Humanitarian Response Advisor (East Africa)
Nairobi Full Time
1 week ago

Job Summary

Applications are invited from qualified persons for the above vacant position.

Job Description

Tearfund has recently scaled up our response to the Food Security crisis in East Africa, creating a new opportunity for an experienced humanitarian to join our team to support our response across the region and build on the effectiveness of Tearfund and partner staff in humanitarian response.

We are looking for an experienced and highly motivated Humanitarian Response Advisor, based in Nairobi, Kenya to provide support to Tearfund’s East Africa Crisis Response (covering Ethiopia, Kenya and Somaliland, and potentially South Sudan). This is an exciting and varied role.

Building effective humanitarian response capacity

Your major focus will be working closely with our country teams to improve the humanitarian response capacity of our Tearfund staff and partners. This will involve capacity assessments, and providing training and accompaniment to partners on good practice and Quality Standards, including CHS.

Deployment to support responses

The role will involve supporting partner-led to the crisis, to undertake assessments, guide and advise partners, help develop project design, and support monitoring and reporting, developing preparedness and contingency plans. You will work closely with UK and country based teams to assist with developing compelling funding proposals, and provide information to assist supporter communications and media releases.

Contributing to learning

You will make a valuable contribution to Tearfund’s learning culture, participating in evaluations, coordinating and facilitating learning reviews, ensuring learning on humanitarian good practice is disseminated and applied.

Regional representation

Your role will also include some representation to external networks and humanitarian funding sources, INGO/NGO coordination groups and providing support in developing partner consortiums.

You will be educated to degree-level or equivalent and have proven and substantive field-based experience in a disaster management, with a thorough understanding of relevant good practice codes and standards and relevant sectoral experience (primarily WASH and Food Security and Livelihoods). You will have strong creative capacity building and training skills, and have a proven track record in project cycle management, effective support management (Finance, Logistics), capacity building staff and partner organisations, and successful proposal development.

You will be a strong team player, able to influence and bring others along with you in critical settings. You will be accustomed to working unsupervised and responding to tight deadlines.

Applicants require strong English language skills (written and spoken). All applicants must be committed to Tearfund's Christian beliefs.

This is a fixed term contract for 2 years.

Location: The position will be based in Nairobi, Kenya with significant travel (at least 60%) within the East African region (mainly Somaliland, Kenya and Ethiopia). Applicants must be able to provide proof of the right to live and work in Kenya.

Salary: Tearfund offers a nationally market matched salary and benefits package at 3,174,744 KES per annum. There are no expatriate benefits offered with this position.

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