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Mercy Corps International Conflict & Natural Resource Management Senior Program Manager Jobs in Kenya

Job Responsibilities

  • Develop team work plans and guide successful implementation of conflict management and natural resource management activities, ensure teams follow work plans so activities are on time, target and within the approved budget, and program deliverables achieve desired impact;
  • Ensure strong links between peace and NRM activities;
  • Provide technical guidance on conflict management/natural resource management and ensure that interventions are responsive to stakeholders and consistent with Mercy Corps’ relevant program guidelines, principles, values, quality standards and strategic plan.
  • Conduct and/or update conflict assessments involving a variety of stakeholders;
  • Coordinate closely with the County-level Directorates of Peace or equivalent on project activities and work planning;
  • Integrate community approaches, gender sensitivity and capacity building into all activities as appropriate.
  • Certify all interventions adhere to Mercy Corps’ Gender Policy, Do No Harm principles, and beneficiary accountability standards;
  • Facilitate planning meetings and workshops with government, NGOs, private sector, and community partners to revise plans and promote partner acceptance/buy-in;
  • In coordination with the MEL team, monitor the implementation of activities through regular field visits and assessments to ensure program quality and impact. Document approaches, successes and lessons learned;
  • Coordinate closely with ACDI/VOCA’s activities and ensure the two projects are leveraging one another and are well connected;
  • Coordinate with procurement, logistics, security, administration and human resources teams to ensure operational systems support field activities.

    Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in development studies, conflict mitigation, social sciences or other relevant field. An advanced degree or additional training is preferred/will be an added advantage;
  • A minimum of 6 to 8 years of relevant professional experience in conflict management or peace building programs, with a focus on NRM issues, with at least 3 years in a management position;
  • Demonstrated experience negotiating with private and public sector actors and structuring agreements/contracts to work together;
  • Demonstrated experience working with and in partnership with other agencies in work planning and implementing together;
  • Strong management skills, including effective personnel management, adaptive management, coordination and decision-making as well as strong facilitation and consensus-building skills;
  • Competent in building networks, strong problem-solving skills, and ability to influence with effective listening, persuasion, negotiation and other techniques;
  • Strong understanding of USAID compliance issues;
  • Internationally recognized qualification in project or program management or a commitment to obtain the qualification in the early months of work;
  • Excellent and persuasive oral and written communication skills, including report writing, in English and other language(s), as required;
  • Previous work experience in Kenya or East Africa is desirable;
  • Demonstrated attention to detail, ability to follow procedures, meet deadlines and work independently and cooperatively with team members;

    How to Apply

    Kenyan Nationals are encouraged to apply

    Interested candidates who meet the above required qualifications and experience should submit a Cover Letter and detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) listing three professional references (including a recent supervisor) to ke-hrkenya@mercycorps.org on or before Tuesday 27th June, 2017.

    The email subject line must clearly show the job title and location they are applying for. Applications without an appropriate subject heading will be automatically disqualified.




    Mercy Corps International Livelihoods & Market Development Senior Program Manager Jobs in Kenya

    Job Responsibilities

  • Develop team work plans and guide successful implementation of conflict management and natural resource management activities, ensure teams follow work plans so activities are on time, target and within the approved budget, and program deliverables achieve desired impact;
  • Ensure strong links between peace and NRM activities;
  • Provide technical guidance on conflict management/natural resource management and ensure that interventions are responsive to stakeholders and consistent with Mercy Corps’ relevant program guidelines, principles, values, quality standards and strategic plan.
  • Conduct and/or update conflict assessments involving a variety of stakeholders;
  • Coordinate closely with the County-level Directorates of Peace or equivalent on project activities and work planning;
  • Integrate community approaches, gender sensitivity and capacity building into all activities as appropriate.
  • Certify all interventions adhere to Mercy Corps’ Gender Policy, Do No Harm principles, and beneficiary accountability standards;
  • Facilitate planning meetings and workshops with government, NGOs, private sector, and community partners to revise plans and promote partner acceptance/buy-in;
  • In coordination with the MEL team, monitor the implementation of activities through regular field visits and assessments to ensure program quality and impact. Document approaches, successes and lessons learned;
  • Coordinate closely with ACDI/VOCA’s activities and ensure the two projects are leveraging one another and are well connected;
  • Coordinate with procurement, logistics, security, administration and human resources teams to ensure operational systems support field activities.

    Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in development studies, conflict mitigation, social sciences or other relevant field. An advanced degree or additional training is preferred/will be an added advantage;
  • A minimum of 6 to 8 years of relevant professional experience in conflict management or peace building programs, with a focus on NRM issues, with at least 3 years in a management position;
  • Demonstrated experience negotiating with private and public sector actors and structuring agreements/contracts to work together;
  • Demonstrated experience working with and in partnership with other agencies in work planning and implementing together;
  • Strong management skills, including effective personnel management, adaptive management, coordination and decision-making as well as strong facilitation and consensus-building skills;
  • Competent in building networks, strong problem-solving skills, and ability to influence with effective listening, persuasion, negotiation and other techniques;
  • Strong understanding of USAID compliance issues;
  • Internationally recognized qualification in project or program management or a commitment to obtain the qualification in the early months of work;
  • Excellent and persuasive oral and written communication skills, including report writing, in English and other language(s), as required;
  • Previous work experience in Kenya or East Africa is desirable;
  • Demonstrated attention to detail, ability to follow procedures, meet deadlines and work independently and cooperatively with team members;

    How to Apply

    Kenyan Nationals are encouraged to apply

    Interested candidates who meet the above required qualifications and experience should submit a Cover Letter and detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) listing three professional references (including a recent supervisor) to ke-hrkenya@mercycorps.org on or before Tuesday 27th June, 2017.

    The email subject line must clearly show the job title and location they are applying for. Applications without an appropriate subject heading will be automatically disqualified.

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