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Mercy Corps is a leading global relief and development agency saving and improving lives in the world’s toughest places.

In more than 40 countries, we partner with local people to put bold ideas into action, help them overcome adversity and build stronger communities. 

We help communities survive and move beyond emergencies. When natural disasters strike, economies collapse or conflict flares, Mercy Corps is there. 

 Working with communities, we leverage local capacity to help people transform their lives to grow more food, earn higher incomes and ultimately advocate for their needs. 

We see global challenges as an invitation to pioneer innovative, sustainable solutions.

Position Title: Director, Regional Resilience Initiatives (DRRI)– Horn of Africa (HoA)
 
Duty Station: Kenya
 
Mercy Corps seeks to recruit a dynamic, energetic and innovative Director to run the Regional Resilience Initiatives within the Horn of Africa. 

The Director will will be based in Nairobi, Kenya and will influence regional strategy, direct assessments, design research, share lessons, build partnerships, advance thought leadership and oversee resilience programming in the region.

Knowledge and Experience:
  • MA/S or equivalent experience in agriculture, economic development, environmental management, governance or other relevant international development field required.
  • Minimum of 5-7 years experience in program design, implementation, research, monitoring, evaluation, learning and cultivating strategic partnerships.
  • Experience in international development and humanitarian assistance in East Africa drylands preferred.
  • Thorough understanding of resilience thinking required, with an understanding of Mercy Corps’ approach to resilience.
  • Strong understanding of food security, youth, peace building, financial services, livelihoods and/or environmental programs a plus.
  • Demonstrated ability for providing strong support to research, M&E, and learning efforts.
  • Proven experience in coordinating teams, negotiating and influencing others to get results without formal supervisory authority. 
  • Strong representation, presentation, networking and facilitation skills. 
  • Proven ability to synthesize key messages and communicate complex subjects/topics effectively to multi-stakeholder groups. 
  • Effective verbal and written communication, multitasking, organizational, and prioritization skills.
  • Ability to deliver professional presentations and produce branded marketing/communication materials. 
  • Demonstrated ability to transfer knowledge to diverse audiences through training, mentoring, and other formal and non-formal methods.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with a diverse, geographically spread team.
For the full job description and application procedure visit:http://bit.ly/1TnHT40

Deadline for applications is 29th April, 2016.

Governance and Natural Resource Management Team Leader- Wajir, Kenya

 Mercy Corps is a leading global relief and development agency saving and improving lives in the world’s toughest places.

In more than 40 countries, we partner with local people to put bold ideas into action, help them overcome adversity and build stronger communities. 

We help communities survive and move beyond emergencies. When natural disasters strike, economies collapse or conflict flares, Mercy Corps is there. 


Working with communities, we leverage local logic to help people transform their lives to grow more food, earn higher incomes and ultimately advocate for their needs. 

We see global challenges as an invitation to pioneer innovative, sustainable solutions. 
 
Program / Department Summary: The Mercy Corps Building Resilience in Climate Extremes and Disasters (BRACED) is a flagship program of the United Kingdom (UK) Department for International Development (DFID) under the International Climate Fund (ICF). 

BRACED is a global initiative that aims to benefit up to 5 million vulnerable people, especially women and children, in developing countries by helping them be more resilient in the face of climate extremes and disasters. DFID has funded BRACED programs around the world including Africa and Asia. 

Mercy Corps has received funding for implementation BRACED consortium in Kenya and Uganda which will enhance resilience to climate extremes in northern Kenya and Northern Uganda through a community-led and systems-driven programme.

General Position Summary:
 The Governance and Natural Resource Team Leader will be responsible for leading the implementation of natural resource management activities and facilitation of projects activities aimed at strengthening the horizontal and vertical linkages of governance with the aim of community development, advocacy and increased public sector support towards public projects, plans and budgets that enhance resilience. 

This includes leading community mobilization and engagement efforts in partnership with consortium partner, WASDA, and promoting engagement of local government departments, and advocating for strengthening of policies within the BRACED practice areas (water resources management, livestock, climate smart agriculture, and urban economic linkages).
 
Essential Job Functions:
 
Program Implementation:
  • With support from the Programme Manager and fellow sector-focused Team Leaders, carry out assessments in the target geographic areas to assess the current situation, economic and natural resource management opportunities and resources, needs and potential programs as well as obstacles that could be mitigated through the BRACED program.
  • Provide support with research, review, advocacy, coordination and to policy formulation between communities in Wajir, Wajir County Government departments, and national level government counterparts,
  • Coordinate and supervise the implementation of sub program activities by leading local level Shared Learning Dialogue sessions between the BRACED Team and practice area line ministries. The Shared Learning Dialogues (SLDs) will constitute a series of dialogue workshops that engage both public and private sector actors around innovation and learning for greater resilience.
  • Facilitate technical coordination of technical and financial, budget actors in interventions of the various BRACED practice areas to respond to current government strategic plans and community led initiatives.
  • Work with private sector and line ministries to address environmental harmful methods of extracting local natural resources and use Shared Learning Dialogues as a forum for policy formulation around sustainable methods, alternative energy mechanisms, and water management and conservation
  • Maintain strong, up-to date understanding of the national and local-level policy environment, including donor initiatives and funded activities and public budgeting processes, timelines and prioritization.
  • Foster enhanced communication and collective planning across line ministries in a way that honors needs of communities with a focus on gender-sensitive policy and budget planning.
  • Identify women in positions of community and local government leadership for targeted technical trainings.
  • Lead the planning and coordination of targeted learning events that emphasize public-sector innovation around public-private ventures.
  • Support coordination of large-scale infrastructure projects and other elements of an enabling market environment that local and national governments should consider when attempting to invite private sector investment and market activity.
  • Draw on technical resources from with Mercy Corps and BRACED Consortium Partners including the University of Nairobi to forge relationships with local government and civil society as a technical resource.
  • Strengthen the role of civil society by promoting civic agency, advocacy and participatory planning with the public sector and market actors.
  • Ensure that women and girls are actively participating in community engagement processes and that issues affecting women are brought in to the public realm when addressing the strategies for government to support community-wide resilience.
  • Provide support, oversight and technical guidance to local Consortium Partners in Wajir tasked with community engagement and advocacy.
  • Liaise between BRACED Consortium, local government counterparts, relief, aid and resilience agencies and bi-lateral organizations such as UN agencies that support planning and policy for development and management of natural resources and economic development.
  • Ensure that coordination linkages are drawn between BRACED, DDR and Climate Change Adaption programs and that climate-relevant information from these fora are integrated in to BRACED community mobilization and engagement efforts.
Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) and Reporting:
  • Support Program Manager in the achievement of program targets and objectives and support efforts towards the design effective M&E systems and operations.
  • Facilitate the coordination, scheduling and production of formal and informal reports and documentation and communication of reports and learning materials.
  • Actively record, document and demonstrate all aspects of governance activities for impact measurement and learning purposes.
Coordination and Representation:
  • Represent Mercy Corps at government, donor, NGO and other relevant events in the field, in close coordination with the Program Director.
  • Attend key events, committee meetings, fora, seminars, etc. as they relate to East Africa resilience.
  • Coordinate activities with consortium partners, sub grantees, local government and other implementers, as well as with other Mercy Corps programs.
Staff Management, Professional Development and Team building:
  • Contribute to country team-building efforts, and ensure the integration of all team and consortium members into relevant decision-making processes.
Program Support Operations:
  • Ensure close communication across cross-country field teams and consortium members regarding program activities and plans, challenges and obstacles to timely and quality implementation.
  • Coordinate with program, finance, and administration staff for troubleshooting and problem solving.
  • Conduct himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to Mercy Corps and to not jeopardize its humanitarian mission.
Other duties as assigned
 
Organizational Learning:
 As part of our commitment to organizational learning and in support of our understanding that learning organizations are more effective, efficient and relevant to the communities they serve, we expect all team members to commit 5% of their time to learning activities that benefit Mercy Corps as well as themselves.

Accountability to Beneficiaries:
 Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts towards accountability, specifically to our beneficiaries and to international standards guiding international relief and development work, while actively engaging beneficiary communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field projects.

Supervisory Responsibility:
 Governance and Natural Resource Management Officer
 
Accountability
 
Reports Directly To: Program Manager
 
Works Directly With: Team Leaders, Consortium Members, and technical and support staff from Mercy Corps office in Portland, Oregon and Edinburgh, Scotland.
 
Knowledge and Experience:
  • Advanced University Degree (Masters) in international development; community development, public administration, public policy or related field.
  • At least five years of experience including three years in a senior management position in relevant field.
  • Previous experience with and strong understanding of DFID rules, regulations and compliance issues
  • Strong writing, communication, organization, prioritization and negotiating skills.
  • Strong management skills, with good understanding of relevant cross-sector and cross-cultural issues.
  • Experience contributing to donor-funded proposal processes including assessment, design, and writing
  • Proven understanding of both urban and rural livelihoods systems, climate change adaptation strategies, public administration and resilience programming;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the Kenyan political context including devolution and recent constitutional changes and the geo-political and socio-economic environment of northern Kenya in particular.
  • Demonstrated familiarity with Somali culture preferred.
  • Excellent analytical and written skills required. Financial accounting experience preferred.
  • Experience in building and maintaining strong/productive relations with implementing and strategic partners and government agencies is required. This includes coordinating with local, national authorities and international counterparts.
  • Demonstrated attention to detail, ability to follow procedures, meet deadlines and work independently and cooperatively with team members.
  • Demonstrated success building, managing and leading a team of professionals.
  • Experience working in conflict environments is preferred.
  • Security management experience in remote and insecure environments.
Success Factors:
 
The successful candidate will have the following characteristics:
  • Proven ability to work independently as part of a regional team and with international professionals.
  • Excellent analytical and information management skills.
  • Good organizational skills and ability to work under stress and in austere contexts of remote locations.
  • Flexible and creative in planning and problem solving.
  • Attention to detail, ability to follow procedures and meet deadlines and work independently and cooperatively with team members.
  • Proven excellence maintaining professional internal and external relationships.
  • A focus on building staff capacity.
Interested candidates who meet the above required qualifications and experience should submit a cover letter, detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) listing three professional references (including a recent supervisor) to hrkenya@ke.mercycorps.org on or before Monday 18th April, 2016 by 4.00pm. 

Regional Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Advisor - Nairobi, Kenya


Mercy Corps is a leading global relief and development agency saving and improving lives in the world’s toughest places. In more than 40 countries, we partner with local people to put bold ideas into action, help them overcome adversity and build stronger communities. 

We help communities survive and move beyond emergencies. When natural disasters strike, economies collapse or conflict flares, Mercy Corps is there. 


Working with communities, we leverage local logic to help people transform their lives to grow more food, earn higher incomes and ultimately advocate for their needs. We see global challenges as an invitation to pioneer innovative, sustainable solutions. 

Program / Department Summary: More than ever, we are driven to have impact, be accountable, show evidence, and manage adaptively. 

At the same time, traditional approaches to data collection, monitoring and evaluation are insufficient to meet the rising expectations for information that is timely, useful, and complete. 

Monitoring and evaluation (M&E) today requires a modern grasp of technologies and tools that support the collection, management, presentation and use of this information. 

And it requires an understanding of the latest development thinking, including adaptive management, systems thinking, complexity, social impact, value for money, etc. 

Mercy Corps is committed to building a stronger commitment to delivering high quality, high impact programming. 

The Regional MEL Advisor will focus on building this internal capacity within Mercy Corps.
 
General Position Summary: The Regional MEL Advisor is a new position in the East and Southern Africa Regional Office set up to ensure evidence based impact, accountability, and quality. 

He/she will extend dynamic, targeted support to programs in Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Uganda, Tanzania and Zimbabwe to help our teams set a high standard in program performance by building a culture of adaptive management, measurement and learning as part of Mercy Corps’ global commitment to the “Campaign for Impact”.

These three areas of internal capacity building will allow country teams to maximize the impact of their programming, thereby improving the quantity and quality of our programming.

Regional priorities involve ensuring a regional MEL support structure is in place, including support for Tola (Mercy Corps’ central platform for program and data management); ensuring all countries in the region use M&E data for learning and influence, and that all staff in the region can articulate and demonstrate the impact that their programs are aiming to achieve. 

In addition, the Regional MEL Advisor will work closely with country leadership, country M&E team members, the regional team and relevant HQ teams to nurture and help develop an effective, impact-driven leadership culture. 

In particular, this will include driving adaptive management approaches and supporting data-driven management decision-making throughout the region.

Essential Job Functions:
 
Measurement, Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Promote adherence to Mercy Corps’ standards, including the use of standardized indicators, M&E, program and adaptive management approaches, and country-level learning and strategic objectives;
  • Ensure regional and country level program and technical staff mainstream MEL best practices and replicable/scalable tools into their work;
  • Work with program teams to identify standard tools and processes to gather, analyze and use data that go beyond descriptive reporting and indicator-centric processes to develop feedback loops and adapt programs in response to changing conditions on the ground;
  • Support country teams to improve data collection, management, and use to build a culture of adaptive management, high-quality program performance, and learning; 
  • Support the regional roll out of Tola (an open-source software built internally to improve how we use program data). The process would include: 
  • 1) assessing each country’s Tola readiness; 
  • 2) providing pre-prep support to the next ready country; and 
  • 3) support the roll out of Tola in that country. This would be repeated in all countries in the region;
  • Act as focal point for the roll out of the Mercy Corps ‘Design for Impact Guide’ (DIG) and provide consistent coaching and capacity building on the use of the DIG in project design and monitoring and evaluation plans;
  • Use and train on cutting edge practices in design, monitoring, evaluation and learning. Promote use of ICT4M&E in the field, including the use of mobile data collection, GIS-mapping, and online data management platforms. Support use of new technologies for data visualization, presentation, and analysis. Contribute to the understanding and application of new DM&E approaches to emerging themes like resilience, systems thinking, and complex humanitarian crises.
  • Engage in other agency level tools and initiatives to ensure regional input and coordinated delivery and messaging and consistent high quality implementation in the region.
Capacity Building and Program Quality
  • Support regional M&E and ICT staff capacity building that guides country teams toward developing technical skills and promotes a culture of data analysis for decision making and adaptive management;
  • Participate in interviewing and orientation of new M&E staff to promote internal data management tools, standards and best practices;
  • Schedule monthly training sessions for regional participation to deepen program staff’s understanding and commitment to M&E best practices;
  • Act as key liaison point to coordinate TDYs. Collaborate with country, regional, and HQ teams to identify specific capacity building and coaching opportunities for all levels of leadership;
  • Act as the key liaison point between Regional Office, country teams, and PM@MC teams to coordinate efforts to roll out adaptive management and PM@MC training across the region;
  • Engage with country programs on M&E and the relationship between M&E and program quality.
Knowledge Management & Learning
  • Formalize a Regional M&E Working Group and ensure effective participation;
  • Build a collaborative network of relationships for M&E practitioners and other stakeholders learning networks that promotes shared learning, aligned approaches, and mutual accountability to quality data collection and programming;
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of knowledge management to further stimulate use of evidence for learning, strategic adaptive management, and high-impact programming;
  • Connect best practices and learning from programs across Mercy Corps countries within the region to ensure an evolving and effective learning system for improving program implementation. Liaise with other HQ and Regional MEL advisors in this initiative;
  • Work with country M&E teams and program/operations teams to capture lessons learned during program implementation, and feed this information into thought leadership and research opportunities and into ongoing program management and program design;
  • Collect impact stories and evidence from Mercy Corps’ country teams on a regular basis.
  • Conduct himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to Mercy Corps and to not jeopardize its humanitarian mission.
Other duties as assigned.

Organizational Learning:
 As part of our commitment to organizational learning and in support of our understanding that learning organizations are more effective, efficient and relevant to the communities they serve, we expect all team members to commit 5% of their time to learning activities that benefit Mercy Corps as well as themselves.
 
Accountability to Beneficiaries: Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts towards accountability, specifically to our beneficiaries and to international standards guiding international relief and development work, while actively engaging beneficiary communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field projects.
 
Supervisory Responsibility: None
 
Accountability
 
Reports Directly To: Regional Program Director and Country Directors within the region Works 

Directly With: Regional Program Director, Regional Office and Country Directors, MEL and Program field teams, Mercy Corps’ HQ Teams (Tola, MEL, PM@MC, and Technical Support Unit).

Knowledge and Experience:
  • 5-7 years of experience in international relief and development programs, with 3+ years in field postings, and 3+ years working for an international agency on monitoring, evaluation, and learning.
  • MA in social science, international development, or relevant field (with coursework in M&E, research and evaluation methodologies, statistical analysis or organizational development) or similar field of study. 
  • Strong technical expertise including passion for handling large amounts of data and transforming it into compelling visualizations that facilitate analysis and decision-making. 
  • Demonstrated understanding of intermediate statistics and the ability to summarize, generalize, and make predictions from large data sets.
  • Substantial background in project management, including experience leading program design, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation.
  • Experience managing organizational change initiatives in a relief or development context with previous Mercy Corps experience strongly preferred.
  • Extensive field experience in developing practical, useful, timely monitoring systems, both at the program- and country-levels that promote use of data for adaptive management and learning.
  • Experience with a range of both private and institutional donors such as EC, USAID, and DFID and familiarity with their measurement, reporting, and evaluation requirements.
  • Comfort working with qualitative and quantitative methodologies for data collection and analysis. 
  • Exceptional analytical and problem-solving skills and experience with statistical/graphical software or spatial software. 
  • Proven experience with current technologies, such as web-based data management and analysis tools, digital data collection, mapping, Google applications, data visualization, interactive dashboards, etc. 
  • Experience in building iterative learning systems or feedback loops and approaches in human-centered design are strongly valued.
  • Significant experience in facilitating learning and capacity building across teams.
  • Strong group process design and facilitation skills, including developing and leading workshops.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and communicate effectively with team members of varied work styles;
  • Demonstrated flexibility and creativity in planning and problem solving.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills in English are required.
Success Factors: This role requires a dynamic individual, able to work with program staff and leadership to build capacity and consensus around data collection, management, use and research.

S/he is able to travel on short notice and adapt quickly to new environments, and is eager to learn and share new and innovative techniques, tools and technologies to meet changing needs and requirements. 

The Regional MEL Advisor is able to problem-solve, identify issues and solutions quickly in many different environments and contexts, and is able to communicate effectively and persuasively, while building strong working relationships. 

A person who is highly analytical with a willingness to acquire expertise in different communication, learning and development approaches is a good fit. Strict adherence to Mercy Corps security policies and procedures is mandatory, as is respect for local cultural norms and traditions and ability to live in various cultural environments. 

The capacity to spark innovative and entrepreneurial approaches to programming and to inspire groups to collaborate closely to implement high-quality programs is preferable, as is a desire and ability to learn and grow, both personally and professionally. 

The successful Regional MEL Advisor will apply a strong combination of team spirit, program development and implementation skills in a fast-changing environment. 

The willingness to engage in regular travel to program sites in the field, including insecure environments is crucial.

How to Apply

Interested candidates who meet the above required qualifications and experience should submit a cover letter, detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) listing three professional references (including a recent supervisor) to hrkenya@ke.mercycorps.org on or before Monday 18th April, 2016 by 4.00pm

Financial Services Manager - Wajir, Kenya

Mercy Corps is a leading global relief and development agency saving and improving lives in the world’s toughest places. In more than 40 countries, we partner with local people to put bold ideas into action, help them overcome adversity and build stronger communities. 

We help communities survive and move beyond emergencies. When natural disasters strike, economies collapse or conflict flares, Mercy Corps is there. 

Working with communities, we leverage local logic to help people transform their lives to grow more food, earn higher incomes and ultimately advocate for their needs.


We see global challenges as an invitation to pioneer innovative, sustainable solutions.

Program / Department Summary: Formal financial inclusion as well as accessibility to viable capital is imperative for economic growth and wellbeing for citizens of Wajir. 

However, appropriate or Sharia-compliant financial services that serve pastoralists and agro-pastoralists in Wajir are non-existent. 

Further, capital constraints are important underlying challenges for most of Mercy Corps programming in Wajir. It is for this reason that Mercy Corps is partnering with a Sharia-compliant SACCO to buy down their risk and help them enter the Wajir market. 

In addition to helping to provide appropriate financing in Wajir, we are also working to strengthen savings groups and eventually link them to formal financial services. 

Mercy Corps’ work emphasizes crowding in and expanding businesses that provide important and beneficial products and services to communities and households over the long-term. 

As our market facilitation approach expands partnerships with private sector actors, it is increasingly important to deepen our financial services work similarly.
 
General Position Summary: The Financial Services Manager will be responsible for improving access to financial services for producers, agribusinesses, livestock owners and traders, and small business owners in Wajir county with particular attention to Mercy Corps’ programming areas. 

S/he will be responsible for helping to support, market and roll out the products of Sharia-compliant SACCO, support their operations and identify areas and propose actions to build their management and technical capacities. 

Under the guidance of the Programs Manager/ Head of Office, the Specialist will conduct assessments and research regarding service delivery, product appropriateness, extension needs, institutional arrangements, markets for financial services, accessibility of services and new opportunities and models, and come up with a plan to help roll out and market the SACCO’s products.

Essential Job Functions:
1.    Work closely with the Markets team members and broader program team in planning and implementation of financial access components of the projects according to the approved work plan and budgets, project document and implementation strategies.
2.    Provide direct and ongoing field supervision over the economic development and market specialists to provide quality advise and technical review in areas related to markets and economic development;
3.    Identify value-addition opportunities that strengthen economic opportunities, especially for rural women and urban poor, in the livestock and agriculture sectors as identified by local and national government as well as independent market studies and needs assessments; these will focus on urbanized areas such as Wajir, selected sub counties and districts that are heavily engaged in livestock production, horticulture and value chain development
4.    Support the startup and roll out of the Sharia-compliant SACCO in Wajir; help market their products and services and help promote understanding and community acceptance of their vision and products.
5.    Undertake financial inclusion or financial product research and assessments as needed and with partners
6.    Identify the capacity gaps of financial services actors, design and implement most feasible capacity building activities based on identified gaps.
7.    Conduct due-diligence on potential partners and support the negotiation process, as requested, in finalizing teaming and partnership agreements.
8.    Provide continuous support and oversee activities of the local financial institutions identified for capacity building support.
9.    Work closely with all program team members to identify clients for financial services and to support service extension and financial inclusion as well as development of suitable products and services
10.  Ensure an integrated approach to program implementation in order to maximize resource utilization and synergy between the staff and different MC programs where relevant and feasible.
11.  Actively participate in the periodic program planning, review and reflection meetings and sessions.
12.  Prepare periodic work plans and progress reports. 13. Prepare accurate and timely reports and other project documentation and communication that contribute to a learning organization;
13.  Coordinate with other Mercy Corps programs and local government bodies to ensure coherent program implementation and to capitalize on business opportunities in Mercy Corps’ target communities.
14.  Conduct himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to Mercy Corps and to not jeopardize its humanitarian mission.
15.  Other duties as assigned.
Organizational Learning: As part of our commitment to organizational learning and in support of our understanding that learning organizations are more effective, efficient and relevant to the communities they serve, we expect all team members to commit 5% of their time to learning activities that benefit Mercy Corps as well as themselves.
 
Accountability to Beneficiaries: Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts towards accountability, specifically to our beneficiaries and to international standards guiding international relief and development work, while actively engaging beneficiary communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field projects.
 
Supervisory Responsibility: Economic Development Specialist and Markets Systems Team Leader
 
Accountability
 
Reports Directly To: Programs Manager and Head of Office
 
Works Directly With: Wajir-based program team, operations and finance team in Wajir and equivalent departments in Nairobi.
 
Knowledge and Experience:
  • A degree in Business Administration, Economics or Finance is required. a graduate degree (MA/S) will be an added advantage
  • Minimum of five to seven years working for a financial institution with orientation to mass markets or within the private sector is required;
  • Interest and ability to work closely and through private sector partners
  • Must be familiar with the local Wajir context and fluency in the Somali language will be an added advantage
  • Familiarity with M&E, information, communications and knowledge sharing technologies and use of innovative approaches on digital financial services
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Excellent computer skills, specifically in MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint;
  • Excellent attention to detail and ability to complete tasks in a timely manner;
  • Excellent teamwork abilities and interpersonal skills;
  • Excellent networking and negotiation skills required;
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills
  • Demonstrated flexibility, creativity and enthusiasm as well as a willingness to learn and to be continually adaptive within a dynamic and often self-directed working environment mandatory;
  • Ability to focus on day-to-day tasks at hand while also working towards longer-term objectives with an understanding that these will change continuously
  • Willingness to spend much time in the field and work closely with program target groups.
Success Factors:
  • Innovative, decisive and inclusive leadership approach.
  • Creative and insightful in development programming including the relationships between economic empowerment, peace-building and reconciliation.
  • Cultural knowledge, sensitivity and respect.
  • Ability to engage with strategic institutional partners
Interested candidates who meet the above required qualifications and experience should submit a cover letter, detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) listing three professional references (including a recent supervisor) to hrkenya@ke.mercycorps.org on or before Monday 18th April, 2016 by 4.00pm. 

The email subject line must clearly show the job title and location they are applying for. 

Applications without the right subject heading will be automatically disqualified. 

Please do not attach any certificates.

(Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. 

We will only get in touch with shortlisted candidates.)

NB: Mercy Corps does not charge any fee at any stage of the recruitment process.

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