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Kenya: Project Administrators ASD Project

Organization: Voluntary Service Overseas
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 24 Apr 2018

Job Title:Project Administrators- Accountability for Service Delivery Project

Job purpose:

The purpose of these roles is to work in close collaboration with county governments, Pre-primary Education Actors, schools, parents, Civil Societies, communities and volunteers to deliver Accountability for Service delivery Project objectives and interventions in target counties

Responsibilities:-

  • Ensure timely and quality delivery of all project interventions as per the project outline and contract
  • Ensure effective monitoring of activities to achieve project outcomes
  • Participate in identification of potential schools; assessment of implementing partners, and contribute to project design and regular monitoring.
  • Conduct administrative and financial duties related to all aspects of project implementation; organise all necessary logistics for project activities, such as meetings, events, workshops, trainings, M&E activities inline with VSO procedures strictly
  • Maintain an effective communication system and ensure information flow between project and relevant parties.
  • Undertake extensive travel to project sites to lead in implementation of activities, capacity building of volunteers, implementing partners and primary actors
  • Ensure quality administration and financial management in all project sites
  • Support the PO in drafting contracts, work plans, budgets, and writing project internal and donor reports
  • Manage and regularly check project assets to ensure their right purpose of use, maintains data management and filing system for the projects
  • Ensure security and safety for project work station, and liaising with Hosting Partners to ensure smooth running of the offices.
  • Supervise and support Volunteers, and project stakeholders, including logistical and administrative support.
  • Represent VSO in meetings at county government and other relevant stakeholders as required
  • Entrench VSO core approaches and People First Framework principles through out project processes

Skills and Experience

  • Diploma and/or Bachelor's degree in Education or social sciences
  • At least 2 years' experience working in the field of both project management, finance or administrative experience in an NGO or community based organisation.
  • Evidence of knowledge and skills in M&E
  • Evidence of previous experience in implementing Education project
  • Knowledge on inclusion and accountability practices
  • Good written and spoken English and Kiswahili skills
  • Ability to work effectively as a team member and with minimal supervision
  • Good written and oral communication.
  • Evidence of effective problem solving and organisational skills.
  • Evidence of professionalism and high integrity.
  • Evidence of openness to learning to improve own performance.

Provide support for other VSO activities as reasonably requested by supervisors and in line with organizational priorities

How to apply:

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Mercy Corps Office Assistant

Vacancy Announcement
 

Mercy Corps is a leading global organization powered by the belief that a better world is possible. 

In disaster, in hardship, in more than 40 countries around the world, we partner to put bold solutions into action – helping people triumph over adversity and build stronger communities from within. Now, and for the future. We help communities survive and move beyond emergencies. 

When natural disasters strike, economies collapse or conflict flares, Mercy Corps is there. We see global challenges as an invitation to pioneer innovative, sustainable solutions. 

Mercy Corps is looking for committed and dynamic individual to take up the following position:

Position: Office Assistant
 

Location: Wajir 

Program / Department Summary: The Operations Department is committed to implementing and maintaining the highest standards of efficiency and integrity in the operations functions. The overriding objective for all administration and logistics operations is the prompt and effective provision of support services to Mercy Corps’ beneficiary populations in compliance with donor specifications.

General Position Summary:
The Office Assistant will be responsible for office cleaning, preparing tea/coffee and general office assistance functions for the Mercy Corps Wajir office.

Essential Job Functions: Overall responsible for all general office assistance aspects of Mercy Corps’ office support functions in Wajir in compliance with MC Administration and in-country policies.

Office Maintenance:

  • Wash dishes in the kitchen;
  • Clean washrooms, office premise and the kitchen daily;
  • Empty garbage cans and dust bins daily;
  • Sweep and dust the office daily;
  • Clean the refrigerator, microwave and other machines in use in the office premises;
  • Track the office cleaning supplies;
  • Report items and assets in need of repair maintenance.

Kitchen functions:

  • Prepare tea for the office staff;
  • Prepare refreshments for meetings;
  • Maintain stock of kitchen items and consumables;
  • Track kitchen consumable items.

General Office Assistance:

  • Perform receptionist duties when required;
  • Deliver documents among departments on request;
  • Make photocopies on request;
  • Refill papers in printers and photocopiers;
  • Attend to minor maintenance work;
  • Issue and track office stationery.

Other:

  • Conduct himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to Mercy Corps and to not jeopardize its humanitarian mission in country of operation;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Organizational Learning: As part of our commitment to organizational learning and in support of our understanding that learning organizations are more effective, efficient and relevant to the communities they serve, we expect all team members to commit 5% of their time to learning activities that benefit Mercy Corps as well as themselves.
 

Accountability to Beneficiaries: Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts toward accountability, specifically to our beneficiaries and to international standards guiding international relief and development work, while actively engaging beneficiary communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field projects.
 

Supervisory Responsibility: None 

Accountability:
 

Reports Directly To: Administration and Logistics Officer 
 

Works Directly With: All team members at the field office 

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in general office assistance;
  • Basic computer skills are required;
  • Strong organizational skills;
  • Fluency in English and Swahili languages (both written and spoken).

Success Factors:

  • High standard of cleanliness and attention to detail;
  • Ability to work simultaneously on multiple tasks;
  • Willingness and ability to work effectively with a wide variety of people;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills;
Application Procedure:

Interested candidates who meet the above required qualifications and experience should submit a Cover Letter and detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) listing three professional references (including a recent supervisor) to email protected  on or before 12th December, 2017.

The email subject line must clearly show the job title and location they are applying for.

Applications without an appropriate subject heading will be automatically disqualified. 


Please do not attach any certificates.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 
 

NB: We do not charge any fees at any stage of the recruitment process

Kenya: SDG Accountability Consultant

Organization: Options Consultancy Services
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 05 Nov 2017

Role title: SDG Accountability Consultant

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Contract type: Fixed term Consultancy Contract – 20 days

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Short introduction

The Girl Generation has developed a draft SDG accountability framework to guide our members in their national obligation to hold their governments accountable to ending FGM. We are looking for a subject matter expert to review and draft the SDG framework in line with latest developments, review opportunities for SDG accountability in our focal countries, and produce country-specific materials and reporting mechanisms to inform our members and inspire action.

Summary purpose and objective of role

The SDGs are a universal set of goals, targets, and indicators that UN member states will be expected to use to frame their policies and agendas over the next 15 years. Of particular interest to ending FGM is Goal 5 to “Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls”, and target 5.3 to “Eliminate all harmful practices, such as child, early and forced marriage and female genital mutilations”. Under this target, ending FGM has been included as a global indicator. The SDG Accountability Consultant will be responsible for developing the following:

  • Finalised SDG accountability framework for ending FGM
  • A country matrix showing opportunities for SDG accountability in our ten countries.
  • Simple ‘how to guides’ for selected countries
  • A tracking/reporting tool for assessing members’ engagement/results in this are

Person specification

  • The candidate will hold a professional qualification or degree in a relevant subject (public health, development studies, accountability, policy and governance etc.)
  • Demonstrable expert knowledge around SDGs, country accountability plans and international accountability frameworks
  • Ability to synthesise and communicate findings from different evidence sources into accessible written and visual formats
  • Highly organised
  • Excellent writing skills
  • A dynamic, flexible and proactive approach to prioritising tasks and achieving objectives
  • An ability to work independently
  • Highly communicative, empathetic and sensitive
  • Proficiency in English (French and/or Arabic also desirable)

About Options

Options Consultancy Services Limited was established in 1992 and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marie Stopes International. We are a consultancy organisation providing technical and management expertise in the health and social sectors to governments and international development partners to transform the health of women and children. We provide information, expertise and influence to governments, health workers, NGOs and businesses to catalyse change so that health services can be accessed by the people who need them most.

The Girl Generation (www.thegirlgeneration.org) is a social change communications initiative providing a global platform for galvanising, catalysing and amplifying the Africa-led movement to end FGM, building on what has already been achieved. The Girl Generation seeks to inspire organisations and individuals, including youth, across the ten most affected countries in Africa and beyond, to end FGM in one generation. We also support grassroots organizations through the End FGM Small Grants Programme which provides flexible funding in order to support their work in the area of communications, advocacy and campaigning to end FGM.

How to apply:

Application process

  • To apply, please send your CV with a summary note of your skills and experience to Kit Catterson opportunities@options.co.uk. Candidates should state the role in the subject header
  • Closing date for applications is COB Sunday 5th November.
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interview.

Other information

  • Options is an equal opportunities employer
  • Candidates are required to have the right to live and work in Kenya
  • Candidate must be willing and able to travel internationally, particularly to the ten TGG focal countries

SDG Accountability Consultant Job in Nairobi, Kenya

Job advertisement

Job title: SDG Accountability Consultant
 

Location: Nairobi, Kenya
 

Contract type: Fixed term Consultancy Contract – 20 days
 

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Short introduction: The Girl Generation has developed a draft SDG accountability framework to guide our members in their national obligation to hold their governments accountable to ending FGM. 

 

We are looking for a subject matter expert to review and draft the SDG framework in line with latest developments, review opportunities for SDG accountability in our focal countries, and produce country-specific materials and reporting mechanisms to inform our members and inspire action.

Summary purpose and objective of role: The SDGs are a universal set of goals, targets, and indicators that UN member states will be expected to use to frame their policies and agendas over the next 15 years. 

Of particular interest to ending FGM is Goal 5 to “Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls”, and target 5.3 to “Eliminate all harmful practices, such as child, early and forced marriage and female genital mutilations”. 

Under this target, ending FGM has been included as a global indicator. 

The SDG Accountability Consultant will be responsible for developing the following:

  • Finalised SDG accountability framework for ending FGM
  • A country matrix showing opportunities for SDG accountability in our ten countries.
  • Simple ‘how to guides’ for selected countries
  • A tracking/reporting tool for assessing members’ engagement/results in this area.

Person specification

  • The candidate will hold a professional qualification or degree in a relevant subject (public health, development studies, accountability, policy and governance etc.)
  • Demonstrable expert knowledge around SDGs, country accountability plans and international accountability frameworks
  • Ability to synthesise and communicate findings from different evidence sources into accessible written and visual formats
  • Highly organised
  • Excellent writing skills
  • A dynamic, flexible and proactive approach to prioritising tasks and achieving objectives
  • An ability to work independently
  • Highly communicative, empathetic and sensitive
  • Proficiency in English (French and/or Arabic also desirable)

About Options: Options Consultancy Services Limited was established in 1992 and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marie Stopes International. 

We are a consultancy organisation providing technical and management expertise in the health and social sectors to governments and international development partners to transform the health of women and children.

We provide information, expertise and influence to governments, health workers, NGOs and businesses to catalyse change so that health services can be accessed by the people who need them most.
 
The Girl Generation (www.thegirlgeneration.org) is a social change communications initiative providing a global platform for galvanising, catalysing and amplifying the Africa-led movement to end FGM, building on what has already been achieved. 

The Girl Generation seeks to inspire organisations and individuals, including youth, across the ten most affected countries in Africa and beyond, to end FGM in one generation.

Application process
 

To apply, please send your CV with a summary note of your skills and experience to Kit Catterson email protected 

Candidates should state the role in the subject header
 

Closing date for applications is COB Sunday 5th November.
 

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interview.

Other information

  • Options is an equal opportunities employer
  • Candidates are required to have the right to live and work in Kenya
  • Candidate must be willing and able to travel internationally, particularly to the ten TGG focal countries

Save the Children Mapping and Piloting of Child Protection Accountability Mechanism Consultancy

Mapping and Piloting of Child Protection Accountability Mechanism in Armed Conflict in Africa

Save the Children (SC) is the world’s leading independent organization for children. 

As part of the organisation’s contribution towards ensuring every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation, Save the Children has been working with armed forces in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) since 1998 and with the African Union (AU) for the last ten years to promote the rights of children in conflicts, post-conflict and protracted political emergency situations. 

With support from SIDA, Save the Children has worked towards strengthening Child Protection in African Union Peace Support Operations since 2013.

The engagement has borne results that include:

  • The development and adoption of a harmonized and standardized curriculum and standards on child protection and child rights;
  • The development of a training management system (AMANI) providing a platform for learning and sharing information with key stakeholders in Peace Support Operations (PSO) through knowledge learning event and symposium.

Save the Children in collaboration with partners continues to augment efforts that protect girls and boys in conflict settings. 

These interventions aim at strengthening the capacity of the Peace Support Operations Actors in Africa to deliver their protection mandate and ensures girls and boys affected by armed conflicts and protracted political disputes enjoy their rights.

Our work focusses on four key objectives:

  1. To enhance the commitment and capacity to prevent and respond to violence against girls and boys within the AU Peace and Security Department (AU PSD), East Africa Standby Force, ECOWAS Standby Force, and Member States.
  2. To institute and monitor a functional accountability framework on child protection within the AU Peace and Security Department, East Africa Standby Force, ECOWAS Standby Force and troop contributing countries.
  3. To increase knowledge, evidence and collective understanding on child rights and child protection issues within Peace Support Operations.
  4. To improve participation among girls and boys affected by armed conflict to contribute to decisions and processes of the AU, Regional, Regional Mechanisms/Bodies and Member States.

To achieve this, Save the Children collaborates with stakeholders within the AU, Regional Bodies and Regional Mechanisms in East and West Africa, and National Armed Forces.

2.    Context

The African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACRWC) entered into force in 1999. This was after AU Member States took an unambiguous stance on the applicability of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) to children in Africa on various socio-economic, cultural and developmental diversities.

Like the UNCRC, the ACRWC defines the full spectrum of children’s civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights and the obligations of duty bearers to uphold those rights; the principal duty bearer being the state. 

The Charter makes it possible for girls and boys to assert their rights through domestic judicial or administrative proceedings. 

The Charters articles are applicable in all contexts including situations of conflict. Article 22 of the Charter is specific to conflicts in stating that no child should participate in armed conflict. 

The Charter establishes ACERWC as the body responsible for monitoring its implementation and ensuring the protection of the rights contained in it. 

On the definition of a child, the UNCRC defines a child as every human being below the age of 18 years ‘unless under the law applicable to the child, majority is attained earlier1, where the law referred to in the CRC includes international treaties and domestic legislations specific to children. 

The ACRWC defines a child more concisely as ‘every human being below the age of 18 years2.

This has a significant difference when we discuss the age of conscription or engagement in armed forces.

Despite this framework girls and boys caught in conflict on the continent continue to be subject to rights violations including violence that is both incidental and targeted. 

As highlighted in the Study on the Impact of Armed Conflict on Children in Africa commissioned by the ACERWC3, girls and boys living in conflict contexts are more likely to be separated from their families, sexually assaulted, subject to early marriage, maimed killed, recruited by force, or die early as a result of disease of malnutrition. 

At the same time, they are less likely to attend school. Girls and boys not only have to live with the physical and psychological scars from their experience but often with social alienation particularly those who have been associated with armed groups or those who have survived sexual violence. 

Conflict often has different effects on girls and boys. For example, boys are often more vulnerable to recruitment as combatants by armed groups whilst girls are often more vulnerable to sexual violence.

Despite widespread condemnation and mechanisms to hold perpetrators accountable such grave violations of children’s rights continue. In the annex to the UN Secretary General’s report 2014 on Children and Armed Conflict4 listing parties responsible for grave violations against children, armed groups on the continent are overrepresented.

15 of the 28 groups listed are located in Africa, 5 of which are national armed forces.

There is growing intolerance globally and on the continent against acts of violence committed against children in conflict situations and in particular against violence committed by peacekeepers. 

The UN Secretary General is vociferous in his condemnation and he is exploring ways to end impunity through, for example, naming and shaming countries that fail to take action5

His dismissal of the Head of the UN mission in the Central African Republic following repeated allegation of violations by peacekeepers sends a clear signal. In 2015, the UN Security Council demonstrated its continued engagement on the issue by adopting resolution 22256. The resolution requests the Secretary General to include in the annexes to his report on children and armed conflict those parties to armed conflict that engage in contravention of applicable international law, in patterns of abduction of children in situations of armed conflict. 

In line with the priorities of this Swedish funded project, it also calls for mandatory pre-deployment training of peacekeepers on child protection and sexual violence. 

This will need high-level political commitment that is driven by evidence from grassroots action, which this project would endeavour to undertake.

The AU is taking the issue seriously with the appointment of a Special Representative to the AU Chair of the Commission for Women, Children and Armed Conflict to drive the agenda within the AU. 

The AU Peace and Security Council, PSC, has to date held five open sessions focusing on children associated with armed conflicts. It is cooperating with the ACERWC to make Member States more accountable for their implementation of the African Children Charter.

African troops already form the bulk of the peace support troops currently engaged in the UN missions on the African continent and in one AU mandated mission (AMISOM in Somalia) and two AU authorised missions (fight against Lord’s Resistance Army in central Africa and Boko Haram in Nigeria and surrounding countries). 

By the weight of their numbers and their engagements, they clearly have a significant effect on the lives of girls and boys in the contexts in which they operate. As peacekeepers, they are mandated to protect children from violence in conformity with Security Council resolutions on children in armed conflict, country specific resolutions and the respective mandates.  

 Ensuring that they have the necessary capacity and resources to implement this mandate effectively has a large potential impact on protecting children from violence in the continents ongoing and future conflicts.

3.    Background to mapping of Accountability Mechanisms

The 10 Year Review following the Graça Machel Study on the Impact of Armed Conflict on children stressed on the protection of boys and girls from violations and called on ending impunity by perpetrators. 

To this end, functional accountability mechanisms are important to hold perpetrators/violators accountable in accordance with the respective laws and rules that they are expected to adhere to. As such, this would prohibit violations against children including abuse, neglect, exploitation and violence during conflict. 

Consequently, such accountability mechanisms would improve the safety of civilians including children and ensure that members of militaries and state security actors adhere to the prescribed professional conduct and are disciplined. As such, mapping relevant means of holding actors to account will allow Save the Children and its civil society partners to identify and focus their interventions appropriately. 

This mapping exercise on accountability mechanisms includes safeguarding and internal disciplinary processes, criminal prosecution and military tribunals, international or supra-national processes.

For purposes of this programme, this work will focus on Accountability mechanisms within the scope of the African Peace and Security Architecture and its relationship with international legal and policy instruments and structures. 

This will further explore those mechanisms across the following tiers:

  • a)    National level mechanisms especially for troop contributing countries and also the role of National Human Rights Institutions (Uganda7 and Cote d’Ivoire8 are selected as primary countries of interest with Senegal and Kenya as secondary targets) 
  • b)    Sub-Regional level mechanisms such as but not limited to ECOWAS9, EAC, EASF, SADC, ECCAS, NARC, IGAD, IGAD+, tribunals and special courts
  • c)    Continental level mechanisms at the AU10 and Continental Human Rights Institutions
  • d)    UNSC level mechanisms such as the UN CAC Protection Structures, UNSG ‘naming and shaming’ list, MRM and the UNSC CAC Working group on CAC Toolkit

This work will also adopt Conflict Dynamics Initiative’s definition of accountability mechanisms as those actions taken to achieve outcomes for children in:

  • a)     Imposing legitimate consequences for perpetrators
  • b)    Assigning responsibility for violations committed
  • c)    Preventing or deterring future violations
  • d)    Reconciling and rebuilding traumatised societies and individuals

 4.    Objectives of the mapping

The mapping process shall seek to achieve the following objectives:

  1. Provide an analysis of existing accountability mechanisms and their effectiveness. Specifically, this would aim at provide a clear description of the structure, functions and assessment of child protection-relevant accountability mechanisms12 in armed conflict within the tiers described above. It would also further provide exemplary case studies from selected countries, institutions or contexts to examine how the accountability mechanisms are operating.
  2. Initiate dialogue and consensus building towards approaches to bridge identified gaps
  3. Initiate policy and practice interventions for attainment of functional accountability mechanisms

Describe the current applicable legal and normative framework, setting out the strengths and weaknesses, and outlining ongoing or planned policy agenda focussed on or relevant to child protection in armed conflict within the identified institutions.

The mapping will focus on these core components of accountability

  • legal framework – enforcing laws and norms
  • assigning responsibility – structures in place known for this and who is in charge
  • reforming systems – International and national legal frameworks rectified and domesticated
  • child safeguarding – service delivery structures for how children are protected, victims supported when they need assistance

 5.    Questions the Mapping will be addressing

What components of Child Protection Accountability Mechanism in armed conflict are currently in place?

  • What are the violations that girls and boys are exposed to; this should go beyond the 6 grave violations
  • Has the State ratified relevant international treaties? In practice, do national armed forces comply with relevant laws and norms (including international humanitarian law, human rights law, child protection standards, and relevant provisions in national law?
  • How much evidence is there that members of the military and other state security actors have the mandate to follow up on accountability i.e. have their institutions awarded individuals with specific roles that include responsibility for holding perpetrators to account.
  • Are local and national authorities willing and/or able to fulfil relevant obligations under national and/or international laws in matters of accountability for violations against children including abuse, neglect, exploitation and violence?
  • Are other actors (e.g. national armed forces, human right organisations including national human rights institutions, international bodies, local communities) fulfilling their respective roles and responsibilities when it comes to holding perpetrators of violations against children to account?
  • Are perpetrators of violations against children identifiable and accessible? This should also look at the cases of child perpetrators
  • Do any parties to conflict obstruct or facilitate investigation, prosecution and sentencing of perpetrators?

Child Safeguarding

  • How do preventive and disciplinary processes protect the identity of the person (victims and other witnesses) reporting the allegations or concerns?
  • Is the reporting and investigation process entirely child-centred?  This approach ensures that the child’s needs and the rules of evidence and fair process required in any investigation and prosecution are satisfied.

How do children and families experience the Child Protection Accountability Mechanism?

  • Strategies for dealing with child protection and child justice problems. What is the ability of the accountability process being mapped (whether formal judicial or other) to provide adequate victims and witness support in accordance with best standards? This could also explore DDR as an accountability mechanism
  • What is the perception of accountability mechanism?
  • When and how is the mechanism used?
  • Do victims see the formal system as relevant?
  • How can children be engaged in the processes?

 6.    Methodology, Outputs and Timeframe

Phase 1 (50 Days)

Kenya: East Africa Emergency Response – Surge Coordinator

Organization: Trócaire
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 10 Sep 2017

Trócaire works in and through partnership with local organisations to overcome poverty and promote justice in developing countries. Within the Horn & East Africa Region, Trócaire implements and manages development and humanitarian programme work in Kenya. Trocaire seeks to recruit a highly motivated staff for the above position to be based in Nairobi.

Background to the role

The East Africa Emergency Response Coordinator will work as a member of Trócaire’s Humanitarian Team to provide surge support to Trócaire’s response to the current crisis in East Africa in the countries of Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan and Uganda.

Managed by the Humanitarian Manager – Operational, s/he will have a specific mandate to support the response across the countries involved – providing surge capacity to teams on request – particularly in the areas of reporting and compliance. S/he will also ensure that information requirements of HQ are met and that the documentation for the response is kept up to date on both financial and management information systems.

In particular, the role will be responsible for providing high quality technical support to Trócaire humanitarian staff and partner organisations (if requested). In particular, performance will be judged against the ability to deliver on Trócaire’s Core Accountability Commitments.

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The Person Specification

· Third level qualification in humanitarianism, development or related area.

· At least 4 years’ experience in the humanitarian sector in a programmatic role

· Experience of working with, and a demonstrated understanding of, humanitarian standards and principles of good practice

· Experience of working with a range of institutional donors

· Experience in producing timely, detailed, accurate and informative reports to meet organisational and donor requirements i

How to apply:

For detailed Job Description, requirements and details of the positions, interested applicants should visit and apply through https://trocaire.workable.com/ by 10th September 2017.Prospective applicants must be committed to safeguarding children and adults against all forms of exploitation and abuse by signing Trócaire’s Safeguarding Policy.

Kenya: Tax Justice Programme Officer

Organization: Oxfam
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 31 Aug 2017

Annual Salary and Benefits

According to Oxfam in Kenya Salary Scale

Internal Job Grade

D1

Contract type

Fixed Term (2 years)

Reporting to

Tax Justice Strategist

Staff reporting to this post

As per the requirements of the programme

Location(s)

Nairobi, with regular national and occasional international travel

Annual Budget

Approximately EUR 250,000 (and as delegated by the Tax Justice Strategist)

Shaping a stronger Oxfam for people living in poverty

Job Purpose

The Tax Justice Programme Officer will be a core member of the Mobilising Progressive Domestic Resources for Quality Public Services (Tax Justice Programme) under the Governance and Accountability programme. The key areas of focus for this role will be to implement specific projects through effective programme management approaches, supporting partners to develop organisational capacity building to deliver high quality tax justice programmes and to establish and maintain linkages with other thematic and programmatic areas as well as with relevant state and non-state actors particularly at County level. The Tax Justice Programme Officer will be required to implement campaigning and influencing strategies, undertake research and monitoring, evaluation and learning as well as ensuring the programme takes into account gender and active citizenship.

The Programme Officer will also contribute to resource mobilization for co-financing of the projects to ensure that the programme is fully resourced.

Key Responsibilities

Programme management, implementation and resourcing 30%

· Ensure plans and objectives contribute to the broader country programme strategy and particularly on the Accountability and Governance theme, as well as involve collaboration with other programmes

· Effective, timely and quality delivery of project activities and deliverables.

· Continuously monitoring implementation of the project activities including budget tracking and prepare monthly and periodic report for sharing with Oxfam management, development partners and stakeholders

· Budget management oversight

· Ensure continuous coordination with the MEAL Advisor in implementing the monitoring and evaluation components of projects (for Oxfam and partners) and documenting the lessons learnt for their application, quality assurance and for adjustments to the project where necessary.

· Support in initiating new programme strategies which help achieve impact on the programme objectives in close collaboration with Oxfam staff and other stakeholders.

· Work with other Oxfam project/programme staff and partners in developing new program interventions and fundraising for project or programme financing.

· Perform any other tasks related to the project which may be advised by the management from time to time.

Partnership Management, coalition building and support 40%

· Brokering, networking and managing partner relations with project partners, strategic partners, coalitions, networks and County Governments and Assemblies in the project areas.

· Support the partners in delivering the project targets and objectives including MEAL support, monitoring of partner project activities, review of work plans and budgets, facilitating linkages and learning as well as reporting.

· Maintain regular communication and positive relationships with other Oxfam staff, the project partners and beneficiaries and stakeholders.

· Ensure and coordinate regular monitoring, quality, review and timely submission of partner narrative and financial reports and

· Ensure compliance of Oxfam and donor requirements on project delivery and reporting by partners.

Research, knowledge generation, campaigns and policy influencing 25%

· Implementation of specified components of the projects under the Tax Justice Programme that include influencing tax and fiscal justice, public finance management including budgets policies, legislations and decisions for the benefit of target beneficiaries.

· Through technical guidance, to support relevant research, policy analysis and lobbying on tax policy & practice issues taking into consideration gender, inequality, extractives and active citizenship.

· To support partners on their influencing and campaigning strategies and activities

· To support the design and implementation of public offline and digital campaigns relevant to the programme

· To coordinate with the Communications and MEAL advisor on the documentation of the programme and partner information, learning and case stories for programme visibility and fundraising.

Human resource management 5%

· Manage consultants and researchers as required, in accordance with Oxfam policy and procedures

Technical Skills, Knowledge and Experience

Skills

· Professional/Technical qualifications – a Bachelor Degree in Law, Economics, Development studies, Social sciences or governance-related field.

· Demonstrated ability to multi-task between direct programme implementation and partners’ management with positive outcomes.

· Proof of ability to work independently to deliver project outcomes and results as well as any other tasks that may be delegated from time to time.

· Proven ability to analyse complex contexts, monitor change and translate this analysis into problem solving strategies that can be communicated in developing appropriate plans which have impact.

· Proven analytical and conceptual thinking, high level research, project management knowledge and skills and experience using participatory tools and methodologies for assessment, programme identification, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.

· Excellent oral and written communication skills including strong negotiation skills with diverse teams.

· Great Partnership building skills including facilitation and networking skills

· Fund raising, donor reporting and budget management skills

· Ability to gather and apply lessons learned and to communicate this learning effectively to influence others for action – both internal and external audiences.

· Demonstrated ability to work effectively and sensitively with different values systems and cultures.

· A high level of self-awareness, initiative, sound judgement, personal energy and flexibility.

Knowledge

· Knowledge and/or experience of implementing Tax Justice, Public Finance Management, Economic or Fiscal Justice programs and initiatives, with understanding of relevant County, National and Global issues

· Good knowledge of and experience in developing advocacy and campaign strategies and plans and successfully achieving external impact and change.

· Strong programme management and quality knowledge, with ability to ensure consistent quality against standards and to implement effective monitoring and evaluation systems to assess and adjust performance.

· A strong understanding of gender, women’s rights, development issues and the political and economic context in Kenya

· Commitment to and good knowledge of working with networks, coalitions and a partnership approach across the spectrum of Oxfam’s work, including innovative approaches to capacity strengthening.

· Fluency in English with knowledge of Swahili being an added advantage.

Experience

· At least five years experience in designing, managing and delivering on development projects management in a non-governmental (national or international) or similar institutional setting.

· Proven experience working in a complex, dispersed organisation with evidence of facilitating and integrating a specific area of expertise across a wide network, contributing to vision setting and implementation with impact, some level of decision making and the delivery of agreed results.

· Politically astute, with high impact influencing and persuasive skills and personal gravitas to gain respect and build and maintain strong, credible relationships, with internal and external stakeholders at all levels

· Strong organisational and personal management skills, with ability to prioritise work issues to meet deadlines with minimal supervision and adjust to constantly changing situations while maintaining focus on delivery and follow-through.

· Demonstrated experience in managing partners including effective oversight and capacity building as well as mobilizing and organizing marginalized communities and groups to influence positive change to their lives.

· Demonstrated experience in managing and working with researchers and consultants including developing strong terms of reference and effective supervision.

How to apply:

How to Apply

If you believe you are the candidate we are looking for, please submit your application and CV detailing your experience for the post and include daytime telephone contacts using the following link http://bit.ly/2wwVTDl

The closing date for all applications is 31st August 2017. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

At Oxfam, we are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organisation.

Kenya: Tax Dialogue Programme Officer

Organization: Oxfam
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 31 Aug 2017

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JOB PROFILE

Tax Dialogue Programme Officer

Annual Salary and Benefits

According to Oxfam in Kenya Salary Scale

Internal Job Grade

D1

Contract type

Fixed Term (1 year)

Reporting to

Tax Justice Strategist

Staff reporting to this post

As per the requirements of the programme

Location(s)

Nairobi, with national and occasional international travel

Annual Budget

Approximately EUR 250,000 (and as delegated by the Tax Justice Strategist)

Shaping a stronger Oxfam for people living in poverty

Job Purpose

The Tax Dialogue Programme Officer will be a core member of the Mobilising Progressive Domestic Resources for Quality Public Services (Tax Justice Programme) under the Governance and Accountability programme. The key areas of focus for this role will be to implement the Kenya Tax Dialogue project through piloting innovative programme approaches, building partnerships, coalitions and networks and delivering on relevant research for the project. The Tax Dialogue Programme Officer will also be required to lead on relevant research for the Tax Dialogue project as well as establish and maintain linkages with private sector, National Government, Government Institutions, the Legislature as and with other Oxfam teams working on tax dialogue, policy influencing, campaigning and advocacy. A key area of work will be to facilitate multi-stakeholder dialogue, generate and manage research and knowledge resources of the project through linkages with affiliates, knowledge hubs and other institutions or stakeholders. The Tax Dialogue is a concept that seeks to promote and enhance responsible corporate tax practices.

Key Responsibilities

Partnership and coalition building, networking and support 40%

· Brokering, networking, managing and building relations with strategic private sector institutions and membership organisations, CSOs, Trade Unions, coalitions, networks and relevant National Government Institutions particularly the National Treasury, Kenya Revenue Authority, Kenya National Commission on Human Rights as well as with the National Assembly and where necessary the Senate.

· Support national CSOs and project partners (if any) with capacity building and in delivering the project targets and objectives including MEAL support, monitoring of project activities, review of work plans and budgets, facilitating linkages and learning as well as reporting.

· Build and manage a multi-stakeholder platform with multi-national and national corporations, investors, government and CSOs on good corporate governance and responsible business and tax practices.

· Organise and facilitate tax dialogue roundtable forums with multi-national and national corporations, investors, CSOs and government where necessary.

· Maintain regular communication and positive relationships with other Oxfam staff, external stakeholders and project beneficiaries.

Research, knowledge generation, campaigns and policy influencing 35%

· Implementation of specified components of the Tax Dialogue Project including influencing tax and fiscal justice, Government and Company policies, legislations and decisions for the benefit of target beneficiaries.

· To undertake research and scoping on the possible issues to be addressed and corporations to take part in the tax dialogue project

· To support relevant research, policy analysis and lobbying on good corporate governance and responsible business and tax practices whilst taking into consideration gender, inequality and active citizenship.

· To support the design and implementation of public offline and digital campaigns relevant to the project.

· To coordinate with the Communications and MEAL advisor on the documentation of the project, learning and case stories for project visibility and fundraising.

Programme design, implementation and resourcing 20%

· Ensure plans and objectives contribute to the broader country programme strategy and particularly on the Accountability and Governance strategy, as well as involve collaboration with other programmes

· Effective, timely and quality delivery of project activities and deliverables.

· Continuously monitoring implementation of the project activities including budget tracking and prepare monthly and periodic report for sharing with Oxfam management, development partners and stakeholders

· Budget management oversight

· Support in initiating new programme strategies which help achieve impact on the programme objectives in close collaboration with Oxfam staff and other stakeholders.

· Ensure continuous coordination with the MEAL Advisor in implementing the monitoring and evaluation components of projects and documenting the lessons learnt for their application, quality assurance and for adjustments to the project where necessary.

· Work with other Oxfam project/programme staff and partners in developing new program interventions and fundraising for project or programme financing.

· Perform any other tasks related to the project which may be advised by the management from time to time.

Human resource management 5%

· Manage staff, consultants and researchers as required, in accordance with Oxfam policy and procedures

Technical Skills, Knowledge and Experience

Skills

· Professional/Technical qualifications – a Bachelor Degree in Law, Economics, Development studies, Social sciences, Communications or Business-related field.

· Demonstrated ability to multi-task between direct programme implementation and stakeholder management with positive outcomes.

· Proof of ability to work independently to deliver project outcomes and results as well as any other tasks that may be delegated from time to time.

· Proven ability to analyse complex contexts, monitor change and translate this analysis into problem solving strategies that can be communicated in developing appropriate plans which have impact.

· Proven analytical and conceptual thinking, high level research, project management knowledge and skills and experience using participatory tools and methodologies for assessment, programme identification, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.

· Excellent oral and written communication skills including strong negotiation skills with diverse teams and stakeholders.

· Great Partnership building skills including facilitation and networking skills

· Fund raising, donor reporting and budget management skills

· Ability to gather and apply lessons learned and to communicate this learning effectively to influence others for action – both internal and external audiences.

· Demonstrated ability to work effectively and sensitively with different values systems and cultures.

· A high level of self-awareness, initiative, sound judgement, personal energy and flexibility.

Knowledge

· Knowledge and/or experience of working in or implementing Tax, Economic or Fiscal Justice programs and initiatives, with understanding of relevant County, National and Global issues

· Good knowledge and experience implementing development initiatives with private sector engagement.

· Good knowledge of and experience in developing advocacy and campaign strategies and plans and successfully achieving external impact and change.

· Strong programme management and quality knowledge, with ability to ensure consistent quality against standards and to implement effective monitoring and evaluation systems to assess and adjust performance.

· A strong understanding of gender, women’s rights, business, corporate governance and development issues and the political and economic context in Kenya

· Commitment to and good knowledge of working with and in multi-stakeholder forums, networks, coalitions and a partnership approach across the spectrum of Oxfam’s work, including innovative approaches to capacity strengthening.

· Fluency in English with knowledge of Swahili being an added advantage.

Experience

· At least five years experience in designing, managing and delivering on development projects management or business development in a non-governmental (national or international) or private sector institution.

· Proven experience working in private sector and business especially in a corporate tax environment is desirable.

· Demonstrated experience in working with or in multi-stakeholder forums, consortia or associations including effective oversight and capacity building as well as mobilizing and organizing multiple stakeholders and groups to influence positive change.

· Proven experience working in a complex, dispersed organisation with evidence of facilitating and integrating a specific area of expertise across a wide network, contributing to vision setting and implementation with impact, some level of decision making and the delivery of agreed results.

· Politically astute, with high impact influencing and persuasive skills and personal gravitas to gain respect and build and maintain strong, credible relationships, with internal and external stakeholders at all levels

· Strong organisational and personal management skills, with ability to prioritise work issues to meet deadlines with minimal supervision and adjust to constantly changing situations while maintaining focus on delivery and follow-through.

· Demonstrated experience in managing and working with researchers and consultants including developing strong terms of reference and effective supervision.

How to apply:

If you believe you are the candidate we are looking for, please submit your application and CV detailing your experience for the post and include daytime telephone contacts using the following link http://bit.ly/2wh1DSf

The closing date for all applications is 31st August 2017. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

At Oxfam, we are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organisation.

Mercy Corps Senior Procurement Manager NGO Job in Nairobi, Kenya

Mercy Corps is a leading global organization powered by the belief that a better world is possible. 

In disaster, in hardship, in more than 40 countries around the world, we partner to put bold solutions into action – helping people triumph over adversity and build stronger communities from within. Now, and for the future.

Position: Senior Procurement Manager
 

Location: Nairobi, Kenya or Beirut, Lebanon

 

Program / Department Summary: The Global Procurement group is a new team at Mercy Corps, bringing together functions which are currently handled by Operations, Finance, Compliance and Legal departments. 

Procurement at Mercy Corps is currently decentralized with the majority of the agency’s procurement spending occurring at the field level.

General Position Summary: The Senior Procurement Manager will be responsible for the development and maintenance of strategic initiatives within all sourcing categories of responsibility including NFI’s, vehicles, communications, water and sanitation, food, health and cash assistance. 

Specific responsibilities include development of category strategies, supplier negotiations, identification of cost saving opportunities and overall management of supplier relationships.  

A good proportion of the total category spend and suppliers will not be managed directly; however, the Senior Procurement Manager will need to consider the total spend within the category and provide support and oversight.
 

Essential Job Functions:

  • Develop tailored supply strategies and plans for each assigned category;
  • Expertly negotiate and administer contracts and cost management;
  • Provide training and guidance to internal stakeholders on updated procurement processes;
  • Manage strategic sourcing and procurement processes (RFX, RFP);
  • Cultivate and maintain supplier relationships;
  • Lead strategic supplier relationship management to continually identify process improvements and cost reduction opportunities;
  • Maintain relationships with, and provide service to various business functions across the organization including legal, regional/country offices, marketing;
  • Analyze spend data and cost models for continuous improvement;
  • Manage procurement related projects and programs through internal and external changes;
  • Conduct himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to Mercy Corps and to not jeopardize its humanitarian mission;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Organizational Learning: As part of our commitment to organizational learning and in support of our understanding that learning organizations are more effective, efficient and relevant to the communities they serve, we expect all team members to commit 5% of their time to learning activities that benefit Mercy Corps as well as themselves.
 

Accountability to Beneficiaries: Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts toward accountability, specifically to our beneficiaries and to international standards guiding international relief and development work, while actively engaging beneficiary communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field projects.
 

Accountability
 

Reports Directly To: Senior Director, Global Procurement
 

Works Directly With: HQ Departments, Country Programs, Compliance, Finance, GSC

How to Apply

CLICK HERE for more details on the position and application procedure

Sales Manager Job in Mombasa, Kenya

Sales Manager
 

Job Location: Mombasa
 

Job Summary: The primary role of the Sales Manager is to present all NFT solutions to key decision makers within targeted accounts and grow sales revenue within those accounts.  

The Client Partner will build mutually beneficial business relationships, present compelling presentations and close business. 

This is a largely independent field sales role for a sales professional with a high degree of business maturity. 

Through training, this individual will acquire expertise on NFT offerings. He /She is responsible for understanding the clients’ business, recommending solutions that are fulfilling to the clients’ needs and managing delivery within the agreed timelines.  

Essential Job Functions

  • Develops and executes on territory marketing and management plan to meet and exceed monthly revenue targets.
  • Manage, build and maintain external and internal business relationships and implement and manage the solutions process for a client from inception to completion. 
  • Key initiator of new business development targeting accounts in-line with our current solutions for strategic penetration. 
  • Independently calls on mid to senior-level executives and other representatives to generate sales.
  • Diagnoses and assesses client needs. Prescribes, designs and implements strategic interventions using the full range of existing or customized solutions.
  • Presents and provides individual client consultations in context with overall intervention strategy as needed.
  • Writes and oversees effective business proposals.
  • Closes business consistently within the NFT guidelines.
  • Designs account strategy and business development for new and existing accounts.
  • Develops and executes on country strategic plan to meet and exceed annual revenue targets.
  • Thoroughly understand and execute the agreed upon KPI’s and WIG’s in your business line.

Job Requirement

  • Bachelor’s degree in a business-related field or equivalent required plus a minimum of 3 years’ professional work experience in business development.
  • Previous experience working for a Recruitment firm with a regional base is an added advantage
  • Those residing in Mombasa or have previously worked in Mombasa are highly encouraged to apply
  • Computer literate with strong Microsoft application skills and great report writing skills.
  • Have strong business development skills within the corporate environment preferably in professional services.
  • Proven track record of success in sales.
  • Requires a consultative sales background with demonstrated skills in the areas of lead generation, forecasting, prospecting and driving opportunities to closure.  
  • Have strong management skills or project management skills including time and task management, strong communication and presentation skills.
  • Proven skills in Problem Solving, Decision Making, Negotiation skills with Accountability.
  • A well-developed pattern of achievement, competitive skills, high levels of commitment, energy, motivation, flexibility and personal integrity.

How to Apply

 
If you can clearly demonstrate your abilities to meet the relevant criteria for the role above, please send your application letter accompanied by your CV, citing the relevant job being applied for to nftkenyajobs@gmail.com


Only shortlisted candidates will be called for an interview.