Mercy Corps exists to alleviate suffering, poverty and oppression by helping people build secure, productive and just communities.  

Driven by local needs, our programs provide communities in the world’s toughest places with the tools and support they need to turn the crises they confront into the opportunities they deserve.  

Mercy Corps is looking for committed and dynamic individual to take up the following position. 

WASH and Advocacy  Advisor - Wajir
 
Program / Department Summary: Mercy Corps implements high-quality, analytical development activities in challenging environments. We have been operating in Kenya since 2009 and currently work in all but one province of Kenya with funding from USAID, DFID, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and other private donors. Mercy Corps Kenya opened in Wajir County in response to the 2011 hunger crisis.

The current portfolio in Wajir takes a market-based approach to building resilience and economic growth. Our programs are aimed at strengthening systems and mechanisms to enable sustainable development while maintaining the ability to meet immediate needs during crisis. 

Mercy Corps works closely with partners including community members, local government officials and private sector stakeholders to ensure community-driven and market-led development interventions. 

General Position Summary:

The WASH and advocacy advisor will organize all activities related to the implementation of  the water program including optimizing the use of Public Private Partnerships (PPP) in development of infrastructure for water supply and treatment in Wajir, Organizing advocacy campaigns toward improved rangeland management, water safety and waste management and improving viability of rural water  supply points.

S/he will have to coordinate closely with the County Government, ministry of Water and district water Officers and  other stakeholders to ensure that all projects implemented are demand-driven and communities comply with the programs market development and facilitation approach.

S/he will report to Program Manager.

Essential Job Functions:
 
Department Management Duties:
  • Ensures adequate coordination and communication among Mercy Corps Kenya program department to build an integrated program and ensure proper information sharing and team work.
  • Monitors WASH operations and report on program development while providing solutions to problems.
  • Contributes to future project and program planning, fundraising and development.
  • Contribute to the wider reporting requirements of Mercy Corps Kenya both internal and external.
  • Ensures efficient and transparent use of the resources in compliance with Mercy Corps and donor policies and procedures.
  • Assists the Mercy Corps Kenya staff with strategic planning and technical direction of the WASH program to guarantee program impact and institutional growth.
  • Ensures projects are designed within Mercy Corps project briefing guide and delivered on time, while paying attention to beneficiary priorities and sustainable interventions.
  • Coordinates site-visits to the projects sites and hosts missions/consultants and ensure timely and efficient monitoring and evaluation of project activities
  • In coordination with program director, partner agencies, translates the program concept and spirit into measurable activities / tasks for the program staff striving for innovative programming with practical and sustainable impact on the ground.
Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Technical duties
  • Organizes for Increased access, affordability, and improved sustainability of rural water points through facilitation of procedures and processes for identification of rural water service providers and thus ensuring access to safe water services and basic sanitation facilities.
  • Contributes to strategic discussions in the WASH team improving efficiency and effectiveness of current and potential interventions in the water sector
  • Train local stakeholders in the water sector on provision of commercially responsible water provision especially water user association to improve their technical and management skills
  • Provide regular written and verbal reports to the Program Manager on  program activities
  • Compile project reports highlighting project impact against indicators and contributes to field based reports to Mercy Corps and donors
Representation functions
  • Provide direction and leadership to Mercy Corps Kenya Water component activities in the Drylands and livestock improvement project (DALIP) program and operation in Wajir.
  • Foster strong working relationships with local government authorities and communities ensuring Mercy Corps and partners’ activities closely match community priorities and directly respond to needs of the target communities.
  • Represent Mercy Corps and ensure government coordination and participation in programming and public relations and visibility for Mercy Corps donors.
Knowledge and Experience:
  • MSc or equivalent in Engineering, Business administration, economics  or any other related field
  • Strong of knowledge of Advocacy, community development, water, hygiene and sanitation principles.
  • Strong knowledge and experience in Pro-poor market development approaches
  • Strong verbal and written communications
  • Ability to deal with people of diverse backgrounds, including government officials and contractors.
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Computer skills
  • 5-7 years’ experience in water, sanitation and community development as well as lobbying and advocacy experience, preferably within arid and semi-arid regions
  • Demonstrated flexibility and creativity in planning and problem solving; Proven ability to learn quickly and achieve stated results and objectives.
  • Demonstrated success in programs related to market development, value chain development programming, and increasing access to rural and urban water and sanitation services, particularly in lean markets.
  • Demonstrated ability to function as a social entrepreneur and proven success with building, managing and leading a team of professionals and the ability to function as a team player among peers.
  • Effective verbal and written communication, multi-tasking, organizational, prioritization skills are necessary.
  • Previous experience in writing proposals is an added advantage
  • History of working effectively and respectfully with host country government, private sector, INGO and NGO partners in complex environments.
  • Prior work experience in Market development programs strongly preferred; an ability to work comfortably, effectively and creatively within the cultural environment of the Somali region of Kenya and areas of poor security required.
Organizational Learning  
 
As part of our commitment to organizational learning and in support of our understanding that learning organizations are more effective, efficient and relevant to the communities they serve - we expect all team members to commit 5% of their time to learning activities that benefit Mercy Corps as well as themselves. 

Accountability to Beneficiaries
 
Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts towards accountability, specifically to our beneficiaries and to international standards guiding international relief and development work, while actively engaging beneficiary communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field projects.

Supervisory Responsibility: Field Officers
 
Accountability:
  • Reports Directly To: Program Manager
  • Works Directly With: Wajir based staff, Partners.
Success Factors:
 
The successful candidate will be a self-starter, multi-task oriented and able to work in a complex environment. 

S/he will be a tolerant and flexible individual able to work in difficult and stressful environments and follow procedures. S/he will be a team-player with positive attitude to problem solving and conflict resolution. 

The successful candidate will be able to apply creative solutions to program quality and team-building. S/he will also have the skill to engage, motivate and encourage staff to bring creative solutions to development issues, identify opportunities for increased impact, and pursue project objectives.

Interested candidates who meet the above required qualifications and experience should submit on or before June 10,2014  at 4.00 p.m a cover letter, detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) listing three professional references( including a recent supervisor) to hrkenya@ke.mercycorps.org .

Applicants must clearly indicate on the email subject: The position and location they are applying for, e.g “Wash and Advocacy advisor” Applications without the right subject heading will be automatically disqualified. Please do not attach any certificates. 

(ONLY Qualified short-listed candidates will be contacted)
Urgently Required

Job Title: Human Resource Manager
 
Reports to: Group Chief Executive Officer
 
Duty Station: Monarch Group (Chester House, Nairobi)
 
Key Task: To manage the human resources function of the Group in a manner that ensures there is a working environment and a skilled and motivated workforce that facilitates the achievement of business objectives and that the Group is in compliance with employment legislature.
 
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Develop and implement a HR strategy based on the overall Group strategy to ensure that business needs are met
  • Develop a HR budget based on the strategy and effectively manage it to ensure cost management goals are achieved
  • Develop and implement HR management policies and procedures and monitor all HR activities and practices to ensure compliance.
  • Manage the recruitment process in a manner that ensures that right calibre of employees is hired and that new employees receive proper instructions regarding their duties and terms of employment.
  • Co-ordinate the performance management process and all related functions including staff appraisal, training planning and implementation and incentive schemes.
  • Put in place and regularly review and update succession plans that ensure the continuous availability of internal candidates, to fill vacancies within the supervisory and management grades
  • Manage industrial relations matters and offer training, advice and general guidance to managers and supervisors on labour laws and related market practices so as to ensure a harmonious work environment.
  • Oversee and coordinate all HR activities including the welfare and disciplinary matters across the group.
  • Handle staff grievances in a prompt, conscientious manner while paying heed to the company’s business needs and policies.
  • Train managers and supervisors on basic staff management and disciplinary skills and provide counselling support to staff as needed.
  • Continually review and update the terms and conditions of service of employees to ensure that the Group remains within common market practice and communicate to the staff appropriately.
  • Continually review pay and reward systems that are in place within the company so as to ensure that these remain competitive and affordable.
Job Specification
  • Degree in HR Management or the equivalent
  • Diploma in human resources management
  • 7 years experience in human resource management (2 of which should be at a senior level)
  • Member of a professional body
  • Performance management and monitoring skills
  • Knowledge of labour laws
  • Strong communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills
  • Counselling skills
  • Strong employee relations skills
  • Effective listening skills
  • Training planning/ management skills
  • Strong leadership skills
  • An innovative problem solver
  • Computer literate
  • Experience of human resources systems development
Email Your Application and CV to: jobsatmonarchgroup@gmail.com
Account Manager –  Textile Industry

Our client, a well established Sports Wear Company based in Nairobi Kenya is looking to fill the position of an Account Manager. 

The successful candidate MUST have prior experience of sales in bespoke sportswear, corporate ware or textile industry.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Hitting sales and service targets and reporting on progress.
  • Achieving growth across all business sectors with the ability to identify and pursue new opportunities for business development.
Qualification:
  • Must possess strong communications skills and have the ability to communicate effectively at all levels both internally and externally.
  • Must be a strong team Leader to be able to lead from the front and have a ‘hands on’ approach to develop new business and grow the existing portfolio.
  • Must possess strong analytical, numeracy and literacy skills.
  • Must have strong negotiation and interpersonal skills.
  • Having a pre – existing network of contacts within the niche team wear area is an added advantage.
  • Must have a high level of computer literacy including Excel, Outlook and CRM.
  • Must have a passion for sport.
  • Preferably have experience or knowledge of public sector tenders.
  • Must be outgoing “people” person!
Monthly gross salary: Competitive Remuneration Dependent on Experience. (Plus Car & Bonus)
 
Deadline: 20th June 2014    
 
Applications:
 
Send your up to date CV to: 

brillian@summitrecruitment-kenya.com
Summit Recruitment & Training, Blixen Court, 
Karen road, Karen.

*** Please indicate your current salary for your application to be considered ***
 
Only short listed candidates will be contacted. 

Please indicate in your email which position you are interested in.
 
****Please do not apply if you do not meet the requirements of the job****
Experienced Writers Required
 
Requirements
  • Preferably graduates in their area of specialization
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Show experience in handling short deadline and long orders
  • Smart –can you do a book preview without the book?
  • Ready workstation-you must have reliable computer and internet
  • Start time immediately!
  • Pay ranges from (200-350 per page) per assignment detail, technicality and urgency
Application Procedure
 

Applications should be mailed to njorogegitau18@gmail.com before 7th June 2014 with the following 
  • 3 samples (different format guides and varying lengths) (Experienced writers know that sending other peoples samples is easily detected, send your samples!) 
  • CV or highest academic qualification certificate
  • ID (eliminates ghostwriters)
 Failure to include any of the mentioned automatically disqualifies you
Promoting inclusive, accountable and legitimate political settlements in Africa - the case study of security provision in Kenya and South Sudan
 
Terms of Reference for Lead Researcher
 
Saferworld: Saferworld is an international non-governmental organisation working to prevent violent conflict and help build safer lives. We work with people affected by conflict to strengthen national and international policies and practices so that they help build lasting peace.

Saferworld works in Africa, South Asia, Central Asia, Europe, and the Middle East and North Africa. Its headquarters are in London and it has regional offices in Nairobi and Kampala.
 
Local Capacities for Peace International: Local Capacities for Peace International (LCPI) is a non-governmental organisation registered in Kenya in 2005.

It seeks to promote and strengthen participatory conflict sensitive programming, and to consolidate and sustain the best practices and lessons learnt from the implementation of the Local Capacities for Peace Project in the Horn of Africa. 

The main purpose is to promote, advocate and create awareness on the need for conflict sensitivity in peacebuilding, humanitarian, and development interventions at community, regional state, state and international levels with the theme of ‘DO NO HARM’. 

LCPI has four core program areas around which its approaches are defined: conflict sensitivity, peacebuilding and conflict transformation, socio-economic transformation and advisory services.
 
Saferworld and LCPI have entered a partnership to undertake research on promoting inclusive, accountable and legitimate political settlements in Africa. A summary of the research project and requirements for the role are outlined below:
 
Research Project Summary: This research project seeks to provide Kenyan and South Sudanese perspectives on a critical but often overlooked element of peacebuilding and statebuilding, namely the role of national security reform and security provision in political settlements. 

The study will look into the Kenya Nation 2008 Accord and Sudan 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA). The two political settlements were implemented with different results on peace and security for the citizenry in the two countries. 

The research intends to investigate and respond to questions about the type of security regime established by the agreements and their impacts on the two countries.

Overall Project Objective: To contribute to knowledge about the establishment of accountable, inclusive and legitimate security regimes through political agreements designed to end civil war.
 
Specific Objectives
  • To generate knowledge on experiences of integrating security and security sector reforms into political settlements
  • To identify the factors that have shaped implementation of security provisions and reforms established in Sudan’s CPA and Kenya’s National Accord.
  • To share lessons from the cases of Kenya and Sudan that will contribute to the development of effective political settlements in other parts of Africa
Lead Researcher
 
Scope of Work: Saferworld and LCPI seek to engage a researcher for a period of 12 months to lead and coordinate the research process. 

The lead researcher will work with the research team from Saferworld and LCPI and closely with the project leader, the research advisor and the Research Advisory Group in conducting the research. 

The research will be undertaken through primary and secondary data collection. 

Specifically, the lead researcher is required to:
 
1. Methodology development and research preparation
  • In collaboration with the research team and Research Advisory Group, develop a detailed research methodology, including conceptual framework, research questions, purpose and hypotheses, research sites and populations, data sources, and participatory methods for engaging sampled research groups in data collection.
  • With support from the research team and the Research Advisory Group, oversee systematic and extensive literature review on key thematic research areas pointing out strengths, weakness and information gap within the context of political settlements.
  • Train the research team on research methodology and data collection process and take other measures to ensure good quality and ethical research.
  • In collaboration with the research team and the Research Advisory Group, develop guidelines and measures to ensure research integrity and ethics throughout the research.
  • Participate in stakeholder analysis at the regional, national and local levels in order to identify research participants, targets for dissemination and shape policy recommendations.
  • Coordinate and participate in field data collection in four predetermined research sites depending on the unique sites’ needs.
2. Analysis and writing
  • Support data analysis, identification of research findings and preparation of a comprehensive research report on findings and key recommendations, in collaboration with the research team and the Research Advisory Group
  • Guide the development of policy briefs based on research findings and support dissemination and communications work.
Qualifications and Experience Required
  • A masters degree in peace and conflict studies, political science, sociology or other relevant social science discipline (doctorate qualification will be an added advantage)
  • At least five years professional experience in research design and implementation, with particular knowledge of case study research and participatory research approaches.
  • A relevant publications record (preferably proof of some peer reviewed published work)
  • Knowledge of theoretical and international policy debates linked to conflict resolution, civil wars and peace processes and a solid understanding of recent Kenyan and South Sudanese political and conflict history.
  • Experience of devising targeted, evidence-based policy recommendations and leading the development of relevant policy analysis for publication.
  • Ability to work independently with strong sense of initiative, discipline and self-motivation
  • Knowledge of relevant guidelines and processes for ensuring ethics and integrity during research (e.g., a challenging environment and sensitive issues).
  • Experience of working with and interviewing high level government contacts, NGOs and local communities during research processes
  • Fluency in oral and written English and Swahili.
  • Competence in qualitative and quantitative data analysis
Duration of the Contract: This contract is for a period of one year and will be subjected to review at the end of this period.

Application: To apply for the role please send a CV and covering letter to motieno@localcapacities.org and jkamau@saferworld.org.uk by 9 June 2014. 

Please also include in your application two samples of your published works, and should be a maximum of 2000 words.
Department: Reporting
 
Position: Project Development Manager - Horn of Africa
 
Contract duration: 6 months, renewable
 
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
 
Starting Date: ASAP
 
I. Background on ACTED: ACTED is a French humanitarian NGO, founded in 1993, which supports vulnerable populations, affected by humanitarian crises worldwide.

ACTED provides continued support to vulnerable communities by ensuring the sustainability of post-crisis interventions and engaging long-term challenges facing our target populations, in order to break the poverty cycle, foster development and reduce vulnerability to disasters. 

Our interventions seek to cover the multiple aspects of humanitarian and development crises through a multidisciplinary approach which is both global and local, and adapted to each context. Our 3,300 staff is committed in to responding to emergencies worldwide, to supporting recovery and rehabilitation, towards sustainable development.
 
Our teams in the field implement some 340 projects in 34 countries covering the following sectors emergency relief, food security, access to health, education and training, economic development, microfinance, advocacy, institutional support, and regional dialogue, cultural promotion.

Based on considerable experience addressing the needs and situations of vulnerable communities, ACTED contributes to the international agenda towards reaching the Millennium Development Goals,
through a wide range of partnerships, innovative initiatives, and campaigns.
 
II. Country Profile
 
Capital Office: Nairobi
 
National Staff: 105
 
Areas: Kenya, Uganda (Pokot, Middle Juba, Northern Uganda, Karamoja)
 
On-going programmes: 19
 
Budget: 4.2 M
 
ACTED launched its Kenya mission in January of 2008 with an emergency assistance program for residents in Nairobi slums affected by the post election violence. Since 2009, Nairobi has been the home base of ACTED’s relief operation in Southern Somalia aimed at supporting vulnerable famers affected by recurrent droughts.
 
In 2010, ACTED’s mission in Kenya/Somalia sought to address the needs of pastoralist and farmer communities of North Central Kenya and South Somalia arising from multiple shocks such as adverse climatic conditions and disease outbreaks, through emergency food and non-food items distribution.

In the wake of this emergency context, ACTED also promoted the adoption of sustainable community based solutions, emphasizing livelihood strengthening and diversification, natural resource rehabilitation and management, good hygiene practices and access to sanitation facilities.

ACTED is developing its programs in South Somalia, focusing on building capacity to respond to emergency outbreaks, as well as ensuring local populations are integrated into longer term projects aiming at improving their livelihoods. 

This will occur in the form of food, water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and livelihood support to vulnerable agro-pastoral and riverine communities.

Today, ACTED's teams and resources are mobilized on the front of dire needs in our areas of intervention in Somalia and Kenya, as well as other areas in the Horn of Africa.
 
III. Position Profile
 
The Project Development Manager is in charge of managing in liaison with the director of the cluster Horn of Africa and the Deputy Country director for Kenya / Somalia to ensure:
 
1) the development of adapted, relevant and qualitative project proposals
 
2) the production of timely reports for ongoing projects
 
3) the follow up of Programme strategy and internal communication amongst programme teams.

He/she assists the deputy Country Director and Director for Horn of Africa in developing a country communications strategy, both internal and external.

He/She is in charge of maintaining an in-depth insight on donors and other stakeholders ‘strategies, activities and opportunities in-country, in line with ACTED’s overall programme strategy

1. Project Cycle Management and Reporting
  • Facilitate the development and implementation of project cycle management;
  • Liaise regularly with Area Coordinators, Programme Managers and technical staff to ensure solid knowledge and follow up on project implementation and the production of quality reports across areas and across Donors;
  • Ensure reporting and contractual requirements are met and reports to donors reflect the progress and status of projects in a transparent, timely and professional manner.
  • Ensure in particular that reporting guidelines, formats, philosophy, deadlines for each project and donor is communicated clearly and standardized across the region for new and on-going projects
  • Follow up the implementation of the Project Management framework (PMF, ACTED PCM Tool) for all projects
  • Keep track of all projects and programmes monitoring and evaluation schedules and work with field staff to design and implement monitoring and evaluation procedures;
  • Work in close relation with AME Department to develop and incorporate more solid monitoring and evaluation components in reports;
  • Work in close relation with Finance Department and ACTED HQ to ensure greater coherence between financial and narrative reports, and ensure steady cash inflow based on the timeliness and quality of report submissions.
2. Information System
  • Work with all departments to follow up project and programmes databases incl. work on the nomenclature used (official names etc.);
  • Ensure that appraisal, monitoring and evaluation and donor reports are made useful for fundraising and proposal development strategy and add to the general base of field knowledge in the country for all organisations working in the area;
  • Set up a Resource Centre at the regional cluster’s office regularly updated with appropriate and relevant external and internal resources.
  • Diffuse information to other internal stakeholders
  • Ensure that all meetings are held and documented (monthly management meetings, capital coordination meetings, area coordination meetings, weekly base meetings, quarterly country coordination meetings);
  • Follow-up meetings at the field level and/or in the capital, between the bases and between the Country Managers;
  • Draft and / or supervise agenda and minutes of region-wide meetings.
3. Proposal Development and External Relations and Donor Strategy
  • Participate in and contribute to defining and formalising an ACTED strategy in the area.
  • Update on a weekly and monthly basis the external relations database (donor follow up), which documents latest negotiations and proposal possibilities with a number of key donors;
  • Update monthly the reporting follow up and ensure smooth and regular communication with ACTED HQ Project Development Department.
  • Mobilise Area Coordinators, Programme Managers and technical staff to ensure that proposals are developed in a cohesive and professional manner and in line with ACTED country strategy and donor requirements;
  • Act as point of contact for all Donor communication, including the organisation of and hosting of Donor visits in the field.
  • Address ad hoc donor requests in liaison with the director of the cluster Horn of Africa and the Deputy Country director for Kenya / Somalia
  • Take the lead in the development, drafting and consolidation of project proposals and fundraising documents in liaison with ACTED HQ Project Development Department and other stakeholders
4. External Communication
  • Define the main target groups, activities, resources and partnerships needed;
  • Ensure continuum of PR activities, including formal presentations, engaging media for coverage on success stories, updating project-specific and regional fact sheets, and documenting publications featuring ACTED in the media ;
  • Provide ACTED Global with full information on projects whenever needed.
  • Participate in ACTED Global communication strategy by providing regular informal updates on projects, by sending pictures and articles on projects progress and/or specific events for ACTED Newsletter and Annual Report.
IV. Qualifications:
  • Postgraduate diploma in International Development and (or) relevant Master’s level degree (anthropology, development studies, humanitarian aid, sociology);
  • Fluency in written and spoken English
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English
  • Strong writing abilities and analytical skills
  • Skills in political sciences or international relations
  • Ability to work efficiently under pressure
  • Previous experience in the humanitarian field, proposals development, and donor relations are required
  • Previous experience abroad is required
V. Conditions:
  • Salary defined by the ACTED salary grid; educational level, expertise, hardship, security, and performance are considered for pay bonus
  • Additional monthly living allowance
  • Free food and lodging provided at the organisation’s guesthouse/or housing allowance (depending on contract length and country of assignment)
  • Transportation costs covered, including additional return ticket + luggage allowance
  • Provision of medical, life, and repatriation insurance + retirement package
VI. Submission of applications:
 
Please send, in English, your cover letter, CV, and three references to jobs@acted.org
 
Ref: PDM/KEN/SA
 
ACTED
Att: Human Resources Department
33, rue Godot de Mauroy
75009 Paris
France

Fax. + 33 (0) 1 42 65 33 46

For more information, visit us at http://www.acted.org
Department: Programme
 
Position: Shelter Cluster Regional Focal Point – Africa
 
Contract duration: 1 year
 
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
 
Starting Date: ASAP
 
I. Background on ACTED: ACTED is a French humanitarian NGO, founded in 1993, which supports vulnerable populations, affected by humanitarian crises worldwide. ACTED provides continued support to vulnerable communities by ensuring the sustainability of post-crisis interventions and engaging long-term challenges facing our target populations, in order to break the poverty cycle, foster development and reduce vulnerability to disasters. 

Our interventions seek to cover the multiple aspects of humanitarian and development crises through a multidisciplinary approach which is both global and local, and adapted to each context. Our 3,300 staff is committed in to responding to emergencies worldwide, to supporting recovery and rehabilitation, towards sustainable development.
 
Our teams in the field implement some 340 projects in 34 countries covering the following sectors emergency relief, food security, access to health, education and training, economic development, microfinance, advocacy, institutional support, and regional dialogue, cultural promotion.
 

Based on considerable experience addressing the needs and situations of vulnerable communities, ACTED contributes to the international agenda towards reaching the Millennium Development Goals, through a wide range of partnerships, innovative initiatives, and campaigns.
 
II. Country Profile
 
Capital Office: Nairobi
 
National Staff: 105
 
Areas: Kenya, Uganda (Pokot, Middle Juba, Northern Uganda, Karamoja)
 
On-going programmes: 19
 
Budget: 4.2 M
 
ACTED launched its Kenya mission in January of 2008 with an emergency assistance program for residents in Nairobi slums affected by the post election violence. Since 2009, Nairobi has been the home base of ACTED’s relief operation in Southern Somalia aimed at supporting vulnerable famers affected by recurrent droughts.
 
In 2010, ACTED’s mission in Kenya/Somalia sought to address the needs of pastoralist and farmer communities of North Central Kenya and South Somalia arising from multiple shocks such as adverse climatic conditions and disease outbreaks, through emergency food and non-food items distribution.
 
In the wake of this emergency context, ACTED also promoted the adoption of sustainable community based solutions, emphasizing livelihood strengthening and diversification, natural resource rehabilitation and management, good hygiene practices and access to sanitation facilities.

ACTED is developing its programs in South Somalia, focusing on building capacity to respond to emergency outbreaks, as well as ensuring local populations are integrated into longer term projects aiming at improving their livelihoods. 

This will occur in the form of food, water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and livelihood support to vulnerable agro-pastoral and riverine communities.

Today, ACTED's teams and resources are mobilized on the front of dire needs in our areas of intervention in Somalia and Kenya, as well as other areas in the Horn of Africa.

III. Position Profile
 
In 2013, the Global Shelter Cluster (GSC) approved its GSC Strategy for the period 2013-2017. 

In order to advance the implementation of the GSC Strategy, and in particular its Strategic Aim 1, the GSC with funding support from ECHO has established Shelter Cluster Regional Focal Points (RFPs) hosted by cluster partner agencies as standby/surge capacity and support for country level cluster based preparedness planning and awareness raising. 

The RFPs are hosted by partner agencies and operate in close collaboration with global cluster leads, therefore contributing to strengthen capacities of the overall shelter sector. 

The GSC Strategic Advisory Group (SAG) agreed on a transparent process for the selection of partners to host RFPs. An open invitation was made to all cluster partners for expressions of interest to host these RFPs. 

As an active member of the GSC, ACTED sent an expression of interest to host the position of RFP – Africa Region, which was accepted by the GSC SAG based on pre-agreed criteria.

The purpose of the Shelter Cluster Regional Focal Point (RFP) is to deliver emergency capacity building and preparedness support to national shelter clusters and national coordination platforms, with primary focus on building local capacities.
  • Provide technical support to on-going clusters and other coordination mechanisms at the regional and country level on shelter coordination and sector-based contingency planning.
  • Support the national cluster coordinators in the region in fulfilling the IASC and GSC guidance. This will be done in coordination with the GSC Support Team.
  • Support the government and shelter actors in selected high-risk countries where there is no existing shelter coordination capacity. The support will mainly include undertaking sector-based contingency planning and strengthening their capacity to respond to shelter emergencies,
  • Enhance shelter cluster planning and strategy development at regional and national levels, including the integration of cross-cutting issues.
  • Contribute to roll out the cluster approach and global guidance and tools to shelter coordination bodies, especially at national and sub-national levels.
  • Increase awareness of and participation in shelter clusters in the region of operation, particularly of local NGOs and other national stakeholders.
  • Complement the Global Shelter Cluster surge capacity system, by providing dedicated surge capacity as members of Shelter Coordination Teams when required.
  • Lead the organization of regional shelter coordination workshops and trainings and support the organization of national and global shelter coordination workshops and trainings.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of global shelter coordination guidance and tools (Strategy, Fact Sheet, Performance Monitoring, amongst others), to the systematization of good practice in coordination mechanisms at country level, and to shelter cluster reviews and evaluations.
  • Provide content as relevant and regularly monitor the website (sheltercluster.org) at the global, regional and country level sites to provide inputs and additional documents as necessary.
  • Work in close collaboration with other RFPs, GSC Global Focal Points and the GSC Support Team to ensure consistency and learning across regions.
IV. Qualifications:
  • Postgraduate diploma or relevant Master’s level degree (engineering)
  • Fluency in written and spoken English
  • A minimum of 3 years shelter/housing or rehabilitation programming experience
  • Familiarity with current standards and guidelines for humanitarian emergency response
  • Awareness of and exposure to the humanitarian reform process
  • Ability to work with sensitive issues in a multi-cultural environment and with virtual or/and dispersed teams
  • Ability to undertake strategic analysis and translate thinking into practice
  • Ability to inspire, to build confidence and to find creative and constructive solutions to difficult issues
V. Conditions:
  • Salary defined by the ACTED salary grid; educational level, expertise, hardship, security, and performance are considered for pay bonus
  • Additional monthly living allowance
  • Free food and lodging provided at the organisation’s guesthouse/or housing allowance (depending on contract length and country of assignment)
  • Transportation costs covered, including additional return ticket + luggage allowance
  • Provision of medical, life, and repatriation insurance + retirement package
VI. Submission of applications:
 
Please send, in English, your cover letter, CV, and three references to jobs@acted.org
 
Ref: SCFP/KEN/SA
 
ACTED
Att: Human Resources Department
33, rue Godot de Mauroy
75009 Paris
France

Fax. + 33 (0) 1 42 65 33 46

For more information, visit us at http://www.acted.org

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