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Jhpiego Adolescent and Youth Health Advisor Job in Kenya

Jhpiego is a nonprofit NGO that prevents the needless deaths of women and families in limited resources settings. 

To accomplish this, Jhpiego implements innovative evidence-based solutions for intractable problems in health to overcome barriers to high-quality care services for the world’s most vulnerable populations.
 

Jhpiego is the lead implementing partner for Afya Halisi, a USAID’s five year project which aims to deliver quality, integrated services in the areas of family planning (FP) / reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health (RMNCAH), nutrition, and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) in the focus counties of Kitui, Migori, Kakamega and Kisumu.

 We are seeking to recruit an experienced individual who has excellent organizational and technical skills, is a team player, dedicated, hardworking, innovative, highly motivated and able to work in a high-pressure environment requiring multi-tasking abilities.


Adolescent and Youth Health Advisor

Job ID: 2017-3007

Category: International Positions

Reporting to the Deputy Chief of party, the Adolescent and Youth Health Advisor will provide technical leadership and project oversight to address female and male adolescents and youth needs in RH/FP, MNH and nutrition in the 4 counties of Kakamega, Kisumu, Kitui and Migori.  

 

in Migori County, AYH Advisor will provide technical support and leadership to adolescent health service delivery in the 4 counties and from time to time as may become necessary, provide technical support to MOH at the national level.  

 

This includes S/he  preparing annual work plans, quality implementation of interventions and effective coordination of the program with collaborating partners. 

 

In collaboration with project team and partners, the position will support the design and implementation of evidence based high impact interventions for adolescents and youth.

 Responsibilities

  • Provide technical oversight, strategic direction and definition of appropriate adolescent and youth-centered project activities
  • Provide mentoring and capacity building at the individual and organizational level in specific areas of expertise including but not limited to:
  1. Strengthening community mobilization in adolescent and youth health programming, including FP
  2. Increasing the use of appropriate IT and social media to meet the health and FP needs of adolescents and youth
  • Ensure that FP training addresses adolescent and youth-centered evidence based services
  • Provide technical assistance for conducting site assessments and strengthening referral systems, in-service training and supportive supervision
  • Coordinate advocacy, demand generation, and policy support, across project sites as required
  • Lead the formulation of innovative approaches for scale up of targeted adolescent/youth services
  • Actively participate in relevant technical advisory/working groups and professional forums representing Jhpiego
  • Work with health care workers, county governments, community members and project team members to identify community-based service delivery issues that impede access to care and uptake of services
  • Identify and implement appropriate facility and community based strategies to address adolescent/youth service delivery gaps
  • Identify training needs for HCWs and community health volunteers and assist in the design and implementation of measures to address those needs
  • Work closely with the team members on setting project priorities and directions, and responding to requests for support from county counterparts
  • Work with MEL staff to design, implement a plan to track data/results related to adolescent and youth services to inform adjustments in project implementation
  • Collaborate with all local stakeholders and implementing partners to ensure that all activities conform to the requirements and regulations
  • Document successes, lessons learned and challenges in implementation as well as reports of project activities and results to the project and donor, including routine quarterly and annual reports and other reporting requirements as requested
  • Document and maintain an inventory of successful tools and approaches for adolescent and youth-sensitive services
  • Author/co-author abstracts, presentations, and articles for journals and conferences
  • Maintain excellent relationships with USAID and in-country stakeholders and develop rapid responses to their requests
  • Provide technical leadership to the development the project strategic plan, work plan, and project monitoring for timely implementation and compliance to the requirements and regulations of the award
Required Qualifications

  • Demonstrated in-depth understanding of Kenya’s healthcare system
  • Advanced degree in in adolescent health, medicine, nursing/midwifery, social science, social work, social communication, public health or related field
  • 7+ years’ experience implementing and/or providing technical assistance in adolescent/youth services programming
  • Demonstrated and relevant international, regional or national experience, expertise and knowledge, including research, activity implementation, management, strong technical skills, capacity building and institutional development
  • Demonstrated experience training HCWs and CHVs on adolescent/youth services and programming
  • Proven expertise in effective adolescent/youth health programming; knowledge of adolescent/youth physical and psychosocial development and knowledge of gender behaviors related to adolescent health and FP
  • Demonstrated experience providing capacity building assistance at individual and organizational levels
  • Skilled in at least two or more of the following technical areas:
  1. strengthening service delivery projects
  2. performance and quality improvement
  3. monitoring and evaluation
  4. and specifically, achieving increased community mobilization and stakeholder support for adolescent/youth health services
  • Demonstrated experience with a mix of practical technical skills in adolescent/youth necessary for strengthening adolescent/youth service delivery at the facility and community levels
  • Experience with achieving adolescent and youth behavior change results through use of IT and social media
  • Familiarity with USAID’s administrative, management and reporting procedures and systems
  • Proven track record managing a project team composed of several technical experts and fostering team work
  • Excellent diplomacy skills and a proven ability to establish and maintain interpersonal and professional relationships with USAID, county counterparts and representatives from other key stakeholders such as NGOs, CSOs, and the private sector
  • Demonstrated management, coordination, teamwork, and planning skills, with proven ability to function effectively with multiple counterparts in the public, NGO and private for-profit sectors
  • Expertise in research to practice—identifying and adapting best practices to specific project contexts
  • Excellent verbal, written interpersonal and presentation skills in English
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite
  • Ability to travel nationally to project sites

How to Apply

Interested applicants should send application & CV with 3 referees to the following email address: email protected by 1st November 2017.

Indicate how your education and experience qualifies you for the position.
 

Please include three references with your application. 

Only those selected for interview will be contacted.
 

Jhpiego is an equal opportunity employer promoting gender, equity and diversity. 

Persons with disabilities and other minority groups are encouraged to apply

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Kenya: Project Officer – Adolescent (Ref.2017/059)

Organization: Catholic Relief Services
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 08 Oct 2017

Department/Country: Programming/Kenya

Reports To: Adolescent Advisor

Job Location: Kisumu

Position Type: Fixed Term

Grade: 6

About CRS:

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. We welcome as a part of our staff and as partners, people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need.

CRS has worked in Kenya since 1965. Over the years, CRS’ focus shifted from direct relief and food distributions to a comprehensive development program that works with partners and enhances local capacity. CRS Kenya programs now support children affected by HIV, and community-based efforts to increase household incomes, improve family health and sanitation, and enhance agriculture livelihoods.

Background:

CRS is implementing a 5 year orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) program, MWENDO, which seeks to empower local and county-level OVC stakeholders to strengthen the formal and informal HIV and child protection systems and services and the linkages between them, including cross-sectoral service referrals and coordination to ensure quality service delivery for OVC and their Households.

Job Summary:

Reporting to the Adolescent Advisor, Project Officer (PO) Adolescent will provide technical leadership and support to Local Implementing partners (LIPs) to holistically implement MWENDO to address adolescents needs. The key role of this position is to strengthen LIPs capability to address issues relating to adolescents with respect to OVC.

The PO – Adolescent will work with LIP staff on technical aspects of program implementation that pertain to adolescents and ensure MWENDO is responsive to the unique needs of this group, with a focus on the program goal of successful OVC graduation / transition into adulthood. S/he will coordinate closely with other MWENDO project Officers/technical team to assure consistent messaging, coordination, and implementation with key stakeholders.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Support the conceptualization, integration and operationalization of specific strategies to address the needs and perspectives of adolescents and youth.
  • Strengthen the capacity of LIPs in parenting for adolescents, including those living with HIV, with an emphasis on developing strong communication between caregivers and adolescents.
  • Support creation of increased awareness among LIPs about principles of adolescent programming and support them to adapt them to their context.
  • Working closely with the Child Protection Project Officers, leverage child protection networks to identify ways to reduce violence against children and HIV risk for adolescents especially girls.
  • Work closely with the Household Economic Strengthening Project Officers to identify ways to address structural/household economic issues (e.g., pulling girls out of school) that put adolescents especially girls at risk and support appropriate programmatic response.
  • Work closely with the Case Management Officers to support LIPs to identify opportunities for more robust case management and referral networks to address the needs of this population and create stronger linkages with health services.
  • Strengthen the capacity of LIPs in delivering life skills for the adolescents.
  • Keep abreast emerging research and best practices in adolescent programming and ensure that information is shared in an appropriate manner.
  • Help ensure quality, consistency and adherence to standards and best practices for OVC programs through technical oversight, systematic implementation, and monitoring and evaluation of program performance and achievement of results.
  • Identify programmatic successes, challenges and lessons learned, and ensure appropriate flow of information across the organization; actively engage in management, dissemination and use of relevant knowledge in the field.
  • Represent CRS in meetings at county and cluster levels, working groups, and other events as requested.

Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff):

These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results.

• Serves with Integrity

• Models Stewardship

• Cultivates Constructive Relationships

• Promotes Learning

Competencies Relevant for the Specific Position:

These are rooted in the mission, values, and principles of CRS and used by the PO Adolescent to fulfill his or her responsibilities and to achieve the desired results:

· A broad grasp of socioeconomic policy issues with respect to adolescents, OVC and HIV/AIDS in both rural and urban settings;

· Commitment to addressing inequalities in matters touching on adolescents;

· Experience working with government line ministries, private sector partners, civil society, donors, and local communities;

· Diplomacy, tact, and negotiating skills;

· Training/coaching skills;

· Supervision Skills;

· Understanding of development/relief issues;

· Commitment to humanitarian principles and action;

· Strategic thinking and vision.

Supervisory Responsibilities (if none, state none):

None

Key Working Relationships:

Internal: The PO Adolescent is a key member of the MWENDO project Cluster member. S/he will report to the Adolescent Advisor with a doted reporting line to Cluster Lead. S/he will collaborate with other project technical officers to ensure a holistic, integrated, and comprehensive project.

External: Key functions include representing CRS in various forums and forging relations with the GOK, LIPs, other stakeholders, and the community. The PO Adolescent will ensure the CRS mandate of skills building, mentorship and skills transfer are implemented with LIPs

Required Qualifications and Experience:

Education

  • Master’s or a Bachelor’s degree in one of the following disciplines: social sciences, gender, international development, development economics or another related field.

Knowledge

  • At least 2 years for Master’s degree holders or 5 years for Bachelor’s degree holders with progressive experience implementing adolescent focused integrated ECD, HIV/AIDS, and other Health related projects in Kenya, preferably in an NGO setting.
  • Strong technical and programmatic skills and experience across a range of adolescent issues and topics
  • In-depth understanding of donor expectations for program results, outcomes, impact, and reporting
  • Experience in the development of strategic and tactical plans in collaboration with others (stakeholders) who may represent a wide range of interests and needs
  • Strong knowledge of the health and social service sector in Kenya.
  • Strong interpersonal, writing, presentation, and organizational skills
  • Proven collegial and cooperative approach to management and decision-making

Skills and Abilities

  • Experience in implementing donor-funded projects
  • Demonstrated ability to motivate and inspire teamwork among diverse partners, without direct supervisory responsibilities
  • Ability to transfer skills and knowledge through, training, mentorship and accompaniment
  • Demonstrated ability to work with and in teams
  • Excellent written, oral communication
  • Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Office)
  • Demonstrated ability to foster integration in programming approach
  • Excellent understating of GOK, and CRS operating procedures

Required Foreign Language:

None

Required Travel:

The PO – Adolescent will be based in Kisumu but are expected to travel to “MWENDO project’’ areas for 35% of the time.

Disclaimer:

This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.

How to apply:

Written applications indicating the reference number of position applied for and CV including day-time contact phone numbers, as well as names and contact information of three references should reach the below-mentioned by Close of Business Sunday, October 08, 2017.

Human Resources Manager

Catholic Relief Services – Kenya Program

E-mail : hr@ke.earo.crs.org

Note: Catholic Relief Services (CRS) does not charge any fees from applicants for any recruitment. Further, CRS has not retained any agent in connection with this recruitment

CRS’ recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation

Kenya: FIELD ASSISTANT -YOUTH FRIENDLY SERVICES

Organization: IMA World Health
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 31 Jul 2016

IMA World Health is the prime contractor for the USAID/Kenya and East Africa Afya Jijini program in Kenya. Afya Jijini seeks to improve and increase access and utilization of quality health services in Kenya through strengthened service delivery and institutional capacity of county health systems within Nairobi. :

Afya Jijini is working with the county government with emphasis on partnership with the county health management teams to implement the county health strategic and investment plan. IMA seeks to hire Field Assistant -Youth Friendly Services.

JOB SUMMARY

The Youth-Friendly Services Field Assistant will manage the designing, rolling out implementation, monitoring and evaluation of strategies and priorities for Youth-friendly Sexual and Reproductive Health services as well support the Adolescent HIV Services in Nairobi County. He/she will work closely with the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Public Service, Youth and Gender Affairs, Ministry of Education Science and Technology. S/he will work with the Youth and Gender Advisor to plan, implement and report on all Youth Friendly Services.

KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop, monitor and review strategies, work-plans and budgets, through participatory approaches with the intended beneficiaries in order to enhance uptake of SRH services by the youth. (Planning and Quality Assurance )
  • Develop strategies that attract key beneficiaries as well as ascertain quality for SRH services within the sub counties of focus.
  • The jobholder will develop and implement concepts and activities that deliver health impact. (Social Marketing)
  • Design and coordinate implementation of systems & activities for identifying and sharing field success stories to inform program planning and institutional development (Knowledge Management)
  • Setup mechanisms that integrate marketing into strategic behavior communication within a typical urban, peri-urban or community setting.
  • Ensure that activities at all times comply with relevant policies, legislation, technical and ethical standards. (Risk management)
  • Work closely with community drivers of change to advocate for improved health services and to raise young people’s and community awareness about their rights to access quality services, mobilizing demand and action amongst communities.
  • Build and maintain advocacy and networking efforts within existing, previous and potential donors, Ministry of Health, sub-counties of focus and other relevant stakeholders implementing Sexual and Reproductive health activities and vulnerable groups of youth for the continuity of program interventions (Advocacy PR and partnership development)
  • Prepare and submit weekly, monthly, quarterly, annual and end of program/ projects reports to the Youth and Gender Advisor for collation and submission to donors, Ministry of Health and other relevant stakeholders.( Project management)
  • Carry out quarterly program performance monitoring visits to the regional teams, implementing partners and program beneficiaries.
  • Working closely with the HTS Program Officers and Social Linkages Program Assistants organize for monthly peer education sessions for ALHIV including providing basic information on HIV, HIV care and treatment, importance of retention in care, adherence to treatment, disclosure, basic emotional and psychosocial support, positive prevention, safer sex practices
  • Represent Afya Jijini in Adolescent and Youth Technical Working Groups and sharing prompt reports with the Youth and Gender Advisor.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant should preferably hold a Degree in Social Humanities e.g. Social Sciences, Social Work, Community Development, Development Studies, Communication.
  • The applicant should be a versatile youth with at least two years’ experience working with adolescent health or youth programs

How to apply:

All applications should be submitted to jijinihr@imaworldhealth.org

Kenya: Project Implementation Officers (2)- Adolescent Girls’ Advocacy and Economic Empowerment Project (Nairobi and Kisumu)

Organization: Plan
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 06 May 2016

The job role includes Child Protection responsibilities during the implementation of the project as per the Child Protection Policy at the Programme Unit. The incumbent is responsible for the development and execution of the project activities as per the approved activity plan for his/her area of responsibility. S/he is also responsible for contribution to designing, implementing, monitoring and reporting on the progress of the project activities. The incumbent will be reporting directly to the Project Manager, with dotted line to the respective Programme Unit Manager on a day to day basis who has oversight of all programmes and operations in the area.

Key Responsibilities – Key End Results of Position:

Adolescent Girls’ Advocacy and Economic Empowerment:

· Ensure that project makes full consideration of the local child protection context including main protection risks for children as well as legal and social wellbeing provision and this informs all stages of the project cycle.

· Ensure that identification, analysis and management of child protection policy related risks are included in the regular project risk management processes at all stages of the project cycle.

· Ensure community participation processes in the project, including consultations with children, include specific discussion of protection risk issues from their perspective and possible mitigating actions and strategies that could be incorporated into project design.

· Ensure stakeholder and partner active engagement in the design, implementation and monitoring of the project activities

· As part of the regular project monitoring and evaluation, ensure the effectiveness of child protection policy risk mitigation measures incorporated into the project is reviewed. Additional measures may be necessary following the identification of new, emerging or unexpected child protection issues that may arise during the project implementation.

Project Implementation:

· Ensure that the monthly activities and budget plans are implemented as per approved breakdown and all partner activities are on track.

· Ensure all project related partner, government and other stakeholder relations are well maintained.

· Work with relevant staff to ensure all logistics and procurement at a local level including events management are done according to Plan and donor policies.

· Facilitate training of children in the selected districts as agents of change to promote peace, to signal violence in an early stage, to mediate and to take action regarding violence against children.

· Facilitate access of relevant and accurate information on prevention of violence against children and ensure child protection mechanisms are accessible at both community level and county level (government authorities, policy makers and other relevant stakeholders working with children).

· Ensure Child Protection mechanisms in the Project have been improved at family, school and community level.

· Play an advocacy role to ensure that Sub County government take responsibility to institutionalize well-structured child protection systems and to prohibit all forms of violence against children.

· Work with project partners to enhance response to and rehabilitation of victims of gender-based violence, sexual abuse and transactional sex.

· Create a Sub County lobby to exchange best practices in order to eradicate violence against children. Adopt and integrate best practices in the implementation of the program.

  • Where need-be, represent Plan and the project externally with partners, government and other agencies at county on issues related to the Adolescent Girls’ Advocacy and Economic Empowerment projects’ deliverables.

· Represents the projects in related activities at appropriate levels in the county.

Documentation and Reporting:

· Consolidate/write project reports in line with donor requirements and Plan standards and as requested by the Project Manager.

· Contribute to documentation and sharing of best practices with all stakeholders in child protection.

· Facilitate and coordinate joint reflection meetings/reflection sessions at County level (among partners).

· Update Progress log on weekly basis on implemented activities in SAP

Partnership management:

· Work closely with project partners/sub grantees to ensure implementation of work plans and act as accounting officers to the project.

Dealing with Problems:

Complexity of problems handled & the degree of investigation, analysis, & creative thinking required to solve them

· Managing community conflicts

· Managing community/Plan Policy conflicts

· Maintain good working relationships with other Civil Society Organisations (CSOs).

· Negotiating with the respective government departments to ensure that work goes on

· Managing community attitude towards Plan implementation strategy.

· Managing donor verses implementation partner timelines and reports

Communications and Working Relationships:

Working contacts inside and outside the organization; include the purpose and level (high, medium, low) of the contact

  • The incumbent is expected to maintain a high level of external communication/contact at the community, Districts and County levels. This is to facilitate the implementation of the projects appropriately.
  • A medium level of external communication with LNGO, CBOs partners in the county.
  • A low level of external communication with Plan National Office (NOs) sponsorship communications.

Knowledge, Skills, Behaviors, and Experience Required to Achieve Role’s Objectives:

Educational Qualifications, Knowledge & Experience:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences or Development Studies.
  • At least 3 years’ experience in project management/coordination.
  • Strong Knowledge of community development.
  • Conversant with Adolescent Girls’ Advocacy and Economic Empowerment.
  • Experience in grants management, proposal development and resource mobilization.
  • Experience with Sexual and Gender Based Violence projects, partnership building, networking /and collaboration with GOK, county governments and other actors including the private sector are a critical requirement.
  • Knowledge of urban development issues.
  • Knowledge & experience with Youth and Children with Disabilities projects will be an added advantage.
  • Hold personal values, ethics and attitudes which are in alignment with the principles of the Plan’s Child Protection Policy.

Key Skills Specific to the Post:

  • Skills in managing project implementation and monitoring is critical
  • Strong advocacy skills for the Child Protection
  • Skills on delivery of child protection responsibilities
  • Strong report writing skills
  • Community facilitation, networking, partnership development and management skills
  • Fundraising and resource mobilization skills
  • Good communication, negotiation and advocacy skills
  • Good interpersonal, relationship and team working
  • Conflict Management skills

Physical Environment and Demands:

This position requires (85-90%) frequent visits in field monitoring/working to the Program Units. The operating environment is characterized by a rough terrain and unfavorable weather conditions that makes it difficult to access the communities. The incumbent will be issued with a motorbike and riding gear to be used for the frequent visits to the field/communities as described above.

Level of Contact with Children:

High level: Frequent interaction with children

How to apply:

If you meet the requirements of the above position, please visit http://plan-international-kenya.org/jobs/ to access the full job description and make an online application. The closing date of applications is 6th May 2016. This position is open to Nationals Only.

Save the Children AGI-K Programme Officer Job in Wajir Kenya

Save the Children


AGI-K Programme Officer

Team / Programme: Agi-K Programme

Location: Wajir


Grade:  4

Post Type: National
 

Child Safeguarding: Level 3 – the responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with or access to children or young people


Role Purpose: SCI Kenya is implementing an Adolescent Girls Initiative (AGI-K) Action Research across four sectors of Health, Wealth Creation, Education and Prevention of Violence, in Wajir County, together with other partners namely; Population Council, Plan International and APHRC. 

This program is expected to significantly contribute to investing in adolescent girls, with the need to invest early in order to break the downward spiral into early pregnancy, early marriage and intergenerational poverty.


It is also expected that evidence from research will influence national policy and support scaled up, cost-effective interventions for adolescent girls in the future. This is also in line with Save the Children’s Theory of Change.


Save the Children will work with the government of Kenya at both national and county levels and communities to facilitate the randomized control trial to test a package of multi sectorial interventions for girls ages 11-14  and also the most cost-effective that will provide the greatest impact for girls in Northern Kenya and urban slums
 

Scope of Role: The Program officer will provide technical support and leadership to community mentors required for the successful implementation of Adolescent girls programming and will support the Program Coordinator in awareness raising activities, including the provision of information on the project interventions. 

The AGI-K officer will be responsible for providing training and mentoring to adolescent girl’s mentors and the Community Facilitators.

Reports to: AGI-K Programme Coordinator

Dimensions: Save the Children has been operational in Kenya since the 1950s, providing support to children through developmental and humanitarian relief programmes delivered both directly and through local partners. 

Current programming focuses on child protection, child rights governance, education, health, HIV/AIDS, livelihoods, nutrition and WASH. 

In 2012, as part of a global reorganization process, Save the Children combined the programmes of SC UK, SC Canada and SC Finland to create a single operation in Kenya. 

In Feb 2014, we completed a second transition, which saw us join forces with the British INGO, Merlin, and merge their health and nutrition programmes with our own. 

Save the Children now has an operational presence in Bungoma, Dadaab Refugee Camp, Garissa, Mandera, Turkana and Wajir and we work through partners in many other parts of the country. 

We employ nearly 300 staff and will have an operating annual budget in 2016 of approximately US$20 million.

Staff directly reporting to this post: None

Key Areas of Accountability:

Support to Programme Delivery

  • Under the supervision of the Programme Coordinator, provide technical oversight and capacity-building through training, mentorship and on-the-job support for community health extension workers (CHEWs) and community mentors for the delivery of the safe space model 
  • Ensure that the community mobilization and participation aspect of the AGI-K programme is implemented according to plan, including training, materials adaptation and monitoring of outcomes  
  • Support in the development, management and facilitation of the community engagement strategy, plan  of action and activities identified by the community
  • Provide leadership and guidance regarding project activities under each cluster  to all community workers to ensure all programme activities meet best practice standards as well as taking lead in discussions sessions for adolescent programming
  • The AGI-K Program Officer will provide programmatic support required for the successful implementation of Adolescent girls programming and will support the Programme Coordinator in awareness raising activities, including the provision of information on available health services and facilitating referrals through the support of CHEWs.
  • Work with AGI-K program team to monitor project activities regularly, ensuring adolescent girls attend discussion sessions as laid out in the program model
  • Strengthen and maintain networks with community leaders and groups to ensure support from the community and to encourage greater communication, collaboration and coordination among partners.
  • Participate in development of monthly outreach plans with community workers, based on program needs; include strategies to reach girls who are more isolated.
  • Ensures strict adherence to the guidelines as outlined for the various interventions and clusters.
  • Assist with developing adequate project monitoring systems and help to ensure that community  workers utilize these systems correctly and consistently
  • Support the community facilitators and mentors develop referral pathways for violence prevention & response and ensure a community perspective is included. Ensure referral pathways are shared and understood within the community
  • Encourage parent/caregiver partnerships in participating in the wellbeing of adolescent girls 

Partnerships for social mobilisation

  • Good coordination with partners including the community in the program area
  • Capacity of implementing partners in planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting is strengthened, in particular with community contracts
  • Actively participate in forums and other relevant forums at sub county level 

Monitoring and evaluation

  • Work with the Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) team and the operations research partner for monitoring and evaluation of programme activities including preparation of monitoring reports, documents and lessons learned.
  • Supports the implementation of an accountability mechanism for participants in the AGI-K  programme
  • Carry out regular field monitoring/spot checks
  • Participate in milestone meetings for monitoring of the progress of the programme such as mid-term reviews, strategy meetings, previews and reviews and annual reviews.

Competencies
 

1. Leading

  • Delivering Results: Takes personal responsibility and holds others to account to deliver our ambitious goals for children, continually improving own performance or that of the team/organisation.
  • Developing Self and Others: Invests time and energy to actively develop self and others to help realise their full potential, and to build the organisation’s capability for the future.
  • Leading and Inspiring Others: Demonstrates leadership in all our work, role models our values and articulates a compelling vision to inspire others to achieve goals for our children.

2. Thinking

  • Problem Solving and Decision Making: Takes effective, considered and timely decisions by gathering and evaluating relevant information from within or outside the organisation and making appropriate judgements.
  • Applying Technical Expertise: Applies the required technical and professional expertise to the highest standards, promotes and shares best practices within and outside the organisation.
  • Innovating and Adapting: Develops and implements innovative solutions to adapt and succeed in an ever – changing, uncertain work and global environment.

3. Engaging

  • Working Effectively with others: Works collaboratively to achieve shared goals and thrives on diversity of people and perspectives. Knows when to lead and when to follow and how to ensure effective cross- boundary working.
  • Communicating with Impact: Communicates clearly and confidently with others to engage and Influence, Promotes dialogue and ensures timely and appropriate messages, building confidence and trust with others.
  • Networking: Builds and uses sustainable relationships and networks to support the work of Save the Children.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Advanced University Degree in the social/behavioural sciences, (Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology, Health Education)
  • Minimum 3 years of relevant professional work experience in the development, planning and management of social development programmes with practical experience of working with women and girls.
  • Clear understanding of gender, abuse of power, and issues surrounding violence against women and girls, in addition to child protection 
  • Demonstrated experience of developing effective working relationships with senior stakeholders from government agencies, international organisations, community NGO, academics and opinion-leaders.
  • Experience in community mobilisation and child participation within the development context.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in facilitation and training skills in non-formal settings
  • Strong expertise and understanding of key issues affecting adolescent girls in Northern Kenya such as early marriage, FGM.
  • Excellent communication skills, including fluency in written and spoken English and strong inter-personal and advisory skills

Competencies:

  • Has high-level communication skills’, including engaging and informative formal public speaking.
  • Able to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Sets high standards for quality and consistently achieves project goals.
  • Translates strategic direction into plans and objectives.
  • Maintains and extends an effective network of individuals within the organisation and with government and development partners
  • Negotiates effectively by exploring a range of possibilities.
  • Demonstrates and shares detailed technical knowledge and expertise.
  • Proven ability to work as a team.
  • Somali speaking will be an added advantage.
How to Apply

Interested candidates are required to submit a CV and mandatory Cover letter indicating the Position they are applying for in the subject line to  wajir.jobapplications@savethechildren.org  by 30th March 2016.

Hand delivered applications will not be accepted.

Due to the urgency of having the two posts filled, applications will be reviewed as they are received.