Kenya Manager - Regional Durable Solutions Secretariat (ReDSS)

Posted on Mar 21st, 2020 in Humanitarian Aid and Development Aid
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Contract: Contract
Salary: Competitive Salary
Deadline: days, hours

Role Purpose

The ReDSS Kenya manager will be responsible to start ReDSS in Kenya. He/ she will be responsible for the overall management and coordination of ReDSS Kenya Country Unit and for initiating and implementing its strategy, work plan and budget while providing strategic direction and representing ReDSS members in relevant fora and coordination mechanisms.

Accountabilities & Responsibilities

Overall management and coordination of ReDSS Kenya unit

  • Lead ReDSS Kenya  and provide strategic directions and vision
  • Ensure that ReDSS strategy is delivered with high quality
  • Development of country strategy, work plans, budgets and fundraise for the unit together with ReDSS members
  • Ensure internal information sharing and coordination among ReDSS members in Kenya
  • Line management responsibility: performance management and staff development of staff under his/ her supervision
  • Ensure strong leadership and clear communication of vision, strategies, procedures and guidelines
  • Ensure ongoing management and support to facilitate compliance, adequate procedures and processes, timely and quality project implementation and appropriate budget planning and management, and cost efficiency
  • Coordinate the development of donor applications and reports, as well as ensuring donor compliance and quality control

Research and knowledge management: promoting a culture of learning and reflection that leads to improvements in durable solutions programing and policies

  • Develop a common research and learning agenda to address key knowledge and practice gaps in Kenya
  • Use of the ReDSS Solutions Framework and solutions programming tools to support joint accountability and analysis to monitor progress and challenges
  • Maintain and update online information management system and database
  • Organize learning events at national and regional levels – in coordination with key government and stakeholders
  • Lead the implementation and monitoring of the application of the ReDSS learning framework to promote a culture of learning and reflection

Strengthening the capacity of practitioners and policy-makers in the field of durable solutions

  • Strengthen capacities of local authorities and humanitarian and development stakeholder to cooperate in developing integrated approaches for displaced and host communities
  • Support the roll-out of the technical and policy durable solutions training package
  • Facilitate mentorship and peer learning through the creation of a network of technical people
  • Support development of learning tools such as online tutorials
  • Translate evidence and research into programing and policies guidance

Contribute and support policy actions based on evidence

  • Initiate and support policy actions and engagement, based on evidence to improve solutions-oriented policies in Kenya at national and county level
  • Support the development, implementation and monitoring of ReDSS Kenya policy strategy
  • External representation and coordination
  • Represent ReDSS Kenya with a diverse range of governmental, humanitarian and development actors, UN agencies, private sector and academia
  • Ensure active engagement with displacement affected communities to ensure their ownership and support in order to make solutions lasting, locally relevant and feasible


Knowledge, Skills & Experience

  • Minimum 6 years of experience in similar positions involving knowledge management, research, evidence building; analysis and coordination of a consortium of partners
  • Strong knowledge of the socio-economic and political dynamics of the region; more specifically on displacement trends with a demonstrated ability to manage politically sensitive contexts
  • Solid experience in capacity development of a wide range of actors including adult learning, mentoring and coaching, training of trainers and impact monitoring of capacity development activities
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a multicultural environment and establish harmonious and effective working relationships, both within and outside the organization


Ideal Candidate

  • Strong analytical and writing skills with proven experience in producing high quality research and policy briefs with ability to present complex information in a simple and accessible manner
  • Strong experience in translating evidence and research into programming and policy guidance
  • Solid experience in capacity development of a wide range of actors including adult learning, mentoring and coaching, training of trainers and impact monitoring of capacity development activities
  • Excellent coordination, inter-personal facilitation and communication skills to build trusted relationships with a wide array of humanitarian and development partners, donors, Government agencies, etc.
  • Good IT command, close familiarity with the maintenance and management of template-style websites and experience of applying ICT (information communications technology) to knowledge management
  • Flexibility, proactive engagement, ability to work under pressure and to demonstrate high tolerance for change, complexity and unpredictability


Application Procedure

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