one-time    regular

Regional Coordinator East Africa

Kenya, Nairobi
Job Description

arche noVa - initiative for people in need is an independent, non-religious, non-profit and non-governmental organisation (NGO) from Germany working in the fields of humanitarian aid, rehabilitation and development. The primary focus of our activities lies in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WaSH).

Since 2008, arche noVa has run a regional coordination office, based in Nairobi, which supports activities in Kenya, Somalia, Uganda, Ethiopia and willingness to extend to the neighboring countries.
In East Africa we work with small-scale farmers, agro-pastoralist and pastoralist communities, internally displaced people & fishing communities. We work in partnership with local and international NGOs to empower and equip communities with practical knowledge, skills and sustainable infrastructures. The Regional Office is working in close collaboration with the Headquarter in Germany. We are looking for a

                                           Regional Coordinator East Africa


Position to be filled: June 2020


Location of working: Kenya (Nairobi) with frequent travels to the project countries

Work period
June 2020
Your responsibilities


  • Management of programmes in Kenya, Somalia, Uganda, Ethiopia
  • Conducting assessments and monitoring of unsudden crises and disasters in East Africa
  • Development and implementation of arche noVa East Africa strategy in collaboration with the Headquarter (HQ) in Germany
  • Ensure good collaboration with local and international partners, authorities and all key stakeholders
  • Ensure continuous conducive relations with donors and identification of new funding opportunities and occasions for technical partnerships
  • Participation in relevant Clusters and NGO and Coordination Forums
  • Ensure adequate office/HR management and Security Management
  • Close collaboration and regularly reporting with HQ

Programmes and grant management

  • Quality management of all grants and projects according to arche noVa’s rules and policies and donor’s requirements
  • Ensure innovative approaches are included in existing and future programmes in order to increase positive impact on project beneficiaries
  • Regular supervision and monitoring ongoing projects and strengthen the collaboration with partners and beneficiaries
  • Promotion of arche noVa’s work through presentations, productions and dissemination of relevant visibility materials, tools, and publications
  • Networking with NGOs: identifying partnership opportunities and coordination purpose

Programmes administration and capacity building

  • HR management:  development of programme staff structures, recruitment, performance monitoring, capacity building
  • Ensure overall finance, procurements, and administration according to the guidelines and donors’ requirements
  • Capacity building of partners in project countries
Your competences
  • Master’s Degree in one of the following: development and cooperation, humanitarian and international affairs, management of non-profits or other relevant fields
  • Experience in management, project leadership, implementing, and monitoring programmes above 5 Million USD (at least 7 years)
  • Experiences in management of WASH and Food Security Programmes including remote
  • Firm understanding of donor compliance, reporting, proposal development and procedures (especially BMZ, German Federal Foreign Office, Europe Aid, ECHO, Country based Pooled Funds, UN Agencies)
  • A broad understanding of roles and responsibilities of the international cooperation and humanitarian architecture including key actors, standards, clusters, donors
  • Strong understanding and experience of security management in complex environments
  • Excellent capacity building and guidance/supporting skills for local partners
  • Excellent communication skills in written and spoken English, German is highly recommended
  • Sensitivity to cultural differences and the ability to work in a wide variety of cultural contexts
  • Having the ability to work under high pressure of stress and changing project environment
  • Being flexible and pro-active in order to response to humanitarian crises

Duration: minimum 2 years with possibility of renewal

We offer
  • Competitive salary according to internal salary scale
  • International health and hazard insurance
  • grant to housing allowance
  • 2.5 days leave per month (30 days per year)
Application deadline

Deadline for application: 13.04.2020

Please send your CV and Cover Letter as a pdf document to Ms Pretsch: bewerbung [at]
Please explain in detail why you want to work with arche noVa and as Regional Manager East Africa and what your qualifications regarding this position are. Please tell us your salary expactations.

Subject: RM East Africa

Further information:


We look forward to receiving your application.