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Kenya: Case Processing Assistant

Organization: Church World Service
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 13 Jul 2018

Grade: 3 (N)
Division: Operations
Section: Case Processing
Location: Nairobi, Kenya

CWS RSC Africa
The Resettlement Support Center (CWS RSC Africa) operates a US refugee resettlement program in sub-Saharan Africa through a Cooperative Agreement with the Department of State/Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration. CWS RSC Africa is responsible for the preparation of refugee case files for adjudication by US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) officers, as well as the out-processing and cultural orientation of all approved cases. CWS RSC Africa is administered by the Church World Service Immigration Refugee Program (CWS/IRP) and is based in Nairobi, Kenya.

Church World Service does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, or veteran status in employment or the provision of services.
Due to the volume of applications that we receive, only those individuals shortlisted will be contacted.

To Apply:
This position is exclusively open to national applicants.
Valid Certificate of Good Conduct issued within the past one year (12 months) is required before the start of employment.

Please note CWS RSC Africa does not accept resumes for positions that are not posted. All applicants are required to submit their resume using the on-line applicant tracking system.

Eligibility ListThe recruitment is being done now for anticipated funding in the future (sooner or next FY). This means we are creating an eligibility list.

The eligibility list established as a result of this job posting will be used for a minimum of six months or until the list is exhausted. This list will be used to fill any current and immediate future vacancies. Individuals who are interested in this position should submit their application materials now.

Communication
Please note CWS RSC Africa uses e-mail for all recruitment contacts. Please be sure to check your e-mail regularly.

Application Materials
Your application materials should clearly indicate how you meet the requirements of the position. Be sure your resume is in an easy to read format. Dates of employment on your resume should be in mm/yy format.

Primary Purpose
This position is responsible for the processing of refugee case files under the direction of the unit supervisor.

Supervision
This position reports directly to the unit Supervisor.

Essential Duties

  1. Completes all tasks related to refugee case processing as assigned by the unit Supervisor, ensuring adherence to RSC Standard Operating Procedures.
  2. Develops proficiency in WRAPS application and maintains complete and accurate records in WRAPS and physical file of all actions taken on a case.
  3. Receives, creates and enters new applications in WRAPS.
  4. Corresponds with refugee applicants and partners as required to obtain additional information or respond to inquiries.
  5. Requests security clearances and updates data in WRAPS as appropriate.
  6. Requests medical exams and updates medical information when received from partners.
  7. Requests assurances from US based resettlement agencies.
  8. Scans and attaches documents to WRAPS.
  9. Completes travel packets for departing refugees.
  10. Conducts regular quality assurance checks to ensure cases are consistently and correctly updated, both electronically and in the physical file.
  11. Assists with development of materials to improve understanding of program by refugee applicants and partners.
  12. Any other duties as assigned by management.

Qualifications
Education:
High school diploma or equivalent is required.

Experience:
Five (5) years’ of paid work experience in a related field is required.
Knowledge/Skills:

  • Strong written and verbal English skills
  • Demonstrated computer skills, especially Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Strong organizational and time management skills

Abilities:
The Case Processing Assistant must have the ability to:

  • accurately type 5100 ksph with a 95% accuracy rating
  • communicate effectively both verbally and in writing;
  • follow instructions from the Supervisor with a positive and receptive attitude;
  • deal effectively and courteously with a large number of associates, outside agencies, refugees and members of the general public;
  • conduct oneself in a professional and courteous manner to represent the best interests of RSC Africa and CWS/IRP;
  • maintain a high performance standard with attention to detail;
  • carry out all of the duties of the position efficiently and effectively with minimal supervision;
  • work independently and contribute to overall operations of RSC Africa;
  • take initiative in the development and completion of projects;
  • lead others and address issues as they arise;
  • maintain strict confidentiality with RSC Africa administrative and operational information;
  • manage a large and diverse workload under pressure with competing priorities;
  • analyze and solve complex problems and make sound decisions;
  • work well as a team in a multi-cultural environment while maintaining a high level of motivation;
  • effectively manage RSC Africa’s resources;
  • actively participate in the implementation of the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP).

Working Conditions
Physical: This position requires bending, sitting, standing, walking, pushing/ pulling, handling objects (manual dexterity), reaching above shoulder level and using fine finger movements.
Environmental: Incumbents in this position will work in an open plan office.

Special Requirements
Certificate of Good Conduct issued within the past one year (12 months) is required before the start of employment.

The candidate should be willing to work overtime on weekdays and weekends if required.
Licensing/Certification
None

Competencies
Communication
Ensure effective exchanges of information with others. Examples of skills and behaviors include speaking to others respectfully; expressing ideas in a logical, organized way; sharing information appropriately; and clarity and conciseness in written communication.

Relationships
Ensure constructive and supportive interactions with others. Examples of skills and behaviors include being positive and supportive when working with others; sharing information and resources freely; resolving conflict constructively; and proactively working to remove obstacles to success for others.

Job Knowledge
Utilize and apply job related knowledge to complete job tasks at a level that meets or exceeds expectations. Examples of skills and behaviors include utilizing job knowledge to solve problems or develop new approaches; maintaining or enhancing skills through continuing education; and taking on projects that will develop or enhance skills.

Teamwork
Work effectively and contribute as a member of a team. Examples of skills and behaviors include supporting other team members by sharing information; covering the work of others during absences, vacations etc.; and actively participating in developing ideas for ways to increase team effectiveness.

Problem Solving
Analyze information and develop solutions to challenges that arise during the course of performing a job. Examples of skills and behaviors include researching and collecting facts; defining the issues and the parties affected; formulating options/solutions for addressing the problem; and engendering support for and implementing the solution.

Program Planning and Management
Organize work and/or plan projects and ensure timely completion and/or successful implementation. Examples of skills and behaviors include identifying and analyzing program options; identifying the tasks and deliverables required for successful completion; managing one’s time; monitoring the resources involved and ensuring that they are directed most effectively; and working with all involved to ensure successful completion.

Leadership
Guide and direct oneself or other individuals and groups toward a desired outcome. Examples of skills and behaviors include taking the appropriate level of initiative to resolve problems or remove obstacles, bringing individuals together around a common goal; evaluating information and making decisions; navigating conflict and obstacles; and ensuring that communication takes place between all parties involved.

Resource Building and Stewardship
Balance the acquisition or investment of organization resources with responsible use of those resources in line with the organization’s mission. Examples of skills and behaviors include taking advantage of all opportunities to cultivate potential donors; evaluating situations to identify the best use of resources; and making responsible investments of resources that increase organization effectiveness.

How to apply:

Please click the link below to access and submit your application.

http://rscafrica.applicantstack.com/x/detail/a2d9enf7lxkd?preview=1

This position is exclusively open to national applicants.

Valid Certificate of Good Conduct issued within the past one year (12 months) is required before the start of employment.

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Kenya: Country Manager – Somalia

Organization: Catholic Relief Services
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 21 Jul 2018

Position Title: Country Manager – Somalia Dept/Location: EARO/Nairobi, Kenya

FLSA: Exempt

Reports To: Kenya Country Representative

Job Summary

The CRS Country Manager (CM) for Somalia is responsible for overall leadership and management of the Somalia program. The CM is CRS' official representative to the Government, local donor representatives, Church leaders, international organizations, and other local partners. The position requires an individual with skills in leadership, business development, staff development, program management, representation, communication, partnership, and risk management.

Country Program Background

CRS first established an office in Somalia in October 1964. For 30 years CRS maintained its office, working with partners to develop and sustain projects related to health and nutrition, agriculture, education, and water and sanitation. In 1994, after the outbreak of a civil war, CRS closed its office in Mogadishu. CRS returned to Somalia in 2011 in response to the drought and famine that impacted East Africa that year and was managed remotely from EARO in Nairobi. CRS Somalia programming was incorporated into the CRS Kenya country program portfolio in October 2014.

Today, CRS continues to respond to the urgent needs of the Somali people through meeting their immediate needs (food and water); providing essential services (health, nutrition and protection); creating and rehabilitating critical infrastructure (latrines and wells); and restoring productive assets and purchasing power (via vouchers) to build their resilience and promote long-term, sustainable solutions. The current portfolio of CRS programming in Somalia is implemented thorough several trusted and long-term civil society partners.

Primary Functions

Leadership/Representation Stewardship Supervision, Staff Management and Development Security and Emergency Response Management Communications

Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff)

  • Serves with Integrity
  • Models Stewardship
  • Cultivates Constructive Relationships
  • Promotes Learning

    Country Representative Competencies

  • Leads toward Strategic Results

  • Manages Risk and Complexity

  • Represents and Partners Strategically

  • Champions Learning and Performance

    Qualifications:

  • Masters in International Development/Relations or related field

  • 5 or more years of progressively responsible experience in PVO management

  • Previous experience managing staff and programs overseas

  • Experience working closely with Caritas agencies and Church leadership

  • Experience in emergency response programming

  • Experience negotiating and working with local government

  • Experience with institutional strengthening and partnership building

  • Ability to work effectively in diverse environments and under pressure

  • Demonstrated understanding of the importance of staff development

  • Fluency in English Personal/Professional Skills:

  • Strong interpersonal, communication and organization skills, good judgment, vision and maturity

  • Ability to operate successfully amidst complexity and uncertainty

  • Demonstrated effectiveness with short- and long-term planning, as well as financial, human resource, and program management

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Familiarity and/or appreciation of the social teachings of the Catholic Church and its structure; ability to work well within this framework

  • Commitment to the Agency's mission and strategy

    Physical Requirements/Environment: The position is based in the CRS compound in Nairobi, with regular travel to Somalia.

    CRS' talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.

    Equal Opportunity Employer

Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. We welcome as a part of our staff and as partners people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need.

How to apply:

Please follow this link to apply: http://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=Z2xlbm4uYXVzbXVzLjY2MjgzLjM4MzBAY2F0aG9saWNyZWxpZWYuYXBsaXRyYWsuY29t

Ethiopia: Staff Safety & Security Advisor, East Africa Region

Organization: Catholic Relief Services
Country: Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 08 Jul 2018

Job Title: Advisor II, Staff Safety and Security

Department: Operations/East Africa Regional Office

Reports to: Deputy Regional Director (DRD)/MQ

Location: East Africa Region (EARO)

About CRS: Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. We welcome as a part of our staff and as partners people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need.

Job Summary: The CRS/EARO region, is comprised of 6 Country Programs (CPs) — Ethiopia, Kenya-Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda; EARO has a total FY18 budgeted program value of $206 million. While several EARO countries are among the most stable in Africa, others are entangled in violent conflict and political instability, consequently impacting the stability and security of the region. The Republic of South Sudan and Somalia continue to face considerable conflict and civil war. Increasingly, pockets of unrest have been breaking out in certain parts of Ethiopia.

You will provide Safety and Security technical solutions to the EARO region and country programs for strategic planning, program design in staff safety and security areas, and design of monitoring and evaluation systems including the provision of training to staff. The Technical Advisor leads the development of agency standards and strategies for Safety and Security and guides the region on their implementation. Collaborates with relevant national and international security agencies and providers, through relationship building, information sharing representation and advocacy.

Job Responsibilities:

Security Operational Leadership

Technical Assistance

Systems, Organizational Development and Staff Capacity-Strengthening

Key Working Relationships:

Internal: EARO Deputy Regional Directorm Regional Director, EARO, EARO Country Representatives; EARO regional technical advisors;, HQ Safety and Security Director, ERT Security RTA, and General Services Officer.

External: international and local partner NGOs, US, local Catholic agencies, US Embassy RSOs within the region; contracted security service providers, security officers of other international NGOs operating in EARO

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree required. Master's preferred.
  • Formal technical training in security and safety is a plus. Past management roles with INGOs in unsecure environments is a plus;
  • Excellent interpersonal, negotiation and advocacy skills. Ability to lead by influence and knowledge, rather than hierarchical authority.
  • Ability to transfer knowledge and provide technical assistance, training, within an adult learning framework to CPs.
  • Ability to get along with a diverse group of people, provide exceptional customer service while managing multiple priorities.
  • Knowledge and appreciation of the Catholic Social Teachings and their application to relief and development work. Adherence to the CRS values-based behaviors.
  • 5 years of relevant working experience in an advisory or management role, contributing to or managing projects in multiple regions- preferably in East Africa; including safety and security.
  • Previous relevant experience in a regional or complex country advisory role required.
  • Knowledge, or ability and willingness to learn CRS management and program tools and frameworks, adhere to all CRS policies and guidelines.
  • Mental/Physical Requirements: Approximately 50-60% travel, primarily within East African countries, and sometimes in remote areas with minimal amenities; often with short notice.

Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff): These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results.

  • Serves with Integrity
  • Models Stewardship
  • Cultivates Constructive Relationships
  • Promotes Learning

Language Required: Must be fluent in written and spoken English, Arabic is a plus.

Disclaimer: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.

CRS' talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. We welcome as a part of our staff and as partners people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need.

How to apply:

Please follow this link to apply: http://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=Z2xlbm4uYXVzbXVzLjkxOTk5LjM4MzBAY2F0aG9saWNyZWxpZWYuYXBsaXRyYWsuY29t

Kenya: COUNTRY DIRECTOR – SOMALIA

Organization: CARE USA
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 28 Jun 2018

At CARE, we seek a world of hope, tolerance and social justice, where poverty has been overcome and people live with dignity and security.

This has been our vision since 1945, when we were founded to send lifesaving CARE Packages® to survivors of World War II. Today, CARE is a global leader in the movement to eradicate poverty. In 2016, CARE worked in 94 countries and reached 80 million people with an incredible range of life-saving programs. We also put women and girls at the center of our work because we know that we cannot overcome poverty until all people have equal rights and opportunities. We seek dynamic, innovative thinkers to further our mission. If you share our core beliefs: poverty is an injustice; poverty is solvable; and together, we have the power to end it, join us.

CARE is seeking a dynamic and experienced Country Director, based in Nairobi, Kenya to lead CARE’s work in Somalia. The selected candidate will have the opportunity to work with a devoted team, to drive impact that benefits women and girls, addresses injustice and discrimination, and enhance the lives of poor and vulnerable communities. The Country Director is the senior leader and representative for CARE Somalia. S/he will lead the team to ensure the strategic visioning, development, funding, and implementation of CARE’s program portfolio.

The County Director will be responsible for fulfilling the CARE International approved “Performance Standards of Country Offices”. S/he will oversee the development, funding and implementation of the Country Office (CO) program portfolio. The person in this role will be responsible for the management of adequate emergency preparedness and emergency programming and operations. S/he will establish and sustain productive relationships and political influence with government officials, donors and strategic partners. The Country Director will lead the CO’s fundraising strategy to ensure the CO’s financial viability. An organizational citizen, s/he will contribute to CI’s global strategy, shares knowledge and support the generation of evidence to inform CARE’s global programming.

In this role, the CD will be accountable for competent operational and risk management, including the proper management, well-being and safety of CARE staff and the proper stewardship of CARE’s resources. The CD is expected to model and ensure systematic practice of CARE’s core values – Respect, Integrity, Commitment and Excellence. S/he will promote Gender Equality and Diversity among Country Office staff.

The CD will be innovative, strategic and is expected to model new ways of working, will drive the teams toward the CARE 2020 vision, foster innovation, holistic planning and programming and work to build effective teams, coalitions and networks. S/he will encourage and practice on-going staff development to motivate and strengthen the teams’ resilience in the face of change.

Responsibilities:

  • Build and maintain a strong, innovative senior leadership team
  • Lead the design, implementation, and evolution of the Country Office (CO) strategic plan
  • Oversee CO programming to advance CARE’s vision and mission, in line with CARE’s Program Strategy and standards for program quality
  • Direct the mobilization, management, and accounting of all resources in the CO
  • Oversee the management and development of CO human resources to ensure a diverse, skilled, and productive workforce
  • Develop and enhance relationships, partnerships, and networks between the CO, other parts of CARE and external organizations to maximize CARE’s impact on poverty and social justice

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in related field. Master’s degree preferred
  • 6-8 years of experience in senior management position in development or humanitarian field
  • Demonstrated skills in influencing decision makers in adopting/reinforcing pro-poor policies and creating an enabling environment for social justice
  • Strategic and Operational Management
    • Demonstrated experience in leading strategic and operational planning and analysis
    • Demonstrated management skills in an international setting
  • People/Relationship Management
    • Demonstrated self-awareness, leadership, and interpersonal skills
    • Experience supervising and developing a multi-disciplinary team in a cross-cultural setting
  • Demonstrated interest and ability to give feedback, develop, motivate and lead a diverse team to achieve results;
  • Demonstrated use of positive coping strategies in stressful environments
  • Must possess excellent resource mobilization skills
  • Experience and skills in leading organizational change processes
  • Experience with financial management as demonstrated by the ability to:
    • Manage a complex budget
    • Ensure donor compliance and reporting
  • Ability to establish a learning culture within the CO and to facilitate knowledge sharing across CARE
  • Proven experience developing and managing various forms of external partnerships
  • Strong representation, influencing and negotiation skills

How to apply:

To apply for this position, please visit our website at https://chp.tbe.taleo.net/chp02/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=CAREUSA&cws=52&rid=4285

Our diversity is our strength; we encourage people from all backgrounds and experiences, particularly women, to apply.

CARE USA is an equal opportunity employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you’d like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please click here.

The closing date for this posting, if listed, is approximate. Job postings may be removed from CARE's career website at any time.

Kenya: Investigator (French-Speaking)

Organization: International Rescue Committee
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 13 Jun 2018

Job Title: Investigator (French-Speaking)

Sector: Compliance

Employment Category: Regular

Location: Kenya-Nairobi

Job Description

Background/IRC Summary:

The International Rescue Committee is among the world's leading humanitarian relief and development organizations. The IRC has been at the forefront of virtually every major humanitarian initiative to assist people uprooted by war, persecution, or civil conflict for the last 80 years. And, more than 80 years after Albert Einstein helped create the IRC, the number and intensity of humanitarian crises across the globe warrant a dose of Einstein-inspired innovation.

The world's more than 50 million displaced people, the most since World War II, require more than "aid as usual." Their growing and increasingly complex needs mandate a transformation-a creative rethinking-in the global humanitarian response.

The beneficiaries of its programs deserve evidence-based interventions that bring real change to their lives. That is what the IRC is determined to deliver. The IRC has grown because its teams have gone to the toughest places, done cutting-edge research, developed in-depth knowledge, and forged vital relationships with local governments. Today its 11,000 employees and 13,000 incentive workers work in 170 field offices in 40 crisis-torn countries are helping communities rebuild after Ebola, survive terrorist insurgencies, and recover from war. From health care to education to protection for women and girls, the IRC is there. And unlike any other humanitarian organization, it is also here, in 26 U.S. cities, helping newly arrived refugees adjust to life in America and make a contribution to their new country.

Job Overview/Summary:

Reporting to a Sr. Investigator, the Investigator will assist the IRC Ethics and Compliance Unit to conduct investigations of allegations involving fraud, waste, abuse and corruption, and other misconduct. The position will support IRC programs to ensure continued vigilance with regard to the risks associated with violations of IRC's Code of Professional Conduct and Policies the law/regulations and the further development of complaints mechanisms and investigation capacity. The position will work with other IRC functional areas and programs to support our partners, sub-grantees and other agencies in fostering a work environment that minimizes the potential for fraud, waste, abuse, corruption and other forms of misconduct.

Two commitments lie at the foundation of the IRC's work: 1) our unceasing quest to serve the needs of our beneficiaries; and 2) our determination to meet the requirements of our donors as trusted stewards of their resources. In connection with this latter function, the ECU is vested with the responsibility to detect, deter and investigate allegations of misuse of grant resources. This position will play a key role in meeting these challenges by furthering a critical mission of the Ethics and Compliance Unit – to safeguard our resources against fraud and other forms of abuse in challenging and high-risk operating environments. This position will serve these functions through investigating allegations of fraud, collusion and corruption in the use of the grant funds. As the investigations will involve transactions, individuals and entities in the field, the position requires extensive travel, coordination with investigation teams, forensic specialists and external contractors as required.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Undertake investigations of alleged fraud, waste, financial corruption, misconduct, ensuring objectivity, impartiality and fairness throughout investigative processes in accordance with generally recognized international investigative standards and IRC guidelines and ECU policies and procedures;
  • Formulate investigation plans, review and analyze all information to determine its relevance and reliability, conduct interviews of staff and other involved parties, record interviews, obtain and analyze potential documentary and electronic evidence, conduct investigative research, prepare draft investigation reports, and present investigative results in a clear written form;
  • Prepare reports and ad hoc briefs pertaining to investigations in coordination with the Sr. Director, Investigations
  • Support the preparation of work plans and the prioritization of investigative work in consultation with Compliance Unit management. Work with, monitor and assist the work of contracted specialists as appropriate
  • Fluency in French is required

Working Relationships:

Position Reports to: Sr. Investigator, Investigations Position directly supervises: None

Other Internal and/or external contacts

Internal: Headquarters departments, international and U.S. program operations as needed

External: Vendors, service providers and external auditors and contractors as needed

Job Requirements

Education: Bachelor's degree required in business, accounting, criminal justice or related field.

Certificates, licenses or advanced degrees in law, accounting or computer forensics an advantage: (CFE/CFF/CPA/CA/CCEP)

Work Experience:

  • 5+ years of international financial fraud investigations (procurement, vendor/supply chain) experience (including substantive experience in developing countries and insecure environments)
  • Excellent judgment and discretion
  • Experience conducting fraud, collusion, bribery and corruption investigations in challenging environments, and in the locations where the IRC operates;
  • Experience leading investigations of complex fraud, collusion and procurement fraud in government programs, NGO programs or the equivalent;
  • Experience working with investigation teams in distant locations and insecure environments;
  • Experience examining forensic evidence; electronic evidence and working with computer forensic and accounting forensic specialists;
  • Experience conducting interviews of witnesses and subjects;
  • Experience in the nonprofit, NGO sectors or grant-supported organizations, or the inspector general function within a large government organization.
  • Travel to insecure environments required

Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:

  • Fraud Investigation Principles and Techniques, including Procurement Fraud, Bribery, Collusion and Corruption
  • Fluency in French required
  • Extensive Interviewing skills and the ability to interview both witnesses and subjects
  • Experience with computer and accounting forensic specialists (having such expertise a plus)
  • Communications – Written and Oral English
  • Demonstrated ability to build relationships and work successfully with internal functional units and operations
  • Ability to work well within a team environment and adhere to reporting structures
  • Excellent writing and report drafting skills
  • Data Analysis
  • MS Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint and VISIO
  • Demonstrated experience and a successful track record working with minimal supervision

Working Environment

  • Position is based in Nairobi, Kenya with a standard office work environment
  • Travel could be 50% or more to developing countries including insecure environments

How to apply:

Please follow this link to apply: http://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=YXN0cmlkLm1hdGhldy41NjcwNS4zODMwQGlyY2NkLmFwbGl0cmFrLmNvbQ

Kenya: Business Development Manager (Resource Mobilizer)

Organization: Living Goods
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 08 Jun 2018

Do you want your work to matter? Do you want to use your skills to make a difference, not just a living? Do you want to improve millions of lives, including your own?

Living Goods works to reinvent how we improve the lives of the under-served. We think big, but operate small and nimble. We train community health workers to bring life-saving products and health services to families’ doorsteps. Services like prenatal assessments and well baby visits. Products like medicines, fortified foods, and modern contraceptives.

We also empower community health workers through mobile phones. We teach them how to detect and treat common illnesses like pneumonia, malaria, malnutrition, and diarrhea. We develop smart phone apps to guide home visits and create predictive algorithms to make the best use of community health workers' time. And we test new cool tools like paperless referrals to clinics and biosensors to monitor infant and child growth.

At Living Goods, you will have the chance to apply your ideas and creativity at work every day. If you work well in a dynamic collaborative culture, set high standards, and meet challenges with determination and a sense of humor, you’ll thrive here at Living Goods.

The opportunity

Living Goods is growing rapidly. Last year we reached more than 6 million people. In 2021, we will reach more than 25 million. Reaching more people requires more funding.

We’re looking for two people to pour their heart and soul into helping us identify and secure funds from donors like USAID, multilaterals, and foundations and corporations. We want self-starters who are excited to work in a growing organization and both work hard and have fun.

  • Develop winning proposals. You will drive proposals for funding from donor identification to submission and stewardship. You will lead proposal teams to identify timelines, responsibilities and win themes. You will write concept notes, create supplementary materials, and roll up your sleeves to occasionally draft key sections. After submission, you will hold debriefings with proposal teams to learn lessons and hone best practices for program development efforts.
  • Monitor the landscape. You will monitor grant opportunities and conduct pipeline forecasting and donor surveillance. You will monitor USG-funded and donor-funded websites, like Grants.gov and Development Aid, and Development Executive Group to track the release of procurements. You will also attend industry conferences, meetings and briefings to identify funding opportunities.
  • Promote Living Goods. You will raise awareness about Living Goods by cultivating relationships with Uganda based NGOs and multilateral and donors like USAID. You will identify strategic speaking opportunities and represent Living Goods at donor events and global health meetings and conferences.
  • Hone systems. You will document and implement business processes, procedures, and templates to improve the work flow of the business development team.
  • Motivate & organize people. Each proposal effort you lead is a chamber orchestra comprised of external partners and internal colleagues. You will serve as the conductor of each orchestra – leading discussions on win themes, creating buy-in around responsibilities and timelines, and guiding players every step in the proposal process.

Your Background

  • International NGO experience. You have experience working in global health or international development organizations. You have traveled extensively or lived in a developing country.
  • Business development experience. You have 3+ years experience in US grant proposal development (particularly USAID, CDC and large foundations). You are well versed in US government funding mechanisms and procedures.
  • Strong writing skills. You have experience drafting successful proposals for funding. You can write thoroughly, yet simply, about complex topics. You have a sharp eye and can write about both broad themes and minute details.
  • Collaborative spirit. We want someone who actively listens and communicates. You connect easily with her/his team and gain their trust and respect. Who can work well across departments — with executive team members, country representatives, and organizational peers.
  • Resourcefulness. You’re able to identify and recruit partners for projects and outside consultants for proposal development when necessary. When presented with problems, you know where to go to find answers.
  • Project management skills. You can scope and track potential opportunities, organize proposal calendars, develop collaborative timelines and execute action plans.
  • Team player. You play well with others enjoy seeing the impact of our work as a team.
  • Multitasks. You’re able to juggle multiple tasks at once while ‘staying calm and carrying on.’ You think strategically, handle ambiguity and work well in a multicultural environment.

How to apply:

To apply for this position please visit our career page and apply for Business Development Manager through our applicant tracking system. In lieu of a cover letter you will be asked to answer a few short questions that will help us learn a little bit more about you and your interest in working with Living Goods. For more information about Living Goods, please visit: www.livinggoods.org

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Kenya: Business Development Manager, Kenya

Organization: Living Goods
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 08 Jun 2018

Do you want your work to matter? Do you want to use your skills to make a difference, not just a living? Do you want to improve millions of lives, including your own?

Living Goods works to reinvent how we improve the lives of the under-served. We think big, but operate small and nimble. We train community health workers to bring life-saving products and health services to families’ doorsteps. Services like prenatal assessments and well baby visits. Products like medicines, fortified foods, and modern contraceptives.

We also empower community health workers through mobile phones. We teach them how to detect and treat common illnesses like pneumonia, malaria, malnutrition, and diarrhea. We develop smart phone apps to guide home visits and create predictive algorithms to make the best use of community health workers' time. And we test new cool tools like paperless referrals to clinics and biosensors to monitor infant and child growth.

At Living Goods, you will have the chance to apply your ideas and creativity at work every day. If you work well in a dynamic collaborative culture, set high standards, and meet challenges with determination and a sense of humor, you’ll thrive here at Living Goods.

The opportunity

Living Goods is growing rapidly. Last year we reached more than 6 million people. In 2021, we will reach more than 25 million. Reaching more people requires more funding.

We’re looking for two people to pour their heart and soul into helping us identify and secure funds from donors like USAID, multilaterals, and foundations and corporations. We want self-starters who are excited to work in a growing organization and both work hard and have fun.

  • Develop winning proposals. You will drive proposals for funding from donor identification to submission and stewardship. You will lead proposal teams to identify timelines, responsibilities and win themes. You will write concept notes, create supplementary materials, and roll up your sleeves to occasionally draft key sections. After submission, you will hold debriefings with proposal teams to learn lessons and hone best practices for program development efforts.
  • Monitor the landscape. You will monitor grant opportunities and conduct pipeline forecasting and donor surveillance. You will monitor USG-funded and donor-funded websites, like Grants.gov and Development Aid, and Development Executive Group to track the release of procurements. You will also attend industry conferences, meetings and briefings to identify funding opportunities.
  • Promote Living Goods. You will raise awareness about Living Goods by cultivating relationships with Uganda based NGOs and multilateral and donors like USAID. You will identify strategic speaking opportunities and represent Living Goods at donor events and global health meetings and conferences.
  • Hone systems. You will document and implement business processes, procedures, and templates to improve the work flow of the business development team.
  • Motivate & organize people. Each proposal effort you lead is a chamber orchestra comprised of external partners and internal colleagues. You will serve as the conductor of each orchestra – leading discussions on win themes, creating buy-in around responsibilities and timelines, and guiding players every step in the proposal process.

Your Background

  • International NGO experience. You have experience working in global health or international development organizations. You have traveled extensively or lived in a developing country.
  • Business development experience. You have 3+ years experience in US grant proposal development (particularly USAID, CDC and large foundations). You are well versed in US government funding mechanisms and procedures.
  • Strong writing skills. You have experience drafting successful proposals for funding. You can write thoroughly, yet simply, about complex topics. You have a sharp eye and can write about both broad themes and minute details.
  • Collaborative spirit. We want someone who actively listens and communicates. You connect easily with her/his team and gain their trust and respect. Who can work well across departments — with executive team members, country representatives, and organizational peers.
  • Resourcefulness. You’re able to identify and recruit partners for projects and outside consultants for proposal development when necessary. When presented with problems, you know where to go to find answers.
  • Project management skills. You can scope and track potential opportunities, organize proposal calendars, develop collaborative timelines and execute action plans.
  • Team player. You play well with others enjoy seeing the impact of our work as a team.
  • Multitasks. You’re able to juggle multiple tasks at once while ‘staying calm and carrying on.’ You think strategically, handle ambiguity and work well in a multicultural environment.

How to apply:

To apply for this position please visit our career page and apply for Business Development Manager through our applicant tracking system. In lieu of a cover letter you will be asked to answer a few short questions that will help us learn a little bit more about you and your interest in working with Living Goods. For more information about Living Goods, please visit: www.livinggoods.org

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Kenya: Investigator

Organization: International Rescue Committee
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 08 Jun 2018

Job Title: Investigator

Sector: Compliance

Employment Category: Regular

Location: Kenya-Nairobi

Job Description

Background/IRC Summary:

The International Rescue Committee is among the world's leading humanitarian relief and development organizations. The IRC has been at the forefront of virtually every major humanitarian initiative to assist people uprooted by war, persecution, or civil conflict for the last 80 years. And, more than 80 years after Albert Einstein helped create the IRC, the number and intensity of humanitarian crises across the globe warrant a dose of Einstein-inspired innovation.

The world's more than 50 million displaced people, the most since World War II, require more than "aid as usual." Their growing and increasingly complex needs mandate a transformation-a creative rethinking-in the global humanitarian response.

The beneficiaries of its programs deserve evidence-based interventions that bring real change to their lives. That is what the IRC is determined to deliver. The IRC has grown because its teams have gone to the toughest places, done cutting-edge research, developed in-depth knowledge, and forged vital relationships with local governments. Today its 11,000 employees and 13,000 incentive workers work in 170 field offices in 40 crisis-torn countries are helping communities rebuild after Ebola, survive terrorist insurgencies, and recover from war. From health care to education to protection for women and girls, the IRC is there. And unlike any other humanitarian organization, it is also here, in 26 U.S. cities, helping newly arrived refugees adjust to life in America and make a contribution to their new country.

Job Overview/Summary:

Reporting to a Sr. Investigator, the Investigator will assist the IRC Ethics and Compliance Unit to conduct investigations of allegations involving fraud, waste, abuse and corruption, and other misconduct. The position will support IRC programs to ensure continued vigilance with regard to the risks associated with violations of IRC's Code of Professional Conduct and Policies the law/regulations and the further development of complaints mechanisms and investigation capacity. The position will work with other IRC functional areas and programs to support our partners, sub-grantees and other agencies in fostering a work environment that minimizes the potential for fraud, waste, abuse, corruption and other forms of misconduct.

Two commitments lie at the foundation of the IRC's work: 1) our unceasing quest to serve the needs of our beneficiaries; and 2) our determination to meet the requirements of our donors as trusted stewards of their resources. In connection with this latter function, the ECU is vested with the responsibility to detect, deter and investigate allegations of misuse of grant resources. This position will play a key role in meeting these challenges by furthering a critical mission of the Ethics and Compliance Unit – to safeguard our resources against fraud and other forms of abuse in challenging and high-risk operating environments. This position will serve these functions through investigating allegations of fraud, collusion and corruption in the use of the grant funds. As the investigations will involve transactions, individuals and entities in the field, the position requires extensive travel, coordination with investigation teams, forensic specialists and external contractors as required.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Undertake investigations of alleged fraud, waste, financial corruption, misconduct, ensuring objectivity, impartiality and fairness throughout investigative processes in accordance with generally recognized international investigative standards and IRC guidelines and ECU policies and procedures;
  • Formulate investigation plans, review and analyze all information to determine its relevance and reliability, conduct interviews of staff and other involved parties, record interviews, obtain and analyze potential documentary and electronic evidence, conduct investigative research, prepare draft investigation reports, and present investigative results in a clear written form;
  • Prepare reports and ad hoc briefs pertaining to investigations in coordination with the Sr. Director, Investigations
  • Support the preparation of work plans and the prioritization of investigative work in consultation with Compliance Unit management. Work with, monitor and assist the work of contracted specialists as appropriate
  • Fluency in French is required

Working Relationships:

Position Reports to: Sr. Investigator, Investigations Position directly supervises: None

Other Internal and/or external contacts

Internal: Headquarters departments, international and U.S. program operations as needed

External: Vendors, service providers and external auditors and contractors as needed

Job Requirements

Education: Bachelor's degree required in business, accounting, criminal justice or related field.

Certificates, licenses or advanced degrees in law, accounting or computer forensics an advantage: (CFE/CFF/CPA/CA/CCEP)

Work Experience:

  • 5+ years of international financial fraud investigations (procurement, vendor/supply chain) experience (including substantive experience in developing countries and insecure environments)
  • Excellent judgment and discretion
  • Experience conducting fraud, collusion, bribery and corruption investigations in challenging environments, and in the locations where the IRC operates;
  • Experience leading investigations of complex fraud, collusion and procurement fraud in government programs, NGO programs or the equivalent;
  • Experience working with investigation teams in distant locations and insecure environments;
  • Experience examining forensic evidence; electronic evidence and working with computer forensic and accounting forensic specialists;
  • Experience conducting interviews of witnesses and subjects;
  • Experience in the nonprofit, NGO sectors or grant-supported organizations, or the inspector general function within a large government organization.
  • Travel to insecure environments required

Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:

  • Fraud Investigation Principles and Techniques, including Procurement Fraud, Bribery, Collusion and Corruption
  • Fluency in French required
  • Extensive Interviewing skills and the ability to interview both witnesses and subjects
  • Experience with computer and accounting forensic specialists (having such expertise a plus)
  • Communications – Written and Oral English
  • Demonstrated ability to build relationships and work successfully with internal functional units and operations
  • Ability to work well within a team environment and adhere to reporting structures
  • Excellent writing and report drafting skills
  • Data Analysis
  • MS Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint and VISIO
  • Demonstrated experience and a successful track record working with minimal supervision

Working Environment

  • Position is based in Nairobi, Kenya with a standard office work environment
  • Travel could be 50% or more to developing countries including insecure environments

How to apply:

Please follow this link to apply: http://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=bmF0YWxpZS5hcGNhci4yNzA4OC4zODMwQGlyY2NkLmFwbGl0cmFrLmNvbQ

Kenya: Partnerships Manager (Private Sector), P-4, ESARO, Nairobi, Kenya, #87508

Organization: UN Children's Fund
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 14 May 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 chance

Since the formal inception of UNICEF’s private sector operations in 2014 on the African continent, UNICEF has developed regional level strategies for strong growth in private sector fundraising and partnerships and non-financial engagement with the private sector across two regions – Eastern and Southern Africa (ESA) and Western and Central Africa (WCA). These strategies are in line with the UNICEF global private sector strategy, and contextualized for the African environment. They indicate a holistic approach for engaging with the private sector, which is defined as the business sector, key influencers (e.g. high net worth philanthropists, opinion leaders and private foundations) and individual supporters to achieve both financial results (fundraising targets) and contribute to programmatic and advocacy results (non-financial contributions). This includes harnessing the power of business for children, through fundraising and partnerships with key audiences, tapping into business core assets and their influence to support programme and advocacy, and changing business policy/practice through the Child Rights and Business agenda.

How can you make a difference

Under the leadership of the Senior Advisor, Public Private Partnerships, ESARO, the incumbent willdrive implementation of the ESAR private sector strategy including regional fundraising and partnerships, technical guidance to Country Offices, and training for colleagues throughout the region. The post will also coordinate with the private sector team in WCAR and act as the administrative focal point for PFP for Sub-Saharan Africa.

Summary of key functions/accountabilities:

Guide the development and updating of Private Sector fundraising and non-financial engagement strategies at regional and country levels.

  • Regularly update the situation analysis in ESAR impacting fundraising and other forms of engagement with the private sector, including the trends in sustainability and global norms, including the Children’s Rights and Business Principles, and priority industries with impact on children’s rights and well-being.
  • Prepare an annual review of fundraising and non-financial engagement progress against the 2018-2021 ESAR Private Sector Strategy and update the annual Action Plan. In the lead-up to the next strategic period, coordinate with PFP, WCARO, and COs to help guide the development of an updated regional strategy in line with global and Africa-wide strategies.*
  • Provide strategic guidance and tools to COs in the development and implementation of country level private sector fundraising and engagement strategies. In particular for Stage 1-2 COs, utilize key processes such as the development of CPDs to link private sector work to programme priorities result frameworks.
  • Guide regional and CO engagement of stakeholders in a holistic approach to corporate engagement, including advancement of business contributions to programme results and integration of child rights in business practices.
  • Facilitate learning and knowledge exchange in the region, including through webinars and workshops. Capture and share learnings and good practices on engagement with business, key influencers and individual supporters.
  • As a CO demonstrates strong and consistent progress with financial and non-financial results, coordinate with PFP, ESARO, and the CO on the transition to a different “stage,” which brings higher priority PFP support and accountabilities.

    Develop new Regional Strategic Partnerships

  • Provide leadership and direct support in the development of new high value bilateral and multi-stakeolder partnerships and collaboration in ESAR, and guidance to continental partnerships, which bring increased financial resources and contribute to positive impacts for children through non-financial engagement. These partnerships could be continental, regional, or sub-regional.
  • Guide research on prospects, to lead to an ongoing list of high priority prospects for regional (or continental) partnerships or non-financial engagement, in line with programme priorities.
  • Network and engage at the regional level in ESAR with key forums, platforms, associations, networks and other major entities to advocate for children, promote respect and support to children rights and position UNICEF for strategic partnership and fundraising opportunities.
  • In coordination with RO and CO colleagues, prepare investment cases and pitch documents to enable partnership development, ensuring due diligence and alignment with programme priorities.
  • Close key regional partnerships, including MoU finalization, communication plan, and appropriate implementation and management plans.
  • Steward Regional Partnerships

  • Steward existing regional partnerships, including regional reporting and primary relationship management, with the goal of expanding and/or renewing appropriate partnerships.
  • For the highest priority regional partnerships in ESAR, act as key interlocutor for ongoing stewardship as well as renewal of the partnership, and provide guidance on the same for WCAR.
  • Ensure appropriate engagement with RO and COs on regional partnerships, including regular communications and the required reporting.
  • As private sector capacity increases in COs or RO, oversee the coordination and stewardship of some regional partnerships by other professional staff.
  • Technical Assistance

  • Provide clear strategic direction and guidance to the Regional Office and Country Offices in ESAR on the development of private sector fundraising and non-financial engagement approaches and activities.
  • Share clear global and continental/regional guidance and best practice on all key focus areas of the private sector in the region.*
  • Provide direct technical support to COs on key private sector fundraising processes such as due diligence and agreements and the development of holistic partnerships, integrating with programme priorities and integration of child rights in operations.
  • Provide overall technical support, in close coordination with the Child Rights and Business Specialist for the region, to COs on non-financial engagement.
  • Provide support to COs on private sector operations, including banking of donations, monitoring, and reporting.
  • Provide support in other related tasks and larger partnership team objectives to ensure an integrated approach.
  • Support the relationship with PFP at the regional level, to ensure alignment on the development of private sector activities in the region.

  • Facilitate close collaboration and dialogue between PFP and COs on technical and operational issues.
  • Provide reports to PFP and key stakeholders on progress and areas requiring support in the region.
  • To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • An advanced university degree in social sciences, business administration, management, Corporate Social Responsibility marketing, fundraising or related field. A first level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
  • A minimum of 8 years relevant and progressively responsible professional work experience including private sector fundraising, philanthropy, and corporate social responsibility / sustainability.
  • Knowledge of private sector fundraising, philanthropy and corporate social responsibility / sustainability is required.
  • Experience working or living in Africa is an asset.
  • Fluency in English is required;fluency inFrenchis highly desirable.
  • 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…

  • Formulating Strategies and Concepts (iii)
  • Planning and Organizing (ii)
  • Applying technical expertise (ii)
  • Relating and Networking(iii)
  • Entrepreneurial thinking (ii)
  • Persuading and Influencing (iii)
  • 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.

    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=512621

    Kenya: CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (REF: ACT/CEO/10/2018)

    Organization: Act Change Transform
    Country: Kenya
    Closing date: 18 May 2018

    Act Change Transform (Act!) is a local non-governmental organization whose mission is to facilitate the empowerment of marginalized people and communities in Kenya and neighboring countries, to become active participants in their development by enabling them to: stand up for their rights; demand good governance in the management of resources; and participate in decision making processes. Act! does this through implementing partners, offering them capacity development and management of grants so that value for money is achieved and providing strategic leadership in national advocacy for the benefit of women, youth, people with disabilities and other marginalized communities.

    Job Summary

    The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is responsible for the realization of Act!’s Vision, Mission and Strategic Objectives. The CEO is accountable to the Board for overall corporate performance including program management, resource mobilization, financial management, people management, monitoring, evaluation and learning and overall organizational efficiency and institutional effectiveness.

    The CEO is responsible for developing and implementing the Strategic Plan in line with Act!’s mission and vision while ensuring quality implementation of programs. The CEO ensures Act!’s resources, systems and people are aligned to the Strategic Plan and provide oversight and direction to the Act! team through the Senior Management Team (SMT) to ensure operational effectiveness. Additionally, the CEO is the Secretary to the Board whose operations he/she will be expected to effectively facilitate and support. He/she has significant contact and interaction with Act!’s implementing partners and donors.

    Key responsibilities:

    Specifically, the Chief Executive Officer will be responsible for but not limited to:

    Strategic Leadership and Management

    • Lead in the development of program strategies in line with Act!’s mission, vision and the Strategic Plan considering the changing external and internal context, and responding to challenges and emerging opportunities.
    • Continuously align resource allocation, systems and people to the Strategic Plan.
    • Identify and pursue new strategic opportunities for Act! in line with the Strategic Plan.
    • Coordinate all governance and accountability arrangements ranging from external reviews, audits and Annual General Meetings to institutional retreats and regular Board, management and staff meetings.
    • Ensure effective linkages with, and support, Board Committees to fulfill their roles.

    Program Development, Planning and Management

    • Pursue the growth of Act! in all program platforms in a way that balances strategic priorities and corporate competencies.
    • Provide sound and transformational leadership to the program team to continuously exceed standards set by Act!’s Board and donors.
    • Develop and maintain sound systems and appropriate internal controls in all key program management areas with special emphasis on;

    o Selection of sub-grant concepts and proposals from applicant CSOs.

    • Development of tools for facilitated self-led capacity assessments and demand driven capacity development of CSOs.
    • Design and implementation of capacity development activities (including, accompaniment, reflection and training) to enhance CSO capacities to effectively deliver on their mandates in all platforms areas.

    o Regular review of training materials used within the program areas, aligning them to new developments in all program areas.

    • Remain up to date on the latest developments in all program areas and best practices from other programs and peer organizations.
    • Regularly update the Board on overall program implementation and organizational progress towards the achievement of the Strategic Plan.

    Financial Management

    • Exercise overall responsibility over all organizational budgets and ensure prudence and financial health of Act!.
    • Ensure all programs and operations adhere to Act!’s financial management systems, processes and controls and that they are in compliance with good operating standards.
    • Submit to the Board, for approval, an annual budget and provide oversight to the budgetary process including budgeting and budgetary control and agreements with donors.
    • Ensure that the control of expenditure and the disbursement of resources are in accordance with established procedures and maintain the financial and legal integrity of the organisation.
    • Ensure strict compliance with all statutory requirements governing the NGO sector, and as required by the Board, donors and other stakeholders.

    Resource Mobilization

    • Develop and deliver a Resource Mobilization Strategy in line with Act!’s Strategic Plan and with a clear mapping and understanding of donor strategies and alternative funding opportunities.
    • Promote constant search, consideration and development of funding proposals for the all program areas in line with the Act! Strategic Plan.
    • Guide new business development/grant and fund raising in all platform areas and provide leadership of negotiations with donors and other potential financiers.
    • Ensure continuous and harmonious relationships with donors and other partners.
    • Lead and or provide oversight for contract or agreement negotiations with donors as well as with partners and sub-grantees.
    • Promote value for money considerations and exercise effective stewardship, on behalf of the Board, of Act!’s resources.

    Human Resource Management

    • Provide oversight in the development of a HR Strategy that will attract and retain the necessary talent to achieve Act!’s vision, mission and strategic objectives.
    • Oversee staff leadership, mentoring and support and, in consultation with the Board, staff recruitment, deployment and separation.
    • Provide oversight in the development of sound systems that assure consistently high staff performance, a sound performance-based reward system and a highly conducive working environment for Act! employees.
    • Provide effective supervision to the SMT.
    • Promote Act!’s values amongst staff and promote a positive corporate culture.

    Monitoring, Evaluation and Knowledge Sharing

    • Set organisational targets for programs and operations in line with the overall strategic goals of Act!.
    • Provide specific leadership responsibility for the development and maintenance of internally-sustainable program, institutional, financial and knowledge management processes and systems.
    • Oversee the development of annual work plans for programme implementation.
    • Oversee on-going monitoring, periodic evaluations and improvement of program implementation and Act! strategy.
    • Oversee quality of program reports and participate in the compilation of reports.
    • Lead in preparation of biennial reports. Oversee quality development of Act!’s publicity materials.

    Representation and Networking

    • Establish and maintain regular contact with donors, communities, Government of Kenya and partners and liaise and co-ordinate with the appropriate government and private sector bodies, whenever appropriate, to ensure successful program implementation.
    • Negotiate collaboration with donors and partner institutions and Government Departments in support of Act! and the project activities.
    • Participate in strategic meetings, forums and processes to stay up to date with unfolding events or issues and ensure that Act! is best placed to advise stakeholders on such events or issues.
    • Represent Act! at meetings and other events as necessary.
    • Promote media coverage and other means by which to strengthen Act!’s profile within the three platforms.
    • Actively lead in CSO, Government and private sector forums that promote Act!’s strategic interest in Kenya’s development.

    Key Performance Indicators

    The following performance indicators are pertinent to the evaluation of the job holder’s performance. (Targets will be set by the Board on an annual basis):

    • Achievement of annual corporate objectives as agreed with the Board.
    • Full compliance of all programs to set Act! and donor standards.
    • Current updated and approved Strategic Plan.
    • Timeliness and accuracy of approved annual budgets.
    • A clear and well-functioning organizational structure fully aligned to the Strategic Plan.
    • A complete and highly performing SMT.
    • Alignment of resource allocation, systems and people to the Strategic Plan.
    • Quality of internal control systems in place.
    • Level of staff motivation and productivity.
    • Program and operational budget utilization and compliance with approved allocations.
    • Quality and effectiveness of the MERL function and systems.
    • Satisfactory annual audit report.
    • Quality of Board papers.
    • Quality of Board facilitation.
    • Quality of relationships and contacts with donors, donors and partners.
    • Number and size of new programs and renewal of existing programs.

    Academic Qualifications

    Hold a Master’s degree in social sciences, development studies, project management, business administration, or postgraduate qualifications in any other relevant field.

    Experience

    The successful jobholder should have:

    • At least 15 years working experience in development related fields with at least five years’ proven track record in leading and managing a development organisation and/or development programmes.
    • Experience managing programmes in at least two of Act!’s thematic areas.
    • Managed an organisation or division with an annual budget of not less than US$ 7 million.
    • Experience overseeing sub-granting mechanisms.
    • Experience in capacity development of CSOs.
    • Experience in rights-based development approaches and excellent networking skills.

    Personal Attributes

    The successful jobholder should demonstrate:

    • Commitment to Act! values and principles.
    • Proven experience managing change in a large organization.
    • A leadership style that builds relationships, confidence and trust among teams.
    • Good relationships with major funding agencies and government agencies.
    • A high level of integrity.
    • Effective negotiation skills, with the ability to positively influence multi-sectoral partnerships.

    Essential Skills

    • Proven ability to design and deliver on resource mobilization strategies.
    • Excellent conceptual and analytical skills.
    • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, communication and coordination skills.
    • Excellent facilitation and writing skills.
    • Resource management, training and capacity building, coaching/mentoring skills.
    • Genuine commitment to and understanding of results-based and participatory approaches to program management.
    • Demonstrated ability to understand complexities of program management in multiple platform areas using a similar model to that of Act!.
    • Highly proficient in MS Word, Excel, Access, Power-point and the use of Internet for research.

    How to apply:

    How to Apply

    If you meet the requirements as contained in the job description, please submit (1) a detailed and current CV; (2) an Application Cover Letter demonstrating your suitability for the position, quoting your current/last gross remuneration (mandatory) and names of three referees including their most current contact details on or before 12.00 noon, Friday 18th May, 2018. All applications should be submitted electronically to hr.admin@act.or.ke quoting the reference number (ACT/CEO/10/2018) and position on the e-mail subject line**.** Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

    Act! is an equal opportunity employer with zero tolerance for corruption.