This role will be responsible for developing weather and climate information services for decision making and action towards strengthening disaster risk management in Kenya Red Cross Society and the communities served by the Society.
Develop and compile tools, methods and capacity needed to enable interpretation and use of weather and climate information.
Provide technical support on interpretation and use of weather and climate information for decision making and early action, within Kenya Red Cross
Develop research, methodologies and evidence to support action, policy and funding for managing anticipatory shocks
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
Coordinate the disaster management, climate science, data preparedness and policy teams to ensure sound project strategies are in place
Documenting lessons learnt, good practice and case studies to shape programme strategies approaches, and contribute to broader sector learning.
Establishing new partnerships and strengthening existing ones to enhance collaboration in application for funds/grants
Scoping for funding opportunities
Act as a KRCS focal point for stakeholders, donors and collaborating institutions
Create linkages and opportunities for knowledge exchange with key stakeholders
Representing KRCS in external meetings/workshops/conferences
Minimum Qualifications and Experience
BSc in Climate Science/Meteorology. MSc degree will be an added advantage
Relevant practical experience in developing and compiling tools, methods and interpreting use of weather and climate information in humanitarian programming
Experience in interpreting and using of weather and climate information for decision making and early action (anticipatory approach to disaster risk reduction)
Experience in research and evidence generation to support action, policy and funding for managing anticipatory shocks
Relevant practical experience in working on research and research project including Disaster Risk Reduction projects and wider climate change and sustainability project
Interest in inter-disciplinary work and profound interest in understanding use of climate science for risk reduction and management
Experience in resource planning and management including project budget management, monitoring, evaluation and reporting
Experience in organizing and facilitating workshops
Excellent English writing skills with ability to author reports, working and academic papers
Experience in documenting lessons learnt, good practice and case studies to shape programme strategies, approaches and contribute to broader sector learning
Ability to work independently and under the supervision of Project Manager
The holder of this position will provide technical leadership for the USAID Tumikia Mtoto project on Education and Positive Parenting, evidence-based curricula and approaches, ensuring multisector roll-out in schools and at community level. S/he will lead in capacity strengthening of project and Local Implementing Partners (LIPs) staff
The purpose of this position is to facilitate the bringing together of people, processes, and technology to enable Tumikia Mtoto Project to change data into information, information into knowledge, and knowledge into learning and to operationalise a broad field communications agenda for both local and global stakeholders to increase the overall influence, income and impact of the project and World Vision Kenya.