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Kenya: Operations and Partnership Advisor – NEAR

Organization: Adeso
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 31 Jul 2018

TERMS OF REFERENCE: OPERATIONS AND PARTNERSHIP ADVISOR – NEAR

Organization: NEAR – Network for Empowered Aid Response, www.near.ngo,

(Hosted by Adeso – African Development Solutions www.adesoafrica.org)

Project: NEAR Capacity Strengthening Program

Position Type: Consultancy

Study/Assessment Topic: Operations and Program support

Position Location: Nairobi, Kenya with Frequent Travel to Somalia, DRC and South Sudan

Duration: 2-3 Months (May Be Extended)

Reporting To: Programs Manager – NEAR

Working With: The NEAR Secretariat

Starting Date: Immediately

ORGANIZATIONAL BACKGROUND

Adeso is an expanding and vibrant African based international development and humanitarian organization. At Adeso, we work with African communities who are yet to realize their full potential; working inside these communities to create environments in which Africans can thrive. Our belief that economic, social and environmental security is the bedrock of a healthy community drives the nature and intent of our programming. We work to prevent and overcome situations that adversely affect community well-being by: reinvigorating the economy, developing skills for life and work, providing humanitarian aid, and influencing policy.

ABOUT NEAR NETWORK

Adeso together with other local and national NGOs have come together to form a global network which was launched in May 2016 at the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, Turkey. The network, NEAR (Network for Empowered Aid Response), is a movement of local organizations with a bold ambition – to reshape the top-down humanitarian and development system to one that is locally driven and owned, and is built around equitable, dignified and accountable partnerships.

BACKGROUND FOR CONSULTANCY

The Operations and Partnership Advisor will work closely with the NEAR Programs Manager to ensure that adequate levels of operations support are provided to NEAR personnel and partners working in Africa. This position will ensure that partner programmatic milestones are achieved before project closeout and support NEAR in general in ensuring compliance of all programs. S/he will contribute to the Capacity building of CS partners and assist the Executive Director with the design of operations department systems, policies and procedures to ensure efficiency and effectiveness in the implementation of NEAR programs globally.

SCOPE OF WORK

Support to Capacity Strengthening (CS) Program

· Support the development and review of policies, procedures and systems for partners and ensure that the partners have proper systems for documentation and compliance with donor requirements.

· Lead the coordination with the CS Program team.

· Receive, track, and document programmatic reporting for Africa-wide CS activities.

· Support consultants on the development and implementation of Financial, Procurement and Human Resources (any other policies & procedures) procedures and systems.

· Work with partners to ensure that the developed trainings and strategies are well understood and appropriate for their organization and capacity.

· Monitor and further develop capacity development plans for partners, together with all departments, including Finance, Logistics, M&E etc.

· Provide support to partners on any organizational development aspects, based on capacity development plans.

· Understanding of and demonstrated commitment to upholding NEARs’ Core Values.

Operations and Donor Contractual Management

· Conduct an analysis of NEAR program income and cost share in coordination with Finance.

· Develop an expense plan for available program income.

· Conduct an analysis of existing contracts and strategy for payment.

· Conduct an analysis on partnership and hosting MoUs.

· Propose innovative solutions utilizing new technologies to enhance the asset certification process.

· Support the NEAR monthly expense review and projection process.

· Contribute to the proposal development process.

· Review alternative systems for requisition and purchase order management.

· Ensure proper documentation of program income in close coordination with Adeso.

· Manage international and regional travel requests and bookings.

· Develop a transition plan for NEAR to become an independent institution

· Any other duties as assigned.

CONSULTANCY PERIOD

2-3 months (may be extended)

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required:

· At least 5+ years relevant experience;

· Previous experience coordinating logistics in Sub Saharan Africa – strongly desired;

· Proven ability to handle sensitive, confidential materials in an appropriate manner;

· Proven ability to develop and monitor work plans and training plans.

· Understanding of and experience with the administration of USAID and ECHO grants, cooperative agreements and contracts.

· Excellent analytical, operations and financial management skills.

· Excellent oral communication and presentation skills.

· Excellent writing and editing skills.

· Experience with MS Excel and Word.

· Must have initiative and attention to detail.

· Proven ability to multi-task and prioritize within a shifting workload.

· Ability to travel within and spend extended time in the field, with limited facilities, often under harsh conditions

COPYRIGHT AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS

In consideration of the fees paid, the Consultant expressly assigns to NEAR any copyright arising from the works the consultant produces while executing this contract. All images (whether used for online or print purposes) must however bear the consultant’s photo credit, as specified by international intellectual property rights. The consultant may not use, reproduce or otherwise disseminate or authorize others to use, reproduce or disseminate such works without prior consent from NEAR.

Please note: This ToR is intended to convey information essential to understanding the scope of the job and the general nature and level of work performed by job holders within this job. But, the ToR is not intended to be an exhaustive list of qualifications, skills, efforts, duties, responsibilities or working conditions associated with the position.

How to apply:

All applications should be sent to jobs@near.ngo by 31st July 2018 with “Operations and Partnership Advisor” on the subject line. The selection committee will review all applications as they arrive. All applicants must meet the minimum requirements described above, and those unable to meet these requirements will not be considered.

Each application package should include the following:

  • An application letter addressing the selection criteria including how the consultant’s previous experience matches the consultancy objectives as well as the interest for the position. It should also indicate the candidate’s availability and consultancy rates. The letter should be no longer than two pages;
  • A sample of recent work;
  • Updated CV including relevant work experience and qualifications;
  • Contact details of 2 references.

Applications not including all the above information will not be reviewed. NEAR is an equal opportunity employer.

Kenya: Programme monitoring officer

Organization: ERIKS Development Partner
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 09 Jul 2018

ERIKS Development Partner is a Swedish NGO promoting children’s rights. ERIKS’ vision is to change the world by giving children the opportunity to realize their ambitions and enjoy their rights. The NGO, founded in 1967, is based on Christian values. ERIKS carries out development projects by promoting the rights of the child to education, health and protection. In addition, it responds to humanitarian crises. ERIKS works in partnership with national NGOs to build the capacity of civil society and for more relevant, effective and sustainable implementation of its actions. In East Africa, ERIKS operates in four countries; Uganda, Kenya, South Sudan and Tanzania. Much of the work is funded by the Swedish International Development Agency (Sida) through the Swedish Mission Council (SMC). Since 2010, ERIKS has a regional office for East Africa in Kampala, Uganda, with a Regional Representative (RR), a Program Monitoring Officer (PMO), a Financial Monitoring Officer (FMO) and a Financial & Administration assistant. The regional office provides close monitoring and support to partner NGOs in the region, in collaboration with the East Africa Program Coordinator (PC) based at ERIKS headquarters in Sweden. For more information about ERIKS, see https://erikshjalpen.se/eriks/about-us/.

OUTLINE OF THE POSITION

The assignment of the Programme Monitoring Officer’s (PMO) consists of regular monitoring of the interventions supported by ERIKS, capacity building of the implementing partner organizations and networking. The PMO will be based in Nairobi at a host organisation and be part of the ERIKS East Africa office in Kampala reporting to the Regional Representative. The PMO will have supervising responsibilities mainly in Kenya and South Sudan. The PMO will take up duty in October 2018 or as per agreement.

JOB DESCRIPTION

You will:

  • Be well acquainted with the rules and procedures of ERIKS and convey them to the implementing partner organizations and development partners.
  • Contribute to the elaboration of an efficient reporting and monitoring system of the interventions supported by ERIKS in the region and represent ERIKS for any events.
  • Analyse the regular reports submitted by the implementing partners.
  • Write reports for periodical operational assessments of the implementing partner organizations.
  • Make field visits to the sites of the current interventions and write field reports.
  • Monitor the implementation of recommendations given to the implementing partners.
  • Supervise compliance with agreements and contracts signed between ERIKS and the implementing partners.
  • Assist the EAT in conducting organisational assessments
  • Assist the PC in analysing the project proposals submitted by the implementing partner organizations.
  • Elaborate TORs for mid-term reviews and final evaluations and identify consultants for their execution.
  • Evaluate the implementing partner organizations’ capacity building needs and function as advisor and mentor.
  • Develop networking between implementing partner organizations, peer NGOs and national networks and authorities.
  • Assist EAT in institutional fundraising and communication. QUALIFICATIONS

Education:

  • University degree in project administration and management, development, social sciences, Human Rights, sociology or equivalent.
  • Masters Degree in humanities is an added advantage.

Experience:

  • Professional experience in project design and management. Professional experience in the field of project monitoring/evaluation in an international agency or a well-established national NGO
  • Understanding of Human/Children’s Rights and experience in Child Rights Programming.
  • Work experience in Institutional Fundraising.

Competence:

  • Well acquainted with the following computer software (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook)
  • High capacity in reading, writing and communicating in English.
  • Well informed about the development context in Kenya in particular and all the four East African countries of intervention. (Focus countries will be Kenya and South Sudan with regular interventions in the other East African countries).

Ability:

  • Ability to work independently and in team.
  • Willingness to travel extensively within the region in some hard to reach areas.
  • Attitude of listening and creativity.
  • Flexibility and ability to take initiative.
  • Interpersonal competence and ability to network and maintain good partnership relations.
  • Capacity to work with national and international organizations, authorities and various management structures.
  • Capacity to gather, summarize and present information in a professional and convincing way.
  • Aptitude for planning, foresight and problem solving.
  • Capacity to work under pressure and time limits.
  • Leadership ability and a high level of emotional intelligence.
  • Ability to facilitate training and capacity building plans for implementing partner organisations.

CONDITIONS FOR EMPLOYMENT

  • Share the basic values, the vision and the mission of ERIKS.
  • Determined to develop and maintain the good image of ERIKS.
  • Be a person of excellent integrity and decline every form of corruption and mismanagement of funds.
  • Available to make frequent field missions in the four countries concerned.

How to apply:

Apply online at:
http://www.africastopjobs.com/AfricasTopJobs/2887

Kenya: Developing and Implementing a Communication Strategy for the Sub-Regional Focal Point for Animal Genetic Resources (AnGR) for West Africa

Organization: African Union – InterAfrican Bureau for Animal Resources
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 27 Jun 2018

Background

The African Union Interafrican Bureau for Animal Resources (AU-IBAR) is a specialized technical Office of the Department of Rural Economy and Agriculture (DREA) of the African Union Commission (AUC). AU-IBAR's mandate is to support and coordinate the utilization of livestock, fisheries and wildlife as a resource for both human wellbeing and economic development in the Member States of the African Union (AU). The mission of AU-IBAR is to provide leadership in the development of animal resources for Africa through supporting and empowering AU Member States and regional Economic Communities (RECs). Under this mission, AU-IBAR has developed a framework to mainstream livestock in the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development program (CAADP) pillars. Sustainable utilization of AnGR is a priority area under pillar 4 of the AU framework. In order to successfully implement this strategy, AU-IBAR has received a financial support from the European Union (EU) to implement a project which focuses on "Strengthening the Capacity of African Countries to Conservation and Sustainable Utilisation of African Animal Genetic Resources".

The project "**Strengthening the Capacity of African Countries to Conservation and Sustainable Utilization of African Animal Genetic Resources**" aims at strengthening the capacity of African countries and Regional Economic Communities to sustainably use and conserve animal genetic resources (AnGR) through institutionalizing national and regional policy, legal and technical instruments and implementing actions that will result in judicious exploitation of AnGR in Africa. This is achieved through:

  • Establishing the status and trends of animal genetic resources in Africa.
  • Developing policy frameworks for the sustainable utilization and conservation of AnGR.
  • Establishing national and regional utilization, conservation and improvement strategies and initiatives.
  • Increasing knowledge, attitude and practice on the use and contribution of livestock to economic growth, food security and poverty reduction.

Context of the Consultancy

In 2014, AU-IBAR and FAO organized a joint regional workshop on "Capacity Building in the Management of Animal Genetic Resources in Central and West Africa", held in N'Djamena, Chad from August 28 to 30. The main objective of the workshop was to build capacity in the Sub-Regional Focal Point for West and Central Africa to improve the management of animal genetic resources through better coordination and networking. The meeting took an important decision on establishing two sub-regional focal points instead of a single focal point for both regions. Through increased acceptance and commitment by the various stakeholders, the implementation capacities of the Sub-Regional Focal Point for West Africa have improved considerably in recent years. However, there are some lingering roadblocks preventing from quickly implementing its mandate focused on: (i) strengthening activities the countries with respect to animal genetic resources; (ii) supporting regional communication and awareness raising; (iii) providing technical assistance in designing and implementing regional projects; (iv) helping in developing regional policies on animal genetic resources; and (v) mobilizing resources for financing sustainable management activity for animal genetic resources. In this context, the African Union Interafrican Bureau for Animal Resources (AU-IBAR) seeks to identify and hire a consultant to develop and implement the communication strategy for the Sub-Regional Focal Point for Animal Genetic Resources (AnGR) for West Africa.

Objectives

The objective of the consultation is to develop and implement a communication strategy for the Sub-Regional Focal Point for Animal Genetic Resources (AnGR) for West Africa.
Specifically, the consultant will have to:

  • Help in developing and implementing an innovative communication strategy for improving the visibility of the Sub-Regional Focal Point for West Africa and its mandate, including liaising with donors, the media, other development agencies, and the partners.
  • Design and develop an integrated communication plan to improve public knowledge and attitudes, including partners on the image, mandate and achievements by the Sub-Regional Focal Point for West Africa.
  • Develop and use communication media and tools to promote the visibility of the Sub-Regional Focal Point for West Africa by focusing on the use of innovative information and communication technologies.
  • Assist in updating of the Sub-Regional Focal Point for West Africa website.

Expected Results

  • An innovative communication strategy for improving the visibility of the Sub-Regional Focal Point for West Africa and its mandate, including liaising with donors, the media, other development agencies, and the partners, is developed and established.
  • An integrated communication plan for improving the public knowledge and attitudes, including partners on the image, mandate and achievements by Sub-Regional Focal Point for West Africa, is designed and developed.
  • Communication media and tools for promoting the visibility of the Sub-Regional Focal Point for West Africa by focusing on the use of innovative information and communication technologies, are developed and used.
  • The Sub-Regional Focal Point for West Africa website is updated.
  • Recommendations on implementing genetic improvement programmes have been made.

Deliverables

Inception Report (IR)

An inception report (IR) within 5 days of signing the contract. The IR coming in no more than 10 pages should include the proposed methodology, the timetable and activity schedule, the sites to be visited, the persons to interview and an overview of the contents of the final technical report.

Technical Interim Report (TIR)

The technical interim report is considered the initial draft of the Final Technical Report (FTR) before a final copy is formally and officially submitted to AU-IBAR for acceptance.

Final Technical Report (FTR)

The final technical report (RTF) should take into account inputs and comments from relevant stakeholders and AU-IBAR. The draft final report must be submitted at the end of the time allocated to task performance. Once validated, three (03) copies of the consultation’s final report, in which the raw data obtained is annexed, must be submitted to AU-IBAR. The final report must be submitted at the end of the time allocated to task performance within a maximum of three calendar months from the date of signing of the contract.

Term of Consultation

The consultation will be carried out within 15 working days, from the day of the signing of the contract.

Payment

The total cost for the consultation will be 4500 (four thousand five hundred) US$, not comprising travel expenses and daily subsistence allowance for field visits if available.

Consultant Profiles

General qualifications and competences:

  • Be a national of West Africa.
  • Ability to communicate and write fluently in French and / or English with a good working knowledge of the other language.
  • Perfect command of French.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills.

Specific qualifications and competences:

The consultant shall have excellent knowledge in communication and advocacy areas. In particular, he or she should:

  • Hold a higher university degree in communication, social sciences, and / or any other communication-related field.
  • Have a proven track record in innovation and promoting new communication approaches and techniques (social media, on-line communication, etc.).
  • Have a good knowledge of livestock rearing conditions in West Africa as well as the media environment. **

    Closing Date for Applications: 27th June 2018**

How to apply:

The service offers must include a letter of interest addressed to the AU-IBAR Director, a curriculum vitae highlighting the qualifications and professional experience of the person concerned and a financial offer.

The full service offers marked as «Developing and implementing a communication strategy for the Sub-Regional Focal Point for Animal Genetic Resources (AnGR) in West Africa » should be sent by e-mail to the following address:

AU-IBAR Director
P.O. BOX 30786, 00100 Nairobi, Kenya
FAX: +254-20-367-4143
E-mail: procurement@au-ibar.org and include in copy: khalid.seid@au-ibar.org

Kenya: Documenting Studies Conducted on Characterization, Inventory, Monitoring of Trends and Risks Associated with Animal Genetic Resources in West…

Organization: African Union – InterAfrican Bureau for Animal Resources
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 27 Jun 2018

Background

The African Union Interafrican Bureau for Animal Resources (AU-IBAR) is a specialized technical Office of the Department of Rural Economy and Agriculture (DREA) of the African Union Commission (AUC). AU-IBAR's mandate is to support and coordinate the utilization of livestock, fisheries and wildlife as a resource for both human wellbeing and economic development in the Member States of the African Union (AU). The mission of AU-IBAR is to provide leadership in the development of animal resources for Africa through supporting and empowering AU Member States and regional Economic Communities (RECs). Under this mission, AU-IBAR has developed a framework to mainstream livestock in the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development program (CAADP) pillars. Sustainable utilization of AnGR is a priority area under pillar 4 of the AU framework. In order to successfully implement this strategy, AU-IBAR has received a financial support from the European Union (EU) to implement a project which focuses on "Strengthening the Capacity of African Countries to Conservation and Sustainable Utilisation of African Animal Genetic Resources".

The project "Strengthening the Capacity of African Countries to Conservation and Sustainable Utilization of African Animal Genetic Resources" aims at strengthening the capacity of African countries and Regional Economic Communities to sustainably use and conserve animal genetic resources (AnGR) through institutionalizing national and regional policy, legal and technical instruments and implementing actions that will result in judicious exploitation of AnGR in Africa. This is achieved through:

  • Establishing the status and trends of animal genetic resources in Africa
  • Developing policy frameworks for the sustainable utilization and conservation of AnGR
  • Establishing national and regional utilization, conservation and improvement strategies and initiatives
  • Increasing knowledge, attitude and practice on the use and contribution of livestock to economic growth, food security and poverty reduction.

Context of the Consultancy

Conservation, as well as the use of local animal genetic resources, plays a fundamental role in development in rural areas. Biodiversity, in the livestock sector, is an indispensable component of the complex and changing system that characterizes a particular rural area. Phenotypic characterization of animal genetic resources for food and agriculture is the practice of systematically documenting observed characteristics, geographical distribution, production environments, and uses of these resources. The information obtained through the characterization process fosters informed decision-making about resource management priorities by different interest groups, including farmers, governments at national and regional level, and international agencies. The Global Plan of Action for Animal Genetic Resources recognizes that « a good understanding of the breed characteristics is required to guide decision-making in breeding development and selection programmes ». The West African region is the domestication center for several animal species and breeds, and they are more likely than others to have unique and valuable genetic diversity. The region’s climate and production environments vary widely and include many challenging environments that combine high temperatures and arid conditions. These conditions are more advantageous to the region’s breeds than exotic breeds that have been raised in temperate climates and in more favorable production environments. Unfortunately, this important wealth is significantly under-utilized and does not contribute to its fair value to the people’s well-being because of the lack of knowledge of the real genetic potential, the poor management of local breeds (food, environmental and sanitary constraints). Phenotypic and / or molecular characterization studies have been conducted in cattle in some countries in the region. At the regional level, a CORAF-funded project investigated the introgression of zebu blood into bull populations in Benin, Burkina Faso and Mali. The studies have demonstrated that there are signs of introgression in bull populations (Baoulé and N'Dama). In small ruminants, national genetic characterization studies are conducted in various countries on various populations or "breeds". This is true as regards sheep and goats in Burkina Faso. Additionally at the regional level, the project on the "Valorization of local animal and aquaculture genetic resources in the UEMOA space," PROGEVAL funded by UEMOA and led by CORAF with the NARSs is characterizing numerous species such as the Fula zebu, the N’Dama bull, the Peul peul sheep, the local guinea fowl, Tilapia.

In this context, the African Union Interafrican Bureau for Animal Resources (AU-IBAR) seeks to identify and hire a consultant to emphasize the importance of characterization, inventory and monitoring trends and risks associated with animal genetic resources in West Africa.

Objectives

The objective of the consultation is to highlight the importance of characterization, inventory and monitoring of trends and risks associated with animal genetic resources in West Africa. Specifically, the consultant will have to:

  • Take stock of the research studies and activities undertaken, the various projects and programmes on (phenotypic and molecular) characterization, inventory and monitoring of trends and risks associated with animal genetic resources in West Africa;
  • Map and describe the various information systems established in relation to animal genetic resources in West Africa;
  • Document the achievements, successes and lessons learned about (phenotypic and molecular) characterization, inventory and monitoring of trends and risks associated with animal genetic resources in West Africa;
  • Produce a policy brief on the current and potential contribution of research work and activities, of various projects and programmes on the development of animal genetic resources in West Africa (implementation of genetic improvement programmes).

Expected Results

  • Review of research studies, activities, of various projects and programmes on (phenotypic and molecular) characterization, inventory and monitoring of trends and risks associated with animal genetic resources in West Africa are available.
  • Better knowledge of the importance of characterization, inventory and monitoring of trends and risks associated with animal genetic resources in West Africa.
  • Recommendations on implementing genetic improvement programmes have been made.

Deliverables

Inception Report (IR)

An inception report (IR) within 5 days of signing the contract. The IR coming in no more than 10 pages should include the proposed methodology, the timetable and activity schedule, the sites to be visited, the persons to interview and an overview of the contents of the final technical report.

Technical Interim Report (TIR)

The technical interim report is considered the initial draft of the Final Technical Report (FTR) before a final copy is formally and officially submitted to AU-IBAR for acceptance.

Final Technical Report (FTR)

The final technical report (RTF) should take into account inputs and comments from relevant stakeholders and AU-IBAR. The draft final report must be submitted at the end of the time allocated to task performance. Once validated, three (03) copies of the consultation’s final report, in which the raw data obtained is annexed, must be submitted to AU-IBAR. The final report must be submitted at the end of the time allocated to task performance within a maximum of three calendar months from the date of signing of the contract.

Term of Consultation

The consultation will be carried out within 30 working days, from the day of the signing of the contract.

Payment

The total cost for the consultation will be 9000 (nine thousand) US$, not comprising travel expenses and daily subsistence allowance for field visits if available.

Consultant Profiles

General qualifications and competences:

  • Be a national of West Africa.
  • Ability to communicate and write fluently in French and / or English with a good working knowledge of the other language.
  • Perfect knowledge of French/English.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills.

Specific qualifications and competences:

The consultant shall have an excellent knowledge of livestock development in West Africa and will have extensive experience in characterization of animal species and breeds.
In particular, he or she should:

  • Advanced university degree in animal sciences, animal genetics or socio-economics.
  • Have at least 5 years professional experience in the livestock industry and in conducting and implementing animal phenotypic characterization studies.
  • Have a good drafting ability, good knowledge of production systems, and statistics.
  • Have relevant knowledge on socio-economic dynamics and cross-border trade in the sub-region.

    Closing Date for Applications: 27th June 2018

How to apply:

The service offers must include a letter of interest addressed to the AU-IBAR Director, a curriculum vitae highlighting the qualifications and professional experience of the person concerned and a financial offer.

The full service offers marked as « Documenting studies conducted on characterization, inventory and monitoring of trends and risks associated with animal genetic resources in West Africa» should be sent by e-mail to the following address:

AU-IBAR Director
P.O. BOX 30786, 00100 Nairobi, Kenya
FAX: +254-20-367-4143
E-mail: procurement@au-ibar.org and include in copy: khalid.seid@au-ibar.org

Kenya: External Evaluation of Advocacy, Systems strengthening and Capacity Enhancement for Nutrition Transformation (ASCENT) Project in West Pokot…

Organization: Action Against Hunger USA
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 14 Jun 2018

TERMS OF REFERENCE For the External Evaluation of Advocacy, Systems strengthening and Capacity Enhancement for Nutrition Transformation (ASCENT) Project in West Pokot County.

For a detailed Terms of Reference kindly click on the link below.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1fIMHAb9omZlUAJbZ0g4gx6sJiOt8BolFWGCVbz4Wv2M/edit?usp=sharing

How to apply:

Email address for submission

Note that the financial and technical proposal should be presented on separate documents on the same email.

Prospective applicants should send their detailed applications on or before 14th June 2018 to tenders@ke-actionagainsthunger.org

Action Against hunger reserves the right to accept or reject any bid in part or whole and is not bound to give reason(s) for its decisions.

Kenya: Grant and Capacity Building Manager, Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health Programme

Organization: Options Consultancy Services
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 02 Apr 2018

Introduction

We are seeking a proactive Grant and Capacity Building Manager, based in Kenya, who will play a key role on our new programme aimed at improving the sexual and reproductive health (SRH) of adolescents, including reducing unsafe-abortions and preventing unwanted pregnancies. The programme will be implemented in Nigeria, Kenya, and South Africa. Its objective is to ensure young women are able to access quality comprehensive sexual and reproductive services and will support civil society organisations (CSOs) to shift social norms and build girls’ agency through ICT platforms and interpersonal networks.

Objective of role

The Grant and Capacity Building Manager will use their skills and expertise to manage and oversee Civil Society Organisation (CSO) grants and capacity building of grantees to support improvement in access to quality, youth friendly SRH services, shifting community attitudes and improving knowledge of reproductive rights.

Person specification

To succeed in this role you will need:

· Strong proven technical expertise in the field of sexual and reproductive health, rights, and social / behaviour change in relation to sensitive issues.

· Experience of grant mechanism design and management, including disbursing funds to grassroots organisations, contracting, planning, budgeting and risk management.

· Strong relationship management and communications skills.

· Strategic thinking, problem solving and decision-making skills.

Please see the Job Description for more details: http://www.options.co.uk/jobs/grant-and-capacity-building-manager-adolescent-sexual-and-reproductive-health-programme-0

About the Programme and Options

The programme aims to substantially improve access to quality SRH services for adolescent girls in countries with the greatest burden in sub-Saharan Africa.

Options Consultancy Services Limited was established in 1992 and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marie Stopes International. We are a consultancy organisation providing technical and management expertise in the health and social sectors to governments and international development partners to transform the health of women and children. We provide information, expertise and influence to governments, health workers, NGOs and businesses to catalyse change so that health services can be accessed by the people who need them most.

Other information

· Options is an equal opportunities employer

How to apply:

Application process

· To apply, please send your CV with a cover letter detailing how your skills and experience meet the requirements of the role to Joanna Drazdzewska at opportunities@options.co.uk. Candidates should state the role (Grant and Capacity Building Manager) and their name in the email submission subject header.

· Closing date for applications is: Monday 2nd April 2018 23:59 GMT

· Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interview.

Kenya: SENIOR GRANTS MANAGER (REF: ACT/SGM/01/2018):RE-ADVERTISEMENT

Organization: Act Change Transform
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 09 Feb 2018

(Those who had applied for this position do not need to re-apply)

SENIOR GRANTS MANAGER: (Ref: ACT/SGM/01/2018)

Act Change Transform (Act!) is a local Non-Governmental Organization whose mission is to facilitate the empowerment of marginalized people and communities in Kenya and neighboring countries, to become active participants in their development by enabling them to: stand up for their rights; demand good governance in the management of resources; and participate in decision making processes. Act! does this through implementing partners, offering them capacity development, management of grants so that value for money is achieved and providing strategic leadership in national advocacy for the benefit of women, youth, people with disabilities and other marginalized communities.

Job Summary

The Senior Grants Manager will be based in Nairobi and will ensure the proper functioning of the grants management function. This will include monitoring the entire grants management process from solicitation through close out and ensuring proper compliance with all donor regulations. S/he will play a leadership role towards supporting Act! and its partners in achieving rigorous financial and grants reporting and management. The incumbent will be in charge of ensuring that the tools and materials Act! uses to deliver effective grants and financial services to its partners are of the highest standard.

Key responsibilities

Specifically, the Senior Grants Manager will be responsible for but not limited to:

Grants Management

  • Ensure effective implementation of the grants management policies, rules and procedures that meet industry best practices and ensure full understanding by the grants team as well as compliance of the grants management process at all levels within Act!.
  • Develop procedural documents and processes and ensure full understanding of the grants management process at key levels within the institution as well as coordinate grants management systems across programs to ensure high quality and consistency.
  • Ensure Act!’s grants management policies in relation to selection of partners are fully adhered to.
  • Oversees overall tracking of grants pool while closely monitoring the obligations from donors and grant obligations to recipients/grantees. Ensure that Act! never commits more funds than obligated by donors.
  • Ensure that all grant documentation is maintained according to Act! standards and donor policies to the extent they can be fully audited with limited or no adverse findings.
  • Ensure that pre-award risk assessments are carried out on each grantee in collaboration with the Capacity Development Team and that decisions are incorporated into grant awards.
  • Ensure strong links between the grants management and M&E systems to improve partners reporting and link to Act! requirements.
  • Ensure responsible proposal processing and timeliness of responses to agencies.
  • Ensure that grant modifications for cost/program changes are completed accurately.
  • Coordinate the entire team (Program Management Team, Monitoring & Evaluation and Capacity Development) to ensure the timely and appropriate close-out of issued grants.

Capacity Development Coordination

  • Collaborate with the Capacity Development Team to identify priority areas for training of partners and develop strategic interventions to assist partners.
  • Coordinate the development of training materials for potential grantees on proposal design and budgeting skills.
  • Coordinate with the Capacity Development Team, to organize and facilitate (as necessary) grants management workshops for grantees/partners to provide guidance on good grants management and on compliance with donor regulations.

Monitoring and Financial Reporting

  • Monitor grantee advance and liquidation balances closely and ensure timely liquidations.
  • Review all payment requests to ensure they meet the standards of allowable, allocable and reasonable.
  • Collaborate with the Program Management Team to review program and financial reports from partners to ensure compliance against program description against grant budget.
  • Oversee the updating and maintenance of the grant-tracking database. Ensure consistency and accuracy of information. Use the database to produce key reports to support decisions by management.
  • Closely monitor obligations from donors and grant obligations to grantees to ensure that Act! never commits more funds than allowable.

Compliance audit coordination

  • Monitor partners procedures designed to comply with regulations.
  • Liaising with the Compliance Officer as necessary, coordinate the investigation of suspected violations of proper applications.
  • Oversee the assistance to grantees to resolve audit problems identified in audit management letters.

Qualification, Experience and Skills

Academic Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Commerce, Accounting or related business field. A Master’s degree in the relevant field will be an added advantage.

Professional Qualifications

Certified Public Accountant of Kenya (CPA-K) or ACCA qualifications.

Relevant Experience

  • Eight years experience in managing major donor grants and contracts, five of which must be at management level.

Essential Skills and Competencies

  • Excellent analytical skills to successfully perform financial reviews and other quantitative analyses.
  • Familiarity with major donors’ auditing requirements and demonstrated ability to exercise financial oversight of grant programs.
  • Ability to independently prioritize and successfully perform assigned tasks.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills.
  • Highly proficient in MS Office, spreadsheets and database skills.
  • Demonstrated personal initiative and integrity by adhering to the organizational values and code of conduct.

How to apply:

If you meet the requirements as contained in the job descriptions, please submit (1) a detailed and current CV; (2) an Application Cover Letter demonstrating why you qualify for the position, quoting your current/last gross salary and three referees including their most current contact details. All applications should be submitted electronically to hr.admin@act.or.ke quoting the reference number (ACT/SGM/01/2018) and position.** Only candidates shortlisted for interviews will be contacted.

Deadline for applications submission is 12:00 noon Friday 9th February 2018

Act! is an equal opportunity employer with zero tolerance to corruption.

IIRR Regional Training and Capacity Development Specialist

The International Institute of Rural Reconstruction (IIRR) is seeking to hire an experienced and competent Regional Training and Capacity Development Specialist who will be based at one of IIRR’s country offices in eastern Africa. 

IIRR is an equal opportunity employer; therefore qualified women are encouraged to apply.
 

General Description: The Regional Training and Capacity Development Specialist is responsible for effective planning and implementation of all IIRR training, customized courses and other capacity development initiatives like study programs and consultancies in line with program goals and objectives. 

 

The post holder will be based either in Nairobi, Kenya or Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and reports to the Africa Regional Director.
 

Key Responsibilities

  1. Plan, implement and evaluate international/regional/national training, customized courses and other capacity development initiatives such as study programs and consultancies.
  2. Develop marketing strategy for training and capacity development and ensure its effective implementation.
  3. Make IIRR training and capacity development program profitable which contributes to supporting community development efforts of the institute.
  4. Ensure effectiveness and relevance of all training and capacity development activities adaptive to various needs and audience.
  5. Ensure all IIRR training and capacity development activities are innovative and practical enriched with learning by doing and other participatory methods/tools.
  6. Integrate information technology as an integral component of learning and capacity development including development and implementation of online courses.
  7. Build a pool of IIRR trainers and consultants/associates competent in various subjects areas that IIRR offers training and capacity development services, and supervise their function
  8. Effectively link trainings and capacity development services to IIRR field work in each country and develop case studies and other learning materials based on IIRR field experiences.
  9. Work and coordinate with IIRR country and regional teams (including Asia Region) and support IIRR field programs when requested

Requirements

  • Have a master’s degree in development management, business, education, sociology or other related discipline.
  • At least five (5) years’ experience as trainer/facilitator in training and capacity development organization/field at national or regional position.
  • Is a business minded entrepreneur with demonstrable skill and practical experience that make a business a profitable venture.
  • Experienced, acclaimed and inspiring facilitator committed to participatory learning and action who possess advanced skill in the use of participatory tools/methods
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills as well as excellent analytical skill
  • Have good understanding of the context of capacity development including key competitors within the development community in Eastern and Southern Africa.
  • Deep understanding, skill and experience in rural development; disaster risk reduction and climate change; participatory monitoring, evaluation and learning; gender and development; organizational development and leadership development; result based management; food security and watershed management and knowledge management and documentation are highly desirable and advantage.

How to Apply

Interested applicants who meet the above job criteria may send their (1) electronic application letter (1-2 page) that summarizes key competencies and skills relevant to the job including current salary and benefit package (2) curriculum vitae (3-4 page summary), (3) contact information (telephone, email); and (4) three letters of references from persons who served as supervisors in the past 3 organizations with address and contact email/phone numbers before close of business of January 15, 2018 to:


We will respond to short-listed candidates only. 

All applications should be sent electronically


IIRR is an equal opportunity employer.

Kenya: Head of Grants

Organization: Act Change Transform
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 15 Nov 2017

Act Change Transform (Act!) is a local Non-Governmental Organization whose mission is to facilitate the empowerment of marginalized people and communities in Kenya and neighboring countries, to become active participants in their development by enabling them to: stand up for their rights; demand good governance in the management of resources; and participate in decision making processes. Act! does this through implementing partners, offering them capacity development, management of grants so that value for money is achieved and providing strategic leadership in national advocacy for the benefit of women, youth, people with disabilities and other marginalized communities.

HEAD OF GRANTS (Ref: ACT/HOG/29/2017):

Job Summary

The Head of Grants will be based in Nairobi and will ensure the proper functioning of the entire grants management function. This will include monitoring the entire grants management process from solicitation through close out and ensuring proper compliance with all donor regulations. He/she will play a leadership role towards supporting Act! and its partners in achieving rigorous financial and grants reporting and management. The incumbent will be in charge of ensuring that the tools and materials Act! uses to deliver effective grants and financial services to its partners are of the highest standard.

Key responsibilities

Specifically, the Head of Grants will be responsible for but not limited to:

Grants Management

  • Ensure effective implementation of the grants management policies, rules and procedures that meet industry best practices and ensure full understanding by the grants team as well as compliance of the grants management process at all levels within Act!.
  • Develop procedural documents and processes and ensure full understanding of the grants management process at key levels within the institution as well as coordinate grants management systems across programs to ensure high quality and consistency.
  • Ensure Act!’s grants management policies in relation to selection of partners are fully adhered to.
  • Oversees overall tracking of grants pool while closely monitoring the obligations from donors and grant obligations to recipients/grantees. Ensure that Act! never commits more funds than obligated by donors.
  • Ensure that all grant documentation is maintained according to Act! standards and donor policies to the extent they can be fully audited with limited or no adverse findings.
  • Ensure that pre-award risk assessments are carried out on each grantee in collaboration with the Capacity Development Team and that decisions are incorporated into grant awards.
  • Ensure strong links between the grants management and M&E systems to improve partners reporting and link to Act! requirements.
  • Ensure responsible proposal processing and timeliness of responses to agencies.
  • Ensure that grant modifications for cost/program changes are completed accurately.
  • Coordinate the entire team (Program Management Team, Monitoring & Evaluation and Capacity Development) to ensure the timely and appropriate close-out of issued grants.

Capacity Development Coordination

  • Collaborate with the Capacity Development Team to identify priority areas for training of partners and develop strategic interventions to assist partners.
  • Coordinate the development of training materials for potential grantees on proposal design and budgeting skills.
  • Coordinate with the Capacity Development Team, to organize and facilitate (as necessary) grants management workshops for grantees/partners to provide guidance on good grants management and on compliance with donor regulations.

Monitoring and Reporting (financial and programmatic)

  • Monitor grantee advance and liquidation balances closely and ensure timely liquidations.
  • Review all payment requests to ensure they meet the standards of allowable, allocable and reasonable.
  • Collaborate with the Program Management Team to review program and financial reports from partners to ensure compliance against program description against grant budget.
  • Oversee the updating and maintenance of the grant-tracking database. Ensure consistency and accuracy of information. Use the database to produce key reports to support decisions by management.
  • Closely monitor obligations from donors and grant obligations to grantees to ensure that Act! never commits more funds than allowable.

Compliance audit coordination

  • Monitor partners procedures designed to comply with regulations.
  • Liaising with the Compliance Officer as necessary, coordinate the investigation of suspected violations of proper applications.
  • Oversee the assistance to grantees to resolve audit problems identified in audit management letters.

Qualification, Experience and Skills:

Academic Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Commerce, Accounting or related business field. A Master’s degree in the relevant field will be an added advantage

Professional Qualifications

Certified Public Accountant of Kenya (CPA-K) or ACCA qualifications

Relevant Experience

. Ten years’ experience managing financial administration of major donor grants and contracts.

· At least five years’ experience in administering grants and contracts.

Essential Competencies

· Excellent analytical skills to successfully perform financial reviews and other quantitative analyses.

· Familiarity with major donors’ auditing requirements and demonstrated ability to exercise financial oversight of grant programs.

· Highly proficient in MS Office, spreadsheets and database skills.

· Excellent written and oral communications skills.

· Ability to independently prioritize and successfully perform assigned tasks.

How to apply:

How to Apply

If you meet the requirements as contained in the job descriptions, please submit (1) a detailed and current CV; (2) an Application Cover Letter demonstrating why you qualify for the position, quoting your current/last gross salary and three referees including their most current contact details. All applications should be submitted electronically to hr.admin@act.or.ke quoting the reference number (ACT/HOG/29/2017) and position.** Only candidates shortlisted for interviews will be contacted.

Deadline for applications submission is 5:00 pm Wednesday 15th November 2017

Act! is an equal opportunity employer with zero tolerance to corruption.

Kenya: Quality Improvement Advisor (Ref.2017/057)

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

Department/Country: Programming/Kenya

Reports To: Senior Technical Advisor OVC

Job Location: Kisumu

Position Type: Fixed Term

Grade: 9

About CRS:

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

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

Background:**

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

Job Summary:**

Reporting to the Senior Technical Advisor (STA) OVC, the Quality Improvement (QI) Advisor will work closely with Department of Children Services (DCS) and Local Implementing Partners (LIPs) to support improvements in OVC program areas. S/he will be responsible for advancing the science of improvement in OVC service delivery at both county, sub-county and location levels. The QI Advisor will ensure that MWENDO imbeds Improvement Methodology at all intervention levels.

The QI Advisor will oversee training for MWENDO consortium project staff, DCS and partners on QI. S/he will assist all project partners to effectively implement strategies to ensure that QI approaches are mainstreamed into all project interventions. S/he will provide monitoring and technical backstopping to field staff to help address barriers to implementing the QI strategy.

Specific Responsibilities:**

Coordination

· Advise and support the MWENDO project on the implementation of the QI framework

· Engage with DCS at County, Sub-county level and Implementing Partners to support quality improvement work in line with the Kenya Quality Improvement standards

· Support existing or help establish functional QI infrastructure at all levels

· Develop and update materials for QI trainings, continuous education, learning sessions and coaching visits at the sub-county and LIP

· Capacity building for county, sub-county and LIP to be quality improvement coaches.

· Mentoring Quality and Work Improvement Teams and QI coaches at health facilities.

· Conducting routine healthcare facility audits on quality improvement.

· Prepare monthly reports and support documentation of QI activities

· Participate in the design, development and implementation of integrated project work plans together with other technical staff

Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL)

· Support the use of data in tracking improvement in QI interventions.

· Ensure indicators are appropriately selected to track specific QI interventions and present results in covered in the CRS/project MEAL system.

· Review OVC reports and ensure they capture required level of gender disaggregated data and gender specific success stories.

· Build Capacity of MEAL staff in QI and support them to monitor QI interventions

· Support and guide the Organization learning sessions with different QI teams and disseminate the results in conferences and other foras.

· Coordinate with the COP and the STA OVC on the inclusion of QI as part of the learning agenda of CRS Kenya staff’s annual Learning and Development Plans.

Partnership

· Take lead in providing technical support to local implementing partners (LIPs) in implementation of QI interventions.

· Assist partner staff and DCS to Coach QI Teams and use the evidence gathered in improving future OVC interventions Capacity Building and Supervision

· Support relevant training and learning opportunities for partner staff to advance knowledge and skills in QI

· Implement capacity building plans and strategies for LIPs.

Representation

· Represent CRS and participate in relevant fora, conferences and trainings aimed at sharing and learning in regard to QI integration.

· Contribute to improvement knowledge networks through identification of best practices and lessons learned.

Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff):

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

• Serves with Integrity

• Models Stewardship

• Cultivates Constructive Relationships

• Promotes Learning

Competencies Relevant for the Specific Position:

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

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

· Detailed understanding and experience of QI and diversity issues and commitment to addressing quality of the interventions;

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

· Training/coaching skills;

· Supervision skills;

· Understanding of development/relief issues;

· Commitment to humanitarian principles and action;

· Strategic thinking and vision.

Supervisory Responsibilities (if none, state none):

None

Key Working Relationships:**

Internal: The QI Advisor is a key member of the MWENDO project management and technical team. S/he will report to the STA OVC, and collaborate with other management and technical staff to ensure a holistic, integrated, and comprehensive project.

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

Required Qualifications and Experience:**

Education

  • Master’s degree with holder with 5 years solid experience in one of the following disciplines: social sciences, gender, international development, development economics or another related field

Knowledge

  • At least 5 years solid progressively responsible professional work experience in holistic programming and Quality Improvement (QI),
  • In-depth knowledge of QI frame works and linkages and referral of OVC to array of service providers
  • Solid analytical, writing and communication skills (including documentation of promising and best practices in the QI agenda)
  • Sound knowledge and skills in training and facilitation
  • Experience in the development of strategic and tactical plans in collaboration with others (stakeholders) who may represent a wide range of interests and needs
  • Strong knowledge of the health and social service sector in Kenya
  • Proven collegial and cooperative approach to management and decision-making
  • Ability to develop productive working relationships with counterparts in other agencies and organizations
  • Ability to work in a complex environment with multiple tasks
  • Recent experience working in international implementing organizations

Skills and Abilities

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

· Strong conceptual and analytical skills

· Ability to think innovatively and strategically

Required Foreign Language:**

None

Required Travel:**

The QI Advisor will be based in Kisumu but s/he is expected to travel to MWENDO project areas for 30% of the time.

Disclaimer:

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

How to apply:

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

Human Resources Manager

Catholic Relief Services – Kenya Program

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

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

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