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Kenya: Livelihoods Officer, Micro-Enterprise Development, VSLA and Value Chain Development

Organization: Danish Refugee Council
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 07 Apr 2018

ABOUT DRC
DRC began operating in Kenya in 2005 with assistance to refugees and displacement-affected communities via implementation of protection and livelihoods activities. DRC works in Dadaab and Kakuma refugee camps, as well as in Nairobi and Mombasa to assist urban-based refugees, and in Mandera County implementing a 3 year cross-border resilience programme. DRC is the lead agency in a consortium of 4 agencies implementing the project in Mandera County of Kenya, Dollo Ado Region of Ethiopia and Gedo Region of Somalia. The project began in December 2017, and DRC Kenya is recruiting a new team to implement key Livelihoods activities across Mandera County.

ABOUT THE JOB
DRC is looking for a qualified individual with experience in Livelihoods programming in Mandera, specifically responsible for activities in microenterprise development, VSLA training and implementation, a strong understanding of market systems, and a strong understanding of how to improve value chains. The project aims to link with cross-border markets in Dollo-Ado region of Ethiopia and Gedo region of Somalia, and to specifically target women and youth (male and female). Applications from qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged.

YOUR MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Programme Management, Development, Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Carry out participatory needs assessments and identify appropriate livelihood interventions to increase incomes and long-term resilience for the local community
  • Participate in periodic project review and planning meetings; and external meetings as often as requested by the Livelihoods Manager.
  • Ensure project staff adhere to CHS Principles in day to day project implementation; participate in CHS audits; support in implementing the M&E plan.
  • Assist in developing livelihoods concept notes and proposals.
  • Coordinate field reporting: prepare technical internal and external reports.
  • Coordination & Partnership
  • Support the consortium members and DRC Kenya Livelihoods Manager to ensure effective liaison with stake holders and relevant Government of Kenya departments, from the location to divisional levels, as needed.
  • Promote collaboration and synergy between DRC, DDG, BORESHA consortium members, EUTF Lot 1 partners, local authorities, local communities and other agency interventions.

Budget Management

  • Support the Livelihoods Manager to supervise budget expenditures, ensuring adherence to DRC financial procedures and donor requirements
  • Draft spending plans, procurement plans, and work plans based on activities and budgets.
  • Liaise closely with Finance colleagues in the management of the livelihood activity budgets.

Staff Management

  • Hold regular meetings with staff to plan and address any concerns and share feedback
  • Monitor and provide objective feedback related to staff performance, including completing staff performance evaluations to promote growth and professional development

ABOUT YOU

  • Fluency in Somali is essential.
  • Must have a degree in Agribusiness Management, Agricultural Economics, Entrepreneurship, Business Administration, or other livelihoods related disciplines;
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience setting up and implementing livelihoods or income generating projects preferably with an NGO. Experience in Mandera County is strongly preferred.
  • Proven understanding of microenterprise / small business development including Start and Improve Your Business (SIYB) approach (ILO), VSLA / Groups Savings and Loan approaches.
  • Skills or training in basic book keeping or financial literacy is desirable
  • Prior experience working with local governments and stakeholders in implementation of projects, including hands-on community mobilization skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team; well organized, and able to prioritize multiple tasks.
  • Working knowledge of MS Office and other relevant computer applications,
  • Able to adapt to changing program priorities and emergency priorities that may arise. Good planning and organizational skills coupled with problem solving capabilities.
  • Strong self-starter, able to take the initiative and pro-active in identifying gaps and solutions to respond to needs.

DRC CORE COMPETENCIES
In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’ five core competencies:

  • Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process.
  • Collaborating: You involve relevant parties and encourage feedback.
  • Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.
  • Communicating: You listen and speak effectively and honestly.
  • Demonstrating integrity: You act in line with our vision and values

POSITION DESCRIPTION
Location : Mandera
Contract Duration: 12 months
Reports to: Livelihoods Manager, Mandera

General
Commitments:
DRC has a Humanitarian Accountability Framework, outlining its global accountability committments. All staff are required to contribute to the achievement of this framework (http://www.drc.dk/HAF.4265.0.html)

POSTING DETAILS:
Due to security reasons DRC can only accept applications from qualified candidates who are able to travel freely around key project sites in Mandera County. This position is a national, localized position based in Mandera Town with frequent travel. Mandera lies at Safety Level System 3 in the DRC Kenya security system. Accommodation is not provided by DRC and this position does not attract Rest and Relaxation (R&R).

How to apply:

APPLICATION PROCESS
Qualified candidates are invited to submit their applications which should include a 1-page cover letter clearly stating their motivation and qualifications and a CV. Applications should include contact details of three professional referees who have supervised the candidate in the last five years. One referee must be the applicant’s most recent manager. Only applications that address the stipulated duties and meet the required qualifications will be considered.

We only accept applications sent via our online-application form on www.drc.ngo under Vacancies. Applications should be sent no later than: 7th April, 2018

If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please contact job@drc.dk

Danish Refugee Council does not charge any kind of fee at any stage of the recruitment process nor does it use recruitment agents.

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Innovations for Poverty Action Driver URGENT Job in Busia

Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA)
 

Vacant Position: Driver – Field Office
 

Reporting To: Administrative Assistant
 

Start Date: 2nd January, 2018

Location: Busia
 

Duration: 1 Year
 

Deadline to Apply: 20th December, 2017
 

Eligibility: Position open to local Kenyan hires only

About Innovations for Poverty Action: Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) is an international non-profit research organization dedicated to discovering and promoting effective solutions to global poverty problems. 

IPA works in partnership with development partners and academic researchers to create and evaluate approaches potential solutions to poverty problems using randomized evaluations in the fields of health, education, microfinance, governance and agriculture. 

We also mobilize and support these decision makers to use these solutions to build better programs and policies at scale.
 

About the Role: The Driver under the supervision of the Administrative Assistant and within the limits of Innovations for Poverty Action-Kenya policies and procedures, provide logistical support to program and administrative teams ensuring smooth and efficient operations. 

Below is a list of some of the general duties and responsibilities of the driver to be carried out as needed according to the determination of the supervisor.
 

Duties and Responsibilities.

  • To Drive the IPA-K vehicle in accordance with laid out procedures and guidelines.
  • Ensure that the IPA-K vehicle is used for pre-approved purposes.
  • Oversee the fueling of the IPA-K vehicle and ensure that fuel cards (if applicable) are replenished on a timely basis.
  • Report any matter related to the maintenance of the vehicle including regular services and insurances renewal.
  • Ensure cleanliness of the vehicles is maintained at all times.
  • Adhere to Traffics rules and regulations of the roads.
  • Ensure vehicle log/mileage sheets are completed accurately and on a timely basis and are verified on a regular basis.
  • Ensure safe custody of the vehicle while on duty and ensure they are all parked at the end of the day at the designated IPA-K parking.
  • Respond to any other duties as may be legally requested by the supervisor under the IPA HR manual.

Required Qualifications

  • Minimum KCSE qualifications or its equivalent
  • A valid and clean Kenyan Driving license class BCE
  • A certificate of good conduct
  • Certificate in defensive driving
  • At least 5 years’ driving experience, accident-free and knowledgeable of most regions in Kenya.
  • Age-Between 30-40 years.

Application Process

Please do not apply if unavailable immediately.


Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by the Driver-Field Office Kenya. The statements are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all possible duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Management reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet organizational needs as necessary. Please note that IPA will never request any form of payment from an applicant.

Watervale Investments Operations Manager

Watervale Investments

Job Vacancy: Operations Manager
 

About Watervale Investments: Watervale Investments is a young and quickly-growing company serving Kenya’s furniture industry. 

Backed by European and American investment, our mission is to make quality furniture more available and affordable to millions of Kenyans. 

 

We believe in being a fair and honest employer and providing our employees with opportunity based on performance and merit.
 

About the Position: Our company has quickly grown from its founding in 2014 to serving hundreds of furniture material retailers across Kenya.  

The Operations Manager is a new position which will oversee the company’s core warehousing, logistics, quality assurance and planning functions.  

The position is critical to ensuring that operations within the company are running smoothly as we grow.  

The ideal candidate will be a strong multi-tasker, able to work well under pressure and on tight timelines, and an experienced manager eager to support the development of their team.
 

Responsibilities:

  • Ensure that communication between departments is ongoing and utilised to maintain an environment of continuous improvement.
  • Manage a team of employees and ensure that they are working in a safe and happy environment.
  • Work with the team and management to ensure that the vision of the company is being implemented
  • Manages the stock control, and checks that inventory records are accurate.
  • Ensure the company is up to date when it comes to regulatory; we are in compliance with all government regulations. This includes audits, county licenses, fire & safety, NEMA.
  • Coordinate and monitor the work of various departments involved in production, warehousing, pricing and distribution of goods.
  • Responsible for ensuring that all goods that leave the warehouse are of good quality and meet customer expectations.
  • Acting as a liaison to senior management and directors to keep them up to date with operations matters.
  • Capacity planning. Plan for future expansion of company. Taking into considerations the expansion and how the company can adapt current policies and procedures to accommodate any future plans
  • Coordinating with procurement and suppliers to ensure all goods that are needed in the warehouse are available and are being procured at best possible prices.

Qualifications
 

At Watervale Investments, we seek new team members who are first and foremost eager to learn and grow in their roles. 

We put less of an emphasis on formal qualifications and look carefully at candidates’ abilities, experience and character. 

Any candidate who feels they can undertake the responsibilities above to a high standard is welcome to apply. 

Candidates should demonstrate the following in their application materials:

  • Preference for someone who has worked in operations/warehousing in a manufacturing company
  • At least 3 years management experience managing a team of at least 10 individuals.
  • Experience working with/around quality control.
  • Eagerness to join a young, quickly-growing organization and team
  • Understanding of Stock Management Systems;
  • Ability to manage time and workload effectively.
  • Excellent communication skills; both written and verbal
  • Experience in negotiating and working with suppliers.
  • Ability to work in a team environment and motivate others.
  • Keen attention to detail. 
  • Out of the box thinker.
  • Multi-tasker who can think on their feet and work under pressure.

Competitive salary for management position, participation in a private pension scheme, opportunity for advancement and coaching by the company’s senior management.

How to Apply

Kenya: Regional Researcher – South Sudan

Organization: Amnesty International
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 05 Jan 2018

The mobile revolution. Geopolitical power shifts. A radically altered global economy. The world is changing, and so is the way that people fight for their rights. In order to be effective, Amnesty International's (AI) International Secretariat needs to change how we work. That's why we have opened an East Africa Regional Office in Kenya. And why we need your field research expertise with us on the ground.

ABOUT THE ROLE

As a research-based campaigning organization, investigating and documenting human rights issues is fundamental to our advocacy and lobbying work. Our South Sudan Researcher will take the lead in initiating research and action for change on human rights issues from the East Africa regional office by providing regional and thematic expertise, excellent research skills and sound political judgement. An action oriented approach to your work is essential. You will be required to conduct and co-ordinate research activities, monitor, investigate and analyse political, legal and social developments and human rights conditions, give authoritative advice on these areas and prepare human rights action materials.

ABOUT YOU

With experience of working on human rights issues, you must have first-hand in-depth knowledge and experience of South Sudan and an understanding and awareness of the cultures of the East Africa Region. You'll have a background in activism, academia, law or journalism with the ability to identify and thoroughly investigate those issues and ensure our voice has authority. With your extensive experience of working from the region you will have a strong network and rich experience of undertaking this kind of sensitive work in the field. A natural collaborator you will need proven research and influential communication skills including excellent writing skills, impartial political judgement, coupled with strong strategic thought. Fluency in English is essential, fluency in one of the main languages spoken in South Sudan would be an added advantage.

How to apply:

Please follow this link to apply: http://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=aGVucmlldHRhLnlhbmtzb24uMDU3MjQuMzgzMEBhbW5lc3R5LmFwbGl0cmFrLmNvbQ

Innovations for Poverty Action Research Associate (PAD Project)

Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA)

Job Title: Research Associate – PAD Project

Reporting To:

Research Coordinator
 

Deadline to Apply: Reviewed on rolling basis
 

Start Date: 1st February, 2018
 

Location: Busia and/or Nairobi
 

Duration: One (1) year
 

 

Eligibility: Position open to all nationalities; Kenyan nationals and East African citizens strongly encouraged apply
 

About Innovations for Poverty Action: Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) is an international nonprofit research organization dedicated to discovering and promoting effective solutions to global poverty problems. 

IPA works in partnership with development partners and academic researchers to create and evaluate approaches and potential solutions to poverty problems using randomized evaluations in the fields of health, education, microfinance, governance and agriculture. We also mobilize and support these decision makers to use these solutions to build better programs and policies at scale.
 

About the Project: Precision Agriculture for Development (PAD) is a US-based non-profit organization with a mission to support smallholder farmers in developing countries by providing customized information and services that increase productivity, profitability, and environmental sustainability.

PAD is working on a new model for agricultural extension: delivering farmers personalized agricultural advice via their mobile phones. 

PAD implements this model in collaboration with partner organizations and gathers evidence on its impact. PAD aims to improve the lives of 100 million farmers in developing countries with its services.
 

In Kenya, PAD has partnered with IPA to implement a research project in Western Kenya aiming at delivering localized agricultural information (including, but not limited to, fertilizer, lime, pest management and other recommendations) to farmers.
 

About the position: The Research Associate under the general supervision of the Research Coordinator and within the limits of Innovations for Poverty Action-Kenya (IPAK) policies and procedures coordinates the facilitation of field activities, data support for the project, and functions within IPAK. 

Below is a list of some of the general duties and responsibilities of the Research Associate, to be carried out as needed according to the determination of the Research Coordinator.
 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist with overall project management, monitoring and implementation.
  • Track progress of project activities and regularly inform Research Coordinator of progress.
  • Coordinate field logistics, including the implementation of phone and in-person surveys with large samples of respondents.
  • Manage, support and train a team of field staff.
  • Implement systems to manage, clean, and analyze data related to project activities.
  • Ensure smooth and timely data flow between various project activities.
  • Assist with survey programming (e.g. SurveyCTO).
  • Monitor indicators of staff performance (especially productivity and back-check verifications).
  • Implement research protocols to ensure quality of all data collection activities.
  • Prepare summary statistics and other analyses related to project outcomes.
  • Keep track of project expenses and prepare financial reports.
  • Work closely with PAD Kenya country office team and Principal Investigators.

Qualifications and Experience:
 

Required

  • Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Psychology, Statistics, Political Science, Computer Science or a related field.
  • Proficiency in STATA, Excel, and ODK or SurveyCTO.
  • Strong proven quantitative skills and enjoy working with data.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English.
  • Excellent management, critical thinking and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work under time pressure and solve problems in field.
  • Excellent organizational skills, detail-oriented with ability to work both independently and in groups and to be supervised remotely.
  • Flexible, self-motivating, able to manage multiple tasks efficiently, and team player.

Desired

  • Proficiency in R, SAS or Python.
  • Experience with spatial analysis and GIS.
  • Experience working on agricultural issues in developing countries (particularly sub-Saharan Africa).
  • Swahili language skills.
  • Knowledge of statistics.
  • Familiarity with randomized controlled trials.

How to Apply


Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by the Research Associate-PAD Project. The statements are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all possible duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Management reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet organizational needs as necessary. Please note that IPA will never request any form of payment from an applicant.

IPA Research Associate (AHME Project) Job in Nairobi, Kenya

Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA)

Job Vacancy: Research Associate – AHME Project

Reporting To:

Research Manager
 

Start Date: 1st December 2017
 

Location: Nairobi
 

Duration: One Year
 

 

Deadline to Apply: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis
 

Eligibility: Position open to local Kenyan hires only
 

About Innovations for Poverty Action: Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) is an international non-profit research organization dedicated to discovering and promoting effective solutions to global poverty problems. 

IPA works in partnership with development partners and academic researchers to create and evaluate approaches potential solutions to poverty problems using randomized evaluations in the fields of health, education, microfinance, governance and agriculture. 

We also mobilize and support these decision makers to use these solutions to build better programs and policies at scale.
 

About the Project: The AHME Impact Evaluation is an external evaluation of the African Health Markets for Equity (AHME) initiative. 

The goal of the impact evaluation is to rigorously evaluate the extent to which transforming the business model of franchised providers and expanding access to demand side financing generates effective coverage of priority health technologies and interventions amongst the poor.

The AHME Qualitative Evaluation aims to understand how AHME impacts provider and client attitudes towards quality of care, options for care, and health seeking, as well as to document provider and client experiences with the AHME interventions.
 

About the Position: The Research Associate under the general supervision of the Research Manager and within the limits of Innovations for Poverty Action-Kenya policies and procedures coordinates the facilitation of field activities and functions within IPAK. 

Below is a list of some of the general duties and responsibilities of the Research Associate, to be carried out as needed according to the determination of the Research Manager.
 

Duties and Responsibilities:
 

Training

  • Lead the in-depth training for the field staff on all aspects of data collection including:
  1. preparing for and scheduling interviews
  2. field logistics (incentives, transport, tracking of respondents, airtime tracking)
  3. distribution and tracking of work
  4. documentation and storage of files
  5. demographic information entry
  6. reporting structure

Field Management

  • Plan and administer pre-testing of the survey instrument and qualitative work in the field
  • Manage large field team, including development of effective reporting channels
  • Supervise timely implementation of developed field plan and that it is conducted within budget
  • Closely monitor team day-to-day in the field and oversee problem-solving efforts
  • Develop data quality measures (i.e.- back-checks, sit-ins with the field staff) and manage any arising issues in the quality of data, field manager and enumerator/interviewer performance
  • Help resolve any data-related discrepancies
  • Ensure adherence to data quality protocols, including overseeing field teams, monitoring data collection, conducting data quality audits, and ensuring data security

Ethical Review Boards

  • Assist with coordination of amendment and renewal submissions for Research Permits and IRB applications
  • Follow-up with appropriate people on submissions
  • Keep up-to-date record of all approval letters

Design and Outreach

  • Develop and maintain close relationships with partners
  • Help develop and revise study materials for local context
  • Help design and edit the survey instrument in collaboration with the PI feedback
  • For CAI, program the survey into appropriate computer software and participate in bench-testing the survey and the data flows.

HR and Logistical Prep Work

  • Manage day-to-day expenditures and maintain timely communication with appropriate IPA staff on budget management and in-country finances
  • Obtain any introduction and permission letters needed for fieldwork
  • Recruitment and hiring for project fieldwork lead position
  1. Short-list of candidates to be interviewed
  2. Interview candidates and suggest top candidate(s) for hire
  • Oversee the drafting of contracts and payroll for the field staff over their period of hire
  • Supervise and finalize all DSA payments being requested for any field staff that are working away from their work station.
  • Supervise field staff activities, report field staff hours and any other necessary information to IPA HR for payment
  • Promptly report any performance or other HR issues to the IPA and UCSF teams
  • Supervise the procurement process of all project-related purchases and ensure procurement is in compliance with the budgetary requirements.
  • Request for Imprest and promptly make returns to the financial department

Reports and Meetings

  • Assist in consolidation and cleaning of the raw data received from the field
  • Ensure timely exchange of data and information between IPA and partners including participating in key stakeholders and presenting research findings
  • Help write and prepare reports for presentation to partners
  • Write IPA field reports
  • Attend all conference calls during fieldwork preparation, conducting and analysis/reporting
  • Make arrangements for and help lead meetings with country partners for dissemination of results
  • Write and disseminate financial reports to PIs and partners
  • Create financial tracking systems to be reviewed internally

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Preferred to have a Master’s degree in public health, social sciences, public policy, or related fields.
  • Two to four years of research experience; experience in the fields of health care/heath systems strengthening strongly preferred
  • Prior work experience conducting field research in developing contexts
  • Excellent management and organizational skills along with strong quantitative skills
  • Knowledge of Stata (strongly preferred), SAS, or other data analysis software
  • Familiarity with randomized controlled trials
  • Demonstrated ability to manage large enumerator teams and survey operations at various levels (programming and data flow, financial budgeting and reporting, human resources and team building)
  • Flexible, self-motivating, able to manage multiple tasks efficiently, and team player
  • Demonstrated ability to manage high-level relationships with partner organizations and policy makers
  • Strong communication skills with fluency in English

How to Apply

Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by the Research Associate- AHME Project. The statements are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all possible duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Management reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet organizational needs as necessary. Please note that IPA will never request any form of payment from an applicant.

Finance & HR Manager Job Re-Advertisement

Job Re-Advertisement: Finance & HR Manager (heavier Finance responsibilities)
 

This is a re-advertisement. 

Anyone who had applied previously need NOT apply. 

This is 1 not 2 positions
 

The salary for this role is no more than KShs.130,000 and will be negotiable based on fit, skills, experience and qualifications. 

 

Successful candidates may therefore end up with an offer of KShs.130,000 or less than KShs. 130,000 based on fit, skills, experience and qualifications.

Our client’s vision is for every Kenyan to have a comfortable and dignified space to sit, sleep and socialize.

Their approach is to unlock the potential of small-scale furniture entrepreneurs at the center of Kenya’s furniture industry. 

The company is a young and quickly-growing company serving Kenya’s furniture industry. 

Backed by European and American investment, their mission is to make quality furniture more available and affordable to millions of Kenyans.
 

About the Position: They are seeking a Finance & HR Manager a new position to oversee the company’s core accounting and human resource functions, adapting them to meet the needs of a growing enterprise. 

This role is ideal for an up and coming manager with an accounting background eager to develop their career as a key part of a growing team. 

The Finance and HR Manager will have a keen eye for detail and a passion for building and running strong systems that will underpin the organization’s success. 

They will be a practical decision-maker, able to prioritize resources to effectively advance company goals. 

This person will also be eager to manage a growing team, supporting the professional development of its members.
 

Responsibilities:
 

Lead key accounting and finance functions

  • Build upon existing systems, processes and policies to ensure key administrative functions run smoothly and on a strong foundation
  • Ensure adequate controls are in place to support judicious use of company resources
  • Manage short-term cash flows, ensuring timely payments to suppliers and receipts from customers and balancing inflows and outflows
  • Oversee and verify key reconciliations to ensure accuracy of financial data
  • Ensure timely financial data and reports are available to support senior management decision making

Lead key human resource functions

  • Ensure a clear recruiting process is in place and that hiring managers receive support in sourcing and shortlisting candidates for new roles
  • Set up new employees for success through comprehensive training and on-boarding
  • Develop and support company-wide performance management processes
  • Ensure proper HR compliance and recordkeeping

Develop and lead a high performing finance and HR team

  • Invest in coaching and development of your team, taking advantage of opportunities to grow team members’ responsibilities and keep pace with company growth
  • Maintain a high-performance culture, rewarding outstanding accomplishment
  • Hire and coach new talent into the finance & HR teams in line with the company’s expansion strategy

About you

  • You are a strong leader, and you have at least 3 years’ experience managing individuals in finance, accounting, HR and/or admin roles. You have a proven track record of motivating and developing your direct reports.
  • You have at least 3 years’ experience in a finance role, including deep professional knowledge of finance and accounting, including issues of compliance and control
  • You have significant exposure to HR administration and a working knowledge of labor regulations
  • You are highly organized and attentive to detail, and have a passion for bringing order through systems and processes
  • You have an entrepreneurial streak and have drawn energy from working in a young company, start-up environment or other environment of rapid growth and change. You enjoy working on multiple diverse projects and tasks simultaneously.
  • You thrive when you are able to take initiative, you are considered very self-managing and do best in an environment where you are given high-level goals and take initiative to achieve them.
  • You are confident in your own ability to perform and inspire others to perform, and you are eager to take on responsibility for a key team within our company. You find the prospect of being rewarded according to your ability to grow a team extremely motivating.
  • You possess a strong analytical toolkit, and you frequently apply quantitative analysis to decision-making.

How to Apply
 

Please note you are required to attach your resume in Microsoft Word® formatting. 

Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until the right candidate is identified. 

Only qualified candidates will be invited for assessments & interviews

Christian Aid Inclusive Markets Development Jobs in Kenya

Christian Aid is a humanitarian and development organisation that insists the world can and must be swiftly changed to one where everyone can live a full life, free from poverty by tackling the root causes of poverty. 

In Kenya, Christian Aid works on improving access to essential services, inclusive market systems development, and climate change resilience.

Job Vacancy: Inclusive Markets Development Project Officer
 

 

About Role: The Inclusive Markets Development Project Officer role is responsible for contributing to the development of Christian Aid policy, strategy, interventions, operational research and communication that make market systems across key value chains inclusive of small holder producers. 

The role entails delivering the following key results:

  • Inclusive markets systems analysis and design of interventions that address key bottlenecks in ways that benefit poor and marginalised communities.
  • Effective project management in liaison with partners ensuring quality control, accountability and compliance within the framework of Christian Aid policies and procedures
  • Evidence-based adaptation and documentation of the respective projects strategies and impact with successful representation of Christian Aid and the projects’ best interests to relevant stakeholders

About you: You exhibit an entrepreneurial mindset, are proactive and able to work with minimal supervision to deliver quality and excellence in related results outlined above. 

You will have experience in inclusive markets development, enterprise development or business development services.
 

With line management from the Program Manager, you will model and promote in your role, the three key desired behaviours-self-leadership, teamwork and decisiveness. 

You will work with the wider team being accountable for your actions, recommendations and decisions in the context of Christian Aid’s vision of ending poverty. 

You will also demonstrate adaptive programming with ability to translate thinking and decisions into results in a timely manner.


How to Apply
 

The Inclusive Markets Development Project Officer role profile details, Specific duties and responsibilities as well as desired requirements are available at:

Express your interest to this post by applying through Christian Aid’s online recruitment system by 31st October 2017.

IPA Associate Field Manager Job in Nairobi Kenya

Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA)

Position: Associate Field Manager – Evaluation of Low Cost Schools Project.

Reporting To:

Field Manager
 

Start Date: 16th October, 2017
 

Location: Nairobi with frequent travel to other Counties
 

Duration: 2 Months

Eligibility: Position open to local Kenyan hires only
 

 

About Innovations for Poverty Action: Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) is an international non-profit research organization dedicated to discovering and promoting effective solutions to global poverty problems. 

IPA works in partnership with development partners and academic researchers to create and evaluate approaches potential solutions to poverty problems using randomized evaluations in the fields of health, education, microfinance, governance and agriculture. 

We also mobilize and support these decision makers to use these solutions to build better programs and policies at scale.
 

About the Project: Evaluation of Low Cost Schools Project will compare learning outcomes in low cost private schools relative to other available options in the vicinity. 

There is tremendous growth and innovation in the low cost private school market and this project aims to use a randomized controlled trial to better understand the effectiveness of such schools relative to public school options. 

The Principal Investigators for this project are Anthony Keats (Wesleyan University), Michael Kremer (Harvard University) Isaac Mbiti (University of Virginia) and Owen Ozier (World Bank).
 

About the Position: The Associate Field Manager under the general supervision of the Field Manager and within the limits of Innovations for Poverty Action-Kenya policies and procedures, coordinates the facilitation of field and office activities and functions within IPAK. 

Below is a list of some of the general duties and responsibilities of the Associate Field Manager, to be carried out as needed according to the determination of the Field Manager.
 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with the Field Managers to develop work schedules before any field activities begins while ensuring teams are well prepared.
  • Train and manage the field teams that conduct the Bridge surveys and test assessments and doing sit-ins and spot checks during field work to ensure proper implementation.
  • Oversee and monitor the process of inviting respondents to the test centres and home visit follow-ups ensuring compliance with protocols.
  • Coordinate timely collection of quality data by overseeing teams collecting parent and pupil surveys, pupil assessments and other scheduled activities ensuring study protocol are met.
  • Do frequent and random spot checks in the field to monitor Senior Field Officers and Field Officers, allocating duties and providing daily field updates and feedback to the Field Manager.
  • Develop a feedback program for field activities to the Field Manager and help keep a project log.
  • Directly supervise a team of 5-10 Senior Field Officers and 20-30 Field Officers in the office/field, managing their work, and ensuring IPA survey protocols are adhered to.
  • Support the project in ensuring all required approvals are acquired on time.
  • Ensure safe custody of all project equipment and supplies and maintain accurate and up to date inventory for project items reporting directly to the Field Manager.
  • Supervise allocation of respondent gifts to Senior Field Officers and Field offices and ensure accountability for the same.
  • Communicate regularly with management team submitting weekly update reports.
  • Other duties related to project implementation and administrative tasks as needed.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • College diploma or university degree in Social Sciences, Education, Economics, Statistics or equivalent qualifications.
  • Excellent Oral and written communication in English and Swahili.
  • Previous experience working with caregivers and children with the ability to handle and speak with people from diverse cultural back grounds.
  • At least one year of field management experience for degree holders and 2 years for diploma holders. Extensive experience supervising, designing and implementing data collection and/or field work activities, and managing teams of enumerators is preferred.
  • Experience with data collection using both paper surveys and CAI.
  • Well organized, detail-oriented, able to prioritize, and manage multiple tasks simultaneously with minimal supervision.
  • Advanced user of Microsoft Office suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint). Knowledge in STATA and Survey CTO programming will be an added advantage.
  • Ability to work independently and as a part of the team with good interpersonal skills.
  • Flexibility in travelling and work assignments.

How to Apply

Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by the Associate Field Manager- Evaluation of Low Cost Schools Project. The statements are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all possible duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Management reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet organizational needs as necessary. Please note that IPA will never request any form of payment from an applicant.

Innovations for Poverty Action Data Field Manager Job in Nairobi Kenya

Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA)

Job Vacancy: Data Field Manager – Evaluation of Low Cost Schools Project

Reporting To:

Research Associate
 

Start Date: 16th October, 2017
 

Location: Nairobi
 

Duration: 2 Months
 

Deadline to Apply: 8th October, 2017
 

Eligibility: Position open to local Kenyan hires only
 

About Innovations for Poverty Action: Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) is an international non-profit research organization dedicated to discovering and promoting effective solutions to global poverty problems. 

IPA works in partnership with development partners and academic researchers to create and evaluate approaches potential solutions to poverty problems using randomized evaluations in the fields of health, education, microfinance, governance and agriculture. 

We also mobilize and support these decision makers to use these solutions to build better programs and policies at scale.
 

About the Project: Evaluation of Low Cost Schools project will compare learning outcomes in low cost private schools relative to other available options in the vicinity. 

There is tremendous growth and innovation in the low cost private school market and this project aims to use a randomized controlled trial to better understand the effectiveness of such schools relative to public school options. 

The Principal Investigators for this project are Anthony Keats (Wesleyan University), Michael Kremer (Harvard University) Isaac Mbiti (University of Virginia) and Owen Ozier (World Bank).
 

About the Position: The Data Field Manager under the general supervision of the Research Associate and within the limits of Innovations for Poverty Action-Kenya policies and procedures, coordinates the facilitation of field and office activities and functions within IPAK. 

Below is a list of some of the general duties and responsibilities of the Data Field Manager, to be carried out as needed according to the determination of the Research Associate.
 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Based in Nairobi, the Data Field Manager’s main roles will be data management and data quality control for the project’s endline data collection activities that will be ongoing countrywide.
  • Data flow management including downloading and organizing incoming field data collected through computer assisted surveying.
  • Support in data cleaning of data including high frequency checks mostly using STATA program.
  • Overseeing the scanning and digitization of large quantities of paper-based assessments and answer sheets ensuring data quality using data checks.
  • Consistent communication with field-based managers to provide general technical guidance and troubleshoot technical data challenges
  • Supervise and work closely with Associate Field Manager who will be supervising the phone call and test booking teams from the Nairobi office as well as the scanning team based in Busia.
  • Work closely with other Field Managers and Associate Field Managers on data cleaning as well coordinating back-checks.
  • Participating in general procurement and logistics for the project and liaising with the operations department as necessary
  • Financial management which includes working with IPAK financial staff to keep detailed accounts of all project activities and to monitor project expenses.
  • Assisting the RA in planning field activities and ensuring the activities are executed within planned timelines and updating the RA on the general progress of project activities.
  • Public relations which includes building and maintaining relationships with county administrators and community officials as well as representing the project and IPA-K at conferences and stakeholder meetings in coordination with the RA.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • University degree in Statistics, Economics, M&E or equivalent qualifications.
  • At least two years of data management experience with good skills in design of questionnaires and data cleaning processes.
  • Extensive experience designing and implementing data collection tools and managing teams of enumerators is required.
  • Advanced use of STATA and Survey CTO questionnaire programming.
  • Well organized, detail-oriented, able to prioritize, and manage multiple tasks simultaneously with minimal supervision. Ability to work independently and as a part of the team with good interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent Oral and written communication in English and Swahili.
  • Flexibility in travelling and work assignments.

How to Apply

Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by the Data Field Manager- Evaluation of Low Cost Schools Project. The statements are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all possible duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Management reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet organizational needs as necessary. Please note that IPA will never request any form of payment from an applicant.