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Kenya Red Cross is one of the many International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement societies around the world. The Kenya organisation was established in 1965, The Kenya Red Cross supports and runs a number of projects whilst raising awareness to the Kenyan public about the current issues or problems which may affect them.

Data Analyst Intern 

Duties and Responsibilities

The data analyst Intern will support in survey programming, data cleaning, data analysis, data visualization and reporting.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Programming surveys
  • Developing scripts for data cleaning and analysis
  • Highlighting where analytical learning in one area could benefit another area of our work.
  • Contribute to the maturity of our approach to reproducible analyses.
  • Visualize and communicate analysis results to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Evaluate external data sources for incorporation into our analyses.
  • Assist with maintaining a good level of data quality
  • Contributing to articles and publications

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in any statistical course, actuarial science, computer science or any other related field with a relevant academic experience.

Required Skills and Competencies

  • Competence in using open source statistical softwares such as R and python
  • Knowledge of mapping tools like QGIS and ArcGIS
  • Excellent analytical and research skills;
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Strong communication skills in liaising with relevant stakeholders
  • Cross team collaboration, proactive engagement with relevant departments and responsible parties
  • Good documentation skills and proficient in Excel
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Have prior experience in data collection and analysis in the field of social or economic-development fields
  • Knowledge of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement

Closing: 21st September 2022

 

GIS Intern

Duties and Responsibilities

The GIS Intern will support in assisting the Research Unit reach its objectives in generation of research knowledge for evidence based decision making in the humanitarian sector.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Collection and analysis of geospatial data from openly available resources.
  • Contribute to and upload mapped data to OpenStreetMap.
  • Assist in co-authoring of data collection forms and participate in field data collection.
  • Earth observation imagery acquisition, cleaning and information extraction e.g. spectral indices, land use land cover classification.
  • Assist in preparing and reporting on the various activities carried out by the data team as well as provision of project status reports
  • Assist in mapping production and related cartographic products.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in geo-information /GIS /Geospatial Engineering or any other related field with a relevant academic experience.

Required Skills and Competencies

  • Proven competence in using open source GIS application software e.g QGIS
  • Collection of spatial data using open data kit (open map kit will be an added advantage)
  • Interest in mapping, open data and open source technologies. Experience with OpenStreetMap, is a strong advantage.
  • Programming and automation of spatial processes using GIS programming e.g. python
  • Good cartographical skills using graphic design software e.g. Inkscape will be an added advantage
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Strong communication skills in liaising with relevant stakeholders
  • Cross team collaboration, proactive engagement with relevant departments and responsible parties
  • Good documentation skills and proficient in Excel
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Eagerness to learn new skillsets

Closing: 21st September 2022

 

Safeguarding Project Officer

Overall Purpose

Reporting technically to the Programme Manager the Officer will be responsible for providing safeguarding technical and operational support in the Integrated Food Security and Livelihood project in Taita Taveta County

Safeguarding Project Officer                                                                                                 

Kenya Red Cross and the Red Cross network refers to our responsibility in acting to: Keep people safe from any form of harm caused by power dynamics by making sure that our staff, volunteers, programmes, communities we work with and communications do no harm to children and adults, nor expose them to abuse or exploitation.

This role is to promote a culture of supporting and facilitating safety and protection linkage for  a genuine zero tolerance to inaction on sexual exploitation and abuse by humanitarian aid workers, contributing to: ensuring all children and adults feel safe to participate in RCRC programmes; feel safe to report a SEA or Child Safeguarding concern; and concerns are appropriately responded to. This role will also support implementation of minimum actions for safe and inclusive programming, ensuring a joined-up approach to community engagement and accountability (CEA), protection, gender and inclusion (PGI) and Safeguarding, as well as facilitating peer learning with National Societies in the region.

Key Responsibilities:

Key activities will include supporting, as needed: programmatic assessments; mainstreaming preventative actions into programmes including safer recruitment and screening, communications and training, community-based complaints systems, referral pathways and linkages, facilitating peer learning and coordination, as well as contributing to strengthening internal reporting and response mechanisms that are easy to access and survivor-centred.

Coordination

  • Identify and engage with local Protection Gender and Inclusion networks within Taita Taveta
  • Engage with relevant organisations for referrals, knowledge-sharing, joint awareness raising, training and reaching out to local communities and specialist expertise.
  • Support a collaborative approach to protection and safeguarding, with the County Gender Children’s’, Health & Social Protection department, programmes, HR and technical staff e.g. NSD, PGI, CEA and legal staff/focal points.
  • Facilitate peer-learning and sharing with other KRCS branches/teams and focal points in other National Societies.
  •  Inform strengthening of procedures for investigation and response through a survivor-centred approach.

Programmatic

  • Support the designation of Protection Gender Inclusion focal points among volunteers delivering the IFSL programme.
  • Deliver training for safeguarding, Protection Gender Inclusion focal points and support with step-down trainings, signing of child protection awareness forms and subsequent reviews of the roles.
  • Facilitate assessment of programmatic safeguarding risks to community members (including child risk analysis) and identify practical actions to mitigate identified risks.
  • Develop/agree a safeguarding, action plan for IFSL and ensure it’s integrated to programme plans and activities.
  • Establish referral procedures and pathways for child protection, sexual/ reproductive healthcare, counselling, justice and MHPSS, at a minimum.
  • Maintain an updated list of networks / organisations for assistance to survivors for the purposes of referrals, signposting and collaboration.
  • Ensure well-communicated channels for safe reporting and response to PSEA and Child safeguarding, concerns clearly integrated into KRCS reporting channels and Taita Taveta specific community-based complaints mechanism.
  • Support monitoring and evaluation of safeguarding, activities e.g. as part of programme monitoring and evaluations.
  • Establish and support technical working structures and policy alignment across the project goals and roles of the government officers.
  • Request specialist technical support when needed in consultation with HQ PGI focal points e.g. local specialists, IFRC and BRC advisers.

Awareness-raising, training and peer learning activities

  • Raise awareness and actively promote transparency and accountability in relation to safeguarding practices
  • Adapt Protection Gender Inclusion information, education and communication resources in consultation with volunteers, community leaders and vulnerable groups.
  • Together with the safeguarding focal point, lead a communications campaign among volunteers and community members involved in the BRC programme.
  • Contribute to peer learning with other organisations locally, nationally and in the IFRC network e.g. through participation in Safeguarding network meetings and IFRC regional Safeguaridng working group.
  • Document and share case studies and good practices in PSEA and Child safeguarding from the program and county of operation.

Reporting

  • Contribute to reporting on PGI to senior management and donors, as required.
  • Prepare progress reports against KRCS PGI action plans.

Team member

  • Actively participate in team meetings.
  • Support other team members in inculcating safeguarding and protection roles.
  • Work and behave in accordance with all organizational policies and procedures.
  • Uphold the fundamental principles of the Red Cross and act with integrity.

Minimum Qualifications

Essential

  • Relevant university degree (gender studies, anthropology, sociology, psychology, communication, political science, international relations, law or human rights) or similar professional qualification. Post-graduate degree is an advantage.
  • B.A. Degree in Social Sciences, psychology/social work Management Information Systems, gender studies, development studies, Statistics or related
  • 4 years for BA Degree holder and 3 years of work experience for post graduate degree holders in MEAL, GBV, Protection and accountability related tasks (NGO experience is an advantage)
  • Computer skills (Word processing, power point presentation, database management); data analysis
  • Excellent written and verbal communication in English Language

Desirable:

  • M.A. Degree in Social Sciences, psychology/social work, Management Information Systems, gender studies, Development Studies, or related.
  • NGO experience on humanitarian settings in the country
  • Knowledge of statistical software like SPSS and experiences in database development applying common software like MS Access
  • Knowledge and experience in gender assessment, digital data collection platform

Experience

  • Experience in PSEA, child protection, gender and/or inclusion as part of design and/or delivery of humanitarian projects/services
  • Working with adults and children in vulnerable situations
  • Experience in coordinating complex projects with multiple stakeholders

Key Competencies

  • Strong communication and presentation skills in both English and Kiswahili, including ability to develop reports and prepare relevant publications
  • Demonstrated technical expertise in project management, budgeting, resource management, implementation ability as well as programme monitoring and evaluation
  • Demonstrated proficiency in computer applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, database, email and utilization of the internet
  • Knowledge on community led approaches to protection gender and inclusion projects
  • Up-to-date knowledge of good practices in safeguarding, protection and/or gender issues
  • Building and maintaining partnerships and relationships
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse stakeholders to influence practice
  • Resilience in working with stakeholders with competing demands

Closing: 25th September 2022

 

Systems Auditor

Overall Purpose

To ensure adequate and effective governance, internal control and risk management processes and systems and provide an assurance of the same. The role is also responsible for information system audit on general and application control reviews.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Examine internal IT controls, evaluate the design and operational effectiveness, determine exposure to risk, and develop remediation strategies.
  • Participate in the change management process.
  • Conduct efficient and effective IT audit procedures.
  • Communicate complex technical issues in simplified terms to the relevant staff.
  • Review compliance to policies, procedure and regulations
  • Analyse deficiencies in management controls, duplication of effort, extravagance, fraud or irregularities to improve the control environment
  • Assist external audit and law enforcement agencies in conducting audits
  • Follow up recommendations made in both internal and external audit reports
  • Review presented evidence and information in order to unearth cases of fraud and theft
  • Prepare periodic audit reports, showing findings and making appropriate recommendations
  • Develop a strong understanding of business and system processes.

REQUISITE QUALIFICATIONS:

Academic Qualification

  • Bachelor’s degree preferably in Information Systems Management (Computer Science), Business IT (BBIT), Business Administration, Commerce or related fields.
  • Professional Qualifications/Membership to professional bodies
  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
  • CPA (K) or ACCA (UK) qualification
  • Member a relevant professional body
  • Certified Internal Auditor qualification will be an added advantage

Experience

  • Minimum of four (4) years’ relevant experience

SKILLS/ KNOWLEDGE

  • Technical skills to effectively perform IS Audit activities/tasks in a manner that consistently achieves established quality standards or benchmarks.
  • Demonstrated understanding of internal auditing standards in respect of audit, internal control, risk and governance principles.
  • Good data analytical skills and ability to use software such as ACL and other analytical tools
  • Quality work output, contributes to team success, initiating action, applied learning.
  • Formal presentation and impactful report writing skills
  • Good Communication skills and ability to engage with various stakeholders
  • Experience in general auditing of small organisations (CBO’s or CSO’s)
  • Effective root cause analysis
  • Knowledge in HIV programs/ general donor funded programs an added advantage

Closing: 21st September 2022

 

Data Analyst Officer

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Kenya Red Cross requires the support of a Data Analyst, to strengthen its data analytics team. Data are a central component of humanitarian action pre- and post-disaster. This means the organization need to be prepared to manage data collection and storage, analysis tools/techniques, skilled staff and strategies in order to enhance operation efficiencies through innovatively collecting information as well as exploiting archived information. We’re working on continuously generating insights and you will be collaborating with another Data Analyst on this.
  • You will be primarily working with internal datasets, but there may be opportunity to investigate how external datasets can be leveraged to strengthen our insights. The insights generated will be used in our external publications and to improve KRCS humanitarian work.
  • We are working hard to improve efficiency and reproducibility of our analyses, so experience with R programming is a key requirement.
  • You will need to be comfortable with figuring out the best way to do something and to learn on the job. We are very supportive of professional development and are keen to help you grow your skills.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Review available open – and closed – (secondary) data sources and determine if these can be used instead of collecting new data.
  • Analysis of data, both small and big. Development of algorithms to combine and analyse these data.
  • Contribute in the development on reports, synchronized with analysed qualitative and quantitative data.
  • Support with resource planning and management including project budget controlling and monitoring, evaluation and learning and reporting
  • Management of project assistants to ensure effective project implementation, supporting growth and development and  performance setting and evaluation
  • Deploy new methodologies for communicating data information, tailored to a specific audience, with a compelling narrative.
  • Support Kenya Red Cross Society and regional National Societies in using the products, maps, and visualizations provided by the data team.
  • Documenting lessons learnt, good practice and case studies to shape programme strategies approaches, and contribute to broader sector learning.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in any statistical course, actuarial science, computer science or any other related field with more than 5 years work experience.

Required Skills and Competencies

  • Competence in using open source statistical softwares such as R and python; We are moving towards reproducible analysis, data cleaning and sharing code
  • Experience of mapping tools like QGIS and ArcGIS
  • Excellent analytical and research skills; Our work revolve around research and statistical concepts will help you to achieve this.
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Strong communication skills in liaising with relevant stakeholders
  • Cross team collaboration, proactive engagement with relevant departments and responsible parties
  • Good documentation skills and proficient in Excel; A lot of our data is generated from Excel workbooks, and you will need to navigate these occasionally.
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Have prior experience in data collection and analysis in the field of social or economic-development fields
  • Knowledge of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement

Closing: 21st September 2022

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