World Vision Senior Response Manager Job in Dadaab Kenya

World Vision Kenya is a leading non-governmental Christian humanitarian, relief, development and advocacy organization with projects in most parts of Kenya. 

We wish to urgently recruit highly competent people to fill the following positions within our organization.

Job Title: Senior Response Manager – Dadaab

Employing Office: Kenya Office
Purpose of Position    

The Senior Response Manager (SRM) – Dadaab will provide Disaster Management with a bias on refugee and host response through strategic leadership, management and coordination of the World Vision Kenya Dadaab Response. 

Assisting the efforts of Branch II and aligned to the Dadaab Strategy, the SRM will mobilize and sustain support from the World Vision Partnership and donor organizations for the humanitarian operations.

The SRA will actively participate in key humanitarian meetings and network with humanitarian partners including donors and UN agencies at the Dadaab level. 

The essential tasks of the SRM will include networking, strategy refinement and further development, team management, programme management, capacity building, collaboration, coordination and resource mobilization and management.

In addition, SRM will ensure the effective integration of the emergency and longer term development programme and ensure that communities are able to detect, mitigate against, prepare for, respond to and recover from emergencies. 

The SRM will build up and ensure a sustainable level of humanitarian and emergencies capacity remains in the Dabaaab Response Programme. 
The SRM will ensure quality of WV emergency response engagement including appropriate structures, internal and external standards, staffing, resources and policies for emergency preparedness, response, mitigation and transition management are in place which correspond to internal and external standards.

Qualifications:  Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

  • An understanding and experience working with the WV Partnership.
  • Strong commitment to WV’s vision, mission and core values
  • Mature Christian who models Christian Leadership in dealings with others.
  • Minimum of 10 years in leadership and operational humanitarian experience, preferably in Africa
  • Minimum of Masters degree in Development Studies; Agriculture/ Social Studies or similar
  • Strong empirical knowledge of the humanitarian sector.
  • A responsible steward of resources and assets.
  • Understands and values diversity and maximizes diversity to achieve organizational goals – has the right attitude to value, listen to and build on local capacities.
  • Must be a collaborator and team builder committed to the transfer of knowledge.
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure, under extreme conditions and travel at least 40%
  • Able to promote a healthy work environment for self and others whereby a balance is maintained between work and recreation/family.
  • Excellent networker
  • Requires an understanding or experience in the following areas: Refugees, Donors, food security, health, nutrition and HIV/AIDS; education, child and women’s rights, agriculture; water; contracts/agreements and protocols; government-donor-UN relationships; conflict transformation, advocacy
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, as well as negotiation and administrative abilities.
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills with the ability to build personal relationships with the teams and support offices.
  • Skills in facilitation, networking, and analysis of information
  • Ability to demonstrate strategically thinking
  • Ability to work well with a team and to build and promote team cohesion.
  • Demonstrated well-developed knowledge and sensitivity of cross-cultural communication and dynamics
  • Ability to live in remote or hardship areas.
  • Proficiency in French and English required (essential to have a working level of French language with a willingness to improve).
  • Interpersonal relationship skills and willingness to learn.
  • Knowledge of Ms Office packages (Ms word, Power point and Ms Excel)
  • Strong experience in setting up or scaling up multi sectoral relief programmes
  • Knowledge of SPHERE, LCP and other programming tools
  • Experience in cross faith context essential
Job Details      
Application Details
Director, People and Culture,
World Vision Kenya,
Karen – Nairobi,


All application letters and detailed CVs together with names of three referees should reach us not later than November 8, 2012. (Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted).

World Vision is a child focused organization and upholds the rights and wellbeing of children. 

Our recruitment and selection procedures include screening and background checking for child abuse offenses. 

World Vision is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Our vision for every child, Life in all its fullness,
Our prayer for every heart, The will to make it so.

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