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Kenya: Programme monitoring officer

Organization: ERIKS Development Partner
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 09 Jul 2018

ERIKS Development Partner is a Swedish NGO promoting children’s rights. ERIKS’ vision is to change the world by giving children the opportunity to realize their ambitions and enjoy their rights. The NGO, founded in 1967, is based on Christian values. ERIKS carries out development projects by promoting the rights of the child to education, health and protection. In addition, it responds to humanitarian crises. ERIKS works in partnership with national NGOs to build the capacity of civil society and for more relevant, effective and sustainable implementation of its actions. In East Africa, ERIKS operates in four countries; Uganda, Kenya, South Sudan and Tanzania. Much of the work is funded by the Swedish International Development Agency (Sida) through the Swedish Mission Council (SMC). Since 2010, ERIKS has a regional office for East Africa in Kampala, Uganda, with a Regional Representative (RR), a Program Monitoring Officer (PMO), a Financial Monitoring Officer (FMO) and a Financial & Administration assistant. The regional office provides close monitoring and support to partner NGOs in the region, in collaboration with the East Africa Program Coordinator (PC) based at ERIKS headquarters in Sweden. For more information about ERIKS, see https://erikshjalpen.se/eriks/about-us/.

OUTLINE OF THE POSITION

The assignment of the Programme Monitoring Officer’s (PMO) consists of regular monitoring of the interventions supported by ERIKS, capacity building of the implementing partner organizations and networking. The PMO will be based in Nairobi at a host organisation and be part of the ERIKS East Africa office in Kampala reporting to the Regional Representative. The PMO will have supervising responsibilities mainly in Kenya and South Sudan. The PMO will take up duty in October 2018 or as per agreement.

JOB DESCRIPTION

You will:

  • Be well acquainted with the rules and procedures of ERIKS and convey them to the implementing partner organizations and development partners.
  • Contribute to the elaboration of an efficient reporting and monitoring system of the interventions supported by ERIKS in the region and represent ERIKS for any events.
  • Analyse the regular reports submitted by the implementing partners.
  • Write reports for periodical operational assessments of the implementing partner organizations.
  • Make field visits to the sites of the current interventions and write field reports.
  • Monitor the implementation of recommendations given to the implementing partners.
  • Supervise compliance with agreements and contracts signed between ERIKS and the implementing partners.
  • Assist the EAT in conducting organisational assessments
  • Assist the PC in analysing the project proposals submitted by the implementing partner organizations.
  • Elaborate TORs for mid-term reviews and final evaluations and identify consultants for their execution.
  • Evaluate the implementing partner organizations’ capacity building needs and function as advisor and mentor.
  • Develop networking between implementing partner organizations, peer NGOs and national networks and authorities.
  • Assist EAT in institutional fundraising and communication. QUALIFICATIONS

Education:

  • University degree in project administration and management, development, social sciences, Human Rights, sociology or equivalent.
  • Masters Degree in humanities is an added advantage.

Experience:

  • Professional experience in project design and management. Professional experience in the field of project monitoring/evaluation in an international agency or a well-established national NGO
  • Understanding of Human/Children’s Rights and experience in Child Rights Programming.
  • Work experience in Institutional Fundraising.

Competence:

  • Well acquainted with the following computer software (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook)
  • High capacity in reading, writing and communicating in English.
  • Well informed about the development context in Kenya in particular and all the four East African countries of intervention. (Focus countries will be Kenya and South Sudan with regular interventions in the other East African countries).

Ability:

  • Ability to work independently and in team.
  • Willingness to travel extensively within the region in some hard to reach areas.
  • Attitude of listening and creativity.
  • Flexibility and ability to take initiative.
  • Interpersonal competence and ability to network and maintain good partnership relations.
  • Capacity to work with national and international organizations, authorities and various management structures.
  • Capacity to gather, summarize and present information in a professional and convincing way.
  • Aptitude for planning, foresight and problem solving.
  • Capacity to work under pressure and time limits.
  • Leadership ability and a high level of emotional intelligence.
  • Ability to facilitate training and capacity building plans for implementing partner organisations.

CONDITIONS FOR EMPLOYMENT

  • Share the basic values, the vision and the mission of ERIKS.
  • Determined to develop and maintain the good image of ERIKS.
  • Be a person of excellent integrity and decline every form of corruption and mismanagement of funds.
  • Available to make frequent field missions in the four countries concerned.

How to apply:

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Kenya: Program Accountant

Organization: Fred Hollows Foundation
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 29 Jun 2018

  • The Fred Hollows Foundation Kenya Nairobi office
  • International Development Organisation

The Fred Hollows Foundation, an international NGO founded in 1992 has been a driving force in the
development and implementation of blindness prevention programs in some of the poorest and most
isolated regions in the world. Currently operating in 25 countries throughout Africa, South Asia and
South East Asia, The Foundation is working to end avoidable blindness. Reporting to the Finance Manager, you will participate in ensuring a high standard of overall financial management support for The Fred Hollows Foundation (FHF) supported programs in
Kenya.

Previous experience in working for a development, government or community based organisation
will be looked at favourably. In addition you should demonstrate your ability to cultivate key
relationships.

To be successful in this role you must have:

  • 3+ years’ program coordination and implementation experience in an international
  • development or community based organisation
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business Management or Commerce.
  • CPA (K) or ACCA.
  • Experience coordinating outcomes through partners, as well as the ability to work
  • independently
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • The ability to interpret financial management data
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong written and verbal English skills as well as Swahili
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, ERP and SUN systems.

Fluency in written and spoken English as well as the ability to travel domestically including travel
to remote locations will also be essential.

This is an exciting time to join The Fred Hollows Foundation Kenya as we seek to deliver even greater
impact and enhance our ability to accomplish our vision.

How to apply:

Applications should be made via our website: https://www.hollows.org/au/careers/currentvacancies
and should include your resume and cover letter addressing all areas expressed in the
‘experience, skills & attributes’ section of the Job Description as well as details of your current and
expected salary.

The Fred Hollows Foundation is committed to protecting the rights of children in all areas where we work.

Applicants are advised that The Foundation reserves the right to conduct police checks and other screening procedures to ensure we maintain and promote a child safe environment.

Kenya: Senior Policy Officer, Economics, Trade and Marketing

Organization: African Union – InterAfrican Bureau for Animal Resources
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 16 Jul 2018

Organization

The African Union, established as a unique Pan African continental body, is charged with spearheading Africa’s rapid integration and sustainable development by promoting unity, solidarity, cohesion and cooperation among the peoples of Africa and African States as well as developing a new partnership worldwide. Its Headquarters is located in Addis Ababa, capital city of Ethiopia. In seeking to achieve these objectives, the African Union intends to strengthen its capacity to deliver by, among others, the implementation of new organization structure and the filling of regular and short-term vacant posts. The Inter African Bureau for Animal Resources is an African Union Institution under the Department of Rural Economy and Agriculture, and located in Nairobi, Kenya, which is aimed to transform the African livestock sector for enhanced contribution to socio-economic development and equitable growth.

The African Union Commission invites applicants who are citizens of Member States for the regular position of Senior Policy Officer, Economics, Trade and Marketing below within the African Union Inter African Bureau for Animal Resources (AU-IBAR). Least Representative Countries.

Candidates from the following least represented countries at the African Union Commission are encouraged to apply: Algeria, South Africa, Morocco, Angola, Ghana, Congo (DRC), Equatorial Guinea, South Sudan, Namibia, Mali, Madagascar, Guinea-Conakry, Cape Verde, Central African Rep., Seychelles, Somalia, GuineaBissau, Saharawi Arab D.R., Comoros, Sao Tome and Principe.

Department

Post title: Senior Policy Officer, Economics, Trade and Marketing
Post level: P3
Duty Station: AU-IBAR Nairobi, Kenya
Supervisor: Director, AU-IBAR

Project

Under the direct supervision of the Director, AU-IBAR, the Senior Policy Officer Economics, Trade and Marketing will contribute and provide technical advice for AU- IBAR’s annual/periodic reports/publications; and, as a member or leader of multidisciplinary teams, contribute to the formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of livestock development projects and programmes.

Tasks

  • Provide support to AU-IBAR technical units for integration of socio-economic analyses into animal health and, animal production support interventions.
  • Technically support AU-IBAR on matters related to the trade and marketing of animals and animal products.
  • Undertake economic analyses of actors/issues and trends that impact on the development and utilization of animal resources in Africa.
  • Provide technical back-stopping and guidance to relevant personnel in the Regional Economic Communities (RECs) and AU Member States in the economic analyses of regional trends in the production, processing, consumption and trade of animals and animal products.
  • Collate, analyse and synthesize -economic, trade and marketing data and information to support the development of evidence based policies to promote growth of the animal resources sector and its contribution to economic development.
  • Provide support for the implementation of the policy and capacity development initiatives at AU-IBAR.
  • Represent AU-IBAR in regional and continental livestock socio-economic networks and related fora.
  • Contribute to the preparation and execution of AU-IBAR’s annual, quarterly and monthly work programmes and prepare progress reports on the socio-economic components in accordance with reporting guidelines provided by the African Union Commission and the Director AU-IBAR.
  • Organise and supervise the implementation of socio-economic activities in line with AU-IBAR’s annual work program.
  • Provide support in other areas of AU-BAR’s work and undertake any other duties as maybe assigned by the Director of AU-IBAR.

Requirements

  • A Master’s Degree in Agricultural Economics preferably in Livestock economics with 7 years of work experience managing a livestock economics , trade and marketing portfolio.
  • A higher qualification will be an added advantage.
  • A Bachelors Degree in Agricultural Economics preferably in Livestock economics economics with 10 years of work experience managing a livestock economics , trade and marketing portfolio.

Additional Work Experience

  • At least three (3) years of work experince in livestock economics in an international organisation.
  • Proven skills/publication record in areas related to trade modelling, market intelligence and using tools to monitor investments in the livestock sector.

Function Skills

  • Ability to identify key strategic issues, opportunities and risks.
  • Ability to communicate clearly links between the Organization’s strategy and the work unit’s goals.
  • Ability to provide innovative technical leadership by performing and/or overseeing the planning, development, and management of operation.
  • Proven conscience and efficiency in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results.

Personal Skills

  • Excellent leadership skills and ability to empower others to translate vision into results.
  • Ability to negotiate and apply good judgment.
  • Excellent Communication skills oral and written.
  • Excellent planning and organising skills and time management.
  • Good and effective collaboration with same or top level stakeholders i.e. Senior Officers and Ability to persuade, guide and advise top level stakeholders.
  • Excellent Teamwork skills and ability to work in a multicultural environment.

Language Requirement

Proficiency in English or French. Proficiency in additional one or two other African Union official language(s) would be an added value.

Tenure of Appointment

The appointment will be made on a regular fixed term contract for a period of three (3) years, of with the first twelve months will be considered as a probationary period. Thereafter, the contract will be for a period of two years renewable, subject to satisfactory performance and deliverables.

Remuneration

Indicative basic salary of USD37,453.00 (P3 step 1) per annum, plus other related entitlements such as post adjustment (42% of basic salary), housing allowance (USD18,585 per annum), education allowance (100% of tuition and other education related expenses for every eligible dependant up to USD10,000.00 per child and per annum), etc. for internationally recruited staff of the Commission.

Contract Type
Regular (Long Duration)
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Employment Fraction**
Full-time
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Branch**
IBAR, Nairobi

How to apply:

Applications must be made through the AUC E-recruitment Website AU Careers not later than 16th July 2018.

Directorate of Administration and Human Resource Management
African Union Commission
Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)

Applications are pre-screened by the system according to the published requirements of the job opening on the basis of the information provided in the application. In relation to the requirements of the job opening, applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their qualifications, including their education, work experience, and language skills. Each applicant must bear in mind that submission of incomplete or inaccurate applications may render that applicant ineligible for consideration for the job opening. Initial screening and evaluation of applications will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted. Applications cannot be amended following submission. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to a reference-checking process to verify the information provided in the application.

Kenya: Developing and Implementing a Communication Strategy for the Sub-Regional Focal Point for Animal Genetic Resources (AnGR) for West Africa

Organization: African Union – InterAfrican Bureau for Animal Resources
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 27 Jun 2018

Background

The African Union Interafrican Bureau for Animal Resources (AU-IBAR) is a specialized technical Office of the Department of Rural Economy and Agriculture (DREA) of the African Union Commission (AUC). AU-IBAR's mandate is to support and coordinate the utilization of livestock, fisheries and wildlife as a resource for both human wellbeing and economic development in the Member States of the African Union (AU). The mission of AU-IBAR is to provide leadership in the development of animal resources for Africa through supporting and empowering AU Member States and regional Economic Communities (RECs). Under this mission, AU-IBAR has developed a framework to mainstream livestock in the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development program (CAADP) pillars. Sustainable utilization of AnGR is a priority area under pillar 4 of the AU framework. In order to successfully implement this strategy, AU-IBAR has received a financial support from the European Union (EU) to implement a project which focuses on "Strengthening the Capacity of African Countries to Conservation and Sustainable Utilisation of African Animal Genetic Resources".

The project "**Strengthening the Capacity of African Countries to Conservation and Sustainable Utilization of African Animal Genetic Resources**" aims at strengthening the capacity of African countries and Regional Economic Communities to sustainably use and conserve animal genetic resources (AnGR) through institutionalizing national and regional policy, legal and technical instruments and implementing actions that will result in judicious exploitation of AnGR in Africa. This is achieved through:

  • Establishing the status and trends of animal genetic resources in Africa.
  • Developing policy frameworks for the sustainable utilization and conservation of AnGR.
  • Establishing national and regional utilization, conservation and improvement strategies and initiatives.
  • Increasing knowledge, attitude and practice on the use and contribution of livestock to economic growth, food security and poverty reduction.

Context of the Consultancy

In 2014, AU-IBAR and FAO organized a joint regional workshop on "Capacity Building in the Management of Animal Genetic Resources in Central and West Africa", held in N'Djamena, Chad from August 28 to 30. The main objective of the workshop was to build capacity in the Sub-Regional Focal Point for West and Central Africa to improve the management of animal genetic resources through better coordination and networking. The meeting took an important decision on establishing two sub-regional focal points instead of a single focal point for both regions. Through increased acceptance and commitment by the various stakeholders, the implementation capacities of the Sub-Regional Focal Point for West Africa have improved considerably in recent years. However, there are some lingering roadblocks preventing from quickly implementing its mandate focused on: (i) strengthening activities the countries with respect to animal genetic resources; (ii) supporting regional communication and awareness raising; (iii) providing technical assistance in designing and implementing regional projects; (iv) helping in developing regional policies on animal genetic resources; and (v) mobilizing resources for financing sustainable management activity for animal genetic resources. In this context, the African Union Interafrican Bureau for Animal Resources (AU-IBAR) seeks to identify and hire a consultant to develop and implement the communication strategy for the Sub-Regional Focal Point for Animal Genetic Resources (AnGR) for West Africa.

Objectives

The objective of the consultation is to develop and implement a communication strategy for the Sub-Regional Focal Point for Animal Genetic Resources (AnGR) for West Africa.
Specifically, the consultant will have to:

  • Help in developing and implementing an innovative communication strategy for improving the visibility of the Sub-Regional Focal Point for West Africa and its mandate, including liaising with donors, the media, other development agencies, and the partners.
  • Design and develop an integrated communication plan to improve public knowledge and attitudes, including partners on the image, mandate and achievements by the Sub-Regional Focal Point for West Africa.
  • Develop and use communication media and tools to promote the visibility of the Sub-Regional Focal Point for West Africa by focusing on the use of innovative information and communication technologies.
  • Assist in updating of the Sub-Regional Focal Point for West Africa website.

Expected Results

  • An innovative communication strategy for improving the visibility of the Sub-Regional Focal Point for West Africa and its mandate, including liaising with donors, the media, other development agencies, and the partners, is developed and established.
  • An integrated communication plan for improving the public knowledge and attitudes, including partners on the image, mandate and achievements by Sub-Regional Focal Point for West Africa, is designed and developed.
  • Communication media and tools for promoting the visibility of the Sub-Regional Focal Point for West Africa by focusing on the use of innovative information and communication technologies, are developed and used.
  • The Sub-Regional Focal Point for West Africa website is updated.
  • Recommendations on implementing genetic improvement programmes have been made.

Deliverables

Inception Report (IR)

An inception report (IR) within 5 days of signing the contract. The IR coming in no more than 10 pages should include the proposed methodology, the timetable and activity schedule, the sites to be visited, the persons to interview and an overview of the contents of the final technical report.

Technical Interim Report (TIR)

The technical interim report is considered the initial draft of the Final Technical Report (FTR) before a final copy is formally and officially submitted to AU-IBAR for acceptance.

Final Technical Report (FTR)

The final technical report (RTF) should take into account inputs and comments from relevant stakeholders and AU-IBAR. The draft final report must be submitted at the end of the time allocated to task performance. Once validated, three (03) copies of the consultation’s final report, in which the raw data obtained is annexed, must be submitted to AU-IBAR. The final report must be submitted at the end of the time allocated to task performance within a maximum of three calendar months from the date of signing of the contract.

Term of Consultation

The consultation will be carried out within 15 working days, from the day of the signing of the contract.

Payment

The total cost for the consultation will be 4500 (four thousand five hundred) US$, not comprising travel expenses and daily subsistence allowance for field visits if available.

Consultant Profiles

General qualifications and competences:

  • Be a national of West Africa.
  • Ability to communicate and write fluently in French and / or English with a good working knowledge of the other language.
  • Perfect command of French.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills.

Specific qualifications and competences:

The consultant shall have excellent knowledge in communication and advocacy areas. In particular, he or she should:

  • Hold a higher university degree in communication, social sciences, and / or any other communication-related field.
  • Have a proven track record in innovation and promoting new communication approaches and techniques (social media, on-line communication, etc.).
  • Have a good knowledge of livestock rearing conditions in West Africa as well as the media environment. **

    Closing Date for Applications: 27th June 2018**

How to apply:

The service offers must include a letter of interest addressed to the AU-IBAR Director, a curriculum vitae highlighting the qualifications and professional experience of the person concerned and a financial offer.

The full service offers marked as «Developing and implementing a communication strategy for the Sub-Regional Focal Point for Animal Genetic Resources (AnGR) in West Africa » should be sent by e-mail to the following address:

AU-IBAR Director
P.O. BOX 30786, 00100 Nairobi, Kenya
FAX: +254-20-367-4143
E-mail: procurement@au-ibar.org and include in copy: khalid.seid@au-ibar.org

Kenya: PROJECT OFFICER SAFE ONLINE (KENYA)

Organization: Terre des Hommes Netherlands
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 29 Jun 2018

Terre des Hommes Netherlands is looking for a project officer for its ‘Safe online – prevention of online child sexual exploitation’ project, full time, to be based in Nairobi, Kenya with frequent travel in the country. This is a national position, open to applicants who can prove the right to live and work in Kenya. Initial contract period will be for one year.

Background

Terre des Hommes Netherlands (TdH-NL) is an international NGO committed to stopping child exploitation. In East Africa, Terre des Hommes Netherlands works in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Ethiopia. We support child victims of exploitation with education, psychosocial support, legal assistance, shelter, job opportunities and medical care; while at the same time targeting highly vulnerable children, who are at risk of being exploited, in our prevention activities. We launch public and media campaigns to create awareness on our focus issues and carry out local research into the extent and nature of abuse and exploitation of children.

TdH-NL in East Africa works within four child protection themes: the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC), the Worst Forms of Child Labour (WFCL), Child Trafficking and Migration (CTM), and Child Abuse (CA) in the form of Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights. Through collaboration with local civil society organisations (CSOs), TdH-NL implements development, humanitarian/relief and advocacy interventions in various parts of Kenya, supported by own TdH-NL funding and various foundations.

Our Vision: Terre des Hommes Netherlands works towards a world where all children have a decent life and can grow up to be independent adults. A world in which children are no longer exploited. We will continue our work until this is accomplished.

Our Mission: Terre des Hommes Netherlands prevents child exploitation, removes children from exploitative situations and ensures these children can develop themselves in a safe environment.

Objective of the position

To act as the point person for the coordination, communication, monitoring, reporting of and liaison with the consoritum partners implementing the Safe Online Project in Kenya. Undertaking implementation of project activities assigned to TdH-NL as well as supporting consortium partners in implementation of the joint activities including documentation together with the learning consortium partner, of new developments in online protection, lessons learnt, challenges and innovations in the implementation process.

Main Duties and Responsiblities:

1. Support implementation of the Safe Online Project in Kenya

  • Liaise with the consortium members to ensure timely, efficient and effective implementation of the project.

  • Undertake planning, implementation and reporting of project activities in close collaboration and consultation with the consortium partners in the project.

  • Undertake field monitoring visits in collaboration with the consortium members to the project sites.

  • Lead project review meetings and documentation of lessons learnt, challenges and new thinking in the project implementation.

  • Maintain contacts with government agencies, private sector and other key stakeholders involved in online protection of children and act as link between these actors and the Safe Online Project.

  • Ensure efficient use of project resources and fulfillment of the programme and finance commitments as per the partner contracts.

  • Monitor the context of online protection and technological advancements as well as the child protection discourse in Kenya (specific focus on project sites) and provide feedback to the project implementation team and advice to the Country Manager (CM) and others as appropriate for decision making.

2. Programme results for the partner and programme portfolio

  • Support and monitor the project partner through regular communications and programme visits. Liaise with the Finance and Administration Officer regarding budgets and expenditure.

  • Ensure that all scheduled partner and project reports such as progress and financial reports are delivered timely and that they are of good quality, according to Terre des Hommes Netherlands’ standards, analyse the received information and compile the necessary reports for the CM.

  • Support the Senior Communication Officer at the Regional Office with information and materials for marketing and communication, e.g. news items (case stories) and photos.

  • Inform relevant persons/organisations/institutions on support given to project partners, project activities and expected results. Maintain the database and regularly update project documentation/ files for reference by all concerned.

3. Capacity building of partners

  • Apply Terre des Hommes Netherlands’ tools in organisational assessment, M&E and capacity building.

  • Identify together with project partner areas for further improvement on management and/or programme quality of project partner and define frameworks, procedures and indicators oriented towards improved organisational and project management.

  • Guide project partners and give direction so that they improve on quality of work, efficiency, effectiveness of the desired outputs and sustainability of results.

  • Safeguard project quality by maintaining an overview of supported projects and evaluating the quality of work and results. Ensure that project partners follow the terms and conditions of the signed partner contract; facilitate them to keep track of key factors in project management, implementation and monitoring of results.

Knowledge and experience

  • University degree (MA) in a relevant field, such as development cooperation, child rights, etc.

  • Minimum of three years of experience working in the development sector.

  • Proven experience of working with local partners, engagement with government and private sector.

  • Experience of writing, reviewing and analysing programmes and reports.

  • Experience with Child Rights based programming is an advantage.

  • Proven experience in capacity building of civil society organisations.

  • Knowledge of and experience in project cycle management, including the use of logical framework, theory of change and other planning tools.

  • Understanding of project fincial management.

  • Knowledge of the political, religious and social structures of the project sites.

  • Excellent writing and communication skills in English and Swahili.

This position will be based in Nairobi with travel to the project sites.

Competencies

  • Shows initiative

  • Able to plan and organise well

  • Able to work in a team

  • Able to set goals and achieve results in line with the goals set

  • Able to communicate well, both verbally and in writing**

How to apply:

Please send your motivation letter and curriculum vitae by e-mail to: recruitment.africa@tdh.nl clearly demonstrating how you meet the qualifications for this position, no later than by Friday, 29th June 2018. For more information about this position, you can contact us through the same email address.

Please note that this is a national position. Applicants must be able to provide proof of the right to live and work in Kenya.

Kindly also note that due to the expected large responses only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

The selection procedure will include an assessment test, and checking of recent professional references.

Kenya: REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST FROM UNIVERSITIES, THINK-TANKS AND INDEPENDENT RESEARCH INSTITUTIONS TO CARRY OUT RESEARCH ON DISPLACEMENT…

Organization: Intergovernmental Authority on Development
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 28 Jun 2018

Deadline: 28 June 2018

Organization: IGAD Regional Secretariat on Forced Displacement and Mixed Migration

Project: Development Response to Displacement Impacts Project (DRDIP)

Introduction

The IGAD Regional Secretariat on Forced Displacement and Mixed Migration (RS) is implementing a World Bank funded regional grant “*Development Response to Displacement Impacts Project (DRDIP)*”. This regional project was inspired by the 2015 World Bank and UNHCR study on “Forced Displacement and Mixed Migration in the Horn of Africa” that found that most refugee hosting areas in the Horn of Africa are relatively underdeveloped compared to other parts of the host countries. The already existing precarious socio-economic situation in these refugee hosting areas plagued by food insecurity, limited access to basic social services and infrastructure, poor livelihood opportunities and a degraded natural resource base makes them more susceptible to further environmental degradation and strains their socio-economic system whenever refugees arrived. It is in light of this that the DRDIP interventions aim to improve access to social services, expand livelihood opportunities and enhance natural resources and environmental management for communities hosting refugees in the targeted areas of Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda, while bringing Somalia to the regional discussions on forced displacement and mixed migration. Implementation of the regional component of the DRDIP is by the IGAD Regional Secretariat on Forced Displacement and Mixed Migration (RS) located in Nairobi, Kenya, with country specific projects implemented by designated Government entities in line with their national priorities.

The RS, established in 2016, is spearheading the advancement of the development approach to displacement in the IGAD region with a focus on four major areas namely: policy dialogue on the development approach to displacement; research, knowledge generation and learning; capacity enhancement and coordination and partnerships. The execution of these roles requires close collaboration and coordination with member states, civil society, the private sector and universities and think-tanks that are engaged both in the humanitarian and development endeavors in the region.

To advance the research, knowledge generation and learning agenda, as part of its support to DRDIP project countries and the region in an area not generally studied or researched, the RS seeks to engage competent universities and think-tanks in the IGAD region to champion targeted research in the key thematic areas of the DRDIP project. Institutions will be selected based on the relevance of their research focus areas to the DRDIP interventions and eligibility will be limited to those that are registered within the four DRDIP project countries of Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda. Engagement of research institutions is also a launch pad for generating new knowledge in the area of forced displacement and mixed migration and enriching policy discussions in the IGAD region on the development approach to tackling impacts of displacement.

Invitation

IGAD Secretariat is inviting expressions of interest (EOI) from universities, think-tanks and other research institutions to join our research pool, for work around policy and practice in forced displacement in the Horn of Africa. This invitation is extended to university departments (both public and private), think-tanks and other organizations with a research orientation, registered as legal entities within any of the four project countries of Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda.

Selection criteria

The selection process will be led by the IGAD Regional Secretariat (RS) in consultation with the DRDIP Regional Project Steering Committee (RPSC). Only institutions that meet the basic criteria will be considered for pre-qualification. Successful institutions will then be invited to provide technical and financial proposals whenever a specific research need is identified. Information on such research initiatives in support of DRDIP implementation will be shared with preselected institutions.

The review of expressions of interest from competent institutions and selection will be done following a set of pre-defined criteria. The selection criteria will include:

  • Research focus of interested entity relevant to DRDIP intervention areas that include; access to basic social services and economic opportunities, infrastructure (roads, water and sanitation), natural resource development, energy, health, education, good governance and human capital development, among others
  • Geographical location (institutions located in countries outside designated DRDIP project countries will not be considered)
  • Institutional capacities with adequate resources to provide backstopping whenever necessary
  • Research experience in DRDIP relevant areas.

Whereas the main objective of engaging universities, think-tanks and research institutions is to build knowledge around the development approach to impacts of forced displacement and supporting project implementation, this initiative also seeks to enhance the individual research capacities of the selected institutions to feed into national and regional policy discourse.

Geographical coverage

All research projects will be delivered in line with the scope of specific terms of reference as determined by the direct beneficiaries. In general, research projects are expected to be launched in the following project locations.

Djibouti: Two regions: Ali Sabieh and Obock

Ethiopia: Five regions- Benishangul-Gumuz, Gambella, Tigrai, Ethiopian Somali and Afar

Kenya: Three counties- Turkana, Wajir and Garissa

Uganda: 11 districts which will include- Adjumani, Isingiro, Arua and Kiryandongo, among others.

Application procedure

Interested universities, think-tanks and other research institutions are required to submit their expressions of interest that should include:

  • A brief description of the research experience and capacities of the applying institution relevant to the DRDIP intervention areas listed above
  • A CV of the lead researcher and two other CVs of researchers that would be available to support research projects-once launched
  • A copy of the registration certificate of the applying institution

Universities, think-tanks and research institutions that are interested in participating in the prequalification procedure should send their expressions of interest by e-mail to hassan.salah@igad.int with copies to glory.karimi@igad.int , no later than 28 June 2018.

This EOI does not constitute an invitation to tender. Only institutions deemed qualified by IGAD RSFDMM will receive invitations to tender.

Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours 0800 to 1600 hours:

Regional Secretariat On forced Displacement And Mixed Migration

1st Floor Jadala Place – Ngong Lane, Off Ngong Road

P.O. Box 47824_00100, Nairobi , Kenya

Tel + 254 780 333954

Email: hassan.salah@igad.int with copies to glory.karimi@igad.int

How to apply:

Application procedure

Interested universities, think-tanks and other research institutions are required to submit their expressions of interest that should include:

  • A brief description of the research experience and capacities of the applying institution relevant to the DRDIP intervention areas listed above
  • A CV of the lead researcher and two other CVs of researchers that would be available to support research projects-once launched
  • A copy of the registration certificate of the applying institution

Universities, think-tanks and research institutions that are interested in participating in the prequalification procedure should send their expressions of interest by e-mail to hassan.salah@igad.int with copies to glory.karimi@igad.int , no later than 28 June 2018.

This EOI does not constitute an invitation to tender. Only institutions deemed qualified by IGAD RSFDMM will receive invitations to tender.

Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours 0800 to 1600 hours:

Regional Secretariat On forced Displacement And Mixed Migration

1st Floor Jadala Place – Ngong Lane, Off Ngong Road

P.O. Box 47824_00100, Nairobi , Kenya

Tel + 254 780 333954

Email: hassan.salah@igad.int with copies to glory.karimi@igad.int

Kenya: Developing a Virtual Gene Bank in West Africa

Organization: African Union – InterAfrican Bureau for Animal Resources
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 27 Jun 2018

Background

The African Union Interafrican Bureau for Animal Resources (AU-IBAR) is a specialized technical Office of the Department of Rural Economy and Agriculture (DREA) of the African Union Commission (AUC). AU-IBAR's mandate is to support and coordinate the utilization of livestock, fisheries and wildlife as a resource for both human wellbeing and economic development in the Member States of the African Union (AU). The mission of AU-IBAR is to provide leadership in the development of animal resources for Africa through supporting and empowering AU Member States and regional Economic Communities (RECs). Under this mission, AU-IBAR has developed a framework to mainstream livestock in the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development program (CAADP) pillars. Sustainable utilization of AnGR is a priority area under pillar 4 of the AU framework. In order to successfully implement this strategy, AU-IBAR has received a financial support from the European Union (EU) to implement a project which focuses on "Strengthening the Capacity of African Countries to Conservation and Sustainable Utilisation of African Animal Genetic Resources".

The project "Strengthening the Capacity of African Countries to Conservation and Sustainable Utilization of African Animal Genetic Resources" aims at strengthening the capacity of African countries and Regional Economic Communities to sustainably use and conserve animal genetic resources (AnGR) through institutionalizing national and regional policy, legal and technical instruments and implementing actions that will result in judicious exploitation of AnGR in Africa. This is achieved through:

● Establishing the status and trends of animal genetic resources in Africa
● Developing policy frameworks for the sustainable utilization and conservation of AnGR
● Establishing national and regional utilization, conservation and improvement strategies and initiatives
● Increasing knowledge, attitude and practice on the use and contribution of livestock to economic growth, food security and poverty reduction.

Context of the Consultancy

Just as libraries are resource centers for information, gene banks are resource centers for living genetic material. The gene banks keep germplasm collection for the purpose of keeping them alive and maintaining their characteristics for the future well-being of mankind and the environment. A regional gene bank is established among a number of countries located in the same geographic region and willing to work together cooperatively. The bank keeps the region’s germplasm and supports research. Although all gene banks store germplasm, they are not just cold storage facilities for preservation of seeds. These banks are involved in many other activities, adding more value to germplasm when used by other scientists. Documentation and the exchange of information about the germplasm they hold and collaboration with other genetic resource centers are important aspects to consider when establishing a regional gene bank. The gene bank works in conjunction with other banks or genetic resource programmes in the region. Institutional gene banks often cooperate with national banks as part of a national activity programme on genetic resources. These national gene banks also cooperate with international centers. This cooperation favors mutual development and enables effective action at the international level in the field of genetic resource conservation. Collections management within gene banks is problematic if no reliable, accurate and up-to-date information is available that is systematically recorded and easily accessible. Such a documentation system enables gene banks to use information to plan daily activities, and to maximize often limited resources. That’s why gene banks which do not have an effective documentation system cannot develop in a clearly defined direction, nor can they easily communicate and cooperate with other institutions. The gene bank established at the Centre International de Recherche et de Développement de l'Élevage en zone Subhumide (CIRDES) in Burkina Faso exemplifies regional gene banks. As part of the implementation of the AU-IBAR Genetics Project activities, designing a database for the management of genetic material held in the regional gene bank was planned. It is a database to be accessible to users, researchers, and partners, to ensure the effective management of farm animal genetic resources. This database will consist of information on the characteristics of all the bank’s genetic resources and information on the genetic material reception in the bank, the quantities entering and leaving, the responsibilities, the storage containers management and any other information required to ensure the traceability of the material held in the bank.

In this context, the African Union Interafrican Bureau for Animal Resources (AU-IBAR) seeks to identify and hire a qualified consultant for developing a documentation and information exchange system for the preserved germplasm and a collaborative network with other animal genetic resource centers in West Africa.

Objectives

The objective of the consultation is to develop a documentation and information exchange system for the preserved germplasm and to provide a collaborative network with other animal genetic resource centers in West Africa. Specifically, the consultant, in close cooperation with the member states and the CIRDES, will have to:

  • Make an inventory of the current documentation system at CIRDES (as regards the website, data synchronization, document scanning, indexing and storage, the filing system plan for physical documents, the policy on disclosure of information…).
  • Carry out a study of the existing situation and the scenario selection by taking stock of the IT infrastructure in the member states and at the CIRDES (Hardware: PCs, servers, etc .; Networks: LAN, Frame Relay, current overall system architecture; the safety aspects and assessing staff competencies).
  • Help in designing and structuring of a documentary information system (database, portal) in view of an identified use (standard electronic document production, catalogue, inventory, etc.).
  • Draw up functional, organizational and ergonomic terms of reference and / or technical clauses with the view of acquiring a tool or developing an application related to an existing tool.
  • Propose an internal and external Communication Plan.

Expected Results

In close cooperation with the member states and the CIRDES, and in the light of the foregoing, the expected results for the consultation will be as follows:

  • The current status of the documentation system at the CIRDES (as regards the website, data synchronization, document scanning, indexing and storage, the filing system plan for physical documents, the policy on disclosure of information…) is available.
  • The study of the existing situation and the selection scenario by taking stock of the IT infrastructure in the member states and at the CIRDES (Hardware: PCs, servers, etc .; Networks: LAN, Frame Relay, current overall system architecture; the safety aspects and assessing staff competencies) is available.
  • A documentary information system for identified use is available.
  • functional, organizational, ergonomic terms of reference and / or technical clauses, with the view of acquiring a tool or developing an application related to an existing tool is available.
  • An internal and external Communication Plan is available.

Deliverables

Inception Report (IR)

An inception report (IR) within 5 days of signing the contract. The IR coming in no more than 10 pages should include the proposed methodology, the timetable and activity schedule, the sites to be visited, the persons to interview and an overview of the contents of the final technical report.

Technical Interim Report (TIR)

The technical interim report is considered the initial draft of the Final Technical Report (FTR) before a final copy is formally and officially submitted to AU-IBAR for acceptance.

Final Technical Report (FTR)

The final technical report (RTF) should take into account inputs and comments from relevant stakeholders and AU-IBAR. The draft final report must be submitted at the end of the time allocated to task performance. Once validated, three (03) copies of the consultation’s final report, in which the raw data obtained is annexed, must be submitted to AU-IBAR.

Term of Consultation

The consultation will be carried out within 30 working days, from the day of the signing of the contract.

Payment

The total cost for the consultation will be 9000 (nine thousand) US$, covering all the tasks undertaken.

Consultant Profiles

General qualifications and competences:

  • Be a national of West Africa.
  • Knowledge of West African countries’ physical, socio-economic and political characteristics.
  • Ability to communicate and write fluently in French and / or English with a good working knowledge of the other language.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills.

Specific qualifications and competences:

The consultant shall have an excellent knowledge of information systems management; he or she shall be a network and computer systems specialist.
In particular, he or she should:

  • Hold a post-graduate degree in the design and creation of IT applications or in computer systems and networks.
  • Have a very strong knowledge of intrusion detection and detection and / or intrusion prevention software.
  • Have a very good knowledge of security in TCP / IP, a good knowledge of operating, administering and securing a server under Linux and Windows.
  • Have a very good knowledge of open source multi-tiers web development languages – good knowledge of relational databases.
  • Strong experience in the field of system interconnections and automatic data transfer.
  • Have excellent organizational skills, for facilitation and communication.

    Closing Date for Applications 27th June 2018

How to apply:

The service offers must include a letter of interest addressed to the AU-IBAR Director, a curriculum vitae highlighting the qualifications and professional experience of the person concerned and a financial offer.

The full service offers marked as « Developing a virtual gene bank in West Africa » should be sent by e-mail to the following address:

AU-IBAR Director
P.O. BOX 30786, 00100 Nairobi, Kenya
FAX: +254-20-367-4143
E-mail: procurement@au-ibar.org and include in copy: khalid.seid@au-ibar.org

Kenya: HEALTH &EDUCATION ALIGNMENT SUPPORT INTERN /IOR ESAF (Job Ref: SOS/11/6)

Organization: SOS Children's Villages International
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 22 Jun 2018

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

HEALTH &EDUCATION ALIGNMENT SUPPORT INTERN /IOR ESAF**

(Job Ref: SOS/11/6)**

Position title: Health & Education Alignment Support Intern (short-term role)

Working location: IB Nairobi Office, Kenya

Region: International Office Region for Eastern & Southern Africa (ESAF)

Reporting to: Health & Education Alignment Project Manager

Duration: 5-6 months

Context of the position

Established in 1949, SOS Children's Villages International is a dynamic, international social development organization working globally to meet the needs and protect the interests and rights of orphaned and vulnerable children.

Within the Eastern and Southern Africa region(ESAF), SOS CV International is headquartered in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and has member associations in Nigeria, Ghana, Ethiopia, Sudan, South Sudan, Somali/Somaliland, Djibouti, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Zambia, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland, Botswana, Namibia, Mauritius, Angola and Madagascar

Summary of the role

Support the health and education alignment under the guidance of the regional project manager and the programme review advisor. This includes supporting specifically identified MAs in the ESAF region to appropriately exit the running of programme units where the organisation is not the best placed service provider, and/or align how these programme units are run in scenarios where the organization is still found to be best placed to continue being the service provider.

The Health & Education Alignment Support Coordinator facilitates the health and education action plan development per facility in consultation with the Regional Project Manager & the IO Project Review Advisor, and is responsible for 1). Monitoring and accelerating the process of decision-making, 2). Action plan development and 3). Uploading the programme planning documents onto the workspace, under the guidance of the project manager and the programme review advisor in the International Office.

Key performance areas and main responsibilities

Alignment of SOS health & education facilities in MAs within ESAF

a. Through delegation & direction of the project manager, s/he will initiate decision-making process for facilities that have been assessed to deliver clearly documented and singed decisions per facility,

b. Train & support MAs in the development of action plans per facility. s/he will train responsible MA staff on the action planning process, orient and provide approved action planning development templates, Based on a checklist, s/he will review the action plan to ensure that they meet the desired standards of quality,

c. S/he will be responsible for updating the H&E Alignment Workspace. Upload appropriate documents, update the workspace with relevant documentation, retrieve and make available informational documents from the workspace.

d. Organise virtual meetings with MAs for updates on progress made with development of their decisions, action plans and in some cases whether implementation has also begun,

e. Any other task as may be made by the immediate supervisor.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

· Post-secondary education in development studies, education, international relations, social sciences or any other relevant discipline,

· Internship with possible availability for 5-6 months

· Excellent interpersonal and communication (verbally and written) skills

· Excellent ICT skills especially use of Excel. Ability to with data collection tools

· High level of maturity with ability to work in teams

· Demonstrated ability to write reports

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

· Adept at use of Excel, and data collection tools.

· Able to translate and present complicated information into readily understood data and concepts.

· Organized, able to track own activities and those of others.

· Honest, hardworking and dedicated.

· Fluent English and any other language skills.

How to apply:

If you believe you are the right candidate for the above position, please send your application letter, detailed curriculum vitae (CV), and photocopies of academic certificates, and names and contact details of three referees as Single Document.

Applications that are late, or do not have CV or certificates attached, will be disqualified. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. E-mail applications should bear the position title in the subject line of the email.

Email to: Applications including at least three traceable referees should be sent electronically to: ESAF.HROD@sos-kd.org

All applications should be submitted not later than 22 June 2018

Kenya: Regional Program Development Manager – Africa

Organization: Relief International
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 13 Jul 2018

Position: Regional Program Development Manager – Africa

Location: Nairobi, Kenya, with field travel (60%)

About RI: Relief International (RI) is a home to teams of humanitarian activist-professionals committed to transforming adversity into renewal for the world’s most vulnerable populations. By partnering with beneficiaries and communities on the front-lines, RI innovatively bridges the gap between immediate relief and long-term community development.

Position Summary: Relief International currently seeks a Regional Program Development Manager (RPDM) with a focus on the Africa Region. The RPDM will be responsible for donor engagement and capture management (approximately 50%) and managing and/or assisting in proposal development (approximately 50%). The RPDM will travel (at least 60%) to field sites as well as other countries as needed. The RPDM reports to the Vice President of Program Development.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

Donor Engagement and Capture Management (approximately 50%)

  • In coordination with the regional and country teams:
  • Support development of RI strategy in Africa and ensure coordination with overall program development strategy;
  • Maintain regular engagement with donors, international organizations, national governments, foundations, etc., to track donor trends and priorities and inform HQ of upcoming program priorities;
  • Represent RI to the donor community as needed and inform donors on RI regional and country efforts;
  • Attend relevant meetings and networking events (e.g., regional and national coordination meetings, relevant RFA/P meetings, donor consultations) as needed for the performance of duties;
  • Maintain outreach with relevant international and local NGOs as well as private sector firms in order to facilitate partnerships needed for program development opportunities; and,
  • Develop capture plans and conduct completion analysis on upcoming priority proposals.

Proposal Development (approximately 50%)

  • Engage in needs assessment for project proposals as necessary;
  • Contribute to program design, for solicited and unsolicited programs, and for pilot and full scale programs;
  • Where proposals are pending with donor agencies, meet with donor officers to ensure program plans represent a good fit with donor objectives;
  • Participate in the preparation of funding proposals, including leading proposal writing efforts as well as costing efforts;
  • Track country and regional proposal efforts and report to PD team on status;
  • Support effective go/no-go decisions and cost share analysis;
  • Serve as PD focal point for the countries in Africa that RI works in;
  • Build the capacity of regional and country teams in program development; and,
  • Ensure review process and submission is completed, within submission deadlines.

In addition:

  • Undertake travel as required in the pursuit of the above tasks;
  • Prepare regular activity reports for HQ;
  • Undertake other ad hoc tasks, as instructed by HQ; and,
  • Operate within RI policy, setting an example for other field staff.

QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS:
This position demands a dynamic individual with a demonstrated ability to achieve results in a demanding and fast paced environment.

  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability and willingness to travel to field offices.
  • MA in international relations, business administration or other relevant field
  • 5 years’ minimum experience INGO context, previous experience with USAID preferred
  • 10 years’ minimum relevant work experience with progressively increasing responsibility
  • Proven success in grant writing, net-working and liaising with field and HQ staff when necessary

Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualifications.

RI Values:

We uphold the Humanitarian Principles: humanity, neutrality, impartiality, and operational independence. We affirmatively engage the most vulnerable communities.

We value:

  • Inclusiveness
  • Transparency and Accountability
  • Agility and Innovation
  • Collaboration
  • Sustainability

Please note: Due to the critical nature of this position, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and candidates will be processed prior to any closing date listed on any job board.

How to apply:

If you are interested to apply, kindly fill in your application on the link below:

http://chp.tbe.taleo.net/chp01/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=RI&cws=4&rid=1198

Kenya: Head of Project Management Office (PMO)

Organization: UNOPS
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 20 Jun 2018

Background Information – Job-specific

The primary role of Programme Management Office (PMO) is to provide the Somalia Programme with the structures, tools and techniques needed to ensure that it has the right programme and projects in place, that are operational and change priorities are balanced, the governance and decision making is facilitated and it has the resources and capability to deliver them consistently well.

The functions and services of the PMO include:

  • Strategic Planning/Portfolio Support: Ensuring UNOPS is focused on doing the right projects by supporting management decision-making.
  • Delivery Support: Ensuring UNOPS is doing projects the right way, through the effective delivery of the programme and projects.
  • Best Practices: Applying UNOPS standards in project management, encouraging consistent working practices and ensuring appropriate application.The primary role of PMO is to ensure that programme management policies, processes and methods are followed and practiced according to the organization standards, while acting as the overall Project Assurance capacity within the business unit on behalf of the Director and Representative (Executive). The PMO strongly contributes to moving the Somalia office toward achieving its mission-focused goals and objectives.

Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Work life harmonization – UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands. We have a progressive policy on work-life harmonization and offer several flexible working options. This policy applies to UNOPS personnel on all contract types.

There will be a reassignment of this role to Mogadishu, Somalia in the second year or as per need. The role will require frequent travel to Mogadishu, Somalia.

Functional Responsibilities

Summary of functions:

  1. Development and planning
  2. Set-up and closure
  3. Monitoring and reporting
  4. Stakeholder engagement
  5. Quality assurance
  6. Knowledge management and innovation
  7. Personnel management

1. Development and planning

  • In conjunction with the PMO team, provides appropriate levels of programmatic management and administrative support to the Head of Sustainable Programme Management regarding all ongoing project activities, while maintaining and implementing appropriate standards and best practices in line with UNOPS policies and procedures.
  • Directly contribute to strategic oversight, advice and direction on programme and project management activities in line with service agreements and project documents.
  • Ensure proper development, implementation and, as and when appropriate, amendments, of project budgets and staffing resources, ensuring synergies across the OC/Hub/PC.
  • Develops and establishes resource tracking systems for use within the PMO, complementary to UNOPS' online tools, to ensure effective planning, forecasting and tracking of delivery across the Somalia office.
  • Identifies, and anticipates in a timely manner, potential risks and issues and advises mitigating measures to the Head of Programme.
  • Deliver programme and project management related guidance to programme personnel as required.

2. Set-up and closure

  • Facilitate the development of high-level programme/project plans, including the collation of lower-level plans into programme/project-level milestones.
  • Develop, track and maintain dependencies.
  • Liaise closely and support the Head of Support Services in all project assets and finance related issues.
  • For project closure purposes, acts as (or nominates and supervises) a focal point between the Somalia office and donors throughout the process.
  • Oversee and coordinate all project closure activities, ensuring appropriate disposal of project assets, timely and effective final (operational) reporting, initiation of financial disbursements as appropriate during Defects Liability Periods, updating of information on the UNOPS systems, and effective handover of closed projects to UNOPS HQ for financial closure processes.
  • Provide expertise for start-up, planning and closing of projects and programmes. Provide temporary hands-on delivery support to a programme or project for; surge purposes in selected projects (including dealing with troubled projects, advising, mentoring and covering personnel gaps)

3. Monitoring and reporting

  • Reviews regular project reports in accordance with donor guidelines for reporting.
  • Regularly review project status, evaluating performance criteria (scope, cost, schedule and quality).
  • Maintain diaries and progress reports as required by UNOPS standard procedures.
  • Identify and anticipates in a timely manner, potential risks and issues specific to delivery forecasts, and advises mitigating measures to the Head of Programme.
  • Provide routine oversight and analysis of delivery data within the dashboard system, using UNOPS ERP system as required.
  • Perform routine maintenance and implementation of effective monitoring and evaluation systems of programme and project activities, in line with logical frameworks.
  • Within the context of monitoring and evaluation, ensure all projects submit and regularly update specific milestones and targets for the duration of projects' life-cycles, and tracks progress, or otherwise, against such information.
  • Provide editorial support to programmes and projects, ensuring effective and timely dissemination of reports, in line with project documentation and clients' expectations.
  • Provide the Head of Programme with necessary project analysis reports and information to support areas relevant to the project management team (i.e. Locally Managed Direct Costs projections etc.).
  • Coordinate and oversee the implementation of requests or initiatives relevant to project management from the Regional Office, IPAS, and HQ Teams, as required.

4. Stakeholder engagement

  • Develop stakeholder profiles and facilitate the formulation of stakeholder engagement strategies.
  • Enable the formulation of programme and project communications plans.
  • Coordinate stakeholder engagement and communication, ensuring effective timing and interdependency management of communications across programmes and projects.
  • Coordinate internal programme/project communications.
  • Monitor the effectiveness of programme/project communications.

5. Quality assurance

  • Work with internal audit and finance to ensure the programme complies with audit requirements.
  • Work with procurement/purchasing staff to ensure effective interface with suppliers' quality systems.
  • Ensure compliance with UNOPS defined standards for programme/project management.
  • Coordinate quality reviews of programme/project documents and deliverables.
  • Provide quality control for management products (project documents, reports, etc.).
  • Represent the Head of Programme in supporting key stakeholders to continuously identify and improve operational processes relevant to project implementation.

6. Knowledge management and innovation

  • Act as a focal point for the Somalia Programme maturity enhancement initiatives, using the UNOPS Project Management Manual as a baseline.
  • Ensure routine and effective capacity building activities are conducted in order to build the long-term and sustainable capacity of national staff.
  • Participate in, and advocate PMs' participation in, relevant Communities of Practice.
  • Actively interact with PMs and the wider PM community to share case studies, lessons learned and best practices in the Knowledge System.
  • Provides feedback to Regional Office/HQ Units on policy and supporting guidance working to achieve continuous improvement of UNOPS policies.
  • Contributes to the oversight of lessons learned procedures, ensuring that lessons learnt are shared in a timely and appropriate manner.

7. Personnel Management

  • Exercise control of all staffing issues within the PMO team including recruitment, on-boarding and staff performance reviews.
  • Directly contributes to the development and maintenance of budget and resource availability tables in conjunction with project managers and relevant project staff.
  • Promote and support a learning culture by empowering individuals and teams to identify critical learning needs and plan/provide easy access to learning opportunities to maintain personnel competency and flexibility.
  • Foster a positive work environment, respectful of both men and women, and ensure that the highest standards of conduct are observed.

Education

A Master Degree in Project Management, Business Administration or related field. A first-level university degree in combination with additional 2 years experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced (Masters) university degree.
PRINCE2 Practitioner Certification is highly desirable. MSP certification (Foundation and/or Practitioner) is an advantage.

Languages

  • Full working knowledge of English is essential.
  • Fluency in one or more additional official UN languages is an advantage.

Experience

  • A minimum of least 5 years of relevant experience, specifically in the field of Project Management with experience of implementation and/or oversight of programmes and projects.
  • Previous experience of working within a PMO environment is an advantage.
  • Skills in project management, reporting, project management support, business analytics are essential

Competencies

  • Strategic Perspective: 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.**(for levels IICA-2, IICA-3, LICA Specialist- 10, LICA Specialist-11, NOC, NOD, P3, P4 and above)**
  • Integrity & Inclusion: 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.
  • Leading Self and Others: 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.
  • Partnering: 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).
  • Results Orientation: 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.
  • Agility: 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.
  • Solution Focused: 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.
  • Effective Communication: 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.

Contract type, level and duration

Contract type: International Individual Contractor Agreement
Contract level: IICA 2
Contract duration: 1 Year, with possibility of extension subject to satisfactory performance and funds availability.
For more details about the ICA contractual modality, please follow this link:
https://www.unops.org/english/Opportunities/job-opportunities/what-we-offer/Pages/Individual-Contractor-Agreements.aspx

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.
  • Work life harmonization – UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands. We have a progressive policy on work-life harmonization and offer several flexible working options. This policy applies to UNOPS personnel on all contract types
  • 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.

Background Information – UNOPS

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 and Southern Africa Hub (ESAH)

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, Uganda, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and several island states.

Somalia Office

The UNOPS Somalia Office presently manages a significant portfolio of projects in Somalia and has its direct representational and oversight functions in Somalia, while maintaining a technical and administrative support capacity at the hub level in Nairobi. UNOPS works with multiple partners including the Governments of Somalia, bilateral and multilateral donors, and United Nations Agencies, Funds and Programmes.

How to apply:

To apply for this position click on the below link

https://jobs.unops.org/Pages/ViewVacancy/VADetails.aspx?id=15768