ReDSS Kenya Protection and Solutions Specialist – RefuSHE – Nairobi

Policy Influencing
Support ReDSS members and the Refugee Working Group in developing a strategy to better enable NGOs in Kenya to collectively respond to and advocate for the protection needs of refugees in the country
Undertake mapping and gap analysis of current coordination arrangements around refugee protection, both at national and field level
Develop joint advocacy messages and advocacy plan that supports NGOs to undertake concrete actions to current protection needs
Build strong relationships with key stakeholders, in particular NGOs, UNHCR and donors, and others to be identified as necessary
Support the development, implementation and monitoring of ReDSS Kenya policy engagement strategy
Ensure active engagement with displacement affected communities to ensure their ownership and support in order to make solutions lasting, locally relevant and feasible
Research and knowledge management: promoting a culture of learning and reflection that leads to improvements in solutions processes in Kenya
Ensure that previous ReDSS research work is having the maximum impact on current policy and programming in relation to the protection of refugees in Kenya
Support the Kenya Refugee Working Group by providing regular context and protection analysis to inform the working groups work and strategies
Taking lessons from ReDSS work elsewhere in the region, develop a “common research agenda” strategy that will improve the ability of programming and policy actions to respond to evidence and enables greater coherence and the identification of key knowledge gaps
Maintain and update online information management system and database to share learning
Organize learning events at national and Garissa/ Turkana county levels – in coordination with key stakeholders
Lead the implementation and monitoring of the application of the ReDSS learning framework to promote a culture of learning and reflection
Strengthening the capacity of practitioners and policy-makers in the field of long-term solutions
Work with ReDSS team (and members as appropriate) to improve regional engagement on refugee protection issues in Kenya, identifying opportunities for cross-border discussions or work as appropriate and building networks
Strengthen capacities of local authorities and humanitarian and development stakeholder to cooperate in developing integrated approaches for displaced and host communities
Support sharing of programmatic lessons learnt and exchanges among members and key stakeholders
Support accountability to displacement affected communities through engagement with members on key issues affecting them
Support development of ReDSS Kenya unit
Deputize for the ReDSS Kenya country manager as necessary to support the development of a future workplan for ReDSS’ work in Kenya
Support ReDSS Regional Manager with ensuring that ReDSS’ work in Kenya complies with DRC’s procedures and systems
About you
In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’s five core competencies:
Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process.
Collaborating: You involve relevant parties and encourage feedback.
Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.
Communicating: You listen and speak effectively and honestly.
Demonstrating integrity: Upholding and promoting the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation to DRC’s values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment.
Experience and technical competencies
University degree in social studies, political science, international relations
Minimum 8 years of experience in similar positions involving protection coordination, knowledge management, research, evidence building and analysis
Strong knowledge of the socio-economic and political dynamics of the region; more specifically on displacement trends with a demonstrated ability to manage politically sensitive contexts
Experience of working with a wide range of national and international partners in implementing multi-stakeholder initiatives, ideally in a management, coordination or representational role
Solid experience in capacity development of a wide range of actors including adult learning, mentoring and coaching, training of trainers and impact monitoring of capacity development activities
Demonstrated ability to work in a multicultural environment and establish harmonious and effective working relationships, both within and outside the organization

Required skills
Excellent coordination, inter-personal facilitation and communication skills to build trusted relationships with a wide array of humanitarian and development partners, donors, Government agencies, etc.
Strong analytical and writing skills with proven experience in producing high quality protection research and policy briefs with ability to present complex information in a simple and accessible manner
Strong experience in translating evidence and research into programming and policy guidance
Solid experience in capacity development of a wide range of actors including adult learning, mentoring and coaching, training of trainers and impact monitoring of capacity development activities
Good IT command, close familiarity with the maintenance and management of template-style websites and experience of applying ICT (information communications technology) to knowledge management
Flexibility, proactive engagement, ability to work under pressure and to demonstrate high tolerance for change, complexity and unpredictability
Contract: Until 31st December 2022 ; Salary and other conditions are offered in accordance with DRC’s Terms of Employment for Kenyan National Staff ; Employment band NMG2

Method of Application
Please send your applications to by attaching your cover letter, CV, and copies of credentials. Kindly indicate “Debriefing, Supervision and Counselling Services – Consultancy” in the subject email by 31st March 2022. Address your applications to:
HR & Administration Manager
P.O. Box 63192-00619, Nairobi
We appreciate all applications received however, please note that only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted. Any questions regarding this consultancy opportunity shall be answered if one is shortlisted for the interview.