Saturday, 23 January 2010

Humanitarian Programme Officer Job Opportunity: Trocaire

Trocaire's Horn & East Africa Regional Office (HEARD) seeks to fill the position of Humanitarian Programme Officer for its Regional Humanitarian Programme Unit based in Nairobi, with particular responsibility for Sudan.

The possibility exists that the position may be relocated to Sudan.

Trocaire is the development agency of the Irish Catholic Church, and works in solidarity with local development actors to implement programmes in Sustainable Livelihoods, Governance & Human Rights, Preparing for & responding to Emergencies, HIV/AIDS, Promoting Gender Equality and Environmental Justice. The successful candidate will report to the Regional Humanitarian Programme Officer.

Scope of the Role:
• The role will have a regional mandate, with a specific focus on Sudan.
• Programme development, representation, networking, capacity building of partners, and monitoring and evaluation.
Qualifications and experience required
• Advanced university degree (Masters or equivalent) in social sciences, development studies, or related field;
• Technical skills in humanitarian response including knowledge and experience of SPHERE standards, Good Enough Guide and Code of Conduct;
• A minimum of 4 years' humanitarian experience, preferably working through partnership with local organisations;
• Managing programmes at the local, national, or international level in a culturally diverse organisation, preferably with an International NGO;
• Good knowledge of humanitarian issues in Sudan. Knowledge and experience of designing, implementing through partnership, and monitoring of externally funded programmes, including proposal and report writing.
• Proven leadership, inter-personal and analytical skills, excellent communication skills in English, and one or more Sudanese languages is desirable.
Application Procedure

Please submit CV (3 pages max) and covering letter to

The Human Resources Officer,
P.O. Box 66300-00800,
Westlands, Nairobi,

or email to hr @ no later than Monday, February 1,2010.

Please include reliable daytime telephone number, your present salary and contact details of three referees one of whom must be your current or most recent supervisor.

Trocaire is an equal opportunity employer.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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