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Kenya: Communication Interns, 3rd or 4th Year, fluent in English or Swahili

Organization: Action Network for the Disabled
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 31 Aug 2018

Action Network for the Disabled (ANDY) is a National Disabled Persons Organization (DPO) working at all levels of community with the involvement of persons with disabilities to bring about positive change. It was founded by and for Children and Youth with disabilities in Kenya. It has been in existence since 2003.

ABOUT NIKOEDUCATABLE!

Under the education pillar, ANDY is currently providing scholarships and wishes to scale up the scholarship fund so as to ensure there are more enrolments, retention and transition of children with disability to the next level and ultimately get quality education. The initiative also provides assistive devices such as wheelchairs and crutches for children with disability to ensure that they are able to comfortably attend classes; while modifying selected schools for them to be fully inclusive and be able to accommodate students with disabilities.

To advance this organization's education pillar, ANDY is looking for a 3 months non-paid Communications Volunteer (We are willing to have you for more months based on your performance) to increase the organization's visibility. This opportunity will provide you with practical experience, networking opportunities and at the end of the contract a recommendation letter.

ROLES:

  1. Draft and edit the organization's online articles and newsletters

  2. Represent the organization in different forums

  3. Generate ideas on how to increase the organization's visibility

  4. When necessary create brochures, posters, flyers etc to be used in social and conventional media

  5. Generate creative ideas for fundraising and assist in writing proposals

  6. Attend to any other duty assigned

QUALIFICATIONS & PREFERENCE:

We are looking for a third or fourth year College /University Student pursuing a communication related course.

The individual should at least dedicate 2-4 hours a week of which most of the activities (online) can be done from home or office.

We are looking for an individual who can grow with the organization, and is able to bring new ideas on how to propel it.

The individual should have great writing and editing skills

The individual should also be fluent in Kiswahili and English.

NB: Youth with Disabilities are our first priority.

How to apply:

INTERESTED ?

Drop your 1 page resume and 1 page motivational letter to jobs@andy.or.ke by 31st August 2018

Kenya: Road Design Engineer

Organization: UNOPS
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 25 Aug 2018

Background Information – Job-specific

General Background of Project/Assignment

The Somali Urban Investment Planning Project (SUIPP), financed by the WB managed Somali Multi-Partner Fund (MPF), is supporting the preparation of Feasibility Studies (FS) and Detailed Engineering Designs (DED) for urban roads across two cities of Somalia (Kismayo and Baidoa). The Project is currently under preparation for carrying out FS and DED for 30km of urban roads in Kismayo and 20km of urban roads in Baidoa. The FS and DEDs are soon to be undertaken by UNOPS. The civil works for the above infrastructure will be implemented in the proposed follow on Somali Urban Resilience Project (SURP).

Functional Responsibilities

The position of Road Design Engineer encompasses the following major functions:

  1. Supports the Project Manager in implementation of the Detailed Design work activities for the Project to ensure they are implemented in a timely manner and within budget;
  2. Investigation and detailed design of urban roads including the associated drainage system, footpaths, street lighting, intersections and any other details required for a complete design for the Project;
  3. Supports the Project Manager in Management of the preparation of Bid Documents for the follow on construction;
  4. Project Administration responsibilities;
  5. Maintain ongoing stakeholder liaison to ensure relevant stakeholder partners are fully and timely informed of and in agreement with the project activities.

Duties and Responsibilities for the Road design Engineer
The duties and responsibilities for the position are as follows:-

  1. Under the guidance of the Project Manager, the Road Design Engineer will manage the project activities for the detailed design for a total of 50km of urban roads in Kismayo (30km) and Baidoa (20km) to ensure they are implemented in a timely manner and within budget;
  2. Develop work plan for the detailed design work and budget, (overall project and monthly);
  3. Support the Project Manager in management of the project budgets against agreed targets;
  4. Facilitate and guide the Project Team based international and local project staff in development and delivery of annual work plans and budget;
  5. Supports the Project Manager in Management of day to day operations associated with the design work, management, implementation and coordination;
  6. Coordination of the delivery of the project;
  7. Supports the Project Manager in management of external experts and supporting suppliers for the purposes of delivering the programme to the highest standard;
  8. Maintain a good relationship with stakeholders throughout the project implementation phase;

i. Investigation and detailed design of urban roads

a) Review feasibility scope of works in liaison with the Project Manager that will also be implemented at the same time as detailed design work taking into consideration the existing Infrastructure and transport policies and priorities, and the relevant communities and stakeholders concerns;

b) Prepare, investigate and design the methodology and criteria required to implement the design component;

c) Under the guidance of the Project Manager, The Road Design Engineer supervises the Design of all road infrastructure works including, culverts, intersections and crossings, drainage systems, footpaths, street lighting and other works

d) Guide road design engineers and other technical team members;

e) Design and development of roads maintenance systems (O&M Plan) through a consultative process targeting key stakeholders involvement;

Ensure accurate identification of targeted beneficiaries

ii. Supports in management of the preparation of Bid Documents

a) Prepare contract specifications, drawings, bills of quantities and engineers estimate;

b) Design quality control systems and procedures

c) Respond to technical queries from the Municipalities as required;

iii. Project Administration responsibilities

a) Assist the Project Manager to manage all engineering and contractual activities related to the Detailed Design work;

b) Assist the Project Manager to Manage project staff and contractors;

c) Certification of the design works, variations and contractor’s contract relating to monthly progress claims

d) Evaluate feedback from clients and partners to improve project implementation

e) Coordinate and supervise training activities that may be implemented for capacity building of the Municipalities;

f) Maintain ongoing stakeholder liaison to ensure relevant stakeholder partners are fully and timely informed of and in agreement with the project activities

g) Work with WB and key stakeholders to ensure awareness of the progress of the Project in liaison with the Project Manager;

h) Develop effective information, education and communication (IEC) materials for public awareness of the Project in liaison with the Project Manager;

i) Maintain good relationships with stakeholders throughout the project.

j) Participate in the Municipalities and WB progress meetings;

iv. Most challenging duties typically undertaken

a) Engaging with the Somali Government stakeholders and minimising political interference;

b) The urban roads project for Kismayo and Baidoa is perhaps one of the most highly political component currently for the WB in development of Somalia, largely because of the high interest form the Government and Donor community during ongoing discussion in the Infrastructure Practice Working groups (IPWG) and the possibility of future funding;

c) The position is to work alongside the UNOPS Feasibility Study project team headed by the UNOPS Project Manager to ensure that synergies are identified and strengthened to ensure maximum benefits across both project components are fully realized;

d) Given the project will only focus on about 8 roads in each Municipality for Kismayo and Baidoa, as opposed to need for developing most of the roads in each town, the duties will involve facilitating and managing relationship between government stakeholders and non-government stakeholders as to why only 8 roads are covered under the project. This is a key challenge for the position to ensure that communities around the selected road understand the prioritisation process and that it was not influenced by political relationships and to ensure the purpose of the project is successfully achieved.

e) Diversity of tasks requiring a range of different skills and flexibility to be able to implement the project within the WB specified timeframe of 6 months.
Deliverables

Detailed engineering drawings 30km for Kismayo and 20km for Baidoa for construction, bid documents, BOQ, Engineers Estimate and capacity Building of the Municipalities.

Education

  • Master's Degree in engineering or related field is required.
  • Bachelor Degree in civil engineering or related field with an additional 2 years of relevant work experience may be accepted in lieu of the education requirements outlined above.

Experience

  • Minimum of 5 years experience in engineering or related field is required
  • Experience in road design and/or urban development infrastructure projects is required
  • At least 1 year of work experience in Somalia;
  • Skills in engineering, transportation-road, report writing, infrastructure engineering design and geographical exposure are essential.

Languages

  • Full working knowledge of English is essential.

Competencies

Strategic Perspective; Develops and implements sustainable business strategies, thinks long term and externally in order to positively shape the organization. Anticipates and perceives the impact and implications of future decisions and activities on other parts of the organization.**(for levels IICA-2, IICA-3, LICA Specialist- 10, LICA Specialist-11, NOC, NOD, P3, P4 and above)**

  • Integrity and Inclusion: Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and encourages others to do the same. Upholds organizational and ethical norms. Maintains high standards of trustworthiness. Role model for diversity and inclusion.
  • Leading Self and Others: Acts as a positive role model contributing to the team spirit. Collaborates and supports the development of others. For people managers only: Acts as positive leadership role model, motivates, directs and inspires others to succeed, utilizing appropriate leadership styles.
  • Partnering: Demonstrates understanding of the impact of own role on all partners and always puts the end beneficiary first. Builds and maintains strong external relationships and is a competent partner for others (if relevant to the role).
  • Results Orientation: Efficiently establishes an appropriate course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a goal. Actions lead to total task accomplishment through concern for quality in all areas. Sees opportunities and takes the initiative to act on them. Understands that responsible use of resources maximizes our impact on our beneficiaries.
  • Agility: Open to change and flexible in a fast paced environment. Effectively adapts own approach to suit changing circumstances or requirements. Reflects on experiences and modifies own behavior. Performance is consistent, even under pressure. Always pursues continuous improvements.
  • Solution Focused: Evaluates data and courses of action to reach logical, pragmatic decisions. Takes an unbiased, rational approach with calculated risks. Applies innovation and creativity to problem-solving.
  • Effective Communication: Expresses ideas or facts in a clear, concise and open manner. Communication indicates a consideration for the feelings and needs of others. Actively listens and proactively shares knowledge. Handles conflict effectively, by overcoming differences of opinion and finding common ground.

Additional Considerations

  • Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
  • Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be notified.
  • Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Work life harmonization – UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands. We have a progressive policy on work-life harmonization and offer several flexible working options. This policy applies to UNOPS personnel on all contract types
  • For staff positions only, UNOPS reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level than the advertised level of the post
  • The incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS.

It is the policy of UNOPS to conduct background checks on all potential recruits/interns.
Recruitment/internship in UNOPS is contingent on the results of such checks.

Contract type, level and duration

Contract type: Local Individual Contractor Agreement
Contract level: LICA 10
Contract duration: Open ended

For more details about the ICA contractual modality, please follow this link:
https://www.unops.org/english/Opportunities/job-opportunities/what-we-offer/Pages/Individual-Contractor-Agreements.aspx

Background Information – UNOPS

UNOPS supports the successful implementation of its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. Our mission is to serve people in need by expanding the ability of the United Nations, governments and other partners to manage projects, infrastructure and procurement in a sustainable and efficient manner.

A flexible structure and global reach means that we can quickly respond to our partners' needs, while offering the benefits of economies of scale.

Working with us

UNOPS offers short- and long-term work opportunities in diverse and challenging environments across the globe. We are looking for creative, results-focused professionals with skills in a range of disciplines.

Diversity

With over 4,000 UNOPS personnel and approximately 7,000 personnel recruited on behalf of UNOPS partners spread across 80 countries, our workforce represents a wide range of nationalities and cultures. We promote a balanced, diverse workforce — a strength that helps us better understand and address our partners’ needs, and continually strive to improve our gender balance through initiatives and policies that encourage recruitment of qualified female candidates.

East Africa Hub
Located in Nairobi, Kenya, the East Africa Hub manages a growing portfolio of engagements, including associated strategic and operational risks. The East Africa sub-region currently consists of an established Operation Centre in South Sudan and a portfolio of engagements managed by the Kenya based East Africa Hub office. This includes primarily transactional projects in partnership with the Nairobi based UN Agencies UN-Habitat and UNEP, and multiple ‘operational’ projects in Somalia, Tanzania, Burundi, Uganda, Kenya and several island states.
Work life harmonization

UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands. We have a progressive policy on work-life harmonization and offer several flexible working options. This policy applies to UNOPS personnel on all contract types.

How to apply:

Click on below link to apply for the position

https://jobs.unops.org/Pages/ViewVacancy/VADetails.aspx?id=16218

Kenya: Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning Intern

Organization: Trócaire
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 27 Aug 2018

Trócaire envisages a just world where people’s dignity is ensured, where rights are respected and basic needs are met, where there is equity in the sharing of resources and where people are free to be the authors of their own development.

Trócaire is the official development agency of the Catholic Church in Ireland and has been working in Kenya for over thirty years. Currently Trócaire operates in informal settlements of Nairobi and Nakuru and in the ASAL Counties of Turkana, Baringo, Tharaka Nithi, Embu and Kitui and is implementing work in three key programme areas: Resilience and Humanitarian; Women’s Empowerment; Accountable Governance and Resource Rights.

Trocaire is recruiting a MEAL Intern to provide support to the MEAL manager in ensuring quality of programme and project design, implementation, reporting, learning and communication for Trócaire Kenya.

The MEAL intern will work under the guidance and supervision of the MEAL Manager.

The key roles and responsibility of the intern will be:

· Assist Programme Managers and partners in developing monitoring and evaluation systems, plans, methodologies and tools that capture relevant quantitative and qualitative data on project and programme results and impact.

· Assist Programme Managers and partners in the implementation of MEAL plans and tools.

· Assist Programme Managers in the compilation of Annual Programme Reviews and updated results frameworks

· Contribute to building staff and partner capacity on results-oriented programming, data collection, analysis and management

· Support the tracking of status of accomplishment of deliverables, based on set project/programme targets.

· Support the validation of data in all reporting templates monthly for all programmes

· Work with partners to ensure that numbers are captured e.g. targeting criteria (during mobilisation and field activities etc)

· Ensure that M &E tools are being used capture diversified info – gender, disability etc

· Ensure that project data is fed into databases (Kobo and Excel) accurately and according to a data calendar within deadlines.

· Perform rigorous data cleaning and field-level error reconciliations (Data Quality checks), jointly with the program team to ensure that the data sitting in the program data base is of integrity

· Participate in data reviews and narrative report reviews at multiple levels (partner, community and Trocaire).

·**Qualifications, Attributes and Other requirements specific to the role**

· Graduate degree in a directly related field, e.g. development studies, project management, operational research, statistics etc.

· At least 1 years’ experience working in the development sector, MEAL/programme management role.

Skills and Experience

· Knowledge of the principles and current approaches to MEAL, using both quantitative and qualitative methods, in all stages of programme cycle management.

· A good understanding of Ms Excel, Ms word, and other data management and reporting software.

Experience of designing and use of digital data collection systems is an advantage

· Demonstrated understanding and ability to work with and strengthen capacity of local partner organisations.

· Good understanding of institutional donor contract management

· Excellent knowledge of the key issues and trends in the development sector as a whole, especially as they pertain to Kenya.

· Strong data collection, analytical and reporting skills

· Ability to work both independently and in a team.

· Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and Kiswahili

· Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and oral

·**Qualities**

· A sensitive and patient approach to advising and mentoring of partners

· Dynamic and willing to take initiative

· A team player but also willing and able to work with minimal supervision

· Capacity to be flexible and adaptable to changing contexts and priorities

· Empathy with and commitment to the principles of Catholic social teaching. ·

Experience of working with marginalised rural and urban communities.

How to apply:

For detailed Job Description, requirements and details of the positions, interested applicants should visit and apply through https://trocaire.workable.com/ by 23rd August 2018 .Prospective applicants must be committed to safeguarding children and adults against all forms of exploitation and abuse by signing Trócaire’s Safeguarding Policy.

Kenya: Roads Engineer (Retainer)

Organization: UNOPS
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 22 Aug 2018

Background Information – Job-specific

UNOPS plays a critical role in providing management services for our life-saving, peace-building, humanitarian and development operations. "I have seen many examples of how these activities help suffering people in troubled parts of the world.”-Ban Ki-moon, United Nations Secretary-General.

The United Nations Office for Project Services’ (UNOPS) mission is to expand the capacity of the UN system and its partners to implement peace building, humanitarian and development operations that matter for people in need.

UNOPS mandate is to act as a project delivery platform for UN system agencies, funds and programmes, international and regional financial institutions, intergovernmental organizations, donor and recipient governments, and non-profit non-governmental organizations. As a self-financing entity within the UN system, UNOPS must ensure that the projects it delivers meet client expectations in terms of cost, quality and time, while at the same time ensuring that these projects collectively meet a broader array of success criteria.
UNOPS is committed to achieving a truly diverse workforce.

East Africa Hub (EAH)

UNOPS EAH helps partners achieve their project goals in sectors including: governance, education, health, he environment, grant management and rural development.

UNOPS East Africa Hub (EAH) has over twenty years of experience working in East Africa, including large scale infrastructure projects. With a flexible and responsive presence throughout the region, UNOPS is able to scale up rapidly, through various mechanisms into high risk areas which have proven to be beneficial to partners.

EAH has its own Design Services Unit (DSU) which consists of design production office and engineering project management cell, consisting of Civil, Structural, M&E Engineers, Architects, Design Associates and Quantity Surveyors. The DSU carries out low risk engineering works and building structures. This generally involves concept designs, feasibility studies and low/medium risk designs that include buildings of up to 2 stories in height (as per the UNOPS design planning manual) and civil works that may include using standard designs of structures for rural roads. High risk building and structure designs are outsourced to specialist design firms.

Purpose and Scope of Assignment

Under the overall supervision of the Design Services Unit Manager, Roads Engineer will give his/her technical expertise as required to manage and co-ordinate any designs assigned and related documentation works. The consultant will be requested to work from home and be prepared to travel to any site in or around the countries under EAH as required and comply with UNDSS requirements.

Functional Responsibilities

Under the guidance of Design Services Unit Manager, the Roads Engineer will be required to undertake the following tasks:

  • Assist to carry out engineering design of roads and other structures according to the client’s design requirement and as per applicable international/local standards and codes of practices

  • Assist in Preparing comprehensive design documentation that include design briefs, specifications, design reports, drawings, bill of quantities and any other documents that address specific clients and stakeholder requirements when necessary.

  • Work closely with the Design Services Unit Manager, other Engineers, Quantity Surveyors and architects in the planning of projects, scheduling of tasks and developing an integrated design.

  • Responsible for timely delivery of the expected outputs for review by Design Unit Manager.

  • Act as the responsible focal point for the specific projects she/he provides support and guidance, and assists in resolving site problems, as necessary.

  • Assist in monitoring delivery of services design documents. Highlight possible none or late delivery prior to the event.

  • Assist in Carrying out site inspections, site supervision, site investigations, technical reviews and assessments to gather field data and design information as required.

  • Assist in the development of specifications, procedures and QA/QC protocols when required.

  • Proactively assist the Design Unit Manager in managing the design projects, ensuring that they meet the high standards expected by UNOPS, while delivering the program within its time and budget constraints.

  • Carry out research and identify appropriate technologies/techniques/designs that can be incorporated in the project design.

  • Assist in reviewing and certifying design documentation as a third party independent body when required.

  • Maintenance of project documentation

  • Perform any other duties as may be requested by the Design Services Unit Manager.
    **
    Monitoring and Progress Controls**

Planning and documentation for future projects including activities such as;

  • Estimations and evaluations.
  • Producing Bill of Quantities / Specifications / Drawings.
  • Surveys.
  • Needs assessments

Final Product

Project design and construction quality is high, observing all local/international and UN standards applicable and all relevant health and safety procedures are adhered to.

Education

  • Bachelor Degree in Civil Engineering from an accredited university is required
  • Advanced Degree in Roads Engineering from an accredited university is desirable

Experience

  • Minimum 4 years’ experience in Roads Engineering Design and implementation.
  • Candidates with experience working on international/local projects in conflict/disaster prone areas are preferred.
  • Skills in Infrastructure- roads are essential

Languages

  • Full working knowledge of English is essential.

Competencies

  • Integrity and Inclusion: Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and encourages others to do the same. Upholds organizational and ethical norms. Maintains high standards of trustworthiness. Role model for diversity and inclusion.
  • Leading Self and Others: Acts as a positive role model contributing to the team spirit. Collaborates and supports the development of others. For people managers only: Acts as positive leadership role model, motivates, directs and inspires others to succeed, utilizing appropriate leadership styles.
  • Partnering: Demonstrates understanding of the impact of own role on all partners and always puts the end beneficiary first. Builds and maintains strong external relationships and is a competent partner for others (if relevant to the role).
  • Results Orientation: Efficiently establishes an appropriate course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a goal. Actions lead to total task accomplishment through concern for quality in all areas. Sees opportunities and takes the initiative to act on them. Understands that responsible use of resources maximizes our impact on our beneficiaries.
  • Agility: Open to change and flexible in a fast paced environment. Effectively adapts own approach to suit changing circumstances or requirements. Reflects on experiences and modifies own behavior. Performance is consistent, even under pressure. Always pursues continuous improvements.
  • Solution Focused: Evaluates data and courses of action to reach logical, pragmatic decisions. Takes an unbiased, rational approach with calculated risks. Applies innovation and creativity to problem-solving.
  • Effective Communication: Expresses ideas or facts in a clear, concise and open manner. Communication indicates a consideration for the feelings and needs of others. Actively listens and proactively shares knowledge. Handles conflict effectively, by overcoming differences of opinion and finding common ground.

Additional Considerations

  • Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
  • Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be notified.
  • Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Work life harmonization – UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands. We have a progressive policy on work-life harmonization and offer several flexible working options. This policy applies to UNOPS personnel on all contract types
  • For staff positions only, UNOPS reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level than the advertised level of the post
  • The incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS.

It is the policy of UNOPS to conduct background checks on all potential recruits/interns.
Recruitment/internship in UNOPS is contingent on the results of such checks.

Contract type, level and duration

Background Information – UNOPS

UNOPS is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. Our mission is to help people build better lives and countries achieve sustainable development.

UNOPS areas of expertise cover infrastructure, procurement, project management, financial management and human resources.

Working with us

UNOPS offers short- and long-term work opportunities in diverse and challenging environments across the globe. We are looking for creative, results-focused professionals with skills in a range of disciplines.

Diversity

With over 4,000 UNOPS personnel and approximately 7,000 personnel recruited on behalf of UNOPS partners spread across 80 countries, our workforce represents a wide range of nationalities and cultures. We promote a balanced, diverse workforce — a strength that helps us better understand and address our partners’ needs, and continually strive to improve our gender balance through initiatives and policies that encourage recruitment of qualified female candidates.

Work life harmonization

UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands.**East Africa Hub** Located in Nairobi, Kenya, the East Africa Hub manages a growing portfolio of engagements, including associated strategic and operational risks. The East Africa sub-region currently consists of an established Operation Centre in South Sudan and a portfolio of engagements managed by the Kenya based East Africa Hub office. This includes primarily transactional projects in partnership with the Nairobi based UN Agencies UN-Habitat and UNEP, and multiple ‘operational’ projects in Somalia, Tanzania, Burundi, Uganda, Kenya and several island states.

How to apply:

Click below link to apply for this position

https://jobs.unops.org/Pages/ViewVacancy/VADetails.aspx?id=16201

Kenya: Request for Proposal – Consultancy for the Provision of Digital Marketing and Management Services

Organization: World Animal Protection
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 20 Aug 2018

Background

World Animal Protection World Animal Protection, formerly World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA), is a global animal welfare organization with nearly fifty (50) years’ experience in safeguarding the lives of animals around the world. Our vision is “A world where animals live free from suffering” and we work to end the suffering of animals around the world through strategic campaigning and by providing evidence based lasting solutions. We aim at putting animal welfare on the global agenda and demonstrate that what is good for animals is good for the world. One of our campaign areas is Better Lives for Dogs campaign through which the organization intends to transform the welfare of dogs through Responsible Dog Ownership.

Key objectives of the consultancy
i. To develop and implement a high octane Digital Marketing Strategy that addresses engagement and conversions through our website in four specific campaigns; Better Lives For Dogs, Animals in Farming, Animals in Disaster and Animals in the Wild. The conversation will be driven specifically through our website.
ii. Design, develop and execute a compelling digital campaign that will bring in at least 20,000 new supporters on our platforms.
iii. To create and execute digital advertisements to increase engagement and conversions through our social media channels and the website leading to petition and pledge sign ups. The target for petition sign ups within the three months is 20,000 new sign ups.
iv. To create new and focused digital content for use during the user journeys. This content will be channeled through Marketo (Email Interface through our weekly newsletter), Facebook (Number of posts per day will be agreed upon), Instagram and You Tube Pages. The consultant will curate, develop, advise and promote this content.
v. To carry out an audit of our social media channels and website to identify the challenges and opportunities to grow our reach, increase brand awareness and drive supporters (followers to take action)

Description of the Assignment
World Animal Protection uses social media to create lasting change for animals. We use social media Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube to drive high engagement and conversions through our Website. To effectively achieve this, we are looking for a Digital Agency with experience in developing digital campaigns to drive our digital work through effective social media buying, targeting and content delivery.

The agency will be tasked to;
i. Carry out a social media and website audit to identify the challenges and opportunities to inform the digital strategy and future online initiatives. The audit will be done in the first two weeks in September ahead of the campaigns launch.
ii. Develop and implement a high octane Digital Marketing Strategy that will ensure high engagement and conversions through our social media channels to the website.
iii. Develop an online design/prototype for our local Animals in Farming petition landing page. This should be informed by our website structure and the opportunity to maximise on our website visitors for conversion.
iv. Curate and develop content for our engagement supporter newsletter. This content will be sent out weekly to during the campaigns period. (September to November).
v. Develop high quality multimedia content for our different channels aligned to the different campaign areas. These comprise but not limited to animations, GIFs, messages and short videos.
vi. Promote and integrate our SMS platform to prompt more people to sign petitions and continue to be active supporters by moving them through the supporter cycle.
vii. Develop a content testing plan to inform what works for our active audiences.
viii. Link World Animal Protection to animal welfare social media influencers in Africa and use them to influence online campaigns in the next three months.
ix. Work closely with the organization digital team to run integrated paid search web and social media campaigns for the campaigns mentioned to create engagement and conversions.
x. Provide recommendations and execute steps for new keyword opportunities to be used during SEO optimization, social media campaigns structuring, targeting, copy, and other aspects of paid search and social media paid advertisement.
xi. Provide optimization and performance evaluation to achieve better results for the campaigns in target.
xii. Generate regular reports for all major metrics, goals tracking, and other paid search initiatives.
xiii. Provide a weekly comprehensive report on the campaign progress.
xiv. Provide recommendations to World Animal Protection to test new digital acquisition strategies
xv. Design, launch and publicize a petition with a target of 20,000 signatures over the three months period.

Duration and Timeline of Consultancy
The duration of this assignment is September – November 2018

How to apply:

For details on the complete Request for Proposal (RFP), the scope of the consultancy, and how to apply, follow this link to our website: https://www.worldanimalprotection.or.ke/jobs-and-internships

Kenya: Consultancy – To Supply a SMS Platform, with Short Code, Bulk SMS Hosting, and Maintenance, Support and Training

Organization: World Animal Protection
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 20 Aug 2018

Background

World Animal Protection is a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) working in Africa and across the world to protect animals. World Animal Protection works in four thematic areas; Animals in Farming, Animals in Communities; Animals in Disasters and Wildlife. We advocate and campaign for animal welfare; a world where animals live free, a life without cruelty and suffering. World Animal Protection seeks IT firm/Company to develop, install, supply, host, maintain, and support a short code and bulk SMS platform to develop supporter leads (via subscription and call to action), promote reporting on animal welfare issues, and allow mass broadcast of animal welfare related information.

Purpose of the SMS Platform
World Animal Protection runs a series of campaigns and direct programmes in several Africa countries including Kenya, Sierra Leone, Ethiopia, Uganda, Tanzania (Zanzibar), and Ivory Coast. The SMS platform will be the main key connector for World Animal Supporters.

The SMS Platform will enable World Animal Protection to achieve the following;

a) Expand our network of supporters/activists through subscriptions and sign ups to our toll-free number
b) Enable World Animal Protection to send out related information intended to raise awareness across the four thematic areas i.e can send SMS starting with the word Rabies, El Nino etc
c) Generate call to action (A SMS that prompts people to respond to action. i.e once they subscribe they can take action via SMs.. i.e can answer a series of questions. Tell your Governor Dog’s Lives Matter, sign up to petitions on the website.
d) Enable World Animal Protection to do mass broadcast in certain countries by giving us access to the mobile numbers in that country.

Geographical Scope of the SMS Platform
Kenya and Sierra Leone with provision to roll out in three more countries in the next three years.

Portfolio of the Company
a) At least 5 years’ experience in development of SMS-based platforms and carrying out focused
campaigns. Should possess strong working knowledge of public engagement;
c) Proven experience of running campaigns and generate calls to action via SMS
d) Demonstrated analytical and research skills with SMS
e) Knowledge and capability to engage key local public audiences who are important in decision-making on sustainable energy issues in the target countries.

Requirements for submission
a) A technical proposal detailing the methodology and work-plan to be followed to perform the task
b) Financial proposal detailing your professional fees (State if tax inclusive)
c) Demonstrate your capacity to undertake the task and provide reference as appropriate.
e) Support documentation e.g. registration, tax registration certificates.
f) Any other information that may be useful for reference may be cited and later provided if requested
g) Furnish World Animal Protection with references for their work
h) Have licensing from Authorized government agency as a Telco

How to apply:

For details on the complete Terms of Reference (ToRs), the scope of the consultancy, and how to apply, follow this link to our website: https://www.worldanimalprotection.or.ke/jobs-and-internships

Kenya: Request for Proposal – Consultancy to Develop and Implement Creative Plan and Events for Farming Week

Organization: World Animal Protection
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 20 Aug 2018

Background to World Animal Protection

We are active in more than 50 countries. From our offices around the world, we work with local partners, animal welfare organisations, businesses and governments. We help people to find practical ways to prevent animal suffering worldwide. We collaborate with national governments and we have formal relationships with international bodies including the Food and Agriculture Organization, the United Nations Environment Programme, the Council of Europe and the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE). We seek national and international policy change to improve the lives of millions of animals, because animal protection is a fundamental part of a sustainable future.

Scope of Requirement

World Animal Protection has set October as the month of the BIG arming Push. The October Farming Push is intended to raise awareness on the plight of farmed animals in Africa – with a special focus on pigs and chickens. The intended audience for this work is key industry players, value chain actors, governments and the public (consumers) who we believe have the biggest power to make change for farm animals. We will engage these audiences through mainstream and social media platforms, conferences, workshops and exhibitions in the hope of them taking meaningful action to ensure farm animals. We have also identified popular culture – Art, music and poetry a key driver of our campaigns- We shall build on our earlier partnership with Kenya Cultural Center to reach out and work with the performers on this aspect.

About this Consultancy

The nature of this consultancy is three –fold. At the first level, the creative agency will develop the creative concepts, messaging and a communication pathway for the Farming Week in Africa.

At the second level, the creative agency in consultation with World Animal Protection will execute and implement the creative components for the successful completion of the Farming Week by applying the creatives to successful overall feel of the

At the third level, the Creative Agency will organise and promote all on-ground work activities including identifying and working with creative artists, puppeteers in close collaboration with the Kenya National Theatre.

1. Development of creative concepts and communication pathways for the Farming Week Campaign

At this level, the successful bidder will develop a comprehensive creative strategy with messages and concepts for use during World Animal Protection Farming Week. This creative work should stagger around the following topical days World Farm Animal Day, World Animal Food Day, World Egg Day and World Food Day. The locations of the work are Nairobi, Kisumu and Uganda- Kampala.

The creative components should promote uptake of behaviour and attitudinal change that will deliver a positive change for farm animals among the target audience. The creative components should leverage uptake of the key actions by policy makers, consumers especially around transportation and use of AMR.

The scope of the consultancy will, therefore, entail generation of an Africa-centric communication theme for the entire campaign as well as specific messages for target groups.

World Animal Protection anticipates that the successful consultant will use a participatory, consensus building process to interrogate barriers and involve creative messaging and material development process that involves stakeholders and beneficiaries. The consultant will develop a comprehensive plan to mobilize all sectors of society to promote and increase adoption of positive behaviour for pig farming, anchored on demand by pig consumers to pig processors and producers to guarantee higher animal welfare for farmed pigs.

Specifically, the consultant will;

  1. Review reports of recent studies and isolate relevant knowledge, attitude and practice issues around Farm animals in relation to consumer’s attitudes and beliefs across Africa.

  2. Organize and facilitate strategy and message development workshop focusing on various farm animal issues.

  3. Develop concepts and rationale for IEC materials around the Farming Week Campaign.

  4. Develop creative concepts for assortment of campaign materials and related IEC materials.

  5. Develop sharp and focused messaging that will drive traffic to our website and influence media

  6. Leverage on their media network to get the media to profile and hook on the campaign.

  7. Pilot test the materials and messages developed in local languages

2. Generate and develop media materials for the Campaign In this level, the creative agency will implement and execute the communication concepts by actualising them to the feel and impact of the campaign. The creative Agency will also execute on-ground communication pathways including on air, online and offline communication activities. The Creative Agency will also deliver on the communication asks (informed by part one of this consultancy) during the Farming Week.

  1. Organise and Promote Close Collaboration with Artists and Performers For the Artistic on -Ground Activations

At this level, the Creative Agency will work and coordinate all performers, artists and poets during the Farming public dialogue at the Kenya National Theatre. Specifically, the successful bidder will;

a) Identify the artists and performers to work with

b) Organise trainings with performers and World Animal Protection

c) Adjudicate and judge the competition this will entail developing rationale and performance indicators for the artists

d) Monitor and capacity build the performers ensuring that they continue the work even after the one month.

e) Pay any perdiem, performance fees and transport and related logistics to the performers.

In Summary, the Creative Agency will;

i. Step down IEC materials and creative concepts from our international office to fit local context and structure..

ii. Generate creative concepts for the necessary IEC materials including banners, print outs, info packs for the campaign upto to World Animal Day and related events.

iii. Deliver, graphic design and desktop publishing concepts and ideas.

iv. Execute the concepts through delivering of agreed IEC materials

v. Identify and position communication materials in premium media

vi. Work with World Animal World Protection and her partners to develop a newspaper supplement for the media profiling and leveraging (World Animal Protection will pay for the supplement directly to the media house) please do not quote for this.

vii. Identify and book appropriate media houses for Talk Shows (World Animal Protection will pay directly – do not quote for this)

viii. Collect Bio data and profile from the participants of this and other events event

ix. Organise related public appearances at World Animal Protection related events.

x. Coordinate – transport and logistics for the press and related media people

xi. Develop short video coverage from the event

xii. Take photography, video and necessary stills and footage at the World Animal Day and related events.

xiii. Cut to tape and develop web- based presentations for the website

xiv. Generate leads for coverage and progression

xv. Manage media logistics

Post Milestones Activities

Post the event the Creative Agency will deliver the following;

a) Collate information and data generating from the event for future contacts

b) Develop a best practice report in anticipation of forthcoming events

Deliverables:

The deliverables for this assignment will include:

i. A draft inception report covering consultant’s interpretation of the TOR and approach.

ii. Assorted draft creative concepts

iii. Thumbnail messages

iv. Initial drafts of opinion pieces and creative pieces for publicatios in the media and influential journals.

v. List of participants and attendees of the various events.

vi. Final messages and materials in both soft and hard copies ready for bulk printing.

1. Expected Profile of the Consultant(s)

Minimum qualification requirements:

  1. Relevant work experience related to creatives for farming systems.
  2. Proven record in developing comprehensive Creative Systems strategies, with particular focus on farming systems.
  3. Prior experience of working in a multi-stakeholder environment including community groups, local and international NGOs, the media and multi-level government structures;
  4. Demonstrated analytical and strategic planning skills;
  5. Sound knowledge of animal welfare issues in a development context;
  6. A demonstrated ability to write concise consultancy reports.
  7. A recognized university Master’s Degree in, communication/journalism, Veterinary, Ethology or related social science discipline;

How to apply:

For details on the complete Request for Proposal (RFP), the scope of the consultancy, and how to apply, follow this link to our website: https://www.worldanimalprotection.or.ke/jobs-and-internships

Kenya: Business Analytics Specialist

Organization: UNOPS
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 21 Aug 2018

United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

Background Information – Job-specific

The United Nations Support Office in Somalia (UNSOS), under the overall umbrella of the Information and Communication Technology Division (ICTD) of the Department of Field Support (DFS), requires the capacity to address the resource intensive and specialized tasks related to readiness for deployment of the Umoja Extension 2 projects, pilot roll out of demand planning and track and trace functionalities and the improvements to the Foundation and Umoja Extension 1 functionalities.

UNSOS through this agreement, aims to establish a small technical support team in Nairobi with the following objectives and end state:

* Support with continuing issues related GDP through users’ support, on the job training and engaging with the appropriate stakeholders; the establishment of business intelligence capacity in data sourcing, data quality audit and governance; the development and roll out mission BI tools, and providing SAP expertise for the mission’s involvement in the TAG and the pilot activities for UE2 Demand Planning and track and trace functionalities.

* 70 SAP users in Mogadishu, Nairobi and Mombasa receive support and on the job training through UNOPS team on how to effectively process transactions using GDP rolled out functionalities; business intelligence unit in UNSOS has produced and distributed a set of daily, weekly, and monthly supply chain end to end performance metrics tools and reports; 5 staff in the quality assurance unit have been trained in the requisite Umoja modules to facility quality management; 15 warehousing staff have been trained and provided daily support through UNOPS expertise in SAP and Warehousing on how to effectively plan, execute, monitor and control physical warehouse activities enabled by Umoja from initiation through completion ensuring data accuracy and timeliness; Mission’s UE2 pilot and deployment activities have been properly planned, scheduled and completed on time in adherence to DFS overall UE2 deployment schedule of activities.

* UNSOS, as pilot site, will strengthened the effectiveness and efficiency in using Umoja foundation and GDP deployed functionalities, successfully achieve UE2 piloting objectives and subsequently achieve a successful roll out of Phase 2 and Phase 3 of UE2 with appropriate change management and training programme.

Functional Responsibilities
Under the overall supervision of UNOPS Senior Programme Manager or designated officer and within delegated authority, the incumbent will directly work with UNSOS teams and will be required to perform the following duties.

  • Perform Project Management activities;
  • Create technical documentation and provide end user training and documentation, as required;
  • Contribute to the tracking and reporting times and efforts invested on the assigned tasks;
  • Provide assistance in developing, deploying, and managing mission support management's data collection and analytics-based reporting solutions to provide actionable intelligence to mission senior management team and to mission support unit and section chiefs.
  • Provide support to the implementation of BI in UNSOS to include elements such as the delivery of standard and ad hoc reports, dashboards.
  • Interact with, support, and consult with all UNSOS Pillars' Sections /Units to define key performance indicators, standard and ad-hoc reports that enable business decision.
  • Assist in coordination of business and scope analysis, gathering of requirements and documentation, preliminary system analysis, data cleansing and enrichment, migration, and change management initiatives;
  • Assist in day to day operations and additional front loading preparatory technical and business process re-engineering and integration within the scope of overall UE2 for UNSOS;

  • Provide SAP assistance for the mission’s involvement in the Technical Advisory Group (TAG) and the pilot activities for UE2 Demand Planning and track and trace functionalities;

  • Support in enforcing known policies, procedures, and compliance requirements that improve the overall operation and effectiveness of the Business Intelligence unit•

  • Build procedures to extract, transform and load non-Umoja data where required to enrich data retrieved from the existing Umoja Business Intelligence (BI) system.

  • Participate in the coordination between clients and Umoja BI to identify existing reporting assets and resolve any issues therein.

  • Assess Business Intelligence (BI) training needs; identify, design and coordinate the delivery of BI training programs to staff at all levels.

  • Support the delivery of both certified and focused functional business intelligence training workshops to UNSOS.

  • Undertake to provide functional and technical support for Umoja business intelligence related matters.

  • Perform other ICT related duties as required;**Impact of Results**
    The expected impact will be enhanced, efficient solutions as part of overall UE2 and pertinent BI deliverables for UNSOS.

Competencies

Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and encourages others to do the same. Upholds organizational and ethical norms. Maintains high standards of trustworthiness. Role model for diversity and inclusion.

Acts as a positive role model contributing to the team spirit. Collaborates and supports the development of others. For people managers only: Acts as positive leadership role model, motivates, directs and inspires others to succeed, utilizing appropriate leadership styles.

Demonstrates understanding of the impact of own role on all partners and always puts the end beneficiary first. Builds and maintains strong external relationships and is a competent partner for others (if relevant to the role).

Efficiently establishes an appropriate course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a goal. Actions lead to total task accomplishment through concern for quality in all areas. Sees opportunities and takes the initiative to act on them. Understands that responsible use of resources maximizes our impact on our beneficiaries.

Open to change and flexible in a fast paced environment. Effectively adapts own approach to suit changing circumstances or requirements. Reflects on experiences and modifies own behavior. Performance is consistent, even under pressure. Always pursues continuous improvements.

Evaluates data and courses of action to reach logical, pragmatic decisions. Takes an unbiased, rational approach with calculated risks. Applies innovation and creativity to problem-solving.

Expresses ideas or facts in a clear, concise and open manner. Communication indicates a consideration for the feelings and needs of others. Actively listens and proactively shares knowledge. Handles conflict effectively, by overcoming differences of opinion and finding common ground.

Education/Experience/Language requirements
Education:

  • Master’s Degree, preferably in Business Administration, IT or other relevant discipline is required.
  • A Bachelor’s degree in combination with additional two years of experience may be accepted in lieu of the Master’s degree.
  • Secondary education in combination with additional eight years of experience may be accepted in lieu of a Master's degree.**
    Experience:**

Required

  • Minimum 2 years of experience required in any of the following areas: business intelligence, analytics, administration, management, budget/finance, training or ICT areas.
  • Minimum 2 years of working experience with reporting and analysis;
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in working with Umoja or other ERP solutions;
  • PRINCE 2 foundation;
  • Experience in quality assurance of systems;

Desirable

  • Experience in defining and documenting system requirements;
  • Experience in multinational working environment;
  • Knowledge of Power BI;
  • Experience in asset management;
  • Excellent communication skills and good IT understanding
    Language Requirements:

  • English and French are the working languages of the UN. For this job opening, fluency in English (both oral and written) is required; knowledge of another UN official language is desirable.

Contract type, level and duration

Contract type: ICA
Contract level: IICA1
Contract duration: Open-ended, subject to organizational requirements, availability of funds and satisfactory performance.’

For more details about the ICA contractual modality, please follow this link:
https://www.unops.org/english/Opportunities/job-opportunities/what-we-offer/Pages/Individual-Contractor-Agreements.aspx

Additional Considerations

  • Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
  • Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be notified.
  • Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Work life harmonization – UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands. We have a progressive policy on work-life harmonization and offer several flexible working options. This policy applies to UNOPS personnel on all contract types
  • For staff positions only, UNOPS reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level than the advertised level of the post
  • The incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS.

It is the policy of UNOPS to conduct background checks on all potential recruits/interns.
Recruitment/internship in UNOPS is contingent on the results of such checks.

Background Information – UNOPS

UNOPS is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. Our mission is to help people build better lives and countries achieve sustainable development.

UNOPS areas of expertise cover infrastructure, procurement, project management, financial management and human resources.

Working with us

UNOPS offers short- and long-term work opportunities in diverse and challenging environments across the globe. We are looking for creative, results-focused professionals with skills in a range of disciplines.

Diversity

With over 4,000 UNOPS personnel and approximately 7,000 personnel recruited on behalf of UNOPS partners spread across 80 countries, our workforce represents a wide range of nationalities and cultures. We promote a balanced, diverse workforce — a strength that helps us better understand and address our partners’ needs, and continually strive to improve our gender balance through initiatives and policies that encourage recruitment of qualified female candidates.

Work life harmonization

UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands.

Background Information: Sustainable Development Cluster(SDC)

Based in New York, the Sustainable Development Cluster (SDC) supports diverse partners with their peacebuilding, humanitarian and development operations.

The SDC’s services include grants management, development and special initiatives support, and technology support to the UN and UN agencies.

The SDC is part of the New York Service Cluster that supports the United Nations Secretariat, as well as a broadening community of other New York-based United Nations organizations, bilateral and multilateral partners in the delivery of UNOPS mandate in project management, infrastructure management, and procurement management.

How to apply:

ttps://jobs.unops.org/Pages/ViewVacancy/VADetails.aspx?id=16137

Kenya: Business Analytics Specialist Lead

Organization: UNOPS
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 21 Aug 2018

United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

Background Information – Job-specific

The United Nations Support Office in Somalia (UNSOS), under the overall umbrella of the Information and Communication Technology Division (ICTD) of the Department of Field Support (DFS), requires the capacity to address the resource intensive and specialized tasks related to readiness for deployment of the Umoja Extension 2 projects, pilot roll out of demand planning and track and trace functionalities and the improvements to the Foundation and Umoja Extension 1 functionalities.

UNSOS through this agreement, aims to establish a small technical support team in Nairobi with the following objectives and end state:

* Support with continuing issues related GDP through users’ support, on the job training and engaging with the appropriate stakeholders; the establishment of business intelligence capacity in data sourcing, data quality audit and governance; the development and roll out mission BI tools, and providing SAP expertise for the mission’s involvement in the TAG and the pilot activities for UE2 Demand Planning and track and trace functionalities.

* 70 SAP users in Mogadishu, Nairobi and Mombasa receive support and on the job training through UNOPS team on how to effectively process transactions using GDP rolled out functionalities; business intelligence unit in UNSOS has produced and distributed a set of daily, weekly, and monthly supply chain end to end performance metrics tools and reports; 5 staff in the quality assurance unit have been trained in the requisite Umoja modules to facility quality management; 15 warehousing staff have been trained and provided daily support through UNOPS expertise in SAP and Warehousing on how to effectively plan, execute, monitor and control physical warehouse activities enabled by Umoja from initiation through completion ensuring data accuracy and timeliness; Mission’s UE2 pilot and deployment activities have been properly planned, scheduled and completed on time in adherence to DFS overall UE2 deployment schedule of activities.

* UNSOS, as pilot site, will strengthened the effectiveness and efficiency in using Umoja foundation and GDP deployed functionalities, successfully achieve UE2 piloting objectives and subsequently achieve a successful roll out of Phase 2 and Phase 3 of UE2 with appropriate change management and training programme.

Functional Responsibilities
Under the overall supervision of UNOPS Senior Programme Manager or designated officer and within delegated authority, the incumbent will directly work with UNSOS teams and will be required to perform the following duties.

  • Coordinate and lead business and scope analysis, gathering of requirements and documentation, preliminary system analysis, data cleansing and enrichment, migration, and change management initiatives;
  • Manage day to day operations and additional front loading preparatory technical and business process re-engineering and integration within the scope of overall UE2 for UNSOS;
  • Provide SAP expertise for the mission’s involvement in the Technical Advisory Group (TAG) and the pilot activities for UE2 Demand Planning and track and trace functionalities;
  • Lead the planning, execution and monitoring of Project Management activities;
  • Lead the creation of technical documentation;
  • Provide end user training and documentation, as required;
  • Contribute to the tracking and reporting times and efforts invested on the assigned tasks;
  • Work as UNOPS focal point on the ground;
  • Provide advice to the Chief of Section and other stakeholders on matter related to Business Intelligence and Business Analytics.
  • Provide leadership in developing, deploying, and managing mission support management's data collection and analytics-based reporting solutions to provide actionable intelligence to mission senior management team and to mission support unit and section chiefs.
  • Provide technical expertise and leadership support to the implementation of BI strategy and roadmap for implementing UNSOS analytics and business intelligence capability to include elements such as the delivery of standard and ad hoc reports, dashboards, and trending based on an increased collection and cleansing method for mission support and mandate implementation data.
  • Interact with, support, and consult with all UNSOS Pillars' Sections /Units to define key performance indicators, standard and ad-hoc reports that enable business decision.
  • Build a team and support structure that will enable and expand these capabilities.
  • Lead a team of BI staff in the development of recommendations based on data analysis, independent root cause analysis conducted with key stakeholders/business process owners. Produce timely and actionable information which help drive business results and guide decision making process. Devise and promote effective analytic models and creative data visualization to derive actionable intelligence.
  • Contribute to the development of business rules, guidelines, standard operating procedures and formulate user requirements for IT systems in support of materials management and supply chain activities.
  • Gather requirements from various stake holders and process owners to define specific business requirements for the end-to-end Supply Chain performance management. Development and promulgate of Business Intelligence Guidance and Procedures and monitor compliance. Promote continuous improvement and innovation in the area of Supply Chain Performance Management.
  • Assess Business Intelligence (BI) training needs; identify, design and coordinate the delivery of BI training programs to staff at all levels.
  • Perform other ICT related duties as required; Impact of Results

The expected impact will be enhanced, efficient solutions as part of overall UE2 deliverables for UNSOS.

Competencies

Develops and implements sustainable business strategies, thinks long term and externally in order to positively shape the organization. Anticipates and perceives the impact and implications of future decisions and activities on other parts of the organization.**(for levels IICA-2, IICA-3, LICA Specialist- 10, LICA Specialist-11, NOC, NOD, P3, P4 and above)**

Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and encourages others to do the same. Upholds organizational and ethical norms. Maintains high standards of trustworthiness. Role model for diversity and inclusion.

Acts as a positive role model contributing to the team spirit. Collaborates and supports the development of others. For people managers only: Acts as positive leadership role model, motivates, directs and inspires others to succeed, utilizing appropriate leadership styles.

Demonstrates understanding of the impact of own role on all partners and always puts the end beneficiary first. Builds and maintains strong external relationships and is a competent partner for others (if relevant to the role).

Efficiently establishes an appropriate course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a goal. Actions lead to total task accomplishment through concern for quality in all areas. Sees opportunities and takes the initiative to act on them. Understands that responsible use of resources maximizes our impact on our beneficiaries.

Open to change and flexible in a fast paced environment. Effectively adapts own approach to suit changing circumstances or requirements. Reflects on experiences and modifies own behavior. Performance is consistent, even under pressure. Always pursues continuous improvements.

Evaluates data and courses of action to reach logical, pragmatic decisions. Takes an unbiased, rational approach with calculated risks. Applies innovation and creativity to problem-solving.

Expresses ideas or facts in a clear, concise and open manner. Communication indicates a consideration for the feelings and needs of others. Actively listens and proactively shares knowledge. Handles conflict effectively, by overcoming differences of opinion and finding common ground.

Education/Experience/Language requirements
Education:

  • Advanced University degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in Computer Science, Information Systems, Information Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics, Supply Chain Management, Logistics, Business Administration or in field related to the post description. A first level university degree with a combination of relevant academic qualifications and extensive experience in information technology may be accepted in lieu of advanced university degree. Experience:

Required

  • Minimum 7 years of progressively responsible experience in supply chain management, logistics, procurement, engineering or operations management focusing on application of reporting, analytics or BI to managing and improving business performance.
  • Minimum 3 years of working experience with SAP ECC;
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in delivery BI solutions;

Desirable

  • PRINCE 2 foundation and SCOR certification
  • Experience in defining and documenting system requirements;
  • Experience in multinational working environment;
  • Knowledge of Power BI;
    Language Requirements:

  • English and French are the working languages of the UN. For this job opening, fluency in English (both oral and written) is required; knowledge of another UN official language is desirable.

Contract type, level and duration

Contract type: Staff
Contract level: P4
Contract duration: One year initially, renewable subject to satisfactory performance and funding availability'

For more details about United Nations staff contracts, please follow this link*:* https://www.unops.org/english/Opportunities/job-opportunities/what-we-offer/Pages/UN-Staff-Contracts.aspx

Additional Considerations

  • Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
  • Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be notified.
  • Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Work life harmonization – UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands. We have a progressive policy on work-life harmonization and offer several flexible working options. This policy applies to UNOPS personnel on all contract types
  • For staff positions only, UNOPS reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level than the advertised level of the post
  • The incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS.

It is the policy of UNOPS to conduct background checks on all potential recruits/interns.
Recruitment/internship in UNOPS is contingent on the results of such checks.

Background Information – UNOPS

UNOPS is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. Our mission is to help people build better lives and countries achieve sustainable development.

UNOPS areas of expertise cover infrastructure, procurement, project management, financial management and human resources.

Working with us

UNOPS offers short- and long-term work opportunities in diverse and challenging environments across the globe. We are looking for creative, results-focused professionals with skills in a range of disciplines.

Diversity

With over 4,000 UNOPS personnel and approximately 7,000 personnel recruited on behalf of UNOPS partners spread across 80 countries, our workforce represents a wide range of nationalities and cultures. We promote a balanced, diverse workforce — a strength that helps us better understand and address our partners’ needs, and continually strive to improve our gender balance through initiatives and policies that encourage recruitment of qualified female candidates.

Work life harmonization

UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands.

Background Information: Sustainable Development Cluster(SDC)

Based in New York, the Sustainable Development Cluster (SDC) supports diverse partners with their peacebuilding, humanitarian and development operations.

The SDC’s services include grants management, development and special initiatives support, and technology support to the UN and UN agencies.

The SDC is part of the New York Service Cluster that supports the United Nations Secretariat, as well as a broadening community of other New York-based United Nations organizations, bilateral and multilateral partners in the delivery of UNOPS mandate in project management, infrastructure management, and procurement management.

How to apply:

· https://jobs.unops.org/Pages/ViewVacancy/VADetails.aspx?id=16126

Kenya: Field Project Support Assistant ( Retainer) Multiple positions

Organization: UNOPS
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 15 Aug 2018

Background Information – Job-specific

UNOPS mission is to serve people in need by expanding the ability of the United Nations, governments and other partners to manage projects, infrastructure and procurement in a sustainable and efficient manner.

Within these three core areas of expertise, UNOPS provides its partners with advisory, implementation and transactional services, with projects ranging from building schools and hospitals, to procuring goods and services and training local personnel. UNOPS works closely with governments and communities to ensure increased economic, social and environmental sustainability for the projects we support, with a focus on developing national capacity.

Working in some of the world’s most challenging environments, our vision is to advance sustainable implementation practices in development, humanitarian and peace building contexts, always satisfying or surpassing partner expectations.

We employ more than 6,000 personnel and on behalf of our partners create thousands more work opportunities in local communities. Through our headquarters in Copenhagen, Denmark and a network of offices, we oversee activities in more than 80 countries.

The purpose of the position is to support the administration of all project activities in the field and enable proper project reporting and financial reporting to the client.

Methodology and Scope of the Assignment

Depending on the type of activity that UNOPS is required to support provide the necessary administration, logistical and operational support to the client.

Monitoring and Progress Controls

Field Project Support Assistant will assist and maintain a database/spreadsheet of all the activities conducted during the activities that they support including participants attended type of training, duration, presenters etc. The database/spreadsheet should enable statistical data at any given time and help in monitoring and evaluation of the performance and progress of the project.

Functional Responsibilities

Under the overall guidance of and reporting to Project Coordinator, the Field Project Support Assistant will be tasked to assist with clerical and administrative duties, including but not limited to the following :-

  • Obtain quotations, organize transport for participants in the training events, maintain financial records and confirm attendance to the events, organize accommodation and meals, arrange training equipment in support of the event, place advertisements, confirm attendees, prepare briefing materials and project communications accurately and on time, explain costs and confirm payments to be made, keep records, make suggestions for improvements and make recommendations, be the focal point of communication in the County between the donor/ government authority /UNOPS.
  • Respond to government authority and donor queries and forwarding queries to UNOPS Project Coordinator to respond as necessary.
  • Assist in the production of project documentations.
  • Assist in the preparation of pre and post training activities and reporting.
  • Have the ability to coordinate and facilitate the training events to the target groups required by the government authority and the donor, and actively particpate and help in conducting the training events.
  • Maintain accurate records (both hardcopy and online) for all operational and financial transactions for easy reference and retrieval; document management, including file closures, archiving.
  • Resolution of routine administrative and process issues, referring complex issues to the Training Coordinator with recommendations for course of action.
  • Use of technology and electronic systems and tools to initiate work, share information with project staff and stakeholders.
  • Take up any other additional responsibilities as may be assigned by the Project Coordinator

Education

  • Secondary education completed is required
  • University degree in economics, finance, commerce, accounting, international development or related field is a distinct advantage and may be a accepted in lieu of minimum years of experience.

Experience

  • Secondary education completed and a minimum of 4 years’ experience working in an administrative position or similar role is required
  • Conversant with MSOffice, usage of computers and office software packages
  • Skills in administration support and financial management are essential;

Languages

  1. Full working knowledge of English is essential.

Competencies

  • Integrity and Inclusion: Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and encourages others to do the same. Upholds organizational and ethical norms. Maintains high standards of trustworthiness. Role model for diversity and inclusion.
  • Leading Self and Others: Acts as a positive role model contributing to the team spirit. Collaborates and supports the development of others. For people managers only: Acts as positive leadership role model, motivates, directs and inspires others to succeed, utilizing appropriate leadership styles.
  • Partnering: Demonstrates understanding of the impact of own role on all partners and always puts the end beneficiary first. Builds and maintains strong external relationships and is a competent partner for others (if relevant to the role).
  • Results Orientation: Efficiently establishes an appropriate course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a goal. Actions lead to total task accomplishment through concern for quality in all areas. Sees opportunities and takes the initiative to act on them. Understands that responsible use of resources maximizes our impact on our beneficiaries.
  • Agility: Open to change and flexible in a fast paced environment. Effectively adapts own approach to suit changing circumstances or requirements. Reflects on experiences and modifies own behavior. Performance is consistent, even under pressure. Always pursues continuous improvements.
  • Solution Focused: Evaluates data and courses of action to reach logical, pragmatic decisions. Takes an unbiased, rational approach with calculated risks. Applies innovation and creativity to problem-solving.
  • Effective Communication: Expresses ideas or facts in a clear, concise and open manner. Communication indicates a consideration for the feelings and needs of others. Actively listens and proactively shares knowledge. Handles conflict effectively, by overcoming differences of opinion and finding common ground.

Additional Considerations

  • Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
  • Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be notified.
  • For staff positions only, UNOPS reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level than the advertised level of the post
  • The incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS.

It is the policy of UNOPS to conduct background checks on all potential recruits/interns.
Recruitment/internship in UNOPS is contingent on the results of such checks.

Contract type, level and duration

Contract type: Local Individual Contractor Agreement
Contract level: LICA 4
Contract duration: Ongoing ICA –1 year
For more details about the ICA contractual modality, please follow this link:
https://www.unops.org/english/Opportunities/job-opportunities/what-we-offer/Pages/Individual-Contractor-Agreements.aspx
*These will be retainer contracts and engagement will only be on the basis of if there are activities that require assistance work*

Background Information – UNOPS

UNOPS is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners’ peace building, humanitarian and development projects around the world. Our mission is to help people build better lives and countries achieve sustainable development.

UNOPS areas of expertise cover infrastructure, procurement, project management, financial management and human resources.

Working with us

UNOPS offers short- and long-term work opportunities in diverse and challenging environments across the globe. We are looking for creative, results-focused professionals with skills in a range of disciplines.

Diversity

With over 4,000 UNOPS personnel and approximately 7,000 personnel recruited on behalf of UNOPS partners spread across 80 countries, our workforce represents a wide range of nationalities and cultures.
We promote a balanced, diverse workforce — a strength that helps us better understand and address our partners’ needs, and continually strive to improve our gender balance through initiatives and policies that encourage recruitment of qualified female candidates.

Work life harmonization

UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands.
East Africa Hub Located in Nairobi, Kenya, the East Africa Hub manages a growing portfolio of engagements, including associated strategic and operational risks. The East Africa sub-region currently consists of an established Operation Centre in South Sudan and a portfolio of engagements managed by the Kenya based East Africa Hub office. This includes primarily transactional projects in partnership with the Nairobi based UN Agencies UN-Habitat and UNEP, and multiple ‘operational’ projects in Somalia, Tanzania, Burundi, Uganda, Kenya and several island states.

How to apply:

Click below link to apply for this position
https://jobs.unops.org/Pages/ViewVacancy/VADetails.aspx?id=16140