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Technical Assistant- Private Sector and Entrepreneurship

GIZ KE
Kakuma, Kenya

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Fixed term

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Job Summary

A. Background
The GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit) is a
German Federal enterprise that provides services worldwide in the field of
international cooperation for sustainable development. GIZ has over 50 years of experience in a wide variety of areas, including economic development and employment, energy and the environment, and peace and conflict management. The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) is our main commissioning party. With funding from BMZ, GIZ in close collaboration with the Government of Kenya is supporting the implementation of two projects: ·Support to Refugees and Host Communities in Kenyawhich is part of the BMZ Special Initiative on Forced Displacement. The project has a duration of eight years (2015 to 2022).
·Life Skills and Training for Refugees and Host Communities in Kenyawhich has a duration of three years (2019 to 2021).
Both projects aim at providing support to refugees and their host communities. This includes providing them with relevant technical and life
skills to be self-reliant and support their (re-) integration into the labour
market in Kenya (or their country of origin should the refugees opt for a
voluntary return). According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), around 471,000 refugees are currently living in Kenya, hosted mainly in two camps – Kakuma in northern Kenya and Dadaab in north-eastern Kenya. Kakuma is home to the country’s second largest refugee camp with a population of around 187,000 refugees, mainly from South Sudan and Somalia. It has been in existence since 1992 and many of the children and young people in the camp grew up here.
Due to the continuous influx of refugees over the years, there was need to
expand Kakuma refugee camp to decongest it. In 2015, UNHCR and the Government of Kenya agreed to pilot a new approach by developing the Kalobeyei Settlement to promote, in an integrated manner, self-reliance of the refugees and host population by enhancing livelihood opportunities and promoting inclusive service delivery. The two projects ‘Support to Refugees and Host Communities in Kenya’ and
‘Life Skills and Training for Refugees and Host Communities in Kenya’ focus on supporting refugees and host communities in Turkana West Sub-County. Activities of the project focus on strengthening the linkages of potential employers to labour markets, support for businesses opportunities, ensuring food and nutrition security, provision of portable water through improved storage facilities and water conveyer system as well as strengthening peaceful conflict resolution mechanisms among the refugees themselves and between refugees and the host community. Our development activities adhere to a strict do no harm-approach, building local capacities and involving national and county governments for sustainability and ownership.

Responsibilities

A. Summary of responsibilities
The Technical Assistant (TA) will support the Project Officer responsible for the Private Sector and Entrepreneurship component in achieving the objectives and indicators. Based in Kakuma, Turkana West Sub-County, the PA is engaged in the following tasks and duties:
Key tasks and duties
·Support the implementation of activities implemented in the Private Sector and Entrepreneurship component
·Prepare, update and maintain participants lists to ensure data necessary for M&E is properly captured
·Ensure close adherence to the Do No Harm principle
·Support communication and follow up of activities with the respective partnering organisations
·Assist in monitoring and evaluation activities e.g. FGDs and outcome monitoring
·Assist in monitoring of project indicators e.g. ratio of male to female, refugees to host communities in line with agreed concepts
·Report any observations made during field visits on major developments including the political and institutional context that could have an influence on the implementation
·Take and keep records of meeting notes
·Document and organise files and records
·Collection and documentation of good practices and lessons learned, and support in other M&E activities.
·Any other task as directed by the supervisor
B. General duties
·Participate in office work with colleagues as a good team player
·Be an active role model towards refugee and host communities as well as all partners, by adhering to a healthy personal behaviour and lifestyle
·Maintain a non-judgmental and supportive attitude towards colleagues, beneficiaries and partners regardless of their background
·Adhere to and respect GIZ guidelines on integrity as contained in the Code of Conduct and all other related documents
C. Qualifications/ requirements
·Diploma in business Administration, social sciences, project management or related field
·At least five years of relevant work experience with proven track record in project management and project monitoring in refugee settings, preferably in Kakuma and Turkana West Familiarity with the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework (CRRF) and the Global Compact on Refugees (GCR)
·Profound experience in working with vulnerable groups and sound knowledge of the Do No Harm Approach
·Good command of English and Kiswahili, knowledge of Turkana is a strong asset
·Discipline and punctuality
·Good team player
·Resilience and patience
·Willingness to work in a remote duty station with limited access to amenities
·Willingness to upskill as required by the tasks to be performed
.Willingness and ability to be adhere to the coordination structure in the field

Job Requirements

Required education: Diploma, Associate's degree
Required relevant work experience: 5 years
Required languages: Swahili (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent),

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