NGO Jobs in Nairobi Kenya - Norwegian Refugee Council

Norwegian Refugee Council
 
Food Security (Livelihood) Specialist - Kenya
 
Job location: Nairobi
 
Ref. nr.: 3204157952

Full time
 
The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is a non-governmental, humanitarian organization with 60 years of experience in helping to create a safer and more dignified life for refugees and internally displaced people. 


NRC advocates for the rights of displaced populations and offers assistance within the shelter, education, emergency food security, legal assistance, and water,sanitation and hygiene sectors.

The Norwegian Refugee Council has approximately 5000 committed and competent employees involved in projects across four continents.

In addition, NRC runs one of the world’s largest standby rosters -NORCAP, with 650 professionals, ready to be deployed on 72 hours notice when a crisis occurs
 
All NRC employees are expected to work in accordance with the organisation’s core values: dedication, innovation, inclusivity and accountability. These attitudes and believes shall guide our actions and relationships.
 
Job Description
  • Develop Food Security (and Livelihood) strategy, technical guidance and Macro LFAs
  • Compliance with and adherence to NRC policies, guidance and procedures
  • Contribute to fundraising, develop and revise funding proposal, budgets and donor reports
  • Identify trends technical standards and donor priorities
  • Follow up on compliance with contractual commitments within Food Security (and Livelihood), ensure high technical quality and synergies in project implementation
  • Provide technical direction and project implementation support
  • Ensure that key learnings are extracted from CC implementation, and incorporate them in CC and staff development processes
  • Provide systematic training and build capacity of technical staff
  • Represent NRC in relevant forums/working group and clusters, including with national authorities and donors
  • Promote the rights of IDPs/returnees in line with the advocacy strategy
  • Develop a country livelihoods strategy mainstreamed through NRC’s Core Competencies and implementation plan in consultation with the ME Department taking the lead when required of specific assessments
  • Assess and analyse the current livelihood coping strategies of refugees (and vulnerable local populations) in targeted areas.
  • Identify the socio-economic profiles of the assessed population (main wealth-groups/socio-economic categories of the population characterized in terms of household composition; livelihood assets; shelter condition, income sources; exposure to food insecurity);
  • Assess and Identify priorities, opportunities, constraints and capacity-gaps for accessing employment/livelihood opportunities
  • Lead skills, value chains, markets assessments / analysis in targeted areas
  • Develop recommendations and operational guidance’s of which type, when and where NRC should apply Cash Based Intervention in targeted areas (camps and out of camps), consulting key stakeholders at each stage.
  • Ensure that M&E procedures for CBIs are, understood followed and adapted to the context: review and adaptation of assessment and monitoring tools for the CBI (pre intervention, during and post intervention), contributing to the development of systems to improve targeting, appropriateness and to reduce the risk of aid diversion and conflict of interest by program staff, local authorities and local partners.
  • Identify multipurpose cash and vouchers program modalities suitable for Core Competencies integration (beneficiary targeting criteria, community mobilization approaches, transfer mechanisms and local partnerships).
  • Undertake and or supervise research and assessments, develop ToRs and ensure quality reports are produced and shared with line manager and as agreed.
  • In coordination with the M&E Department, ensure that the required quantitative and qualitative data is collected and provided as for ME internal procedures.
  • Documentation of good practices– case studies, successful programming approaches and lessons learnt
Qualifications
  • Minimum 5 years of experience of food security and / or livelihood programme in a humanitarian or recovery context
  • Minimum 5 years of Programme Management experience
  • University degree in economy, rural development, livelihoods, or related field
  • Proven track record of setting up and implementing monitoring, documentation and learning systems
  • Knowledge of food security refugee’s context
  • Experience with integrated livelihoods programming, enabling the development of livelihoods strategies
  • Experience of implementation of cash-based programming
Education field: Social science

Education level:
 College / University, Bachelor's degree

Personal Qualities
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal
  • Excellent writing and analytical skills
Language: English

We offer
  • Duty station: Nairobi
  • Contract period is for 12 months 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 Nairobi
Miscellaneous info
  • Travel: Some travelling must be expected
Search criteria:
  • Location: Kenya
  • Industry: Emergency Relief
  • Special field: Food Security
  • Role: Middle / line manager
How to Apply

Go to
 www.nrc.no to apply online
 
Deadline for application: 27/09/2016 


M & E Manager (EAC Project) - Region Horn of Africa
 
Job Location: Nairobi
 
Ref. nr.: 3210551012

Full time

Number of positions: 1

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is a non-governmental, humanitarian organization with 60 years of experience in helping to create a safer and more dignified life for refugees and internally displaced people. 


NRC advocates for the rights of displaced populations and offers assistance within the shelter, education, emergency food security, legal assistance, and water,sanitation and hygiene sectors.

The Norwegian Refugee Council has approximately 5000 committed and competent employees involved in projects across four continents. 

In addition, NRC runs one of the world’s largest standby rosters -NORCAP, with 650 professionals, ready to be deployed on 72 hours notice when a crisis occurs
 
The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is a non-governmental, humanitarian organisation with 60 years of experience in helping to create a safer and more dignified life for refugees and internally displaced people. 

NRC advocates for the rights of displaced populations and offers assistance through its core competencies (CCs): Camp Management, Education, Food Security, Information Counselling and Legal Assistance, Shelter, and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene.

In the Horn of Africa, South Sudan and Yemen (HoASSY) region, about 40% of school age children are out of school and require urgent support to access quality education. 

NRC in partnership with Education Above All Foundation - Educate A Child Programme (EAC) has a three-year funded project to be implemented in Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen.

The aim of the project is to provide out-of-school children in the selected countries with access to inclusive, quality education. 

NRC will use multiple approaches such as rapid response education in crisis situations; catch-up/bridging programmes to enable re-entry to formal schools; accelerated learning programmes for older out-of-school children; training teachers through pre- and in-service modalities; training of other education personnel; capacity building and technical assistance to ministries of education; and support to formal primary schools to ensure better access, retention and quality learning.
 
The purpose of the position is to provide overall responsibility for Monitoring, evaluation and learning under the EAC project in the region by working closely with other M&E staff to establish and implement a standardized Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) system for the project. The following is a brief description of the role.

Job Description
  • Under the strategic direction of the Education Above All Foundation - Educate A Child Programme (EAC) Chief of Party, establish and implement an M&E System for the project
  • Promote the standardization of M&E processes throughout the countries implementing the EAC project, ensuring coherence and quality of information collected against planned results and activities.
  • Provide technical and surge support to the EAC implementing countries in the region on M&E processes, outcome monitoring, quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis for assessments, donor reporting and other processes
  • Provide technical advice and backstopping support to EAC Project Managers in the field and contribute to the setting and monitoring targets for the project
  • Plan and execute project assessments, reviews and evaluations in coordination with the EAC Chief of Party and other project staff
  • Support the roll out of mobile phone data collection by training field staff, guiding in the creation of questionnaire templates and providing technical support
  • Conduct training on the M&E Framework for all countries implementing EAC project
  • Facilitate learning amongst the EAC implementing countries through reviews of progress against bench marks, collecting lessons learnt and best practices and facilitating dissemination of the same across in region
  • Lead the development of a web-based dashboard to facilitate EAC project implementing countries access to relevant information from the data collected through Digital Data Gathering (DDG) technology
  • Establish and implement an Accountability Framework with an ingrained Complaints Response and Feedback Mechanism (CRFM) for timely decision making and improvements to programming
  • Ensure standardization of tools for all EAC Project implementing countries to undertake regular Programme monitoring including carrying out assessments, establishing baseline surveys, documenting progress, conducting Post-Distribution Monitoring (PDM) and endline surveys and evaluations
  • Hold meetings with the EAC technical advisors and consultants on a quarterly basis to ensure smooth coordination and to check that project tools are in line with EAC standards
  • Ensure close collaboration with the Communication and Advocacy unit in regards to external knowledge sharing and evidence based advocacy and related external communication
  • Promote the rights of refugees, IDPs and returnees in line with the regional advocacy strategy.
  • Ensure compliance and adherence to NRC programme policy, education tools and handbooks
Qualifications
  • University degree preferably in statistics, social sciences, development or other relevant discipline.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience designing and implementing M&E systems for international donor-funded projects
  • Solid experience of work with windows based computer software, SSP, GIS, excellent at excel
  • Solid experience in programme monitoring and evaluation as well as ability to design M & E tools relevant to the education sector
  • Experience in conducting M&E activities in highly insecure context and for programme using community based approach (including data collection, statistical analysis, qualitative research, outcome monitoring and dissemination of results)
  • Experience in designing survey and research tools, organizing and delivering training workshops, managing community mobilization and advocacy activities for local non-governmental organizations
  • Ability to work closely with field based national staff and experience in various staff training
  • High level of communication, interpersonal, representation and negotiation skills
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal
  • Knowledge in Arabic language will be an added advantage
Education field
  • Finance / Economics
  • Social science
Education level
  • College / University, Bachelor's degree
Personal qualities
  • Handling insecure environments
  • Managing resources to optimize results
  • Managing performance and development
  • Initiating action and coping with change
  • Ability to work under pressure and with limited supervision
  • Able to present and represent an organisation
  • Culturally sensitive and coping with a changing environment
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong analysis skills (qualitative and quantitative)
  • Experience working with statistical computer software packages
  • Goal oriented with ability to work under pressure, independently and with limited supervision
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks in a fast paced and complex environment.
  • Flexible and proactive attitude towards problem-solving
Language: English

We offer
  • Duty station: Nairobi
  • Contract period is for 12 months 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 Nairobi
  • 40% Travel is expected.
Miscellaneous info
  • Travel: Some travelling must be expected
Search criteria:
  • Location: Kenya
  • Industry: Emergency Relief
  • Special field: Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Role: Middle / line manager
How to Apply

Go to 
www.nrc.no to apply online

Deadline for application: 03/10/2016 


Finance Manager - Region Horn of Africa
 
Ref. nr.: 3210369852

Full time
 
Job location: Nairobi
 
The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is a non-governmental, humanitarian organization with 60 years of experience in helping to create a safer and more dignified life for refugees and internally displaced people. 


NRC advocates for the rights of displaced populations and offers assistance within the shelter, education, emergency food security, legal assistance, and water,sanitation and hygiene sectors.
  
The Norwegian Refugee Council has approximately 5000 committed and competent employees involved in projects across four continents. 

In addition, NRC runs one of the world’s largest standby rosters -NORCAP, with 650 professionals, ready to be deployed on 72 hours notice when a crisis occurs
 
The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is a non-governmental, humanitarian organisation with 60 years of experience in helping to create a safer and more dignified life for refugees and internally displaced people. 

NRC advocates for the rights of displaced populations and offers assistance through its core competencies (CCs): Camp Management, Education, Food Security, Information Counselling and Legal Assistance, Shelter, and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene.

In the Horn of Africa, South Sudan and Yemen (HoASSY) region, about 40% of school age children are out of school and require urgent support to access quality education.

NRC in partnership with Education Above All Foundation - Educate A Child Programme (EAC) has a three-year funded project to be implemented in Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen. 

The aim of the project is to provide out-of-school children in the selected countries with access to inclusive, quality education. 

NRC will use multiple approaches such as rapid response education in crisis situations; catch-up/bridging programmes to enable re-entry to formal schools; accelerated learning programmes for older out-of-school children; training teachers through pre- and in-service modalities; training of other education personnel; capacity building and technical assistance to ministries of education; and support to formal primary schools to ensure better access, retention and quality learning.

The purpose of this position is to ensure the effective and efficient Financial Management of the Educate a Child project by providing leadership in developing tools for successfully administering the overall budget across the 5 implementing countries and providing financial analysis of the project’s performance to inform decision making processes.

The Finance Manager will work with finance staff from all the implementing countries and will oversee the coordination of financial monitoring and reporting in accordance to the donor rules and regulations.
 
Job Description

Specific Responsibilities
  • Coordinate the financial aspects of the multi-state, multi-year, program in line with EAC requirements.
  • Ensure all financial and accounting aspects of project operations, strong internal control system, accurate and on time submission of financial reports to the donor.
  • Ensure that financial management systems and records for EAC are effective and robust in order to identify and protect the assets and interests of the program
  • Consolidate financial reports, fund requests and budget amendments in a timely manner throughout the life the EAC project.
  • Review and monitor budgets for all implementing countries to support financial stability, efficiency and value for money.
  • Be the focal point for the EAC project budget preparation and budget revisions and occasionally participate in any such meetings to foster compliance and to address any financial issues.
  • Ensure that all procurements, payments and other transactions are in line with EAC financial guidelines, rules and regulations for procurement, accounting and reporting
  • Train NRC staff involved in EAC project and finance staff in EAC rules and Regulations.
  • Monitor and support budget preparation and any revisions to budget holders for relevant proposed projects during the period.
  • Review all financial reports and make sure their expenses comply with both EAC donor’s requirement and NRC’s financial regulations.
  • Coordinate the project audits as per the donor requirements.
  • Facilitate training sessions on grants management, general accounting, internal controls and administrative systems for EAC project within the implementing countries.
  • Undertake periodic visits to the implementing countries & field offices in order to support staff and put forward recommendations for improvements where appropriate
Qualifications
  • Minimum 3 years of experience from working as a senior Finance Manager in a humanitarian/recovery context
  • Experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
  • Solid knowledge of computer software and modern accounting systems
  • Ability to work closely with field based national staff and experience in various staff training
  • High level of communication, interpersonal, representation and negotiation skills
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal
  • Knowledge in Arabic language will be an added advantage
Education field: Finance / Economics

Education level: College / University, Bachelor's degree

Personal qualities
  • Handling insecure environments
  • Managing resources to optimize results
  • Managing performance and development
  • Initiating action and coping with change
  • Ability to work under pressure and with limited supervision
  • Able to present and represent an organisation
  • Culturally sensitive and coping with a changing environment
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong analysis skills (qualitative and quantitative)
  • Experience working with statistical computer software packages
  • Goal oriented with ability to work under pressure, independently and with limited supervision
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks in a fast paced and complex environment.
  • Flexible and proactive attitude towards problem-solving
Language: English

We offer
  • Duty station: Nairobi
  • Contract period is for 12 months 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 Nairobi
  • 40% Travel is expected.
Miscellaneous info
  • Travel: Some travelling must be expected
Search criteria:
  • Location: Kenya
  • Industry: Emergency Relief
  • Special field: Finance
  • Role: Supervisor
How to Apply

Go to 
www.nrc.no to apply online

Deadline for application:
 03/10/2016


Chief of Party - Educate A Child (EAC Project) - Region Horn of Africa
 
Ref. nr.: 3210352587

Full time
 
Job location: Nairobi
 
The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is a non-governmental, humanitarian organization with 60 years of experience in helping to create a safer and more dignified life for refugees and internally displaced people. 


NRC advocates for the rights of displaced populations and offers assistance within the shelter, education, emergency food security, legal assistance, and water,sanitation and hygiene sectors.

The Norwegian Refugee Council has approximately 5000 committed and competent employees involved in projects across four continents. 

In addition, NRC runs one of the world’s largest standby rosters -NORCAP, with 650 professionals, ready to be deployed on 72 hours notice when a crisis occurs
 
The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is a non-governmental, humanitarian organisation with 60 years of experience in helping to create a safer and more dignified life for refugees and internally displaced people. 

NRC advocates for the rights of displaced populations and offers assistance through its core competencies (CCs): Camp Management, Education, Food Security, Information Counselling and Legal Assistance, Shelter, and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene.

In the Horn of Africa, South Sudan and Yemen (HoASSY) region, about 40% of school age children are out of school and require urgent support to access quality education. 

NRC in partnership with Education Above All Foundation - Educate A Child Programme (EAC) has a three-year funded project to be implemented in Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen. 

The aim of the project is to provide out-of-school children in the selected countries with access to inclusive, quality education. 

NRC will use multiple approaches such as rapid response education in crisis situations; catch-up/bridging programmes to enable re-entry to formal schools; accelerated learning programmes for older out-of-school children; training teachers through pre- and in-service modalities; training of other education personnel; capacity building and technical assistance to ministries of education; and support to formal primary schools to ensure better access, retention and quality learning.

Job Description

Generic Responsibilities
  • Provide leadership, management, and clear strategic direction to the programme
  • Accountable for well-organized planning and implementation of programme activities as well as changes in programme direction as needed
  • Accountable for efficient use of resources and achievement of results
  • Establish, maintain, and coordinate successful relationships with numerous stakeholders and partners.
  • Responsible for the development of staff capacity and guidance to senior technical staff and programme teams.
  • Engage with team members, partners, and beneficiaries at project sites to monitor progress and revise the project’s approach as needed.
  • Accountable directly to the donor and ensure that the project meets desired goals and objectives and to report on progress.
  • Accountable for budget projections, spending, and reporting in accordance with donor and NRC requirements.
  • Accountable for the application of the programme specific M&E Framework including review of progress against bench marks
  • Accountable for organizational learning from programme implementation
  • Accountable for the collection, collation and dissemination of programme information and analysis of results for the purposes of programme decision making, communication and advocacy
Specific Responsibilities
  • Provide technical oversight and overall support to the EAC project activities, ensuring quality standards and developing tools to facilitate project implementation in the region
  • Coordinate the EAC project implementation in the five selected countries in the region, organizing technical review meetings and establishing a forum for project staff to seek advice and share experiences
  • Provide technical guidance and ensure that the EAC project implementation is in compliance with the donor’s agreed requirements, government and NRC policies as well as community expectations
  • Ensure capacity building of the EAC project implementation staff where necessary and conduct periodic field visits for support and problem solving
  • Support the country education specialists in developing proposals for co-funding of the EAC project as well as providing input on needs and gaps.
  • Identify and monitor risks, constraints, technical issues and escalate issues related with EAC education project in the region based on evaluations, field visits and periodic reports for timely leadership action.
  • Standardize technical approaches and guidelines around EAC education project implementation in the region
  • Contribute to the overall education CC program and strategy development in collaboration with the Regional education advisor
  • Ensure integrated approach for NRC education programmes in the region and create synergies with other core competencies by closely working with the Regional CC Advisers
  • Liaise and collaborate with relevant local authorities and other key stakeholders.
  • Promote the rights of refugees, IDPs and returnees in line with the regional advocacy strategy.
Qualifications
  • At least 8 years of technical experience implementing and managing education related interventions (formal and non-formal education/ education in emergencies, Teacher training etc), especially in refugee/ IDP/ displacement contexts
  • Senior level education programme and/ or technical supervision and coordination experience (ideally in horn/ sub-Saharan Africa region)
  • Experience in leading multisectoral assessment teams and providing technical guidance on education in emergencies
  • Solid experience in programme monitoring and evaluation as well as ability to design M & E tools relevant to the education sector
  • Ability to work closely with field based national staff and experience in various staff training
  • High level of communication, interpersonal, representation and negotiation skills
  • Ability to write high quality concept notes and technical sections for donor proposals
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal
  • Knowledge in Arabic language will be an added advantage
Education field: Education

Education level: College / University, Bachelor's degree

Personal Qualities
  • Handling insecure environments
  • Managing resources to optimize results
  • Managing performance and development
  • Initiating action and coping with change
  • Ability to work under pressure and with limited supervision
  • Able to present and represent an organisation
  • Culturally sensitive and coping with a changing environment
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong analysis skills (qualitative and quantitative)
  • Experience working with statistical computer software packages
  • Goal oriented with ability to work under pressure, independently and with limited supervision
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks in a fast paced and complex environment.
  • Flexible and proactive attitude towards problem-solving
Language: English

We offer
  • Duty station: Nairobi
  • Contract period is for 12 months 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 Nairobi
  • 40% Travel is expected.
Miscellaneous info

Travel: Some travelling must be expected

Search criteria:
  • Location: Kenya
  • Industry: Emergency Relief
  • Special field: Education / Training
  • Role: Supervisor
How to Apply

Go to 
www.nrc.no 
to apply online

Deadline for application: 03/10/2016 

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