Oxfam National Program Coordinator, Market Based Livelihoods Advisor and Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability & Learning (MEAL) Officer Jobs in Nairobi Kenya

Oxfam’s Kenya Programme is a complex programme that incorporates both rapid and slow onset emergencies as well as longer term development and policy work. 
Oxfam Kenya applies a one programme approach which means it has multiple activities that support a holistic approach to humanitarian, development and advocacy for long lasting change in poverty reduction.

Oxfam Kenya is engaging in the great changes taking place in Kenya including the devolution of government, preparation for peaceful elections, the discovery of Oil in the Arid Lands and the expansion of informal urban settlements. 
Oxfam in Kenya works in the north, principally in Turkana, Dadaab and Wajir, in Nairobi and on national level advocacy and coordination issues in multi stakeholder fora. 
To this end, we are seeking to fill the following positions:
 
National Program Coordinator 
Ref: INT 5324
 
Location: Nairobi: Contract: C1 Global 
Salary Range: £ 24,245- £ 30,853 Net (After Tax) P.A.;
 
Submission Deadline: 24th August 2012
 
This is a strategic leadership role in the implementation of Oxfam Kenya’s exciting strategic plan.
 
Reporting to the Country Director, the National Program Coordinator will provide strategic leadership to the National Pillars team (Campaigns and Advocacy, Governance, Peace Building and Climate Change Adaptation) and 6 months (+) cover of the Urban Program ensuring these programs grow to fulfil their influence and potential within the Oxfam Kenya programme.
 
This will include helping to ensure the financial viability of these programmes, including donor liaison, oversight contractual management and identifying opportunities to strengthen the donor portfolio for the programmes to enable them, grow in size and long term budget security, diversify their funding and maximise integration with and support to Kenyan institutions from Government, Civil Society and Private Sector. 
The NPC will manage 3 national advisors, ensuring they maximise their contribution to the quality and development of the broader Kenya and regional programme.
 
The post holder will ensure that Oxfam Kenya follows a one-programme approach, support the Kenya Advocacy Advisor in developing and implementing of the Kenya campaign strategy and individual campaigns, develop an enabling environment for the Urban Programme to progress from its pilot phase to a leader in its field both within Oxfam’s Global work and in Kenya.
 
S/he will ensure programme quality, compliance with established policies and procedures and contribute directly to Oxfam GB’s strategies and operational plans and that the programme is regularly monitored, reviewed, evaluated and that learning is documented and shared to stakeholders (internal and external).
 
S/he will work with the Humanitarian coordinator to ensure Oxfam is increasingly able to respond to all slow and rapid onset disasters, ensuring timely and appropriate response.
 
To be considered for this position, you will possesses a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field, have substantial international experience of managing advocacy and/or humanitarian and development programmes of a significant size, have proven fundraising skills and demonstrate high-level strategic, analytical and conceptual ability. 
You will demonstrate a record of delivering strategic chance within specific timeframes and experience of integrating gender and diversity into programme work.
 
You will have an ability to respond to and identify opportunities arising from events and longer term trends and experience of proposal writing and donor reporting, budgeting and performance management.

Market Based Livelihoods Advisor – Kenya
Ref INT 5625
Location: Nairobi
Contract: C2 Global
Salary Range: £ 20,619- £ 27,642 Net (after tax) p.a.;
Submission Deadline: 24th August 2012
 
Reporting to the ASAL Programme Coordinator, the Market Based Livelihoods Advisor will work with field program teams in carrying out market and livelihood assessments in Kenya and advise on appropriate market based livelihood programming. 
He/she will be involved in conducting general mapping of the relationship between markets and outlining their relationship with Oxfam Kenya programme areas, lead consultants on value chain analysis on the market systems, conduct comprehensive stakeholders analysis highlighting power relations/risk to market relations & value chains as well as identifying key strategies to use markets /cope/adapt to differing levels of shocks.
 
The post holder will assist programme managers in writing proposals for market based livelihood programming which have an income and food security component as well as prepare regular reports and summaries of work and recommendations to managers and advisors.
 
S/he will ensure that all work is carried out in a way that is sensitive to community needs and gender issues, in particular to promote the full and equal participation of women in all aspects of the work. 
The post holder will also contribute to the development of private sector linkages and approaches in at least three main identified commodities and contribute to Facilitate / develop linkages and strengthening the capacity of key private business service providers that contribute towards strengthening identified commodities in the value chain and improving the participation of poor women and men.
 
To be considered for this position, you will possess a master’s degree in Agriculture economics or related field and knowledge and experience in market based livelihood interventions. 
You will have significant experience, of which a substantial part should involve market based livelihood work, market mapping, value chain development approaches, private sector engagements, business development and food security work. 
You also be required to have proven practical experience in two or more of the following: private sector engagements, business services development, markets and livelihood assessment / surveys.

Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability & Learning (MEAL) Officer 
Location: Nairobi;
 
Contract: D1 National – (Entry Level Salary Kshs 168,462)
 
Submission Deadline: 17th August 2012
 
Reporting to the MEAL Coordinator, the MEAL Officer will support in establishing and managing the monitoring and evaluation system for an ECHO funded Consortium of 6 international Organisations. 
The MEAL officer will work closely with the consortium partners to ensure accountability to beneficiaries and learning from programme implementation which will include supporting and working closely with the consortium partners to establish standardised accountability systems, facilitating monitoring reviews and project impact documentation. 
H/she will support partners in monthly reporting, compiling consortium progress monitoring reports and participate in Technical Support Unit meetings.
 
The post holder will be responsible for the maintenance of a programme database, data analysis and support donor reporting. 
S/he will be the focal point for MEAL issues in the programme support unit and will work closely with the Consortium Lead to ensure programme quality by supporting field teams (through field visits), training on aspects of MEAL and reporting on programme impact.
The incumbent will design monitoring tools, reporting templates, track progress against programme indicators and support evaluation processes at agreed programme timelines.
 
To be considered for this position, you will possess a minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in International Development, Project Management, Disaster Management or Statistics from a recognised University or closely related fields. 
You must also have demonstrated experience in monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning and possess at least 5 years of direct, “hands-on” working experience in building and operating monitoring and evaluation of projects/programs implemented in ASAL regions preferably working in consortium.
 
To apply
 
If you believe you fit the profile, please submit your application and CV detailing your experience for the post that you are applying for and including daytime telephone contact and two referees, preferably your current line managers to kenyajobs@oxfam.org.uk quoting the title and the reference number of the position you are applying for in the subject line by the dates specified above.
 
For candidates responding to the National Program Coordinator and Market Based Livelihoods Advisor positions, you can also apply online at www.oxfam.org.uk/jobs quoting the reference number of the position.
 
We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organization
 
Disclaimer
 
Oxfam is an equal opportunity employer.
 
You are not required to pay any fees to apply for jobs at Oxfam.
 
Oxfam does not conduct recruitments through agents


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