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Kenya: Senior Regional Labour Migration / Migration and Development Specialist

Organization: International Organization for Migration
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 04 Jul 2018

Position Title : Senior Regional Labour Migration / Migration and Development Specialist

Duty Station : Nairobi, Kenya

Classification : Professional Staff, Grade P4

Type of Appointment : Fixed term, one year with possibility of extension

Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible

Closing Date : 04 July 2018

Established in 1951, IOM is a Related Organization of the United Nations, and as the leading

UN agency in the field of migration, works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and

non-governmental partners. IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.

IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment. Applications from qualified female candidates are especially encouraged. For the purpose of the vacancy, the following candidates are considered as first-tier candidates:

  1. Internal candidates

  2. Qualified applicants from the following NMS countries: Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Cabo Verde, Czech Republic, Djibouti, Fiji, Micronesia (Federated States of), Gabon, Guyana, Iceland, Comoros, Lesotho, Libya, Montenegro, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Malawi, Namibia, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Seychelles, Slovenia, Suriname, Swaziland, Timor-Leste, Holy See, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Vanuatu, Samoa

  3. External female candidates.


Under the direct supervision of the Regional Director (RD) for the Regional Office for East and Horn of Africa, and with the technical oversight of the Head of Labour Mobility and Human Development Division in the Department of Migration Management (DMM) in Headquarters (HQs), the Senior Regional Labour Migration / Migration and Development Specialist acts as a regional thematic resource person; monitors and analyses regional thematic trends; monitors developments of projects in the thematic areas; supports regional thematic project development, and reviews and endorses projects related to his/her thematic area of expertise in the East and Horn of Africa Region.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Act as a thematic resource person providing capacity building, training, and general support to Country Offices (COs) in the region. Contribute to building the capacities of IOM staff in the thematic area through a combination of formal training and on-the-job mentoring.

  2. Review, endorse, and track project proposals developed by COs in the region, and provide regular updates to the concerned HQs Division on projects endorsed. Ensure that all endorsed projects are: a) consistent with the IOM Constitution, IOM Strategy and the Organization’s policies, thematic guidelines and manuals and any relevant national and/or regional strategies; b) coherent, relevant, and feasible, and take into account good practices in the respective migration/thematic area(s); c) developed according to IOM’s project development procedures as established in the IOM Handbook on Projects

  3. Identify emerging issues relevant to the thematic area and contribute to the development of thematic policy and reports. Monitor developments in the thematic area, in close collaboration with the Regional Policy and Liaison Officer (RPLO), COs and relevant HQs Departments.

  4. Develop regional and multi-country programmes and projects in the thematic area and identify anticipated synergies between thematic areas in close coordination with the Regional Project Development Officer (RPDO), where available.

  5. Provide advice to Country Offices on resource mobilization. Review and endorse narrative donor reports submitted by Country Offices, according to the procedures specified in the IOM Project Handbook.

  6. Participate in and actively contribute to IOM’s network of RTSs globally, analyses and share best practices with relevant HQs Divisions and COs.

  7. Develop regional thematic guidance notes, information sheets and policy documents in coordination with the RPLO, COs and relevant HQs Division(s).

  8. Provide thematic guidance to Project Managers through sharing information with the COs at the regional level and providing general technical support upon request from the Field in coordination with the RPLO.

  9. Ensure the delivery of quality thematic training to governments as required by COs in the Region.

  10. Support regional strategic planning exercises, and provide support for country level strategic planning, as required and in collaboration with the Regional Thematic Specialists (RTSs).

  11. Represent IOM in the Region by actively participating in conferences, workshops and meetings related to the thematic area of expertise, as required by the Regional Director.

  12. Provide thematic and administrative supervision to staff, interns and consultants hired by the Regional Office for specific regional, thematic tasks.

  13. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


• Master’s degree in Political or Social Sciences, Migration Studies, Law, International Relations or a related field from an accredited academic institution with seven years of relevant professional experience; or

• University degree in the above fields with nine years of relevant professional experience.


• Experience in the field of migration issues, including operational and field experience, IOM

project development, and management;

• Demonstrated expertise in the thematic area relevant to project development;

• Experience in liaising with governmental authorities, other national/international institutions and


• Knowledge of monitoring and evaluation;

• Experience of regional issues in the thematic area a distinct advantage.


Fluency in English is required. Working knowledge of French and/or Spanish is an advantage.

Desirable Competencies:


• Accountability – takes responsibility for action and manages constructive criticisms;

• Client Orientation – works effectively well with client and stakeholders;

• Continuous Learning – promotes continuous learning for self and others;

• Communication – listens and communicates clearly, adapting delivery to the audience;

• Creativity and Initiative – actively seeks new ways of improving programmes or services;

• Leadership and Negotiation – develops effective partnerships with internal and external stakeholders;

• Performance Management – identify ways and implement actions to improve performance of self and others;

• Planning and Organizing – plans work, anticipates risks, and sets goals within area of responsibility;

• Professionalism – displays mastery of subject matter;

• Teamwork – contributes to a collegial team environment; incorporates gender related needs, perspectives, concerns and promotes equal gender participation;

• Technological Awareness – displays awareness of relevant technological solutions;

• Resource Mobilization – works with internal and external stakeholders to meet resource needs of IOM.


Internationally recruited professional staff are required to be mobile.

Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation.

The list of NMS countries above includes all IOM Member States which are non-represented in the Professional Category of staff members. For this staff category, candidates who are nationals of the duty station’s country cannot be considered eligible.

Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances.

How to apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 04 July 2018 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.

For further information, please refer to:


In order for an application to be considered valid, IOM only accepts online profiles duly completed.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. You can track the progress of your application on your personal application page in the IOM e-recruitment system.

Posting period:

From 21.06.2018 to 04.07.2018

Requisition: VN2018152(P)-SrRegLabourMigrationMigration&DevelopmentSpecialist(P4)NairobiKenya

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Organization: CARE USA
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 21 Jul 2018

At CARE, we seek a world of hope, tolerance and social justice, where poverty has been overcome and people live with dignity and security.

This has been our vision since 1945, when we were founded to send lifesaving CARE Packages® to survivors of World War II. Today, CARE is a global leader in the movement to eradicate poverty. In 2016, CARE worked in 94 countries and reached 80 million people with an incredible range of life-saving programs. We also put women and girls at the center of our work because we know that we cannot overcome poverty until all people have equal rights and opportunities. We seek dynamic, innovative thinkers to further our mission. If you share our core beliefs: poverty is an injustice; poverty is solvable; and together, we have the power to end it, join us.

The use of Cash Based Interventions (CBI) within CARE has gained momentum with country offices constantly expanding the scale and reach of their market-based interventions and cash programming within the humanitarian and development realms. Currently, CARE’s CBI span a variety of sectors, from Food Security to Education as well as multi-purpose grants. CBI projects are implemented in all the regions, with ECSA and MENA boasting the greatest number of cash projects in FY 2017. With this in view, CARE is looking to further solidify its cash programming capacity and learning, while also ensuring that its country offices can benefit from dedicated and strategic technical support which is context-specific, but drawing from a variety of CARE’s success stories.

Given that ECSA (Eastern, Central and Southern Africa) region is among the leading regions in CARE in implementing cash interventions, a decision has been made to pilot a Cash and Market Regional Hub Advisor based out of Nairobi, Kenya, ECSA’s regional office. The Hub will aim to strengthen technical cash capacity, research, and learning, while bringing more visibility to the work done at both regional and country levels. Thus, the Hub will be established to address two main areas of emphasis:

  • Structured technical support; and
  • Creating and communicating documented evidence-base for cash programming.
  • To successfully launch and implement a regional Hub for cash programming, the following must be kept in mind:
  • Each CO has individual needs, there is not a ‘one size fits all’ approach/solution to be used;
  • Planning should include a focus on research and learning and documenting/sharing this research /learning:
  • A sub-regional approach could be considered within the broader ECSA region, with drafting of sub-regional cash strategies;
  • Emphasis could be placed on establishing focus countries.


  • Establish Hub Structure
  • Provide Technical Support
  • Enhance Learning and Sharing
  • Develop Strategic Approaches
  • Other responsibilities as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher qualification on development studies/economics/social science/international relations or another relevant discipline.
  • Training in Cash programming and best practices (CALP or equivalent – CALP TOT level will be an added advantage)
  • More than five years of implementing and designing of CBI within different sectors as well as across several sectors (MPGs) (5+ years).
  • Experience in implementing market assessment and analysis, combined with knowledge of key tools (EMMA, RAM, etc.)
  • Experience in conducting training on CBI as well as other areas of humanitarian work/emergency response.
  • Experience in conducting analytical work in the field of CBI, including project evaluations.
  • Experience in conducting strategic work in CBI at a regional or global level.
  • Representation and involvement in CBI coordination structures, including cash working groups and consortia.
  • Knowledge of key initiatives in CBI (such as ELAN and NetHope) and their key areas of involvement at the regional/global level.
  • Experience in contextual analysis, qualitative and quantitative research and other assessment tools.
  • Understanding of gender issues and its linkages with market and cash response approaches.
  • Ability to present clear ideas, providing distance support, training and influence.
  • Strong analytical and conceptual skills in humanitarian programming, assessing emergency needs, market analysis, response analysis, and program design
  • Facilitation skills
  • Strong ability to work independently, organize work, meet deadlines, prioritize work under pressure, and coordinate multiple tasks

Please note the following on location of this post….

Location: ECSA (based in any ECSA Country Office). Please note that this position does not carry expatriate or relocation benefits and the selected candidate must be a citizen of one of the Countries in the following locations:

  • Kenya – Nairobi
  • Sudan – Khartoum
  • South Sudan – Juba
  • Somalia – Hargeisa
  • Ethiopia – Addis Ababa
  • DRC – Goma
  • Rwanda – Kigali
  • Burundi – Bujumbura
  • Uganda – Kampala
  • Tanzania – Dar es salaam
  • Mozambique – Maputo
  • Malawi – Lilongwe

How to apply:

To apply for this position, please visit our website at https://chp.tbe.taleo.net/chp02/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=CAREUSA&cws=52&rid=4314

Our diversity is our strength; we encourage people from all backgrounds and experiences, particularly women, to apply.

CARE USA is an equal opportunity employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you’d like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please click here.

The closing date for this posting, if listed, is approximate. Job postings may be removed from CARE's career website at any time.

Kenya: Livelihood Recovery Consultant

Organization: Terre des hommes
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 30 Jun 2018

Baseline Assessment for Livelihood recovery – post flooding in Garissa County, Kenya
Terms of reference (ToR)
Date: 18.06.2018
From: Tdh Kenya Country Representative – Marie Joron

TERMS OF REFERENCE Country: Kenya Location : Garissa County Starting Date: 09.07.2018 Duration of the field mission: 15 days Time dedicated to the desk review and to the writing of the report: to be defined with the consultant Under responsibility of: Pennina Munguti, Program Coordinator HQ follow-up: Rolland Gueneau, Desk Manager Funding Sources for the evaluation: Tdh core funds

PRESENTATION OF TERRE DES HOMMES (Tdh) Terre des hommes Foundation (Tdh) is the leading Swiss child relief agency. In over 35 countries, Tdh protects children against exploitation, and violence, improves children’s, and their mother’s health, and provides emergency psychological, and material support in humanitarian crises through 5 objectives:

  1. Improve children’s health
  2. Protect children in migration
  3. Protect children against exploitation
  4. Promote restorative juvenile justice
  5. Provide aid to children in emergency situations and humanitarian crises

In Kenya, Tdh has been operational since 2011, and has a coordination office in Nairobi and field operation bases in Dadaab (Hagadera refugee camp), Garissa town/county, and in Korogocho slum, Nairobi County. Tdh has been operational in Garissa county since 2011 with initial interventions on health, nutrition and WASH in Ladgera sub-county under Swiss Solidarity funding. Tdh is currently implementing a drought response project in some parts of the county. In addition, Tdh is also implementing a Child Protection project in Dadaab refugee complex (Hagadera camp – Fafi Sub-County). More recently, Tdh has been implementing a flood emergency response in Garissa Township (in 4 IDP settlements) in WASH and Child Protection, with the support of UNICEF. Indeed, Garissa is among the counties in Kenya that experienced torrential rainfall in April and May 2018, causing extensive flooding, especially in the lowland areas and villages along the Tana river. The floods have destroyed housing and forced the inhabitants to flee the disaster areas. Based on a Kenya Inter-agency Rapid Assessment (KIRA), led by Tdh, from 10th to 15th May, a total of 76,775 people (39,155 female and 37,620 male) have been displaced or marooned by the floods (18% are children under 5 years old) all over the county. 300 farms have been damaged as well as various infrastructure (roads, 18 schools, 1,400 sanitation facilities and 30 water supply systems).

GENERAL OBJECTIVE OF THE ASSIGNMENT The assignment is to carry out a comprehensive baseline survey in the project areas of Garissa County (both Garissa Township and the IDPs places of origin) to generate first-hand information to be used for project planning and development. The baseline will serve as a benchmark to develop a post disaster recovery program. The term Recovery refers to the period between the disaster “emergency” response for displaced persons and the point at which return to home is on-going and “normal life” has to be re-established. The assessment will help determine the necessary market conditions to sustain different livelihood groups and the water mapping points including their status in the targeted areas. Specifically, the study will focus on food security and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene indicators with a view to mitigate negative impacts and meet standard requirements under WASH and food security and livelihoods sectors. Community mapping and profiling of target communities (current displaced persons as an assumption) will also be undertaken which will include an analysis of their current situation as IDP and previous / future situation at home. In the place of origin / return, market opportunities, gaps, vulnerabilities and challenges to be addressed including the market capacity in relation to agricultural practices (pastoralism, farming), purchasing patterns, water tracking, transport and distribution networks, market absorption capacity of different skills and other livelihood products will be assessed. The assessment will also provide specific and usable recommendations for programmatic approaches to address the immediate priorities with regards to IDPs return and livelihood recovery. Information gathered during this exercise will form a baseline to inform programming and to share with other agencies and donors. Another purpose of this assessment is to develop a more detailed understanding of markets for essential food and non-food items or products; in particular whether there is sufficient demand that it would be possible to increase supply (camel milk for instance). With regards to the WASH component, the assessment will help determine the possibility of new water structures being rehabilitated. Principles underpinning the approach to the assignment are: Impartiality and independence of the process from the programming and implementation functions; Credibility of the consultancy, through use of appropriately skilled and independent expert and the transparency of the process, including wide dissemination of results; Usefulness of the baseline findings and recommendations, through timely presentation of relevant, clear and concise information.

METHODOLOGY The methodology will be further defined by the consultant (in the inception report) and revised at the outset of the consultancy. It is envisaged that the methodology used during this assessment will include, but not be limited to, the following: Preparation phase: Secondary data review, briefing with Tdh personnel at headquarter and at Nairobi, writing an inception report stating the sources of information, tools for collection. The methodological proposition must al allow a mutual understanding between the Tdh teams and the consultant, regarding the objectives, scope, time and expected results of the assignment.  Field phase (Garissa): Meeting key stakeholders (especially local authorities), field visits in the implementation areas for sampling, data collection and observations; Focus group discussions (FGD) and interviews with sample beneficiaries and non-beneficiaries.  Analysis and debriefing phase: Data analysis and validation of findings; report writing; a debriefing in the capital and headquarter will be organized (if necessary via Skype) to discuss the results and the recommendations.

DELIVERABLES All deliverables are to be submitted to Tdh Desk Manager and CP specialist at HQ and Tdh Country Representative in Kenya in English. Deliverables include:

  1. An inception report, to be submitted before the field visit, explaining the methodology, work programme and timetable for the baseline assessment outlining the proposed methodology.
  2. Draft report of the baseline assessment requesting for feedback and comments from Tdh.
  3. An updated logical framework using baseline assessment information.
  4. Presentation on the main findings of the draft evaluation report for final consensus building
  5. A final report not exceeding a length of 30 pages (excluding annexes).

DURATION AND DATES 2 weeks, from 9th to 20th July 2018

BUDGET The maximum available budget for this consultancy is $ 5,000, all costs and taxes included.

PROFILE OF THE CONSULTANT Postgraduate degree in FSL, WASH and Agriculture or related field Minimum 5 years proven experience in relief/development project evaluation, assessment , review Experience leading project evaluations/mid-term reviews is essential Good knowledge and experience in survey design, implementation of surveys and statistical data analysis is required; Profound knowledge in economic analysis of emergency/development projects Familiar with issues related to water resource management and agro pastoralist farming practices within Somali cultures Familiar with environmental issues and semi-arid and arid lands (ASAL); Experience in developing and implementing gender sensitive evaluation methodologies in 4 WASH, Agriculture and other food security frameworks; Experience in assessing DRR interventions and contingency planning; Experience in the use of participatory appraisal techniques in data collection; Previous work experience in Kenya / Somalia and knowledge of Somali culture is essential. Fluent English and good writing skills (all reports must be in English) Swahili and Somali an asset Previous experience working with a child protection organisation is compulsory, preferably with Tdh He/she will conduct his or her duties in respect of the Charter of Terre des hommes and the Tdh Child Safeguarding Policy. Tdh expects that its contractors’ professional conduct reflects proper behaviour in accordance with local culture and traditions. The incumbent assures the moral protection of the name of Tdh and defends in all circumstances the interests of the movement. Tdh intervenes without any affiliation for politics, religion or financial profit. He/she will direct his or her activities and engagements without preoccupation of political, racial or religious affiliation.

How to apply:


Interested candidates should submit: A technical offer including:

  • Cover letter with the applicant’s current contact information. The letter should be no longer than two pages

  • Proposal for the consultancy assignment with methodology and a detailed budget; addressing the selection criteria including how the candidate’s previous experience matches the consultancy objectives as well as their interest for the position.

  • CV of consultant (including detailed work experience, education/degrees, and details of similar assignments)

  • Professional References (minimum of three, with complete contact information) Samples or examples of recently undertaken – similar assignments;

Only complete applications will be considered. The applicants must send off requested documents electronically to Ms. Virginie Civel : vci@tdh.ch, clearly indicating on the subject line “KEN application LH recovery– your NAME” The deadline to apply is 30th June 2018


The consultant shall commit to respect Tdh’s Risk Management Policies including: Child Safeguarding Policy, Safety and Security Policy and Anti-Fraud/Corruption Policy, Whistle Blowing Policy. The consultant immediately agrees to respect all specific security instructions of Tdh and based on Tdh security analysis and knowledge of the zone and those involved there. The consultant shall commit to inform supervisors and to deal with any cases, allegations, or possibility of transgression, even potential, of the Tdh Risk Management Policies. No data can be used by the consultant concerning this study without the written permission of Tdh for a duration of 5 years. The consultant acting as service provider will make sure to present himself as such for all discussions held within the framework of the consultancy.

Working hours, holidays: from 8am to 5pm, 5 days a week with a break of 1 hour for lunch

Conditions that may influence data collection: if any security incident or threat happened, evaluation might be impacted as the consultant won’t be able to access Garissa

Availability and provision of services (local translators): Tdh staff would support translation when needed (English/Swahili/Somali)

Availability and provision of office space, cars, laptops, tape recorders, and procedures for arranging; meetings, requirements for debriefings: No computer or laptop provided to the evaluator, a desk will be available. Transport from Nairobi to Garissa and within Garissa county will be managed by Tdh. Based on the evaluator preliminary note, Tdh team will propose a meeting schedule that might evolve regarding constraints and availability of the people to be met.

Kenya: Associate Connectivity Officer

Organization: UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 27 Jun 2018

Organisation: UNHCR

Job Title: Associate Connectivity Officer

Duty Station: Nairobi

Duration: 1st July to 31st December 2018 (6 months)

Contract Type: International Individual Contractor Agreement (IICA)

Before submitting an application, UNHCR staff members intending to apply to this Job Opening are requested to consult the Recruitment and Assignments Policy (RAP, UNHCR/HCP/2017/2 and the Recruitment and Assignments Administrative Instruction (RAAI), UNHCR/AI/2017/7 OF 15 August 2017.

Background Information

The UN Refugee Agency’s Innovation Service was established in 2012 to better capture, facilitate, and promote innovation further across the organization. The Innovation Service creates safe spaces for experimentation to take place in UNHCR’s operations, as well as at Headquarters, whilst instilling a future-oriented approach into how we solve problems and create impact for refugee communities. The Innovation Service believes diversity and inclusion are at the center of developing a more robust understanding of innovation that departs from tech-centric models that are often associated with new approaches to humanitarian aid.

Connectivity for Refugees was born out of UNHCR’s ICT division that subsequently became part of the work of UNHCR Innovation Service to incubate and scale new and innovative approaches to connecting refugees. It is an initiative that aims to ensure that refugees regardless of their background, age, or gender, have access to internet connectivity.

Organisation Context
UNHCR Innovation Service is moving into the third year of implementing the Connectivity for Refugees initiative. The initiative is learning from pilots and proof of concepts, consolidating existing actions and scaling successful approaches.

As the initiative begins to scale, and our strategy pivot based on our understanding of successes, additional support is required to help the initiative become more systematic and broaden its operational outreach. As such, the UNHCR Innovation Service is setting up a dedicated connectivity fund that will support UNHCR field operations throughout 2018. We are looking for a motivated and determined individual to manage the fund, and provide ongoing operational support to its different project, as well assess their impact. The role will support in the development of documentation around the projects, as well as with related communications and advocacy materials. The Connectivity fund is currently planned for 2018 only and this position will end, along with the fund at the end of December.

Duties and Responsibilities

● Ensure adequate documentation is produced regarding all Connectivity fund projects including a mapping of projects across UNHCR Field operations

● Creating a framework for assessing impact of projects

● Create communications materials regarding Connectivity for Refugees projects and activities

● Support UNHCR offices to develop fund applications, and subsequent plans for implementation

● Create training and capacity building materials around Connectivity for Refugees

● Provide direct technical support and training to country operations in the region

● Ensure that activities undertaken in the region are carried out with due consideration of data protection policies and frameworks

● Support with advocacy and communications for the Connectivity for Refugees initiative at the global level as required

Qualifications and Experience Required

Core competencies

● Innovation and Creativity – Generates innovative and creative solutions to problems that contribute to Organizational and inter-agency effectiveness. Tries different and novel ways of approaching work to create added value in the services provided.

● Knowledge sharing – Actively develops and shares knowledge, leverages expertise to improve organizational and inter-agency effectiveness and add value within sphere of influence

● Collaboration and Influence – Encourages teamwork and cooperates with others to achieve mutually beneficial results. Gains the support of others for own ideas and initiatives, regardless of formal authority and organizational boundaries

● Critical Thinking and Judgment – Uses data, experience, and good judgment to make sound decisions and devise effective solutions to problems. Assesses and manages risk in own work

Academic Qualifications

● Undergraduate degree (essential) or Graduate degree (desired) in a related discipline (Politics, Human Rights, Anthropology, Innovation, Technology, Computer Science etc.)

Experience (Required / Desired)

● Minimum of 3 years of previous job experience in the working in a humanitarian aid or development context with prior experience or interest in issues relating to technology, telecommunications and digital services

● A versatile and skilled writer with demonstrated experience in quickly articulating complex and / or technical concepts in simple terms

● Prior experience in assessing impact of projects (particularly pilot / proof of concept projects designed for scaling)

● Previous field experience in refugee contexts a definite advantage

● Experience in a role as a supporting / service function to other parts of an organisation or clients/customers beneficial

Skills (Required / Desired)


● Highly organized and autonomous, able to multitask and prioritize workload when necessary

● Excellent writing and documentation skills, demonstrating high levels of attention to detail

● Works well in a multicultural team and has a strong work ethic: strives to deliver high-quality, error-free deliverables potentially targeting different types of users (e.g. senior management, fundraising specialists and advocacy officers)

● Some knowledge of the telecommunication sector

● Care deeply and genuinely about the rights and well-being of displaced persons and ensure that they are at the center of the Innovation Service’s work and success


● Excellent knowledge of English (both written and spoken) and working knowledge of another UN language desired, especially French

● Knowledge of graphic design products, in particular Adobe Creative Suite

● Specific knowledge on telecommunications infrastructure and connectivity technology

How to apply:

Diversity and inclusion are important values at the core of the UNHCR Innovation Service. Therefore, we encourage candidates from all backgrounds and contexts to apply for this role. Understanding that people come from different types of backgrounds, we’re open-minded to different types of professional experience that differ from what may be traditionally considered. As such, we’d ask you to focus on your skills, enthusiasm and creativity in your cover letter.

Interested applicants should submit their letter of motivation and CV to innovation@unhcr.org indicating Associate Connectivity Officer in the subject of the email no later 27 June 2018 23.00 CET.

Kenya: Technology for Programs (T4P) Specialist

Organization: Save the Children
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 30 Jun 2018

Save the Children has been operational in Kenya since the 1950s, providing support to children through developmental and humanitarian relief programmes delivered both directly and through local partners. Current programming focuses on child protection, child rights governance, education, health, HIV/AIDS, livelihoods, nutrition and WASH. In 2012, as part of a global reorganization process, Save the Children combined the programmes of SC UK, SC Canada and SC Finland to create a single operation in Kenya. In February 2014, we completed a second transition, which saw us join forces with the British INGO, Merlin, and merge their health and nutrition programmes with our own. Save the Children now has an operational presence in Bungoma, Dadaab Refugee Camp, Garissa, Mandera, Nairobi, Turkana and Wajir. We work through partners in many other parts of the country. We have a staff complement of around 300 staff and an operating annual budget of approximately US$16 million in 2018.

Role Purpose:

Working with members of the global IT team, the role holder will be responsible for coordinating implementation and support of Technology for programs (T4P) initiatives within the organisation. This role will partner with business stakeholders in order to understand their technological requirements, gather and share solutions from across the alliance and outside in order to meet the identified needs of SCI while utilising best practices. The role requires experience in adapting existing solutions as well as suggesting new solutions, providing decision makers with contextually-appropriate ICT4D solutions to project needs. The candidate should be adaptable to a variety of technologies, experienced in IT solution design and implementation, and an enthusiastic advocate for new technologies.

Contract Duration: 2 Years

Location: Nairobi

Qualifications and Experience


  • Experience of working with Microsoft's BI technology stack
  • Experience of working closely with non-technical staff, demonstrating an ability to translate and negotiate non-technical requirements into a detailed technical specification
  • Good interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills with a proven ability to explain complex technical ideas and problems clearly to non-experts
  • Self-motivated, enthusiastic, and strong problem solving skills with a keenness to learn new technologies
  • Cultural awareness and experience of delivering solutions regionally or internationally
  • Ability to establish effective working and vendorclient relationships with good documentation skills
  • Thoroughness and attention to detail, resourcefulness, initiative, imagination and ability to make good judgment
  • Work both independently and as part of the larger IT team towards meeting common goals
  • Experience in support and deployment of IT solutions for business needs


  • Strong passion for problem solving using both simple and complex technology

  • Experience working with BI presentation tools (e.g. Excel, Power View and Power BI)

  • Non-profit sector knowledge/experience in business analysis and data gathering techniques

  • Experience of working within an agile project delivery environment and with offshore project team members

  • Ability to provide technical direction to projects, ensure high quality outputs and impact, set realistic priorities, and plan for the successful implementation of activities.

  • Effectively applies knowledge of ICT4D to solve a range of problems

  • Demonstrated ability to assess needs within agreed upon duties and considers course of action best to meet those needs.

Please apply in English saving your CV and covering letter as a single document, including your salary expectations for this role. To see a full a job description, please visit our website at www.savethechildren.net/jobs

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse. Employment is subject to our Child protection standards including background checks and adherence to our Child Safeguarding Policy.

Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified talent.


Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through recruitment agents

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

How to apply:

Please follow this link to apply: http://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=bW9uaWNhLjk4MzgzLjM4MzBAc2F2ZXRoZWNoaWxkcmVuYW8uYXBsaXRyYWsuY29t

Kenya: Human Resource Consultant, (Nairobi), Deadline: 6 June 2018

Organization: UN Human Settlements Program
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 06 Jun 2018


Issued on: 29 May 2018



FUNCTIONAL TITLE: Human Resource Consultant

DURATION: One year renewable

CLOSING DATE: 6 June 2018


The United Nations Human Settlements Program, UN-HABITAT, is the United Nations agency for human settlements. It is mandated by the UN General Assembly to promote socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities with the goal of providing adequate shelter for all. This position is located in the Human Resource Ofice- Management and Operations Division (MOD), UN-Habitat, Nairobi. The incumbent reports to one or more officers.


Within limits of delegated authority, the HR Consultant at this level will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Coordinates various actions related to the administration of all human resource activities, including recruitment, placement, promotion, relocation, performance appraisal, job classification reviews, separation, etc, ensuring consistency in the application of regulations procedures. Liaises with central administration/executive services as required.
  • Provides information and advice to staff/consultants with respect to conditions of service, duties and responsibilities, and privileges and entitlements under the Staff rules and Regulations on UN-Habitat Consultant contracts and UNOPS Individual Contractor Agreement
  • Coordinates with PMOs to review the monthly Payroll Certification Table(s) (COP) for accurate data and successful payment of monthly fees for all personnel.
  • Maintains contract records of all UNOPS ICAs and FTAs, ensuring that all correspondence, documentation and/or periodic reports are properly kept both electronically and hard copies.
  • Liaises regularly with PMOs to ensure contracts requested by them have adequate funding provided to UNOPS
  • Responds or drafts responses to routine correspondence and other communications; uses standard word processing package to produce a wide variety of large, complex documents and reports.
  • Proofreads documents and edits texts for accuracy, grammar, punctuation and style, and for adherence to established standards for formats.
  • Assists in maintenance of the job description database by scanning and posting onto the database.
  • Reviews, records, distributes and/or processes mail and other documents; follows-up on impending actions.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned.

Results Expected: Effectively delivers of a wide range of administrative and office support functions under moderate supervision. Regularly assists in drafting routine correspondence and other communications. Accurately and in a timely manner, produces a range of documents, reports and other outputs. Appropriately applies relevant policies, guidelines, procedures and processes. Establishes effective working relationships with internal and external contacts at all levels.


  • Professionalism – Knowledge of general office and administrative support including administrative policies, processes and procedures. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations.
  • Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
  • Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.
  • Planning& Organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.
  • Accountability: Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honours commitments; delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards; operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules; supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments; takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable.


Education: High school diploma or equivalent. Must have passed the United Nations Administrative Support Assessment Test (ASAT) at Headquarters or an equivalent locally-administered test at Offices Away.

Experience: Experience in Human Resources or administrative functions is desirable.

Language: English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.


Payments will be based on deliverables over the consultancy period. There are set remuneration rates for consultancies. The rate is determined by functions performed and experience of the consultant. The fees will be paid as per agreement.

How to apply:

Applications should include:

• Cover memo (maximum 1 page)

• CV in the PHP format, accessible through the INSPIRA website (inspira.un.org) Please note, if using INSPIRA for the first time, you need to register in order to activate your account, which will allow you to log in and create a personal History Profile.

• The PHP should be attached to the application as a PDF file.

• Summary CV (maximum 2 pages), indicating the following information:

  1. Educational Background (incl. dates)

  2. Professional Experience (assignments, tasks, achievements, duration by years/ months)

  3. Other Experience and Expertise (e.g. Internships/ voluntary work, etc.)

  4. Expertise and preferences regarding location of potential assignments

  5. Expectations regarding remuneration

• Cover memo (maximum 1 page)

Please also be advised that since April 15th 2010, applicants for consultancies must be part of the

UN-HABITAT e-Roster in order for their application to be considered. You can reach the e-Roster

through the following link: http://e-roster.unhabitat.org

All applications should be submitted to:

Ms. Margaret Nyambura Mburu


P.O. Box 30030, 00100 Nairobi, Kenya

Email: nyambura.mburu@un.org

Deadline for applications: 6 June 2018

UN-HABITAT does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process. If you have any questions concerning persons or companies claiming to be recruiting on behalf of these offices and requesting the payment of a fee, please contact: recruitment@unon.org

Kenya: Resettlement Expert/ Case Reviewer

Organization: UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 03 Jun 2018

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR*)*

UNOPS Vacancy Announcement

Vacancy Notice No.: IICA/KEN/KAK/18/002

Title of Post

Resettlement Expert/ Case Reviewer

Category /Grade



Initially up to 31 December 2018

Reporting Date

01 July 2018

Type of Contract

International ICA

Date of Issue

25 May 2018


Sub Office Kakuma

Closing Date

3 June 2018

Organizational Context (role of the position within the team, describing its leadership role, it’s external/internal work relationships or contacts, the contextual environment in which it operates and the scope of supervision received, and where applicable, exercise by the incumbent)

The vast majority of refugees in Kenya are from Somalia, followed by refugees from South Sudan, Ethiopia, Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo. The Republic of Kenya has acceded to the 1951 Convention relating to the status of Refugees and its 1967 Protocol as well as the 1969 OAU Convention, and has ratified various other international instruments protecting human rights. In December 2006, Kenya enacted its first refugee legislation, the Refugees Act of 2006. Although the 1951 Convention holds a contracting State responsible for according to refugees, lawfully staying on its territory, the right to choose their place of residence and to move freely within its territory, Kenya has since the early 1990s practiced a policy of encampment which obliges the majority of refugees to remain within the confines of UNHCR-administered refugee camps. Although the Act does not indicate specifically whether refugees shall be required to reside in these designated areas, it provides for legal sanctions against those who contravene the Act by residing, without authority, outside camps in urban areas. Between 2012 and 2014 the Kenya authorities implemented the encampment policy very strictly through implementation of two ‘Relocation Directives’ as well as part of the Usalama Security Operation.

Refugees in Kenya mainly receive UNHCR protection and assistance at the Sub-Office levels in either Kakuma or Dadaab refugee camps. Kakuma refugee camp and Kalobeyei Settlement are host to over 185,000 refugees of various nationalities. In September 2017, the Protection Unit in Kakuma was restructured paving way for the establishment of a Solutions Unit which consists of Resettlement, Voluntary Repatriation and Complementary Pathways. The limited access refugees have to local and national economic activities, combined with a very poor resource base constitute serious constraints for refugees to attain any level of self-sufficiency, let alone local integration. The psychological effects of surviving trauma, have contributed to a protracted refugee population that is highly vulnerable. Resettlement therefore remains a viable solution for many vulnerable refugees in Kakuma refugee camp and Kalobeyei settlement.

Purpose and Scope of Assignment

Refugees in Kenya are primarily identified for resettlement due to protection needs in line with the resettlement criteria in the Resettlement Handbook. In Kakuma, refugees are identified for resettlement through a new tool known as the Application for Integrated Management (AIM) for Protection and Durable Solutions. The United States receives the largest percentage of resettlement submissions; over 90%. Canada and Australia also receive cases from the Kenya operation. In 2018, selection missions from various countries are planned. The consultant will work under the direct supervision of the Solutions (Resettlement) Officer at the UNHCR Sub-Office Kakuma.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Resettlement Officer, the incumbent will perform the following duties:

• Review RRFs drafted by other colleagues. During the periods that the consultant will be asked to review, a target of 20 cases to review per week will be set for the consultant;

• Complete Resettlement Referral Forms (RRFs) to meet agreed targets (6 per week) that will be balanced with review duties;

• Interview refugees, undertake necessary actions / assessments to complete RRFs;

• Liaise with other functional units within UNHCR and partner agencies to ensure necessary action is taken / assessments made to finalise documentation on resettlement submissions;

• Fulfil additional responsibilities as assigned, including as focal person for resettlement countries, etc.;

• Participate in regular protection counselling activities in the field as part of a multi-functional team;

• Interview and assess sensitive cases with SGBV concerns;

• Fulfil other resettlement related duties as directed by the supervisor.

Essential Minimum Qualifications and Experience

· University degree in relevant area (e.g. international law / refugee law, political science, social sciences – preferably in social work etc.) and thorough understanding of the principles of refugee law and UNHCR’s mandate;


• Minimum one year professional experience in relevant work area (e.g. Assisting refugees in a resettlement context, case advocacy, assisting with family reunification, identifying resettlement needs, preparing resettlement referrals/submissions etc.) – required.

• Professional experience in the area of refugee law or advocacy on behalf of refugees – required;

• Professional experience writing detailed submissions on complex issues related to refugee law or refugee matters – required;

• Experience conducting refugee status determinations and resettlement assessments – required;

• Experience drafting resettlement submissions – required;

• Experience working on SGBV response and prevention in the field- highly desirable.


• Fluency in English language, strong drafting skills – required.

• Knowledge of and/or preparedness to become familiar with and abide by UNHCR’s principles, code of conduct and humanitarian goals – required.

• Knowledge of the international legal framework governing refugees, asylum seekers, internally displaced persons and statelessness – required.

• Knowledge of UNHCR guidelines on refugee status determination / resettlement. – desirable;

• Awareness of gender issues – required.

• Knowledge of rights and community-based approach to identify and respond to specific needs – desirable.

• Awareness of the importance of preventing fraud – required.

• Awareness of ways to mitigate risks – desirable.

• Respect for diversity. Ability to work in a multicultural environment. Adherence to the principles of transparency, confidentiality and fair treatment of refugees – required.

• Excellent interviewing and counselling skills – required;

• Ability to conduct assessments and identify protection risks of individuals and groups – desirable;

• Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively in teams – desirable;

• Ability to work in stressful situations and in hardship locations – desirable;

• International/field experience – particularly with NGOs or UN agencies working with refugees in countries of refuge – highly desirable.

• Working knowledge of ProGres – essential.

Living Conditions

Kakuma is a security level 3 duty station, but it is relatively safe with very little criminality.

Staff members live in accommodation provided within the Office compound. The climate for most of the year is characterized by dry and hot temperatures.

There are limited medical facilities in Kakuma that are not fully equipped to deal with serious medical cases. Evacuation opportunities are limited. However, air ambulance evacuation can be organized for life threatening emergencies during day time. Candidates with conditions requiring regular treatment or medical supervision should be appropriately advised.

There are good banking facilities in Lokichoggio and Lodwar towns which are located about 1hr and 2hrs away from Kakuma, respectively, and Equity Bank in Kakuma Town.


Candidates who wish to be considered for this position should send their motivation letter and Personal History Form available at the following link: http://www.unhcr.org/ke/vacancies and attach it to their application for the position. Applications should be sent to the Human Resources Mailbox at kennahr@unhcr.org

The Senior Human Resources Officer,

UNHCR Representation in Kenya

P.O. Box 43801-00100 Nairobi, Kenya

or hand delivered to the UNHCR Branch Office for Kenya, Lynwood Court, Waiyaki Way (opposite Lions Place). Please quote Reference: IICA/KEN/KAK/18/002. Only applications received by close of business on 3 June 2018 will be considered. Short listed candidates will be invited for a written and then oral interview.

25 May 2018

Refugees, Stateless persons – who cares? We Do.

How to apply:


Candidates who wish to be considered for this position should send their motivation letter and Personal History Form available at the following link: http://www.unhcr.org/ke/vacancies and attach it to their application for the position. Applications should be sent to the Human Resources Mailbox at kennahr@unhcr.org

The Senior Human Resources Officer,

UNHCR Representation in Kenya

P.O. Box 43801-00100 Nairobi, Kenya or hand delivered to the UNHCR Branch Office for Kenya, Lynwood Court, Waiyaki Way (opposite Lions Place). Please quote Reference: IICA/KEN/KAK/18/002. Only applications received by close of business on 3 June 2018 will be considered. Short listed candidates will be invited for a written and then oral interview.

Kenya: Commodity Tracking System (CTS) Project Manager, ECSARO (Nationals)

Organization: CARE
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 15 Jun 2018

CARE is a global leader within a worldwide movement dedicated to ending poverty. We are known everywhere for our unshakeable commitment to the dignity of people. We currently work in over 90 countries, and focus primarily on women and girls as the most disproportionately affected by poverty.

CARE’s East, Central and Southern Africa Regional Office (ECSARO) is responsible for the oversight of CARE’s operations as well as the provision of support to 15 Country Offices in the region.

CARE seeks a highly energetic, strategic and passionate Kenya national for the position of Commodity Tracking System (CTS) Project Manager to manage the development of the tracking system for food and non-food commodities handled by the commodity management team. The Commodity Tracking System Project Manager (CTSPM) will work closely with the internal pilot team to define, develop and implement business processes and rules as well as work closely with external vendors to develop and own the project schedule for completion. The job will require significant travels to the countries where commodity inventory is managed to keep the project rollout on time, perform training, and liaise between the pilot area and the vendor. The position is based in Kenya and reports to the Senior Director of Applications with a dotted reporting line to the Logistics Manager, Humanitarian Team


· Develop vision, strategic plan and roadmap and be the primary interface between CARE senior management (HQ Digital team and Humanitarian Team) and the Core Pilot Team.

· Lead project team in the execution of the project, providing guidance on project tasks, handling conflicts and providing effective communications to all project team members and stakeholders.

· Establish project structure including roles and responsibilities so that team members can clearly execute on assigned tasks.

· Coordinate cross-project and cross­ functional teams to ensure that all team members are receiving required support to accomplish project goals in a timely fashion to achieve business benefits.

· Develop and maintain project documentation to include the strategic plan, roadmap, executive summaries, general communication about the CTS, budget, change control plan, issue log, and reports. Assess impact of changes to timeline, scope, and budget to make recommendations to ensure business objectives are met.

· Coordinate with the country offices to maintain an appropriate level of staff to support commodity tracking activities in all the offices by assessing staff capacity, identifying needs and conducting required training.

· Travel regularly to locations to support the field offices and build capacities of concerned staff to better manage their part of operations.

· Liaise with the IT unit (HQ and CO level) to ensure that adequate computer equipment and suitable data transmission facilities are available in all pilot locations. Help troubleshoot technical issues faced by the field locations.

· Provide first line of technical support for CTS users and determine escalation route

· Develop and maintain strategic relationships with relevant business units and team members.

· Liaise with User Advocacy to design and implement CTS Pilot change management strategy to support end-users.


· Bachelors’ degree in related field

· Five (5)- Seven (7) years' experience in project management

· Three (3)- Five (5 )years' experience with development and/or humanitarian efforts.

· Ability to build consensus among key stakeholders and influence without direct authority and obtaining win-win situations.

· Knowledge of negotiation and conflict resolution tools and techniques

· Experience in the use of standard IT policies and procedures

· Strong leadership and customer relationship sills.

· Good team building and management skills

· Strong verbal and written communication and presentation skills

· Experience in budget management and reporting

· Ability to envision what needs to be done and conceptualize an approach for how to get it done

· Experience in use of project management principles and methodologies

· Knowledge in the execution of Software Development Lifecycle methodologies (e.g. waterfall, Agile, and SCRUM)

· Ability to identify project goals, objectives and outcomes and identify, mitigate and/or escalate issues and risks

· Knowledge of MS Project for project plan development, management and reporting

· Demonstrate flexibility in managing changes to scope, resources and timelines

· Good working knowledge of Microsoft applications, particularly MS Office, MS Access & Excel

· Experience in warehouse management systems

· Knowledge of major donor regulations pertaining to Commodities accountability and reporting preferred

· Cross-cultural sensitivity, flexible worldview, emotional maturity and physical stamina; ability to maintain performance expectations in diverse cultural contexts, psychologically stressful environments and physical hardship conditions with limited resources

· Past experience, preferably with an NGO, in handling of food commodities and non-food program inventories desired. Fluency in English is required with a second major language in either French, Arabic or Spanish being highly desirable

How to apply:

Interested and qualified candidates should submit their CVs and a covering letter of interest in English to:

ecsarecruitment@care.org no later than June 15th**, 2018**. Kindly indicate the position title on the subject line when applying. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

CARE is an equal opportunity employer promoting gender, equity and diversity. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse

Kenya: Shelter Delegate (m/f)

Organization: Red Cross of Luxembourg
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 15 Jul 2018

The Luxembourg Red Cross recruits

A Shelter Delegate (M/F)

for the mission of the “Aide internationale de la Croix-Rouge luxembourgeoise A.S.B.L.” in Eastern Africa (Nairobi – Kenya) with a fixed-term contract of 24 months at 39h/week with the possibility of extension (réf: AN1805-00620)


The Regional Shelter Coordinator’s job comprises of four distinct elements:

· Provide leadership to project design and IFRC operations for the implementation of shelter and settlement related components of humanitarian and development projects in Eastern Africa.

· Support National Societies throughout Eastern Africa in executing relevant shelter and settlement related projects and to building NS capacity for shelter and settlement activities for disaster preparedness, response and recovery programming.

· Represent the IFRC in Eastern Africa in its role as convener of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) Global Shelter Cluster for disaster response and preparedness activities, if requested by line-managers

· Provide administrative, technical and management supervision to cluster-based Shelter Managers.


· Bachelor degree or equivalent qualification in structural/civil engineering, architecture, construction management, project management or related field

· Shelter and settlement technical training within the humanitarian sector (IFRC)

· A minimum of five years shelter/housing or rehabilitation programming experience in the humanitarian and development sector, including site supervision and contract and/or project management.

· Experience in developing and implementing shelter or community infrastructure projects on behalf of development organizations

· Familiarity with current standards and guidelines for humanitarian emergency response, in particular Sphere

· Experience managing budgets

· Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Office applications

· Excellent interpersonal, leadership, problem-solving and communication skills

· Fluency in French and English

How to apply:

Please send your application via our career-website www.croix-rouge.lu/recrutement

In case of recruitment, we will ask you to send us a copy of your criminal record.

Kenya: Job Title: Project Manager / County Program Lead Isiolo (Ref.2018/039)

Organization: Catholic Relief Services
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 28 May 2018

Department: WASH

Band: 9

Reports To: Program Manager WASH

Country/Location: Isiolo County, Kenya

About CRS:

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. We welcome as a part of our staff and as partners, people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need.

CRS has worked in Kenya since 1965. Over the years, CRS’ focus shifted from direct relief and food distributions to a comprehensive development program that works with partners and enhances local capacity. CRS Kenya programs now support children affected by HIV, and community-based efforts to increase household incomes, improve family health and sanitation, and enhance agriculture livelihoods.


The Kenya Resilient Arid Lands Partnership for Integrated Development (KENYA RAPID) is a Public Private Partnership (PPP) program, in which multiple partners cooperate. It aims to support sustainable and resilient livelihoods in Kenya’s Arid and Semi-Arid Lands (ASALs), by improving water availability and water service delivery to people and livestock, and improve rangelands. KENYA RAPID mobilizes financial and technical resources from development partners, national government, county government and the private sector. Over a five-year period (2015-2020), the program focuses on five Kenyan counties: Marsabit, Garissa, Isiolo, Wajir, and Turkana. Catholic Relief Services Kenya will be implementing the program in Turkana and Isiolo counties of Kenya.

Job Summary:

The Project Manager will manage, coordinate, and monitor project activities and relationships with partners and other project stakeholders to assist the achievement of the Kenya RAPID (Isiolo) project objectives advancing Catholic Relief Services’ (CRS) work serving the poor and vulnerable. The Project Manager will additionally provide technical support on WASH infrastructure development related activities. Project management skills and knowledge of the program area will ensure high-quality programming and continuously work towards improving the impact of this project.

Job Responsibilities:

Manage and lead the implementation of all assigned project activities as outlined in the detailed implementation plan, manage K-RAPID Isiolo budget and support in line with CRS program quality principles and standards, donor requirements, and good practices.

Effectively manage and supervise the K-RAPID team in Isiolo. Manage team dynamics and staff well-being. Provide coaching, strategically tailor individual development plans, contribute to the recruitment process of project staff, and complete performance management for direct reports.

  • Ensure learning properly accompanies project activities throughout the project cycle. Support accountability through coordinating project evaluation activities and guiding partners in their efforts to reflect on project experiences. Analyze implementation challenges and report any inconsistencies and/or gaps to inform adjustments to plans and implementation schedules.

  • Manage and oversee working relationships with all local project stakeholders, including county government officials, and serve as the liaison between them and the project team to mobilize local actors and promote project activities and impact.

  • Coordinate activities required for ensuring the financial, material and human resources for the quality implementation of the project. Conduct periodic budget reviews.

  • Identify staff capacity needs and technical assistance needs of partner organizations and contribute to capacity strengthening and required interventions to support quality project implementation.

  • Coordinate provision of any logistical and administrative support to staff and partners.

  • Ensure project documentation for assigned activities is complete with all required documents and is filed per agency and donor requirements. Lead preparation of trends analysis reports and documentation of case studies and promising practices within the project implementation area.

  • Provide technical support in the design and development of BoQ for the identified and designed Multiple Use Water Systems and supervision of water infrastructure activities.

MEAL Competencies:

  • Track project MEAL requirements – both CRS MEAL Policies and Procedures (MPP) and donor requirements.

  • Work with MEAL staff and partner staff to implement the MPP and donor MEAL requirements applicable to your projects.

  • Complete the annual MEAL procedure self-assessment for your project, and develop action plan to advance MEAL practice.

Typical Background, Experience & Requirements:

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree in Water Engineering

  • Minimum of 6 years of work experience in project support, ideally in the field of WASH.

  • Experience in managing USAID funded projects is an added advantage.

  • Experience working with partners, participatory action planning and community engagement.

  • Staff supervision experience.

  • Experience with private sector engagement is an added advantage.

  • Experience monitoring projects and collecting relevant data.

  • Experience using MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).

    Personal Skills

  • Analysis and problem-solving skills with ability to make sound judgment

  • Good relationship management skills and the ability to work closely with local partners

  • Proactive, results-oriented and service-oriented

  • Attention to details, accuracy and timeliness in executing assigned responsibilities

Required/Desired Foreign Language: None

Travel Required: None

Key Working Relationships:

Supervisory: Information officer, Food Security, Nutrition and Livelihoods Officer and CRS driver/mechanic.

Internal: Information officer, Food Security, Nutrition and Livelihoods Officer and CRS driver/mechanic, Program Manager WASH, Deputy Head of Programs, CRS’s finance, human resources and procurement departments.

External: The Governor’s Office Isiolo County, National Government officials e.g. County and Sub County Commissioners, and area chiefs in Isiolo, ministries of water, irrigation, health, finance and planning, agriculture, livestock in Isiolo County, Program consultants and contractors, PREG members and Millennium Water Alliance Program Coordinating Unit, Private sector partner.

Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff):

These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results.

  • Trusting Relationships

  • Professional Growth

  • Partnership

  • Accountability

Disclaimer: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.

CRS' talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.

Equal Opportunity Employer

How to apply:

Written applications indicating the reference number of position applied for and CV including day-time contact phone numbers, as well as names and contact information of three references should reach the below-mentioned by Close of Business Monday May 28, 2018.

Human Resources Manager

Catholic Relief Services – Kenya Program

E-mail :Crskenya-hr@crs.org

Note: Catholic Relief Services (CRS) does not charge any fees from applicants for any recruitment. Further, CRS has not retained any agent in connection with this recruitment