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National FMNR Scaling Lead 

Duties and Responsibilities:

Strategic and technical support -40%

  • Develop and continually improve and iterate World Vision Kenya National FMNR Scaling Strategy (2023-2033) to respond to new opportunities and challenges and incorporate new ideas and innovations.
  • National FMNR Scaling Strategy regularly updated
  • Lead the development of annual work plans to implement World Vision Kenya’s National FMNR Scaling Strategy.
  • Work cross-functionally with the directors/heads and members of diverse teams and departments across World Vision Kenya to coordinate the implementation of annual work plans that progress strategy realisation at the national-level. This could include the establishment of internal coordination structures (i.e., committees, working groups etc.) as deemed appropriate.
  • Co-lead the development of six-monthly progress reports against annual work plans (together with the National FMNR Evidence Lead).
  • Co-lead the development of an annual FMNR scaling report card against the National FMNR Scaling Strategy (together with the National FMNR Evidence Lead).
  • Work with the MERL coordinator to monitor, track and report national level contributions by WVK and partners to the World Vision global FMNR Vision
  • Using the Kenya restoration barometer template, work with MERL coordinator to monitor, track and report national level contributions by WVK to Kenya’s national restoration targets and AFR100.

Engagement, Networking and Advocacy-20%

  • Map and identify scaling partners and prioritise for engagement.
  • Mobilise and engage an alliance/network of national partners to support the scale-up of FMNR in Kenya. Where relevant structures have been established via projects, this position will co-lead partner engagement activities with project staff.
  • Establish an engagement framework between FMNR scaling efforts by partners at the national level with those occurring at the global level.
  • Represent World Vision Kenya at key national, regional and/or global events relating to FMNR and engage relevant national and global public and private partners as required. In liaison with RAM department, engage donors and potential donors supporting FMNR scaling efforts as required.

Programme Development and Grants Acquisition-20%

  • Work collaboratively with World Vision Kenya’s Grant Acquisition and Management (GAM) team to ensure that all emerging funding opportunities are leveraged (where relevant) to support the implementation of the National FMNR Scaling Strategy.
  • Work collaboratively with key stakeholders from World Vision Australia to design investment ready projects for diverse donors that support the implementation of the National FMNR Scaling Strategy.
  • Where relevant, work with RAM department and the Child Learning and Household Resilience Programme to ensure that all new funding opportunities, including PNS and grant opportunities from Support Office are leveraged to support the implementation of the National FMNR Scaling Strategy
  • Ensure new FMNR scaling projects are designed in line with World Vision’s FMNR scaling approach to activate more diverse pathways to scale
  • Support programs/projects to ensure that high quality FMNR Program/Project Designs are in place
  • Facilitate Regions and Programs to develop high quality FMNR projects through conceptualization, innovation, development and planning

World Vision partnership engagement-10%

  • Contribute and align with World Vision’s global FMNR scaling frameworks and processes, including regular meetings with World Vision Australia and other National FMNR Scaling Teams across the region.
  • National FMNR scaling efforts in Kenya are aligned with and support World Vision’s global FMNR scaling frameworks and processes
  • World Vision Kenya is actively participating in regularly scheduled coordination meetings organised by World Vision Australia
  • Opportunities for cross-country learning and collaboration are leveraged

Accountability, Learning and Innovation-5%

  • Ensure interpretation and utilization of assessment, baselines, evaluations and verification on quality of designs
  • Strengthen research, learning, documentation and dissemination of WVK work in FMNR

Day to day activities-5%

  • Participate and contribute in committees and task forces.
  • Perform any other task related to the project not mentioned, that affects the sector.

Qualification, Knowledge and Skills

  • The job holder must have a minimum Bachelor’s degree in Natural Resource Management, Forestry, Environmental Studies or Agro-forestry related discipline. 
  • Post-graduate degree or Minimum 5 years of experience in lieu of Master’s degree in the above fields and with some experience in Agriculture will be an added advantage.
  • Past experience and in-depth knowledge and experience of FMNR model as a landscape restoration approach is greatly desired.
  • Broad understanding of climate change mitigation and adaptation in practice is greatly desired, particularly in the context of smallholder systems in Kenya.
  • Minimum of three (3) years relevant working experience in an advisory or management role with progressive responsibilities, ideally with an international NGO, working for programming-level interventions in climate change adaptation and resilience.
  • Strong demonstrated experience in strategy, operations and/or management is a requirement for this work.
  • A high level of diplomacy and networking skills is required.
  • Strong capacity building and facilitation skills.
  • Cross-cultural sensitivity, flexible worldview, emotional maturity and physical stamina.
  • Ability to manage work life without supervision.
  • High level engagement skills (donor, researchers, regional technical leads, plus facilitation skills)
  • Strong management background, with skills in budget management
  • Ability to scan the environment and adapt quickly to the needs or come up with suitable options.
  • He/she must have proven supervisory and project management experience in the related fields. Experience working with NGOs will be an added advantage.
  • Proven experience working with different stakeholders in matters of environment and climate change.
  • Proven capability to think/plan strategically and act practically (i.e., put plans into action).
  • Experience in cross-functional coordination and collaboration for the achievement of shared outcomes.
  • Experience working collaboratively with and influencing donors, government and other stakeholders.
  • Excellent engagement and influencing skills with an ability to build trust and credibility.
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written).
  • Excellent advocacy and communications skills.
  • Demonstrated problem-solving skills and resourcefulness.
  • He/she must be able to communicate World Vision’s Christian ethos and demonstrate a quality of spiritual life that is an example to others.

National FMNR Evidence Lead

Duties and Responsibilities

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Strategic and technical support -45%

  • Develop the Monitoring, Evidence and Learning component of World Vision Kenya’s National FMNR Scaling Strategy (2023-2033).
  • Co-lead the development of six-monthly progress reports against annual work plans (together with the National FMNR Scaling Lead).
  • Co-lead the development of an annual FMNR scaling report card against the National FMNR Scaling Strategy (together with the National FMNR Scaling Lead).
  • Co-lead the development and implementation of FMNR research strategy in collaboration with academia and other research partners to build the scientific evidence-base for FMNR
  • Co-lead the aggregation and reporting on FMNR hectarage restoration under across WVK projects

Engagement, Networking and Advocacy-25%

  • Establish and maintain active engagement with external organizations including National and County level stakeholder (state and non-state) for collaboration, networking, resource sharing and learning activities
  • Evidence of functional partnerships with learning institutions on potential research areas for evidence-based programming sustained with running agreements/MoUs
  • Ensure WVK participation in learning/research forums within the National platforms/forums and International forums for wider experience sharing.
  • Donor compliance for the catalyst project

Programme Development and Grants Acquisition-10%

  • Support in excellent programme development in liaison with Resource Acquisition and Management Department (RAM)
  • Support partners engagements for resource acquisition
  • Ensure excellent handover and transition of the projects
  • Participate in partner organizations capacity assessment (due diligence) reviews

Accountability, Learning and Innovation-15%

  • Provide tools, training, and systems to improve project mapping and monitoring of FMNR training, adoption, sites, and tree cover change in line with the Global FMNR Monitoring, Evidence and Learning Guidelines and any relevant National Government Restoration Monitoring initiatives.
  • Provide technical support and guidance to relevant programmes and projects on methods and approaches for monitoring and evaluating FMNR scaling, in line with the Global FMNR Monitoring, Evidence & Learning Guidelines.

Day to day activities-5%

  • Participate and contribute in committees and task forces.
  • Perform any other task related to the project not mentioned, that affects the sector.
  • Collaborate with WVA and WVI partnership stakeholders

Qualification, Skills and Knowledge

  • The holder must have a minimum Master’s degree in Project Planning and Management, Agro-forestry, Natural Resource Management, Statistics, Climate Change/Environment science, M&E or related field.
  • The holder of this position must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences, Natural Resource Management, Climate Change/ Environement science, Economics/statistics, or equivalent degree in a relevant field;
  • At least 10 years professional experience in Project/ Programme design implementation, M&E and quality learning cycles
  • Results orientated person able to manage and satisfy multiple and at times conflicting organizational, donor and other stakeholder demands;
  • Experience in the execution of development cooperation projects and consortiums
  • Knowledge of natural resource management, environmental science or similar
  • Knowledge and/or experience with data management including spatial data and mapping
  • Experience in Design, monitoring, evaluation and Learning.
  • Excellent English communication skills (oral and written).
  • Advanced knowledge on Natural Resource Management/Climate Change/Environment, Statistics, Project Management and related fields.
  • Ability to build capacity of staff on relevant technical fields;
  • Ability to take initiative, solve complex problems, exercise independent judgment;
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision;
  • A team player, capable of building staff and partners in climate change and natural resource management
  • Cross-cultural sensitivity, and emotional maturity
  • Ability to maintain performance expectations in diverse cultural contexts;
  • Excellent English communication skills (both oral and written).
  • Experience  working  in arid and semi-arid and interfaith contexts as well as hostile environment

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