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Massive Recruitment in SAPCONE, Kenya

SAPCONE is a Kenyan based non –governmental organization whose mandate is to work with people particularly pastoralist and fisher-folk communities in Northern Kenya as the main beneficiaries of peace and development.
We do this through innovative project implementation for purposes of attaining sustainable livelihoods. Formed in 2006 as community based organization and transitioned in 2011 as National Public Benefits Organization.
Since its inception in 2006 the organization, has implemented several projects on good governance and social accountability, increase access to education and child protection ,support and strengthen community projects for resilience and livelihoods, Promote innovative peace building and recurring conflict among Turkana and cross border communities in South Omo zone in Ethiopia,
SAPCONE is seeking a dynamic and suitable qualified person for the position mention below and be based in the duty station indicated.
Position Title: Fundraising and Resource Mobilization Manager
Reference: SAP/FARM/001/2018
Duty Station: Lodwar
# of Positions: 1
Duties and Responsibilities
·         Coordinate the development of funding proposals
·         Update, further develop and implement the strategy for resource mobilization;
·         Support and promote the development of strategic alliances with donor organizations and other strategic actors, with special emphasis on the EU;
·         Monitor and identify funding opportunities for SAPCONE and partner organizations;
·         Undertake capacity building initiatives for staff on skills improvement ensuring there is knowledge on the SAPCONE resource mobilization manual
·         Coordinate the resource mobilization work in Turkana
·         Coordinate needs for information material and targeted donor communication with the communication officer; and
·         Evaluate and systematically document the experiences and lessons learnt.
Qualifications and Competencies
·         A Bachelor’s degree in Development/Social Studies/Humanitarian/ Communication. A master’s degree in Business Administration or Development Work will be an added advantage;
·         Specialized Training/Professional Qualifications on fundraising and resource mobilization
·         Minimum of 5 years of work experience in development work and/or international development cooperation working on resource mobilization
·         Experience in resource mobilization for international development cooperation, development of concept notes and funding proposals
·         Experience in development and implementation of methods for international development cooperation, including human rights based approach, planning, monitoring, evaluation and risk management;
·         Strong analytical and communication skills, works well in a team, excellent deadline management and ease to work towards set goals;
·         Good knowledge of international relations, EU development policy and international development cooperation;
·         Excellent communication and report writing skills in English;
·         Proficient computer skills;

Job Title: Finance and Administration Manager
Duty Station: Lodwar
Reference: SAP/FAM/002/2018
# of Positions: 1
Duties and Responsibilities
·         Monitor the day-to-day financial operations within SAPCONE, such as payroll, invoicing, and other transactions
·         Oversee financial department employees, including financial assistants and accountants
·         Contract outside services for tax preparation, auditing, banking, investments, and other financial needs as necessary
·         Track the Organization financial status and performance to identify areas for potential improvement
·         Seek out methods for minimizing financial risk to the organization
·         Research and analyses financial reports and market trends
·         Provide insightful information and expectations to senior executives to aid in long-term and short-term decision making
·         Review financial data and prepare monthly and annual reports
·         Present financial reports to board members, stakeholders, executives, and clients in formal meetings
·         Stay up to date with technological advances and accounting software to be used for financial purposes
·         Establish and maintain financial policies and procedures for the organization
·         Understand and adhere to financial regulations and legislation.
Qualifications and Competencies
·         Bcom Accounting/Bacc Accounting
·         Full ACCA or CPA
·         5 Years relevant experience
·         leadership skills and experience; employee management; understanding of data privacy standards
·         Solid communication skills, both written and verbal English.

Position Title: Procurement and Logistics Officer
Duty Station: Lodwar
Reference: SAP/PLO/003/2018
# of Positions: 1
Duties and Responsibilities
·         Performing the daily procurement tasks, ensuring that SAPCONE standard processes, procedures and ways of workings are executed to an accurate level of detail. Standard tools and templates should be utilized that will ensure procurement activities are streamlined.
·         Lead monthly review sessions with all program managers on progress against procurements under process, upcoming procurement initiation & identifying current & prospective supply chain bottlenecks and developing mitigation plans for these.
·         Coordinate with Operations colleagues to ensure rationalization & quantification supply chain SAPCONE practices are being followed.
·         Providing hands-on supervision and support to procurement staff, where appropriate, to ensure that they are knowledgeable and competent in the daily execution and prioritization of their tasks (such as the order requisitioning process, Market surveys and optimization of the supply chain).
·         Contributing to Project planning, in terms of having an appreciation of the field constraints and capabilities. Raising these risks to the appropriate senior logistics and management personnel in a timely manner is vital and should be executed.

·         Understand Donor requirements especially DFID, OFDA, ECHO, BPRM, UNICEF, UNHCR and share these with logistics support staff, where appropriate, so they understand their direct accountability to Donors through standard reporting.
·         Supporting the appropriate senior logistics personnel in the execution of specific project tasks and logistics planning activities, when required.
·         Ensure new staff receives appropriate inductions on procurement systems and processes.
·         Supervise all filing and document management within the logistics department in a systematic, coherent and transparent way as per SAPCONE needs and obligations and donor requirements.
·         Develop & maintain strategic sourcing plans and county supply chain plan determine what this market can offer in terms range of products and services and determine the geographical distribution and nature of the local markets.
·         To analyze human resources available to support the supply chain; that existing and newly hired national staff are trained & mentored to perform their functions; support in training and capacity building for the staff and ensure attendance sheets are delivered
·         Establish and maintain good contacts with suppliers, government offices, UN agencies and other NGOs with regards to logistical matters
·         Ensure online procurement Tracking System is accurately and effectively used.
·         Establish Blanket Purchase Agreements (Long term frame-work agreements) for a main supplies and services awarded/updated accordingly.
·         Set reliable communication line (regular meeting) with stakeholders to ensure duplication (if any) of procurement functions with Finance, Admin and HR are resolved.
·         Actively working with respective Budget Holders, ensure Procurement Plans are updated and consolidated for further use and shared with relevant staff.
Qualifications and Competencies
·         Bachelor’s Degree in Procurement & Supply Chain Management or relevant field of work.
·         Evidence of practical experience in logistics within the field of supply chain management (procurement, tendering, contracting management, etc.).
·         Evidence of management of procurement systems.
·         Evidence of 3 to 4 field deployments; 2 to 3 humanitarian emergency deployments and 3 to 4 international deployments; minimum 6 weeks in length.
·         Evidence of the ability to plan for, and conduct training in all areas of logistics for staff (suitable to staff knowledge level). Some record of experience with donor (especially, OFDA, ECHO, DFID, BPRM, UN-Agencies specific procedures.
·         It is desirable that experience is supported by study by academic study, such as completion of the Certification in Humanitarian Logistics.
·         Experience of the provision of support to the management of budgets and the ability to provide input to the timely, complete and accurate reports.
·         The commitment and some demonstrated training skills to build staff capacity, in the areas of supply chain management.

Job Title: Agricultural Officer
Reference: SAP/AO/004/2018
Duty Station: Lodwar
# of Positions: 1
Duties and Responsibilities
·         Identify and screen livelihood groups and individuals for engagement in income diversification initiatives.
·         Participate in dissemination of key program information, identification of program beneficiaries and in assessments and screening of applicants for grants
·         Assist and build the capacity of selected livelihood groups and businesses through training, mentoring and couching. Some sessions will specifically target the need of women and youth.
·         Offer technical advice and customer tailored training to the program beneficiaries across the livestock value chain as well as seek expertise assistance from SRC, line county departments of other stakeholders
·         Facilitate the formation of business networking among the entrepreneurs and livelihood groups.
·         Mobilize entrepreneurs and livelihood groups/individuals to attend learning visits, trade fairs and important annual events like “pasture week”
·         Carry out monitoring of livelihood and grants activities and collate information that will contribute to human interesting stories, case studies as well to the program monthly and quarterly reports
·         Identify risks and challenges in a timely manner and suggest appropriate remedial measures
·         Document and share lessons learnt for county learning and fertilization
·         Participate in program surveys, field data collection, analyses and reporting
·         Ensure implementation of the gender strategy and deliberately target women, youth and local community with program activities
·         Represent SAPCONE at the field and sub county level by collaborating with PREG, county government official and other stakeholders on sequencing layering and integration of activities
·         Perform any other duty as may be directed by the programme coordinator
Qualifications and Competencies
·         Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in Entrepreneurship, Business Management, Livestock Marketing, Agribusiness Management, International Relations,
·         Development Studies, Pastoral Livestock Systems Development or a related field.
·         At least 3 years’ working experience in agricultural and fishing value chain or closely related field preferably with NGOs.
·         Experience in MSME development, and similar fields will be an added advantage.
·         Strong writing, analytical, presentation and reporting skills.

Job Title: Monitoring and Evaluation Officer
Reference: SAP/MERL/005/2018
Duty Station: Lodwar
# of Positions: 1
Duties and Responsibilities
·         Propose an M & E Strategy that is aligned to the strategic plan 2016 to 2020 of the organization
·         Develop and implement M & E procedures and guidelines to support the programme implementation and enable SAPCONE achieve its strategic objectives.
·         Spearhead research on key issues that SAPCONE needs to understand to guide programme development
·         Design and implement data collection and reporting controls and procedures that ensure accuracy and reliability of data that is collected
·         Development and review of comprehensive overall Monitoring and Evaluation framework and toolkits including performance indicators and benchmarks for all aspects of the organization’s strategic direction
·         Coordinate all research and evaluations of SAPCONE programmes
·         Collate and analyse data for reports and produce a systematic and analytical progress report to guide management in decision making.
·         Research and recommend appropriate software for data collection, archiving and analysis for the organization to procure
·         Training staff on efficient use of Monitoring and Evaluation tools
·         Work closely with the Program Manager and the fundraising Manager to develop concepts for funding, pitching to donors and resource mobilization for Monitoring and evaluation
·         Ensure publication of findings from research undertaken by SAPCONE in reputable journals
·         Participate in the Team Leadership Committee and undertake oversight and appraisal of staff in the department
Qualifications and Competencies
·         A degree holder from a recognized university
·         Three years’ experience and above undertaking research and managing data in a demanding environment
·         Experience in working with M & E software e.g. Sales force or any other
·         Proven capacity to manage a team of staff within the department
·         Excellent standard of written English and ability to communicate effectively
·         High level of proficiency in the use of MS Office, particularly Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint
How to Apply:
If you believe you have the above skills and experience and desire to join SAPCONE in the aforementioned capacity, please apply by sending a detailed CV and copies of certified testimonials addressed
to the Human Resources Manager
via the following address:
please clearly indicate the position title on the envelope.
Hand-written applications should be addressed to
The Human Resource Manager
P.O Box 125 -30500
OR Hand delivered to SAPCONE HQ Offices in Kanamkemer – Kampi Mpya area.
To reach us by 5pm Tuesday 12th June, 2018
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
SAPCONE is an equal opportunity employer.
Female candidates are encouraged to apply

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