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Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Job Re-Advertisement: Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator (Senior Data Analyst)
(Kenya National Position)
Region: East Africa & Yemen, Norwegian Refugee Council
Town / City: Nairobi
Building Resilient Communities in Somalia (BRCiS) is a Consortium of national and international organizations whose objective is to support and guide vulnerable communities in Somalia in building their resilience capacities, in their own ways.

The Consortium was started in 2013 as a capstone project of Department for International Development (DfID) to rethink humanitarian aid delivery and since then has grown to a globally relevant resilience consortium with active funding of more than 100 million USD, serving more than 500 communities in 36 districts across Somalia.
BRCiS’s objective is to reinforce target populations’ capacities to withstand cyclical and minor shocks with the aim of decreasing the number of people in a state of crisis. BRCiS adopts a holistic approach to resilience, which seeks to respond to the immediate humanitarian needs of targeted households and communities, while tackling the root causes of vulnerability and destitution.
Community engagement lies at the heart of all activities implemented by BRCiS with interventions cutting across multiple sectors including but not limited to WASH, Health and Nutrition (H&N), Food Security and Livelihoods (FSL), Financial Access, Natural Resource Management (NRM), Early Warning and Early Action (EWEA), Gender as well as Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA), etc. Relatedly, BRCiS is committed to evidence-based programming and adaptive management of its programmes, guided by an active learning strategy and research agenda.
In recent years, the CMU M&E Department implemented several large-scale projects to enhance the evidence base for resilience programming:
1) with implementation support from its Members, the team has coordinated a baseline survey with 6000 Somali households to learn more about their shock exposure and coping strategies
2) conducted the first information ecosystem assessment ever done in Somalia interviewing close to 1000 vulnerable households to better understand their information access and news consumption patterns
3) has built up a database which collects high-frequency data on 30 early warning indicators covering 36 district Somalia to help the Consortium better anticipate and respond to shocks and stresses.
Currently, the M&E Department has several other ongoing research and M&E projects which requires the close involvement of the selected candidate.
To name a few, these will involve
1) the cleaning and the analysis of a panel dataset consisting of high-frequency phone surveys to study how vulnerable households cope with shocks across seasonal cycles
2) analysis of the Consortium’s annual resilience surveys
3) data management and analytical support to analyze how providing long-term and predictable cash-transfers affect the well-being and resilience outcomes of different livelihoods groups in Somalia.
In this current role, we are looking for a highly independent and data-fluent mid-career professional with substantial experience in designing, developing and analyzing large-scale research and evaluation projects to generate actionable insights for programme planning and change.
Duties and Responsibilities
Specific Duties
·         Design, manage and analyse internal evaluation and research projects using quantitative methods in coordination with the Consortium MEAL Working Group.
·         Clean, analyze and communicate quantitative data collected by BRCiS and external consultants including but not limited to the Consortium’s annual household interviews, seasonal monitoring surveys, Early Warning Early Action (EWEA) database, post-distribution monitoring (PDM) forms, etc.
·         Prepare project reports, disseminate results and present results at internal and external events
·         Actively participate in technical meetings, trainings and workshops
·         Lead on the Consortium’s data visualization and dashboard presentation efforts
·         Manage and update the Consortium’s datasets including the BRCiS beneficiary database
·         Produce periodic analytical reports on data from NRC Global Outcome and Output Reporting System (GORS) in liaison with the Regional M&E Team
·         Liaise with respective M&E focal points in the region to collect lessons learnt and promote institutional learning in the field of resilience programming
General Duties
·         Supports the BRCiS Consortium’s research and learning agenda by providing technical assistance to the development, management, analysis and dissemination of the Consortium’s evaluation and research work
·         Contributes to the training of Consortium Members on the use of research and M&E tools
·         Contributes to the training of survey teams in the field; participates in the monitoring of surveys and interview protocols during data collection; conducts data back-checks and supervises field teams during data collection to ensure data quality
·         Provides technical support to supervise the research and evaluation projects done by external consultants, research companies and survey firms
·         Conducts statistical analysis on quantitative data collected
·         Prepares literature reviews and research briefs
·         Any other ad-hoc request defined by the M&E Manager
Required Qualifications
·         A Master’s degree in Statistics, Economics, Public Policy, Mathematics or related fields. Strong technical understanding of statistics/econometrics is essential
·         3-5 years of previous work experience in a related field
·         Extensive quantitative skills, including knowledge of and experience working with data analysis software (STATA, Python, R, Matlab)
·         Experience working with different data types including but not limited to household survey data, phone surveys, panel surveys, perception-based measures, satellite imagery etc.
·         Substantial experience applying a wide range of statistical methods to inform program design and change
·         Strong experience in Digital Data Gathering (DDG) technology (ODK or ONA preferred)including the ability to quickly digitalize/script large and complex surveys in XLS form
·         Excellent data visualizations skills including familiarity of using data visualizations software (Tableau preferred)
·         Outstanding communication and report writing skills and the ability to translate complex statistical insights for non-technical audiences
Desired Qualification
·         Specialized knowledge of one or more thematic areas including but not limited: WASH, food security, gender, livelihoods, financial access, natural resource management, disaster risk reduction, unconditional cash transfers, or a related field
·         Experience in creating complex dashboards or managing the development of dashboard-building will serve as a distinct advantage
·         Experience working in the humanitarian sector is an asset but it can be substituted with substantial experience the private, governmental or development sector4. Detailed familiarity of mapping software such as QGIS or ArcGIS
Personal Qualities
·         Good communication and interpersonal skills
·         Strong organizational and team working skills
·         Good cultural awareness and sensitivity
·         Highly approachable, trustworthy and confidential
·         Excellent communication and presentation skills
·         Works well under pressure and meet deadlines
·         Excellent planning, coordination, and reporting skills, with the ability to organize a substantial workload comprised of complex, diverse tasks and responsibilities
We can offer
Contract Duration: 1 year, renewable subject to availability of funding
Job Grade: 7 as per NRC Kenya National Scale
Travel: 30% within the East Africa & Yemen region
Duty station: Nairobi
*Open to Kenyan Nationals Only* *Female applicants are encouraged to apply*
How to Apply
CLICK HERE to apply online
Application Deadline: 31/01/2020

Job Title: Regional Proposal Development and Reporting Coordinator (Grants)
Kenya National Position
Region: East Africa & Yemen
The main purpose of the Proposal Development and Reporting Coordinator position is to coordinate project and donor proposals and ensure efficient grants administration for consortia led by NRC, including timely and quality reporting
Duties and responsibilities
Documentation and Reporting
·         Prepare reports for donors, partners, government on program progress, ensuring all reporting requirements of donors are delivered on time and in a quality manner
·         Support the Head of Programme Support Unit and BRCiS Programme Manager by responding to information requests, drafting success stories, and monitoring and reporting on the impact of the various core competency programs
·         Ensure quality of program writing, including program activity plans, reports and informal updates
Program Quality
·         Maintain program files and ensure copies of donor concept notes, proposals, contracts and reports are correctly filed
·         Ensure that all programme staff and partners and are aware of requirements and conditions of grant agreements and contracts, through the use of grant opening/mid/closing meetings and other methods
·         Ensure that grant coordination systems and processes are successfully implemented across the life of the grant. Ensure that key controls are in place to support effective management of the funding portfolio and compliance with the donor requirements
Program Development
·         Contribute to program design to ensure standards are met
·         Support the Head of Programme Support Unit and BRCiS Program Manager with the development of strategy and/or position papers
·         Work with programme teams and partners to draft concepts and proposal
·         Ensure that the parts of the budget related to program outputs correspond with the proposal narrative before submission for review
Communications and Representation
·         Develop and implement communications strategy in conjunction with the Head of Programme Support Unit and BRCiS Program Manager
·         Ensure compliance with all donor/organizational communications initiatives
·         Facilitate information sharing among internal and appropriate external audiences
·         Carry out tasks on a need basis in agreement with the Head of Programme Support Unit and BRCiS Program Manager
·         University degree in project management
·         At least 5 years of relevant experience within field of expertise
·         Relevant experience from project management and grants coordination in the humanitarian sector
·         Experience from working with humanitarian and development donors
·         Good understanding of donor rules and regulations
·         Skills and experience in report and proposal writing
·         Strong analytical skills (data and financial)
·         Excellent written and oral communication skills in English
·         Above average computer skills
Personal Qualities
·         Strong communication, coordination and interpersonal skills
·         Ability to mediate in high-stress scenarios with competing interest
·         Planning and delivering results
·         Managing resources to optimize results
·         Influencing
·         Handling insecure environments
We can offer
Contract Period: 12 months renewable subject to availability of funding
Salary / Benefits: National Grade 7 as per Kenya Salary Scale
Travel: 40%
*Females candidates are encouraged to apply*
NRC may be required to verify the identity of its partners and employees to check they have not been involved in illegal activities. NRC reserves the right to use electronic screening tools for this purpose.
How to Apply
CLICK HERE to apply online
Application deadline: 28/01/2020

Job Title: WASH Assistant – Solar / Electrical Technician
Kenyan Nationals Only
The NRC East Africa & Yemen mission is an expanding programme. NRC started its operations in Kenya in the refugee camps in Dadaab in February 2007. NRC has WASH, Shelter, Education, Food Security and Livelihood and Information Counselling and Legal Assistant programmes implemented in the refugee camps in Dadaab and Kakuma.
All NRC employees are expected to work in accordance with the organisation’s core values: dedication, innovation, inclusivity and accountability. These attitudes and beliefs shall guide our actions and relationships. The NRC East Africa & Yemen mission is an expanding programme.
NRC started its operations in Kenya in the refugee camps in Dadaab in February 2007. NRC has WASH, Shelter, Education, Food Security and Livelihood and Information Counselling and Legal Assistant programmes implemented in the refugee camps in Dadaab and Kakuma.
All NRC employees are expected to work in accordance with the organisation’s core values: dedication, innovation, inclusivity and accountability.
These attitudes and beliefs shall guide our actions and relationships.
Duties and Responsibilities
The WASH Assistant – Solar/Electrical technician will be responsible for design, installation, repair and maintenance of solar power grid and on electrical parts. He/she will be required to actively participate in the retrieval, repair and installation of water supply systems in the camp.
He/she will also be monitoring all electrical installations in the generator rooms and carry out repairs and maintenance of the standby control panels, change over switches and other electrical equipment’s in the workshop.
·         Design, install, inspect, maintain and repair solar panel systems, including the solar collectors, concentrators, batteries, pumps, fans, or support structure.
·         To keep records of all the repairs those have been done in the field and in the workshop as well the running hours of the generator sets to ensure timely servicing.
·         Do any and all electrical work needed to connect solar system to electric grid. This includes proper grounding systems, controls and all necessary testing.
·         Assist in conducting regular assessments and give recommendations for rehabilitations of the solar systems, boreholes and submersible pumps.
·         Capacity building of incentive staffs and communities in solar powered water systems operation.
·         Installation of new generators and retrieval of the old and defective ones ensuring they are well wired and operational.
·         Oversee strict daily borehole running and operation, and being the custodian of gen-set keys and ensure correct amount of fuel is dispensed to the borehole and compound gensets.
·         To keep records of all the electrical repairs and spares that have been done in the field and in the workshop.
·         To prepare monthly unit reports on jobs and conditions of all the relevant system.
·         Technical designs and BoQs for the power grid for the borehole locations and NRC compounds in Kakuma
·         To assist in supervision of the contractors doing upgrade or installations of the power grids in NRC compounds.
·         Advise and recommend the power requirement for electrical gadgets.
·         Together with borehole attendants and team leader, maintain cleanliness and safety of the gensets, submersible and booster pumps in the field.
·         Supporting the WASH Officer-Sources in procurement of the necessary fast moving spare parts, and working tools for the repair of the gensets and pumps.
·         To participate in recruitment of boreholes attendants borehole watchmen and EST watchmen and ensure they are well trained in undertaking minor electrical installations and repairs.
·         Any other assignment as may be required by the WASH Officer.
·         Relevant qualifications in Solar / Electrical Engineering
·         Proven practical experience in the planning and execution of WASH Programmes of at least 3 years the management of generators, pumps and accessories. Ability to maintain generators is an added advantage.
·         Ability to initiate, develop, plan and implement an integrated programme.
·         Excellent communication (spoken and written) skills, including the ability to explain and present technical information
·         Experience in capacity building and training of staff and target groups
·         Political and cultural awareness and experience of working where insecurity is a major issue
·         Ability to work independently in a result oriented multi-tasking and multi-cultural environment and manage conflicting priorities.
Personal Qualities
·         Planning and delivering results
·         Coping with change
·         Working with people
·         Handling insecure environments
We can offer
Duty station: Kakuma
Contract period is one year with possibility of extension.
Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s general directions, The candidate will observe NRC’s code of conduct and working hours for the NRC Office in Kakuma.
*Qualified female candidates & persons with disability are highly encouraged to apply for this position*
How to Apply
CLICK HERE to apply online
Application Deadline: 04/02/2020

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