PROJECT MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST (HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE)

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The PMS/HA responsibilities will include the following:

1. PROGRAM/PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND RELATED DUTIES 80%

A. Devises, in collaboration with BHA colleagues, an annual monitoring plan outlining the sites to be visited and timeline, and conducts regular field monitoring visits, in accordance with the monitoring plan, spending at least 40% of time in the field, often in austere conditions, collecting data on the implementation of BHA programs. Advises on any issues arising that need to be addressed, including immediate reporting of any actual or suspected diversions of USG resources, missed implementation targets, and non-compliance with USAID regulations. Makes recommendations for addressing and solving any problems that are discovered, provides feedback to the implementing partner and concludes with follow-up to ensure improvements.

B. Identifies and reviews technical reports and documents related to humanitarian assistance and resilience to remain current about general knowledge and advances in the fields of emergency assistance and resilience in general, and others’ findings related to his/her geographic zone of responsibility, in particular.

C. Participates in multi-agency assessments of food security, nutrition, markets and emergency assistance and other humanitarian needs, and assists in the development of funding and programmatic recommendations for BHA and USAID Missions.

D. Recommends to the BHA team the appropriate response for initiating or adjusting emergency and resilience assistance programming based on field findings about food and nutrition needs, environmental concerns, health and WASH issues, market conditions, transportation requirements, and the cultural and political situation.

E. Reports on all field monitoring trips, assessments, etc. Provides information for additional reporting to the BHA Director, USAID Mission Director, and BHA Washington, as necessary.

2. TECHNICAL SPECIALIST AND REPRESENTATIONAL DUTIES 20%

A. Represents BHA in working group meetings and other fora with UN, NGOs, and other humanitarian donors. Represents USAID to a wide range of government officials at the provincial/district level and representatives at the technical and administrative levels. Engages with beneficiaries, community members and leaders related to BHA’s emergency and resilience programs. All representation is performed in line with the overall direction of the BHA/Nairobi office and specific country team.

B. Exchanges information with Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWSNET) and reviews and provides feedback on FEWSNET reports prior to their release.

C. The PMS/HA will be required to assist in creating a supportive work environment that values diversity and elicits the highest possible level of performance from all team members, including accomplishment of all other duties as assigned.

How to apply

How to Apply

Step 1: Register in MyJobsInKenya at www.myjobsinkenya.com

Step 2: Complete the job application questionnaire at www.myjobsinkenya.com The applicant must answer all the questions in the Questionnaire.

Step 3: Internal Applicants/Current USG Employees: Attach an updated curriculum vitae/resume (no more than five pages), a copy of your most recent Performance Evaluation Report, and copies of all relevant certificates. Scan and attach all the documents and upload to MyJobsInKenya.com

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External Applicants/Not Current USG Employees: Attach an updated curriculum vitae/resume (no more than five pages) and copies of all relevant certificates. Upload all the documents to MyJobsInKenya.com

Note to Applicants:

  1. Applications must be received by the closing date and time specified in Section I, item 3, and submitted through myjobsinkenya.com as stated in Section IV.

  2. Submissions will only be accepted through www.myjobsinkenya.com Late and Incomplete applications (those that do not contain the applicant’s most current and up to date detailed CV and relevant education certificates) will not be considered for the position. The closing date for receipt of applications is indicated above.

3. USAID DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING) AND DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

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