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Vacancy Announcement- National Engagement Strategy (NES) Facilitator

Job Summary

The National Engagement Strategies (NES) is an approach to strengthening coordination of actions of ILC members on land governance. It consists of strengthening and supporting a multi-stakeholder platform that defines country priorities for promoting people-centred land governance. The platform defines country strategy and multi-year action plans to address the priorities set out in the country strategy, in a coordinated and synergic manner, and involving other relevant land actors in Kenya. The NES Facilitator has the overall duty of leading a well coordinated and effective implementation of activities and the facilitation of the multi-stakeholder platform - in terms of coordination, knowledge sharing, strengthening of existing partnerships and creation of new ones, and opening up of new spaces for dialogue. This role also includes general management and coordination of the activities, as well as communication and network facilitation.

The NES is established and supported through a partnership arrangement involving ELCI and the International Land Coalition [ILC (www.landcoalition.org)]. ILC is a global coalition of civil society and intergovernmental organizations working together to realise land governance for and with people, responding to the needs and protecting the rights of the women, men and communities who live on and from the land by promoting people centred land governance. Kenya has about 20 members of ILC consisting of civil society and intergovernmental organizations.

Environment Liaison Centre International (ELCI) is playing host to NES in Kenya and, in that regard, seeks to recruit a qualified candidate for the position of NES Facilitator. The position is based in Nairobi, ELCI Offices.

Key responsibilities and task

The NES facilitator will have two main responsibilities:

1. Managing and coordinating the implementation of the NES action plan. Specific tasks include:

  1. Facilitating the formulation of the annual NES workplan, including organising face to face meetings with platform members and keeping such meetings focused on joint interests;
  2. Ensuring timely and effective implementation of activities in line with yearly action plans;
  3. Developing and implementing an M&E system that is rooted in ILC’s system, taking advantage of existing tools;
  4. Ensuring adequate regular reporting on NES activities to the National NES SteeringCommittee, NES Platform and ILC Secretariat;
  5. Leading and coordinating fundraising efforts

2. Facilitating the work of NES platform and enhancing it, specific tasks include:

  1. Overseeing and coordinating the institutional life of the platform including through the organisation of and reporting on platform and other NES-related meetings and other events;
  2. Ensuring proper communication flow and knowledge sharing within the platform (e.g. mailing lists, e-bulletins, on-line repository for knowledge products, shared calendar of events, etc.);
  3. Promote and support capacity building activities for members of the platforms;
  4. Increasing the visibility of NES process and related initiatives and activities at national level through proper communications strategy and means (e.g. NES website, logo, etc.) so to increase its inclusiveness and political credibility;
  5. Facilitating members’ dialogue with governmental institutions and private sector as is necessary for realisation of the project objectives;
  6. Establishing new strategic alliances with potential partners from civil society, intergovernmental organisations, government and public institutions, international financial partners, private sector;
  7. Ensuring proper linkages with other national processes and initiatives on land so to avoid overlaps and work on potential synergies; and
  8. Organise sharing and joint planning sessions with international ILC members and Strategic Partners with a presence in the country.

Reporting and supervision

The NES Facilitator will be recruited by ELCI in consultation with the NES Steering/Coordination Committee (SC), and reports to the SC on programme performance and to the Executive Director (or his/her assign) of the host organization (ELCI) on administrative functions.

Work conditions

The position is based within Environment Liaison Centre International (ELCI) office in Nairobi

Qualifications and Competences

1. The NES Facilitator will be thoroughly committed to ILCs mission and vision, and passionate about addressing land issues in Kenya.
2. Should have proven leadership, coaching, and relationship management experience.
3. Concrete demonstrable experience and other qualifications include:

  1. Advanced degree in Environmental Sciences, Economics, Political Science, Law or related disciplines.
  2. At least 3 years of senior management experience: track record of effectively leading and scaling a performance - and outcomes-based organization and staff; ability to point to specific examples of having developed and operationalised strategies which have taken an organization to the next stage of growth.
  3. Unwavering commitment to quality programs and data-driven program evaluation.
  4. Experience in not for profit organizational development and management
  5. Excellence in organizational management with the ability to coach staff, manage, and develop high-performance teams, set and achieve strategic objectives, and manage a budget.
  6. Past success working in member led organizations with the ability to cultivate existing member relationships
  7. Experience working in fields relevant to the work of ILC
  8. Strong marketing, public relations, and fundraising experience with the ability to engage a wide range of donors, stakeholders and cultures
  9. Strong written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal and multidisciplinary project skills
  10. Action-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable, and innovative approach to business planning
  11. Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people
  12. Experience in multi-actor processes in member-led organisations is desired

Applications shall be addressed to The Executive Director, Environment Liaison Centre International, P. O. Box 72461 – 00200, Nairobi, Kenya; and sent by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., not later than the 17th February 2017. Please attach your CV and copies of your academic credentials.

NB: This is a re-advertisement. Those who already applied need not do so again unless they have new information they deem necessary to improve their chances.