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Requisition ID: req14160
Job Title: Training and Capacity Specialist, Humanitarian Action
Sector: Emergency Response
Employment Category: Fixed Term
Employment Type: Full-Time
Open to Expatriates: Yes
Location: Nairobi, IHUB, Kenya
Humanitarian crises are becoming longer and more complex, stretching humanitarian actors’ abilities to provide assistance and protection. The Humanitarian Action section of the Emergencies and Humanitarian Action Unit supports the IRC, country programs and emergency teams to reach people in need, understand complex crises and promote humanitarian principles. This role will support the development and dissemination of IRC’s guidance and training for supporting humanitarian action, including humanitarian access, humanitarian negotiation, engaging armed actors and remote management, with a particular focus on training for practitioners. It will work closely with the section’s access, ethics and analysis teams as well as colleagues in EHAU and Safety and Security to strengthen and support the capacity of IRC and partners to provide humanitarian services.
Language Skills: Proficiency in English required. Proficiency in additional relevant language, such as French, Arabic or Spanish preferred.
Working Environment: This role is based in Nairobi. Up to 40% international travel may be required, including to environments affected by armed conflict.
The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way – Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, Equality and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.
The Emergencies and Humanitarian Action Unit strives to build a diverse and inclusive team at all levels who as individuals, and as a group, embody our culture statement creating a working environment characterized by critical reflection, power sharing, debate, and objectivity for us to achieve our aspirations as a unit and deliver the best possible services to our clients.
Narrowing the Gender Gap: The International Rescue Committee is committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our workforce including flexible hours (when possible), maternity leave, transportation support, and gender-sensitive security protocols.