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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Regional Humanitarian Coordinator in Nairobi, Kenya

Regional Humanitarian Coordinator
£26,843 net per annum + competitive benefits package
Nairobi, Kenya

Oxfam GB, Horn East & Central Africa (HECA) works in different contexts on humanitarian, development and campaigns programmes in 10 countries across the region. HECA has the largest humanitarian programme in OGB. The regional humanitarian function ensures capacity to scale up and respond rapidly to humanitarian emergencies across the region. To enable this, the team shapes the region’s humanitarian preparedness strategy as well as supports countries and partners during responses providing leadership and advice.

The Role
The role is a senior management post reporting to the Regional Director and a member of the regional management team (RMT). This role provides regional technical and strategic leadership in humanitarian programmes across HECA. The post holder contributes to the shaping of the OGB corporate humanitarian strategy and the role is accountable for the development and implementation of the regional humanitarian preparedness strategy. The role has people management responsibility of the rapid response team at the regional centre, matrix management of country humanitarian programme coordinators and manages a small regional budget. The role is the regional security focal point.
Qualifications : The Person
To be successful in this role you will have substantial exposure on strategic leadership of large humanitarian responses in dynamic contexts. You will have the ability to influence and support a multidisciplinary and multicultural team in appreciating and adhering to relevant humanitarian response standards, procedures and policy commitments. Demonstrable skills in preparedness programming and humanitarian response gender analysis essential. This will include clear understanding of the practical significance of gender issues in humanitarian environment. You will be experienced in policy development in relation to humanitarian work. You will be a strategic thinker, culturally sensitive with good context analysis skills.

You must have excellent communication and representation skills. Fluency in written and spoken English is essential. Working knowledge of French is desirable.

To apply
To find out more about this role and to apply, please visit and quote ref: INT4265.

Closing date: 15 January 2011.

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