Concern Worldwide: Officer Emergency Response Job 2019

By | July 1, 2019

Concern Worldwide: Officer Emergency Response Job 2019

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Closes: Jul 15, 2019

Concern Worldwide is an international non-governmental humanitarian organization dedicated to the reduction of suffering and working towards the ultimate elimination of extreme poverty in the world’s poorest countries

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for the following position:

Job Title: Officer – Emergency Response, Turkana

Duty Station: Turkana North Sub County, Turkana County

Reports to: Manager- Health and Nutrition (Turkana)

Direct Reports: None (Supervises Local Partner)

Contract Details:

Six (6) Months Fixed Term Contract Subject to Availability of Funds and Performance

Starting Salary of the Pay Grade – Kes 96,308

Group Medical Cover (Principal)

Group Life Cover

Group Personal Accident Cover

Job Summary:

To oversee the implementation of the cash transfer program and provide technical leadership in Turkana County for Concern Worldwide’s emergency response

Main Duties & Responsibilities:

· Supervise local partner implementing cash transfer program in Turkana North Sub County to ensure compliance with partnership agreement and Concern Worldwide’s policies

· Provide technical leadership, mentorship and general capacity building of local partner staff undertaking emergency cash transfer program implementation in the County

· Provide technical support to local partner in documentation, financial reporting and implementation in Turkana North sub County

· Oversee beneficiary identification, validation and registration exercise by the local partner

· Represent Concern in coordination forums on emergency response at ward, sub County and County level

· Liaise with other humanitarian agencies and County government agencies undertaking emergency response in Turkana

· Document progress made in the implementation of the emergency cash transfer program on a monthly and quarterly basis. This will include but not limited to: document case studies and change stories in close consultation with the local partner, monthly and quarterly progress report plan, monthly and quarterly indicator tracker clearly showing progress made against the targets set out in the M&E plan/Logframe, pictorial and audio-visual recordings of project implementation and as will be defined by the line manager

Responding to Emergencies:

· Participate and contribute as necessary towards Concern’s Emergency response as and when necessary

· Comply with Concern’s health, safety and security guidelines during emergencies

Code of Conduct and Associated Policies

· To adhere to the standards of conduct outlined in the Concern Code of Conduct and associated policies.

· To support and promote the standards outlined in the code of conduct and associated policies to their team, partner organizations and beneficiaries, and be committed to providing a safe working environment

Job Specification:

– A Degree in Community Development, Livestock Production, Crop Production, Social Sciences or any other relevant field

– At least two (2) years’ experience in cash transfer programming. Experience working with and managing local partners and in Turkana County is preferred

  • Must have a working knowledge of Project Cycle Management

– Strong written and oral communication skills

– Excellent computing and report writing skills

– Be able to work independently, as well as in a team

– Strong leadership and management skills

– Be willing to accept responsibility and to show good judgment, initiative, and resourcefulness.

– Fluency in spoken and written language in English and Swahili. Fluency in the local language is an added advantage


This job description is not exhaustive and may be revised by the line manager from time to timeHOW TO APPLY:

Interested candidates, who meet the above requirements, should send their CV and cover letter to with the subject of the email as ‘Officer – Emergency Response – Turkana’ by Sunday, 14th July 2019

Each application should include at least three referees who can validate technical expertise. Telephone contacts must be submitted with the application.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview.

Concern has a Programme Participant Protection Policy and Concern Code of Conduct which has been developed to ensure the maximum protection of programme participants, especially beneficiaries, from abuse and exploitation, and to clarify the responsibilities of Concern staff, partner organisations, and anyone engaged by Concern or visiting our programmes, and the standards of behaviour expected of them. In this context all Concern staff have a responsibility to the organisation to strive for, and maintain, the highest standards in the day-to-day conduct of their work in accordance with Concern’s core values and mission. Any candidate offered a job with Concern will be expected to sign the Programme Participant Protection Policy and Concern Code of Conduct as an appendix to their contract of employment. By signing the Programme Participant Protection Policy and the Concern Code of Conduct candidates demonstrate they have understood its content and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of this document. Any breach of the Programme Participant Protection Policy and Concern Code of Conduct by employees of Concern during the course of their employment will result in disciplinary action up to, and including, dismissal.

Concern’ is the trading name of ‘Concern Worldwide’, a company limited by guarantee, registered number 39647; registered charity number CHY 5745, registered in Ireland, registered address is 52-55 Lower Camden Street, Dublin 2, Ireland.

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