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Massive Recruitment by an NGO in Nairobi Kenya - DAI


DAI is an employee-owned global development company. For 40 years, we have worked on the frontlines of international development, tackling fundamental social and economic development problems caused by inefficient markets, ineffective governments, and instability. Currently, DAI is delivering results that matter in some 60 countries. Our integrated development
solutions turn ideas into impact by bringing together fresh combinations of expertise and innovation across multiple disciplines—crisis mitigation and stability operations, democratic governance and public sector management, agriculture and agribusiness, private sector development and financial services, economics and trade, HIV/AIDS and disease control, water and natural resources management, and energy and climate change. Our clients include international development agencies, international lending institutions, private corporations and philanthropies, and national governments.
About the Programme
The UK Prime Minister’s London Conference on Somalia (February 2012) concluded that support for local stability should be in accordance with the New Deal for engagement in fragile states and build on the stabilisation strategies prepared by relevant authorities, including the Intergovernmental Authority and the Government of Somalia . Improved coordination of international support to build stability and a need to integrate political, security and development initiatives was recognised.  To that end, the Conference announced the establishment of a multi-donor Somalia Stability Fund (SSF) and a set of principles to guide international support. 
The donors contributing to the SSF (Denmark, Norway, The Netherlands, United Arab Emirates, and United Kingdom) reviewed existing funding mechanisms to Somalia and agreed that a new, multi-donor Fund was required.  The SSF offers donors a means to respond rapidly and flexibly to the ebb and flow of opportunity that Somalia’s complex operating environment offers, to develop an approach that fully integrates political, security and development interventions, and to improve the coherence and impact of international support to promote stability.  The Fund offers Somali stakeholders a source of multi-year funding that can respond to local, small-scale needs and opportunities, provide resources equitably across Somalia to take to scale existing programmes and establish new initiatives, and can link local interventions to regional and national political processes.  
The SSF will incorporate innovative approaches to promote transparency, manage risk, and monitor results.  Its governance structure is designed to promote coordination and cooperation with other programmes and to allow representation of core international and Somali stakeholders, while ensuring it is sufficiently agile to capitalise on opportunities and leverage greater impact from complementary programming.
The aim of the fund is to provide sustained support over the longer term to local processes of building stability in Somalia, and to help areas become stable over the medium-term, whilst linking them to national processes. It seeks to be flexible, and to respond to an evolving context and lessons learnt, addressing priorities and approaches set out by local stakeholders. The Fund aims to provide sustained and graduated support to stability issues in the short, medium, and longer term as needed. 

The Fund’s expected outcome is to provide more stability for poor Somalis by building peace and security, strengthening administrations, and improving infrastructure and services.  It will fund development projects led and implemented by communities, support legitimate and representative local administrations, and increase the number of inclusive local, regional and national peace agreements. SSF outputs are:
•    A greater number of inclusive local, regional and national peace settlements.
•    A greater number of communities who are safe and more secure.
•    Target communities’ priority development needs met.
•    A greater number of legitimate and representative local administrations
•    International support to local areas of stability is better managed and coordinated. 

DAI is seeking an experienced and dynamic Team Leader / Fund Manager to lead the Fund. 


Based in Nairobi, the Team Leader / Fund Manager will be expected to travel to Somalia on a regular basis.
 
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Provide overall strategic direction to the Fund, have responsibility for meeting the Fund objectives
  • Ensure the development and management of a wide range of potential projects that build and maintain the stability of local areas and link into a process of national reconciliation.
  • Provide overall programme management to the Fund
  • Act as spokesperson for the Fund, representing and advocating its work on global platforms
  • Serve as primary liaison between Funders (DFID,Netherlands, Denmark, Norway and the United Arab Emirates), DAI, and grantees.
  • Oversee the monitoring and evaluation of the overall programme, and timely submission of reports
  • Overall responsibility for performance and results monitoring of the fund
  • Supervise and coordinate the work of all long- and short-term staff and subcontractors.
  • Oversee Grants and Finance Managers in grantee  management including financial and programme implementation and monitoring
Requirements:
  • Proven track record in developing and delivering flexible and responsive grant mechanisms in a conflict affected states from the bottom-up and that are rooted in the realities of specific local contexts.
  • Creative, innovative thinker with the ability to integrate support on political, security and development issues.
  • Experience developing and implementingrobust, flexible and innovative approaches to political, personnel, and financial risk management.
  • At least 10 years of experience managing long-term international donor-funded development programmes, particularly programmes in conflict-affected states. Experience with DFID procurement and management requirements strongly preferred.
  • Ability to travel and work in Somalia, with a proven contact base and a strong understanding of Somali politics, culture and clan dynamics.
  • Experience setting up and managing multi-donor funding mechanicals, particularly in fragile states in East Africa.
  • Experience overseeing grant and/or challenge funds, including:
  1. Financial management and compliance, and experience of applying due diligence processes to potential partners.
  2. Demonstrated experience working on grant management and development of grant mechanisms
  • Experience working in conflict affected and fragile states, in politically complex environments, with prior work history in Somalia, East Africa, and/or other Islamic states.
  • Experience applying conflict sensitive approaches and do-no-harm principles on the ground.
  • Experience working cross-sector, bringing together political, security and development issues.
  • Excellent communication skills, including strong presentation and facilitation skills
  • English fluent and Somali desirable
Project Start Date: May 2013 
 
Duration: 29 to 41 months
 
Application Deadline: 28th February 2013
 
How to apply:
 
Please submit your application via the following link: 

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Deputy Team Leader – Somalia Stability Fund
 
DAI is seeking an experienced Deputy Team Leader who will be responsible for all operational aspects of the Project, including oversight of grant, logistics, finances, and subcontracts, and administrative matters. 

S/He will deputise for the Team Leader as required, leading on the annual workplanning process, and will act as a liaison between Somali-based teams and the project office. 

Based in Nairobi,  the Deputy Team Leaderwill be expected to travel to Somalia on a regular basis.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Overall responsibility for project administration as the Team Leader’s delegated representative.
  • Directly supervise Operations personnel – including Logistics, HR, finance, procurement and grants.
  • Support the Team Leader in the day to day management of the grants programme and the activities fund, including procurement, tracking of results and administrative oversight
  • Deputise on behalf of the Team Leader when required
  • Serve as liaison with other project components (including Regional Managers)  on matters of project operations
  • Serve as the Team Leader’s advisor on all contractual and financial matters with the donors, Partners, and Subcontractors and play a key role in the preparation of the budget
  • Work with counterpart consultants to improve systems, policies, procedures, and structures in targeted governmental and non-governmental institutions.   
  • Provide support to the technical components of the project to help staff overcome specific bottlenecks and to provide results documentation and publicity for a wider audience. 
  • Assist technical staff with planning and preparation of grants and activities
  • Assist in the documentation of project results, via contributions to articles, reports and other deliverables.
  • With Team Leader, oversee programme’s annual workplanning and budgeting process.
  • Maintain project results files and documentation of deliverables achievement, including regular drafting and compilation of monthly, quarterly and annual reports, as indicated by the Team Leader
  • Recruit and manage new staff with Team Leader
Requirements
  • Minimum of 7 years of experience in international development, with at least 5 years in management positions in fragile states, conflict contexts.
  • Experience and strong understanding of governance and stability issues in Horn of Africa.
  • Previous management experience in Somalia essential
  • Proven understanding of how to do business in Somalia, with established networks through which to mobilise support and smooth operations.
  • Experience in managing international and national teams from diverse cultural backgrounds
  • Programme strategy development experience, including work planning, and activity budgeting
  • Experienced in DFID systems and processes, including demonstrated understanding of the value for money agenda, and its application to programme implementation and monitoring.
  • Ability to oversee programme financial manager, with proven experience in financial accountability. 
Project Start Date: May 2013
 
Duration: 29 to 41 months
 
Application Deadline: 28th February 2013
 
How to apply:
 
Please submit your application via the following link:


We are seeking qualified candidates for the following roles (Please ensure that when specify which role you are applying for in your application): 
 
1. Regional Specialists
 
2. Technical Experts in the areas of:
  • Livelihoods and Wealth Creation
  • Local/ Community Security
  • Governance
  • Peace-building
3. Strategic Communications and Knowledge Management 

1. Regional Specialists 
 
Indicative responsibilities:
  • Serve as Programme Advisors with expertise and knowledge of specific regions – Somaliland, Puntland or South Central.
  • Lead engagement with fund recipients in respective regions, including proactively identify potential grantees and grants that are appropriate to respond to overall program goals.
  • Act as main interlocutor between government and community interests in the designated area of responsibility. 
  • Develop, coordinate and implement methodologies for engaging government entities and local communities in consultative processes for project identification and implementation.
  • Build relationships with relevant actors in designated region (Somaliland, Puntland and South Central)
  • Identify field co-ordinators at the regional and district level to oversee implementation of grants activities.
  • Ensure that relevant local government authority or authorities and communities are brought together for transparent consultative processes throughout a grant cycle.  
Experience required:
  • Detailed knowledge of Somali culture, awareness of the operating environment, highly developed collaboration and networking skills, and the exercise of discretion, judgment, and personal responsibility. 
  • Personal history/ origins from designated region, including strong existing networks and respect through which to operate
  • First hand understanding of political, cultural and social sensitivities and ability to navigate and inform them for the programme’s purpose.
  • Ability to travel and work in Somalia, with a proven contact base and a strong understanding of Somali politics, culture and clan dynamics.
  • Experience of applying conflict sensitive approaches and do-no-harm principles on the ground.
  • Experience of working cross-sector, bringing together political, security and development issues.
  • Experience of working in Somalia
  • Excellent communication skills, including strong presentation and facilitation skills
  • English fluency required, and Somali language fluency preferred
2. Technical Experts in the areas of:
  • Livelihoods and Wealth Creation
  • Local/ Community Security
  • Governance
  • Peace-building
Indicative responsibilities:
  • Responsible for working with Regional Specialist (above), Somali partners, and the program unit in Nairobi and Somalia to develop and identify programme interventions and grant concepts.
  • Advise on overall strategy for delivering specific SSF Output.
  • Together with partner institutions and the Regional Programme Managers, identify potential grantees for the design and development of grants.
  • Provide technical assistance to grantees as required, or arrange technical assistance from STTA pool and other sources as required.
  • Responsible for evaluating grants within their respective Output throughout implementation and once the grant activities are closed out.
  • Undertake regular travel to the districts in order to identify, develop and/or support programming opportunities.
  • Provide program management with ongoing assessment and anticipation of political events, including potential impacts and outcomes of SSF community grants.
Experience required:
  • Detailed knowledge of Somali culture, awareness of the operating environment, highly developed collaboration and networking skills, and the exercise of discretion, judgment, and personal responsibility. 
  • Personal history/ origins from designated region, including strong existing networks and respect through which to operate
  • First hand understanding of political, cultural and social sensitivities and ability to navigate and inform them for the programme’s purpose.
  • Ability to travel and work in Somalia, with a proven contact base and a strong understanding of Somali politics, culture and clan dynamics.
  • Experience of applying conflict sensitive approaches and do-no-harm principles on the ground.
  • Experience of working cross-sector, bringing together political, security and development issues.
  • Experience of working in Somalia
  • Excellent communication skills, including strong presentation and facilitation skills
  • English fluency required, and Somali language fluency preferred
3. Strategic Communications and Knowledge Management 
 
Indicative responsibilities:
  • Develop and maintain an SSF website ensuring that relevant project documentation is mae publicly available
  • Responsibility for overall strategic direction for communications and knowledge management strategy
  • Identify and build relationships with relevant key advocates, groups and networks, and governments to promote and participate in the programme
  • Design and implementation of communications strategy
  • Generate interest across the public and private sector that generate support for the programme and its work, with a particular focus on raising awareness of programme
Experience required:
  • Minimum of 6 years’ progressively responsible experience in communications and marketing at both the global and grass roots level
  • Experience in social media and digital communications
  • Experience managing relationships with individuals and groups from varied socio-political contexts
  • Experience working with DFID, USAID and/or other large international donors, and strong understanding of donor requirements preferred
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including strong presentation and facilitation skills
  • English fluency required, and Somali language fluency preferred
Location: Nairobi, Kenya with regular travel to Somalia
 
Estimated Project Start Date:  May 2013
 
Duration: 29 to 41 months
 
Application Deadline:  28th February 2013
 
How to apply:
 
Please submit your application via the following link outlining the specific role above that you are applying for: 



We are seeking qualified candidates for the following roles (Please ensure that when specify which role you are applying for in your application):
  • Finance Manager
  • Book Keeper/Finance Administrator
  • Logistics Manager
  • Security Manager
  • IT Specialist
  • HR Co-ordinator/Administrative Assistant
Please ensure that when applying you specify which role you are applying for

All positions require the following qualities:
  • Cultural sensitivity.
  • Ability to work with strict deadlines.
  • Competency in performing multiple functional tasks.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Honesty, confidentiality and integrity required.
Finance Manager

Indicative responsibilities:
  • Oversee fund financials
  • Salary and remittance payments to in-country staff
  • Disbursement and financial reporting of
Experience required:
  • Minimum 5 years experience of financial management on complex development programmes, operating in multiple currencies.
  • Qualified accountant.
Book Keeper / Finance Administrator

Indicative responsibilities:
  • Cash Management
  • Salary calculation and disbursal
  • Approving and distributing travel advances
  • Financial reporting in line with donor and project requirements
Experience required:
  • Previous relevant experience on donor funded programmes
Logisitics Manager

Indicative responsibilities:
  •  Support in operational set-up of Nairobi Office Base
  • Provide support to all staff members (LT and ST) teams on field trips ensuring field level arrangements are made to include flight reservations, accommodation and communications.
  • Coordinate and arrange flights and overland transport for all staff
  • Support the Procurement team with logistical support for delivery of goods and services to grantees.
  • Mentor, train and develop the skills of the field teams, as appropriate.
  • Extensive travel throughout Somalia is mandatory
Experience required:
  • Detailed knowledge of Somali culture, awareness of the operating environment, highly developed collaboration and networking skills, and the exercise of discretion, judgment, and personal responsibility. 
  • University degree in Business Administration or appropriate field
  • Five year’s experience working in a complex and challenging field environment, including experience working with security agencies and clearance requirements.
  • Experience in logistics and coordination with travel agencies, hotels, event venues and organizers, visa services and customs clearing agents.
  • Demonstrated expertise working within the Somali context.
  • English and Somali language fluency required.
Security Manager 
 
Indicative responsibilities:
  • Implement and maintain DAI’s security strategy, policies, plans and procedures
  • Conduct Security Risk assessments of travel routes, project offices and residences / hotels
  • Forecast risk events and pre-emptive mitigations
  • Implement a travel management and risk monitor plan
  • Gather security information and establish an international and local network for information
  • Provide management training on security awareness and crisis management and instil a culture of security among project staff
  • Provide security briefings to the Team ’s and all project staff
  • Provide DAI staff-orientation briefings for all incoming staff and / or periodic/situational briefings when requested.
Experience required:
  • Knowledge of Somali culture, awareness of the operating environment, highly developed collaboration and networking skills, and the exercise of discretion, judgment, and personal responsibility. 
  • Demonstrated experience in security management in a high risk environment
  • Demonstrated understanding of the role of a security manager in the context of development work
  • Proven interpersonal skills and ability to work with international staff
  • High standard of written and spoken English
  • Previous experience working with an international development organisation, international assistance organisation, or international NGO
  • Educated either in security risk management practitioner level or related degree
  • Demonstrated expertise working within the Somali context.
  • English and Somali language fluency required.
IT Specialist

Indicative responsibilities:
  • Responsibility for maintenance and administration of office’s IT equipment
  • programme IT systems and networks
  • Troubleshooting issues for staff and programme
  • Providing user support to corporate and project staff;
  • IT training to programme staff , where necessary
Experience required:
  • PC and Server support experience;
  • Knowledge of Windows Server & Windows Client operating systems;
  • Knowledge of Windows network services: AD, DNS, DHCP, Print and file sharing;
  • Experience or basic knowledge of Lotus Notes Client Administration, and replication within a WAN;
  • Knowledge of backup and restore services;
  • Physical and logical LAN and WAN infrastructure principles;
  • Communication equipment and VPN services.
  • Good knowledge of English language (written and spoken);
  • Team player and good communication skills;
  • Proactive in solving issues.
HR Co-ordinator / Administrative Assistant

Indicative responsibilities:
  • Oversee all the office Administration duties as needed.
  • Supervise the Office cleaner, Cook and the Security Guards.
  • Assist with all Human Resource management and manage a copy of all HR files
  • Designs and maintains program operations filing system.
  • Assists with the identification of and negotiation with local vendors and other procurement related tasks as needed.
  • Books and confirms all air tickets, hotel reservations and other travel arrangements
  • Arranges and schedules meetings for program staff
Experience required:
  • Degree or Higher Diploma in Administration or Human Resources or any other relevant field.
  • IT competency
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in write English and Somali (preferred)
  • At least 3 years’ experience in a similar position with strong references
  • Working knowledge in using Microsoft office required.
  • Honesty, confidentiality and integrity required.
  • Cultural sensitivity.
  • Ability to work with strict deadlines.
  • Competency in performing multiple functional tasks.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
Location: Nairobi, Kenya with regular travel to Somalia

Estimated Project Start Date: May 2013

Duration: 29 to 41 months

Application Deadline: 28th February 2013

How to apply:

Please submit your application via the following link outlining the specific role above that you are applying for:

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