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Kenya: CONSULTANCY – To Undertake an Assessment of Rabies Elimination Status in 13 Selected Sub-Saharan Countries, and Position of Regional Bodies in…

Organization: World Animal Protection
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 18 Jul 2018

World Animal Protection is urgently recruiting a qualified Consultant with expertise and experience in the domain of research. The goal of the consultancy is to help us understand the status of rabies elimination in 13 selected sub-Saharan countries in Africa and the position of regional bodies in Africa. Africa is the second continent (after Asia) most affected by Rabies and it is envisioned that the collated information from this study will assist and guide World Animal Protection in strategizing better lives for dogs campaign by ending poor dog treatment and brutal inhumane culling practices in Africa. The objectives of this study will aim to address questions grouped into two broad categories:

1. Regional level questions

a. What is the dog population in different regions of Africa?

b. Which Regional bodies/institutions are working on dog population management (DPM) and/or rabies elimination in Africa? c. Is there Regional financial institution/ mechanism addressing rabies in Africa? d. Is there regional level civil society bodies promoting dog welfare/DPM/rabies elimination in Africa?

2. National level questions: This section will answer questions relating to;

a. Existing legislation regarding rabies in the member states

b. Dog population management in each of the selected member state

c. Advocacy, Public Awareness and Education

d. Rabies surveillance, dog and human rabies vaccines

e. Outbreak responses and other rabies control strategies

f. Laboratory diagnostics

Academic Qualifications of the Consultant:

The Consultant(s) being sought to undertake the research must have at least Masters of Science degree in either of the following fields; Research Methodology; Veterinary Epidemiology; or Public Health from a recognised institution of higher learning. Experience in research will be an added advantage.

How to apply:

For details on the complete Request for Proposal (RFP), the scope of the consultancy, and how to apply, follow this link to our website: https://www.worldanimalprotection.or.ke/jobs-and-internships

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Kenya: Commodity Tracking System (CTS) Project Manager, ECSARO (National Position)

Organization: CARE
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 15 Jun 2018

CARE is a global leader within a worldwide movement dedicated to ending poverty. We are known everywhere for our unshakeable commitment to the dignity of people. We currently work in over 90 countries, and focus primarily on women and girls as the most disproportionately affected by poverty.

CARE’s East, Central and Southern Africa Regional Office (ECSARO) is responsible for the oversight of CARE’s operations as well as the provision of support to 15 Country Offices in the region.

CARE seeks a highly energetic, strategic and passionate Kenya national for the position of Commodity Tracking System (CTS) Project Manager to manage the development of the tracking system for food and non-food commodities handled by the commodity management team. The Commodity Tracking System Project Manager (CTSPM) will work closely with the internal pilot team to define, develop and implement business processes and rules as well as work closely with external vendors to develop and own the project schedule for completion. The job will require significant travels to the countries where commodity inventory is managed to keep the project rollout on time, perform training, and liaise between the pilot area and the vendor. The position is based in Kenya and reports to the Senior Director of Applications with a dotted reporting line to the Logistics Manager, Humanitarian Team

Responsibilities

· Develop vision, strategic plan and roadmap and be the primary interface between CARE senior management (HQ Digital team and Humanitarian Team) and the Core Pilot Team.

· Lead project team in the execution of the project, providing guidance on project tasks, handling conflicts and providing effective communications to all project team members and stakeholders.

· Establish project structure including roles and responsibilities so that team members can clearly execute on assigned tasks.

· Coordinate cross-project and cross­ functional teams to ensure that all team members are receiving required support to accomplish project goals in a timely fashion to achieve business benefits.

· Develop and maintain project documentation to include the strategic plan, roadmap, executive summaries, general communication about the CTS, budget, change control plan, issue log, and reports. Assess impact of changes to timeline, scope, and budget to make recommendations to ensure business objectives are met.

· Coordinate with the country offices to maintain an appropriate level of staff to support commodity tracking activities in all the offices by assessing staff capacity, identifying needs and conducting required training.

· Travel regularly to locations to support the field offices and build capacities of concerned staff to better manage their part of operations.

· Liaise with the IT unit (HQ and CO level) to ensure that adequate computer equipment and suitable data transmission facilities are available in all pilot locations. Help troubleshoot technical issues faced by the field locations.

· Provide first line of technical support for CTS users and determine escalation route

· Develop and maintain strategic relationships with relevant business units and team members.

· Liaise with User Advocacy to design and implement CTS Pilot change management strategy to support end-users.

Required:

· Bachelors’ degree in related field

· Five (5)- Seven (7) years' experience in project management

· Three (3)- Five (5 )years' experience with development and/or humanitarian efforts.

· Ability to build consensus among key stakeholders and influence without direct authority and obtaining win-win situations.

· Knowledge of negotiation and conflict resolution tools and techniques

· Experience in the use of standard IT policies and procedures

· Strong leadership and customer relationship sills.

· Good team building and management skills

· Strong verbal and written communication and presentation skills

· Experience in budget management and reporting

· Ability to envision what needs to be done and conceptualize an approach for how to get it done

· Experience in use of project management principles and methodologies

· Knowledge in the execution of Software Development Lifecycle methodologies (e.g. waterfall, Agile, and SCRUM)

· Ability to identify project goals, objectives and outcomes and identify, mitigate and/or escalate issues and risks

· Knowledge of MS Project for project plan development, management and reporting

· Demonstrate flexibility in managing changes to scope, resources and timelines

· Good working knowledge of Microsoft applications, particularly MS Office, MS Access & Excel

· Experience in warehouse management systems

· Knowledge of major donor regulations pertaining to Commodities accountability and reporting preferred

· Cross-cultural sensitivity, flexible worldview, emotional maturity and physical stamina; ability to maintain performance expectations in diverse cultural contexts, psychologically stressful environments and physical hardship conditions with limited resources

· Past experience, preferably with an NGO, in handling of food commodities and non-food program inventories desired. Fluency in English is required with a second major language in either French, Arabic or Spanish being highly desirable

How to apply:

Interested and qualified candidates should submit their CVs and a covering letter of interest in English to:

ecsarecruitment@care.org no later than June 15th**, 2018**. Kindly indicate the position title on the subject line when applying. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

CARE is an equal opportunity employer promoting gender, equity and diversity. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse

Kenya: Advocacy Coordinator

Organization: Save the Children
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 22 May 2018

Save the Children has been operational in Kenya since the 1950s, providing support to children through developmental and humanitarian relief programmes delivered both directly and through local partners. Current programming focuses on child protection, child rights governance, education, health, HIV/AIDS, livelihoods, nutrition and WASH. In 2012, as part of a global reorganization process, Save the Children combined the programmes of SC UK, SC Canada and SC Finland to create a single operation in Kenya. In February 2014, we completed a second transition, which saw us join forces with the British INGO, Merlin, and merge their health and nutrition programmes with our own. Save the Children now has an operational presence in Bungoma, Dadaab Refugee Camp, Garissa, Mandera, Nairobi, Turkana and Wajir. We work through partners in many other parts of the country. We have a staff complement of around 300 staff and an operating annual budget of approximately US$16 million in 2018.

Role Purpose:

The Advocacy Coordinator provides overall advocacy support to the ongoing humanitarian response and development work in Kenya. He/she, in liaison with the Head of Communications, Advocacy and Campaigns and the Kenya Response Team Leader, will be required to provide strategic direction to Save the Children's humanitarian and developmental advocacy work in Kenya. The role will be responsible for guiding development and implementation of advocacy strategies that will influence government authorities, key donors, Save the Children members and other key stakeholders of the humanitarian response and long term development work to achieve positive and lasting changes to fulfil children's rights. 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 ongoing response, and related longer-term issues. This function will work closely with the response and operations teams in order to ensure that key advocacy messages and strategies are informed by the response and long term development work, and shaped in close consultation with the team leaders. The Advocacy Coordinator will seek clarification on any politically sensitive matters which may impact upon programme operations and seek appropriate sign off (e.g. Country Director level) on any messaging or products.

Contract Duration: 6 months

Location: Nairobi

Qualifications and Experience

Essential

  • A minimum of 5 years' advocacy experience in a corporate or an NGO environment, with experience in successfully leading the development and implementation of advocacy strategies preferably with both humanitarian and long-term development 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, including your salary expectations for this role. 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

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

How to apply:

Please follow this link to apply: http://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=bW9uaWNhLjAwOTExLjM4MzBAc2F2ZXRoZWNoaWxkcmVuYW8uYXBsaXRyYWsuY29t

Kenya: Communication and Advocacy Officer

Organization: CBM
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 09 May 2018

CBM is an international Christian disability and inclusive development organization whose primary purpose is to improve quality of life of the world’s poorest persons with disabilities and those at risk of disability, who live in the most disadvantaged societies. We are looking to recruit the following position.

Communications and Advocacy Officer

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Objective:

The purpose of this position is to be a key player in the implementation of the Communications and Advocacy component of the CBM KCO by aligning with the CBM Federation Strategy.

Main tasks

Internal Communications and Advocacy Support

· Engagement and ongoing consultation with all key stakeholders

· Information gathering and dissemination

  • Human interest story
  • Annual newsletter
  • Review of Narrative Reports where applicable
  • Annual Calendar

· Support branding initiatives

· Develop and implement evaluation methods that demonstrate the impact of communication and advocacy efforts

· Liaise with key stakeholders to ensure consistent and accurate messaging on Disability Inclusive Development

· Support uploading of documents on Sharepoint

· Undertake photography of CBM events and share same as appropriate

· Monitor media coverage and develop relevant summary reports on selected themes to guide the organisation appropriately

· Serve as lead in coordinating programme field missions and events

· Capacity building of programme team and implementing partners on inclusive communication formats, advocacy skills and CBM brand guidelines

· Promote and model appropriate behaviour to support CBM’s culture, values, performance and brand

· Work collaboratively with others to create and maintain a safe and healthy work environment

Liaison with IT Officer

· Work closely with Regional Hub IT Officer to develop and upload up-to date content on the CBM web-site

· Responsible for maintaining KCO intranet page

Project Support

· Part of Team of Competence in conducting partner assessments

· Document programme success stories for further sharing and dissemination as appropriate

· Undertake partner/stakeholders satisfaction assessments and sharing findings to inform programming.

Advocacy and Networking

· Support the development of Advocacy Plan in line with CBM Advocacy Framework to guide CBM engagement with the civil society and governments

· Participate in relevant advocacy meetings and events

· Develop accessible materials to support advocacy work

· Participate in relevant networks and alliances promoting disability agenda

· Undertake other duties within the spirit and purpose of the role

Professional Profile and Requirement

Education, Knowledge & Professional Experience

· Bachelor’s degree in Communication, Public Relations or International Development. An advanced university degree would be an asset.

· Minimum five years’ work experience in a similar position, preferably in an International NGO or private sector.

· Ability and experience writing for different purposes, to deliver both complex and simple material as desired by the target audience.

· Strong social media skills and ability to produce good quality still images.

· Experience in policy advocacy, campaigns and communication.

· Excellent people and communication skills.

· Demonstrated networking skills and ability to establish and strengthen relationships with key internal and external stakeholders.

· Ability to prioritise work, and meet deadlines without compromising quality.

· Good organisational capabilities with attention to detail.

· Ability to integrate well in a multi-cultural environment.

· Effective team player, who is also able to work independently.

· Willingness to travel within Kenya.

· Willingness to adhere and commit to CBM values and Child Protection 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 Wednesday 9th May 2018.

CBM encourages persons with disabilities who qualify to apply for this position.Only short-listed candidates will be contacted**

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.

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