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Kenya: Consultancy Services for Design Thinking and Human-Centered Design

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

TERMS OF REFERENCE: CONSULTANCY SERVICES FOR DESIGN THINKING AND HUMAN-CENTERED DESIGN

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

Project: DEPP – Disasters and Emergencies Preparedness Program

Position Type: Short-Term Consultancy

Study/Assessment Topic: Consultancy Services for Design Thinking and Human-Centered Design

Position Location: Nairobi, Kenya with travel to Marsabit and Garissa Counties

Duration: One (1) Month

Reporting To: Project Director – DEPP Lab

Working With: The Innovations Lead

Starting Date: Immediately

Application Deadline: 17th July, 2018

Vacancy Contact: Please send applications to consultancy@adesoafrica.org – Adeso will only respond to short-listed applicants.

ORGANIZATIONAL BACKGROUND

Adeso is an expanding and vibrant African based international development and humanitarian organization. At Adeso, we work with African communities who are yet to realize their full potential; working inside these communities to create environments in which Africans can thrive. Our belief that economic, social and environmental security is the bedrock of a healthy community drives the nature and intent of our programming. We work to prevent and overcome situations that adversely affect community well-being by: reinvigorating the economy, developing skills for life and work, providing humanitarian aid, and influencing policy.

For the past 20 years we have strengthened rural livelihoods through environmental awareness, training, technology transfer and innovative humanitarian projects in pursuit of a peaceful, self-reliant, and greener future.

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

PROJECT SUMMARY

Adeso is leading in the Implementation of the Disasters and Emergencies Preparedness Program (DEPP) Innovation Lab, a 22 months’ project under the AIM (Adeso, iHub MasterCard) Consortium. The objective of this program is to increase preparedness and resilience of disaster-prone communities in Garissa and Marsabit counties of Kenya by drawing on their deep knowledge of pastoralist.

The Consortium has formed Maarifa Kona community innovation labs in Garissa and Marsabit where rural communities are participating to find ideas, prototype and scale innovations for commercialization. It is from this background that a number of community innovators are engaged with the labs to refine and prototype their ideas.

BACKGROUND FOR CONSULTANCY

Adeso is leading in the Implementation of Disasters and Emergencies Preparedness Program (DEPP) Innovation Lab is a 22 months’ project under the AIM (Adeso, iHub MasterCard) Consortium. The objective of this program is to increase preparedness and resilience of disaster-prone communities in Garissa and Marsabit counties of Kenya by drawing on their deep knowledge of pastoralist.

The Consortium has formed Maarifa Kona community innovations labs in Garissa and Marsabit where rural communities are participating to find ideas, prototype and scale innovations for commercialization. It is from this background that a number of community innovators are engaged with the labs to refine and prototype their ideas.

OBJECTIVES OF THE CONSULTANCY

· To provide Innovators with basic design thinking process skills;

· To inspire change at all stages of the Innovators’ product development through the delivery of exciting written, oral, and visual presentations;

· Help the Innovators approach problems from a human perspective, with the objective of designing innovative and desirable products, services or experiences;

· To design basic design thinking curriculum guide for the Innovators on financial literacy and entrepreneurship skills development;

· To help the Innovators generate practical results through prototyping so that potential users can test them and provide feedback – long before the completion or launch.

METHODOLOGY

This consultancy, through collaborative interaction of multi-disciplinary and decision-capable teams, will provide a flexible work**space** for collaborative work and workflow. Innovators will be subjected to real and one-on-one approach of design thinking strategies in a formal workshop conducted by the Consultant. Each Innovator will be allowed to reflect on their innovation process and involve design thinking approach to evaluate pivots that may arise through feedback.

SCOPE OF WORK

The training will be undertaken in phases within the counties of Nairobi, Garissa and Marsabit on different occasions. This will be an incremental training that is basically meant to provide and build the capacity-design thinking processes of community Innovators.

CONSULTANCY PERIOD

The consultancy period will be based on call basis for specific dates of training schedules based on the counties within a period of up to one (1) Month.

DELIVERABLES

· Design thinking curriculum in both hard and soft copies.

· Basic design thinking process and human-centered design training.

· Training report demonstrating a participatory training approach and a list of post training actions for improving design thinking process.

· Generated practical results from Innovators’ led design.

· Design thinking strategy for the Innovators.

QUALIFICATIONS

· Bachelor’s degree in Business Association, Marketing, Economics, Computer Science, Cognitive Science, Psychology, Information Science, or any other related field. Equivalent work experience is also acceptable for the position.

· Minimum four (4) years of experience in design thinking and human-centered approach and solutions.

· Experience in provision of design thinking approach and human centered design.

· Experience in facilitation/training skills/ especially in adult learning methodologies.

· Knowledge and experience of community engagement.

· Demonstrated excellent training delivery analytical, writing and editing skills.

· Prior working experience with social and humanitarian innovation design thinking methodology is desirable.

· Excellent written and spoken English and Swahili skills.

· Good presentation and communication skills.

COPYRIGHT AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS

In consideration of the fees paid, the Consultant expressly assigns to Adeso any copyright arising from the works the consultant produces while executing this contract. All images (whether used for online or print purposes) must however bear the consultant’s photo credit, as specified by international intellectual property rights. The consultant may not use, reproduce or otherwise disseminate or authorize others to use, reproduce or disseminate such works without prior consent from Adeso.

How to apply:

All applications should be sent to consultancy@adesoafrica.org by the 17th July, 2018 with “**Consultancy Services for Design Thinking and Human-Centered Design**” on the subject line. The selection committee will review all applications as they arrive. All applicants must meet the minimum requirements described above, and those unable to meet these requirements will not be considered.

Each application package should include the following:

  • An application letter addressing the selection criteria including how the consultant’s previous experience matches the consultancy objectives as well as the interest for the position. It should also indicate the candidate’s availability and consultancy rates. The letter should be no longer than two pages;
  • A sample of recent work;
  • Updated CV including relevant work experience and qualifications;
  • Contact details of 2 references.

Applications not including all of the above information will not be reviewed. Adeso is an equal opportunity employer.

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Kenya: Senior Compliance Officer

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

Vacancy Announcement: Senior Compliance Officer

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

Position Title: Senior Compliance Officer

Reporting To: The Executive Director

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

Duty Station: Nairobi, Kenya

Start Date: Immediately

ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT

Adeso is an expanding and vibrant African based international development and humanitarian organization. At Adeso, we work with African communities who are yet to realize their full potential; working inside these communities to create environments in which Africans can thrive. Our belief that economic, social and environmental security is the bedrock of a healthy community drives the nature and intent of our programming. We work to prevent and overcome situations that adversely affect community well-being by: reinvigorating the economy, developing skills for life and work, providing humanitarian aid, and influencing policy.

For the past 20 years we have strengthened rural livelihoods through environmental awareness, training, technology transfer and innovative humanitarian projects in pursuit of a peaceful, self-reliant, and greener future. Currently, Adeso has programs in Somalia, Kenya and South Sudan.

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

POSITION SUMMARY

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

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

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

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

POSITION PURPOSE

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

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

SPECIFIC ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Donor compliance and Grant Management systems:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Risk Management

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

(i) Compliance with rules and regulations,

(ii) Accomplishment of management’s objectives,

(iii) Reliability and integrity of information,

(iv) Efficient use of resources, and

(v) Safeguarding of assets.

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

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

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

Internal Control Review:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Training:

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

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

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

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

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

Audit:

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

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

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

Other

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

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

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

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS

Essential:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

· Professional qualifications; ACCA or CPA;

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

Desirable:

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

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

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

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

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

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

How to apply:

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

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

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

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

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

Kenya: Terms of Reference – Translation Services

Organization: Adeso
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 27 May 2018

TERMS OF REFERENCE: TRANSLATION SERVICES

Organization: NEAR – Network for Empowered Aid Response, www.near.ngo,

(Hosted by Adeso – African Development Solutions, www.adesoafrica.org)

Project: NEAR

Position Type: Consultancy

Study/Assessment Topic: Translation Services

Position Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Duration: 3 – 6 months

Reporting To: Communications Officer

Working With: Programs Team & Adeso Operations Department

Starting Date: Immediately

Application Deadline: 27th May, 2018. Applications will be reviewed on rolling basis.

Vacancy Contact: Please send applications to jobs@near.ngo – Adeso will only respond to short-listed applicants.

ORGANIZATIONAL BACKGROUND

Adeso is an expanding and vibrant African based international development and humanitarian organization. At Adeso, we work with African communities who are yet to realize their full potential; working inside these communities to create environments in which Africans can thrive. Our belief that economic, social and environmental security is the bedrock of a healthy community drives the nature and intent of our programming. We work to prevent and overcome situations that adversely affect community well-being by: reinvigorating the economy, developing skills for life and work, providing humanitarian aid, and influencing policy.

For the past 20 years we have strengthened rural livelihoods through environmental awareness, training, technology transfer and innovative humanitarian projects in pursuit of a peaceful, self-reliant, and greener future.

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

ABOUT NEAR NETWORK

Adeso together with other local and national NGOs have come together to form a global network which was launched in May 2016 at the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, Turkey. The network, NEAR (Network for Empowered Aid Response), is a movement of local organizations with a bold ambition – to reshape the top-down humanitarian and development system to one that is locally driven and owned, and is built around equitable, dignified and accountable partnerships.

BACKGROUND FOR CONSULTANCY

NEAR is a global network that spans across many continents therefore we would like to contract a firm or consultants to provide translation services of various documents related to NEAR’s programs which include a series of humanitarian research reports, membership documents and general communications contents to be disseminated across our network that includes members who speak French, Arabic, Spanish, Nepali and more.

SCOPE OF WORK

· Written translation of NEAR publications in French, Arabic and other languages (as needed).

· Written translation of NEAR programs and membership documents in French, Arabic and other languages (as needed).

· Translation of web content and other communications (as needed).

CONSULTANCY PERIOD

· May to July, 2018 (may be extended).

QUALIFICATIONS

· Relevant experience of delivering quality translation services with NGOs, government agencies or international bodies.

· Excellent communications and writing skills.

· Ability to interpret and translate oral information to written form and vice versa.

· Familiarity with speaking and writing in more than one language, preferably French, Arabic and/or Spanish.

· Ability to interact with clients from diverse background in a multicultural environment.

· Excellent team work and participatory process skills.

· Flexible in working hours-ability to work evening and weekends, if necessary.

· Ability to plan and prioritize work duties as well as work competently under pressure and tight deadlines.

· Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude.

COPYRIGHT AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS

In consideration of the fees paid, the Consultant expressly assigns to NEAR any copyright arising from the works the consultant produces while executing this contract. All images (whether used for online or print purposes) must however bear the consultant’s photo credit, as specified by international intellectual property rights. The consultant may not use, reproduce or otherwise disseminate or authorize others to use, reproduce or disseminate such works without prior consent from NEAR.

How to apply:

All applications should be sent to jobs@near.ngo by 27th May, 2018 with “**Translation Services”** on the subject line. The selection committee will review all applications as they arrive. All applicants must meet the minimum requirements described above, and those unable to meet these requirements will not be considered.

Each application package should include the following:

  • An application letter addressing the selection criteria including how the consultant’s previous experience matches the consultancy objectives as well as the interest for the position. It should also indicate the candidate’s availability and consultancy rates. The letter should be no longer than two pages;
  • Updated CV including relevant work experience and qualifications;
  • Contact details of 2 references.

Applications not including all of the above information will not be reviewed. Adeso is an equal opportunity employer.

Kenya: STREAM M&E Coordinator

Organization: Adeso
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 05 May 2018

Vacancy Announcement: STREAM M&E Coordinator

Organization: Adeso – African Development Solutions,

www.adesoafrica.org

Position Title: Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Coordinator

Reporting To: Consortium Coordinator

Working With: STREAM Consortium Team: ACTED/Adeso PDQU Teams in Nairobi

Program/Duty Station: Nairobi, With Frequent Travel to Field Offices

Duration: One (1) Year Renewable

Starting Date: Immediately

ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT

Adeso, formerly known as Horn Relief, is an expanding and vibrant African based international development and humanitarian organization. At Adeso, we work with African communities who are yet to realize their full potential; working inside these communities to create environments in which Africans can thrive. Our belief that economic, social and environmental security is the bedrock of a healthy community drives the nature and intent of our programming. We work to prevent and overcome situations that adversely affect community well-being by: reinvigorating the economy, developing skills for life and work, providing humanitarian aid, and influencing policy.

For the past 20 years we have strengthened rural livelihoods through environmental awareness, training, technology transfer and innovative humanitarian projects in pursuit of a peaceful, self-reliant, and greener future.

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

SOMALIA RESILIENCE ACTION (STREAM) CONSORTIUM

The STREAM Consortium, established in early 2013, aims to provide a sustainable opportunity for resilience building for communities chronically affected by food insecurity and humanitarian crises in Lower Juba. Targeted communities will benefit through the delivery of predictable and regular cash transfers to vulnerable households, alongside investment in diverse livelihood bases and the provision of support and community led preparedness, early warning and timely response systems.

Both ACTED and Adeso have extensive experience of and presence in humanitarian programming in Somalia, in particular in South-Central Somalia and Lower Juba.

ACTED has been working in South-Central Somalia since 2009, and has developed strong relationships with communities and local authorities through the provision of food security, WASH and livelihood programming. ACTED Somalia's areas of intervention are located in South Central Somalia, across the Juba’s (Middle and Lower), Bay and Gedo regions supported by an operational area office in Mogadishu. ACTED has operated emergency response programs, most notably offering vital humanitarian assistance during the 2011 drought, and is now moving towards resilience building.

In 2012 the security context and constraints on programming in Dinsoor and Sakow forced the organization to make a decision to close these project sites and relocate activities to Baidoa, El Waq and Kismayo following needs assessments done in both areas. As a result, in 2013 ACTED adapted programming to support urban communities including IDPs, host and minority groups to enhance food security, strengthen livelihoods and improve access to water, sanitation and hygiene.

Adeso, formerly known as Horn Relief, is an African-based organization established in 1991 in response to Somalia’s devastating humanitarian crisis and civil war. Adeso has been working in Somalia since 1994, and in this time has worked in Lower Juba (Dhobley, Afmadow, Kismayo and Badhaade districts) and Gedo Regions (El Waq, Luuq, Belet Hawa and Dollo districts), as well as in Galmadug, Bari, Sanaag, Mudug and Sool Regions in Puntland and Somaliland. The organization was been working with Somalia’s pastoralist groups, particularly women and youth, to prevent, manage and overcome situations that adversely affect a community’s well-being. Adeso’s Somali operations include 10 field offices delivering programs in five thematic areas: integrated food security, education, water and sanitation, natural resource management and humanitarian response interventions.

POSITION SUMMARY

The M&E Coordinator will act as the technical focal point on all aspects of monitoring and evaluation of STREAM Consortium. The M&E Coordinator will be responsible for establishing and implementing an effective system to monitor progress, impacts and successes of project activities and performance at all levels. The M&E Coordinator will be responsible for all MEAL related activities of the STREAM Consortium that aims to provide a sustainable opportunity for resilience building for communities chronically affected by food insecurity and humanitarian crises in Dhobley, Afmadow and Kismayo districts of Lower Juba region of Southern Somalia.

The M&E Coordinator will also monitor all grant activities and ensure that the project complies with donor performance reporting requirements. S/he will conduct assessments, baseline studies, surveys and need assessments to identify necessary changes and future opportunities.

POSITION PURPOSE

M&E Coordinator will be line managed by the consortium coordinator and technically work with ACTED and Adeso M&E focal points; and will be responsible for project level activities in relation to monitoring of project activities, data management and analysis. The M&E coordinator will effectively use the available channels and ways to foster learning for sustainable capacity development through using the many innovative approaches that recognize the importance of learning in M&E, improve knowledge and the capacity process as well as recognizing results through making the management of the knowledge more adaptive and responsive.

Working closely with project teams, he/she will support project monitoring and evaluation by providing and managing SSNP consortium databases and undertaking some project data management responsibilities including data collection, collation and analysis. The role involves providing technical support on design of thematic survey forms, data processing tools, management of data entry and validation, management and tracking project data using quantitative and qualitative data analysis basics.

He/she will have the overall coordination and running of the M&E system at the Nairobi and field level; providing support and oversight for M&E Officers; visiting to assist with monitoring activities and provide technical guidance (particularly training of data collectors and methodology work); managing the project database; undertaking analysis and producing monitoring reports as needed; disseminating monitoring information; working across to bring together data from the two organizations together for analysis and reporting.

The M&E Coordinator will be focal person in developing and managing the Program Measurement system, building the capacity of consortium staff and partners in M&E and supporting all consortium M&E and research-related activities of field projects.

SPECIFIC ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

· Making operational decisions and managing the various components of the program dealing with M&E;

· Managing data collection, analysis and reporting on performance indicators by project team members and project counterparts;

· Developing the Project Management Plan, setting out specific quantifiable performance indicators and targets for overall objectives and activities and establishing monitoring systems to measure project progress;

· Leading writing of quarterly technical and financial reports and assists the consortium coordinator in writing annual work plans;

· Utilizing critical inputs, feedback, and assessments from evaluation partners to inform changes in program approaches and scale-up.

· Helping standardize program measurement and M&E tools and systems and ensure the project has robust monitoring plan in place.

· Developing and actively managing donor performance monitoring plans, including working closely with external evaluators during donor assessments and evaluation;

· Working with Nairobi and field offices and program staff to ensure adequate M&E systems and quality controls are in place that meet donor requirements and the needs of the program;

· Managing Adeso’s Somalia project monitoring information system to ensure efficient and effective collection, entry, analysis and amalgamation of project data (both quantitative and qualitative) and proper reporting of the outcomes and impacts of all projects.

· Building the capacity of Monitoring and Evaluation staff to analyze and disseminate regional data and conduct data quality audits;

· Building capacity of program staff to conceptualize, collect, use and disseminate MIS data.

· Providing technical assistance in producing quarterly reports of program outputs and accomplishments

· Assisting with management of the Research as required

· Helping refine consortium’s methodologies for ensuring beneficiary accountability.

· Providing technical support to dedicated project staff in the field, through regular telephone/skype meetings, field visits and on-the-job mentoring/coaching.

· Supporting Program Managers and M&E staff with the planning and implementation of baseline surveys, needs assessments, mid-term and end of project reviews/evaluations including preparation of TORs.

· Coordinating with other agencies for learning and sharing of good practices in M&E.

· Helping develop appropriate data management templates and formats for project activities and support project partners on data management systems.

· Help in writing and reviewing the quarterly M&E reports.

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS

· Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in social sciences, statistics, mathematics, business administration or computer science, with relevant experience in data analysis in emergency or development sector.

· Knowledge and experience in qualitative and quantitative data management techniques including proficient and skillful use of SPSS, STATA, EXCEL, Epi-info software’s.

· Experience on project monitoring and evaluation with special emphasis on data management including data collection, analysis and storage.

· Experience analyzing quantitative and qualitative data;

· Experience working with an international development organization and knowledge of reporting procedures, best practices, guidelines and tools for monitoring and evaluation, especially impact evaluation;

· At least 5 years’ experience in monitoring and evaluating Food security and livelihoods projects.

· Somalia M&E experience will be a plus.

· Excellent written and spoken English.

· Ability to work in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with respect for diversity.

· Ability to work independently and under pressure in a rapidly changing professional environment.

· Diplomacy and good interpersonal skills, with the ability to remain calm under pressure and not lose sight of strategic priorities.

· Excellent written and verbal communication skills and relevant computer software skills with proficiency in data management systems;

How to apply:

APPLICATION PROCESS

This is a challenging opportunity for a dedicated and highly motivated professional. If you would like to join this dynamic team, please submit your application to jobs@adesoafrica.org, quoting “M&E Coordinator” in the email subject matter, by 5th May, 2018.

Each application should be addressed to the Regional Human Resources Manager and include the following:

· An updated CV; and

· An application letter which should include remuneration requirements and contact information for three work-related referees.

Applications not including all of the above information will not be reviewed. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Adeso is an equal opportunity employer.

Kenya: Creative and Digital Production Consultant

Organization: Adeso
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 18 Mar 2018

TERMS OF REFERENCE: CREATIVE AND DIGITAL PRODUCTION CONSULTANT

Organization: NEAR – Network for Empowered Aid Response, www.near.ngo

(Hosted by Adeso – African Development Solutions www.adesoafrica.org)

Project: NEAR

Position Type: Consultancy

Position Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Duration: One (1) Month, Renewable

Reporting To: NEAR Programs Manager

Working With: Executive Office and Programs Team

Starting Date: Immediately

ORGANIZATIONAL BACKGROUND

Adeso is an expanding and vibrant African based international development and humanitarian organization. At Adeso, we work with African communities who are yet to realize their full potential; working inside these communities to create environments in which Africans can thrive. Our belief that economic, social and environmental security is the bedrock of a healthy community drives the nature and intent of our programming. We work to prevent and overcome situations that adversely affect community well-being by: reinvigorating the economy, developing skills for life and work, providing humanitarian aid, and influencing policy.

ABOUT NEAR NETWORK

Adeso together with other local and national NGOs have come together to form a global network which was launched in May 2016 at the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, Turkey. The network, NEAR (Network for Empowered Aid Response), is a movement of local organizations with a bold ambition – to reshape the top-down humanitarian and development system to one that is locally driven and owned, and is built around equitable, dignified and accountable partnerships.

BACKGROUND FOR CONSULTANCY

NEAR Network and Adeso intends to build a strong partnership with their donors, partners and NEAR members. To pursue this intention, NEAR and Adeso publish a wide range of materials and is planning to contract a Creative/Digital Production Consultant to help the office meet its growing need for various communication productions, marketing and program development. The successful candidate will produce NEAR and Adeso soft and hard copy collaterals and publications. The responsibility of this consultancy is to ensure the implementation and adherence to existing graphic guidelines; layout of reports and publications in mostly English and at times other languages such as Arabic or French development of new graphic solutions; and design of innovative products.

SCOPE OF WORK

· Production & Copy Editing of NEAR/ADESO documents including but not limited to:

• NEAR Quarterly Newsletter

• Innovative Financing Research Publications

• Localization Success Stories

· Support management of the NEAR website, including the Learning Platform, by uploading up-to-date content, localization stories, newsletters (written or video format), resources, webinars among other relevant content.

· Provide design support to ADESO/NEAR global team for various projects.

· Provide program development support ADESO/NEAR.

· Other duties as assigned.

CONSULTANCY PERIOD

March to May 2018, with a possible extension.

DELIVERABLES

Quality design for various assignments from NEAR and Adeso, completed in line with NEAR and Adeso branding requirements and within specified deadlines.

QUALIFICATIONS

· Strong theoretical and practical background in graphic design, including the use of design software such as Adobe Design Premium, In-Design, CorelDraw, web design tools such as Dreamweaver and Flash, etc.

· Show a clear and mature style of design, demonstrating an understanding of the communication requirements NEAR Network.

· Excellent writing skills; writing in accessible format

· Good understanding of new and evolving technologies and digital platforms; Knowledge of standard software packages, including MS Office– MS Access–MS Visio –Adobe Acrobat;

COPYRIGHT AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS

In consideration of the fees paid, the Consultant expressly assigns to Adeso/NEAR any copyright arising from the works the consultant produces while executing this contract. All images (whether used for online or print purposes) must however bear the consultant’s photo credit, as specified by international intellectual property rights. The consultant may not use, reproduce or otherwise disseminate or authorize others to use, reproduce or disseminate such works without prior consent from Adeso/NEAR.

How to apply:

All applications should be sent to jobs@near.ngo by the 18th March, 2018 with Creative and Digital Production Consultant**”** on the subject line. The selection committee will review all applications as they arrive. All applicants must meet the minimum requirements described above, and those unable to meet these requirements will not be considered.

Each application package should include the following:

  • An application letter addressing the selection criteria including how the consultant’s previous experience matches the consultancy objectives as well as the interest for the position. It should also indicate the candidate’s availability and consultancy rates. The letter should be no longer than two pages;
  • A sample of recent work;
  • Updated CV including relevant work experience and qualifications;
  • Contact details of 2 references.

Applications not including all of the above information will not be reviewed. Adeso is an equal opportunity employer.

Kenya: Gardener

Organization: Adeso
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 13 Mar 2018

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT: GARDENER

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

Position Title: Gardener

Reporting To: Senior Operations Officer

Working With: Operations Team, All HQ Staff

Program/Duty Station: Nairobi, Kenya

Duration: One (1) Year, Renewable

Starting Date: Immediately

ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT

Adeso, formerly known as Horn Relief, is an expanding and vibrant African based international development and humanitarian organization. At Adeso, we work with African communities who are yet to realize their full potential; working inside these communities to create environments in which Africans can thrive. Our belief that economic, social and environmental security is the bedrock of a healthy community drives the nature and intent of our programming. We work to prevent and overcome situations that adversely affect community well-being by: reinvigorating the economy, developing skills for life and work, providing humanitarian aid, and influencing policy.

For the past 20 years we have strengthened rural livelihoods through environmental awareness, training, technology transfer and innovative humanitarian projects in pursuit of a peaceful, self-reliant, and greener future.

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

POSITION SUMMARY

Under the direct supervision of the Senior Operations Officer, the Gardener will be responsible for ensuring that the Adeso HQ compound is well kept and maintained, including the flower gardens within. S/He will also support other departments with handy work whenever required. Flexibility will be required when the Office Cleaner is away.

POSITION PURPOSE

1. Maintaining the gardens around the office.

2. Ensuring general cleanliness around the compound premises.

3. To give general support to other departments.

SPECIFIC ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

General:

· Maintaining the general cleanliness around the compound.

· Watering and maintaining the flowers in the flowerpots.

· General cleaning of the window glasses.

· Reporting any damages or breakages whenever they occur around the compound.

· Collecting and assembling garbage ready for garbage collection.

Cleaning:

· Cleaning the main entrance verandah including balcony attached.

· Ensuring that office mats are changed and washed regularly.

· Ensuring that the tent meeting area outside the office is maintained, tidy and well arranged.

· Keeping the general area around the kitchen clean and tidy.

· Emptying the respective cleaned office dustbins.

Gardening:

· Trimming the grass and flowers around the office.

· Maintaining the flower gardens.

· Trimming the fence around the office.

Others:

· Assisting in the kitchen while the cleaner is away.

· Substituting Office Cleaner while on leave.

· Supporting other departments on handy work whenever required

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS

· Previous experience in a similar role required.

· Autonomous and innovative.

· Well organized and tidy.

· Hardworking and self-motivated.

· Demonstrable end user orientation.

· Excellent team work spirit.

How to apply:

This is a challenging opportunity for a dedicated and highly motivated professional. If you would like to join this dynamic team, please submit your application to jobs@adesoafrica.org, quoting “**Gardner**” in the email subject matter, by 13th March, 2018.

Each application should be addressed to the Regional Human Resources Manager and include the following:

· An updated CV; and

· An application letter which should include remuneration requirements and contact information for three work-related referees.

Applications not including all of the above information will not be reviewed. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Adeso is an equal opportunity employer.

Kenya: Office Receptionist

Organization: Adeso
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 13 Mar 2018

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT: OFFICE RECEPTIONIST

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

Position Title: Office Receptionist

Reporting To: Senior Operations Officer

Working With: All Adeso Staff

Program/Duty Station: Nairobi, Kenya

Duration: One (1) Year Renewable

Starting Date: Immediately

ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT

Adeso, formerly known as Horn Relief, is an expanding and vibrant African based international development and humanitarian organization. At Adeso, we work with African communities who are yet to realize their full potential; working inside these communities to create environments in which Africans can thrive. Our belief that economic, social and environmental security is the bedrock of a healthy community drives the nature and intent of our programming. We work to prevent and overcome situations that adversely affect community well-being by: reinvigorating the economy, developing skills for life and work, providing humanitarian aid, and influencing policy.

For the past 20 years we have strengthened rural livelihoods through environmental awareness, training, technology transfer and innovative humanitarian projects in pursuit of a peaceful, self-reliant, and greener future.

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

SPECIFIC ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

· Front office /Reception management including guiding and welcoming visitors, answering calls, responding to enquiries, taking/relaying messages etc.

· Ensure that office supplies are ordered and stocks updated in a timely manner in liaison with the Office Manager.

· Ensure that the office runs smoothly, specifically overseeing the management of stationery supplies in liaison with the Office Manager.

· Maintain and update on a monthly bases an in-out inventory of all stationary supplies once delivered to the office.

· Oversee the ordering and management of the kitchen supplies.

· Maintain and update on a monthly bases an in-out inventory of all kitchen supplies once delivered to the office.

· Tracking movement of documents in and out of the organization through the management of a register logbook.

· Process and manage the payments for Operations/Logistics department as required.

· Perform general clerical duties to include but not limited to: photocopying, faxing, mailing and filing.

· Assist in preparation for meetings and management of the meeting and conference facilities at Adeso HQ.

· Manage meeting and other arrangements for staff as and when required.

· Any other duties as assigned.

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS

Required Skills:

· Diploma in Administration/Office Management /Front Office Management/Logistics or any other relevant diploma preferred.

· At least two (2) years’ experience in front office work required.

· Experience handling petty cash required.

· Work experience with an NGO required.

· Good understanding of logistics required.

· Experience in customer service skills related to suppliers required.

· Ability to manage several tasks simultaneously, be flexible and be willing to assume a range of unanticipated assignments.

· Strong communication skills and ability to work independently as part of a team.

· Experience working in a multicultural organization required.

· Professional and friendly communication style, with the ability to field calls from a diverse group.

· Excellent attention to detail.

How to apply:

This is a challenging opportunity for a dedicated and highly motivated professional. If you would like to join this dynamic team, please submit your application to jobs@adesoafrica.org, quoting “**Office Receptionist**” in the email subject matter, by 13th March, 2018.

Each application should be addressed to the Regional Human Resources Manager and include the following:

· An updated CV; and

· An application letter which should include remuneration requirements and contact information for three work-related referees.

Applications not including all of the above information will not be reviewed. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Adeso is an equal opportunity employer.

Kenya: Operations Assistant – Maternity Cover

Organization: Adeso
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 19 Feb 2018

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT: OPERATIONS ASSISTANT – MATERNITY COVER

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

Position Title: Operations Assistant – Maternity Cover

Reporting To: Senior Operations Officer

Working With: All Adeso Staff

Program/Duty Station: Nairobi, Kenya

Duration: Four (4) Months

Start Date: Immediately

ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT

Adeso is an expanding and vibrant African based international development and humanitarian organization. At Adeso, we work with African communities who are yet to realize their full potential; working inside these communities to create environments in which Africans can thrive. Our belief that economic, social and environmental security is the bedrock of a healthy community drives the nature and intent of our programming. We work to prevent and overcome situations that adversely affect community well-being by: reinvigorating the economy, developing skills for life and work, providing humanitarian aid, and influencing policy.

For the past 20 years we have strengthened rural livelihoods through environmental awareness, training, technology transfer and innovative humanitarian projects in pursuit of a peaceful, self-reliant, and greener future. At present, Adeso has programs in Somalia, Kenya and South Sudan.

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

POSITION SUMMARY

Under the direct supervision of the Senior Operations Officer, the Operations Assistant – Maternity Cover will be responsible for assisting the Operations Department in the tasks specified below.

SPECIFIC ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

· Ensure that flights to Somalia, Kenya and South Sudan are booked on time and in the most effective manner.

· Support in the reconciliation of flight, taxi and accommodation payments.

· Ensure bookings for accommodation for visiting staff and consultants.

· Support in booking venues for meetings and trainings when required.

· Support the Procurement Department in ensuring that all supplies, services and equipment required are delivered in time.

· Assist in ordering and receiving of supplies from various vendors.

· Support in the timely dispatch of cargo to Somalia and South Sudan.

· Assist in the archiving system update and management with proper labels.

· Assist in maintaining procurement requests from different departments and prepare purchase plans with a view of ensuring cost effectiveness, timely procurement and quality of goods.

· Assist in keeping track records of all contracts for travel agency and payments.

· Assist in sending requests for quotations to the supplies and getting the quotations from different suppliers for comparison.

· Assist in raising payments and purchase request.

· Assist in verify and submitting of payments to finance when required.

· Ensure the proper filing of the departmental documents.

· Assisting staff with scanning, printing, photocopying, binding and lamination when required.

· Stand in for the receptionist during their absence.

· Assist in the updating of phone extensions and sharing with Nairobi staff

· Assist in receiving/helping visitors guiding them where required.

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS

Essential:

· Diploma in Business Management, Logistics Management or related studies.

· Knowledge and basic understanding of Operations Systems.

· Good communication and organizational skills.

· Ability to manage own time well and oversee basic processes.

· Ability to work as part of the team.

· Robust energy and good interpersonal skills.

· Self-confidence, maturity and ability to co-operate with a wide variety of people.

· Ability to work on own initiative and under pressure to meet deadlines.

· Personal commitment to working as reliable, honest, and trustworthy member of a team.

· Enthusiasm for good working practices and ability to analyze and improve systems.

· Tact/diplomacy.

· Ability to work effectively in a culturally diverse organization.

How to apply:

This is a challenging opportunity for a dedicated and highly motivated professional. If you would like to join this dynamic team, please submit your application to jobs@adesoafrica.org, quoting “Operations Assistant – Maternity Cover” position in the email subject matter, by 19th February, 2018.

Each application should be addressed to the Regional Human Resources Manager and include the following:

· An updated CV; and

· An application letter which should include remuneration requirements and contact information for three work-related referees.

Applications not including all of the above information will not be reviewed. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Adeso is an equal opportunity employer.

Kenya: Web Development Consultancy

Organization: Adeso
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 19 Feb 2018

Terms of Reference: Web Development Consultancy

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

Project: Disasters and Emergencies Preparedness Program (DEPP) Innovation Lab

Position Type: Short-term Consultancy

Study/Assessment Topic: Web Development

Duration: Twenty (20) Working Days

Reporting To: Senior Communications and Advocacy Officer

Working With: The Communications and Advocacy Department

Starting Date: Immediately

Application Deadline19th February, 2018

Vacancy Contact: Please send applications to consultancy@adesoafrica.org – Adeso will only respond to shortlisted applicants.

ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT

Adeso is an expanding and vibrant African based international development and humanitarian organization. At Adeso, we work with African communities who are yet to realize their full potential; working inside these communities to create environments in which Africans can thrive. Our belief that economic, social and environmental security is the bedrock of a healthy community drives the nature and intent of our programming. We work to prevent and overcome situations that adversely affect community well-­‐being by: reinvigorating the economy, developing skills for life and work, providing humanitarian aid, and influencing policy.

For the past 20 years we have strengthened rural livelihoods through environmental awareness, training, technology transfer and innovative humanitarian projects in pursuit of a peaceful, self-­‐ reliant, and greener future. Currently, Adeso has programs in Somalia, Kenya and South Sudan.

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

About the Program

The Disasters and Emergencies Preparedness Program (DEPP) Innovation Lab is a 22 months project being implemented by the AIM (Adeso, iHub MasterCard) Consortium. The objective of this program is to increase preparedness and resilience of disaster-prone communities in Garissa and Marsabit counties of Kenya by drawing on their deep knowledge of pastoralist.

The Consortium will undertake activities to meet the objective by utilizing the Consortium members’ in house experience in managing labs and proven innovation methodology as well as experience in disaster management. The project will build up communities’ capacities to identify and evaluate the risks related to natural disasters and innovative mitigation measures to address these gaps. The Consortium will identify and reinforce existing disaster coping mechanisms and refine new contingency measures emerging from the target communities.

The Consortium will also ensure participation of rural communities at the village level rather than focus on urban issues, as an innovation labs need to.

SCOPE OF WORK

AIM Consortium is seeking the services of a web development consultant or firm to design and develop a dynamic website for this program as part of its overall communication strategy. The website should be developed with the involvement of all stakeholders. It should also be a modern site incorporating social media. AIM is therefore looking for a qualified individual consultant or consultancy firm to design, develop and deploy the website.

The consultant will be expected to perform the following tasks:

  1. Assess website needs of Disasters and Emergencies Preparedness Program (DEPP) Innovation Lab project and advise on best web platform and design in line with the program’s objectives and aspirations;

  2. Website design and build, based on a Word Press platform, with pages with graphics and copy. All copy will be written by AIM Consortium, photographs will be provided by AIM and website will be populated by the consortium using the admin tool;

  3. Develop a comprehensive marketing plan for the website, including Search Engine Optimization (SEO) activities;

  4. Create site map based on key objectives, messaging priorities, and brief supplied;

  5. Design and develop the website as per the specifications outlined by the AIM consortium;

  6. Incorporate social media applications into the website (including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or YouTube, and Flickr);

  7. Incorporate google analytics into the website;

  8. Incorporate detailed search tool/function into the website;

  9. Provide user training;

  10. Set-up website back-up systems;

  11. Provide complete technical documentation of any developed themes and templates, and full technical specification and setup mapping of any 3rd party WordPress plug-ins used.

DELIVERABLES

The consultant will be expected to deliver the following:

  1. Report on website needs based on assessment carried out

  2. Website Map;

  3. Website templates;

  4. Fully functional website in line with specifications outlined by AIM;

  5. Website marketing plan;

  6. Website training;

  7. Detailed written website guidelines;

  8. Technical documentation of any developed themes and templates, and full technical specifications and setup mapping of any 3rd party WordPress plug-ins used;

  9. Back-up copy of the website.

CONSULTANCY PERIOD

The consultancy should be completed within a maximum of 20 workings days. The website should be ready to go live by end of March 2018.

QUALIFICATION PROFILE

The consultant (or firm) will have:

· Advanced University degree in information technology, computer science, communications, information science, public relations or any related discipline;

· Extensive experience in web site development, management and marketing exemplified by an evidence of a good understanding of the assignment;

· Must have demonstrated experience on how to develop and incorporate social media applications into a website;

· Experience in developing websites for community development sector and Non-Governmental Organizations in the region.

SELECTION CRITERIA

The shortlisted service providers will be expected to make a presentation of no more than 30 minutes to the selection committee on how they propose to address AIM requirements. You will be expected to show the capacity and quality of the service you can provide to the consortium and a list of other clients as referees.

How to apply:

All applications should be sent to Adeso at consultancy@adesoafrica.org with the subject line “Web Development consultancy”. All applicants must meet the minimum requirements described above. Each application package should include the following:

· Cover letter with the applicant’s current contact information.

· Detailed work plan outlining how you plan to provide the deliverables. Applicants are asked to provide completion dates for the following deliverables:

o Initial meeting/assessment with AIM;

o Report on assessment;

o Site map

o Revised site map

o Draft website templates

o Final website

· Detailed budget of expected project expenses (clear and reasonable estimates of cost for each element of the project). The budget should detail the cost for each stage of the process, quoted in terms of number of hours and hourly rate.

· Portfolio and/or resume of past experience for the consultant and/or project manager and key staff (for firms);

· Three professional references with complete contact information; Validity of the quotation (Minimum one month).

Kenya: Community Mobilizer-PYEI

Organization: Adeso
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 02 Feb 2018

ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT

Adeso, formerly known as Horn Relief, is an expanding and vibrant African based international development and humanitarian organization. At Adeso, we work with African communities who are yet to realize their full potential; working inside these communities to create environments in which Africans can thrive. Our belief that economic, social and environmental security is the bedrock of a healthy community drives the nature and intent of our programming. We work to prevent and overcome situations that adversely affect community well-being by: reinvigorating the economy, developing skills for life and work, providing humanitarian aid, and influencing policy.

For the past 20 years we have strengthened rural livelihoods through environmental awareness, training, technology transfer and innovative humanitarian projects in pursuit of a peaceful, self-reliant, and greener future.

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

POSITION SUMMARY

This position is part of the Pastoralist Youth Education Initiative (PYEI) is a multi-donor project that forms the second phase of Adeso’s approach to enhance economic and social opportunities of marginalized pastoral children in Marsabit, Kenya through improved access to quality education. Taking a holistic approach, the PYEI is looking to build on the successes and lessons learned from a 2 year pilot Mobile Non-formal Education (MNFE) in providing access to primary and post primary education for pastoralist youth focusing on female participation. Adeso is seeking qualified and committed individuals to join the PYEI team as Community mobilizers (CM). The incumbents will be the project ambassadors in the community and work closely with the project team and the teacher to monitor activities on the ground. CM will be incharge of a Mobile School to support in the field, including follow up with the associated Community Education Committees (CECs).

SPECIFIC ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

· Conduct community sensitization meetings in targeted communities.

· Encourage full participation by all community members, paying special attention to women.

· Assist in recruitment of teachers.

· Facilitate selection and training of CEC members.

· Assist CEC and community members and teachers to develop selection criteria and identify pupils to participate in the project.

· Gather and collate monitoring data and report on findings from field monitoring activities.

· Work with the M&E Officer to learn how to conduct analysis of the monitoring data.

· Assist the M&E Officer with the organization of semi-annual stakeholder meetings.

· Assist the Senior Project Officer and the Cashier/Clerk with other aspects of project implementation as required.

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS

ESSENTIAL

· Resident of Marsabit County

· At least 1 year of relevant experience

· Ability to work well under pressure and with minimal supervision

· Ability to establish strong working relationships with community members and colleagues

· Excellent verbal and written skills in English

· Computer skills

DESIRABLE

· Relevant technical/vocational qualification

· Experience working on education projects and/or with pastoralist communities

How to apply:

This is a challenging opportunity for a dedicated and highly motivated professional. If you would like to join this dynamic team, please submit your application to jobs@adesoafrica.org, quoting the position in the email subject matter, by 2nd February 2018.

Each application should be addressed to the Regional Human Resources Manager and include the following:

· An updated CV; and

· An application letter which should include remuneration requirements and contact information for three work-related referees.

Applications not including all of the above information will not be reviewed. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Adeso is an equal opportunity employer.