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Kenya: External Evaluation for the Emergency Integrated Nutrition and WASH Support program in Garissa County, Kenya

Organization: Mercy-USA for Aid and Development
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 13 Jul 2018

Mercy-USA for Aid and Development seeks to hire a consultant with the core responsibility of conducting a program evaluation for the Emergency Integrated Nutrition and WASH Support program in Garissa County, Kenya. Garissa County is classified as a hotspot area for insecurity owing to the presence of Al-Shabab, while the current drought—declared a national disaster by the President of Kenya in February 2017—has necessitated an immediate response from humanitarian actors. Mercy-USA, with funding from OFDA, has implemented a twelve-month emergency integrated Nutrition and WASH Program in Fafi, Hulugho and Ijara sub-counties of Garissa County in Kenya.

The consultant will report directly to the Mercy-USA Program Manager and Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator. The consultant will also work in close consultation with other relevant Program staff. The security situation will be monitored keenly to ensure safe access for the evaluator to conduct the evaluation exercise to measure the impact of the project.

Program Goal:

To improve the well-being of families through improved access to Nutrition and WASH services for vulnerable groups within the target community.

The main responsibility of the consultant will be to conduct an end of project evaluation of the program and, specifically, look into the following questions to meet the objectives of the evaluation:

1.1. Relevance and appropriateness

• To what extent were the selected strategies relevant and appropriate to the needs of the targeted beneficiaries?

• To what extent the project has taken into account people’s different needs according to age, gender and culture?

• Was the targeting criteria communicated and understood by all members within the community?

• To what extent were target communities involved in the needs assessment, design, and implementation of the project?

• Was the methodology used for the beneficiary selection appropriate and were communities involved in the process?

1.2. Quality and Effectiveness

• Did the project achieve what it set out to do?

• Were humanitarian standards met and humanitarian principles followed? (Sphere, HAP, Codes of conduct)?

• Were the interventions timely, appropriate and cost effective? Were the operational systems put in place effective in ensuring this?

• To what extent have the interventions contributed to improve the condition of targeted communities?

• How satisfied are the communities with the project?

• How well did the project mainstream/integrate gender, equality, protection, disaster risk reduction (DRR), capacity building and conflict/cultural sensitivities?

• Were the needs assessments, monitoring, evaluation systems and associated indicators appropriate?

• Did the responses contribute to reduce future vulnerabilities?

1.3. Efficiency

• To what extent were resources used efficiently to produce the intended outputs?

• How well were resources invested to efficiently achieve the intended results?

1.4. Outcome/Impact

• What were the intended and unintended impacts of the action of the project?

• To what extent were the beneficiaries are able to adapt and maintain the knowledge acquired without further assistance?

Expected Deliverables and Timeline

Deliverables

Days

Final methodology and data collections tools approved and ready for use- 3 Days

Training of enumerators- 4 Days

Data collection at field level- 7 Days

Data analysis, interpretation and preparation of draft report- 10 Days

Dissemination meeting and presentation of summary findings to Mercy USA and other stakeholders- 1 Day

Submission of final report (with data sets for both qualitative and quantitative data) that incorporates feedback from Mercy-USA and other stake holders- 5 Days Total= 30 Days

Expected Qualifications of the Consultant

  • Health/Nutrition/Public Health background with a minimum of 3 years working experience in humanitarian/emergency settings.
  • At least three years of hands on experience in conducting assessments, mid-term reviews and evaluations of humanitarian assistance projects. Experience as team-leader in project evaluations/mid-term reviews is essential.
  • Familiar with issues related to food security and WASH; experience in integrated evaluations is a plus.
  • Good working knowledge of at least one statistical software package (Epi Info, Stata, SPSS, etc.), Excel and other MS-Office tools is necessary.
  • Knowledge of and familiarity with different qualitative and quantitative monitoring and evaluation tools and techniques. Strong knowledge and experience in survey design, implementation of surveys and statistical data analysis is required.
  • Experience in the use of participatory appraisal techniques in data collection.
  • Experience in developing and implementing gender sensitive evaluation methodologies.
  • Ability to assess/review critically the project activities and results.
  • Strong presentation and reporting skills.
  • Knowledge of Somali language is a plus.
  • Experience working with USAID grants funded projects and familiar with USAID protocol, procedures and policies.

Ethical Considerations Evaluator/s will make clear to all participating stakeholders that they are under no obligation to participate in the evaluation study. All participants will be assured that there will be no negative consequences if they choose not to participate. Evaluator/s will obtain informed consent from the participants. In case the evaluation team does not understand participants’ first language, they will be along with an interpreter/s. Evaluation team will have to receive prior permission for taking and using visual still or moving images for specific purposes, i.e., for evaluation report and presentations. Evaluator/s will assure the participants’ anonymity and confidentiality and will ensure the visual data is protected and used for agreed purpose only

How to apply:

About Mercy USA

Mercy-USA for Aid and Development is dedicated to alleviating human suffering and supporting individuals and their communities in their efforts to become more self-sufficient. Incorporated in the State of Michigan in 1988, Mercy-USA’s projects focus on improving health, nutrition and access to safe water, as well as promoting economic and educational growth around the world.

The position will close on 13th July 2018, The consultant is expected to submit a detailed proposal. The proposal should be divided into two separate sections; A technical and Financial sections for review by Mercy USA. The financial section should include a clear breakdown of all expected costs; consultant fee, travels, and other costs. the consultant should also send their CV’s and cover letters or motivational letters and at least two examples of previous evaluations reports carried out to hr.eaprogram@mercyusa.org. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Kenya: Monitoring and Evaluation Database Developer

Organization: Coffey
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 06 Jul 2018

Jamii Thabiti is a £17.4m programme lasting from November 2015 to March 2019, which seeks to engage with the institutional reform efforts of key safety and security institutions at the national level and in eight counties, and engage with civil society to promote more effective, accountable and responsive safety and security services. The programme will increase security and safety for men, women and children in Kenya through improved capacity of communities and government actors to work together to prevent and respond to three forms of violence: criminal violence, inter-communal violence, and violence against women and girls (VAWG).

Position title and reporting lines

M&E Database Developer

Reporting to:

RME Lead

Direct Reports:

None

Assignment scope and Purpose

The purpose of this consultancy is to design a stable and reliable M&E database, according to Jamii Thabiti programme needs. The overall objective is to have an integrated and improved Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting database for Jamii Thabiti programme that will allow for timely and enhanced collection, analysis, visualisation, interpretation and dissemination of programme data and information.

The consultant/consultancy firm will be responsible for developing, testing, improving, and maintaining the new database to help users retrieve data effectively.

Key responsibilities

  • Work in consultation with Jamii Thabiti Research, Monitoring and Evaluation (RME) team to produce a conceptual data model that reflects the structure of the information to be held in the database.

  • Share the conceptual data model with Jamii Thabiti technical team for review and improvement

  • Translate the conceptual data model into database formulas and other elements (schema) that implement the relevant data structures within the database.

  • Design database ensuring that security features are included to protect and secure the database system.

  • Design dashboards that help in reporting and providing attention to information including data cleaning/error check functions

  • Work closely with the RME team to input existing Jamii Thabiti data into the database

  • Pre-test the database for data analysis and produce reports for their immediate use.

  • Present the designed data base to Jamii Thabiti for further review and feedback

  • Develop technical and training manuals and train selected Jamii Thabiti Staff on database design, development and maintenance activities

  • Provide remote technical support for 3 months. Jamii Thabiti will retain 10% of total payment for a period of three months following commissioning of the database. During this period, the consultant will provide technical back stopping support to database users, ensuring that any problems that arise with the database are effectively resolved

Key Deliverables

  • Conceptual model design of database and dashboard interface

  • Presentation of model database to Jamii Thabiti

  • Existing Jamii Thabiti data inputted in the database

  • Pre-test runs of database and dashboard

  • Presentation of final functional database and dashboard to Jamii Thabiti

  • Technical and training manuals developed

  • Training of Jamii Thabiti staff on database utilisation and management

  • Three months remote technical support

Qualifications and Experience

The consultant/consultancy firm should have the following expertise:

  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in database design and roll out for development projects

  • BSc degree in Computer Science or relevant field

  • Proven experience to lead in the structural design of a databases

  • In-depth understanding of data management (e.g. permissions, recovery, security and monitoring)

  • Knowledge of software development and user interface web applications

  • Hands on experience with SQL and MS Access

  • Familiarity working with Net Framework, JavaScript, HTML and Oracle

  • Advanced Knowledge on SharePoint online and best ways to leverage its functionalities

  • Excellent analytical and organization skills

  • An ability to understand front-end user requirements and a problem-solving attitude

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

General requirements

  • Adhere to the 10 principles for digital development
  • Adhere to all security advice from Coffey’s Risk Management Team.
  • Adhere to Coffey International Policies and Procedures as outlined in the Operations Manual.
  • Adhere to Coffey International’s behaviours: Ingenuity, Collaboration, Respect, Intelligent Risk,
  • Integrity and Delivery.
  • Comply with and promote all Jamii Thabiti internal and global policies on child safeguarding, Fraud, conflict of interest, conflict-sensitivity, and Health and Safety

How to apply:

Please follow the below link:https://secure.dc2.pageuppeople.com/apply/680/gateway/Default.aspx?c=apply&sJobIDs=497220&SourceTypeID=796&sLanguage=en

Kenya: Technical Coordinator – Marine and Coastal Resilience Programme

Organization: International Union for Conservation of Nature
Country: Kenya, United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 05 Jul 2018

THIS POSITION IS OPEN TO NATIONALS OR RESIDENCE OF KENYA OR TANZANIA ON LOCAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT.

POSITION WILL BE BASED IN EITHER NAIROBI,KENYA OR DAR ES SALAAM, TANZANIA.

The IUCN Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Office (ESARO) operates in twenty-four countries in the Horn of Africa, east Africa, southern Africa and the Western Indian Ocean. The ESARO region is extremely rich in biodiversity with high number of endemic species and the largest remaining populations of iconic wildlife left on the continent. ESARO’s Programme focuses on biodiversity conservation through a diverse portfolio of projects and programmatic initiatives ranging from activities at the level of individual protected areas to shaping regional policy on biodiversity conservation. ESARO defines and delivers on its programmatic priorities in collaboration with IUCN members, commissions and other strategic partners.

The IUCN Global Marine and Polar Programme (GMPP) is a team of staff committed to effectively addressing key global challenges in the marine and polar environment. GMPP cooperates with other IUCN thematic and regional programmes and with the IUCN Commissions to ensure that marine and polar ecosystems are maintained and restored in their biodiversity and productivity, and that any use of the resources is sustainable and equitable.

The Marine and Coastal Resilience Programme is in charge of marine and coastal issues, including biodiversity conservation, development and management of marine protected areas and their networks, ecosystem & fisheries management, marine spatial planning, marine pollution, integrated management and governance of coastal areas, adaptation to climate change and disasters risks reduction. The Marine and Coastal Resilience Programme has been developed on the basis of a situation analysis and on lessons learned by IUCN Mangroves for the Future (MFF) Asia programme, initially catalysed by the December 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami. The Programme addresses the high level of vulnerability of ecosystems and livelihoods by increasing their resilience using a “resilience framework” that integrates four components: (i) Ecological and Social Diversity, (ii) Innovative and sustainable infrastructure and technology, (iii) Equitable and resilient governance systems, and (iv) Data and information for adaptive management, and has been designed to advance resilience-based management of socio-ecological systems in the Western Indian Ocean (WIO) region as well as build programmatic linkages between the IUCN-GMPP and IUCN-ESARO.

The Technical Coordinator – Marine and Coastal Resilience Program reports directly to the IUCN ESARO Regional Programme Coordinator and functionally to the Director – Global Marine and Polar Programme. He/she will serve as both a senior member of the Regional senior management team and the IUCN global Marine and Polar Programme team that helps set strategic directions and define priorities for IUCN’s broader engagement on Marine and Coastal issues. The Technical Coordinator is also a senior member of the ESARO Technical Coordination Group (TCG) and, accordingly, works with the other members of the Group in strategic planning; monitoring and evaluation; and learning, innovation and knowledge generation at the overall Intersessional Programme level. This also includes (when requested) contributing to the development of and adhering to IUCN/ESARO policies and procedures related to both organizational and Programme management.

The Technical Coordinator will develop, resource, and manage IUCN ESARO’s Marine and coastal resilience programme activities in the region in close collaboration with other relevant IUCN programmes, Members, Commissions and partners. He/she will be responsible for the overall management of Marine and coastal resilience programme activities, ensuring that they are coherent and consistent with IUCN’s “one programme” approach, build on and align with IUCN’s Marine and coastal conservation framework and add value to regionally and nationally defined priorities. is responsible for: i) Guiding the strategic direction and development of the thematic area, including development and marketing of project proposals with donors; ii) Ensuring that programmatic activities within the thematic area are effectively and efficiently implemented; iii) Promoting learning, knowledge generation and innovation within both the thematic area and in relation to the ESARO and GMPP Intersessional Programme and Strategy; and iv) Ensuring that progress and performance of the regional Marine Programme is regularly monitored and evaluated.

The Technical Coordinator will be based in Nairobi, Kenya or Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania and will provide support to crucial climate change and coral reef resilience research activities in the Indian Ocean, whilst at the same time identifying, fund-raising for and building a programme of marine conservation projects and activities in the East and Southern Africa Region, with a focus on coastal climate change adaptation in the region.

The Technical Coordinator is directly responsible for leading the strategic direction of the ESARO Marine and Coastal Resilience Thematic Programme, in line with the ESARO Intersessional Programme and Programme Strategy (which is ESARO’s contribution to the IUCN Global Marine and Polar Programme) – positioning IUCN as a lead technical body in the region. He/she will be responsible for: i) Guiding the strategic direction and development of the thematic area, including development and marketing of project proposals with donors; ii) Ensuring that programmatic activities within the thematic area are effectively and efficiently implemented; iii) Promoting learning, knowledge generation and innovation within both the thematic area and in relation to the ESARO and GMPP Intersessional Programme and Strategy; and iv) Ensuring that progress and performance of the regional Marine and Coastal Resilience Programme is regularly monitored and evaluated.

How to apply:

To see the vacancy announcement and apply, please use this link: https://hrms.iucn.org/vacancy/2812

Kenya: SHORT-TERM CONSULTANCY- DEVELOPMENT OF A COMMUNICATION STRATEGY FOR KILIMO VC PROGRAMME

Organization: Self Help Africa
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 06 Jul 2018

Organisation Self Help Africa

Assignment type Short-term Consultancy

Title of the Assignment Development of a Communication Strategy for KILIMO VC Programme

Duration 25 Days

Self Help Africa is seeking a consultant to develop a communication strategy for its new KILIMO – Value Chains programme which, aims to increase sustainable investment in agribusinesses with smallholders as suppliers or customers in Kenya and increase the involvement of poorer smallholders in value chains.

KILIMO – Value Chains: Kenyan Initiative for Long-term Integration of Market Operators in Value Chains is a EUR 24m five-year agribusiness support programme that is part of the European Union’s Kenya-AGRIFI programme that supports productive, adapted and market integrated smallholder agriculture, including a contribution to the Africa Investment Facility.

Self Help Africa and Imani Development are the Fund Managers for the challenge fund managed under the KILIMO-VC programme.

Self Help Africa is an international NGO dedicated to the vision of an economically thriving and resilient rural Africa. SHA has 50 years’ experience working with smallholder farmers, farmer associations, cooperatives and agribusinesses across Africa to help farmers grow and sell more food, improve diets, diversify incomes and make their livelihoods more sustainable and resilient to external shocks.

Imani Development is a private economic and development consultancy firm that facilitates the process of economic growth and poverty reduction in the developing world. Imani has been active in East and Southern Africa, the Caribbean, South East Asia and the Pacific for over 30 years, advising policy makers, governments, development agencies, regional and international organisations, and the private sector in our core areas of work.

KILIMO PROGRAMME OBJECTIVES AND BACKGROUND

The overall objective of the KILIMO-VC programme is to improve the capacity of 100,000 smallholder farmers/pastoralists to practise environmentally sustainable and climate-smart agriculture as a business in inclusive value chains. Self Help Africa (SHA) and Imani Development are the fund managers for the programme which will work with 50 value chain partnership deliver:

  • 10,000 net equivalent jobs within sustainable agri-enterprises
  • A 70% increase in smallholder/ pastoralist production marketed
  • At least 20,000 hectares under climate-smart land management practices.
  • Increased turnover for at least 50 agri-enterprises
  • Increased incomes for at least 100,000 smallholders/ pastoralists as agri-enterprises expand in their markets
  • 90,000 households with increased dietary diversity and decision-making power of female farmers

KILIMO-VC’s interventions seek to catalyse positive and sustained change in the behaviour of market players involved in agricultural VCs in Kenya, including the livestock and fisheries sectors. KILIMO-VC will:

  • Establish a funding scheme blending investments and commercial loans.
  • Implement agreed business plans that will support investments in at least 50 firms / value chain partnerships to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of priority agricultural value chains and the integration of smallholders/pastoralists within them. This will increase capacity of 100,000 smallholders/ pastoralists and downstream VC actors to collaborate in inclusive agriculture value chains
  • Provide a technical advisory services component for 50 agri-enterprise actors.
  • Increase access to finance (credit, banks, investment) for complementary investments by downstream VC actors, primary through working with Kenyan banking partners of the European Investment Bank.

Through a programme inputs and activities, that include setting up match-funded investments based on robust and viable business plans (loans, grants and firm’s own resources) and providing technical assistance to agri-enterprise actors in the selected VCs, KILIMO-VC will contribute to market system change to make value chains work more efficiently and inclusively, responding to the needs of poor people, especially smallholders and pastoralists (in particular youth and women). We anticipate this will result in greater resilience (anticipatory, absorptive, adaptive and transformative capacity) in VCs for the smallholder/pastoralist, thus reducing poverty through increased production and incomes, and increased profits and jobs created in agri-businesses. Through targeted technical assistance, the action will improve the investmentreadiness of agri-enterprise actors and contribute to increasing financial investments into the agricultural sector in Kenya.

There will be three funding windows which as fund managers would like to create as much publicity and marketing as possible to potential applicants. KILIMO-VC will use a two-stage process of concept notes and full proposals/business plans, and there will be three distinct call windows. Call I will be launched in month eight (August, 2018) of the project with the theme ‘climate-smart inputs’. This will raise visibility of the newly-launched Challenge Fund and will contract 10-15 agri-enterprises. Call II will be launched in quarter one of 2019, and will draw on lessons from Call I, making any necessary refinements to the application process. Call II’s theme will be ‘Inclusive climate-smart agriculture value chains’ and we expect to contract 30-40 firms. Call III, launched in month 18, which will be a ‘gap-filling’ call with a theme agreed upon following a review of the contracted portfolio at that stage. We expect to contract 5-10 grants in the final window. In total we expect to contract 50 agri-based SMEs into the project.

ABOUT AGRIFI

The European Commission and the Government of Kenya signed a Financing Agreement called AGRIFI Kenya: Support to productive, adapted and market integrated smallholder agriculture, including a contribution to the Africa Investment Facility (hereafter AGRIFI Kenya). This component includes also the complementary EIB Kenya Agriculture Value Chain Facility to Financial Institutions in Kenya, which has been be funded through credit line(s) provided by the EIB combined with a grant from the Africa Investment Facility and implemented by the European Investment Bank (EIB) through local banks in Kenya.

The AGRIFI is the 11th EDF National Indicative Programme Focal Sector 1: Food Security and Resilience to climate shocks in Arid and Semi-Arid Lands. The said programme contributes to Result 2 for this focal sector, namely for Productive climate resilient agriculture and community investments to safeguard productivity against climatic shocks. The rationale of AGRIFI Kenya is based on the need to ensure sustainable food security and growth of agriculture, livestock and fisheries sector with more intensive farming systems as indicated in the Kenyan Agriculture Sector Development Strategy 2010 – 2020 (ASDS), the Medium Term Plan 2 and the Medium Term Economic Framework for Agriculture. Smallholders can greatly benefit from stronger integration in their value chain, by partnering with agribusinesses who can facilitate input and output market access.

Objectives of the AGRIFI Programme

The global objective is: Capacity of smallholder farmers/pastoralists to practice environmentally sustainable and climate smart agriculture as a business in market-integrated value chain on functional and equitable terms improved.

The specific objective is: Smallholder farmers/pastoralists are better integrated within their value chain through the establishment of a funding scheme blending grants and commercial loans providing incentives to investments in the agribusiness sector in Kenya.

KILIMO – VC COMMUNICATION STRATEGY

An innovative and effective communication strategy is therefore, important to ensure smooth information flow among project partners and beneficiaries and to support coordination. In addition, the strategy will ensure that all external audiences including partners and beneficiaries are aware of the progress and achievements made in the project. The strategy will ensure that smallholder farmers and other stakeholders who stand to benefit from agri-enterprises remain sufficiently informed and engaged. Finally, the communication strategy will support the project overall goal which is to ensure that 100,000 smallholder farmers and pastoralists are better integrated in inclusive value chains.

The communication function will be key to this transformation and will play an even more crucial role in ensuring that stories of change, impact and messages are identified, packaged and disseminated to their intended recipients by use of multiple platforms.

SCOPE OF WORK

  • Conduct a needs assessment. This includes a situation analysis to identify needs and a media content analysis. The inputs require desk research, a perception survey, and indepth interviews and focus groups discussions. Outputs include an analysis of the findings of the needs assessment, a SWOT analysis and implications for the findings on the communications strategy
  • Develop and deliver the project’s 5-year communications strategy with clear audience definitions, context, objectives and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), key media to communicate and effective messengers. This should cover aspects like branding, media engagement and the digital aspect in appropriate forums etc
  • Identify and develop communication strategies and a messaging framework for each of the targeted audiences
  • Carry out a risk analysis based on the project’s risk management framework and develop a crisis response communication plan to manage any reputational risks for the project and all the partners involved
  • Provide a Monitoring and Evaluation Framework for the communications function of the project
  • Develop a 2-year workplan with clear deliverables and milestones, indicators and tools for the implementation of the strategy.

DURATION

The services above are to be carried out over a period of approximately 25 working days.

DELIVERABLES

The consultant is expected to submit the following deliverables.

a) Inception report – Submission of detailed methodology demonstrating a good understanding of the literature review, detailed work plan (indicating dates and activities), an outline of the communication and visibility strategy and data collection tools

b) Draft Communication Strategy

c) Final Communication Strategy revised according to comments provided, and approved by the Country Director

Note: Actual days and dates for each deliverable will be discussed and agreed upon by the successful candidate

PAYMENTS

30% will be paid upon submission of the Inception Report 70% will be paid upon successful completion of the work

QUALIFICATION

  • Advanced university degree (Masters or equivalent), preferably in communications, journalism, public relations or another related field.
  • Knowledge in agriculture and trade in the Kenyan context
  • Demonstrated experience in writing communication strategies

The total contract value will be negotiated based on the agreed scope of work and the consultant’s qualification and experience.

How to apply:

APPLICATION PROCESS

Potential interested and qualified individuals/consultants/firms are requested to submit a proposal for conducting this assignment and include all necessary documents that show competence in the advertised assignment such as, cover letter, updated CV in addition to the documents listed below. These should be submitted via email to kenya@selfhelpafrica.net not later than 4.00 pm on 06th July 2018.

Submission of the proposal:

1. A proposed technical plan of conducting the assignment, which includes:

a. A clear description of the proposed assignment and detailed methodology

b. Schedule of work

c. Names of the participating consultants and each person’s role

2. A separate financial proposal (including all cost breakdowns in detail of the professional fees, logistics, operational costs, etc.). But kindly note that SHA will directly manage the logistics.

Additional documentation to submit:**

1. Capability statement, including description of previous experience, and demonstrated ability to conduct this assignment.

2. Updated curriculum vitae of the team leader and all other team members (if applicable) who will undertake the work, clearly indicating qualifications and experiences.

3. Consulting firm profile and all company details – registration certificate, Tax Compliance Certificate and PIN Number among others

4. Contact details of two recent organizations where similar services of the team leader have been utilized including contact details and title of assignment.

5. Samples of 2 most recent related communication strategy assignments

Kenya: PRESS OFFICER

Organization: Médecins Sans Frontières
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 16 Jul 2018

Médecins Sans Frontières Spain – OCBA (Operational Centre Barcelona-Athens) is looking for a
PRESS OFFICER
FOR THE NAIROBI BRANCH OFFICE

Context:

Médecins Sans Frontières is an international independent medical-humanitarian organization, which offers assistance to populations in distress, to victims of natural or man-made disasters and to victims of armed conflict, without discrimination and irrespective of race, religion, creed or political affiliation.

MSF is a civil society initiative that brings together individuals committed to the assistance of other human beings in crisis. As such MSF is by choice an association.
Each individual working with MSF does it out of conviction and is ready to uphold the values and principles of MSF.

The MSF movement is built around five operational directorates supported by MSF’s 24 sections, 24 associations and other offices together worldwide. MSF OCBA is one of those directorates. The operations are implemented by field teams and the mission coordination teams; together with the organizational units based in Barcelona, Athens and decentralised in Nairobi, Dakar and Amman. The field operations are guided and supported by 5 Operational Cells, the Emergency Unit and other departments supporting operations, including the Communications Department.

Background:

From 2018, the MSF Nairobi Branch Office (NBO) will be investing in developing a communications department to progressively raise the profile of MSF in Kenya and East Africa and to support ongoing work with the international media based in the region. The communications department will work to increase the knowledge and interest by Kenyan and East African societies of the international causes in which MSF invests, as well as support to MSF’s international communications agenda. During this first stage, the communications team will be comprised of a Head of Communication, a Press Officer (this position) and a Digital Officer (position to be opened in August).

Although the department will have a regional and international scope, during the first year priority focus will be given to Kenyan audiences and therefore to Kenya-based media.

General objective of the position:

The Press Officer manages and implements all press relations and activities in order to increase MSF's presence in Kenya-based media (and in the media in other East African countries as the NBO develops in the coming years) and establish it as a referent on international humanitarian crises and topics.

Main responsibilities:

  • Establishes and fosters strong relationships with journalists, editors and producers within print, radio, TV and online media in Kenya and East Africa in order to expand media outreach.

  • Proactively pitches stories and contents that help to increase the visibility of MSF in Kenya and East Africa. Proposes, organizes and facilitates interviews, articles, press conferences and briefings with journalists.

  • Identifies, develops and implements ideas and opportunities for feature articles and interviews in external media that promote awareness of MSF, its international field work and advocacy efforts.

  • Distributes press releases and other information and materials to the media in coordination and conjunction with MSF’s international communications network and adapts them, when necessary, to the specificities of the Kenyan and East African contexts.

  • Coordinates and manages press requests, connecting media with MSF spokespeople, experts and field representatives when necessary. Acts as first point of contact for institutional media enquiries from Kenyan media, in close collaboration with communications colleagues in the country.

  • Provides media training and coaching on public speaking to MSF spokespeople, including staff and field workers.

  • Manages, curates and expands the press contacts list. Develops and updates media mappings of the different countries in the East African region when needed.

  • Monitors MSF mentions in the press, as well as other stories of interest to the organisation, producing regular reports of media narratives and trends. Analyzes trends and priority issues in the media agenda, identifying communication opportunities, risks, and advising on strategies.

  • Supports other departments in the NBO, such as the East Africa Association in developing and implementing communication and dissemination strategies to achieve their specific objectives, providing the necessary validated operational information and ensuring the quality and consistency of the outputs.

  • When requested, gives support to Kenya and East Africa operational missions through proactive dissemination and pitching of their communications packages and materials.

  • Develops and implements press strategies to support and extend impact and awareness of institutional events, campaigns and other public communication activities.

  • Works closely with other members of the communications department to ensure an integrated and coherent approach to the NBO’s public communication and positioning.

  • Maintains regular contact with MSF communications colleagues at a local, regional and international level, in order to share information and best practice, ensure coordination and identify opportunities.

  • Is available to act as emergency press officer, travelling to the field in case of major field emergencies, during a crisis, to support journalist visits or to produce content.

  • As part of the communications team, ensures the quality and consistency of all communication outputs and public presentations of the different areas and members of the NBO.

  • Upholds MSF principles and ethical guidelines at all times.

  • Takes part in an on call system to respond to media requests out of hours.

Requirements:

• Degree in journalism, communications or related field
• Extensive experience in journalism or institutional press management
• Excellent writing, editing and communications skills in English
• Proficiency in Swahili
• Knowledge of the Kenyan and East African media map

Desirable:

• Previous work experience with MSF or a similar medical or humanitarian organization.
• Photo, video and multimedia skills, including social media

Competencies:

• Commitment to MSF’s humanitarian principles
• Cross-cultural awareness
• Results and quality oriented
• Planning and organizational skills
• Initiative and innovation; capacity to seize opportunities
• Teamwork and collaboration
• Networking skills
• Flexible, hands-on attitude and ability to work in the field/provide support during an emergency or crisis at short notice.
• Stress management

Conditions:
• Annual Gross Salary of KES (Kenya Shillings) 2,358,905 and secondary benefits according to the OCBA Nairobi policy
• Full-time position, based in Nairobi
• Expected start date: ASAP

How to apply:

Applicants should send their curriculum vitae and cover motivation letter as a single file by 16th July 2018, under the reference ‘**Press Officer’** to MSFE-RRHH-NBO@barcelona.msf.org
Please note that MSF will only contact short-listed candidates.

Your application will be reviewed only if you enclose answers to the below questions.

  1. Explain what you would do to raise the profile of the humanitarian situation in South Sudan amongst key audiences in Kenya? (200 words).
  2. Explain three ways you would suggest MSF uses the media in Kenya to improve understanding about the organisation and its work (200 words).

  3. Write a draft pitch to a news outlet to invite a journalist to visit an MSF project in the Central African Republic (200 words).

  4. Which three news outlets do you prefer for foreign news and why? (200 words).

Kenya: Agricultural Extension Officer

Organization: Action Africa Help – International
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 14 Jul 2018

The Somalia programme of Action Africa Help International (AAH-I) is recruiting an Agricultural Extension Officer, who will support in building the capacity of AAH-I livelihood project staff by providing agricultural extension advice. S/He will ensure that the approaches used during implementation are accurate and
effective, conforming to the global best practice while staying relevant to the context of the project.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide relevant training and skills development to community members on conservation agriculture and on-farm water management
  • Lead stakeholder dialogue and consultation meetings with project communities
  • Coordinate the establishment of kitchen gardens and scaling of successful approaches
  • Provide agriculture extension service support to focal farming households
  • Support the development of increased market linkages for focal farming households
  • Prepare field visit reports
  • Coordinate and liaise with other stakeholders in the project implementation
  • Advise farmers to adopt best farming practices
  • Represent AAH-I in the cluster/donor meetings

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How to apply:

Interested candidates should email application letter and CV (with 3 referees) addressed to recruitke@actionafricahelp.org to be received by 14 July, 2018. The email Subject Line must show
the job title of the position applied for. AAH-I is an equal-opportunity employer. We thank
candidates for their high interest in the opportunities we publish on our website. Due to the high
number of applications we receive, we will only get back to shortlisted candidates.

Kenya: Post-Doctoral Scientist – Immunology

Organization: International Livestock Research Institute
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 10 Jul 2018

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Post-Doctoral Scientist – Immunology to assist in African Swine fever vaccine development

ILRI works to improve food and nutritional security and reduce poverty in developing countries through research for efficient, safe and sustainable use of livestock. It is the only one of 15 CGIAR research centres dedicated entirely to animal agriculture research for the developing world. Co-hosted by Kenya and Ethiopia, it has regional or country offices and projects in East, South and Southeast Asia as well as Central, East, Southern and West Africa. www.ilri.org

Responsibilities:

  • Direct responsibility for planning experiments, outputs of projects and creating new tools, methods, approaches
    • Down-selection of antigens for inclusion in viral vectored vaccine candidates, using ELISpot screening of CD8 cells and CD4 cells, antibody neutralization assay, and ELISAs.
    • Viral work, growth of ASFV and viral vectors and titrations
    • Development of flowcytometric assays for memory cells, multifunctional T-cells etc.
    • Planning and execution of pig animal experiments, including protection experiments. Assessment of immune responses and correlations.
  • Working with existing partners
  • Conducting science of an international standard and establishing a publications record
  • Staff supervisory responsibility, supervision of technician (s)
  • Participation in proposal development and report writing to funder (the former, if relevant calls are available and timing fits).

Requirements:

  • PhD in Immunology, virology
  • Experience in immunology and virology
  • Experience with animal experiments, preferably pig experiments
  • Experience with the following methods is desirable: IFN-ELISpot, ELISA, neutralization assay, CTL assay, PCR
  • Experience regarding teamwork/management of technicians is desired.

Post location: The position will be based in Nairobi, Kenya

Position level: Post-doctoral level.

Duration: 3 years with the possibility of renewal, contingent upon individual performance and continued funding.

Benefits: ILRI offers a competitive salary and benefits package which includes medical insurance, life insurance and allowances for: education, housing, home leave, and annual holiday entitlement of 30 days + public holidays.

How to apply:

Applications:

Applicants should send a cover letter and CV expressing their interest in the position, what they can bring to the role and the names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience to the Director, People and Organizational Development through our recruitment portal http://ilri.simplicant.com/ on or before 10 July 2018. The position title and reference number**: PD/AAH/06/2018**should be clearly marked on the subject line of the online application.

We thank all applicants for their interest in working for ILRI. Due to the volume of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

ILRI does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing or training). ILRI also does not concern itself with information on applicants’ bank accounts.

To find out more about ILRI visit our website at http://www.ilri.org

To find out more about working at ILRI visit our website at http://www.ilri.org/ilricrowd/

ILRI is an equal opportunity employer.

Kenya: Projects Development Assistant (PDA) (German proficiency) (Kenyan national)

Organization: Johanniter-Unfall-Hilfe
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 23 Jul 2018

Overall job purpose

The overall objective of the position is to assist and support the Head of Mission Kenya-Djibouti-Zimbabwe on grant management, ensuring grants compliance and in overseeing proposals development and reports writing processes as to ensure high-quality proposals and reporting specifically for the Kenya program.

Tasks

On relationship with partners and the coordination team

  • Establish and maintaining at all time, an open, transparent, constructive relationship with the partners.

  • Maintain at all time, a strong and positive working relationship with the HoM and M&E Coordinator as to contribute the delivery of quality outputs during project cycle including preparation, implementation, review and reporting phases.

On the humanitarian context

  • Constantly monitor and remained informed on the evolving humanitarian situation in the country.

  • Participate in health cluster meetings and other cluster meetings as relevant.

  • When possible, participate in refuge programming coordination meetings.

On project designs, project reports and compliance/ grant management

  • Create and circulate monthly reporting schedules, send timely reminders to partner, field teams, coordination team to ensure adherence to reporting schedules as to ensure smooth completion of work responsibilities related to project designs and reporting;

  • Receive, review and finalize with the partners, their project reports

  • Lead the finalization of the donor reports (programmatic)

  • Under the lead of the M&E Coordinator, organize and facilitate the design sessions with the partners for new proposal, coordinate closely with M&E Coordinator on the logic of the interventions and the quality of the indicators

  • Ensuring high-quality reporting and proposal writing for all projects in close collaboration with the CD, M&E Coordinator and Desk Officer Berlin.

  • Identify and develop strategies to optimize the grants administration process

  • Coordinate grant opening meetings, BvA meetings, and 90 days end-of-project meetings; take minutes and follow-up on action points for aforementioned meetings.

  • Ensure that all performance records from distributions, supplies, trainings, sensitizations, etc. are complete, available and properly filed.

  • Translate relevant documents from English into German and/or English and vice versa as required and as it may be needed by the Country Office and the Head of Mission.

On donor information

  • Proactively gather information on new call for proposals as they arise.

  • Stay conversant on new trends and developments relevant for funding with a specific focus on German institutional funding.

On Country Strategy

  • Contribute to country strategy and annual planning with the CD and M&E Coordinator.

Johanniter-Unfall-Hilfe (Johanniter) is working with Africa Inland Church Health Ministries (AICHM) in Kenya.

Professional Qualification and Experience:

  • BSc or MSc degree in a relevant field.
  • Experience in working with German public donors (Federal Foreign Office, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation) including funding mechanisms, rules, regulations, strategies, etc., and of donor reporting requirements.
  • Proficiency in both German and English.
  • Confident and proficient in the use of MS Office.
  • Prior work experience in an INGO.

Skills:

  • Demonstrated strong writing and revision skills (in terms of content, structuring and copy-editing).
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented.
  • Able and willing to work under stress and with tight deadlines.
  • Able and willing to work in a multicultural context as a respectful team player.

How to apply:

The position is open to Kenyan nationals.

Application shall include:

  • Up-to-date CV;

  • Motivation letter describing proficiency in German and specific knowledge of and past experiences with German and Europeans institutional donors rules, regulations, priorities and strategies;

  • A paper, or other type of writings, written in German and written by the candidate which will allow us to assess the proficiency in German.

  • A minimum of three reference including contact details and indicating the relationship with the referee (direct supervisor, a colleague, etc.)

Applications shall be sent to: recruitmentjohanniterkenya@gmail.com.

Do NOT send job certificates at this stage

Only complete applications will be considered. Only short-listed candidates will be notified.

Kenya: National Radiology Officer

Organization: International Organization for Migration
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 10 Jul 2018

VACANCY NOTICE

Open to Internal and External Candidates

Position Title

:

National Radiology Officer

VN No

:

IOMKCO/VN/006/2018

Duty Station

:

Nairobi, Kenya

Classification

:

General Service Staff, Grade NO-B**

Type of Appointment

:

One Year Fixed Term, with possibility of extension

Estimated Start Date

:

As soon as possible

Closing Date

:

10 July, 2018

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. Internal candidates are eligible to apply to this vacancy. For the purpose of the vacancy, internal candidates are considered as first-tier candidates.

Context:

Under the direct supervision of National Radiology Officer and overall supervision of the Regional Quality Management & Compliance Officer, the successful candidate will be responsible for providing support and contributing to the different Teleradiology services and reporting on chest radiographs of Migrants and refugees from IOM MHD field operations and non-IOM panel sites from different parts of the world under the different health assessment programmes.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

I. Primary CXR reading and monitoring of radiologist work

  1. Review and correctly interpret the digital screening chest X-rays (CXRs) using the tele- radiology systems. Identify radiological signs of TB and other incidental findings in accordance with the technical guidelines of the resettlement countries. Compare the current with previous CXR findings and document the change, for cases with follow-up radiographs.

  2. Assess quality of chest radiographs to meet optimal diagnostic criteria and the required standards. Request for repeat CXR when the CXR is suboptimal and for additional view when needed. Recommend for further imaging by documenting in the system when needed.

  3. Submit the CXR reports to eMedical websites for Canada and Australia cases. Use UKTB

  4. Global website for reporting cases under UKTB programme.

  5. Coordinate with and guide the Radiographers and the Medical Clerks on the different country operations X-ray units for optimizing the CXR quality, timely eMedical completion, and delivery of the reports.

II. Quality assurance and quality control support

  1. Review the queries and feedback of Panel physicians on the CXR reports. Discuss and explain the findings of the CXR images, and if correction is needed, revise the reports accordingly.

  2. In coordination with the Nairobi Radiology Coordinator, get second opinion for clarifying suspicious CXR findings, for addressing any service process concerns in the unit and any related issues.

  3. Ensure that the radiological reporting process is fraudless. Participate in internal and external image quality and CXR reports quality control (QC) and quality assurance (QA) measures.

  4. Provide second opinion confirmatory for CXR reading requests coming from different IOM field operations globally when needed.

  5. Participate in the process of the IOM global Teleradiology QC control CXR reading and analysis.

III. Administrative and technical guidance support

  1. In coordination with the National Radiology Coordinator and consultant Radiologists on call, prepare the weekly IOM Teleradiology Radiologists duty schedule according to the caseload and the timing of the image transfer from local missions.

  2. Assist in the preparation of radiological presentations and quarterly/yearly reports, and

    other MHD publications and reports produced by the Center.

  3. Assist in reviewing the monthly report of Teleradiology primary reading and quality control analysis stat reports prior to submission to the country operations and resettlements countries, and cooperate in CXR related statistical works.

  4. Participate in regular Radiologist staff training, image viewing sessions and internal

    feedback to consultant Radiologists to maintain the quality of the Teleradiology service and staff capacity building.

  5. In coordination with the Nairobi and Global Radiology Coordinator, assist in developing radiology guidelines or standard operating procedures (SOP) and training materials.

  6. Arrange and make sure back up Radiologist is available for the service when going on leave. If needed, assist in establishing and training backup local radiologists.

  7. Perform other related tasks as may be assigned

Required Qualifications and Experience

Education

  • Master’s degree in Medicine from an accredited academic institution with two years of relevant professional experience; or

  • Completed University Degree in the above field with four years of relevant professional experience;

  • Post graduate degree in Radiology and board certificate is required.

Experience

  • Experience in Radiology;

  • Thorough knowledge of the natural history, radiological and clinical presentation of tuberculosis;

  • Experience in staff administration, data analysis and management;

  • Experience in interpretation of screening CXR and CXR reporting for different resettlement countries an advantage;

  • Experience in quality radiology assurance services and in writing guidelines and Training materials an advantage.

  • Effectively applies knowledge of health issues in execution of responsibilities at appropriate level;

  • Maintains confidentiality and discretion in appropriate areas of work

Languages

Fluency in English and Kiswahili is required.

Required Competencies

Behavioural

  • Accountability – Accepts and gives constructive criticism
  • Client Orientation – Identifies the immediate and peripheral clients of own work
  • Continuous Learning – Contributes to colleagues' learning
  • Communication – Actively shares relevant information
  • Creativity and Initiative – Actively seeks new ways of improving programmes or services
  • Leadership and Negotiation – Convinces others to share resources
  • Performance Management – Provides constructive feedback to colleagues
  • Planning and Organizing – Sets clear and achievable goals consistent with agreed priorities for self and others
  • Professionalism – Masters subject matter related to responsibilities
  • Teamwork – Actively contributes to an effective, collegial, and agreeable team environment
  • Technological Awareness– Learns about developments in available technology
  • Resource Mobilization – Establishes realistic resource requirements to meet IOM needs.

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.

How to apply:

How to apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their application by sending a Motivation Letter and the updated CV to the email address hrnairobi@iom.int referring to this advertisement.

Closing Date: 10 July, 2018

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

NOTE

NO FEE:**

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, process or training). IOM does not concern itself with information on applicants’ bank details.

Posting period:

From 27.06.2018 to 10.07.2018

Kenya: Senior Field Coordinator

Organization: International Rescue Committee
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 27 Jul 2018

Requisition ID: req2212

Job Title: Senior Field Coordinator

Sector: Operations

Employment Category: Fixed Term

Employment Type: Full-Time

Location: Kenya-Kakuma

Job Description

Background:

Kakuma was established in 1992 and is the largest and third oldest camp in Kenya and it host about 192,000 Refugees majority being South Sudanese, followed by Somalis and others. The Camp has more than 10 different nationalities at present. Most refugees and asylum seekers who arrived at Kakuma in the last few years are staying with relatives but some have been settled outside in a new settlement called Kalubeyi some 15 kilomters outside Kakuma.The IRC has implemented refugee assistance projects in Kakuma since 1992 and has been the lead health, and SGBV implementing partner in Kakuma.The IRC provides primary and secondary healthcare services, targeted nutritional services, quality reproductive health, and HIV related services, as well as the protection and empowerment of women and girls.

SCOPE OF WORK:

The IRC seeks an experienced Senior Field Coordinator with significant humanitarian operations experience to manage the IRC's field offices, staff, and operations. The individual must have previous experience working in volatile environments and in Refugee setting . The Field Coordinator will supervise staff, manage the office premises, liaise with local authorities, and contribute to program design and implementation.

Job Purpose/Objective

The Senior Field Coordinator (FC) plays a key role in the overall leadership and management of the IRC Kenya Program. The senior Field Coordinator leads IRCs response in Kakuma Field Site and is responsible for supporting, coordinating and supervising timely and high-quality program implementation, with a specific focus in ensuring the effective functioning of all the support functions of the program. Under the supervision of Deputy Director of Operations (DDO), the senior Field Coordinator will be responsible for the overall field coordination, program support, and field office management working in close collaboration with other members of the senior management team including the Country Director, Deputy Director of Program (DDP), Deputy Director Grants & Accountability, Finance Controller, Senior HR Coordinator, Technical Coordinators (Heath, WPE, Nutrition, Monitoring and evaluation Coordinator etc.). The Field Coordinator will be based in Kakuma and may travel to other field sites as and when is required required.

Responsibilities and specific tasks:

Field Office and Program Management

  • Oversee day-to-day implementation of all programs in the field site, providing constructive supervision to the program managers to implement, monitor, and evaluate work plans including monitoring & evaluation mechanisms as agreed with the Deputy Director Programs and in coordination with the IRC sector Technical Coordinators.
  • In close collaboration with relevant Technical Coordinator(s), lead the field-based teams in the development of new proposals and initiatives for the Kakuma field site in accordance with the country program strategic plan and IRC Strategic Action Plan 2020 framework.
  • Participate in the development of budgets for program proposals in conjunction with the grants and finance departments.
  • Ensure timely and quality program implementation, reporting, and monitoring.
  • Contribute to assessments, program design, and budgeting.
  • Ensure programs are in compliance with IRC, donor and national requirements

Grants Management and Reporting

  • In close coordination with the Grants department and the relevant Technical Coordinator(s), lead field-level Grants Opening, Mid-Term and Closing meetings.
  • Review operational aspects of internal and external reports from the field site and ensure timely submission as required
  • Lead review of Budget vs. Actual expenditure on a monthly basis with staff, ensuring timely and accurate feedback to the relevant Technical Coordinator(s) and the Grants, Finance and Supply Chain departments.
  • In collaboration with the Technical Coordinator(s) address any over/under expenditure issues through jointly developed corrective plans.

Monitoring & Evaluation

  • Ensure appropriate M&E activities are carried out regularly by program staff in all sectors (data collection & analysis, monitoring of project progress against established work plans, monitoring of established indicators and utilization of results to inform program (re-)design);
  • Support for Identifying gaps in M&E systems and make recommendations for improvements;

Strategic Planning

  • Support the integration of program activities to create coherent, quality and complimentary programming; Specific focus to ensure strong integration of program support functions with direct program related activities
  • Participate in workshops at field level to establish and monitor annual operating plans for the strategic plan;
  • Ensure that all project activities are consistent with established best practices and IRC's Program Framework principles.

Human Resource Management

  • Maintain open and professional relations with team members, promoting a strong team spirit and providing oversight and guidance to enable staff to successfully perform in their positions.
  • Ensure all staff in the field site know and understand IRCs Global and in-country HR Policies and the IRC Way Standards for Professional Conduct. Document and address breaches of policy and disciplinary issues in coordination with the Sr HR Coordinator in a professional manner and in line with the letter and spirit of the relevant policy.
  • Ensure the Performance Management cycle is implemented and documented timely for all staff in the field site. Ensure feedback from technical coordinators is sought and incorporated in performance management cycles of program managers and heads of department, including but not limited to technical performance and capacity building needs.
  • Provide direct supervision to the field site's HR lead, ensuring recruitment, staff orientation, and payroll preparation, leave management and exit management processes are carried out timely and in line with relevant policies and procedures.
  • Ensure that staff has capacity development plans in place based on documented capacity needs assessments exercise. Work with the appropriate technical resource (for example the Technical Coordinators) to achieve this

Finance and Supply Chain and ICT Management

  • In close coordination with the Finance department, lead the development and management of annual, comprehensive and inclusive field operating budgets.
  • Oversee the financial management of field office operations by the Program Managers, and the Finance staff, including cash management, issuing and tracking advances, ensuring complete and correct use of all finance forms; timely notice to Nairobi of cash transfer needs;
  • Ensure proper financial, supply chain and ICT management systems and control mechanisms are in place and adhered to in line with the IRC's global and in-country finance and supply chain policies.
  • Oversee the carrying out of supply chain support operations by Hagadera supply chain staff, including procurement (both local and through Nairobi), stock management, asset management, vehicle operations, equipment maintenance, and repair (including communications and computer equipment);
  • Provide supervision and leadership to the field site's finance and supply chain teams.
  • Review and ensure timely submission of monthly and annual finance and supply chain reports from the field site as required.

Security Management

  • Act as IRCs Security Focal Point for the field site.
  • Ensure all staff in the field site know and understand IRC Kakuma security regulations; Document and address breaches of policy and disciplinary issues in coordination with the Security Manager.
  • Monitor the Kakuma security situation, attend security meetings and inform the Security Manager, and SMT where appropriate, of developments through submission of accurate weekly and -where needed- ad-hoc security and incident reports.
  • Participate in the review and update of the country Security Management Plan.
  • Assist the Security Manager in developing field specific Contingency Plans, Medevac, Evacuation Plans and SOPs.
  • Assist the Security Manager with developing training plans for staff and conducting training.

Representation and Coordination

  • Represent the IRC with local government authorities (administrative, sectoral and security officials), non-state actors, UN agencies, NGOs, and donors at the field site level. Engage and or delegate to program staff for sector representation as appropriate.
  • Represent the IRC with beneficiaries and communities to encourage accountability to those we serve
  • Upon request by the Senior Management Team, organize and facilitate field visits for stakeholders interested in IRC's Kakuma response.
  • Coordinate IRC program activities with relevant officials and other humanitarian agencies;
  • Assist in the preparation of regular reports to keep partners and stakeholders informed of IRC's activities;
  • Draft reports and provides verbal updates to the Country Director.
  • Actively develop and maintain effective working relationships with key stakeholders at the county level including donors, government actors, local traditional leadership, beneficiary populations and their representatives, etc.

Key Working Relationships:

Position Reports to Deputy Director Operations

The position directly supervises Program Managers; HR lead; Finance Manager and Supply Chain departments in the field site.

Indirect Reporting: None; Direct supervisees have dotted lines to their Program/Technical Coordinators. Other Internal and/or external contacts:

Internal:

  • Country Director, Deputy Director Programs, Program Technical Coordinators (Health Services Co; Partnerships & Grants Co; Nutrition Co; WPE Co; M&E Co)

  • Finance Controller, Sr HR Co, Supply Chain Co, Security Manager

External:

  • Relevant other stakeholders e.g. NGOs UN bodies, local authorities non-state actors

Requirements:

  • Eight or more year's progressive management and leadership experience with an International NGO.
  • Masters Degree in management, International relation, development studies and MBA Bachelor's degree plus 10 years of relevant experience is Field or Humanitiarian sector will be required.
  • Experience managing country program teams with a diverse portfolio; knowledge of major donors (including USAID/OFDA/PRM, ECHO/EC, DFID, CBM , UN Agencies).
  • Strong background in Supply Chain, Logistics, Administration and program implementation
  • Experience in IT is strongly preferred.
  • Experience managing Security in a hostile environment.
  • Excellent leadership, people management, interpersonal and negotiation skills and a demonstrated ability to develop harmonious teams in a cross-cultural context.
  • Strong diplomatic skills. Ability to establish good working relationships with partners, donors and other stakeholders in a sensitive environment.
  • Strong computer skills including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
  • English fluency required.

Personal Characteristics:

  • Strong sense of personal integrity.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Strong supervisory skills.
  • Ability to multi-task.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Team spirit and problem-solving abilities.
  • Willingness to live and productively work in insecure, unstable and/or harsh environments
  • Flexibility and adaptability
  • Desire to learn
  • Cultural sensitivity

Standards of Professional Conduct: The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in the IRC Way – Code of Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Harassment-Free Workplace, Fiscal Integrity, Anti-Retaliation, Combating Trafficking in Persons and several others.

Gender Equality: IRC is committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our workforce including parental leave, gender-sensitive security protocols and other supportive benefits and allowances.

How to apply:

Please follow this link to apply: http://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=bmF0YWxpZS5hcGNhci41ODkxNy4zODMwQGlyY2NkLmFwbGl0cmFrLmNvbQ