Kenya Red Cross County Manager Jobs in Garissa and Wajir

Kenya Red Cross Society is one of the largest humanitarian organizations in Kenya. Its mission is to be the leading humanitarian organization in Kenya delivering excellent quality service of preventing and Alleviating Human Suffering.

The Society is looking for qualified persons to fill the following positions:
Position Title: County Manager 

2 Positions

Reporting to: County Advisor
Job Location: Garissa, Wajir
Position Summary: This role will be responsible for ensuring that Kenya Red Cross Society is strategically and effectively positioned within the Specific County as key partner to the County government and has a well coordinated approach in service delivery to the communities within the County in line with their identified needs and priorities including overall responsibility for programme implementation and Emergency/Disaster response.
Key Responsibilities
Strategic Positioning:
  • Provide strategic leadership and direction to County staff to design, implement and evaluate strategic action plans and budgets in line with approved County priorities and strategies
  • Manage KRCS County strategies and processes. Develop and implement strategic plans, programs, policies tailored to meet County goals
  • Build a strong KRCS Brand as per KRCS model of a well functioning County
  • Ensure that the needs and priorities of the County are well identified and advocate for their fulfilment
  • Ensure that all KRCS operations within the County are well aligned to the County and Sub County structures.
  • Build relationships with the Counties and represent KRCS at strategic County meetings
  • Guide the allocation of KRCS resources and investments in line with the priorities of the County
  • Mobilise resources at County level and facilitate development of written MOUs and Agreements with County governments and other strategic partners
Networking & Relations:
  • Develop strategic alliances to strengthen collaborative partnerships and networks with relevant County government agencies, NGOs and other stakeholders in order to advocate, represent, and influence policies for humanitarian relief
  • Establish and maintain close working relationships with County government agencies, donors, NGO’s and other humanitarian agencies to avoid duplication of services
  • Represent the Society at local, County and national meetings, conferences, workshops and other forums to promote the activities of the KRCS and the County Branch and articulate issues related to the County priorities and challenges.
Membership and Volunteer Management:
Responsible for the overall recruitment and management of the KRCS Members and volunteers within the County through
  • Conducting effective membership and volunteer recruitment campaigns
  • Keeping updated electronic records of all members and volunteers within the County
  • Trainings and deployment of the Volunteers
  • Ensure effective systems for Coaching, mentoring, performance appraisal for the volunteers
  • Implement effective membership and volunteer motivation strategies.
  • Facilitate the effective recruitment, trainings and functioning of the KRCS County governance team in line with the KRCS Constitution and policies.
  • Coordinate the development and implementation of an effective County fundraising strategy in line with the County Branch plans while considering long term and short term objectives
  • Work with the County Advisor and the fundraising managers to develop and implement a strategies for income generation
Programme Management:
  • Accountable and responsible for successful implementation of all programmes in the county including Emergency/Disaster Response with a focus on strategic action plans and agreed budgets and in line with approved KRCS policies and international best practices aimed at ensuring effective and efficient use of resources
Minimum Qualifications
  • Post graduate degree in Management, organizational development or related field
  • At least 5 years management experience
  • Previous experience in providing leadership at senior management level will be an added advantage
Desired competencies
  • Good knowledge of the work of the Red Cross in Kenya and the County
  • Good knowledge on the County and its working environment
  • Proven record of networking and Partnership development
  • Excellent conflict resolution skills
  • Experience in Programme design and management
  • Excellent interpersonal and effective communication skills
  • Excellent change management skills
Applications should be sent to the following address to be received on or before Friday, 24th January, 2014.

Secretary General
Kenya Red Cross Society
P.O. Box 40712-00100,

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