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Kenya: Voluntary Intern for Sudan and South Sudan

Organization: Amnesty International
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 04 Jun 2018

Programme: Office: Regional Office for East Africa, the Horn and the Great Lakes

Teams: Sudan and South Sudan

Duration: 6 months

Hours/Days per week: Minimum of 3 days per week, 5 preferred.

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Languages required: Fluent; English, or basic Arabic

Brief description of the team:

We are looking for a voluntary intern to work with the Sudan and South Sudan teams for six months, for at least three days a week and preferably five days. The Sudan and South Sudan teams are part of the East Africa, the Horn and Great Lakes Regional Office and are responsible for Amnesty International's research and campaigning in both countries.

Although the voluntary intern's role will be supervised, he/she will be expected to work independently, use their initiative and manage their own tasks. Willingness to undertake some routine administrative tasks is crucial. Projects will be devised by the teams in collaboration with the voluntary intern, who will aim to assist the teams in fulfilling their strategic objectives, while making the best use of the voluntary intern's own skills, interests and experience.

Undertaking a voluntary internship program at Amnesty International, one of the world's leading human rights organizations, can provide valuable experience and you will receive work references at the completion of your assignment.

However, please note that voluntary internship does not lead directly to an employment with Amnesty International.

Responsibilities

  • Human rights monitoring: Monitor newspapers, online and social media, and reports from partners on a daily basis.
  • Basic research tasks: with guidance from the team, carry out research on specific issues and ongoing developments and share findings with the team.
  • Database management: Maintaining and updating logs on human rights violations and abuses as well as individuals at risk.
  • Filing: Assist with electronic filing and filing of hardcopy materials.
  • Administrative support: Assist with tasks such as mailing, event organization, and organizing contact databases.

Qualifications

  • Interest in and knowledge of the social, political and human rights context of the Sudan and South Sudan.
  • Background through study, work or other experience in a relevant area, such as human rights, law, international relations, political science or social sciences.
  • Commitment to Amnesty International's mandate.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to work efficiently in a fast-paced environment and to multi-task.
  • Strong computer skills, particularly with Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Fluent written and spoken English.
  • Desirable language skill, Arabic.

NB: Only applicants who have eligibility, i.e. Kenyan citizens or foreign students with a right to study and work in Kenya, will be considered for the above post.

Kindly apply online on www.careers.amnesty.org.

How to apply:

Please follow this link to apply: http://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=aGVucmlldHRhLnlhbmtzb24uODIyMjIuMzgzMEBhbW5lc3R5LmFwbGl0cmFrLmNvbQ

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Kenya: Director of Research and Learning

Organization: Green String Network
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 04 Jun 2018

Green String Network (GSN) is a not-for-profit organization that brings together professionals and experts in the field of peacebuilding, trauma-informed healing and sustainable economic development. We are a network of likeminded individuals and organizations who work on conflict transformation, countering violent extremism and social healing. Our initiatives are driven by local partners who we support with technical expertise. At GSN, we believe that there is a direct link between levels of trauma in vulnerable communities and the challenges faced with justice, reconciliation, security and overall social wellbeing. Over the past years, we have seen applications of trauma healing practices positively affect communities in some of the most fragile areas of this world. Violence begins with a thought, yet few interventions focus on the mental wellbeing of at-risk communities. GSN concentrates on trauma as a root cause of instability and we use trauma-informed approaches for peacebuilding and conflict transformation work.

GSN is seeking a senior manager for this positions.

Objective 1: Manage Monitoring and Evaluation staff and activities.

Key activities & responsibilities to achieve this objective:

· Oversee M&E GSN staff.

· Oversee relevant M&E activities of partners.

· Oversee M&E key staff members of network partners.

· Liaise with donors and partners on M&E matters

· Develop M&E plans and strategies.

· Lead on IRB (Institutional Review Board) applications.

· Develop mechanisms for programmatic learning.

· Oversee data management and security.

Objective 2: Develop Monitoring and Evaluations tools and reports for Trauma-Informed peacebuilding programs

· Design M&E instruments for trauma-informed programs in a diverse set of contexts.

· Design different methodologies for M&E purposes.

· Conduct conflict analysis.

· Create survey instruments that measure levels of distress, attitudes and perceptions regarding conflict and peace.

· Produce evaluation reports, conflict analysis, reports for donors, and for publishing.

· Design templates for reporting purposes.

Objective 3: Conduct trainings and presentations

Key activities & responsibilities to achieve this objective:

· Train for implementation of M&E activities.

· Create M&E training tools and manuals.

· Train on enumeration and Focus Group Discussion procedures.

· Present findings to donors and at conferences

Objective 4: Support Organizational Development

Key activities & responsibilities to achieve this objective:

· Support fundraising efforts, including proposal writing.

· Support Organizational strategic planning.

· Support overall management and administration of the organization.

Internal & External relationships

Internal

· Executive Director

· M&E manager

· M&E staff

· M&E consultants

· GSN Management

External

· Partner Directors

· Partner Managers

· Donors

REPORTING RESPONSIBILITIES (which reports/documentation does this rôle produce)

· Donor reports.

· Program evaluation reports.

· Reports for informational and promotional materials.

· Articles and reports for peer-reviewed journals.

· Editorials or blogs as needed.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

QUALIFICATIONS

· 20 years’ experience and graduate level degree in international relations, social sciences, or behavioral sciences.

· Experienced in Trauma-Informed Conflict analysis, multidisciplinary approach that incorporates psychology.

· Experience in planning, design and implementation of M&E systems.

· Experience in application of the logical framework, other strategic planning approaches, M&E methods and data/information analysis.

· Experience in Conflict analysis.

· 15 years management experience with at least 10 years management experience in complex security environments.

· Proven track record working in insecure, fragile environments.

· Track record of research and evaluation in Kenya, Somalia, Ethiopia and South Sudan.

· Experienced in Quantitative and Qualitative analysis.

· Experienced with Institutional Review Board (IRB) applications.

· Able to support organization expansion in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

· Proven fundraising track record.

· Track record of presentations for conferences, workshops and donors.

· Demonstrated ability to work and solve problems independently and effectively in highly challenging circumstances.

· Excellent writing skills, with published works.

· Excellent English with ability to speak an additional language (Arabic, French or Spanish)

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

ESSENTIAL

· 20 years relevant work experience.

· In-depth knowledge of trauma and conflict and proven track record of trauma-informed conflict analysis.

· 15 years management experience.

· Experienced in M&E design and implementation in protracted conflict environments.

· Track record of research and evaluation in Kenya, Somalia, Ethiopia and South Sudan Availability to travel to Somalia, South Sudan and Ethiopia.

· Global research and/or work experience in Africa, Asia and/or Latin America.

· Demonstrated experience in quantitative and qualitative research and analysis.

· Excellent written and spoken English.

· Previously published articles and or reports on research related to trauma-informed programming, and or the impact of violence/trauma.

PREFERRED

  • Fluent in an additional language either Spanish, French and/or Arabic.

How to apply:

Please send your Cover Letter and CV, including 3 references and salary expectations, in one file (.pdf, .doc, .docx) to jobs@green-string.org with the subject line: Director of Research and Learning

Only applications formatted as directed above will be considered. Interviews will be rolling and potentially conducted prior to closing date.

Kenya: Business Development and Enterprises Officer – Regional Projects and South Sudan

Organization: Amref Health Africa
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 25 May 2018

MAIN PURPOSE OF JOB

To provide technical leadership in the identification and development of Amref Health Africa regional and South Sudan projects and enterprises in line with the Corporate and Regional Programmes Strategy; including development, finalisation and submission of high quality proposals and concept papers and assessing, developing and overseeing social enterprises for the organization.

The job holder will lead the implementation and achievement of targets of business and resource mobilization strategies (2018 – 2022) for Regional and South Sudan programs.

PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES

Programme Development

Support the Regional and South Sudan programs to develop and submit high quality multi-million, multi-country applications to institutional donors.

Technical support

Support reviewers to improve the quality of proposals submitted to donors; (selection of funding opportunities, assigning teams to develop and review applications).

Enterprise Development

Increase Amref Health’s enterprise portfolio in Regional and South Sudan programs by assessing feasibility of proposed projects, developing business plans and setting up and overseeing prioritized enterprises; building relationships with key customers, and gathering intelligence on the business environment.

Capacity Building

Build capacity of Regional and South Sudan teams to support business and enterprise development appropriately through training and application of a grant making and enterprise development systems with standard tools, templates and processes.

Client Relations

Work with the relevant departments and teams across the organisation to increase client (donors, MoH, partners) awareness of Amref Health Africa’s niche area, performance and reputation as a means to increase and ensure follow-on funding.

Coordination

Improve coordination of various teams at headquarters, regional programmes directorate, South Sudan, Europe and North America by harnessing the available expertise and optimising its usage in business development.

Knowledge Management

Establish and implement a proposal knowledge management system (information analytics system) that generates timely and appropriate reports for the senior management.

How to apply:

This job offers a competitive salary and excellent work environment. Interested individuals fulfilling the required criteria should email their application stating their motivation along with their CV to recruitment@amref.org

Applicants must clearly state the position being applied for in the subject line of the email.

Duly note that Amref Health Africa does not require applicants to pay any fee at whatever stage of the recruitment and selection process.

Kenya: Finance & Admin Manager, Kenya

Organization: Action Africa Help – International
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 25 May 2018

AAH Kenya is recruiting a Finance and Administration Manager (FAM). S/he will be a strategic thought-partner, and report to the Country Program Manager. The candidate will lead and develop the country team to support the following areas; finance, business planning and budgeting, human resources, administration and IT. The FAM will play a critical role in partnering with the senior management team (SMT) in strategic decision-making and operations of the Kenya programme of Action Africa Help International (AAH-I).

Duties & Responsibilities

Financial Management

  • Analyse and present financial reports in an accurate and timely manner, clearly communicate monthly and annual financial statements; collate financial reporting materials for all AAH Kenya donors and oversee all financial, project/program and grants accounting.
  • Coordinate and lead the annual audit process; liaise with external auditors and the Finance and Administration Director (FAD).
  • Coordinate all project audits within the AAH Kenya Program
  • Oversee and lead annual budgeting and planning process in conjunction with the FAD; administer and review all financial plans and budgets; monitor progress and changes and keep senior Management team (SMT) abreast of the Country's financial status.
  • Manage AAH Kenya cash flow and forecasting.
  • Implement a robust financial management/reporting system; ensure that financial data and cash flow are steady and support operational requirements.
  • Update and implement all necessary business policies and accounting practices; improve the finance departments overall policy and procedure manual.
  • Effectively communicate and present the critical financial matters to the AAH Kenya board of directors.
  • Review of monthly bank reconciliations for all bank accounts (both AAH Kenya and AAH-I) to verify accuracy and compliance to policy.
  • Management of the South Sudan gratuity fund

Administration

  • Oversee administrative functions as well as facilities to ensure efficient and consistent operations.
  • Coordinate and liaise with all external partners including third-party vendors and consultants for to ensure efficiency and transparency.
  • Establish and manage a comprehensive training program to AAH Kenya employees on key processes, tools, policies and procedures.

Professional qualifications

  • Minimum of a Bachelors Degree in Commerce.
  • A Certified Accounting qualification (CPA-K, ACCA, CFA) with active membership.
  • MBA/MSC is an added advantage.

Minimum relevant experience required

  • At least 7 years' of overall professional experience in financial and operations management.
  • Ability to translate financial concepts to- and to effectively collaborate with – programmatic and fundraising colleagues who do not necessarily have finance back ground.
  • A track record in grants management.
  • Working Experience with different donors – DFID, USAID, EC
  • Knowledge of various accounting and reporting software.
  • Excellent communication and relationship building skills with ability to prioritize, negotiate and work with internal and external stakeholders.
  • A multi tasker with the ability to wear many hats in a fast-paced environment.
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility and dedication to the mission of AAH Kenya.

How to apply:

Interested candidates should email application letter and CV (with 3 referees) addressed to recruitke@actionafricahelp.org to be received by 25 May, 2018. The email Subject Line must show the job title of the position applied for. AAH-I is an equal-opportunity employer. We thank candidates for their high interest in the opportunities we publish on our website. Due to the high number of applications we receive, we will only get back to shortlisted candidates.

Kenya: Medical Director, Kenya

Organization: Lalmba
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 15 Jul 2018

Lalmba Association is a small, Colorado-based NGO that operates a Health Clinic, HIV Treatment Center, Mobile Medical and Education program, and orphan programs on the shores of Lake Victoria. We are looking for U.S., Canada or European licensed Physicians, physician assistants or nurse practitioners to act as Medical Director.

Lalmba pays no salary but covers all expenses related to travel to/from Kenya, and working and living in Kenya (visas, immunizations, airfare, room and board, medical & life insurance). We are only able to consider candidates currently located and licensed in the U.S., South America, Europe and Canada.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: The Medical Director will provide the leadership and management of Lalmba’s Kenyan medical programs, including the health clinic, HIV treatment center and mobile clinics, as well as supervising local medical professionals.

QUALIFICATIONS: Qualified candidates are Physicians (Pas and NPs may also apply) who have a current medical license to practice in the U.S., South America, Europe or Canada, and a desire to serve the poor. Knowledge of tropical medicine is not required.

How to apply:

TO APPLY: For more information, go to www.lalmba.org or call 303-485-1810. If you meet the qualifications and would like to apply, please fill out the application form from our Volunteer page: http://www.lalmba.org/volunteer-application/

Kenya: Consultancy: Data support for REFLECT Circles

Organization: Action Africa Help – International
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 30 Apr 2018

Type of Contract: Short term facilitation
Duration of Consultancy: 20 days (2 phases of 10 days each)
Expected Start date: 7 May 2018

1.0 Mara Project Background: Mara Division is located in Narok West Sub-County, Narok County, which borders Tanzania in the South. Narok County is among the richest counties in Kenya and classified as one of the fundamental counties for achieving vision 2030 economic pillars. Key contributions are in the tourism sector through the Maasai Mara and the agricultural sector through livestock farming. Mara and Siana wards are the poorest wards, primarily covering the rangelands with low agricultural potential and mainly wildlife area.

2.0: Projects summary: AAH Kenya is implementing a 3-year project (2017- 2019) funded by Bread for the World covering Naikarra, Siana and Ilomtiok Wards. The project’s goal is to contribute to a sustainably improved livelihood of the pastoralist community in Maasai Mara. The objective of the project is improve the livelihood, social and economic participation of target communities in four sub counties in Mara, Naikarra, Siana, Ilomtiok in West Narok. The project objective is achieved through the following components and indicators:

  • Social and economic empowerment
    Indicator: at least 10% of the 300 women in West Narok report that they are more involved in household decision making
  • Strengthening of pastoralist activities
    Indicator: at least 20% of the pastoralist’s members in each cooperative have improved their income
  • Promotion of entrepreneurial competence among youth
    Indicator: at least 50% of 300 women and 100 youth have improved their income by 20%

3.0: Objective of the consultancy: The objective of the assignment is to train and support the project team on data collection, analysis and reporting on REFLECT circles, to train REFLECT Circle facilitators on data management, linking numeracy and literacy to improving household income. Through this consultancy AAH-I seeks to not only strengthen the skills of the project staff to follow up and monitor the project outcome but also to support in reviewing the existing data collection, analysis and presentation tools which seeks to capture both qualitative and quantitative data.

The consultant will also be expected to identify and document lessons learned (including lessons that might improve implementation of project), and make recommendations regarding specific actions that should be taken to achieve the projects goal. The consultancy assignment will be measured based on the indicators of the project’s logical framework.

4.0: Scope of the consultancy: The scope of work for this consultancy includes the following:

  • Familiarize self with the project documents (narrative proposal and log frame), baseline report, project reports etc
  • Review the data collection, analysis and presentation tools in relation to project indicators to ensure that the required information is captured and reported on.
  • Support the team in data collection, entry, analysis, presentation and reporting as per the project objective
  • Participate in trainings and project monitoring activities for the REFLECT activities
  • Support the team to compile reports both narrative and data for women component

5.0 Methodology: The consultant is expected to provide information that is credible, reliable and useful. The task should follow a participatory and consultative approach ensuring close engagement with all project staff. H/she will be expected to participate in field activities to the project areas. In consultation with the project team, H/she should develop a detailed work plan to ensure the consultancy deliverables are met within the time frame.

6.0: Key deliverables: Based on this TOR the consultancy is expected to deliver the following:

  • Detailed simplified data collection tools for the REFLECT Circles and women component as listed under 2.0: “project summary” above
  • Database of all the women components which the project team will update periodically and use the data for monitoring and reporting projects progress towards achievement of the goal.
  • Detailed projects progress report towards achievement of the indicators so far
  • Documentation of observations and lessons learnt during the assignment in relation to the projects indicators

7.0: Duration of the Assignment: The timeframe for this consultancy is in total 20 days in May 2018. The successful bidder must commit to accomplish and deliver the consultancy services and deliverables by the stated time.

8.0: Obligations of key participants in the consultancy

AAH-I will:

  • Provide Information on the context and project, and key contact staff
  • Organize all the logistics and accommodation for the consultant
  • Identify (under the guidance of the consultant) and mobilize the field exercise groups
  • Together with the consultant develop and review the work plan to ensure that the consultancy deliverables are well captured
  • Provide timely comments on the training plan and draft reports
  • Provide office space, internet at the Mara office, and transport to the project areas.

Obligations of the consultant
Together with AAH Kenya team in Mara provide the assignment work plan and any training materials

  • Lead the team in review and updating the data collection, analysis and presentation tools to ensure data collected is as per the projects objectives
  • Submit the reports on a timely basis as per the contract agreement.
  • Declare any possible conflict of interest before signing the contract
  • Cater for own costs – travel to the work station (Narok), meals, medical cover etc.

8.0: Required qualifications: Post-graduate or Bachelor’s degree in statistics, social sciences, Natural resource Management, community development, or other related areas.

Experience & skills:

  • At least three years’ experience in quantitative and qualitative data collection analysis and presentation skills
  • Experience in methodologies in completing assessments, reviews and evaluations within the international NGOs and/or NGO sector
  • Good research and analytical skills
  • Demonstrable report writing skills
  • Strong report writing, data collection, data analysis skills using Excel, SPSS and other analytical packages.
  • Familiarity with community-based and participatory approaches especially in pastoral setting
  • Demonstrated ability to train and build capacity of others
  • High level, up-to-date knowledge and understanding of livelihood improvement projects in varied livelihood zones
  • Experience in working in arid and semi-arid land areas in Kenya will be an added advantage.

How to apply:

Interested applicants who meet the required profile are invited to submit an expression of interest including:

  • A CV with details of qualifications and related experience.
  • Draft workplan clearly indicating the activity schedule for the 20 days.
  • Financial proposal providing specific cost estimates and consultancy fees.
  • At least two reports from previous related assignments carried out
  • Indications of availability to fulfil the consultancy as per the timeframes indicated

Applications must be submitted by 30 April 2018 to procurement@actionafricahelp.org

NB: Due to the urgency of the assignment applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Evaluation and awarding consultancy: AAH-K will evaluate the proposals and award the assignment based on technical and financial feasibility. AAH-K reserves the right to accept or reject any proposal received without giving reasons and is not bound to accept the lowest or the highest bidder.

Kenya: Programme Officer Governance/Migration

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

International Cooperation Division, Embassy of Switzerland in Nairobi

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

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

Main Tasks

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

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

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

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

Required Experience and Competencies

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

How to apply:

Modalities of employment and application

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

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

· Start date: at the earliest convenience.

Kenya: Programme Officer Food Security

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

International Cooperation Division, Embassy of Switzerland in Nairobi

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

For the management of its food security portfolio in Somalia and North-Eastern Kenya, the International Cooperation Division of the Embassy of Switzerland in Nairobi is looking for a Programme Officer.

Main Tasks

· Support the International Cooperation Division in ensuring the quality and result orientation of its food security portfolio (programme cycle management) with a particular focus on resilience building of (agro-) pastoral communities in the dry lands of the Horn of Africa.

· Represent the Embassy in the dialogue with and coordination among international donors, government authorities and other relevant stakeholders in the food security sector at national and regional level (including Pillar Working Groups in Somalia, Somalia Joint UN Resilience Strategy, IGAD Drought Resilience Platform etc.).

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

· As an active member of the Embassy food security team, contribute to the annual planning and reporting processes.

Required Experience and Competencies

· University degree in studies related to development (or similar education) and 5 years’ work experience in areas related to food security preferably in the Horn of Africa (Kenya, Somalia).

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

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

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

· Good understanding of the social, economic and political context of Somalia and North-Eastern Kenya, notably the humanitarian and development challenges affecting local communities, and ability to capture political and social dimensions of (agro-)pastoralism.

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

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

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

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

How to apply:

Modalities of employment and application

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

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

· Start date: at the earliest convenience.

Cameroon: Researchers, ENACT organised crime project-based in Pretoria, Yaoundé, Abidjan, Nairobi, Tunis

Organization: Institute for Security Studies
Country: Cameroon, Côte d'Ivoire, Kenya, South Africa, Tunisia
Closing date: 30 Apr 2018

The ISS seeks to appoint five researchers to the ENACT project’s Regional Organised Crime Observatories (ROCO). The researchers will be based in Pretoria, South Africa; Yaoundé, Cameroon; Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire; Nairobi, Kenya; and Tunis, Tunisia.

The ENACT project aims to enhance Africa’s response to transnational organised crime, through research, advocacy and evidence-based policy interventions.

The successful candidates will be responsible for research, monitoring regional trends, networking with stakeholders and project partners, and representing the project at meetings and events to promote research findings and policy interventions. Researchers will keep abreast of organised crime problems, actors and responses at national and regional level, and identify priorities for research and action. Researchers will also support capacity building and technical assistance for regional actors.

Applicants must be highly motivated, proactive and able to work under pressure. Good writing skills and an ability to respond quickly and manage time effectively are essential.

Overview of duties

§ Conduct thematic, methodologically rigorous research on topics agreed with the ENACT team

§ Write up research findings in ENACT’s required long and short formats

§ Support the ROCO Coordinator to build networks and maintain relationships with key stakeholders like the AU, government officials, EU, civil society and the media

§ Actively disseminate research findings through organising meetings, briefings and seminars to selected audiences

§ Gather and share regional and national information with the project team

§ Identify policy support and implementation needs of stakeholders, including capacity building, and work with project team to deliver assistance

§ Maintain a current understanding of regional and national organised crime developments, responses, actors, and identify priorities for research and action

§ Undertake monitoring, evaluation and communications activities, as required by the project

§ Ensure that all expenditure (travel, procurement and sub-contracting) complies with required financial rules and procedures

Overview of requirements

§ Post-graduate degree in a relevant discipline such as political science, criminology, development studies, public management, international relations

§ At least 5 years’ experience in research, journalism, policy support or technical assistance relating to inter-governmental institutions in the specified region

§ Demonstrable record of publications, e.g. journal articles, newspaper reports, project reports, website publications

§ Demonstrable record of knowledge relating to transnational organised crime, or a related field, in the specified region

§ Excellent verbal and written skills in English and French (for posts in Abidjan, Yaoundé and Tunis)

§ Demonstrable record of excellent interpersonal and networking skills, including the ability to work in a multi-cultural environment, and to establish effective working relationships with a diversity of stakeholders

§ An existing network among the project’s stakeholders; networks in organised crime or related fields will be an advantage

§ Ability to travel within the region and internationally

The length of the contract will be for 18 months, from 1 June 2018 (or earlier) to December 2019, and may be renewed subject to project requirements, funding and satisfactory performance. A competitive salary is offered.

How to apply:

Email your application to Rekha Valabh at pretoriajobs@issafrica.org. Applicants must specify in the subject line which region they would like to work in and provide a cover letter, detailed CV, and recent writing sample, including at least three contactable referees. The ISS will not be liable for any visa or relocation costs and only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Kenya: Consultancy services to conduct Market Assessment and Project Design Support – Kenya/Ethiopia

Organization: Mercy Corps
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 18 Apr 2018

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

MARKET ASSESSMENT AND PROJECT DESIGN SUPPORT – KENYA/ETHIOPIA-MC/KEN/NBO/004/2018

Mercy Corps is a non-religious, non-profit and non-governmental international humanitarian organization. Mercy Corps is powered by the belief that a better world is possible. Across the more than 40 countries in which we operate, we’re working to address root causes of poverty head on, and helping those caught in crisis not only meet their immediate needs, but build a brighter future

Mercy Corps is a consortium member for the Omo Delta Programme: Expanding the Rangeland to achieve Growth and Transformation, funded by the European Union Trust Fund (EUTF) and led by VSF-Germany and implemented in Ethiopia (South Omo, Bench Maji) and Kenya (Turkana, Marsabit). For both Ethiopia and Kenya, the role of MC is to strengthen livestock, labor and other related market systems. The program aims to promote economic and private sector development and greater resilience, particularly among vulnerable groups and address the drivers of instability, irregular migration and displacement.

Mercy Corps, is seeking for a qualified consultant to conduct market assessment and develop project design for the project.

How to apply:

Detailed scope of work and requirements for proposal submission can be picked up at ABC place, Waiyaki way, Block B, 1st floor during normal working hours, 8.00 AM -5.00 PM, or by following the link https://www.mercycorps.org/tenders.All questions should be submitted to:- ke-bids@mercycorps.org

Completed request for proposals clearly marked: – ‘MC/KEN/NBO/004/2018**: Consultancy services to conduct Market Assessment and Project Design Support – Kenya/Ethiopia** MUST be submitted to tenders@mercycorps.org clearly indicating the tender reference number on the subject line,

To be received on or before 18th April 2018 at 05:00 PM

Only RFPs submitted in prescribed form and deadline will be considered.