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Kenya: Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning Intern

Organization: Trócaire
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 27 Aug 2018

Trócaire envisages a just world where people’s dignity is ensured, where rights are respected and basic needs are met, where there is equity in the sharing of resources and where people are free to be the authors of their own development.

Trócaire is the official development agency of the Catholic Church in Ireland and has been working in Kenya for over thirty years. Currently Trócaire operates in informal settlements of Nairobi and Nakuru and in the ASAL Counties of Turkana, Baringo, Tharaka Nithi, Embu and Kitui and is implementing work in three key programme areas: Resilience and Humanitarian; Women’s Empowerment; Accountable Governance and Resource Rights.

Trocaire is recruiting a MEAL Intern to provide support to the MEAL manager in ensuring quality of programme and project design, implementation, reporting, learning and communication for Trócaire Kenya.

The MEAL intern will work under the guidance and supervision of the MEAL Manager.

The key roles and responsibility of the intern will be:

· Assist Programme Managers and partners in developing monitoring and evaluation systems, plans, methodologies and tools that capture relevant quantitative and qualitative data on project and programme results and impact.

· Assist Programme Managers and partners in the implementation of MEAL plans and tools.

· Assist Programme Managers in the compilation of Annual Programme Reviews and updated results frameworks

· Contribute to building staff and partner capacity on results-oriented programming, data collection, analysis and management

· Support the tracking of status of accomplishment of deliverables, based on set project/programme targets.

· Support the validation of data in all reporting templates monthly for all programmes

· Work with partners to ensure that numbers are captured e.g. targeting criteria (during mobilisation and field activities etc)

· Ensure that M &E tools are being used capture diversified info – gender, disability etc

· Ensure that project data is fed into databases (Kobo and Excel) accurately and according to a data calendar within deadlines.

· Perform rigorous data cleaning and field-level error reconciliations (Data Quality checks), jointly with the program team to ensure that the data sitting in the program data base is of integrity

· Participate in data reviews and narrative report reviews at multiple levels (partner, community and Trocaire).

·**Qualifications, Attributes and Other requirements specific to the role**

· Graduate degree in a directly related field, e.g. development studies, project management, operational research, statistics etc.

· At least 1 years’ experience working in the development sector, MEAL/programme management role.

Skills and Experience

· Knowledge of the principles and current approaches to MEAL, using both quantitative and qualitative methods, in all stages of programme cycle management.

· A good understanding of Ms Excel, Ms word, and other data management and reporting software.

Experience of designing and use of digital data collection systems is an advantage

· Demonstrated understanding and ability to work with and strengthen capacity of local partner organisations.

· Good understanding of institutional donor contract management

· Excellent knowledge of the key issues and trends in the development sector as a whole, especially as they pertain to Kenya.

· Strong data collection, analytical and reporting skills

· Ability to work both independently and in a team.

· Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and Kiswahili

· Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and oral

·**Qualities**

· A sensitive and patient approach to advising and mentoring of partners

· Dynamic and willing to take initiative

· A team player but also willing and able to work with minimal supervision

· Capacity to be flexible and adaptable to changing contexts and priorities

· Empathy with and commitment to the principles of Catholic social teaching. ·

Experience of working with marginalised rural and urban communities.

How to apply:

For detailed Job Description, requirements and details of the positions, interested applicants should visit and apply through https://trocaire.workable.com/ by 23rd August 2018 .Prospective applicants must be committed to safeguarding children and adults against all forms of exploitation and abuse by signing Trócaire’s Safeguarding Policy.

Kenya: TOR DOCUMENTATION OF SUCCESS STORIES FOR THE PHASE I OF PEACE, SECURITY AND STABILITY PROGRAM-ACT-PC-14-2018

Organization: Act Change Transform
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 20 Aug 2018

1.0 Background

Act Change Transform (Act!) is a not-for profit non-governmental organization that was established in Kenya in September 2001 and registered under the provisions of Non-Governmental Organizations Coordination Act of 1990. With an organizational vision of empowered communities living productive lives in dignity, Act! focuses on building the capacity of individuals and communities, thus empowering them to get involved in the decisions and management of their own development.

Act! approaches its development work through three broad programmatic areas namely; Peace Building and Conflict Transformation, Democracy and Human Rights and Environment and Natural Resources Management.

Since 2016, Act! has been implementing the Peace, Security and Stability (PSS) Program with support from the Royal Danish Embassy in Nairobi. The 5-year program (2016 – 2020) integrates programming that seeks to address the root causes of Conflict and Violent Extremism (CVE) in Kenya. Key to this is the collaboration between communities at risk and government (county and national) agencies; providing young people at risk with positive alternatives to enable them resist the lure of extremist groups; and building capacity of local civil society to mobilize communities against insecurity and violent extremism including political and natural resources based conflicts.

The goal of the PSS program is to support Kenya’s vision 2030 through enhanced security, peacebuilding and conflict management. For this change to happen, a key prerequisite or precondition will be improved capacity and effectiveness of civil society, government and security oversight bodies to address three persistent conflict drivers in Kenya today. Violent extremism must be effectively countered and political and natural resource conflicts must be prevented and mitigated. Act! and its sub-partners, have supported both the national and county governments to achieve this outcome through CSO capacity strengthening, technical assistance to government agencies and research on strategic conflict issues. The expected outcome of this Development Engagement is improved capacity and effectiveness of CSOs, government and security oversight bodies to counter violent extremism and prevent political and natural resource conflicts in Kenya.

It is against this background that, Act! is seeking to engage the services of a qualified and experienced consultant to document success stories that will highlight key results, innovative interventions, successes, lessons learned and challenges as well as future strategic direction of the program.

2.0 Overall Objective

The overall objective of the assignment is to document innovative CVE and conflict mitigation approaches, success stories and lessons that provide a clear, in-depth cases and compelling narratives on the efforts by the various actors supported by Act! so far with a focus on results achieved, applicable strategies and challenges faced in the implementation of the program and identify lessons learned and best practices for potential scalability of the program.

Specifically, the success/impact stories will highlight the following;

  • The impact of the program in addressing conflicts and violent extremism in the target counties.
  • The changes / outcomes that have occurred in the first phase of program implementation period in Kenya.
  • The capacity and effectiveness of CSOs and government security agencies in responding to conflicts and violent extremism in Kenya.
  • The role of women in fostering peace and security at the grassroots level, and how conflicts have impacted their livelihoods.
  • The effectiveness of traditional mechanisms to resolve conflicts (Alternative Dispute Resolutions-ADR).
  • Constructive engagement of the youth in promoting safe and peaceful communities in Kenya.
  • The effectiveness of early warning, early response mechanisms to identify and respond to incidents and warning signs of political conflicts, violent extremism and radicalization in select counties.
  • How the program used different peace actors to coordinate and respond to conflict situations in target counties.
  • The role of community peace structures including council of elders, peace committees,

nyumba kumi committees, religious leaders in fostering peace and security in Kenya.

  • The use of evidence based research to inform initiatives, policies and strategies in mitigating conflicts and violent extremism.
  • The impact of the program in promoting peaceful elections.
  • Any outstanding or innovative CVE and or conflict mitigation strategy/initiative/intervention that merits replication and scalability.

3.0 Specific tasks for the Consultancy

In order to achieve the envisaged objectives, the consultant under the overall supervision of the Communications Specialist and with the support from the program teams across the counties will:

  • Develop a compelling concept and storylines that capture the various segments of the program and at all levels of the implementation. This will involve performing desk review /literature review to understand the overall program objectives, target beneficiaries and expected results in line with the program’s theory of change.
  • Determine the exact scope of the stories; identify and develop topics and agree on target beneficiaries to be interviewed to ensure shared vision and content in line with program objectives.
  • Conduct data collection through small group discussions or key informant interviews with select program target beneficiaries and stakeholders to provide a clear and objective perspective on the impact of the program.
  • Develop tools and formats that will be used for documenting the stories to be packaged in the agreed format(s).
  • Capture high quality digital photographs that showcase the impact of the program to accompany the success stories.
  • Provide periodic updates with the Act! Communication team, MERL team and Program Manager on the proceedings of the assignment.
  • Have full control over the entire process of recording in terms of creativity, technical aspects, content, follow safe working practices and professional practice

4.0 Methodology

The exercise will involve site visits to the following counties namely; Nairobi, Mombasa, Kwale, Kilifi, West Pokot, Kisumu, Laikipia, Isiolo and Garissa where the program is being implemented. The documentation will involve situational analysis, key informant interviews with both secondary and primary beneficiaries as indicated above.

5.0 Expected Outputs and Deliverables

The consultant will deliver to Act! the following:

· Inception report with a clear methodology, time frame and final checklist and the content of story themes and topics to be documented as best practices/lessons/case stories that show the impact of the program. The inception should also include tools, work plan and detailed budget.

  • Well written stories that capture the voices from the field and that meet highest mark of editorial standards.
  • Succinct synopsis of the outstanding and innovative CVE and conflict mitigation strategies/initiatives/interventions that merit replication and scalability.
  • A photo album (maximum 20 high resolutions photos in JPEG format) of each impact stories documented and well captioned.
  • A ready to print and professionally designed final booklets (success story, innovative CVE/conflict mitigation approaches booklets and photo book) comprising of case stories and photographs. The final products should be in line with the agreed specifications and within the specified timelines.

6.0 Expertise Required and Qualification

To be eligible to apply for this role the consultant/s must;

  • Hold a degree in a relevant field: Communication, Journalism, Media studies, Fine Arts. Other team members where applicable should also hold relevant qualifications in any of these areas.
  • Demonstrate experience in undertaking similar assignments by use of samples of completed work.
  • Knowledge in conflict sensitive and gender sensitive reporting or writing.
  • Have good knowledge of multicultural aspects in Kenya, cultural nuances, gender and crosscutting issues.
  • 3-5 years of professional experience in documenting investigative and human impact stories.
  • Possess excellent communication skills-fluency in oral and written English Previous proven experience in documenting donor supported projects.
  • Clear articulation of capacity and skills, and innovative approaches to carry out the assignment; as well as ·a clear work plan and articulation of expected methodologies and outputs within the tight timeframe
  • Ability to start immediately.

7.0 Duration and timing of services

The assignment is expected to take 30 working days from the date of signing the contract.

How to apply:

8.0 Application Process

Interested and qualified applicants are required to submit a proposal interpreting this Terms of Reference elaborating the proposed methodology, a detailed work plan and budget indicating both the professional daily rates and costs for logistics/operations in Kenya Shillings. The same should be accompanied with detailed CV for the lead Consultant including summarized CVs of technical personnel if any proposed for this assignment or comparable consultancies or engagements recently completed and at least 3 work references or links of sample and related works you have successfully produced in the last 2-3 years.

The applications should be submitted electronically hr.admin@act.or.ke in PDF format with the email subject line clearly marked ‘Documentation of Success Stories for PSS Program’ and quoting the assignment’s reference number REF: ACT-PC-14-2018.

The deadline for submission of application is Monday 20th August 2018 at 12:00 noon East African Time. Only successful applicants will be contacted.

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

Note: All materials to be developed under this assignment are property of Act! and the Embassy of Denmark in Nairobi and may not be cited or reproduced under any circumstances without prior written consent of the copyright.

Kenya: Environmental Sustainability Specialist (contract)

Organization: Colleges and Institutes Canada
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 31 Aug 2018

Kenya Education for Employment Program (KEFEP)

Program Consultancy
Environmental Sustainability Specialist

Context/Background

The Kenya Education for Employment Program (KEFEP), an Education for Employment (EFE) program of Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) working in collaboration with the Kenyan Ministry of Education supports Kenya in the revitalization of the Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) system, which has historically run on low capacity and minimal interest from potential students.

KEFEP is a five-year (2016-2021) program funded by the Global Affairs Canada. The program works at the national level with the Ministry of Education and at the institutional level with the ten national polytechnics across Kenya. It also engages industry stakeholders in the identification of skills gaps, the development of relevant occupational standards and curricula, and the improvement of training facilities to improve the capacity of Kenyan institutions and agencies to implement TVET reform initiatives; increase the effectiveness of partner institutions to deliver industry-response skills training; and strengthen the quality of industry-responsive skills training programs.

KEFEP’s ultimate outcome is to provide increased economic opportunities for male and female graduates from TVET institutions in Kenya.

The three intermediate program results are:
• Improved quality and relevance of skills training programs at partner institutions
• Increased effectiveness of partner institutions in delivering accessible and gender responsive skills training programs that meet private sector needs to trainees
• Increased effectiveness of national Kenyan agencies in implementing TVET reform

Current Situation
CICan has launched the implementation phase of KEFEP and is hiring an Environmental Sustainability Specialist to support the integration of environmental sustainability considerations in all project activities to ensure that targets are being met. The Environmental Sustainability Specialist will act as the principal resource on environmental sustainability issues, practices and policies relevant to TVET. This position will largely be focused on ensuring that Kenyan and Canadian TVET institutional partners are able to fully integrate environmental sustainability concepts into curriculum development, assessment, teaching and learning. The position is focused on supporting education and training and is less focused on environmental sustainability practices. It therefore requires a high degree of familiarity with TVET and educational concepts.

Consultancy Title
Environmental Sustainability Specialist

Level of Effort
30 days

Duration
September 1, 2018 to March 31, 2018, renewable for subsequent years

Consultant Fee
To be provided by the applicant

Location
The Environmental Sustainability Specialist will be based in Nairobi, Kenya.

Proposed Work Plan
This consultancy is in support of the integration of environmental sustainability considerations in program activities supporting the implementation of KEFEP.

Specifically, the consultant will work with the KEFEP team to:

• Review the current environmental sustainability strategy in the design document and suggest any necessary changes for Annual Work Plans.
• Guide/Oversee/Develop and coordinate the continuous improvement of KEFEP’s environmental sustainability approach and tools.
• Keep abreast of current global trends, developments and innovations in environmental sustainability and related fields (i.e. renewable energy, climate change, etc.).
• Identify and articulate key global and Kenyan environmental sustainability issues as they relate to the TVET sector.
• Collaborate with program and Canadian college staff to ensure environmental sustainability work is integrated throughout KEFEP, including planning, project/program design and implementation, and organizational learning.
• Ensure integration of environmental sustainability in project design through the development and use of appropriate monitoring and evaluation, and results-based management tools (i.e. Logic Model, Performance Measurement Framework, Risk Register)
• Oversee and participate in the development and implementation of environmental sustainability strategies in all KEFEP activities.
• Support the implementation of environmental sustainability strategies and action plans for the institutional partnerships between Kenyan and Canadian TVET institutions. In particular, the Specialist will suggest environmental sustainability approaches, content and strategies for inclusion in teacher training, leadership and management training, curriculum development for new and renewed TVET programming, and marketing programs.
• Oversee and participate collaboratively in the development and implementation of environmental sustainability programming, including work planning, reporting, and capturing lessons learned/best practices.
• Provide input into program budget planning for environmental sustainability activities.
• Provide technical assistance, including training and advice, for staff, consultants, and project partners, including government institutions, non-governmental organizations, academic institutions, civil society organizations, and private sector partners as needed.
• Develop guidelines for Canadian partners on environmental sustainability issues and suggestions on how they can integrate these in teacher training and teaching materials.
• Contribute to, and participate in, the development of an KEFEP green policy and a “green college” strategy. This will include liaising with the KEFEP-08 team which is working on Greening TVET initiatives.
• Contribute to the development of KEFEP’s monitoring and evaluation framework and learning based management activities and provide feedback and assistance on ongoing monitoring activities.
• Contribute to the development of KEFEP communication materials, including web-based and print media.

Deliverables
• Annual consultant workplan
• Review and comments on KEFEP Program Implementation Plan including Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change Strategy and Performance Measurement Framework
• Review of KEFEP institutional partner environmental sustainability action plans
• Support to institutional partnerships and national consultancies in the implementation of environmental sustainability concepts in teacher training, curriculum development and leadership and management training
• Delivery of training sessions to KEFEP institutional partners on environmental sustainability concepts, as needed
• Review and input into semi-annual reports, annual reports and annual workplans

Reporting
The Consultant will work under the direction of the Director, Caribbean and Anglophone Africa, CICan or their designate. The Consultant is expected to work with a high degree of independence and autonomy.

Qualifications
• At least Bachelor’s Degree in a related subject area.
• At least eight (8) years of progressively responsible professional experience working on environmental sustainability programming in development settings.
• Familiar with development programming and working with inter-governmental organizations.
• Practical knowledge of results-based management (RBM) approach.
• Proven experience combining formal expertise on environmental sustainability with experience of applying these concretely to specific development sectors, plans, policies and business processes.
• Strong written and verbal communication skills.
• Strong problem-solving and adaptability/flexibility capabilities.
• Fluency in English and Swahili
• Good knowledge of TVET or the higher education sector is highly desirable, in particular an understanding of integrating environmental sustainability concepts into curriculum, teaching and learning.
• Knowledge of the energy and/or agriculture sectors is a strong asset.

How to apply:

Interested candidates should submit a CV, three references, contact details and a proposed fully inclusive daily rate in Kenya Shillings by 31 August 2018 to mschmidt@collegesinstitutes.ca with the subject line: Application: KEFEP ES Specialist. Documents should be submitted as one PDF file not exceeding 5 pages. Phone calls or in-person visits will not be accepted.

Kenya: Consultancy Service: Assessment of Integrity Action’s Partnership with NORAD-funded Partners

Organization: Integrity Action
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 23 Aug 2018

Background

Integrity Action enables citizens to improve the delivery of essential services, infrastructure projects and humanitarian aid in some of the world’s most challenging environments.

We do this through the promotion of integrity. We believe that, rather than top-down finger pointing, the bottom-up promotion of integrity creates an environment where corruption and mismanagement are simply not tolerated.

What do we mean by integrity? It’s a combination of being accountable for one’s actions, being competent in one’s job, and behaving ethically – all without corruption. It can more easily be captured as: “doing the right thing, even when no one is watching.”

Our approach has three core elements:

· Monitoring: citizens monitor the delivery of essential services and projects in their own community – such as schools, clinics, or new roads.

· Technology: these community monitors use our easy-to-use and award winning mobile app DevelopmentCheck (www.developmentcheck.org)). Whatever monitors find is displayed openly and promptly on the DevelopmentCheck website. This lets anyone see how services and projects are performing.

· Solutions: when monitors find problems, they bring stakeholders together to find solutions. When problems are fixed it can have a real impact on the ground.

One of our current programmes, funded by NORAD, is SHINE (Students acting for Honesty, Integrity and Equality) which aims to establish 550 Integrity Clubs in secondary schools in Nepal, OT Palestine, Afghanistan, Kenya and DR Congo through ten local, grassroots organisations. This project aims to achieve a stronger civil society in all five countries strengthening their ability and capacity to fight corruption in the education sector and introduce and/or develop transparency measures. In an Integrity Club, students aged 14-19 come together to discuss integrity, how a lack of integrity impacts on their community, and how any effort to uphold integrity must be inclusive. Students also put their learning into practice by acting as community monitors. They monitor projects and services in their community, including their own schools, using our technology tool Development Check (https://www.developmentcheck.org/). Part of their role as monitors is to bring stakeholders together and find solutions to any problems they find – in this way, monitoring has a real impact, and can help ensure that public services, including schools, function better and serve the needs of everyone.

Under the SHINE project, since October 2017, Integrity Action has been working with seven organisations across DR Congo, Nepal, Palestine, Afghanistan and Kenya. Three additional organisations are currently going through a due diligence process which we hope to finalise by September 2018.

Project aims

Integrity Action is hosting a Partner Workshop for all ten NORAD-funded partners from Wednesday 19th – Sunday 23rd September 2018 in Ukunda, Kenya. We will spend four days together looking back over the previous year, sharing lessons learnt and looking forwards to the coming year and planning. The last day of the Workshop will be attended by the consultant and the partners but no members of Integrity Action. We hope that the absence of Integrity Action staff on this final day will lead to honest and open conversations between partners and the consultant. Integrity Action would like an external consultant to evaluate our partnership at the individual, organisational and operational level with NORAD-funded partners with a particular focus on these three areas:

1. Partnership with Integrity Action

· Communication – How well do we communicate? How clearly do we communicate? Are we communicating enough or too much? Are the ways we choose to communicate, for example, Skype and email enough?

· Timeliness of instalments

· Reporting timings and templates

· General challenges in partnership with Integrity Action

· General successes in partnership with Integrity Action

· Management of the partnership – Do partners feel they have a good relationship with partnership managers at Integrity Action?

· Openness and honesty in the partnership · Suggestions for future partnerships

2. Integrity Action’s Approach (please see the website for more information on the following
https://integrityaction.org/)

· Development Check

· Community Integrity Building (CIB) · GESI Strategy

3. Feedback from Integrity Club Members

· What works well?

· What doesn’t work well?

· What could be improved?

· How supported do you feel?

· How safe do you feel when you are monitoring?

We expect the consultant to use creative and innovative ways of delving into these three main areas. Integrity Action’s Partnership and Approach can be done through participatory exercises during the workshop. Feedback from Integrity Club Members will need to be assessed before the Workshop and any findings compiled and analysed.

We want partners to feel safe to share how they really feel about their partnership with Integrity Action and that any information to come out of the session won’t lead to an abrupt end to the partnership. Therefore, it is important to highlight that any personal stories, data and information collected during the Workshop be kept confidential. The consultant will develop a report with action points for Integrity Action but no names will be shared. We, as a partnership organisation, want to strengthen the way we do partnership and therefore will take any feedback from this session very seriously.

Scope of the Consultancy

The consultant will take the lead in:

  1. Preparing creative, participatory sessions for the last day of the Partner Workshop in September 2018 (Sunday 23rd)

  2. Preparing and sending out interview questions for Integrity Club members to complete anonymously

  3. Receiving any feedback from both Integrity Club members and partners and developing a report with action points for Integrity Action

  4. We ask that the consultant attend the Partner Workshop to ensure a proper understanding of Integrity Action and to build relationships with our partners in the lead up to the final day

The consultancy will take place in Ukunda, Kenya.

Due to limited funding, Integrity Action is looking for consultants who are based in Kenya. We will not be able to cover the costs of international travel.

Activities and Results

  1. Detailed plan of implementation developed (including timeline, sign offs etc.) – 1 day in August

  2. Preparation for Workshop – 1 day at the beginning of September

  3. Preparation for Integrity Club members survey – 1 day in August

  4. Attendance at Partner Workshop – 3 days – 19th -23rd September

  5. Leading last day of Partner Workshop – 1 day on 23rd September

  6. Collating findings and delivering a report for Integrity Action – 2 days – 5th-6th October

Lines of communication

The consultant will be managed by Integrity Action’s Partnerships and Training Manager.

If you have any questions on the Consultancy, please don’t hesitate to contact angela.richardson@integrityaction.org

Experience and qualifications

· Previous experience and successful track record in leading participatory workshops

· Experience in providing guidance and/or recommendations on establishing high quality partnerships

· Previous experience in developing anonymous surveys and analysing and collating information into a report

· Flexibility to adapt to any subsequent changes in the terms of reference

· Willingness and ability to travel to Ukunda, Kenya

· Excellent English and French and/or Swahili speaking skills (two partners from DR Congo); excellent written English

How to apply:

To apply, please send the following to angela.richardson@integrityaction.org by COB Thursday 23rd August:

  • your CV

  • a proposal (max 4 pages) which explains your interest and motivations for applying, your relevant previous experience, key activities to be done, and a detailed financial offer

  • you may also send examples of previous relevant works, if they are available

Kenya: REGIONAL HEAD OF STRATEGY AND INNOVATION

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

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

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

Overall Objective:

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

Key Responsibilities:

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

Required Qualifications and Experience:

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

How to apply:

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

NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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

Kenya: Technical Regional Coordinator – UGANDA or KENYA

Organization: Handicap International – Humanity & Inclusion
Country: Kenya, Uganda
Closing date: 30 Aug 2018

Outraged by the injustice faced by people with disabilities and vulnerable populations, we aspire to a world of solidarity and inclusion, enriched by our differences, where everyone can live in dignity.

Handicap International is changing his name and becomes « Humanity & Inclusion ». HI, Humanity & Inclusion is an independent and impartial aid and development organisation with no religious or political affiliations operating in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. We work alongside people with disabilities and vulnerable people to help meet their essential needs, improve their living conditions and promote respect for their dignity and fundamental rights.

For further information about the association: www.hi.org

Present in more than 55 countries, HI is composed of 2 operational directions:

  • The Direction of Humanitarian Action

  • The Direction of Development Action

JOB CONTEXT :

The Women’s Integrated Sexual Health (WISH) programme is a commercial contract from DFID, to be implemented across Africa and Asia. It provides a comprehensive package of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) , with a primary focus on increasing the number of additional Family Planning (FP) users according to the FP2020 definition, alongside reducing maternal mortality and improving access to safe abortion.

The Women’s Integrated Sexual Health (Lot) 2 Access, Choice, Together, Innovation and Ownership, Now ( WISH2ACTION Consortium ) brings together five internationally recognized leading organizations in their field, along with 11 IPPF Member Associations to deliver the WISH programme in the target areas of intervention.

YOUR MISSION:

Humanity& Inclusion is seeking an experienced candidate for a disability inclusive Reproductive Health (RH) / Family planning (FP) technical manager position to provide RH/FP.

You are a recognized leader in family planning? You have strong technical skills in FP/RH including on disability inclusive SRHR, strong project management skills, and prior experience working with staff and stakeholders across multiple countries?

This position might be good for you!

In this framework, you are responsible for:

· Strategic Technical Leadership on disability inclusive RH/FP

· Program management

· Coordination between countries

· Technical communication, Advocacy and policy influence

YOUR PROFILE :

· You hold a Master’s degree in Public Health, nursing, midwifery or any relevant field

· An academic training or specialization in Family Planning /Reproductive Health is preferred

· You have at least 8 years of experience of progressively responsible work experience required, in senior project management role of FP/RH projects with similar scope

· You have a proven experience on Sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), disability inclusive health focusing on excluding groups vulnerable people and/or persons with disabilities

· You have strong analysis and synthesis skills

· You have the ability to work under pressure and with tight deadlines

· A previous relevant experience on Disability, Gender and Age is desired

· You have a special ease at collaborative work and you like participatory approach

· You show a positive and constructive personality

· You master advanced writing capacities in English

CONDITIONS:

· Starting date : September; 15th 2018

· Length of the contract: 2 years renewable**

· Employee status, according to experience :

  • Salary from 2757€ gross/month regarding the experience of the candidate

  • Perdiem : 450€ net/month in Kampala

  • Insurances : medical hearth coverage, retirement planning, repatriation

  • Paid holiday : 25 days per year

  • R&R : 1 day per month

· Status : position open to couples and/or families

· Housing : individual taken in charge by Handicap International

How to apply:

Only online by joining a CV and cover letter via the following link:

https://hi.profilsearch.com/recrute/fr/fo_annonce_voir.php?id=2848&idpartenaire=136

Kenya: Regional Human Resource & Staff Development Manager

Organization: HelpAge International
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 16 Aug 2018

Open to Kenyan Nationals only

HelpAge International is the secretariat to the HelpAge Global Network, which brings together a wide range of organisations and individuals working to promote the rights and meet the needs of older women and men, nationally and internationally.

Our long-term vision is to establish a global movement of strong connected age focused and older people led platforms in every country in the world. Only by collaborating together can we achieve a world in which all older people can lead dignified, active, healthy and secure lives. We aim to extend the reach and influence of the HelpAge Global Network to all those in a position to help bring about our vision for older people– including Governments, regional institutions, policy makers, development partners, the private sector, UN organisations and academic institutions.

In Africa region we will deliver this through a combination of programme, policy and communications work focused on our core themes of social protection, health and care, and humanitarian issues. HelpAge Africa Regional office seeks to recruit a Regional Human Resource and Staff Development Manager.

As part of the global HR team the regional Human Resources and Staff Development Manager will act as a strategic business partner to staff in the Regional office, Country Directors and country HR staff in the region. The post holder is responsible for all HR related matters in the region.

He/she will have significant experience in strategic human resource management at regional level, have extremely strong communication, negotiation and representational skills, be able to lead complex projects and initiatives that require multi- level stakeholder engagement and have ability to manage multiple priorities. Experience in coordinating human resource activities across countries, sound experience in staff learning and development, performance management and staff engagement are essential to this role.

How to apply:

For a full job description, person specifications for this role and instructions on how to apply, please follow this link: http://www.helpage.org//regionalhrmafrica

Kenya: Field Officer (1 Position) REF: FO-08-2018

Organization: CARE
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 10 Aug 2018

JOB SUMMARY & PURPOSE:

In consultation with the Project Coordinator, the Field Officer (FO) will oversee sensitization, recruitment and appropriate training of Community Based Resource Persons to enhance promotion of general livelihood of target households in the Graduation project. The FO will also train Community Based Resource Persons (CBRP) on financial inclusion and maintain a proper Savings Group MIS database. In addition the FO will continuously support the Community Based Facilitators to meet the project deliverables which includes training, building confidence of beneficiaries, identifying, planning and managing household income generation activities and relevant technical skill development among others.

Background

The CARE Kenya’s Graduation project has been designed to test the use of a market development approach to transitioning the very poor into sustainable livelihoods. The project seeks to deliver sequenced mix of five interventions that have been tested and proven to have positive impacts on poor households’ livelihoods. The mix of interventions combines protective measures for the short run while promoting sustainable livelihood for the future. The set of five inputs comprise of; coaching and mentoring to build self-confidence, regular cash stipend, savings forums, training on income generating opportunities and asset transfer.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND TASKS:

R1. Mobilize Community towards project activities.

  • Create awareness creation on project goal, objectives and expected outputs.
  • Facilitate development of community structures for managing the implementation of project activities.
  • Facilitate recruitment and training of Community Based Resource Persons
  • Provide continuous re-orientation and training to Community Based Resource Persons on topical areas relevant to Graduation project implementation.

R2: Training of project Participants

  • Facilitate identification and sensitization and training of participant households on areas relevant to the Graduation project.
  • Provide technical support to Community Based Facilitators and participating households on IGA selection, planning and management and guidance in facilitating linkages to market (input and output) improvement.
  • Facilitate linkage of IGA inputs and output service providers to suppliers , buyers and other relevant support
  • Facilitate institutional development of community institutions to enhance collective action and negotiation.
  • Facilitate linkage of participating HSNP beneficiaries to savings group project for training.

R3: Monitoring of Project activities and reporting

  • Facilitate joint planning and review meetings with the participating households.
  • Maintain appropriate data on project implementation as per the project monitoring and evaluation plan.
  • Compile reports as and when necessary.

R4: Management of Project Resources

  • Facilitate procurement planning of assets and inputs to ensure adequate and timely provision to participating households
  • Undertake proper maintenance and use assigned resources

CONTACTS/KEY RELATIONSHIPS (internal & external):

Internally: Sector staff

Externally: Project stakeholders-Donors, GOK, other INGOs/NGOs, private sector – especially commercial financial institutions, input suppliers, output market points and service providers.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

The Field Officer will operate from Kitui and Mwingi

QUALIFICATIONS:

Experience: At least 2 years’ field experience in livelihood development or financial inclusion and capacity building using participatory techniques.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor degree in social science or Bachelor of business/ Commerce, Community Development
  • At least 2 years work experience in Community development/ Business development/ or Livelihoods programming

Competencies

  • A grasp of socio cultural economic issues with respect to poverty, savings, and enterprise development in rural settings
  • Business Development knowledge
  • Diplomacy, tact and negotiating skills
  • Training/coaching/ Facilitation skills
  • The ability to work independently, think innovatively and strategically and work effectively within a team
  • Fluency in written and spoken English
  • Ability to speak the local language
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and deadlines
  • Knowledge of participatory approaches

Job location and Working Conditions

This position will be based in Kitui and Mwingi towns with extensive travel to the project sites within the County.

Contacts/Key Relationships Relevant County Government Ministries in Kitui County.

How to apply:

To apply, please click the link below

https://careinternationalinkenya1771152562.has-jobs.com/field-officer-ref-fo-08-2018-mwingi-north/220679/0

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

CARE is an equal opportunity employer and promotes gender equity. Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

CARE International in Kenya does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.

Qualified Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

CARE has a commitment to gender, equity and diversity in our workplace and operations. CARE respects and values diversity and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, gender identity, sexuality, ethnicity, age, disability, religion or politics. This is reflected in our recruitment decisions which are made entirely through a transparent, merit-based selection process. All CARE staffs are required to comply with the Code of Conduct, Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA) and child protection policies. CARE is committed to protecting the rights of the communities whom we serve, and therefore reserves the right to conduct background checks and other screening procedures to ensure a safe, dignified work environment.

Kenya: Capacity Development/Project Implementation Consultant

Organization: Palladium International
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 05 Aug 2018

Palladium is seeking a long-term, part-time consultant to support the work of PEMA Kenya in successfully implementing its activities from July 2018 to January 2019. The consultant will support activities related to project implementation as well as provide mentorship to PEMA Kenya for management and sustainability. Tasks:

1 Work with PEMA Kenya to support implementation of its new 2018-2020 Strategic Plan as relates to the project and to align faith engagement activities with the organizational vision and mission. 2 Working with PEMA Kenya, coordinate and implement the strategic objectives and specific activities in the project work plan. 3 Support transition of project management capacity, including development of PEMA Kenya's management, technical and operational skills. 4 Support PEMA Kenya to achieve project objectives and report on its deliverables per the timeline in its sub grant. 5 Provide mentoring and capacity development assistance to PEMA Kenya throughout the life of the consultancy. 6 Maintain close communication with Palladium's Washington, DC, staff through weekly calls and biweekly reports

Deliverables:

  • Training and workshop reports
  • Biweekly bullet reports on activities conducted
  • Final consultant report including recommendations for next steps
  • Outlines and drafts of concept notes, agendas, curriculum notes, reports, and frameworks developed
  • Briefs documenting project achievements

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Organizational Development, Development Studies, Public Health, or a related field. Master's degree preferred.
  • 5+ years in development project experience, preferably in projects related to civil society capacity development, HIV, and/or stigma and discrimination.
  • Proficiency in Swahili required;
  • Technical capacity in project monitoring and evaluation, training and facilitation, capacity development approaches, HIV, and LGBTI human rights;
  • Ability to plan and facilitate effective workshops and other events;
  • Understanding of current capacity development and knowledge transfer methodologies,
  • Strong interpersonal, writing, presentation, facilitation and organizational skills;
  • Demonstrated problem solving, analytical, financial, and evaluative skills;
  • Attention to detail and ability to effectively and efficiently perform multiple tasks and balance competing priorities often within a required timeframe;
  • Professional and mature demeanor and conduct;
  • Ability to respond and adapt quickly to changing requirements and competing demands including short deadlines;
  • Ability to take initiative and/or respond independently to situations;
  • Ability to work remotely and coordinate with staff by email, phone, and Skype;
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office;

    Experience working on gender and sexual diversity issues with faith leaders preferred.

    Estimated Project Commencement Date: August 2018.

    Please note that only successful candidates will be contacted.

    Interested parties should send apply by August 5, 2018 with the following:

  • Curriculum Vitae

  • Daily consulting rate in USD (if selected, Palladium will need to verify this rate against USG rules & regulations)

  • No more than 1-page description of your specific experience pertaining to the specified services, citing previous work with gender and sexual minorities

  • Approximate availability from August 2018 through January 2019.

    About Palladium Palladium develops and delivers solutions that create positive impact for communities, businesses, societies and economies. We transform lives and create enduring value by working with governments, corporations and non-profit organizations.

    Palladium is built on the idea that progress will be supported by four key pillars:

  • International Development

  • Strategy Execution Consulting

  • Impact Investment

  • Training and Events

How to apply:

Please follow this link to apply: http://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=U2hhZmFxLlNhZ2hpci40NTcwNi4zODMwQHBhbGxhZGl1bS5hcGxpdHJhay5jb20

Kenya: Regional Operations Team Lead – Horn & East Africa

Organization: Action Against Hunger USA
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 15 Aug 2018

Regional Operations Team Lead

Horn & East Africa

We are looking for a highly skilled, creative Regional Operations Team Lead to manage an 8 – 10 person team, execute day-to-day Regional Operations, providing high-quality on-time support/services to Country Teams, while developing a system to proactively manage and flag risks in the portfolio and identify actions required to remove bottlenecks/challenges to achieve overall organizational goals.

About us

Action Against Hunger is a global humanitarian organization that takes decisive action against the causes and effects of hunger. We save the lives of malnourished children. We ensure families can access clean water, food, training, and health care. We enable entire communities to be free from hunger. With more than 7,900 staff in 50 countries, our programs reached 14.7 million people in 2017.

About the program

Action Against Hunger has led on a number of large-scale emergency operations in the Horn & Eastern Africa since the 1980s, and continues to play a leading role in building the resilience of local communities to multiple shocks through innovative programmes, especially in fragile contexts.

The Horn & Eastern Africa Regional Office supports Action Against Hunger’s operations in the region by providing coherent, efficient and adapted support to the country offices. It also ensures better engagement with regional stakeholders to allow for enhanced exchange of knowledge and expertise with regional and country partners. Our Regional Office allows us to gain a better understanding and be more responsive to the political, social and economic complexities of the operating environment. It also ensures that decision-making is made closer to the frontlines. The regional team, based in Nairobi, Kenya, under the leadership of the Regional Director, is composed of technical and operational specialists essential for running humanitarian, resilience and development programmes. The team leads on adopting new ways of working and leverages opportunities at the regional level to enhance capacity for delivery at the community level in the countries where we operate.

You'll contribute to ending world hunger by …

overseeing the implementation of Action Against Hunger’s day-to-day Regional Operations, providing high-quality on-time support/services to Country Teams, while developing a system to proactively manage and flag risks in the portfolio and identify actions required to remove bottlenecks/challenges to achieve overall organizational goals.

Key activities in your role will include:

· Line manage an 8 – 10 person Regional team, ensuring team cohesion and motivating individuals, ensuring high quality and timeliness of services provided to Country Teams.

· Develop an integrated dashboard and meeting rhythm to monitor strategic alignment of portfolio & grant performance across all East Africa countries.

· Develop a system to receive, organize, prioritize and respond to Country Team requests in a timely and high-quality manner.

· Deploy Regional Team effectively to respond to country needs, ensuring highest priorities are fully addressed.

· Create a joint-action plan with each Country Director to address Country Coordination Team capacity gaps and risks, and specific areas of support from the Regional Team.

· Provide input to HQ teams on tools, trainings, or other support required to streamline support services and address observed systematic challenges.

About you……

· Bachelor’s degree in Social/Development/Humanitarian studies or any other related field.

· 3 – 5 years project management experience, with previous experience in the NGO sector an advantage

· Good anticipation, adaptation, planning skills, especially in changing work contexts.

· Good budgeting and grant management skills.

· Experience communicating in different cultural work environments.

· Good communicator: verbal and written.

· Highly organized, detail oriented and able to stay calm under pressure.

· Good diplomatic and negotiation skills.

· Service mindset, problem solving skills

· Strong understanding & experience of Humanitarian Principles.

· Strong understanding of and commitment to gender equity and diversity.

· Proficient in English language; knowledge of French and Arabic is an added advantage.

Our Core values.

*In this position, you are expected to demonstrate Action Against Hunger-USA-USA’s five core competencies*

Respect- we work with compassion and dedication, treating everyone the same way we expect them to treat us.

Integrity-: we believe that being honest and fair is integral to every aspect of our work; conducting our work with a spirit of sincerity, truthfulness and transparency is imperative.

Creativity-we encourage new ideas, embrace innovative solutions, and create opportunities for meaningful and exciting ways to do our jobs and provide solutions to address the needs of the populations we serve.

Excellence– we strive to provide services that meet, and even exceed, the expectations of our stakeholders (populations in need, staff, communities and donors).

Empowerment– we are committed to fostering an environment in which our staff, partners and communities where we work have the space to grow, develop and feel confident about participating.

What we offer.

Action Against Hunger-USA values its employees and offers a comprehensive remuneration and benefits package. These include but are not limited to: –

· Health Insurance

· Paid annual leave (vacation)

· Training opportunities

For an all-inclusive list of benefits check the Action Against Hunger-USA Website

How to apply:

Application Process.

Interested? Then apply for this position by following the link to submit their application: https://action-against-hunger.workable.com/jobs/781260

All applicants must upload a cover letter and an updated resume and both must be in the same language as this vacancy note. Closing date for applications: 15th of August 2018 5 PM EAT.

We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees & qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, or status as a veteran. Action Against Hunger-USA complies with all applicable laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.
For further information about Action Against Hunger-USA, please visit our website www.actionagainsthunger.org