Project Coordinator & Early Action Protocols Expert At Welthungerhilfe

Project Coordinator & Early Action Protocols Expert At Welthungerhilfe
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Welthungerhilfe


Project Coordinator & Early Action Protocols Expert At Welthungerhilfe

Details of the offer

Rationale
This ToR refer to the Welthungerhilfe project on “Development of Forecast-based Action mechanism addressing drought induced food insecurity in Kenya”, briefly called Forecast-based Action (FbA) Project hereunder.
To anchor the mind set for anticipatory humanitarian assistance, including Early Warning Early Action in-country, and build capacities on the job with national stakeholders, there is need for the FbA Country Teams to engage in learning, knowledge management, dissemination and advocacy activities. This is to support and contribute to the paradigm shift of the national humanitarian systems in Kenya towards early warning and early action.
Further, for the FbA Project to meet the institutional donor obligations towards the German Federal Foreign Office (GFFO), FbA Country Teams are established within each of the Welthungerhilfe country offices in Kenya. For a smooth implementation of the FbA country operations, it is essential to equip the FbA Country Teams with both, special FbA expertise but also with the necessary competencies and experiences regarding project, financial, and operational support from the Welthungerhilfe Country Office.
Objective
Through the FbA Country Team the full GFFO donor compliance for the FbA Project country activities implementation, reporting, finances, and MEAL is assured. Further the FbA Country Team guarantees a high level of in-country coordination with international, national and local engaging actors / stakeholders (e.g. communities, government and private institutions, organisations, academia, networks etc.). The FbA Country Team makes contributions and ensures that Welthungerhilfe benefits from learning, knowledge management, dissemination and advocacy activities regarding anticipatory humanitarian assistance, in particular Early Warning Early Action (EWEA) in the humanitarian sector.
Mandate and Composition
The FbA Country Team is mandated to assure the full GFFO donor compliance for the FbA Project country activities implementation, reporting, finances, and MEAL. This includes to identify, establish and sustain working relationships with international, national and local engaging actors / stakeholders (e.g. communities, government and private institutions, organisations, academia, networks etc.). The FbA Country Team is responsible and accountable for handling the Early Action Protocols (EAP) development process in-country. This is with contractual support by Scientific and Technical Support Facilities.
Specific duties
Assures the overall in-country project coordination
Develops the project set-up and outline
Builds relationships and coordinates with project stakeholder (including local authorities and communities in the EAP regions)
Oversees project steps and cooperation with external contractors and partners.
Leads the entire in-country EAP development process with respective stakeholders and EAP Custodians (including EAP quality assurance)
Supports EAP custodian organizations in EAP development.
Assures data generation, data management, and data protection within the EAP process.

Job requirements
Knowledge/ Qualifications
Professional/ formal qualification
The job holder must have at least a Degree in Disaster Management, Development Studies or any other discipline in social sciences. A master’s degree will be an added advantage

Job-related professional experience
Demonstrable technical capacity in disaster risk management, resilience, climate change adaptation, and rural development,
Preferably experience in leading and managing multi-county DRR program
Strong cross-cultural skills and a demonstrated ability to influence change without direct authority, and to work successfully with community manage disaster risk reduction (CMDRR).

Required
Minimum 5 years’ experience in designing and supporting the implementation of DRR and resilience building through livelihoods programs and the development of emergency preparedness planning.

Desired
Technical knowledge in livelihoods, agriculture, or food security


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