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Kenya: Gender Equality Regional Advisor, East Africa

Organization: International Rescue Committee
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 28 Jul 2018

Requisition ID: req2230

Job Title: Gender Equality Regional Advisor, East Africa

Sector: Gender

Employment Category: Fixed Term

Employment Type: Full-Time

Location: Kenya

Job Description

Background/IRC Summary: The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world's worst humanitarian crises and helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC works with people forced to flee from war, conflict and disaster and the host communities which support them, as well as those who remain within their homes and communities. At work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we improve outcomes in the areas of health, safety, economic wellbeing, education and power.

The IRC is a global leader in transforming the lives of women and girls. The Gender Equality (GE) Unit is a new technical unit at the IRC focused on narrowing the gender gap in humanitarian aid, and ensuring that we contribute to the equality of women and girls in all of our programs – by working to establish a context where men, women, boys, and girls enjoy the same rights and opportunities. The IRC believes there is a symbiotic relationship between how we operate as an organization, and the success of the programming that we deliver and changes we seek to make in local communities. The GE Unit, therefore, is also tasked with partnering with operations departments to ensure that IRC is a gender equitable employer. Together, the relevant departments and the GE team will support the necessary changes to the IRC's internal policies and practices to promote the equal access to opportunities for all of our staff.

Job Overview/Summary: The Gender Equality (GE) Regional Advisor will be a key member of the GE Unit working in the East Africa region. In this role, the GE Regional Advisor will support efforts for country teams to ensure appropriate and significant gender integration into their internal operations and programs. This position will be based in the International Hub (IHUB) office in Nairobi – with significant travel between the countries in the East Africa region (Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Uganda, Yemen, and Zimbabwe).

The position will be responsible for guiding country offices in applying principles of gender equality in all operational policies and practices, and will help country staff to set meaningful and targeted goals for more gender equitable internal practices. The position will be responsible for designing and implementing gender equality training and leading office-wide initiatives to spark internal culture change and a universal understanding of gender equal practices for the workplace. The GE Regional Advisor may also adapt or develop tools to support gender analysis and program design for the country offices, and support the staff in applying these methods in their work. The position will work to support the documentation and sharing of best GE practices in their country or regional context to enable GE learning and understanding across country staff. The GE Regional Advisor may also be responsible for contributing to special initiatives that advance female national staff, including supporting women's staff groups, advocacy and research, and collaboration with other organizations and sectors serving refugees. The GE Regional Advisor will report to both the Senior Director of the GE Team and the East Africa Regional Director.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Work with regional and country leadership to develop and adapt proven and innovative approaches to promoting and building an inclusive and equal office culture and environment.
  • Build GE capacity and understanding in the regional and country offices to ensure adequate knowledge across staff on basic GE principles, mechanisms, and language.
  • In collaboration with key regional and country human resources staff, review,modify, design and support implementation of key processes, practices and tools currently used across the regional offices to help guide more gender equitable HR policies and practices – with emphasis on recruitment and retention of female staff.
  • Liaise with regional safety and security advisors, to work for more gender equal country risk analyses and safety trainings to allow for improved recognition of women-specific security concerns.
  • Coordinate with other GE Technical Advisors in the different technical units to support country staff in understanding and applying approaches to delivering more gender equitable and accessible programming.
  • Serve as a hub of gender knowledge for the regional and country teams to provide gender technical knowledge and expertise, to monitor new practices, and document the results.
  • Other gender related support as requested.

Key Working Relationships:

Direct Reporting: Senior Director, Gender Equality Team

Indirect Reporting: Regional Director, East Africa Region

Partnership and Consultation: Regional HR Director, Regional Women's Protection & Empowerment ( WPE) Technical Advisor, and Regional Safety and Security Advisor

Other Internal and/or external contacts:

Internal: Country Directors, Country HR and Security Leads

External: IRC Organizational Partners, Donors, and IASC Cluster Groups

Job Requirements:

Education: Graduate degree in social sciences with concentration on gender or women's studies preferred; Bachelors Degree required. Background or extensive understanding of humanitarian assistance.

Work Experience: minimum of 5 years of experience in the humanitarian or development sector with proven track record of integrating gender equality outcomes in operations and humanitarian programs.

Field Experience: At least 2 years field experience in humanitarian settings in the East Africa region.

Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:

  • Demonstrated expertise in developing gender analysis and program design tools
  • Demonstrated experience/understanding of organizational development and/or HR policies and practices
  • Effectiveness in bridging practical guidance and conceptual frameworks
  • Experience in developing and administering gender trainings, ability to communicate technical expertise and standards, and implement best practice approaches
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to develop positive relationships with local and remote team members at multiple levels in the organization
  • Ability to work independently and with multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary teams
  • Excellence in oral and written communication skills
  • Able to transfer technical knowledge and skills, and transform attitudes to improve gender equality

Language Skills: Proficiency in English required, Swahili desired

Working Environment: Standard office work environment, travel up to 50% depending on location base

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Kenya: Childline Kenya-Terms of Reference for Final Project Evaluation 2018

Organization: Childline Kenya
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 13 Jul 2018

Project Title: Strengthening the capacity of National Child Helpline 116 Service as a key component of the Child protection System in Kenya.

1. Background and Context

1.1 Description of the project

This project, entitled “Strengthening the capacity of National Child Helpline 116 Service as a key component of the Child protection System”, is a 3-year project implemented by Childline Kenya and funded by UNICEF from February 2016 to February 2018 with a no-cost extension to April 2018.

Childline Kenya is a Non-Governmental Organisation, which manages the National Child Helpline 116 in partnership with the Department of Children Services (DCS) in the Ministry of Labour, Social Security and Services. The Helpline is a 24 hour toll free service where children and concerned adults call in to report abuse and/or receive counselling and information on issues related to children. The Helpline is manned by professional counsellors who are all Degree or Diploma holders in counselling, psychology, education or social work. Their role is to receive calls, counsel clients and make necessary referrals for specialized services as relevant. Where necessary, Childline Kenya also rescues children who need immediate withdrawal from their current abusive situations.

Through the helpline, Childline Kenya is able to contribute to the Government’s Mid Term Plan II of Vision 2030 on Social Pillar on protection of vulnerable population in Kenya. The activities of Childline Kenya are also reflected in the Strategic Plan of Ministry on Labour, Social Security and Services whose objective, amongst others, is to keep children safe by providing a service where their plight is reported and acted upon. The child line 116 is also a critical aspect of the child protection system in Kenya and is a key component in reporting and referral mechanism as outlined in The Framework for the National Child Protection System in Kenya.

Specifically for CLK, this PCA contributes to its Strategic Plan 2013-2017 (Strategic Direction-SD 1 and 3); i.e.

SD 1: Support Government to provide quality child protection services through the national helpline 116 platform

SD 3. Provide technical support to partners, families, and communities for effective child protection in Kenya.

For UNICEF, the work of Childline Kenya contributes to all the four outputs of Outcome 4 of the GoK/UNICEF Joint Programme 2014-2018.

The services of child line 116 have increased over the years since its inception in 2006, moving from 9,798 calls received in the year 2006/7 to 1,152,409 in 2014. In total the Helpline received 4,645,552 calls from 2006 – 2014. The Helpline responded to a total of 2,606,318 child protection cases, with 31,330 being abuse cases. These include child abductions, murder, sexual exploitation, physical abuse and neglect where Childline Kenya moved in to provide support through rescue, medical care, court representation, provision of survival kits etc.

However, the work of Childline has faced serious challenges starting from 2013 occasioned by Internet challenges, power outages and technical problems with the Customer Relationship Management system used by Childline. This has been made worse by a high staff turnover due to non-attractive terms of service for personnel. Currently (2015), about 3,000 calls are received per day with approximately 1,000 requiring direct intervention from Childline Kenya. Approximately, 2,000 calls per day are either abandoned because of the long waiting period, or are silent or are not related to Childline services and are therefore referred to other service providers. At any one time the number of callers waiting on the queue is not less than 15 and at peak hours this increases to 30 and beyond. Of the calls coming through to the helpline only a maximum of 40% are answered due to low capacity at the Call Centre. This partnership sought to address these challenges hence increase the number of persons accessing services of the Childline Kenya.

At the same time and in line with the child protection system approach, this programme supported three other components implemented at County and community levels. They include:

i) Capacity strengthening of County Children Coordinators in six selected counties to manage cases that are from the child help line centre. These are cases for children who are found in their geographical jurisdiction. The work of CCC is to oversee and manage coordination of agencies giving services to the child and also support the building of a strong referral mechanism at county level. The process of developing the Case Management Guidelines is almost at its completion and UNICEF will work with CLK to support it implementation in the six counties

ii) Training on parenting skills in Siaya and Nairobi counties for parents accused of neglecting their children. CLK worked together with Court users committee and DCS to implement this component.

iii) Child online protection where CLK worked with Parent Teachers Association and boys and girls in 20 schools in one informal settlement of Nairobi and Nakuru Counties respectively. This is part of UNICEF initiate for child online protection known as “WePROTECT”.

1.2 Key partners involved in the project, including the implementing partners and other key stakeholders.

The project was implemented in partnership with the Department of Children Services. In addition, Childline Kenya, whose operations are hinged on partnerships, continued to work with both referral partners, development partners, community stakeholders and other Government institutions to implement the activities in this PCA.

2. Purpose of the evaluation

2.1 Why the evaluation needs to be done?

This is a mandatory final project evaluation required by UNICEF as part of the project agreement. The purpose of the evaluation is to assess the effectiveness, relevance, efficiency, sustainability, and impact of the “Strengthening the capacity of National Child Helpline 116 Service as a key component of the Child protection System” project.

2.2 How the evaluation results will be used

The results of this evaluation will be used to generate information on best practices in targeting and reducing violence against children and child neglect, and to provide insight and recommendations into improving future interventions targeting children through the Child Helpline Service.

2.3 What decisions will be taken after the evaluation is completed?

Learning arising from the evaluation will be used to inform future programme development as appropriate. In addition, learning will be shared with key stakeholders in the child protection sector to continue to strengthen interventions to address child protection concerns.

3. Evaluation objectives and scope

3.1 Scope of evaluation

The evaluation will cover the entire project duration, from February 2016 to April 2018.

The evaluation will assess project outcomes at all levels. The evaluation will cover all areas of implementation, including activities delivered by the grant holder as well as partners.

The evaluation will assess the impact of the project on targeted beneficiaries both primary and secondary beneficiaries.

3.2 Objectives of evaluation

The overall objectives of the evaluation are:

a. To evaluate the entire project in terms of effectiveness, relevance, efficiency, sustainability, and impact, with a strong focus on assessing the results at the outcome and project goals level

b. To generate key lessons and identify promising practices for learning

c. To identify areas for continued advocacy and intervention at the county and national level in child protection

4. Evaluation Questions

The key questions that need to be answered by this evaluation are divided into five categories of analysis including effectiveness, relevance, efficiency, sustainability, impact and knowledge generation.

4.1 The mandatory Evaluation Questions to be answered are as follows:

4.1.1 Effectiveness

  1. To what extent were the intended project goal, outcomes and outputs achieved and how?

  2. To what extent did the project reach the targeted beneficiaries at the project goal and outcome levels?

  3. How many beneficiaries have been reached?

  4. To what extent has this project generated positive (or negative) changes in the lives of targeted (and untargeted) beneficiaries in relation to specific forms of violence addressed by this project? Why?

  5. What are the key changes in the lives of those beneficiaries?

  6. What internal and external factors contributed to the achievement and/or failure of the intended project goal, outcomes and outputs? How?

4.1.2 Relevance

  1. To what extent was the project strategy and activities implemented relevant to national child policies and strategies in responding to the needs of children?

  2. To what extent do achieved results (project goal, outcomes and outputs) continue to be relevant to the needs of children?

4.1.3 Efficiency

  1. How efficiently and timely has this project been implemented and managed in accordance with the Project Document? Specifically have resources been used well and strategies’ to implementation been appropriate?

4.1.4 Sustainability

  1. How are the achieved results, especially the positive changes generated by the project in the lives of women and girls at the project goal level, going to be sustained after this project ends?

4.1.5 Impact

  1. What are the unintended consequences (positive and negative) that resulted from the project?

4.1.6 Knowledge Generation

  1. What are the key lessons learned that can be shared with other practitioners on Ending Violence against children?

  2. Are there any promising practices? If yes, what are they and how can these promising practices can be replicated in other projects and/or in other countries that have similar interventions?

  3. What outstanding advocacy and implementation priorities still require action and commitment from district and national-level stakeholders?

5. Length of Assignment, Financial Allocation and Application

This assignment should be concluded by 15th July 2018. The allocated budget is KES500,000/-.

How to apply:

Interested parties should send their expression of interest to vacancy@childlinekenya.co.ke by 13th July 2018 with the heading ‘End Term Evaluation KCO/CHILDLINE/2016.

Kenya: Senior Field Coordinator

Organization: International Rescue Committee
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 27 Jul 2018

Requisition ID: req2212

Job Title: Senior Field Coordinator

Sector: Operations

Employment Category: Fixed Term

Employment Type: Full-Time

Location: Kenya-Kakuma

Job Description

Background:

Kakuma was established in 1992 and is the largest and third oldest camp in Kenya and it host about 192,000 Refugees majority being South Sudanese, followed by Somalis and others. The Camp has more than 10 different nationalities at present. Most refugees and asylum seekers who arrived at Kakuma in the last few years are staying with relatives but some have been settled outside in a new settlement called Kalubeyi some 15 kilomters outside Kakuma.The IRC has implemented refugee assistance projects in Kakuma since 1992 and has been the lead health, and SGBV implementing partner in Kakuma.The IRC provides primary and secondary healthcare services, targeted nutritional services, quality reproductive health, and HIV related services, as well as the protection and empowerment of women and girls.

SCOPE OF WORK:

The IRC seeks an experienced Senior Field Coordinator with significant humanitarian operations experience to manage the IRC's field offices, staff, and operations. The individual must have previous experience working in volatile environments and in Refugee setting . The Field Coordinator will supervise staff, manage the office premises, liaise with local authorities, and contribute to program design and implementation.

Job Purpose/Objective

The Senior Field Coordinator (FC) plays a key role in the overall leadership and management of the IRC Kenya Program. The senior Field Coordinator leads IRCs response in Kakuma Field Site and is responsible for supporting, coordinating and supervising timely and high-quality program implementation, with a specific focus in ensuring the effective functioning of all the support functions of the program. Under the supervision of Deputy Director of Operations (DDO), the senior Field Coordinator will be responsible for the overall field coordination, program support, and field office management working in close collaboration with other members of the senior management team including the Country Director, Deputy Director of Program (DDP), Deputy Director Grants & Accountability, Finance Controller, Senior HR Coordinator, Technical Coordinators (Heath, WPE, Nutrition, Monitoring and evaluation Coordinator etc.). The Field Coordinator will be based in Kakuma and may travel to other field sites as and when is required required.

Responsibilities and specific tasks:

Field Office and Program Management

  • Oversee day-to-day implementation of all programs in the field site, providing constructive supervision to the program managers to implement, monitor, and evaluate work plans including monitoring & evaluation mechanisms as agreed with the Deputy Director Programs and in coordination with the IRC sector Technical Coordinators.
  • In close collaboration with relevant Technical Coordinator(s), lead the field-based teams in the development of new proposals and initiatives for the Kakuma field site in accordance with the country program strategic plan and IRC Strategic Action Plan 2020 framework.
  • Participate in the development of budgets for program proposals in conjunction with the grants and finance departments.
  • Ensure timely and quality program implementation, reporting, and monitoring.
  • Contribute to assessments, program design, and budgeting.
  • Ensure programs are in compliance with IRC, donor and national requirements

Grants Management and Reporting

  • In close coordination with the Grants department and the relevant Technical Coordinator(s), lead field-level Grants Opening, Mid-Term and Closing meetings.
  • Review operational aspects of internal and external reports from the field site and ensure timely submission as required
  • Lead review of Budget vs. Actual expenditure on a monthly basis with staff, ensuring timely and accurate feedback to the relevant Technical Coordinator(s) and the Grants, Finance and Supply Chain departments.
  • In collaboration with the Technical Coordinator(s) address any over/under expenditure issues through jointly developed corrective plans.

Monitoring & Evaluation

  • Ensure appropriate M&E activities are carried out regularly by program staff in all sectors (data collection & analysis, monitoring of project progress against established work plans, monitoring of established indicators and utilization of results to inform program (re-)design);
  • Support for Identifying gaps in M&E systems and make recommendations for improvements;

Strategic Planning

  • Support the integration of program activities to create coherent, quality and complimentary programming; Specific focus to ensure strong integration of program support functions with direct program related activities
  • Participate in workshops at field level to establish and monitor annual operating plans for the strategic plan;
  • Ensure that all project activities are consistent with established best practices and IRC's Program Framework principles.

Human Resource Management

  • Maintain open and professional relations with team members, promoting a strong team spirit and providing oversight and guidance to enable staff to successfully perform in their positions.
  • Ensure all staff in the field site know and understand IRCs Global and in-country HR Policies and the IRC Way Standards for Professional Conduct. Document and address breaches of policy and disciplinary issues in coordination with the Sr HR Coordinator in a professional manner and in line with the letter and spirit of the relevant policy.
  • Ensure the Performance Management cycle is implemented and documented timely for all staff in the field site. Ensure feedback from technical coordinators is sought and incorporated in performance management cycles of program managers and heads of department, including but not limited to technical performance and capacity building needs.
  • Provide direct supervision to the field site's HR lead, ensuring recruitment, staff orientation, and payroll preparation, leave management and exit management processes are carried out timely and in line with relevant policies and procedures.
  • Ensure that staff has capacity development plans in place based on documented capacity needs assessments exercise. Work with the appropriate technical resource (for example the Technical Coordinators) to achieve this

Finance and Supply Chain and ICT Management

  • In close coordination with the Finance department, lead the development and management of annual, comprehensive and inclusive field operating budgets.
  • Oversee the financial management of field office operations by the Program Managers, and the Finance staff, including cash management, issuing and tracking advances, ensuring complete and correct use of all finance forms; timely notice to Nairobi of cash transfer needs;
  • Ensure proper financial, supply chain and ICT management systems and control mechanisms are in place and adhered to in line with the IRC's global and in-country finance and supply chain policies.
  • Oversee the carrying out of supply chain support operations by Hagadera supply chain staff, including procurement (both local and through Nairobi), stock management, asset management, vehicle operations, equipment maintenance, and repair (including communications and computer equipment);
  • Provide supervision and leadership to the field site's finance and supply chain teams.
  • Review and ensure timely submission of monthly and annual finance and supply chain reports from the field site as required.

Security Management

  • Act as IRCs Security Focal Point for the field site.
  • Ensure all staff in the field site know and understand IRC Kakuma security regulations; Document and address breaches of policy and disciplinary issues in coordination with the Security Manager.
  • Monitor the Kakuma security situation, attend security meetings and inform the Security Manager, and SMT where appropriate, of developments through submission of accurate weekly and -where needed- ad-hoc security and incident reports.
  • Participate in the review and update of the country Security Management Plan.
  • Assist the Security Manager in developing field specific Contingency Plans, Medevac, Evacuation Plans and SOPs.
  • Assist the Security Manager with developing training plans for staff and conducting training.

Representation and Coordination

  • Represent the IRC with local government authorities (administrative, sectoral and security officials), non-state actors, UN agencies, NGOs, and donors at the field site level. Engage and or delegate to program staff for sector representation as appropriate.
  • Represent the IRC with beneficiaries and communities to encourage accountability to those we serve
  • Upon request by the Senior Management Team, organize and facilitate field visits for stakeholders interested in IRC's Kakuma response.
  • Coordinate IRC program activities with relevant officials and other humanitarian agencies;
  • Assist in the preparation of regular reports to keep partners and stakeholders informed of IRC's activities;
  • Draft reports and provides verbal updates to the Country Director.
  • Actively develop and maintain effective working relationships with key stakeholders at the county level including donors, government actors, local traditional leadership, beneficiary populations and their representatives, etc.

Key Working Relationships:

Position Reports to Deputy Director Operations

The position directly supervises Program Managers; HR lead; Finance Manager and Supply Chain departments in the field site.

Indirect Reporting: None; Direct supervisees have dotted lines to their Program/Technical Coordinators. Other Internal and/or external contacts:

Internal:

  • Country Director, Deputy Director Programs, Program Technical Coordinators (Health Services Co; Partnerships & Grants Co; Nutrition Co; WPE Co; M&E Co)

  • Finance Controller, Sr HR Co, Supply Chain Co, Security Manager

External:

  • Relevant other stakeholders e.g. NGOs UN bodies, local authorities non-state actors

Requirements:

  • Eight or more year's progressive management and leadership experience with an International NGO.
  • Masters Degree in management, International relation, development studies and MBA Bachelor's degree plus 10 years of relevant experience is Field or Humanitiarian sector will be required.
  • Experience managing country program teams with a diverse portfolio; knowledge of major donors (including USAID/OFDA/PRM, ECHO/EC, DFID, CBM , UN Agencies).
  • Strong background in Supply Chain, Logistics, Administration and program implementation
  • Experience in IT is strongly preferred.
  • Experience managing Security in a hostile environment.
  • Excellent leadership, people management, interpersonal and negotiation skills and a demonstrated ability to develop harmonious teams in a cross-cultural context.
  • Strong diplomatic skills. Ability to establish good working relationships with partners, donors and other stakeholders in a sensitive environment.
  • Strong computer skills including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
  • English fluency required.

Personal Characteristics:

  • Strong sense of personal integrity.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Strong supervisory skills.
  • Ability to multi-task.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Team spirit and problem-solving abilities.
  • Willingness to live and productively work in insecure, unstable and/or harsh environments
  • Flexibility and adaptability
  • Desire to learn
  • Cultural sensitivity

Standards of Professional Conduct: The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in the IRC Way – Code of Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Harassment-Free Workplace, Fiscal Integrity, Anti-Retaliation, Combating Trafficking in Persons and several others.

Gender Equality: IRC is committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our workforce including parental leave, gender-sensitive security protocols and other supportive benefits and allowances.

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Kenya: CASH AND MARKET REGIONAL HUB ADVISOR

Organization: CARE USA
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 21 Jul 2018

At CARE, we seek a world of hope, tolerance and social justice, where poverty has been overcome and people live with dignity and security.

This has been our vision since 1945, when we were founded to send lifesaving CARE Packages® to survivors of World War II. Today, CARE is a global leader in the movement to eradicate poverty. In 2016, CARE worked in 94 countries and reached 80 million people with an incredible range of life-saving programs. We also put women and girls at the center of our work because we know that we cannot overcome poverty until all people have equal rights and opportunities. We seek dynamic, innovative thinkers to further our mission. If you share our core beliefs: poverty is an injustice; poverty is solvable; and together, we have the power to end it, join us.

The use of Cash Based Interventions (CBI) within CARE has gained momentum with country offices constantly expanding the scale and reach of their market-based interventions and cash programming within the humanitarian and development realms. Currently, CARE’s CBI span a variety of sectors, from Food Security to Education as well as multi-purpose grants. CBI projects are implemented in all the regions, with ECSA and MENA boasting the greatest number of cash projects in FY 2017. With this in view, CARE is looking to further solidify its cash programming capacity and learning, while also ensuring that its country offices can benefit from dedicated and strategic technical support which is context-specific, but drawing from a variety of CARE’s success stories.

Given that ECSA (Eastern, Central and Southern Africa) region is among the leading regions in CARE in implementing cash interventions, a decision has been made to pilot a Cash and Market Regional Hub Advisor based out of Nairobi, Kenya, ECSA’s regional office. The Hub will aim to strengthen technical cash capacity, research, and learning, while bringing more visibility to the work done at both regional and country levels. Thus, the Hub will be established to address two main areas of emphasis:

  • Structured technical support; and
  • Creating and communicating documented evidence-base for cash programming.
  • To successfully launch and implement a regional Hub for cash programming, the following must be kept in mind:
  • Each CO has individual needs, there is not a ‘one size fits all’ approach/solution to be used;
  • Planning should include a focus on research and learning and documenting/sharing this research /learning:
  • A sub-regional approach could be considered within the broader ECSA region, with drafting of sub-regional cash strategies;
  • Emphasis could be placed on establishing focus countries.

Responsibilities:

  • Establish Hub Structure
  • Provide Technical Support
  • Enhance Learning and Sharing
  • Develop Strategic Approaches
  • Other responsibilities as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher qualification on development studies/economics/social science/international relations or another relevant discipline.
  • Training in Cash programming and best practices (CALP or equivalent – CALP TOT level will be an added advantage)
  • More than five years of implementing and designing of CBI within different sectors as well as across several sectors (MPGs) (5+ years).
  • Experience in implementing market assessment and analysis, combined with knowledge of key tools (EMMA, RAM, etc.)
  • Experience in conducting training on CBI as well as other areas of humanitarian work/emergency response.
  • Experience in conducting analytical work in the field of CBI, including project evaluations.
  • Experience in conducting strategic work in CBI at a regional or global level.
  • Representation and involvement in CBI coordination structures, including cash working groups and consortia.
  • Knowledge of key initiatives in CBI (such as ELAN and NetHope) and their key areas of involvement at the regional/global level.
  • Experience in contextual analysis, qualitative and quantitative research and other assessment tools.
  • Understanding of gender issues and its linkages with market and cash response approaches.
  • Ability to present clear ideas, providing distance support, training and influence.
  • Strong analytical and conceptual skills in humanitarian programming, assessing emergency needs, market analysis, response analysis, and program design
  • Facilitation skills
  • Strong ability to work independently, organize work, meet deadlines, prioritize work under pressure, and coordinate multiple tasks

Please note the following on location of this post….

Location: ECSA (based in any ECSA Country Office). Please note that this position does not carry expatriate or relocation benefits and the selected candidate must be a citizen of one of the Countries in the following locations:

  • Kenya – Nairobi
  • Sudan – Khartoum
  • South Sudan – Juba
  • Somalia – Hargeisa
  • Ethiopia – Addis Ababa
  • DRC – Goma
  • Rwanda – Kigali
  • Burundi – Bujumbura
  • Uganda – Kampala
  • Tanzania – Dar es salaam
  • Mozambique – Maputo
  • Malawi – Lilongwe

How to apply:

To apply for this position, please visit our website at https://chp.tbe.taleo.net/chp02/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=CAREUSA&cws=52&rid=4314

Our diversity is our strength; we encourage people from all backgrounds and experiences, particularly women, to apply.

CARE USA is an equal opportunity employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you’d like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please click here.

The closing date for this posting, if listed, is approximate. Job postings may be removed from CARE's career website at any time.

Kenya: Field Logistics supervisor

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

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

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

Requirements

Education

Essential: KCSE and Technical Diploma/Degree

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

Experience

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

Desirable: previous experience with MSF or other NGOs

Languages

Essential: English

Desirable: Kiswahili, Luo

Knowledge

Computer literacy, all-round technical understanding and business management

Competences

People management

Commitment

Flexibility

Results

Teamwork

How to apply:

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

Kenya: Senior Programs Officer- Resource Acquisition & Management ( Livelihoods & Resilience)

Organization: World Vision
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 20 Jun 2018

Purpose of the Position:

To support well-coordinated and targeted resource acquisition and donor/stakeholder engagement efforts based on WVK – L&R areas of priority. This assignment focuses on contributing to development of fundraising strategy, setting priorities, goals and budgets, researching and identifying potential donors and communicating with current donors, writing proposals, making presentations to donors and stakeholders and maintaining donor data base.

The incumbent should deliver resource growth through:-

· Building and delivering joint donor acquisition and engagement plans as part of activities supported by the Livelihoods and Resiliency Unit (Food Security, Economic Development, Environment & Climate Change)

· Design and deliver specific activities to recruit new donors;

· Design and deliver communication plans to engage and uplift existing donors

· Write concept/proposal for Food Security, Economic Development, Environment & Climate Change;

· Working with the L&R Operations team ensure timely and effective reporting to donors;
To effectively deliver this role, the incumbent will need to possess knowledge and experience with different donor guidelines and regulations to including but not limited to USAID, AUSAID, DFID, EU, UNDP, UNEP, FAO , World Bank, , COMESA and any other donors related to livelihoods and resiliency sectors.

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

Major Responsibilities:

Lead fundraising for the L&R sector 50%

· Fundraising targets for Livelihoods and Resiliency Unit set and reviewed annually in line with National office strategic priorities;

· Ensure that Concepts and proposals are written as per Donor/ Support Office guidelines and timelines (donor regulations compliance);

· Coordinate the technical inputs into the concepts and proposals;

· Concepts/proposals done in line with donor guidelines and fit into the Government ministries’ guidelines;

· Feedback mechanisms coordinated with donors;

· Fundraising data base in place to track achievement of targets;

· Coordinated contractual processes with donors, SOs or other stakeholders;

· Research new and innovative projects and ideas that will be developed further into concepts and proposals

· Ensure appropriate and smooth hand-over of any project funding to the operations for start-up and implementation;

· Maintain and update Donor database regularly;

· Update and maintain electronic Grant information on WV Central site, M Drive among others

Engagement and networking for L&R potential donors 20%

· Develop and update Engagement and Fundraising business processes within the various functions in the organization;

· Coordinate donor engagement meetings and ensure representation of WVK at all high profile meetings.

· Develop Communication plan in collaboration with communications and Private Public Partnership functions to engage existing and potential donors;

· Profile World Vision Kenya through appropriate representation with Donors , Government , Peer Organizations and other key stakeholders;

· Ensure well-coordinated linkages and liaison with Support offices

· Ensure Donor expectations and SOs are met through a well-coordinated donor promise delivery model;

· Coordinate pre-teaming, teaming process and Agreements

L&R Sector Donor attraction and retention 20%

· Maintain updated L&R Capacity Statements as per donor interests;

· Actively seek out strategic alliances with donors, NGOs, UN, governments, Support Offices, bilateral and multilateral agencies for purposes of coordination, marketing and fundraising.

· Proactively provide donor updates on existing grants and keep the donor relations on course;

· Ensure good donor and World Vision International Support Office relations by meeting all contractual obligations and achieve high quality planning and implementation levels;

· Ensure new and existing donor exposure to WVK’s impact within communities including round table meetings with leadership.

· Actively network and initiate strategic meetings between donor’s representatives and WVK.

· Coordinate development and review of appropriate sectoral marketing products for key donors

· Ensure Internal & external engagement business processes & communication protocol with Donors are updated and adhered to.

· Develop and roll out specific donor acquisition and retention strategies.

· Coordinate and ensure timely and effective reporting;

Build Capacity of WVK to enhance Resource Acquisition & Management (RAM): 5%

· Coordinate identification of WVK staff capacity gaps at all levels (NO, Regional & County) in regard to grants acquisition and donor requirements.

· Build capacity of other functional staff for effective donor engagement process;

· Coordinate the development & implementation of NO GAM capacity-building plans.

· Facilitate cap*a*city building on proposal development, donor engagement, WVK Branding and monitoring & reporting based on donor requirements.

· Roll out of GAM initiatives.

· Research, develop & implement new initiatives that make GAM function more efficient and effective;

Other 5%

· Any other duties as assigned by the supervisor or designee

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

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

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in a livelihoods related sectors of Agriculture, Agricultural Economics, Horticulture, Animal Production or Forestry. A post graduate degree is an added advantage.
  • Minimum 6 years relevant experience, 3 in grant acquisition and donor engagement.
  • Have broad experience working and fundraising for Food Security, Economic Development, Environment & Climate Change with international Non-Governmental Organizations:
  • Strong grant writing skills; ability to develop quality concept notes, proposals, logical frameworks and reports under tight deadlines
  • Experience in dealing with bilateral, multi-lateral donors as well as the private sector;
  • Self-driven and adherence to timelines (able to deliver within tight timelines).
  • Computer skills especially Microsoft word and MS excel, and ability to type over 6o words per minute
  • Cross cultural experience, understanding and sensitivity.
  • Ability to motivate multi-stakeholder teams and inspire teamwork and to manage donor expectations;
  • Ability to work under tight schedules and with highly competing priorities.
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision.
  • Good presentation skills
  • Must be a committed Christian, able to stand above denominational diversities.

How to apply:

For more information on the job and application procedure, please visit: http://careers.wvi.org/job-opportunities-in-africa and submit your online application including a detailed CV, current and expected salary, with names of three referees. Application deadline is June 20, 2018 at midnight. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted**.**

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

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

Kenya: Resettlement Expert/ Case Officer

Organization: UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 14 Jun 2018

http://www.unhcr.org/ke/vacancies

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR*)*

UNOPS FLASH Vacancy Announcement

Vacancy Notice No.: IICA/KEN/NBI/18/004

Title of Post

Resettlement Expert/ Case Officer

Category /Grade

IICA-1

Duration

Initially up to 31 December 2018

Reporting Date

01 July 2018

Type of Contract

International ICA

Date of Issue

5 June 2018

Location

Branch Office Nairobi

Closing Date

14 June 2018

Organizational Context (role of the position within the team, describing its leadership role, it’s external/internal work relationships or contacts, the contextual environment in which it operates and the scope of supervision received, and where applicable, exercise by the incumbent)

The Republic of Kenya has acceded to the 1951 Convention relating to the status of Refugees and its 1967 Protocol as well as the 1969 OAU Convention, and has ratified various other international instruments protecting human rights.

In December 2006, Kenya enacted its first refugee legislation, the Refugees Act of 2006 (“Act”). Refugees do not have the right to choose their place of residence and to move freely within its territory, Kenya has since the early 1990s practiced an encampment policy. Refugees largely live in two refugee hosting areas: Dadaab (North-eastern Kenya) and Kakuma (North-western Kenya). Each location has a UNHCR Sub-Office and a number of camps under its jurisdiction. The law provides legal sanctions against those who contravene the Act by residing, without authority, outside camps in urban areas.

Refugees who live in the camps receive various support including, inter alia: education, medical and often food aid. Refugees residing in urban centres, as a rule, do not receive material assistance with the exception of extremely vulnerable cases and those with protection concerns. Nevertheless, refugees in the urban centres have considerable difficulty attaining self-sufficiency. Many have good reasons for not living in the camp including security issues, trauma, etc. Those living in the urban areas are subject to arbitrary arrest and detention as they are often without proper documentation to remain outside the camps.

The Urban Resettlement Programme (URP)

A significant number of resettlement referrals are expected during 2018: a total of 5,800 for the whole operation in Kenya, out of which approximately 1300 are expected to be submitted from Nairobi. This position is required in order to assist the Branch Office in Nairobi meet these increased resettlement targets.

Purpose and Scope of Assignment

The United States continues to receive the largest percentage of resettlement submissions. Canada and Australia also receive cases from the Kenya operation. Branch Office Nairobi usually receives annual selection missions from the UK. In 2017 it also submitted cases on dossier to France, Sweden, Iceland and New Zealand.

In order to meet its resettlement targets, the Resettlement Unit requires ongoing assistance from a consultant to ensure continuity of operations and quality assurance.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Resettlement Officer, the incumbent will perform the following duties:

  • Interview refugees, undertake necessary action/assessments to finalise the resettlement assessment, including, refugee status determinations and complete RRFs for cases deemed by the office to meet the resettlement criteria;
  • Complete Resettlement Referral Forms (RRFs) to meet agreed targets in Nairobi. The consultant is expected to complete 6 RRFs per week or a NFF in lieu of an RRF when and if the case interviewed is recommended for closure;
  • Liaise with other functional units with UNHCR and partner agencies to ensure necessary action is taken/assessments made to finalise documentation on resettlement submissions;
  • Draft BIAs for resettlement processing
  • Fulfil other resettlement related duties as directed by the supervisor.

The resettlement case identification system in Kenya focusses on identification of protection or vulnerable cases, identified by other units or by the implementing partners. This year Nairobi will implement a new case identification tool called “AIM”.

UNHCR’s partner organisation HIAS conducts BIDs for resettlement cases. The UNOPs consultant will not be expected to conduct BIDs.

Monitoring and Progress Controls

Consultants will be required to enter appropriate events in ProGres for each case that will enable the manager to easily compute the number of RRFs drafted or reviews completed.

Further, the consultant will be required to prepare reports following standard forms and deadlines:

• Biannual statistical and narrative reports

• A Final Report (at the end of the assignment or end of the year)

• A Performance Appraisal Report (PAR) as per Annex N (UNOPS)

The Performance Appraisal Report (PAR) must be signed by the direct UNHCR supervisor and by the Senior Protection Coordinator/ Senior Protection Officer.

Essential Minimum Qualifications and Experience

· University degree in relevant area (e.g. international law / refugee law, political science, social sciences – preferably in social work etc.) and thorough understanding of the principles of refugee law and UNHCR’s mandate;

Experience:-

• Minimum one year professional experience in relevant work area (e.g. Assisting refugees in a resettlement context, case advocacy, assisting with family reunification, identifying resettlement needs, preparing resettlement referrals/submissions etc.) – required.

• Professional experience in the area of refugee law or advocacy on behalf of refugees – required;

• Professional experience writing detailed submissions on complex issues related to refugee law or refugee matters – desirable;

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

• Experience drafting resettlement submissions – required;

Key Competencies:-

• Fluency in English language, strong drafting skills – required.

• Knowledge of and/or preparedness to become familiar with and abide by UNHCR’s principles, code of conduct and humanitarian goals – required.

• Knowledge of the international legal framework governing refugees, asylum seekers, internally displaced persons and statelessness – required.

• Knowledge of UNHCR guidelines on refugee status determination / resettlement. – desirable;

• Awareness of gender issues – required.

• Knowledge of rights and community-based approach to identify and respond to specific needs – desirable.

• Awareness of the importance of preventing fraud – required.

• Awareness of ways to mitigate risks – desirable.

• Respect for diversity. Ability to work in a multicultural environment. Adherence to the principles of transparency, confidentiality and fair treatment of refugees – required.

• Excellent interviewing and counselling skills – required;

• Ability to conduct assessments and identify protection risks of individuals and groups – desirable;

• Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively in teams – desirable;

• Ability to work in stressful situations and in hardship locations – desirable;

• International/field experience – particularly with NGOs or UN agencies working with refugees in countries of refuge – highly desirable.

• Working knowledge of ProGres – essential.

Living Conditions

Nairobi is classed as a B family duty station. Nairobi is in UN Security Phase 2. Politically instigated demonstrations and riots may occur at any time. General crime in Nairobi is high and like many other large cities, it is no longer the safe place that it used to be. Mugging, kidnapping, carjacking and armed robbery occur particularly in Nairobi, Mombasa and other large cities. A high sense of vigilance and alertness is required.

Staff members live in independent MOSS compliant housing in approved Nairobi neighbourhoods. Guidelines available from UNHCR Security and UNDSS.

The climate for most of the year is mild and warm, characterised by two rainy seasons. There are good medical and banking facilities available throughout town.

In order to meet its resettlement targets for 2018, the UNOPs consultant may be required to conduct field missions to Kakuma or Dadaab if, necessary. This will include interviewing and assessing cases and completing RRFs. UNHCR’s Nairobi Branch Office also covers urban refugees in all other locations in Kenya. Therefore other potential mission locations could include other cities, including Mombasa.

5 June 2018

Refugees, Stateless persons – who cares? We Do.

How to apply:

Candidates who wish to be considered for this position should send their motivation letter and Personal History Form available at the following link: http://www.unhcr.org/ke/vacancies and attach it to their application for the position. Applications should be sent to the Human Resources Mailbox at kennahr@unhcr.org

The Senior Human Resources Officer,

UNHCR Representation in Kenya

P.O. Box 43801-00100 Nairobi, Kenya

or hand delivered to the UNHCR Branch Office for Kenya, Lynwood Court, Waiyaki Way (opposite Lions Place). Please quote Reference: IICA/KEN/NBI/18/004. Only applications received by close of business on 14 June 2018 will be considered. Short listed candidates will be invited for a written and then oral interview.

Kenya: Job Title: Project Manager / County Program Lead Isiolo (Ref.2018/039)

Organization: Catholic Relief Services
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 28 May 2018

Department: WASH

Band: 9

Reports To: Program Manager WASH

Country/Location: Isiolo County, Kenya

About CRS:

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. We welcome as a part of our staff and as partners, people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need.

CRS has worked in Kenya since 1965. Over the years, CRS’ focus shifted from direct relief and food distributions to a comprehensive development program that works with partners and enhances local capacity. CRS Kenya programs now support children affected by HIV, and community-based efforts to increase household incomes, improve family health and sanitation, and enhance agriculture livelihoods.

Background:

The Kenya Resilient Arid Lands Partnership for Integrated Development (KENYA RAPID) is a Public Private Partnership (PPP) program, in which multiple partners cooperate. It aims to support sustainable and resilient livelihoods in Kenya’s Arid and Semi-Arid Lands (ASALs), by improving water availability and water service delivery to people and livestock, and improve rangelands. KENYA RAPID mobilizes financial and technical resources from development partners, national government, county government and the private sector. Over a five-year period (2015-2020), the program focuses on five Kenyan counties: Marsabit, Garissa, Isiolo, Wajir, and Turkana. Catholic Relief Services Kenya will be implementing the program in Turkana and Isiolo counties of Kenya.

Job Summary:

The Project Manager will manage, coordinate, and monitor project activities and relationships with partners and other project stakeholders to assist the achievement of the Kenya RAPID (Isiolo) project objectives advancing Catholic Relief Services’ (CRS) work serving the poor and vulnerable. The Project Manager will additionally provide technical support on WASH infrastructure development related activities. Project management skills and knowledge of the program area will ensure high-quality programming and continuously work towards improving the impact of this project.

Job Responsibilities:

Manage and lead the implementation of all assigned project activities as outlined in the detailed implementation plan, manage K-RAPID Isiolo budget and support in line with CRS program quality principles and standards, donor requirements, and good practices.

Effectively manage and supervise the K-RAPID team in Isiolo. Manage team dynamics and staff well-being. Provide coaching, strategically tailor individual development plans, contribute to the recruitment process of project staff, and complete performance management for direct reports.

  • Ensure learning properly accompanies project activities throughout the project cycle. Support accountability through coordinating project evaluation activities and guiding partners in their efforts to reflect on project experiences. Analyze implementation challenges and report any inconsistencies and/or gaps to inform adjustments to plans and implementation schedules.

  • Manage and oversee working relationships with all local project stakeholders, including county government officials, and serve as the liaison between them and the project team to mobilize local actors and promote project activities and impact.

  • Coordinate activities required for ensuring the financial, material and human resources for the quality implementation of the project. Conduct periodic budget reviews.

  • Identify staff capacity needs and technical assistance needs of partner organizations and contribute to capacity strengthening and required interventions to support quality project implementation.

  • Coordinate provision of any logistical and administrative support to staff and partners.

  • Ensure project documentation for assigned activities is complete with all required documents and is filed per agency and donor requirements. Lead preparation of trends analysis reports and documentation of case studies and promising practices within the project implementation area.

  • Provide technical support in the design and development of BoQ for the identified and designed Multiple Use Water Systems and supervision of water infrastructure activities.

MEAL Competencies:

  • Track project MEAL requirements – both CRS MEAL Policies and Procedures (MPP) and donor requirements.

  • Work with MEAL staff and partner staff to implement the MPP and donor MEAL requirements applicable to your projects.

  • Complete the annual MEAL procedure self-assessment for your project, and develop action plan to advance MEAL practice.

Typical Background, Experience & Requirements:

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree in Water Engineering

  • Minimum of 6 years of work experience in project support, ideally in the field of WASH.

  • Experience in managing USAID funded projects is an added advantage.

  • Experience working with partners, participatory action planning and community engagement.

  • Staff supervision experience.

  • Experience with private sector engagement is an added advantage.

  • Experience monitoring projects and collecting relevant data.

  • Experience using MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).

    Personal Skills

  • Analysis and problem-solving skills with ability to make sound judgment

  • Good relationship management skills and the ability to work closely with local partners

  • Proactive, results-oriented and service-oriented

  • Attention to details, accuracy and timeliness in executing assigned responsibilities

Required/Desired Foreign Language: None

Travel Required: None

Key Working Relationships:

Supervisory: Information officer, Food Security, Nutrition and Livelihoods Officer and CRS driver/mechanic.

Internal: Information officer, Food Security, Nutrition and Livelihoods Officer and CRS driver/mechanic, Program Manager WASH, Deputy Head of Programs, CRS’s finance, human resources and procurement departments.

External: The Governor’s Office Isiolo County, National Government officials e.g. County and Sub County Commissioners, and area chiefs in Isiolo, ministries of water, irrigation, health, finance and planning, agriculture, livestock in Isiolo County, Program consultants and contractors, PREG members and Millennium Water Alliance Program Coordinating Unit, Private sector partner.

Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff):

These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results.

  • Trusting Relationships

  • Professional Growth

  • Partnership

  • Accountability

Disclaimer: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.

CRS' talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.

Equal Opportunity Employer

How to apply:

Written applications indicating the reference number of position applied for and CV including day-time contact phone numbers, as well as names and contact information of three references should reach the below-mentioned by Close of Business Monday May 28, 2018.

Human Resources Manager

Catholic Relief Services – Kenya Program

E-mail :Crskenya-hr@crs.org

Note: Catholic Relief Services (CRS) does not charge any fees from applicants for any recruitment. Further, CRS has not retained any agent in connection with this recruitment

Kenya: NEGOTIATION AND MEDIATION TRAINING FOR ELECTION VIOLENCE INTERVENERS IN THE KENYA ELECTION VIOLENCE PREVENTION AND RESPONSE PROGRAM (KEVP)

Organization: Mercy Corps
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 25 Apr 2018

Terms of Reference- Negotiation and mediation training for election violence interveners in the Kenya election violence prevention and response program (KEVP)

Consultancy Title: Negotiation/mediation training Consultant

Project Location(s): Nairobi (2 trainings), Nakuru (1 training), Kisumu (1 training)

Duration: 15 days **

BACKGROUND:

Mercy Corps works almost exclusively in conflict and post-conflict environments. We currently have programs in 42 countries; the vast majority of these are considered at high or moderately high risk for instability. While we recognize the difficulties operating in these environments, we believe that transitional environments offer tremendous opportunities for positive change. Since the late 1990s, Mercy Corps has implemented more than 100 peace building programs in over 30 countries with specific emphasis on people-to-people approaches.

Mercy Corps has been implementing an 18 month Kenya Election Violence Prevention and Response Program, granted by the US Department of State in mitigating the escalation of election related violence in the past 18 months. During its implementation, the project established local peace structures at the sub county and county level that were taken through series of training's and facilitated to carry out peace work. To cement the gains made during the past 18 months, KEVP intends to hold a tailored training for target members of the local peace structures (IESC) established.

PURPOSE / PROJECT DESCRIPTION

As part of its exit strategy to empower Integrated Electoral Security Committees, Mercy Corps plans to conduct a tailored training on negotiation and mediation. The content of the training will be guided by the attached samples of needs assessment reports of the respective IESCs

It is envisioned that the training will empower the participants with skills to enable them execute their mandate post KEVP in their respective counties.

1. OBJECTIVE OF THE CONSULTANCY

Using Mercy Corps approved curriculum, conduct a tailored negotiation and mediation training to select members of the county Integrated Electoral Security Committees (IESC). The curriculum of the training will be informed by guided by attached survey findings.

2. SCOPE OF WORK

The consultant shall ensure the completion of the following activities in accordance with the terms and conditions of the consultancy contract:

· Develop a tailored mediation and negotiation training manual, that will address the existing capacity gaps in IESC as per attached survey findings

· Conduct four- three day trainings in the 3 counties namely Nakuru, Nairobi and Kisumu counties as stated in the project location

· Train at least 130 IESC members in negotiation and mediation in Nakuru, Nairobi and Kisumu counties.

3. DELIVERABLES

All the assignment reports must be of high quality. The key deliverables are as follows:

a) Four- three day trainings in each of the following counties- Nakuru, Nairobi and Kisumu

b) A comprehensive report of the training and list of beneficiaries

4. TIMELINE

This consultancy will take 15 days including travel days

5. SKILLS REQUIRED

We are looking for organizations/individuals who bring to this role of coach a proven dispute resolution process, data analysis from various dispute resolution efforts, and broad experience from supporting different types of dispute resolution efforts, in addition to:

· High knowledge of election conflicts and violence in Kenya and specifically in the counties of Nakuru , Nairobi and Kisumu counties

· Experienced trainer with extensive skills in participatory training approaches and curriculum development

· Experienced negotiator/mediator with proven record

· Extensive knowledge in conflict, peacebuilding and electoral processes

· Minimum 5 years work experience in related field

· Highly developed analytical and writing skills

6. EXPRESSION OF INTEREST

Any person interested in undertaking this assignment should send an Expression of Interest consisting of:

a) A short proposal on how the assignment will be undertaken (The proposal must be concise and straight to the point adhering to the timeframe)

b) A clear work plan (including a 3 day program for the proposed training)

c) Detailed budget

d) Curriculum vitae of the key expert(s)/trainer(s)

e) Applications by organizations to include a brief history of the organization and relevant experience

7. ASSESSMENT CRITERIA

All proposals will based on the following criteria:

Criteria Detail Points:-

  1. Experience of Applicant -Combination of organizational or individual experience, profiles of key individuals on the project, and provided demonstrations of work (35 marks)
  2. Technical proposal -Quality proposals will provide detail of the approach, training methodology, duration of training activities, examples of negotiation/mediation curriculums (40marks)
  3. Value for Money -Cost of work, compared to quality of anticipated products being provided (25marks)

8. MERCY CORPS RESPONSIBILITY

  • · Pay consultancy fees at a mutually agreed rate.
  • · Mobilize the trainees and support logistics
  • · Organize for interpretation where need be.
  • · To cater for accommodation and transport to and from the field.

9. MANAGING DELIVERY

The consulting team will report to the Chief of Party, Kenya Election Violence Prevention and Response program and shall work in close consultation with the Deputy Chief of Party and Area Manager.

How to apply:

Interested candidates should send hard and soft copies of proposal and budget to ke-bids@mercycorps.org (for soft copies) and at Mercy Corps Offices located at ABC Place, Block B, 1st Floor (for hard copies) .

Applications should reach the above no later than Wednesday 25th April, 2018 at 1700 Hrs.

Kenya: Remote Sensing Analyst-Re advertisement

Organization: Conservation International
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 27 Apr 2018

Conservation International (CI) has been protecting nature for the benefit of all for over 30 years. Through science, policy, and partnerships, CI is helping build a healthier, more prosperous and more productive planet.

POSITION SUMMARY:

Vital Signs is an integrated Monitoring System that intends to guide policy and decision making and monitor their outcomes to ensure that agricultural development does not unduly degrade natural ecosystems and the services they provide. The monitoring system is currently being implemented in, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania and Kenya.

Vital Signs has partnered with the GEF and IFAD to develop a monitoring and assessment platform for the GEF Food Security Integrated Approach Pilot Program. (https://www.thegef.org/project/food-iap-fostering-sustainability-and-resilience-food-security-sub-saharan-africa-integrated).The program has three components: (i) strengthening of institutional frameworks to promote integrated approaches in smallholder agriculture; (ii) promote scaling-up of interventions for sustainability and resilience; and (iii) ensure effective monitoring of ecosystem services and global environmental benefits through application of innovative tools and practices. The program will be implemented in twelve African countries (Burkina Faso, Burundi, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Swaziland, Tanzania and Uganda).

Vital Signs is seeking the services of a Remote Sensing Analyst to support the Monitoring and Assessment component of the program. The Remote Sensing Analyst will compile, analyze, interpret, manage, and distribute remote sensing imagery (MODIS, Landsat, Digital Globe). S/he will play a lead role in ensuring that baseline land cover maps are compiled and that land cover trends are analyzed at project and regional scales.

The deadline for application for all positions is April 27, 2018.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

S/he will have the following main responsibilities:

  • Develop baseline land cover maps for all projects that have geo-referenced spatial boundaries at 30m and at very high resolution, where data are available.
  • Develop a regional-scale land cover map (30m).
  • Perform modelling and classification analyses using time-series datasets (e.g., climate, satellite, and reanalysis data) for ecosystem modelling and climate variability research, including generating customized code, based on R and Python, for large volume data processing and analysis.
  • Capacity building for expanding the use of the data, methods and tools to other countries and regions.
  • Contribute written input and technical guidance to the IAP project.
  • Manage the highly visible, complex technical IAP project including meeting donor deadlines.
  • Manage external partner relationships including development of capacity and generation of outputs to guide partners in making decisions.
  • Contribute to reporting structures as laid out in the IAP documentation and the preparation of the Annual Work Plan and Budget.
  • Undertake any other duties, within her/his area of competence, as assigned by CI as it relates to this project.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Typical office environment but may require working in remote Africa locations.
  • Ability to work extended and irregular hours.
  • Frequent travel over 30% may be necessary.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required

  • Advanced degree in remote sensing, geography or earth science.
  • Seven (7) or more years of experience in scientific research and/or managing remote sensing or research projects or initiatives.
  • Demonstrated scientific writing experience, including peer-reviewed publications.
  • Proven ability in successfully interpreting and applying scientific information, data, models and developing creative solutions to achieve practical results.
  • Proven track record in project management design and implementation.
  • Proven team player able to work effectively across cultures and within and across organizations.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.
  • Highly organized and strong attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills and ability to build on existing knowledge to develop new approaches.
  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • Proficient in statistical and/or GIS software systems and procedures, and skilled in using new software applications.
  • Proven technical expertise in habitat monitoring, land degradation methodologies and analyses, and ecosystem modeling using a range of remote sensing techniques, image sources, and GIS.
  • Applicants must have the legal right to work in Kenya without employer's sponsorship.

How to apply:

Apply online through the following link
http://chc.tbe.taleo.net/chc01/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=CONSERVATION&cws=1&rid=1035