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Kenya: External Evaluation of Advocacy, Systems strengthening and Capacity Enhancement for Nutrition Transformation (ASCENT) Project in West Pokot…

Organization: Action Against Hunger USA
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 14 Jun 2018

TERMS OF REFERENCE For the External Evaluation of Advocacy, Systems strengthening and Capacity Enhancement for Nutrition Transformation (ASCENT) Project in West Pokot County.

For a detailed Terms of Reference kindly click on the link below.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1fIMHAb9omZlUAJbZ0g4gx6sJiOt8BolFWGCVbz4Wv2M/edit?usp=sharing

How to apply:

Email address for submission

Note that the financial and technical proposal should be presented on separate documents on the same email.

Prospective applicants should send their detailed applications on or before 14th June 2018 to tenders@ke-actionagainsthunger.org

Action Against hunger reserves the right to accept or reject any bid in part or whole and is not bound to give reason(s) for its decisions.

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Kenya: Finance Assistant – SSI

Organization: International Organization for Migration
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 05 Jun 2018

Position Title Finance Assistant – SSI

Vacancy Number SVN/IOM/024/2018

Duty Station : Nairobi, Kenya

Classification : General Service Staff, Grade G5**

Type of Appointment Short term, six (6) months with possibility of extension

Organizational Unit Somalia Stabilization Initiatives (SSI)

Direct Supervision Resource Management Officer – SSI

Closing Date

:

05 June 2018

Overall Supervision

Established in 1951, IOM is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.

IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment. Applications from qualified female candidates are especially encouraged. Internal and External Candidates are eligible to apply to this vacancy.

Context:

The OTI program in Somalia is primarily a community-based, small grants initiative implemented in close coordination with the donor, with communities in priority areas, and with all levels of Government, particularly newly formed District Administrations and regional state institutions. The overall objective of the program is to support the political transition of Somalia towards a functioning and stabilized Federal State through activities that promote good governance, consolidation of the federal structure, and a receptive environment to respond to emerging political contingencies.

Under the overall supervision of the of SSI Chief of Party IOM Somalia, and under the direct supervision of the Resource Management Officer (SSI RMO); IOM Somalia, the incumbent will be responsible for the accounts payable function in general; performing routine and specialized accounting tasks. The responsibilities will include:

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Assist and provide technical support to the Accounts Unit staff, in particular with the data entry Into the PRISM accounting system;

  2. Reviewing all kinds of payments documents starting from PRF to payment requests and insures all the supporting documents are attached herewith;

  3. Responsible to submit all SSI payments signed by the authorized signatories to IOM Mission finance Unit for treasury entries and follow up with them in order to get payments released on time;

  4. Assist in preparing donor Financial Reports for SSI project upon central accounts closure by the Accounting Office (ACO).

  5. Assist in Preparing grant expenditure records reconciliations on a weekly basis between the SSI Finance records/PRISM and the DATABASE/OTI Anywhere;

  6. Perform SSI project reconciliation, working with IOM COS and Finance to verify that there are in agreement with PRISM, and verify all expense claims for correctness and ensure that all appropriate supporting documents have been provided and correct WBS assigned.

  7. Assist in reviewing 3rd party staff payroll and verify staff salaries are charged to the correct WBS

  8. Responsible to maintain log sheet of all SSI Grant payments and extract PRISM report of grants to reconcile with log sheet from time to time;

  9. Responsible to prepare RFPs related to operations and office; submit copies of RFPs of each grant payment to the Grant Unit; Inform all the units when cheques/bank transfers are ready;

  10. Maintaining a tracking record of all the payments generated within SSI and forwarded to Resource Management unit ;

  11. Review grant trackers and ensure GFCF and PCFs are generated for grants that are earmarked for closure

  12. Monitor compliance of project expenditure and procurement under IOM and USAID rules and regulations

  13. Travel to field offices to conduct training on policies and financial procedures for field staff and IPs when required.

  14. Coordinate with finance focal staff in the field to ensure petty cash for the field offices are liquidated and replenished on time.

  15. Post accounting transactions in SSI-IOM parallel tracking system (in excel) for eventual transfer to the DATABASE/OTI Anywhere;

  16. Assist the Senior Finance Assistant to ensure all the grants have been charged accurately and according to the budget;

  17. Provide guidance and training to new/junior staff.

  18. Perform other related duties within the incumbent’s capabilities that might be assigned by the supervisor.

Required Qualifications and Experience

Education

  • University Degree in Accounting and Finance, Business Administration, Public Administration, or a related field from an accredited academic institution with three years of relevant professional experience; or

  • Qualified CPA (K) or ACCA with five years of relevant experience.

Experience

  • Thorough understanding of USAID Procurement and Logistics policies, rules and regulations;

  • Demonstrated ability to maintain integrity in performing responsibilities assigned;

  • Previous experience with UN and International Agencies, or NGO’s an advantage;

  • Mature individual, able to work independently, under pressure, able to maintain accuracy, paying attention to details, meeting deadlines and working with minimal supervision.

  • Strong interpersonal and intercultural skills with proven ability to work effectively and harmoniously with a team of colleagues

  • Demonstrated ability to maintain integrity in performing responsibilities assigned.

  • Previous work experience in grants or finance related field especially on USAID funded projects.

Languages: Fluency in English and Somali is required.

Required Competencies

Behavioural

  • Accountability – takes responsibility for action and manages constructive criticisms
  • Client Orientation – works effectively well with client and stakeholders
  • Continuous Learning – promotes continuous learning for self and others
  • Communication – listens and communicates clearly, adapting delivery to the audience
  • Creativity and Initiative – actively seeks new ways of improving programmes or services
  • Leadership and Negotiation – develops effective partnerships with internal and external stakeholders;
  • Performance Management – identify ways and implement actions to improve performance of self and others.
  • Planning and Organizing – plans work, anticipates risks, and sets goals within area of responsibility;
  • Professionalism – displays mastery of subject matter
  • Teamwork – contributes to a collegial team environment; incorporates gender related needs, perspectives, concerns and promotes equal gender participation.
  • Technological Awareness – displays awareness of relevant technological solutions;
  • Resource Mobilization – works with internal and external stakeholders to meet resource needs of IOM.

How to apply:

Other

Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation.

Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment and verification of residency, visa and authorizations by the concerned Government, where applicable.

Only candidates residing in either the country of the duty station or from a location in a neighbouring country that is within commuting distance of the duty station will be considered. In all cases, a prerequisite for taking up the position is legal residency in the country of the duty station, or in the neighbouring country located within commuting distance, and work permit, as applicable.

How to apply:

Interested candidates should submit CV and a cover letter indicating the Vacancy Notice Number (SVN No) and Vacancy name with three professional referees and their contacts (both email and telephone) to: recruitmentsomalia@iom.int.

Note:

Closing Date: 05 June 2018; only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Women are encouraged to apply.

Posting period: From: 22.05.2018 to 05.06.2018

Kenya: Finance Manager – Adeso HQ

Organization: Adeso
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 14 Jun 2018

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT: FINANCE MANAGER – ADESO HQ

Organization: Adeso – African Development Solutions, www.adesoafrica.org

Position Title: Finance Manager – HQ

Reporting To: Executive Director

Working With: Country Directors, HR, Programs and Operations Teams

Program/Duty Station: Nairobi, Kenya

Duration: One (1) Year, Renewable

Starting Date: Immediately

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

The Finance Manager will be a full-time member of the Adeso staff, working with the Programs, HR and Operations teams both at HQ and the field offices.

Position Purpose

· Financial Management.

· Business Planning and Donor Management.

· Compliance and Implementation of Policies and Procedures.

· Risk Management.

· Capacity Building.

SPECIFIC ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Financial Management

· Planning and coordinating the activities of the Finance department by ensuring that there are adequate resources to effectively undertake the planned activities for the department.

· Providing leadership and supervision to all Finance Department staff and ensuring that they carry out their daily tasks in an effective and efficient manner as per Adeso’s policies and procedures, and donor requirements.

· Assisting Program Managers and Country Directors in the preparation and monitoring of budgets for all projects/programs as per Adeso and Donor formats, on monthly, quarterly and annual basis.

· Providing timely and sound financial reports to the management, donors and other stakeholders on monthly, quarterly and annual basis.

· Assisting in the institution of organizational financial policies and procedures to ensure compliance with Adeso’s policies and procedures, and donor regulations.

· Reviewing monthly payments including payroll for all staff.

· Reviewing reconciliations of all balance sheet items on monthly basis.

· Ensuring that employee advances are tracked on monthly basis.

· Strengthening financial systems and internal controls by ensuring that transactions are properly captured, reviewed and recorded accordingly in the system.

· Ensuring that all payments are adequately supported by the relevant documents.

· Conducting performance appraisals for the Finance Department staff with the view to building capacity;

· Monitoring expenditures, budgets and cash flow and informing the management of major issues whilst suggesting corrective actions as when needed.

· Ensuring proper coding, posting and approval of all transactions in the Serenic/Accounting system.

· Periodically reviewing the fixed assets register and ensuring that it reconciles with the accounting system records.

· Preparing and presenting financial updates and reports to the Management and the Board of Directors.

Business Planning and Donor Management

· Leading Adeso’s budget planning processes, including program and annual budget preparation and review.

· Leading in the review, revision and updating of financial, operations policies and procedures for Adeso as and when required.

· Monitoring budgets and program expenditure on monthly basis.

· Reviewing and consolidating monthly cash requests from country offices and ensuring timely liquidation

· Planning for the growth and expansion of the Finance function.

· Overseeing and managing institutional and program audits and liaising regularly with auditors (internal and external) and government agencies.

Compliance and Implementation of Policies and Procedures

· Undertaking regular financial monitoring in the field/country sub-offices and ensuring that staff adhere to Adeso and donor financial policies and procedures.

· Staying abreast of changes in regulatory environment, in particular, accounting, financial and statutory requirements of relevance to Adeso’s work and ensuring that the organization is in compliance with local statutory laws and legislations.

· Ensuring adherence to the financial requirements of donors, including matters of recruitment, procurement, allocations of expenses, compliance and reporting.

· Ensuring proper management of contracts and agreements at all times, including reviewing of donor contracts, vendor contracts, lease agreements, and any other service contracts as may be required.

Risk Management

· Providing strategic guidance to Adeso’s Management and Board of Directors on financial matters, including financial risk, budget size, structure and optimal use of resources and currency management.

· Identifying legal, operational, HR and financial risks and advising on best course of action.

· Overseeing the implementation of an Information Management System to safeguard Adeso’s institutional memory and encourage better information sharing between colleagues.

Capacity Building

· Training and mentoring Finance staff on the use of the computerized accounting software and ensuring that they follow the standard process of using the system.

· Providing orientation and training to all Adeso staff on effective cost management.

· Identifying any capacity gaps and assessing any capacity building needs for Adeso Finance team and proposing corrective action.

· Planning for and implementing capacity building activities for Adeso Finance staff and partners on timely and efficient manner.

· Managing, developing and mentoring Finance staff and ensure staffs develop competencies in the key functional areas.

· Assisting in the identification of best practices within and outside of Adeso and help in the documentation and implementation of such practices.

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS

· Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration.

· Professional qualifications in accounting – CPA (K), ACCA, CIMA, or equivalent.

· A minimum of ten (10) years’ experience working in Non Profit sector.

· Experience in managing multi-donor programs/projects, multi-million dollar budgets for non-profit organizations.

· Expertise in budget development and monitoring, providing narratives to financial figures, financial analysis and quantitative data.

· Experience in institutionalizing financial policies and procedures and internal control systems.

· Strong attention to detail and a high level of organization.

· Excellent communication skills both oral and written and the ability to work independently and as part of team.

· Diplomacy, tact and negotiation skills.

· Willingness to travel regularly to and within remote areas.

· Ability to function effectively in a complex work environment, set appropriate priorities and deal effectively with numerous simultaneous requirements.

· Strong management skills and strong competencies in people management, capacity building and coaching.

· Proficiency in ERP/financial systems such as Serenic Navigator strongly preferred.

· Strong hands-on experience and knowledge of institutional donor funding requirements and regulations particularly European Commission, UN agencies, DFID and USAID to be able to advise Adeso management and staff accordingly.

· Strong analytical and numeracy skills as well as be ability to demonstrate experience of working with computerized accounting packages and spreadsheets with ability to transfer these skills to other users.

· Good knowledge of local and regional laws and statutory requirements.

· Highly developed interpersonal skills and a proactive approach to issues.

· Previous experience in similar position will be an added advantage.

· Spoken and written Somali and Arabic will also be an added advantage.

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 “**Finance Manager – HQ**” in the email subject matter, by 14th June, 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 and does not discriminate based on one's background, beliefs, gender or sexual orientation.

Kenya: Regional Communications Intern

Organization: CARE
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 07 Jun 2018

Job Summary

The primary role of the Communications Intern (maternity cover for Regional Communications Officer) is to support the East, Central and Southern Africa Regional Office (ECSARO) in its internal and external communications, with a focus on impactful communication that serves both to send a message and make a strong call to action.

The Communications Intern will be responsible directly (or in support role) for a variety of communication products and information management services which are delivered in a professional and efficient manner.

Responsibilities:

· Information sharing: Updating office spaces with the latest information including the ECSA landing page and the noticeboards.

· Promotional materials: The RO Communications Intern will provide assistance for content and layout of creative promotional materials such as leaflets, fact sheets, capacity statements info graphics, creative audio visual information, brochures and communications materials. The individual will be expected to use CARE-licensed online software tools in this regard, including Powtoon, Venngage, Surveymonkey, Mentimeter, and others.

· Website and internet presence: The RO Communications Intern will ensure ECSA provides up to date information and relevant communications materials to the CARE federation to ensure the visibility of CARE activities and impact in the region. This will include proactive engagement with key information and knowledge platforms such as the CARE Village, Minerva, Wiki and alike. S/he will provide oversight and assistance for content on ECSARO primary pages on those CI wide platforms. S/he will also manage content on the ECSA gateway web portal and the ECSA blog,

· Social media management: Generate daily tweets for the @CAREECSARegion twitter handle, building and maintaining the engagement of audience not just within the country but in all ECSA countries. Generate and share relevant information on the ECSA Workplace page and where necessary, the ECSA YouTube page.

· Information management and Rapporteuring: Where necessary, the Communications Intern will be required to support in the logistics management of regional meetings including registration websites as well as rapporteur

· Photo and Video Documentation: Manage full capture of meetings milestone through quality photography and videography, including final edits and output

Education and Experience:

· Degree in Communications, Information Management, Social Sciences, or similar;

· Able to communicate clearly and sensitively; able to develop and present information and communications products for a range of different audiences; able to review and edit reports (in English) and other written documentation for dissemination and publication.

· Well planned and organized and able and willing to take initiative and be proactive, to think critically and propose different ways of working

· Ability to take lead in communication with various regional contacts

· Works with trustworthiness and integrity and has a clear commitment to CARE’s core values and humanitarian principles

· Demonstrates awareness and sensitivity to gender and diversity.

How to apply:

Interested candidates who meet the criteria above are encouraged to send their application letters and detailed CV to recruit@som.care.org by June 7, 2018. Kindly indicate the position title on the subject line when applying. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

CARE is an equal opportunity employer promoting gender, equity and diversity. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse

Kenya: Associate Education Officer

Organization: UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 11 Jun 2018

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)***

Internal / External Vacancy Announcement

Vacancy Notice No.: IVN/EVN/KEN/KAK/18/009

Title of Post : Associate Education Officer

Category /Grade : NOB

Post Number: 10019936

Reporting Date : Immediately

Type of Contract : Fixed Term Appointment

Date of Issue : 29 May 2018

*Location :Sub Office Kakuma :**

***Closing Date* :11 June 2018**

Operational Context (role of the position within the team, describing its leadership role, it’s external/internal work relationships or contacts, the contextual environment in which it operates and the scope of supervision received, and where applicable, exercise by the incumbent)

The incumbent will act as a focal point for education in the area of operation and, under the leadership of the supervising officer(s), support UNHCR’s work regarding education and advocacy on all issues related to UNHCR education programmes and strategic directions. He/she normally works under the direct supervision of the UNHCR Senior Protection Coordinator. Under the general direction of supervising Officers, the incumbent will support the implementation of global level policies, including the UNHCR Education Strategy and Kakuma/Kalobeyei Education Strategy. The incumbent may liaise with the Ministry of Education and with Education Coordination networks at national through Education Officer based on BO Nairobi, provincial and district levels to improve the quality of refugee education. He/she will liaise with all partners in Kenya and out of Kenya to assess the education context, to develop an implementation plan and to monitor the programme and assess impact. He/she will work in collaboration with in-country education partners to improve access to, and quality of, refugee education at all levels, both formal and non-formal and may liaise with partners for joint support for education access for refugee and host community children. He/she will develop innovative education approaches for emerging needs in refugee education, including attention to special needs, minorities, gender equality, pre-school education and tertiary education. He/she will facilitate inter-sectoral linkages with programmatic areas including child protection, SGBV, gender, community-based protection, livelihoods and health, among others. The incumbent may supervise lower grade education staff.

Accountability (key results that will be achieved)

  • The education needs of refugees are met through the application of International and National Commitments, including the MDGs and EFA commitments, relevant UN/UNHCR protection standards and IASC principles governing humanitarian coordination, including those of the INEE.

  • Education activities are guided by global, regional and country priorities and reflect UNHCR’s policy on age, gender and diversity (AGD).

  • Issues related to education access and quality is addressed from a longer-term perspective.

  • Collaborative, consultative partnerships ensure quality education planning and service provision for refugees.

  • Participation of persons of concern in decisions and initiatives pertaining to their own education is assured through continuous assessment and evaluation using participatory, rights and community based approaches.

  • All protection incidents related to education activities are immediately identified and addressed.

  • Integrity in the delivery of education services is assured by education and protection staff.

  • Persons of concern are treated with dignity and respect.

Responsibility (processes and functions undertaken to achieve results)

Strategic Direction and Coordination

  • Stay abreast of political, social, economic and cultural developments that have an impact on access to and quality of education and inform the development of the education strategy.

  • Actively pursue opportunities to implement UNHCR’s urban policy and support mainstreaming refugees within national education systems. Coordinate with relevant partners to support access to education for refugees and host communities.

Response and Advice

  • Assist in providing comments on existing and draft legislation related to education for persons of concern.

  • Coordinate with partners and other actors in education to adapt the Education Strategy to the local context and ensure ownership.

  • Be the focal persons of several education projects in Kakuma and Kalobeyei by implementing and operational partners

  • Assist the collection of individual student data from partners and be the focal person on KEMIS (Kakuma Education Management Information System)

  • Assist partners on drafting SOPs for any kind of admission to schools

  • Be part of PSEA training among teachers and school administration, monitor the implementation of PSEA guidelines in all schools in line with National system.

  • Collaborate closely with partners to ensure coherent annual planning based on a longer-term strategy, and jointly monitor and assess implementation, providing advice on programme reorientation where necessary.

  • Provide technical advice and guidance on education issues to persons of concern; liaise with competent authorities to ensure the issuance and recognition of education relevant documentation.

  • Facilitate inter-sectoral linkages with child protection, SGBV, gender, community-based protection, livelihoods, environment, shelter and health, among others.

  • Provide inputs for the development of global/regional international education policies and standards.

  • Intervene in cases of denial of access to education with government and other relevant parties.

  • Assess needs for services of persons of concern, as related to education, and coordinate partners’ responses.

  • Attend field coverage protection activities and use of protection tools like KASI, Protection Referral Form.

  • Systematically promote and comply with the Age, Gender and Diversity policy and other priorities such as the guidelines on HIV/AIDS.

Advocacy, Information Management and Research

  • Advocate with authorities for respect of the right of persons of concern to an education and for their access to education services.

  • Coordinate with Education networks and ensure that refugee education interests are understood and included in relevant policies and initiatives.

  • Identify gaps in education service provision and advocate with relevant authorities for service provision.

  • Ensure that best practices are identified, documented and widely disseminated.

  • Support the country education information management strategy through the collection of disaggregated data on populations of concern, and ensure the collection and dissemination of education information and best practices to enhance education delivery.

Promotion and Capacity Building

  • Undertake initiatives to build the capacity of communities and persons of concern to assert their right to education and access to quality education.

  • Promote and participate in initiatives to capacitate national authorities, relevant institutions and NGOs to strengthen access to quality, certified education for refugees.

External Relations

Contribute to a communications strategy that generates external support for UNHCR’s education activities and the education rights of persons of concern.

Authority (decisions made in executing responsibilities and to achieve results)

  • Intervene with authorities on education issues.

  • Negotiate locally on behalf of UNHCR.

  • Make recommendations on individual education related cases.

  • Appraise the performance of supervised staff.

  • Enforce compliance of staff and implementing partners with global protection policies and standards of professional integrity in the delivery of education services.

  • Approve individual payments to individual cases.

Essential Minimum Qualifications and Experience

  • Undergraduate degree (equivalent of a BA/BS) in Education or Social Sciences or previous job experience relevant to the function with at least 3 years of relevant work experience. Graduate degree (equivalent of a Master’s) plus 2 years or Doctorate degree (equivalent of a PhD) plus 1 year of previous relevant work experience may also be accepted.

  • Background in relevant education systems with good knowledge of relevant curricula.

  • Demonstrated work experience in education programmes.

  • Field experience in programme implementation and coordination.

  • Knowledge of refugee protection principles and framework.

  • Familiarity with INEE standards.

  • Excellent knowledge of English and working knowledge of another UN language.

Desirable Qualifications & Competencies

  • Training and coaching skills/facilitation of learning.

  • Field experience in education programme implementation and coordination.

  • Demonstrated work experience in refugee education programmes.

  • Experience with educational research, teaching or education administration.

  • Demonstrated expertise in community services, community development/organization, social work, social surveys/ assessment, counselling, or related areas.

  • Team building/development training.

Competencies:-

Values

  • Integrity

  • Professionalism

  • Respect For Diversity Core Competencies

Core Competencies

  • Accountability

  • Team Work & Collaboration

  • Communication

  • Commitment to Continuous Learning

  • Client & Results Orientation

  • Organizational Awareness

Candidates may also be tested on relevant managerial and cross function competencies. Examples are listed below:-

Managerial Competencies

  • Empowering & Building Trust

  • Managing Performance

  • Judgement & Decision Making

  • Strategic Planning & Vision

  • Leadership

  • Managing Resources

Cross – Functional Competencies

  • Analytical Thinking

  • Innovation & Creativity

  • Technological Awareness

  • Negotiation & Conflict Resolution

  • Planning & Organizing

  • Policy Research & Development

  • Political Awareness

  • Stakeholder Management

  • Change Capability & Adaptability

How to apply:

Submission of Applications

This vacancy is open for qualified Kenyans only. Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

IMPORTANT

Candidates who wish to be considered for this position should send their motivation letter and Personal History Form (available at the following link: http://www.unhcr.org/ke/vacancies to:

The Secretary,

Regional Assignments Committee (RAC),

Human Resources Section,

P.O. Box 43801, 00100

Nairobi, Kenya

or hand delivered to UNHCR Branch Office for Kenya, Lynwood House, Waiyaki Way (opposite Lions Place).

Please quote the following Reference in your motivation letter: IVN/EVN/KEN/KAK/18/009

Refugees – who cares? We Do

Kenya: Junior Consultant – Urban Economy and Municipal Finance, (Nairobi), Deadline: 8 June 2018

Organization: UN Human Settlements Program
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 08 Jun 2018

CONSULTANT VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

Issued on: 29 May 2018

ORGANIZATIONAL LOCATION:

Urban Economy and Finance Branch, UN-HABITAT

DUTY STATION:

Nairobi

PROJECT:

Future Saudi Cities Programme

FUNCTIONAL TITLE:

Junior Consultant – Urban Economy and Municipal Finance

CLOSING DATE:

8 June 2018

START DATE

Immediately

END DATE:

31st December 2018

BACKGROUND

The United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-Habitat, is the UN agency for human settlements. It is mandated by the UN General Assembly to promote socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities with the goal of providing adequate shelter for all. The Urban Economy Branch of UN-HABITAT has the mandate to promote local capabilities of local governments to develop financial instruments to keep pace with the demands of rapid urbanization. The Urban Economy Branch has the mandate to promote plans and provide support for more efficient, socially inclusive, better integrated and connected cities that foster sustainable urban development.

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) is at the center of the Arab region, one of the world’s fastest urbanizing places, where countries grew by more than four times in the last 40 years and will more than double again by 2050. The current urban sprawl in most of KSA’s major metropolitan areas has led to tremendous challenges and they need to accommodate these huge increases.

KSA is currently running a four-year program in cooperation with UN-Habitat in order to revitalise the urban planning system and to cope with the new urban agenda that was approved in October 2016. The program will also serve the new Vision of the Kingdom “Vision 2030” and its respective programs including the municipal reform program. The program is reviving national, regional, and city level reforms where 17 cities were selected to illustrate the reform elements. As part of the Future Saudi Cities Programme (FSCP), this revitalisation will be in the form of an integrated profile for every city that was selected of the program. The program will be using the three-pronged approach where the city profile will reflect three main elements as follows; urban planning and design, urban legal and governance aspects besides the urban economy and municipal finance base of each city. Urban Economy and Finance Branch (UEFB) at UN-Habitat is mandated to provide technical analysis and recommendations in the areas of urban economy and municipal finance to support the Kingdom’s initiative.

OBJECTIVES

The objective of this consultancy is to ensure all the FSCP components under the remit of UEFB are carried out and delivered

RESPONSIBILITIES

Under the supervision of the UEFB Coordinator, the junior consultant will be responsible for the following tasks and outputs under FSCP:

  1. Data collection and research
  2. Supporting project preparation, including the economic and financial analysis for various subcomponents under FSCP:
    1. City Profile: assist in delivering UEFBs portion of City Profile reports (17 cities in total: 5 in-depth and 12 abridged)
    2. Municipal financial assessment:
    3. Conduct revenue and expenditure analysis
    4. Provide recommendations for revenue enhancement: general endogenous tools and land-based tools
    5. Provide exogenous financing options for urban development
    6. Assess financial implication for the proposed tools
    7. Urban economic assessment and productivity analysis:
    8. Identify economic activities with growth potential
    9. Conduct spatial economic analysis
    10. Recommendations
    11. Demonstration Project
    12. Feasibility analysis & Cost-benefit analysis for demonstration projects
    13. Workshops
    14. Assist in preparing and analyzing presentation material for workshops to be held in all cities
    15. Support Riyadh-based consultants in delivering workshop in KSA

COMPETENCIES

  • Professionalism: Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations.
  • Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
  • Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.
  • Planning& Organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.

EDUCATION

Advanced university degree (master’s degree or equivalent) in economics, spatial economics, economic development, finance, public policy, or related field.

WORK EXPERIENCE

The consultant should have experience in the following areas:

  1. Minimum of 2 years work experience in economic development, finance, or related field
  2. Previous working experience in international development agencies or the United Nations is desirable and will be an added advantage
  3. Demonstrated experience in working with governments and in developing countries
  4. Previous working experience in the areas of urban economic development and municipal finance

LANGUAGE SKILLS

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations. For this position, excellent proficiency in spoken and written English is required. Working knowledge of Arabic would be an added advantage.

REMUNERATION

Payments will be based on deliverables over the consultancy period. There are set remuneration rates for consultancies. The rate is determined by functions performed and experience of the consultant. The fees will be paid as per agreement.

How to apply:

Applications should include:

  • Cover memo or motivation letter (maximum 1 page)
  • Summary CV (maximum 2 pages), indicating the following information:

  • Educational Background (incl. dates)

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

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

  • Expertise and preferences regarding location of potential assignments

  • Expectations regarding remuneration

  • UN Personal History Form (please use the United Nations standard personal history form available upon request or via: http://www.unhabitat.org/content.asp?typeid=24&catid=435&id=3867)

  • Proof of relevant work (at least two)

Please 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 to:

Ms. Hazel Kuria

UN-HABITAT

P.O. Box 30030, 00100 Nairobi, Kenya

Email: Hazel.Kuria@un.org

Deadline for applications: 8 June 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: Project Coordinator MEAL – Mandera County

Organization: World Vision
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 08 Jun 2018

Purpose of the Position:

The purpose of this position is to ensure that BORESHA project (World Vision International (WVI) deliverables) develops a fully functional M&E system that can facilitate constant review of progress on project implementation –both within World Vision project management and in the Boresha Consortium partners. Boresha Project operates in three countries under the Mandera Triangle (Mandera Kenya, Somalia and Southern Ethiopia) implemented by DRC as Lead, World Vision International (World Vision Kenya and World Vision Somalia), Care Kenya/Somalia/Ethiopia and WYG. Therefore, the M&E officer will be instrumental in developing, nurturing and adhering to laid down mechanisms of the project in line with consortium and donor requirements. The job holder will provide leadership in M&E at project level in WV operation sites (Mandera and Somalia) and will ensure that accountability mechanisms are mainstreamed.

This position will be responsible for facilitating baseline processes, developing M&E Plan (key indicators) and benchmarks for M&E in the project: – Design of tools, data collection and analysis and periodical sharing of findings with all the stakeholders. The M&E officer will also be responsible for establishing and facilitating a learning culture and documentation of learning within the project and all stakeholders. The officer will develop also be responsible for preparing progress reports (Weekly reports, situation reports – Sitrep), Quarterly reports and Yearly reports, Change stories etc as per the requirements for review and submission to Project Manager. The position will also be expected to integrate the grant with other Child Well-being outcomes in line with the WVK Strategic priorities.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

Project Monitoring, Assessment Evaluation and Learning and Coordination 40%

  • Monitor and ensure that grant is managed and executed with excellence as per plans within time and budgets, meeting donor and community accountability.
  • Provide leadership in branding and profiling the project (BORESHA) and organization in the county
  • Ensure weekly and monthly planning and budgeting process is aligned project overall budget and Detailed Implementation Plan and operating smoothly. Provide innovative and technical support for effective implementation of key activity projects
  • •Participate in staff and community capacity building initiatives as stipulated in project designs and guidelines as well as promoting relevant NRM and Livelihood models in the BORESHA Program
  • Provide strong and positive leadership to the WVK Boresha team ensuring competent and motivated staff in consultation with Project and Area Program Managers.
  • Provide technical leadership in implementing/mainstreaming the M&E system to the existing M&E system in WVI.
  • Provide technical leadership in carrying out Outcome and output monitoring using LQAS methodology and monthly data collection tools across the project areas in the two Countries (Mandera and Dolow in Somalia)
  • Support development of ToR in collaboration with other project teams and identify specific data requirements as is required

· Participate in development of assessment/evaluation/baseline reports using the analysis and interpretation as shall be agreed in the Boresha Consortium

· Develop and update monthly output database for Boresha WVI deliverables.

· Carry out rigorous field monitoring and activity verification visits to document progress and identify gaps/challenges and propose plan of actions

· Deal with and/or escalate technical issues and problems proactively as they arise, and adapt plans as appropriate

· Coordinate project reflection and learning sessions in conjunction with other grant staff and project partners.

· Work proactively with key staff and stakeholders to develop detailed monitoring plan and monitor project implementation across all the project sites under WVI and report progress, impact and best practices

  • Manage data of all activities pertaining to the project including data processing, consolidation and analysis across
  • Disseminate all project information related to M&E to staff and partners across the project sites
  • Ensure Project alignment to the consortium regulations and donor evaluation protocols and methodological tools
  • Take lead in development of key performance indicators and benchmarks for M&E

· Participate in Boresha Implementation Working Group and Technical Working Group Meetings as per need

Reporting, documentation and collaboration 30%

· Support the development and submission of project reports (Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly and Annually) and core documents as per WVI guidelines and Consortium standards

· Maintain links with other organizations for collaboration, networking, resource sharing, materials development, and learning activities

  • Facilitate sharing of key lessons learnt and action points as required for the Consortium partners and WVI

· Ensure key project documents are securely kept in both soft and hard copies and accessible to project management

Capacity Building for partners/stakeholders and staff 25%

  • Build the capacity of staff and partners to enhance participatory monitoring according to WVI and consortium requirements.
  • Ensure the implementation of project community capacity building initiatives that ensure local participation and project ownership in all the project sites;
  • Develop an M&E capacity building plan of action for key partners, Community structures and Community Owned Resource Persons

· Work with DME unit to develop training materials for capacity building for community trainers of trainers

Other duties as assigned 5%

Undertake any other assignments as assigned to you by your Supervisors

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

The following may be acquired through a combination of formal or self-education, prior experience or on the job training:

  • The holder of this position must have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field from a recognized University preferably in General Agriculture, Natural Resource Management, Livestock Production with a Post Graduate diploma in Statistics, Monitoring and Evaluation, OR
  • Degree in Statistics, Monitoring and Evaluation, program management.
  • Skills in GIS & Mobile Data Platforms will be an added advantage
  • They must have a minimum of three years’ experience with regards to the designing, planning, implementation, supervising and reporting on livelihoods and resilience projects
  • They must have both an extensive conceptual understanding of and demonstrated practical command for implementing program design, monitoring and evaluation principles;
  • The holder of this position must be a results orientated who can handle a heavy work load as well as manage and satisfy multiple and at times conflicting organizational, donor and other stakeholder demands and;
  • He /she must also have ample experience in public relations and be a strong team player.
  • He/she must be a good team player, self-starter, has ability to work under minimum supervision and maintain good relationships

How to apply:

For more information on the job and application procedure, please visit: http://careers.wvi.org/job-opportunities-in-africa and submit your online application including a detailed CV, current and expected salary, with names of three referees. Application deadline is June 8, 2018 at midnight. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted**.**

World Vision is a child focused organization and upholds the rights and wellbeing of children. Our recruitment and selection procedures include screening and background checking for child abuse related offenses. World Vision is an equal opportunity employer.

World Vision does not use employment agencies nor does it charge money for recruitment, interviews, or medical checks. More information about vacancies can be found on our official careers page https://careers.wvi.org/.

Kenya: Mid-Level Consultant – Urban Economy and Municipal Finance, (Nairobi),Deadline: 8 June 2018

Organization: UN Human Settlements Program
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 08 Jun 2018

CONSULTANT VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT Issued on: 29 May 2018

ORGANIZATIONAL LOCATION:

Urban Economy and Finance Branch, UN-HABITAT

DUTY STATION:

Nairobi

PROJECT:

Future Saudi Cities Programme

FUNCTIONAL TITLE:

Mid-Level Consultant – Urban Economy and Municipal Finance

CLOSING DATE:

21th May 2018 50th

START DATE

Immediately

END DATE:

31st December 2018

BACKGROUND

The United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-Habitat, is the UN agency for human settlements. It is mandated by the UN General Assembly to promote socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities with the goal of providing adequate shelter for all. The Urban Economy Branch of UN-HABITAT has the mandate to promote local capabilities of local governments to develop financial instruments to keep pace with the demands of rapid urbanization. The Urban Economy Branch has the mandate to promote plans and provide support for more efficient, socially inclusive, better integrated and connected cities that foster sustainable urban development.

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) is at the center of the Arab region, one of the world’s fastest urbanizing places, where countries grew by more than four times in the last 40 years and will more than double again by 2050. The current urban sprawl in most of KSA’s major metropolitan areas has led to tremendous challenges and they need to accommodate these huge increases.

KSA is currently running a four-year program in cooperation with UN-Habitat in order to revitalise the urban planning system and to cope with the new urban agenda that was approved in October 2016. The program will also serve the new Vision of the Kingdom “Vision 2030” and its respective programs including the municipal reform program. The program is reviving national, regional, and city level reforms where 17 cities were selected to illustrate the reform elements. As part of the Future Saudi Cities Programme (FSCP), this revitalisation will be in the form of an integrated profile for every city that was selected of the program. The program will be using the three-pronged approach where the city profile will reflect three main elements as follows; urban planning and design, urban legal and governance aspects besides the urban economy and municipal finance base of each city. Urban Economy and Finance Branch (UEFB) at UN-Habitat is mandated to provide technical analysis and recommendations in the areas of urban economy and municipal finance to support the Kingdom’s initiative.

OBJECTIVES

The objective of this consultancy is to ensure all the FSCP components under the remit of UEFB are carried out and delivered.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Under the supervision of the UEFB Coordinator, the mid-level consultant will be responsible for the following tasks and outputs under FSCP: Support the lead financial analyst in data collection and research Assist in guiding the junior consultants in FSCP Assisting in guiding the outputs of Spacescape to FSCP and harmonizing with the Planning Lab based in Nairobi Leading analytics core to project preparation, including the economic and financial analysis for various subcomponents under FSCP: City Profile: Deliver UEFBs portion of City Profile reports (17 cities in total: 5 in-depth and 12 abridged) with contribution from other consultants Municipal financial assessment: Conduct revenue and expenditure analysis Provide recommendations for revenue enhancement: general endogenous tools and land-based tools Provide exogenous financing options for urban development Assess financial implication for the proposed tools Urban economic assessment and productivity analysis: Identify economic activities with growth potential Conduct spatial economic analysis Recommendations Demonstration Project Feasibility analysis & Cost-benefit analysis for 2 demonstration projects Workshops Prepare and analyze presentation material for workshops to be held in all cities Support Riyadh-based consultants in delivering workshop in KSA

COMPETENCIES Professionalism: Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed. Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings. Planning& Organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.

EDUCATION

Advanced university degree (master’s degree or equivalent) in economics, spatial economics, economic development, finance, public policy, or related field.

WORK EXPERIENCE

The consultant should have experience in the following areas: Minimum of 3 years work experience in economic development, finance, or related field Previous working experience in international development agencies or the United Nations is desirable and will be an added advantage Demonstrated experience in working with governments and in developing countries Previous working experience in the areas of urban economic development and municipal finance

LANGUAGE SKILLS

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations. For this position, excellent proficiency in spoken and written English is required. Working knowledge of Arabic would be an added advantage.

REMUNERATION

Payments will be based on deliverables over the consultancy period. There are set remuneration rates for consultancies. The rate is determined by functions performed and experience of the consultant. The fees will be paid as per agreement.

How to apply:

Applications should include:

  • Cover memo or motivation letter (maximum 1 page)
  • Summary CV (maximum 2 pages), indicating the following information:

  • Educational Background (incl. dates)

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

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

  • Expertise and preferences regarding location of potential assignments

  • Expectations regarding remuneration

  • UN Personal History Form (please use the United Nations standard personal history form available upon request or via: http://www.unhabitat.org/content.asp?typeid=24&catid=435&id=3867)

  • Proof of relevant work (at least two)

Please 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 to:

Ms. Gabriela Aguinaga

UN-HABITAT

P.O. Box 30030, 00100 Nairobi, Kenya

Email: Gabriela.Aguinaga@un.org

Deadline for applications: 8 June 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: Human Resource Consultant, (Nairobi), Deadline: 6 June 2018

Organization: UN Human Settlements Program
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 06 Jun 2018

CONSULTANT VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

Issued on: 29 May 2018

ORGANIZATIONAL LOCATION: UN-HABITAT

DUTY STATION: NAIROBI

FUNCTIONAL TITLE: Human Resource Consultant

DURATION: One year renewable

CLOSING DATE: 6 June 2018

BACKGROUND

The United Nations Human Settlements Program, UN-HABITAT, is the United Nations agency for human settlements. It is mandated by the UN General Assembly to promote socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities with the goal of providing adequate shelter for all. This position is located in the Human Resource Ofice- Management and Operations Division (MOD), UN-Habitat, Nairobi. The incumbent reports to one or more officers.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Within limits of delegated authority, the HR Consultant at this level will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Coordinates various actions related to the administration of all human resource activities, including recruitment, placement, promotion, relocation, performance appraisal, job classification reviews, separation, etc, ensuring consistency in the application of regulations procedures. Liaises with central administration/executive services as required.
  • Provides information and advice to staff/consultants with respect to conditions of service, duties and responsibilities, and privileges and entitlements under the Staff rules and Regulations on UN-Habitat Consultant contracts and UNOPS Individual Contractor Agreement
  • Coordinates with PMOs to review the monthly Payroll Certification Table(s) (COP) for accurate data and successful payment of monthly fees for all personnel.
  • Maintains contract records of all UNOPS ICAs and FTAs, ensuring that all correspondence, documentation and/or periodic reports are properly kept both electronically and hard copies.
  • Liaises regularly with PMOs to ensure contracts requested by them have adequate funding provided to UNOPS
  • Responds or drafts responses to routine correspondence and other communications; uses standard word processing package to produce a wide variety of large, complex documents and reports.
  • Proofreads documents and edits texts for accuracy, grammar, punctuation and style, and for adherence to established standards for formats.
  • Assists in maintenance of the job description database by scanning and posting onto the database.
  • Reviews, records, distributes and/or processes mail and other documents; follows-up on impending actions.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned.

Results Expected: Effectively delivers of a wide range of administrative and office support functions under moderate supervision. Regularly assists in drafting routine correspondence and other communications. Accurately and in a timely manner, produces a range of documents, reports and other outputs. Appropriately applies relevant policies, guidelines, procedures and processes. Establishes effective working relationships with internal and external contacts at all levels.

COMPETENCIES

  • Professionalism – Knowledge of general office and administrative support including administrative policies, processes and procedures. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations.
  • Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
  • Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.
  • Planning& Organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.
  • Accountability: Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honours commitments; delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards; operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules; supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments; takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education: High school diploma or equivalent. Must have passed the United Nations Administrative Support Assessment Test (ASAT) at Headquarters or an equivalent locally-administered test at Offices Away.

Experience: Experience in Human Resources or administrative functions is desirable.

Language: English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.

REMUNERATION

Payments will be based on deliverables over the consultancy period. There are set remuneration rates for consultancies. The rate is determined by functions performed and experience of the consultant. The fees will be paid as per agreement.

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 to:

Ms. Margaret Nyambura Mburu

UN-HABITAT

P.O. Box 30030, 00100 Nairobi, Kenya

Email: nyambura.mburu@un.org

Deadline for applications: 6 June 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: Participatory slum upgrading Consultant, (Nairobi) Deadline: 08 June 2018

Organization: UN Human Settlements Program
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 08 Jun 2018

CONSULTANT VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT Issued on 29 May 2018**

ORGANIZATIONAL LOCATION:

UN-HABITAT

DUTY STATION:

Nairobi

FUNCTIONAL TITLE:

Participatory slum upgrading Consultant

DURATION:

1 July 2018 – 31 December 2018 (6 months)

BACKGROUND

The Housing and Slum Upgrading Branch develops strategies, policies, and programmes to provide access to adequate housing for all, improve the living conditions in existing slums, and curb the growth of new slums. It focuses on improving the supply and affordability of serviced land and new housing opportunities, while also implementing city-wide and national slum upgrading programmes to improve housing and quality of living conditions of the poor.

The Housing and Slum Upgrading Branch has two Units: the (a) Housing, and (b) Slum Upgrading which are handling in a cross-cutting manner the following programmatic areas: (i) housing policy including housing delivery systems and finance mechanisms, (ii) housing rights, (iii) urban poverty reduction and slum upgrading and prevention, (iv) sustainable building materials and construction technologies and (v) community development.

The Slum Upgrading Unit also manages the Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme (PSUP), which is a joint effort of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States, the European Commission (EC) and UN-Habitat. The PSUP was launched in 2008 and this consultancy will contribute to the implementation of the Third Implementation Cycle of the PSUP (PSUP III 2017-2021) that is expected to be launched by the beginning of February 2018.

To date, the programme has reached out to 35 ACP countries and 160 cities, and has provided the necessary enabling framework for improving the lives of slum dwellers. The PSUP’s approach is grounded on its emphasis on integrating slum dwellers into the broader urban fabric and adopting a positive stance towards slum dwellers and in-situ slum upgrading, using city-wide participatory planning methods. ACP Member States have joined the programme with the aim of addressing the challenge of slums and improving living standards of urban poor by adopting the integrated strategies and systemic change fronted by the PSUP as well as benefit from inter-regional technical exchange achieved in each other’s efforts.

The PSUP Phase III is designed to cover at least 40 ACP Countries. PSUP lies at the heart of the Agenda 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) philosophy and directly contributes to the five areas of critical importance for humanity and the planet by 2030: People, Prosperity, Planet, Peace and Partnership. The PSUP, as a global programme, acts as a unique vehicle to deliver on the concept of “Leaving no one behind of the 2030 Agenda”. It is tailored to specifically deliver on SDG 11.1 “By 2030, ensure access for all to adequate, safe and affordable housing and basic services and upgrade slums”, as well as SDG 1, SDG 5, SDG 6, SDG 7, SDG 10, SDG 16, and SDG 17. The programme further responds to the framework established under New Urban Agenda (NUA) demonstrating through actions on the ground, that indeed it is possible to transform the lives of the people living in slums, thus motivating countries to further dedicate efforts and resources to upgrade slums and prevent their formation, aiming at solving this dire problem over the period covered by the 2030 Agenda.

The programme provides a unique opportunity for a participant country to access global best practices by participating in regional and global training, global conferences, expert groups, access to global experience sharing through the MyPSUP platform. PSUP aims to leveraging seed funds for unlocking sustainable financial resources, country specific financial models for slum upgrading, global advocacy with the aid of the Global Urban Campaign "Up for Slum Dwellers" to change mind sets and policy priority at all level of governance, and finally, technical support for community managed funds and execution of transformative pilot projects implemented by local actors, community, women and youth groups. The programme will leverage its sources to create enabling environment for partnership by engaging diverse strategic partners at national, local and community levels to aim for grater impacts and transformation of slum areas for a better urban future.

THE PURPOSE OF THE CONSULTANCY

This consultancy is envisaged as support to the implementation of the new phase of the PSUP goal; to programmatically launch the PSUP III in 2018. This is informed by the requirements to deliver training to the countries and communities participating in the next phase of the programme. Further, the consultancy is informed by a need to come up with a guide on youth and livelihood as well as a guide on Community Managed Funds based on challenges and experiences gained during the implementation of PSUP II. The consultancy will also provide requisite support to the compilation of country implementation reports to the ACP and EC as instructed by country/regional focal persons responsible for all the implementation countries.

The consultant will also coordinate the production of a report on Enhancing the Informal Economy through Participatory Slum Upgrading, based on the impacts of livelihood creation through the community managed funds projects and other relevant case studies. The report is commissioned by UN-Habitat’s flagship Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme (PSUP), under the Slum Upgrading Unit Leader, and in close collaboration with Cardiff University and will be launched in February 2018.

The consultant will be the focal point for Community Development in the Unit and will coordinate with colleagues from regional offices in creating new partnerships geared towards Community Development Activities in Slum Upgrading programmes.

CONSULTANCY PLANNED ACTIVITIES AND DELIVERABLES

The consultant, in collaboration with the unit coordinator and the team will be expected to deliver on:

  • Finalise a quick guide for urban managers on youth and livelihoods.

  • Output: A guide on the role of youth in slum upgrading and the importance of livelihood creation to economically empower slum dwellers, providing analysis of the approach, the focus, beneficiaries, location and the impacts.

  • Using the compilation of CMF from implementing countries and through evaluation of other community based project implementation for slum upgrading in other cases as documented in other literature, assist in the development of a Community Managed Funds Guide that will detail the key considerations for successful implementation of CMF, the institutional requirements as well as mechanisms for community mobilisation and empowerment.

  • Output: Compiling a first draft of the Community Managed Funds Implementation Guide based on PSUP II which can be reviewed by other team members and partners

  • Output: A report on Enhancing the Informal Economy through Participatory Slum Upgrading.

  • Support to the PSUP “up for slum dwellers campaign” by linking partners to different communities benefitting from the programme through managing a CMF component, communication and information dissemination by supporting team members in posting, updating and generation of content for mypsup.org and other social media platforms throughout the consultancy and during global events (WUF, GC) and any other event as requested.

  • Outcome: Updated information on PSUP activities on world urban campaign website, social media (Facebook, twitter etc.) throughout the consultancy period.

  • Provide technical support to PSUP Countries during the launching period of the new phase. The activity will involve supporting Focal persons with finalisation of inception reports per the approved templates and online file sharing platform.

  • Output: Inception reports meeting publication standards and layout as requested by Country Focal persons

  • Assist in organising events, workshops and meetings including for Kenya – in view of opening the new PSUP programme.

  • Outputs: workshop reports, logistics, cost estimates etc. and whatever needed.

  • Assist in coordinating the partnership with UN-Habitat’s Youth programmes and focal person for Progamme Advisory Group (PAG)

  • Quick guide on youth in slums

  • PAG meeting reports

7) Focal point for Slum Upgrading Interns

a) Assist the Unit leader in selection, hiring and induction of new interns to support the SU Unit

b) Intern’s hiring reports

TIMEFRAME

The assignment will be undertaken for a total of 6 months, during the period of 1st July 2018 to 31 December 2018.

COMPETENCIES

  • Good written and verbal communication skills and ability to articulate complex ideas in a clear and accurate manner including the ability to present the content of the thematic area in a clear and concise manner.
  • Ability to prioritise activities within a team to support a range of activities. This includes ability to use time efficiently in the context of competing deadlines.
  • Good organisational skills to liaise with stakeholders of different capacities towards a common goal

EDUCATION

  • University degree in a field relevant to development and urban planning, public policy, social sciences, international development, political science, or similar.
  • Demonstrated level experience in slum upgrading sector or previous consultancies in this area.

WORK EXPERIENCE

  • UN experience in country operations especially in programmes dealing with poverty alleviation
  • General knowledge and experience stakeholder engagement (especially slum resident communities) for slum upgrading and;
  • Minimum of 4 years’ experience of working in the field of slum upgrading projects or programme.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

  • For the consultancy advertised, excellent proficiency in spoken and written English is required. Kiswahili will be an advantage for Kenyan projects.

OTHER SKILLS

  • High motivation to support the Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme (PSUP).
  • Social media communication experience
  • Ability to train government officials and community members

REMUNERATION

As discussed with the consultant

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) by email to Helen.Musoke@un.org and copy to Emmah.Odero@un.org

UN-HABITAT

P.O. Box 30030, 00100 Nairobi, Kenya

*Deadline for applications: 08 June 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*