British Red Cross: Refusing to ignore people in crisis
Nairobi-based, with routine travel to assigned countries
Fixed-term contract (3 years).
The British Red Cross (BRC) helps people in crisis, whoever and wherever they are. We are part of a global voluntary network, responding to conflicts, natural disasters and individual emergencies. We enable vulnerable people in the UK and abroad to prepare for and withstand emergencies in their own communities. And when the crisis is over, we help them to recover and move on with their lives.
We are part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, the world's largest independent humanitarian network and are committed to, and bound by, its fundamental principles: humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity and universality.
Within International Directorate, the Programmes and Partnerships Department provides oversight of our partnerships with Red Cross and Red Crescent National Societies and provides support for the development, implementation and review of organisational capacity building, disaster management and longer-term community resilience programming. The department works in partnership externally with National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, the IFRC and ICRC, and internally within a matrix relationship of technical advisers and policy professionals.
Based in a small BRC office in Nairobi, the post of Country Manager for Kenya, Somalia and Djibouti is responsible for strategic direction, management and delivery of BRC support to National Societies in the assigned countries - providing funds and technical support for organisational capacity building, disaster management (incorporating preparedness, response and recovery), and longer-term resilience work.
The overall purpose of this post is as follows, to:
  • Lead BRC's partnership with the designated Red Cross and Red Crescent National Societies.
  • To deliver country plans in line with agreed overall strategy for the International Directorate and the regional strategy, ensuring an integrated approach to National Society capacity development, disaster management, community resilience, and other BRC supported RCM activities.
  • To manage and coordinate the delivery of all BRC support to the National Society, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC) and/or the ICRC in the assigned countries.
  • To support the development of the capacity of the National Societies in line with their own strategic direction to respond to emergencies and to build resilience in vulnerable communities, ensuring the appropriate deployment of resources and technical advice.
  • Manage BRC's in-country presence in Nairobi, leading a small team of programme, finance and support staff.
This position is based in Nairobi, with travel within the sub-region and to the UK as required.

To see a full job description and to apply please follow the link.
For more information or if you have any problems with your application, please contact Anna Makrinou -AMakrinou@redcross.org.uk.**
Closing date: Tuesday 15th, 2016 (midnight UK time)