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Global Communities (formerly CHF International) promotes long-lasting positive change in low- and moderate-income communities around the world, helping them improve their social, economic, and environmental conditions. 

Global Communities’ Nairobi-based Country Office is recruiting for the following position to support its ongoing program activities in Kenya.

Agribusiness Investment for Market Stimulation (AIMS) Program:
 The AIMS program is a five-year program funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). 

AIMS bolsters agribusiness enterprises in Kenya, Tanzania and Malawi by increasing their access to finance and by expanding their trade outlets. 

Global Communities seeks a qualified candidate for the following position:

Job Title: Trade Manager
 
Department: Programs
 
Reports To: Deputy Chief of Party
 
Location: Nairobi

Job Summary: Global Communities (formerly CHF International) is an international development organization whose mission is to be a catalyst for long-lasting positive change in low- and moderate-income communities around the world, helping them improve their social, economic, and environmental conditions. 

Global Communities is seeking local candidates for the five-year Agribusiness Investment for Market Stimulation (AIMS) program to increase trade links and access to finance for agribusiness SMEs located in Kenya, Tanzania and Malawi. Starting date for this position is July 2015. Position requires approximately 30% travel in Kenya and in the work region.
 
The Trade Manager will supervise a team of mobile Trade Specialists and will oversee efforts to improve access to market information systems, as well as the quality and integration for broader diffusion of available systems, and will also manage activities to facilitate market linkages, through workshops and trade fair participation. 

The Trade Manager will, through organized training session and other means, improve agribusiness operator skills in finance, marketing and in better networks to access business service provider assistance. 

The Trade Manager will offer expertise in trade facilitation and trade policy implementation with the primary objective of expanding the value and volume of agribusiness trade, .primarily in the cereals, pulses, and edible horticultural value chains.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Trade Manager will manage the operational and technical management of all trade related activities throughout the Agribusiness Investment for Market Stimulation (AIMS) program in all three countries
  • Lead the design and implementation of all SME enterprise capacity building programs to include mobilizing cadres of business service providers specializing in the agribusiness
  • Supervise three teams of Trade Specialists and Trade Officers in Kenya, Tanzania and Malawi
  • Oversee value chain mapping and facilitate market information analysis
  • Promote integration of market information systems for broader diffusion
  • Organize AIMS participation in appropriately selected agribusiness fairs
  • Develop and nurture strong stakeholder relationships that foster market linkages
  • Contribute to monitoring and evaluation and reporting of project activities
  • Help ensure quality performance of technical efforts and field activities by coordinating programmatic reporting, quality of data management and information
  • Conduct regular visits to worksites to monitor the development and implementation
  • Support the documentation of program learning throughout the life of the program
  • Manage program databases and run regular reports to monitor progress including Program Tracker.
  • Adhere to and incorporate Global Communities Kenya office Standards of Professionalism
  • Maintain strict confidentiality of all privileged information on human resource and fiscal matters
  • Assist with any other duties as required by Supervisor
The duties listed above are not inclusive of all the duties of the position at Global Communities International.

Global Communities reserves the right to change and update position descriptions at any time.

Education and Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree or Advanced degree (preferred) in international trade, international business or other related disciplines. 
  • A minimum of 7 years’ experience in a field related to stakeholder coordination for trade expansion through more efficient market information and value chain integration in East Africa.
Skills and Experience
  • At least 5 years of technical experience working with international trade, preferably in the fields of agricultural trade and investment, at least 5 years of which have been in developing countries (East Africa preferred)
  • Demonstrated success in creating and implementing innovative solutions, and achieving measureable results in the areas of policy reform, advocacy, and policy analysis, training and capacity building of government.
  • Demonstrated experience using market facilitation principles
  • Strong computer skills and a working knowledge of statistical software
  • Ability to maintain professional and constructive relationships and negotiate solutions.
  • Demonstrate flexibility, cultural sensitivity when working with NGO partners, and the ability to adapt Global Communities policies and procedures to the local context
  • A person of known integrity able to work in a team
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills and strong organizational skills
  • Ability to interact clearly and effectively with donors and other organizations
Language Skills
  • Excellent command of English language including written and spoken English
  • Effective use of written and spoken Kiswahili
Working Conditions: Based in the Nairobi office; travel outside of Nairobi as required to perform duties; E. Africa travel will also be required
 
Able to operate a computer and keyboard for extended periods of time

Job Title: Program Assistant - AIMS

Department: Programs
 
Reports To: Deputy Chief of Party
 
Location: Nairobi

Job Summary: Global Communities (formerly CHF International) is an international development organization whose mission is to be a catalyst for long-lasting positive change in low- and moderate-income communities around the world, helping them improve their social, economic, and environmental conditions. 

Global Communities is seeking local candidates for the five-year Agribusiness Investment for Market Stimulation (AIMS) program to bolster trade by increasing access to financing for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) engaged in agribusiness in Kenya, Tanzania and Malawi. 

The anticipated start date for the positions would be around May-June of 2015.

The Program Assistant will directly support all program activities with emphasis on day to day follow up tasks supporting the credit and trade technical teams. 

These tasks, reflecting implementation priorities and target deliverables specified in the (Kenya) country work plan, will include training module revisions, publicity material drafts, preparation of graphs, charts, and other illustrative materials essential for interactive sessions with existing and potential stakeholders, text and report revisions prior to final editing, developing contents for updating the website as well as content formatting for narrative and photo material; also review and response to public inquiries on program issues or referral to technical cadre for follow up. 

Additional duties will include back up support, in cases where technical staff is out of the office, and field support, where AIMS is conducting or cosponsoring a public event ranging from project launch to programed trainings, forums and lengthier workshops, trade fairs etc. 

Other tasks to include field M&E support, may be assigned on a priority basis under the direction of the Deputy Chief of Party.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Provide direct program support to the Credit and Trade teams under direction of Deputy Chief of Party
  • Participate in preparation of publicity materials
  • Serve as initial point of contact on direct public inquiries regarding program issues
  • Design illustrative materials, graphs, charts, power point presentations, etc. for AIMS needs
  • Carry out administrative support tasks for field activities
  • Maintain website features and stories and upload new content as directed
  • Provide technical back up support in absence of AIMS team members
  • Adhere to Global Communities Kenya office Standards of Professionalism
  • Maintain strict confidentiality of all privileged information
  • Assist with any other duties as required by the DCOP
The duties listed above are not inclusive of all the duties of the position at Global Communities. Global Communities reserves the right to change and update position descriptions at any time.

Education and Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Economics, IT, or other business related topics
  • Other supplementary training and experience in software and IT applications relevant to the position
Skills and Experience
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience on teams conducting donor-funded programs
  • Previous exposure to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) engaged in agribusiness development
  • Very strong computer and IT trouble shooting skills
  • Competent in use of software designed for statistical analysis, graphic illustrations, charts, maps,etc
  • Sensitive to cultural differences when working with NGO partners, and able to adapt Global Communities policies and procedures to the local context
  • Proven organization, record keeping and administration skills
  • Ability to work constructively in a team
  • Good written and verbal communication skills; able to fit in broader reporting matrix
  • Ability to interact clearly and effectively with Program counterparts
Language Skills
  • Excellent command of English language including written and spoken English
  • Effective use of written and spoken Kiswahili
Working Conditions
  • Based in the Nairobi office. Occasional travel inside Kenya
  • Extensive hours working with a computer and related equipment

Job Title: Monitoring and Evaluation Officer
 
Department: Monitoring and Evaluation
 
Reports To: M&E Manager
 
Location: Nairobi

Job Summary: Global Communities (formerly CHF International) is an international development organization whose mission is to be a catalyst for long-lasting positive change in low- and moderate-income communities around the world, helping them improve their social, economic, and environmental conditions. 

Global Communities is seeking local candidates for the five-year Agribusiness Investment for Market Stimulation (AIMS) program designed to bolster trade by increasing access to finance and expanded markets for small and medium agribusiness enterprises operating in Kenya, Tanzania and Malawi. 

The anticipated start date for this position is July 2015 

The Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Officer for Kenya will work out of the Nairobi office and will be responsible for implementing and updating M&E system which will track program activities and results. 

The M&E Officer will maintain and update program databases in coordination with partner M&E contacts located in Tanzania and Malawi. 

S/he will work with Deputy Chief of Party/ Kenya Program Manager, but reports directly to the M&E Manager to ensure program data and results are consolidated, documented and updated on a regular basis.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Implement the Program M&E plan to ensure program activities are tracked, reviewed in line with the overall goal and implementation plan and have the desired impact to achieve program goals and objectives on time
  • Take lead in program data capturing, consolidation and reporting using monitoring tools to track program specific indicators and targets
  • Participate in monitoring progress, evaluating effectiveness, disseminating results of the program activities
  • Support in developing trainings on and monitoring use of M&E tools to track program activities, outcomes and impact
  • Adhere to compliance of M&E methodology and systems using developed tools and indicators
  • Build M&E competencies of program staff and partners through training and technical assistance to ensure accurate data collection, monitoring, data analysis and interpretation, and reporting
  • Provide technical input and participate in program evaluations including mid-term and end-term evaluations
  • Coordinate programmatic reporting, quality of data management and information
  • Conduct regular visits to worksites to monitor the development and implementation of M&E activities and tools
  • Support in the documentation of program learning throughout the life of the program
  • Maintain program databases and run regular reports to monitor progress including Program Tracker
  • Adhere to the Global Communities Kenya office Standards of Professionalism
  • Maintain strict confidentiality of all privileged information
  • Assist with any other duties as required by the M&E Manager
The duties listed above are not inclusive of all the duties of the position at Global Communities. Global Communities reserves the right to change and update position descriptions at any time.

Education and Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree or Advanced degree (preferred) in Monitoring and Program Evaluation or its equivalent
Skills and Experience
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience reporting applications of quantitative and qualitative information management methods of projects
  • Demonstrated experience in managing information systems and the application of quantitative and qualitative methods
  • Experience with small and medium enterprise (SMEs) engaged in agribusiness
  • Proven knowledge and experience utilizing applications for monitoring and evaluation of projects or Programs
  • Strong in computer skills and in statistical software applications.
  • Ability to develop and maintain positive relationships with professional contacts
  • Sensitive to NGO partner cultures and receptive to Global Communities policies and procedures
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work constructively in a team and negotiate solutions
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills and strong organizational skills
Language Skills
  • Excellent command of English language including written and spoken English
  • Effective use of written and spoken Kiswahili
Working Conditions
 
Based in the Nairobi Office. Occasional travel to other regions of Kenya
 
Able to operate a computer and keyboard for extended periods of time

Job Title: Conflict Specialist / CVE Advisor
 
Department: Programs - Kenya Tuna Uwezo (KTU) Program
 
Reports To: KTU Program Director
 
Location: Nairobi

Job Summary: The Conflict Specialist/ Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) Advisor under USAID-funded Kenya Tuna Uwezo program will work part time (at 50% LOE) to advise program efforts in relation to countering extreme violence in Nairobi with special focus on pull factors and push factors.

She/he will ensure that program anchors its efforts on national and international efforts to ensure maximum program impact. 

Facilitate linkages with relevant stakeholders and platforms at international, national and county levels and build the capacity of KTU and partner staff on countering violent extremism strategies. 

S/he will work in consultation with the Program Director in all tasks.
 
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Contribute to the design of interventions, SOPs, and strategies to address CVE and conflict drivers/factors
  • Verify and monitor push and pull factors for program action and identify areas of engagement in CVE in line with program objectives
  • Identify possible threats from media, social media and other actors
  • Identify new partnership opportunities in CVE
  • Create and maintain partnerships and linkages and working relationships with government and other NGOs at national and International level
  • Support coordination of national civil society organizations and their efforts on CVE
  • Oversee capacity building of local partners and communities in CVE
  • Mentor and train partners in CVE.
  • Participate in program and partners review and planning meetings
  • Any other duties assigned in line with KTU program activities and the organizations policies and procedures.
M &E and Reporting
  • Contribute to drafting quarterly and annual reports
  • Monitor and report of VE to Program Director and other program staff
Education and Qualifications
  • Masters in conflict mitigation, religious studies, international relations or other relevant field. PHD is an added advantage.
  • At least 7+ years of relevant professional experience working in countering extreme violence, experience working in Nairobi informal communities preferred.
  • Knowledge of the key historical political, tribal and socio-economic divisions and trigger points.
  • Advanced knowledge in conflict mitigation and ability to apply management conflict analysis to program planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Knowledge in conflict-sensitive approaches to development, humanitarian assistance and peacebuilding.
  • Awareness of the particular needs and related program considerations for vulnerable populations.
  • Ability to work effectively with County and National Government and local communities
  • Familiarity and experience with USAID rules and regulations is a plus but not mandatory.
  • Must be able to work independently while being a strong team player.
  • Ability to analyze political work, defines problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
  • Strong writing skills to communicate effectively, clearly and concisely.
  • Strong oral communications skills to present information and respond to questions effectively and represent the organization and KTU as required
  • Ability to interact clearly and effectively with donors and other organizations.
  • Ability to negotiate solutions to problems.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Advanced working knowledge of MS Word and Excel computer programs.
  • Advanced diplomacy skills.
Language Skills
  • Excellent command of English (written and spoken)
  • Effective use of written and spoken Kiswahili.
Working Conditions
  • Based in the Nairobi office; with regular travel to program sites and partner organization offices as required.
  • Able to sit at a computer and operate a keyboard, for extended periods of time. 
Job Title: Program Assistant - KTU
 
Department: Programs - Kenya Tuna Uwezo Program
 
Reports To: Senior Program Officer - KTU
 
Location: Nairobi
 
Job Summary: The Program Assistant under USAID-funded Kenya Tuna Uwezo will assist in coordinating and implementing program activities on conflict mitigation and countering Violent extremism three communities of Eastleigh, Majengo and Kibera in Nairobi, assist in capacity building of local youth groups on conflict management and in implementing mitigation strategies and approaches. 

He/she will also support in monitoring the situation on daily basis , providing early warning information, monitor program impact, write success stories and participate in planning meetings. 

He/she will also work very closely with Program Director for mentorship and coaching

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
 
Program Planning and Implementation
  • Support the team in coordinating and implementing program activities.
  • Lead in the implementation of particular activities as agreed and participating in both single and cross identity dialogues in the program target communities.
  • Support the capacity building of youth groups in designated geographic areas on conflict management and mitigation strategies and approaches on Violence Extremism and Radicalisation issues.
  • Organize and support trainings, dialogues and community meetings with community stakeholders.
  • Assist the team in identifying gaps and opportunities both at Global Communities and partner levels with regards to needs of the youth
  • Facilitate program meetings, trainings and events
  • Participate in the identification of monthly activities and development of work plans
  • Participating in the assessment, recommendation, implementation and monitoring of the projects supported under the Targets of Opportunities activities
  • Contribute to the program planning and budgeting processes
  • Prepare Internal Requisition Forms for activities
  • Work with Program Director to promote gender equity and participation of female youth in CVE in the communities
Monitoring & Evaluation and Reporting
  • Support the monitoring of conflict issues in target communities on VE
  • Support tracking, sharing and filing of media information articles related to VE
  • Identifying opportunities for and development of draft success stories for the program.
  • Participate in Routine Data Quality Assessment for Partners
  • Identify opportunities and developing draft success stories
  • Work closely with local CSOs, Cohesion Champions and partners in addressing Violence
Extremism and Radicalisation issues and cohesion building
  • Visit assigned sites on a regular basis and assist with implementation and execution of ongoing program tasks in assigned area
  • Data collection of sign in sheets, event record sheets and activity reports for specific activities
Sub-awardee Support
  • Participate in the development of capacity building plans for partners
  • Support Partner mentorship and capacity building on VE
  • Any other duties assigned in line with KTU program activities and the CHF International policies and procedures
Education and Qualifications
  • At least a degree or a higher diploma in conflict mitigation, social sciences, international relations or any other relevant field. Graduate degree will be an advantage.
  • Minimum 2 years’ relevant l experience in communities experiencing conflict. Experience working with youth in religious issues conflicts will be an advantage
  • Knowledge of the key historical political, tribal and socio-economic divisions and trigger points.
  • Knowledge in gender strategies and in the complexities involved in addressing gender dynamics in peacebuilding.
  • Awareness of the particular needs and related program considerations for vulnerable populations.
  • Knowledge in conflict-sensitive approaches to development, humanitarian assistance and peacebuilding.
  • Familiarity and experience with USAID rules and regulations a plus but not mandatory.
  • Must be a strong team player.
  • Ability to analyze political work, defines problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
  • Strong writing skills to effectively create clear and concise meeting notes and reports.
  • Strong oral communications skills to effectively present information, respond to questions and represent CHF and the KTU as required
  • Demonstrated ability to work constructively in a team and with partners.
  • Ability to interact clearly and effectively with donors and other organizations.
  • Ability to negotiate solutions to problems.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Advanced working knowledge of MS Word and Excel computer programs.
Language Skills
  • Excellent command of English language including written and spoken English.
  • Effective use of written and spoken Kiswahili.
Working Conditions
  • Based in the Nairobi office; with travel to program sites and partner organization offices as required.
  • Able to sit at a computer and operate a keyboard, for extended periods of time.
How to Apply
 
Applicants are to submit their application letters with detailed CV to vacancies@chfkenya.org with the title of the position applied for in the header of the application letter. 

The application letters shall be addressed to the Country Director.

The application deadline is close of business Monday, June 8, 2015.

Only short listed firms/candidates will be contacted. 


Global Communities is an equal opportunity employer.

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