Indigenous Movement for Peace Advancement and Conflict Transformation

Alliance Coordinator: PARAN (Pastoralists Alliance for Resilience & Adaptation in North Kenya,

Location

IMPACT Secretariat, Nanyuki, Laikipia. With Occasional field visits to alliance members in Isiolo, Samburu, Marsabit, Laikipia and potential members in other counties

Reoprts to:

Director, IMPACT

Start date: As soon as possible.

I.Background:

Indigenous Movement for Peace Advancement and Conflict Transformation (IMPACT) is a development, policy advocacy, Land and human rights civil society organization whose mandate is defined and driven by indigenous peoples needs based on the challenges they face in their daily struggles founded in 2002 and registered trust. We operate in the northern Kenyan counties of Laikipia Isiolo, Samburu and Marsabit among the pastoralists groups. IMPACT exists to build, support and strengthen grassroots social movements. In this regard IMPACT is taking lead in engaging Pastoralists CSOs in northern Kenya whose keen interests are on protecting Bio cultural landscapes that are fundamental to the livelihoods of indigenous peoples. IMPACT with other likeminded organizations are intends to purposely scale up, influence and amplify narratives that reinforce the pastoralists’ voices. Leveraging, alliance and social movement building is one effective way of doing this. PARAN (Pastoralists Alliance for Resilience and Adaptation in Northern Kenya). PARAN is thought as a collective social movement made up of pastoralists institutions and organizations whose main role will be to build expertise of its members to effectively engage and amplify their voices to promote sustainable pastoralism.

Through Climate Justice Resilience Fund, IMPACT has secured a two-year grant that will seek to strengthen the PARAN alliance and the strategic partners as a well help secure community land rightsthat is the foundation of resilience and adaptation for indigenous peoples. The project strategic partners are all already engaged in and with specific communities, landscapes and cooperating with other civil society organizations, county institutions and national governments and quasi government institutions. To complement their effort IMPACT through the alliance is seeking a qualified, competent individual for a position of Alliance Coordinator

II.Main Purpose and Scope of the Job

The Alliance Coordinator is responsible for supporting Partners in the alliance building and project implementation. This includes monitoring project plans and activities, organizing and participating in partner meetings and ensuring that project deadlines are met in a timely manner

III.Duties and Key Responsibilities.

1.Maintain and monitor project plans, project schedules, budgets and expenditures
2.Be the point of contact for alliance and ensure that the project activities are implemented towards the best solution;
3.Take a lead in building on the vision of the alliance and ensuring that the governance structure agreed upon with members and partners is adhered to;
4.Resource mobilization- fundraising, building linkages with other networks
5.Recruit new members
6.Documenting alliance stories and also project activity and annual report
7.Organize and facilitate inter-partners meetings where appropriate and follow on actions log
8.Document and follow up on important actions and decisions from meetings
9.Undertake project tasks and lead on some aspects of implementation as required
10.Ensure project deadlines are met
11.Support the development of project strategies
12.Ensure programs operations and activities adhere to legal guidelines and internal policies and all documentation is maintained appropriately for the project
13.Provide technical backstopping across other programs or as may be directed.

IV.General Responsibilities

(a). Uphold the values of the organization and support and promote diversity and equality of opportunity in the workplace
(b).Be flexible and carry out other associated duties as may arise, develop or be assigned in line with the broad role of building the alliance.
(c).Maintain and improve competencies through continuous professional development
(d).IMPACT is a human rights organization and it expects that the person who takes the task has basic understanding of human rights and respects the diversity of rights attributed to different identities and interests’ groups.

V.Recruitment Qualifications

o Minimum of a Master’s degree in environment, natural resources management, forestry, or related discipline or Bachelor’s Degree with a major in one of the stated disciplines with At least 5 years working experience in management of an alliance, coordination skills, with experience of at least 3 years in project implementation and management
o Hands on skills in organizational and institutional development Applications deadline is 10.02.2019
o Good command and Experience in writing proposals, project reports and management plans
o Willingness to participate in field activities and extensive travel to remote areas within the project areas.(Northern Kenya)
o Situational analytical skills and ability to communicate in a concise and coherent manner
o Knowledge in use of computer software packages for word-processing, excel, power point, databases and spreadsheets, and the internet.
o Proven experience in coordinating and monitoring projects.
o Excellent communication and facilitation skills.
o Ability to follow deadlines, accuracy and attention to detail.
o Experience in writing project success stories, lessons learned and best practices
o Experience in working with dynamic CSOs.

VI.Competencies

o Ability to negotiate and lobby skills in complex situations
o Commitment and drive to build an alliance to achieve challenging goals, and problemsolving attitude
o A team player with strong inter-personal skills and the ability to deal with multiple teams located in multiple institutions and counties
o Self-driven and motivated


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