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Kenya: Nutrition Specialist

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

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

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

And we never give up.

For every child, an advocate:

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

How can you make a difference?

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

Programme Development and Management

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

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

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

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

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

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

Programme Monitoring and Evaluations

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

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

Knowledge Management and Capacity Building/Sustainability

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

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

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

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

Partnership, Coordination and Collaboration

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    The technical competencies required for this post are:

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

    http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf

    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.

    Remarks:

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

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

    How to apply:

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=514457

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    Kenya: Call for Experts – SENIOR CLIMATE CHANGE ADVISER

    Organization: DAI Global
    Country: Kenya
    Closing date: 20 Jul 2018

    CALL FOR EXPERTS – SENIOR CLIMATE CHANGE ADVISER

    DAI is looking for a Senior Climate Change Adviser for one of its projects in Kenya to provide thought leadership to its team around Climate Change Governance (CCG) issues and targeted technical support to implementing partners. Among other responsibilities, the Senior CCG Adviser will be expected to provide technical guidance to the team on emerging CCG needs & issues, attend Steering Committee meetings to provide technical advice when major decisions linked to CCG are being made and provide technical guidance and support to CCG applicants.

    Expertise Required

    The appropriate STTA should have the following expertise and experience:

    • Extensive knowledge and good understanding of climate change governance and service delivery context in Kenya.
    • Experience (10 years or more) in undertaking technical analysis of papers, reports and proposals in climate change governance.
    • Understanding of DFID’s approach on adaptive programming and experience of developing climate change governance strategies that incorporate adaptive approaches.
    • Experience with implementation and or technical support to climate change projects in Kenya.
    • Master’s degree in a relevant field.

    The STTA is expected to undertake the assignments from the project's Secretariat or field locations, as appropriate.

    Level of Effort (LoE)

    Total level of effort will be up to 45 days between July and 31st December 2018.

    Last date for submission of applications is 20th July 2018.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and provided with detailed Terms of reference.

    How to apply:

    To apply follow the link below:

    https://chm.tbe.taleo.net/chm04/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=DAINC&cws=1&rid=3779

    KNYNER Services Marketing Assistant job

    1. JOB DESCRIPTION

     

    Reference: KS/FD/18/1607

     

    Position: Marketing Assistant

    Introduction

    We are looking for a Free Lance Marketing Assistant who will oversee the promotion of company’s services. The candidate will be responsible for developing pricing strategies, identifying new customers, supporting lead generation efforts, and creating marketing promotions.

    Responsibilities

    1. Explore different ways to improvise and increase the sales of the existing products
    2. Create, develop and implement different strategies to market company products in a strong manner
    3. Study the services and products of competitors and develop strategies to get an upper hand.
    4. Closely study, analyze and monitor the latest market trends in the company sector.
    5. Execute different marketing campaigns to promote company products via different media/advertisements
    6. Implement new developmental programs for upcoming products
    7. Implement creative marketing techniques and concepts to increase the profit margins
    8. Ensuring marketing goals are achieved as designed

    Education

    1. Diploma or Degree in Marketing/Business Administration/Related Discipline

    Skills

    1. Strong leadership and organizational skills
    2. Excellent oral and written communication skills
    3. Proficient computer skills with special emphasis on MS Excel, Word and Power Point
    4. Good business acumen

    Attributes

    1. High ethical standard and good conduct
    2. Ability to multitask and remain motivated and positive
    3. Commitment to working efficiently and accurately

    Experience

    1. Minimum 2 (two) years in a busy marketing department/agency
    1. APPLICATION GUIDELINES
    1. Contacts:

    The Recruiter

    Knyner Services

    Nairobi, Kenya

    Email: hrdkenya@gmail.com

    1. Deadline:

    July 20, 2018_5:00 P.M.

     

    1. Important:

    YOUR APPLICATION WILL BE UNSUCCESSFUL IF NO COMMUNICATION IS RECEIVED FROM US 2 (TWO) WEEKS AFTER THE STATED DEADLINE. STRICTLY NO CONVERSING

    Kenya: CONSULTANCY – To Undertake an Assessment of Rabies Elimination Status in 13 Selected Sub-Saharan Countries, and Position of Regional Bodies in…

    Organization: World Animal Protection
    Country: Kenya
    Closing date: 18 Jul 2018

    World Animal Protection is urgently recruiting a qualified Consultant with expertise and experience in the domain of research. The goal of the consultancy is to help us understand the status of rabies elimination in 13 selected sub-Saharan countries in Africa and the position of regional bodies in Africa. Africa is the second continent (after Asia) most affected by Rabies and it is envisioned that the collated information from this study will assist and guide World Animal Protection in strategizing better lives for dogs campaign by ending poor dog treatment and brutal inhumane culling practices in Africa. The objectives of this study will aim to address questions grouped into two broad categories:

    1. Regional level questions

    a. What is the dog population in different regions of Africa?

    b. Which Regional bodies/institutions are working on dog population management (DPM) and/or rabies elimination in Africa? c. Is there Regional financial institution/ mechanism addressing rabies in Africa? d. Is there regional level civil society bodies promoting dog welfare/DPM/rabies elimination in Africa?

    2. National level questions: This section will answer questions relating to;

    a. Existing legislation regarding rabies in the member states

    b. Dog population management in each of the selected member state

    c. Advocacy, Public Awareness and Education

    d. Rabies surveillance, dog and human rabies vaccines

    e. Outbreak responses and other rabies control strategies

    f. Laboratory diagnostics

    Academic Qualifications of the Consultant:

    The Consultant(s) being sought to undertake the research must have at least Masters of Science degree in either of the following fields; Research Methodology; Veterinary Epidemiology; or Public Health from a recognised institution of higher learning. Experience in research will be an added advantage.

    How to apply:

    For details on the complete Request for Proposal (RFP), the scope of the consultancy, and how to apply, follow this link to our website: https://www.worldanimalprotection.or.ke/jobs-and-internships

    Kenya: COMMUNICATION SUPPORT INTERN /IOR ESAF (Job Ref: SOS/12/7)

    Organization: SOS Children's Villages International
    Country: Kenya
    Closing date: 27 Jul 2018

    VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT**

    COMMUNICATION SUPPORT INTERN /**IOR ESAF**

    (Job Ref: SOS/12/7)

    Position title: Communication Support Intern (short-term role)

    Working location: IB Nairobi Office, Kenya

    Region: International Office Region for Eastern & Southern Africa (ESAF)

    Reporting to: Global Editor

    Duration: 5-6 months

    Context of the position

    Established in 1949, SOS Children's Villages International is a dynamic, international social development organization working globally to meet the needs and protect the interests and rights of orphaned and vulnerable children.

    Within the Eastern and Southern Africa region(ESAF), SOS CV International is headquartered in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and has member associations in Nigeria, Ghana, Ethiopia, Sudan, South Sudan, Somali/Somaliland, Djibouti, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Zambia, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland, Botswana, Namibia, Mauritius, Angola and Madagascar

    Key performance areas and main responsibilities

    · Support correspondents from ESAF and WCAF to upload content to Media box

    · Generate content proactively for fundraising purposes

    · Ensure timely communication between the International Office and supporting partners and the National Associations.

    · Align stories to fundraising needs

    · Contribute to the improvement, quality and speed of editorial content production

    · Engage co-workers in the National Associations in ESAF in regard to content production

    · Perform any other assignments that may come up from time to time

    POSITION REQUIREMENTS

    · A graduate from the following areas of study – Communications, Media studies, international relations, Community Development or other relevant field.

    · Be computer literate in standard Microsoft Packages

    SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

    · Good English skills both spoken and written

    · Good interpersonal skills

    · Asks questions to gain clarity

    · Time conscious and meets deadlines

    · Organized, able to track own activities and those of others.

    · Honest, hardworking and dedicated.

    · Fluency in French or Portuguese will be an advantage.

    How to apply:

    If you believe you are the right candidate for the above position, please send your application letter, detailed curriculum vitae (CV), and photocopies of academic certificates, and names and contact details of three referees as Single Document.

    Applications that are late, or do not have CV or certificates attached, will be disqualified. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. E-mail applications should bear the position title in the subject line of the email.

    Email to: Applications including at least three traceable referees should be sent electronically to: ESAF.HROD@sos-kd.org

    All applications should be submitted not later than 27 July 2018

    Kenya: CONSULTANCY OPPORTUNITY: DATA ANALYSIS AND DEVELOPMENT OF NUTRITION PROFILES (MARSABIT COUNTY)

    Organization: Concern Worldwide
    Country: Kenya
    Closing date: 19 Jul 2018

    Concern Worldwide is an international non-governmental humanitarian organization dedicated to the reduction of suffering and working towards the ultimate elimination of extreme poverty in the world’s poorest countries

    Concern Worldwide invites Expressions of Interest for the provision of the following consultancy services:

    DATA ANALYSIS AND DEVELOPMENT OF NUTRITION PROFILES (MARSABIT COUNTY)

    1. Background/ Context

    Marsabit County is located in the former Eastern province of Kenya and covers an area of 70,961.3 Km2 and is ranked as the largest county in the country. The county remains amongst the counties with the highest poverty index in the in Kenya and ranked position 44 out of 47 counties with a poverty rate of 83.2%. The county has three major livelihoods where the pastoral livelihood zone forms the bulk of the main livelihood zones at 81% and the other significant livelihood type is the agro-pastoral system which accounts for about 16% of the population.

    The county experiences poor health and Nutrition outcomes especially due to Community Referral system is poor since community units are there but semi Functional and community Health services are poor hence most health facilities are not able to reach their catchment population. There has been no obvious recovery from the persistent shocks including drought, floods, and conflict that the communities are faced regularly with, thus illustrating very high levels of chronic vulnerability.

    The major drivers of the high levels of acute malnutrition in the county have for a long time remained as chronic food insecurity, poor dietary diversity, suboptimal child care and feeding practices including poor hygiene and sanitation , low access to essential health and nutrition services and poor health seeking behaviour which directly influence access to basic quality health services .The July 2017 survey also highlighted the specific vulnerabilities related to hygiene and sanitation with less than 16.9% of the respondents practicing hand washing at four critical times and more than half of the population (58.7 %) practicing open defecation. Furthermore only 21.7% % were treating their water for drinking (2017 SMART Survey).

    Infant and Child breastfeeding practices are sub optimal with intitiation of infants to breastfeeding with the first hour of birth at 84.4 % and exclusive breastfeeding for first six months at 68.2 % (Marsabit SMART survey, 2013). A KAP survey conducted in Marsabit County in 2017 identified cultural practises around child naming ,home deliveries and perceptions of not enpough milk and baby crying too much as main negative influences to optimal brestfeeding practises.

    Complementary feeding practices are largely sub-optimal with complementary foods usually sub-standard in nutrient quality and quantity. Complementary foods used largely comprise of starches that are low in proteins and other nutrients vital for the growing infant (Marsabit SMART survey, County 2017). In addition, complementary feeding diets are typically limited in diversity and do not meet the nutrient requirements of the growing child. The 2017 SMART Survey indicated poor timely introduction of complementary foods at 53.8 % with only 8 % children 6-23 months achieving minimum acceptable diet .In addition dietary diversity score was poor at 12.1 % .This situation is further compounded by household food insecurity due to low purchasing power, lack of diversity of food owing to market limitation coupled with poor food preparation methods, food taboos and inadequate knowledge on MIYCN practises.

    Table 1: Summary of Infant and Young Child Nutrition Indicators in Marsabit County

    Indicator

    Age group

    Percentage

    Timely Initiation to Breast milk

    0 – 23

    84.4%

    Exclusive Breastfeeding

    0 – 5

    68.2%

    Introduction of Solid, Semi-Solid, or Soft Foods

    6 – 8

    44.3%.

    Minimum Dietary Diversity

    6 – 23

    15.5%

    Minimum Meal Frequency (6-8 months)

    6 – 8

    1.2%

    Minimum Meal Frequency (6-23months)

    6 – 23

    16.6%

    Minimum Acceptable Diet

    6 – 23

    15.6%

    Source: Marsabit County, KAP survey, Dec 2017

    2. Objective/Purpose of the Consultancy

    To analyse existing nutrition data for Marsabit County with a view of coming up with the nutrition profiles for the County.

    3. Methodology

    Nutrition profile provides an assessment of the Country’s performance against the nutrition related indicators, and aggregates the results into dials to provide an overall assessment of child welfare. The countries are assessed using the global targets. They offer a powerful tool for quantifying the scale of the challenge posed by the targets and identifying areas where the most effort is required to reach targets or improve monitoring. The profiles accompany the report showing progress for every child. Currently, analysis of nutrition information normally exists at country level and there is need to have a County level analysis to show progress in the performance of nutrition indicators to have a county specific profile.

    This analysis will adopt a desk review of existing information to document what has been the pattern. Concern will avail some of the useful documents. The Consultant will be expected to draw from previous surveys, the KDHS and other relevant sources for this assignment. Additionally, the consultant will conduct interviews with key persons in nutrition for Marsabit and with partner’s staff for qualitative information.

    The consultant is expected to develop a clear methodology, work plan, develop interview guide, analyse data, profile and submit a report.

    4. Deliverables/Outputs

    · Inception report with an analysis of the context based on existing information on nutrition for Marsabit County including proposals for data analysis plan and methodology

    · A draft data analysis report

    · A final data analysis report containing stand-alone executive summary with clear nutrition profiles for Marsabit County

    5. Proposed Timelines

    The Consultant should include a proposal of the number of days the assignment will take.

    6. Remuneration

    The Consultant is expected to provide a financial proposal for the whole assignment. Agreed rates will be based on prevailing market competitive rates and value for money.

    Payment will be made upon verification of the final work by Concern Worldwide’s Programmes Director.

    7. Expertise and Skills Required

    At least Master Degree in a relevant field with proven track record of similar work

    How to apply:

    Interested candidates who meet the above requirements must submit the following;

    · A technical proposal (Max. 10 pages) including;

    o Proposed methodology

    o Work plan including the activity schedule with the total number of days and earliest date of availability to undertake assignment

    o Demonstration of Capability i.e. CV of the lead consultant and, if quoting for an organization, attach the CV of any other personnel to be involved in the assignment

    o A list of previous work done (Work Completion Certificates)

    o Telephone and email contacts of at least three (3) professional referees who can validate technical expertise

    · A financial proposal quoted in Kenya Shillings for the whole assignment

    All submissions, addressed to the HR & Administration Coordinator, Concern Worldwide, Nairobi, must be sent to the following email addresses: nairobi.hr@concern.net and quotes.kenya@concern.net with the subject of the email as ‘Nutrition Data Analyst and Profiler Marsabit’. The closing date for submissions is Thursday, 19th July 2018.

    Concern has a Code of Conduct and a Programme Participant Protection Policy to ensure the maximum protection of programme participants from abuse and exploitation.

    CONCERN WORLDWIDE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES EMPLOYER

    Kenya: Project Officer, Nairobi WASH Project

    Organization: ChildFund International
    Country: Kenya
    Closing date: 10 Aug 2018

    Overall Objectives of the position:

    Facilitate successful implementation of a grant funded WASH project in Mukuru, Kasarani and Njiru informal settlements within Nairobi County and contribute to the wellbeing of children through promotion of Safe and healthy Environment for Children to grow in.

    General Description of the Role:

    The Project Officer will be responsible for the grant activities; mobilize communities and leaders in the implementation and coordination of stakeholders to deliver Nairobi WASH Project. The project officer will assist to develop and maintain good relationships with the project participants, Local P teams, relevant Government Departments at the National and County level to deliver on his /her mandate.

    Reporting to the Program Manager (Nairobi and Metropolitan), the WASH Project Officer will be based at Metropolitan Child Care Organization (MCO) office in Mukuru and will be responsible for:

    • Ensuring that the project activities are implemented according to the Project Design as provided in the proposal
    • Mobilizing community support, including participation in the planned WASH activities and ensure buy in of the project for successful implementation of the project.
    • Participate in the WASH coordination mechanisms including, steering committees and working groups that coordinate and guide the WATSAN sector response plans, operations and related activities within Nairobi.
    • Managing the assigned WASH project to meet the project objectives within budget and allotted time frame.
    • Providing strong leadership of the assigned WASH project and ensure both short and long-term positive impacts and outcomes for the beneficiaries and MCO.
    • Supporting the application/implementation and adherence to existing policies, WASH strategies and set standards by donor and Government.
    • Assisting in documenting lessons learnt/good practices and other relevant reports for better WASH programming.
    • Regularly review project status, comparing budgeted to actual expenditure.
    • Ensuring accurate and timely progress reports according to ChildFund Kenya and Korea timeframes and formats.
    • Monitoring and troubleshooting on issues/factors that can affect the smooth implementation of the project and share in a timely manner with the supervisor and stakeholders.
    • Preparing requests for activity implementation and payments.
    • Facilitating routine data collection to track beneficiaries of the WASH project.
    • Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time by the supervisor

    Required Skills

    Person Specifications

    • A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in the Social Sciences or public health
    • At least three (3) years’ experience in the management of community projects and preferably working with local partners.
    • Proven ability to conceptualize, develop, plan and manage projects/mass events as well as transfer information and skills.
    • Proven organizational, analytical, negotiating, communication (oral and written) and training skills.
    • Excellent written, verbal, interpersonal and cross-cultural communications skills.
    • Ability to prioritize, focus and deliver quality results within deadlines while meeting conflicting work demands and targets; working with or without teams with minimum supervision.
    • Experience in developing systems to capture and measure the impact of WASH activities.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to interact professionally with donor, project stakeholders, County collaborators and staff at all levels of the organization.
    • Ability to work independently and with minimum supervision to meet strict deadlines

    How to apply:

    https://childfund-hr.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.jobinfo&jobid=302867&company_id=15818&version=1&source=ONLINE&jobOwner=1013678&aid=1

    Kenya: Epicentre recruits a Study coordinator (M/F) based in Ndhiwa- Kenya

    Organization: Epicentre
    Country: Kenya
    Closing date: 23 Jul 2018

    Epicentre is a non-governmental organization created in 1986 by Médecins Sans Frontières, whose activities include research, field epidemiology and training. Epicentre is a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Research in Epidemiology and Response to Emerging Diseases. Epicentre follows its activities from Paris, Geneva, Brussels, London, Dakar, Yaoundé, Le Cap, Dubaï, New-York and from its research centres in Uganda and Niger.

    Mission and Responsibilities
    Based in Ndhiwa sub-county (Kenya) and under the responsibility of the Principal Investigator based in Cape Town, the study coordinator will be in charge of the implementation and monitoring & evaluation of a HIV population survey. Following a baseline survey the aim is to provide an evaluation of the HIV cascade of care, ART coverage, HIV prevalence and HIV incidence in Ndhiwa area. HIV will be also assessed in terms of access and coverage to HIV testing.
    The study coordinator will lead and provide oversight and guidance on the implementation of the HIV community survey within scope, budget, timeline, and acceptable quality levels in order to achieve high quality and timely results and deliverables.
    The study coordinator will work with other members of the study team in Ndhiwa, and will collaborate with the MSF teams in Ndhiwa and Cape Town. (S)he will ensure that the security rules are followed by the study team according to the MSF rules in the field.

    Main activities

    1. Participate to the elaboration of work plan, standard of procedures (SoPs) of the study and update them accordingly all along the study.
    2. Identify and report protocol deviations to the Principal Investigator.
    3. Be responsible of the implementation, monitoring and evaluation, and the coordination of the study in the field including the preparation phase (field sensitization, national HR recruitment, etc).
    4. Ensure the appropriate filling of the study forms and registers and the appropriate matching of the study ID between the data collection forms and the laboratory samples. Ensure SoPs and safety procedures are in place.
    5. Ensure that participants’ enrolment and informed consent for participation in the study is followed, as well as participant’s counselling.
    6. Ensure study laboratory specimens are safely transported regarding the international standard procedures from the field to the different laboratories where the samples will be analyzed.
    7. Provide a training to the study team on filling the study forms, inclusion and consenting procedures, the collection and transport of biological, data entry file organization, etc).
    8. Recruit the study staff in collaboration with MSF team in the field, and manage the study team.
    9. Ensure a regular contact with the Principal Investigator, as well as with other partners involved in the study.

    How to apply:

    Candidate requirements
    o Diploma in public health/ epidemiology (clinical research assistant can be considered if experience in operational research)
    o Medical background (medical doctor, nurse, medical biologist)
    o Experience in project management and coordination in resource-limited countries preferably with MSF
    o Fluent English (speaking, reading, writing)
    o Knowledge of software for data entry (EpiData), working experience with Word and Excel
    o Dynamic, rigorous, with good management skills and able to work within a team
    o Good communication skills, project management skills
    o Experience in field research (especially population surveys) conducted in resources-limited countries
    o Interest in research on HIV

    Conditions
    Field 5 months’ contract starting beginning of August 2018, position based in Ndhiwa, Kenya.
    Applications should be made online before July 23rd 2018 by completing the form: http://epicentre.msf.org/en/job-opening
    For complementary information about this position, or if you encounter difficulties to apply, please contact: recrutement@epicentre.msf.org .
    Only shortlisted candidates will be contact

    Kenya: Consultancy Services for Design Thinking and Human-Centered Design

    Organization: Adeso
    Country: Kenya
    Closing date: 17 Jul 2018

    TERMS OF REFERENCE: CONSULTANCY SERVICES FOR DESIGN THINKING AND HUMAN-CENTERED DESIGN

    Organization: Adeso – African Development Solutions, www.adesoafrica.org

    Project: DEPP – Disasters and Emergencies Preparedness Program

    Position Type: Short-Term Consultancy

    Study/Assessment Topic: Consultancy Services for Design Thinking and Human-Centered Design

    Position Location: Nairobi, Kenya with travel to Marsabit and Garissa Counties

    Duration: One (1) Month

    Reporting To: Project Director – DEPP Lab

    Working With: The Innovations Lead

    Starting Date: Immediately

    Application Deadline: 17th July, 2018

    Vacancy Contact: Please send applications to consultancy@adesoafrica.org – Adeso will only respond to short-listed applicants.

    ORGANIZATIONAL BACKGROUND

    Adeso is an expanding and vibrant African based international development and humanitarian organization. At Adeso, we work with African communities who are yet to realize their full potential; working inside these communities to create environments in which Africans can thrive. Our belief that economic, social and environmental security is the bedrock of a healthy community drives the nature and intent of our programming. We work to prevent and overcome situations that adversely affect community well-being by: reinvigorating the economy, developing skills for life and work, providing humanitarian aid, and influencing policy.

    For the past 20 years we have strengthened rural livelihoods through environmental awareness, training, technology transfer and innovative humanitarian projects in pursuit of a peaceful, self-reliant, and greener future.

    Adeso is an exciting and dynamic organization experiencing managed rapid growth. It offers sound employment conditions with opportunities for personal growth and development.

    PROJECT SUMMARY

    Adeso is leading in the Implementation of the Disasters and Emergencies Preparedness Program (DEPP) Innovation Lab, a 22 months’ project under the AIM (Adeso, iHub MasterCard) Consortium. The objective of this program is to increase preparedness and resilience of disaster-prone communities in Garissa and Marsabit counties of Kenya by drawing on their deep knowledge of pastoralist.

    The Consortium has formed Maarifa Kona community innovation labs in Garissa and Marsabit where rural communities are participating to find ideas, prototype and scale innovations for commercialization. It is from this background that a number of community innovators are engaged with the labs to refine and prototype their ideas.

    BACKGROUND FOR CONSULTANCY

    Adeso is leading in the Implementation of Disasters and Emergencies Preparedness Program (DEPP) Innovation Lab is a 22 months’ project under the AIM (Adeso, iHub MasterCard) Consortium. The objective of this program is to increase preparedness and resilience of disaster-prone communities in Garissa and Marsabit counties of Kenya by drawing on their deep knowledge of pastoralist.

    The Consortium has formed Maarifa Kona community innovations labs in Garissa and Marsabit where rural communities are participating to find ideas, prototype and scale innovations for commercialization. It is from this background that a number of community innovators are engaged with the labs to refine and prototype their ideas.

    OBJECTIVES OF THE CONSULTANCY

    · To provide Innovators with basic design thinking process skills;

    · To inspire change at all stages of the Innovators’ product development through the delivery of exciting written, oral, and visual presentations;

    · Help the Innovators approach problems from a human perspective, with the objective of designing innovative and desirable products, services or experiences;

    · To design basic design thinking curriculum guide for the Innovators on financial literacy and entrepreneurship skills development;

    · To help the Innovators generate practical results through prototyping so that potential users can test them and provide feedback – long before the completion or launch.

    METHODOLOGY

    This consultancy, through collaborative interaction of multi-disciplinary and decision-capable teams, will provide a flexible work**space** for collaborative work and workflow. Innovators will be subjected to real and one-on-one approach of design thinking strategies in a formal workshop conducted by the Consultant. Each Innovator will be allowed to reflect on their innovation process and involve design thinking approach to evaluate pivots that may arise through feedback.

    SCOPE OF WORK

    The training will be undertaken in phases within the counties of Nairobi, Garissa and Marsabit on different occasions. This will be an incremental training that is basically meant to provide and build the capacity-design thinking processes of community Innovators.

    CONSULTANCY PERIOD

    The consultancy period will be based on call basis for specific dates of training schedules based on the counties within a period of up to one (1) Month.

    DELIVERABLES

    · Design thinking curriculum in both hard and soft copies.

    · Basic design thinking process and human-centered design training.

    · Training report demonstrating a participatory training approach and a list of post training actions for improving design thinking process.

    · Generated practical results from Innovators’ led design.

    · Design thinking strategy for the Innovators.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    · Bachelor’s degree in Business Association, Marketing, Economics, Computer Science, Cognitive Science, Psychology, Information Science, or any other related field. Equivalent work experience is also acceptable for the position.

    · Minimum four (4) years of experience in design thinking and human-centered approach and solutions.

    · Experience in provision of design thinking approach and human centered design.

    · Experience in facilitation/training skills/ especially in adult learning methodologies.

    · Knowledge and experience of community engagement.

    · Demonstrated excellent training delivery analytical, writing and editing skills.

    · Prior working experience with social and humanitarian innovation design thinking methodology is desirable.

    · Excellent written and spoken English and Swahili skills.

    · Good presentation and communication skills.

    COPYRIGHT AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS

    In consideration of the fees paid, the Consultant expressly assigns to Adeso any copyright arising from the works the consultant produces while executing this contract. All images (whether used for online or print purposes) must however bear the consultant’s photo credit, as specified by international intellectual property rights. The consultant may not use, reproduce or otherwise disseminate or authorize others to use, reproduce or disseminate such works without prior consent from Adeso.

    How to apply:

    All applications should be sent to consultancy@adesoafrica.org by the 17th July, 2018 with “**Consultancy Services for Design Thinking and Human-Centered Design**” on the subject line. The selection committee will review all applications as they arrive. All applicants must meet the minimum requirements described above, and those unable to meet these requirements will not be considered.

    Each application package should include the following:

    • An application letter addressing the selection criteria including how the consultant’s previous experience matches the consultancy objectives as well as the interest for the position. It should also indicate the candidate’s availability and consultancy rates. The letter should be no longer than two pages;
    • A sample of recent work;
    • Updated CV including relevant work experience and qualifications;
    • Contact details of 2 references.

    Applications not including all of the above information will not be reviewed. Adeso is an equal opportunity employer.

    Kenya: Senior Coordinator, Sexual and Reproductive Health

    Organization: International Rescue Committee
    Country: Kenya
    Closing date: 11 Aug 2018

    Requisition ID: req2299

    Job Title: Senior Coordinator, Sexual and Reproductive Health

    Sector: Health

    Employment Category: Fixed Term

    Employment Type: Full-Time

    Location: Kenya-Nairobi (IHUB)

    Job Description Background/IRC Summary: Over the past 81 years, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) has developed unparalleled expertise in helping people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future. Health programs represent the largest single sector within which IRC currently operates, constituting approximately 45% of the international budget and with activities in 25 countries. IRC health programs worldwide are implemented in partnership with Ministry of Health and/or non-governmental organizations. IRC is also engaged in direct provision of health care, safe drinking water and sanitation support to beneficiaries where needed. Country-based health staff are supported by a health technical unit that contributes to the effectiveness and comprehensiveness of IRC primary health care programs through technical support, staff development, and institutional learning. The Senior Coordinator, will be a core member of the technical unit, working closely to coordinate technical support, monitoring and evaluation, and reporting of IRC's role in a three-year, multi-country consortium project funded by the UK's Department for International Development (DFID) called WISH2ACTION.

    Job Overview/Summary: WISH2ACTION is a comprehensive, integrated approach to ensure equitable access to family planning and sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), prioritising the most underserved women and girls, particularly youth under 20, the very poor, and marginalized populations (including people with disabilities, people displaced or affected by humanitarian crisis, and people living in hard-to-reach areas). IRC is an implementing partner in the WISH2ACTION project and will be responsible for delivering contraceptive services as part of a package of sexual and reproductive health, to women and girls in Somalia, South Sudan, and in refugee settings in Ethiopia and Kenya. Based in IRC's International Hub (I-Hub) office in Nairobi, the Senior Coordinator, Sexual and Reproductive Health will be responsible for ensuring effective coordination of internal and external stakeholders and monitoring of WISH2ACTION project performance. The Senior Coordinator will ensure that IRC's component of WISH2ACTION is implemented in accordance with DFID regulations, IRC policies and international standards of delivering integrated sexual and reproductive health programs. To achieve these goals, the Senior Coordinator will manage and monitor work plans and deliverables, track spending, identify technical support needs and deploy relevant advisors and specialists to the country programs. The Senior Coordinator will serve as the main focal point for IRC for the project for internal and external representation and manage staff members providing measurement and grants related aspects of project delivery. The position is contingent on the IRC being awarded funding and is anticipated to begin in August 2018.

    Major Responsibilities:

    Project Management and Monitoring

    • Work with IRC country program staff to develop and actively track project work plans
    • Closely monitor overall program quality and performance in terms of data measurement, spend rate on budgets, staffing at country level, on-time delivery of reports and other products.
    • Coordinate deployment of technical and measurement to provide remote and in-country support to country programs in achieving project deliverables country programs to staff
    • Act as the singular focal point for regular updates to relevant IRC internal stakeholders, including regional leadership, international programs department (IPD) leadership, and program quality unit (PQU) leadership

    Partner Coordination and Representation

    • Serve as the focal point with WISH2ACTION consortium partners to develop joint work plans and share IRC-specific progress and lessons learned
      • Represent the IRC at consortium-level meetings and in presenting project results to external actors Reporting
      • Coordinate the production of all narrative reports from IRC country teams team and provide feedback to improve product quality, accuracy, and style
      • Ensure high quality, timely and coherent reporting, both financial and narrative to the consortium lead

    Key Working Relationships:

    Position Reports to: Senior Technical Advisor, Reproductive Health Position directly supervises: TBD, a grants manager and/or M&E manager Other Internal and/or external contacts: Internal: Country program Technical Coordinators, Deputy Directors for Programs, and Grants Coordinators/

    How to apply:

    Please follow this link to apply: http://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=SGVyaW5lLk9jaG9sbGEuMDc1OTEuMzgzMEBpcmNjZC5hcGxpdHJhay5jb20