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Kenya: Experts – County Health Information Systems

Organization: Palladium International
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 18 Jul 2018

Background information: Since the beginning of 2018, ESHE has engaged counties in work planning sessions where technical assistance intervention areas for improved access and uptake of FP services have been prioritised. So far, the counties of Baringo, Wajir, Garrissa, Mandera, Samburu and Turkana have been engaged in this process and work plans to be implemented have been developed. Health information systems (HIS) strengthening has been identified as a priority area for technical assistance. To ensure more targeted technical assistance, some counties have requested rapid HIS needs assessment to define the specific HIS bottlenecks/gaps as well as solutions and strategies to address those bottlenecks. Some have requested for more specific HIS technical assistance. To respond to these county requests, the ESHE programme seeks services of experienced HIS consultants to provide technical assistance to the counties. Based on the outcome of the initial support, the consultant may be further assigned to provide more targeted technical assistance to specific counties.Purpose of the assignment: The overall purpose of this consultancy is to provide targeted health information systems strengthening technical assistance to selected counties supported under the DFID funded ESHE program. This support is expected to strengthen data quality for monitoring FP response as well as promoting effective use of data for decision making in FP programming. While some tasks are general and may apply to all focus counties, county specific HIS technical assistance areas will be defined as part of the rapid HIS capacity strengthening needs assessment. The specific tasks to be implemented are as outlined in the matrix below.

Tasks and deliverables: This section of the ToR presents HIS strengthening tasks that have already been requested by the counties. The table presents a general description of the tasks which may slightly change based on inception discussions with the specific counties. While the ToR presents proposed methods and approaches, prospective consultants are encouraged in consultation with the HSS Advisor to propose additional innovative approaches for implementing the outlined tasks.

TasksProposed LoEDeliverables

  • Undertake rapid HIS capacity strengthening needs assessment 7 days per county

  • Detailed county specific report outlining the health information system gaps/bottlenecks, solutions and strategies for addressing the gaps, proposed targeted ESHE TA to address identified bottlenecks and a county agreed action plan for implementing the proposed ESHE technical assistance.

  • DHIS training 8 days

  • DHIS Training agenda

  • Power point presentations and any other relevant training materials including case studies for group activities

  • Training report with action plan for implementing skills attained

  • Data Quality Assessments and Audits 8 days per county

  • DQA tool with special focus on FP

  • Training agenda, power point presentation and other relevant training materials

  • DQA report

Prospective consultants must meet the following minimum qualifications and skills:

  • Advanced degree in information Science, statistics, health records management, monitoring and evaluation, demography, public health epidemiology or related field
  • Demonstrated experience in providing health systems strengthening support to counties including in DHIS training
  • Demonstrated expertise in HMIS and familiarity with the DHIS2 platform
  • An understanding of relevant indicators used to track family planning service provision
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Experience developing and implementing training programs in health information systems

Timeframe: Although timing may change based on the inception meetings with the targeted counties, tasks outlined in these terms of reference are to be implemented within the month of July and August 2018. The DHIS training for Mandera County is specifically planned for implementation starting the week of July 4th 2018. The final schedule for each task will be developed and agreed with the specific counties.

Reporting: The consultant will report to and work under supervision of the Health Systems Strengthening (HSS) advisor. All deliverables will be approved by the ESHE Team Leader with guidance of the HSS Advisor.

How to apply:

Please follow this link to apply: http://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=QXZhLkJlY2suMTMwNzcuMzgzMEBwYWxsYWRpdW0uYXBsaXRyYWsuY29t

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Kenya: Regional Human Resources Manager, Ipas Africa Alliance

Organization: Ipas
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 21 Jul 2018

Ipas works globally so that women and girls have improved sexual and reproductive health and rights through enhanced access to and use of safe abortion and contraceptive care. We believe in a world where every woman and girl has the right and ability to determine her own sexuality and reproductive health.

Ipas, a global, non-profit reproductive health organization, is seeking a Regional Human Resources Manager for Africa located either in the Africa Alliance office in Nairobi, Kenya, or nested in one of Ipas country programs across the region. The Regional HR Manager is responsible for supervising the Senior HR Advisor who primarily supports Ipas’s Kenya and Uganda operations and for providing leadership support, technical assistance in HR management to other country programs. This position’s responsibilities may include providing guidance and support to ensure the following: adequate organizational staffing and structures, compliant employee contracts; effective recruitment and on-boarding processes, separation management, competitive compensation and benefits, compliance with and development of organizational policies, training and development, and performance management practices.


• Guides and coordinates the region’s effort to strengthen country-level HR Management capacity to increase delegation of authority and responsibility to country offices
• Works closely with HR expert counterparts in country offices to establish synergies and represent country perspectives in global initiatives
• Works closely with HR point-persons in country offices to provide technical assistance and guidance
• Supports country offices with senior level recruitment needs and onboarding of selected individuals
• Supports country programs in evaluating and updating benefits packages and salary benchmarking for local market
• Provides guidance and support to country offices in assessing organizational structures and implementing structural changes
• Provides guidance to country programs to ensure compliance with employment laws and minimum Human Resources standards
• Works closely with the Kenya office’s Senior HR Advisor, Global HR at Ipas’s North Carolina headquarters, and the Africa Program Support Team to provide HR leadership, management and technical support
• Supervises the Sr HR Advisor who primarily supports Kenya and Uganda, and dedicates a portion of time to the Africa region
• Supports HR policies dissemination and interpretation as required
• Supports country offices in implementing continual performance management and improvement through development of coaching and mentoring plans for their teams
• Designs and supports relevant learning and development programs for Africa program teams
• Represents Africa programs in the development and implementation of the annual employee engagement surveys, reports back on surveys’ outcomes, and works with Country Directors in improving organizational climate, as requested
• Performs other duties as assigned


• Bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management, Social Sciences or related field
• At least 15 years’ relevant and progressively responsible experience in human resources, especially in a global/multi-country context
• Professional qualification in human resource management (CHRP, IHRM, etc.)
• Demonstrated professional-level oral and written fluency in English
• Experience with coaching and mentoring staff related to human resource processes
• Working knowledge of an array of African country labor laws and staffing strategies
• Experience working in a global matrix organization
• Working knowledge of HR policies and procedures gained from international NGO experience

• Ability to travel 30%

• Master’s degree in Human Resource Management, Social Sciences or related field
• Oral and/or written fluency in French or Portuguese

How to apply:

please apply at https://jobs-ipas.icims.com/jobs/1844/regional-human-resources-manager%2c-ipas-africa-alliance/job

Kenya: Senior Technical Advisor, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning

Organization: Gold Star Kenya
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 04 Jun 2018

GoldStar Kenya (GS Kenya) is a Kenyan nonprofit health non-government organization dedicated to empowering communities for better health by advancing and implementing integrated, locally driven and evidence-based solutions. GS Kenya, through its flagship social franchise health programs, currently reaches 16 of the 47 Kenya counties. GS Kenya is currently seeking qualified candidates for the following position for the follow-on program, the Kenya Tuberculosis Support Program, funded by the United States Agency for International Development in Kenya (USAID/KEA).

Recruitment into the position is consequent to the USAID/KEA release of Notice of Funding Opportunity (NFO) No: 72061518RFA00001 and subsequent to the successful award of the program to GS Kenya. In addition, the selection of the final applicant for each position is subject to USAID/KEA approval.


The Senior Technical Adviser, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) will support the monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) needs of the Kenya Tuberculosis Support program. S/he will lead the development of program monitoring, evaluation and learning plans (MELP) and strategies that comply with program requirements, USAID/KEA and the National Tuberculosis, Leprosy and Lung Disease Program (NTLDP) requirements and data quality standards. The Senior Technical Advisor MEL will have primary responsibility to develop MEL plans, Collaborating, Learning and Adapting (CLA) plans and assist program staff to implement those plans and monitor/evaluate overall program progress against the MELP and facilitate attainment of program M&E milestones/deliverables. S/he will support the design and implementation of special studies and assessments as determined and assigned by the Chief of Party. The Senior Technical Advisor, MEL will work closely with operations and other program staff to ensure that program activities are well implemented and sufficiently documented to the required standards.


The Technical Advisor, Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) will be responsible for the M&E components of the project, and will serve as the primary lead in the design of the M&E tools and framework for the project, and in the development of monthly, quarterly and annual project reports. Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Work closely with program teams to support design and lead MEL portfolio of work including MEL start-up activities, supporting the MELP and CLA plan development, updating the program theory of change, supporting technical team work planning and collaborating with USAID/KEA MEL counterparts, etc
  • Collaborate with NTLDP and program teams to implement MELPs including developing data collection systems and tools, setting targets, designing and implementing baseline assessments, assisting with the development of quarterly reports and baseline assessments, where needed.
  • Develop data quality assurance processes and systems and lead their implementation.
  • Acting as technical backstop to strategic partner, NTLDP and field-based program staff
  • Leading the design and implementation of the program MEL tools and frameworks
  • Assisting with monitoring, evaluation and reporting activities to partner and other donor agencies. Prepare success stories, case studies and other knowledge management products as required.
  • Overseeing the timely and accurate collection and analysis of data for quality monthly, quarterly and annual project progress reports
  • Developing and implementing interventions to improve the use of data for effective decision-making to improve program performance at National and County levels;
  • In collaboration with NTLDP and other partners, develop the capacity of relevant staff on MEL;
  • Meeting regularly with NTLDP and other key stakeholders to review program performance and to identify interventions for improved performance;
  • Providing strategic guidance on the introduction and roll out of innovative technologies to improve TB management and monitoring at national and county levels;
  • Lead the design and monitoring of operational research to identify and address TB program gaps to improve program performance including study protocol, questionnaire development, consent forms, ethics review applications, data analysis and presentation of findings in multiple communication formats.


  • A Master’s degree in public health, public policy, epidemiology, demography, social science or related field
  • At least 7-10 years professional experience in monitoring, evaluation and research of USAID funded public health programs, especially in activities related to infectious diseases and health systems strengthening with a minimum of 3 years’ experience in M&E in TB, in a senior-level position
  • Experience with the design and/or implementation of TB MEL programs and operational research is advantageous
  • Excellent English language written and oral communications skills.
  • Kenyan nationals and other candidates currently based in the East Africa region are encouraged to apply.

How to apply:

Gold Star Kenya has a competitive compensation package and is an equal opportunity employer. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply via email to: GSKenya-HR@goldstarkenya.org and please specify source in your application and indicate position on the subject line. CV/resume including salary requirements, to be received not later than 4th June 2018.

Kindly note that only shortlisted persons will be contacted.

Kenya: Senior Gender Advisor – Job Reference No. SGA 05/2018 (READVERTISEMENT)

Organization: AGRA
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 28 May 2018

About AGRA

Founded in 2006, the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), is an African-led African-based organization that seeks to catalyze Agriculture Transformation in Africa. AGRA is focused on putting smallholder farmers at the center of the continent’s growing economy by transforming agriculture from a solitary struggle to survive into farming as a business that thrives. As the sector that employs the majority of Africa’s people, nearly all of them small-scale farmers, AGRA recognizes that developing smallholder agriculture into a productive, efficient, and sustainable system is essential to ensuring food security, lifting millions out of poverty, and driving equitable growth across the continent. While both men and women are engaged in agriculture in Africa, their roles are often differentiated by gender and women face significant difficulties in accessing quality inputs, finance, extension services, information about available opportunities and markets. AGRA recognizes that closing the gender gaps in access to and control over resources, and promoting the empowerment of women and youth are all essential to catalyzing and sustaining an agriculture transformation in Africa.

Therefore, AGRA’s vision for a sustainable, inclusive agriculture transformation in Africa, requires the inclusion and empowerment of women, men and youth, at all levels of the agriculture system. AGRA has recently rolled out a new 5-year strategy to catalyze and sustain an Inclusive Agricultural Transformation in Africa to increase incomes and improve food security for 30 million farmers. AGRA will deliver this strategy through an approach that simultaneously catalyzes change at farmer level, strengthens input and output market systems and puts government at the center to enable and champion private-sector-led agricultural growth at national level.

To support this transformation, AGRA is seeking to recruit an experienced and exceptional individual to the position of Senior Gender Advisor.

Position Summary

Reporting to the VP, Policy & Partnerships, the Senior Gender Advisor, will be in charge of ensuring a gender strategy is in place and an understanding of the same by staff, grantees and all other partners at both regional and country levels. S/he will be the key resource in providing quality advisory services to AGRA management and to the country teams in regard to incorporating gender within all programs and activities at AGRA. S/He will be responsible for providing technical support and coordinating internal capacity building, as well as promoting the capacity of partners and grantees through integration of a gender approach in policies and programs, across AGRA. S/He will help position AGRA as a knowledge leader and technical leader in the Gender space with various stakeholders.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

Support the development and refinement of AGRA’s gender strategy and approach

  • Lead in developing and adopting a gender policy with internal accountability and reporting mechanisms including promoting a good working atmosphere
  • Support the strengthening of AGRA’s country plans by incorporating strong gender governance and thinking
  • Be the gender focal person on all gender matters at AGRA in relation to policy priorities, programme development and donor funding
  • Identify and supervise the work of expert consultants providing substantive inputs to the work programme
  • Lead interdisciplinary work and initiatives with the donor community, government, public sector, AGRA countries, multilateral organisations and NGOs to advance gender equality and women’s empowerment at national, regional and global levels

Advisory to AGRA staff and leadership on incorporating gender within all programs and activities at AGRA

  • Provide leadership, timely and high quality advisory services to AGRA management and to the country teams on Gender, ensuring that outputs are delivered in a timely manner according to budget
  • Develop and draft policy guidance, policy positions, issues papers and factsheets on gender, for a range of audiences
  • Lead in conducting evidence-based analysis, and policy dialogue within AGRA and with relevant stakeholders on Gender issues
  • Exercise quality control of policy guidance products and reports on gender;
  • Ensure capacity building of AGRA staff and teams to set and deliver against gender specific targets

Technical support and capacity building for AGRA grantees

  • Develop guidelines for reference by potential grantees and staff during proposal solicitation and development
  • Support the design and development of proposals to ensure incorporation of a well laid out gender strategy
  • Consult with grantees to develop new grant ideas around gender in achieving sustainable productivity growth according to AGRA’s strategy
  • Conduct project visits and provide technical guidance on gender during monitoring and evaluation

Knowledge management and thought leadership in gender

  • Driving the advancement of knowledge management and thought leadership in gender development activities
  • Write project reports, gender technical briefs, abstracts and document success stories
  • Develop and implement effective communication strategies for policy products to maximise their value, visibility and impact within AGRA and the food security and sustainable development community
  • Represent AGRA at designated international meetings and conferences, prepare briefing materials, speaking points and make presentations
  • o Lead in convening meetings and workshops on gender capacity building

Resource mobilization and partner engagement:

  • Lead fund-raising activities for AGRA’s programming from funding sources that specifically address gender advancement ensure the agreed work programme activities are supported by a sustainable funding base
  • Foster relationships and develop strategic partnerships with partner organizations, countries, multilateral organisations and NGOs, working on gender and development.

Key Qualifications and Experience required

  • Minimum of 10 years’ relevant work experience working in similar organization or institutions e.g. a bilateral aid agency, a multilateral organization or with a partner government on gender issues in a developing country context (analytical, policy and operational). Excellent track record in leading evidence-based analysis in the field of development and gender-related issues;
  • At least five (5) years’ Senior-Level experience designing and implementing programs and/or gender development policies and activities in developing countries;
  • A Master’s degree in political sciences, public policy, international relations or other relevant discipline with a specialization in gender and development. Relevant work experience may be considered in lieu of this.
  • An understanding of various African gender laws and devolution related legislations; Understanding of international conventions on gender equality and women’s empowerment;
  • Deep understanding of both the government and private sector policies and governance structures;
  • Experience and proven capacity to communicate effectively with different counterparts (government authorities, heads of agencies, civil society, and the private sector) to align actors and build networks;
  • Experience in managing complex initiatives with proven ability to develop high impact partnerships;
  • Proven leadership ability to influence, develop and empower employees to achieve their best with a team approach;
  • Excellent organizational, and problem solving/decision making skills;
  • Intelligent, motivated self-starter with strong interpersonal skills and work ethics;
  • Results and detail orientated with a very hands-on approach;
  • A working knowledge of French will be an advantage.

An attractive remuneration package commensurate with the responsibilities of the position will be negotiated with the successful candidate.

How to apply:

If you believe you are the right candidate for this position, kindly submit your application with a detailed CV (including your e-mail address and telephone contacts to recruit@agra.org noting to quote the job reference number. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

To be considered, applications must be received on or before 28th May 2018.

For more information on AGRA, please can visit: www.agra.org

AGRA is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Organization: University of Maryland
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 16 Mar 2018

Position : Data Manager

Reports to : Strategic Information (SI) Advisor

Location : Kisii, Kenya.


The Data Manager will be responsible for handing data collected from University of Maryland’s supported health facilities and programs.

He/she will be based at the central office and will be responsible for data cleaning and entry, data analysis and development of databases to accommodate the program needs.

He/she will part of the Strategic Information team and report to the Strategic Information Advisor.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Management of data from facilities including data cleaning, standardization and data entry into project database for reporting
  • Development and updating of data collection tools
  • Ensure that data systems are operational and updated
  • Data reconstruction and computerization from source documents
  • Development of databases for program supported activities as needed
  • Data analysis
  • Preparation of monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual reports for dissemination to program teams


  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, Information Systems, Public Health Informatics, Statistics or Mathematics.
  • At least 3 years’ experience working with HIV data systems
  • Good Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Good analytical and presentation skills,
  • Advanced Computer skills including advanced MS excel and MS Access
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Familiar with USG HIV-related donor reporting requirements
  • More than 3 years of experience in handing health related health information systems.
  • Skills in Database development

How to apply:

Interested candidates who meet the above-mentioned qualifications, are requested to send their cover letter and resume to MGIC_Recruitment@mgic.umaryland.edu indicating the position being applied for on the subject line of the email by 16th March 2018. Applicants are advised to include the position title “**DATA MANAGER- KISII**” as the subject.

The University of Maryland is an equal opportunity employer.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Kenya: Technical Advisor Child Protection (Re-advetisement)

Organization: Terre des hommes
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 20 Mar 2018

Terre des Hommes Netherlands (TdH-NL) in East Africa is looking for a Technical Advisor Child Protection, full time, to be based in Nairobi (Kenya), with frequent travel within the region.

General Characteristics

The Technical Advisor is a position aimed at advising on child rights and child protection policy matters and providing evidence based input for programme development within the organisation. Our work focuses on the issue of child exploitation, with four key programme themes centered around: (1) the Worst Forms of Child Labour; (2) (Commercial) Sexual Exploitation of Children; (3) Child Trafficking and Migration; (4) Child Abuse / Child Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights. TdH-NL also provides humanitarian aid, with a focus on protecting children and their families in emergency situations.

We address child exploitation through five strategies: prevention of the worst forms of child exploitation; provision of services to ensure safe reintegration of child victims; prosecution of those who perpetrate crimes against children; promotion of a safe and conducive social/economic/legal context for children; and partnership & participation to strengthen civil society in the promotion of children’s rights and to include meaningful participation of children.

Objective of the function

Terre des Hommes Netherlands has the ambition to become the Centre of Excellence Against Child Exploitation. The Technical Advisor will profile Terre des Hommes Netherlands as an expert organisation in the fight against it.

The Technical Advisor is responsible for advising on child rights and child protection policy matters. To this end, the position holder acts as an expert contact point for both internal and external bodies.

The Technical Advisor will work towards expanding the TdH-NL portfolio of child protection programming globally, with a special focus on child trafficking and migration, as well as TdH-NL’s other core themes , and will ensure all child protection programming is of excellent technical quality. He/she will ensure that all child protection programmes contribute significantly to Terre des Hommes Netherlands’ strategic objectives, national/global learning and advocacy. The post holder is expected to provide technical advice and support to programme staff and our partners to ensure programming objectives are successfully achieved, both in the region as well as at a global level

Position in the organisation

The Technical Advisor reports to the head of the department within which the function is positioned and has no direct reports of its own. The position is part of the Lobby and Expertise Unit, that supports the development of our organisational (strategic) focus, programme themes, country programmes, institutional fundraising and the relation between these. The unit also supports and coordinates lobby & advocacy activities as well as research.

Result areas

1. Co-develop policy

  • Follows, signals and analyses bottlenecks, trends and developments within and outside the organisation for the assigned policy area/ focus area, both in the region and at a global level.

  • Translates these into consequences, opportunities and/or solutions of the organisation's pursued policy.

  • Contributes to the development and evaluation of (different parts of) the policy.

  • Provides guidance and support in the decision-making process and contributes to the implementation of (policy) proposals.

  • Evaluates the developed policy, signals possible bottlenecks/ deviations and makes proposals for improvement.

Result: Policy has been co-developed in such a way that developments have timely been signalled and analysed and a contribution has been made to the policy within a focus area.

2. Realising policy

  • Supports the organisation in the translation of the approved policy into operational policy plans.

  • Contributes to the development and implementation of projects and programmes by providing advice and support from the own focus area or by participating in project teams.

  • Prepares documents, regulations, decisions and correspondence, and ensures follow-up.

  • Ensures the necessary knowledge transfer in the context of policy implementation.

  • Evaluates the implemented concrete policy actions and/or projects, signals possible bottlenecks/ deviations and undertakes the necessary actions.

Result: The realisation of policy has been contributed to in such a way that concrete plans have been prepared and internal and external stakeholders have timely received the right information.**

3. Advising and providing information

  • Is the point of contact for substantive questions regarding child trafficking and migration, and the other core themes of TdH-NL.

  • Supports and advises the organisation upon request in development processes and in preparing reports for which the substantive expertise is necessary.

  • Provides solicited and unsolicited advice, information, and support regarding the conducted policy to management and involved parties within the organisation.

  • Generates (management) information for annual plans, the budget, and budget monitoring.

  • Supports and advises upon request from the Leadership Team regarding the policy-based validation of proposals from the organisation.

Result: Advice has been given and information has been provided such that management and other involved parties have been informed and advised on policy development in an expert manner.

4. Maintaining contacts

  • Maintains internal and external contacts associated with the function.

  • Builds and maintains a network with stakeholder organisations.

  • Initiates and develops information and knowledge transfer in the relevant policy area and provides information and advice to internal and external stakeholders.

Result: Contacts are maintained in such a way that the organisation is well represented in external circles.

5. Monitor research progress

  • Coordinates and conducts the handling of research in accordance with established procedures and monitors its progress.

  • Monitors the delivery of reports and research, especially progress and final reports, and deals with this in accordance with the procedures set out for this purpose.

  • Periodically communicates the status/progress to the manager and signals bottlenecks.

  • Maintains contacts with external parties (referees, grant recipients, researchers) for administrative and organisational support and answers questions.

  • Coordinates and co-monitors the progress of research projects based on lead time, budget, and delivery criteria.

  • Screens the assessment of the results of current and conducted studies/ projects especially for relevance to the target group of organisation, implementation opportunities and PR value and communicates about this with internal stakeholders.

Result: Research questions have been coordinated and progress has been monitored in such a way that involved parties have fully and accurately been informed in time, and that current research projects can be completed within scheduled lead time, budget, and delivery criteria.

6. Utilise publicity and media opportunities

  • Signals publicity opportunities regarding general developments in the organisation's focus area and regarding research funded by the organisation, and coordinates these with the manager and internal parties involved.

  • Advises managers and internal parties involved regarding communication statements about (results of) scientific research.

Result: Publicity and media opportunities have correctly and timely been utilised.

Knowledge and skills

  • High level vocational or academic (university) education at bachelor level (NL: HBO/WO, Bachelor)

  • High level applied or academic professional and intellectual ability.

  • Extensive knowledge of child exploitation, specifically in relation to Child Trafficking and Child Migration at the regional and global level.

  • Knowledge of and insight in the target group and developments in society.

  • Knowledge of subject fields in which research is being conducted (​proven analytical and report writing skills is essential​).

  • Skills in the development and implementation of policies.

  • Extensive knowledge of and experience in children's rights issues.

  • Proven experience in capacity building of civil society organisations.

  • Experience with Child Rights based programming.

  • Experience in preparing and presenting to national, regional and global fora.

  • Five years of experience in a similar position in a similar organisation.

  • Experience with Lobby & Advocacy, specifically within the policy area of Child Trafficking and Migration/global trends and developments.

Competence profile

A. Analytical capacity

Understanding the essence of complex issues by logical reasoning, investigation of potential causes, separation of key messages from the mass of detail and acknowledgment of their interdependence.

Level 3: Supports and involves others in the immediate vicinity in issue analysis while demonstrating exemplary behaviour.

B. Networking

Builds relationships and networks that are helpful when realising objectives and utilises informal networks to get things done.

Level 3: Knows how to build and to maintain relationships in support of the realisation of his or her personal objectives and those of the organisational entity. Is regarded as a specialist in the field of networking.

C. The power of persuasion

Expressing opinions convincingly, demonstrating interaction and debating effectively, thereby generating acceptance of viewpoints and ideas.

Level 2: Defends and argues points of view with tact and in a clear and convincing manner while taking another opinion into account.

D. Vision

The ability to see patterns and underlying relationships in information and be able to translate these to ideas and future situations.

Level 2: Recognises relevant information and developments and applies these on the job.

Job Level: D

Contract period: One year contract with a possibility of extension.

How to apply:

Please send your motivation letter and curriculum vitae by e-mail to: recruitment.africa@tdh.nl clearly demonstrating how you meet the qualifications for this position, no later than by Tuesday, 20th March 2018. For more information about this position, you can contact us through the same email address.

This is a national position. Only candidates who are entitled to work in either Kenya, Uganda or Ethiopia through citizenship or permanent residence should apply.

Note that due to the expected large responses only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Terre des Hommes Netherlands is committed to keeping children safe. We therefore implement child safeguarding measures as part of our selection and recruitment process.

The selection procedure will also include an assessment test, and checking of recent professional references.


Organization: CARE USA
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 23 Mar 2018

CARE has taken on a transformational agenda and we need great talent to join us!

CARE’s strategy for Women’s Economic Empowerment (WEE)focuses on four interrelated and key pathways to economic empowerment, based on a combination of women’s core economic roles as producers, workers, entrepreneurs, and consumers, CARE’s decade-long experience, and where we expect to have the most impact:

  1. Financial inclusion
  2. Women and value chain
  3. Dignified work
  4. Entrepreneurship

CARE is seeking a WEE/Entrepreneurship Advisor who will lead and take forward the work on entrepreneurship in CARE. This role is critical to CARE’s success and will directly support CARE’s ambitions on Women’s Economic Empowerment. The person in this role will work closely with the other leads on key pathways to economic empowerment (financial inclusion, women and value chains and dignified work) to ensure consistency, coordination and synergies across teams.

The WEE/Entrepreneurship Advisor will facilitate the design and understanding of good entrepreneurship programmes/projects within CARE amongst country offices and members. S/he will identify good practices and develop tools that are easy for the country offices to use provide technical advice to CARE Norway, and other supported programmes/projects to strengthen women’s economic empowerment and entrepreneurship.

The person in this role must possess a good understanding and experience of emerging trends, learning and accountability within women’s economic empowerment and especially entrepreneurship. S/he is expected to remain engaged with external actors who lead in this field. This is an individual contributor role and will not directly manage other staff. However, s/he will work independently and must be highly skilled in creating change, improvements and building capacity through effective collaboration with colleagues of different backgrounds and cultures.


  • Strategy and Programme quality to provide thought leadership on entrepreneurship in CARE
  • Influence change in practice internally through networking and communications
  • Influence change in policy and practice through external communications and advocacy
  • Enable Fund-raising and resource mobilization for Entrepreneurship
  • Strengthen and develop the WEE/Entrepreneurship component
  • Team membership


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or relevant field
  • Master’s degree in relevant area or 5 years of practical expertise preferred
  • 6 years of experience working on a variety of international development and humanitarian settings
  • Proven experience developing and managing entrepreneurship programmes/projects
  • Experience with gender in development/humanitarian response
  • Familiarity with donor thinking on entrepreneurship and women’s economic empowerment
  • Experience of writing funding proposals to institutional donors
  • A good grasp of contemporary issues and debates around entrepreneurship and economic empowerment
  • Excellent knowledge of entrepreneurship in low and middle-income countries
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate complex ideas simply in writing and verbally
  • Must possess the ability to work independently and be self-motivated
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Excellent spoken and written English
  • Fluency in French desired

How to apply:

To apply for this position, please visit our website at http://chp.tbe.taleo.net/chp02/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=CAREUSA&cws=1&rid=4147

Our diversity is our strength; we encourage people from all backgrounds and experiences, particularly women, to apply.

CARE USA is an equal opportunity employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you’d like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please click here.

The closing date for this posting, if listed, is approximate. Job postings may be removed from CARE's career website at any time.

Kenya: Child Survival and Nutrition Technical Advisor

Organization: Save the Children
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 24 Nov 2017

Child Survival and Nutrition Technical Advisor

Save the Children is the world's leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children's lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfil their potential.

We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

We have over two million supporters worldwide and raised 1.9 billion dollars last year to reach more children than ever before, through programmes in health, nutrition, education, protection and child rights, also in times of humanitarian crises.

Following a major transition, our international programmes are now delivered through a merged operation with 15,000 staff, managed through seven regional hubs and reporting to a relatively small, central office. We're changing to become more efficient, more aligned, a better partner, a stronger advocate, a magnet for world-class people and relevant for the 21st century.

Role Purpose:

The Child Survival and Nutrition Technical Advisor (CS and Nutrition TA) takes overall responsibility of Child Survival (child health, immunization) and nutrition in Afya Halisi project. Afya Halisi is a USAID funded 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.

The Child Survival and Nutrition Technical Advisor will provide technical oversight in service delivery with emphasis on child health, immunization and nutrition services. He/she should be knowledgeable and skilled in child health, immunization and nutrition programming to allow effective demand creation and quality service delivery at community and facility levels. In collaboration with project team and partners, the position will support the design and implementation of evidence based high impact interventions. He/she will be responsible for preparation of annual work plans, capacity building of project and MoH staff, quality implementation of interventions and effective coordination of the program with collaborating partners. He/she will work with other project staff and field teams to support area level advocacy for child health and nutrition services.

Contract Duration: 1 Year with a possibility of extension

Location: Kitui


  • Medicine/ Clinical Medicine/Nursing with a post graduate degree in public health/global health; community health; health management with training and experience in and project planning and management techniques
  • Knowledge of current global and regional public health debates in child survival and nutrition
  • Recommended a minimum of five years of relevant technical experience including at senior level. Experience working within the devolved Kenyan health system is a must.
  • Proven experience and skills in research and advocacy and influencing institutional, private and/or corporate donors and writing up high quality donor reports
  • Experience of working with local/national governments and capacity building of systems, partners and staff
  • Ability to extensively travel for project monitoring and provide on-site technical support to field teams
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching
  • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international and matrix management environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • Strong results orientation, with the ability to challenge existing mindsets
  • Experience of solving complex issues through analysis, definition of a clear way forward and ensuring buy in
  • Ability to present complex information in a succinct and compelling manner
  • Fluency in English, both verbal and written, required
  • Commitment to Save the Children values

Please apply in English saving your CV and covering letter as a single document. To see a full a job description, please visit our website at www.savethechildren.net/jobs

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse. Employment is subject to our Child protection standards including background checks and adherence to our Child Safeguarding Policy

Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified talent.

Disclaimer: Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through recruitment agents

How to apply:

Please follow this link to apply: http://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=bW9uaWNhLjIxNTg5LjM4MzBAc2F2ZXRoZWNoaWxkcmVuYW8uYXBsaXRyYWsuY29t

Kenya: Senior Energy Vacancies (East, West and Southern Africa) – 3 posts

Organization: Practical Action
Country: Kenya, Senegal, Zimbabwe
Closing date: 24 Nov 2017

We at Practical Action have an exciting ambition to bring power to millions of poor people across Africa.

We, together with our partners, are already making great progress on this journey but we now are ready to make a big step change – to take our ideas and experience to real scale we are looking for a number highly motivated and capable individuals to join us to strengthen our regional teams in East, West and Southern Africa.

If you have significant experience in the energy sector at a senior level and are able to innovate, collaborate and deliver to an international standard then do read on ……..

Practical Action is an international non-governmental organization (NGO) that works through programme, consulting and advocacy channels to deliver large scale change that transforms the lives of people living in, or vulnerable to poverty.

Working throughout Africa, Asia and Latin America, Practical Action delivers a National, Regional and Global role in the renewable energy sector.

This role facilitates access to modern, off-grid energy for low-income consumers through research, analysis and policy advice, technology development and adaptation, piloting new delivery models and catalysing development of energy access markets. We deliver this through managing a large portfolio of on the ground projects working with partners and in consortia, through delivering technical assistance through consultancy teams into governments, private sector and institutions and through driving an advocacy and influencing agenda focused on achieving total energy access for the poor.

We are now looking for a number of qualified and capable individuals who are excited by our ambition to join our Practical Action teams in the East, West and Southern Africa regional offices to support the respective regional leadership in delivering our energy ambitions:

· Senior Energy Advisor: 2 posts – Kenya (East Africa) and Senegal (West Africa)

· Energy Systems and Innovation Lead: 1 post – Zimbabwe (Southern Africa)

Senior Energy Advisor

The regional senior energy advisors will be responsible for driving our energy change ambitions through the management of projects, provision of technical advice, leading innovation in new work generation, building the network of associates, line-managing project staff and facilitating joint working with Practical Action's other regional and country offices in Africa and United Kingdom. As a member of the Practical Action global energy team, the advisors will contribute to development of the organization's energy thematic work worldwide.

Minimum Requirements

  • A Master degree in energy, economics or other relevant discipline

  • At least seven (7) years' relevant work experience in designing and implementing energy access projects or consultancy assignments within the NGO or private sectors, in Africa and internationally (relevant experience in the region of choice is highly preferable)

  • Fluency in written and spoken English (for both regional roles) and French (for West Africa only) is essential.

Energy Systems and Innovation Lead

Reporting to the Regional Director, the Energy Systems and Innovation Lead plays a leadership role within the Senior Management Team (SMT) accountable for providing innovative and impactful thought leadership in Zimbabwe, Malawi and the Southern Africa region. The post holder will shape all our regional energy work and provide senior leadership focused on delivering the impact we desire through our energy change ambitions, learning and evidence building, collaborative approaches for change at scale and fundraising.

Minimum Requirements

  • First degree in an energy related field and a Master’s degree in an energy related field;

  • At least 15 years of working experience of which at least 5 years in the rural energy access thematic area in Southern Africa and/ or other developing countries;

  • In-depth understanding of the energy development priorities of Zimbabwe and Malawi, as a strategic thinker, energy policy environment and analytical ability to unfold systemic issues will be essential;

  • Fluency in English.

For detailed Job Descriptions of the vacancies visit: https://practicalaction.org/jobs

The above vacancies are on national terms and conditions. Qualified candidates with proven capabilities are encouraged to apply and to indicate where they have a legal right to work and also if they have a location preference.

How to apply:

If you have the knowledge, experience, skills and the ability we are looking for, please send your cover letter and updated CV by email to**:** recruitment@practicalaction.or.ke no later than 24th November 2017. Please indicate the position being applied for and a preferred location on the email subject e.g. Application for Regional Senior Energy Advisor – East Africa

Practical Action positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates and does not take into consideration factors that are not relevant such as sex, race, disability, age, caste, tribe, belief, religion etc.

Kenya: Humanitarian Advocacy Advisor

Organization: Save the Children
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 22 Nov 2017

Humanitarian Advocacy Advisor

Save the Children is the world's leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children's lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfil their potential.

We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

We have over two million supporters worldwide and raised 1.9 billion dollars last year to reach more children than ever before, through programmes in health, nutrition, education, protection and child rights, also in times of humanitarian crises.

Following a major transition, our international programmes are now delivered through a merged operation with 15,000 staff, managed through seven regional hubs and reporting to a relatively small, central office. We're changing to become more efficient, more aligned, a better partner, a stronger advocate, a magnet for world-class people and relevant for the 21st century.Role Purpose:

The Humanitarian Advocacy Advisor provides overall advocacy support to the ongoing humanitarian response in Kenya. He/she, in liaison with the Head of Advocacy and Campaigns and the Kenya Response Team Leader, will be required to provide strategic direction to Save the Children's humanitarian advocacy work in Kenya. The role will be responsible for guiding development and implementation of humanitarian advocacy strategies that will influence government authorities, key donors, Save the Children members and other key stakeholders of the humanitarian response to achieve positive and lasting changes to fulfil children's rights both in the immediate relief phase of the response as well as in the recovery, rehabilitation and reconstruction phases. The role will interact with the Humanitarian Advocacy Working Group (HAWG) and represent Save the Children in country. The function will be a focal person for advocacy enquiries in the Country Office / Response Team. The function will involve national advocacy leadership on the immediate crisis and response, and related longer-term issues. This function will be part of the Response Team in order to ensure that key advocacy messages and strategies are informed by the response and shaped in close consultation with the Response Team Leader. The Humanitarian Advocacy Advisor will seek clarification on any politically-sensitive matters which may impact upon the response operations and seek appropriate sign off (e.g. Country Director level) on any messaging or products Contract Duration: 6 months

Location: Nairobi


  • A minimum of 7 years' advocacy experience in a corporate or an NGO environment, with experience in successfully leading the development and implementation of advocacy strategies preferably with humanitarian advocacy experience.
  • Good knowledge of the humanitarian structures and systems.
  • Experience in leading the creation and implementation of a strategy, demonstrating the ability to identify the necessary steps towards an ambitious goal.
  • Experience of a range of campaigning and advocacy techniques and approaches.
  • Experience in influencing government, donors, and other organisations through representation and/or advocacy.
  • Demonstrable creative ability in accessing new opportunities, expertise and ideas.
  • Demonstrable track record of leading change which has led to significant results for the organisation and their stakeholders.
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing and negotiation.
  • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Strong results orientation, with the ability to challenge existing mind-sets.
  • Ability to present complex information in a succinct and compelling manner.
  • Strong research and policy development skills, good capacity to develop policy briefs and papers.
  • Experience of building networks, resulting in securing significant new opportunities for the organisation.
  • Experience of solving complex issues through analysis, definition of a clear way forward and ensuring buy in.
  • Knowledge of children's rights key international agreements and conventions.
  • Commitment to Save the Children values.
  • Excellence in written and spoken English.

Please apply in English saving your CV and covering letter as a single document. To see a full a job description, please visit our website at

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse. Employment is subject to our Child protection standards including background checks and adherence to our Child Safeguarding Policy

Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified talent.

Disclaimer: Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through recruitment agents

How to apply:

Please follow this link to apply: http://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=bW9uaWNhLjkyNjk5LjM4MzBAc2F2ZXRoZWNoaWxkcmVuYW8uYXBsaXRyYWsuY29t