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Saturday, April 20, 2019

May 14, 2019 Opportunities. Meet leading Emergency Management and Communications Decision Makers from Kenya







Opportunity to meet leading emergency management and
communications decision makers from Kenya

On a visit to the United States, decision makers from Kenya will meet with leading U.S.  providers of emergency management and communications equipment and technologies, as Kenya plans to make upgrades and improve responses to natural disasters in remote areas. The visit, hosted by the U.S. Trade and Development Agency, will allow U.S. companies to meet with and showcase their solutions to the delegation and learn about upcoming project opportunities.

USTDA’s contractor, Tuatara Group, is organizing the visit.
For more information, please visit the event website, click here Or, contact: Pamela Peseux, RTM Manager, Tuatara Group email:
projectteam@tuataragroup.com phone: +1301-335-1725
Tuesday, May 14, 2019 | 9 AM  - 2 PM
U.S. Trade & Development Agency
Wilson Boulevard
Suite 1100
Arlington, VA 22209 Phone: +1-703-875-4357 www.ustda.gov

OPPORTUNITIES FOR U.S. COMPANIES
    Learn about upcoming opportunities in Kenya’s emergency management sector
•  Form new business partnerships
    Host the delegation
    Meet one-on-one with key decision makers
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BUSINESS BRIEFING AGENDA*
9:00 am  Registration
9:30 am  Welcome & Introductions by USTDA  
9:45 am  Delegation Presentations followed by
Q&A
10:45 pm  Coffee break and networking  
11:00 pm  Delegation Presentations followed by Q&A   
11:30 pm  Best Practices Roundtable    
1:00 pm  Networking Lunch  
 2:00 pm  One-on-One Meetings
* Notional agenda, subject to change.
DELEGATES’ AREAS OF INTEREST
    Emergency response communications technologies
    Emergency Notification Systems
    Disaster preparedness, response, and mitigation technologies
    Best practices in emergency communications  
    Policy and regulatory enablers

RESERVE YOUR SEAT TODAY
Registration is required.   

FREE.  U.S. Government or Supporting Organization

$40 Registration Fee for U.S. Organization.  An  investment includes a networking luncheon and a Business Briefing Handbook with background on the sector and delegates.



 In 2018, several areas throughout Kenya, including Nairobi, experienced severe flooding, displacing households, damaging roads and bridges, preventing or limiting humanitarian access to many of the affected areas, cutting off people’s access to markets in multiple locations, displacing at least 244,407 people (45,219 households) and causing more than 80 deaths.  The country struggles to provide its citizens with basic emergency services, leaving much of its population without access to timely and often life-saving assistance.   
The Government of Kenya (GoK), through the National Disaster Operations Centre (NDOC) within the Ministry of Interior, has been working to address shortfalls in its emergency management response systems. GoK plans to invest in a number of projects to upgrade its emergency management systems to improve responsiveness to national disasters and emergencies including monitoring, coordinating, and mobilizing resources to respond to disasters. The GoK is also prioritizing the development and procurement of additional emergency communications systems which use technology to coordinate efforts between multiple agencies such as police, fire, health, and public utilities.

This visit provides an opportunity for the delegates to learn more about U.S. best practices in emergency management communications as well as meet with the U.S. companies providing innovative communications systems and services that support emergency management and disaster relief operations in the U.S. and globally. and globally.  
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Thursday, April 18, 2019

American Red Cross: Disaster Cycle Services New and Continued Employment Opportunities: 4/18/2019


RC27245 Disaster Program Manager (Texas City, TX) (Open)

We are currently seeking a Disaster Program Manager (Texas City, TX) to work in our Texas City, TX office. This position will work 8:00am to 5:00pm Monday through Friday, and some weekends and evenings will be required during times of business need. Travel will also be involved up to 25% of the time. The Disaster Program Manager (DPM) is responsible for either providing functional expertise to the Regional Disaster Officer and Volunteer Leadership at a regional level or taking full cycle responsibility to provide service delivery programs within a defined geography under the supervision and authority of a Senior. DPM or Regional Disaster Officer. To accomplish this, the DPM will be responsible for the development and leadership of volunteers, as well as implementing and developing initiatives to increase Red Cross visibility through program/service delivery. Acts as a program or service subject matter expert (SME) to staff, management, volunteers and external partners.



Disaster Program Specialist – Rochester, Minnesota

The Disaster Program Specialist is responsible for the implementation of the disaster services program in an assigned geographic territory.  The territory is based on the regional configuration.  Leads and manages a primarily volunteer team responsible for the implementation of disaster preparedness, response, and recovery programs in the local area.  Ensures the development of Disaster Leadership Volunteers in each of the program support functional areas of the disaster cycle in order to meet the needs of the territory, region, state and division. Operates as a part of the Disaster Management Cycle processes.  Responsible for local preparation, response  and recovery management as well as management of government partnerships with assigned territory.  Drivers for this work include the number of municipalities within its coverage area, the amount and complexity of program activity,  presence of significant grant funding, geography, risk, population, frequency of events, and regional structure. Performs these functions according to the guidance provided by the Disaster Program Manager; team leadership is provided by the Disaster Program Manager. This position reports directly to the Disaster Program Manager and may have a dotted line to Community Exec (s) in the territory they cover. This position may have dotted line supervision to program support functions within the Region and/or may also serve as a program support function lead within the Region. This position works closely with,  is supported by and receives technical guidance from program support functions at the regional level.


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Disaster Program Manager – Wausau, Wisconsin

The Disaster Program Manager is responsible for the implementation of the disaster services program in an assigned geographic territory which is based on the regional configuration.  The Disaster Program Manager leads and manages a primarily volunteer team responsible for the implementation of disaster preparedness, response, and recovery programs in the local area and ensures the development of Disaster Leadership Volunteers in each of the program support functional areas of the disaster cycle in order to meet the needs of the territory, region, state and division.  The Disaster Program Manager operates as a part of the Disaster Management Cycle processes.  It is responsible for local preparation, response and recovery management as well as management of government partnerships with assigned territory.  Drivers for this work include the number of municipalities within its coverage area, the amount and complexity of program activity, presence of significant grant funding, geography, risk, population, frequency of events, and regional structure.  The Disaster Program Manager performs these functions according to the guidance provided by the Regional Disaster Program (RDPO) and Disaster Program Officer (DPO); team leadership is provided by the RDPO. This position reports directly to the Senior DPO or the RDPO; and may have a dotted line to Community Executive in the territory they cover. This position may have dotted line supervision to program support functions within the Region and/or may also serve as a program support function lead within the Region.
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Disaster Program Specialist – Oshkosh/Green Bay, Wisconsin

The Disaster Program Specialist is responsible for the implementation of the disaster services program in an assigned geographic territory.  The territory is based on the regional configuration.  Leads and manages a primarily volunteer team responsible for the implementation of disaster preparedness, response, and recovery programs in the local area.  Ensures the development of Disaster Leadership Volunteers in each of the program support functional areas of the disaster cycle in order to meet the needs of the territory, region, state and division. Operates as a part of the Disaster Management Cycle processes.  Responsible for local preparation, response  and recovery management as well as management of government partnerships with assigned territory.  Drivers for this work include the number of municipalities within its coverage area, the amount and complexity of program activity,  presence of significant grant funding, geography, risk, population, frequency of events, and regional structure. Performs these functions according to the guidance provided by the Disaster Program Manager; team leadership is provided by the Disaster Program Manager. This position reports directly to the Disaster Program Manager and may have a dotted line to Community Exec (s) in the territory they cover. This position may have dotted line supervision to program support functions within the Region and/or may also serve as a program support function lead within the Region. This position works closely with,  is supported by and receives technical guidance from program support functions at the regional level.


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Disaster Program Manager – Fairfax, Virginia

The Disaster Program Manager is responsible for the implementation of the disaster services program in an assigned geographic territory which is based on the regional configuration.  The Disaster Program Manager leads and manages a primarily volunteer team responsible for the implementation of disaster preparedness, response, and recovery programs in the local area and ensures the development of Disaster Leadership Volunteers in each of the program support functional areas of the disaster cycle in order to meet the needs of the territory, region, state and division.  The Disaster Program Manager operates as a part of the Disaster Management Cycle processes.  It is responsible for local preparation, response and recovery management as well as management of government partnerships with assigned territory.  Drivers for this work include the number of municipalities within its coverage area, the amount and complexity of program activity, presence of significant grant funding, geography, risk, population, frequency of events, and regional structure.  The Disaster Program Manager performs these functions according to the guidance provided by the Regional Disaster Program (RDPO) and Disaster Program Officer (DPO); team leadership is provided by the RDPO. This position reports directly to the Senior DPO or the RDPO; and may have a dotted line to Community Executive in the territory they cover. This position may have dotted line supervision to program support functions within the Region and/or may also serve as a program support function lead within the Region.
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Disaster Program Manager – Jefferson City, MO

The Disaster Program Manager is responsible for the implementation of the disaster services program in an assigned geographic territory which is based on the regional configuration.  The Disaster Program Manager leads and manages a primarily volunteer team responsible for the implementation of disaster preparedness, response, and recovery programs in the local area and ensures the development of Disaster Leadership Volunteers in each of the program support functional areas of the disaster cycle in order to meet the needs of the territory, region, state and division.  The Disaster Program Manager operates as a part of the Disaster Management Cycle processes.  It is responsible for local preparation, response and recovery management as well as management of government partnerships with assigned territory.  Drivers for this work include the number of municipalities within its coverage area, the amount and complexity of program activity, presence of significant grant funding, geography, risk, population, frequency of events, and regional structure.  The Disaster Program Manager performs these functions according to the guidance provided by the Regional Disaster Program (RDPO) and Disaster Program Officer (DPO); team leadership is provided by the RDPO. This position reports directly to the Senior DPO or the RDPO; and may have a dotted line to Community Executive in the territory they cover. This position may have dotted line supervision to program support functions within the Region and/or may also serve as a program support function lead within the Region.
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Regional Mass Care Manager – Fairfield, NJ

The Regional Mass Care Manager is responsible for leading and managing a primarily volunteer team to support and provide Mass Care and Logistics in an assigned geographic area.  The territory is based on the regional configuration.  This position serves as the lead functional expert in a Red Cross Region for the Mass Care and Logistics functions. Tailoring national program offerings for the Region and communities within the Region, providing technical expertise, training, and leading regional implementation of Mass Care and Logistics, this position supports regional employees and volunteers in the disaster territories to build capacity in the local community for the disaster cycle.


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Disaster Program Specialist - Detroit, MI

Job Summary: The Disaster Program Specialist (DPS) is responsible for either providing functional expertise to the Disaster Program Manager (DPM) and Volunteer Leadership at a territory or regional level, or, taking full cycle responsibility to provide service delivery programs within a subset of the Disaster Program Managers assigned geography and under the supervision and authority of the DPM.  The DPS will accomplish this responsibility largely through the support, development and operational guidance of a team of trained volunteer leaders, volunteers and partners, as well as participate in the implementation and development of initiatives to increase Red Cross visibility through program/service delivery.  These functions are performed under the direction of the Disaster Program Manager with technical support from the region and division. This position reports directly to the Disaster Program Manager and will work closely with, and receives technical guidance from program support functions at the regional level.  The DPS may serve in capacity as Disaster Program Manager when the DPM is unavailable.



The American Red Cross is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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