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Kenya: Subject Matter Expert, EAC

Organization: ACDI/VOCA
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 17 Jun 2018

ACDI/VOCA is an international development organization that delivers technical and management assistance in agribusiness, financial services, enterprise development, community development and food security in order to promote broad-based economic growth and vibrant civil society. ACDI/VOCA is currently seeking a Subject Matter Expert for the anticipated USAID-funded cross-border trade and resilience project in the East African Community (EAC) countries. This project will assist the Governments of Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, and Burundi as well as other neighboring nations to improve regional integration by identifying and mitigating policy constraints to agricultural trade and value chains, scaling up best practices, and strengthening the resilience and cooperation of regional networks. ACDI/VOCA is promptly seeking a technical expert for the following positions:

  • Seed Specialist
  • Animal Health/Veterinary Specialist
  • Fertilizer and Crop Protection Specialist

While each position will have its own operational and technical requirements under the program, overall qualifications will meet the below:

  • Advanced degree required in agriculture, international development, or related field
  • Substantial experience in related technical area
  • Advanced knowledge of agricultural practices and methods in EAC countries
  • Experience with USAID and/or any other international donor-funded projects required
  • Willingness to travel required
  • Fluency in English required, proficiency in regional languages desired

Please apply online at www.acdivoca.org/international-jobs. No phone calls please. Only finalists contacted. Women, minorities, and local nationals encouraged to apply. EOE.

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Kenya: Country Director, Farmer-to-Farmer (KENYA and TANZANIA)

Organization: ACDI/VOCA
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 05 Feb 2018

For over 50 years and in 146 countries, ACDI/VOCA has empowered people in developing and transitional nations to succeed in the global economy. Based in Washington, D.C., ACDI/VOCA is a nonprofit international development organization that delivers technical and management assistance in agribusiness, financial services, enterprise development, community development and food security in order to promote broad-based economic growth and vibrant civil society

Country Director, Farmer-to-Farmer, Kenya and Tanzania

ACDI/VOCA is currently seeking two Country Directors to serve on the antipated Farmer-to-Farmer projects in Kenya and Tanzania. As part of the Farmer-to-Farmer (F2F) program ACDI/VOCA will provide short-term technical assistance through highly qualified volunteers to support international agricultural development activities with an emphasis on improving private agricultural operations. Activities may relate to all aspects of chosen sectors from production, processing, range management, marketing, credit and input supply, as well as improved agribusiness management, environmental conservation and improved policy and regulatory issues. Flexible volunteer assignments outside of the core sub-sectors can be utilized as targeted of opportunities to expand F2F outreach. The project's primary goal is to generate rapid, sustained and broad-based economic growth in the agricultural sector. A secondary goal is to increase the American public's understanding of international development issues and international understanding of the United States and U.S. development programs. The Country Director will plan, develop, and manage all aspects of the F2F core Country Program.

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for overall administration and implementation of ACDI/VOCA F2F program.
  • Act as ACDI/VOCA's F2F representative to donors and in-country agencies.
  • Develop strategies and priorities in accordance with ACDI/VOCA and donor's strategic objectives.
  • Develop and maintain constructive contacts with USAID and other donors.
  • Reports to F2F headquarters project management staff on corporate and project matters.
  • Initiates contact with targeted host country organizations to assess need for short-term technical assistance through volunteer specialists.
  • Provides advice and guidance to requesting host country organizations to (1) define their immediate and longer-term needs for short-term, technical assistance from agricultural and environmental specialists, and (2) completes applications in detail and accurately defines and writes scopes of work for volunteer assignments.
  • Assesses viability of host organization requests made to ACDI/VOCA, considering priority of development needs, terms of reference and scopes of work for the proposed assignments, necessary background of potential volunteers, and willingness and ability of requesting organizations to provide necessary substantive staff and logistical support to the volunteer.
  • Secures commitment to in-kind and/or cash contributions on the part of requesting organizations.
  • Assesses results of work and recommendations of ACDI/VOCA volunteers through interviews with officials of organizations that requested ACDI/VOCA assistance.
  • Monitors project budget to ensure that expenditures are within approved budget parameters and assists F2F HQ management team in ensuring that all appropriate financial reporting requirements are met.
  • Establishes own travel schedule required to carry out duties.
  • Recruits, develops, and manages host country project staff in accordance with good management practices and in compliance with host country labor laws.
  • Contributes to the professional development and training of project staff.
  • Contributes to the project reporting, public affairs and coordination activities.
  • Recommends the appropriate contact to the donor/client for specific technical requests, questions and concerns.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree (B.A.) from four-year college or university in agriculture, international development or another relevant field.
  • Minimum eight years of relevant experience in Kenya or Tanzania required.
  • Proven leadership and management skills, including strong communication, planning, negotiating, and interpersonal skills. Ability to represent ACDI/VOCA before large audiences, build effective management and program teams, and negotiate with other donors, contractors, and host country organizations.
  • Ability to understand macro development issues and develop strategized policy recommendations.
  • Ability to analyze mixed issues and develop project specific recommendations and ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Working knowledge of PC based word processing and spreadsheets are required.
  • Fluency in English and host country language required.

Kenyan and Tanzanian nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.

Please apply online at https://internationaljobs-acdivoca.icims.com No phone calls please. Only finalists contacted. Women and minorities encouraged to apply. EOE

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ACDI / VOCA Communications / Knowledge Management Specialist Job in Kenya

Since 1963 and in 146 countries, ACDI / VOCA has empowered people in developing and transitional nations to succeed in the global economy. 

Based in Washington, D.C., ACDI / VOCA is a nonprofit international development organization that delivers technical and management assistance in agribusiness, financial services, enterprise development, community development and food security to promote broad-based economic growth and vibrant civil society. 

ACDI / VOCA currently has approximately 49 projects in 30 countries and total revenues of $151 million.

Overview: ACDI/VOCA is currently implementing a $45 million, five-year development program entitled Feed the Future Livestock Market Systems (LMS) in 5 Northern Kenya Counties (Turkana, Wajir, Marsabit, Isiolo & Garissa) funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). 

The objective of the program is to strengthen people’s Resilience to shocks and stresses and reduce the prevalence and depth of poverty, household hunger and chronic undernutrition. 

The program aims to do so by taking collective action on Economic Opportunities and by Strengthening Institutions, Market Systems, Governance and Human capital.
 

Pursuant to that objective, ACDI/VOCA is seeking for experienced and talented professional for a Communications / Knowledge Management Specialist position. 

Based in Nairobi and working across the 5 Counties, the individual will report to the Communications and Outreach Director and be actively involved in planning, execution and management of all communication strategy to increase program visibility, communicating implementation progress and grow impact of the program.  

The incumbent will be responsible for supporting and coordinating the communications related to the Livestock Market System Activity.
 

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Provide support to Communications and Outreach Director to develop communications and outreach strategies, and implement all communication related activities;
  • Draft, edit, review and ensure accurate translations of Livestock Market System’s communication materials and dissemination of briefings and speeches, news releases, success stories, talking points, Q&As, videos, radio spots, events and launches etc.;
  • In collaboration with the Communications and Outreach Director and technical teams, oversee the planning, and organization of special events and activities that promote Livestock Market System’s awareness and management;
  • Work with the head of department to ensure monthly and quarterly reports are produced and disseminated;
  • Support the communications activities by rolling out a collaboration, learning and adaption plan for Livestock Market Systems Activity;
  • Monitor effectiveness of communication to ensure Livestock Market System achieves its desired goals;
  • Monitor news trends in Garissa, Isiolo, Marsabit, Turkana and Wajir counties;
  • Builds capacity and provide communications support to the technical team, to help them better communicate development and change.

Qualifications:

  • A degree in Communication, development communication or its equivalent;
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in development communication and knowledge management with NGOs or private sector;
  • Strong communications planning skills – understanding how to plan and implement the strategy;
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills and experience writing communications outputs: situation reports, case studies, and factsheets/briefings;
  • Ability to research, analyze, evaluate and synthesize information;
  • Good skills in writing articles and pieces for internal and external dissemination;
  • Proven ability to work as a team player;
  • Preparedness to travel frequently in project counties including to remote locations is essential;

To Apply:
 

Please include the position title in the subject line. 

Resume and related application documents shall be provided as a single attachment and list long-term employment history and any relevant short-term consulting work. 

Due to the high volume of applications we are not able to respond to inquiries via phone. 

Only those candidates considered for an interview will be contacted. 

ACDI/VOCA is an equal opportunity employer. 

Women, minorities and people from diverse groups are encouraged to apply. 

EOE

ACDI / VOCA County Program Managers Jobs in Kenya

Since 1963 and in 146 countries, ACDI / VOCA has empowered people in developing and transitional nations to succeed in the global economy. 

Based in Washington, D.C., ACDI / VOCA is a nonprofit international development organization that delivers technical and management assistance in agribusiness, financial services, enterprise development, community development and food security to promote broad – based economic growth and vibrant civil society. 

ACDI / VOCA currently has approximately 49 projects in 30 countries and total revenues of $151 million
 

Overview: ACDI/VOCA is currently implementing a $45 million, five-year program entitled “Feed the Future Livestock Market Systems (LMS)” development projects in Northern Kenya funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). 

The aim of the USAID Kenya Feed the Future LMS program is to strengthen people’s resilience to shocks and stresses and reduce the prevalence and depth of poverty, household hunger, and chronic undernutrition. 

The program aims to do so by taking collective action on economic opportunities, and by strengthening institutions, market systems, governance, and human capital.

Pursuant to its mission, ACDI/VOCA is seeking for 3 experienced and talented professionals for County Program Managers positions to be based in Wajir, Marsabit and Turkana Counties respectively. 

The position will oversee the overall programme development and management efforts in the Counties. 

The Program Manager will be responsible for using community-driven, participatory approaches to support and develop efforts that facilitate a more competitive livestock value chain for pastoralists moving up in the livestock market system. 

He will also support in establishing viable, diversified livelihood opportunities for those moving up or out of the sector within the Counties. 

With direct reporting line to the Deputy Chief of Party, the County Program Manager will supervise all the Project team in the county office. 

He/She will work closely with the other technical teams to ensure quality and timely delivery of the Project.

Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the technical quality of Program activities in respective counties that, among others, include: creating incentives for commercial investment in the livestock and supporting services sectors, facilitating market linkages.
  • Support Deputy Chief of Party in providing leadership management and general technical direction of the project.
  • Maintain a daily, operational commitment to the program’s systemic and inclusive implementation approach.
  • Coordinate with other LMS technical staff in conducting continuous community-level market research and value chain analyses of the project which will serve as the basis for project external and internal communications, annual work planning and strategy formulation.
  • Based on community consultations and constraints analyses, identify and implement activities into rural areas collaboratively with other partners.
  • Coordinate with the technical team on a regular basis to participate in regular planning processes; discuss field activities, successes, and potential issues and risks; and contribute to knowledge management.
  • Ensure implementation of the Gender Integration Strategy including Coordinating with the Gender Advisor to ensure that gender considerations can be meaningfully and efficiently integrated throughout all of LMS activities and operations in the County.
  • Identify issues and risks related to program implementation in a timely manner, and suggest appropriate program adjustments. 
  • Ensure quality control and timeliness of all deliverables.  Prepare and contribute to work plans, financial, logistical and other documents as requested to facilitate the successful, responsive implementation of the program.
  • Maintain appropriate files and documentation of all project and program development activities including correspondence and minutes of meetings where decisions are made
  • Support the overall knowledge management process, contributing to quarterly reports and the M&E process.
  • Collaborate closely with the Government, PREG Members and other donor-funded projects operating in the counties to build synergies, Layering and Integration of activities.
  • Provide leadership in the LMS Agenda interventions to strengthen livestock value chains and improving the benefits of market participation for pastoralists.
  • Maintain strong relationships with groups, associations and government partners supporting various actors in the livestock sector.
  • Work with target actors to provide opportunities to participate in entrepreneurial/ innovations/ capacity building or training, as well as other market-based opportunities by building linkages.
  • Maintain regular constructive communication with all project sub-contractors.
  • Develop project collaboration with the public authorities in the Counties and particularly with the line Government departments.
  • Promote the project in Counties and seek leverage with other projects, donors, and investors.
  • Regularly visit project sites to monitor project implementation progress.
  • Provide day to day office operations and administrative leadership for various program partners operating in the county and ensure cost allocations to relevant program partners for various office activities.
  • Oversee technical and operational staff in the County office and manage relevant finances/budgets. 
  • Develop briefs to the DCOP about all issues which could cause serious harm to the project as well as to ACDI/VOCA’s reputation and business.
  • Ensure that appropriate security procedures and roles are followed by the project staff and any other assignments or tasks at the request of his/her supervisor.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in Entrepreneurship, Business Management, Livestock Marketing, Agribusiness Management, International Relations, Development Studies, Pastoral Livestock Systems Development or a related field. A Master’s Degree in a related field is highly preferred.
  • Minimum of 7 years of practical experience in the Livestock Sector and value chain and/or MSME development or closely related field.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills is required.
  • Good problem solver, self-starter, creative and innovative, good communication, leadership and reporting skills required.
  • Ability to travel within the designated counties (Wajir, Marsabit or Turkana). The position requires extensive field travel. 

To Apply:
 

In the subject line, please include the position title and a county(s) that you would like to be considered for. 

Resume and all associated application documents shall be provided as a single attachment and list long-term employment history and any relevant short-term consulting work. 

Due to the high volume of applications we are not able to respond to inquiries via phone.

Only those candidates considered for an interview will be contacted. 

Interviews will be conducted in the base location of the position. 

ACDI/VOCA is an equal opportunity employer. 

Women, minorities and people from diverse groups are encouraged to apply. 

EOE

ACDI / VOCA Operations Assistant Job in Kenya

Since 1963 and in 146 countries, ACDI / VOCA has empowered people in developing and transitional nations to succeed in the global economy. 

Based in Washington, D.C., ACDI / VOCA is a nonprofit international development organization that delivers technical and management assistance in agribusiness, financial services, enterprise development, community development and food security in order to promote broad-based economic growth and vibrant civil society. 

ACDI / VOCA currently has approximately 49 projects in 30 countries and total revenues of $151 million
 

 

Overview: ACDI / VOCA is currently implementing a $45 million, five-year program entitled “Feed the Future Livestock Market Systems (LMS)” development projects in Northern Kenya funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). 

The aim of the USAID Kenya Feed the Future LMS program is to strengthen people’s resilience to shocks and stresses and reduce the prevalence and depth of poverty, household hunger, and chronic undernutrition. 

The program aims to do so by taking collective action on economic opportunities, and by strengthening institutions, market systems, governance, and human capital.

Pursuant to its mission, ACDI/VOCA is seeking for experienced and talented professionals for the Operations Assistant positions in one of the designated counties (Garissa, Wajir and Turkana) in Kenya. 

The Operations Assistant will handle all aspects of the administration and operations in the county offices. 
 

Responsibilities:

  • Manage administrative, operations and procurement activities in the project and ensure that these operations are in compliance with ACDI/VOCA’s Employee Personnel Manual (EPM), Procurement Manual, USAID rules and regulations, and applicable Kenyan law;
  • Address general mail deliveries for the office, including invoices, requests for information, etc.
  • Monitor office equipment and maintain supply levels. Submit supply order requests as needed;
  • Act as liaison to outside vendors;
  • Assist with setup for new staff members and coordinates the onboarding and orientation for the field-based employees;
  • Ensure the office is cleaned and well maintained;
  • Ensure efficient maintenance and security of office assets.
  • Ensure efficient organization and execution of events, conferences, workshops, large general meetings
  • Supervise and provide day-to-day guidance to the driver and any temporary or contract workers such as cleaners, security guards, maintenance workers, etc.
  • Monitor and record time and attendance for all staff – inform the HR Manager of staff leave (annual and sick) and ensure possession of required approvals;
  • Maintain organized and accurate records, including the submission of payment requests for general invoices, payments, and expense reports;
  • Maintain adequate Petty Cash and liquidate the balance when replenishment is required. Perform cash counts on a daily basis and report the end day balance to Finance Manager. Enter all cash transactions in cash book on a daily basis;
  • Maintain and/or prepare receipts of items purchased and provide office asset information to the Procurement Manager for entering into the electronic inventory system;

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of bachelor’s degree in management or related field is required
  • Minimum 2 years of related experience, preferably within the international development arena.
  • Good understanding and experience with USAID policies and procedures pertaining to procurement.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills is required
  • Must be a problem solver and self-starter. Must exercise creativity and innovation, good communication, leadership and reporting skills.

To Apply:
 

In the subject line, please include the position title and a county(s) that you would like to be considered for. Resume and all associated application documents shall be provided as a single attachment and list long-term employment history and any relevant short-term consulting work. 

Due to the high volume of applications we are not able to respond to inquiries via phone. 

Only those candidates considered for an interview will be contacted. Interviews will be conducted in the base location of the position. 

ACDI/VOCA is an equal opportunity employer. 

Women, minorities and people from diverse groups are encouraged to apply. 

EOE

ACDI / VOCA Security Advisor Job in Kenya

Since 1963 and in 146 countries, ACDI / VOCA has empowered people in developing and transitional nations to succeed in the global economy. 

Based in Washington, D.C., ACDI / VOCA is a nonprofit international development organization that delivers technical and management assistance in agribusiness, financial services, enterprise development, community development and food security in order to promote broad-based economic growth and vibrant civil society.

ACDI / VOCA currently has approximately 49 projects in 30 countries and total revenues of $151 million
 

 

Overview: ACDI / VOCA is currently implementing a $45 million, five-year program entitled “Feed the Future Livestock Market Systems (LMS)” development projects in Northern Kenya funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

The aim of the USAID Kenya Feed the Future LMS program is to strengthen people’s resilience to shocks and stresses and reduce the prevalence and depth of poverty, household hunger, and chronic undernutrition. 

The program aims to do so by taking collective action on economic opportunities, and by strengthening institutions, market systems, governance, and human capital.

Pursuant to its mission, ACDI/VOCA is seeking for experienced and talented professionals for the Security Advisor position. The position will be based in Nairobi and responsible for supporting security program development, coordination, implementation, and compliance monitoring.

Responsibilities:

Security: 

  • Manage the physical security of all ACDI/VOCA Kenya project office(s) – and residence(s) and advise on enhancements where appropriate.
  • Assist in the preparation, implementation, and maintenance of the ACDI/VOCA Security Management Plan including relevant preventative and reactive protocols and procedures.
  • Oversee any external security provider (i.e. guards, escort services) and oversee security provider and their performance.
  • Conduct ongoing security risk assessments – both in the field and remotely – throughout the areas of implementation and advise project management on appropriate risk mitigation measures.
  • Continually monitor the security environment within implementation areas and advise on programmatic accessibility.
  • Ensure all security incidents are mapped and that an incident report framework is in place.
  • Provide contextual security briefings, security tree testing and preparedness drills to program management.
  • Provide arrival security briefings for all international visitors.

Communications

  • Liaise with other NGO’s, Partner Liaison Security Operation, INSO, UN, Government, Diplomatic and security providers on security related matters.
  • Foster and maintain an intelligence and information network.
  • Assist in the management of emergency response communications and ensure staff awareness.
  • Engage with community leaders to ensure acceptance of the ACDI/VOCA mission; access to beneficiaries; awareness of the local security environment.

Transport

  • Assist in training of local drivers.
  • Ensure compliance with ACDI/VOCA vehicle policy pertaining to security.
  • Monitor the vehicle tracking platform.
  • Monitor route safety and accessibility to implementation areas. 

Coordination

  • Coordination of the above-mentioned activities with COP’s / Project Management.
  • Be part of, and inform, the in-country security management team during times of crisis.
  • Submit security and incident reports to COP’s / Project Managers and the ACDI/VOCA HQ Director of Security.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field is a must. Formal security qualifications and / or advanced security management training is essential.
  • Must have at least 5 years demonstrable experience in a security advising role within International NGO community.
  • Experienced in liaising with civilian, police and military government authorities.
  • Experience with incident reporting, incident mapping, intelligence collation and analysis functions, set up and execution of an incident warning system (warden system), compilation of security reports and assessments.
  • Strong analytical capacity.
  • Willingness to work and travel in often difficult and insecure environments.
  • Competency in internet and Microsoft office systems including MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, access and other database/mapping systems.
  • Fluency in English, both written and spoken. Ability to speak Kiswahili and other local languages and added advantage

To Apply:
 

Please include the position title in the subject line. 

Application shall be provided as a single attachment and list long-term employment history and any relevant short-term consulting work. 

Due to the high volume of applications we are not able to respond to inquiries via phone. 

Only those candidates considered for an interview will be contacted. 

ACDI/VOCA is an equal opportunity employer. 

Women, minorities and people from diverse groups are encouraged to apply. 

EOE

ACDI / VOCA IT Specialist Job in Kenya

Since 1963 and in 146 countries, ACDI / VOCA has empowered people in developing and transitional nations to succeed in the global economy. 

Based in Washington, D.C., ACDI / VOCA is a nonprofit international development organization that delivers technical and management assistance in agribusiness, financial services, enterprise development, community development and food security in order to promote broad-based economic growth and vibrant civil society. 

ACDI / VOCA currently has approximately 49 projects in 30 countries and total revenues of $151 million
 

 

Overview: ACDI/VOCA is currently implementing a $45 million, five-year program entitled “Feed the Future Livestock Market Systems (LMS)” development projects in Northern Kenya funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). 

The aim of the USAID Kenya Feed the Future LMS program is to strengthen people’s resilience to shocks and stresses and reduce the prevalence and depth of poverty, household hunger, and chronic undernutrition. 

The program aims to do so by taking collective action on economic opportunities, and by strengthening institutions, market systems, governance, and human capital.

Pursuant to its mission, ACDI/VOCA is seeking for experienced and talented professionals for the IT Specialist position. 

The position will be based in Nairobi and responsible for handling all aspects of IT support to Nairobi and project’s field offices located in Isiolo, Marsabit, Wajir, Garrisa and Turkana counties.
 

Responsibilities:

  • Provide support and advise in procurement of all IT related goods and services
  • Trouble shoot hardware, software and network operating systems as well as configure servers, firewall, switch and other networked hardware equipment for small local area networks
  • Respond to all staff IT-related emergencies and provide all staff networks with troubleshooting support including but not limited to diagnosis and resolving end-user network or local printer problems, PC hardware problems and e-mail, internet, remote access and local-area network problems.
  • Provide hardware repairs and services for the office equipment’s
  • Determine information system requirements & provide recommendations
  • Assist the ACDI VOCA project staff to maximize output from the IT infrastructure by providing information and education to familiarize them with the technology and relevant policy.
  • Schedule for preventive maintenance of all IT equipment’s
  • Liaise with the ISP as required to ensure continued availability of the Internet
  • Network routing, and all other internal and external network communications systems.
  • Monitors and reviews logs reporting on network and server operation.  Trouble-shoots as required.
  • Perform, verify and test data backup and other disaster recovery procedures to minimize loss of data.
  • Ensure all computers have current anti-virus software
  • Develop and install backup system for office computer data
  • Ensure system integrity, availability and security by establishing proper controls and resolution procedures.
  • Provide technical advice to the management in decisions relating to the strategic use of IT and make recommendations on acquisition and deployment of new and existing technologies.
  • Install new network-related hardware and software.
  • Maintain the staff’s e-mail accounts using mail server software on local servers.
  • Perform weekly archiving of ACDI VOCA Kenya documents in the local server.
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

  • University Degree in information systems/computer sciences, or equivalent knowledge, required.
  • Three years’ professional experience managing an office network.
  • Experience administering an office network, including ISP relations and remote user connectivity.
  • Knowledge of the consulting process directed at client and product delivery.
  • Specialization in TCP/IP protocol is required.
  • Knowledge of PC hardware maintenance, updating and troubleshooting a must.
  • Must have good communication and training skills.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of PC hardware installation, repair, testing, and troubleshooting.
  • Must be a team player

To Apply:
 

Please include the position title in the subject line. 

Application shall be provided as a single attachment and list long-term employment history and any relevant short-term consulting work. 

Due to the high volume of applications we are not able to respond to inquiries via phone. 

Only those candidates considered for an interview will be contacted. 

ACDI/VOCA is an equal opportunity employer. 

Women, minorities and people from diverse groups are encouraged to apply. 

EOE

ACDI / VOCA Grant Officer Job in Nairobi, Kenya

ACDI / VOCA
 

Job Title: Grant Officer
 

Department: Grants
 

Location: Nairobi
 

Reports To: Grants Manager   
 

Summary: As part of the U.S. government’s expanded Feed the Future strategy in Kenya, ACDI / VOCA is implementing a five-year, USAID – funded program to increase economic growth in the counties of Marsabit and Isiolo by building a more inclusive and competitive livestock value chain.

 

The REGAL-AG program builds upon and deepens the USAID investment in select areas to improve the inclusiveness and competitiveness of the livestock value chain in Isiolo and Marsabit Counties while furthering livestock-related economic opportunities.  

A key focus on the project involves facilitating behavior change in actors all along the chain – from livestock keepers, to middlemen, traders, transporters, and buyers – in order to improve their economic resilience and stimulate growth.

In order to garner community-driven, basic infrastructure improvement projects that will help lay the foundation for improved market access for pastoralists, REGAL-Accelerated Growth has established a Community Contracting Fund. 

This flexible contracting mechanism will provide investment in livestock-focused infrastructure in order to alleviate market constraints and benefit the local communities; it will also provide infrastructural investments to private sector led projects. 

We expect these investments to result in more efficient market places, and increased revenue for community institutions as well as county governments.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The Grant Office will work under the guidance of the Grants Manager and will be based in Nairobi with significant travel to the field. 

He/She will be responsible for managing a portfolio of in-kind grants and construction contracts, from pre-award to close out. 

As necessary, the Grants Officer will also provide general support to the Finance Unit.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

Pre-Award

  • Assist in logging in of all grant applications/concept papers and compliance review of the same.
  • Work with selected grantees and sub-contractors to ensure budgets are in line with program activities and that costs are reasonable, allowable and allocable
  • Assist in conducting pre-award/due diligence assessments for prospective grantees.

Award

  • Prepare grant and contractor award documents for review by the Grants Manager and approval by relevant parties. This will include grant and contractor agreements, negotiation memorandums and modification documents among others.

Post-Award

  • Assist with procurement specific to in-kind grants, monitor and track grantee expenditures in line with ACDI/VOCA Procurement policies and standards.
  • Assist in facilitating the processing of payments to contractors.
  • Maintain tracking schedules of grantee and contractor payments, expenses and reconciliations.
  • Identify grantee capacity building needs and provide technical assistance where needed
  • Filing and maintaining proper records of the Community Contracting Fund (CCF) and sub-grantees.

Close-Out

  • Ensure the timely and proper close out of grants. This will involve preparing relevant close-out documents for approval to include disposition documentation, modification agreements on close out where appropriate, close out checklists, release of liability documentation etc.

Other

  • Support CFO and Accountant with other CCF and Finance Sector activities.
  • Maintain up to date knowledge of USAID rules and regulations and ensure implementation at all times
  • Any other duties as may be assigned.

Education & Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field, including business, accounting, or compliance
  • At least CPA Part II
  • Three to five years of related experience in grants, subcontracts, procurement, and compliance with donor regulations
  • Expert with FAR & AIDAR as applicable to subcontracting and procurement
  • The ability to apply the clauses and negotiate without management or legal support
  • Ability to independently develop amendments and modifications as a result of negotiations
  • Strong written and oral communication skills as well as thorough familiarity with Microsoft Office applications
  • Previous attendance at USAID training in contracting and compliance preferred
  • Motivated to grow and develop professionally

To be considered for this recruitment, please e-mail your resume to regalag@joinav.org  no later than April 28th, 2016. 

Please include the position title in the subject line.  

No phone calls please.  

Only finalists contacted.  

Women and minorities encouraged to apply.  

EOE.