Kenya: Director – East & Southern Africa Communications & Public Engagement

Organization: World Vision
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 31 Jul 2018

World Vision International

World Vision is a humanitarian, development and advocacy organisation devoted to improving the lives of children, families and their communities around the world. Our almost 40,000 staff members working in nearly 100 countries are united through our ethos, mission and shared desire for all individuals, especially children, to overcome poverty, inequality and injustice.

Here’s where you come in:

As Director, East & Southern Africa Communications & Public Engagement, you will have overall responsibility for the strategic direction of all aspects of the East and Southern Africa regions’ communications and public engagement work, you will lead efforts to improve and grow World Vision’s reputation and influence, building trust with key audiences for greater organisational impact. You will provide oversight of core communications business across all countries where World Vision works in the regions, ensuring quality delivery of communications resources for local to global audiences, in support of the organisation’s key priorities.

Requirements include:

  • An advanced university degree in Communications, Journalism, Marketing, Public Relations, or other related field.
  • Strong track record in media relations, creating constructive relationships and having the confidence to represent the organisation in the media
  • Demonstrable track record of developing and executing external communications within scope and budget to positively impact the organisation’s influence and visibility.
  • Ability to define and strengthen organisational brand awareness and reputation through multiple channels. Experience leading/managing multiple and/or overlapping content production assignments across multiple contexts that engage, compel and demonstrate knowledge, impact and expertise.
  • Experience linking communication outputs with fundraising, especially in a non-profit setting.
  • Fluent English is essential; knowledge of one or more regional languages is an asset.
  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 40% of the time.

How to apply:

Is this the job for you?

World Vision is dedicated to our team members’ development and their success. We aspire for all employees to be fulfilled through their work and their contributions to an organisation working to provide long-term sustainable solutions to the world’s most vulnerable people.

Find the full responsibilities and requirements for this position online and apply by the closing date 31 JUL 2018. For more information on World Vision International, please visit our website: Due to the number of applications received, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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Kenya: Learning and Development Manager – Global

Organization: Practical Action
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 03 Aug 2018

Practical Action is an international non-governmental organisation (NGO) that uses sustainable technology to challenge poverty in developing countries and improve the lives of people worldwide. We find out what people are doing and help them to do it better.

Practical Action has an exciting opportunity for an innovative and capable learning and development professional to join and complement an existing global Human Resource team.

This is an opportunity to create and promote learning in support of Practical Action’s global ambition to transform the way technology is used to improve the lives of people living in, or vulnerable to, poverty. With a focus on enabling the individual and organisational capabilities essential for the success of our business plans, this is both a strategic and a ‘hands-on’ role that will align, create and demonstrate measurable impact on the ground. As the learning and development expert for our global organisation, this is an exciting opportunity to lead, develop and deliver a programme of creative and impactful learning activities and to partner with technical experts and global teams across a wide range of learning priorities – from induction and people skills through to technical or finance training.

This is a real opportunity to make a difference and, if you feel you have the talent and passion to help transform lives, then we would like to hear from you!

In return we offer:

  • A contributory pension scheme, where Practical Action contribute
  • Generous annual leave in addition to public holidays
  • Life Assurance

This role is full time and offered on a two year fixed term contract. This is a UK team role based in Nairobi, Kenya. There will be significant international travel.

All applicants must have the pre-existing right to both live and work in Kenya. Local salary and terms and conditions will apply.

How to apply:

If you want to work for a charity with significant people ambitions and can offer innovative learning solutions then we would like to hear from you. To apply go to and submit a copy of your CV and a supporting statement that describes your suitability.

The closing date for this role is Friday 3rd August. Please note that should we recruit a suitable candidate before the closing date, we will close applications earlier than the specified date

We treat all applications for employment on their merits and do not take into consideration any factors that are not relevant to the job such as disability, race, age, religion, gender, gender reassignment or sexual orientation.

Practical Action are committed to safeguarding and protecting children and vulnerable adults and as such candidates will be subject to pre-employment checks.

Kenya: Nutrition Specialist,P4,Nairobi,Kenya Country Office,#90610

Organization: UN Children's Fund
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 06 Aug 2018

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child, an advocate:

The 2018-2022 Country Programme for UNICEF Kenya is marked by the creation of an outcome supporting the reduction of mortality and stunting. Under this outcome, four programme sections – Health, Nutrition, WASH and HIV-AIDS – will contribute to “Increased proportions of vulnerable children, pregnant and lactating women, including adolescent girls, have equitable access to and use quality WASH, Nutrition, Health and HIV/AIDS services, to reduce their risk of mortality, preventable diseases, stunting and other forms of malnutrition,and improve their birth outcomes”. With regards to specific objectives in nutrition, UNICEF Kenya aims at ensuring that: 1) communities adopt healthy infant and young child feeding behaviors and practices as well as demand and utilize quality nutrition services; 2) communities are provided with quality integrated nutrition services; 3) the capacity of national and county governments, and other service providers is improved, and commitment strengthened, to deliver quality integrated services; and 4) government and non-government partners adopt risk-informed integrated approaches to emergency preparedness, planning, and response to humanitarian needs. This position will contribute to the achievement of these results with a focus on enhancing the contribution of nutrition sensitive actions and strategies thus leveraging on the investments and results achieved through nutrition specific actions for maternal and child nutrition.

How can you make a difference?

Under the supervision of the Chief of Nutrition section, the incumbent is responsible for overall coordination and management of the Nutrition programmes, including programme/project formulation, design, planning and management focused on achievement of UNICEF’s Organizational priorities.

Programme Development and Management

With a focus on nutrition sensitive lens, identify critical intervention points and measures by administering a consistent and transparent monitoring system; analyse country level socio-political-economic trends and their implications for ongoing programmes and projects.

Draft changes to/or prepare programme work plans as required with a focus on nutrition sensitive lens. Prepare program recommendations for inclusion in formal programme documentation, and new approaches, methods and practices.

Ensure programme workplans have a relevant nutrition sensitive component, monitors compliance and provides training, support and guidance to the programme team in order to meet objectives. Identifies human resources requirements and on-going staff development needs.

Adopt rights-based programmes approach in the formulation of programme goals and objectives and development of strategies and implementation frameworks. Formulate consistent and effective planning, design, implementation, monitoring and/or evaluation of programmes and projects. Bring coherence, synergy and added value to the programming planning and design processes using a results-based management approach to programme planning and design.

Reviews and evaluates the technical, institutional and financial feasibility and constraints of the section nutrition sensitive portfolio in collaboration with Government and other partners. Monitor the overall allocation and disbursement of nutrition sensitive programme funds, making sure that funds are properly coordinated, monitored and liquidated. Take appropriate actions to optimize use of programme funds.

Prepares relevant nutrition sensitive programme reports required for management, the Executive Board, donors, budget reviews, programme analysis, annual reports, etc.

Programme Monitoring and Evaluations

Undertakes field visits to monitor and assess nutrition sensitive programme implementation and decides on required corrective action

Carry out rigorous and transparent approach to evaluation and participate in nutrition sensitive programme evaluation exercises in consultation with the Nutrition Manager, Deputy Representative, the Operations Officer, the Evaluation Officer and others, to improve efficiency and quality of programme delivery. Participate in annual sector review meetings with government counterparts. Ensure the timely preparation of annual program status reports.

Knowledge Management and Capacity Building/Sustainability

Ensure that area/country programmes are supported by knowledge management with a focus on nutrition sensitive lens, through data collection and analysis, complete and accurate reporting as well as participation in the Programme Knowledge Network system of “lessons learned” and other corporate-level databases.

Participate in information exchange through donor and media visits as well as in the development of training and orientation material.

Provide government authorities with technical supports and guidance to plan and organize training programmes for the purpose of capacity building and programme sustainability.

Ensure the building and reinforcing of the commitment and institutional capacities of the national and local partners starting with taking a strategic approach to the identification of these partners and partnerships.

Partnership, Coordination and Collaboration

Develop partnership and collaboration with internal and external counterparts, including those of the UN and national partners, in order to improve the ability to collect and disseminate development data and information, exchange information on programme/project status and implementation and movement/distribution of supplies. Linkage to the Regional Programme Knowledge Network to ensure the availability of current and accurate programme data.

Collaborate with the Operations Section to establish and maintain sound internal controls supportive of programming endeavours and to coordinate financial and supply management requirements and accountability.

Maintain close collaboration with Regional Advisers and HQ Officers for effective overall coordination on programmes.

Plans, develops and implements sectoral programme(s) by collaborating with the government and other partners. Provide leadership in provision of technical advice, negotiation, advocacy and promotion of area/country level goals, leading to agreement on practicable and priority actions to be supported by UNICEF programme and country level cooperation.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in Nutrition, Public Health, Nutritional Epidemiology, Global/international health and nutrition, Social Sciences, Public Policy, Social Policy, Social Development, Community Development, or other relevant disciplines. Training in gender and in nutrition programmes that promote gender equality an asset.*A first University Degree in a relevant field combined with 2 additional years of professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an Advanced University Degree.
  • A minimum of eight years of relevant professional experience in development and management of nutrition related programmes or projects. Experience in monitoring gender inequalities and in programming interventions that reduce these inequalities an asset.
  • Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is required.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.
  • For every Child, you demonstrate…

    UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

    The technical competencies required for this post are:

  • Leading and Supervising I
  • Formulating Strategies and Concepts II
  • Analyzing III
  • Relating and Networking II
  • Deciding and Initiating Action II
  • Applying Technical Expertise III
  • View our competency framework at

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.


    Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

    How to apply:

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link

    Kenya: GTT01- Deputy Cheif of Party/ Senior Researcher/Survey Director

    Organization: Forcier Consulting
    Country: Kenya
    Closing date: 31 Aug 2018

    Deputy Chief of Party/Senior Researcher/Survey Director , USAID/Kenya Feed the Future Zone of Influence Survey, Kenya

    USAID is a looking to procure the services of a specialized firm to implement a population-based survey to collect data to quantify key indicators and to establish an endline for the first phase and baseline for the second phase of Feed the Future in Kenya. Forcier will be submittin a proposal for these services and is looking for a dynamic team member to fill the following position.


    Forcier is seeking a Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP)/Senior Researcher/Survey Director that will report directly to the COP/Project Director. They will serve as the DCOP/Senior Researcher and Survey Director and will provide high-level technical support for a broad range of survey activities.

    • Support the development and customization of survey documentation that includes the questionnaire and technical manuals.
    • Manage version control of the survey documentation; manage translation activities; coordinate logistical support.
    • Provide quality control for all survey deliverables; and helping coordinate the development of the Country Report.
    • Ensure that all aspects of survey operations including logistical arrangements for data collection and obtaining household consent as per the sampling frame design and household listing are implemented according to the survey protocol.
    • Lead the identification, recruitment, and supervision of field managers, supervisors and enumerators to carry out the survey.
    • Ensure listing and survey teams are trained and the survey instrument is tested before application in the field.


    • Advanced graduate degree in a related field of study, e.g. agriculture, agricultural economics, economics, statistics, monitoring and evaluation, survey and research methodology required.
    • Minimum of ten years of professional experience in undertaking and managing large household surveys.
    • Experience collecting anthropometric and poverty indicator data.
    • Proven leadership in the administration of similar size surveys with skills in strategic planning, management, supervision and budgeting.
    • Proven leadership in the planning and managing staff and documentation in similar size surveys.
    • Evidence of strong communication skills, both interpersonal and written, to fulfill the diverse technical and managerial requirements of the contract.
    • Familiar with IT based data collection tools such as ODK and CSPro.
    • Fluency in English and Kiswahili required.**This position is open to Kenyan nationals only.**

    The period of performance is 20 months with an estimated start of September 2018.

    How to apply:

    **Please apply on our website: Locate this job posting, and click Apply.

    Submit a single PDF containing your cover letter, CV and three professional references and any additionally requested documents.

    Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview.**

    Kenya: Operations and Partnership Advisor – NEAR

    Organization: Adeso
    Country: Kenya
    Closing date: 31 Jul 2018


    Organization: NEAR – Network for Empowered Aid Response,,

    (Hosted by Adeso – African Development Solutions

    Project: NEAR Capacity Strengthening Program

    Position Type: Consultancy

    Study/Assessment Topic: Operations and Program support

    Position Location: Nairobi, Kenya with Frequent Travel to Somalia, DRC and South Sudan

    Duration: 2-3 Months (May Be Extended)

    Reporting To: Programs Manager – NEAR

    Working With: The NEAR Secretariat

    Starting Date: Immediately


    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.


    Adeso together with other local and national NGOs have come together to form a global network which was launched in May 2016 at the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, Turkey. The network, NEAR (Network for Empowered Aid Response), is a movement of local organizations with a bold ambition – to reshape the top-down humanitarian and development system to one that is locally driven and owned, and is built around equitable, dignified and accountable partnerships.


    The Operations and Partnership Advisor will work closely with the NEAR Programs Manager to ensure that adequate levels of operations support are provided to NEAR personnel and partners working in Africa. This position will ensure that partner programmatic milestones are achieved before project closeout and support NEAR in general in ensuring compliance of all programs. S/he will contribute to the Capacity building of CS partners and assist the Executive Director with the design of operations department systems, policies and procedures to ensure efficiency and effectiveness in the implementation of NEAR programs globally.


    Support to Capacity Strengthening (CS) Program

    · Support the development and review of policies, procedures and systems for partners and ensure that the partners have proper systems for documentation and compliance with donor requirements.

    · Lead the coordination with the CS Program team.

    · Receive, track, and document programmatic reporting for Africa-wide CS activities.

    · Support consultants on the development and implementation of Financial, Procurement and Human Resources (any other policies & procedures) procedures and systems.

    · Work with partners to ensure that the developed trainings and strategies are well understood and appropriate for their organization and capacity.

    · Monitor and further develop capacity development plans for partners, together with all departments, including Finance, Logistics, M&E etc.

    · Provide support to partners on any organizational development aspects, based on capacity development plans.

    · Understanding of and demonstrated commitment to upholding NEARs’ Core Values.

    Operations and Donor Contractual Management

    · Conduct an analysis of NEAR program income and cost share in coordination with Finance.

    · Develop an expense plan for available program income.

    · Conduct an analysis of existing contracts and strategy for payment.

    · Conduct an analysis on partnership and hosting MoUs.

    · Propose innovative solutions utilizing new technologies to enhance the asset certification process.

    · Support the NEAR monthly expense review and projection process.

    · Contribute to the proposal development process.

    · Review alternative systems for requisition and purchase order management.

    · Ensure proper documentation of program income in close coordination with Adeso.

    · Manage international and regional travel requests and bookings.

    · Develop a transition plan for NEAR to become an independent institution

    · Any other duties as assigned.


    2-3 months (may be extended)


    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required:

    · At least 5+ years relevant experience;

    · Previous experience coordinating logistics in Sub Saharan Africa – strongly desired;

    · Proven ability to handle sensitive, confidential materials in an appropriate manner;

    · Proven ability to develop and monitor work plans and training plans.

    · Understanding of and experience with the administration of USAID and ECHO grants, cooperative agreements and contracts.

    · Excellent analytical, operations and financial management skills.

    · Excellent oral communication and presentation skills.

    · Excellent writing and editing skills.

    · Experience with MS Excel and Word.

    · Must have initiative and attention to detail.

    · Proven ability to multi-task and prioritize within a shifting workload.

    · Ability to travel within and spend extended time in the field, with limited facilities, often under harsh conditions


    In consideration of the fees paid, the Consultant expressly assigns to NEAR 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 NEAR.

    Please note: This ToR is intended to convey information essential to understanding the scope of the job and the general nature and level of work performed by job holders within this job. But, the ToR is not intended to be an exhaustive list of qualifications, skills, efforts, duties, responsibilities or working conditions associated with the position.

    How to apply:

    All applications should be sent to by 31st July 2018 with “Operations and Partnership Advisor” 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 the above information will not be reviewed. NEAR is an equal opportunity employer.

    Kenya: Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health (ASRH) Programme

    Organization: Options Consultancy Services
    Country: Kenya
    Closing date: 29 Jul 2018

    We are seeking an experienced Senior Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Officer, based in Kenya, who will play a key role in our new ASRH programme’s M&E, including supporting the Human Centred Design (HCD) process and building M&E capacity of civil society organisations (CSOs). Our programme is aimed at improving the sexual and reproductive health (SRH) of adolescents, including reducing unsafe-abortions and preventing unwanted pregnancies. With current plans of implementation in Nigeria, Kenya, and South Africa, its objective is to ensure young women are able to access quality comprehensive sexual and reproductive services and will support CSOs to shift social norms and build girls’ agency.

    Objective of role

    The Senior M&E Officer will use their skills and expertise to lead on monitoring progress against selected indicators, be the focal point for Kenya programme M&E, actively lead support in HCD, and lead on participatory and qualitative formative approaches to evaluation. The role will also involve capacity building of CSOs on M&E processes and systems to improve their performance measurements and grants reporting.

    The Senior Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Officer will use their skills and expertise to actively support HCD as an approach to our ASRH programme through coordination of key stakeholders, lead on participatory approaches to evaluation and use results to develop a robust programme design. The role will also involve conducting routine programme M&E to measure progress, and capacity building of CSOs on appropriate organisational M&E processes and systems.

    Person specification

    To succeed in this role, you will have:

    · Considerable proven experience in monitoring and evaluation of grants / donor-funded projects

    · Significant experience of qualitative and quantitative data analysis and management

    · Experience of working in sexual and reproductive health programmes

    · Experience of working with CSO grantees, including building their M&E capacity.

    · Ability to work with remote teams and with high sensitivity to cultural and social diversity

    Please see the Job Description for more details:

    About the Programme and Options

    The programme aims to substantially improve access to quality SRH services for adolescent girls in countries with the greatest burden in sub-Saharan Africa.

    Options Consultancy Services Limited was established in 1992 and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marie Stopes International. We are a consultancy organisation providing technical and management expertise in the health and social sectors to governments and international development partners to transform the health of women and children. We provide information, expertise and influence to governments, health workers, NGOs and businesses to catalyse change so that health services can be accessed by the people who need them most.

    Other information

    · Options is an equal opportunities employer

    How to apply:

    Application process

    · To apply, please send your CV with a cover letter detailing how your skills and experience meet the requirements of the role to Jessica Hopf at Candidates should state the role (Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Officer) and their name in the email submission subject header.**

    · Closing date for applications is: ­­­29 July 2018 23:59 GMT

    · Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interview.

    Kenya: Director , Health Systems Strengthening

    Organization: IMA World Health
    Country: Kenya
    Closing date: 27 Jul 2018

    With a mission to restore health and healing to those most in need, IMA World Health is a non-profit, faith-based organization that offers extensive expertise in health systems strengthening as well as neglected tropical diseases, malaria, HIV, non-communicable diseases, and sexual and gender based violence prevention programs in some of the most challenging and post-conflict settings throughout Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean.

    IMA in Kenya is looking to recruit Director, Health Systems Strengthening for the Afya Jijini Project. He /She will be responsible for developing and implementing Health System Strengthening activities for the USAID-funded Afya Jijini project. The project Afya Jijini’s ultimate aim is to improve access and uptake of quality health services in Nairobi for the most pressing health issues. Building on the success of USAID’s APHIAplus Nairobi County work, the Afya Jijini Project will strengthen Nairobi County-level institutional and management capacity to deliver quality healthcare services. The project seeks specifically to increase access and use of quality HIV; family planning (FP) and reproductive health (RH); maternal, neonatal and child health (MNCH); water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), and nutrition services.

    Based in Nairobi with frequent travel to informal settlements and health facilities in the county, the Director, Health System Strengthening will work with project staff, partners, and sub-grantees to develop innovative and evidence-driven approaches to boosting uptake of health services. He /She will help develop an overarching strategy to help health facilities, Sub-Counties and Counties to strengthen Health Systems, plan and implement capacity strengthening approaches, including trainings and mentorship models, to roll out these approaches.

    Key Responsibilities

    • Provide overall project leadership on the development of Health System Strengthening and implementation policies and implementation plans linked closely to Health System Strengthening activities at planning, and implementation level in Nairobi County.

    • Oversee the work of technical advisors ( Human Resources for Health, Health Products and Technologies, and Quality Improvement) to ensure Health System Strengthening is incorporated into all Afya Jijini technical support guidelines, tools and implementation activities of the UHAI service delivery teams.

    • Work specifically with the Ministry, County and Sub-County Health Management Team, to ensure Health System Strengthening is implemented in Nairobi County. This include strengthening Governance, Leadership, and Human Resources for Health, Health Products and Technologies, Quality Improvement and Monitoring and Evaluation.

    • Provide oversight and assistance in achieving technical and operational deliverables.

    • Ensure the quality of service delivery support provided by promoting the use of data-driven collaborative improvement team initiatives.

    • Represent the project as technical expert in meetings with donors and partners and participate in technical working group meetings at the National, and County level.

    • Work with County Health Executives to develop strategic and annual operational plans to facilitate government funding and support

    • Participate in drafting, reviewing and approving scopes of work and other related technical documents as they relate to project activities.

    • Work with M&E to set up a robust database that showcases our Health System Strengthening work

    • Develop and assist in the development of Health System Strengthening related technical briefs, monographs, success stories as part of capacity building and contractual reporting.

    • Work to build capacity internally and at Health Facility, Sub-County and County level in Health System Strengthening

    • Supervise technical staff


    • Bachelors degree in clinical qualification with specific training and experience in Health System Strengthening with a Master Degree in Public Health or related field.

    • 8+ years post-graduation experience with 5 years in Health System Strengthening

    • Prior experience in implementing donor-funded HIV/AIDS programs in Kenya

    • Knowledge of and familiarity with Health and HIV guidelines and PEPFAR indicators.

    • Ability to successfully represent the project as technical expert with Sub-County and County level government, NGO, multilateral and bilateral organizations.

    • Strong technical experience in implementing HIV and or MNCH/Nutrition/WASH Health System Strengthening activities.

    • Proven track record of developing relationships and working successfully with major international health donors (USAID, CDC, etc.) and potential partners.

    • Prior experience managing client relationships, reporting, work planning, financial management, and overall program implementation.

    • Experience working on U.S. government (including PEPFAR) or other large donor-funded projects required. Knowledge of PEPFAR and GoK indicators for M&E for HIV prevention areas.

    • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).

    • Fluent in English, Kiswahili and one or more local languages.

    How to apply:

    If interested please submit your application to

    Application closing date: 27th July, 2018.

    Kenya: Consultancy to support the development and piloting of a Toolkit to reinforce Accountability to Affected Populations(AAP) and Community…

    Organization: UN Children's Fund
    Country: Kenya
    Closing date: 27 Jul 2018

    Community Engagement and Accountability to Affected populations(AAP) are core cross cutting components of the current UNICEF strategic plan. It is one of the key pillars of many global initiatives such as the UNICEF’s global strategies for Health (2016-2030), Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH), Ending Violence against Children, community approaches to total sanitation (CATS), and community based management of severe acute malnutrition (CMAM). These approaches emphasize the key role of community engagement towards improving program outcomes particularly through increased demand for and use of quality services, greater social accountability, and addressing social norms and behavioral determinants.

    As part of strengthening this aspect of programming, UNICEF has received some funding from DFID and BMGF to strengthen Community engagement through the development of guidelines, tools, standards and indicators. This investment is aimed at building the organization’s capacity for Communication and Community Engagement by addressing identified institutional gaps and address it by strengthening capacities of government and CSO partners to effectively place community engagement at the center of development and humanitarian work

    This effort is in line with most of UNICEF’s current initiatives including the global Business case and framework on scaling up Accountability to Affected populations, the Eastern and Southern Africa Region’s guidance note on AAP, and the Communication and Community Engagement Initiative1.

    Justification/Purpose of the Consultancy

    Community Engagement is an essential element of development and emergency programming. Trusted, clear and effective communication and engagement approaches are critical in maintaining good community feedback mechanisms, addressing expectations, and ensuring that misunderstanding and/or rumors do not undermine programming and or response efforts, in case of humanitarian context.

    Good Community Engagement helps implementers gain insights into the perceptions and behaviors of different groups which is essential for developing effective and targeted messaging. Key to the achievement of this is the capacity of UNICEF staff and implementing partners which is yet to reach its full potential.

    This consultancy is intended to support the mapping of existing Accountability to Affected Communities landscape in ESAR. It will also support the development and piloting of a Toolkit to be used by UNICEF country offices in the development and strengthening of capacities of Government counter parts and Implementing Partners to plan, design and implement effective community engagement interventions. The Toolkit will be piloted in two ESAR AAP pilot countries to be identified among the following countries; Tanzania, Ethiopia, Somalia and South Sudan. As this is a specific area of work, a dedicated consultant is required.

    Scope of Work

  • Goal and Objective:
  • The goal of this assignment is to contribute to improved capacity of Government and CSO partners to design and implement effective Community engagement and APP interventions

    Objective: To strengthen UNICEF Country offices capacity to support government and CSO partners through development and piloting of a Toolkit to reinforce community engagement and APP within existing programming mechanisms

  • Provide details/reference to AWP areas covered:
  • This activity is part of the C4D AWP Activity #10: Recruit consultant to conduct a desk review of and develop contextual Community Engagement module with a focus on AAP.

  • Activities and Tasks:
  • Review existing documents and programme guidance on Community Engagement (CE) and AAP
  • Undertake an analytical mapping of the AAP landscape in the region to assess existing strengths, opportunities and gaps in this field
  • Develop a CE and AAP Toolkit based on existing guidance and available resources from the region and beyond, which will cater to the ESAR regional context. The Toolkit will provide contextualised with practical guidance to ensure inclusion of community participation/consultation in all programming and related processes.
  • Pre-test the developed the Toolkit in two select countries
  • Incorporate the findings from the pre-test and feedback from Country Offices, Regional Office and HQ and finalize the Toolkit
  • Compile final report, and hand over all materials related to the consultancy
  • Work relationships:
  • The consultant will work under direct supervision and guidance of the ESARO C4D/Emergency Specialist, the C4D team and other relevant sectors. Strong collaboration mechanisms will be established with HQ and participating Country Offices.

    Key expected Deliverables



    (Estimated # of working days)

    An inception report for the consultancy (understanding of the assignment, desk review of background documents to understand context and inform focus on the Toolkit development, recommendations and structure /session outline of the Toolkit).

    7 days

    An analytical mapping of the AAP landscape highlighting existing strengths, opportunities and gap.

    25 days

    AAP Toolkit with clear target audience and mode of instruction

    21 days

    Report from the Pilot in two countries highlighting key observations and recommendations for revision

    20 days

    Revised Toolkit and final report with defined steps and action undertaken during the consultancy and recommendation for roll out of the Toolkit

    8 days

    Total working days

    81 days

    Duration of the contract:

    The contract comprises 81 working days to be completed between 3rd September and 30th November 2018. The estimated start date of the contract is 3nd September 2018.

    Payment Schedule

    Payments are linked to deliverables as per the below table.



    Payment in percentage

    Inception report

    October 5, 2018


    Mapping and analysis of AAP initiative in ESAR

    AAP Toolkit reviewed by concerned sectors in ESARO, HQ and relevant COs

    November 2, 2018


    Report from the Pilot Toolkit in 2 countries

    November 23, 2018


    Toolkit adjusted and final Report

    November 30, 2018



    Qualifications of Successful Candidate

  • Advanced university degree in behavioural and/or social sciences (anthropology, sociology, psychology, social development, development studies etc.)/ communication for development. Degree in Education and/or training would be an asset
  • At least 8 years of solid professional experience in C4D including at least 4 years in developing countries with a strong focus on capacity building, training module design and implementation of blended learning systems.
  • Understanding of – or training in – current developments in the field of communication for development theory and research, participatory processes, media; as also strategic communication planning, behaviour analysis, formative research and evaluation. Expertise in community engagement and/or APP is required.
  • Proven experience in application of C4D strategies, tools and resources to address behavior and social change dimensions of emergencies.
  • Experience of working on ESA Region would be an asset
  • Fluency in English. Fluency in French and Portuguese is an asset.
  • Strong analytical, presentation skills and communication skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
  • Ability to work in insecure environments and stay in simple living conditions.
  • Competencies of Successful Candidate

    Core Values:

  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Integrity
  • Commitment
  • Core Competencies

  • Communication
  • Working with People
  • Drive for Results
  • Functional Competencies

  • Analysing
  • Deciding and Initiating Action
  • Applying Technical Expertise
  • Planning and Organizing
  • Adapting and responding to change
  • Administrative issues

  • This assignment is part home-based and part on site. The consultant will be expected to adhere to the agreed timelines
  • The consultant should be able and willing to travel to any of the selected countries for the purposes of this assignment
  • Conditions

    As per UNICEF policy, payment is made against approved deliverables. No advance payment will be allowed unless in exceptional circumstances against bank guarantee, subject to a maximum of 30 per cent of the total contract value in cases where advance purchases, for example for supplies or travel, may be necessary.

    The selected candidate will be governed by and subject to UNICEF’s General Terms and Conditions for individual contracts and the consultancy will be conducted in accordance with the UN Evaluation Group Code of Conduct and ethical standards2.


    In the event of a delay in reviewing the content and/or organising the country pilots, this may in turn delay the submission of final deliverables. Effort will be undertaken to mitigate this by closely following up with the relevant Country offices as well as Toolkit reviewers to submit comments in time.

    1 The initiative, led by UNICEF in partnership with CDAC Network, OCHA and the IFRC, seeks to establish collective services for more predictable and timely approaches to communication and community engagement in humanitarian crises, as a contribution to our broader AAP commitments`

    How to apply:

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link

    Kenya: Programme Development and Partnership Manager

    Organization: Islamic Relief
    Country: Kenya
    Closing date: 30 Jul 2018

    Base Location: Nairobi – 80% and 20% Field

    Ref: PDPM/IPD-AF/0718

    Contract: 12 months Fixed Term

    Salary: £32,756 per annum, separate benefits packages (expats only).

    Closing Date: 30th July 2018 11:59 PM

    Islamic Relief Worldwide (IRW) is currently recruiting for the position of Programme Development and Partnership Management. The candidate will manage the national finance function and effective control of all financial matters ensuring reporting and compliance with donors and Islamic Relief financial guidelines.

    The successful candidate must have or be:

    • Minimum Master’s degree in Social Sciences, Humanities, Development Studies, International Relation/ or other relevant discipline
    • Excellent English language skills (written and spoken)
    • Proven experience with an NGO in a senior programme funding position(s) involving proposal development and donor liaison.
    • Experience of working in a country team and providing support from a distance
    • Strong computer skills (MS Word, MS Excel, MS Access, MS Power Point, MS Project, SPSS).
    • Sympathetic with aims, values & objectives of Islamic Relief.

    Pre-employment Checks:

    Any employment with Islamic Relief will be subject to the following checks:

    • screening clearance
    • receipt of satisfactory references

    Islamic Relief promotes equality and meritocracy, and seeks individuals who agree with the IR values together with our policy standards on Anti-Bribery, Child Protection and Code of Conduct.

    Please note, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    Applicants should be sympathetic to the values of Islamic Relief

    (Sincerity, Excellence, Compassion, Social Justice and Custodianship)

    Islamic Relief is an equal opportunities employer

    Please note that CV's will NOT be accepted.

    How to apply:

    If you are talented, reliable, service minded, resilient and a highly motivated professional looking for a meaningful career, with a strong commitment to IRW’s values and mission, please apply by downloading the application pack under the relevant role on our website and forward the completed form to by the closing date.

    Kenya: CONSULTANCY – To Undertake a ‘Media Hits Scoping on Illegal Wildlife Trade in Africa’

    Organization: World Animal Protection
    Country: Kenya
    Closing date: 22 Jul 2018

    Background to World Animal Protection

    World Animal Protection, formerly World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA), is a global animal welfare organization with nearly fifty (50) years’ experience in safeguarding the lives of animals around the world. Our vision is “A world where animals live free from suffering” and we work to end the suffering of animals around the world through strategic campaigning and by providing evidence based lasting solutions. We aim at putting animal welfare on the global agenda and demonstrate that what is good for animals is good for the world. One of our key campaign area is animals in the wild where we take action to stop wild animals suffering: wherever that suffering is most far-reaching and most severe. We influence the decisions people make affecting wildlife on a global scale. We do whatever is needed to protect wild animals from being cruelly traded, trapped, abused or killed – because wild animals belong in the wild.

    Scope of Requirement

    World Animal Protection is seeking to recruit a qualified Consultant with expertise and experience in the domain of research and data analysis. The goal of the consultancy is to help us understand the trends of illegal wildlife trade in Africa as reported by the mainstream media. It is envisioned that the collated information will assist and guide World Animal Protection in identifying 5-10 most illegally traded wildlife species from Africa as reported in the media and also provide specific insights into trends of information relating to illegal wildlife seizures of live wild animals and their derivatives.

    The objectives of the media hits analysis are to help World Animal Protection to:

    Phase 1: Focused on the headlines and key search sentences of approximately 6,500 (already identified) media hits.

    1. Identify the top 5-10 species of wildlife that are illegally traded across Africa.
    2. Analyse and document the identified species (from above) in terms of numbers, volumes and frequency.
    3. Document the form in which these wildlife species are traded, whether live or in parts (skins, bones, teeth, skulls, etc)

    Phase 2: Focused on the full body of text from the same approximately 6,500 (already identified) media hits.

    1. Identify specific information in relation to seizures of illegal wildlife including live animals and their derivatives.
    2. Analyse and document the identified information (from above) in terms of numbers, volumes and frequency.
    3. List and rank countries in Africa that are most affected by the illegal wildlife trade, the key species involved and the importing countries.

    Period: The analysis will prioritise the media hits reported in the year 2017. But if time permits, the hits of previous years (2016-2011) will also be analysed.

    Methodological approaches:

    • The methodological approaches for the media hits analysis will be confined to the desktop review through internet searches. World Animal Protection will provide the Consultant with additional information and material relevant to the context of the study. However, the consultant will be at liberty to explore other sources of information that would further enhance and enrich the overall content of the media hit work.
    • Prior to the commissioning of the work, World Animal Protection team will engage the consultant with the view of firming up the inception report. The meeting will provide a platform for discussion and agreement on the parameters and the scope of work.

    Academic Qualifications of the Consultant:

    The Consultant being sought to undertake the research must have an MSc in either of the following fields; Wildlife Management; Research Methodology; Veterinary Epidemiology; or Environmental Science and/Management, from a recognised institution of higher learning. However, MSc students (or those who have recently completed MSc degree) in the above-mentioned fields are also encouraged to apply.

    How to apply:

    For details on the complete Request for Proposal (RFP), the scope of the consultancy, and how to apply, follow this link to our website: