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Plan International Youth Empowerment Graduate Internships

Plan International Youth Empowerment Graduate Internships

The Organisation

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.

We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it’s girls who are most affected.

Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children.

We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge.

We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.

ROLE PURPOSE

Plan International is an independent child rights and humanitarian organisation committed to children living a life free of poverty, violence and injustice.  We actively unite children, communities and other people who share our mission to make positive lasting changes in children’s and young people’s lives. We support children to gain the skills, knowledge and confidence they need to claim their rights to a fulfilling life, today and in the future. We place a specific focus on girls and women, who are most often left behind.  We have been building powerful partnerships for children for more than 75 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.

Dimensions of the Role

This role provides a learning opportunity for the incumbent as they work closely with the Nilinde Service Delivery Partners (SDPs) and other stakeholders to promote employment, enterprise and the establishment of sustainable livelihoods among youths living within the targeted OVC households and communities.

Areas of Learning/ Duties

  • Work with Service Delivery Partners (SDPs), relevant line ministries, private sector players, community based organizations (CBOs) and targeted households to avail relevant youth-friendly training, coaching and mentoring in: savings, micro-enterprise development, farm enterprise development, financial literacy, life skills, employability skills, technical and vocational education training (TVET), entrepreneurship and small business management.
  • Engage financial services providers such as MFIs, banks, SACCOs etc. and other relevant stakeholders to explore and promote development of innovative youth-friendly financial services/products for the targeted youths within OVC households.
  • Work with the SDPs and other relevant partners to customize and tailor-make identified value chain development activities, vocational training opportunities and labour development initiatives to accommodate and benefit the targeted youths.

Education Qualifications Required

Bachelor’s degree in community development, entrepreneurship or business administration

Knowledge and Skills that the Intern will demonstrate at the End of the Period

  • Work with various project stakeholders e.g. communities, OVCs, PLWHIV, GoK, County Governments
  • Know how to implement projects with PLWHIV and vulnerable communities
  • Documentation and report writing skills
  • Communication and negotiation skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Decision making and problem solving skills
  • Planning and coordination skills
  • Build effective teams and partnerships

Criteria for eligibility

Those eligible to apply to participate in the internship program shall be Kenyan citizens who meet the following criteria:

  1. Graduates from Kenyan universities
  2. Must have completed studies in a relevant field of study within the last 24 months.
  3. Graduates who are below 25 years old and willing to commit their time on the program for the entire year
  4. Demonstrated good character, creativity, honesty, positive attitude and ability to learn
  5. Graduates who are currently not in employment

Ensures that Plan International’s global policies for Child Protection (CPP) and Gender Equality and Inclusion (GEI) are fully embedded in accordance with the principles and requirements of the policy including relevant Implementation Standards and Guidelines as applicable to their area of responsibility. This includes, but is not limited to, ensuring staff and associates are aware of and understand their responsibilities under these policies and Plan International’s Code of Conduct (CoC), their relevance to their area of work, and that concerns are reported and managed in accordance with the appropriate procedures.

Plan International’s Values in Practice

We are open and accountable

  1. Promotes a culture of openness and transparency, including with sponsors and donors.
  1. Holds self and others accountable to achieve the highest standards of integrity.
  1. Consistent and fair in the treatment of people.
  1. Open about mistakes and keen to learn from them.
  1. Accountable for ensuring we are a safe organisation for all children, girls & young people

We strive for lasting impact

  1. Articulates a clear purpose for staff and sets high expectations.
  1. Creates a climate of continuous improvement, open to challenge and new ideas.
  1. Focuses resources to drive change and maximise long-term impact, responsive to changed priorities or crises.
  1. Evidence-based and evaluates effectiveness.

We work well together

  1. Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate.
  1. Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals.
  1. Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities.
  1. Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children.

We are inclusive and empowering

  1. Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate.
  2. Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals.
  3. Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities.
  4. Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children.

Location: Mombasa

Type of Role:Internship

Closing Date: 5th April, 2018
Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.

Please note that only applications and CVs written in English will be accepted.

A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International’s Safeguarding Children and Young People policy.

As an international child centred community development organisation, Plan International is fully committed to promoting the realisation of children’s rights including their right to protection from violence and abuse. That means we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with.

Plan International believes that in a world where children face so many threats of harm, it is our duty to ensure that we, as an organisation, do everything we can to keep children safe. We must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk. 

Plan International operates an equal opportunities policy and actively encourages diversity, welcoming applications from all areas of the international community.

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Plan International Procurement Graduate Internships

Plan International Procurement Graduate Internships

The Organisation

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.

We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it’s girls who are most affected.

Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children.

We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge.

We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.

ROLE PURPOSE

Plan International is an independent child rights and humanitarian organisation committed to children living a life free of poverty, violence and injustice.  We actively unite children, communities and other people who share our mission to make positive lasting changes in children’s and young people’s lives. We support children to gain the skills, knowledge and confidence they need to claim their rights to a fulfilling life, today and in the future. We place a specific focus on girls and women, who are most often left behind.  We have been building powerful partnerships for children for more than 75 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.

Dimensions of the Role

To consolidate and track annual procurement plans and purchase requests, to keep the user informed of the procurement progress. In addition this role generates and shares various SCM reports with the SCM team and the user departments. To carry out procurement activities for goods and services as per laid down procurement policies procedures and processes while maintaining high standards of integrity and accountability

Areas of Learning/ Duties

  • Management of Supplier Database and Contracts
  • Stores and Logistics
  • Consolidation of annual Procurement Plans.
  • Tracking of Purchase Requests and Purchase orders.
  • Procurement reports
  • Management and follow up of Purchase Requests (PRs) & Requests for Quotations
  • Timely processing & dispatch of purchase orders
  • Cost Savings & other initiatives
  • Capacity Building and Support.
  • Supplier Relationship management

Education Qualifications Required

Bachelor’s degree in Procurement & Supplies Management or Supply Chain Management

Knowledge and Skills that the Intern will demonstrate at the End of the Period

Be able to qualify and work as a procurement officer

Criteria for eligibility

Those eligible to apply to participate in the internship program shall be Kenyan citizens who meet the following criteria:

  1. Graduates from Kenyan universities
  2. Must have completed studies in a relevant field of study within the last 24 months.
  3. Graduates who are below 25 years old and willing to commit their time on the program for the entire year
  4. Demonstrated good character, creativity, honesty, positive attitude and ability to learn
  5. Graduates who are currently not in employment

Ensures that Plan International’s global policies for Child Protection (CPP) and Gender Equality and Inclusion (GEI) are fully embedded in accordance with the principles and requirements of the policy including relevant Implementation Standards and Guidelines as applicable to their area of responsibility. This includes, but is not limited to, ensuring staff and associates are aware of and understand their responsibilities under these policies and Plan International’s Code of Conduct (CoC), their relevance to their area of work, and that concerns are reported and managed in accordance with the appropriate procedures.

Plan International’s Values in Practice

We are open and accountable

  1. Promotes a culture of openness and transparency, including with sponsors and donors.
  1. Holds self and others accountable to achieve the highest standards of integrity.
  1. Consistent and fair in the treatment of people.
  1. Open about mistakes and keen to learn from them.
  1. Accountable for ensuring we are a safe organisation for all children, girls & young people

We strive for lasting impact

  1. Articulates a clear purpose for staff and sets high expectations.
  1. Creates a climate of continuous improvement, open to challenge and new ideas.
  1. Focuses resources to drive change and maximise long-term impact, responsive to changed priorities or crises.
  1. Evidence-based and evaluates effectiveness.

We work well together

  1. Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate.
  1. Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals.
  1. Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities.
  2. Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children.

We are inclusive and empowering

  1. Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate.
  2. Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals.
  3. Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities.
  4. Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children.

Location:Kilifi

Type of Role:Internship

Closing Date: 5th April, 2018
Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.

Please note that only applications and CVs written in English will be accepted.

A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International’s Safeguarding Children and Young People policy.

As an international child centred community development organisation, Plan International is fully committed to promoting the realisation of children’s rights including their right to protection from violence and abuse. That means we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with.

Plan International believes that in a world where children face so many threats of harm, it is our duty to ensure that we, as an organisation, do everything we can to keep children safe. We must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk. 

Plan International operates an equal opportunities policy and actively encourages diversity, welcoming applications from all areas of the international community.

Plan International Finance Internships

Plan International Finance Internships

The Organisation

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.

We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it’s girls who are most affected.

Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children.

We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge.

We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.

ROLE PURPOSE

Plan International is an independent child rights and humanitarian organisation committed to children living a life free of poverty, violence and injustice.  We actively unite children, communities and other people who share our mission to make positive lasting changes in children’s and young people’s lives. We support children to gain the skills, knowledge and confidence they need to claim their rights to a fulfilling life, today and in the future. We place a specific focus on girls and women, who are most often left behind.  We have been building powerful partnerships for children for more than 75 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.

Dimensions of the Role

This job role provides a learning opportunity for the finance intern. The incumbent will be reporting to the Senior Accountant.  S/he will be a learning assistant in the finance department.  The post holder does not directly manage a budget or approve any spending. This position does not have direct reports.

Areas of Learning/ Duties

  • Learn how to review all financial commitment and payments to ensure compliance to organisation policies and budget availability.
  • Learn to post approved invoices into the SAP system in preparation for payments.
  • Learn the payment process in SAP to enable payment processing and forwarding of remittance to vendors.
  • Learn how to manage staff and vendor accounts, follow up on outstanding advances and compile and submit a report to the Senior Accountant.
  • Learn how to prepare monthly schedules for withheld taxes and filing of the withholding tax forms.
  • Learn how to prepare suppliers reconciliation reports.
  • Learn how to prepare financial reports.

Education Qualifications Required

  • Graduate with a degree in Finance/Accounting or related field.
  • At least CPA Part 2 or other professional qualifications in accounting.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office

Knowledge and Skills that the Intern will demonstrate at the End of the Period

  • Understanding and usage of financial system ( SAP)
  • Analytical  skills
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Financial Reporting skills
  • Working with finance and non-finance teams

Criteria for eligibility

Those eligible to apply to participate in the internship program shall be Kenyan citizens who meet the following criteria:

  1. Graduates from Kenyan universities
  2. Must have completed studies in a relevant field of study within the last 24 months.
  3. Graduates who are below 25 years old and willing to commit their time on the program for the entire year
  4. Demonstrated good character, creativity, honesty, positive attitude and ability to learn
  5. Graduates who are currently not in employment

Ensures that Plan International’s global policies for Child Protection (CPP) and Gender Equality and Inclusion (GEI) are fully embedded in accordance with the principles and requirements of the policy including relevant Implementation Standards and Guidelines as applicable to their area of responsibility. This includes, but is not limited to, ensuring staff and associates are aware of and understand their responsibilities under these policies and Plan International’s Code of Conduct (CoC), their relevance to their area of work, and that concerns are reported and managed in accordance with the appropriate procedures.

Plan International’s Values in Practice

We are open and accountable

  1. Promotes a culture of openness and transparency, including with sponsors and donors.
  1. Holds self and others accountable to achieve the highest standards of integrity.
  1. Consistent and fair in the treatment of people.
  1. Open about mistakes and keen to learn from them.
  1. Accountable for ensuring we are a safe organisation for all children, girls & young people

We strive for lasting impact

  1. Articulates a clear purpose for staff and sets high expectations.
  1. Creates a climate of continuous improvement, open to challenge and new ideas.
  1. Focuses resources to drive change and maximise long-term impact, responsive to changed priorities or crises.
  1. Evidence-based and evaluates effectiveness.

We work well together

  1. Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate.
  1. Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals.
  1. Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities.
  1. Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children.

We are inclusive and empowering

  1. Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate.
  2. Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals.
  3. Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities.
  4. Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children.

Location:Nairobi

Type of Role:Internship

Closing Date: 5th April, 2018
Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.

Please note that only applications and CVs written in English will be accepted.

A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International’s Safeguarding Children and Young People policy.

As an international child centred community development organisation, Plan International is fully committed to promoting the realisation of children’s rights including their right to protection from violence and abuse. That means we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with.

Plan International believes that in a world where children face so many threats of harm, it is our duty to ensure that we, as an organisation, do everything we can to keep children safe. We must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk. 

Plan International operates an equal opportunities policy and actively encourages diversity, welcoming applications from all areas of the international community.

Kenya: Communication Manager, P-4, USSC Nairobi, Kenya

Organization: UN Children's Fund
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 05 Apr 2018

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential. Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone. And we never give up.

For every child, a champion

How can you make a difference?

Accountable for developing, managing, co-ordinating, networking, implementing and monitoring an advocacy and communication strategy and associated products and activities on on-going basis with public audiences, with the objective of promoting awareness, understanding, support and respect for children’s and women’s rights, and support for UNICEF’s mission, priorities and programmes in the country office/regional office/media hub, and at a global level and those of the UN Country Team.

This post will not be moving to Mogadishu. However, periodic travel is expected.

Communication strategy

Ensure that the Regional/Country Office/Media Hub has a clear communication strategy and associated work plan to support the country programme objectives and get children’s issues into the public domain, strengthen political will in support of UNICEF’s mission and objectives, and enhance the organization’s credibility and brand.

  • Develop, maintain and update the country advocacy and communication strategy and associated work plan. Strategy and work plan include: an environmental and stakeholder assessment; objectives; target audiences; messages and media mix; resources; specific actions, activities and products; monitoring and evaluation of impact; success and opportunity for improvement; ongoing refinement of the strategy.
  • UNICEF’s rights- and results-based programming approach is appropriately reflected in the communication strategy, work plan and products.
  • Maintain close collaboration with Regional Communication Advisers and HQ Communication Officers for effective overall coordination.
  • Media relations

    Ensure that the Regional/Country Office/Media Hub has a well maintained and continually developed contact list of journalists and media outlets covering all media – print, TV, radio, web etc. – and a successful process of communicating and maintaining regular contact and close collaboration with the media to communicate the story of UNICEF’s cooperation to a wider audience.

  • Promote a better understanding of, respect and support for children’s and women’s rights and issues by carrying out media, information and education activities in support of UNICEF-assisted development programmes or humanitarian efforts in the country.
  • Develop, maintain and update media relations contact list/database.
  • Establish, document, review and refine process of communicating with media contacts, including press conferences and events, issuing of media materials etc.
  • Ensure rapid and accurate information dissemination to the media, National Committees, NGOs, the field and other appropriate audiences.
  • Identify, develop, distribute and evaluate variety of media materials in multiple, appropriate formats. Ensure or enhance the quality, appropriateness of country specific communication materials, activities, processes and messages transmitted to the press, partners and public.
  • Collaborate with mass media through activities such as organizing project site visits, facilitating photo coverage and TV footage and utilizing both web-based and traditional media as appropriate.
  • Monitor and evaluate the use and effectiveness of media materials and share results and findings.
  • Maintain close collaboration with Regional Communication Advisers and HQ Communication Officers for effective overall coordination.
  • Networking and partnerships

    Ensure that the Regional/Country Office/Media Hub has a well maintained and continuallydeveloped contact list of individuals, groups, organizations and fora (including Government, UN, and bilateral counterparts), whose support is essential to/can assist in achieving the advocacy and communication objectives of the communication strategy.

  • Develop, maintain and update partners contact list/database.
  • Establish, document, review and refine process of working collaboratively with partners, including meetings, joint projects, information sharing etc.
  • Ensure or enhance the quality, consistency and appropriateness of country-specific communication materials, activities, processes and messages shared with partners.
  • Identify opportunities to strengthen the capacity of partners through appropriate advocacy and communication training, access to information, supplies and equipment and through knowledge sharing.
  • Monitor, evaluate and share results and findings with partners.
  • Celebrities and special events

    Ensure that the Regional/Country Office/Media Hub has a well maintained and continually developed contact list of appropriate, nationally-known personalities who have been identified, engaged and support UNICEF’s effort and who actively participate in special events and activities that support country programme goals.

  • Develop, maintain and update celebrities contact list/database.
  • Establish, document, review and refine process of working with celebrities, including special events, media opportunities, field trips etc.
  • Participate in global advocacy activities by planning visits of Goodwill Ambassadors, National Committee representatives, Executive Board members etc. including preparing information materials (e.g., press releases, programme summaries, country fact sheets and media kits), and necessary logistic arrangements. Highlight the achievements of the country programme. Maintain close collaboration with Regional Communication Advisers and HQ Communication Officers for effective overall coordination.
  • Global priorities and campaigns

    In addition to local/national campaigns, ensure that the Regional/Country Office/Media Hub has an effective process in place for integrating and taking action on UNICEF’s global communications priorities and campaigns, both disseminating these elements in a locally-appropriate way, as well as providing/enabling coverage of the work in the country for global use.

  • Support the UNICEF global communications objectives and strategies through development of complementary country specific and local community materials and activities. Work plan should anticipate the inclusion of work on global priorities and campaigns.
  • Develop and deploy country office communication capacity to gather/facilitate the content and coverage of relevant country efforts. Use the opportunity to identify/highlight effective programme activities and results.
  • Ensure regular communication and co-ordination with relevant communication focal points in regional offices and headquarters divisions.
  • Resource mobilization support

    Ensure that global and country level fund-raising activities are supported by effective advocacy and communication strategy and activities.

  • Mobilize country office communication capacity to support and gather/facilitate the gathering of content and coverage of relevant country efforts. Use the opportunity to identify/highlight effective programme activities and results in support of fund-raising.
  • Mobilize resources for fund-raising support by regular communication and co-ordination with relevant communication focal points in regional offices and headquarters divisions.
  • Management

    Ensure that human resources (the communication team) and financial resources (budget planning, management and monitoring) are both effectively managed and optimally used.

  • Develop a work plan for communication activities, monitor compliance and provide support and guidance to ensure objectives are met.
  • Plan and monitor the use of communication budgetary resources. Approve and monitor the overall allocation and disbursement and liquidation of funds. Take appropriate actions to optimize use of funds.
  • Identify, recruit and supervise staff, technical resources and consultants as necessary. Conduct and Implement effective performance planning, monitoring, performance development programme as required.
  • Ensure communication effectiveness, efficiency and delivery as well as a rigorous and transparent approach to planning, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Monitoring and evaluation

    Ensure that communication baselines are established against which the achievement of objectives of the communication strategy are regularly evaluated; analysis is undertaken to continuously improve the effectiveness of communication strategy, approach and activities; results and reports are prepared and shared on a timely basis.

  • Provide technical support to ensure that a set of communication performance indicators is identified and adjusted as necessary, and these communication indicators are incorporated or fed forwarded in the Annual Management Plan, Annual Work Plan, etc.
  • Conduct timely and accurate monitoring and evaluation activities to ensure the communications objectives are met and the strategy is effective.
  • Undertake lessons learned review of successful and unsuccessful communication experiences and share observations/findings with country, regional and HQ communication colleagues so that best practices benefit UNICEF’s communication work.
  • Capacity building and support

    Ensure that the Representative/Senior or Regional Communication Officer and the country programme team are provided with professional expertise and advice on all aspects of external relations communication as required; opportunities are identified and addressed for building communication capacity among country communication team, media and other relevant partners.

  • Advise UNICEF management, colleagues and staff on media strategy and implications for action and policies proposed.
  • Support communication activities through knowledge management, information exchange and building capacity of the country communications team. Enable appropriate advocacy andcommunication training, access to information, supplies and equipment, and developing training and orientation material.
  • Assist the Programme Communication Officer in the development of communication tools and/or strategies.
  • Identify opportunities to strengthen the capacity of partners through appropriate advocacy and communication training.
  • Donor relations/reports oversight

    To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • Education:Advanced university degree in Communication, Journalism, Public Relations. *First university degree with additional two-years of relevant work experience is acceptable in lieu of an advanced university degree.
  • Work Experience:Eight years of progressively responsible and relevant professional work experience in communication, print, broadcast, and/or new media. International and national work experience (for IP). Field work experience (for NO). Background/familiarity with Emergency situations.
  • Language Proficiency: Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of the local working language of the duty station is an asset.
  • For every Child, you demonstrate…

    UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

    The technical competencies required for this post are….

    View our competency framework at

    http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf

    ***

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

    ***

    Remarks:

    * Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

    * Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

    * The successful candidate for this emergency recruitment MUST be available to commence work within 31 days of receivingan offer.

    *This post will not be moving to Mogadishu. However, periodic travel is expected

    * Employment is conditional upon receipt of medical clearance, any clearance required, the grant of a visa, and completion of any other pre-employment criteria that UNICEF may establish. Candidates may not be further considered or offers of employment may be withdrawn if these conditions are unlikely to be met before the date for commencement of service.

    How to apply:

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=511776

    Kenya: Child Protection Specialist (Systems building), P-4, Nairobi, Kenya

    Organization: UN Children's Fund
    Country: Kenya
    Closing date: 25 Jan 2018

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

    How can you make a difference?

    Under the general guidance of the Chief Child Protection, the position is accountable for the formulation, design, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of various elements of the Child Protection systems to ensure overall efficiency and effectiveness of the programme management, delivery and accomplishment of programme goals and objectives through advocacy and the provision of technical support for legal reforms, policy development, networking and capacity building. The Child Protection Specialist will contribute to development of plan and implementation of activities in the justice sector, national efforts to strengthen social welfare workforce and build capacity of partners to design and implement child protection systems. The incumbent will promote inter-sectoral partnerships leading to responsive child protection systems building on the strengths of issue-specific and which addresses specific forms of vulnerability. The position will also contribute to synergize the work of United Nations agencies to achieve child protection results, including in humanitarian actions, working closely with the Protection Cluster, Child Protection Sub-cluster and the Justice and Correction Technical Working Group in Somalia.

    Programme Planning, Development and Management.

  • Enhance effective sectoral or inter-sectoral collaborative partnerships in planning, development and management by leading, guiding, coordinating and supporting the timely completion of the Situational Analysis and its periodic update through accurate; and complete monitoring and analysis; and the timely preparation or finalization of sectoral input, leading to responsive child protection systems. Provide substantive advice, recommendations and input in the formulation of country programme documents and plans of actions relating to Child Protection programme. Provide technical support to Government, and stakeholders at all levels in the development, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of child protection legal and policy frameworks, coordination and service delivery (through systems building as well as social change), in compliance with the defined programme strategies and approaches.
  • Promotion of UNICEF’s Global Goals

  • Promote the organization goals of UNICEF through advocacy and policy dialogue through active engagement in communication, networking and participation at every opportunity inside and outside UNICEF, leveraging the strength of UNICEF mission, goals and programmes; and forge broad-based partnerships to raise awareness and stimulate open dialogue on the rights of the child while leveraging resources for children in partnership with other sectors such as Education, Health, Protection and WASH sectors.
  • Knowledge Management.

  • Promote knowledge management by exchange of knowledge, information, situation analysis, experience or lessons learned; promote knowledge sharing and technical input or recommendations on major programme directions and on introduction of new initiatives in the country; using the know-how of academic and knowledge institutions to collect, analyze and use relevant data to further understanding of both formal and non-formal child protection mechanisms.
  • Rights-Based and Results-Based Approach.

  • Promote the quality of rights-based Child Protection [programmes through participation in the formulation of programme goals, strategies and approaches, collaborating with key partners to address the multiple aspects of the protective environment; and to bring coherence, synergy and added value to sectoral or inter-sectoral management processes using a results-based management approach to planning and design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Sectoral Work Plan Development, Implementation, and Monitoring.

  • Takes primary responsibility for the development of the sectoral work plan and technical decisions as well as for programme management, implementation and monitoring of assigned project/sectoral activity, in compliance with the defined programme strategies and approaches, with adequate consultation with relevant stakeholders. Support maintenance of information system for monitoring gender and sex aggregated data
  • Programme Delivery, Evaluation and Reporting.

  • Ensure programme, sectoral or inter-sectoral, efficiency and delivery through a rigorous and transparent approach to evaluation. Participation in major evaluation exercises, programme reviews and annual sector review meetings with government counterparts, with involvement of all stakeholders. Ensure contributions to the preparation of annual Child Protection sector status reports, with contribution of all media partners.
  • UNICEF and Government Accountability.

  • Coordinates with Operations and Supply staff on supply and non-supply assistance activities ensuring proper and timely UNICEF and Government accountability; and to orientate and train Government and all UNICEF implementing partners in UNICEF supply and non-supply policies and procedures. Certifies disbursements of funds, monitors and submits financial status reports to management in compliance with the regulations and guidelines.
  • Communication, Collaboration, Networking and Partnership.

  • Ensure exchange of information, experience, identify new strategies and courses of action to accelerate/improve delivery of services and achieve Child Protection programme requirements and objectives. Conduct field visits to monitor programmes and collect information. Conduct periodic programme reviews with Government counterparts and other partners.
  • Collaborate with Communication and Programme Communication groups to ensure development of effective communication materials and strategies to support advocacy and social mobilization efforts in order to: enhance collaboration with media, civil society and involvement of children and their families to support positive practices; engage dialogue with private sector on good practices and corporate social responsibility; and strengthen partnerships with bilateral and multilateral organizations, including International Financial Institutions (IFIs) and regional development Banks, to generate greater investment in sectors with child justice responsibility.
  • Collaborate with other Programme/Project Officers to ensure the integration of the sectoral programme with other sectors.
  • Collaborate with the Operations and Supply Sections and Government authorities to establish and maintain sound internal controls supportive of Child Protection programme planning and implementation, to coordinate financial and supply management requirements as well as to ensure accountability.
  • Interact with Government and other partners, NGOs, UN and bilateral agencies in the different stages of Child Justice project implementation to follow up on agreements and recommendations. Provide technical support and guidance on appropriate technical, financial and institutional capacity building measures to achieve Child Protection programme goals with all key partners.
  • In line with the Core Commitments for Children (CCCs) in Humanitarian Action, strengthen partnerships with child protection humanitarian actors within the inter-agency standing committee (IASC) mechanism and the JSC for preparedness, contingency planning and response.
  • Qualification of Successful Candidate

  • Education: An advanced university degree in Development, Law, Human Rights or a related technical field.
  • Work Experience:Eight years of professional work experience at national and international levels in child protection, including international work experience for IP. Background/familiarity with Emergency required. Experience in child protection systems design and implementation will be an asset.
  • Language Proficiency:Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of the local working language of the duty station is an asset.
  • For every Child, you demonstrate…

    Our core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

    This position is classified as “rotational” which means the incumbent is expected to rotate to another duty station upon completion of their tour of duty.

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

    Remarks

    * The successful candidate for this emergency recruitment MUST be available to commence work within 31 days of receivingan offer.

    * Employment is conditional upon receipt of medical clearance, any clearance required, the grant of a visa, and completion of any other pre-employment criteria that UNICEF may establish. Candidates may not be further considered or offers of employment may be withdrawn if these conditions are unlikely to be met before the date for commencement of service.

    How to apply:

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=510072

    Motor Vehicle Dealer’s Workshop Jobs in Hargeisa Somaliland

    Our client a Motor Vehicle Dealer based in Hargeisa Somaliland is seeking to recruit a highly talented and motivated motor vehicle repairs and maintenance personnel to work in a state of the art workshop. 

    The positions open includes;

    Electro-Mechanic


    Reports To: Maintenance Foreman

    Job Summary: Perform skilled electrical and mechanical work to diagnose, maintain,  repair, rebuild, overhaul, service and inspect vehicles and equipment. Inspecting, maintaining and repairing all electronic, electrical and mechanical equipment and vehicles in accordance with OEM instructions.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    • Instruct other workers in the maintenance and repair of cars and all types of equipment.
    • Repair lighting, heating, brakes and related systems of cars.
    • Perform electronic fabrication and assembly tasks such as soldering and repairing of electrical wiring.
    • Perform safety and preventive maintenance, repair, troubleshooting, rebuilding, and overhauling on all parts of cars.
    • Respond to service failures (road calls) as required.
    • Record completed inspections and repairs using forms or electronic software systems.
    • Complete written reports as required.
    • Perform work on DC electrical systems.
    • Operate a computer terminal to log work orders and parts maintenance. 
    • Maintain a clean and safe work area.
    • Perform inspection, testing, maintenance, troubleshooting and repair of vehicle electrical and electronic systems including but not limited to propulsion, braking, cab signal and train control systems, door systems, intercoms and public address systems
    • Perform inspection, service, testing, maintenance, troubleshooting and repair of vehicle mechanical systems and car-shell, including but not limited to HVAC, drive units, trucks, couplers and brakes.
    • Respond to service failures as required
    • Utilize shop tools and test equipment such as wheel true machine, forklifts, table-lifts, hoists, cranes, power tools, specialized measuring tools, electronic test equipment, laptop computers and hand tools
    • Maintain a clean and safe work area
    • Ability to comply with all safety rules and instructions including the use of proper personal protective equipment
    • Record completed inspections and repairs using the Maintenance management System and other software tools; complete written reports as required
    • Operate trains within the confines of the shop mechanical tracks and storage yard

    Qualifications:

    • A high school diploma or equivalent from an accredited institution with the ability to comprehend, communicate and respond to instructions, orders, signs, notices, inquires, etc. in English
    • An Associate’s Degree or Accredited Secondary School Diploma and successful achievement of industry required licenses or certifications Automotive Maintenance Technology program.
    • Minimum 5 years’ experience maintaining and repairing electro-mechanical systems and equipment preferably at a senior level. Heavy equipment mechanic or light rail Electrical Multiple Unit vehicle experience preferred
    • The ability to use equipment diagnostics systems such as found in Automotive Maintenance Software Applications
    • Must be able to pass the required training and examinations to become a Qualified Maintenance.
    • Ability to comply with all safety rules and instructions including the use of proper personal protective equipment
    • Ability to prioritize and accomplish multiple tasks with minimal supervision
    • Ability to read and interpret operating and maintenance manuals, schematics, prints and instructions typically used in the position
    • Must be able to work scheduled overtime and be available for non-scheduled emergency call outs outside of assigned work hours
    • Must be able to work 3rd shift, weekends
    • Must be a strong mechanic with mid- senior level experience.
    • Excellent customer service orientation
    • Positive work ethics
    Requirements: Must pass a pre-employment physical examination including a physical ability assessment related to the physical requirements of the essential functions of the position.

    Automotive Diagnostic Technician

    Reports: To Maintenance Foreman

    Essential Duties & Responsibilities

    • As a General Diagnostic Technician, one will be working in a total car care repair center, with jobs ranging from standard maintenance to transmission R&R, to electrical diagnostics and everything in between. The job holder  will be responsible for explaining technical diagnoses and needed repairs to service staff and team members.
    • Other responsibilities of the General Diagnostic Technician will include:
    • Diagnose and repair automotive systems — brake and hydraulic, exhaust, primary and/or advanced fuel ignition and electrical, air conditioning and computer systems
    • Transmission Removal and Installation
    • Assist other technicians in performing technical activities
    • Continuously learn new information and techniques
    • Keep store management aware of mechanical repair problems and inventory supply needs
    • Maintain an organized work environment.

    Job Requirements

    •  To be qualified for the General Diagnostic Technician position, you must have at least 5+ years of automotive mechanical diagnosis, problem-solving, and repair experience. 
    • The General Diagnostic Technician is also required to provide strong leadership skills and a customer-focused attitude to go along with a high level of motivation and energy.

    Other requirements include:

    • Appropriate Diagnostic tools necessary for service performed
    • Ability to communicate solutions to others
    • Must be punctual and bring a positive attitude to work everyday
    • Strong knowledge of electrical systems
    • Multi-tasking ability
    • ASE Certifications / Master ASE certification is preferred but not required
    • Safe working knowledge of shop tools and equipment such as Scanners, electrical diagnostic equipment, AC recovery equipment, Fluid Exchange Equipment, Lift operation.
    • Excellent customer service orientation
    • Positive work ethics
    Wheels & Tyre Fitter

    The  position holder will be responsible for all wheels and tyres related repair and maintenance issues including diagnosis, computerized wheel balancing, wheel alignment, fitting wheels and tyres.

    What We Offer

    • Competitive compensation packages based upon experience
    • Daytime work hours
    • Accommodations
    • And other benefits.

    Kindly indicate your current and expected salary.

    Kenya: Temporary Appointment: Education Specialist (Education in Emergency), (P-3), Nairobi, Kenya CO, (364 days) #170075

    Organization: UN Children's Fund
    Country: Kenya
    Closing date: 11 Dec 2017

    How can you make a difference?

    In Kenya, recurring disasters such as droughts, floods and conflicts have often disrupted learning, adversely affected school system and substantially damaged the education infrastructure. This has slowed the progress towards achieving Education for All (EFA) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Goals. The major concern by the Government of Kenya, particularly the Ministry of Education and the Education Cluster members is how to ensure and assure all persons especially children the right to quality education and safe learning environment in emergencies and post crisis recovery. The first Emergency Preparedness and Response Plan developed by the Education Sector illustrates the Government of Kenya’s commitment to meeting EFA goals. In line with the Emergency Preparedness and Response Planning (EPRP) guidance, UNICEF works closely with the Ministry of Education to develop the capacity of the education cluster and provide technical assistance to conduct rapid assessment in emergency affected counties.

    This incumbent will work under the direction and guidance of the Chief, Education Section to coordinate overall education in emergency preparedness and response. Responsible for the development, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the education in emergency interventions, to ensure the survival and well-being of children and affected communities in emergency.Responsible to coordinate and provide support for policy and programme planning and management in UNICEF supported emergency programme.

    Under the direct supervision of Education Chief, the staff will closely work with UNICEF KCO focal point on following:

  • Facilitates the formulation and development of plans of action in preparation and response to emergency in education and monitors compliance of action, including financial resources. Ensures coordination with other partners in developing plans for EiE preparedness and response.
  • Provides policy and program advice related to MOEST on EiE. Provides direction and guidance to the section in the implementation of emergency preparedness measures, which strengthens preparedness, response and post crisis response mechanisms at the national and county level.
  • Develops and maintains databases on schools affected by emergency, and database on schools supported during emergency for better planning and implementation of the programme.
  • Ensure preposition of supply to ensure a timely and effective emergency response.
  • Facilitate in developing and conducting emergency in education training modules with special focus on peace building, resilience and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR). Plan, organizes and conducts training for the partners and government officials at national and county level building in education in emergency preparedness and response capacity.
  • Prepares proposal for fund raising both for response and system strengthening of government on EiE.
  • Coordinates and support other program sections with relevant information and proposals to mobilize donor response and recovery/rehabilitation-related funding, including annual or multi-annual humanitarian appeals and documents.
  • Maintains continuous, effective and strategic coordination, communication, consultation and liaison with Government, UN agencies, NGOs, donors and allies to appeal for aid for children with the special needs in education section.
  • Represents Education section in all education cluster meetings in humanitarian and recovery related situations and keep section chief informed of all developments in the education in terms of policies, strategy, situation developments, potential threats and opportunities/issues in partnership.
  • Ensures that EiE, DRR, Resilience, peace building education, preparedness and response strategies are mainstreamed in the section and government work plan. Prepares sectoral input for the country programme documents, plan of action, annual work plans, and all related documents of the office’s Emergency Preparedness and Response.
  • Contributes towards the preparation of the Situation Analysis and the Country Programme Document, Work plan, mid-year and Annual Report.
  • Needs assessment is effectively conducted to determine priorities and an appropriate intervention by UNICEF based on the local emergency situation affecting children and their families and community.
  • The staff needs to document the EiE interventions and evidence generated in that aspect. Also collect and document evidence of good practices’ for peace building and Resilience model as effective learning initiatives developed in country contexts.
  • Convenes strategic partnership – among government, non-government and Community-based Organisation (CBO) to explore new approached, method and practices for improving monitoring system for EiE.
  • Building capacity of stakeholders on knowledge management of EiE (DRR, Peace buildingeducation and Resilience)
  • Building capacity of government along with partners on preparing plan of action for EiE, including financial resources response and recovery plans.
  • Availability of Situation Analysis and data on schools affected in emergency along with response status and prepositioning of education material
  • Robust monitoring system developed along with government and put in place for education in emergency
  • Development and implementation of strategies with timeline to mainstream peace buildingeducation and resilience in curriculum
  • Monitoring and evaluation of different emergency in education response programme in affected counties and school
  • Donor reporting, proposal for new funding and documentation of best practices in peace buildingeducation and resilience.
  • Quarterly/Annual reports on the status and progress of the project handled along with way forward against the bottleneck identified.
  • Qualification of SuccessfulCandidate

  • Education: An Advanced University Degree in education/social science related degree.
  • Work Experience:Demonstrated experience in Emergency in Education and monitoring and evaluation;5 years or more relevant working experience
  • Language Proficiency: Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of the local working language of the duty station is an asset.
  • For every Child, you demonstrate…

    Our core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

    This position is classified as “rotational” which means the incumbent is expected to rotate to another duty station upon completion of their tour of duty.

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

    Remarks

    * The successful candidate for this emergency recruitment MUST be available to commence work within 31 days of receivingan offer.

    * Employment is conditional upon receipt of medical clearance, any clearance required, the grant of a visa, and completion of any other pre-employment criteria that UNICEF may establish. Candidates may not be further considered or offers of employment may be withdrawn if these conditions are unlikely to be met before the date for commencement of service.

    How to apply:

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=509078

    Plan International Grants Manager Job in Nairobi, Kenya

    Plan International
     

    Career Opportunities: Grants Manager
     

    Req ID 25044

    The Organisation: Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.

    We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it’s girls who are most affected.

     

    Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children.

    We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity.

    We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge.

    We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.

    Plan International Kenya

    In the past three years Plan International Kenya has grown its portfolio. Operating in more than twelve counties and with a robust Nairobi urban programme, there is a growing diversity of contracts and grants as well as projects funded by the sponsorship programme.

    Increasingly Plan International Kenya is changing its modality to work with and through local partners as well as with government and in public-private partnerships.

    Role purpose: Plan International is the implementer of the USAID funded Support for Orphans and Vulnerable Children (Nilinde Project) in Nairobi and Coast counties. 

    This is a five year Program that aims to improve the welfare and protection of orphans and vulnerable children affected by HIV/Aids in Kenya.


    Dimensions of the Role: The Grants Manager will be based at the Nilinde Nairobi Office, and will report to the Head of Operations. 

    S/he will lead a team of three Grants Officers and a Senior Grants Coordinator and provide general oversight over the Grants Management Function for the Project in Nairobi, Mombasa, Kilifi, Kwale and Taita Taveta counties.

    Accountabilities

    • Oversee compliance reviews  and project audits processes of Consortium and Service delivery partners to ensure donor compliance
    • Ensure follow up by the Grants team on accountabilities from sub grantees in a timely manner to necessitate processing of additional funding.
    • Review deliverables/milestones in respect of FAAs and provide necessary certifications prior to sending additional funds to the grantees.
    • Perform reviews of grantee’s financial reports (liquidation reports) and related supporting documentation and ensuring that only allowable, allocable and reasonable costs are charged to the project
    • Work closely with the Finance team in developing plans/budgets for the financial needs of sub grantees.
    • Work collaboratively with the other grants management team members in overseeing sub-grant functions and coordinate preparation of grant agreements, monitoring of grant periods and close out of the sub-grant awards.
    • Ensure budgetary controls of grantees and provide technical assistance to recipients, as required by the program.
    • Implement policies and procedures around the administration and monitoring of grants, and procedures designed to comply with USAID regulations.
    • Provide mentoring and training and build financial management capacity of Service delivery partners and Consortium Partners finance and grants teams.
    • Ensure proper interpretation and application of USAID procedures and regulations by SDPs throughout the project management cycle.
    • Oversee the tracking and reporting of financial performance of sub-grants ensuring funds are used efficiently and effectively and in accordance with donor intent.
    • Develop tools to track supervision visits to partners and provide necessary updates to technical teams.

    Reporting and Documentation:

    • Ensure evidence based quality reporting
    • Regularly gather data and other information relevant for reporting
    • Submit regular/scheduled complete, accurate and timely reports that conform to prescribed formats and other parameters from Plan and the donor
    • Contribute to documentation and sharing of best practices with stakeholders as appropriate

    Problem Solving:

    • High level strategic thinking and skills to negotiate with National Offices and donors on funding issues.
    • Good communication skills and judgement to negotiate with staff from National Office, with partners and with donors.
    Ensures that Plan International’s global policies for Child Protection (CPP) and Gender Equality and Inclusion (GEI) are fully embedded in accordance with the principles and requirements of the policy including relevant Implementation Standards and Guidelines as applicable to their area of responsibility. This includes, but is not limited to, ensuring staff and associates are aware of and understand their responsibilities under these policies and Plan International’s Code of Conduct (CoC), their relevance to their area of work, and that concerns are reported and managed in accordance with the appropriate procedures.

    Key relationships: The post holder will be required to initiate, develop and maintain a range of working relationships, including with donors, implementing partners and other development organizations. 

    Effective working relationships with other Plan staff and departments are also critical for this position.


    Technical expertise, skills and knowledge

    Educational Qualification & Experience- Essential

    • A Bachelor’s degree in  Finance, Accounting or related field
    • At least 5 years’ relevant experience in Grants Management in a USAID funded NGO/Project.
    • Good understanding of programmes and participatory approaches to development.
    • Knowledge in  USAID donor reporting requirements is a requirement
    • High level of integrity, values, ethics and attitudes that align with principles of Plan’s Child Protection Policy

    Key Skills Specific to the Post:

    • Excellent grant management skills, including ability to identify challenges and provide or work with teams to propose possible solutions
    • Knowledge of programming processes, systems and principles, and the ability to provide leadership and support staff working on grant-related programmes
    • Strong negotiation, facilitating and influencing skills
    • Strong report writing skills
    • Good communication, negotiation and advocacy skills
    • Good networking, interpersonal, relationship skills and teamwork spirit
    • Proficient in computer skills
    Plan International’s Values in Practice

    We are open and accountable

    • Promotes a culture of openness and transparency, including with sponsors and donors.
    • Holds self and others accountable to achieve the highest standards of integrity.
    • Consistent and fair in the treatment of people.
    • Open about mistakes and keen to learn from them.
    • Accountable for ensuring we are a safe organisation for all children, girls & young people

    We strive for lasting impact

    • Articulates a clear purpose for staff and sets high expectations.
    • Creates a climate of continuous improvement, open to challenge and new ideas.
    • Focuses resources to drive change and maximise long-term impact, responsive to changed priorities or crises.
    • Evidence-based and evaluates effectiveness.

    We work well together

    • Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate.
    • Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals.
    • Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities.
    • Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children.

    We are inclusive and empowering

    • Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate.
    • Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals.
    • Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities.
    • Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children.
    Physical Environment: Typically office environment with field visit demands.  

    Level of contact with children: Low contact: Occasional Interaction with Children

    Location: Nairobi

    Type of Role: Fixed Term

    Grade: D1

    How to Apply

    CLICK HERE to apply online

    Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.

    Please note that only applications and CVs written in English will be accepted.

    A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International’s Child Protection Policy.

    As an international child centred community development organisation, Plan International is fully committed to promoting the realisation of children’s rights including their right to protection from violence and abuse. That means we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with.

    Plan International believes that in a world where children face so many threats of harm, it is our duty to ensure that we, as an organisation, do everything we can to keep children safe. We must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk.

    Plan International operates an equal opportunities policy and actively encourages diversity, welcoming applications from all areas of the international community.

    Kenya: Child Protection Specialist (CPiE), P-4, Nairobi, Kenya, ESARO #16345 (Re-advertisement)

    Organization: UN Children's Fund
    Country: Kenya
    Closing date: 22 Nov 2017

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

    For every child,A future

    As the child protection specialist, you will report to the chief of child protection. You will support the chief in managing the section and will contribute to knowledge development and innovation for developing and preparing child protection programs and projects. You will provide authoritative technical guidance and operational support throughout all stages of programming. You will make concrete and sustainable contributions to national and international efforts to create a protective environment for children against all harm and to protect their rights to survival, development and well-being.

    How can you make a difference?

  • Provide quality assurance and oversight to child protection in emergencies (CpiE) response in the region including technical and surge missions as required.
  • Study, analyze and contribute to the review of documents and processes of country program milestones (situation analysis, strategy papers, mid-term reviews, preparation of Country Program Recommendations, etc.).
  • Provide technical input and management of learning initiatives toward development of global and regional public goods per regional office work plans. Provide professional advice and guidance in the preparation and analysis of evaluations in the area of CPiE in the region. Prepare and share lessons learnt from these.
  • Participate in the development of strategies and funding proposals in the area of CpiE and maintain dialogue with donors and potential donors of regional importance with a view to ensuring sustainability of interest and commitment to relevant program activities. Provide timely and qualitative reports to donors.
  • Lead and convene key regional CPIE processes, negotiate, advocate and build strategic alliances to facilitate achievement of ESAR program objectives.
  • As the business manager for results areas, take responsibility for overall commitment, expenditures of funds in accordance with program budget allotments and take necessary action to ensure optimum use of allocated funds. Manage human resourced dimensions including recruitment and supervision of consultants as required.
  • Carry out other relevant duties that may be assigned by the supervisor generally and in particular, in response to unforeseen emergencies.
  • To qualify as a an advocate for every child you will have…

  • Advanced university degree in law or a related social science discipline with emphasis on participatory communication, communication planning, social mobilization, participatory research, training and impact evaluation of communication interventions.
  • A minimum of 8 years of progressively responsible work experience in the planning and management of social development programmes, including in developing countries, with practical experience in designing, planning and running special protection programmes in conflict and other emergency situations.
  • Significant child protection in emergencies experience, across multiple work areas such as children affected by armed conflict and unaccompanied and separated children.
  • Experience in leading multi – agency work processes highly desirable.
  • Fluency in English required; working knowledge of French is desirable.
  • For every Child, you demonstrate…

    Our core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

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

    To view our competency framework, please click here.

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organisation.

    Remarks

    * The successful candidate for this emergency recruitment MUST be available to commence work within 31 days of receiving an offer.

    Employment is conditional upon receipt of medical clearance, any clearance required, the grant of a visa, and completion of any other pre-employment criteria that UNICEF may establish. Candidates may not be further considered or offers of employment may be withdrawn if these conditions are unlikely to be met before the date for commencement of service.

    How to apply:

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=508749

    Kenya: Program Director: Strategy, Quality and Development – Kenya

    Organization: Plan
    Country: Kenya
    Closing date: 19 Nov 2017

    The Organisation:

    Plan International is evolving in response to shifts in international development and humanitarian response. We are doing this so we can continue to make a stand for children’s rights.

    Having identified girls as the most marginalised group, they will be our ongoing focus as we work towards helping 100 million girls learn, lead, decide and thrive within their communities.

    We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.

    If you are passionate about advancing children’s rights and equality for girls, we’d love to hear from you.

    The Opportunity:

    In the past three years Plan International Kenya has grown its portfolio. Operating in more than twelve counties and with a robust Nairobi urban programme, there is a growing diversity of contracts and grants as well as projects funded by the sponsorship programme. Increasingly Plan International Kenya is changing its modality to work with and through local partners as well as with government and in public-private partnerships.

    With an annual budget of approximately Euro 22 million, Plan International Kenya’s projects reach out to millions of children and the communities in which they live to improve their lives specifically focussing on child protection, girls’ empowerment, child and maternal health, education, youth employment and economic opportunities as well as disaster risk management.

    As Programme Director of Strategy, Quality and Development you will lead the Program Department in order to define and pursue a strategic direction and continuous quality development and innovation for Plan International’s programs in Kenya, including leading the advocacy and influencing work at the national level.

    As a member of the Country Leadership Team (CLT) in Kenya, you will be responsible for driving the strategic plan (SP), the rights-based approach and theory of change for the country programs.

    You will also responsible for ensuring strategic development of high quality, evidence based, innovative integrated programs that deliver immediate and lasting impact for children and contribute to Plan International’s development outcomes.

    A key aspect of the role is to ensure capacity development of team leaders and technical specialists in order to build a strong PSQD department, and to support and promote progressive program implementation in the field, in close cooperation with the Area Offices and Program Units.

    You will also lead the development of external relationships and contribute to the submission of high quality proposals to donors and interested parties.

    You will ensure that Plan International’s global policies for Child Protection (CPP) and Gender Equality and Inclusion (GEI) are fully embedded in accordance with the principles and requirements of the policy including relevant Implementation Standards and Guidelines as applicable to their area of responsibility.

    Key Role Accountabilities:

    Programme Leadership

    • Take a lead in aligning programs to the Global Strategy and Theory of Change.
    • High-level representational role with the government, donors, partners and other stakeholders.
    • Lead in innovative programme design, planning, follow-up, evaluation, quality strengthening and reporting.
    • Ensure sponsorship projects are aligned with the Global and Country Strategy as well as the Sponsorship commitments.
    • Serve as liaison with designated Plan International National Offices on various program issues.

      Program Quality

    • Work closely with thematic specialists to support the development of rights-based programs and projects, to strengthen program innovation and learning, and to spearhead advocacy and campaigning initiatives on child rights and girl’s rights.

    • Take a lead in establishing systems for program monitoring, quality improvement, accountability, evaluation and knowledge management.

    Do you have what it takes?

    In order to succeed in this challenging and varied role you will require demonstrable experience in managing multi and bilateral donor funded grants/contracts and other fund sources in a senior management role.

    Experience working for INGOs or similar in increasingly senior positions (Programme Director level strongly preferred), ideally with a working knowledge of Kenya.

    Previous management of programme portfolios in excess of USD10 million annually with multiple partners (including government and civil society).

    Experience in managing complex and multi-thematic programs, especially in areas of child rights, education, health and child protection.

    Knowledge of development challenges and contexts in Kenya, in particular in child rights, girl’s rights and child protection.

    Familiarity with various donor guidelines and requirements.

    Our organisational values are designed to help everyone who works with us achieve our ambitious goals for children, especially girls.

    We are open and accountable

    • Promote a culture of transparency, including with sponsors and donors
    • Hold ourselves and others accountable
    • Are consistent and fair in the treatment of people
    • Open about mistakes and keen to learn from them
    • Accountable for ensuring we are a safe organisation for all children and young people

      We strive for lasting impact

    • Articulate a clear purpose for staff and sets high expectations

    • Create a climate of continuous improvement, open to challenge and new ideas

    • Focus resources to drive change and maximise long-term impact, responsive to changed priorities or crises

    • Using evidence to evaluate effectiveness

      We work well together

    • Seek constructive outcomes, listen to others, willing to compromise when appropriate

    • Build constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals

    • Develop trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities

    • Engage and work well with others outside the organisation to build a better world for girls and all children

      We are inclusive and empowering

    • We empower our staff to give their best and develop their potential

    • We respect all people, appreciate differences and challenge equality in our programs and our workplace

    • We support children, girls and young people to increase their confidence and to change their own lives.

      Type of Role: 3 year fixed term contract

      Location: Nairobi, Kenya with 30% travel

      Salary: Circa $60,000USD per annum plus benefits

      Reports to: Country Director

      Closing Date: Sunday 19th November 2017

      Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.

      Please note that only applications and CVs written in English will be accepted. A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International's Child Protection Policy.

      As an international child-centred community development organisation, Plan International is fully committed to promoting the realisation of children's rights including their right to protection from violence and abuse. That means we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with.

      Plan International believes that in a world where children face so many threats of harm, it is our duty to ensure that we, as an organisation, do everything we can to keep children safe. We must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk.

    How to apply:

    https://career5.successfactors.eu/sfcareer/jobreqcareer?jobId=24484&company=PlanInt&username=