NGO Jobs in Kenya – NRC 2020
Career Employment Kenya: NGO Jobs in Kenya – NRC 2020
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Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Job Re-Advertisement: Monitoring
and Evaluation Coordinator (Senior Data Analyst)
(Kenya National Position)
Region: East Africa & Yemen, Norwegian Refugee Council

Building Resilient Communities in
Somalia (BRCiS) is a Consortium of national and international organizations
whose objective is to support and guide vulnerable communities in Somalia in
building their resilience capacities, in their own ways.

The Consortium was started in 2013 as
a capstone project of Department for International Development (DfID) to rethink
humanitarian aid delivery and since then has grown to a globally relevant
resilience consortium with active funding of more than 100 million USD, serving
more than 500 communities in 36 districts across Somalia.
BRCiS’s objective is to reinforce target
populations’ capacities to withstand cyclical and minor shocks with the aim of
decreasing the number of people in a state of crisis. BRCiS adopts a holistic
approach to resilience, which seeks to respond to the immediate humanitarian
needs of targeted households and communities, while tackling the root causes of
vulnerability and destitution.
Community engagement lies at the
heart of all activities implemented by BRCiS with interventions cutting across
multiple sectors including but not limited to WASH, Health and Nutrition
(H&N), Food Security and Livelihoods (FSL), Financial Access, Natural
Resource Management (NRM), Early Warning and Early Action (EWEA), Gender as
well as Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA), etc. Relatedly, BRCiS is committed
to evidence-based programming and adaptive management of its programmes, guided
by an active learning strategy and research agenda.
In recent years, the CMU M&E
Department implemented several large-scale projects to enhance the evidence
base for resilience programming:
1) with implementation support from
its Members, the team has coordinated a baseline survey with 6000 Somali
households to learn more about their shock exposure and coping strategies
2) conducted the first information
ecosystem assessment ever done in Somalia interviewing close to 1000 vulnerable
households to better understand their information access and news consumption
patterns
3) has built up a database which
collects high-frequency data on 30 early warning indicators covering 36
district Somalia to help the Consortium better anticipate and respond to shocks
and stresses.
Currently, the M&E Department has
several other ongoing research and M&E projects which requires the close
involvement of the selected candidate.
To name a few, these will involve
1) the cleaning and the analysis of a
panel dataset consisting of high-frequency phone surveys to study how
vulnerable households cope with shocks across seasonal cycles
2) analysis of the Consortium’s
annual resilience surveys
3) data management and analytical
support to analyze how providing long-term and predictable cash-transfers
affect the well-being and resilience outcomes of different livelihoods groups
in Somalia.
In this current role, we are looking
for a highly independent and data-fluent mid-career professional with
substantial experience in designing, developing and analyzing large-scale
research and evaluation projects to generate actionable insights for programme
planning and change.
Duties and Responsibilities
·        
Design, manage and analyse internal
evaluation and research projects using quantitative methods in coordination
with the Consortium MEAL Working Group.
·        
Clean, analyze and communicate
quantitative data collected by BRCiS and external consultants including but not
limited to the Consortium’s annual household interviews, seasonal monitoring
surveys, Early Warning Early Action (EWEA) database, post-distribution
monitoring (PDM) forms, etc.
·        
Prepare project reports, disseminate
results and present results at internal and external events
·        
Actively participate in technical
meetings, trainings and workshops
·        
Lead on the Consortium’s data
visualization and dashboard presentation efforts
·        
Manage and update the Consortium’s
datasets including the BRCiS beneficiary database
·        
Produce periodic analytical reports
on data from NRC Global Outcome and Output Reporting System (GORS) in liaison
with the Regional M&E Team
·        
Liaise with respective M&E focal
points in the region to collect lessons learnt and promote institutional
learning in the field of resilience programming
·        
Supports the BRCiS Consortium’s
research and learning agenda by providing technical assistance to the
development, management, analysis and dissemination of the Consortium’s
evaluation and research work
·        
Contributes to the training of
Consortium Members on the use of research and M&E tools
·        
Contributes to the training of survey
teams in the field; participates in the monitoring of surveys and interview
protocols during data collection; conducts data back-checks and supervises
field teams during data collection to ensure data quality
·        
Provides technical support to
supervise the research and evaluation projects done by external consultants,
research companies and survey firms
·        
Conducts statistical analysis on
quantitative data collected
·        
Prepares literature reviews and
research briefs
·        
Any other ad-hoc request defined by
the M&E Manager
·        
A Master’s degree in Statistics,
Economics, Public Policy, Mathematics or related fields. Strong technical
understanding of statistics/econometrics is essential
·        
3-5 years of previous work experience
in a related field
·        
Extensive quantitative skills,
including knowledge of and experience working with data analysis software
(STATA, Python, R, Matlab)
·        
Experience working with different
data types including but not limited to household survey data, phone surveys,
panel surveys, perception-based measures, satellite imagery etc.
·        
Substantial experience applying a
wide range of statistical methods to inform program design and change
·        
Strong experience in Digital Data
Gathering (DDG) technology (ODK or ONA preferred)including the ability to
quickly digitalize/script large and complex surveys in XLS form
·        
Excellent data visualizations skills
including familiarity of using data visualizations software (Tableau preferred)
·        
Outstanding communication and report
writing skills and the ability to translate complex statistical insights for
non-technical audiences
·        
Specialized knowledge of one or more
thematic areas including but not limited: WASH, food security, gender,
livelihoods, financial access, natural resource management, disaster risk
reduction, unconditional cash transfers, or a related field
·        
Experience in creating complex
dashboards or managing the development of dashboard-building will serve as a
distinct advantage
·        
Experience working in the
humanitarian sector is an asset but it can be substituted with substantial
experience the private, governmental or development sector4. Detailed
familiarity of mapping software such as QGIS or ArcGIS
·        
Good communication and interpersonal
skills
·        
Strong organizational and team
working skills
·        
Good cultural awareness and
sensitivity
·        
Highly approachable, trustworthy and
confidential
·        
Excellent communication and
presentation skills
·        
Works well under pressure and meet
deadlines
·        
Excellent planning, coordination, and
reporting skills, with the ability to organize a substantial workload comprised
of complex, diverse tasks and responsibilities
Contract Duration: 1 year, renewable subject to availability of funding
Job Grade: 7 as per NRC Kenya National Scale
Travel: 30% within the East Africa & Yemen region
*Open to Kenyan Nationals Only*
*Female applicants are encouraged to apply*
Application Deadline: 31/01/2020
Job Title: Regional Proposal Development and Reporting Coordinator (Grants)
Region: East
Africa & Yemen
The
main purpose of the Proposal Development and Reporting Coordinator position is
to coordinate project and donor proposals and ensure efficient grants
administration for consortia led by NRC, including timely and quality reporting
Duties and responsibilities
Documentation
and Reporting
·        
Prepare reports for donors, partners,
government on program progress, ensuring all reporting requirements of donors
are delivered on time and in a quality manner
·        
Support the Head of Programme Support
Unit and BRCiS Programme Manager by responding to information requests,
drafting success stories, and monitoring and reporting on the impact of the
various core competency programs
·        
Ensure quality of program writing,
including program activity plans, reports and informal updates
·        
Maintain program files and ensure
copies of donor concept notes, proposals, contracts and reports are correctly
filed
·        
Ensure that all programme staff and
partners and are aware of requirements and conditions of grant agreements and
contracts, through the use of grant opening/mid/closing meetings and other
methods
·        
Ensure that grant coordination
systems and processes are successfully implemented across the life of the
grant. Ensure that key controls are in place to support effective management of
the funding portfolio and compliance with the donor requirements
·        
Contribute to program design to
ensure standards are met
·        
Support the Head of Programme Support
Unit and BRCiS Program Manager with the development of strategy and/or position
papers
·        
Work with programme teams and
partners to draft concepts and proposal
·        
Ensure that the parts of the budget
related to program outputs correspond with the proposal narrative before
submission for review
Communications
and Representation
·        
Develop and implement communications
strategy in conjunction with the Head of Programme Support Unit and BRCiS
Program Manager
·        
Ensure compliance with all
donor/organizational communications initiatives
·        
Facilitate information sharing among
internal and appropriate external audiences
·        
Carry out tasks on a need basis in
agreement with the Head of Programme Support Unit and BRCiS Program Manager
·        
University degree in project
management
·        
At least 5 years of relevant
experience within field of expertise
·        
Relevant experience from project
management and grants coordination in the humanitarian sector
·        
Experience from working with
humanitarian and development donors
·        
Good understanding of donor rules and
regulations
·        
Skills and experience in report and
proposal writing
·        
Strong analytical skills (data and
financial)
·        
Excellent written and oral
communication skills in English
·        
Above average computer skills
·        
Strong communication, coordination
and interpersonal skills
·        
Ability to mediate in high-stress
scenarios with competing interest
·        
Planning and delivering results
·        
Managing resources to optimize
results
·        
Influencing
·        
Handling insecure environments
Contract Period: 12
months renewable subject to availability of funding
Salary / Benefits: National
Grade 7 as per Kenya Salary Scale
*Females
candidates are encouraged to apply*
NRC
may be required to verify the identity of its partners and employees to check
they have not been involved in illegal activities. NRC reserves the right to
use electronic screening tools for this purpose.
Application deadline: 28/01/2020
Job Title: WASH Assistant – Solar / Electrical Technician
The
NRC East Africa & Yemen mission is an expanding programme. NRC started its
operations in Kenya in the refugee camps in Dadaab in February 2007. NRC has
WASH, Shelter, Education, Food Security and Livelihood and Information
Counselling and Legal Assistant programmes implemented in the refugee camps in
Dadaab and Kakuma.
All
NRC employees are expected to work in accordance with the organisation’s core
values: dedication, innovation, inclusivity and accountability. These attitudes
and beliefs shall guide our actions and relationships. The NRC East Africa
& Yemen mission is an expanding programme.
NRC
started its operations in Kenya in the refugee camps in Dadaab in February
2007. NRC has WASH, Shelter, Education, Food Security and Livelihood and
Information Counselling and Legal Assistant programmes implemented in the
refugee camps in Dadaab and Kakuma.
All
NRC employees are expected to work in accordance with the organisation’s core
values: dedication, innovation, inclusivity and accountability.
These
attitudes and beliefs shall guide our actions and relationships.
Duties and Responsibilities
The
WASH Assistant – Solar/Electrical technician will be responsible for design,
installation, repair and maintenance of solar power grid and on electrical
parts. He/she will be required to actively participate in the retrieval, repair
and installation of water supply systems in the camp.
He/she
will also be monitoring all electrical installations in the generator rooms and
carry out repairs and maintenance of the standby control panels, change over
switches and other electrical equipment’s in the workshop.
·        
Design, install, inspect, maintain and
repair solar panel systems, including the solar collectors, concentrators,
batteries, pumps, fans, or support structure.
·        
To keep records of all the repairs
those have been done in the field and in the workshop as well the running hours
of the generator sets to ensure timely servicing.
·        
Do any and all electrical work needed
to connect solar system to electric grid. This includes proper grounding
systems, controls and all necessary testing.
·        
Assist in conducting regular
assessments and give recommendations for rehabilitations of the solar systems,
boreholes and submersible pumps.
·        
Capacity building of incentive staffs
and communities in solar powered water systems operation.
·        
Installation of new generators and
retrieval of the old and defective ones ensuring they are well wired and
operational.
·        
Oversee strict daily borehole running
and operation, and being the custodian of gen-set keys and ensure correct
amount of fuel is dispensed to the borehole and compound gensets.
·        
To keep records of all the electrical
repairs and spares that have been done in the field and in the workshop.
·        
To prepare monthly unit reports on
jobs and conditions of all the relevant system.
·        
Technical designs and BoQs for the
power grid for the borehole locations and NRC compounds in Kakuma
·        
To assist in supervision of the
contractors doing upgrade or installations of the power grids in NRC compounds.
·        
Advise and recommend the power
requirement for electrical gadgets.
·        
Together with borehole attendants and
team leader, maintain cleanliness and safety of the gensets, submersible and
booster pumps in the field.
·        
Supporting the WASH Officer-Sources
in procurement of the necessary fast moving spare parts, and working tools for
the repair of the gensets and pumps.
·        
To participate in recruitment of
boreholes attendants borehole watchmen and EST watchmen and ensure they are
well trained in undertaking minor electrical installations and repairs.
·        
Any other assignment as may be
required by the WASH Officer.
·        
Relevant qualifications in Solar /
Electrical Engineering
·        
Proven practical experience in the
planning and execution of WASH Programmes of at least 3 years the management of
generators, pumps and accessories. Ability to maintain generators is an added
advantage.
·        
Ability to initiate, develop, plan and
implement an integrated programme.
·        
Excellent communication (spoken and
written) skills, including the ability to explain and present technical
information
·        
Experience in capacity building and
training of staff and target groups
·        
Political and cultural awareness and
experience of working where insecurity is a major issue
·        
Ability to work independently in a
result oriented multi-tasking and multi-cultural environment and manage
conflicting priorities.
·        
Planning and delivering results
·        
Coping with change
·        
Working with people
·        
Handling insecure environments
Contract period is
one year with possibility of extension.
Salary/benefits: According
to NRC’s general directions, The candidate will observe NRC’s code of conduct
and working hours for the NRC Office in Kakuma.
*Qualified
female candidates & persons with disability are highly encouraged to apply
for this position*

Application Deadline: 04/02/2020

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