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Kenya: Base Admin Tana River-Emergency Recruitment

Organization: Action Against Hunger USA
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 04 Jul 2018


Founded in 1979, Action Against Hunger is an international humanitarian organization that delivers programs in over 44 countries. Recognized worldwide as a leader in the fight against hunger, our mission is to save lives through the prevention, detection, and treatment of malnutrition, especially during and after emergency situations and conflicts. From crisis to sustainability, Action Against Hunger tackles the underlying causes of malnutrition and its effects. By integrating our programs with local and national systems, we further ensure that short-term interventions become long-term solutions. With head offices in France, the United Kingdom, Spain, the United States and Canada, our international network shares its combined resources, breadth of experience and technical expertise in pursuit of a world without hunger. Action Against Hunger has been present in Kenya since 2001 and is currently implementing activities in West Pokot, Mandera, Samburu, Isiolo, Tana River Trans Nzoia, Kakamega, Bungoma and Busia counties.


Activities under this objective include:

Activity 1: General Finance:

• Responsible for finance at base level,

• To ensure proper implementation of Action Against Hunger’s’s financial rules and procedures.

• Responsible for the financial authorization of the expenses done on the base in compliance with financial procedures and monthly cash forecast

• Record all working advances in the advance book and follow up on their clearance by staff on a timely basis.

• To ensure that each cash & bank transaction is justified by an appropriate invoice/receipt, and to ensure the quality of receipts (name, patent no., stamp, description, date, amount, etc.)

• Responsible for proper & regular filing of all finance documents at the base.

Activity 2: Budget Management

• Where required provide inputs to budget proposal design and procurement plan design.

• Check availability of funds for all activities and expenses- validate the procurement requests and SPOs

• Hold monthly Budget Follow Up(BFU) meetings at base level and communicate feedback to Nairobi Finance office

• Ensure that correct budget lines are used for each activity & expenses- link to PFU and BFU

Activity 3: Cash & Bank Management:

• To ensure respect of Action Against Hunger’s finance procedures and Cash Management Policy at the base level.

• Monthly cash and bank reconciliation

• Ensure safekeeping of Action Against Hunger funds and assets

• Make cash count at least once a week and also at the end of each month (in writing )

• Consolidate the base cash forecasts. Ensure liquidity at base level- sending balances to Nairobi , follow up on transfers to bases

• Ensure base expenditures are in line with the approved cash forecast, analyze discrepancy between actual expenditures and cash forecast

Activity 4: SAGA:

• Record all transactions in the SAGA cashbook in full respect of internal saga rules. This cashbook & bank book must be updated on a daily basis to be able to verify the physical bank & cash balance at any time.

• Ensure that correct budget lines are used for each activity & expenses- link to PFU and BFU

• Responsible for the SAGA monthly closing: check all books and transmit all documents before the 4nd of the following month to Nairobi finance team.


Activities under this objective include:

Activity 1:Administration of Employment practices

· To ensure the implementation of the staff regulation in the base,

· To ensure the proper communication within the base concerning administrative issues,

· To implement all HR procedures, projects and initiatives in the base and to propose to the Head of Base on new procedures where required,

· To maintain an accurate staff database of the staff in Tana River, management of leave to include leave plans and leave follow up

· To ensure the Payroll Alteration Forms are remitted to Nairobi HR on the 15th of every month for payroll processing.

· Responsible for all HR filing in the base to include recruitment files, personnel files etc.

Activity 2:Employee Resourcing (HR Planning, Recruitment& Selection, Induction& Orientation

· In collaboration with the HR Manager participate in the recruitment and selection process at the field level to include preparing JD’s, job adverts, receiving and sorting applications, preparing interview materials, interview schedules, contact candidates for interviews and help set up for interviews.

· Working closely with the HR Manager, prepare recruitment documentation to include the recruitment matrix and conducting reference checks.To assist the HR Manager in the orientation and induction of new staff at the base. This includes, preparing an induction schedule for new staff, collecting all documents from new employees as per the employee personnel checklist and opening employee personnel files for all new employees as well as assisting in conducting comprehensive HR induction at base leve.

· Advise on staffing needs including need for new hire and/or reduction.

Activity 3: Employee Relations

· Responsible for staff welfare at the base level to include but not limited to staff meetings, medical, contributions etc.

· To ensure that each disciplinary action is justified, compliant to the law and staff regulation, and validated by HR Nairobi.

· To prepare for the base all proposition regarding changes in the HR policy, i.e. food baskets, organization chart, comments on the salary grading structure and to be communicated to the HR Manager who will liaise with other coordination

· Be a change champion for HR initiatives and projects at the base level

· Working closely with the HR Manager, assist in the implementation of HR projects and initiatives at the base level

Required Education:

· Degree in Finance, Commerce, Business Administration or related studies. Diploma in HR and or CPA will be an added advantage.

· Basic knowledge of and interpretation of the Kenyan labour laws

Preferred Skills/Competencies:

· Excellent analytical and writing skills.

· At least 3 years’ experience in and Administration Management

· Demonstrated flexibilty and or adaptability.

· Excellent organizational and planning skills

· Good writing skills.

· Good management and representation skills.

· Good interpersonal skills

· Strong leadership skills

· Ability to work in a high pressured environment


Reporting responsibilities

· Base Treasury and Cash Count,

· Monthly accountancy and supporting documentation

· HR monthly reports

· Payroll Alteration forms

What Action Against Hunger will offer:

· Start date: Immediate.

· Duty station: Tana River

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

§ Career development opportunities with Action Against Hunger

§ Training opportunities

§ Comprehensive medical cover for self and dependents

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

How to apply:

Interested candidates should forward their applications including a cover letter, curriculum vitae and telephone contacts and email addresses of 3 referees preferably former/current supervisors (certificates will be required later on in the recruitment process) to www.myhotkenyanjobs.com/action

Deadline for receiving applications is by COB 4th July 2018..Position opened to Kenyan Nationals only.**

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Kenya: Finance & Admin Manager, Kenya

Organization: Action Africa Help – International
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 25 May 2018

AAH Kenya is recruiting a Finance and Administration Manager (FAM). S/he will be a strategic thought-partner, and report to the Country Program Manager. The candidate will lead and develop the country team to support the following areas; finance, business planning and budgeting, human resources, administration and IT. The FAM will play a critical role in partnering with the senior management team (SMT) in strategic decision-making and operations of the Kenya programme of Action Africa Help International (AAH-I).

Duties & Responsibilities

Financial Management

  • Analyse and present financial reports in an accurate and timely manner, clearly communicate monthly and annual financial statements; collate financial reporting materials for all AAH Kenya donors and oversee all financial, project/program and grants accounting.
  • Coordinate and lead the annual audit process; liaise with external auditors and the Finance and Administration Director (FAD).
  • Coordinate all project audits within the AAH Kenya Program
  • Oversee and lead annual budgeting and planning process in conjunction with the FAD; administer and review all financial plans and budgets; monitor progress and changes and keep senior Management team (SMT) abreast of the Country's financial status.
  • Manage AAH Kenya cash flow and forecasting.
  • Implement a robust financial management/reporting system; ensure that financial data and cash flow are steady and support operational requirements.
  • Update and implement all necessary business policies and accounting practices; improve the finance departments overall policy and procedure manual.
  • Effectively communicate and present the critical financial matters to the AAH Kenya board of directors.
  • Review of monthly bank reconciliations for all bank accounts (both AAH Kenya and AAH-I) to verify accuracy and compliance to policy.
  • Management of the South Sudan gratuity fund


  • Oversee administrative functions as well as facilities to ensure efficient and consistent operations.
  • Coordinate and liaise with all external partners including third-party vendors and consultants for to ensure efficiency and transparency.
  • Establish and manage a comprehensive training program to AAH Kenya employees on key processes, tools, policies and procedures.

Professional qualifications

  • Minimum of a Bachelors Degree in Commerce.
  • A Certified Accounting qualification (CPA-K, ACCA, CFA) with active membership.
  • MBA/MSC is an added advantage.

Minimum relevant experience required

  • At least 7 years' of overall professional experience in financial and operations management.
  • Ability to translate financial concepts to- and to effectively collaborate with – programmatic and fundraising colleagues who do not necessarily have finance back ground.
  • A track record in grants management.
  • Working Experience with different donors – DFID, USAID, EC
  • Knowledge of various accounting and reporting software.
  • Excellent communication and relationship building skills with ability to prioritize, negotiate and work with internal and external stakeholders.
  • A multi tasker with the ability to wear many hats in a fast-paced environment.
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility and dedication to the mission of AAH Kenya.

How to apply:

Interested candidates should email application letter and CV (with 3 referees) addressed to recruitke@actionafricahelp.org to be received by 25 May, 2018. The email Subject Line must show the job title of the position applied for. AAH-I is an equal-opportunity employer. We thank candidates for their high interest in the opportunities we publish on our website. Due to the high number of applications we receive, we will only get back to shortlisted candidates.

Kenya: Regional Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning Advisor

Organization: Action Against Hunger USA
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 09 May 2018



supporting consistent design, application and engagement with Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning systems and initiatives.

strengthening country program Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning systems by rolling out Action Against Hunger’s Multi-Sectorial Monitoring &Evaluation Guidelines and Minimum Standards; identifying strategic opportunities to generate and use data from MEAL, and improving and maintaining systems to foster the quality of Action Against Hunger USA interventions through improved monitoring and evaluation.



  • Planning, development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of Action Against Hunger USA MEAL activities.
  • To Review and develop tools and frameworks to support the implementation of multi-sectorial monitoring and evaluation activities at HQ and field level.
  • Support the development of MEAL country strategies in line with Action Against Hunger’s monitoring and evaluation policies and strategies, including the M&E Minimum Standards and Action Against Hunger’s global reporting framework.
  • Ensure all HQ technical/operations and senior country level staff is aware and fully understand, apply and use Action Against Hunger technical policies and guidelines relevant to MEAL, including the Evaluation Policy, Nutrition Security Policy, and Gender Policy.
  • Support the Associate Director, Data Analytics in Identifying the monitoring and evaluation training and other capacity building needs of the various teams and create training modules and guides adapted to the capacity of the teams in collaboration with the Regional Training Center
  • Represent Action Against Hunger USA internally in the network on debate and activities around MEAL, including in the MEAL Working Group.


  • You have a Post-Graduate degree (Master’s Degree or higher preferred) in M&E, program quality, accountability, project management, socio-economics, statistics, or related field.
  • You have a Minimum of 5 years previous work in monitoring and evaluation programs with an international humanitarian organization.
  • You have proven experience and/or personal commitment to promoting gender equality within the humanitarian and/or development work.
  • You have experience working in humanitarian contexts, emergency and post-crisis, in all the steps of the Project Cycle Management.
  • You have experience in a monitoring and evaluation position with an international humanitarian organization (country, region or headquarters).
  • You have experience in humanitarian coordination mechanisms.
  • You have excellent knowledge of technical fields related to Monitoring & Evaluation, PQA, project management, data management, knowledge management systems, learning and development.
  • You have good working knowledge of HAP, Sphere, PIA, information management softwares, etc.
  • You have Strong experience with mobile data collection technologies, such as ODK, Kobo Toolbox, Commcare.
  • You have experience in Geographic Information Systems and mapping platforms.
  • You are flexible, adaptable, dynamic and enthusiastic; interest to work with other sectors of the humanitarian scope;
  • You are able to present clear ideas and arguments, providing distance support, training and influence.
  • You are able to manage and prioritize own workload.
  • You have the motivation to work within the humanitarian sector and to link it to other initiatives (research, external communication, outreach, etc.).
  • You have good working knowledge of computer software, MS Office and nutrition related software (EPiInfo, ENA, SPSS, etc.).
  • You have the capacity to write and review complex technical and donor reports.
  • Fluent written and spoken English.
  • Working knowledge of French is desirable.


Action Against Hunger values its employees and offers a comprehensive remuneration and benefits package. These include but are not limited to: –

  • Health Insurance
  • R&R Breaks
  • Paid annual leave (vacation)
  • Training opportunities
  • Child allowance

For an all-inclusive list of benefits check the Action Against Hunger Website

How to apply:

To apply click on the link below;

Kenya: National Project Officer

Organization: UNOPS
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 03 Apr 2018

Background Information

The Secretariat of the Nairobi Convention for the Protection, Management and Development of Coastal and Marine Environment of the Western Indian Ocean within the Ecosystems Division of the UN Environment in collaboration with the Consortium for the Conservation of Coastal and Marine Ecosystems in the Western Indian Ocean is executing the GEF project on Implementation of the Strategic Action Programme for the protection of the Western Indian Ocean from land-based sources and activities’ (WIOSAP). The participating countries include Comoros, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Seychelles, Somalia, Mozambique, South Africa, and Tanzania.

The Transboundary Diagnostic Analysis (TDA) produced by the GEF project “*Addressing* *land based activities in the Western Indian Ocean (*WIO-LaB, 2004-2010) identified priority issues and potential areas of intervention related to land-based sources and activities that impact on the marine and coastal environment. The priority issues targeted for implementation are physical alteration and destruction of habitats; water and sediment quality deterioration due to pollution; alteration in freshwater flows and sediment loads from rivers; and inadequate governance systems and awareness. Further, the TDA identified several sites as the main hotspots of physical alteration and destruction of habitats, pollution and river-coast interaction in the region.

The WIOSAP project is largely based on the WIO-LaB Strategic Action Programme for the protection of the WIO Region from land-based sources and activities. The WIOSAP project is intended to reduce impacts from land-based sources and activities on coastal and marine ecosystems through the implementation of the agreed Strategic Action Programme priorities. The project addresses the priorities through four main components namely, sustainable management of critical habitats (Component A), improved water quality to attain international standards by the year 2035 in the region (Component B), sustainable management of river flows (Component C), and Component D on governance and regional collaboration to facilitate sustainable management of critical coastal ecosystems and habitats.

The fundamental logic of the WIOSAP Project is to assist countries in implementing their agreed regional strategy with emphasis on country-led execution of activities which will have timely measurable outcomes, generate local solutions to the environmental challenges and provide a basis for replication and lessons. The national work programmes will favour generation of local impacts rather than developing new national strategies or plans, but will support these initiatives if already programmed. The project will be driven by and be responsive to country demand, demonstrated through co-financing and community support (the term ‘community’ is used in both the narrow sense of a village or district, and in the broad sense of sector stakeholders). Essentially the WIOSAP project will be country led, regionally coordinated and demand driven, requiring substantial country responsibility and accountability for project operations.

Implementation of on-the-ground interventions is the most effective mechanism for achieving the short-term (within five years) stress reduction targets set in the Strategic Action Programme. It is for this reason that the selected on-the-ground interventions will be based on the priority list of hotspots identified during the Transboundary Diagnostic Analysis process.

Several demonstration projects will be implemented at national level, based on common criteria specified in the WIOSAP project. In terms of countries that will have active pilot projects on the ground it was agreed at the WIOSAP Project Inception Meeting (in April 2017) and subsequently endorsed by the first Project Steering Committee (in November 2017) that it would be beneficial for the Project to appoint (and directly support) dedicated National Project Officers in countries with demonstration projects. The Nairobi Convention Secretariat therefore seeks to appoint a National Project Officer in Kenya for the duration of the demonstration project activities.

Functional Responsibilities

The National Project Officer will be responsible for monitoring of Demonstration Project activities on the ground and feedback to both national and regional Project structures. He/she will work with Project Implementers to assist them with establishing and executing the project. In this regard, he/she will play an important practical role in providing technical support to the Project Implementers.

Within assigned authority, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties: 1. Participate in the development of an implementation plan for demonstration projects in Kenya and related activities as specified in the WIOSAP project:

  • Give technical input into the development of proposals on demonstration projects;
  • Contribute to the preparation of various written outputs resulting from demonstration project activities and data in Kenya, e.g. draft background papers, analytical notes, sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications, etc.
  • Carry out basic research on selected aspects of the demonstration project in Kenya, operations and other coastal and marine activities, and from diverse sources necessary for interlinkages and implementation of the WIOSAP project;
  • Assist in the preparation of working documents for discussion at the meetings of task teams and working groups supporting the demonstration projects in Kenya as constituted by the WIOSAP project;
  • Prepare and provide required documentation on the projects in Kenya and submit to the WIOSAP regional Project Management Unit within the Nairobi Convention Secretariat;
  • Track progress in the implementation of in-country interventions/demonstration projects in Kenya, monitor performance indicators and targets, carry out national reporting and follow-up through quarterly, half yearly and annual reports. 2. Work with the designated Nairobi Convention National Focal Point in Kenya and National Steering Committee in Kenya for the WIOSAP Project Steering Committee to make strategic decisions on the implementation of various project components and activities:

  • Liaise with WIOSAP national project officers in countries with demonstration/pilot projects to exchange experiences on project implementation;

  • Prepare and share lessons learnt and best practices by periodically publishing and sharing updates from demonstration projects within country and also regionally with other countries;

  • Manage the flow of information, review and substantively respond to requests for advice on technical matters, data and information related to the demonstration projects;

  • Facilitate distribution of outputs and publication of substantive reports and other materials resulting from WIOSAP project activities in Kenya. 3. Support activities on capacity building to enable project implementers fully take part, own and benefit from identified project activities:

  • Assist in the areas of data management as well as its applications within the WIOSAP project activities;

  • Maintain a data and information clearinghouse mechanism for all national/regional projects on critical habitats, water quality and river flows implemented through the WIOSAP project;

  • Participate in technical fora requiring operational familiarity with the WIOSAP project on-line information services and contribute professionally to workshops and meetings aimed at enhancing the effective use of data and information;

  • Ensure and facilitate access to data and technical information by scientific, technical, environmental, legal and policy level information users in the country through the Nairobi Convention clearinghouse and information sharing system;

  • Carry out regular evaluation of available data within the Nairobi Convention clearinghouse and other associated data holders to support implementation of demonstration projects;

  • Maintain appropriate institutional and technical liaison with relevant national, regional and international bodies to ensure collaboration and assistance in interoperability services and development of standards-based interfaces to existing data and information service collated by the WIOSAP project; 4. Undertakes any other tasks as may be assigned in the field of responsibility.

Expected Outputs

  • The effective establishment and implementation of approved Demonstration Projects
  • Regular feedback to national and regional Project structures
  • Provide a link between the Demonstration Project, national and regional Project structures
  • Quarterly, half yearly and annual reports to the WIOSAP Project Management Unit
  • Any other documentation required for overall WIOSAP Project reporting


  • An advanced university degree (Masters or equivalent) in the field of natural sciences, marine science or in the field of environmental sciences.
  • A first level university degree with a combination of two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree


  • A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in national or international organizations with mandate or relevancy to the coastal and marine environment or related area is required.
  • Experience working on coastal and marine environment issues for the coastal area of Kenya is required.
  • Knowledge of and ability to create coastal resources databases with proven experience in management of coastal databases and atlases is desirable.
  • Familiarity with regional development objectives of Western Indian Ocean countries and the goals and procedures of international organizations particularly the United Nations Environment is desirable.


  • Fluency in oral and written English is required.
  • Fluency in written and oral Swahili is desirable.


  • Professional Certifications in GIS and Remote Sensing and Database management are an asset.


Develops and implements sustainable business strategies, thinks long term and externally in order to positively shape the organization. Anticipates and perceives the impact and implications of future decisions and activities on other parts of the organization.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Additional Considerations

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

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

Contract type, level and duration

Contract type: Fixed Term Appointment
Contract level: NOC
Contract duration: one year ( renewable subject to satisfactory performance and funding availability).

  • This is a local position, therefore it is open to the nationals of Kenya and applicants who have a valid residency work permit to work in Kenya.
  • Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position

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

Background Information

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

Working in some of the world’s most challenging environments, our vision is to advance sustainable implementation practices, always satisfying or surpassing our partners’ expectations.

With over 7,000 personnel spread across 80 countries, UNOPS offers its partners the logistical, technical and management knowledge they need, wherever they need it.

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

Background Information – East Africa Hub (EAH)

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

How to apply:

Use this link to apply – https://jobs.unops.org/Pages/ViewVacancy/VADetails.aspx?id=15160

Kenya: Statelessness Eradication Intern

Organization: UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 05 Apr 2018

UNHCR Internship Announcement in Statelessness Eradication

-Terms of Reference-

Functional Title

Regional Statelessness Unit Intern (Protection)

Duty station

UNHCR Regional Service Centre, Nairobi, Kenya

Manager of the position

Snr. Reg. Protection Officer, (Statelessness), UNHCR Regional Service Centre (RSC), Nairobi, Kenya

Duration of assignment

Six months (minimum five)

Date of entry on Duty

As soon as possible

Type of Contract


  1. General Background

The Regional Statelessness Unit at the UNHCR Regional Service Centre (RSC) based in Nairobi is seeking to strengthen its engagement with States and other actors to better identify and protect, resolve existing situations of statelessness and prevent new cases in 16 countries within the region of Central, East and Horn of Africa including Central African Republic, Cameroon, Chad, Republic of Congo, DRC, Burundi, Rwanda, South Sudan, Sudan, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda.

Building regional and continental synergies among African States and creating adequate State mobilization on the right to nationality are critical to ensure effective prevention, reduction and elimination of statelessness by all the countries in the region. This will also contribute to ensuring sufficient support among African Union Member States for finalizing and adopting the draft AU protocol to the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights on the right to nationality and eradication of statelessness. Conducting targeted advocacy towards a range of stakeholders will also be essential and will be increasingly pursued at regional and at national level to ensure that all actors have adequate understanding of issues relating to nationality and statelessness within the region, enabling them to take appropriate actions to end statelessness.

Against this backdrop, the Regional Statelessness Unit at UNHCR RSC is looking to enhance regional dialogue in a coordinated, inclusive and sustained manner to prevent, reduce and eliminate statelessness in the region. UNHCR is partnering with key regional organizations such as the International Conference of the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR), and is also looking to cooperate with other relevant organizations in the region (i.e. IGAD and EAC).

The ICGLR has already spearheaded efforts to address statelessness by ensuring access to nationality and proof of legal identity across the region. The 12 ICGLR Member States adopted in October 2017 the Brazzaville Declaration and Regional Action Plan on eradication of statelessness, which sets out key commitments in line with UNHCR’s Global “IBelong” Campaign to end statelessness. This is a significant achievement, with States committing to adopt National Action Plans; reform their legislation and policies on nationality and civil status; improve birth registration systems, and conduct national and regional studies on the issue by 2019.

UNHCR’s technical support in implementing this Declaration’s commitments requires sustained efforts with dedicated staff, in order to move ahead with a series of activities at national and regional level in 2018 and beyond. These allow for a progressive approach; training and sensitising Government Focal Points nominated as per the Brazzaville Declaration, as well as ICGLR National Coordinators; promoting ratification of the international conventions on statelessness; and culminating in a Ministerial Meeting foreseen for late 2018 with the aim of extending this Regional Action Plan to 2024 and triggering the development of an ICGLR Protocol on eradication of statelessness under the ICGLR Pact. Achieving the objectives of the Brazzaville Declaration are crucial in furthering progress ahead of the 2019 High Level Event on Statelessness, including as part of the build up to the adoption of the draft AU Protocol.

  1. Functional responsibilities & Tasks

Under the direct supervision of the Snr. Regional Protection Officer (Statelessness), the incumbent will:

· Assist the Regional Statelessness Unit in supporting the ICGLR Executive Secretariat and Member States to implement the commitments contained in the Brazzaville Declaration and Regional Action Plan, including:

o Supporting the preparation of the training workshops for ICGLR National Coordinators and government focal points on statelessness;

o Assisting in the preparatory work ahead of the Ministerial Meeting foreseen in late 2018 on statelessness in the ICGLR region;

o Assist in monitoring implementation progress of the Regional Action Plan;

· Provide inputs and support to the UNHCR country operations developing and operationalizing strategies to eradicate statelessness, including review of nationality related legislation;

· Assist in the cataloguing of the Unit’s documents, including by developing a resource library for statelessness in the Great Lakes, Horn of Africa and East African region;

· Assist in producing communications tools such as web stories and articles, brochures, one-pagers, and visibility items to support the office’s advocacy work and ensure coverage of the ICGLR process and efforts to eradicate statelessness at country and regional levels;

· Assist in collecting inputs from country operations in order to prepare quarterly newsletters, including pictures, movies and stories;

· Assist in updating the Regional Data Portal on statelessness;

· Pro-actively provide administrative and logistical support for all activities organized by the section, such as conferences, workshops and trainings;

· Assist in generating regular reports on progress, successes, challenges, constraints and lessons learned in the area of statelessness;

· Provide support for any other operational tasks when required.

  1. Qualifications (academic and work experience)

· Advanced university degree (Masters or equivalent) in law preferably with focus on human rights, refugee law and/or international humanitarian law;

· Excellent legal research and analytical skills;

· Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;

· Excellent drafting and writing skills in English;

· Excellent knowledge of French (spoken and written) as French is essential;

· Excellent organizational skills, with experience organizing events such as conferences, trainings and/or workshops.

  1. Desirable competencies

· Interest and relevant experience in statelessness and nationality issues;

· Sense of innovation and creativity;

· Political awareness and interest to cooperate with regional inter-governmental organizations such as ICGLR, EAC, IGAD, etc;

· At least one year of related professional experience;

· Practical knowledge of Portuguese and/or Arabic ;

· Completion of UNHCR learning programmes on protection of stateless persons would be an asset or any other equivalent external courses.

5. Status of the intern and insurance

  • Interns are neither “staff members” under the Staff Regulations and Rules of the United Nations, nor “officials” within the meaning of the Convention on the Privileges and Immunities of the United Nations of 13 February 1946, as interns are not remunerated for their work. As of 1 June 2018, interns that do not receive financial support from an outside party will receive a monthly Food and Local Transportation Allowance equivalent to 10% of the Daily Subsistence Allowance for Nairobi duty station and based on 30 calendar days (not exceeding USD 1,000 per month).

  • Interns may not represent UNHCR in any official capacity.

  • Costs and arrangements for travel, visas, accommodation and living expenses are the responsibility of the intern or his/her sponsoring institution. However, UNHCR will help with the visa application if applicable and advise accordingly.

  • Interns are not subject to UN security evacuation procedures but may be assisted to leave the country when possible and to the extent feasible.

  • Interns are fully responsible for arranging medical insurance covering their full internship period. Interns will be requested to show proof of valid medical (and life/accident) insurance for the duty station. It must include adequate coverage in the event of an injury or illness during the internship. UNHCR accepts no responsibility for the medical and life insurance of the intern or costs arising from accidents and illness incurred during an internship. As interns are not covered under any insurance, they should not travel to hazardous locations in the course of their internship with UNHCR.

  • Interns will not engage in any activity that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of UNHCR.

  • Interns will maintain confidentiality of all unpublished information made known to them during the internship and will not publish any reports on the basis of information obtained during the period without prior written permission of UNHCR.

How to apply:

Submission of Applications:

If you wish to be considered for this internship, please submit your letter of motivation and P11 Form by e-mail stating Regional Statelessness Internship and your last name in the subject line to: kenrhhr@unhcr.org by 5 April 2018.

The Personal History Form (P11) is attached and also available at the following link: http://www.unhcr.org/ke/vacancies


22 March 2018

Kenya: Livelihood Program Manager

Organization: Action Against Hunger USA
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 30 Mar 2018


Name of the position: Livelihood Program Manager

Country: Kenya

Base: Samburu

Direct line manager: Head of Base

Line management of: Program Officers

Starting date:

As soon as possible

Contract Duration: 1 Year

Founded in 1979, Action Against Hunger is an international humanitarian organization that delivers programs in over 44 countries. Recognized worldwide as a leader in the fight against hunger, our mission is to save lives through the prevention, detection, and treatment of malnutrition, especially during and after emergency situations and conflicts. From crisis to sustainability, Action Against Hunger tackles the underlying causes of malnutrition and its effects. By integrating our programs with local and national systems, we further ensure that short-term interventions become long-term solutions. With head offices in France, the United Kingdom, Spain, the United States and Canada, our international network shares its combined resources, breadth of experience and technical expertise in pursuit of a world without hunger.

Action Against Hunger has been present in Kenya since 2001 and is a transformative leader in nutrition security for improved quality of life among vulnerable communities. Action Against Hunger wants to contribute to the optimal functional performance of National, County, and Community systems through strategic partnerships for innovative nutrition-sensitive and nutrition-specific interventions to achieve its impact. Action Against Hunger is currently implementing activities in West Pokot, Mandera, Samburu, Isiolo, Trans Nzoia, Kakamega, Bungoma and Busia counties.

To achieve this, Action Against Hunger will;

  1. Intervene on the Health and Nutrition sector: evolving from direct service provision to strengthening the health system- focusing on ‘strengthening’ the system more than ‘supporting’ the system

Action Against Hunger-Kenya health and nutrition program has considerably evolved from direct service provision, to scaling up the relationship and partnership with the Ministry of Health (MoH) by recognizing them as the primary health and nutrition service providers and working at building their technical capacity to reach a higher level in the quality of services provided. Strengthening the health system will not happen by indiscriminately working on the six (6) HSS pillar alone but through a critical and holistic review of the health system processes. This critical and holistic diagnostic approach requires having developed a trustful relationship to be able to work together with the health departments, at national, County and sub-county levels

  1. Bringing the Community Health Strategy (CHS) onboard

Within the HSS approach, ACF-Kenya will focus on community health strategy (CHS) as CHS has the potential to have a huge impact on addressing under-nutrition and is, unfortunately, under-utilized. Through this system, Action Against Hunger-Kenya will work with the MoH to create demand and accountability for services offered. This will be achieved through

  1. Applying SBCC approach at community level
  2. Strengthen referral and counter referral system

  3. Scaling up community/citizen engagement

If the system on which Action Against Hunger is supporting is not properly connected to people and there is inadequate engagement with people themselves then results will not be achieved. Deciders are still making crucial decisions on behalf of their citizen and on what they think should be the strategies and the priorities. The most vulnerable groups lack strong voice to advocate for their priorities thus the requirement for an engagement platform.

  1. Sustainability of WASH services to strengthen nutrition sensitive programming

Nutrition sensitive programming remains key to achieving better nutrition impact and reaching targets. WASH is a vital element but the main problem in Kenya is about sustainable access to safe water and sanitation services to withstand the recurrent shocks in ASAL regions. Findings clearly demonstrate critical role of WASH in good nutrition require long-term sustainable solutions for the vulnerable communities embedded in the existing systems and communities

  1. Partnerships

The position holder Will aim to work closely with the Ministry of Health both at National and County levels to support in the implementation of the National and County level strategies related to improving maternal Infant and Young Child Nutrition (MIYCN) and building relationships with key stakeholders including within government institutions, the donor community, NGOs and the private sector.

  1. Research

Research will be aimed at informing program action by building rigorous high quality evidence. Thus, Action Against Hunger will seek to contextualise research findings within the larger health and Nutrition strategy. Research will always be of high quality in order to produce knowledge that is applicable outside of the research setting. Results of the research will also be used to improve programming and inform policy and strategies at the National and County level.

Roles and Responsibilities

1: Implementation of the FS programme program at community level.**

· Define the communities and areas of interventions together with the overall technical team (Nut/FSL/Wash)

· Formulate the programme approach according to the project proposals and the project objectives;

· Formulate the hand-over/exit strategies;

· Define clear targeting approach together with the other technical teams (Nut/FSL/Wash);

· Define the type of activities to be implemented in each community and ensure they are aligned to the approved proposals and work plans.

· Understand and master field sites well and follow-up closely on the FSL team’s field work and to some extend, WASH staff;

· Ensure the implementation of M&E FSL programme systems, as developed together with the M&E Manager

· Support implementation of DRR/Resilience building activities and use of DRR tools such as Participatory Risk, Capacity and Vulnerability Analysis (PCVA)

· Facilitate mainstreaming of DRM, contingency planning through Emergency Planning & Response Plan (EPRP), gender and other cross-sector elements of programming

· Implement FSL activities according to Action Against Hunger and donor guidelines and standards

· Ensure accountability standards are mainstreamed across programs and build capacity among field staff where needed

2: Support and promote Implementation of Nutrition Security Framework.

  • Ensure a close and regular coordination with other technical departments for overall program coherence; and support departments (logistics, administration and human resources) in procurement planning and follow-up, cash forecasts and budget follow-ups, human resources planning and overall staff management
  • Ensure harmonization and coherence of program approach and activities across all program bases with the development of project implementation plans and regular follow-up, including the follow-up of reporting tools for both FSL and WASH.
  • Ensure that the FSL team, especially field staff, work closely with other team members
  • Promote an integrated approach among the WaSH, Nutrition and FSL sectors under the Action Against Hunger Nutrition Security framework
  • Participate in the integrated analysis and interpretation of surveillance data

3: Provide support to Surveillance of the FSL context

· Contribute to the information collection and analysis through FSL assessments, interviews, observations and discussions with other Action Against Hunger departments, NGO personnel, local population and local administration and stakeholders.

· Regularly coordinate and communicate with the other projects on the evolution of the context.

· Contribute to the definition of the FSL strategy in liaison with the Head of base, the Country Director and Regional Technical staff.

· Contribute to the program development including writing of high quality concept notes and proposals for futures interventions as needed

4: Reporting and Program Development

· Compile program reports on a timely basis in liaison with other program staff; Weekly SitRep, Monthly(statistical and narrative), Quarterly and annual donor reports

· In collaboration with the Project officers prepare progress reports, quarterly donor reports, proposals, Program reports project procurement plan and contributes to survey reports.

· In collaboration with Project officers and coordination team; contribute in defining technical strategy when required.

· Participates in the analysis and drafting of activity reports and evaluation of the project.

· In liaison with the Project officers develop project proposal to address County specific gaps

· Ensure new program design incorporates learning from evaluations and After Action Reviews (AAR).

· Ensure the appropriate development and application of high quality technical monitoring systems, indicators and supporting tools to monitor the impact and outcome of programs;

· Participate in the planning, organizing and implementation of surveys, assessments and research studies including post distribution monitoring

5: Information exchange and cooperation with all Action Against Hunger intervention*s* and external stakeholders

· Collaborate with all other Action Against Hunger departments and sectors to ensure the projects are integrated

· Support the County implement evaluation surveys

· Collaboration with other Partners, MOH (S/CHMT), INGOs, NGOs, CBOs and the UN working in this area to ensure smooth running of projects.

· Work in collaboration with the communities and local leaders at all stages of project implementation

· Document human interest stories and lessons learnt

6: Finance, Logistics

· Prepare cash forecast in liaison with the other program staff in line with the work plans

· Ensure the expenditure is as stipulated in the budget lines and strict adherence to the budget limits

· Propose anticipated budget realignment in discussion with the Head of the base

· In liaison with the Finance staff Monitor budget spending in line with spending plan; ensure diligence in grants utilization including timely spending and value for money.

· Support the Program manager in monthly budget reviews and suggesting amendments to Finance


  • Min. BSc degree in Agricultural Extension, Agricultural Economics, Food Security & Livelihoods, or other related studies, e.g. development studies, social studies, etc Experience from both private and INGO sectors is an advantage
  • Experience with major institutional and UN donors and donor procedures, and in particular for long term / multi year Grants.



· 3-4 years’ experience in a similar position.

· Previous experience in Arid and Semi-Arid lands of Kenya

· Experience in DRR/Resilience and Livelihood programming in humanitarian and development context

· Computer skills with excellence in Microsoft Excel and Word

· Proven ability to work in a team and proven skills in capacity building and community development (including community participation)

· Good level of spoken and written English and Kiswahili

· Ability to work within deadlines, follow security rules and be flexible

· Ability to work under minimal supervision and have impact on input on program indicators

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

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

· Excellent organization, coordination, report writing and team management skills

· Strong and effective communication and presentation skills

· Team player and Keen to details


· Integrity

· Resilience

· Problem solving

· Technical credibility

· Decisiveness

· Influencing/negotiating

· Innovation

· Vision and strategic thinking

· Capacity to reconcile different and sometime divergent priorities

What Action Against Hunger will offer:

ü Start date: As soon as possible.

ü Duty station: Samburu Office.

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

§ Career development opportunities with Action Against Hunger

§ Comprehensive medical cover for self and dependents

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

How to apply:

Closing Date : 30th March 2018 by Close of Business 5pm. Applications sent after the closing date and time will not be considered.

Candidates are required to register and set up an account first on www.myhotkenyanjobs.com portal first in order to successfully submit their applications.

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

Position opened to Kenyan Nationals only.

Kenya: Program Manager SMART

Organization: Action Against Hunger USA
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 29 Mar 2018

Since 2007, Action Against Hunger has been leading initiatives in SMART (Standardized Monitoring Assessment in Relief and Transition) and has trained over 550 health workers in 20 countries on how to apply this methodology when conducting nutrition and mortality surveys.

Action Against Hunger acts as the SMART project convenor for the Global Nutrition cluster. The SMART initiatives are targeted towards all humanitarian and development agencies conducting surveys and using the methodology. On behalf of all agencies, Action Against Hunger is directly involved in the development and dissemination of standardised training tools to build essential skills in SMART and to provide ongoing technical assistance to nutrition agencies during the survey process.

Under the direct supervision of the Senior Project Manager of Action Against Hunger, the SMART Technical Team and in close collaboration with nutrition agencies worldwide, the Technical Advisory Group (TAG) for SMART, your responsibilities will be:

You'll contribute to ending world hunger by …

providing assistance to the Senior Program Manager of Action Against Hunger, the SMART Technical Team and collaborate with other stakeholders.

Key activities in your role will include:

  • Responding to Humanitarian Survey Needs
  • Training and Development
  • Representation, Coordination and communication
  • Project Management
  • Research and Technical Development

Specific conditions

Staff work a five-day, 37.5-hour work week. However, the different tasks involved may sometime require irregular working hours, particularly in times of crisis.

This position involves regular international travel to South Sudan (50%), for 2-3 weeks at a time, sometimes on a short notice. This position will require travel to Emergency and High Priority Countries.

Do you meet the required criteria?

  • Post-graduate Degree in Nutrition/Public Health/Epidemiology/Statistics or a mix of relevant study and work experience;
  • At least four years of field experience undertaking nutrition and mortality surveys;
  • Advanced knowledge of epidemiology and statistics;
  • Demonstrated understanding of the SMART methodology and ENA for SMART software;
  • Knowledge of the following tools: EPI info and SPSS;
  • Ability to assess priorities and competently complete a variety of activities with a high level of accuracy and timeliness.
  • Strong facilitation skills for trainings, workshops and seminars;
  • Ability to work independently and under tight deadlines, and to multi-task;
  • Positive attitude and strong analytical, interpersonal and coordination skills;
  • Demonstrated commitment to gender equality;
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office;
  • Fluency in written and oral English required.

Desirable Skills:

  • Proficiency in French would be an asset;
  • Experience in the development of innovative training tools;
  • Experience in the development of concept notes, proposals and budget.

How to apply:

Interested applicants may follow the link below to submit their application: https://action-against-hunger.workable.com/jobs/498607

Kenya: TOR for Training on Women & Countering Violent Extremism (ACT-WCVE-09-2018)

Organization: Act Change Transform
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 19 Mar 2018

1. Background on Act!

Act! is a not-for profit, non-governmental organization that was established in Kenya in September 2001 and registered under the provisions of Non-Governmental Organizations Coordination Act of 1990. Act! vision is “empowered citizens and communities living a productive life in dignity” while its mission is to “support, partner with and develop local organizations to be effective agents of lasting positive change”. Act’s holistic approach to development is delivered through capacity development and grants management.

Act! through its Peace Building and Conflict Transformation Program, is implementing the Strengthening Community Resilience against Extremism (SCORE) activity whose main objective is to address the root causes of conflict and violent extremism and to reduce the allure of potentially radicalizing messages. SCORE is a five-year USAID Kenya and East Africa Activity that commenced in October 2014 and will end in September 2019. SCORE has three specific objectives. These are:

  1. Strengthen community resilience against conflict and violent extremism;

  2. Enhance institution functionality and technical capacity of targeted CSOs to address conflict mitigation and CVE in the context of devolution;

  3. Establish a fund that can rapidly and effectively respond to incidences of violence, be it from community conflict or violent extremism.

SCORE works with 14 key organizations (Sub Awardees) spread across the 6 Counties in the coastal region of Kenya to mitigate conflicts and counter violent extremism (CVE). Among the lessons learnt in the implementation of the SCORE activity is that women and girls are central and key stakeholder in CVE programming. However, there is inadequate appreciation and understanding, including appropriate programming around women, girls and CVE in Kenya and particularly the coastal region that is the focus of SCORE activity. With a view to determining the learning needs of the SCORE sub-awardees, Training Needs Assessment (TNA) was administered on SCORE sub-awardees and women, girls and CVE was identified as the main learning need. It is against this background that SCORE will be conducting a training to equip its sub-awardees with the requisite skills and knowledge to enhance their programming on Women and CVE. Equipping the SCORE partners with the knowledge and capability that will enable them be effective in addressing Women and CVE issues at the local, county and regional level will contribute to objective 2 of SCORE (enhancing institutional functionality and technical capacity of targeted CSOs to counter violent extremism).

In the course of its implementation, SCORE has come to appreciate issues relating to women, peace, and security. Amongst the issues that have come to the fore are on the significant role played by women in countering and assisting in terrorism and violent extremism. Because women are often highly influential in families, communities, and Governments, their proactive participation in CVE efforts can effect positive change. However, there has also been a steady increase in the radicalization and recruitment of young girls and women.

In 2015, UN Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 2242 was adopted, which sets out to increase women’s role in CVE and to mainstream gender in the activities of Security Council counter-terror and CVE bodies. The UN Secretary-General’s Action Plan on Preventing Extremism (PVE) also states that counter-terror and CVE strategies should protect and empower women. CVE strategies risk working on the basis of simplistic assumptions about the different roles that women and men play in countering or participating in violent movements. As a result, such strategies often reinforce existing gender stereotypes. While men are often profiled as potential violent extremists, women are often viewed as either victims or peacemakers who can help prevent ‘violent extremism’ – for example by persuading their relatives not to join violent groups – without enough attention being paid to the diverse roles they play in countering, mobilizing against, or participating in violent extremism. Through this training, SCORE will contribute to the realization of UNSCR 2242 as well as the National Strategy to Counter Violent Extremism (launched in September 2016) which has elaborate provision on role women in CVE. The counties of the coastal region have developed County CVE Action Plans and these action plans have identified women as key stakeholder in CVE and as such have prioritized interventions that will seek to enhance role of women. This training will enable the counties improve the implementation of their Action Plans through continued partnership between SCORE Sub Awardees and the respective counties.

2. Objectives of the Training

Act! intends to conduct a Women and CVE training at the Coast targeting SCORE partner organizations. The main objective of the training is to enhance the technical capacities of the sub-awardees in understanding and effectively programming on women, girls and CVE in the coastal region of Kenya.

Specific objectives of the training include:

  • To take stock of the current trends and dynamics on women, girls and CVE in Kenya and the coastal region in particular.
  • To find out and discuss the vulnerability of women and girls to recruitment into radical and extremist groups like Al-Shabaab.
  • To establish how women can contribute to the prevention of radicalization and CVE in the coastal region of Kenya through early detection and other means.
  • To help the participants (and the organizations) improve their programming around women, girls and CVE.
  • To equip the participants with analytical skills that will help them tell their stories (success stories) regarding women and CVE better.

3. Deliverables and key tasks

The assignment will be conducted through the successful implementation of the following tasks;

a) Develop content for the training outlining topics to be covered and the objectives of each session;

b) Conduct training for SCORE sub-awardees on Women & CVE;

c) Compile a training report highlighting the lessons learnt, post training evaluation findings and facilitator’s observations and recommendations.

4. Key Qualifications

The successful consultant trainer will be required to have:

a) Post graduate qualifications in Conflict Studies; qualifications in gender studies will be an added advantage.

b) Extensive experience in P/CVE and gender programming and work.

c) Experience in designing and facilitating P/CVE and gender trainings.

d) Ability to work under a tight schedule and deliver good quality reports.

Candidates based in and familiar with gender and CVE in the coastal region of Kenya are encouraged to apply.

5. Duration

This task will be carried out over a period of Three days i.e. one-day preparation, one-day actual training and one-day report writing.

6. Activity Timeline

  • Develop content for the training outlining topics to be covered and the objectives of each session Tentative Timeline: 1st April, 2018
  • Conduct training for SCORE partners on Women & CVE – Tentative Timeline: 2nd April, 2018
  • Compile a training report highlighting the lessons learnt, post training evaluation findings and facilitators observations and recommendations – Tentative Timeline: 3rd April, 2018
  • Submit final report – Tentative Timeline: 4 April 2018

How to apply:

7. Selection Procedure

Interested and qualified consultants should submit a write up interpreting this Terms of Reference elaborating the methodology. The same should be accompanied with your CVs (3 pages Maximum per CV) containing a comprehensive profile of similar or comparable consultancies or engagements, daily consultancy rates (in Kenya Shillings per day) and referees. The applications should be submitted electronically to hr.admin@act.or.ke with the e-mail subject line clearly marked; Women & Countering Violent Extremism Training -**ACT-WCVE-09-2018**.

The deadline for submission of applications is Monday 19th March, 2018 at 5:00pm East African Time.

Act! is an equal opportunity employer with zero tolerance to corruption.

Note: All materials to be developed under this assignment are property of Act! and may not be cited or reproduced under any circumstances.

Kenya: Project Officer – Enterprise Development

Organization: Practical Action
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 22 Mar 2018

Practical Action is an international non-governmental organisation (INGO) with 50 years of expertise in Africa, Asia and Latin America. We have a strong heritage and track record of bringing communities and experts together to find practical, sustainable solutions which work for both people and the planet; solutions that enable people to meet their needs and lead dignified lives. Technology features in everything we do. We partner with people whose lives are transformed by these efforts and ensure local ownership and solutions that work in the longer term, without us.

Practical Action Eastern Africa is looking for a qualified individual to fill the post of Project Officer – Enterprise Development with the overall responsibility of providing technical support in business development support services (BDS) to programme planning and implementation of project activities within the universal access to energy goal area.

The Project Officer – Enterprise Development, will have the following accountabilities:

1. Enterprise Development and Mentorship Support 40%

  • Mobilize women energy entrepreneurs along the ICS, briquettes and solar value chains and assess their suitability to be engaged by the project using criteria set by the project team;
  • Carry out ICS, solar and briquette SME value chain analysis and market/needs assessments using market mapping and other tools to advise formulation of county specific market development strategies for women energy entrepreneurs;
  • Take lead in carrying out needs assessment, adapting and developing customized training curricular based on existing modules, together with the project team
  • Organize and facilitate BDS support and training for women energy entrepreneurs in Improved Cook Stoves (ICS), fuel briquettes and solar, including business plans development, business records, product pricing, product promotion, market development etc.;
  • Provide BDS support to women entrepreneurs in the 3 value chains to ensure profitability and sustainability of the enterprises;
  • Advise and guide the project and the enterprises in business performance monitoring and management systems/tools and in collection of key entrepreneur performance data;
  • Support recruitment, training, supervision and monitoring of BDS Mentors as part of entrepreneur support, including review of Mentor costed work plans and reports.

2. Access to Finance 20%

  • Facilitate support to the women energy enterprises to access affordable loan products from both formal and non-formal financing institutions to grow their enterprises, including negotiation with institutions managing public funds and supporting formation and effective management of the Village Savings and Loans Associations (VSLAs). In addition, support women entrepreneurs to prepare bankable business plans, and link them with the financing sources;
  • Work closely with Local Fund Administrators to ensure assessment, capacity building of VSLAs for capital injection as well as reporting on their performance.

3. Market Development 15%

  • Gather market intelligence to inform and support the WEEK programme. This includes understanding of new products, business models and financing arrangements
  • Facilitate linkages between women entrepreneurs and technology providers to build the energy supply chain
  • Participate in the development of education and awareness materials targeting both end-users and entrepreneurs, and work with the project team to identify opportunities, organize promotional events/activities to create demand for ICS, solar and briquettes as alternative lighting and cooking technologies and fuel, in order to open up markets for the entrepreneurs;
  • Work with BDS and Technology Mentors to organize and facilitate networking and information sharing sessions for the women energy entrepreneurs supported by the project.

4. Advocacy and influence 5%

  • Work with the gender and energy advocacy team to synergise learning from the WEEK project implementation to support advocacy work and to ensure women energy entrepreneurs are supported and their businesses profiled/documented for WE awareness and influencing
  • Engage with other organizations to inspire them to adopt PA WEE approaches.

5. Monitoring, Evaluation and Documentation 10%

  • Participate in routine monitoring and evaluation of project activities in liaison with the M&E specialist.
  • Take lead in guiding, monitoring, and quality control of field implementation of BDS activities by the project Mentors and implementation partners
  • Take lead in ensuring relevant data is captured, packaged and analysed for project management and reporting
  • Support documentation of project achievements including case studies.

6. Programme development 5%

  • Identify opportunities and develop project ideas based on gaps identified in the field for further development to raise funds for appropriate interventions in energy
  • Participate in developing and reviewing relevant project documents as need arises together with other programme staff

7. Financial management and reporting 5%

  • Responsible for preparing costed work plans and ensuring effective use of project resources in the field
  • Prepare project budgets and assist line manager in costing project activities.
  • Collating entrepreneur key performance indicators and preparing project implementation/ progress reports and annual reviews as needed
  • Prepare accurate and timely project reports

Qualifications and Experience

The prospective candidates should possess:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Business Development or related development discipline.
  • A post graduate diploma/diploma in Monitoring & Evaluation, Project management, Community Development or related field will be an added advantage.
  • Minimum five years’ working experience in similar or related position.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills with the ability to interact with all levels from micro and small enterprises, partners, management and staff, and work independently.
  • Strong public speaking skills necessary to conduct group presentations, handle public relations, and present a professional image.
  • Sales/marketing knowledge and experience in financial operations management and training.

How to apply:

If you are ready for an exciting challenge with an organisation whose mission and values are particularly relevant in these rapidly changing times, please forward your application, curriculum vitae and cover letter to: Practical Action, Eastern Africa Regional Office by email: recruitment@practicalaction.or.ke no later than 22nd March 2018 indicating the ‘Job Title’ in the subject line of the email. Your cover letter should outline why you feel this is the position for you and you are the right candidate. Please include the names and contact details of 3 referees in your CV.

For a detailed job description visit: https://practicalaction.org/project-officer-bds

Practical Action is an equal opportunity employer; qualified women are encouraged to apply. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Kenya: Knowledge Management Advisor

Organization: Faith to Action Network
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 25 Mar 2018

Faith to Action Network seeks a Knowledge Management Advisor to manage and implement a new EU-funded advocacy project. The project aims at promoting cultural diversity & respect for equal dignity of all people in Burundi, Egypt, Kenya, South Sudan, Tanzania & Uganda through interfaith and intercultural dialogue and cooperation.

An important component of this role is to oversee Faith to Action Network’s Knowledge Management and Capacity Strengthening strategy and to support Faith to Action Network in harnessing, developing, sharing and effectively using organisational data, learning and knowledge to improve organisation-wide activities, current practice and future developments.

The position will be entrusted with all technical and financial aspects of project cycle management of this new project, including subgrants management, monitoring and evaluation, and reporting. In addition, the position will develop and implement a scale up strategy of pilot projects with a focus on knowledge management, documentation of outcomes, lessons and methodologies, resource mobilization and institutional capacity strengthening.

About Faith to Action Network

Faith to Action Network supports faith actors empower people to live healthy, peaceful, quality lives. We focus on issues that faith actors are grappling with, including sexual and reproductive health and family planning; gender equality and women’s rights; pluralism and understanding.

As a global interfaith network of more than 100 Bahai, Buddhist, Christian, Confucian, Hindu and Muslim faith organisations, we combine innovative, evidence- and faith-backed community based programming with national, regional and international dialogue and advocacy to influence change at all levels. We meet international standards of quality and accountability and ensure the relevance of our interventions to the everyday lives of faith communities.

How to apply:

To apply or to download further information on the required qualifications, skills and experience for this exciting role, please visit www.faithtoactionetwork.org/career-opening/

The deadline for applications is 25th March 2018.

Applications should be submitted to HR@faithtoactionetwork.org

Applications should include a full curriculum vitae (including comprehensive details of key achievements and responsibilities, a list of references and current salary) along with a covering letter addressing the job description and person specification and indicating motivation for the role.

This is a full-time position based in Nairobi and the salary is competitive and commensurate with the seniority of the appointment.

Faith to Action Network is committed to equal opportunities and cultural and religious diversity. Candidates from all sections of the community are welcome to apply. Candidates must have the right to work in Kenya. This requirement will apply to all applicants irrespective of their nationality.