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Kenya: Awards Management Coordinator Nairobi (Maternity Cover)

Organization: Save the Children
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 03 Jul 2018

Awards Management Coordinator Nairobi (Maternity Cover)

Save the Children is the world's leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children's lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfil their potential.

We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

We have over two million supporters worldwide and raised 1.9 billion dollars last year to reach more children than ever before, through programmes in health, nutrition, education, protection and child rights, also in times of humanitarian crises.

Following a major transition, our international programmes are now delivered through a merged operation with 15,000 staff, managed through seven regional hubs and reporting to a relatively small, central office. We're changing to become more efficient, more aligned, a better partner, a stronger advocate, a magnet for world-class people and relevant for the 21st century.

Role Purpose:

To support the Awards Director and National Award Manager in the planning, securing and managing of both development and humanitarian awards. The position plays a lead role in award information management and shares and coordinates information across departments.

Under the direction of the Awards Manager, the Awards Coordinator will be responsible for ensuring that the SCI programme adheres to all its award management obligations internally within Save the Children and externally with donors. This will include managing awards from start to closeout and ensuring data quality in the Award Management System. This position is specifically responsible for assigned awards, and will ensure compliance with financial and administrative requirements, donor specific requirements and to make recommendations for improvements.

In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly

Contract Duration: 7 Months

Location: Somalia/Somaliland Country Office, Nairobi Kenya

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Social studies, Economics, Management, International Affairs or related field relevant to the position requirements
  • 5 years' experience in managing large awards facilities with minimum of 3 years working in international development
  • Excellent understanding of the awards management cycle, logical frameworks, and M&E concept
  • Knowledge of awards and contracts regulations and reporting requirements of major donors such as EU, DFID, ECHO, UN agencies, DANID
  • Experience of managing awards, cooperative agreements and contracts for major donor
  • Practice knowledge of financial awards accounting and management.
  • Experience of analyzing and commenting on variances between actual and budgeted expenditure and relating this to activity reporting
  • Have a basic knowledge of sectorial programming and log frames
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to explain complex issues to both staff and pee
  • Ability to manage a complex and varied workload; to work effectively under pressure; and to organize and priorities work to ensure deadlines are met.
  • An energetic, flexible and proactive approach with the ability to work both independently and cooperatively within a team setting
  • Strong team working skills and ability to develop and maintain effective working relations at all levels both within and outside the t
  • Ability to challenge and negotiate assertively and cooperatively with senior sta
  • Proven ability to handle challenging work load with minimum motivation
  • Excellent interpersonal and written and oral communication skills;

Please apply in English saving your CV and covering letter as a single document. 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.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Disclaimer: 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

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Kenya: Strategic Communications Specialist

Organization: AECOM International Development Inc.
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 18 Jul 2018

AECOM International Development implements the Transition Initiatives for Stabilization Plus (TIS+) Program for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), promoting good governance and community cohesion. The four objectives of this TIS+ Program are to:

1) Increase confidence in governance based on equitable participation in decision making and management of community assets

2) Empower community and government representatives to engage with private sector and development actors in a collaborative process for community growth

3) Increase Somali engagement in creating a more stable future

4) Support inclusive, sustainable development by reducing gender gaps in stabilization and development.

OBJECTIVE:

The Strategic Communications Specialist will manage, implement and modify the TIS+ overall approach to communications, which includes the monitoring (and modifying, as appropriate) of social media protocols and engagement, as well as the clarification and institution of branding and marking guidance for all multi-media products. The Strategic Communications Consultant will build the capacity of TIS+ staff; roll out and archive products and deliverables; and work with awardees, contractors, and beneficiaries on communications plans, products and workshops. This position is expected to identify and implement the right strategies to work on the strategic messaging related to stabilization in the ever-evolving context of Somalia is an important focus of the position, as well as ensure the project’s relevance to USAID for their advocacy and strategic focus.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Strategic Communications Specialist will undertake the following core responsibilities.

Strategic Leadership and Direction

· At a minimum, as part of this core responsibility, the Strategic Communications Specialist will develop, implement and update (quarterly and as needed) a Strategic Communications Strategy and Action Plan (SCSAP). The SCSAP must include:

o Overall strategic approach to communications

o Conflict, gender and social-inclusion sensitivity

o Communications protocol to guide Field Offices, Nairobi Office, Home Office and interactions with USAID

o Social media approach and protocols

o Engagement with and support to TIS+ awardees’ communications plans and products

o Media engagement

o USAID branding and marking guidance for all multi-media products

Product Production and Dissemination

· Develop external communications including, but not limited to, success stories, reports, and other materials that communicate project’s lessons and successes over the years.

· Lead the process and produce and/or solicit, finalize and disseminate (to appropriate individuals) a range of regularly required written products for the TIS+ Program, including, but not limited to: TIS+ Program Quarterly, Annual and Final Reports, Quarterly Newsletters, USAID Weekly Updates, success stories, Big Events/Big Meetings Reports (from Field Personnel).

· Develop “Transforming Lives” stories using the USAID guidelines to be submitted monthly to USAID and included in quarterly reports.

· Produce and/or solicit, finalize and disseminate a range of multi-media products, including over social media.

· Copy-edit a wide range of written products.

· Implement the Program’s Branding Strategy and Marking Plan, and ensure that project deliverables are in compliance with the Plan.

· Establish and maintain TIS+ social media presence, including Twitter, Facebook, and other outlets, if approved by USAID.

Product Management

· Develop and utilize a product archive system.

Process Management

· Coordinate the timely preparation for, development and submission of substantive Program documents, especially quarterly, annual and final reports and other seminal documents (consultant reports, etc.).

· Monitor, evaluate and report on timeliness and effectiveness of Strategic Communications Unit and of the TIS+ Program personnel expected to collaborate with the Strategic Communications Unit.

· Explore solutions and/or upgrades to Program communications, such as improved teleconferencing and web-based communications products.

TIS+ Program Personnel Capacity Building

· Provide regular and ad hoc informal opportunities to develop TIS+ Program personnel’s ability to contribute to the work of the Strategic Communications Unit.

Awardee and Contractor Communications Plans, Products and Workshops

· Provide technical expertise and input to improve the quality of awardees’ communications plans and awardee and consultant products that are for dissemination beyond the TIS+ internal environment. For example, collaborate with the Strategic Communications Technical Coordinator based in Mogadishu.

Contract Management

· Manage the contract with the Translation and Editing Company and any other relevant contractor and oversee the quality of the services and products provided.

General Communication Responsibilities

· Disseminate stories collaborating with and using donor channels;

· Monitor the Somali and international press for the evolving development in Somalia.

· Develop and manage Program events calendar and collaborate with team to collect, maintain and distribute current content appropriately.

· Liaise with USAID’s GIS focal person to produce maps and other GIS-based communications products.

· Take photographs and video and produce graphics/visuals and maintain these items, ensuring accurate credits, permissions, and descriptive captions for photographs.

· Liaise with AECOM’s home office communications team to share photos, stories, and other marketing material for AECOM’s website or newsletters.

· Provide copy editing support on a variety of digital, audio and print deliverables.

· Coordinate materials printing with TIS+ Program team and external vendors where appropriate.

· Manage contractor contracts related to communications needs.

· Other duties, as assigned and agreed.

RELATIONSHIPS:

The Strategic Communications Specialist will collaborate closely with:

· AECOM TIS+ Program Home Office personnel, especially the Senior Engagement Manager and the Senior Program Officer

· AECOM Headquarters Graphics Design Team

· TIS+ Program Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Unit personnel

· TIS+ Program Field Coordinators

The Strategic Communications Specialist will liaise with and serve as the TIS+ Program point of contact with the:

· USAID Communications Officer

· External Media Personnel

REPORTING:

The Strategic Communications Consultant will report directly to the TIS+ Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP)

QUALIFICATIONS AND WORK EXPERIENCE:

Education: Bachelor’s Degree (Master’s Degree strongly preferred) in Communications, Journalism, English, Marketing, Behavior Change Communications

Work Experience: 5+ years of relevant experience designing and managing communications and outreach strategies for complex international development program(s)

Demonstrated Ability: Provide sound leadership and creative direction for the Strategic Communications Unit

Work successfully in a conflict-, crisis- and crime-affected contexts under changeable and complex circumstances

Craft and disseminate a range of high quality and engaging products in English in a range of media

Manage multiple tasks and deadlines simultaneously

Utilize social media effectively

Monitor other sources’ products and use to inform the SCU work

Function as a technical resource and build capacity of colleagues and other stakeholders

Work collegially in a multi-disciplinary, multi-cultural, multi-lingual team

Interact effectively with USAID communications personnel

Take direction from supervisor and continuously improve

Skills: Software (specifically in Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher, other graphic design such as Adobe Creative Suite

Photography

Distribution channels (including radio, Internet-based and social media applications)

Demonstrated motivation and willingness to learn and adapt

Interview skills

Media evaluation metrics including at least a basic knowledge of Google Analytics

Communications for Behavior Change and Communications for Development is strongly preferred.

Language: Native speaker or native-like command of English (written and oral)

How to apply:

Please email your resume to: craig.staples@aecom.com

Kenya: Project Accountant

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

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

JUVENILE JUSTICE PROGRAMME KENYA

Organization: CEFA

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

Location: Nairobi Kenya

Duration of the project: 36 Months

Duration of the contract:

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

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

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

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

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

MAIN DUTIES

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

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

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

· Preparation and disbursement of funds transfer to the field;

· Preparation of monthly bank reconciliations;

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

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

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

· Make payment to suppliers;

· Handling of the project’s petty cash;

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

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

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

EDUCATION, COMPETENCIES AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

· ‘O’ level Minimum KCSE C plain

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

· CPA Part II

· Relevant certification

· Attention to detail, deadline oriented and confidentiality,

· Data entry management and General math skills

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

· Facilitation skills

· Reporting Skills

· Computer literacy (Excel, Word, Office Package)

· Fluent in English and Swahili

Functional Skills:

· Team Work

· Good communication skills

· Strong organizational and problem solving skills with analytical approach

· Must be able to work independently with limited supervision

· Ability to strictly adhere to deadlines

· Readiness to sign and abide to a Child protection policy

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

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

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

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

Deadline: 25th of June 2018.

How to apply:

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

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

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

Deadline: 25th of June 2018.

Kenya: Information Management Officer- MiMOSA

Organization: International Organization for Migration
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 27 Jun 2018

Call for Applications

Position Title : Information Management Officer- MiMOSA

Duty Station : Nairobi, Kenya

Classification : Professional Staff, Grade UG

Type of Appointment : Special short-term ungraded, Six months with possibility of extension

Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible

Closing Date : 27 June 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.

Internal and external candidates will be considered for this vacancy. For the purposes of this vacancy, internal candidates are defined as staff members holding a regular, fixed-term or short-term graded or ungraded contract, including Junior Professional Officers (JPOs), staff on Special Leave Without Pay (SLWOP), and staff members on secondment/loan released by the Organization, unless otherwise specified in their contract. Staff members holding a regular, fixed-term or short-term graded contract will not retain their contract type if appointed to an ungraded position.

Context:

In 2017, the International Organization for Migration and the European Commission launched several IOM-EU External Actions to Support Migrant Protection and Reintegration of returnees funded by the EU Trust Fund (EUTF) for Africa and the Development Cooperation Instrument. In the framework of the EUTF-funded Reintegration Facility the IOM Regional Office for the East and Horn of Africa is looking for an Information Management Officer.

In the context of IOM’s global information management strategy, systems are being upgraded and expanded to ensure that all individuals assisted have their cases systematically stored and managed through a centralized, standardized system which allows unique cases to be tracked across different countries and access points. The expanded systems will also include processes to improve the assistance workflow and monitoring of the return and reintegration experiences and outcomes of returnees, as well as the assistance provided to all migrants in vulnerable situations assisted by IOM.

Under the direct supervision of the Regional Data Hub Coordinator and the overall supervision of the Regional EUTF Programme Coordinator, and, and in close coordination with the Migrant Protection Assistance (MPA) Division’s Senior Regional Thematic Specialist and Information Management Officer in Headquarters, the successful candidate will support the roll-out of IOM’s Migrant Management Operational Systems Application (MiMOSA) version 7.5 in the East and Horn of Africa as well as support with the development of harmonized tools for the collection and analysis of case management data related to Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration (AVRR) and migrant protection case management (including CT data).

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Support the roll out and application of MiMOSA 7.5 in East and Horn of Africa in particular for the use in EUTF funded migrant protection and reintegration programming.

  2. Oversee and assist missions with the compilation of regional case management data, including for regular reports required by IOM HQ as well as donors

  3. Provide technical and thematic guidance and support/train the IOM field missions in information management. In particular, support the expansion and ensure consistent use of MiMOSA across the missions in East and Horn of Africa, in line with relevant instructions and internal guidance notes. Deliver relevant trainings and follow-up trouble shooting for project staff and field colleagues in line with the Information Management training support.

  4. Develop data reports and data output functionality for MiMOSA (including monthly quantitative reports), meeting the requirements of internal and external stakeholders; work to include migrant assistance data in visual analytic applications.

  5. Develop ad hoc migrant assistance data collection activities to support field missions where necessary.

  6. Develop information and knowledge products on migrant assistance and protection based on internal and external needs and requirements.

  7. Identify and implement technical solutions related to data collection, analysis, and visualization of migrant assistance data, in line with best practices on data security and data protection, particularly through partnerships with the private sector, academic institutions, and other stakeholders.

  8. Ensure the field missions’ adequate and consistent use of Share Point once established.

  9. Liaise and coordinate with external stakeholders to inform their work by providing data on migrant assistance issues.

  10. Represent IOM in relevant national and international fora and participate in the relevant inter-agency working groups at regional and global level.

  11. Undertake duty travel, as necessary.

  12. Ensure that all data collection, storage, analysis and dissemination is in line with IOM’s data

Protection principles.

  1. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:

Education

• Master’s degree in Political Science, Economics, Public Health, Migration Studies, Computer Science or a related field from an accredited academic institution with two years of relevant professional experience; or

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

Experience

• Experience in the development and management of databases and applications.

• Experience of other information management work desirable, including data verification, validation, classification, and transformation as well as data warehousing.

• Knowledge or experience of case management/customer relationship management systems desirable.

• Excellent qualitative and quantitative data analysis skills and demonstrated ability to produce high-quality research reports.

• Experience in the field of migrant assistance, particularly AVRR and protection.

• Proven ability to deliver technical training to different audiences.

• Experience in the use of database applications and statistical analysis tools

Languages

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

Desirable Competencies:

Behavioral

• 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.

Other:

Internationally recruited professional staff are required to be mobile. For this staff category, candidates who are nationals of the duty station’s country cannot be considered eligible.

No late applications will be accepted.

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

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:

How to apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 27 June 2018 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.

For further information, please refer to:

http://www.iom.int/cms/en/sites/iom/home/about-iom-1/recruitment/how-to-apply.html

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 14.06.2018 to 27.06.2018

Requisition: CFA 2018/29 (P) – Information Management Officer-MiMOSA (UG) – Nairobi, Kenya

(55531464) Draft

Posting: Posting NC55531465 (55531465) Released

Kenya: O365 System Administrator

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:

The role of the O365 System Administrator is to support O365 and Azure identity management deployment, design, build, and day-to-day Operations & Sustainment of our enterprise identity management in a 24/7 operation. This person will also participate in the management of our consolidated server infrastructure and assist with the migration of systems from our data centres to the private/public cloud.

Contract Duration: 2 Years

Location: Nairobi

Qualifications and Experience

Essential

  • Identity systems and identity for O365, Microsoft Identity Manager (MIM) and/or Forefront Identity Manager (FIM) and other cloud services
  • Experience supporting and configuring Active Directory, Microsoft Azure AD, AAD Connect, DFS and ADFS roles and services.
  • Versed in features such as Privileged Access Management Solutions, domain account authentication and authorization, Active directory auditing, RBAC implementation, AD and File System Entitlement
  • Experience managing, deploying and administering resources and services within a Microsoft Azure environment
  • Strong understanding of messaging fundamentals and supporting technologies
  • 2+ years experience with MS Exchange or O365 Exchange Online including planning, implementation, management, and configuration of Office 365
  • Experience of Implementing, configuring and supporting Multi Factor Authentication (MFA)
  • PowerShell scripting skills to automate routine processes
  • Familiarity with object storage and cloud storage gateways/edge cache appliances.
  • Experience in troubleshooting and customer support for complex technical issues
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Ability to prioritize requests and projects based on impact and urgency
  • Commitment to Save the Children values

Desirable

  • Experience developing automation solutions and working in a highly automated environment
  • Experience of SCCM, the console UI and a basic understanding of its operation and use for deployment of tools/software in conjunction with Office365 deployments.
  • Experience working with and deploying Citrix technologies such a XenApp, working with VMware/vSphere virtualization and proven experience in Windows and SQL
  • TCP/IP, Clustering, O/S Security and Group Policy administration.
  • Familiarity with AWS services and migration
  • Knowledge of ITIL processes
  • Experience of working as part of a globally distributed team
  • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • Experience / exposure to the non-for-profit sector and/or developing countries

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.

Disclaimer:

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=bW9uaWNhLjAzMTYzLjM4MzBAc2F2ZXRoZWNoaWxkcmVuYW8uYXBsaXRyYWsuY29t

Kenya: Regional Impact and Planning Advisor

Organization: Amnesty International
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 02 Jul 2018

ABOUT THE ROLE

As a research-based campaigning organization, being able to understand when and how we can influence those in power and achieve human rights impact is essential. Our Global Strategy and Impact programme, who leads Amnesty's planning, monitoring, evaluating and learning work, is looking to recruit a role with a specific regional focus. You will provide strategic support to Amnesty's Africa regional offices to maximise their human rights impact. You will lead the development and assessment of regional strategies, ensure coherence with global impact analysis, and build a culture of learning and innovation to share with the whole Amnesty movement. This is an exciting new role to help push Amnesty's human rights agenda in Africa.

ABOUT YOU

With strong experience in strategy and theory of change development for social change and human rights impact, you must have first-hand experience of leading impact-oriented planning processes as well as developing monitoring and evaluation frameworks. You will be a strong facilitator – being able to bring together and work through a wide range of skills, experiences and areas of work – and be open to collaboration and testing new tactics and strategies to maximise human rights impact. You will need proven understanding of how social change happens, impartial political judgement, and strong strategic foresight. Excellent verbal and written communications skills in English and French.

ABOUT US

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/

WHAT WE HOPE YOU WILL DO NEXT

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:

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Kenya: Grants Officer – MFA Impact Programme

Organization: Fairtrade Africa
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 24 Jun 2018

BACKGROUND:

Fairtrade Africa (FTA) is the umbrella network organisation representing Fairtrade certified producers and workers in Africa. It has four (4) regional networks – Eastern & Central Africa; Southern Africa; Western Africa; and the Middle East and North Africa. Established in 2005, FTA aims to effectively represent producers and workers within the International Fairtrade system and provide services to them that contribute to the improvement of their livelihoods.

MFA Impact Programme- (FTA and Fairtrade Finland Partnership Programme):

This is a four-year Programme funded by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs (MFA) of Finland. Underpinned by the Fairtrade Theory of Change (ToC), the MFA Impact Programme seeks justice and fairness through exercising rights and free­doms, empowerment through strengthening the assets and capabilities of the most marginalized farmers and workers, and the attainment of sustainable livelihoods through building resilient agro-based trade systems and societies.

The programme is aimed at capturing and assessing simultaneous change in four areas (spheres of change): Small producer & worker organizations; Supply chain business practices; Consumer behaviour and Civil society action.

The programme will be implemented in Ghana, Ethiopia, Malawi and South Africa in banana, flowers, wine, tea and cocoa value chains. It focuses on FTA key thematic areas of gender and social compliance, workers’ rights, living income and living wage.

MAIN JOB PURPOSE:

To support, control, advice on and reinforce all aspects of the project cycle through grant and finance management and project monitoring. Oversee partners’ financial reporting, budgeting, auditing and compliance to agreed Fairtrade Africa procedures and policies and donor requirements. To proactively manage contracts and risk within respective projects and programmes.

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS:

Assets management

  • Maintain the FTA Assets register of all assets procured by the project and ensure all assets have been labelled.
  • Investigate and follow up on any misplaced, missed or damaged asset and provide reports and recommendations promptly to the Finance Manager

Procurement

  • Assist in setting up procurement policy and system and sensitize the Program staff on the same.
  • Ensure the filing of accurate procurement documentation records.
  • Participate in procurement audit procedures.
  • Ensure value for money when participating in the procurement of project items
  • Conducts procurement plan as needed as required to be reviewed and/or approved by the donor on funds request.

Accounting Records

  • Ensure that all project transaction data is posted into the system ledgers correctly and timely according to FTA code system.
  • Keeps accurate and complete financial records for each program.
  • Ensure compliance with FTA’s Accounting Policies and GAAP principles.
  • Maintain and regularly update a database of all ongoing project and donor reporting schedule

Financial and/ or Grant Management

  • Co-ordinate the project's grants accounting, reporting, compliance and risk management.
  • Producing error-free accounting reports and present their results to the FM and program staffs.
  • Adheres to internal and donor policy requirements on financial management.
  • Maintain comprehensive internal controls on grant and financial management system, sub-contracts, and audit requirements.
  • Keeps the relevant staff informed about upcoming deadline and deliverables, thereby ensuring smooth completion of work responsibility throughout the life of the project.
  • Review subgrantee budget and follow up on compliance.
  • Manage correspondences and matters in regard to grant management in consultation with the Finance Manager.
  • Provide technical support and supervise the sub-recipients to ensure full compliance with the donor requirements.
  • Provide continuous feedback to all Project Managers on grants performance.
  • Ensure proper allocation of expenses, reasonability of expenses and allowability as per donor guidelines.
  • Periodic review of local partner internal controls and policies for advice on strengthening and transaction verification through monitoring reports and transaction analysis.
  • Support in preparation and managing donor/internal audits including liaison with auditors and providing necessary financial archiving procedures to ensure all required expenditure support documents are properly maintained and availed when required. Partner monitoring and management reports against key indicators taking appropriate action where necessary including flagging risk and appropriate management action.

Budgeting

  • Work closely with the senior managers in preparing the organisation’s draft annual budgets.
  • Support the preparation of proposals and organization’s budget

Cash flow management

  • Forecasting cash flow positions.
  • Ensure that sufficient funds are available to meet ongoing projects operational and capital investment requirements.

KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE:

Minimum Academic Requirement

· Bachelor’s degree in Accounting

Other Specialist Training or Certifications

· Chartered Accountant or related Professional Accounting courses, Taxation training preferably from the Kenya School Of Revenue Administration (KESRA).

Minimum Years of Relevant Experience

· At least 3 years’ experience of Grant accounting in a busy office

Knowledge of Systems and Procedures

· Knowledge of Ethical Trade and Fairtrade System

· Knowledge of accounting processes and procedures

· Experience in financial donor reporting procedures

· Extensive Knowledge and Experience in Taxation Laws

COMPETENCIES:

· Excellent numeracy skills

· Excellent written and spoken communication

· Analytical Skills

· Integrity

· Attention to detail/ accuracy

How to apply:

An application form (CVs will not be accepted) can be found on the jobs and volunteering page of our website http://www.fairtradeafrica.net/about-us/jobs-and-volunteering/ Completed applications should be saved in the applicant’s name, and the position Grants Officer MFA Programme. All applicants should state how they meet essential requirements of the post and include their email address, telephone contacts and three referees with contact details on the application form and email to recruitments@fairtradeafrica.net. If you have any queries, please call +254202721930 and ask to speak to a member of the HR team. Qualified applicants will be subjected to background checks as the condition of employment.

This job description is intended as a guide and should not be viewed as an inflexible specification as it may be varied from time to time in the light of strategic developments following discussion with the post holder. The post holder will be expected to work to agreed objectives, which should facilitate achievements of the key responsibilities in accordance with the Performance Review Process.

Kenya: Regional Fraud Specialist – East and Southern Africa Region

Organization: Save the Children
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 24 Jun 2018

CHILD SAFEGUARDING: Level 2: either the role holder will have access to personal data about children and/or young people as part of their work; or they will be working in a 'regulated' position (accountant, barrister, solicitor, legal executive); therefore a police check will be required (at 'standard' level in the UK or equivalent in other countries.

ROLE PURPOSE:

Accountable for coordinating fraud management activities across the Region including;

  • to develop a culture of fraud awareness, reporting and response within the organisation aligned with SCIs zero tolerance policy
  • deliver an effective strategy of fraud prevention, detection, investigation and recovery across the organisation as a whole, within the centre and across the SCI landscape in the East and Southern Africa region
  • to undertake / or coordinate investigations of all serious incidents of fraud, bribery or corruption, which will include providing support to and building the capability of Fraud Focal Point staff in the Region.
  • to act as functional manager to Fraud Focal Points in the Region.

The role may require significant international travel including to challenging locations often with cultural sensitivities.

In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal job description and be able to vary working hours accordingly.

SCOPE OF ROLE:

Reports to: Head of Fraud Management working closely with the Regional Director and Regional Finance Director.

Dimensions: stakeholders include members together with country, regional and central staff and senior leadership teams. Close working will be required with Finance, Legal, Programme Operations and Global Assurance teams.

Although based in the Save the Children ESA Regional Office, like the other the regional fraud specialists in Save the Children, the post holder may be expected to provide cross support to other team members and regions.

Staff directly reporting to this post: None

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

Essential

  • Substantial experience in forensic investigation with thorough knowledge and/or experience in audit.
  • demonstrable understanding of the importance of counter fraud activities and mechanisms for reducing fraud
  • awareness of global standards and legislation around fraud and corruption
  • excellent investigative ability with proven track record
  • aware of current best practices in investigation techniques
  • analytical skills
  • good oral and written communication skills including report writing
  • able to offer practical solutions to management to help resolve incidents including in crisis situations
  • perseverance, resilience and tenacity
  • Good English language required – Arabic desirable
  • ability to work with minimum supervision

Desirable

  • Formal investigation qualification
  • knowledge of regional law and regulatory environments
  • understanding of the role and approaches of the international development sector
  • experience of crime/loss prevention
  • previous experience of delivering training sessions / workshops

How to apply:

Please follow this link to apply: http://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=bW9uaWNhLjc3OTMwLjM4MzBAc2F2ZXRoZWNoaWxkcmVuYW8uYXBsaXRyYWsuY29t

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.

ABOUT US

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/

WHAT WE HOPE YOU WILL DO NEXT

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: Research Associate – Food Science

Organization: International Potato Center
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 07 Jun 2018

The International Potato Center (CIP) is seeking a Food Scientist with skills in product development and wet chemistry analysis to contribute to Regional projects on Roots, Tubers and Banana crops and more specifically pro-vitamin A rich orange-fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) and potato in Africa.

The Center: CIP is a not-for-profit international agricultural research-for-development organization with a focus on potato, sweetpotato, and Andean roots and tubers. Its vision is of roots and tubers improving the lives of the poor. CIP is dedicated to achieving food security, improved well-being, and gender equity for poor people in root and tuber farming and food systems of the developing world. CIP works with partners to contribute high quality science, technology, and capacity strengthening for sustainable science-based solutions. CIP is headquartered in Lima, Peru, with staff and activities in over 30 locations across Asia, Africa, and Latin America. CIP is a member of the CGIAR Consortium. CGIAR is a global agriculture research partnership for a food secure future. Its science is carried out by the 15 research centers who are members of the CGIAR Consortium in collaboration with hundreds of partner organizations. The CIP Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) main regional office is in Nairobi, Kenya. CIP also has an existing office in 7 other SSA countries.

Position: The position will be based in Nairobi, Kenya, in the Food and Nutritional Evaluation Laboratory (FANEL), Nutrition and Food Safety Platform, Biosciences eastern and central Africa (BecA) research hub at the campus of the International Livestock Research Institute), with occasional travel within the Sub-Saharan Africa Region. The Research Associate (Food Scientist) will report directly to the Regional Food Scientist.

Duties and responsibilities:

The principal tasks and responsibilities will include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Assist with operational management in the Food and Nutritional Evaluation Laboratory (FANEL);
  • Develop new methods and keep current methods up to standards, assure quality assurance, contribute scientifically to the work;
  • Attend to visitors and train other labs on similar methods;
  • Develop and conduct acceptability studies with RTB and biofortified crops;
  • Provide nutrition input to other areas of CIP and RTB in SSA;
  • Develop and conduct retention studies with biofortified crops;
  • Development of new food products and food recipes with RTB and biofortified crops;
  • Supervise students on thesis research topics of relevance to RTB and biofortified crops food science program;
  • Participate in nutrition and food science professional forums in sub-Saharan Africa;
  • Contribute to project reports and publish relevant findings on a timely basis.

Selection Criteria:

The successful candidate will have:

  • Master’s degree in Food Science, Food Technology, Nutritional Biochemistry or related subjects. PhD will be an added advantage;
  • Minimum of six year’s work experience in a nutritional analysis research environment;
  • Good understanding of analytical instruments such as HPLC, LC/MS, GC/MS and ICP;
  • Strong background in food product development and sensory profiling and analysis;
  • Excellent analytic skills;
  • Skills and good knowledge of food microbiology and food safety;
  • Skills in molecular biology techniques an added advantage;
  • Aptitude for teamwork, leadership, training, and communications skills;
  • Good publication record;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English;
  • Willingness to travel within the region.

Additional preferences:

  • Experience working with starch chemistry or product development;
  • Experience in with food industry and fund raising;
  • Experience working on a multi-disciplinary team/project and multicultural environment.

Conditions: The employment contract will be for a one year’s term (with a three months’ probation period) with the possibility of extension, subject to availability of funding.

How to apply:

Applicants should apply online through our CIP’s Job Opportunities website ( http://cipotato.org/open-vacancies/ ), including a letter of motivation, a full C.V. with the names and contact information of three references that are knowledgeable of the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience. Screening of applications will begin on 7 June, 2018 and will continue until the post is filled. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Learn more about CIP by accessing our web site at http://www.cipotato.org

CIP is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified women and professionals from are particularly encouraged to apply

CIP does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing or training). CIP also does not concern itself with information on applicants’ bank accounts.