DRR Regional Program Coordinator

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Closing date: 31st August 2017
Contract type: Fixed Term (start 1st October, 2017 – end 30th September, 2019)
Location: Nairobi (family posting)

The Role
We are looking for an energetic and experienced Program Coordinator with DRR experience who can generate energy, overcome challenges and meet clear deadlines. A leader who is good at negotiating relationships with resolution, flexibility and self-confidence and above all will ensure that the entire Program is delivered on time, with high quality and in compliance with donor requirements.

The Program Coordinator heads the Program Management Unit and provides a functional and or matrix management steer to the different country based Program Teams that consist of project managers, technical advisors and support teams in the 3 countries of implementation (Burundi, the DRC and Tanzania).

This position will be based in Nairobi with frequent travel to the countries of implementation (and possibly Belgium).

The Program Coordinator position reports to the Regional Humanitarian Coordinator based in Nairobi and will also have functional links with the Institutional Partnership Manager/ the contract holder based in Brussels.

Master degree in a relevant field required;
You can demonstrate 3 years’ experience in managing complex international projects/Programs;
Demonstrated DRR knowledge and at least one year experience in a DRR related position (adviser or Program Manager)
Demonstrated ability to work under pressure, prioritize, meet deadlines, and hold self and others to account;
Proven analytical, strategic planning, project design, project cycle and financial management skills;
Strong communication and influencing skills, with proven ability to build relationships with a diverse range of local, national and global stakeholders;
Proven experience in supporting multi-disciplinary teams, and coaching individuals from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds;
Sound understanding of monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning (MEAL) principles and practice;
Experience in capacity building and capacity development approaches and affinity with promoting
local leadership;
Understanding of international humanitarian aid systems and agencies, and the roles and responsibilities of local and national actors in humanitarian response;
Awareness about humanitarian sector quality standards and codes such as the Core Humanitarian Standards, NGO/Red Cross Code of Conduct, SPHERE and Oxfam International polices and best practice;
Willingness to travel regularly to the countries of implementation (and possibly Belgium)