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Kenya: Project Accountant

Organization: European Committee for Agricultural Training
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 25 Jun 2018

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

JUVENILE JUSTICE PROGRAMME KENYA

Organization: CEFA

Title of the position: Project Accountant (1 Position Available)

Location: Nairobi Kenya

Duration of the project: 36 Months

Duration of the contract:

12 Months (Renewable up to a maximum of 31 months and with a 3 months trial period)

Starting date: As soon as possible, not later than the 1st of August 2018

CEFA – European Committee for Training and Agriculture (Comitato Europeo per la Formazione e l’Agricoltura) is an Italian NGO, founded in 1972, whose works lays its foundation on the principles of solidarity and cooperation between different regions of the world in the name of Justice, Human Rights and Peace. CEFA believes in strengthening local institutions, aiming to improve livelihood opportunities for local communities and households’ living conditions through capacity building, awareness raising and advocacy for the protection of vulnerable children and fundamental human rights. Actually CEFA is running programs in 10 different Countries across Africa, Latin America and Europe.

Brief outline of the project: the project aims at strengthening the Juvenile Justice System in Kenya in compliance with the international standards and involving local authorities, all relevant stakeholders, civil society and the private sector.

CEFA is therefore looking for 1 well-qualified Accountant who shall work towards achieving the objectives of this project. The purpose of this position is to maintain operational efficiency in organizational and accountancy duties.

MAIN DUTIES

· Implement On the Job Training to support the capacity building of government staff and the improvement of their service provision;

· Managing the day to day operational and administrative activities of the project ensuring timely response for issues requiring action;

· Preparation and payment of staff salaries. Also prepare the staff statutory deductions i.e. NHIF, NSSF, PAYE and withholding Tax.;

· Preparation and disbursement of funds transfer to the field;

· Preparation of monthly bank reconciliations;

· Analyze and correct monthly accountability from partners and the field for further posting to the final monthly accountancy. Further ensures that the monthly accountancy reports are submitted on time to the Headquarters, Bologna;

· Assist in the preparation of accounts for the organization’s annual audit and prepare the relevant project files for the auditors;

· Supports the Project Manager in the preparation and follow up in budget planning, expenditure and reporting;

· Make payment to suppliers;

· Handling of the project’s petty cash;

· Maintain an updated inventory of assets procured by the project ensuring proper tagging of the same;

· Ensure effective documentation and filing of key project documents and data;

· Assist in any other non-routine tasks as may be requested.

EDUCATION, COMPETENCIES AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

· ‘O’ level Minimum KCSE C plain

· Degree in Accounting/Economics/Business or Diploma in social work with a 3 years’ field experience

· CPA Part II

· Relevant certification

· Attention to detail, deadline oriented and confidentiality,

· Data entry management and General math skills

· Must have at least 3 years working experience in Accounting, preferably for local or International NGOs

· Facilitation skills

· Reporting Skills

· Computer literacy (Excel, Word, Office Package)

· Fluent in English and Swahili

Functional Skills:

· Team Work

· Good communication skills

· Strong organizational and problem solving skills with analytical approach

· Must be able to work independently with limited supervision

· Ability to strictly adhere to deadlines

· Readiness to sign and abide to a Child protection policy

· Readiness to commit and adhere to values, mission and vision of CEFA

How to apply: Please send your CV with at least 2 relevant referees to the following email address: vacancies@cefakenya.com

Please Note that only shortlisted candidate will be contacted for the interview

Specify as email subject the Title of the position: Project Accountant.

Deadline: 25th of June 2018.

How to apply:

How to apply: Please send your CV with at least 2 relevant referees to the following email address: vacancies@cefakenya.com

Please Note that only shortlisted candidate will be contacted for the interview

Specify as email subject the Title of the position: Project Accountant.

Deadline: 25th of June 2018.

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Kenya: Establishing a Catalogue of Cattle Breeds 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

Livestock is an important economic activity in many West African countries, characterized by a substantial wealth in animal genetic resources. Indeed, almost all animal species can be found there that are well adapted to their specific environment but unevenly distributed. Several complex and interactive factors such as human needs, adaptability of a species, agro-climatic conditions, selection and rearing practices have resulted in development of cattle breeds. Amongst domestic species, cattle feature prominently in the rearing of productive livestock. There are two main groups or types of cattle in Africa: zebus (Bos indicus), which are cattle with a cervico-thoracic hump and adapted to dry areas, and bulls (Bos taurus) which are cattle without a cervico-thoracic hump, found in forest wetland areas. To these two types are added their crosses. Each breed should be regarded as a specific gene aggregate, serving specific purposes in particular agro-ecological zones. These breeds are full of variability and have many positive traits such as a remarkable resistance to disease, improved tolerance against heat, moisture and nutritional stress, and a host of other characteristics adapted to particular agro-climatic environments. These breeds are more effective in the feed conversion in a crop-residue-based nutritious diet. With imminent threats from climate change and drastic reduction in crop productivity, West African cattle breeds, owing to their qualities, will be sought after, and therefore the conservation of these endangered breeds requires not only a national priority, but also an international one. Any selection or improvement programme requires a detailed inventory of the available animal breeds. The Global Plan of Action for Animal Genetic Resources recognizes that a good understanding of breed characteristics is required to guide decision-making in breeding development and selection programmes. It is strongly believed that negligence and lack of accurate information on the diversity and status of existing animal genetic resources increase the alarming rate of irreversible loss of genetic diversity. Such losses reduce opportunities to improve food security, to reduce poverty and to achieve sustainable farming practices. The advent of the national sovereignty era over genetic resources under the Convention on Biological Diversity requires an approach for describing and listing livestock breeds. This implies that member states protect their animal genetic resources, which are sovereign and have well-defined characteristics, through a national documentation system.

In this context, in order to ensure the identity and protection of valuable animal genetic resources and to facilitate their access to genetic improvement and economic use, the African Union Interafrican Bureau for Animal Resources (AU- BIRA) seeks to identify and hire a consultant for the development of a catalogue of cattle breeds in West Africa.

Objectives

The objective of the consultation is to establish a catalogue of cattle breeds in West Africa. The proposed action is a concerted effort to motivate, document and network for in situ conservation and use of underutilized bovine genetic resources in West Africa. In addition to a simple list of breeds, the catalogue will also contain other useful information from an economic, ecological and environmental perspective. Including this useful information appears justified in order to bestow on the catalogue the character of a complete inventory of useful species to the communities, whatever their current commercial status.
Specifically, the consultant will have to:

  • Collect, compile and organize, in one catalogue, information on cattle genetic resources in West Africa, from all available sources.
  • Disseminate information in an easily accessible way to all stakeholders (researchers, trainers, students, extension staff, policy makers, livestock breeders, farmers, etc.).

Expected Results

  • In one catalogue, information on West African cattle genetic resources from all available sources is collected, compiled and organized.
  • Information is disseminated in an easily accessible way to all stakeholders.

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 45 working days, from the day of the signing of the contract.

Payment

The total cost for the consultation will be 13,500 (thirteen 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.
  • 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 livestock development in West Africa and will have extensive experience in the inventorying of animal species and breeds. In particular, he or she should:

  • Advanced university degree in animal sciences, animal genetics or socio-economics.
  • Have at least 5 years professional experience in the livestock industry and in conducting and implementing animal phenotypic characterization studies.
  • Have a good drafting ability, good knowledge of production systems, and statistics.
  • Have relevant knowledge on socio-economic dynamics and cross-border trade in the sub-region.
    **
    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 « Establishing a catalogue of cattle breeds 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: Appui à la Création et au Renforcement des Capacités des Associations pour la Promotion du Développement de Races Locales en Afrique…

Organization: African Union – InterAfrican Bureau for Animal Resources
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 20 Jun 2018

Informations Générales

Le Bureau Interafricain des Ressources Animales (BIRA) est un bureau technique spécialisé du Département de l’Économie Rurale et de l’Agriculture (DERA) de la Commission de l’Union Africaine (CUA). Le mandat du BIRA est d’assister et de coordonner l’exploitation du bétail, des ressources halieutiques et des animaux sauvages pour le bien-être des populations et le développement économique des États Membres de l’Union Africaine (UA). La mission de l'UA-BIRA est d’assurer le leadership dans le développement des ressources animales en Afrique en soutenant et renforçant les capacités des États Membres de l’UA et des Communautés Économiques Régionales (CER).

En vertu de cette mission, l'UA-BIRA a élaboré un cadre pour aligner l’élevage sous les piliers du Programme détaillé de développement de l’agriculture africaine (PDDAA). L'utilisation durable des ressources zoogénétiques est un domaine prioritaire sous le quatrième pilier du cadre de l'UA. Afin de mener à bien cette stratégie, l'UA-BIRA a reçu un soutien financier de l'Union européenne (UE) pour la mise en œuvre du projet qui met l'accent sur «le renforcement des capacités des pays africains à la conservation et l'utilisation durable des ressources génétiques des animaux d'Afrique».

L'objectif du projet est de renforcer la capacité des pays et des communautés économiques régionales à l'utilisation durable et la conservation des ressources génétiques animales africaines à travers la politique nationale et régionale, l'institutionnalisation des instruments juridiques et techniques, ce qui se traduira par l'exploitation judicieuse des ressources génétiques animales en Afrique.

Cet objectif sera atteint par le biais de:

  • l'établissement de l’état et des tendances des ressources zoogénétiques en Afrique.
  • le développement de cadres stratégiques pour l'utilisation durable des ressources génétiques animales.
  • l’établissement ou le renforcement des initiatives de conservation nationales et régionales et des stratégies d'amélioration.
  • la promotion des connaissances, attitudes et pratiques de la contribution de l'élevage à la croissance économique, la sécurité alimentaire et la réduction de la pauvreté.

Contexte

Dans les systèmes paysans et pastoraux, le bétail remplit de nombreuses fonctions allant au-delà de la production de viande, de lait et d'œufs, notamment d'engrais, de carburant, de traction et de transport, ce qui représente un moyen d'épargne et d'investissement. Un des rôles importants des éleveurs est la préservation des valeurs. Ils conservent les animaux avec des caractères qui peuvent actuellement ne présenter aucun intérêt commercial. À la longue, ces animaux peuvent être d'une grande valeur, quand on considère les scénarios environnementaux et économiques changeants. De tels caractères incluent des caractéristiques de «survie», en prenant pour exemple la capacité de faire face aux maladies. En maintenant les animaux exposés à la sélection naturelle, les éleveurs jouent un rôle crucial et essentiel dans l'utilisation durable des caractères d'adaptation et de fitness. Les associations d'éleveurs peuvent être essentielles au succès à long terme de la conservation des ressources génétiques animales, en jouant de nombreux rôles, y compris un suivi efficace des menaces pesant sur les races et les espèces. Ils sont les principaux gardiens des ressources génétiques animales et jouent un rôle dans la promotion des stratégies d'élevage. Leurs rôles peuvent également inclure des tâches pratiques telles que la distribution de matériel génétique amélioré, l'enregistrement et l’identification des animaux et la sécurisation des financements. En Afrique Centrale, les associations d'éleveurs tentent de faire avancer les programmes de conservation et d'utilisation durable des ressources génétiques animales. Le développement des associations d'éleveurs est une préoccupation majeure pour les gouvernements et les praticiens du développement en Afrique Centrale. Certaines ONG ont organisé des communautés villageoises en associations d'éleveurs, mais la principale force contraignante demeure la disponibilité de crédits et le développement de certaines infrastructures. Les preuves empiriques montrent que les associations d'éleveurs solides peuvent accéder au crédit, aux intrants agricoles, aux services de vulgarisation et aux marchés de manière efficace. Cependant, les difficultés rencontrées sont le manque d'innovation et la réactivité au marché, la qualité relativement médiocre des produits et la mauvaise gestion de la production. Ces organisations ont besoin de renforcement de capacités organisationnelles, structurelles et techniques et une formation notamment dans la mise en œuvre des programmes de sélection.

Dans ce contexte, le Bureau Interafricain des Ressources Animales de l’Union Africaine (UA-BIRA) cherche à identifier et engager les services d’un consultant pour le renforcement des capacités organisationnelles, structurelles et techniques des associations d’éleveurs pour le développement des races locales en Afrique Centrale.

Objectifs

L’objectif de cette consultation est de renforcer les capacités organisationnelles, structurelles et techniques des associations d’éleveurs pour le développement des races locales en Afrique Centrale.

De façon spécifique, il s’agira pour le consultant de :

  • Faciliter un atelier s’axant principalement sur l’identification des besoins organisationnels, structurels et techniques des associations d’éleveurs pour le développement des races locales en Afrique Centrale.
  • Susciter la création d’associations d’éleveurs de races et leurs inculquer les principes de base et des techniques nécessaires au développement des races locales en Afrique Centrale.
  • Développer de modules et matériaux de formation sur les principes associatifs, le leadership et la gouvernance démocratique des associations.
  • Rédiger les rapports de l’atelier de formation et formuler les recommandations pour le suivi de la formation.

Resultats Attendus

  • Un atelier sur l’identification des besoins organisationnels, structurels et techniques des associations d’éleveurs pour le développement des races locales en Afrique Centrale est organisé.
  • La création d’associations d’éleveurs de race est suscitée et les principes de base et les techniques nécessaires au développement des races locales en Afrique Centrale leurs sont inculquées.
  • Les notions et principes de base de l’associativité et les textes réglementaires les régissant sont maîtrisées par les participants.
  • Le leadership et ces avantages au sein d’une organisation associative sont définis.
  • Les principes et règles de bonne gouvernance régissant l’efficacité des associations sont compris de tous les participants.
  • Les modules et matériaux de formation sur les principes associatifs, le leadership et la gouvernance démocratique des associations développés.
  • Les rapports de l’atelier de formation sont rédigés incluant les recommandations formulées pour le suivi de la formation.

Livrables

Rapport de démarrage (RD)

Un rapport de démarrage (RD) dans les 5 jours suivant la signature du contrat. Le RD d'au plus 10 pages devrait inclure la méthodologie proposée, le calendrier et le programme d'activités, les lieux à visiter, les personnes à rencontrer et un aperçu du contenu du rapport technique final.

Rapport technique intérimaire (RTI)

Le rapport technique intermédiaire est considéré comme la première ébauche du rapport technique final (RTI) avant qu'une copie finale définitive soit formellement et officiellement soumise à l’UA-BIRA pour acceptation.

Rapport technique final (RTF)

Le rapport technique final (RTF) devrait prendre en compte les contributions et les commentaires des parties prenantes concernées et de l’UA-BIRA. Le projet de rapport final doit être soumis à la fin de la période d'exécution des tâches. Une fois validé, trois (03) copies du rapport final de la consultation, dans lequel les données brute obtenues sont annexées, doivent être soumises à l’UA-BIRA.

Durée de la Consultation

La consultation sera exécutée dans un délai de 10 jours, ouvrables à compter du jour de la signature du contrat.

Rémunération

Le coût total de la consultation sera de 3000 (trois mille) dollar US, couvrant toutes les tâches entreprises.

Profils des Consultants

Qualifications et compétences d’ordre général :

  • Être ressortissant de l’Afrique Centrale.
  • Connaissance des caractéristiques physiques, socio-économiques et politiques des pays de l’Afrique Centrale.
  • Parfaite maîtrise du français.
  • Excellente capacité de rédaction et de communication.

Qualifications et compétences d’ordre spécifique:

Le consultant aura une excellente connaissance du développement de l’élevage en Afrique Centrale et disposera d’importantes expériences dans le milieu associatif.
En particulier, il devrait disposer de :

  • Être titulaire d'un diplôme d'études supérieures en sciences sociales, développement social, sciences animales avec des compétences avérées dans les domaines des productions animales et le renforcement de capacités des organisations paysannes.
  • Avoir au moins 5 années d’expérience dans la conduite de formation dans les domaines en questions.
  • Avoir une expérience solide dans l’élaboration de manuels et de modules de formations sur les sujets en questions.
  • Bonne compréhension de la thématique des ressources génétiques animales en Afrique Centrale et du renforcement des capacités des associations et organisations paysannes ou des associations locales d’envergure nationale.
  • Avoir d’excellentes compétences organisationnelles, de facilitation et de communication.

    Date de Cloture : 20 Juin 2018

How to apply:

Les offres de service doivent comprendre une lettre de motivation adressée au Directeur de l’UA-BIRA, un curriculum vitae faisant ressortir la qualification et l’expérience professionnelle de l’intéressé et une offre financière.

Les offres de service complètes portant la mention "**Appui à la création et au renforcement des capacités des associations pour la promotion du développement de races locales en Afrique Centrale**" devront être transmises par E-mail à l’adresse suivante :

Directeur de l’UA-BIRA
P.O. BOX 30786, 00100 Nairobi, Kenya
FAX: +254-20-367-4143
E-mail:procurement@au-ibar.org et copie à: khalid.seid@au-ibar.org

Kenya: Inventaire des Cadres Institutionnels, Législatifs et Réglementaires existant, Nationaux et Régionaux, Régissant les Ressources…

Organization: African Union – InterAfrican Bureau for Animal Resources
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 20 Jun 2018

Le Bureau Interafricain des Ressources Animales (BIRA) est un bureau technique spécialisé du Département de l’Économie Rurale et de l’Agriculture (DERA) de la Commission de l’Union Africaine (CUA). Le mandat du BIRA est d’assister et de coordonner l’exploitation du bétail, des ressources halieutiques et des animaux sauvages pour le bien-être des populations et le développement économique des États Membres de l’Union Africaine (UA). La mission de l'UA-BIRA est d’assurer le leadership dans le développement des ressources animales en Afrique en soutenant et renforçant les capacités des États Membres de l’UA et des Communautés Économiques Régionales (CER).

En vertu de cette mission, l'UA-BIRA a élaboré un cadre pour aligner l’élevage sous les piliers du Programme détaillé de développement de l’agriculture africaine (PDDAA). L'utilisation durable des ressources zoogénétiques est un domaine prioritaire sous le quatrième pilier du cadre de l'UA. Afin de mener à bien cette stratégie, l'UA-BIRA a reçu un soutien financier de l'Union européenne (UE) pour la mise en œuvre du projet qui met l'accent sur «le renforcement des capacités des pays africains à la conservation et l'utilisation durable des ressources génétiques des animaux d'Afrique».

L'objectif du projet est de renforcer la capacité des pays et des communautés économiques régionales à l'utilisation durable et la conservation des ressources génétiques animales africaines à travers la politique nationale et régionale, l'institutionnalisation des instruments juridiques et techniques, ce qui se traduira par l'exploitation judicieuse des ressources génétiques animales en Afrique. Cet objectif sera atteint par le biais de i) l'établissement de l’état et des tendances des ressources zoogénétiques en Afrique, ii) le développement de cadres stratégiques pour l'utilisation durable des ressources génétiques animales, iii) l’établissement ou le renforcement des initiatives de conservation nationales et régionales et des stratégies d'amélioration et iv) la promotion des connaissances, attitudes et pratiques de la contribution de l'élevage à la croissance économique, la sécurité alimentaire et la réduction de la pauvreté.

Contexte

La conservation et l'utilisation des races animales locales est une des stratégies clés mises en œuvre dans plusieurs pays d’Afrique Centrale. Dans la plupart des pays, une prise de conscience accrue de la crise affectant la conservation et l'utilisation des races locales, à la suite de la dégradation de l'environnement naturel et de la dilution génétique, a incité des efforts pour réviser les politiques. Un examen des politiques nationales dans les États membres a mis en évidence un certain nombre de priorités communes pertinentes pour la conservation des ressources génétiques animales. Les analyses menées montrent que les pays ont encore beaucoup à faire pour établir et mettre en œuvre des politiques, des lois et des règlements visant à promouvoir la convergence des stratégies de conservation des ressources génétiques animales. Actuellement, il n'y a pas de lois ou de règlements en place pour contrôler les croisements avec les races locales, en dépit du fait que la dilution génétique est l'une des principales menaces pour ces races. Le cadre institutionnel, législatif et réglementaire d’un pays comprend en général quatre éléments qui sont : les textes de lois et règlements, les institutions administratives d’État et établissements publics, les associations de professionnels et spécialistes et les ONG locales. Les deux premiers éléments constituent la structure ou la base de la pratique. Il s’agit du cadre au sens strict. Le troisième élément reflète indirectement la disponibilité ou le réservoir des compétences humaines dans le pays en question. Quant au quatrième élément, il reflète le degré de sensibilisation. Si de nos jours, la gestion des ressources génétiques animales est perçue comme un instrument de développement durable, il nous faut reconnaître que l’efficacité de cet outil dépend des capacités institutionnelles et humaines dont dispose chaque pays dans ce domaine. Sur ce dernier point, plusieurs pays d’Afrique Centrale doivent surmonter de nombreuses difficultés d'ordre institutionnel, législatif, humain, matériel et financier pour asseoir cette pratique. Il convient de noter que des actions sont déjà menées ou sont en cours de réalisation dans chaque pays de l’Afrique Centrale, des législations ont été élaborées mais comporte souvent des difficultés dans leurs applications et parfois sont peu adaptée aux impératifs de gestion moderne des ressources génétiques animales.

Dans ce contexte, le Bureau Interafricain des Ressources Animales de l’Union Africaine (UA-BIRA) cherche à identifier et engager les services d’un consultant qualifié pour faire un inventaire des cadres institutionnels, législatifs et réglementaires existant, régissant les ressources génétiques animales en Afrique Centrale.

Objectifs

L’objectif de cette consultation est de faire un inventaire des cadres institutionnels, législatifs et réglementaires existant, nationaux et régionaux, régissant les ressources génétiques animales en Afrique Centrale.

De façon spécifique, il s’agira pour le consultant de :

  • Recenser le cadre institutionnel, législatif et réglementaires de la gestion des ressources génétiques animales en Afrique Centrale tel qu’il est dans chacun des pays et au niveau régional.
  • En fonction des priorités mentionnées dans le Plan d’Action Mondial pour la gestion des ressources génétiques animales, faire une analyse objective et exhaustive relative à la fonctionnalité de ces cadres institutionnels, législatifs et réglementaires en Afrique Centrale.
  • Élaborer une typologie des besoins institutionnels, législatifs et réglementaires tenant compte de l’état d’avancement de chaque pays dans le domaine de la gestion des ressources génétiques animales.
  • Constituer un inventaire des cadres institutionnels, législatifs et réglementaires des pays sous forme de fiches d’informations.

Résultats Attendus

  • Le cadre institutionnel, législatif et réglementaires de la gestion des ressources génétiques animales en Afrique Centrale tel qu’il est dans chacun des pays et au niveau régional est recenser;
  • En fonction des priorités mentionnées dans le Plan d’Action Mondial pour la gestion des ressources génétiques animales, une analyse objective et exhaustive relative à la fonctionnalité de ces cadres institutionnels, législatifs et réglementaires en Afrique Centrale est faite;
  • Une typologie des besoins institutionnels, législatifs et réglementaires tenant compte de l’état d’avancement de chaque pays dans le domaine de la gestion des ressources génétiques animales est élaborée;
  • Un inventaire des cadres institutionnels, législatifs et réglementaires des pays sous forme de fiches d’informations est constitué.

Livrables

Rapport de démarrage (RD)

Un rapport de démarrage (RD) dans les 5 jours suivant la signature du contrat. Le RD d'au plus 10 pages devrait inclure la méthodologie proposée, le calendrier et le programme d'activités, les lieux à visiter, les personnes à rencontrer et un aperçu du contenu du rapport technique final.

Rapport technique intérimaire (RTI)

Le rapport technique intermédiaire est considéré comme la première ébauche du rapport technique final (RTI) avant qu'une copie finale définitive soit formellement et officiellement soumise à l’UA-BIRA pour acceptation.

Rapport technique final (RTF)

Le rapport technique final (RTF)) devrait prendre en compte les contributions et les commentaires des parties prenantes concernées et de l’UA-BIRA. Le projet de rapport final doit être soumis à la fin de la période d'exécution des tâches. Une fois validé, trois (03) copies du rapport final de la consultation, dans lequel les données brute obtenues sont annexées, doivent être soumises à l’UA-BIRA. Le rapport final doit être soumis à la fin de la période d'exécution des tâches dans un délai maximal de trois mois calendaires à compter de la date de signature du contrat.

Durée de la Consultation

La consultation sera exécutée dans un délai de 30 jours, ouvrables à compter du jour de la signature du contrat.

Rémunération

Le coût total de la consultation sera de 9000 (neuf mille) dollar US, couvrant toutes les tâches entreprises.

Profils des Consultants

Qualifications et compétences d’ordre général :

  • Être ressortissant de l’Afrique Centrale.
  • Connaissance des caractéristiques physiques, socio-économiques et politiques des pays de l’Afrique Centrale.
  • Parfaite maîtrise du français.
  • Excellente capacité de rédaction et de communication.

Qualifications et compétences d’ordre spécifique:

Le consultant aura une excellente connaissance du développement de l’élevage en Afrique Centrale et disposera d’importantes expériences dans le domaine de sciences politiques, juridiques ou institutionnelles ou équivalentes.

En particulier, il devrait disposer de :

  • Minimum 5 ans d'expérience professionnelle dans les domaines associés à cette consultation, tels que les questions juridiques liées aux lois environnementales, aux questions liées aux ressources génétiques animales et au développement.
  • Connaissance adéquate des règles et réglementations nationales et internationales régissant l'échange et la circulation des matériels génétiques.
  • Forte capacité de planification, de recherche sur les politiques et de gestion.
  • Aptitude à établir des relations et à bien travailler avec un large éventail de parties prenantes aux niveaux local, national et régional.
  • Excellentes capacités de coordination, de facilitation et de communication. **

    Date de Cloture : 20 Juin 2018**

How to apply:

Les offres de service doivent comprendre une lettre de motivation adressée au Directeur de l’UA-BIRA, un curriculum vitae faisant ressortir la qualification et l’expérience professionnelle de l’intéressé et une offre financière.

Les offres de service complètes portant la mention "**Inventaire des cadres institutionnels, législatifs et réglementaires existant, nationaux et régionaux, régissant les ressources génétiques animales en Afrique Centrale"** devront être transmises par E-mail à l’adresse suivante :

Directeur de l’UA-BIRA
P.O. BOX 30786, 00100 Nairobi, Kenya
FAX: +254-20-367-4143
E-mail: procurement@au-ibar.org et copie à: khalid.seid@au-ibar.org

Kenya: Technical Expert on Juvenile Justice

Organization: European Committee for Agricultural Training
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 25 Jun 2018

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

JUVENILE JUSTICE PROGRAMME KENYA

Organization: CEFA

Title of the position: Technical Expert in Juvenile Justice (1 Position Available)

Location: Nairobi, Kenya (availability for field visits around the country is required)

Duration of the project: 36 Months

Duration of the contract:

12 Months (Renewable up to a maximum of 31 months and with a 3 months trial period)

Starting date: As soon as possible, not later than the 1st of August 2018

CEFA – European Committee for Training and Agriculture (Comitato Europeo per la Formazione e l’Agricoltura) is an Italian NGO, founded in 1972, whose works lays its foundation on the principles of solidarity and cooperation between different regions of the world in the name of Justice, Human Rights and Peace. CEFA believes in strengthening local institutions, aiming to improve livelihood opportunities for local communities and households’ living conditions through capacity building, awareness raising and advocacy for the protection of vulnerable children and fundamental human rights. Actually CEFA is running programs in 10 different Countries across Africa, Latin America and Europe.

Brief outline of the project: the project aims at strengthening the Juvenile Justice System in Kenya in compliance with the international standards and involving local authorities, all relevant stakeholders, civil society and the private sector.

CEFA is therefore looking for 1 well-qualified Technical Expert in Juvenile Justice who shall work towards achieving the objectives of this project.

In collaboration with the Project Manager (PM) and under his supervision, the Technical Expert in Juvenile Justice will provide support to the PM on implementing the AICS funded project APRIRE, with due respect to CEFA’s rules and regulations.

MAIN DUTIES

· Provide support to the Project Manager in the formulation of operational tools in the field of Juvenile Justice and Child Protection based on local and international standards;

· Organize, coordinate and plan the implementation of the project activities in all 38 Juvenile Justice institutions and police stations in Kenya;

· Assist in the coordination the implemented activities and the management of the CEFA team in the field;

· Ensure a high quality level in the implementation of the activities;

· Analyze and Evaluate the impact of the project according to the indicators detailed in the logical framework and the international and local standards;

· Provide technical assistance and capacity building for internal staff and stakeholders;

· Provide reporting support and analysis of project activities according to project indicators;

· Assist in the monitoring of activities and beneficiaries, including both administrative support and as well as field visits;

· Identify raising issues and provide feedback concerning activities implementation and reporting;

· Provide support to project financial monitoring and management when required;

· Assist the Project Manager in ensuring project appropriate visibility;

· Assist the Project Manager to identify new funding opportunities and develop project proposals;

· Support the organization of workshops, meetings and training related to the areas of responsibility;

· Provide organizational and logistic support to the project;

· Participate on periodic meetings to identify priorities, challenges and way forwards, design strategies and develop work plans to implement project activities;

· Represent CEFA with partners, donors, local authorities and in the Juvenile statutory institutions and the target area at large;

· Network with relevant agencies for effective referrals and opportunities of collaboration and

· Conduct other activities deemed as necessary within the framework of the Project.

EDUCATION, COMPETENCIES AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

· Degree in Social work/ Sociology/psycho-social studies or Diploma in social work with a 6 years’ field experience

· Relevant certification

· Knowledge and expertise in psychology and social work

· Must have at least 5 years working experience in Social Work and Psychology, preferably in correctional facilities and/or within the Juvenile Justice System

· Counseling skills

· Facilitation skills

· Reporting Skills

· Computer literacy (Excel, Word, Office Package)

· Fluent in English and Swahili

Functional Skills:

· Adaptability to work within Criminal Justice and Government Context

· Commitment in Child Protection

· Team Work

· Good communication skills

· Strong organizational and problem solving skills with analytical approach

· Must be able to work independently with limited supervision

· Ability to strictly adhere to deadlines

· Readiness to sign and abide to a Child protection policy

· Readiness to commit and adhere to values, mission and vision of CEFA

How to apply: Please send your CV with at least 2 relevant referees to the following email address: vacancies@cefakenya.com

Specify as email subject the Title of the position: Technical Expert in Juvenile Justice.

Please Note that only shortlisted candidate will be contacted for the interview

Deadline: 25th of June 2018.

How to apply:

How to apply: Please send your CV with at least 2 relevant referees to the following email address: vacancies@cefakenya.com

Specify as email subject the Title of the position: Technical Expert in Juvenile Justice.

Please Note that only shortlisted candidate will be contacted for the interview

Deadline: 25th of June 2018.

Clerk Job in Kenya

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.

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