NGO Jobs in Nairobi – Mercy Corps 2019
Career Employment Kenya: NGO Jobs in Nairobi – Mercy Corps 2019
Job Description: Today Work Kenya

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.
We are looking for committed and
dynamic individual to take up the following position:
Position: Human
Resources Officer

Location: Nairobi County

Program / Department Summary: The Human Resource department support in the delivery of the
country strategy and objectives by managing the recruitment and selection,
orientation or new hires and rewards and benefits administration. The
department support line managers with performance management and team member
development initiatives.
General Position Summary: The Human Resources Officer is responsible for the
implementation of human resources processes in support of the achievement of
the country programs’ objectives.
S/he will facilitate of full cycle
recruitment and support the team member life cycles across the county program.
The Human Resources Officer will support in the implementation of policies and
procedures for effective team member management.
Essential Job Responsibilities
Recruitment, Selection and Placement
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Work with hiring managers to ensure
all hiring requests are completed in a timely manner according to recruitment
procedures.
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Support with the revision position
descriptions, preparation of vacancy announcements and posting of positions
through the applicant tracking system and on external job boards.
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Perform full cycle recruitment
activities for positions in the country’s portfolio.
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Longlist candidates based on defined
requirements and present them to the hiring managers for their consideration.
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Support and guide with drafting of
interview guides and conduct interviews for portfolio of positions.
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Conduct background and reference
checks and follow established vetting procedures.
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Prepare letters of offer and
employment agreements for new hires.
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Support with the orientation of all
new national and international staff including scheduling orientation with
required focal points on Mercy Corps’ systems, policies and procedures.
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Responsible for ensuring that
Personnel Action Forms for new hires are prepared and duly completed in a
timely manner.
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Utilize the HR Information Management
System to track new hires while following procedures to ensure compliance with
Mercy Corps.
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A Bachelor’s degree in Human Resource
Management, Business Administration or related field with relevant experience.
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Professional Certification in Human
Resource Management
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3 – 4 years experience with at least
2 years experience in recruitment related activities is a must.
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Previous experience with the
International NGO sector supporting a large country portfolio is required.
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Experience in successful sourcing and
talent acquisition for diverse candidates is desired.
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Demonstrated experience working in a
high-volume context and complex recruitment environment.
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Proficiency in MS Office, HR
Information Management and applicant tracking systems is required. Knowledge of
online platforms for talent sourcing is an added advantage.
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Ability to communicate, influence and
problem solve effectively across diverse cultures and geographical distances
with sensitivity.
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Fluency in written and spoken
English.
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Solid communication skills and
decision-making capabilities based on analytical skills and critical thought
processes.
For the detailed Position Description
and application procedure, please visit the following link: https://bit.ly/2QZmW4D
Location: Nairobi,
Samburu and Turkana Counties
Program / Department Summary: The Operations Department is committed to
implementing and maintaining the highest standards of efficiency and integrity
in the operations functions. The overriding objective for all administration
and logistics operations is the prompt and effective provision of support
services to Mercy Corps’ beneficiary populations in compliance with donor rules
General Position Summary: The driver will work within the Operations department of
the logistics support structure to provide safe, transport services for Mercy
Corps program and support staff in the respective field location. The driver
will adhere to all traffic and Mercy Corps safety rules and follow the
transport guidelines required by the Mercy Corps operations department.
Essential Job Responsibilities
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Operate Mercy Corps vehicles as assigned
by supervisor.
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Maintain vehicle log-sheets in
accordance with Mercy Corps policies/regulations.
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Check the vehicle conditions after
each trip/routinely – report needs and problems to logistics team.
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Adhere to all safety and
communication protocols as advised by Mercy Corps and supervisor.
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Responsible for the safekeeping of
all vehicle equipment, tools, first aid kits, spares etc.
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Keep the vehicle ready, clean and on
standby – ready for use at all times.
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Assist, as required, with logistics
in the office daily workloads.
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Cooperate and be of assistance to
staff and visitors – assist in troubleshooting potential problems during daily
business.
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Report all maintenance needs of the
vehicle to transport management on a regular basis.
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Undertake field assignments as
assigned.
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Responsible for preparing and
submitting monthly vehicle fuel and maintenance reports to the Logistics focal
point.
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Adherence to all Mercy Corps policies
and procedures as outlined in Mercy Corps policies and procedure manuals.
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Conduct himself/herself both
professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to Mercy
Corps and to not jeopardize its humanitarian mission in country of operation.
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Other duties as assigned.
For
the detailed Position Descriptions and application procedure for the roles,
please visit the following links:
Position: Field Directors
Location: Samburu
and Turkana Counties
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.
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 Field Director in each county will promote a culture
of collaboration, learning and adaptation amongst Mercy Corps staff, partner
organizations, county government and a variety of other stakeholders that are
committed to reducing acute malnutrition. S/he will ensure integration between
diverse program activities and the continual refinement of our approach based
on evidence of what works.
The
Field Director will build collaborative relationships with county government,
CSOs, the private sector and other key stakeholders to ensure efficient program
implementation and shared ownership of the program as well as its results. S/he
will be the primary program representative to donors, relevant government
entities, partners, other implementers and stakeholders in the field.
Essential Job Responsibilities
Strategy,
Leadership And Representation
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Communicate a clear vision of the
complex program to county team members and other stakeholders that translates
into concrete program design and incorporates learning.
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Represent Mercy Corps and the program
at the highest levels of county government; maintaining productive
relationships with internal and external constituents such as private sector
partners, county government, civil society, communities, and other
stakeholders.
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Lead county level planning processes
and provide strategic updates in collaboration with technical leads.
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Ensure that all program activities
are tightly integrated at the county level and are responsive to the overall
vision for the program – in close collaboration with the Nairobi-based
technical leads.
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Continuously monitors program
performance and, in coordination with the Deputy Chief of Party, generates and
evaluates alternative solutions and makes effective and timely decisions.
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Provide leadership and oversight that
helps inform and improve program outcomes and county level results.
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Lead in the principles, methods or
tools for developing, scheduling, coordinating, and managing program activities
and resources – including monitoring and inspecting costs, work, staff and
consultant performance.
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Oversee daily office and program
activities by ensuring program staff are following work plans as assigned by
respective team leaders.
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Serve as a resource for program staff
and input into activity design, evidence-based programming, M&E plans, and
impact assessments.
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Support internal and external reviews
and lead the analysis of findings, with a strong emphasis on learning.
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Ensure adherence to Mercy Corps
administrative procedures by support and program staff.
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Work daily with program staff and
receive regular updates of program activities- ensure activities are on
schedule.
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Conduct daily meetings and receive
routine reports from support functions, as per MC policies, and facilitate
linkages to programming.
For
the detailed Position Descriptions and application procedure for the roles,
please visit the following links:
Position: Market Systems and Resilience Officer
Location: Possibly
In Isiolo, Wajir Or Samburu County
Program / Department Summary: Mercy Corps in partnership with TechnoServe and Agora
Global are implementing a Market Systems Approach to Youth Employment,
Resilience and Livelihoods development in rural and marginalized areas of Kenya
— this program will operate in Wajir, Marsabit, Isiolo, Samburu and Tana River
counties.
The
program will be delivered through a Swedish International Development Agency
(SIDA) opportunity that aims to promote productive employment, improved
livelihood and resilience for rural youth in Kenya.
The
program has two phases: inception phase intended to conduct a robust market
systems analysis and an implementation phase (based on successful inception and
a new agreement with SIDA).
General Position Summary: This position will be based in either of the following
locations: Isiolo, Wajir or Samburu County.
The
Market Systems and Resilience Officer will support the program leadership with
mapping the market system structure, actors, and their linkages in order to
provide insight into the incentives, constraints, and opportunities that
restrict or enable market systems to serve vulnerable households and
individuals, in particular youth.
S/he
is responsible for the implementation of program activities especially in the
components related to resilience and market systems components of the program.
The
Market Systems and Resilience Officer will support in the design of the
diagnosis, collection and analysis of data as well as the implementation of
pilot activities.
Essential Job Responsibilities
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Carry out assessments in the target
geographic areas to assess the current situation, economic opportunities and
resources, needs and potential interventions as well as obstacles that could be
mitigated to promote productive employment, improved livelihood and resilience
for rural youth.
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Explore, evaluate and present market
opportunities and recommend program priorities that promote resilience and
livelihood for rural youth.
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Pilot activities to identify
approaches and interventions that can provide livelihood opportunities to
scale.
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Support with analysis of the markets
and market systems relevant to the program interventions, including documenting
and analyzing observations and results as well as drawing relevant conclusions
to inform future intervention strategies.
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Pilot activities to identify
approaches and interventions in response to key identified constraints and
opportunities that are gender-responsive and support youth access to and
participation in market systems that can provide livelihood opportunities to
scale.
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Support with a gender assessment to
identify non-market factors that either inhibit or enable the participation of
women and men in market systems.
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Identify small business activities
and value-addition opportunities that strengthen economic opportunities,
especially for rural youth, in the identified sectors as informed by assessments.
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Highlight market-based skills which
are emerging with urban growth and work with public, private and development
actors on efforts to match skills of young people and for urban livelihoods and
services.
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Participate in the risk analysis to
assess how environment, conflict and economic risks affect the supporting
functions, rules, and norms within each market system and their effects on
young women and men.
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Ensure an integrated approach to
program implementation in order to maximize resource utilization and synergy
between the staff and different MC programs where relevant and feasible.
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Introduce the program to relevant
stakeholders including local business owners, financial service providers,
local government offices concerned with economic growth and services, and
actors to foster positive cooperation and forge links for the youth between
market actors, producers, end users, etc.
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Bachelor of Arts or Sciences is
required.
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3-4 years experience in one or more
of these sectors: agriculture, livestock or micro/small business development.
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Experience in youth programming is a
must.
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Experience in livelihoods and
resilience programming especially through application of market-based
approaches.
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Livelihoods experience in the Arid
and Semi-Arid Lands (ASALs) of Kenya including knowledge of languages in either
of the counties of program operation.
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Strong writing and report development
skills.
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Prior experience in developing
partnerships with both private and public actors as part of program
implementation in achieving project goals.
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Excellent teamwork abilities and
interpersonal skills.
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Proficiency in the English language
is required.
For
the detailed Position Description and application procedure, please visit the
following link: https://bit.ly/2QWUksU

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