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Re - Advertisement: Armed Violence Reduction Manager Kenya

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Security
  • Manager (team leader)
  • Full Time
  • Temporary
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Job Summary

(Candidates who applied previously need not re-apply)
The Armed Violence Reduction Manager is a senior staff member within the DDG Kenya program. He/She is responsible for ensuring that all projects within the DDG Kenya programme are implemented to the highest technical standard.


  1. Minimum a university degree in peace studies, political science or related field; Master’s degree preferable.
  2. At least 5 years management experience working on conflict analysis, community security and/or peacebuilding.
  3. In-depth knowledge of Kenya’s social, political and economic context and strong understanding of how local dynamics lead to armed violence, ideally in arid and semi-arid parts of Kenya.
  4. Demonstrated experience in managing a diverse team.
  5. Experience in proposal development and report writing.
  6. Excellent writing and verbal skills in English for project proposals, reports, and communications; knowledge of Somali, Turkana or Pokot an added advantage
  7. A strong work ethic and the ability to work effectively and efficiently.
  8. Able to exercise a large degree of common sense and personal discipline
  9. Experience of working in insecure environments and of security management


Program Management

  1. Ensure high quality project implementation in accordance with donor and DDG/DRC regulations, as well as agreed objectives, indicators, budgets, and work-plans.
  2. Ensure that the program activities draw on good and innovative practice from the field of community security and peacebuilding.
  3. Ensure positive synergies and collaboration among programs and offices, strengthening the exchange of information, staff, skills and learning.
  4. In collaboration with the Finance team and budget holders, ensure that project activities and expenses are regularly monitored.
  5. Ensure team cohesion and organize regular team building activities, as well as providing regular monitoring and support visits to the field offices.
  6. Representation/coordination with external actors
  7. Represent DDG in meetings with relevant partners in the field, including national and local government officials, donors, and other non-governmental partners.
  8. Ensure DDG’s mandate is known and correctly understood by all stakeholders.
  9. Pro-actively liaise and build good rapport with local authority officials, community representatives and any other relevant stakeholders.
  1. Support the Country Manager in developing and implementing DDG Kenya’s strategy. Ensure proper understanding of these documents by relevant actors (e.g., staff members, partners, government counterparts, and donors).
  2. With the Country Manager, ensure regular and critical review of the country strategic plan.
  3. Donor Relations / Funding
  4. Provide technical assistance for the development of high quality, integrated, and needs-based proposals.
  5. In coordination with the Country Manager, work with relevant staff to design and implement fundraising strategies so that all program sectors are adequately financed.

Finances, Human Resources, and Logistics
  1. Manage and support relevant program staff, including providing appropriate and timely feedback to staff regarding their performance and supporting their professional development.
  2. Assist in developing job descriptions and in the recruitment of program staff.
  3. Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Reporting
  4. Ensure that all projects have an M&E plan and supervise the implementation, including ensuring key lessons learnt are incorporated in new project proposals.
  5. Jointly with the Country Manager and with the support of M&E staff, review the M&E structure and ensure that it is according to M&E best practices. 
  6. Ensure reporting deadlines to donors are met and that reports are of a high standard.

General Information

Salary rangeNot specified
Additional informationNot specified
Contract type: Temporary
Job type: Full Time
Location: Nairobi
Area of work: Security
Seniority: Manager (team leader)

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 5 years
Required skills: Project monitoring and evaluation (M&E); Human resource and personnel development; Strategizing; Logistics planning and management; Security operations; Programme management; Project implementation; Project Financial Management
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)

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Danish Refugee Council

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DRC has been operating in Kenya since 2005, where we assist refugees and displacement-affected communities by implementing protection and livelihoods activities that increase their self-reliance and expand opportunities for a dignified life. DRC works in Dadaab and Kakuma refugee camps, as well as in Nairobi and Mombasa to assist urban-based refugees.

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