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Kenya: Senior Technical Advisor, Agricultural Inputs – Kenya

Organization: Palladium International
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 30 Mar 2018

Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact – the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits.

For the past 50 years, we have been making Positive Impact possible. With a team of more than 2,500 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of more than 35,000 technical experts, Palladium has improved – and is committed to continuing to improve – economies, societies and most importantly, people's lives.

Palladium is a child-safe organisation, and screens applicants for suitability to work with children. We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status. Palladium seeks a Senior Technical Advisor of agricultural inputs for the anticipated USAID "Strengthening Agriculture and Regional Resilience (STARR)" activity that spans across all East African Community (EAC) countries (Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda), and additional countries in East Africa (Zambia, Somalia, Sudan, Djibouti and Ethiopia). The STARR activity will promote increased agricultural production, investment, trade and resilience to shocks and stresses in the East Africa region by addressing agricultural issues that can mainly be solved on a regional basis. STARR's interventions will be directed through four interrelated project component areas: 1) strengthening cross-border agriculture trade and value chains, 2) improved regional agricultural inputs, 3) strengthening resilience, and 4) strengthening the regional policy environment.

Purpose of Position

The Component 2 Lead will lead implementation of all activities aimed at achieving Component 2 goals of improved regional agricultural inputs to facilitate access to modern, innovative agricultural technologies and increase production throughout the region.

Duration: 4- 5 years Location: Nairobi, Kenya

  • Provide technical and managerial support to develop and implement innovative strategies to accelerate use of agricultural inputs in selected cross-border value chains, including fertilizer, pesticides, irrigation, feed, vaccines, and improved technology.
  • Provide technical support to improve access to finance for farmers, traders, distributors and other actors along the value chain to strengthen and promote adoption of high-quality inputs and new technologies.
  • Improve the distribution and availability of agriculture inputs through the development of agro-dealerships, cross-border agro-dealership associations, and other private sector networks.
  • Improve the availability of regional access to improved seed inputs, and support regional government institutions and the private sector to increase their capacity to produce and distribute high quality seeds.
  • Promote cross-border investments in the agricultural input sector.
  • Facilitate the interconnectedness of cross-border agricultural input market systems, scaling new technologies to increase adoption in the region, and promote policies with stakeholders across borders that will improve regional input distribution, input availability and adoption.
  • Other duties as assigned.

  • Advanced degree in business, agriculture, economics, international development or other closely related field.

  • Experience working with agro-input market systems.

  • Fluency in English and a local East African language required.

  • At least five years' experience in agribusiness in the East Africa region.

  • At least three years' experience on donor-funded projects for agriculture and agribusiness.

  • Experience working directly to target vulnerable groups and sustainably integrate them into market opportunities.

  • Preference will be given to local East Africa country candidates.

How to apply:

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Kenya: Senior Technical Advisor, Regional Policy Environment – Kenya

Organization: Palladium International
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 30 Mar 2018

Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact – the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits.

For the past 50 years, we have been making Positive Impact possible. With a team of more than 2,500 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of more than 35,000 technical experts, Palladium has improved – and is committed to continuing to improve – economies, societies and most importantly, people's lives.

Palladium is a child-safe organisation, and screens applicants for suitability to work with children. We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status. Palladium seeks a Senior Technical Advisor of regional policy for the anticipated USAID "Strengthening Agriculture and Regional Resilience (STARR)" activity that spans across all East African Community (EAC) countries (Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda), and additional countries in East Africa (Zambia, Somalia, Sudan, Djibouti and Ethiopia). The STARR activity will promote increased agricultural production, investment, trade and resilience to shocks and stresses in the East Africa region by addressing agricultural issues that can mainly be solved on a regional basis. STARR's interventions will be directed through four interrelated project component areas: 1) strengthening cross-border agriculture trade and value chains, 2) improved regional agricultural inputs, 3) strengthening resilience, and 4) strengthening the regional policy environment.

Purpose of Position

The Component 4 Lead will lead implementation of all activities aimed at achieving Component 4 goals including improved capacity of regional stakeholders to develop an open, trade-friendly and resilient agricultural policy environment.

Duration: 4-5 years Location: Nairobi, Kenya

  • Provide technical and managerial support to develop and implement innovative strategies to promote adoption and strengthen implementation of trade supportive policies in the region.
  • Support efforts toward harmonization of agricultural policies across East Africa region.
  • Coordinate with private sector alliances and other stakeholders, as well as regional policymaking bodies to ensure that regional policy initiatives are aligned with the needs of the private sector.
  • Address technical barriers to trade across East Africa region, encouraging the adoption of common industry standards, to improve trade facilitation.
  • Other duties as assigned.

  • Master's degree or higher in economics, international trade public policy, or a related area.

  • At least fifteen years (ten years with Ph.D.) of relevant experience, five of which should be in or on developing countries, preferably in East Africa.

  • Strongly preferred at least three years of experience managing and coordinating policy improvement activities.

  • Strongly preferred experience serving in an advisory capacity to high-level government officials or regional trade bodies such as EAC and COMESA on trade and agricultural policies.

  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with institutional and private sector partners and stakeholders in a multi-country setting.

  • Fluent in English, with excellent writing and communication skills. Fluency in one or more East African language is desirable.

  • Experience across East Africa strongly preferred. Preference will be given to local East Africa country candidates.

How to apply:

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Kenya: Director of Finance and Administration – Kenya

Organization: Palladium International
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 30 Mar 2018

Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact – the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits.

For the past 50 years, we have been making Positive Impact possible. With a team of more than 2,500 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of more than 35,000 technical experts, Palladium has improved – and is committed to continuing to improve – economies, societies and most importantly, people's lives.

Palladium is a child-safe organisation, and screens applicants for suitability to work with children. We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status. Palladium seeks a Director of Finance and Administration for the anticipated USAID "Strengthening Agriculture and Regional Resilience (STARR)" activity that spans across all East African Community (EAC) countries (Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda), and additional countries in East Africa (Zambia, Somalia, Sudan, Djibouti and Ethiopia). The STARR activity will promote increased agricultural production, investment, trade and resilience to shocks and stresses in the East Africa region by addressing agricultural issues that can mainly be solved on a regional basis. STARR's interventions will be directed through four interrelated project component areas: 1) strengthening cross-border agriculture trade and value chains, 2) improved regional agricultural inputs, 3) strengthening resilience, and 4) strengthening the regional policy environment.

Purpose of Position

The Director of Finance and Administration will provide advanced accounting and financial oversight for the Activity. S/he will manage all finance- and administration-related staff.

Duration: 4-5 years Location: Nairobi, Kenya Finance and Accounting

  • Provide wide range of financial and administrative management for the project.
  • Prepare and submit financial and other cost accounting reports to headquarters and USAID.
  • Maintain all budget tracking systems.
  • Maintain close coordination with Palladium home office with respect to all financial and budgetary issues.
  • Ensure that the financial and administrative activities are carried out in compliance with USAID and Palladium policies and procedures.

Auditing and Compliance

  • Serve as key point of contact for project audits by the USG and local authorities.
  • Ensure compliance with local labor and tax laws.

Procurement and Administration

  • Oversee procurement for the project in compliance with Palladium and USAID policies.
  • Oversee office support functions.

  • MBA/Master's degree in Business, Finance, Accounting or related field with 8 years of relevant experience, or Bachelor's degree with at least 10 years of experience in finance, accounting, or other relevant work.

  • Prior experience with a senior position in the financial administration for complex, large-scale projects for USAID.

  • Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills, including the ability to motivate subordinates as well as manage budgets and client expectations.

  • Demonstrated effectiveness in communicating with clients and project stakeholders.

  • Proven record of consistently outperforming targets.

  • Superior verbal and written communication skills required. Fluency in English required.

  • Experience across East Africa strongly preferred. Preference will be given to local East Africa country candidates.

How to apply:

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Kenya: Grants Manager – Kenya

Organization: Palladium International
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 30 Mar 2018

Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact – the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits.

For the past 50 years, we have been making Positive Impact possible. With a team of more than 2,500 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of more than 35,000 technical experts, Palladium has improved – and is committed to continuing to improve – economies, societies and most importantly, people's lives.

Palladium is a child-safe organisation, and screens applicants for suitability to work with children. We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status. Palladium seeks a Grants Manager for the anticipated USAID "Strengthening Agriculture and Regional Resilience (STARR)" activity that spans across all East African Community (EAC) countries (Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda), and additional countries in East Africa (Zambia, Somalia, Sudan, Djibouti and Ethiopia). The STARR activity will promote increased agricultural production, investment, trade and resilience to shocks and stresses in the East Africa region by addressing agricultural issues that can mainly be solved on a regional basis. STARR's interventions will be directed through four interrelated project component areas: 1) strengthening cross-border agriculture trade and value chains, 2) improved regional agricultural inputs, 3) strengthening resilience, and 4) strengthening the regional policy environment.

Purpose of Position

The Grants Manager will lead and oversee all grants administration, from calls for expressions of interest through to implementation. Duration: 4-5 years Location: Nairobi, Kenya

  • Ensure that grant management activities are carried out in compliance with USAID and Palladium policies and procedures.
  • Draft grants manual and related program documents.
  • Develop and implement a grants tracking system to ensure timely and accurate execution and monitoring of all grant agreements.
  • Maintain communications with recipients to ensure smooth administration of sub instruments.
  • Prepare and review grant documents.
  • Perform environmental assessments.
  • Review grant recipient reports and documentation for compliance with the agreement terms and conditions.
  • Identify opportunities for capacity building of grantees.
  • Liaise with technical teams as required.
  • Additional assignments in accordance with activity needs.

  • Advanced degree in Business, Finance, Economics, or relevant field.

  • At least seven years' experience managing grants for donor-funded projects. Experience with USAID-funded grants under contract highly preferred.

  • Prior experience managing grants for complex, multi-country initiatives.

  • Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills, including a demonstrated effectiveness in communication with clients and other project stakeholders.

  • Ability to manage large budgets and client relations/expectations.

  • Demonstrated ability to work under pressure with limited guidance.

  • Fluency in English and a local East African language required.

  • Experience across East Africa strongly preferred. Preference will be given to local East Africa country candidates.

How to apply:

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Kenya: Senior Technical Advisor, Agricultural Trade and Value Chains – Kenya

Organization: Palladium International
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 30 Mar 2018

Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact – the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits.

For the past 50 years, we have been making Positive Impact possible. With a team of more than 2,500 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of more than 35,000 technical experts, Palladium has improved – and is committed to continuing to improve – economies, societies and most importantly, people's lives.

Palladium is a child-safe organisation, and screens applicants for suitability to work with children. We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status. Palladium seeks a Senior Technical Advisor of agricultural trade and value chains for the anticipated USAID "Strengthening Agriculture and Regional Resilience (STARR)" activity that spans across all East African Community (EAC) countries (Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda), and additional countries in East Africa (Zambia, Somalia, Sudan, Djibouti and Ethiopia). The STARR activity will promote increased agricultural production, investment, trade and resilience to shocks and stresses in the East Africa region by addressing agricultural issues that can mainly be solved on a regional basis. STARR's interventions will be directed through four interrelated project component areas: 1) strengthening cross-border agriculture trade and value chains, 2) improved regional agricultural inputs, 3) strengthening resilience, and 4) strengthening the regional policy environment.

Purpose of Position

The Component 1 Lead will lead implementation of all activities aimed at achieving Component 1 goals of strengthening of cross-border agriculture trade and value chains. Duration: 4-5 years Location: Nairobi, Kenya

  • Provide technical and managerial support to strengthen cross-border VC trade and improve capacity to respond to shocks and stress. Focus value chains include but are not limited to: livestock, climate resilient staple crops, and horticulture.
  • Lead efforts to identify cross-border value chain constraints and address barriers that limit trade competitiveness.
  • Develop action plans for focus value chains in collaboration with other stakeholders such as regional institutions (EAC, COMESA, IGAD), governments, USAID, USDA and other actors.
  • Identify new regional and international market opportunities and facilitate medium to long-term private sector investment in value chain systems, supporting industries and infrastructure.
  • Improve the capacity of regional organizations and export-oriented actors in each value chain, such as associations and dealers, to address and facilitate cross border agriculture trade and barriers to trade.
  • Share results and learning with project leadership, Palladium, and USAID.
  • Develop strategies to target marginalized communities.
  • Other duties as assigned.

  • A Master's degree in agricultural economics, international trade, policy, business, agricultural science, economics, marketing, trade or other relevant graduate degree.

  • Fluency in English required and a local East African language preferred.

  • At least five years' experience in agribusiness and agricultural trade promotion in East Africa region.

  • At least three years' experience on donor-funded projects for agriculture and agribusiness.

  • Experience working directly to integrate target vulnerable groups into market opportunities.

  • Preference will be given to local East Africa country candidates.

How to apply:

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Kenya: Senior Technical Advisor, Resilience – Kenya

Organization: Palladium International
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 30 Mar 2018

Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact – the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits.

For the past 50 years, we have been making Positive Impact possible. With a team of more than 2,500 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of more than 35,000 technical experts, Palladium has improved – and is committed to continuing to improve – economies, societies and most importantly, people's lives.

Palladium is a child-safe organisation, and screens applicants for suitability to work with children. We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status. Palladium seeks a Senior Technical Advisor of resilience for the anticipated USAID "Strengthening Agriculture and Regional Resilience (STARR)" activity that spans across all East African Community (EAC) countries (Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda), and additional countries in East Africa (Zambia, Somalia, Sudan, Djibouti and Ethiopia). The STARR activity will promote increased agricultural production, investment, trade and resilience to shocks and stresses in the East Africa region by addressing agricultural issues that can mainly be solved on a regional basis. STARR's interventions will be directed through four interrelated project component areas: 1) strengthening cross-border agriculture trade and value chains, 2) improved regional agricultural inputs, 3) strengthening resilience, and 4) strengthening the regional policy environment.

Purpose of Position

The Component 3 Lead will lead implementation of all activities aimed at achieving all the cross-cutting Component 3 goals including improved ability of people, households, communities, countries, and systems to mitigate, adapt to and recover from shocks and stresses in a manner than reduces vulnerability and facilitates inclusive growth. Duration: 4-5 years Location: Nairobi, Kenya

  • Provide technical and managerial support to develop and implement innovative strategies to improve regional resilience, including crop and livestock storage systems, drought resistant cropping and livestock systems, and use of weather response and adapting technologies.
  • As this component is cross-cutting, ensure resilience efforts are closely linked and integrated across all other components.
  • Liaise with regional private and public stakeholders to ensure cohesive approach and implementation of resilience activities. These activities include trade enhancing systems such as efficient storage, transportation, and flows of crops and livestock across borders during emergencies.
  • Build capacity of regional institutions, private sector associations, regulatory officials, and cross border coordination bodies to prepare for and respond to key constraints during shocks.
  • Strengthen existing informal and/or formal regional level safety net programs.
  • Other duties as assigned.

  • Advanced degree in agriculture, animal husbandry, environmental science, economics, international development or other closely related field.

  • At least 5 years of relevant or associated experience in resilience-related areas of food security, trade policy, disaster risk management and mitigation, or climate-smart agriculture.

  • Prior experience working directly with agricultural/pastoral communities to improve their ability to adapt to shocks required.

  • Fluency in English and a local East African language required.

  • Experience across East Africa strongly preferred. Preference will be given to local East Africa country candidates.

  • Previous experience working on donor-funded international development projects a plus.

How to apply:

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Kenya: Communications Manager – Kenya

Organization: Palladium International
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 30 Mar 2018

Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact – the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits.

For the past 50 years, we have been making Positive Impact possible. With a team of more than 2,500 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of more than 35,000 technical experts, Palladium has improved – and is committed to continuing to improve – economies, societies and most importantly, people's lives.

Palladium is a child-safe organisation, and screens applicants for suitability to work with children. We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status. Palladium seeks a Communications Manager for the anticipated USAID "Strengthening Agriculture and Regional Resilience (STARR)" activity that spans across all East African Community (EAC) countries (Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda), and additional countries in East Africa (Zambia, Somalia, Sudan, Djibouti and Ethiopia). The STARR activity will promote increased agricultural production, investment, trade and resilience to shocks and stresses in the East Africa region by addressing agricultural issues that can mainly be solved on a regional basis. STARR's interventions will be directed through four interrelated project component areas: 1) strengthening cross-border agriculture trade and value chains, 2) improved regional agricultural inputs, 3) strengthening resilience, and 4) strengthening the regional policy environment.

Purpose of Position

The Communications Manager will lead implementation of the communications plan and related communication tools. S/he will also lead dissemination of activity communications to inform key audiences as well as the client of project progress and successes.

Duration: 4-5 years Location: Nairobi, Kenya

  • Support the development of project deliverables, including coordinating information gathering for monthly, quarterly, and annual reports and for annual work plans.
  • Design and implement communications strategy and tools to effectively communicate activities and progress (e.g., videos, visual images and infographics, press releases, social media, radio messaging, etc.).
  • Ensure appropriate branding and marking for all activity assets.
  • Maintain digital library of images and other communication tools.
  • Conduct media relations for the activity (including organization of press conferences and other high-visibility events).
  • Other duties as assigned.

  • Bachelor's degree in English, Communications, Journalism or a related field. Master's degree preferred.

  • Minimum of 5 years progressively responsible experience in communications.

  • Knowledge of the full-range of communications approaches, tools, and methodologies to plan and execute effective campaign strategies and programs.

  • At least two years' experience in international development, supporting donor-funded projects. Prior experience on complex, multi-country programs similar in scope preferred.

  • Fluency in English and a local East African language required.

  • Strong communications and writing skills are required.

  • Ability to travel throughout East Africa as needed.

  • Experience across East Africa strongly preferred. Preference will be given to local East Africa country candidates.

How to apply:

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Kenya: WOMEN ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT CONSULTANCY SHORT-TERM SCOPING STUDY FOR KENYA

Organization: World University Service of Canada
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 09 Feb 2018

1. BACKGROUND

Canada has recently launched a new Feminist International Assistance Policy (FIAP), which seeks to promote gender equality and empower women and girls in all of Canada’s engagements abroad. This is considered to be the most effective approach to reducing poverty and building a more inclusive, peaceful and prosperous world. Canada is committed to ensuring that women and girls are not just seen as beneficiaries of international assistance, but are recognized as actors, leaders and change agents have the potential to be in their communities and societies.

Canada’s country program for Kenya envisions promoting inclusive economic goals through economically empowering women and improving business development opportunities for Kenyan women and women-led enterprises. Women Economic Empowerment (WEE) programming should seek to plug critical gaps, use innovative approaches, leverage other donor support, and prioritize sustainability. The goal is to foster growth that we will help increase women’s access to economic opportunities and resources to help women and girls achieve the economic independence they need to take control of their lives.

Kenya’s economic performance over the last decade has been mixed, with deepening geographic inequality skewed against the drought-prone areas. Women and youth have borne the biggest burden of this inequality. They make a significant, although frequently “invisible” economic contribution, mainly in agriculture and the informal business sector, while men tend to dominate in the formal sector. Women make up nearly half of all small medium enterprises (SMEs), but their businesses tend to be smaller, are less likely to grow, and have less capital investment. Women entrepreneurs continue to be hindered by discriminative customary norms and practices and administrative barriers to starting and running businesses compared to their male counterparts, such as local access to capital and land ownership.

Education is a powerful tool for empowering women and girls and equipping them with skills to respond to the challenges that hinder them from playing a dominant role in economic development. Education gained especially through vocational training and skills development, enables women and girls to apply knowledge gained and actively engage in entrepreneurial development.

2. SCOPE OF SERVICES

The purpose of the scoping consultancy is to assist Global Affairs Canada (GAC) in identifying options for future development programming in women’s economic empowerment, as described in the background above. More specifically, the scoping exercise would include:

· Analysis: Identification and profiling of the current challenges, gaps, and issues related to women’s economic empowerment activities in Kenya;

· Mapping: Mapping other donor engagements, government programs and private sector investments in women’s economic empowerment in Kenya;

· Gap assessment: Identification and assessment of current gaps in women’s economic empowerment programing that align with Canada’s FIAP objectives;

· Partner and initiative identification: Identification of specific potential partners and initiatives (including project values) that align well with Canadian objectives, respond to identified needs and complement Canada’s existing programming in Kenya (including projects by the Pan-Africa program and bilateral projects on education, skills development, and employment creation);

· Recommendations: Recommendations to GAC on future programing opportunities within the WEE space in Kenya.

3. METHODOLOGY

The scoping exercise will be consultative and participatory, entailing a review of relevant literature, interviews with stakeholders and a gap analysis. As part of the scoping exercise, the consultant will be expected to seek the views of key national stakeholders including the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives, the State Department of Gender, the National Gender Commission, Vision 2030 Secretariat, the Ministry of Education (State Department of Post training and skills development), development partners and key players in the private sector (such as for example KEPSA).

4. EXPECTED DELIVERABLES

The following deliverables will be expected from the Consultant:

· A draft report for discussion and comments by GAC;

· A final report, incorporating comments from GAC and stakeholders, as appropriate;

· A presentation to the GAC Development team at the Canadian High Commission in Nairobi, Kenya based on the findings of the final report.

5. REPORTING

The key product expected from this scoping assignment is an analytical report that includes, but is not limited to, the following components:

· Title

· Table of contents

· List of acronyms and abbreviations

· Executive summary

· Introduction

· Description of the scope and methodology

· Analysis of key issues

· Mapping of existing investments

· Identification of programming gaps

· Programming recommendations, including presentation of potential programming partners

· Key findings and conclusions

· Recommendations

· Annexes

The report should not exceed 30 pages on A4 size paper (12 points Arial/Calibri font).

6. ESTIMATED LEVEL OF EFFORT

The assignment will commence immediately upon the signing of a contract between FSSP and the winning candidate. The duration of the assignment is up to a maximum of 20 working days to be completed within the shortest time possible following the signing of the contract.

Activity

Estimated Level of Effort

Inception meeting with GAC-1 day

Consultations, meetings, interviews with stakeholders and government partners-13 days

Analysis, synthesis, and preparation of draft report-4 days

Debriefing and presentation of draft report to GAC-1 day

Finalization and presentation of report-1 day

QUALIFICATIONS AND MANDATORY EXPERIENCE

The Consultant is expected to possess the following qualifications and experience:

· A Master’s degree in economics, gender and development, business administration or a related field, at very minimum;

· Extensive experience conducting scoping studies, with a strong working knowledge of business development (with specific focus on women entrepreneurship);

· Demonstrated knowledge and experience in programming on gender and economic empowerment;

· Knowledge of development programming modalities and partnerships;

· A minimum of 7-10 years’ professional expertise in economic/business development including enterprise growth;

· Good knowledge of Kenya’s economic growth projections, goals and targets;

· Demonstrated analytical, communication and report writing skills;

· Timeline and schedule: ASAP

7. OTHER COMPETENCIES AND CONSIDERATIONS

The successful consultant will need to demonstrate tact and discretion in their dealings with stakeholders. Canada has made no formal commitment to stakeholders engaged in women’s economic empowerment and it is critical that the actions of the consultant hired under this consultancy do not raise expectations with the donors, UN, NGOs and Kenyan authorities on future support from Canada. The Consultant should also have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and should be able to work independently with little supervision.

How to apply:

8. APPLICATION PROCESS

Candidates interested in this assignment are encouraged to email a succinct cover letter (not more than 500 words) outlining the candidate’s relevant experience and skills as per the requirements listed above, a CV (maximum of 4 pages) by Friday 9th February 2018, with subject heading “WEE – Kenya”, showing how the candidate’s background is linked to each item in the mandatory and other desirable competencies and other qualifications to fsspkesa.recruitment@wusc.ca.** In addition, candidates:

· Are required to provide a budget with details on their daily fee rate in US Dollar equivalent as well as other relevant costs anticipated to be incurred while undertaking this assignment;

· Must provide names and contact details of three references;

Only candidates that meet the mandatory requirements and other key competencies and considerations will be contacted.

Kenya: Project Technical Advisor- SRHR Services Delivery Strengthening

Organization: International Planned Parenthood Federation
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 09 Feb 2018

The International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) is the world’s largest non-governmental organization working in the field of sexual and reproductive health information and services. It has 6 Regional Offices, (Western Hemisphere based New York, East and South-East Asia and Oceania Region in Bangkok, Arab World Region in Tunis, South Asia Region in Bangkok, European Network in Brussels and the Africa Region in Nairobi, Kenya). The international secretariat is in London, UK.

IPPF Africa Regional Office has received donor funding from the She Decides Campaign to implement a multi-country project in Africa entitled ‘Improved Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights of Poor and Vulnerable People, especially women and girls. The 24-month project is expected to enhance the delivery and advocacy for SRHR services including supporting the IPPF Member Associations to enhance their capacity for resource mobilization, advocacy and data management systems in SRHR.

JOB PURPOSE

  • Ensure efficient and effective management of a multi-country project supported by the Government of Belgium to strengthen delivery and advocacy for SRHR services.

  • Accountable for the achievements of the project expected results as provided for in the relevant restricted funding projects documents and track, report on the implementation of the MA projects and ensure this is guided by the IPPF and donor policies and principles.

KEY TASKS

• Provide oversight and coordination of the project and advise IPPF ARO and other relevant stakeholders on all stages of the project cycle and implementation of the project

• Facilitate effective partnership building with all relevant stakeholders to the project in each country and at the regional level

• Ensure that MA expenditures meets the donor requirements and that the financial reports meet the scheduling and quality requirements

• Collaborate closely with IPPF ARO Operations and Finance team to monitor the project budget and update IPPF ARO on actual expenditure versus budget throughout the year on projects

• Prepare and contribute to all reports required by the donor and IPPF ARO, in collaboration with the MAs, and provide clarifications and data as required to the donor and IPPF ARO

• Build and maintain positive relationships with all members of staff and contacts within and outside the Federation

• Implement an effective approach to project planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the project

• Develop a dissemination strategy of lessons learnt and best practices from the project and other restricted projects related to SRHR service delivery within the Africa Region, which will contribute to the IPPF’s knowledge management SRHR service delivery scale up.

Technical Assistance to MAs

• Provide technical support and guidance to MAs in all stages of the project (project development, project implementation, capacity building, monitoring and evaluation)

• Ensure the delivery of services are in compliance with IPPF Quality of Care Standards

• Actively engage in all priority initiatives in the Programmes Department and enabling services initiatives

• Contribute to ensuring IPPF ARO Business Cycle is implemented as required and to provide oversight for efficient programme management in assigned MAs

• Participate in the ARO review and recommendation of MA’s Annual Programme Budget, Half Year and Annual Reports

• Provide guidance, review and recommend MA’s Annual Programme Budget, Half Year and Annual Reports

• Collaboration with Technical Advisor-Operations to oversee programme budgets, monitoring expenditure and costs against benefits that are realised as the programme progresses

• Build capacity of the MAs in effective management of restricted projects

• Support assigned MAs in diversifying their resource base to strengthen their SRHR program and position the MA as a leading organisation in SRHR

• Strengthen the capacity of MAs to develop innovative programmes in SRHR

• Take the lead in identifying and promoting the sharing of good practices and introduction or implementation of innovative approaches for MAs to achieve set targets

• Build strategic partnerships with the government, civil society, bilateral and multilateral organisations to implement programmes in the assigned MA's

• Collaborate with other ARO departments and units to support the programme

• Support MA to strengthen collaboration and partnership with other stakeholders

EDUCATION & QUALIFICATIONS

• Master’s Degree in Public Health, Health Services Management, Reproductive Health, Social

• At least seven (7) years’ experience in a similar position

• Experience in managing comprehensive SRHR service delivery programmes/projects in Africa

• Experience in multi-country project co-ordination, monitoring and evaluation.

• Experience in working with several donors

• Experience in effective management of budgets in line with donor requirements.

• Strong analytical skills

• Excellent relationship and team management skills

• Oral and written communication skills

• Interpersonal and negotiation skills

• Knowledge of French and English is a must

How to apply:

Qualified persons with the requisite qualification and skills are invited to submit their detailed curriculum vitae and cover letter to hroffice@ippfaro.org and received on or before 9th February 2018.

For more details on the job descriptions visit www.ippfar.org

Only qualified and shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

IPPF has​ been made aware of various fraudulent vacancy announcements circulated via e-mail from websites falsely stating that they are issued by or in association with IPPF. These correspondences, which may seek to obtain money from the recipients of such correspondence are fraudulent and IPPF does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview, meeting, processing, training or any other fees).

“Applicants openly living with HIV/AIDS are eligible and encouraged to apply.”

IPPF is an equal opportunity employer.

Kenya: Re-Advertisement: Management Information System (MIS) Officer

Organization: Danish Refugee Council
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 14 Feb 2018

Candidates who applied previously need not re-apply

BACKGROUND
The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) has been providing relief and development services in the Horn of Africa since 1997. Using a protection of human rights framework, DRC has mainly focused on Somalis who are displaced by conflict. Programmes include protection, livelihoods, food and NFI distribution, water and sanitation, and advocacy amongst others. There are 4 main programme offices in Somali region, one in Yemen, one in Kenya and one regional office in Nairobi. There are also non-operational region wide initiatives, focusing on advocacy and capacity building, which are supported from the Nairobi regional office. Currently there are over 150 DRC staff in the region. The last 2 years have seen some growth in programme size, but primarily there has been a growth in the number of support and management functions demanded and required by the programme offices, in order to maintain quality and accountability.

PURPOSE
The primary purpose of the MIS officer is to provide technical support services and be the main point of contact for IT related issues in DRC Kenya offices. The MIS Officer advises DRC management on IT solutions that will best help the organization grow and perform more efficiently. Also working with DRC consultants and companies from beginning to end, outlining the most effective resources and oversee projects through design, development to completion.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
Support Services

  • Function as the main point of contact for IT related issues in the use of computers, software and other communication equipment
  • Design, develop and maintain computer networks
  • Provide technical advisory services in relation to new networking or appropriate technology for office use
  • Troubleshoot/diagnose IT problems and react accordingly
  • Advise and instruct staff (users) on IT best practices, internet and e-mail usage and appropriate course of action where problems are encountered
  • Liaise with Regional IT Manager on IT equipment that need repair/replacement
  • Prepare an inventory schedule of all IT equipment and software in use
  • Carry out simple and brief, on the job training for staff as required.
  • Carry out computer audit trails
  • Perform preventive maintenance services of IT equipment and peripherals as needed and on schedule
  • Interface with users to identify computer related needs and provide appropriate software/hardware support applicable to those needs
  • Assist with the release of information relating to systems upgrades and changes to processes
  • Servicing of IT power systems / backup

Database/Networking/ Internet

  • Monitor DRC Kenya offices links utilization to ensure optimum services availability
  • Liaise with the Regional IT Manager regarding issues/faults in a timely manner
  • Oversee the Kenya Program Office computer networks to ensure that they function smoothly
  • Install all new hardware, systems, and software for networks.
  • Install, configure, and maintain network services, equipment and devices.
  • Support administration of servers and server clusters located at the Regional Office remotely
  • Plan and support network and computing infrastructure.
  • Perform troubleshooting analysis of servers, workstations and associated systems
  • Document network problems and resolution for future reference
  • Monitor system performance and implement performance tuning.
  • Oversee software and network security.
  • Monitor bandwidth utilization amongst the users
  • With guidance from regional IT Manager, create and manage online and server based databases
  • As required, provide networking and internet services upgrade solutions

Backup, Antivirus & Security

  • Perform data backups of all systems both on premise and clouds as scheduled and ensure data integrity
  • Configure centralized antivirus admin kit and ensures antivirus program is up-to-date
  • Manage user accounts, permissions, email, and anti-virus, anti-spam

Maintain high systems availability and redundancy

  • Assist the Regional IT Manager to maintain system performance and react pro-actively to issues to maximize uptime
  • Continually perform preventative maintenance
  • Assist with system upgrades and rollouts
  • Maintain high availability of servers

Reporting

  • Prepare a comprehensive monthly report of the IT occurrences to Program Support Coordinator, HoFA and the Regional IT Officer.
  • Analysis of communication bills and implement the necessary controls in the office
  • Perform any other IT related assignment allocated within the specified time

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology or other related field from a recognized institution
  • At least 4 years’ experience working in a busy IT support environment
  • Demonstrable experience in Virtualization and cloud computing
  • Experience of working with networked computing systems/windows TCP/IT networking experience
  • LINUX servers administration skills
  • Knowledge of and competence in Microsoft operating systems and office suites
  • High level of hardware/software trouble shooting experience
  • Quick in learning new systems
  • Not afraid of heights and ability to climb communication towers to mount radios
  • Able to work under harsh and extreme conditions, good judgment and problem solving skills
  • Demonstrate a customer-focused, motivated and pro-active approach to your work
  • Excellent communication skills, and fluent in spoken English and Kiswahili
  • Strong planning, organization and problem solving skills with ability to work hands-on, independently, and within team in a difficult work environment
  • The MIS officer must have excellent supervisory skills and must be able to communicate with management and users topics relating to the operation of an MIS system.
  • The individual must also have excellent knowledge of enterprise networks and systems, consisting of servers and mid-range computers, IT hardware and infrastructure support, microcomputer management, data management and security.

DRC CORE COMPETENCIES
In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’ five core competencies:

  • Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process.
  • Collaborating: You involve relevant parties and encourage feedback.
  • Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.
  • Communicating: You listen and speak effectively and honestly.
  • Demonstrating integrity: You act in line with our vision and values.

POSTING DETAILS:
Location: Nairobi with frequent field travel
Contract Duration: 11 months
Reports to: Field Coordinator and HoFA
Supervises: IT Assistants in field offices

GENERAL
Commitments: DRC has a Humanitarian Accountability Framework, outlining its global accountability commitments. All staff are required to contribute to the achievement of this framework (http://www.drc.dk/HAF.4265.0.html).

How to apply:

APPLICATION PROCESS
Qualified candidates are invited to submit their applications which should include a 1-page cover letter clearly stating their motivation and qualifications and a CV. Applications should include contact details of three professional referees who have supervised the candidate in the last five years. One referee must be the applicant’s most recent manager. Only applications that address the stipulated duties and meet the required qualifications will be considered. Applications should be sent no later than: 14th February 2018

If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please contact job@drc.dk

Danish Refugee Council does not charge any kind of fee at any stage of the recruitment process nor does it use recruitment agents.