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Kenya: Communication for Development Specialist (Immunization & Health), P-4, Fixed Term, Nairobi, Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Office

Organization: UN Children's Fund
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 06 May 2018

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child, a voice.

UNICEF, as the lead agency for communication and social mobilization for Routine Immunization and New Vaccine Introduction as per the global Partner Engagement Framework 2016-2020, has increased its capacity at Headquarters and Regional Offices in Africa in order to better coordinate technical assistance to Country Offices and partners, especially in specific priority countries. This enhanced capacity and improved coordination is necessary to provide C4D technical support to countries and regions with low immunization coverage rates, issues with coverage equity, and high risk of outbreaks of Vaccine Preventable Diseases (VPDs). In addition, this position will enhance coordination among immunization interventions and overall Reproductive, Maternal, New-born and Child and Adolescent Health (RMNCAH) initiatives.

How can you make a difference?

The C4D Specialist (Health) at ESARO will work under the direct supervision of the Regional Adviser, C4D. He/she will work in partnership with the Health Section Communication for Development Specialist/Team at NYHQ to provide technical assistance to Country Offices and build capacity among EPI and RMNCAH partners in evidence-based C4D planning, resource mobilization for plan implementation, systematic data collection and knowledge management, monitoring and evaluation, and reporting. The incumbent will work closely with selected COs to 1) deliver on UNICEF commitments to donors related to new vaccine introductions and routine immunization, 2) document successes and challenges for quarterly reports and training purposes, and 3) provide resources and leverage opportunities for sustainable capacity development in C4D at COs for immunization and related child survival interventions. Emphasis will be placed on developing systems and online resources that help NYHQ, Regional Offices, Country Offices and partners collaborate and share information, leverage technical support to mutual benefit, and improve HQ/RO joint monitoring and oversight of the global C4D Programme for Routine Immunization and New and Underutilized Vaccines Introduction. In addition to facilitating country-level delivery of UNICEF commitments to donors, the incumbent will also provide technical inputs towards capacity building through developing, adapting, and sharing training products, helping country and sub-national teams identify and select communication personnel, and guiding countries in technical matters specific to their immunization and related maternal, new-born and child health communication programmes, including community prevention and treatment of pneumonia and diarrhea.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assists Country Office teams in every step of evidence-based communication and social mobilization planning, implementation and monitoring. This includes guidance in research design, applying research results in developing evidence-based national communication plans with EPI and RMNCAH partners (including budgets to facilitate resource mobilization for implementation), technical support for GAVI Processes, EPI programme reviews, cultivating government ownership of plan implementation, and monitoring of process and outcome data to improve country programme delivery. This work includes coordinating with HQ to manage the work and outputs of in-country consultants working with EPI partners to support new vaccine introductions.
  • Undertakes field visits (including joint HQ-RO field visits) to address CO needs related to C4D, immunization and RMNCAH and to monitor and evaluate implementation of programme activities, with a special focus on ensuring equity and effective strategies to reach children of underserved populations. Identifies and documents constraints and opportunities relevant to reaching underserved populations and suggests solutions to relevant counterparts to improve programme delivery.
  • Provides technical support and guidance to selected countries to implement C4D interventions on social accountability and community feedback mechanism.
  • Develops, collects, adapts, organizes, designs and helps implement effective training materials to build capacity at COs and among EPI and RMNCAH partners in all aspects of evidence-based communication and social mobilization for routine immunization and other child survival interventions.
  • Systematically captures findings, experiences, lessons learned, best practices, new templates and tools, and innovative methods/approaches for adaptation for a range of applications, including case material for training modules and preparation of donor reports. Prepares periodic progress reports for sharing with programme staff at headquarters, regional offices, and country offices, as well as donors and partners. Ensures budgets are properly planned, monitored, and controlled such that funds are allocated appropriately and optimally at each stage of planning and implementation.
  • To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • An advanced university degree in the social/behavioural sciences, (Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology, Health Education) with emphasis on strategic communication planning for behaviour development, social mobilization, participatory communication, and research.*A first University Degree in a relevant field combined with 2 additional years of professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an Advanced University Degree.
  • Minimum eight years of progressively responsible professional work experience in the development, planning and management of social development programmes, including at least four years in developing countries, with practical experience in the adaptation and application of communication planning processes to specific programmes.

  • Relevant experience in a UN system agency or organization will be considered an asset.
  • Experience in Sub-Sahara Africa and in particular in Eastern and Southern Africa will be considered an asset.
  • Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency will be considered an asset.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of French or Portuguese will be considered an asset.
  • For every Child, you demonstrate…

    UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

    The technical competencies required for this post are Leading and Supervising, Formulating Strategies and Concepts, Relating and Networking, Persuading and Influencing, Applying Technical Expertise, Entrepreneurial Thinking.

    View our competency framework at http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

    Remarks:

    Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

    How to apply:

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=512387

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    Kenya: Programme Officer Governance/Migration

    Organization: Government of Switzerland
    Country: Kenya, Somalia
    Closing date: 30 Apr 2018

    International Cooperation Division, Embassy of Switzerland in Nairobi

    The Swiss Government supported Regional Programme Horn of Africa (RPHoA) focuses on Somalia and the arid and semi-arid lands of South-Eastern Ethiopia and North-Eastern Kenya. In the frame of its Cooperation Strategy 2018-2021, the programme supports projects in the four sectors food security, health, governance and migration/protection. The overall aim of the strategy is to contribute to the reduction of poverty, improve human security and stability and address migration challenges. The programme is designed as a whole of government approach, in which different departments of the Swiss Government are closely collaborating. The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, through the International Cooperation Division of the Swiss Embassies in Nairobi and Addis Ababa, is in charge of the RPHoA supported development and humanitarian projects. These projects are implemented through a variety of partners (e.g. IGAD, UN agencies, international and national NGOs, government institutions), using different instruments (humanitarian aid, development cooperation, policy dialogue) and intervention modalities (bilateral and multilateral mandates or contributions, pooled funds, deployment of experts etc.). Policy dialogue at national and regional level, donor coordination, aid effectiveness principles in fragile and conflict affected contexts (New Deal and OECD principles on engagement in fragile contexts), as well as humanitarian principles and protection of civilians are systematically promoted.

    For the management of its governance/migration portfolio in Somalia, the International Cooperation Division of the Embassy of Switzerland in Nairobi is looking for a Programme Officer.

    Main Tasks

    · Support of the International Cooperation Division in ensuring the quality and result orientation of its governance/migration portfolio (programme cycle management) with a particular focus on state building in Somalia (institution building, inclusive politics, power and resource sharing, federalism).

    · Represent the Embassy in the dialogue with and coordination among international donors, government authorities and other relevant stakeholders in the governance sector of Somalia (including Pillar Working Groups).

    · Convene, organise and facilitate dialogue, knowledge sharing and joint learning with Swiss supported implementing partners and within the Embassy and continuously analyze and document information about the political, development and security relevant context (incl. political economy analysis) and translate it into conclusions for the Swiss programming. For this, a broad network of relevant governance sector stakeholders in Somalia needs to be maintained (government, civil society, private sector).

    · As an active member of the Embassy governance/migration team, contribute to the annual planning and reporting processes.

    Required Experience and Competencies

    · University degree in studies related to development (or similar education) and 5 years’ work experience in areas related to governance, preferably in Somalia.

    · Good understanding of the social, economic and political context of Somalia.

    · Experience in the management of governance development programmes and a good understanding of the principles, approaches and practices applied.

    · Experience with project cycle management (operational and financial planning, monitoring and evaluation of projects), CSPM, gender sensitive programming and engagement in fragile states.

    · Experience in the collaboration with national/local government authorities, multilateral agencies, donors and other development relevant stakeholders (UN, IFI’s, IGAD etc.).

    · Strong analytical capacity to synthesize and communicate conclusions, recommendations, and ability to credibly represent Swiss positions in the stakeholder and policy dialogue.

    · Ability to establish trusted partnerships with Swiss supported implementing partners and excellent ability to network and to work in a team.

    · Excellent knowledge of English (both spoken and in writing reports, project approval documents etc.). Fluent in Somali.

    · Ability to work independently and to deliver quality work on time.

    How to apply:

    Modalities of employment and application

    · Foreseen duty station is Nairobi with frequent travels to Somalia (applicant must be in possession of a valid working permit for Kenya). Duty station in Mogadishu may be considered.

    · Application deadline is April 30th 2018. Applications should include a letter of motivation (maximum 1 page), a CV (maximum 3 pages) and 2 references related to previous work experience. Applications have to be sent to nai.vertretung@eda.admin.ch. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted (within 3 weeks after receipt of application).

    · Start date: at the earliest convenience.

    Kenya: Conduct and document a practical workshop in Agroecology as applied to farms, rangelands and other communal drylands

    Organization: Trócaire
    Country: Kenya
    Closing date: 19 Apr 2018

    Terms of Reference to Conduct and Document Trócaire Africa Programmes’ Agroecology on Farm and Wider-than–Farm,

    Practical Exchange and Training workshop,

    Marimanti Kenya,

    May 21th to 25th, 2018.

    1. Background

    Trócaire is a 44-year old international development agency which works in 25 countries of Africa, Asia and Central America. Trócaire’s 2016-2020 Strategic Plan1, re-iterates Trócaire’s commitment to support people living in poverty, particularly women, to exercise their right to access and control natural resources and to benefit from the sustainable use and management of those resources. In terms of sustainable use of resources Trócaire, through its NGO partners, has been supporting the most marginalised rural households to improve their livelihoods through sustainably improving production and through better care of the land on which they farm. Trócaire has become aware that the household/family farm approach needs to be complemented with wider-than-farm strategies and whole community efforts. Trócaire as a right based organisation is concerned with the right to food and the seed, water and land rights which underpin access to good nutrition and a secure quality life. Thus Trócaire has a transformative approach to agriculture which is most closely exemplified by agroecology. Experience with agroecology in Central America supports and encourages our belief that agroecology can also make rural life physically, economically and socially viable in African countries. Globally agroecology is gaining purchase but there are many barriers to its widespread adoption and forces which work counter to people’s sovereignty over their food. In the African countries2 in which Trócaire works, national economic development plans consider the ‘modernisation’ of agriculture as one of the main means to address both hunger and revenues for the exchequer. Government aid to farmers is mostly focussed on single commodity production for distant markets. Government and donor funds for smallholder improvement are spent on fertiliser, pesticide and herbicide input distribution and natural resources stewardship is disconnected from so –called ‘productive’ sectors such as livestock husbandry and the cultivation of crops. Thus, although farmers in some countries, such as Uganda, have made huge strides in the adoption of organic agriculture, in the main there has been little progress in countering the non-sustainable input-focused conventional agricultural drive into smallholder systems. Good traditional land management practices and much of the agrobiodiversity have been lost resulting in higher risks of whole crop losses which in turn drives rural-urban migration. Trócaire has been successful in supporting thousands of farmers to adopt soil conservation and fertility-raising practices which have resulted in improvements to their livelihoods. Also communities have successfully established landscape and watershed management practices. However we consider that most of our programmes are at Phase One or the beginning of Phase Two in terms of adoption of agroecology. Implementation of some good practices (Phase One) is taking place in most of the land holdings which we influence, however the dropping of unsustainable and damaging practices (Phase Two) is only at an early stage. Consideration of whole –farm re-design towards a closed system where resources are sustainably cycled, that is Phase Three, is still at the theoretical stage.

    Justification for the Agroecology Workshop

    Trócaire’s has only recently formalised its adoption of agroecology as a strategy therefore its embedment into policy and implementation programmes is at an early stage. Although there is interest, enthusiasm and successful strides have been made amongst staff and partners there is doubt about agroecology’s potential for the following reasons;-

    · Few examples of successful implementation exist in Africa.

    · Multi cropping is considered backward.

    · Agroecology is thought to involve more drudgery than current farming systems.

    · Simplistic, quick-fix solutions are aggressively promoted, available and attractive.

    Most partner field officers come from a conventional agricultural background and are challenged to change completely their learning and experience of what successful agriculture is. Since in many countries’ education on agriculture is quite separate from natural resources management, many of the agriculturalists with whom we work have very little education in natural resources management or ecological or landscape thinking. Trócaire’s programme staff come from a variety of professional backgrounds which lean more strongly on the socio-economic than the biological sciences fields and therefore are new to the biophysical elements of agroecology.

    Specific areas in which partners and staff need practical training and exposure are:-

    1. How to co-identify, with the farming family, and assess the whole resources of a farm, its wider use and influence and how to use this information to support farm planning towards a more agroecological system. How to make an agroecological farm plan.

    2. How to incorporate natural vegetation into the farm and household food system – how to resist clearing it all before starting to cultivate!

    3. How to take a whole landscape/ecosystem/ sub-catchment common resources stewardship approach to community development e.g. to water supply, to food and nutrition security, to wild resources security.

    4. How to take a food–systems approach rather than a commodity focussed value chain approach to agricultural production.

    Therefore it is intended to conduct a practical training workshop with Resource Use & Rights Programme Officers and their partners from eight programme countries ;- Rwanda, DRC, S. Leone, Kenya, Ethiopia, Malawi, Zimbabwe and Uganda. The workshop will be hosted by the Trócaire Kenya Programme Office and three of its partners in Upper Eastern Kenya in the counties of Tharaka, Kitui, and Embu

    1. Objective of the consultancy

    The objective of the consultancy is to conduct and document the proceedings of a participatory 5-day workshop for 25-30 participants in Marimanti Kenya. This will include:

    I. Site preparations comprising consultations and site visits with farmers, agro-pastoralists, communities and partners in order to select suitable training examples for the participants to work on practically, analytically and to observe.

    II. Resources and equipment preparations

    III. Training materials preparations for each participant.

    IV. Documentation equipment and personnel preparation for recording the proceedings and editing them to a format/formats which can be distributed to the participants and others.

    Objective of the workshop

    To raise participants’ practical capacity in on-farm, on-rangeland and wider-than-farm agroecology and sustainable natural resources use and management.

    Outputs

    There will be three major outputs from the training workshop as follows:

    Participants will have

    1. Been exposed to and will have become familiar with;-

    · The meaning and status of agroecology globally with practical examples, the status of agroecology in their colleagues’ countries, policies and laws which support or limit its adoption.

    · The agroecological and natural resources activities of their colleagues in other countries, their experiences successes and challenges.

    · Practical assessment of the natural resource base and agroecological adaptation status of farms and landscape e.g. sub-catchment status and design of management plans on sites in dryland Kenya.

    · Natural resources laws and policies relevant to food sovereignty.

    1. Will have gained experience and skills in Agroecology by;-

    · Performing a practical in-field of the whole resource assets of a farm, a farm family and its surrounding a landscape together with the farm family.

    · Proposing a realistic practical plan for an agroecological re-design of a farm.

    · Will have together with a community,

    o Discussed and analysed and designed /re-designed a landscape/ sub-catchment plan (NR inventory & status, zonation agreements, legal instruments, managerial structures)

    o Considered the legal and organisational opportunities and

    o Considered the measures needed to implement it effectively in partnership with all relevant interests and stakeholders.

    o Collaboratively designed a stepwise strategy for implementation including full enforcement of the sub-catchment plans.

    1. Observed and analysed, measured, compared, planted, prepared and/or constructed

    · Vegetation cover on a farm or landscape

    · Orphan/Wild food and/or veterinary or plant protection resources

    · A planting design which nourishes the family all year round, protects and enhances the land

    · A cyclical farm waste and fertility system

    · A water saving, storage, distribution and soil protection system for a water supply programme.

    · Level or soil organic matter

    · Soil pH

    · Soil moisture level

    · A rain gauge.

    · A water level meter.

    Methodology

    The experiences of supporting Trócaire’s Programme Officers and partners to exchange and learn in three such workshops since 2013 has clearly shown that practical in-field demonstrations are their most highly desired and effective learning tools. Hands-on practice is even more effective, followed by sharing experience and knowledge with peers. Therefore all three methods will be used as the chief tools. The location of the workshop will lend itself to directly witnessing and addressing the practical challenges faced by agricultural communities in drylands. Problem solving assignments will be set for participants and they will be supported to work out sustainable solutions. The language of the workshop will be English and translation to Swahili and Tharaka when working in communities. Documentation will be photographic, video and through English written reports and guides. A draft schedule of content for each the five days is appended (Appendix 1).

    Venue

    The workshop conferencing and accommodation will be based in Marimanti town in dryland Upper Eastern Kenya. The daily practical sessions will take place in village communities and a variety of farm and sub-catchment sites in Tharaka Nithi which will include a river, farms and a hill

    1. Consultant Team Profile

    The consultancy team will bear the following expertise

    1. Agroecology and food sovereignty Specialist, who can lead practical exercises in making a draft participatory farm conversion plan and a catchment (or sub-catchment) management plan with selected farmers, community members and workshop participants and the community/ies. This will include practical assessment of the natural resources quality and quantity (participatory mapping) consideration of moisture, energy and nutrient cycling and of the human labour inputs and nutritional needs and facilitation of a process where participants learn how to apply agroecological principles to actual farm sites. The expert will be a passionate believer in agroecology and will be capable of fielding challenging questions on all aspects of agroecology.

    2. Sustainable water catchment management specialist who has more than 10 years’ experience of commissioning and evaluating systems for catchment protection and efficient water usage on farms. The person will be capable of leading participants in assessing the condition of an actual catchment (through various observation and measurement methods) and calculating the potential for increasing water infiltration and conservation –total water quantity and length of water availability throughout the year. They will also be capable of training participants in participative planning for communal catchment management. The expert will also have skills in assessing and improving technological choices for water saving and soil protection on irrigated farms including storage, delivery and in-field shading and anti-evaporation design.

    3. Reporting and documentation skills.

    The consultancy team will have capacity and equipment to document the workshop photographically, electronically/digitally and in hard copy.

    1. Estimated Timeline

    Date 2018

    Output

    April 20th

    Contract and overall schedule of work agreed.

    May 1st

    Trócaire’s and partners reports and other secondary data on local area and the project, and relevant global state-of the-art literature reviewed. Preliminary consultations with Trócaire and other resource persons in Kenya complete. Inception report with draft training plan submitted.

    May 14th

    Materials such as sketches, maps, satellite imagery, hydrological data, community analysis and mapping reports and plans assembled. Training resource materials researched and drafted and shared with Trócaire.

    May 16th

    Equipment assembled. Materials prepared for each participant.

    May 17th-19th

    Dry/Practice run with Programme team and partners in communities and other sites.

    May 20th

    Final preparations materials and training room at the central venue at Marimanti town,

    Evening – Dinner and meet and greet with participants and organisers.

    May 21th -25th noon.

    Conduct and document the five –day workshop

    25th afternoon – Wrap –up feedback meeting with Trócaire.

    May 31st

    Submit Draft report –digital, hard and electronic copies for comments.

    June 12th

    Re – draft report with adjusted recommendations.

    June 22nd

    Final report submitted.

    1. Key Deliverables

    The reporting output in English will comprise

    1. Inception report containing detailed training plan.

    2. Training hand-outs/resources/guidance/presentations and notes.

    3. An approximately 20-page report comprising sketches and photographs and text of the proceedings and the participants’ evaluation.

    4. Five to seven-minute video/DVD containing main learning points of the workshop.

    5. Reporting to

    The consultancy will be managed by Trócaire.

    The Consultant will report to the Trócaire Sustainable Agriculture Adviser.

    1. Financial

    A budget to cover the costs of the proposed methodology will be submitted. The Programme will cover the living allowances during the field work including accommodation, food and communication costs. Therefore the financial offers from the consultants should not include these costs which will be managed by Trócaire day to day. The Tender Price shall be in Euro (€), inclusive of VAT, per consultant day and will be awarded on a fixed price basis for the number of consultancy days estimated to be required to deliver on the objectives.

    9. Submission of proposals

    Consultants are invited to submit proposals outlining their capability to perform the task and deliver the expected outputs by detailing their

    1. Experience of similar work and their

    2. Relevant qualifications.

    3. Methodology to deliver the required works

    4. An example of previous similar work by the consultants should be submitted.

    5. Proposed budget to cover these works

    Only shortlisted consultants will be contacted.

    1. Appendices

    Appendix 1. Draft Schedule for the Agroecology Exchange and Training workshop May 20th-25th, Marimanti, Meru, Kenya.

    Sunday 20rd May Arrival of participants. Security briefing. Dinner with participants, resource persons and organisers.

    Day 1, May 21st Morning – Introductions and pictorial presentations from each country. Consolidated listing of successes and challenges. Success and challenges in promoting the principles and practice of agroecology on farms, rangelands, ecosystems, with staff and partners and in broader policy and advocacy strategies.

    Preparation/ guidance for farm visits to observe, assess and discuss the adoption of agroecology. Afternoon Participatory field exercise to assess and discuss adoption of agroecology on farms.

    Day 2, May 22ndMorning – Agroecology, the principles, of agroecology, why it works, how it works biophysically, why are promoting it for change to the condition of natural resources (on farms and wider than farms), Examples of where it is working globally. Food sovereignty, what it is and what differences it makes to social and economic well-being of rural households. Practical challenges to applying the principles and to challenging the political status quo of agricultural in the participating African countries. How to get a break through at grassroots level and in community and civil society.

    Preparations for site visit and farm re-design process. Afternoon- Field site visit and consultations with farmers who have begun the process of adopting agroecology. Consultations in order to gather data from the farmers re-designing the farm over a five year period in order to establish a self-sustaining system which can nourish the family and meet the other needs and aims of the family. Evening –participant team discussions and write-up of their farm re-design recommendations.

    Day 3, May 23rdEarly Morning – 1. Presentation of farm re-design plans by groups. Plenary discussions.

    2. Mid-morning. Applying agroecological principles beyond the farm –ecosystems, landscapes, catchments. Introduction to the need for a wider catchment approach, why Trócaire promotes it, what principles apply, what laws (international, national and local) and policies underpin the wise management of communal resources such as wild biodiversity and water.

    Introduction through maps and photos, existing catchment plans, and Kenya partner presentations to the water catchment landscape which we will study but Ideally the area in Tharaka where 1,200 households have gravity water supply from the local river) and for which the participants will prepare a catchment/landscape management plan. The water cycle, the importance of perennial vegetation, the farm re-designs and a joined-up approach to land use. Introduction to the relevant sections of Kenya Water Resources Management planning guidelines. Preparation of participants for site visits.

    3. Afternoon.

    First site visit. Observations of the catchment resources, uses and their condition and what is being done to monitor their status. Observation of the river and the gravity flow irrigation project (water extraction, water protection, water usage and return to the catchment, opportunities for better use of the water etc.).

    Day 4, May 24thEarly Morning – Second visit to the catchment to gather observations and information for designing an ecologically sensitive catchment management plan. Community consultations.

    Afternoon Preparation of team’s recommendations for catchment management including better water resources management in the landscape which encompasses on-farm and off farm changes.

    Evening Fun cultural and food event with relevance to the agroecological theme.

    Day 5 May 25thMorning Presentations on catchment re-design.

    Discussions; – Consider options for further addressing adoption of agroecology and communal catchment management in each country.

    One-to-one consultation period with consultant facilitator and other resource persons.

    Noon Evaluation of the week

    Close. Lunch. Depart for Nairobi airport.

    1 Web link to Strategic Plan https://www.trocaire.org/node/3253

    2 Trócaire has long and medium term programmes with farmer and pastoralist communities in Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, DRC, Sierra Leone, Malawi and Zimbabwe.

    How to apply:

    Tender to be submitted to: infonairobi@trocaire.org

    Please entitle your email submission as: Agroecology Training Proposal.

    Kenya: Administrative Assistant, KEMRI Wellcome Trust, Kilifi

    Organization: Wellcome Trust
    Country: Kenya
    Closing date: 27 Apr 2018

    The KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme is well known internationally for its work in improving global health. The Programme has a diverse clinical research programme that includes clinical trials of disease prevention, vaccines, management of acute illness, basic science and translation of research finding into global health policy.

    The Programme is searching for a qualified, dynamic and motivated person to fill the following position:

    ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Support activities of the COO’s office by providing administrative support services and technical assistance to ensure timely service delivery.
    • Manage COO’s internal meetings calendar
    • Support all Operations local and international travel arrangements, including TAR filing, flight booking and other travel administration
    • Maintain Departmental Heads’ leave plans
    • Support Clinical Services Department with medical electives and medical licences as called for
    • Manage Professional Indemnity Insurance for doctors, clinical officers and nurses – ensuring insurance is up-to-date and that incoming staff are added to the cover
    • Support Operations Departments’ visitors – ensuring sitting space, proper documentation, appropriate access to internal services and itineraries
    • Assist in compiling of operations reports, annual budgets and plans for submission under the supervision of the Operations Manager and Compliance Officer
    • Proofread and draft routine correspondence
    • Support filing and retrieval of files and documents in order to ensure that they are secure and accessible.
    • Maintain an inventory of office equipment in COO’s office and raising requisitions for additional supplies
    • Any other duties that may be assigned from time to time

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    • A Diploma in Secretarial Studies, Business Administration. Office Management or equivalent
    • At least 3 years’ experience in providing support to top executives and senior management teams
    • Considerable knowledge of office procedures and secretarial practices including organization, planning, records management and general administrative skills
    • Computer literacy with proficiency in Microsoft applications

    COMPETENCIES:

    • Strong planning, organisational and administrative skills
    • Strong problem-solving skills with keen attention to detail
    • Strong report writing, proofreading and editing skills
    • High level of confidentiality and discretion
    • Tact, poise and excellent communication and interpersonal skills
    • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships
    • Effective time management skills with the ability to prioritise workloads and work within tight deadlines
    • Team worker, able to work in a multi-cultural environment.

    How to apply:

    To apply for this role please click on the link below:-

    http://jobs.kemri-wellcome.org/job-advert/administrative-assistant-operations

    Kenya: Project Officer ASD Project

    Organization: Voluntary Service Overseas
    Country: Kenya
    Closing date: 24 Apr 2018

    Job Title: Project Officer -Accountability for Service Delivery

    Job purpose:The purpose of the post is to provide leadership in implementing Accountability for Service Delivery Project effectively in Laikipia and Isiolo counties

    Responsibilities

    • Totally responsible for effective delivery of all project deliverables and monitoring of project activities to achieve project outcomes
    • Lead project evaluation activities such as Political Economic Analysis, baseline, and end line evaluation and ensure project M&E plan is in place and adhered to
    • Compile comprehensive internal and external periodic reports and timely submission of the same
    • Lead in project's budget planning, tracking and ensuring timely submission of monthly projections variance analysis reports and donor financial reports
    • Engage in national and county level lobbying and advocacy processes with relevant Civil Society Organisations on matters accountability for service delivery in ECD provision particularly in target counties
    • Relationship building with project partners, collaborating with county level organizations, county government and networks to maximize project outcomes.
    • Managing direct reports and partners according to VSO best practice, including providing continuous coaching and mentorship for their development
    • Participate in financial planning, administer and monitor expenditures against budgets and assist the project assistant to maintain budget tracking records for ASD project.
    • Work cooperatively as a member of ASD Project and Inclusive Education programme team and support in the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the project and the larger Education programme
    • Lead in mainstreaming VSO's core approaches (Social inclusion, Social accountability and Resilience) among project primary actors and stakeholders in target counties
    • Any other duties as may be required from time to time by the Programme Manager

    Skills, Knowledge and Experience

    • Bachelor's Degree in Education or relevant social sciences: Masters in Development work is an added advantage
    • At least 5 years relevant experience in formulation, implementation and review of development strategies and effective project management
    • Experience in developing and implementing accountability, advocacy and campaign strategies
    • Experience working with ECD primary actors, parents, school governance and county government officials is an added advantage
    • Knowledge on effective provision of pre-primary education and accountability practices
    • Ability to work effectively as a team member and with minimal supervision
    • Proven experience in coaching and mentoring of team members
    • Excellent written and oral communication
    • Evidence of effective problem solving and organisational skills
    • Evidence of professionalism and high integrity
    • Evidence of openness to learning to improve own performance

    How to apply:

    Please follow this link to apply: http://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=am9tZWdhLjAxODM4LjM4MzBAdnNvLmFwbGl0cmFrLmNvbQ

    Kenya: Head of Strategic Portfolio and Award Management

    Organization: Save the Children
    Country: Kenya
    Closing date: 23 Apr 2018

    Head of Strategic Portfolio and Award ManagementSave 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: As a key member of the Regional Programme Operations team, you will be leading Awards (grants) management support across East and Southern Africa. Working in close collaboration within the Regional Office with the supply chain, finance, advocacy, HR, security, and operations managers, you will ensure that all country offices operationalize optimally the awards management cycle that SCI new programming model requires. In particular, you will shape country offices award management processes so that they are effective and compliant. You will be the key focal point for all compliance and awards systems and tools management related issues. You will actively manage the review of all relevant awards at regional level and play a key role in coordinating multi-country regional awards. Building on the experience you will gain in implementing the new SCI award management tools, you will identify best practice and short comings and work to improve these processes and tools in collaboration with the centreContract Duration: 12 MonthsLocation: NairobiQualifications· Post graduate degree Essential

    • Excellent planning, management and coordination skills, with the ability to organise a demanding workload comprised of diverse and challenging tasks and responsibilities
    • Proven track record of active contribution to a senior management team, and providing strategic support across multiple sectors and/or regions
    • Extensive experience with NGOs with increasing responsibilities including a proven experience of establishing and running the award management function in the field
    • Knowledge of the requirements of major institutional donors including budgeting, eligibility issues, compliance management, and reporting; experience of engaging with donors at a strategic level · Well-developed skills in staff management. Proven coaching and capacity building skills · Understanding of the financial aspects of award management, and understanding of operations and programming · Very strong attention to detail, problem solving skills, and ability to analyse trends · Computer literate (i.e. Word, Excel, Outlook, Internet Explorer, financial systems) · Cultural awareness and ability to build relationships quickly with a wide variety of people · Patient, adaptable, able to improvise, and communicate clearly and effectively under pressure

    • Strong communication (written and spoken) in English, and strong interpersonal skills, with experience in managing multicultural teamsDesirable · Experience with award management policies, procedures and systems and Save the Children's award management system (AMS) · Understanding of financial reporting from Save the Children's accounting software (Agresso) · Experience of Project Management, M&E Management or Funding Coordination 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 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

    How to apply:

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    NGO Field Assistant Jobs in Kenya

    Field Assistant


    Concern Worldwide

    Concern Worldwide is an international non-governmental humanitarian organization dedicated to the reduction of suffering and working towards the ultimate elimination of extreme poverty in the world’s poorest countries.

    Applications are invited from suitably qualified Kenyan nationals for the following position:

    Job Title: Field Assistant (1 Position)

    Job Location: Moyale, Marsabit

    Reports to: Officer- ASAL Livelihoods

    Direct Reports: None

    Contract Details:

    ·      One (1) Year Fixed Term Renewable Contract Subject to Performance and Availability of Funds

    ·      Group Pension

    ·      Group Medical Cover

    ·      Group Life Assurance Cover

    ·      WIBA Plus/Personal Accident Cover

    Job Summary:

    To develop capacity and support target communities on livelihoods related matters in Moyale, Marsabit

    Main Duties & Responsibilities:

    ·      Work closely with the line government departments at the ward level including the Ward and Village Administrators, Village Development Committees, Ward Livestock Production Officer, Ward Water Officer, Ward Animal Health Technician, Ward Crop Production Officer and Ward Public Health Team and Concern’s Community Development Facilitators in the Ward

    ·      Provide technical leadership and mentorship to target community groups such as Natural Resource Management groups, Income Generating Groups, Pastoralist Field School Groups, Community Disaster Management Committees and Livestock Marketing Associations amongst others. The technical leadership and mentorship to the groups will entail motivating the group members to undertake the planned activities, document the progress made and provide appropriate feedback to the line manager on support needed for the target groups.

    ·      Support the target community groups and individuals in target communities in developing work plans and/or action plans as appropriate.

    ·      Support the target community groups and individuals in target communities access and link with relevant government and private sector actors located within the relevant wards where the field officer is located

    ·      Link target community groups with government line departments at ward level for continued support

    ·      Document case studies, at least 1 every month clearly demonstrating changes that are happening within the target communities, with close guidance from the line manager and the M&E Officer

    ·      Represent Concern Worldwide at ward and administrative village level development and coordination forums including clearly documenting all meetings attended for ASAL Livelihoods programme reporting

    ·      Relay timely and accurate information on any planned coordination meetings and community participation events happening in the ward/s immediately government officers publicize the event and ideally before the planned event happens.

    Responding to Emergencies:

    ·      Participate and contribute as necessary towards Concern’s Emergency response as and when necessary

    ·      Comply with Concern’s health, safety and security guidelines during emergencies

    Programme Participant Protection Policy

    ·      To adhere to the standards of conduct outlined in the Programme Participant Protection Policy and Concern Code of Conduct.

    Job Specification:

    ·      A diploma in Community Development, Social Sciences, Entrepreneurship, Livestock Production, Animal Health, Agriculture, Water Engineering or any other relevant field

    ·      At least two (2) years’ similar experience in implementing community projects

    ·      Must be able and willing to ride a motorbike. A valid motorbike riding license is an added advantage.

    ·      Must be a resident of the ward applied for

    ·      Strong written and oral communication, good computing and report writing skills

    ·      Be able to work independently, as well as in a team

    ·      Be willing to accept responsibility and to show good judgment, initiative, and resourcefulness

    ·      Fluency in both spoken and written language in English and Kiswahili. Fluency in the local language is essential.

    Disclaimer:

    ·      This job description is not exhaustive and may be revised by the line manager from time to time.

    ·      This position is subject to Concern getting funding for the position.

    How To Apply:

    Interested candidates, who meet the above requirements, should send their CV and Cover Letter only to nairobi.hr@concern.net with the subject of the email as ‘Field Assistant – Moyale’ by Tuesday, 10th April 2018.

    Each application should include three (3) referees who can validate technical expertise.

    Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview.

    Livelihoods Assistant Job in Kenya

    Livelihoods Assistant


    DRC began operating in Kenya in 2005 with assistance to refugees and displacement-affected communities via implementation of protection and livelihoods activities. DRC works in Dadaab and Kakuma refugee camps, as well as in Nairobi and Mombasa to assist urban-based refugees, and in Mandera County implementing a 3 year cross-border resilience programme. DRC is the lead agency in a consortium of 4 agencies implementing the project in Mandera County of Kenya, Dollo Ado Region of Ethiopia and Gedo Region of Somalia. The project began in December 2017, and DRC Kenya is recruiting a new team to implement key Livelihoods activities across Mandera County.


    About The Job


    DRC is looking for a qualified individual with experience in Livelihoods programming in Mandera, working under the Livelihoods Officer responsible for activities in Village Savings and Loans (VSLA) and other formal and informal financial support, with a strong understanding of market systems. The project aims to link with cross-border markets in Dollo-Ado region of Ethiopia and Gedo region of Somalia, and to specifically target women and youth (male and female). Applications from qualified female candidates are strongly Encouraged.

    Main Duties and Responsibilities:

    Programme Management, Development, Monitoring And Evaluation

    ·      Identification of community members to benefit from VSLA and other formal/informal financial support activities as outlined in project documents, and ensure relevant monitoring is done throughout the project.

    ·      Develop relevant training manuals and practices for target beneficiaries and lead in facilitating training

    ·      Ensure all VSLA beneficiaries are properly mentored and supported throughout the project.

    ·      Ensure that all project documentation is in place.

    ·      Participate in periodic project review and planning meetings; and external meetings as often as requested by the Livelihoods Manager.

    ·      Ensure project staff adhere to CHS Principles in day to day project implementation; participate in CHS audits; support in implementing the M&E plan.

    ·      Assist in developing livelihoods concept notes and proposals.

    ·      Coordinate field reporting: prepare technical internal and external reports.

    Coordination & Partnership

    ·      Support the consortium members and DRC Kenya Livelihoods Manager to ensure effective liaison with stake holders and relevant Government of Kenya departments, from the location to divisional levels, as needed.

    ·      Promote collaboration and synergy between DRC, DDG, BORESHA consortium members, EUTF Lot 1 partners, local authorities, local communities and other agency interventions.

    Budget Management

    ·      Draft spending plans, procurement plans, and work plans based on activities and budgets.

    ·      Liaise closely with Finance colleagues in the management of the livelihood activity budgets.

    About You

    ·      Fluency in Somali is essential.

    ·      Must have a degree in Agribusiness Management, Agricultural Economics, Entrepreneurship, Business Administration, or other livelihoods related disciplines and/or a minimum 2 years’ experience setting up and implementing livelihoods or income generating projects preferably with an NGO. Experience in Mandera County is strongly preferred.

    ·      Proven understanding of microenterprise / small business development and VSLA / Groups Savings and Loan approaches.

    ·      Skills or training in basic book keeping or financial literacy is desirable

    ·      Prior experience working with local governments and stakeholders in implementation of projects, including hands-on community mobilization skills.

    ·      Ability to work independently and as part of a team; well organized, and able to prioritize multiple tasks.

    ·      Working knowledge of MS Office and other relevant computer applications,

    ·      Able to adapt to changing program priorities and emergency priorities that may arise. Good planning and organizational skills coupled with problem solving capabilities.

    ·      Strong self-starter, able to take the initiative and pro-active in identifying gaps and solutions to respond to needs.

    DRC Core Competencies

    In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’ five core competencies:

    ·      Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process.

    ·      Collaborating: You involve relevant parties and encourage feedback.

    ·      Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.

    ·      Communicating: You listen and speak effectively and honestly.

    ·      Demonstrating integrity: You act in line with our vision and values

    Position Description

    Location : Mandera
    Contract Duration: 12 months

    Reports to: Livelihoods Officer (MED, VSLA, VCD), Mandera

    General Commitments:

    All DRC staff must be committed to the Red Cross Code of Conduct, as well as Core Humanitarian Standards

    Posting Details:

    Due to security reasons DRC can only accept applications from qualified candidates who are able to travel freely around key project sites in Mandera County. This position is a national, localized position based in Mandera Town with frequent travel. Mandera lies at Safety Level System 3 in the DRC Kenya security system. Accommodation is not provided by DRC and this position does not attract Rest and Relaxation (R&R).

    How To Apply:

    Qualified candidates are invited to submit their applications which should include a 1-page cover letter clearly stating their motivation and qualifications and a CV. Applications should include contact details of three professional referees who have supervised the candidate in the last five years. One referee must be the applicant’s most recent manager. Only applications that address the stipulated duties and meet the required qualifications will be considered.

    We only accept applications sent via our online-application form on www.drc.ngo under Vacancies. Applications should be sent no later than: 7th April, 2018

    If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please contact job@drc.dk

    Danish Refugee Council does not charge any kind of fee at any stage of the recruitment process nor does it use recruitment agents.

    Kenya: National Project Officer

    Organization: UNOPS
    Country: Kenya
    Closing date: 03 Apr 2018

    Background Information

    The Secretariat of the Nairobi Convention for the Protection, Management and Development of Coastal and Marine Environment of the Western Indian Ocean within the Ecosystems Division of the UN Environment in collaboration with the Consortium for the Conservation of Coastal and Marine Ecosystems in the Western Indian Ocean is executing the GEF project on Implementation of the Strategic Action Programme for the protection of the Western Indian Ocean from land-based sources and activities’ (WIOSAP). The participating countries include Comoros, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Seychelles, Somalia, Mozambique, South Africa, and Tanzania.

    The Transboundary Diagnostic Analysis (TDA) produced by the GEF project “*Addressing* *land based activities in the Western Indian Ocean (*WIO-LaB, 2004-2010) identified priority issues and potential areas of intervention related to land-based sources and activities that impact on the marine and coastal environment. The priority issues targeted for implementation are physical alteration and destruction of habitats; water and sediment quality deterioration due to pollution; alteration in freshwater flows and sediment loads from rivers; and inadequate governance systems and awareness. Further, the TDA identified several sites as the main hotspots of physical alteration and destruction of habitats, pollution and river-coast interaction in the region.

    The WIOSAP project is largely based on the WIO-LaB Strategic Action Programme for the protection of the WIO Region from land-based sources and activities. The WIOSAP project is intended to reduce impacts from land-based sources and activities on coastal and marine ecosystems through the implementation of the agreed Strategic Action Programme priorities. The project addresses the priorities through four main components namely, sustainable management of critical habitats (Component A), improved water quality to attain international standards by the year 2035 in the region (Component B), sustainable management of river flows (Component C), and Component D on governance and regional collaboration to facilitate sustainable management of critical coastal ecosystems and habitats.

    The fundamental logic of the WIOSAP Project is to assist countries in implementing their agreed regional strategy with emphasis on country-led execution of activities which will have timely measurable outcomes, generate local solutions to the environmental challenges and provide a basis for replication and lessons. The national work programmes will favour generation of local impacts rather than developing new national strategies or plans, but will support these initiatives if already programmed. The project will be driven by and be responsive to country demand, demonstrated through co-financing and community support (the term ‘community’ is used in both the narrow sense of a village or district, and in the broad sense of sector stakeholders). Essentially the WIOSAP project will be country led, regionally coordinated and demand driven, requiring substantial country responsibility and accountability for project operations.

    Implementation of on-the-ground interventions is the most effective mechanism for achieving the short-term (within five years) stress reduction targets set in the Strategic Action Programme. It is for this reason that the selected on-the-ground interventions will be based on the priority list of hotspots identified during the Transboundary Diagnostic Analysis process.

    Several demonstration projects will be implemented at national level, based on common criteria specified in the WIOSAP project. In terms of countries that will have active pilot projects on the ground it was agreed at the WIOSAP Project Inception Meeting (in April 2017) and subsequently endorsed by the first Project Steering Committee (in November 2017) that it would be beneficial for the Project to appoint (and directly support) dedicated National Project Officers in countries with demonstration projects. The Nairobi Convention Secretariat therefore seeks to appoint a National Project Officer in Kenya for the duration of the demonstration project activities.

    Functional Responsibilities

    The National Project Officer will be responsible for monitoring of Demonstration Project activities on the ground and feedback to both national and regional Project structures. He/she will work with Project Implementers to assist them with establishing and executing the project. In this regard, he/she will play an important practical role in providing technical support to the Project Implementers.

    Within assigned authority, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties: 1. Participate in the development of an implementation plan for demonstration projects in Kenya and related activities as specified in the WIOSAP project:

    • Give technical input into the development of proposals on demonstration projects;
    • Contribute to the preparation of various written outputs resulting from demonstration project activities and data in Kenya, e.g. draft background papers, analytical notes, sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications, etc.
    • Carry out basic research on selected aspects of the demonstration project in Kenya, operations and other coastal and marine activities, and from diverse sources necessary for interlinkages and implementation of the WIOSAP project;
    • Assist in the preparation of working documents for discussion at the meetings of task teams and working groups supporting the demonstration projects in Kenya as constituted by the WIOSAP project;
    • Prepare and provide required documentation on the projects in Kenya and submit to the WIOSAP regional Project Management Unit within the Nairobi Convention Secretariat;
    • Track progress in the implementation of in-country interventions/demonstration projects in Kenya, monitor performance indicators and targets, carry out national reporting and follow-up through quarterly, half yearly and annual reports. 2. Work with the designated Nairobi Convention National Focal Point in Kenya and National Steering Committee in Kenya for the WIOSAP Project Steering Committee to make strategic decisions on the implementation of various project components and activities:

    • Liaise with WIOSAP national project officers in countries with demonstration/pilot projects to exchange experiences on project implementation;

    • Prepare and share lessons learnt and best practices by periodically publishing and sharing updates from demonstration projects within country and also regionally with other countries;

    • Manage the flow of information, review and substantively respond to requests for advice on technical matters, data and information related to the demonstration projects;

    • Facilitate distribution of outputs and publication of substantive reports and other materials resulting from WIOSAP project activities in Kenya. 3. Support activities on capacity building to enable project implementers fully take part, own and benefit from identified project activities:

    • Assist in the areas of data management as well as its applications within the WIOSAP project activities;

    • Maintain a data and information clearinghouse mechanism for all national/regional projects on critical habitats, water quality and river flows implemented through the WIOSAP project;

    • Participate in technical fora requiring operational familiarity with the WIOSAP project on-line information services and contribute professionally to workshops and meetings aimed at enhancing the effective use of data and information;

    • Ensure and facilitate access to data and technical information by scientific, technical, environmental, legal and policy level information users in the country through the Nairobi Convention clearinghouse and information sharing system;

    • Carry out regular evaluation of available data within the Nairobi Convention clearinghouse and other associated data holders to support implementation of demonstration projects;

    • Maintain appropriate institutional and technical liaison with relevant national, regional and international bodies to ensure collaboration and assistance in interoperability services and development of standards-based interfaces to existing data and information service collated by the WIOSAP project; 4. Undertakes any other tasks as may be assigned in the field of responsibility.

    Expected Outputs

    • The effective establishment and implementation of approved Demonstration Projects
    • Regular feedback to national and regional Project structures
    • Provide a link between the Demonstration Project, national and regional Project structures
    • Quarterly, half yearly and annual reports to the WIOSAP Project Management Unit
    • Any other documentation required for overall WIOSAP Project reporting

    Education

    • An advanced university degree (Masters or equivalent) in the field of natural sciences, marine science or in the field of environmental sciences.
    • A first level university degree with a combination of two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree

    Experience

    • A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in national or international organizations with mandate or relevancy to the coastal and marine environment or related area is required.
    • Experience working on coastal and marine environment issues for the coastal area of Kenya is required.
    • Knowledge of and ability to create coastal resources databases with proven experience in management of coastal databases and atlases is desirable.
    • Familiarity with regional development objectives of Western Indian Ocean countries and the goals and procedures of international organizations particularly the United Nations Environment is desirable.

    Languages

    • Fluency in oral and written English is required.
    • Fluency in written and oral Swahili is desirable.

    Certifications

    • Professional Certifications in GIS and Remote Sensing and Database management are an asset.

    Competencies

    Develops and implements sustainable business strategies, thinks long term and externally in order to positively shape the organization. Anticipates and perceives the impact and implications of future decisions and activities on other parts of the organization.

    Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and encourages others to do the same. Upholds organizational and ethical norms. Maintains high standards of trustworthiness. Role model for diversity and inclusion.

    Acts as a positive role model contributing to the team spirit. Collaborates and supports the development of others. For people managers only: Acts as positive leadership role model, motivates, directs and inspires others to succeed, utilizing appropriate leadership styles.

    Demonstrates understanding of the impact of own role on all partners and always puts the end beneficiary first. Builds and maintains strong external relationships and is a competent partner for others (if relevant to the role).

    Efficiently establishes an appropriate course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a goal. Actions lead to total task accomplishment through concern for quality in all areas. Sees opportunities and takes the initiative to act on them. Understands that responsible use of resources maximizes our impact on our beneficiaries.

    Open to change and flexible in a fast paced environment. Effectively adapts own approach to suit changing circumstances or requirements. Reflects on experiences and modifies own behavior. Performance is consistent, even under pressure. Always pursues continuous improvements.

    Evaluates data and courses of action to reach logical, pragmatic decisions. Takes an unbiased, rational approach with calculated risks. Applies innovation and creativity to problem-solving.

    Expresses ideas or facts in a clear, concise and open manner. Communication indicates a consideration for the feelings and needs of others. Actively listens and proactively shares knowledge. Handles conflict effectively, by overcoming differences of opinion and finding common ground.

    Additional Considerations

    • Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time
    • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
    • Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be notified.
    • Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
    • For staff positions only, UNOPS reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level than the advertised level of the post
    • The incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS.

    It is the policy of UNOPS to conduct background checks on all potential recruits/interns.
    Recruitment/internship in UNOPS is contingent on the results of such checks.

    Contract type, level and duration

    Contract type: Fixed Term Appointment
    Contract level: NOC
    Contract duration: one year ( renewable subject to satisfactory performance and funding availability).

    • This is a local position, therefore it is open to the nationals of Kenya and applicants who have a valid residency work permit to work in Kenya.
    • Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position

    For more details about United Nations staff contracts, please follow this link*:* https://www.unops.org/english/Opportunities/job-opportunities/what-we-offer/Pages/UN-Staff-Contracts.aspx

    Background Information

    UNOPS supports the successful implementation of its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. Our mission is to serve people in need by expanding the ability of the United Nations, governments and other partners to manage projects, infrastructure and procurement in a sustainable and efficient manner.

    Working in some of the world’s most challenging environments, our vision is to advance sustainable implementation practices, always satisfying or surpassing our partners’ expectations.

    With over 7,000 personnel spread across 80 countries, UNOPS offers its partners the logistical, technical and management knowledge they need, wherever they need it.

    A flexible structure and global reach means that we can quickly respond to our partners' needs, while offering the benefits of economies of scale.

    Background Information – East Africa Hub (EAH)

    Located in Nairobi, Kenya, the East Africa Hub manages a growing portfolio of engagements, including associated strategic and operational risks. The East Africa sub-region currently consists of an established Operation Centre in South Sudan and a portfolio of engagements managed by the Kenya based East Africa Hub office. This includes primarily transactional projects in partnership with the Nairobi based UN Agencies, UN-Habitat and UNEP, and multiple ‘operational’ projects in Somalia, Tanzania, Burundi, Uganda, Kenya and several island states.

    How to apply:

    Use this link to apply – https://jobs.unops.org/Pages/ViewVacancy/VADetails.aspx?id=15160

    Kenya: REACH GIS SPECIALIST-NAIROBI

    Organization: REACH Initiative
    Country: Kenya
    Closing date: 09 Apr 2018

    Background on IMPACT and REACH

    REACH was born in 2010 as a joint initiative of two INGOs (IMPACT Initiatives and ACTED) and the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) Operational Satellite Applications Programme (UNOSAT). REACH’s purpose is to promote and facilitate the development of information products that enhance the humanitarian community’s decision making and planning capacity for emergency, reconstruction and development contexts, supporting and working within the framework of the humanitarian reform process. REACH facilitates information management for aid actors through three complementary services: (a) need and situation assessments facilitated by REACH teams; (b) situation analysis using satellite imagery; (c) provision of related database and (web)-mapping facilities and expertise.

    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.

    We are currently looking for a REACH GIS Specialist to support our activities in Nairobi.

    Department: REACH

    Position: REACH GIS SPECIALIST

    Contract duration: 9 months

    Location: Nairobi, Kenya

    Starting Date: April 2018

    Country profile

    REACH has been operational in Somalia since 2012, providing information management support to humanitarian actors in a complex environment through assessment capacity, GIS services and support to Cluster IM practices. Projects have included tri-cluster assessments in support of the WASH, Shelter and Education Clusters, support to Food Security response analysis, and development of a Shelter Cluster M&E Framework.

    Throughout 2017 REACH Somalia expanded information support to the humanitarian response in several key areas, including IDP settlement profiling, multi-cluster needs assessment and improved remote data collection. Moving forward, key strategic aims are to increase geographic and sectoral coverage and to enhance advocacy capacity through strengthened data collection and information targeting.

    Position profile

    Under the supervision of the REACH Country Coordinator, the REACH GIS Specialist is responsible for the management, implementation and support of REACH assessments and operational framework of the GIS Unit and provide GPS technical support to partner Agencies.

    The REACH GIS Specialist shall be responsible for:

    GIS Activities

    a. Preparation, conception and production of maps

    • Identify map information needs;

    • Identify and access map information sources;

    • Ensure accurate linkages between spatial databases and assessment data,

    • Ensures that the produced maps meet the requirements of REACH and concerned partners.

    b. Supervision and monitoring of mapping related data collection

    • Conceptualize methodologies for collecting data in the field, as according to need;

    • Organize and supervise GIS field missions;

    • Monitor accuracy of data collected.

    • Cross check data collected in the field, ensure regular updates and solve eventual discrepancies;

    • Acts as focal point for acquisition for satellite imagery (from IMPACT HQ and UNOSAT)

    c. Project development support

    • Co-developing GIS components in proposals and supervising the implementation of these GIS components in approved projects;

    • Contribute to the strategic and programmatic development of the country team

    d. GIS Staff Management

    • Supervising the activities of subordinate GIS/DB staff, including GIS officers, assistants and interns;

    • Development of capacity building and training plans for subordinate staff

    • Conducting appraisals and HR activities for GIS/DB staff

    • Integrating workplans of the GIS/DB team with the overall mission workplans; ensuring follow up for completion of tasks by the whole GIS/DB team

    e. GIS capacity training

    • Develop training packages for the training of external GIS users (such as Government, UN and NGO staff) on ARC and QGIS

    • Develop internal training for assessment, and where relevant ACTED staff on data management, GIS and mapping

    2. Database/Data Management Activities

    The REACH GIS Specialist will manage the maintenance of database(s) for the consolidation of all assessment-related and GIS data in country. He/she will ensure the capitalization of tools and procedures related to mapping and databases. Furthermore, he/she will support the assessment team in the collection and management of spatial datasets, verification and update of the collected data. He/she will monitor the accuracy of collected data.

    3. Technical Support

    The REACH GIS Specialist will contribute towards the identification and implementation of effective and adapted technical solutions and partnerships. The REACH GIS Specialist will provide technical backstopping of database to GIS/DB team and provide capacity-building to GIS/DB team related to database maintenance and advanced GIS techniques. He/she will also support the collection of spatial datasets and integration with REACH activities.

    4. External Relations

    The REACH GIS Specialist will respond to information requests from REACH and its partners. In order to support the development of joint database tools and processes with REACH partners in country, the REACH GIS Specialist will maintain regular interactions and reporting with key IM partners including cluster lead agencies, UN agencies, NGOs and technical partners. He/she will respond to information requests from REACH partners in country related to MIS data and mapping as well as solicit information from partner organizations to be incorporated into database. Furthermore, he/she will liaise with these partners to ensure the data is shared with REACH MIS team when required.

    5. Internal Communication Processes

    The REACH GIS/DB will liaise with IMPACT in Geneva to guarantee a quality product that suits the needs of the field office. He/she will respond to information requests from IMPACT Initiatives and keep Geneva informed of the MIS activities in the field.

    6. Confidentiality and Data Protection

    Requirements

    · Masters or Bachelor’s degree in GIS or other related fields will be an added advantage

    · Excellent analytical skills of qualitative, quantitative and geo-spatial data

    · Experience using ODK for quantitative data collection, or the ability to rapidly master the process

    · 5 years of relevant working experience in humanitarian settings a benefit;

    · Experience working in the Humanitarian sector; Familiarity with the aid system, and understanding of donor and governmental requirements;

    • Prior experience working in IDP displacement locations

    · Excellent communication and time management skills

    · Excellent team management skills;

    · Flexibility and willingness to travel;

    • Ability to operate in a cross-cultural environment requiring flexibility
    • Fluency in English; professional working fluency in Somali beneficial

    · Prior experience of mobile data collection tools

    · Ability to work independently.

    How to apply:

    Qualified persons with the required skills are invited to submit their applications accompanied by detailed curriculum vitae detailing three work related referees and contacts 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 and received on or before 5.00PM on 9th April 2018.

    For more information, please visit (www.impact-initiatives.org)

    Please note that only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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