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Kenya: Finance Assistant – part-time 18.75 hours per week

Organization: Saferworld
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 22 Apr 2018

Background

Two Kenyan community-based organisations Ghetto Foundation (GF) and Mathare Social Justice Centre (MSJC) have linked up with two international organisations, Peace Brigades International (PBI) and Saferworld (SW), to carry out a project funded by the European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR) which is planned for a total duration of 24 months.

This consortium project addresses extra-judicial killings (EJKs) and aims to increase respect of (inter)national Human Rights (HR) standards by law enforcement agencies through strengthening the capacities of the two stakeholder groups – grassroots human rights defenders (GHRDs) and the police. The two bodies are the first line of support for victims and their relatives. The consortium aims to strengthen the capacities of these two stakeholder groups to prevent EJKs and other human rights violations as well as contribute to their investigation, prosecution and sanctioning. The activities as outlined in the project include among others; documentation of human rights abuses, capacity building sessions for the various stakeholder groups (including training of police officers and GHRDs), community dialogues and creating spaces for mutual understanding and advocacy with regards to SDG 16. The specific geographical scope of this action will be: Mathare, Kamukunji and Embakasi North constituencies in Nairobi County.

Job Purpose:

To manage finances for all activities and expenses related to this EU project, and to compile, consolidate and present the interim and final financial reporting for the entire consortium to the Project Manager. Additionally, the Project Finance Assistant is responsible for keeping track of relevant financial deadlines and for ensuring adherence to EU guidelines and regulations with regards to financial reporting.

Duties:

Financial Monitoring & Reporting

  • Comply with EU guidelines and obligations related to financial reporting and ensure adherence with the entire scope of the project.
  • Monitor the budget and coordinate with the Project Manager to ensure all activities and expenditure fall within the appropriate budget lines.
  • Ensure partners are aware and adhere to the financial guidelines for the various reporting cycles. Provide training where needed and provide continuous assistance with the use of evaluation tools for the project.
  • Collect relevant information for financial reporting to the donor – in close collaboration with Finance Officers, the Coordinators and Project Manager.
  • Consolidate and produce all financial reports to the EU, based on the required reporting cycle and keep track of the relevant deadlines and guidelines.

Finance and Grant Management

  • Manage cash flow and reconciliations.
  • Monitor bank accounts to ensure funds are available when needed and prepare monthly reconciliations.
  • Monitor expenditure by the approved budgets and budget lines.
  • Ensure all activity expenditure is within the appropriate budget allocations.

· Lead in ensuring timely and accurate project budgeting and project forecasting.

· Monitor project budget and expenditure monthly to ensure optimum utilisation of funds and highlight any concerns promptly to the Project Manager, Steering Committee and/or individual consortium members for prompt rectification.

· Work with partners to ensure timely preparation of expenditure requests and account for project expenditure in line with financial procedures.

  • Prepare payments and settlements ensuring they are supported by appropriate documentary evidence.

· Working with the Project Manager, ensure that consortium staff comply with EU financial management policies through proper induction and close follow-up with each partner on processes.

  • Working with the Project Manager, keep track of relevant financial deadlines and for ensuring adherence to EU guidelines and regulations with regards to financial reporting.

Financial Record Keeping and Reporting

  • Keep records and undertake data capture for income and expenditure.

  • Maintain computerised accounting records in the financial system.

  • Maintain files to audit standards.

  • Maintain proper debtors and creditors statements and schedules.

  • Support in preparation of donor financial reports.

  • Support production of monthly and quarterly financial statements.

  • Assist during audits (internal or external)

  • Communication with the donor and production of relevant written requests or justifications in case of adjustments to budget or other changes within the project implementation cycle.

  • Filing statutory monthly returns and deductions.

Partner Support

  • Monitor partner expenses, review their financial documents monthly and upload to QuickBooks.
  • Support partner finance staff through capacity building and donor financial regulations and compliance.

  • Act as point of contact for financial queries, requests and deliverables from partner organisations.

  • Act as link between partner organizations and PBI

  • Filing statutory monthly returns and deductions.

  • Participate in calls and meetings with partners and provide input, when necessary.

PERSON SPECIFICATION

Knowledge:

· University degree in accounting, finance, business or related subject

· Professional accounting qualification – CPA or ACCA

· Financial management and accounting best practice preferably in an international and multi-currency setting

· Knowledge of and commitment to upholding human rights standards is desirable

· Knowledge of the human rights context in the urban settlements of Nairobi is desirable

Experience:

· Three years of relevant work experience working for an NGO

· Experience with financial reporting for EU grants

· Experience with budgeting and financial reporting for large-scale donors

· Proven experience in performing operations of a busy finance department

· Consensus decision-making experience is desirable

· Experience in working with people from diverse cultural and socio-economic backgrounds

Skills:

· Ability to collate and summarise large amounts of data

· Excellent attention to detail for language and reviewing budgets

· Ability to work within a multi-cultural office environment and consortium structure

· Ability to function in stressful environments and perform under time pressure

· Ability to keep strict standards of confidentiality and security

· Proficiency with QuickBooks software will be an added advantage.

· Proficient with MS office, especially advanced excel and able to deal with complicated worksheets.

· Team player with excellent interpersonal skills.

· Excellent communications skills – written and spoken in English and Swahili.

· Ability to work independently with minimum supervision.

· Excellent organisational and time management skills

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Salary: A competitive INGO salary

Probation: There will be a probationary period of three months

Leave entitlement: 28 days per year Jan – Dec (14 days pro rata) in addition to relevant public holidays

Medical and life insurance

Pension: Contributory scheme

How to apply:

To apply: Please complete a Saferworld application form (www.saferworld.org.uk/jobs/jobs) and email to Marie Aziz at jobs@saferworld.org.uk (please use subject heading: Ref: KENFA)

We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted*The Consortium values diversity and has a strong commitment to equality of opportunity. All applicants will be treated on equal terms, without discrimination on any grounds, and especially for reasons of gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation or physical disability. This position is based in Nairobi, Kenya. Before appointment the successful candidate must provide proof of eligibility to work in Kenya.*

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Kenya: USPSC Regional Advisor

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

Position Title: Regional Advisor

Solicitation Number: 720FDA18B00030

Salary Level: GS-14 Equivalent: $89,370- $116,181

Issuance Date: March 15, 2018

Closing Date: April 27, 2018 (Deadline Extended)

Closing Time: 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

Dear Prospective Applicants:

The United States Government (USG), represented by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA), is seeking applications from qualified U.S. citizens to provide personal services as a Regional Advisor (RA) under a United States Personal Services Contract (USPSC), as described in the attached solicitation.

Submittals must be in accordance with the attached information at the place and time specified. Applicants interested in applying for this position MUST submit the following materials:

1. Complete resume. In order to fully evaluate your application, your resume must include:

(a) Paid and non-paid experience, job title, location(s), dates held (month/year), and hours worked per week for each position. Dates (month/year) and locations for all field experience must also be detailed. Any experience that does not include dates (month/year), locations, and hours per week will not be counted towards meeting the solicitation requirements.

(b) Specific duties performed that fully detail the level and complexity of the work.

(c) Names and contact information (phone/email) of your current and/or previous supervisor(s). Current and/or previous supervisors may be contacted for a reference.

(d) Education and any other qualifications including job-related training courses, job-related skills, or job-related honors, awards or accomplishments.

(e) U.S. Citizenship

(f) Optional: How did you hear about this opportunity? (FedBizOps, OFDA Jobs, Career Fair, etc.).

Your resume should contain sufficient information to make a valid determination that you fully meet the experience requirements as stated in this solicitation. This information should be clearly identified in your resume. Failure to provide information sufficient to determine your qualifications for the position will result in loss of full consideration.

2. USPSC Application form AID 302-3. Applicants are required to complete sections A through I. This form must be physically signed. Electronic signatures will not be accepted.

NOTE REGARDING DATA UNIVERSAL NUMBERING SYSTEM (DUNS) NUMBERS

AND THE SYSTEM FOR AWARD MANAGEMENT

All USPSCs with a place of performance in the United States are required to have a Data

Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number and be registered in the System for Award

Management (SAM) database prior to receiving an award. You will be disqualified if you either

fail to comply with this requirement or if your name appears on the excluded parties list. The

selectee will be provided with guidance regarding this registration.

NOTE: As of March 28, 2018, all new SAM.gov entity registrations will now require a signed

notarized letter identifying the authorized Entity administrator for the entity associated with the

DUNS number. Additional information on the format of the notarized letter and where to submit

can be found via the below Federal Service Desk link:

https://www.fsd.gov/fsd-gov/answer.do?sysparm_kbid=d2e67885db0d5f00b3257d321f96194b&

sysparm_search=kb0013183

Additional documents submitted will not be accepted. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. OFDA reserves the right to select additional candidates if vacancies become available during future phases of the selection process.

Applicants can expect to receive a confirmation email when application materials have been received. Applicants should retain for their records copies of all enclosures which accompany their applications. Your complete resume must be emailed to:

OFDA Recruitment Team

E-Mail Address: recruiter@ofda.gov

Website: www.OFDAjobs.net

Any questions on this solicitation may be directed to OFDA Recruitment Team via the information provided above.

Sincerely,

Renee Newton

Contracting Officer

Solicitation for USPSC Regional Advisor

1. SOLICITATION NO.: 720FDA18B00030

2. ISSUANCE DATE: March 15, 2018

3. CLOSING DATE/TIME FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: April 27, 2018 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

4. POSITION TITLE: Regional Advisor

5. MARKET VALUE:

GS-14 equivalent ($89,370- $116,181- not eligible for locality pay). Final compensation will be negotiated within the listed market value based upon the candidate’s past salary, work history and educational background. Salaries over and above the top of the pay range will not be entertained or negotiated.

6. PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: Two (2) years, with three (3) one-year options

7. PLACE OF PERFORMANCE: Nairobi, Kenya

There may be an initial training program in Washington, D.C. for three months, which will include formal classroom training and on-the-job training; and may include security training. After completion of Washington training, the Regional Advisor will be assigned to the place of performance.

8. STATEMENT OF WORK

POSITION DESCRIPTION

BACKGROUND

The Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) is the office within USAID that is responsible for providing emergency non-food humanitarian assistance in response to international crises and disasters. OFDA is part of the Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance (DCHA) and is organized into six divisions.

The Africa (AFD) Response Division and the Asia, Latin America, Europe, and Middle East (ALE) Response Division are responsible for the provision of emergency humanitarian assistance through a grants mechanism to non-governmental organizations (NGOs), international organizations including United Nations (UN) agencies and to other partners to ensure the implementation and delivery of this assistance. These divisions also oversee OFDA’s non-response efforts in disaster risk reduction and resilience. AFD and ALE Response Divisions also coordinate with other organizations for the provision of relief supplies and assistance. They devise, coordinate and implement program strategies for a variety of natural and complex disaster situations. Both Divisions encompass groups of operations specialists who provide technical expert capability in assessing the quality and strategic function of disaster response and risk reduction activities. The AFD Response Division is divided into two teams: East and Central Africa (ECA), and Southern, West, and North Africa (SWAN). The ALE Response Division is divided into four teams: East Asia and the Pacific (EAP), Europe, the Middle East, and Central Asia (EMCA), Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), and South Asia.

The Operations (OPS) Division develops and manages operations for OFDA’s disaster responses by readying people and systems; projecting U.S. Government (USG) humanitarian capacity quickly into the field; and delivering material and technical assistance. The OPS Division maintains readiness to respond to emergencies through several mechanisms, including managing Urban Search and Rescue Teams, coordinating, staffing, training, and equipping Disaster Assistance Response Teams (DARTs), and Washington-based Response Management Teams (RMTs), and stockpiling emergency relief commodities in key locations around the globe to ensure OFDA’s capacity to execute and coordinate USG humanitarian assistance and response to natural disasters and complex emergencies. The OPS Division provides technical guidance and expertise in Disaster Logistics, Urban Search and Rescue, Operations Center management, activation/readiness, Civil-Military Liaison, and Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive Consequence Management. It also provides overseas support to OFDA offices and personnel and to other sectors necessary to ensure OFDA’s capacity to execute and coordinate USG humanitarian assistance and response to natural disasters and complex emergencies. The OPS Division is divided into four teams: the Disaster Assistance Support Program (DASP), Military Liaison Team (MLT), Operations Support Team (OST), and Overseas Administration Team (OAT).

The Program Support (PS) Division provides operational management support, including general administration, budget and financial services, procurement planning, information technology, human resources management including staff care, and contract and grant administration support to OFDA. The PS Division supports OFDA's mandate by providing innovative solutions in the areas of Information Technology, staffing, funds control, budgeting, human resource management, and procurement to facilitate timely disaster responses. The PS Division is divided into four teams: the Award Change Control Group (ACCG), Human Resources Management Team (HRM), Budget, Finance, and Information Technology (BFIT) Team, and the Acquisition and Management (ACQ) Team.

The Preparation, Strategic Planning and Mitigation (PSPM) Division is responsible for the technical oversight of all OFDA response and mitigation programs, as well as preparation for response, mitigation, and disaster risk reduction activities. The PSPM Division houses technical experts in all sectors potentially affected by disasters, and leads the Agency in developing and promoting best practices for programming in these specific sectors. In addition, PSPM will be the focal point for technological innovations for humanitarian assistance in areas such as monitoring and evaluation, assessment, and information management. The PSPM Division is divided into four teams: Cross-Cutting Sectors Team, Natural Hazards Team, Health Team, and Livelihoods Team.

The Humanitarian Policy and Global Engagement (HPGE) Division assists the DCHA front office, the OFDA Director and OFDA Deputy Director with tracking trends and policy developments in the humanitarian assistance field. It engages in policy dialogue with other parts of USAID, the USG interagency, other donors, multilateral agencies, and NGO partners; recommends strategies for action to DCHA; initiates development of policy and internal guidance for OFDA; maintains global relationships with implementing partners, other donors, and the broader humanitarian architecture; and engages with the UN to advance USG humanitarian policy objectives and promote humanitarian principles within the USG and internationally. The HPGE Division leads OFDA's communications and social media outreach to effectively communicate OFDA’s story to a variety of strategic audiences. It serves as the office’s primary interlocutor on strategic issues with other federal partners to provide guidance to OFDA on policy issues pertaining to the interagency, and to improve USG humanitarian coordination and response during large-scale crises. The HPGE Division staff manages global programs, policy and outreach, strategic communications, and interagency training and engagement. HPGE is divided into seven teams: Policy Team, Global Programs Team, Strategic Interagency Team, Strategic Communications Team, Interagency Training Team, Public-Private Engagement Team, and the United States Mission to the UN (USUN).

INTRODUCTION

To fulfill its mandate, and to effectively respond to disasters worldwide, OFDA has established six regional offices in the following locations: San Jose, Costa Rica; Nairobi, Kenya; Dakar, Senegal; Pretoria, South Africa; Budapest, Hungary and Bangkok, Thailand. OFDA also has other, smaller sub-regional and program offices around the world.

The regional offices are headed by a Principal Regional Advisor or a Senior Regional Advisor, who works closely with the Team Leaders in Washington, and report to the appropriate Division Director. The Senior or Principal Regional Advisor serves as the regional team leader for all response, preparedness and disaster risk reduction activities. They serve as the key interlocutor with embassies and missions in the event of a disaster and may also serve as the DART Leader if needed. They are principally responsible for managing the regional offices, monitoring all grants on humanitarian assistance program implementation, overseeing the sub-regional offices, as appropriate, supervising the office staff, and developing, in consultation with their respective Washington-based Team Leaders, the multi-year non-response program strategies for their respective regions. They coordinate with OFDA/Washington on disaster response activities, determine program priorities, and identify and formulate disaster preparedness, mitigation and training programs for their respective regions.

The Regional Advisors report to the Principal or Senior Regional Advisors. They ensure that OFDA’s objectives for disaster response and assistance, strategic reporting and analysis are met. The Regional Advisors are responsible for monitoring and reporting on OFDA-funded programs and activities, and formulating disaster response, preparedness, mitigation and training programs for the region.

OBJECTIVE

OFDA requires the services of a Regional Advisor for the East and Central Africa Regional Office (ECARO) in Nairobi, Kenya to ensure that OFDA’s objectives for disaster assistance, disaster risk reduction, resilience programming, strategic reporting, and interagency coordination for the ECARO region are met.

9. CORE FUNCTIONAL AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The Regional Advisor will be responsible for program analysis, strategy development, and coordination with relief agencies, other donors, and USG interagency partners, as well as reporting to OFDA’s ECARO in Nairobi, Kenya and OFDA/Washington. The Regional Advisor will maintain close coordination and collaboration with USAID and Embassy staff across the affected region and in the relevant regional offices.

This position requires substantial coordination with representatives from other USAID offices, the U.S. Embassy, other USG agencies, host country governments, U.S. military representatives, as well as with relevant donor representatives, UN agencies and NGOs, therefore requiring a highly collaborative work style. The Regional Advisor must be prepared to function effectively in a challenging and restrictive work environment and be willing to strictly adhere to U.S. Embassy security guidelines.

Working directly under the guidance and supervision of the OFDA Senior Regional Advisor for ECARO, the Regional Advisor will work in close collaboration with a program team that may include other Regional Advisors, Senior Humanitarian Advisors, Program Officers, Field Monitors, Regional Team Leaders, Disaster Operation Specialists, and/or Program Assistants. Specifically, the Regional Advisor will be responsible for the following:

Contextual Specialty

  • Serve as an expert on humanitarian issues, priorities, lessons learned, and opportunities in the region of responsibility.
  • Provide expert guidance on political, humanitarian, organizational, structural and stakeholder interests specific to the region of responsibility.
  • Prepare and/or provide substantive guidance in the preparation of, regular strategic and analytical reports on current or anticipated emergencies, as well as comprehensive preparedness documentation on assigned countries.

Portfolio Management

  • Develop and maintain a detailed understanding of OFDA’s program strategy and the implementation of the resulting awards in area of assigned responsibility.
  • Guide regional team efforts to develop appropriate programmatic strategies for disaster responses and disaster risk reduction efforts in the area of responsibility.
  • Review program proposals for conceptual soundness, technical feasibility, and budget for disaster assistance activities and emergency projects.
  • Lead/conduct initial assessments to identify humanitarian needs and/or disaster risk reduction opportunities across a broad spectrum of sectors in current disaster sites or locations with high vulnerability.
  • Monitor ongoing humanitarian response and disaster risk reduction activities to validate that objectives are met and beneficiaries are served.
  • Lead the development of country, issue, or disaster specific strategies across the region of responsibility, as well as timely revision of these strategies as contextual realities shift.
  • Re-assess implementation approaches and strategies on an ongoing basis and make recommendations for appropriate shifts approach or resource allocation.
  • Participate in the development of field-based recommendations on difficult resource and programmatic trade-offs within the region.

Representation

  • Develop and maintain relationships with representatives of host governments, donor governments, international organizations, non-governmental organizations, U.S. embassies and USAID missions to ensure efficient and coordinated humanitarian response and disaster risk reduction activities.
  • Represent USAID in joint efforts to design, develop, and implement humanitarian strategies and intervention with local governments, donor, partner, and UN organizations, as appropriate.
  • Advise regional officials, including host country authorities and other USAID officials on disaster response, mitigation and risk reduction efforts, including the review of sector disaster response and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) plans.
  • Work with local and regional institutions and private/public sector organizations to incorporate disaster risk reduction into appropriate programs.

Leadership

  • Support regional team efforts to develop current and future strategic direction for the regional office to include programmatic, liaison and representational prioritization, and human and financial resource requirements.
  • Participate in a leadership role in office-wide policy initiatives to ensure field perspectives are well-represented.
  • Serve as a peer-mentor for program staff working to increase exposure and experience in field-based humanitarian operations.

General Duties

  • Supervise relevant USPSC and foreign national program staff in assigned program offices.
  • Serve in leadership, planning, or program positions on response teams, assessment teams, or to provide coverage for field offices within and outside the region.
  • Serve in leadership, planning, or program positions on Washington-based RMTs, which provides services and support to DARTs deployed in response to disasters, for up to 45 days. The duties on RMTs will be varied.

  • Ensure timely reporting of OFDA’s activities the region through written cables, analyses, strategies, and other requests for written information and/or oral briefings.

  • Maintain regular communications with the regional (and/or sub-regional) office in their area of responsibility and with OFDA/Washington.

  • Serve on DARTs which may require immediate (within 24 hours) deployment overseas for an extended period of time.

  • As needed, may serve on temporary details within the office, not to exceed six months. Duties performed while on detail will be aligned with the Team’s existing duties and responsibilities as well as directly related to the scope of work provided.

SUPERVISORY RELATIONSHIP:

The incumbent will take direction from and report to the OFDA Senior Regional Advisor for ECARO or his/her designee.

SUPERVISORY CONTROLS:

Supervisor provides administrative directions in terms of broadly defined missions or functions. Employee independently plans, designs and carries out programs, projects, studies or other work. Results are considered authoritative and are normally accepted without significant change.

10. PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The work is generally sedentary and does not pose undue physical demands. During deployment on DARTs (if required), and during site visits, there may be some additional physical exertion including long periods of standing, walking over rough terrain, or carrying of moderately heavy items (less than 50 pounds).

11. WORK ENVIRONMENT

Work is primarily performed in an office setting. During deployment on DARTs (if required), and during site visits, the work may additionally involve special safety and/or security precautions, wearing of protective equipment, and exposure to severe weather conditions.

12. START DATE: Immediately, once necessary clearances are obtained.

13. POINT OF CONTACT: See Cover Letter.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION

(Determines basic eligibility for the position. Applicants who do not meet all of the education and experience factors are considered NOT qualified for the position.)

Bachelor’s degree with study in, or pertinent to, the specialized field of, but not limited to, international relations, economics, food policy, African studies, or a related field or country; and nine (9) years of progressively demonstrated experience in emergency relief, disaster risk reduction and/or disaster preparedness programming and management, which should include five (5) years of overseas field experience as demonstrated by short-term deployments or assignments in emergency situations. Substantial overseas field experience is highly preferred.

OR

Master’s degree with study in, or pertinent to, the specialized field of, but not limited to, international relations, economics, food policy, African studies, or a related field or country; and seven (7) years of progressively demonstrated experience in emergency relief, disaster risk reduction and/or disaster preparedness programming and management, which should include five (5) years of overseas field experience as demonstrated by short-term deployments or assignments in emergency situations. Substantial overseas field experience is highly preferred.

SELECTION FACTORS

(Determines basic eligibility for the position. Applicants who do not meet all of the selection factors are considered NOT qualified for the position.)

● Applicant is a U.S. Citizen.

● Complete resume submitted. See cover page for resume requirements. Experience that cannot be quantified will not be counted towards meeting the solicitation requirements.

● USPSC Application form AID 302-3. Applicants are required to complete sections A through I. This form must be physically signed. Electronic signatures will not be accepted.

● Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret up to Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information level clearance as provided by USAID.

● Ability to obtain a Department of State medical clearance.

● Must not appear as an excluded party in the System for Award Management (SAM.gov).

● Satisfactory verification of academic credentials.

APPLICANT RATING SYSTEM

The applicant rating system factors are used to determine the competitive ranking of qualified applicants in comparison to other applicants. Applicants must demonstrate the rating factors outlined below within their resume, as they are evaluated strictly by the information provided. The rating factors are as follows:

Professional Experience (10 points)

· Experience managing humanitarian interventions in an international disaster context across the entire disaster management cycle to include emergency response, early recovery and transition, disaster risk reduction, and resilience.

· Specific experience managing humanitarian interventions including needs assessment, strategy development, budget management, resource prioritization, program development, and program management.

Skills and Abilities (10 points)

· Demonstrated diplomatic, interpersonal, and representational skills in order to work effectively with host governments at senior levels in the midst of humanitarian crisis situations.

· Demonstrated diplomatic, interpersonal, and representational skills in order to work effectively with other donors and diplomatic missions at senior levels in the midst of international humanitarian crisis situations.

· Demonstrated diplomatic, interpersonal, and representational skills in order to work effectively with international and national non-governmental humanitarian partners at senior levels in the midst of humanitarian crisis situations.

· Demonstrated diplomatic, interpersonal, and representational skills in order to effectively achieve humanitarian objectives within the USG at senior levels, including with DOD, Embassies, Members of Congress, and senior executive branch staff the midst of international humanitarian crisis situations.

Leading Teams Experience (10 points)

· Demonstrated experience leading teams of varied nationalities and cultural backgrounds working in a constant state of complex, international humanitarian crisis.

· Experience leading a diverse team of program, technical, and administrative staff, including senior U.S. professionals, working in a constant state of in complex, international humanitarian crisis.

Interview Performance (40 points)

Timed Writing Test (15 points)

Satisfactory Professional Reference Checks (15 points)

Total Possible Points: 100

BASIS OF RATING: Applicants who meet the Education/Experience requirements and Selection Factors will be further evaluated in accordance with the Applicant Rating System. Those applicants determined to be competitively ranked may also be evaluated on interview performance and satisfactory professional reference checks.

Applicants are required to address each factor of the Applicant Rating System in their resume, describing specifically and accurately what experience, training, education and/or awards they have received as it pertains to each factor. Be sure to include your name and the announcement number at the top of each additional page. Failure to address the selection factors and/or Applicant Rating System factors may result in not receiving credit for all pertinent experience, education, training and/or awards.

The most qualified candidates may be interviewed and required to provide a writing sample. OFDA will not pay for any expenses associated with the interviews. Professional references and academic credentials will be evaluated for applicants being considered for selection. Note: Please be advised that references may be obtained independently from other sources in addition to the ones provided by an applicant. OFDA reserves the right to select additional candidates if vacancies become available during future phase of the selection process.

How to apply:

APPLYING:

Applications must be received by the closing date and time at the address specified in the cover letter.

Qualified individuals are required to submit:

  1. Complete resume. In order to fully evaluate your application, your resume must include:

(a) Paid and non-paid experience, job title, location(s), dates held (month/year), and hours worked per week for each position. Dates (month/year) and locations for all field experience must also be detailed. Any experience that does not include dates (month/year), locations, and hours per week will not be counted towards meeting the solicitation requirements.

(b) Specific duties performed that fully detail the level and complexity of the work.

(c) Names and contact information (phone/email) of your current and/or previous supervisor(s). Current and/or previous supervisors may be contacted for a reference.

(d) Education and any other qualifications including job-related training courses, job-related skills, or job-related honors, awards or accomplishments.

(e) U.S. Citizenship.

(f) Optional: How did you hear about this opportunity? (FedBizOps, OFDA Jobs, Career Fair, etc.).

Your resume should contain sufficient information to make a valid determination that you fully meet the experience requirements as stated in this solicitation. This information should be clearly identified in your resume. Failure to provide information sufficient to determine your qualifications for the position will result in loss of full consideration.

  1. USPSC Application form AID 302-3. Applicants are required to complete sections A through I. This form must be physically signed. Electronic signatures will not be accepted.

Additional documents submitted will not be accepted.

By submitting your application materials, you certify that all of the information on and attached to the application is true, correct, complete, and made in good faith. You agree to allow all information on and attached to the application to be investigated. False or fraudulent information on or attached to your application may result in you being eliminated from consideration for this position, or being terminated after award, and may be punishable by fine or imprisonment.

To ensure consideration of applications for the intended position, please reference the solicitation number on your application, and as the subject line in any email.

DOCUMENT SUBMITTALS

Via email: recruiter@ofda.gov

Kenya: SECURITY INTERN-NAIROBI

Organization: ACTED
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 23 Apr 2018

Position: Security Intern

Department: Security

Direct hierarchy: Country Security Manager (CSM)

Contract duration: 3 Months (with possible extension)

Location: Nairobi-Kenya.

Starting date: ASAP

Background on ACTED

ACTED is a French humanitarian NGO, founded in 1993, which supports vulnerable populations, affected by humanitarian crises worldwide. ACTED provides continued support to vulnerable communities by ensuring the sustainability of post-crisis interventions and engaging long-term challenges facing our target populations, in order to break the poverty cycle, foster development and reduce vulnerability to disasters. Their interventions seek to cover the multiple aspects of humanitarian and development crises through a multidisciplinary approach which is both global and local, and adapted to each context. Their 3,300 staff is committed in to responding to emergencies worldwide, to supporting recovery and rehabilitation, towards sustainable development. ACTED is looking for professionally confident, self-motivated, experienced and committed team player to fill Security Intern Position in Nairobi-Kenya.

Position Profile

This position, reporting to the Country Security Manager (CSM) Kenya-Somalia, will ensure that the security standards of ACTED staff are high and ensure high-level security of all ACTED assets, property and resources within ACTED sphere of influence and context of operations. He/she will acquire operational comprehensive understanding of ACTED program in Kenya and Somalia/Somaliland and provide support and advice in terms of security.

What can the Intern expect from this internship?

The roles and responsibilities in this intern position will primarily be around learning the security operations processes and assisting the Country Security Manager to improve our monitoring and information management capabilities while managing all aspects related to data management and filing of the various safety and security related documents. You will get real hands-on experience on issues related to support teams operating in volatile environment supporting Security and field teams revising and upgrading our security protocols. The first phase (3 months) will focus on upgrading and updating all related protocols to be shared to the teams, a likely second phase (3 months) will focus on the gradual development of the protocols in place. Each period with a strong need of restructuring the way information is received, stored, maintained, and updated as well as ways the information is shared.

Job Scope:

Under the guidance of the Security Manager, s/he will;

  • Assist in enhancing our existing monitoring and alerting capabilities.
  • Supporting teams dealing with safety and security responsibilities to integrate new processes
  • Assist in improving existing internal security SOPs and systems.
  • Support for updating existing protocols.

· Fill reports in case of security incident and follow up as appropriate.

· Fill the incident data base for Kenya/Somalia and centralize the national incident data bases, and GPS coordinates (kmz).

· Ensure proper filing/file maintenance of security related documents; daily, weekly, bi weekly reports, alerts, and dissemination of the same through the various internal media.

· Keep contacts, mailing lists, WhatsApp and or skype groups up to date.

· Compile weekly reports, relevant parts of internal monthly reports and other specific report where/when appropriate

· Compile Safety and Security Needs and available budget; prepare documents to be presented to Finance and Procurement – Logistics to respond to needs in time and within budget.

· Support to other task on ad hoc base

Qualifications/Skills Required

· Bachelor degree in Arts, Social Sciences, Management, or a related security field.

· While previous experience in security is not mandatory candidates with relevant technical experience will be an advantage.

  • Either demonstrable experience in: report writing and analysis, incident reporting, incident mapping, information collection and analysis, writing, and/or developing security related protocols OR Document management,
  • Be passionate about Security.
  • Precise, concise, attention to details is expected.
  • Good communication and problem solving skills.
  • Good understanding and use of most MS office tools (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) Google Earth…
  • Fluency in English is Mandatory.

How to apply:

*Qualified candidates with the required skills and qualifications are invited to submit their detailed curriculum vitae and cover letter as a single document(the cover letter should be on the first page and the CV should start on the second page) to* kenya.jobs@acted.org on or before 23rd April 2018 with the subject line “Application for Security Intern Position”. Applications sent after the deadline will not be considered. Only shortlisted candidates that will be contacted.

ACTED will at no stage of recruitment process request candidate to make payments of any kind. Further, ACTED has not retained any agent in connection with recruitments. ACTED is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Kenya: CONSULTANCY – To Undertake the Development of Humane Dog Management Technical Training Manual for Africa

Organization: World Animal Protection
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 18 Apr 2018

World Animal Protection is looking to appoint a Consultant to undertake the development of a Humane Dog Management training manual to be used in the delivery of the Better Lives for Dogs Campaign in Africa.

The training manual targets high-level government officers working for Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries, Ministry of Education and Ministry of Health at both the national and county governments in Kenya. The manuals use targets also institutions of higher learning (Universities) Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, VERU, and Tertiary Agriculture and Livestock Training Institutions. The materials will be useful and easily adaptable to suit the need and context of different audiences across Africa where World Animal Protection works

This initial scope will be firmed up in the initial report of the consultant for discussion with the World Animal Protection.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

The Consultant should have a background in the following areas:

i) A minimum Bachelors of Education Degree in Education or Curriculum development from a reputable institution of higher learning in Kenya learning. Experience with training of professionals will be an advantage

ii) A Bachelors in Veterinary Medicine, Animal health/ Science or livestock production with experience in teaching at tertiary levels or undertaking professional trainings.

iii) Experience in similar consultancy work environment and should be able to demonstrate evidence of work done including references of clients whose services were rendered to. (Beneficiaries)

iv) Ability to work with documents in Adobe PDF. (Preferred)

For more details on the Terms of Reference (TORs) and the scope of the consultancy, follow this link our website: https://www.worldanimalprotection.or.ke/jobs-and-internships

How to apply:

For details on the complete Request for Proposal (RFP) and how to apply, follow this link our website:

https://www.worldanimalprotection.or.ke/jobs-and-internships

Kenya: Senior Program Coordinator

Organization: American Refugee Committee International
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 27 Apr 2018

POSITION TITLE: Senior Program Coordinator
DEPARTMENT OR COUNTRY PROGRAM: Somalia
RESPONSIBLE TO: Country Director
STATUS: Full-time
SUPERVISORY CAPACITY: All Program, Grants and M&E staff
DATE: April 2018

DEPARTMENT/COUNTRY PROGRAM DESCRIPTION/MISSION

ARC International is an entrepreneurial humanitarian and development organization that assists displaced people to move from vulnerability to resilience, from impoverishment to a basic level of well-being, and from exclusion to inclusion.

The overall objective of ARC International’s Somalia/Somaliland program is to broaden opportunities for disadvantaged communities in (particularly women and youth) to pursue a secure and sustainable livelihood; create an environment that enables social and economic re-integration of Somali youth into society through technical, vocational and leadership skills development that enables young people to secure gainful employment; sustainably rehabilitate through social transformation and economic empowerment; respond to recurring emergencies and help build resiliency of communities through strengthening of existing social services such as health and water facilities/structures and support creation of durable solutions for returnees to Somalia through a set of integrated activities aimed at socio-economic reintegration into their country and communities of origin.

PRIMARY PURPOSE OF THE POSITION

The Senior Program Coordinator will play a leading role in ensuring overall program quality and impact, ensure that programs are contextually appropriate, monitored closely and funded sufficiently. The Senior Program Coordinator will be responsible for developing a coherent program strategy, strong program design through effective M&E systems and represent ARC in inter-agency meetings.

PRIMARY DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES

Program Strategy, Design and Development 50%

· Provide leadership to the development of an integrated program strategy.

· Promote excellence in programs through ongoing programmatic and strategic support for field-based program staff, including the development of M&E systems.

· Ensure programs are designed according to ARC and industry best practices and ARC program framework.

· Work with HQ technical leads in the development of relevant programming frameworks.

· Working in collaboration with the Country Director, proactively identify opportunities for new programming initiatives and funding to support them.

· Ensure that new proposals promote high quality programming by responding to identified needs, taking account of recognized best practices, minimum standards and lessons learned from earlier programs.

Program Management and Oversight 35 %

· Working in collaboration with Program managers, ensure that program implementation is managed closely through the development of structured work plans, indicator tracking and monitoring plans.

· Support Program Managers to fulfill their budget-holder expectations. Ensure project expenditures are monitored and corrective action is initiated and tracked where required.

· Convene grant review meetings where program performance is reviewed and corrective action taken as needed, and promote program integration.

· Lead comprehensive program reviews including mid-term reviews, final evaluations, and assessments.

· Provide leadership to ensure timely and high-quality progress reports as per ARC and donor guidelines.

· Provide proper representation in cluster and other coordination forums at national and regional levels.

· Build capacity of program staff in the areas of program development.

· Set performance objectives with all supervisees, and conduct scheduled performance evaluations. Ensure that all supervisees also complete the performance management cycle with their own supervisees.

Representation and Inter-agency Coordination 15%

Represent ARC in inter-agency coordination meetings, cluster meetings and NGO Consortium meetings.

EDUCATION, TECHNICAL SKILLS & KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED

  • Minimum of 7 years’ experience with humanitarian and development programs in complex emergency or post-conflict settings.
  • Master’s degree in a relevant field (International Development, program planning and management).
  • Demonstrated experience in program development (both humanitarian and development programs), grant management, monitoring and evaluation, team building, and strategy setting.
  • Experience working closely with and building the capacity of national program managers.
  • Strong coordination and leadership skills with proven ability to work across multiple technical areas simultaneously, supporting multiple staff members.
  • Experience working with donors (OFDA, USAID, UNHCR, BPRM, DIFD, CIDA, SIDA), international and national NGOs, and government agencies.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and representation experience.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English.
  • Strong report writing and documentation skills.

KEY BEHAVIORS & ABILITIES

  • Willingness to work in multi-cultural setting.
  • Willingness to travel to field sites and communities on a regular basis.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to talk with high-level officials, as well as community members.
  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge in participatory techniques and methodologies.
  • Strong personal commitment to gender equality.
  • Experience in supervising both expatriate and national staff and strong mentoring capacity.

American Refugee Committee is an Equal Opportunity Employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental disability, or protected veteran status. American Refugee Committee complies with all applicable laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.

How to apply:

Click here to apply: https://app.jobvite.com/j?cj=ojPn6fwl&s=ReliefWeb

Kenya: Senior Procurement Officer

Organization: Adam Smith International
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 08 Apr 2018

Duty Station: Nairobi, Kenya

Type: 12 months (w/ possibility of extension)

Deadline: 8th of April 2018 (2330hrs East Africa Time)

Background

The Somalia Stability Fund is a multi-donor fund working towards a peaceful, secure, and stable Somalia. It offers Somali stakeholders a source of multi-year funding that can respond to local needs and opportunities. The Stability Fund aims to contribute to enhancing stability in Somalia through the following programmatic outputs:

  1. Fault-lines for political conflict (FGS-FMS, inter & intra state) are identified and appropriately addressed.

  2. Enhanced popular participation in governance, particularly for women and excluded communities

  3. Increased government visibility and community engagement

  4. Reduced community vulnerability to conflict

Purpose

The SSF is seeking a Senior Procurement Officer to provide support and guidance on all procurement related activities and support the coordination of all grant and contract management and compliance from project inception to closeout.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities

In coordination with the Procurement Manager and Procurement Administrator, provide procurement and contracting technical assistance and support to the Investment Management team.

Compliance: Ensure procurement conducted is guided by the SSF Procurement Policies and Procedures Manual as well as the SSF Handbook. Ensure SSF is audit ready and compliant with DFID and SSF policies and procedures.

Technical Support: Provide day to day support and assistance on all procurement related processes and documentation; on the job training and guidance on all aspects of procurement within the SSF process to include but not limited to review of standard bidding documents and Calls for Concepts and Proposal documents; documenting the procurement process undertaken and the Value for Money justification to ensure adherence to SSF’s strategy and objectives; and provide support to the Procurement Manager and the Procurement Administrator as and when required.

Contract Management Support: Provide guidance and support to the Investment Managers with contract management and modification as required.

Coordination: Ensure good coordination between all relevant units and technical experts during the procurement process; Support and facilitate as required the weekly Investment Tracker meetings.

Process Review: Support the periodic business process reviews to streamline SSF processes and maximise efficiency in delivering SSF.

Training: Conduct training on procurement, ethics and contract/grant agreement drafting and modification to the SSF team and partners as required.

Documentation and Process Management: Support the operationalising of the procurement system of the SSF platform to ensure that it functions as a Management Information System and train the staff on its use and utility for enhanced investment management.

Reporting

The Senior Procurement Officer will report to the Procurement Manager.

Key competencies and Experience

The Senior Procurement Officer will need to work effectively in a flexible and adaptive environment and enjoy working in a team. The position requires the following skills and experience:

• Degree in procurement, supply chain management or finance/accounting related degree;

• Minimum of five years of relevant experience working in procurement for DFID or other donor funded programmes;

• Experience working in Somalia or other fragile country and environment;

• Previous demonstrated experience in contract drafting;

• Essential IT skills inclusive of MS Office and demonstrated experience working with spreadsheets Applicant must be able to demonstrate and may be required to undertake a short test during the selection process to verify skill level.

• Excellent communication, inter-personal and team-working skills.

• Political awareness, technical skills and ability to work in complex operating environments like Somalia.

How to apply:

If you meet the above criteria please send a cover letter and your CV (maximum of 4 pages total) to fatma.nyambura@stabilityfund.so,** “Senior Procurement Officer– Nairobi” in the title of your email.

***DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 8*th of April 2018**

Due to the large volume of applications we receive, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. Canvassing will lead to disqualification.

Kenya: Head of Cluster – East & Central Africa

Organization: Tearfund
Country: Kenya, Rwanda
Closing date: 30 Apr 2018

We're Christians passionate about ending poverty. We're following Jesus where the need is greatest, working through local churches to unlock people's potential and helping them to discover that the answer to poverty is within themselves. When disasters strike, we respond quickly. We won't stop until poverty stops.

We have an exciting new role at Tearfund for someone to head up our East and Central Africa Cluster.

This role is responsible for leading, supporting, equipping and encouraging the Country Leads within the cluster to enable Tearfund's vision, outcomes and priorities to ensure ‘one Tearfund'.

You will represent and support all aspects of Tearfund's work in the cluster, linking into appropriate regional churches/ bodies and to link with fellow clusters leads to ensure learning both within and across clusters. In addition, you will provide strategic leadership to the whole International Group (IG) effort alongside other members of the IG Senior Management Team.

Do you have experience of:

  • Leading and delivering strategic and operational change within teams in country, cluster and across organisations.
  • Partnering with national NGO and church partner organisations
  • Connecting and building relationships with church bodies across the region
  • Organisational leadership, including forming and shaping a team.
  • Strategic and operational leadership of development and disaster management
  • Budget planning and management

Are you able to:

  • Empower country teams to do their work and hold them accountable for results
  • Lead and inspire a team and back them with support to achieve a common vision
  • Plan, prioritise and organise multiple work tasks under tight timelines and in close cooperation with multiple stakeholders
  • Lead dynamically in changing contexts and through change within organisations, bringing fresh energy and vision
  • Make and take responsibility for operational decisions
  • Manage conflict effectively

Are you:

  • An excellent leader with coaching and mentoring skills
  • Fluent in English (written and verbal)
  • A relationship-builder with networking skills Do you share in Tearfund's vision to see all people freed from poverty, living transformed lives, and reaching their God-given potential?

Then we'd love to hear from you!

All applicants must be committed to Tearfund's Christian beliefs.

Please note: this role will be based in either Kenya or Rwanda.

Tearfund offer a competitive salary and benefits package. The salary is market matched and will depend on where the role is located.

Preference will be given to those with the right to live and work in countries within the region​

How to apply:

For further details or to apply please visit: http://jobs.tearfund.org/tearfund/jobs/vacancy/head-of-cluster—east–central-africa-1491/1517/description/

Graduate Trainee Program Vacancies in Kenya

Job Vacancies: Graduate Trainee Program


Solutions Unlimited is a leading Security Systems service provider with its Head Quarters in Nairobi Kenya.

We dedicate ourselves to providing unsurpassed, personalized, quality products and services and are a leading service provider in Kenya for CCTV systems, Vehicle Tracking Solutions, Biometric Access control & Time attendance systems, Fire Safety Solutions, Burglar and Intruder Alarm Systems.

The graduate trainee program is a periodical program that seeks to recruit very talented fresh graduates to boost the already existing team with fresh ideas. For a period of between 6 months to 1 year, the graduates are guided in solving real business challenges.

We are looking to absorb people who will always take challenges and put effort in the friendly competition with the peer group, being eager to see their team succeed with themselves putting an outstanding contribution towards it.

Solutions Unlimited seeks to recruit interns for the following positions:

·         Front Office and Administration

·         Operations Management

Key Duties & Responsibilities

·         Successful candidates must possess excellent presentation & communication skills

·         Highly creative and Innovative individuals with the ability to work within teams

·         They should also have the ability to deliver results within strict deadlines.

·         Applicants should be 25 years of age and below.

Education: We are interested in candidates who have attained a minimum Bachelor’s Degree from recognized institutions within the last three (3) years in any of the following disciplines, Sociology, International Relations, Marketing, Business Administration or related disciplines

Email your CV ONLY to hr@solutionsunlimited.co.ke on or before 13th April 2018.

DO NOT attach scans of academic certificates.

Only successful candidates will be contacted.

For more information about us, please visit www.solutionsunlimited.co.ke.

Solutions Unlimited does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.

Recruitment in BM Security, Nairobi, Kenya

Technical Manager


The Technical Manager is responsible for providing leadership and direction for the Technical Department. As Head of Technical, you will be responsible for improving performance, productivity, efficiency and profitability through the implementation of effective methods and strategies. You will manage a team of technicians and other direct reports and work with vendors to ensure the highest quality products in BM’s line of electronic security offerings.

Qualifications

·      Degree in Electrical & Electronic Engineering / Telecommunications or a related field from a recognised university

·      At least five years working experience in the electronic security industry preferably in private security in a management position

·      Excellent understanding of Integrated Security Solutions (Intruder Detection and Alarm, CCTV, Access Control, Fire Detection and Alarm

·      Advanced professional training in project management

·      Presentable and articulate

·      Good negotiation skills

·      Knowledge of basic accounting (Budgets/Expenditure/Billing etc.)

·      Computer literate

·      Unquestionable integrity

·      Team player

·      Excellent administration, communication and organisation skills

·      Ability to work under pressure with minimum supervision

Branch Manager Admin

The Branch Manager is a key member of the management team responsible for planning, directing and coordinating all branch operations. As Branch Head of Operations, you will be responsible for improving performance, productivity, efficiency and profitability through the implementation of effective methods and strategies.

Qualifications

·      Degree in Business Management / Risk Management / Criminology or a related field from a recognised university

·      At least five years working experience in the security industry

·      Professional training in security or in the disciplined forces

·      Member of a Private Security Association preferred

·      Presentable and articulate

·      Good negotiation skills

·      Knowledge of basic accounting

·      Computer literate

·      Unquestionable integrity

·      Team player

·      Excellent administration, communication and organisation skills

Sales Executive

We are looking for a competitive and trustworthy Sales Executive to help us build up our Electronic Security business activities. You will be responsible for discovering and pursuing new sales prospects and maintaining customer satisfaction. The goal is to meet and surpass the companys expectations to drive rapid and sustainable growth.

Responsibilities

·      Conduct market research to identify selling possibilities and evaluate customer needs

·      Actively seek out new sales opportunities through cold calling, networking and social media

·      Conduct and assist with technical surveys and survey report preparation

·      Set up meetings with potential clients and listen to their wishes and concerns

·      Prepare and deliver appropriate presentations on products/ services

·      Create frequent reviews and reports with sales and financial data

·      Ensure the availability of stock for sales and demonstrations

·      Participate on behalf of the company in exhibitions or conferences

·      Negotiate/close deals and handle complaints or objections

·      Work with alarm response teams to scout for potential business

·      Follow up on project installations

·      Collaborate with team to achieve better results

Qualifications

·      Degree in Electrical & Electronic Engineering / Telecommunications from a recognised university

·      Diploma or Certificate in Sales and Marketing

·      Proven experience as a sales executive for electronic security solutions (at least 3 years)

·      Proficiency in English

·      Excellent knowledge of MS Office

·      Thorough understanding of marketing and negotiating techniques

·      Fast learner and passion for sales

·      Self-motivated with a results-driven approach

·      Aptitude in delivering attractive presentations

·      High school certificate (KCSE)

Alarms Technician

We are looking for a thorough alarms technician responsible for installation, testing, fault diagnosis and maintenance of our wide variety of electronic security systems. The successful candidate will be a thorough professional with a practical mind and attention to detail, able to work autonomously and responsibly by observing all health and safety guidelines.

Qualifications

·      Higher level of education, preferably Diploma in Electrical/Electronic Engineering or relevant field

·      Proven experience in electronic security installations with at least 2 years experience

·      Specific Manufacturer Software/Hardware certification will be an advantage

·      Computer literate

·      Strong communication and interpersonal skills

·      Excellent customer care and public relations skills

·      Proven ability to manage multiple projects at a time while paying strict attention to detail

·      Excellent verbal and written communications skills

·      Self-starter with a high degree of motivation and pro-activeness

·      Honest and ethical with high levels of integrity and confidentiality

Security Officers & Dog Handlers 

Operations (Security Officers and Dog Handlers)

Ongoing Recruitment

Mandatory Requirements:

·      KCSE qualification with minimum grade of D – (Minus)

·      Age 23-40 years

·      Height 5 feet 7 inches

How to Apply

To apply email your current curriculum vitae and a cover letter to recruitment@bmsecurity.com, indicating in the email subject the role you are applying for. Clearly marked applications can also be dropped at our head office in Nairobi.

Kenya: Project Officer- Local Level Advocacy ( Makueni County)

Organization: World Vision
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 05 Apr 2018

Purpose of the position:

The position is responsible for the successfully implementation of local level advocacy project in Mwala Area Program that contribute to child wellbeing outcomes.

Specifically the Project Officer will lead the implementation of initiatives that strengthen engagement between citizens, Non state actors and Government officials to enhance governance processes and public service delivery.

In order to successfully do so, the Project Officer must be able to effectively communicate World Vision’s Christian ethos and demonstrate a quality of spiritual life that serves as an example to others.

Effective Project, Planning and Implementation 60%

· Develop and roll out the Project’s detailed implementation plan and ensure project effectiveness and efficiency

· Ensure timely and effective community & partner mobilization for meaningful involvement in project implementation

· In liaison with partners develop monthly project work plans with clear targets, budgets and detailed implementation plans.

· Undertake participatory training of community members and partners on public planning, budgeting and monitoring service delivery using various advocacy approaches.

· Manage the project budget and ensure regular review of project expenditure

· Establish effective cross-functional linkages with other WVK projects in Mwala Area Program.

· In liaison with project accountant track project implementation expenditure levels and budgets

Monitoring, reporting and documentation 20%

· Develop project monitoring plan jointly with communities and partners

· Conduct monthly monitoring of indicators as per M&E plan

· Ensure data collection is conducted in accordance with the monitoring plan and standards in line with the Project M&E plan and ITT

· Develop quality reports such as weekly briefs, monthly reports, in-line with WV and donor(s) reporting guidelines;

· Clean, organise and archive the project data according to the monitoring system guidelines; and store data in a safe, secure and accessible location

· Facilitate regular reflections on monitoring practice and make improvements as may be appropriate

· Review the learning and monitoring reports developed during the reporting period

· Document best practices, human interest stories and work with Area Program manager and Knowledge Management officer to refine the stories for publication

Engagement and networking 15%

· Undertake comprehensive annual external context analysis identifying all key local level institutions and stakeholders for engagement

· Establish, maintain and update database of all the strategic institutions and stakeholders (e.g. community groups, Government, Civil Society Organizations and the Private Sector)

· Effectively represent of WVK in stakeholder meetings and forums at county, sub-county levels and other relevant platforms

· Support the development of Engagement Agreements / Memorandum of Understanding with Strategic local level institutions as may be appropriate

· Ensure WVK visibility in the local level Public Participation for a

Other duties 5%

As assigned by the Supervisor

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

The following may be acquired through a combination of formal or self-education, prior experience or on-the-job training:

· Degree in Political Science, Sociology, Community Development, Law or a related field.

· A minimum of 3 years (Degree level) experience in working/programming in community development and leading advocacy initiatives

· Experience in conducting Advocacy related trainings

· Experience in providing technical support to communities and partners to engage in discussion with the government, duty bearers and service providers.

· Experience in engagements with government departments and decision makers in policy dialogue, as well as networking and collaborating with other non-government stakeholders

· Experience in project design, proposal writing, needs assessments, surveys, and information management

· leaders and other stakeholders

Other Competencies/Attributes:

· Must be a committed Christian, able to stand above denominational diversities.

· Excellent English communication skills (both oral and written).

· A team player, capable of building staff and community capacity Advocacy.

· Cross-cultural sensitivity, flexible world view and emotional maturity.

· Ability to maintain performance expectations in diverse cultural contexts, psychologically stressful environments and physical hardship conditions with limited resources.

· Commitment to World Vision Core Values and Mission Statement. Ability to exhibit exemplary lifestyle as interpreted in specific local cultural context.

· Other responsibilities: While this job description is intended to be an accurate reflection of the duties involved in this position, WVI reserves the right to add, remove or alter duties when necessary.

· Must be willing to perform other duties as required.

How to apply:

For more information on the job and application procedure, please visit: http://careers.wvi.org/job-opportunities-in-africa and submit your online application including a detailed CV, current and expected salary, with names of three referees. Application deadline is April 5, 2018 at midnight. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted**.**

World Vision is a child focused organization and upholds the rights and wellbeing of children. Our recruitment and selection procedures include screening and background checking for child abuse related offenses. World Vision is an equal opportunity employer.

World Vision does not use employment agencies nor does it charge money for recruitment, interviews, or medical checks. More information about vacancies can be found on our official careers page https://careers.wvi.org/.