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Organization: Christian Health Association of Kenya
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 15 May 2018

Christian Health Association of Kenya is a national faith based organization dedicated to promoting access to quality health care through health service delivery, health systems strengthening, community systems support and partnerships. CHAK has been implementing TB programmes across the country through the support of the various national mechanisms and also through her member health facilities across the county. WE are currently looking for seeking suitable candidates for various positions to support and implement a national Tb programme under the anticipated USAID – Kenya Tuberculosis Support Program. This is a large 5-year national programme that will involve the Ministry Of Health, Nation TB mechanisms and institutions and the county government’s health programmes and systems. The program is expected to work in closes collaboration with other US Government national mechanisms delivering on policy, TB care and treatment, capacity building outcomes.

The Deputy Chief of Party / Senior Technical Advisor will be responsible for technical oversight of the activity and is specifically responsible for project implementation that relates to the technical aspects of TB case finding, diagnostic technologies and processes, treatment and care at facility and community levels. He will coordinate issues on drugs and commodity supply logistics capacity enhancement and service delivery. S/he is expected to set structures and processes of enhancing the MOH/ NTLD, KEMSA, and county government structures to improve policy and guidelines to guide the TB case finding and treatment and also produce a national strategic plan to guide the road to the achievement of national TB program goal.

The DCOP/SDTA reports directly to the COP and will take a leadership role in ensuring technical implementation and ensure the activity meets stated goals and reporting requirements.

Minimum Requirements:

· A Master’s Degree in public health or related field.

· At least seven years of experience in managing and implementing complex public health programs of similar scope and size in a development context, with at least five of those years in Sub-Saharan Africa, preferably in Kenya.

· At least five years of demonstrated experience in project design of TB HIV technical activities and managing and supervising teams.

· At least three years demonstrated, recent experience within the capacity as senior staff in some aspect of TB, HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment; and/or quality improvement /quality assurance; health systems strengthening; M&E; and operations research.

· Demonstrated ability to work effectively with government representatives, for-profit private sector entities, local community organizations, donors and other stakeholders, particularly at the sub-national level.

How to apply:

Applications with cover letter, detailed CV, copies of relevant certificates, and names contacts of three Referees should be send to hr@chak.or.ke

Closing date for receiving all applications is 15th on May 2018.

(Only the sh*ortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview)*

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Kenya: Food For Life Campaigner

Organization: Greenpeace
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 27 Apr 2018

3 Years -Fixed Term Contract


Greenpeace Africa is stepping into the most hotly contested development issue in Africa – agriculture. African agriculture will either follow the chemical intensive industrial model which would hand control of the sector to global agribusiness, or support smallholder African farmers to use locally available resources to grow diverse and healthy food. You would be joining a campaign team to provide campaign expertise with respect to a specialized campaign issue in relation to organic farming, biodiversity, geo-mapping, plastics and waste management, and anti-coal and renewable energy solutions. Staying abreast of the latest developments of the issues and related policy space. In doing so, working with project teammates to develop and implement effective project plans and strategies to bring positive changes to an environmental problem.

Main responsibilities

1. Strategy Development

Provide expertise and input, on the development of the campaign strategy, campaign projects, and funding proposals, where relevant; and keep abreast of the external debate and trends in order to identify campaign/public engagement opportunities, and ensure the campaign strategy has realistic objectives whilst maintaining viability and potential.

2. Campaign Project Management

Manage specific projects within the campaign to a successful conclusion. Include appropriate internal and external actors. Project work is likely to involve all or some of the following techniques (often involving teamwork): public communication and engagement activities, media work, collaboration with other organisations, research, political and corporate work and the use of legal and scientific approaches to issues.

3. Greenpeace Representation

Represent Greenpeace at relevant meetings/conferences with external bodies such as media, industry, governments, NGOs, and major donors/foundations, in order to further the agreed campaign objectives.

4. Research Coordination

Identify commission and coordinate background investigations/ research and science needs. Provide general direction for such investigations/research and science, and participate in subsequently identifying realistic focal points/targets for the

Campaign strategy.

5. External Networks

Develop and maintain relationships with external parties such as key allies, academics, media, activists, industry, political fora, and other NGOs, in support of the campaign objectives, to ensure maximum interaction and influence with external parties to support achievement of agreed campaign objectives.

6. Reporting

Coordinate and produce internal and external reports on campaign activities as required, to ensure audiences receive consistent and relevant campaign information, in order to increase and maintain interest in the campaign.

7. Publications

Prepare and oversee production and distribution of campaign publications/videos in cooperation with campaign team members and the engagement/communications unit These should be within the agreed budget and timelines, ensuring availability of materials consistent with and in support of campaign goals.

Skills required / qualifications


  • University degree in related field to the campaign
  • Minimum 3 years of years of strategic campaign planning experience or work experience in the relevant campaign area
  • 2 – 3 year experience of campaigning on environmental social justice issues, and an understanding of how campaigning can achieve change
  • Have a track record of implementing campaigns within local and international teams. Able to represent and communicate for campaigns in diverse fora.
  • Understanding of the importance of direct action (NVDA) in campaigning
  • Ability to analyse environmental issues in terms of campaign opportunities and in terms of overall strategic objectives
  • Ability to understand the use of information in support of campaign objectives.
  • Experience & confidence in presentation/public speaking.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English

How to apply:

How to apply

Interested candidates who meet the above requirements should email their CV and covering letter to the Human Resources Officer at rafrica@greenpeace.org . The closing date for applications is the 27 April 2018

Please note that should you not receive correspondence from us within 20 days from the closing date; please accept that your application has been unsuccessful.

Kenya: Consultant-Mixed Migration Analyst, International Consultancy, Masters Degree in Statistics or related field with 2 years professional…

Organization: International Organization for Migration
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 23 Apr 2018

BACKGROUND AND JUSTIFICATION Under the overall supervision of the Regional Director for East and Horn of Africa, the direct supervision of the Regional Data Hub Coordinator and in close coordination with the EU Reintegration Facility and Better Migration Management Unit, the successful candidate will be responsible for supporting the Information Management team in the analysis and research of mixed migration movements, trends, and its characteristics across the region.


  1. Conduct geographic and thematic analyses and reports on issues of relevance to the current mixed migration dynamics in the region.
  2. Support the analysis and validation of mixed migration data collected at various points along the migration journey: en route, stranded or in need of assistance, voluntary and forced returns, humanitarian evacuations, and return and reintegrated migrants. Support verifying estimates from staff in the field, validate data through qualitative information and triangulation with other sources, and disseminate to relevant recipients.
  3. Research, analyse, and report on mixed migration data, and support designing the IM products for technical and not audience.
  4. Conduct data verification, triangulation and validation through multiple sources, both primary and secondary (including media monitoring, local authorities, network of key informants).
  5. Support the Displacement Tracking Matrix Flow Monitoring activities through reporting and analysis, editing, publication and dissemination of relevant products.
  6. Support in drafting thematic research, designing survey methodologies, and monitor field operations of data collection efforts in close coordination with the DTM Data team.
  7. Support with literature / desk review, and carry out extensive an in-depth data analysis of the datasets collected for the studies.
  8. Contribute to the other preparatory phases of the studies as drafting data collection tools and training materials.
  9. Lead ad hoc research questions, compile analysis and answer queries from external and internal stakeholders.
  10. Assist in the coordination of internal and external Data Hub capacity-building initiatives.
  11. Liaise with other UN agencies and government stakeholders with regards to mixed migration research efforts, tools and methodologies, and ad hoc queries.
  12. Research, analyse and evaluate new applications related to information systems, to new technologies and processes to manage information in response to migration crises and make recommendations for their utilization.
  13. Perform such duties as may be assigned.

EDUCATION: Master’s degree in Statistics or a related field from an accredited academic institution with two years of relevant professional experience; or • University degree in the above fields with four years of relevant professional experience. EXPERIENCE:• Excellent knowledge of statistics, survey and assessment methodologies; • Professional or academic experience in combined qualitative and quantitative research methods; • Professional experience in coordinating multi-cultural teams and field-based staff; • Familiarity with the East and Horn of Africa region migration context, root causes and drivers is required; • Excellent communication skills, efficiency and flexibility; • Ability to work under pressure. Attention to detail and quality and capacity to meet deadlines; • Ability to work effectively and harmoniously with colleagues from varied cultures and professional backgrounds; • Excellent writing skill and strong analytical skills and creative thinking. • Proficiency in English required. Working knowledge of French or Arabic is an asset.

How to apply:

Interested candidates should submit CV and a cover letter indicating the Vacancy Number (IOMRONBO/CFA/003/2018) with three professional referees, and their contacts (both email and telephone) to International Organization for Migration (IOM), Regional Office for East and Horn of Africa, RO Human Resources Department, via e-mail: ronairobihrdrec@iom.int

Cameroon: Researchers, ENACT organised crime project-based in Pretoria, Yaoundé, Abidjan, Nairobi, Tunis

Organization: Institute for Security Studies
Country: Cameroon, Côte d'Ivoire, Kenya, South Africa, Tunisia
Closing date: 30 Apr 2018

The ISS seeks to appoint five researchers to the ENACT project’s Regional Organised Crime Observatories (ROCO). The researchers will be based in Pretoria, South Africa; Yaoundé, Cameroon; Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire; Nairobi, Kenya; and Tunis, Tunisia.

The ENACT project aims to enhance Africa’s response to transnational organised crime, through research, advocacy and evidence-based policy interventions.

The successful candidates will be responsible for research, monitoring regional trends, networking with stakeholders and project partners, and representing the project at meetings and events to promote research findings and policy interventions. Researchers will keep abreast of organised crime problems, actors and responses at national and regional level, and identify priorities for research and action. Researchers will also support capacity building and technical assistance for regional actors.

Applicants must be highly motivated, proactive and able to work under pressure. Good writing skills and an ability to respond quickly and manage time effectively are essential.

Overview of duties

§ Conduct thematic, methodologically rigorous research on topics agreed with the ENACT team

§ Write up research findings in ENACT’s required long and short formats

§ Support the ROCO Coordinator to build networks and maintain relationships with key stakeholders like the AU, government officials, EU, civil society and the media

§ Actively disseminate research findings through organising meetings, briefings and seminars to selected audiences

§ Gather and share regional and national information with the project team

§ Identify policy support and implementation needs of stakeholders, including capacity building, and work with project team to deliver assistance

§ Maintain a current understanding of regional and national organised crime developments, responses, actors, and identify priorities for research and action

§ Undertake monitoring, evaluation and communications activities, as required by the project

§ Ensure that all expenditure (travel, procurement and sub-contracting) complies with required financial rules and procedures

Overview of requirements

§ Post-graduate degree in a relevant discipline such as political science, criminology, development studies, public management, international relations

§ At least 5 years’ experience in research, journalism, policy support or technical assistance relating to inter-governmental institutions in the specified region

§ Demonstrable record of publications, e.g. journal articles, newspaper reports, project reports, website publications

§ Demonstrable record of knowledge relating to transnational organised crime, or a related field, in the specified region

§ Excellent verbal and written skills in English and French (for posts in Abidjan, Yaoundé and Tunis)

§ Demonstrable record of excellent interpersonal and networking skills, including the ability to work in a multi-cultural environment, and to establish effective working relationships with a diversity of stakeholders

§ An existing network among the project’s stakeholders; networks in organised crime or related fields will be an advantage

§ Ability to travel within the region and internationally

The length of the contract will be for 18 months, from 1 June 2018 (or earlier) to December 2019, and may be renewed subject to project requirements, funding and satisfactory performance. A competitive salary is offered.

How to apply:

Email your application to Rekha Valabh at pretoriajobs@issafrica.org. Applicants must specify in the subject line which region they would like to work in and provide a cover letter, detailed CV, and recent writing sample, including at least three contactable referees. The ISS will not be liable for any visa or relocation costs and only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Kenya: Program Officer – Technology for Development, Job Reference POTD 04/2018 (READVERTISEMENT)

Organization: AGRA
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 24 Apr 2018

About AGRA

Founded in 2006, the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), is an African-led African-based organization that seeks to catalyze Agriculture Transformation in Africa. AGRA is focused on putting smallholder farmers at the center of the continent’s growing economy by transforming agriculture from a solitary struggle to survive into farming as a business that thrives. As the sector that employs the majority of Africa’s people, nearly all of them small-scale farmers, AGRA recognizes that developing smallholder agriculture into a productive, efficient, and sustainable system is essential to ensuring food security, lifting millions out of poverty, and driving equitable growth across the continent.

AGRA is rolling out a new 5-year strategy to catalyze and sustain an Inclusive Agricultural Transformation in Africa (11 focus countries) to increase incomes and improve food security for 30 million farmers. Under this strategy, AGRA will deliver through an approach that simultaneously catalyzes change at farmer level, strengthens input and output market systems and puts government at the center to enable and champion private-sector-led agricultural growth at national level.

To support this transformation from a country perspective, AGRA is seeking to recruit an experienced and exceptional individual to the position of Program Officer – Technology for Development. The position is based in Nairobi with regular travel to AGRA’s focus countries.

Position Summary

Reporting to the Vice President – Program Development and Innovation, The Program Officer – Technology for Development is responsible for supporting AGRA’s five-year strategy to reach 9 million smallholder farmers in Africa with improved technologies for achieving higher yields and better marketing opportunities to improve their productivity. S/he will – through the use of information and communications technology – drive increases in farmer awareness of the value of improved seed, fertilizers, and crop management practices, as well as support technologically-driven advisory services. S/he will ensure AGRA is well-informed regarding innovative approaches to reaching farmers through technologies as sustainable tools. The position will be based in Nairobi, Kenya.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support conventional agricultural extension methods which employ small packs, on-farm demonstrations, farmer field days.
  • Work with village-based advisors within the context of AGRA’s private sector-led approaches to agricultural transformation, in AGRA countries.
  • Together with country staff, work with regulators, government and private sector to oversee and push penetration of mobile phones, video, mobile money, and other forms of electronic communications to smallholder farmers to support sustainable farming practices.
  • Working with like-minded organizations, AGRA Partners, government and service providers, work towards overcoming the barriers represented by distance, lack of infrastructure, and cognitive gaps related to the use of improved technologies and marketing methods.
  • Ensure the messaging and services offered through the use of ICT is genuinely relevant and useful to smallholder farmers, and is not a distraction.
  • Position AGRA as a leading force in the identification, delivery, and scaling up of farmer-relevant information technologies and services.
  • In line with overall organization vision and strategies, drive AGRA’s five-year strategy to reach 9 million smallholder farmers in Africa with improved technologies for achieving higher yields and better marketing opportunities to improve their productivity.
  • Act as AGRA’s ICT liaison for agricultural development.
  • Attend technology for development forums and workshops and continuously enhance knowledge and update existing systems and platforms as required with modern and relevant applications.
  • Together with other program teams, drive farmer/stakeholder education and awareness on technologies that exist to enhance their production and productivity.

Key Qualifications and Experience required

  • First degree in Computer Science, Entomology, Plant Pathology, Agronomy, Plant Breeding, Extension, Soil Science, Horticulture, Agriculture Economics or Vegetable crops.
  • A minimum of 10 years successful experience in technology for development management and/or development of service systems 5 of which should have been working on issues pertaining to African rural development.
  • Demonstrated ability in creating strong research and technology linkages, and putting in place operational mechanisms to bring agricultural technologies to scale.
  • Extensive experience in listening to and communicating with smallholder farmers in Africa.
  • Broad knowledge of, and exposure to conventional agricultural extension methods and/or marketing methodologies employed by public agencies, private agri-businesses, and non-governmental organizations.
  • Broad knowledge of, and exposure to ICT applications in use and under development in Africa which hold particular relevance to the needs of smallholder farmers.
  • Ability to communicate the relevance and potential of technologically complex ICT applications in simple messages which are easily understood by a general audience.
  • A strong desire to see ICT put to use to reduce poverty among Africa’s farmers.
  • Experience managing complex initiatives with proven ability to develop high impact partnerships.
  • Experience in working with similar organizations or institutions will be an added advantage.
  • Thoroughly familiar with and experience in working with ICT, R&D and analytics houses.
  • Strong understanding of and the ability to interpret and action smallholder farmer technological needs.
  • Analytical, excellent data mining ability.
  • Strong ability to influence positively both upwards and downwards across cultures and countries.
  • Proven leadership ability to influence, develop, and empower employees to achieve their best with a team approach.
  • Deep understanding of both the government and private sector ICT policies and governance structures.
  • Results and detail orientated with a very hands-on approach.
  • Excellent leadership, organizational, and problem solving/decision making skills.
  • Intelligent, motivated self-starter with strong interpersonal skills and work ethic.

An attractive remuneration package commensurate with the responsibilities of the position will be negotiated with the successful candidate.

How to apply:

If you believe you are the right candidate for this position, kindly submit your application with a detailed CV (including your e-mail address and telephone contacts to recruit@agra.org noting to quote the job reference number in the subject line of your e-mail.

To be considered, applications must be received on or before 24th April, 2018.

For more information on AGRA, please can visit www.agra.org

AGRA is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Kenya: USPSC Regional Advisor

Organization: US Agency for International Development
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 27 Apr 2018

Position Title: Regional Advisor

Solicitation Number: 720FDA18B00030

Salary Level: GS-14 Equivalent: $89,370- $116,181

Issuance Date: March 15, 2018

Closing Date: April 27, 2018 (Deadline Extended)

Closing Time: 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

Dear Prospective Applicants:

The United States Government (USG), represented by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA), is seeking applications from qualified U.S. citizens to provide personal services as a Regional Advisor (RA) under a United States Personal Services Contract (USPSC), as described in the attached solicitation.

Submittals must be in accordance with the attached information at the place and time specified. Applicants interested in applying for this position MUST submit the following materials:

1. Complete resume. In order to fully evaluate your application, your resume must include:

(a) Paid and non-paid experience, job title, location(s), dates held (month/year), and hours worked per week for each position. Dates (month/year) and locations for all field experience must also be detailed. Any experience that does not include dates (month/year), locations, and hours per week will not be counted towards meeting the solicitation requirements.

(b) Specific duties performed that fully detail the level and complexity of the work.

(c) Names and contact information (phone/email) of your current and/or previous supervisor(s). Current and/or previous supervisors may be contacted for a reference.

(d) Education and any other qualifications including job-related training courses, job-related skills, or job-related honors, awards or accomplishments.

(e) U.S. Citizenship

(f) Optional: How did you hear about this opportunity? (FedBizOps, OFDA Jobs, Career Fair, etc.).

Your resume should contain sufficient information to make a valid determination that you fully meet the experience requirements as stated in this solicitation. This information should be clearly identified in your resume. Failure to provide information sufficient to determine your qualifications for the position will result in loss of full consideration.

2. USPSC Application form AID 302-3. Applicants are required to complete sections A through I. This form must be physically signed. Electronic signatures will not be accepted.



All USPSCs with a place of performance in the United States are required to have a Data

Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number and be registered in the System for Award

Management (SAM) database prior to receiving an award. You will be disqualified if you either

fail to comply with this requirement or if your name appears on the excluded parties list. The

selectee will be provided with guidance regarding this registration.

NOTE: As of March 28, 2018, all new SAM.gov entity registrations will now require a signed

notarized letter identifying the authorized Entity administrator for the entity associated with the

DUNS number. Additional information on the format of the notarized letter and where to submit

can be found via the below Federal Service Desk link:



Additional documents submitted will not be accepted. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. OFDA reserves the right to select additional candidates if vacancies become available during future phases of the selection process.

Applicants can expect to receive a confirmation email when application materials have been received. Applicants should retain for their records copies of all enclosures which accompany their applications. Your complete resume must be emailed to:

OFDA Recruitment Team

E-Mail Address: recruiter@ofda.gov

Website: www.OFDAjobs.net

Any questions on this solicitation may be directed to OFDA Recruitment Team via the information provided above.


Renee Newton

Contracting Officer

Solicitation for USPSC Regional Advisor


2. ISSUANCE DATE: March 15, 2018

3. CLOSING DATE/TIME FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: April 27, 2018 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

4. POSITION TITLE: Regional Advisor


GS-14 equivalent ($89,370- $116,181- not eligible for locality pay). Final compensation will be negotiated within the listed market value based upon the candidate’s past salary, work history and educational background. Salaries over and above the top of the pay range will not be entertained or negotiated.

6. PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: Two (2) years, with three (3) one-year options


There may be an initial training program in Washington, D.C. for three months, which will include formal classroom training and on-the-job training; and may include security training. After completion of Washington training, the Regional Advisor will be assigned to the place of performance.




The Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) is the office within USAID that is responsible for providing emergency non-food humanitarian assistance in response to international crises and disasters. OFDA is part of the Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance (DCHA) and is organized into six divisions.

The Africa (AFD) Response Division and the Asia, Latin America, Europe, and Middle East (ALE) Response Division are responsible for the provision of emergency humanitarian assistance through a grants mechanism to non-governmental organizations (NGOs), international organizations including United Nations (UN) agencies and to other partners to ensure the implementation and delivery of this assistance. These divisions also oversee OFDA’s non-response efforts in disaster risk reduction and resilience. AFD and ALE Response Divisions also coordinate with other organizations for the provision of relief supplies and assistance. They devise, coordinate and implement program strategies for a variety of natural and complex disaster situations. Both Divisions encompass groups of operations specialists who provide technical expert capability in assessing the quality and strategic function of disaster response and risk reduction activities. The AFD Response Division is divided into two teams: East and Central Africa (ECA), and Southern, West, and North Africa (SWAN). The ALE Response Division is divided into four teams: East Asia and the Pacific (EAP), Europe, the Middle East, and Central Asia (EMCA), Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), and South Asia.

The Operations (OPS) Division develops and manages operations for OFDA’s disaster responses by readying people and systems; projecting U.S. Government (USG) humanitarian capacity quickly into the field; and delivering material and technical assistance. The OPS Division maintains readiness to respond to emergencies through several mechanisms, including managing Urban Search and Rescue Teams, coordinating, staffing, training, and equipping Disaster Assistance Response Teams (DARTs), and Washington-based Response Management Teams (RMTs), and stockpiling emergency relief commodities in key locations around the globe to ensure OFDA’s capacity to execute and coordinate USG humanitarian assistance and response to natural disasters and complex emergencies. The OPS Division provides technical guidance and expertise in Disaster Logistics, Urban Search and Rescue, Operations Center management, activation/readiness, Civil-Military Liaison, and Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive Consequence Management. It also provides overseas support to OFDA offices and personnel and to other sectors necessary to ensure OFDA’s capacity to execute and coordinate USG humanitarian assistance and response to natural disasters and complex emergencies. The OPS Division is divided into four teams: the Disaster Assistance Support Program (DASP), Military Liaison Team (MLT), Operations Support Team (OST), and Overseas Administration Team (OAT).

The Program Support (PS) Division provides operational management support, including general administration, budget and financial services, procurement planning, information technology, human resources management including staff care, and contract and grant administration support to OFDA. The PS Division supports OFDA's mandate by providing innovative solutions in the areas of Information Technology, staffing, funds control, budgeting, human resource management, and procurement to facilitate timely disaster responses. The PS Division is divided into four teams: the Award Change Control Group (ACCG), Human Resources Management Team (HRM), Budget, Finance, and Information Technology (BFIT) Team, and the Acquisition and Management (ACQ) Team.

The Preparation, Strategic Planning and Mitigation (PSPM) Division is responsible for the technical oversight of all OFDA response and mitigation programs, as well as preparation for response, mitigation, and disaster risk reduction activities. The PSPM Division houses technical experts in all sectors potentially affected by disasters, and leads the Agency in developing and promoting best practices for programming in these specific sectors. In addition, PSPM will be the focal point for technological innovations for humanitarian assistance in areas such as monitoring and evaluation, assessment, and information management. The PSPM Division is divided into four teams: Cross-Cutting Sectors Team, Natural Hazards Team, Health Team, and Livelihoods Team.

The Humanitarian Policy and Global Engagement (HPGE) Division assists the DCHA front office, the OFDA Director and OFDA Deputy Director with tracking trends and policy developments in the humanitarian assistance field. It engages in policy dialogue with other parts of USAID, the USG interagency, other donors, multilateral agencies, and NGO partners; recommends strategies for action to DCHA; initiates development of policy and internal guidance for OFDA; maintains global relationships with implementing partners, other donors, and the broader humanitarian architecture; and engages with the UN to advance USG humanitarian policy objectives and promote humanitarian principles within the USG and internationally. The HPGE Division leads OFDA's communications and social media outreach to effectively communicate OFDA’s story to a variety of strategic audiences. It serves as the office’s primary interlocutor on strategic issues with other federal partners to provide guidance to OFDA on policy issues pertaining to the interagency, and to improve USG humanitarian coordination and response during large-scale crises. The HPGE Division staff manages global programs, policy and outreach, strategic communications, and interagency training and engagement. HPGE is divided into seven teams: Policy Team, Global Programs Team, Strategic Interagency Team, Strategic Communications Team, Interagency Training Team, Public-Private Engagement Team, and the United States Mission to the UN (USUN).


To fulfill its mandate, and to effectively respond to disasters worldwide, OFDA has established six regional offices in the following locations: San Jose, Costa Rica; Nairobi, Kenya; Dakar, Senegal; Pretoria, South Africa; Budapest, Hungary and Bangkok, Thailand. OFDA also has other, smaller sub-regional and program offices around the world.

The regional offices are headed by a Principal Regional Advisor or a Senior Regional Advisor, who works closely with the Team Leaders in Washington, and report to the appropriate Division Director. The Senior or Principal Regional Advisor serves as the regional team leader for all response, preparedness and disaster risk reduction activities. They serve as the key interlocutor with embassies and missions in the event of a disaster and may also serve as the DART Leader if needed. They are principally responsible for managing the regional offices, monitoring all grants on humanitarian assistance program implementation, overseeing the sub-regional offices, as appropriate, supervising the office staff, and developing, in consultation with their respective Washington-based Team Leaders, the multi-year non-response program strategies for their respective regions. They coordinate with OFDA/Washington on disaster response activities, determine program priorities, and identify and formulate disaster preparedness, mitigation and training programs for their respective regions.

The Regional Advisors report to the Principal or Senior Regional Advisors. They ensure that OFDA’s objectives for disaster response and assistance, strategic reporting and analysis are met. The Regional Advisors are responsible for monitoring and reporting on OFDA-funded programs and activities, and formulating disaster response, preparedness, mitigation and training programs for the region.


OFDA requires the services of a Regional Advisor for the East and Central Africa Regional Office (ECARO) in Nairobi, Kenya to ensure that OFDA’s objectives for disaster assistance, disaster risk reduction, resilience programming, strategic reporting, and interagency coordination for the ECARO region are met.



The Regional Advisor will be responsible for program analysis, strategy development, and coordination with relief agencies, other donors, and USG interagency partners, as well as reporting to OFDA’s ECARO in Nairobi, Kenya and OFDA/Washington. The Regional Advisor will maintain close coordination and collaboration with USAID and Embassy staff across the affected region and in the relevant regional offices.

This position requires substantial coordination with representatives from other USAID offices, the U.S. Embassy, other USG agencies, host country governments, U.S. military representatives, as well as with relevant donor representatives, UN agencies and NGOs, therefore requiring a highly collaborative work style. The Regional Advisor must be prepared to function effectively in a challenging and restrictive work environment and be willing to strictly adhere to U.S. Embassy security guidelines.

Working directly under the guidance and supervision of the OFDA Senior Regional Advisor for ECARO, the Regional Advisor will work in close collaboration with a program team that may include other Regional Advisors, Senior Humanitarian Advisors, Program Officers, Field Monitors, Regional Team Leaders, Disaster Operation Specialists, and/or Program Assistants. Specifically, the Regional Advisor will be responsible for the following:

Contextual Specialty

  • Serve as an expert on humanitarian issues, priorities, lessons learned, and opportunities in the region of responsibility.
  • Provide expert guidance on political, humanitarian, organizational, structural and stakeholder interests specific to the region of responsibility.
  • Prepare and/or provide substantive guidance in the preparation of, regular strategic and analytical reports on current or anticipated emergencies, as well as comprehensive preparedness documentation on assigned countries.

Portfolio Management

  • Develop and maintain a detailed understanding of OFDA’s program strategy and the implementation of the resulting awards in area of assigned responsibility.
  • Guide regional team efforts to develop appropriate programmatic strategies for disaster responses and disaster risk reduction efforts in the area of responsibility.
  • Review program proposals for conceptual soundness, technical feasibility, and budget for disaster assistance activities and emergency projects.
  • Lead/conduct initial assessments to identify humanitarian needs and/or disaster risk reduction opportunities across a broad spectrum of sectors in current disaster sites or locations with high vulnerability.
  • Monitor ongoing humanitarian response and disaster risk reduction activities to validate that objectives are met and beneficiaries are served.
  • Lead the development of country, issue, or disaster specific strategies across the region of responsibility, as well as timely revision of these strategies as contextual realities shift.
  • Re-assess implementation approaches and strategies on an ongoing basis and make recommendations for appropriate shifts approach or resource allocation.
  • Participate in the development of field-based recommendations on difficult resource and programmatic trade-offs within the region.


  • Develop and maintain relationships with representatives of host governments, donor governments, international organizations, non-governmental organizations, U.S. embassies and USAID missions to ensure efficient and coordinated humanitarian response and disaster risk reduction activities.
  • Represent USAID in joint efforts to design, develop, and implement humanitarian strategies and intervention with local governments, donor, partner, and UN organizations, as appropriate.
  • Advise regional officials, including host country authorities and other USAID officials on disaster response, mitigation and risk reduction efforts, including the review of sector disaster response and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) plans.
  • Work with local and regional institutions and private/public sector organizations to incorporate disaster risk reduction into appropriate programs.


  • Support regional team efforts to develop current and future strategic direction for the regional office to include programmatic, liaison and representational prioritization, and human and financial resource requirements.
  • Participate in a leadership role in office-wide policy initiatives to ensure field perspectives are well-represented.
  • Serve as a peer-mentor for program staff working to increase exposure and experience in field-based humanitarian operations.

General Duties

  • Supervise relevant USPSC and foreign national program staff in assigned program offices.
  • Serve in leadership, planning, or program positions on response teams, assessment teams, or to provide coverage for field offices within and outside the region.
  • Serve in leadership, planning, or program positions on Washington-based RMTs, which provides services and support to DARTs deployed in response to disasters, for up to 45 days. The duties on RMTs will be varied.

  • Ensure timely reporting of OFDA’s activities the region through written cables, analyses, strategies, and other requests for written information and/or oral briefings.

  • Maintain regular communications with the regional (and/or sub-regional) office in their area of responsibility and with OFDA/Washington.

  • Serve on DARTs which may require immediate (within 24 hours) deployment overseas for an extended period of time.

  • As needed, may serve on temporary details within the office, not to exceed six months. Duties performed while on detail will be aligned with the Team’s existing duties and responsibilities as well as directly related to the scope of work provided.


The incumbent will take direction from and report to the OFDA Senior Regional Advisor for ECARO or his/her designee.


Supervisor provides administrative directions in terms of broadly defined missions or functions. Employee independently plans, designs and carries out programs, projects, studies or other work. Results are considered authoritative and are normally accepted without significant change.


The work is generally sedentary and does not pose undue physical demands. During deployment on DARTs (if required), and during site visits, there may be some additional physical exertion including long periods of standing, walking over rough terrain, or carrying of moderately heavy items (less than 50 pounds).


Work is primarily performed in an office setting. During deployment on DARTs (if required), and during site visits, the work may additionally involve special safety and/or security precautions, wearing of protective equipment, and exposure to severe weather conditions.

12. START DATE: Immediately, once necessary clearances are obtained.

13. POINT OF CONTACT: See Cover Letter.


(Determines basic eligibility for the position. Applicants who do not meet all of the education and experience factors are considered NOT qualified for the position.)

Bachelor’s degree with study in, or pertinent to, the specialized field of, but not limited to, international relations, economics, food policy, African studies, or a related field or country; and nine (9) years of progressively demonstrated experience in emergency relief, disaster risk reduction and/or disaster preparedness programming and management, which should include five (5) years of overseas field experience as demonstrated by short-term deployments or assignments in emergency situations. Substantial overseas field experience is highly preferred.


Master’s degree with study in, or pertinent to, the specialized field of, but not limited to, international relations, economics, food policy, African studies, or a related field or country; and seven (7) years of progressively demonstrated experience in emergency relief, disaster risk reduction and/or disaster preparedness programming and management, which should include five (5) years of overseas field experience as demonstrated by short-term deployments or assignments in emergency situations. Substantial overseas field experience is highly preferred.


(Determines basic eligibility for the position. Applicants who do not meet all of the selection factors are considered NOT qualified for the position.)

● Applicant is a U.S. Citizen.

● Complete resume submitted. See cover page for resume requirements. Experience that cannot be quantified will not be counted towards meeting the solicitation requirements.

● USPSC Application form AID 302-3. Applicants are required to complete sections A through I. This form must be physically signed. Electronic signatures will not be accepted.

● Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret up to Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information level clearance as provided by USAID.

● Ability to obtain a Department of State medical clearance.

● Must not appear as an excluded party in the System for Award Management (SAM.gov).

● Satisfactory verification of academic credentials.


The applicant rating system factors are used to determine the competitive ranking of qualified applicants in comparison to other applicants. Applicants must demonstrate the rating factors outlined below within their resume, as they are evaluated strictly by the information provided. The rating factors are as follows:

Professional Experience (10 points)

· Experience managing humanitarian interventions in an international disaster context across the entire disaster management cycle to include emergency response, early recovery and transition, disaster risk reduction, and resilience.

· Specific experience managing humanitarian interventions including needs assessment, strategy development, budget management, resource prioritization, program development, and program management.

Skills and Abilities (10 points)

· Demonstrated diplomatic, interpersonal, and representational skills in order to work effectively with host governments at senior levels in the midst of humanitarian crisis situations.

· Demonstrated diplomatic, interpersonal, and representational skills in order to work effectively with other donors and diplomatic missions at senior levels in the midst of international humanitarian crisis situations.

· Demonstrated diplomatic, interpersonal, and representational skills in order to work effectively with international and national non-governmental humanitarian partners at senior levels in the midst of humanitarian crisis situations.

· Demonstrated diplomatic, interpersonal, and representational skills in order to effectively achieve humanitarian objectives within the USG at senior levels, including with DOD, Embassies, Members of Congress, and senior executive branch staff the midst of international humanitarian crisis situations.

Leading Teams Experience (10 points)

· Demonstrated experience leading teams of varied nationalities and cultural backgrounds working in a constant state of complex, international humanitarian crisis.

· Experience leading a diverse team of program, technical, and administrative staff, including senior U.S. professionals, working in a constant state of in complex, international humanitarian crisis.

Interview Performance (40 points)

Timed Writing Test (15 points)

Satisfactory Professional Reference Checks (15 points)

Total Possible Points: 100

BASIS OF RATING: Applicants who meet the Education/Experience requirements and Selection Factors will be further evaluated in accordance with the Applicant Rating System. Those applicants determined to be competitively ranked may also be evaluated on interview performance and satisfactory professional reference checks.

Applicants are required to address each factor of the Applicant Rating System in their resume, describing specifically and accurately what experience, training, education and/or awards they have received as it pertains to each factor. Be sure to include your name and the announcement number at the top of each additional page. Failure to address the selection factors and/or Applicant Rating System factors may result in not receiving credit for all pertinent experience, education, training and/or awards.

The most qualified candidates may be interviewed and required to provide a writing sample. OFDA will not pay for any expenses associated with the interviews. Professional references and academic credentials will be evaluated for applicants being considered for selection. Note: Please be advised that references may be obtained independently from other sources in addition to the ones provided by an applicant. OFDA reserves the right to select additional candidates if vacancies become available during future phase of the selection process.

How to apply:


Applications must be received by the closing date and time at the address specified in the cover letter.

Qualified individuals are required to submit:

  1. Complete resume. In order to fully evaluate your application, your resume must include:

(a) Paid and non-paid experience, job title, location(s), dates held (month/year), and hours worked per week for each position. Dates (month/year) and locations for all field experience must also be detailed. Any experience that does not include dates (month/year), locations, and hours per week will not be counted towards meeting the solicitation requirements.

(b) Specific duties performed that fully detail the level and complexity of the work.

(c) Names and contact information (phone/email) of your current and/or previous supervisor(s). Current and/or previous supervisors may be contacted for a reference.

(d) Education and any other qualifications including job-related training courses, job-related skills, or job-related honors, awards or accomplishments.

(e) U.S. Citizenship.

(f) Optional: How did you hear about this opportunity? (FedBizOps, OFDA Jobs, Career Fair, etc.).

Your resume should contain sufficient information to make a valid determination that you fully meet the experience requirements as stated in this solicitation. This information should be clearly identified in your resume. Failure to provide information sufficient to determine your qualifications for the position will result in loss of full consideration.

  1. USPSC Application form AID 302-3. Applicants are required to complete sections A through I. This form must be physically signed. Electronic signatures will not be accepted.

Additional documents submitted will not be accepted.

By submitting your application materials, you certify that all of the information on and attached to the application is true, correct, complete, and made in good faith. You agree to allow all information on and attached to the application to be investigated. False or fraudulent information on or attached to your application may result in you being eliminated from consideration for this position, or being terminated after award, and may be punishable by fine or imprisonment.

To ensure consideration of applications for the intended position, please reference the solicitation number on your application, and as the subject line in any email.


Via email: recruiter@ofda.gov

Kenya: Programme Manager, KEMRI Wellcome Trust, Kilifi

Organization: Wellcome Trust
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 27 Apr 2018

KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme is one of the leading research centres in Africa. The Programme engages in a wide range of research on the main causes of ill health in Africa.

In addition, KWTRP has a strong commitment towards developing local research leadership. Most of the capacity building activities at KWTRP are managed through the Initiative to Develop African Research Leaders (IDeAL) with funding from the Wellcome Trust and DFID. The aim of IDeAL is to strengthen research capacity in Africa through research training schemes ranging from attachments for school leavers and undergraduates, Postgraduate Diploma, Masters, PhD studentships and postdoctoral fellowships.

We are now seeking to appoint a Programme Manager who can provide effective and efficient day-to-day administration and management of IDeAL.


  • Supporting the Director, IDeAL / Head of Training in managing academic training at the Programme
  • Providing day-to-day management of all research training schemes under IDeAL – including organising and overseeing recruitment, registration of students, progress monitoring, final assessment
  • Managing IDeAL’s administrative team and acting as the main point of contact with KWTRP management, and researchers
  • Day -to-day management of IDeAL’s funding – including supporting training fellows with budget planning and approving expenditure.
  • Managing the annual bussiness plan for generic skills training for all students and postdocs supported by IDeAL and other funding.
  • Managing correspondence between IDeAL and institutions where IDeAL students are registered.
  • Managing the establishment of a strong Alumni network amongst those trained by IDeAL.
  • Ensuring proper keeping of training records for the purposes of M&E and reporting to funding agencies and other stakeholders.


  1. A PhD in any discipline from a recognised university
  2. At least five years post qualification experience, three years of which include working as a project manager in research or capacity building initiatives or experience in managing postgraduate training.
  3. Computer literate; proficiency in Microsoft Applications including project management softwares
  4. Demonstrable knowledge of the process of developing bussiness plans, budgeting, and reporting to funder,
  5. A good understanding of the process of graduate training
  6. Experience in developing or managing electronic students information system


  1. Strong in management and administration
  2. Good planning and organisational ability
  3. Consultative approach with the ability to work under pressure and to prioritise
  4. Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  5. Team working skills with the ability to work in a multi-cultural setting
  6. Good oral presentation and writing skills
  7. Good interpersonal and communication skills
  8. Confidentiality

How to apply:

To apply for this role please click on the link below:


Kenya: CONSULTANCY – To Undertake the Development of Humane Dog Management Technical Training Manual for Africa

Organization: World Animal Protection
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 18 Apr 2018

World Animal Protection is looking to appoint a Consultant to undertake the development of a Humane Dog Management training manual to be used in the delivery of the Better Lives for Dogs Campaign in Africa.

The training manual targets high-level government officers working for Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries, Ministry of Education and Ministry of Health at both the national and county governments in Kenya. The manuals use targets also institutions of higher learning (Universities) Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, VERU, and Tertiary Agriculture and Livestock Training Institutions. The materials will be useful and easily adaptable to suit the need and context of different audiences across Africa where World Animal Protection works

This initial scope will be firmed up in the initial report of the consultant for discussion with the World Animal Protection.


The Consultant should have a background in the following areas:

i) A minimum Bachelors of Education Degree in Education or Curriculum development from a reputable institution of higher learning in Kenya learning. Experience with training of professionals will be an advantage

ii) A Bachelors in Veterinary Medicine, Animal health/ Science or livestock production with experience in teaching at tertiary levels or undertaking professional trainings.

iii) Experience in similar consultancy work environment and should be able to demonstrate evidence of work done including references of clients whose services were rendered to. (Beneficiaries)

iv) Ability to work with documents in Adobe PDF. (Preferred)

For more details on the Terms of Reference (TORs) and the scope of the consultancy, follow this link our website: https://www.worldanimalprotection.or.ke/jobs-and-internships

How to apply:

For details on the complete Request for Proposal (RFP) and how to apply, follow this link our website:


Kenya: Regional Poverty Graduation Advisor

Organization: The Boma Project
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 01 May 2018

Regional Poverty Graduation Advisor

Location: Nairobi or Nanyuki, Kenya

April 2018

About the BOMA Project:

The BOMA Project (BOMA) is a US nonprofit and Kenyan NGO with a proven track record, measurable results, and a transformative approach to alleviating poverty and building resiliency in the drylands of Africa (40% of the continent). BOMA implements a high-impact, data-driven poverty graduation program in the arid and semi-arid lands of Eastern Africa that provides ultra-poor women with seed capital and financial and life skills training, enabling them to start a business and establish savings to pay for food and school fees, and obtain medical care for their families.

BOMA is working to solve one of Africa’s toughest problems in an extraordinarily challenging region, and is demonstrating significant impact through measurable results. BOMA is a leader in the development of digital platforms for monitoring and evaluation of program impacts and organizational performance.

To date, we have impacted over 100,000 women and children, helping them break the generational cycle of extreme poverty and achieve a sustainable pathway to increased household resilience. Our goal is to reach 1,000,000 women and children by 2022. We are poised for significant expansion in scale and impact, and are seeking a dynamic, skilled, and passionate Regional Graduation Advisor to help us achieve our goals.

What we do

Our REAP program replaces aid with sustainable income and helps women to “graduate” from extreme poverty by giving them the tools they need to start small businesses in their communities. With this new and diversified source of income, they can feed their families, pay for school fees and medical care, accumulate savings for long-term stability, survive drought, and adapt to a changing climate.

REAP helps women to build a pathway out of extreme poverty by addressing three elements that contribute to the cycle of aid dependency in the arid lands of Africa: low incomes, inconsistent cash flows, and inadequate financial services for the rural poor. Profits from each REAP business provide a diversified income, while BOMA savings associations help women to manage cash flow (for daily needs), plan for future expenses (such as school fees and medical care) and respond to shocks (such as drought or family emergencies).

Position Summary:

BOMA seeks to hire a senior-level Regional Graduation Advisor (RGA) to provide technical assistance to NGO partners, governments, World Bank and UN agencies in the poverty graduation approach. The RGA will lead the design and implementation of the poverty graduation approach with partners and governments in Uganda, Somalia and other East African countries outside of Kenya. Reporting to the East Africa Regional Director, based in Kenya, the RGA will lead in the research, design, development and evaluation of technical assistance opportunities, and in the delivery of technical assistance in East Africa. The RGA will work closely with NGO partners and governments to deliver on donor commitments to graduation, with a focus on adapting the implementation to the context in which the graduation approach is implemented.

The Advisor will lead in the research, design and evaluation of the approach, based on an iterative process that integrates learning and lays the foundation for implementation at scale.

Responsibilities include the following:


· Organize and/or represent BOMA and the Graduation agenda in global, regional and local events to enhance learning and promote adaptation of the Graduation approach;

· Proactively engage with donors and national governments to advocate for embedding the Graduation approach into national social protection, humanitarian response, resilience, and financial inclusion policies and programs.

Business Development

· Lead the process of building a robust pipeline of potential partners and governments interested in the provision of BOMA graduation technical advisory services;

· Identify technical assistance leads within governments and NGO’s;

· Lead the research, project/program design and proposal development process with NGO, foundation and government partners;

· Collaborate with the Director of Strategic Partnerships and other staff to fundraise for pilot opportunities and full implementation.

Feasibility Studies

· Assess whether the graduation approach is the appropriate fit within an existing social protection, national social protection, humanitarian response, resilience, and financial inclusion policies and programs;

· Lead the analysis of the potential for the graduation approach within NGOs’ strategy and structure.

Poverty Graduation Implementation

· Lead the development of systems, processes and tools for high quality graduation technical assistance via NGO and government partners;

· Lead technical assistance initiatives for replication of the Graduation Approach; lead or oversee consultants on policy planning

· Lead and support teams of consultants to deliver high quality technical assistance in graduation implementation in areas including field-level data collection, rapid livelihoods assessments, market assessments, stakeholder interviews, systems analysis, workshop facilitation;

· With support from Human Resources, recruit field staff to drive implementation;

· In collaboration with the senior training manager, design and delivering training curriculum to NGO and government partners, including incorporation of NGO partner training materials into graduation delivery;

· Provide operational support to local partners (e.g. process mapping, coordination across multiple entities and programs including managing relationships across ministries, donors, and other key stakeholders);

· Manage, train, and mentor junior members of the team.

Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning:

· Establish and maintain periodic reviews of Graduation performance standards;

· Collaborate with the Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning (MEL) Manager to design and implement high quality MEL in government adoption implementation;

  • In collaboration with the Director of Research, Evaluation & Learning (DREL), engage with the implementation team and stakeholders in documenting, sharing lessons learned and best practices, including inputs for reports and technical publications to inform and shape the global Graduation agenda;
  • In collaboration with the MEL Manager and DREL, help to develop data collection tools and approaches for evaluations of poverty graduation models with NGO and government partners, and provide support with the design of research and evaluation studies;
  • Provide technical guidance to the team and NGO and government stakeholders for the development of monitoring and evaluation frameworks;
  • Support the development of high-quality evaluation reports and other knowledge products related to poverty graduation implemented by government and NGO partnerships.

Location: Nairobi or Nanyuki

Travel: In Kenya and other regional and country locations, sometimes with limited amenities.


Master’s degree in social sciences, international development, evaluation or another relevant field required;

Extensive expertise in poverty graduation models, resilience, livelihoods, women’s economic empowerment or financial inclusion methodologies required;

• At least seven years of experience in international development, including program design, implementation, and budgeting; with field experience in Asia or Africa, required;

• Sector experience in livelihoods, nutrition, social protection, gender, last mile financial inclusion, or health;

• Experience as a technical advisor in curricula development, training, and facilitation preferred;

• Experience working on behalf of development consulting agencies, multilaterals, such as the UN or World Bank, or as an individual consultant serving multilaterals, NGOs, or government-led initiatives; policy advocacy experience a plus;

• A proven track record in new business development with experience supporting project design, proposal development and fundraising efforts; World Bank and DFID experience a plus;

• Successful experience managing teams or individuals;

• Exceptional public speaking and written English communication skills; including communication to partners and clients via written products and presentations;

• Creative problem solver; able to easily adapt to change in a fast-paced environment;

• Proactive leader, with ability to effectively manage competing work streams and deadlines;

• Strong manager and mentor, with the ability to identify growth opportunities and provide ongoing mentoring and guidance to junior staff;

• Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint required.

To be considered for this opportunity, qualified applicants should submit the following by May 1 to humanresources@bomaproject.org:

· Required: Updated resume

· Encouraged: Cover Letter that describes the applicant’s qualifications with relevance to the scope of work

· Please include the job title in the email subject line.

· Only those who meet minimum qualifications will be contacted. No phone calls please.

How to apply:

To be considered for this opportunity, qualified applicants should submit the following by May 1 to humanresources@bomaproject.org

· Required: Updated resume

· Encouraged: Cover Letter that describes the applicant’s qualifications with relevance to the scope of work

· Please include the job title in the email subject line.

· Only those who meet minimum qualifications will be contacted. No phone calls please.

Kenya: Senior Investigator

Organization: International Rescue Committee
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 09 May 2018

Job Title: Senior Investigator

Sector: Compliance

Employment Category: Regular

Location: Kenya-Nairobi

Job Description

Background/IRC Summary:

The International Rescue Committee is among the world's leading humanitarian relief and development organizations. The IRC has been at the forefront of virtually every major humanitarian initiative to assist people uprooted by war, persecution, or civil conflict for the last 80 years. And, more than 80 years after Albert Einstein helped create the IRC, the number and intensity of humanitarian crises across the globe warrant a dose of Einstein-inspired innovation.

The world's more than 50 million displaced people, the most since World War II, require more than "aid as usual." Their growing and increasingly complex needs mandate a transformation-a creative rethinking-in the global humanitarian response.

The beneficiaries of its programs deserve evidence-based interventions that bring real change to their lives. That is what the IRC is determined to deliver. The IRC has grown because its teams have gone to the toughest places, done cutting-edge research, developed in-depth knowledge, and forged vital relationships with local governments. Today its 11,000 employees and 13,000 incentive workers work in 170 field offices in 40 crisis-torn countries are helping communities rebuild after Ebola, survive terrorist insurgencies, and recover from war. From health care to education to protection for women and girls, the IRC is there. And unlike any other humanitarian organization, it is also here, in 26 U.S. cities, helping newly arrived refugees adjust to life in America and make a contribution to their new country.

Job Overview/Summary:

Reporting to the Senior Director of Investigations and the Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer, the Senior Investigator will assist the IRC Ethics and Compliance Unit to conduct investigations of allegations involving fraud, waste, abuse, corruption, beneficiary exploitation and abuse, and other misconduct. The position will support IRC programs to ensure continued vigilance with regard to the risks associated with violations of IRC's Code of Professional Conduct and Policies the law/regulations and the further development of complaints mechanisms and investigation capacity. The position will work with other IRC functional areas and programs to support our partners, sub-grantees and other agencies in fostering a work environment that minimizes the potential for abuse, exploitation and other forms of misconduct.

Two commitments lie at the foundation of the IRC's work: 1) our unceasing quest to serve the needs of our beneficiaries; and 2) our determination to meet the requirements of our donors as trusted stewards of their resources. This position will play a key role in meeting these challenges by furthering a critical mission of the Ethics and Compliance Unit – to safeguard our employees, beneficiaries, staff and resources from misconduct and abuse in challenging and high-risk operating environments through investigating allegations of fraud, collusion and corruption in the use of the grant funds. As the investigations will involve transactions, individuals and entities in the field, the position requires extensive travel.

Position is based in Nairobi, Kenya with responsibilities primarily for investigations in East and West Africa.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Undertake investigations of alleged fraud, waste, financial corruption, and any other type of misconduct, ensuring objectivity, impartiality and fairness throughout investigative processes in accordance with generally recognized international investigative standards and IRC guidelines;
  • Formulate investigation plans, review and analyze all information to determine its relevance and reliability, conduct interviews of staff and other involved parties, record interviews, obtain and analyze potential documentary and electronic evidence, conduct investigative research, prepare draft investigation reports, and present investigative results in a clear written form;
  • Prepare reports and ad hoc briefs pertaining to investigations in coordination with the Senior Director of Investigations and the Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer and others as appropriate;
  • Prepare recommendations for corrective action and improved controls and effectiveness or efficiency of IRC operations;
  • Support the preparation of work plans and the prioritization of investigative work in consultation with Ethics and Compliance Unit management. Monitor and assist the work of contracted specialists as appropriate;
  • Participate in developing and revising compliance-related best practices and lessons learned from investigative work.

Working Relationships:

Position Reports to: Senior Director of Investigations

Position directly supervises: Investigators

Other Internal and/or external contacts

Internal: Headquarters departments, international and U.S. program operations

External: International representatives, partners, vendors, service providers and external auditors as needed

Job Requirements

Education: Bachelor's degree required in business, accounting, criminal justice or related field.

Certificates, licenses or advanced degrees in law, accounting or computer forensics an advantage: (CFE/CFF/CPA/CA/CCEP)

Work Experience:

  • 8-10+ years of international fraud investigations experience (including substantive experience in developing countries and insecure environments)
  • Experience in the nonprofit, NGO sectors or grant-supported organizations, or the inspector general function within a large government organization
  • Experience conducting fraud, collusion, corruption, and other types of investigations in challenging environments, and in the locations where the IRC operates;
  • Experience leading investigations of complex fraud, collusion and procurement fraud in government programs, NGO programs or the equivalent;
  • Experience working with investigation teams in remote locations and insecure environments;
  • Experience investigating vendor and supplier collusion;
  • Experience examining forensic evidence; electronic evidence and working with computer forensic and accounting forensic specialists;
  • Extensive experience conducting interviews of witnesses and subjects in multicultural environments

Travel to insecure environments required

Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:

  • Fraud Investigation Principles and Techniques, including Procurement Fraud, Bribery, Collusion and Corruption
  • Sexual Exploitation and Abuse investigation and interviewing experience preferred
  • Excellent judgment and discretion
  • Fluency in French or Arabic a significant plus
  • Extensive Interviewing skills and the ability to interview both witnesses and subjects
  • Experience with computer and accounting forensic specialists (having such expertise a plus)
  • Project Management
  • Communications – Written and Oral English
  • Demonstrated ability to build relationships and work successfully with internal functional units and operations
  • Excellent writing and report drafting skills
  • Data Analysis
  • MS Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint and VISIO
  • Demonstrated experience and a successful track record working with minimal direct supervision

Working Environment:

  • Position is based in Nairobi, Kenya with responsibilities primarily for investigations in East and West Africa
  • Travel 50% or more to developing countries including insecure environments

How to apply:

Please follow this link to apply: http://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=YXN0cmlkLm1hdGhldy4yODMzMS4zODMwQGlyY2NkLmFwbGl0cmFrLmNvbQ