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Kenya: Chief of Party – Kenya HMIS II

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

Maintain regular communication with CDC, Kenya counterparts, other US Government Cooperating Agencies, Palladium HQ and other relevant organizations.

Articulate and communicate the project's vision to the KeHMIS project team, Kenya counterparts, other US Government Cooperating Agencies and other relevant project organizations.

Prepare and deliver formal and informal project-related presentations upon request by CDC, or as needed for other parties.

Promote the project among GOK Ministry and country department heads, professional groups and other relevant parties.

Represent the project in best-practice knowledge-sharing forums and through special studies that document lessons learned.

In collaboration with the MOH, donor and other stakeholders develop the informatics strategy and guiding principles for health systems strengthening efforts under the project

Provide oversight, regulation and high level coordination across multiple projects including setting appropriate policies, procedures and standards for effective IT development and deployment

In collaboration with the Deputy Chief of Party and the Project Manager ensure the effective execution and management of a portfolio of projects in alignment with industry standards and practices including risk management and mitigation

Ensure that the organizational structure, staffing skills sets and culture are aligned to achieve the objectives of the project

Lead the team towards the development of appropriate and innovative health sector technologies, effective , capacity strengthening approach, development of an effective data analytics and data use strategy, annual project workplans and monitor implementation of project activities as planned.

Provide intellectual leadership, technical input and management support to all project technical assignments.

Oversee the preparation of regular periodic reports to CDC on progress towards project objectives.

Oversee the preparation of documents related to the cooperative agreement in line with the CDC guidelines.

Ensure that Palladium hiring policies and procedures are adhered to during the recruitment and hiring of staff and consultants.

Oversee project staff performance, including conducting annual performance reviews.

Directly manage and mentor the Deputy Chief of Party, the Finance and Admin Manager, and KeHMIS II Sub-Awardees.

Oversee management of on-boarding and termination of staff, ensuring that all CDC and Palladium policies and regulations are adhered to.

Ensure that all project-related contracts are developed and executed in compliance with CDC and Palladium policies and procedures.

Oversee management of all project contract finances (budget and funds).

Oversee management of commodity procurements, inventory and general logistics.

Conduct regular meetings with the project team as a vehicle for monitoring progress on, and providing leadership to project staff.

Mandatory

Advanced degree in a relevant discipline or equivalent (e.g. Management Information Systems).

Public health academic or fellowship training (e.g., MPH, FELTP, epidemiology, health informatics, behavioral science, etc.) strongly preferred but not required.

10+ years of experience in public health program management, health governance, health information systems strengthening, monitoring and evaluation, health informatics or other field related to international health programs are required.

Strong reputation and relationships with MoH and/or PEPFAR stakeholders/beneficiaries required

An in-depth understanding of, and ability to effectively function in the Kenya political, cultural, and social landscape.

Previous experience as a Chief of Party/Deputy Chief of Party/Senior Manager /Team Leader of a comparable multi-dimensional donor project.

Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Professional and diplomatic demeanor and conduct, especially during interactions with the client and its constituents.

Fluent written and spoken English and Swahili required.

Experience working with CDC and/or USAID and/or CDC and/or USAID partners is required.

Preferred

Health informatics experience: Demonstrated experience managing HIS projects or programs.

A capacity builder: Experience in building institutional, local technical, management and leadership capacity.

Be results oriented: Knows how to design and successfully implement, monitor, and disseminate results, adapting as needed to achieve the greatest impact.

A responsive manager: Able to motivate staff to perform effectively toward project objectives.

A strategist and an innovator. Demonstrated creative and innovative problem solver with a strong interest in private-sector approaches to development and a proven ability to produce results.

A motivator: Have the ability to re-energize a team and steer them towards high productivity

A collaborator: Demonstrated success in collaboration and coordination across sister projects, partners, sectors and with home office.

Analytical: Demonstrated problem solving, analytic, financial and evaluative skills.

Agility: Ability to anticipate, respond and adapt quickly to changing requirements and competing demands.

Autonomy: Ability to take initiative and/or respond independently to situations.

Diligence: Attention to detail and ability to effectively and efficiently perform multiple tasks and balance competing priorities often within a required timeframe.

How to apply:

Please follow this link to apply: http://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=U2hhZmFxLlNhZ2hpci41NTA1MC4zODMwQHBhbGxhZGl1bS5hcGxpdHJhay5jb20

Kenya: Finance Manager, Kenya and Djibouti

Organization: Lutheran World Federation
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 02 Sep 2018

Position type and closing date

The closing date for applications is 2 September 2018.

Contract duration: 3 years with possibility for extension.

LWF

The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) is a global communion of churches in the Lutheran tradition comprising member churches in countries all over the world, representing 70.5 million Christians. World Service is the internationally recognized humanitarian and development arm of the Lutheran World Federation, assisting people in need irrespective of their ethnicity, religion or gender. We implement programs worldwide, working with both local and international partners, helping communities achieve their full potential and advocate for their universal rights. Our partners include Lutheran Churches and their related agencies, the European Commission (ECHO), the US Government (BPRM) and UNHCR, with whom we are a key implementing partner. For additional information please see www.lutheranworld.org.

Purpose of the position

Assume overall responsibility for managing all aspects of the financial and accountancy activities of LWF World Service Kenya-Djibouti country program.

Ensure that accounting systems are maintained to provide the information required for planning and monitoring and reporting for program operations, for safeguarding assets, discharging liabilities and legal responsibilities. The Finance Manager is responsible for the overall supervision, implementation and administration of the program’s financial and administrative functions as outlined in the main duties.

Required Qualifications and Experience

  • Professionally qualified accountant.
  • Significant working experience at management level in humanitarian assistance or development oriented programs within an international environment and preferably with church-related or non-governmental organizations.
  • Knowledge of the reporting requirements of ECHO, USAID, UNHCR and government funding agencies.
  • Strong leadership, conceptual and analytical skills and demonstrated organizational, management and supervisory skills.
  • Knowledge and experience of cooperation with United Nations, governmental agencies and international development cooperation in the field of humanitarian assistance.
  • Team-oriented, flexible and excellent communication skills.
  • Computer skills.

Language Skills

English advanced written and oral skills required

French would be an additional asset

Swahili would be an additional asset

Arabic would be an additional asset

Main Duties

  1. Manage and directly supervise a team of qualified and experienced staff in Nairobi, and oversee a total of 10 finance staffs based outside of the Nairobi program headquarters. Supervise and coach national finance staff and other staff as requested by the Representative; ensure that each member of the finance team has a clear job description and receives regular feedback on performance. Pursue an active policy of capacity building of the local finance staff.

  2. Supervise the preparation of all mandatory monthly and yearly accounts including the monthly finance and management reports for the Representative of the LWF/DWS country program in Kenya-Djibouti and the LWF/DWS head office in Geneva, ensuring that accounting policies are properly and consistently applied and to submit such accounts in accordance with the deadlines in the LWF/DWS Finance Manual. Supervise the preparation of separate financial reports for funding agencies such as the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), BPRM, etc. in accordance with the terms of the contracts.

  3. Prepare cash flow projections in accordance with procedures, and manage the cash flow of the country program in order to ensure that sufficient funds are always available. Where required, submit requests for installments of funds from funding agencies in a timely manner, ensuring a reliable cash flow for the program.

  4. Responsible for overall control of expenditure against budget for all projects. The Finance Manager will provide to program staff regular and accurate financial reports and analysis to inform timely and cost-effective project management and decision-making.

  5. Assist in the preparation of, and verify the accuracy of, budgets for all project proposals, Project Documents (PDs) for Geneva-channeled (Basket-funded) projects with Related Agencies, ACT appeals for emergencies, bilateral applications to institutional donors and any other projects.

  6. Ensure the compliance with the LWF World Service DWS Operations Manual, including procedures for electronic data storage, backups, and security.

  7. Ensure that purchasing is carried out in accordance with the LWF World Service Procurement Policy including review and improvement of systems as needed.

  8. Liaise at the appropriate level with banks, tax authorities and other financial institutions.

  9. Co-ordinate the taking out of and the renewal of insurance as required by law for national staff, vehicles, as well as public liability insurance, fire insurance, etc. Prepare and submit to LWF World Service Geneva, if applicable, monthly reports on visitors and other persons to be included under the group insurance policies.

  10. Assume responsibility for up to date and correct inventories of all project equipment, including the Asset Register.

  11. Monitor the payment of salaries and allowances of local staff; ensure the timely payment of taxes, insurance and benefits, and ensure the maintenance of accurate payroll records.

  12. Ensure that all staff settle advances and/or loans in line with established policy and procedures and that all accounts are settled at the time of termination of service.

  13. Act as contact with external auditors on accounting matters and, in consultation with the Representative of the LWF World Service country program in Kenya-Djibouti, to make available to them all records required for the purpose of auditing the accounts, including any additional audits for funding agencies. Ensure that internal controls are properly in place, including regular visits to project offices.

  14. Work with administrative staff and the Representative to ensure smooth office operations and cost savings where possible.

Other duties

As may be assigned by the direct supervisor. At the moment, financial management of our program in Somalia is also being managed from Nairobi.

Major Challenges

To assure highest standards of financial management and accountability of the Kenya-Djibouti country program in line with LWF World Service and donor policies and international standards

The applicants are expected to share the core values of our organisation.

How to apply:

To apply please follow the link: https://lutheranworld.recruiterbox.com/jobs/fk01idu?cjb_hash=O_iGOr40&apply_now=true

Kenya: Regional Operations Team Lead – Horn & East Africa

Organization: Action Against Hunger USA
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 15 Aug 2018

Regional Operations Team Lead

Horn & East Africa

We are looking for a highly skilled, creative Regional Operations Team Lead to manage an 8 – 10 person team, execute day-to-day Regional Operations, providing high-quality on-time support/services to Country Teams, while developing a system to proactively manage and flag risks in the portfolio and identify actions required to remove bottlenecks/challenges to achieve overall organizational goals.

About us

Action Against Hunger is a global humanitarian organization that takes decisive action against the causes and effects of hunger. We save the lives of malnourished children. We ensure families can access clean water, food, training, and health care. We enable entire communities to be free from hunger. With more than 7,900 staff in 50 countries, our programs reached 14.7 million people in 2017.

About the program

Action Against Hunger has led on a number of large-scale emergency operations in the Horn & Eastern Africa since the 1980s, and continues to play a leading role in building the resilience of local communities to multiple shocks through innovative programmes, especially in fragile contexts.

The Horn & Eastern Africa Regional Office supports Action Against Hunger’s operations in the region by providing coherent, efficient and adapted support to the country offices. It also ensures better engagement with regional stakeholders to allow for enhanced exchange of knowledge and expertise with regional and country partners. Our Regional Office allows us to gain a better understanding and be more responsive to the political, social and economic complexities of the operating environment. It also ensures that decision-making is made closer to the frontlines. The regional team, based in Nairobi, Kenya, under the leadership of the Regional Director, is composed of technical and operational specialists essential for running humanitarian, resilience and development programmes. The team leads on adopting new ways of working and leverages opportunities at the regional level to enhance capacity for delivery at the community level in the countries where we operate.

You'll contribute to ending world hunger by …

overseeing the implementation of Action Against Hunger’s day-to-day Regional Operations, providing high-quality on-time support/services to Country Teams, while developing a system to proactively manage and flag risks in the portfolio and identify actions required to remove bottlenecks/challenges to achieve overall organizational goals.

Key activities in your role will include:

· Line manage an 8 – 10 person Regional team, ensuring team cohesion and motivating individuals, ensuring high quality and timeliness of services provided to Country Teams.

· Develop an integrated dashboard and meeting rhythm to monitor strategic alignment of portfolio & grant performance across all East Africa countries.

· Develop a system to receive, organize, prioritize and respond to Country Team requests in a timely and high-quality manner.

· Deploy Regional Team effectively to respond to country needs, ensuring highest priorities are fully addressed.

· Create a joint-action plan with each Country Director to address Country Coordination Team capacity gaps and risks, and specific areas of support from the Regional Team.

· Provide input to HQ teams on tools, trainings, or other support required to streamline support services and address observed systematic challenges.

About you……

· Bachelor’s degree in Social/Development/Humanitarian studies or any other related field.

· 3 – 5 years project management experience, with previous experience in the NGO sector an advantage

· Good anticipation, adaptation, planning skills, especially in changing work contexts.

· Good budgeting and grant management skills.

· Experience communicating in different cultural work environments.

· Good communicator: verbal and written.

· Highly organized, detail oriented and able to stay calm under pressure.

· Good diplomatic and negotiation skills.

· Service mindset, problem solving skills

· Strong understanding & experience of Humanitarian Principles.

· Strong understanding of and commitment to gender equity and diversity.

· Proficient in English language; knowledge of French and Arabic is an added advantage.

Our Core values.

*In this position, you are expected to demonstrate Action Against Hunger-USA-USA’s five core competencies*

Respect- we work with compassion and dedication, treating everyone the same way we expect them to treat us.

Integrity-: we believe that being honest and fair is integral to every aspect of our work; conducting our work with a spirit of sincerity, truthfulness and transparency is imperative.

Creativity-we encourage new ideas, embrace innovative solutions, and create opportunities for meaningful and exciting ways to do our jobs and provide solutions to address the needs of the populations we serve.

Excellence– we strive to provide services that meet, and even exceed, the expectations of our stakeholders (populations in need, staff, communities and donors).

Empowerment– we are committed to fostering an environment in which our staff, partners and communities where we work have the space to grow, develop and feel confident about participating.

What we offer.

Action Against Hunger-USA values its employees and offers a comprehensive remuneration and benefits package. These include but are not limited to: –

· Health Insurance

· Paid annual leave (vacation)

· Training opportunities

For an all-inclusive list of benefits check the Action Against Hunger-USA Website

How to apply:

Application Process.

Interested? Then apply for this position by following the link to submit their application: https://action-against-hunger.workable.com/jobs/781260

All applicants must upload a cover letter and an updated resume and both must be in the same language as this vacancy note. Closing date for applications: 15th of August 2018 5 PM EAT.

We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees & qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, or status as a veteran. Action Against Hunger-USA complies with all applicable laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.
For further information about Action Against Hunger-USA, please visit our website www.actionagainsthunger.org

Kenya: Project Development and Reporting Officer

Organization: International Organization for Migration
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 07 Aug 2018

Position Title : Project Development and Reporting Officer

Duty Station : IOM Somalia in Nairobi*, Kenya

Classification : Professional Staff, Grade P2

Type of Appointment : Special short-term graded, Nine months with possibility of extension

Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible

Closing Date : 07 August 2018

Established in 1951, IOM is a Related Organization of the United Nations, and as the leading

UN agency in the field of migration, works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and

non-governmental partners. IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.

IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment. Applications from qualified female candidates are especially encouraged. For the purpose of the vacancy, the following candidates are considered as first-tier candidates:

1. Internal candidates

2. Qualified applicants from the following NMS countries:

Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Cook Islands, Cuba, Cabo Verde, Czech

Republic, Djibouti, Fiji, Micronesia (Federated States of), Gabon, Grenada, Guyana, Iceland, Kiribati, Comoros, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Saint Lucia, Lesotho, Libya, Montenegro, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Malawi, Namibia, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Palau, Paraguay, Solomon Islands, Seychelles, Slovenia, Suriname, Sao Tome and Principe, Swaziland, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu, Holy See, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Vanuatu, Samoa

Context:

Since 2006, IOM has been implementing a range of humanitarian and development projects in all regions of Somalia. With 6.7 million people requiring humanitarian assistance in 2017, evolving mixed migration flows in and out of Somalia, increasing access and donor interest in Somalia, programmatic scope for IOM is growing rapidly. In this context, IOM Somalia is implementing a multitude of projects and is expanding its sectoral portfolio. IOM Somalia is therefore seeking an incumbent to support project development and resource mobilization efforts.

Under the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission (CoM) and the direct supervision of the Programme Support Unit Coordinator and in close coordination with colleagues from the Programme Support Unit and programme units in the field and in Nairobi, the successful candidate will primarily be responsible for contributing to and participating in the design and development of new programmes/projects, and programme and donor reporting.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Support the Programme Support Unit Coordinator and contribute to project development, donor liaison, and coordination with Headquarters (HQs), Regional Office (RO) and other relevant stakeholders.

  2. Draft and coordinate the preparation of concept notes and proposals for potential donors and funding opportunities such as the Somalia Humanitarian Fund (SHF), Central Emergency Respond Fund (CERF), European Commission, European Commission's Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO), the African Development Bank (AfDB), and bilateral donors in IOM’s areas of interest.

  3. Provide information for and facilitate the incorporation of cross-cutting themes (i.e. gender, protection, etc.) in project concept notes and proposals in line with the new Project Handbook.

  4. Conduct research to strengthen proposals and concept notes.

  5. Support the activation of projects, in close coordination with PMs and other pertinent IOM departments, and follow up on the administrative, financial and management requirements of project development and implementation.

  6. In close coordination with the M&E officer, review and edit donor reports from programme units to support compliance with donor regulations and obligations, as well as the report finalization process with the Donor Report team at the Regional Office in Nairobi.

  7. Provide and coordinate inputs for information requests from Headquarters, the Regional Office, other IOM missions and external partners, such as donors, government, partner agencies, and implementing partners, in close coordination with PSU Coordinator.

  8. In close coordination with the M&E officer, ensure coherence and consistency of monitoring and evaluation tools with the proposal contents.

  9. Identify potential and realistic funding opportunities by reviewing calls for proposals, and collecting donor information.

  10. Coordinate with the Public Information Officer to produce visibility materials for publicity to appeal to donors for resource mobilization by recommending content and carrying out preliminary editing.

  11. Support the review and editing of assessment and evaluation reports drafted by programme units.

  12. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:

Education

• Master’s degree in International Relations, International Development, Social Sciences or a related field from an accredited academic institution with two years of relevant professional experience; or

• University degree in the above fields with four years of relevant professional experience.

Experience

• Experience in project development, technical writing and editing, preferably in the international development/humanitarian sector.

• Work experience in donor relations and report writing for specific donors of IOM’s interest would be an advantage.

• Strong technical writing skills in English.

Languages

Working knowledge of Somali is an advantage.

Note

With frequent travel to Somalia and possible relocation to Mogadishu if and when the situation is conducive.

Desirable Competencies:

Behavioral

• Accountability – takes responsibility for action and manages constructive criticisms;

• Client Orientation – works effectively well with client and stakeholders;

• Continuous Learning – promotes continuous learning for self and others;

• Communication – listens and communicates clearly, adapting delivery to the audience;

• Creativity and Initiative – actively seeks new ways of improving programmes or services;

• Leadership and Negotiation – develops effective partnerships with internal and external stakeholders;

• Performance Management – identify ways and implement actions to improve performance of self and others;

• Planning and Organizing – plans work, anticipates risks, and sets goals within area of responsibility;

• Professionalism – displays mastery of subject matter;

• Teamwork – contributes to a collegial team environment; incorporates gender related needs, perspectives, concerns and promotes equal gender participation;

• Technological Awareness – displays awareness of relevant technological solutions;

• Resource Mobilization – works with internal and external stakeholders to meet resource needs of IOM.

Other:

Internationally recruited professional staff are required to be mobile.

Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation.

The list of NMS countries above includes all IOM Member States which are non-represented in the Professional Category of staff members. For this staff category, candidates who are nationals of the duty station’s country cannot be considered eligible.

Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances.

How to apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 07 August 2018 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.

For further information, please refer to:

http://www.iom.int/cms/en/sites/iom/home/about-iom-1/recruitment/how-to-apply.html

In order for an application to be considered valid, IOM only accepts online profiles duly completed.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. You can track the progress of your application on your personal application page in the IOM e-recruitment system.

Posting period:

From 25.07.2018 to 07.08.2018

Requisition: SVN2018/178(P)-ProjectDevelopment&ReportingOfficer(P2)-IOMSomaliainNairobi,Kenya

(55586299) Released

Posting: Posting NC55586323 (55586323) Released

Kenya: Head of Mission – Somalia

Organization: INTERSOS
Country: Kenya, Somalia
Closing date: 14 Aug 2018

1. Terms of Reference

Job Title: Head of Mission

Code: SR-02-653

Country: Somalia

Duty Station: Nairobi, Kenya with frequent travels to Somalia

Starting date: 01/09/2018

Contract duration: 12 months

Reporting to: Regional Director, who receives a written monthly report

Supervision of: Mission Staff

2. General context of the project

INTERSOS is a non-profit humanitarian aid organization that works to bring assistance to people in danger, victims of natural disasters and armed conflicts.

INTERSOS in Somalia is working in Protection, Education, WASH, Health, Nutrition and Return Sectors.

The areas of intervention are: Banadir; Bay region in Baidoa and Diinsor district; In Middle Shabelle region in Jowhar, Balad and recentlyin Wajid in Bakool region;

This position will support in particular the H&N AICS project in Somalia to support Jowhar Regional Hospital in providing emergency integrated primary care health services, secondary health facility and nutrition services.

INTERSOS assumed responsibility for running Jowhar hospital in 1994, which was, and in fact remains, the only one in the region, with a catchment area of approximately 60,000 people living in the town and another 160,000 people in the surrounding rural areas (half of whom are nomads).

The programme includes the running and the strengthening of the hospital's facilities, a centre for the treatment of tuberculosis and a mother and child health csare clinic, and mobile clinic system in rural area. INTERSOS is supporting coverage of primary healthcare in Jowhar and Balcad districts, as well as Baidoa district, strengthening disease prevention and increasing the quality of services in regard to the referral mechanism of complicated cases to JRH. INTERSOS manages acute malnutrition for approximately 20,000 beneficiaries through OTP operations covering 48 villages within catchments areas of the 5 health centres. The referral mechanism also allows the transfer of SAM cases to the stabilization center at JRH. INTERSOS is also the Health Cluster Regional focal point and has successfully re-established the Health Cluster mechanism in Middle Shabelle and has led and coordinated rapid and effective multiagency response to several extensive crisis and responded to any epidemic outbreak (AWD/ Measles) in the area.

3. General purpose of the position

The Head of Mission is the organisation’s official representative in the country and is responsible for the planning, management and implementation of the country programme on the basis of defined strategies.

4. Main responsibilities and tasks

To all intents and purposes, represent INTERSOS in the country of operation – by means of a proxy received from the Secretary General upon appointment to the post – and act in accordance with specific directions and supervision from the Regional Director.

Specifically:

· to establish and maintain relations with local institutions, donors, NGOs, International Agencies and other stakeholders;

· to define country priorities based on context and needs analyses;

· to monitor donor intervention strategies and priorities in the country;

· to evaluate, promote and elaborate new projects;

· to sign contracts and, where necessary, may delegate other international operators; under exceptional and duly motivated circumstances, may sign a proxy to delegate local operators;

· to establish, guarantee and monitor government recognition procedures for the organisation and the host country formalities.

Manage and coordinate country operations.

Specifically:

· to define programming and planning of mission activities and check implementation;

· to check monthly planning of activities and relative expenses;

· to assume responsibility for procurement processes for goods, work and services and to ensure conformity to procedures;

· to be responsible for procurement processes of goods, work and services and to ensure conformity to procedures;

· to be responsible for selection of local suppliers to be included in a ”list of reliable suppliers” for use in specific procurement procedures;

· to supervise, monitor and evaluate project implementation phases also by periodic visits to areas of operation;

· to define mission’s economic and financial planning, guaranteeing self-sufficiency and consistency of expenses against budget constraints;

· to carry out monthly checks and assessments of mission’s economic and financial status;

· to assume responsibility for funds management of the mission and for the bank accounts management;

· to approve reports and intermediate and final financial reports and assume responsibility for presentation to donors;

· to write monthly reports on country operations for the Regional Director;

· to assume responsibility for custody of all mission documentation, and for all project documentation, upon closure of projects;

· to be responsible for the management of INTERSOS assets and third-party goods;

· to be responsible for accurate application of all procedures defined by INTERSOS and donors.

Manage human resources in the country; in particular, ensure the direct supervision and appraisal of operator performance.

Specifically:

· to propose recruitment of expatriate personnel to the Regional Director;

· to define contracts with local personnel and supervise recruitment of higher echelon operators;

· to provide personnel with education and training, ensuring distribution and acquisition by mission personnel of INTERSOS Model, Values Charter and Ethical Code;

· to brief expatriate personnel in relation to mission activities, specific project activities and security conditions in the country;

· to ensure collection of local labour legislation, to be made available in the mission for consultation;

· to define communication/information flows and oversee group dynamics, promoting cohesion and motivation;

· to be responsible for mandatory notifications to Embassies/Consulates and International Organisations in relation to the presence of international personnel in the mission; to send the Regional Director the appraisal forms for international personnel upon conclusion of their collaboration;

Be responsible for security, providing the definition of specific procedures and behaviours, and monitoring the implementation of regulations and protocols in line with INTERSOS Security Manual

5. Required profile and experience

Education

· Master degree in Social Science, Community or a similiar field;

· Development, Social Work and/or equivalent practical field experience, preferably with a humanitarian organisation.

Professional Experience

· Minimum 5 years professional experience in return and/or emergency programs: technical focus on nutrition in emergency, population movements and reintegration is an asset;

· Previous experience in humanitarian program management is required;

· Previous experiences in complex emergency context are an asset.

Professional Requirements

· Deep knowledgeof the cluster system and humanitarian country system;

· Demonstrable experience in establishing and maintaining collaborative relationships with donors and government counterparts;

· Good interpersonal skills to work effective with different stakeholders including different communities in the target areas, humanitarian actors, service providers, local and national authorities;

· Programme Management skills, including new proposal writing;

· Good problem solving attitude;

· Excellent organisational, team-building and participatory training skills and experience is required, as well as ability to work as part of a team;

· Strong representation and negotiation skills;

· Demonstrated leadership and interpersonal skills;

· Previous working experience in Somalia will be an asset.

Languages

· Fluency in written and spoken English;

· Good reporting and communication skills are required.

Personal Requirements

· Comfortable to work in a High Risk Environment. Team worker and flexible in job planning;

· Ability to travel frequently to different areas in Somalia working in stressful situations and at times, in hardship field locations.

How to apply:

HOW TO APPLY:

For further information and to apply, follow the link below:

https://www.intersos.org/en/work-with-us/#intersosorg-vacancies/vacancy-details/5b5cc4ed80557e45541b9fef/

In case you encounter difficulties applying through INTERSOS' platform, you can also apply by sending your CV, motivation letter and 2 references via email to recruitment@intersos.org , with subject line: "**SR-02-653 – Head of Mission – Somalia**".

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for the first interview.

Kenya: Project Officer- Education & Protection ( Short contract based in Orwa)

Organization: World Vision
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 06 Aug 2018

World Vision Kenya

Purpose of the position:

To ensure the successful implementation and monitoring of the education and protection project ensuring gender and disability integration for improved wellbeing of children.

In order to perform this role effectively, the Project Officer must be able to effectively communicate World Vision’s Christian ethos and demonstrate a quality of spiritual life that serves as an example to others.

Major Responsibilities:

Project design, Planning and Implementation 30%

  • Provide effective, innovative and technical leadership in the education & protection (gender, child protection, disability) project management
  • Ensure sector programming with a focus on the Most Vulnerable Children (MVC) from the ADP community
  • Design appropriate strategies (specific sector interventions) that prioritize needy areas
  • Collaborate with relevant line ministries to implement education, gender, child protection and disability interventions within the ADP
  • Contextualize and adopt the national education, gender, child protection, and disability technical guidelines /designs at the ADP level
  • Ensure documentation of ADP education and protection (gender, child protection, disability) gaps, interventions and impacts
  • Ensure accurate and quality education and protection (gender, child protection, disability) PDDs
  • Develop quality education and protection (gender, child protection, and disability) project AoP’s and 4D matrix
  • Lead in timely mobilization and effective communication with communities and stakeholders during baselines, evaluations and other relevant education and protection (gender, child protection and disability) programming activities
  • Ensure equity in education and protection (gender, child protection, disability) by focusing on the Most Vulnerable Ensure effective integration of peace building and environment themes including appropriate linkage with other sector priorities
  • Provide technical guidance in enhancement of literacy skills for the targeted girls and boys including development of locally made reading materials.
  • Ensure gender responsiveness in all interventions including anti FGM campaigns, Alternative Rights Passage and End Violence Against Children
  • Ensure equity in education and protection by focusing on the Most Vulnerable Children (MVC) and particularly girls and boys.

Quality Assurance – Monitoring, Reporting and Documentation 25%

· Engage relevant education, gender, child protection and disability community leaders and partners in planning and monitoring activities

· Ensure alignment of all education and protection DME activities with the stipulated DME standards

· Guide the education, gender, child protection, disability, community leaders and other partners in monitoring education progress on a scheduled basis

· Analyze, share and appropriately utilize the education and protection ( gender, child protection, disability) information gathered in all ADP monitoring activities

· Facilitate regular reflection meetings to ensure action on all issues from the monitoring reports.

· Develop quality education and protection (gender, child protection, disability) reports whether Annual, Semi-annul or Monthly Management Reports in line with WV reporting guidelines.

· Identify best practices in education and protection at the ADP for documentation

· Facilitate the community in identification and responding to quality education and protection (gender, child protection, disability) needs

· Ensure effective integration of education and protection (gender, child protection, disability) interventions with other projects in the program.

Enhanced Empowerment & Capacity building 10%

  • Mobilize community members and facilitate empowerment programmes for ownership and sustainability of the education and protection( gender, child protection, disability) project activities
  • Build capacity of communities and partners on integration for synergy & community based monitoring for sustainability of education and protection interventions
  • Establish specific capacity building mechanisms for effective delivery & sustainability of project interventions
  • Build the capacity of education and protection partners (e.g PTAs,BoMs, CBOs, AACs) to enable them effectively intervene in education & Child Protection.
  • Take a lead in building ADP staff and community capacities in education & protection through trainings and other information sharing avenues to handle project activities effectively
  • Together with partners, conduct regular reflection and learning events
  • Facilitate mentorship, lifeskills and peer programme for boys and girls and especially the rescued girls
  • Facilitate Empowerment of girls, and women in the focus AP in order to break the cycle of poverty and discrimination.
  • Spiritual nurture of children – partners & institutions
  • Engage, empower and equip staff and partners to implement spiritual nurture of children and youth
  • Mobilise and empower the Church and other faith groups to implement Channels of Hope on Child Protection & gender.
  • Mobilise and empower the Church, other faith groups and Community based organization to integrate empowered World development in education & protection interventions

Advocacy, Engagement, Networking and Partnerships 10%

· Gather and provide quality feedback and data to be used to develop technical papers and recommendations on key issues for external engagement with decision makers

· Establish and sustain working relationships with Government Departments and Agencies relevant to the programme’s focus area at the Ward, Sub County and County levels

· Participate in the Annual County Government’s Planning and Budgeting process and influence resource allocation to the priority needs of the most vulnerable groups within the Programme Area

· Ensure that Program participants and partners are kept informed of all the Government laws and policies in respect to the Technical Program being implemented and any changes to government laws, policies and budgets

· Work with partners and coalitions to engage in advocacy activities with the government structures at the County level, to address the needs of local communities and inform national level advocacy initiatives

· Work with community groups to utilize advocacy approaches such as Citizen Voice and Action (CVA) and Child Protection Advocacy (CPA) to enable service users and local partners to engage directly with local government service providers to improve the quality of government services for children and to generate information and evidence for use in national level advocacy work.

· Ensure effective mobilisation of community groups, youth and children, empowering them to hold their governments to account

· Support communities groups, youth and children to engage constructively with duty bearers and

Resource Acquisition 10%

  • Provide information to inform fund raising initiatives for education, gender, child protection and disability at all levels
  • Develop timely and accurate funding proposals in line with donor requirements and WVK standards in collaboration with ADP Manager and other sector specialists
  • Mobilize the community for community contribution for project interventions

Sponsorship Management 10%

  • Ensuring Integrated Sponsorship monitoring

· Participate in Child Sponsorship Management

· Ensure appropriate programming for child wellbeing issues reflected in SingleSTEP

Others 5%

  • Effectively manage other assignments as may be delegated to you by the supervisor from time to time.

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

The following may be acquired through a combination of formal or self-education, prior experience or on-the-job training:

· Minimum Bachelor’s degree in education, early childhood development, and special needs education or their or equivalent.

· Minimum of two years working experience in education sector initiatives at community level

· Experience in Advocacy, Child Rights and/or Community Development with strong partnership with GoK ministries and Churches

Other Competencies/Attributes

· Attend and participate in the leadership of daily devotions.

· Ability to take initiatives, team player who is able to work with minimum supervision

· Good computer skills in MS office (Excel, word, PowerPoint etc)

· Familiar with current education and protection sector programming

How to apply:

For more information on the job and application procedure, please visit: http://careers.wvi.org/job-opportunities-in-africa and submit your online application including a detailed CV, current and expected salary, with names of three referees. Application deadline is August 6, 2018 at midnight. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted**.**

World Vision is a child focused organization and upholds the rights and wellbeing of children. Our recruitment and selection procedures include screening and background checking for child abuse related offenses. World Vision is an equal opportunity employer.

World Vision does not use employment agencies nor does it charge money for recruitment, interviews, or medical checks. More information about vacancies can be found on our official careers page https://careers.wvi.org/.

Kenya: CONSULTANCY CALL FOR REVIEW OF THE CHILD SENSITIVE SOCIAL PROTECTION (CSSP) FRAMEWORK

Organization: Africa Platform for Social Protection
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 03 Aug 2018

CONSULTANCY CALL FOR REVIEW OF THE CHILD SENSITIVE SOCIAL PROTECTION (CSSP) FRAMEWORK.

Terms of Reference

1.0 INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND

The Africa Platform for Social Protection (APSP) is a pan African network of organizations operating at grassroots, national and regional levels, with a commitment to promoting and strengthening the social contract between states and citizens. To achieve this, the APSP promotes active engagement of National Platforms in the shaping of Social Protection policies, programmes and practices in Africa.

Save the Children International is the World’s leading independent Organisation for children working in 120 countries, saving children’s lives, fighting for their rights and supporting them fulfil their potentials.

Save the Children East &Southern Africa Regional Office (ESARO) and the APSP are keen to promote Child Sensitive Social Protection (CSSP) programs among countries in the East and Southern African region. APSP and Save the Children embarked on the development of a conceptual framework on Child Sensitive Social Protection. The framework is aimed at enhancing clarity on the concept of Child Sensitive Social Protection (CSSP) and providing guidance on how CSSP programs can be implemented across the East and Southern Africa Region, as well as to guide civil society organizations to advocate for CSSP. Child-sensitive social protection is an evidence-based approach that aims to maximize opportunities and developmental outcomes for children by considering different dimensions of children’s well-being. The CSSP framework is a guidance document on how to ensure that social protection programmes integrate or are designed to ensure better outcomes for children.

2.0 PURPOSE OF THE ASSIGNMENT

The Africa Platform for Social Protection (APSP) seeks a consultant to review the draft CSSP framework. The aim of the review is to improve on the content of the CSSP framework as well as to make the draft CSSP framework an easy and accessible document.

2.1 SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES

The overall objective of the consultancy is to update and synthesize the content of the draft CSSP framework to make it a usable and reader-friendly guide. Specifically the review will involve:

  1. Simplifying the content in the draft CSSP framework and to ensure there is coherence in the entire framework.
  2. Break down the information in the framework to make it a usable guide by state and non-state social protection and child rights service providers.
  3. Work with selected APSP platform members to generate content on country examples of child sensitive social protection programming.
  4. Regular interaction between the consultant, APSP and Save the Children International on the content of the framework.
  5. Updating the CSSP framework using feedback provided by peer reviewers from APSP and Save the Children International and the global team.
  6. Develop a final edited copy of the CSSP framework.

3.0 EXPECTED OUTPUTS

  1. A final edited copy of the Child Sensitive Social Protection (CSSP) framework.

4.0 TIMELINES ON THE CONSULTANCY

This work is expected to take place between August and September 2018.

5.0 QUALIFICATIONS OF THE CONSULTANT

· Excellent writing skills in English.

· Post graduate qualification in social sciences, development, law, child rights, law or economics.

· Experience in social protection programming.

· Experience in advocacy and evidence generation for development organizations.

· Experience in developing guideline documents for social protection programmes.

· Familiarity with the child rights and socio-economic context of children in Africa.

· Experience in editing documents is essential.

· Experience in rights-based programmes and producing evidence based research material for rights based programmes.

How to apply:

Interested parties are requested to submit a proposal containing both technical and financial aspects based on the specific tasks as outlined above including a sample of previous work to info@africapsp.org by the close of business 3rd August 2018

Kenya: Program Officer Policy Enabler – TAAT Project

Organization: African Agricultural Technology Foundation
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 10 Aug 2018

Program Officer Policy Enabler – TAAT Project

Background and context

The African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF) is an international not-for-profit organization designed to facilitate and promote public/private partnerships for the access and delivery of royalty-free proprietary technologies that meet the needs of resource-poor smallholder farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Through its catalytic and facilitative role, AATF acts as the neutral intermediary and responsible party between owners and/or holders of proprietary technologies and those that need them to promote food security and enhance livelihoods for smallholder farmers in SSA. AATF was incorporated in the UK in January 2003, in Kenya on April 2003 (Headquarters) and in Nigeria in October 2009. It was also registered as a charity under the laws of England and Wales in January 2005.

Overall Purpose

Under the direct supervision of the Coordinator TAAT Policy Enabler, the Programme Officer is responsible for providing support of implementation of TAAT Policy Enabler activities amongst partner institutions in target countries.

The Programme Officer is expected to work in close collaboration with partner organizations and relevant government policy departments via outreach campaigns to foster the creation of an enabling environment where enterprises including agribusiness activities can start, develop and thrive in line with the aspirations of the TAAT initiative. In particular, the Programme Officer shall work with relevant project teams in the field for addressing project-related issues.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Undertake tasks regarding the overall implementation of TAAT Policy Enabler project activities across partner institutions in all target countries.
  • Provide the required attention to all activities required to build understanding and confidence for the project, including field visits; follow-up responses, and reporting obligations.
  • Compile technical reports and project briefs including editing and formatting of documents, and writing minutes.
  • Create and maintain an electronic archiving system of project related documents, and manage assignments and tasks related to technical activities including project data entry, analysis and interpretation.

Minimum Qualifications & Experience

· Master’s degree in agricultural policy analysis or any other related and equivalent disciplines from a recognized institution;

· Minimum of 5 years’ experience in policy analysis or policy advocacy experience critical in engendering agricultural sector policy reforms and implementation, conversant with policy and institutional issues related to challenges hampering seed systems, agro-input supply and market access in African countries.

How to apply:

Submission of Applications

Qualified candidates are invited to log in to our website https://www.aatf-africa.org/programme-officer-taat-policy-enabler to obtain the full job description and application details

AATF is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and gender equity within the organisation.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Closing date 10 August 2018

Kenya: Community Mobiliser

Organization: Action Africa Help – International
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 13 Aug 2018

Action Africa Help International (AAH-I) is a regional African-led non-governmental organisation that supports livelihood-challenged communities in East and Southern Africa to sustainably improve their well-being and standard of living. With Country Programmes in South Sudan, Kenya, Somalia, Uganda, Zambia and recently in Djibouti, AAH-I has over 25 years’ experience working with communities in conflict and post-conflict situations, including refugees, internally displaced people and host communities. More recently AAH-I has expanded its activities to work with other marginalised communities, including pastoralists and people living in informal urban settlements.

Department: Livelihoods
Reports to: Project Officer, Mara
Liaises with: Training, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer and the community focal persons
Duty Station: Narok, Mara Program

Job Summary
AAH-I Kenya County Programme (AAH-K) is looking for a committed individual for a Community Mobiliser position to support the Mara project team. The individual will be the project ambassador in the community and work closely with the Project officer, Training, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer and the community focal persons and support office administration and field activities in Mara.

Duties & Responsibilities
Key activities will involve the target group’s mobilisations for the project activities in all the project target areas. He/she will be tasked with planning, organising training, mobilising respective groups for planned activities within the framework of the project contractual agreement.
The community mobiliser will provide mobilisation technical support to the team:

  1. In planning and organising group meetings, support groups in setting up groups constitutions, support in training as per agreed training needs, follow up and track implementation of planned group activities.
  2. Coordinate the social, learnings and activity interactions between the different groups
  3. Serve as the primary link between the groups and AAH-K, developing an infrastructure for both dialogue and conflict resolution
  4. Establish and build AAH-K relationships with community and other stakeholders
  5. Actively promote the AAH-K approach to livelihoods with emphasis on promoting group development through support, coaching, mentoring, feedback and identification of investment needs and opportunities.
  6. Perform any other functions deemed necessary or as delegated by the supervisor in order to meet the organizational mandate
  7. Support the Mara project team in administrative and logistics functions
  8. Maintaining weekly and monthly reports on the progress of the project, documenting the lessons learnt in all project components

Download the complete job advert.

How to apply:

Interested candidates should email application letters and CVs (with 3 professional referees) addressed to recruitke@actionafricahelp.org to be received by 13th August, 2018. The email Subject Line must show the job title of the position applied for. AAH-K is an equal-opportunity employer. We thank candidates for their high interest in the opportunities we publish on our website. Due to the high number of applications we receive, we will only get back to shortlisted candidates. AAH-K does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process nor does it use recruitment agents.

NB: Shortlisting will be done on a rolling basis.

Kenya: A STUDY OF THE LEGISLATION AND POLICY FORMULATION PROCESSES IN ECOLOGICAL ORGANIC AGRICULTURE (EOA) IN EASTERN AFRICA

Organization: Biovision
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 06 Aug 2018

Project: GLOBAL ADVOCACY PROJECT UNDER THE ECOLOGICAL ORGANIC AGRICULTURE INITIATIVE

1. Background

The Ecological Organic Agriculture (EOA) Initiative is an African Union-led continental undertaking started in 2011 and currently implemented in eight countries (Benin, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal, Tanzania, and Uganda). It is implemented under the guidance and oversight of the AU chaired Continental Steering Committee (CSC) to establish an African organic farming platform based on available best practices; and to develop sustainable organic farming systems and improve seed quality. Its mission is to promote ecologically sound strategies and practices among diverse stakeholders involved in production, processing, marketing and policy making to safeguard the environment, improve livelihoods, alleviate poverty and guarantee food security among farmers in Africa. The goal is to contribute to mainstreaming of Ecological Organic Agriculture into national agricultural production systems by 2025 in order to improve agricultural productivity, food security, access to markets and sustainable development in Africa. In addition, these efforts are hoped to reduce exploitation of the organic farmers in Africa.

The initiative embraces holistic production systems that sustain the health of soils, ecosystems and people, and relies on ecological processes, biodiversity and cycles adapted to local conditions rather than reliance on the use of external inputs with adverse effects on people’s total health (human, animal, plant and environmental). The EOA initiative was started in response to the African Union Heads of State and Government’s call for the promotion of organic farming in Africa. The African Union Commission (AUC), in collaboration with several civil society organizations, organized an inception workshop in May 2011 in Thika Kenya, with financial support from the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation (SSNC) to discuss how to implement this decision. The workshop successfully resulted in a roadmap, concept note and an African Organic Action Plan to mainstream ecological organic agriculture into national agricultural production systems. The action plan was supported by SSNC in a pilot undertaken in 2012 in six countries (Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda in Eastern Africa; Zambia in Southern Africa; and Nigeria in Western Africa) while Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) supported baseline studies in Benin, Mali and Senegal in the third quarter of 2013. Further discussions led to the development of an 8-country project proposal supported by SDC for the first phase (2014-2018) while SSNC with funding from the Swedish International Development Cooperation (Sida) supported the EOA Initiative in some Eastern Africa countries through civil society organizations from 2013 to date. The African Union also supports the EOA Initiative through funds provided by the European Union and other sources.

The implementation of the Initiative’s five-year Action Plan (2015-2020) and Strategic Plan (2015-2025) is anchored on six complimentary pillars: (i) Research, training and extension, (ii) Information and communication, (iii) Value chain and market development, (iv) Networking and partnership, (v) Policy and programme development, and (vi) Institutional capacity development. However, in the current SDC contribution, the initiative is driven by the first three technical pillars and fourth one encompassing coordination, management and networking, basically integrating components of pillars (iv), (v) and (vi).

The key four objectives of the EOA Initiative are:

  1. To increase documentation of information and knowledge on organic agricultural products along the complete value chains and support relevant actors to translate it into practices and wide application.

  2. To systematically inform producers about the EOA approaches and good practices and motivate their uptake through strengthening access to advisory and support services.

  3. To substantially increase the share of quality organic products at the local, national, regional and global markets.

  4. To strengthen inclusive stakeholder engagement in organic commodities value chain development by developing national, regional and continental multi-stakeholder platforms to advocate for changes in public policy, plans and practices.

About the Global Advocacy Project (GAP)

The Global Advocacy Project (GAP) is part of the EOA Initiative supported by SSNC and SDC. The overall aim of the GAP project is to support increased food security, resilient production systems and better incomes for small (and medium) scale farmers in Africa while at the same time safeguarding the environment for the future. The project aims to stimulate and strengthen partner organizations in their capacity to catalyze change with respect to greater policy attention to EOA programs and investments, in order to enable the establishment of relevant legislation and regulations and to allocate resources to build capabilities in various key areas including extension, education, market development, entrepreneurship, applied research, information sharing and communication among others. This study recognizes that presenting concise evidential synthesis pragmatically to the real world of policymaking to minimize cognitive biases, deal with natural tendencies to resist change, to ensure political buy-in requires the partner organizations to see the world from the perspective of their target groups and understand the legislation and policy processes abd structures in which they engage.

This consultancy is coordinated by Biovision Africa Trust (BvAT) in collaboration with PELUM Kenya on behalf of the CSC, SSNC and SDC. A similar study will be conducted in West Africa among the EOA-I participating countries.

2. Purpose and Scope of the Assessment

The specific goal for GAP project is to create awareness and better understanding among policymakers, practitioners, technocrats and development partners of Ecological Organic Agriculture (EOA) and stimulate discussion and debate among them about EOA and its benefits to human, animal, plant and environmental health.

The purpose of this assessment is therefore to:

  1. Investigate how agricultural policies are formulated, developed and delivered in general and with particular focus on the ecological organic agriculture (EOA) in order to stimulate discussion among policymakers, practitioners and development partners on policy interventions (content) and implementation and determine their merit, worth, or value in terms of improving the social and economic conditions of different stakeholders.

  2. Analyze the limitations (gaps, incohorences, constraints, and weaknesses) in the existing legislation and policy formulation processes in agriculture in general and ecological organic agriculture in particular in the selected countries.

  3. On the basis of the above make recommendations on how the current systems and strcutures of legislation and policy formulation, development and implementation processes can be improved for supporting EOA integrationn into national programs and plans.

The above shall help to address the following important questions:

a) How could the report help us in the next steps to take in the advocacy work geared towards supporting EOA in Eastern/Western Africa?

b) What kind of strong information from the policy report shall we present to decision-makers and politicians that can make a difference in the way the decisions-makers will act after our report? What perspectives are “selling” to the politicians?

c) What kind of information should be included in the report that is important for EOA partner organizations to take advanced steps towards advocacy work?

3. Scope of the Asssessment

a) Assess the status (presence) of ecological organic agriculture policies in Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda to provide an overview of poliy development and implementation.

b) Document at least 1 successful case in each country of a specific policy in the agriculture sector during the last five or so years.

  1. Describe the policy considerations, underlying logic and processes through which the policy was developed and implemented.

  2. Identify the actors involved, how they were selected and how they were involved in the policy formulation and implementation processes.

c) Identify weaknesses and gaps in the existing legislation and policy formulation processes and structures of decision-making which limit policy development and implementation in ecological organic agricuture in the selected countries.

d) Identify strengths and opportunities for developing and implementing policies in ecological organic agriculture in the selected countries.

e) Make recommendations for improving policy formulation, development and delivery in ecological organic agriculture in the selected countries.

4. The Deliverables

A draft report of findings and recommendations to be presented at the at the 10th EOA-I CSC and the 4th African Organic Conference (4th AOC) in Yaoundé, Cameroon in November, 2018. The study findings will be shared in other important forums the following year.

The expected key outputs of the assessment are:

(a) An Inception Report: Elaboration of the assessment methodology and tools to be applied including a detailed schedule of activities to be undertaken across the three countries. This should be ready within 2 weeks after signing the contract.

(b) Draft Report: This should be ready within 75 days from the day of signing the contract (Mid-October).

(c) Final Report: The technical report should include the executive summary, background, methodology, key findings, conclusions, lessons and recommendations, and annexes (key officials interviewed, documents consulted, and data collection instruments applied). The final report to include inputs from the CSC and 4th AOC. The report to be submitted by 30 November 2018.

5. Background Documents

In addition to relevant documents and reports to be sought at country and AU level, various documents valuable to this study will be provided including but not limited to:

o AU Decision on Organic Farming, (the basis of Ecological Organic Agriculture)

o EOA Strategic Plan (2015-2025) and EOA Action Plan (2015-2020)

o SDC and SSNC Project Documents (for the period 2013-2018)

o Report of the Assessment of SSNC contribution to first phase of EOA in Eastern Africa

o EOA Mid-term Review Report 2016

o Report of the Organizational and Capacity Assessment (2018)

o CAADP frameworks

6. The Assessment Methodology/Approach

The Consultant is expected to develop an appropriate approach/methodology to address the study tasks. Whereas this study is expected to be handled through desk review and key informant interviews, the methodology proposed will include but not limited to:

a) Identification and review of relevant documents on general agriculture and organic agriculture policy, country specific strategic plans, reports, publications, etc. that analyze the policy formulation processes and structures in the selected countries.

b) Data collection approaches and tools, focusing on key informant interviews with relevant actors.

c) Data analysis techniques

7. Time Frame

This assessment will be conducted within 75 days between August and October 2018.

8. Consultants & Minimum Qualifications

The study will be conducted by a consultant or team of consultants with the team leader and partners having the following main qualifications:

· At least a master’s degree or equivalent in agriculture, sociology, development studies, economics or related social sciences.

· At least 5 years of experience in conducting policy assessment/evaluations, policy impact assessments or similar assignments in agricultural development programmes and projects.

· Demonstrated ability to assess complex situations to analyze critical issues succinctly and clearly and draw conclusions and recommendations.

· Proven in-depth understanding and consulting experiences on institutional set-up of complex development programmes.

· Substantive knowledge of participatory M&E processes and experience with multistakeholder/community development interventions.

· Excellent English writing and communication skills.

How to apply:

How to apply

Interested candidates should submit the following:

a) A brief proposal indicating their understanding of the assignment and methodology including gender aspects and workplan for successfully conducting the study.

b) Financial proposal showing the cost of conducting the study, breakdown of consultancy costs and travel for conducting interviews and presenting the report to the CSC and 4th AOC and any other costs associated with this assignment.

c) At least one report of a similar assignment conducted in the past three years.

d) A concise curriculum vitae of the consultant(s), with at least one being a woman with a gender orientation. A gender balanced team would be preferred.

e) Names and contacts of three referees (phone numbers and email).

f) A one-page write-up showing why you are the most suitable team for the consultancy.

If you are interested in the above consultancy and can demonstrate your ability to meet the qualifications required, then submit your expression of interest with the above mentioned documents to info@biovisionafricatrust.org with the subject heading: Consultancy for Policy Study in Eastern Africa.

The closing date for applications is 6th August 2018.** Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

Biovision Africa Trust is an EOE