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Advanced Regional Economic Security (EcoSec) Trainer in Nairobi

Requisition ID:  17964
Region:  Africa
Contract type:  Open-ended contract

Introduction

Do you have L&D experience in defining, designing and delivering training to diverse groups including trainers and learners? We are looking for a colleague to join our teams in Nairobi to oversee the EcoSec Learning and development activities in ICRC operational countries! Do you have what it takes to join us? If yes, continue reading!
 

Purpose of the job

Working directly with people or communities affected by armed conflict and other situations of violence, the Department of Economic Security carries out a wide range of emergency relief, food security and livelihood support activities. These are relief distributions (both in kind, in cash and in vouchers); nutritional support programs; microeconomic initiatives; animal health programs; agricultural interventions; and capacity building related to the above for individuals and local and national organisations. Supporting those affected and being accountable to them is at the heart of any economic security work.

Handling EcoSec activities requires adequate skillsets that are strengthened through EcoSec basic and technical courses delivered by its Learning and Development (LnD) team of 60 members based at ICRC headquarters in Geneva as well as in regional and operational delegations. They deliver around 75 training sessions annually to EcoSec and ICRC staff as well as those from National Societies of the Red Cross and Red Crescent and program’s partners.

Relationships

Internally, you interact with the LnD Focal Person of the EcoSec Unit based in Geneva and with EcoSec Specialists for global priorities, technical guidelines, contents, processes, planning, delivery, evaluations and learning from outcomes of the EcoSec LnD activities. You interact with EcoSec trainers and EcoSec coordinators for training needs analysis, planning, implementation and evaluations in operational countries, including for EcoSec Program’s partners.

Externally, you interact with consultants, learning institutions and other learning and development providers for alignment and coordination.

You report directly to the LnD Focal Person of the EcoSec Unit based in Geneva.

Overall responsibility

You will oversee EcoSec LnD activities for countries under you direct responsibility, ensuring the consistency of the technical guidelines and leading training needs analysis. Additionally, you will actively participate in the creation or review of EcoSec learning resources while delivering, monitoring and evaluating EcoSec trainings. Strengthening the capacities of EcoSec trainers and staff members as well as partners will be part of your responsibility as well as managing the database relating to EcoSec LnD activities of the countries that you supervise, contributing to the EcoSec LnD transformation and strategy implementation.

Your tasks and responsibilities (I)

You will contribute to:

  • The mid-term and final review of the current EcoSec strategy, identify the main achievements, the challenges encountered and suggest the mitigation measures to be considered.
  • The relevant analysis of the EcoSec LnD environment in order to identify the evolution of knowledge, the gaps in EcoSec skills and practices, the opportunities to be seized, the threats to be managed, which must be considered when developing the new EcoSec LnD strategy.
  • The review of EcoSec learning catalogues and resources based on experience, changing needs and lessons learnt.
  • Overseeing the translation in ICRC working languages (English, French, Arabic, Spanish and Russian) and the proofreading of EcoSec learning resources under edition.
  • The identification of new EcoSec trainers in delegations, train, coach and ensure their exposure to peers to improve their performance on EcoSec LnD activities.
  • Building LnD approaches and teams by supporting National Societies and EcoSec Program’s Partners where and when relevant.
  • Leading the planning, delivery, monitoring and evaluation of EcoSec basic training courses.
  • Interacting with EcoSec specialists to advance harmony, intersections and complementarity between basic and specialized EcoSec training courses as well as other LnD activities.

Your tasks and responsibilities (II)

You:

  • Are aware of EcoSec LnD priorities and objectives of the delegations covered.
  • Have a good knowledge of the Movement and other contacts relevant to the position.
  • Represent the ICRC in an appropriate way during activities, in meetings and in the field, and avoid any activity that may reflect negatively on the ICRC’s image.
  • Take responsibility for your own professional learning and development.
  • Travel about 50% of your time to provide technical support across Delegations, delivering EcoSec training courses, coach trainers and attend face-to-face professional Workshop or meetings.

Additional duties

You:
•    Are aware of EcoSec LnD priorities and objectives of the delegations covered.
•    Have a good knowledge of the Movement and other contacts relevant to the position.
•    Represent the ICRC in an appropriate way during activities, in meetings and in the field, and avoid any activity that may reflect negatively on the ICRC’s image.
•    Take responsibility for your own professional learning and development.
•    Travel about 50% of your time to provide technical support across Delegations, delivering EcoSec training courses, coach trainers and attend face-to-face professional Workshop or meetings.
 

Your profile

  • Master-level or above in economics, international affairs, humanitarian affairs, pedagogy or learning and development related field.
  • At least 10 years of field experience in project cycle management in multiple contexts, including armed conflict or disaster related emergency relief, rehabilitation and resilience strengthening.
  • At least 5 years of experience at a senior leadership level in defining training strategy, crafting learning and the related resources, delivering training and mentoring trainers and other learners at different levels of expertise (beginner, advanced).
  • Fluency in English is required (both oral and written). French is a major asset (minimum B2 level), as well as Arabic or Spanish.
  • Ability and willingness to travel frequently for short periods throughout the year (around 50%), including to conflict zones where the ICRC works.
  • Strong inter-personal, advocacy, communication and diplomatic skills.
  • Computer proficiency.
  • Experience with the ICRC, the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and on cross-cutting issues is an asset.

Our operational & field constraints

•    In line with the principle of neutrality, the ICRC does not assign personnel to a country of which they are nationals.
•    You are in good health and will do a medical check-up prior to departure in the field.
•    In line with our security guidelines, you hold a manual driving license.

What we offer

  • Rewarding work in a humanitarian and multicultural environment
  • A two-week orientation course and other opportunities for further in-house training.
  • Competitive employment package with attractive social benefits.
  • Length of assignment: 24 months, based in our Nairobi office, with frequent travail abroad of up to 50% of the time.
  • Possibility to bring partner/children under 20 years of age on assignment after the first 6 months of contract.
  • Starting date: 01 June 2022.
  • Join an ICRC talent pool and be considered for future assignments elsewhere.
  • Application deadline : 03 October 2021