County Coordinator-Laikipia at Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) – May 2024

County Coordinator-Laikipia

Overall, Purpose

The County Coordinator is a pivotal role responsible for overseeing and coordinating activities within a specific geographical area or county. This position requires strong organizational, interpersonal, and leadership skills to ensure effective implementation of programs and initiatives at the local level.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Develop strategies that ensure KRCS is well positioned and coordinated as a strategic partner to the county government in service delivery in line with the identified priorities.
  • Serve as secretary to the County governance committee.
  • Develop strategic alliances to strengthen collaborative partnerships and networks with relevant Count government agencies, NGO’s and other stakeholders in order to advocate, represent, and influence policies for humanitarian relief
  • Coordinate   monitoring   and   evaluation   of   programs   in   order   to   assess   progress, ensure accountability, determine impact and report significant achievements to ensure organizational learning
  • Lead and coordinate the development and implementation of disaster management programs at the county level and ensure effective response to disasters.
  • Develop, implement, lobby and advocacy of programs with a view to reform policies that facilitate humanitarian service delivery.
  • Represent the Society at local and county meetings, conferences and workshops and other forums
  • Provide departmental progress updates to County Coordinator, KCRS Board and external stakeholders.
  • Serve as secretary to the KRCS sub county branch board meetings.
  • Coordinate the development, implementation of the annual plan and budget under the direction of the County and Sub County Branch Committee
  • Coordinate   dissemination   of   KRCS   members, Volunteer   and   youth   policy   and   guidelines   outlining   their recruitment and selection, deployment, training and development in order to achieve a self-sustaining network of volunteers.
  • Build capacity   of   Branch committees   to ensure   a more   accountable   and   transparent governance.
  • Develop and periodically update computerized database information system to ensure that all records and statistics pertaining to the youth, volunteers and members are properly classified and maintained for rapid access and retrieval
  • Coordinate exchange visits to build the capacity of Branches as well as training and developing the youth and volunteers’ members capacities.
  • Coordinate risks mapping and vulnerability capacity assessment activities to plan prepare, respond and mitigate disaster impacts
  • In consultation with the County and Regions ensure effective resource mobilization strategies, prepare and submit funding proposals according to donor requirements to supplement local budget allocations. Lead on robust income generating activities for branch sustainability.
  • Coordinate implementation of capacity building programs to effectively prepare staff, volunteers and communities to respond to disasters and health emergencies.
  • Prepare periodic project status reports and oversee the documentation and reporting of programs to ensure compliance with stipulated requirements, coordinate timely responses to donor queries as well as inform on problems and constraints on program delivery.
  • Dissemination of Ideals and the Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross & Red Crescent
  • Movement, International Humanitarian Law (IHL) and International Disaster Response Law (IDRL).
  • Prepare concept papers, periodic and annual reports showing achievements of the Branch against planned targets as well as provide justification   for performance   variances   and recommending strategies for improvement.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Community Development, Environmental Health, Human Ecology or equivalent qualifications with certificate in project management
  • Over   three (3)   years’   experience   in   planning, implementing   and   evaluating   community-based programs in emergency/relief context
  • Voluntary working experience


  • Good knowledge of the work of the Red Cross in Kenya and the County
  • Good knowledge on the County and its working environment
  • Proven record of networking and Partnership development
  • Excellent conflict resolution skills
  • Experience in Program design and management
  • Experience in Volunteer Management
  • Excellent interpersonal and effective communication skills
  • Excellent change management skills

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