Kenya: Internal Audit and Risk Manager (Nationals Only)

Organization: Save the Children
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 01 Feb 2018

Title: Internal Audit and Risk Manager (Nationals Only) – Somalia/Somaliland

Save the Children is the world's leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children's lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfil their potential.

We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

We have over two million supporters worldwide and raised 1.9 billion dollars last year to reach more children than ever before, through programmes in health, nutrition, education, protection and child rights, also in times of humanitarian crises.

Following a major transition, our international programmes are now delivered through a merged operation with 15,000 staff, managed through seven regional hubs and reporting to a relatively small, central office. We're changing to become more efficient, more aligned, a better partner, a stronger advocate, a magnet for world-class people and relevant for the 21st century.

Role Purpose: As a member of the country level SLT, the internal audit position will independently evaluate the adequacy and effectiveness of the governance, risk management and control systems within the county programme and provide regular opinions on the effectiveness of these systems together with proposed action plans to address any weak areas. The position will lead on coordinating any fraud investigations

Contract Duration: 2 years with possibility for extension

Location: Nairobi

Qualifications and Experience

  • A University degree in Commerce, Accounting or Business Administration (Finance or Accounting option) from a recognised university.
  • A minimum of 5 years of progressively mid-level management experience with INGO's in professional accounting and financial management.
  • Be a qualified internal auditor (IIA) or accountant;
  • Leading and coaching others
  • Interacting with and challenging SMT
  • Setting strategic and operational plans
  • Have extensive experience in relevant operational areas (e.g. in programme/project management in an INGO context) and be willing to learn the appropriate audit skills
  • Fluency in English, both verbal and written, required
  • Commitment to Save the Children values

Please apply in English saving your CV and covering letter as a single document, including your salary expectations for this role. To see a full a job description, please visit our website at www.savethechildren.net/jobs

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse. Employment is subject to our Child protection standards including background checks and adherence to our Child Safeguarding Policy

Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified talent.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Female candidates are encouraged to apply

Disclaimer:

Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through recruitment agents

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Organization: UN Human Settlements Program
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 31 Jan 2018

CONSULTANT VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

ORGANIZATIONAL LOCATION: UN-Habitat

DUTY STATION: Nairobi

FUNCTIONAL TITLE: Housing Finance Expert, Consultant

DURATION: 01 February 2018 – 31 July 2018

CLOSING DATE: 31 Jan 2018

BACKGROUND

The New Urban Agenda acknowledges that housing finance is a pre-requisite for sustainable and inclusive cities and needs to be promoted as a strategic area of intervention to guarantee the progressive realization of the right to adequate housing.

In May 2017, the Governing Council of UN-Habitat has encouraged Member States to undertake further housing sector reforms with a focus on addressing housing affordability issues in support to the implementation of the New Urban Agenda (NUA) and the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

UN-Habitat advocates that improved access to finance is a paramount condition for the progressive realization of the right to adequate housing and a future of sustainable and inclusive cities. While assisting countries and cities in the elaboration of housing policies, strategies and programmes UN-Habitat has promoted more inclusive finance through (a) encouraging pro‐poor performance of the markets, (b) facilitating and supporting demand capabilities of economically weakest sectors of the society; and (c) promoting a variety of housing finance solutions innovations matching the different demands.

RESPONSIBILITES and DELIVERABLES

For current and upcoming projects in housing finance, UN-Habitat Housing Unit is looking for experts with experience in developed and developing countries. The consultant will provide finance expertise to the work of UN-Habitat in housing development and support the formulation of normative and operational projects. Specific objectives of the consultancy include:

  • Assist in the strengthening of the overall housing finance portfolio of UN-Habitat and in the development of affordable housing projects, in particular through:

  • Reviewing current practices, trends and innovations, and other research activities and studies in housing finance

  • Organize and prepare written outputs, providing backstopping to workshops, conferences and training

  • Providing finance technical support to the design of housing projects

  • Provide quality financial technical expertise to normative and operational projects as well as to the formulation and implementation of housing policies to national and local governments, in particular through:

  • Conducting housing finance assessments, analyzing and identifying data requirements and producing scenario analyses

  • Building forecasts and assisting in the development of financial models in support to the implementation of housing policies, strategies and projects

  • Supporting the elaboration of policy recommendations and implementation strategies and prepare forecast for improved access to housing finance (to national and local governments)

COMPETENCIES

  • Expert knowledge of finance, preferably also in the field of housing finance and housing market dynamics (knowledge of different housing finance products, mortgage loan products and financing methodology, i.e. savings linked loan products, securitization etc.);

  • Excellent Excel skills and financial modelling skills, capacity to create financial and investment models, forecasts and scenarios.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to articulate complex ideas in a clear and accurate manner.

  • Proven research and conceptualization skills;

  • Project management skills;

  • Problem solving ability – (understanding of how financial modelling can help to solve and mitigate problems and support decision making).

  • Knowledge of concepts and approaches relevant to policy development (preferably in the field housing, land and infrastructure).

  • Adaptability, flexibility and ability to think “outside the box”, and offer new and different options to solve problems or meet client needs.

EDUCATION AND WORK EXPERIENCE

  • University degree in economics, finance, public policy or relevant to development and management of housing finance.

  • At least 5 years of experience in financial services in developing and emerging countries. Proven experience in financial modelling, preferably in the field of housing and human settlements development projects.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

  • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations. For the consultancy advertised, excellent proficiency in spoken and written English is required.

REMUNERATION

Remuneration will be defined per experience of the candidate

How to apply:

Applications should include:

• Cover memo (maximum 1 page)

• CV in the PHP format, accessible through the INSPIRA website (inspira.un.org) Please note, if using INSPIRA for the first time, you need to register in order to activate your account, which will allow you to log in and create a personal History Profile.

• The PHP should be attached to the application as a PDF file.

• Summary CV (maximum 2 pages), indicating the following information:

  1. Educational Background (incl. dates)

  2. Professional Experience (assignments, tasks, achievements, duration by years/ months)

  3. Other Experience and Expertise (e.g. Internships/ voluntary work, etc.)

  4. Expertise and preferences regarding location of potential assignments

  5. Expectations regarding remuneration

• Cover memo (maximum 1 page)

Please also be advised that since April 15th 2010, applicants for consultancies must be part of the

UN-HABITAT e-Roster in order for their application to be considered. You can reach the e-Roster

through the following link: http://e-roster.unhabitat.org

All applications should be submitted in electronic format (using MS Word) specify the Country (ies) of interest by email to Fernanda.Lonardoni@un.org and Emmah.Odero@un.org

UN-HABITAT

P.O. Box 30030, 00100 Nairobi, Kenya

Deadline for applications: 31 January 2018

UN-HABITAT does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process. If you have any questions concerning persons or companies claiming to be recruiting on behalf of these offices and requesting the payment of a fee, please contact: recruitment@unon.org

Kenya: Senior Systems Analyst

Organization: Development Pathways
Country: Kenya, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Closing date: 23 Feb 2018

Position: Senior Systems Analyst

Contract: Permanent position

Reporting to: Senior Management Information Systems Specialist

Location of Work: Based in the Development Pathways’ office in Nairobi, Kenya, or Development Pathways London Office with international Travel of up to 3 months per year

A. Background

Development Pathways is an international consultancy organisation providing expert advice to clients in areas including: social protection, social development, gender, livelihoods, financial inclusion and management information systems. We are committed to innovative, progressive and evidence-based social policy and aim to influence international debates on social policy through our website and participation in international fora. We combine country-specific social and political analysis with lessons learnt from extensive international experience to ensure that policies and programmes are robust and benefit the most vulnerable, including: children, women, older persons and persons with disabilities.

Development Pathways has worked extensively across Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean, delivering on high quality consultancy assignments for a variety of multilateral institutions such as the World Bank, Asian Development Bank (ADB), International Labour Organisation (ILO), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), World Food Programme (WFP), and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP); bilateral donors such as the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT); and international NGOs such as Save the Children, Action Against Hunger, and HelpAge International.

Development Pathways currently has 22 permanent staff across the two offices, working alongside a large global network of trusted consultants. Our offices are located in Orpington, UK and Nairobi, Kenya. Our work in management information systems is run out of the Kenya office. As an employer, we put our staff first and are committed to flexible working practices and developing our staff’s professional capabilities. For more information about our organisation, please visit www.developmentpathways.co.uk.

This position will be based in either our Kenya or UK Office and will be part of Development Pathways growing team of internal consultants focusing on upstream activities of analysis and design of social policy management information systems for several international clients. The Senior Systems Analyst will primarily focus on the remit of translating the high-level requirements into detailed system requirements which will describe Social Policy MIS business processes into processes maps, use case diagrams, entity relationship diagrams and data flow diagrams; document system interfaces (User Experience – UX and User Interface – UI) and develop data models. Much of the work will be delivered from the Development Pathways’ Nairobi or London offices but will involve international travel.

The successful applicant will not only have strong technical expertise but must be able to engage effectively with a wide range of clients, including Government and development partners across Asia and Africa. S/he must also be capable of working in a team while also have the capacity to provide leadership of teams.

Any applicants wishing to be based in the UK must have existing rights to work in the UK.

B. Purpose

To play an important role in the growth of Development Pathways by working with Senior Management information System Specialists, support engineers and other developers to: strengthen our reputation as leading specialists in the fields of management information system in social protection, social and economic development and broader social policy; research on the latest trends on software development, building new and enhancing existing social policy management information systems and providing technical advice to projects.

C. Responsibilities

The Senior Systems Analyst will be part of MIS leadership team responsible for the following roles and responsibilities:

  1. Provide technical leadership and quality control over the development and implementation of the social policy MISs;

  2. Scope out high level functional and technical requirements and leading in the development of system analysis and design specifications for social policy MISs;

  3. Responsible for ensuring stakeholders are aligned with and aware of the strategy, vision, capability and constraints of the Social Protection MIS platform and operating model;

  4. Translate the high-level requirements into detailed system requirements which will describe Social Protection MIS business processes into low level processes maps, use case diagrams and data flow diagrams;

  5. Production of wireframes, user interface specifications, creating visual prototypes, and ensuring the Social Protection MIS outputs have the user experience in mind;

  6. Documentation of the database design, data models, entity relationship diagrams;

  7. Communication of functional design and quality criteria to the development team;

  8. Focal point for queries / issues related to system functionality through all phases of the MIS project design and implementation;

  9. Provide consultancy inputs on assignments contracted by Development Pathways: some will require overseas travel while others will be desk based;

  10. Support the Systems Developers to design and implement the appropriate architecture and development framework to meet the requirements;

  11. Mentor other software developers and junior system analysts in the Company, by building on their technical skills in systems analysis and design;

  12. Research on the latest technological frameworks for software development and develop appropriate and cost-effective plans for migrating legacy MISs, built by Development Pathways; and

  13. Post implementation review of the project with stakeholders and support the client in determining future MIS development options.

D. Person Specifications

The Senior Systems Analyst must have the following qualifications, skills and competencies:

Essential

· A degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Information Science or related degree. A Master’s Degree in Computer-related field is preferable;

· A minimum of 10 years of technology experience working in ICT industry with at least 5 years’ hands-on expertise managing projects with strong Information and Communication Technology (ICT) component;

· 5 years of experience in user interface and user experience design as well as experience with relevant tools, such as Adobe Experience Design, Macaw, Axure RP, and Balsamiq;

· Strong experience in conducting business process reviews, functional gaps and overlaps in the programs, particularly for integrated programs;

· Good interpersonal and time management skills;

· Effective communication, negotiation and relationship-building skills;

· Extensive knowledge of data processing, hardware platforms, and enterprise software applications;

· Technical experience with systems networking, databases, Web development, and user support;

· Good background in Data Base design especially relational database management systems such as Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, MYSQL, etc.;

· Background in fourth generational programming languages such as Java, Microsoft Visual Studio.NET, Visual Basic, PHP, Borland Delphi etc.;

· Sound knowledge of MISs or other relevant information systems; and

· Fluent in English.

Desirable

· International work experience in developing countries conducting similar work is an advantage; and

· Proficiency in French, Portuguese and/or Spanish.

E. Salary Range

The successful candidate will receive a competitive remuneration package, including private medical insurance, company pension scheme and will be eligible to be part of the company bonus scheme.

How to apply:

HOW TO APPLY

We invite interested candidates who meet the requirements to email their applications to recruitment@developmentpathways.co.uk

Applications should include:

  1. A one-page letter explaining why you are applying for this position, and how your recent relevant experience and skills meet the requirements for this position;
  2. A detailed Curriculum Vitae (maximum of two pages) specifying your qualifications, education and relevant work experience;
  3. Names, email addresses and day-time contact numbers for two referees.
  4. In addition, please provide your current salary and your expected salary for this post.

The closing date is 5pm GMT on Friday, 23rd of February 2018. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and a successful candidate may be selected prior to the closing date.

Due to the high number of applications expected, unfortunately, only successful candidates will be contacted.

Kenya: MEMBER SUPPORT ADVISOR FRENCH CLUSTER (MSA) IOR ESAF (Eastern and Southern Africa) (Job Ref: SOS/MSA/10 /1)

Organization: SOS Children's Villages International
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 30 Jan 2018

Position: MEMBER SUPPORT ADVISOR FRENCH CLUSTER (MSA)

IOR ESAF (Eastern and Southern Africa) (Job Ref: SOS/MSA/10 /1)Place of Work:** Nairobi Kenya

Established in 1949, SOS Children's Villages is a dynamic, international social development organization working globally to meet the needs and protect the interests and rights of orphaned and vulnerable children.

The mission of the Member Support Advisor is to be the daily operational link between Promoting & Supporting Associations (PSAs), the General Secretariat (GSC) and other Member Associations (MAs). The MSA will coordinate the timely exchange of information requested (Info Hub), in close collaboration with the SOS Children´s Villages International Representative (CVI Representative), to Member Associations (MAs.).

Key performance areas and main responsibilities:

Planning

· Support the CVI Representative in the annual planning process for Member Associations.

· Ensure the link between planning and budgeting.

· Support the linking needs and funds by providing necessary content information based on input from functions.

· Support the management of PSA portfolios by providing necessary content information to IO.

· Support the development of MA sustainable path or long term strategies.

Monitoring and Evaluation

· Have an overview of core SOS Children’s Villages policies and Policy Support Documents.

· Support the development and update of International Policies and Policy Support Documents in cooperation with the Member Associations and functions.

· Have an overview on external financial audits for Member Associations.

· Manage and maintain an overview on Member Associations statistics.

· Monitor Member Associations data and key performance indicators across all functions by preparing management reports.

· Facilitate and support exchange between CVI Rep and functions and follow up on agreements

· Screening of documents prepared by MA for Board meetings including updates of MA statutes.

Information and Coordination

· Provide administration and general service to the CVI Representative in all aspects related to the Member Associations.

· Provide information and general coordination of services and contact requested by PSAs, regional functions and other Member Associations.

· Collect, check and forward standard report to PSAs e.g annual reports including technical handling of databases

· Process miscellaneous requests from PSAs and Member Associations.

· Project management support in public funding and construction projects to Member Associations. and PSAs

Systems Support

· Implement and give first level user support for Member Associations for the SOS controlling system LUCY (Construction, Monitoring & Reporting)

· Act as first level support for the Linking, Needs & Funds Database

Position requirements

· A Graduate with post graduate qualification in project planning and management, M&E and /or Masters in relevant field.

· Minimum eight (8) years’ work experience in international programme development with networking and partnership experience with government, child rights and other organizations.

Competencies:

  • Strategic and financial planning as well as stakeholder servicing and management.
  • Good consulting, analytical and critical thinking skills, organized and results driven
  • Fluent in English & French with excellent written and oral communication, skills
  • Strong project and process management skills.
  • In depth knowledge of excel, PowerPoint, good knowledge of outlook.
  • Positive, energetic self-starter with high level of personal drive and resilience.
  • Ability to function as a team player with strong cooperation and negotiation skills
  • Personal management skills

A competitive package will be offered to the successful candidate.

How to apply:

If you believe you are the right candidate for the above position, please send your application letter, detailed curriculum vitae (CV), and photocopies of academic certificates, and names and contact details of three referees as Single Document .Applications that are late, do not have CV or certificates attached, will be disqualified. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. E-mail applications should bear the reference number of the position in the subject line of the email.

Email to: Applications including at least three traceable referees should be sent electronically to: ESAF.HROD@sos-kd.org

NB Fluency in French with excellent written and oral communication, skills is a must for this position.

All applications should be submitted not later than 30 January 2018

Kenya: Consultancy: Private Sector Partnership, ESARO, Nairobi

Organization: UN Children's Fund
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 01 Feb 2018

UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child. UNICEF has spent 70 years working to improve the lives of children and their families. Defending children’s rights throughout their lives requires a global presence, aiming to produce results and understand their effects. UNICEF believes all children have a right to survive, thrive and fulfill their potential – to the benefit of a better world.

Under the direct supervision of the Regional Manager, Private Sector Engagement, the consultant will be responsible for supporting key activities in the Private Public Partnership work plan.

The Seychelles government, in collaboration with UNICEF, conducted a feasibility study in 2016 that determined that there is strong potential to mobilize private sector resources for programmes that support children. Based on these findings, UNICEF committed to recruiting a consultant to support the resource mobilization stream of work. In November 2017, UNICEF conducted a preliminary resource mobilization mission to the Seychelles, and it was decided that the consultant could conduct intermittent missions between February and July 2018. The consultant will be responsible for drafting an investment case for investing in children, a resource mobilization strategy for engaging the private sector and high net worth individuals, and conducting a consultation for these products. In addition, the consultant will provide oversight on the funding mechanism for receiving and managing funds and support capacity building for the Seychellois (national) resource mobilization officer.

In addition, the consultant will provide targeted support to the ESARO Private Public Partnership team for key events, trainings, and shared value partnerships. In line with the Private Sector Strategy for Sub-Saharan Africa, capacity building at the country and regional levels for shared value partnerships are critical areas to advance in 2018 and 2019. Key events to leverage for training and development are the Africa Partnerships Workshop, Regional Management Team Meetings, and other private sector convening events. The consultant will be responsible for organizing events, including developing the workshop content, consulting with multiple internal and external stakeholders, and managing administrative tasks.

As the private sector partnership portfolio continues to grow, the consultant would be responsible for supporting specific partnerships and major initiatives, particularly shared value and innovation related partnerships. This form of support would include managing internal programme consultations, liaising with country offices, and developing and refining partnership concepts.

Scope of Work

The incumbent(s) will carry out the main tasks outlined below.

Resource mobilization for the Seychelles

  • Develop the investment case for children in the Seychelles which will form the basis of private sector engagement and the resource mobilization strategy.
  • Develop a Resource Mobilisation strategy in collaboration with government ministries and with input from the private sector, develop a strategy for mobilising resources for children’s programming from corporations, foundations, and individuals based in the Seychelles and abroad.
  • As part of the resource mobilisation strategy, support the establishment and provide oversight to the funding mechanism for receiving and managing private sector funding.
  • Scope potential partnerships with the private sector and high net worth individuals, including prospect research, networking, and pitching to potential funders and partners.
  • Provide capacity building to the Seychellois resource mobilization officer and other key government officials and private sector bodies on mobilising resources.
  • Major initiatives, events, and partnerships

  • Support the development of the Africa Partnerships Workshop concept and materials, including developing the workshop concept, group work materials, and presentation templates, and administrative tasks.
  • Support key internal private sector capacity building events, orientations, trainings, and workshops for partnership development and management, including developing the workshop concept, group work materials, and presentation templates, and management of logistics.
  • Support key private sector partnerships across Sub-Saharan Africa, with a particular focus on shared value and innovation-related partnership, including managing internal programme consultations, liaising with country offices, and developing and refining partnership concepts.
  • Deliverables

    Duration

    (Estimated # of days or months)

    Timeline/Deadline

    Schedule of payment

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    20 working days

    15 March 2018

    Monthly

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    20 working days

    15 April

    Monthly

    Seychelles draft investment case

    20 working days

    15 May 2018

    Monthly

    Seychelles draft resource mobilization strategy.

    15 working days

    15 June 2018

    Monthly

    Develop the training concepts, group work, and presentation templates for the Africa Partnerships workshop.

    15 working days

    15 July 2018

    Monthly

    Payment Schedule

    Payment is upon satisfactory completion of deliverables on a monthly basis.

    Desired competencies, technical background and experience

  • Advanced degree in one of the following fields: communications, social sciences, marketing, public relations, business administration and management; A first level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree
  • Minimum 3-5 years of progressively responsible professional work experience in private sector engagement/fundraising, donor outreach and management, or project administration in partnerships, preferably with some at the international level.
  • Solid understanding of shared value and innovation-related partnerships, specifically in the African market.
  • Some experience in Africa and/or good knowledge of African influencers and issues. Experience in the Seychelles is desired.
  • Strong planning/organizing, and networking/relating skills
  • Strong writing skills, with strong preference for knowledge and experience in writing for UNICEF and private and public sector audiences.
  • Has highest-level communication skills, including engaging and informative formal public speaking.
  • Able to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Demonstrates and shares detailed technical knowledge and expertise.
  • Travel is required to the Seychelles for up to 60 days, and short missions to two additional countries (TBD) of 5 days each may be required to other countries throughout Eastern and Southern Africa and Western and Central Africa.

    Conditions

    As per UNICEF DFAM policy, payment is made against approved deliverables. No advance payment is allowed unless in exceptional circumstances against bank guarantee, subject to a maximum of 30 per cent of the total contract value in cases where advance purchases, for example for supplies or travel, may be necessary.

    The candidate selected will be governed by and subject to UNICEF’s General Terms and Conditions for individual contracts. The Consultant may not publish or disseminate reports, data collection tools, collected data or any other documents produced from this Consultancy without the permission of and acknowledgement of UNICEF.

    The applicant should quote an all-inclusive fee compromised of remuneration, air travel to Nairobi, travel to the Seychelles and two other Africa countries, and living expenses.

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply.

    How to apply:

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=510302

    Kenya: Peer to Peer Support Consultant

    Organization: Farm Africa
    Country: Kenya
    Closing date: 24 Jan 2018

    Farm Africa is an international, non-governmental organization working to increase the incomes and improve food security of smallholder farmers, pastoralists, agro-pastoralists and forest dwellers in East Africa and Ethiopia.

    Farm Africa Kenya through one of its project in Kitale (Growing Futures) aims to develop a model to expand agricultural entrepreneurial skills to improve livelihood opportunities for youths engaging in profitable and viable agri-enterprises beyond the traditional maize production.

    Currently the project is recruiting a consultant to support the champion farmers on peer leadership and life skills so as to enhance their understanding of self, community issues, challenges and resource use to improve their livelihoods.

    How to apply:

    For more details please see the full terms of reference on our website www.farmafrica.org/tenders/tenders. For applications, please send your expression of interest and a detailed CV or company profile to kenyarecruitment@farmafrica.org by 5pm (GMT+3) 24th January 2018.”

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    Kenya: Community Mobilizer-PYEI

    Organization: Adeso
    Country: Kenya
    Closing date: 02 Feb 2018

    ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT

    Adeso, formerly known as Horn Relief, is an expanding and vibrant African based international development and humanitarian organization. At Adeso, we work with African communities who are yet to realize their full potential; working inside these communities to create environments in which Africans can thrive. Our belief that economic, social and environmental security is the bedrock of a healthy community drives the nature and intent of our programming. We work to prevent and overcome situations that adversely affect community well-being by: reinvigorating the economy, developing skills for life and work, providing humanitarian aid, and influencing policy.

    For the past 20 years we have strengthened rural livelihoods through environmental awareness, training, technology transfer and innovative humanitarian projects in pursuit of a peaceful, self-reliant, and greener future.

    Adeso is an exciting and dynamic organization experiencing managed rapid growth. It offers sound employment conditions with opportunities for personal growth and development.

    POSITION SUMMARY

    This position is part of the Pastoralist Youth Education Initiative (PYEI) is a multi-donor project that forms the second phase of Adeso’s approach to enhance economic and social opportunities of marginalized pastoral children in Marsabit, Kenya through improved access to quality education. Taking a holistic approach, the PYEI is looking to build on the successes and lessons learned from a 2 year pilot Mobile Non-formal Education (MNFE) in providing access to primary and post primary education for pastoralist youth focusing on female participation. Adeso is seeking qualified and committed individuals to join the PYEI team as Community mobilizers (CM). The incumbents will be the project ambassadors in the community and work closely with the project team and the teacher to monitor activities on the ground. CM will be incharge of a Mobile School to support in the field, including follow up with the associated Community Education Committees (CECs).

    SPECIFIC ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    · Conduct community sensitization meetings in targeted communities.

    · Encourage full participation by all community members, paying special attention to women.

    · Assist in recruitment of teachers.

    · Facilitate selection and training of CEC members.

    · Assist CEC and community members and teachers to develop selection criteria and identify pupils to participate in the project.

    · Gather and collate monitoring data and report on findings from field monitoring activities.

    · Work with the M&E Officer to learn how to conduct analysis of the monitoring data.

    · Assist the M&E Officer with the organization of semi-annual stakeholder meetings.

    · Assist the Senior Project Officer and the Cashier/Clerk with other aspects of project implementation as required.

    SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS

    ESSENTIAL

    · Resident of Marsabit County

    · At least 1 year of relevant experience

    · Ability to work well under pressure and with minimal supervision

    · Ability to establish strong working relationships with community members and colleagues

    · Excellent verbal and written skills in English

    · Computer skills

    DESIRABLE

    · Relevant technical/vocational qualification

    · Experience working on education projects and/or with pastoralist communities

    How to apply:

    This is a challenging opportunity for a dedicated and highly motivated professional. If you would like to join this dynamic team, please submit your application to jobs@adesoafrica.org, quoting the position in the email subject matter, by 2nd February 2018.

    Each application should be addressed to the Regional Human Resources Manager and include the following:

    · An updated CV; and

    · An application letter which should include remuneration requirements and contact information for three work-related referees.

    Applications not including all of the above information will not be reviewed. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Adeso is an equal opportunity employer.

    Kenya: Teachers-PYEI

    Organization: Adeso
    Country: Kenya
    Closing date: 02 Feb 2018

    ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT

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    Adeso is an exciting and dynamic organization experiencing managed rapid growth. It offers sound employment conditions with opportunities for personal growth and development.

    POSITION SUMMARY

    This position is part of the Pastoralist Youth Education Initiative (PYEI) is a multi-donor project that forms the second phase of Adeso’s approach to enhance economic and social opportunities of marginalized pastoral children in Marsabit, Kenya through improved access to quality education. Taking a holistic approach, the PYEI is looking to build on the successes and lessons learned from a 2 year pilot Mobile Non-formal Education (MNFE) in providing access to primary and post primary education for pastoralist youth focusing on female participation. Under the direct supervision of the Project Coordinator, the teacher will be responsible to implement and evaluate the Non formal education curriculum and impart knowledge, skills, develop personality and character that will provide a lasting and inspiring impact on the lives of pupils to develop a positive attitude.

    SPECIFIC ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    1. Curriculum implementation and evaluation

    · To prepare all professional records for curriculum implementation

    · Develop teaching/learning resources for effective and motivating lessons

    · Keep all records and use them to improve performance

    · Conduct continuous assessment tests and terminal exams, mark and record results

    · Train children in co-curricular activities so as to compete with others

    · Participate in timetable review with the CECs

    · Keep records of all monitoring tools including the exit forms, class register, NFEC pupils performance

    1. Facilitate community participation in promoting non formal education

    · Train parents on basic concepts of upbringing their children

    · Participate in CEC meetings in the NFECs

    · Participate in community mobilization and sensitization about the project

    · Involve the community through the CECs to support education

    · Encourage the community to give girls equal chance in education through mobilization

    · Encourage the CECs and Pupils to make the centre environmentally friendly

    1. Managing Non formal Education Centre (NFEC) Resources

    · Responsible for proper management of centre resources issued for promoting teaching/learning environment i.e textbooks, teaching aids and etc

    · Accountable for keeping proper and accurate list of books issued to NFEC pupils

    · Ensure proper utilization of any used material during classroom instruction

    · Ensure proper storage and safety of equipment/materials after use by children, this includes the floor mat, tent, textbooks, register and football materials

    1. Promote partnership with local educational institutions

    · Regularly monitor the attendance, scholastic performance and learning needs of the children in the NFEC in close liaison with Adeso MNFE project staff

    · Initiate close relationship with teachers from the local primary schools to share approaches for effective teaching in the NFEC

    1. Development of human potential in students

    · Prepare high achieving pupils for post primary education

    · Develop the pupils potential abilities to their maximum through a variety of experiences

    · Develop in pupils, an awareness and appreciation of education in the field of education and an ability to utilize them

    · Develop in pupils, an awareness of the principles which underline good human relationship and use of these in their dealings with the community

    · Prepare the pupils to face life with self-confidence and independence

    · Promote clear logical thought and critical judgment

    · Offer carrier guidance to pupils

    · Conduct counselling for pupils in need of counselling. Liaise with parents of individual learners for effective delivery of counselling services

    SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS

    Essential:

    · BED primary option/P1 teachers’ certificate

    · At least one year experience in a similar position

    · Ability to teach Kenya primary curriculum

    · Ability to work well with minimal supervision

    · Good communication skills and organisational skills

    · Ability to establish strong working relationship with the community

    · Willing to travel and work regularly within remote areas

    · Ability to work as part of a team

    · Ability to coach and mentor

    · Self-confidence, maturity & ability to co-operate with a wide variety of people

    · Must be a resident of Marsabit County

    · Experience working with Pastoralist communities

    Desirable:

    · Commitment to vision, Mission and values, aims and policies (especially gender relations)

    · Uphold Adeso Values at all times.

    · Robust energy and interpersonal skills at high level

    · Working at community level and with NGOs

    · Ability to work on own initiative & under pressure and to meet deadlines

    · Personal commitment to working as reliable, honest, & trustworthy member of a team

    How to apply:

    This is a challenging opportunity for a dedicated and highly motivated professional. If you would like to join this dynamic team, please submit your application to jobs@adesoafrica.org, quoting the position in the email subject matter, by 2nd February 2018.

    Each application should be addressed to the Regional Human Resources Manager and include the following:

    · An updated CV; and

    · An application letter which should include remuneration requirements and contact information for three work-related referees.

    Applications not including all of the above information will not be reviewed. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Adeso is an equal opportunity employer.

    Kenya: Programme Director – Kenya

    Organization: Trócaire
    Country: Kenya
    Closing date: 01 Feb 2018

    Kenya Nationals

    Background to the Role:

    Acting as Assistant Country Director the Director of Programmes is part of the Kenya Country Management Team and is responsible for all aspects of Trócaire’s country programme with a particular emphasis on programme and project quality, and the promotion of a results-based approach.

    Reporting to:Country Director

    Managing: (Individuals/Team) – 3 Programme Managers & 1 M&E Manager.

    Contract Type:Fixed term

    Contract Duration:3 years

    Location of Position : Nairobi, Kenya

    Safeguarding1 Children Policy:

    The successful applicant will be expected to sign up to and adhere to Trócaire’s Safeguarding Policy.

    Key Duties & Responsibilities

    Programme Development and Management

    · Deliver a Portfolio of integrated programmes that respond to the local context within the framework of the new Kenya Country Strategy Paper, and the wider organisational policy deliverables based on the Strategic Framework.

    · Ensure that Trócaire has a clearly identified niche in terms of programme interventions and that Trócaire’s added value is clear in terms of what we contribute to partners’ work.

    · Ensure that different thematic areas of work are mutually reinforcing and contribute collectively to the achievement of country and global level outcomes.

    · Establish regular discussions with the Programme Team, the Institutional Funding Unit and the Strategic Impact unit at HQ to ensure that they are engaged in, aware of and supporting Programme Development and Management and initiatives in the region.

    · Lead Programme Managers to identify and develop learning within their programme areas and facilitate the sharing of this learning with partners, across the programme and externally as appropriate.

    Programme Design:

    · Provide technical support to Programme Managers to ensure that all bodies of work (projects and programmes) are designed, in line with Trocaire’s Organisational Strategy, the Kenya Country Strategy and Trócaire’s Programme Management and Accountability Framework.

    · Lead Programme Managers in ensuring that the design of all bodies of work are based on rigorous needs assessments, including participatory vulnerability and gender analyses.

    · Support Programme Managers and partners to ensure that all bodies of work are designed in line with principles of gender equity and women’s empowerment.

    Programme Implementation and Monitoring:

    · Ensure that all programmes and projects have good quality M&E frameworks and plans in place. Ensure all M&E frameworks are designed in compliance with Trocaire’s global M&E policy and include mandatory indicators. Maintain oversight for monitoring and evaluation of all projects and programmes, ensuring Programme Managers make regular monitoring visits to the field.

    · Support the M&E Manager to develop and manage a standardised monitoring and reporting system for use by all programme partners, in line with organisational policy and any institutional funding requirements.

    · Lead monthly programme review meetings with Programme Managers and teams to ensure that the programme is on track and challenges are dealt with.

    · Support programme teams to draft good quality project reports and annual programme reviews.

    · Ensure all reports provide clear evidence of progress and can be used for programme management, internal reporting and reporting to donors..

    · Ensure the highest possible quality in the preparation of project documentation, including the assessment of project risk, by PMs, providing advice and guidance where necessary.

    · Ensure that all donor reports are submitted on time.

    Programme Evaluation:

    · Ensure that all programme work is evaluated according to Trócaire’s evaluation policy and that learning from evaluations is incorporated into new programme design and shared across the organisation.

    · Promote evaluation methodologies that foster internalisation of learning, and where possible promote elements of peer review and evaluation including with Partners.

    · Together with Programme Managers identify relevant thematic working groups, networks and learning forums at national and international level in which the PMs can participate in order to improve programme and advocacy impact.

    Humanitarian Programme Management

    · Support the development of a Humanitarian Preparedness, Management and Response strategy, including preparedness and response plans.

    · Ensure that Trocaire has identified Strategic Humanitarian response partners who will lead a response in case of emergency.

    · Ensure that relevant partners have up to date training in Sphere, HAP and the ICRC Code of Conduct, and that all Trócaire Humanitarian responses meet these minimum standards.

    · Human Resource Management

    · Line Manage 3 Programme Managers & 1 M&E Manager using performance management approach. Ensure that all managers are clear on the change to which they are contributing and on their roles and responsibilities.

    · Support, mentor and coach staff as part of their professional development and help them to become highly effective in their work.

    · Support the Finance Manager to ensure that the Programme Accountant and Programme Finance Officers are supported to work as members of the Programme Team.

    · Establish a team approach to programming, ensuring that PMs work together to design and manage programmes, share learning and to exchange skills.

    · Establish regular team meetings to ensure that Programme staff are familiar with each other’s work and to facilitate rolling out of organisational programme processes and policies.

    Financial and Admin Management

    · As a member of the Country Management Team, collaborate with the Finance Manager to carry out regular programme budget reviews.

    · Lead monthly team meetings together with finance and PMs to review and monitor budget vs expenditure for all projects and programme partners.

    · Establish a system of ongoing communication with the Finance Manager to coordinate the work plan of the Programme Finance Officers and to ensure that the Finance Manager is aware of all relevant issues related to partner and programme finance.

    Partner Relationships and Support

    · Ensure that the all partnerships are managed in line with Trocaire’s Partnership Policy and that all Programme team staff implement the policy.

    · Ensure partner capacity assessments are conducted regularly and partner capacity building plans are in place and being implemented, in line with Trocaire’s Partner Capacity Building Framework.

    · Develop and implement an accountability strategy and action plan to deliver roll out of Trócaire’s Programme Accountability Framework.

    · Institutional Funding

    · Work with the CD and Regional Institutional Funding Officer (RIFO) to implement and review the Institutional Funding Strategy for Kenya.

    · Develop relationships with key IF actors in Kenya and internationally to ensure an ongoing funding stream for programmes in the region.

    · Identify funding opportunities and lead Programme Managers in the development of winning project proposals for submission to institutional donors.

    · Provide technical support to the RIFO and PMs in drafting of reports to donors and ensure timely reporting for all IF.

    · Ensure that PMs provide the necessary support to partners to meet donor reporting and compliance requirements.

    · Ensure effective management of IF, ensuring that all IF projects are delivered in accordance with contractual obligations, in budget and in compliance with donor requirements.

    Policy, Advocacy and Communications

    · Lead development and implementation of a country advocacy strategy, in line with the objectives of the Country Strategy.

    · Support PMs to pro-actively drive an evidence-based advocacy agenda in collaboration with partners.

    · Support the CD to respond to organisational needs for materials, or to host visits, related to organisational level policy, advocacy, campaigns, development education, fundraising and communications.

    · Develop and maintain strong links with communication teams in Ireland and the UK.

    · Other Duties and Responsibilities

    · Fulfil other reasonable duties and responsibilities, as requested by the Country Director, including deputising for the Country Director.

    The ideal candidate will have:

    Qualification

    · Third level qualification in Development, Humanitarian or related field of study.

    · International Post-graduate qualification in a relevant area and significant experience beyond that outlined below.

    Experience

    · Significant demonstrable experience in the management of poverty alleviation and livelihoods development programmes of substantial scale;

    · Demonstrable experience in designing and managing programmes on resilience and disaster risk reduction in arid lands, natural resource management and women’s empowerment highly desirable;

    · Demonstrable experience in the management of large-scale humanitarian programmes;

    · In-depth understanding of programming in a partnership model, working in a partnership-based NGO;

    · Sound and up to date knowledge of development concepts, methodologies and techniques, including results based management, rights based approach and participatory methodologies;

    · Demonstrable experience of promoting gender equity through programming and within an international organisation;

    · Demonstrable experience of designing projects and developing proposals to secure institutional donor funding and of managing large and complex donor grants;

    · Demonstrable experience in designing and managing complex M&E frameworks, including knowledge management and use of ICT systems;

    · Solid experience of managing teams in a multi-cultural environment and playing a leadership role in ensuring cohesiveness, inclusion and development of staff at all levels;

    · Experience of working in a faith-based organization;

    · Experience of working with management information systems.

    Skills

    · Excellent programme management skills;

    · Demonstrated ability to manage complex programmes to deliver results in line with strategy and budget using results-based management approach;

    · Demonstrated ability to manage budgets and financial systems on a significant scale, in development and humanitarian contexts;

    · Highly organised, with excellent planning, prioritisation and problem-solving skills;

    · Excellent leadership skills;

    · Demonstrated ability to manage multi-cultural teams of national and international staff well, and to implement performance management effectively;

    · Ability to coach and help others develop in their professional lives;

    · Ability to motivate staff to align behind a shared vision and objectives;

    · Demonstrated ability to think strategically and to develop and implement a clear country level strategy in the context of organisational strategy;

    · Excellent interpersonal and relationship management skills and demonstrated ability in using these with internal stakeholders (Trócaire staff in different locations) and external stakeholders (partners, Church, donors, Irish and UK and host governments etc.);

    · Excellent verbal and written communications skills

    · Competent in Microsoft packages (Word, Excel);

    · Fluency (written and spoken) in English;

    · A full driving licence.

    Qualities

    · Understanding of, an empathy with, the role of the Catholic Church in development

    · A strong commitment to the work of justice and an empathy with the ethos and work of Trócaire.

    Other

    · Ability and willingness to travel and represent Trocaire within the region and internationally including travel to HQ in Ireland and offices in the UK.

    1 All offers of employment with Trócaire may be subject to police clearance.

    How to apply:

    For detailed Job Description, requirements and details of the positions, interested applicants should visit and apply through https://www.trocaire.org/about/work-with-trocaire/jobs by 1st February 2018 .Prospective applicants must be committed to safeguarding children and adults against all forms of exploitation and abuse by signing Trócaire’s Safeguarding Policy.

    Kenya: USPSC Senior Regional Program Officer

    Organization: US Agency for International Development
    Country: Kenya
    Closing date: 14 Feb 2018

    Position Title: Senior Regional Program Officer

    Solicitation Number: 720FDA18B00019

    Salary Level: GS-13 Equivalent: $75,628 – $98,317

    Issuance Date: January 17, 2018

    Closing Date: February 14, 2018

    Closing Time: 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

    Dear Prospective Applicants:

    The United States Government (USG), represented by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA), is seeking applications from qualified U.S. citizens to provide personal services as a Senior Regional Program Officer (SRPO) under a United States Personal Services Contract (USPSC), as described in the attached solicitation.

    Submittals must be in accordance with the attached information at the place and time specified. Applicants interested in applying for this position MUST submit the following materials:

    1. Complete resume. In order to fully evaluate your application, your resume must include:

    (a) Paid and non-paid experience, job title, location(s), dates held (month/year), and hours worked per week for each position. Dates (month/year) and locations for all field experience must also be detailed. Any experience that does not include dates (month/year), locations, and hours per week will not be counted towards meeting the solicitation requirements.

    (b) Specific duties performed that fully detail the level and complexity of the work.

    (c) Names and contact information (phone/email) of your current and/or previous supervisor(s). Current and/or previous supervisors may be contacted for a reference.

    (d) Education and any other qualifications including job-related training courses, job-related skills, or job-related honors, awards or accomplishments.

    (e) U.S. Citizenship

    (f) Optional: How did you hear about this opportunity? (FedBizOps, OFDA Jobs, Career Fair, etc.).

    Your resume should contain sufficient information to make a valid determination that you fully meet the experience requirements as stated in this solicitation. This information should be clearly identified in your resume. Failure to provide information sufficient to determine your qualifications for the position will result in loss of full consideration.

    2. USPSC Application form AID 302-3. Applicants are required to complete sections A through I. This form must be physically signed. Electronic signatures will not be accepted.

    NOTE ABOUT THE DATA UNIVERSAL NUMBERING SYSTEM/SYSTEM FOR AWARD MANAGEMENT REQUIREMENTS

    All USPSCs with a place of performance in the United States are required to have a Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number and be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) database prior to receiving an offer. You will be disqualified if you either fail to comply with this requirement or if your name appears on the excluded parties list. The selectee will be provided with guidance regarding this registration.

    Additional documents submitted will not be accepted. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. OFDA reserves the right to select additional candidates if vacancies become available during future phases of the selection process.

    Applicants can expect to receive a confirmation email when application materials have been received. Applicants should retain for their records copies of all enclosures which accompany their applications. Your complete resume must be emailed to:

    OFDA Recruitment Team

    E-Mail Address: recruiter@ofda.gov

    Website: www.OFDAjobs.net

    Any questions on this solicitation may be directed to OFDA Recruitment Team via the information provided above.

    Sincerely,

    Renee Newton

    Contracting Officer

    Solicitation for USPSC Senior Regional Program Officer

    1. SOLICITATION NO.: 720FDA18B00019

    2. ISSUANCE DATE: January 17, 2018

    3. CLOSING DATE/TIME FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: February 1, 2018 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

    4. POSITION TITLE: Senior Regional Program Officer

    5. MARKET VALUE:

    GS-13 equivalent ($75,628 – $98,317 – not eligible for locality pay). Final compensation will be negotiated within the listed market value based upon the candidate’s past salary, work history and educational background. Salaries over and above the top of the pay range will not be entertained or negotiated.

    6. PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: Two (2) years, with three (3) one-year options

    7. PLACE OF PERFORMANCE: Nairobi, Kenya

    There may be an initial training program in Washington, D.C. for three months, which will include formal classroom training and on-the-job training; and may include security training. After completion of Washington training, the Senior Regional Program Officer will be assigned to the place of performance.

    8. STATEMENT OF WORK

    POSITION DESCRIPTION

    BACKGROUND

    The Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) is the office within USAID that is responsible for providing emergency non-food humanitarian assistance in response to international crises and disasters. OFDA is part of the Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance (DCHA) and is organized into six divisions.

    The Africa (AFD) Response Division and the Asia, Latin America, Europe and Middle East (ALE) Response Division are responsible for the provision of emergency humanitarian assistance through a grants mechanism to non-governmental organizations (NGOs), international organizations (IOs) including United Nations (UN) agencies and to other partners to ensure the implementation and delivery of this assistance. These Divisions also oversee OFDA’s non-response efforts in disaster risk reduction and resilience. AFD and ALE Response Divisions also coordinate with other organizations for the provision of relief supplies and assistance. They devise, coordinate and implement program strategies for a variety of natural and complex disaster situations. Both Divisions encompass groups of operations specialists who provide technical expert capability in assessing the quality and strategic function of disaster response and risk reduction activities. The AFD Response Division is divided into two teams: East and Central Africa (ECA), and Southern, West, and North Africa (SWAN). The ALE Response Division is divided into four teams: East Asia and the Pacific (EAP), Europe, the Middle East, and Central Asia (EMCA), Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), and South Asia.

    The Operations (OPS) Division develops and manages operations for OFDA’s disaster responses by readying people and systems; projecting U.S. Government (USG) humanitarian capacity quickly into the field; and delivering material and technical assistance. The OPS Division maintains readiness to respond to emergencies through several mechanisms, including managing Urban Search and Rescue Teams, coordinating, staffing, training, and equipping Disaster Assistance Response Teams (DARTs), and Washington-based Response Management Teams (RMTs), and stockpiling emergency relief commodities in key locations around the globe to ensure OFDA’s capacity to execute and coordinate USG humanitarian assistance and response to natural disasters and complex emergencies. The OPS Division provides technical guidance and expertise in Disaster Logistics, Urban Search and Rescue, Operations Center management, activation/readiness, Civil-Military Liaison, and Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive Consequence Management. It also provides overseas support to OFDA offices and personnel and to other sectors necessary to ensure OFDA’s capacity to execute and coordinate USG humanitarian assistance and response to natural disasters and complex emergencies. The OPS Division is divided into four teams: the Disaster Assistance Support Program (DASP), Military Liaison Team (MLT), Operations Support Team (OST), and Overseas Administration Team (OAT).

    The Program Support (PS) Division provides operational management support, including general administration, budget and financial services, procurement planning, information technology (IT), human resources management including staff care, and contract and grant administration support to OFDA. The PS Division supports OFDA's mandate by providing innovative solutions for IT, staffing, funds control, budgeting, information and human resource management, and procurement to facilitate timely disaster responses. The PS Division is divided into four teams: the Award Change Control Group (ACCG), Human Resources Management Team (HRM), Budget, Finance, and Information Technology (BFIT) Team, and the Acquisition and Management (ACQ) Team.

    The Preparation, Strategic Planning and Mitigation (PSPM) Division is responsible for the technical oversight of all OFDA response and mitigation programs, as well as preparation and strategic planning for response, mitigation, and disaster risk reduction activities. The PSPM Division houses technical experts in all sectors potentially affected by disasters, and leads the Agency in developing and promoting best practices for programming in these specific sectors. In addition, PSPM will be the focal point for technological innovations for humanitarian assistance in areas such as monitoring and evaluation, assessment, and information management. The PSPM Division is divided into four teams: Cross-Cutting Sectors Team, Natural Hazards Team, Health Team, and Livelihoods Team.

    The Humanitarian Policy and Global Engagement (HPGE) Division assists the DCHA front office, the OFDA Director and OFDA Deputy Director with tracking trends and policy developments in the humanitarian assistance field. It engages in policy dialogue with other parts of USAID, the USG interagency, other donors, multilateral agencies, and NGO partners; recommends strategies for action to DCHA; initiates development of policy and internal guidance for OFDA; maintains global relationships with implementing partners, other donors, and the broader humanitarian architecture; engages with the U.N. to advance USG humanitarian policy objectives and to promote humanitarian principles within the USG and internationally. HPGE Division leads OFDA's communications and social media outreach to effectively communicate OFDA’s story to a variety of strategic audiences; and serves as the office’s primary interlocutor on strategic issues with other federal partners to provide guidance to OFDA on policy issues pertaining to the interagency, and to improve USG humanitarian coordination and response during large-scale crises. The HPGE Division staff manages global programs, policy and outreach, strategic communications, and interagency training and engagement. HPGE is divided into seven teams: Policy Team, Global Programs Team, Strategic Interagency Team, Strategic Communications Team, Interagency Training Team, Public-Private Engagement Team, and the United States Mission to the UN (USUN).

    INTRODUCTION

    To fulfill its mandate, and to effectively respond to disasters worldwide, OFDA has established six regional offices in the following locations: San Jose, Costa Rica; Nairobi, Kenya; Dakar, Senegal; Budapest, Hungary and Bangkok, Thailand. OFDA also has other, smaller sub-regional and program offices around the world.

    The regional offices are headed by a Senior Regional Advisor (SRA), who works closely with the Team Leaders in Washington, and report to the appropriate Division Director. The SRA serves as the regional team leader for all response, preparedness, and disaster risk reduction activities. They serve as the key interlocutor with embassies and missions in the event of a disaster and may also serve as the DART Leader if needed.

    Under the guidance of the SRA or designated Regional Advisor (RA), the Senior Regional Program Officer (SRPO) will provide support for coordination and management of OFDA humanitarian emergency and disaster risk reduction programming across ECA Region. The SRPO will ensure that OFDA’s objectives for disaster response and assistance, strategic reporting, and analysis are met.

    OBJECTIVE

    OFDA requires the service of a SRPO for the ECA Team, based in Nairobi, Kenya to ensure that OFDA’s objectives for disaster assistance, risk reduction, resilience programming, strategic reporting, and interagency coordination for the region are met.

    9. CORE FUNCTIONAL AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

    DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    Working under the guidance and supervision of the SRA or designated RA for the assigned Africa region of responsibility, the SRPO will support the regional office, as well as the coordination and management of humanitarian and disaster risk reduction activities. The SRPO will work in close collaboration with a program team that may include SRAs, Senior Humanitarian Advisors (SHAs), Program Officers, Field Monitors, Team Leaders, Deputy Team Leaders, Disaster Operations Advisors and Specialists, and /or Program Assistants.

    The SRPO will perform the following within the assigned portfolio:

    Contextual Specialty

    • Develop and maintain specialized understanding of humanitarian developments across the region to include political, social, and operational issues impacting humanitarian efforts.

    • Develop and maintain knowledge of USAID, USG humanitarian priorities and strategies within the region and USAID/OFDA’s contributions and comparative advantages to those efforts.

    • Provide regular reporting, through official cables and other means, on issues related to the humanitarian situations in ECA. Provide overviews of patterns and trends in the humanitarian situation and keep the SRA, RA, SHA, Team Lead, and other staff current on response issues. Provide regular reports on site visits, meetings, general atmospherics and other issues that impact humanitarian relief efforts.

    Portfolio Management

    • Develop and maintain a detailed working knowledge of OFDA’s humanitarian portfolio in the ECA.

    • Work with OFDA’s program staff based in Washington, D.C. and in the field offices in the development of OFDA’s programming strategies for response and disaster risk reduction activities across the region.

    • Support team members in assessing emergency response and disaster risk reduction needs in the region in order to ensure that OFDA’s programs are appropriately responsive.

    • Assist headquarters based Agreement Officer’s Representatives in managing humanitarian awards by providing field-based insights, knowledge, and perspectives.

    • Assist in humanitarian activities outside of immediate area of responsibility as needed.

    • Travel as permitted to assess, evaluate and monitor humanitarian conditions in the region, and make strategic recommendations for appropriate interventions.

    • Responsible for planning and carrying out assignment, and for planning approach or methodology to be used in carrying out assignments.

    Representation

    • Support the regional team in maintaining relations with the senior leadership of the humanitarian community in the region in representing USAID and OFDA on humanitarian issues. This will include, but is not limited to, U.N. agencies, IOs, NGOs, USG personnel, donors, host government authorities, and others.

    • Participate in, and report on, joint donor humanitarian evaluations and U.N.-led assessments, and participate actively in the international community response structures.

    • Assist the regional team to coordinate with the donor community on policy issues affecting humanitarian operations, and develop integrated, non-duplicative programs, as needed.

    • Prepare briefing papers, notes, and presentations on OFDA programming for official USG visitors interested in humanitarian issues.

    • Coordinate on a daily basis with several OFDA staff members, as well as with representatives from other USAID offices, Embassy staff, and the humanitarian community. This level of coordination requires a highly collaborative work style.

    Leadership

    • Serve as peer mentor to team members on grants management and portfolio management, to include OFDA’s business process, portfolio-specific budget and workload management, and post-award monitoring and management.

    • In close coordination with the SRA, RA, and Disaster Operations Specialist, the SRPO will work with NGOs, IOs, and U.N. agencies that are developing proposals for OFDA (including grant amendments and extensions) to ensure compliance with OFDA’s guidelines.

    • Participate, as assigned, in office-wide discussions on initiatives that impact program implementation to provide field-based perspectives.

    General Duties

    • Serve in planning, or program positions on response teams, assessment teams, or to provide coverage for field offices with field travel required at approximately 50% time and individual deployments of up to 6 weeks.

    • Serve on DARTs, which may require immediate deployment (within 24 hours) overseas for an extended period of time.

    • Work effectively in a challenging and restrictive work environment and strictly adhere to U.S. Embassy security guidelines.

    • As needed, may serve on temporary details within the office, not to exceed six months. Duties performed while on detail will be aligned with the Team’s existing duties and responsibilities as well as directly related to the scope of work provided.

    SUPERVISORY RELATIONSHIP:

    The USPSC will take direction from and will report to the SRA or his/her designee.

    SUPERVISORY CONTROLS:

    Supervisor sets overall objectives and resources available. The USPSC consults with supervisor to develop deadlines, projects, and work to be done. The USPSC is responsible for planning and carrying out assignments. The USPSC is responsible for planning approach or methodology to be used in carrying out assignments.

    10. PHYSICAL DEMANDS

    The work is generally sedentary and does not pose undue physical demands. During deployment on DARTs (if required), and during site visits, there may be some additional physical exertion including long periods of standing, walking over rough terrain, or carrying of moderately heavy items (less than 50 pounds).

    11. WORK ENVIRONMENT

    Work is primarily performed in an office setting. During deployment on DARTs (if required), and during site visits, the work may additionally involve special safety and/or security precautions, wearing of protective equipment, and exposure to severe weather conditions.

    12. START DATE: Immediately, once necessary clearances are obtained.

    13. POINT OF CONTACT: See Cover Letter.

    EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION

    (Determines basic eligibility for the position. Applicants who do not meet all of the education and experience factors are considered NOT qualified for the position.)

    Bachelor’s degree with study in, or pertinent to, the specialized field of, but not limited to, international relations, economics, food policy, African studies, or a related field or country; and seven (7) years of progressively demonstrated experience in emergency relief, disaster risk reduction and/or disaster preparedness programming and management, including at least two (2) years of overseas field experience as demonstrated by short-term deployments or assignments in emergency situations. Basic French language skills required, advanced skills desired.

    OR

    Master’s degree with study in, or pertinent to, the specialized field of, but not limited to international relations, economics, food policy, African studies, or a related field or country; and five (5) years of progressively demonstrated experience in emergency relief, disaster risk reduction and/or disaster preparedness programming and management, including at least two (2) years of overseas field experience as demonstrated by short-term deployments or assignments in emergency situations. Basic French language skills required, advanced skills desired.

    SELECTION FACTORS

    (Determines basic eligibility for the position. Applicants who do not meet all of the selection factors are considered NOT qualified for the position.)

    ● Applicant is a U.S. Citizen.

    ● Complete resume submitted. See cover page for resume requirements. Experience that cannot be quantified will not be counted towards meeting the solicitation requirements.

    ● USPSC Application form AID 302-3. Applicants are required to complete sections A through I. This form must be physically signed. Electronic signatures will not be accepted.

    ● Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret up to Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information level clearance as provided by USAID.

    ● Ability to obtain a Department of State medical clearance.

    ● Must not appear as an excluded party in the System for Award Management (SAM.gov).

    ● Satisfactory verification of academic credentials.

    APPLICANT RATING SYSTEM

    The applicant rating system factors are used to determine the competitive ranking of qualified applicants in comparison to other applicants. Applicants must demonstrate the rating factors outlined below within their resume, as they are evaluated strictly by the information provided. The rating factors are as follows:

    Professional Experience (10 points):

    · Experience monitoring and reporting on rapidly evolving humanitarian crises in an international disaster context.

    · Experience working across the entire disaster management cycle to include emergency response, early recovery and transition, disaster risk reduction, and resilience.

    · Specific experience implementing humanitarian interventions including needs assessment, strategy development, budget management, resource prioritization, program development, and program management.

    Skills and Abilities (10 points)

    · Demonstrated diplomatic, interpersonal, and representational skills in order to work effectively with host governments at senior levels in the midst of humanitarian crisis situations.

    · Demonstrated diplomatic, interpersonal, and representational skills in order to work effectively with other donors and diplomatic missions at senior levels in the midst of international humanitarian crisis situations.

    · Demonstrated diplomatic, interpersonal, and representational skills in order to work effectively with international and national non-governmental humanitarian partners at senior levels in the midst of humanitarian crisis situations.

    · Demonstrated diplomatic, interpersonal, and representational skills in order to effectively achieve humanitarian objectives within the USG at senior levels, including with Department of Defense (DOD), U.S. Ambassadors and U.S. Embassy Senior Personnel, Members of Congress, and senior executive branch staff in the midst of international humanitarian crisis situations.

    · Demonstrated ability to communicate complex humanitarian issues to a range of audiences through written products.

    Program Management (10 points)

    · Demonstrated knowledge of USG acquisition and assistance regulations.

    · Experience developing, designing, or evaluating proposed humanitarian interventions against response or disaster risk reduction strategies and identified needs.

    · Demonstrated experience managing USG acquisition or assistance awards to include post-award administration and regulation compliance.

    Interview Performance (40 points)

    Timed Writing Test (20 points)

    Satisfactory Professional Reference Checks (10 points)

    Total Possible Points: 100

    How to apply:

    APPLYING:

    Applications must be received by the closing date and time at the address specified in the cover letter.

    Qualified individuals are required to submit:

    1. Complete resume. In order to fully evaluate your application, your resume must include:

    (a) Paid and non-paid experience, job title, location(s), dates held (month/year), and hours worked per week for each position. Dates (month/year) and locations for all field experience must also be detailed. Any experience that does not include dates (month/year), locations, and hours per week will not be counted towards meeting the solicitation requirements.

    (b) Specific duties performed that fully detail the level and complexity of the work.

    (c) Names and contact information (phone/email) of your current and/or previous supervisor(s). Current and/or previous supervisors may be contacted for a reference.

    (d) Education and any other qualifications including job-related training courses, job-related skills, or job-related honors, awards or accomplishments.

    (e) U.S. Citizenship.

    (f) Optional: How did you hear about this opportunity? (FedBizOps, OFDA Jobs, Career Fair, etc.).

    Your resume should contain sufficient information to make a valid determination that you fully meet the experience requirements as stated in this solicitation. This information should be clearly identified in your resume. Failure to provide information sufficient to determine your qualifications for the position will result in loss of full consideration.

    1. USPSC Application form AID 302-3. Applicants are required to complete sections A through I. This form must be physically signed. Electronic signatures will not be accepted.

    Additional documents submitted will not be accepted.

    By submitting your application materials, you certify that all of the information on and attached to the application is true, correct, complete, and made in good faith. You agree to allow all information on and attached to the application to be investigated. False or fraudulent information on or attached to your application may result in you being eliminated from consideration for this position, or being terminated after award, and may be punishable by fine or imprisonment.

    To ensure consideration of applications for the intended position, please reference the solicitation number on your application, and as the subject line in any email.

    DOCUMENT SUBMITTALS

    Via email: recruiter@ofda.gov