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Kenya: Road Design Engineer

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

Background Information – Job-specific

General Background of Project/Assignment

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

Functional Responsibilities

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

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

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

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

i. Investigation and detailed design of urban roads

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

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

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

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

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

Ensure accurate identification of targeted beneficiaries

ii. Supports in management of the preparation of Bid Documents

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

b) Design quality control systems and procedures

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

iii. Project Administration responsibilities

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

i) Maintain good relationships with stakeholders throughout the project.

j) Participate in the Municipalities and WB progress meetings;

iv. Most challenging duties typically undertaken

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

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

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

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

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

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

Education

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

Experience

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

Languages

  • Full working knowledge of English is essential.

Competencies

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

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

Additional Considerations

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

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

Contract type, level and duration

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

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

Background Information – UNOPS

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

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

Working with us

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

Diversity

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

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

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

How to apply:

Click on below link to apply for the position

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

Kenya: Roads Engineer (Retainer)

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

Background Information – Job-specific

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

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

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

East Africa Hub (EAH)

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

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

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

Purpose and Scope of Assignment

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

Functional Responsibilities

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Maintenance of project documentation

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

Planning and documentation for future projects including activities such as;

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

Final Product

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

Education

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

Experience

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

Languages

  • Full working knowledge of English is essential.

Competencies

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

Additional Considerations

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

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

Contract type, level and duration

Background Information – UNOPS

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

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

Working with us

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

Diversity

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

Work life harmonization

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

How to apply:

Click below link to apply for this position

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

Kenya: Food for Peace Advisor – Somalia

Organization: US Agency for International Development
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 14 Sep 2018

I. GENERAL INFORMATION

  1. SOLICITATION NO.: Mission Notice 18-137

  2. ISSUANCE DATE: 08/15/2018

  3. CLOSING DATE/TIME: 09/14/2018 at 04:30 p.m. (Nairobi Time)

  4. POSITION TITLE: Food for Peace Advisor – Somalia

  5. MARKET VALUE: $89,370 to $116,181 equivalent to GS-14

Final compensation will be negotiated within the listed market value.

  1. PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: Two (2) years, with three (3) one-year options Not-to-exceed five (5) subject to funding availability and satisfactory performance or better.

  2. PLACE OF PERFORMANCE: Nairobi, Kenya

  3. SECURITY LEVEL REQUIRED: Secret

  4. STATEMENT OF DUTIES/POSITION DESCRIPTION

Background/Introduction

The Food for Peace (FFP) Office within USAID is the U.S. Government’s (USG) primary arm for responding to major food emergencies throughout the developing world. Somalia, historically and into the foreseeable future, is home to numerous large-scale and complex food emergencies, resulting from conflict, climatic events, poor governance, economic shocks, and other disasters. The scale, scope, and nature of these crises are constantly in flux. In response to emergency food needs, FFP targets food-insecure Somali households and internally displaced populations countrywide with emergency food and nutrition assistance. FFP partners with the UN World Food Program (WFP), other public international organizations and non-governmental organizations on relief, nutrition, livelihoods and resilience-oriented activities. These activities include in-kind food and nutrition assistance as well as cash- and market-based interventions, such as unconditional cash transfers, cash-for-work activities, food vouchers and vocational training.

To help determine the need for and improve, monitor, and evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of the assistance provided under the FFP program in Somalia, the USG, represented by USAID, is seeking applications from local-hire U.S. citizens interested in the position of FFP Advisor.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

The FFP Advisor will ensure effective management of FFP resources in Somalia, and may also provide support to other countries in the East and Central Africa region as needed. The incumbent is expected to travel approximately 25% of the time.

Specific Duties: S/he will have the following specific duties:

  1. Serve as point of contact for all issues pertaining to FFP-funded food assistance programs in Somalia for USAID/KEA/FFP and Mission Management, USAID/Washington, other parts of the USG, the United Nations (UN) and non-governmental organization (NGO) partners, host nation government officials, and others.

  2. Report on all food security issues, to include changes in the food security situation and food assistance requirements, government policies and actions affecting food assistance programs, government food assistance programs, and donor pledges and programs.

  3. Undertake and report on assessments to inform FFP food assistance funding decisions or modifications to ongoing programs.

  4. Monitor and report on implementation of ongoing FFP-funded food assistance programs, including progress and problems encountered by grantees, as well as commodity management, including following up with cooperating sponsors on the status of loss claims.

  5. Provide information and guidance to FFP-funded food assistance award recipients on FFP regulations, policies and procedures.

  6. Work with partners on preparation of annual work plans and program modifications, and with UN and NGO partners, and regional FFP staff on new appeals or revisions to existing ones.

  7. Coordinate with the USG Country Team, host government, UN and other partners, donors, and others to address issues impacting FFP-funded food assistance programs.

  8. Work with other parts of the USG and other donors to promote integration of food assistance with other programs to increase the effectiveness of the programs overall.

  9. Represent FFP in program and strategy discussions with other USAID offices regarding linking humanitarian and development programs to build resilience.

  10. Prepare and input into best practices, lessons learned, and other communications products on food assistance programming.

Position Elements

a. Supervision Received: The FFP Advisor will be supervised on a day-to-day basis by the USAID/KEA/FFP Office Chief, or his/her designee, and is expected to be in regular contact with FFP/Washington and report any information to them on issues pertaining to ongoing programs.

b. Available Guidelines: Food for Peace Act, Food for Peace Strategy, Global Food Security Strategy, International Emergency Food Assistance Annual Program Statements, USAID Regulations, Food for Peace program monitoring guidelines.

c. Exercise of Judgment: The incumbent shall exercise discretion and independent judgment in managing the portfolio. S/he must be able to work independently in an efficient and timely manner, including preparation of reports, identifying issues and suggesting areas of improvement in various aspects of food assistance program implementation and management, and collaborating with USAID colleagues, and other humanitarian donors and partners.

d. Authority to Make Commitments: The incumbent is expected to take initiative and act independently with little direction, but will have no authority to make financial commitments on behalf of the USG unless such authority is specifically delegated.

e. Nature, Level, and Purpose of Contacts: The incumbent maintains high-level contacts and conducts technical discussions with heads of UN agencies, NGO partners, donors, government officials, and other stakeholders.

f. Supervision Exercised: The incumbent may supervise one or more Foreign Service National (FSN) staff.

g. Time Required to Perform Full Range of Duties After Entry Into Position: It is expected that the incumbent will have the ability to immediately perform the full range of duties as listed above. This will require specific experience in food assistance programming and USAID regulations.

h. Security Clearance Requirement: Secret

i. Travel Requirement: None

j. Support Items: The incumbent will be provided with the support services, equipment, and supplies necessary to perform the work e.g. desktop computer, shared office equipment (such as printer, scanner and shredder), office supplies and support services.

k. Sunday Pay: Is not authorized.**

  1. AREA OF CONSIDERATION: **

· U.S. Citizens currently residing in Kenya1. Citizenship, if dual, must be clearly stated.

· Submit a complete application as outlined in the solicitation section titled APPLYING;

· Be able to obtain a USAID/W issued clearance level at the Secret Level;

· Be able to obtain a medical clearance;

· Employment is subject to funds availability and all the required approvals obtained.

  1. PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The primary location of work will be on the U.S. Embassy/USAID compound in Nairobi, Kenya. No special demands are required to perform the work.

  2. POINT OF CONTACT: Executive Office/Human Resources, Patrick Bii, HR Assistant, email at pbii@usaid.gov

II. SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS

1. Education:

Bachelor's degree plus at least eight (8) years of progressively responsible experience in humanitarian assistance (two years of which must be related to food assistance);

OR

Master's degree with significant study in a pertinent field (including, but not limited to international relations, agriculture, economics, public health,) plus at least six (6) years of progressively responsible experience in humanitarian assistance (two years of which must be related to food assistance);

2. Prior Work Experience:

The candidate must have at least eight or six years of relevant professional experience (as described above). Relevant experience is defined as some combination of experience in developing, managing, assessing, evaluating and reporting on humanitarian assistance programs, strategic planning, and project design.

III. EVALUATION AND SELECTION FACTORS

Applicants shall be rated as per three (3) significant evaluation factors – Professional Experience, Program Management and Interpersonal and Communication Skills. Professional Experience represents half of the overall weight of the evaluation and is the single most important factor. The first two sub factors thereunder are of relative equal weight to each other. The significant factors Program Management and Interpersonal and Communication Skills, when combined, are of equal weight to Professional Experience.The sub factors are of relative equal weight to each other under each significant factor.

A. Professional Experience (50%)

(i) Demonstrated knowledge and experience with USG food assistance programs,

(ii) Demonstrated technical expertise in a food assistance related field, such as nutrition, agriculture, economics, public health, or other related fields.

B. Program Management (25%)

(i) Ability to manage programs, to include programmatic and financial issues,

(ii) Ability to monitor and evaluate programs, to include programmatic and financial issues,

(iii) Ability to review, evaluate and apply complex policies and regulations.

C. Interpersonal and Communication Skills (25%)

(i) Ability to provide rapid, concise, accurate reporting, both verbally and in writing,

(ii) Ability to work effectively as a team member and with staff from diverse cultures.

1 Resident hire means a U.S. citizen who, at the time of hire as a PSC, resides in the cooperating country as a spouse or dependent of a U.S. citizen employed by a U.S. government agency or under any U.S. government-financed contract or agreement, or for reasons other than for employment with a U.S. government agency or under any U.S. government-financed contract or agreement. A U.S. citizen for purposes of this definition also includes persons who at the time of contracting are lawfully admitted permanent residents of the United States.

How to apply:

  1. Interested applicants are required to submit the following:

1) Offer form AID 309-2, “Offeror Information for Personal Services Contracts with individuals,” available at https://www.usaid.gov/forms/aid-309-2

2) An up-to-date curriculum vitae (CV) or resume (no more than five pages)**, cover letter** explaining your qualifications for the position, copies of all relevant certificates and include three (3) to five (5) references, who are not family members or relatives, with working telephone and e-mail contacts.

  1. Applications must be submitted electronically via email to Patrick Bii at pbii@usaid.gov, with a copy to Natalya Komarova at nkomarova@usaid.gov, by the closing date and time indicated above.

  2. To ensure consideration of offers for the intended position, Offerors must prominently reference the Solicitation number in the offer submission/cover letter.

I. LIST OF REQUIRED FORMS FOR PSC HIRES

Once the CO informs the successful Offeror about being selected for a contract award, the CO will provide the successful Offeror instructions about how to complete and submit the following forms.

  • Medical History and Examination (DS 6561)
  • Questionnaire for Non-Sensitive Positions (SF-85P)
  • Declaration for Federal Employment (OF-306)
  • Fingerprint Card(s)

II. BENEFITS AND ALLOWANCES

As a matter of policy, and as appropriate, a Local Hire PSC is normally authorized the following benefits and allowances:

  1. BENEFITS:

(a) Employer’s FICA Contribution

(b) Contribution toward Health and Life Insurance

(c) Pay Comparability Adjustment

(d) Eligibility for Worker’s Compensation

(e) Annual and Sick Leave

(f) Annual Increase (pending a satisfactory performance evaluation)

*This position is a Local Hire U.S PSC and receives only the limited benefits specified above. Any contract offered under this solicitation will not offer benefits that are available to Offshore Hire U.S PSC. Benefits that the successful candidate will not receive include, but are not limited to:*

1. Access to Embassy medical facilities, Cash Checking, AEA Commissary Access, Pouch Mail Service (DPO/APO)

2. Cost of Travel to and from Post;

3. Shipment and storage of UAB and HHE;

4. Shipment of POV (Private Own Vehicle);

5. R&R and Home Leave Travel; and

6. Housing

  1. ALLOWANCES:

Local Hire U.S PSC will not be eligible for allowances listed in the Standardized Regulations Government Civilian Foreign Areas Sections cited below – (if applicable, as found in the Standardize Regulations (DSSR) – sections cited below):

  1. Temporary Lodging Allowance (Section 120)

  2. Living quarters allowance (Section 130)

  3. Cost of living Allowance (Chapter 210)

  4. Post Allowance (Section 220)

  5. Supplemental Post Allowance (Section 230)

  6. Separate Maintenance Allowance (Section 260)

  7. Education allowance (Section 270)

  8. Educational Travel (Section 280)

  9. Post differential (Chapter 500)

  10. Payments during Evacuation/authorized Departure (Section 600)

  11. Danger Pay (Section 650)

III. TAXES

USPSCs are required to pay Federal income taxes, FICA, Medicare and applicable State Income taxes.

IV. USAID REGULATIONS, POLICIES AND CONTRACT CLAUSES PERTAINING TO PSCs

USAID regulations and policies governing USPSC awards are available at these sources:

  1. AIDAR: The Agency for International Development Acquisition Regulation (AIDAR) Appendix D – “Direct USAID Contracts with U.S. Citizens or U.S. Resident Alien for Personal Services Abroad,” including contract clauses “General Provisions,” found at: http://www.usaid.gov/policy/ads/300/aidar.pdf

  2. Contract Cover page form AID 309-1 available at https://www.usaid.gov/forms

  3. Acquisition and Assistance Policy Directives/Contract Information Bulletins (AAPDs/CIBs): AAPDs/CIBs for Personal Services Contracts with Individuals available at https://www.usaid.gov/work-usaid/aapds-cibs

  4. Ethical Conduct. By the acceptance of a USAID personal services contract as an individual, the contractor will be acknowledging receipt of the “**Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch,**” available from the U.S. Office of Government Ethics, in accordance with General Provision 2 and 5 CFR 2635. See https://www.oge.gov/web/oge.nsf/OGE%20Regulations

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Kenya: Consultancy- Research on the impact of armed conflict

Organization: Save the Children
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 29 Aug 2018

CONSULTANCY TERMS OF REFERNCE:

Regional Research on the impact of armed conflict and displacement of girls and boys in the HOA

1 Introduction:

Exposure to conflict poses significant risks to the mental health and psychosocial wellbeing of affected populations. Children and adolescents are particularly vulnerable given that humanitarian emergencies often disrupt the very social institutions, community resources, economic livelihoods, and infrastructural supports that children depend on for normal growth and development. Although children can be remarkably resilient and adaptive to change in their environments, such disruption of the social fabric commonly warrants the mobilization of interventions addressing mental health and psychosocial support to further facilitate recovery and growth (Loughrey & Eyber, 2003; Boothby, Wessells & Strang, 2006; Hunter, 2012)

The need for mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) services for children in contexts of humanitarian crises is now widely accepted. In recent years, increasingly more attention has been placed on ensuring MHPSS provision is included as a basic component of all humanitarian response efforts. Children, because of their unique vulnerabilities and responses to environmental emergencies, factor prominently in efforts to better address mental health and psychosocial challenges.

In 2007, the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC), representing United Nations (UN) and non-UN international humanitarian organizations, convened a consultative process on the minimum standards of mental health and psychosocial support all organizations should adhere to during humanitarian emergencies. The guidance developed through this consultation, the IASC Guidelines on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergency Settings (2007), represented a call to action for more professional standards and practices in emergency settings. The guidelines recognize the pervasive and destructive nature of unaddressed, or under-addressed, mental health and psychosocial needs due to humanitarian crises and advice collaboration across sectors and agencies in coordinating MHPSS support endeavors.

Although a major focus of the IASC guidelines is upon actions that can be anticipated to be of relevance across diverse humanitarian contexts, a consistent emphasis across recommended actions is appraisal of needs and capacities that can inform response. While there has been significant advance in the availability of tools to support such appraisals (e.g. WHO & UNHCR, 2012), the assessment of mental health and psychosocial wellbeing – particularly of children – has remained a particular challenge. Such assessment is relevant both to the determination of the goals and nature of interventions and to the subsequent judgment of their impact.

The importance of measurement is not only related to the issue of evaluation. Programming decisions continue to often be based upon assumed MHPSS needs (often on the basis of judgments by external actors) or, at best, somewhat superficial initial assessment exercises rather than upon structured baseline assessments (Ager et al., 2011; Marquer et al., 2012). Lack of clarity in the assessment of needs puts at risk the beneficial impact of programs on their intended populations, and increases the likelihood of wasting crucial human and financial resources on ineffective programs. In contrast, effective assessment measures inform practitioners of the specific nature of children's MHPSS needs so that suitable programming can be appropriately focused, enhancing accountability to both beneficiaries and donors.

1 Scope of work – description of task

The proposed research will focus on analysing the impact of armed conflict and displacement on the mental and psychosocial health of girls and boys in the HOA, with a gender focus. The geographic focus for the primary research will be in Uganda and South Sudan, with Uganda being a large South-Sudanese refugee hosting country. To a lesser extent, the research will also focus on Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia, mainly on desk review of secondary data. It will review the impact conflict in the HoA region has had on boys and girls mental and psychosocial health, as well as structures in place and efforts by government and other stakeholders to address these needs. The expectation is that it will contribute to future programme improvement and design, advocacy and policy development. The target group will be children (both accompanied and unaccompanied) and other children at risk up to the age of 18.

Research Approach: Over the past two decades, both research and practice has shifted away from deficits-based approaches toward resilience-oriented approaches in studying the impact of conflict on Mental and Psychosocial Health of children (Fernando & Ferrari, 2013; Ungar, 2008, 2012. The shift toward resilience approaches is based, in part, on evidence showing that the majority of war-affected children do not develop mental disorders (Steel et al., 2009). Rather, many children exhibit remarkable functionality and well-being amid circumstances that might have been expected to produce negative outcomes (Masten & Narayan, 2012; Reed et al., 2012; Wessells, 2006). Resilience is a socio-ecological construct (Ungar, 2013). This concept emphasizes the importance of children's social environment, with the child at the center and surrounded by family, community, societal, and international levels (Wessells, 2016). Resilience is the capacity of individuals to navigate and negotiate resources from their own, families and communities (ecological) that sustain well-being (Ungar, 2013). Conflict affected children have assets or resources that support mental health and psychosocial well-being. A common error in work on mental health and psychosocial well-being is to ignore these resources and to focus solely on deficits – the weaknesses, suffering and pathology – of the affected group (IASC Guidelines on Mental Health and Psychosocial support in Emergency settings, 2007).

In this study, an ecological frameworks approach shall be used to assess resources that affect mental health and psychosocial well-being of children affected by armed conflict. The benefit of the ecological approach is that it enables us to understand wide-ranging sources of MHPSS risks for war-affected children. These risks include displacement, loss of loved ones, separation from parents or caregivers, family violence, sexual exploitation and abuse, trafficking, living and working on the streets, HIV and AIDS, engagement in dangerous labor, recruitment by armed forces or armed groups, or trafficking (Wessells, 2016). Understanding these risks help us in designing strategies that reduce them and also simultaneously strengthen protective factors.

Overall objective: To provide a comprehensive and up to date regional analysis on the impact of armed conflict on the mental and psychosocial wellbeing of girls and boys in the HOA.

More specifically, the consultant will:

1 Collect relevant demographic and contextual information. 2 Collate and analyze available (recent where possible) research/data/reports on the impact of conflict and displacement on the Mental and Psychosocial health of boys and girls in the Horn of Africa- and provide (where available) disaggregated data on the numbers and profiles of those involved. These include, but are not limited to signs of distress, impaired daily functioning, disruption of support mechanisms, community support structures, coping mechanism and information on diagnosed mental health disorders. 3 Provide insight into the regional and national structure, architecture, coordination and policies on both MH and PSS programming in the region-for conflict affected and displaced children as well as compliance to other international and regional human rights conventions. 4 Identify functionality of linkages and referral systems among sectors providing mental health and psychosocial support interventions, including health, social services, such as, community-based social work, education, protection, nutrition, shelter, and socioeconomic support, including income generating activities, livelihoods and disaster coordination. Particular emphasis will be paid to the GBV protection houses and desks for survivors of sexual gender based violence and abuse. 5 Identify and provide information on existing models of MHPSS models, and make recommendations on their efficiency and effectiveness in addressing the MHPSS needs of the communities and girls and boys affected by conflict. 6 Provide concrete recommendations to strengthen programming interventions and advocacy, which can strengthen the footprint of MHPSS agenda on regional bodies and national government agendas. 7 Provide insights on the challenges, lessons learned and best practices on MHPSS programming as per the IASC guidelines in the region, highlighting the programming needs, opportunities and recommendations by different stakeholders 8 Identify strategic questions for future research to expand knowledge base/data. 9 Make concrete recommendations to strengthen programming interventions and advocacy, which can strengthen the footprint of MHPSS agenda on regional bodies and national government agendas.

Gender: The research will specifically target girls with the aim of understanding causes, vulnerabilities, strengths and coping mechanisms specific to them; being mindful of the vulnerability of girls to gender based violence in conflict and displacement situations.

  • It will also seek to understand how the experience of girls differs from that of boys, or from women and girls in other age groups.
  • The research will seek to account for protective factors for girls in conflict and displacement, including the role of other children (girls and boys), men and women, and the relationship between girls with service providers and other actors such as police, health professionals, among others.
  • Mindful of the sensitivity of some aspects of this research, the study will seek to engage female research assistants who are best positioned to engage with targeted girls on matters that they may be reluctant to share.
  • The package of interventions will be used to shape future design in MHPSS programming and increase gender-sensitivity and age-appropriate programme design among different agencies in the region
  • The research will also seek to highlight the different impacts of conflict on the mental and psychosocial health of different genders and age groups therein, i.e., girls, boys, women and men.

  • Methodology and Timeframe

The research will use a qualitative approach, with some descriptive secondary analysis of quantitative data where available and required. The qualitative data collection methods to be used will include: (a) desk-review, including a literature review, spanning information/data on five countries (Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan and Uganda), and (b) interview data from both focus groups (FG) with children and key informant interviews (KII) in the primary research countries: South Sudan and Uganda. The data analysis will include: (a) qualitative documentary analysis, (b) descriptive statistics of the FG interview sample, incl. frequencies, and (c) thematic qualitative analysis of interviews.

Special attention has to be paid to ensure that child participation and safe spaces during data collection is foregrounded and all Focus Group activities are age appropriate, gender sensitive, child friendly and voluntary, informed and include a feedback mechanism to raise possible issues.

Timeframe:

The work will be concluded in a period of 28 consultancy days broken down as follows:

  • Development of the methodology, work plan and basic report structure: 2 days;
  • Approval by Reference Group: 1 day
  • Desk study: 4 days
  • Travel and interviews with stakeholders and FGs with children: 12 days
  • Data analysis as outlined above (including transcription of key interviews): 4 days
  • Report writing: 2 days
  • Incorporating comments from Reference Group Final report: 3 days

1 Deliverables

1 Planning meeting with Save the Children and Reference Group 2 Finalized research design 3 Research instruments for use during children's focus group discussions 4 Prepare the Child and Youth Resilience Measurement (CYRM) for use in the study 5 Scoring and understanding the Child and Youth Resilience Measure 6 Training for research assistants in CYRM survey and interview 7 Detailed report, including recommendations 8 Transcript or recordings of interviews and other primary data collected as part of the research.

1 Reporting Lines

This is an inter-agency research, with Save the Children as the lead and interagency members and Standing Invitees forming the rest of the task force. The consultant will therefore report to Save the Children who will facilitate feedback from the inter-agency team and feedback to the consultant for finalization and next steps.

1 Roles and Responsibilities

The Consultant:

  • Professional and independent delivery of all above listed deliverables in line with specified objectives listed within the Terms of Reference within agreed upon timeframe.
  • Quality written outputs that are of publishable quality.
  • Regular and transparent reporting on progress to RPU, including any delays or challenges as they develop.
  • Commitment to presenting results in a professional and accessible manner.

Save the Children and RPU:

  • Supporting the Consultant in accessing programme related documents and research (where necessary).
  • Supporting and facilitating interactions with Country Offices (incl. regarding interview availability).
  • Actively engaging the Consultant throughout the research and review process.
  • Being available for feedback and review of drafts, (this does not include substantive work on documents).

  • Consultancy Profile

  • A background in Health, Psychology, Protection, Conflict and Security Studies, Social Sciences or any other related area of study;

  • Demonstrable experience on matters relating to conflict and displacement locally, regionally and globally. Experience on children affected by conflict is highly desirable.

  • Proven humanities research skills and experience in the subject area of Mental and Psychosocial Health, at least 5 years. Experience of working with children issues highly desirable.

  • Good understanding of legal and policy frameworks in the Horn of Africa;

  • Good understanding of socio-economic dynamics, especially conflict related displacement, in the Horn of Africa;

  • Excellent analytical and reporting skills;

  • Proven track record of producing publishable reports;

  • High standard of written and spoken English;

  • Knowledge of Arabic would be an added advantage.

Target audience/stakeholders: Humanitarian actors, e.g. the UN, Other International Non-Governmental Organizations, and Local NGO's, the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, Government, affected communities, girls and boys.

Application Process: All Proposals and CVs to be sent by 5pm on 29th August 2018

How to apply:

Application Email: Please apply with a covering letter and up-to-date CV to: 'MKogi.35884.3830@savethechildrenint.aplitrak.com'

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

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

Background to World Animal Protection

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

Scope of Requirement

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

About this Consultancy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Specifically, the consultant will;

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

a) Identify the artists and performers to work with

b) Organise trainings with performers and World Animal Protection

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

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

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

In Summary, the Creative Agency will;

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

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

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

iv. Execute the concepts through delivering of agreed IEC materials

v. Identify and position communication materials in premium media

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

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

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

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

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

xi. Develop short video coverage from the event

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

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

xiv. Generate leads for coverage and progression

xv. Manage media logistics

Post Milestones Activities

Post the event the Creative Agency will deliver the following;

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

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

Deliverables:

The deliverables for this assignment will include:

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

ii. Assorted draft creative concepts

iii. Thumbnail messages

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

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

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

1. Expected Profile of the Consultant(s)

Minimum qualification requirements:

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

How to apply:

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

Kenya: Business Analytics Specialist

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

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

Background Information – Job-specific

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Competencies

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Education/Experience/Language requirements
Education:

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

Required

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

Desirable

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

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

Contract type, level and duration

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

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

Additional Considerations

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

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

Background Information – UNOPS

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

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

Working with us

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

Diversity

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

Work life harmonization

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

Background Information: Sustainable Development Cluster(SDC)

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

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

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

How to apply:

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

Kenya: Business Analytics Specialist Lead

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

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

Background Information – Job-specific

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Competencies

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Education/Experience/Language requirements
Education:

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

Required

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

Desirable

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

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

Contract type, level and duration

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

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

Additional Considerations

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

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

Background Information – UNOPS

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

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

Working with us

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

Diversity

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

Work life harmonization

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

Background Information: Sustainable Development Cluster(SDC)

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

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

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

How to apply:

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

Kenya: Field Project Support Assistant ( Retainer) Multiple positions

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

Background Information – Job-specific

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

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

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

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

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

Methodology and Scope of the Assignment

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

Monitoring and Progress Controls

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

Functional Responsibilities

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

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

Education

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

Experience

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

Languages

  1. Full working knowledge of English is essential.

Competencies

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

Additional Considerations

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

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

Contract type, level and duration

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

Background Information – UNOPS

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

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

Working with us

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

Diversity

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

Work life harmonization

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

How to apply:

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

Kenya: Consultant – Shenzhen Project Assistant,(Nairobi), Deadline: 7 August 2018

Organization: UN Human Settlements Program
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 07 Aug 2018

CONSULTANCY JOB OPENING Issued on: 31st July 2018

ORGANIZATIONAL LOCATION:

Urban Economy Branch, UN-HABITAT

DUTY STATION:

Nairobi

FUNCTIONAL TITLE:

Consultant – Shenzhen Project Assistant

DURATION:

4.5 months

CLOSING DATE:

7th August 2018

BACKGROUND

The United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-Habitat, is mandated by the UN General Assembly to promote socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities with the goal of providing adequate shelter for all. The Urban Economy and Finance Branch of UN-Habitat has the mandate to promote local capabilities of local governments to develop financial instruments to keep pace with the demands of rapid urbanization.

Globally, there exists a disconnection between spatial and economic planning. This has resulted in a failure to leverage emerging economic geography for competitiveness and development, at both the local and national scales. This is particularly true in the case of rapidly urbanizing countries, which are at a critical point in their history. They will either be able to leverage their growing cities to transform their economies or succumb to the transfer of poverty from rural to urban areas. The history of Shenzhen is one success story of the urban transition going hand-in-hand with a transition to industry, and then to a knowledge and technology-based economy. Shenzhen’s story presents lessons for growing cities, special economic zones and new cities worldwide.

UN-Habitat and Shenzhen Association for International Culture Exchanges share common visions and objectives for the sustainable urban development in the urbanizing China and are committed to wrap up the experience and lessons with regard to the development of Shenzhen Municipality over last 40 years. As they recognize the benefits of genuine, substantive cooperation according to Shenzhen’s development experience and UN-Habitat’s principle for building sustainable cities. In order to build an effective and close collaborative platform based on the above, they have agreed to collaborate together in the preparation of a publication titled, “Rapid transformation of Shenzhen, China: the role of economic, spatial planning and environmental policies”. The projects main objective is to provide a balanced review of the Shenzhen city’s development with emphasis on the role economic, financial and spatial planning policies/strategies have played in its economic achievements as well as to better understand current issues related to its role in the global economy and its status as a global scientific and technological powerhouse.

The goal of this project is to document the story of Shenzhen’s development. It will closely look into the role of spatial planning in its economic achievements, as well as current issues related to its role in the global economy and status as a global scientific and technological powerhouse.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Under the supervision of the Branch Coordinator, Urban Economy and Finance Branch, the consultant will be responsible for the following tasks and outputs:

  1. Prepare the implementation plan of the project

  2. Assist in contacting the selected authors

  3. Assist the project team with the coordination of upcoming missions to Shenzhen

  4. Plan for the two project workshops in Shenzhen and Nairobi

  5. Organizing the draft and final version of the Shenzhen publication

  6. Assist in the launching of the Shenzhen publication in New York

  7. Perform other duties as requested by the supervisor

COMPETENCIES

Professionalism: Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively in English or Chinese; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailor’s language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

Planning & Organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.

EDUCATION

The consultant must have an advanced degree (master’s degree or equivalent) in economics, engineering, management, environment or related field.

WORK EXPERIENCE

The consultant should have experience in the following areas:

  1. Minimum of 2 years work experience in project implementation and development

  2. Previous working experience in international development agencies or the United Nations is desirable and will be an added advantage

  3. Demonstrated experience in working with local governments and in developing countries

  4. Previous working experience in the areas of urban economic development and municipal finance.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this consultancy, fluency in oral and written English and Chinese is required.

REMUNERATION

Payments will be based on deliverables over the consultancy period. There are set remuneration rates for consultancies. The rate is determined by functions performed and experience of the consultant. The fees will be paid as per agreement.

How to apply:

Applications should include:

· Cover memo or motivation letter (maximum 1 page)

· Summary CV (maximum 2 pages), indicating the following information:

  1. Educational Background (incl. dates)

  2. Professional Experience (assignments, tasks, achievements, duration by years/ months)

  3. Other Experience and Expertise (e.g. Internships/ voluntary work, etc.)

  4. Expertise and preferences regarding location of potential assignments

  5. Expectations regarding remuneration

· UN Personal History Form (please use the United Nations standard personal history form available upon request or via: http://www.unhabitat.org/content.asp?typeid=24&catid=435&id=3867)

· Proof of relevant work (at least two)

Please be advised that since April 15th 2010, applicants for consultancies must be part of the

UN-HABITAT e-Roster in order for their application to be considered. You can reach the e-Roster

through the following link: http://e-roster.unhabitat.org

All applications should be submitted to:

Ms. Joyce David

UN-HABITAT

P.O. Box 30030, 00100 Nairobi, Kenya

Email: Joyce.David@unhabitat.org

Deadline for applications: 7th August 2018**

UN-Habitat does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process. If you have any questions concerning persons or companies claiming to be recruiting on behalf of these offices and requesting the payment of a fee, please contact: recruitment@unon.org

Kenya: Finance Manager, Kenya and Djibouti

Organization: Lutheran World Federation
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 02 Sep 2018

Position type and closing date

The closing date for applications is 2 September 2018.

Contract duration: 3 years with possibility for extension.

LWF

The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) is a global communion of churches in the Lutheran tradition comprising member churches in countries all over the world, representing 70.5 million Christians. World Service is the internationally recognized humanitarian and development arm of the Lutheran World Federation, assisting people in need irrespective of their ethnicity, religion or gender. We implement programs worldwide, working with both local and international partners, helping communities achieve their full potential and advocate for their universal rights. Our partners include Lutheran Churches and their related agencies, the European Commission (ECHO), the US Government (BPRM) and UNHCR, with whom we are a key implementing partner. For additional information please see www.lutheranworld.org.

Purpose of the position

Assume overall responsibility for managing all aspects of the financial and accountancy activities of LWF World Service Kenya-Djibouti country program.

Ensure that accounting systems are maintained to provide the information required for planning and monitoring and reporting for program operations, for safeguarding assets, discharging liabilities and legal responsibilities. The Finance Manager is responsible for the overall supervision, implementation and administration of the program’s financial and administrative functions as outlined in the main duties.

Required Qualifications and Experience

  • Professionally qualified accountant.
  • Significant working experience at management level in humanitarian assistance or development oriented programs within an international environment and preferably with church-related or non-governmental organizations.
  • Knowledge of the reporting requirements of ECHO, USAID, UNHCR and government funding agencies.
  • Strong leadership, conceptual and analytical skills and demonstrated organizational, management and supervisory skills.
  • Knowledge and experience of cooperation with United Nations, governmental agencies and international development cooperation in the field of humanitarian assistance.
  • Team-oriented, flexible and excellent communication skills.
  • Computer skills.

Language Skills

English advanced written and oral skills required

French would be an additional asset

Swahili would be an additional asset

Arabic would be an additional asset

Main Duties

  1. Manage and directly supervise a team of qualified and experienced staff in Nairobi, and oversee a total of 10 finance staffs based outside of the Nairobi program headquarters. Supervise and coach national finance staff and other staff as requested by the Representative; ensure that each member of the finance team has a clear job description and receives regular feedback on performance. Pursue an active policy of capacity building of the local finance staff.

  2. Supervise the preparation of all mandatory monthly and yearly accounts including the monthly finance and management reports for the Representative of the LWF/DWS country program in Kenya-Djibouti and the LWF/DWS head office in Geneva, ensuring that accounting policies are properly and consistently applied and to submit such accounts in accordance with the deadlines in the LWF/DWS Finance Manual. Supervise the preparation of separate financial reports for funding agencies such as the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), BPRM, etc. in accordance with the terms of the contracts.

  3. Prepare cash flow projections in accordance with procedures, and manage the cash flow of the country program in order to ensure that sufficient funds are always available. Where required, submit requests for installments of funds from funding agencies in a timely manner, ensuring a reliable cash flow for the program.

  4. Responsible for overall control of expenditure against budget for all projects. The Finance Manager will provide to program staff regular and accurate financial reports and analysis to inform timely and cost-effective project management and decision-making.

  5. Assist in the preparation of, and verify the accuracy of, budgets for all project proposals, Project Documents (PDs) for Geneva-channeled (Basket-funded) projects with Related Agencies, ACT appeals for emergencies, bilateral applications to institutional donors and any other projects.

  6. Ensure the compliance with the LWF World Service DWS Operations Manual, including procedures for electronic data storage, backups, and security.

  7. Ensure that purchasing is carried out in accordance with the LWF World Service Procurement Policy including review and improvement of systems as needed.

  8. Liaise at the appropriate level with banks, tax authorities and other financial institutions.

  9. Co-ordinate the taking out of and the renewal of insurance as required by law for national staff, vehicles, as well as public liability insurance, fire insurance, etc. Prepare and submit to LWF World Service Geneva, if applicable, monthly reports on visitors and other persons to be included under the group insurance policies.

  10. Assume responsibility for up to date and correct inventories of all project equipment, including the Asset Register.

  11. Monitor the payment of salaries and allowances of local staff; ensure the timely payment of taxes, insurance and benefits, and ensure the maintenance of accurate payroll records.

  12. Ensure that all staff settle advances and/or loans in line with established policy and procedures and that all accounts are settled at the time of termination of service.

  13. Act as contact with external auditors on accounting matters and, in consultation with the Representative of the LWF World Service country program in Kenya-Djibouti, to make available to them all records required for the purpose of auditing the accounts, including any additional audits for funding agencies. Ensure that internal controls are properly in place, including regular visits to project offices.

  14. Work with administrative staff and the Representative to ensure smooth office operations and cost savings where possible.

Other duties

As may be assigned by the direct supervisor. At the moment, financial management of our program in Somalia is also being managed from Nairobi.

Major Challenges

To assure highest standards of financial management and accountability of the Kenya-Djibouti country program in line with LWF World Service and donor policies and international standards

The applicants are expected to share the core values of our organisation.

How to apply:

To apply please follow the link: https://lutheranworld.recruiterbox.com/jobs/fk01idu?cjb_hash=O_iGOr40&apply_now=true