The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is an impartial, neutral and independent organisation with the exclusively humanitarian mission to protect the lives and dignity of victims of war and internal violence and to provide them with assistance.
It also endeavours to prevent suffering by promoting and strengthening International Humanitarian Law and universal humanitarian principles. The ICRC’s Regional Delegation in Nairobi co-ordinates the institution’s humanitarian activities in Kenya, Tanzania and Djibouti.
The Regional Delegation in Nairobi is seeking for an experienced, highly motivated and qualified person to fill the position of:
Networking Adviser 1
(Open to Kenyan Nationals only)
Overall Responsibility: The incumbent supports the Regional Networking Manager in his/her specific area of expertise especially Islamist of armed groups and maintains up-to-date mapping of key contacts, groups and adapted databases for information sharing and knowledge management.
Tasks and Responsibilities:
- Maintains and develops contacts with a wide range of religious circles and related interlocutors, including religio-political leaders, heads of educational institutions (Universities and madrassas), students, humanitarian organisations, media and other organisations;
- Works to improve the quality of dialogue with all interlocutors;
- Focuses in particular suburb areas within Nairobi;
Environment Scanning, Analysis & Research
- Contribute to analysing, mapping of relevant stakeholders so as to create a picture of the different ideological tendencies, institutions, NGOs, Media and Muslim academia;
- Monitoring and analysing public discourse, including social media, in reference to the Islamic Armed groups;
- Contribute to monthly update of data base information;
- Monitors events and changes within the region that could have an impact on ICRC activities;
- Responsible for maintaining updated contact lists and mapping;
Communication & Reporting
- Participates in the organisation of workshops, round tables, seminars and courses for religious circles and humanitarian affairs interlocutors;
- Participates in interactions with detainees, urban refugee/migrants, communities affected by the conflict;
- Helps to explore means to improve public communication in collaboration with Communication departments;
- Writes reports of all activities and minutes of meetings;
- Contributes to periodic institutional reports;
- Participates actively in internal meetings;
- Helps brief incoming delegates on non-State armed groups, religious authorities and philanthropic organizations.
- Bachelor of Arts in Humanities / Political Science / International Relations or a relevant field;
- Sound knowledge of the Islamic world including Islamic and Islamist movements and networks;
- Minimum of 3 to 5 years’ experience as a professor, analyst or consultant is a prerequisite;
- Excellent English communication skills, verbal and written.
- Ability to speak in Arabic language would be an added advantage;
- Confirmed capacity to analyse the political and social environment;
- Ability to manage, analyse and summarise large amount of information;
- Ability to build and maintain a network, in-depth knowledge of specific network.
How to Apply:
Interested persons with the required background and experience are invited to submit their application to: Human Resource Office at the e-mail address; firstname.lastname@example.org before 16th March, 2018 (indicate the position title in the subject line).
Please include: detailed Curriculum Vitae and motivation letter, copies of relevant certificates, current and expected remuneration and contact details of three referees.
Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.
NB: ONLY EMAILED APPLICATIONS WILL BE CONSIDERED.