Kenya Disaster Management Capacity Building Program Coordinator

Management and Engineering Technologies International Inc.

About the organization

Management and Engineering Technologies International, Inc. (METI) works in support of the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) Office of International Programs by hiring staff to work on international natural resource projects. The USFS Office of International Programs promotes sustainable natural resource management and biodiversity conservation internationally. By linking the skills of the field-based staff of the USFS with partners overseas, the agency can address the world’s most critical forestry issues and concerns. The USFS regularly engages the agency's wide range of expertise in over 90 countries, for programs on sustainable forest management, climate change, combatting illegal logging, fire management, and other topics.

Duties

Provide oversight to and hands-on management for project implementation including engaging diverse stakeholders, coordination, empowering partners and tracking and managing day to day activities;
Coordinate activities with local collaborators and maintain effective relationships with leadership of relevant disaster management organizations;
Provide reporting and program implementation information on a regular basis to USFS/IP;
Support with work plans, budgets, and monitoring and evaluation frameworks;
Work with USFS to identify and manage short-term consultants and USFS technical specialists as needed to implement technical program activities within Kenya;
Collaborate closely with development partners in Kenya working on disaster risk management to ensure this program leverages resources and coordinates with other partners;
Lead program implementation and overall in-country management, ensuring the program considers political and cultural aspects of the Kenya context;
Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

Relevant field experience in development program management, disaster management, or similar;
o Prior experience with US or Kenyan disaster management, as well as humanitarian assistance programs desired; experience working with GoK preferred;
o Prior experience managing, implementing, reporting on, and closing-out USAID or US Government-funded projects;
o Excellent diplomacy and interpersonal skills, and proven ability to work well with a variety of stakeholders;
An effective communicator and facilitator, and well-versed in virtual communications;
Professional written and spoken proficiency in English and Swahili;
Strong ability to work independently and as part of a high performing team;
Excellent organizational skills, including logistics support for visiting team members;
Ability to work non-traditional hours to accommodate international time zones;
Comfort with ambiguity and adaptable to sometimes unpredictable circumstances.

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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