Saturday, August 13, 2011


Job Title         Proposal Writer  
Reporting lines ACD-Programs
Job Location         Nairobi with field travels
Contract details 6 months
Key Internal Contacts -Country Director, ACD-Support, program Quality Director, CO Emergency Response Team, Emergency Coordinator, Nutrition Advisor, Capacity Building Advisor,   CARE Regional Management Units, Procurement manager, Operations Manager, Finance Controller

Key External Contacts
Implementing Partners, Somalia sector cluster   ,UN agencies, Donors


The worst drought in 60 years in the Horn of Africa region has sparked a severe food crisis and high malnutrition rates. An estimated 2.85m people require emergency humanitarian assistance. According to the World Meteorological Society, this is the worst such event in a century.    ICRC reports that malnutrition rates among children under five in central and southern Somalia now stand as the world’s highest. The food security situation in Somalia has been described as one of most severe food security emergencies in the world today with an estimated 2.85 million people in need of emergency aid. The food and nutrition emergency particularly in the south-central region of Somalia resulted from a combination of prolonged and repeated drought, crop-failure, depletion of food stocks, trade restrictions and disruption of the food distribution network by armed groups. Global Acute Malnutrition (GAM) rates remain critically well above the WHO emergency threshold with 30% GAM reported in Gedo, Juba and Middle Shabelle (June 2011). The current humanitarian response is inadequate to prevent further deterioration. CARE Somalia was a major provider of humanitarian assistance in south –central Somalia, before expulsion by Al-shabaab. There is currently limited basic services support for IDPs inside the country by INGOs and UN agencies.
To Support in writing project proposals on a timely manner for submission to CI and donors.

Responsibilities and Tasks
1. Situation Awareness
Familiarize yourself with existing CARE programming in the country and/or region to inform opening sections of letters of intent, concept papers and proposals.
Gather and analysis  information related to the humanitarian  situation in the country to support the technical content of concept papers and proposals
2. Donor and Sector Awareness
Be familiar with the requirements and formats of different donors with respect to sectors, priorities, guidelines and what budget lines are fundable and what are not.
Know the time frame and submission deadlines for the relevant donors.
Identify strategies for multiple funding of the emergency response strategy
Identify new sources of funding via list serves, internet searches, and networking.
Represent CARE  to potential donors at forums and events


Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) Somalia/Kenya is a two Country Program with four field offices in Dadaab (Kenya), Hargeisa (Somaliland), Bossaso (Puntland) and Mogadishu (South Central). NRC has been present in Somaliland since early 2004 and expanded to Puntland in 2006, Mogadishu and Dadaab in 2007. In a short time NRC established Education, Shelter/Sanitation, Distribution and Camp Management projects for IDPs, refugees and local population in Somalia and Kenya. NRC also has a coordination office in Nairobi, Kenya that was established in 2006.

Position Vacant: Finance Assistant
Reporting to: Finance Officer
Duty Station: Nairobi
Duration of Contract: ASAP to 31st December 2011 (with possibility of extension subject to performance & funding)

Main Responsibilities include:
Record all movements of cash into cash record form
Prepare all payment vouchers and checks
Transfer funds to other NRC area offices
Do cash count at least once a week
Do end of month cash count with the FAM/FC or another expatriate staff
Do end of month reconciliation of Nairobi bank accounts and cashboxes
Prepare and arrange for bank withdrawals and transfers, and present them to FAM/FC for verification
Carry out all payments previously validated by Management
Check the quality of all invoices and receipts (date, name, item, quantity, price, total…)
Ensure that all the supporting documents (purchase requests, quotations, authorization of payment, etc.) are attached to the receipts and invoices


JOB TITLE: Surveyor
DEPARTMENT: Shelter Project - Daadab
REPORTS TO: Shelter Project Manager

Job Profile:

Under guidance and supervision of the Shelter Project Manager, the Surveyor will help to set up, supervise and monitor progress and quality of assigned shelter project activities in line with GOAL goals and objectives and ensure compliance to GOAL procedures. The Surveyor will take full responsibility of technical-related aspects of assigned activities in the Shelter Project in North Eastern.

Position holder will be based in Daadab and will work in close collaboration with the all GOAL project teams, and community groups to carry out technical and practical Refugee Camp related surveying activities. He or she may also be required to contribute to development of GOAL project proposals and review GOAL project proposals documents.


Project quality and management
Support the setup of the emergency shelter project.
Demarcation of boundaries  of blocks, plots, roads, pathways using surveying and measurement applications such as high precision GPS, total stations, theodolites, levels, GIS, software etc.
Advising GOAL on surveying requirements in relation to the shelter project at the various field sites, by providing technical assistance to meet the required standards.
Ensuring that project deadlines and high quality standards are met.
Build the capacity of field staff involved in the shelter project through training, guidance and orientation.
Developing survey maps as may be required
Ensure that all survey and plotting plans are in line with UNHCR guidelines and sphere standards develop implementation plans and to ensure these plans and GOAL policies are used in the project implementation.
Ensure programme monitoring systems are adhered to, and timely preparation and submission of programme status reports as may be required by the Shelter Project Manager.
Work with relevant emergency project staff (GOAL and other Agency) to ensure systems are in place at field level that will ensure timely completion of surveying maintaining a buffer for the following activities of ground clearance and tent erection.
Support documentation and sharing lessons learned/best practices for emergency interventions.