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1. Consultant: Statistical Analysis and Graphic Designs

We are seeking a qualified candidate for the position of a consultant on Statistical Analysis and Graphic Designs. 

Purpose of this position

This position is aimed at supporting statistical data analysis and graphic design of the programme research, policy and development work. The programme has lined up a series of sustainability dialogues and research and impact outputs to bring together various stakeholders from sectors of economy, to share research and development outputs, debate, discuss and dialogue on addressing trade-offs towards achievement of sustainability and sustainable transformation in Africa. To this end, we are interested in a qualified digital and print media graphic design and data analysis expert able to develop and implement an integrated graphic design and data analysis System.

Job title: Consultant – Statistical Analysis and Graphic Designs

Programme: Climate Resilient Economies Programme

Line manager: Dr Joanes Atela (Head of Climate Resilient Economies Programme)

The graphic Design and data analysis expert is expected to develop an integrated graphic design and data analysis system, deliver professional artwork, and support statistical and spatial data analysis across the programme.

The Specific Terms of Reference for the Task are as follows:

  • Design templates and formats for the programme strategic products to better communicate our work in the region and beyond using up to date and innovative design solutions.
  • Maintaining the highest standards in graphic design and producing cutting edge creative content, for both print and digital, that accurately represents the expectations of the programme
  • Maintain awareness of developments within the Graphic Design field, ensuring outputs use of latest techniques and designs.
  • Design and execute a new look and feel across all print, electronic, web-based and animated material that accurately reflects programme strategic positioning.
  • Design across all digital assets, e.g., website, web applications, advertising, electronic newsletters, banners, social media, and other digital media.
  • Maintaining an advanced knowledge of software used for creating graphic designs and trends within design.
  • Work with the communications team to develop and maintain a photo archive and ensuring that research activities contribute regularly to the photo archive.
  • supporting the design of research instruments and research designs, conducting quantitative and qualitative analysis.
  • Independently deliver high-quality sections of reports or data analysis – ensuring deliverables accomplished in time.
  • Report writing: drawing insights from data and presenting them in a quality format.
  • Present analyses and Interpret the results
  • Create research summaries for non-statistician audience
  • support data analysis for manuscripts and conference presentations

Terms of consultancy

  • Six (6) month duration.
  • The consultant is required to make a presentation of the technical and financial proposal to the team at an agreed time.
  • The position provides an equal opportunity for all, and women candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

How to Apply

To apply: Please send:

  1. Updated CV of not more than 5 (five) pages including 3 (three) relevant referees and a list of publications/outputs
  2. A one-page design proposal
  3. A one-page motivation letter
  4. Certified copies of degree certificates and transcripts

Application letters should have the title of the position as the subject of email, to be sent to hr@acts-net.org with a copy to j.atela@acts-net.org.

For further details about this position please contact Dr Joanes Atela, Head of the Climate Resilient Economies Programme at j.atela@acts-net.org.

Please note the application deadline for this position is 5th August 2021.

2. Consultant: Disaster Risk Capacity Assessment

We are seeking a qualified candidate for the position of a Consultant on Disaster Risk Capacity Assessment

Purpose of the position

This position is aimed at supporting the integration and mainstreaming risk capacity issues in the CRE programme. It involves capacity assessment of various stakeholders, establishing capacity building programmes and contents, capacity gap analysis in policies, planning and implementations, and a capacity design programme. It also involves clearly identifying how disaster risks in all its dimensions; hazards, exposure, vulnerabilities and capacities is essential to assessing the potential impacts on social, economic and environmental systems to evaluate the most efficient actions that can be taken to prevent and reduce risk at multiple scales. The holder of this position will be expected to work closely with senior researchers to review the status on the production and application of disaster risk information in policy and decision-making in order to inform technical advice and capacity development services for improved risk assessment process, outputs and use.

Job title: Consultant: Disaster Risk Capacity Assessment

Programme: Climate Resilient Economies Programme

Line manager: Dr Joanes Atela (Head of Climate Resilient Economies Programme and City Lead)

Qualifications

  • The candidate should possess a PhD in relevant field including disaster risk management, economics, development studies, geography or other social sciences – with experience in Disaster risk capacity research and public policy analysis
  • A minimum of 4 years of relevant experience in research on capacity risk assessment related issues achieved before, during or after the PhD.
  • Strong knowledge of Disaster Risk Management, capacity and vulnerability assessment analysis.
  • Good knowledge and experience in data collection and analysis, survey design, implementation of surveys and statistical data analysis, methodological review, needs and capacity assessment, design of tools and development of guidance preferable on areas related with risk analysis is desirable.
  • A good record of academic publications will be an added advantage
  • Preference will be given to applicants with demonstrated experience working in policy advice, and policy analysis related functions with progressive professional responsibility in areas related to disaster risk analysis and/or application of risk information for decision-making.

Skills and competences

  • The candidate is expected to have a clear understanding that integrated and informed risk management approaches require a clear understanding of historical and current context and drivers of vulnerability as well as future policy and governance scenarios.
  • Excellent interpersonal, management and communication skills with proven ability to support narratives to describe results.
  • A team player with ability to build strong working relationships, and experience working across different disciplines.
  • Ability to work under limited supervision and meet deadlines
  • Good writing and analytical skills and demonstrated ability to engage in technical writing
  • Ability to write effectively and report to different audiences.
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver to tight deadlines and to work on a wide range of different demands.

Main Responsibilities

Research

  • Conduct an assessment of various stakeholders and establish capacity building programmes and contents.
  • Undertake a capacity gap analysis in policies, plan and implement capacity design programmes.
  • Review the status on the production and application of disaster risk information in policy and decision-making in order to inform technical advice and capacity development services for improved risk assessment process, outputs and use.
  • In collaboration with various research teams, work closely with the database management specialist to update the online database of risks and other resilience variables including population, building development, investments, vulnerability, gender, risk loss data across hazards among others
  • Assess methodology, gaps and innovations of multi-hazard disaster risk and vulnerability assessments.
  • Review current practices, approaches, data and analytical support sources for DRR planning processes with special emphasis on multi-dimensional risk analysis and scenario building.
  • Propose methodological improvements to apply risk information into the multi-dimensional risk and other analytical process conducted
  • Contribute to the design of the strategic and multi-level risk map, piloting approaches and implementation plan
  • Assess policy actors needs and gaps in interpreting and applying risk information for decision-making in key sub-national/national development and/or sectoral strategic planning and implementation process.
  • Review gaps and issues in dynamic disaster risk assessment with focus on the multi-hazard and systemic risk and dynamic vulnerability frameworks.
  • Conduct baseline review of CRE projects disaster risk assessment mechanisms, tools and guidelines used
  • Undertake in-depth sectoral reviews, analysis and audits of various sectoral policies within Nairobi County and establish the linkages and opportunities for multi-hazard risk planning and preparedness.
  • Support the analysis of the political economy of Disaster Management and identify the various policy narratives driving risk governance in Nairobi, and their implications for the programmes support to strategies for integration of risk in the Disaster Management and Planning.
  • Contribute to the review and understanding of the urban transitions – documenting the past, present and future urban risk patterns (urban morphology) in Nairobi, and the relationship between the urban poor and city level processes.
  • Provide recommendations on the scope, parameters and implementation process for the strategic and project-level DRR.

Policy and outreach

  • Develop and lead capacity building plans designed towards the desired culture change through contributing to capacity needs assessments, skill development through targeted programmes such as capacity building programmes, customized trainings, Exchange visits, and Executive courses to deliver an open process for career/capacity development.
  • Work with other researchers within the programme specifically looking at stakeholder engagement and planning to facilitate their discussions through developing capacity risk maps in easily understandable forms, potentially participating in pertinent discussions.
  • Support the production of policy briefs for, and with local, national and international stakeholders (i.e. NCC, UN-Habitat) on the capacity risks in informal urban settlements.
  • Support the establishment of DRR Community of Practice (CoP). The CoP will include a wide array of stakeholders drawn from local, county, national and international levels to support a more integrated review and inputs into the research outputs and outcomes.
  • Support the development and delivery of a multi-hazard impact DRR Management Plan for the City

Terms of Employment

  • One (1) year duration.
  • The position provides an opportunity to work and establish networks with globally renowned researchers in the field of Disaster Management and with real career growth opportunity in the area of research and development.
  • The position provides an equal opportunity for all, and women candidates are highly encouraged to apply. 

How to Apply

To apply: Please send:

  1. Updated CV of not more than 5 (five) pages including 3 (three) relevant referees and a list of publications
  2. A one-page research proposal
  3. A one-page motivation letter
  4. Certified copies of degree certificates and transcripts
  5. Copy of identification card or passport (data page, only for internal record)
  6. Two academic reference letters

Application letters should have the title of the position as the subject of email, to be sent to hr@acts-net.org with a copy to j.atela@acts-net.org.

For further details about this position please contact Dr Joanes Atela, Head of Climate Resilient Economies Programme at j.atela@acts-net.org

Please note the application deadline for this position is 5th August 2021.

 

3. Intern: stakeholder engagement and policy integration – Disaster Risk Management

We are seeking a highly qualified candidate for an internship position in stakeholder engagement and policy integration to Disaster Risk Management. This position is aimed at supporting the stakeholder engagement and policy integration for the Nairobi City, based on the work articulated under the CRE programme. The position provides commensurate remuneration and a career growth opportunity in the area of research and development.  Ideally, this position is expected to play a catalytic role in understanding and promoting a desired culture shift from emergency response to more integrated risk preparedness and development planning. Additionally, the individual will be expected to play a key role in supporting the science-policy relationships through supporting research translation, convening policy roundtables and supporting the establishment of a systematic and organized community of practice in DRR management in Nairobi. Working closely with different partners within the Programme, the intern will be tasked to consolidate fieldwork processes and relay fieldwork experiences, needs and insights to the coordination office and various fora such as research meetings, policy roundtables among others.

Job title: Intern: Stakeholder engagement and policy integration to Disaster Risk Management

Line manager: Dr Joanes Atela (Head of Climate Resilient Economies Programme). 

Main Responsibilities

  • Support the linkage between ongoing field activities and the city coordination office processes, identifying progress and reporting needs and support required in real time.
  • Support linkages and coordination of fieldwork activities across various workstreams ensuring complementary actions and building synergies with ongoing initiatives within the informal settlements.
  • Convey field insights to the various policy forums including policy roundtables, research meetings and community of practice meetings
  • Support fieldwork activities for various research teams including creating liaison with community groups in the field in preparations for specific research activities including research meetings among others
  • Work with researchers to prepare fieldwork plans and create relevant linkages with different groups within the target community to openly and easily engage with researchers
  • Work with researchers to understand the filed process and identify their respective needs
  • Support stakeholder engagements and community groups at the local level through creating more awareness about the project in target informal settlements
  • Perform any other duties and assignments that maybe given from time to time by the supervisor. 

Qualifications

  • The candidate should possess a minimum of Master’s degree qualifications in Disaster Management, Public Policy, Development Studies, International Relations or other relevant field.
  • A minimum of 2 years of relevant experience in stakeholder engagement and policy integration.
  • Preference will be given to applicants with demonstrated experience in working in research and policy environment and ambitious career goal around research and development.

Skills and competences

  • Excellent interpersonal, management and communication skills with proven ability to support narratives to describe the results.
  • A team player and ability to build strong working relationships, and experience of working across different disciplines.
  • Intercultural competence and ability to engage different sets of stakeholders
  • Ability to work under limited supervision and meet deadlines
  • Good writing skills and demonstrated ability to engage in technical writing
  • Ability to write effectively and report to different audiences.
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver to tight deadlines and to work on a wide range of different demands.

Terms of Employment

  • Six (6) months renewable based on performance with the possibility of advancing to the next position.
  • The position provides a competitive remuneration
  • Provides an opportunity to work and establish networks with globally renowned researchers in the field of Disaster Management and with real career growth opportunity in the area of research and development.
  • The position provides an equal opportunity for all, and women candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

How to Apply

To apply: Please send:

  1. Updated CV of not more than 5 (five) pages including 3 (three) relevant referees and a list of publications
  2. A one-page research proposal
  3. A one-page motivational letter
  4. Certified copies of degree certificates and transcripts
  5. Copy of identification card or passport (data page, only for internal record)
  6. Two academic reference letters

Application letters should have the title of the position as the subject of email, to be sent to hr@acts-net.org with a copy to j.atela@acts-net.org.

For further details about this position please contact Dr Joanes Atela, Head of Climate Resilient Economies Programme at j.atela@acts-net.org

Please note the application deadline for this position is 5th August 2021.

 

4. Consultant: Electric Cooking Business and Financial Model

We are seeking a qualified candidate for the position of a Consultant on Electric Cooking Business and Financial Model

Purpose of the position

The primary objective of this position is to contribute to the achievement of SDG 7 in least developed countries. The specific purpose is to conduct a country specific study on the various business and financial models in electric cooking to recommend what works and what may not as well as providing both policy, technical, capacity, market and fiscal investment recommendations. The candidate is expected to provide a comprehensive, systematic and well-prioritized overview of concrete e-cooking consumer financing models, investment and business opportunities in Kenya while acknowledging the historical, current and potential challenges. The aim of this work must be tailored to the information needs of potential investors and accelerate the e-cooking business and financing in Kenya.

Job title: Consultant: Electric Cooking Business and Financial Model

Programme: Climate Resilient Economies Programme

Project: Modern Energy Cooking Services

Line manager: Dr Joanes Atela (Head of Climate Resilient Economies Programme)

Qualifications

  • The candidate should have an advanced University degree in economics, finance, business administration, engineering or other field related to energy business models, with additional years of relevant work experience.
  • A minimum of six (6) years of relevant experience in the area of sustainable energy in development context.
  • First-hand experience in dealing with sustainable energy financing solutions is required. Experience with national energy plans and/or working experience from least developed country would be an advantage.
  • A good record of academic publications will be an added advantage

Skills and competences

  • Excellent interpersonal, management and communication skills with proven ability to support narratives to describe results.
  • A team player with ability to build strong working relationships, and experience working across different disciplines.
  • Ability to work under limited supervision and meet deadlines
  • Good writing and analytical skills and demonstrated ability to engage in technical writing
  • Ability to write effectively and report to different audiences.
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver to tight deadlines and to work on a wide range of different demands.

Main Responsibilities

  • Review of the various e-cooking financing models applicable in Kenya highlighting their pros and limitations as well as their applicability in Kenya. The analysis should appreciate the various factors promoting or limiting the practical applicability of the models in Kenya.
  • Analyze the local cooking energy landscape in Kenya and explore the opportunities for e-cooking and the challenges giving recommendations on how to overcome them.
  • Present the investment needs required to reach optimal clean cooking energy technologies in Kenya by 2030. Analyze the current financing flows relevant to e-cooking in Kenya and the main impediments blocking new investments.
  • Identify and present the key implementable programmes and projects for grid, mini-grid and off-grid sectors to promote e-cooking in Kenya and map out the financing required, ensuring the climate change resilience of the proposed programmes and projects. Estimate (wherever applicable) the climate change mitigation potential of each project (tons of CO2 equivalent emission reduction potential based on UNFCCC methodologies) with a view to mobilize climate finance at later stages.
  • Present financing routes and offer recommendations on how to unlock private sector finance, and tap into business opportunities, including through public-private partnerships.
  • Facilitate focused discussions with key stakeholders including Government, private sector, CSOs, projects developers, development partners and project developers and technology providers, and liaise with other similar and relevant projects to ensure alignment and exchange of best practices. Provide recommendations for the government, development partners in taking next steps and identify potential investors.

Terms of consultancy

  • Six (6) months duration.
  • Provides an opportunity to work and establish networks with globally renowned researchers in the field of Disaster Management and with real career growth opportunity in the area of research and development.
  • The position provides an equal opportunity for all, and women candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

How to Apply

To apply: Please send:

  1. Updated CV of not more than 5 (five) pages including 3 (three) relevant referees and a list of publications
  2. A one-page research proposal
  3. A one-page motivational letter
  4. Certified copies of degree certificates and transcripts
  5. Copy of identification card or passport (data page, only for internal record)
  6. Two academic reference letters

Application letters should have the title of the position as the subject of email, to be sent to hr@acts-net.org with a copy to j.atela@acts-net.org.

For further details about this position please contact Dr Joanes Atela, Head of Climate Resilient Economies Programme at j.atela@acts-net.org

Please note the application deadline for this position is 5th August 2021.

 

5. Intern: Modern Energy Cooking services policy and industry landscape

We are seeking a qualified candidate for an internship position in Modern Energy Cooking services policy and industry. The position is aimed at supporting the integration and strengthening of the MECS policy and industry landscape in Kenya. The position provides commensurate remuneration and a career growth opportunity in the area of research and development.  Ideally, this position is expected to play a catalytic role in understanding and promoting innovative MECS technologies and manufacturing opportunities to foster clean cooking agenda. The candidate is also expected to play a key role in supporting the science-policy electric cooking policy dialogues through supporting research translation, report writing and communication.

Job title: Internship: Modern Energy Cooking services policy and industry landscape

Programme: Climate Resilient Economies

Line manager: Dr Joanes Atela (Head of Climate Resilient Economies Programme at the African Centre for Technology Studies;

Main Responsibilities

  • To support the design of a more integrated policy and business framework for MECS building in clean cooking solutions as central part of the clean energy planning, industrial policy and linkages to SDGs.
  • To strengthen the emerging community of practice around MECs, enabling it to work to promote MECs in a more coordinated and collective fashion and creating awareness and business opportunities on MECS
  • To provide targeted support for capacity building and peer-learning activities among countries and regions and promote partnerships.
  • To help in generating an understand the technology and policy and stakeholder landscape in Kenya
  • To support the review of all data on the economic viability of the manufacturing opportunities in Kenya.
  • Support the project in strengthen the emerging community of practice around MECs, enabling it to work to promote MECs in a more coordinated and collective fashion and creating awareness and business opportunities on MECS
  • Support the design of a more integrated policy framework building in clean cooking solutions as central part of the clean energy planning, industrial policy and linkages to SDGs.
  • To support the team in providing targeted support for capacity building and peer-learning activities among countries and regions as well as offer advice on resource mobilization and promote partnerships/networking.
  • To regularly draft impact stories on modern energy cooking services in Africa.
  • Perform any other duties as determined by the CRE research team and project lead

Qualifications

  • The candidate should have an advanced undergraduate study or be enrolled in a Master’s or doctorate programme at a recognized university in energy, Public Policy, Development Studies or any other relevant field.
  • A minimum of 2 years of relevant experience in energy and policy related field.
  • Preference will be given to applicants with demonstrated experience in working in research and policy environment and ambitious career goal around research and development.
  • Candidates must be fluent in English (both oral and written) and demonstrate excellent writing and communication skills

Skills and competences

  • Excellent interpersonal, management and communication skills with proven ability to support narratives to describe the results.
  • A team player and ability to build strong working relationships, and experience of working across different disciplines.
  • Intercultural competence and ability to engage different sets of stakeholders
  • Ability to work under limited supervision and meet deadlines
  • Good writing skills and demonstrated ability to engage in technical writing
  • Ability to write effectively and report to different audiences.
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver to tight deadlines and to work on a wide range of different demands.

Terms of Employment

  • Six (6) months renewable based on performance with the possibility of advancing to the next position.
  • Provides an opportunity to work and establish networks with globally renowned researchers in the field of Disaster Management and with real career growth opportunity in the area of research and development.
  • The position provides an equal opportunity for all, and women candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

How to Apply

To apply: Please send:

  1. Updated CV of not more than 5 (five) pages including 3 (three) relevant referees and a list of publications
  2. A one-page research proposal
  3. A one-page motivational letter
  4. Certified copies of degree certificates and transcripts
  5. Copy of identification card or passport (data page, only for internal record)
  6. Two academic reference letters

Application letters should have the title of the position as the subject of email, to be sent to hr@acts-net.org with a copy to j.atela@acts-net.org.

For further details about this position please contact Dr Joanes Atela, Head of Climate Resilient Economies Programme at j.atela@acts-net.org.

Please note the application deadline for this position is 5th August 2021.

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