Head of Mission at Secours Islamique

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  • Company: Secours Islamique
  • Location: Kenya
  • State: Nairobi
  • Job type: Full-Time
  • Job category: Administrative/Secretarial Jobs in Kenya

Founded in 1991, Secours Islamique France (SIF) is a NGO devoted to social and humanitarian assistance and development aid in France and the world. SIF is a 23 year-old NGO guided by the Islamic values of solidarity and respect for human dignity and by the humanitarian principles of neutrality, independence and impartiality. These principles ensure that relief reaches all people in need, whilst respecting their diversity – whether cultural, religious or social and without expecting anything in return. SIF runs field missions in 16 countries throughout South-East Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Haiti, emergency aid projects, development programmes and advocacy initiatives in four main fields: Water and Sanitation, Childhood Protection, Food Security and Social action to the most vulnerable in France (social patrols, housing insert, etc.) and employs more than 350 people worldwide.

SIF is looking to fill a Head of Mission position based in Nairobi, Kenya.

You will be under the supervision of the DESK Manager, as part of the SIF Mission Team and you will be supervising the Human Resources, Finance Officers, Program Coordinator and Logistic Supervisor. You will be in charge of providing the overall leadership and strategic direction of SIF operations in Kenya and Somalia.

Your work will consist of:

Leadership of the Country Programme

  • Developing and maintaining a coherent strategy that contributes to SIF’s global objectives.
  • Monitoring the emergency humanitarian situation in the country and advise HQs on the appropriate course of action.
  • Assessing and responding as necessary to changes in the external environment ensuring these changes are reflected in the country strategy and project plans.

Programme Development

  • Developing SIF’s short and medium term strategy.
  • Regularly analysing the context, risks, operational access issues and availability of resources, in relation to the program objectives.
  • Addressing the feasibility of SIF’s current proposals and realign them in light of the field assessment findings.
  • Developing and maintaining SIF’s emergency activities and oversee the scale up of the emergency response.

Representation

  • Representing SIF, coordinating and advocating on key issues with local and national authorities, UN agencies, donors and INGOs.
  • Managing external communications in collaboration with the HQ’s communication department. Act as the contact person with press and media.
  • Maintaining regular communications with HQs using the established procedures.
  • Staff Management/Human Resources
  • Providing leadership and management to the team.
  • Participating/overseeing the recruitment process of national staff.
  • Interpreting, developing and applying SIF’s HR policies and terms and conditions, national employment law, consistently and effectively.
  • Regularly making performance and management appraisals.

Logistics

  • Overseeing the timely and efficient planning and implementation of procurement and supply of items in line with project needs.
  • Ensuring adequate management of warehousing, compounds, transportation, goods in kind and assets according to SIF procedures.
  • Safety and Security Management
  • Monitoring the security context and act on any deterioration in this that could affect operations.
  • Ensuring the updating of the Security plan and produce a weekly security report.

Administration and Finance

  • Overseeing budget preparation and analysis of actual expenditures against the budget.
  • Establishing and maintaining SIF field accounting systems.

The employee may be requested to perform other tasks in accordance with its job category, in case of need related to the functioning of the Association or to changes in its policy and its organisation, and respecting the pattern of fixed-term contract.

  • You have worked a minimum of 5 years in humanitarian work, including previous experiences as Country Director, or Deputy Country Director, or chief of Party with INGOs in similar context.
  • You are very experienced in strategic thinking, including identifying, analyzing, problem solving and responding to opportunities and challenges and the ability to translate these into practical plans of action.
  • You possess strong leadership skills and a supportive management style of all staff.
  • You possess strong communication skills, with excellent written and spoken English.
  • You have experience of working within an insecure environment with responsibility for security planning, monitoring and management.
  • An understanding and commitment to SIF’s mission and values are necessary.
  • Familiarity with the Kenyan and Somalian contexts and French and/or Arabic speaking would be appreciated.

Working condition s:

Starting date : As soon as possible.

  • French fixed term contract : 12 months.
  • Remuneration according to our salary grid.
  • Monthly perdiem.
  • Social and medical cover (SIF contributes to 60% of the insurance).
  • Guesthouse.
  • R&R to your homecountry for your 6 months breaks.
  • Leaves every 3 months.

Method of Application

Submit your CV and Application on Company Website : Click Here Closing Date : 13th November, 2020
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