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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

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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: Consultancy Services for Entrepreneurship and Financial Literacy Skills Development

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

TERMS OF REFERENCE: CONSULTANCY SERVICES FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND FINANCIAL LITERACY SKILLS DEVELOPMENT

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 Entrepreneurship and Financial Literacy Skills Development

Position Location: Nairobi, with travel to Garissa and Marsabit Labs

Duration: The Consultancy Period will be on Call Basis for Specific Dates of Training Schedules Based on the Counties Within the Period of up to 30th May 2019

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

To inject business development and entrepreneurship skills for the Innovators, a number of capacity building programs have been underlined to help them manage financial resources through building their financial skills. Adeso therefore seeks to foster entrepreneurship and financial literacy skills among the innovators to solve challenges that hinder enterprise and innovation growth and to support the development and widespread application of new ideas, systems, and technologies.

OBJECTIVES OF THE CONSULTANCY

· To design basic training methodology in the areas of financial literacy and entrepreneurship skill development.

· To train a group of innovators of financial management and literacy skills.

· To design basic start-up curriculum guide for the innovators on financial literacy and entrepreneurship skills development.

METHODOLOGY

Entrepreneurship and financial literacy training program will offer basic training to community Innovators covering basic financial record keeping, marketing, costing, business planning and practical business skills. Training is followed by individualized business planning, mentoring and advisory services to support innovators in planning for their capital and best practices to solve problems specific to their innovations. These elements are further supplemented by peer learning, group mentoring, and the use of electronic media to share additional business tips, advice, and sector trends.

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 basically is meant to provide and build capacity 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 the period of up to 30th May 2019.

DELIVERABLES

· Basic financial/entrepreneurship skills curriculum in both hard and soft copies

· Training report demonstrating a participatory training approach and a list of post training actions for improving entrepreneurship and financial literacy.

QUALIFICATIONS

· Masters’ degree (or equivalent degree/experience) in Business Administration/Management, International/Rural Development, Economics, or a related field.

· Minimum seven (7) years of experience in Business and Entrepreneurship Development training and support.

· Experience in provision of policy advice and technical assistance on entrepreneurship, financial literacy on business goals.

· 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 communities in Northern Kenya 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 17th July, 2018 with “**Consultancy Services for Entrepreneurship and Financial Literacy Skills Development”** 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 Compliance Officer

Organization: Adeso
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 25 Jul 2018

Vacancy Announcement: Senior Compliance Officer

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

Position Title: Senior Compliance Officer

Reporting To: The Executive Director

Working with: All Departments i.e. Finance, Human Resources, ICT, Programs, Communication & Advocacy, Operations (Logistics & Procurement); Program Directors and Country Directors

Duty Station: Nairobi, Kenya

Start Date: Immediately

ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT

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. Currently, Adeso has programs in Somalia, Kenya and South Sudan.

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

POSITION SUMMARY

The Senior Compliance Officer will report to the Executive Director by assessing, monitoring and addressing the status of internal controls and all compliance aspects in Adeso.

The post-holder will undertake real time risk analysis of Adeso operations with regards to adherence to internal controls and donor compliance and will provide targeted context-specific sensitization, prevention measures and guidance on minimizing all major risks. Key to this will be the compilation of an operational risk register with detailed action plans and continuous updates on risk rating and mitigation activities.

S/he will be responsible for providing efficient and effective management of the programme’s overall grant portfolio. S/he will be member of the country programme core Senior Management Team responsible for ensuring appropriate grant management, ensuring compliance with donor and internal organisational requirements and overseeing information management related to grant and programme implementation.

S/he will have authority to implement all necessary agreed actions to ensure achievement of the objectives of the compliance program. S/he will also make recommendations for the Senior Management Team to ensure on-going compliance.

POSITION PURPOSE

The purpose of this role is to work alongside the country and programme management teams and in close co-operation with the Finance, Procurement and Human Resources units to minimize operational risks in relation Adeso operations; specifically risks that arise from non- compliance with Adeso global policies and non-compliance with donor regulations

The Senior Compliance Officer will also perform on request investigations in relation to fraud, corruption and bribery and promote adherence to related policies.

SPECIFIC ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Donor compliance and Grant Management systems:

  1. Lead the preparation and implementation of the annual work plan of the Compliance and Oversight Unit to ensure work priorities and objectives, taking into account the most effective use of resources;

  2. Ensure full compliance with Adeso policies and procedures and minimum operating standards for grant management, Internal controls and work with implementing partners when required;

  3. Implement and manage Adeso processes for grant management, equitable cost recovery, grants close out and sub-grant management when required;

  4. Work with Budget Holders and Finance Team to monitor all grant budgets to ensure compliance with donor requirements; review budget realignment and grant request; and also monitor expenditures to ensure compliance with budgets;

  5. Organise and participate in grant opening, mid-term review and closure meetings and develop, with support of the Country Directors, a mechanism to hold Budget Holders accountable for deviations from the grant contracts;

  6. Act as a central point of organisational expertise on donor compliance requirements, ensuring that relevant staff of all departments are informed of donor requirements; work closely with all departments to ensure compliance. Provide technical support to assess donor eligibility/allow ability of planned expenditures and identify related compliance requirements;

  7. Verify that financial reports are coherent and adhere to donor and Adeso standards before submission;

  8. Develop models to detect unusual activity; Review processes templates and procedures, including those associated with monitoring and evaluation;

  9. Assess compliance to internal procedures, controls mechanisms of Adeso policies and procedures, donors requirements, and Government regulations, and ensure supporting documentation is exhaustive and consistent.

Risk Management

  1. Document, evaluate and test systems and controls to determine their adequacy and effectiveness towards:

(i) Compliance with rules and regulations,

(ii) Accomplishment of management’s objectives,

(iii) Reliability and integrity of information,

(iv) Efficient use of resources, and

(v) Safeguarding of assets.

  1. Monitor risks related to the achievement of Adeso financial and non-financial objectives and ensure the alignment of risk management framework with the internal control measures;

  2. Mitigate the risk of misuse of donor funds and ensure that an effective internal control mechanism is in place to prevent and detect fraud. Manage cases of reported, suspected, and occurred fraud across Adeso’s operations;

  3. Ensure accurate and timely preparation and submission of periodic reports on issues and any material weaknesses identified during the review period.

Internal Control Review:

  1. Coordinate the development, implementation and review of the organisational internal control strategy;

  2. Quarterly travel to Adeso field office to review the control in place and suggest any improvement if needed;

  3. Perform systems audit of Adeso offices and ensure that all supporting documents, proposals, contracts and amendments with donors follow the internal procedures;

  4. Disseminate donor and Adeso standards to relevant personnel at the beginning of the process;

  5. Ensure that a system is in place to analyse overhead and shared programme cost so that all aspects have been taken into account (checklist);

6. Submit monthly compliance report to his/her supervisor.

Training:

  1. Ensure Budget Holders, Finance Officers and field staff are provided with the information and training they require in order to understand donor guidelines, compliance issues and the Adeso grant management and internal control procedures;

  2. Conduct regular visits to field offices and project sites;

  3. Conduct internal audits of grants processes and protocols to advise Budget Holders on compliance levels in the field bases;

  4. Ensure key donors compliance checklists are available, provide orientation to Budget Holders and follow up the implementation;

5. Developing staff and providing guidance and technical advice where necessary.

Audit:

  1. Ensure that all grants are audited as per donor rules and regulations;

  2. Conduct special management reviews and assist in the follow-up on the implementation of the internal/external audit recommendation, updating the audit tracking tool;

  3. Assist the Finance Manager and Adeso programs management in responding to internal audit requirements.

Other

  1. Contribute to the country strategic and operational planning and reporting;

  2. Provide regular briefings to the Adeso management regarding programme/operational matters and general systems controls;

  3. Review Funding Agreement Documents (FAD) for approval by management at submission and grant award.

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS

Essential:

· Bachelor’s degree from a reputable university, an advanced degree will be an added advantage;

· Minimum of 5 years work experience in a reputable professional services firm, large international NGO or donor organisation involved in grant management;

· Experience of managing USAID funds and ensuring compliance with USAID requirements.

· Knowledge of compliance requirements for major donors, including USAID, DFID, ECHO, EU and ability and skills to establish compliance systems with Adeso staff.

· Understanding of risks and related relevant controls primarily in the overall grant cycle including programme, financial and procurement cycles and effectively mitigates these;

· High level skills in written standard English and ability to transform documents and reports developed by programme staff into dissemination standard documents

· Ability to present, discuss and supervise compliance with grants monitoring protocols with team members of varying levels

· Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain effective project files for accountability and audit purposes

· Professional qualifications; ACCA or CPA;

· Certification in Internal audit or Risk management will be added advantage.

Desirable:

· Extensive experience of managing grants with donors and working with civil society organisations.

· Advanced skills in coaching, mentoring, capacity building, team development, around management of accountability and compliance in relation to donor funding.

· Ability to work as a team with program staff at all levels without holding any direct line management authority.

· Demonstrated ability to lead teams with members of extremely varied skills, experience and backgrounds.

· Ability to and experience of establishing partnership management and monitoring protocols with local NGO partners

· Demonstrated ability to remain positive and productive in a harsh climatic environment.

How to apply:

This is a challenging opportunity for a dedicated and highly motivated professional. If you would like to join this dynamic team, please submit your application to jobs@adesoafrica.org , quoting “**Senior Compliance Officer**” in the email subject matter by 25th July, 2018.

Each application should be addressed to HR Director and include the following:

  • An updated CV with updated contact details: Phone No., Email Address and Skype ID; and
  • An application letter which should include cover letter, remuneration requirements and contact information for three work-related referees.

Applications not including all of the above information will not be reviewed. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Adeso is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on one's background, beliefs, gender or sexual orientation.

Kenya: Information and Technology Officer

Organization: International Organization for Migration
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 18 Jul 2018

Position Title : Information and Technology Officer

Duty Station : Nairobi, Kenya

Classification : Professional Staff, Grade P3

Type of Appointment : Fixed term, one year with possibility of extension

Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible

Closing Date : 18 July 2018

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

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

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

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

1. Internal candidates

2. Qualified applicants from the following NMS countries:

Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Cabo Verde, Czech Republic, Djibouti, Fiji, Micronesia (Federated States of), Gabon, Guyana, Iceland, Comoros, Lesotho, Libya, Montenegro, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Malawi, Namibia, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Seychelles, Slovenia, Suriname, Swaziland, Timor-Leste, Holy See, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Vanuatu, Samoa

Context:

Under the overall supervision of the Head of Kenya Country Officer, the direct supervision of Senior Resources Management Officer, and in close consultation with Information and Communications Technology (ICT) in Headquarters (HQs) and Manila ICT Service Centre, the successful candidate will be responsible for overseeing the implementation of Information Technology (IT) network and infrastructure projects in the duty station and the coordination of IT assistance to Missions in sub-Saharan Africa ,as well as provide advice to missions on relevant and effective technology to be used in accordance with IOM’s ICT standards and policies.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Lead the IT support for The United States Refugee Admissions Programme (USRAP) and Global Health Assessment Projects (GHAPs) funded projects in Sub-Sahara Africa by organizing activities and operations of ICT staff; support recruitment of local ICT staff and oversee the implementation of ICT projects.

  2. Propose, plan, design, implement and maintain an integrated mechanism for data and information management, including various in house and third-party applications across all mission activities to ensure most effective and efficient processes to deliver timely, accurate and reliable information for operational, monitoring and reporting purposes. As applicable, do not duplicate and integrate with corporate and central systems and reporting mechanisms.

  3. Champion and support the implementation of IOM corporate applications in field missions' such as Migrant Management Operational Systems Application (MiMOSA), PRISM and others.

  4. Manage and maintain network WAN and LAN infrastructure, desktops and associated equipment in the IOM Kenya Country Offices and provide technical advice to missions in Sub-Sahara Africa to maintain compliance with IOM standards.

  5. Ensure regularly and in close coordination with the Resources Management Unit in the Kenya Country Office that the budget planning is incorporated in project and mission budgets including IT staffing, infrastructure, replacement, upgrade, and maintenance needs.

  6. Train and supervise national IT staff in the Kenya Country Office including sub offices.

  7. Monitor, propose and implement all necessary modifications in compliance of the information management systems and infrastructure as per IOM IT policies, standards and best practice for high performance, reliability and information security.

  8. Provide technical troubleshooting and configuration of Tele-radiology IT infrastructure to ensure seamless data exchange between the Missions and the Tele-Radiology Hub in Nairobi and Manila.

  9. Coordinate with Logistic and ensure proper technical specification for purchase of IT related equipment and propose most suitable solutions including innovation, recommendations for improvement.

  10. Plan and supervise the installation, operation and administration of security for the various systems and network components including: virus protection and Internet security. Make sure to use innovative approaches to ensure users are educated about phishing, Password Cracking, Malwares, and etc.

  11. Provide Backup and Disaster Recovery Plans for mission databases and Email data.

  12. Organize and administer user support services for all staff in the Kenya Country Office and ensure proper response time in troubleshooting and resolving of all IT related issues.

  13. Build relationships and liaise with local IT partners, suppliers and providers.

  14. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:

Education

• Master’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Mathematics, Statistics, Electrical Engineering or a related field from an accredited academic institution with five years of relevant professional experience; or

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

Experience

• Progressively responsible experience in planning, design, development, implementation and maintenance of computer information systems, or related area;

• Effective resource management skills and strategic and creative thinking. Ability to prioritize tasks and strong organizational skills. Ability to develop clear and concise proposals. Ability to supervise and direct staff under critical and stressful situations. Effective problem-solving approach, ability to work in a cross-divisional team and ability to quickly understand IOM business processes;

• Knowledge of Software & Systems Development Life Cycle and experience in managing applications development and/or support teams;

• Experience configuring and working with Microsoft Internet Information Server (IIS) and SQL Server 2008 and Visual Studio 2010, required;

• Extensive knowledge of Windows Active Directory and Messaging Systems;

• Cisco devices, VPN, VoIP, MS Office, Antivirus Software and utilities; holder of CCNA and/or a

Microsoft Certification a distinct advantage;

• Knowledge of IT Service Management frameworks such as ITIL, COBIT.

Languages

Fluency in English is required. Working knowledge of Kiswahili is an advantage.

Desirable Competencies:

Behavioral

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

• Professionalism – displays mastery of subject matter;

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

• Technological Awareness – displays awareness of relevant technological solutions;

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

Other:

Internationally recruited professional staff are required to be mobile.

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

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

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

How to apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 18 July 2018 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.

For further information, please refer to:

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

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

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

Posting period:

From 05.07.2018 to 18.07.2018

Requisition: VN 2018/162 (P) – Information and Technology Officer (P3) – Nairobi, Kenya (55555129) Released

Posting: Posting NC55555143 (55555143) Released

Kenya: Associate, Africa

Organization: Human Rights Watch
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 20 Jul 2018

FULL-TIME JOB VACANCY
ASSOCIATE
Africa Division
Nairobi Office
Open to Kenyan Nationals or Candidates with Kenyan Work Authorization Only
Application Deadline: 20 July 2018

Human Rights Watch (HRW) is an international human rights monitoring and advocacy organization known for its in-depth investigations, its incisive and timely reporting, its innovative and high-profile advocacy campaigns, and its success in changing the human rights-related policies and practices of influential governments and international institutions.

The Africa Division of HRW is seeking a highly motivated and qualified person to provide administrative assistance to the team. The Africa Division is a part of the Program Department which consists of regional and thematic divisions and oversees research, reporting and various other work. The Africa Division works to advance human rights in Africa and conducts a wide range of work, including investigation, report writing, advocacy and media work. This full-time position is based in Nairobi and reports to an Associate Director based in Washington, DC.

Responsibilities:

  1. Providing day-to-day administrative support to Africa Division staff, such as scheduling, making travel arrangements, preparing for and taking minutes at meetings, creating and maintaining extensive filing and archiving systems, and responding to requests for information;
  2. Assisting with preparing, drafting, editing, formatting and/or distributing documents such as news releases, reports, tables, charts, briefing papers, op eds, publications, and web content;
  3. Assisting with research, electronic clipping, wires, and translations;
  4. Assisting with events such as news conferences, staff meetings, and special events;
  5. Assisting with the recruitment and mentoring of interns;
  6. Recording, tracking, and processing divisional finances;
  7. Maintaining communication between HRW offices, its staff, and external partners; and
  8. Carrying out other duties as required.

Qualifications:

Education: A bachelor’s degree in human rights, international relations, social science, or a related field is required.

Experience: A minimum of one year of relevant work experience is required.

Related Skills and Knowledge:

  1. Prior office/administration experience and strong organizational skills are required.
  2. Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and Kiswahili are required; fluency in another language (particularly Arabic, French, Portuguese, African languages) is highly desirable.
  3. Interest in international human rights and Africa is required. Africa related experience is desirable.
  4. Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work well under pressure while juggling multiple tasks simultaneously is required.
  5. Ability to make sound decisions consistent with functions is required.
  6. Ability to prioritize with minimal supervision and work independently as well as function as a member of a team with staff in multiple locations globally is required.
  7. Proficiency in computer packages including MS Office applications is required.

Other: Applicants for this position must possess current Kenyan work authorization.

Salary and Benefits: Human Rights Watch offers competitive salary and comprehensive employer-paid benefits.

Human Rights Watch is strong because it is diverse. We do not discriminate in hiring practices and actively seek a diverse applicant pool. We encourage candidates of all abilities, ages, gender identities and expressions, national origins, races and ethnicities, religious beliefs, sexual orientations, and those with criminal records to apply. We welcome all kinds of diversity. Our employees include people who are parents and nonparents, the self-taught and university educated, and from a wide span of socio-economic backgrounds and perspectives on the world. Human Rights Watch is an equal opportunity employer.

How to apply:

How to Apply: Please apply immediately or by 20 July 2018 by visiting our online job portal at https://bit.ly/2KURUoE and attaching a letter of interest, resume or CV, and a brief writing sample (unedited by others). No calls or email inquiries, please. Only complete applications will be reviewed and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application submission, please email recruitment@hrw.org. Due to the large response, application submissions via email will not be accepted and inquiries regarding the status of applications will go unanswered.

Kenya: VACANCY – RESEARCHER (NUTRITION)

Organization: African Population and Health Research Center
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 24 Aug 2018

The African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) is an international non-profit, non-governmental research organization committed to conducting high quality and policy relevant research on population, health, education and development issues facing sub-Saharan Africa. APHRC seeks to recruit a Researcher with expertise in nutrition to work in the Maternal and Child Wellbeing Unit within APHRC’s Research Division. This is an opportunity to join an existing research group dedicated to research in maternal and child health and nutrition.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Lead and contribute to proposal development;

  2. Engage in evaluations of interventions with young children and families;

  3. Lead and contribute to the design of scientific research and training tasks within the Unit;

  4. Lead and contribute to the implementation of nutrition and other related projects. Tasks include project design and activities related to project management such as field work and data management;

  5. Contribute to scientific writing and production of donor reports;

  6. Supervise and mentor junior research staff at the Center; and,

  7. Lead in policy engagement and dissemination of research findings to appropriate audiences.

Qualifications and Experience:

  1. PhD in Nutrition, Public Health; or closely related fields;

  2. Strong writing skills and good record of publications on relevant areas in sub-Saharan Africa;

  3. At least three years post-doctoral experience in research in Maternal Infant and Young Child Nutrition (MIYCN);

  4. Experience in developing proposals and attracting research grants, particularly in MIYCN;

  5. Demonstrated experience in managing research teams and partnerships;

  6. Proven experience in conducting household surveys;

  7. Strong quantitative skills (managing, analyzing and interpreting data), with extensive familiarity with quantitative statistical packages (e.g. STATA, SAS or SPSS); and

  8. Computer literacy in Microsoft packages (e.g. MS Word, MS PowerPoint and MS Excel);

  9. Rank is open and successful candidates may be appointed at Associate (3-5 years), Research Scientist (5-8 years) or Senior Research Scientist (10+ years) levels depending on experience and track record.

Desirable:**

  1. Expertise/experience in Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (MNCH) and Early Childhood Development (ECD) will be an added advantage;

  2. Experience and familiarity with a diverse set of health and social science data sets;

  3. Expertise in qualitative methods, including familiarity with qualitative analysis software packages (e.g. NVivo);

  4. Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills and ability to work in a culturally diverse team.

This position comes with an attractive, internationally competitive remuneration package including employer paid medical, travel and life insurance cover. Allowances toward in-relocation (for those recruited from outside Kenya), and dependents’ education are provided. Preference will be given to nationals of sub-Saharan African countries.

How to apply:

Interested candidates are invited to send via email, their letter of application, a statement of research interests and goals (1-2 pages), and CV with contact details of three referees to jobs@aphrc.org. Please indicate ‘Nutrition Researcher’ on the subject line of the email. Cover letters should be addressed to:

The Human Resources Officer

African Population and Health Research Center, Inc

APHRC Campus, Manga Close, off Kirawa Road, Kitisuru

P. O. Box 10787-GPO, Nairobi

NB: The position will be open until a suitable candidate is identified. Only short-listed candidates will be notified contacted. APHRC is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to the protection of children.

Kenya: Assistant Protection Officer (Statelessness)

Organization: UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 17 Jul 2018

http://www.unhcr.org/ke/vacancies

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR*)*

Internal / External Vacancy Announcement

Vacancy Notice No.: IVN/EVN/KEN/NBI/18/011

Title of Post

Assistant Protection Officer (Statelessness)

Operational Context (role of the position within the team, describing its leadership role, it’s external/internal work relationships or contacts, the contextual environment in which it operates and the scope of supervision received, and where applicable, exercise by the incumbent)

Kenya has an estimated 18,500 stateless persons, descendants of migrants who generally arrived in Kenya during the colonial era. Upon independence they did not acquire Kenyan citizenship, and were not recognized as nationals of the countries of their forefathers, leaving them stateless. Many others may be at risk of statelessness through biased application of legal identity documentation procedures such as vetting conducted among certain ethnic groups during the birth registration procedure.

Kenya’s legislation protects persons with an undetermined nationality and or at risk of statelessness. The Constitution of Kenya, 2010, contains a progressive Bill of Rights and a revised chapter on citizenship. The Kenya Citizenship and Immigration Act 2011 defines stateless persons and sets out the requirements for the registration of such persons and their descendants as citizens of Kenya. Similar provisions apply to some categories of migrants who do not possess identification documents. However, the operational definition in the aforementioned Act limits eligibility for registration to persons who were in the country by 1963. There is need to broaden the legislation to include persons who entered the country after 1963 and their descendants. Furthermore, Kenya has not acceded to the Conventions on statelessness. Stateless persons continue to face challenges such as arbitrary arrests and exposure to all forms of discrimination in their daily lives. During participatory assessments conducted in 2016, persons of concern explicitly stated that they could not access birth certificates due to discrimination. Formal employment opportunities, access to financial services and freedom of movement were out of reach owing to lack of identity cards.

The Assistant Protection Officer (Statelessness) will work in the Protection Unit and will report to Senior Protection Officer.

The incumbent will have the primary responsibility for the development of legal and operational strategies to resolve and prevent statelessness situations in Kenya. The incumbent will also provide technical and operational advice and support to partners and other relevant stakeholders on statelessness issues. Support activities will include capacity building of the UNHCR and relevant partner staff in Kenya on statelessness, analysis and technical advice on nationality legislation and its implementation, coordination and harmonization of national interventions.

S/he will also provide functional guidance to programme staff. The incumbent assists in monitoring performance of implementing partners. S/he interacts on a very regulate basis with the IP staff and provides overall guidance as per the planes activities and budget.

The Assistant Protection Officer (Statelessness) is expected to coordinate the planning and delivery of all statelessness activities for the Operation. S/he contributes to designing a comprehensive statelessness strategy and represents the organization externally on statelessness issues and policy, as guided by the supervisor.

S/he also ensures that stateless persons are consulted and involved with the Office in making decisions that affect them, whether in accessing their rights or in identifying appropriate solutions to their problems. To achieve this, the incumbent will need to build and maintain effective interfaces with communities of concern, local authorities and all relevant stakeholders.

Accountability (key results that will be achieved)

  • Statelessness is prevented and addressed through the application of International and National Law and existing practices.

  • Activities are guided by the statelessness strategy and respect the policy of UNHCR on age, gender and diversity (AGD).

  • The participation of persons of concern is assured through assessment and surveys using participatory, rights and community based approaches.

Responsibility (process and functions undertaken to achieve results)

  • Stay abreast of political, social, economic and cultural developments that have an impact on the environment that affects stateless persons.

  • Contribute to the country-level statelessness prevention and reductions strategy.

  • Consistently apply International and National Law, standards and codes of conduct.

  • Assist in providing comments/suggesting amendments on existing legislation related to persons of concern.

  • Provide legal and technical advice and guidance on protection issues to persons of concern;

  • Oversee and support the documentation issuance process carried out by the competent authorities

  • Provide inputs for the development of the regional statelessness strategy, policies and standard

  • Manage individual cases when applicable

  • Contribute to the design, implementation and evaluation of related AGD based programming with implementing and operational partners.

  • Contribute to the design, implementation and evaluation of related AGD based programming with implementing and operational partners.

  • Contribute to and facilitate a programme of results-based advocacy with partners.

  • Contribute to and facilitate effective information management through the provision of disaggregated data

  • Contribute to capacity-building initiatives for communities and individuals to assert their rights.

  • Participate in initiatives to capacitate authorities, relevant institutions and NGOs to strengthen national protection related legislation and procedures.

Authority (decisions made in executing responsibilities and to achieve results)

  • Intervene with authorities on relevant statelessness issues.

  • As Chair of the statelessness working groups, provide directions to the stakeholders as guided by the Supervisor

  • Enforce compliance of staff and implementing partners with global policies and standards of professional integrity in the delivery of protection services.

  • Recommend and prepare payments to partners/vendors

Essential Minimum Qualifications and Experience

  • Undergraduate degree (equivalent of a BA/BS) in Law, International Law, political Sciences or related field plus minimum 1 year of relevant professional experience.

  • Excellent knowledge of English and working knowledge of another UN language.

Desirable Qualifications & Competencies

  • Diverse field experience desirable.

  • Good IT skills including database management skills.

  • Completion of the Protection Learning Programme.

  • Completion of a relevant statelessness course.

Competencies:-

Values

  • Integrity

  • Professionalism

  • Respect For Diversity Core Competencies

Core Competencies

  • Accountability

  • Team Work & Collaboration

  • Communication

  • Commitment to Continuous Learning

  • Client & Results Orientation

  • Organizational Awareness

Candidates may also be tested on relevant managerial and cross function competencies. Examples are listed below:-

Managerial Competencies

  • Empowering & Building Trust

  • Managing Performance

  • Judgement & Decision Making

  • Strategic Planning & Vision

Cross – Functional Competencies

  • Analytical Thinking

  • Innovation & Creativity

  • Planning & Organizing

  • Policy Research & Development

Refugees – who cares? We Do

How to apply:

Submission of Applications

This vacancy is open for qualified Kenyans ONLY. Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

IMPORTANT

Candidates who wish to be considered for this position should send their motivation letter and Personal History Form (available at the following link: http://www.unhcr.org/ke/vacancies to:

The Secretary,

Regional Assignments Committee (RAC),

Human Resources Section,

P.O. Box 43801, 00100

Nairobi, Kenya

or hand delivered to UNHCR Branch Office for Kenya, Lynwood House, Waiyaki Way (opposite Lions Place). Please quote Reference: IVN/EVN/KEN/NBI/18/011

Kenya: International ICT Operations Manager

Organization: Christian Aid
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 09 Jul 2018

About us

Christian Aid has a vision – an end to poverty – and we believe that vision can become a reality. To help us on this journey, we’re now looking for an experienced International ICT Operations Manager to drive forward the planning and implementation of International ICT systems.

About the role

Under the general direction of the Chief Technology Officer (CTO), this role is responsible for the planning, operations and implementation of International IS systems, negotiating with suppliers to ensure that reliable, robust and appropriate solutions can be delivered and implemented in a timely fashion. To provide expert advice to management of information technology on systems, security and connectivity issues in country offices.

The role will also provide expert advice to management of information technology on systems, security and connectivity issues in country offices, as well as providing professional management and support to a dispersed team of Regional ICT Service Managers across the world.

About you

You will be an experienced, hands-on ICT Operations Manager/Team Lead comfortable with managing BAU, as well as helping to drive the infrastructure, operations & technology vision and roadmap. In addition, the role requires the successful candidate to work closely with the Head of Infrastructure, Operations & Connectivity to run (and improve) the infrastructure and operations environment, deliver on major infrastructure projects, pilot and adopt appropriate innovative technologies and build and create the best infrastructure and operations team and ecosystem of partners. You will have ideally managed the IT Infrastructure and Operations function of a medium sized international business or Charity.

You will be able to demonstrate experience of managing a small team to deliver in a fast-paced environment undertaking substantial technology, people and process change.

You will be able to demonstrate a strong technical hands-on foundation, combined with the ability to engage with senior stakeholders – a technologist at heart, you will be technically conversant in IT Infrastructure technologies and advancements in this area.

You will be able to confidently plan, prioritise, and implement significant ICT infrastructure projects. You will have a strong grasp of Security Standards and an understanding and awareness of best practice standards and practices including ITIL and Prince2.

You will need strong soft skills to engage and influence at senior levels within the organisation globally, and will be able to motivate, inspire and develop team members. Solid influencing skills and a collaborative approach are key.

You will draw upon experience from a range of previous organisations and be able to work at pace to get the job done.

Further information

The role represents an excellent opportunity for an experienced hands-on ICT Operations manager/Team Lead to join a well-respected global INGO in an influential and pivotal leadership role.

This role requires applicants to have the right to work in the country where this position is based.

We value diversity and aspire to reflect this in its workforce. We welcome applications from people from all sections of the community, irrespective of race, colour, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief.

How to apply:

To apply for this post, please visit www.christianaid.org.uk/jobs or follow this link: https://jobs.christianaid.org.uk/vacancy/2011/description and apply online in the Christian Aid Online recruitment system

Kenya: Childline Kenya-Terms of Reference for Final Project Evaluation 2018

Organization: Childline Kenya
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 13 Jul 2018

Project Title: Strengthening the capacity of National Child Helpline 116 Service as a key component of the Child protection System in Kenya.

1. Background and Context

1.1 Description of the project

This project, entitled “Strengthening the capacity of National Child Helpline 116 Service as a key component of the Child protection System”, is a 3-year project implemented by Childline Kenya and funded by UNICEF from February 2016 to February 2018 with a no-cost extension to April 2018.

Childline Kenya is a Non-Governmental Organisation, which manages the National Child Helpline 116 in partnership with the Department of Children Services (DCS) in the Ministry of Labour, Social Security and Services. The Helpline is a 24 hour toll free service where children and concerned adults call in to report abuse and/or receive counselling and information on issues related to children. The Helpline is manned by professional counsellors who are all Degree or Diploma holders in counselling, psychology, education or social work. Their role is to receive calls, counsel clients and make necessary referrals for specialized services as relevant. Where necessary, Childline Kenya also rescues children who need immediate withdrawal from their current abusive situations.

Through the helpline, Childline Kenya is able to contribute to the Government’s Mid Term Plan II of Vision 2030 on Social Pillar on protection of vulnerable population in Kenya. The activities of Childline Kenya are also reflected in the Strategic Plan of Ministry on Labour, Social Security and Services whose objective, amongst others, is to keep children safe by providing a service where their plight is reported and acted upon. The child line 116 is also a critical aspect of the child protection system in Kenya and is a key component in reporting and referral mechanism as outlined in The Framework for the National Child Protection System in Kenya.

Specifically for CLK, this PCA contributes to its Strategic Plan 2013-2017 (Strategic Direction-SD 1 and 3); i.e.

SD 1: Support Government to provide quality child protection services through the national helpline 116 platform

SD 3. Provide technical support to partners, families, and communities for effective child protection in Kenya.

For UNICEF, the work of Childline Kenya contributes to all the four outputs of Outcome 4 of the GoK/UNICEF Joint Programme 2014-2018.

The services of child line 116 have increased over the years since its inception in 2006, moving from 9,798 calls received in the year 2006/7 to 1,152,409 in 2014. In total the Helpline received 4,645,552 calls from 2006 – 2014. The Helpline responded to a total of 2,606,318 child protection cases, with 31,330 being abuse cases. These include child abductions, murder, sexual exploitation, physical abuse and neglect where Childline Kenya moved in to provide support through rescue, medical care, court representation, provision of survival kits etc.

However, the work of Childline has faced serious challenges starting from 2013 occasioned by Internet challenges, power outages and technical problems with the Customer Relationship Management system used by Childline. This has been made worse by a high staff turnover due to non-attractive terms of service for personnel. Currently (2015), about 3,000 calls are received per day with approximately 1,000 requiring direct intervention from Childline Kenya. Approximately, 2,000 calls per day are either abandoned because of the long waiting period, or are silent or are not related to Childline services and are therefore referred to other service providers. At any one time the number of callers waiting on the queue is not less than 15 and at peak hours this increases to 30 and beyond. Of the calls coming through to the helpline only a maximum of 40% are answered due to low capacity at the Call Centre. This partnership sought to address these challenges hence increase the number of persons accessing services of the Childline Kenya.

At the same time and in line with the child protection system approach, this programme supported three other components implemented at County and community levels. They include:

i) Capacity strengthening of County Children Coordinators in six selected counties to manage cases that are from the child help line centre. These are cases for children who are found in their geographical jurisdiction. The work of CCC is to oversee and manage coordination of agencies giving services to the child and also support the building of a strong referral mechanism at county level. The process of developing the Case Management Guidelines is almost at its completion and UNICEF will work with CLK to support it implementation in the six counties

ii) Training on parenting skills in Siaya and Nairobi counties for parents accused of neglecting their children. CLK worked together with Court users committee and DCS to implement this component.

iii) Child online protection where CLK worked with Parent Teachers Association and boys and girls in 20 schools in one informal settlement of Nairobi and Nakuru Counties respectively. This is part of UNICEF initiate for child online protection known as “WePROTECT”.

1.2 Key partners involved in the project, including the implementing partners and other key stakeholders.

The project was implemented in partnership with the Department of Children Services. In addition, Childline Kenya, whose operations are hinged on partnerships, continued to work with both referral partners, development partners, community stakeholders and other Government institutions to implement the activities in this PCA.

2. Purpose of the evaluation

2.1 Why the evaluation needs to be done?

This is a mandatory final project evaluation required by UNICEF as part of the project agreement. The purpose of the evaluation is to assess the effectiveness, relevance, efficiency, sustainability, and impact of the “Strengthening the capacity of National Child Helpline 116 Service as a key component of the Child protection System” project.

2.2 How the evaluation results will be used

The results of this evaluation will be used to generate information on best practices in targeting and reducing violence against children and child neglect, and to provide insight and recommendations into improving future interventions targeting children through the Child Helpline Service.

2.3 What decisions will be taken after the evaluation is completed?

Learning arising from the evaluation will be used to inform future programme development as appropriate. In addition, learning will be shared with key stakeholders in the child protection sector to continue to strengthen interventions to address child protection concerns.

3. Evaluation objectives and scope

3.1 Scope of evaluation

The evaluation will cover the entire project duration, from February 2016 to April 2018.

The evaluation will assess project outcomes at all levels. The evaluation will cover all areas of implementation, including activities delivered by the grant holder as well as partners.

The evaluation will assess the impact of the project on targeted beneficiaries both primary and secondary beneficiaries.

3.2 Objectives of evaluation

The overall objectives of the evaluation are:

a. To evaluate the entire project in terms of effectiveness, relevance, efficiency, sustainability, and impact, with a strong focus on assessing the results at the outcome and project goals level

b. To generate key lessons and identify promising practices for learning

c. To identify areas for continued advocacy and intervention at the county and national level in child protection

4. Evaluation Questions

The key questions that need to be answered by this evaluation are divided into five categories of analysis including effectiveness, relevance, efficiency, sustainability, impact and knowledge generation.

4.1 The mandatory Evaluation Questions to be answered are as follows:

4.1.1 Effectiveness

  1. To what extent were the intended project goal, outcomes and outputs achieved and how?

  2. To what extent did the project reach the targeted beneficiaries at the project goal and outcome levels?

  3. How many beneficiaries have been reached?

  4. To what extent has this project generated positive (or negative) changes in the lives of targeted (and untargeted) beneficiaries in relation to specific forms of violence addressed by this project? Why?

  5. What are the key changes in the lives of those beneficiaries?

  6. What internal and external factors contributed to the achievement and/or failure of the intended project goal, outcomes and outputs? How?

4.1.2 Relevance

  1. To what extent was the project strategy and activities implemented relevant to national child policies and strategies in responding to the needs of children?

  2. To what extent do achieved results (project goal, outcomes and outputs) continue to be relevant to the needs of children?

4.1.3 Efficiency

  1. How efficiently and timely has this project been implemented and managed in accordance with the Project Document? Specifically have resources been used well and strategies’ to implementation been appropriate?

4.1.4 Sustainability

  1. How are the achieved results, especially the positive changes generated by the project in the lives of women and girls at the project goal level, going to be sustained after this project ends?

4.1.5 Impact

  1. What are the unintended consequences (positive and negative) that resulted from the project?

4.1.6 Knowledge Generation

  1. What are the key lessons learned that can be shared with other practitioners on Ending Violence against children?

  2. Are there any promising practices? If yes, what are they and how can these promising practices can be replicated in other projects and/or in other countries that have similar interventions?

  3. What outstanding advocacy and implementation priorities still require action and commitment from district and national-level stakeholders?

5. Length of Assignment, Financial Allocation and Application

This assignment should be concluded by 15th July 2018. The allocated budget is KES500,000/-.

How to apply:

Interested parties should send their expression of interest to vacancy@childlinekenya.co.ke by 13th July 2018 with the heading ‘End Term Evaluation KCO/CHILDLINE/2016.