Intergovernmental Authority on Development Regional Resilience Analyst Jobs in Kenya

Intergovernmental Authority on Development Regional Resilience Analyst Jobs in Kenya

IGAD is one of the Regional Economic Communities (RECs) of the African Union.

IGAD was initially created in 1986 as the Intergovernmental Authority on Drought and Development (IGADD) to coordinate the efforts of the Member States in combating desertification and promoting efforts to mitigate the effects of drought.

Whereas IGAD Climate Prediction and Applications Centre (ICPAC) is a Specialised Institution of IGAD with the mission fostering climate services and knowledge to enhance community resilience for prosperity in the Greater Horn of Africa.

A new entity called IGAD Food Security, Nutrition and Resilience Analysis Hub (IFRAH) was initiated in June 2018 under an IGAD directive from Executive Secretary.

IFRAH integrates some of the existing food security and resilience units already existing within IGAD.

These include the Food Security and Nutrition Working Group (FSNWG), Resilience Analysis Unit (RAU) and Integrated Phase Classification (IPC).

The rational is based on recognition of the inter-linkages and synergetic functions of food security and nutrition analysis, IPC and resilience analysis to be harnessed along with ICPAC Climate Forecasts and CEWARN information on conflict and ICPALD on livestock body condition as basis for an Early Warning System to trigger early action to prevent food crises.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Support with resilience assessment and analysis in the IGAD Region using harmonised and customized approaches on assessment methods and tools;
  • Assist with Drought Resilience Research undertaken by RAU in partnership with relevant Member state Institutions and Agencies.
  • Facilitate resilience measurement and analysis techniques and tools in IGAD region;
  • Facilitate the establishment and/or consolidation of national resilience measurement and analysis hubs and focal points in MS and training on data collection and analysis activities;
  • Support in the development of an IGAD State of Resilience Report.
  • Undertake review and synthesis of resilience related literature and secondary data within the IGAD region for resilience analysis to the extent possible;
  • Contribute to field activities on baselines, midlines, impact evaluation surveys in the
    Region;
  • Support in the planning and coordination of pre-survey processes in the IGAD Region as needed (workplan, budgets, concept notes)
  • Support in the resilience data analysis processes and production of reports
  • Initiate and compile resilience analytical reports to inform decision making
  • Support the collection, processing, management and analysis of social, economic and biophysical information to inform and guide IFRAH’s technical and related evidence-based policy work;
  • Prepare findings and policy briefs to inform policy formulation and implementation;
  • Provide job training to IGAD member states staff on resilience analysis activities and subsequent policy recommendations
  • Engage into resource mobilization for investments on resilience research/impact assessments including developing technical proposals, advocacy materials and reporting to the donors.
  • Contribute to the institutionalization processes of IFRAH (RAU, FSNWG, IPC) in Member States.
  • Contribute to the development of new structure of IFRAH and role out to the IGAD,
    Member States, including preparation of background materials, technical briefs and
    technical reports;
  • Provide training to relevant IGAD and Member States staff on quantitative analysis techniques and on field surveys;
  • Any other tasks assigned as necessary.

    Required Qualifications, Experience and Skills

    Education requirements

  • Advanced degree (MSc or higher) in biostatistics, agricultural economics, econometrics, disaster risk management, natural resources, eco-sociology, or related degree from a recognized university.

    Work experience
  • At least a minimum of seven (7) years of relevant experience in economic analysis on resilience and development issues, and or ecological research using time series, cross-section, and/or panel techniques, including the production of analytical outputs (such as policy reports and/or scientific papers):
  • Knowledge of sampling methods and tools
    Relevant work experience especially in the research processes (e.g. in field data collection; econometrics analysis) and coordination of programme activities
  • Have initiative, team spirit and able to work in a multicultural setting

    Key Skills and Competencies:
  • Econometric and ecological analysis on a range of emerging food security related topics with focus on poverty, vulnerability and resilience, the associated policies, and programmes.
  • Quality report writing skills in English (publications, technical reports, briefs)
  • Ability to work productively under pressure
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision
  • Good planning and organizational skills
  • Strong computer skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing
  • Good knowledge of the IGAD region
  • Fluency in English (French will be an added advantage)
  • The selected candidate will report to the ICPAC Director through the supervision of the Coordinator of IFRAH.
  • Technically the Coordinator through ICPAC Director may assign him/her to be supervised by appropriate senior RAU scientists for any number of specific thematic areas and RAU outcomes

    Remuneration
  • The Regional Resilience Analyst position shall be a Senior Technical staff member of IFRAH team.
  • Remuneration is negotiable within the IGAD project salary Scale and policy
  • One (1) year with possibility of renewal subject to performance and availability of funds.

    Work Station
  • The Regional Resilience Analyst will be a key member of the IFRAH technical team based in Nairobi, Kenya with frequent travels to IGAD Member States

    How to Apply
  • Please send your Cover Letter, Detailed Curriculum Vitae and Scanned Copies of Certificates before the 30th September 2019 to the following Address:
  • IGAD Climate Prediction and Application Centre (ICPAC)
  • Kenya Meteorological Department Compound
  • Ngong Road, Dagoretti Corner
  • Nairobi, Kenya
  • P.O. Box 10304 GPO 100 Nairobi, Tel (+254) 20-3514426,
  • Email : director@icpac.net
  • Website: www.icpac.net
  • For more information and job application details, see; Intergovernmental Authority on Development Regional Resilience Analyst Jobs in Kenya

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