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  • Posted: Dec 7, 2021
    Deadline: Dec 12, 2021
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  • World Vision is an international Christian relief, development and advocacy organisation working in almost 100 countries world-wide to create lasting change in the lives of children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice.
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    Communications Officer (Media & Public Engagement)

    Purpose of Position

    Participate in the full scope of strategic communication tasks that provides the organization with the means to increase its visibility and strengthen brand awareness through timely and effective tailored communications to inform, educate and inspire influence, income and impact for child well-being. These include but not limited to the development and roll out of strategic communications, marketing, media engagement, event coverage and social media engagement in the broad agenda for both local and global stakeholders.

    Major Responsibilities

    • Communication and External Engagement - Media, Marketing and Public Engagement (40%)
      • Provide full range support of journalistic, public relations, and marketing techniques, platforms, and products, to inform, increase awareness, and shape the organization’s brand image.
      • Lead in media planning, engagements and timely response to media inquiries and perform media outreach to achieve brand placement in publications and other mass media platforms.
      • Develop, write, edit and produce a broad range of marketing and communications materials such as storytelling, social media, speeches, briefings, articles, and others using expertise and experience to identify the right channels and styles for specific audiences.
      • Contribute messaging that is appropriate for the target media
      • Develop and maintain working relationships with journalists in multiple types of media outlets and maximize opportunities for the organization to be featured in various types of media outputs and ensure effective media relations.
      • Proactively pitch ideas for new content and content updates to the Communications & Marketing Manager and contribute to the maintenance of planning of a content calendar.
      • Support communications and digital marketing in the design and execution of communication campaigns, the growing and maintaining social media platforms and presence across all of World Vision Kenya’s platforms.
      • Contribute in crisis management through media monitoring for potential reputational risks.
      • Assist with the planning and management of VIP visits and events ensuring mainstream and social media output from these events is timely, accurate and engaging.
      • Track analytics and create reports detailing successes and failures of communications content
      • Ensure that all communications and marketing material align with brand standards
    • Networking, Partnerships & Advocacy (25%)
      • Work with the respective technical leads, advocacy and communication staff to ensure timely and tactical proactive and reactive communications through appropriate channels
      • In coordination with advocacy, disaster management and other technical leads, produce strategic content designed to build World Vision Kenya engagement and partnerships to ensure the organization remains nimble and responsive in emerging issues
      • Work closely with advocacy teams in key stakeholder engagement in coordinated advocacy communications including through joint events, statements and other forms of collaboration.
    • Planning and Capacity Building (20%)
      • As media focal point, coach others to create and deliver effective messages as thought leaders to represent World Vision activities to the media, discussing both current events and strategic issues of improved and sustained well-being of vulnerable children in Kenya
      • Under the guidance of the Communications & Marketing Manager, train and position approved media spokespersons to respond to media inquiries and achieve positive coverage for World Vision Kenya
      • Under the guidance of Communications & Marketing Manager provide advice and training to others where needed on communications activity – eg advice on social media, media interviews or other related skills.
      • Support in developing strategic solutions to emerging communications challenges.
    • Learning, Documentation and Quality Assurance (10%)
      • Document success stories/case studies and best practices, and to be shared during learning events.
      • Review project publications and external marketing engagement materials for alignment to WVI quality and brand.
      • Create relationships and connections utilizing various channels for information sharing, learning, influence to help shape and advance the communications agenda
    • Others (5%)
      • Participate in Trans teams and support other initiatives by partners in the spirit of integration
      • Perform any other duties as assigned by supervisor or designee.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Marketing, Journalism or a related discipline.
    • A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in public information, external communications, journalism, international relations,
    • A minimum of three years of experience in leading social media campaigns and analytics with understanding of the best practices of main social media channels including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc writing for the web and day-to-day running of social media accounts (with sensitivity and an understanding of different audiences and subject matter)
    • Experience working in a communications office or for a media outlet in print, radio or television is desirable.
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills, with demonstrated experience in strong editorial skills for traditional media & digital publication and distribution
    • Strong communicator who works well independently and with the team
    • Ability to think strategically and identify ways to improve communication efforts
    • Understanding of communications, public relations and marketing best practices
    • Knowledge of Adobe PhotoShop, InDesign, and Illustrator is an asset
    • Photo/video editing skills are desirable
    • Media Council of Kenya accreditation is preferred.

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    Communications, Advocacy & Engagement Officer - JFA

    Purpose of Position

    The purpose of this position is to provide support to the Joining Forces Alliance for Children in Kenya Secretariat in implementing its Communication and Visibility plan. The position is responsible for Media engagements; ensuring meaningful Child participation in decision making; and generating evidence for Child Protection Advocacy.

    Major Responsibilities

    • Planning and Implementation (25%)
      • Provide technical support in the development of an Annual Communications and Visibility Plan with clear outputs, targets and budget
      • Lead the implementation of the Communications and Visibility plan, through developing monthly work plan with targets
      • Develop and present a monthly report on the progress made on the implementation of the Communications and visibility plan
      • Contribute to the Joining Forces Global learning platforms on Communications and Visibility
      • Develop and implement specific media engagement plan as informed by the objectives and targets in the Communications and Visibility Plan
    • Media Engagements (25%)
      • Establish and Maintain the Media engagement database
      • Prepare Media packs (press statements, position statements, opinion pieces, talking notes, prerecorded clips) and other forms of Media briefs as informed by the key messages and targeted audience
      • Providing communications advice including effectively preparing JFA-Kenya Spokespersons (Country Director and nominate Technical specialists) for meaningful Media engagement
    • Meaningful Child participation in Child Protection Advocacy (25%)
      • Develop an annual Child Participation plan, with specific objectives and targets
      • Ensure the implementation of Child Participation plan
      • Lead documentation of Children voices from various parts of the Country
      • Contribute to the linkages of Children Voices to National, Regional and International Policy dialogue platforms
      • Develop Child friendly feedback packages on children voices and ensure dissemination to children in various parts of the Country.
    • Knowledge Management for Child Protection Advocacy (20%)
      • Prepare evidence briefs through analysis quantitative and qualitative data on various forms of violence against children in Kenya
      • Prepare evidence-based position papers and policy briefs for reference and use for advocacy
      • Provide assistance in the mobilization and meetings with key National level stakeholders as guided by the Power analysis and stakeholder mapping report
    • Others 5%
      • Perform any other duty as may be assigned by supervisor or designee from time to time

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    • Must have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Communication, Social Sciences, Development Studies, Political Science, Public Administration, Law or related discipline from a recognized University.
    • Must have a valid accreditation by the Media Council of Kenya
    • Minimum of 4 years’ practical experience in:
      • Designing, and implementing Communications and Visibility Plans
      • Child Protection Advocacy and facilitating Child participation in Government led decision making process
      • Working with civil society organizations, networks and coalitions
      • Experience in media engagements
      • Experience in photography and video documentation
      • Experience in editing of print, audio and video documentation
      • Experience in graphical design with evidence of utilization of various graphical design software
    • Knowledge in working in donor funded programs
    • Knowledge in crisis management and response
    • High professional ethics and integrity

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    Senior People & Culture Officer - East Africa Regional Office

    PURPOSE OF POSITION

    The Senior People & Culture officer coordinates People & Culture related services to EARO staff and ensures compliance of HR policies and procedures aligned to World Vision International, EARO and National legal standards.

    The position also provides technical advice to staff on various human resources services including HR policies and procedures, compensation, benefits, employee relations, performance management, recruiting, and staff development.

    MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

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    1. P&C policies, procedures and guidelines – 25%
      1. Develop, review and update EARO P&C policies, procedures and guidelines in compliance with the WV International policy standards and local labour laws
      2. Provide technical expertise/ advice to line managers and staff on human resource processes and organizational policies and practices
      3. GC Business Partners contact person, providing technical advice on local laws, policies and procedures.
      4. Manage the contract renewals of medical, Group Personal and Life insurances and pension schemes
    2. P & C Planning & Reporting – 20%
      1. Manage the day to day P & C unit operations in EARO and ensure smooth running efficient delivery of services.
      2. Prepare an annual business plan and budget for the unit and monitor its execution through the P&C Team.
      3. Provide monthly and quarterly progress report to Regional P & C Director based on the progress of the business objectives.
      4. Provide bi-annual, quarterly and annual reports on staff demographics, P & C score cards and workforce planning
    3. Staff welfare & engagement – 15%
      1. Identify and roll-out of staff well-being initiatives including SALTI
      2. In liaison with Finance and Administration department, ensure Occupational Health and Safety (OSHA)guidelines are adhered to
      3. Participate as a member of Occupational Health and Safety Committee.
      4. Coordinate critical incident debriefing for staff that have undergone stress and/or trauma in order to facilitate the management of staff welfare within the organization
      5. Manage International Assignee benefits on matters relating to CIGNA; SOS and other international staff processes
      6. Share results of our voice survey for EARO and execute actions from recommendations made
    4. Recruitment – 10%
      1. In charge of staff recruitment and selection process and ensure that all procedures are completed as per policy and standards including hay grading.
    5. Staff contract management 10%
      1. Ensure staff have up to date contracts maintained in the department including National Directors.
      2. Personnel Action Form Administration for international staff and National Directors
    6. Performance Management 10%
      1. Coordinate performance management cycle for EARO staff; performance objective setting, mid-year reviews, annual reviews and reporting
      2. Calculate and implement merit increase
      3. Follow up performance improvement plan with line managers
      4. Develop and implement Annual learning and development plans updating line managers for their proper follow up.
      5. Provide technical guidance on performance management
      6. Ensure staff adhere to the staff development policy
    7. Compensation and Benefits 5%
      1. Analyze salary and grade levels of national staff and make appropriate recommendations to ensure a competitive market position and champion the roll-out of new benefit schemes
      2. Approve payroll inputs for national and temporary payroll for Finance processing
      3. Review International Assignees payroll and address staff queries on the same
      4. Oversee transition of staff during the exit process and payment of terminal dues
    8. Carry out any other work assigned by the supervisor 5%

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

    Minimum education, training and experience requirements to qualify for the position:

    1. Minimum University degree in Human Resource Management or related course from a recognized University
    2. Excellent computer skills and good understanding and experience in Human Resource Information Systems.
    3. Must be conversant with the local and international labor legislations

    Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

    1. Ability to collaborate with multi-disciplinary teams
    2. Strong analytical and negotiation skills
    3. Strong communications and inter-personal skills
    4. Understanding of business needs and drivers and ability to deliver value added solutions
    5. Ability to network with stakeholders i.e. FKE, IAWG etc

    License, registration, or certification required to perform this position:

    1. Must be a member of a recognized human resources professional body

    Work Environment

    • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 10%of the time.

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    Technical Specialist - Natural Resource Management

    Purpose of Position

    To provide technical support in Sustainable Natural Resource Management (NRM), implementation, capacity building, coordination and monitoring functions of IMARA Program within the program sites. This is towards inspiring a sustainable natural resource management as part of the Kenya ASAL policy and Ending drought emergencies (EDE) framework aimed to support increased resilience of vulnerable communities in the ASAL counties of Kenya. The incumbent will be instrumental in capacity building and coordination of key program stakeholders on IMARA Program efforts aimed at enhancing rangeland management and dry land forest management strengthening tree based value chains and Non Wood Forest products, increased access to and protection of water resources, promote sustainable and renewable energy options plus Disaster Risk Management. S/he will also be responsible for tracking program uptake, especially with respect to program targets, besides documentation, reporting, and performing other M&E functions as regards reaching the target beneficiaries..

    Major Responsibilities

    • Effective Technical Program design, Planning and Implementation (40%)
      • Responsible for the in the implementation of the all activities in the IMARA program with focus on Rangeland/dry land forest management, Water access and protection, DRM and Renewable energy options in partnership with partners within the consortium
      • Work with relevant ministries, departments, private sector, civil society and partners to achieve program objective
      • Provision of technical skills in integrated natural resource management practices across communities and partners in targeted areas
      • Train the partners, selected farmer groups and partners on the various recommended focal areas (Community Based Natural Resource management, Dry land forestry, Climate smart agriculture, Sustainable energy options, soil and water conservation, Disaster Risk management, Advocacy and policy influence etc).
      • Support implementation of water access and protection for enhanced water supply in collaboration with relevant line ministries
      • Mobilization of smallholder farmers into Farmers Marketing groups geared to strengthen tree based value chains market systems enhancing increased production
      • Develop a program capacity building plan of action for partners, CBOs and Community Owned Resource Persons as per context with specific focus on the key objectives.
      • Ensure timely and efficient expenditure at acceptable levels as per donor requirements
      • Actively participate in the collection and collation of views from stakeholders for the development of program plans and budgets
      • Providing strategic leadership and supporting collaborative partnership engagements within the IMARA NRM focus areas across county.
      • Contribute to effective and timely implementation of all levels of interventions and initiatives with communities and partners;
      • Collaborate with Senior Program manager, IMARA MEAL Coordinator, Program Director and the Technical Specialist – Environment and Climate Change to effectively support the program to carry out all measurements – baselines, assessments, designs, monitoring and evaluations in accordance with Consortium guidelines and donor requirements.
      • Support the program technically in relation to your expertise in the event of any disaster and/or crisis response when called upon to do so;
      • Monitor and support the timely and appropriate utilization of budgeted resources for all L&R program interventions as well as ensure effective and timely response plans.
      • Together with key partners conduct on site trainings and strengthening community groups in issues on integrated NRM in respect to climate change
    • Partnership, networking and resource acquisition (35%)
      • Ensures collaborative roles and partnerships with key partners in the leverage county partners including GoK line Ministries at the county and national, Community Based organization, NGO, Learning Research institutions and any relevant authorities
      • Gender and Youth integration in program activities through the implementation strategies.
      • Develop working agreements / MOUs with partners as per need.
      • Coordinate stakeholder / partner forums on IMARA counties strengthening strategic NRM alliances.
      • Coordinate reflection and learning forums for community and partners for purposes of providing forums for experiential learning & reflection.
      • In liaison with Partners, lead/support development of data collection and monitoring tools as required
      • Strengthen advocacy on prioritization and increased resource allocation for NRM related activities by county government and other CSOs.
      • Build capacity on community groups on advocacy to engage service providers and participate in forums to relating to sustainable NRM and related interventions.
    • Quality Assurance, Monitoring, Reporting & Documentation (20%)
      • Participate/Support program assessments, planning, implementation, monitoring & evaluation, documentation and dissemination of promising practices
      • Develop a monitoring and evaluation framework that ensures that the targets from leveraging sites are tracked.
      • Coordinate joint monitoring visits with key partners to track and document program progress in the targeted leverage counties.
      • Ensure the feedback from monitoring exercises feed into the working of environment technical working group within the program counties.
      • Support the development and submission of program reports and core documents as per WVK guidelines and donor standards.
      • Develop context specific electronic and live media communications on NRM activities.
      • Support development of technical papers and or policy briefs on key issues for external engagement with decision makers
    • Others (5%)
      • Participate in Trans teams and support other initiatives by partners in the spirit of integration
      • Perform any other duties as assigned by supervisor or designee.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    • Bachelor’s degree in Natural Resource Management, Environmental Science, Rangeland Management, Forestry, or Climate Change from a recognized University.
    • Minimum of four years’ experience in implementing sustainable natural resource management (SNRM) programs in ASAL/degraded parts of Kenya integrating livelihoods strengthening; with demonstrable competencies in designing, planning, implementation, documenting, record-keeping and reporting
    • Technical knowledge in NRM, Agriculture/Food security, Nutrition, Livestock and other Livelihoods, Social Protection, Gender issues and Youth inclusion.
    • Must have skills and ability to provide training and mentorships
    • The holder of this position must be a results orientated person who can handle a heavy work load as well as manage and satisfy multiple and at times conflicting organizational, donor and other stakeholder demands
    • S/he must be a self-starter, able to work under minimum supervision and maintain good relationships.
    • Excellent interpersonal, communication, networking and representation skills;
    • Proven leadership qualities, problem-solving and negotiation skills, and evidence of successful team player

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    Technical Specialist - Market Systems

    Purpose of Position

    To provide county- level capacity building, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of all market systems strengthening interventions on agricultural production (crops and livestock), natural resource management and economic empowerment initiatives/activities in coordination with other program staff, consortium partners, private sector players and respective county officers from relevant ministries (e.g. Forestry and Environment, Agriculture and Livestock , Trade, Industry and Cooperative, Planning etc.) assigned to work with program as per IMARA program objectives aimed at achieving sustainable livelihood and resilient households in the targeted counties.

    Major Responsibilities

    • Program Implementation (50%)
      • In consultation with the Senior Program Manager develop and implement plans for market development activities in the program
      • Identify and develop resources required by respective counties to successfully implement, monitor and evaluate sustainable natural resources-based VCs, financial inclusion and other outcomes related to commercialization within the program
      • Implement operational work plans related market systems in accordance with the budget, results framework, and administrative guidelines approved by the Program Steering Committee (PSC);
      • Participate in budget processes and periodic budget reviews for IMARA program
      • Stay abreast of new developments in market systems, livelihoods and financial inclusion, and participate actively in related technical working groups and forums;
      • Identify viable and sustainable niche markets for natural; resources-based value chains including non-traditional wood products such as gums and raisins and link them to producer’s groups in respective counties;
      • Facilitate the County Specific Producer/marketing/Commercial Groups engage the keys market players through collective price negotiations, contracts and/or warehouse receipting;
      • Facilitate promotion, establishment and reporting of village based Savings and Credit schemes through Savings for Transformation and onward linkage with formal financial service providers;
      • Facilitate various Business Development Support Interventions in collaboration with key stakeholders
      • Initiate various contextualized value natural resource-based chain development activities
      • Initiate linkages between the producers, input suppliers, financial institutions, traders, private sector players, government and other actors along natural resource-based chains
      • Provide technical assistance in the areas of NRM, agricultural/ livestock productivity, seed systems and agricultural/livestock value chains
      • Coordinate the adoption of new marketing approaches in NRM, Agriculture/Livestock and Livelihoods development
      • Implement decisions made by the Program Steering Committee (PSC) and the County Program Steering Committee (CPSC);
      • Technical support to the program team in launching tenders and calls for proposal; contract service providers and implementing entities;
      • Identify and facilitate establishment suitable innovative marketing information system (MIS) for the priority natural resource-based chains
      • Monitor progress of work plan implementation, identifying issues (technical and coordination) and formulate solutions to address the identified issues and;
      • Coordinate regular learning events and establishment of contractual engagements between various value chain actors
      • Establish County multi-stakeholder marketing forum/platforms
    • Quality Assurance: Design, Monitoring & Evaluation and Reporting (20%)
      • Ensure development and roll out of County Program, policies, guidelines and strategies
      • Facilitate the county in development of a detailed marketing systems and strategies for priority natural; resources-based value chains commodities that aligns with the county integrated development plans
      • Develop operational work plans (AOPs) in accordance with the budget, results framework, and administrative guidelines approved by the Program Steering Committee (PSC);
      • In consultation with the IMARA MEAL Coordinator develop a MEAL plan for market development activities in the program
      • Ensure effective integration of traders mapping and market monitoring interventions with other programs in the program
      • Track, in liaison with Program Manager and Accountant, program implementation expenditure levels and manage work plans and budgets;
      • Timely mobilization and effective communication with various market actors, communities and stakeholders during baselines and evaluations
      • Conduct periodic market assessment and develop relevant recommendations to be integrated in program planning
      • Support the IMARA MEAL Coordinator to develop annual learning agenda, data analysis from the field and producing customized reports for various applications/interventions and;
      • Support the County Program Steering Team in compiling reports every six months to be provided to the Secretariat that summarizes L & R program achievements, key challenges, lessons learned to date and detailing budget expenditures and investment plans from all stakeholders.
    • Capacity Building (10%)
      • Lead capacity building to ensure understanding and facilitate support to implementation,
      • Facilitate training needs identification for community producer groups, county staff and other public and private partners;
      • Facilitate Business Development Support Services trainings to consortium staff, partners as well as community groups
      • Organize for program staff to participate in relevant financial and market development related trainings.
    • Advocacy, Engagement and Networking, 15%
      • Ensure that the key laws, policies, regulations and government service delivery standards in marketing systems and financial inclusion are shared, interpreted and explained to communities
      • Effectively represent the program in stakeholder meetings at county and sub-county levels.
      • Report on resource mobilization opportunities at county and sub-county level
      • Provide information to inform fund raising initiatives at national level
      • Work with the County Departments of Agriculture, Cooperative development, Trade, Social Services, Devolution & Planning, and Enterprise Development for technical directions and leveraging of resources to support Economic Development interventions in the Program.
      • Facilitate community members to advocate on Economic Empowerment issues to relevant stakeholders;
      • Work with Private sector, other NGOs, CBOs, FBOs, Committees and Groups with related objectives for synergy and sustainability and;
      • Support community, sub-county and county level forums that facilitate identification of hindrances to effective market systems and marketing infrastructure
    • Others (5%)
      • Participate in Trans teams and support other initiatives by partners in the spirit of integration
      • Perform any other duties as assigned by supervisor or designee

    Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

    The following may be acquired through a combination of formal and prior experience or on-the-job training:

    • A degree in Agricultural Economics, Agribusiness Management, and Marketing, or any other related discipline.
    • At least 4 years’ experience in designing, planning, implementing, supervising and reporting on integrated sustainable resource-based Value chains marketing, Business Development and/or Livelihoods programming in ASAL context is added advantage
    • A broad grasp of socio - economic policy issues with respect to NRM, Agriculture, range management and marketing in both in rural often fragile settings
    • Technical knowledge in NRM, Agriculture/Food security, Nutrition, Livestock and other Livelihoods, Social Protection, Gender issues and Youth inclusion
    • Experience in working with partners, county governments, civil society, donors and local communities;
    • Strong conceptual and analytical skills
    • The ability to work independently, think innovatively and strategically and work effectively within a team
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Ability to work under pressure and strict deadlines
    • Strong financial/budget management skills required

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