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Kenya: Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health (ASRH) Programme

Organization: Options Consultancy Services
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 29 Jul 2018

We are seeking an experienced Senior Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Officer, based in Kenya, who will play a key role in our new ASRH programme’s M&E, including supporting the Human Centred Design (HCD) process and building M&E capacity of civil society organisations (CSOs). Our programme is aimed at improving the sexual and reproductive health (SRH) of adolescents, including reducing unsafe-abortions and preventing unwanted pregnancies. With current plans of implementation in Nigeria, Kenya, and South Africa, its objective is to ensure young women are able to access quality comprehensive sexual and reproductive services and will support CSOs to shift social norms and build girls’ agency.

Objective of role

The Senior M&E Officer will use their skills and expertise to lead on monitoring progress against selected indicators, be the focal point for Kenya programme M&E, actively lead support in HCD, and lead on participatory and qualitative formative approaches to evaluation. The role will also involve capacity building of CSOs on M&E processes and systems to improve their performance measurements and grants reporting.

The Senior Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Officer will use their skills and expertise to actively support HCD as an approach to our ASRH programme through coordination of key stakeholders, lead on participatory approaches to evaluation and use results to develop a robust programme design. The role will also involve conducting routine programme M&E to measure progress, and capacity building of CSOs on appropriate organisational M&E processes and systems.

Person specification

To succeed in this role, you will have:

· Considerable proven experience in monitoring and evaluation of grants / donor-funded projects

· Significant experience of qualitative and quantitative data analysis and management

· Experience of working in sexual and reproductive health programmes

· Experience of working with CSO grantees, including building their M&E capacity.

· Ability to work with remote teams and with high sensitivity to cultural and social diversity

Please see the Job Description for more details: http://www.options.co.uk/jobs/senior-monitoring-and-evaluation-officer-adolescent-sexual-and-reproductive-health-asrh

About the Programme and Options

The programme aims to substantially improve access to quality SRH services for adolescent girls in countries with the greatest burden in sub-Saharan Africa.

Options Consultancy Services Limited was established in 1992 and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marie Stopes International. We are a consultancy organisation providing technical and management expertise in the health and social sectors to governments and international development partners to transform the health of women and children. We provide information, expertise and influence to governments, health workers, NGOs and businesses to catalyse change so that health services can be accessed by the people who need them most.

Other information

· Options is an equal opportunities employer

How to apply:

Application process

· To apply, please send your CV with a cover letter detailing how your skills and experience meet the requirements of the role to Jessica Hopf at opportunities@options.co.uk. Candidates should state the role (Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Officer) and their name in the email submission subject header.**

· Closing date for applications is: ­­­29 July 2018 23:59 GMT

· Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interview.

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Kenya: Associate, Africa

Organization: Human Rights Watch
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 20 Jul 2018

Africa Division
Nairobi Office
Open to Kenyan Nationals or Candidates with Kenyan Work Authorization Only
Application Deadline: 20 July 2018

Human Rights Watch (HRW) is an international human rights monitoring and advocacy organization known for its in-depth investigations, its incisive and timely reporting, its innovative and high-profile advocacy campaigns, and its success in changing the human rights-related policies and practices of influential governments and international institutions.

The Africa Division of HRW is seeking a highly motivated and qualified person to provide administrative assistance to the team. The Africa Division is a part of the Program Department which consists of regional and thematic divisions and oversees research, reporting and various other work. The Africa Division works to advance human rights in Africa and conducts a wide range of work, including investigation, report writing, advocacy and media work. This full-time position is based in Nairobi and reports to an Associate Director based in Washington, DC.


  1. Providing day-to-day administrative support to Africa Division staff, such as scheduling, making travel arrangements, preparing for and taking minutes at meetings, creating and maintaining extensive filing and archiving systems, and responding to requests for information;
  2. Assisting with preparing, drafting, editing, formatting and/or distributing documents such as news releases, reports, tables, charts, briefing papers, op eds, publications, and web content;
  3. Assisting with research, electronic clipping, wires, and translations;
  4. Assisting with events such as news conferences, staff meetings, and special events;
  5. Assisting with the recruitment and mentoring of interns;
  6. Recording, tracking, and processing divisional finances;
  7. Maintaining communication between HRW offices, its staff, and external partners; and
  8. Carrying out other duties as required.


Education: A bachelor’s degree in human rights, international relations, social science, or a related field is required.

Experience: A minimum of one year of relevant work experience is required.

Related Skills and Knowledge:

  1. Prior office/administration experience and strong organizational skills are required.
  2. Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and Kiswahili are required; fluency in another language (particularly Arabic, French, Portuguese, African languages) is highly desirable.
  3. Interest in international human rights and Africa is required. Africa related experience is desirable.
  4. Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work well under pressure while juggling multiple tasks simultaneously is required.
  5. Ability to make sound decisions consistent with functions is required.
  6. Ability to prioritize with minimal supervision and work independently as well as function as a member of a team with staff in multiple locations globally is required.
  7. Proficiency in computer packages including MS Office applications is required.

Other: Applicants for this position must possess current Kenyan work authorization.

Salary and Benefits: Human Rights Watch offers competitive salary and comprehensive employer-paid benefits.

Human Rights Watch is strong because it is diverse. We do not discriminate in hiring practices and actively seek a diverse applicant pool. We encourage candidates of all abilities, ages, gender identities and expressions, national origins, races and ethnicities, religious beliefs, sexual orientations, and those with criminal records to apply. We welcome all kinds of diversity. Our employees include people who are parents and nonparents, the self-taught and university educated, and from a wide span of socio-economic backgrounds and perspectives on the world. Human Rights Watch is an equal opportunity employer.

How to apply:

How to Apply: Please apply immediately or by 20 July 2018 by visiting our online job portal at https://bit.ly/2KURUoE and attaching a letter of interest, resume or CV, and a brief writing sample (unedited by others). No calls or email inquiries, please. Only complete applications will be reviewed and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application submission, please email recruitment@hrw.org. Due to the large response, application submissions via email will not be accepted and inquiries regarding the status of applications will go unanswered.


Organization: African Population and Health Research Center
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 24 Aug 2018

The African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) is an international non-profit, non-governmental research organization committed to conducting high quality and policy relevant research on population, health, education and development issues facing sub-Saharan Africa. APHRC seeks to recruit a Researcher with expertise in nutrition to work in the Maternal and Child Wellbeing Unit within APHRC’s Research Division. This is an opportunity to join an existing research group dedicated to research in maternal and child health and nutrition.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Lead and contribute to proposal development;

  2. Engage in evaluations of interventions with young children and families;

  3. Lead and contribute to the design of scientific research and training tasks within the Unit;

  4. Lead and contribute to the implementation of nutrition and other related projects. Tasks include project design and activities related to project management such as field work and data management;

  5. Contribute to scientific writing and production of donor reports;

  6. Supervise and mentor junior research staff at the Center; and,

  7. Lead in policy engagement and dissemination of research findings to appropriate audiences.

Qualifications and Experience:

  1. PhD in Nutrition, Public Health; or closely related fields;

  2. Strong writing skills and good record of publications on relevant areas in sub-Saharan Africa;

  3. At least three years post-doctoral experience in research in Maternal Infant and Young Child Nutrition (MIYCN);

  4. Experience in developing proposals and attracting research grants, particularly in MIYCN;

  5. Demonstrated experience in managing research teams and partnerships;

  6. Proven experience in conducting household surveys;

  7. Strong quantitative skills (managing, analyzing and interpreting data), with extensive familiarity with quantitative statistical packages (e.g. STATA, SAS or SPSS); and

  8. Computer literacy in Microsoft packages (e.g. MS Word, MS PowerPoint and MS Excel);

  9. Rank is open and successful candidates may be appointed at Associate (3-5 years), Research Scientist (5-8 years) or Senior Research Scientist (10+ years) levels depending on experience and track record.


  1. Expertise/experience in Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (MNCH) and Early Childhood Development (ECD) will be an added advantage;

  2. Experience and familiarity with a diverse set of health and social science data sets;

  3. Expertise in qualitative methods, including familiarity with qualitative analysis software packages (e.g. NVivo);

  4. Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills and ability to work in a culturally diverse team.

This position comes with an attractive, internationally competitive remuneration package including employer paid medical, travel and life insurance cover. Allowances toward in-relocation (for those recruited from outside Kenya), and dependents’ education are provided. Preference will be given to nationals of sub-Saharan African countries.

How to apply:

Interested candidates are invited to send via email, their letter of application, a statement of research interests and goals (1-2 pages), and CV with contact details of three referees to jobs@aphrc.org. Please indicate ‘Nutrition Researcher’ on the subject line of the email. Cover letters should be addressed to:

The Human Resources Officer

African Population and Health Research Center, Inc

APHRC Campus, Manga Close, off Kirawa Road, Kitisuru

P. O. Box 10787-GPO, Nairobi

NB: The position will be open until a suitable candidate is identified. Only short-listed candidates will be notified contacted. APHRC is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to the protection of children.


Organization: International Committee of the Red Cross
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 30 Jun 2018



(Fixed term – 7 months)

About the Job

Based in Nairobi, the Communication Assistant – Production is the Delegation’s focal point for the production of communication materials and products. S/he coordinates within and across other departments and with field structures, Nairobi Regional Communications Centre, Cairo Regional Communications Centre and local suppliers to ensure the development and supply of communication tools as budgeted and as needed.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manages the delegation’s overall communication tools requirements, within the framework of the Field Production Book and is in charge of tracking all production and consumption needs in line with approved budget and institutional guidelines and timelines;

  • Implements communication tools productions and coordinates all production requests for all ICRC departments and office in Nairobi and Somalia;

  • Guides and supervises staff in the selection of appropriate tools and monitors the use of materials in line with departmental and institutional guidelines, whilst focusing on the correct target audience;

  • Coordinates with Nairobi and Cairo Regional Communications Centres for productions that require regional support;

  • Supports in-house productions, assists in the development of new publications and other communication materials in terms of the concept, design and use;

  • Develops a network and database of local suppliers/service providers for print material, audiovisual services, photographers, illustrators and designers;

  • Ensures proper archiving of all communication materials; publications, still and audio-visual material depicting the work of the ICRC in Somalia;

  • Works in closely with Field Officers to ensure that the public communication set-up at field level is properly organized;

  • Oversees the stock management and distribution of publications and other ICRC communication materials;

  • Supports the field to ensure stocks are adequate, providing guidance on efficient use, follow-ups and re supply of communication materials and tools;

  • Handles all administrative duties within the Communication department, coordinating with field communication staff on plans of action, reports, budget allocations and corresponding expenditures in line with the approved budget;

  • Compiles operational communication statistics on a regular basis;

  • Spends 20% of the time in the field, in support of field structure especially in development, implementation and roll out of the field – driven productions.

About you

Interested? You should possess the following qualifications and experiences and have the following competencies:

  • University degree in Law, Communication or Journalism;

  • At least 3 years of experience in communication, journalism or publishing;

  • Fluency in written and spoken English is essential, good spoken and written Somali is an added advantage;

  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite, email and internet usage;

  • Excellent planning and organizational skills;

  • Strong sense of responsibility and autonomy;

  • Ability to Network sufficiently and Communicate effectively;

  • At ease when expressing and exchanging views and ideas, and ability to analyse and synthesize information;

  • Knowledge of ICRC mandate and activities is an added asset;

  • Good knowledge of the socio-cultural, economic and political environment of Somalia.

We Offer

  • A dynamic and challenging work environment in the humanitarian and international environment;

  • Training and development opportunities;

  • A competitive salary with benefits, based on the ICRC Compensation and Benefits framework.


1st August 2018

How to apply:

Interested? How to apply

Apply by sending your cover letter and CV addressed to the Human Resources Manager, ICRC Somalia Delegation, on the email address sokrecruitment@icrc.org. Your cover letter must indicate your current salary and your expected salary range. The closing date is address 30th June 2018. Please indicate the position title in the subject line of your email message.


Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted and canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification. Any enquiries about the position should be addressed to sokrecruitment@icrc.org

Kenya: Field Logistics supervisor

Organization: Médecins Sans Frontières
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 28 Jun 2018

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Construction and Maintenance
  • Equipment Management
  • Prepare reports and participate in appropriate meetings
  • Supply Management
  • Security
  • Information Technology
  • Human resources management
  • Logistics Administration



Essential: KCSE and Technical Diploma/Degree

Desirable: Degree in procurement, Supply management or Humanitarian logistics, commercial- or business management


Essential: at least two years of relevant experience in technical logistics or related fields, of which at least two in supervisory/managerial positions

Desirable: previous experience with MSF or other NGOs


Essential: English

Desirable: Kiswahili, Luo


Computer literacy, all-round technical understanding and business management


People management





How to apply:

If you meet the above requirements, please email your CV & motivation letter as a single file by 28th June 2018 under the subject “*Logistics Supervisor*” to msff-kenya-recruitment@paris.msf.org or send to MSF France, Homa Bay P. O. Box 881 – 00403. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


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

FIDA Kenya is a non-profit, non -partisan Organization committed to a society that respects and upholds women’s rights through the provision of legal aid, mediation services, women’s rights monitoring, advocacy, education and awareness creation.

FIDA Kenya seeks to recruit a suitable candidate to fill the following vacant position:


Reports to the Executive Director

Duties and Responsibilities:

· Under the guidance of Executive Director, manage and ensure the formulation and successful implementation of FIDA Kenya programmes.

· Provide leadership, motivation, mentorship and productivity within the programs.

· Contribute to the development of programs and appropriate work plans and activities to be implemented.

· Providing technical support to programs and project officers in managing grants portfolio, analysis and information.

· Assist in developing and periodically reviewing resource mobilization strategies.

· Review and submitted funding concepts and proposals from the Finance department in consultation with the Executive Director.

· Ensure the development of quality proposals and submission of donor reports.

· Representing FIDA Kenya in external donors’ forums and partner activities.

· Coordinate the running of the three offices in Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisumu.

· Assist the Executive Director to build and sustain effective partnerships with government, like minded organizations and other civil societies.

· Assist the Executive Director in enhancing FIDA Kenya’s visibility.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

· Advocate of the High Court of Kenya with a current practicing certificate and over 7 years’ post admission experience, 3 of which should be in senior management. A Masters qualification will be an added advantage.

· Knowledge of program planning, designing, monitoring & evaluation and financial management skills.

· Knowledge and experience in Human Rights, Gender & Women’s Rights Issues.

· Experience in litigation.

· Proven management capabilities with experience in a busy office.

· Results oriented, creative and innovative.

· Ability to manage professional staff with diverse skills.

· Must be a good team player, self-motivated & self-driven.

· Excellent writing and communication skills.

· Proficiency in computers, organizational skills and ability to manage multiple tasks.

How to apply:

Interested candidates who fully meet the above criteria should send their applications along with an updated Curriculum Vitae, including three referees one of whom must be a former Supervisor, also stating expected salary, and daytime contact, addressed to the undersigned to be received by 5.00 pm on 15th June 2018. The candidates who had applied earlier need not to apply again.

Send the email to:

The Executive Director

FIDA Kenya

Amboseli road, off Gitanga Road

P.O. Box 46324-00100


E-mail: recruitment@fidakenya.org

Only email applications will be considered.

Only successful candidates will be contacted.

FIDA Kenya is an equal opportunity employer.

Kenya: Deputy Regional Director – Research – Nairobi

Organization: Amnesty International
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 06 Jul 2018

The Regional Office for East Africa, the Horn of Africa and the Great Lakes is a critical part of Amnesty International's International Secretariat which operates from several sites around the world, gathering and communicating accurate and action-oriented human rights information globally.

About the role

This is a senior management role that leads on strategic and operational aspects of research for the Regional Office for East Africa, the Horn and the Great Lakes. The DRD Research leads a relatively new team of researchers and others to track, research and report on major human rights trends, developments and key drivers of human rights violations in the region, including legal, political and socio-economic factors. The DRD will support the Regional Director in the management of the Regional Office and strategic allocation of the resources, and contribute to the development, management and implementation of the research strategy and overall operational plans of the Regional Office. Finally, the DRD – Research manages and supervises research staff, oversees effective management of budgetary resources and works closely with the Deputy Regional Director- Campaigns to ensure integrated working of a multifunctional office.

About you

We are seeking a leader who can motivate and inspire the Regional Office for the East Africa, the Horn of Africa and the Great Lakes' research team. You will have demonstrated knowledge and direct experience of the human rights and political economy context of East Africa, the Horn and the Great Lakes region, expert understanding of the international human rights law and standards as they apply to research and relevant regional and national legal frameworks. You will also possess an in-depth experience of human rights research for advocacy purposes, conducting research using a range of appropriate methodologies, analysing and presenting findings, identifying advocacy targets, and applying research-based analysis to campaigning for human rights change. You will have experience in coaching researchers to grow in capacity and confidence. You will have knowledge and experience of field security issues and the ability to manage them appropriately, ideally gained through work in conflict or other high risk human rights contexts. Finally you will have excellent writing and editing skills, and be able to exercise high level political judgement, strategic thinking and strong emotional intelligence.


Amnesty International is a global movement of more than 7 million people who campaign for a world where human rights are enjoyed by all. We reach almost every country in the world and have:

  • more than 2 million members and supporters who drive forward our fight for rights
  • more than 5 million activists who strengthen our calls for justice

Our aim is simple: an end to human rights abuses. Independent, international and influential, we campaign for justice, fairness, freedom and truth wherever they're denied. And whether we're applying pressure through powerful research or direct lobbying, mass demonstrations or online campaigning, we're all inspired by hope for a better world. One where human rights are respected and protected by everyone, everywhere.

At Amnesty International, we are passionate about what we do and we are proud of our achievements as a movement. To compensate our employees for the critical work they do, we reward them through a combination of an attractive and sector competitive salary and benefits package, high levels of engagement and involvement, and a commitment to employee development.

Benefits include 37 days annual leave (inclusive of public holidays and grace days), pension scheme, employee assistance programme, life assurance and many more benefits designed to suit your own personal lifestyle. All of this, in a professional, engaging environment.

For further information on our benefits, please visit https://www.amnesty.org/en/careers/benefits/


If you are talented, passionate about human rights and want to use your skills, knowledge and experience to change the world then we would encourage you to click 'Apply for this Role' below.

Freedom, Justice, Equality. Let's get to work.

How to apply:

Please follow this link to apply: http://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=aGVucmlldHRhLnlhbmtzb24uOTIxMTAuMzgzMEBhbW5lc3R5LmFwbGl0cmFrLmNvbQ

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 Officer (3 Positions)

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/18/001

Title of Post

Resettlement Expert/ Case Officer (3 Positions)

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 incumbents will perform the following duties:

  • Interview refugees, undertake necessary action / assessments to finalise the resettlement assessment, including, refugee status determinations and complete RRFs for cases deemed by the office to meet the resettlement criteria;
  • Complete Resettlement Referral Forms (RRFs) to meet agreed targets in Kakuma. The consultant is expected to complete 6 RRFs per week or a NFF in lieu of an RRF when and if the case interviewed is recommended for closure;
  • Liaise with other functional units with UNHCR and partner agencies to ensure necessary action is taken / assessments made to finalise documentation on resettlement submissions;
  • Actively participate in expedited resettlement verification and quality assurance/review activities if requested by the Resettlement Officer;
  • 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 – desirable;

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

• Experience drafting resettlement submissions – required;


• 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/18/001. 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/18/001. 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: Gender Advisor/Consultant

Organization: Global Peace and Prosperity Initiative
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 10 Jun 2018


Job title: Gender and Social Inclusion Advisor/Consultant

Location: Nairobi Kenya

Responsible to: Country Director

Starting date: As soon as possible or June, 2018

Duration: Six months initially with a possibility of extension.

Working hours: Full time or part time or consultancy to be agreed upon

Closing date: 10 June, 2018

GLOBAL PEACE AND PROSPERITY INITIATIVE (GLOPPI) is a right based regional and international organization operating in Kenya and Somaliland/Somalia. GLOPPI envisions a peaceful and prosperous world where human/minority rights respected and fully enjoyed. It strives to eliminate poverty and violent conflict and bring about lasting peace and prosperity and promotes good governance, protection of human/minority rights, diversification of livelihoods and resilience and access to social services using innovative projects and approaches. GLOPPI empowers the poor, marginalized, excluded and the suffering people to lead peaceful and prosperous life. We focus on countries and areas where people suffer most as result of extreme poverty, violent and recurrent conflicts as well as marginalization and exclusion of minorities especially women and children. In collaboration with others, GLOPPI intends to empower the poor, marginalized, excluded and the suffering people to participate governance and in all decisions affecting their lives in order to lead peaceful and prosperous life. Thematically, we focus on the following two pillars and thematic areas:

Peace and governance pillar

· Accountability and good governance,

· Conflict transformation and peace building democracy,

· Human rights (minority/women and child rights)

· Community empowerment and institutional development

· Gender and social inclusion

· Advocacy and lobby

Prosperity Pillar

· Food security/livelihood and pastoralism including climate change and resilience

· Natural resource & environment,

· Entrepreneurship development

· Access to social services (health, WASH education)

· Emergency/humanitarian interventions

Global Peace and Prosperity Initiative (GLOPPI) would like to recruit a dynamic and energetic person as a gender and social inclusion advisor/Consultant. This position reports to the Country Director. The position holder will technically take the lead in developing proposals and concept notes and advising the programme team in the management of gender and social inclusion projects as well as other related projects and thematic areas.

This is a great opportunity and an exciting position for qualified and experienced gender and social inclusion advisor/Consultant who is interested to make a difference in the lives of the communities and to demonstrate his or her capacity in that field. The gender and social inclusion advisor /consultant who is passionate for accountability, good governance and development will play a key role in achieving our visions by designing new programmes and projects and writing quality proposals, concept notes and reports as well as in ensuring that all donor standards are met or exceeded. Therefore, GLOPPI would like to receive applications for this interesting and exiting position from qualified and experienced candidates. Women candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

Key responsibilities/duties


  1. Take the lead in the collection of funding information and identification of potential donors and funding organizations in thematic areas of gender and social inclusion.

  2. Compile, maintain and update the existing database of local and international donors

  3. Consistently monitor donors’ websites and new calls for proposals

  4. Inform the partners and the staff about suitable calls for proposals in relation to ongoing activities of the organization and its set goals and plan with the team and partner to submit applications.

  5. In coordination with the staff and partners, participate in the development of fundraising strategy

  6. In collaboration with the senior staff and partner staff, develop winning concept notes, proposals and letter of enquiries in order to secure more funding mostly focusing on gender and social inclusion and other related fields.

  7. Maintain a database of successfully funded projects in the region and derive a list of potential partners that could be contacted for future collaborations (if opportunity arises),

  8. Support the development and expansion of the GLOPPI programmes especially good governance, gender and social inclusion, human rights, protection, peace building projects and other projects etc.

  9. Participate in building and cultivating donor relations in the designated country.

  10. Design or develop new gender and social inclusion, human rights and good governance


  1. Use the given template, guideline or format to organize content and gather or collect all the necessary information for writing quality reports and provide all required information for each section

  2. Produce concise, comprehensive, clear and accurate reports in line with the donor guidelines and expectations.

  3. Write quality reports that don’t only capture what was done but the impacts of the projects. Include the results and the completed activities to show progress toward the project’s objectives

  4. When editing reports from the field, enhance and clarify information, Use appropriate language, verify information and facts, re-write the sentences to clarify points

  5. Ensure that reports from the field are timely submitted to meet the writing deadline

  6. Write case study reports on gender and social inclusion as well as other related areas.


  1. Participate in key forums and coordination meetings regarding gender and social inclusion, governance and human rights.

  2. Effectively coordinate with other partners and stakeholders by attending relevant coordination meetings with the government and other agencies.

  3. Attend conferences, donor meetings, seminars and workshops and establish relationships with people and build long term working partnerships.

  4. Participate in building new working relationships with donors and other NGOs by attending relevant conferences and workshops

  5. Support the partners to develop assessment tools and to conduct periodic quality assessment and research in the required thematic areas.

  6. Conduct periodic desk reviews on literature of the gender and social inclusion programme sectors and compile the latest reports and publications on the same and use it in the improvement or development of programs.

  7. Generate new creative and innovative project/program ideas and develop new programs regarding gender and social inclusion, human rights and governance.

Qualifications and experience

  1. A degree in gender, human rights and governance, fundraising, communication, international relations/studies or a relevant degree. Masters degree is preferred.

  2. Minimum 5 year experience working in international NGOs, UN-agencies and other relevant institutions in a similar position or consultancy.

  3. Strong analytical and should possess excellent communication skills, good ethics and be creative.

  4. Excellent English writing and research skills

  5. Ability to develop concise, clear and comprehensive concept notes, proposals and reports.

  6. At least three experience as gender technical advisor/consultant and in fundraising or programme development.

  7. Excellent understanding of donor environments or willingness to learn.

  8. Organizational and planning skills and ability to prioritize work to achieve results.

  9. Proficient in Microsoft computer applications (Word, Excel, etc.).

  10. dedication and commitment to poverty reduction, conflict management, gender and social inclusion

  11. Must be Somali or Kenyan or resident in Kenya and having the work permit.

  12. Fluency in English required. Knowledge of other Horn of Africa languages preferred

  13. Should be passionate, committed, curious, honest and reliable.

  14. Have a positive attitude and an optimistic approach to life.

  15. Must possess highly developed social skills and/or outgoing personality and must have the ability to easily establish relationships with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.

How to apply:

If you think you meet the job specifications, please send your CVs/Resume, motivation letter and a sample of unedited and successful gender proposal and concept note or a gender research report of your own to gloppirecruitment@gmail.com not later than 10th June, 2018. Please put Gender and Social Inclusion advisor/Consultant Consultant in the subject line of your email. Unfortunately, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.