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Daily Nation : January 29th 2014
40 | Appointment DAILY NATION Wednesday January 29, 2014 Seeking: Consultant USAID Transition Initiatives for Stabilization (TIS) program The Transition Initiatives for Stabilization (TIS) program is funded by USAID and responds to the complex crisis that has evolved in Somalia. The overall program goal is to mitigate conflict; to build community cohesion, and to strengthen citizensgovernment relationships. TIS implements quick impact activities linked to longer-term stabilization goals. The TIS program is currently seeking a skilled, diplomatic, effective, and highly motivated Consultant. Purpose: A PERSUAP basically consists of two parts, a “PER” and a “SUAP.” The Pesticide Evaluation Report (PER) section performs the systems analysis of the country’s pesticide sector from production (or import) to ultimate disposal. It addresses the 12 informational elements required in USAID’s Pesticide Procedures. The Safer Use Action Plan (SUAP) puts the conclusions and recommendations reached in the PER into a plan of action, including assignment of responsibility to appropriate parties connected with the program or project proposing to use pesticides. The services described herein will enable TIS to respond to and comply with the requirements of USAID Regulation 22CFR 216.3(b), which outlines USAID’s pesticide procedures. The consultant will be primarily responsible for producing a Pesticide Evaluation Report and Safe Use Action Plan (PERSUAP) for Somalia and Kenya within the context of the USAID Initial Environmental Examination (IEE) for TIS dated 24 January 2011. The PERSUAP provides the technical data and analyses to support decision(s) in the IEE by examining the pesticide system from import through distribution to disposal using a systems analysis approach. The pesticide system analysis will provide the backdrop for accurately addressing the 12 parts of Regulation 216’s Pesticide Procedures. The PERSUAP will evaluate termite control pesticides only. These pesticides are to be used in the treatment of lumber and for construction purposes in the Kenya-Somali border region and in Dusamareeb, Somalia. These are the only anticipated pesticide. OBJECTIVES The PERSUAP will: a. Ensure compliance with the Agency’s pesticide procedures; b. Ensure compliance with the Government of Somalia and Government of Kenya pesticide importation, testing, storage, use, disposal and registration regulations, laws, policies and procedures; c. Identify and recommend appropriate mitigation actions for incorporation into the projects’ activities; d. Identify and recommend alternative actions and/or pesticides, as appropriate; e. Facilitate use of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) with a view to avoid or reduce unnecessary pesticide risk; and f. Identify and address key pesticide use issues, particularly those impacting pesticide utilization by small-scale producers, laborers, and surrounding communities. Qualifications and skills sought: EDUCATION: • University degree in Environmental sciences and significant expertise in entomology, plant pathology; weed science, IPM, pesticide toxicology or soil science. WORK EXPERIENCE: 1. Familiarity with Regulation 216 is necessary and experience performing PERSUAPs, or similar pesticide environmental reviews, is preferred. 2. In addition to the skills outlined in the above paragraph the consultant must also meet the following minimum requirements: i) Previous PERSUAP approval by the mission/regional Environmental Officer. ii) Experience with PERSUAP analysis and reports. iii) 2 years minimum experience in East Africa LANGUAGES: • Excellent oral and written English required. Do you have the above qualifications and skills? Please send (1) a CV (2) current position and salary history and (3) three professional references to tisdairecruitment @gmail.com. Closing date: Friday, February 07, 2014. Please note only short listed candidates will be contacted. VACANCY ANOUNCEMENT Lutheran World Federation/Department for World Service Kenya-Djibouti Programme is seeking to recruit a Kenyan national for the following position to be based in Dadaab Refugee Camp. ACCOUNTABILITY AND QUALITY ASSURANCE OFFICER Duties and responsibilities will include among others:• Identifying accountability gaps within the organization and developing innovative ways of addressing these gaps in line with the Humanitarian Accountability Partnership (HAP) Principles and standards and other existing international standards in emergencies. • Developing procedures and operating plans of mainstreaming Accountability principles and standards within the organization and building the capacity of project staff and beneficiaries on the same • Providing intensive technical support to the project staff in mainstreaming accountability principles and standards within the project cycle and project activities • Designing workable and comprehensive tools for monitoring accountability with focus to the beneficiaries. • Redesigning and or strengthening Accountability structures such as the Complaints and Response System • Maintaining a complaints database and manage the complaints referral system, in close collaboration with the Focal Person(s) and management • Assess the extent of attainments of the intended objectives, outcomes, outputs and activities as per Log frames, • Providing monthly reports on trends, lessons learnt and success stories as far as accountability is concerned and documenting feedback from focus groups to be uploaded into the LWF Website for purposes of communicating and documenting LWF/DWS accountability efforts and results • Generate findings on opportunities, constraints and lessons learnt during the implementation of the Project. • Reviewing the existing LWF/DWS policies, procedures, guidelines including the M&E System to ensure consistency with and adherence to accountability standards and making recommendations for change whenever necessary • Ensuring that all staffs have and understand all of LWF/DWS and ACT Alliance Policies, guidelines and Action plans • Any additional duties as deemed necessary by the Project Area Coordinator Required Skills, Qualifications and experience • Advanced University degree in Social Sciences , Development Studies or Human Rights Law • At least 3 years humanitarian program experience preferably with displaced persons • Understanding of HAP and RBA Approach to humanitarian/Development Programming will be an added advantage • Experience in policy development, implementation and review • Experience in designing and facilitating trainings and in capacity building • Data analysis skills (qualitative and quantitative) • Strong inter-cultural and interpersonal skills • Excellent computer skills, particularly in Microsoft Word, Excel, data soft ware and Internet Female candidates are encouraged to apply. LWF/DWS is a signatory to the Code of Conduct for humanitarian agencies. Our recruitment and selection procedures reflect the organization’s commitment to the prevention of abuse and exploitation of beneficiaries.” Please email your application letter and attach updated CV with contact emails and phone numbers of 3 professional referees, preferably your current or immediate former employer addressed to; The Human Resources Officer, Lutheran World Federation Kenya-Djibouti, Lwf.email@example.com Closing date: 5th February 2014 Only short-listed candidates will be contacted “LWF/DWS is an equal opportunity employer, irrespective of gender, race or religious affiliation.
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