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Emergency Project Assistant at Christian Aid

About us

Christian Aid exists to create a world where everyone can live a full life, free from poverty.

Poverty is an outrage against humanity. It robs people of their dignity and lets injustice thrive. But together we have the power to transform lives.

We are a global movement of people, churches, and local organizations who passionately champion the dignity, equality, and justice worldwide. We are the changemakers, the peacemakers, the mighty of heart.

We provide urgent, practical help in times of crisis and beyond. We seek to eradicate extreme poverty by tackling its root causes. Together with people living in poverty, we amplify our voices to speak truth to power and create lasting change.

Everyone is equal in the sight of God. For over 70 years, this has inspired us to stand together in solidarity with our global neighbors, of all faiths and none

About the role

The role is positioned in the Kenya Country Program team and would be based either in Nairobi or preferably in Marsabit. The role is key in leading in the delivery of humanitarian project/s within the Kenya Country Program. The role has the overall responsibility of leading and supporting partners to deliver outcomes in increased community and county participation and engagement in humanitarian response. The role will be required to travel.

About you

The Emergency Project Assistant will support the global humanitarian manager and Emergency Project Officer in ensuring the humanitarian deliverables and implementation of programs is well planned, executed and coordinated. Key to the role is providing oversight of the deliverables, budget monitoring, reporting and quality of work being carried out by the Christian Aid partners. A strong focus on accompaniment of partners.

The role is has the opportunity to contribute to the development of Christian Aid policy, strategy, thought leadership and communications in humanitarian response. The role has a responsibility to and ensure the implementation of rapid, effective and principled response to emergencies in line with the Christian Aid strategy. To support in disaster preparedness and early warning and support capacity building of partners and communities towards strengthening Humanitarian response. This role will provide a certain percentage of time for external representation as per advice of the line manager (30%).

To be responsible for providing recommendations to the Emergency Programs/Project Officer on partners and partnership, leading in project and budget management in line with Christian Aid policies and procedures. Ensure documentation is in place to ensure effective disbursement of funds to Christian Aid partners. Equally is responsible to ensure that the funds transferred are are used for approved purposes, and timely reporting based on robust data on activities, outputs, and impact of the project. The project assistant will ensure that project/s are delivered on time and within budget. (60%)

In collaboration with Emergency Project Officer and global humanitarian manager, contribute towards the development and dissemination of Christian Aid Humanitarian Response work through publications (general, thematic sector, academic) (5%)

Engage in personal development for furtherance of Christian Aid Humanitarian Response work including self development, training, mentoring and coaching among others(5%)

Further information

This role requires applicants to have the right to work in the country where this position is based.

We value diversity and aspire to reflect this in its workforce. We welcome applications from people from all sections of the community, irrespective of race, colour, gender, age, disability, religion, or belief.

You can expect a wide range of rewards and benefits, including flexibility that will ensure you enjoy a good work/life balance.

Competency questions

As part of your application you will be asked to demonstrate your suitability by giving answers to the following questions:

Build partnerships

Tell us about a time when you contributed time and ideas to a piece of work which was beyond you or your team’s role. What was the context? What was the piece of work? What was your job? What were you asked to do? What action(s) did you take? What were the results?

Communicate effectively

Tell us about a time when you were aware that your words and actions were not communicating effectively and you had to adapt what you were saying or how you were saying it. What was the context? What was the task? How did you know you were not communicating effectively? How did you adapt what you said or did? What was/were the outcome(s)? Were you successful? If so, how did you know?

Steward resources

Please give us an example of how you have taken account of the need to use resources economically and without unnecessary waste when planning and delivering your work. What was the situation? What was your task? What was expected of you? What action(s) did you take? Why? What was the outcome? How did you know you were successful in using resources economically?

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