Closing Date: Friday, 14 October 2011
Based in Nairobi Immediate Start Preferred Initial 12 month contract with potential extension
An exciting opportunity exists for an experienced Disaster Risk Reduction Specialist in our operational surge capacity response programme, based in Nairobi.
We are looking for a DRR Specialist with proven experience of relief work, and strong sector specific skills in order to effectively lead the start up and implementation of DRR work within our new DM surge response programme in accordance with Tearfund's approach to good practice, policy and strategy.
The DRR Specialist will be responsible to provide technical support and advice to Tearfund partners and Tearfund field staff within the sector for the design, implementation and management of projects across Tearfund partners and a potential Tearfund DMT programme, operating in Kenya and Somalia. The DRR Specialist will be responsible for coordination of Tearfund's sector activities with the UN, NGOs and Governments and for participating in external advocacy activities within their sector, within the UN, NGO and Government community.
The post requires frequent travel to field sites. Applicants will have a degree or equivalent in a related sector and be a credible advisor with proven leadership, negotiation, analytical and representation skills with the ability to communicate effectively with a diverse group of people. Applicants must have substantive up-to-date working knowledge of relief environments within an International NGO environment. Excellent written and spoken English is essential.
Applicants must be committed to Tearfund's Christian beliefs. All posts involve potential contact with children and the recruitment process will include specific checks related to child protection issues.
Salary: Â£25,575 plus competitive benefits package
Due to immediate start date, applications will be screened immediately on arrival so please apply as soon as you are able to.
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