Oxfam Wash Team Leader, Human Resources Officer and Monitoring Evaluation Accountability & Learning (MEAL) Officer Jobs in Kenya 2012
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, Nairobi and on national level advocacy and coordination issues in multi stakeholder fora.
To this end, we are seeking to fill the following positions:
Wash Team Leader
Contract: C2 National – Fixed term; 21 months
Reporting to the Deputy Program Manager, the WASH Team Leader will provide day to day operational technical leadership for the planning and implementation of Oxfam GB’s public health programme in Turkana District.
Working with Rift Valley Water Services Board and two other INGOs – Practical Action and IRC, the WASH team leader will ensure effective and efficient programme implementation that is accountable and relevant to beneficiaries according to the objectives, results, timeframe and specifications of the donor(s).
To be successful in this role, you should have at least a first degree in a relevant field such as Civil Engineering or water Engineering from a recognised university/college with some experience in public health and hygiene promotion interventions in emergency situation especially in drought context and intense relevant practical experience with an NGO.
He/she should have assessment, analytical and planning skills, with an ability to translate analysis into recommendations for practical action, including proposal development.
Knowledge and experience of the application of SPHERE and links to longer-term development practice coupled with proven experience of effective integration of gender in WASH programming.
He/she will have knowledge, understanding and a commitment to linking hygiene promotion with water and sanitation activities coupled with good communication and interpersonal skills and ability to work well within a team.
You will have diplomacy and tact, to be able to liaise, negotiate and plan with government officials, other agency staff, local artisans and community representatives.
You will have the ability to cope in remote rural locations and travel extensively within project areas.
Knowledge of local language would be advantageous.
Human Resources Officer
Contract: D2 National – Fixed term; 6 months
The Human Resource & Admin Officer will play a lead role in providing interpretation of HR policies on a daily basis to the programme teams.
He/she will be required to support the recruitment process and ensure they are in line with Oxfam procedures.
The HR & Admin Officer will track and manage contract changes in terms of renewals and reviews.
Management of staff holidays will be part of his/her daily routine while working hand in hand with the HR/Admin Assistant to ensure that key staff information is up to date.
You will ensure that staff medical records are up to date and that all medical related issues are handled with utmost confidentiality.
In liaison with the relevant persons, you will perform other administrative duties including organization of staff and visitor’s travel, office maintenance, ensuring procurement of office supplies is done within a timely period and overseeing that the office layout meets the health and safety standards.
The HR & Admin Officer will represent Oxfam in HR meetings with other partners in the area and ensure that any staff issues raised are addressed effectively.
To be successful in this role, you will have a university degree in Human Resources Management or Business Management coupled with development or humanitarian work experience preferably with an NGO.
You should have good interpersonal and people management skills as well as excellent written and oral communications skills in English and Swahili.
You should be flexible to travel within short notice and in difficult circumstances.
Monitoring Evaluation Accountability & Learning (MEAL) Officer
Contract: D2 National – Fixed term; 12 months
Reporting to the Program Manager in Wajir, the MEAL Officer will establish and manage the MEAL system of OXFAM and its partners’ programmes in order to ensure programme quality and effectiveness.
You will be responsible for the development of the MEAL system for key OXFAM Kenya’s programme focus areas of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Food Security and Livelihoods, Policy and Advocacy and Peace Building and Conflict Management.
You will establish a systematic way to jointly monitor programmes, facilitating internal and external evaluations and document learning from programmes.
He/she will compile monthly reports, participate in various technical meetings and provide support in the preparation of reporting requirements.
The post holder will be responsible for the establishing accountability system and ensure programmes are implemented in an accountable fashion. You will work with the MEAL Coordinator to operationalize the country MEAL framework ensuring the links between country level MEAL activities and regional systems.
The MEAL officer will be responsible for coordinating assessments and carrying out data analysis thereby providing requisite information for setting programme benchmarks. He/she will use various data collection methods including Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA) methods and produce various reports.
To be considered for this position, you will possess a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in International Development, Public Health, Project Management, Disaster Management or Statistics from a recognised university or closely related fields.
In-depth demonstrated “hands-on” working experience in MEA is essential.
You must have experience in capacity building of partners in MEAL and conversant with data analysis softwares especially SPSS.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org quoting the title of the position you are applying for in the subject line.
The closing date for these positions is on 5th October 2012.
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