• CaLP Capacity Building Lead - Regional at Oxfam Kenya

  • Posted on: 7 August, 2017 Deadline: 16 August, 2017
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    In Kenya, Oxfam works with others to alleviate poverty and inequality. We work with the most vulnerable communities in the dry and remote northern regions, and in the impoverished slums of the capital, Nairobi. In Kenya, the highest poverty levels are in the northern pastoralist districts - in some areas 95% of people fall below the poverty line. Like many developing countries, Kenya is undergoing rapid urbanisation. It’s estimated that by 2050 half the Kenyan population will be living in urban areas. This high presents a myriad of challenges. 34% of the 17 million poor Kenyans are urban poor and most of them live in informal urban settlements. Oxfam in Kenya Since starting work in Kenya in 1963, Oxfam has: provided long-term development aid and emergency relief, for example supporting refugees; promoted peace and managed conflicts between communities; campaigned for better governance and equitable access to services. We aim to help citizens stand up for their rights, and we work with others from government, civil society, communities, international development actors and the private sector. Working with dry-land communities In Turkana and Wajir we develop market-based alternative and complementary livelihoods, supporting fishermen and traders. Working with poor urban communities In the capital, Nairobi, we work with partners to run water kiosks, “bio-centers” that turn human waste into usable energy and improve sanitation, and recycling plants for unemployed youth. Our social protection programs provide cash to help poor families cope with rising costs of food and water and kickstart small businesses. Peace-building and conflict management We focus on enhancing communities’ capacity to resolve conflicts and co-exist peacefully. We also influence national policy through the National Steering Committee on Peace-Building and Conflict Management, under the Office of the President. Climate change We’re working closely with others, supporting local civil society to hold the Government accountable for its response to climate change. We’re also generating relevant climate change data to inform advocacy positions locally and internationally. Governance All of Oxfam’s work in Kenya is rooted in promoting better governance – at local, regional and national levels – by strengthening poor people’s ability to defend and demand their rights. We work to ensure that our partners and the communities we work with have their voices and concerns heard, and that the Government fulfils its responsibilities to poor Kenyans.

    CaLP Capacity Building Lead - Regional


    The Role

    This is a great opportunity to use your great interpersonal skills and understanding of CTP to help improve the quality of cash programme in East Africa.

    The CaLP Capacity Building Lead will lead the development of CaLP’s training in the region. With an emphasis on consistently high quality work, s/he will plan, deliver and evaluate training courses and provide support to CaLP members in the delivery of their CaLP affiliated training. While the role has a strong training focus, the post holder will also engage with and support a wider capacity building agenda. This will include planning and facilitating learning events; providing advice and information to organisations engaged in CTP and contributing to the development of learning resources.

    The post-holder will contribute to the development of regional and global plans. At times, the post-holder will contribute to the development of funding proposals and will be responsible for generating information to contribute to donor reports. The post holder will ensure compliance with CaLP and donor policies and procedures as relevant to their work.

    The post holder will achieve all the above by working closely with the East Africa and Global CaLP teams, engaging with CaLP members and the broader community of practice. Working with a high degree of autonomy when delivering training, the post holder will maintain a high quality of work and professional standards at all times. The Capacity Building Lead will work with a range of CTP actors, engaging with people with a wide range of backgrounds, experience and seniority.


    · Develop and roll out agreed training plans, ensuring training work is delivered to a consistently high standard and evaluated to assess its effectiveness.

    · Contribute to the review and revision of CaLP training courses, leading the development of specific elements as appropriate.

    · Contribute to the development of new information and resources generated by CaLP in East Africa and input to the development of global materials.

    · Represent CaLP externally, engaging with a wide range of humanitarian actors in training and other contexts as appropriate.

    · Influence the work of CTP actors in East Africa by sharing information, evidence and learning to support improved programming.

    Person specification

    · Substantial work experience in the humanitarian sector, with solid experience of cash transfer programming.

    · A degree level education

    · Experience of working as a trainer, with adult learners, facilitating training and learning events.

    · Excellent interpersonal skills to lead and develop others and to influence and negotiate with diverse stakeholders.

    · Demonstrable ability to communicate effectively, articulating complex and sometimes competing ideas and experiences simply as well as navigating language barriers and         cultural differences sensitively.

    · High level of energy and creativity.

    · Self-starter, able to work in a small team in East Africa and remotely with CaLP’s geographically-dispersed, multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary team.

    · Strong English language skills – verbal, oral and written.

    · Right to work in Kenya.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Oxfam career website on jobs.oxfam.org.uk to apply

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