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Kenya: Conduct and document a practical workshop in Agroecology as applied to farms, rangelands and other communal drylands

Organization: Trócaire
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 19 Apr 2018

Terms of Reference to Conduct and Document Trócaire Africa Programmes’ Agroecology on Farm and Wider-than–Farm,

Practical Exchange and Training workshop,

Marimanti Kenya,

May 21th to 25th, 2018.

  1. Background

Trócaire is a 44-year old international development agency which works in 25 countries of Africa, Asia and Central America. Trócaire’s 2016-2020 Strategic Plan1, re-iterates Trócaire’s commitment to support people living in poverty, particularly women, to exercise their right to access and control natural resources and to benefit from the sustainable use and management of those resources. In terms of sustainable use of resources Trócaire, through its NGO partners, has been supporting the most marginalised rural households to improve their livelihoods through sustainably improving production and through better care of the land on which they farm. Trócaire has become aware that the household/family farm approach needs to be complemented with wider-than-farm strategies and whole community efforts. Trócaire as a right based organisation is concerned with the right to food and the seed, water and land rights which underpin access to good nutrition and a secure quality life. Thus Trócaire has a transformative approach to agriculture which is most closely exemplified by agroecology. Experience with agroecology in Central America supports and encourages our belief that agroecology can also make rural life physically, economically and socially viable in African countries. Globally agroecology is gaining purchase but there are many barriers to its widespread adoption and forces which work counter to people’s sovereignty over their food. In the African countries2 in which Trócaire works, national economic development plans consider the ‘modernisation’ of agriculture as one of the main means to address both hunger and revenues for the exchequer. Government aid to farmers is mostly focussed on single commodity production for distant markets. Government and donor funds for smallholder improvement are spent on fertiliser, pesticide and herbicide input distribution and natural resources stewardship is disconnected from so –called ‘productive’ sectors such as livestock husbandry and the cultivation of crops. Thus, although farmers in some countries, such as Uganda, have made huge strides in the adoption of organic agriculture, in the main there has been little progress in countering the non-sustainable input-focused conventional agricultural drive into smallholder systems. Good traditional land management practices and much of the agrobiodiversity have been lost resulting in higher risks of whole crop losses which in turn drives rural-urban migration. Trócaire has been successful in supporting thousands of farmers to adopt soil conservation and fertility-raising practices which have resulted in improvements to their livelihoods. Also communities have successfully established landscape and watershed management practices. However we consider that most of our programmes are at Phase One or the beginning of Phase Two in terms of adoption of agroecology. Implementation of some good practices (Phase One) is taking place in most of the land holdings which we influence, however the dropping of unsustainable and damaging practices (Phase Two) is only at an early stage. Consideration of whole –farm re-design towards a closed system where resources are sustainably cycled, that is Phase Three, is still at the theoretical stage.

Justification for the Agroecology Workshop

Trócaire’s has only recently formalised its adoption of agroecology as a strategy therefore its embedment into policy and implementation programmes is at an early stage. Although there is interest, enthusiasm and successful strides have been made amongst staff and partners there is doubt about agroecology’s potential for the following reasons;-

· Few examples of successful implementation exist in Africa.

· Multi cropping is considered backward.

· Agroecology is thought to involve more drudgery than current farming systems.

· Simplistic, quick-fix solutions are aggressively promoted, available and attractive.

Most partner field officers come from a conventional agricultural background and are challenged to change completely their learning and experience of what successful agriculture is. Since in many countries’ education on agriculture is quite separate from natural resources management, many of the agriculturalists with whom we work have very little education in natural resources management or ecological or landscape thinking. Trócaire’s programme staff come from a variety of professional backgrounds which lean more strongly on the socio-economic than the biological sciences fields and therefore are new to the biophysical elements of agroecology.

Specific areas in which partners and staff need practical training and exposure are:-

  1. How to co-identify, with the farming family, and assess the whole resources of a farm, its wider use and influence and how to use this information to support farm planning towards a more agroecological system. How to make an agroecological farm plan.

  2. How to incorporate natural vegetation into the farm and household food system – how to resist clearing it all before starting to cultivate!

  3. How to take a whole landscape/ecosystem/ sub-catchment common resources stewardship approach to community development e.g. to water supply, to food and nutrition security, to wild resources security.

  4. How to take a food–systems approach rather than a commodity focussed value chain approach to agricultural production.

Therefore it is intended to conduct a practical training workshop with Resource Use & Rights Programme Officers and their partners from eight programme countries ;- Rwanda, DRC, S. Leone, Kenya, Ethiopia, Malawi, Zimbabwe and Uganda. The workshop will be hosted by the Trócaire Kenya Programme Office and three of its partners in Upper Eastern Kenya in the counties of Tharaka, Kitui, and Embu

  1. Objective of the consultancy

The objective of the consultancy is to conduct and document the proceedings of a participatory 5-day workshop for 25-30 participants in Marimanti Kenya. This will include:

I. Site preparations comprising consultations and site visits with farmers, agro-pastoralists, communities and partners in order to select suitable training examples for the participants to work on practically, analytically and to observe.

II. Resources and equipment preparations

III. Training materials preparations for each participant.

IV. Documentation equipment and personnel preparation for recording the proceedings and editing them to a format/formats which can be distributed to the participants and others.

Objective of the workshop

To raise participants’ practical capacity in on-farm, on-rangeland and wider-than-farm agroecology and sustainable natural resources use and management.

Outputs

There will be three major outputs from the training workshop as follows:

Participants will have

  1. Been exposed to and will have become familiar with;-

· The meaning and status of agroecology globally with practical examples, the status of agroecology in their colleagues’ countries, policies and laws which support or limit its adoption.

· The agroecological and natural resources activities of their colleagues in other countries, their experiences successes and challenges.

· Practical assessment of the natural resource base and agroecological adaptation status of farms and landscape e.g. sub-catchment status and design of management plans on sites in dryland Kenya.

· Natural resources laws and policies relevant to food sovereignty.

  1. Will have gained experience and skills in Agroecology by;-

· Performing a practical in-field of the whole resource assets of a farm, a farm family and its surrounding a landscape together with the farm family.

· Proposing a realistic practical plan for an agroecological re-design of a farm.

· Will have together with a community,

o Discussed and analysed and designed /re-designed a landscape/ sub-catchment plan (NR inventory & status, zonation agreements, legal instruments, managerial structures)

o Considered the legal and organisational opportunities and

o Considered the measures needed to implement it effectively in partnership with all relevant interests and stakeholders.

o Collaboratively designed a stepwise strategy for implementation including full enforcement of the sub-catchment plans.

  1. Observed and analysed, measured, compared, planted, prepared and/or constructed

· Vegetation cover on a farm or landscape

· Orphan/Wild food and/or veterinary or plant protection resources

· A planting design which nourishes the family all year round, protects and enhances the land

· A cyclical farm waste and fertility system

· A water saving, storage, distribution and soil protection system for a water supply programme.

· Level or soil organic matter

· Soil pH

· Soil moisture level

· A rain gauge.

· A water level meter.

Methodology

The experiences of supporting Trócaire’s Programme Officers and partners to exchange and learn in three such workshops since 2013 has clearly shown that practical in-field demonstrations are their most highly desired and effective learning tools. Hands-on practice is even more effective, followed by sharing experience and knowledge with peers. Therefore all three methods will be used as the chief tools. The location of the workshop will lend itself to directly witnessing and addressing the practical challenges faced by agricultural communities in drylands. Problem solving assignments will be set for participants and they will be supported to work out sustainable solutions. The language of the workshop will be English and translation to Swahili and Tharaka when working in communities. Documentation will be photographic, video and through English written reports and guides. A draft schedule of content for each the five days is appended (Appendix 1).

Venue

The workshop conferencing and accommodation will be based in Marimanti town in dryland Upper Eastern Kenya. The daily practical sessions will take place in village communities and a variety of farm and sub-catchment sites in Tharaka Nithi which will include a river, farms and a hill

  1. Consultant Team Profile

The consultancy team will bear the following expertise

  1. Agroecology and food sovereignty Specialist, who can lead practical exercises in making a draft participatory farm conversion plan and a catchment (or sub-catchment) management plan with selected farmers, community members and workshop participants and the community/ies. This will include practical assessment of the natural resources quality and quantity (participatory mapping) consideration of moisture, energy and nutrient cycling and of the human labour inputs and nutritional needs and facilitation of a process where participants learn how to apply agroecological principles to actual farm sites. The expert will be a passionate believer in agroecology and will be capable of fielding challenging questions on all aspects of agroecology.

2. Sustainable water catchment management specialist who has more than 10 years’ experience of commissioning and evaluating systems for catchment protection and efficient water usage on farms. The person will be capable of leading participants in assessing the condition of an actual catchment (through various observation and measurement methods) and calculating the potential for increasing water infiltration and conservation –total water quantity and length of water availability throughout the year. They will also be capable of training participants in participative planning for communal catchment management. The expert will also have skills in assessing and improving technological choices for water saving and soil protection on irrigated farms including storage, delivery and in-field shading and anti-evaporation design.

3. Reporting and documentation skills.

The consultancy team will have capacity and equipment to document the workshop photographically, electronically/digitally and in hard copy.

  1. Estimated Timeline

Date 2018

Output

April 20th

Contract and overall schedule of work agreed.

May 1st

Trócaire’s and partners reports and other secondary data on local area and the project, and relevant global state-of the-art literature reviewed. Preliminary consultations with Trócaire and other resource persons in Kenya complete. Inception report with draft training plan submitted.

May 14th

Materials such as sketches, maps, satellite imagery, hydrological data, community analysis and mapping reports and plans assembled. Training resource materials researched and drafted and shared with Trócaire.

May 16th

Equipment assembled. Materials prepared for each participant.

May 17th-19th

Dry/Practice run with Programme team and partners in communities and other sites.

May 20th

Final preparations materials and training room at the central venue at Marimanti town,

Evening – Dinner and meet and greet with participants and organisers.

May 21th -25th noon.

Conduct and document the five –day workshop

25th afternoon – Wrap –up feedback meeting with Trócaire.

May 31st

Submit Draft report –digital, hard and electronic copies for comments.

June 12th

Re – draft report with adjusted recommendations.

June 22nd

Final report submitted.

  1. Key Deliverables

The reporting output in English will comprise

  1. Inception report containing detailed training plan.

  2. Training hand-outs/resources/guidance/presentations and notes.

  3. An approximately 20-page report comprising sketches and photographs and text of the proceedings and the participants’ evaluation.

  4. Five to seven-minute video/DVD containing main learning points of the workshop.

  5. Reporting to

The consultancy will be managed by Trócaire.

The Consultant will report to the Trócaire Sustainable Agriculture Adviser.

  1. Financial

A budget to cover the costs of the proposed methodology will be submitted. The Programme will cover the living allowances during the field work including accommodation, food and communication costs. Therefore the financial offers from the consultants should not include these costs which will be managed by Trócaire day to day. The Tender Price shall be in Euro (€), inclusive of VAT, per consultant day and will be awarded on a fixed price basis for the number of consultancy days estimated to be required to deliver on the objectives.

9. Submission of proposals

Consultants are invited to submit proposals outlining their capability to perform the task and deliver the expected outputs by detailing their

  1. Experience of similar work and their

  2. Relevant qualifications.

  3. Methodology to deliver the required works

  4. An example of previous similar work by the consultants should be submitted.

  5. Proposed budget to cover these works

Only shortlisted consultants will be contacted.

  1. Appendices

Appendix 1. Draft Schedule for the Agroecology Exchange and Training workshop May 20th-25th, Marimanti, Meru, Kenya.

Sunday 20rd May Arrival of participants. Security briefing. Dinner with participants, resource persons and organisers.

Day 1, May 21st Morning – Introductions and pictorial presentations from each country. Consolidated listing of successes and challenges. Success and challenges in promoting the principles and practice of agroecology on farms, rangelands, ecosystems, with staff and partners and in broader policy and advocacy strategies.

Preparation/ guidance for farm visits to observe, assess and discuss the adoption of agroecology. Afternoon Participatory field exercise to assess and discuss adoption of agroecology on farms.

Day 2, May 22ndMorning – Agroecology, the principles, of agroecology, why it works, how it works biophysically, why are promoting it for change to the condition of natural resources (on farms and wider than farms), Examples of where it is working globally. Food sovereignty, what it is and what differences it makes to social and economic well-being of rural households. Practical challenges to applying the principles and to challenging the political status quo of agricultural in the participating African countries. How to get a break through at grassroots level and in community and civil society.

Preparations for site visit and farm re-design process. Afternoon- Field site visit and consultations with farmers who have begun the process of adopting agroecology. Consultations in order to gather data from the farmers re-designing the farm over a five year period in order to establish a self-sustaining system which can nourish the family and meet the other needs and aims of the family. Evening –participant team discussions and write-up of their farm re-design recommendations.

Day 3, May 23rdEarly Morning – 1. Presentation of farm re-design plans by groups. Plenary discussions.

2. Mid-morning. Applying agroecological principles beyond the farm –ecosystems, landscapes, catchments. Introduction to the need for a wider catchment approach, why Trócaire promotes it, what principles apply, what laws (international, national and local) and policies underpin the wise management of communal resources such as wild biodiversity and water.

Introduction through maps and photos, existing catchment plans, and Kenya partner presentations to the water catchment landscape which we will study but Ideally the area in Tharaka where 1,200 households have gravity water supply from the local river) and for which the participants will prepare a catchment/landscape management plan. The water cycle, the importance of perennial vegetation, the farm re-designs and a joined-up approach to land use. Introduction to the relevant sections of Kenya Water Resources Management planning guidelines. Preparation of participants for site visits.

3. Afternoon.

First site visit. Observations of the catchment resources, uses and their condition and what is being done to monitor their status. Observation of the river and the gravity flow irrigation project (water extraction, water protection, water usage and return to the catchment, opportunities for better use of the water etc.).

Day 4, May 24thEarly Morning – Second visit to the catchment to gather observations and information for designing an ecologically sensitive catchment management plan. Community consultations.

Afternoon Preparation of team’s recommendations for catchment management including better water resources management in the landscape which encompasses on-farm and off farm changes.

Evening Fun cultural and food event with relevance to the agroecological theme.

Day 5 May 25thMorning Presentations on catchment re-design.

Discussions; – Consider options for further addressing adoption of agroecology and communal catchment management in each country.

One-to-one consultation period with consultant facilitator and other resource persons.

Noon Evaluation of the week

Close. Lunch. Depart for Nairobi airport.

1 Web link to Strategic Plan https://www.trocaire.org/node/3253

2 Trócaire has long and medium term programmes with farmer and pastoralist communities in Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, DRC, Sierra Leone, Malawi and Zimbabwe.

How to apply:

Tender to be submitted to: infonairobi@trocaire.org

Please entitle your email submission as: Agroecology Training Proposal.

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Kenya: Regional Resource Mobilization (RX) Manager, Africa.

Organization: Nutrition International
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 25 Apr 2018

At Nutrition International, we believe nutrition is the difference between what could be and what never gets the chance. So, every day, we drive for better, faster ways to deliver the nutrition interventions we know work to those who need them most. If you are interested in being part of a team that is improving the lives of millions around the world, please submit your application for the above position.

Overall Purpose/Broad Function:

Reporting to the Regional Director (Africa), this position is mainly focused on securing new funding from existing and prospective regional and country-level donors with additional strategy & partnerships support, in line with achieving the objectives set out in NI’s Strategic Plan and Resource Development Strategy. The RX Manager will work in liaison with the Regional Director, Africa, and the Project Director, Strategy and Growth, HQ, and in close coordination with the Africa Country Directors. This position is a key part of NI’s Global Resource Mobilization (RX) Team.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

Research and intelligence gathering

· Identify and/or follow up on potential and appropriate donors in the region, researching their goals and policies and areas for potential collaboration with NI

· Ensure Country Directors (CDs) and their teams are provided with information on new funding opportunities e.g. through calls for Expressions of Interest in submitting proposals for grants or project management

· Track resource development efforts (e.g. proposals, reports)

· Input research findings into NI’s global systems and databases

Donor stewardship

· Act as focal point for communications with existing and prospective regional and country-level donors.

· Support CDs, RDs and HQ in ensuring key contractual obligations with donors are effectively met such as ensuring timely submission of reports that meet the expressed satisfaction of donors.

· Ensure donors are kept informed of notable events and achievements and receive appropriate recognition of their role e.g. at dissemination events or in publications relating to activities they have funded

· Encourage and support visits by donors to project sites especially when key events are taking place e.g. program launches, dissemination events

· Lead the preparation and execution of travel/missions related to donor relationship management and pitches.

· Proposal writing and coordination

· Manage the development, finalization and submission of proposals to new and existing regional and country-level donors.

Capacity building and country support

· Support CDs and their teams in the development of country strategies, investment plans and formulating their resource development strategies

· Support and deliver RX-related capacity building of NI’s regional and country-level staff

Strategy and Partnerships

· Support the Strategy and Growth Team at HQ in the development and maintenance of strategic partnerships with (non-donor) regional organizations (e.g. Amref, AfDB, etc.)

· Support the Strategy and Growth Team at HQ in the development, roll-out and monitoring of country strategies in the region.

· Help ensure alignment between NI’s Global Strategy and the Country Strategies in the region.

Management

· Collaborate closely with the Regional Advocacy and Communications Manager, Africa to ensure synergy in design and implementation of activities aimed at increasing awareness among potential donors of the NI brand

· Participate as a member of the Africa Management Committee contributing to NI regional strategy formulation and its implementation and identification of opportunities for RX.

Any other duties that are required of the post as requested by the Supervisor.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

No supervisory responsibility

Education/Professional Designations/Experience

· Master’s degree in relevant area, such as International Development, Marketing, Health Economics, Communications from reputable university or institution.

· Experience of working for or with an international and/or non-governmental organisation in similar field

· At least 7 years’ relevant experience e.g. development communications and resource mobilization preferably with regional exposure.

· Demonstrable knowledge and experience of new business development and marketing within the development sector

· Successful record of fund-raising/proposal writing that had generated new funding

· Proven ability to effectively manage relationships with private/public sector and other partners.

· Current knowledge of international development policies, strategies, and programming

· Proven ability to conceptualize, innovate, plan and execute ideas, as well as to impart knowledge and skills

Language Skills

· Excellent written and spoken English

· Fluency in French is an added advantage

Travel Requirements

· Willingness to travel within the country and regionally for about 10-15% of the time. Average duration of the trips could be in the range of 2-7 days.

Other Specific Skill Requirements:

· Excellent communication, analytical, negotiating and inter-personal skills

· A team player who is personable, diplomatic and confident at dealing with people at all levels

· Excellent proposal and report writing skills

· Creative and innovative

· Competent IT skills, i.e. Word, Excel advanced, and Outlook.

· Competent researcher

· Planning and organization skills

· Attention to detail

· Ability to work under minimal supervision Ability to work under pressure

How to apply:

Interested candidates should log in to https://nutritionintl.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=39 and submit their applications by Wednesday April 25, 2018. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those chosen to participate in the interview process will be contacted.

Kenya: Senior Investigator

Organization: International Rescue Committee
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 09 May 2018

Job Title: Senior 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 the Senior Director of Investigations and the Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer, the Senior Investigator will assist the IRC Ethics and Compliance Unit to conduct investigations of allegations involving fraud, waste, abuse, corruption, beneficiary exploitation and abuse, 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 abuse, exploitation 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. 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 employees, beneficiaries, staff and resources from misconduct and abuse in challenging and high-risk operating environments 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.

Position is based in Nairobi, Kenya with responsibilities primarily for investigations in East and West Africa.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Undertake investigations of alleged fraud, waste, financial corruption, and any other type of misconduct, ensuring objectivity, impartiality and fairness throughout investigative processes in accordance with generally recognized international investigative standards and IRC guidelines;
  • 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 Senior Director of Investigations and the Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer and others as appropriate;
  • Prepare recommendations for corrective action and improved controls and effectiveness or efficiency of IRC operations;
  • Support the preparation of work plans and the prioritization of investigative work in consultation with Ethics and Compliance Unit management. Monitor and assist the work of contracted specialists as appropriate;
  • Participate in developing and revising compliance-related best practices and lessons learned from investigative work.

Working Relationships:

Position Reports to: Senior Director of Investigations

Position directly supervises: Investigators

Other Internal and/or external contacts

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

External: International representatives, partners, vendors, service providers and external auditors 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:

  • 8-10+ years of international fraud investigations experience (including substantive experience in developing countries and insecure environments)
  • Experience in the nonprofit, NGO sectors or grant-supported organizations, or the inspector general function within a large government organization
  • Experience conducting fraud, collusion, corruption, and other types of 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 remote locations and insecure environments;
  • Experience investigating vendor and supplier collusion;
  • Experience examining forensic evidence; electronic evidence and working with computer forensic and accounting forensic specialists;
  • Extensive experience conducting interviews of witnesses and subjects in multicultural environments

Travel to insecure environments required

Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:

  • Fraud Investigation Principles and Techniques, including Procurement Fraud, Bribery, Collusion and Corruption
  • Sexual Exploitation and Abuse investigation and interviewing experience preferred
  • Excellent judgment and discretion
  • Fluency in French or Arabic a significant plus
  • Extensive Interviewing skills and the ability to interview both witnesses and subjects
  • Experience with computer and accounting forensic specialists (having such expertise a plus)
  • Project Management
  • Communications – Written and Oral English
  • Demonstrated ability to build relationships and work successfully with internal functional units and operations
  • 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 direct supervision

Working Environment:

  • Position is based in Nairobi, Kenya with responsibilities primarily for investigations in East and West Africa
  • Travel 50% or more to developing countries including insecure environments

How to apply:

Please follow this link to apply: http://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=YXN0cmlkLm1hdGhldy4yODMzMS4zODMwQGlyY2NkLmFwbGl0cmFrLmNvbQ

Kenya: OPERATIONS COORDINATOR – Nairobi (Kenyan Nationals Only).

Organization: Center for Victims of Torture
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 24 Apr 2018

Organization:

The Center for Victims of Torture works toward a future in which torture ceases to exist and its victims have hope for a new life. We are an international nonprofit dedicated to healing survivors of torture. We provide direct care for those who have been tortured, train partners around the world who can prevent and treat torture, and advocate for human rights and an end to torture. We are headquartered in Minnesota with offices in Africa and the Middle East. In Kenya we have offices and clinics in Nairobi, Dadaab and Kakuma.

Job Summary

The OC (Operations Coordinator) is responsible for supporting, coordinating and supervising timely and high -quality program implementation, with specific focus in ensuring effective functionality of all the support functions of the program.

The OC (Operations Coordinator) provides leadership, direction and management for the CVT operations in Nairobi and assists the Field Coordinators (Dadaab and Kakuma) in the day-to-day coordination and management ensuring adherence to agreed work plans, reporting schedules as well as full compliance to CVT policies in the areas of Finance, HR ,logistics and security.

Under the direction and support of the Country Director (CD), The Operations Coordinator (OC) will be responsible for:

Country Level.

Senior Leadership

· The OC deputizes CD when absent.

· The OC is responsible, under the direction of the CD, for maintaining country-wide policies (HR, finances, Logistics and security) in coordination with the Dadaab and Kakuma Field Coordinators and the Country Office Support Team to ensure CVT policies are relevant and adapted to the context.

· The OC works closely with the Country Director and Field Coordinators in Dadaab and Kakuma to ensure that strong partnership working is developed and maintained between Support and Clinical staff.

· The OC supports and advises the Country Director when taking key decisions – Country level.

Nairobi Project Level

Coordination and Representation

· The OC ensures coordination, management and implementation of CVT’s Mental Health and Physiotherapy programs in the Nairobi Project in adherence to all CVT and donors policies.

· The OC provides general support, guidance and serves as the focal point during project and strategic planning, grant proposal writing and reporting.

· The OC represents the organization at the regional/county level including meetings with donors, humanitarian actors, local authorities, community leaders, donors, protocol meetings, security meetings as well as sectorial meetings. This might include any other meeting or event deemed necessary by the CD.

Project Management

· The OC oversees project implementation and day-to-day operations in Nairobi project, including management of clinical and support staff and security of CVT staff and premises in Nairobi.

· The OC directly supervises heads of department in the Nairobi project, including co-supervision of lead clinical staff along with headquarters-based Clinical Advisors.

· The OC ensures that deadlines for monthly and quarterly Project Reports are met, including the direct supervision of the Senior M&E Officer.

· The OC ensures compliance with CVT procedures/polices and donor regulations applicable to the project with regards to clinical program, security, Human Resource, Logistics, Finance and Administration.

Budget and Financial Management

· The OC is responsible for overseeing the management of Nairobi project Finances including the direct supervision of the Finance Controller and ensuring adherence to the CVT finance Policy and budget.

· The OC oversees the preparation of the Nairobi financial reports on monthly basis and deadlines are met.

· The OC provides direction in budgetary planning processes and prioritize activities for the finance department in Nairobi.

Logistics Management

· The OC oversees the logistics in the Nairobi project and directly supervises the Logistics Officer.

· The OC ensures the proper setup, maintenance and running of all CVT premises in Nairobi (office and clinics)

· The OC ensures a proper functioning of the procurement and delivery of program supplies.

· The OC ensures the organization, planning and maintenance of the vehicles fleet and all equipment in Nairobi, including the overseeing of the inventory, registration, insurance and use of CVT assets in Nairobi.

Management of Personnel and Human Resource Functions

· The OC oversees the management of the human resources in the Nairobi Office in accordance to the CVT policies and Kenya Labor Laws and directly supervises the HR/Admin Officer.

· The OC provides leadership support to staff and promotes the best human resource practices.

· The OC ensures project staffs observe organization policies, guidelines and work procedures and apply key principles of transparency, accountability and good stewardship.

· The OC oversees an effective and appropriate staff recruitment, induction and appraisal and development practices at all levels to ensure an optimum utilization and development of the team in Nairobi.

· The OC oversees staff development plans through training, coaching and mentoring.

· The OC establishes and maintains regular communication with all Nairobi staffs and discuss operational and management issues.

Security Management

· The OC is a member of the CVT Kenya Security Management Team.

· The OC manages and ensures the security and safety of the staff, premises, materials and assets in the Nairobi Project.

· The OC monitors the political, economic, environmental and social context in the area of operations.

· The OC consults with the CD on decisions regarding security issues, attending all security related meetings.

Education:

· Relevant degree in Business Management or Related area, or Diploma with relevant Previous Professional experience in managing similar responsibilities.

Experiences:

· At least 10 years of professional experience in humanitarian contexts

· At least 10 years of experience in senior management in the NGO sector.

· Experience working in a multicultural environment and engaging with traumatized and/or vulnerable populations.

· Experience establishing security and safety protocols and managing staff in insecure environments

· Previous experience in the region preferred

· Previous experience with CVT preferred

Competencies:

· Excellent oral and written English and Ki-Swahili languages skills, including the ability to quickly synthesize complex technical and programmatic issues into concise communications.

· Good understanding of proposal development and donors’ guidelines

· Strong computer skills (use of MS Word, Excel, Outlook and other relevant software).

Personal qualities:

· Strong leadership and organizational skills & Strong supervisory skills.

· Excellent skills in managing people and programs

· Strong ethics and integrity, as well as an understanding of and compassion for the needs of refugees and survivors of trauma

· Autonomous and able to adjust to shifting priorities

· Extremely rigorous and precise, attention to details

· Strong sense of diplomacy

· Able to work collaboratively in a team

· Strong interpersonal and intercultural skills

· Practical and problem solver

· Ability to summarize, share and consolidate information

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

How to apply:

Interested candidates should submit CV and a cover letter indicating three professional referees and their contacts (both email and telephone) to cvthrkenya@gmail.com” The subject line of your application should be ‘Operations Coordinator- Nairobi’

Kenya: Senior Finance & Administration Manager

Organization: World Vision
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 25 Apr 2018

World Vision East Africa – Nairobi Regional office

World Vision is a humanitarian, development and advocacy organisation devoted to improving the lives of children, families and their communities around the world. Our 42,000+ staff members working in more than 90 countries are united through our ethos, mission and shared desire for all individuals, especially children, to overcome poverty, inequality and injustice.

Here’s where you come in:

As Senior Finance & Administration Manager, you will provide overall management of the WV East Africa Regional (EAR) Office Finance and administration functions in Nairobi. The role will ensure financial stewardship, accountability, reliability and accuracy of financial information, and strategies, systems and skills to support the operations of the office.

You will also ensure effective and efficient administrative support to the EARO staff, hosted units, Global Centre (GC) and national offices and adherence to the law of the land and representing WV’s interests in legally binding contracts.

Requirements include:

  • Degree in Finance, Accounting or related field. MBA is preferred.
  • Certified Public Accountant.
  • 8 years’ experience in Finance and Administration roles preferably in the humanitarian sector, 4 of which must have been in management level.
  • Solid knowledge of accounting principles, financial systems, budget/cash-flow monitoring and internal accounting controls.
  • Good knowledge of procurement processes and internal control systems.
  • Working knowledge of the WV Partnership is preferred.
  • Must have good working knowledge of computerized accounting software, preferably Sun Systems & Vision and literacy in using Microsoft Office programs.
  • Work environment: Office-based with occasional travel.
  • Travel: Domestic and international travel may be required.

How to apply:

Is this the job for you?

World Vision is dedicated to our team members’ development and their success. We aspire for all employees to be fulfilled through their work and their contributions to an organisation working to provide long-term sustainable solutions to the world’s most vulnerable people.

Find the full responsibilities and requirements for this position online and apply by the closing date 25 APR 2018. For more information on World Vision International, please visit our website: www.wvi.org. Due to the number of applications received, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

World Vision Senior Finance & Administration Manager Job in Kenya,Salary over Ksh200,000

World Vision Senior Finance & Administration Manager Job in Kenya,Salary over Ksh200,000

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

To provide overall management of the WV East Africa Regional (EAR) Office Finance and administration functions. The role will ensure financial stewardship, accountability, reliability and accuracy of financial information, and strategies, systems and skills to support the operations of the office.

The position will also ensure effective and efficient administrative support to the EARO staff, hosted units, Global Centre (GC) and national offices and adherence to the law of the land and representing WV’s interests in legally binding contracts.

Communicate World Vision’s Christian ethos and demonstrate a quality of spiritual life that is an example to others.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Finance & Administration Management:

  • Manage the finance and administration units in EARO and ensure smooth running efficient delivery of services.
  • Identify gaps in financial, administrative and procurement policies and provide appropriate recommendations for development and review.
  • Ensure adherence to partnership policies and guidelines including International Financial and procurement Manuals.
  • Manage RO budget, cash flow and project funding.
  • Facilitate the budgeting process as per budget guidelines.
  • Prepare quarterly analysis of the financial performance of the Regional Office(RO) and provide appropriate recommendation.
  • Ensure effective operation of the RO to ensure optimal use of resources.
  • Supervise all aspects of supply chain from tendering, procurement, logistics and stores.
  • Ensure implementation of new partnership initiatives involving Finance and Administration.
  • Ensure that staff in EARO have a safe work environment in accordance with the OSHA standards.
  • Contribute to the development of supply chain strategies and approaches.

Finance & Administration Accountability and Reporting:

  • Design systems, policies and procedures that provide appropriate levels of security and control of EARO assets, resources and operations.
  • Ensure implementation of efficient and effective internal control systems.
  • Submit timely and accurate periodic reports.

Cost Efficiency and Effectiveness:

  • Lead in the negotiations, preparation and ensure execution of contracts.
  • Promote benchmarks for determining effective resource utilization at all levels.
  • Ensure competitiveness in procurement process.

Risk Management and Controls:

  • Ensure that appropriate financial systems and controls are in place to minimize risk.
  • Ensure that management responses to audits performed are sent on time to the Audit Department , and that audit recommendations are implemented.
  • Ensure adequate preparation and participation in internal and external audits.
  • Monitor the Financial Risk Matrix and act accordingly.

People Management & Capacity Building:

  • Identify capacity gaps and ensure appropriate development interventions for finance and administration unit.
  • Facilitate operations and other non-finance staff in understanding and interpretation of financial policies, guidelines and reports.
  • Ensure roll out of finance and procurement initiatives relating to EARO.
  • Set and monitor performance standards for Snr. Finance & Administrative officers and provide overall mentorship and coaching to the department staff.

Others:

  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the supervisor.
  • Representative in special task forces and committees.
  • Active representation strategic regional meetings and forums.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Degree in Finance, Accounting or related field. MBA is preferred.
  • Certified Public Accountant.
  • 8 years’ experience in Finance and Administration roles preferably in the humanitarian sector, 4 of which must have been in management level.
  • Solid knowledge of accounting principles, financial systems, budget/cash-flow monitoring and internal accounting controls.
  • Good knowledge of procurement processes and internal control systems.
  • Working knowledge of the WV Partnership is preferred.
  • Must have good working knowledge of computerized accounting software, preferably Sun Systems & Vision and literacy in using Microsoft Office programs.
  • Ability to work in a cross cultural environment.
  • Able to solve complex problems and to exercise independent judgment.
  • High professional ethics and integrity.
  • Good interpersonal skills.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • Work environment: Office-based with occasional travel.
  • Travel: Domestic and international travel may be required.

How to Apply

Submit your CV and Application on Company Website : Click Here

Kenya: Technical Officer Antimicrobial Resistance, OIE Sub-Regional Representation for Eastern Africa

Organization: World Organisation for Animal Health
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 06 Apr 2018

Position title – Technical Officer Antimicrobial Resistance OIE Sub-Regional Representation for Eastern Africa

Salary: International salary package, depending on the level of qualifications and experience

Duration: Through March 2019 – Renewable subject to funding availability

Context:

The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) is the intergovernmental organisation responsible for improving animal health, veterinary public health and animal welfare worldwide, as well as for ensuring transparency of the global animal disease situation. The standards it develops for the trade of live animals and products of animal origin are recognised by the World Trade Organization as reference international sanitary rules www.oie.int.

The OIE, known as the « Office international des épizooties », was created on the 25th of January 1924. Its Headquarters are based in Paris. It comprises 181 Member Countries and is present on all continents through 12 Representations. The OIE maintains permanent relations with over 71 international and regional organisations.

The UK Fleming Fund (Fund) grant supports the delivery of the OIE Strategy on Antimicrobial Resistance and the Prudent Use of Antimicrobials. The Fund also supports the OIE’s engagement in the Tripartite’s (OIE, WHO, FAO) collaborative One Health approach to build capability at national / regional level to address antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in lower and middle-income countries (LMIC). Within this framework, the OIE has identified the need to deploy additional expertise and resources at the sub-regional level to ensure the effective integration of animal health priorities within National Action Plans on AMR. The rapid scale up of activity on AMR has led to increased demand for OIE expert engagement from its 181 Member Countries. These requests include support and tools to ensure compliance with OIE standards and guidelines relating to AMR, and assistance in responding to the OIE annual survey to inform the Global Database of antimicrobial agents intended for use in animals. The increase in country and regional AMR meetings, consultations and working sessions at regional/country level has further stimulated demand for increased OIE expert engagement.

Positioning and reporting

Under the authority of the OIE Director General, the direct supervision of the OIE Sub-Regional Representative for Eastern Africa and in collaboration with the Science and New Technologies Department.

Job purpose

The Technical Officer will support implementation of the OIE Strategy on AMR at sub-regional and national levels. He/She will form part of a continental and international network of OIE staff, working on this particular subject, with colleagues in Regional and Sub-Regional Representations and the OIE Headquarters. He/She will also contribute to the overall implementation of the OIE mandate in relation to animal health and welfare in the Eastern Africa sub-region, in line with the OIE 6th Strategic Plan.

Missions and activities

Support OIE Member Countries in the sub-region to implement the OIE Strategy on AMR and the Prudent Use of Antimicrobials, in the frame of WHO-FAO-OIE Tripartite Agreement on One Health, and in particular provide support through regional meetings, consultations and working session to:

(i) Support for and development and review of National AMR Action Plans integrating a One Health approach;

(ii) Support Regional Tripartite meetings;

(iii) Contribute to Focal Point Seminar for Veterinary Products and promoting antimicrobial stewardship;

(iv) Participate in scientific and other related meetings conducted at (Sub) Regional level addressing One Health AMR;

(v) Provide direct support to Member Countries in the filling out of questionnaires for the OIE Global Database of antimicrobial agents intended for use in animals and other surveillance activities*;*

(vi) Contribute to strengthening Monitoring & Evaluation capability for reporting on AMR;

(vii) Participate in Performance of Veterinary Services Pathway missions and WHO International Health Regulations /OIE Performance of Veterinary Services Pathway National Bridging Workshops;

(viii) Facilitate the delivery and evaluation of OIE communications and advocacy interventions;

(ix) Coordinate the 2018 Regional Meeting for Africa at the Second OIE Global Conference on AMR (Marrakech, Morocco, October 2018);

(x) Participate in other relevant events including those organised by the Fleming Fund at regional level.

In addition, the incumbent will serve as a liaison person between the OIE Sub-Regional Representation for Eastern Africa and other agencies working on the above topics in the sub-region including the: FAO (ECTAD), WHO (AFRO), IGAD Secretariat, EAC Secretariat, ReACT Africa, US-CDC, ILRI and AU-IBAR.

Qualifications and Experience

Qualifications

· A degree in Veterinary Medicine or equivalent qualification (e.g. Microbiology, Animal Science, Food Science) in animal production and health sector and/or associated regulatory agencies for antimicrobial products relevant to the duties of this role;

· At least 5 years of professional experience in an international development context demonstrated at regional and national level;

· Experience of Antimicrobial Resistance and One Health interventions in the East African context;

· Demonstrated experience of strategic planning, programme management, capacity building, monitoring and evaluation and results reporting.

Requirements

Technical skills

· An understanding of the social and political economy at regional and national level under which sustainable One Health AMR outcomes must be delivered;

· Excellent command of English, spoken and written, including scientific report writing;

· Good command of French, both written and spoken;

· Analytical skills, statistical analysis and mapping / surveillance expertise.

· Proficiency in the use of Office (i.e. Word, Power Point, Excel).

Additional skills

· A working knowledge of Kiswahili / and or Arabic is an advantage.

Interpersonal skills

· Demonstrated skills in interpersonal relations and the ability to work in multi-disciplinary partnerships (e.g. The Tripartite)

· Good communication, facilitation and diplomacy skills;

· Capacity to work in a multi-cultural, national environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.

Working conditions

Based in Nairobi with regular international travel, especially in the East Africa Region.

How to apply:

General information

The OIE places high value on a multicultural and positive work environment.

The OIE is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications of all qualified candidates, irrespective of their ethnic origin, gender, opinions or beliefs.

This is a full-time position as an international civil servant based at the OIE sub-regional Representation in Nairobi (Kenya) that is available immediately

If you are interested in the position, please complete your application online by 6 April 2018 at the latest by clicking on the following link: https://goo.gl/8cjCC4 .

Should you have any questions, please contact Human Resources at hr.dept@oie.int.

Kenya: Project Officer – Peace Building ( Kakuma)

Organization: World Vision
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 23 Mar 2018

Purpose of the position:

To provide support to the project design, implementation and monitoring in the Peace Building activities of ECaP, guided by WV Kenya Policies. Fully responsible for the smooth, cost effective, efficient and timely implementation of Peace Building project activities as per the implementation plan and allocated budget. Collaborate with National Peace building Coordinator and the Project Manager to ensure operational and administrative support to project activities. Ensure community participation and involvement in peace building activities for success of their development process for sustainability.

To facilitate ECaP initiatives geared towards reducing both intra and inter-community conflicts between the refugee and host in Kakuma and Kalobeyei in line with the Refugee Act, Peace Education Policy and the National Peace Building Policy.

Peace Building management in the AP 50%

· Provide support for responsible and accountable management and coordination of the ECaP activities in Kakuma and Kalobeyei in accordance with WV Policies and guidelines to WV Kenya.

· Promote good stewardship and high accountability through efficient and economical utilization of resources in the project

· Liaise closely with the Project Manager, National Peace Building Coordinator and AP Manager in all matters pertaining to effective management and implementation of Peace Building activities in the area program.

· Liaise with the Project Manager and the National Peace Building Coordinator to handle visitors including donors, partners, support offices and national office staff visiting the project.

· Work closely with other peace stakeholder in Turkana County to foster peace in Kakuma and Kalobeyei.

· Sensitize and engage peace committees, communities, government departments, school Children, youth and women groups on peace building initiatives.

Carry out project design, implementation, monitoring and reporting 20%

· Execute activities as per ECaP Detailed Implementation Plan timely and responsibly

· Monitor progress of activity implementation to ensure highest quality standards and accountability based on LEAP framework.

· Participate in program design process specifically in assessments and generating community priority needs in Peace Building

· Generate regular monthly, quarterly and annual site Peace Building reports

· Support ECaP staff and partners to implement and monitor project activities towards realization of project outputs in a timely and effective manner

· Participate in project periodic review meetings

Representation and Networking 10%

· Represent ECaP in Peace Building Forums at the field level and establish strategic partnerships with other organizations

· Establish and liaise closely with other partners, agencies and local leaders regarding project activities to ensure and promote a coordinated approach to project implementation, including participation in relevant workshops, meetings and to keep the Project Manager and the National Peace Building Coordinator informed on the same

· Develop a network of gathering and documenting of information relevant to Peace Building operations

· Establish appropriate contacts with local counterparts at the County and neighboring counties.

Community mobilization and sensitization 15%

· Assist communities identify their priorities, opportunities and resources for effective Peace Building project implementation

· Facilitate communities to fully participate in project activities for enhanced community ownership and sustainability of Peace Building program through sports, cultural events, national and international events

· Facilitate awareness creation and sensitization of communities in Peace Building

· Enhance synergies within the communities to achieve integration and attainment of regional peace objectives

· Facilitate peace forums aimed at promoting peace in communities including elders dialogue sessions, women forums and Peace Committee forums

· Facilitate identification and capacity building of community leadership and community based organizations in Peace Building matters

· Enhance and sensitize communities and partners in Local Capacities for Peace and ensure LCP and DNH principles are mainstreamed in development planning across different sectors of the project.

*Staff Care and Spiritual Leadership5%**

· Participate in staff devotions

· Perform any other responsibilities that may be assigned by your supervisor from time to time

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

The following knowledge, skills and abilities may be acquired through a combination of formal schooling, self-Peace Building, prior experience, or on-the-job training.

· Requires a degree in Peace-Building, Sociology, International Relations, Conflict studies or other related field and at least 2 years field experience working with Communities in Peace-Building programming focusing on children and familiar with program design and management in an NGO context.

· Experience in working with communities. Very strong communication skills

· Knowledge of humanitarian industry including sphere standards (Core Humanitarian Standards), NGO code of conduct and humanitarian charter, LCP and DNH.

· Strong problem solving, interpersonal and negotiation skills

· Ability to work with different partners, local authorities, local organizations and NGOs, to develop and maintain positive relationships.

· Cross-cultural sensitivity, flexible worldview, emotional maturity and physical stamina.

· Ability to work in and contribute to team building environment

· Ability to maintain performance expectations in diverse cultural contexts, psychologically stressful environments and physical hardship conditions with limited resources

· Ability to cope and deal with stress and work under stressful work conditions is a requirement

· Commitment to World Vision Core Values and Vision Statement

· Ability to exhibit exemplary lifestyle as interpreted in specific local cultural context

· Agreement with World Vision’s Christian ethos and participation in devotions

· The holder of this position must be in possession of a valid motorcycle riding license and able to ride.

· Knowledgeable of MS Word, Excel, Power Point etc.

Other Competencies/Attributes:

· Must be a committed Christian, able to stand above denominational diversities.

· Attend and participate/lead in daily devotions and weekly Chapel services.

· Perform other duties as required.

How to apply:

For more information on the job and application procedure, please visit: http://careers.wvi.org/job-opportunities-in-africa and submit your online application including a detailed CV, current and expected salary, with names of three referees. Application deadline is March 23, 2018 at midnight. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted**.**

World Vision is a child focused organization and upholds the rights and wellbeing of children. Our recruitment and selection procedures include screening and background checking for child abuse related offenses. World Vision is an equal opportunity employer.

World Vision does not use employment agencies nor does it charge money for recruitment, interviews, or medical checks. More information about vacancies can be found on our official careers page https://careers.wvi.org/.

Kenya: Program Manager – WASH (Ref.2018/015)

Organization: Catholic Relief Services
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 09 Mar 2018

Department: Program

Grade: 10

Reports to: Deputy Head of Programs

Country/Location: Nairobi

About CRS:

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) 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.

CRS has worked in Kenya since 1965. Over the years, CRS’ focus shifted from direct relief and food distributions to a comprehensive development program that works with partners and enhances local capacity. CRS Kenya programs now support children affected by HIV, and community-based efforts to increase household incomes, improve family health and sanitation, and enhance agriculture livelihoods

Job Summary

You will provide overall leadership in the management of all WASH projects in the Country Program. You will also work closely with the Business Development Manager to seek and respond to WASH-related fundraising opportunities aimed at increasing access to sustainable WASH services for the poor and vulnerable in communities in Kenya. Additionally, you will manage WASH partnerships with church and non-Church partners, private sector partners, and Government line ministries to build synergies and promote coordination in WASH programming.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Manage and implement all activities throughout relevant project cycles – project design, start-up, implementation and close-out – to ensure efficient and effective implementation in line with CRS program quality principles and standards, donor requirements, and good practices. Ensure WASH program team and partner staff use the appropriate systems and tools.

  • Act as a key resource person in project design and proposal development in WASH programming area, gap-filling and taking on growth responsibilities, as needed.

  • Effectively manage talent and supervise the WASH team. Manage team dynamics and staff well-being. Provide coaching, strategically tailor individual development plans, contribute to the recruitment process of project staff, and complete performance management for direct reports.

  • Champion learning with WASH project staff and partner teams. Analyze and evaluate project performance data following MEAL policy. Proactively identify issues and concerns and use participatory processes to overcome implementation obstacles.

  • Coordinate the identification of staff capacity and technical assistance needs of partner organizations and capacity strengthening and required interventions to support quality project implementation.

  • Help identify, assess and strengthen partnerships relevant to the WASH sector, applying appropriate application of partnership concepts, tools and approaches.

  • Coordinate and monitor financial and material resources relevant to project needs. Through planning and oversight ensure efficient use of project resources

  • Promote MEAL and knowledge management by leading program/project reviews and reflections with staff and partner representatives and documentation of good practices and lessons learned for assessments, to adjust strategies and implementation plans, to inform future programming initiatives and approaches, and to contribute to organizational learning.

    Required Qualifications and Experience:

  • Masters degree in Civil or Water Engineering or related field;

  • At least 6 years work experience in WASH programming; experience in management positions in donor funded WASH projects is an added advantage;

  • Demonstrable experience in budget management;

  • Previous experience in business development/fundraising in the WASH sector.

Competencies Relevant for the Specific Position:

  • A broad grasp of socioeconomic policy issues with respect to WASH development in both rural and urban settings;

  • Technical knowledge in WASH, Social Protection, Gender, and Environment;

  • Experience working with government line ministries, private sector partners, civil society, donors, and local communities;

  • Diplomacy, tact, and negotiating skills;

  • Training/coaching skills;

  • Strong conceptual and analytical skills;

  • Ability to work independently, think innovatively and strategically, and work effectively within a team;

  • Fluency in written and spoken English;

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;

  • Detailed understanding and experience of gender and diversity issues and commitment to addressing inequalities in all the key areas of responsibility;

  • Demonstrate high levels of initiative and innovation;

  • Flexibility in tasks undertaken;

  • Ability to work under pressure and deadlines;

  • Understanding of development/relief issues;

  • Commitment to humanitarian principles and action;

  • Strategic thinking and vision;

Strong financial/budget management skills required.

MEAL Competencies:

  • Track portfolio and project MEAL requirements – both CRS MEAL Policies and Procedures (MPP) and donor requirements.

  • Work with MEAL staff and partner staff to implement the MPP and donor MEAL requirements applicable to your projects.

  • Complete the annual MEAL procedure self-assessment for your project, and develop action plan to advance MEAL practice.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • County program lead – Turkana County

  • County program lead – Isiolo County

  • WASH officer – Urban School WASH project

  • WASH officer – WASH/Agric project

Key Working Relationships:

Internal:

  • Head of Programs

  • Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning department.

  • Business Development Manager

  • Other Program Managers

  • EARO Regional Technical Advisor WASH

  • CRS’ finance, human resources, fleet and procurement department.

External:

  • Ministry of Water and Irrigation at National and County levels

  • CRS’s church and non-church partners

  • WASH program consultants and contractors

  • Private sector partners in the WASH sector

  • Other INGOs, NGOs, and CBOs implementing WASH projects or as members of WASH cluster coordination forums.

Required Travel (where and expected %):

20% field travel.

Work Environment

Nairobi and field locations.

Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff)

  • Serves with Integrity

  • Models Stewardship

  • Cultivates Constructive Relationships

How to apply:

Applications indicating the reference number of position applied for and CV including day-time contact phone numbers, as well as names and contact information of three references should reach the below-mentioned by Close of Business Friday March 9, 2018.

Human Resources Manager

Catholic Relief Services – Kenya Program

E-mail :Crskenya-hr@crs.org

Note: Catholic Relief Services (CRS) does not charge any fees from applicants for any recruitment. Further, CRS has not retained any agent in connection with this recruitment

CRS’ recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation

Kenya: Job Title: Senior Advisor, Staff Safety and Security (Ref:2018-012) RE:ADVERTISEMENT

Organization: Catholic Relief Services
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 01 Mar 2018

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Job Title: Senior Advisor, Staff Safety and Security (Ref:2018-012) RE:ADVERTISEMENT

Department: Operations/East Africa Regional Office

Band: 11

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 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:

  • Provide technical leadership and coordination to EARO CP teams to ensure that appropriate security systems and procedures are in place and are fully operational.

  • Provide international, Regional and local security intelligence, expertise, as well as strategic and technical input to all EARO CPs in the development and management of all Safety and Security Plans.

  • Improve and drive the threat assessment and risk analysis process; carry out regular threat and vulnerability assessments, review and monitor compliance, and amend working procedures accordingly. Ensure that all staffs are aware of any changes in the security situation.

  • Develop information systems to provide analysis of potential threats to CRS programs.

  • In close collaboration with the EARO DRDs/and Technical Advisors , assist the EARO CP’s in developing appropriate Safety and security plans for program design.

Technical Assistance:

  • Liaise with other members of the CRS global security community and security staff from peer agencies for additional sources of technical or training assistance, best practices learning, etc., Provide training and technical assistance to EARO CPs on security management decisions and processes, including supporting security threat assessments and risk reduction workshops.

  • Advise Regional Director and DRD/MQ on EARO-level security management decisions, policies and practices. monitor open sources and cultivate personal sources of information, news and analysis around safety and security trends in the region; share relevant informational items with regional and CPs senior management and the HQ Safety and Security Director.

  • Review, improve and adjust CRS staff tracking systems as necessary and monitor staff compliance.

  • Carry out regular threat and vulnerability assessments, and amend working procedures accordingly. Ensure that all staffs are aware of any changes in the security situation.

  • Conduct initial security assessments before the opening of new CRS offices/programs, monitor CRS safety portal to ensure Country Programs SoPs, constant companions and other relevant security and safety documents are updated and disseminated .

  • Interface with country-level security committees, staff and key contacts from other agencies to update FSPs. Carry out regular assessments to review and monitor compliance. Conduct initial security assessments before the opening of new CRS offices/programs and assignment of staff to a country.

Systems, Organizational Development and Staff Capacity-Strengthening:

  • Support CPs in the recruitment and development of Managers involved in Staff safety and Security.

  • Maintain and facilitate virtual regional country level security point persons. Organizing and participating in relevant learning events for relevant staff.

  • Assist CPs in the definition of roles and responsibilities for staff Security for organizational/departmental efficiency and staff performance accountability.

Key Working Relationships:

Internal: EARO Regional Director, EARO Deputy Regional Directors, 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:

  • MSc. or equivalent degree required

  • 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.

  • 8 to 15 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.

How to apply:

Written applications indicating the reference number of position applied for and CV including day-time contact phone numbers, as well as names and contact information of three references should reach the below-mentioned by Close of Business Thursday, March 1, 2018.

Human Resources Manager

Catholic Relief Services – Kenya Program

E-mail : crskenya-hr@crs.org

Note: Catholic Relief Services (CRS) does not charge any fees from applicants for any recruitment. Further, CRS has not retained any agent in connection with this recruitment

CRS’ recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation