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NGO Job Opportunities in Nairobi Kenya - Danish Demining Group

Danish Demining Group (DDG) is a unit within the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) specialised in Armed Violence Reduction (AVR) and Humanitarian Mine Action (HMA). DDG was established in 1998 and has been operational in the Horn of Africa since 1999 

The focus of our work has increasingly moved towards AVR, including community-driven approaches to improving public security provision, conflict management and conflict analysis and sensitivity.

In Kenya, DDG’s portfolio includes a cross-border community safety and conflict management project in Turkana, West Pokot and Karamoja and conflict assessment and GIS mapping focused on documenting and analyzing changing conflict and security dynamics with the aim of contributing to conflict prevention and management. 
 
DDG is starting up innovative conflict and security mapping projects using GIS mapping tools for armed violence prevention and reduction. 

To coordinate the implementation of these projects and spearhead the further development of and fundraising for DDG’s AVR programme in Kenya, DDG is looking to recruit an exceptionally talented individual for the position of Project Coordinator.
 
The ideal Project Coordinator is a Kenyan citizen and has the following qualifications and personal qualities:

Qualifications
 
Required:
  • A university degree in conflict management, criminology, political science, geography or similar field, and advanced training in statistics.
  • Experience of managing staff, including distance management
  • Exceptional understanding of issues related to armed violence in Kenya and surrounding countries,
  • Experience of developing or using GIS maps,
  • Good understanding of new information and communication technologies (ICT) and how these can be utilised for peace and development.
  • Fluency in English. Excellent written English and ability to speak clearly to various audiences,
  • Excellent report and proposal writing skills. Documented capacity to write high quality funding proposals,
  • Experience of working in complex and politically-sensitive contexts, and excellent political judgement
  • Ability to work in a non-partisan manner, sensitivity to ethnic and cultural differences
  • A team player: able to demonstrate a constructive, cooperative and problem-solving approach
  • Experience of planning and carrying out workshops and trainings
  • Ability to engage effectively with all kinds of stakeholders in a respectful and professional manner,
  • High degree of computer literacy
Personal Qualities:
  • organised, punctual and delivers on time,
  • strong ability to motivate and inspire staff and partners,excellent networking skills,
  • passionate about promoting a Kenya free of armed violence and conflict
  • intelligent and creative mind that will enable him/her to identify new and suitable solutions to local safety needs
  • analytical and able to present logical arguments, curious and seeks out information,
  • strong drive to learn new things and improve own capacity,
  • takes initiative – identifies what needs to get done and does it,
  • able to work under minimum supervision,
  • hard working and driven to achieve objectives,
  • a good team player, diplomatic, patient and persistent,
  • honest and loyal and culturally sensitive,
  • Able to resist external pressures.
What DDG can offer:
  • An interesting and challenging position, which will provide the right candidate with a significant opportunity to grow professionally.
  • The opportunity to be part of a professional and dedicated team with friendly and helpful colleagues.
  • Exposure to intellectually stimulating issues relating to the prevention and reduction of armed violence.
  • Attractive salary and conditions in accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for local staff in Kenya.
  • A 6-months contract - with possibilities for extension, subject to funding. There will be a 3-month probation period.
The position is based in Nairobi. Travel may be required
 
Start date: 15th October or soon thereafter.
Start date: 15th October or soon thereafter.

For information about our work and organisation, please visit our website www.danishdemininggroup.dk
 
For information about DDG’s AVR approach seewww.danishdemininggroup.dk/about-armed-violence-reduction.

Application and CV
 
Applications should be in English and include the following:
 
1. A cover letter (1 page) in which you explain why you are interested in the position and how you meet the qualities and qualifications criteria.
 
2. Concise and accurate CV (maximum 3 pages). The CV should include information about your university degree(s) and stipulate your grades/grade average, list of completed relevant training courses, work experience and the name and contact details of 3 relevant references, in addition to any other qualifications and information that you think are relevant for the position.

The application should be sent to: job@ddghoa.org and the subject line should read “Kenya Project Coordinator”.

Consultant: Writer / Editor, Nairobi
 
The Danish Deming Group (DDG), which is the Armed Violence Reduction (AVR) and Mine Action unit within Danish Refugee Council (DRC), is implementing AVR projects across Eastern Africa and the Horn of African. DDG is looking for a native English speaker with strong writing and editing skills to carry out shorter writing and editing assignments.
 
The ideal candidate is an excellent writer who is able to quickly bring different types of texts (research, policy briefs, concept notes and proposals) from a rough draft form to a good final product, live in Nairobi and be available for writing and text editing assignment with short notice. 

It is an added benefit if the candidate has experience of working with development organizations (ideally with organizations focused on conflict and security issues).
 
1. Background and Context
 
Danish Demining Group (DDG) is part of the Danish Refugee Council (DRC). DRC has operated in Kenya since 2005, and DDG’s programme in Kenya started in July 2012. DDG has armed violence reduction programmes in many other countries in the region including Somaliland, Somalia, Yemen, South Sudan and Uganda.
 
2. Purpose
 
To produce and edit written materials such as research reports, policy briefs, articles and proposals for DDG.
 
3. Key Responsibilities
 
Ensure high quality of written DDG products such as research reports, policy briefs, information materials, proposals
 
4. Reporting Arrangements
 
The consultant will report to DDG Kenya’s Country Director
 
5. Duration of Assignment: As needed
 
6. Expected Profile of Consultant
  • An advanced university degree from a reputable institution.
  • Extensive experience of working with NGOs or IOs on conflict and governance projects,
  • Extensive experience of proposal development,
  • Outstanding English writing skills and Computer literate.
  • Documented capacity to write high quality funding proposals,
  • Substantial knowledge of the Kenya political system from community to national level would be an asset
7. General
 
Commitments: DRC has a Humanitarian Accountability Framework, outlining its global accountability committments. 

All staff are required to contribute to the achievement of this framework (http://www.drc.dk/HAF.4265.0.html)

8. Application Process
 
Interested applicants who meet the required profile are invited to submit their application to: Job@ddghoa.org no later than 9. October 2014. 

The subject line should read “Writer consultant”.

Applications should be in English and include the following:
 
1. A cover letter (maximum1 page) in which you explain why you are interested in the role, how you meet the qualities and qualifications criteria, your daily fee, and where you are based.
 
2. Concise CV. The CV should include information about relevant training and work experience and the name and contact details of 3 relevant references, and sample of successfully written work.

Consultancy:Conflict GIS Mapping
 
1. Background and Context
 
Danish Demining Group (DDG) is a unit within the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) specialised in Armed Violence Reduction (AVR) and Humanitarian Mine Action (HMA). DDG was established in 1998 and has been operational in the Horn of Africa since 1999. 

The focus of our work has increasingly moved towards AVR, including community-driven approaches to improving public security provision, conflict management and conflict analysis and sensitivity.

In Kenya, DDG’s portfolio includes a cross-border community safety and conflict management project in Turkana, West Pokot and Karamoja and conflict assessment and GIS mapping focused on documenting and analyzing changing conflict dynamics with the aim of contributing to conflict prevention and management.
 
DDG Kenya has secured funding for two projects focused on mapping and analysing conflict dynamics in Kenya, Somalia, Ethiopia border areas and along the Lamu Port and South Sudan Ethiopia Transport Corridor (LAPSSET) Corridor. 

The first project focusses on mapping and analysing existing and potential positive and negative impacts from the LAPSSET project with initial focus on Lamu. The second project focusses on analysing and mapping transnational and cross-border conflict dynamics along the Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia borders. 

The projects will produce conflict assessments and two GIS maps containing information and analysis of conflict risks. The maps will be designed for use in dialogue and decision-making as well as donor strategy review.
 
DDG is looking for one or several highly qualified and motivated conflict data analyst to provide technical leadership for the implementation of these innovative and challenging projects.
 
Purpose
 
To map conflict risks stemming from the construction of the Lamu Port South Sudan Ethiopia Transport (LAPSSET) Corridor in Lamu and along Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia borders. 

Through data collection and visualisation on GIS maps, the project will provide stakeholders with a user-friendly tool to access and interpret data and developments related to conflict. 

The GIS maps will enable stakeholders to access credible information and data of changes in the focus areas over time. 

A key part of the analysis will be based on a participatory approach, which entails local stakeholders’ participation in analysing the data visualised through GIS mapping tool. 

The participatory analysis will provide the basis for multi-stakeholder dialogue around conflict risks and how these can be reduced through dialogue and policy-making.

The projects will produce overview and analysis of conflict risks and make recommendations for mitigation strategies.

For the border areas the maps will furthermore include an overview of donor supported initiatives to reduce conflict.

2. Responsibilities
 
2.1. Scope of consultancy:
 
The consultant will lead the technical development of the LAPSSET Conflict Risk Mapping project and will be responsible for designing and developing a high quality conflict risk interactive GIS map and analysis of LAPSSET related conflict developments in Lamu County.
 
The consultant will contribute to the development of research methodology for field research under the border areas’ conflict assessment and mapping project. 

S/he will ensure that data is collected and presented visually on a GIS map and will write up a mapping report and user guideline.

2.2. Key Tasks:
 
2.2.1. Carry out desk research to identify all relevant existing data about the LAPSSET Corridor projects and developments.

2.2.2. Identify existing and potential conflict risks linked to LAPSSET-related developments.
 
2.2.3. Design and lead data collection in Lamu with DDG and project partners.
 
2.2.4. Develop indicators for future monitoring of conflict dynamics around LAPSSET in Lamu. Present to peer review group and incorporate feedback.
 
2.2.5. Analyse the data and design GIS map in collaboration with DDG and partner staff.
 
2.2.6. Write up findings and lessons learned from the development of the GIS map and produce a publishable report and guide to the use of a GIS map.
 
2.2.7. Organise and carry out consultation and validation meetings with key local and national level stakeholders together with DDG and partners.
 
2.2.8. For the LAPSSET mapping project, produce a good draft conflict risk analysis report, incorporate comments from DDG and partners and produce the final report according to structure and guideline agreed with DDG.
 
2.2.9. Identify and collect existing conflict relevant data for border areas and issues related to destabilising transnational factors.
 
2.2.10. Ensure that field research guide for border conflict assessment and mapping project enables collection of relevant field data.
 
2.2.11. Review data gathered in the field and provide guidance to field research.
 
2.2.12. Organise and visualise (in collaboration with GIS mapping specialists) the data on GIS map
 
2.2.13. For the border conflict assessment and mapping project, analyse data and provide draft report for lead conflict analyst to incorporate in conflict assessment.
 
2.2.14. Produce guideline for border conflict map.
 
2.3. Methodology
 
2.3.1. Desk research and identification and secure approval for the use of this data as necessary.
 
2.3.2. Key Informant Interviews.
 
2.3.3. Design primary data collection tools, train data collectors and oversee data collection together with DDG and partner team.
 
2.3.4. Analysis of data and identify how to make data visualisation on GIS map most useful to inform stakeholder dialogue.
 
2.4. Key Deliverables/Outputs
 
The main outputs that the consultant(s) will provide are high quality GIS maps focused on conflict risks around LAPSSET-related developments in Kenya and cross-border conflict dynamics along the Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia borders. 

The secondary outputs are 2 reports covering data analysis and reflections on the utility of the GIS maps along with user guidelines for the GIS maps. 

The structure and length of the report will be agreed with DDG.

3. DDG’S Responsibilities
 
DDG will cover transport to and from necessary field visits and meetings. DDG will provide insurance for the consultant.

4. Reporting Arrangements
 
The consultant will report to the DDG Kenya Country Director
 
5. Duration of Assignment
 
To start as soon as possible. 

The assignment may be carried out by one consultant or divided between two or more consultants. 

The assignment shall be completed in 5 to 6 months. 

The number of days are to be agreed with DDG. 

The work plan is to be developed in consultation with DDG.

6. Expected Profile of Consultant
  • Advanced university degree in conflict analysis, peace studies, or similar field
  • At least 5 years experience conducting high quality conflict analysis
  • Extensive experience of working with quantitative data
  • Experience of using data visualisation as a tool for communication and analysis
  • Mapping experience and flair for designing GIS maps
  • Indebt knowledge of the region, the LAPSSET Corridor and conflict dynamics in the target areas is desirable
  • Outstanding research and analytical skills
  • Experience of developing research tools and carrying out research
  • Ability to provide clear guidance to field research teams
  • Proven ability to deliver against targets and meeting deadlines within short timeframe
  • Fluency in English and excellent written English
  • Relevant computer skills: Word, Excel, internet
  • A good team player able to work with partners with different skills sets
7. General
 
Commitments: DRC has a Humanitarian Accountability Framework, outlining its global accountability committments. 

All staff are required to contribute to the achievement of this framework (http://www.drc.dk/HAF.4265.0.html)

8. Application Process
 
Interested consultants who meet the required profile are invited to submit an expression of interest including their CV, a cover letter, a 1-page explanation of how the projects can be implemented and sample of similar work to Job@ddghoa.org. 

Applicants are requested to stipulate their daily rate, number of days they estimate the work will take, their availability between beginning of October 2014 and end of March 2015 in the cover letter. 


Please use subject heading Ref Conflict Data Analyst.

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