Background
UNDP Somalia Rule of Law and Security Programme (ROLS) is comprised of three main components that are programmatically and operationally linked. The project components are: access to justice, civilian policing, and community safety (DDR/AVR). The Community Safety (DDR/AVR) project in Somalia evolved from a previous DDR and small arms control project. It seeks to complement the institutional focus on the justice and security sector by fostering a partnership between the community and authorities for the provision of security. This partnership lies at the heart of security sector governance. Specifically, the project has helped establish a coherent peace-building infrastructure in the Somali region, connecting District Safety Committees under the District Councils with a national-level Peace-building Unit, and a neutral and non-political Somali Observatory of Conflict and Violence Prevention.

This infrastructure can now be used to implement various peace-building initiatives such as “Engaging with Somali Youth at-Risk through Community Security.” The so-called “Youth at-Risk” project is a joint initiative of UNDP, UNICEF and ILO which seeks to contain and prevent violent conflict by engaging youth at risk through the creation of employment and livelihood opportunities at the district level. A caseload of 2000 youth will be targeted in 2011, to be shared between three to five target districts where all three agencies are deployed. While the District Safety Committees are involved in the selection of the caseload and the follow up of the initiative, the Observatory will contribute to the peace-building curriculum and help monitor the impact of the initiative on indicators of violence.

UNDP's role is to identify youth engaged in armed activities, bring them into the programme, develop and implement a peace-building curriculum complementing ILO's support for vocational training, life skills based education and labour-intensive projects, and ensure the overall coordination of the programme. Particular care will be taken to tailor the peace-building curriculum to the profile of youth at-risk found in each target district. Importantly, UNDP will also develop an appropriate case management system to define criteria for continuous participation of individual youth in the programme, monitor attendance and compliance with these criteria, and offer a mentoring system for beneficiaries.

The consultant will develop a field monitoring and reporting system to feed into all reporting requirements (inter and intra organizational, donor, and public press releases). This particularly provides support to the headquarters Community Security (DDR/AVR) Office to fulfill its responsibilities to the programme.

Duties and Responsibilities
Summary of Key Functions:
  • Develop a concrete reporting and monitoring system for the youth at risk project;
  • Develop field routines for monitoring project progress;
  • Establish Internal capacity Building.
Develop a concrete reporting and monitoring system for the youth at risk project by focusing on the achievement of the following results:
  • Standardized formatting, design, and editing of reports, bulletins, and press release materials;
  • Updates and communication systems for inter and intra- programme partnered organizations of regular progress reports (weekly, monthly, and quarterly);
  • Strengthening Donor relations and reporting systems thorough understanding of donor requirements and communication. Development of specific Donor reporting systems to include Financial; Progress and implications; and Programme developments and modifications;
  • Standardized reporting formats for weekly, monthly, quarterly reports geared towards communications between inter and intra programme organizations including donor reports; Promotional/ informational materials on project achievements;
  • Develop monitoring system to ensure all programme targets are being met and impact is measured;
  • Conduct a midterm and year marker evaluations and prepare report highlighting achievements and lessons learnt.
Develop field routines for monitoring project progress by focusing on the achievement of the following results:
  • Strengthened field network through routine reporting and communication of all stakeholders;
  • Comprehensive reports published from routinely compiled materials to include reports, meetings, and workshops with contributions from all stakeholders (UN partner organizations, local authorities, ILO and UNICEF).
Establish internal capacity building by focusing on the achievement of the following results:
  • Facilitate three signed partnership agreements/MoU between the UNDP Somalia: Community Security Office and academic institutions with complementary research and practical objectives;
  • Develop an internship programme to include specific roles providing guidance for interns incorporating specific roles into current activities, projects, and programmes thus increasing the department capacity.
Impact of Results
The Reporting and monitoring Officer supports the achievement of the following outputs:
  • Youth at risk Programme is promoted among other peacebuilding, community safety, AVR and reconstruction initiatives
  • Strong communication between and among all stakeholders
  • Establishment of routine reporting and monitoring system
  • Lessons from reporting and monitoring systems are drawn and shared
  • Large scale evaluations are published
  • MoUs are signed between the Somali Community Safety (DDR/AVR) office and other academic institutions
  • Internship programme is in place
Competencies
Corporate Competencies:
  • Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN's values and ethical standards.
  • Advocates and promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UN.
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability.
  • Treats all people fairly without favoritism.
Functional Competencies:
Knowledge and Learning Management
  • Contributes to UNDP Practice Areas and actively works towards continuing personal learning and development.
  • Builds knowledge in at least one practice areas, and shares.
  • Ability to provide top quality policy advice services on related issues.
  • In-depth practical knowledge of inter-disciplinary development issues.
Development and Operational Effectiveness
  • Ability to conduct results-based management and reporting
  • Solid knowledge in financial resources and human resources management, contract, asset and procurement, information and communication technology, general administration and reporting
Management and Leadership
  • Builds strong relationships with clients, focuses on impact and result for the client and responds positively to feedback
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude
  • Demonstrates good oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities
  • Leads teams effectively and shows mentoring as well as conflict resolution skills
  • Remains calm, in control and good humored even under pressure
Required Skills and Experience
Education:
Advanced University degree (Masters Degree or equivalent) in International Development, or related social sciences, preferably with specialization in Poverty, Conflict, and Reconstruction. A relevant combination of university degree, professional training and experience may be considered in lieu of the advanced degree.
Experience:
Minimum of two years relevant experience with advance university degree or 6 years professional experience with a first level university degree in a similar position, at the national or international level is required
  • Experience with reporting and monitoring of large scale projects
  • Experience with Donor relations
  • Experience in armed combatants reintegration projects
  • Familiarity with the community safety and armed violence reduction
  • Previous experience and knowledge of the Somali context is a strong asset
  • Experience working with conflict affected youth and familes
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages to include Microsoft Office, SPSS, other design and formatting programs, etc.
  • Previous experience working in conflict or post conflict projects in the Sub-Saharan Africa would be an asset
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence. Closing date 17th March 2011. To Apply, Click here Click Here
 
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Responsible to: Director Article19 Kenya and East Africa

Key relationships: London based Accountant, Nairobi based Africa Programme Officers

Starting salary: KES 1,560,000 per annum;

Working hours: 37.5 hours per 5 day week

Location: ARTICLE 19 East Africa office in Nairobi, Kenya

Special conditions:
  • The postholder must have the right to work in Kenya.
  • Occasional evening/weekend work and travel within Africa may be required.
Contract: 2 years, renewable subject to funding

Job Summary

The post-holder will be responsible for ensuring the maintenance and smooth functioning of all Article 19 finance and administrative operations associated with the Nairobi office.

This will include the processing and recording of all financial transactions made by the office, all financial reporting to Article 19 London office, and to funders, managing relationships with suppliers and partner organisations and the management of office reception, contracts, supplies, stationery and filing systems.

The post-holder will also provide support to the Director in the co-ordination and recording of
meetings, supervising volunteers and interns and supporting other programme activities as necessary.

For a detailed Job Description and Personal Specification visit: www.article19.org

Interested candidates should send a covering letter highlighting how they meet the personal specification and a CV to kenyafinance@article19.org

or by post to

The Selection Panel,
ARTICLE 19 Kenya & East Africa,
ACS Plaza, 2nd Floor, Lenana Road,
P.O Box 2653, 00100,
Nairobi, Kenya.

Closing date for receipt of applications: By or before 5.30pm on 25th March 2011.

Interviews expected to be held during week commencing 4th April 2011

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted

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The Centre for Torture Victims (CTV) is an international non-governmental organization based in Minneapolis, USA. Founded in 1985, CTV was one of the first organizations in the US dedicated to providing care and rehabilitative services to survivors of politically motivated violence and torture, earning international recognition as a provider of psychosocial training and direct services.

Since then CTV has worked in Guinea, DRC, Sierra Leone, Liberia and Jordan. The Centre for Torture Victims is an NGO that exists to heal the wounds of torture on individuals, their families, and their communities and to stop torture worldwide. We work to build healing communities where torture survivors feel welcomed, protected and safe. CTV is new in Kenya, and is based in Dadaab, to address the mental health needs of survivors of torture and violent conflict.

Position:

The Centre for Torture Victims (CTV) is seeking an Evaluation and Data Officer to work as part of its mental health program for torture survivors in Dadaab. This professional will be responsible for the compilation, analysis, and reporting of confidential data collected, over time, by the centre’s counselors.

This professional will implement and maintain data collection systems, monitor the integrity of collected data, enter and compile data, conduct and interpret data analyses, and produce reports for internal and external evaluation audiences. The purpose of this post is to contribute to the implementation of the CTV program in the field, ensure that the project timelines are respected; the collection of clinical assessment, and that objectives and indicator targets are achieved.

CTV Kenya is inviting applications from suitably qualified Kenyans for this full-time position, which will be based in the Dadaab Main Office (DMO) compound.

Job Title: Evaluation and Data Officer
Location: Based in Dadaab (DMO)
Contract Date: April 1, 2011
Reports to: Country Director
Works With: Collaborates and consults with clinicians, counseling, and administrative staff

Primary responsibilities:
  • Data management: Enter and clean data. Maintain software associated with data collection processes (update, adapt and modify data systems as necessary).
  • Data Analysis: Analyze and interpret data using SPSS/PASW for reporting and ad hoc analyses
  • Monitoring: Monitor data and data collection processes to ensure adherence to data collection protocols, especially as it relates to clinical assessment measures.
  • Communication: Work with appropriate supervisor when there is difficulty with data or analysis; communicate with counseling staff to ensure quality data.
  • Reporting: Write and submit regular reports regarding clinical and training activities for both internal and external audiences.
  • Other: Complete other relevant tasks, as may be assigned by supervisory staff.
Profile and qualification:
  • Proof of Kenyan nationality
  • Strong background in statistics, social science research, or mathematics; extensive university studies or degree in statistics preferred.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English.
  • Strong computer skills and familiarity with MS Office products (e.g., Word).
  • Extensive experience conducting descriptive statistical analyses (e.g., means, averages, percentages).
  • Experience conducting inferential statistical analyses (e.g., t-tests, correlations, regression, ANOVAs) a plus
  • Experience working with SPSS, also known as PASW, or similar statistical software; experience with Excel; familiarity with database software a plus
  • Experience in managing ongoing data collection efforts preferred
  • Excellent organisational skills with the ability to prioritize task and meet deadlines
  • Good interpersonal skills and a team player
  • Background or understanding of mental health preferred
  • Demonstrated flexibility to adapt to changing program requirements, client needs, and political climate.
  • Ability to live and work in Dadaab [CTV will facilitate for the right candidate to relocate to Dadaab, but there will be no travel benefits associated with this position; it is assumed that the candidate will be considered to be employed full-time in Dadaab.]
Terms and conditions of the contract:

The initial contract is pending donor approval and will be for five months, with the option to extension based on performance.

How to Apply:

To apply for this position, please e-mail your detailed CV ONLY to asannoh@cvt.org by Saturday, March 19 2011 by 2:00 PM and include the following title in the e-mail subject line:
“Application for Evaluation and Data Officer_CTV Dadaab”

Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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