BOMA Project Technical Advisor Job in Kenya

Aug 10, 2016

Vacancy: Technical Advisor
 
Background: The BOMA Project is a fast-growing, award-winning organization (non-profit in US; Kenyan NGO) that is implementing a high-impact income and savings program for ultra-poor women in the Dry-lands of Africa. 

We do this through the Rural Entrepreneur Access Project (REAP), an innovative two-year poverty graduation program for women living in extreme poverty in northern Kenya; Samburu and Marsabit Counties.

 
Purpose of the Post: The Technical Advisor for REAP serves as the primary source of technical support for selected partners of the BOMA Project who have an interest in implementing BOMA’s poverty graduation program, REAP  in areas or countries where the BOMA Project does not operate. 

The Technical Advisor may also be involved in a range of cross-sectoral initiatives coordinating BOMA’s REAP program with other agencies’ activities.

The post is based in Nanyuki, but will initially require frequent travel throughout Northern Kenya and then to wherever partner interventions require. 

The position reports to the Country Director of the BOMA Project.

Responsibilities

Technical Assistance
  • Provide technical support and guidance to BOMA Project partners in the design, implementation and monitoring and evaluation of REAP poverty graduation programs through extended assignments to the partner’s area of operations, as well as regular telephone calls, email communication and follow up visits to each supported partner as requested and necessary.
  • Review and provide technical input on proposals for partnership.
  • Review and provide technical input on internal and external reports and other documents as needed.
  • Support partner programs in the recruitment of local staff by providing job descriptions and required qualifications, creating interview question templates and providing feedback to local management on the hiring process.
Quality Assurance
  • Ensure the quality of REAP programs being implemented by the partner program follow BOMA Project standards.
  • Ensure progress towards objectives and targets of partner REAP programs.
  • Ensure mechanisms are in place to measure and improve quality of REAP programs.
  • Ensure sharing of evidence of REAP interventions and best practices.
  • Ensure the documentation and dissemination of lessons learned from REAP programs.
Program Development
  • Work with partner programs to develop sector specific strategic plans.
  • Contribute to the development of partner field staff through training, mentoring, and other guidance.
  • Liaise with colleagues in the Main Office of BOMA to access additional technical resources as needed.
  • Ensure relevant objectives and activities of the BOMA Project strategic plan for the partner program are included in the design and implementation of REAP projects.
  • Work closely with other technical units and technical advisors in the countries of his/her responsibility to ensure cross-unit collaboration and program integration.
  • Contribute to the development of new and innovative approaches and initiatives in REAP programming.
Other Responsibilities

Perform other tasks as negotiated with supervisor.

Qualifications

Candidates should be a holder of a Bachelor’s degree in Management, International Development, Social Studies or related field (Master’s degree is an added advantage). 

The individual should also have a minimum of 5 years of management experience in the private sector and/or non-profit international sector and previous work experience in a developing country, with deep knowledge of the political, economic and social issues facing the East Africa region.

Candidates must have excellent communication skills, both written and oral.

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Cover letter (maximum 2 pages) and detailed CV are to be sent by email to apply@dumaworks.com marking the subject as “2270”, Your Full name & Phone number e.g. 2270, Barack Obama, 07xxxxxxxxx. 

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Deadline for receiving applications: 15th August 2016

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