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DAI is a global development company working on the frontlines of international development consulting. We are committed to shaping a more livable world. We tackle fundamental social and economic development problems caused by inefficient markets, ineffective governance, and instability. We work with a wide range of clients, including national and local governments, bilateral and multilateral donors, private corporations, and philanthropies.
- Monitor, review and advise the two committees on sector policies, laws, regulations, strategies, standards and guidelines on matters related to the sectors.
- Organize and participate in meetings with stakeholders, development partners, private sector and civil society on matters of interest to County Governments.
- Participate in development of sector policies, laws, regulations, strategies, standards and guidelines on matters related to the sector.
- Initiate development of advisories to County Governments on the implementation of Devolved functions in the sectors.
- Initiate development of committee reports, policy briefs, speeches and policy papers.
- Follow up and prepare reports on the implementation and compliance on indicators related to SDGs, Gender and other international obligations, treaties and agreements in the committee.
- Follow up on County Governments’ participation in intergovernmental consultations and sector dialogues.
- Support in committee data collection and analysis to inform policy decisions.
- Support sensitization of County Governments on mainstreaming SDGs, Climate Action, Biodiversity, Gender and other international obligations, treaties and agreements.
- Identify relevant partners to support resource mobilization for the committees’ activities.
- Initiate and prepare for the committee peer learning initiatives in the sectors.
- Follow up on the implementation of intergovernmental resolutions relating to the committees.
- Participate in committees’ intergovernmental sector fora’s and policy discourse.
- Support the COP and Learning and Adaptation Advisor in the development and execution of coordination strategies and actions plans
- Conduct, or update, stock-taking of relevant donor activities in STAWI counties, developing and maintaining contact lists and activity overviews
- Establish and maintain appropriate levels of contact with the CoG Secretariat and the Water, Forestry and Mining and ASAL committees of the COG
- Establish and maintain contact with the Resilience Learning Activity as a way to coordinate with existing coordination platforms in the STAWI counties including the Partnership for Resilience and Economic Growth (PREG) and Southeastern Kenya (SEK) Coordination Mechanism.
- As directed, help to generate, edit, and share information such as lessons-learned and policy briefs with the Secretariat.
- Provide support for joint work-planning, data and knowledge-sharing with these other platforms and activities, including NAWIRI, RAPID Plus, and REACH, as requested by the Learning and Adaptation Advisor.
- As requested by USAID, support to donor coordination meetings and other Mission events.
- Must have a bachelor’s degree in agriculture, Natural resources Management, Environmental Studies, social sciences, Rural Development or related field. Master’s degree is highly preferred;
- Minimum of 6 years of professional experience and understanding in the food security, devolution, Natural Resources Management, Environmental Studies, Agriculture and social economic development, governance and markets in Kenya;
- Demonstrable experience in leading or supporting policy, analysis and advocacy work;
- Track record in conducting research, analytics and developing data collection systems in the agriculture sector in Kenya;
- Understanding of country and County government policies, frameworks and strategies related to food security and markets
- Understanding of the Northern and/or Southeastern context, where activities are being conducted is required (Garissa, Isiolo, Marsabit, Samburu, Turkana, Wajir, Kitui, Makueni, and Taita Taveta)
- A record of working on assignments that have delivered high quality reports to USAID and or other donors is preferred.
- Strong written and oral English skills.