NGO Jobs in Kenya – Mercy Corps 2020
Career Employment Kenya: NGO Jobs in Kenya – Mercy Corps 2020
Job Description: Today Work Kenya

Mercy Corps


Climate Smart Agriculture Advisor
About Mercy Corps: Mercy Corps is a leading global organization powered by
the belief that a better world is possible. In disaster, in hardship, in more
than 40 countries around the world, we partner to put bold solutions into
action — helping people triumph over adversity and build stronger communities
from within. Now, and for the future.

Mercy Corps began working in Kenya in
2008 and has to date built a robust and diverse portfolio of programs aimed at
sustainably improving the lives and livelihoods of Kenyans affected by poverty,
resource scarcity and conflict.

To do this, we deliver integrated
programming to strengthen resilience, market and governance systems, address
the root causes of conflict, and equip vulnerable populations- in particular
youth, women, adolescents and marginalized social groups- with the skills,
opportunities and resources they need to be healthy, productive, and drive the
development of their communities.
Mercy Corps Kenya also collaborates
with Mercy Corps teams and partners in neighbouring countries to implement a
number of multi-country and cross-border programs.
Program / Department Summary: USAID’s Office of Food For Peace recently awarded funding to a
Mercy Corps-led consortium of Kenyan and international partners for a 5-year
Development Food Security Activity (DFSA) in Turkana and Samburu Counties.
Through a phased approach that
emphasizes evidence gap analysis, as well as partnership, learning, and
co-creation with government, civil society, communities, and the private
sector, this program aims to drive sustained reductions in acute malnutrition
in both counties.
The Mercy Corps’ NAWIRI consortium
brings together the global leadership, research capacity, technical expertise,
and implementation experience necessary to partner with local institutions to
test, adapt, and scale evidence-based solutions.
The program requires a robust
county-centered design with government leadership, active engagement from
communities, the private sector, and civil society. Together we will
sustainably reduce persistent acute malnutrition for vulnerable populations in
Turkana and Samburu counties.
General Position Summary: The Climate Smart Agriculture Advisor will provide overall
technical leadership and vision for agriculture-based livelihoods for improved
nutrition in Turkana and Samburu.
S/He will provide in-depth technical
guidance and mentoring in climate-smart agriculture (fruits, vegetables, field
crops, livestock) and natural resources management (namely rangelands)
approaches for NAWIRI activities in Samburu and Turkana.
The Climate Smart Agriculture Advisor
will partner closely with program leadership, other technical leads, research
and learning leads and field teams to ensure climate-smart approaches are
integrated into the design and implementation of program activities. S/He will
work closely with relevant county government officials to prioritize activities
and investments.
This position requires a technical
lead that understands the tightly interconnected relationship between natural
resources management, agriculture-based (crops & livestock) livelihoods,
seasonality, risk and resilience and the sustained nutrition of women and
children in the arid and semi-arid lands in Turkana and Samburu.
S/He will be responsible for the
development of high quality implementation strategies and plans for the
agricultural sector. The strategies and plans will include tools for
participatory planning, implementation and monitoring of the sector strategies
and plans.
The Climate Smart Agriculture Advisor
will be responsible for providing technical support and strategic direction to
Field Directors and field-based livelihoods staff who oversee program
implementation.

For the detailed position description
and application procedure please visit the following link: http://bit.ly/2Sw9CDO.
Applications should be submitted on
or before 23rd February, 2020 and will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
General Position Summary: The Contract Director will provide overall leadership and
oversight for the finance, procurement, travel/logistics, and human resources
team under the CREATE program. S/he will empower the operations and finance
team while providing quality control to ensure robust, flexible, and adaptive
operations to support program activities.
The
Contract Director must be fluent in compliance matters and help the senior
management team ensure the contract is implemented in accordance with
contractual requirements, Mercy Corps policies, CSSF regulations, and local
laws, across 5 countries.
S/he
will be responsible for ensuring that staff are familiar with policies and
procedures related to finance, procurement, human resources, and take the lead
in overseeing the management of the facilities and property related to the
CREATE program.
S/he
will work closely with the Deputy Team Lead who oversees technical programs
while reporting to the Team Lead.
Knowledge and Experience:
·        
Bachelor’s degree in Finance,
Business Administration, Public Administration, Economics or other relevant field.
A Master’s degree is preferred.
·        
CPA(K) qualification is required.
·        
Minimum of twelve (12) years’
experience implementing donor-funded development projects, to include Project
Administration, Operations and Procurement.
·        
Minimum of ten years of supervisory
experience and proven ability to manage teams of professionals to produce key
results.
·        
Detailed knowledge of donor rules and
regulations, preferably with experience implementing a UK government-funded
contract.
·        
Demonstrated record of results-driven
project management and an ability to creatively solve complex organisational
issues and foster ownership within teams.
·        
Strong writing skills and experience
in developing budgets, reports and work plans.
For
the detailed position description and application procedure please visit the
following link: https://bit.ly/31H52Hi.
Applications
should be submitted on or before 23rd February, 2020 and will be reviewed on a
rolling basis.
Only
shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

We
do not charge any fees at any stage of the recruitment process.

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