Danish Refugee Council (DRC) Jobs in Kenya: NSP Information & Analysis Manager
Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is an INGO, non-profit, support and aid group to refugees and IDPs
Closing date: 06 Nov 2010
Nairobi – with frequent travels to Somalia
Overall job objectives
The Information and Analysis Manager is a senior and key person who will be responsible for the Information and Analysis component part of the response component of NSP.
The purpose of this position is to
- Organize relevant collection of information and propose high quality and added value security and geopolitical analysis and briefs to NGOs operating in Somalia;
- Support NGOs operating in Somalia during crisis management.
NGO Security Programme formerly NGO SPAS was established in 2004 by NGOs operating in Somalia. NGO Safety programme seeks to make a contribution by improving the delivery of much needed humanitarian and development assistance in Somalia. NSP addresses the growing challenge of security in the NGO community through the provision of specialized, coordinated and focused security management support. The project recognizes the insecure operating environment all NGOs face in Somalia and the collective value of enhancing security preparedness and support. The project provides the NGO community with its own security focal point and tailored security support services through 3 main services: Information (provision of regular reports, security risk assessments and briefings); Capacity building (provision of various trainings); Response (provision of crisis management services like evacuation support). NSP provide its services to all NGOs without conditions.
NSP is currently hosted by the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) to provide it with a legal and administrative framework, through which to fulfil its functions more efficiently, effectively and accountably.
- Responsible for the management of the Information and Analysis team, with a clear understanding of the pressures associated with operating in hostile environments (recruitment, appraisal, work plan, authorization of movement, missions orders, leave request disciplinary measures etc..)
- Responsible for the capacity building of the Information and Analysis team.
- Responsible for the logistics and financial needs of the Information and Analysis team in link with the Senior Administration and Finance Officer
ii. Information and Analysis Production
- Responsible for the general organization of the data and information gathering structure, in link with the Program Manager (geographic coverage organization, reliability assessment, credibility of information)
- Supervise the sourcing, processing and analyzing of complex information for the production of regular security reports (daily reports, weekly reports) for an NGO audience
- Responsible for ensuring those reports have high quality standards (writing, presentation, reference notes)
- Responsible for the production of in depth reports (identifying trends in the current Somali context, providing lessons learnt from incidents occurrence and projections based on referenced historical and current information)
- Propose and produce specific advisory to NGOs in link with the program manager
- Responsible to maintain and develop the Incident tracking Database and propose new services relevant to NGOs based on this database
- Propose and develop a map production strategy to illustrate various reports and briefs in link with the program manager
- Propose and produce briefings papers, best practices handbooks, position papers and other proposed supporting documents to NGOs in link with the program manager
- Organize and facilitate bi-monthly oral briefings for NGOs
- Travel to Somalia (security permitting) to gather information and train field based staff
- Maintain a regular network of information (UN, governments, traditional leaders, NGOs etc.)
- Initiate and maintain contact with security documentation, analysis and training initiatives in other countries and regions in order to monitor ‘state-of-the-art’ developments and integrate new procedures into the Somali context.
- Responsible for the capitalization of the Information and Analysis unit’s knowledge
iii. Training and response
- Participate on request to the training of NGOs in link with the Training Manager.
- Participate on request to Security Risk Assessments
- Participate proactively to the definition of NSP strategy
- On request, participate to the drafting of proposals based on that strategy
- Follow-up the action plan based on the strategy and reports against it
- Participate the capitalization and to the development of the Institutional memory of NSP
- Prepare post-training reports to the program manager with lessons learned and analysis
- Prepare weekly reports (siterep) for his / her line manager
- Participate senior management team meeting, staff meetings, analysis meetings and other requested internal meetings
- Participate on request to the drafting of donor reports
- Regularly brief and share information / analysis with other team members
The position reports to the NSP Program Manager.
The position manages the Information and Analysis team (2 Regional Operation Specialist Analysts, 8 Field Operation Specialist, and 1Database Specialist)
Qualifications & Experience
- University degree, preferably Masters in Journalism, Human Rights, International Law, Political Sciences or related field;
- Minimum of 5 years of working experience in an senior position within NGOs / UN, particularly within the field of security, information management, editing, and analyzing context;
- Minimum of 2 years of working experience in a management position
- Minimum of 3 years of living, working and operating in hostile environments.
- Proven experience in high quality production of reports and analysis
- Proven experience in development and maintenance of multi-stakeholders networks
- Proven in depth knowledge of the Somali context
Skills & Competences
- Strong willingness to work and adapt to the NGO sector in compliance with basic humanitarian principles
- Demonstrated capacity to work with minimal supervision and maintain a high level of engagement.
- Demonstrated capacity to recognize when and where proactive action is required and to initiate timely and appropriate action.
- Demonstrated leadership capacity and ability to maintain and motivate staff in a remote management environment
- Demonstrated ability to make clear and articulate presentations of complex information
- Excellent writing skills
- Good GIS / Mapping knowledge
- Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to establish effective working relations with local staff and other stakeholders
- Calm and focused decision making
We encourage all qualified candidates to apply, irrespective of age, nationality, race, gender or age.
Availability: December, 2010.
Duty station: Nairobi, Kenya with frequent travel to NSP Field Offices in Somalia (an insecure and unpredictable environment). The selected candidate must adhere to all security precautions and contribute to the security of the team.
Contract: 1 year renewable contract.
Salary and other conditions in accordance with the Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for Global Expatriates (available at www.drc.dk under Vacancies). This position is graded as D2.
You are welcome to contact NSP Program Manager Emmanuel Rinck on email: [email protected] for further information on the programme and the position.
Please note that applications are not to be sent to Mr Rinck; we only receive applications via our online-application form www.drc.dk under Vacancies.
For general information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult www.drc.dk.
DRC has a Humanitarian Accountability Framework, outlining its global accountability committments. All staff are required to contribute to the achievement of this framework ( http://www.drc.dk/HAF.4265.0.html ).
How to apply
Interested candidates who meet the required qualifications and experience are invited to submit updated CV and cover letter explaining their motivation and why they are suited for the post. Only motivated applications that address the stipulated duties and meet the required qualifications will be considered.
CV-only applications will not be considered.
We only accept applications sent via our online-application form on www.drc.dk under Vacancies/Current vacancies/Information & Analysis Manager – Kenya.
Please forward the application and CV, marked “Information & Analysis Manager NSP”, no later than 6. November, 2010.
Problems with on-line application?
Please contact Anne Oxholm, [email protected] if you experience problems with your on-line application.
Reference Code: RW_8AEBU4-88