Massive Recruitment by Mercy Corps, Kenya 2019
Career Kenya: Massive Recruitment by Mercy Corps, Kenya 2019
Employment vacancy : Today Recruitment Kenya

Mercy Corps is a leading global
organization powered by the belief that a better world is possible.


In disaster, in hardship, in more
than 40 countries around the world, we partner to put bold solutions into
action — helping people triumph over adversity and build stronger communities
from within.
We are looking for committed and
dynamic individual to take up the following positions:
Position: Government
Engagement Manager

Location: Samburu and Turkana County

Program / Department Summary: USAID’s Office of Food for Peace recently awarded funding to a
Mercy Corps-led consortium of Kenyan and international partners for a 5-year
Development Food Security Activity (DFSA) in Turkana and Samburu Counties.
Through a phased approach that
emphasizes evidence gap analysis, as well as partnership, learning, and
co-creation with government, civil society, communities, and the private
sector, this program aims to drive sustained reductions in acute malnutrition
in both counties.
Mercy Corps’ NAWIRI consortium brings
together the global leadership, research capacity, technical expertise, and
implementation experience necessary to partner with local institutions to test,
adapt, and scale evidence-based solutions.
The program requires a robust
county-centered design with government leadership, active engagement from
communities, the private sector, and civil society. Together we will
sustainably reduce persistent acute malnutrition for vulnerable populations in
Turkana and Samburu counties.
General Position Summary: The Government Engagement Manager will lead the day-to-day
engagement with the Samburu County Government, civil society, and community
structures, institutions, or associations to strengthen institutional and local
systems capacity and mobilize communities to create opportunities for accountable
and inclusive governance.
S/he will coordinate with consortium
partners and work with the county government and relevant community structures
to develop and implement the Institutional and Local Systems Strengthening
Strategy.
The Government Engagement Manager
will advance institutional capacity to build more food secure and healthy
communities and support systemic change in the governance and enabling
environment.
Essential Job Responsibilities
Vision and Technical Leadership
·        
Support the Institutionalization
Learning Systems Strengthening Lead and county-level Field Director in
providing strategy and direction for to county-level program implementation.
·        
Support integration of cross-cutting
aspects of the program such as gender equality, social inclusion, youth,
climate adaptation, and resilience into county-level institutional
strengthening strategy.
Program Management And Implementation
·        
Ensure technical integrity and
quality assurance of Institutionalization Learning Systems Strengthening (ILSS)
implementation across the county, overseeing county team of ILSS staff,
including those embedded in county government, and reporting to ILSS Lead,
while following MC’s and the donor’s financial standards and monitoring
protocols.
·        
Collaborate with Field Director in day-to-day
and ongoing coordination with county government officials and community
structures on program delivery, coordinated activities, joint planning,
capacity strengthening strategies and activities, and measurement.
·        
Support the Field Director and ILSS
Lead in the socialization of the program with local and county Government
stakeholders, traditional leaders, local civil society organizations, and other
relevant stakeholders, to ensure support for and acceptance of Mercy Corps’
programs, and pursuing necessary approvals and collaboration as required.
·        
Lead implementation of county-level
context and government capacity assessment processes, including managing staff
or consultants, coordinating across Mercy Corps and consortium partner teams,
and/or joint mapping of formal and informal governance structures with key
stakeholders.
·        
Prepare regular county context
updates and advise how these may affect implementation of the ILSS Strategy and
overall Mercy Corps programming at the county.
·        
Refine and implement county-contextual
strategies for community mobilization and engagement in governance processes.
·        
Work with the ILSS Lead to develop
and/or refine ILSS curricula, including to strengthen community mobilization,
civil society strengthening, or the capacity of government officials in
community engagement skills, including facilitation, consultation, negotiation,
and participatory planning and budgeting.
·        
Mentor participating officials in
good governance skills, including to plan and conduct regular awareness-raising
and consultative meetings with civil society representatives and communities on
issues related to nutrition, health, and development planning.
·        
Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field
·        
At least 3 (three) years’ work
experience involving county and sub-county governments, NGOs/INGOs, and/or
community-based groups or movements
·        
Demonstrated knowledge or expertise
in county government structure and operations, governance programming, civil
society capacity building, advocacy, and/or peacebuilding.
·        
At least two (2) years experience
managing staff for program implementation.
·        
Demonstrated strong leadership and
teambuilding skills; ability to work effectively in a team which includes
remote members, often with limited supervision and under pressure.
·        
Ability to mentor others and model
successful management techniques and approaches.
·        
Ability to conceptualize, plan, and
implement program activities creatively, as well as the ability to analyze data
and utilize lessons learned for the continuous improvement of implementation.
·        
Demonstrated ability to liaise and
collaborate with a wide range of stakeholders.
·        
Prior experience of working on
USAID-funded programs preferred.
·        
Prior experience in awarding and
managing sub-grants to local organizations to promote nutrition, governance and
gender goals.
·        
Ability and willingness to travel
frequently across county including remote communities (estimated 40% of the
time) sometimes at short notice.
·        
Fluency in written and spoken English
is required.
For the detailed Position
Descriptions and application procedure, please visit the following links:
Position: Technical Director
Location: Nairobi
County
General Position Summary: The Technical Director is responsible for driving
integration of diverse technical sectors and coordinating county-level
leadership for the specific goal of sustainably reducing persistent acute
malnutrition below emergency threshold levels.
S/he
will lead coordination and collaboration of technical experts in water and
health systems, social behavior change, on, off and non-farm livelihoods and
strengthening of market systems for the betterment of over one million
impoverished and vulnerable people.
S/he
will assist the Deputy Chief of Party in managing and developing sustainable,
multi-sector programming that is accountable to Government, participants and
donors and will identify opportunities that strategically connect learning into
a cohesive program implementation with the mindset to scale.
S/he
will work directly with partner agencies both national and international and
county governments to achieve the objectives of the program.
All
engagement requires effective program coordination with operations and finance
from inception to close out.
For
the detailed Position Description and application procedure, please visit the
following link: https://bit.ly/2EKFDSp
Position: Program Performance and Quality Manager
Location: Nairobi
County
Program / Department Summary: More than ever, we, at Mercy Corps, are driven to be
accountable, show evidence, and manage adaptively.
At
the same time, traditional approaches to data collection, monitoring and
evaluation are insufficient to meet the rising expectations for information
that is timely, useful, and complete.
Monitoring
and Evaluation (M&E) today requires a modern grasp of technologies and
tools that support the collection, management, presentation and use of this
information.
It
requires an understanding of the latest development thinking, including
adaptive management, systems thinking, complexity, social impact, value for
money, etc.
General Position Summary: The Program Performance & Quality (PaQ) Manager will
oversee program performance, quality, accountability and monitoring, learning
and evaluation in order to ensure the development of efficient and effective
program management processes, serving as a nexus between various programs and
teams.
S/he
will be responsible for supporting programs in strategic planning and execution
of monitoring, evaluation and learning activities, ensuring quality, providing
essential feedback for learning, accountability and decision making, providing
internal capacity building for program staff on monitoring and evaluation.
The
PaQ Manager will lead the community accountability reporting mechanism (CARM)
development and rollout, and ensure Program Management at Mercy Corps (PM@MC)
minimum standards are met.
S/he
will oversee the implementation and maintenance of TOLA (digital indicator
tracking tool developed by MC) ensuring that this is linked to MCK’s Strategic
Vision and allowing for accurate measurement and reporting against our
country-specific targets.
The
PaQ Manager will play a key role in helping build an environment of
evidence-based programming and adaptive management at all levels, while at the
same time ensuring capacity building for program staff on program management
techniques, and providing support to create a culture of training, coaching and
integrating effective tools and techniques to improve program quality.
The
PaQ Manager must be highly motivated, self-driven and able to support Mercy
Corps Kenya’s robust portfolio.
For
the detailed Position Description and application procedure, please visit the
following link: https://bit.ly/2EQ6IU2
Position: Social and Behavior Change Specialist
Location: Nairobi
County
General Position Summary: The Social and Behavior Change (SBC) Specialist will
participate in the finalization of the associated parts of the research agenda
that will feed into the design of a gender transformative SBC strategy.
S/he
will work closely with program research staff to finalize formative and
implementation research methodology and assist with the development of study
tools.
The
SBC Specialist will assist data collection and lead analysis, working across
all technical sectors to translate research results into implementation
strategies and activities.
Based
on the outcomes of the research, the SBC specialist will oversee the design,
testing, and refinement of a comprehensive cross-sectoral SBC strategy to be
scaled for Phase II.
S/he
will strengthen knowledge and understanding of social behavior change methods
within the program’s water, food and health systems technical staff both at
Nairobi and county-level.
S/he
will collaborate with the program System Strengthening and Institutionalization
Lead to strengthen county government knowledge and understanding of SBC methods
and approaches.
S/he
will be responsible for assessing the skills and knowledge of county level SBC
field staff to further strengthen their skills and knowledge as well as
routinely monitor the quality of their work.
For
the detailed Position Description and application procedure, please visit the
following link: https://bit.ly/2F0oJ2l
Position: Database and Management Information Systems Manager
Location: Nairobi
County
General Position Summary: This position will play a critical role in the Monitoring,
Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) team.
The
MEL team is responsible for designing and implementing the plan for collecting
program data to be used for internal and external use as well as managing
program data and providing information to the program team to support with
decision-making and donor reporting.
The
Database and Management Information Systems (MIS) Manager will work closely
with the Program and Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) teams to
recommend, adapt and/or create the database/MIS for the project.
S/he
will be responsible for creating digital data capture forms and computer
databases for the collection, protection and analysis of data.
The
MIS will consist of digital and paper data capture forms, databases of
monitoring and survey data, and information retrieval formats to facilitate the
integration of the project database with other data collection and analysis
platforms like ONA, CommCare and TOLA.
S/he
will be charged with monitoring the project database to address any issues and
challenges as they arise.The Database and MIS Manager will contribute to the
visioning, strategic planning, and work plans of the MEL team by bringing
expert technical perspective to the program on how to best use technology to
support data needs for optimized program management.
For
the detailed Position Description and application procedure, please visit the
following link: https://bit.ly/34RQFQj
Position: Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Manager
Location: Nairobi
County
General Position Summary: The Monitoring Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Manager is a
key position for program quality assurance, accountability, documentation and
learning.
The
position holder will support the NAWIRI team in planning and execution of
monitoring and evaluation activities, ensuring quality in accordance with
accepted standards, providing essential feedback for learning, accountability
and decision making.
S/he
will be responsible for providing internal capacity building for program staff
on monitoring and evaluation activities as well as review and development of
the necessary tools that will feed into the needs of the program and government
counterparts.
Under
the overall leadership and direction of NAWIRI’s Monitoring and Evaluation
(M&E) Lead, and in close collaboration with the Strategic Learning Lead,
the MEL Manager will coordinate with the research/learning teams to ensure that
key research/learning findings are effectively integrated/used for program
improvement and learning.
S/he
will oversee and support the development of a harmonized M&E Plan which
will guide all M&E activities implemented by the consortium.
S/he
will manage day-to-day implementation of M&E activities as highlighted in
the M&E Plan, including developing the team’s capacity in M&E,ensuring effective
field-level collaboration, and promoting a culture of M&E for learning and
adaptation.
For
the detailed Position Description and application procedure, please visit the
following link: https://bit.ly/2Qd9YOQ
Position: Finance Officer
Location: Lodwar,
Turkana County
Program / Department Summary: The Mercy Corps Finance Department is responsible for all
financial functions in Nairobi, Lodwar, Marsabit, Wajir, Garissa and Isiolo
doing among others the following functions; accounting, payments and banking,
payroll, budgeting, financial reporting, and grant financial management and
compliance.
The
Mercy Corps Finance Department ensures compliance with donor regulations as
well as Mercy Corps’ internal policies and procedures.
In
its role as a support to the Program Department, the Finance Department
provides timely reports and assistance to the Country Director and the Program
team to ensure that financial resources are used efficiently and effectively.
General Position Summary: The Finance Officer will work in the Finance Department
under the direction of the Senior Finance Officer and Grants Officer to support
with processing and recording of payment transactions in timely and accurate
manner.
S/he
will offer support the program team activities through financial support
services.
For
the detailed Position Description and application procedure, please visit the
following link: https://bit.ly/2PTMQpi
Position: Finance Assistant
Location: Lodwar,
Turkana County
Program / Department Summary: The Mercy Corps Finance Department is responsible for all
financial functions in Nairobi, Lodwar, Marsabit, Wajir, Garissa and Isiolo
doing among others the following functions; accounting, payments and banking,
payroll, budgeting, financial reporting, and grant financial management and
compliance.
The
Mercy Corps Finance Department ensures compliance with donor regulations as
well as Mercy Corps’ internal policies and procedures.
In
its role as a support to the Program Department, the Finance Department
provides timely reports and assistance to the Country Director and the Program
team to ensure that financial resources are used efficiently and effectively.
General Position Summary: The Finance Assistant will work in the Finance Department
under the direction of the Finance Officer to assist with day to day financial
transactions, processing and recording of payments in timely and accurate
manner.
S/he
will ensure that all finance documents are properly labelled, filed and stored
in a clear and accessible manner following the laid down procedures.
For
the detailed Position Description and application procedure, please visit the
following link: https://bit.ly/2sffCrD
Position: Finance, Grants and Support Services Manager
Location: Nairobi
County
Program / Department Summary: The Mercy Corps Finance Department is responsible for all
financial functions in the country program including: accounting, payments and
banking, payroll processing, budgeting, financial reporting, grant financial
management and compliance.
The
Finance Department ensures compliance with donor regulations as well as Mercy
Corps’ internal policies and procedures. In its role as a support to the
Program Department, the Finance Department provides timely reports and
assistance to the Country Director and the Program teams to ensure that
financial resources are used efficiently and effectively.
General Position Summary: The Finance, Grants and Support Services Manager will be
responsible for managing financial operations and reporting with direct
interaction with the all Program Technical Leads and Advisors, Consortium
members and the Mercy Corps Finance Team. S/he will be an integral part of the
management team and work closely with the leadership, technical, operations
field and country teams.
For
the detailed Position Description and application procedure, please visit the
following link: https://bit.ly/39a4LzT
Position: Research Coordinator
Location: Nairobi
County
Program / Department Summary: Mercy Corps has been a leader in the livestock sector in
the Horn of Africa for almost two decades, working closely with government,
local civil society and private sector actors in the drylands of Kenya, Somalia
and Ethiopia to strengthen inclusive and resilient livestock systems.
Since
2004, Mercy Corps has partnered with over 500,000 livestock-keeping families in
East Africa’s drylands through a robust portfolio of programs and research.
Mercy Corps was recently awarded funding to develop an in-depth regional
strategy to support the development of livestock market systems within the Horn
of Africa, particularly in cross-border areas of Somalia, Ethiopia’s Somali
Region, and the Somali-speaking counties of Kenya.
Building
on Mercy Corps’ deep footprint across the three countries, this regional,
multi-sectoral livestock strategy will identify challenges and opportunities to
strengthen cross-border linkages, trade and connections to end markets within
the livestock sector, and opportunities to strengthen the role that livestock
plays in household resilience to economic and environmental shocks.
The
overall objective of the strategy will be to identify concrete opportunities to
build on and link Mercy Corps’ existing body of work within the livestock
sector across the three countries to increase impact, strengthen regional
integration and enhance linkages across livestock markets in the Horn of
Africa.
To
do this, we will use a systems approach that looks to understand social,
demographic, ecological, political and market systems and the role that each
plays in building resilient and productive market systems that deliver economic
opportunities for smallholder herders, with a particular focus on women and
youth.
General Position Summary: The Research Coordinator will play a critical role in
coordinating research tasks across Kenya, Somali and Ethiopia working closely
with technical research lead, in-country focal points, programmatic staff, and
other technical experts to oversee development of the livestock assessment and
strategy.
S/he
will oversee the research work plan, budget, and successful completion of
project deliverables. The Research Coordinator will coordinate actors from
across the three countries to produce the research and strategy outputs.
A
major focus of this role will be to manage the research timeline, create a
collaborative opportunity for stakeholders across the three countries to
contribute ideas into a shared strategy, and oversee the engagement strategy
with external stakeholders including government stakeholders, regional entities
and donors.
For
the detailed Position Description and application procedure, please visit the
following link: https://bit.ly/377a1SZ

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