Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) Manager

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Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) Manager in Lodwar, Kenya

Practical Action Eastern Africa, an international NGO that uses technology to challenge poverty in developing countries, is seeking to recruit a suitable KENYAN NATIONAL to fill this position to be based in Lodwar, Turkana County.

Date of expiry26th Aug
LocationLodwar, Kenya
Full/Part timeFull Time
Employment statusFixed Term
Other terms

Under the overall supervision and guidance of the Regional Director, Practical Action Eastern Africa, the DRR Manager will be responsible for the oversight and quality delivery of the work of the DRR teams in the region and working with other key stakeholders in the UK to ensure Practical Action maximises synergies to grow the programmes.

Among others, the key duties and responsibilities include:

  • Contribute to the development of Practical Action’s regional strategic plans to work with poor and marginalised people to increase their access to information and services and to build their capacity to improve their lives.
  • Prepare specific strategic plans for Practical Action’s DRR programs ensuring that the plans conform to Practical Action Eastern Africa’s strategic direction, policy and implementation strategies.
  • Proactively develop ideas, concepts and  project proposals with thematic staff for fundraising activities as well as  market them to relevant donors
  • Lead and coordinate the implementation of specific DRR projects through planning, development, implementation and evaluation and ensure that findings guide the continued successful implementation of projects and inform the development of further initiatives
  • Ensure partnerships are carefully developed, properly managed and their capacities built to maximise project impact and sustainability
  • Ensure the effective and timely monitoring of project expenditure against approved budgets.  Using the monthly budget holder reports, ensure timely corrective action on under or over spends.
  • Line manage and build a high performing DRR team that has clear objectives, metrics, is continuously developed and rewarded both as individuals and as a team.

The prospective candidate should possess:

  • A Master degree in DRR relevant field, preferably on rural development and agriculture. A first degree in a relevant field.  Further specialization on climate change adaptation and/or disaster risk reduction are desired.
  • At least 7 years proven experience of managing development program/projects related to disaster risk reduction, climate change adaptation, integration of climate in rural development and related domains.
  • Technical knowledge on designing and managing disaster risk reduction initiatives, Community Based Disaster Risk Management, participatory capacity vulnerability analysis, and climate change adaptation (CCA) projects.
  • Working experiences of integrating DRR/CCA into livelihood and other development programs.
  • Practical experiences on developing and conducting DRR/CCA related training.

You can access the detailed job description from the download section

Interested candidates who wish to apply for the above position and who meet the requirements should submit their application, curriculum vitae and cover letter to Practical Action, Eastern Africa Regional Office via email: recruitment@practicalaction.or.ke  no later than 25th August, 2017. Please indicate clearly the title of the position being applied in the subject line of the email. 

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