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  • Posted: Sep 22, 2022
    Deadline: Sep 30, 2022
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  • Interpeace is an independent, international peacebuilding organization. We were initially established in 1994 by the United Nations to develop innovative solutions to build peace. We have a proven and recognized approach to enable people to build lasting peace.
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    Gender & Social Inclusion Advisor

    Responsibilities

    • Provide leadership and technical guidance on Gender and Social Inclusion to the RESET project team.
    • Take lead on reviewing institutional gender strategy/policy to align it with RESET project realities, including incorporating trauma, conflict, and Somali cultural-sensitive lenses.
    • Work together with DMEL Advisor and partner organisations to design, design, monitor and report on Gender and Social Inclusion policies across all activities and practices of the project, including in defining indicators, setting targets for all indicators, and planning of all necessary data collection and analysis.
    • Contribute to collaborative, learning and adaptive approach throughout the entire project, (Interpeace and its local partners) including designing program learning plan, ensure that findings from all monitoring, assessment and survey activities are fed back into the programme and disseminated to stakeholders and partners for continuous program adjustments.
    • Lead in the promotion of Gender and Inclusion good practices and generating learnings, quality internal and external evidence, and practices within Interpeace Rwanda.
    • Take lead on capacity building initiatives for staff of RESET programme and its local partners on Gender and Inclusion, including development of training tools and methods.

    Qualifications

    • A Master or bachelor’s degree in relevant field (Gender studies, conflict management, social sciences, or related fields);
    • 7-10 years of relevant working experience, of which at least 3 years should be at field level and 2 in managerial/advisory role.
    • Deep knowledge and demonstrated experience working on gender and conflict, women, peace and security and youth, peace and security. Experience in working with people with disabilities and minority groups is an added advantage.
    • Clear understanding of current issues and trends in Gender and
    • Demonstrable experience in programme design, planning and implementation at all levels, including advisory to data collection and baseline surveys from gender and inclusion perspectives.
    • Experience of project/programme management, including advisory to national level and community-based organizations in Kenya and/or Somalia.
    • Experience in designing and assessing programme indicators & measuring impact from gender and inclusion perspectives.
    • Analytical thinking and ability to plan strategically from an organizational perspective. Confident and articulate in systems thinking and working with theories of change
    • Experience working closely with governmental/local authorities and other (inter)national NGOs.
    • Ability to write clear and analytical reports on programme outcomes and impact.
    • Excellent communication skills both verbal and in written.
    • Fluent in English, Swahili and preferably Somali- both verbal and written.
    • A deep knowledge of Somali culture is an added advantage.

    Competencies

    • Demonstrates effectiveness and strong experience with short and long-term planning; financial, personnel and program management.
    • Proven ability to communicate, negotiate and work with high level executives and government officials.
    • Proven capacity to translate complex and technical information into clear advisory support that makes logical sense.
    • Ability to work in a multicultural environment successfully and to demonstrate gender responsive and non-discriminatory behavior and attitudes.
    • Excellent ability to interact with people respectfully and with tact
    • Strong writing and communications skills in English and French is required. Knowledge of local language is an advantage.

    Success factors

    • Identifies with and is committed to Interpeace’s core values and working principles
    • Commitment to inclusiveness
    • An innovative, critical thinker with extensive problem-solving skills
    • A strategic manager who is accountable, leads by example, mentors and empowers a team and works to create work-life balance.

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    Senior Stabilisation Advisor

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Provide leadership and strategic oversight and management of the Technical Advisory Support Unit, including on the delivery of technical assistance to programme teams, partners and various branches of central government in Kenya and Federal Government in Somalia, and local government in the four counties and Jubaland administration.
    • Leads the design, development and roll-out of policy engagement, activities and all other aspects of the RESET programme, in collaboration with relevant partners and other stakeholders
    • Works with partners and technical advisors to commission relevant research and contributes substantively to the operational linkage between research and programming.
    • Provision of Training of Trainers workshop to strengthen CSO and community led initiatives on a range of technical topics.
    • Stays abreast of relevant developments concerning stabilisation and CVE in the international and regional development and humanitarian policy making environments (such as in the UN, EU, African Union, regional security mechanisms as well as key government policy frameworks) and ensures that these are shared with programme stakeholders
    • Leads drafting of policy recommendations sensitised to different actors in the CVE, stabilisation, humanitarian, development and peace nexu
    • Works with national and international aid actors to ensure a high level of synergy, collaboration and information sharing with other aid programmes to maximize the programme’s impact.
    • Works closely with the Design, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning team to measure the impact of activities and translate interventions into evidence on what works.

    Qualifications:

    • A degree in conflict studies/peacebuilding, international relations, anthropology, social geography, political science, development, management, or other relevant field.
    • Minimally 15 years’ experience working in peacebuilding and/or related fields in sub-Sahara Africa, including in senior advisory positions. Explicit work on CVE, resilience and stabilisation is an added advantage.
    • Strong thematic knowledge and demonstrated experience in peacebuilding, resilience and CVE.
    • Strong thematic knowledge and demonstrated experience in security sector reform initiatives, community security and community policing.
    • Demonstrated experience in provision of Training of Trainers and technical capacity strengthening workshops and mentoring.
    • Thematic knowledge in resilience strengthening, social cohesion and trauma healing.
    • Strong contextual knowledge on the Kenya – Somalia border area is an added advantage.
    • Strong pre-existing networks in Kenya and Somalia is an added advantage.
    • Fluent in English, capacity to speak Swahili and Somali languages are an added advantage.

    Competencies

    • Demonstrates effectiveness and strong experience with short and long-term planning; financial, personnel and program management.
    • Knowledge of current thinking on peacebuilding methods for CVE; and demonstrable ability to anticipate emerging needs and integrate them swiftly into priority programme setting
    • Proven ability to communicate, negotiate and work with high level executives and government officials.
    • Proven capacity to translate complex and technical information into clear advisory support that makes logical sense.
    • Ability to work in a multicultural environment successfully and to demonstrate gender responsive and non-discriminatory behavior and attitudes.
    • Excellent ability to interact with people respectfully and with tact
    • Strong writing and communications skills in English and French is required. Knowledge of local language is an advantage.

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    Team Leader

    Duties and responsibilities

    • Provide strategic leadership to ensure high quality programming to achieve project results.
    • Provide technical leadership to ensure that the interventions have sound methodologies that are adapted to the cultural context and delivery the desired impact.
    • Provide overall advise and oversight to ensure that the project delivers change which can be sustain after the programme exist.
    • Take responsibility for the project cycle management.
    • Ensure that activities are delivered in line with workplans and available budgets.
    • Ensure high quality reporting within the deadline.
    • Provide strategic leadership for the technical, programmatic and financial and administration teams.
    • Ensure that partners are meaningfully included in the project decision making and delivery and that they have the support to deliver all activities timely and to a high standard.
    • Represent the RESET project to donors, governments and in conferences and other speaking and representational events.

    Qualifications:

    • A degree in conflict studies/peacebuilding, international relations, anthropology, social geography, political science, development, management, or other relevant field.
    • Minimally 15 years’ experience working in peacebuilding and/or related fields in sub-Sahara Africa, including in senior management positions. Explicit work on CVE is an added advantage.
    • Minimally 5 years’ experience leading commercial contracts, preferably familiarity with UK AID contracts that have payment on delivery clauses.
    • Strong thematic knowledge on peacebuilding, resilience and CVE is an added advantage.
    • Strong contextual knowledge on the Kenya – Somalia border area is an added advantage.
    • Strong pre-existing networks in Kenya and Somalia is an added advantage.
    • Fluent in English, capacity to speak Swahili and Somali languages are an added advantage.

    Competencies

    • Demonstrates effectiveness and strong experience with short and long-term planning; financial, personnel and program management.
    • Advanced knowledge and experience of project cycle management including using project planning and management tools
    • Knowledge of current thinking on peacebuilding issues and methods; and demonstrable ability to anticipate emerging needs and integrate them swiftly into priority programme setting
    • Developed ability of raising the profile of an organization, strategically networking with government agencies, donors and other international agencies, and using the media to generate profile
    • Proven ability to communicate, negotiate and work with high level executives and government officials.
    • Ability to work in a multicultural environment successfully and to demonstrate gender responsive and non-discriminatory behavior and attitudes.
    • Excellent ability to interact with people respectfully and with tact
    • Strong writing and communications skills in English and French is required. Knowledge of local language is an advantage.

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    Small Grants Management Advisor

    Responsibilities

    • Design a small grants mechanism which provide peace dividends, strengthen community resilience and strengthen linkages between community, government and aid initiatives.
    • Oversee all grants related activities such grant administration policies, procedures, systems, and all documentation and provide control mechanisms for all grants.
    • Coordinate with the team leader, Sr stabilization advisor, gender and social inclusion advisor and finance manager to ensure a transparent process for the entire grant life cycle from pre-award management, tracking payments, reviewing or producing relevant reports, monitoring and post-award management.
    • Review and approve grant awards and work with project and partner staff to develop and maintain all grant agreements.
    • Track that all project deliverables are completed on time and are of high quality work.
    • Providing advisory assistance to grant applicants and lead the review of grant submissions;
    • Analyzing and evaluating grant submissions for technical and budget soundness and compliance with donor regulations, recommending award actions to the contract team;
    • Coordinating the issuance of awards and maintain contract documentation through the development and upkeep of a small grants database; and
    • Preparing scheduled and special reports, studies and analyses regarding the small grants program.
    • Coordinate technical, administrative and financial capacity strengthening support and mentoring to CSOs and community-led initiatives who apply for and deliver the small grants to maximize the impact.

    Qualifications

    • Master degree in management, financial analysis or accounting desirable, experience in stabilisation, CVE and/or peacebuilding is an added advantage;
    • At least 10 years’ experience in international development and peacebuilding with a minimum of five years experience in sub-grants management, preferably in Kenya and/or Somalia region.
    • Solid understanding of CSSF/UK AID donor regulations and procedures pertaining to grants management is an added value;
    • Ability to analyse technical and cost proposals and prepare reports and recommendations on whether or not applicants should be funded;
    • Ability to analyse budget line items for compliance with budget guidelines;
    • Proven records maintenance and database management skills;
    • Demonstrated ability to perform complex tasks and to prioritize multiple projects;
    • Speaking, writing and reading fluency in English, Swahili and Somali is a strong added advantage.
    • A deep knowledge of Somali culture is an added advantage.
    • Ability to write clear and analytical reports on programme outcomes and impact.
    • Excellent communication skills both verbal and in written.

    Competencies

    • Demonstrates effectiveness and strong experience with short and long-term planning; financial, personnel and program management.
    • Proven ability to communicate, negotiate and work with CSOs and engage with community initiatives and individuals who are not familiar with project management.
    • Proven capacity in assisting communities and small CBOs to turn viable community ideas into initiatives that can be supported through small grants.
    • Strong ability to work with CBOs and community initiatives promote sustainability and avoid aid dependency.
    • Ability to work in a multicultural environment successfully and to demonstrate gender responsive and non-discriminatory behavior and attitudes.
    • Excellent ability to interact with people respectfully and with tact
    • Strong writing and communications skills in English and French is required. Knowledge of local language is an advantage.

    Method of Application

    Qualified candidates are invited to submit their application to [email protected] on or before 30 September 2022, 23:59 pm, Nairobi time. Kindly note that the CVs will be reviewed on rolling basis, please apply early!

    “Gender and Social Inclusion Advisor” MUST BE included in the subject line of the application email to be considered. The application must include:

    • a complete curriculum vitae
    • a letter of interest
    • an acknowledgement letter, answering the following questions:

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