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Kenya: Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning Project officer

Organization: Islamic Relief Kenya
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 11 Jul 2018

Islamic Relief- Kenya Job Description
Job Title: Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning Project officer
Reporting To: MEAL Coordinator Technically and field Coordinator administratively
Base Location: Mandera Field Office 100%
Background
Established in 1984 in the UK, Islamic Relief is an international NGO seeking to promote sustainable economic and social development by working with local communities through relief and development activities. IR started operations in Kenya in 1993 on one to one orphans sponsorship programme through a local CBO in Mandera District, Northern Kenya. It opened its fully fledged office in March in 2006 at the height of drought in the Horn of Africa. Since then IR has been providing humanitarian and development assistance to vulnerable communities. Since 2006 IRK has remarkably changed the lives of the vulnerable and disadvantaged communities. Following this great success in Mandera, most of the programmes and best practices have been, and continue to be replicated in other parts of the country; mostly in Northern Kenya. For instance, in January 2010, IRK extended its operation to Wajir county, neighbouring Mandera. In 2011, the programme was extended to Garissa and Dadaab and in 2012, to Nairobi Slums (Korogocho slums). In 2016, IRK conducted assessment in counties of Kilifi, Kwale, Tana River and Kajiado to explore opportunities for replicating its best practices in supporting and empowering communities. IR aim to help the needy regardless of race, religion or gender and implement our work within the following Thematic Areas: Sustainable Community Empowerment; Disaster and Humanitarian Response; and Education and Child Development.
Role Purpose
The MEAL Officer will be a part of the Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning (MEAL) team, supporting implementation of the overall emergency response MEAL system.
The position holder will assist MEAL team with activities, including data collection, database management and analysis, maintaining the Output and outcome Tracker (OT) and the Indicator Performance Tracking, planning and conduction field visits, assessments and evaluations, as well as providing general support in project data management. He/she will support the MEAL team and programme team to ensure learning and accountability systems are put in place and working effectively in IR projects. The will also ensure that there is regular, timely and context-specific, meaningful feedback from our staff, partners, programme participants which effectively informs and signals areas where strategic attention is required.
Key Areas Of Accountability:
Monitoring and Evaluation
 Contributing to programme updates for the response management and internal information sharing, on a regular basis.
 Consolidate output tracker data and support Programme Managers with data collection processes if needed
 Support Field Manager and Programme Managers with conducting assessments as needed with technical support from the MEAL Coordinator
 Participating in the development of tools and guidelines for data collection, collation and reporting, with a focus on establishing Indicator Performance Tracking Table by project and guided by the MEAL plan, systemically cross-check this data for quality, accuracy, and consistency, and providing timely feedback as necessary;
 Undertake regular monitoring to ensure project performance, quality, timeliness and accuracy vis-à-vis logical framework approaches (LFAs), results frameworks, performance monitoring plans and emerging best practices;
 Lead monitoring of field level activities with quality benchmarks and course correction action planning
Accountability & compliance
 Ensure accountability assessments are conducted and capacity of staff built to undertake accountability assessments.
 Support Beneficiary Accountability across all programmes in keeping with the Accountability Framework, ensure prompt follow-up on feedback received
 Support programming and field staff to ensure that projects are carried out with participation from all affected communities (including women) and that information is shared with affected communities.
 Maintain the Conflict and Feedback Mechanism database and conduct regular analysis to inform decision making and future project designs
 Ensure that all programmes are designed and implemented in accordance with international standards (such as but not limited to CHS) and National standards.
Programme Learning and documentation
 Work with programme staff to promote learning culture and ensure learning is shared across field offices by encouraging cross learning between and within sectorial teams, tracking trends and recommendations and progressing their implementation in the planning and project design where appropriate;
 Support in programme documentation and sharing of learnings at the field level.
 Participate in the design and implementation of quality evaluations (needs assessments, situational analysis, baseline, and end line assessments, real time evaluations etc;) by providing technical support and/or identifying resources within IR Kenya and externally;
 Support and/or promote utilization of data generated through MEAL activities and events such as monitoring visits, baselines, assessments, reviews, real time evaluations etc; by conducting regular and/or periodic trends analysis and producing short and precise internal reports in line with IR requirements
Programme Quality
 Support proposal and concept note review, especially inputs such as the Logic model/theory of change, results frameworks, Programme Monitoring Framework and M & Plans
 Enhance technical quality of programme and project design through continuous trainings and reviews
 Support to examine programme implementation and assess possible improvements based on lessons learned, best practices, technical advances, etc.
Programme/projects Reporting
 Support in ensuring that all Islamic Relief Kenya internal reporting and donor requirements are met with timely, relevant, triangulated and well data validated.
 Ensures that necessary reporting components are lined up in advance of report deadlines and responsible persons are followed up on the schedule
 Support in consolidating the monthly program reports.
 Perform any other duties and responsibilities within the overall function of MEAL as and when requested.
QUALIFICATIONS AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS
 At least a Bachelor degree in economics, statistics, social science, community development or equivalent
 At least 3 years’ experience of working in M&E with experience of developing M&E plans, training staff, capacity building, quantitative and qualitative data collection, analysis and reporting and/or other aspects of M&E development contexts, preferably with solid experience in peace building and more than one of the Islamic Relief priority sectors: livelihoods, WASH, education, protection and emergency operations.
 Experience in setting up and/or managing M&E systems, preferably in NGO setting
 Knowledge and/or experience of working on accountability initiatives, such as information sharing and complaints response mechanisms.
 MS Office applications, Word, Excel, Power Point, Spread sheets and other Statistical software
 Ability and willingness to travel to field sites and work in remote locations, often for prolonged periods of time
 Knowledge of, European (ECHO, SNV, SIDA, DFID/UK Aid) and UN ( UNICEF, WFP, OCHA, UNDP), USAID donor regulations, procedures and requirements;
 Full Knowledge and understanding of quality and accountability standards like IR’s accountability Framework, CHS among others
 Experience in and proven ability to support, train and mentor staff and partners in monitoring and evaluation methodology
 Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching
 Strong results orientation, with the ability to challenge existing mind sets
 Ability to present complex information in a succinct and compelling manner
 Knowledge of qualitative and quantitative research methods
 Fluency in Engilish & Kiswahili
 Commitment to and understanding of Islamic Relief strategy, vision, mission, values and principles
 To be familiar with and abide by the Islamic Relief Code of Conduct and other regulatory codes

How to apply:

HOW TO APPLY
For detailed Job description on the positions, kindly visit our website:
www.islamicreliefkenya.org.
Please send us your cover letter and detailed CV, including your qualifications and experience. Your application should also include names and addresses of three referees, a working e-mail address and daytime telephone contacts. The forwarding e-mail and cover letter must clearly indicate the position title on the subject line. Send your application to Hr.kenya@islamic-relief.or.ke by Wednesday 11th July, 2018.
Please note that this is an urgent recruitment shortlisting will be done on a rolling basis

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United Nations Research and Statistics Jobs in Kenya,Salary over Ksh 200,000

Program Analyst – Gender Statistics
Advertised on behalf of :
Location : Nairobi, KENYA
Application Deadline : 04-Jul-18 (Midnight New York, USA)
Time left : 14d 9h 28m
Additional Category : Gender Equality
Type of Contract : Service Contract
Post Level : SB-4
Languages Required : English
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
01-Aug-2018
Duration of Initial Contract : One year
Expected Duration of Assignment : One year

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Background

UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.

In September 2015, governments united behind the ambitious 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which features 17 new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 169 targets that aim to end poverty, combat inequalities and promote prosperity by 2030 while protecting the environment. To successfully track the implementation of the 2030 Agenda, a robust and equally ambitious monitoring framework is needed.

To support member states in implementing the 2030 Agenda, UN Women’s Flagship Programme Initiative Making Every Woman and Girl Count (MEWGC) aims to effect a radical shift in the production, availability, accessibility and use of quality data and statistics on key aspects of gender equality and women’s empowerment.

In Kenya, Making Every Woman and Girl Count (MEWGC) is an initiative meant to strengthen the capacity of the Government and Non-State Actors to produce and use gender statistics in order to inform and monitor the implementation of Kenya’s gender-related commitments in the 2030 Agenda.

The Programme Analyst-Gender Statistics will report to the Team Leader-Democratic Governance and work under the overall guidance and direction of the Team Leader- Democratic Governance. MEWGC is a global flagship programme of UN Women, the Programme Analyst-Gender Statistics will work with the Regional MEWGC representative and the UN Women HQ MEWGC programme staff. The Programme analysist – gender and statistics will contribute to ensuring the effective planning, implementing, managing and reporting of the gender and statistics MEWGC project in Kenya.

The Programme Analyst-Gender Statistics will be part of the Democratic Governance Team, working closely with the Programme Analyst-National Planning and Governance.

Duties and Responsibilities

Effective Management of the Gender and Statistics Project in Kenya

  • Design, draft and review MEWGC project documents including Letters of Agreement (LOA) and/or Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) and ensure that action is taken in a timely manner;
  • Develop detailed annual workplans and budgets, and manage their implementation;
  • Oversee and review the budget and proposed activities as needed ensuring consistency with the objectives of the MEWGC and in compliance with agreed timelines;
  • Develop procurement plans and oversee procurement processes in accordance with corporate rules and regulations;
  • Manage the submission of implementing partner financial and narrative reports;
  • Organize Project Steering Committee, project review and/or evaluation meetings, as needed.

Manage technical assistance and capacity development to project partners:

  • Build and manage relationships with Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS), State Department of Gender Affairs, Council of Governors and other state and non-state institutions for effective delivery of the project and effective relation building;
  • Facilitate coordination mechanisms of the project by providing technical assistance;
  • Provide technical assistance in the capacity development initiatives to implementing partners.

Manage the monitoring and reporting of the programme/project:

  • Manage the monitoring of project implementation and finances using results-based management tools;
  • Oversee field missions and review reports on monitoring missions;
  • Write quarterly updates and contribute to MEWGC donor annual reports, focusing on activities and results at output and outcome levels;
  • Contribute to office donor and UN Women reports.

Manage the people and financial resources of the Gender Statistics project:

  • Manage the project budget and resources, and draft financial reports;
  • Work closely with the gender statistics advisor on all technical elements related to the planned activities for efficiency and effectiveness;
  • Work closely with other UN Women programme and operation staff to deliver the project;
  • Draft ToRs, participate in recruitment processes of consultants and other services, as necessary.

Build partnerships and support in developing resource mobilization strategies:

  • Develop and implement partnerships and resource mobilization strategies;
  • Finalize relevant documentation on donors and potential opportunities for resource mobilization;
  • Analyze and research information on donors, prepare substantive briefs on possible areas of cooperation, identification of opportunities for cost sharing.

Contribute to inter-agency coordination to achieve a coherent and aligned presence for Gender Statistics in Kenya:

  • Participate in inter-agency coordination related activities by attending meetings, events, and participating in groups and committees as needed;
  • Coordinate with other UN agencies, government departments, donors and NSAs to ensure the projects’ capacity development programme is harmonized and aligned with other in-country efforts.

Manage advocacy, knowledge management and communication efforts:

  • Develop and review background documents, briefs and presentations related to the Gender Statistics;
  • Represent UN Women in meetings and policy dialogues on issues related to Gender Statistics as necessary;
  • Develop advocacy strategies and oversee their implementation;
  • Identify best practices and lessons learned to guide project improvement and strategy planning;
  • Develop knowledge management strategies, products and methodologies on Gender Statistics.

Key Performance Indicators:

  • Timely and quality project design and inputs to Strategic Note 2019 – 2022;
  • Timely and quality of project delivery in line with budget and workplans, and in line with all UN Women operational rules and regulations, including security;
  • Timely and quality monitoring and evaluation of project;
  • Relations with partners and stakeholders;
  • Effective initiative and participation in further resource mobilization of the gender statistics project;
  • Quality reports and timely submission of the reports as per the MEWGC framework;
  • Regular communication with other agencies and partners;
  • Quality of advocacy and communication initiatives.

Competencies

Core Values:

  • Respect for Diversity;
  • Integrity;
  • Professionalism.

Core Competencies:

  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues;
  • Accountability;
  • Creative Problem Solving;
  • Effective Communication;
  • Inclusive Collaboration;
  • Stakeholder Engagement;
  • Leading by Example.

Functional Competencies:

  • Strong programme formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation skills;
  • Strong knowledge of Results Based Management;
  • Ability to synthesize program performance data and produce analytical reports to inform management and strategic decision-making;
  • Strong analytical skills;
  • Ability to identify and analyze trends, opportunities and threats to fundraising and develop strategies.

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in gender statistics, pure statistics, mathematics, population studies, social sciences, economics, human rights, gender/women’s studies, international development, or a related field is required.

Experience:

  • At least 5 years of progressively responsible work experience at the national or international level in design, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of development projects;
  • Experience coordinating and liaising with government agencies and/or donors is an asset;
  • Experience working in the UN System is an asset;
  • Experience in working in a diversity team is an asset.

Languages:

  • Fluency in English is required;

Working knowledge of another official UN language is an asset

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United Nations Paid Internships in Kenya

SDG Partnership Platform Research Internship
Location : Nairobi, KENYA
Application Deadline : 29-Jun-18 (Midnight New York, USA)
Time left : 9d 9h 32m
Additional Category : HIV, Health and Development
Type of Contract : Internship
Post Level : Intern
Languages Required : English
Duration of Initial Contract : 4 months
Expected Duration of Assignment : 6 months

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Background

Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will be as much about the effectiveness of development co-operation as it will be about the scale and form such co-operation takes. There is a lot of talk about partnership, but not enough practical, on-the-ground support to make partnerships effective in practice, especially not at scale.

Whilst Kenya has made substantial progress towards meeting the Millennium Development Goals, this progress has been uneven across specific goals and within the country. Strides have been made in attaining universal primary education, reducing infant and child mortality and the fight against HIV/AIDS. However, SDG progress must focus more on socio-economic equity of benefits in order to make sure that Kenya leaves no-one-behind.

The SDG agenda is marked by solidarity participation and universality, with a fundamental shift expected in the development finance architecture. Improving the effectiveness, quality and impact of development co-operation in this context will require inclusive partnerships, innovative approaches and application of lessons at country level.

The Government of Kenya and UN System in Kenya established in 2017 the SDG Partnership Platform. This Platform brings together a range of partners from Government, development partners, private sector, civil society, philanthropy, academia, and faith-based organizations to create diverse SDG accelerator windows. Primary Healthcare (PHC) – contributing to the SDG 3 cluster – will be the first window aiming to improve Universal Health Coverage through transformation of Kenya’s PHC system. Subsequently, the Platform will open windows to support thematic SDG clusters in support of Kenya’s “Big Four” agenda such as agriculture, and manufacturing.

Whilst the Platform aims at contributing to the SDG target 17.17: Effective public, public-private and civil society partnerships, building on the experience and resourcing strategies of partnerships encouraged and promoted in Kenya, the SDG3 PHC Window aims at contributing to the results of the following three sub-outcomes:

  • Enhanced national and county government capacities to steward large-scale Primary Healthcare PPPs.
  • Innovative financing promoted in support of Kenya’s domestic resource mobilization agenda for UHC.
  • Improved delivery and innovations of the Primary healthcare system, through increased public private collaboration, to better address Kenya’s triple burden of disease.

With the aim of contributing to the set outcomes and deliverables, the SDG3 Primary Healthcare Accelerator Window’s activities will be implemented through a three phased-approach (I. Diagnostics and Facts, II. Design and Planning and III. Active facilitation of on-the-ground implementation (national and county level) under which a common fact-base will firstly be established for Platform members to jointly identify selected bold transformative initiatives in pursuit of the SDG Partnership Platform goals and objectives, secondly to carefully design and plan with key stakeholders for the successful delivery of these initiatives, and thirdly to facilitate implementation of the initiatives.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the SDG Partnership Secretariat, the intern(s) will deliver results under the SDG Partnership Platform Diagnostics and Facts phase, in particularly through;

  • Conducting quantitative and qualitative research and analysis on (i) Innovative financing in support of Kenya’s domestic resource mobilization agenda for UHC and / or (ii)?improved delivery and innovations of the primary healthcare system, through increased public private collaboration, to better address Kenya’s triple burden of disease.

Moreover, the Intern will support on a needs bases SDG Partnership Platform Secretariat coordination, media and communication functions, as for example outlined below:

  • Support to SDG Partnership Platform media and communications functions through development of selected media and communications materials
  • Support to facilitation of knowledge sharing through development of knowledge materials, including monthly newsletters and website
  • Support to the organization of SDG Partnership Platform special events and workshop.

Learning expectations:

Upon completion of the assignment the Intern will have / be able to deliver quantitative and qualitative research papers and analysis on (i)

  • Innovative financing in support of Kenya’s domestic resource mobilization agenda for UHC and / or
  • improved delivery and innovations of the primary healthcare system, through increased public private collaboration, to better address Kenya’s triple burden of disease. Moreover, the Intern will have gained experience on how to successfully deliver support to coordination, media and communication functions of a public private partnership platform:

Training components:

Learning will be facilitated through on-the-job supervision, guidance and support from the SDG Partnership Platform Secretariat and key partners from Government, Private Sector, Civil Society, Philanthropy and Academia.

Institutional Arrangements:

The position is based in Nairobi, Kenya and will be supervised by the SDG Partnership Specialist at the SDG Partnership Platform Secretariat, housed at the UN Resident Coordinator’s Office hosted by UNDP Kenya.

Competencies

Communication:

  • Speaks and writes clearly and effectively;
  • Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately;
  • Asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication;
  • Tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience;
  • Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

Teamwork:

  • Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals;
  • Solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others;
  • Places team agenda before personal agenda;
  • Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position;
  • Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

Client Orientation:

  • Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients ” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view;
  • Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect;
  • Identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions;
  • Monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems;
  • Keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects;
  • Meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • Potential candidates should be enrolled in a degree programme in Public Health, International Development, Business Administration, or Financing, Economics or other related Social Sciences, preferably at the post graduate level.

Applicants must at the time of application meet one of the following requirements:

  • Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher);
  • Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree program (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent);
  • Have graduated with a university degree and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one-year period of graduation.

Experience:

  • Have demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations and have a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter;
  • Have a demonstrated ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs, which include willingness to try and understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views;
  • Past experience in development research and policy analysis, or relevant publications, would be highly desirable;
  • Be computer literate in standard software applications.

Languages:

  • Fluency in oral and written English is required;
  • Knowledge of another UN Language is desirable.

General Terms and Conditions:

  • This position is only open to international interns;
  • Interns are not financially remunerated by UNDP. Costs and arrangements for travel, visas, accommodation and living expenses are the responsibility (a)The nominating institution, related institution or government, which may provide the required financial assistance to its students; or (b)The intern, who will have to obtain financing for subsistence through private sources;
  • Interns are responsible for securing adequate medical insurance for the duration of their internship with UNDP and must provide a medical certificate of good health prior to starting the internship. UNDP will not reimburse the medical insurance of the intern. Any costs arising from accidents and illness incurred during an internship assignment will be the responsibility of the intern;
  • Applicants for internships must show proof of valid medical insurance for the duty station in which they will intern. For applicants which are neither nationals or residents of the duty station, the insurance must include adequate coverage in the event of an injury or illness during the internship duration;
  • UNDP accepts no responsibility for loss or damage to personal effects that may occur during the internship.

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Kenya: Senior Programs Officer- Resource Acquisition & Management ( Livelihoods & Resilience)

Organization: World Vision
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 20 Jun 2018

Purpose of the Position:

To support well-coordinated and targeted resource acquisition and donor/stakeholder engagement efforts based on WVK – L&R areas of priority. This assignment focuses on contributing to development of fundraising strategy, setting priorities, goals and budgets, researching and identifying potential donors and communicating with current donors, writing proposals, making presentations to donors and stakeholders and maintaining donor data base.

The incumbent should deliver resource growth through:-

· Building and delivering joint donor acquisition and engagement plans as part of activities supported by the Livelihoods and Resiliency Unit (Food Security, Economic Development, Environment & Climate Change)

· Design and deliver specific activities to recruit new donors;

· Design and deliver communication plans to engage and uplift existing donors

· Write concept/proposal for Food Security, Economic Development, Environment & Climate Change;

· Working with the L&R Operations team ensure timely and effective reporting to donors;
To effectively deliver this role, the incumbent will need to possess knowledge and experience with different donor guidelines and regulations to including but not limited to USAID, AUSAID, DFID, EU, UNDP, UNEP, FAO , World Bank, , COMESA and any other donors related to livelihoods and resiliency sectors.

In order to successfully do so, the Senior Programme 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:

Lead fundraising for the L&R sector 50%

· Fundraising targets for Livelihoods and Resiliency Unit set and reviewed annually in line with National office strategic priorities;

· Ensure that Concepts and proposals are written as per Donor/ Support Office guidelines and timelines (donor regulations compliance);

· Coordinate the technical inputs into the concepts and proposals;

· Concepts/proposals done in line with donor guidelines and fit into the Government ministries’ guidelines;

· Feedback mechanisms coordinated with donors;

· Fundraising data base in place to track achievement of targets;

· Coordinated contractual processes with donors, SOs or other stakeholders;

· Research new and innovative projects and ideas that will be developed further into concepts and proposals

· Ensure appropriate and smooth hand-over of any project funding to the operations for start-up and implementation;

· Maintain and update Donor database regularly;

· Update and maintain electronic Grant information on WV Central site, M Drive among others

Engagement and networking for L&R potential donors 20%

· Develop and update Engagement and Fundraising business processes within the various functions in the organization;

· Coordinate donor engagement meetings and ensure representation of WVK at all high profile meetings.

· Develop Communication plan in collaboration with communications and Private Public Partnership functions to engage existing and potential donors;

· Profile World Vision Kenya through appropriate representation with Donors , Government , Peer Organizations and other key stakeholders;

· Ensure well-coordinated linkages and liaison with Support offices

· Ensure Donor expectations and SOs are met through a well-coordinated donor promise delivery model;

· Coordinate pre-teaming, teaming process and Agreements

L&R Sector Donor attraction and retention 20%

· Maintain updated L&R Capacity Statements as per donor interests;

· Actively seek out strategic alliances with donors, NGOs, UN, governments, Support Offices, bilateral and multilateral agencies for purposes of coordination, marketing and fundraising.

· Proactively provide donor updates on existing grants and keep the donor relations on course;

· Ensure good donor and World Vision International Support Office relations by meeting all contractual obligations and achieve high quality planning and implementation levels;

· Ensure new and existing donor exposure to WVK’s impact within communities including round table meetings with leadership.

· Actively network and initiate strategic meetings between donor’s representatives and WVK.

· Coordinate development and review of appropriate sectoral marketing products for key donors

· Ensure Internal & external engagement business processes & communication protocol with Donors are updated and adhered to.

· Develop and roll out specific donor acquisition and retention strategies.

· Coordinate and ensure timely and effective reporting;

Build Capacity of WVK to enhance Resource Acquisition & Management (RAM): 5%

· Coordinate identification of WVK staff capacity gaps at all levels (NO, Regional & County) in regard to grants acquisition and donor requirements.

· Build capacity of other functional staff for effective donor engagement process;

· Coordinate the development & implementation of NO GAM capacity-building plans.

· Facilitate cap*a*city building on proposal development, donor engagement, WVK Branding and monitoring & reporting based on donor requirements.

· Roll out of GAM initiatives.

· Research, develop & implement new initiatives that make GAM function more efficient and effective;

Other 5%

· Any other duties as assigned by the supervisor or designee

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 of Bachelor’s degree in a livelihoods related sectors of Agriculture, Agricultural Economics, Horticulture, Animal Production or Forestry. A post graduate degree is an added advantage.
  • Minimum 6 years relevant experience, 3 in grant acquisition and donor engagement.
  • Have broad experience working and fundraising for Food Security, Economic Development, Environment & Climate Change with international Non-Governmental Organizations:
  • Strong grant writing skills; ability to develop quality concept notes, proposals, logical frameworks and reports under tight deadlines
  • Experience in dealing with bilateral, multi-lateral donors as well as the private sector;
  • Self-driven and adherence to timelines (able to deliver within tight timelines).
  • Computer skills especially Microsoft word and MS excel, and ability to type over 6o words per minute
  • Cross cultural experience, understanding and sensitivity.
  • Ability to motivate multi-stakeholder teams and inspire teamwork and to manage donor expectations;
  • Ability to work under tight schedules and with highly competing priorities.
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision.
  • Good presentation skills
  • Must be a committed Christian, able to stand above denominational diversities.

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 June 20, 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: Audit Specialist (South Sudan)

Organization: Samaritan's Purse
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 22 Jun 2018

Department: Projects – South Sudan

Duty Station: Nairobi with 40% to 50% in South Sudan

Reports To: Financial Planning & Analysis Manager (FPAM)

Open to Kenya Nationals Only **

Background

Samaritan’s Purse (SP) is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. Since 1970, Samaritan’s Purse has helped meet needs of people who are victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine with the purpose of sharing God’s love through His Son, Jesus Christ.

Job Summary

The Audit Specialist will serve as part of the projects support team for the SP South Sudan office. He / She will maintain accountability of all financial and logistical compliance issues related to donor funded projects and will be responsible for preparing audit files for all projects. The Audit Specialist will work closely with all departments in order to build capacity to effectively manage and navigate both SP’s internal and external donors’ regulations.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

· Maintain detailed audit files (both electronic and hard copy) for all projects, compiling all financial, logistical, grants, and human resources documents;

· Facilitate external audits in conjunction with the Grants Analyst and Finance Manager;

· Maintain close and cooperative working relationships with all departments within Samaritan’s Purse South Sudan;

· Conduct an annual assessment of all internal systems and procedures, highlighting potential areas of weakness. Make recommendations for improvements in systems, based on finding of the assessment, and establish corrective action plans in conjunction with relevant managers;

· Provide support to Program Managers with regard to financial and logistical policies/practices and related areas as required;

· Support the Grants Analyst in conducting Grants Opening and Grants Closing meetings, and flagging any potential issues;

· Assist Grants Analyst in ensuring that staff managing externally-funded programs are trained to implement the program according to the rules and regulations outlined in the donor agreement;

· Maintain a strong Christian witness to colleagues, vendors, charitable beneficiaries, and the general public;

· Travel to remote field locations;

· Provides limited supervision to others through motivation, direction, review and feedback of assigned tasks.

· Any other duties which may be assigned.

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must maintain a personal relationship with and be a consistent witness for Jesus Christ. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

· Possesses strong organizational skills;

· Possesses strong cross cultural communication skills, as well as written and verbal;

· Experienced in cross-cultural team leadership;

· Experienced in managing multiple programs and large diverse teams;

· Must be a humble team player;

· Ability to be flexible and adaptable;

· Understanding of local culture is essential;

· Willingness to travel in and out of the field;

· Willingness to stay in the field for extended periods;

· Knowledge of computer systems and its applications such as Word, Excel and Outlook.

Education & Experience

· Bachelor's degree (B. A.) in finance or accounting and three to five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience;

· Master’s Degree or CPA certification also preferred;

· Experience with WFP, USAID, GAC, UNDP-CHF, UNHCR, or UNICEF strongly preferred;

· Biblical studies strongly preferred.

Language Skills

· Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations;

· Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals;

· Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public:

Mathematical Skills

· Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals;

· Ability to compute rate, ratio and percentage;

· Ability to draw and interpret bar graphs:

Reasoning Ability

· Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions; Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables

How to apply:

Submission of Applications

*Interested applicants should submit their C.V. and an application letter ONLY to* hrspkenya@samaritan.org to be received from 8th June, 2018 to 22nd June, 2018. Certificates and testimonials need not be attached. During this period of time applications will be reviewed and analyzed on an ongoing basis.

Kenya: Communications Professional, Development Outreach and Communications Services for USAID/Kenya and East Africa, Kenya

Organization: Management Systems International
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 05 Jul 2018

Communications Professional, Development Outreach and Communications Services for USAID/Kenya and East Africa, Kenya

Company Profile:

MSI, a Tetra Tech Company, is a Washington, DC metro area international development firm with a 35-year history of delivering development results across the world. Our core expertise is in the fields of monitoring and evaluation (M&E), institutional development, public sector management, governance and anti-corruption. MSI has implemented projects in 90 countries around the world such as Jordan, Kenya, Indonesia, Syria, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Ukraine, Colombia, and Mexico. As one of the leading companies in our field, MSI has partnered with organizations across all sectors of international development to support clients ranging from large bilateral and multilateral donors such as USAID, the World Bank and the UNDP to national and local governments, NGOs, think tanks, foundations and universities. For more information on MSI, please visit our website at www.msiworldwide.com.

Proposal Summary:
MSI's Development Outreach and Communications Services project, based in Nairobi, Kenya, supports and strengthens the USAID/Kenya East Africa (KEA) Development Outreach and Communications (DOC) activities by providing the Mission with anecdotal, qualitative and quantitative evidence of the effects of its projects on the lives of individual beneficiaries in Kenya, East Africa, and Somalia. Content produced will be used across a range of media and to communicate with various target audiences.

Position Summary:
The Communications Professional is responsible for the team's overall achievement and quality assurance of deliverables. S/he works with the USAID DOC officer within the Strategic Planning and Analysis Office and leads MSI's team of local and international communications specialists to implement develop communication and outreach strategies that raise awareness and understanding of USAID/KEA projects and more broadly aim to inspire positive attitudes toward U.S. Foreign Assistance. This is a five-year program with an anticipated start in September 2018.

The Communications Professional will lead the following activities:

  • Communication strategy co-development and quarterly plan of action;
  • Design and production of 2017 annual calendar highlighting topline results;
  • Production of brochures, reports, fact sheets, PowerPoints;
  • Production of bi-monthly e-bulletins;
  • Communication coordination and training meetings with implementing partners;
  • Social media content, toolkits and analytics;
  • Media monitoring;
  • Preparing for and covering events;
  • Gathering content from projects;
  • Blog, photographic and video content for USAID platforms;
  • Monitoring and Evaluation; and
  • Ad hoc requests as requested by USAID/KEA.
  • Team and client-relationship management

Qualifications:

  • A Master's Degree in Communications or a related field of study (or Bachelor's Degree in a relevant field with an additional 6 years of relevant experience)
  • At least 4 years of related public relations, public outreach or Communications for Development experience.
  • Demonstrated experience: producing written products such as articles, reports, fact sheets, proposals, speeches, success stories, press releases, web site content, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube content; planning and managing VIP and other site visits; coordinating press engagement.
  • Demonstrated experience managing a team and serving in a client-relationship managerial role.
  • Excellent computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite are required. Proficiency in Adobe InDesign and Photoshop are desired.
  • Native-level English written and oral skills required.

Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.
MSI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer.

To apply: Please visit our website, www.msiworldwide.com

PI102769607

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Bursar Job in Kenya

Kalimoni School


Job Vacancy: School Bursar

About Kalimoni School:Our school is situated at Juja along Nairobi-Thika Highway. It is a quiet and secure environment conducive for serious academic performance.

The school offers highly impressive academic standards to facilitate teacher-student consultations at all times. Majority of KCSE candidates qualify for university admission. We offer 8-4-4 curriculum as well as London GCE curriculum.

We have expansive school compound comprising of a well-developed school farm and adequate playing fields for co-curriculum activities.

School Bursar Responsibilities

Include:

·         Overseeing day-to-day cash management

·         Managing accounts payable and receivable

·         Keeping organized books of tuition fees and files of receipts

·         We are looking for a Bursar to oversee the day-to-day operation of our financial services, like collecting tuition fees and managing account receivable/payable.

·         Your main responsibilities include management of our budget, procurement and payment of supplies and setup of our financial procedures. You will also undertake general and financial administrative tasks (e.g. managing employment contracts, ensuring compliance with the law and contacting local authorities.)

·         To be successful in this role, you should be able to perform multiple tasks in a timely and effective manner, under minimum supervision.

·         Ultimately, you should ensure the smooth financial and operational management of our school, in compliance with regulations.

Requirements

·         Over 2 years’ experience in accounts department or as a Bursar

·         BS degree in Accounting, Business Management, Cooperative Management or related study

·         CPA Professional qualifications

·         Computer literacy

·         Strong financial management skills

·         Knowledge of accounting procedures and best practices

·         Solid time management skills with an ability to prioritize work

·         Excellent analytical skills and experience creating reports and presentations

Please send your up-to-date CV together with supportive documents to: kalimonischool@gmail.com so as to be received on or before 30th June 2018.

Hard copy applications should be sent to:

The School Principal,
Kalimoni Senior Academy
P.O. Box 67072 – 00100, Nairobi

Only qualified successful candidates will be called for interviews.

Please DO NOT FOLLOW UP on the status of your application.

Clerk Job in Nairobi, Kenya

NGO Jobs in Kenya – AERC

The African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) is a not-for-profit Pan-African institution, dedicated for the last 29 years to enabling the advancement of economic policy research and graduate training in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA).

The AERC’s mandate and strategic intent is built on the premise that sustained development in SSA requires well-trained, locally based professional economists.

AERC is seeking to recruit a suitably qualified individual to fill the position of Library Assistant, to assist the Training Programme at the Joint Facility of Electives (JFE).

The JFE is an intensive teaching environment that offers a full range of elective courses at Masters and PhD level for students from various participating universities in SSA. Apart from encouraging a more efficient use of resources, the JFE offers an ideal environment for networking and a structured exchange of people, ideas, materials and methods that reduce isolation and stimulate continued growth and collective improvement in quality.

Each year, from late June to early November, eligible universities send their post-graduate students to the JFE to be taught elective courses by a team of internationally-recruited visiting lecturers/professors.

The JFE admits approximately 70 Masters and 30 PhD students after their successful completion of core courses in their home universities. This year, the JFE will be held at the Kenya School of Monetary Studies (KSMS) from June 23 to November 4, 2018.

African Economic Research Consortium (AERC)

Job Vacancy: Library Assistant

Short Term Contract (5 Months)

The Library Assistant assists with the day-to-day operation of the JFE library in a manner that is responsive to the information needs of the various JFE programme participants including visiting lecturers/professors, students, AERC staff and other authorized library users.

The Library Assistant ensures that the JFE library circulation, inquiry and stock management functions run effectively and efficiently in meeting the targeted user needs. The holder of the position also assists in the setting up and closure of the JFE programme, and provides administrative support to the programmes.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities

·         Assists in setting up and closure of the JFE programme;

·         Processing of library books (ordering, classifying, bar-coding, cataloguing, indexing and input to electronic library system) for access by JFE programme participants and in updating of JFE Library database;

·         Ordering, cataloguing, storing and retrieval of research, reference and training materials needed for the programme;

·         Updating of signage and book labels, and compilation of reading materials both electronically and in print/hard copy and photocopying of course materials for the participants and the secretariat;

·         Stock-takes and maintains proper records or data about the individual library users and partnering organizations, etc.;

·         Provides reference service and internet-based research assistance to visiting lecturers, students and other authorized library users;

·         Assists with access to journal subscriptions, both print and electronic;

·         Assists with invigilation of JFE examinations and undertakes other tasks assigned by the JFE/SFSE Programme Administrator from time to time.

Qualifications / Requirements:

·         Bachelor’s Degree in Library or Information Sciences;

·         At least 3 years’ relevant experience, preferably in a busy international environment;

·         In-depth knowledge of and hands-on experience with library software systems;

·         Highly skilled in use of databases; with good computer skills in MS Office;

·         Ability to work under pressure and meet strict deadlines;

·         Flexibility and willingness to work for long hours and to reside at the facility for 4 months.

Job Vacancy: Driver

Short Term Contract (5 Months)

Key Tasks and Responsibilities:

·         Undertakes official driving assignments and support services;

·         Provides administrative office assistance to the JFE programme;

·         Liaises with the JFE/SFSE Programme Administrator and the AERC Driver/Office Assistant to ensure that the programme vehicle is well maintained and is taken for servicing whenever due or necessary;

·         Liaises with the JFE/SFSE Programme Administrator, the HRA unit and service providers to ensure that programme participants are transported to and from medical clinics and attended to in a timely manner;

·         Ensures that the programme vehicle is regularly fueled, and that such fueling is appropriately authorized and records well maintained;

·         Ensures that all journeys are appropriately pre-authorized and recorded accordingly;

·         Ensures that the vehicle is kept clean at all times;

·         Assists with the setting up and closure of the JFE;

·         Undertakes other official duties as assigned from time to time.

Qualifications/Requirements:

·         Minimum O-level education;

·         Clean driving license for Class “A” and “E” vehicles;

·         A minimum of 5 years’ driving experience;

·         Ability to communicate effectively in English;

·         Good team player, responsible, of high integrity and able to take initiative;

·         Willingness to reside at the facility for 4 months.

Job Vacancy: Administrative Assistant (Bilingual)

Short Term Contract (1 Month)

Key Tasks and Responsibilities:

·         Assisting in the setting up and closure of the JFE/Bridge Programme;

·         Providing administrative and secretarial support to the JFE/Bridge Programme;

·         Assisting in translation of documents and conversations from French to English or vice versa;

·         Updating and maintenance of the JFE/Bridge Programme records;

·         Issuance of office supplies to JFE/Bridge Programme participants and maintenance of an updated inventory;

·         Assisting in preparation of documentation and/or reports for the programmes;

·         Assisting lecturers in preparation of documents and facilitating their printing or photocopying;

·         Assisting with follow-up of participants’ airline reservations, tickets and ground transfers;

·         Assisting with data entry and analysis of students’ course and lecturers’ evaluations;

·         Assisting in invigilating of examinations;

·         Any other tasks that may be assigned by JFE/SFSE Programme Administrator from time to time.

Qualifications/Requirements

·         Degree in Business Administration or related discipline;

·         Professional qualifications in French language, preferably at a minimum of Diploma level from a recognized institution, with full proficiency in spoken and written French;

·         At least 3 years’ experience in an administrative role; preferably in an international environment;

·         Proficiency in computer applications – MS Office;

·         Good communication, analytical, problem solving and interpersonal skills;

·         A Good team player with ability to work under pressure to meet strict deadlines, and to interact and work effectively in a multi-cultural environment.

·         Willingness to reside at the facility for the duration of the programme.

Job Vacancy: Library Intern

Short Term Contract (3 Months)

The Library Intern supports the Library Assistant with the day-to-day operation of the JFE library in a manner that is responsive to the information needs of the various JFE/Bridge Programme participants including visiting lecturers/professors, students, AERC staff and other authorized library users.

This also includes ensuring that the JFE library circulation, inquiry and stock management functions run effectively and efficiently in meeting the targeted user needs. The holder of the position also assists in provision of general administrative support to the JFE/Bridge Programme.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities:

·         Assisting in processing of library books and materials;

·         Cataloguing, storing and retrieval of research, reference and training materials needed for the programme;

·         Assisting in updating of signage and book labels;

·         photocopying of course materials for the participants and the secretariat;

·         Assisting in stock-taking and records maintenance;

·         Assisting library users with reference service and internet-based research;

·         Assists with access to journal subscriptions, both print and electronic;

·         Undertaking other tasks assigned by the Library Assistant or the JFE/SFSE Programme Administrator from time to time.

Qualifications/Requirements:

·         Bachelor’s Degree in Library or Information Sciences;

·         At least 6 months’ relevant experience, preferably in a busy international environment;

·         In-depth knowledge and hands-on experience of library software systems;

·         Highly skilled in use of databases; with good computer skills in MS Office;

·         Ability to work under pressure and meet strict deadlines;

·         Flexibility and willingness to work for long hours, including weekends.

How to Apply

10 Forest Guards Jobs in Kenya

Forest Guards


Positions: 10

Roles

·         Lead patrol or inspect activities assigned in the county to monitor logging activities in the communal woodlots

·         Respond to complaint of potential code violation regarding pollution

·         Responds to request for information or assistance in code enforcement related matters.

·         Maintain log and record of inspections and enforcement activities

·         Perform other duties assigned by the director.

·         Enforce county policies on conservation matters.

Requirements

·         Must be a Kenyan citizen

·         Must be aged between 18 and 40 Years

·         Must have attained a minimum Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) Mean Grade of D Plain.

·         Must have successfully completed the Basic National Youth Service/military

·         Must have a valid certificate of good conduct.

·         Must be physically fit

How to Apply

For detailed job description and job specification visit our website; www.meru.go.ke

NB: Women and People living with disability are encouraged to apply and should clearly indicate the type of disability.

Hand delivered applications should be dropped at the Meru County Public Service Board Offices situated at the Ntara place building on the fourth floor.

All applications should be submitted in a sealed envelope clearly marked on the left hand-side the POST you are applying for and

addressed to:

The Secretary,

Meru County Public Service Board

P.O. BOX 120-60200,

MERU.

Important information to all Applicants:

The applications should reach the Secretary on or before 15th June 2018.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Applicants for Job Group ‘H’ and below should have a certificate of good conduct.

Applicants for Job Group ‘J’ and above should seek clearance from

·         Credit Reference Bureau

·         Kenya Revenue Authority

·         Higher Education Loans Board

·         Criminal Investigation Department

·         Commission for Higher Education; for those with certificates from Private and foreign universities.