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Kenya: Consultancy: Data support for REFLECT Circles

Organization: Action Africa Help – International
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 30 Apr 2018

Type of Contract: Short term facilitation
Duration of Consultancy: 20 days (2 phases of 10 days each)
Expected Start date: 7 May 2018

1.0 Mara Project Background: Mara Division is located in Narok West Sub-County, Narok County, which borders Tanzania in the South. Narok County is among the richest counties in Kenya and classified as one of the fundamental counties for achieving vision 2030 economic pillars. Key contributions are in the tourism sector through the Maasai Mara and the agricultural sector through livestock farming. Mara and Siana wards are the poorest wards, primarily covering the rangelands with low agricultural potential and mainly wildlife area.

2.0: Projects summary: AAH Kenya is implementing a 3-year project (2017- 2019) funded by Bread for the World covering Naikarra, Siana and Ilomtiok Wards. The project’s goal is to contribute to a sustainably improved livelihood of the pastoralist community in Maasai Mara. The objective of the project is improve the livelihood, social and economic participation of target communities in four sub counties in Mara, Naikarra, Siana, Ilomtiok in West Narok. The project objective is achieved through the following components and indicators:

  • Social and economic empowerment
    Indicator: at least 10% of the 300 women in West Narok report that they are more involved in household decision making
  • Strengthening of pastoralist activities
    Indicator: at least 20% of the pastoralist’s members in each cooperative have improved their income
  • Promotion of entrepreneurial competence among youth
    Indicator: at least 50% of 300 women and 100 youth have improved their income by 20%

3.0: Objective of the consultancy: The objective of the assignment is to train and support the project team on data collection, analysis and reporting on REFLECT circles, to train REFLECT Circle facilitators on data management, linking numeracy and literacy to improving household income. Through this consultancy AAH-I seeks to not only strengthen the skills of the project staff to follow up and monitor the project outcome but also to support in reviewing the existing data collection, analysis and presentation tools which seeks to capture both qualitative and quantitative data.

The consultant will also be expected to identify and document lessons learned (including lessons that might improve implementation of project), and make recommendations regarding specific actions that should be taken to achieve the projects goal. The consultancy assignment will be measured based on the indicators of the project’s logical framework.

4.0: Scope of the consultancy: The scope of work for this consultancy includes the following:

  • Familiarize self with the project documents (narrative proposal and log frame), baseline report, project reports etc
  • Review the data collection, analysis and presentation tools in relation to project indicators to ensure that the required information is captured and reported on.
  • Support the team in data collection, entry, analysis, presentation and reporting as per the project objective
  • Participate in trainings and project monitoring activities for the REFLECT activities
  • Support the team to compile reports both narrative and data for women component

5.0 Methodology: The consultant is expected to provide information that is credible, reliable and useful. The task should follow a participatory and consultative approach ensuring close engagement with all project staff. H/she will be expected to participate in field activities to the project areas. In consultation with the project team, H/she should develop a detailed work plan to ensure the consultancy deliverables are met within the time frame.

6.0: Key deliverables: Based on this TOR the consultancy is expected to deliver the following:

  • Detailed simplified data collection tools for the REFLECT Circles and women component as listed under 2.0: “project summary” above
  • Database of all the women components which the project team will update periodically and use the data for monitoring and reporting projects progress towards achievement of the goal.
  • Detailed projects progress report towards achievement of the indicators so far
  • Documentation of observations and lessons learnt during the assignment in relation to the projects indicators

7.0: Duration of the Assignment: The timeframe for this consultancy is in total 20 days in May 2018. The successful bidder must commit to accomplish and deliver the consultancy services and deliverables by the stated time.

8.0: Obligations of key participants in the consultancy

AAH-I will:

  • Provide Information on the context and project, and key contact staff
  • Organize all the logistics and accommodation for the consultant
  • Identify (under the guidance of the consultant) and mobilize the field exercise groups
  • Together with the consultant develop and review the work plan to ensure that the consultancy deliverables are well captured
  • Provide timely comments on the training plan and draft reports
  • Provide office space, internet at the Mara office, and transport to the project areas.

Obligations of the consultant
Together with AAH Kenya team in Mara provide the assignment work plan and any training materials

  • Lead the team in review and updating the data collection, analysis and presentation tools to ensure data collected is as per the projects objectives
  • Submit the reports on a timely basis as per the contract agreement.
  • Declare any possible conflict of interest before signing the contract
  • Cater for own costs – travel to the work station (Narok), meals, medical cover etc.

8.0: Required qualifications: Post-graduate or Bachelor’s degree in statistics, social sciences, Natural resource Management, community development, or other related areas.

Experience & skills:

  • At least three years’ experience in quantitative and qualitative data collection analysis and presentation skills
  • Experience in methodologies in completing assessments, reviews and evaluations within the international NGOs and/or NGO sector
  • Good research and analytical skills
  • Demonstrable report writing skills
  • Strong report writing, data collection, data analysis skills using Excel, SPSS and other analytical packages.
  • Familiarity with community-based and participatory approaches especially in pastoral setting
  • Demonstrated ability to train and build capacity of others
  • High level, up-to-date knowledge and understanding of livelihood improvement projects in varied livelihood zones
  • Experience in working in arid and semi-arid land areas in Kenya will be an added advantage.

How to apply:

Interested applicants who meet the required profile are invited to submit an expression of interest including:

  • A CV with details of qualifications and related experience.
  • Draft workplan clearly indicating the activity schedule for the 20 days.
  • Financial proposal providing specific cost estimates and consultancy fees.
  • At least two reports from previous related assignments carried out
  • Indications of availability to fulfil the consultancy as per the timeframes indicated

Applications must be submitted by 30 April 2018 to procurement@actionafricahelp.org

NB: Due to the urgency of the assignment applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Evaluation and awarding consultancy: AAH-K will evaluate the proposals and award the assignment based on technical and financial feasibility. AAH-K reserves the right to accept or reject any proposal received without giving reasons and is not bound to accept the lowest or the highest bidder.

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Kenya: Regional Security Manager

Organization: Action Africa Help – International
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 04 May 2018

Reports to: Programme Director
Staff reporting to this role: None
Liaises with: Finance and Administration Director, Regional HRM; CD’s’ CPMs, Country Security focal points
Duty Station: Nairobi, Kenya, with travel to AAH-I Country and field offices as necessary.

Purpose of the role: Provide technical leadership in regional security management. Support and assist national offices implement sound security practices into AAH-I operations so as to enhance the safety & security of all staff, assets & programmes as well as minimize operational risk. Lead in the optimization of organizational security and the mitigation of operational risks by working with the National Security Officers/coordinators on security systems and mechanisms for institutionalizing an organizational culture and practice of safety and security.

Duties & Responsibilities

Strategy

  • Lead in the development and implementation of the regional security strategy.
  • Collaborate with the other regional functions to ensure that the regional security strategy appropriately supports the operational program priorities of AAH-I.

Technical Support and Training

  • Provide technical advice to the regional team on security issues and its likely impact to programming
  • Work closely with national office security staff in providing critical guidance and input in the area of security management.
  • Recommend on the safety, security and protection of the organisation and its staff, particularly in insecure complex humanitarian environments or during potential security risks and threats arising from changing political, social and economic situations in the AAH-I offices.
  • Support and advice national offices in carrying out Security Risk Assessments, using standard tools and processes.
  • Coordinate the assessment and implementation of Core Security Requirements at Country level and develop capacity building plan for security management based on local security risk assessments.
  • Implement Security training for all staff operating in high risk areas
  • Identify, share / facilitate access to security tools, resources and materials as well as learning and support opportunities for national offices. These may include facilitating, conducting training, engagement of trainers and establishing institutional links.

Operations
Work with Country Directors, and Field Security officers/coordinators to:

  • Carry out Security Risk Assessments as required/directed
  • Update Country Risk Ratings as required
  • Provide input and support to management in crisis situations and critical incidents
  • Conduct security investigations as and when required.

Internal Liaison & Coordination

  • Assist in building Country office capacity to effectively participate in NGO security networks and ensure information from these groups is disseminated according to agreed protocols.
  • Build ongoing networks for sharing security information and coordination
  • Identify and develop strategic regional security networks to share information on security issues affecting humanitarian operations in AAH-I areas of operation.
  • Liaise with external security networks (UN, INGO’s, Embassies, etc) on specific security issues and their likely impact with regards to national strategies and operations.

Reporting

  • Develop regional security reports as required
  • Follow up on security incidents as directed and ensure reports are generated
  • Support Country offices in the development of templates for collection, analysis and dissemination of security information

Expected Outcomes

  • Country Office security staff are trained in alignment with current international good practice standards.
  • Country Office security personnel are applying all current security requirements in accordance with AAH-I security policy and procedures.
  • Country Offices are aligned with all current AAH-I security policies and strategies.
  • Security Relationships of Countries with other NGO’s and relevant partners are established and maintained.
  • Templates available for reporting on security incidents and briefings for all National offices

Professional qualifications

  • Relevant undergraduate degree; and/or relevant work experience in the professional security arena.

Minimum relevant experience required

  • High level computer literacy and knowledge of spreadsheet applications
  • 5 years’ experience in NGO or UN Security Management.
  • Work experience in high risk area/fragile contexts preferred
  • Sound knowledge of the security risk assessment process, security & contingency planning and crises management in the humanitarian context.
  • Understanding of implementing Minimum Operating Security Standards (MOSS), or equivalent

Additional Skills & Competences

  • Strong leadership skills with ability to provide innovative solutions to problems
  • Solid interpersonal, negotiating and networking skills.
  • Strong analytical (tactical & strategic), organizational and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Strong inter-personal skills, and proven team-player
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Proven ability to manage competing priorities
  • Able to solve complex problems and to exercise independent judgment
  • Able to work in a cross-cultural environment with a multi-national staff
  • Proven ability to plan, organize and prioritize work, together with the ability to remain calm under pressure often in difficult circumstances and not lose sight of strategic priorities.
  • Computer literate, with high degree of proficiency and productivity.
  • Commitment to the organizational values of AAH-I.

How to apply:

Interested candidates should email application letter and CV (with 3 referees) addressed to recruitke@actionafricahelp.org to be received by 4 May, 2018. The email Subject Line must show the job title of the position applied for. AAH-I is an equal-opportunity employer. We thank candidates for their high interest in the opportunities we publish on our website. Due to the high number of applications we receive, we will only get back to shortlisted candidates.

Kenya: Food Security & Livelihood (FSL) Deputy Head of Department

Organization: Action Against Hunger USA
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 20 Apr 2018

Organisational background

Action Contre la Faim (Action Against Hunger) has been conducting humanitarian programs in Somalia Since May 1992. Currently, AAH is conducting its humanitarian activities in Somalia focused on treating and preventing malnutrition, increasing access to clean water and appropriate sanitation, strengthening the food-security and the livelihoods and thus boosting the resilience of communities in Somalia as well as emergency response via program bases in Somalia.

The positions and responsibilities

AAH Somalia is looking for suitable candidate to fill Food Security & Livelihood (FSL) Deputy Head of Department, based in Nairobi with frequent travel to Somalia**.** Reports hierarchically & technically to the Food Security & Livelihood (FSL) Head of Department, the FSL Deputy Head of Department’s core responsibilities will include but not limited to the following:

Goal:

This is a technical specialist position expected to support technical implementation of AAH’s programing including cash programming in Somalia. AAH programing in Somalia consists on providing unconditional and conditional cash transfers for drought affected population and livelihoods support to the most vulnerable households.

Objective 1: Support the FSL field team on setting up, implementing and reporting on FSL projects (including cash transfer activities)

  • In close collaboration with the FSL field staffs, supporting the setting up of the FSL programs taking into account the logical framework of the programs, the budget, and logistical and administrative processes of AAH (including safety and security)
  • Supporting the FSL field staffs defining the implementation methodology of FSL activities, and define realistic work plans
  • Ensuring the quality of the programs is established in conformity with the technical and project management standards of AAH in the location
  • Ensuring FSL field staffs are familiarizing with their projects, the issues involved, the logical framework and indicators ; retaining printed copies of all funding agency contractual documents
  • Supporting the FSL field staffs on identifying the technical risk and constraints associated with the implementation of the projects
  • Proposing innovative technical solutions in response to such constraints
  • Supporting the implementation of technical recommendations concerning the project
  • Supervising the implementation of the FSL programs upon the activities planning, and adjust or refine it with the FSL field staffs if necessary
  • Supporting the FSL field staffs on activity reporting: write internal Activity Progress Reports, maintenance of a timeline, monthly review of the budget
  • Preparing in time to meet deadlines the FSL components of external and internal reports relating to the FSL projects with FSL field staffs
  • Identifying and support the implementing of safety & security measures for both the teams and the wider population (building sites, community based sites …) in closed coordination with the field coordinator
  • Raising any issue related to the program implementation to the FSL HoD and communicating regularly to the FSL HoD on the activity planning and achievement.

Objective 2: In close collaboration with the FSL HoD, identify needs and contribute to project elaboration

  • Identifying humanitarian needs in the field of FSL and Cash programing, this to include the submission of reports pertaining to such matters
  • Participation in defining FSL and cash transfer programs
  • Contributing to the writing of the FSL and Cash transfer sections of project proposals (Bill of quantities, budget).

Objective 3: In collaboration with field staffs and FSL HoD, contribute to the quality, accountability and impact measurement process of AAH FSL programing

  • Promoting and taking part in the evaluation of the impact of his/her project (external assessment)
  • Promoting and contributing to learning and improvement of quality (internal evaluation and joint visits)
  • Implementing complaints procedures for ethical and transparency reasons, particularly in respect of the beneficiary populations
  • Follow up price monitoring and supporting data analyzing on a monthly bases.

Objective 4: In the absence of the FSL HoD, Participate in the coordination, representation and partnerships of AAH in FSL and Cash area of intervention

  • Coordination of activities with other sectors and departments of AAH in order to ensure rational use of resources and optimum integration at national level
  • Participation in visits by funding bodies whenever requested by the FSL HoD
  • Representing AAH and ensuring coordination with partners, the authorities, agencies of the United Nations and NGOs in FSL sector, at national level
  • Contributing to the process of selecting partners, formalizing partnerships and enhancing their capabilities (Local NGOs, international NGOs, national authorities, private agencies etc…)
  • Reinforcing the capabilities of partners

Objective 5: Mentor FSL field staffs on quality, accountability and impact measurement process of the program and development of FSL field staffs’ skills in strategy and positioning of the FSL department

  • Supporting the FSL field staffs in controlling the quality of the programs established in conformity with the technical and project management standards of AAH;
  • Mentoring the FSL field staffs in identifying the technical constraints associated with the implementation of the projects;
  • Mentoring the FSL field staffs in proposing innovative technical solutions in response to such constraints;
  • Supporting the FSL field staffs in promoting and taking part in the evaluation of the impact of the project (external assessment);
  • Supporting the FSL field staffs in promoting and contributing to learning and improvement of quality (internal evaluation and joint visits);
  • Mentoring the FSL field staffs on the implementation and follow up of the monitoring tools and support the staffs on the data analyses and reporting.
  • Reinforcement of the capacities of the FSL field staffs on the analysis of the humanitarian situation in respect of FSL and of the context of intervention in the field of activity;
  • Mentoring of the FSL field staffs in taking part in the determination of strategy in the area of activity and sectorial strategy at national level;
  • Reinforcement of the capacities of the FSL field staffs in participating, as and when necessary, in the development of the FSL section of the emergency response plan in the area of activity;
  • Mentoring of the FSL field staffs in terms of transversal integration of the FSL sector with other sectors, in collaboration with the Field Coordinator and transversal problems associated with FSL initiatives (HIV, Gender issues, Disaster Management, Environment, Handicap, etc.);

Objective 6: Contributing to capitalization and technical development in FSL and Cash sector

  • Capitalization of program-related data and documentation of the innovations achieved
  • Dissemination of the technical and operational expertise acquired in the course of the program
  • Contributing to the upward transmission of data from the ground the better to inform AAH communications

Qualifications, Experience and Competencies:

Essential

  • Barchelor degree in Economics, Social Sciences, Agriculture etc or relevant field
  • At least 3 years’ experience in humanitarian context and project management.
  • Experience in Cash based intervention in emergency context
  • Experience on community based approach activities in an intercultural context.
  • Good organizational skills
  • Effective organizational representation at different levels
  • Easily integrate with remote areas living conditions.
  • Disciplined and able to work and arrive at decisions autonomously and with minimal guidance;
  • Fluent in English (professional English);
  • Excellent verbal and written skills;
  • Ability and willingness to travel regularly to the field sites and in Somalia.
  • Ideally, experience with new technology system (SCOPE, ODK, etc.)
  • Capacity to work on Remote area management
  • Strong capacity to work in tense conditions and high insecure and volatile context
  • Reactivity, anticipation, adaptability, capacity to take initiatives.

Preferred

  • Ability to re-evaluate objectives and implementation of activities linked with quick changes in the security context, and thus in the access to the beneficiaries;
  • Ability to work and cooperate closely with other sector coordinators;
  • Strict adherence to AAHIN security policies and procedure. Respect for local cultural norms and traditions and ability to live in Nigerian cultural environment.
  • Initiative and problem solving skills:
  • Adaptability and flexibility:
  • Motivation and involvement:
  • Professionalism and Management: Familiar with Somalia Context and Culture

How to apply:

Applications, including CV with cover letter and 3 professional references to be sent via email to:

hr-recruitment@so-actionagainsthunger.org not later than 20th April 2018 clearly mentioning the position on the subject line. e.g VA011/2018 Food Security & Livelihood (FSL) Deputy Head of Department -Nairobi.

Kenya: Project Officer, Agribusiness

Organization: Action Africa Help – International
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 16 Feb 2018

Job Summary: To oversee all agriculture related activities from planning to implementation and monitoring that will ensure improved food security and increased economic opportunities in Kakuma. S/He will be responsible to ensure that the approaches used during implementation are accurate and effective, conforming to the global best practice while staying relevant to the context of the project.

Expected Outcomes

  1. Conceptualization, innovation, planning and management of the livelihood project as well as the transfer of knowledge and skills.
  2. Prepare the necessary reports as per UNHCR guidelines and handle reporting requirement in a timely manner.
  3. Formulation, development and planning of programme goals and objectives of the livelihoods program.
  4. Work closely with the Business Development Officer on material and strategies to support the programme.
  5. Provide information and support to the Livelihood Community Mobiliser.
  6. Monthly work (action) plans for the program, ensuring objectives and targets are achieved.
  7. To promote communication between all the stakeholders in order to encourage the sharing of information and continual development and improvement of the livelihoods service i.e. promoting professional learning and development as well as seeking to encourage a unity of vision and purpose among persons of concern.
  8. To provide input to proposals and reporting that relates to livelihoods as and when requested by the Project Manager and the Kenya Country Program Manager.
  9. Offer advice and support to livelihoods program in line with the vision and mission of AAHI and UNHCR.
  10. Perform any other functions deemed necessary or as delegated by the supervisor in order to meet the level of services in the organization

Personal qualifications:

  • University degree preferred in Agricultural Economics, Agro-Enterprise, Rural Development, Business Administration, or a closely related field.
  • Possess proven practical knowledge of the program development cycle and design and management qualities.
  • Demonstrated strengths in relationship management; able to work with diverse groups of people in multicultural, team-oriented environment;
  • Skilled in influencing and obtaining cooperation of individuals;
  • Able to manage relationships to achieve results.

The complete job description is available here.

How to apply:

Interested candidates should email application letters and CVs (with 3 referees) addressed to recruitke@actionafricahelp.org to be received by 16 February, 2018. The email Subject Line must show the job title of the position applied for. AAH-K is an equal-opportunity employer. We thank candidates for their high interest in the opportunities we publish on our website. Due to the high number of applications we receive, we will only get back to shortlisted candidates. AAH-K does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process nor does it use recruitment agents.

Kenya: System Developer

Organization: Action Africa Help – International
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 06 Feb 2018

Action Africa Help International (AAH-I) is recruiting a System Developer to be based at our Nairobi office.

Purpose of the role: To realize the organization’s intention of integrating access to all of its management, financial, monitoring & Evaluation and reporting operations,

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • Knowledge of software development best practices
  • Consciousness to and commitment to project management fundamentals (time, deliverables, quality)
  • Programming skills : Python, HTML5, JQuery and API development
  • Database servers: PostgreSQL, MySQL interactions, including ORMs and performance tuning/optimization.
  • Experience with MVC frameworks for developing APIs
  • Previous DevOps experience
  • Familiarity with Odoo development will be an added advantage

The complete job advert is available here.

How to apply:

Send your application to recruitke@actionafricahelp.org to be received no later than 6 February 2018. AAH-I is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, sex, national origin, disability or any other characteristic protected by law.

Kenya: Head of Region – Isiolo

Organization: Action Against Hunger USA
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 05 Dec 2017

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

Name of the position: HEAD OF REGION – ISIOLO

Country: Kenya

Base: Isiolo

Direct line manager: Country Director

Line management of: Logistics Officer; Base Admin

Starting date:

As soon as possible

Contract Duration: 1 year renewable based on performance and funding

Founded in 1979, AAH International (Action Against Hunger) is an international humanitarian organization that delivers programs in over 40 countries. Recognized worldwide as a leader in the fight against hunger, our mission is to save lives through the prevention, detection, and treatment of malnutrition, especially during and after emergency situations and conflicts. From crisis to sustainability, AAH tackles the underlying causes of malnutrition and its effects. By integrating our programs with local and national systems, we further ensure that short-term interventions become long-term solutions. With Head Offices in France, the United Kingdom, Spain, the United States and Canada, our international network shares its combined resources, breadth of experience and technical expertise in pursuit of a world without hunger.

AAH has been present in Kenya since 2001. Currently the organization is implementing program activities in West Pokot, Isiolo,Bungoma, Busia, Trans Nzoia and Kakamega.

The overall role of Head of Region includes developing a vision for the organization suited for the region; developing and maintaining a geographical expertise of the region including what are the priorities, capacities at region-level, opportunities, etc. ; maintaining constant and constructive engagement with local authorities and local actors; overseeing grant management at field level with particular focus on ensuring that the project is on-scope, on-time and on-budget; and ensuring that the program maintains the adequate level of overall coordination of all activities at field level, while ensuring that finance, logistic, HR and security are properly managed at base level.

Specific responsibilities:

More specifically, the following tasks shall be performed by the Head of Region:

  1. On developing a vision for the region and developing a geographical expertise, the Head of Region’s responsibilities will be to:

· Ensure a clear vision for the County that incorporates government, AAH, donor and program needs, plans and strategies at the County level.

· Ensure close liaison with the Program Managers and senior management team to implement the Country strategy objectives as well as the cross- cutting issues stipulated within the mission documents.

· Participate in monthly/quarterly program strategic review meetings and ensure that clear vision of programs is articulated in the different areas of implementation, this will involve presenting the analysis of the lessons learnt from field visit, recommendations from various reports and to identify opportunities that will strengthen the program approaches and strategies to support AAH vision.

· Participate in the reviews of the Country strategy and ensure integration with other sectors and articulation of emerging current issues to maximize on creating impact in AAH programming at the County Level

· Participate in identifying and developing partnership at the county that will help the vision of the organization to build on each other’s strength and build synergies to maximize impact of programs.

2. On representation at region level, the Head of Region is responsible to:

· Support in creation and negotiation of MoUs at the country level where necessary in collaboration with PMs

· Maintain good relationship with Government Ministries and partners in the county(ies) to ensure good synergies and understanding on programs for complementarity.

· Ensure that the program technical meetings, other relevant working groups and other linkages meetings within the county are attended in collaboration with the PMs .

· Advocate in ensuring that AAH ideas are integrated in the discussion within the County forum and network during the opportunities AAH has at the county level.

· Participate in other coordination meetings with partners as the need arises.

  1. On grant management & compliance, the Head of Region is responsible for overseeing grant management and compliance at base level including:

· Facilitating a good working relationship between the head of departments for different departments and respective checks (of suppliers, beneficiaries) and field visits to ensure accountability of activities.

· Take lead of ensuring that grant opening, reviews and closure meetings at the base level are undertaken.

· Ensure implementation of action points raised from meetings and field visit reports at the base level

· Working closely with HOD Finance to ensure compliance of AAH procedures , donor rules and regulations at base level

· Working closely with HOD Finance to conduct base internal compliance audits.

  1. On program implementation and coordination, while the Program managers report to the relevant Tech Coordinator, the Head of region role includes:

· Oversee the work of the program managers in order to ensure good compliance of the activities with the objectives of the mission’s Country strategy, donor’s rules and regulations and program’s proposal objectives. This could be through regular review meeting and field spot checking of planned activities vs achievement.

· Ensure continuous engagement with the program managers through: induction, follow up, performance appraisal, evaluation, team-building and coaching process to ensure they are motivated to carry out their duties.

· Together with program managers, ensure timely and quality reporting in the program activities to avoid any delays as per set deadlines.

· To fully participate in the program design & proposals, the design should ensure that the needs are representative of the community and incorporates County development integrated plans and other views of the communities per the needs.

· Ensure that information sharing on new program development acquired from the meetings and technical forums is shared adequately with respective members of the team and it is applied accordingly by various recipients.

  1. On finance management, the Head of region is responsible of managing finance at base level including:

• Validates all the PR, SPOs at the base level by check availability of funds for all activities and expenses

• Ensuring respect and compliance to Cash Management Policy and Admin Kit at the base level.

• Ensure safekeeping of AAH funds and assets

• Carry out period cash count at least once a week and also at the end of each month (in writing ) with the Logistics Assistant

• Review and validation of base cash forecasts before it’s sent to capital.

• Review of monthly accountancy before it’s sent to capital to ensure that correct budget lines, account codes and descriptions are used.

• Provide a key in‐field oversight role ensuring that mandatory checks are carried out, and analyze, and detect any potential sources of financial/material risk in AAHs operations. In consultation with concerned department, take/mitigate action against the identified risks.

• Supervises the Logistics Assistant

  1. On Logistics, the Head of Region is responsible for ensuring that logistics at base level is properly managed including:

· Monitor and analyze logistics data in respective base, assessing logistics capacities, supporting PMs in the assessment of their needs; contribute to the logistics mission strategy

· Participate in project design, participate in the drafting of PPP / SP, and provide appropriate feedback and input

· Implement and ensure the performance of the supply chain, making sure it complies with AAH procedures at all times; aims at optimal performance in terms of costs, quality and timeliness (purchasing, transport, stock)

· Reviews and approves Purchase Requests from base and provides quality reporting on Supply Chain (receives PRs and updates/controls PFU/SFU)

· Conducts periodic market surveys, consolidates information and shares with the Logistics Manager

· Implement and ensure the performance of facilities management which includes : safety of the working and living environment, provision and maintenance of logistical equipment, security of logistical equipment, training and assistance to users; supervision of the building, rehabilitation and maintenance required for the functioning of the base and living environment; provision of water and energy supplies to all buidlings required for living and office space; accurate and timely reporting

· Ensure transport and movement procedures for staff, activities and deliveries from/to base are organized and monitored.

· Ensure proper, efficient and compliant fleet management

· Ensure that logistics files (including Purchase Dossiers) are correctly filed and sent to capital on monthly basis.

· Responsible for timely and accurate Monthly Logistics report, as prepared by Base Logistician, (including narrative, and PFUs, Stock Reports, Fleet Cost Report, Base Asset List, in-kind donations, maintenance/ rehabilitation report, communication report, and any other relevant documentation.

  1. On HR management, the Head of Region is responsible of ensuring HR compliancy at base level and generally managing HR including:

· Implements human resources activities and policies and periodically recommends policies that will fit into the organizational culture.

· Oversees the training function at base level and develop employee training schedules in collaboration with the Head of Human Resources.

· Oversees handling of the disciplinary matters ensuring that the disciplinary process is followed according to the AAH disciplinary policy and in line with the Kenya Labor laws.

· Analyzes employee benefits options and cost alternatives for providing employee benefits and recommends the same to the Head of HR. Recommends benefits program modifications and implements approved benefits modifications.

· Compiles HR data and analyzes complex information, researches and develops solutions to complex HR issues working closely with Head of HR.

· Addresses employee safety issues and ensures a conducive working environment for staff at base level

· Work closely with Head of HR to conduct HR compliance audits at base level as per the compliance check list.

· Assists in hiring, including developing job descriptions and job advertisements, screening candidates and conduct exit interviews at base level and also when called upon to assist in recruitments at national level.

· Oversee regularization of staff meetings at base level as a platform for addressing staff issues, reviewing and sharing ideas affecting each department. The minutes of meetings should be shared with coordination team at capital level.

8. On security management, the Head of Region is responsible for security management of the region including, in coordination with Log Coordinator and Head of mission:

· Responsible for the safety and security of the Base, including staff and assets.

· Collect and consolidate information for context and risk analysis

· To actively participate in the update of base security plans in close liaison with the LogCo

· To regularly update operational handouts/annexes/ communications and movements handbook (as per need)

· Implement security procedures in compliance with AAH guidelines and policies as well as approved base security plan.

· Brief AAH staff and visitors on local context and security

· To prepare/submit incident reports to Log Co/ CD and manage security incidents/evacuations and medical evacuations in collaboration with them.

QUALIFICATIONS

· Min. BSc degree in Business Administration, International Relations or related studies.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

ESSENTIAL

· 3-4 years in similar position, managing field bases or other similar role.

· Demonstrated capacity to manage complex programs implemented with diverse teams

· Demonstrate capacity in constructively engaging local authorities and local partners.

· PMD-Pro certification (can be passed within the first quarter of the position)

· Finance, admin, grant management, logistic, HR, security management experience

· Knowledge on nutrition security, resilience, etc. programming is an advantage.

COMPETENCIES

· Integrity

· Resilience

· Problem solving

· Technical credibility

· Decisiveness

· Influencing/negotiating

· Innovation

· Vision and strategic thinking

· Capacity to reconcile different and sometime divergent priorities

What AAH will offer:

ü Start date: As soon as possible.

ü Duty station: Isiolo Office.

ü Remuneration package: Very Competitive salary package with additional benefits to include:

§ Career development opportunities with AAH

§ Comprehensive medical cover for self and dependents

§ Opportunity to work in a good and friendly environment with a dynamic and motivated team

How to apply:

Closing Date : 5th December 2017 by Close of Business 5pm. Applications sent after the closing date and time will not be considered.

Interested candidates should submit their applications through www.myhotkenyanjobs.com/action

Position opened to Kenyan Nationals only.

Kenya: Human Resources Head Of Department

Organization: Action Against Hunger USA
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 06 Dec 2017

Organisational background:

Action Contre la Faim (Action Against Hunger) has been conducting humanitarian programs in Somalia since May 1992. Currently, AAH is conducting its humanitarian activities in Somalia focused on treating and preventing malnutrition, increasing access to clean water and appropriate sanitation, strengthening the food-security, livelihoods and thus boosting the resilience of communities in Somalia as well as emergency response via program bases in Somalia.

The Positions and responsibilities:

AAH Somalia is looking for a suitable candidate to fill the position of Human Resources-Head of Department (HR HOD), based in Nairobi. The role reports hierarchically & technically to the Country Director.

Goal:

To define Human Resources policy for the mission and coordinate its implementation and deployment throughout all missions in order to provide optimum support to programs. The HR HOD’s core responsibilities will include but not limited to the following:

Mission 1 : Contribute to defining mission strategy

v Developing a Human Resources strategy for the mission.

v Making Human Resources data available to other departments to facilitate the establishment of the country strategy.

v Producing high quality and timely Human Resources contributions to "proposals" and reports for funding bodies.

Mission 2 : Supervising the staff administration and payroll

v Defining and putting in place administrative and payroll procedures which conform to social legislation and with AAH and its funding bodies’ guidelines.

v The quality of the tools used in staff administration and payroll, and the reliability and transparency of the data.

v Conformity with the contractual obligations of AAH vis-à-vis its employees.

Mission 3 : Provide for the recruitment and training of all employees and promote career development

v Putting in place fair and transparent procedures for recruitment, access to training, promotion and internal mobility, in accordance with legal requirements and AAH guidelines.

v Using all necessary means in the search for appropriate candidates for vacant posts.

v Providing employees with the means to acquire the skills necessary for the proper exercise of their functions.

v Ensuring that all employees have access to a formal annual appraisal meeting (or meetings), that such meetings are of high quality and that they take place on the planned date.

Mission 4 : Ensure a coherent organisation of work and establish a policy of compensation and benefits

v Ensuring that organisational charts are coherent and are conform to AAH classification grid.

v Ensuring that remuneration systems are fair and consistent with the cost of living for local employees.

v Ensuring that all local employees are covered by health care.

Mission 5 : Implement collective rules and communicate internally

v Implementing AAH regulations (internal regulations and convention on social benefits) adapted to the local context of the mission and local legislation.

v Consulting and informing local employees through the medium of staff representatives, in conformity with the relevant social legislation.

v Providing accurate information to all employees regarding the AAH charter and its organisational regulations (internal regulations and convention on social benefits).

v Stimulating internal communications on both general and Human Resources issues.

v Anticipating risks associated with national Human Resources.

Mission 6 : Promote and ensure collaboration and coordination in Human Resources with the mission’s partners

v Participating in the process of selecting partners and validating the Human Resources risk analysis provided by the bases.

v Defining with partners the modes of Human Resources management in the framework of joint projects.

v Validating the Human Resources aspects of partnership conventions and agreements.

v Taking full advantage at mission level of all innovative Human Resources practices in the framework of partnerships.

Mission 7 : Prevent and manage cases of fraud and corruption

v Identifying the risks of fraud and corruption in his/her field of competence and putting in place preventative and monitoring mechanisms.

v Making his/her team aware of the risks of fraud and corruption.

v Alerting the country director to cases of fraud and corruption and undertaking corrective action.

v Putting in place and monitoring recommendations arising from the day-to-day control and audit.

Mission 8 : Manage the Human Resources team and the home staff

v Day-to-day management of the team (guidance, follow-up, motivation).

v Evaluating the performance and developing the skills of his/her team members.

v Management of the teams for which s/he is support/technical manager.

Requirements:

v Diploma in Human Resource Management

v 5 years of experience in humanitarian human resource management, out of which at least 3 years in a senior management / coordination role

v Excellent English and Somali language skills (oral, written)

v Excellent Team manager and strong team worker with outstanding motivation/training skills.

v Organized, structured and Diplomatic with excellent influencing, mediation and negotiation skills

v Excellent communication skills & networking skills

v Good reporting skills

v Readiness for frequent travel to Somalia

v Coping with high workload, irregular working hours and sometimes challenging working environments.

v Able to set own deadlines and meet them consistently.

v Able to work autonomously and arrive at decisions and conclusions with minimal guidance

v Knowledge and adherence to Humanitarian Code of Conduct

v Member of IHRM

Desirable

v AAH experience.

v Masters in Human Resource Management.

v Actively involved in Human Resource network in Kenya and Somalia.

v Knowledge and experience of the humanitarian environment in Somalia.

How to apply:

Applications, including CV with cover letter and 3 professional references to be sent via email to:

hr-recruitment@so-actionagainsthunger.org not later than 06th December 2017 clearly mentioning the position on the subject line. e.g VA024/2017 .This position is open to Kenyan Nationals.**Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews. Female Candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.**

AAH-I Project Manager Job in Kakuma, Kenya

Action Africa Help International (AAH-I)
 

Job Opening: Project Manager, Kakuma
 

Action Africa Help International (AAH-I) is a regional African-led non-governmental organisation that supports livelihood-challenged communities in East and Southern Africa to sustainably improve their well-being and standard of living. 

With Country Programmes in South Sudan, Kenya, Somalia, Uganda, Zambia and recently in Djibouti, AAH-I has over 25 years’ experience working with communities in conflict and post-conflict situations, including refugees, internally displaced people and host communities. 

 

More recently AAH-I has expanded its activities to work with other marginalized communities, including pastoralists and people living in informal urban settlements.
 

Department: Programmes Unit
 

Reports to: Country Programme Manager
 

Liaises with: SPARK Consortium Partners
 

Duty Station: Kakuma
 

Purpose of the role: To provide leadership in the development, planning, management, implementation and monitoring for AAHI Kenya projects in Kakuma. 

This includes the SPARK project funded by DFID, the Kenya Refugee Assistance Project (KRAP), funded by UNHCR and the small GiZ supported, Shallow Wells Strengthening project and any other project that may come on board in the course of the year.

The goal is to ensure that the projects achieve their overall goals on time with effectiveness and conformity to donor and AAH Kenya policies.


Duties & Responsibilities

  • The project manager will be responsible for ensuring that quality reports are done on time in accordance with the donor specifications.
  • Monitor progress of the initiatives undertaken, inform on progress and give advice on any programmatic changes he/she deems necessary.
  • Be responsible to maintain good working relationship with donors and other partners including the SPARK consortium.
  • Ensure that donors and partners stay informed about progress and ensure continued support and buy-in from all stakeholders if any changes are envisaged.
  • Provide overall project leadership relating to projects; finance; staffing and administration.

Expected Outcomes

  • Establish and maintain linkages with SPARK Consortium to ensure coordination and joint planning and information sharing for efficient and effective implementation of the livelihood project.
  • Establish clear strategy and direction for all the projects taking cognizance of the specific requirements for each project. This includes the SPARK project consortium that requires close collaboration with other consortium members and the KRAP project that requires a close collaboration with UNHCR and other livelihoods implementing agencies in Kakuma refugee camp.
  • Submit reports as required for all the projects. This includes progress against objectives, activity summary, issues faced, impact stories and photos.
  • Ensure effective budget management at field level, including correct coding of expenses and adherence to AAHI and other donor financial management guidelines.
  • Develop work plans for all projects as required, ensuring objectives and targets are achieved.
  • Make regular visits to project sites to provide staff support, address programmatic challenges, and explore potential program possibilities.
  • High technical quality and transparent processes within the program
  • Support the formulation, development and planning of programme goals and objectives of the Livelihoods sector in Kakuma area.
  • Support conceptualization, innovation, planning and management of existing and new livelihood projects as well as the transfer of knowledge and skills among staff.
  • Conduct periodic programme reviews with counterparts and other partners. Identify problems or alternative causes of action to accelerate/ improve programme delivery.
  • As the SPARK project, focal point, coordinate and monitor the activities and progress of SPARK project and staff implementing the project.
  • Professional representation of AAHI at meetings with government, donor and other partners.
  • Maintain close contacts with partners both in public, private and NGO sector in order to harmonize activities relating to promote livelihood activities.
  • Organize and manage workshops, group discussions, and other participatory assessments to ensure target groups’ (refugee and host community) ownership and decision making in planning and implementing specific livelihood programmes activities and in full coordination with community services.
  • Perform any other functions deemed necessary or as delegated by the supervisor in order to meet the level of services in the organization

Minimum Personal Specifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualifications in Social Sciences, Project Management, Agriculture, Business Administration or relevant discipline with further training in management.
  • At least 7 years of progressive responsible programme, of which at least 2 years closely related to implementing camp management activities or community settlements.
  • Demonstrate impeccable top level negotiation and persuasive skills in programming with donors while appreciating the desired flexibility.
  • Possess proven practical knowledge of the program development cycle and design and management qualities.
  • Demonstrated strengths in relationship management; able to work with diverse groups of people in multicultural, team-oriented environment;
  • Skilled in influencing and obtaining cooperation of individuals;
  • Able to manage relationships to achieve results.

Desirable Skills

  • Project management field experience.
  • Knowledge and exposure to the social and cultural values of the region concerned.
  • Proficiency in local language(s).
  • Skilled in influencing and obtaining cooperation of individuals not under supervisory control; able to manage long-distance relationships to achieve results

Additional Skills & Competences

  • Communicational skills (written and spoken)
  • Organizational and managerial skills
  • ICT specialty (email, Spread-sheets, MS-word, Databases, job-related software, etc).
  • Team-work and participation
  • Level of self-supervision and ability to take initiative
  • Degree of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Technical side of the job (numeracy, report-writing, critical thinking, leadership, etc).
  • INGO experience and understanding of humanitarian sector
  • Commitment to and understanding of AAH-I’s vision, mission, and values.

Application Instructions
 

The email Subject Line must show the job title of the position applied for. 

AAH-I is an equal-opportunity employer. 

We thank candidates for their high interest in the opportunities we publish on our website. 

Due to the high number of applications we receive, we will only get back to shortlisted candidates. 

Shortlisting will be done on a rolling basis.

AAH-I Bar / Liquid Soap-Making Trainer and Machine Installation Expert Job in Hargeisa

Action Africa Help International (AAH-I)
 

Consultancy Opening: Bar / Liquid Soap-Making Trainer and Machine Installation Expert
 

Background and Context: Action Africa Help International (AAH-I) is operating in Somaliland and has accumulated significant knowledge and experience in supporting refugees, refugee returnees, host communities and people who are internally displaced (IDPs).
 

Since 2014, and in partnership with UNHCR, AAH-I has been implementing activities directly in Hargeisa.

Some of these activities are improving livelihoods through business training, financial grant support and training on the value chain. 

We have also facilitated the development and strengthening of community structures and groups; training to promote groups savings and loans; business and entrepreneurship training and support to development of business plans; micro-enterprise grants and monitoring and support to businesses. 

Initially primarily focused on Ethiopian refugees many of whom had stayed in Somaliland for 10 years or more, the project has now expanded its activities to reach refugees escaping conflict in Middle East and North Africa.
 

AAH-I is committed to promoting sustainable livelihoods interventions and continues to invest in enterprise diversification to provide alternative income streams to refugees and to the host community.
 

AAH-I plans to engage a qualified consultant(s) with proven skills on installation and operation of a bar/liquid soap-making machine. This will include installation and commissioning of the mixing machine, and training a group of 20 beneficiaries on basic soap making skills and machine maintenance.
 

Purpose: The purpose of this consultancy is to train 20 beneficiaries on bar/liquid soap production and machine maintenance. It is expected that the beneficiaries will be able to operate the machines with minimal challenges, earn income from sale of the soap, and therefore improve the living standards of their households.
 

Key responsibilities
 

Scope of Training: The consultant(s) shall install, commission and train beneficiaries on soap production and machine maintenance. 

The consultant(s) shall develop and share a training curriculum and comprehensive training reports at the end of contract.
 

Key tasks with list of ‘key activities’, under each responsibility.

  • Install the bar soap processing machine
  • Test and commission the bar soap machine.
  • Train selected 10 beneficiaries on the following;
  1. Bar Soap production.
  2. Machine maintenance/servicing.

Methodology: We recommend that the consultant(s) use participatory adult learning methodologies appropriate for elderly and semi-illiterate adult learners.
 

Key deliverables / outputs

  • Develop a modular training curriculum based on Participatory Learning Approaches that is relevant to the target groups for production of high quality bar/liquid soaps and servicing of the machine.
  • Provide a simple step-by-step instruction guide of the automatic plodder machine servicing / maintenance.
  • Provide a detailed list of the basic parts that require frequent replacement. (Annexed to report)
  • Training reports with input from the AAH-I livelihoods focal person that include but not limited to the following outputs:
  1. The Training and Training Methodology
  2. Recommendation (scope and objectives)

AAH-I’s Responsibilities

  • Provide facilitation fees to the consultant(s) for 5 working days.
  • Reimburse travel fare.
  • Provide transport to the training venues.
  • Provide accommodation and meals to the consultant(s) during the training period.

Reporting arrangements: The trainer(s) shall work under the direct supervision of AAH-I Livelihoods Officer, with technical oversight of the Project Manager.
 

Duration of assignment: It is proposed that the assignment will take a total of 5 working days. The consultant shall spend 2 days on machine installation and 3 days on beneficiary training on bar soap production and machine maintenance. Two days are allowed for travel to and from Hargeisa. 

The consultant(s) is expected to undertake all the sessions continuously in the month of October 2017.
 

Trainer profile
 

The successful trainer(s) should possess the following qualifications and experience:

  • Relevant certification in machine operation and maintenance, with minimum of 3 years’ practical experience on bar/liquid soap manufacturing.
  • Possess knowledge of the urban persons of concern operating context.
  • Have conducted similar trainings in the recent past
  • Possess sound technical competence in the subject matter (bar/liquid soap production)

Terms & conditions
 

The consultant(s) shall

  • Adhere to the UNHCR and AAH-I security guidelines
  • Provide the above services to the highest professional and quality standards as deemed by AAH-I.
  • Not assign or transfer any of the obligations or benefits of the engagement to 3rd parties without prior notification and consent of the client (AAH-I) in writing.
  • Possess the necessary experience, qualifications and certifications for the execution of the tasks assigned.
  • Be solely responsible for execution of the tasks stipulated in the contract document.
  • Have clear personnel management guidelines that are in tandem with the provisions of Occupational safety and Health Standards.
  • Operate within the budget allocated and agreed upon.

How to Apply

The deadline for receiving applications is 15th October 2017

Kenya: Entrepreneurship Officer

Organization: Action Africa Help – International
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 03 Oct 2017

Action Africa Help International (AAH-I) is a regional African-led non-governmental organisation that supports livelihood-challenged communities in East and Southern Africa to sustainably improve their well-being and standard of living. With Country Programmes in South Sudan, Kenya, Somalia, Uganda, Zambia and recently in Djibouti, AAH-I has over 25 years’ experience working with communities in conflict and post-conflict situations, including refugees, internally displaced people and host communities. More recently AAH-I has expanded its activities to work with other marginalized communities, including pastoralists and people living in informal urban settlements.

AAH Kenya is part of the Support for Protection and Assistance for Refugees in Kenya (SPARK) Consortium in Turkana County, Kenya. SPARK Livelihoods is a DFID-funded project implemented by Norwegian Refugee Council (the lead agency), Film Aid International, Danish Refugee Council, Handicap International and Action Africa help International (AAH-I) in Kenya.

We are looking Entrepreneurship Officer who will be seconded to the Norwegian Refugee Council based in Kakuma.

Purpose of the role: The Entrepreneurship Officer will support entrepreneurs, targeted vendors, groups involved in livelihood and organizations within the SPARK Livelihoods consortium to access markets through managing an online marketing platform. The entrepreneurship Officer will achieve this through running day to day operational functions of mobilizing the above mentioned targeted persons/stakeholders and coordinating all entrepreneurship activities for SPARK. The Entrepreneurship officer will be under the supervision of the Field Coordinator for the SPARK Livelihoods Consortium with a dotted reporting line to the Project Manager for AAH-I.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Conducting training needs assessment for capacity building of organizations staffs and committees on business skills including online marketing strategies.
  • Provide technical support and quality assurance oversight to livelihood producer groups, vendors and implementers involved in livelihood activities.
  • Support entrepreneurs in the community and livelihood groups in product development, manufacture and marketing
  • Provide online day to day support to customers and vendors through relationship management as they access the online marketing platform
  • Logistical planning, stock movement and Inventory management of products supplied by vendors for sale.
  • Mobilization and organization of livelihood groups, entrepreneurs, staffs and vendors for the development of unified market penetration strategies.
  • Monitoring and reporting on progress of the online marketing platform (Kilimall) including other complementary marketing strategies employed.
  • Coordinate activities at the Entrepreneurship Hub (E-Hub), while linking all capacity building initiatives (KUZA, UNTU, UoN) with the trainees

The complete job description is available here.

How to apply:

Interested candidates should email application letters and CVs (with 3 referees) addressed to recruitke@actionafricahelp.org to be received by 3rd October, 2017. The email Subject Line must show the job title of the position applied for. AAH-I is an equal-opportunity employer. We thank candidates for their high interest in the opportunities we publish on our website. Due to the high number of applications we receive, we will only get back to shortlisted candidates. Shortlisting will be done on a rolling basis.