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Recruitment Associate Job in Kenya

Recruitment Associate


PowerGen Renewable Energy is a fast-growing renewable energy company based in Nairobi. Founded in 2011, the company has installed 150+ renewable energy systems, including more than 45 micro-grids and connected 5,000+ homes and businesses in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, Somalia, and South Sudan to clean and reliable electricity.

We uniquely combine our mission – to provide access to energy across all of Africa – with technical, on-the-ground expertise and an innovative business model. We build, own and operate AC micro-grids to bring power to residential and commercial customers in a for-profit manner.

With over 100 employees, an 11,000 sq. ft. workshop and headquarters in Nairobi and a Tanzanian office in Arusha, PowerGen is building a local company that is set to have an impact on the energy sector in Africa for years to come.

In 2018 PowerGen is focused on expanding on our successes in building and operating micro-grid energy utilities in the region and keeping the model on the path towards commercial viability and scale. We are building a team that is equipped to pursue this vision and could use your help to build it.

What you’ll make happen

We are looking for a creative do-er to join our People Operations team. Someone who enjoys the challenges of a young and growing company and can stand their ground. Someone who enjoys talking to our engineers in the field and can relate to to our business development team in the office. Someone who is there to support both our candidates and hiring managers.

·      Select people. Most candidates find us through our job postings. Roles in finance or installation get a lot of responses via our website. You will help us review the responses and make the first selection of the candidates.

·      Find people. When it comes to specific roles such as Sr. Engineers or experienced Project Managers, we often find them through our own network or carefully reaching out ourselves. You will offer creative solutions in finding people through your own network, through LinkedIn or through new avenues for our pipeline.

·      Influence people. Candidates and colleagues often have questions. You will act as an advocate for both sides. You will play a role in ensuring hiring managers understand the candidates’ capabilities. You will also act as an advocate for PowerGen to help candidates learn what makes PowerGen a great place to work!

·      Interview people. One candidate could be at their best in one organization and find it difficult to perform in the same role at a different organization. You will need to ask the right questions to learn what motivates our candidates and how they will fit into our culture.

·      Advise people. Our recruitment process is far from perfect. You will use your experience and creativity to advise the team on improvements and encourage the use of new tools to boost efficiency and effectiveness. You are an advisor to the hiring manager; you challenge them on their requirements and suggest alternative possibilities.

·      Coach people. The interview process can seem long and include waiting time. Hiring managers want their opening filled today. Candidates are eager to hear how they have done. You will coach them both through the process. You will communicate to candidates and hiring managers every step of the way: after an assignment, a personal interview, whether the outcome was positive, negative or needs some more time.

·      Believe in yourself. PowerGen is the leading microgrid developer in Africa, and our projects and teams move quickly. You will start as a recruiter for several roles but you should see yourself shaping the recruitment strategy of a multinational company. All of our openings are currently in Tanzania and Kenya, but expect to be involved in finding people across the continent.

Skills and qualifications

·      3+ years of experience in finding and hiring people, preferably in an engineering and international environment

·      Results-focused. You are able to get out a JD in time, focus efforts on the goals and follow up with hiring managers and candidates as promised.

·      Listening. You work well with all layers of an organization. You hear and interpret messages from candidates and hiring managers alike and ask additional questions when clarification is needed.

·      Quality focus. Just getting the job done is not enough for you. You set high standards for yourself, and share them with the team. If priorities change, you communicate them with the team in a timely manner.

·      Teamwork. You connect easily with the team and gain their trust and respect. You help others who could use your support and communicate early and thoughtfully when you do.

·      Planning and organizing. You lead searches through planned steps and commit to agreed timelines. You can combine several searches in various stages at the same time.

·      Adaptability. Some openings have been open with us for a while and some openings need someone starting immediately. You can combine these priorities with ease.

·      Problem solving. You identify and analyze problems that cross your path. You are able to offer solutions or share the steps you have taken to solve the problem.

·      Support and live our Values: Integrity, Ingenuity, Passion, Team, Humility and Positivity

Benefits and Compensation

·      Competitive annual compensation

·      Annual holiday bonus

·      Medical insurance

·      Individualized career development

·      Performance feedback and open-door company culture

·      Team building and company-wide events

·      Opportunity to work with a dynamic team of brilliant people passionate about electrifying East Africa!

How to Apply

Interested candidates are kindly asked to CLICK HERE to send a resume/CV and a brief description of why they are interested in the position. PowerGen will be accepting applications until 13 April 2018. You can expect to receive a response within two weeks after this date.

PowerGen Renewable Energy does not charge any kind of fee at any stage of the recruitment process, and does not act through recruitment agents.

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Kenya: EXTERNAL EVALUATION OF THE ECOLOGICAL ORGANIC AGRICULTURE (EOA) INITIATIVE IN AFRICA (2014-2018) TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR THE CONSULTANCY…

Organization: Biovision
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 20 Feb 2018

Project: Ecological Organic Agriculture Initiative

  1. Background
    The Ecological Organic Agriculture (EOA) Initiative is an African Union-led continental undertaking established in 2013 and currently implemented in eight countries (Benin, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal, Tanzania, and Uganda). It is implemented under the guidance and oversight of the AU chaired Continental Steering Committee (CSC) to establish an African organic farming platform based on available best practices, and to develop sustainable organic farming systems and improve seed quality. Its mission is to promote ecologically sound strategies and practices among diverse stakeholders involved in the production, processing, marketing, and policy-making to safeguard the environment, improve livelihoods, alleviate poverty and guarantee food security among farmers in Africa. The goal is to contribute to mainstreaming of Ecological Organic Agriculture into national agricultural production systems by 2025 in order to improve agricultural productivity, food security, access to markets and sustainable development in Africa. In addition, these efforts are hoped to reduce exploitation of the organic farmers in Africa.
    The initiative embraces holistic production systems that sustain the health of soils, ecosystems, and people, and relies on ecological processes, biodiversity, and cycles adapted to local conditions rather than reliance on the use of external inputs with adverse effects on people’s total health (human, animal, plant and environmental). The EOA initiative was started in response to the African Union Heads of State and Government’s call for the promotion of organic farming in Africa. The African Union Commission, in collaboration with several civil society organizations supporting ecological organic agriculture, organized an inception workshop in May 2011 in Thika Kenya, with financial support from the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation (SSNC) to discuss how to implement this decision. The workshop successfully resulted in a roadmap, concept note and an African Organic Action Plan to mainstream ecological organic agriculture into national agricultural production systems. The action plan was later submitted to donor agencies for financial support and SSNC responded by supporting a pilot project undertaken in six countries (Eastern Africa: Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda; Southern Africa: Zambia; and Western Africa: Nigeria) while Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) came on board to support baseline studies in Benin, Mali,and Senegal with coordination by Biovision Africa Trust (BvAT). Further planning meetings were held culminating in the development of an 8-country project proposal supported by SDC for an initial period of 5 years (2014-2018) while SSNC with funding from the Swedish International Development Cooperation (Sida) supports the EOA Initiative in some Eastern Africa through civil society organizations from 2014 to date. The African Union also supports EOA through funds provided by the European Union .
    The Initiative’s five-year Action Plan and implementation has been anchored on six interrelated pillars: (i) Research, training and extension, (ii) Information and communication, (iii) Value chain and market development, (iv) Networking and partnership, (v) Policy and programme development, and (vi) Institutional capacity development. In the current SDC contribution, the initiative is driven by the first three technical pillars and the fourth one for coordination, management, and networking, basically integrating (iv), (v) and (vi).So far, the four objectives of the EOA Initiative are:

    1. To increase documentation of information and knowledge on organic agricultural products along the complete value chain and support relevant actors to translate it into practices and wide application.
    2. To systematically inform producers about the EOA approaches and good practices and motivate their uptake through strengthening access to advisory and support services.
    3. To substantially increase the share of quality organic products at the local, national, regional and global markets.
    4. To strengthen inclusive stakeholder engagement in organic commodities value chain development by developing national, regional and continental multi-stakeholder platforms to advocate for changes in public policy, plans, and practices.
      This evaluation is coordinated by Biovision Africa Trust (BvAT) on behalf of the CSC and SDC which has the twin functions of being the interim Continental EOA Secretariat and Executing Agency for the EOA Initiative (under SDC’s support).
    5. 1. Purpose and Objectives of the External Evaluation
      With all the interventions of the EOA Initiative having been undertaken since 2014, it was anticipated that an evaluation of the initiative is done in the 8 countries and on the institutional structures established to drive agenda of mainstreaming EOA at country, regional and continental levels in terms of policies, plans, strategies, and programmes.
      The purpose of this evaluation is therefore to:
      (1) Assess the achievements and impacts of the initiative resulting from interventions by the partners (CLOs and PIPs) and institutional structures (Continental Steering Committee, AfroNet, Regional Steering Committees, National Steering Committees, and Executing Agencies) in order to strengthen accountability to stakeholders.
      (2) Foster learning across partners and institutional structures to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the EOA initiative interventions, and
      (3) Provide recommendations on actions required to increase EOA-I effectiveness, impact, and promotion to countries not covered by the current EOA-I and its funding, with a particular view towards designing the next EOA-I phase under SDC support.
      The EOA external evaluation for Phase I should be designed to show what has worked and not worked in mainstreaming EOA in various dimensions of research, value chain development promotion, and policy, etc at in relation to the project objectives and as driven by the current partner and institutional setup arrangements. Results and recommendations of the evaluation will inform the designing (including impact generating incentive-setting), programming and management of the upcoming Phase II, starting in December 2018.
    6. Objectives of the Evaluation
    7. To assess the extent to which the relevance, effectiveness, and efficiency of mainstreaming EOA into national policies, plans, strategies, and programmes have contributed to expected outcomes and sustainability of the project.
    8. To review the effectiveness and efficiency of the EOA-I structural set up of EOA implementing partners (CLOs and PIPs) and institutional support structures (the AU-Chaired Continental Steering Committee, AfroNet, Regional Steering Committees, National Steering Committees, Executing Agencies and overall M&E systems) in delivering concrete results based on their mandates.
    9. To determine the number (or percent) of households who have been reached by the EOA project and in what ways.
    10. To assess effectiveness and efficiency of EOA pillar interventions in influencing farmers’ knowledge, attitudes and uptake of EOA practices and/or technologies , and the mechanisms by which this occurred.
    11. To assess the extent to which pillar interventions have contributed to key project outcomes including increased agricultural production, productivity, food security, income and farmer welfare.
    12. To assess the extent to which gender equality and access by the youth and other vulnerable groups were considered in the project budget and implementation.
    13. To draw key lessons learnt from Phase 1 of the EOA-I to inform recommendations and actions for addressing the weaknesses and challenges experienced, most appropriate and motivating funding support arrangements, future programming, implementation, monitoring & evaluation and reporting on a sustained basis at all key levels (country, regional, continental platform and AU).
    14. The Evaluation Deliverables/Outputs
      The evaluation’s findings and recommendations will be discussed with the AUC, the Continental Steering Committee (CSC) and Implementing partners (CLOs and PIPs). The consultant will submit a draft final report in both hard and soft copy at the end of the evaluation
      The expected key outputs of the evaluation are:
      (a) An inception report: Elaboration of the external evaluation methodology and tools including a detailed schedule of activities to be undertaken across the eight countries and institutional structures (work plan).
      (b) An Aide Memoire (intermediate report with key findings and recommendations). This will be presented to the CSC in May 2018.
      (c) The External Evaluation Draft and Final Reports: The report should be logically structured including the executive summary, intervention description, assessment purpose, assessment methodology, findings, conclusions, lessons and recommendations, and annexes (key officials interviewed, documents consulted, and data collection instruments). The report should respond in detail to the key focus areas described above. It should include a set of specific recommendations for each EOA implementing partner, and identify the necessary actions to be undertaken as advice in “Way Forward”
      (d) A Summary of the External Evaluation Report.5. Background Documents
      Various materials will be useful to this assessment including but not limited to:
      o AU Decision on Organic Farming
      o EOA Strategic Plan (2015-2025) and EOA Action Plan (2015-2020)
      o SDC and SSNC Project Documents (for the period 2013-2018)
      o Project Logframes (Consolidated country logframes)
      o Baseline Survey Reports 2014 (Benin, Mali, and Senegal)
      o Project Country and Consolidated Annual Reports (2014 and 2015)
      o Minutes of the Continental Steering Committee meetings (2013-2016)
      o End term evaluation Report of the Assessment of SSNC contribution to EOA in Eastern Africa
      o African Organic Conference Declarations (2012 and 2015)
      o EOA Mid-term Review Report 2016
      o Report of the Organizational and Capacity Assessment of Partners involved in EOA Initiative in Africa (2018)
      o Working document on brainstorming matrix SDC End of Phase Report requirements
      o SDC Evaluation Grid
    15. The Evaluation Methodology/Approach
      The Consultant is expected to develop an appropriate evaluation approach/methodology to address the evaluation objectives. The evaluation strategy should demonstrate a close link between the data collected for an evaluation and the methodology that will be employed to ensure the impact estimate is unbiased. The consultant(s), together with the project team and experts, will develop a detailed and appropriate approach/evaluation methodology. The evaluation methodology proposed by the consultant will need to be agreed upon by BvAT and the Consultant(s) but will include and not be limited to: a) Review of relevant documents on EOA-I including Project Document (2014-2018), Strategic Action Plan, CSC meetings reports, organizational capacity assessment, bi- and annual progress reports, monitoring reports, publications, etc.
      b) Data collection approaches and tools, focusing on structured interviews with farmers, CLOs, PIPs and various committee members (of various committees).
      c) Data analysis techniques, capturing the effectiveness, efficacy, and impact of the EOA pillar interventions.
    16. Consultants & Minimum Qualifications
      The evaluation will be conducted between March and April 2018 by a consultant or team of consultants with the team leader and partners having the following main qualifications:
      • At least a master’s degree or equivalent in agriculture, sociology, development studies, economics or related social sciences.
      • At least 5 years of experience in conducting midterm and end-term assessment/evaluations, impact assessments or similar assignments in agricultural development programmes and projects.
      • Demonstrated ability to assess complex situations to analyze critical issues succinctly and clearly and draw conclusions and recommendations.
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      • Proven in-depth understanding and consulting experiences on institutional set-up of complex development programmes.
      • Substantive knowledge of participatory M&E processes and experience with multistakeholder/community development interventions.
      • Consultants with base or partners in Eastern Africa and Western Africa will be encouraged.
      • Excellent English, and to some extent French, writing, and communication skills. The reports will be translated into French.
      The consultant(s) should not have been engaged in the activities to be evaluated, or responsible in decision-making roles for the design, implementation or supervision of the EOA project. The exercise will require impartiality and a comprehensive and balanced appraisal of the strengths and weaknesses of the project and implementation of activities being evaluated. The selected consultant(s) will be expected to adhere to a code of conduct (Statement of Ethics), and conduct self/ themselves according to the expected ethical standards.

How to apply:

Interested candidates should submit the following:
a) Technical proposal indicating their understanding of the assignment, proposed methodology for conducting the assignment and work plan.
b) Financial proposal showing the total cost of conducting the evaluation, breakdown of consultancy costs (including costing of each member the team during the entire exercise.
man-days for each team member), travel and other costs associated with this assignment.
c) At least one report of a similar assignment conducted in the past three years.
d) Detailed curriculum vitae of the consultant(s) to be involved in the assignment, with university certificates and relevant supporting documents.
e) Names and contacts of three referees (phone numbers and email).
f) A one-page write-up showing why you are most suitable for the consultancy.
If you believe you are the right candidate for the above consultancy and can clearly demonstrate your ability to meet the qualifications required, then submit the above-mentioned documents to info@biovisionafricatrust.org with the subject heading: Consultancy for External Evaluation of the Ecological Organic Agriculture Initiative in Africa.
The closing date for applications is 20 February 2018. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.
Biovision Africa Trust is an EOE

Kenya: Senior Technical Advisor, Agricultural Inputs – Kenya

Organization: Palladium International
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 30 Mar 2018

Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact – the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits.

For the past 50 years, we have been making Positive Impact possible. With a team of more than 2,500 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of more than 35,000 technical experts, Palladium has improved – and is committed to continuing to improve – economies, societies and most importantly, people's lives.

Palladium is a child-safe organisation, and screens applicants for suitability to work with children. We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status. Palladium seeks a Senior Technical Advisor of agricultural inputs for the anticipated USAID "Strengthening Agriculture and Regional Resilience (STARR)" activity that spans across all East African Community (EAC) countries (Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda), and additional countries in East Africa (Zambia, Somalia, Sudan, Djibouti and Ethiopia). The STARR activity will promote increased agricultural production, investment, trade and resilience to shocks and stresses in the East Africa region by addressing agricultural issues that can mainly be solved on a regional basis. STARR's interventions will be directed through four interrelated project component areas: 1) strengthening cross-border agriculture trade and value chains, 2) improved regional agricultural inputs, 3) strengthening resilience, and 4) strengthening the regional policy environment.

Purpose of Position

The Component 2 Lead will lead implementation of all activities aimed at achieving Component 2 goals of improved regional agricultural inputs to facilitate access to modern, innovative agricultural technologies and increase production throughout the region.

Duration: 4- 5 years Location: Nairobi, Kenya

  • Provide technical and managerial support to develop and implement innovative strategies to accelerate use of agricultural inputs in selected cross-border value chains, including fertilizer, pesticides, irrigation, feed, vaccines, and improved technology.
  • Provide technical support to improve access to finance for farmers, traders, distributors and other actors along the value chain to strengthen and promote adoption of high-quality inputs and new technologies.
  • Improve the distribution and availability of agriculture inputs through the development of agro-dealerships, cross-border agro-dealership associations, and other private sector networks.
  • Improve the availability of regional access to improved seed inputs, and support regional government institutions and the private sector to increase their capacity to produce and distribute high quality seeds.
  • Promote cross-border investments in the agricultural input sector.
  • Facilitate the interconnectedness of cross-border agricultural input market systems, scaling new technologies to increase adoption in the region, and promote policies with stakeholders across borders that will improve regional input distribution, input availability and adoption.
  • Other duties as assigned.

  • Advanced degree in business, agriculture, economics, international development or other closely related field.

  • Experience working with agro-input market systems.

  • Fluency in English and a local East African language required.

  • At least five years' experience in agribusiness in the East Africa region.

  • At least three years' experience on donor-funded projects for agriculture and agribusiness.

  • Experience working directly to target vulnerable groups and sustainably integrate them into market opportunities.

  • Preference will be given to local East Africa country candidates.

How to apply:

Please follow this link to apply: http://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=QWx5Y2lhLldpdGhlcnNwb29uLjg2NjEyLjM4MzBAcGFsbGFkaXVtLmFwbGl0cmFrLmNvbQ

Kenya: Senior Technical Advisor, Regional Policy Environment – Kenya

Organization: Palladium International
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 30 Mar 2018

Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact – the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits.

For the past 50 years, we have been making Positive Impact possible. With a team of more than 2,500 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of more than 35,000 technical experts, Palladium has improved – and is committed to continuing to improve – economies, societies and most importantly, people's lives.

Palladium is a child-safe organisation, and screens applicants for suitability to work with children. We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status. Palladium seeks a Senior Technical Advisor of regional policy for the anticipated USAID "Strengthening Agriculture and Regional Resilience (STARR)" activity that spans across all East African Community (EAC) countries (Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda), and additional countries in East Africa (Zambia, Somalia, Sudan, Djibouti and Ethiopia). The STARR activity will promote increased agricultural production, investment, trade and resilience to shocks and stresses in the East Africa region by addressing agricultural issues that can mainly be solved on a regional basis. STARR's interventions will be directed through four interrelated project component areas: 1) strengthening cross-border agriculture trade and value chains, 2) improved regional agricultural inputs, 3) strengthening resilience, and 4) strengthening the regional policy environment.

Purpose of Position

The Component 4 Lead will lead implementation of all activities aimed at achieving Component 4 goals including improved capacity of regional stakeholders to develop an open, trade-friendly and resilient agricultural policy environment.

Duration: 4-5 years Location: Nairobi, Kenya

  • Provide technical and managerial support to develop and implement innovative strategies to promote adoption and strengthen implementation of trade supportive policies in the region.
  • Support efforts toward harmonization of agricultural policies across East Africa region.
  • Coordinate with private sector alliances and other stakeholders, as well as regional policymaking bodies to ensure that regional policy initiatives are aligned with the needs of the private sector.
  • Address technical barriers to trade across East Africa region, encouraging the adoption of common industry standards, to improve trade facilitation.
  • Other duties as assigned.

  • Master's degree or higher in economics, international trade public policy, or a related area.

  • At least fifteen years (ten years with Ph.D.) of relevant experience, five of which should be in or on developing countries, preferably in East Africa.

  • Strongly preferred at least three years of experience managing and coordinating policy improvement activities.

  • Strongly preferred experience serving in an advisory capacity to high-level government officials or regional trade bodies such as EAC and COMESA on trade and agricultural policies.

  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with institutional and private sector partners and stakeholders in a multi-country setting.

  • Fluent in English, with excellent writing and communication skills. Fluency in one or more East African language is desirable.

  • Experience across East Africa strongly preferred. Preference will be given to local East Africa country candidates.

How to apply:

Please follow this link to apply: http://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=QWx5Y2lhLldpdGhlcnNwb29uLjk0MDM4LjM4MzBAcGFsbGFkaXVtLmFwbGl0cmFrLmNvbQ

Kenya: Director of Finance and Administration – Kenya

Organization: Palladium International
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 30 Mar 2018

Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact – the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits.

For the past 50 years, we have been making Positive Impact possible. With a team of more than 2,500 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of more than 35,000 technical experts, Palladium has improved – and is committed to continuing to improve – economies, societies and most importantly, people's lives.

Palladium is a child-safe organisation, and screens applicants for suitability to work with children. We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status. Palladium seeks a Director of Finance and Administration for the anticipated USAID "Strengthening Agriculture and Regional Resilience (STARR)" activity that spans across all East African Community (EAC) countries (Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda), and additional countries in East Africa (Zambia, Somalia, Sudan, Djibouti and Ethiopia). The STARR activity will promote increased agricultural production, investment, trade and resilience to shocks and stresses in the East Africa region by addressing agricultural issues that can mainly be solved on a regional basis. STARR's interventions will be directed through four interrelated project component areas: 1) strengthening cross-border agriculture trade and value chains, 2) improved regional agricultural inputs, 3) strengthening resilience, and 4) strengthening the regional policy environment.

Purpose of Position

The Director of Finance and Administration will provide advanced accounting and financial oversight for the Activity. S/he will manage all finance- and administration-related staff.

Duration: 4-5 years Location: Nairobi, Kenya Finance and Accounting

  • Provide wide range of financial and administrative management for the project.
  • Prepare and submit financial and other cost accounting reports to headquarters and USAID.
  • Maintain all budget tracking systems.
  • Maintain close coordination with Palladium home office with respect to all financial and budgetary issues.
  • Ensure that the financial and administrative activities are carried out in compliance with USAID and Palladium policies and procedures.

Auditing and Compliance

  • Serve as key point of contact for project audits by the USG and local authorities.
  • Ensure compliance with local labor and tax laws.

Procurement and Administration

  • Oversee procurement for the project in compliance with Palladium and USAID policies.
  • Oversee office support functions.

  • MBA/Master's degree in Business, Finance, Accounting or related field with 8 years of relevant experience, or Bachelor's degree with at least 10 years of experience in finance, accounting, or other relevant work.

  • Prior experience with a senior position in the financial administration for complex, large-scale projects for USAID.

  • Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills, including the ability to motivate subordinates as well as manage budgets and client expectations.

  • Demonstrated effectiveness in communicating with clients and project stakeholders.

  • Proven record of consistently outperforming targets.

  • Superior verbal and written communication skills required. Fluency in English required.

  • Experience across East Africa strongly preferred. Preference will be given to local East Africa country candidates.

How to apply:

Please follow this link to apply: http://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=QWx5Y2lhLldpdGhlcnNwb29uLjQ0NzM1LjM4MzBAcGFsbGFkaXVtLmFwbGl0cmFrLmNvbQ

Kenya: Grants Manager – Kenya

Organization: Palladium International
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 30 Mar 2018

Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact – the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits.

For the past 50 years, we have been making Positive Impact possible. With a team of more than 2,500 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of more than 35,000 technical experts, Palladium has improved – and is committed to continuing to improve – economies, societies and most importantly, people's lives.

Palladium is a child-safe organisation, and screens applicants for suitability to work with children. We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status. Palladium seeks a Grants Manager for the anticipated USAID "Strengthening Agriculture and Regional Resilience (STARR)" activity that spans across all East African Community (EAC) countries (Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda), and additional countries in East Africa (Zambia, Somalia, Sudan, Djibouti and Ethiopia). The STARR activity will promote increased agricultural production, investment, trade and resilience to shocks and stresses in the East Africa region by addressing agricultural issues that can mainly be solved on a regional basis. STARR's interventions will be directed through four interrelated project component areas: 1) strengthening cross-border agriculture trade and value chains, 2) improved regional agricultural inputs, 3) strengthening resilience, and 4) strengthening the regional policy environment.

Purpose of Position

The Grants Manager will lead and oversee all grants administration, from calls for expressions of interest through to implementation. Duration: 4-5 years Location: Nairobi, Kenya

  • Ensure that grant management activities are carried out in compliance with USAID and Palladium policies and procedures.
  • Draft grants manual and related program documents.
  • Develop and implement a grants tracking system to ensure timely and accurate execution and monitoring of all grant agreements.
  • Maintain communications with recipients to ensure smooth administration of sub instruments.
  • Prepare and review grant documents.
  • Perform environmental assessments.
  • Review grant recipient reports and documentation for compliance with the agreement terms and conditions.
  • Identify opportunities for capacity building of grantees.
  • Liaise with technical teams as required.
  • Additional assignments in accordance with activity needs.

  • Advanced degree in Business, Finance, Economics, or relevant field.

  • At least seven years' experience managing grants for donor-funded projects. Experience with USAID-funded grants under contract highly preferred.

  • Prior experience managing grants for complex, multi-country initiatives.

  • Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills, including a demonstrated effectiveness in communication with clients and other project stakeholders.

  • Ability to manage large budgets and client relations/expectations.

  • Demonstrated ability to work under pressure with limited guidance.

  • Fluency in English and a local East African language required.

  • Experience across East Africa strongly preferred. Preference will be given to local East Africa country candidates.

How to apply:

Please follow this link to apply: http://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=QWx5Y2lhLldpdGhlcnNwb29uLjUxMTQ5LjM4MzBAcGFsbGFkaXVtLmFwbGl0cmFrLmNvbQ

Kenya: Senior Technical Advisor, Agricultural Trade and Value Chains – Kenya

Organization: Palladium International
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 30 Mar 2018

Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact – the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits.

For the past 50 years, we have been making Positive Impact possible. With a team of more than 2,500 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of more than 35,000 technical experts, Palladium has improved – and is committed to continuing to improve – economies, societies and most importantly, people's lives.

Palladium is a child-safe organisation, and screens applicants for suitability to work with children. We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status. Palladium seeks a Senior Technical Advisor of agricultural trade and value chains for the anticipated USAID "Strengthening Agriculture and Regional Resilience (STARR)" activity that spans across all East African Community (EAC) countries (Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda), and additional countries in East Africa (Zambia, Somalia, Sudan, Djibouti and Ethiopia). The STARR activity will promote increased agricultural production, investment, trade and resilience to shocks and stresses in the East Africa region by addressing agricultural issues that can mainly be solved on a regional basis. STARR's interventions will be directed through four interrelated project component areas: 1) strengthening cross-border agriculture trade and value chains, 2) improved regional agricultural inputs, 3) strengthening resilience, and 4) strengthening the regional policy environment.

Purpose of Position

The Component 1 Lead will lead implementation of all activities aimed at achieving Component 1 goals of strengthening of cross-border agriculture trade and value chains. Duration: 4-5 years Location: Nairobi, Kenya

  • Provide technical and managerial support to strengthen cross-border VC trade and improve capacity to respond to shocks and stress. Focus value chains include but are not limited to: livestock, climate resilient staple crops, and horticulture.
  • Lead efforts to identify cross-border value chain constraints and address barriers that limit trade competitiveness.
  • Develop action plans for focus value chains in collaboration with other stakeholders such as regional institutions (EAC, COMESA, IGAD), governments, USAID, USDA and other actors.
  • Identify new regional and international market opportunities and facilitate medium to long-term private sector investment in value chain systems, supporting industries and infrastructure.
  • Improve the capacity of regional organizations and export-oriented actors in each value chain, such as associations and dealers, to address and facilitate cross border agriculture trade and barriers to trade.
  • Share results and learning with project leadership, Palladium, and USAID.
  • Develop strategies to target marginalized communities.
  • Other duties as assigned.

  • A Master's degree in agricultural economics, international trade, policy, business, agricultural science, economics, marketing, trade or other relevant graduate degree.

  • Fluency in English required and a local East African language preferred.

  • At least five years' experience in agribusiness and agricultural trade promotion in East Africa region.

  • At least three years' experience on donor-funded projects for agriculture and agribusiness.

  • Experience working directly to integrate target vulnerable groups into market opportunities.

  • Preference will be given to local East Africa country candidates.

How to apply:

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Kenya: Senior Technical Advisor, Resilience – Kenya

Organization: Palladium International
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 30 Mar 2018

Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact – the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits.

For the past 50 years, we have been making Positive Impact possible. With a team of more than 2,500 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of more than 35,000 technical experts, Palladium has improved – and is committed to continuing to improve – economies, societies and most importantly, people's lives.

Palladium is a child-safe organisation, and screens applicants for suitability to work with children. We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status. Palladium seeks a Senior Technical Advisor of resilience for the anticipated USAID "Strengthening Agriculture and Regional Resilience (STARR)" activity that spans across all East African Community (EAC) countries (Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda), and additional countries in East Africa (Zambia, Somalia, Sudan, Djibouti and Ethiopia). The STARR activity will promote increased agricultural production, investment, trade and resilience to shocks and stresses in the East Africa region by addressing agricultural issues that can mainly be solved on a regional basis. STARR's interventions will be directed through four interrelated project component areas: 1) strengthening cross-border agriculture trade and value chains, 2) improved regional agricultural inputs, 3) strengthening resilience, and 4) strengthening the regional policy environment.

Purpose of Position

The Component 3 Lead will lead implementation of all activities aimed at achieving all the cross-cutting Component 3 goals including improved ability of people, households, communities, countries, and systems to mitigate, adapt to and recover from shocks and stresses in a manner than reduces vulnerability and facilitates inclusive growth. Duration: 4-5 years Location: Nairobi, Kenya

  • Provide technical and managerial support to develop and implement innovative strategies to improve regional resilience, including crop and livestock storage systems, drought resistant cropping and livestock systems, and use of weather response and adapting technologies.
  • As this component is cross-cutting, ensure resilience efforts are closely linked and integrated across all other components.
  • Liaise with regional private and public stakeholders to ensure cohesive approach and implementation of resilience activities. These activities include trade enhancing systems such as efficient storage, transportation, and flows of crops and livestock across borders during emergencies.
  • Build capacity of regional institutions, private sector associations, regulatory officials, and cross border coordination bodies to prepare for and respond to key constraints during shocks.
  • Strengthen existing informal and/or formal regional level safety net programs.
  • Other duties as assigned.

  • Advanced degree in agriculture, animal husbandry, environmental science, economics, international development or other closely related field.

  • At least 5 years of relevant or associated experience in resilience-related areas of food security, trade policy, disaster risk management and mitigation, or climate-smart agriculture.

  • Prior experience working directly with agricultural/pastoral communities to improve their ability to adapt to shocks required.

  • Fluency in English and a local East African language required.

  • Experience across East Africa strongly preferred. Preference will be given to local East Africa country candidates.

  • Previous experience working on donor-funded international development projects a plus.

How to apply:

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Kenya: Communications Manager – Kenya

Organization: Palladium International
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 30 Mar 2018

Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact – the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits.

For the past 50 years, we have been making Positive Impact possible. With a team of more than 2,500 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of more than 35,000 technical experts, Palladium has improved – and is committed to continuing to improve – economies, societies and most importantly, people's lives.

Palladium is a child-safe organisation, and screens applicants for suitability to work with children. We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status. Palladium seeks a Communications Manager for the anticipated USAID "Strengthening Agriculture and Regional Resilience (STARR)" activity that spans across all East African Community (EAC) countries (Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda), and additional countries in East Africa (Zambia, Somalia, Sudan, Djibouti and Ethiopia). The STARR activity will promote increased agricultural production, investment, trade and resilience to shocks and stresses in the East Africa region by addressing agricultural issues that can mainly be solved on a regional basis. STARR's interventions will be directed through four interrelated project component areas: 1) strengthening cross-border agriculture trade and value chains, 2) improved regional agricultural inputs, 3) strengthening resilience, and 4) strengthening the regional policy environment.

Purpose of Position

The Communications Manager will lead implementation of the communications plan and related communication tools. S/he will also lead dissemination of activity communications to inform key audiences as well as the client of project progress and successes.

Duration: 4-5 years Location: Nairobi, Kenya

  • Support the development of project deliverables, including coordinating information gathering for monthly, quarterly, and annual reports and for annual work plans.
  • Design and implement communications strategy and tools to effectively communicate activities and progress (e.g., videos, visual images and infographics, press releases, social media, radio messaging, etc.).
  • Ensure appropriate branding and marking for all activity assets.
  • Maintain digital library of images and other communication tools.
  • Conduct media relations for the activity (including organization of press conferences and other high-visibility events).
  • Other duties as assigned.

  • Bachelor's degree in English, Communications, Journalism or a related field. Master's degree preferred.

  • Minimum of 5 years progressively responsible experience in communications.

  • Knowledge of the full-range of communications approaches, tools, and methodologies to plan and execute effective campaign strategies and programs.

  • At least two years' experience in international development, supporting donor-funded projects. Prior experience on complex, multi-country programs similar in scope preferred.

  • Fluency in English and a local East African language required.

  • Strong communications and writing skills are required.

  • Ability to travel throughout East Africa as needed.

  • Experience across East Africa strongly preferred. Preference will be given to local East Africa country candidates.

How to apply:

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Kenya: General call for Talent Pool – Business Development Manager

Organization: Save the Children
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 12 Feb 2018

General call for Talent Pool – Business Development Manager

For over 90 years, Save the Children has been making a difference in children's lives in more than 120 countries. We are the world's largest independent child rights organization, underpinned by a vision in a world in which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation. Our mission to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

Save the Children operates in 12 countries in East and Southern Africa (Malawi, Zambia, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Sudan, South Sudan, Somalia, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda and Ethiopia).

We are seeking to build a Talent pool to ensure that our Emergency and development programming is adequately staffed in the shortest time frames to ensure quality delivery and reach to the region's most vulnerable and marginalized children.

Save the Children is an organization for talented people with different backgrounds and perspectives. We are proud that our people are representative of the children we work with and we thrive on our diversity. We work with children, communities and governments all over the world and we believe in the right person for the job regardless of where you come from and how you identify yourself.

Role Purpose

The Business Development Manager is a senior position within the Programme Development and Quality Team.

The Business Development Manager will identify and track donor opportunities, facilitate donor engagement, assist in the development of fundraising strategies, and coordinate proposal development for large and strategic funding opportunities.

The position requires innovative thinking and creativity to package our programme strategies in ways that attract the right donor support and grow out portfolio effectively. S/He will write sections of proposals that speak to our overall capabilities, while coordinating the input of technical advisors, Operations, Finance, HR and Security into proposals and budgets. Recognising that many conversations with donors involve a review or update around current grants as well as discussions about new opportunities, the Business Development Manager will also be expected to keep closely informed about the progress of all major institutional grants and able to speak to results in key reporting documents.

Location: To be confirmed (ESA Countries)

Key Areas of Accountability

New Business Development

  • Ensure that the country office has a comprehensive, SMT-endorsed Business Development Strategy in place, which is in line with the Country Strategy, and is implemented and monitored effectively.
  • Identify, research, and disseminate information on new funding opportunities from bilateral, multi-lateral, and other institutional donors. Use creative approaches to link programme aspirations to donor priorities, while also effectively influencing the strategies of donors.
  • Cultivate business relationships with external stakeholders and potential partners for large scale or strategic funding opportunities, either as a prime or sub-recipient in joint ventures.
  • Track up-coming funding opportunities, donor engagement and proposal development process. Provide regular updates to the Director of Programme Development and Quality and SMT on the status of the funding portfolio and key trends to monitor.
  • Assist in developing funding strategies for thematic programme plans and cross-sectoral integration. These strategies should reflect our ambitions and new creative thinking to achieve more for children.
  • Participate in key donor meetings, when necessary, to foster long-term collaboration and engagement.
  • Examine and evaluate innovative new partnerships, and ensure that Save the Children maximizes its opportunity to showcase and replicate the Theory of Change.
  • Explore and test potential private sector partnerships
  • Pro-actively seek donor intelligence on prospective new opportunities or partnerships.
  • Ensure key contacts, required formats and donor strategies are kept up-to-date at the country office level.

Coordinate proposal development

  • Directly manage the development of high-value or complex proposals or bids, building on global, regional and national expertise, and ensuring the highest quality product.
  • Drive interdepartmental coordination for programme and proposals development with Programme Operations (for field team inputs, logistics requirements, costings, etc.), Security, Awards Management, Finance & Grants, and HR (for staffing requirements).
  • Ensure full internal and member review and sign off as per the proposal development process.
  • Draft key sections of proposals that are standard inputs – e.g. capability statements; country context and programme experience, while drawing on the expertise of technical advisors, Operations, Finance, HR and Security.
  • Ensure that PDQ maintains an on-going and regularly updated information bank on community analysis and research findings for future proposal development (Child Rights Situational Analysis, assessments, HEAs, DHIS, census data, field research on community needs, etc.). This activity is closely linked with the data and knowledge management function, technical advisors and Member Services.
  • With in country TAs, seek out and facilitate input of technical advice from backstops or members to ensure that programmes benefit from Save the Children's global expertise, while remaining relevant to the local context. Facilitate engagement of consultants on large-scale proposals, or when technical specialists are needed.
  • Produce proposal development schedules and track timelines, ensuring and facilitating coordination amongst teams – PDQ, Programme Operations, Finance, HR, Security and Member Services.
  • In collaboration with Members (and Member Support Services), broker technical assistance and other resources to support proposal development.
  • Represent Save the Children as a generalist, alongside technical experts, in consortium meetings regarding proposal development.
  • Ensure that Programme Quality Framework and Theory of Change is addressed in all new proposals and that key elements of programme quality are included (e.g. child participation, child safeguarding, gender, lessons learned from past proposals, accountability, risk assessments, effective and sustainable partnerships, etc.).
  • Coordinate Value for Money calculations in proposal development, as required by donors.

General management

  • Contribute to a conducive and productive work environment typified by team work and collaboration;
  • Contribute to the wider country programme agenda.
  • Support the effective implementation the SCI Programme Quality Framework
  • Participate in any donor visit to project(s) within the country office portfolio, as required.
  • Support the PDQ Team in the Country Annual Planning process for technical programme inputs and quality measures, including child participation, child safeguarding, partnership and evidence-based programming, as per the Save the Children International guidelines.
  • Carry out the responsibilities of the role in a way which reflects Save the Children's commitment to safeguarding children, in accordance with our Code of Conduct and Child Safeguarding Policy.
  • Comply with and promote Save the Children policies and practice with respect to child protection, code of conduct, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies and procedures.
  • Coordinate and provide strategic leadership direction, guidance and technical support to development of thematic sectors and projects Country offices.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Development professional with a relevant Masters' Degree or equivalent professional experience.
  • Recommended 5 years' experience in a both emergency and development contexts, preferably with solid experience in more than one of the Save the Children priority sectors: education, protection, child rights governance, and health and nutrition
  • Excellent coordination and interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate and negotiate clearly and effectively at all levels, and pull together input from a diverse team.
  • Excellent writing/editing, budget development and presentation/communication skills.
  • Experience in presenting project information to donors and partners.
  • Experience in coordinating development of large-scale or strategic proposals, including the development of multi-million-dollar project budgets.
  • Significant professional experience of working in a senior Monitoring and Evaluation capacity with an international NGOs, UN or donor agency or the private sector.
  • Proven representation skills.
  • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Strong results orientation, with the ability to challenge existing mindsets.
  • Experience of solving complex issues through analysis, definition of a clear way forward and ensuring buy in
  • Ability to present complex information in a succinct and compelling manner.
  • Ability and willingness to dramatically change work practices and hours, and work with incoming surge teams, in the event of emergencies.
  • Fluency in English, both verbal and written, required.
  • Commitment to Save the Children values, including willingness to abide by and enforce the Child Safeguarding policy

Interested in joining us

Please apply in English saving your CV and covering letter as a single document.

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse. Employment is subject to our Child protection standards including background checks, Police Checks and adherence to our Child Safeguarding Policy

Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified talent.

Disclaimer:

Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through recruitment agents

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