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Kenya: Consultancy- Research on the impact of armed conflict

Organization: Save the Children
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 29 Aug 2018

CONSULTANCY TERMS OF REFERNCE:

Regional Research on the impact of armed conflict and displacement of girls and boys in the HOA

1 Introduction:

Exposure to conflict poses significant risks to the mental health and psychosocial wellbeing of affected populations. Children and adolescents are particularly vulnerable given that humanitarian emergencies often disrupt the very social institutions, community resources, economic livelihoods, and infrastructural supports that children depend on for normal growth and development. Although children can be remarkably resilient and adaptive to change in their environments, such disruption of the social fabric commonly warrants the mobilization of interventions addressing mental health and psychosocial support to further facilitate recovery and growth (Loughrey & Eyber, 2003; Boothby, Wessells & Strang, 2006; Hunter, 2012)

The need for mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) services for children in contexts of humanitarian crises is now widely accepted. In recent years, increasingly more attention has been placed on ensuring MHPSS provision is included as a basic component of all humanitarian response efforts. Children, because of their unique vulnerabilities and responses to environmental emergencies, factor prominently in efforts to better address mental health and psychosocial challenges.

In 2007, the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC), representing United Nations (UN) and non-UN international humanitarian organizations, convened a consultative process on the minimum standards of mental health and psychosocial support all organizations should adhere to during humanitarian emergencies. The guidance developed through this consultation, the IASC Guidelines on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergency Settings (2007), represented a call to action for more professional standards and practices in emergency settings. The guidelines recognize the pervasive and destructive nature of unaddressed, or under-addressed, mental health and psychosocial needs due to humanitarian crises and advice collaboration across sectors and agencies in coordinating MHPSS support endeavors.

Although a major focus of the IASC guidelines is upon actions that can be anticipated to be of relevance across diverse humanitarian contexts, a consistent emphasis across recommended actions is appraisal of needs and capacities that can inform response. While there has been significant advance in the availability of tools to support such appraisals (e.g. WHO & UNHCR, 2012), the assessment of mental health and psychosocial wellbeing – particularly of children – has remained a particular challenge. Such assessment is relevant both to the determination of the goals and nature of interventions and to the subsequent judgment of their impact.

The importance of measurement is not only related to the issue of evaluation. Programming decisions continue to often be based upon assumed MHPSS needs (often on the basis of judgments by external actors) or, at best, somewhat superficial initial assessment exercises rather than upon structured baseline assessments (Ager et al., 2011; Marquer et al., 2012). Lack of clarity in the assessment of needs puts at risk the beneficial impact of programs on their intended populations, and increases the likelihood of wasting crucial human and financial resources on ineffective programs. In contrast, effective assessment measures inform practitioners of the specific nature of children's MHPSS needs so that suitable programming can be appropriately focused, enhancing accountability to both beneficiaries and donors.

1 Scope of work – description of task

The proposed research will focus on analysing the impact of armed conflict and displacement on the mental and psychosocial health of girls and boys in the HOA, with a gender focus. The geographic focus for the primary research will be in Uganda and South Sudan, with Uganda being a large South-Sudanese refugee hosting country. To a lesser extent, the research will also focus on Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia, mainly on desk review of secondary data. It will review the impact conflict in the HoA region has had on boys and girls mental and psychosocial health, as well as structures in place and efforts by government and other stakeholders to address these needs. The expectation is that it will contribute to future programme improvement and design, advocacy and policy development. The target group will be children (both accompanied and unaccompanied) and other children at risk up to the age of 18.

Research Approach: Over the past two decades, both research and practice has shifted away from deficits-based approaches toward resilience-oriented approaches in studying the impact of conflict on Mental and Psychosocial Health of children (Fernando & Ferrari, 2013; Ungar, 2008, 2012. The shift toward resilience approaches is based, in part, on evidence showing that the majority of war-affected children do not develop mental disorders (Steel et al., 2009). Rather, many children exhibit remarkable functionality and well-being amid circumstances that might have been expected to produce negative outcomes (Masten & Narayan, 2012; Reed et al., 2012; Wessells, 2006). Resilience is a socio-ecological construct (Ungar, 2013). This concept emphasizes the importance of children's social environment, with the child at the center and surrounded by family, community, societal, and international levels (Wessells, 2016). Resilience is the capacity of individuals to navigate and negotiate resources from their own, families and communities (ecological) that sustain well-being (Ungar, 2013). Conflict affected children have assets or resources that support mental health and psychosocial well-being. A common error in work on mental health and psychosocial well-being is to ignore these resources and to focus solely on deficits – the weaknesses, suffering and pathology – of the affected group (IASC Guidelines on Mental Health and Psychosocial support in Emergency settings, 2007).

In this study, an ecological frameworks approach shall be used to assess resources that affect mental health and psychosocial well-being of children affected by armed conflict. The benefit of the ecological approach is that it enables us to understand wide-ranging sources of MHPSS risks for war-affected children. These risks include displacement, loss of loved ones, separation from parents or caregivers, family violence, sexual exploitation and abuse, trafficking, living and working on the streets, HIV and AIDS, engagement in dangerous labor, recruitment by armed forces or armed groups, or trafficking (Wessells, 2016). Understanding these risks help us in designing strategies that reduce them and also simultaneously strengthen protective factors.

Overall objective: To provide a comprehensive and up to date regional analysis on the impact of armed conflict on the mental and psychosocial wellbeing of girls and boys in the HOA.

More specifically, the consultant will:

1 Collect relevant demographic and contextual information. 2 Collate and analyze available (recent where possible) research/data/reports on the impact of conflict and displacement on the Mental and Psychosocial health of boys and girls in the Horn of Africa- and provide (where available) disaggregated data on the numbers and profiles of those involved. These include, but are not limited to signs of distress, impaired daily functioning, disruption of support mechanisms, community support structures, coping mechanism and information on diagnosed mental health disorders. 3 Provide insight into the regional and national structure, architecture, coordination and policies on both MH and PSS programming in the region-for conflict affected and displaced children as well as compliance to other international and regional human rights conventions. 4 Identify functionality of linkages and referral systems among sectors providing mental health and psychosocial support interventions, including health, social services, such as, community-based social work, education, protection, nutrition, shelter, and socioeconomic support, including income generating activities, livelihoods and disaster coordination. Particular emphasis will be paid to the GBV protection houses and desks for survivors of sexual gender based violence and abuse. 5 Identify and provide information on existing models of MHPSS models, and make recommendations on their efficiency and effectiveness in addressing the MHPSS needs of the communities and girls and boys affected by conflict. 6 Provide concrete recommendations to strengthen programming interventions and advocacy, which can strengthen the footprint of MHPSS agenda on regional bodies and national government agendas. 7 Provide insights on the challenges, lessons learned and best practices on MHPSS programming as per the IASC guidelines in the region, highlighting the programming needs, opportunities and recommendations by different stakeholders 8 Identify strategic questions for future research to expand knowledge base/data. 9 Make concrete recommendations to strengthen programming interventions and advocacy, which can strengthen the footprint of MHPSS agenda on regional bodies and national government agendas.

Gender: The research will specifically target girls with the aim of understanding causes, vulnerabilities, strengths and coping mechanisms specific to them; being mindful of the vulnerability of girls to gender based violence in conflict and displacement situations.

  • It will also seek to understand how the experience of girls differs from that of boys, or from women and girls in other age groups.
  • The research will seek to account for protective factors for girls in conflict and displacement, including the role of other children (girls and boys), men and women, and the relationship between girls with service providers and other actors such as police, health professionals, among others.
  • Mindful of the sensitivity of some aspects of this research, the study will seek to engage female research assistants who are best positioned to engage with targeted girls on matters that they may be reluctant to share.
  • The package of interventions will be used to shape future design in MHPSS programming and increase gender-sensitivity and age-appropriate programme design among different agencies in the region
  • The research will also seek to highlight the different impacts of conflict on the mental and psychosocial health of different genders and age groups therein, i.e., girls, boys, women and men.

  • Methodology and Timeframe

The research will use a qualitative approach, with some descriptive secondary analysis of quantitative data where available and required. The qualitative data collection methods to be used will include: (a) desk-review, including a literature review, spanning information/data on five countries (Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan and Uganda), and (b) interview data from both focus groups (FG) with children and key informant interviews (KII) in the primary research countries: South Sudan and Uganda. The data analysis will include: (a) qualitative documentary analysis, (b) descriptive statistics of the FG interview sample, incl. frequencies, and (c) thematic qualitative analysis of interviews.

Special attention has to be paid to ensure that child participation and safe spaces during data collection is foregrounded and all Focus Group activities are age appropriate, gender sensitive, child friendly and voluntary, informed and include a feedback mechanism to raise possible issues.

Timeframe:

The work will be concluded in a period of 28 consultancy days broken down as follows:

  • Development of the methodology, work plan and basic report structure: 2 days;
  • Approval by Reference Group: 1 day
  • Desk study: 4 days
  • Travel and interviews with stakeholders and FGs with children: 12 days
  • Data analysis as outlined above (including transcription of key interviews): 4 days
  • Report writing: 2 days
  • Incorporating comments from Reference Group Final report: 3 days

1 Deliverables

1 Planning meeting with Save the Children and Reference Group 2 Finalized research design 3 Research instruments for use during children's focus group discussions 4 Prepare the Child and Youth Resilience Measurement (CYRM) for use in the study 5 Scoring and understanding the Child and Youth Resilience Measure 6 Training for research assistants in CYRM survey and interview 7 Detailed report, including recommendations 8 Transcript or recordings of interviews and other primary data collected as part of the research.

1 Reporting Lines

This is an inter-agency research, with Save the Children as the lead and interagency members and Standing Invitees forming the rest of the task force. The consultant will therefore report to Save the Children who will facilitate feedback from the inter-agency team and feedback to the consultant for finalization and next steps.

1 Roles and Responsibilities

The Consultant:

  • Professional and independent delivery of all above listed deliverables in line with specified objectives listed within the Terms of Reference within agreed upon timeframe.
  • Quality written outputs that are of publishable quality.
  • Regular and transparent reporting on progress to RPU, including any delays or challenges as they develop.
  • Commitment to presenting results in a professional and accessible manner.

Save the Children and RPU:

  • Supporting the Consultant in accessing programme related documents and research (where necessary).
  • Supporting and facilitating interactions with Country Offices (incl. regarding interview availability).
  • Actively engaging the Consultant throughout the research and review process.
  • Being available for feedback and review of drafts, (this does not include substantive work on documents).

  • Consultancy Profile

  • A background in Health, Psychology, Protection, Conflict and Security Studies, Social Sciences or any other related area of study;

  • Demonstrable experience on matters relating to conflict and displacement locally, regionally and globally. Experience on children affected by conflict is highly desirable.

  • Proven humanities research skills and experience in the subject area of Mental and Psychosocial Health, at least 5 years. Experience of working with children issues highly desirable.

  • Good understanding of legal and policy frameworks in the Horn of Africa;

  • Good understanding of socio-economic dynamics, especially conflict related displacement, in the Horn of Africa;

  • Excellent analytical and reporting skills;

  • Proven track record of producing publishable reports;

  • High standard of written and spoken English;

  • Knowledge of Arabic would be an added advantage.

Target audience/stakeholders: Humanitarian actors, e.g. the UN, Other International Non-Governmental Organizations, and Local NGO's, the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, Government, affected communities, girls and boys.

Application Process: All Proposals and CVs to be sent by 5pm on 29th August 2018

How to apply:

Application Email: Please apply with a covering letter and up-to-date CV to: 'MKogi.35884.3830@savethechildrenint.aplitrak.com'

Kenya: Monitoring, Evaluation Learning & Knowledge Management (MELK)

Organization: Tax Justice Network-Africa
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 22 Aug 2018

Reports to: Institutional and Partnership Development Manager

Job Grade: E

Location: Nairobi

ABOUT US

The Tax Justice Network Africa (TJNA) is a Pan African organization and member of the Global Alliance for Tax Justice. TJNA aims to promote socially just, accountable and progressive taxation systems in Africa. We advocate for pro-poor taxation systems and the strengthening of tax regimes to promote domestic resource mobilisation. TJNA aims to challenge harmful tax policies and practices that favour the wealthy and those that aggravate and perpetuate inequality.

ABOUT THE ROLE

The Technical Lead MELK will be the primary person coordinating the development and implementation of a comprehensive organizational M&E and Knowledge Management system to enhance TJN-A’s impact monitoring, quality control and evaluation to improve organizational learning, results delivery and accountability at the various levels of TJN-A’s work. The Technical MELK will be dedicated to the responsibilities of: designing and supporting a functional Knowledge Management (KM) and Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) system including; M&E framework, M&E Plan and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), liaising with different partners and TJNA members to meet their specific MEAL needs.

The position will be based at the TJN-A secretariat in Nairobi, Kenya.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Design, facilitate, and grow practices and processes to MEL and knowledge management efforts are regularly shaping strategy and informing decision-making within Secretariat and the network more broadly
  • Develop, manage, and implement Monitoring and Evaluation Framework based on the Strategic Plan, utilizing realistic, time-bound, and demand-driven metrics
  • Design and manage implementation of a knowledge management strategy and framework collaboratively with staff
  • Guide and coordinate inputs for logical frameworks and theories of change for proposals, reports, strategy, and other publications
  • Generate results information for major reporting cycles, proposals, and publications including narrative for M&E sections
  • Champion a culture of result-based management, participatory planning, and learning within TJNA

  • Create collaborative tools to facilitate sharing of ideas that are of use to colleagues, Members, and other partners communities

  • Support the development of reporting mechanism including overseeing data quality and reporting

  • Design and implement MEL/KM tools, templates, methodologies, and manuals that balance data quality, network capacity, and participation

  • Prepare quarterly monitoring reports and regular consolidated progress reports for the Management including identification of problems, causes of potential bottlenecks in implementation and providing recommendation;

  • Act as a resource person and contact to other monitoring and evaluation stakeholders within the constituency;

  • Guide implementing partners in preparing their progress reports in accordance with approved reporting formats;

  • Any other relevant duties that may be assigned

Key Accountability Areas

  • Knowledge Management: Documentation and sharing of best practices
  • Monitoring & Evaluation: System Development Support and Reporting
  • Management Information System
  • Performance planning and review with TJN-A members and partners

Professional Qualifications

  • Postgraduate qualification in Monitoring and Evaluation and or Project Planning and Knowledge Management is a must.
  • Possession of a master’s degree in Economics, Social Science, Public Policy, Economic Governance, International Relations, Development Studies is an added advantage.

Required Competencies & Experience

  • A minimum of five (5) years’ experience, with donor funded monitoring and evaluation systems;
  • Knowledge of logical framework and results framework planning and evaluation methodologies, and the ability to coach and train others in their use
  • Excellent use of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel, as well as web browsers
  • Strong IT knowledge and background with experience in database management preferred;
  • Previous experience in creating and managing surveys, assessments and evaluations; using ICT preferred;
  • Excellent written/oral communication skills ;
  • Ability to identify, obtain and analyze information from a variety of sources;

  • Proven experience working in various contexts and with colleagues from different countries, especially to show demonstrated skills in creating relationships, building capacity, and empowering staff and Members

  • Fluency in English required and French preferred

How to apply:

Interested candidates should send their applications to recruit@taxjusticeafrica.net by 22 August 2018.

Kenya: Consultant, Documentation of best practices and lessons learned for child protection and education

Organization: UN Children's Fund
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 20 Aug 2018

Within the framework of the UNICEF Strategic Plan 2018–2021 and in line with the Eastern and Southern Africa (ESA) Managing for Results initiative, the ESA Regional Management Team has identified the following five programmatic priorities to focus cross-country action and learning and to reinforce joint accountability: (1) enabling children to survive and thrive; (2) reducing stunting to provide opportunities for children to realize their full potential; (3) improving education quality and learning outcomes to prepare children for the future; (4) achieving adolescent development, protection and participation and; (5) scaling up social protection interventions to reduce child poverty and other vulnerabilities that impede the full realization of child rights.

Several crosscutting factors have been considered in the five Regional Priorities:

  • The gender dimension is an important factor in all UNICEF programmes in Eastern and Southern Africa. UNICEF studies the patterns of gender inequality, including through sex-disaggregated data and gender analysis, and responds with gender-equitable programmes to help fulfil the rights of all children.
  • Child poverty, measured in terms of multiple deprivations, and high levels of inequality affect many aspects of UNICEF work for children, and these factors are relevant across all the Regional Priorities.
  • Multiple fragile contexts and frequent emergencies in the Eastern and Southern Africa region necessitate risk-informed programming, emergency preparedness and resilience-building activities in the Regional Priorities. At times of emergency, UNICEF works with partners to deliver humanitarian action in line with the Core Commitments for Children.
  • Systems strengthening, communication for development (C4D), evidence generation, advocacy, and public finance for children define the critical actions and related strategies, i.e. the ‘hows’ of the Regional Priorities.
  • An important aspect of moving the agenda forward of the Regional Priorities is knowledge management, and in particular, documenting best practices of implementation of programmes that appear promising to yield results and that could be shared with other country offices.

    Against this background, the purpose of this assignment is to increase knowledge management of the implementation of the Regional Priorities through the development of lessons learned documents in the areas of: a) multi-sectoral programming for young people in Eswatini (former Swaziland) b) child marriage and data mapping in Ethiopia b) school-related violence against children (VAC) and the extent to which schools serve as “protective environments” for vulnerable girls, boys and those with disabilities in Uganda c) multi-sectoral collaboration in the prevention and response to VAC including in schools in Uganda d) The use of 7% thematic funds for the Protection against Sexual Exploitation and Abuse in relation to the GBV integration process in Ethiopia and South Sudan e) Birth registration in humanitarian settings including displaced population in Ethiopia, Uganda and South Sudan and f) Diversion scheme in Tanzania and Zambia

    Scope of Work

    Under the supervision of the Child Protection Specialist, the consultant will document best practices and lessons learned. In particular, the consultant will:

  • Conduct a review of programme documents related to the programmes that will be documented.
  • Conduct interviews with country office staff and implementing partners as redeemed necessary.
  • Produce four documentation reports of the lessons learned from each programmes.
  • Produce a final report of the consultancy including observations and proposed way forward from each programmes and with annexes of each documentation report.
  • Outputs/deliverables

    To facilitate progress and ensure timely delivery of outputs, the consultant will submit an initial inception report, including timeframe for interviews and desk review and a final report including annexes of the lessons learned documents, observations and way forward as well as a summary list of outputs/deliverables.

    Deliverables

    Duration

    Timeline/

    Deadline

    Schedule of payment

  • An inception report with an outlined methodology, timeframe and proposed outline of the documentation report.
  • 5 days

    10 September 2018

    1st payment

    (10%)

  • A draft documentation report (no more than 10 pages) on the multi-sectoral programming for young people in Eswatini (former Swaziland) and a draft documentation report (no more than 10 pages) on child marriage and data mapping in Ethiopia.
  • 30 days

    26 October 2018

    2nd payment

    (25%)

  • A draft documentation report (no more than 15 pages) on school-related violence against children (VAC) and the extent to which schools serve as “protective environments” for vulnerable girls, boys and those with disabilities in Uganda and multi-sectoral collaboration in the prevention and response to VAC including in schools in Uganda
  • 15 days

    23 November 2018

    3rd payment

    (30%)

  • A draft documentation report (no more than 10 pages) on the use of 7% thematic funds for the Protection against Sexual Exploitation and Abuse in relation to the GBV integration process in Ethiopia and South Sudan, Birth registration in humanitarian settings including displaced population in Ethiopia, Uganda and South Sudan (no more than 10 pages) and Diversion scheme in Tanzania and Zambia (no more than 10 pages).
  • 45 days

    22 February 2019

    4th payment

    (25%)

  • A final report of the consultancy including observations and proposed way forward from each programmes and with annexes of each final documentation report.
  • 10 days

    15 March 2019

    5th payment 10%

    Payment Schedule

    Payment is made upon receipt of draft and final material delivered as follows:

  • 1st payment 10%
  • 2nd payment 25%
  • 3rd payment 30%
  • 4th payment 25%
  • 5th payment 10%
  • Deliverables that meet UNICEF’s quality standard.

    Duration: Tentative start date is September, 2018 and ending in March 2019

    Desired Qualification, experience, specialised skills and knowledge

    Education/Experience

  • Advanced University Degree in Social Development, International Relations, Social Work or other relevant field
  • Eight years or more of relevant work experience at national and international levels
  • Knowledge and experience of child protection related programming is considered an asset
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Ability to collect, collate and analyse data in a scientific and effective manner
  • Analytical, methodical and precise style of writing
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills in English
  • Analyses and integrates diverse and complex quantitative and qualitative data from a wide range of sources.
  • Administrative Issues

    The Consultant will work under the direct supervision of UNICEF ESARO Child Protection Specialist.

    Conditions

    As per UNICEF DFAM policy, payment is made against approved deliverables. No advance payment is allowed unless in exceptional circumstances against bank guarantee, subject to a maximum of 30 per cent of the total contract value in cases where advance purchases, for example for supplies or travel, may be necessary.

    The selected Consultant will be governed by, and subject to UNICEF’s General Terms and Conditions for individual contracts.

    Risks

    There are no risks anticipated to the successful delivery of this assignment.

    Ethical Considerations

    All products and data developed or collected for this agreement are the intellectual property of UNICEF. The consultant may not publish or disseminate the final report or any other documents produced from this work without the express permission of and acknowledgement of UNICEF.

    How to Apply

    Qualified candidates are requested to submit a cover letter, CV, and financial proposal with their application.

    Interested consultants to indicate ability, availability and all-inclusive (cost for completion of the work and travel) financial proposal to undertake the terms of reference.

    Applications submitted without a fee/ rate will not be considered.

    How to apply:

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=515383

    Kenya: Technical Assistants (Agronomist) – two positions

    Organization: Farm Africa
    Country: Kenya
    Closing date: 16 Aug 2018

    Farm Africa Kenya received funding from the DFID Aid Match funding scheme to implement the Growing Futures project. Growing Futures aims to develop a model to expand agricultural entrepreneurial skills to improve livelihood opportunities for young people engaging in profitable and viable agri-enterprises beyond the traditional maize production.

    We are looking for two Technical Assistants (Agronomist) who have outstanding technical expertise to provide agronomic training. The post holders will support beneficiaries in trainings to the Growing Futures agronomic function, including:

    • horticultural demonstration establishment
    • crop management
    • good agricultural practice trainings
    • record keeping
    • pre and post-harvest handling
    • mobilisation of farmer groups and/or organisations capacity development to participate in CBOs and SACCOS
    • working alongside market actors to ensure required volumes of produce are reached.

    How to apply:

    For more details please see the full job description here .To apply please send your cover letter indicating your expected salary and a detailed CV with the reference being the post title on the subject line to kenyarecruitment@farmafrica.org by 5pm (GMT+3) 16 August 2018. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

    Farm Africa is an equal opportunity employer and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Women are highly encouraged to apply

    Kenya: Request for Proposal – Consultancy to Develop and Implement Creative Plan and Events for Farming Week

    Organization: World Animal Protection
    Country: Kenya
    Closing date: 20 Aug 2018

    Background to World Animal Protection

    We are active in more than 50 countries. From our offices around the world, we work with local partners, animal welfare organisations, businesses and governments. We help people to find practical ways to prevent animal suffering worldwide. We collaborate with national governments and we have formal relationships with international bodies including the Food and Agriculture Organization, the United Nations Environment Programme, the Council of Europe and the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE). We seek national and international policy change to improve the lives of millions of animals, because animal protection is a fundamental part of a sustainable future.

    Scope of Requirement

    World Animal Protection has set October as the month of the BIG arming Push. The October Farming Push is intended to raise awareness on the plight of farmed animals in Africa – with a special focus on pigs and chickens. The intended audience for this work is key industry players, value chain actors, governments and the public (consumers) who we believe have the biggest power to make change for farm animals. We will engage these audiences through mainstream and social media platforms, conferences, workshops and exhibitions in the hope of them taking meaningful action to ensure farm animals. We have also identified popular culture – Art, music and poetry a key driver of our campaigns- We shall build on our earlier partnership with Kenya Cultural Center to reach out and work with the performers on this aspect.

    About this Consultancy

    The nature of this consultancy is three –fold. At the first level, the creative agency will develop the creative concepts, messaging and a communication pathway for the Farming Week in Africa.

    At the second level, the creative agency in consultation with World Animal Protection will execute and implement the creative components for the successful completion of the Farming Week by applying the creatives to successful overall feel of the

    At the third level, the Creative Agency will organise and promote all on-ground work activities including identifying and working with creative artists, puppeteers in close collaboration with the Kenya National Theatre.

    1. Development of creative concepts and communication pathways for the Farming Week Campaign

    At this level, the successful bidder will develop a comprehensive creative strategy with messages and concepts for use during World Animal Protection Farming Week. This creative work should stagger around the following topical days World Farm Animal Day, World Animal Food Day, World Egg Day and World Food Day. The locations of the work are Nairobi, Kisumu and Uganda- Kampala.

    The creative components should promote uptake of behaviour and attitudinal change that will deliver a positive change for farm animals among the target audience. The creative components should leverage uptake of the key actions by policy makers, consumers especially around transportation and use of AMR.

    The scope of the consultancy will, therefore, entail generation of an Africa-centric communication theme for the entire campaign as well as specific messages for target groups.

    World Animal Protection anticipates that the successful consultant will use a participatory, consensus building process to interrogate barriers and involve creative messaging and material development process that involves stakeholders and beneficiaries. The consultant will develop a comprehensive plan to mobilize all sectors of society to promote and increase adoption of positive behaviour for pig farming, anchored on demand by pig consumers to pig processors and producers to guarantee higher animal welfare for farmed pigs.

    Specifically, the consultant will;

    1. Review reports of recent studies and isolate relevant knowledge, attitude and practice issues around Farm animals in relation to consumer’s attitudes and beliefs across Africa.

    2. Organize and facilitate strategy and message development workshop focusing on various farm animal issues.

    3. Develop concepts and rationale for IEC materials around the Farming Week Campaign.

    4. Develop creative concepts for assortment of campaign materials and related IEC materials.

    5. Develop sharp and focused messaging that will drive traffic to our website and influence media

    6. Leverage on their media network to get the media to profile and hook on the campaign.

    7. Pilot test the materials and messages developed in local languages

    2. Generate and develop media materials for the Campaign In this level, the creative agency will implement and execute the communication concepts by actualising them to the feel and impact of the campaign. The creative Agency will also execute on-ground communication pathways including on air, online and offline communication activities. The Creative Agency will also deliver on the communication asks (informed by part one of this consultancy) during the Farming Week.

    1. Organise and Promote Close Collaboration with Artists and Performers For the Artistic on -Ground Activations

    At this level, the Creative Agency will work and coordinate all performers, artists and poets during the Farming public dialogue at the Kenya National Theatre. Specifically, the successful bidder will;

    a) Identify the artists and performers to work with

    b) Organise trainings with performers and World Animal Protection

    c) Adjudicate and judge the competition this will entail developing rationale and performance indicators for the artists

    d) Monitor and capacity build the performers ensuring that they continue the work even after the one month.

    e) Pay any perdiem, performance fees and transport and related logistics to the performers.

    In Summary, the Creative Agency will;

    i. Step down IEC materials and creative concepts from our international office to fit local context and structure..

    ii. Generate creative concepts for the necessary IEC materials including banners, print outs, info packs for the campaign upto to World Animal Day and related events.

    iii. Deliver, graphic design and desktop publishing concepts and ideas.

    iv. Execute the concepts through delivering of agreed IEC materials

    v. Identify and position communication materials in premium media

    vi. Work with World Animal World Protection and her partners to develop a newspaper supplement for the media profiling and leveraging (World Animal Protection will pay for the supplement directly to the media house) please do not quote for this.

    vii. Identify and book appropriate media houses for Talk Shows (World Animal Protection will pay directly – do not quote for this)

    viii. Collect Bio data and profile from the participants of this and other events event

    ix. Organise related public appearances at World Animal Protection related events.

    x. Coordinate – transport and logistics for the press and related media people

    xi. Develop short video coverage from the event

    xii. Take photography, video and necessary stills and footage at the World Animal Day and related events.

    xiii. Cut to tape and develop web- based presentations for the website

    xiv. Generate leads for coverage and progression

    xv. Manage media logistics

    Post Milestones Activities

    Post the event the Creative Agency will deliver the following;

    a) Collate information and data generating from the event for future contacts

    b) Develop a best practice report in anticipation of forthcoming events

    Deliverables:

    The deliverables for this assignment will include:

    i. A draft inception report covering consultant’s interpretation of the TOR and approach.

    ii. Assorted draft creative concepts

    iii. Thumbnail messages

    iv. Initial drafts of opinion pieces and creative pieces for publicatios in the media and influential journals.

    v. List of participants and attendees of the various events.

    vi. Final messages and materials in both soft and hard copies ready for bulk printing.

    1. Expected Profile of the Consultant(s)

    Minimum qualification requirements:

    1. Relevant work experience related to creatives for farming systems.
    2. Proven record in developing comprehensive Creative Systems strategies, with particular focus on farming systems.
    3. Prior experience of working in a multi-stakeholder environment including community groups, local and international NGOs, the media and multi-level government structures;
    4. Demonstrated analytical and strategic planning skills;
    5. Sound knowledge of animal welfare issues in a development context;
    6. A demonstrated ability to write concise consultancy reports.
    7. A recognized university Master’s Degree in, communication/journalism, Veterinary, Ethology or related social science discipline;

    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

    Kenya: Chief of Party – East Africa Trade and Investment Hub

    Organization: DAI Global
    Country: Kenya
    Closing date: 17 Aug 2018

    Background:

    DAI – www.dai.com – a global development consulting firm implements the USAID-funded East Africa Trade and Investment Hub (the Hub) project. The objective of the Hub is to boost trade and investment with and within East Africa by deepening regional integration, increasing the competitiveness of select regional agricultural value chains, promoting two-way trade with the U.S. under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) and facilitating investment and technology to drive trade growth intra-regionally and to global markets. The Hub is the U.S. Government’s flagship project under the presidential Trade Africa initiative.

    Objectives and Duties:

    The Chief of Party (COP) will assume ultimate responsibility for achieving program results and reporting to USAID. He/She will be the primary contact between the Hub, USAID, other U.S. government agencies involved in Trade Africa, Kenyan officials, subcontractors, grantees, other key stakeholders to develop and implement program activities to promote critical trade negotiations and investment opportunities within the East Africa region. The COP will be responsible for articulating the vision of the Hub, engaging the client and regional stakeholders, technical leadership and in-country management of the project in achieving project results. The COP will meet frequently with the technical and operational team leaders and managers to discuss achievements, plans, and options for meeting project challenges that arise during implementation. S/he will directly supervise the Component Leaders and two Deputy Chiefs of Party.

    The COP will be responsible for, but not limited to, the following detailed tasks:

    • Provide overall leadership and direction of the project and have full corporate authority to make decisions;
    • Articulate the vision, integrated strategy and objective to the team, USAID partners, counterparts, and other key stakeholders to ensure a cohesive and integrated approach in achieving the Hub’s objectives;
    • Serve as primary liaison between USAID, government counterparts and private sector and non-governmental stakeholders on program communications and technical implementation activities;
    • Serve as primary liaison between field project staff, and DAI home office management, ensuring clear communications and consistent expectations across all parties;
    • Manage, lead and oversee a team of expatriates and locals in achieving project results;
    • Oversee activities that promote trade and investment in the East Africa region and selected countries, including Ethiopia, Seychelles, Madagascar and Mauritius, for relevant value chains such as garments and textiles;
    • Oversee EATIH activities within the EAC member countries, including engagement with project stakeholders: USAID bilateral mission staff and other USG partners, EAC and other regional bodies, national government staff, business and trade associations, and private sector partners.
    • Develop and maintain strategic partnerships with other USAID projects, stakeholders identified above and international organizations to achieve program objectives;
    • Oversee development of public-private partnerships and other cross-sectoral relationships to encourage trade and investment and ensure sustainability beyond the program’s lifecycle;
    • Ensure adherence to the subcontracting and grants management plans and overall contract compliance, reporting, security policies, and program results;
    • Develop annual work plans, quarterly reviews, and updates, including technical programs with the technical managers in collaboration with USAID to achieve targets and objectives;
    • Oversee the participatory planning process to produce a strategic plan for project deliverables;
    • Direct overall technical strategy for integrating the project’s technical components and ensuring that all work plan benchmarks are met;
    • Ensure that the communications strategy engages USAID and all stakeholders with timely, relevant information about trade and investment activities and opportunities; widely disseminates EATIH’s role and activities in support of the Trade Africa Initiative, and supports programs by engaging key stakeholders that own and drive the initiatives.
    • Coordinate closely with related regional programs, including TradeMark East Africa, Africa Lead, and relevant bilateral programs in EAC countries.
    • Oversee implementation of Monitoring and Evaluation Plan.
    • Provide timely reporting to USAID.

    Qualifications:

    • Minimum Master’s degree required, Ph. D. preferred in economics, international trade, trade policy, investment or finance, business administration, international relations or related area or equivalent is strongly preferred.
    • At least ten years of relevant experience, eight of which shall be in developing countries preferably in East Africa, with experience in managing and implementing USAID projects and, preferably Feed the Future Programs.
    • At least five years of managing and coordinating complex development programs in Africa
    • Prior experience as a Chief of Party or significant management responsibilities for a program of comparable complexity.
    • Demonstrated experience working with senior-level host-country counterparts and experience in overseeing complex development programs and/or working with governing institutions.
    • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with institutional and private sector partners and stakeholders in a multi‐country setting.
    • Previous management experience of large, multi-faceted, USAID-funded or other donor projects.
    • Previous experience serving in an advisory capacity to high-level government officials on trade, economic policy, technology, or competitiveness.
    • Demonstrated understanding of USAID requirements for M&E, knowledge management, and reporting.
    • Ability to use the latest ICT technology and computer software program.

    Excellent English writing, speaking, reading, with good communication skills Supervisory Responsibilities:

    The COP will supervise the four Component Leads, DCOP, and Director of Communications and Knowledge Management.

    Base of Operations:

    Nairobi, Kenya

    How to apply:

    Please apply directly at the following link – https://chm.tbe.taleo.net/chm04/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=DAINC&cws=1&rid=3864

    Kenya: Regional Supply Chain Manager – Anglophone Africa

    Organization: International Medical Corps
    Country: Kenya
    Closing date: 23 Aug 2018

    Position Summary
    The Regional Supply Chain Manager – Anglophone Africa is a key member of the Regional Logistics & Supply Chain management team & an extended member of the Global Supply Chain function. The role holder will be expected to play a key leadership role in establishing IMC as the regional supply chain leader amongst humanitarian agencies.

    Key Responsibilities include:

    • Leading on driving supply chain change initiatives through the global supply chain excellence program, in the East Africa region.

    • Developing & implementing a regional supply chain strategic approach aimed at identifying and leveraging opportunities for supply chain consolidation, commercial excellence & optimization, particularly regional shared procurement.

    • Providing supply chain leadership & management support to key programs in the region, with particular emphasis to Nigeria, South Sudan and Ethiopia.

    The position will report to the Regional Logistics Coordinator – AA, with a technical reporting line additionally to the Global PIP Project Manager. The role holder will be expected to be flexible to deploy 100% as required to IMC country programs within the AA region.

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

    Supply Chain Excellence Leadership: Work with the Global Supply Chain Manager and other key colleagues to develop & refine specific supply chain excellence initiatives (Global Category Management, Country Supply Chain Improvement Project, Supply Chain KPI’s, Supply Chain Planning & Design, Emergency Supply Chain Preparedness, etc.)
    Responsible for driving these initiatives in the East African region in a phased manner, utilizing project management & change management approaches, with a hands on approach enabled through deployments as needed.
    In 2018, the role holder will be required to work extensively on the IMC L&SC flagship Procurement Transformation/Improvement Project (PIP) – which is a country procurement strengthening & excellence initiative. The role holder will be a senior member & one of the team leaders in the PIP project team, leading one of the 3 project teams (EA countries focused team) under the management of the PIP project manager. The PIP project entails conducting a holistic & sustainable overhaul of the country procurement function (sourcing strategy, contracting strategy & contracts setup, right sizing of the department, compliance strengthening, fraud resilience development & capacity building) based on analytics & sector procurement best practices. This will be achieved by a 6 month hands on support & coaching of the country procurement team (including an expected 2 month in country deployment in each country).

    • Regional Supply Chain Strategy & Execution:
      • Work with the Regional Logistics Coordinator and the Global Logistics & Supply Chain leadership team to develop & implement a regional supply chain strategy for IMC’s East African Region.
      • Identify & setup regional consolidated procurement & supply chain opportunities, hubs aligned to the Global Category Management & other strategies.
      • Explore & develop commercially advantageous opportunities for outsourcing supply chain activities in the region.
    • Supply Chain Leadership & Management Support:
      • Be the supply chain & logistics focal point for all multi country grants/programs in the region, providing a very high level of leadership and management support in related areas. Particularly OFDA and ECHO grants.
      • Responsible for ensuring development & submission of high quality large grant proposals covering all aspects of supply chain & logistics (supply chain plans, procurement plans, ensuring IMC leadership in efficiency & effectiveness metrics, inventory management policies, staffing plans, budgeting, etc.).
      • Occasional deployments on needs basis to provide surge capacity to country programs in supply chain management roles. Willingness to occasionally deploy for extended periods on short notice and work in austere, dangerous, and/or post-disaster contexts.

    As with all management positions, the role holder will be expected to demonstrate flexibility to take on additional responsibilities as mutually agreed.

    ESSENTIAL SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

    • Extensive experience in humanitarian &/ development supply chain & logistics management at country &/ regional/HQ levels supporting large program portfolios in leading agencies.

    Alternatively, a very strong private sector, senior supply chain profile with some exposure to humanitarian operations.

    • Preferred experience in health & integrated thematic sector programs.
    • Master’s degree or equivalent qualifications in Supply Chain or Global Logistics from a reputed university.
      Communication Skills:

    • Ability to read, write, analyze and interpret, technical and non-technical material in the English language.

    • High degree of influencing and communication skills through a variety of media (presentations, email, inter personal, remote communications, etc.) with a high degree of cultural awareness and change management sensitivity.

    Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse: Actively promote PSEA (Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse) standards within International Medical Corps and amongst beneficiaries served by International Medical Corps.
    Compliance & Ethics: Promotes and encourages a culture of compliance and ethics throughout International Medical Corps. As applicable to the position, maintains a clear understanding of International Medical Corps’ and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards. Conducts work with the highest level of integrity.

    How to apply:

    Please, send an email with your CV and cover letter to: hr-uk@internationalmedicalcorps.org.uk

    Kenya: WASH PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANT

    Organization: Habitat for Humanity
    Country: Kenya
    Closing date: 17 Aug 2018

    TERMS OF REFERENCE – WASH PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANT

    1. BACKGROUND

    Habitat for Humanity began in 1976 as a grassroots effort on a community farm in Southern Georgia, USA, and has since grown to become a leading global non-profit working in more than 1,300 communities throughout the U.S. and in more than 70 countries. Our Africa, Europe, Middle East and Central Asia operations are in 31 countries, and in Kenya, we have been in operation since 1982 through Habitat for Humanity Kenya (HFH Kenya), a locally registered NGO.

    Through HFH Kenya (HFHK), we have worked in 250 communities, enabling over 8,300 low-income families access decent and affordable houses through building, renovating and preserving homes, effectively directly serving over 58,000 individuals. Through Habitat for Humanity International market development partners in Kenya, over 56,000 families have been able to access housing finance, resulting to over 283,000 individuals served. In total, over 342,000 individuals have benefited from development partnerships efforts by Habitat for Humanity here in Kenya.

    HFHK is looking to develop its WASH programme in Kenya to help address its organizational mandate in providing affordable shelter. HFHK definition of adequate housing includes recognition that WASH needs for families in our programme areas must be met to meaningfully enjoy the benefits of improved shelter.

    HFH Kenya is seeking to hire a consultant to support the country team in developing the WASH program.

    2. SCOPE OF WORK

    The goal of this program is be to identify WASH models that can be adopted by service providers in Kenya. Leading in the design and development of an implementation and monitoring framework for WASH program activities, the consultant will help HFHK set the agenda for incorporation of WASH in to shelter improvement and community resilience, integrating policy concerns.

    3. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

    3.1 LITERATURE REVIEW & STAKEHOLDER ANALYSIS

    3.1.1 Review and reference key current developments and debates in the global WASH sector, including but not limited to MDGs and the New Urban Agenda.

    3.1.2 Review and reference key national and regional WASH bodies roles, responsibilities and current initiatives;

    3.1.3 At national and county level, carry out a stakeholder analysis of public, non-government, and private sector involvement in the WASH sector.

    3.1.4 Review relevant literature of key stakeholders at the national level, including but not limited to: national and county government WASH laws, policies, standards and/or strategic plans; Donor strategies for the WASH sector; WASH coordination bodies strategies and/or current initiatives; NGO WASH sector strategies;

    3.2 WASH PROGRAM PLAN DEVELOPMENT

    3.2.1 Travel to the field to meet with key grass-root level stakeholders, and undertake participatory exercises with target communities.

    3.2.2 Carry out consultations with beneficiaries with an objective of ensuring that their WASH needs are considered in any proposed housing interventions.

    3.2.3 Hold participatory programme development sessions with key HFHK staff and other key stakeholders at county and national level.

    3.2.4 Submit a 3-year WASH program plan to HFHK team for review and feedback. Format will be further defined but will include context analysis, assessment information, detailed programme plan, logframe, activity plan and budget.

    3.2.5 To identify the role of the private sector, NGOs and CSOs, this should be in the delivery of water and sanitation services.

    3.2.6 To identify the role of the private sector and NGOs which should be in the delivery of water and sanitation services

    3.2.7 To look at the role of community participation in planning the delivery of water and sanitation services, as well as their role in holding institutions and their governments to account for the delivery of services.

    3.2.8 To identify the obstacles and problems low-income communities have – with a specific focus on shelter – in accessing clean water and sanitation as a result of current water and sanitation policy environment, strategies and approaches of the various water and sanitation stakeholders (governments, INGOs etc.).

    3.2.9 To identify opportunities for the integration of WASH into HFHK’s other key sectors including food security, nutrition, livelihoods, health (including HIV & AIDS) and education.

    3.2.10 To ensure sustainability and replicability, factoring need to scale.

    3.3 LAIKIPIA WASH PROPOSAL DEVELOPMENT

    3.3.1 Having developed a generic WASH program plan for HFHK, the consultant will then be expected to develop a sample WASH proposal for Laikipia county, by:

    a) Reviewing HFHK WASH proposal guidelines;

    b) Coordination of input from key stakeholders; and

    c) Development and finalization of a proposal (concept note, full proposal, logframe, and budget)

    3.3.2 The consultant will focus on the technical components of the proposal and will receive wider proposal development support from HFHK’s Kenya Programme Unit.

    4. KEY OUTPUTS:

    1. Three Year WASH Program Plan for HFH Kenya

    2. Presentation of WASH Program Plan for key stakeholders

    3. HFH Kenya Laikipia WASH Proposal documents (concept note, full proposal, a logical framework analysis, and budget as per the guidelines for HFHK for Proposals)

    5. KEY QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

    • Advance university degree in engineering, water and sanitation, environmental health, developmental studies, social sciences and appropriate post-graduate qualifications (Degree, diploma),
    • Five to seven years of relevant experience, especially in the WASH sector, including conducting sector needs assessments and ability to design and implement development programs at various levels
    • Minimum of 7 years management experience in international development contexts or at a similar level.
    • Experience in program development and good knowledge of donors, including multilateral, institutional and corporates
    • Prior research or work experience in implementing and coordinating WASH programs in Sub-Saharan Africa region
    • Deep understanding of Housing Value Chain
    • Key insights into affordable housing solutions in Kenya.
    • Demonstrated use of performance improvement and program management methodologies
    • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills

    6. CONTACTS, COMMUNICATION AND SUPERVISION**

    The consultant will be under the direct supervision of the HFHK National Director for the duration of the contract. The consultant will also maintain official communication with the HFHK Head of Program Operations, Advocacy Specialist and field officers.

    How to apply:

    Interested and qualified persons should submit their applications, with CVs and at least three referees via email to procurement@hfhkenya.org with as a subject line “WASH Consultant 2018-01” by 17 August 2018 C.O.B. The application must also include proposed timelines for each of the responsibilities and associated costs.

    Kenya: REGIONAL HEAD OF STRATEGY AND INNOVATION

    Organization: Aga Khan Foundation
    Country: Kenya
    Closing date: 31 Aug 2018

    Are you a creative, strategic and committed leader? Are you cut out to energise a team engaged in developing creative solutions for inclusive development in East Africa? Do you thrive in developing new programmes and mobilising funds for them? If yes, then apply to this position at Aga Khan Foundation, East Africa (AKF) to be based in Nairobi. This position will report to the Regional Chief Executive Officer and will lead a team of Technical advisors, consultants and leads on special initiatives.

    For nearly 50 years, the Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) has been partnering with communities, governments and private sector to harness the best from people from all backgrounds to improve the quality of life. The Foundation’s work is rooted in core values of self-reliance, pluralism, and respect for human dignity. AKF is a member of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), one of the world’s leading poverty solutions networks. AKDN makes long-term investments, builds permanent institutions and cultivates an active civil society, impacting tens of millions of people annually in 30 countries. Alongside its sister AKDN agencies, the Foundation implements innovative, community-driven solutions that are based on decades of experience, learning and evaluation.

    Overall Objective:

    The Regional Head of Strategy and Innovation will be responsible for ensuring the alignment of programs and initiatives within the region to the regional and global strategies through promoting the focus on priority initiatives and funding opportunities. S/he will promote innovative, creative thinking within AKF, strengthen AKF’s design processes, both systemic and human-centered, with the aim of increasing quality, scale, depth of impact and resources. Ensure programs are built on and responsive to contextually derived evidence.

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Challenge and guide the regional and country offices to identify, develop and prioritize resource mobilization for strategically aligned initiatives and programs.
    • Lead on and provide support on high priority resource mobilization initiatives.
    • Promote new or innovative approaches.
    • Work with the Global Innovation Unit to develop a strong cadre of design facilitators within the country offices.
    • Ensure programming excellence and quality through people-centred, systems thinking, and evidence-based approaches to design and implementation.
    • Work closely with the monitoring, evaluation, research and learning (MERL) unit to develop systems and modalities of evidence generation that drive innovation and form the basis of program design.
    • Establish measurable accountability that will drive new and iterative approaches.
    • Support program teams to develop initiatives and engagements with new funding sources that ramp-up programming for scale and depth of impact.
    • Increase the depth and breadth of technical expertise at the country level, including learning and knowledge and thought leadership in our priority technical themes.
    • Support the development of technical, contextually specific theories of change and strategies aligned with the global program strategy.
    • Establish and lead new projects and initiatives that are regionally and/or thematically cross-cutting.

    Required Qualifications and Experience:

    • Minimum Master’s degree or equivalent in international development or other relevant fields;
    • Minimum 10 years senior management experience in managing multisectoral teams, preferably in programme design, learning and quality assurance at the country or regional level
    • Experience in leading and facilitating program design processes, management, leadership and mentoring staff with the willingness to visit programmes in the field
    • Experience in working with Governments and development partners to influence policies and practices.
    • Exceptional English communication skills, able to make strong presentations and produce high quality written reports
    • Experience of working in East Africa and knowledge of local cultures will be an added advantage

    How to apply:

    Interested and qualified applicants in this exciting career opportunity should send their cover letter, CV and the names and contact information of 3 professional referees to the following email address: recruitment@akfea.org, with Regional Head of Strategy and Innovation**”* in the subject line, addressed to the** Regional Human Resources Manager**, Aga Khan Foundation East Africa by ***31 st August 2018**.*

    NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    The Aga Khan Foundation is an agency of the Aga Khan Development Network (www.akdn.org)

    Kenya: Career Manager

    Organization: Médecins Sans Frontières
    Country: Kenya
    Closing date: 24 Aug 2018

    Médecins Sans Frontières – OCBA (Operational Centre Barcelona – Athens) is looking for an

    CAREER MANAGER

    (Based in Nairobi)

    GENERAL CONTEXT

    Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international independent medical-humanitarian organization that offers assistance to populations in distress, to victims of natural or man-made disasters and to victims of armed conflict, without discrimination and irrespective of race, religion, or political affiliation.

    The MSF movement is built around five operational directorates supported by 24 sections and offices worldwide. MSF OCBA is one of those directorates. Its operations are implemented by field teams and the mission coordination teams; together with the organizational units based in Barcelona, Athens, Buenos Aires, Nairobi and decentralised in Dakar and Amman. The field operations are guided and supported by 5 Operational Cells, the Emergency Unit and other Units supporting operations.
    MSF’s Nairobi Branch Office (NBO) was endorsed in 2017 with the objective of increasing strategic added value and support to the MSF movement, taking into account the vast potential that Kenya and East Africa have to offer. The NBO is under the management of OCBA but renders services to the MSF movement as a whole.

    The Field HR is an integral part of the HR unit of the Nairobi Branch office with a team composed of the Career manager, Recruitment officer, Psychosocial Support (PSU) and Head of HR. With the objective of supporting staff recruited from the region into the international MSF pool of Expats, this position will be directly responsible for linking with expats from the region and supporting them through their career within MSF.

    JOB CONTEXT
    As a member of the HR team of NBO, the Career Manager reports to the Head of HR/Admin.
    He/she will both lead in his/areas of work providing critical input on strategic developments of the Field HR, and working with the team to contribute to the global strategy and play a key role on implementation.

    He/She works closely with the recruitment Officer and compliments the role where management of international staff recruited are concerned.

    OBJECTIVE OF THE POSITION
    The scope of the position is twofold;
    Consolidate, review/update strategies and initiatives on proximity management developed and implement the same to enable international staff recruited from the region be better supported, and follow the pool of staff through their MSF career by facilitating and advising on placements and further career development within MSF.

    Initiate and take proactive lead in developing the career management portfolio and grow this over time; the CM will play a key role in all new developments and strategies for implementation within the vision/objective of the NBO and following the recruitment/development plan.

    The CM manages HR partnerships with assigned operational canters (OCs) and other MSF Offices, advising on placement of Eastern Africa field personnel, analysing effectiveness of placements, developing career management plans for promising personnel and overseeing field workers retention.

    MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES AND TASKS

    1. Strategic
      • Take the lead on the development and implementation of the proximity management strategy in collaboration with the HR team in Nairobi and Barcelona
      • Take the lead on developing and implementation of the international Field HR Career Management action plan, ensuring that the strategy is well aligned to the vision of HR for NBO and internalized in the annual plans. Ensures smooth implementation of the strategy and annual plans.
      • Engage with the broader MSF HR network in order to capture new needs that can be supported from Nairobi and learn from similar activities/initiatives
      • Monitor effectiveness of the strategies in place and adapt in case of need.
    2. Placement
      • Develop the system/process for placement of candidates and foresee progressively implementation of various activities based on development of the career management portfolio.
      • Proactively review field vacancies and identify candidates for proposal with designated Operational Centres (OCs);
      • Confers with Pool Managers (PMs) and recruiters to identify personnel needs, job specifications, qualifications and skills;
      • In consultation with the Nairobi and other OC’s Recruitment Officers (ROs), refers candidates for placement in appropriate field positions according to skills, experience and availability;
      • Meets regularly with the other Pool managers and recruiter to determine best fit of applicants in various OC vacancies; and help identify high potential and future profiles;
      • Support the placement of first mission staff on preparatory training courses as available;
      • Manages candidate expectations in a realistic way;
      • Participates in other HR activities that will facilitate the placement of Field Workers
      • With the NBO recruitment officer, create a database of potential profiles that can be contacted in case of emergencies and encourage the potential profiles to be available/mobile for Emergencies;
    3. Briefing and preparation
      • Define a proper briefing/debriefing plan and activities for new and current staff.
      • Provides departing field workers with necessary information;
      • Links departing field workers to returned field workers with prior experience in the country as possible (mentors);
      • Provides timely information to recruiting OC’s to allow preparation of necessary documents and travel arrangements;
    4. Support and quality control
      • Assists expatriates while in the field as required (personal issues);
      • Liaises with HR departments in designed OCs to assess on-going field worker performance;
      • Act as the HR focal point for E.A. Field Workers to ensure consistently high quality of support to each field worker.
      • Where required, communicates with families / contact persons in the event of emergency situations;
      • Support and back up the recruitment officer where needed/feasible.
    5. Debriefing, career planning and professional development
      • Develop/define and follow through the implementation of the career management plan and strategy for the NBO.
      • Support in Field staff retention and development Strategy through meaningful recognition, career path identification and by providing relevant learning and development opportunities;
      • Proactively liaises with the Field HR Team to propose candidates for career development, in accordance with the MSF Policy;
      • In consultation with OCs, support the planning of relevant training and career development for candidates;
      • Maintains on-going communications with candidates interested in future missions;
      • Provide mission-related feedback to OCs where necessary;
    6. Administration and general duties
      • Contributes to departmental planning and participate in international HR discussions;
      • Supports the implementation and development of the Field staff retention plan.
      • Contributes to HR Reporting and statistics;
      • Organises and/or actively participates and contributes to the success of Welcome Days and PPD sessions.
      • Works toward helping the overall organization understand field realities through returning field workers;
      • There will sometimes be the opportunity to go on short field assignments and / or to co-facilitate trainings in the field, where possible and in consultation with HR Manager;
      • Travel to national and international meetings, as required;
      • As part of duty of care ensure that IS from the region has access to preventive health measures before leaving to a mission (vaccination, health screening and PSU) as well as when returning from a mission.
      • Through the NBO Admin support, manage and coordinate movements of international staff and assure that sufficient administrative/logistical support is available for staff from Kenya and the region;
      • Backs-up colleagues, as required.
    7. Networking and Key events
      Set up and facilitate events that will enhance induction of newly recruited staff as well as connecting the staff from the region with the NBO and with each other
      • Organize gathering for the fieldworkers.
      • Organize welcome days for the newly recruited people

    Actively support the development of the broader NBO strategy
    • Act as a spokesperson for MSF in “marketing” the organization to potential recruits
    • Link with the communications unit – help to identify potential spokespeople from the region and inform comms about people coming back from missions so that their stories can be captured
    • Work closely with the East African Association (EAA) in order to identify people and associative events that will facilitate linking with field staff in or between missions
    • Contribute to the expansion of the networking base of the NBO

    Pro-actively link Staff with the happenings in the broader MSF movement
    • Link field workers with the EAA and encourage them to take part in associative debates and events
    • Invite Fieldworkers for events conducted either by the office or association
    • Ensure Field workers are in the know of the happenings in the movement

    SELECTION CRITERIA

    Education and experience:
    • University degree/diploma in Health, social or human sciences are desirable, specializations in HR, Psychology or related field would be an advantage.
    • Experienced in diverse international contexts through assignments with voluntary humanitarian non-governmental organizations. At least 2-3 years International Field experience with MSF is highly desirable.
    • Experience in placement and career management/development is desirable.
    • High knowledge and understanding of African contexts and cultures.
    • Fluent English
    • Use of IT tools and Web 2.0 software (LinkedIn, Facebook,etc.)

    Required competencies:
    • Communication and interpersonal skills
    • Commitment to MSF’s Principles
    • Cross-cultural Awareness
    • Behavioral Flexibility
    • Stress Management
    • Analytical Thinking
    • Results and Quality Orientation
    • Service Orientation
    • Planning and Organizing
    • Teamwork and Cooperation

    Others
    • Availability to travel to the various recruitment areas or countries and high mobility within/out of East African region, and occasional travel outside the region.

    Conditions
    • Location: Based in Nairobi, at the Médecins Sans Frontières-Spain Nairobi Branch Office
    • Full Time Job
    • Annual gross salary of KSH. 3,465,673 + Secondary Benefits based on MSF OCBA Reward Policy
    • Starting date: ASAP

    How to apply:

    Applicants should send their curriculum vitae and cover motivation letter as a single file by 24th August 2018, under the reference ‘**Career Manager**’ to MSFE-RRHH-NBO@barcelona.msf.org
    Please note that MSF will only contact short-listed candidates.