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1.Head of Programmes Job, Current Administration Jobs In Kenya,
Purpose of the role
Reporting to the Country Cluster Manager (CCM) for East Africa, the Head of Programmes (HoP) for East Africa will lead programmes and partnerships in Kenya, whilst offering support to the partnership and programme management in the rest of East Africa region and deputising the CCM as necessary. The Head of Programmes will be responsible for security management in Kenya, maintaining oversight of the BRC Nairobi office and managing the integration agreement with KRCS. The Head of Programmes will line manage programme managers and support staff that serve BRC’s partnerships and programmes across East Africa.
Main Duties and Responsibilities
- Contribute towards the continued development and implementation of the International Strategy, guided by the strategies of our National Society partners.
- Play an active role in the East and Southern Africa management team to identify and capitalize upon opportunities and ensure the team is working towards achieving our strategic objectives.
- Support the CCM to collaborate with colleagues in fundraising to actively plan our regional strategic approach and identify funding opportunities to take forward the International Strategy through our programmes and partnerships.
- Support the CCM and Head of Region to monitor progress against the Regional Action Plan (our strategic document at the regional level) and linked monitoring and evaluation frameworks.
Internal and external relations
- Lead the relationship with the Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) and support the CCM in managing the relationships with other Red Cross/Red Crescent Societies in East Africa.
- Develop a comprehensive understanding of BRC’s partnership approach, adopting a strategic, initiative-taking perspective on how to successfully establish and deliver partner-led approaches to achieve sustainable change.
- Be a role model for the ESA Region’s commitments to equitable partnership and the localisation agenda, leading by example and actively working to demonstrate these principles in practice.
- Engage with KRCS National Society strategic and annual planning processes, ensuring these are the foundation for BRC engagement and reflect our shared ambitions.
- Work with IFRC and other stakeholders to support KRCS in conducting organisational capacity assessments with IFRC tools and lead upon BRC due diligence exercises. Provide support to this with other partners in the region upon request.
- Guide the organisational strengthening of KRCS through their National Society Development (NSD) plan, which must be owned and led by the National Society. Offer expertise to other NSD efforts in the region.
- Work with KRCS to ensure the inclusion of vital areas of Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA), Safeguarding and Community Engagement and Accountability in their NSD plans.
- Plan for and oversee appropriate contributions from BRC in support of the KRCS NSD plan, through regional or other BRC staff expertise or identifying external service providers.
- Ensure adequate resources are allocated towards operational and organisational strengthening costs by BRC (in line with the NSD approach) and support KRCS to establish more consistent practices with other partners, including through advocacy to peers and donors.
- Jointly with the CCM (given the overlaps in geography), manage the relationships with the IFRC cluster office for Kenya, working closely with the Head of Delegation and their team.
- Maintain active coordination and collaboration with ICRC, seeking opportunities to collaborate.
- Consistently encourage and engage constructively in efforts to collaborate across Movement partners, in support of a stronger One Movement model through approaches such as Unified Planning at the country level.
- Build, maintain and develop a network of contacts to support the work of BRC in Kenya and function as BRC focal person for internal and external relationships.
- Represent BRC in-country and regional meetings, inter-agency coordination meetings and corporate and donor meetings.
- Ensure that relevant links are made with the wider East and Southern Africa team and BRC’s West and Central Africa team to promote the sharing of information, experiences and learning across the African region.
Country, programme and financial management
- Ensure sound financial management of the budgets and resources allocated for Kenya, including maintaining overall oversight of budgets managed by line-managed staff and oversight of in-country financial compliance procedures.
- Responsible for management of security in Kenya, ensuring all security minimum requirements are in place and managing the security of BRC staff and visitors to the BRC office in Kenya.
- Support the BRC East Africa team to deliver programmes’ outcomes, including overall oversight of performance, and facilitating synergies between programmes where opportunities arise.
- Ensure that all interventions are designed by National Societies in partnership with communities and that they mitigate potential negative impacts, guaranteeing the participation and protection of women, children and other vulnerable groups.
- Monitor the humanitarian environment and context within the country and coordinate with the East Africa team and BRC colleagues to revise programming as necessary.
- With the support of the team Disaster Management Coordinator, lead and coordinate BRC’s support for disaster and crisis response activities in Kenya.
- Ensure sound financial management of the budgets and resources allocated for the sub-region, including maintaining overall oversight of the country budget and in-country financial compliance procedures.
- Support the BRC East Africa team in ensuring that BRC and donor requirements are met at all stages of project cycle management.
- Ensure appropriate risk management and escalation of risks where necessary.
- Line manages four BRC East Africa staff, ensuring initiative-taking performance management, wellbeing, and personal development opportunities to support our people to meet their full potential. Staff directly managed by this position: 2 Programme Managers, 1 Programme Officer and 1 Finance and Admin Officer.
- Matrix -manage technical or other advisors, business partners, or surge delegates and teams as required.
- Ensure that appropriate performance management systems are in place for staff, in partnership with the BRC and KRCS HR teams.
- All team members understand their responsibilities and objectives.
- All resources involving staff are managed by BRC policies and procedures.
- All staff are kept informed of all relevant organisational plans and updates on development.
- Team ideas and comments are communicated and forwarded appropriately.
- Authentic, consistent, and honest leader.
- Actively listens and allows others to be heard.
- Adaptable to changing needs, pressures, and opportunities.
- Empower others based on their skills and expertise.
- Dynamic, inclusive, compassionate, and courageous.
- Actively participates in all team meetings.
- Supports other team members.
- Works and behaves by all BRC policies, and procedures and line with our Values in Action.
- Upholds the fundamental principles of the Red Cross and acts with integrity, by the Society’s values (inclusive, compassionate, courageous and dynamic).
- The duties and responsibilities described are not a comprehensive list and additional tasks may be assigned from time to time that are in line with the level of the role.
How To Apply
Deadline closes: 9th December 2023
2.Student’s Affairs Officer Job, Current Administration Jobs In Kenya,
- Reporting to the Head of Academic Affairs, the Student Affairs Officer is responsible for carrying out the school’s non-academic and behavioral programs and liaising between the college administration and student organizations, such as the student council.
- As a professional educator he/she understands and responds to the challenges presented by today’s diverse student population.
- He|she will provide proactive leadership to engage all stakeholders in delivering programs and services to support the student’s academic achievement and personal and social development.
- He/She will work cooperatively with the principal, faculty, staff, students, and parents toward a positive school climate.
Scope of the role:
- Student non-academic performance
- Planning & executing extra-curricular activities
- Student safety and health
Your key Responsibilities:
- Maintain standards of student behavior designed to command respect and minimize college and classroom interruptions.
- Responsible for individual counseling of students in various aspects and group counseling on selecting social activities and using leisure time to mold behavior and guiding them to access sources of specialist advice and support as appropriate.
- Responsible for students’ welfare, from entry|admission to exit|graduation.
- Responsible for the development, scheduling, and administration of student engagement, co-curricular, and entertainment programs to prevent overlapping.
- Take part in student orientation programs with other members of staff.
- Responsible for career development plans through career talks by employers and professionals.
- Responsible for mentoring programs through talk, career counsel, and placement for students ready for employment.
- Responsible for the management of the alumni programs for the college.
- Responsible for students’ PAE in consultation with lecturers, encouraging academic success and monitoring students who are struggling in class,
- Make references and recommendations for employment of students who have completed their courses,
- Coordinate preparation and publishing of the student affairs calendar.
- Coordinate and handle discipline-related processes and procedures on students.
Skills & Competencies
Minimum requirements on Education and Experience:
- An undergraduate degree in Psychology and counseling or equivalent with at least 5 years of teaching experience at an institution of higher learning, 2 of which must be in a leadership role and managing students at an institution of higher learning.
- Membership of a professional Body
- Demonstrate continuing professional development
- Sound knowledge and understanding of best practices locally and internationally regarding teaching, learning, assessment, and quality improvement
- Successful and motivational leadership, with an inclusive leadership style, and with experience in leading change
- A deep understanding of commitment to and involvement in the hospitality industry
- Successful record of developing and sustaining partnerships and networks with external organizations and other bodies locally and internationally
- Thorough understanding and experience of quality improvement processes in learning institutions
- Extensive knowledge and experience of education and issues and challenges facing the sector
Key Skills and Personal Attributes
- Demonstrated experience in successfully developing and delivering strategic plans to ensure future institutions’ success
- Demonstrated people leadership and management skills
- Excellent interpersonal, communication, presentation, and partnership skills for working in a complex multi-stakeholder environment
- Ability and experience in developing and leading significant institutional change
- Commercial ability and success in generating institutional growth
- Excellent judgment with the ability to balance risks and opportunities
- Ability to resolve conflicts
- An absolute commitment to upholding the college values, in particular, commitment:
- to prioritize the needs of students
- to act with integrity, authenticity, and respect at all times
- to secure continuous improvement and excellence
- to focus on coaching and developing others to reach their full potential
- demonstrated commitment to continuous personal development to improve achievement by focusing on the quality of instruction.
How To Apply
Apply no later than Friday 15th December 2023.