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Monday, February 20, 2017

International Rescue Committee Safe Programming (Protection) Officer Vacancy in Kakuma, Kenya

International Rescue Committee (IRC)
Safe Programming (Protection) Officer – Kakuma
Sector: Protection & Rule of Law
Location: Kenya
Employee Type: Regular
Employee Category: Full Time
Scope: The Safe Programming Officer will be the focal point for IRC’s Safe Programming initiative in Kakuma Refugee Camp.
With technical support from the Nairobi-based Protection Manager, and the HQ-based Violence Prevention Unit and Governance and Rights Unit, the Safe Programming Officer will be responsible for implementing the Safe Programming efforts in Kakuma Refugee Camp and ensuring that the goals and objectives of the project are met.
She/he will provide technical oversight to the field-based staff specifically on the incorporation of protection principles into all of the IRC’s and other participating agencies’ programs.
The position reports to the  Health Team Leader, Kakuma.
Program Management
  • Provide leadership in protection mainstreaming in the camp, both for IRC and participating agencies.
  • Provide ongoing leadership, training, and guidance to staff (including refugee incentive staff) to ensure programming meets best practice standards and prioritizes the needs of beneficiaries.
  • Actively participate in the designing of Safe Programming assessments including conducting of the assessment, data analysis and report writing.
  • Undertake development and implementation of work plans emanating from findings of the safe programming assessments.
  • Actively participate in coordination of an inter-agency Safe Programming Advisory Committee meetings and events to spearhead safe programming across all sectors.
  • Ensure representation of protection mainstreaming in key forums such as coordination meetings in the camp as an opportunity to advocate for protection principles.
  • Ensure adequate project monitoring systems are in place and staff are aware and using the same.
  • Track the project budget utilization through work plans, spending and procurement plans in line with IRC policies and practices.
  • Ensure that all internal and donor reporting requirements are met and that reports are of a high quality and submitted on time.
  • Ensure that all opportunities for protection mainstreaming are utilized including proper coordination with the grants team to ensure proper coverage of protection mainstreaming in all proposal development opportunities.
  • Liaising with IRC Safe Programming Officers in other projects sites to ensure information sharing and increase opportunities of creativity and protection mainstreaming.
  • Manage the complaints and response mechanisms while maintaining appropriate beneficiary feedback mechanisms particularly related to protection mainstreaming so that activities incorporate opinions and needs of the people served and problems addressed in a timely manner.
  • Develop specific initiatives and strategies to reduce risks and vulnerabilities related to age, gender, disability and diversity mainstreaming of target beneficiaries.
Staff and Community Capacity Building
  • Design and implement staff training plans for national team members and refugee incentive staff in Kakuma for both IRC and other participating agencies.
  • Oversee/ conduct trainings on safe programming for community leaders and service providers
  • Collaborate with the all team managers in IRC and where necessary participating agencies to ensure that staff are well trained on safe programming.
  • Actively input in the design of training manuals for safe programming with reference to context and relevance to field site.
Coordination and Networking
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with all stakeholders- including community leaders, NGOs, UN agencies, and other IRC team members to enhance multi-agency and multi sectoral cooperation and coordination.
  • Participate in the camp level working group meetings that relate to safe programming.
  • Create forums that encourage coordination including increasing opportunities for the protection advisory committee to meet and brainstorm on improving protection mainstreaming in the camp.
Key Result Areas
  • Community Mobilization
  • Capacity building protection (core concepts)
  • Conducting protection assessments in the camp to identify existing protection gaps.
  • Managing the complaints response and feedback mechanism.
Kenyan nationals are encouraged to apply.
International allowances are not available for this position.
Salary and employee benefits are compliant to the Kenyan NGO Sector.
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How to Apply
CLICK HERE to apply online
IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
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Disclaimer: Please take note that International Rescue Committee (IRC) does not ask for any fees in connection with its recruitment processes. In the event that you receive any request  for payment of any sort, please get in touch with us on Tel: +(254-020) 2727730, Email: or report to the nearest police.

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