Kenya: USPSC Information Officer

Organization: US Agency for International Development
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 19 Sep 2018

Position Title: Information Officer

Solicitation Number: 720FDA18B00079

Salary Level: GS-11 Equivalent: $53,062 – $68,983

Issuance Date: August 21, 2018

Closing Date: September 19, 2018

Closing Time: 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

Dear Prospective Applicants:

The United States Government (USG), represented by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA), is seeking applications from qualified U.S. citizens to provide personal services as an Information Officer (IO) under a United States Personal Services Contract (USPSC), as described in the attached solicitation.

Submittals must be in accordance with the attached information at the place and time specified. Applicants interested in applying for this position MUST submit the following materials:

1. Complete resume. In order to fully evaluate your application, your resume must include:

(a) Paid and non-paid experience, job title, location(s), dates held (month/year), and hours worked per week for each position. Dates (month/year) and locations for all field experience must also be detailed. Any experience that does not include dates (month/year), locations, and hours per week will not be counted towards meeting the solicitation requirements.

(b) Specific duties performed that fully detail the level and complexity of the work.

(c) Names and contact information (phone/email) of your current and/or previous supervisor(s). Current and/or previous supervisors may be contacted for a reference.

(d) Education and any other qualifications including job-related training courses, job-related skills, or job-related honors, awards or accomplishments.

(e) U.S. Citizenship

(f) Optional: How did you hear about this opportunity? (FedBizOps, OFDA Jobs, Career Fair, etc.).

Your resume should contain sufficient information to make a valid determination that you fully meet the experience requirements as stated in this solicitation. This information should be clearly identified in your resume. Failure to provide information sufficient to determine your qualifications for the position will result in loss of full consideration.

2. USPSC Application form AID 309-2. Applicants are required to complete sections A through I. This form must be physically signed. Electronic signatures will not be accepted.

NOTE REGARDING DATA UNIVERSAL NUMBERING SYSTEM (DUNS) NUMBERS

AND THE SYSTEM FOR AWARD MANAGEMENT

All USPSCs with a place of performance in the United States are required to have a Data

Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number and be registered in the System for Award

Management (SAM) database prior to receiving an award. You will be disqualified if you either

fail to comply with this requirement or if your name appears on the excluded parties list. The

selectee will be provided with guidance regarding this registration.

NOTE: As of March 28, 2018, all new SAM.gov entity registrations will now require a signed

notarized letter identifying the authorized Entity administrator for the entity associated with the

DUNS number. Additional information on the format of the notarized letter and where to submit

can be found via the below Federal Service Desk link:

https://www.fsd.gov/fsd-gov/answer.do?sysparm_kbid=d2e67885db0d5f00b3257d321f96194b&

sysparm_search=kb0013183

Additional documents submitted will not be accepted. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. OFDA reserves the right to select additional candidates if vacancies become available during future phases of the selection process.

Applicants can expect to receive a confirmation email when application materials have been received. Applicants should retain for their records copies of all enclosures which accompany their applications. Your complete resume must be emailed to:

OFDA Recruitment Team

E-Mail Address: recruiter@ofda.gov

Website: www.OFDAjobs.net

Any questions on this solicitation may be directed to OFDA Recruitment Team via the information provided above.

Sincerely,

Renee Newton

Contracting Officer

Solicitation for USPSC Information Officer

1. SOLICITATION NO.: 720FDA18B00079

2. ISSUANCE DATE: August 21, 2018

3. CLOSING DATE/TIME FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: September 19, 2018 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

4. POSITION TITLE: Information Officer

5. MARKET VALUE:

GS-11 equivalent ($53,062 – $68,983 – not eligible for locality pay). Final compensation will be negotiated within the listed market value based upon the candidate's established salary history. Salaries over and above the top of the pay range will not be entertained or negotiated.

6. PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: Two (2) years, with three (3) one-year options

7. PLACE OF PERFORMANCE: Nairobi, Kenya

There may be an initial training program in Washington, D.C. for three months, which will include formal classroom training and on-the-job training; and may include security training. After completion of Washington training, the Information Officer will be assigned to the place of performance.

8. STATEMENT OF WORK

POSITION DESCRIPTION

BACKGROUND

The Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) is the office within USAID that is responsible for providing emergency non-food humanitarian assistance in response to international crises and disasters. OFDA is part of the Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance (DCHA) and is organized into six divisions.

The Africa (AFD) Response Division and the Asia, Latin America, Europe, and Middle East (ALE) Response Division are responsible for the provision of emergency humanitarian assistance through a grants mechanism to non-governmental organizations (NGOs), international organizations including United Nations (UN) agencies and to other partners to ensure the implementation and delivery of this assistance. These divisions also oversee OFDA’s non-response efforts in disaster risk reduction and resilience. AFD and ALE Response Divisions also coordinate with other organizations for the provision of relief supplies and assistance. They devise, coordinate and implement program strategies for a variety of natural and complex disaster situations. Both Divisions encompass groups of operations specialists who provide technical expert capability in assessing the quality and strategic function of disaster response and risk reduction activities. The AFD Response Division is divided into two teams: East and Central Africa (ECA), and Southern, West, and North Africa (SWAN). The ALE Response Division is divided into four teams: East Asia and the Pacific (EAP), Europe, the Middle East, and Central Asia (EMCA), Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), and South Asia.

The Operations (OPS) Division develops and manages operations for OFDA’s disaster responses by readying people and systems; projecting U.S. Government (USG) humanitarian capacity quickly into the field; and delivering material and technical assistance. The OPS Division maintains readiness to respond to emergencies through several mechanisms, including managing Urban Search and Rescue Teams, coordinating, staffing, training, and equipping Disaster Assistance Response Teams (DARTs), and Washington-based Response Management Teams (RMTs), and stockpiling emergency relief commodities in key locations around the globe to ensure OFDA’s capacity to execute and coordinate USG humanitarian assistance and response to natural disasters and complex emergencies. The OPS Division provides technical guidance and expertise in Disaster Logistics, Urban Search and Rescue, Operations Center management, activation/readiness, Civil-Military Liaison, and Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive Consequence Management. It also provides overseas support to OFDA offices and personnel and to other sectors necessary to ensure OFDA’s capacity to execute and coordinate USG humanitarian assistance and response to natural disasters and complex emergencies. The OPS Division is divided into four teams: the Disaster Assistance Support Program (DASP), Military Liaison Team (MLT), Operations Support Team (OST), and Overseas Administration Team (OAT).

The Program Support (PS) Division provides operational management support, including general administration, budget and financial services, procurement planning, information technology, human resources management including staff care, and contract and grant administration support to OFDA. The PS Division supports OFDA's mandate by providing innovative solutions in the areas of Information Technology, staffing, funds control, budgeting, human resource management, and procurement to facilitate timely disaster responses. The PS Division is divided into four teams: the Award, Audit, and Risk Management (AARM) Team, Human Resources Management Team (HRM), Budget, Finance, and Information Technology (BFIT) Team, and the Acquisition and Management (ACQ) Team.

The Preparation, Strategic Planning and Mitigation (PSPM) Division is responsible for the technical oversight of all OFDA response and mitigation programs, as well as preparation for response, mitigation, and disaster risk reduction activities. The PSPM Division houses technical experts in all sectors potentially affected by disasters, and leads the Agency in developing and promoting best practices for programming in these specific sectors. In addition, PSPM will be the focal point for technological innovations for humanitarian assistance in areas such as monitoring and evaluation, assessment, and information management. The PSPM Division is divided into four teams: Cross-Cutting Sectors Team, Natural Hazards Team, Health Team, Food Security, and Livelihoods Team.

The Humanitarian Policy and Global Engagement (HPGE) Division assists the DCHA front office, the OFDA Director and OFDA Deputy Director with tracking trends and policy developments in the humanitarian assistance field. It engages in policy dialogue with other parts of USAID, the USG interagency, other donors, multilateral agencies, and NGO partners; recommends strategies for action to DCHA; initiates development of policy and internal guidance for OFDA; maintains global relationships with implementing partners, other donors, and the broader humanitarian architecture; and engages with the UN to advance USG humanitarian policy objectives and promote humanitarian principles within the USG and internationally. The HPGE Division leads OFDA's communications and social media outreach to effectively communicate OFDA’s story to a variety of strategic audiences. It serves as the office’s primary interlocutor on strategic issues with other federal partners to provide guidance to OFDA on policy issues pertaining to the interagency, and to improve USG humanitarian coordination and response during large-scale crises. The HPGE Division staff manages global programs, policy and outreach, strategic communications, and interagency training and engagement. HPGE is divided into seven teams: Policy Team, Global Programs Team, Strategic Interagency Team, Strategic Communications Team, Global Capacity and Leadership Development Team, Public-Private Engagement Team, and the United States Mission to the UN (USUN) in New York, Geneva, and Rome.

INTRODUCTION

The ECA Regional Office is based in Nairobi, Kenya. The portfolios within the region are characterized by drought, floods, disease outbreaks, and conflict, resulting in acute food insecurity population displacement, and complex humanitarian needs. The Information Officer (IO) will play an integral role in supporting these humanitarian responses and should expect to travel within the region. The Information Officer will be based in the Nairobi office, and will work in conjunction with OFDA’s Information Support Unit (ISU) to support information and reporting needs throughout the region.

OBJECTIVE

OFDA requires the services of a Regional IO based in Nairobi, Kenya, in order to meet its objectives of facilitating regular reporting on emergency conditions, response activities, and analysis from the regional office as well as from country offices within the region.

9. CORE FUNCTIONAL AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The IO will provide full-time information support to OFDA’s Regional Office in Nairobi, Kenya. The IO will collaborate closely with other IOs on the ECA team based in Washington, D.C., or on temporary duty within the region to ensure that OFDA’s information needs are met in a consistent and timely manner. The ECA IO will travel to provide information support to country offices within the region. Duties will include collecting, synthesizing, and analyzing information pertaining to humanitarian emergencies and response efforts in the region, and drawing upon that information to produce internal USG reports, cables, and success stories or regional newsletters, as well as other duties as directed by the Senior Regional Advisor (SRA) or designee.

This position requires substantial daily coordination with the ISU and several OFDA staff members based in offices throughout the region; as well as with representatives from other USAID offices, Embassy staff, and the humanitarian community, and therefore require a highly collaborative work style. The IO must be prepared to function effectively in a challenging, dynamic, fast-paced work environment and be willing to adhere strictly to U.S. Embassy security guidelines. The USPSC may be required to serve as a critical component of a field-based DART, Washington, D.C.-based RMT, or backfill for other staff members in the overseas offices.

The IO’s responsibilities will include the following:

• Produce minutes, trip reports, meeting notes, updates, reporting cables, public reports, and other information products as needed.

• Work with USG colleagues in the region by contributing to field-produced information products, data-collection sites, and press materials.

• Attend humanitarian cluster meetings and collaborate closely with information counterparts from UN agencies and NGOs to ensure that all relevant humanitarian information is obtained and incorporated into USAID/OFDA field products, including official cables, and is provided to Washington, DC-based IOs in a timely manner.

• Serve as one of the principal points of contact for OFDA in the region for humanitarian reporting issues. Coordinate closely with both field and headquarters-based components of OFDA’s ECA Team and maintain regular contact with development assistance colleagues in the USAID Mission and/or US Embassy. Participate in humanitarian assessments (when possible), meetings with OFDA partners, and site visits in order to obtain information that will be included in field reports.

• Capture information shared during meetings, assessments, and conference calls to help facilitate and record team communication.

• Manage data and produce a wide range of public and internal information products such as maps, photos, tables, charts, images, and other visual aids created by the team and shared by partners.

• Maintain regular contact with the humanitarian community and represent OFDA on humanitarian reporting issues, as directed by the SRA. This will include but is not limited to UN agencies, international organizations, NGOs, USG personnel, donors and other governments’ authorities.

• Assist in the preparation of agendas and briefings for official USG visitors.

• Obtain appropriate clearances for all information products produced.

• Travel within the region to report on humanitarian conditions and OFDA responses both independently and as part of a larger team.

• As needed, serve on DARTs which may require immediate (within 24 hours) deployment overseas for an extended period of time.

• Travel to Washington, D.C. as needed for training, consultations with the ISU or ECA team, or to complete a rotation within the ISU or on an RMT.

• As needed, may serve on temporary details within the office or region not to exceed six months. Duties performed while on detail will be aligned with the Team’s existing duties and responsibilities as well as directly related to the scope of work provided.

SUPERVISORY RELATIONSHIP:

The IO will report to OFDA’s SRA for the ECA Regional Office based in Nairobi, Kenya, and maintain close coordination with OFDA’s ISU in Washington, DC. The ISU will provide appropriate training and quality control feedback to maintain a consistent standard for all OFDA information products.

SUPERVISORY CONTROLS:

The supervisor will set overall objectives and determine deadlines and work priorities. The USPSC will also communicate directly with the ISU regarding information requirements from the regional team in Washington, DC. The USPSC is expected to take initiative, work closely with the entire ECA team, and perform with moderate direction in responding to humanitarian emergencies as part of a fast-paced office environment.

10. PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The work is generally sedentary and does not pose undue physical demands. During deployment on DARTs (if required), and during site visits, there may be some additional physical exertion including long periods of standing, walking over rough terrain, or carrying of moderately heavy items (less than 50 pounds).

11. WORK ENVIRONMENT

Work is primarily performed in an office setting. During deployment on DARTs (if required), and during site visits, the work may additionally involve special safety and/or security precautions, wearing of protective equipment, and exposure to severe weather conditions.

12. START DATE: Immediately, once necessary clearances are obtained.

13. POINT OF CONTACT: See Cover Letter.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION

(Determines basic eligibility for the position. Applicants who do not meet all of the education and experience factors are considered NOT qualified for the position.)

Bachelor’s degree with significant study in or pertinent to the specialized field (including but not limited to international relations, political science, or disaster management) and three (3) years of relevant work experience with the USG, private voluntary organizations (PVOs), NGOs, international organizations, or UN Agency. Such experience must have a humanitarian focus and include on-the-ground field experience in needs assessment, analysis, or reporting on emergency relief program operations, or post-emergency rehabilitation. Excellent writing, editing, and communication skills. Excellent attention to detail and demonstrated ability to meet deadlines, multi-task, and work well with others in a fast-paced environment.

OR

Master’s degree with significant study in or pertinent to the specialized field (including but not limited to international relations, political science, or disaster management) and two (2) years of relevant work experience with the USG, PVOs, NGOs, international organizations, or UN Agency. Such experience must have a humanitarian focus and include on-the-ground field experience in needs assessment, analysis, or reporting on emergency relief program operations, or post-emergency rehabilitation. Excellent writing, editing, and communication skills. Excellent attention to detail and demonstrated ability to meet deadlines, multi-task, and work well with others in a fast-paced environment.

SELECTION FACTORS

(Determines basic eligibility for the position. Applicants who do not meet all of the selection factors are considered NOT qualified for the position.)

● Applicant is a U.S. Citizen.

● Complete resume submitted. See cover page for resume requirements. Experience that cannot be quantified will not be counted towards meeting the solicitation requirements.

● USPSC Application form AID 309-2. Applicants are required to complete sections A through I. This form must be physically signed. Electronic signatures will not be accepted.

● Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret up to Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information level clearance as provided by USAID.

● Ability to obtain a Department of State medical clearance.

● Must not appear as an excluded party in the System for Award Management (SAM.gov).

● Satisfactory verification of academic credentials.

APPLICANT RATING SYSTEM

The applicant rating system factors are used to determine the competitive ranking of qualified applicants in comparison to other applicants. Applicants must demonstrate the rating factors outlined below within their resume, as they are evaluated strictly by the information provided. The rating factors are as follows:

Professional Experience (15 points):

· Experience drafting and editing a wide range of information products, including memos, brief reports, meeting notes, talking points, or other official correspondence.

· Working knowledge of humanitarian issues.

Skills and Abilities (15 points):

· Demonstrated ability to communicate complex issues to a range of audiences through written products, accounting for political sensitivities.

· Demonstrated experience compiling large quantities of information—including triangulating disparate information—from multiple sources into key points.

· Demonstrated experience producing high-quality written products under short deadlines with multiple competing priorities.

· Demonstrated ability to remain flexible in a fluid work environment with changing priorities.

· Demonstrated ability to work well with others in a multi-cultural environment.

Interview Performance (30 points)

Writing Test (30 points)

Satisfactory Professional Reference Checks (10 points)

Total Possible Points: 100

How to apply:

APPLYING:

Applications must be received by the closing date and time at the address specified in the cover letter.

Qualified individuals are required to submit:

  1. Complete resume. In order to fully evaluate your application, your resume must include:

(a) Paid and non-paid experience, job title, location(s), dates held (month/year), and hours worked per week for each position. Dates (month/year) and locations for all field experience must also be detailed. Any experience that does not include dates (month/year), locations, and hours per week will not be counted towards meeting the solicitation requirements.

(b) Specific duties performed that fully detail the level and complexity of the work.

(c) Names and contact information (phone/email) of your current and/or previous supervisor(s). Current and/or previous supervisors may be contacted for a reference.

(d) Education and any other qualifications including job-related training courses, job-related skills, or job-related honors, awards or accomplishments.

(e) U.S. Citizenship.

(f) Optional: How did you hear about this opportunity? (FedBizOps, OFDA Jobs, Career Fair, etc.).

Your resume should contain sufficient information to make a valid determination that you fully meet the experience requirements as stated in this solicitation. This information should be clearly identified in your resume. Failure to provide information sufficient to determine your qualifications for the position will result in loss of full consideration.

  1. USPSC Application form AID 309-2. Applicants are required to complete sections A through I. This form must be physically signed. Electronic signatures will not be accepted.

Additional documents submitted will not be accepted.

By submitting your application materials, you certify that all of the information on and attached to the application is true, correct, complete, and made in good faith. You agree to allow all information on and attached to the application to be investigated. False or fraudulent information on or attached to your application may result in you being eliminated from consideration for this position, or being terminated after award, and may be punishable by fine or imprisonment.

To ensure consideration of applications for the intended position, please reference the solicitation number on your application, and as the subject line in any email.

DOCUMENT SUBMITTALS

Via email: recruiter@ofda.gov

Kenya: Statistician

Organization: UCSF Global Programs for Research & Training
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 31 Aug 2018

Background:

The University of California San Francisco (UCSF) is engaged in a five-year Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-Kenya (CDC-Kenya) to provide technical assistance to the Ministry of Health and its partners for conducting HIV and STI surveillance and survey activities, as well as program monitoring and evaluation.

We are recruiting an individual through our affiliated international NGO Global Programs for Research & Training to serve as a Statistician. This position requires a one-year commitment, with the potential for extension at the end of the period, subject to funding availability.

Under the supervision of the Medical Epidemiologist the Statistician will work with the UCSF and Global Programs in-country team and with investigators at the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI), HIV Implementation Science and Services (HISS) branch, the National AIDS and STI Control Programme (NASCOP), and other partners to support HIV surveillance activities.

Roles & Responsibilities:

• Supervise and support survey data collection procedures

• Supervise and support electronic transmission of data from the field to the data server

• Manage study databases and oversee data entry application

• Manage survey data cleaning process and regularly give data quality feedback to the field data collection team

• Provide survey progress reports to the survey coordinator

• Conduct statistical analysis of data and provide interpretation of results

• Supporting protocol development in relation to sample size calculations and sampling design

Minimum Requirements:

• A Master’s degree in statistics/biostatistics, computer science/IT studies, or related field with minimum three years working experience is required, or a bachelor’s degree with five years of progressive professional experience

• At least two years of relevant experience working with a DBMS (e.g. Access, MySQL).

• Proficiency in at least one software package (e.g. SAS/STATA/R) for analysis and data cleaning

• Experience with managing computer-assisted personal interview (CAPI) software such as ODK/CSPro/QDS, or similar

• Demonstrated oral and written communication skills

• Fluency in English is required

Preferred skills/qualities:

• Experience managing survey data

• Ability to prioritize, work under deadlines, work with minimal supervision and multitask.

• Knowledge of concepts of public health, epidemiology and surveillance

How to apply:

Qualified Kenyan nationals are encouraged to apply.

All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed in the minimum requirements above with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item. All applications must include the following:

· Cover letter

· Current CV with names and telephone numbers for three referees

· Salary history

Applications must be sent by email to HR.Kenya@ucglobalprograms.org with the email subject, Statistician by Friday, August 31, 2018.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Kenya: HEAD OF SALES

Organization: ZanaAfrica
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 30 Sep 2018

Overview

The HOS’s main responsibility is to provide leadership, direction, and resource stewardship to manage the growth of sales of menstrual products across all traditional and novel channels. As the company’s senior most sales team member in a current team of 8 in sales and 3 in operations, the HOS is accountable to the CEO for overall sales performance, the profitable achievement of sales goals including growth of the team, and expansion across locations. The HOS will expand sales across Kenya and East Africa, and work in partnership with the Head of Marketing who also leads our health products. Metrics for success include scale of sales against targets, ROI, and social impact.

Why ZanaAfrica?

ZanaAfrica ensures women and girls have a positive menstrual and reproductive health experience by improving access to transformative, reliable menstrual and reproductive health solutions. We are not just selling sanitary pads: we are building a movement to help women and girls confidently define their own reproductive health journey. As global thought leaders, we have helped forge policies on menstrual products including creating the data to build a case for impact; as a social enterprise, we have set a standard of Fast Moving Educational Goods. As we prepare to celebrate our 10-year anniversary, and having achieved significant learnings on product innovation and sales, we are just getting started.

Key responsibilities of the HOS

· Business strategy: Participate and contribute to the strategic planning process for the company, providing direction with regard to sales, distribution, business development, brand visibility, product development, and customer experience to drive growth and profitability; singularly accountable to achieve sales targets and reporting monthly and quarterly on sales to the senior management and board of directors

· Lead sales growth: Establish activity and revenue targets across accounts and locations for the menstrual products sales teams, in respect to both traditional and NGO channels; ensure cost-effective distribution, brand recognition, and sales team trainings for strong return on investment of activities

· Market insights: Carry out periodic reviews of market performance with the sales team and distributors to identify new competitor or market concerns, and new product or market opportunities, providing feedback and recommendations to company leadership team

· Change management: Lead the company’s sales change initiatives by continuously assessing the need for organizational or strategy change, championing change initiatives, and removing obstacles impeding constructive organizational change.

· Back End Operations: Provide managerial leadership to Sales Operations team, proactively assessing back-end operations, inventory management, and instating sales performance management systems to ensure a healthy P&L

A week in the life
If you are a purpose-driven sales leader, you will wake up every day excited to enact different parts of your strategy to ensure hundreds and thousands of girls and women have a new level of confidence, dignity, and self-determination. Some things you might be doing include to:

· Improve sales routes for sales reps in Nairobi

· Conduct strategic meetings with T1 and T2 supermarkets to list our product in their outlets

· Meet with finance to ensure smooth back-end operations and seamless stocking, and to ensure invoices and receipts match sales made with money in hand

· Source a UN or government agency tender contract and submit the application

· Present a year-to-date evaluation of our sales against targets, with learnings, for the Board

· Develop a back-to-school campaign with the marketing team

Does this sound like you? Qualities and qualifications include:

· You are all about rolling up your sleeves and get work done; you build out your team based on work you have done yourself

· You have at least 7- 10 years experience in a senior level position in sales, preferably in a FMCG environment; start-up or intrapreneur experience valued

· You bring a deep understanding of commercial markets (particularly for FMCGs) and fresh approaches to drive revenue growth

· You cultivate long-term relationships and leverage your networks to secure new accounts You understand and can create the instruments on the back-end to ensure sales has the infrastructure behind it to succeed

· You forge a diverse team, eliciting insights from them that might be contrary to your own for the betterment of the overall mission

· Creative and naturally curious; you are comfortable with complexity, and find unconventional solutions by thinking out of the box

· Making positive social change is a key driver for you

· You are not afraid to learn quickly, fail fast, and pivot to attain the bigger picture

How to apply:

Review of resumes will be on a rolling basis

  • Submit cover letter and resume to careers@zanaafrica.com, with “HOS application” as the Subject Address to Caroline Gitau; “Dear Sir or Madam” salutations will be immediately discarded
  • Your cover letter should include an explanation of your sales experience and why your background will contribute to ZanaAfrica’s objectives
  • The selection rounds include several meetings and, if you proceed to the semi-final rounds, an assignment will be issued
  • All prospective employees must pass a reference check including for child protection policies

Notes

  • ZanaAfrica does not discriminate on any basis and applicants from all communities typically overlooked are especially encouraged to apply
  • We use “she” as a gender-neutral term

Kenya: Communication Interns, 3rd or 4th Year, fluent in English or Swahili

Organization: Action Network for the Disabled
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 31 Aug 2018

Action Network for the Disabled (ANDY) is a National Disabled Persons Organization (DPO) working at all levels of community with the involvement of persons with disabilities to bring about positive change. It was founded by and for Children and Youth with disabilities in Kenya. It has been in existence since 2003.

ABOUT NIKOEDUCATABLE!

Under the education pillar, ANDY is currently providing scholarships and wishes to scale up the scholarship fund so as to ensure there are more enrolments, retention and transition of children with disability to the next level and ultimately get quality education. The initiative also provides assistive devices such as wheelchairs and crutches for children with disability to ensure that they are able to comfortably attend classes; while modifying selected schools for them to be fully inclusive and be able to accommodate students with disabilities.

To advance this organization's education pillar, ANDY is looking for a 3 months non-paid Communications Volunteer (We are willing to have you for more months based on your performance) to increase the organization's visibility. This opportunity will provide you with practical experience, networking opportunities and at the end of the contract a recommendation letter.

ROLES:

  1. Draft and edit the organization's online articles and newsletters

  2. Represent the organization in different forums

  3. Generate ideas on how to increase the organization's visibility

  4. When necessary create brochures, posters, flyers etc to be used in social and conventional media

  5. Generate creative ideas for fundraising and assist in writing proposals

  6. Attend to any other duty assigned

QUALIFICATIONS & PREFERENCE:

We are looking for a third or fourth year College /University Student pursuing a communication related course.

The individual should at least dedicate 2-4 hours a week of which most of the activities (online) can be done from home or office.

We are looking for an individual who can grow with the organization, and is able to bring new ideas on how to propel it.

The individual should have great writing and editing skills

The individual should also be fluent in Kiswahili and English.

NB: Youth with Disabilities are our first priority.

How to apply:

INTERESTED ?

Drop your 1 page resume and 1 page motivational letter to jobs@andy.or.ke by 31st August 2018

Kenya: CHIEF OF STAFF

Organization: Heshima Kenya
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 03 Sep 2018

Position Overview:

The main purpose of this role will be to offer management and support services to the office of the Country Director (CD) in a bid to enhance efficiency and service delivery both to the CD, internal and external clients.

Duties & Responsibilities:

1. Communication/ Information dissemination

  • Communicates directly, and on behalf of the CD, with other senior management staff, stakeholders, employees, and others, on matters related to the CD's programmatic initiatives.
  • Provides a bridge for smooth communication between the CD, internal departments and external client’s e.g The Board, partners, government bodies etc all in a bid to ensure transparent information flow to and from the CD’s Office.
  • Reviews correspondence and drafts responses for the CD as appropriate by fact-checking all

Communications, editing and proof-reading key documents as required.

  • Assists in the preparation of documentation for Board meetings, follows up on

Correspondence related to the CD‘s meetings with funders, partners, and key staff.

  • Supports managers in their communications and raising critical issues with the CD, and follows through to ensure that they receive necessary and timely responses and guidance.
  • Acts as eyes and ears to the CD by identifying and alerting him on potential problems or difficulties with program implementation in time for him to act effectively

2. Maintenance of Calendar/Meeting facilitator

  • Works closely and effectively with the CD to keep him well informed of upcoming commitments and responsibilities, following up appropriately.
  • Acts as a "barometer," by having a sense of the issues taking place on the ground and keeping the CD updated.
  • Completes a variety of administrative tasks for the CD including: managing an extremely active calendar of appointments; completing expense reports; composing and preparing correspondence that is sometimes confidential; arranging complex and detailed travel plans, itineraries, and agendas; and compiling documents for meetings.
  • Plans, coordinates and ensures the CD's schedule is followed and respected. Provides "**gatekeeper**" and "**gateway**" role, creating win-win situations for direct access to the CD's time and office.
  • Enforces rules for scheduling of meetings with the CD, and is capable of saying no to requests
  • Works closely with staff to schedule, invite and prepare participants to attend meetings initiated by the CD.
  • Prepares briefings for the CD’s meetings
  • Captures main take-away points at key meetings, and works to ensure follow up and monitors progress of next steps
  • Represents the CD in meetings and events as authorized by him.

3. Project management

  • Handles matters expeditiously, proactively, and follows-through on projects to successful completion, often with deadline pressures.
  • Supports the CD in monitoring & managing what’s happening in all programs
  • Develops and maintain an inventory of the key projects in which the CD’s awareness and involvement is necessary
  • Works with key staff to ensure the CD’s needs are conveyed, Project implementation is done in a timely fashion, and that demands on the CD’s schedule are understood /agreed on and at the same time, conveys the needs of these individuals and their departments to the CD for the requisite support to be accorded.
  • Oversees (assess, plan, execute) special assignments and projects for the CD in support of

Institutional priorities.

4. Research, Reporting & Record Maintenance

  • Conducts research, prepares analytical reports & assists the CD in developing reports, Presentations, speeches, publications, and educational materials.
  • Prioritizes, and follows up on incoming issues and concerns addressed to the CD, including those of a sensitive or confidential nature. Determines appropriate course of action, referral, or response
  • Drafts reports & correspondences on behalf of the CD
  • Identifies and provides information and recommendations to the CD on issues and opportunities that could impact the organization’s agenda and the successful execution of

the CD’s commitments.

  • Provides historical reference by developing and utilizing filing and retrieval systems, recording meeting discussions etc.
  • Prepares reports by collecting and analyzing information.

5. Advisor

• Ensures the CD receives adequate information regarding different issues, for ease of decision making

• Diplomatically talks the CD out of bad ideas by pointing out consequences or bringing in new perspectives

• Serve as an ‘honest broker’ by understanding the preferences of the CD & ensuring he receives a full range of perspectives

  • Set a process for monitoring potential risks & developing proactive policies to mitigate against the risks in question.

Crisis Management

• Acts as the primary person to inform the CD of crisis

• Develops plans for emergences/a standard process for managing crises, including creating an ad hoc team to address the specifics of an emergency;

• Tactically rations and manages the CD’s visibility in crisis (personal presence shows concern

and shows who is in charge)

Qualifications, Skills & Competencies

• Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, communication/PR or any other related field

• At least 3 years’ experience in a similar position, experience working in the NGO field is a plus

• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the CD, other members of the leadership team, the Board and committee members

• Must be well polished & cultured.

• Excellent presentation & report writing Skills.

• Must be computer proficient especially in Microsoft products including but not limited to PowerPoint

• Excellent scheduling, Organization and Time Management skills

• Proven ability to handle confidential and sensitive materials and situations

• Must be flexible in work hours and assignments

• Strong strategic and analysis skills, excellent problem-solving capacity

• Must be able to interact with a culturally and ethnically diverse population of beneficiaries, staff, and stakeholders

• Ability to maintain organized records and filing systems

• Ability to maintain confidentiality and conduct self with honesty and integrity

How to apply:

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

Your application should be sent to the address below indicating the position applied for in the email subject by close of business Monday 3rd September 2018. It should include a cover letter & a detailed CV (as one document in PDF format) with your contact details, details of current and expected remuneration, names and contacts of three referees, one of which should be your current supervisor.

Please note that Heshima Kenya does not charge any fees for receiving or processing job applications. Heshima Kenya is an equal opportunity employer.

NB. All applications should only be sent through the email provided.

Heshima Kenya/ RefuSHE

P.O Box 63192 – 00619 Nairobi Kenya

Email: hr2016@heshimakenya.org

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Kenya: Deputy Programmes Director – Science Support and Systems.

Organization: The African Academy of Sciences
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 31 Aug 2018

Organization Overview;

The AAS is a pan African organisation headquartered in Kenya, which aims to drive sustainable development in Africa through science, technology and innovation. It has a tripartite mandate of pursuing excellence by recognising scholars and achievers; providing advisory and think tank functions for shaping the continent’s strategies and policies; and implementing key Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) programmes that impact on developmental challenges through the agenda setting and funding platform, the Alliance for Accelerating Excellence in Science in Africa (AESA).

Position Overview

The Deputy Programmes Director is responsible for coordinating and enabling all aspects in the development of research support management initiatives aimed at enhancing the research environment and culture across the Academy. The position will work closely with the Director, Programmes in creating and implementing strategies to support the achievement of research goals and objectives of AAS programmes across Africa. The incumbent will also represent the Director, Programmes at external meetings and events as needed.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities;

· Guide the implementation of high quality, responsive, and timely activities that support the internal operations and program functions of AAS

· Participate in the development of AAS strategic and long-term growth plans. Play a key role in developing and shaping strategies for research and proactively generate, identify and pursue opportunities in priority areas for strategic development.

· Provide leadership for the transformation of research systems and management in Africa through supporting the development of research and innovation management as a profession

· Manage the implementation of efficient and effective processes to develop and support research activity and researchers, aligned to the priorities of the Academy Strategies.

· Manage the development and implementation of an organizational framework that ensures the best support for the research activities of the Programmes staff and Fellows

· Evaluate research tools and emerging technology and coordinate vendor relations as necessary.

· Facilitate effective partnership working between the Research Support Management team and Programs to improve research development and support, improve systems and processes for research performance monitoring and researcher development.

· Lead development, implementation and monitoring evaluation plans addressing logic models, strategic and program evaluation questions, data collection methods, analysis and reporting;

· Work in liaison with the M&E focal person to review, develop, continuously improve and embed implementation of policies/processes to ensure the submission of high quality proposals to funders

· Actively contribute to the development of research quality management systems and impact tracking systems and deliver improvements to processes

· Develop relationships to advise and give direction to Program staff and research fellows on maximizing applications for the best outcome for the Academy and individual performance

· Manage collaborative relationships with colleagues in other teams and other professional services to help achieve the Academy’s aims for a positive research culture and environment

· Develop and maintain repository of institutional knowledge to improve the overall quality of applications

· Deliver workshops to provide researchers and staff with best practice advice and guidance

· Provide professional leadership and support to a Research Support Management team. Manage and develop the divisional staff, offering coaching and enforcing performance standards.

· Provide business development support across all programmes especially those focused on scientific innovations.

Knowledge and Experience

· At least 8years’ experience working in higher education or the research sector with project management experience.

· Training experience in management, business and systems approaches would be an added advantage.

· Knowledge and thorough understanding of the Research Excellence Frameworks

· Knowledge and thorough understanding of M&E frameworks and how to develop programmes theory of change.

· Familiarity with the process of policy making to guide programmes implementation

· Technical knowledge of systems and tools for delivering and tracking programmes delivery

· Proven experience in facilitating technical and strategic design processes, and developing workflow processes and tools to support research initiatives

· A good understanding of current international, national and pan-African issues in research management

· Knowledge of the fields of sustainability reporting, sustainable development and innovation

· Be familiar with Sound knowledge of research and technical assistance processes in similar environments – nationally and internationally

Skills and Attributes

· Strategic thinker, ability to see the big picture and formulate strategies for the entire academy and contribute to achievement of the organization’s overall objectives;

· A talented and dedicated people manager, with a strong interest in growing and developing a team

· Excellence in building and managing relationship; be a strong networker

· A good communicator and experienced presenter, highly persuasive and an ability to inspire

· Excellent inter-personal skills, and an ability to represent AAS at all levels and in different cultural settings

· Highly organized with an ability to work independently whilst presenting strong teamwork skills

· Excellent social skills, friendly and easy to approach working style

· Good financial and budgeting capability

· Able to work in an international and multi-cultural setting

· High moral standing with impeccable integrity.

Academic Qualifications

· PhD preferred

· Master’s degree in a relevant field

How to apply:

All Applicants must submit a filled application form from the AAS website http://aasciences.ac.ke/silo/files/aas-job-application-form2.doc, curriculum vitae, and a cover letter submitted by email to recruitment@aasciences.ac.ke, with the Position and Vacancy Number as the Subject no later than 31st August 2018. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Kenya: Nutrition Expert

Organization: ACDI/VOCA
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 16 Sep 2018

Overview

Since 1963 and in 146 countries, ACDI/VOCA has empowered people in developing and transitional nations to succeed in the global economy. Based in Washington, D.C., ACDI/VOCA is a nonprofit international development organization that delivers technical and management assistance in agribusiness, financial services, enterprise development, community development and food security in order to promote broad-based economic growth and vibrant civil society.

Nutrition Expert, Kenya

Tanager, an ACDI/VOCA affiliate, is promptly seeking an experienced Nutrition-Sensitive Agriculture Expert for Impacting Gender & Nutrition through Innovative Technical Exchange in Agriculture (IGNITE) project funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. This 5-year project will improve household nutrition and women's empowerment by strengthening African institutions' ability to integrate nutrition and gender in agriculture interventions and business practices.

The Nutrition Expert will provide thought leadership on the development of tools, resources, and models that will facilitate the integration of nutrition into agriculture interventions. S/he will lead provision of technical services to IGNITE clients, supporting them to design, implement, and monitor nutrition-sensitive business strategies and agriculture activities in Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Nigeria, and Tanzania.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Lead the analysis of research and field assessments to identify nutrition-sensitive approaches that increase consumption of safe, nutritious food.
  • Co-create the design and implementation of interventions that increase household production, access to, purchase, and consumption of nutrient-rich foods.
  • Apply gender best practices to introduce innovative approaches to address barriers to intrahousehold allocation of food and joint decision making over household nutrition, income expenditure, and production decisions.
  • Develop and test tools that integrate both gender and nutrition into the design and implementation of agriculture activities.
  • Design and conduct participatory training and workshops on nutrition-sensitive agriculture for clients.
  • Support clients on development, refinement, and/or roll-out of nutrition-sensitive business policies and procedures.
  • Contribute to development of case studies that make the business case for integrating nutrition into agriculture activities and business plans.
  • Collaborate with evaluation partners in designing tools and evaluations that identify most effective and efficient models for increasing equitable consumption of safe, affordable, nutritious food year-round.
  • Support identification of local service providers; conduct trainings and other capacity building activities for identified local service providers; accompany local service providers in providing technical support to IGNITE clients.**QUALIFICATIONS:**

  • Master's degree in nutrition, public health, or a relevant discipline.

  • Minimum of 8 years of progressively responsible experience in sub-Saharan Africa, in at least 3 different countries; including a minimum of five years' experience facilitating training on nutrition-sensitive agriculture, leading nutrition analysis, and identifying nutrition-sensitive interventions for agriculture programs or organizations; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Demonstrated experience integrating nutrition into agriculture projects and knowledge of nutrition-sensitive agriculture concepts in sub-Saharan Africa; experience in West and East Africa preferred.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of and proven successful ability to design and conduct trainings and workshops and lead interviews, focus groups, and other formative research methodologies

  • Demonstrated knowledge of social and behavior change communication theory and techniques.

  • Understanding of gender-integrated agriculture concepts in Africa and ability to integrate a gender lens into nutrition-sensitive approaches.

  • Experience working with agricultural market systems, rural producers, farmers' associations, agribusinesses, private sector agricultural production, marketing, or sales, and/or governments.

  • Strong analytical skills, including ability to gather and analyze a variety of information pertaining to issues and to develop appropriate recommendations for action.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including demonstrated ability to write required documents in a clear, concise, well-organized manner.

  • Fluency in English, written and oral, required; French language skills strongly desired.

  • Ability to travel in Sub-Saharan Africa for up to 40%.

Applicants from African countries strongly encouraged to apply.

The applications will be reviewed promptly upon receipt, only finalists will be contacted. ACDI/VOCA is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities and people from diverse groups are encouraged to apply.

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Kenya: Gender Expert, Kenya

Organization: ACDI/VOCA
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 16 Sep 2018

Overview

Since 1963 and in 146 countries, ACDI/VOCA has empowered people in developing and transitional nations to succeed in the global economy. Based in Washington, D.C., ACDI/VOCA is a nonprofit international development organization that delivers technical and management assistance in agribusiness, financial services, enterprise development, community development and food security in order to promote broad-based economic growth and vibrant civil society.

Gender Expert, Kenya

Tanager, an ACDI/VOCA affiliate, is promptly seeking a Gender Expert for Impacting Gender & Nutrition through Innovative Technical Exchange in Agriculture (IGNITE) project funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. This 5-year project will improve household nutrition and women's empowerment by strengthening African institutions' ability to integrate nutrition and gender in agriculture interventions and business practices.

The Gender Expert will provide thought leadership on the development of tools, resources, and models that will facilitate the integration of gender into agriculture interventions. S/he will lead provision of technical services to IGNITE clients, supporting them to design, implement, and monitor gender-sensitive business strategies and agriculture activities in Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Nigeria, and Tanzania.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Lead the analysis of research and field assessments to identify gender-specific challenges and opportunities for female social and economic empowerment, particularly in household decision-making.
  • Co-create the design and implementation of gender activities that employ intergenerational and male engagement approaches.
  • Design and conduct participatory training and workshops on gender mainstreaming for clients.
  • Collaborate with evaluation partners in designing tools and assessments that identify most effective and efficient models for increasing women's empowerment in agriculture.
  • Advise on and support development, collection, and analysis of indicators for measuring gender gaps and empowerment; identify and mitigate risks for intended and unintended impacts; support collection of sex- and age-disaggregated data.
  • Support clients on development, refinement, alignment, and/or roll-out of policies and procedures to promote gender mainstreaming and equitable business practices.
  • Contribute to development of case studies that make the business case for integrating gender into agriculture activities and business plans.
  • Develop and test tools that integrate both gender and nutrition into the design and implementation of agriculture activities.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Advanced degree in sociology, anthropology, women's studies, gender studies, or other related discipline.
  • Minimum of 8 years of progressively responsible experience in Sub-Saharan Africa, in at least 3 different countries; with an international NGO mainstreaming gender equity into food security, nutrition, or agriculture programs.
  • Minimum of 5 years' experience facilitating training on gender, leading gender analysis and/or gender audits, providing gender technical support to organizations and institutions; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Proven successful ability to conduct gender analyses, including leading research teams, facilitating focus groups, and conducting interviews.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop evidence-based recommendations and interventions to promote gender equity and women's empowerment.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of social and behavior change communication theory and techniques.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including demonstrated ability to write required documents, analyses and reports in a clear, concise, well-organized manner.
  • Fluency in English, written and oral, required; French language skills strongly desired.
  • Ability to travel in Sub-Saharan Africa for up to 40%.

Applicants from African countries strongly encouraged to apply.

The applications will be reviewed promptly upon receipt, only finalists will be contacted. ACDI/VOCA is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities and people from diverse groups are encouraged to apply.

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Kenya: Consultant to conduct a Baseline Assessment on governance and livelihood for Youth with Disabilities in Siaya County

Organization: Action Network for the Disabled
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 29 Aug 2018

A baseline assessment will be conducted within Siaya county on disability and employment with a main focus on collecting and analyzing reliable and existing information across Siaya’s sub counties; Groups of persons with disabilities (DPG) will be used in the collection of the data and enhancing their capacities to use the data for advocacy; and linking social protection schemes with employment policies and strategies. The consultant will work with the county government in Siaya County, County statistics offices, DPGs, in inclusive and disaggregated data collection.

Data collected will be key to learn about the socioeconomic situation of persons with disabilities, and the barriers they face, including the specific barriers faced by youth and women with disabilities. The results of the baseline assessment will be used to inform the implementers, the donor and the involved stakeholders about the level of needed intervention and to enable an evidence based adjustment of the action if considered justified. The assessment will also be in ensuring the baseline information will be used in the project design and in benchmarking the project’s success or failure hence a need to provide specific data.

Analysis of the findings and a conclusion will provide the following: Determine the key barriers and enablers to access, uptake of employment opportunities among youth with disabilities.

Bridging the traditional concerns of politics and economics within youth with disabilities in Siaya County and how power and resources are distributed and contested including the implications it has for development.

· Determine current levels of knowledge, attitude and practice towards improving of economic levels among youth with disabilities within Siaya County and the contribution of policies on the same.
Determine the capacity of the County policies and formal response systems (including public, private, civil society organizations and community initiatives) to provide employment opportunities as well as increase economic levels among youth with disabilities and the various platforms they have laid out in Siaya so as to ensure Persons with Disabilities are targeted

  • Time-frame The assignment is expected to commence starting September 7th 2018 and is expected to take a maximum of 21 days, which includes desk-review, preparation, and implementation, report-writing

How to apply:

Mode of Application

All applicants should include the following:

  1. Cover letter

  2. Technical proposal: The technical proposal should include

a) brief explanation about the consultant with particular emphasis on previous experience in this kind of work b) Understanding of TOR and the task to be accomplished c)proposed methodology and d)draft work/implementation plan

  1. Copies of similar assessment done by the applicant.

  2. A written indicative submission on understanding of ToR, Methodolody / approach the consultant will use; time and time-bound activity schedule, financial issues (budget, number of people he/she will hire, costs per activity line – people, logistics etc)

  3. References 6. Resume; Applications with non-returnable CVs, testimonials and 2 samples of previous work related to this assignment (baseline survey reports) should be submitted on or before 29th August 2018: 5:00 pm via email to jobs@andy.or.ke

Kenya: Consultancy Training on Project Cycle Management (PCM)

Organization: Trócaire
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 24 Aug 2018

Terms of Reference

CONTRACT TITLE: Training on Project Cycle Management (PCM)

NATURE OF THE CONTRACT:Consultancy**

Duration:12 working days

Location: Nairobi

Organizational Profile

Trócaire is an Irish development agency that was established in 1973 by the Catholic Bishops of Ireland. Trócaire’s whose work is inspired by Catholic Social teachings, with an overarching commitment to social justice. Trócaire works in 11 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East, working through local partner organizations to deliver programs on issues relating to: Accountable Governance and Human Rights; Natural Resource Use and Resource Rights; Women’s Empowerment; and Humanitarian Preparedness and Response.

Introduction to Trocaire Kenya Programmes

Trócaire has been working in Kenya for over 30 years and established an office in Nairobi in 1994. We collaborate with over 20 local NGOs to deliver our Country Strategic Plan, which focuses on:

1) Accountable Governance: Public participation, social accountability and civil society space;

2) Resilient Livelihoods: Agricultural production, agricultural markets, livelihoods diversification, financial inclusion, regenerative natural resource management, community managed disaster risk reduction in ASALs, specifically Turkana, and Upper Eastern (Embu, Kitui, Tharaka Nithi)

3) Natural Resource Rights: Land and natural resource rights in the context of oil and gas industry in Turkana

4) Women’s Empowerment and Prevention of Violence Against Women and Girls: Personal empowerment, economic empowerment, attitude and behavior change, access to essential services, focused on adolescent girls and young women in slum settlements in Nairobi and Nakuru

5) Humanitarian preparedness and response: Emergency drought response in ASAL Counties

Purpose of the consultancy assignment

The objective of the consultancy is to deliver a comprehensive PCM training for Trocaire Kenya staff and partners.

Expected Outputs and Deliverables

The consultancy will consist of the following tasks:

  • Conducting a training needs assessment
  • Adjusting the existing training curricula for the target audience
  • Preparation of training modules (including handouts/handbooks for participants)
  • Delivering trainings (prepare and compile training pack for participants, including all relevant supporting materials ; agenda, presentations, handouts, group exercises, exercises for individual work, reference materials, evaluation forms, etc.)
  • Reporting (Upon the completion of the training delivery, the trainer will prepare a final report that will include, but will not be limited to: training goals and results achieved number of trainees, analysis of pre and after training knowledge, lessons learned and recommendations)

Qualifications of the Successful Consultants

Trócaire Kenya seeks to engage the services of qualified and experienced consultant(s)/consultancy firm to lead on this training. The consultant(s)/consultancy firm must have the following qualifications and experience:

● The lead consultant(s) must be qualified to at least a Master’s degree level.

● The lead consultant(s) must have at least 10 years’ experience in project management in the development sector

● Practical knowledge and experience in developing training curriculum and facilitating training workshops

● Demonstrated ability to write high quality, clear, concise reports in English.

● Sound interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team environment

Duties and Responsibilities

Consultant:

· Deliver the assignment in accordance with the TOR and contract

Trocaire

· Provide and ensure access to all required documentation for purposes of this assignment

· Ensure logistical requirements for field-based work are provided for the consultancy team (where needed)

Timeline and Contract Details

Time for consultancy shall be approximately 12 working days from end of September to Mid – October 2018The consultant shall pay the taxes, levies and other impositions levied under the applicable law and Trócaire will deduct such taxes as may be lawfully required (ie. withholding tax).Trócaire contract procedures and standards shall apply before, during and after the completion of the assignment.

How to apply:

Trócaire invites interested individuals and companies to submit the following application documents:

● A Brief Expression of interest outlining how the consultant(s) meets the selection criteria and their understanding of the ToR and methodology.

● Technical Proposal, not more than 7 pages outlining the approach and methodologies, complete with a proposed activities schedule/work plan with time frame.

● Financial proposal detailing consultant(s) itemized fees should be annexed on the technical proposals

● Names and CVs of individuals or team members proposed and their roles in the achievement of the assignment

● 3 professional referees (previous clients) and sample reports of similar assignments taken in the recent past

· 3 examples of similar pieces of work completed within the past two years

· Work references – contact details (e-mail addresses) of referees (firms for whom you’ve produced similar assignments);

· Sample of similar assignment previously delivered by your company but from the people named on the bid.

The proposal shall be sent, in soft copy, to hrkenya@trocaire.org with “**Training on Project Cycle Management” as the subject heading no later than 24th August 2018.**