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Kenya: Base Administrator- Kenya Isiolo

Organization: Action Against Hunger USA
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 24 Sep 2018


Founded in 1979, Action Against Hunger (AAH) is an international humanitarian organization that delivers programs in over 44 countries. Recognized worldwide as a leader in the fight against hunger, our mission is to save lives through the prevention, detection, and treatment of malnutrition, especially during and after emergency situations and conflicts. From crisis to sustainability, Action Against Hunger tackles the underlying causes of malnutrition and its effects. By integrating our programs with local and national systems, we further ensure that short-term interventions become long-term solutions. With head offices in France, the United Kingdom, Spain, the United States and Canada, our international network shares its combined resources, breadth of experience and technical expertise in pursuit of a world without hunger. Action Against Hunger has been present in Kenya since 2001 and is currently implementing activities in West Pokot, Mandera, Samburu, Isiolo, Trans Nzoia, Kakamega, Bungoma and Busia counties.

With the support of the national MoH, Kenya Red Cross Society and UNICEF, Action Against Hunger has been working with the County government of Isiolo on the management of acute malnutrition (IMAM) in Kenya. Action Against Hunger is looking to implement a BSFP which will complement the existing ACF nutrition emergency response supported by ECHO, HIF, CIFF and UNICEF in the county. This program, while working closely with MoH will target all children between 6 to 59 months plus the pregnant and lactating women with children below 6 months in Isiolo County.


Activities under this objective include:

Activity 1: General Finance:

  • Responsible for finance at base level,
  • To ensure proper implementation of Action Against Hunger’s financial rules and procedures.
  • Responsible for the financial authorization of the expenses done on the base in compliance with financial procedures and monthly cash forecast
  • Record all working advances in the advance book and follow up on their clearance by staff on a timely basis.
  • To ensure that each cash & bank transaction is justified by an appropriate invoice/receipt, and to ensure the quality of receipts (name, patent no., stamp, description, date, amount, etc.)
  • Responsible for proper & regular filing of all finance documents at the base.

Activity 2: Budget Management

  • Where required and in consultation with the Head of Base Isiol, provide inputs to budget proposal design and procurement plan design.
  • Check availability of funds for all activities and expenses- validate the procurement requests and SPOs
  • Hold monthly Budget Follow Up(BFU) meetings at base level and communicate feedback to Nairobi Finance office
  • Ensure that correct budget lines are used for each activity & expenses- link to PFU and BFU

Activity 3: Cash & Bank Management:

  • To ensure respect of Action Against Hunger’s finance procedures and Cash Management Policy at the base level.
  • Monthly cash and bank reconciliation
  • Ensure safekeeping of Action Against Hunger funds and assets
  • Make cash count at least once a week and also at the end of each month (in writing )
  • Consolidate the base cash forecasts. Ensure liquidity at base level- sending balances to Nairobi , follow up on transfers to bases
  • Ensure base expenditures are in line with the approved cash forecast, analyze discrepancy between actual expenditures and cash forecast

Activity 4: SAGA:

  • Record all transactions in the SAGA cashbook in full respect of internal saga rules. This cashbook & bank book must be updated on a daily basis to be able to verify the physical bank & cash balance at any time.
  • Ensure that correct budget lines are used for each activity & expenses- link to PFU and BFU
  • Accountable for the SAGA monthly closing: check all books and transmit all documents before the 4nd of the following month to Nairobi finance team.


Activities under this objective include:

Activity 1:Administration of Employment practices

  • To ensure the implementation of the staff regulation in the base,
  • To ensure the proper communication within the base concerning administrative issues,
  • To implement all HR procedures, projects and initiatives in the base and to propose to the Head of Base on new procedures where required,
  • To maintain an accurate staff database of the staff in Isiolo, management of leave to include leave plans and leave follow up
  • To ensure the Payroll Alteration Forms are remitted to Nairobi HR on the 15th of every month for payroll processing.
  • Responsible for all HR filing in the base to include recruitment files, personnel files etc.

Activity 2:Employee Resourcing (HR Planning, Recruitment& Selection, Induction& Orientation)

  • In collaboration with the Head of Base, participate in the recruitment and selection process at the field level to include preparing JD’s, job adverts, receiving and sorting applications, preparing interview materials, interview schedules, contact candidates for interviews and help set up for interviews
  • Working closely with the HR Manager, prepare recruitment documentation to include the recruitment matrix and conducting reference checksTo assist the Head of Base in theorientation and induction of new staff at the base. This includes, preparing an induction schedule for new staff, collecting all documents from new employees as per the employee personnel checklist and opening employee personnel files for all new employees as well as assisting in conducting comprehensive HR induction at base leve.
  • In consultation with the Head of Base , advise on staffing needs including need for new hire and/or reduction.

Activity 3: Employee Relations

  • Responsible for staff welfare at the base level to include but not limited to staff meetings, medical, contributions etc.
  • To ensure that each disciplinary action is justified, compliant to the law and staff regulation, and validated by the Head of Base in conjunction with HR Nairobi.
  • To prepare for the base all proposition regarding changes in the HR policy, i.e. food baskets, organization chart, comments on the salary grading structure and to be communicated to the Head of Base who will liaise with other coordination
  • Be a change champion for HR initiatives and projects at the base level
  • Working closely with the Head of Base, assist in the implementation of HR projects and initiatives at the base level


Required Education:

  • Degree in business related Field : Finance/Accounting.
  • Professional qualification of CPA will be added advantage
  • Basic knowledge of and interpretation of the Kenyan labour laws

Preferred Skills/Competencies:

  • Excellent analytical and writing skills..
  • Problem Solver.
  • Compatability for both independent and team work.
  • Persuasive and confident communicator,able to deal with senior colleagues throughout the organisation.
  • Persistence and assertiveness combined with tact and diplomacy
  • 3 -5 years experience in busy organisation or Non profit organisation
  • Demonstrated flexibilty and or adaptability.
  • Excellent organizational and planning skills
  • Good writing skills.
  • Good management and representation skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Ability to work in a high pressured environment

Reporting responsibilities

  • Base Treasury and Cash Count,
  • Monthly accountancy and supporting documentation
  • HR monthly reports
  • Payroll Alteration forms

What Action Against Hunger will offer:

  • Start date: Immediate.
  • Duty station: Isiolo.
  • Remuneration package: Very Competitive salary package with additional benefits to include:
  • Career development opportunities with Action Against Hunger
  • Training opportunities
  • Comprehensive medical cover for self and dependents
  • Opportunity to work in a good and friendly environment with a dynamic and motivated team
  • Action Against Hunger will not cater for relocation expenses

How to apply:

Applications, should include a CV with cover letter and 3 professional references to be sent via email to:

hr-recruitment@so-actionagainsthunger.org not later than 24 September 2018 clearly mentioning the position on the subject

Only Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews. Female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

Kenya: Maternal new born, Child Health and Family Planning Advisor

Organization: IMA World Health
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 21 Sep 2018

The MNCH, FP Advisor will be responsible for developing, leading and implementing a range of MNCH/ FP strategies for the five-year, USAID-funded Afya Jijini project. This position will provide technical support to the project activities to scale up quality Basic and Emergency obstetric and neonatal care (EmONC) in the county. Working with the county health management team, she will be responsible for setting up the RH/FP TWG, the MPDSR committee and relevant quality improvement structures at both county and facility level and through the cluster UHAI teams the work Improvement teams (WITs). Further she will support the scale up of family planning services in the county with a focus on availing modern method mix at all supported facilities. Working with the community engagement advisor and the MNCH/FP technical team, she/he will develop innovative community level models that support uptake of FP, early ANC attendance and retention to 4th ANC, and finally increased facility based deliveries, aggressive c-MNCH approaches in informal settlement with high perinatal deaths. The MNCH/FP advisor will also be responsible for child health activities aimed at increasing immunization coverage by reaching every child and while working with the WASH and nutrition advisor will aim to reduce diarrheal and nutrition related illnesses for children under five years old within the informal settlements. S/he will also work with the HIV/TB advisor to ensure RH/HIV integration in supported facilities including those reaching the priority population. S/he will ensure that the adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) under the DREAMS project are reached with MNCH/FP services. Working closely with rest of technical team and the communication manager, she will support knowledge management in the technical area (success stories, routine case studies, high level case studies, newsletters, relevant posters and other needed publications). The MNCH/FP advisor will represent Afya Jijini project in relevant technical meetings.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. In collaboration with the project team and stakeholders, provide technical leadership and management of Afya Jijini’s MNCH/FP activities
  2. In collaboration with the CHMT, strengthen the county RH/FP TWG and ensure regular meeting
  3. Attend national level RH/FP technical fora’s to represent the program as needed
  4. Prepare regular program updates for presentation to USAID
  5. Prepare monthly and quarterly activity plans, budget plans and reports on behalf of the MNCH/FP technical team
  6. In collaboration with CHMT strengthen/establish the RH/FP QA/QI sub-committee that will be reporting to the county QA/QI TWG and UNIT
  7. In collaboration with the CHMT establish/ strengthen the county MPDSR committee and ensure:-

Ø All maternal deaths and near misses including cases of obstetrics fistulas, emergency hysterectomies and due to PPH have been documented and audited within 24-48 hrs with an improvement plan

Ø Working with the rest of the technical teams, ensure that all perinatal deaths are audited with an improvement plan

Ø Work with county and senior Monitoring and Evaluation advisor to establish/operationalize a database for MPDSR

  1. Coordinate with the rest of the technical team and the HRH advisor to oversee the training of all maternity and MCH clinic staff on EmONC, EPI, IMCI and FP using the national curriculum and documentation of the same in the TraiNet
  2. Support the UHAI teams in establishing the facility based WITs for maternity and MCH clinics across all the supported sites
  3. Working with the UHAI team ensure timely reporting of all MNCH/FP monthly reports
  4. Coordinate with the supplies chain advisor to support facilities in forecasting of MNCH/RH/FP commodities, ordering, and inventory management.
  5. Utilizing the MPDSR data (including a rapid baseline survey) identify MPDSR hotspots within the informal settlements to aggressively implement c-MNCH with focus on reducing perinatal mortality in the said hotspots
  6. Working with the gender and youth advisor ensure that the RH/FP package including PAC is available for ASYRH in supported facilities
  7. In collaboration with the project communication manager and rest of technical teams develop relevant knowledge documents (reports, success stories, case studies, conference abstracts and others as maybe required).
  8. Participate in relevant stakeholders TWGs and other key technical meetings.

Specific Deliverables

  1. MNCH/RH/FP specific process of care indicators improving with a target of >80%

Ø Supported facilities offer the 8 EmONC signal functions

Ø Increase in 4 ANC attendance, SBD and MPDSR at the target facilities

Ø Increased PNC attendance and new-born review in target facility

Ø Increased immunization coverage in the supported facilities

Ø Increase in number of children able to access treatment for diarrhoea using ORS and zinc

  1. County MNCH/RH/FP TWG in place and functional

  2. County MNCH/RH/FP QA/QI subcommittee in place and functional

  3. Facility maternity and MNCH WITs in place and functional (a functionality assessment tool for team is available)

  4. MPDSR subcommittee in place and functional

  5. All (100%) Maternal deaths and near deaths audited within 24-48 hours with rapid improvement plan.

  6. EmONC surveys conducted as scheduled by PIMA & USAID

  7. Model in place for male engagement in ANC, Labour and postpartum.

  8. Model(s) in place and rolled out to support preterm birth initiative in high volume facilities

  9. Model(s) in place and rolled out to support c-MNCH in MPDSR hotspots

  10. Model(s) in place and roll out for mobilization for RH/FP services at community level

  11. Timely reports (weekly, monthly, quarterly and as needed)

  12. All supported sites have fully integrated MNCH/HIV as per the minimum service package

  13. Case studies, success stories and other publications as needed.

Key Technical Skills and Knowledge

  1. Master’s degree in public health, nursing, midwifery, or other related areas, or a bachelor’s degree with at least 5 years of additional relevant experience.

  2. Has been in successful field implementation of MNCH/RH/FP programs in Kenya

  3. Demonstrated skills in designing and rolling out GoK-endorsed approaches that result in improved uptake of services for maternal, neonatal, child health, family planning and reproductive health

  4. Strong linkages and relationships with County, and sub-county government; health facilities; and implementing partners within Nairobi County working on FP and RH.

  5. Strong communication skills both written and verbal.

  6. Knowledge of USAID and PEPFAR program strategies in Kenya

  7. Ability to work in a complex environment with multiple tasks, short deadlines and intense pressure to perform; ability to manage several major multidimensional activities simultaneously.

  8. Ability to travel extensively to supported sites.

  9. Ability to recognize limitations and seek appropriate expert advice

How to apply:

interested please submit your application to jijinihr@imaworldhealth.org.

Kenya: EOI-Situation Analysis – unintended pregnancies and HIV in Homa Bay

Organization: UN Children's Fund
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 17 Sep 2018

1. Background

Homa Bay is one of the 47 counties of the Republic of Kenya. It is located in the southern part of Nyanza, along the shores of Lake Victoria about 420 km south-west of Nairobi. The County covers an area of 3,180 square km and is comprised of eight sub-counties: Suba North, Suba South, Ndhiwa, Homa Bay Town, Rangwe, Karachuonyo, Kabondo, and Kasipul. There are approximately 1.2251 million people living in Homa Bay, almost entirely of Luo descent and of Christian faith with small pockets of Muslim communities found mostly in urban centres. Other ethnic groups found in the County include the Abasuba, Abagusil, Kisii, Teso, Banyore, Bukusu and Samia. Because of proximity to Lake Victoria, the people of Homa Bay are primarily fishermen, sand harvesters, quarry miners, Boda Boda riders and small-scale farmers growing maize, sugar cane, millet, potatoes and vegetables. The fish caught in the lake is consumed locally and in the neighboring towns.

Currently, the County’s population is dominated by young people who are dependent on those in the workforce. Three quarters of the population is under 30 years old and about half is under 15 years. About 1 in 4 (26%) people in Homa Bay County is an adolescent aged 10-19. The County’s Strategic Plan recognises the increasing youth population and high unemployment as a threat to development. Furthermore, the County’s demographic trends indicate that the population will continue to grow for several generations. If birth rates were to decline rapidly, however, the age structure of the population would shift and there would be more working-age adults relative to children. Consequently, the County could benefit from what is called the “demographic dividend” – economic growth resulting from increased productivity and greater savings due to a lower number of dependents. Benefits of the demographic dividend could be optimized if accompanied by investments in health and education, and relevant job-creation.

In Homa Bay, there are two significant problems currently facing adolescents and young people, posing a significant barrier for the County to harness the demographic dividend: 1) unintended adolescent pregnancies; and 2) high incidences of HIV and STIs. They can be explained by a wide range of factors, including in particular high levels of violence, abuse, exploitation, neglect and harmful cultural practices aimed at children and adolescents, mainly at girls.

Unintended Adolescent Pregnancies

Adolescent pregnancies and motherhood are major concerns for health and development because of their association with higher morbidity and mortality for both the mother and child and their impact on the education of young mothers. In Homa Bay County, half of the women (20-49 years old) and half of the men (20-54 years old) have had sex by age 16 which is two years sooner than the national average for women and one year sooner than the national average for men. Similar trends exist for marriage where half of the women in the County first marry by age 18 and half of the men by age 24. National average age for first marriage for women and men are 20 and 25, respectively.2

According to a MoH and AFIDEP analysis, 33% of girls aged 15-19 years in Homa Bay County have begun childbearing; considerably higher than the national average. Specifically, 2.1% are pregnant with their first child and 31.2% have ever given birth, compared to the national average of 3.4% and 14.7%, respectively. Homa Bay County’s age specific fertility rate for girls aged 15-19 (adolescent birth rate) is 178 births per 1,000 girls; about 2 times higher than the national rate.3

Reduction in fertility, mortality rates and general improvement of quality of life are partly dependent on education. Although the County has a high Primary School Net Enrolment Rate of 98 percent, about 4,800 primary school-age children are out of school. The Secondary School Net Enrolment Rate for the County is 58 percent with a large number (45,081) of secondary school-age adolescents out of school. At the national level, the net enrolment at primary and secondary levels is 88 and 47 percent respectively.


According to the Kenya HIV County Profiles of 20184, HIV prevalence in Homa Bay is nearly 4.3 times higher than the national prevalence at 20.7% (Kenya HIV Estimates 2018). The HIV prevalence among women in the County is higher (22.1%) than that of men (19.1%), indicating that women are more vulnerable to HIV infection. Homa Bay County contributed to 9.3% of the total number of people living with HIV in Kenya, and is ranked the second highest nationally. By the end of 2017, a total of 138,921 people were living with HIV with 13.7% being young people aged 15-24 years and 1% being children under the age of 15 years. Approximately 420 children and 1907 adults died of AIDS-related conditions.

Child Protection

Children under 18 in Homa Bay County constitute 60.3% of the total population. The birth registration rate is 49.9% against the national average of 60%. About 34% of children aged 5-14 years are engaged in child labour of which approximately 30% are in urban settings and 57% in rural. More than 90% of children aged 2-14 years are subjected to at least one form of violent discipline method by their mothers/caretaker. Fifty one percent of mothers/caretakers in Homa Bay believe that children should be physically punished.

There are 22 Child Care facilities in the entire County. However, there are 6 children offices (Rangwe and Homa Bay Town share an officer whilst Suba North and Suba South share another). The number of orphan and vulnerable children is estimated at 11,069 while the number of street children in Homa Bay County is estimated at 250.

Policy and Legal Framework

Homa Bay County lacks robust policies and legal frameworks to institutionalize various programmes and activities thereby negating the process of service delivery. The policies are necessary in creating a framework of financial mobilization from the County Assembly and offering checks and balances. In addition to the need for stronger policies around child protection, adolescent issues and HIV, efforts should be deployed around social protection, gender mainstreaming and gender based violence.

2. Objectives of the Analysis

The County Government of Homa Bay and UNICEF are deeply concerned by the situation of adolescents and young people in the County. Coordination of the Child Protection response has been challenging and health and welfare outcomes have not been fully understood. Despite tireless investments and efforts by the Government and partners, including those on the ground, unintended pregnancies, cases of child abuse, child exploitation and new cases of HIV are still strikingly high. Consequently, there are ramifications to the County’s adolescents and young people in terms of psycho social development, school attendance and performance, skills development and employment. For these reasons, UNICEF and the Government are undertaking a situation analysis on the Protection of Adolescents and Young People in the Face of Unintended Pregnancies and HIV in the County of Homa Bay.

Specifically, to:

  • Identify the root causes of violence, abuse, exploitation, neglect and harmful cultural practices promoting child abuse and two key health related consequences: unintended pregnancies and new HIV infections;
  • Undertake a critical review of existing policies, regulations, legislations therein at County level that address child, adolescent and young people protection and identify gaps and weaknesses.
  • Chart the responses and contributions of both government and partners in addressing these problems including provisions of services for survivors of particularly sexual violence and abuse of children and adolescents and also prevention mechanisms/interventions; and
  • Propose appropriate and pragmatic recommendations (both prevention and response) for programming, policy and legislation to mitigate the negative impact and improve the lives of adolescent and young people in Homa Bay County.
  • 3. Methodology

    The situation analysis will require both qualitative and quantitative research methodologies, including the following:

  • A two-pronged desk review of current epidemiological estimates and programmatic data on the sexual and reproductive health of adolescents and young people focusing principally on unintended pregnancies and HIV and AIDS; and on the levels of violence, abuse and neglect affecting this population. The desk review will also examine the applicable legal and policy framework on SRH and HIV and AIDS. The purpose of this stage is to clearly illustrate the level and scope of the problems; legal and regulatory framework in place for the provision of SRH and HIV/AIDS services; and present the reality that adolescents and young people face in the County.
  • Key informant interviews and focus group discussions with adolescents and young people, including pregnant adolescents, adolescent and young mothers, adolescent and young fathers and fathers to be; adolescents and young people most at risk of contracting HIV (sexually exploited, engaged in sex work, injecting drugs and young men having sex with men), adolescents and young people living with HIV and representatives of youth organizations to obtain qualitative data on the vulnerabilities, risks and behaviours associated with violence, abuse, neglect and HIV. This stage of the research will assess the level of knowledge, awareness, education and/or understanding amongst adolescents and young people on SRH accessing of SRH and HIV services. This stage will also dive deeply into the adolescent and young person’s experience through their own lens and identify key areas for more focused programming, policy and legislation and strengthened youth focused outreach and services.
  • Annual and progress report reviews and In-depth interviews from government services and partner organization present in Homa Bay and conduct stakeholders’ interviews including government services leaders (child protection and SRH/HIV response), partner representatives, community leaders, health care service providers, beach management unit representatives, religious leaders and other relevant stakeholders. This phase will provide data and insight into the availability, types of SRH services and use of services by adolescents and young people, service delivery mapping, the challenges and opportunities for service provision including understanding the barriers in the access of these services and an assessment of the impact of the legal and policy framework on the access to SRH and HIV services, the geographical hotspots for child protection concerns particularly unintended pregnancies and HIV and where best to improve and strengthen the response.
  • Review of the resource allocation by government and partners for Child Protection, SRH and HIV sectors and utilization.
  • Collation, triangulation and analysis for final report, including proposed recommendations.
  • 4. Deliverables

  • Desk review.
  • Qualitative analytical report on the findings from focus group discussions held with adolescents and young people.
  • County Government of Homabay and partner Annual and Progress Reports reviewed and interviews with key stakeholders undertaken.
  • Draft report, including recommendations to be shared with UNICEF HIV Section Team (for fact checking), and Kisumu Field Office Team, County Government of Homabay and Partners, including young people for comments and finalisation. (Max 30 pages, including 5 page executive summary).
  • Presentation of the draft report to UNICEF, Partners/Young People and County Government of Homabay by Consultant. (Max 20 slides).
  • Final Report, incorporating the revisions and feedback from stakeholders. (Max 30 pages including 5 page executive summary).
  • 5. Proposed Timeframe

    It is expected that the duration of this consultancy will last 65 working days





    Briefing from UNICEF and County Government of Homa Bay on scope of the work and vision of expected results; launch of the situation analysis

    UNICEF KCO/County Government of Homa Bay


    Draft report submitted to UNICEF/County Government of Homa Bay/Partners/Young People for review.

    Selected Candidate; UNICEF KCO, Gov. of Homa Bay, key stakeholders and youth representatives


    Presentation of report by Selected Candidate to UNICEF/County Government of Homa Bay/Partners/Young People and collection of comments/inputs and additional data.

    Selected Candidate; UNICEF KCO, Gov. of Homa Bay, key stakeholders and youth representatives


    Incorporation of comments from feedback meeting and submission final report

    Selected Candidate

    6. Team Composition and Selection

    It is expected that the individual consultant/research team/consultancy firm will have the following skills and experience:

  • Relevant academic background and training in public health, anthropology, sociology, epidemiology, psychology or other, as appropriate.
  • Strong technical knowledge in child protection, sexual reproductive health of adolescents and young people and HIV and AIDS within the context of Kenya.
  • Expertise in targeting the hardest to reach, marginal groups including adolescents and young key populations, the poor, rural populations, fisher communities, Boda Boda Riders etc.
  • Experience in qualitative and quantitative research methods.
  • Previous experience working with UNICEF and other UN agencies an asset.
  • Cultural and gender sensitivity; knowledge of the Luo and/or Abasuba language an asset.
  • Candidates/Firms are requested to submit CVs, letter of interest expressing why they are best suited for the consultancy and technical proposal (Max 3 pages) on how they will attain the consultancy’s objectives.

    Only shortlisted candidates/Firms will be contacted at which time they will be requested to produce a more detailed technical proposal including the budget.

    Technical Evaluation Criteria

    Technical proposal evaluation criteria will be based on the following:

  • Overall response, completeness, overall concord between requirements and proposal (10 points)
  • Experience, overall experience of Candidate/Firm (10 points)
  • Technical skills, relevance to requirements of analysis (15 points)
  • Key personnel, team leader and other team members (15 points)
  • Proposed methodology/time frame (20 points)
  • Financial proposal (30 points)
  • Please note that only those consultants/Firms who obtain min 70 points will be short listed and invited for the detailed proposal.

    7. Reporting and Accountability

    In consultation with the County Government of Homa Bay and UNICEF Kenya’s Child Protection and HIV Sections, the selected consultants/firm will be directly accountable for the delivery of this consultancy to UNICEF Kenya’s Chief of HIV Section.

    8. Conditions

  • The consultant is expected to commit fully to this task as per the TOR and adhere to the timeline, subject to changes and revisions by UNICEF KCO team.
  • The consultant will not have supervisory responsibilities nor authority on UNICEF budget and other resources.
  • As per UNICEF DFAM policy, payment is made against approved deliverables. No advance payment is allowed unless in exceptional circumstances against bank guarantee, subject to a maximum of 30 per cent of the total contract value in cases where advance purchases, for example for supplies or travel, may be necessary.
  • 9. Mode of Submission of EOI

    The Expression of Interest along with the technical proposal (max 3 pages) and CVs/Institutional profile should be submitted to the following email address by 17 Sep 2018.

    email: nairobi@unicef.org

    For any further clarifications, please contact Susan Ochieng (suochieng@unicef.org).

    Deadline for submission of EOI is Monday 17th September 2018.

    How to apply:

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=516078


    Organization: Mercy Corps
    Country: Kenya
    Closing date: 17 Sep 2018

    Mercy Corps has been operating in Kenya since 2008, focusing its interventions around four objectives: 1) Peace and Conflict Management; 2) Livelihood/Market Systems; 3) Governance (particularly at the county level); and 4) Youth Employment/Employability (including the social and economic development of adolescents). The four objectives serve to increase community resilience to drought and other shocks and stresses, and to decrease fragility with a particular focus on Kenya’s Arid Lands. Mercy Corps’ vision for change requires the private sector, government and civil society to work together to create meaningful and sustainable change.

    Under the Omo Delta Project – Expanding the Rangeland to achieve Growth and Transformation, Mercy Corps in collaboration with five other partners: VSF G – lead agency, VITA (RTI) Ltd, EPaRDA, CIFA and TUPADO seeks to address the drivers of instability, irregular migration and displacement so as to expand and maximize opportunities for communities living in the rangelands along the Kenya – Ethiopia border by increasing wealth of young people in particular and especially young women; accelerating national and cross-border trade and collaboration; and increasing stability to promote growth and project gains.


    The Youth Officer will support the development and delivery of a comprehensive youth internship, mentorship, apprenticeship and career counseling programs under the leadership of the Program Manager. S/he will develop relationships with potential employers, screen and orient youth and employers to ensure successful matches and provide oversight of activities and communication related to all career development activities.

    The Youth Officer will also support in the design and implementation of interventions that assist youth to access opportunities and platforms for internships, apprenticeships, job search activities including labour market and career information. In addition, s/he will lead in the implementation of strategies and activities that promote youth engagement, particularly focusing on youth and women, and marginalized populations in order to access relevant employability trainings, markets, finances, jobs and other employment services.


    Program Implementation:

    • Provide career counseling, assessment, administration and interpretation, building the capacity of implementing partners to deliver the career development support services;
    • Coordinate the internship and apprenticeship programs including the initial assessment, placement and monitoring and oversight of youth internships, apprenticeship, career, and labour market information needs.
    • Develop and facilitate training's on internship programs, skills development programs for informal sector productivity, and other ways of skills building for poor and vulnerable youth working closely with country offices;
    • Coordinate with Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET) institutions and other service providers under Omo delta project to promote youth friendly trainings and assess opportunities for linkages.
    • Support in management and development of relationships with private sector for provision of internship, apprenticeship and career counseling and youth mentorship providers and agencies.
    • Promote coalition building and relationships to influence youth development and education policies, sectoral policies/strategies/programs, and promote workforce development and ecosystem approach to inclusive youth employment and economic productivity in Southern African countries;
    • Asses business opportunities for granting and mentorship.
    • Help to coordinate and participate in various events, activities and fairs on topics related to internships, apprenticeships, job placement as well as career counseling for youth

    Collaboration and Networking

    • Maintain productive working relationships with sub-county and county leaders and local government departments as directed by the line manager;
    • Coordinate with counterpart agencies and organizations, especially EU-funded agencies, involved in markets systems and workforce development.
    • Identify opportunities for social innovation and enterprise that could be launched through catalytic investments from public and private sector initiatives;
    • Support events, exhibits, workshops that bring private and public sector entities together to collectively review and discuss technology developments and innovation and to examine private sector approaches to household and community challenges that can be incubated through public sector incentives;

    Monitoring and Evaluation:

    • Gather and document natural resource management and market program activities.
    • Comply with M&E systems that will be established to measure program impact and desired results. Ensure data is collected and monitoring occurs regularly.
    • Analyze project implementation strategies to identify constraints to program success and provide timely recommendations.
    • Submit timely reports as requested by the Program Manager.
    • Support external evaluations and assessments.

    Coordination and Representation:

    • Attend key events, committee meetings, fora, seminars, etc. as they relate to the program.
    • Support Omo Delta Project activities with consortium partners, local government and other implementers, as well as with other Mercy Corps programs.

    Program Support Operations:

    • Ensure close communication with field teams and consortium members regarding program activities and plans, challenges and obstacles to timely and quality implementation.
    • Coordinate with program, finance, and administration staff for troubleshooting and problem solving.

    Organizational Learning

    • As part of our commitment to organizational learning and in support of our understanding that learning organizations are more effective, efficient and relevant to the communities they serve, we expect all team members to commit 5% of their time to learning activities that benefit Mercy Corps as well as themselves.

    Accountability to Beneficiaries

    • Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts toward accountability, specifically to our beneficiaries and to international standards guiding international relief and development work, while actively engaging beneficiary communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field projects.
    • Team members are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner and respect local laws, customs and MC's policies, procedures, and values at all times and in all in-country venues.



    REPORTS DIRECTLY TO: Program Manager

    WORKS DIRECTLY WITH: Program Manager, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, Market Systems Officer, GIRL Officer and REAP Officer


    • A Bachelors Degree in degree in Social Work/Community Development preferably with specialization in economic policy management, labor dynamics and workforce or other related discipline.
    • A minimum of three (3) years professional experience in implementation of poverty reduction, workforce development and social inclusion operations.
    • Good knowledge and experience in socio-economic development policy, labour market issues, workforce productivity and gender equality, preferably in the design, development and implementation of projects/ programs.

    • Local dialects spoken in Northern Kenya are also a plus.

    • Ability to inspire, motivate, mentor and support people towards achieving their goals.

    • Ability to build relationships and work collaboratively with a range of partners.

    • Demonstrated flexibility, creativity and enthusiasm as well as a willingness to learn and to be continually adaptive within a dynamic and often self-directed working environment mandatory.

    • Ability to focus on day-to-day tasks at hand while also working towards longer-term objectives with an understanding that these will change continuously.

    • Willingness to spend significant time in the field and work closely with program target groups and consortium members.

    • Good knowledge of MS Office software such as PowerPoint, Excel, Word, and Access.

    • Experience of working with budgets.

    • Experience of monitoring and evaluating community projects.


    • A strong team player, with good communication and diplomatic skills.
    • Proven ability to work independently as part of a regional team and with international professionals.
    • Excellent analytical and information management skills.
    • Good organizational skills and ability to work under stress and in austere contexts of remote locations.
    • Flexible and creative in planning and problem solving.
    • Attention to detail, ability to follow procedures and meet deadlines and work independently and cooperatively with team members.
    • Proven excellence maintaining professional internal and external relationships.
    • Willingness and ability to live comfortably in Turkana and travel throughout the County.

    How to apply:

    Interested candidates who meet the above required qualifications and experience should submit a Cover Letter and detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) listing three professional references (including a recent supervisor) to ke-hrkenya@mercycorps.org on or before 17th September, 2018.

    The email subject line must clearly show the job title and location they are applying for.

    Applications without an appropriate subject heading will be automatically disqualified. Please do not attach any certificates.

    Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. NB: We do not charge any fees at any stage of the recruitment process


    Organization: Habitat for Humanity
    Country: Kenya
    Closing date: 12 Sep 2018



    Driven by the vision that everyone needs a decent place to live, Habitat for Humanity began in 1976 as a grassroots effort on a community farm in southern Georgia, USA. The Christian housing organization has since grown to become a leading global nonprofit working in more than 1,300 communities throughout the U.S. and in more than 70 countries. In Kenya, we have been in operation since 1982 through Habitat for Humanity Kenya (HFH Kenya), a locally registered NGO.

    HFH Kenya, has worked in 250 communities across various counties, enabling over 8,300 low income families access decent and affordable houses through building, renovating and preserving homes, effectively directly serving over 58,000 individuals. Through Habitat for Humanity International market systems partners in Kenya, over 56,000 families have been able to access housing finance, resulting to over 283,000 individuals being served. HFH Kenya key focus areas include Community Support and Development Program (CSDP), Financial Inclusion, Advocacy and volunteer engagement.

    HFHK invites interested and eligible consultants to submit their bids for the following service:


    Consultant/Consulting firm to conduct a comprehensive Hydrogeological /Geophysical Survey and related studies for prospecting on identification of six (6) sites for drilling new boreholes and submit an accurate report to guide the drilling process.


    The main objective of this project is to carry out a hydrogeological /geophysical survey with the aim to identify the aquifer system on the medium-scale, to locate drilling sites with high potential of good quality groundwater on the small-scale and finally to supervise the drilling process.

    The survey shall be in two phases and should cover the following areas:


    1) Conducting environmental and hydro-geological survey

    2) Carrying out groundwater exploratory field geophysical investigations to identify exact drilling locations

    3) Submit Hydro-geological and geophysical report


    4) Obtaining necessary permit and licences from the concerned National government Ministry and local authorities

    5) Developing contract documentation


    The hydrogeological/geophysical survey will be done within Laikipia County. Details of the specific locations will be communicated at a later date.



    Conduct environmental and hydro-geological survey

    § Compile and analyse all the available hydrogeological, geological, climatic, meteorological and topographical maps, borehole and surface water records etc of the area and its environs in order to:

    § Assess the groundwater potential of the project area by identifying the target aquifer(s), their types and spatial distribution

    § The outcomes of the geophysical investigation strategy should be presented for approval within Hydrogeological report.

    § Desk review and data-acquisition: review of existing data, geological hydrogeological, topographical maps, satellite images, previous existing hydrogeological/geological studies and borehole site investigations in the area, borehole and surface water records, ground water quality data etc.

    § Identify and describe groundwater recharge and discharge areas and processes (diffuse versus concentrated recharge) and estimate the groundwater baseline elevation (elevation below which the subsurface is assumed to be saturated): elevation of nearby spring, elevation of lake, flowing river or projected groundwater elevation from nearby wells.


    Geophysical Investigation & Selection Of Drilling Sites

    § Carry out the geophysical investigation according to the investigation strategy and interpret results:

    § The proposed drilling sites shall be marked with a concrete marker, shown in topographical maps and indicated on appropriate site sketch maps.

    § Compile the reports into an intermediate hydrogeological/geophysical report and submit to HFHK.

    Obtaining necessary permit and licences from the appropriate National government Ministries and local authorities

    · Select the most suitable borehole drilling sites in the project area, also considering the legal framework and the requirements of the NEMA and any other Act relating to water resources management.

    · A separate description of each proposed borehole site is part of the report.

    · Obtain permits and relevant authorization documents for the whole project sites identified

    · The consultant will assist in the application and follow-up of the borehole-drilling permits such as the Water Resources Management Authority (WRMA) and NEMA, for the proposed boreholes; for this purpose the consultant will also provide additional copies of the reports WRMA and NEMA requirement. The consultant should therefore provide a provisional sum for the permits and related follow-up costs.

    Submit Hydro-geological and geophysical report

    · A conceptual hydrogeological model of the study area, clearly identifying the target aquifer types (porous, fractured or karstic), their geometrical characteristics (horizontal or vertical-steep aquifer), the recharge processes and assumed groundwater flow direction as well as a water balance of the area.

    · A figure illustrating the conceptual model and indicating preferential areas for groundwater prospection

    · Data base including the compiled geological and hydrogeological data in electronic form (Excel, MS Access, etc)

    · Based on the conceptual hydrogeological model detailed description of the investigation strategy and its rationale

    · Justification of chosen method and investigation depth (recalling target aquifer and groundwater baseline elevation) and description of calibration method (e.g. with borehole logs), description of expected geophysical response of the target aquifer (e.g. electrical resistivity range),

    · Compile the Phase 1 and Phase 2 reports into an intermediate hydrogeological/geophysical report and submit to HFHK. This report needs to be approved prior to the drilling process (e.g. the proposed well-design). Should the consultant delay the submission of the report and thereby induce a delay in the drilling process**, a penalty of 10% of the total cost shall** be charged


    Developing contract documentation

    · Prepare tender package comprising of designs/drawings and outputs expected from the identified vendor/company

    · Tender invitation, adjudication and documentation

    · The consultant should be involved in the tendering process for the drilling company by assisting with technical advice and assisting the client in identifying suitable partners for the work: with particular attention to be given to the well equipment materials that can be used and mobilised.

    · The consultant shall represent the client on site

    · The consultant shall supervise all the drilling process at all times on site, including the geological borehole logging and documentation of pumping test according to standard formats.

    Borehole drilling and installation Supervision

    § The consultant should be involved in the tendering process for the drilling company by assisting with technical advice and assisting the client in identifying suitable partners for the work

    § The consultant shall supervise the drilling works and ensure the boreholes are drilled and completed according to stipulated technical specifications and sound professional standards.

    § The consultant shall represent the client on site and document on a daily basis the drilling, development and test pumping of the proposed boreholes and hand-in a daily drilling progress report to HFHK.

    § Ensure that the drilling contractor do water sampling, geological logging and water quality analysis (chemical and bacteriological).

    § Supervise installation of screens, casings, gravel pack, impermeable seals, well-heads etc. Ensure that the recommended drilling depths, design and materials are followed and propose and carry out quality control measures upon well-completion, e.g. borehole camera inspection.

    § Prepare a detailed borehole completion report; with all necessary recommendations e.g. pump capacity, optimum depth of installation, periodic water quality analysis according to the standard format.


    The consultant will use a systematic and holistic approach to assess the project site.

    The reports all need to have the same title page, including the following details:

    § Name and address of Consultant

    § Project title

    § Date

    § Project Phase (this refers to the labelling of the different intermediate reports and final reports, as per below description of outcomes).


    The Consultant shall have available the necessary equipment and other relevant kits for the Survey to discharge the assignment successfully as required.


    Due to the nature of the proposed work, the hydrogeological survey field mission is expected to take a maximum of One month.

    Financial Schedule:

    The consultant should draw up a detailed financial proposal, including consultant’s fees where applicable. (Quote in Kenya Shillings)



    For the execution of the survey, HFHK shall ensure that the local authorities are informed of this survey. HFHK shall inform and update the consultant on the security situation, or changes therein. HFHK shall also make available the following information and facilities to the consultant:

    § Relevant reports, documents, maps, data at contracting authorities disposal;

    § Counterpart staff for necessary support in the field.


    § Prepare and deliver consultancy services as per the TOR

    § Deliver the key deliverables in time; submit a final report duly approved by HFHK after full incorporation of views and editions from the client.

    § Facilitate 2 debriefing sessions before and after the field mission.

    § The consultant and his team will make their own arrangements on transport, security and accommodation and meals during the duration of the assignment.


    § The key deliverable is hydrogeological & geophysical survey report, which should be submitted to HFHK. The consultant will be expected to deliver 2 hard copies with approval from HFHK using the recognized government format.

    § A soft copy on e-mail and 2 CDs with the final report will also be submitted to HFHK.

    § The consultant will also be required to deliver to HFHK all study materials:

    o Soft copies of all data sets both quantitative and qualitative.

    o The geophysical interpretation model and the graphical plot of the curve and model.

    o Any other non-consumable documents/items that will be used in the course of the planned consultancy.

    § The borehole sites identified should be clearly marked with concrete markers, shown in a picture plate and indicated on a sketch map to be included in the final report.


    § A Master or postgraduate degree in Hydrogeology/Geology/Geophysics or Environmental Sciences or engineering or water engineering

    § Must be registered by the Geological Registration Board and preferably an active member of the Geological Society of Kenya (GSK).

    § At least 10 years proven experience in conducting and interpreting hydrogeological/geophysical survey using diverse techniques

    § Proven experience in drilling supervision and borehole documentation

    § A reliable and effective analyst with extensive experience in conducting analyses and a proven record of delivering professional results

    § Excellent computer skills and desirable skills in Arc GIS and groundwater modelling software.

    § Excellent presentation and report writing skills.


    The consultant will be under the direct supervision of the HFHK team based in Laikipia County for the duration of the contract. The consultant will maintain official communication with the HFHK Field Officers, Head of Program Operations and the National Director.


    Submission Details

    § Capability statement, including commitment for availability for the entire assignment, demonstrable capacity to undertake the assignment and 3 referees/organizations worked for within the past 3 years carrying out hydrogeological investigations. (3 reports will be expected at the interview stage)

    § Detailed statement on the proposed study, clearly stating the study methodology and data collection methods.

    § Detailed financial proposal, the financial proposal should include daily cost per major activity.

    § A detailed work schedule for the study indicating activity timeline and assessment duration.

    § Updated curriculum vitae of the consultants who will undertake the work that clearly spells out qualifications and experience. Where more than one consultant is to be involved, clearly indicate the overall lead consultant and responsible persons.

    § Commitment that the consultants whose CVs are presented and interviewed will be engaged through out if the consultancy is awarded. (HFHK will not accept replacements)

    How to apply:

    Interested and qualified consultants should submit their application to procurement@hfhkenya.org Submission should be done on or before September 12th 2018.

    Kenya: Officer Health and Nutrition (2 Positions)

    Organization: Concern Worldwide
    Country: Kenya
    Closing date: 16 Sep 2018

    Concern Worldwide is an international non-governmental humanitarian organization dedicated to the reduction of suffering and working towards the ultimate elimination of extreme poverty in the world’s poorest countries

    Applications are invited from suitably qualified Kenyan nationals for the following position:

    Job Title: Officer Health and Nutrition (2 Positions)

    Reports to: Manager – Health and Nutrition, Tana River

    Direct Reports: None

    Job Location:

    Bura, Tana River County (1 Position)

    Garsen, Tana River County (1 Position)

    Contract Details:

    One (1) Year Fixed Term Contract Renewable Subject to Availability of Funds & Performance

    Starting Salary of the Pay Grade – Kes 99,197

    Group Pension after Confirmation of Appointment

    Group Medical Cover (Principal + 2 Dependants)

    Group Life Cover

    Group Personal Accident Cover

    Job Summary:

    The incumbent will provide technical guidance as well as hands on support to the Sub County Health Management Team to strengthen their capacity and skills in the implementation of High Impact Nutrition interventions (HINI) through the integrated health systems strengthening approach and work with community groups to build their resilience and strengthen their knowledge and capacity in health and nutrition services and appropriate care taking

    Main Duties & Responsibilities:

    · Provide technical support to MoH on delivery of High Impact Nutrition intervention components at health facilities and when need be outreach sites;

    · Assist the Project Manager to provide technical support to partners in the implementation of the project.

    · Work with partners to implement work plans as agreed;

    · In partnership with the Sub-County Health Management Team (SCHMT) including the Sub County Medical Officer in charge of health (SCMOH), Sub County Public Health Nurse, Sub-County Nutrition Coordinator, Public Health Officers and the hospital nutritionist develop and implement monthly work plans for the Sub-county;

    · Liaise closely with MoH at County and Sub-County level to promote ownership and integration of nutrition services into existing medical systems including the development of a concrete plan of action for the programme at the health facilities;

    · Ensure programme quality control through implementation of monthly and quarterly M&E;

    · Work closely with the Project Manager in monitoring the nutrition situation in Concern areas of work;

    · While working with the hospital nutritionist and the SCNO, support the rural health facilities to establish referral systems and create referral links for access to in-patient and other services beneficial to the beneficiaries not provided by the rural health facilities;

    · Support with operationalizing of community Units and community mobilization activities; plan trainings , routinely engage Community Health Volunteers and Community Health Assistants;

    · Support with documentation of the programme implementation process to generate lesson learning as well as case studies;

    · Participate in coordination of and data collection for, KPC, SMART and coverage surveys to assesses the nutrition situation of the target population;

    · Writing of monthly reports and briefs as well as quarterly reports;

    · Contribute significantly to the development of regular donor reports;

    · Attend and adequately represent Concern in Sub-county meetings/fora e.g. Sub-county Steering Group(SCSG), Sub-county Nutrition Coordination meeting among others as may be required;

    · Together with MOH and other partners involved in delivery of nutrition services in the Sub-County, conduct joint support supervision visits;

    · Oversee and coordinate the implementation of MIYCN activities at the health facilities and at the community;

    · Work closely with the UNICEF and WFP contact staff to ensure that all health facilities have adequate supplies of therapeutic commodities at all time;

    · Liaising with Logistics, IT, Transport, Finance and HR departments in Nairobi to provide logistical and administrative support to the program.

    · Participate and contribute as necessary towards Concern’s emergency response as and when necessary and comply with Concern’s health, safety and security guidelines during emergencies

    · Adhere to the standards of conduct outlined in the Concern Code of Conduct & Associated Policies

    Job Description:

    · A degree in Nutrition and Dietetics or in Nursing with solid experience/background in Nutrition. Strong clinical competence and knowledge of maternal and child health will be added advantage.

    · At least two (2) years’ experience in Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition programming in both a development and emergency context.

    · An understanding of the context, prior experience working and/or living in Tana River is highly desirable

    · Experience working with and through local partners in ASAL contexts

    · Experience and knowledge of MOH systems, particularly at County level.

    · Good understanding of cross cutting issues- gender, HIV and AIDS, DRR, etc. and how to integrate them into public health and nutrition programmes.

    · Excellent interpersonal, communication and report writing skills and demonstrated ability to work effectively in teams.

    · Proficient in Computer applications

    · Fluent in both spoken and written English and Kiswahili. Fluency in local language/s skills is an added advantage.


    This job description is not exhaustive and may be revised by the line manager from time to time.

    How to apply:

    Interested candidates, who meet the above requirements, should send a CV and Cover Letter only to nairobi.hr@concern.net with the subject of the email as ‘Officer Health and Nutrition Tana River’. The closing date for applications is Sunday, 16th September 2018. Due to the urgency of this position, applications will be shortlisted on a rolling basis and we may interview and offer the position before the closing date.

    Each application must include at least three referees who can validate technical expertise. Telephone contacts must be submitted with the application.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview.

    Concern has an organisational Code of Conduct (CCoC) with three Associated Policies; the Programme Participant Protection Policy (P4), the Child Safeguarding Policy and the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Policy. These have been developed to ensure the maximum protection of programme participants from exploitation, and to clarify the responsibilities of Concern staff, consultants, visitors to the programme and partner organisation, and the standards of behaviour expected of them. In this context, staff have a responsibility to the organisation to strive for, and maintain, the highest standards in the day-to-day conduct in their workplace in accordance with Concern’s core values and mission. Any candidate offered a job with Concern Worldwide will be expected to sign the Concern Staff Code of Conduct and Associated Policies as an appendix to their contract of employment. By signing the Concern Code of Conduct, candidates acknowledge that they have understood the content of both the Concern Code of Conduct and the Associated Policies and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these policies.

    Concern Worldwide is a non-governmental international humanitarian organization dedicated to the reduction of suffering and working towards the ultimate elimination of extreme poverty in the world’s poorest countries.

    ‘Concern’ is the trading name of ‘Concern Worldwide’, a company limited by guarantee, registered number 39647; registered charity number CHY 5745, registered in Ireland, registered address is 52-55 Lower Camden Street, Dublin 2, Ireland.

    Follow Concern online: www.concern.net



    Organization: Save the Children
    Country: Kenya
    Closing date: 03 Sep 2018


    Programme Title:

    Pneumonia Centenary Commitments

    Subject of Service Contract:

    Re-ADVERTISEMENT Pneumonia Situational Analysis in Kenya; Nairobi, Wajir, Bungoma

    Duration of research:

    6 weeks

    Background and context- Save the Children with internal funding will conduct an assessment on the situation of pneumonia and child health in general in Kenya. The situational analysis is designed to equip the Ministry of Health, Save the Children and partners with the evidence needed to craft advocacy efforts that address child health challenges. This work identifies and analyses the obstacles Kenya is encountering in preventing and treating pneumonia, diarrhoea and other childhood illnesses. Equally important, this situation analysis will provide analysis of Kenya’s child health progress with the goal of understanding how it was achieved, who the champions were, and how these child health platforms can be leveraged for further gains. Information gathered will include: 1) available health data at the national, county, sub county, health facility and community levels; 2) national, county, sub county, health facility and community policies and clinical guidelines; 3) health budget allocations and spending; 4) stakeholder views; 5) mapping of the child health stakeholders and platforms for advocacy on child health.

    Purpose of the situational analysis – The purpose of the situational analysis is to explore the child health situation generally and specificially pneumonia as one of the major causes of child morbidity and mortality in Kenya. This situation analysis will confirm what is known about the child health situation in the country, do a deep dive into the unknown/ root causes and provide contextual information for programming. The stakeholder mapping will provide enough details of the partners roles and commitments for the purpose of forming partnerships.

    Specific objectives

    1. To identify the major political; policy and governance; advocacy; programmatic and operational; and monitoring, evaluation and learning barriers in the child health programme in Kenya.

    2. To map current child health investments, programs and stakeholders in Kenya and identify existing gaps at implementation level.

    3. To assess the status and determinants of availability, access, coverage and quality of key child health interventions in the counties.

    4. To determine the magnitude of childhood pneumonia situation and the degree of response to the condition in the counties.

    5. To identify platforms for partnerships and advocacy for child survival in Kenya

    Research questions

    Research question


    What is the status of child health in Kenya?

    Desk review

    What disparities exist in terms of key child health indicators between arid/semi arid lands, agrarian counties, and the urban poor in Kenya and where do these regions fit within the bigger picture?

    Key Informants Interviews

    Service statistics

    Who are the key players in child health specifically pneumonia in the 3 counties?

    Key Informants Interviews

    What is the availability, coverage and utilization of key child survival (child health, immunization, nutrition, WASH) interventions in the counties?


    Key Informants Interviews

    Service statistics

    What are the major challenges/barriers to coverage, utilization, access and quality of child survival interventions in the counties?

    Key Informants Interviews


    What are the major challenges/barriers to scaling up child survival interventions in the counties?

    Key Informants Interviews

    What needs to be done to improve access to, utilization, and quality of child survival interventions in the three counties?

    Key Informants Interviews

    How big a problem is childhood pneumonia in Kenya at large and the counties in particular citing the reasons for the differences?

    Key Informants Interviews, analysis of health data and desk review

    How big a problem is Nutrition and WASH as underlying factors for pneumonia?

    Key Informants Interviews, analysis of health data and desk review

    How is child pneumonia perceived among decision makers, health care providers and communities in the three counties?

    Key Informants Interviews

    What intervention (s) and strategies exist for prevention and control of child pneumonia in the three counties? Who provides the interventions, for instance who provides vaccines for pneumonia prevention? What is the availability and coverage (for instance availability and use of antibiotics and oxygen), utilization, and what is the quality of the interventions like?

    Key Informants Interviews and desk review

    What are the key barriers/challenges to pneumonia prevention and control efforts in the counties?

    Key Informants Interviews

    What needs to be done to improve coverage, utilization, access and quality of interventions against child pneumonia?

    Key Informants Interviews

    What roles do various stakeholders play in prevention and control of child pneumonia?

    Key Informants Interviews

    How can efforts of various stakeholders be strengthened to reduce mortality and morbidity from child pneumonia?

    Key Informants Interviews

    What can Save the Children do to contribute to improvements in child health in general and pneumonia prevention and control in the counties? Which areas are likely to have the highest impact? Which platforms are suitable and likely to be effective in bringing about meaningful changes through advocacy?

    Key Informants Interviews

    How well have the child survival policies and guidelines been translated into practice? What are the government commitments, in terms of budget on child survival and what is the spending?

    Key Informants Interviews

    Desk review

    Is the policy, governance and political environment supportive to the child health programme?

    Key Informants Interviews, desk review


    Mixed methods approach will be used to conduct the assessment including qualitative and quantitative as well as desk review. Consultant will be expected to present the details of the methodology in the inception report and refine this in collaboration with the Head of Health and Nutrition and Head of MEAL. The methodology should be able to clearly answer each of the specific objectives and should specify mechanisms to avoid bias. Generally, the following methods will be used;

    Desk review

    The desk review will include review of the following;

    a. Policy framework documents available for pneumonia/child health situation in Kenya,

    b. Strategies for prevention of pneumonia,

    c. Existing investments and strategies for child health;

    d. Stakeholder mapping;

    e. How policies have been translated to programs.

    f. The consultant will explore all available literature including grey literature.

    Quantitative methods will include exploring;

    a. Service statistics from the health management information systems,

    b. Service readiness assessment at both facility and community levels.

    Qualitative methods will include;

    a. Focus Group Discussions with women/mothers of children below 5 years to identify barriers to accessing care, perceptions about pneumonia and availability as well as utilization and quality of child health interventions in the areas.

    b. Key Informants- with national and county MoH individuals as well as individuals from the NGO sector who have a significant role in child health in the target areas. These would be individuals that have a role in the sectors like WASH, newborn health and nutrition.

    Data collection and analysis will be iterative process with analysis being undertaken as data is collected, and additional data collected based on findings. Analysis should be done at county level to draw county specific conclusions. Thematic analysis will be used to make sense of the data and triangulation of findings will be carried out to ensure solid evidence is presented to support the conclusions drawn. Part of the desk review will be conducted and presented in the inception report; this will inform the design of data collection tools as well as the study participants. The analysis matrix with details of number of interviews will be developed during inception meeting with consultant.

    Sampling strategy

    The three counties have been selected based on their representativeness of the different geographic, socio demographic, and socio cultural variations within the country. Five sub counties will be randomly selected for the assessment 2 in Bungoma, 1 in Wajir and 3 in Nairobi representing the differences identified above.

    Scope of work: The assessment will cover Wajir, Bungoma and Nairobi to explore differences in arid/semi arid lands, agrarian, and urban poor; and will cover all aspects of child health and newborn health, butrition as well as WASH and how these would affect child heatlh and pneumonia situation in general. Other areas to be explored include advocacy efforts for child health, quality of care and translation of policy into program.


    a. Inception report

    b. Draft assessment report

    c. Final assessment report (template will be shared)

    d. Data sets

    • Quantitative data- SPSS/Stata or Excel

    • Qualitative data – transcribed datasets

    e. PowerPoint presentation, summarizing the key findings from the evaluation submitted together with the final report on SC standard template to be shared.

    f. Summary sheet with key findings and recommendations

    Administrative and or logistical support

    The duration of the assignment is 6weeks after signing of contract. Days are inclusive of travelling, fieldwork and reporting. The evaluation is expected to take place from 1st September to 30thOctober 2018. In support to the consultant(s) to undertake the assignment, Save the Children will:

    · Provide transport and accommodation during the field work

    · Cover for the consultant’s air tickets on economy class to relevant field sites, accommodation on bed and breakfast plus airport transfers in the field. All other costs shall be borne directly by the consultant.

    Payment schedule- according to SCI standard guidance

    The consultant is advised to submit an itemized budget with realistic daily rates for the assignment based on the understanding of the assignment and the current market rates. Where need be, Save the Children will engage the consultant to an agreeable daily rate. Remuneration will be based on submission of deliverables that are satisfactory to Save the Children as agreed upon after discussion with Save the Children in the inception meeting. The payments will only be made when the deliverables have been assessed by the Save the Children team and deemed to be of acceptable quality and official sign off by the health technical specialist provided. Taxation laws for Kenya will apply on the overall consultancy fee.

    The following payments will be paid to the consultant using an agreed mode of payment.

    • After approval of inception report: 30%

    • After approval of Final Report: 70%

    Qualifications of the consultant

    · Qualification in MBCHB or nurse/clinician with post graduate qualification in Public Health or other related disciplines;

    · Technical child health and pneumonia experience;

    · Experience working with Kenya national Ministry of Health especially on policy change;

    · Proven experience of undertaking health research with outstanding skills in qualitative and quantitative research and data analysis.

    · Ability to draw empirically strong and valid policy conclusions and recommendations.

    · Excellent communication and report writing skills.

    Child safeguarding

    The consultant will be working on behalf of Save the Children, therefore he/she will be required to sign and adhere to the Child Safeguarding Policy and ethical guidelines. Note that background checks will be undertaken on all applicants.

    Intellectual property

    The title rights, copyrights and all other rights of whatever nature in any materials used or generated under the provisions of this consultancy will exclusively be vested with Save the Children Kenya country office. All products developed under this consultancy belong to the project exclusively, guided by the rules of the grant contract. Under no circumstances will the consultant use the information of this study for publication or dissemination without official prior permission (in writing) from Save the Children Kenya.

    Submitting expressions of interest

    To obtain Expression of Interest template “EIO”, copy link on browser https://kenya.savethechildren.net/contact-us/tenders

    Duly filled template should be emailed to kenya.logisticsbidding@savethechildren.org with subject line indicating “Consultant to undertake pneumonia assessment in Kenya, Wajir and Mandera”

    Applications close on Monday 3rd September 2018.

    Only shortlisted individuals/firms will be contacted for interview

    How to apply:

    Submitting expressions of interest

    To obtain Expression of Interest template “EIO”, copy link on browser https://kenya.savethechildren.net/contact-us/tenders

    Duly filled template should be emailed to kenya.logisticsbidding@savethechildren.org with subject line indicating “Consultant to undertake pneumonia assessment in Kenya, Wajir and Mandera”

    Applications close on Monday 3rd September 2018.

    Only shortlisted individuals/firms will contacted for interview

    Kenya: Consultant to conduct a Baseline Assessment on governance and livelihood for Youth with Disabilities in Siaya County

    Organization: Action Network for the Disabled
    Country: Kenya
    Closing date: 29 Aug 2018

    A baseline assessment will be conducted within Siaya county on disability and employment with a main focus on collecting and analyzing reliable and existing information across Siaya’s sub counties; Groups of persons with disabilities (DPG) will be used in the collection of the data and enhancing their capacities to use the data for advocacy; and linking social protection schemes with employment policies and strategies. The consultant will work with the county government in Siaya County, County statistics offices, DPGs, in inclusive and disaggregated data collection.

    Data collected will be key to learn about the socioeconomic situation of persons with disabilities, and the barriers they face, including the specific barriers faced by youth and women with disabilities. The results of the baseline assessment will be used to inform the implementers, the donor and the involved stakeholders about the level of needed intervention and to enable an evidence based adjustment of the action if considered justified. The assessment will also be in ensuring the baseline information will be used in the project design and in benchmarking the project’s success or failure hence a need to provide specific data.

    Analysis of the findings and a conclusion will provide the following: Determine the key barriers and enablers to access, uptake of employment opportunities among youth with disabilities.

    Bridging the traditional concerns of politics and economics within youth with disabilities in Siaya County and how power and resources are distributed and contested including the implications it has for development.

    · Determine current levels of knowledge, attitude and practice towards improving of economic levels among youth with disabilities within Siaya County and the contribution of policies on the same.
    Determine the capacity of the County policies and formal response systems (including public, private, civil society organizations and community initiatives) to provide employment opportunities as well as increase economic levels among youth with disabilities and the various platforms they have laid out in Siaya so as to ensure Persons with Disabilities are targeted

    • Time-frame The assignment is expected to commence starting September 7th 2018 and is expected to take a maximum of 21 days, which includes desk-review, preparation, and implementation, report-writing

    How to apply:

    Mode of Application

    All applicants should include the following:

    1. Cover letter

    2. Technical proposal: The technical proposal should include

    a) brief explanation about the consultant with particular emphasis on previous experience in this kind of work b) Understanding of TOR and the task to be accomplished c)proposed methodology and d)draft work/implementation plan

    1. Copies of similar assessment done by the applicant.

    2. A written indicative submission on understanding of ToR, Methodolody / approach the consultant will use; time and time-bound activity schedule, financial issues (budget, number of people he/she will hire, costs per activity line – people, logistics etc)

    3. References 6. Resume; Applications with non-returnable CVs, testimonials and 2 samples of previous work related to this assignment (baseline survey reports) should be submitted on or before 29th August 2018: 5:00 pm via email to jobs@andy.or.ke

    Kenya: 1. Program Manager (Reference Number: 01/CHS/PM/2018 (1 Position)

    Organization: Centre for Health Solutions – Kenya
    Country: Kenya
    Closing date: 16 Aug 2018

    Centre for Health Solutions – Kenya (CHS) is an indigenous, not-for-profit organisation that utilises local expertise and strategic partnerships to ensure the implementation of evidence informed solutions and interventions to address existing and emerging public health concerns.

    CHS is currently sourcing for a high calibre, self-motivated and dynamic individual to fill the position of Program Manager – HIV Prevention (Key Populations) in its Key Population Project. This project will support the provision of high quality HIV prevention and treatment services targeting sex workers, Men who have sex with men (MSM) and Female Sex Workers (FSW) in Machakos and Kitui Counties.


    Reporting to the Program Director – Naishi Project the Program Manager will provide overall strategy for CHS-Naishi’s support for HIV prevention activities to ensure that the goals and objectives of the program’s prevention activities are achieved with a special focus on Key Populations. The position will provide oversight, technical assistance and capacity building. The position holder will be the in-house expert for mainstreaming and integrating key population needs in all HIV/AIDS services across most health facilities supported by the program through mentorship of prevention officers on the implementation of an efficient and effective program.

    Key Responsibilities

    1. Provide strategy for the provision of HIV prevention messaging and counselling services to key populations including HIV testing services as per the national guidelines coordinate assessments, site strengthening, follow-up and supervision of integrated HIV prevention and treatment services for key, priority and other at-risk populations
    2. Establish systems to ensure KP programs function as per the national guidelines, periodically monitor KP risk behaviour patterns and provide feedback for programmatic adjustments where necessary.
    3. Supervise the work of prevention officers in KP targeted peer-led and hotspot based outreach, providing technical and managerial guidance for conducting their work efficiently.
    4. Conduct monthly reflection and review meetings with the field officers
    5. Undertake specific capacity building initiatives for prevention officers.
    6. Oversee data review and DDIU activities for HTS and services to KPs, monitor the core KPs program indicators and provide feedback to respective County Health Management Team, NASCOP KP program and funding agency.
    7. Organize and coordinate journal review meetings and CMES for technical staff. Provide regular updates to the line manager on KP programs
    8. Represent the organization in various technical and other working groups established.
    9. Contribute to the program executive management team.
    10. Lead KP program stakeholders’ engagement initiatives on behalf of the organization
    11. Perform any other relevant duties/assignments that may be assigned from time to time.

    Person Specifications

    1. A degree in public health, nursing, social science, behavioural sciences or other related fields required. A clinical credential such as MD, nursing degree, and/or experience working in clinical settings will be an added advantage.
    2. Minimum five (5) years working experience in HIV&AIDS programs with at least three (3) years working in combination prevention of HIV and STI transmission
    3. Minimum of four (4) years working experience on issues relating to HIV programming for Key Populations (SW, MSM, and PWID) within developing country settings required.
    4. Demonstrated knowledge of gender inequalities, stigma, economic barriers, discrimination and the legal rights and status of key populations in Kenya
    5. Ability to coach, mentor and develop technical capacity in national programs and technical staff.
    6. Strong public health and strategic thinking background showing resourcefulness, initiative, leadership qualities, skills to deal with difficult situations and sensitive areas
    7. Demonstrated ability to identify, assess, analyze, synthesize and provide recommendations on key political and technical issues.
    8. Strong writing skills.
    9. Experience and competence in public health evaluation, including working with data sets and more than average data analysis capabilities.

    Other Qualifications

    1. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
    2. Ability to handle multiple priorities and a team leader.
    3. Excellent analytical and presentation skills
    4. Innovative with a high degree of initiative

    How to apply:

    Interested applicants are invited to email their applications and detailed CV with contact details of three referees to vacancies@chskenya.org clearly indicating the subject title as Program Manager – HIV Prevention (Key Population): 01/CHS/PM/2018, by Thursday, August 16, 2018 by 5.00PM

    Centre for Health Solutions-Kenya is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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

    Kenya: Project Officer- Education & Protection ( Short contract based in Orwa)

    Organization: World Vision
    Country: Kenya
    Closing date: 06 Aug 2018

    World Vision Kenya

    Purpose of the position:

    To ensure the successful implementation and monitoring of the education and protection project ensuring gender and disability integration for improved wellbeing of children.

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

    Major Responsibilities:

    Project design, Planning and Implementation 30%

    • Provide effective, innovative and technical leadership in the education & protection (gender, child protection, disability) project management
    • Ensure sector programming with a focus on the Most Vulnerable Children (MVC) from the ADP community
    • Design appropriate strategies (specific sector interventions) that prioritize needy areas
    • Collaborate with relevant line ministries to implement education, gender, child protection and disability interventions within the ADP
    • Contextualize and adopt the national education, gender, child protection, and disability technical guidelines /designs at the ADP level
    • Ensure documentation of ADP education and protection (gender, child protection, disability) gaps, interventions and impacts
    • Ensure accurate and quality education and protection (gender, child protection, disability) PDDs
    • Develop quality education and protection (gender, child protection, and disability) project AoP’s and 4D matrix
    • Lead in timely mobilization and effective communication with communities and stakeholders during baselines, evaluations and other relevant education and protection (gender, child protection and disability) programming activities
    • Ensure equity in education and protection (gender, child protection, disability) by focusing on the Most Vulnerable Ensure effective integration of peace building and environment themes including appropriate linkage with other sector priorities
    • Provide technical guidance in enhancement of literacy skills for the targeted girls and boys including development of locally made reading materials.
    • Ensure gender responsiveness in all interventions including anti FGM campaigns, Alternative Rights Passage and End Violence Against Children
    • Ensure equity in education and protection by focusing on the Most Vulnerable Children (MVC) and particularly girls and boys.

    Quality Assurance – Monitoring, Reporting and Documentation 25%

    · Engage relevant education, gender, child protection and disability community leaders and partners in planning and monitoring activities

    · Ensure alignment of all education and protection DME activities with the stipulated DME standards

    · Guide the education, gender, child protection, disability, community leaders and other partners in monitoring education progress on a scheduled basis

    · Analyze, share and appropriately utilize the education and protection ( gender, child protection, disability) information gathered in all ADP monitoring activities

    · Facilitate regular reflection meetings to ensure action on all issues from the monitoring reports.

    · Develop quality education and protection (gender, child protection, disability) reports whether Annual, Semi-annul or Monthly Management Reports in line with WV reporting guidelines.

    · Identify best practices in education and protection at the ADP for documentation

    · Facilitate the community in identification and responding to quality education and protection (gender, child protection, disability) needs

    · Ensure effective integration of education and protection (gender, child protection, disability) interventions with other projects in the program.

    Enhanced Empowerment & Capacity building 10%

    • Mobilize community members and facilitate empowerment programmes for ownership and sustainability of the education and protection( gender, child protection, disability) project activities
    • Build capacity of communities and partners on integration for synergy & community based monitoring for sustainability of education and protection interventions
    • Establish specific capacity building mechanisms for effective delivery & sustainability of project interventions
    • Build the capacity of education and protection partners (e.g PTAs,BoMs, CBOs, AACs) to enable them effectively intervene in education & Child Protection.
    • Take a lead in building ADP staff and community capacities in education & protection through trainings and other information sharing avenues to handle project activities effectively
    • Together with partners, conduct regular reflection and learning events
    • Facilitate mentorship, lifeskills and peer programme for boys and girls and especially the rescued girls
    • Facilitate Empowerment of girls, and women in the focus AP in order to break the cycle of poverty and discrimination.
    • Spiritual nurture of children – partners & institutions
    • Engage, empower and equip staff and partners to implement spiritual nurture of children and youth
    • Mobilise and empower the Church and other faith groups to implement Channels of Hope on Child Protection & gender.
    • Mobilise and empower the Church, other faith groups and Community based organization to integrate empowered World development in education & protection interventions

    Advocacy, Engagement, Networking and Partnerships 10%

    · Gather and provide quality feedback and data to be used to develop technical papers and recommendations on key issues for external engagement with decision makers

    · Establish and sustain working relationships with Government Departments and Agencies relevant to the programme’s focus area at the Ward, Sub County and County levels

    · Participate in the Annual County Government’s Planning and Budgeting process and influence resource allocation to the priority needs of the most vulnerable groups within the Programme Area

    · Ensure that Program participants and partners are kept informed of all the Government laws and policies in respect to the Technical Program being implemented and any changes to government laws, policies and budgets

    · Work with partners and coalitions to engage in advocacy activities with the government structures at the County level, to address the needs of local communities and inform national level advocacy initiatives

    · Work with community groups to utilize advocacy approaches such as Citizen Voice and Action (CVA) and Child Protection Advocacy (CPA) to enable service users and local partners to engage directly with local government service providers to improve the quality of government services for children and to generate information and evidence for use in national level advocacy work.

    · Ensure effective mobilisation of community groups, youth and children, empowering them to hold their governments to account

    · Support communities groups, youth and children to engage constructively with duty bearers and

    Resource Acquisition 10%

    • Provide information to inform fund raising initiatives for education, gender, child protection and disability at all levels
    • Develop timely and accurate funding proposals in line with donor requirements and WVK standards in collaboration with ADP Manager and other sector specialists
    • Mobilize the community for community contribution for project interventions

    Sponsorship Management 10%

    • Ensuring Integrated Sponsorship monitoring

    · Participate in Child Sponsorship Management

    · Ensure appropriate programming for child wellbeing issues reflected in SingleSTEP

    Others 5%

    • Effectively manage other assignments as may be delegated to you by the supervisor from time to time.

    Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

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

    · Minimum Bachelor’s degree in education, early childhood development, and special needs education or their or equivalent.

    · Minimum of two years working experience in education sector initiatives at community level

    · Experience in Advocacy, Child Rights and/or Community Development with strong partnership with GoK ministries and Churches

    Other Competencies/Attributes

    · Attend and participate in the leadership of daily devotions.

    · Ability to take initiatives, team player who is able to work with minimum supervision

    · Good computer skills in MS office (Excel, word, PowerPoint etc)

    · Familiar with current education and protection sector programming

    How to apply:

    For more information on the job and application procedure, please visit: http://careers.wvi.org/job-opportunities-in-africa and submit your online application including a detailed CV, current and expected salary, with names of three referees. Application deadline is August 6, 2018 at midnight. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted**.**

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

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