ACTED Surveillance Officers Jobs in Nairobi Kenya

Department: Program
 
Position: Surveillance Officers
 
Contract duration: Open Ended
 
Duty Station: Nairobi
 
Starting Date: August 2012

ACTED (Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development) is a non- political and non-confessional international NGO founded in 1993 and headquartered in Paris, France.
 

The organization’s vocation is to save lives, assist vulnerable populations and bring hope to those in need for a better future.
 
ACTED is looking for professionally confident, self-motivated, experienced and committed team player to fill the two positions;
 
1. Surveillance Data Analyst Officer
 
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • To gather historical and current data on livestock, crop, livelihood, WASH, health and nutrition, weather and environment sectors from all possible existing sources
  • To suggest a list of indicators for Drought Vulnerability Surveillance in Northern Kenya
  • To analyze the data (trend analysis) and compare it with the contextual situation of the geographical area, over a long period of time
  • To use historical data to identify thresholds for normal/alert/alarm/emergency levels
  • To suggest relevant types of analysis to be carried out monthly on the pre-identified list of indicators
  • To draft a format of monthly vulnerability bulletin
  • To collect the data from various sources on a monthly basis
  • To analyze the data and produce the bulletin on a monthly basis
  • To participate in identifying triggering mechanisms for the activation of a contingency plan
  • To participate in organize trainings and workshops for partners / local and national authorities
  • To suggest revision and improvement of the system when required
  • To collaborate closely with the rest of the ECHO La Nina II programming team especially when producing monthly bulletins
  • To work in close cooperation with the consortium partners and other external partners
  • To represent ACTED during official coordination meetings when required
  • Any other duties that may be assigned by the Program Manager.
Required Profile
  • Bachelor’s degree in statistics, development studies and other related field
  • Minimum of 2 years experience in analyzing livelihood data and monitoring the effect of changing environment on the livelihood of pastoralist communities
  • Good inter personnel skills
  • Good communication and writing skills
  • Very good planning and organizational skills
  • Ability to work in a complex environment, with short deadline
  • Knowledge of the Drought Cycle Management
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision
  • Strong team player
  • Computer literacy skills – Word, Excel essential
  • Flexibility and adaptability
2. Surveillance Liaison Officer
 
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • To participate in gathering data on livestock, crop, livelihood, WASH, health and nutrition, weather and environment sectors from all possible existing sources
  • To participate in designing a user friendly monthly surveillance bulletin template
  • To brief the consortium members each time their participation in the project is required and to follow up on their input
  • To present the project to local and national authorities, and to external partners, to gather their feedback and suggest how their contribution could be taken into consideration in the design of the project
  • To seek for technical input from key partners at specific stages of the project when required
  • To participate in collecting the surveillance indicators data from various sources on a monthly basis
  • To participate in bringing relevant information for accurate contextual analysis of the data, and this on a monthly basis
  • To share the results of the analysis with the relevant authorities on a monthly basis and collect their informal approval
  • To ensure dissemination of the bulletin to the relevant partners (always internally, externally when required)
  • To prepare and facilitate workshops and training when required (ToR, agenda, invitation, venue, hand out, final reports etc)
  • To suggest revision and improvement of the system when required
  • To collaborate closely with the rest of the ECHO La Nina II programming team especially when producing monthly bulletins
  • To represent ACTED during official coordination meetings when required
Required profile
  • Bachelor’s degree in development studies and other related field
  • Minimum of 2 years of similar working experience (training, Capacity Building, Communication…)
  • Good inter personnel skills
  • Very good communication skills
  • Very good planning and organizational skills
  • Ability to work in a complex environment, with short deadline
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision
  • Strong team player
  • Computer literacy skills – Word, Excel essential
  • Flexibility and adaptability
  • Available to travel to the field when required (about 30% of the time)
Application Procedure
 
Qualified persons with the required skills are invited to submit their applications accompanied by detailed curriculum vitae, three work related referees, contacts and expected salary to nairobi.jobs@acted.org and received on or before 5.00PM on 9 August 2012.
 
Kindly note that due to the urgency of the position, CVs will be shortlisted on ongoing basis. 
ACTED reserves the right to hire prior to the application deadline.
 
Please note that only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
 
ACTED is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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