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Internship Opportunities in Kenya – MCIDC

Internship Opportunities


The Meru County Investment & Development Corporation (MCIDC) is a County Corporation established under the Meru County Investment and Development Corporation Act of 2014 (hereinafter called the Act) with the mandate of promoting investments in Meru County.

MCIDC is looking for fresh graduates for 3 months internship programme.

The internship programme provides a supervised work experience giving fresh graduates an opportunity to build their expertise and proficiency in their field of study as well as enhance their abilities in organization set up.

The applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:

·         S/He must have completed or are not informal education by January 2017

·         With a background in the field of Agriculture Economics, Land Economics, Economics, Statistics.

·         With a Degree or a Diploma from a recognized institution in the above fields.

·         Must be 28 years and below.

Application Procedure

Applicants are requested to download the requirement schedule from our website www.investmeru.co.ke and send together with your scanned copies of required attachment indicating the post applied for to careers@investmeru.co.ke or addressed and delivered to the below address;

Ag. Managing Director,
Meru County Investment & Development Corporation,
P.O Box 3194-60200
Meru

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Meru County Investment & Development Corporation ¡s an equal opportunity employer.

Women and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply

Closing date for receipt of applications for internship period announced is 02nd April 2018.

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NGO Jobs in Kenya – Welthungerhilfe / German Agro Action

Welthungerhilfe / German Agro Action is an International NGO implementing different projects in various Counties of Kenya and is currently looking for qualified personnel to fill the positions of Agricultural Field Officers  for a fixed term period to be at our Western Region Offices (Kakamega, Siaya and Bungoma Counties)a

To qualify as an Agricultural Field Officer, the candidate must possess the following: –

Required Education:

·         Minimum university degree or college diploma in General Agriculture / Agricultural Education and extension or related fields.

Required Experience

·         At least 2 and 3 years of professional work experience for bachelor degree and diploma respectively in a similar position (proven project expertise on topics related to soil health) in an NGO set up.

Required Skills:

·         Excellent oral and written communication skills in English, Swahili and a native language of the preferred county

·         Good community mobilization and facilitation skills

·         Knowledgeable on participatory methodologies

·         Good M&E knowledge and experience

·         Strong interpersonal skills

·         A positive attitude and flexibility with changing circumstances

·         Previous experience in working with counties and similar scope of work.

·         In-depth understanding of rural development

·         Ability to conduct educational trainings that provide farmers with information that can help them improve agricultural productivity

Welthungerhilfe / German Agro Action is an International NGO implementing different projects in various Counties of Kenya and is currently looking for qualified personnel to fill the positions of Agricultural Field Coordinators for a fixed term period to be at our Western Region Offices (Kakamega, Siaya and Bungoma Counties)

To qualify as an Agricultural Field Coordinator, the candidate must poses the following: –

Required Education:

·         Minimum university degree in Agriculture or related fields.

Required Experience

·         At least 5 years of professional work experience in a similar position (proven project expertise on topics related to soil health) in an NGO set up.

Required skills:

·         Project co-ordination and management skills.

·         Good organizational and communication skills.

·         Knowledgeable in operational planning, quality control and supervision.

·         Good knowledge on Project monitoring, evaluation and reporting (PMER).

·         Experience in development cooperation.

·         Experience working with counties.

·         Excellent insight of legislative agricultural management in the country.

How to Apply

Qualified applicants are encouraged to submit by email a one-page motivation letter, indicating the title of position applied for, expected remuneration, availability, preferred county and native language skill, detailed CV highlighting own skills and achievements, and contact details of three referees (who must be from previous employment), not later than 26th March 2018

to: ro.ken.recruitment@welthungerhilfe.de

Addressed to:

The Human Resources Manager,
Welthungerhilfe / German Agro Action,
P.O Box 38829-00623
Nairobi

N/B Availability for both positions should be immediate.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Kenya: Project Management Assistant (EG – Economic Growth)

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

GENERAL INFORMATION

  1. SOLICITATION NO.: 18-47

  2. ISSUANCE DATE: March 14, 2018

  3. CLOSING DATE/TIME FOR RECEIPT OF OFFERS: March 27, 2018 (4:30 PM East Africa Time)

  4. POSITION TITLE: Project Management Assistant (EG – Somalia);

  5. MARKET VALUE: Equivalent to FSN-PSC 8 In accordance with AIDAR Appendix J and the Local Compensation Plan of USAID/Kenya and East Africa. Final compensation will be negotiated within the listed market value.

  6. PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: Initial 1 year probationary period with renewable contract(s) contingent on performance, position need, and funds availability.

  7. PLACE OF PERFORMANCE: Nairobi, Kenya; with possible travel as stated in the Statement of Work.

  8. SECURITY CERTIFICATION REQUIRED: Prior to joining USAID, the selected candidate will be required to:
    • Undergo a comprehensive background investigation and;
    • Obtain and Retain an embassy issued Security Certification.

  9. STATEMENT OF DUTIES: (See Below)

  10. AREA OF CONSIDERATION: Open to qualified Kenyan Citizens and current employees of the U.S. Mission or Third Country Nationals (TCNs). Employees currently on probation are ineligible to apply. USAID provides equal opportunity and equitable treatment for employment of all people without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation, disability status, veteran status, marital status or any other characteristic for equality of opportunity in all aspects of employment.

  11. PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The position requirements do not involve rigorous physical demands.

BACKGROUND

The Project Management Assistant for Economic Growth will provide project management support to the Economic Growth, Agriculture, and Resilience Office (EGAR). USAID Kenya and East Africa’s Somalia Office economic growth portfolio improves livelihoods through engaging in strategic sectors in agriculture, livestock, and fisheries as well as cross-cutting sectors such as energy, water, and finance. The portfolio also links to other USAID Somalia Offices and Food for Peace and the Office of US Foreign Disaster Assistance on resilience issues.

The incumbent will support Contracting/Agreement Officer Representatives (CORs/AORs) on day-to-day project management duties, including performance monitoring; maintaining the official and working files; drafting project documents, meeting minutes, letters and other necessary documentation; and will perform other programmatic and administrative functions as required. The incumbent must have: a thorough understanding of performance monitoring, administrative skills, work planning processes, superior organizational skills, excellent interpersonal skills, superior communication skills (oral and written), and be able to make independent decisions and take action as required without supervision.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The incumbent is responsible for a full range of project management support responsibilities for the Economic Growth, Agriculture, and Resilience Office:

Project Management Support – 50%

The Project Management Assistant shall serve as the primary administrative liaison with other USAID/Kenya and East Africa staff and external partners, including international NGOs, international donor organizations, implementing partners, and visiting government delegations. The incumbent shall, in consultation with the CORs/AORs, ensure that performance monitoring systems are in place, and that measures and indicators of portfolio impact are established. The incumbent shall contact implementing partners to collect and monitor performance data, and prepare status reports and program/project reports for use within Office, and provide information on partner’s progress in achieving outputs and results for selected activities, as needed. The incumbent shall draft documents related to program planning, implementation and management including memoranda, letters, performance reports, trip reports, analyses, etc., and follow up on the process of clearance of program documents from relevant offices until the relevant action has been taken.

The incumbent shall, in consultation with AOR/CORs, undertake all administrative actions related to program management of activities including preparation of action memorandums, justifications for less than full and open competition, modifications and budgets, and routine implementation letters (including those activities for which the incumbent acts as AOR/COR). The incumbent manages the data and financial information required for Operational Plan and FACTS submissions. S/He ensures that indicator data, data quality assessment and budget information is obtained in a timely manner and is accurate, prior to submission to The Finance Office for input into the FACTS database.

The incumbent shall, in consultation with AOR/CORs, consolidate, document, and track programmatic, procurement planning and financial information including budgets, pipelines, accruals, evaluations, and audit requirements. Assists in the correction of any problems noted, such as information recorded in the PHOENIX financial tracking system. Creates and disseminates weekly and/or monthly reports on procurement and pipeline of economic growth activities.

Project Administrative Support – 50%

The incumbent shall develop and maintain permanent filing systems, including an electronic and central, hard copy filing system that is up-to-date and easy to retrieve in accordance with agency regulations on records management. The incumbent shall maintain orderly records of USAID reference materials, regularly used forms, and update various office publications. The incumbent shall contribute to Office strategy development, specifically support related to program monitoring and tracking, as well as to drafting of communications products, such as success stories and fact sheets, briefing materials, and annual reporting. The incumbent shall assist the Office with production of technical PowerPoint presentations and, where necessary, assist in presentations.

The incumbent shall be responsible for tracking, documentation, and priority setting for closeouts of all economic growth agreements, programs, grants, and contracts including those for personnel. Incumbent shall assist in securing the approval of equipment disposition plans and closeouts by obtaining inventories of equipment purchased with USAID funds and final vouchers, reports, and any other documentation required for close-outs.

The incumbent shall participate in Office meetings and conferences, takes notes/minutes and assure that obligations and commitments are upheld and deadlines are met. The incumbent shall maintain up-to-date contact details for Office contacts and ensure that the Mission contact list is regularly. The incumbent shall make travel and logistical arrangements for staff and high-level visitors on international travel and field sites visits and facilitate their contact with our partners as well as for other international other NGO officials. The incumbent shall prepare travel vouchers, work orders, purchase orders, and other documentation for office staff, and coordinate events held outside the US Embassy.

POSITION ELEMENTS

A. Supervision Received: Incumbent is directly supervised by the Economic Growth, Agriculture, and Resilience Office Chief. The incumbent's progress against objectives is evaluated by the Economic Growth Office Chief with 360 degree input from other Mission colleagues.
B. Supervision Exercised: It is not expected that the incumbent will supervise any staff.

C. Available Guidelines: The incumbent is required to understand Mission and Agency-specific policies and procedures which govern project activity management in addition to USAID/East Africa-established administrative and operating procedures, policies and formats. Oral guidance from the immediate supervisor and specific detailed instructions will be given when necessary for carrying out unique assignments.

D. Exercise of Judgment: Exercise independent judgment in task prioritization, completing tasks, bringing program and administrative issues to the attention of leaders.

E. Authority to Make Commitments: None.

F. Nature, Level, and Purpose of Contacts: Contacts will be maintained in person, by phone, or by written or electronic communication with Office and Mission staff, and with relevant Somalia Government officials, private-sector representatives, and staffs of other foreign donor institutions. The nature of these contacts will be principally administrative.

G. Time Expected to Reach Full Performance Level: One year.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION

Any application that does not meet the minimum requirements stated below will not be evaluated. Only short listed applicants will be contacted. If you have not been contacted within one month from the closing date of this advertisement, please consider your application unsuccessful.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

A. Education: Completion of Secondary Schooling, and an additional two years of post-secondary studies in agriculture, business management, development studies, or social sciences is required

B. Prior Work Experience: Three to five years of professional experience as a program manager or technical support officer for a public or private organization is required, preferably including time as a project assistant with USAID or a similar U.S. Government or donor agency. Experience in Somalia or the Horn of Africa is preferred. Experience with agriculture or economic growth programming is required

C. Post Entry Training: Introduction to Program Cycle (IPC), GLAAS 101 Requesting- New Users, Program Managers, Records Management, Performance M&E Essentials Course

D. Language Proficiency: Complete Level IV fluency (written/spoken/reading) in English and Level III fluency (written/spoken/reading) in Somali is required.

E. Job Knowledge: A thorough knowledge of Somalia’s economic, political, social, and cultural characteristics is necessary. A good knowledge of USAID’s or another type of relevant organization’s (bilateral or multilateral donor) programming policies, regulations, methodologies, and documentation procedures is required. After a training period, knowledge of USAID specific programming policies, regulations, methodologies and documentation procedures as well as the history of development efforts and basic concepts, principles and practices of youth-friendly services, is also required. The candidate should be proficient in Word and Excel, and Internet communication. The position requires the use of high level procedural expertise, expertise in procurement and financial management, as well as interactions with other USAID offices, other USAID Missions, and other USG agencies. The position requires the use of mid-level technical/professional skills in support of the Economic Growth, Agriculture, and Resilience Office activity managers and AOR/CORs.

F. Skills and Abilities: Must be able to carry out duties independently and proactively, with a minimum of supervision, as well as recommend ways to improve program performance. Must possess critical thinking skills and problem solving capabilities, as well as apply complex regulations, policies and procedures to numerous program situations. The position requires the incumbent to actively plan ahead at least three months/one quarter, and make use of highly developed multi-tasking skills. A detail-orientation to the performance of work and strong organizational skills are absolutely required. The ability to establish and maintain contacts with counterparts in relevant host-government and private sector organizations is required; the ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing, is necessary. The ability to obtain, evaluate, and interpret factual data and to prepare precise, accurate, consistently formatted, and complete reports is necessary i.e. results reports from partners using instructions from USAID/W, is required. The ability to recognize significant developments and trends from collected and consolidated data and bring it to the attention of supervisors is required. Skill in the operation of personal computers is required including demonstrated ability to use word processing, spreadsheet, and calendar software applications and, with moderate training, knowledge of Outlook, Word, Excel, Power Point, and Access. The ability to guide and indirectly supervise or coordinate specific tasks performed by lower-level employees (permanent or roving secretary staff assigned by the EXO, such as maintenance staff, DMD and motor pool staff) is required, when their input is needed to accomplish part of an assignment.

EVALUATION AND SELECTION FACTORS

Applicants must submit a cover letter of no more than one letter-size page, which describes how their relevant professional experience and education has prepared them to meet the specific challenges of the duties and responsibilities described above. As part of the interview process, those applicants ranked highest may be required to submit a timed writing sample on a topic provided. The selection committee may conduct reference checks at any time during the selection process.

Applications that do not meet the required minimum qualifications will not be scored.

  • Prior work experience (30 points)
  • Job Knowledge (40 points)
  • Skills and abilities (30 points)

Total possible points: 100

Candidates meeting the above required qualifications for the position will be evaluated based on information presented in the application and reference checks. References will be asked to assess the applicant’s technical knowledge, work performance, communication skills, and group dynamics, using the above criteria. USAID reserves the right to conduct interviews with the top ranked short-listed applicants. The interview will be one of the determining factors in the final selection.

How to apply:

HOW TO APPLY

Step 1: Register in Myhotkenyanjobs at www.myhotkenyanjobs.com

Step 2: Complete the job application questionnaire at www.myhotkenyanjobs.com/usaid. The applicant must answer all the questions in the Questionnaire.

Step 3: Internal Applicants/Current USG Employees: Attach a cover letter explaining your qualifications for the position, updated curriculum vitae/resume (no more than five pages) including a minimum of 3 references with contact information, a copy of your most recent Performance Evaluation Report, and copies of all relevant certificates. Scan and attach all the documents as one attachment and upload to Myhotkenyanjobs.

OR

External Applicants/Not Current USG Employees: Attach a cover letter explaining your qualifications for the position, updated curriculum vitae/resume (no more than five pages) including a minimum of 3 references with contact information, and copies of all relevant certificates. Scan and attach all the documents as one attachment and upload to Myhotkenyanjobs .

Note to Applicants:

  1. Applications must be received by the closing date and time specified above, and submitted through myhotkenyanjobs.com.

  2. To ensure consideration of applications for the intended position, applicants must prominently reference the Solicitation number in their cover letter submission.

  3. Submissions will only be accepted through www.myhotkenyanjobs.com/usaid. Late and Incomplete applications (those that do not contain a cover letter, the applicant’s most current and up to date detailed CV, relevant education certificates and three (3) to five (5) references with contact information) will not be considered for the position. The closing date for receipt of applications is indicated above.

Kenya: Senior Community Development Officer

Organization: Lutheran World Federation
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 21 Mar 2018

  • Coordinate and supervise project activities in the five units under Community Development Department, (WASH, Agriculture, Micro Enterprise, Skills and Vocational Training and Livestock.) in collaboration with the Project Coordinator and other stakeholders.
  • Continuously monitor the rate of implementation of Community Development activities against set plans, facilitating reviews and re-planning sessions and making use of work plans, monthly and quarterly financial reports to monitor plans and budgets.
  • Build partnerships with the relevant government Departments, other organizations, institutions and community with the view of strengthening the existing relations.
  • Ensuring LWF Community development initiatives are in line with Turkana County integrated Development plan(CIDP) for ease of partnerships and integrated programming
  • Work closely with the projects coordinator in fundraising and resource mobilization for community development related initiatives.
  • Coordinate the production of accurate, detailed and timely narrative reports highlighting objectives, achievements and impact on peoples’ lives from Community Development activities in accordance with approved project guidelines, donor formats and requirements.
  • Provide overall team leadership to Community Development sector staff in the implementation of their duties.
  • Ensuring that all cross-cutting issues (i.e. gender, environment, conflict mitigation, contingency planning and accountability) and LWF approaches (i.e. rights-based approach, integrated approach, and community empowerment) are mainstreamed into all project activities.
  • Responsible for carrying annual staff performance appraisal and continuously monitor the attainment of action plans designed to improve individual staff performance.

https://kenyadjibouti.lutheranworld.org/sites/default/files/documents/senior_community_development_officer.pdf

How to apply:

Applications and detailed CV including email address and telephone contacts of 3 referees, one of whom must be your supervisor in your current/former employment. They should reach the undersigned by close of business on 21st March 2018

The Human Resources Officer

P.O. Box 48, Kakuma

Or e-mailed to: lwfkak@gmail.com

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted

Kenya: Communications Specialist – Programs & Francophone Africa Job Reference CS-P&F 02/2018

Organization: AGRA
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 09 Mar 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 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 Communications Specialist – Programs & Francophone Africa.

Position Summary

Reporting to the Head of Communications, the Communications Specialist – Programs & Francophone Africa will drive strategic communications efforts that advance AGRA program goals and position AGRA’s leadership as thought leaders in the sector. S/he will share stories of change and showcase African solutions that need to be scaled up by creating awareness about the role of smallholder agriculture in driving inclusive economic growth, highlighting challenges that need to be addressed and profiling investment opportunities across the agriculture value chain to actualize an agricultural transformation. The position will be based in Nairobi, Kenya, with at least 30% travel annually to other AGRA Countries in Africa.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with team members to provide impactful content by amplifying content generated by AGRA and its alliance partners on Africa’s agriculture transformation work and create stories and action opportunities that bring the work to life and leverage high name recognition, positive perception, and influence stakeholder goodwill for AGRA.
  • Provide tactical proficiency focusing on key target audiences, developing and executing at scale strategies to deliver corporate, programs and brand communications objectives to position AGRA at the apex of Africa’s agricultural transformation, and provide compelling communication products and touch points that work across channels and markets; ensuring consistent messaging on key issues.
  • Lead all communications initiatives targeted at Francophone Africa by providing capacities for development of creative and innovative communication ideas, vehicles and mechanisms to showcase results/outcomes from the implementation of projects
  • Build understanding and support for all AGRA programs and their aims among key internal and external stakeholders
  • Support program teams and regional and country leaders in building ownership of key stakeholders at the national, regional and international level by promoting an effective communication channel and platform for appropriate visibility and support
  • Implement a communication and media strategy to advance AGRA’s program communication in Africa, including media field trips and impact tracking
  • Lead and work with partners to develop and disseminate targeted messages to different stakeholders on the key projects implemented by AGRA in Africa
  • Provide communication and media support to prioritized special events/workshops/meetings and conferences as required by program imperatives
  • Coordinate closely with the communications team on relevant communications products, campaigns and all relevant outreach activities
  • Raise awareness through media of the value and impact of major projects implemented by AGRA in Africa
  • Write, edit and oversee the production of publications, including newsletters, reports, video scripts etc. in compliance with AGRA house styles and branding consistency
  • Support effective engagement of stakeholders through consultation, information sharing, and other means of communication
  • Support the program teams to develop means to effectively share knowledge with internal and external stakeholders
  • Contribute to AGRA efforts of strengthening relationships with key continental and regional media institutions and partners for effective coordination and cooperation.

Key Qualifications and Experience required

  • Master’s degree in Communications, International Relations/Public Affairs, Journalism, Marketing, Political Science or other relevant field, with a minimum of five years of relevant experience in outreach and communications work, especially with media relations
  • Minimum of 7 years’ experience in strategic communications/public relations, preferably functioning as either a key spokesperson for an international organization, or a senior staff for a local, national and international media
  • Professional membership to global communications, public relations or marketing will be an advantage
  • Any additional professional qualifications in Communications, Journalism, Public Policy, International Development; International Relations that enhance proficiency in the functions key result areas.
  • Thorough knowledge of and practical experience in communications strategy, execution and measurement
  • Excellent oral, written communication and presentation skills.
  • Spoken and written fluency required in English and French (both are mandatory for this position)
  • Proven planning and organizational skills, strong conceptual and research/analytical skills, ability to think strategically and rapidly analyse and integrate diverse information from varied sources into conclusions and recommendations
  • Ability to work within tight deadlines, ability to multi task and work effectively under pressure
  • Solid understanding of development topics and ability to identify communications-related opportunities and risks in an international environment.

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.

To be considered, applications must be received on or before 9th March 2018.

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

AGRA is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Kenya: EXTERNAL EVALUATION OF THE ECOLOGICAL ORGANIC AGRICULTURE (EOA) INITIATIVE IN AFRICA (2014-2018) TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR THE CONSULTANCY…

Organization: Biovision
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 20 Feb 2018

Project: Ecological Organic Agriculture Initiative

  1. Background
    The Ecological Organic Agriculture (EOA) Initiative is an African Union-led continental undertaking established in 2013 and currently implemented in eight countries (Benin, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal, Tanzania, and Uganda). It is implemented under the guidance and oversight of the AU chaired Continental Steering Committee (CSC) to establish an African organic farming platform based on available best practices, and to develop sustainable organic farming systems and improve seed quality. Its mission is to promote ecologically sound strategies and practices among diverse stakeholders involved in the production, processing, marketing, and policy-making to safeguard the environment, improve livelihoods, alleviate poverty and guarantee food security among farmers in Africa. The goal is to contribute to mainstreaming of Ecological Organic Agriculture into national agricultural production systems by 2025 in order to improve agricultural productivity, food security, access to markets and sustainable development in Africa. In addition, these efforts are hoped to reduce exploitation of the organic farmers in Africa.
    The initiative embraces holistic production systems that sustain the health of soils, ecosystems, and people, and relies on ecological processes, biodiversity, and cycles adapted to local conditions rather than reliance on the use of external inputs with adverse effects on people’s total health (human, animal, plant and environmental). The EOA initiative was started in response to the African Union Heads of State and Government’s call for the promotion of organic farming in Africa. The African Union Commission, in collaboration with several civil society organizations supporting ecological organic agriculture, organized an inception workshop in May 2011 in Thika Kenya, with financial support from the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation (SSNC) to discuss how to implement this decision. The workshop successfully resulted in a roadmap, concept note and an African Organic Action Plan to mainstream ecological organic agriculture into national agricultural production systems. The action plan was later submitted to donor agencies for financial support and SSNC responded by supporting a pilot project undertaken in six countries (Eastern Africa: Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda; Southern Africa: Zambia; and Western Africa: Nigeria) while Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) came on board to support baseline studies in Benin, Mali,and Senegal with coordination by Biovision Africa Trust (BvAT). Further planning meetings were held culminating in the development of an 8-country project proposal supported by SDC for an initial period of 5 years (2014-2018) while SSNC with funding from the Swedish International Development Cooperation (Sida) supports the EOA Initiative in some Eastern Africa through civil society organizations from 2014 to date. The African Union also supports EOA through funds provided by the European Union .
    The Initiative’s five-year Action Plan and implementation has been anchored on six interrelated pillars: (i) Research, training and extension, (ii) Information and communication, (iii) Value chain and market development, (iv) Networking and partnership, (v) Policy and programme development, and (vi) Institutional capacity development. In the current SDC contribution, the initiative is driven by the first three technical pillars and the fourth one for coordination, management, and networking, basically integrating (iv), (v) and (vi).So far, the four objectives of the EOA Initiative are:

    1. To increase documentation of information and knowledge on organic agricultural products along the complete value chain and support relevant actors to translate it into practices and wide application.
    2. To systematically inform producers about the EOA approaches and good practices and motivate their uptake through strengthening access to advisory and support services.
    3. To substantially increase the share of quality organic products at the local, national, regional and global markets.
    4. To strengthen inclusive stakeholder engagement in organic commodities value chain development by developing national, regional and continental multi-stakeholder platforms to advocate for changes in public policy, plans, and practices.
      This evaluation is coordinated by Biovision Africa Trust (BvAT) on behalf of the CSC and SDC which has the twin functions of being the interim Continental EOA Secretariat and Executing Agency for the EOA Initiative (under SDC’s support).
    5. 1. Purpose and Objectives of the External Evaluation
      With all the interventions of the EOA Initiative having been undertaken since 2014, it was anticipated that an evaluation of the initiative is done in the 8 countries and on the institutional structures established to drive agenda of mainstreaming EOA at country, regional and continental levels in terms of policies, plans, strategies, and programmes.
      The purpose of this evaluation is therefore to:
      (1) Assess the achievements and impacts of the initiative resulting from interventions by the partners (CLOs and PIPs) and institutional structures (Continental Steering Committee, AfroNet, Regional Steering Committees, National Steering Committees, and Executing Agencies) in order to strengthen accountability to stakeholders.
      (2) Foster learning across partners and institutional structures to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the EOA initiative interventions, and
      (3) Provide recommendations on actions required to increase EOA-I effectiveness, impact, and promotion to countries not covered by the current EOA-I and its funding, with a particular view towards designing the next EOA-I phase under SDC support.
      The EOA external evaluation for Phase I should be designed to show what has worked and not worked in mainstreaming EOA in various dimensions of research, value chain development promotion, and policy, etc at in relation to the project objectives and as driven by the current partner and institutional setup arrangements. Results and recommendations of the evaluation will inform the designing (including impact generating incentive-setting), programming and management of the upcoming Phase II, starting in December 2018.
    6. Objectives of the Evaluation
    7. To assess the extent to which the relevance, effectiveness, and efficiency of mainstreaming EOA into national policies, plans, strategies, and programmes have contributed to expected outcomes and sustainability of the project.
    8. To review the effectiveness and efficiency of the EOA-I structural set up of EOA implementing partners (CLOs and PIPs) and institutional support structures (the AU-Chaired Continental Steering Committee, AfroNet, Regional Steering Committees, National Steering Committees, Executing Agencies and overall M&E systems) in delivering concrete results based on their mandates.
    9. To determine the number (or percent) of households who have been reached by the EOA project and in what ways.
    10. To assess effectiveness and efficiency of EOA pillar interventions in influencing farmers’ knowledge, attitudes and uptake of EOA practices and/or technologies , and the mechanisms by which this occurred.
    11. To assess the extent to which pillar interventions have contributed to key project outcomes including increased agricultural production, productivity, food security, income and farmer welfare.
    12. To assess the extent to which gender equality and access by the youth and other vulnerable groups were considered in the project budget and implementation.
    13. To draw key lessons learnt from Phase 1 of the EOA-I to inform recommendations and actions for addressing the weaknesses and challenges experienced, most appropriate and motivating funding support arrangements, future programming, implementation, monitoring & evaluation and reporting on a sustained basis at all key levels (country, regional, continental platform and AU).
    14. The Evaluation Deliverables/Outputs
      The evaluation’s findings and recommendations will be discussed with the AUC, the Continental Steering Committee (CSC) and Implementing partners (CLOs and PIPs). The consultant will submit a draft final report in both hard and soft copy at the end of the evaluation
      The expected key outputs of the evaluation are:
      (a) An inception report: Elaboration of the external evaluation methodology and tools including a detailed schedule of activities to be undertaken across the eight countries and institutional structures (work plan).
      (b) An Aide Memoire (intermediate report with key findings and recommendations). This will be presented to the CSC in May 2018.
      (c) The External Evaluation Draft and Final Reports: The report should be logically structured including the executive summary, intervention description, assessment purpose, assessment methodology, findings, conclusions, lessons and recommendations, and annexes (key officials interviewed, documents consulted, and data collection instruments). The report should respond in detail to the key focus areas described above. It should include a set of specific recommendations for each EOA implementing partner, and identify the necessary actions to be undertaken as advice in “Way Forward”
      (d) A Summary of the External Evaluation Report.5. Background Documents
      Various materials will be useful to this assessment including but not limited to:
      o AU Decision on Organic Farming
      o EOA Strategic Plan (2015-2025) and EOA Action Plan (2015-2020)
      o SDC and SSNC Project Documents (for the period 2013-2018)
      o Project Logframes (Consolidated country logframes)
      o Baseline Survey Reports 2014 (Benin, Mali, and Senegal)
      o Project Country and Consolidated Annual Reports (2014 and 2015)
      o Minutes of the Continental Steering Committee meetings (2013-2016)
      o End term evaluation Report of the Assessment of SSNC contribution to EOA in Eastern Africa
      o African Organic Conference Declarations (2012 and 2015)
      o EOA Mid-term Review Report 2016
      o Report of the Organizational and Capacity Assessment of Partners involved in EOA Initiative in Africa (2018)
      o Working document on brainstorming matrix SDC End of Phase Report requirements
      o SDC Evaluation Grid
    15. The Evaluation Methodology/Approach
      The Consultant is expected to develop an appropriate evaluation approach/methodology to address the evaluation objectives. The evaluation strategy should demonstrate a close link between the data collected for an evaluation and the methodology that will be employed to ensure the impact estimate is unbiased. The consultant(s), together with the project team and experts, will develop a detailed and appropriate approach/evaluation methodology. The evaluation methodology proposed by the consultant will need to be agreed upon by BvAT and the Consultant(s) but will include and not be limited to: a) Review of relevant documents on EOA-I including Project Document (2014-2018), Strategic Action Plan, CSC meetings reports, organizational capacity assessment, bi- and annual progress reports, monitoring reports, publications, etc.
      b) Data collection approaches and tools, focusing on structured interviews with farmers, CLOs, PIPs and various committee members (of various committees).
      c) Data analysis techniques, capturing the effectiveness, efficacy, and impact of the EOA pillar interventions.
    16. Consultants & Minimum Qualifications
      The evaluation will be conducted between March and April 2018 by a consultant or team of consultants with the team leader and partners having the following main qualifications:
      • At least a master’s degree or equivalent in agriculture, sociology, development studies, economics or related social sciences.
      • At least 5 years of experience in conducting midterm and end-term assessment/evaluations, impact assessments or similar assignments in agricultural development programmes and projects.
      • Demonstrated ability to assess complex situations to analyze critical issues succinctly and clearly and draw conclusions and recommendations.
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      • Proven in-depth understanding and consulting experiences on institutional set-up of complex development programmes.
      • Substantive knowledge of participatory M&E processes and experience with multistakeholder/community development interventions.
      • Consultants with base or partners in Eastern Africa and Western Africa will be encouraged.
      • Excellent English, and to some extent French, writing, and communication skills. The reports will be translated into French.
      The consultant(s) should not have been engaged in the activities to be evaluated, or responsible in decision-making roles for the design, implementation or supervision of the EOA project. The exercise will require impartiality and a comprehensive and balanced appraisal of the strengths and weaknesses of the project and implementation of activities being evaluated. The selected consultant(s) will be expected to adhere to a code of conduct (Statement of Ethics), and conduct self/ themselves according to the expected ethical standards.

How to apply:

Interested candidates should submit the following:
a) Technical proposal indicating their understanding of the assignment, proposed methodology for conducting the assignment and work plan.
b) Financial proposal showing the total cost of conducting the evaluation, breakdown of consultancy costs (including costing of each member the team during the entire exercise.
man-days for each team member), travel and other costs associated with this assignment.
c) At least one report of a similar assignment conducted in the past three years.
d) Detailed curriculum vitae of the consultant(s) to be involved in the assignment, with university certificates and relevant supporting documents.
e) Names and contacts of three referees (phone numbers and email).
f) A one-page write-up showing why you are most suitable for the consultancy.
If you believe you are the right candidate for the above consultancy and can clearly demonstrate your ability to meet the qualifications required, then submit the above-mentioned documents to info@biovisionafricatrust.org with the subject heading: Consultancy for External Evaluation of the Ecological Organic Agriculture Initiative in Africa.
The closing date for applications is 20 February 2018. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.
Biovision Africa Trust is an EOE

Kenya: Senior Technical Advisor, Regional Policy Environment – Kenya

Organization: Palladium International
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 30 Mar 2018

Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact – the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits.

For the past 50 years, we have been making Positive Impact possible. With a team of more than 2,500 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of more than 35,000 technical experts, Palladium has improved – and is committed to continuing to improve – economies, societies and most importantly, people's lives.

Palladium is a child-safe organisation, and screens applicants for suitability to work with children. We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status. Palladium seeks a Senior Technical Advisor of regional policy for the anticipated USAID "Strengthening Agriculture and Regional Resilience (STARR)" activity that spans across all East African Community (EAC) countries (Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda), and additional countries in East Africa (Zambia, Somalia, Sudan, Djibouti and Ethiopia). The STARR activity will promote increased agricultural production, investment, trade and resilience to shocks and stresses in the East Africa region by addressing agricultural issues that can mainly be solved on a regional basis. STARR's interventions will be directed through four interrelated project component areas: 1) strengthening cross-border agriculture trade and value chains, 2) improved regional agricultural inputs, 3) strengthening resilience, and 4) strengthening the regional policy environment.

Purpose of Position

The Component 4 Lead will lead implementation of all activities aimed at achieving Component 4 goals including improved capacity of regional stakeholders to develop an open, trade-friendly and resilient agricultural policy environment.

Duration: 4-5 years Location: Nairobi, Kenya

  • Provide technical and managerial support to develop and implement innovative strategies to promote adoption and strengthen implementation of trade supportive policies in the region.
  • Support efforts toward harmonization of agricultural policies across East Africa region.
  • Coordinate with private sector alliances and other stakeholders, as well as regional policymaking bodies to ensure that regional policy initiatives are aligned with the needs of the private sector.
  • Address technical barriers to trade across East Africa region, encouraging the adoption of common industry standards, to improve trade facilitation.
  • Other duties as assigned.

  • Master's degree or higher in economics, international trade public policy, or a related area.

  • At least fifteen years (ten years with Ph.D.) of relevant experience, five of which should be in or on developing countries, preferably in East Africa.

  • Strongly preferred at least three years of experience managing and coordinating policy improvement activities.

  • Strongly preferred experience serving in an advisory capacity to high-level government officials or regional trade bodies such as EAC and COMESA on trade and agricultural policies.

  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with institutional and private sector partners and stakeholders in a multi-country setting.

  • Fluent in English, with excellent writing and communication skills. Fluency in one or more East African language is desirable.

  • Experience across East Africa strongly preferred. Preference will be given to local East Africa country candidates.

How to apply:

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Kenya: Director of Finance and Administration – Kenya

Organization: Palladium International
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 30 Mar 2018

Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact – the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits.

For the past 50 years, we have been making Positive Impact possible. With a team of more than 2,500 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of more than 35,000 technical experts, Palladium has improved – and is committed to continuing to improve – economies, societies and most importantly, people's lives.

Palladium is a child-safe organisation, and screens applicants for suitability to work with children. We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status. Palladium seeks a Director of Finance and Administration for the anticipated USAID "Strengthening Agriculture and Regional Resilience (STARR)" activity that spans across all East African Community (EAC) countries (Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda), and additional countries in East Africa (Zambia, Somalia, Sudan, Djibouti and Ethiopia). The STARR activity will promote increased agricultural production, investment, trade and resilience to shocks and stresses in the East Africa region by addressing agricultural issues that can mainly be solved on a regional basis. STARR's interventions will be directed through four interrelated project component areas: 1) strengthening cross-border agriculture trade and value chains, 2) improved regional agricultural inputs, 3) strengthening resilience, and 4) strengthening the regional policy environment.

Purpose of Position

The Director of Finance and Administration will provide advanced accounting and financial oversight for the Activity. S/he will manage all finance- and administration-related staff.

Duration: 4-5 years Location: Nairobi, Kenya Finance and Accounting

  • Provide wide range of financial and administrative management for the project.
  • Prepare and submit financial and other cost accounting reports to headquarters and USAID.
  • Maintain all budget tracking systems.
  • Maintain close coordination with Palladium home office with respect to all financial and budgetary issues.
  • Ensure that the financial and administrative activities are carried out in compliance with USAID and Palladium policies and procedures.

Auditing and Compliance

  • Serve as key point of contact for project audits by the USG and local authorities.
  • Ensure compliance with local labor and tax laws.

Procurement and Administration

  • Oversee procurement for the project in compliance with Palladium and USAID policies.
  • Oversee office support functions.

  • MBA/Master's degree in Business, Finance, Accounting or related field with 8 years of relevant experience, or Bachelor's degree with at least 10 years of experience in finance, accounting, or other relevant work.

  • Prior experience with a senior position in the financial administration for complex, large-scale projects for USAID.

  • Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills, including the ability to motivate subordinates as well as manage budgets and client expectations.

  • Demonstrated effectiveness in communicating with clients and project stakeholders.

  • Proven record of consistently outperforming targets.

  • Superior verbal and written communication skills required. Fluency in English required.

  • Experience across East Africa strongly preferred. Preference will be given to local East Africa country candidates.

How to apply:

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Kenya: Senior Technical Advisor, Agricultural Trade and Value Chains – Kenya

Organization: Palladium International
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 30 Mar 2018

Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact – the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits.

For the past 50 years, we have been making Positive Impact possible. With a team of more than 2,500 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of more than 35,000 technical experts, Palladium has improved – and is committed to continuing to improve – economies, societies and most importantly, people's lives.

Palladium is a child-safe organisation, and screens applicants for suitability to work with children. We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status. Palladium seeks a Senior Technical Advisor of agricultural trade and value chains for the anticipated USAID "Strengthening Agriculture and Regional Resilience (STARR)" activity that spans across all East African Community (EAC) countries (Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda), and additional countries in East Africa (Zambia, Somalia, Sudan, Djibouti and Ethiopia). The STARR activity will promote increased agricultural production, investment, trade and resilience to shocks and stresses in the East Africa region by addressing agricultural issues that can mainly be solved on a regional basis. STARR's interventions will be directed through four interrelated project component areas: 1) strengthening cross-border agriculture trade and value chains, 2) improved regional agricultural inputs, 3) strengthening resilience, and 4) strengthening the regional policy environment.

Purpose of Position

The Component 1 Lead will lead implementation of all activities aimed at achieving Component 1 goals of strengthening of cross-border agriculture trade and value chains. Duration: 4-5 years Location: Nairobi, Kenya

  • Provide technical and managerial support to strengthen cross-border VC trade and improve capacity to respond to shocks and stress. Focus value chains include but are not limited to: livestock, climate resilient staple crops, and horticulture.
  • Lead efforts to identify cross-border value chain constraints and address barriers that limit trade competitiveness.
  • Develop action plans for focus value chains in collaboration with other stakeholders such as regional institutions (EAC, COMESA, IGAD), governments, USAID, USDA and other actors.
  • Identify new regional and international market opportunities and facilitate medium to long-term private sector investment in value chain systems, supporting industries and infrastructure.
  • Improve the capacity of regional organizations and export-oriented actors in each value chain, such as associations and dealers, to address and facilitate cross border agriculture trade and barriers to trade.
  • Share results and learning with project leadership, Palladium, and USAID.
  • Develop strategies to target marginalized communities.
  • Other duties as assigned.

  • A Master's degree in agricultural economics, international trade, policy, business, agricultural science, economics, marketing, trade or other relevant graduate degree.

  • Fluency in English required and a local East African language preferred.

  • At least five years' experience in agribusiness and agricultural trade promotion in East Africa region.

  • At least three years' experience on donor-funded projects for agriculture and agribusiness.

  • Experience working directly to integrate target vulnerable groups into market opportunities.

  • Preference will be given to local East Africa country candidates.

How to apply:

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Kenya: 1. RESILIENCE ASSISTANT- x1

Organization: Islamic Relief Kenya
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 29 Jan 2018

Islamic Relief

Kenya

Islamic Relief- Kenya

Job Description

Job Title: Resilience Assistant

Reporting To: Livestock Insurance Officer

Base Location: Project site (Field) 100%- Marsabit County (Moyale Sub-County)

Islamic Relief

Islamic Relief was established in 1984 in the UK, Islamic Relief is an international NGO seeking to promote sustainable economic and social development by working with local communities through relief and development activities. IR started operations in Kenya in 1993 on one to one orphans sponsorship programme through a local CBO in Mandera District, Northern Kenya. It opened its fully fledged office in March in 2006 at the height of drought in the Horn of Africa. Since then IR has been providing humanitarian and development assistance to vulnerable communities. Over these years it has implemented various development and relief activities in Mandera. This has remarkably changed the lives of the vulnerable and disadvantaged communities. In January 2010, IRK extended its operation to Wajir County, neighbouring Mandera, in January 2012 expanded to Garissa and Dadaab, and in October 2017 opened programme office in Kilifi County. IR aim to help the needy regardless of race, religion or gender and implement our work within the following themes: Disaster & Humanitarian Response; Sustainable Community Empowerment; and Education, Child Protection and Development

GENERAL

Sustainable Community empowerment is one of the thematic focus areas adopted by Islamic Relief Kenya in its Country strategy. The programme focuses on poor, vulnerable communities with the aim of economic strengthening to enable them generate food and income through diverse livelihood opportunities available in their communities. The programme includes a strong focus in building community resilience and disaster risk reduction to reduce the vulnerability of rural livelihoods to external shocks and the effects of climate change, as well as the strengthening of organization advocacy capacities to influence public rural development.

This post requires someone with experience working in or with community based resilience building interventions and the ability to understand the constraints of early stage sustainable livelihood models.

Job Summary:

We are looking for someone who has strong written communication skills and financial analysis expertise, with the ability to engage stakeholders in the implementation of the project and generate quality regular internal reports. The successful candidate will need to understand and take on Islamic Relief’s values and commitment to poor communities’ economic empowerment. Lastly they will need to show strong self-awareness, inter-personal skills, and self-motivation, with the ability to deliver results and work well under pressure and to be flexible in demanding situations. The Resilience Assistant will be responsible for the day to day engagement with the project implementation stakeholders and communities in Dabel-Moyale to ensure project results are realized in an effective manner as per the project documents and donor guidelines and expectations.

Key Responsibilities:

Project Administration and Operation

  • Implementation of the project; “Strengthening Pastoralist Resilience to Climate Stress through Livestock Insurance and Agricultural Support Services” in accordance with the project requirements and work plan.
  • Mobilize community common interest groups including Women and youth for engagement in various economic activities including fodder production and management.
  • Organize and execute community capacity building in various project thematic focus areas in line with the IR training manual.
  • Monitor the progress of resilience activities initiated through the project for technical advice and ensure sustainable systems are established.
  • Collaborate with local stakeholders to identify market economic opportunities enhance social and economic stability of pastoralist population in Dabel Location.
  • Build the business capacity of the targeted groups for easy access of available credit facilities for startup capital and expansion of business ventures.
  • Monitor distribution of agricultural inputs to farmers including seeds and tools while ensuring that know-how is available for the targeted groups.
  • Work with relevant stakeholders like National Drought Management Authority (NDMA) to establish and strengthen Community based structures for disaster risk reduction.
  • Keep abreast of political, economic and social developments priorities in the area of operation and report the same to the line manager for appropriate action.
  • Identify existing and emerging challenges facing the community and recommend suitable sustainable innovative approaches of addressing the gaps.
  • Link with other related interventions run by IRK and other partners to ensure synergy and avoid duplication of activities.
  • Monitor and mentor the Community extension workers.
  • Compile all projects monitoring information on a regular basis and documentation of lessons learnt from field visits and project activities.
  • Report regularly to the line Manager on general progress including learning, participation in project activities and other relevant matters.
  • Maintain service-oriented culture to achieve service excellence objective.
  • Training/Meeting/ Forums
  • Prepare and conduct community sensitization forums/meetings with community groups.
  • Document lessons learned from training activities, community meeting and assist in preparing training reports
  • Represent IRK in the county and sub-county sector forums as may be necessary.

Design, Monitoring and Evaluation activities

  • Participate in the development of appropriate tools for monitoring and reporting including detailed implementation plans (DIPs) and M&E Plans.
  • Participate in regular lessons learned feedback sessions with the project team

Qualifications/Experience/Skills:

  • Diploma on Agriculture, Agribusiness, entrepreneurship, Agriculture resource economics or any other food security related field. A Bachelor’s degree in similar fields is preferred and will be an added advantage.
  • Minimum of at least Three years’ experience in Resilience building and enterprise development Programmes targeting vulnerable groups.
  • Vast experience in youth livelihood Programmes –planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and learning.
  • Knowledge of the key issues/challenges and trends with regard to sustainable livelihood in pastoral communities.
  • Experience in the use of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc) and knowledge of spreadsheet and database packages.
  • Flexible, with ability to work and handle multiple tasks and meet strict deadlines
  • Ability to provide continuous input on the organization’s processes, implementation of new systems etc
  • Strong planning, organization and problem solving skills with ability to work hands-on, independently, and within a team
  • Strong communication (written & spoken) and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work on your own initiative as well as a part of a team.

  • Any other duties that may be assigned by supervisor.

Personal requirements

  • Ability to cope with stress, and live in environment with very basic living condition
  • Very strong interpersonal skills: strong communication and diplomatic skills
  • Flexibility to respond to changing nature of humanitarian context and operational difficulties
  • Excellent analytical skills, observation and analysis capacity
  • Ability to plan ahead and output oriented (pro-active)
  • Ability to adhere to deadlines and respect line management
  • Readiness to commit and adhere to the values, mission and vision of IR Kenya

How to apply:

HOW TO APPLY

For detailed Job description on the position, kindly visit our website: www.islamicreliefkenya.org.**

Please send us your cover letter and detailed CV, including your qualifications and experience. Your application should also include names and addresses of three referees, a working e-mail address and daytime telephone contacts. The forwarding e-mail and cover letter must clearly indicate the position title on the subject line. Send your application to Hr.kenya@islamic-relief.or.ke by Monday 29th January, 2018.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted