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Kenya: Regional (multi-country) National Ownership and Health Financing Lead, WISH Lot 2

Organization: Options Consultancy Services
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 15 Oct 2018

We’re seeking an experienced individual to join our team based in Nairobi, who will be successfully leading on national ownership and health financing across Lot 2 of the UK-Aid funded Women’s Integrated Sexual Health (WISH) programme. The successful individual will provide excellent leadership and support to WISH Lot 2 teams and consultants based across Asia and Africa, and enable us to achieve above and beyond key performance indicators.

Responsibilities

The Regional (multi-country) National Ownership and Health Financing Lead will be responsible for leading and coordinating the approach to achieving national ownership across WISH Lot 2 countries. The successful applicant will engage with consortium partners to ensure alignment and buy-in to the overarching approach to national ownership.

The Regional National Ownership Lead will provide technical, strategic and management backstopping support to the National Ownership Leads based in Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Madagascar, Bangladesh and Pakistan. The successful candidate will also ensure learning as well as tools and approaches are used to inform roll-out of national ownership interventions in the rest of the Lot 2 countries.

Person specification

To succeed in this role, you will have:

· At least a Master’s Degree in public health, health economics, health management or a related field.

· Significant experience in a senior role in the provision of technical assistance for health including remote support.

· Considerable experience in leading the delivery of donor-funded programmes, particularly those funded by DFID.

· Relevant and demonstrable experience in domestic financing and/or strengthening policy and legislation, using evidence to hold the government to account for sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) outcomes and promote quality control and standards of service provision and care programmes settings.

See the Job Description for more details: https://options.co.uk/jobs/regional-multi-country-national-ownership-and-health-financing-lead

About the programme and Options

Options Consultancy Services Limited was established in 1992 and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marie Stopes International. We are a consultancy organisation providing technical and management expertise in the health and social sectors to governments and international development partners to transform the health of women and children. We provide information, expertise and influence to governments, health workers, NGOs and businesses to catalyse change so that health services can be accessed by the people who need them most.

WISH Lot 2 is led by the International Planned Parenthood Foundation (IPPF) with the following consortium partners: Options (national ownership lead); Marie Stopes International (service delivery partner); International Rescue Committee (service delivery partner); Development Media International (social norm and behaviour change lead) and Handicap International (inclusion of disabilities).

Our approach to National Ownership comprises of four strategies: increase government commitment to SRH outcomes through domestic financing; use evidence-based advocacy and effective partnerships to strengthen policy and legislation; use evidence to hold the government to account for SRH outcomes and; promote quality control and standards of service provision and care.

Benefits include

· Basic salary will include the following allowances and benefits: housing, transportation and meals.

· 25 days Annual Leave per year in addition to Kenyan public holidays.

· Employer 5% pension contribution

· Medical insurance

· 13th month bonus pro rata

· Relocation package for international applicants can be considered

Other information

· Options is an equal opportunities employer

· Overseas candidates require to have the right to work in Kenya.

How to apply:

Application process

· To apply, please send your CV with a summary note of your skills and experience to Michael Cavanagh at wish@options.co.uk. Candidates should state the role (Regional National Ownership Lead WISH Lot 2) in the subject header.

· Closing date for applications is: Applications will be reviewed and invited to interviews on a rolling basis.

· Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for an interview. Interviews will be organised directly with shortlisted applicants on a rolling basis.

Kenya: CONSULTANCY CALL FOR DEVELOPMENT OF POLICY BRIEFS

Organization: Africa Platform for Social Protection
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 20 Sep 2018

1.0 Background.

The Africa Platform for Social Protection, with support from the Freidrich Ebert Stiftung Zambia Office is implementing a project on Rights Based Social Protection in Sub-Saharan Africa. The two organizations envision a continent where Social Protection is embedded in law and policies, therefore elevated into a right and not a token and subsequently fully protected. The project works with governments in Africa, grassroots groups, national organizations, regional and continental bodies in an effort to achieve this objective.

This project is anchored on UN basic human right statutes that the poorest people know their rights and have the ability to advocate/claim them given an enabling environment. The project also recognizes the need for human rights obligations to be enforced and implemented to promote the establishment of Social Protection systems that cushion children, Youth, women, men, persons with Disabilities and older persons against risks of impoverishment in situations of risks and vulnerability.

2.0 Scope of the Work.

APSP requires the services of a consultant to develop policy briefs on the legal environment on social assistance in Kenya, including identification of gaps and recommendations for review of the Social assistance Act 2017. The policy briefs will draw from the legal analysis conducted by APSP. Specifically, the consultant will:

  1. Summarize the findings of the legal analysis on social assistance in Kenya.
  2. Simplify the content on gaps in the Social Assistance Bill 2017
  3. Identify and bring out clarity of the proposed recommendations for the review of the Social assistance Act 2017. The consultant should make them clear and precise.
  4. Review the draft as agreed by APSP and its partners.

3.0 Duration of the Contract

This work is expected to take place between 23rd – 28th September 2018.

4.0 Expected output.

A policy brief on the legal processes on social assistance in Kenya and the gaps in the Social Assistance Bill 2017.

5.0 Qualifications of the Consultant.

  • Either a degree in Law or communication.
  • At least 5 years professional experience in drafting legal documents for legal and policy advocacy.
  • Excellent writing, communication and presentation skills.
  • Vast experience in working with Civil Society Organizations

How to apply:

Interested parties are requested to submit a proposal containing both technical and financial aspects based on the specific tasks as outlined above to info@africapsp.org by the close of business 20th September 2018. We regret that due to the high volume of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Kenya: Programme Officer and Grants Compliance Officer

Organization: Diakonia Sweden
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 05 Oct 2018

Diakonia is a Swedish international development organization with the overall goal to change unfair political, economic, social and cultural structures that generate poverty, inequality, oppression, and violence. Diakonia works with the most vulnerable people, local partners and other strategic actors for the fulfillment of the right of all people to live a life in dignity – irrespective of age, class, disability, ethnicity, gender, nationality, political conviction, religion, or sexual orientation and identity.

Diakonia has about 400 partner organizations in 23 countries. In Sub-Saharan Africa, Diakonia employs 100 staff at country offices in Mozambique, DRC, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Uganda, Kenya, Somalia, Mali, and Burkina Faso and the Regional Office in Kenya.

Innovative ideas are tested

The Africa Economic Justice (AEJ) is a regional programme supporting regional civil society organizations working in Sub-Saharan Africa. The work of AEJ is divided into three thematic clusters on unfair financial flows; financial and investment regimes and economic empowerment of women.

The strategic programme offers a platform where new practices and innovative ideas on social and economic justice and economic empowerment of women are tested and developed. The programme is managed from the Diakonia Africa Regional Office since 2007. For more information please visit: https://www.diakonia.se/en/Where-we-work/Africa/Regional-programme-Africa-Economic-Justice-AEJ/

Developed a new programme

Given the urgent need for Sub-Saharan African countries to increase their domestic resource mobilization to achieve the SDGs, the AEJ has developed a new programme on Promoting Domestic Resource Mobilisation in Sub-Saharan Africa. The proposed programme aims to address some of the causes for the inability to expand and realize domestic resource mobilization and is designed on the premise that Africa is facing challenges that can well be solved by cooperation between countries through regional integration.

The programme aims to take advantage of existing regional policy frameworks to push for maximization of domestic resource mobilization. To achieve this, priority is to build the capacity and support regional civil society organizations. The partners will lobby and engage key change agents at the regional and national level to advocate for policies that support increased domestic resources.

To support this, we are looking for outstanding, dynamic, results-oriented and self-driven individuals to fill the positions of Programme Officer and Grants Compliance Officer.

Programme Officer

The Programme Officer will provide key support in planning, formulating and implementing the operations of assigned programme work-plan and budget, monitor expenditures as well as provide technical and management oversight on programme activities implemented by partner organizations to ensure compliance with funding and Global Diakonia requirements.

We are looking for an action-oriented person who understands the development and civil society context in Africa. This being a regional programme, we are looking for a person who has Africa regional level experience. The position requires an understanding of donor compliance and experience in procurement. Knowledge of French is desirable.

Grants Compliance Officer

The Grants Compliance Officer will provide technical support to partner organizations, ensuring their compliance with Diakonia policies, as well as funding and reporting requirements from inception to contract closure in accordance with grant agreements and other appropriate protocols. We are looking for an action-oriented person with wide experience in grant management of regional and local partners. Knowledge of French is desirable.

How to apply:

All applications should be sent to recruitment.africa@diakonia.se on or before Friday 5th October 2018. Please find detailed job profiles here: https://www.diakonia.se/en/About-us/Job-opportunities/programme-officer-and-grants-compliance-officer/ Diakonia is an equal opportunities employer. This is a national position. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Kenya: Animated Video on Cross-Border Migrant Child Protection

Organization: Save the Children
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 20 Sep 2018

Terms of Reference for Animated Video on Cross-Border Migrant Child Protection Mechanisms and Publication of Guidebook in line with Save the Children Branding Guidelines

  1. Background: Cross Border Coordination Mechanisms in East and Southern Africa

The last decade has seen a dramatic increase in the global mobility of people. The global regular migrant stock had reached 258 million by late 2017.1 Migrants from poorer countries, which are often harder to capture in official data, are of particular concern from a development and humanitarian perspective: they are often amongst the most vulnerable populations. Because of the overall rise of movement of people, there is also a marked increase of Children on the Move. This is particularly true for East and Southern Africa: even though children make up roughly 15% of the global international migrant stock, this proportion is dramatically larger in East and Southern Africa with 28.2% of recorded migrants being children.2 In some countries this ratio is even higher, with Ethiopia having 47% migrant children.

In many countries in East and Southern Africa clear child protection legislation is in place, but often it is only implicitly and by extension protecting migrant children, failing to recognize their specific risks.

The comprehensive protection of unaccompanied and separated migrant children (USMC) requires the coordination and cooperation of a large range of stakeholders, often from more than one country. Government departments mandated to protect vulnerable children have to interact with immigration and internal affairs departments, departments of education and health, and more particularly across borders, the protection of USMC requires close coordination between governments to ensure that case management is not disrupted or impeded by the national border, ensuring that the children's best interest is the most important guiding principle.

In Southern Africa, over the last 10 years, Save the Children has established bilateral cross-border coordination mechanisms between five governments, growing over the years into a significant improvement in the protection of USMC by harmonising case management, standard operating procedures, and facilitating communication. Save the Children's East and Southern Africa Regional Office's Regional Programming Unit (RPU) continues to work towards expanding the bilateral meetings, particularly in East Africa. In order to communicate this cost effective and successful approach to strengthening the protection of USMC, the RPU is looking to create a short form animated video and a high quality publication.

The video is intended to illustrate the cross-border mechanisms and how in the past 10 years, Save the Children, with support from various donors, has grown a bilateral meeting discussing USMC cases between South Africa and Zimbabwe into a regional mechanism covering most of Southern Africa. The video will make this complex process understandable to a broader audience, trying to generate interest in the approach amongst key stakeholders, partners and donors. Additionally, the video on the regional process will be a tool for country offices to try and increase government commitment, as well as engage neighbouring countries to expand the mechanism to more borders.

The RPU will additionally write a guidebook on establishing cross-border mechanisms for the protection of USMC. This guidebook will draw on the experience from country offices and the extensive project

1 UN DESA, International Migration Report 2017

2 Using UN DESA Migration Stock Data. Includes Botswana, Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Somalia, Sudan, South Africa, South Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe documentation to develop a practical roadmap to help offer deep insights into the establishment of the meetings. This guide will be written in-house, but it will require graphic design and layout of the text into a publishable and printable PDF that conforms with the Save the Children branding guidelines, which will also nclude the design of key illustrations and visual elements.

  1. Save the Children – Regional Children on the Move Programme in East and Southern Africa The Regional Programming Unit's (RPU) Children on the Move programme seeks to protect children at risk of or undertaking unaccompanied and unsafe migration in East and Southern Africa through improved national and transnational migration management, including case management and access to child protection systems. It currently coordinates these efforts in Botswana, Mozambique, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

  2. Improved transnational cooperation and responsibility-sharing between governments to realise durable solutions for children affected by mixed migration.

  3. Develop an expanded evidence base to guide quality programming on addressing root causes of irregular migration, early unaccompanied economic migration, and preventing unsafe migration in East and Southern Africa.

  4. Improved family tracing and reunification procedures and case management to increase successful reunifications for children crossing borders between Botswana, Mozambique, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

The programme is also working with four partners in Botswana and Swaziland, integrating them into the broader COM programme that is active in Mozambique, South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe, in order to achieve that:

  • Children at risk of unaccompanied and unsafe migration in East and Southern Africa access essential and integrated protection, education and health services in countries of origin, transit and destination.

  • Civil society organizations are empowered to strengthen child protection and other essential services for child on the move, including survivors of sexual violence and exploitation in border towns, in Botswana, Swaziland, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Zambia and South Africa.

  • Communities, including children, are empowered to transform existing social norms that perpetuate children's vulnerability to violence, incl. unsafe migration, PHP and sexual violence.

The RPU further provides cross-learning platforms and opportunities to exchange best practice and build a community of practice focused on child migration. At country level, programmes are context specific, utilizing evidence of national migration dynamics to try and effectively prevent unsafe migration by addressing push factors (e.g. through income generating projects, skills training of adolescents, positive discipline work to address violence at home and in schools) and strengthening national child protection systems to include migrant children (e.g. including unaccompanied and separated migrant children in alternative care systems, developing child migrant specific case management systems, strengthening FTR systems, etc.).

  1. Objective and Scope of Work

The required work is comprised of two components:

Component 1 – Five Minute Video

A short five-minute video, 2D or 3D animated, illustrating the cross-border coordination mechanism, including establishing of the meetings, the programming approach and the benefits of the cooperation of governments to the protection of USMC to a broad audience, including potential donors, NGOs, and government stakeholders.

The video should have a memorable, high quality artistic style that captures often complex processes in a simple and easy to understand narrative, featuring professional voice-overs.

For reference, please see screenshots from a previous video produced for a different project:

Component 2 – Graphic Design and Layout of Guidebook

Based on a 40-50 page word document, this component requires the design and layout of a booklet in line with the Save the Children branding guidelines, including illustrations/graphs/figures.

  1. Outputs/Deliverables

The project requires two key outputs:

  • Story board/narrative for 5-minute video for review

  • 5-minute 2D/3D animated video provided in a range of encoding qualities (preferably including UHD)

  • Layout and graphic design of 50 page A4 guidebook for PDF publication and print.

  • Roles and Responsibilities

The Consultant:

  • Regular and transparent reporting on progress to RPU, including any delays or challenges as they develop.

  • Development of visual style and script based on a provided narrative.

  • Development of required 2D or 3D assets.

  • Voice-over services.

  • Animation.

  • Graphic design and layout of 40-50-page document.

Save the Children and RPU: (based in Pretoria and Nairobi)

  • Providing a narrative for the video.

  • Assisting in the process of transforming the narrative into a script.

  • Inputting on visual style of animated video.

  • Providing 40-50-page document for graphic layout.

  • Inputting on visual style of Guidebook on Cross-Border Coordination.

  • Timeframe

  • 3 months – from September to November 2018.

  • Competencies

  • Experience in 2D/3D animations.

  • Experience in visualizing political/advocacy processes.

  • Experience in graphic design and layout of documents/booklets.

  • Experience working in the non -profit sector is an advantage.

How to apply:

Application Email: Please apply with a covering letter and up-to-date CV to: Esaro.procurement@savethechildren.org

Data Coordinator Job in Kenya – NGO

Data & Reporting Coordinator II


Job Location: Kakamega

Reports To: Client Data Management Manager

One Acre Fund is a growing NGO in Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda, Malawi, Zambia and Tanzania that is innovating a new way of helping farm families to achieve their full potential. Instead of giving handouts, One Acre Fund invests in farmers to generate a permanent gain in farm income.

Job Description: 

The Client Data Management (CDM) team in Business operations is a critical and centralized department that supports all of the field farmer facing operations. CDM is responsible for the accurate and up to date storage of all client information in the database (Roster). CDM ensures that necessary client, group, and site level information is consistently shared with Field operations to support field activities.

Responsibilities

Primary Duties of the CDM Data and Reporting Coordinator (70%)

·         Handle satisfactorily all assigned client data analysis requests from different stakeholders within and outside of Business Operations

·         Prepare weekly Country level Prepayment and Repayment Status Reports for field staff and Field Operations

·         Coordinate with CE, Orders & distribution and Field Operations to ensure timely calculation of farmer and staff level incentives calculation for the following categories:

1.  Super farmers’ incentive

2.  Group formation incentive

3.  Group leader incentive for meeting set group repayment targets

4.  Early finishers and finishers incentive

·         Write a prepayment non-qualifiers drops R script, execute and track the drops

·         Write a ban R script with consideration to exemptions and execute group bans and tracking

·         Unban all previous season banned clients and share list with field

·         Generate client and staff invoices, these should be inclusive of VAT charges

·         Generate account numbers for all new clients enrolled and share the list with CE for SMS’ing and create group level account numbers for disbursement to group leaders

·         Write a R script for generating the list of clients who have exceeded their credit limits and share the lists with field

·         Run the Kenya-Product Adoption Rate analysis using R in the following times in the season:

1.  At enrolment

2.  After prepayment qualifiers drops

3.  After Input delivery drops

·         Update the Kenya Credit Insurance Report on a monthly basis

·         Generate the list of clients eligible for crop failure compensation on request basis

Other Activities (30%)

·         Any other duties as assigned by the Client Data Management Manager

·         Support in Zendesk case resolution during peak times (Zendesk flex #2)

Qualifications

·         Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, or any other relevant field from a recognized University (please include grades and test scores on your resume)

·         Relevant work experience. Examples include: demanding professional work experience in business, bank or NGO, or a successful entrepreneurial experience

·         Proven ability to set and meet targets on the job

·         Strong analytical and numerical skills: able to work with large amounts of data to find conclusions

·         Strong oral and written communication skills: able to present findings or translate the data into an understandable document

·         Excellent Excel skills, Technical and computer software skills like Google analysis, R or Python will be an added advantage

·         Have a capacity to develop and document procedures and workflows

·         Demonstrates high quality work with a strong attention to detail

·         A critical thinker: able to look at previous seasons number and trends and give projections

·         Proactive Problem solver

·         Integrity and a Positive Attitude

·         Willing to Commit to living in Western Kenya for a long term position

·         Fluent in English

·         Passionate about Serving smallholder farmers

Benefits: Mutual Health Insurance, staff loans, small airtime and transportation allowances.

How to Apply

If you feel motivated to work for One Acre Fund as the Data and Reporting Coordinator II and if you fulfill our requirements for this role, we look forward to receiving your application by 20th September, 2018.

You will be prompted to a form that must be completed. At the end of the form you will have the opportunity to upload your CV.

PLEASE NOTE

You must be 18 years or older to qualify for any position at One Acre Fund.

One Acre Fund will never ask you for money in return for advancement in the recruitment process or for being offered a position. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Kenya: Cluster Communications Officer – Southern and East Africa

Organization: Tearfund
Country: Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Closing date: 23 Sep 2018

An exciting opening has arisen in our new Southern and East Africa cluster office for an enthusiastic and committed professional.

We are looking for someone with extensive experience in the following areas:

  • Copy writing
  • Editing
  • Filming
  • Photography
  • Media
  • PR
  • Digital

The successful candidate will be responsible for proactively ensuring the supply of stories, information, video, posts and images from countries to enable fundraising, mobilizing prayer and campaigning from Tearfund's target audience, predominantly in the UK.

Are you a team player? Are you fully conversant in developing digital content for email, websites and social media platforms? Do you enjoy working to deadlines and under pressure?

Then it could be a role for you!

This role will be based in-region: Kenya, Mozambique, Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia, or Zimbabwe. Specific country dependent on the successful candidate.

Competitive salary, dependent on location.

Tearfund is a faith based organisation and applicants must share our statement of faith.

The recruitment process will include specific safeguarding checks

Please note, this role will close as soon as a suitable candidate is found

How to apply:

http://jobs.tearfund.org/tearfund/jobs/vacancy/cluster-communications-officer—southern-and-east-africa-1600/1626/description/

Kenya: Country Director – REF: CD/08/2018

Organization: CARE
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 14 Sep 2018

JOB SUMMARY & PURPOSE:

Background

CARE International (CI) is a global confederation of 14 humanitarian and development non-governmental organizations working to reduce poverty and social injustice around the world. CARE Canada manages country office operations in six countries – Chad, Cuba, Indonesia, Kenya, Zambia and Zimbabwe – on behalf of CARE International ensuring that country offices meet CARE’s high quality standards.

The International Operations (IO) Unit is mandated to ensure effective and efficient support and oversight to the Country Offices (COs) where CARE Canada is a Lead Member (LM). This includes developing operation standards for quality, cost recovery and other measures that will ensure effective CO management.

Reporting to Director – Country Presence, Relevance and Impact, The Country Director (CD) has the overall responsibility for the effective management of CARE International in country consistent with CARE International’s vision and mission, core values and program principals, global program strategy and operational code.

Job Summary

The Country Director has overall responsibility and leadership of the CO’s performance by representing the CO with key stakeholders, guiding program development and implementation consistent with CI’s global strategy, ensuring effective and timely humanitarian response capacity, leading strategy development, change management and operational planning, and overseeing financial, operations and human resource management, including the safety and security of all CO and visiting CARE staff. Director – Country Presence, Relevance and Impact for International Operations and receives support and oversight from the International Operations team.

The CD models and ensures systematic practice of CI values and new ways of working by fostering innovation, helping to build effective teams, coalitions and networks and encouraging on-going staff development to motivate and strengthen the organization’s resilience in the face of change. S/he promotes gender equality and diversity among CO staff and in programming.

In doing so, s/he:

· Ensures that CARE's role in the country is aligned with CARE’s global program strategy and continuously evolves to achieve the greatest impact and relevance in the operating context;

· Positions CARE as a partner of choice and an influential voice in reducing poverty and social injustice;

· Leads the organizational changes required to align to the CO’s Country Presence Review outcomes and CI’s global vision and strategy;

· Leads and oversees the timely transformational changes required to align CARE Kenya CO to CARE International’s program priorities, advocacy strategy and operational models;

· Lead, promote and oversees mainstreaming of gender issues in the Country program policies, strategy and program development;

Country Office Highlights

CARE has been operating in Kenya since 1968 working in close collaboration with multiple stakeholders to help enhance social justice and alleviate poverty in the country. CARE Kenya reaches approximately 2 million people per year in the areas of gender equality and women’s voice, economic empowerment, health, food and nutrition security and climate change resilience, and humanitarian assistance. CARE uses a program approach to address the underlying causes of poverty for marginalized groups and works in collaboration with national and county governments, communities and development partners to implement programs and influence policies that reduce poverty and social injustice. CARE works with a range of stakeholders including the Government of Kenya, the private sector, local and international non-governmental organisations, community-based organisations and local communities to promote lasting change and innovative solutions to complex humanitarian and development challenges.

CARE Kenya is in the midst of a role and relevance review that will enhance the country office’s alignment to CARE International global outcomes and approaches, and has been identified as a candidate for transforming into an independent local entity and national member of CARE International. The Country Director is expected to provide strategic leadership in the analysis, planning and implementation of the organizational transformation.

Job Responsibilities and Tasks

1) Representation and Communications (*Est. 10% of the time)*

· Negotiate with the host government and ensure that the CO has the legal agreement needed to operate transparently, such as, an updated mutually recognized country agreement as well as program related agreements with the relevant line ministries;

· Ensure that accurate and updated host government relations information is disseminated to CARE Canada, and relevant CI members;

· Ensure access to CO facilities and services to all CI members;

· Ensure that the image of CARE International in the country is consistent with CARE’s mission, vision and values and protects CARE's interests and assets;

· Build effective organizational relationships and networks with public, private and NGO partners; liaise with host government/donor government and other lead agency representatives;

· Maintain effective communications and relationships with CARE International members regarding program development, funding agreements and staffing;

· Provide regular reports to CARE Canada on the affairs of the CO, including security;

· Provide periodic reports to CARE members managing donor contracts in the CO according to the specific agreements;

· Demonstrate knowledge of the most current CI Code and related CI federation agreements through effectively implementing related provisions;

· Maintain regular and transparent communication with CARE Canada, CARE International Members (CIMs) and relevant CI bodies on the progress of organizational transformation

2) P**rogram Development and Implementation (Est. 25% of the time)**

· Guided by the CARE International program strategy, donor and host government priorities, provide support and guidance to the CO program staff in the identification of new programming opportunities;

· Supported by CARE Member Partners (CMPs), develop and maintain a proposal development quality control system, and up-to-date pipeline tracking and reporting system;

· Provide assistance to CARE members in contract negotiation with donors at the country level to ensure that CARE program and financial objectives are attained;

· Explore possibilities for diversifying program funding consistent with CI’s Global Program Strategy through non-traditional partners, donors and approaches;

· Ensure, through regular monitoring of activities, effective project implementation and use of best programming practices;

· Ensure CO’s full compliance with donor contractual requirements;

· Ensure effective project implementation monitoring and evaluation system that allows for accurate donor reporting, timely course corrections, and learning and innovation;

3) Emergency Preparedness & Response; Safety & Security (Est. 5% of the time)

· Ensure that country office emergency preparedness plan is in place and reviewed twice per year in collaboration with CARE Canada, the CARE Emergency Group, CARE Member Partners and relevant in-country partners (e.g. GOI, UN, ECB consortium);

· Set the tone for mature safety and security management for the Kenya office, leading by example;

· Ensure that the CO is implementing the CI S&S standards; identify gaps; and ensure that gaps are filled in a timely manner;

· Ensure that lapses in S&S SOPs are followed up at the appropriate levels of management;

· Communicate S&S info regularly to HQ (or ensure it is done by the SSFP)

· Provide leadership, guidance, and Lead Crisis Management Team in emergency situations, overseeing the CO’s overall response, liaising with Country Governments CARE members, donors and media;

· Authorize and manage staff evacuations as necessary (for health or other reasons).

4) Country Office Strategic and Operational Planning and Implementation (Est. 20% of the time)

· Taking into consideration CI’s Global Program Strategy plan and CARE 2020, lead the development and implementation of the CO’s presence review and business plan, Annual Operating Plans (AOPs), regular CO performance reviews and strategic planning reviews;

· Lead regular and participatory senior management team (SMT) meetings to review the overall financial and operational performance of the country office.

· Plan and oversee two Country Office Leadership Team meetings per year; and monthly SLT, ensure staff engagement in the planning and progress review of the CO program and program support elements.

· Maintain and share regular analysis on the CO’s operating environment and its potential impact on the performance of the CO.

· Provide leadership and strategic support on the development/strengthening of CARE Kenya’s role as an innovator and catalyzer including developing genuine partnerships with local organizations and institutions and building evidence of CARE’s impact to influence policy and practice

· Ensure the CO has an effective impact measurement, learning , knowledge management and communication system

· Lead and ensure effective implementation of CO Country Presence Review (CPR) outcomes, including changes to CARE’s program priorities, role, culture and behavior, and business model.

5) Country Office Financial, Budget and Administration Management (Est. 25% of the time)

· Oversee and provide support to program support and finance staff in the development of the CO’s annual budget as per CARE policies and procedures;

· Ensure the financial viability of the CO to ensure that project budgets are able to cover the running costs of the CO and generate adequate indirect cost recovery (ICR) from existing and new projects; monitor and analyze the CO cost structure, particularly in anticipation of changes in the program portfolio;

· Ensure timely preparation of contracts (IPIAs) and amendments for all projects as required between the CO and CARE Member Partner (CMP);

· Ensure full compliance with donor regulations and terms of signed contracts; ensure the application of CARE financial procedures;

· Ensure that the CO performance results in satisfactory audits, that recommendations from previous audits are addressed and that subsequent audits show an improving trend;

· Ensure the submission of on-time CO financial reports, achievement of at least 85% annual budget utilization rate, over 95% life of projects budget utilization, and accounts receivables of less than 10% of the annual budget;

· Closely monitor the reporting and fulfillment of donor match requirements, committed by CARE members and CO in-kind match contributions;

· Ensure that the risk register is maintained and issues acted upon in a timely manner;

· Ensure that financial exposure reports are maintained and reviewed on a monthly basis and communicated to HQ;

· Ensure monthly balance sheet reviews, the completion of scorecards and that recommendations are acted upon accordingly, and

· Submit other reports to HQ as requested.

6 ) Human Resources Development and Management (Est. 15% of the time)

· Lead by example, communicate clear vision to staff, leadership and inspiration to CO, counterpart and partners, show accountability and hold staff accountable for demonstrating CARE core values;

· Ensure the completion of an annual staffing plan and provide support or lead recruitment efforts (with active support from HQ when appropriate) for national and international hires;

· Ensure that the CO structure and the organization of units and workflows reflects ongoing needs of CO operations;

· Ensure that all HR policies and procedures are established in accordance with host country laws and legislation and reviewed on a regular basis; ensure that CARE Canada’s HR policies are respected for expatriate personnel;

· Ensure that the total compensation (salary and benefits) for national employees remains competitive with the local market and that voluntary turnover rates are kept to the minimum possible;

· Adopt and lead by example effective employee relations and performance management systems, including timely and clear communication of expectations through updated job descriptions and operating plans, regular performance feedback and annual performance appraisals, coaching and mentoring staff in decision-making, consistency and coherence in the recognition of merit;

· Promote staff development and the maximization of local talent, through coaching and mentoring and active career development;

· Create and maintain an inclusive team environment, including regularly established management team meetings and ad hoc committee structures in which input on key issues is sought from colleagues in open discussion; and

· Ensure staff adherence to the CARE Code of Conduct and promote People in Aid practices to the maximum extent possible.

Qualifications:

Education & Training:

· Required: University degree in a relevant discipline.

· Desired: Master’s degree in relevant discipline is an asset.

Experience:

Required:

· Minimum of ten years of experience in international development and humanitarian assistance;

· At least five years of successful experience at the senior management level in overseas postings, in contexts similar to Kenya e.g. middle income country, competitive business environment; vulnerable to natural disasters (experience in Kenya preferred);

· Proven experience in overseeing and leading transformation process,

· Proven experience in leading multi-disciplinary and multinational teams especially in response to a major disasters;

· Leading the review and reformulation of strategic plans;

· Solid understanding of financial and budget management, and of best practice programming (expertise by sector would be an asset);

· Proven abilities in decision-making and problem-solving including in emergency contexts;

· Experience in security management; and

· Flexibility and willingness to undertake local, regional and international travel.

· Desired:

· Extensive experience with USAID, DFID/UK Aid, EU DEVCO, ECHO (DIPECHO), UN and private sector partnerships and contracts

Technical skills:

· Required:

o Advance knowledge of Excel

o MS Word and Outlook

· Desired:

o Accounting packages such as SCALA, SUN or others.

o Accumulated level of self-sufficiency with computer network basics (i.e. modems, local area networks).

Language competency:

· Required:

o Fluent in English (speaking, reading and writing);

· Desired:

o Fluent oral and written communication in local language.

Key Competencies:

Critical: Visibly and consistently demonstrate high standards for CARE’s core values of Respect, Integrity, Commitment and Excellence.

· Demonstrated ability to work independently, team player, creativity, appreciation of efficiency, highly organized, ability to handle detail concurrent with strategic issues, and reverence of deadlines and time obligations,

· Demonstrate awareness and sensitivity to gender and diversity.

· Experience leading an organization through organizational change

· Have demonstrated experience, patience and the ability to work in diverse, cultural contexts in a culturally appropriate manner.

· Has a capacity to make accurate self-assessment particularly in high stress situations.

· Excellent communication skills, ability to work under stress, patience, multi-tasking and problem solving skills; and positive attitude.

Key Relationships / Contacts:

Internal CARE Canada:

Fellow operations staff (HQ and other COs) => Coordination of Activities amongst COs, review of IPIAs and contracts, sharing of analysis reports

Country offices staff => Sharing of reports, obligation charts

Internal CARE International:

CARE International => funding opportunities, donors plans, sharing of program reports, obligation charts, CO strategic and program plans

External:

Consultants and service providers => Development and clear communication of TORs, oversee work quality and timing, contractual obligations.
Living Conditions:

Location: Nairobi

Expected percentage of time traveling: Up to 30% of the times, to visit project sites, meet with staff and counterparts

How to apply:

How to apply please visit our careers page at www.care.or.ke

OR click on the link https://careinternationalinkenya1771152562.has-jobs.com/country-director-ref-cd-08-2018-nairobi/224803/0

Deadline: 14th September, 2018

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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

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

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

Kenya: Mid-term Evaluation Consultancy

Organization: Action Africa Help – International
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 10 Sep 2018

Type of Contract: Short Term consultancy

Duration of Consultancy: 20 days

Expected Start and End Date: 17Th September 2018

Deadline to submit final report: 15T**h** October 2018

Location: Naikara ward in Narok West Sub County

1. Background

1.1: AAH Kenya

Action Africa Help – Kenya (AAH-K) is a non-governmental organisation that addresses livelihood challenges in partnership with marginalised communities living in low income rural and urban settings, including the arid and semi-arid areas. AAH-K is an affiliate county program of Action Africa Help International (AAHI) which has been implementing humanitarian, recovery and livelihood programs in Eastern and Southern Africa, covering South Sudan, Uganda, Zambia, Somalia, Kenya, Ethiopia and Djibouti. AAHI has more than 20 years’ experience in implementing programs with the aim of supporting communities to sustainably and innovatively improve their well- being and standards of living within their respective contexts.

1.2: The Mara Community livelihood Improvement Project background

Although Narok County is among one of the richest counties in Kenya, were large scale wheat farming is practised in the high potential agricultural Zone and the world’s famous Masai Mara Game reserve occupies much of the county with 19 conservancies, Narok West Sub County, were this project is implemented is one of the poorest covering range lands with low agricultural potentials and pastoralism is the main source of livelihood. Narok West Sub County is divided into 4 wards: Mara, Naikarra, Siana and Ilmotiook.

AAH-K has been implementing a 3 years project funded by Bread for the World (BftW), Germany. The goal of the project is to contribute to sustainable improvement of the pastoral communities livelihoods through strengthening their social and economic activities in three project components:

a. Women and micro enterprise development: The project adopted the REFLECT literacy and business skills methodology in an effort to give the 300 women basic functional literacy for life skills, financial skills, family and livelihood skills. 20 women groups were selected and taken through the REFLECT Participatory methodology. The women groups have also been supported with business capital grants and exposed to business mentorship program that is still ongoing

b. Livestock production and markets: The project has been working with the cooperative established during the 2015/2016 project period, through strengthening the capacity of the cooperatives to provide relevant services to the members. 250 cooperative members have been trained and exposed to improved livestock production, fodder management and support services. Linkages with relevant sectors in the county for technical support to strengthen the cooperative activities have been established.

c. Youth economic empowerment: The project targeted 100 youth out of school. The youth have been impacted with the entrepreneurial skills to enable them utilize their talents as source of livelihood. The project is working with youths in primary schools to provide them with opportunity to gain business skills. 10 business teachers / club patrons were identified and trained to support enterprises in their respective schools.

2. Scope and purpose of the consultancy

The scope of this consultancy will be to assess the progress of the project implementation status towards the achievement of the project indicators hence the development goal. It should also inform the project on any programing adjustments that might be required to achieve the project desired goal.

The mid-term evaluation should provide information on and not limited to the extent to which the project indicators have been achieved, describe / outline the impacts realised so far per indicator, both positive and negative (intended and unintended), document lessons learnt etc. This will be based on the three project components as follows:

a. Social economic empowerment

Performance indicator: At least 10% of 300 women in Narok West report that they are involved in household decision making

b. Strengthening of pastoralist activities

Performance indicator: At least 20% of the pastoralist members in each cooperative have improved their income by 10 %

c. Promotion of entrepreneurial competency among the youth

Performance indicator: At least 50% of the 300 women and 100 youths have improve their income by 20%

3. Responsibilities

The consultant will be specifically responsible for:

· Designing of the detailed methodology and data collection tools/ templates for the mid-term evaluation

· Submitting methodology and tools / templates to AAH-K for review and final approval

· Conducting actual mid-term evaluation, data analysis, data presentation and reports

· Submitting draft and final reports to AAH-K

Download the complete TOR.

How to apply:

AAHI- Kenya invites any suited candidates with substantial experience to submit their application with the following:

a) Company profile

b) Technical proposal indicating the methodology and work plan

c) Updated CV(s)

d) Two recent mid-term evaluation reports

e) Indication of availability to undertake the assignment in the proposed time frame

f) Financial proposal for the assignment.

Applications should be sent to procurement@actionafricahelp.org by Monday, 10th September 2018 with the assignment title in the subject line of the email.

NB: Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.

AAH-K will evaluate the proposals and award the assignment based on technical and financial feasibility. AAH-K reserves the right to accept or reject any proposal received without giving reasons and is not bound to accept the lowest or the highest bidder.

Recruitment by Hashi Energy, Kenya (Various Vacancies)

We are the oldest locally-owned oil company in Kenya and have grown over the years to become a leading importer and exporter of refined petroleum products in East and Central Africa region. We currently have operations in Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, Zambia, Southern Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo.


Over the years, the company has invested heavily in acquisition and development of strategic Depots, LPG plants and Service Stations in the region.

We place great value in attracting and retaining the best talent at all levels, to ensure the continued success of the organization. As a result of continued growth and in order to position ourselves to be the leader in energy solutions for Africa, we wish to appoint qualified individuals into the following positions to be based in Uganda.

Receptionist

Job Summary: Ensure administrative tasks that support office functions are executed.

Key Responsibilities

·         Direct calls (outgoing/ incoming) to the relevant destination.

·         Provide product & company information to walk in customers.

·         Provide required assistance to customers / visitors.

·         Receive and dispatch mail.

·         Ensure proper housekeeping of the whole office (Internal & external)

·         Stores & Stationery management.

·         Manage all office filing efficiently.

Qualifications

·         Diploma from a recognized university/institution preferably in IT/Business Administration/Secretarial Studies/Public Relations.

·         Good interpersonal & Communication Skills

·         Customer care skills

Sales Representative (2)

Job Summary: Reporting to the LPG Manager, the successful candidates will be responsible for achieving and/or exceeding sales targets for the products within the assigned territory.

Key responsibilities

·         Increasing company sales through retailing of LPG products.

·         Negotiating agreement terms and closing sales.

·         Effective communication with retail customers & distributors.

·         Prospect, recruit and retain customers to grow market share

·         Collect account receivables to ensure compliance to credit policy

·         Conducting market research and propose innovations that impact on product line improvement to meet changing customer’s demands and needs.

·         Manage LPG shop attendants to achieve set targets.

Requirements:-

·         Degree from a recognized university preferably in Business Administration/Sales & Marketing.

·         Proper knowledge of Uganda

·         Knowledge of LPG products.

·         A valid driving permit.

·         Good interpersonal & Communication Skills

·         Networking Skills

·         Negotiating Skills

National Sales Manager

Job Summary: Reporting to the Country Manager, the successful candidate will be responsible for execution of the company’s sales and marketing strategy and growth of business volumes at agreed margins.

Key responsibilities

·         Prospect, recruit and retain customers to grow market share.

·         Manage speciality products sales and ensure approved targets are achieved.

·         Collect account receivables to ensure compliance to credit policy

·         Ensure excellent customer service to all our customers.

·         Manage sales & marketing staff by coaching, appraisal and identification of training needs.

·         Preparation of sales targets, monitoring and control departmental budgets.

·         Ensure compliance to statutory and company policies.

Requirements

·         Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university preferably in Business Administration/Sales & Marketing.

·         3 Years’ experience in sales and marketing, 2 years in management level within the oil or related industry.

·         Good interpersonal & Communication Skills

·         Excellent business acumen

·         Analytical skills

·         Networking Skills

·         Negotiating Skills

Operations Assistant

Job Summary: Reporting to the Country Manager, the successful candidate will be responsible for distribution, fleet management & depot management.

Key responsibilities

·         Coordinates loading of products through planning and scheduling of trucks for loading in accordance with demand requirement and product availability

·         Monitor and review effectiveness of operational systems and procedures

·         Ensure all our fleet is compliant to Revenue Authority requirements, UNBS and any other relevant authority.

·         Ensure proper Depot/Yard operations. Operating loss/gains to be maintained within approved tolerance.

·         Ensure company’s HSE policies are implemented and complied with in the Depot/Yard.

·         Ensures minimal downtime of Depots/Yard equipment.

·         Manage Depot/Yard staff by coaching, appraisal and identification of training needs.

Requirements:-

·         Bachelors’ Degree in Engineering or Accounting from a recognized university.

·         Fresh graduates are also encouraged to apply.

·         Good interpersonal & Communication Skills

·         Problem Solving Skills

·         Planning & Analytical skills

How to Apply

If you believe your experience, competencies and qualifications match the job and role specifications described; send your application and detailed CV(with details of at least 3 referees and indicating your current salary) to reach us on or before 4th September 2018 by email to:  hr@hashienergy.com

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Kenya: CONSULTANCY CALL FOR REVIEW OF LEGAL AND POLICY STATUS OF SOCIAL PROTECTION IN KENYA

Organization: Africa Platform for Social Protection
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 07 Sep 2018

1.0 Background.

The Africa Platform for Social Protection, with support from the Freidrich Ebert Stiftung Zambia Office is implementing a project on Rights Based Social Protection in Sub-Saharan Africa. The two organizations envision a continent where Social Protection is embedded in law and policies, therefore elevated into a right and not a token and subsequently fully protected. The project works with governments in Africa, grassroots groups, national organizations, regional and continental bodies in an effort to achieve this objective.

This project is anchored on UN basic human right statutes that the poorest people know their rights and have the ability to advocate/claim them given an enabling environment. The project also recognizes the need for human rights obligations to be enforced and implemented to promote the establishment of Social Protection systems that cushion children, Youth, women, men, persons with Disabilities and older persons against risks of impoverishment in situations of risks and vulnerability.

2.0 Scope of the Work.

APSP requires the services of a consultant to generate content for a legal advocacy policy brief. The policy brief will enhance awareness on existing social protection laws, as well as support advocacy messaging by civil society organizations. Specifically, the consultant will:

  1. Conduct a desk review and provide a summary of international and regional instruments on social protection.
  2. Identify the gaps in the Social Assistance Act of 2013.
  3. Provide a summary of the legal status of the three pillars of social protection, including Health Insurance (and on Social Security and Social Assistance.
  4. Provide an overview of other legislative processes on social assistance.
  5. Conduct a de-brief meeting on the findings of the review on the Social Assistance Act to APSP Management and Program technical team for validation
  6. Spearhead discussions on the bottlenecks for adoption/operationalization and implementation of social assistance law with various stakeholders, including government, parliament, partners, and civil society organizations.

3.0 Duration of the Contract

This work is expected to take place between 10th September 2018 – 25th September 2018.

4.0 Expected output.

The main output of this process is a detailed legal document on international, regional and domestic provisions on social protection in relation to Kenya. The document specifically addresses the need for a social assistance law to promote a rights based approach to social protection.

5.0 Qualifications of the Consultant.

  • Degree in Law with specialization in human rights law.
  • At least 5 years professional experience in drafting legal documents for legal and policy advocacy.
  • Familiarity with International, regional and domestic social protection instruments.
  • Experience in working with the social protection sector in Kenya.
  • Excellent writing, communication and presentation skills.
  • Vast experience in working with Civil Society Organizations
  • Knowledge in legal policy advocacy at national, regional or international level.

Interested parties are requested to submit a proposal containing both technical and financial aspects based on the specific tasks as outlined above to info@africapsp.org by the close of business 7th September 2018.

How to apply:

Interested parties are requested to submit a proposal containing both technical and financial aspects based on the specific tasks as outlined above to info@africapsp.org by the close of business 7th September 2018.