Monthly Archives: February 2018

Accountant/Administrative Officer Job

POSITION TITLE                    Accountant/Administrative Officer


The Accountant/Administrative Officer is responsible for managing the office finances and assisting with administrative issues.  We are is looking for a reliable accountant to grow with the organization.


The Accountant/Administrative Officer’s responsibilities include, but will not be limited to:

  •   Financial responsibilities

o       Managing petty cash system

o       Verifying the accuracy of all purchase orders and supporting documentation

o       Tracking and entering into Quickbooks all office financial transactions

o       Maintaining the financial filing system in accordance with guidelines

o       Paying taxes to the appropriate authorities when necessary

o       Managing accounts receivable and accounts payable

o       Reconciling the bank accounts

o       Compiling quarterly and annual financial reports for the management

o       Providing financial information on request.

o       Liaising with regulatory bodies or approved consultants to ensure compliance by the organization for financial related matters.

o       Other tasks as required

  •   Administrative responsibilities

o       Assisting in managing the Human Resource function, including maintaining leave calendars, drafting employment agreements and other documents, and updating health insurance enrollment information

o       Ensuring all assets are tagged and keeping record of movement of assets

o       In link with the Finance Director, organizing the procurement of the goods and services for


o       Managing relationship with office complex and organizing logistics for the office

o       Providing support in logistics & travel arrangements to be made as per requirements

o       Providing support in organizing global conference calls, meetings, workshops and other events

o       Other tasks as required


The Accountant/Administrative Officer reports to the Operations Director.


This position is permanent with an initial probation period of three months.


  •   This position is Nairobi-based.
  •   The position requires the holder to be able to undertake tasking at short notice.
  •   The position requires the holder to be able to work effectively and efficiently with minimum supervision. The selected candidate must be able to plan and manage their own time effectively.


  •   CPA 11 minimum

Degree in Accounting, Commerce, Business Administration or other relevant areas preferred

  •   2-3 years of work experience in accounting including:

o       Keeping office financial records for a small to medium sized organization

o       Submitting taxes to appropriate local authorities

o       Preparing financial reports

o       Maintaining a petty cash system

  •   Skills and attributes:

o       Strong problem solving and communication abilities

o       Organized and self-motivated

o       Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel required; proficiency with Quickbooks preferred

o       Possesses honesty, integrity, and strong work ethic

o       Reliable and punctual in quality and timing of work

o       Collaborative and thrives in a team environment

o       Excited by and open to new ideas and new ways of doing things

o       Cooperative and supportive attitude and behaviour

  • Willingness to take on additional areas of responsibility relevant to the role

How to apply;

Please send your updated cv to no later than 5pm, 02/03/2018

Kenya: Chief of Party, Irrigation and Agriculture

Organization: Winrock International
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 01 Apr 2018


Chief of Party, Irrigation and Agriculture

Effective with the release of this position announcement, Winrock International will be recruiting applicants for the position of Chief of Party within its Water Group. The responsibilities, duties, and qualifications are described in the attached position description.

Position is contingent upon receipt of donor funding.


Winrock International is a nonprofit organization that works with people in the United States and around the world to empower the disadvantaged, increase economic opportunity, and sustain natural resources. By linking local individuals and communities with new ideas and technology, Winrock is increasing long-term productivity, equity, and responsible resource management to benefit the poor and disadvantaged of the world.


The annual salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Excellent benefits.


Applicants should go to

and submit a current resume and cover letter referencing “Chief of Party – Irrigation and Agriculture” by April. 1, 2018. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis so interested applicants are encouraged to apply prior to the deadline.

Winrock would like to thank all applicants for their interest but only candidates who meet all requisite criteria and are short listed will be contacted.



POSITION TITLE: Chief of Party (COP), Irrigation and Agriculture

LOCATION: Nairobi, Kenya


REPORTS TO: Senior Director, Water


Winrock is seeking Chief of Party candidates for a USG-funded project that will support the sustainable development of small and medium irrigation schemes across the country. The project will work with the Kenyan government to construct several irrigation schemes and directly benefit at least 2,500 farmers. In conjunction with construction, the project will integrate interventions in governance, agricultural production and finance to enhance sustainability. The COP will provide overall leadership and direction for the project. The project will be based in Nairobi, Kenya with frequent travel in country.

Position is contingent upon receipt of donor funding.


  • Provide overall technical leadership and administrative oversight in order to achieve the results of the program, including supervising the technical direction of the program including scheme construction, capacity building of irrigation scheme water user associations and agricultural cooperatives, value chain interventions and finance interventions to increase farmer’s access to credit and attract private-sector investment in irrigation.

  • Oversee and be responsible for financial and administrative aspects of the program including managing the budget.

  • Oversee project partners in charge for carrying out varied technical aspects of the program including agricultural production, governance, and enhancing access to credit.

  • Provide supervision, support, and direction to long- and short-term staff.

  • Monitor program indicators and achievement against targets, evaluate program outcomes and challenges, and adapt technical and management strategies to meet or exceed results and objectives and achieve deliverables.

  • Ensure that program approaches are inclusive and that women and marginalized groups are active participants and beneficiaries.

  • Prepare annual work plans and progress reports, and monitor the implementation of planned components and interventions.

  • Interact directly and on a regular basis with the donor and other key partners and stakeholders including government, agribusinesses, banks, and other financial institutions.

  • Participate in regular field visits to the project areas to assure project progress towards activity objectives and goals.

  • Coordinate and communicate on a regular basis with Winrock’s Home Office.

  • Manage relationships with other USG implementing partners and donor projects.


  • Provide leadership to effectively integrate strategies, approaches, and partnerships.

  • Build collaborative relationships and partnerships with potential to sustain and scale up irrigation scheme and agribusiness value chain investments.

  • Represent Winrock at meetings and events as required.

  • Provide oversight for program systems and procedures, ensuring successful operational management, and compliance with established Winrock accounting principles and USG regulations.

  • Manage sub-contracts to ensure high quality, timely deliverables.

  • Prepare and submit quarterly reports on progress of activities and achievement of program results to USG.


  • Minimum 10 years’ experience working in agriculture, irrigation scheme construction and management and value chain development; experience working with banks, impact investors, or private sector on finance, public-private partnerships or other investments strongly preferred

  • Minimum 10 years’ experience working on integrated programs that cover multiple fields of expertise (construction, governance, agricultural production, private sector partnerships, and microfinance)

  • Minimum 10 years’ progressively responsible supervisory work experience managing complex international development programs of similar size and scope, including direct supervision of professional and support staff required.

  • Proven record of leveraging private sector investment and achieving development impact in similar projects focusing on irrigation and/or agriculture development, private sector development, and related fields.

  • Experience working in irrigation/construction and agricultural supply chains in East Africa strongly preferred.

  • COP or Program Director experience on USG-funded projects is strongly preferred.

  • Experience must demonstrate the ability to effectively manage a large team

  • Technical and managerial experience in East Africa is required.


    Advanced degree in finance, business, environment, natural resource management, resource economics, agriculture, or related international development field.

    Experience, Skills & Knowledge:

  • Experience in East Africa, especially in Kenya

  • Technical knowledge of construction, irrigation, agriculture, value chain development, and finance

  • Knowledge of USG policies and procedures as related to project management

  • Excellent management, communication, and organization skills are required.

  • Must have the ability to build coalitions and networks that can provide synergies and sustainable solutions for low emissions development.

  • Must be comfortable in high-level representational and networking role as well as interacting with local stakeholders and beneficiaries.


  • Fluency in English and strong written English is required.

How to apply:

Applicants should go to

and submit a current resume and cover letter referencing “Chief of Party – Irrigation and Agriculture” by April. 1, 2018. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis so interested applicants are encouraged to apply prior to the deadline.

Kenya: Knowledge Management Advisor

Organization: Faith to Action Network
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 25 Mar 2018

Faith to Action Network seeks a Knowledge Management Advisor to manage and implement a new EU-funded advocacy project. The project aims at promoting cultural diversity & respect for equal dignity of all people in Burundi, Egypt, Kenya, South Sudan, Tanzania & Uganda through interfaith and intercultural dialogue and cooperation.

An important component of this role is to oversee Faith to Action Network’s Knowledge Management and Capacity Strengthening strategy and to support Faith to Action Network in harnessing, developing, sharing and effectively using organisational data, learning and knowledge to improve organisation-wide activities, current practice and future developments.

The position will be entrusted with all technical and financial aspects of project cycle management of this new project, including subgrants management, monitoring and evaluation, and reporting. In addition, the position will develop and implement a scale up strategy of pilot projects with a focus on knowledge management, documentation of outcomes, lessons and methodologies, resource mobilization and institutional capacity strengthening.

About Faith to Action Network

Faith to Action Network supports faith actors empower people to live healthy, peaceful, quality lives. We focus on issues that faith actors are grappling with, including sexual and reproductive health and family planning; gender equality and women’s rights; pluralism and understanding.

As a global interfaith network of more than 100 Bahai, Buddhist, Christian, Confucian, Hindu and Muslim faith organisations, we combine innovative, evidence- and faith-backed community based programming with national, regional and international dialogue and advocacy to influence change at all levels. We meet international standards of quality and accountability and ensure the relevance of our interventions to the everyday lives of faith communities.

How to apply:

To apply or to download further information on the required qualifications, skills and experience for this exciting role, please visit

The deadline for applications is 25th March 2018.

Applications should be submitted to

Applications should include a full curriculum vitae (including comprehensive details of key achievements and responsibilities, a list of references and current salary) along with a covering letter addressing the job description and person specification and indicating motivation for the role.

This is a full-time position based in Nairobi and the salary is competitive and commensurate with the seniority of the appointment.

Faith to Action Network is committed to equal opportunities and cultural and religious diversity. Candidates from all sections of the community are welcome to apply. Candidates must have the right to work in Kenya. This requirement will apply to all applicants irrespective of their nationality.

Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist Job in Kenya,Salary over Ksh 200,000

REF: Amref/RMNCAH/2018/02-04

Senior Technical Advisor for Child, Early and Forced Marriage (CEFM) and Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C)

Department/Program/Project Rmnchah Program/The Koota Injena Project

Physical Location: Marsabit

Amref Health Africa is the largest international health development organisation based in Africa. Working with and through African communities, health systems and governments, Amref Health Africa’[’s vision is for lasting health change in Africa and is committed to improving the health of people in Africa by partnering with and empowering communities, and strengthening health systems. With headquarters in Kenya, Amref Health Africa has offices in Ethiopia, Uganda, South Sudan, Kenya, Tanzania, Southern Africa and West Africa providing services to over 30 countries. Employing over 900 staff and with an annual operating budget of approximately $100 million, Amref Health Africa is a knowledge resource for donors and partners. For more information on Amref Health Africa, please visit

USAID/Washington awarded the Koota Injena Cooperative Agreement to Amref Health Africa, Inc. in partnership with Food for the Hungry (FH). The three year project from October 1, 2017 until September 30, 2020 will be implemented in two counties in the pastoral communities of Kenya. The goal of the project is to implement and provide evidence on the effectiveness of engaging clans and clan leaders as levers of bringing attitudinal and norm change towards the abandonment of Child, Early and Forced Marriage (CEFM) and Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C), and re-define the value of the girl among the clan members of the Samburu, Borana, Rendille and Gabra communities in Kenya’s Samburu and Marsabit Counties. To fulfil its mission, the Koota Injena project is looking for a Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) Specialist to join its team:

Under the supervision of the Senior Technical Advisor for CEFM and FGM/C and in collaboration with other team members, the M&E Specialist will provide technical leadership to capture program intervention activities and results, ensure high-quality, timely, valid and verifiable data collection and analysis, and develop and implement a learning agenda.

Experience Required

  • Minimum four years of post-Master’s experience with research, analysis, gender-sensitive monitoring and evaluation, training, and linking research to programmatic activities are essential.
  • Experience with CEFM, FGM/C, and PYD strongly preferred and past experience with USAID project management – including and especially quarterly data analysis and report writing preferred.

Education, Skills & Competencies Requirements

  • Master’s Degree in a relevant discipline (e.g., Public Health, Behavioral Sciences, Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, Demography, International Development, Anthropology)
  • Extensive experience with designing and implementing M&E frameworks, tools, and systems, preferably for USAID Activities;
  • Experience strengthening the implementing organizations to in the development and use of Monitoring Information System (MIS)/M&E tools, including facilitating trainings and providing after-adoption follow-up coaching for field staff;
  • Experience in developing and delivering M&E trainings for field staff, and in providing ongoing M&E capacity-building and support to project implementation teams;
  • Experience managing a project Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Plan and Performance Monitoring plan for USAID-funded projects;
  • Experience identifying, troubleshooting, and resolving issues with M&E tools and systems;
  • Experience analyzing M&E data and translating findings for inclusion in USAID quarterly reports;
  • Demonstrated ability to use project-level M&E data to refine and revise project activities throughout the project life cycle;
  • Quantitative and/or qualitative data analysis skills, and relevant software (NVivov, STATA, SPSS);
  • Extensive experience with Excel;
  • Experience in the design and conduct of formative, operations and evaluation research;
  • Demonstrated successful project management skills, along with maturity, diplomacy, and independence to work effectively with in-country partners, donors and project staff
  • Strong networking and negotiation skills in order to identify, cultivate and sustain viable relationships with donors and other partners as well as communicate knowledgeably about project concepts, progress and impact;
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills;
  • Ability to effectively manage and juggle multiple priorities;
  • High-level of proficiency in English required; proficiency in the following local languages is highly prefered: Rendille, Samburu, Borana and Gabra.
  • Experience with Positive Youth Development (PYD) and gender transformative approaches preferred.

Main Responsibilities

Documentation and Research

  • Co-manage with the project research partner the implementation of a baseline community appraisal, and assist with subsequent data analysis.
  • Produce project-related technical deliverables, including research briefs, power point presentations, white papers, and M&E guidelines, training modules, indicators and frameworks;
  • Collaborate with the Senior Technical Advisor for Child, Early and Forced Marriage (CEFM) and Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) and project manager to develop technical documentation based on project achievements such as briefs, abstracts, concept notes…

Capacity building

  • Provide mentoring/training/refresher trainings to project staff (especially those responsible for completing monitoring forms) on the M&E tools and systems, including the MIS
  • Provide oversight to project staff’s data collection and data entry activities, ensuring data quality through regular data quality checks;
  • Coordinate regularly with project staff to identify and troubleshoot any issues with the M&E system;
  • Lead and participate in quality assurance and improvement exercises, including standards settings, regular measurement of performance according to those standards, and collaborative reviews to assess quality
  • Provide technical assistance on the utilization of data and evidence;
  • Work with relevant stakeholders to enhance data use in advocacy and in decision-making related to optimal strategies and interventions

Monitoring and evaluation

  • Work closely with project staff and partners in the design of the project’s M&E tools and systems (including the MIS) and MEL Plan;
  • Ensuring that the MIS provides relevant information without overburdening implementation staff and work closely with staff to identify areas where specific components of the MIS are not delivering required information or are proving overly burdensome to implement so the MIS is adapted to program and evaluation needs.
  • Analyse the project’s monitoring data for inclusion in quarterly reports to USAID; draft sharp and comprehensive syntheses based on data analysis, to be included in quarterly report-writing for USAID;
  • Collaborate with project staff to regularly review the monitoring data and recommend shifts in project implementation, if needed;
  • Write high quality reports, papers, training materials, and more informal products such as blogs and success stories, based on project data;
  • Maintain and update the projects’ MEL Plan, indicators, and M&E tools and systems, as needed;

Key Area Activities

  • Manage M&E activities related to the performance of programs, including M&E design; selection and
  • measurement of appropriate indicators; development of appropriate M&E recording and reporting forms and mechanisms; data quality assurance processes and systems; database maintenance; appropriate data analysis; and appropriate dissemination or results
  • Contribute to the design of methodologies and data collection methods and protocols for performance and impact evaluations;
  • Participate to quarterly project review meetings with Amref USA

How to Apply

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter before March 08th, 2018 to with the subject line: REF: Amref/RMNCAH/2018/02-04. Applicants who speak/understand the following local languages are strongly encouraged to apply: Rendille, Samburu, Borana and Gabra. This positions are reserved for Kenyan nationals only.

Kenya: Consultancy: Delivery of an Orientation Course on Public Finance for Children for UNICEF staff in the Eastern and Southern Africa region (ESAR)

Organization: UN Children's Fund
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 14 Mar 2018

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

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone. And we never give up.

Please see attached TOR for background and justification of work.ToR – Delivery of PF4C Course for UNICEF ESAR_final.docx

Objectives and Scope of Work


Building on available learning materials and approaches, the objective of this assignment is to develop and deliver an ESAR Orientation Course on PF4C to enhance staff understanding, knowledge and expertise on public financial management (PFM) issues as they relate to investments in children, including to:

  • Strengthen the “budget literacy” of participants (knowledge of basic PFM literature, a conceptual framework for PF4C, budget and PFM reform processes in ESAR, etc.);
  • Improve their ability to develop and apply appropriate PF4C tools, including budget briefs, Public Expenditure Reviews (PERs), Public Expenditure Tracking Surveys (PETS), value for money analyses, fiscal space analyses, etc.;
  • Improve their skills to engage in strategic policy dialogue on PF4C and effectively advocate for more transparent, effective and adquate investments in children; and
  • Develop, with expert guidance, a draft PF4C strategy for their area of work, including a concrete one-year work plan.
  • Rather than being passive recipients of knowledge, the training is expected to encourage participants to brainstorm and identify key PFM bottlenecks and responses in order to move the PF4C agenda forward in their countries and the region.

    Scope of Work

    Under the supervision of the Social Policy Specialist (public finance), the contractor’s key responsibilities are to:

  • Review existing literature on PFM reforms and PF4C practices in ESAR to understand the budget and public finance context and bottlenecks as well as major social and economic challenges faced by children in the region.
  • Review UNICEF’s Strategic Plan 2018-21, UNICEF’s work on PF4C in ESAR, and regional and global learning programmes on PF4C, as well as conduct key informant interviews as required, to identify PF4C knowledge and skills requirements, gaps and solutions.
  • Participate in preparatory meetings by Skype with key UNICEF colleagues in the region already working on PF4C to discuss how training modules can be adapted to the ESAR context.
  • Design a 4-day training programme on PF4C (see Box 1 below for proposed content).
  • Prepare, organize and conduct a 4-day course for UNICEF staff working in ESARO and COs in the region (maximum of 40 participants). The training should balance lectures, discussions, individual work, group activities, etc. and provide ample opportunity for case studies and practical exercises.
  • Produce a workshop report (4-5 pages) that contains a concise analysis of the workshop evaluations as well recommendations on strategic options for UNICEF to further enhance its capacity and strategic positioning on PF4C in ESAR
  • Box 1. Proposed learning content
  • The training is expected to cover the following topics and include practical examples and case studies (the contractor is expected to offer suggestions regarding the proposed content and structure as part of the application process):

    Module I. Introduction

    This module will create a common understanding of the training’s objectives and introduce basic PF4C concepts to participants. The content could include the following:

  • Welcome and training objectives.
  • Brainstorming the reasons for: (a) limited transparency around investments in children; (b) ineffective and inequitable financing of and spending on basic social services, and (c) challenges and opportunities for UNICEF ESAR COs to change this situation.
  • Describing UNICEF’s work on PF4C, including the recent evolution, and initial thoughts on how this can contribute to changing this dynamic.
  • Presenting an overview of the macro-fiscal situation in ESAR and basic features of AAAA (FFD) and child-relevant SDGs.
  • Module II. PFM processes and equity

    This module will provide participants with knowledge on how overall and social sector budget processes work. The content could include the following:

  • Understanding PFM processes and how they influence macroeconomic performance.
  • The linkages between PFM processes and equity in child outcomes, especially in terms of understanding the planning, implementation and M&E of social sector allocations and expenditures; this would introduce influential actors (MoF, line ministries, the Parliament, donors, IFIs, etc.) and budget practices (e.g. results-based budgeting) and how they affect investments in children.
  • The impacts of fiscal decentralization on equity.
  • Module III. PFM systems and reforms in ESAR

    This module will introduce participants to PFM systems in ESAR. The content could include the following:

  • The characteristics of PFM systems in ESAR and how these may help or hinder investments in children.
  • A review of key PFM reforms in ESAR that affect social sector budgets (revising Standard Chart of Accounts, performance-based budgeting, IGTFs, MTEF, etc.).
  • Module IV. PF4C interventions and engagement strategies

    This will be the most substantive module that describes the “how” of doing PF4C in the ESAR context, focusing on recent examples. The content could include the following:

  • PF4C diagnostic
  • PF4C toolbox
  • Measuring and monitoring spending on children

    Budget briefs

    Sectoral or thematic budget analyses, including through BOOST

    Child-focused public expenditure measurement (C-PEM)

    Citizen’s budgets

    Subnational budget monitoring, including performance dashboards

    Budget transparency diagnostics (e.g. Open Budget Survey, PEFA)

    Maximizing the impact of available resources

    Public Expenditure Reviews (PERs)

    Cost-efficiency/cost-effectiveness analyses

    Expenditure incidence analyses (by locations and/or groups)

    Public Expenditure Tracking Surveys (PETS)

    Piloting or modelling evidence-based approaches

    Increasing spending

    Costing exercises

    Fiscal space analyses

    Investment cases (cost-benefit analyses, cost of inaction analyses)

  • PF4C actions
  • Generate evidence

    Applying PF4C tools

    Engage in budget processes

    Operationalizing recommendations from evidence generation activities

    Supporting PFM reforms (Standard Chart of Accounts, PBB, fiscal decentralization, MTEF)

    Training on budget planning (MoF/line ministries) and budget approval Parliament)


    Government: Engaging political and technical counterparts

    Development partners: Working with WB, AfDB, IMF, donors, other UN agencies

    Civil society: Building alliances with civil society groups, think tanks and the media

    Module V. PF4C in the education sector

    This module will provide participants with the basic concept of the economic valuation of education, the estimation of its wider results and an introduction to the estimation of its benefits. The content could include the following:

  • Interpretation of models of monetization of educational impact (e.g. Mincer equation).
  • Interpretation of models of “wider benefits of education” (e.g. financial gains due to positive personal and social impacts gained after an increase of education).
  • Interpretation of value-added models (e.g. hierarchical regression estimations of positive and outlier value from education consumption when specific covariates are present that result on positive gains from the investment in education).
  • Module VI. Communication, advocacy and partnerships for PF4C

    This module will provide participants with knowledge and practice on speaking the “language of finance” and identifying possible partners to support their PF4C efforts. The content could include the following:

  • Effective communication, advocacy and knowledge sharing around budgets and public finance issues.
  • Ideas around leveraging partnerships with IFIs, UN system, academia/research institutions, civil society and other stakeholders active in public finance and/or budgeting processes.
  • Module VII. Developing a PF4C strategy

    This module will allow participants to carry out a rapid PF4C diagnostic to their sector and country context, which will then inform the development of a one-year PF4C action plan.

    A more detailed concept note and agenda, including presentation topics, will be developed in consultation with UNICEF ESARO as per the timeline indicated in this ToR. The training package should suggest pre-training reading materials that can be shared with participants a few weeks in advance, as well as pre-training and post-training knowledge evaluation tools.

    Expected Deliverables and Reporting Requirements


    Estimated # of working days



  • Draft concept note, workplan and agenda for the course (in line with modules proposed above, with full details on presentation topics, timings, instructors, case studies, etc.)
  • 4 days

    By 08 April 2018

  • Participation by 1-2 experts in a preparatory Skype call with UNICEF ESAR staff
  • 90 minutes

    By 15 April 2018

  • Draft training package (concept note, annotated agenda, modules in power point form, pre and post evaluations, proposed reading materials, hand-outs and exercises, etc.)
  • 12 days

    By 8 May 2018

  • Final training package that incorporates al UNICEF feedback
  • 9 days

    By 29 May 2018

  • Pre-training engagement with participants
  • 2 days

    By 20 June 2018

  • Delivery of course in Nairobi
  • 5 days

    11-15 June 2018

  • Workshop report, including recomendations
  • 2 days

    By 30 June 2018

  • For deliverables where UNICEF feedback is expected (and not indicated yet on this ToR), the contractor is expected to identify this in the proposed concept note and indicate when products will be shared for UNICEF inputs allowing for reasonable time to respond (e.g. one week).
  • The proposed payment schedule is as follows:

  • 08 May 2018: 50% of the payment upon submission of deliverables 1-3
  • 30 June 2018: 50% of the payment upon submission of deliverables 4-7
  • All deliverables will be submitted to ESARO in electronic format (power point presentations, Word documents, video materials, etc.).
  • All products developed in the course of this consultancy are the intellectual property of UNICEF. As a result, the contractor may not use these products for any other purposes without the written consent of UNICEF ESARO.
  • Please note that UNICEF may elect to apply liquidated damages should the contractor fail to complete the services in accordance with the agreed work plan and delivery schedule. UNICEF shall have the right to deduct from any payment due to the contractor the amount of one tenth of a per cent (0.1 %) of the contract price per day of delay up to a maximum of ten per cent (10%) of the total contract price. These liquidated damages shall not relieve the contractor of its obligations or responsibilities that it may have under the contract.
  • Travel

  • A team of 2-4 experts will be expected to travel once to conduct the PF4C orientation training workshop in Nairobi, Kenya.
  • Desired Competencies, Technical Background and Experience

    For the institution:

  • Minimum 10 years of academic/research and training experience on PFM; experience with UNICEF on PF4C viewed as an asset
  • Qualified team of 2-4 PFM and/or PF4C experts with proven record of similar training experience with UNICEF or international development organization in the past.
  • For consultants who will be engaged in the project:

  • Advanced university degree in economics or related area
  • Minimum 7 years of relevant experience in analytical work on PFM and/or social budgeting; specific focus on social budgeting for children an asset – the team leader is expected to have substantive experience in this regard
  • Proven record/previous training experience on PFM (and especially social budgeting for children/PF4C)
  • Previous experience in preparation and delivery of training programmes on PFM topics
  • Good knowledge of the ESAR context an asset
  • Excellent presentation, interpersonal and collaboration skills
  • Excellent spoken and written English; knowledge of French or Portuguese is an asset.
  • Experience of working in developing countries
  • Performance Indicators for Evaluation of Results

  • Timely submission of completed, quality deliverables
  • Responsiveness and flexibility in reverting to requests from UNICEF
  • Timely conveyance of requests for information and feedback (when requesting relevant feedback from UNICEF)
  • Analytical ability to meaningfully factor in feedback received
  • Conditions

  • The contractor will work on its own computer(s) and use its own office resources and materials in the execution of this assignment. The contractor’s fee shall be inclusive of all office administrative costs.
  • Travel will be covered in accordance with UNICEF’s rules and tariffs (economy class rate as per UNICEF policies). Travel costs should be included in the overall fee.
  • The institution/firm selected will be governed by and subject to UNICEF’s General Terms and Conditions for institutional contracts (attached).
  • Payment is made against approved deliverables. No advance payment is allowed unless in exceptional circumstances against bank guarantee, subject to a maximum of 30 per cent of the total contract value in cases where advance purchases, for example for supplies or travel, may be necessary.

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

    How to apply:

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

    Kenya: Camp Administrator REF: CA-02-2018

    Organization: CARE
    Country: Kenya
    Closing date: 09 Mar 2018


    Reporting to the Finance and Administration Manager, the Camp Administrator will be responsible for camp administrative functions including promotion of staff welfare, safety and security of staff, supervision of administrative support staff, and management of CARE assets. He/she is the official point person for CARE at the camp level. The camp administrator coordinates with other agencies and all CARE sectors in providing efficient services to the refugee community. The incumbent will be responsible for compiling reports on various aspects and updating management on any development at the camp level. He/she will continuously share information on provision and gaps requiring urgent attention by management.


    R1: Reporting

    1.1 Prepare and submit monthly reports to supervisor.

    1.2 Oversee the usage of camp assets and report the immediate need/defects to the supervisor.

    1.3 Inform the supervisor on the progress of administration work in the camp regularly.

    1.4 Submit details of staff monthly kitchen deductions for staff catering to finance office on time.

    1.5 Update human resource on weekly staff’s headcount and other required reports.

    1.6 Fill in monthly RCW staff movement and submit it to Human resource office.

    1.7 Prepare monthly RCW muster roll for admin sector and submit it to finance office on time.

    1.8 Prepare monthly admin inventory reports.

    R2: Supervision of Administration Support staff on their daily activities

    2.1 Coordinating support within various stakeholders at camp level to improve humanitarian response.

    2.2 Create the necessary interface and linkage with other stake holders within the camp on better service delivery and share updates with management.

    2.3 Supervise staff under him/her and ensure work is performed well.

    2.4 Hold staff meetings and discuss work progress, provide guidance and share feedbacks to the supervisor.

    2.5 Discuss career development and assist staff to develop through providing regular feedback, coaching and recommend formal training needs.

    2.6 Ensure that all working procedures are adhered to, and planned activities are achieved.

    2.7 Conduct annual/quarterly appraisals for administration staff under his/her supervision.

    2.8 Plan and administer leave schedules for contracted staff and incentive staff.

    R3: Oversee proper utilization and maintenance of CARE assets by instituting effective

    Inventory management system.

    3.1 Maintain monthly, quarterly stock update of sector materials.

    3.2 Maintain both computerized and manual inventory records for reference purposes.

    3.3 Ensure monthly, annual and regular services to all copiers/ printers/fridges in different CARE RAP sectors.

    3.4 Reporting all defects/shortage/theft to the supervisor in consultation with the security focal person in the camp.

    3.5 Conducting regular inspection in and around CARE compound.

    R4: Promotion of staff welfare.

    5.1 Ensure all staff members are adequately housed.

    5.2 Encourage staff participation in various sporting and recreational activities.

    5.3 Ensure privacy of resident staff is observed in the residential compound.

    5.4 Ensure there is harmony and free environment for all without intimidation and harassment and gender sensitivity is observed by all.

    5.5 Ensure compound regulations are adhered to without fear or favour.

    5.6 Ensure compound cleanliness and hygiene standards are met.

    5.7 Ensure facilitation/coordination of monthly food purchases for the staff welfare.

    5.8 Ensure coordination/drafting of MOUs for non-CARE staff in the camp.

    R5: Emergency response team leader at camp level

    6.1 Maintains awareness of the security environment at the camp for travel, and recommend actions to improve security where necessary in consultation with security focal person in the camp.

    6.2 Maintain up to date security updates to staff in the absence of security focal person.

    6.3 In liaison with the security point person, sensitize advice and brief staff on security issues.

    6.4 Maintain close working relationship with security-related offices (UN, Government, private security companies, etc.) and staff.

    6.5 Represent Human resource office in evacuating staff during emergencies in the camp.

    6.6 Spearhead staff safety and security welfare issues in the camp like advocates for staff gum boots/torches/run coat/candles during floods.

    6.7 A member of EPP (Emergency Preparedness Plan) committee in the CARE RAP.

    R7: To oversee general camp constructions/renovations

    7.1 Ensure proper usage of all building materials.

    7.2 Monitor construction work on ground at the camp level.

    7.3 Identify repair and construction needs and share with the supervisor.

    7.4 Raise PR(Purchase Request) for all admin items.


    Spending Authority: N/A

    Supervision: Supervises one Head-cook and 10 Admin RCW including compound cleaners/cooks/electrician and a plumber

    Decision Making: Makes limited decisions within prescribed standards


    Internal: CARE staff

    External: Field staff of UNHCR, WFP, TDH, NRC,DRC, host community and Government officials


    The position is based at Dadaab with posting to Dagahaley, Ifo or Hagadera camp as well as any other extension camps and program sites. This is a none-family duty station. Hot weather is prevalent throughout the year with limited basic amenities. Road movement between duty station and Garissa as well as inter-camp movement must be under police escort (scheduled convoys), with strict adherence to security rules at all times. It is a six days work station with a compensatory time off according to CTO policy.

    The incumbent shall reside in the CARE compound while executing official duties and shall obey and adhere to residential compound regulations.


    Education: Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Social Sciences or Development


    Experience: 3 years of relevant working experience in a busy environment.

    Certificate: Computer proficiency in Ms-word and spreadsheet applications.


    · Good report writing skills

    · Human resource management skills,

    · Effective communication skills, diplomacy in decision making and ability to write proposals are an added advantage. Planning and organizing

    How to apply:

    For detailed job descriptions & how to apply please visit the website at

    Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

    CARE is an equal opportunity employer and promotes gender equity. Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

    CARE International in Kenya does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.

    Qualified Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.CARE has a commitment to gender, equity and diversity in our workplace and operations. CARE respects and values diversity and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, gender identity, sexuality, ethnicity, age, disability, religion or politics. This is reflected in our recruitment decisions which are made entirely through a transparent, merit-based selection process. All CARE staff are required to comply with the Code of Conduct and Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA) policies. CARE is committed to protecting the rights of the communities whom we serve, and therefore reserves the right to conduct background checks and other screening procedures to ensure a safe, dignified work environment.

    Kenya: Global Assurance Manager

    Organization: Save the Children
    Country: Kenya
    Closing date: 16 Mar 2018

    The Opportunity

    Due to an internal move, we are currently recruiting for a Global Assurance Manager to be based in our Nairobi office. This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Internal Audit Manager with the ability to understand complex financial and operational risk, and of applying a risk-based internal auditing approach. This is a truly global role, in which you will work alongside the Global Assurance team located across three 'hubs' (London, Nairobi and Manila), and undertake 40-50% international travel – and support our ambition to become a High Performing organization and deliver on the breakthroughs we are working to secure for the most marginalized and deprived children globally.

    As our Global Assurance Manager, you will:

    • Deputize for the Director of Global Assurance as required
    • Directly manage a team of 2 Senior Auditors and an Auditor based in Nairobi
    • Manage the delivery of the annual programme of work, which will involve matrix management across the three Global Assurance hubs and taking the lead in carrying out and managing outcome focused, high quality, audits, reviews, and investigations to deliver clear evidence-based opinions
    • Coordinate the Global Assurance effort internationally to ensure that the function operates in a seamless and consistent manner, and have a particular focus on managing relationships with the business in the West and Central Africa, and the East and Southern Africa Regions
    • Support the Director of Global Assurance in reporting on progress to the SCI Audit and Risk Committee
    • Help strengthen SCI's control environment, making the 'assurance loop' work well, and broadening the understanding of risk, controls, oversight and accountability in the organisation

    In order to be successful you will bring:

    • Demonstrable experience of supervising and leading Internal Audit teams (preferably global teams) on short assignments
    • Strong experience of internal audit methodology, and the 'three lines of defence' model
    • Proven experience of communicating, negotiating and challenging risk and control practices at all levels of organisational hierarchy
    • A proven ability to focus on key issues and the 'big picture' as opposed to a compliance-only approach; and the ability to communicate these in writing
    • Strong interpersonal skills including influencing, negotiation, coaching and relationship building in a wide range of cultural environments. Strong ability to deliver difficult messages with tact and confidence
    • A desire to work in countries where Save the Children International operates, some of which are fragile states. The travel will requirement will be 40-50%, but some flexibility would be required to cover any additional need.
    • Sector experience, and French language abilities are desirable

    We offer a competitive salary, in the context of the sector, full business travel insurance, accommodation, and a per diem allowance when travelling.

    The Organisation

    We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

    We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

    • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
    • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
    • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

    We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

    Application Information:

    Please apply using a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document. Please also include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at

    We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

    How to apply:

    Please follow this link to apply:

    Kenya: Program Manager for Electricity Safety Program (ESAP) of ICRC premises worldwide

    Organization: International Committee of the Red Cross
    Country: Kenya
    Closing date: 30 Jun 2018

    What we do

    The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) works worldwide to provide humanitarian assistance to people affected by conflict and armed violence. We take action in response to emergencies and at the same time promote respect for international humanitarian law. We are an independent and neutral organization, and our mandate stems essentially from the Geneva Conventions of 1949. We work closely with National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and with their International Federation in order to ensure a concerted, rational and rapid humanitarian response to the needs of the victims of armed conflict or any other situation of internal violence. We direct and coordinate the international activities conducted in these situations.

    Funtion Description

    The ICRC Electricity SAfety Program (ESAP) envisions the rehabilitation of electrical installations in all ICRC premises worldwide up to ICRC safety requirements. The ESAP follows the ICRC construction protocol methodology and is implemented in 4 steps from Phase 0 (feasibility study & design) through Phase 1 & 2 (implementation) until Phase 3 (handover to the Administration department). The ESAP Program Manager is in charge of the Coordination of the ESAP program. S/he is part of the Support & Coordination pole of the ESAP human resources setup deployed in the field.

    Main Responsabilities

    • S/he develops technical and institutional guidance as well as policies related to the ESAP and its management.
    • The position calls for the provision of technical and institutional support for the evaluation, planning, budgeting, monitoring and implementation of the ESAP Projects in Delegations.
    • S/he is the hierarchical supervisor (functional as well as technical) of the ESAP project managers.
    • In addition s/he liaises and co-operates closely with her/his counterparts within ICRC Departments, Divisions and particularly with the electrical expert from the HQ. S/he is the focal point for all ESAP communication and reporting at the institutional level.

    Main Tasks

    • Develops the necessary project management documentation & templates for the use of the ESAP Project managers
    • Updates and further develop the ESAP technical framework and related documentation. In particular in relation with lightning protection and for the Americas.
    • Develops the information management guidelines related to the implementation of ESAP projects. In particular, define the guidelines regarding data collection and recording of all ESAP projects.
    • Collaborates with the GIS services for the creation of a web based program monitoring & reporting interface
    • Feeds the collected data into the budget model of ESAP in order to improve the accuracy of the ESAP budget estimate
    • Review the prioritization of interventions, and planning of projects and anticipates the need for deployment of the ESAP project managers ; coordinates with the Wathab HR Manager in HQ and the concerned delegations
    • Conducts regular visits to the Delegations
    • Consolidates the ESAP financial situation as well as the program implementation progress and highlights; updates and provide regular reporting on the Program to the Directorate.
    • Anticipates and requests to the delegations the preparation of the procurement orders for the pre-positioning of the necessary tools and assessment equipment prior to the start of a new ESAP Project in a new delegation.
    • Monitors the performance of the ESAP “fast track” of the logistic services centralised at HQ and propose adaptations if necessary.
    • Develop an item code definition strategy for ESAP electrical items in close collaboration with the logistic services at HQ.
    • Develop a training strategy and training material for the successful implementation of the Phase 3 i.e. the handover of the O&M of the program to the Administration department
    • Updates the Job Descriptions of the ESAP HR positions after the completion of Phase 0, then as required
    • Assess the relevance and propose a Corporate Support Network (CSN) structure for the Operation & Maintenance phase of ESAP

    Place of work

    • Nairobi, Kenya with frequent travels worldwide up to 50% of her/his time

    Management Responsabilities

    • 2 ESAP Project Managers in 2018. The number of ESAP Project Managers in the field is expected to increase in 2019.

    Additional information

    • Type of role: Mobile
    • Length of assignment : 36 months
    • Working rate: 100%
    • Starting date: 23/04/2018 ideally
    • Application deadline: 25/03/2018

    Selection requirements

    • Minimum age 30
    • Very good command of English and French.
    • Master’s degree in electrical engineering or equivalent ; a sound expertise in low voltage electrical installation is a must
    • Minimum ten years of professional experience after graduation covering :
      • Experience in coordinating complex programs and managing teams
      • Experience in electrical engineering projects including the design of low voltage electrical installations, and/or the supervision of related works and activities
    • Experience of working internationally is a strong asset and experience in humanitarian assistance an added value
    • Proficient in the use of IT Office Tools
    • Prepared to accept unaccompanied postings (i.e. no spouse, partner, children or dependents) during the first 24 months (possibly reduced to a maximum of 6 months under specific conditions)
    • Valid driving license for manual transmission vehicles

    Your profile

    • Strongly motivated by humanitarian work
    • Able to work under pressure and in a potentially dangerous environment
    • Very good organization skills, able to prioritize a complex workload and to work autonomously as needed
    • Excellent coordination and communication skills, with a high level of intercultural understanding
    • Very good analytical and synthesis skills
    • Natural leadership qualities, interest in diversity management, in running and training a team
    • Hands-on approach, solution oriented

    How to apply:

    To apply, please visit:

    Kenya: Project Consultant – Sustainable Urban Mobility, (Nairobi), Deadline: 7 March 2018

    Organization: UN Human Settlements Program
    Country: Kenya
    Closing date: 07 Mar 2018


    Issued on 27 February 2018
    DUTY STATION: Nairobi
    FUNCTIONAL TITLE: Project Consultant – Sustainable Urban Mobility
    DURATION 12 months
    CLOSING DATE: 7 March 2018

    The Urban Basic Services Branch (UBSB) of UN-Habitat aims at increasing equitable access to urban basic services which comprise water, sanitation, solid waste management, mobility and energy. The Branch consists of four programmatic units, namely: i) Water and Sanitation, ii) Urban Waste Management; iii) Urban Mobility and iv) Urban Energy. These programmatic units promote initiatives aimed at strengthening policies and institutional capacities and frameworks for increasing equitable access to urban basic infrastructure and services and improving the standard of living of the urban poor.
    The Urban Basic Services Branch works with national governments and local authorities in developing and implementing sustainable urban development solutions by offering a comprehensive package of knowledge, advocacy tools and technical assistance including innovative urban development solutions. Through the Urban Mobility Unit, the Branch offers technical support to partner cities to advance transport policies, improve public transport systems, promote safer walking and cycling and improve access to sustainable transport systems for all. On-going and previous activities include providing technical assistance to develop efficient public transport systems in partner cities, focusing on Bus Rapid Transit, Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning (SUMP), complete street designs for equitable access, Placemaking, low-carbon urban mobility solutions and other initiatives to promote equitable access to public transport, walking and cycling.
    In-order to further develop the portfolio of UN-Habitat’s urban mobility activities, the Urban Mobility Unit is seeking services of a consultant to support efforts to expand the portfolio. Additionally, the Consultant is expected to support any other on-going projects ensuring excellence in the implementation of these activities.

    The Consultant will support the work of the Urban Mobility Unit in the Urban Basic Services Branch with particular focus on the following tasks:

     Develop sustainable urban mobility proposals or projects in consultation with development partners, cities, government or academia focusing on Road Safety, Non-Motorized transport, Intermodal Integration, Universal Accessibility, Public Transport and innovative mobility systems (Task 01);
     Support implementation of the “Urban Pathways” (low-carbon urban development plans for urban basic services) Project by developing sub-projects, advising feasibility studies, organizing workshops, preparing advocacy material and providing input to related urban mobility initiatives (Task 02);
     Assist in the implementation of other on-going projects, including the Cairo public transport project by preparing implementation plans, sub-project concepts and consultations with government partners (Task 03);
     Support research, coordination with partners, project review, programme updates and reporting (Task 04);
     Provide in-put in development of guides, standards, transport policy formulation and other instruments (Task 05);
     Support the development of a publication/ guide book on low carbon development for cities in developing and emerging economies (Task 06);
     Support the Academy of Sustainable Urban Mobility by supporting the organisation and logistics of the training workshop (Task 07); and
     Support in the dissemination of results and lessons learnt from the ‘SOLUTIONS’ (Sharing Opportunities for Low carbon Urban Transportation) Project (Task 08).


    Professionalism: High level of expertise in the area of urban mobility with demonstrated capacity for intellectual leadership and innovative and creative thinking. Professional competence and conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments while observing deadlines and achieving results.
    Communications: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language to transport related project partners; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping colleagues informed.

    Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others' ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda;
    Planning & Organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies of the work on urban mobility; identifies priority activities and assignments for the unit; adjusts priorities as required; allocates the appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary.
    Accountability: Takes ownership of all responsibilities and commitments; delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost, and quality standards; operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules.


    • Advanced university degree (A Master’s degree or equivalent) in Geography, Urban Planning, Project Management or Public/Business Administration, a first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience is acceptable in lieu of the advanced degreeor related field.


    • At least 5 (five) years of working experience in the field of urban or transport planning or in comparable sectors.
    • Experience in project management, especially in relation to urban issues.
    • Experience in working with and supporting national Government institutions, city administrations, academia, NGOs.
    • Ability to work independently with a high degree of responsibility, in a flexible manner and under pressure.
    • Computer literate in work processing software and electronic communications.
    • Strong writing, inter-personal and networking skills.


    English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this assignment, fluency in oral and written English is required.

    • Ability to communicate with donors, partners and senior management;
    • Sound judgment, analytical skills, networking and interpersonal skills, ability to plan and organize work;
    • Good report/project writing skills.


    Instalments Outputs Amount to be paid (USD)
    6 Payments will be done bi-monthly upon receipt of bi-monthly progress reports (covering all activities undertaken during the reporting period) over the consultancy period.

    Applications should include:
    • Cover memo (maximum 1 page)
    • CV in the PHP format, accessible through the INSPIRA website ( Please note, if using INSPIRA for the first time, you need to register in order to activate your account, which will allow you to log in and create a personal History Profile.
    • The PHP should be attached to the application as a PDF file.
    • Summary CV (maximum 2 pages), indicating the following information:

    1. Educational Background (incl. dates)
    2. Professional Experience (assignments, tasks, achievements, duration by years/ months)
    3. Other Experience and Expertise (e.g. Internships/ voluntary work, etc.)
    4. Expertise and preferences regarding location of potential assignments
    5. Expectations regarding remuneration
      • Cover memo (maximum 1 page)

    Please also be advised that since April 15th, 2010, applicants for consultancies must be part of the
    UN-HABITAT e-Roster in order for their application to be considered. You can reach the e-Roster
    through the following link:

    How to apply:

    All applications should be submitted to:

    P.O. Box 30030, 00100 Nairobi, Kenya

    Deadline for applications is 7 March 2018

    UN-HABITAT does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process. If you have any questions concerning persons or companies claiming to be recruiting on be half of these offices and requesting the payment of a fee, please contact:

    Kenya: Project Officer – Case Management

    Organization: Catholic Relief Services
    Country: Kenya
    Closing date: 02 Mar 2018

    Department: MWENDO Project -** Programming

    Grade:** 6

    Reports To:** Case Management Advisor with a dotted reporting line to Cluster Lead

    Country/Location:** Kenya/Homa Bay (Ref.2018/017) /Kisumu (Ref.2018/016)

    About CRS:

    Catholic Relief Services (CRS) carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. We welcome as a part of our staff and as partners, people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need.

    CRS has worked in Kenya since 1965. Over the years, CRS’ focus shifted from direct relief and food distributions to a comprehensive development program that works with partners and enhances local capacity. CRS Kenya programs now support children affected by HIV, and community-based efforts to increase household incomes, improve family health and sanitation, and enhance agriculture livelihoods.


    CRS is implementing a 5-year orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) program, MWENDO, which seeks to empower local and county-level OVC stakeholders to strengthen the formal and informal HIV and child protection systems and services and the linkages between them, including cross-sectoral service referrals and coordination to ensure quality service delivery for OVC and their households.

    Job Summary:

    As a key member of the MWENDO Project Cluster team, you will monitor and report on all project activities related to case management with respect to OVC in support of CRS’ work serving the poor and vulnerable. Your thorough and service-oriented approach will ensure that the project consistently applies best practices and constantly works towards improving the impact of its benefits to those we serve. You will coordinate closely with other MWENDO Project Officers to contribute to a holistic, integrated, and comprehensive project implementation.

    Job Responsibilities:

    · Support the coordination, implementation, and monitoring of all assigned project activities as outlined in the detailed implementation plan in line with CRS program quality principles and standards, donor requirements, and good practices.

    · Monitor and report any challenges and/or gaps identified to inform adjustments to plans and implementation schedules. Assist local implementing partners (LIPs) in their efforts to reflect on project experiences.

    · Support accountability through coordinating project evaluation activities and assisting LIPs in their efforts to collect and analyze project data per specified mechanisms and tools. Collaborate with LIPs to prepare reports per established reporting schedule.

    · Collect information on staff capacity needs and technical assistance needs of LIPs. Provide technical support and monitor capacity building and technical support activities to ensure effective impact.

    · Complete project documentation for assigned activities. Assist with identifying information for case studies and reports on promising practices. Actively engage in dissemination and use of relevant knowledge in the field.

    · Represent CRS in meetings at county and cluster levels, working groups, and other events as requested, to support forging relations with the GOK, LIPs, other stakeholders, and the community.

    · Ensure accurate and timely reporting of all assigned project activities per donor and CRS standards and established schedules.

    · Ensure community case workers (CCWs) (LIP staff and Volunteers) complete required case management forms and ensure case filing system is developed and maintained.

    · Create community linkages for broader community engagement in case management.

    Typical Background, Experience & Requirements:

    Education and Experience

    • Bachelor’s degree in Social Science, Gender, International Development, Development Economics or a related field. Master ‘s degree will an added advantage
    • At least 2 years of work experience for Master’s degree holders or 4 years of work experience for Bachelor’s degree holders in project support in the field of adolescent focused integrated ECD, HIV/AIDS, and other health-related projects in Kenya and for an NGO.
    • In-depth understanding of donor expectations for program results, outcomes, impact, and reporting.
    • Experience in participatory action planning and engagement of stakeholders at various levels.
    • Experience monitoring projects and collecting relevant data preferred.
    • Excellent understating of GOK.
    • Experience using MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).

    Personal Skills

    • Observation, active listening and analysis skills with ability to make sound judgment
    • Good relationship management skills and the ability to work closely with local partners and community members and inspire teamwork among diverse partners without direct supervisory responsibilities
    • Attention to details, accuracy and timeliness in executing assigned responsibilities
    • Proactive, results-oriented and service-oriented

    Required/Desired Foreign Language

    Able to clearly communicate in written and spoken English

    Travel Required

    Up to 35% of travel time to MWENDO LIP project sites

    Key Working Relationships:

    Supervisory:*** None

    Internal:*** Project technical officers

    External:*** Representatives of the GOK, LIPs, other stakeholders, and the community

    Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff):

    These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results.

    · Trusting Relationships

    · Professional Growth

    · Partnership

    · Accountability

    Disclaimer: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.

    How to apply:

    Applications indicating the reference number of position applied for and CV including day-time contact phone numbers, as well as names and contact information of three references should reach the below-mentioned by Close of Business Friday, March 02, 2018

    Human Resources Manager

    Catholic Relief Services – Kenya Program


    Note: Catholic Relief Services (CRS) does not charge any fees from applicants for any recruitment. Further, CRS has not retained any agent in connection with this recruitment

    CRS’ recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation