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Job title: Facilitator, Cross-border Development Facilitation Unit, Moroto
Job Group: Project Staff
Job Grade: P4
Accountable to: IDDRSI Coordinator
Division/Department: Regional Drought Resilience Platform Coordination Unit, IGAD Secretariat
Program / Project Number: IGAD Drought Resilience and Sustainability Initiative – IDDRSI
Location of assignment: In Moroto, Uganda (accredited to Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia and South Sudan).
Nationalities eligible to apply: Appropriately qualified applicants from countries in the IGAD Region are eligible to apply; but preference will be given to any of the 4 countries with borders in the Karamoja Cluster (Ethiopia, Kenya, South Sudan or Uganda)
Expected Start Date: 1 December 2016
Duration of the Assignment: The contract is for a period of one year, renewable at the end of each year, for a period of 5 years, based on the availability of funds and the performance of the incumbent to the satisfaction of the project management. 

General description of the tasks and functions of the position  

The person appointed to serve in the position of the Facilitator, Cross-border Development Facilitation Unit (CBDFU), will be charged with the overall responsibility for the unit, including its leadership, day to day management and the execution of the activities and functions of the unit.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Facilitator, Cross-border Development Facilitation Unit (CBDFU), is expected to perform the following duties and functions:

  • Direct and oversee the day to day management of the CBDFU and provide overall coordination, and leadership of the activities and staff of the unit.
  • Assisted by the staff of the CBDFU, prepare work plans and budget for activities of the unit
  • Liaise with relevant officials in national and local governments in the 4 countries (Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia and South Sudan) on all matters related  to the planning and implementation of activities related to the implementation of IDDRSI in cross-border areas
  • Coordinate the formulation, execution and monitoring of cross-border integrated development plans
  • Provide harmonized and coordinated technical support in programming, knowledge management and capacity building and related activities, as may be required (by governments, development partners and non-state actors ) to facilitate cross-border cooperation and enhance development
  • Link the local and national IDDRSI coordination centers relevant to the cross-border area with with the regional coordination centre.
  • Through the IGAD Secretraiat (IDDRSI Platform Coordination Unit), report to the affected countries and the IDDRSI Platform Steering Committee.
  • Implement decisions as may be assigned by the IDDRSI Platform Project Steering Committee
  • Monitor and facilitate compliance with the implementation, legal, financial and technical requirements of the project.
  • Undertake the monitoring and evaluation of performance indicators and outcomes against   the targets of the project.
  • Maintain active and effective contact with local authorities, development agencies, communitiy organisations, sector heads, coordination centres and any other stakeholders relevant to the implementation of the drought resilience initiative in each of the 4 countries
  • Identify issues of relevance to cross-border development and make arrangements to discuss possibilities for improving cross-border cooperation to enahance the implementation of IDDRSI
  • Submit quarterly progress reports to the IGAD Secretariat and to the relevant centres in the 4 countries
  • Facilitate the mapping of partners contributing to the resilience agenda and form alliances with them rallying them to effectively support the national Platform, national level coordination mechanisms, initiatives and processes relevant to resilience thereby enhancing coordination
  • Ensure that information relevant to coordination of resilience initiatives  at the country level is collected, collated, analyzed and disseminated effectively. This will foster an upward momentum and mobility in terms of quality of programming and resource utilization through evidence based information, best practices and lessons learnt on the implementation of the interventions at national and regional levels
  • Facilitate Regional Capacity development and learning and help promote and facilitate coherence and effectiveness among research and capacity building centres of excellent in the country, as appropriate.  

Qualification and Experience/Minimum requirements

  • Post graduate degree in socio-economics, agricultural sciences, rural development, international relations and other related disciplines with suitable experience in drought resilience and sustainable livelihoods interventions applicable to resilience building and sustainable development of drylands
  • Studies of regional cooperation, integration or conflict resolution; Monitoring and Evaluation and experience in project management will be an added advantage
  • Minimum of 5 years hands-on experience in national, organizations programme leadership and coordination;
  • Fluency in English and a working knowledge of any of the local languages spoken in cross-border areas of the Karamoja Cluster is an added advantage.
  • Sound knowledge of and experience with the policies and procedures employed by the various development partners active in the region will be an advantage.
  • Proven excellent understanding and several years experience of spatial and territorial planning at both planning and operational scales/levels.
  • Proven experience in integrated rural development, land use planning and use the service of GIS, M&E carry extra preferential advantage.

Core Competencies 

  • Knowledge of resilience, climate change and related issues;
  • Innovation and networking;
  • Knowledge of the issues in the 4 countries sharing a common border in the Karamoja Cluster
  • Ability to mobilise and coordinate a wide range of partners is critical;
  • Evidence of being a goal driven dynamic animator, with a proven track record of successful completion of assigned tasks
  • Good Communication and interpersonal skill;
  • A good knowledge of computer applications;
  • Ability to prepare concise, timely, analytical and informative documentation.
  • Knowledge of the local languages spoken in the Karamoja Cluster is an advantage
  • Familiarity with the systems and procedures in the country of assignment would be an added advantage

How to apply

Only candidates who meet the profile of the minimum qualifications, experience and core competences stated above need apply. Submitted applications should be accompanied by the candidate’s detailed CV, copies of both academic and professional certificates and testimonials, names and addresses of three reputable referees and give the candidate’s contact details (E-mail address and telephone numbers). 

The applications should be addressed to:

The Director, Administration & Finance, IGAD, P. O. Box 2653, Djibouti, Republic of Djibouti; and sent by E-mail to the following E-mail address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., with a copy to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , applications must be received by c.o.b. 25th November 2016.

IGAD is an equal opportunities employer. Female candidates are encouraged to apply. 



Job Title:  Environmentalist
Organisation: IGAD Sheikh Technical Veterinary School
Project location:  Sheikh, Sahil region, Somaliland
Starting date: November 2016

Duties and responsibilities of the Environmentalist

The Environmentalist will carry out the following academic and administrative duties:
Implement the training courses in their entirety, especially on
Environmental policy and law, Environmental and social Impact Assessment, Environmental and Natural Resource Economics, Sustainable Development and Global Environmental change, Environmental and Natural Resources Economics, Environmental change  and Environmental conservation. Identification of human and social consequences of man-made alterations of the natural and physical environment; systematic appraisal of communities, resources: participatory appraisals, rapid rural appraisals.

-    Work with the curriculum development expert to revise the curriculum, as needs arise;
-    Develop lesson plans for training sessions;
-    Develop the student assessment system including setting, administering, marking and grading of exams;
-    Assist in the ordering and maintenance of all assets, materials and equipment for training students in her/his area of technical and subject expertise;
-    Be available for Reference Centre activities and other academic activities as agreed with the principal;
-    Attend coordination meetings as called by the School Principal;
-    Assist the School staff in the overall implementation of day to day activities;
-    Perform any other duties as assigned by the Principal.

Education and technical expertise

-    The candidate should be an experienced Environmentalist, with a minimum of a Masters in Environmental science, or related degree
-    The candidate should be conversant with the following subjects as they relate

•    Environmental policy and law, Environmental and social Impact Assessment, Environmental and Natural Resource Economics, Sustainable Development and Global Environmental change, Environmental and Natural Resources Economics, Environmental change  and Environmental conservation.

Work experience
Experience in the following fields is particularly desirable:
-    The candidate should have a minimum of 2 years relevant work experience
-    Semi-arid and arid lands with a pastoral economy
-    The candidate should have matured teaching experience at tertiary level
-    The candidate should be conversant with student centred teaching methodology

-    Fluency in written and spoken English
-    Knowledge of Somali and/or Arabic is an advantage

In addition to the above qualifications, applicants are expected to have the following competencies:
Effective communication skills, in particular with students
-    Good team worker and excellent interpersonal skills
-    Good drafting, editing and writing skills (in English)
-    Solid student centred teaching methodology experience is preferred

-    Preference is given to candidates of IGAD member states (Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan)
-    Possess a certificate of Good Conduct or No criminal conviction or equivalent from country of domicile

How to apply
An application letter for the position and CV should be sent to : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  and copy to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Closing date for application of the position is 9th  November 2016

Duty Station: Home Country 
Type of Contract: Individual 
Contract Post Level: Short Term 
Duration: 20 non - continuous days 
Deadline for application: 30th October, 2016

1. Background

The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) in the Greater Horn of Africa (GHoA) is a Regional Organization with the mission to assist and complement the efforts of the member States to achieve, through increased cooperation, food security and environmental protection; promotion and maintenance of peace and security and humanitarian affairs; and, economic cooperation and integration.

Cross border areas in the HoA is home to some of the most vulnerable populations in the region and are therefore critical in the regional resilience agenda. As part of its wider drought resilience building initiative in the Horn of Africa, and in support of IGAD Drought Disaster Resilience and Sustainability Initiative (IDDRSI), the IGAD-FAO Partnership Programme (PP) was formulated. The program is funded by Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) with a focus to implement cross border actions in close collaboration with the respective communities and national authorities.

As formulated in the project, stakeholders play a key role in formulation of cross border policy and investment discourse and actions, not only as beneficiaries but also contributing and defining the agenda of their future need. The process of stakeholder analyses begins with defining stakeholders from a list of potential individuals or groups; defining their interests; mapping their stakes; designing stakeholders’ engagement plans; and analyzing information needs. The analysis of these stakeholders will set precedence to the effective implementation and success of the project.

Thus IGAD FAO PP is looking for competent individual consultant to collect and review, and conduct stakeholder analysis on cross-border pastoral communities in Mandera in Kenya and Dolo Ado and Dolobey in Ethiopia.

2. Objective of the assignment

The overall objective of the assignment is to conduct stakeholder analysis and mapping within the project areas in Kenya and Ethiopia

3. Methodology

Under the overall supervision of the IGAD FAO PP project coordinator, the Consultant shall:

i. Prepare and submit an inception report detailing the proposed/suggested methodology to be adopted.

ii. Review of existing secondary data on stakeholder analysis with the aim of collating information and lessons learnt on previous and existing analysis done.

iii. Identify key informants/ stakeholders and conduct interviews.

iv.  Travel to each of the two countries and conduct focus group discussions with key informants/stakeholders interviews.

v. Prepare a comprehensive Draft Report with separate sub-section for the political, economic, and social impact of the varied stakeholders, level of influence and power they hold, identification of key players and their actual perceptions.

vi. Conduct two in country validation workshops.

vii. Upon receipt of comments from the IGAD FAO PP coordinator and peer reviewers and feedback from the in country validation workshops, prepare a draft final report.

viii. Present the findings to a regional validation meeting for preparation of final report.

4.  Expected Deliverables

i. An inception report reflecting clear comprehension of the tasks, the method of execution and a work plan to ensure that the final report reflect the intended task in stakeholder mapping and analysis.

ii. An initial draft and draft final reports contextualizing identification of key stakeholders, political, economic, and social impact of the varied stakeholders, level of influence and power they hold, for in‐depth review and validation by stakeholders.

iii. The proceedings of the in country validation workshop (which will be organized by IGAD FAO PP) should be documented highlighting salient issues for consideration in preparation of the report.

iv. A final report consisting of a main report stakeholder analysis and mapping and relevant brief annexes such as mission reports, focus group discussion workshop report, interview report, reviewed existing documents, in country validation meeting reports, lists of participant, photographic evidence of sessions etc.

NB. All paper copies of the deliverables must be accompanied by electronic versions the respective in Microsoft Office application format (e.g: MS Word for documents, MS Excel for spreadsheets), all images shall be provided in an editable digital format (e.g. high quality JPG or PNG).

5.  Qualifications/Requirements

• A masters degree in community development, development management or any other related degree

• At least 5 years of proven extensive working experience in conducting similar assignments

• Facilitation skills and ability to conduct effective focused group discussion among different stakeholders

• Knowledge of the local language and culture is an added advantage

• Ability to access the target project areas.

Skills and Abilities

• Excellent written, verbal, organizational, analytical and interpersonal skills. - Fluency in written and spoken English and if possible native language.

• Skills in writing reports and reviews, delivering presentations and defending recommendations.

• Ability to organize a workshop among different sectors of stakeholders (civil society, government, private).

• Experience of working in multi-cultural environment and NGO, CBOS

6. Equipment

The consultant will provide her/his own hardware and software. The consultant is responsible for photocopying, telephone and Internet facilities while doing his/her field work in the member states.

7. How to apply

Please submit your application letter, together with a detailed Curriculum Vitae and Scanned copy of Certificates , by latest 30th October,  2016 toThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with copy to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , only the short-listed applicants will be notified.

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