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NGO Jobs in Kenya-Inclusion Specialist


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3 Year
Male, Female, Both

About Organization

The International Rescue Committee provides assistance to those whose lives and means of subsistence are destroyed by conflict and catastrophe so that they can endure, recover, and take charge of their future.

The International Rescue Committee reacts to the worst humanitarian crises in the world by assisting those who have been harmed by war or natural disasters to regain their health, safety, education, economic security, and access to power. Check out the IRC’s lengthy chronology.

The IRC’s goal is to assist those whose lives and means of support have been destroyed by war or natural catastrophe in surviving, recovering, and taking charge of their future.

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About NGO Jobs in Kenya-Inclusion Specialist

A strong analysis of context, power, gender, and how intersecting aspects of identity may lead to discrimination, oppression, and exclusion will guide the Inclusion Specialist’s work in leading the overall thematic area of Inclusion within VPRU and promoting more inclusive humanitarian programming at the IRC. A large number of programs mainstreaming inclusion internationally will receive direct technical help from the inclusion specialist. The inclusion of women, teenage girls, children, people with disabilities, the elderly, and others with different SOGIESC is a key component of our current inclusion portfolio, which focuses on mainstreaming inclusion in Violence Prevention and Response programming.

The Inclusion Specialist, working with the VPRU Inclusion Advisor, is responsible for the implementation of the VPR program, strategy development, business development, and external and internal representation in consultation with the appropriate stakeholders.

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Responsibilities of the NGO Jobs in Kenya-Inclusion Specialist

The Inclusion Specialist offers project-specific technical assistance for the VPRU inclusion theme under the direction of the Inclusion Advisor – Strategy and Learning Team. Term-limited consultant jobs may be directly overseen by the inclusion specialist as needed. They collaborate and support colleagues from the IRC’s Program Quality Support Unit (PQSU), Emergencies and Humanitarian Action Unit (EHAU), Gender Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (GEDI) Unit, and the AirBel Impact Lab. They also collaborate and support the VPRU Country Support Technical Advisors on Inclusive VPR Programming.

Implementing the program and providing technical support:

  • Provides timely and quality technical assistance related to the thematic area of Inclusion for a variety of Technical Innovation projects with and beyond VPRU.
  • As needed, support the VPRU Country Support team in delivering remote or in-person technical assistance related to the thematic area of Inclusion on the functions of program design, business development and technical capacity building of country programs as appropriate.

Commercial Development:

  • Support the VPRU Inclusion Advisor with VPR-focused business development opportunities on the thematic area of Inclusion. This may include developing and writing concept notes or proposals for donors, or other materials to build IRC’s ability to resource this work.
  • Supports the development and maintenance of up-to-date portfolio of project ideas / concept notes that contribute to the VPRU strategic priorities.

Support Knowledge Management and Inclusion

Support knowledge management initiatives at the VPRU and Technical Excellence levels, such as creating and cataloguing a digital resource library based in IRC’s intranet (RescueNet) and BOX with pertinent IRC colleagues across Technical Excellence, as well as helping to develop inclusion and intersectionality tools specifically for VPR programming.

Coordination and internal representation:

  • Support the VPRU Inclusion Advisor with coordination and support towards internal representation efforts – ensuring close collaboration with relevant Technical Excellence colleagues and other IRC teams such as the AirBel Impact Lab, IRC’s Program Quality Support Unit (PQSU), the IRC Gender Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (GEDI) Unit as well as the EHAU Violence Prevention and Response in Emergencies (VPRiE) team.
  • Participate in VPRU Working Groups as required (including the VPRU Inclusion and Intersectionality Working Group), as well as the GEDI in Technical Excellence Working Group (under the direction of the VPRU Inclusion Advisor).

Requirements of the NGO Jobs in Kenya-Inclusion Specialist


  • Recognizing lessons and best practices, as well as the current external policy and practice environment around inclusion in humanitarian response, including humanitarian architecture mechanisms for representation at an Inter-Agency level.
  • Understanding knowledge management platforms to support organization-wide capacity building around the issue of inclusion in humanitarian programs, and ideally having experience administering them.
  • shown capacity to work across functions in a complex organization, both independently and cooperatively in varied teams;


  • a minimum of 3 to 5 years of experience in inclusive practice, including but not limited to gender, age, disability, and diversity SOGIESC inclusion, and/or protection mainstreaming, within humanitarian programs.
  • For this position, fluent oral and written English is essential. Ability to work in French or Arabic is desirable due to operating context of the current inclusion portfolio.



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