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ICT INTERN (BASED IN NAIROBI, KENYA)

Key Responsibilities

  • IT interns must support the IT team in the maintenance of hardware, software and other systems. Troubleshoot issues with equipment like printers, computers, software applications among others. Help users to run software updates when required.
  • Participate in user training for basic hardware and software use.
  • Perform minor repairs to equipment and arrange for other servicing needs.
  • Research on unusual bugs or issues the organizations encounters.
  • Installing and configuring computer hardware operating systems and applications where necessary.
  • Respond to user requests for service, and help develop solutions by preparing training materials such as help documents and/or videos where necessary.
  • Taking staff through a series of actions, either face to face or over the telephone or via Skype/TeamViewer to help set up systems or resolve issues.
  • Assist on logistics of ICT equipment when due for repair.
  • Escalate IT issues to the ICT Manager Gorta Group where necessary.
  • Carry out other Ad hoc duties as required by ICT Manager Gorta Group

Group Role:

  • Give support to the Group ICT Team when required.
  • Maintain open communication and positive working relationship with Group staff.
  • Perform other duties/projects as assigned.

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Key Relationships:

  • ICT Manager Gorta Group
  • All staff
  • Group ICT Team
  • Group Chief Information Officer

Profile, experience and behaviours:

In order to succeed in this role, it is expected that the IT Intern will have:

  • Minimum Diploma in ICT related field or completed Bachelor degree ICT related field with proof of internship letter from institution and course work transcripts.
  • Ability to multitask – Sense of urgency; maintain a positive attitude
  • Relevant IT degree/diploma or industry experience
  • Strong PC skills for both Windows Operating System and Apple Operating System (e.g Ms Office Applications such as Excel, Word, etc.)
  • Has excellent research, analytical planning and organizational skills
  • Strong writing, presentation, communication in English
  • A high level of drive, initiative, motivations, commitment and professionalism
  • Demonstrates the flexibility and the ability to work in a multi-cultural and multi –national team
  • Demonstrates commitment to working with a values-based organization
  • Has the ability to work under pressure

PROGRAMME MANAGER – CASSAVA VALUE CHAIN PROGRAMME (BASED IN NAIROBI, KENYA)

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership and management of all aspects of the programme cycle: design, planning, implementation, quality and accountability, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Work in close liaison with implementing partners and other stakeholders including SHA programme staff to coordinate coherent and consistent delivery of the programme objectives;
  • Manage the programme budget in close collaboration with the Head of Programmes and Head of Finance
  • Compile periodic programme reports as required by the donor and SHA;
  • Ensure effective integration of core technical areas – Nutrition, Social Inclusion, Enterprise Development, Agriculture and Natural Resource Management
  • Facilitate the capacity of program beneficiaries (farmers’ associations/cooperatives/MSMEs) to identify and venture into sustainable value chain related opportunities;
  • Ensure compliance by SHA and partners with contract requirements in planning, financial management, procurement, monitoring and reporting, and facilitate further training where necessary.
  • Advise on technical aspects of market/value chain development in the programme as required;
  • Advise on technical aspects on working with financial institutions to increase access to finance
  • Assess the partners for technical training and capacity building needs and carry out in-house training, as well as arranging external training where required;
  • Represent SHA at government, donor, NGO and other relevant events in the field in close coordination with the Head of Programmes and ensure that the Cassava Value Chain Programme collaborates and networks stakeholders;
  • Provide technical input for the implementation of the programme including in the preparation of work plans, strategies, training materials, guides and manuals;
  • Facilitate effective communication between SHA and stakeholders for effective programme management;
  • Act as the focal point with SHA country office to ensure all programming, financial and administrative matters related to the programme are transparently, expediently and effectively managed, in line with established processes, rules and regulations;
  • In conjunction with the M&E Coordinator, facilitate monitoring and learning by ensuring that effective mechanisms are in place to monitor activities and outputs and assessments for programme quality and impact and ensure programme implementation is on time, target and budget;
  • Create and maintain systems ensuring effective and transparent use of financial resources for timely reporting in line with EU and SHA policies and procedures.
  • Ensure the programme has sufficient systems in place to meet programme management standards and comply with donor regulations and good practice;
  • Monitor external context and carry out adjustments to project plans, where necessary;
  • Ensure all SHA safety and security guidelines are followed and that all safety or security incidents (fires, accidents, theft, etc.) are recorded and reported;
  • Ensure efficient use and management of project resources including transport;
  • Facilitate effective teamwork, coordination and work planning among development partners;
  • Any other tasks as assigned by the Head of Programmes.
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Key Relationships:

Internal

  • Head of Programmes and Programme Coordinators
  • Finance and Administration Team
  • Cassava Value Chain Programme staff
  • Self Help Africa Kenya Country Management Team 

External

  • Project implementation partners
  • Stakeholders including government, research institutes, financial institutions, external auditors, donors, academic institutions and private companies

Knowledge and Experience:

  • At least five years’ experience in the implementation of agri-business projects, market systems/value chain or related projects, at a similar level
  • At least 3 Years of staff management experience
  • Experience in managing multi-year donor-funded programmes
  • A thorough understanding of project cycle management approaches and tools – including participatory vulnerability and capacity assessment and planning, project appraisal, monitoring and evaluation and partners’ capacity building,
  • Experience in working with Agricultural MSMEs
  • Experience in Agri- Value chain financing and working with financial institutions
  • Experience in designing strategies and approaches for enhancing agricultural production and rural livelihoods among small holder farmers
  • Familiarity and experience with EU funding and regulations preferred
  • Experience in networking among development partners and government departments
  • Ability to work in partnerships with local NGOs: diplomatic, supportive (including coaching), capable of ensuring best practice and dealing with performance issues

Qualifications and other requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferably in Agriculture, Agri-business or a related field.
  • Strong computer skills especially with MS Word and Excel and other related packages

Role Competencies:

  • Excellent verbal, analytical, organisational and writing skills
  • People management skills
  • Proactive and motivated with a strong commitment to Self Help Africa’s vision, mission and values
  • Strong computer skills especially with MS Word and Excel and other related packages
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and team building skills
  • Ability and resilience to cope with multiple internal and external demands
  • High level skills and experience in capacity building and mentoring skills
  • Ability to work as part of team across different cultures
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision
  • High level of initiative, motivation, commitment and professionalism
HOW TO APPLY:

If you are interested in the position and have the right skills and attributes, please download the Application Form and fill it in. Upload this, along with your CV and covering letter to our Online Recruitment Platform.

If you are experiencing any problem with submitting your online application please visit this link for assistance: https://bit.ly/SHA_TechSupport1

Please note incomplete applications will not be considered for shortlisting.

Closing date is Wednesday 19th January 2022 at 5pm.

Please note that Self Help Africa Kenya advocates for equal opportunity and does not require applicants to pay any fee at whatever stage of the recruitment and selection process. Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

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