NGO Jobs in Kenya – ICRC

Protection Field Officer

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is an impartial, neutral and independent organization whose exclusively humanitarian mission is to protect the lives and dignity of victims of armed conflict and other situations of violence and to provide them with assistance. The ICRC also endeavours to prevent suffering by promoting and strengthening humanitarian law and universal humanitarian principles.
Protection Field Officer (Jubbaland)
About the Job
Based in Bardhere, the Protection Field Officer contributes to the implementation of Protection activities in Jubbaland with a focus on Gedo and other areas as required.

Responsibilities

·         Assists the Protection team in documenting and mapping of major conflict-related events with significant Protection of Civilian Population (PCP) implications;
·         Identifies and monitors humanitarian needs, priority issues and International Humanitarian Law’s violations in his/her Area of Responsibility (AoR) for further monitoring and follow up and proposes course of action;
·         Collects first-hand information from a variety of sources on specific violations/abuses; provides practical guidance and support to the protection team on the PCP issues on the ground;
·         Conducts detailed field assessments looking at the needs of the affected populations and the viability of an ICRC intervention on a particular violation;
·         Supports detention visits when needed and follows up on the specific issues identified;
·         Contributes to daily monitoring of the political, economic and social developments and their impact on the population in AoR;
·         Assists in monitoring of important and sensitive public communication;
·         Informs and sensitizes field staff, Somali Red Crescent Society (SRCS) staff, local organisations and local authorities on ICRC Protection activities and other varying issues of interest;
·         Provides support to develop and maintain an extended network of contacts among local authorities, parties to the conflict, local leaders, humanitarian organizations and members of civil society;
·         Reports regularly on the ongoing activities/projects, develops various departmental reports including multidisciplinary assessments and operational reports;
·         Contributes to the definition of the annual objectives and plans of actions in coordination with the rest of the Protection team.

Requirements

Interested? You should possess the following qualifications and experiences and have the following competencies:
·         University Degree;
·         At least 4 years of experience in a similar field;
·         Knowledge of IHL/IHRL is an asset;
·         Ability to network, represent the institution externally and dialogue with major stakeholders;
·         Fluency in written and spoken English and Somali languages;
·         Capacity to analyse the socio-political and cultural environment, the dynamics of conflict zone and inherent humanitarian/protection challenges;
·         Excellent communication, administrative and organizational skills, with a high sense of responsibility and confidentiality;
·         Proficiency in MS Office suite.
We Offer
·         A dynamic and challenging work environment in the humanitarian and international environment;
·         Training and development opportunities;
·         A competitive salary with benefits, based on the ICRC Compensation and Benefits framework.



Communication Assistant
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is an impartial, neutral and independent organization whose exclusively humanitarian mission is to protect the lives and dignity of victims of armed conflict and other situations of violence and to provide them with assistance. The ICRC also endeavours to prevent suffering by promoting and strengthening humanitarian law and universal humanitarian principles.
Communication Assistant – Production (Fixed term -7months)
About the Job
Based in Nairobi, the Communication Assistant – Production is the Delegation’s focal point for the production of communication materials and products. S/he coordinates within and across other departments and with field structures, Nairobi Regional Communications Centre, Cairo Regional Communications Centre and local suppliers to ensure the development and supply of communication tools as budgeted and as needed.

Responsibilities

·         Manages the delegation’s overall communication tools requirements, within the framework of the Field Production Book and is in charge of tracking all production and consumption needs in line with approved budget and institutional guidelines and timelines;
·         Implements communication tools productions and coordinates all production requests for all ICRC departments and office in Nairobi and Somalia;
·         Guides and supervises staff in the selection of appropriate tools and monitors the use of materials in line with departmental and institutional guidelines, whilst focusing on the correct target audience;
·         Coordinates with Nairobi and Cairo Regional Communications Centres for productions that require regional support;
·         Supports in-house productions, assists in the development of new publications and other communication materials in terms of the concept, design and use;
·         Develops a network and database of local suppliers/service providers for print material, audiovisual services, photographers, illustrators and designers;
·         Ensures proper archiving of all communication materials; publications, still and audio-visual material depicting the work of the ICRC in Somalia;
·         Works in closely with Field Officers to ensure that the public communication set-up at field level is properly organized;
·         Oversees the stock management and distribution of publications and other ICRC communication materials;
·         Supports the field to ensure stocks are adequate, providing guidance on efficient use, follow-ups and re supply of communication materials and tools;
·         Handles all administrative duties within the Communication department, coordinating with field communication staff on plans of action, reports, budget allocations and corresponding expenditures in line with the approved budget;
·         Compiles operational communication statistics on a regular basis;
·         Spends 20% of the time in the field, in support of field structure especially in development, implementation and roll out of the field – driven productions.

Requirements

Interested? You should possess the following qualifications and experiences and have the following competencies:
·         University degree in Law, Communication, and Journalism;
·         At least 3 years of experience in communication, journalism or publishing;
·         Fluency in written and spoken English is essential, good spoken and written Somali is an added advantage;
·         Proficiency in MS Office, email and internet usage;
·         Excellent planning and organizational skills;
·         Strong sense of responsibility and autonomy;
·         Ability to Network sufficiently and Communicate effectively;
·         At ease when expressing and exchanging views and ideas, and ability to analyse and synthesize information;
·         Knowledge of ICRC mandate and activities is an added asset;
·         Good knowledge of the socio-cultural, economic and political environment of Somalia.
We Offer
·         A dynamic and challenging work environment in the humanitarian and international environment;
·         Training and development opportunities;
·         A competitive salary with benefits, based on the ICRC Compensation and Benefits framework.
Availability: 1st August 2018
How to apply
Apply by sending your cover letter and CV addressed to the Human Resources Manager, ICRC Somalia Delegation, on the email address sokrecruitment@icrc.org. Your cover letter must indicate your current salary and your expected salary range.
The closing date is address 30th June 2018. Please indicate the position title in the subject line of your email message.
NOTE THAT ONLY EMAILED APPLICATIONS WILL BE CONSIDERED.
Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted and canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification. Any enquiries about the position should be addressed to sokrecruitment@icrc.org

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