Kenya Red Cross Society – Country Programmes Assistant.

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Kenya Red Cross Society is a leading humanitarian organization sustainably promoting the wellbeing, health and resilience of communities in Kenya.  The Society is seeking a qualified candidate to fill the following position:

Position Title:             

Country Programmes Assistant


Reporting to:              

Country Manager, Danish Red Cross


Job Summary:

To provide support to the DRC Country Manager in overseeing  the timely and quality implementation of DRC supported projects through a close liaison and collaboration with the relevant KRCS project staff and other relevant partners.


  • Provide support to the DRC country  manager in overseeing the management of the country portfolio ensuring  alignment to the DRC country strategy.
  • Provide support to the DRC Country Manager liaison  and engagement efforts with partners, donors, and other relevant stakeholders.
  • Support DRC Country Manager  with generation of relevant  communication materials from DRC supported field activities  in collaboration with the KRCS Communications and PR.
  • Provide support to the DRC Country Manager in resource mobilization efforts including scouting for, identifying, and reviewing funding opportunities as well as proposal development.
  • Focal person within the DRC Country office in ensuring a regular monitoring of DRC funded projects in collaboration with KRCS Programme Managers.
  • Focal person within the DRC Country Office in facilitating and overseeing partnership administrative tasks including  development, review and amendment of project descriptions and agreements in collaboration with relevant KRCS teams.
  • Focal person within the DRC country office in proactively monitoring  and managing change and programme risks in collaboration with relevant KRCS teams and in  close consultation with the DRC country manager.
  • Focal person within the DRC country office responsible for preparation of periodic quarterly progress and annual reports to DRC and her back donors.
  • Liaise and collaborate with the DRC Country Finance Officer  to monitor country programme expenditures and ensure programme budgets well managed and  strictly adhered to.

Minimum Qualifications and Experience 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences or related field
  • Relevant professional qualification.
  • Minimum two (2) years working experience at field level with recognized Organization with expertise in youth programs, community resilience building and health programs or emergencies responses.
  • Experience in implementation of projects in multi stakeholders environment.
  • Sound knowledge and skills in project planning and management.
  • Proven ability to work across the project cycle management.

Key Competencies 

  •    Analytical Skills
  • Data analysis and reporting skills
  • Public speaking and presentation
  • Budgeting and budgetary control
  • Networking, alliance building and stakeholder management.
  • Negotiation skills.
  • Team building and management

Application Procedure

Interested candidates who meet the above qualifications should apply strictly through to reach us not later than 9th November 2021.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Job disclaimer and notification: Kenya Red Cross Society is an equal opportunity employer and does not charge / accept any amount or security deposit from job seekers during the selection process or while inviting candidates for an interview.

Kenya Red Cross Society is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.




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