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Manager-Peace and Social Justice

  • Contractor
  • Nairobi Kenya
  • TBD USD / Year
  • Refugee Consortium of Kenya profile




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Refugee Consortium of Kenya

DEPARTMENT: Peace and Social Justice
LOCATION: Nairobi with possibility of travelling to regions where RCK has offices including Garissa, Kakuma and Dadaab.

REPORTING LINES:
Post holder reports to: Director of Programs
Staff reporting to this post: Project Officer, Project Consultants

RCK VISION: A just and inclusive society for all displaced and host populations

RCK MISSION: To protect and promote the well-being, voice, and dignity of the displaced and host populations.

JOB DESCRIPTION: The Manager, Peace and Social Justice, will facilitate the implementation of programs and initiatives aimed at fostering peace, justice, and inclusivity within diverse communities, with a particular focus on displaced persons and host communities. The role will involve advocating for the values of peace and inclusivity, while promoting understanding and respect for diverse nationalities, religious and cultural beliefs. Collaboration with partners and stakeholders is central to the role, as you oversee interconnected projects and initiatives.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Program development and implementation:
    • Design, resource and implement projects aimed at promoting peace and justice.
    • Provide overall leadership and oversight of the technical aspects of the implementation and coordination of the pillar.
    • Coordinate project planning meetings with partners and identify capacity building needs.
    • Contribute to the production of program reports and materials.
    • Foster regular communication with project staff and local partner organizations.
    • Establish and maintain strong working relationships with relevant CSO partners and stakeholders. Conduct analytical reviews and capture lessons learned from project implementation.
    • Supervise and support project officers field teams in the implementation and monitoring of work plans ensuring that activities reflect donor and other commitments.
    • Evaluate peace and social justice needs and coordinate the design of programs on peace building.
  2. Capacity building and training:
    • Prepare a capacity building program for the department tailored for diverse stakeholders, grassroot organizations and beneficiaries.
    • Prepare training tools on peace and justice issues for the department
    • Coordinate and facilitate events, workshops, and seminars centering on peace and justice.
  3. Stakeholder Engagement:
    • Establish and maintain effective partnerships and collaboration with relevant stakeholders including county, national and regional systems.
    • Lead advocacy and dialogues with county, national and international stakeholders in addressing peace and justice needs.
    • Participate in relevant forums, conferences and working groups to stay updated on economic empowerment trends, policies and best practices.
  4. Resource Mobilization and Grants Management:
    • Identify and track funding opportunities from potential donors.
    • Assist in proposal writing processes.
    • Monitor grant reporting deadlines and compile reports.
    • Support donor outreach and fundraising activities as needed
    • Resource Mobilization and Grants Management:
    • Identify and track funding opportunities from potential donors.
    • Assist in proposal writing processes.
    • Monitor grant reporting deadlines and compile reports.
    • Support donor outreach and fundraising activities as needed
  5. Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting
    • Design and implement a M&E plan and tools to track program performance and impact for the Peacebuilding program.
    • Collect, analyze and report program data and outcomes to management and the donor.
    • Prepare regular progress reports, document program activities, case studies, success stories and other relevant documentation.
    • Plan and conduct specific research to support baseline and end-line evaluation process.

Qualifications & Experience
• A University degree in International relations, peace and conflict studies, social sciences or other related field.
• Specialized education or work experience in areas such as human rights, criminal justice, community development, Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) or Alternative Justice Systems is an added advantage
• A minimum of 5 years’ experience in peace and conflict transformation, rule of law and access to justice sector, informal justice or peace building programs preferably in humanitarian and development contexts.
• Clear understanding of the role of law and justice in protection, conflict prevention, peace building and development.
• Proven record of program design and management, including sourcing, managing and reporting on donor funds.
• Demonstrated experience in staff supervision, capacity building, leadership and management skills
• Strong communication and interpersonal skills with excellent analysis and writing skills
• Strong commitment to the values of peace, justice, and inclusivity, with an open-minded approach and respect for diverse national, religious and cultural beliefs.

Working Conditions
The job will requires working with strict deadlines, in remote areas, communities with diverse cultural and religious backgrounds in Garissa, Kakuma, Nairobi, Garissa and other regions.

Behavioural Competencies
• Professionalism- In-depth theoretical knowledge and significant experience in the relevant fields of project management, strong analytical, problem solving and drafting skills. Discretion and sound judgment in applying legal expertise to sensitive, complex legal issues
• Communication- Strong interpersonal and communication (written, spoken and presentation) skills. Proficiency in English and Kiswahili
• Technology awareness- Fully proficient computer skills and ability to use relevant software application, in particular information databases, internet/intranet services, library sources etc.
• Teamwork – Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with people of different national and cultural backgrounds with respect for diversity.
• Managing performance- ability to supervise, coach, mentor and develop junior staff as required.

How to apply

To submit your application, send a cover letter along with a detailed Curriculum Vitae indicating expected salary, 3 professional referees including your last supervisor and their email contacts, to be received by 5.00pm, Monday 26th February 2024.

Send your application to:
The Recruitment Committee,
Subject Line: “Application for Manager – Peace & Social Justice”
Email: [email protected]

Only successful candidates will be contacted. RCK is an equal opportunity employer.


Deadline: 26-Feb-24


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