Self Help Africa Is an international NGO dedicated to the vision of an economically thriving and resilient rural Africa.
We have 50 years of experience working with smallholder farmers, farmer associations, cooperatives and agribusinesses across Africa to help farmers grow and sell more food, improve diets, diversify incomes and make their livelihoods more sustainable and resilient to external shocks.
SHA has been working In Kenya since 2005 implementing rural development, sustainable food and livelihood security programs.
Self Help Africa Kenya seeks to recruit a suitable candidate to fill the position of:Department: Programmes Department
Location: Dublin or Nairobi or London
Contract Type: Three-year fixed term
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Reports to: Programmes Director
Job Purpose: Grow the humanitarian function in what has been a development focused organisation. Increase SHA’s profile as a humanitarian actor, grow humanitarian funding and support the country offices to develop humanitarian expertise.
The Humanitarian Manager is responsible for all aspects of Self Help Africa’s humanitarian work.
These responsibilities include:
Developing and implementing a three-year humanitarian plan
Generating humanitarian income
Mapping of humanitarian space and identifying potential partners for collaboration
Assess capacity gaps in humanitarian response at head office and county office (CO) level and working to develop skills in relevant areas such as cash programming, the development of refugee livelihoods, etc.
Working with the Compliance and Finance Manager to ensure the appropriate policies and procedures, including to safeguarding, are in place, complied with and regularly reviewed against best practice
Working with SHA’s technical team of advisors in agriculture, nutrition, gender and inclusion, M&E and enterprise to develop appropriate programme methodologies for humanitarian contexts
Advising SHA’s Management Team (MT) on trends, pending crises, humanitarian standards, and sectoral coherence/opportunities with SHA’s current work
Finance: supporting finance in programming and annual budget process
Security: advising the MT and country on security and ensuring that humanitarian and other related staff are adequately trained on security
Risk: supporting the MT and COs on managing risks associated with humanitarian work, updating the Humanitarian Risk Register and integrating it into SHA’s Risk Register
Donors & networking
Networking with humanitarian donors particularly Irish Aid, as well as key INGOs, etc.
Represent SHA in the Irish Emergency Alliance (IEA) and in Dóchas Humanitarian Working Group
Taking the lead in the organisation for emergency response
Ensuring prompt responses to chronic or sudden onset humanitarian emergencies
Developing processes and procedures for emergency response Overseeing prompt responses to chronic or sudden onset humanitarian emergencies in country programmes
Supporting needs assessments and response planning
Building SHA’s capacity to implement crisis response with partners
Standards & Compliance
Ensuring emergency response planning and implementation is in line with SHA’s standards, including donor compliance and accountability to beneficiaries, donors and other stakeholders
Ensuring that SHA meets with global standards such as Sphere
Developing as necessary SHA’s own humanitarian standards
Training, development & capacity building
Providing technical guidance on humanitarian programme approaches, undertaking as required research and development of internal policy and guidelines
Set up internal Humanitarian Working Group to discuss new developments, share best practice, etc.
Build capacity and train staff to enable first phase response
Internal – MT, Programmes team, technical team, country programmes
External – donors, humanitarian networks, partner INGOs
Qualifications,Knowledge and Experience:
Five year’s overseas experience in implementing humanitarian programmes, with at least three years of senior management experience
Notable experience of deployment in response to rapid and slow onset emergencies, including in a programme lead role
Experience supporting strategic programme development including successful proposal development for humanitarian donors
Experience in developing security protocols and in contingency planning
Strong evidence of good interpersonal and communication skills
Budgetary and financial management skills
Highly flexible and organised, able to manage multiple, simultaneous demands and willing to take on new tasks on an ad hoc basis
Ability to work both on own initiative and as part of a team in a high-pressure environment while adhering to deadlines
Strong theoretical understanding of the localisation agenda and experience of engaging and working with local partners, ideally including the development of partnership strategies for emergency response
Experience of engaging with cluster coordination systems and key international humanitarian networks
Experience working with stakeholder feedback and complaints and response mechanisms
Written and spoken French would be an advantage More Information
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