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Advisor To The Department Of Refugee Services, Kakuma

Closing: Jun 17, 2024

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Published: Jun 3, 2024 (15 days ago)

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Background



Kenya has a long-standing history of hosting refugees with a current population of over 700,000 persons, with Daadab Refugee Camp hosting 47% of this population, while the Kakuma Refugee Camp and Kalobeyei Settlement together host 39%. The remaining 14% are hosted within major urban centres including Nairobi, Mombasa and Eldoret. Kakuma Refugee Camp, located in Turkana County, was established in 1992 to accommodate refugees fleeing conflicts and persecution from neighbouring countries, particularly South Sudan, Sudan, Somalia, and Ethiopia.



In collaboration with the Government of Kenya, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), implements the "Promoting Employability and Entrepreneurship in Turkana West" (ProSEET) project.



This initiative focused on Turkana West, aims to enhance socio-economic self-reliance in a region marked by limited employment opportunities, especially for youth. The following three components will contribute to achieving a.m. objective;

  • Improving the conditions for socio-economic self-reliance of youth in the refugee community and host population. Information relevant to the labour market will be processed and made available to the target group

  • Improving access to target group-oriented employment-generating skills training.

  • By strengthening capacities, local government and private sector stakeholders will be supported to expand business-related services and target-group-specific support for
    micro-entrepreneurs.



The ProSEET project aims to support the efforts of the Government of Kenya's Department of Refugee Services (DRS) in Kakuma, where they oversee and coordinate various refugee-related activities. While the Kenyan government, along with partners and stakeholders, plays a pivotal role in providing assistance and protection to refugees, the effective management of refugee camps and service delivery necessitates continuous monitoring, coordination, and support. The Programme Advisor seconded by GIZ will support the DRS Kakuma office in monitoring ongoing refugee and host community programmes within the camp, developing a harmonized dashboard for programs and supporting a coordinated approach to refugee response.


Responsibilities

Background



Kenya has a long-standing history of hosting refugees with a current population of over 700,000 persons, with Daadab Refugee Camp hosting 47% of this population, while the Kakuma Refugee Camp and Kalobeyei Settlement together host 39%. The remaining 14% are hosted within major urban centres including Nairobi, Mombasa and Eldoret. Kakuma Refugee Camp, located in Turkana County, was established in 1992 to accommodate refugees fleeing conflicts and persecution from neighbouring countries, particularly South Sudan, Sudan, Somalia, and Ethiopia.



In collaboration with the Government of Kenya, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), implements the "Promoting Employability and Entrepreneurship in Turkana West" (ProSEET) project.



This initiative focused on Turkana West, aims to enhance socio-economic self-reliance in a region marked by limited employment opportunities, especially for youth. The following three components will contribute to achieving a.m. objective;

  • Improving the conditions for socio-economic self-reliance of youth in the refugee community and host population. Information relevant to the labour market will be processed and made available to the target group

  • Improving access to target group-oriented employment-generating skills training.

  • By strengthening capacities, local government and private sector stakeholders will be supported to expand business-related services and target-group-specific support for
    micro-entrepreneurs.



The ProSEET project aims to support the efforts of the Government of Kenya's Department of Refugee Services (DRS) in Kakuma, where they oversee and coordinate various refugee-related activities. While the Kenyan government, along with partners and stakeholders, plays a pivotal role in providing assistance and protection to refugees, the effective management of refugee camps and service delivery necessitates continuous monitoring, coordination, and support. The Programme Advisor seconded by GIZ will support the DRS Kakuma office in monitoring ongoing refugee and host community programmes within the camp, developing a harmonized dashboard for programs and supporting a coordinated approach to refugee response.


Your tasks

  • Support DRS Kakuma to monitor and evaluate ongoing refugee and host community programmes within the Kakuma Refugee Camp and Kalobeyei Settlements

  • Identify target groups and objectives of programmes and identify overlappings,
    interferences and linkages

  • Conduct regular field visits to assess programme implementation, identify challenges,
    and propose solutions for effective intervention.

  • Support in regular coordination meetings with partner agencies to discuss programme
    updates, challenges, and opportunities for collaboration.

  • Assist in activities related to the rollout and implementation of the Shirika Plan
    within the Kakuma Refugee Camp.

  • Prepare regular reports on programme monitoring findings, highlighting achievements,
    challenges, and recommendations for improvement.

  • Provide advisory and recommendations, strategies and action plans for the
    operationalisation of Nexus Humanitarian Aid, Development and Peace and Global
    Compact for Refugees

  • Provide technical assistance and capacity-building support to DRS staff on programme
    monitoring and knowledge management best practices.


Your Profile

  • Advanced degree in International Development, Monitoring and Evaluation, Political
    Science, Social Sciences, Public Administration, Education, Business Administration or a related field.

  • Demonstrated work experience in situations of forced displacement working across development and humanitarian processes of governments, international agencies, donors and multilaterals. Experience in Kakuma will be an advantage.

  • Relevant professional experience implementing projects, monitoring, and evaluation.

  • Experience working with political partners and providing policy advice to partner
    governments in the field of forced displacement.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build effective
    working relationships with diverse stakeholders.

  • Flexibility, excellent organizational, analytical, conceptual, and coordination skills;
    Diplomatic skills in political sensitivity, and problem-solving skills, ability to work under pressure.

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team in a challenging environment.



A.   

Duration of Assignment

The contract will run until30.06.2026.


 

 

 B.   Duty location


The duty location is Kakuma.

 


C.   

Submission of Application

Vacancy Reference Number:     GIZ/MIG/01/06/2024

 


GIZ is an equal opportunityemployer.


 

 

All applications should bereceived by 17th June 2024. 


 


Only shortlisted candidates willbe contacted.






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