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Vacancy: Finance Officer
Purpose: To support SAPCONE with a range of Financial and Administrative support.
Report to: Finance and Administration Manager
Location: Lodwar Office
Closing date: 6th October, 2017
About SAPCONE: SAPCONE is a Kenyan based non-profit making indigenous organization with diverse development in Kenya and more so in ASAL and South Omo zone in Ethiopia.
Our head office is in Lodwar town in Turkana County with core mandate empowering marginalized communities for sustainable development
The main activities have revolved around; good governance and human rights, education and child protection initiatives and natural resource management.
SAPCONE involved in other community development interventions such as rain water harvesting and livelihoods Programmes that are labor intensive like road works and sanitation improvements in households in and around Turkana County.
It also deals with civic education and promotes peace building and conflict mitigation, Emergency response, Conflict early warning and families’ re-unification as a result of cross border atrocities among other programmes and projects.
Job Description
The Finance Officer will provide support to the finance and administration manager on the day-to-day finances.
Finance:
·         Record financial transactions in line with SAPCONE & donor requirements.
·         Process timely payments for goods and services received.
·         Managing and reconciling bank/cash books, preparation of monthly financial accounts for submission to SAPCONE, ensuring financial and resource accountability and effective management of records as required for auditing.
·         Adhere to the Head of Support/Director instructions (as Budget Holder) to ensure that expenditures are in line with SAPCONE policies and financial procedures.
·         Coordinate any interim and annual audits.
·         Ensure proper accounting of project recoveries and income recognition.
·         Maintain, at all times, accurate and up-to-date financial record and provide information when required.
·         Establish and prepare accurate and timely information for financial monitoring and progress of programme funds and grants.
·         Prepare monthly cash flow projections, assisting the HOS in preparing monthly cash forecast according to donor requirements, as requested.
·         Maintain collection and storage of regular financial reports and budget records.
·         Ensure adherence to the SAPCONE finance and administration guidelines at all times.
·         Provide soft and hard copies of monthly financial reports on deadline.
·         Assist in the preparation of donor reporting, interim and final.
·         Preparation of Statutory remittance to concerned bodies as provided for in the payroll – NHIF, NSIF, NSSF, Consultants withholding tax remissions and Annual returns. This needs to be done within the deadlines given.
·         Issuance and monitoring of Local Purchase Orders (LPOs) for goods and services.
·         Be responsible for the posting of the monthly finance pouch and include all necessary documents, as outlined by line manager.
Other tasks:
·         Follow any procedures and guidelines as laid out by SAPCONE and provide comments on where it can be more effective for the programme.
·         Work in close collaboration with other staff members, and provide back up support where necessary.
·         Liaise and communicate through line management
·         Any other duties specified by the Head of Support or Director as appropriate for the role.
Person Specification
·         Kenyan national
·         BSc in Business Finance, Finance or other related fields preferred
·         CPA qualified preferred section 6 or CPA K.
·         Proven experience in financial accounting of not less than 2 years
·         Excellent computer literacy in Excel and Word
·         Strong financial management experience with admin experience a strong advantage
·         Experience in liaising with Government, NGOs, UN and other organizations.
·         Experience in financial reporting on UN,ECHO, DFID, OFDA, USAID grants
·         Experience in preparing, reporting against and reforecasting budgets
·         Experience in Quick Books
·         Strong commitment to humanitarian work, preferably with more than 2 years’ experience of working with an NGO
·         Good interpersonal and team working skills, within a multicultural setting
·         Strong organizational and time management skills
·         Good spoken and written English
·         Proactive approach to work and able to work with limited supervision at various points
·         Familiarity with and commitment to SAPCONE vision and mission, and willingness to promote this in the field.
To Apply
Please submit your Updated C.V. and cover letter indicating the position on the subject line to hr@turkanapeople.org handwritten application must be addressed to undersigned before close of business on 6th October, 2017.
The Human Resource Coordinator,
SAPCONE-Turkana
P O Box 125, Lodwar 30500 Lodwar.

Job Vacancy: Emergency Child Protection Assistant
Reporting To:Child Protection Coordinator
Start Date: 13th October, 2017
Location: Lodwar
Deadline to Apply: 6th October, 2017
About SAPCONE: Is a Kenyan based non-profit making indigenous organization with diverse development in Kenya and more so in ASAL and South Omo zone in Ethiopia.
Our head office is in Lodwar town in Turkana County with core mandate empowering marginalized communities for sustainable development
The main activities have revolved around; good governance and human rights, education and child protection initiatives and natural resource management.
SAPCONE involved in other community development interventions such as rain water harvesting and livelihoods Programmes that are labor intensive like road works and sanitation improvements in households, in and around Turkana County.
It also deals with civic education and promotes peace building and conflict mitigation, Emergency response, Conflict early warning and families’ re-unification as a result of cross border atrocities among other programmes and projects.
Role Purpose: To ensure the mainstreaming of child protection interventions in Turkana Emergency Response by SAPCONE.
S/he will support child protection assessment, monitoring and evaluation, and work with relevant stakeholders to promote quality implementation of child protection interventions as per child protection framework.
In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.
Key Areas of Accountability:
Implementation of Child protection Activities
·         Plans, organises and implement child protection activities, supported by SAPCONE
·         Support case management at the community level
·         Support monitoring and evaluation of child protection activities in the community
·         Ensure proper follow up of child protection related concerns and community feedback.
·         Ensure identification of child protection gaps within the community.
·         Ensure development quality reports on child protection activities.
·         Support collaboration and partnerships with other child protection actors in the area.
·         Ensure gender mainstreaming in all interventions, and inclusion and participation of children in their own protection.
·         Support and ensure quality programs and capacity building of emergency response staff, government officials and stakeholders to: provide child protection, eliminate sexual abuse and gender based violence.
·         Support development of child protection response plans and master budgets and contributed to SAPCONE overall response strategy.
·         Support coordination of child protection actions and working groups in emergency response plan.
Emergencies
·         Participates in any emergency activity or exploratory visit in or out of the SAPCONE area of work, being prepared to intervene directly
Behaviours (Values in Practice)
Accountability:
·         holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling SAPCONE values
·         Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities – giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved.
Ambition:
·         sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the same
·         widely shares their personal vision for SAPCONE, engages and motivates others
·         Future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale.
Collaboration:
·         builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters
·         values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
·         Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.
Creativity:
·         develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
·         Willing to take disciplined risks.
Integrity:
·         honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity
Qualifications
·         Degree/Diploma in Development Studies, Community Development, Social Sciences, or any child development related field.
Experience and Skills
Essential
·         2 year work experience in child protection/ child right programming.
·         Commitment to SAPCONE values.
·         Ability and willingness to change work practices and hours in the event of major emergencies including travelling at short notice and for extended periods of
·         Flexible and positive approach to working in a stressful and changing environment with limited resources,
·         Strong written communication skills including proven experience in report writing
·         Computer literate;
·         Fluency in written and spoken English
Desirable
·         Ability to networking: Builds and uses sustainable relationships and networks to support the work of SAPCONE.
·         Knowledge of the local language is an added advantage
·         Problem Solving and Decision Making ability: Takes effective, considered and timely decisions by gathering and evaluating relevant information from within or outside the organization and making appropriate judgements.
·         Ability to deliver Results: Takes personal responsibility and holds others to account to deliver our ambitious goals for children, continually improving own performance or that of the team/organization.
·         Ability to Work effectively with others: Works collaboratively to achieve shared goals and thrives on diversity of people and perspectives. Knows when to lead and when to follow and how to ensure effective cross- boundary working.
Additional job responsibilities: The duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the role holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.
Equal Opportunities: The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SAPCONE Equal Opportunities and Diversity policies and procedures.
Child Safeguarding: We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children any form of abuse.
Health and Safety: The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SAPCONE Health and Safety policies and procedures.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates are required to submit their CV and mandatory cover letter, certificates/testimonials as one document hr@turkanapeople.org indicating the position on the subject line by 6th October, 2017.
Hand delivery applications indicating the position can also be addressed to the HR Coordinator and dropped at the SAPCONE in Lodwar.
The Human Resource Coordinator,
SAPCONE-Turkana
P O Box 125, LODWAR 30500 Lodwar.

Job Vacancy: Administrative Assistant
Reporting To:Finance and Administrative Manager
Start Date: 13th October, 2017
Location: Lodwar
Deadline to Apply: 6th, October 2017
About SAPCONE: SAPCONE is a Kenyan based non-profit making indigenous organization with diverse development in Kenya and more so in ASAL and South Omo zone in Ethiopia.
Our head office is in Lodwar town in Turkana County with core mandate empowering marginalized communities for sustainable development
The main activities have revolved around; good governance and human rights, education and child protection initiatives and natural resource management.
SAPCONE involved in other community development interventions such as rain water harvesting and livelihoods Programmes that are labor intensive like road works and sanitation improvements in households, in and around Turkana County.
It also deals with civic education and promotes peace building and conflict mitigation, Emergency response, Conflict early warning and families’ re-unification as a result of cross border atrocities among other programmes and projects.
About the Role: The Administrative Assistant under the general supervision of the finance and administration manager within the limits of SAPCONE policies and procedures maintains office operations within SAPCONE Office in (Turkana).
Below is a list of some of the general duties and responsibilities of the Administrative Assistant to be carried out as needed according to the determination of the supervisor?
Duties and Responsibilities
• Front office / Reception management including guiding and welcoming visitors, answering calls, responding to enquiries, taking/relaying messages etc.
• Coordinate the courier service and ensure correct and timely billing of courier services to projects.
• Coordinating and ensuring office cleanliness at all times and Supervising office cleaner/cleaning company
• Ensure that the office runs smoothly, specifically overseeing the management of general office supplies and stationery to ensure the smooth running of the organization.
1. Ordering, shopping and distributing of office supplies for the office, including cleaning items, tea supplies and others, through process maker
2. Oversee the ordering and management of kitchen and cleaning supplies
3. Maintains supplies by checking stock to determine inventory levels; anticipating requirements; placing and expediting orders and stocking items
• Ensuring utility bills are up to date to avoid electricity and water interruptions
• Keep track of office related payments deadlines, contracts, for effective office management to avoid any penalties or inconveniences.
Logistics:
1. Support in the booking of accommodation and making ground transport arrangements and for visitors and staff in the region you are supporting
2. Support in booking venues for meetings and trainings when required, and assist in event planning and implementation
3. Ensure timely billing of vehicles used by staff in the region you support, and effective management of vehicles, including SAPCONE owned vehicles.
Safety and Security
1. In charge of monitoring the guards and alarm services as per the guidelines provided
2. Ensuring First aid kits and other safety equipment such as fire extinguishers have been serviced and are up to date
Any other duties as assigned by the supervisor
Required Qualifications
·         Diploma in Business Administration or related field.
·         Flexible, motivated and ability to persistently drive issues to closure
·         Ability to operate in a dynamic environment and communicate with various levels of staff
·         Strong work ethic, team player and ability to maintain a high degree of integrity & professionalism in performing assigned responsibilities
·         Good spoken and written English is essential
·         Well organized and keen to detail
·         Strong computer skills in Microsoft packages, including Word, Excel, and Outlook
How to Apply
Please submit your Updated C.V. and cover letter indicating the position on the subject line to hr@turkanapeople.org handwritten application must be addressed to undersigned before close of business on 6th October, 2017.
The Human Resource Coordinator,
SAPCONE-Turkana
P O Box 125, Lodwar 30500 Lodwar.

Job Title: Procurement Officer
Availability: Immediate
About SAPCONE:SAPCONE is a Kenyan based non-profit making indigenous organization with diverse development in Kenya and more so in ASAL and South Omo zone in Ethiopia.
Our head office is in Lodwar town in Turkana County with core mandate empowering marginalized communities for sustainable development.
The main activities have revolved around; good governance and human rights, education and child protection initiatives and natural resource management.
SAPCONE involved in other community development interventions such as rain water harvesting and livelihoods Programmes that are labor intensive like road works and sanitation improvements in households in and around Turkana County.
It also deals with civic education and promotes peace building and conflict mitigation, Emergency response, Conflict early warning and families’ re-unification as a result of cross border atrocities among other programmes and projects.
Job Purpose: Responsible for the efficient coordination and management of all procurement functions and implementing the procurement strategy to support our organization’s overall strategy.
Job Responsibilities
·         In liaison with the Programs Director, develop and implement procurement policies and procedures, implement internal controls that are in line with the policies and procedures.
·         Implement the procurement process, and manage and control the procurement budget to maximize savings.
·         Work with internal and external stakeholders to determine procurement needs, quality, and delivery requirements
·         Assist in the development of specifications for equipment, materials, and services to be purchased.
·         Develop and maintain purchasing records, reports and price lists.
·         Review stock management system to determine re-order requirements, identify the most suitable supplier from the pre-qualified suppliers;
·         Receive approved requisitions and prepare and dispatch/ delivery notes as needed for provisions and follow up to ensure timely delivery;
·         Monitor unfilled orders and if necessary consult requisitioning departments for alternative specifications, or to guide on alternative suppliers.
·         Ensure quality products are sourced and supplied at the best prices.
·         Collect and collate information/statistics in preparation for negotiations and renewal thereof of service contracts for equipment and machinery.
·         Coordinate the printing and ordering of stationery, price reviews on all types of stationery, obtaining quotations from suppliers to facilitate negotiations for good prices.
·         Verify bills against orders before forwarding for authorization and eventually, payment by Finance department.
·         Comply with and maintain knowledge of applicable rules, legislation, standards and best practices.
·         Establish and negotiate contract terms and conditions, and maintain supplier relationships.
·         Administer contract performance, including delivery, receipt, warranty, damages and insurance.

·         Comply with and maintain knowledge of applicable rules, legislation, regulations, standards, and best practices.
Qualifications, Training and Experience:
·         Academic and professional qualifications
·         Bachelor’s degree in Procurement or Supply Chain Management
·         Qualifications in accounts training
·         Three years’ procurement and contract management experience, preferably in a training institution
·         Possession of a professional procurement qualification, such as C.I.P.S, KISM
·         Technical knowledge, skills and competencies
·         Ability to write narrative and analytical spread sheet reports;
·         Proven computer literacy in MS-Word, MS-Excel MS-Access or related programs required;
·         Ability to plan, prioritize, coordinate and perform multiple tasks simultaneously;
·         Ability to work under pressure and to meet deadlines;
·         Spoken and written fluency in English desired; and
·         Customer service skills
·         Ability to interact positively with management, and other employees, to promote a team effort and maintain a positive and professional approach.
·         Ability to produce a high volume of work in a timely manner, which is accurate, complete, and of high quality.
Experience Required
·         At least 3-4 years of relevant and progressive work experience gained working in large training / Nonprofit organizations
Personal Attributes
·         Trustworthiness
·         Integrity and professionalism
·         Time management skills
·         Problem solving and negotiation skills
·         Decision making and leadership skills
Key Performance Areas:
·         Obtain value for money from supply chain process
·         Effective and efficient coordination of the procurement process
·         Promote an understanding of procurement competencies in the organization
Key Performance Measures:
·         Goods and services delivered on time
·         Receipt of correct order quantities
·         Working within reasonable purchasing spend
·         Internal customer satisfaction
How to Apply
Please submit your Updated C.V. and cover letter indicating the position on the subject line to hr@turkanapeople.org handwritten application must be addressed to undersigned before close of business on 6th October, 2017.
The Human Resource Coordinator,
SAPCONE-Turkana
P O Box 125, Lodwar 30500 Lodwar.

Job Vacancy: Peace Building Coordinator
About SAPCONE:SAPCONE is a Kenyan based non-profit making indigenous organization with diverse development in Kenya and more so in ASAL and South Omo zone in Ethiopia.
Our head office is in Lodwar town in Turkana County with core mandate empowering marginalized communities for sustainable development
The main activities have revolved around; good governance and human rights, education and child protection initiatives and natural resource management.
SAPCONE involved in other community development interventions such as rain water harvesting and livelihoods Programmes that are labor intensive like road works and sanitation improvements in households in and around Turkana County.
It also deals with civic education and promotes peace building and conflict mitigation, Emergency response, Conflict early warning and families’ re-unification as a result of cross border atrocities among other programmes and projects.
Job Purpose: The Peace Coordinator is responsible for the implementation of peacebuilding activities within the Turkana county and South Omo zone.
The Officer assists in the preparation of work plans, budgets, and technical reports in collaboration with the Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator of the programme and directly oversees on-the-ground implementation activities.
The post holder will work with the Head of Programs to follow-up and, upon receiving information act in a timely and effective manner.
Key Areas of Responsibility:
1. Strategy and programme development
2. Project planning, implementation and management
3. Funding and financial management
4. Partner management
5. Networking, communication and advocacy
Duties:
1: Strategic and Programme Development
·         Assist in the development and implementation of SAPCONE Turkana peace building and reconciliation programme strategy
·         Contribute to internal (within the team and across the organization) discussions on thematic issues particularly on peace, security and governance
·         Contribute to further develop, and deepen understanding of, SAPCONE peacebuilding and governance thematic issues and approaches.
2: Programme Implementation
·         Support planning, development and implementation of the peacebuilding and governance project
·         Organize and facilitate dialogue meetings, workshops and forums with government representatives, civil society and communities in efforts to prevent violent conflict and promote cooperative approaches to peace, security and governance
·         Support SAPCONE to mainstream cross-cutting issues, among them, gender and youth in their initiatives
·         Support capacity development of partners involved in project implementation through innovative capacity building approaches
·         Arrange for regular meetings with partners to review and reflect on progress and results in order to identify, mitigate challenges and learn lessons for improved programme delivery
·         Support the M&E coordinator in assessing the extent to which partners’ initiatives are achieving the set results, writing and filing of reports
·         Develop donor reports
·         Participate in and contribute to quarterly and other scheduled programme performance review meetings
·         Assist the Heads of programme in planning and implementing the peacebuilding and governance project
3: Funding and Financial Management
·         Assist in identifying funding opportunities and fundraising
·         With the programme team, perform organizational activities such as drafting project reports, developing programme budgets and cash flows and regularly monitoring expenditure
·         Support preparation of monthly expenditure requests and account for project expenditure in line with SAPCONE financial procedures
4: Communications and Advocacy
·         Contribute to documentation of ‘success stories’ and other information to demonstrate results/impact of initiatives undertaken by partners and enhance the overall quality of performance reports to all constituents
·         Provide support in training and delivery of advocacy and peacebuilding for project partners and civil society organisations
·         Contribute to the development of appropriate strategies for advocacy with partners.
·         Identify and develop relationships with key strategic partners in government, civil society, media and the international community for promoting peace, good governance and conflict sensitivity in Turkana
·         Represent SAPCONE at meetings, seminars, co-ordination forums and other events
Skills:
·         Excellent communication skills both in English and swahili
·         Ability to work independently and as a member of a team to implement programmes and local partners to effectively meet programme needs
·         Ability to work effectively with governmental and non – governmental organizations and local communities in carrying out programme objectives
·         Excellent communication skills, written and oral and ability to relate sensitively to diverse groups
·         Self – driven and able to deliver results with minimum supervision
·         Good report – writing skills with excellent written and spoken English and swahili
·         Ability to work in diverse situations
·         Proficiency in Microsoft office and use of internet for research
Other: Willingness to travel to diverse locations in support of projects implementation and interact effectively with partners
How to Apply
Please submit your Updated C.V. and cover letter indicating the position on the subject line to hr@turkanapeople.org handwritten application must be addressed to undersigned before close of business on 6th October, 2017.
The Human Resource Coordinator,
SAPCONE-Turkana
P O Box 125, Lodwar 30500 Lodwar.

Job Vacancy: Monitoring and Evaluation Officer
About SAPCONE:SAPCONE is a Kenyan based non-profit making indigenous organization with diverse development in Kenya and more so in ASAL and South Omo zone in Ethiopia.
Our head office is in Lodwar town in Turkana County with core mandate empowering marginalized communities for sustainable development
The main activities have revolved around; good governance and human rights, education and child protection initiatives and natural resource management.
SAPCONE involved in other community development interventions such as rain water harvesting and livelihoods Programmes that are labor intensive like road works and sanitation improvements in households in and around Turkana County.
It also deals with civic education and promotes peace building and conflict mitigation, Emergency response, Conflict early warning and families’ re-unification as a result of cross border atrocities among other programmes and projects.
Reports to (hierarchy): Child Protection Program coordinator (working relationships): CP teams in Turkana
General job description: The Monitoring and Evaluation(M&E)Officer provides methodological and technical support to the Turkana based Child Protection team in order to ensure the quality of M&E tools in projects and programmes, in management and coordination of project information, and effective accountability to the beneficiary population.
The M&E Officer ensures that M&E /IM/Q&A approaches, methods, tools are relevant and consistent across all SAPCONE CP activities/sub-projects and the CP Working Group. He/she helps plan and implement activities requiring specific M&E, IM and Q&A expertise.
The M&E Officer helps develop a dynamic approach to M&E/IM/QA within the project including in working groups in which SAPCONE is engaged at SAPCONE level or within the Turkana.
He/she ensures M&E/IM/Q&A is an integral part of all SAPCONE departments, and that the M&E/IM/QA position plays key role in the Turkana based projects and ultimately, the Turkana program.
He/she helps develop an institutional culture that encourages critical thinking, collective learning and teamwork, as part of the organization’s focus on quality and accountability.
Main Responsibilities:
General
·         Helps programme coordinator and project leaders to develop and implement monitoring plans that are consistent with the organisation’s orientations.
·         Helps to implement an appropriate and effective M&E system that, where possible, brings together project and programme partners during the monitoring plan design phase and during the sharing and using of data.
·         Helps to establish M&E budgets by encouraging the optimal allocation of available resources (including financial, logistical and technical, and human resources) for M&E.
·         Helps to produce communication and reporting tools (for M&E issues) while optimal diffusion of M&E information.
·         Ensures ethical principles related to M&E are respected, especially those concerning gender equality, fairness and “do no harm”. Protects confidential data, applies the principles of informed consent, and protects children during the collection, processing, analysis and use of M&E data.
Technical Support in M&E
·         Ensures internal directives on M&E are correctly rolled out within the delegation, and that SAPCONE teams adopt all of SAPCONE existing / recommended M&E methodological guidelines and tools.
·         Helps to develop and write sections on M&E in project proposal (covering indicators, budgets and M&E framework).
·         Provides technical support during the design of monitoring tools and the collection and analysis of data, working with the Information Management and programme teams.
·         Helps prepare and organize routine monitoring activities and special monitoring of the projects.
·         Ensures monitoring tools are used correctly during the implementation phase, and provides support during data collection activities.
·         Supports data analysis processes and assists in drafting qualitative reports for effective programme management.
·         Provides technical support to ensure that M&E information is used successfully and adapted to target audiences during operational and strategic decision-making, at the project and delegation and in coordination with the Project coordinator and, the Child Protection Program Manager
·         Informs the Child Protection coordinator, of any unmet targets, contextual changes (risks and opportunities) and negative effects on beneficiaries.
·         Provides advice and methodological support during the recruitment of M&E consultants (by drafting terms of reference recruiting and following up on consultancy).
Technical Support Q&A
·         Supports the CP projects design and implement of the Q&A strategy and supervises all activities contributing to the Q&A of the said projects, and further provides support to the teams and cooperating agencies involved in the projects.
·         Directly supports teams by performing situation analyses, designing intervention strategies, capitalizing on lessons learned and creating the necessary conditions to inform, involve and communicate with populations and actors affected by projects and programmes (accountability).
·         Ensures that ethical principles such as gender equality, fairness and “do no harm” are respected in projects and programmes.
·         Supports an institutional culture that encourages discussion, critical thinking, collective learning and teamwork in Q&A fields.
Technical Support in IM
·         Supports the team to develop and maintain a standard database that is consistent with data sharing protocols of child protection agencies operating in Turkana
·         Provides supervision and capacity building of the data officer and data clerk
·         Trains SAPCONE team and community workers in correct use of the database tools.
·         Supports the team develop other tools required for the CP project to collect data and information for all activities.
·         Assists to ensure links to the GBV and CPIMS based on agreed upon procedures and in close consultation with the CP project coordinator and Database manager. Contributes to the development of tools and analysis of data for all CP surveys and evaluations.
Learning / training
·         Helps build the skills of the teams and partners he/she supports in the M&E field.
·         Helps capitalize on knowledge in M&E related issues.
Security and child safety
·         Understands and applies security policies, the Child Safeguarding Policy and fraud prevention policies.
Values
·         In his/her professional activities, adhere to the values of commitment, expertise, integrity and self-reliance
·         Work in different cultural backgrounds and in difficult situations, deal with confrontation due to differences (intercultural)
Competencies: This position requires personal, social and leadership competencies (PSLC) and technical and methodological competencies (TMC)
In particular:
1.   Ability to work independently, as well as to provide support and advice
Ability to create a cooperative and collaborative environment
3. Command of supporting and advising roles and competencies
4. Analytical skills
5. Discipline, precision, transparency and intellectual honesty
6. Excellent oral and written communication skills (in constructive negotiations) in all areas (internal and external), active listening skills
7. Flexibility, openness and adaptability
8. Results-oriented focus and problem-solving abilities
9. Ability to learn from negative experiences, capitalizing on errors and seizing opportunities
Other professional skills required:
1.   Expertise in project cycle management, detailed knowledge of concepts, processes and tools, and experience in leading participative processes
2.   Expertise in designing, planning and implementing Q&A initiatives (situation analyses, planning, monitoring, evaluation, capitalizing on lessons learned, participation, communication, information management)
3.   Expertise in developing, planning and implementing M&E systems, procedures and tools
4.   Knowledge of and experience with quantitative and qualitative methods in the humanitarian aid/development sector.
5.   Ability to understand and question issues, hypotheses and research
6.   Awareness and knowledge of ethical issues related to project management: gender equality, fairness and do no harm
7.   Knowledge of and professional experience in the children’s rights field (protection and health) in the humanitarian aid/development context
8.   Extensive experience in data management; collection and analysis Knowledge of information management software and tools (statistics, investigation management and mapping)
9.   Experience in preparing, planning and monitoring consultancies in the M&E field
10.          Awareness and knowledge of ethical issues related to M&E: do no harm and sensitivity to gender and diversity
11.          Knowledge of and professional experience in the children’s rights field (protection and health) in the humanitarian aid/development context
Application modalities:
Only candidates that fit the requirements above are invited to submit a covering letter, CV,
references, and copies of academic and professional certificates (if requirements are not met or application is incomplete, the application will not be considered).
The Application can be emailed to hr@turkanapeople.org
Kindly indicate the position on the subject line of the e-mail – only applications which will have complied with this request will be shortlisted.
Closing date for this position is 6th October, 2017

Job title: Programme Officer – Governance & Policy
Department: Governance & Policy
Reports to: Head of Programmes
Duty Station: Lodwar
Summary: SAPCONE is a Kenyan based non-profit making indigenous organization with diverse development in Kenya and more so in ASAL and South Omo zone in Ethiopia.
Our head office is in Lodwar town in Turkana County with core mandate empowering marginalized communities for sustainable development,
The main activities have revolved around; good governance and human rights, education and child protection initiatives and natural resource management.
SAPCONE involved in other community development interventions such as rain water harvesting and livelihoods Programmes that are labor intensive like road works and sanitation improvements in households in and around Turkana County.
It also deals with civic education and promotes peace building and conflict mitigation, Emergency response, Conflict early warning and families’ re-unification as a result of cross border atrocities among other programmes and projects.
SAPCONE is seeking to recruit a Programme Officer in its Governance & Policy Department.
We invite applications from interested persons.
Duties and Responsibilities
To be considered you must meet the following minimum requirements:
1. Advisory
Under guidance from the Head of Programmes, provide advice and technical support to governance and policy institutions in Turkana, donors and partner CBOs on strategy and policy implementation.
Provide technical support and advice in the monitoring of governance and policy strengthening programmes
2. Programme Management
a) Under supervision of the Programme Coordinator, assist in the management of donor and service contracts, including
·         Monitoring of expenditures, ensuring that donor inputs are properly accounted for and arrangements for payment of recurrent and other expenditures are timely;
·         Identifying and recommending consultants to carry out specific tasks related to the programme;
·         Assisting in the preparation of Terms of Reference and Performance Contracts for selected consultants and the facilitation of institutional arrangements that aid the work of the consultants in the field;
·         Under supervision of the programme coordinator , ensuring that contracts and grants design and implementation are in line with SAPCONE strategic plan, policies and procedures
b) Supporting the orderly operation of the programme, in line with established budgets including
·         Providing technical support to project partners in the development of sound governance and policy initiatives, their design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation
·         Providing technical support to project partners in the development of national policies/legislation
·         Providing assistance to ensure that technical documents of the programmes are fully reviewed and assessment reports prepared and discussed.
·         Assisting in the preparation of programme implementation reports and schedules.
·         Providing technical support to planning meetings related to the programmes.
·         Coordinating administrative arrangements for technical and training meetings/workshops and other activities relating to the programmes and assisting with the timely preparation of reports
·         Participating in and preparing reports of meetings and workshops
·         Providing support in the maintenance of programme records and documentation
·         Assisting in monitoring timelines and costs to ensure that activities are implemented in a timely and cost effective manner
·         Developing links and sharing experiences with other stakeholders in order to promote the mainstreaming of transparency in their activities, policies and programmes.
3. Strategic Development
Providing input and support to the programme coordinator in the development and review of Governance and policy strategies including, but not limited to, the empowering Turkana community for self-governance and development and SAPCONE strategic interest in policy locally, nationally and internationally.
4. Coordination / External Relationships
Under the supervision of the Programme coordinator:
·         Supporting the maintenance of constructive working relations with Kenya government, civil society, UN agencies, bilateral and multilateral donors
·         Supporting the maintenance of collaborative relationships with partner organizations and the development of collaborative programme strategies
·         Collaboration with relevant research and higher learning institutions
·         Collaboration with the private sector in line with SAPCONE policies to support transparency and accountability
5. Good Practice and Institution Learning
·         Providing technical support to the development of structured opportunities to facilitate internal and partner learning for decision-making and influencing practice
·         Assisting in project monitoring, reviews and evaluations and the development of good practice guidelines
6. Resource Mobilisation / Budget management
·         Assisting in the development of resourcing strategies that respond to programme and organizational objectives
·         Assisting in the identification and securing of funding in accordance with budget targets
·         Assisting in the development of project proposals and progress reports based on
established standards as required
·         Tracking programme expenditure against budgets
·         Assisting in donor research and advocacy
7. Reporting
In collaboration with other programme members and under the supervision of the Head of Programmes , preparing and/or contributing to the provision of narrative and financial reporting to donors, governments, partners and internally.
Qualification:
·         Bachelor degree in law
·         At least 3 years relevant work experience with an emphasis on governance, legislative drafting ,access to justice and community engagement
·         Experience in project design, implementation and management
How to Apply
Please submit your Updated C.V. and cover letter indicating the position on the subject line to hr@turkanapeople.org handwritten application must be addressed to undersigned before close of business on 6th October, 2017.
The Human Resource Coordinator,
SAPCONE-Turkana
P O Box 125, Lodwar 30500 Lodwar.
Note: SAPCONE is an equal opportunity employer. Women are especially encouraged to apply.

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