Environment Liaison Centre International (ELCI) was conceived at the dawn of the modern environmental movement when global apprehension over the state of the planet’s ecosystem reached its tipping point. Pressure from Civil Society Groups around the world led the United Nations to convene a Conference on the Human Environment in 1972 (UNCHE or Stockholm Conference).
One result of the conference was the creation of an International Assembly of UN-accredited Non-Governmental Organizations (INASEN) to follow up UNCHE from a civil society perspective. INASEN’s crowning achievement was to open an NGO Environment Service Centre in Nairobi in 1974. The centre went on to become a formal non-profit organization in 1976 and, in 1987, was renamed the Environment Liaison Centre International (ELCI), a Global Coalition [of NGOs] for Environment and Development.
Key Responsibilities and Tasks
The NES facilitator will have two main responsibilities:
1. Managing and coordinating the implementation of the NES action plan. Specific tasks include:
a. Facilitating the formulation of the annual NES workplan, including organising face to face meetings with platform members and keeping such meetings focused on joint interests;
b. Ensuring timely and effective implementation of activities in line with yearly action plans;
c. Developing and implementing an M&E system that is rooted in ILC’s system, taking advantage of existing tools;
d. Ensuring adequate regular reporting on NES activities to the National NES Steering Committee, NES Platform and ILC Secretariat;
e. Leading and coordinating fundraising efforts
2. Facilitating the work of NES platform and enhancing it, specific tasks include:
a. Overseeing and coordinating the institutional life of the platform including through the organisation of and reporting on platform and other NES-related meetings and other events;
b. Ensuring proper communication flow and knowledge sharing within the platform (e.g. mailing lists, e-bulletins, on-line repository for knowledge products, shared calendar of events, etc.);
c. Promote and support capacity building activities for members of the platforms;
d. Increasing the visibility of NES process and related initiatives and activities at national level through proper communications strategy and means (e.g. NES website, logo, etc.) so to increase its inclusiveness and political credibility;
e. Facilitating members’ dialogue with governmental institutions and private sector as is necessary for realisation of the project objectives;
f. Establishing new strategic alliances with potential partners from civil society, intergovernmental organisations, government and public institutions, international financial partners, private sector;
g. Ensuring proper linkages with other national processes and initiatives on land so to avoid overlaps and work on potential synergies; and
h. Organise sharing and joint planning sessions with international ILC members and Strategic Partners with a presence in the country.
Reporting and Supervision: The NES Facilitator will be recruited by ELCI in consultation with the NES Steering/Coordination Committee (SC), and reports to the SC on programme performance and to the Executive Director (or his/her assign) of the host organization (ELCI) on administrative functions.
Work Conditions: The position is based within Environment Liaison Centre International (ELCI) office in Nairobi
Qualifications and Competences
1. The NES Facilitator will be thoroughly committed to ILCs mission and vision, and passionate about addressing land issues in Kenya.
2. Should have proven leadership, coaching, and relationship management experience.
3. Concrete demonstrable experience and other qualifications include:
a) Advanced degree in Environmental Sciences, Economics, Political Science, Law or related disciplines.
b) At least 3 years of senior management experience: track record of effectively leading and scaling a performance – and outcomes-based organization and staff; ability to point to specific examples of having developed and operationalised strategies which have taken an organization to the next stage of growth.
c) Unwavering commitment to quality programs and data-driven program evaluation.
d) Experience in not for profit organizational development and management
e) Excellence in organizational management with the ability to coach staff, manage, and develop high-performance teams, set and achieve strategic objectives, and manage a budget.
f) Past success working in member led organizations with the ability to cultivate existing member relationships
g) Experience working in fields relevant to the work of ILC
h) Strong marketing, public relations, and fundraising experience with the ability to engage a wide range of donors, stakeholders and cultures
i) Strong written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal and multidisciplinary project skills
j) Action-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable, and innovative approach to business planning
k) Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people
l) Experience in multi-actor processes in member-led organisations is desired
Applications shall be addressed to
The Executive Director,
Environment Liaison Centre International,
P. O. Box 72461 – 00200, Nairobi, Kenya;
and sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org , not later than the 17th February 2017.
Please attach your CV and copies of your academic credentials.
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