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  • Posted: Dec 18, 2020
    Deadline: Dec 31, 2020
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  • We are an international humanitarian organisation dedicated to tackling poverty and suffering in the world’s poorest countries. Concern Worldwide began working in Kenya in May 2002 with the development of an urban programme in Nairobi. Our work expanded into a multi-sectoral programme focusing on urban and rural livelihoods, primary education, HIV and ...
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    Officer, Livelihoods – ASAL Tana River

    Reports to: Direct: Manager- Health and Nutrition, Tana River

    Direct Reports: None

    Job Location: Hola, Galole Sub County with frequent travels to both Tana North and Garsen sub Counties of Tana River County

    Contract Details

    One (1) Year Fixed Term Renewable Contract Subject to Performance and Availability of Funds

    Starting Salary of the Pay Grade 5

    Group Pension

    Group Medical Cover (Principal & 3 Dependants)

    Group Life Assurance Cover

    WIBA Plus/Personal Accident Cover

    Job Summary

    To provide technical leadership in the implementation of the Tana River Livelihoods and Agri-nutrition project with a focus on agricultural production using Climate Smart Agriculture practices.

    Main Duties & Responsibilities

    • Provide technical leadership in agricultural production practices in Tana River County for Concern Worldwide projects.
    • Train and mentor community level agricultural resource persons
    • In close consultation with both direct and technical managers, implement of the Tana River livelihoods program activities in the approved quarterly costed work plans
    • Document case studies, success stories and brief activity reports on a monthly basis for all activities implemented
    • Establish a working relationship with the Tana River County Government Departments of Agriculture, Lands, Livestock and Fisheries; Health, Water and Sanitation and engage them in the day to day implementation of activities
    • Advice the line manager on necessary changes as observed on the ground in order to improve implementation of planned interventions
    • Network with like-minded partners at sub-county level in order to optimize programme delivery
    • Represent Concern Worldwide at Sub County level coordination and technical forums in: Citizen participation linked to areas of interest of livelihoods, Crop production forums, livestock production forums, natural resource management forums and others as will be specified by the line manager and/or the Senior Manager Livelihoods
    • Foster linkages between target communities and community groups with the relevant government departments and the private sectors as appropriate and as will be defined in the annual work plan. This will entail mapping out and identifying the relevant government departments and private sectors that will be appropriate at sub County and ward level.

    Responding To Emergencies

    • Participate and contribute as necessary towards Concern’s Emergency response as and when necessary
    • Comply with Concern’s health, safety and security guidelines during emergencies

    Concern Code of Conduct and Associated Policies

    • To adhere to the standards of conduct outlined in the Programme Participant Protection Policy and Concern Code of Conduct.
    • To support and promote the standards outlined in the Programme Participant Protection Policy and Concern Code of Conduct to their team, partner organisations and beneficiaries, and be committed to providing a safe working environment.
    • To contribute to the establishment of preventive measures to reduce the potential for abuse in Concern programme (as per P4 section 6).

    Qualifications, Skills And Experience

    • A Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture or Agricultural production related field
    • At least two (2) years’ experience in a role involving technical extension service provision for agricultural production including irrigation agriculture
    • Must have a working knowledge of Project Cycle Management and Climate Smart Agriculture
    • Candidates with working knowledge of Community Managed Disaster Risk Reduction, Natural Resource Management, Agro-Pastoral Field Schools, Making Markets work for the Poor and Value Chains Development will be considered as an additional advantage.
    • Fluency in spoken and written language in English, Swahili. Knowledge of at least one of the local languages spoken in Tana River County is an added advantage
    • Strong written and oral communication skills
    • Good computing and report writing skills
    • Be able to work independently, as well as in a team
    • Strong leadership and management skills
    • Be willing to accept responsibility and to show good judgment, initiative, and resourcefulness.

    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 organisations, and the standards of behavior 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 job with Concern Worldwide will be expected to sign the Concern Staff Code of Conduct and Associated Policies as an appendix to their contract of employment. 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.

    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: www.concern.net

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    Officer Monitoring & Evaluation Tana River

    Job Location: Hola town with frequent travel up to 70% to project sites within Tana River Sub Counties of Tana Delta, Galole and Tana North

    Reports to: Manager Health and Nutrition Tana River

    Technical Manager – Snr Officer - Surveys and Surveillance

    Contract Details

    One (1) Year Fixed Term Renewable Contract Subject to Performance and Availability of Funds

    Starting Salary of the Pay Grade Grade 5

    Group Pension

    Group Medical Cover (Principal & 3 Dependants)

    Group Life Assurance Cover

    WIBA Plus/Personal Accident Cover

    Job Summary

    The Officer Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E), Tana River will take overall responsibility of the coordination, implementation and review of the M&E needs of the Tana River County Programme. This includes but not limited to: supporting respective programmes undertake regular monitoring, periodic evaluation, leadership in research, documenting learning and completing the programme toolkit in line with the requirements of the country office M&E framework. In addition, the M&E officer will be lead researcher in administering, analysing and reporting on the Zurich Flood Resilience Measurement Tool under the Zurich project in 13 villages of Tana Delta sub County.

    Main Duties & Responsibilities

    Direct Provision of M&E related Technical Support
     

    • Participate in all M&E trainings required for M&E officer for the delivery of the M&E needs of the Tana River County Programme
    • Training of programme staff, enumerators and any government officials engaged in the application of the Zurich Flood Resilience Measurement tool
    • Develop in line with provided templates monthly, quarterly and annual reports based on the Zurich Flood Resilience Measurement tool
    • In close collaboration with the line and technical managers, lead in the development of key findings and lessons learnt from the administration of the Zurich Flood Resilience Measurement tool
    • Develop, adapt and roll out M&E related tools and technological innovations for collecting, collating, analysing data and report generation with an aim of improving the Tana River County Programme.
    • Generate project information and dash boards for tracking and depicting progress on Tana River County programme implantation and learning.
    • Provide technical leadership to the Tana River County Programme in the development of specific project M&E plans, programme toolkits and indicator tracking matrices in line with specific M&E requirements of existing and new projects in the County.
    • Participate in the development and review of the Tana River County Programme costed work plan in addition to leading in tracking of monthly and quarterly progress made on the costed work plan.
    • Lead in the determination and development of Tana River County M&E capacity development needs amongst programme staff and any technical support towards the delivery of the core responsibilities of the M&E officer.
    • Develop the overall framework, for program M&E, quarterly review, impact assessment, final evaluation, develop project Performance Monitoring Plan with relevant data collection systems.

    Oversight and Quality Assurance

    • Support the line manager in facilitating the Tana River County Programme monthly and quarterly programme review meetings
    • Support the line manager in ensuring the progress against costed work plan and programme toolkit commitments are shared during the monthly and quarterly programme review meetings
    • Plan and conduct regular field monitoring visits and provide written feedback to relevant projects on performance based on monitoring data findings.
    • Support the line manager in the development of templates and guidance to document best practices including case studies across all projects in Tana River. The responsibility of drafting the documents rests with the programme staff while the M&E officer reviews and helps refine shared documents.

    Capacity Building, Collaboration and Learning

    • Develop, manage and regularly update a repository of all Tana River County projects reports, surveys, etc
    • During emergencies, support emergency response activities through taking leadership in needs assessment either through primary or secondary data collection and participating in data validation forums within Tana River County.
    • Any other tasks as delegated by the line manager

    Concern Code of Conduct and Associated Policies

    • Adhere to the standards of conduct outlined in the Concern Code of Conduct and Associated Policies.

    Qualifications, Skills And Experience

    •  Bachelors degree in Statistics, Monitoring and Evaluation. Candidates with an advanced certificate in statistics from a recognized institution will have added advantage.
    • Ability to use at an advanced level statistical software (ENA for SMART, SPSS and STATA) is required
    • Proven competency in ethical principles of research, statistical analysis and complex survey design and analysis is required
    • Proficiency in coding data collection tools using software such as ODK, Kobo Collect etc. required
    • At least two (2) years’ experience as an M&E officer and/or statistician required.
    • Experience in surveys, surveillance, qualitative data collection and advanced analysis highly desired.
    • Excellent report writing, communication, interpersonal, ToT, networking and coordination skills
    • Proficient in the use of computer applications
    • Fluent in both spoken and written English and Kiswahili.

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    Junior Officer - Finance & Administration

    Reports to: Finance & Administration Officer

    Direct Reports: Office Cleaner

    Contract Details

    One (1) Year Fixed Term Renewable Contract Subject to Performance and Availability of Funds

    Starting Salary of the Pay Grade 4

    Group Pension

    Group Medical Cover (Principal & 3 Dependants)

    Group Life Assurance Cover

    WIBA Plus/Personal Accident Cover

    Finance

    Main Duties & Responsibilities:

    • Assist in reviewing all finance documents and ensuring adherence to finance policy & procedures before making payment
    • Issuing of cash in line with Concern’s financial procedures & policies including ensuring the cashbox is stored securely during cash hours
    • Conducting daily and weekly cash counts, reconciling cash balances to cashbook balances and reporting any discrepancy
    • Preparing the float aging analysis report for review by Line Manager
    • Posting all cash and mpesa transactions on a daily basis
    • Properly labelling and filing all cash and mpesa documents and files

    Administration And Basic IT User Support

    • Monitoring all stationery & office supplies and utilities to ensure timely & adequate supply & proper utilisation
    • Organising for and supervising housekeeping services - garbage collection, pest and rodent control and office cleaning to ensure a clean, health, safe and professional working environment**
    • Working closely with the ICT to provide basic IT user support e.g. connecting staff to the internet, printers, copiers, shared folder etc.
    • Working closely with ICT to maintain an updated asset and inventory register for Marsabit County and be responsible for the issuance and recovery of Concern assets and inventory in Marsabit

    Stores and Distribution

    • Releasing, issuing and receiving goods from and to the stores
    • Verify all stock moving in and out of the stock to ensure that they are in good condition and quantities
    • Ensuring appropriate forms are used, and authorization provided, for all stock movements
    • Organising dispatch, loading and offloading of deliveries
    • Ensuring proper and safe handling of stock
    • Limiting access to the store and ensure that it is locked when unattended
    • Ensuring the store is clean, neat and orderly at all times
    • Ensure that materials are stacked safely with no risk of injury or damage and in such a way as to ensure ease of access
    • Recording and reporting any stock damages, discrepancies or shortages
    • Maintaining accurate and complete store records in line with Concern's policy & procedures

    Responding To Emergencies

    • Participating and contributing as necessary towards Concern’s emergency response as and when necessary
    • Complying with Concern’s health, safety and security guidelines during emergencies

    Concern Code Of Conduct And Associated Policies

    • Adhering to the standards of conduct outlined in the Concern Code of Conduct & Associated Policies
    • To support and promote the standards outlined in the Programme Participant Protection Policy and Concern Code of Conduct

    Qualifications, Skills And Experience

    A Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business or Public Administration or relevant field

    • Professional certification ACCA/CPA - Minimum level II
    • At least one (1) years’ experience in a similar role. Experience in an NGO or CBO is preferred
    • Knowledge of and competency in common finance/accounting and administration, logistics processes and procedures
    • Proficiency in the use of MS Office
    • Excellent communication, interpersonal, planning and organization skills
    • Fluency in English and Kiswahili. Fluency in the local language is preferred.

    A proactive self-starter and achiever

    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 organisations, and the standards of behavior 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 job with Concern Worldwide will be expected to sign the Concern Staff Code of Conduct and Associated Policies as an appendix to their contract of employment. 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.

    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: www.concern.net

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    Officer Monitoring & Evaluation - Marsabit

    Job Location: Marsabit with frequent travel upto 40% to project sites within Marsabit County Manager

    Contract Details

    One (1) Year Fixed Term Renewable Contract Subject to Performance and Availability of Funds

    Starting Salary of the Pay Grade 5

    Group Pension

    Group Medical Cover (Principal & 3 Dependants)

    Group Life Assurance Cover

    WIBA Plus/Personal Accident Cover

    Job Summary

    The Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Officer will be responsible for coordination and implementation of the monitoring and evaluation, research, and learning framework of the Marsabit county program. The Monitoring and Evaluation Officer will provide technical support and guidance in monitoring and evaluating to improve quality programing using the country M&E guideline and program toolkit to both program staff and government departments. The officer will take a role in promoting of key learnings for the improvement of the programmes in Marsabit and for wider learning of the organisation.

    Main Duties & Responsibilities

    Direct Provision of M&E related Technical Support

    • Develop the county program monitoring plan (PMP) of the projects in collaboration with county program manager and sector technical heads.
    • Assist in the development and finalization of the costed work plan and implementation plan project Work Plan and keep it updated in accordance with project activities and timeframes as relevant.
    • Assist in the revision of the program project log frame matrix, particularly in the areas of performance indicators and their measurement.
    • Develop the overall framework, for program M&E, quarterly review, impact assessment, final evaluation, develop project Performance Monitoring Plan with relevant data collection systems. Support project progress reporting, project mid-term review and final evaluation.
    • Review the quality of existing data, the methods of collecting it, and the degree to which it will provide good information for result based management.
    • Validating and verifying core indicators against the different sources of information. Collect data on a regular basis to measure achievement against the performance indicators.
    • Compiling, analysing and reporting data for key programmatic outputs and outcomes indicators.
    • Ensuring timely production of monthly, quarterly and annual donor reports based on agreed performance indicators.
    • With collaborating partners and government department, review their existing approaches and management information systems and agree on any required changes, support and resources.
    • Develop a plan for project-related capacity-building on M&E and for any computer-based support that may be required. Building capacity of the programme teams on Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation (PM&E) in collaboration with technical heads and M&E manger.

    Oversight and Quality Assurance

    • Working with the programme team to coordinate progream review meetings.
    • Conducting regular field monitoring visits and provide feedback to relevant sector lead.
    • Ensure that implementation of field activities adheres to costed work plan.
    • Document/ support documentation of best practices across all sectors in the programme area.
    • Provide feedback to programme teams on projects’ performance based on monitoring data findings.
    • Track and draw the attention of the line and technical managers on implementation progress and any deviation of the Annual Work Plan, Quarterly Costed Work Plan and Programme Toolkit.
    • Monitoring of programme related trainings for quality and adherence to Concern SOPs.
    • Maintain and administer the M&E database; analyse and aggregate findings.

    Capacity Building, Collaboration and Learning

    • Manage and regularly update a repository of all programme reports, surveys, etc. for the field level programme (Marsabit).
    • Support emergency response activities as and where necessary. This includes compiling and tracking of emergency response related data at Marsabit level.
    • Any other tasks as delegated by the line manager
    • Identify lessons learned and develop case studies to capture qualitative outputs of the project. Provide advice to managers on improving project performance using M&E findings.

    Communication

    • Produce reports on M&E findings and prepare presentations based on M&E data as required.
    • Provide the county program manager with management information she/he may require.
    • Check that monitoring data are discussed in appropriate forum and in a timely fashion in terms of implications for future action. If necessary, create such discussions to fill any gap.
    • Perform other duties as may be assigned by the county program manager and M&E

    Concern's Code of Conduct and Associated Policies

    • Adhere to the standards of conduct outlined in the Concern's Code of Conduct and Associated Policies

    Qualifications, Skills And Experience

    • Graduate degree in Statistics, Monitoring and Evaluation, Economics, Social Sciences or Equivalent. Advanced certificate in M&E and statistics preferred.
    • At least two (2) years’ experience in professional experience in the field of M&E.
    • Experience in coordinating and conducting Health and Nutrition surveys and evaluations highly desired.
    • Excellent written and public communication and negotiation skills.
    • Able to use statistical software (ENA for SMART, SPSS and STATA)Proven competency in ethical principles of research, statistical analysis and complex survey design and analysis
    • Excellent report writing, communication, interpersonal, ToT, networking and coordination skills
    • Proficient in the use of computer applications and ODK.

    Fluent in both spoken and written English and Kiswahili

    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 organisations, and the standards of behavior 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 job with Concern Worldwide will be expected to sign the Concern Staff Code of Conduct and Associated Policies as an appendix to their contract of employment. 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.

    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: www.concern.net

    Method of Application

    Interested candidates, who meet the above requirements, should send their CV and Cover Letter Only to [email protected] with the subject of the email e.g  ‘Officer Livelihoods –Tana River’ by 31 st December 2020.

    Each application should include three (3) referees who can validate technical expertise.

    Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview.

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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