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  • Posted: Jun 30, 2021
    Deadline: Jul 9, 2021
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  • Feed the Children is an international, non-profit relief organization that was founded in 1979 with headquarters in Oklahoma City, United States of America. In Kenya, Feed the Children was registered in 1993 under the Non-Governmental Organization Coordination Board Act. Feed the Children Kenya office’s first program in the 1990s was the Dagoretti Chil...
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    Livelihoods Officer (Turkana)

    Reporting to: Area Project Coordinator

    Duty Station: Kalokol and Kang’atotha Wards, Turkana Central Sub County.

    General Position Summary:

    The Livelihoods Officer will support the implementation of Village Savings and Loans (VSL) groups, Community Managed Disaster Risk Reduction, Community Disease Surveillance and Value Chain Development in coordination with the Area Program Coordinator. The Officer will largely draw on technical support from the livelihoods pillar manager to ensure that Feed the Children’s Child Focused Community Development strategies and approaches are applied and lead to sustainable economic and nutrition outcomes.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Execute livelihoods interventions as detailed in the annual operations plan for Turkana area program under VSL, Community Managed Disaster Risk Reduction, Community Disease Surveillance and Value Chain Development
    • Plan and execute community mobilization and sensitizations, Capacity building trainings and post training support in the field.
    • Develop and maintain positive working relationships with government departments within the area of operation and seek for appropriate technical and operation support as required.
    • Represent FEED the Children at Sub County level Coordination and technical forums linked to areas of interest of livelihoods, crop production forums, livestock production forums, fish production and others as will be specified by the line manager and/or Area Program Coordinator.
    • Work with Food and Nutrition teams to identify and implement evidence-based interventions that contribute to the overall Turkana CFCD Program goal.
    • Carry out supportive supervision of Village Agents (VA) and VSLa groups to gauge their performance and reinforce their compliance to VSL methodology and address challenges the groups are experiencing.
    • Facilitate the transition of VAS to Private Service Providers (PSP) certification in compliance with the VSL implementation guidelines
    • Ensure all Village agents operations follow the signed code of conduct and behave in an ethical manner
    • Carry out data collection and conduct data entry into the SAVIX MIS and Devresults online platforms
    • Coordinate the formation of Turkana PSP network being led by PSPs
    • Compile weekly and monthly progress reports, success stories, media reports and other ad hoc reports as may be required
    • Participate in development of annual DIPs, budgets and fundraising proposals & concept papers for area activities and programs
    • Undertake any other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in business management, economics, Agriculture, livestock, cooperative management, and rangeland management.**
    • A minimum of 3 years working experience preferably in n community based in NGO setting**
    • Must have working knowledge of Project Management Cycle, CMDRR, Value Chain Development and VSL implementation.**
    • Experience in using participatory adult learning methodologies in trainings and capacity building
    • Self-reliance and an ability to work in a challenging and demanding environment
    • Fluency in spoken and written language in English, Swahili and Turkana language is an added advantage.
    • Confident, sound training facilitation and representation/relationship management skills;
    • Strong written and oral communication skills
    • Ability to work without constant supervision and as part of a diverse team.
    • Good experience and knowledge of Child Protection policies.
    • Good knowledge of MS Office software such as Excel, Word, and Access.

    Travel Required:

    80% field travel to Kalokol and Kang’atotha Wards and 20% Lodwar Office.

    Level of Contact with Children:

    High Contact – FEED the Children has an organizational Code of Conduct and Child Protection Policy developed to ensure the maximum protection of programme participants and to clarify the responsibilities of FEED staff and the standards of behaviour expected of them. Therefore, it is expected the staff will have the responsibility to protect children.

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    Procurement Coordinator (Nairobi)

    Reporting to Regional Director

    Purpose of the position:

    The Procurement Coordinator will be responsible for making timely and cost-effective procurement decisions for goods and services that secure value for the organization. S/he will work with Departments to come up with procurement plans, identify, communicate and negotiate with suppliers while setting up deliveries and payment schedules for proactive program support to meet project needs and requirements in compliance to Donor requirements and Feed the Children’s policies & procedures as stipulated in the Procurement Manual.

    Key Responsibilities

    1. Ensuring Quality assurance of goods and services procured for use in the organization.
    2. Give guidance on Budgeting contributions by ensuring departments capture realistic market prices during budgeting process
    3. Responsible for overseeing all unit staff under you train, delegate and guide them
    4. Carry out systematic research and market survey to be abreast with modern market intelligence
    5. Develop and implement standards for continuous review supplier performance
    6. Ensure Supply Chain management remains fully interlinked avoiding any systematic trouble shooting
    7. Maintain organization inventory (Assets register) ensuring all movable assets whose value is above USD 500 are captured
    8. Oversee timely tracking of departmental requests, purchases, receive timely systematic feedback on their requests through the document tracker
    9. Manage and guide the team on risk analysis of contract conditions and commercial implications on terms agreed with clients/suppliers
    10. Responsible for coordinating Tendering committee and offering policy and technical advice on all tendering procedures
    11. Drive accountability in all procurement procedures in line with the PPOA and relevant operating policy standards and procedures.
    12. Plan and coordinate section meetings to review procurement recommendations
    13. Manage and guide the performance of the team in the Procurement section
    14. Promote FEED Mission, values, strategy, and policies in accordance with internal management.
    15. Plus any other related duties as will be assigned by the supervisor

    Key Functions

    1. Responsible for the process of generating purchase requests and orders for all FEED goods and services
    2. Delivering cost effective bargains for the organization
    3. Projecting stock levels guided by the stores management database system
    4. Reviewing supplier tenders and Bids
    5. Regular update of the prequalified supplier database and ensure onboarding/offboarding follows due process
    6. Manage the procurement supplier relationships and contracts for the organization
    7. Develop sourcing strategies especially in favor of go green and sustainable procurement processes
    8. Participate in preparing supplier contract terms of sales and risk analysis
    9. Custodian of accurate supplier records

    Key Competencies

    1. Should be Organized, Time conscious and Resourceful Personality with an eye for detail
    2. Possess relevant Analytical, Critical and strategic thinking skills
    3. Ability to Negotiate and network in favor of the organization
    4. Good understanding of Local Purchasing Order system and related software
    5. High Ethical and Integrity standards of operation
    6. Excellent Interpersonal, communication and Leadership skills
    7. Focused on Managing Performance
    8. Energetic and Self- motivated can work with minimum supervision

    Required Qualifications

    1. Bachelor’s degree in relevant field of Supplies management /Procurement/ (Masters preferred).
    2. Minimum 4 yrs. NGO experience with preferably 2years in an International NGO setting.
    3. Excellent Computer skills (Microsoft office).
    4. Experience in handling donor funded Supplies/Procurement.
    5. Excellent knowledge of stores management and warehousing.
    6. Knowledge of the Public Procurement and Oversight Authority procedures (PPOA)
    7. Knowledge and understanding of local market and pricing systems
    8. Good report writing and presentation skills
    9. Membership with KISM, CIPS or other relevant associations in Supplies Management.
    10. Ability to abide and promote FEED Ethos and Strategy

    Method of Application

    If you meet the requirements of the above position, please drop your application letter, detailed CV, phone and email contacts of three (3) references; at Feed the Children Turkana office or email to [email protected] by 9 July 2021

    We regret that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

    Feed the Children is an Equal Opportunity Employer.*

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

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