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Regional Monitoring and Evaluation Officer EA & Yemen (Kenyan Nationals Only)

Responsibilities

Generic responsibilities

  1. Adherence to NRC policies, guidance and procedures
  2. Support and contribute to the development and implementation of M&E systems, including M&E tools and guidance material.
  3. Support programme staff in planning for and executing M&E activities, including, data collection methodology and tools and data management
  4. Manage and support data analysis, visualization and presentation activities 
  5. Contribute to organisational learning through supporting specific analysis, lessons learned and reports
  6. Support the implementation, dissemination and use of evaluations, assessments and monitoring data in programme development, adjustment or review.
  7. Assist in the capacity building and training of staff members on M&E technical and conceptual areas
  8. Oversee or support data management and development of clear information flows between programme and M+E staff, as needed 

Specific responsibilities

  • Design, development and maintenance of dashboards in Microsoft PowerBI
  • Support dashboard users, including training on use and development of PowerBI dashboards
  • Support and contribute to the development of data management and visualization systems and products, including the development of documentation, training and online / in-person support
  • Participate in the development, implementation and support of M&E-related in-house web based digital systems and products
  • Management and troubleshooting of regional online data reporting systems
  • Liaise with CO’s to determine opportunities for innovation, and improvement of existing M&E tools and products
  • Keep abreast with emerging trends by participating in, and contributing to innovation workshops/seminars and brief the RO teams accordingly
  • Participate in development of guidance and frameworks for CO procedures, policies and processes that assist in institutionalizing and supporting M&E, both at regional and country levels.  
  • Carry out any other tasks as shall be assigned by the supervisor

Qualifications

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Generic professional competencies for this position:

  • Minimum 3 years of M&E experience in a humanitarian/recovery context, preferably including M&E capacity and systems development
  • Specialist in Power BI and data visualization
  • Knowledge of mobile data collection and statistical analysis tools is required
  • Good working knowledge in Microsoft Power Platform especially in PowerApps, Power Automate, Sharepoint will be an added advantage.
  • Knowledge of PHP and/or other scripting languages will be an added advantage.
  • Experience in building and supporting mobile apps will be an added advantage
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities

Context related skills, knowledge and experience :

  • Knowledge of the context in the East Africa & Yemen Region

Livelihoods and Food Security Officer – Kakuma

Responsibilities

Provide technical support in the Design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the NRC livelihood activities in Kakuma & Kalobeyei.

Undertake or organise assessments in relation to employment and income generation opportunities for refugee and host community youths.

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Explore opportunities for digital livelihoods for youths and create linkages with relevant partner organisations and online platforms in coordination with private sector actors including social enterprises

Facilitate training of programme participants on agricultural enterprises to increase income generation for the participants

Facilitate the establishment and running of workspaces for freelancing in Kalobeyei settlement and Kakuma camps for refugee and host community youths engaged in digital livelihoods.

In coordination with other LFS actors in Kakuma identify potential value chains in Kakuma, analyse them and select a few ones that NRC can focus on developing for benefits of youth groups and SMEs in the area.

Create linkages between SMEs and credit institutions and facilitate agreements on favourable lending and repayment terms.

Plan, coordinate and work closely with the other core competency teams, particularly Education for skills training activities and ICLA for legal support and civil documentation issues.

Design and coordinate baseline surveys, market assessments, conduct feasibility studies and Identify Livelihood opportunities in line with Graduation approach model and supervise the smooth start up and running of selected livelihood projects.

Provide technical direction, leadership and training to the livelihoods beneficiaries on business planning, income generation, group savings and loans, revolving funds, vocational skills training and strengthening of small scale businesses for the beneficiaries to enhance their self-reliance.

Participating in proposals development and budgeting for new projects in accordance with the provided guidelines and standards

Responsible for overseeing implementation of livelihood project activities in accordance with approved time schedules, budgets.

Responsible for promoting and facilitating refugee and selected vulnerable host community youths and other vulnerable groups to participate in business planning, VSLA works and other post training activities.

Represent NRC in Livelihood Sector and working group meetings in the Camps and where relevant in other locations. Liaison with NRC partners (local authorities, others) and other stakeholders (returnees, host community, community leaders, CBOs, NGOs, UN) on food security and other related issues, and sharing information as requested and agreed with the Area Manager.

Conduct end team and midterm performance appraisal review meetings with LFS Assistants. Ensure timely outcome/output monitoring and post-distribution monitoring (PDM) for all LFS projects. Participate in the area level PCM and other coordination meetings

Perform any other duties and responsibilities assigned by the supervisor or designate.

Qualifications

Professional competencies

Experience working on Livelihoods or Food Security projects in a humanitarian/recovery context

Experience in implementing livelihoods activities, especially capacity building  or training on agricultural value chains, digital livelihood skills to employment or income generation opportunities, developing business plans, supporting SMEs to grow and assisting refugees or other host community vulnerable groups to access credit and legal documentation

Previous experience from working in complex and/or protracted displacement situations is desirable

Experience of carrying out market assessments

Understanding of market-based livelihoods programming

Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities

Fluency in English both written and spoken

Specific skills, knowledge and experience

Bachelor of science degree in agriculture, agricultural sciences, business management or related subject.

At least 3 years’ experience working in livelihoods and food security sector, and on crops and livestock value chains.

Good practical knowledge on facilitating training for rural households on crop production and poultry husbandry

Knowledge of the local context is preferable

Good level of competency in working with social enterprises, online marketing/work platforms is desirable.

Proven skills and experience in report writing.

Strong organizational skills and the ability to work with minimal supervision.

Regional Advocacy Adviser EA & Yemen

General Responsibilities:

  1. Responsible for adherence to relevant NRC policies, guidance and procedures
  2. Establish and strengthen strategic advocacy networks and alliances
  3. Responsible for monitoring and analysis of the humanitarian situation, emerging trends and displacement patterns as relevant 
  4. Ensure consistency of strategy and messaging across countries included in the Amplifying Advocacy for Neglected Crises project 
  5. Carry out capacity building for CO teams
  6. Carry out other duties of temporary character appointed by the Regional Head of Advocacy     

Specific Responsibilities:

  1. Contribute specific deliverables to the overall strategy for the Amplifying Advocacy for Neglected Crises project
  2. Develop, steer, and implement a region-and or country specific advocacy strategy and ensure that objectives from Amplifying Advocacy for Neglected Crises project are reflected
  3. Develop, manage, and lead on specific research activities with the aim of providing analysis and evidence to support the Amplifying Advocacy for Neglected Crises project   
  4. Accountable for drafting policy and advocacy products such as briefing notes, position papers, talking points, key messages, and ad-hoc reports as relevant.
  5. Ensure internal communication and alignment with relevant NRC units and departments with the view of developing consistent policy positions.
  6. Draft press releases and social media output
  7. Seek to develop alliances with local NGOs for advocacy on neglected crises
  8. Represent the Amplifying Advocacy for Neglected Crises project, as relevant, in meetings with policymakers and carry out briefings, including in key European capitals

Professional Competencies

  • Minimum five years relevant professional experience within the humanitarian, development, human rights, foreign policy, or similar field;
  • Experience from working in complex and volatile contexts, preferably in the East Africa region
  • Documented experience with humanitarian advocacy and the production of high-standard written materials (i.e. reports, briefing notes, position papers, talking points and key messages)
  • Documented experience with relevant thematic areas (displacement, durable solutions, protection, food security, humanitarian space), including through conducting research.   
  • Ability to work with a wide range of actors, including government and regional entities
  • Experience in carrying out assessments and focus group discussions
  • Documented/proven results related to other key elements of the position’s responsibilities
  • Strong understanding of the international humanitarian system, policy and practice;
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile

Regional Learning & Development Adviser (L&D) EA & Yemen

General  Responsibilities

  1. Implement NRC’s systems and procedures at regional level
  2. Ensure adherence to NRC policies, handbooks, guidelines, donor requirements, national labour laws and procedures
  3. Support the development of  learning strategies and programs for the region that reflect regional priorities and are aligned to global L&D strategies and initiatives
  4. Implement various learning methods region-wide (e.g. coaching, job-shadowing, online training, TOTs for capacity building, and managing external providers)
  5. Support the assessment of systems for learning and development initiatives in the region

Specific Responsibilities

  1. Step up and strengthen the Learning and Development function in the region with the focus to shape and influence NRC Global HR Learning and development strategy.
  2. Lead the implementation of the NRC learning and development strategy.
  3. Establish and maintain a culture of learning in the RO and COs and implement plan to extract learning and development needs from WDPs, consult with team leaders/head of units/departments and advise management on individual, group and collective all staff targets.  Help management  on where to invest  the money the most.
  4. Co-create/collaborate with other regions and Global  HR  on digital courses that will replace the traditional face to face courses whenever possible.
  5. Co-create/collaborate with other regions and Global HR on leadership, coaching and mentoring courses that are available to various levels of NRC staff. 
  6. Development of learning calendar for the region and maintaining a learning catalogue, managing relationships with approved service providers and coordination of Learning and Development services throughout the region.
  7. Ensure regional synergies in the development and implementation of Learning and Development and leadership initiatives, which align to Global HR strategies.

Professional Competencies

  • Professional background in a relevant field (e.g. learning and development, organisational development)
  • Experience of successful training design, delivery, and evaluation to meet organisational requirements
  • Knowledge of learning management software
  • Familiarity with traditional and modern training methods, tools and techniques
  • Familiarity with online training methods, tools, and techniques
  • Ability to conduct cost-benefit analysis and calculate training ROI
  • Ability to engage internal stakeholders at various organizational levels and balance their priorities; ability to engage with and enrol external stakeholders
  • Experience with tendering and contracting processes will be helpful
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal.
  • Ideally experience from humanitarian sector

Shelter and Settlements Specialist – Roster

You will be responsible for the following:

  • Develop Shelter and Settlements country strategy and develop technical guidance that are aligned with regional and global strategies and priorities
  • Follow up on compliance with contractual commitments, ensure high technical quality and synergies in project implementation
  • Identify trends technical standards and provide technical direction and project implementation support
  • Provide systematic training and build capacity of staff in S&S approaches including cash-based interventions and market-based programme
  • Contribute to fundraising, developing and revising funding proposals, budgets and donor reports
  • Represent NRC in relevant forums/clusters, including with national authorities and donors
  • Promote the rights of refugees, IDPs and returnees in line with the advocacy strategy

In addition, as PDM, you will also be responsible for:

  • Overall management of project staff
  • Coordinating and managing S&S project implementation (activities, budget and project documentation) in line with proposals, strategies and donor requirements

What you will bring

  • Minimum 5 years of experience within technical expertise area in a humanitarian/ recovery context
  • Minimum 2 years of Shelter and Settlements expertise (as Specialist, Technical Adviser or Project Manager)
  • Bachelor’s degree or similar in relevant field
  • A clear interest and understanding of humanitarian issues from emergency to protracted crisis
  • A clear interest and understanding of Protection Mainstreaming (Safe & Inclusive Programming)
  • Experience from working in complex and volatile environments
  • Skills in market analysis, cash-based interventions and market-based programmes
  • Excellent analytical skills and communication skills in writing and speaking
  • Fluency in English both written and verbal; in addition, proficiency in French is required based on the contextual needs (Central and West Africa)
  • Proficiency in additional languages is an asset. Please state your language(s) proficiency in your application.

DevOps/Backend Developer D-Team

What you will do

You will work closely with other members of NRC’s D Team (Digital Transformation Team) to improve NRC infrastructure (Backbone)’s resilience, security, performance, and automation opportunities. You will provide developers with useful tooling to develop, deploy The position will also contribute to providing strategic direction, development/security standards, DevOps training for other technical staff to improve and leverage overall development practice in NRC. Some of your day-to-day tasks will include;

  • Maintain and up keeping of NRC’s Kubernetes (Staging + Production) clusters – hosting global applications, including data backup and restore functions;
  • Write manifests and manage automated deployment of application stacks to NRC’s Kubernetes clusters;
  • Setup and maintain automated CI / CD workflows (Continuous integration & continuous delivery);
  • Prepare technical documentation and specifications on a regular basis;
  • Create unit test plans; contribute to functional/UAT test plans as needed;
  • Provide technical oversight of external consultants’ work that includes custom design and assist in handover of these to NRC (to ensure long-term ownership);
  • Support the recruitment of future NRC technical staff and support the evaluation of external technical consultants;
  • Perform data migration and other integration work in a safe and controlled environment – validating these actions before going to live (production) systems;
  •  Communicate and represent NRC with partners, consultants, and service providers at a technical level.

What you will bring

  • Bachelor degree in computer science, software engineering, or related subjects, or demonstrable expertise in the field;
  • Advanced analytical skills and problem-solving attitude;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Capable of operating in an “Agile” environment and high levels of uncertainty;
  • Comfortable working remotely within a geographically distributed team;
  • Fluency in written and spoken English. Other languages are an asset;
  • Working knowledge of automating infrastructure in a cloud environment, preferably Azure;
  • Previous experience in working with infrastructure as code(Terraform) and service mesh (Istio): Ability to comfortably use and configure Istio Service Mesh features, such as: 
    • Authorization Policies
    • Ingress and Egress gateways (with or without SNI proxy-)
    • Request Authentication Policies
    • Virtual services, Gateways
  • Knowledge and implementation of containerization and container orchestration: We use Docker, Kubernetes, Kustomize, etc;
  • Preferable skills in Cloud security and cloud network;
  • Application operations knowledge (Backups, monitoring, deployment) will come in handy;
  • Knowledge of one or more programming language (Go, Python, etc) and/or scripting language would be desired.

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