Kenya: Gender Advisor/Consultant

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Organization: Global Peace and Prosperity Initiative
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 10 Jun 2018

GLOBAL PEACE AND PROSPERITY INITIATIVE (GLOPPI)

Job title: Gender and Social Inclusion Advisor/Consultant

Location: Nairobi Kenya

Responsible to: Country Director

Starting date: As soon as possible or June, 2018

Duration: Six months initially with a possibility of extension.

Working hours: Full time or part time or consultancy to be agreed upon

Closing date: 10 June, 2018

GLOBAL PEACE AND PROSPERITY INITIATIVE (GLOPPI) is a right based regional and international organization operating in Kenya and Somaliland/Somalia. GLOPPI envisions a peaceful and prosperous world where human/minority rights respected and fully enjoyed. It strives to eliminate poverty and violent conflict and bring about lasting peace and prosperity and promotes good governance, protection of human/minority rights, diversification of livelihoods and resilience and access to social services using innovative projects and approaches. GLOPPI empowers the poor, marginalized, excluded and the suffering people to lead peaceful and prosperous life. We focus on countries and areas where people suffer most as result of extreme poverty, violent and recurrent conflicts as well as marginalization and exclusion of minorities especially women and children. In collaboration with others, GLOPPI intends to empower the poor, marginalized, excluded and the suffering people to participate governance and in all decisions affecting their lives in order to lead peaceful and prosperous life. Thematically, we focus on the following two pillars and thematic areas:

Peace and governance pillar

· Accountability and good governance,

· Conflict transformation and peace building democracy,

· Human rights (minority/women and child rights)

· Community empowerment and institutional development

· Gender and social inclusion

· Advocacy and lobby

Prosperity Pillar

· Food security/livelihood and pastoralism including climate change and resilience

· Natural resource & environment,

· Entrepreneurship development

· Access to social services (health, WASH education)

· Emergency/humanitarian interventions

Global Peace and Prosperity Initiative (GLOPPI) would like to recruit a dynamic and energetic person as a gender and social inclusion advisor/Consultant. This position reports to the Country Director. The position holder will technically take the lead in developing proposals and concept notes and advising the programme team in the management of gender and social inclusion projects as well as other related projects and thematic areas.

This is a great opportunity and an exciting position for qualified and experienced gender and social inclusion advisor/Consultant who is interested to make a difference in the lives of the communities and to demonstrate his or her capacity in that field. The gender and social inclusion advisor /consultant who is passionate for accountability, good governance and development will play a key role in achieving our visions by designing new programmes and projects and writing quality proposals, concept notes and reports as well as in ensuring that all donor standards are met or exceeded. Therefore, GLOPPI would like to receive applications for this interesting and exiting position from qualified and experienced candidates. Women candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

Key responsibilities/duties

A. PROGRAMME DESIGN AND PROPOSAL/CONCEPT NOTE WRITING

  1. Take the lead in the collection of funding information and identification of potential donors and funding organizations in thematic areas of gender and social inclusion.

  2. Compile, maintain and update the existing database of local and international donors

  3. Consistently monitor donors’ websites and new calls for proposals

  4. Inform the partners and the staff about suitable calls for proposals in relation to ongoing activities of the organization and its set goals and plan with the team and partner to submit applications.

  5. In coordination with the staff and partners, participate in the development of fundraising strategy

  6. In collaboration with the senior staff and partner staff, develop winning concept notes, proposals and letter of enquiries in order to secure more funding mostly focusing on gender and social inclusion and other related fields.

  7. Maintain a database of successfully funded projects in the region and derive a list of potential partners that could be contacted for future collaborations (if opportunity arises),

  8. Support the development and expansion of the GLOPPI programmes especially good governance, gender and social inclusion, human rights, protection, peace building projects and other projects etc.

  9. Participate in building and cultivating donor relations in the designated country.

  10. Design or develop new gender and social inclusion, human rights and good governance

B. REPORT WRITING AND EDITING

  1. Use the given template, guideline or format to organize content and gather or collect all the necessary information for writing quality reports and provide all required information for each section

  2. Produce concise, comprehensive, clear and accurate reports in line with the donor guidelines and expectations.

  3. Write quality reports that don’t only capture what was done but the impacts of the projects. Include the results and the completed activities to show progress toward the project’s objectives

  4. When editing reports from the field, enhance and clarify information, Use appropriate language, verify information and facts, re-write the sentences to clarify points

  5. Ensure that reports from the field are timely submitted to meet the writing deadline

  6. Write case study reports on gender and social inclusion as well as other related areas.

C. COORDINATION MEETINGS/OTHER ACTIVITIES

  1. Participate in key forums and coordination meetings regarding gender and social inclusion, governance and human rights.

  2. Effectively coordinate with other partners and stakeholders by attending relevant coordination meetings with the government and other agencies.

  3. Attend conferences, donor meetings, seminars and workshops and establish relationships with people and build long term working partnerships.

  4. Participate in building new working relationships with donors and other NGOs by attending relevant conferences and workshops

  5. Support the partners to develop assessment tools and to conduct periodic quality assessment and research in the required thematic areas.

  6. Conduct periodic desk reviews on literature of the gender and social inclusion programme sectors and compile the latest reports and publications on the same and use it in the improvement or development of programs.

  7. Generate new creative and innovative project/program ideas and develop new programs regarding gender and social inclusion, human rights and governance.

Qualifications and experience

  1. A degree in gender, human rights and governance, fundraising, communication, international relations/studies or a relevant degree. Masters degree is preferred.

  2. Minimum 5 year experience working in international NGOs, UN-agencies and other relevant institutions in a similar position or consultancy.

  3. Strong analytical and should possess excellent communication skills, good ethics and be creative.

  4. Excellent English writing and research skills

  5. Ability to develop concise, clear and comprehensive concept notes, proposals and reports.

  6. At least three experience as gender technical advisor/consultant and in fundraising or programme development.

  7. Excellent understanding of donor environments or willingness to learn.

  8. Organizational and planning skills and ability to prioritize work to achieve results.

  9. Proficient in Microsoft computer applications (Word, Excel, etc.).

  10. dedication and commitment to poverty reduction, conflict management, gender and social inclusion

  11. Must be Somali or Kenyan or resident in Kenya and having the work permit.

  12. Fluency in English required. Knowledge of other Horn of Africa languages preferred

  13. Should be passionate, committed, curious, honest and reliable.

  14. Have a positive attitude and an optimistic approach to life.

  15. Must possess highly developed social skills and/or outgoing personality and must have the ability to easily establish relationships with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.

How to apply:

If you think you meet the job specifications, please send your CVs/Resume, motivation letter and a sample of unedited and successful gender proposal and concept note or a gender research report of your own to gloppirecruitment@gmail.com not later than 10th June, 2018. Please put Gender and Social Inclusion advisor/Consultant Consultant in the subject line of your email. Unfortunately, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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