DAI Somalia Various Jobs vacancies in Nairobi Kenya 2013

Somalia Stability Fund
Call for Candidates – Technical
DAI is an employee-owned global development company. For over 40 years, we have worked on the frontlines of international development, tackling fundamental social and economic development problems caused by inefficient markets, ineffective governments, and instability. Currently, DAI is delivering results that matter in some 60 countries.
Our integrated development solutions turn ideas into impact by bringing together fresh combinations of expertise and innovation across multiple disciplines—crisis mitigation and stability operations, democratic governance and public sector management, agriculture and agribusiness, private sector development and financial services, economics and trade, HIV/AIDS and disease control, water and natural resources management, and energy and climate change.
Our clients include international development agencies, international lending institutions, private corporations and philanthropies, and national governments.
DFID Somalia’s Governance and Peace-building Strategy aims to promote conflict reduction, increased stability and growth in Somalia.
As part of this strategy, the Somalia Stability Fund (SSF) is a three year joint-donor funded programme, with pooled funds from the UK, Netherlands, Denmark, Norway and the United Arab Emirates.
SSF will contribute towards a better-governed and more stable Somalia with a flexible response to community level needs, expanding areas of stability to allow entry for sectoral service delivery support.
To provide the conditions necessary to achieve the Outcome of a greater number of areas of stability [in Somalia] programme expects to achieve the following deliverables:
Development projects led and implemented by communities to meet their immediate needs (Output 1);
Greater number of communities are safe and more secure(Output 2);
Legitimate and representative local administrations established (Output 3); and
Greater number of inclusive local & regional peace agreements contributing to zonal and national peace (Output 4).
We are seeking qualified candidates for the following roles (Please ensure that when specify which role you are applying for in your application):
1. Regional Specialists
2. Technical Experts in the areas of:
  • Livelihoods and Wealth Creation
  • Local/ Community Security
  • Governance
  • Peace-building
3. Strategic Communications and Knowledge Management

1. Regional Specialists

Indicative responsibilities:
  • Serve as Programme Advisors with expertise and knowledge of specific regions – Somaliland, Puntland or South Central.
  • Lead engagement with fund recipients in respective regions, including proactively identify potential grantees and grants that are appropriate to respond to overall program goals.
  • Act as main interlocutor between government and community interests in the designated area of responsibility.
  • Develop, coordinate and implement methodologies for engaging government entities and local communities in consultative processes for project identification and implementation.
  • Build relationships with relevant actors in designated region (Somaliland, Puntland and South Central)
  • Identify field co-ordinators at the regional and district level to oversee implementation of grants activities.
  • Ensure that relevant local government authority or authorities and communities are brought together for transparent consultative processes throughout a grant cycle.
Experience required:
  • Detailed knowledge of Somali culture, awareness of the operating environment, highly developed collaboration and networking skills, and the exercise of discretion, judgment, and personal responsibility.
  • Personal history/ origins from designated region, including strong existing networks and respect through which to operate
  • First hand understanding of political, cultural and social sensitivities and ability to navigate and inform them for the programme’s purpose.
  • Ability to travel and work in Somalia, with a proven contact base and a strong understanding of Somali politics, culture and clan dynamics.
  • Experience of applying conflict sensitive approaches and do-no-harm principles on the ground.
  • Experience of working cross-sector, bringing together political, security and development issues.
  • Experience of working in Somalia
  • Excellent communication skills, including strong presentation and facilitation skills
  • English fluency required, and Somali language fluency preferred
2. Technical Experts in the areas of:
  • Livelihoods and Wealth Creation
  • Local/ Community Security
  • Governance
  • Peace-building
Indicative responsibilities:
  • Responsible for working with Regional Specialist (above), Somali partners, and the program unit in Nairobi and Somalia to develop and identify programme interventions and grant concepts.
  • Advise on overall strategy for delivering specific SSF Output.
  • Together with partner institutions and the Regional Programme Managers, identify potential grantees for the design and development of grants.
  • Provide technical assistance to grantees as required, or arrange technical assistance from STTA pool and other sources as required.
  • Responsible for evaluating grants within their respective Output throughout implementation and once the grant activities are closed out.
  • Undertake regular travel to the districts in order to identify, develop and/or support programming opportunities.
  • Provide program management with ongoing assessment and anticipation of political events, including potential impacts and outcomes of SSF community grants.
Experience required:
  • Detailed knowledge of Somali culture, awareness of the operating environment, highly developed collaboration and networking skills, and the exercise of discretion, judgment, and personal responsibility.
  • Personal history/ origins from designated region, including strong existing networks and respect through which to operate
  • First hand understanding of political, cultural and social sensitivities and ability to navigate and inform them for the programme’s purpose.
  • Ability to travel and work in Somalia, with a proven contact base and a strong understanding of Somali politics, culture and clan dynamics.
  • Experience of applying conflict sensitive approaches and do-no-harm principles on the ground.
  • Experience of working cross-sector, bringing together political, security and development issues.
  • Experience of working in Somalia
  • Excellent communication skills, including strong presentation and facilitation skills
  • English fluency required, and Somali language fluency preferred
3. Strategic Communications and Knowledge Management
Indicative responsibilities:
  • Develop and maintain an SSF website ensuring that relevant project documentation is mae publicly available
  • Responsibility for overall strategic direction for communications and knowledge management strategy
  • Identify and build relationships with relevant key advocates, groups and networks, and governments to promote and participate in the programme
  • Design and implementation of communications strategy
  • Generate interest across the public and private sector that generate support for the programme and its work, with a particular focus on raising awareness of programme
Experience required:
  • Minimum of 6 years’ progressively responsible experience in communications and marketing at both the global and grass roots level
  • Experience in social media and digital communications
  • Experience managing relationships with individuals and groups from varied socio-political contexts
  • Experience working with DFID, USAID and/or other large international donors, and strong understanding of donor requirements preferred
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including strong presentation and facilitation skills
  • English fluency required, and Somali language fluency preferred
Location: Nairobi, Kenya with regular travel to Somalia
 
Estimated Project Start Date:  May 2013
Duration: 29 to 41 months
Application Deadline:  28th February 2013
 
How to apply:
Please submit your application via the following link outlining the specific role above that you are applying for:



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