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Aug 8, 2017

Handicap International Area Managers Jobs in Kakuma and Dadaab, Kenya

Handicap International (HI)
Position: Area Managers
2 Positions

Responsible to: Regional Coordinator – Refugee Affairs (RC-RA)
Locations: Kakuma and Dadaab (Non family duty stations)

The Organization: Handicap International (HI) is an independent and impartial international aid organization working in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. 

Working alongside persons with disabilities and other vulnerable groups, our action and testimony are focused on responding to their essential needs, improving their living conditions and promoting respect for their dignity and their fundamental rights.
The Position: He/she will provide overall supervision and coordination in the field, specifically focusing on representation, human resources, logistic, finance, resource mobilization, security management, and internal control for all project activities in line with HI-TUSK sector’s programme strategy.
He/she will be responsible for:-
1. Representation of HI at field level by:
  • Representing HI at field level and maintaining a positive image of the organization
  • Referring to the RCRA for any decision that engages HI or any issue that requires policy direction
  • Developing and maintaining positive working relationships with local officials, government bodies and international agencies
2. Participate in the strategic development of the projects and pilots its implementation at field level
  • Monitoring the needs, context and overall situation in the field and mak ing sure that needs and gaps are regularly assessed by the project teams
  • Spearheading development at the field level through stakeholder analysis, achievements/gaps/strengths analysis, participatory process (beneficiary, partners and staff) to define priorities.
  • Providing inputs to the program strategy and to its review
3. Resource mobilization at field level and coordination of compound partnerships
  • In coordination with the RC-RA, being in charge of resource mobilization at field level and maintain positive and regular partner relations.
  • Exchanging minutes of the meeting with the RC-RA, Programme Director, and Head of Programmes
4. Coordinate projects implementation
  • Coordinating and supervising the implementation of the activities and making sure they are implemented according to HI and the donors requirement, timely and in the best interest of the targeted beneficiaries
5. Plan the financial strategy of the field and ensure its implementation
  • Elaborating the annual support cost budget and following up its implementation after validation
  • Validating the cash requests for the projects
  • Ensuring the accountancy reporting to Nairobi is done in time
6. Management and supervision of staff under its line management
  • Supervising and leading the teams, (supervising the elaboration of annual action plans, carrying out appraisal of the team members under your line management)
  • Strictly adhering to the application of HI Human Resource Management policy and tools for the project teams, e.g. JD, leave approval, end of probation, propose disciplinary measures
7. Security management in close collaboration with the RCRA and Programme Director for assets and human resources. 

The Field Co-ordinator will be the main focus for HI safety and security in the Field
8. Regular reporting
  • Writing reports of the key meetings and sharing them with RCRA and other management staff
  • Ensuring monthly reporting on the activities to the Program Director and other management staff
Qualifications and Skills Required
Education: At least a Bachelor Degree in Social Sciences or Management discipline or its equivalent

  • At least 5 years practical experience project / programme management
  • Knowledge of the disability sector is an added advantage
Technical Competencies
  • Project management
  • Experience in strategic and operational planning
  • Budget Management and Monitoring
  • Budget monitoring
  • Cash Forecast
  • Financial Management
  • Report and monitoring tools
  • Staff Administrative management
  • Organizational skills
  • Team Player
  • Management skills
  • Decision Making
  • Analytical skills
  • Communication and listening skills
  • Multi-tasking
  • Negotiation and conflict resolution skills
  • Training skills
  • Innovative
  • English
  • Swahili
Office Automation

Autonomous on basic functionalities:
  • Ms Word
  • Ms Excel
  • MS Power point
  • Internet
  • Electronic messaging system
How to Apply

If you feel you are the right candidate for this position, kindly send your application along with an up-to-date CV (including 3 (three) referees with their current official contacts) by email to :- [email protected] on or before 18th August, 2017 5.00 pm.

The email subject line should be marked as follows depending on the position you are applying for : ‘Application for Area Manager – Kakuma’ or Application for Area Manager - Dadaab

Please do not send your academic and other testimonials they will be requested at a later stage.
Only short listed candidates with the above qualifications and skills will be contacted.
Handicap International is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females and Persons with Disabilities are encouraged to apply

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