Kenya: CONSULTANCY OPPORTUNITY: DATA ANALYSIS AND DEVELOPMENT OF NUTRITION PROFILES (MARSABIT COUNTY)

Organization: Concern Worldwide
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 19 Jul 2018

Concern Worldwide is an international non-governmental humanitarian organization dedicated to the reduction of suffering and working towards the ultimate elimination of extreme poverty in the world’s poorest countries

Concern Worldwide invites Expressions of Interest for the provision of the following consultancy services:

DATA ANALYSIS AND DEVELOPMENT OF NUTRITION PROFILES (MARSABIT COUNTY)

1. Background/ Context

Marsabit County is located in the former Eastern province of Kenya and covers an area of 70,961.3 Km2 and is ranked as the largest county in the country. The county remains amongst the counties with the highest poverty index in the in Kenya and ranked position 44 out of 47 counties with a poverty rate of 83.2%. The county has three major livelihoods where the pastoral livelihood zone forms the bulk of the main livelihood zones at 81% and the other significant livelihood type is the agro-pastoral system which accounts for about 16% of the population.

The county experiences poor health and Nutrition outcomes especially due to Community Referral system is poor since community units are there but semi Functional and community Health services are poor hence most health facilities are not able to reach their catchment population. There has been no obvious recovery from the persistent shocks including drought, floods, and conflict that the communities are faced regularly with, thus illustrating very high levels of chronic vulnerability.

The major drivers of the high levels of acute malnutrition in the county have for a long time remained as chronic food insecurity, poor dietary diversity, suboptimal child care and feeding practices including poor hygiene and sanitation , low access to essential health and nutrition services and poor health seeking behaviour which directly influence access to basic quality health services .The July 2017 survey also highlighted the specific vulnerabilities related to hygiene and sanitation with less than 16.9% of the respondents practicing hand washing at four critical times and more than half of the population (58.7 %) practicing open defecation. Furthermore only 21.7% % were treating their water for drinking (2017 SMART Survey).

Infant and Child breastfeeding practices are sub optimal with intitiation of infants to breastfeeding with the first hour of birth at 84.4 % and exclusive breastfeeding for first six months at 68.2 % (Marsabit SMART survey, 2013). A KAP survey conducted in Marsabit County in 2017 identified cultural practises around child naming ,home deliveries and perceptions of not enpough milk and baby crying too much as main negative influences to optimal brestfeeding practises.

Complementary feeding practices are largely sub-optimal with complementary foods usually sub-standard in nutrient quality and quantity. Complementary foods used largely comprise of starches that are low in proteins and other nutrients vital for the growing infant (Marsabit SMART survey, County 2017). In addition, complementary feeding diets are typically limited in diversity and do not meet the nutrient requirements of the growing child. The 2017 SMART Survey indicated poor timely introduction of complementary foods at 53.8 % with only 8 % children 6-23 months achieving minimum acceptable diet .In addition dietary diversity score was poor at 12.1 % .This situation is further compounded by household food insecurity due to low purchasing power, lack of diversity of food owing to market limitation coupled with poor food preparation methods, food taboos and inadequate knowledge on MIYCN practises.

Table 1: Summary of Infant and Young Child Nutrition Indicators in Marsabit County

Indicator

Age group

Percentage

Timely Initiation to Breast milk

0 – 23

84.4%

Exclusive Breastfeeding

0 – 5

68.2%

Introduction of Solid, Semi-Solid, or Soft Foods

6 – 8

44.3%.

Minimum Dietary Diversity

6 – 23

15.5%

Minimum Meal Frequency (6-8 months)

6 – 8

1.2%

Minimum Meal Frequency (6-23months)

6 – 23

16.6%

Minimum Acceptable Diet

6 – 23

15.6%

Source: Marsabit County, KAP survey, Dec 2017

2. Objective/Purpose of the Consultancy

To analyse existing nutrition data for Marsabit County with a view of coming up with the nutrition profiles for the County.

3. Methodology

Nutrition profile provides an assessment of the Country’s performance against the nutrition related indicators, and aggregates the results into dials to provide an overall assessment of child welfare. The countries are assessed using the global targets. They offer a powerful tool for quantifying the scale of the challenge posed by the targets and identifying areas where the most effort is required to reach targets or improve monitoring. The profiles accompany the report showing progress for every child. Currently, analysis of nutrition information normally exists at country level and there is need to have a County level analysis to show progress in the performance of nutrition indicators to have a county specific profile.

This analysis will adopt a desk review of existing information to document what has been the pattern. Concern will avail some of the useful documents. The Consultant will be expected to draw from previous surveys, the KDHS and other relevant sources for this assignment. Additionally, the consultant will conduct interviews with key persons in nutrition for Marsabit and with partner’s staff for qualitative information.

The consultant is expected to develop a clear methodology, work plan, develop interview guide, analyse data, profile and submit a report.

4. Deliverables/Outputs

· Inception report with an analysis of the context based on existing information on nutrition for Marsabit County including proposals for data analysis plan and methodology

· A draft data analysis report

· A final data analysis report containing stand-alone executive summary with clear nutrition profiles for Marsabit County

5. Proposed Timelines

The Consultant should include a proposal of the number of days the assignment will take.

6. Remuneration

The Consultant is expected to provide a financial proposal for the whole assignment. Agreed rates will be based on prevailing market competitive rates and value for money.

Payment will be made upon verification of the final work by Concern Worldwide’s Programmes Director.

7. Expertise and Skills Required

At least Master Degree in a relevant field with proven track record of similar work

How to apply:

Interested candidates who meet the above requirements must submit the following;

· A technical proposal (Max. 10 pages) including;

o Proposed methodology

o Work plan including the activity schedule with the total number of days and earliest date of availability to undertake assignment

o Demonstration of Capability i.e. CV of the lead consultant and, if quoting for an organization, attach the CV of any other personnel to be involved in the assignment

o A list of previous work done (Work Completion Certificates)

o Telephone and email contacts of at least three (3) professional referees who can validate technical expertise

· A financial proposal quoted in Kenya Shillings for the whole assignment

All submissions, addressed to the HR & Administration Coordinator, Concern Worldwide, Nairobi, must be sent to the following email addresses: nairobi.hr@concern.net and quotes.kenya@concern.net with the subject of the email as ‘Nutrition Data Analyst and Profiler Marsabit’. The closing date for submissions is Thursday, 19th July 2018.

Concern has a Code of Conduct and a Programme Participant Protection Policy to ensure the maximum protection of programme participants from abuse and exploitation.

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Kenya: Project Officer, Nairobi WASH Project

Organization: ChildFund International
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 10 Aug 2018

Overall Objectives of the position:

Facilitate successful implementation of a grant funded WASH project in Mukuru, Kasarani and Njiru informal settlements within Nairobi County and contribute to the wellbeing of children through promotion of Safe and healthy Environment for Children to grow in.

General Description of the Role:

The Project Officer will be responsible for the grant activities; mobilize communities and leaders in the implementation and coordination of stakeholders to deliver Nairobi WASH Project. The project officer will assist to develop and maintain good relationships with the project participants, Local P teams, relevant Government Departments at the National and County level to deliver on his /her mandate.

Reporting to the Program Manager (Nairobi and Metropolitan), the WASH Project Officer will be based at Metropolitan Child Care Organization (MCO) office in Mukuru and will be responsible for:

  • Ensuring that the project activities are implemented according to the Project Design as provided in the proposal
  • Mobilizing community support, including participation in the planned WASH activities and ensure buy in of the project for successful implementation of the project.
  • Participate in the WASH coordination mechanisms including, steering committees and working groups that coordinate and guide the WATSAN sector response plans, operations and related activities within Nairobi.
  • Managing the assigned WASH project to meet the project objectives within budget and allotted time frame.
  • Providing strong leadership of the assigned WASH project and ensure both short and long-term positive impacts and outcomes for the beneficiaries and MCO.
  • Supporting the application/implementation and adherence to existing policies, WASH strategies and set standards by donor and Government.
  • Assisting in documenting lessons learnt/good practices and other relevant reports for better WASH programming.
  • Regularly review project status, comparing budgeted to actual expenditure.
  • Ensuring accurate and timely progress reports according to ChildFund Kenya and Korea timeframes and formats.
  • Monitoring and troubleshooting on issues/factors that can affect the smooth implementation of the project and share in a timely manner with the supervisor and stakeholders.
  • Preparing requests for activity implementation and payments.
  • Facilitating routine data collection to track beneficiaries of the WASH project.
  • Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time by the supervisor

Required Skills

Person Specifications

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in the Social Sciences or public health
  • At least three (3) years’ experience in the management of community projects and preferably working with local partners.
  • Proven ability to conceptualize, develop, plan and manage projects/mass events as well as transfer information and skills.
  • Proven organizational, analytical, negotiating, communication (oral and written) and training skills.
  • Excellent written, verbal, interpersonal and cross-cultural communications skills.
  • Ability to prioritize, focus and deliver quality results within deadlines while meeting conflicting work demands and targets; working with or without teams with minimum supervision.
  • Experience in developing systems to capture and measure the impact of WASH activities.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to interact professionally with donor, project stakeholders, County collaborators and staff at all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to work independently and with minimum supervision to meet strict deadlines

How to apply:

https://childfund-hr.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.jobinfo&jobid=302867&company_id=15818&version=1&source=ONLINE&jobOwner=1013678&aid=1

Kenya: Epicentre recruits a Study coordinator (M/F) based in Ndhiwa- Kenya

Organization: Epicentre
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 23 Jul 2018

Epicentre is a non-governmental organization created in 1986 by Médecins Sans Frontières, whose activities include research, field epidemiology and training. Epicentre is a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Research in Epidemiology and Response to Emerging Diseases. Epicentre follows its activities from Paris, Geneva, Brussels, London, Dakar, Yaoundé, Le Cap, Dubaï, New-York and from its research centres in Uganda and Niger.

Mission and Responsibilities
Based in Ndhiwa sub-county (Kenya) and under the responsibility of the Principal Investigator based in Cape Town, the study coordinator will be in charge of the implementation and monitoring & evaluation of a HIV population survey. Following a baseline survey the aim is to provide an evaluation of the HIV cascade of care, ART coverage, HIV prevalence and HIV incidence in Ndhiwa area. HIV will be also assessed in terms of access and coverage to HIV testing.
The study coordinator will lead and provide oversight and guidance on the implementation of the HIV community survey within scope, budget, timeline, and acceptable quality levels in order to achieve high quality and timely results and deliverables.
The study coordinator will work with other members of the study team in Ndhiwa, and will collaborate with the MSF teams in Ndhiwa and Cape Town. (S)he will ensure that the security rules are followed by the study team according to the MSF rules in the field.

Main activities

  1. Participate to the elaboration of work plan, standard of procedures (SoPs) of the study and update them accordingly all along the study.
  2. Identify and report protocol deviations to the Principal Investigator.
  3. Be responsible of the implementation, monitoring and evaluation, and the coordination of the study in the field including the preparation phase (field sensitization, national HR recruitment, etc).
  4. Ensure the appropriate filling of the study forms and registers and the appropriate matching of the study ID between the data collection forms and the laboratory samples. Ensure SoPs and safety procedures are in place.
  5. Ensure that participants’ enrolment and informed consent for participation in the study is followed, as well as participant’s counselling.
  6. Ensure study laboratory specimens are safely transported regarding the international standard procedures from the field to the different laboratories where the samples will be analyzed.
  7. Provide a training to the study team on filling the study forms, inclusion and consenting procedures, the collection and transport of biological, data entry file organization, etc).
  8. Recruit the study staff in collaboration with MSF team in the field, and manage the study team.
  9. Ensure a regular contact with the Principal Investigator, as well as with other partners involved in the study.

How to apply:

Candidate requirements
o Diploma in public health/ epidemiology (clinical research assistant can be considered if experience in operational research)
o Medical background (medical doctor, nurse, medical biologist)
o Experience in project management and coordination in resource-limited countries preferably with MSF
o Fluent English (speaking, reading, writing)
o Knowledge of software for data entry (EpiData), working experience with Word and Excel
o Dynamic, rigorous, with good management skills and able to work within a team
o Good communication skills, project management skills
o Experience in field research (especially population surveys) conducted in resources-limited countries
o Interest in research on HIV

Conditions
Field 5 months’ contract starting beginning of August 2018, position based in Ndhiwa, Kenya.
Applications should be made online before July 23rd 2018 by completing the form: http://epicentre.msf.org/en/job-opening
For complementary information about this position, or if you encounter difficulties to apply, please contact: recrutement@epicentre.msf.org .
Only shortlisted candidates will be contact

Kenya: Consultancy Services for Design Thinking and Human-Centered Design

Organization: Adeso
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 17 Jul 2018

TERMS OF REFERENCE: CONSULTANCY SERVICES FOR DESIGN THINKING AND HUMAN-CENTERED DESIGN

Organization: Adeso – African Development Solutions, www.adesoafrica.org

Project: DEPP – Disasters and Emergencies Preparedness Program

Position Type: Short-Term Consultancy

Study/Assessment Topic: Consultancy Services for Design Thinking and Human-Centered Design

Position Location: Nairobi, Kenya with travel to Marsabit and Garissa Counties

Duration: One (1) Month

Reporting To: Project Director – DEPP Lab

Working With: The Innovations Lead

Starting Date: Immediately

Application Deadline: 17th July, 2018

Vacancy Contact: Please send applications to consultancy@adesoafrica.org – Adeso will only respond to short-listed applicants.

ORGANIZATIONAL BACKGROUND

Adeso is an expanding and vibrant African based international development and humanitarian organization. At Adeso, we work with African communities who are yet to realize their full potential; working inside these communities to create environments in which Africans can thrive. Our belief that economic, social and environmental security is the bedrock of a healthy community drives the nature and intent of our programming. We work to prevent and overcome situations that adversely affect community well-being by: reinvigorating the economy, developing skills for life and work, providing humanitarian aid, and influencing policy.

For the past 20 years we have strengthened rural livelihoods through environmental awareness, training, technology transfer and innovative humanitarian projects in pursuit of a peaceful, self-reliant, and greener future.

Adeso is an exciting and dynamic organization experiencing managed rapid growth. It offers sound employment conditions with opportunities for personal growth and development.

PROJECT SUMMARY

Adeso is leading in the Implementation of the Disasters and Emergencies Preparedness Program (DEPP) Innovation Lab, a 22 months’ project under the AIM (Adeso, iHub MasterCard) Consortium. The objective of this program is to increase preparedness and resilience of disaster-prone communities in Garissa and Marsabit counties of Kenya by drawing on their deep knowledge of pastoralist.

The Consortium has formed Maarifa Kona community innovation labs in Garissa and Marsabit where rural communities are participating to find ideas, prototype and scale innovations for commercialization. It is from this background that a number of community innovators are engaged with the labs to refine and prototype their ideas.

BACKGROUND FOR CONSULTANCY

Adeso is leading in the Implementation of Disasters and Emergencies Preparedness Program (DEPP) Innovation Lab is a 22 months’ project under the AIM (Adeso, iHub MasterCard) Consortium. The objective of this program is to increase preparedness and resilience of disaster-prone communities in Garissa and Marsabit counties of Kenya by drawing on their deep knowledge of pastoralist.

The Consortium has formed Maarifa Kona community innovations labs in Garissa and Marsabit where rural communities are participating to find ideas, prototype and scale innovations for commercialization. It is from this background that a number of community innovators are engaged with the labs to refine and prototype their ideas.

OBJECTIVES OF THE CONSULTANCY

· To provide Innovators with basic design thinking process skills;

· To inspire change at all stages of the Innovators’ product development through the delivery of exciting written, oral, and visual presentations;

· Help the Innovators approach problems from a human perspective, with the objective of designing innovative and desirable products, services or experiences;

· To design basic design thinking curriculum guide for the Innovators on financial literacy and entrepreneurship skills development;

· To help the Innovators generate practical results through prototyping so that potential users can test them and provide feedback – long before the completion or launch.

METHODOLOGY

This consultancy, through collaborative interaction of multi-disciplinary and decision-capable teams, will provide a flexible work**space** for collaborative work and workflow. Innovators will be subjected to real and one-on-one approach of design thinking strategies in a formal workshop conducted by the Consultant. Each Innovator will be allowed to reflect on their innovation process and involve design thinking approach to evaluate pivots that may arise through feedback.

SCOPE OF WORK

The training will be undertaken in phases within the counties of Nairobi, Garissa and Marsabit on different occasions. This will be an incremental training that is basically meant to provide and build the capacity-design thinking processes of community Innovators.

CONSULTANCY PERIOD

The consultancy period will be based on call basis for specific dates of training schedules based on the counties within a period of up to one (1) Month.

DELIVERABLES

· Design thinking curriculum in both hard and soft copies.

· Basic design thinking process and human-centered design training.

· Training report demonstrating a participatory training approach and a list of post training actions for improving design thinking process.

· Generated practical results from Innovators’ led design.

· Design thinking strategy for the Innovators.

QUALIFICATIONS

· Bachelor’s degree in Business Association, Marketing, Economics, Computer Science, Cognitive Science, Psychology, Information Science, or any other related field. Equivalent work experience is also acceptable for the position.

· Minimum four (4) years of experience in design thinking and human-centered approach and solutions.

· Experience in provision of design thinking approach and human centered design.

· Experience in facilitation/training skills/ especially in adult learning methodologies.

· Knowledge and experience of community engagement.

· Demonstrated excellent training delivery analytical, writing and editing skills.

· Prior working experience with social and humanitarian innovation design thinking methodology is desirable.

· Excellent written and spoken English and Swahili skills.

· Good presentation and communication skills.

COPYRIGHT AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS

In consideration of the fees paid, the Consultant expressly assigns to Adeso any copyright arising from the works the consultant produces while executing this contract. All images (whether used for online or print purposes) must however bear the consultant’s photo credit, as specified by international intellectual property rights. The consultant may not use, reproduce or otherwise disseminate or authorize others to use, reproduce or disseminate such works without prior consent from Adeso.

How to apply:

All applications should be sent to consultancy@adesoafrica.org by the 17th July, 2018 with “**Consultancy Services for Design Thinking and Human-Centered Design**” on the subject line. The selection committee will review all applications as they arrive. All applicants must meet the minimum requirements described above, and those unable to meet these requirements will not be considered.

Each application package should include the following:

  • An application letter addressing the selection criteria including how the consultant’s previous experience matches the consultancy objectives as well as the interest for the position. It should also indicate the candidate’s availability and consultancy rates. The letter should be no longer than two pages;
  • A sample of recent work;
  • Updated CV including relevant work experience and qualifications;
  • Contact details of 2 references.

Applications not including all of the above information will not be reviewed. Adeso is an equal opportunity employer.

Kenya: Senior Coordinator, Sexual and Reproductive Health

Organization: International Rescue Committee
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 11 Aug 2018

Requisition ID: req2299

Job Title: Senior Coordinator, Sexual and Reproductive Health

Sector: Health

Employment Category: Fixed Term

Employment Type: Full-Time

Location: Kenya-Nairobi (IHUB)

Job Description Background/IRC Summary: Over the past 81 years, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) has developed unparalleled expertise in helping people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future. Health programs represent the largest single sector within which IRC currently operates, constituting approximately 45% of the international budget and with activities in 25 countries. IRC health programs worldwide are implemented in partnership with Ministry of Health and/or non-governmental organizations. IRC is also engaged in direct provision of health care, safe drinking water and sanitation support to beneficiaries where needed. Country-based health staff are supported by a health technical unit that contributes to the effectiveness and comprehensiveness of IRC primary health care programs through technical support, staff development, and institutional learning. The Senior Coordinator, will be a core member of the technical unit, working closely to coordinate technical support, monitoring and evaluation, and reporting of IRC's role in a three-year, multi-country consortium project funded by the UK's Department for International Development (DFID) called WISH2ACTION.

Job Overview/Summary: WISH2ACTION is a comprehensive, integrated approach to ensure equitable access to family planning and sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), prioritising the most underserved women and girls, particularly youth under 20, the very poor, and marginalized populations (including people with disabilities, people displaced or affected by humanitarian crisis, and people living in hard-to-reach areas). IRC is an implementing partner in the WISH2ACTION project and will be responsible for delivering contraceptive services as part of a package of sexual and reproductive health, to women and girls in Somalia, South Sudan, and in refugee settings in Ethiopia and Kenya. Based in IRC's International Hub (I-Hub) office in Nairobi, the Senior Coordinator, Sexual and Reproductive Health will be responsible for ensuring effective coordination of internal and external stakeholders and monitoring of WISH2ACTION project performance. The Senior Coordinator will ensure that IRC's component of WISH2ACTION is implemented in accordance with DFID regulations, IRC policies and international standards of delivering integrated sexual and reproductive health programs. To achieve these goals, the Senior Coordinator will manage and monitor work plans and deliverables, track spending, identify technical support needs and deploy relevant advisors and specialists to the country programs. The Senior Coordinator will serve as the main focal point for IRC for the project for internal and external representation and manage staff members providing measurement and grants related aspects of project delivery. The position is contingent on the IRC being awarded funding and is anticipated to begin in August 2018.

Major Responsibilities:

Project Management and Monitoring

  • Work with IRC country program staff to develop and actively track project work plans
  • Closely monitor overall program quality and performance in terms of data measurement, spend rate on budgets, staffing at country level, on-time delivery of reports and other products.
  • Coordinate deployment of technical and measurement to provide remote and in-country support to country programs in achieving project deliverables country programs to staff
  • Act as the singular focal point for regular updates to relevant IRC internal stakeholders, including regional leadership, international programs department (IPD) leadership, and program quality unit (PQU) leadership

Partner Coordination and Representation

  • Serve as the focal point with WISH2ACTION consortium partners to develop joint work plans and share IRC-specific progress and lessons learned
    • Represent the IRC at consortium-level meetings and in presenting project results to external actors Reporting
    • Coordinate the production of all narrative reports from IRC country teams team and provide feedback to improve product quality, accuracy, and style
    • Ensure high quality, timely and coherent reporting, both financial and narrative to the consortium lead

Key Working Relationships:

Position Reports to: Senior Technical Advisor, Reproductive Health Position directly supervises: TBD, a grants manager and/or M&E manager Other Internal and/or external contacts: Internal: Country program Technical Coordinators, Deputy Directors for Programs, and Grants Coordinators/

How to apply:

Please follow this link to apply: http://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=SGVyaW5lLk9jaG9sbGEuMDc1OTEuMzgzMEBpcmNjZC5hcGxpdHJhay5jb20

Kenya: Consultancy Services for Entrepreneurship and Financial Literacy Skills Development

Organization: Adeso
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 17 Jul 2018

TERMS OF REFERENCE: CONSULTANCY SERVICES FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND FINANCIAL LITERACY SKILLS DEVELOPMENT

Organization: Adeso – African Development Solutions, www.adesoafrica.org

Project: DEPP – Disasters and Emergencies Preparedness Program

Position Type: Short-Term Consultancy

Study/Assessment Topic: Consultancy Services for Entrepreneurship and Financial Literacy Skills Development

Position Location: Nairobi, with travel to Garissa and Marsabit Labs

Duration: The Consultancy Period will be on Call Basis for Specific Dates of Training Schedules Based on the Counties Within the Period of up to 30th May 2019

Reporting To: Project Director – DEPP Lab

Working With: The Innovations Lead

Starting Date: Immediately

Application Deadline: 17th July, 2018

Vacancy Contact: Please send applications to consultancy@adesoafrica.org – Adeso will only respond to short-listed applicants.

ORGANIZATIONAL BACKGROUND

Adeso is an expanding and vibrant African based international development and humanitarian organization. At Adeso, we work with African communities who are yet to realize their full potential; working inside these communities to create environments in which Africans can thrive. Our belief that economic, social and environmental security is the bedrock of a healthy community drives the nature and intent of our programming. We work to prevent and overcome situations that adversely affect community well-being by: reinvigorating the economy, developing skills for life and work, providing humanitarian aid, and influencing policy.

For the past 20 years we have strengthened rural livelihoods through environmental awareness, training, technology transfer and innovative humanitarian projects in pursuit of a peaceful, self-reliant, and greener future.

Adeso is an exciting and dynamic organization experiencing managed rapid growth. It offers sound employment conditions with opportunities for personal growth and development.

PROJECT SUMMARY

Adeso is leading in the Implementation of the Disasters and Emergencies Preparedness Program (DEPP) Innovation Lab, a 22 months’ project under the AIM (Adeso, iHub MasterCard) Consortium. The objective of this program is to increase preparedness and resilience of disaster-prone communities in Garissa and Marsabit counties of Kenya by drawing on their deep knowledge of pastoralist.

The Consortium has formed Maarifa Kona community innovation labs in Garissa and Marsabit where rural communities are participating to find ideas, prototype and scale innovations for commercialization. It is from this background that a number of community innovators are engaged with the labs to refine and prototype their ideas.

BACKGROUND FOR CONSULTANCY

To inject business development and entrepreneurship skills for the Innovators, a number of capacity building programs have been underlined to help them manage financial resources through building their financial skills. Adeso therefore seeks to foster entrepreneurship and financial literacy skills among the innovators to solve challenges that hinder enterprise and innovation growth and to support the development and widespread application of new ideas, systems, and technologies.

OBJECTIVES OF THE CONSULTANCY

· To design basic training methodology in the areas of financial literacy and entrepreneurship skill development.

· To train a group of innovators of financial management and literacy skills.

· To design basic start-up curriculum guide for the innovators on financial literacy and entrepreneurship skills development.

METHODOLOGY

Entrepreneurship and financial literacy training program will offer basic training to community Innovators covering basic financial record keeping, marketing, costing, business planning and practical business skills. Training is followed by individualized business planning, mentoring and advisory services to support innovators in planning for their capital and best practices to solve problems specific to their innovations. These elements are further supplemented by peer learning, group mentoring, and the use of electronic media to share additional business tips, advice, and sector trends.

SCOPE OF WORK

The training will be undertaken in phases within the counties of Nairobi, Garissa and Marsabit on different occasions. This will be an incremental training that basically is meant to provide and build capacity of community Innovators.

CONSULTANCY PERIOD

The consultancy period will be based on call basis for specific dates of training schedules based on the counties within the period of up to 30th May 2019.

DELIVERABLES

· Basic financial/entrepreneurship skills curriculum in both hard and soft copies

· Training report demonstrating a participatory training approach and a list of post training actions for improving entrepreneurship and financial literacy.

QUALIFICATIONS

· Masters’ degree (or equivalent degree/experience) in Business Administration/Management, International/Rural Development, Economics, or a related field.

· Minimum seven (7) years of experience in Business and Entrepreneurship Development training and support.

· Experience in provision of policy advice and technical assistance on entrepreneurship, financial literacy on business goals.

· Experience in Facilitation/training skills/especially in adult learning methodologies.

· Knowledge and experience of community engagement;

· Demonstrated excellent training delivery analytical, writing and editing skills;

· Prior working experience with communities in Northern Kenya is desirable.

· Excellent written and spoken English and Swahili skills. Good presentation and communication skills.

COPYRIGHT AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS

In consideration of the fees paid, the Consultant expressly assigns to Adeso any copyright arising from the works the consultant produces while executing this contract. All images (whether used for online or print purposes) must however bear the consultant’s photo credit, as specified by international intellectual property rights. The consultant may not use, reproduce or otherwise disseminate or authorize others to use, reproduce or disseminate such works without prior consent from Adeso.

How to apply:

All applications should be sent to consultancy@adesoafrica.org by 17th July, 2018 with “**Consultancy Services for Entrepreneurship and Financial Literacy Skills Development”** on the subject line. The selection committee will review all applications as they arrive. All applicants must meet the minimum requirements described above, and those unable to meet these requirements will not be considered.

Each application package should include the following:

  • An application letter addressing the selection criteria including how the consultant’s previous experience matches the consultancy objectives as well as the interest for the position. It should also indicate the candidate’s availability and consultancy rates. The letter should be no longer than two pages;
  • A sample of recent work;
  • Updated CV including relevant work experience and qualifications;
  • Contact details of 2 references.

Applications not including all of the above information will not be reviewed. Adeso is an equal opportunity employer.

Kenya: Finance & Administration Manager

Organization: Akili Dada
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 25 Jul 2018

Akili Dada is an international award-winning leadership incubator cultivating trans-formative leadership in a generation of young African women. Our leadership development model creates the foundation on which girls and young women ages 13-35 acquire the necessary skills to access key decision-making roles and leadership positions. We are seeking to fill the position of Finance & Administration Manager as detailed below;

Position: Finance & Administration Manager

Reports to: Executive Director

Location: Nairobi – In charge of all operations in Kenya

Your challenge

To manage funds, provide periodic reports and any other information to the donors, management and the board.

Your Responsibilities:

Financial management

· Prepare and process the allocation of indirect costs to project budgets in a consistent manner using the organization’s cost allocation method.

· Responsible for cash management and ensures that all financial regulations and policies are respected. You will support the Program Managers in preparing financial project reports.

· Contribute to the organizational Annual plan, with a specific task in preparing the corresponding annual budget and financial sections;

· Responsible for a timely monthly, quarterly & annual closure and prepares periodic financial reports for the Annual Plan.

· Provide on a regular basis solicited and unsolicited financial analysis with project budget vs actuals overviews to the senior Management Team

· Advise and supports actively the Executive Director and Program Managers in the development of budgets of funding proposals.

· Applying and monitoring financial compliance to internal and external (donor and government) rules and regulations.

· Facilitate and manage financial audits and responds to potential findings in audit reports.

Payroll

  • Responsible for a timely monthly payroll accounting in line with the national fiscal regulations and internal accounting policy.

General Ledger

· Manages Financial transactional activity, including; accounts payable, accounts receivable and payroll and ensures that all financial transactions and journal entries are recorded accurately in accordance with organization policies, GAAP and governmental regulations.

· Reviews key monthly account analyses; bank reconciliations

· Maintains structure and ensures maximization of accounting software.

· Ensures monthly closes are completed on a regular and timely basis

Donor Reporting & Fundraising

  • Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual reports to the donors, managerial staff and the board.
  • Designing budgets for fund applications

  • Reconcile financial activities and capture key data and processes in order to demonstrate the relationship between Akili Dada’s goals and resulting fundraising needs.

  • Manage all donations and grant funding using QuickBooks

  • Work hand in hand with fellow senior staff to ensure that budget requirements per donor are met and budget lines are maintained

Administration

  • Ensure smooth functioning of the Administration Function.
  • Asset management
  • Manage procurement of goods and services including: office supplies, transport services, office cleaning and Internet connectivity being the primary contact point with providers

Your profile

  • Fully support the vision and mission of Akili Dada
  • Bachelor’s degree but preferably master in Bachelor of Commerce – Finance or Accounting or a relevant field
  • Professional qualifications i.e. CPA- K
  • At least seven (7) years’ work experience in an Accounting or Finance position with accounting and budgeting responsibilities and at least three (3) to four (4) years in an NGO or similar field.
  • At least three (3) years of demonstrated experience in supervisory/management role, managing, mentoring, and building capacity of direct reports.
  • Proven experience in quick books or any other accounting software.
  • Excellent computer skills in all Microsoft office suite products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented with strong analytical and problem-solving abilities; capability to handle sensitive and confidential information.

How to apply:

Send your applications to jobs@careermanagementcentre.com by 25th July, 2018. Indicate the position title in the email subject. Akili Dada is an equal opportunity Employer and does not discriminate applicants on any basis.

PS: WE DON’T CHARGE APPLICANTS ANY FEE AT ANY POINT OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS.

Kenya: Senior Compliance Officer

Organization: Adeso
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 25 Jul 2018

Vacancy Announcement: Senior Compliance Officer

Organization: Adeso: African Development Solutions, www.adesoafrica.org

Position Title: Senior Compliance Officer

Reporting To: The Executive Director

Working with: All Departments i.e. Finance, Human Resources, ICT, Programs, Communication & Advocacy, Operations (Logistics & Procurement); Program Directors and Country Directors

Duty Station: Nairobi, Kenya

Start Date: Immediately

ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT

Adeso is an expanding and vibrant African based international development and humanitarian organization. At Adeso, we work with African communities who are yet to realize their full potential; working inside these communities to create environments in which Africans can thrive. Our belief that economic, social and environmental security is the bedrock of a healthy community drives the nature and intent of our programming. We work to prevent and overcome situations that adversely affect community well-being by: reinvigorating the economy, developing skills for life and work, providing humanitarian aid, and influencing policy.

For the past 20 years we have strengthened rural livelihoods through environmental awareness, training, technology transfer and innovative humanitarian projects in pursuit of a peaceful, self-reliant, and greener future. Currently, Adeso has programs in Somalia, Kenya and South Sudan.

Adeso is an exciting and dynamic organization experiencing managed rapid growth. It offers sound employment conditions with opportunities for personal growth and development.

POSITION SUMMARY

The Senior Compliance Officer will report to the Executive Director by assessing, monitoring and addressing the status of internal controls and all compliance aspects in Adeso.

The post-holder will undertake real time risk analysis of Adeso operations with regards to adherence to internal controls and donor compliance and will provide targeted context-specific sensitization, prevention measures and guidance on minimizing all major risks. Key to this will be the compilation of an operational risk register with detailed action plans and continuous updates on risk rating and mitigation activities.

S/he will be responsible for providing efficient and effective management of the programme’s overall grant portfolio. S/he will be member of the country programme core Senior Management Team responsible for ensuring appropriate grant management, ensuring compliance with donor and internal organisational requirements and overseeing information management related to grant and programme implementation.

S/he will have authority to implement all necessary agreed actions to ensure achievement of the objectives of the compliance program. S/he will also make recommendations for the Senior Management Team to ensure on-going compliance.

POSITION PURPOSE

The purpose of this role is to work alongside the country and programme management teams and in close co-operation with the Finance, Procurement and Human Resources units to minimize operational risks in relation Adeso operations; specifically risks that arise from non- compliance with Adeso global policies and non-compliance with donor regulations

The Senior Compliance Officer will also perform on request investigations in relation to fraud, corruption and bribery and promote adherence to related policies.

SPECIFIC ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Donor compliance and Grant Management systems:

  1. Lead the preparation and implementation of the annual work plan of the Compliance and Oversight Unit to ensure work priorities and objectives, taking into account the most effective use of resources;

  2. Ensure full compliance with Adeso policies and procedures and minimum operating standards for grant management, Internal controls and work with implementing partners when required;

  3. Implement and manage Adeso processes for grant management, equitable cost recovery, grants close out and sub-grant management when required;

  4. Work with Budget Holders and Finance Team to monitor all grant budgets to ensure compliance with donor requirements; review budget realignment and grant request; and also monitor expenditures to ensure compliance with budgets;

  5. Organise and participate in grant opening, mid-term review and closure meetings and develop, with support of the Country Directors, a mechanism to hold Budget Holders accountable for deviations from the grant contracts;

  6. Act as a central point of organisational expertise on donor compliance requirements, ensuring that relevant staff of all departments are informed of donor requirements; work closely with all departments to ensure compliance. Provide technical support to assess donor eligibility/allow ability of planned expenditures and identify related compliance requirements;

  7. Verify that financial reports are coherent and adhere to donor and Adeso standards before submission;

  8. Develop models to detect unusual activity; Review processes templates and procedures, including those associated with monitoring and evaluation;

  9. Assess compliance to internal procedures, controls mechanisms of Adeso policies and procedures, donors requirements, and Government regulations, and ensure supporting documentation is exhaustive and consistent.

Risk Management

  1. Document, evaluate and test systems and controls to determine their adequacy and effectiveness towards:

(i) Compliance with rules and regulations,

(ii) Accomplishment of management’s objectives,

(iii) Reliability and integrity of information,

(iv) Efficient use of resources, and

(v) Safeguarding of assets.

  1. Monitor risks related to the achievement of Adeso financial and non-financial objectives and ensure the alignment of risk management framework with the internal control measures;

  2. Mitigate the risk of misuse of donor funds and ensure that an effective internal control mechanism is in place to prevent and detect fraud. Manage cases of reported, suspected, and occurred fraud across Adeso’s operations;

  3. Ensure accurate and timely preparation and submission of periodic reports on issues and any material weaknesses identified during the review period.

Internal Control Review:

  1. Coordinate the development, implementation and review of the organisational internal control strategy;

  2. Quarterly travel to Adeso field office to review the control in place and suggest any improvement if needed;

  3. Perform systems audit of Adeso offices and ensure that all supporting documents, proposals, contracts and amendments with donors follow the internal procedures;

  4. Disseminate donor and Adeso standards to relevant personnel at the beginning of the process;

  5. Ensure that a system is in place to analyse overhead and shared programme cost so that all aspects have been taken into account (checklist);

6. Submit monthly compliance report to his/her supervisor.

Training:

  1. Ensure Budget Holders, Finance Officers and field staff are provided with the information and training they require in order to understand donor guidelines, compliance issues and the Adeso grant management and internal control procedures;

  2. Conduct regular visits to field offices and project sites;

  3. Conduct internal audits of grants processes and protocols to advise Budget Holders on compliance levels in the field bases;

  4. Ensure key donors compliance checklists are available, provide orientation to Budget Holders and follow up the implementation;

5. Developing staff and providing guidance and technical advice where necessary.

Audit:

  1. Ensure that all grants are audited as per donor rules and regulations;

  2. Conduct special management reviews and assist in the follow-up on the implementation of the internal/external audit recommendation, updating the audit tracking tool;

  3. Assist the Finance Manager and Adeso programs management in responding to internal audit requirements.

Other

  1. Contribute to the country strategic and operational planning and reporting;

  2. Provide regular briefings to the Adeso management regarding programme/operational matters and general systems controls;

  3. Review Funding Agreement Documents (FAD) for approval by management at submission and grant award.

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS

Essential:

· Bachelor’s degree from a reputable university, an advanced degree will be an added advantage;

· Minimum of 5 years work experience in a reputable professional services firm, large international NGO or donor organisation involved in grant management;

· Experience of managing USAID funds and ensuring compliance with USAID requirements.

· Knowledge of compliance requirements for major donors, including USAID, DFID, ECHO, EU and ability and skills to establish compliance systems with Adeso staff.

· Understanding of risks and related relevant controls primarily in the overall grant cycle including programme, financial and procurement cycles and effectively mitigates these;

· High level skills in written standard English and ability to transform documents and reports developed by programme staff into dissemination standard documents

· Ability to present, discuss and supervise compliance with grants monitoring protocols with team members of varying levels

· Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain effective project files for accountability and audit purposes

· Professional qualifications; ACCA or CPA;

· Certification in Internal audit or Risk management will be added advantage.

Desirable:

· Extensive experience of managing grants with donors and working with civil society organisations.

· Advanced skills in coaching, mentoring, capacity building, team development, around management of accountability and compliance in relation to donor funding.

· Ability to work as a team with program staff at all levels without holding any direct line management authority.

· Demonstrated ability to lead teams with members of extremely varied skills, experience and backgrounds.

· Ability to and experience of establishing partnership management and monitoring protocols with local NGO partners

· Demonstrated ability to remain positive and productive in a harsh climatic environment.

How to apply:

This is a challenging opportunity for a dedicated and highly motivated professional. If you would like to join this dynamic team, please submit your application to jobs@adesoafrica.org , quoting “**Senior Compliance Officer**” in the email subject matter by 25th July, 2018.

Each application should be addressed to HR Director and include the following:

  • An updated CV with updated contact details: Phone No., Email Address and Skype ID; and
  • An application letter which should include cover letter, remuneration requirements and contact information for three work-related referees.

Applications not including all of the above information will not be reviewed. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Adeso is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on one's background, beliefs, gender or sexual orientation.

Kenya: Call for: M&E, Learning, Knowledge Management Specialists in Kenya

Organization: Social Impact
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 31 Dec 2018

Call for: M&E, Learning, Knowledge Management Specialists in Kenya

Social Impact (SI) is a global development management consulting firm. We provide monitoring, evaluation, strategic planning, and capacity building services to advance development effectiveness. We work across all development sectors including democracy and governance, health and education, the environment, and economic growth. Since 1997 we have worked in over 100 countries for clients such as US government agencies, bilateral donors, multilateral development banks, foundations, and nonprofits.

Proposal Objective:

SI is preparing proposals for multiple projects in Kenya, the earliest of which could begin in early 2019. We are seeking experts in M&E, Learning and Knowledge Management, as well as subject matter experts, based in Kenya.

Position Description:

SI is seeking experts in M&E, Knowledge Management, Learning and Capacity Building. We are hoping to meet with in-country experts with backgrounds in assessing projects in a variety of sectors, including but not limited to health systems, governance and devolution, food security and agricultural resilience, and youth empowerment.

**Please note: This is a local position. Only candidates with Kenyan citizenship will be considered.

Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree or higher in economics, business, international development, policy, or a related field.
  • Experience conducting qualitative and quantitative data analysis, providing oversight of data collection activities, and designing evaluation tools.
  • Technical expertise in health sectors, including public/private health sectors and/or health policy, is a plus.
  • Experience evaluating USAID or DFID projects is preferred.
  • Kenyan citizenship.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English required.

Come join our energetic and innovative team! We offer you the opportunity to play a leading role in the growth of our company, work as part of a creative and committed team, and make a difference in the well-being of our world.

To learn more about Social Impact, please visit our website: http://www.socialimpact.com

SI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Only selected candidates will be contacted for an interview. Please, no phone calls.

How to apply:

https://chp.tbe.taleo.net/chp02/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=SOCIIMPA2&cws=1&rid=2237

Kenya: Data Manager, KEMRI-WELLCOME TRUST,Kilifi, Kenya

Organization: Wellcome Trust
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 25 Jul 2018

JOB PURPOSE:

To undertake operational management of all data collected or linked to epidemiological malaria surveillance in the field study sites in Junju, Pinglikani and Ngerenya. To research and develop documentation on methods to ensure that electronic data management is GCP compliant. The post holder will also be responsible for developing and maintaining data collection tools, and developing data bases.

Description:

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Manage tools for collecting, entering, editing, cleaning, organizing, and archiving data. Collect, archive and adequately backup all data relevant to thea
    • Dispensary Malaria Monitoring (SSC 2617)
    • Systems Immunology Studies of Plasmodium Falciparum Malaria Susceptibility in Kilifi County, SSC 3149- Malaria Surveillance Field Team, complete with documentation, in a timely and systematic manner. This will include data directly collected prior to the current Immunology protocol SSC 1131 and data collected as part of RTS,S Phase 2b (MAL 59). This also includes all other data linked or relevant to these 2 protocols that are collected by other KEMRI CGMRC systems e.g. adult bleed data, ITN survey data, and data from the KHDSS and KIDMS.
    • Controlled Human Malaria Infection**(CHMI)SSC 3190.**
  2. The data manager will supervise data entry staff and field based staff as relates to data collection and management for SSC 2617 ,SSC 3149 and for SSC 3190.
  3. Perform quality checks on the data and resolve any issues that arise, communicating with laboratory staff, field staff and clinicians in order to resolve errors using clearly documented and progressively refined methods.
  4. Study regulatory requirements to guide discussions regarding GCP compliance of the database and prompt actions to correct non-compliance where appropriate.
  5. Perform basic analyses that highlight relationships between tables and provide general information drawn from the data that may be useful to investigators e.g. demographic profiles, incidence, prevalence etc.
  6. Document all information that is relevant to the data collected from the study cohorts

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A degree in Computer Science, Statistics or related fields.
  • Training and/or at least 5 years’ experience in data management
  • Statistics experience with Stata or R or SPSS REQUIRED.
  • Knowledge of Open Clinica or/and MySQL,Ms Access REQUIRED,
  • Experience in medical research data management will be an added advantage

COMPETENCIES:

  1. Knowledge of database design and data modelling
  2. Excellent skills in data manipulation and statistical analysis
  3. Knowledge of software development methodologies
  4. Excellent demonstrated organizational skills with the ability to prioritize and work within tight deadlines
  5. Good oral and written communication skills and ability to work in a team in a multi-cultural environment
  6. Willingness to take initiative and improve data management systems based on well thought out and tested trials
  7. Ability to work under varying levels of pressure, flexible and ability to multi-task
  8. Previous experience in a medical research setting desirable

How to apply:

To apply for this job please click on the link below:

http://jobs.kemri-wellcome.org/job-advert/data-manager