Dec 7, 2017

Kenya: BRIGHT Consortium Coordinator_ Nairobi,Kenya

NGO/UN Job Vacancy



Organization: ACTED
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 15 Dec 2017

Position: BRIGHT Consortium Coordinator

Department:** Project Implementation_Unit.

Direct hierarchy: BRIGHT steering committee

Contract duration: Six Months (dependent on approval of funding)

Location: Nairobi with field visits in Kenya

Starting date:** January 2018

I. Background on ACTED

BRIGHT (Building Resilience through Innovation, Gender sensitiveness, Humanity and Transparency) consortium is composed of six Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) who came together to synergise their different strengths and competencies to work together toward responding to emergencies and building sustainable and resilient livelihoods for vulnerable communities in Kenya. These organizations are: ACTED, VSF-Germany, Action Against Hunger (AAH), WHH and two technical partners; REACH and Handicap International

II. Position Profile

In close cooperation with consortium partners, the Consortium Coordinator will ensure that consortium’s project implementation according to the approved proposal and in accordance with the rules and regulations of the donor. The Consortium Coordinator will facilitate close and effective coordination and collaboration between consortium partners, ensure high quality documentation of the project activities and ensure that project results are achieved.

III. Duties and Responsibilities

· Represent the Consortium at Government and Donor meetings

· Support the Project Managers of each partner to implement all aspects of the project.

· Coordinate at national level on behalf of the consortium on project related issues

· Monitor and track the overall budgets and activity plans of the project.

· Prepare the technical and financial reports to meet the compliance of the donor.

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Representation:

· Protect and promote the vision and mission of consortium partners.

· Ensure the visibility of the consortium amongst humanitarian, donor and government actors throughout the project

· Attend government, UN, NGO and donor meetings and present ongoing consortium activities upon request

· Effectively manage partnerships between the different parties of the consortium to ensure smooth collaboration

· Effectively manage coordination with other consortia intervening in a similar sector

*Coordination:***

· To ensure, guarantee and coordinate implementation of BRIGHT projects and regularly communicate with consortium Country Directors on project activities.

· Convene and chair monthly consortium steering committee meetings to discuss programme and financial issues, disseminate minutes and follow up on action points.

· Carry out weekly catch ups with consortium key focal points

· Maintain technical oversight and support team coordination of consortium members, including the provision of recommendations to address bottlenecks.

Project Cycle Management:

· Ensure that rules and procedures are understood and respected by all parties, sharing information and conducting training if required on proposed systems and processes for consortium management.

· Oversee and monitor work of consortium and local implementing partners, conduct regular follow-up of work plans, identify and address any delays in a timely and effective manner

· Conduct periodic field visits to validate progress reports, identify problems and issues to address during Consortium Management Team meetings and make recommendations for improvement

· Ensure communication between consortium partners

· Develop case studies, relevant write-ups and other communication material relating to the action that can be used by consortium partners.

· Consolidate and prepare final narrative report, assist with preparation of financial reports

· Identify funding for development of BRIGHT Consortium and coordinate development of proposal in consultation with the partners organization.

IV. Qualifications/Skills Required

· Masters/post graduate degree in Development studies or humanitarian studies or social science or any related field

· Above 7 years’ of humanitarian experience.

· Extensive management experience

· Excellent understanding of Cash, food security, nutrition, WASH

· Experience in coordination with, and representation to government, donors and development agencies, partners and media

· Excellent communication, presentation and reporting skills


How to apply:

V. Application Procedure:

Qualified Kenyan candidates persons with the required skills and qualifications are invited to submit their detailed curriculum vitae and cover letter to kenya.jobs@acted.org and received on or before 15th December 2017 with the subject line APPLICATION FOR CONSORTIUM COORDINATOR-NAIROBI**”. Applications sent after the deadline will not be considered.

Please note:

· This position is contingent on the organization securing funding

· Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

ACTED will at no stage of recruitment process request candidate to make payments of any kind. Further, ACTED has not retained any agent in connection with recruitments.

ACTED is an Equal Opportunity Employer