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Kenya: Cash Transfer Programming Manager

Organization: Kenya Red Cross
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 17 Aug 2018

Position summary

The Cash Transfer Program Manager will support Red Cross /Red Crescent National Societies in
the region to build up their expertise in cash delivery and preparedness, contributing to their
organisational development as leading national humanitarian organisations. The staff will be a
technical specialist responsible for coordinating and developing bespoke training and coaching
while ensuring coordination and participation with technical leaders in the field. This is an
exciting opportunity to be a core part of ensuring that a Red Cross/Red Crescent National Society
has the knowledge, skills and experience as well as the institutional capability to:

a) Respond rapidly and at scale using cash transfers to meet relief needs of affected people
and/or deliver long term support to vulnerable people, respecting their choice and
promoting their dignity.

b) Participate in the improvement of the coordination of cash assistance in their country, as
well as advocacy and collaboration with the Government as auxiliary role

Key Responsibilities

• Support the Kenya Red Cross Society, Uganda Red Cross Society and Ethiopia Red Cross
Society to complete a cash preparedness self-assessment to document its current
operational readiness, capacity and gaps in implementing cash assistance for emergencies
rapidly and at scale, and identify priority areas for capacity building.

• Support the National Societies with the development and implementation of the Cash
Preparedness Plans of Action (including budget) ensuring that procedures and processes
are created in consultation with the relevant NS departments and maintain a cross-sector
approach. The Plan of Action should be based on the self-assessment and might include:
development of SOP’s in consultation with the relevant NS departments, cash feasibility
studies, analysis of payment mechanisms within the country, market assessment in key
disaster affected areas and development of pre-agreements with key financial service
providers as part of preparedness actions, based on the previous analysis.

• Undertake capacity building in cash assistance through face to face trainings, simulations
and ‘learning by doing’ exercises, as well as remote and face to face coaching. These will
cover training of National Societies staff and volunteers at national HQ and branch levels
and looking at peer to peer engagements across those NS’s selected where synergies
align.

• Support the NS to use the IFRC “cash in emergencies toolkit “and adapt some of the
tools to their context and procedures, as well adapt some of the tools to resilience
intervention programming.

• Work with the NS to integrate cash assistance programming into relevant guidelines,
procedures and policies.

• Support the NS to explore ways to integrate cash assistance in preparedness into its
existing contingency plans and preparedness/readiness processes. The NS should be able
to mount a scalable and rapid cash based intervention to meet immediate needs and
mainstream cash through forecast based action, recovery and resilience programming.

• Support the engagement of the NS in coordination fora and help them identify areas of
collaboration with external key stakeholders, UN Agencies, International NGOs, Private
and Academic Sector, to ensure the cash transfer programming is coherent, has an added
value, and is appropriately harmonised with the wider cash assistance system in country.

• Advocate to the NS leadership to institutionalise cash assistance programming in
preparedness and Forecast-based Financing understanding the NS needs, challenges and
opportunities.

• Support the NS to develop its own communications and advocacy capacity in cash in
Forecast-based Financing and preparedness.

• Support them to participate in the improvement of cash coordination in the country and
the region, and leverage their auxiliary role with the Government.

• Monitor available financial resources to deliver the agreed cash activities for the country
programme.

• Document the cash assistance in preparedness and Forecast-based Financing process and
any experiences in cash assistance that might be of interest to the wider RCRC
Movement. Draft case studies and project factsheets to profile the work of the NS,
highlight good practices and lessons learnt and to guide and inform future NS cash
transfer programming. Share and disseminate cash assistance news, documentation and
training opportunities that exist within and outside the Movement.

• Identify potential areas of knowledge sharing among NS in the region and with other
organisations in the country.

• Potentially support other cash preparedness initiatives in the region, through providing
technical support to staff linked to the cash preparedness work conducted in the other
countries.

Desired Competencies

• Post graduate level of vocational or technical qualification within a specialist technical or
professional field relevant to response or recover programming including cash and
markets

• Technical training in disaster preparedness, response and recovery

• Acquaintance with Federation DM tools (FACT, RDRT, ERU, VCA, PECT and others)

• Working knowledge of French, Spanish or Arabic desirable

Essential Competencies

• Technical/professional knowledge within the areas of cash and markets with an emphasis
on the ability to design and implement cash assistance interventions and/or market
assessments and market based interventions

• Solid understanding of the international humanitarian sector with a focus on integrated
programming, participatory planning, and local institution capacity building, with
knowledge of appropriate gender, equity and diversity programming approaches.

• Knowledge of designing training and outreach strategies and materials.

• Understanding of the key issues relating to delivering cash at scale and skills to address
them

• Proven skills of managing and coaching teams in multi-faceted projects, including
mentoring, coaching, training and building the capacity of national and local staff and
volunteers

• Highly developed analytical and communication skills and ability to assimilate and
process information for wide-ranging audiences.

• Proven analytical and programme design skills and the ability to think strategically while
under pressure

• Proven skills in operational planning, budgeting and reporting for an emergency response
that included cash assistance.

How to apply:

Interested candidates who meet the above qualifications should send their applications to
careers@redcross.or.ke or the address below on or before 17th August 2018.
Secretary General
Kenya Red Cross Society
P.O. Box 40712-00100,
Nairobi
Applications MUST contain; letter of application, curriculum vitae, copies of relevant certificates,
address and contacts of two referees.

Kenya: Regional Supply Chain Manager – Anglophone Africa

Organization: International Medical Corps
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 23 Aug 2018

Position Summary
The Regional Supply Chain Manager – Anglophone Africa is a key member of the Regional Logistics & Supply Chain management team & an extended member of the Global Supply Chain function. The role holder will be expected to play a key leadership role in establishing IMC as the regional supply chain leader amongst humanitarian agencies.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Leading on driving supply chain change initiatives through the global supply chain excellence program, in the East Africa region.

  • Developing & implementing a regional supply chain strategic approach aimed at identifying and leveraging opportunities for supply chain consolidation, commercial excellence & optimization, particularly regional shared procurement.

  • Providing supply chain leadership & management support to key programs in the region, with particular emphasis to Nigeria, South Sudan and Ethiopia.

The position will report to the Regional Logistics Coordinator – AA, with a technical reporting line additionally to the Global PIP Project Manager. The role holder will be expected to be flexible to deploy 100% as required to IMC country programs within the AA region.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Supply Chain Excellence Leadership: Work with the Global Supply Chain Manager and other key colleagues to develop & refine specific supply chain excellence initiatives (Global Category Management, Country Supply Chain Improvement Project, Supply Chain KPI’s, Supply Chain Planning & Design, Emergency Supply Chain Preparedness, etc.)
Responsible for driving these initiatives in the East African region in a phased manner, utilizing project management & change management approaches, with a hands on approach enabled through deployments as needed.
In 2018, the role holder will be required to work extensively on the IMC L&SC flagship Procurement Transformation/Improvement Project (PIP) – which is a country procurement strengthening & excellence initiative. The role holder will be a senior member & one of the team leaders in the PIP project team, leading one of the 3 project teams (EA countries focused team) under the management of the PIP project manager. The PIP project entails conducting a holistic & sustainable overhaul of the country procurement function (sourcing strategy, contracting strategy & contracts setup, right sizing of the department, compliance strengthening, fraud resilience development & capacity building) based on analytics & sector procurement best practices. This will be achieved by a 6 month hands on support & coaching of the country procurement team (including an expected 2 month in country deployment in each country).

  • Regional Supply Chain Strategy & Execution:
    • Work with the Regional Logistics Coordinator and the Global Logistics & Supply Chain leadership team to develop & implement a regional supply chain strategy for IMC’s East African Region.
    • Identify & setup regional consolidated procurement & supply chain opportunities, hubs aligned to the Global Category Management & other strategies.
    • Explore & develop commercially advantageous opportunities for outsourcing supply chain activities in the region.
  • Supply Chain Leadership & Management Support:
    • Be the supply chain & logistics focal point for all multi country grants/programs in the region, providing a very high level of leadership and management support in related areas. Particularly OFDA and ECHO grants.
    • Responsible for ensuring development & submission of high quality large grant proposals covering all aspects of supply chain & logistics (supply chain plans, procurement plans, ensuring IMC leadership in efficiency & effectiveness metrics, inventory management policies, staffing plans, budgeting, etc.).
    • Occasional deployments on needs basis to provide surge capacity to country programs in supply chain management roles. Willingness to occasionally deploy for extended periods on short notice and work in austere, dangerous, and/or post-disaster contexts.

As with all management positions, the role holder will be expected to demonstrate flexibility to take on additional responsibilities as mutually agreed.

ESSENTIAL SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Extensive experience in humanitarian &/ development supply chain & logistics management at country &/ regional/HQ levels supporting large program portfolios in leading agencies.

Alternatively, a very strong private sector, senior supply chain profile with some exposure to humanitarian operations.

  • Preferred experience in health & integrated thematic sector programs.
  • Master’s degree or equivalent qualifications in Supply Chain or Global Logistics from a reputed university.
    Communication Skills:

  • Ability to read, write, analyze and interpret, technical and non-technical material in the English language.

  • High degree of influencing and communication skills through a variety of media (presentations, email, inter personal, remote communications, etc.) with a high degree of cultural awareness and change management sensitivity.

Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse: Actively promote PSEA (Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse) standards within International Medical Corps and amongst beneficiaries served by International Medical Corps.
Compliance & Ethics: Promotes and encourages a culture of compliance and ethics throughout International Medical Corps. As applicable to the position, maintains a clear understanding of International Medical Corps’ and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards. Conducts work with the highest level of integrity.

How to apply:

Please, send an email with your CV and cover letter to: hr-uk@internationalmedicalcorps.org.uk

Kenya: Career Manager

Organization: Médecins Sans Frontières
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 24 Aug 2018

Médecins Sans Frontières – OCBA (Operational Centre Barcelona – Athens) is looking for an

CAREER MANAGER

(Based in Nairobi)

GENERAL CONTEXT

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international independent medical-humanitarian organization that offers assistance to populations in distress, to victims of natural or man-made disasters and to victims of armed conflict, without discrimination and irrespective of race, religion, or political affiliation.

The MSF movement is built around five operational directorates supported by 24 sections and offices worldwide. MSF OCBA is one of those directorates. Its operations are implemented by field teams and the mission coordination teams; together with the organizational units based in Barcelona, Athens, Buenos Aires, Nairobi and decentralised in Dakar and Amman. The field operations are guided and supported by 5 Operational Cells, the Emergency Unit and other Units supporting operations.
MSF’s Nairobi Branch Office (NBO) was endorsed in 2017 with the objective of increasing strategic added value and support to the MSF movement, taking into account the vast potential that Kenya and East Africa have to offer. The NBO is under the management of OCBA but renders services to the MSF movement as a whole.

The Field HR is an integral part of the HR unit of the Nairobi Branch office with a team composed of the Career manager, Recruitment officer, Psychosocial Support (PSU) and Head of HR. With the objective of supporting staff recruited from the region into the international MSF pool of Expats, this position will be directly responsible for linking with expats from the region and supporting them through their career within MSF.

JOB CONTEXT
As a member of the HR team of NBO, the Career Manager reports to the Head of HR/Admin.
He/she will both lead in his/areas of work providing critical input on strategic developments of the Field HR, and working with the team to contribute to the global strategy and play a key role on implementation.

He/She works closely with the recruitment Officer and compliments the role where management of international staff recruited are concerned.

OBJECTIVE OF THE POSITION
The scope of the position is twofold;
Consolidate, review/update strategies and initiatives on proximity management developed and implement the same to enable international staff recruited from the region be better supported, and follow the pool of staff through their MSF career by facilitating and advising on placements and further career development within MSF.

Initiate and take proactive lead in developing the career management portfolio and grow this over time; the CM will play a key role in all new developments and strategies for implementation within the vision/objective of the NBO and following the recruitment/development plan.

The CM manages HR partnerships with assigned operational canters (OCs) and other MSF Offices, advising on placement of Eastern Africa field personnel, analysing effectiveness of placements, developing career management plans for promising personnel and overseeing field workers retention.

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES AND TASKS

  1. Strategic
    • Take the lead on the development and implementation of the proximity management strategy in collaboration with the HR team in Nairobi and Barcelona
    • Take the lead on developing and implementation of the international Field HR Career Management action plan, ensuring that the strategy is well aligned to the vision of HR for NBO and internalized in the annual plans. Ensures smooth implementation of the strategy and annual plans.
    • Engage with the broader MSF HR network in order to capture new needs that can be supported from Nairobi and learn from similar activities/initiatives
    • Monitor effectiveness of the strategies in place and adapt in case of need.
  2. Placement
    • Develop the system/process for placement of candidates and foresee progressively implementation of various activities based on development of the career management portfolio.
    • Proactively review field vacancies and identify candidates for proposal with designated Operational Centres (OCs);
    • Confers with Pool Managers (PMs) and recruiters to identify personnel needs, job specifications, qualifications and skills;
    • In consultation with the Nairobi and other OC’s Recruitment Officers (ROs), refers candidates for placement in appropriate field positions according to skills, experience and availability;
    • Meets regularly with the other Pool managers and recruiter to determine best fit of applicants in various OC vacancies; and help identify high potential and future profiles;
    • Support the placement of first mission staff on preparatory training courses as available;
    • Manages candidate expectations in a realistic way;
    • Participates in other HR activities that will facilitate the placement of Field Workers
    • With the NBO recruitment officer, create a database of potential profiles that can be contacted in case of emergencies and encourage the potential profiles to be available/mobile for Emergencies;
  3. Briefing and preparation
    • Define a proper briefing/debriefing plan and activities for new and current staff.
    • Provides departing field workers with necessary information;
    • Links departing field workers to returned field workers with prior experience in the country as possible (mentors);
    • Provides timely information to recruiting OC’s to allow preparation of necessary documents and travel arrangements;
  4. Support and quality control
    • Assists expatriates while in the field as required (personal issues);
    • Liaises with HR departments in designed OCs to assess on-going field worker performance;
    • Act as the HR focal point for E.A. Field Workers to ensure consistently high quality of support to each field worker.
    • Where required, communicates with families / contact persons in the event of emergency situations;
    • Support and back up the recruitment officer where needed/feasible.
  5. Debriefing, career planning and professional development
    • Develop/define and follow through the implementation of the career management plan and strategy for the NBO.
    • Support in Field staff retention and development Strategy through meaningful recognition, career path identification and by providing relevant learning and development opportunities;
    • Proactively liaises with the Field HR Team to propose candidates for career development, in accordance with the MSF Policy;
    • In consultation with OCs, support the planning of relevant training and career development for candidates;
    • Maintains on-going communications with candidates interested in future missions;
    • Provide mission-related feedback to OCs where necessary;
  6. Administration and general duties
    • Contributes to departmental planning and participate in international HR discussions;
    • Supports the implementation and development of the Field staff retention plan.
    • Contributes to HR Reporting and statistics;
    • Organises and/or actively participates and contributes to the success of Welcome Days and PPD sessions.
    • Works toward helping the overall organization understand field realities through returning field workers;
    • There will sometimes be the opportunity to go on short field assignments and / or to co-facilitate trainings in the field, where possible and in consultation with HR Manager;
    • Travel to national and international meetings, as required;
    • As part of duty of care ensure that IS from the region has access to preventive health measures before leaving to a mission (vaccination, health screening and PSU) as well as when returning from a mission.
    • Through the NBO Admin support, manage and coordinate movements of international staff and assure that sufficient administrative/logistical support is available for staff from Kenya and the region;
    • Backs-up colleagues, as required.
  7. Networking and Key events
    Set up and facilitate events that will enhance induction of newly recruited staff as well as connecting the staff from the region with the NBO and with each other
    • Organize gathering for the fieldworkers.
    • Organize welcome days for the newly recruited people

Actively support the development of the broader NBO strategy
• Act as a spokesperson for MSF in “marketing” the organization to potential recruits
• Link with the communications unit – help to identify potential spokespeople from the region and inform comms about people coming back from missions so that their stories can be captured
• Work closely with the East African Association (EAA) in order to identify people and associative events that will facilitate linking with field staff in or between missions
• Contribute to the expansion of the networking base of the NBO

Pro-actively link Staff with the happenings in the broader MSF movement
• Link field workers with the EAA and encourage them to take part in associative debates and events
• Invite Fieldworkers for events conducted either by the office or association
• Ensure Field workers are in the know of the happenings in the movement

SELECTION CRITERIA

Education and experience:
• University degree/diploma in Health, social or human sciences are desirable, specializations in HR, Psychology or related field would be an advantage.
• Experienced in diverse international contexts through assignments with voluntary humanitarian non-governmental organizations. At least 2-3 years International Field experience with MSF is highly desirable.
• Experience in placement and career management/development is desirable.
• High knowledge and understanding of African contexts and cultures.
• Fluent English
• Use of IT tools and Web 2.0 software (LinkedIn, Facebook,etc.)

Required competencies:
• Communication and interpersonal skills
• Commitment to MSF’s Principles
• Cross-cultural Awareness
• Behavioral Flexibility
• Stress Management
• Analytical Thinking
• Results and Quality Orientation
• Service Orientation
• Planning and Organizing
• Teamwork and Cooperation

Others
• Availability to travel to the various recruitment areas or countries and high mobility within/out of East African region, and occasional travel outside the region.

Conditions
• Location: Based in Nairobi, at the Médecins Sans Frontières-Spain Nairobi Branch Office
• Full Time Job
• Annual gross salary of KSH. 3,465,673 + Secondary Benefits based on MSF OCBA Reward Policy
• Starting date: ASAP

How to apply:

Applicants should send their curriculum vitae and cover motivation letter as a single file by 24th August 2018, under the reference ‘**Career Manager**’ to MSFE-RRHH-NBO@barcelona.msf.org
Please note that MSF will only contact short-listed candidates.

Kenya: Senior Project Officer, Public Health (based in Kisumu)

Organization: Practical Action
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 17 Aug 2018

Practical Action have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Project Officer, Public Health to join the newly launched project ‘Safe Pair of Hands’ under the Urban Services/WASH programme.

We are an international non-governmental organisation (NGO) that uses sustainable technology to challenge poverty in developing countries and improve the lives of people worldwide. We find out what people are doing and help them to do it better. Through technology we enable poor communities to build on their skills and knowledge to produce sustainable and practical solutions- transforming their lives forever and protecting the world around them.

Practical Action is implementing the three-year Safe of Pair of Hands project in Kisumu, Kenya. This project builds upon previous successful work in Kisumu and other informal settlements in Kenya. This project will improve access to clean water and hand washing facilities thus reducing diarrhoeal infections, improving the health and life-long nutrition for 3,000 young children under-5 years (and benefit a further 35,000 people).

The overall responsibility of this position is to provide oversight of Practical Action’s public health day-to-day project implementation in Kisumu. The jobholder will be primarily responsible for the Safe Pair of Hands project; however, will be expected to support delivery of subsequent and complimentary initiatives in the region. The jobholder is responsible for ensuring the timely and quality implementation of the Project and its activities that will deliver real and sustainable impact both directly and through influencing others. The jobholder will also strive towards the continuous development of the project and its ability to transform the lives of those living in poverty in the Lake Basin area.

For a detailed Job Description, download a copy from**:** https://practicalaction.org/senior-project-officer-public-health

This role is full time, based in our Kisumu field office. There will be significant local travel to and from the project sites.

All applicants must have the pre-existing right to both live and work in Kenya.

How to apply:

If you have the experience, skills and the ability we are looking for, please send your supporting statement that describes your suitability and updated CV by email to: recruitment@practicalaction.or.ke not later than Friday 17th August 2018. Indicate the Job Title and your name in the subject line eg “Senior Project Officer – A.N.Other”.

We treat all applications for employment on their merits and do not take into consideration any factors that are not relevant to the job such as disability, race, age, religion, gender, gender reassignment or sexual orientation.

Practical Action are committed to safeguarding and protecting children and vulnerable adults and as such candidates will be subject to pre-employment checks.

www.practicalaction.org

Kenya: Regional Emergency Programme Manager

Organization: HelpAge International
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 16 Aug 2018

Open to Kenyan Nationals only

HelpAge International is the secretariat to the HelpAge Global Network, which brings together a wide range of organisations and individuals working to promote the rights and meet the needs of older women and men, nationally and/or internationally.

Our long-term vision is to establish a global movement of strong connected age focused and older people led platforms in every country in the world. Only by collaborating together can we achieve a world in which all older people can lead dignified, active, healthy and secure lives. We aim to extend the reach and influence of the HelpAge Global Network to all those in a position to help bring about our vision for older people – including Governments, regional institutions, policy makers, development partners, the private sector, UN organisations and academic institutions.

As a dual mandated organisation, in the Africa region we will deliver this through a combination of programme, policy and communications work focused on our core themes of social protection, health and care in both development and humanitarian context.

HelpAge International, Africa Region seeks to recruit a Regional Emergency Programme Manager. The post-holder will offer strategic leadership in humanitarian response, provide technical support to country offices and network members on disaster prevention and emergency response, lead in the development of new programmes and develop strategic partnerships on programming, advocacy, research and fundraising.

The ideal candidate will have regional experience in humanitarian work, have a strong understanding of key technical issues in one or more areas of humanitarian protection, emergency cash transfers, livelihoods and food security, nutrition and Health, resilience, disaster preparedness and recovery. Understanding of and commitment to international humanitarian principles and codes of conduct that govern humanitarian work and experience and building the capacity of local actors is essential.

How to apply:

For a detailed job description and information on how to apply, please follow this link:

http://www.helpage.org//regionalemergencyafrica

Kenya: Director Field Human Resources

Organization: CBM
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 31 Aug 2018

We are looking for someone who will…

  • Provide high quality, consistent and professional support and advice on Regional Human Resources policies and procedures to managers and employees across CBM International Field Organisation world-wide, with a specific focus on organisational capacity evaluation and -building

  • Oversee the Human Resources functions for all the CBM Offices in all CBM regions by managing the effective recruitment and staff development processes and coordinating the performance management process; by ensuring the contextualisation and enforcement of standards (e.g. HR Handbook), capacity building, and quality assurance/ control, with a view of enabling HR staff in the region to achieve their objectives

  • Oversee and provide guidance on compensation and benefits policy and implementation

  • Provide advice on regional and country requirements and support other HR project initiatives within the wider CBM International HR team as necessary

  • Drive organisational development by supporting the Regional Hub Directors (RHD) to put in place processes, systems and structures that will help to improve the ongoing operation of the organisation on a continuous basis and lead RHDs and Country Directors (CD) through fair and transparent organisational development processes, in accordance with good practice, CBM organisational policies

We are looking for someone who has…

  • Graduate and/or relevant professional qualification in HR Management/ Development, Leadership or Organisational Development

  • Requires minimum 10-15 years’ experience in Human Resources Management with significant organisational development experience or related fields, in a complex, international organisation (preferably in the INGO context)

  • Proven record of accomplishment of effective contribution as a member of a senior management team

  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate across teams and work styles to execute development and capacity building activities at a high level in a fluid work environment

  • Ability to work diplomatically and with sensitivity with individuals from a variety of cultures, professions and personal backgrounds

  • Advantage of lived experience with disability and / or experience of working with persons with disabilities or promoting disability rights a distinct advantage

  • Persuasive and engaging communication

  • Changing priorities and under minimal supervision

  • Fluent English

How to apply:

The future job holder will adhere to CBM’s values and commits to CBM’s Child Safeguarding Policy.

CBM encourages persons with disabilities to apply for this position. For further information about CBM’s inclusion policy, please see Here. If you feel that this role would be a good opportunity for you, we would love to hear from you. Please send your CV and cover letter in English to this address**: recruitment@cbm.org**. Application deadline: 31st August 2018

The role is a 2 years Fixed Term Contract and is based in Nairobi, Kenya. This position has a national compensation package and is subject to local employment and immigration laws.

Kenya: Culture and People Management Consultant

Organization: Norwegian Refugee Council
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 31 Jul 2018

1. Background

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian non-governmental organization providing assistance, protection and durable solutions to refugees and internally displaced persons worldwide. It works in around 30 countries. NRC has for more than 60 years focused its work on refugees and IDPs and has throughout the last 10 years established itself as a leading NGO in the international work on the rights of IDPs. NRC has Regional office for East Africa and Yemen in Nairobi.

NRC conducts staff survey that cover a range of issues, mainly on how staff feel regarding the way in which Management handles its affairs and that of the its staff.

A recent staff surveys was conducted in April 2018 and the outcome revealed that there is need for management to improve in a number of areas such as staff management, self-management, decision making process, staff involvement, resource management and allocation, team creation, equal treatment, staff security, staff wellbeing amongst others. NRC’s East Africa and Yemen Regional Office would like to hire a consultant to help its management think through, change and create a positive work culture.

2. Main Purpose of the Consultancy:

Design and facilitate a one-day management team retreat structured to enable management to openly discuss, analyse the issues identified in the staff survey, the challenges in addressing the issues and devising ways of creating positive work culture that should start with the top Management and trickles down to the rest of the staff.

3. Reporting:

The Consultant will report to the Regional Head of Human Resources(HR)

4. Tasks and Responsibilities:**

· Conduct an in-depth analysis of the key management issues by reviewing some of NRC’s existing management approaches to identify possible issues that staff feel are not well addressed or handled.

· Conduct a mini and quick survey with the staff to further unpack some of the issues experienced and have a better understanding of them.

· Design one-day management retreat to allow management team members openly discuss amongst themselves and find solutions to some of the issues identified for improvement.

· Through use of the survey, talking to a sample of staff and studying some of NRC systems; identify key issues related to negative work culture and suggest ways of improving on them.

· Propose and conduct training for the management team members on people management skills, positive leadership, promotion of equity in work environment, staff wellbeing management among others.

· Propose short and long term activities that can promote a positive work culture

· Prepare a report with recommendations for management implementation after the retreat

5. Experience and Profile of the Consultant

· The consultant must have a proven experience in similar management support and show case for the same.

· A minimum of seven years’ experience implementing training programmes for managers.

· Proven experience in conducting surveys and analysis.

· Experience working in East Africa and Yemen region.

· Fluency in written and spoken English.

· Excellent communication skills, flexibility and good organisation skills.

6. Expected Outcomes of the Consultancy

· Management issues that are making staff unhappy are clearly identified and solutions are suggested to improve on them.

· Successfully conduct and facilitate a one-day management retreat.

· A report with clear recommendations for positive work culture creation within NRC East Africa and Yemen Region.

How to apply:

Please visit www.nrc.no and submit your CV and 1 page covert letter. The supporting documents listed below should be sent to the email provided below.

Bids must include the following and should be submitted to the email below:

  • A 2 page (max) technical and financial proposal including a provisional work plan, consultancy budget, with an all-inclusive fee (consultancy fee, flights, visas, accommodation, transport, taxes etc.), and an estimation of the expected number of working days between the commencement of the background work and the approval of the management retreat training content which will be approved by the Regional Head of HR.
  • Samples of previous work, references and/or testimonies.
  • CVs of team members (if not an individual contractor).

Submit completed bids to nairobi.logistics@nrc.no

Kenya: Consultancy to support the development and piloting of a Toolkit to reinforce Accountability to Affected Populations(AAP) and Community…

Organization: UN Children's Fund
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 27 Jul 2018

Community Engagement and Accountability to Affected populations(AAP) are core cross cutting components of the current UNICEF strategic plan. It is one of the key pillars of many global initiatives such as the UNICEF’s global strategies for Health (2016-2030), Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH), Ending Violence against Children, community approaches to total sanitation (CATS), and community based management of severe acute malnutrition (CMAM). These approaches emphasize the key role of community engagement towards improving program outcomes particularly through increased demand for and use of quality services, greater social accountability, and addressing social norms and behavioral determinants.

As part of strengthening this aspect of programming, UNICEF has received some funding from DFID and BMGF to strengthen Community engagement through the development of guidelines, tools, standards and indicators. This investment is aimed at building the organization’s capacity for Communication and Community Engagement by addressing identified institutional gaps and address it by strengthening capacities of government and CSO partners to effectively place community engagement at the center of development and humanitarian work

This effort is in line with most of UNICEF’s current initiatives including the global Business case and framework on scaling up Accountability to Affected populations, the Eastern and Southern Africa Region’s guidance note on AAP, and the Communication and Community Engagement Initiative1.

Justification/Purpose of the Consultancy

Community Engagement is an essential element of development and emergency programming. Trusted, clear and effective communication and engagement approaches are critical in maintaining good community feedback mechanisms, addressing expectations, and ensuring that misunderstanding and/or rumors do not undermine programming and or response efforts, in case of humanitarian context.

Good Community Engagement helps implementers gain insights into the perceptions and behaviors of different groups which is essential for developing effective and targeted messaging. Key to the achievement of this is the capacity of UNICEF staff and implementing partners which is yet to reach its full potential.

This consultancy is intended to support the mapping of existing Accountability to Affected Communities landscape in ESAR. It will also support the development and piloting of a Toolkit to be used by UNICEF country offices in the development and strengthening of capacities of Government counter parts and Implementing Partners to plan, design and implement effective community engagement interventions. The Toolkit will be piloted in two ESAR AAP pilot countries to be identified among the following countries; Tanzania, Ethiopia, Somalia and South Sudan. As this is a specific area of work, a dedicated consultant is required.

Scope of Work

  • Goal and Objective:
  • The goal of this assignment is to contribute to improved capacity of Government and CSO partners to design and implement effective Community engagement and APP interventions

    Objective: To strengthen UNICEF Country offices capacity to support government and CSO partners through development and piloting of a Toolkit to reinforce community engagement and APP within existing programming mechanisms

  • Provide details/reference to AWP areas covered:
  • This activity is part of the C4D AWP Activity #10: Recruit consultant to conduct a desk review of and develop contextual Community Engagement module with a focus on AAP.

  • Activities and Tasks:
  • Review existing documents and programme guidance on Community Engagement (CE) and AAP
  • Undertake an analytical mapping of the AAP landscape in the region to assess existing strengths, opportunities and gaps in this field
  • Develop a CE and AAP Toolkit based on existing guidance and available resources from the region and beyond, which will cater to the ESAR regional context. The Toolkit will provide contextualised with practical guidance to ensure inclusion of community participation/consultation in all programming and related processes.
  • Pre-test the developed the Toolkit in two select countries
  • Incorporate the findings from the pre-test and feedback from Country Offices, Regional Office and HQ and finalize the Toolkit
  • Compile final report, and hand over all materials related to the consultancy
  • Work relationships:
  • The consultant will work under direct supervision and guidance of the ESARO C4D/Emergency Specialist, the C4D team and other relevant sectors. Strong collaboration mechanisms will be established with HQ and participating Country Offices.

    Key expected Deliverables

    Deliverables

    Duration

    (Estimated # of working days)

    An inception report for the consultancy (understanding of the assignment, desk review of background documents to understand context and inform focus on the Toolkit development, recommendations and structure /session outline of the Toolkit).

    7 days

    An analytical mapping of the AAP landscape highlighting existing strengths, opportunities and gap.

    25 days

    AAP Toolkit with clear target audience and mode of instruction

    21 days

    Report from the Pilot in two countries highlighting key observations and recommendations for revision

    20 days

    Revised Toolkit and final report with defined steps and action undertaken during the consultancy and recommendation for roll out of the Toolkit

    8 days

    Total working days

    81 days

    Duration of the contract:

    The contract comprises 81 working days to be completed between 3rd September and 30th November 2018. The estimated start date of the contract is 3nd September 2018.

    Payment Schedule

    Payments are linked to deliverables as per the below table.

    Deliverables

    Timeline/Deadline

    Payment in percentage

    Inception report

    October 5, 2018

    40%

    Mapping and analysis of AAP initiative in ESAR

    AAP Toolkit reviewed by concerned sectors in ESARO, HQ and relevant COs

    November 2, 2018

    25%

    Report from the Pilot Toolkit in 2 countries

    November 23, 2018

    35%

    Toolkit adjusted and final Report

    November 30, 2018

    Total

    100%

    Qualifications of Successful Candidate

  • Advanced university degree in behavioural and/or social sciences (anthropology, sociology, psychology, social development, development studies etc.)/ communication for development. Degree in Education and/or training would be an asset
  • At least 8 years of solid professional experience in C4D including at least 4 years in developing countries with a strong focus on capacity building, training module design and implementation of blended learning systems.
  • Understanding of – or training in – current developments in the field of communication for development theory and research, participatory processes, media; as also strategic communication planning, behaviour analysis, formative research and evaluation. Expertise in community engagement and/or APP is required.
  • Proven experience in application of C4D strategies, tools and resources to address behavior and social change dimensions of emergencies.
  • Experience of working on ESA Region would be an asset
  • Fluency in English. Fluency in French and Portuguese is an asset.
  • Strong analytical, presentation skills and communication skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
  • Ability to work in insecure environments and stay in simple living conditions.
  • Competencies of Successful Candidate

    Core Values:

  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Integrity
  • Commitment
  • Core Competencies

  • Communication
  • Working with People
  • Drive for Results
  • Functional Competencies

  • Analysing
  • Deciding and Initiating Action
  • Applying Technical Expertise
  • Planning and Organizing
  • Adapting and responding to change
  • Administrative issues

  • This assignment is part home-based and part on site. The consultant will be expected to adhere to the agreed timelines
  • The consultant should be able and willing to travel to any of the selected countries for the purposes of this assignment
  • Conditions

    As per UNICEF policy, payment is made against approved deliverables. No advance payment will be allowed unless in exceptional circumstances against bank guarantee, subject to a maximum of 30 per cent of the total contract value in cases where advance purchases, for example for supplies or travel, may be necessary.

    The selected candidate will be governed by and subject to UNICEF’s General Terms and Conditions for individual contracts and the consultancy will be conducted in accordance with the UN Evaluation Group Code of Conduct and ethical standards2.

    Risks/Limitations

    In the event of a delay in reviewing the content and/or organising the country pilots, this may in turn delay the submission of final deliverables. Effort will be undertaken to mitigate this by closely following up with the relevant Country offices as well as Toolkit reviewers to submit comments in time.

    1 The initiative, led by UNICEF in partnership with CDAC Network, OCHA and the IFRC, seeks to establish collective services for more predictable and timely approaches to communication and community engagement in humanitarian crises, as a contribution to our broader AAP commitments`

    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=514659

    Kenya: Regional Program Development Manager – Africa

    Organization: Relief International
    Country: Kenya
    Closing date: 13 Jul 2018

    Position: Regional Program Development Manager – Africa

    Location: Nairobi, Kenya, with field travel (60%)

    About RI: Relief International (RI) is a home to teams of humanitarian activist-professionals committed to transforming adversity into renewal for the world’s most vulnerable populations. By partnering with beneficiaries and communities on the front-lines, RI innovatively bridges the gap between immediate relief and long-term community development.

    Position Summary: Relief International currently seeks a Regional Program Development Manager (RPDM) with a focus on the Africa Region. The RPDM will be responsible for donor engagement and capture management (approximately 50%) and managing and/or assisting in proposal development (approximately 50%). The RPDM will travel (at least 60%) to field sites as well as other countries as needed. The RPDM reports to the Vice President of Program Development.

    ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

    Donor Engagement and Capture Management (approximately 50%)

    • In coordination with the regional and country teams:
    • Support development of RI strategy in Africa and ensure coordination with overall program development strategy;
    • Maintain regular engagement with donors, international organizations, national governments, foundations, etc., to track donor trends and priorities and inform HQ of upcoming program priorities;
    • Represent RI to the donor community as needed and inform donors on RI regional and country efforts;
    • Attend relevant meetings and networking events (e.g., regional and national coordination meetings, relevant RFA/P meetings, donor consultations) as needed for the performance of duties;
    • Maintain outreach with relevant international and local NGOs as well as private sector firms in order to facilitate partnerships needed for program development opportunities; and,
    • Develop capture plans and conduct completion analysis on upcoming priority proposals.

    Proposal Development (approximately 50%)

    • Engage in needs assessment for project proposals as necessary;
    • Contribute to program design, for solicited and unsolicited programs, and for pilot and full scale programs;
    • Where proposals are pending with donor agencies, meet with donor officers to ensure program plans represent a good fit with donor objectives;
    • Participate in the preparation of funding proposals, including leading proposal writing efforts as well as costing efforts;
    • Track country and regional proposal efforts and report to PD team on status;
    • Support effective go/no-go decisions and cost share analysis;
    • Serve as PD focal point for the countries in Africa that RI works in;
    • Build the capacity of regional and country teams in program development; and,
    • Ensure review process and submission is completed, within submission deadlines.

    In addition:

    • Undertake travel as required in the pursuit of the above tasks;
    • Prepare regular activity reports for HQ;
    • Undertake other ad hoc tasks, as instructed by HQ; and,
    • Operate within RI policy, setting an example for other field staff.

    QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS:
    This position demands a dynamic individual with a demonstrated ability to achieve results in a demanding and fast paced environment.

    • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
    • Ability and willingness to travel to field offices.
    • MA in international relations, business administration or other relevant field
    • 5 years’ minimum experience INGO context, previous experience with USAID preferred
    • 10 years’ minimum relevant work experience with progressively increasing responsibility
    • Proven success in grant writing, net-working and liaising with field and HQ staff when necessary

    Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualifications.

    RI Values:

    We uphold the Humanitarian Principles: humanity, neutrality, impartiality, and operational independence. We affirmatively engage the most vulnerable communities.

    We value:

    • Inclusiveness
    • Transparency and Accountability
    • Agility and Innovation
    • Collaboration
    • Sustainability

    Please note: Due to the critical nature of this position, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and candidates will be processed prior to any closing date listed on any job board.

    How to apply:

    If you are interested to apply, kindly fill in your application on the link below:

    http://chp.tbe.taleo.net/chp01/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=RI&cws=4&rid=1198

    Kenya: Regional Fraud Specialist – East and Southern Africa Region

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

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

    ROLE PURPOSE:

    Accountable for coordinating fraud management activities across the Region including;

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

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

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

    SCOPE OF ROLE:

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

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

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

    Staff directly reporting to this post: None

    QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

    Essential

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

    Desirable

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

    How to apply:

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