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Kenya: Fellowship Program Evaluation Consultant

Organization: Akili Dada
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 29 Jul 2018

TERMS OF REFERENCE
5 YEAR EVALUATION OF THE AKILI DADA FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

  1. Overview
    Akili Dada seeks the services of a qualified consultant or consultancy firm to carry out a 5-
    year evaluation of our fellowship program that targets young women in the social enterprise
    and social change sectors. Akili Dada Fellows are spread across the following East African
    countries: Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda.
    1.1 About Akili Dada
    Akili Dada is an international, award-winning leadership incubator cultivating transformative
    leadership in a generation of young African women. We apply a holistic
    approach to educating and cultivating leadership in adolescent girls and young
    women, ages 13 – 30, employing four key strategies to nurture growth and meaningful
    impact: financial investment, leadership development, and mentorship, and
    feminist movement building, advocacy.
    By selecting from and building the capacity of some of Africa’s most innovative young
    women, we are meeting the urgent need for more African women in leadership as
    well as the overarching need for creative and empathetic leadership that holds justice
    at its core.
    1.2 About the Fellowship Program
    Akili Dada’s fellowship program grows out of our belief that African women, especially
    those from underserved communities, are best positioned to design solutions to the
    challenges facing them. The overarching goal of the program is to build the capacity
    of some of the continent’s most innovative young women change makers to drive
    solutions to some of the biggest challenges facing African society.

    The program awards yearlong fellowships to young women leaders engaged in social
    change projects of their design. The program serves as an incubator providing
    financial, intellectual, mentoring, and networking resources to young women as they
    grow their projects to scale and sustainability.
    The program was created in direct response to the absence of African women among the
    ranks of those celebrated in existing social entrepreneurship incubators.
    Result Areas
    Program Goal: To equip underserved young women with leadership capabilities to
    challenge the status quo in the spaces that are critical to them
    Outcome 1: Young women from underserved backgrounds enhance their leadership
    skills and experience personal growth.
    Outcome 2: Increased number of successful Social Enterprises led by Young African
    Women driving change in the community.
    Outcome 3: Akili Dada recognized as a pipeline for young women social entrepreneurs.
    1.3 Purpose and Scope of the Evaluation
    The purpose of the evaluation is to assess the extent of achievement of results against
    the stated objectives and implementation approaches used as well as gain insights on
    the programs strengths and areas of improvement.

    Specific objectives of the evaluation
    a. To assess the progress made towards anticipated key project goals as per the
    project logical framework and any other unintended effects of the project and
    how the results may have been realized.
    b. To demonstrate how effective key project interventions approaches have been
    in achieving the fellowship program outcomes.
    c. To highlight lessons learned and provide specific, actionable and practical recommendations
    for future programming
    Scope and Criteria for the Evaluation
    The evaluation will focus on the 3 result areas of the project based on the project
    log-frame. The evaluation will put emphasis on the effectiveness of the intervention
    approaches in delivering anticipated results, impact realized and sustainability considerations.
    1.4 Evaluation Methodology and Timeframe
    The consultant shall provide guidance on appropriate methodologies to be employed.
    Akili Dada however proposes, an outcome harvesting approach incorporating both
    qualitative and quantitative methods. The assignment will take a maximum of 20 days
    with data collection anticipated to commence no later than August 2018.

    1.5 Deliverables of the Consultancy
    The consultant will work in conjunction with the Akili Dada Washa Program Lead with
    support from the Executive Director, Director of Branding, Communications and
    Impact, Director of Programs and other Akili Dada staff working on the project, to
    refine the conceptualization of the assignment, approve research tools, and validate
    re- search findings. The consultant is expected to undertake the following tasks:
    a. Review relevant project documents; including project proposal(s), log-frame,
    budget, reports and other relevant documents with the aim of developing a detailed
    methodology and tools. The methodology and data tools shall be reviewed
    and approved by Akili Dada and other stakeholders before data
    collection commences.
    b. Data collection, data cleaning, analysis and interpretation of the findings and
    drafting of the report.
    c. Develop and submit a 20-page limit first draft of the evaluation report
    following an agreed upon format.
    d. Discuss findings with Akili Dada staff and other relevant stakeholders at a
    validation workshop and incorporate feedback to generate the final report.
    e. Submit the final 20-page evaluation report to Akili Dada offices in Nairobi in 3
    hard copies and a soft copy via email. Any tools/templates used and final
    consolidated raw data should also be submitted together with the report.

    1.6 Evaluation Report Format
    The final reports should not exceed 20 pages excluding annexes of tools, list of research
    team among others.
    1.7 Expected Profile of the Consultant
    The consultant is expected to hold the following qualifications in order to be eligible
    for this assignment:
    • A Masters level degree in international development or related social science
    • At least 5 years of consultancy experience conducting evaluations/research in
    • Sound knowledge of major development issues, especially. Knowledge of the
    context in East Africa is an added advantage.
    • Sound knowledge and experience in social surveys and project evaluation
    methodologies with evidence of publications and reports on similar
    assignments.

How to apply:

All applicants should include all the following:
a. Cover letter – Brief explanation about interpretation of assignment, key
strategic staff that will be employed and an outline of the consultant profile
b. A technical proposal outlining the consultant’s interpretation of the terms of
reference, methodology to be applied and a detailed implementation plan.
c. A financial proposal with a detailed activity based budget and consultancy rates
d. Two copies of reports from previous work conducted by consultants from similar
assignments.
e. Resume and relevant references for consultants. Applications with non-returnable CVs and two samples of previous work related to this assignment
should be submitted on or before 29th July 2018 via email to
doris@akilidada.org & copy joy@akilidada.org

Kenya: Global Network Associate (Nairobi, Kenya)

Organization: Namati
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 20 Jul 2018

About the position

Together with 1500 grassroots justice organizations in our network, Namati is building a global movement for legal empowerment: one capable of innovating boldly, mobilizing millions, and collectively tackling the greatest justice challenges of our time. As we continue to scale, we’re searching for two Global Network Associates – one to be based in Nairobi, Kenya, and one in Washington, DC – who will join us and help welcome and empower every member of our global network. Please click here to learn more and apply for the Washington DC position.

Mission-aligned, detail-oriented, and exceptionally resourceful, the Global Network Associate (Nairobi, Kenya) holds a wide range of responsibilities, from helping members to navigate the network’s online platform, in-person learning events, and joint advocacy opportunities, to ensuring the smooth running of our virtual learning opportunities, including our webinars and resource library. The Associate helps us to serve our community’s day to day needs by keeping our member data updated and clean, and analyzing the data for evaluation purposes. Working closely with a remote team across multiple time zones, the Associate also provides critical logistical support for special initiatives and events.

Here’s what you might have tackled last week-

  • Hosted a webinar on how communities can use the law to address environmental harms. You helped international experts refine their presentations, promoted the event on social media, and managed the webinar’s live Q&A session. Next week you’ll interpret post-webinar survey results.
  • Booked flights and hotels for attendees headed to a high-profile event in Argentina, aimed at influencing the G20 to take up access to justice as a priority.
  • Sent out a network invitation to attendees of an access to justice and migration conference, and then helped these new members to complete the registration process and get acquainted with the discussion forum.
  • Read, summarized, and uploaded a new case study on a project drawing on paralegals to help reduce gender-based violence in Zimbabwe to our online resource database, which you then promoted on the network discussion forum as resource of the week.
  • Collated the results of a recent member survey, started organizing them into a compelling storyline, and created a few infographics to visualize key data points.
  • Conducted a phone interview with a grassroots justice organization in Vietnam for a member outreach and consultation initiative, then drafted a one-page profile of their work to be published on our website in an effort to raise the visibility of member organizations.
  • Hosted an informal network gathering of Kenyan members to elaborate on discussions initiated on online forum over lunch.

About you/must-haves for the position

  • A global outlook: You speak at least one non-English language proficiently, ideally French, Spanish, Portuguese, and/or Arabic. You are skilled and comfortable working and communicating with people from a variety of backgrounds and cultures.
  • Thorough and detail-oriented:** You’re hyper-organized and detail-oriented by nature and take pleasure in letting no ball drop as you deftly juggle multiple projects. You’re extremely thorough and follow through on complicated, multi-step processes, always nailing deadlines.
  • Technologically savvy: You are good at troubleshooting, and comfortable using a range of online tools and apps to get work done and to collaborate with a geographically dispersed team.
  • Proactive and resourceful: Although careful planning and execution define your work, you are positive and graceful when unexpected challenges arise. You quickly reorient and identify the best new course of action. You possess the personal initiative needed to improve processes without prompting, and you feel comfortable working independently and managing your own time.
  • Collaborative and service-oriented: You’re comfortable working as part of a remote team spanning multiple time zones that is committed to a work culture premised on transparency, trust, and fellowship among colleagues. You’re known as a team-player who brings an “all hands on deck” mindset to all projects — you’re happy to contribute however you can to advance Namati’s mission.
  • Growth-oriented: You’re always seeking to better yourself and your work, and you will push yourself to the peak of performance to help fulfill our mission. In service of that growth, you welcome and delight in feedback from supervisors, peers, and anyone else.

Nice to haves

  • Data orientation: You know your way around programs that can help you to manipulate quantitative data, whether it’s Microsoft Excel, web applications, Salesforce, or APIs.
  • An eye for clean, compelling design: You have a good design aesthetic and are picky about things like inconsistent spacing and formatting. You have experience with graphic or web design programs, e.g. Adobe products, or comparable web applications.

About Namati

Namati is dedicated to placing the power of law in the hands of people.

For billions of people around the world, the law is broken. It’s an abstraction — or worse, a threat — but not something we can use to exercise our basic rights.

Namati is building a global movement of grassroots advocates who empower people to understand, use, and shape the law. These “barefoot lawyers” form a dynamic, creative frontline that can squeeze justice out of even broken systems.

In the past four years, Namati and our partners have worked with over 65,000 clients to take on some of the greatest challenges of our times: protecting community lands, enforcing environmental law, and securing basic rights to healthcare and citizenship.

We track data on every case and use that information to advocate for systemic changes, like better policies for land governance in Liberia, environmental regulation in India, and healthcare delivery in Mozambique.

And we're joining forces for change. Namati convenes the Global Legal Empowerment Network — over 1500+ groups and 5,000+ individuals from 150 countries learning from one another and bringing justice to communities in every part of the world.

Our work has gained recognition. Namati and the Global Legal Empowerment Network were recognized with the prestigious Skoll Award in 2016. Honoring CEO Vivek Maru as a fellow, Ashoka called ours the “best law-for-all model we’ve seen.” We’ve been published and featured in the Guardian, the New York Times, and Forbes. And we’ve had some hefty supporters, including an advisory board with leaders like Amartya Sen, Mo Ibrahim, Fazle Abed, and Madeleine Albright.

As we move into our next phase, we’re growing our global team of passionate, results-oriented, big-hearted advocates, united by a common mission and a strong culture:

  • Our mission is our North Star. It’s why we all wake up every day. We pour our hearts into this work.
  • We’re innovators and changemakers. We are a young, energetic social enterprise and we know that our work is urgent. We believe in being nimble and doing what works.
  • Our work makes real, tangible, measurable progress in people’s lives. We take abstract concepts – rule of law and human rights – and make them concrete, helping people find solutions that improve their lives every day.
  • We walk our talk. Our movement is about legal empowerment and we bring this spirit of empowerment and collaboration to all our partnerships. We hold humility as a core value: we lead when necessary and follow when necessary.
  • We are a truly global organization. Our offices are located in Delhi, Freetown, Maputo, Nairobi, Washington DC, and Yangon, and our staff come from all corners of the world. We are united by our common mission.
  • We see our people as our most valuable resource. We bring on individuals of the highest caliber and character and we mentor, train, and support our staff.
  • We hold one another in the highest esteem. Our work relationships are built on deep abiding respect and love.

For more about what it’s like to work at Namati, please see our Cultural Principles.

Location

Nairobi, Kenya. You must already be legally eligible to work in Kenya to be considered for this position.

Please note that this position will be working from the Namati Kenya office with an entirely remote Global Network team.

Compensation

This is an entry level position, compensated commensurate with experience. Namati offers an excellent benefits package.

How to apply:

To apply

Please complete our online application form; you'll be asked to submit one writing sample (please no more than 5 pages). We prefer for all materials (CV, cover letter, writing sample) to be uploaded as one PDF.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, but candidates are strongly encouraged to apply before Friday, July 13th.

No phone calls please. Namati is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Kenya: Regional Impact and Planning Advisor

Organization: Amnesty International
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 02 Jul 2018

ABOUT THE ROLE

As a research-based campaigning organization, being able to understand when and how we can influence those in power and achieve human rights impact is essential. Our Global Strategy and Impact programme, who leads Amnesty's planning, monitoring, evaluating and learning work, is looking to recruit a role with a specific regional focus. You will provide strategic support to Amnesty's Africa regional offices to maximise their human rights impact. You will lead the development and assessment of regional strategies, ensure coherence with global impact analysis, and build a culture of learning and innovation to share with the whole Amnesty movement. This is an exciting new role to help push Amnesty's human rights agenda in Africa.

ABOUT YOU

With strong experience in strategy and theory of change development for social change and human rights impact, you must have first-hand experience of leading impact-oriented planning processes as well as developing monitoring and evaluation frameworks. You will be a strong facilitator – being able to bring together and work through a wide range of skills, experiences and areas of work – and be open to collaboration and testing new tactics and strategies to maximise human rights impact. You will need proven understanding of how social change happens, impartial political judgement, and strong strategic foresight. Excellent verbal and written communications skills in English and French.

ABOUT US

Amnesty International is a global movement of more than 7 million people who campaign for a world where human rights are enjoyed by all. We reach almost every country in the world and have:

  • more than 2 million members and supporters who drive forward our fight for rights
  • more than 5 million activists who strengthen our calls for justice

Our aim is simple: an end to human rights abuses. Independent, international and influential, we campaign for justice, fairness, freedom and truth wherever they're denied. And whether we're applying pressure through powerful research or direct lobbying, mass demonstrations or online campaigning, we're all inspired by hope for a better world. One where human rights are respected and protected by everyone, everywhere.

At Amnesty International, we are passionate about what we do and we are proud of our achievements as a movement. To compensate our employees for the critical work they do, we reward them through a combination of an attractive and sector competitive salary and benefits package, high levels of engagement and involvement, and a commitment to employee development.

Benefits include 37 days annual leave (inclusive of public holidays and grace days), pension scheme, employee assistance programme, life assurance and many more benefits designed to suit your own personal lifestyle. All of this, in a professional, engaging environment.

For further information on our benefits, please visit https://www.amnesty.org/en/careers/benefits/

WHAT WE HOPE YOU WILL DO NEXT

If you are talented, passionate about human rights and want to use your skills, knowledge and experience to change the world then we would encourage you to click 'Apply for this Role' below.

Freedom, Justice, Equality. Let's get to work.

How to apply:

Please follow this link to apply: http://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=em9lLmNvbGxpZXIuODU5NzMuMzgzMEBhbW5lc3R5LmFwbGl0cmFrLmNvbQ

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.

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.

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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:
 

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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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