ICPALD Pastoralist Expert Job in Djibouti/Nairobi, Kenya

Regional Integration Support Programme (RISP II) Continuation

Terms of Reference (TORs) for the Pastoralist Expert at the IGAD Centre for Pastoral Areas and Livestock Development (ICPALD)

The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) has received funds from the European Union (10th EDF) through the Regional Integration Support Programme (RISP II). 
The funding is to support IGADs integration agenda to be coherent and in line with other regional integration activities in the ESA-IO region.

The Secretariat intends to use part of the funds to recruit a Pastoralist expert for purpose of building capacity in the establishment of the IGAD Centre for Pastoral areas and Livestock Development within the Division of Agriculture and Environment.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified individuals from the IGAD region for the following position tenable at the IGAD Secretariat in Djibouti or its Liaison Office in Nairobi, Kenya.

Pastoralist Expert 
(1 Post)
Grade: P3
Job Title: Pastoralist Expert
Reports to: Coordinator, ICPALD
Duration: One tear renewable subject to performance appraisal and availability of funds
Duty Station: Djibouti/ICPALD Office, Nairobi

Duties and responsibilities:
  1. Assist in drafting regular and adequate reporting on the drylands and pastoral development, natural resources, resource conflict, food security and /or water programmes against indicators of intervention progress and achievements
  2. Contribute in drafting work plans and project reports by providing the technical and non technical information / support
  3. Monitor the data in ICPALD project system generates in the IGAD region for its accuracy appropriateness and completeness then contribute to the preparation of the quarter and annual reports of ICPALD projects and submitted to ICPALD.
  4. Facilitate the collection, collation and dissemination of relevant information based on ICPALD project requirement and distribute this information through the project network and relevant IGAD websites
  5. Assist in facilitating and ensuring appropriate mechanism of coordination and information sharing among the stakeholders including drylands development, resource conflict and food security networks.
  6. Participate where and when necessary, in ICPALD or interagency assessment and assist in data/information analysis to identify gaps and recommend appropriate ICPALD intervention niche’
  7. Collect data generated by the field operatives including contracted agencies and consolidate data into ICPALD project databases and formulate information reports on the data which will be transmitted to the project networks, be sent to ICPALD,
  8. Liaise with ministries, local authorities, UN agencies and NGO’s and other stakeholders regarding gathering and data management related activities.
  9. Assist in the organization and act as field secretariat in the field project advisory committee meeting of the ICPALD pastoral areas and dryland programmes and provide prompt and effective information sharing among partners in preparation for the programme management.
  10. In collaboration with the ICPALD Research and M&E unit, collaborate in the research and support the performances of the field-based research and M and E personnel.
  11. Develop strategies for environmental impact assessment of settlement and sociocultural impact of all pastoral areas and drylands development interventions.
  12. Coordinate all humanitarian assistance at national level, if so required, to benefit target communities.
  13. Perform any other reasonable, project related technical or administrative task as requested by the officer in charge or the project managers
Minimum Requirements
  • Minimum of post graduate degree in a relevant social sciences field including pastoral development, natural resource management, resource economics, socio economics, rural development, agriculture, development, policy research and analysis or a related discipline.
  • A background and significant experience [a minimum of 5 years] in policy research and analysis and an understanding of development challenges in pastoral areas and drylands.
  • Good understanding of the political, economic and social sectors in the given country,
  • Familiarity with IGAD work in pastoral areas and drylands development and/or environment, poverty and governance areas would be desirable; a good understanding of natural resources/ land use issues would be an asset
  • Proven capacity for working across different sectors and institutional levels from policy and
  • Decision making to programme formulation and implementation; from sub-regional, national to local community levels
  • A demonstrated ability (through previous similar assignments) to analyze, compile and synthesize information in coherent and succinct formats
  • Strong communication skills spoken and written English.
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure in a team environment and in a multicultural setting
  • High attention to detail and ability to complete tasks and meet deadlines.
  • Working experience with NGOs, INGO, UN agencies and regional and Africa wide organizations an added advantage
  • Working experience in the IGAD region member states in similar capacities a definite advantage
Duty Station

Initially the position will be in Nairobi, Kenya. The IGAD Council of Minister and the IGAD Secretariat, may, however, relocate the office without any reference to the person recruited once the decision on where to locate ICPALD has been made.

Terms and Conditions of Service

This position is EU funded and is a non established position whose contract terms are limited to the period of support; it may be renewed subject to performance and extension of the funding. The post offers attractive consolidated remuneration package.

How to apply

Interested candidates should submit their applications accompanied by a detailed CV, copies of both academic and professional certificates and testimonials, names and addresses of three reputable referees, contact details (e-mail, telephone) should be sent by registered mail, courier service or by email in MS Word to:

The Executive Secretary,
Intergovernmental Authority on Development,
P. O. Box 2653, Djibouti, Djibouti

E-mail: igad@igad.int; copies to RISP II Coordinator and ICPALD coordinator on

All applications should be received not later than 15th June 2012.

IGAD is an equal opportunity employer. Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

IGAD Secretariat shall only respond to shortlisted candidates.

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