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Latest NGO Jobs in Kenya - Oxfam

Oxfam’s Kenya Programme is a complex programme that incorporates both rapid and slow onset emergencies as well as longer term development and policy work.

Oxfam Kenya applies a one programme approach which means it has multiple activities that support a holistic approach to humanitarian, development and advocacy for long lasting change in poverty reduction.

Oxfam in Kenya works in the north, principally in Turkana, Dadaab and Wajir, the Nairobi informal settlements and on national level advocacy and coordination issues in multi stakeholder fora.

Oxfam also intends to scale up some social protection safety nets in Mombasa.

Oxfam has launched its largest ever appeal in Africa in response to the massive food crisis facing more than 12 million people across Ethiopia, Somalia and Kenya.

In Kenya, Oxfam aims to help 1.3 million people with clean water, cash initiatives and veterinary support people’s livestock.

To this end, we are seeking to fill the following positions:

Data Management / Accounts Assistant

Location:
 Mombasa

Contract:
 Fixed term 8 months, National Level E1

The Data Management and Accounts Assistant (DMAA) will be responsible for collating and inputting all the information gathered from the field team and according to the agreed mandatory fields for completion in the database. Data will be managed efficiently, with accuracy and in relation to the timing of monthly cash transfers.

The DMAA therefore must ensure all data entries are accurate. The data assistant will also support the Mombasa office in managing the finance requirements including managing the office petty cash. The integrity and professionalism of the post holder is therefore an essential and non-negotiable requirement of this post.

To be successful in this role, you will need a first degree and recognised accounting qualification or intermediate accountancy qualification (CPA, ACCA level two or its equivalent), a highly developed appreciation of the importance of accuracy, rigour and efficiency as integral to effective database and information systems management.

Practical experience of humanitarian context analysis including cash transfer projects and monitoring systems will be an added advantage.

You will have knowledge and a commitment to skills transfer to partners, including training and coaching skills. Proven ability to work independently, organise and prioritise workloads effectively and also work as part of a closely-knit team is needed.

You will have the ability to handle multiple tasks concurrently and the ability to plan, liaise and follow tasks through to completion is required. You are expected to have well developed interpersonal and team skills and ability to adapt to rapidly changing external constraints under pressure with minimal supervision.

Confidentiality, tact and diplomacy is essential, with a proven capacity to handle confidential information with sensitivity supported by the necessary controls. Good communication skills in written and spoken English and Kiswahili are essential.

Urban Food Security & Livelihoods Officer

Location:
 Mombasa

Contract:
 Fixed term 8 months, National Level D1

The post holder will support the partners in the implementation of the agreed cash transfer intervention. In collaboration with the partners, the Urban Food Security and Livelihoods Adviser, support training of the partners’ and Ministry of Gender Children & Social Development (MGC&SD) on cash transfers as part of a larger Social Protection programme.

The role provides feedback to partners and the MGC&SD on their programme implementation skills.

He/she will support in the implementation of monitoring and evaluation tools and management of databases for the cash transfer project and support if the programme is to be up scaled up.

The post holder will ensure quality project implementation process and document project outcomes. The post holder will coordinate the projects data collection, computation and analysis and making reports available to inform the program.

You will also ensure that the correct targeted beneficiaries are registered and accurately enrolled, including registration into M&E required data management systems.

He/she will support the cash transfer project in Urban Informal Settlements of Mombasa and share relevant information to MGC&SD as part of capacity and ownership building. You are expected to Liaise with local administrative authorities, private sector and other civil society organisations for project linkages and sustainability.

The post holder will ensure that project implementation is sensitive to community needs, women rights, HIV/AIDS and diversity while ensuring the involvement of the poorest members of the community.

To be successful in this role, you will have a degree in social sciences, with intensive experience in project implementation in the urban informal settlements as well as in-depth experience in food security and livelihoods interventions.

He/she will have a good understanding of project cycle management including monitoring and evaluation. Proven experience of participatory programme approaches, monitoring and learning partner management and capacity building skills are essential.

You will need good analysis and report writing skills coupled with strong communication skills in written and spoken English and Swahili. You are expected to be able to thoroughly handle multiple tasks at once, plan and follow tasks through to completion.

You will have well developed interpersonal, team skills and be adaptive to rapidly changing external constraints under pressure with minimal supervision. Confidentiality, tact and diplomacy are required in this role. Knowledge of HIV/AIDS, gender and diversity mainstreaming is essential.

Monitoring and Learning Officer

Location:
 Mombasa

Contract:
 Fixed term 8 months, National Level D2

The Monitoring and Learning Officer will support the program in the implementation of the agreed monitoring and evaluation system for the Cash Transfer Social Protection Programme of the Government of Kenya, including post-distribution monitoring for cash transfer.

In collaboration with the partners and the Mombasa Urban Livelihoods and Food Security Officer, you will support training of the partners on monitoring and evaluation data collection methods.

He/she will provide feedback to field staff on their data collection skills. The post holder will design the programme monitoring and evaluation tools and databases for the diverse projects of the program.

You will coordinate the Social Protection program data collection, computation, cleaning and data analysis and make the analysis reports available to inform the program.

The role supports the program to document and analyse the effects and impact of the intervention in Urban Informal Settlements of Mombasa. You will ensure that all analysed data is used to inform the program management to influence decisions, and that feedback is made to all relevant parties (beneficiaries, the administration and all partners).

The post holder will assist partners with data compilation and directly manage the storing of crucial monitoring and evaluation program data as well as ensure that all work is carried out in a way that is sensitive to community needs and gender issues while ensuring the involvement of the poorest members of the community and promotes the full and equal participation of women.

The successful candidate will have a degree in social sciences with in-depth experience in project monitoring and evaluation in an international NGO. You will need proven practical experience of humanitarian and development context analysis and programming, including cash transfer projects and monitoring systems.

It is essential to have a good understanding of project cycle management including developing monitoring and evaluation framework.

You will have proven experience of participatory programme approaches, good analysis and report writing skills coupled with strong communication skills in written and spoken English. Working knowledge of Swahili is a must.

You will also have well developed interpersonal and team skills and ability to adapt to rapidly changing external constraints under pressure with minimal supervision. Knowledge of HIV/AIDS, gender and diversity mainstreaming is required.

Deputy Programme Manager

Location:
 Dadaab

Contract:
 Fixed term 4 months, National Level D1

The Deputy Programme Manager will provide day to day management support to the Programme team, ensuring adequate planning and efficient use of available resources in the implementation of activities in Kambioos refugee camp and also provide overall management / representation cover for the Programme Manager (PM) during periods of absence.

In liaison with the Program Manager, the post holder will be expected to ensure compliance with donor requirements in procurement, financial management reporting and in line with Oxfam’s internal procedures, support the PM in proposal and project development, monitor the overall status of key environmental, social, economic and political indicators and participate in making recommendations as well as support the PM in hosting and briefing visitors (internal and external) including donors and the media and commissioned research or technical inputs of external specialists.

To be successful in this role, you will be expected to have a degree in social sciences or related field coupled with experience in managing development and/or humanitarian projects, proposal development and managing donor commitments.

You will be required to have analytical and strategic planning skills, coordination, influencing and negotiating skills with diverse audiences as well as confident representation skills.

The post holder will be required to posses excellent team abilities to build good relations both internally and externally, good written and spoken English as well as the commitment to Humanitarian Principles and action.

To apply

If you believe you fit the profile, please submit your application and CV detailing your experience for the post and including daytime telephone contact and two referees, preferably your current line managers to kenyajobs@oxfam.org.uk by 21st September 2011.

Indicate in the subject line the position that you are applying for.

Please note that due to the current emergency response we will be reviewing and interviewing applications as they are submitted.

If successful candidate is found we may appoint prior to the 21st of September.

We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organization


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