ADA Consortium Project Officer Jobs in Kenya

ADA Consortium Project Officer Jobs in Kenya


Context

The Adaptation Consortium (Ada) is a partnership between the National Drought Management Authority(NDMA), which hosts the Secretariat, county governments, in-county Kenyan NGOs, the Kenya Meteorological Department (KMD), Christian Aid and the International Institute for Environment and
Development (IIED).

Ada also works closely with other actors, including the Council of Governors(CoG), the Climate Change Directorate (CCD) in the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, and the
National Treasury, Ministry of Planning and Ministry of Devolution and ASALs.

Since 2013, the Adaptation Consortium has been supporting the county governments of Garissa, Isiolo,Kitui, Makueni and Wajir to mainstream climate change in planning and to be climate finance ready using the County Climate Change Fund mechanism.

In 2017/18, the NDMA integrated in its 5-year strategy (2018-22) the scale-out of the CCCF mechanism to another 8-10 counties in different contexts as a prelude to nationwide coverage from 2022.

Sida, DFID and the World Bank are supporting the initial costs of the scale out.

The scale-out will be progressive and will balance continuity and change:

  • the approach will adapt to both the lessons learned during the pilot phase and the recent changes in Kenya’s legislative and institutional context, but the CCCF’s distinctive integrated model will be
    maintained, along with the principles and practices that have underpinned the positive results thus far.
  • The Ada Secretariat steers and manages project delivery, working in close partnership with relevant national and inter-governmental institutions.
  • The Secretariat is responsible for overall coordination, quality assurance, M&E, capacity building and communications both internally to the NDMA and within

    The scale out is funded by the following projects:

  • Building effective, accountable mechanisms for climate resilience in Kenya (Sida-funded);
  • Deepening Devolution Programme (DFID-funded): and (iii) Locally-Led Climate
    Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Management Project (CCA/DRR), a component of the Kenya Accountable Devolution Programme (World Bank-funded).
  • The Consortium and externally to other stakeholders. The Ada Secretariat reports to the NDMA and receives technical and financial support from IIED.
  • An experienced Project Officer is now being sought by IIED to complement and strengthen the Ada Secretariat.

    Main responsibilities

  • The ADA Project Officer will primarily coordinate the implementation of the Locally-Led Climate Change
  • Adaptation and Disaster Risk Management Project (CCA/DRR) funded by the World Bank, while contributing to the wider scale out process coordinated by the ADA Secretariat. The CCA/DRR project is provisionally targeting the counties Kwale, Makueni, Narok and Siaya, and is seeking to strengthen county-level capacity for climate adaptation and disaster risk management, the integration of climate
    and disaster risk in the CIDPs, climate early warning systems, and mechanisms for citizen
    accountability.

    Working closely with ADA Consortium members, the ADA National Coordinator, The ADA Manager,Technical staff, the ADA Admin assistant and the IIED Programme Manager and Principal Researcher(both based in the UK), the ADA Project Officer will be responsible for the following:

    Management and coordination of CCA/DRR

  • Lead in implementing the delivery of the CCA/DRR project in the counties of Kwale, Makueni,
    Narok and Siaya (counties to be confirmed).
  • Engage the county leadership (Executive and County Assembly), technical ministries and other relevant actors to build their understanding, ownership and integration of the project objectives and activities into county planning and budget systems.
  • Organize project planning meetings (inception workshop, annual review meetings) with relevant county government actors and other stakeholders in line with the project proposal and plan.
  • Develop project work plans with the full collaboration of relevant county government actors and other stakeholders consistent with the approved proposal and donor requirements and ensure project delivery according to project plan.
  • Identify and build capacity of national or in-county civil society and/or community-based
    organisations to deliver and report on specific project activities as necessary with the full
    collaboration
    of relevant county government actors.
  • Contribute to the design, delivery and reporting of training workshops on climate related issues including integrated climate risk management, climate change adaptation, and disaster risk reduction.
  • Prepare quarterly reports on progress of project workplan implementation by county and activity documenting issues arising to be addressed.
  • Preparation of minutes of key discussions held with relevant county actors and the mission reports following field visits.
  • Support as necessary the ADA Secretariat Quality Assurance and M&E Officers in the collection of data and other activities.
  • Work with the ADA Secretariat Communications Officer to document best practices and lessons for sharing widely and with partners to influence policy and practice.
  • Organize donor monitoring visits, external evaluations and support external audit processes.
  • Ensure compliance to donor contract requirements.
  • Manage personal administrative tasks related to own work.
  • Contribute to wider scale out of CCCF
    The ADA Project Office will provide periodic support to the ADA Secretariat and Consortium partners for the wider scale out of CCCF.

    The specific tasks will be defined by the ADA National Coordinator following inputs from the ADA Technical Officers and are likely to consist of the following:

  • Organize project planning meetings (inception workshop, annual review meetings) with relevant county government actors and other stakeholders in line with the project proposal and plan.
  • Develop project work plans with the full collaboration of relevant county government actors and other stakeholders consistent with the approved proposal and donor requirements and ensure project delivery according to project plan
  • Identify national or in-county civil society and/or community-based organisations to engage with the scale out process.
  • Preparation of minutes of key discussions held with relevant county actors and the mission reports following field visits.

    Person specification

  • Skills and experience

    Essential Desirable

  • Qualifications A degree in a Social or Environmental
  • Science or a related field
  • A qualification in climate change
    adaptation, disaster risk management, climate finance Knowledge Good knowledge of national policies and legislation relating to climate change adaptation, disaster risk reduction.
  • God knowledge of Kenya’s Constitution,
    devolution policy and legislation.
    Experience Minimum 3 years’ experience in leadership of development programme implementation.
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience of working with
    county government or at the county level.
  • Skills Very good oral and written communication

    skills:

  • Fluency in English to convey messages in a clear, concise and effective manner to different audiences.
  • Fluency in Swahili –written and spoken
    Proven ability to manage multi-stakeholder
    projects, dealing with staff, collaborators
    and partners from a wide range of
    backgrounds and cultures.
  • Proven ability to work in multidisciplinary
    and multicultural teams and effectively
    managing the related challenges and
    opportunities
  • Ability to think ahead to anticipate issues
    and opportunities and delivering to tight
    deadlines
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills to manage own workload and co-ordinate
    the work of others.
  • Proven interest in self continuous
    improvement and developing others
  • Willingness and ability to travel as required to counties. Travel estimated to be on
    average one possibly two visits per month
    of up to 4 or 5 days away.
  • These Terms of Reference will be updated at regular intervals to reflect changing work
    practices or priorities

    How to apply

  • Interested candidates should apply online by 30th November, 2018

  • For more information and job application details, see; ADA Consortium Project Officer Jobs in Kenya

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