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Kenya: Best Interest Determination (BID) Specialist

Organization: HIAS Refugee Trust of Kenya
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 28 Aug 2018

Job Title: Best Interest Determination (BID) Specialist

Reports To: Child Protection Officer

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

HIAS is an international nonprofit organization which stands for a world in which refugees find welcome, safety and freedom. HIAS’ operation in Kenya was established in 2002 with the mission to serve the most vulnerable refugees through community-based protection including psychosocial support, resilience building, resettlement, and the provision of durable solutions.

The Best Interest Determination (BID) Specialist will carry out program goals and objectives associated with all Child Protection activities. The Specialist will be responsible for the Best Interest Assessment and Determination process for all identified children. These include children with mental health challenges and/or intellectual disabilities which impairs their normal functioning.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

· Provide overall management of the Best Interest Assessment (BIA) and Best Interest Determination (BID) process of identified refugee and asylum seeker children

· Work closely with the Child Protection Officer to ensure effective management of the assessment and documentation process for identified refugee and asylum seeker children

· Conduct interviews with children and their caregivers and follows-up on BIAs and BIDs

· Review BIAs and BIDs presented by the HIAS Social Workers to ensure that the assessments meet the required standards before finalization and in some cases submission to the BID panel

· Submit high quality BIDs with findings and recommendations on a bi-weekly basis to the Child Protection Officer

· Present reviewed BIDs, BIAs and Home Visit reports to UNHCR liaising with HIAS Child Protection Officer

· Support and foster inter-agency coordination for child protection of refugees and asylum seekers in Nairobi with UNHCR & other partners

· Coordinate with partners and the Government of Kenya’s (GOK) District Children’s Officer, ensuring compliance with the Children’s Act of Kenya and other legal and institutional frameworks

· Promote the sustainability of initiatives undertaken regarding child protection in Nairobi through the coordination with partners

· Represent HIAS at external meetings as assigned by the Child Protection Officer

· Act as a strong advocate for the best interest of children in all care arrangements and wider discussions affecting the welfare of refugee and asylum seeker children in Kenya

Management and Administration

· Provide continued guidance to team, mentorship and coaching

· Ensure regular communication with team on work flow, processes and policies and procedures

· Provide continued feedback to direct reports

Other duties assigned by supervisor

Qualifications and Skills

· Degree in Law, International Relations, Social Work, Gender and Development Studies, Community Development, Counseling Psychology, or another related area of study.

· Minimum of 5 years relevant work experience in child protection programs, with previous practical experience in the BID process;

· Preferred management experience

· Demonstrated experience in child rights & child protection issues in the Kenyan context including knowledge of international and national legislation and policies

· Solid knowledge of UNHCR BID Guidelines and the Field Handbook for the Implementation of UNHCR BID Guidelines

· Familiarity with the interagency Alternative Care in Emergencies (ACE) Toolkit and the GOK’s Guidelines For the Alternative Family Care of Children in Kenya

· Experience in designing and conducting trainings on topics such as the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, Child Protection and forms of child abuse and/or neglect

· Strong self-starter with demonstrable ability to adapt to changing program priorities and emergency priorities that may arise

· Excellent analytical and writing skills

· Ability to work successfully within deadlines

· Fluency in written and spoken English and Kiswahili

· Positive attitude towards community work with the ability to learn from communities and support participatory, innovative approaches to problem solving

· Excellent communication skills and ability to be respectful, kind, sensitive and empathetic with all children

· Knowledge and skill in computer programs and applications

· Ability to work in a demanding and high pressure environment

How to apply:

Please send a cover letter and resume to applications.hias@gmail.com indicating the Vacancy Number HRTK/BD/8/2018 on the subject line by 28th August 2018. Please also indicate your current and expected salary. Applications not bearing this subject label will not be considered

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'

Ethiopia: Executive Director Africa – CIFF

Organization: Children's Investment Fund Foundation
Country: Ethiopia, Kenya
Closing date: 10 Sep 2018

The Children's Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) is an independent philanthropic organisation, headquartered in London with offices in Nairobi and New Delhi, and a presence in Ethiopia. We work with a wide range of partners seeking to transform and empower the lives of poor and vulnerable children in developing countries, with the ultimate goal of solving seemingly intractable challenges to ensure all children and adolescents have the chance to survive and thrive.

Our areas of work include empowering girls and boys to control their sexual and reproductive health to avoid unintended pregnancy, unsafe abortion and HIV/AIDS; improving children and mothers' health and nutrition; preventing low birthweight babies; eliminating deaths from severe acute malnutrition, nested within a more integrated approach to childhood development; and deworming efforts to break transmission for good. CIFF's child protection work focuses on ending child labour and sexual exploitation by enabling an environment that reduces vulnerability of communities and increases protection of children. Finally, our climate portfolio is driven by a vision of a climate-safe future for today's children and future generations that also bear the benefits of cleaner air, energy security and sustainable jobs.

Executive Director Africa
Addis Ababa or Nairobi
Competitive Package

The Executive Director Africa will lead CIFF's Africa team in Kenya and Ethiopia, ensuring the development and implementation of high impact, large-scale and evidence-based grant programmes that deliver transformational change across CIFF's priority geographies in Africa.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Take full and collective responsibility for developing and implementing strategies and plans that deliver the CIFF Board's vision, meeting the highest standards of financial stewardship and good governance.
  • Provide clear, compelling and consistent leadership to all staff, building a culture of accountability and high performance.
  • Provide advice and guidance to the CIFF Board and Executive Team in support of Foundation wide priorities, including political and geographical context that will shape the development and implementation of investments in Africa.
  • Being an ambassador for CIFF, build our reputation as a highly professional, visionary and collaborative organisation, and build relationships with governments and other stakeholders across sectors.

Key requirements are:

  • In-depth knowledge of international development, including programme development and implementation, as well as of charity governance and decision making processes.
    • Highly developed people and organisation leadership skills, and the ability to develop, motivate and hold to account a team of dedicated professionals.
    • Highly developed financial acumen is critical, and you can evidence strategic thinking and strong analytical abilities.
    • A proven track record of building high level partnerships.
    • Excellent communications skills, including high level written and oral English will be required, and Amharic, Swahili or French is desirable.
    • Finally, you enjoy working effectively and collaboratively as a senior leader, contributing to CIFF's success globally.

How to apply:

To learn more about this outstanding opportunity to play a key leadership role in impact philanthropy in Africa and globally, and to find out how to apply, please read the Appointment Brief on the Prospectus website which can be reached at this address-

https://www.prospect-us.co.uk/jobs/details/hq00173246

Closing date: September 10 midnight UK time
Preliminary interviews with Prospectus: September 21 – October 4
Interviews with CIFF: October 17 and 31

Kenya: CONSULTANCY CALL FOR REVIEW OF THE CHILD SENSITIVE SOCIAL PROTECTION (CSSP) FRAMEWORK

Organization: Africa Platform for Social Protection
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 03 Aug 2018

CONSULTANCY CALL FOR REVIEW OF THE CHILD SENSITIVE SOCIAL PROTECTION (CSSP) FRAMEWORK.

Terms of Reference

1.0 INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND

The Africa Platform for Social Protection (APSP) is a pan African network of organizations operating at grassroots, national and regional levels, with a commitment to promoting and strengthening the social contract between states and citizens. To achieve this, the APSP promotes active engagement of National Platforms in the shaping of Social Protection policies, programmes and practices in Africa.

Save the Children International is the World’s leading independent Organisation for children working in 120 countries, saving children’s lives, fighting for their rights and supporting them fulfil their potentials.

Save the Children East &Southern Africa Regional Office (ESARO) and the APSP are keen to promote Child Sensitive Social Protection (CSSP) programs among countries in the East and Southern African region. APSP and Save the Children embarked on the development of a conceptual framework on Child Sensitive Social Protection. The framework is aimed at enhancing clarity on the concept of Child Sensitive Social Protection (CSSP) and providing guidance on how CSSP programs can be implemented across the East and Southern Africa Region, as well as to guide civil society organizations to advocate for CSSP. Child-sensitive social protection is an evidence-based approach that aims to maximize opportunities and developmental outcomes for children by considering different dimensions of children’s well-being. The CSSP framework is a guidance document on how to ensure that social protection programmes integrate or are designed to ensure better outcomes for children.

2.0 PURPOSE OF THE ASSIGNMENT

The Africa Platform for Social Protection (APSP) seeks a consultant to review the draft CSSP framework. The aim of the review is to improve on the content of the CSSP framework as well as to make the draft CSSP framework an easy and accessible document.

2.1 SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES

The overall objective of the consultancy is to update and synthesize the content of the draft CSSP framework to make it a usable and reader-friendly guide. Specifically the review will involve:

  1. Simplifying the content in the draft CSSP framework and to ensure there is coherence in the entire framework.
  2. Break down the information in the framework to make it a usable guide by state and non-state social protection and child rights service providers.
  3. Work with selected APSP platform members to generate content on country examples of child sensitive social protection programming.
  4. Regular interaction between the consultant, APSP and Save the Children International on the content of the framework.
  5. Updating the CSSP framework using feedback provided by peer reviewers from APSP and Save the Children International and the global team.
  6. Develop a final edited copy of the CSSP framework.

3.0 EXPECTED OUTPUTS

  1. A final edited copy of the Child Sensitive Social Protection (CSSP) framework.

4.0 TIMELINES ON THE CONSULTANCY

This work is expected to take place between August and September 2018.

5.0 QUALIFICATIONS OF THE CONSULTANT

· Excellent writing skills in English.

· Post graduate qualification in social sciences, development, law, child rights, law or economics.

· Experience in social protection programming.

· Experience in advocacy and evidence generation for development organizations.

· Experience in developing guideline documents for social protection programmes.

· Familiarity with the child rights and socio-economic context of children in Africa.

· Experience in editing documents is essential.

· Experience in rights-based programmes and producing evidence based research material for rights based programmes.

How to apply:

Interested parties are requested to submit a proposal containing both technical and financial aspects based on the specific tasks as outlined above including a sample of previous work to info@africapsp.org by the close of business 3rd August 2018

Kenya: BRCiS Programme Officer

Organization: Norwegian Refugee Council
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 06 Aug 2018

P.S: Please ensure that you fill in all details before submitting your application on WebCruiter. Empty and incomplete applications will not be considered.

Building Resilient Communities in Somalia (BRCiS) is a Consortium of national and international organizations whose objective is to support and guide vulnerable communities in Somalia in building their resilience capacities, in their own ways.

The Consortium was created in 2013 and is now implementing projects funded by three different donors, in more than ten regions of Somalia. BRCiS is committed to adaptive management of its programmes, guided by a strong learning strategy. The Consortium also enforces systematic decentralization of decision making to the field level and the communities, fostering innovation and self-reliance.

The position advertised is based with NRC, the Consortium lead agency. The BRCiS Consortium Programme Officer is a member staff of the Consortium Management Unit (CMU) and works for Consortium Members (including Cesvi, Concern Worldwide, the IRC and Save the Children).

All NRC employees are expected to work in accordance with the organization’s core values: dedication, innovation, inclusivity and accountability. These attitudes and believes shall guide our actions and relationships.

NRC Somalia is part of NRC’s East Africa and Yemen regional operation which comprises of large-scale multi-country humanitarian and early recovery interventions spread across seven countries (Kenya, Somalia, Ethiopia, Djibouti, Yemen, Eritrea, South Sudan, Uganda and Tanzania). NRC’s overall strategy in the region is to enhance protection and promote the rights of displaced people in humanitarian need by improving living conditions and seeking durable solutions. The regional office is based in Nairobi and works with country programmes to ensure standardization of programmatic and operational approaches, promote multi country programming and ensuring quality and coordination.

The Consortium Programme Officer reports to the Consortium Programme Manager and works closely with the BRCiS Chief of Party, Consortium Finance, M&E and Programme teams, to ensure quality programme implementation and reporting are in line with set objectives and guidelines.

Role and responsibilities

The purpose of the BRCiS Programme Officer position is to provide essential programme management support to the programme team and Consortium in delivering quality programmes in line with the BRCiS Consortium strategy.

Generic responsibilities

  • Adherence to NRC policies, guidance and procedures
  • Coordinate and consolidate donor reports, with support from the M&E team
  • Coordinate and consolidate updates and reports on project progress for internal and external stakeholders
  • Coordinate and consolidate project documents and project revisions processes
  • Monitor programme quality by supporting the Consortium Members through project milestones
  • Facilitate the organization of proposal planning meetings, grant opening meetings, progress meetings, and grant closure meetings in collaboration with the Programme Team

Specific responsibilities

  • Timely coordination, consolidation and coordination of the submission of financial and narrative reports according to individual donor rules and regulations.
  • Improving the quality of reporting, including training and supporting members, to reporting and accountability standards, respect of deadlines and time management
  • Develop and maintain overview of milestones and internal and external deadlines related to all grants, in compliance with donor requirements, rules and regulations.
  • Coordinate the collection and consolidation of project documents of adequate quality over the life of the projects, including human interest stories, Community Action Plan and Community Reports, village information sheets, registration lists
  • Contribute to the revision of proposals as required by adaptive management
  • Actively interact with programme managers to share case studies, lessons learned and best practice on the BRCiS Portfolio management;
  • Ensure that all project documents, revisions, NCE, reports and annexes are filed appropriately.
  • Document, analyze, and share learning from reporting process, and compliance with donor rules and regulations.
  • Contribute to continuously improving internal grant management systems; ensure that corrective measures and updates are systematically made to plans in accordance with programme changes.
  • Provide an internal help-desk on donor related issues, including organize and deliver trainings in donor rules and regulations
  • Contribute the creation of Member Performance Monitoring system to increase transparency in Consortium Management
  • Ensure that Members regularly receive feedback on their performance and that issues are transparently flagged.
  • Support Members through programme adaptations and coordinate learning opportunities.
  • Support consortium governance and internal communication as required.
  • Support external audits or evaluation in coordination with Finance and M&E teams.
  • Any other duties that enhance the objectives of the consortium

Qualifications

Generic professional competencies for this position:

  • Relevant university degree or higher education in international relations and/or development, social sciences or management.
  • 3 years relevant experience in project management in the humanitarian sector
  • Good understanding of donor rules and regulations
  • Skills and experience in report and proposal writing
  • Strong analytical skills (data and financial)
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English
  • Operational effectiveness skills using all the systems, procedures and culture within the organization for required results delivery.
  • Ability to manage a varied workload, work under pressure, prioritise and meet deadlines

Context related skills; knowledge and experience (shall be adapted to the specific position):

  • Knowledge of the Somali context
  • Experience with Project Cycle Management
  • Experience working on DEVCO, DfID and World Bank contracts

Behavioral competencies

  • Working with people/Team work
  • Planning and delivering results
  • Managing resources to optimize results
  • Handling insecure environments

We offer

  • Commencement: As soon as possible
  • Contract Duration: 1year with the possibility of extension
  • Duty Station: Nairobi
  • Travel: some travel to Somalia
  • Salary/Benefits: According to NRC's general directions
  • All employees of the Norwegian Refugee Council should be able to adhere to our Code of Conduct and the four organizational values: Dedicated, innovative, inclusive and accountable

How to apply:

https://www.webcruiter.no/WcMain/AdvertViewPublic.aspx?oppdragsnr=3883453452&culture_id=EN&company_id=23109900&link_source_id=0

Kenya: Programme Coordinator (East and Southern Africa)

Organization: Save the Children
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 23 Jul 2018

Programme Coordinator (East and Southern Africa)

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

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

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

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

Role Purpose:

  • To ensure strategic orientation of project implementation in East and Southern Africa
  • To ensure the coordination, planning, implementation and reporting of all activities of the programme in East and Southern Africa
  • Establish and ensure strong and positive relationships with IGAD, EASF & SADC SF and other key stakeholders in East and Southern Africa
  • Ensure partners and national focal points (in SCI COs) receives necessary guidance, input and assistance in the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the activities in East and Southern Africa
  • In collaboration with the Project Coordinator – West and Central Africa, participate in AU Advocacy processes together with the Pan Africa Advocacy office

    Contract Duration: Up to December 2019

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Qualifications, Skills & Experience

  • Master's Degree in Social Science, Political Science, Development Studies, international Public Law or related field.
  • Demonstrated skills as a trainer and in rolling out training programmes
  • At least three years' work experience within the NGO Sector preferably with AU Bodies or Structures.
  • Excellent knowledge of AU as an institution and experience in liaising with and lobbying various AU bodies and departments
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with all stakeholders, with relevant AU bodies, project partners and wider civil society
  • Excellent partnership building and maintaining skills and ability to guide multiple partners towards achieving agreed outcomes.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication in English
  • A flexible and resourceful attitude with the ability to manage and prioritise an unpredictable workload.
  • Proven analytical and problem solving skills in order to understand the range and content of the emergency programmes' work and provide practical solutions to operational challenges.
  • Computer literacy (MS Word, Excel, Access, and Power Point)
  • Proven data analysis and report writing skills
  • Good understanding of child participation, child protection and child rights governance issues
  • Knowledge of regional bodies such as the African Union, East African Community, SADC, ECOWAS and Eastern Africa Standby Force is an added advantage
  • Cross-cultural experience, understanding and sensitivity;
  • Strong self-starter who is able to take initiative
  • Commitment to Save the Children aims, values and policies, including child safeguarding and data protection
  • Excellent interpersonal and written and oral communication skills

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

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

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

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

How to apply:

Please follow this link to apply: http://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=bW9uaWNhLjMxOTE1LjM4MzBAc2F2ZXRoZWNoaWxkcmVuYW8uYXBsaXRyYWsuY29t

Kenya: FMS Technical Architect – Nairobi

Organization: Save the Children
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 14 Jul 2018

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

Role Purpose:

The FMS Technical Architect is responsible for the design, operation, scalability and support of the all SCI Agresso implementations across organisation. In addition the architect is responsible for any member implementations where the SC member has chosen to utilise the FMS shared service run by SCI in its global service centres.

The architect is the line manager for senior FMS staff or team leaders at each service centre location.

In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.

Contract Duration: 2 years

Location: Nairobi

EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS

Essential:

  • Proven experience of architecting globally distributed Agresso implementations
  • Advanced Agresso skills in > 75% of modules
  • Advanced T-SQL skills
  • Advanced Agresso performance analysis skills
  • Advanced Excellerator skills
  • Proven line management experience of a globally distributed team
  • Proven ability to manage stakeholder expectation at multiple levels of seniority
  • Experience of communicating technical issues to a multi-cultural, multi-functional audience.
  • Ability to evaluate, recommend and implement timely, essential improvements to existing application services
  • Exceptional planning and organisational skills with ability to clearly communicate technical issues to a wide audience.
  • Proven ability to recruit, coach and retain technical staff
  • Excellent written and spoken English.

Desirable

Additional languages (particularly French or Spanish)

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

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

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

Disclaimer:

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

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

How to apply:

Please follow this link to apply: http://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=bW9uaWNhLjk2Nzc1LjM4MzBAc2F2ZXRoZWNoaWxkcmVuYW8uYXBsaXRyYWsuY29t

Kenya: Childline Kenya-Terms of Reference for Final Project Evaluation 2018

Organization: Childline Kenya
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 13 Jul 2018

Project Title: Strengthening the capacity of National Child Helpline 116 Service as a key component of the Child protection System in Kenya.

1. Background and Context

1.1 Description of the project

This project, entitled “Strengthening the capacity of National Child Helpline 116 Service as a key component of the Child protection System”, is a 3-year project implemented by Childline Kenya and funded by UNICEF from February 2016 to February 2018 with a no-cost extension to April 2018.

Childline Kenya is a Non-Governmental Organisation, which manages the National Child Helpline 116 in partnership with the Department of Children Services (DCS) in the Ministry of Labour, Social Security and Services. The Helpline is a 24 hour toll free service where children and concerned adults call in to report abuse and/or receive counselling and information on issues related to children. The Helpline is manned by professional counsellors who are all Degree or Diploma holders in counselling, psychology, education or social work. Their role is to receive calls, counsel clients and make necessary referrals for specialized services as relevant. Where necessary, Childline Kenya also rescues children who need immediate withdrawal from their current abusive situations.

Through the helpline, Childline Kenya is able to contribute to the Government’s Mid Term Plan II of Vision 2030 on Social Pillar on protection of vulnerable population in Kenya. The activities of Childline Kenya are also reflected in the Strategic Plan of Ministry on Labour, Social Security and Services whose objective, amongst others, is to keep children safe by providing a service where their plight is reported and acted upon. The child line 116 is also a critical aspect of the child protection system in Kenya and is a key component in reporting and referral mechanism as outlined in The Framework for the National Child Protection System in Kenya.

Specifically for CLK, this PCA contributes to its Strategic Plan 2013-2017 (Strategic Direction-SD 1 and 3); i.e.

SD 1: Support Government to provide quality child protection services through the national helpline 116 platform

SD 3. Provide technical support to partners, families, and communities for effective child protection in Kenya.

For UNICEF, the work of Childline Kenya contributes to all the four outputs of Outcome 4 of the GoK/UNICEF Joint Programme 2014-2018.

The services of child line 116 have increased over the years since its inception in 2006, moving from 9,798 calls received in the year 2006/7 to 1,152,409 in 2014. In total the Helpline received 4,645,552 calls from 2006 – 2014. The Helpline responded to a total of 2,606,318 child protection cases, with 31,330 being abuse cases. These include child abductions, murder, sexual exploitation, physical abuse and neglect where Childline Kenya moved in to provide support through rescue, medical care, court representation, provision of survival kits etc.

However, the work of Childline has faced serious challenges starting from 2013 occasioned by Internet challenges, power outages and technical problems with the Customer Relationship Management system used by Childline. This has been made worse by a high staff turnover due to non-attractive terms of service for personnel. Currently (2015), about 3,000 calls are received per day with approximately 1,000 requiring direct intervention from Childline Kenya. Approximately, 2,000 calls per day are either abandoned because of the long waiting period, or are silent or are not related to Childline services and are therefore referred to other service providers. At any one time the number of callers waiting on the queue is not less than 15 and at peak hours this increases to 30 and beyond. Of the calls coming through to the helpline only a maximum of 40% are answered due to low capacity at the Call Centre. This partnership sought to address these challenges hence increase the number of persons accessing services of the Childline Kenya.

At the same time and in line with the child protection system approach, this programme supported three other components implemented at County and community levels. They include:

i) Capacity strengthening of County Children Coordinators in six selected counties to manage cases that are from the child help line centre. These are cases for children who are found in their geographical jurisdiction. The work of CCC is to oversee and manage coordination of agencies giving services to the child and also support the building of a strong referral mechanism at county level. The process of developing the Case Management Guidelines is almost at its completion and UNICEF will work with CLK to support it implementation in the six counties

ii) Training on parenting skills in Siaya and Nairobi counties for parents accused of neglecting their children. CLK worked together with Court users committee and DCS to implement this component.

iii) Child online protection where CLK worked with Parent Teachers Association and boys and girls in 20 schools in one informal settlement of Nairobi and Nakuru Counties respectively. This is part of UNICEF initiate for child online protection known as “WePROTECT”.

1.2 Key partners involved in the project, including the implementing partners and other key stakeholders.

The project was implemented in partnership with the Department of Children Services. In addition, Childline Kenya, whose operations are hinged on partnerships, continued to work with both referral partners, development partners, community stakeholders and other Government institutions to implement the activities in this PCA.

2. Purpose of the evaluation

2.1 Why the evaluation needs to be done?

This is a mandatory final project evaluation required by UNICEF as part of the project agreement. The purpose of the evaluation is to assess the effectiveness, relevance, efficiency, sustainability, and impact of the “Strengthening the capacity of National Child Helpline 116 Service as a key component of the Child protection System” project.

2.2 How the evaluation results will be used

The results of this evaluation will be used to generate information on best practices in targeting and reducing violence against children and child neglect, and to provide insight and recommendations into improving future interventions targeting children through the Child Helpline Service.

2.3 What decisions will be taken after the evaluation is completed?

Learning arising from the evaluation will be used to inform future programme development as appropriate. In addition, learning will be shared with key stakeholders in the child protection sector to continue to strengthen interventions to address child protection concerns.

3. Evaluation objectives and scope

3.1 Scope of evaluation

The evaluation will cover the entire project duration, from February 2016 to April 2018.

The evaluation will assess project outcomes at all levels. The evaluation will cover all areas of implementation, including activities delivered by the grant holder as well as partners.

The evaluation will assess the impact of the project on targeted beneficiaries both primary and secondary beneficiaries.

3.2 Objectives of evaluation

The overall objectives of the evaluation are:

a. To evaluate the entire project in terms of effectiveness, relevance, efficiency, sustainability, and impact, with a strong focus on assessing the results at the outcome and project goals level

b. To generate key lessons and identify promising practices for learning

c. To identify areas for continued advocacy and intervention at the county and national level in child protection

4. Evaluation Questions

The key questions that need to be answered by this evaluation are divided into five categories of analysis including effectiveness, relevance, efficiency, sustainability, impact and knowledge generation.

4.1 The mandatory Evaluation Questions to be answered are as follows:

4.1.1 Effectiveness

  1. To what extent were the intended project goal, outcomes and outputs achieved and how?

  2. To what extent did the project reach the targeted beneficiaries at the project goal and outcome levels?

  3. How many beneficiaries have been reached?

  4. To what extent has this project generated positive (or negative) changes in the lives of targeted (and untargeted) beneficiaries in relation to specific forms of violence addressed by this project? Why?

  5. What are the key changes in the lives of those beneficiaries?

  6. What internal and external factors contributed to the achievement and/or failure of the intended project goal, outcomes and outputs? How?

4.1.2 Relevance

  1. To what extent was the project strategy and activities implemented relevant to national child policies and strategies in responding to the needs of children?

  2. To what extent do achieved results (project goal, outcomes and outputs) continue to be relevant to the needs of children?

4.1.3 Efficiency

  1. How efficiently and timely has this project been implemented and managed in accordance with the Project Document? Specifically have resources been used well and strategies’ to implementation been appropriate?

4.1.4 Sustainability

  1. How are the achieved results, especially the positive changes generated by the project in the lives of women and girls at the project goal level, going to be sustained after this project ends?

4.1.5 Impact

  1. What are the unintended consequences (positive and negative) that resulted from the project?

4.1.6 Knowledge Generation

  1. What are the key lessons learned that can be shared with other practitioners on Ending Violence against children?

  2. Are there any promising practices? If yes, what are they and how can these promising practices can be replicated in other projects and/or in other countries that have similar interventions?

  3. What outstanding advocacy and implementation priorities still require action and commitment from district and national-level stakeholders?

5. Length of Assignment, Financial Allocation and Application

This assignment should be concluded by 15th July 2018. The allocated budget is KES500,000/-.

How to apply:

Interested parties should send their expression of interest to vacancy@childlinekenya.co.ke by 13th July 2018 with the heading ‘End Term Evaluation KCO/CHILDLINE/2016.

Kenya: Consultancy for Recruitment and selection of a Program Officer

Organization: Association of Charitable Children Institutions of Kenya
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 29 Jun 2018

Project Title: Protection of children from family separation as result of abuse, neglect and exploitation in 15 counties.

Duration: 10 days

TERMS OF REFERENCE

1.0 Background

ACCIK is a national network of registered Charitable Children Institutions and was founded in 2009. The ACCIK Secretariat is situated in Kikuyu sub county of Kiambu County 22 km from Nairobi, the capital city of Nairobi Kenya. ACCIK currently has over 350 members and works in different counties in partnership with government, Juvenile justice Agencies, Academic institutions, Communities and other stakeholders to improve capacities of charitable children institutions’ and local communities to enable them provide quality and appropriate care to children in need of care and protection.

ACCIK a child-safe organization, and screens applicants for suitability to work with children. We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability or marital status.

2.0 Project Description

ACCIK in partnership with ERIKS Development partner have designed a 3-year project to be implemented in 15 counties of Kenya. The project aims at improving care and protection of children within their communities. To strengthen its capacity in delivery of this project ACCIK is seeking to employ a competent Programme Officer.

3.0 Objectives of the Consultancy

The overall objective of the consultancy is to recruit a competent Program Officer

4.0 Selection of Consultants

The selection will be done through competitive evaluation of Request for Proposals (RFPs)

5.0 Methodology

The proposed methodology should ensure active participation of the client.

6.0 Key responsibilities

ACCIK

  • Developing a job description
  • Participate in short listing of candidates, reviewing of score sheet, interviewing.

Consultant

  • Advertisement
  • Lead is short listing of candidates, interviews
  • Conduct reference check for the selected candidate Packaging of offer and negotiation
  • Placement of candidate

7.0 Technical Proposal

The Technical Proposal shall provide the following information:

  • A brief description of the firm’s organization and an outline of recent experiences on assignments of a similar nature. For each assignment the outline should indicate inter alia, the profiles of the staff proposed, duration of the assignment, and firm’s involvement.
  • Any comments or suggestions on the Terms of Reference, a list of services and facilities to be provided by the Client.
  • A description of the methodology to be used and work plan for performing the assignment.
  • The list of the proposed staff team by specialty, the tasks that would be assigned to each staff team member and their timing.
  • CVs recently signed by the proposed professional staff and the authorized representative submitting the proposal. Key information should include number of years working for the firm/entity and degree of responsibility held in various assignments

8.0 Financial proposal

In preparing the Financial Proposal, consultants are expected to take into account the requirements and conditions outlined.

The Financial Proposal should list all costs associated with the assignment including;

  • Remuneration for staff involved
  • Reimbursable expenses such as subsistence (transportation, printing of documents, N/B: If appropriate these costs should be broken down by activity.

Consultants shall express the price of their services in Kenya Shillings inclusive of all taxes.

The Proposal must remain valid for 30 days after the submission date. During this period, the Consultant is expected to keep available, at his own cost, the professional staff proposed for the assignment. The Client will make his best effort to complete negotiations within this period.

9.0 Consultancy Deliverable

A detailed final report on all the activities leading to recruitment and selection of the best candidate for the position of Programme Officer.

10.0 Proposed Work plan and Timeframe

The assignment is expected to take an estimated period of 10 days spread over a period of 1 Month, upon award of contract to the presentation of the final report to Project Management Unit

11.0. Requirements for eligible potential firms:

  • Must be registered as a legal entity Possess Tax Compliance certificate.
  • Implemented similar assignments undertaken (provide evidence).
  • The lead consultant should have a minimum of 10 years of Competency based recruitment and selection experience
  • Attach CVs and testimonials for the lead consultant.

12.0 What the consultant should submit

  • Certificate of incorporation
  • Valid tax compliance certificate
  • A Technical and Financial proposal demonstrating understanding of the scope of work, proposed work plan indicating timelines against deliverables.
  • A quotation indicating the cost of each of the assignments as tabulated in the above table. Profiles/CVs indicating number and qualifications of the relevant staff
  • Profiles/CVs indicating previous consultancies and references

13.0 Payment

This will be mutually agreed between the firm and ACCIK during negotiation but ACCIK proposes a one off payment at the end of the project and upon submission of a comprehensive detailed final report.

14.0 Reporting

The firm will work closely with ACCIK and report to the Executive Officer (EO), ACCIK.

The consulting firm will submit reports and documents to the EO as may be required from time to time.

How to apply:

15.0 Submission

RFP accompanied with detailed CVs and copies of relevant documents and testimonials should be submitted in via email with a clearly marked subject with title of the consultancy.

Addressed to:

The Executive Officer

Association of Charitable Children Institutions’ of Kenya

Thogoto Shopping Centre, Next To Chiefs Camp, Kikuyu.

P.O Box 74873-00200 Nairobi.

Email: admin@accikunity.org

Phone: 0725332383, 0735412116

Website: www.accikunity.org

So as to reach her on or before Friday 29th June 2018**

Kenya: CONSULTANCY FOR BASELINE EVALUATION

Organization: Association of Charitable Children Institutions of Kenya
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 02 Jul 2018

TERM OF REFERENCE FOR BASELINE EVALUATION

1.0 Background (About the Implementing Partner)

Association of Charitable Children’s Institutions of Kenya (ACCIK) is a national network of registered Charitable Children Institutions founded in 2009. It runs child protection and alternative care programs in all counties in Kenya through its 350 member institutions.

Our vision is to have CCIs in Kenya provide quality, child- friendly services in the best interest of the child.

2.0 Project Profile

Project Name: Protection of children from family separation, abuse, neglect and exploitation in 15 counties in Kenya.

Project Aim: Promoting care and protection of children within their families and communities through capacity building, mobilization and communication on de-institutionalization and family/ alternative based care

Project Objective : Children in Need of Care and Protection are supported and protected within their communities. This will be realized by ensuring that there is a progressive paradigm shift in policy and practice from institutionalization of Children in Need of Care and Protection (CNCP) to family based care/ alternative family care .

Location: 15 counties in Kenya

Project Period: April 2018- December 2020

Implementing Partner: The Association of Charitable Children Institutions of Kenya.

2.1 Project Context and Overview

Children without adequate parental care exist in every country. However, knowing exact number of such children remains problematic due to lack of data and hidden nature of abuse, neglect and exploitation. In Kenya, the government estimates that there are over 2.4m orphaned children due to various causes and 48,000 are assumed to be in formal alternative care (NPA 2015- 2022).

Vast majority of children not living with their parents are cared for under informal kinship care arrangement and Kenya is not exceptional. However, this practice is declining day by day as result of extensive economic and social changes. The formal family based care – foster care and adoption are not widely practiced in Kenya due to socio- cultural barriers that perceive them as western practices, existing myths and lack of awareness on procedures and required substantial qualified workforce to manage them among other factors. The predominant, quick and convenient child-care systems for Children in Need of Care and Protection (CNCP) in Kenya has been the institutionalization of vulnerable children at the expense of preventive assistance and support to the families at risk.

The international and regional legal framework on alternative care that has since been domesticated in Kenya provide for a universal acceptance that children ought to grow in family care setting in place of institutions. However, realities in Kenya show that many children continue to be separated from their families as result of increased vulnerability caused by high poverty level, precarious family situations and other classified high-risk factors that may be social, cultural, emotional and political. At the highest risk of vulnerability continues to be children with special needs and street children. Furthermore, due to a lack of overall child participation, children remain inherently vulnerable because their voices continue to be unheard, unconsidered and undervalued in many local and national forums. Hence as we dialogue on care reforms we must strive to come up with innovative, localized approaches that will not only concentrate on removal and reallocation of children currently in institutions, but those strategies that must first and foremost be directed at preventing the perceived need of alternative care placements.

2.2 Baseline study Objectives

The project is guided by the following objectives:

1. Project Outcome/Objective Indicators below:

Objective one: strengthened CCIs providing integrated child protection services for CNCP

  • % of people demonstrating positive attitudes towards care of children in families and community in place of institutional care
  • # of CCIs with capacity to engage in reintegration and alternative family care, family and community support services
  • # of children reintegrated or placed in alternative family care **

Objective two: Increased awareness and actions among community stakeholders on care and protection of children

  • % of institutionalization request by parent and community members to CCIs
  • % of community members demonstrates adequate knowledge on how they can prevent and intervene in cases of child separated from family or at risk of separation
  • # of joint policy recommendations submitted to key government decision makers that influence policy and legal frameworks.

Objective three. Enhanced ACCIK capacity to manage and effectively implement the project operations by 2020.

  • # of ACCIK staff and project steering committee whose capacity on finance management, programme design and implementation, monitoring, advocacy and emerging issue on CNCP has improved.

3.0 Scope and Focus of assignment

The baseline survey entails;

  1. To collect baseline data for the above objective indicators as bench mark for performance evaluation

  2. Provide information that will assist in identifying two sub -counties in every county with high rate of children in need of care and protection and factors contributing to help in project implementation and advocacy

  3. To assess the status of missing standards in project design and capture them in the implementation of programme

  4. To restate the outcomes and objectives if need be and to define and expand the indicators as result of baseline survey

  5. To readjust the result framework linking it with theory of change

  6. To set out scope of work and Action plan with targets as results from the baseline survey

4.0 Geographical Scope of the Baseline Evaluation

  1. Location- 15 counties; Kisii, Migori, Kericho/Bomet, Uasin Gishu, Transzoia , Muranga, Kiambu Kwale, Taita Taveta, Mombasa, , Makueni, Meru, Busia, Kakamega, Baringo

  2. Implementation period- April 2018-December 2020

  3. The target population will include: CNCP-living in CCIs, families, and care leavers who exiting or exited, CCIs, Children officers at the county and sub-county level and Area Advisory council, parents/ family and the community, Adoption society, Local administrators, Police, Probation Officer and after care services, children magistrate or Judges, Faith based community, health workers, Education and union leaders, front line staff dealing with child care and protection, Universities and Technical training institutes.

5.0 Methodology.

The baseline evaluation will adopt a mixed method approach which will include the systematic use of qualitative and quantitative methods.

6.0 Duration and Timeline

The assignment will be for a period of one month from 6th July 2018 to 6th August 2018. The consultant will provide a detailed timetable in his proposal specifying the distribution of tasks and duration to complete each task

7.0 Key Responsibilities

ACCIK

  • Development of TOR
  • Provide consultant with all required information
  • Avail organizational staff for the consultant to work with in executing the task Organize inception meeting
  • Review of draft report and giving feedback
  • Organizing the meeting where consultant will present final report as PPT

ERIKS EAT

  • Provide technical support and guidance to ACCIK
  • Conduct periodic review of the execution of assignment together with ACCIK and Consultant

Consultant

  • Submission of a technical proposal with a budget in consideration of design, methods/ techniques, tools and work plan
  • Data collection, analysis and interpretation and report writing

8.0 Deliverables

  • Development of inception report, analytical framework methodology, baseline evaluation tools and techniques and work plan and tools
  • Submission of comprehensive baseline evaluation report; with baseline values for all project indicators, proposed indictors an monitoring methods for measuring impact and sustainability of intervention.
  • Incorporate the feedback from ACCIK and submit a final report (soft and hard copy Submit a brief summary report (two pages) of the baseline evaluation for externalaudiences
  • The raw data (transcripts, quantitative data and data collection tools) must be handed over to ACCIK together with baseline evaluation report
  • Management response: An outline of recommendation including – specific stakeholders who are relevant to the effective impact measurement of project , result framework of project

11.1 Qualifications brief and Application process Specific Technical knowledge required

  • Advanced university degree in the social sciences, international relations, law or other relevant field will be required.
  • Five years of professional work experience at national and international levels in child protection, including child protection in emergencies.
  • Previous professional experience in human rights and/or child rights monitoring and reporting
  • Advanced technical knowledge of theories, principles and methods in the following: Strengthening child protection systems and partner capacity for protecting children against violence; in respect of harmful traditional practices; in strengthening social welfare systems.
  • Use of data and indicators in child protection.
  • Hands-on knowledge and experience in child participation approaches Experience in leading national advocacy interventions

How to apply:

Application process

Interested applicants/organizations should send in a copy of their CV or the CV of the lead consultant for organizations as well as a three-page write up which should include:

  • Technical proposal on how the consultant proposes to conduct the task which has minimal info on :
  • what baseline information should be collected o What sources are needed for information
  • What methodology are appropriate given the objective of assessment (in line with scope of work above)
  • A summary of similar recent task conducted together with contacts of two references (name and email)
  • Financial proposal with detailed budget based on work plan for the task

Applications to be sent to admin@accikunity.org, by Monday 2nd July 2018 -**10.00am