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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Coordinator, Host Community Project

This is a senior professional position, which requires effective diplomacy plus critical, analytical, facilitative and communication skills as well as representational and management skills.

Guided by the DWS Country Strategy, the PC’s functions and responsibilities shall include, but are not limited to, the following;

More specifically the duties and responsibilities shall include the following:

* Responsible for management of all issues relating to the project cycle in accordance with the project agreements and Memorandums of Understanding (MOU), with related agencies and back donors.
* To be responsible for the supervision and training of those staff responsible to him/her in the proper conduct of their duties.
* Maintain close collaboration with partners, including UNHCR, WFP, UNICEF, FAO, Government of Kenya line Ministries, other agencies, and host and refugee community leaders at all times and phases of the project.
* Ensure adherence to the existing policy documents (and manuals)
* To supervise, liaise closely with and provide the necessary advice and support to the Host Community project staff.
* To ensure that project proposals, monitoring & evaluation activities, progress reports and other documentation relating to ‘project cycle’ matters are developed, finalized and submitted to the Area Coordinator within the relevant time frame.
* Conduct regular field visits to ensure close supervision, monitoring and coordination of activities and update the Area Coordinator.
* To participate in meetings and other official missions as a representative for the LWF Host Community Projects.
* Keep the Area Coordinator updated, advised and informed of all aspects of the Turkana Host Community operations.
* To be a member of the Kakuma/Turkana Project Management Team and the Joint Management Team that meets quarterly.
* To be a participating member of the interview panel for the recruitment of staff.
* Any other duties as assigned by direct supervisor

Professional Qualifications

* A degree in Sociology, Social Work, Development Studies and, Anthropology from a recognized university.
* A degree in a related discipline would also be considered.

Relevant Experience and skills

* At least 5 years progressive experience in humanitarian, disaster risk reduction (DRR) or development programs at senior management level.
* Experience gained within an international NGO will be an added advantage.
* Practical experience and skills with the Rights Based Approach, proposals and report writing, and M&E.
* Excellent computer skills

LWF/DWS is an equal opportunity employer, irrespective of gender, race or religious affiliation.
Female candidates are encouraged to apply.
LWF/DWS is a signatory to the Code of Conduct for humanitarian agencies.
Our recruitment and selection procedures reflect the organization’s commitment to the prevention of abuse and exploitation of beneficiaries.
Applications and detailed CV must include email address and telephone contacts of 3 referees, one of whom must be your supervisor in your current/former employment.
They should reach the undersigned by close of business on 15th October, 2010:

C/o Office Administrator
P.O. Box 40870, GPO-00100
Nairobi, Kenya

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