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Athi Water Nairobi, Nairobi County, Kenya
May 25, 2017
Full time
Key Duties and Responsibilities Reporting to the Technical Manager, Planning and Engineering Services the position holder will be responsible for the following duties:- Plan, design and develop/expand infrastructure for water supply and waste water. Liaise and work closely with multi-disciplinary teams in the implementation of water and waste water projects. Prepare project proposals funding. Develop technical standards and criteria to guide in implementation of various projects. Develop investment programs and work with stakeholders to develop relevant programs as per the mandate of the Board. Conduct technical appraisals to ascertain compliance with various statutory and related requirements. Prepare, maintain and update water and waste water infrastructure inventory. Engage and manage consultants, contractors and other external parties effectively to ensure the efficient, timely and cost effective delivery of projects. Prepare monitoring and evaluation/progress reports for projects and consultancy contracts. Design and supervise the implementation of water and sanitation infrastructure. Supervise construction and rehabilitation of Water and Sewerage infrastructure. Prepare tender documents including engineering drawings, bills of quantities, specifications and contract documents. Prepare Terms of Reference (TORs) and Requests for Proposals (RFPs) as required for acquisition of various consultants. Any other duties as may be outlined in the annual work plan and assigned from time to time by the Technical Manager. Requirements for Appointment: A Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering. Registered with Engineers Board of Kenya and a corporate member of IEK. A minimum of five (5) years’ relevant working experience in an organization serving a large and demanding public. Demonstrated experience in planning, design and development of water supply and waste water infrastructure. Demonstrated experience in relevant engineering software such as Auto-Cad, GIS packages, etc. Demonstrated experience in contract/project management. Experience in handling donor funded projects. A Master’s degree in a relevant field will be an added advantage.
African Development Solutions (ADESO Africa)
May 25, 2017
Consultancy
CONTEXT One of the NEAR’s goals is to contribute to the international body of knowledge and dialogue regarding effective implementation of humanitarian programs. As such, it will aim to strengthen SNGOs’ capacity to research and publish evidence-based publications that provide support for direct funding of SNGOs in relief work and awareness about SNGOs’ contributions to the global humanitarian system. NEAR will work closely with think tanks and/or universities with research experience and international credibility to collaborate with southern research institutions to conduct a study on the work of local and national NGOs in three locations (Syria, Somalia, and either Nepal or South Sudan) and the financial flows to national actors. The proposed partnership between northern and southern organizations will provide an opportunity for the southern organizations to demonstrate capacity, learn, and increase their international recognition. This north-south collaboration among the researchers will bring various perspectives that will enhance the quality of the work to be produced. The results of this study will contribute significantly to the global humanitarian system’s body of evidence regarding the most effective means of implementing relief work. As such, NEAR will use the information to advocate for policy and programming changes at the international level. To support this work, the network will pursue publication of study results in peer reviewed literature, which helps establish the credibility of results, stimulate discussion, and spur ideas for further scientific investigation. OBJECTIVE OF THE RESEARCH To strengthen SNGOs capacity to research and publish evidence-based publications that provide support for direct funding of SNGOs in humanitarian assistance and create awareness about their contribution to the global humanitarian system. To understand the amount of funding both directly and indirectly that goes to local and national humanitarian actors from international NGO’s, UN agencies and the donor community in three countries: Syria, Somalia and either Nepal or South Sudan, over the course of one financial year, and to quantify the amount of funding by type (e.g. overheads, capacity development, etc.). To analyze the type of partnership in place between the donor and the local actors as per the Principles of Partnership. Strengthen the capacity of SNGOs to conduct research and publish evidence-based publications that provide support for direct funding of SNGO in relief work. To collaborate with southern research institutes. It is important that this research study on financial aid flows not only fill existing gaps but is heavily focused on answering questions that are relevant to affected people first. The research must also contribute to the growing body of evidence about the importance of shifting power and resources to affected communities and local organizations. Applicants can apply for one, two, or all three of the countries and will be selected based on capacity and budget SCOPE OF WORK Develop sound methodology for the research. Set up a reference group to ensure involvement of network members in design of the study, focusing on recent and long lasting emergencies where there have been large financial flows. Support national researchers in analysis of the funding context for local and national humanitarian actors in Syria, Somalia and either Nepal or South Sudan. (Consultants can choose to apply for one, two or three countries.) Engage and support national researchers to engage with international NGO’s, UN agencies, and the donors based in Syria, Somalia and either Nepal or South Sudan, who are funding local and national humanitarian actors either directly or indirectly. (Consultants can choose to apply for one, two or three countries.) Engage and support national researchers to engage with local and national humanitarian actors who are getting and those not getting direct and indirect funding from UN agencies, international NGO’s and donors. Research and document the amount of work being done by local actors in monetary value and the geographical reach of the population in need compared to how much has been raised by the international community in the name of the affected communities. Thorough review of literature  In-depth case studies Carry out at least 5 studies (Feasibility, Baseline Survey, and Program Evaluation) to identify areas that need improvement. Provide recommendations on how to create a fiscal space that involves local actors and promotes local ownership, efficiency and increase local capacity to manage funding for humanitarian response work. Identify what have been the best practices and what are the barriers for donors to provide funding directly, and for local actors to access funding. Identify and analyze the different funding partnership modalities/mechanisms to local and national humanitarian actors in Syria, Somalia and either Nepal or South Sudan (e.g. available pooled funding modalities and national consortiums managing donor funding, etc.; consultants can choose to apply for one, two or three countries). SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS   Experience conducting summative evaluations of complex financial data; Demonstrable skills and experience in analyzing budgets expenditures and utilization at the national or regional and international level. Technical understanding of humanitarian financing and current humanitarian financing debates. Experience working with national and local organizations and actors. Excellent analytical, writing and synthesis skills; writing in accessible format. Ideally, have familiarity with Oxfam and Oxfam’s evolving approach to policy and campaigning or similarly structured global social justice organizations.   All applications should be sent to jobs@near.ngo by June 2, 2017 with ‘Research Study on Transaction Costs’ on the subject line. The selection committee will review all applications as they arrive. All applicants must meet the minimum requirements described above, and those unable to meet these requirements will not be considered.
African Development Solutions (ADESO Africa) Garissa County, Kenya
May 25, 2017
Contract
POSITION SUMMARY Under the direct supervision of the Project Director, the Logistics Officer will be responsible for Logistics and oversight of transportation, warehousing, equipment maintenance. POSITION PURPOSE The Logistics Officer will be responsible for ensuring quality in logistics support across Adeso HQ, field offices, and projects. You will also ensure the logistics function is delivering timely, cost-effective, high quality and appropriate support; and supporting field teams in achieving and maintaining standards in logistics work. SPECIFIC ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Logistics and Procurement Assist in ensuring that the logistics and procurement tracking is current and updated. Ensure timely and accurate logistical reporting to Project Director. Continuously assess the market for new logistics and procurement opportunities. Ensure timely delivery of program supplies to field sites in line with project implementation. Assist in the development, monitoring and review of logistics and procurement plans. Ensure that all logistics contracts with Adeso are in an updated database spreadsheet and are paid on time. Transport and Travel Manage and coordinate vehicles and drivers currently used by the team. Manage and coordinate all air movements within Adeso. Support in the hiring of additional vehicles where necessary. Ensure that the Drivers fill in the log sheets accurately on a daily basis. Arrange for road and air transportation of goods when necessary. Ensure that vehicles are periodically scheduled for maintenance and service. Ensure and maintain various logistics trackers: flight trackers, vehicle insurance trackers vehicle movement trackers, vehicle hire trackers, warehouse trackers etc.  Warehousing/Assets Ensure that all assets and equipment used in Adeso are properly assessed and documented (including physical location and condition) to contribute to an updated country program asset register; Ensure that all documentation is completed and stored in readiness for external and internal audit requirements; To carry out periodic stock checks and to provide physical count of random items in storage. To manage all paperwork related to stored items, including Stock Cards, delivery and receipt papers. Communications/IT Ensure logistical support in event of emergency, and that all necessary advance measures have been taken. Provide IT support/networking support when necessary. Liaison with other NGOs and UN agencies on logistics issues related to communication. Equipment Maintenance Ensure that systems for regular maintenance or repair are implemented for vehicles and other equipment and that routine maintenance and repair of communication and office equipment (computer, radios, satellite phones, power generators) is carried out per schedule. Ensure that proper tracking of equipment out for maintenance is followed. Provide technical supervision of drivers for matters related to safety and security. Others Offer support and trainings when required to logistics staff in the Adeso field locations Any other duties as may be assigned by the Operations Director. SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS Bachelor’s degree/diploma in Logistics and Supply chain management or its equivalent in relevant field. Post graduate technical training an added advantage. Minimum four (4) years’ experience in similar role (NGO field or country head office preferred). Knowledge of DFID donor regulations will be an added advantage. Excellent IT skills, in particular Word, Excel and email is a must. Technical IT skills, such as networking and problem solving is an advantage. Excellent people management skills and good communicator. Highly organized and self-motivated. Ability to work under high pressure and prioritize tasks. High standard of written and spoken English with spoken Kiswahili a must. Each application should be addressed to HR Manager and include the following: An updated CV with updated contact details: Phone No., Email Address and Skype ID; and An application letter which should include cover letter, previous remuneration history and expected remuneration and contact information for three work-related referees.
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