Kenya: IMPROVING THE ECONOMICAL RELATIONS BETWEEN THE LOCAL HOST COMMUNITIES AND REFUGEES IN DADAAB, KENYA

Organization: Lutheran World Federation
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 25 May 2017

IMPROVING THE ECONOMICAL RELATIONS BETWEEN THE LOCAL HOST COMMUNITIES AND REFUGEES IN DADAAB, KENYA

TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR MID-TERM EVALUATION

1. INTRODUCTION**

This three-year project is funded by Diakonie Emergency Aid (DKH) implemented by the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) Kenya – Djibouti Program. The project started in October 2015 and is expected to end in September 2018. It is implemented in and around Dadaab Refugee camps in Garissa County, targeting refugees as direct beneficiaries and the surrounding host communities as vendors.

Currently a voluntary repatriation exercise for Somali refugees is ongoing through which about 60,000 refugees have repatriated since its inception in 20141. As a result of this and alongside spontaneous repatriation, relocation of non-Somalia refugees to Kakuma Refugee Camp and Camp consolidation efforts through which one camp, Kambioos, has been closed at the end of March 2017, the Camp population has reduced from 351,538 (175,975 female and 175,563 male)2 refugees in April 2015 to 250,546 (126,750females and 123,796males) at the end of March 2017.

LWF intends to carry out mid-term review of the project titled: Improve the economic relations between the local host community and refugees in Dadaab, Kenya. The following sections provide detailed presentation of the Terms of reference.

2.0 PROJECT BACKGROUND

The project title is; Improve the economic relations between the local host community and refugees in Dadaab, Kenya. The Project Goal (Impact level) is; to improve the food supply for refugees with special needs and to improve economic relations between host and refugee community in Dadaab. The project intends to achieve the following Project Objectives (outcome level):

  • Continuous supply with fresh food has been established in Hagadera and Kambioos
  • The food supply for refugee with special needs has improved

The main activities include:

  • Project launch
  • Conduct assessment to identify/register 15,300 beneficiaries
  • Identify and train 60 vendors on voucher servicing and supply chain
  • Issue fresh food vouchers to 15,300 vulnerable refugees
  • Trainings for refugee facilitators and vendors

All the above actives were implemented while the continuous ones are currently being implemented. The project’s main activity is issuance/disbursement of restricted Fresh Food Vouchers (FFV) to a minimum of 15,300 refugees by end of project. The FFVs are issued through Safaricom’s web based fund management system called SUREPAY. This is being done on monthly basis and will continue throughout the project period. However, this main activity delayed to begin due to technical issues, until October 2016 when the first issuance of FFV was done. To date the project has trained 60 traders from the host community, issued restricted fresh food voucher to 9,610 out of the targeted 15,300 beneficiaries and hired 17 Livelihood Facilitators (refugee incentive workers) to support the project. The fresh food voucher is restricted to Fresh Fruits and Vegetables from the 60 pre-selected traders. The target beneficiaries are persons with specific dietary needs and they include; persons living with disability, children with disability and the elderly.

3.0 PURPOSE OF THE EVALUATION

The purpose of this mid-term evaluation is to provide a reflection on the Project Goal (Impact level) and Project Objectives (outcome level) as well as to monitor the project indicators. The reflection will assist in coming up with key learnings necessary for improvement on implementation during the remaining period and possible replication of the same in other locations/regions. The evaluation exercise will also provide further opportunity to identify the sustainability elements of project outcomes. It will provide practical recommendations for the project.

It is envisioned that the mid – term evaluation, using an all-inclusive and gender sensitive approach, will assess how and ways in which the project is working, thus evaluating the processes as well as outcome in order to assess how and ways in which the project is contributing to achieving Project Goal (Impact level) and Project Objectives (outcome level).

4.0 OBJECTIVE OF THE EVALUATION

As mentioned above the objective of this midterm evaluation is to evaluate processes and outcome of this project in order to establish the following;

The process evaluation will focus on assessing how the project is working, providing feedback and reflection amongst stakeholders with view of informing the current implementation and overall design of the project.

On the other hand, outcome evaluation will assess how the Project is contributing to immediate changes in practices and attitudes, of beneficiaries, staff, and other stakeholders. The details of both aspects have been covered in their respective evaluation questions hereunder.

Thus the specific objectives of the mid-term evaluation exercise are to:

  1. Assess the relevance, effectiveness, impact and sustainability of the project. This will focus on resource utilization, the organizational systems, and their appropriateness in achieving project outcomes.
  2. Establish progress towards the Project Goal (Impact level) and Project Objectives (outcome level) and assess any negative or positive unplanned effects of the project.
  3. Establish contribution of the project to immediate changes in practices and attitudes of beneficiaries, staff, and other stakeholders in relation to consumption, use and preparation of fresh food.
  4. Identify the mechanisms that have contributed to, or worked, against project effectiveness and success.
  5. Establish direct beneficiary (refugee) and vendors (host community) perception and attitude towards cash based interventions as compared to other forms of humanitarian support.

5.0 EVALUATION QUESTIONS

The following evaluation questions stem from the foregoing objectives. We consider the set of questions not exhaustive hence the consultant will generate additional and appropriate questions where necessary in line with Evaluation objectives:

Project processes:

How effective is the project process in contributing to achieving the project goal and outcome?

Project Relevance:

How relevant is the project to the target groups, in addressing their needs and priorities?

To what extent does the targeted communities meet their basic fresh fruits and vegetable needs and promote their livelihoods through purchase from LWF’s locally contracted traders?

Has the project contributed to an increased sustainable supply of fresh food and vegetables?

How do beneficiaries choose between vendors, what is most important for their decision on vendor to purchase from?

Effectiveness

In assessing effectiveness of the project, the overall focus will be to establish the extent to which the project achieved its objectives and the key outputs and activities under each objective. Where there has been non-achievement, the evaluation should examine the reasons for the same. In addition, the evaluation is expected to answer the following key questions relating to specific components/aspects of the project design:

  • Are restricted vouchers an appropriate delivery mechanism and how does this strategy benefit persons with specific needs and the local economy?
  • Have the benefits reached the target groups as intended? Are these benefits distributed fairly between gender and age groups across social and cultural barriers?
  • Is there a need for further deliberate actions to reduce the risks of illegal diversion, insecurity, or inflation?
  • For each of the above outlined areas of inquiry, what are the key lessons identified?
  • How effective were the communication plans with the vendors, beneficiaries and other stakeholders?
  • Is the cost of delivery reasonable (value for money)?

Impact

  • Has the average fresh food and vegetables consumed by beneficiaries improved as a result of the project?
  • Has the project promoted/contributed to improved household food diversity?

Sustainability

  • Has the project been able to engage community participation in the different levels of the project?

Replicability

  • Can the project be replicated? Are the barriers to replication?
  • What are the irreversible changes that the project has made?

6.0 ACCOUNTABILITIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The Consultant shall report directly to the Livelihoods Officer; under whose docket the Evaluation shall be conducted.

LWF shall provide for:

  • Guidance throughout the phases of execution.
  • Close monitoring and supervision to ensure the planned evaluation is undertaken as per schedule.
  • Approval of all deliverables including final sign offs for the purpose of making payments.
  • Provision of transportation to the field and back for the purposes and duration of the consultancy.
  • Availing the targeted groups for the interviews

The consultant will be responsible for;

  • Managing the evaluation process
  • A short inception report including a detailed work plan, list of key informants to be interviewed, data collection tools and outline interview questions – one week after signing contract.
  • Prepare a written report in soft and hard copy (PDF, spiral bound, 3 copies) not exceeding 35 pages excluding appendices. The report shall include the following;

  • Executive Summary, Literature Review, Methodology, Analysis of Findings, Recommendations

  • Annexes: TORs, a timeline of the work, a list of individuals interviewed, statistical outputs, templates of data collection tools used, a description of the methods employed, a summary of survey results (if appropriate) and any other relevant materials.

  • Disseminate the report findings verbally in a meeting/workshop to be held at LWF Nairobi with invited stakeholders within 14 days of submission of the final report.

7.0 CONSULTANCY PROCESS

The consultancy will be carried out in conformity with the principles, standards and practices of LWF. The consultant will be bound to sign and adhere to LWF Code of Conduct.

8.0 DELIVERABLES

Consultancy Work plan

Within two days of receiving the organisation’s comments on the draft work plan, the consultant will produce a final consultancy work plan.

Draft Consultancy Report

The consultant will submit a draft consultancy report for review by the LWF Project Manager within one week of completing the assignment.

Final Consultancy Reports

Within one week of receiving the Project Manager’s comments on the draft reports, the consultant will submit final consultancy reports, including a consultancy executive summary.

9.0 QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIRED COMPETENCIES

A relevant University degree, preferably a Master’s Degree (for individual consultant) and qualified staffs with similar educational level to be engaged in the review/evaluation (for consulting firm).

The consultant/firm must have substantive experience (Minimum of 7 to 10 years in particular for the Team leader and 5 years for the other members) in project review/evaluation and reporting preferably on Cash Based Interventions, Food Security and/or Livelihoods.

Experience working with refugees and vulnerable groups

Good communication and report writing skills; and

Adherence to good evaluation practices and ethical principles.

10.0 TERMS OF PAYMENT

The payment schedule will be described in the contract which shall be based on the output of the work and not on the duration that it might take.

How to apply:

11.0 APPLICATION FOR CONSIDERATION

Applications should be sent by email to: procurement-nairobi@lwfkenya.org

And be copied to muhamud-khalif@lwfkenya.org and george-omondi@lwfkenya.org with the words “IMPROVING THE ECONOMICAL RELATIONS BETWEEN THE LOCAL HOST COMMUNITIES AND REFUGEES IN DADAAB, KENYA” in the subject line of the email.

LWF reserves the right to reject any application(s) without disclosing the reasons

The deadline for application submission is**.** 25th May 2017.

1 According to UNHCR Weekly Repatriation Report Analysis as at 24th March, 2017

2UNHCR Demographic data April 2015

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Job Title: General Manager – Property Development & Management

Location: Nairobi

Salary: 400k – 500k

Our client is an established Property Development & Management company in Nairobi.

They seek to hire a General Manager to ensure performance, productivity, efficiency and profitability of the company.

Responsibilities

  • Coordinate, manage and monitor the running of all departments in the organization.
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  • Review financial statements and data with the HOD to check the plan.
  • Plan effective strategies for the financial well-being of the company.
  • Supervises the accounts team on the current work being done and controls the stock and inventory team by supervising and reviewing their reports and action plan given for the year.
  • Approve all internal and external communication before shared to the staff.
  • Monitor, manage and improve the efficiency of support services and facilitate coordination and communication between support functions.
  • Reviewing the company’s marketing strategy and creating a suitable budget plan.
  • Oversee the review of the company’s progress, achieved goals and liaise with top management to assist in developing better strategic plans for operational activity.
  • Oversee the maximizing of the support services to improve the company’s productivity.
  • Review all contracts for the service providers, ensure that standard procedures are followed when third parties are hired to offer products or services to the
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Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Construction Management/Business Management or related field
  • 5 – 10 years senior-leadership experience supervising seasoned staff
  • Must have a good understanding of the property management industry
  • Strong relationship builder and communicator
  • Analytical and decisive decision maker with the ability to prioritize and communicate to staff key objectives and tactics necessary to achieve organizational goals.
  • Proven track record of successful implementation of programs
  • Good customer service and public relations skills
  • Result oriented and be able to execute and develop marketing strategic plans
  • Good communication skills
  • Should be goal oriented and have a proven track of leadership

How to Apply

If you are up to the challenge, possess the necessary qualification and experience; please send your CV only quoting the job title on the email subject (General Manager-Property Development & Management) to jobs@hotkenyanjobs.com before Wednesday 24th May, 2017.

Kindly indicate current/last salary on your CV.

N.B: We do not charge any fee for receiving your CV or for interviewing

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Duma works is recruiting Graduate Trainees (Support Engineer) for our client. The hiring firm is a leading cloud infrastructure company in Kenya.

Position Summary

We are looking for graduates to join our client’s Graduate Trainee program. They will be responsible for providing technical support to customers via phone, email, chat and other channels as required. An educational background in engineering or IT is required.

Reports To: Support Team leader

Engineering Graduate Trainee Job Duties and Responsibilities

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  • Research, diagnose, troubleshoot and identify solutions to resolve customer issues.
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  • Training and assistance of new employees in your team.
  • Cooperation and coordination with other departments to specify, implement, scale and debug existing and new product lines.
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Send your Cover Letter and detailed CV to apply@jobs.dumaworks.com marking the subject as “2817”, Your Full name & Phone number e.g. 2817 Barack Obama, +2547xxxxxxxx. If you don’t follow these instructions, your application will not go through.

Deadline for receiving applications: Thursday, 18 May 2017

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* You will receive a confirmation email and an alert to take a basic screening test over SMS or online. The email with the test may not arrive immediately. Please be patient. The email/SMS test will typically be 5-8 questions to help us understand your background. Regular SMS rates apply to the test.

If you apply and don’t meet these minimum qualifications, we won’t be able to forward your application to the employer.

Kenya: Physiotherapist

Organization: Lutheran World Federation
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 24 May 2017

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Oversee and train the refugee and Host community Rehabilitation staffs on assessments of clients and determination of appropriate interventions. Review and develop additional assessment and/or outcome measurement tools, as needed
  • Supervise the quality of Rehabilitation team activities. Coach, mentor and develop staff members through ongoing feedback as well as formal performance management systems. Meet regularly with team members individually and as a group to monitor progress, provide support and facilitate collaboration. Lead case consultations, observation, debriefing and review of documentation.
  • Assist in day-to-day operations of the program to ensure objectives are met. Coordinate physiotherapy team, and strengthen collaboration and mutual understanding with CBR teams to ensure high quality interdisciplinary care to clients
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  • Prepare and submit regular reports documenting community based rehabilitation activities and progress achieved toward program goals.
  • Participate in the design and implementation of project monitoring plans, validation of tools and manuals, and internal project evaluation. Monitor and ensure adequate data collection of Rehabilitation services.
  • Work closely with CBR committee, leaders and other multidisciplinary team members to ensure the needs of clients are addressed appropriately

Minimum Qualifications

  • Diploma in Physiotherapy (KMTC)
  • Registered & Licensed by Kenya Society of Physiotherapist(KSP)
  • 2 years Minimum Experience
  • Experience working in Community Based Rehabilitation programs will be an added advantage
  • Previous work experience in hardship, marginalized areas or emergency setting.
  • Ability to communicate in a highly professional manner with clients, community members and professional partners
  • Able to complete required reporting and documentation by deadlines
  • Ability to promote the values of equality, non-discrimination, and human rights for all.
  • Possession of a Certificate of Good Conduct.

How to apply:

LWF/WS is an equal opportunity employer, irrespective of gender, race or religious affiliation. LWF/WS is a signatory to the Code of Conduct for humanitarian agencies. Our recruitment and selection procedures reflect the organization’s commitment to the prevention of abuse and exploitation of beneficiaries.

Applications and detailed CV must include email address and telephone contacts of 3 referees, one of whom must be your supervisor in your current employment. They should reach the undersigned by close of business on 24th May, 2017

The Human Resources Officer

Lutheran World Federation

P.O. Box 48

Kakuma

Or email to: lwfkak@gmail.com

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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Kenya: National Consultant – Climate Smart Agriculture Expert – VA-017-2017

Organization: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 30 May 2017

Position Title: National Consultant – Climate Smart Agriculture Expert

Contract Type: Personal Services Agreement

Duty Station: Nairobi, Kenya

Organizational unit: FAO Representation Office in Kenya

Duration: 40 days when actually employed to 31 July 2017

Eligible candidates: Kenyan Nationals

Anticipated Start Date: June 2017

Background

The Government of Kenya with technical support from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO Kenya office) intends to submit a proposal preparation grant application request to the Green Climate Fund (GCF) by August 2017. The project preparation grant will be an input in to the main project proposal on Transforming Landscapes and Livelihoods in Kenya through a Water-Agriculture-Energy Nexus Approach. The full project to be developed on the basis of a Concept Note is slated to be implemented in partnership with the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (MENR), Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries (MoALF), HIVOS, Ministry of Water and Irrigation, Greening Kenya Initiative Trust (GKIT), Kenya Forest Service (KFS), National Drought Management Authority (NDMA), Ministry of Health and the African Centre for Technologies Studies (ACTS).

The proposal is centered on the following specific objectives:

  1. Promote sustainable food and nutrition security using climate smart agricultural technologies in line with the recently launched Kenya Climate Smart Agriculture Strategy.
  2. Support market-based livelihood diversification through the development, promotion and upscaling of appropriate strategies.
  3. Promote Ecosystem-based management and Adaptation (EbA) in the conservation of the selected climate-sensitive yet economically significant water basins
  4. Upscale and stimulate the briquette sector to accelerate cleaner energy access, improve health and reduce deforestation.
  5. Strengthen knowledge management and learning.

The project responds to national priorities and includes the following three interlinked components:

Component 1: Increased adaptive capacity and enhanced resilience to climate change for small-scale rain-fed farmers in the three drainage basins (Food and Nutrition Security).

Component 2: Increased water security for agricultural, domestic, and industrial use for the inhabitants in the project sites.

Component 3: Transformation of the charcoal sector realized to accelerate cleaner energy access, improve health and reduce deforestation.

Therefore, the FAO has obtained some funds to hire a national consultant (Climate Smart Agriculture Expert) to support the formulation of a project preparation grant proposal. The consultant will work closely with a Multi-Focal Area Project Development Specialist as well as key technical officers in the proposed executing entities.

The Concept Note received early comments from the GCF Secretariat and the FAO. These comments, together with comments from the GCF Secretariat need to be addressed during the Project Preparation Grant application development and be reflected in the final consultancy output.

Reporting Line and Scope of the assignment

The FAO Representative in Kenya will provide overall strategic guidance. The consultant will work under the direct supervision of the Technical Coordinator for the Integrating Agriculture in National Adaptation Plans Project and the Programme Officer-Strategic Programme 2. The National Coordinator will be the primary contact for the consultant. The consultant will provide an update on a weekly basis with regard to progress.

The consultant will:

  1. Review current agricultural practices in the proposed project sites to identify short term and long-term options for Climate Smart Agriculture practices in the areas. This should form part of the situation analysis.

  2. Conduct a baseline assessment of the project sites document CSA practices and best promising approaches for potential upscaling/replication.

  3. Provide a thorough technical review of components 1 & 2 of the Concept Note in terms of the CSA approaches suggested and strengthen both components accordingly, in addition, review component 3 of the Concept Note to identify cross-component synergies and complementarities.

  4. Support the multi-focal area project development specialist ensuring that various sections of the PPF application template are adequately completed.

  5. Address CSA-related comments review comments from the GCF Secretariat and the FAO internal reviewers.

Minimum Requirements

  • Advanced degree (PhD preferred) in agronomy, with experience in the development, use, and/or theory of climate smart agriculture practices.

  • At least 15 years of experience in CSA practices.

  • Extensive knowledge of soil nutrition, watersheds, and low-intensity irrigation.

  • Ability to perform climate risk analysis of agricultural practices.

  • Experience in designing of programs, preparing technical proposals, and developing methodologies related to integrated agricultural practices.

  • Solid experience in value chain analysis, marketing strategies, and supply/demand evaluations.

Competencies

  • Results Focus

  • Teamwork

  • Communication

  • Building effective relationships

  • Knowledge sharing and continuous Improvement

How to apply:

Candidates are requested to submit their application by email to vacancy-kenya@fao.org quoting the position title and vacancy announcement number.

A duly completed Personal Profile Form (PPF) generated from FAO’s IRecruitment portal as a PDF-file is to be submitted by email together with a cover letter. Please note that attached resumes or CV’s in place of the PPF will not be accepted.

In order to prepare a Personal Profile Form, you must first register on the FAO iRecruitment site by clicking on the following link to register: http://www.fao.org/employment/irecruitment-access/en/ In order for your application to be properly evaluated, please ensure that all sections of the on-line profile are completed.

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Audit Senior Job in Nairobi

Audit Senior Job at Duma Works

Duma Works is recruiting an Audit Senior for one of clients in Nairobi.

Audit Senior Job Responsibilities

  • To assist the Audit Manager or Partners to conduct review of audit tax file, secretarial file and permanent files prior to commencing audit to enable correct presentation and disclosures are made in financial statements.
  • To supervise and assist the staff in the Audit Department working in your team.
  • Ensuring audits are carried out as per audit program of the firm and applicable tax laws of the country.
  • Ensuring audits are finished within the time limits assigned by the Audit Manager or Partner.
  • Ensuring the audit file meets the quality criterion of the firm and ICPAK.
  • Ensuring maintenance and adherence to office discipline.
  • To be willing to dedicate extra time as per work requirements and/or as per request by Partners or Audit Manager.
  • Perform any other duties and responsibilities bestowed upon by Audit Manager or Partners from time to time.
  • Ensuring the audit is done as per standard Auditing Practices and Financial Statements are prepared and are in compliance as per International Financial Reporting Standards and international Accounting Standards.
  • To submit audit file complete in all respects including management letter points and correct tax computations, related appendixes before submitting file to audit manager/partner for review.
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  • To remain updated with all developments in accountancy and audit tax fields.
  • To remain available for all trainings whether held during or after workings hours.
  • Perform any other duties and responsibilities bestowed upon by Partners/Management.

Requirements for the Audit Senior Job

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or the equivalent combination of Education, training, and work experience.
  • A minimum of at least 5 years audit experience is required as well as one or more relevant professional certifications.
  • Multinational firm experience is desirable.
  • Ability to speak Gujarati or Punjabi will be an added advantage.

General Knowledge and abilities

  • Ability to observe and understand business processes ensuring processes are documented completely and accurately.
  • Ability to apply audit standards through practical application.
  • Proactive in researching business best practice concepts in order to apply as appropriate.
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  • Willingness and ability to adapt to new circumstances, information, and challenges.
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How to Apply

Send your Cover Letter and detailed CV to apply@jobs.dumaworks.com marking the subject as “2813”, Your Full name & Phone number e.g. 2813 Barack Obama, +2547xxxxxxxx. If you don’t follow these instructions, your application will not go through.

Deadline for receiving applications: Friday, 26 May 2017

N.B.
* You will receive a confirmation email and an alert to take a basic screening test over SMS or online. The email with the test may not arrive immediately. Please be patient. The email/SMS test will typically be 5-8 questions to help us understand your background. Regular SMS rates apply to the test.

If you apply and don’t meet these minimum qualifications, we won’t be able to forward your application to the employer.

Kenya: National Consultant – Multi-Focal Area Project Development Specialist – VA-018-2017

Organization: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 30 May 2017

Position Title: National Consultant – Multi-Focal Area Project Development Specialist

Contract Type: Personal Services Agreement

Duty Station: Nairobi, Kenya

Organizational unit: FAO Representation Office in Kenya

Duration: 40 days when actually employed to 31 July 2017

Eligible candidates: Kenyan Nationals

Anticipated Start Date: June 2017

Background

The Government of Kenya with technical support from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO Kenya office) intends to submit a proposal preparation grant application request to the Green Climate Fund (GCF) by August 2017. The project preparation grant will be an input in to the main project proposal on Transforming Landscapes and Livelihoods in Kenya through a Water-Agriculture-Energy Nexus Approach. The full project to be developed on the basis of a Concept Note is slated to be implemented in partnership with the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (MENR), Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries (MoALF), HIVOS, Ministry of Water and Irrigation, Greening Kenya Initiative Trust (GKIT), Kenya Forest Service (KFS), National Drought Management Authority (NDMA), Ministry of Health and the African Centre for Technologies Studies (ACTS).

The proposal is centered on the following specific objectives:

  1. Promote sustainable food and nutrition security using climate smart agricultural technologies in line with the recently launched Kenya Climate Smart Agriculture Strategy.
  2. Support market-based livelihood diversification through the development, promotion and upscaling of appropriate strategies.
  3. Promote Ecosystem-based management and Adaptation (EbA) in the conservation of the selected climate-sensitive yet economically significant water basins.
  4. Upscale and stimulate the briquette sector to accelerate cleaner energy access, improve health and reduce deforestation.
  5. Strengthen knowledge management and learning.

The project responds to national priorities and includes the following three interlinked components:

Component 1: Increased adaptive capacity and enhanced resilience to climate change for small-scale rain-fed farmers in the three drainage basins (Food and Nutrition Security).

Component 2: Increased water security for agricultural, domestic, and industrial use for the inhabitants in the project sites.

Component 3: Transformation of the charcoal sector realized to accelerate cleaner energy access, improve health and reduce deforestation.

Therefore, the FAO has obtained some funds to hire a national consultant (Multi-Focal Area Project Development Specialist) to support the formulation of a project preparation grant proposal. The consultant will work closely with a Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) Expert as well as key technical officers in the proposed executing entities.

The Concept Note received early comments from the GCF Secretariat and the FAO. These comments, together with comments from the GCF Secretariat need to be addressed during the Project Preparation Grant application development and be reflected in the final consultancy output.

Reporting Line and Scope of the assignment

The FAO Representative in Kenya will provide overall strategic guidance. The consultant will work under the direct supervision of the National Coordinator for the Integrating Agriculture in National Adaptation Plans Project and the Programme Officer-Strategic Programme 2. The National Coordinator will be the primary contact for the consultant. The consultant will provide an update on a weekly basis with regard to progress. The consultant’s task will be to formulate a project preparation grant proposal worth USD 1.5 Million. In doing that, the consultant will:

  1. Carry out a critical technical review of the project Concept Note and enhance all sections based on comments received from the GCF Secretariat, and FAO internal reviewers.

  2. Conduct research and technical analysis, in coordination with the CSA consultant to enhance the project components and all technical sections, particularly with regard to the GCF 6 criteria to demonstrate impact potential, including paradigm shift potential; sustainable development; country needs; country ownership and cost-effectiveness.

  3. Ensure that the Concept Note is evidence-based, is conceptually sound, and that the proposed adaptation and mitigation solutions are feasibility, across all project components.

  4. As applicable, recommend specific short studies that are needed to develop baselines and targets for the outcome indicators.

  5. Prepare a draft response to comments received from the GCF Secretariat, CBC and CBL divisions of FAO.

  6. Complete all sections of the PPF application template in accordance with GCF guidelines.

  7. Incorporate all comments received from primary stakeholders upon presenting in a stakeholders validation workshop.

Minimum Requirements

  • Advanced Degree in Agricultural Economics, Natural Resource Management, Climate Change Governance, Development Studies, Environmental Management or any other related field.

  • At least 15 years of professional experience, with incremental responsibilities in multi-disciplinary project design and development, preferably with some experience in the UN system;

  • Working knowledge of approaches to natural resource management, climate change adaptation, resilience and mitigation;

  • Traceable track record of achieving results in similar assignments;

  • At least 10 years of experience and in-depth knowledge of biodiversity and ecosystem management, livelihoods diversification and climate change issues in the context of project design, management;

  • Demonstrated track record in the preparation of project proposals and, preferably also, publications within the theme of climate change adaptation and mitigation, biodiversity, ecosystem management;

  • Knowledge of the climate change landscape (institutions, policies and programs) in Kenya

Competencies

  • Results Focus

  • Teamwork

  • Communication

  • Building effective relationships

  • Knowledge sharing and continuous Improvement

How to apply:

Candidates are requested to submit their application by email to vacancy-kenya@fao.org quoting the position title and vacancy announcement number.

A duly completed Personal Profile Form (PPF) generated from FAO’s iRecruitment portal as a PDF-file is to be submitted by email together with a cover letter. Please note that attached resumes or CV’s in place of the PPF will not be accepted.

In order to prepare a Personal Profile Form, you must first register on the FAO iRecruitment site by clicking on the following link to register: http://www.fao.org/employment/irecruitment-access/en/ In order for your application to be properly evaluated, please ensure that all sections of the on-line profile are completed.

Applications received after the closing date will not be given consideration. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

This vacancy is open to both male and female candidates. Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply. Persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply.

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