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Kenya: Programme Quality Manager

Organization: CBM
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 03 May 2018

Objective:

The Programme Quality Manager will ensure that CBM programme strategy, policies, standards, technical guidelines and procedures are understood and adhered to by the country and regional level, providing necessary coaching and support to and checks with Country Offices. This includes supporting the effective annual and multi-year planning of projects and progammes ensuring Country Offices are fulfilling programme objectives and utilisation of budgets. S/he also manages CBM’s programmes and partnerships at regional level, including disability inclusion and advocacy work, and ensures its alignment with CBM’s Federation strategy, internal standards and procedures.

Main tasks

Partnership and programme management

  • Conduct an assessement of programme quality gaps in the region as the basis for a 3-year regional regional programme development plan broken down into annual operational plans, and ensure implementation.
  • Guide, support and regularly train Country Offices to ensure partnership policies as well as programme standards, policies and procedures established at International level are understood and implemented at country level; support with capacity development measures as required. This includes utilisation of relevant monitoring, learning and evaluation tools and compliance therewith. Ensure the same at regional level.
  • In cases where Specific Intervention Countries are managed by the Regional Hub, oversee the development, implementation and monitoring of respective programmes in collaboration with relevant Member Associations and Initiatives/Technical leads.
  • Ensure performance of quality checks of the development of new partnerships and project/programme proposals at the country level, facilitate their approval in accordance with CBM’s delegated authority levels.
  • In collaboration with the Finance Manager, monitor burn/implementation rates at Country Office level and ensure corrective programmatic measures are taken were necessary.

  • Coordinate the programmatic review of Country Plans prior to their presentation for approval.

  • Act as a backstop for pursuing programmatic opportunities and addressing challenges at country and regional level.

  • Provide institutional funding expertise in the scoping, establishment and implementation of complex/large scale grants and engage with Member Associations, Initiatives/technical leads and Country Offices in the development, planning and monitoring of such grants (multi-country, consortia, etc.).

  • Conduct regular evaluations and audits of the Country programmes and provide guidance and coordination on external project evaluations.

  • Identify and assess regional partnership opportunities, recommend for approval and manage regional relationships.

  • With Regional Advisors and Inititative/technical leads, ensure best evidence in programming in the countries in the region is collated, and promote and document peer-to-peer learning; disseminate this learning across countries and to the wider CBM Federation through agreed channels.

  • Actively promote CBM’s accountability commitments towards partners, collate feedback from the countries in the region gathered through various partner feedback & complaints mechanisms; support identification and resolution of systemic programme quality issues and improvements for the country and regional level; elevate to International level as appropriate.

Advocacy, technical advice & representation (where relevant)

· Support the Regional Hub Director in coordinating with CBM International and Member Association advocacy staff in the pursuit of advocacy priorities, ensuring alignment of disability inclusion and advocacy work at country level with regional and global engagement.

· Engage with regional alliances and work with regional and international civil society, agencies, NGOs and in particular DPOs to define and support regional advocacy priorities.

· Coordinate efforts to strengthen and support regional DPO organisations and movements.

· Coordinate the delivery of DID technical advice in Disability Inclusive Development to regional alliances and civil society organizations, in alignment with the DID Initiative.

Communication and resource mobilisation

· Monitor regional calls for proposals from institutional donors and support the Regional Hub Director in building focused relationships with representatives of potential regionally based donors.

· Guide Country Offices in their work with partners to gather and share quality and timely project information and content to support CBM’s internal and external communication, enabling Member Associations to demonstrate impact in their donor communication.

Information gathering and sharing

· Collate information gathered at country level in analysis of the geopolitical, humanitarian, social, economic, cultural and human rights situation for the wider region, relevant to CBM’s disability inclusion focus and share with internal stakeholders.

· Promote documentation of good practice cases and support Country Offices in this process.

· Facilitate exchange and learning on programme issues between countries, with other regions and with other CBM stakeholders

Professional Profile and Requirement

Education, Knowledge & Professional Experience

· Relevant academic degree (e.g. development studies, social sciences);

· Professional experience of at least 10 years in a development context with at least 3 years in a similar position, and a track record of successfully overseeing large inclusive development and/or humanitarian programmes in collaboration with national partners.

· Ability to work diplomatically and with sensitivity with individuals from a variety of cultures, professions and personal backgrounds.

· Advantage of lived experience with disability.

· Experience of working with persons with disabilities or promoting disability rights a distinct advantage.

· Good knowledge of international mainstream development and development-related trends;

· Extensive experience in participatory approaches, sustainability, partner capacity development, monitoring and evaluation, quality assurance, and accountability; Excellent managerial qualities with regard to results based, project cycle management and financial management.

· Excellent leadership, prolific networking and communication skills;

· Proven track record in skills transfer and capacity development, with strong coaching abilities.

· Willingness to travel frequently in the region.

· Commitment to CBM’s mission, vision and values.

How to apply:

Application Procedures:

Candidates with the required profile and proven experiences, who meet these qualifications, are invited to submit via e-mail, a meaningful letter of motivation, stating why he/she wishes to work for CBM, CV, three professional references and salary expectations to recruit.nairobi@cbm.org

Application deadline: 5 pm Thursday 3rd May 2018.

CBM encourages persons with disabilities who qualify to apply for this position.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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Kenya: Regional Advocacy and Communications Manager, Africa

Organization: Nutrition International
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 26 Apr 2018

At Nutrition International, we believe nutrition is the difference between what could be and what never gets the chance. So, every day, we drive for better, faster ways to deliver the nutrition interventions we know work to those who need them most. If you are interested in being part of a team that is improving the lives of millions around the world, submit your application for the above position.

Overall Purpose/Broad Function:

In liaison with the Regional Director, Africa, and the Director of Advocacy and Communications HQ, the Regional Advocacy and Communications Manager will act as the coordinator and key touchpoint for advocacy and communications activities across the African continent. Leading the regional implementation of global advocacy and communications strategies, the regional manager will:

i. Drive high-level political and policy change at the sub-national, national and regional level by promoting the importance of investing in nutrition, especially for women, adolescents and children.

ii. Lead regional communications and events, positioning Nutrition International a leading global nutrition organization, and nutrition as a key driver of the Sustainable Development Goals.

iii. Collaborate with the Regional Resource Development and Strategic Partnerships Manager, Africa to ensure optimal external relations between Nutrition International in Africa and all its strategic donor partners at both existing and potential.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

Advocacy

· Support country teams in the preparation and implementation of advocacy strategies and quantifiable annual work plans.

· Support the creation of high level political and policy briefs and supporting materials as well as the planning and implementation of advocacy efforts at regional and national level.

· Identify and build relationships with key stakeholder groups and individuals in the government, civil society and other development organization to build allies for nutrition and Nutrition International.

· Gather, analyze, use and validate data required to track, improve and report on country and regional advocacy efforts.

· Build Country Director’s capacity to design and integrate high-level advocacy into on-going and new programs.

Communications

· Support country teams in the preparation and implementation of communication strategies designed to increase visibility and highlight the impact of Nutrition International’s work.

· Provide regional leadership in developing a suite of corporate products for Africa, as well as in preparing, editing and submitting, among others: media materials, stories, web content, briefing notes, backgrounders, Q&As, and annual reports.

· Coordinate Nutrition International representation at key regional conferences and events as well as site visits for representatives from government, donors and Nutrition International global.

· Act as regional spokesperson, driving brand positioning in Africa while providing country-level support for reporting, storytelling and branding

· Support Regional Directors and Country Directors in internal and external communication, including coordinating or delivering training for country staff as required.

Management

· Develop annual regional advocacy and communications plan as well as monitor implementation and deliver effectiveness reports.

· Develop and submit annual communications and advocacy budget forecasts and monthly budget updates.

· Collaborate closely with the Regional Resource Development and Strategic Partnerships Manager, Africa to ensure synergy in design and implementation of activities aimed at increasing awareness among potential donors.

· Participate as a member of the Africa Management Committee thereby contributing to NI’s regional strategy formulation and its implementation.

· Be an active member of Nutrition International’s global advocacy and communications team, bringing a strong regional perspective to our global planning and work.

· And any other duties that are required of the post as requested by the Supervisor

Supervisory Responsibilities:

· Regional advocacy and communications staff and consultants.

Education/Professional Designations/Experience:

· Master’s Degree in International Relations, International Development, Journalism, Communication or related field from reputable university or institution.

· A minimum of 7 years’ experience at the state or national level working with electronic media or press.

· 3-5 years of experience providing high level advocacy and communication related services to the activities of an organization (leading NGO, bilateral or international organization) in at least one of the following fields – food and/or nutrition security and health.

· Excellent and proven networking, communication, and presentation skills

· Strong moderation and co-ordination skills and ability to facilitate outcome oriented meetings with diverse stakeholders

· Experience in managing web based systems.

Language Skills

· Fluency in English (reading, writing and oratory skills) is a pre-requisite.

· Fluency in French or other language will be an added advantage.

Travel Requirements

· Willingness to travel within region and within host country for about 25% of the time. Average duration of the trips could be in the range of 2-7 days.

Other Specific Skill Requirements:

· Knowledge of structure and functions of Government and donor agencies.

· Familiarity with policy, and international/national development frameworks.

· Ability to conceptualize and write clearly to reflect the contents.

· Ability to think strategically and analytically, and work creatively

· Ability to communicate professionally and convincingly with counterparts at various levels of seniority

· Highly organized and able to plan, implement and report on initiatives.

· A result-oriented approach and ability to work with multiple programmes and partners.

· Ability to work independently (with minimal supervision) as well as part of a team.

· Proficiency using MS Office including word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.

How to apply:

Interested candidates should log into https://nutritionintl.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=40 and submit their applications by Midnight Thursday April 26, 2018 EAT. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those chosen to participate in the interview process will be contacted.

Kenya: Project Officer- Local Level Advocacy ( Makueni County)

Organization: World Vision
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 05 Apr 2018

Purpose of the position:

The position is responsible for the successfully implementation of local level advocacy project in Mwala Area Program that contribute to child wellbeing outcomes.

Specifically the Project Officer will lead the implementation of initiatives that strengthen engagement between citizens, Non state actors and Government officials to enhance governance processes and public service delivery.

In order to successfully do so, the Project Officer must be able to effectively communicate World Vision’s Christian ethos and demonstrate a quality of spiritual life that serves as an example to others.

Effective Project, Planning and Implementation 60%

· Develop and roll out the Project’s detailed implementation plan and ensure project effectiveness and efficiency

· Ensure timely and effective community & partner mobilization for meaningful involvement in project implementation

· In liaison with partners develop monthly project work plans with clear targets, budgets and detailed implementation plans.

· Undertake participatory training of community members and partners on public planning, budgeting and monitoring service delivery using various advocacy approaches.

· Manage the project budget and ensure regular review of project expenditure

· Establish effective cross-functional linkages with other WVK projects in Mwala Area Program.

· In liaison with project accountant track project implementation expenditure levels and budgets

Monitoring, reporting and documentation 20%

· Develop project monitoring plan jointly with communities and partners

· Conduct monthly monitoring of indicators as per M&E plan

· Ensure data collection is conducted in accordance with the monitoring plan and standards in line with the Project M&E plan and ITT

· Develop quality reports such as weekly briefs, monthly reports, in-line with WV and donor(s) reporting guidelines;

· Clean, organise and archive the project data according to the monitoring system guidelines; and store data in a safe, secure and accessible location

· Facilitate regular reflections on monitoring practice and make improvements as may be appropriate

· Review the learning and monitoring reports developed during the reporting period

· Document best practices, human interest stories and work with Area Program manager and Knowledge Management officer to refine the stories for publication

Engagement and networking 15%

· Undertake comprehensive annual external context analysis identifying all key local level institutions and stakeholders for engagement

· Establish, maintain and update database of all the strategic institutions and stakeholders (e.g. community groups, Government, Civil Society Organizations and the Private Sector)

· Effectively represent of WVK in stakeholder meetings and forums at county, sub-county levels and other relevant platforms

· Support the development of Engagement Agreements / Memorandum of Understanding with Strategic local level institutions as may be appropriate

· Ensure WVK visibility in the local level Public Participation for a

Other duties 5%

As assigned by the Supervisor

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

The following may be acquired through a combination of formal or self-education, prior experience or on-the-job training:

· Degree in Political Science, Sociology, Community Development, Law or a related field.

· A minimum of 3 years (Degree level) experience in working/programming in community development and leading advocacy initiatives

· Experience in conducting Advocacy related trainings

· Experience in providing technical support to communities and partners to engage in discussion with the government, duty bearers and service providers.

· Experience in engagements with government departments and decision makers in policy dialogue, as well as networking and collaborating with other non-government stakeholders

· Experience in project design, proposal writing, needs assessments, surveys, and information management

· leaders and other stakeholders

Other Competencies/Attributes:

· Must be a committed Christian, able to stand above denominational diversities.

· Excellent English communication skills (both oral and written).

· A team player, capable of building staff and community capacity Advocacy.

· Cross-cultural sensitivity, flexible world view and emotional maturity.

· Ability to maintain performance expectations in diverse cultural contexts, psychologically stressful environments and physical hardship conditions with limited resources.

· Commitment to World Vision Core Values and Mission Statement. Ability to exhibit exemplary lifestyle as interpreted in specific local cultural context.

· Other responsibilities: While this job description is intended to be an accurate reflection of the duties involved in this position, WVI reserves the right to add, remove or alter duties when necessary.

· Must be willing to perform other duties as required.

How to apply:

For more information on the job and application procedure, please visit: http://careers.wvi.org/job-opportunities-in-africa and submit your online application including a detailed CV, current and expected salary, with names of three referees. Application deadline is April 5, 2018 at midnight. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted**.**

World Vision is a child focused organization and upholds the rights and wellbeing of children. Our recruitment and selection procedures include screening and background checking for child abuse related offenses. World Vision is an equal opportunity employer.

World Vision does not use employment agencies nor does it charge money for recruitment, interviews, or medical checks. More information about vacancies can be found on our official careers page https://careers.wvi.org/.

Kenya: Community Outreach /SGBV & Livelihoods Manager

Organization: Heshima Kenya
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 06 Apr 2018

Position Overview

This position is responsible for coordinating the various community outreach (SGBV/SEA, Livelihoods and advocacy) activities and services for the RefuSHE persons of concern. This position is also responsible for design and implementation of outreach projects and implementations, planning, organizing and execution of community and partner capacity building workshops and events based on an expanding needs and requirements of the urban refugee women, partner organization and the organization. The position represents the organization to various form and is the face of RefuSHE at the community level. The position develops, evaluates, oversees, and maintains mutually beneficial and collaborative partnerships between RefuSHE, beneficiary populations, UN Agencies, NGOs ,CBOs, Faith based organizations and both County and National Governments. The position supervises the SGBV officer and reports directly to the Director of Programs.

SPECIFIC DUTIES

· Organizes, develops and utilizes resources such as Alumni(WAGs and JAGs), funds and community resources in support of community outreach and advocacy partnerships

· Represent the RefuSHE at external public meetings and events to develop and maintain visibility and trust that the RefuSHE is in support of and part of the Refugees community, advocacy and network.

· Utilize professional technical assistance at external meetings with community organizations and partner agencies in order to facilitate effective responses to SGBV/SAE and refugee women livelihoods needs and engages in collective impact strategies where appropriate

  • Identifies and leads a committee of community-based stakeholders to collaborate and streamline existing and new efforts about UNHCR protection policies, SGBV prevention and response mechanisms, and available community resources.
  • Mobilizes women to foster community participation and dialogue of and support for protection efforts.

· Works closely with the Legal Advocacy Manager to develop techniques and strategies for advocacy and together ensures incorporation and implementation of the same within RefuSHE programs

· Oversees outreach SGBV and Livelihood projects to ensure that goals and objectives are accomplished in accordance with established priorities, time limitations, grant requirements, legal limitations or other specifications, including overseeing data management.

· Creates and implements a community and business outreach plan, including supervising SGBV/SEA and livelihoods activities and services provided RefuSHE

· Develops community education and information materials, presentations, displays and contributes to RefuSHE annual impact report, social media materials and website content.

· Organizes and participates at community outreach activities to educate the broader community about RefuSHE activities and projects

· Responds to Refugee and host community inquiries and briefs RefuSHE management on matters of public interest and concern.

· Responsible for timely and quality management and supervision of all RefuSHE activities related to livelihoods, including: livelihood counseling, vocational training, case management, adult literacy, productive workshops and micro-grants.

· Provides programmatic and operational oversight for the projects implemented by RefuSHE at community level.

· Leads the implementation of the livelihoods strategy, including through the development and management of partnerships with key partners, community and private sector actors.

· Leads monitoring, evaluation and reporting for the project in close coordination with the MERL Manager, and liaises with GEP, RefuSHE social enterprise colleagues to ensure grant deliverables for the different livelihoods projects both in Nairobi and Kakuma Refugee camp

· Oversee annual, monthly and weekly implementation plan development in liaison with legal and advocacy manager and SGBV /outreach officer

· Works closely with MERL manager to systematize monitoring structures to ensure reporting, internal learning and appropriate program adjustments to benefit from new opportunities and challenges

· Implements selection criteria and supervise the selection of beneficiaries who will benefit from the livelihoods and SGBV activities

· Promotes relations and coordinates activities with other humanitarian actors, donors, UN Agencies, NGOs and private sector actors and government

· Establishes and maintains relationships with other NGOs, international organizations, government offices, particularly those working in Livelihoods and SGBV sectors

· Actively participates in coordination mechanisms with network partners to ensure information sharing, coordination of interventions which enables meaningful intervention

· Designs work plan and manages implementation of protection and livelihoods interventions in urban areas

· Conducts community assessments to identify critical requirements for program interventions with focus on the refugee women in urban areas.

· Leads the development of strategy for RefuSHE SGBV and livelihoods activities, with emphasis on response to perceived needs indicated by beneficiaries

· Responsible for identification and registration of beneficiary households for the livelihoods interventions.

· Participates in the baseline surveys and data collection

· Assess refugee women needs through household surveys and focus groups discussions

· Responsible for carrying out community training on sector specific issues and community awareness raising through community meetings

· Takes lead in the development of livelihoods indicators and relevant monitoring and evaluation instruments and provides real time technical advice to project

· Submits monthly and quarterly reports by collection of information and data from the field, data analysis, and report documentation

· Undertakes other responsibilities/duties not outlined above which are commensurate with a role of this nature in the humanitarian sector and which have been discussed and agreed between the line manager/superiors and the post holder.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

· A bachelor’s degree in development Studies, Economics, Business Administration. Post-graduate degree in humanities is desirable

· 3-5 years’ experience with working in similar position

· Experience working through partnership, via coalition building, organizing and/or project planning and responding to diverse and changing community needs.

· Excellent communication skills both verbal and written, with ability to make presentations.

· Good organizational skills with ability to multi-task.

· Excellent planning and project management skills.

· Experience in facilitating public meetings and other public forums

· Exceptional organizational and planning skills

· Minimum of 3 year experience developing and implementing urban livelihoods sector activities.

· Ability to interact with people at all levels, good interpersonal skills along with conflict resolution skills

· Demonstrated leadership and teamwork skills.

· Problem-solving skills.

· Experience with data collection and analysis strongly required.

· Experience working with most vulnerable especially refugee women and Youth in urban setting

· Demonstrated budget and expense management skills.

· Ability to work with diverse populations, with strong sensitivity to cultural and economic diversity

How to apply:

Your application should be send to the address below indicating the position applied in the email subject by close of business Tuesday 6th April 2018. It should include a cover letter & a detailed CV (as one document in PDF format and given your sir name) with your contact details, details of current and expected remuneration, names and contacts of three referees, one of which should be your current supervisor.

Please note that RefuSHE (Heshima Kenya) does not charge any fees for receiving or processing job applications. RefuSHE (Heshima Kenya) is an equal opportunity employer.

NB. All applications should only be send through the email provided.

Heshima Kenya/ RefuSHE

P.O Box 63192 – 00619 Nairobi Kenya

Email: hr2016@heshimakenya.org/ hr2016@refuSHE.org

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Kenya: Junior Associate: Worplace Nutrition Project

Organization: Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 31 Jan 2018

Job Title: Junior Associate: Workplace Nutrition Project Kenya (2 years contract)

Classification: E2-Junior Associate

Direct Reports: 0

Work Location Nairobi, Kenya

Travel Required:50%

The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) was launched at the UN in 2002 to tackle the human suffering caused by malnutrition. GAIN is a global, Swiss-based foundation that mobilizes public-private partnerships and provides financial and technical support to deliver nutritious foods to those people most at risk of malnutrition. Our programs in Africa and Asia enable better diets via nutritional products, such as fortified staples foods, including cooking oil and flour, and condiments like salt and soy sauce. We also support improved maternal and infant health by promoting breastfeeding and specialized products for infants over six months and young children. In addition, we partner with local businesses to improve the quality of food along agricultural value chains. By building alliances that deliver impact at scale, we believe malnutrition can be eliminated within our lifetimes.

Description

Overall Purpose:

· The purpose of the Project Assistant will be to provide project management support to the Senior Specialist M&E and Project Manager, in implementing GAIN’s activities under the Workplace Nutrition project. This will include day to day project management with oversight of the executing agencies (EAs), on-going engagement with Executing agency and other key government stakeholders at the national and county levels. The Project Assistant will work closely within the GAIN Kenya team and with key departments in GAIN headquarters for the smooth and coordinated implementation of the project. The person will also provide support to the monitoring of the project with field travel. This is a 2 year fixed contract position. Activities that the Project assistant will directly oversee will include but not limited to, working with executing agencies (EAs) to ensure engagement to ensure timely and quality implementation though regular supervision and monitoring activities.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

Project Management

· Supporting the Project Manager, Workplace Nutrition Project, Kenya in the overall management and implementation of the project

· Maintain a database of all project beneficiaries

· Participate in meetings with project partners and other stakeholders as required

· Under the guidance of the Project manager, support in the overall reporting of the program progress including monthly, quarterly and annual reports for internal GAIN, donor and government requirements.

· Ensure accurate and timely management of the funds and proper financial reporting, with support from the Project manager and Finance team.

· Visit the field regularly to ensure that project progress is on track and risk mitigation plan is up to date.

· Closely follow up with project partners and EAs responsible for implementing and provide technical assistance and undertake regular supervision to ensure the smooth running of the project and timely execution of the below specific activities:

Monitor

· Support in routine project monitoring

· Support in continuous and on-going cross-corrections

Communication

· Support the development of appropriate communication materials, technical documents, advocacy briefs and related materials to drive key project activities.

Key Organizational Relationships

The person will work closely with:

· GAIN Kenya country team and reporting to Project Manager, Workplace

· Government, executing agencies and other key external stakeholders

· Finance, HR, IT and Legal colleagues in GAIN HQ and Project leads within GAIN

Job Requirements

Competences (Skills and Attributes)

· Excellent project management skills including time and personal organization

· Excellent analytical, writing and presentation skills both verbal & written, with full command of Power Point, MS Excel and MS Word and Outlook

· Willingness and ability to work in a multi-cultural, high pressure, results-driven environment

· High level of professionalism and integrity

Experience:

· Sound experience in project management, implementation, grantee oversight within international development / food industry experience

· Demonstrated success in being part of multi-disciplinary teams, engaging government and private sector stakeholders and collaborators in challenging program environments

· Understanding of country level program delivery, documentation and coordination

· Experience in a global, multicultural organization preferred

· Experience working in a public/private partnership environment highly desirable

Education:

· Bachelors in nutrition, health, food science or a suitable equivalent is desirable

Other Requirements

· Fluent written and verbal English and Swahili

· A willingness and ability to travel extensively

· Advocacy, communication and leadership skills

· Eligible to live and work in Kenya, this is a local position

How to apply:

To Apply go http://jobs.gainhealth.org/

Kenya: Short-Term Technical Assistance – Planning Officer

Organization: Palladium International
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 30 Dec 2017

Health Policy Plus (HP+) is a USAID-funded five-year $185 million project awarded to Palladium (formerly Futures Group) on August 28, 2015. HP+ has a mandate across global, country, and subnational levels to strengthen and advance health policy priorities in HIV, family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH), and maternal health. It aims to improve the enabling environment for equitable and sustainable health services, supplies, and delivery systems through policy development and implementation, with an emphasis on voluntary, rights-based health programs, and by strengthening in-country partners' capacity to navigate complex environments for effective policy design, implementation, and financing aligned to their priorities.

USAID funded HP+ supported development of a PBB template to guide counties in preparing annual budgets. In addition, HP+ in partnership with stakeholders supported development of a PBB training curriculum and participant manual, which was used to build capacity on planning and budgeting.

As a follow up to these activities, HP+ organized training/mentorship sessions in the months of November and December 2017, for the 26 counties done in four clusters with the focus of institutionalizing PBB at the county level. The trainings were conducted in partnership with other stakeholders. The training provided mentorship to further strengthen PBB training capacity as well as harmonize PBB with county annual work plans (AWP). HP+ therefore intends to engage a consultant to support and facilitate PBB trainings at the county level and cascade the PBB training to sub-county level. In doing so HP+ intends to ensure the PBB are aligned to PFMA, 2012 (and the guidelines), CDIP and Vision 2030. Short-Term Technical experts for forthcoming assignment on county capacity on Program Based Budgeting.

1 Participates and guides the County Department of Health (CDoH) in preparation of annual plans and program based budget as required under the Public Financial Management Act 2 Participates and assists in carrying out policy research into a variety of topics as part of the work on preparation of annual planning documents and PBB budget for the departments of health 3 Assists and participates in identification, prioritization, and evaluation of health projects/programmes and in monitoring their implementation 4 Assists and participates in collection, compilation and analyses of health planning data to inform strategic health planning and budgeting 5 Advocacy work with key health policy decision makers 6 Build counties capacity on Program Based Budgeting

1 Master's degree in economics, statistics or health related sciences 2 Significant experience in government budgeting, health finance and health economics in the context of Kenya and/or East Africa 3 Experience in advocating one-on-one with key decision makers, and to coach/mentor Health Finance colleagues in targeted advocacy techniques.

How to apply:

Please follow this link to apply: http://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=am92b25uYS5tYXJjZWxsZS4yNzE5MS4zODMwQHBhbGxhZGl1bS5hcGxpdHJhay5jb20

Export Promotion Council Manager (Research and Advocacy)

Export Promotion Council (EPC) is a State Corporation under the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Co-operatives.

The primary mandate of the Council is to develop and promote export of Kenya’s goods and services.

Exports are the primary driver of our national economy and the Council wishes to strengthen and enhance delivery of this mandate by recruiting a high calibre, results oriented, experienced and skilled professional for the following position:

Manager, Research and Advocacy

 

Job Ref: EPC/2017/007

1 Position
 

EPC Grade 3
 

Terms of Employment: Four (4) Years Contract Renewable Subject to Performance
 

The Manager, Research and Advocacy will be responsible to the Chief Manager, Corporate Strategy, Research and Advocacy. 

Duties and responsibilities at this level will entail:
 

Job Description

  1. Coordinating the undertaking of applied market research in East Africa / European markets for the benefit of exporters;
  2. Disseminating research findings to all stakeholders;
  3. Coordinating the preparation of budget of the section in consultation with the Chief Manager;
  4. Coordinating the preparation of budget for implementation of the strategic plan on the shortterm in collaboration with all other sections;
  5. Analyzing constrains in sector identified in the National Export Strategy and disseminating findings in stakeholders forum;
  6. Prioritizing research projects and funding;
  7. Ensuring implementation of research findings;
  8. Coordinating, monitoring and evaluation of research projects;
  9. Coordinating publication and disseminating of research findings;
  10. Representing EPC in trade policy and research meeting
  11. Reviewing Trade agreements and preparing briefs for policy interventions;
  12. Coordinating activities of Trade Point in collaboration with manager E-trade; and
  13. Secretary to Specific sectoral panels and in charge of developing the sector positional papers in liaison with respective units.

Appointment Specifications
 

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:

  1. Served in the grade of Principal officer, Research and Advocacy or in a comparable and relevant position for at least three (3) years;
  2. Bachelors degree in any of the following: Economics, Statistics, Planning, Public Policy or any other relevant and equivalent discipline from a recognized institution;
  3. Masters degree in any of the following: Economics, Statistics, Planning, Public Policy or any other relevant and equivalent discipline from a recognized institution;
  4. Proficiency in Statistical Package for Social Science and any other relevant statistical package;
  5. A minimum period of ten (10) years relevant work with at least five (5) years’ experience in a supervisory capacity
  6. Membership in a professional body
  7. Certificate in Leadership Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution
  8. Fulfilling the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution
  9. Demonstrate managerial and professional competence and exhibit a thorough understanding of national goals, policies and development objectives and ability to alling them to EPC policies and program.

How to Apply:

Candidates who qualify are advised to CLICK HERE to download and complete the Candidates’ Profile and Application Form.
The completed Form should be submitted in MS Word Format, through email email protected, so as to reach the EPC by close of business on Wednesday 20th December, 2017.

Only one email will be allowed per applicant.

Candidates must also comply with the provisions of Chapter six of the Kenya Constitution, 2010.

Applicants will be required to attach valid copies of clearance certificates from the following institutions:-

  1. Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)
  2. Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC)
  3. Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)
  4. Directorate of Criminal Investigations Department (DCI)
  5. Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)

The EPC is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and gender equality.

Women, people living with disabilities and those from marginalised communities are encouraged to apply.

Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification. Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.

DISCLAIMER: The EPC does NOT require applicants to pay any fee at whatever stage of the recruitment, selection and employment process.

Kenya: KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT AND LEARNING SPECIALIST

Organization: African Population and Health Research Center
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 15 Dec 2017

The African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) is a leading Africa-based, African-led, international research institution headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, and engaged in multidisciplinary, evidence-informed policy research.

Our researchers are contributing to the body of evidence about the critical barriers preventing optimal population health and wellbeing among the most vulnerable of Africa’s urban poor: the six in 10 people who live in the informal settlements, or slums, that crowd the continent’s urban centers.

Central to our mission of using research to transform the lives of Africans through research is a commitment to capacity strengthening – both in grooming the next generation of research leaders and in cultivating a culture of evidence to inform policymaking and advocacy.

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES

In launching its 2017-2021 Strategic Plan, APHRC has broadened and deepened its approach to increasing uptake of evidence generated by African institutions to inform strategic decision-making across sub-Saharan Africa. We are pursuing three objectives to achieve our goal of demonstrating where research evidence can contribute to the decision-making process:

  • to promote a culture of evidence at all levels of government, improving usage of evidence through innovative sharing of research findings

  • to nurture strategic relationships and partnerships predicated on evidence

  • to cultivate greater recognition and visibility of APHRC in the implementation of regional and global development agendas

Our commitment to knowledge management and learning is a critical component of our evidence generation and knowledge translation model, because we recognize that institutionalizing a culture of evidence requires stronger capacity – both within APHRC and the stakeholders with whom we engage.

We are looking to transform impact data, lessons learned, and best practice findings into useful and accessible information that can contribute to APHRC’s monitoring of the ways it both uses and shares its evidence to policy and knowledge translation model.

Developing, adapting and adopting a range of tools is critical to this mission, for use across our areas of interest, at all levels. These tools, as the basis for an APHRC bespoke toolkit for how research, civil society and even government ministries can engage in the policy process, to achieve sustainable finance and responsive policy architectures to respond to pressing issues of population health and wellbeing.

SCOPE OF WORK

APHRC is seeking a specialist in knowledge management and learning to drive a review and evaluation of our tools for policy engagement and communications, to work with the team in order to create a more substantial toolkit for use by APHRC and its partners.

Whether its researchers, civil society, or government stakeholders, we want audiences at every level to learn something from these tools that improves their ability to drive change and be more effective in their advocacy, engagement and strategic communications work.

These tools will be used to support dialogue and skills-transfer both internally and externally, across a variety of platforms that align with our research objectives and desired outcomes.

They will be standardized for ease of adaptation to specific contexts and audiences, and will incorporate signature elements of the APHRC model of policy engagement and knowledge translation.

Each of the tools will incorporate an M&E function to help with lessons learned, to monitor uptake, and to assess impact such as a feedback mechanism for users.

The toolkit will be available on an open source platform.

The consultant’s deliverables will culminate with the development of an overarching knowledge sharing strategy to ensure that the policy and communications tools are user-friendly and accessible, so that no matter who delivers them, they will add a layer of depth and comprehension to the target audience’s efforts to carry out strategic communications and policy engagement activities. This strategy will be aligned with the APHRC Strategic Plan for 2017-2021 and identify where these tools can be used in helping APHRC articulate its position on our signature policy issues.

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS

The right candidate will have most of the following:

· 6+ years demonstrated experience in knowledge management, learning, communications and/or monitoring and evaluation

· Master’s in communications, knowledge management, or public health preferred

· Previous international experience with capacity-strengthening of civil society and/or research

· Demonstrated experience in strategy development for complex projects

· Up-to-date knowledge of KML technologies and standards, and an understanding of the constraints and benefits of different approaches and technologies

· Familiarity with the international public health sphere

· Impeccable interpersonal and management skills to support team development and promote cross-team collaboration in highly complex structures involving multiple teams, stakeholders, and client groups

· Excellent attention to detail and track record of producing high quality documents

· Strong planning, management, facilitation, interpersonal, and communications skills

How to apply:

HOW TO APPLY

Please submit your application by email to procurement@aphrc.org and copy gagesa@aphrc.org

by December 15, 2017 indicating the application title as the subject of the email. Your application should include: CV and cover letter which must include detail of how you would approach the evaluation of tools for policy engagement; a cost estimate and expected timeline for delivery of work, for a consultancy to last no longer than six months. You must be able to produce a valid Kenyan work permit

Please note our procurement policy does not allow for an advance payment. Payments will only be made once the consultancy has been completed. In addition, we will hold full copyright of all images, raw footage and video clips; any use shall require our permission.

Kenya: Senior Programme Officer- DID and Gender Equality

Organization: CBM
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 08 Dec 2017

1. Core Purpose

Acts in the Role of Programme Specialist supporting programme activities in the Region.

Provides technical assistance to field staff and Partners as they relate to gender and disability inclusive development within the East Africa Region.

2. Main Activities

Technical Support- 40%

  • Provide technical assistance on Inclusive Project Cycle Management (IPCM) within Partner and Regional programs;
  • Developing clear annual work plan for capacity development of AFE partners;
  • Provide advice, consultation and support in regional planning and programme review processes to ensure the programmes become more inclusive and accessible in line with CBMs DID standards in promotion of CRPD;
  • In collaboration with the relevant CBM stakeholders, assist partners in undertaking disability and gender equality analysis to ensure project MYPs including the budget/cost plan promote disability and gender equality;
  • Support induction of partner(s) and new CBM staff on DID and Gender equality;
  • Assess current practices by partner agencies in regards to gender and DID; Build capacity of partners to ensure DID and Gender equality is monitored and reported on at each stage of IPCM;
  • In liaison with the specific CBM Advisors, be the focal person to plan evaluation activities within AFE
  • Prepare TOR, plan, organise for (including forming the team) and conduct the evaluation activities for confirming the area’s needs and potentials for development;
  • Conduct regular monitoring visits as per CBM’s standards, and provide constructive and quality feedback to partners as and when necessary;

Lessons learned and Documentation – 20%

  • Record all results and analysis of project monitoring results/data that are stored at the project level by partners, with important/ strategic findings (lessons learned, best practices, evidence base) also stored at CBM office.
  • Support Country Offices and partners in the documentation learning in DID and Gender, and support linkage with the disability inclusive development Community of Practice;
  • Ensure all project monitoring data should be easily accessible for use in project evaluations;
  • Participate in CBMs global internal sharing and learning activities with the DID community of practice;
  • Ensure relevant new knowledge, project lessons learned and other learning are internalised, documented and shared with relevant CBM colleagues and partners.
  • Assist CBM staff and partners to plan and organise sharing and learning activities to ensure gender and DID equality is practiced and enhanced in our internal systems as well as within programmes with partners

Quality Management-20%

  • Ensure that processes and procedures organisationally and at individual project staff level, meet the gender and DID requirements for proper quality management and implementation of activities/interventions of the projects;
  • Identify needs and implement training and capacity development measures as appropriate, and in conjunction with partners.

Partnership / networking- 20%

  • Explore and establish partnerships for gender sensitive and disability-inclusive programming;
  • Representation of CBM Regional office in relevant meetings and workshops;
  • Implementation and follow-up (rights and obligation) on disability-inclusive programming;
  • Contribute to disability-inclusive documents and tools within the region, as requested;
  • Engage and support relevant stakeholders and implementing partners, including the media, on disability inclusion;
  • Awareness-raising and sensitisation of stakeholders on disability inclusion;
  • Advocacy for disability inclusion;
  • Other disability inclusion needs identification, and technical support.

Pre-Requisites

Education, Knowledge & Professional Experience

· Relevant academic degree or further qualification in International development, sociology, and gender studies etc.

· Minimum 5 years’ experience in development and programme management

· Experience in providing technical support/ mentoring gender and disability analysis in programmes

· Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to develop and maintain strong cross-cultural professional relationships

· would be a considerable advantage

· Experience in undertaking gender and disability analysis in programmes and providing technical support/ mentoring

· Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to develop and maintain strong cross-cultural professional relationships

· Excellent personal and public communication and negotiation skills with all types and levels of stakeholders

· Good training and/or tutoring skills both on individual and group basis

· Ability to take the initiative, multi-task, prioritise work and meet deadlines

· Ability to research, analyse data and provide recommendations

· Proven good organisational and coordination skills as well as a high level of autonomy and flexibility

· Willingness to travel (30%)

· Willingness to commit and adhere to CBM’s values and Child Safeguarding Policy

How to apply:

Application Procedures:

Candidates with the required profile and proven experiences, who meet these qualifications, are invited to submit via e-mail, a meaningful letter of motivation, stating why he/she wishes to work for CBM, CV, three professional references and salary expectations to recruit.nairobi@cbm.org

Application deadline: 5 pm Friday, 8th December 2017

CBM encourages persons with disabilities who qualify to apply for this position.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Save the Children Humanitarian Advocacy Advisor Job in Nairobi, Kenya

Save the Children

Job Vacancy: Humanitarian Advocacy Advisor 

Job Ref: 001927
 

Contract Duration: 6 months
 

Location: Nairobi
 

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

Qualifications and Experience

  • 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.
How to Apply

CLICK HERE to view the full job description and to apply online.


Please apply in English saving your CV and covering letter as a single document.
 

Applications close on 22nd November 2017
 

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