Policy Lead at Danish

Regional Project Grants Management Coordinator at Danish Refugee Council (DRC) in Nairobi

Policy Lead

Job Type: Job

Career Category: Program/Project Management

Hiring Organization: Danish Refugee Council

Education Level: Advanced degree in Political Science, International Relations, Development Studies, Public Policy, or related field

Experience: 8-10 years

Deadline: March 12, 2025

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

About the Role:

The Policy Lead will play a pivotal role in implementing the objectives of the project aimed at enhancing peace, stability, and socio-economic development in the border regions of Kenya, Somalia, and Ethiopia. This position requires expertise in policy analysis, government relations, stakeholder engagement, and designing initiatives to strengthen the capacity of government and institutions.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Lead the implementation of the project’s Output 2 strategy, focusing on strengthening the capacity of government and partner institutions.
  • Deliver capacity building initiatives to project stakeholders through mentorship, training, and innovative approaches.
  • Serve as the project focal point for key stakeholders, including government, security, civil society organizations, and implementing partners.
  • Engage with government entities at national, sub-national, and cross-border levels, maintaining the project’s stakeholder engagement strategy.
  • Lead the development of the program’s policy and advocacy strategy, informed by research and analysis, to strengthen government capacity for peace and stability.
  • Coordinate with the Violence Monitoring Lead to provide briefings and validate data with key stakeholders.
  • Contribute to project reporting and learning activities, sharing insights and best practices.

Experience and Technical Competencies:

  • 8-10 years of experience in policy analysis, security sector reform, government relations, or similar roles in peacebuilding or development projects.
  • Proven track record of engaging with government and security sector entities at various levels.
  • Strong analytical skills for political and policy analyses.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build effective relationships.
  • Ability to work independently, prioritize tasks, and meet deadlines in a dynamic environment.
  • Experience in East Africa region, particularly in Kenya, Somalia, or Ethiopia, is desirable.
  • Understanding of conflict dynamics, peacebuilding approaches, and development principles.
  • Commitment to inclusivity, diversity, and gender equality principles.
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  • Advanced degree in Political Science, International Relations, Development Studies, Public Policy, or related field.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates meeting the requirements should submit applications and CVs via the online application form on www.drc.ngo under Vacancies. Applications must be submitted in English by March 15, 2024. Only motivated applications addressing the duties will be considered.

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