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  • Posted on: 15 July, 2019 Deadline: 19 July, 2019
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  • Founded in 1945, CARE is a leading humanitarian and development organization fighting global poverty. CARE places special focus on working alongside women and girls because, equipped with the proper resources, they have the power to lift whole families and entire communities out of poverty. CARE commenced its humanitarian programme in Kenya in 1968. Since then we have built a substantial development and humanitarian program including refugee operations, emergency response, livelihoods, food security, climate change adaption, sexual reproductive and maternal health, women and girls’ economic empowerment, and youth employability.

    Assitant Programme Officer

     

    Job Details

    CARE’s committed to meeting international standards of quality and accountability when responding to emergencies. Responding to humanitarian crises means that CARE staff may potentially exercise significant power over stakeholders, particularly affected communities. To ensure that CARE earns the trust and respect of those we are serving, we need to be sure that we are being accountable to them. By improving monitoring, evaluation and accountability, we also improve the quality and performance of our response in meeting essential needs and so achieve greater impact.

    The overall objective of the position is to ensure CARE’s accountability system in its Refugee Assistance Program (RAP) is working as required, all the stakeholders are aware of it and the system is in use. The position will be key in supporting CARE RAP at the camp level in its efforts to strengthen quality and accountability. In addition as a member of Program Quality & Learning Unit (PQLU), participate in Monitoring and Evaluation of the Refugee Assistance Program.

    RESPONSIBILITIES AND

    • Administrative Services
      • Monitor office operations - files and maintain records, compile statistics and databases. Prepare reports, presentations, proposals, minute taking and correspondence. Gather and collate information for reports
      • Coordinate, prepare materials and provide logistical support for workshops and seminars
      • Organize for all donor/media/ VIP missions and in liaison with Administration sector, ensure that the visitor’s accommodation and Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning are catered for
      • Attend all the CORE SMT meetings, SMT meetings, Program Coordination meetings, Support Coordination meetings and/or other Ad hoc meetings including workshops and circulate the minutes to members in good time and ensure actions points are acted upon by the respective persons
      • Keep an updated track of the Managers and Coordinator’s Leave and CTO schedules.
      • Supports SDDRO (OIC),Sector Coordinators and all other sector managers
    • Contribute to Program Quality Standards development, implementation and compliance
      • Ensure adherence with policies, tools and guidelines - support Program Quality and Learning Unit (PQLU) to ensure that activities and results follow CARE, UNHCR, ECHO or other standards in project management and other contract deliverables.
      • Work closely with the Program Quality & Learning Unit in compiling, and format reports ensuring timely submission at all times
      • Support PQLU in functions and processes of developing program quality standards.
      • Ensure adherence to program quality standards throughout the project cycle by sectors
      • Ensure that most vulnerable beneficiaries contribute to program design and implementation and enhance accountability to beneficiaries.
      • Promote and share ideas for technical improvement and internal learning to help improve projects
      • Prepare and implement the monitoring framework; indicators and systems for monitoring especially of the key indicators and implement monitoring systems to track project performance, indicators tracking, evidence based success stories among others
    • Ensure Monitoring & Evaluation of projects
      • Participate in processes of review and/or development of M & E systems and tools.
      • Participate in collecting quantitative and qualitative project progress data on output/results indicators as defined in the project agreements.
      • Engage in spot checks and process monitoring to track results (output, outcomes and impacts).
      • Based on monitoring results, participate in preparation of reports on project/program progress.
      • Ensure the availability of human stories and photographs to enhance donor reporting and other reporting.
      • Participate in the capacity building of program staff and PQLU incentive staff on MEAL
      • Provide regular quantitative and qualitative updates to the PQLU Manager, SDDRO(OIC)and program managers and ensure regular updating of the PMF folder and management of the P-drive
    • Provide support in Project/Program Development
      • Contribute to the design and development of new projects/program concepts and proposals.
      • Participate in the review the project proposal, especially results frameworks, to ensure compliance with the donor requirements and program standards.
      • Provide necessary support to PQLU for/during needs assessments reviews, and evaluations.
      • Ensure regular updating of the, SMT, PQLU &PMF folders and management of the P-drive.
      • As a member of the PQLU team work with sector coordinators to ensure implementation of CARE’s Humanitarian Accountability Framework
      • As part of the PQLU team scale up CARE’s effort for information sharing to stakeholders.
      • Ensure that the complaint and feedback mechanisms established are increasingly being known by the stakeholders, more so refugee community.
      • Share information to stakeholder in accordance with CARE’s information sharing guidelines
      • Identify opportunities to work collaboratively across agencies where appropriate, to share ideas, experiences, successes and challenges.

    CONFIDENTIALITY

    Conduct all aspects of the job with appropriate level of confidentiality and sensitivity to employee and organizational data by storing documents carefully and not disclosing information except on a need to know basis.

    AUTHORITY

    Spending Authority: N/A Supervision: Refugee incentive staff
    IV: CONTACTS / KEY RELATIONSHIPS

    External:

    UNHCR, WFP, UNICEF, GIZ, IOM, NCCK, SAVE-UK, DRC, RAS, GoK, Refugee Leaders and Local

    Community Leaders among others
    Internal:

    SDDRO (OIC), LOGISTICS, EDUCATION, ADMINISTRATION, SAFETY & SECURITY, WASH, GCD, HR, MSU, FINANCE

    WORKING CONDITIONS

    The position is based at Dadaab Main Office (DMO) with frequent movements to Dagahaley, IFO and Hagadera camps as well as any other extension camps and programme sites. Dadaab is a none-family working station. Hot weather is prevalent throughout the year with limited basic amenities. Road movement within the camps and to and from Garissa must be under police escort (scheduled and special convoys). The incumbent must strictly adhere to security instructions all the time including, but not limited to radio communication. It is a six days work station with a compensatory time off according to CTO policy. The incumbent will be required to travel to Nairobi office and perform official responsibilities on need driven basis.

    The holder shall reside in the CARE compound while executing official duties and shall obey and adhere to residential compound regulations.

    EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS

    • Education: University degree preferably in social sciences, project management and/or development with versatile administration skills
    • Experience: 3 years of relevant proven experience in the field of M&E implementation.
      Competencies:
    • Proficient in the application of Microsoft Suite software
    • Eloquent communication in English language (Oral and written). Strong reporting skills;
    • Good Knowledge and understanding of an NGO environment including program administration and management skills
    • Sound interpersonal and liaison skills,
    • Ability to work in a team and to coordinate team initiatives;
    • Pleasant personality, flexibility, team player, ability to solve problems; work with minimum supervision;

    Accountability Officer

     

    JOB SUMMARY

    CARE’s committed to meeting international standards of quality and accountability when responding to emergencies. Responding to humanitarian crises means that CARE staff may potentially exercise significant power over stakeholders, particularly affected communities. To ensure that CARE earns the trust and respect of those we are serving, we need to be sure that we are being accountable to them. By improving accountability, we also improve the quality and performance of our response in meeting essential needs and so achieve greater impact.

    The overall objective of the position is to ensure CARE’s accountability system in its Refugee Assistance Program (RAP) is working as required, all the stakeholders are aware of it and the system is in use. The position will be key in supporting CARE RAP at the camp level in its efforts to strengthen quality and accountability. In addition as a member of Program Quality & Learning Unit (PQLU), participate in Monitoring and Evaluation of the Refugee Assistance Program.

    RESPONSBILITIES AND TASKS

    • Plan and organize information sharing and strengthen the complaint and feedback mechanisms
      • Take lead in the management of the Complaints and Feedback Mechanism for all CARE projects/programs in Dadaab.
      • Take lead in disseminating CARE’s Accountability Framework and Policy.
      • Address all the complaints received through the various available channels (hotline/SMS, email, focal point persons, suggestion boxes etc.) while respecting ethical and professional behaviour in accordance with CARE’s standard operating procedures and guidelines.
      • Document all feedback received from the response mechanism, including actions taken into CARE’s approved databases.
      • Maintain the organisation’s commitment towards Humanitarian Accountability Partnership (HAP) standards especially in regards to information sharing, beneficiaries’ participation, complaints and response mechanism.
      • Ensure that the Complaint and Feedback Mechanism is known by the refugee community by doing weekly field visits and liaising with refugee leaders and different groups in the community, men, women, children, people living with disabilities etc.
      • Review and register complaints daily in collaboration with the Refugee community workers in PQLU office in all the camps and ensure they are appropriately referred for follow up. Perform the investigations where necessary and give feedback to the beneficiary/complainant.
    • Learning and improvement of the CARE quality and accountability initiatives, capacity development.
      • Conduct regular field visit and group discussion to explain and discuss with the beneficiaries CARE’s information sharing tools and Feedback and Complaint Mechanism and propose changes as appropriate based on feedback provided.
      • Identify opportunities to work collaboratively across agencies where appropriate, to share ideas, experiences, successes and challenges.
      • Contribute to further developing CARE Staff shared vision of the importance of quality, accountability and impact assessment at the camp level.
    • Reporting on the Complaints & Feedback Mechanism
      • Update on a daily basis in the complaints & feedback database all the complaints and feedback received, from all the channels available for use by the beneficiaries.
      • Develop and submit reports and recommendations to the concerned sectors.
      • Follow-up and review case status progress related to the internal cases referred to the sectors.
      • Produce weekly and monthly reports to be shared with all relevant CARE staff that respects the confidentiality of the claimants; contribute to the analysis and the identification of trends in complaints and problems being raised by the refugees.
    • As a member of PQLU ensure Monitoring & Evaluation of projects/program.
      • As part of the PQLU team, participate in processes of review and/or development of M & E systems and tools.
      • Collect quantitative and qualitative project progress data on output/results indicators as defined in the project agreements.
      • Engage in spot checks and process monitoring to track results (output, outcomes and impacts).
      • Participate in providing feedback on project management to the program sectors and track necessary changes in strategies, approaches, and activities by the respective program sectors.
      • With the PQLU team and the specific sector, give input in the development of TORs for project evaluations and participate in the evaluations.
      • Ensure timely documentation, publication and sharing of lessons learned and successful approaches adopted by the program with various stakeholders.
      • Participate in capacity building of program staff and PQLU incentive staff on Monitoring and Evaluation.
    • Provide support in Project/Program Development
      • Contribute to design and development of new projects/program concepts and proposals.
      • Participate in reviewing project proposals, especially results frameworks, to ensure compliance with the donor requirements and program standards.
      • As a member of PQLU, monitor the reporting schedule for the deadlines of the various reports to donors as agreed in the donor contracts and agreements. Ensure the deadlines are adhered to for onward submissions of reports.
      • Participate in reviewing donor and internal reports and ensure authentic data and information has been presented by the program sectors through verification on sources of data, methods of data collection, reliability/consistency of information and probability of results being delivered.

    AUTHORITY

    • Spending Authority : N/A
    • Supervision: Supervises 3 Refugee Incentive workers
    • Decisions Making: As per the role

    POTENTIAL CONTACTS/KEY RELATIONSHIPS

    External: UNHCR, WFP, ECHO, Other implementing agencies

    Internal:SDDRO; PQLU Manager; PQ&LU staff, Sector Coordinators, Program staff

    WORKING CONDITIONS:

    The position is based at Dadaab Main Office (DMO) with frequent movements to Dagahaley, IFO and Hagadera camps as well as any other extension camps and programme sites. Dadaab is a none-family working station. Hot weather is prevalent throughout the year with limited basic amenities. Road movement within the camps and to and from Garissa must be under police escort (scheduled and special convoys). The incumbent must strictly adhere to security instructions all the time including, but not limited to radio communication. It is a six days work station with a compensatory time off according to CTO policy. The incumbent will be required to travel to Nairobi office and perform official responsibilities on need driven basis.

    The holder shall reside in the CARE compound while executing official duties and shall obey and adhere to residential compound regulations.
    IV: QUALIFICATION, EXPERIENCE AND COMPETENCIES

    Education: Bachelor’s degree in Social sciences, Development Studies or any other Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) related field.

    Experience:

    • 3 years’ experience in development and/or humanitarian work with an international organization,
    • Experience in settings of implementing Humanitarian accountability practices.
    • Certificate: Monitoring and Evaluation

    Competencies

    • Ability to use MS Office packages including MS Word, PPT, Excel, Access
    • Demonstrate skills and experience in utilization of mobile data collection tools (ODK, KOBO etc), data analysis and management software.
    • Ability to work in a team and coordinate team initiatives
    • Good knowledge and understanding of the NGO environment including programme administration and management.
    • Very good knowledge and experience in programme design, implementation and monitoring and evaluation
    • Excellent leadership, training and facilitation skills.
    • Excellent knowledge in written and spoken English.
    • Excellent writing and reporting skills.

    Method of Application

    Use the link(s) / email(s) below to apply on company website.

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