Program Officer Job Vacancy in Kenya

FilmAid International

Position Title: Program Officer

About FilmAid Kenya:

FilmAid Kenya is a development and humanitarian communications organization that has been working in the Kenya Refugee Operation for over 20 years. FilmAid Kenya harnesses the power and influence of film & other multimedia to combat critical social issues. FilmAid Kenya fosters the well-being of displaced and vulnerable populations by building stronger, healthier, and more informed communities.

FAK has a rich history of empowering women and girls within their communities to live healthier lives free from violence. Through a multi-channel approach, FAK has contributed to combat harmful gender norms and practices such as Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), and provided critical access to information for girls and women to make informed decisions about their education, sexual reproductive health and livelihoods.

Job Function:

The project seeks to harness the power of media and communication to increase awareness on Gender Based Violence and Sexual Reproductive Health among teenagers, adolescents and their communities in Dadaab Refugee Camp. This will be achieved through FilmAid Kenya’s health and protection portfolios actively raises awareness about issues that affect the overall health and well-being of communities, promotes health seeking behavior by fostering demand generation, and provides critical access to health information during outbreaks and emergencies among teenagers, adolescents and their communities. The project officer will create a liaison between communities and the health partners Dadaab to achieve health outcomes in relation to GBV prevention and response and access to SRH services.

Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to;

Design, Development and Dissemination of Media Content

  • He/she will establish a participatory process in media development to ensure the development of media content is contextually relevant, and promotes access to information on GBV and SRH among teenagers and their communities.
  • Lead all project planning activities to ensure activities are implemented in a timely manner and that the project’s objectives are achieved
  • Take lead in drafting of translation of key messages for bulk SMS system distribution
  • Work to ensure there is improved access to accurate health information, increased awareness and knowledge about Sexual reproductive Health among teenagers and their communities
  • Active role in designing child-friendly approaches to ensure effective program delivery

Project Coordination with Stakeholders and Communities

  • Represent FilmAid Kenya in technical coordination meetings with health and protection partners
  • Coordinate with relevant community structures including advisory committees to ensure a strategic approach in targeting participants and review approaches to ensure and effective delivery of FAK’s mandate
  • Coordinate closely with the Sports for Protection partners to ensure implementation of the project in line with the approved plan

Project Support

  • Ensure timely delivery of project activities according to approved work plans
  • Support project planning, implementation, and monitoring to ensure achievement of health outcomes
  • Participate in needs assessments activities including data collection for project design, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Support project reporting, highlighting best practice and opportunities
  • Ensure Core Humanitarian Standards (CHS) are at the center of implementation
  • Any other duties assigned

Qualifications and Requirements:

Education: Minimum of undergraduate degree in Public Health, Social Work, Community Development, Sociology or a relevant degree

Prior Work Experience:

  • At least three years’ experience of leading health programs preferably in the humanitarian sector
  • Proven experience in implementing projects targeting children and youths
  • Experience in implementing SRH/GBV/ SBCC programs will be an added advantage
  • Proven academic or on-job training and understanding of the Project Cycle Model in managing humanitarian assistance
  • Training in Child Safeguarding
  • Experience in report writing
  • Facilitation and community engagement experience

Key Skills and Competencies:

  • Fluency in written and spoken English and Kiswahili is essential;
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills;
  • Creative and analytic thinker with the ability to manage multiple projects;
  • Must be highly organized and able to work with other teams.
  • Competent with Windows and Microsoft Office applications

Personal Attributes:

  • High level of motivation, integrity, commitment and professional responsibility.
  • Ability to tolerate cultural, educational, and religious diversity in the workplace.
  • Excellent communication, time management, organization and presentation skills.
  • Able to work independently while being a good team player with a high degree of flexibility, tolerance and a good sense of humor

How to apply

How to apply:

Interested and qualified persons with the required experience are invited to submit their applications with Cover Letter, CV, and 3 references to jobskenya@filmaid.org on or before 7th February 2023 and clearly indicate on the subject line ‘Program Officer’.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

FilmAid Kenya is an equal opportunity employer.

 

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Fundraise and Project Implementation Volunteer Opportunity in Kenya

International Transformation Foundation

Position Title: Fundraise and Project Implementation Volunteer

International Transformation Foundation (ITF) is an international youth led non-profit organization providing youth educational and self development programs, encompassing leadership and entrepreneurship, to harness creativity for a youth system that provides jobs, offering security, opportunities to grow, and contribute to the development of our communities.

Since its establishment ITF has been developing and operating youth development programs to lead the youth of today as leaders with a strong heart and mind as true workers of society with creative and progressive thinking. Our current projects are:

1. Join the Pipe Project: Installing sustainable tap water stations near playgrounds, city centers, parks, schools and bus stations in Africa; for people to access clean tap water whenever possible.

The project also works to bring awareness to the environmental impact of production and waste of bottled water through two ventures:

  • A water kiosk at school: a school based and students managed business selling clean tap water to community residents. It involves financing a community school to set up an onsite water kiosk with specially designed and sustainable products for children to transport tap water at home straight from school. It is both an educational and profitable business – teaching students’ business and entrepreneurial skills, and generating much-needed income for schools.
  • Public drinking tap water station: In partnership with urban Communities/Towns/Cities we install our non-breakable drinking water station in Public places for people to access clean drinking tap water free of charge.

2. Jijenge Kijana Fund: a youth livelihood pathway offering microcredit, micro-saving and training which enables ITF members to engage in productive and stable livelihoods

3. Erasmus Plus Projects:

  • GO-PRO The main objective of the project is to create space for the development of key information and communications technology (ICT) competences in the field of programming for children and youth. The project plans on achieving this by creating GO-PRO centers where modern programming education can take place and in the process awaken the passion to code in the youth. This project is done in collaboration with Meritum (Poland) and International Transformation Foundation (Kenya).
  • Evergreen This is a project aimed at empowering the youth which ITF will implement in collaboration with the Association for European Cooperation, Development and Communication (CODEC vzw), Belgium. Evergreen will bridge 2 programme objectives– to support awareness raising on the environmental and climate goals and taking up innovative practices in a digital era. The project's main aim thereafter is to contribute to the just and inclusive transition to sustainable living through empowering the youth work sector across the globe to raise awareness on environmental issues by personal example and digital tools – the language of young people.

Role:

The “Fundraise and Project Implementation Volunteer” is a position under ITF’s international youth outreach and engagement initiative focused on European youth. Your role will be to accompany a project from start to finish, including fundraising and project coordination and implementation. The project will run under our Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene activity in Kenya, with the end goal of implementing either a water kiosk at school or a public water station.

The objective of the position and project is both to help communities in Africa efficiently obtain access to reliable, affordable, clean tap water and to provide you as a volunteer an opportunity to grow on a professional and personal basis through leadership development and social and cultural exchange with the youth of Kenya.

Prior experience in a nonprofit position is preferred, but not required, as this position is aimed at building upon your skills and experience but also providing an avenue for growth.

Duties:

  • Fundraise
    • Research potential donors to gain insight into needs, beliefs, and donation habits to understand how to position our organization to them.
    • Brainstorming and creating new strategies to raise funds.
    • Planning and coordinating events meant to raise funds.
    • Creating marketing materials, like flyers and brochures, to be used for the promotion of fundraising events
    • Build upon existing donor relationships and form new donor and community relationships on a regular basis
  • Project Coordination
    • Preparing documentation (reports, proposals and records) to support the project team.
    • Creating activity plans
    • Monitoring project plan implementation and tracking timelines and milestones of your project.
    • Coordinating and monitoring status of deliverables.
    • Attending beneficiaries/partners meetings and assist with determination of project requirements.
  • Working with other volunteers on projects towards shared targets
  • After the fundraising goal is achieved, the volunteer must travel to Kenya to implement the project.
  • Must be prepared to travel to Africa for project implementation.

Qualifications Needed:

The applicant must possess the following knowledge/skills and can demonstrate, that the essential functions of this position can be performed:

  1. Background/experience in working/volunteering at an NGO / NPO.
  2. Preferably, but not necessary, experienced in fundraising and project coordination.
  3. Ability to thrive in a deadline-driven environment.
  4. Detail-oriented with a focus on results.
  5. High level of self-confidence, flexibility, integrity, and honesty.
  6. Should possess computer/internet skills and knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
  7. Ability to work well independently, works with all levels of management, prioritizes tasks and can resolve problems.
  8. Ability to maintain an established work schedule, with or without flexibility,
  9. Motivated to learn and take on new challenges.
  10. Culturally sensitive
  11. Unparalleled passion and commitment to youth development.
  12. Volunteers need to be empathetic, great communicators, and comfortable working as part of a team towards shared goals and targets. The following skills are beneficial:
  • Teamwork
  • Communication skills
  • Confidentiality
  • Organization skills
  • Work ethic

Compensation:

ITF does NOT provide any kind of compensation. ITF staff operate on a full-time volunteer basis for a minimum of 6 months contract. They are responsible for all basic expenses such as home – office transportation, accommodation, etc. ITF ONLY provides direct operational expenses such as staff transportation to a meeting outside of the office, field visit, operations, etc.

How to apply

We DO NOT consider incomplete applications as well as candidates who are not able to cover the volunteer term expenses.

We are a youth led organization, so applicants must be under the age of 30.

If you meet the basic requirements, complete this application form available on our website with the position you’re applying for in the Application (Fundraise and Project Implementation Volunteer).

For any queries get in touch through volunteers.itf@gmail.com, Tel: +254799189233, @ITFSecretariat on Twitter, International Transformation Foundation on Facebook, or on Instagram.

 

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REGIONAL COMMUNICATIONS TRAINING CONSULTANT (AFRICA) JOB VACANCY IN KENYA

Habitat for Humanity

POSITION TITLE: REGIONAL COMMUNICATIONS TRAINING CONSULTANT (AFRICA)

Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI) is an INGO, founded in 1976, devoted to building simple, decent, and affordable housing.

HFHI operates through a federated network of independent National Organizations and branches as well as partnerships in more than 70 countries around the world. HFHI hosts its international headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. HFHI has subdivided its global operation into four regions: Asia and the Pacific (supported from Manila); Europe and the Middle East (supported from Bratislava); Africa (supported from Nairobi), and Latin America and the Caribbean (supported from San Jose).

In Africa, HFHI works across 9 countries to support people to thrive through housing. The Africa region was launch as a separate region in the past year. The area office based out of Nairobi is striving to deliver affordable housing more effectively throughout the locations we work in.

PURPOSE

The area office plays a critical role in supporting capacity throughout the region. One of the areas that support is provided for is communications. The majority of our 9 country locations have a dedicated communications staff member who supports communications related interventions for all of the ongoing projects being implemented by the country office. A few countries do not have a dedicated communications person but typically have someone covering this responsibility on an ongoing basis. From the area office, the Communications Director provide support through regular meetings, content reviews, and country visits for capacity building.

The goal of this consultancy is to provide ongoing support to the capacity building the Africa area office is providing to countries in the region in the form of a one-week communications training with all of the regional communications points of contact. Upon completion of the training, participants will develop a clearer understanding of the process of developing and implementing communication strategies and an ability to apply appropriate communications approaches and tools in their various contexts. More specifically, they will know how to:

  • Develop a communication strategy document – this will be an actual strategy for each of the countries:
    • Set communication goals and objectives.
    • Develop key messages that effectively speak to the target audience.
    • Identify effective communication techniques and tools.
    • Plan available communication resources.
  • Implement and monitor the communications strategy

The planning on overall logistics for the event will be coordinated by the area office.

SCOPE OF CONSULTANCY

The aim of the consultancy would be to:

  • Support AO communications team to diagnose capacity challenges at the National Organizations (3 days)
  • Conduct an analysis / diagnosis on current communications systems in the region (3 days)
  • Work with the area office to identify objectives and topics for the one-week training (3 days)
  • Draft training materials and tools for the training – all done in coordination and planned with the area office (5 days)
  • Coordinate the training agenda and communicate it - through the area office staff to National Organizations communications staff (2 days)
  • Deliver the training – provide in person training from 13th – 17th March 2023 (5 days) – by the end of the training each country office should have an actual draft communications strategy
  • Provide a post training report – that includes a summary of the event, annexes with the tools / training material and templates, lessons learned including current capacity development opportunities (5 days)

KEY DELIVERABLES

The deliverables will include:

  • A simple inception report: outlining the timeline, proposed training topics developed in consultation with the area office this should also include the draft agenda and roles and responsibilities
  • Training materials – a draft of these should be submitted prior to the training for review by the area office
  • Draft communications strategy for each of the country office represented including the Area Office
  • Provide a post training report – that includes a summary of the event, annexes with the materials / tools, lessons learned including current capacity development opportunities
  • The successful applicant will work in coordination with the area office and will actively seek review and feedback from the area office. We anticipate this work to take no more than 30 days of work (spread across the time from procurement to the training). Training will take place March 13 – 17, 2023.

HFHI RESPONSIBILITIES

  • HFHI shall provide the support towards travel expenses related to this work.

REPORTING ARRANGEMENTS

  • The consultant will be expected to report to the Communications Director, Africa.

How to apply

SELECTION PROCESS AND EVALUATION CRITERIA

  • The Request for Applications will be advertised across all of Habitat’s communications channels for promotion including its website, industry websites and through its network of staff and supporters.

  • Applications will be accepted through February6th, 2023.

    Applications should include a narrative with:

  • Explanation of overall approach and timing of engagement

  • Related experience of the applicant entity(s)

  • CVs of lead consultants and process for identifying any additional team members

Applicants will be expected to submit a budget for the engagement. It is preferred that the budget is segmented on the basis of the deliverables defined in the Scope of Work but should at a minimum include explanation for the type of costs represented therein.
Applicants will be short-listed for an interview. Non-selected applicants will be notified.

Selection Criteria will include:

  • Understanding of the assignment and the business need
  • Proposed approach and timing of engagement
  • Relevant past experience
  • Overall approach and stakeholder awareness
  • Competitive pricing
  • Experience with similar networks in the development sector

This request for applications will be made globally but applicants from Sub-Saharan Africa are strongly encouraged to apply.

Questions and applications should be sent to: AFRNairobiinfo@habitat.org indicating on the subject line Regional Communications Training Consultant.

EVALUATION AND AWARD OF CONSULTANCY
HFHI will evaluate the proposals and award the assignment based on technical and financial feasibility. HFHI reserves the right to accept or reject any proposal received without giving reasons and is not bound to accept the lowest or the highest bidder.

ONLY CANDIDATES WHO FOLLOW APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS WILL BE CONSIDERED FOR THE ROLE.

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Regional Supply Chain Coordinator Job Vacancy in Kenya

Danish Refugee Council

Position Title: Regional Supply Chain Coordinator (Communication Skills in French & English required)

Founded in 1956, The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a humanitarian, non-governmental, non-profit organization providing direct assistance to conflict-affected populations – refugees, internally displaced people (IDPs) and host communities – in more than 40 countries around the world.

The EAGL Regional Office covers the following country operations: Burundi, Djibouti, DR Congo,

Ethiopia, Sudan, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda.

Overall purpose of the role:

The Regional Supply Chain Coordinator is part of EAGL RO and provides support to the field operations via help-desk services, training & advice, compliance control, and support, transactional procurement, support the technical assessment during recruitment of Supply Chain staff in the field, and derogation management.

The incumbent will enhance the capabilities of the Regional Supply Chain Office to build a Centre of Excellence for Supply Chain Management.

Responsibilities:

Procurement Responsibilities

  • Perform operational procurement as requested in the RO and COs to ensure timely, cost-effective, value for money, quality and adequate delivery of commodities and services and to maintain continuous communication with requesters
  • Support the procurement process in the French Speaking COs to ensure compliance with DRC and Donor regulations
  • Liaising with the RSCM and Supply Chain managers in the Country Offices, support the procurement process to ensure compliance to DRC and Donor rules.
  • To ensure all procurement procedures, practice, and documentation meet standards set in the DRC Operations Handbook, and in accordance with donor requirements, to bring transparency and accountability to the Supply chain processes.
  • Responsible for the review of SC documentation from the French speaking countries in the EAGL region. Review high value documentation with support the RSCM
  • Support program team members in the RO and SC Managers COs in the development of procurement plans.
  • Ensure compliance with donor requirements, rules and regulations relating to SC, particularly in relation to local procurement and anti-corruption measures
  • Provide Support in tender committee processes for large procurements in the French speaking countries as per the Country Supply Chain Work flow and review tenders before awarding of contracts.
  • Compile monthly procurement status reports/tracker liaising with SC Managers in the LEs and share with the Regional Supply Chain Manager and SMT.
  • Support the operation to Plan, Prepare, carry out the process of establishing Frame Work Agreements for all items as per DRC procurement guidelines.
  • Flag bottlenecks and weaknesses in internal SC control to be addressed by management
  • To liaise with DRC Finance teams regarding payments and documentation challenges.
  • To ensure fair, transparent and professional dealings with all external suppliers and contractors in line with the DRC Operations Handbook
  • To lead and coordinate regional procurement activities including annual process of establishing supplier lists and framework agreements, linking with colleagues in the Regional office and different programmes
  • Assist in the preparation of standardized supplier prequalification documentation
  • Establish and maintain Purchase Agreements for strategic commodities based on review and analytics of DRC Dynamics data.
  • Participate in New projects kick off meetings when required
  • Create vendor prospects and conduct prohibited parties search, due diligence for all new vendors and ensure they seek approvals to add new vendors from RHOSS and ensure Proper filing of all supplier’s registration documents including approvals.
  • Complete the Regional Monthly APIs and share with RSCM by the 10th of the following month.

Fleet/Transport Management responsibilities

  • Review and sign off vehicle log sheets on a weekly basis to monitor movement usage and fuel consumption.
  • Oversee filing of all fleet documents on the RO i.e. drivers’ docs, maintenance records, fuel reconciliation, insurance docs, log sheets and log books and monthly fleet performance reports
  • Ensure well-maintained and functional transport fleet for staff and material needs, including vehicle allocation in Somalia.
  • Review monthly transport reports from COs and monitor fuel/Maintenance consumption/Performance and share monthly reports with the RSCM.
  • Effectively convey fleet procurement and logistics procedures to staff and supervise their implementation.
  • Support DRC’s global understanding and learning on logistics good practice through sharing and exchange of tools.

Warehouse Management

  • Support effective warehouse management in accordance with the DRC Operations Handbook and/or donor requirements.
  • Review and submit timely and accurate stock reports from the COs on a monthly basis
  • Strengthen staff capacity and warehouse management processes.
  • Liaising with the SCMs in the COs, ensure stock is properly recorded and kept and discrepancies reported.
  • Working closely with the SCMs, ensure proper monitoring of stock and distributions carried out before project closeout
  • Organize disposal of old stock and assets as per DRC/Donor guidelines.

Assets/Equipment Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the process of Asset /General Programme equipment tracking by tagging, updating ID cards, Personal issue, timely updating of Central register in Dynamics to meet 100% Audit requirements working closely with CO SCMs
  • Coordinate independent asset verification once a year and ensure reports are filed.
  • Update DRC asset Register for all losses, donations, scrapping, Theft, Transfer and filling of relevant supportive documentation to support Audit trail.
  • Ensure all required and available communication equipment are installed and working and functioning properly; supporting regular maintenance in consultation with ICT staff, Admin and SC team members
  • Ensure that the Fixed Asset Register (FAR) is updated and verified quarterly in Dynamics and copied to the Head of Support Services in the COs
  • Support and lead Regular Asset verification process in all offices, Assets are tagged and ensure the assets are included in the Asset list and signed by Area Managers.
  • Ensure that all procedures and documents pertaining to Asset Management as per the DRC Operations handbook are in place and being followed.
  • Ensure donation certificates with recipient’s signature are obtained and filed for all assets and equipment donated to beneficiaries/partner groups or received from donors.
  • Oversee asset disposal mechanisms are in place.
  • Interpret global policies with relation to the technical advisor area defined for this position. Continuously keep abreast of best practice regarding Supply Chain management in remote and harsh environments. Drive professionalization of staff involved in this area at all levels of the organization.
  • Give input and support to other Supply Chain related Operations Handbooks as requested.
  • Act as a liaison for supply chain matters for the countries assigned, including review of approvals and derogations. Day-to-day working contact with countries as assigned, giving professional advice on supply chain matters. Work with HQ staff in Supply Chain, Programme Support and others as necessary, to find optimal solutions within DRC’s governance framework to support country and regional operations.
  • Assist countries in the implementation and utilization of DRC Dynamics and be a Superuser for the Supply Chain track.
  • Provide introduction to DRC SC processes for all new SC Managers and SC Coordinators in the countries.

General/Other

  • Interpret global policies with relation to the technical advisor area defined for this position
  • Read and understand DRC OHs as per the Supply Chain governance framework in both English and French. Give input and support to other Supply Chain related Operations Handbooks as requested.
  • Work closely with technical counterparts at HQ and field level to establish global standards for the technical specialist area defined for this position
  • Translate simple documents and carry out SC trainings in French from time to time
  • Gap filling in country offices during emergencies or in case of position gaps.
  • Complete all SC related eLearning courses
  • Consult the Regional Supply chain Manager on High Value procurements and exceptions to policy issues.
  • Timely Monthly Reporting of APIs and Results contract.
  • Support the COs as needed in the recruitment of Supply Chain staff.
  • Any other tasks as will be assigned from time to time.
  • Continuously keep abreast of best practice regarding Supply Chain management in remote and harsh environments. Drive professionalization of staff involved in this area at all levels of the organization.
  • Act as a liaison for supply chain matters for the countries assigned, including review of approvals and derogations. Day-to-day working contact with countries as assigned, giving professional advice on supply chain matters.
  • Work with RO staff in Supply Chain, Programme Support and others as necessary, to find optimal solutions within DRC’s governance framework to support country and regional operations.
  • Assist countries in the implementation and utilization of DRC Dynamics and be a Superuser for the Supply Chain track.
  • Provide introduction to DRC SC processes for all new SC Managers and SC Coordinators in the countries.

About you

In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’s five core competencies:

  • Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process.
  • Collaborating: You involve relevant parties and encourage feedback.
  • Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.
  • Communicating: You listen and speak effectively and honestly.
  • Demonstrating integrity: You act in line with our vision and values.

Experience and Technical comptencies

  • With at least 6-years work experience in relevant field INGO or other agencies experience in Supply Chain management.
  • This position will require a demonstrated ability to achieve results in a demanding and fast paced environment.
  • Degree in Supply Chain Management, Business Administration or Purchasing and Supplies. Diploma Level preferable from Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS).
  • Good knowledge ERP Supply Chain software’s Systems is MANDATORY.
  • Proficient in written and spoken French is MANDATORY
  • Knowledge of international humanitarian and development systems, institutions and donor’s programs (including ECHO, DFID and OFDA), and of procedures, accountability frameworks and best practices
  • High integrity, pro-active, stable, robust character and a good team-player
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent analytical and negotiation skills.
  • Proven commitment to accountable practices.
  • Knowledge of working in challenging environments.
  • Proven ability to manage large varied workloads and deal constructively with stress and periods with long hours.
  • Proven ability to prioritize tasks, meet deadlines and work with limited supervision.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills & demonstrated ability to establish effective working relations between programs & support
  • Ability to travel regularly within the region and beyond for up to 4 weeks at a short time notice and sometimes in conflict areas and physically difficult conditions.
  • Excellent Communication skills in French and English required.

What we offer

Contract: 1 Year Contract (National staff contract) with the possibility of extension, subject to funding and performance.

Salary: in accordance with the Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment Non-Management Band/ G.

Availability: 1st March 2023.

Duty station: Nairobi, or other DRC Country office in the EAGL region

Reporting Line: Regional Supply Chain Manager

Providing equal opportunities We are committed to creating an inclusive and positive work environment based on mutual respect for all employees. All applicants are considered for employment without attention to race, age, ability, ethnicity, nationality, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, or any other factor. At DRC we celebrate diversity and appreciate our employees for the people they are and their unique skills, backgrounds, and perspectives. We encourage all interested candidates to apply. DRC strives to attract, motivate and retain qualified national staff within its programs.

Promoting high standards : DRC’s capacity to ensure the protection of and assistance to refugees, IDP’s and other persons of concern depends on the ability of our staff to uphold and promote the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation DRC’s values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment. DRC conducts thorough and comprehensive background checks as part of the recruitment process.

How to apply

Only motivated applications that address the stipulated duties and meet the required qualifications, sent together with a CV, will be considered.

DRC only accepts applications sent via our online-application form on www.drc.ngo under JOB.

https://job.drc.ngo/jobs/job?id=166976

Please submit your application and CV in English no later than 10th February 2023

 

 

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Community Engagement Officer Job Vacancy in Kakuma, Kenya

FilmAid International

Position Title: Community Engagement Officer

About FilmAid Kenya

FilmAid Kenya is a development and humanitarian communications organization that has been working in the Kenya Refugee Operation for over 20 years. FilmAid Kenya harnesses the power and influence of media and the arts to respond to emergencies, as well as promote social change through dialogue in order to protect the well-being of displaced and vulnerable populations by building stronger, healthier, and more informed communities.

Community Engagement Officer

About the Role:

The Community Engagement Officer will provide support to the Content Development Coordinator on the implementation of the community feedback mechanism and facilitation of Community Dialogues components of the Sikika Project.

Under the supervision of the Content Development Coordinator, the Community Engagement Officer is responsible for compiling and analyzing feedback, supporting the implementation of data management processes, monitoring and evaluation of the Sikika project activities. The Community Engagement Officer’s expected outputs are geared towards supporting the delivery of outputs and outcomes of the project as a whole.

S/he will closely support the Content Development Coordinator in implementing project activities and the production of expected reports for the project. The Community Engagement Officer will be responsible for assisting the Content Development Coordinator in project related activities and ensuring smooth operations of the project.

He/she shall ensure that the project’s plans are in place and kept updated as per the project’s overall objective.

Position Competency Profile:

Co-ordination

  • Participate in planning the implementation of community dialogues with the Content Development Coordinator
  • Participate in efforts to Create and nurture a positive working relationship with relevant stakeholders
  • Support the timely and successful implementation of community dialogue sessions
  • Create and maintain a database of all relevant contacts engaged during the dialogues
  • Communicate with relevant project stakeholders and mobilize them to ensure their participation in the project’s activities
  • Support in the reporting on dialogue activities by ensuring timely reporting of dialogue activities in coordination with the Content Development Coordinator
  • Support the facilitation of the community dialogues among various stakeholders in the project;
  • In collaboration with community mobilizers and stakeholders collate and document progress of the community dialogues;
  • Coordinate and arrange all logistics for Listener Group Heads bi-weekly meetings, and CGs workshops, including invitations for the dialogue sessions, venue, participants travel and refreshments or meals;
  • Support the Content Development Coordinator in compiling backend data and producing monthly feedbacks reports for sharing with partners during CWC meetings
  • In collaboration with the Content Development Coordinator, facilitate the creation and implementation of a detailed annual work-plan, which identifies sequences of activities needed to successfully implement the project and ensure project objectives are met;
  • In collaboration with key stakeholders, facilitate the development and roll-out of detailed implementation plans in communities
  • Develop community dialogue schedule and work plans with the Content Development Coordinator; revise and regularly review the schedule as required;
  • Document project activities and ensure that all project data is appropriately secured;
  • Monitor the progress of the project implementation and make adjustments as necessary to ensure the project remains on track and is successfully implemented;
  • Establish a communication schedule to update stakeholders including appropriate staff in the organization on the progress of the project.
  • Participate in writing activity and monthly reports

Monitoring & Evaluation:

  • Oversee the monitoring and evaluation aspects of the Sikika project, working closely with the M & E Officer, data clerks to ensure that M&E tools are in place and implemented to document progresses towards the project’s results.
  • Contribute in the development of a system that facilitate data collection, reporting and flow of data within the project team that sufficiently captures project information needs
  • Support the development and implementation of M&E plans and tools, as well as learning activities (e.g, reflection sessions) throughout the project implementation in coordination with Content Development Coordinator to inform learning and best practices.
  • Manage data management systems, spreadsheets and other data tools and ensure the quality of high-value data for accuracy, consistency and comparability and consolidate operational information as needed to support analysis.
  • Provide timely, quality support and guidance to the project team to meet the project’s specific M&E needs
  • Conduct participatory monitoring activities and data collection and field visits as required through individual interviews, phone interviews, pre/post testing, focus group discussions, and community visits.
  • Support reporting and analysis of data collected on outcome indicators and feed into donors’ reports in addition to learning reporting that synthesizes good practices and lessons learned.
  • Implementing M&E standards around project planning, research, data collection tools, monitoring missions and evaluations
  • Any other duties assigned by the line manager.

Education and skills:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in International development, economics, statistics, social sciences or any other related field;
  • Proven technical capacity in the design, implementation, and analysis of various quantitative and qualitative data collection tools including interviews, surveys, focus group discussions, and pre/post-tests;
  • Knowledge of participatory methods, mixed methods, outcome mapping and/or impact evaluation techniques;
  • Collaborative working style that enables coaching and training in M&E principles and best-practices;
  • Demonstrated capacity to coordinate evaluations, including experience developing evaluation terms of reference and recruiting and managing consultants;
  • Extensive knowledge and application of proposal design principles;
  • Knowledge of data software such as KoBo Toolbox
  • Excellent analytical and report writing skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal and networking skills, as well as the ability to conduct professional relationships
  • Strong commitment to values in evidence-based decision making, transparency, community empowerment, methodological rigor, and program learning with high standards of integrity, professionalism, and impartiality
  • Commitment to humanitarian principles and action.
  • Good understanding of beneficiary community dynamic
  • Experience in project planning and execution.
  • Impartial and embraces religious and cultural diversity.
  • Ability to work under minimum supervision and with strict timelines.

Important

  • Able to work independently and effectively in a team environment
  • Detail-oriented and highly organized, with a proactive approach
  • Ability to multitask and work to meet tight deadlines
  • Proficient in use of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel, as well as web browsers
  • Excellent ability to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing
  • Sound report writing, interpersonal, facilitation, and communication skills
  • Adheres of the principal of PSEA, FAK’s Code of Conduct and anti-fraud policies.
  • Adheres to FAK’s safety and security SOPs in Kakuma.

Desirable

  • Good knowledge of monitoring and evaluation technologies, techniques, approaches, and methodologies in radio programs.
  • Demonstrated experience and understanding of information systems design, development, roll-out, and/or use

How to apply

Interested and qualified persons with the required experience are invited to submit their applications with Cover Letter, CV, and 3 references to jobskenya@filmaid.org on or before 15th February 2023 and clearly indicate on the subject line ‘Community Engagement Officer.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

FilmAid Kenya is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

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Programme Manager (CCCM) Job Vacancy in Kenya

International Organization for Migration

Position Title: Programme Manager (CCCM)

Duty Station: IOM Somalia in Nairobi*, Kenya

Classification: Professional Staff, Grade P3

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

Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible

Closing Date: 06 February 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.

Context:

There are 5.2 million people in need of humanitarian assistance in Somalia. The country also has a high number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) and refugees who have left the country, with more than 3.6 million who have been displaced by conflict, insecurity, forced evictions, droughts, and floods. Clan disputes, protests, the weakness of the national forces, the gradual withdrawal of the African Union Mission in Somalia, Islamic State and continuing Al-Shabaab attacks cause insecurity and instability across Somalia.

The insecurity coupled with reoccurring climatic shocks often lead to displacement. With 2.6 million IDPs across 3,000+ settlements/sites, IOM’s Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) contribution remains vital. Currently, managing over 600 sites, IOM’s CCCM team ensures the provision of basic services in sites and the centralised access to external services while improving living conditions and protection of IDPs. with a clear focus on durable solutions, IOM’s CCCM activities are fully in line with the cluster’s priorities.

Under the overall supervision of the Deputy Chief of Mission in Somalia and direct supervision of the Senior Programme Coordinator (Emergency and Post-Crisis) the Programme Manager (CCCM) will be responsible and accountable for the development, management and implementation of all Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) Programme activities.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Design, develop, and implement the Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) strategy of IOM in country, ensuring an adaptive and progressive programme that emphasizes rapid, resilient, and durable approaches.
  2. Manage the CCCM Programme, including preparing concept notes, proposals, joint appeals,and budgets, and developing and ensuring mechanisms and modalities to be implemented are appropriate, context specific, and in line with global standards and best practices.
  3. Backstop the operational, administrative, programmatic, and financial management aspects of the programme, including oversight responsibility of project implementation. Ensure that CCCM projects meet their intended scope, timeframe, quality, and budgetary requirements, and take action to address issues, changes, delays, or required workarounds for timely completion of activities.
  4. In coordination with IOM’s Project Support Unit (PSU), proactively lead resource mobilization efforts to ensure the continued development and success of the CCCM programme in Somalia.
  5. Ensure monitoring activities are carried out to evaluate and assess the implementation of CCCM projects, remotely and through monthly field visits to the areas of operation and ensure that the CCCM staff are properly utilizing the resources made available to effectively provide services to the beneficiaries.
  6. Substantively support the CCCM cluster coordination team and cluster partners, participate in the development of cluster strategies and assessments, and act as officer-in-charge for the Cluster Co-Coordinator during times of absence.
  7. Develop and oversee contracts with service providers or implementing partners, and ensure adequate contracts management, close out procedures, and final payments to the contractors.
  8. Lead, manage and coach CCCM team members and develop and provide appropriate and relevant training and capacity building.
  9. Ensure appropriate coordination and integration with all relevant humanitarian stakeholders in all CCCM activities in Somalia, including but not limited to Shelter and Non-Food Items (S/NFI), Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH), Durable Solutions (DS), Health, Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM), Housing, Land, and Property (HLP), and Protection.
  10. Ensure that relevant permits and authorizations are obtained from the local authorities for project stability and good relations with the local government.
  11. Mainstream Gender Based Violence (GBV), Accountability to Affected Populations (AAP), Complaints Feedback Mechanism (CFM), Communicating with Communities (CWC) and other protection related aspects in CCCM project development and implementation.
  12. Ensure that all project data is well captured and presented via info-products and media platforms in collaboration with the Information Management Team and Project Support Unit (PSU).
  13. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:

Education

  • Master’s degree in International Relations, Political Science, Business or Public Administration, Humanitarian Affairs, Conflict Studies, or a related field from an accredited academic institution with five years of relevant professional experience; or
  • University degree in the above fields with seven years of relevant professional experience.

Experience

  • Management experience in the field in Internally Displaced People (IDPs)/refugee and migration-related issues, including technical cooperation, project development and project/programme implementation and evaluation;
  • Work experience in liaising with governmental authorities, other national/international institutions and Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs) - experience in the region is an asset;
  • Demonstrated experience in financial management and good level of computer literacy, including database applications;
  • Experience in Camp Coordination & Camp management at a managerial level, in emergency and conflict environments; significant CCCM technical experience to guide and lead the CCCM programme teams.

Skills

  • Good knowledge of UN, IOM and NGO mandates and programmes in the IDP humanitarian responses, post conflict construction and development;
  • Delivers on set objectives in hardship situations;
  • Effectively coordinates actions with other implementing partners;
  • Works effectively with donors, local authorities, stakeholders, beneficiaries, and the broader community to advance country office or regional objectives.

Languages

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

External applicants for all positions in the Professional category are required to be proficient in English and have at least a working knowledge of one additional UN Language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, or Spanish).

For all applicants, 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.

Notes

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

Accredited Universities are the ones listed in the UNESCO World Higher Education Database (https://whed.net/home.php).

Required Competencies:

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

  • Inclusion and respect for diversity: respects and promotes individual and cultural differences; encourages diversity and inclusion wherever possible.
  • 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.

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 action 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 potential.
  • Empowering others & building trust: creates an atmosphere of trust and an enabling environment where staff can contribute their best and develop their potential.
  • Strategic thinking and vision: works strategically to realize the Organization’s goals and communicates a clear strategic direction.

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

https://www.iom.int/sites/default/files/about-iom/iom_revised_competency_framework_external.pdf

Competencies will be assessed during a competency-based interview.

Other:

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 06 February 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: www.iom.int/recruitment

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 10 Programme Manager (CCCM) (P3) IOM Somalia in Nairobi, Kenya (57953596) Released

Posting: Posting NC57953597 (57953597) Released

 

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Regional Admin Manager Job Vacancy in Kenya

International Rescue Committee

Position Title: Regional Admin Manager

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC works with people forced to flee from war, conflict and disaster and the host communities that support them, as well as with those who remain within their homes and communities. At-work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. IRC leads the way from harm to home.

Job Overview/Summary:

The Regional Admin Manager is responsible for a wide range of administrative, and support services for the Great Lakes Regional Team. The Regional Admin Manager will maintain excellent management and communications systems to enable the team to perform at the highest possible levels. The position reports to the Regional Vice President (RVP) and a dotted line to the IHUB Administrative Responsible and works closely with Regional Senior Management Team (RSMT).

Essential Job Functions:

Administration

• Provide support to the Regional Vice President inclusive of managing the calendar, providing support in email management, managing travel and tracking key initiatives.

• Provide a full range of administrative and operational support to SMT, inclusive of preparing payment requests, travel reimbursements, support to organizing visas and accommodation, managing leave trackers, etc.

• Coordinate regional and inter-departmental meetings inclusive of setting agendas, taking notes, and following up on action plans as required. When needed, organize all logistical management for workshops/meetings

• In coordination with the HR Department, provide support in initiating new recruitment and complete necessary steps i.e., RRF, Job description...

Event Planning and Delivery

• Maintain a Regional Calendar of events – both external and internal.

• Assist with the preparation and execution of engagements and events run by IRC in the region if required.

• Organize and execute regional conferences and workshops as assigned, inclusive of proposing suitable dates, times, venues, travel, catering and reconciliation of expenses against approved budgets.

• Capture key takeaways from events and follow up on action items.

Communications

• Support in the preparation of internal communication as requested by Regional Vice President and Regional Management Team

• Maintain regional knowledge management systems, in particular to establish procedure and routines to assure consistent and regular usage of shared regional Box folders.

• Keep up to date the RescueNet Great Lake and filled with useful information.

Management Support

• Connect and coordinate with regional management team and extend support in day-to-day work.

• Identify gaps and manage systems/ process improvement to enhance the efficiency of regional inter-departmental work.

• Under the direction of the Regional Vice President, assist with other departmental needs and specific projects

Key Working Relationships:

Position Reports to: Regional Vice President

Position directly supervises: N/A Other Internal and/or external contacts:

• Internal:

- Great Lakes Regional Vice President and all Regional Functional Directors and Technical Advisors

- Country Programs Teams: Country Directors and Senior Management Teams

- Contact with relevant HQ & Global Staff

- IHUB Administration Team

• External:

INGO Counterparts, Donors, Governmental & official entities.

Job Requirements:

Education: Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or any related field.

Work Experience: 4 to 5 years of experience in a similar role, preferably working in INGO environment.

Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:

• Good understanding of operations, including operational challenges faced in the countries.

• Strong communication and interpersonal skills: demonstrated ability to work effectively across and within a large, complex non-profit organization, both laterally and vertically, and diplomatically communicate with a variety of people in a multi-cultural environment.

• Excellent organizational skills: the ability to work independently in a fast-paced, detail-oriented environment and efficiently organize the workflow of a fast-paced team.

• Proven attention to details: the ability to track and process multiple details simultaneously and accurately.

• Strong visual skills: the ability to assist with preparation of charts and graphs in Excel and PowerPoint.

• Flexible work attitude: the ability to work productively in a team environment and independently.

• Trustworthy with an ability in maintaining confidential information.

• Solid writing and editing skills: the ability to draft and edit professional documents and correspondence in English and French.

• Strong computer skills: ability to work effectively and accurately with MS Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and to adapt to new applications.

Language Skills: French and English language proficiency is a must. Knowledge of other regional languages is an added advantage.

Working Environment: The position is based in Kenya with standard office work environment. Hybrid/flexible working is possible.

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

Diversity, Inclusion and Gender Equality: IRC acknowledges and honors the fundamental value and dignity of all individuals. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and consider all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital status, veteran status or disability any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

•IRC particularly welcomes applications from refugees, diaspora or those with lived experience from the region. IRC is also 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.

• 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.

• CVs to be submitted in English or French.

How to apply

https://rescue.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/1/home/requisition/37705?c=rescue

 

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Strategic Communication and Advocacy Manager Job Vacancy in Nairobi, Kenya

DAI-Policy LINK

Position Title: Strategic Communication and Advocacy Manager

About Policy LINK

The USAID Feed the Future Policy LINK program strengthens the capacity of local actors and institutions to lead and manage the agricultural transformation process and contribute effectively and collectively to improved, broad-based food security policy outcomes.

Specifically, the program aims to strengthen food security policy systems by investing in and reinforcing productive human and social capital and developing strategic partnerships that help bring these innovations and capacity investments to scale to achieve a critical mass of local actors with the ability and opportunity to effect positive policy change through collective action.
Policy LINK’s general approach is grounded in facilitative leadership and collaborative governance, which emphasize engaging stakeholders from civil society and the public and private sectors in consensus-oriented decision-making, collaborative problem-solving, and adaptive learning.

The Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) is one important policy initiative supported by Policy LINK, with support from the USAID Bureau for Resilience and Food Security (RFS). The CAADP framework guides continental efforts to achieve agricultural transformation, wealth creation, food and nutrition security, economic growth, and prosperity. Policy LINK provides technical, facilitation, coordination, and logistical support to CAADP, including supporting the Biennial Review (BR) process, CAADP Partnership Platform (PP) and Malabo Policy Learning Event (MAPLE), inclusive stakeholder engagement processes, and business plan implementation support. Policy LINK will expand this support to include facilitating African Union (AU) stakeholders’ efforts to define the post-Malabo agenda and offer other support based on the need, interest, and responsiveness of the AU and the availability of resources.

Position Objectives

This position will support communication, learning, and advocacy for Policy LINK’s CAADP work. The Manager will provide thought leadership and bring innovative thinking in communication to support technical design, implementation, and reporting of CAADP-related activities. S/he will design and implement communication and advocacy activities as well as support stakeholder engagements, outreach, and learning activities to promote the CAADP agenda and related Policy LINK project objectives.

As part of Policy LINK’s global communications community of practice, the Manager will reinforce a unified brand for the program, operationalizing specific global principles and approaches to ensure consistency across the project, liaising with communications colleagues in other parts of the world to share best practice and ensure compliance with the program’s USAID-approved branding and marking plan, and participating in Policy LINK global communication meetings. S/he will interface with the global communications director to ensure CAADP communication efforts and products are compliant with the global program’s overall messaging and USAID guidelines.

The objectives of this position are to:

  • Ensure that communication is a key component of CAADP, used strategically for effective outcome and impact and to enhance capacity and outreach; stimulate learning and action; and emphasize the creation and sustainable use of dissemination, networking and learning processes, tools, and products driven by the AU and its partners.
  • Develop strategies to ensure that CAADP activities are inclusive and fully promoted among key audiences, using communication to sensitize, mobilize, and engage diverse CAADP constituencies to support and implement CAADP activities.
  • Develop strategies to successfully deliver communication and advocacy functions and outcomes for the CAADP process and strengthen advocacy by key stakeholder groups.
  • Support effective documentation of CAADP processes, activities, and lessons, working closely with teams to compile, manage, and share relevant CAADP and project resources and reports to support overall learning and reporting.
  • Contribute to and support Policy LINK’s overall communication needs, including communication with USAID and key partners.

The Strategic Communication and Advocacy Manager will help to position communication efforts as a core part of CAADP implementation. The manager will support African Union Department for Agriculture, Rural Development, Blue Economy and Sustainable Environment (AU-DARBE) and New Partnership for Africa’s Development (AUC-NEPAD) and CAADP partners to develop a communication and advocacy strategy and support its implementation. The manager will also work with individual Policy LINK activity teams to ensure that communications is used strategically for greater outreach and impact, and to create sustainable stakeholder-driven mechanisms and platforms for engagement, networking, and learning. This includes playing a critical role in enhancing engagement and inclusivity of certain CAADP constituencies (e.g., youth, women, non-state actors), building strong coalitions and synergy within these groups to enhance their inclusivity, active representation, and voice in CAADP processes and decision-making at country level.

In addition, the manager will work closely with the Policy LINK team to undertake and support internal and external project-wide communication, advocacy, and learning activities to achieve overall Policy LINK objectives. This will include supporting the design and implementation of project communication, knowledge management and learning plan, integration of communication strategies and tools in buy-in activities, supporting activity teams to develop communication tools and products, stakeholder engagement, and project reporting.

S/he will continually reinforce Policy LINK’s core purpose and principles and ensure all decision-making is rooted in the purpose and principles. S/he will contribute to a communication and learning environment in which personal and team growth is supported, with a shared understanding that the “team” always comes before the “individual.”

Detailed Roles and Responsibilities

The Strategic Communications and Advocacy Manager will manage all aspects of communication, knowledge management, learning, and advocacy, to support the implementation of CAADP, and to contribute to Policy LINK communication needs, with the support of the CAADP Program Lead, East Africa Regional Director, and Strategic Communications Director.
The communications manager will:

Support AU to develop and implement communication strategy for CAADP. The manager will provide proactive communication support to make communication a substantive CAADP activity that enhances outreach, advocacy, learning, and behavior change.

Specific tasks include:

  • Support AU to develop communication strategy to meet the objectives of CAADP.
  • Technical input and guidance on matters relating to communication and advocacy and build capacity of AU CAADP team to execute communication strategy and to develop tools and products to promote CAADP agenda.
  • Develop strong relationship with AU CAADP team, strategic partners, CAADP technical teams, working groups, coalitions, and platforms for effective planning, co-creation, coordination, and execution of CAADP activities.
  • Support AU to develop appropriate communication tools and products to facilitate dissemination and outreach, awareness, dialogue, learning and commitment as well as adoption and scale across CAADP constituencies and platforms. This includes supporting the use of CAADP reports and documents (i.e., the CAADP Framework, Business Plan, and Biennial Review [BR] reports) among key CAADP constituencies and through events and platforms; and supporting AU’s initiatives to mobilize, engage, and educate decision makers at continental, regional, and national levels.
  • Support engagement and advocacy work of specific CAADP groups through i) development and implementation of strategies to enhance groups’ engagement and influence in CAADP processes and events and ii) development and use of strategic advocacy channels and tools to achieve relevant advocacy outcomes for CAADP. This will include facilitating groups of youth, women, parliamentarians, media, and private sector representatives, and civil society actors to strengthen structures and processes to continue to engage in, coordinate, lead, or collaboratively undertake CAADP activities.
  • Lead, envision, and execute specific Policy LINK activities that are linked to CAADP but which are not directly implemented by AU.

Provide communication support and services to planned CAADP events, processes, and platforms. This area focuses on providing communication support to Policy LINK-facilitated CAADP meetings (virtual and in person), workshops, training, Technical Working Groups (TWGs), and other platforms, including:

  • Supporting design and content development of tools and products as well as documentation and reporting (e.g., working with the global communications team to prepare and share highlights, slide decks, policy briefs, press releases, and reports, including materials generated for Policy LINK through contractors).
  • Coordinating communication activities between AU CAADP, Policy LINK, and key CAADP partners for the planned CAADP activities and events.
  • Developing promotional materials to pitch the planned events to media and to ensure they are appropriately disseminated through available channels to grow participation and engagement in CAADP. This includes content to sustain and maintain an active and vibrant online presence through existing Policy LINK social media and website channels.

Support Policy LINK communication needs, including communication with USAID RFS, Bilateral Missions, and other external parties. This may involve but not be limited to:

  • Supporting project-wide Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) and reporting activities to capture, evaluate, produce and disseminate learning, research, and results to targeted audiences, ensuring strong technical content, clear messaging, and presentation. This includes CAADP reports, stories for the Policy LINK website, activity reports, and project reports to USAID.
  • Working closely with Policy LINK MEL team, the manager will promote the use of (internal and external) knowledge management platforms, tools, products, and approaches in CAADP processes, and where applicable provide inputs to strengthen project-wide knowledge management initiatives, ensuring these platforms are updated and populated with key learning materials.
  • Support the development and implementation of the Policy LINK learning agenda to ensure that learning and knowledge products are designed for and disseminated to key project audiences.

Carry out any other relevant duties as may be required, as part of Policy LINK’s communications team, including communication support to Policy LINK’s Kenya Program.

Reporting

The Strategic Communications and Advocacy Manager will report to the CAADP Program Lead with dotted line to the Strategic Communications Director.

Supervisory Responsibilities

S/he may supervise specific deliverables of specialized communications vendors, including for videography, data visualization, photography, event production, graphic design, and technical report writing.

Qualifications

Master's degree or equivalent experience in communications, international relations, public relations, policy, or related field.

Experience

  • Minimum seven years of experience in a high-profile communications role, including designing communication, press and marketing strategies, oversight and design of strategic communication activities, and multi-media and multi-stakeholder platforms.
  • Significant experience in project management, policy change, and advocacy (at national, regional and continental levels), preferably with a focus on agriculture, trade, or economic development.
  • An understanding of CAADP and national, regional, or continental policy processes is preferred but not a must.
  • Strong stakeholder management skills with demonstrated experience in working with diverse stakeholders and senior leadership at institutional, national, and continental level.
  • Excellent oral, written, design, and interpersonal communications skills, with demonstrated ability to write high quality reports and briefs.
  • Experience using different communication tools and channels for advocacy and to create awareness, enhance stakeholder participation and commitment, and build greater impact.
  • Experience working with USAID-funded projects will be an added advantage.

Skills

  • Highly organized with ability to prioritize tasks and manage tasks efficiently to achieve deliverables within a planned time.
  • Ability to work well in diverse teams, lead activity teams, and support the work of others to achieve results. Self-motivated and flexible, with a problem-solving attitude and ability to work in a fast-paced and highly evolving environment with shifting priorities and occasional heavy workloads.

How to apply

Please submit applications electronically via this website:

Applications will be considered in the order received until February 13, 2023. Please apply through this link https://fs23.formsite.com/OLJTgx/bnx1ks1roz/index.html

  • Attach a copy of a recent writing sample.
  • Candidates will be required to answer certain qualifying questions before uploading their CVs and cover letters to the application form for consideration.
  • Only candidates who are shortlisted for interviews will be contacted. No email inquiries please.
  • Candidates with rights to work in countries where DAI Policy LINK has offices in Africa (Ethiopia, Ghana, and Kenya) are encouraged to apply.

 

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Visitor and Trips Services Coordinator Job Vacancy in Kenya

US Agency for International Development

Position Title: Resident Hire U.S. Personal Services Contractor (U.S. PSC) Visitor and Trips Services Coordinator

GENERAL INFORMATION

  1. SOLICITATION NO.: Mission Notice 23-08
  2. ISSUANCE DATE: January 31, 2023
  3. CLOSING DATE AND TIME FOR RECEIPT OF OFFERS: February 14, 2023, (16:30 hours Nairobi time)
  4. POINT OF CONTACT: Executive Office/Human Resources, Patrick Bii < pbii@usaid.gov> and Noel Sikasa nsikasa@usaid.gov
  5. POSITION TITLE: Resident Hire U.S PSC Visitor and Trips Services Coordinator,GS-12
  6. MARKET VALUE: $71,099 to $92,429 annually equivalent to GS-12. Final compensation will be negotiated within the listed market value. As a resident hire position, it does not include offshore benefits such as housing, post differential, relocation benefit and post allowance.
  7. PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: One (1) year base period, with three one-year options subject to funding availability and satisfactory performance or better.
  8. PLACE OF PERFORMANCE: Nairobi, Kenya. Overseas U.S PSCs may be authorized to telework or remote work only from a location within Kenya, in accordance with the Mission policy. Telework or remote work from outside Kenya may only be authorized in certain situations in accordance with the terms and conditions of the contract.
  9. ELIGIBLE OFFERORS: Open to U.S. Nationals (U.S Citizens and/or U.S Resident Aliens[1]) residing in Kenya. Citizenship, if dual, must be clearly stated. This is a resident-hire position and therefore all offerors must be residing in Kenya.
  10. SECURITY LEVEL REQUIRED: Facilities Access
  11. STATEMENT OF DUTIES/POSITION DESCRIPTION

Introduction

USAID/KEA is seeking an American citizen or permanent resident who resides in Nairobi to serve as a Visitor Services Coordinator. The position will support the Front Office in managing high level and strategic visits in the country that entail significant planning logistics and often multiple last minute visitor changes. The incumbent is expected to work an average of 40 hours per week, with a need for flexibility, overtime and which may include weekend hours. The incumbent shall report directly to the Supervisory DAS (Strategic Partnerships), FSN 13.

Major Roles and Responsibilities

The contractor shall serve as the point person and main coordinator for delegations and visitors at post, including USAID/Washington senior leadership delegations, Staff Delegations (STAFFDELs), Congressional Member Delegations (CODELs), and other VIPs.

Duties include the following:

As the Mission’s Control Officer for senior-level visits, will serve as the main point-of-contact for all aspects of the high-level visit planning and execution including but not limited to;

  • Create and maintain the detailed visit schedule and itinerary.
  • Coordinate with the technical offices and EXO in planning logistics and selection of sites
  • Oversee a Deputy Control Officer. Will assign and oversee one Site Officer for each element or portion of the visit. Will engage with technical offices to design tailored trip itineraries.
  • Convene and lead periodic pre-arrival (“countdown”) meetings.
  • Serve as the Mission’s primary point of contact with the delegation’s advance team, travel team, and/or other logistical and budgetary elements.
  • Coordinate with SEC/Washington, the Regional Security Office (RSO) and others as appropriate, on proposed itinerary locations and to ensure that travelers’ security clearances are transferred in a timely manner.
  • Coordinate with the delegation and the Mission Executive Office (EXO) to ensure that E-Country Clearances (eCCs) are received and approved in a timely manner.
  • Serve as the primary point of contact with all relevant support functions (e.g., Motor pool, Regional Security Office (RSO), Travel office, Procurement office, etc.).
  • Coordinate with Mission Management, General Services Office (GSO), RSO, USAID Information Technology, and others, as appropriate, to ensure that US Embassy compound access requests, lodging reservations, OpenNet account requests, AIDNet account requests, and airport expediter arrangements, are completed in a timely manner.
  • Draft any Diplomatic Notes or letters to National and County government officials.
  • Coordinate closely with USAID Development. Outreach and Coordination (DOC) and Embassy Public Affairs on all planning and materials related to press engagements and social media.
  • Serve as the interface between the Mission’s and Embassy’s Financial Management Offices and the delegation, ensuring clear tracking of costs and financial responsibilities.
  • Have overall responsibility for the drafting, editing, and tracking clearances of briefing checklists (BCLs) for events/site visits.
  • Hold primary responsibility for developing and maintaining trackers and other tools used to monitor trip deliverables and thank you notes.
  • Conduct countdown meetings to provide updates and status checks and address arising issues.
  • Conduct advance visits as necessary.
  • Travel in-country with the visitor or delegation as part of each movement to coordinate with site officers, direct itineraries, trouble-shoot changes, manage accompanying staff and press, and other tasks.
  • Coordinate with DOC to ensure appropriate gifts are prepared.
  • Have overall responsibility for coordinating the drafting, editing, and tracking clearances of post-visit cables/reports/summaries.
  • Develop and maintain templates, forms, contacts, and systems to ensure consistency and efficiency in the management of all visits.
  • Streamline planning by developing and maintaining a roster of appropriate sites to highlight the Mission’s programming, priorities, and accomplishments, and of appropriate venues for luncheons, meetings, conferences, etc.
  • Initiate Post Action Visits: possible post-visit cable; consult with DOC team on post-visit messaging; initiate any thank you notes; consult with Office of Financial Management (OFM) on reconciling expense against fund cites if needed; coordinate the return of all security badges, cell phones, satellite phones, radios, or other equipment; evaluate overall performance and identify areas of improvement, schedule after action meetings with mission personnel involved with the visit, and solicit feedback from the delegation POC in Washington.

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS

The incumbent must meet the following requirements in education and professional experience:

Education: Associate Degree (2 years of college) is required. College degree and further education desired.

Relevant Work Experience & Knowledge: Two years of experience is required handling logistics and management/administrative issues in a large organization. General understanding of administrative/management procedures, logistics, and protocol is required. Prior experience managing high level U.S. government delegations and coordinating across various USG interagency stakeholders strongly desired.

Abilities & Skills: Must be flexible and able to multitask, as duties will frequently require meeting incoming personnel and responding to urgent work-related situations outside normal work hours. Must possess strong interpersonal skills and be able to build effective working relationships in a dynamic multi-agency working environment. Professionalism, attention to detail and an ability to successfully interface with senior-level dignitaries and a wide range of personality types are essential. Well-developed customer-service, proactivity, and organizational practices are critical.

Demonstrated proficiency in the operation of computers and software programs, such as Google Suite (Calendar, Gmail, Drive, Docs, Forms, Sheets), Microsoft Package (Access, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook) and other databases is required. Knowledge of CRM such as Salesforce desired.

Language Proficiency: Level IV English ability (both written and oral) is required.

EVALUATION AND SELECTION FACTORS

The Government may award a contract without discussions with offerors in accordance with FAR 52.215-1. The CO reserves the right at any point in the evaluation process to establish a competitive range of offerors with whom negotiations will be conducted pursuant to FAR 15.306(c). In accordance with FAR 52.215-1, if the CO determines that the number of offers that would otherwise be in the competitive range exceeds the number at which an efficient competition can be conducted, the CO may limit the number of offerors in the competitive range to the greatest number that will permit an efficient competition among the most highly rated offers. FAR provisions of this solicitation are available at https://www.acquisition.gov/browse/index/far.

Interview (50 points)

Prior Work Experience & Knowledge (25 points)

Abilities & Skills (25 points)

Satisfactory Professional Reference Checks – Pass/Fail (no points assigned)

Total Possible Points: 100

[1] U.S. resident alien means a non-U.S. citizen lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the United States.

How to apply

Interested applicants are required to submit the following:

  1. Offerform AID 309-2, “Offeror Information for Personal Services Contracts with individuals,” available at https://www.usaid.gov/forms/aid-309-2
  2. An up-to-date curriculum vitae (CV) or resume (no more than five pages), cover letter explaining your qualifications for the position, copies of all relevant certificates and include three (3) referees, who are not family members or relatives, with working telephone and e-mail contacts.

Applications must be submitted electronically via email to nairobipscjobs@usaid.gov by the closing date and time indicated above.

To ensure consideration of offers for the intended position, Offerors must prominently reference the Solicitation number in the offer submission/cover letter.

 


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Multimedia Producer Job Vacancy in Kenya

FilmAid International

Position Title: Multimedia Producer

About FilmAid Kenya:

FilmAid Kenya is a development and humanitarian communications organization that has been working in the Kenya Refugee Operation for over 20 years. FilmAid Kenya harnesses the power and influence of film & other multimedia to combat critical social issues. FilmAid Kenya fosters the well-being of displaced and vulnerable populations by building stronger, healthier, and more informed communities.

About the Role:

Create and oversee the production of multimedia content from short films (documentaries, docudramas, and drama series) to animations, child-friendly productions, print, and promotional materials. The role also includes working directly with refugee students and alumni from the FilmAid Kenya (FAK) training program to ensure a continuation in capacity building and on-job training and ensure context-appropriate multimedia content productions are realized.

Expected Deliverables:

  • All phases of the video/film production: scripting, directing, filming, editing, and translating/dubbing into different languages
  • Produce multimedia content on various areas on protection, education, health and nutrition, and child protection, and other areas of need
  • Lead engagement with refugee communities, development partners, NGO staff, and other relevant stakeholders in discussing some of the pertinent issues affecting the communities that FAK serves
  • Conceptualize ideas and assemble media assets into high-quality content that supports our various media content production objectives
  • Review baseline information on Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices (KAP) on various issues affecting the communities that FAK serves
  • Identify, contract, and act as supervising producer for alumni groups to produce multimedia content

Specific tasks:

Message Development

  • Coordinate the process of collecting feedback and adapt information gathered from the desk reviews, inter-agency consultations, feedback from meetings with the messaging committee, focus group discussions, and other review data into a messaging framework (film structure) in consultation with the community and other partners
  • Act as a focal point in the development and approval of scripts for film projects
  • Work with the Advisory/Messaging committees in message development, script pre-test, and approval of final media content to ensure responsive and context-appropriate content
  • Prepare and present for review a mixed thread of multiple storylines. The storylines should respond to the messaging framework and be the basis for subsequent scripting
  • Draft film treatment for film projects to be undertaken by FilmAid Kenya
  • Prepare an accompanying interview raft for identified interviewees
  • Edit and/or work closely with the editor to ensure the final product is responsive to the messaging framework

Production

  • Recruit and supervise a production crew to help manage the production process for various projects
  • Lead in pre-production all the way to post-production by developing film treatments and scripts prior to film production. Together with relevant project staff, audition, and select actors, interviewees, and locations
  • Work with the FilmAid Kenya team, Alumni, and consultants to select actors; identify shooting locations and direct music performances for film projects to be undertaken by FAK
  • Coordinate and guide actors during rehearsals for film projects and assist the production team in the production of the films
  • Coordinate the recording of the soundtrack for the films. The music soundtrack will be generated from community groups
  • Conduct post-production tasks ranging from logging and transcribing to syncing, converting, and exporting
  • Work with the communications team and other arms of FAK to create promotional materials, conference materials, etc., including photo research and archiving
  • Edit films, documentaries, and promos. Edit fast turnaround multimedia clips and social media videos
  • Help develop new ways to present and distribute videos online and via social media for maximum impact
  • Film interviews, events, and stories when requested and should be able to conduct interviews with insight and sensitivity and film hand-held observational scenes with confidence and discretion
  • Create rough and final cuts. Work with and manipulate raw camera footage, insert music, sound effects, dialogues, graphics, special effects, and color grading
  • Work with the production team to create an organized archive and backup system following FAK’s procedure. Including making sure that data has been downloaded and backed up
  • Translate the completed and approved English video into local languages through voice over dubbing
  • Other duties as assigned

Essential Skills and Experience

  • Extensive and proven professional production experience, including shooting/editing credits for an established independent production company or broadcaster, with a clip reel or work samples (clearly indicating your role)
  • A good sense of design composition, type layout, animation, and pacing
  • Candidates should combine documentary and observational filmmaking experience with a strong journalistic sensibility and great skill with editing.
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work in at least one language apart from English and Kiswahili
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Cloud programs (Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro, After Effects, Adobe CC.)
  • Experience in producing content in collaboration with children, adolescence, and the youth required
  • Able to meet deadlines, work well under pressure, and a team player
  • Extensive working knowledge of sophisticated editing software and a strong understanding of graphic design, color correction, and sound mixing
  • Highly collaborative and creative with experience finding stories and characters
  • Script and/​or voice-over writing
  • Self-starter, able to work individually and in teams with limited supervision
  • Highly organized, able to keep track of many projects simultaneously
  • Experience working in fields of human rights, development, climate, is an advantage
  • Experience with social media to share, disseminate and grow a brand
  • Experience in archive and picture research

How to apply

How to apply:

Interested and qualified persons with the required experience are invited to submit their applications with Cover Letter, CV, and 3 references to jobskenya@filmaid.org on or before 7th February 2023 and clearly indicate on the subject line ‘Multimedia Producer’.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

FilmAid Kenya is an equal opportunity employer.

 


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