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Lutheran World Federation Area Coordinator Job in Kakuma Refugee Camp

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Lutheran World Federation/Department for World Service Kenya Programme is seeking to recruit Kenyan nationals for the following position, to be based in Kakuma Refugee Camp.

Area Coordinator (AC)

The Area Coordinator will report directly to the Country Representative or the person designated by him/her.

Key Responsibilities
• Overall responsible for representation, coordination and supervision of refugee and host community projects in the Turkana Region.
• Act as the official representative for LWF program in the Region.
• Responsible for the overall management of programs, financial, administration/ human resources and safety.
• Coordinate with United Nations organizations, Government of Kenya, national and international NGOs, the refugee and host communities to promote a coordinated approach in programming.
• Responsible for the safety and security of all LWF personnel, assets and equipment in the Region.
• Perform the role of Project Coordinator of Kakuma Refugee Project and to supervise and support the Deputy Project Coordinator for the refugee operations.
• Supervise and support the LWF Project Coordinator in the Turkana host community project
• Oversee development of proposals, projects M&E, reporting and documentation relating to LWF programs forboth refugees and host communities.
• Keep the Country Representative Kenya country program office in Nairobi updated, advised and informed of all aspects of the Kakuma refugee camp operations
• Ensure staff awareness of and strict adherence to LWF policies, Code of Conduct for humanitarian workers and Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA) of target groups.
Professional Qualifications, Skills and Experience
• Advanced University degree in Social Work, Sociology, Political Science or a related field.
• At least 4 years experience at management level in an international humanitarian organization, preferably in a refugee or Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) settings.
• Professional training in M&E and/or Project Management.
• Strong representation, negotiation and coordination experience gained from working with UN organizations, government, community leaders, and national and international NGOs.
• 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 2nd February, 2011

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

Or e-mail to:

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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