Laboratory Technologists Job Vacancies in Kenya

The African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) is a leading Africa-based, African-led, international research institution headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, with a regional office in Dakar, Senegal. Our researchers are contributing to the body of evidence about the critical issues in population health and wellbeing impeding Africa’s development in order to provide strong direction and recommendations to policy- and decision-makers at all levels. Our priority research areas are Human Development, Health and Well-Being, Data Science and Evaluation, and Population Dynamics and Urbanization in Africa. In addition to the research component, APHRC has other programmatic areas in Research and Related Capacity Strengthening, Policy Engagement and Communications and International programs.

The APHRC seeks to recruit two Temporary Laboratory Technologists in one of its projects for a period of four months.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Obtain and document informed consent/assent from the study participants prior to the sample collection.
  • Shipping of samples to the lab, processing, and analysis.
  • Carry out microbial and chemical analysis on samples according to standard operating procedures.
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned by the Principal Investigator

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Biomedical sciences, Medical Laboratory Science or related disciplines.
  • Ability to collect and analyze samples according to standard operating procedures.
  • Experience working in a laboratory environment.

Application documents should include:

  1. Cover letter
  2. CV with contact details of three referees
  3. Copy of ID
  4. Copies of your academic certificates and relevant testimonials.

Interested candidates are invited to submit the above documents via email to  by 25th September 2023. Please indicate on the subject line of the email “Temporary Laboratory Technologist”. We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


APHRC and Flexi Personnel are equal opportunity employers and are committed to the protection of vulnerable persons.

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Improved Resilience of Coastal Communities Consultancy Opportunity in West Africa

Consultant: Improved Resilience of Coastal Communities in West Africa.


Habitat for Humanity International, founded in 1976, is a global Christian-based nonprofit organization which grew out of an intentionally multi-racial community in rural Georgia. Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat brings together people of all faiths and people of no faith to build homes, communities and hope. Working alongside each other, we help families and individuals build and improve places to call home and achieve the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves. Habitat for Humanity seeks individuals who have a willingness to affirm these principles and values.


The four year project**, “Improved Resilience of Coastal Communities in Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana “** is implemented by a number of partners including Habitat for Humanity**.** The projectseeks toimprove adaptation of small-to-medium coastal settlements in West Africa by reducing climate change impact and establishing resilient economies and communities. The goal is pursued through an adaptation pathway designed to increase resilience and decrease both exposure and vulnerability.

Main Objectives:

  1. Promote Regional Coordination, strategic planning, inter-country experience sharing and cross-fertilisation regarding the adaptation to transboundary climate-related hazards and disseminate lessonslearned to progressively build urban climate resilience in coastal West Africa.
  2. Develop Adaptive Capacitiesand establish conditions to adapt to the adverse effects of climate change in vulnerable coastal settlements in Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire.

Based on the hazards and impacts analysis conducted, three different but closely interlinked domains will be addressed:

Component 1: Strengthening spatial planning for coastal climate adaptation at different geographical scales. The component comprises the development of:

  1. A Transnational Coastal Development Strategy, bringing together climate-related hazards, territories, languages and governance structures of both Ghana and Cote d'Ivoire;
  2. At the sub-national level: district spatial development frameworks and community spatial plans; and
  3. At both national and sub-national levels: capacity building activities and on-the job trainings.

Component 2: Sustainable development, implementation and management of concrete interventions to reinforce the capacities of coastal communities to adapt to the effects of climate change.

  1. Implement early warning systems for extreme flood events through,
  2. Incorporate Nature-Based Solutions (NBS) to cope with moderate floods due
  3. Improve adaptive capacity of communities to climate change through alternative livelihoods, by awareness campaigns and capacity building in climate adaptation.

Habitat for Humanity will lead the implementation of this component.

Component 3: Enhanced coordination and cooperation between Ghana and Cote d'Ivoire for more resilient coastal communities through:

  1. Compilation and dissemination of good adaptation practices in coastal West African coast
  2. Exchange of experiences derived from Components 1 and 2,
  3. Delivering joint inter-country bi-lingual trainings involving government officials and professionals from both Ghana and Cote d'Ivoire.

Habitat for Humanity is looking for an International Consultant to assist with the Inception Phase of component 2 of the project.

  1. Scope of Work

​​​​​​​Objectives of the inception phase:

The consultant will be fully dedicated to providing project planning and management support in the inception phase component 1 of the Improved Resilience of Coastal Communities in Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana project. The inception phase is pivotal for project ownership and planning. During this inception period, Habitat for Humanity seeks to:

  1. Review the current project implementation context and based on real situation, draft conclusions and recommendations to strengthen implementation of specific project components, accounting for the evolving changes since initial proposal development phase.
  2. Review and adapt the project strategy to meet the distinct challenges and opportunities in Ghana and Côte d'Ivoire, ensuring the creation of region-specific work plans.
  3. Develop a concise project work plan that provides an operational roadmap with major milestones and priorities
  4. Draft Terms of Reference (TORs) for project sub-contracts and project teams after a thorough review of each country’s needs
  5. Develop efficient project management tools and methodologies in collaboration with Project Steering Committee
  6. Assess current standards and design a region-specific quality plan complemented by a streamlined monitoring and evaluation framework.
  7. Ensure that it’s project partners in Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire, with the guidance of the engaged consultant, deeply understand the project design, discuss roles and responsibilities within the decision-making structures, including the communication channels and reporting relationships, conflicts resolution mechanisms.
  8. Collaborate with HFHI to assess current data and draft a comprehensive project inception report and organize an inception workshop with key stakeholders.

The engagement of an experienced international consultant is imperative for achieving these objectives.

​​​​​​​Duties and Responsibilities

Under the guidance and in consultation with the HFHI, Africa Area Office Program Operations Director, the responsible Manager, the DRR at HFHI, and relevant stakeholders, the consultants will undertake the following tasks:

Task 1: Project Initiation and start up

  • Coordinate start-up processes for the complex grant involving multiple partners
  • Reassess the project management structure, showcasing the reporting lines
  • Review TORs of key project staff to ensure effective project execution and management skills for the implementation of concerned projects or separate modules.

Task 2: Develop Regional Project management plan and subsidiary plans

  • Design a specific regional annual work plan for the first year of implementation in Ghana and Côte d'Ivoire. Adjustments to the budget may be necessary based on regional dynamics.
  • Clarify and finalize TORs for all project sub-contracts within these countries.
  • Reassess the Logical Framework, ensuring region-specific, updated, and measurable indicators.
  • Update the M&E framework, including country-specific targets, detailed M&E plans indicating responsibilities of local and international personnel.
  • Develop risk management strategies, dependencies and project team actions, with designated ownership.
  • Craft evaluation plans in harmony with the socio-economic and environmental conditions of Ghana and Côte d'Ivoire.
  • Design a cost and procurement management plan
  • Develop and review with the functional managers, for purpose of adoption, the project management control mechanisms (Guidelines, KPI, report templates, etc.) for the follow up of the project, from the initiation through implementation and completion phases.

Task 3: Communication & Coordination

  • Develop other projects plans such as communication plans with documentation showing approaches used within the duration of projects implementation periods
  • Work with Subject Matter Experts to estimate the project's effort required from other functions.
  • Outline detailed TORs for the Regional Steering Committee, demarcating roles and responsibilities.
  • Host consultation meetings with key stakeholders in Ghana and Côte d'Ivoire
  • Determine resource dependencies across multiple projects locations, ensuring synergy between local partners and initiatives .
  • Preparation of normal Program Operations Office requirements (e.g. status reports, etc.) in conjunction with the Project team and Area Office

Task 4: Documentation and Reporting

  • Draft an Inception Report for both countries, encapsulating all mentioned analyses.
  • Prepare a presentation for a Regional Inception Workshop, refining the report thereafter.

The engaged consultant will head these tasks. Local staff and partners from Ghana and Côte d'Ivoire will assist in coordination, data collection, and other tasks. Engagement with regional entities, including specific departments in Ghana and Côte d'Ivoire, is essential.


Required skills

  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Efficient planning, organization and problem-solving skills and experience
  • Skilled & experienced at managing interpersonal relations to build rapport inside and outside the immediate project teams, motivate through leadership and mentor development of PMs
  • Good communications skills in written and oral in English and French, and the capacity to easily communicate the essential information in concise and clear manner,
  • Negotiations skills. He/ She should have the capacity to adapt quickly, team-up easily with others and build good relationship with project team members and managers,


  • An advanced university degree (master’s or equivalent) in related disciplines with a significant experience in project management of multi-country grant projects
  • At least 8-10 years working experience in NGO project management preferably with software-backed planning and monitoring.
  • Passed experience in working with international NGOs and /or a multilateral institution.
  • Professional certifications in project management such as Certifications PMP or Prince2, with expertise in project management tools
  • Working experience with Microsoft Office Suite.


Fluency in English and French

Timeframe of deliverables

6-month contract, timeframe for each activity will be provided by the consultant

Ownership & Copyright

HHFI will be the legal owner and copyright holder of the report and all intellectual information, data and intelligence associated with this report, whilst acknowledging the role and contribution of the consultant.


To be negotiated based on deliverables and provided timelines

How to apply


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Regional Business Development Specialist Job Vacancy in Nairobi, Kenya

Handicap International - Humanity & Inclusion 

Position Title: Regional Business Development Specialist 

Mission 1: Strategic positioning & planning
• Observe donor strategies and priorities at country/regional level and monitor opportunities in
order to anticipate calls for proposals and identify bidding opportunities
• Participate in the development and monitoring of the operational strategy, with
particular focus on the fundraising action plan and internal project documents
• Ensure follow up, implementation and monitoring of the fundraising strategy
• Interact with identified donors to understand their perception of HI's current
programming, and identify their areas of interest in order to target fundraising efforts
• Draw up a mapping of other humanitarian and development actors (INGOs, UN agencies,
government representations) to monitor trends and remain competitive
• Analyse fundraising trends and inform the program on transformation rate, project coverage,
duration and amounts secured
• Coordinate fundraising efforts, especially networking, monitoring of donor opportunities
• Liaise and mobilise adequate team members to support fundraising efforts (technical experts,
operations, program director, etc). Organise regular meetings with program /country Managers.
Coordinate with other programs /countries to gather and promote best practices, facilitate
dialogue with donors (for prospection / replication of activities)
Mission 2: Relationship management
• Work with the Regional Director and Country Managers & Technical Unit to strengthen HI's
attractiveness and influence, developing key relationships with relevant decision makers in, national
and local organizations, donors and major international organizations;
• Develop active and quality working relationships with donors and strategic partners in the country
and identify potential consortium partners
• Participate in various platforms and meetings on behalf of the program Director to increase HI's
visibility and allow for information gathering on funding opportunities Promote HI's technical
positioning, approaches, know-how and skills within the relevant networks with a view to
developing consortium agreements with the support of the Technical Unit.
• Develop supporting documents, such as "project sheets" and/or "donor sheets"; and develop new
tools such as capacity statement.
• Set-up a CRM policy and ensure that it is updated as necessary.
Mission 3: Proposal development
• Coordinate proposal development, distributing tasks among the key people involved the writing of
the project proposal for submission to the donor, in accordance with HI's proposal writing process
and tools, including the development of: logical frameworks, MEAL plan, narrative description of
technical approach, planning, staffing and budgeting
• Proactively coordinate the involvement and input of all relevant technical advisors (HQ and
program staff) for all proposal development
• Identify, where appropriate, relevant/competitive arrangements (consortia, multi-country projects,
etc.) and facilitate negotiations;
• For consortia: ensure coordination and communication, and manage stakeholder input during
project development;
• Review the project proposal/final concept note prior to submission for compliance with donor
guidelines and expectations, consistency between the budget and the technical description, and
overall quality;
• Proceed (if necessary) with the final submission of concept notes and project proposals to donors.
• Coordinate and collaborate with HI national associations for all relevant donor proposals
Mission 4: Capacity Building
• Develop training modules on proposal writing and project cycle management for all programs’ staff
and local partners when relevant
• Provide training on donor rules, regulations and strategies for all programs’ staff involved in the
writing of the proposals.

Skills required:
• Donor knowledge
• Strategic Analysis
• Networking, promotion & official representation of HI for
collaboration & fundraising
• Proposal & narrative report writing
• Donor Contract Analysis
• Negotiation
• Financial and budgetary management
• Facilitation and/or design of training and skills enhancement
programs, both face-to-face and distance learning
• Risks Analysis & Management
• Security and information management
• Monitoring of indicators and results
Languages: Fluent in spoken and written English. Ability to speak &write in
French will be an added advantage
Essential Preferable
• Relevant Master Degree in
Development, or humanitarian
Experience (type and
amount of experience):
• At least 5 years of experience
with NGO
• At least 5 years of professional
experience at similar level of
• At least 3 years of experience
in business development
• Project Design experience
• Proposal development lead for
various major donors
• Experience in grant
management including
reporting, compliance control
and donor relationship
• Experience both in
Humanitarian and
Development settings
• Experience working in East
African Region(Uganda,
Kenya and Rwanda)

How to apply

send your application along with an up-to-date CV (including 3 referees of current and/or past line
managers and their current official contacts) also indicating your expected salary by
email to :- The email subject line should be marked: “Application
for Regional Business Development Specialist – Kenya Position”.
Please do not send your academic and other testimonials they will be requested at a
later stage. Only shortlisted candidates with the above qualifications and skills will
be contacted.
HI staff must adhere to the values and principles outlined the Code of Conduct. In
accordance with these values, HI operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary
Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti-fraud, bribery,
and corruption.
Humanity & Inclusion is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females and


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Manager, Integrated Community Case Job Vacancy in Nairobi, Kenya

Concern Worldwide 

Position Title: Manager, Integrated Community Case

Reports to: Project Lead NAWIRI

Job Location: Marsabit (Candidates must be legally entitled to work in Kenya at the time of application - National Position)

Contract Details: Fixed Term, Twelve (12) Months Contract (Renewal subject to avaliability of funding and performance)

Job Summary:

Concern Worldwide under the USAID Nawiri Activity is implementing the Integrated Community Case Management (ICCM) approach targeting community units in Isiolo and Marsabit.

The incumbent will work with the health and nutrition teams and other consortium members to embed sustainability mechanisms for effective community case management including strengthening county medical supplies and commodities systems while providing support in training, mentorship and supervision of ICCM interventions as well as monitoring of medical commodities pipeline across all levels - County, sub-county, health facility and community health unit level.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

Overall implementation of ICCM

  • Work closely with the technical specialist to provide technical guidance for the successful implementation of the ICCM component within the broader Health and nutrition portfolio.
  • Develop a detailed implementation strategy and plan to facilitate smooth roll out of ICCM in line with Concerns Health systems strengthening approach.
  • Collaborate with Ministry of Health at County, Sub County, Health facility and Community Health unit levels of health care to promote sustained delivery of Health and Nutrition interventions.
  • Provide regular technical support and guidance to the department of Health County, Sub County and Health facility managers and Health service delivery staff to address logistics system problems to ensure consistent supply of commodities.
  • Work closely with the County Health Management Team (CHMT) to support supply and management of pharmaceuticals and non-pharmaceutical including coordinating CHMT support for the sub-counties, facilities and community units
  • Collaborate with County Department of Health at all levels of health care to ensure availability of commodities in public and private health facilities, and community health unit level.
  • Work with the project lead and the Governance teams to identify ley areas and opportunities for advocacy for ICCM scale up and sustainability by the county government.
  • Work closely with other program components and like-minded external stakeholders to ensure ICCM is well integrated into the broader community health systems strengthening interventions.

Health commodities supply chain management support

  • Support MOH in making accurate forecasting, quantification and timely requisition for ICCM commodities.
  • Gather data, analyze and address medical supply chain system bottlenecks to ensure sustainability and accountability.
  • Build the capacity of health staff on commodities and supplies management through supervision, coaching, mentorship and support to teams in the implementation of activity plans.
  • Advance innovations and use of technology in requisition, utilization, and monitoring of health commodities and supplies for the private and public health sector.
  • Support the county to develop and implement the community management of ICCM commodities the community level as outlined in the national guidelines to ensure consistent supply including adoption of C- stock at the community level.

Program quality monitoring and learning

  • Work closely with the M&E team to develop and adapt a monitoring plan/system for the ICCM component including designing the data collection tools.
  • Monitor ICCM implementation against Nawiri outlined objectives as well on globally recognized ICCM standards
  • Support the team to review and regularly update ICCM detailed implementation plans, phased budgets, and ICCM procurement plans. M&E plans and work plans guiding ICCM implementation is Isiolo and Marsabit counties.
  • Ensure use of globally recognized standards to monitor progress of ICCM implementation
  • Conducting regular filed visits to monitor implementation of ICCM and provide regular updates to the project lead on the challenges and recommended actions.
  • Contribute the development of the wider learning agenda and knowledge management on the sustainable approaches to ensuring improved access to health and nutrition services
  • Work with the program teams to ensure ICCM outputs are tracked, data collected regularly and entered into Commcare

Capacity building

  • Build the county health teams capacity in inventory management
  • Facilitate internal trainings for Concern and Nawiri consortium partner technical teams on ICCM
  • Work with other project staff to help identify resource and/or performance improvement needs to advance the goal of commodity security

Reporting and documentation

  • Support preparation and review of monthly, quarterly progress and donor reports on ICCM and presentations as necessary.
  • Lead the documentation of ICCM activities including lessons learnt for adaptive programing
  • Work with the Technical specialist and the MEAL team to identify potential areas of learning and documentation.
  • Document and share key learnings and Most significant change stories on ICCM integration.

Representation and coordination with C/SCHMTs and other Nawiri program components

  • Work closely with other USAID Nawiri Consortium partners and other concern Health and Nutrition programs as well as other external stakeholders to identify opportunities for sequencing, layering and integration for optimal program impact.
  • Participate in the County Commodity security committee meetings, County health services performance review meetings, technical and partner meetings as required.
  • Participate in all National and county level ICCM meetings and forums, ICCM TWGs, capacity working groups and assessment technical groups for ICCM.
  • Participate in the county and national Nawiri program review meetings, learning sessions as well as pause and reflect workshops


  • Adhere to and promote the standards outlined in the Concern Code of Conduct and associated policies to their team, beneficiaries, and be committed to providing a safe working environment
  • Participating and contributing towards Concern’s emergency response, as and when necessary
  • Take all possible measure to meet Core Humanitarian Standards (CHS)
  • Any other duties as assigned by the Line Manager

Person Specification

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Pharmacy, Nursing, Public Health, Nutrition, or related field.
  • Experience leading ICCM) programme in ASALs
  • At least 3 years’ Experience leading a successful health commodities and supplies strengthening in Kenya or in a similar setting. Critical is experience and skills in strengthening health systems pillar on medical products and supplies through research and advocacy.
  • Demonstrated understanding and knowledge of decentralized nutrition and health delivery programs in Kenya.
  • Proven experience of working collaboratively with Ministry of Health at the county level as well as other partners and/or key stakeholders in consortium.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and proven ability to develop and present high quality donor reports. Fluency in English, both verbal and written, required
  • Willingness to be based in Marsabit County, with frequent travel to project offices and field sites within the Isiolo and Marsabit Counties.
  • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international and matrix management environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • Strong results orientation, with the ability to challenge existing mind-sets.

Preference will be given to candidates who have:

  • High integrity and demonstrated ability to follow standards and policies
  • Ability to attend to details and work in a systematic and organized manner
  • Positive attitude and willingness to learn
  • Commitment to humanitarian principles and values
  • Strong communication and negotiations skills
  • Team player and able to work with others (internally and externally)
  • Analytical and problem solving

Competencies required:

  • Managing self
  • Communicating and working with others
  • Delivering Results
  • Planning and Decision Making

Safeguarding at Concern: Code of Conduct and its Associated Policies

Concern has an organisational Code of Conduct (CCoC) with three Associated Policies; the Programme Participant Protection Policy (P4), the Child Safeguarding Policy and the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Policy. These have been developed to ensure the maximum protection of programme participants from exploitation, and to clarify the responsibilities of Concern staff, consultants, visitors to the programme and partner organisation, and the standards of behaviour expected of them. In this context, staff have a responsibility to the organisation to strive for, and maintain, the highest standards in the day-to-day conduct in their workplace in accordance with Concern’s core values and mission. Any candidate offered a consultancy opportunity with Concern Worldwide will be expected to sign the Concern Code of Conduct and Associated Policies as an appendix to their consultancy contract. By signing the Concern Code of Conduct, candidates acknowledge that they have understood the content of both the Concern Code of Conduct and the Associated Policies and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these policies. Additionally, Concern is committed to the safeguarding and protection of vulnerable adults and children in our work. We will do everything possible to ensure that only those who are suitable to do consultancy work or volunteer with vulnerable adults and children are recruited by us for such roles. Subsequently, being hired as a consultant with Concern is subject to a range of vetting checks, including criminal background checking.

Concern’ is the trading name of ‘Concern Worldwide’, a company limited by guarantee, registered number 39647; registered charity number CHY 5745, registered in Ireland, registered address is 52-55 Lower Camden Street, Dublin 2, Ireland. Follow Concern online:

How to apply

Interested candidates, who meet the above requirements, should send a detailed CV with three referees and Cover Letter Only to with the subject of the email as 'Manager Integrated Community Case’ on or before Friday 22nd September 2023. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview.

Concern Worldwide is an equal opportunity employer and does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (for application, written test, interview, training, medical examination etc.) nor act through recruitment agents. This is applicable for all opportunities including staff and interns.

Your Personal Data

During this job application, you will provide Concern with your personal data. Concern takes its responsibilities towards this personal data very seriously and is committed to complying with all relevant data protection legislation.

Concern receives a substantial amount of funding from external donors each year. Increasingly donors are introducing requirements whereby future funding is conditional on ensuring that the name of any employee or volunteer (existing or new), does not appear on terrorism lists generated by the European Union (List of person, groups and entities to which Regulation (EC No. 2580/2001 applies), the US Government (Office of Foreign Assets Control list of specially designated Nationals and Blocked Persons) and the United Nations (Consolidated List). Any offer of employment (either paid or voluntary) with Concern Worldwide will only be made following a successful clearance check being conducted on the applicant and such checks may be updated periodically during the course of the period of employment.

By submitting a formal application for paid or voluntary employment to Concern, you agree to Concern carrying out a clearance check as outlined above and that Concern will not proceed to recruit you should your name appear on any of the aforementioned lists

In certain circumstances, donors may request that personal data relating to employees to work on the activities that they fund be provided directly to them - so that they can perform their own counter terrorism checks. This may involve transferring some basic personal data outside the EEA. It will be a condition of your employment contract that Concern be allowed to share this information with institutional donors for these purposes.

For additional information please consult our website or contact the Human Resource Division in our Head Office.

You have certain rights under data protection legislation. For more information on how to exercise those rights please visit

Please only apply for this position if you are satisfied with the proposed processing of your personal data as outlined above.

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Project Director Job Vacancy in Nairobi, Kenya

Action Against Hunger USA 

Position Title: Project Director

Action Against Hunger-USA is part of the Action Against Hunger International network, which provides humanitarian relief in over 40 countries worldwide in the sectors of nutrition, health, water/sanitation, and food security. Action Against Hunger-USA, an independent NGO, currently manages operations in 8 countries: Kenya, South Sudan, Cambodia, Tanzania, Uganda, Ethiopia, Haiti and Somalia. Action Against Hunger-USA has approximately 2,000 staff based in the various country offices, with its Head Quarter being located in New York City and its Operational Centre in Nairobi. Additional growth is anticipated.

Summary of position

Action Against Hunger-USA is seeking a Project Director to lead the applied research project "Enabling Anticipatory Action for Acute Malnutrition in Practice through Strengthening Early Warning Systems" - also known as the Modeling Early Risk Indicators to Anticipate Malnutrition (MERIAM) 2.0 project. This project is funded by the German Federal Foreign Office (GFFO). The objectives of the project are (1) to use data from existing sources in statistical models to forecast malnutrition rates among young children in four pilot countries in the Horn of Africa (Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia and South Sudan) and (2) to track and study the uptake of model-based forecasts by humanitarian actors as a resource for implementing effective, evidence-based anticipatory interventions in response to different risk conditions, including climate- and conflict-related shocks.

The Program Director’s role has the following three main responsibilities:

  • PURPOSE: Serves as the overall project lead, providing expert vision and strategic direction as well as technical, operational and financial management and oversight to country teams and partners, guaranteeing the conceptualization and operationalization of applied research throughout the project.
  • ENGAGEMENT: Provides high-level technical and thought leadership and representation in this priority research area for Action Against Hunger. Works in partnership with internal (field, country office, network and HQ teams) and external stakeholders (academic partners, technical advisory groups, donor advisors, etc.) to implement the MERIAM 2.0. Project, while liaising with key project stakeholders at country, regional and global levels.
  • DELIVERY: Oversees the implementation of ongoing programmes and provides effective leadership to ensure that the project is delivered on time, to scope and of the highest quality, ensuring an effective budget monitoring, quality reporting to Action Against Hunger stakeholders and donors, all in accordance with internal rules and regulations, funding regulations and the core values of the organisation.



A. Coordinate technical research and operational management of the project and its integration into Action Against Hunger core areas.

  • Be accountable for all aspects of implementation of the project till its completion and ensure that academic partners, country offices and technical project members are collaborating in the most impactful way;
  • Design and co-ordinate the research process, using the evidence generated on an ongoing basis to ensure that the results of the statistical modelling are translated into workable practices and particularly anticipatory action frameworks in the pilot countries;
  • Be responsible for the promotion of technical sectoral integration and sensitization of staff on its applications, including transversal policies such as gender;
  • Ensure that all data sought, accessed or acquired, compiled, archived and used for analysis are managed in accordance with the data protection regulations of the relevant jurisdiction, including obtaining all applicable approvals for trial registration and ethical review, by providing effective leadership to country teams on government engagement;
  • Ensure all donor reports are completed in a timely manner with the relevant input from the field teams and submitted to HQ for validation.

B. Responsible for developing new strategic partnerships and representing Action Against Hunger USA in partnership-related meetings, workshops and working groups.

  • Create and lead an effective Steering Committee with the project partners, namely Action Against Hunger Germany, University of Maryland and University of Minnesota, in the best interests of the project, synthesising the respective roles, expertise and contributions of the partners;
  • Represent the project at country, regional and global levels and in networking with key stakeholders and ensure a strong collaboration with like-minded partners and initiatives in the field of Early Warning and Anticipatory Action;
  • Develop and strengthen strategic partnerships, in particular to ensure the institutionalisation of the MERIAM project, in order to guarantee the long-term use of its applied methodology and research results;
  • Provide support for overall knowledge management of the project.


In collaboration with the project team and academic partners this role will:

  • Ensure the development of peer-reviewed publications and other forms of communication and dissemination of results, including oral presentations, to maximize the uptake of evidence generated by academic partners, preferably with the active involvement of ACF staff;
  • Provide technical expertise in the research project or case studies from country or regional offices, allowing cross-national (and sub-national) comparison across a variety of contexts with different circumstances and information landscapes.


  • Direct management of MERIAM 2.0 project team at Regional office and Technical management of in-country MERIAM 2.0 research project team,


  • Management of MERIAM 2.0. Related budgets in scope and time.
  • Foster an environment that supports values of women and men, and equal access to information;
  • Provide a work environment where women and men must be evaluated and promoted based on their skills and performance;
  • Respect beneficiaries’ women, men, boys and girls regardless of gender, sex orientation, disability, religion, race, colour, ancestry, national origin, age or marital status;
  • Value and respect all cultures.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to sit for long periods and to concentrate on work, including typing, and turn out heavy volumes of work accurately, within short time frames under stressful situations in the context of a moderately noisy office with many interruptions. Must be able to proofread own work accurately so that only minor corrections are needed on an infrequent basis.

To travel to the field, the employee must attest to a level of physical fitness capable of enduring physically difficult, highly stressful situations, which may include the necessity to walk long distances, to eat a limited diet and/or to reside in potentially uncomfortable housing or tents. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


The duties of the job require regular job attendance at least five days per week. The Project Director must be available to work outside normal office hours or on the weekends as required.

In addition, the Project Director must be able to travel as required for standard domestic and international business purposes. While performing the duties of this job in the field, the employee may be exposed to precarious settings under high security risks and/or very basic living conditions and outside weather conditions, as well as infectious diseases.


  • Master’s Degree in Humanitarian Action, Development Studies, Economics or any related field (such as International Relations, Monitoring and Evaluation, or Statistics);
  • Candidates with a PhD or doctoral degree and a strong research background are highly encouraged to apply.


  • Significant experience with international humanitarian and/or development organization is required. Previous experience with Action Against Hunger in emergency and post-emergencies is an asset;
  • Expertise in the implementation/research on early warning systems and/or anticipatory action is beneficial;
  • A proven track record in applied research projects, particularly in the humanitarian field, is beneficial;
  • Excellent management skills (HR, project management, stress management);
  • Advanced knowledge of donors’ guidelines and procedures (GFFO, ECHO, DFID, OFDA, FFP etc.) is beneficial;
  • Excellent ability to multi-task;
  • Ability to organize, train and motivate a multicultural team;
  • Excellent diplomatic and negotiation skills;
  • Disciplined and able to work and arrive at decisions autonomously with minimal guidance;
  • Fluent in English (professional English required);
  • Excellent drafting and written skills.

Action Against Hunger-USA provides all staff with an attractive salary & benefits package. We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees & qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, or status as a veteran. Action Against Hunger-USA complies with all applicable laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.

How to apply

Interested? Then apply for this position by clicking on the apply button. All applicants must upload a cover letter and an updated resume and both must be in the same language as this vacancy note. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.Application Close date is September 20,2023


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Communications Coordinator Job Vacancy in Nairobi, Kenya

Food for the Hungry

Job Title: Communications Coordinator

Location: N/A

Region: Kenya Country Office

Expat Post Status: N/A

Reports To: Country Director

Application deadline: 29th September, 2023

FH Heartbeat

At Food for the Hungry, we operate under a set of guiding principles we call “The Heartbeat.” This includes our Values, Vision and Purpose, which serve as the explanation of who we are and how we work as an organization. Together we follow God’s call responding to human suffering and graduating communities from extreme poverty.

Job Summary

The communications Coordinator will be responsible for the successful design and implementation of FH Kenya Marketing & Communications Strategy. Serve as a technical back up for the field office program team in the areas of branding, visibility, public relations, internal communication, media engagement, events management and so on.

Principal responsibilities

Key Result #1 – Marketing and Visibility

  1. Responsible for design and implementation of the country Communication Strategy Framework in line with each program interventions across the country office close support from with the GSC and FH Kenya Leadership team.
  2. Under the guidance of the Country Director, assist program team in preparation of communication and visibility reports
  3. Closely work with each program team on preparing and execution of marketing and visibility budgets.
  4. Ensure that FH and each donor's rules and regulations on branding and marking are strictly adhered to and advise on areas of improvement.
  5. Actively engage with the program team in the production of audio-visual materials that can be used for the purposes of Marketing FH Kenya interventions.

Key Result #2 – Public Relations

  1. Develops and regularly updates FH Kenya website and social media pages to ensure that they are up to date and provide critical updates of the operations of the organization.
  2. Regularly follow up on trending issues on social and mainstream media and position FH as a partner of choice
  3. Strengthen FH Kenya’s external relations and visibility in relevant public forums

Key Result #3 – Digital Asset Creation and Management

  1. Take part in preparation of program/project success stories, pictures, and videos of activities in coordination with the relevant programs team.
  2. In consultation with relevant program teams, train the field staff on preparations of reports, Success stories and other Audio-visual materials.
  3. Ensure the quality, consistency, timeliness, and professionalism of all communications materials across the organization.
  4. Spearhead internal and external communication efforts

Key Result #4 – Representation

  1. In collaboration with relevant program team, take part in organization of public events; conferences, project launching workshops, etc
  2. Serve as the Kenya focal point for communications matters and this includes close collaboration with the GSC communications unit and affiliates


    • Full agreement with FH’s Christian foundation and beliefs as expressed in “The Heartbeat” - Ability to travel up to 50% of time per year in the field. - Evidence of good communication skills


  • Alignment to FH Heartbeat: our Values, Vision, and Purpose.
  • Demonstrated computer operating skills, including proficiency in Google platforms, Microsoft Office products, and virtual technologies such as Skype and/or Zoom.
  • Proven experience in developing or contributing to accountability frameworks, SOPs for feedback mechanisms/ systems;
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate and negotiate clearly and effectively at all levels, considering cultural and language challenges. Tact and diplomacy are essential.
  • Superior writing skills in English and Kiswahili, including report-writing and professional, personable communications with community members.
  • Proven graphic design skills and brand management experience.
  • Either a good photographer/videographer
  • Demonstrates ability to communicate orally with accuracy and professionalism.
  • Demonstrated experience in public relations, communication or using basic advocacy tools.
  • Demonstrated experience in implementing communication strategies.
  • Knowledge about core humanitarian standards
  • Computer friendly (Word, excel, power point, outlook etc)
  • Demonstrated experience in use of audiovisual tools for marketing purposes.


  • Bachelor’s degree in communication, Journalism, International Relations or related fields, or other relevant fields.
  • At least 5 years of related work experience, preferably with an international Non- Governmental Organization (NGO);


Proficiency in both spoken and written English; ability to read, analyse, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or government regulations.

Safeguarding Policy

FH strives to provide an environment free from sexual exploitation and abuse and harassment in all places where relief and development programs are implemented. FH holds a zero- tolerance policy against sexual exploitation and abuse and harassment. FH expects its employees to maintain high ethical standards, protect organizational integrity and reputation, and ensure that FH work is carried out in honest and fair methods, in alignment with the FH Heartbeat and safeguarding and associated policies. Violations to stated policies will be subject to corrective action up to and including termination of employment.

How to apply

Interested and qualified candidates should send their applications (clearly indicating their current or expected salary), updated CV with three referees, day telephone contacts to: Human Resource Manager Email address: latest by 29th September 2023.

This is an urgent position so shortlisting will be done on a rolling basis and interviews will be done on a short notice. (This being a re advertisement, those who had previously applied need not apply)

NB: While we value every person applying for this job, please note that only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


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Civilian Advisor Job Vacancy in Kenya, Peace and Stabilisation Programme for the Horn of Africa

Danish International Development Assistance 

Position Title: Civilian Advisor (N1) in Kenya, Peace and Stabilisation Programme for the Horn of Africa

As Civilian Adviser based at the Embassy in Nairobi you support the activities of EASF which is a regional integrated force designed to react swiftly to threatening situations towards peace and security within the Eastern African region and across the continent. You will work within a quick reaction force configuration, which entails military, police and civilian components, acting as technical advisor to the Director of EASF and as Coordinator of the International Advisory Coordination Staff (IACS).

You have a strong background from working in international and intercultural environments within an integrated approach. You have worked with governmental institutions as well as integrated mission planning, participated in international missions within multilateral agencies and have a substantive experience in teaching and pedagogical processes and procedures. You hold a master level degree, you are fluent in English and fluency in Danish is an advantage. Preferably also experience from the Horn of Africa.

You can read more about the position in the job profile here.

How to apply

Reference no.: 2023/KEN.01

Application deadline: 29.09.2023 at 12.00 noon (CE(S)T).

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Program and Award Officer Job Vacancy in East Africa

International Rescue Committee 

Position Title: Program and Award Officer, East Africa


Over the past 80 years, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) has developed unparalleled expertise in responding to emergencies and helping uprooted communities to rebuild. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster.

The International Rescue Committee is a global network with its headquarters in New York. The IRC is on the ground in more than 40 countries, providing emergency relief, relocating refugees and rebuilding lives in the wake of disaster.

The IRC is committed to a culture of bold leadership, innovation in all aspects of our work, creative partnerships and, most crucially, accountability to those we serve. The IRC is a tireless advocate for the most vulnerable.

The Awards Management Unit (AMU)

Established in January 2016, the Awards Management Unit (AMU) is a global department with the responsibility for identifying, securing, and managing all funding from statutory/government donors. The department is includes the following teams: Program and Award Support, Strategic Partnerships, Compliance and Policy, Business Development, and Training.

The AMU is a bridge between donors and country programs: providing expert technical advice to the country teams, while maintaining portfolio-level visibility to ensure consistency and compliance, and manage risk. This unit ensures that donor compliance policies and procedures are implemented consistently, and supports all staff working across the award management cycle for all restricted funding from global government sources.

The Crisis Response, Recovery and Development (CRRD) Department

The Crisis Response, Recovery and Development (CRRD) Department has a growing portfolio of humanitarian relief, post-crisis recovery, and development programs under their remit. This work focuses support in five key areas: ensuring safety from harm, improving health, increasing access to education, improving economic well-being and ensuring people have the power to influence decisions that affect their lives. In all these programs, there is a drive to address the unique needs of women and girls (who represent the majority of those displaced) – and the universal barriers they face.

The CRRD works across 6 regions globally, including West Africa, East Africa, Central Africa, Middle East and North Africa, Asia, and Latin America. The regional teams are the links between country offices and key HQ departments, and aim to support and provide advice to country programs with a range of issues from strategic planning, business development to compliance, awards management and partnerships management.

The Purpose of the Role

The Program and Award Officer is responsible for providing awards and partnerships management and operational support to country programs as well as to the regional unit. This role supports the Program and Award Advisor and country programs in their efforts to ensure successful implementation of IRC’s donor award requirements and reporting, ensuring basic compliance, accurate financial information, and good quality narratives on program outputs. The position entails the potential for limited in-country or remote support to country program Grants and Partnerships teams and/or regional teams. While the Program and Award Officer will work across East Africa’s donor portfolio, this role will support a particular on US Government, UN and other US managed portfolio of awards as agreed with the line manager.

Scope and Authority

No direct reports

Key Working Relationships

Reports to Program and Award Advisor. Works closely with Director Award Management, all Regional Program and Award Support team members, and across all teams within Awards Management Unit, Crisis Response Recovery and Development Department, Global Partnerships and Philanthropy, and other key departments within IRC.


Award Management and Compliance (60%)

  • Support the Program and Awards Advisors and country programs in the management of the award portfolio for the region.
  • Review, edit, and provide substantive feedback on donor narrative and financial reports, coordinating with and ensuring input from relevant staff prior to donor submission and submit reports in a timely manner.
  • Assist Program and Award Advisor to provide key programmatic and awards related communications to donors.
  • Assist Program and Award Advisor in the preparation, review, and submissions of new award agreements and award modifications, including liaising with various departments to obtain signed approvals and helping to complete modification packages.
  • Support budget realignments and award amendments/modifications, where necessary.
  • Collaborate with Program and Award Advisor in review of sub-award and partnership packages, including sub-award proposals, sub-award agreements and modifications, as well as collaboration agreements and MOUs, ensuring compliance with donor requirements and IRC’s Partnership Excellence for Equality and Results System (PEERS).
  • Assist Program and Award Advisor with the development and review of program proposals as necessary.
  • Support monitoring projects to ensure progress against objectives and compliance with donor guidelines.
  • Assist country offices with ad-hoc queries on donor compliance issues.
  • In collaboration with Program and Award Support colleagues, track and document lessons learned from finalized projects and ensure they are fed into the program development team.
  • Inform and refer high level compliance matters to Program and Award Advisors and Director, Awards Management for consultation with the Compliance and Policy team.
  • Stay informed about programmatic issues and security and political developments in the region and how they might affect program implementation.
  • Maintain and communicate an accurate record of award deliverables to country program grants teams on a regular basis.
  • Maintain the region’s award filing system at HQ and update on a regular basis regional trackers, including awards trackers – as specified by region.
  • Work with Program and Award Advisor and country office grants staff to ensure that award opportunities on OTIS (internal web-based grants management system) are up to date.
  • Provide ad-hoc trainings and technical assistance to grants and partnerships staff on IRC systems, awards management processes, and donor compliance, as necessary. This includes assisting country offices with the use of IRC’s Partnership Excellence for Equality and Results System (PEERS).
  • Keep IATI data up to date on a quarterly basis for relevant donors, as required.

Coordination (20%)

  • Maintain a strong relationship with the regional team members – reporting on a regular basis and copying them on relevant communications through an established communications protocol.
  • Maintain a strong relationship with all AMU teams and other departments to ensure the use of all templates, guidance, policies and procedures established by AMU, and for participation in AMU work groups or work streams, as needed.
  • Maintain strong relationship with country program awards teams offering regular support on reporting and compliance issues, in coordination with Program and Award Advisors.
  • Assist with the organization and note taking of conferences, workshops and meetings as requested.
  • Liaise with support departments and other teams outside of AMU as needed in order to provide the best support to country offices.
  • Provide additional operational support as needed and requested.

Capacity Building and Training (10%)

  • Assist in the development and maintenance of work-processes and checklists for award implementation and report review.
  • Assist in the development of training materials and facilitate trainings.

Other Responsibilities (10%)

  • Provide coverage for key program/support functions remotely and in-country as requested, to assist with short-term gaps and emergency support.
  • Provide short term cover when Program and Award Advisors are absent supported by their line manager as needed.
  • Attend internal (and where appropriate external) IRC trainings as available on donor, compliance and awards management, PEERS, or other relevant subjects to the role.
  • Participate in special projects and/or additional duties as needed, and in agreement with the Program and Award Advisor. This could include, but is not limited to:
    • Being the first point of contact for country programs
    • Supporting with negotiation of contracts
    • Taking a lead on developing training
    • Serving as the focal point for regional donors on certain awards



Skills, Knowledge and Qualifications:

  • Understanding of institutional donors and their requirements; experience working with USAID, PRM, and other U.S. Government donors as well as UN donors.
  • Good understanding of humanitarian aid and development programming
  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a diverse team and manage a varied workload
  • Ability to multi-task and work to tight deadlines
  • Excellent communication skills including active listening and verbal and written English
  • Solid organizational skills, detail oriented, ability to multi-task and prioritize tasks, and to learn quickly
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, the ability to successfully and effectively liaise with people within and across departments in a multi-cultural environment
  • Ability to proactively take initiative and ownership for their scope of responsibilities with minimal prompting needed from others
  • Both a team player and independent performer in a very fast paced environment
  • A flexible work attitude and a calm manner
  • Fluency in English
  • Good IT skills (Word, Outlook, Excel)


  • 2+ years' experience in working in the humanitarian sector, particularly with donors such as USAID, PRM, and the UN
  • 2+ years experience writing, reviewing and editing narrative and financial reports and excellent attention to detail
  • In-country experience preferred, regional experience in particular
  • Experience working in the region desirable, particularly in one of the countries in which the IRC is currently operating


Posted pay ranges apply to US-based candidates. Ranges are based on various factors including the labor market, job type, internal equity, and budget. Exact offers are calibrated by work location, individual candidate experience and skills relative to the defined job requirements.

Commitment to Diversity and Inclusivity:

IRC is committed to building a diverse organization and a climate of inclusivity. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate that they can contribute to this goal.

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

IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic.

Professional Standards: The IRC and IRC staff must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way – Global Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, Equality and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti-Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

US Benefits:

We offer a comprehensive and highly competitive set of benefits. In the US, these include: 10 sick days, 10 US holidays, 20-25 paid time off days (depending on role and tenure), medical insurance starting at $145 per month, dental starting at $7 per month, and vision starting at $5 per month, FSA for healthcare, childcare, and commuter costs, a 403b retirement savings plans with up to 4.5% immediately vested matching contribution, plus a 3-7% base IRC contribution (3 year vesting), disability & life insurance, and an Employee Assistance Program which is available to our staff and their families to support counseling and care in times of crisis and mental health struggles.

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Project Officer (In-Kind S/NFI) Job Vacancy in Nairobi, Kenya

International Organization for Migration 

Position Title: Project Officer (In-Kind S/NFI)

Duty Station: IOM Somalia in Nairobi*, Kenya

Classification: Professional Staff, Grade P1

Type of Appointment: Special short-term graded, six months with possibility of extension

Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible

Closing Date: 26 September 2023

Established in 1951, IOM is a Related Organization of the United Nations, and as the leading UN agency in the field of migration, works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.


The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) is one of the major humanitarian and development actors in Somalia. The IOM Shelter/Non-Food Items (S/NFI) programme currently implements projects focused on in-kind distributions as well as cash-based interventions. The programme also maintains a common supply pipeline for cluster partners.

Under the overall supervision of the Programme Manager and direct supervision of the Operations Officer, the Project Officer (In-kind) will be responsible for supporting aspects of the timely delivery of shelter and NFIs activities in close coordination with the field teams and in close collaboration with other units including procurement, logistics, finance, and security.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Under the close supervision of the Operations Officer (SNFI) and in close collaboration with the logistics and procurement unit, initiate the procurement process for project deliverables and assist in facilitating the timely supply of commodities/services for field operations.
  2. Under the close supervision of the Operations Officer (SNFI), assist in coordinating the IOMSNFI response with the field team, including need assessment, targeting, registration, verification, distribution and follow up, in close coordination with other relevant units and stakeholders.
  3. Perform preliminary data audits and analyses in order to assist with high quality data collection. Consolidate and update beneficiary lists after registration and verification exercises.
  4. Monitor the implementation of the SNFI activities, including through field/site visits to areas of operation to assist in supporting the Operations Officer (SNFI) in ensuring that scope, budget, timeframe and quality are in accordance to the different project’s specifications, donor requirements and IOM rules and regulations.
  5. Archive and share project data and information. Draft specific portions of various reports and submit them to the S/NFI operations officer, documenting constraints and requirements for project completion.
  6. Assist with the provision of capacity development activities, including orientation sessions and on-the-job training, when working with national staff or their non-governmental counterparts.
  7. Track operational delays and deviations from work plans and promptly update the S/NFIOperations Officer accordingly.
  8. Liaise with field counterparts, implementing partners and coordination structures (Shelter and NFI Cluster) as appropriate and provide updates on IOM operations as needed.
  9. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


  • Master’s degree in Logistics, Business Administration, International Relations, Social Sciences, Conflict Management or a related field from an accredited academic institution; or
  • Bachelor’s degree in the above field from an accredited academic insitiutions with two years of relevant professional experience.


  • Experience in humanitarian response in emergency and conflict environments;
  • Experience in coordination and familiarity with the Cluster system; and,
  • Experience in planning and execution of field activities.


  • Knowledge of UN and bilateral donor programming;
  • Knowledge of cluster system;
  • Knowledge of financial and procurement rules and regulations;
  • Ability to work with limited supervision;
  • Delivers on set objectives in hardship situations;
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Excellent monitoring skill; Managerial Skill; Organizational Skill; Strong sense of teamwork; Accuracy;
  • Ability to multi-task and delivers on set objectives and timelines in hardship situations; Sense of risk management; and,
  • Experience in using office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.) and spreadsheet and data analysis.


IOM’s official languages are English, French, and Spanish.

For this position, fluency in English is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of Somali is an advantage.

Proficiency of language(s) required will be specifically evaluated during the selection process, which may include written and/or oral assessments.


This position is based in Nairobi with frequent travel to Somalia.

Accredited Universities are the ones listed in the UNESCO World Higher Education Database (

Required Competencies:

Values - all IOM staff members must abide by and demonstrate these five values:

  • Inclusion and respect for diversity: Respects and promotes individual and cultural differences. Encourages diversity and inclusion.
  • Integrity and transparency: Maintains high ethical standards and acts in a manner consistent with organizational principles/rules and standards of conduct.
  • Professionalism: Demonstrates ability to work in a composed, competent and committed manner and exercises careful judgment in meeting day-to-day challenges.
  • Courage: Demonstrates willingness to take a stand on issues of importance.
  • Empathy: Shows compassion for others, makes people feel safe, respected and fairly treated.

Core Competencies – behavioural indicators level 2

  • Teamwork: Develops and promotes effective collaboration within and across units to achieve shared goals and optimize results.
  • Delivering results: Produces and delivers quality results in a service-oriented and timely manner. Is action oriented and committed to achieving agreed outcomes.
  • Managing and sharing knowledge: Continuously seeks to learn, share knowledge and innovate.
  • Accountability: Takes ownership for achieving the Organization’s priorities and assumes responsibility for own actions and delegated work.
  • Communication: Encourages and contributes to clear and open communication. Explains complex matters in an informative, inspiring and motivational way.

Managerial Competencies – behavioural indicators level 2

  • Leadership: Provides a clear sense of direction, leads by example and demonstrates the ability to carry out the Organization’s vision. Assists others to realize and develop their leadership and professional potential.
  • Empowering others: Creates an enabling environment where staff can contribute their best and develop their potential.
  • Building Trust: Promotes shared values and creates an atmosphere of trust and honesty.
  • Strategic thinking and vision: Works strategically to realize the Organization’s goals and communicates a clear strategic direction.
  • Humility: Leads with humility and shows openness to acknowledging own shortcomings.

IOM’s competency framework can be found at this link.

Competencies will be assessed during a competency-based interview.


Internationally recruited professional staff are required to be mobile.

Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation.

This selection process may be used to staff similar positions in various duty stations. Recommended candidates will remain eligible to be appointed in a similar position for a period of 24 months.

The list of NMS countries above includes all IOM Member States which are non-represented in the Professional Category of staff members. For this staff category, candidates who are nationals of the duty station’s country cannot be considered eligible.

Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances. Subject to certain exemptions, vaccination against COVID-19 will in principle be required for individuals hired on or after 15 November 2021. This will be verified as part of the medical clearance process.

Vacancies close at 23:59 local time Geneva, Switzerland on the respective closing date. No late applications will be accepted.

How to apply

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications HERE via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 26 September 2023 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.

IOM only accepts duly completed applications submitted through the IOM e-Recruitment system. The online tool also allows candidates to track the status of their application.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

For further information please refer to:

No Fees:

IOM does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process (application, interview, processing, training or other fee). IOM does not request any information related to bank accounts.

Requisition: SVN 2023 328 Project Officer (In-Kind S/NFI) (P1) IOM Somalia in Nairobi, Kenya

(58344860) Released

Posting: Posting NC58344861 (58344861) Released


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Finance Assistant Job Vacancy in Nairobi, Kenya

World Health Organization 

Position Title: Finance Assistant - 1 positions - LICA 6 - UNOPS

Background and Justification *Purpose of the Position:

Provide support to WHO Somalia country office, as related to the preparation and monitoring of budget estimates, establishment of encumbrances, financial transactions, journalization, and liquidation of payments and facilitate the timely transfer of funds for Programme activities. Support Operations Officer in the implementation of Direct Disbursement Mechanism in Somalia and Outbreak activities. Provide assistance to national and international staff and non-staff on all issues related to financial matters.


The incumbent will perform the following duties:

  1. Contribute to the development of the OBR budget, and workplans. Maintain an overview on budgetary, funding, and related financial issues, closely monitoring deadlines, obligations, gaps etc. Draw supervisors’ attention to specific/unusual discrepancies or problems, recommends necessary corrective actions.
  2. Support the implementation of Direct Disbursement Mechanism – DDM, to review the offline & online data, review the online & offline payment request, support OO in ensuring compliance related to DDM, follow-up for the release of payment in timely manner.
  3. Initiate, consolidate, and prepare periodic reports on the budgetary situation, implementation rates and special financial reports; prepare detailed cost estimates and participate in budget analysis and projections as required. Initiate correspondence and answer queries related to area of work.
  4. Scrutinize and select data from variety of sources, ensure accuracy in calculations and attachment of necessary supporting receipts of payments and authorizations, including review of services purchase orders – Imprest, DFC’s, GES and other activities with the aim to ensure accuracy of financial data, adequacy of supporting documents and maintenance of proper accounting records in compliance with financial procedures and WHO rules and reply to auditors’ queries.
  5. Support OO to advise and brief all staff and non-staff on financial rules and procedures pertaining to allowances, salary advances, travel claims and other financial matters. Coordinate and supervise the work of other Finance Assistants, if needed.
  6. Initiate, verify and process financial transactions and payments for all the activities, and sub- offices related to staff and non-staff costs, purchase orders, local purchases, etc, based on authorizations received from EMRO and GSC.
  7. Monitor timely transfer of program funds and award budgeting GSM workplans. Monitor distribution and amendments of awards, follow up on cash receipts and unapplied receivable balances, monitor revisions of amounts vis- à-vis award distribution by SO/OWER and budget centre, check validity of awards, reporting deadlines and linkage of awards to projects and initiate action for expenditure batches.
  8. Prepare the reconciliations for all the activities and share the report on budget implementation.
  9. Replace and assist other colleagues in the team and perform other related financial and administrative duties as required.

Educational background

Essential: Completion of secondary education; training in business administration/commerce and or technical

courses in a field related to the work performed. **

Desirable: Bachelor's degree in accounting, commerce or business administration is an asset.

Professional experience and knowledge

Essential: At least eight years of related experience in accounting and/or administrative work.

Desirable: Relevant experience in the UN system.



Very good knowledge of English and the local language. French is an asset.


  1. Producing Results
  2. Fostering integration and teamwork.
  3. Communicating in a credible and effective way
  4. Ensure effective use of resources.
  5. Setting an example.

Functional Skills and Knowledge:**

  • Very good time management and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of banking regulations and local laws.
  • Proven analytical skills.

Knowledge of the organization's policies and regulations in general, and in particular, regarding project activities and financial procedures is an asset.

How to apply

Your application should be sent to the below email address, please indicate the title of the position you have applied in the email subject by close of business Wednesday 27 Sept 2023. It should include a cover letter & a detailed CV (as one document in PDF format) with your contact details.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


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