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Kenya: Deputy Programmes Director – Science Support and Systems.

Organization: The African Academy of Sciences
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 31 Aug 2018

Organization Overview;

The AAS is a pan African organisation headquartered in Kenya, which aims to drive sustainable development in Africa through science, technology and innovation. It has a tripartite mandate of pursuing excellence by recognising scholars and achievers; providing advisory and think tank functions for shaping the continent’s strategies and policies; and implementing key Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) programmes that impact on developmental challenges through the agenda setting and funding platform, the Alliance for Accelerating Excellence in Science in Africa (AESA).

Position Overview

The Deputy Programmes Director is responsible for coordinating and enabling all aspects in the development of research support management initiatives aimed at enhancing the research environment and culture across the Academy. The position will work closely with the Director, Programmes in creating and implementing strategies to support the achievement of research goals and objectives of AAS programmes across Africa. The incumbent will also represent the Director, Programmes at external meetings and events as needed.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities;

· Guide the implementation of high quality, responsive, and timely activities that support the internal operations and program functions of AAS

· Participate in the development of AAS strategic and long-term growth plans. Play a key role in developing and shaping strategies for research and proactively generate, identify and pursue opportunities in priority areas for strategic development.

· Provide leadership for the transformation of research systems and management in Africa through supporting the development of research and innovation management as a profession

· Manage the implementation of efficient and effective processes to develop and support research activity and researchers, aligned to the priorities of the Academy Strategies.

· Manage the development and implementation of an organizational framework that ensures the best support for the research activities of the Programmes staff and Fellows

· Evaluate research tools and emerging technology and coordinate vendor relations as necessary.

· Facilitate effective partnership working between the Research Support Management team and Programs to improve research development and support, improve systems and processes for research performance monitoring and researcher development.

· Lead development, implementation and monitoring evaluation plans addressing logic models, strategic and program evaluation questions, data collection methods, analysis and reporting;

· Work in liaison with the M&E focal person to review, develop, continuously improve and embed implementation of policies/processes to ensure the submission of high quality proposals to funders

· Actively contribute to the development of research quality management systems and impact tracking systems and deliver improvements to processes

· Develop relationships to advise and give direction to Program staff and research fellows on maximizing applications for the best outcome for the Academy and individual performance

· Manage collaborative relationships with colleagues in other teams and other professional services to help achieve the Academy’s aims for a positive research culture and environment

· Develop and maintain repository of institutional knowledge to improve the overall quality of applications

· Deliver workshops to provide researchers and staff with best practice advice and guidance

· Provide professional leadership and support to a Research Support Management team. Manage and develop the divisional staff, offering coaching and enforcing performance standards.

· Provide business development support across all programmes especially those focused on scientific innovations.

Knowledge and Experience

· At least 8years’ experience working in higher education or the research sector with project management experience.

· Training experience in management, business and systems approaches would be an added advantage.

· Knowledge and thorough understanding of the Research Excellence Frameworks

· Knowledge and thorough understanding of M&E frameworks and how to develop programmes theory of change.

· Familiarity with the process of policy making to guide programmes implementation

· Technical knowledge of systems and tools for delivering and tracking programmes delivery

· Proven experience in facilitating technical and strategic design processes, and developing workflow processes and tools to support research initiatives

· A good understanding of current international, national and pan-African issues in research management

· Knowledge of the fields of sustainability reporting, sustainable development and innovation

· Be familiar with Sound knowledge of research and technical assistance processes in similar environments – nationally and internationally

Skills and Attributes

· Strategic thinker, ability to see the big picture and formulate strategies for the entire academy and contribute to achievement of the organization’s overall objectives;

· A talented and dedicated people manager, with a strong interest in growing and developing a team

· Excellence in building and managing relationship; be a strong networker

· A good communicator and experienced presenter, highly persuasive and an ability to inspire

· Excellent inter-personal skills, and an ability to represent AAS at all levels and in different cultural settings

· Highly organized with an ability to work independently whilst presenting strong teamwork skills

· Excellent social skills, friendly and easy to approach working style

· Good financial and budgeting capability

· Able to work in an international and multi-cultural setting

· High moral standing with impeccable integrity.

Academic Qualifications

· PhD preferred

· Master’s degree in a relevant field

How to apply:

All Applicants must submit a filled application form from the AAS website http://aasciences.ac.ke/silo/files/aas-job-application-form2.doc, curriculum vitae, and a cover letter submitted by email to recruitment@aasciences.ac.ke, with the Position and Vacancy Number as the Subject no later than 31st August 2018. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Kenya: National Project Coordinator – NOB (DC)

Organization: International Labour Organization
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 05 Sep 2018

Grade: NOB

Vacancy no.: DC/DAR/NO/2018/01
Publication date: 06 August 2018
Application deadline 05 September 2018 (midnight local time in Nairobi, Kenya)

Job ID: 506
Department: RO-Africa
Organization Unit: CO-Dar es Salaam
Location: Nairobi
Contract type: Fixed Term

Contract duration: 1 Year

Under article 4.2, paragraph (e) of the Staff Regulations, the filling of vacancies in technical cooperation projects does not fall under Annex I of the Staff Regulations and is made by direct selection by the Director-General.

In order to support the best informed process in the filling of the above-mentioned vacancy by direct selection, the ILO invites interested candidates to submit their application online by the above date.

The following are eligible to apply:

  • ILO Internal candidates in accordance with paragraphs 31 and 32 of Annex I of the Staff Regulations.
  • External candidates*

*The recruitment process for National Officer positions is subject to specific local recruitment criteria.The ILO may only offer a contract to persons who are Kenyan nationals.

Technical cooperation appointments are not expected to lead to a career in the ILO and they do not carry any expectation of renewal or conversion to any other type of appointment in the Organization. A one-year fixed-term contract will be given. Extensions of technical cooperation contracts are subject to various elements including the following: availability of funds, continuing need of the functions and satisfactory conduct and performance.

*Conditions of employment for external candidates: In conformity with existing ILO practice, the appointment of an external candidate will normally be made at the first step of this grade. The entry level salary for this position is 5,049,571 Kenyan Shilings (Yearly)


The Republic of Kenya has received a grant from the the Bureau of International Labour Affairs of the U.S. Department of Labour, to finance a technical assistance project to improve the capacity of the government, employers, workers’ organizations, and civil society to establish and expand workplace-based training programs with a focus on vulnerable and marginalized youth, in particular adolescents at or above the legal working age who are engaged in or at risk of engaging in the worst forms of child labour. The project, is for a maximum of 4 years (48 months) from the effective date of the award***.***

At macro level, the project will focus on improving the laws, regulations and policies that regulate, guide and promote the implementation of quality workplace based training, with a particular focus on the inclusion of vulnerable and marginalized youth. At meso level, will support interventions to address negative perceptions and inadequacy of knowledge on workplace based training amongst employers’ organizations, workers’ organisations, training institutions, civil society and other stakeholders. At micro level, the project will work with training providers and other programs in Kilifi, Kitui and Busia on workplace based training and pre-apprenticeship or vocational training. The project will work with National Industrial Training Authority (NITA), Micro and Small Enterprises Authority (MSEA), Central Organization of Trade Unions of Kenya and the Federation of Kenya Employers to strengthen the tools, instruments, curriculum, approaches and mechanisms of workplace based training with the aim of addressing gaps and weaknesses.

Accordingly, the ILO is recruiting a senior level national Project Director (National Professional – NO/B level) with competencies in skills development, work-based training, youth employment, the informal economy and project management. This position requires substantial and diverse experience in project implementation project. The Project Director will be based in Nairobi Kenya.

Reporting lines

The national project director will report to and be directly supervised by the ILO Country Office Director based in Dar es salaam. S/he will be technically supported by the Skills Development Specialist in Pretoria, with further technical support from the ILO regional office for Africa, as well as other technical specialists in HQ in Geneva and CO Dar es salaam as necessary.

Description of Duties

  1. Plan and provide overall programming, technical, and administrative support to the project activities, as well as preparation of reports to ILO, project steering and technical advisory committees and the donor as required.
  2. Ensure that the implementation of the project in line with the national priorities of the Government of Kenya, County Governments of Kilifi, Kitui and Busia, and related education frameworks, policies and strategies.
  3. Provide technical support and guidance to constituents and other implementing partners on all matters relating to the project.
  4. Develop partnerships with line ministries, county government, employers’ and workers’ organizations, private sector, BDS providers, and Master Craftspersons to implement and evaluate the project;
  5. Develop annual work plans and budgets for the effective and efficient implementation of the project and evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of project activities, including project contribution to promoting gender equality.
  6. Undertake technical advisory missions independently and in collaboration with the Decent Work Team or technical units and departments from ILO Geneva and other ILO colleagues based in Harare
  7. Plan, organize and facilitate meetings, training seminars and workshops for dialogue and technical consultations as well as for capacity development of implementing partners.
  8. Prepare news releases, official correspondence, statements, speeches and social media messages for the public’s access to knowledge and information about the project and how to participate in activities and components of the project.
  9. Supervise the work of national consultants, programme officers and project support staff and conduct annual performance appraisals.
  10. Draft progress reports to the donor for office submission and attend meetings to update the donor and national implementing partners on project progress and related project matters.
  11. Developing Terms of Reference and supervising the work of national and international consultants engaged to deliver specific project activities.
  12. Prepare background information, project briefs, periodic reports and data on status of project activities to USOL, ILO Dar Country Office, DWT Pretoria, Regional Office and Headquarters
  13. Coordinate the drafting and review of tools, manuals, and other training materials for use by the project.
  14. Perform other duties related to the programme as requested by the ILO Country Director.

Required qualifications


First level university degree in education/ technical and vocational education/ economic development, social science or a related discipline


Candidate should have two or three years’ relevant experience in the area of skills development or workplace based training programmes. Candidates having experience in the areas of formulation of policy and strategy, curriculum development, formal and informal apprenticeships, entrepreneurship training, trade testing or recognition of prior learning and project management will be preferred. Substantial knowledge in resource mobilization.


Excellent knowledge of English.


Ability to perform a variety of conceptual analyses required for formulation, administration and evaluation of projects; Good knowledge of programme and budget, project formulation, administration and evaluation techniques and practices; Demonstrated ability to consult, negotiate and work with multiple partners, including government, social partners and UN agencies and to foster cooperation and effective networks; Demonstrated ability to organise and facilitate meetings and workshops, good public speaking skills; Demonstrated ability to work in a multicultural team, good interpersonal skills; Demonstrated ability in gender mainstreaming will be an added advantage; Demonstrated ability to manage Formal and informal Apprenticeship programmes; and Good command of computer application skills.

How to apply:

Recruitment process

Please note that all candidates must complete an on-line application form. To apply, please visit ILO People. The system provides instructions for online application procedures.

Fraud warning

The ILO does not charge any fee at any stage of the recruitment process whether at the application, interview, processing or training stage. Messages originating from a non ILO e-mail account – @ilo.org – should be disregarded. In addition, the ILO does not require or need to know any information relating to the bank account details of applicants.

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


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

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

Consultant Fee
To be provided by the applicant

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.

• 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

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.

• 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.

Ethiopia: Executive Director Africa – CIFF

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

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

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

Executive Director Africa
Addis Ababa or Nairobi
Competitive Package

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

Key responsibilities include:

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

Key requirements are:

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

How to apply:

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


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


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



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

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

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

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


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



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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

a) Reviewing HFHK WASH proposal guidelines;

b) Coordination of input from key stakeholders; and

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

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


  1. Three Year WASH Program Plan for HFH Kenya

  2. Presentation of WASH Program Plan for key stakeholders

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


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


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

How to apply:

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

Kenya: Resource Development and Communications Manager (Ref: RD&CM /08/18)

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


Resource Development and Communications Manager


National Director




Communications Officer, Volunteer Engagement Coordinator and Volunteer Engagement Officer


All departments to ensure seamless flow of HFH programme

and operations processes


Existing position

Job Purpose

The Resource Mobilization and Communications Manager is responsible for the overall coordination, planning, development, and management of a public and private sector fundraising and communications strategy to mobilize resources and position HFH Kenya in line with agreed strategic goals.

Key Responsibilities

Resource Mobilization

  • Initiate, review and design all communication and fundraising material for Habitat for Humanity Kenya.
  • Develop and implement a fully integrated fundraising and partnership resource mobilization and development strategy.
  • Develop, implement, monitor and evaluate fundraising strategies with the overall objective of ensuring that the organization is well resourced to meet its objectives.
  • Identify and respond to grant opportunities and maintain a grant tracking matrix as well as a grants database.
  • Keep abreast with interests of individual, corporate, government donors, initiate contacts and develop concepts that would interest them in supporting HFH Kenya’s work.
  • Review monitor and document donor funding policies and trends in the country.
  • Maintain consistent and constant communication with past and present donors through thank you letters, newsletters, reports or other communication media.
  • Oversee the management of a donor database, track donations as appropriate.
  • Initiate contacts with Corporate Social Responsibility Officers and CEOs of companies in Kenya and cultivate interest, giving and participation in construction of low cost housing
  • Ensure appropriate representation of the country office at strategic donor, partner and government meetings that could lead to resource acquisition and collaborate. Coordinate opportunities for Country Director to meet with donors.
  • Manage the coordination of the grant implementation process in collaboration with other teams, programmes and programme quality including the development of work plans, technical and management approaches, correspondence, budgets, contracts, agreements, reports and close-outs at the country office level.
  • Track, monitor, and ensure successful grant and contract management and fulfilment in accordance with donor requirements.
  • Support the writing of programme proposals and programmatic reports.
  • Works jointly with colleagues and the Programmes team to unify HFHK’s image and positioning to existing and potential donors and ensure that synergies are created between the different strategies and activities.
  • Supervises the development of fundraising tools, programme funding requirement documents, partner updates, donor reports and articles for HFHK website.
  • Updates donor contact information to ensure current records are up-to-date
  • Explores capabilities of donor management system and shares this knowledge with staff
  • Supports research for funding opportunities and draft proposals as well as completing grant reports


  • Ensure appropriate representation of the country office at strategic donor, partner, and government meetings that could lead to resource acquisition and collaboration.
  • Develop creative and effective print and electronic marketing /public awareness material that utilize personalized stories/ testimonials, program outcomes and engaging images.
  • Manage a positive public image of the organization by engaging local and international media on the work the organization is doing and representing the organization in forums that align with the organization’s mission and vision.
  • Manage and maintain a constantly updated website of the organization to communicate to the wider public on the organization’s mission and vision.
  • Manage performance of the communications officer.
  • Discharge management functions as may be delegated


  • Funds fundraised
  • Partnership & networks developed
  • Prompt submission of donor reports.
  • Smooth co-ordination of GV programs.


  • A Bachelors ’s degree in an associated field such Social Science, Journalism and International Development


  • Proficiencies in spreadsheet, networking and database management
  • Attentiveness to detail and ability to work well under pressure.
  • Excellent research, information management and networking skills.
  • Strong analytical, research and report writing skills as well as excellent presentation and facilitation skills.


  • At least 7 years’ experience in charge of fundraising and communications in a NGO.
  • Demonstrated experience preparing, writing and managing grants and contracts.
  • Demonstrated creativity and productivity in resource mobilization, marketing and communications.
  • Demonstrated ability to listen to and support programme staff and partners, and to work with communities in a sensitive and participatory manner.


  • Ability to work long and odd hours, including weekends and nights
  • Confidentiality
  • Honesty

  • High levels of integrity

How to apply:

If you feel you meet the requirements of the positions, send your application letter indicating the reference number and quoting your current and expected salary, title of position along with an updated CV and telephone contacts of three professional references to hr@hfhkenya.org to be received by 17 August, 2018 C.O.B. Kenyan nationals are encouraged to apply. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Kenya: Deputy Country Director of Program Development and Quality

Organization: Save the Children
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 08 Aug 2018

Title: Deputy Country Director of Program Development and Quality

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

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

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

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

Role Purpose: As a member of the Senior Management Team (SMT) in Somalia/Somaliland, the Deputy Country Director of Program Development and Quality is responsible for overseeing and ensuring the development of high quality, innovative programs that deliver immediate and lasting change for children. The DCD PDQ leads technical aspects of the Country Office within the sectors of education, child protection, child rights governance, child poverty and health and nutrition sectors and as such ensures that the Country Office develops and implements high quality programmes in the sectors through building high organisational technical competence and provision of quality technical assistance. DCD PDQ also oversees the COs engagement with Clusters including co-leadership of the Health and Education Clusters

Contract Duration: 36 months with possibility for extension

Location: Nairobi

Qualifications and Experience



· Recommended a minimum of 12 years' management experience in a corporate or an NGO environment, including working in range of different cultures, experience directing and implementing programs for children in both emergency and development contexts, preferably with solid experience in more than one of the Save the Children priority sectors: education, protection, rights governance, HIV/AIDs, health and nutrition, and emergencies

· Recognized leadership role in relevant technical areas at both field and country level

· A general appreciation of the issues concerning the NGO sector, both development and humanitarian issues

· Solid experience of developing and managing monitoring and learning systems

· Good analytical skills. Effective negotiator, with the ability to positively influence cross departmental and cross sector working

· Credibility to lobby, influence and represent Save the Children at all levels


· Resource management, training, capacity building, coaching, and mentoring skills

· Ability and willingness to dramatically change work practices and hours, and work with incoming teams, in emergencies

· Ability and willingness to spend up to 30% of time in Somalia/Somaliland.

· Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children's aims, values and principles including rights-based approaches

· Fluency in written and spoken English

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

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

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

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Female candidates are encouraged to apply


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

How to apply:

Please follow this link to apply: http://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=emVuYS4zNDA2NS4zODMwQHNhdmV0aGVjaGlsZHJlbmFvLmFwbGl0cmFrLmNvbQ

Kenya: Interim Regional Human Resources Manager

Organization: HelpAge International
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 27 Jul 2018


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/or 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.


The interim Regional Human Resources Manager will oversee Human Resources operations for the Africa region. Specifically, he/she will provide support to country offices on a wide range of issues and will oversee the implementation of proposed action plans arising from the ongoing organisational review.

The post-holder will develop and manage recommended changes and finalize and roll out global projects on areas such as learning and development, HR information systems, organisational values review, etc. Additionally, he/she will manage the day to day human resource operations at the regional office.

Responsibilities and key tasks

· Provide support in review and rolling out of organization values by ensuring active participation of Africa countries in the process

· Work with the senior management team to draw and implement sustainable human resource action plans based on recommendations from the ongoing organization review and audit

· Provide support to country teams, international and national staff on interpretation of HR Policies and procedure and legislation in their varied areas of jurisdiction

· Lead and roll out the human resource information system in all countries within the Africa region

· Internally popularize the e-learning platform by campaigning for various courses with the assistance of HR in London

· Advise the Regional Director and Senior management on human resource planning and management in line with organizational policies and legal framework

· Provide leadership and guidance to regional and country teams on key HR issues as necessary

· Participate in recruitment and selection of key roles within the region and country programmes by managing the recruitment process

· Ensure effective human resource administration in all countries within Africa region.

· Have periodic meeting with HR Focal persons to build effective communication and capacity building interventions.

Person specification

· Past experience working in a senior leadership role at a regional level

· Professional qualification in human resource management

· Extremely strong communication, negotiation and representational skills and ability to engage with stakeholders at national and regional level

· Excellent information analysis and project management skills

· Knowledge of key HR strategic issues within the Africa region including legal frameworks

· Experience of recruitment planning and management of recruitments

· Skills to train, coach and support HR staff and also managers on a range of HR related issues

· Knowledge of HR databases and information management

How to apply:

To apply, send a cover letter explaining in detail how you meet the requirements to jobs.africa@helpage.org by 27th July, 2018.

Due to urgency of this position, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis hence interested candidates are requested to send their applications as soon as possible.


Organization: Marie Stopes International
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 31 Jul 2018

This post reports to the Deputy Director – Social Marketing Manager. The purpose of the post is to ensure a sustained increase in the uptake of MSK Social Marketing products across all channels leading to a reduction in unsafe abortion and unintended pregnancies.

1. Promote the sale of MSK pharmaceutical products to reach and exceed set sales targets/CYPs/Surplus and Case numbers.

The activities include:

· Book appointments and orders with doctors, pharmacists and hospital medical teams, which may include pre-arranged appointments.

· Increase awareness and use of MSK pharmaceutical products e.g. Dissemination of IEC materials for old and newly launched products.

· Establishing and maintaining positive working relationships with medical staff and supporting administrative staff within MSK service delivery channels

· Establish, segment, map and maintain a database of active service providers and dispensing agents

· Maintain keen focus on product quality concerns and raise all matters in consultation with line manager Maintaining knowledge of new developments in the pharmaceutical sector, anticipating potential negative and positive impacts on the business and escalating the same to the line manager.

2. Training and value clarification of providers with the aim of reducing abortion stigma at individual, health provider and community levels

The activities include:

· Conduct Continuous Medical Education (CMEs) around the project objectives and products to doctors, practice staff and nurses in GP surgeries, hospital doctors and pharmacists in the retail sector.

· Conduct Value Clarification and Attitude Transformation (VCAT), Youth Friendly Services training and Provider Shared Workshops sessions to respective HCPs and county governments**.**

· Sponsor and attend annual professional meetings/ conferences/workshops/launches.

· Participate in Community health workers (CHWs/CHVs) meetings and Youth Peer Educators (YPEs) meetings. Track and report training data and other related information to supervisor/RME in a timely, accurate and compete manner.

Qualifications & Experience:

· Qualifications in B. Sc in Biomedical Sciences from a recognized institution

· Previous experience in pharmaceutical marketing is key (at least 2 years in pharmaceutical marketing).

· Computer skills is essential (making presentations, sales analysis with excel e.t.c)

· Must be ready to travel a lot (up to 80%).

· Must have a valid driving license and minimum two (2) years driving experience.

· Always highly motivated and quite innovative


· A high standard of written/spoken English and Kiswahili.

· Ability to multi-task and able to work well under pressure

· Good record-keeping skills with the ability to track and follow up on various requests

· Demonstrated high attention to detail and ability to follow through tasks to completion

· Punctual and reliable

· Good organisation and prioritisation skills

· Ability to work self directed and use initiative

· Ability to work well in a team environment; good interpersonal and communication skills

· Trustworthy and responsible

Attitude / Motivation:

Successful performance at MSK is not simply defined in terms of ‘what’ people achieve, but equally is about ‘how’ people go about their jobs and the impact that they have on others. There are 13 key behaviours that MSI encourages in all employees and they are defined below:

· Initiative

Thinking and taking action to make the most of opportunities by finding the optimum solution

· Innovative

Thinking creatively and outside of the box so that ideas generated create a positive outcome

· Effective Communication

Communicating through active listening and good questioning techniques, using appropriate body language, ensuring information is clear and concise. Demonstrating diplomacy and maintaining confidentiality.

· Responsive

Being responsive to changing priorities and demands

· Working Efficiently

Planning, prioritising and organising work to ensure work is accurate and deadlines are met

· Sharing Information

Sharing information and knowledge whilst maintaining confidentiality

· Focus on Learning

Taking responsibility for keeping knowledge and skills updated and for seeking opportunities to develop further

· Commitment

Awareness and understanding of MSK’s goals, vision and values and how your role impacts on this and going the extra mile to meet role requirements

· Driven

Drive and determination to deliver results

· Accountable

Taking responsibility for appropriate decisions that you make, and the actions and behaviour you demonstrate. Demonstrating integrity in all aspects of your work including financial integrity.

· Embracing Change

Openness to embracing change within the organisation and being able to adjust plans/activities accordingly

· Motivated

Motivation towards achieving quality results to maximise potential

· Team Player

Working as part of a team by being supportive, flexible and showing respect for each other

How to apply:

Applications quoting the position title with detailed CV, with contact details of 3 referees including their email addresses (1 of which should be your immediate supervisor, 1 former supervisor and 1 any other but not a relative) should be addressed to pd@mariestopes.or.ke on or before July 31, 2018.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

NB: Please clearly indicate in the subject line as “Medical Detailer”

Kenya: Logistics Assistant – DEPP Lab

Organization: Adeso
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 02 Aug 2018


Organization: Adeso – African Development Solutions, www.adesoafrica.org,

Project: DEPP – Disasters and Emergencies Preparedness Program

Reporting To: Logistics Assistant – DEPP Lab

Working With: Project Director with Technical Guidance from the Operations Manager

Program/Duty Station: Nairobi, Kenya

Duration: Seven (7) Months

Starting Date: Immediately


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

For the past 20 years we have strengthened rural livelihoods through environmental awareness, training, technology transfer and innovative humanitarian projects in pursuit of a peaceful, self-reliant, and greener future.

Adeso is an exciting and dynamic organization experiencing and managing rapid growth. It offers sound employment conditions with opportunities for personal growth and development.


MasterCard International was established in 1966 as a cooperative of US banks in order to create the basic infrastructure and governance to allow bank credit cards to be issued by individual banks with limited geographical reach but be accepted by merchants nationally and eventually globally.

The MasterCard Labs for Financial Inclusion is the seventh in a series of MasterCard Innovation Hubs and it is also the first Lab in Africa and the first to focus exclusively on financial inclusion. With the support of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Lab seeks to impact more than 100 million people by bringing together MasterCard’s innovation and global financial inclusion capabilities under one roof, combining these with local expertise and insight.

The iHub, founded in 2010, is a globally-recognized organization that is deeply steeped in the local tech innovation culture. The iHub has been both the main catalyst for regional tech acceleration and a role model for tech hubs across emerging markets.

They serve the tech community, by connecting organizations and people, building market relevant solutions and being ahead of the curve of innovation.

Since its founding iHub has supported the creation of more than 100 start-ups, employed more than 1,000+ individuals, and reached more than 200,000 people through communications outreach. iHub strives to become the best African support system for ICT-focused tech entrepreneurs and individuals who aspire to tackle large-scale challenges by creating an environment of trust and experimentation that facilitates the growth of entrepreneurs and their companies with the acknowledgement that this is only possible with strong partnerships. iHub ensures it uses a culture of inclusivity to include those traditionally left out in society.

The AIM consortium has a combination of more than 50 years’ experience connecting organizations and people, building market relevant solutions and being ahead of the curve of innovation. Community connectedness is one of the Lab’s key advantages. We are able to convene a community around the issues of disaster, emergency preparedness and innovation. We continuously invigorate a vibrant community of innovators and entrepreneurs able to build globally competitive companies, while solving the myriad of problems present in Africa and across the developing world. We develop people by providing an environment that allows them to visibly grow in their technical and non-technical skills, and critically, act as a connector, allowing world captains in business and technology to meet with aspiring entrepreneurs fresh from high school.


The DEPP Lab project is a twenty-two (22) months project being implemented by the AIM-DEPP Lab Consortium whose objective is to increase preparedness and resilience of disaster-prone communities in Garissa and Marsabit counties of Kenya by drawing on their deep knowledge of pastoralist communities.

The Consortium will undertake activities to meet the objective by utilizing the Consortium member’s in house experience in managing labs and proven innovation methodology. The project will build up communities’ capacities to identify and evaluate the risks related to natural disasters and innovative mitigation measures to address these gaps.

The consortium will identify and reinforce existing disaster coping mechanisms and refine new contingency measures emerging from the target communities. The consortium will also ensure participation of rural communities at the village level rather than focus on urban issues, as an innovation labs need to.


The purpose of the position is to provide logistical support to project activities at Nairobi office while supporting the DEPP Lab field offices in Marsabit and Garissa; with adherence to Adeso policies and procedures.

S/he will be a full-time member of the Adeso team and will play a crucial role in assisting with the management of logistics activities for the DEPP project under the supervision of the Project Director and technical guidance of the Operations Manager.


The Logistics Assistant will be responsible for ensuring quality in DEPP Lab’s logistics activities at Nairobi and the field offices in Garissa and Marsabit.

S/he will also ensure that the logistics function is delivered timely, cost-effectively and with high quality and appropriate standards; and support field teams in achieving and maintaining minimum standards in logistics activities.



· Ensuring that project procurement is conducted in line with Adeso policies and that procurement tracking is current and updated on weekly basis.

· Supporting field offices in ensuring that quality and reliable goods/services are purchased while maintaining records of project purchases.

· Assisting the Project Director and Operations Manager in maintaining and updating files with information relating to procurement undertaken and ensuring that they are consistent with Adeso policies.

· Ensuring timely and accurate reporting of logistics activities to the Project Director and Operations Manager.

· Ensuring timely delivery of program supplies to field sites in line with project implementation.

· Assisting in development, monitoring and review of procurement plans.

· Ensuring that all contracts with the organization are in an updated database spreadsheet and are paid on time by constantly following up with Finance to ensure timely payment.

· Adhering to Adeso procurement policies and specific donor procurement regulations.

Transport and Travel

· Managing and coordinating vehicles and drivers used by the team and ensuring that drivers and vehicles are appropriately allocated.

· Hiring additional vehicles when necessary through an effective value-for-money process based on movement plans.

· Compile the monthly vehicle mileage, fuel consumption and maintenance reports.

· Receive log sheets on monthly basis and ensure that the drivers fill in the log sheets accurately on a daily basis.

· Arranging for road transportation of passengers or cargo when necessary.

· Frequently inspecting and ensuring that vehicles are periodically scheduled for maintenance and service.


· Ensuring that all Adeso assets and equipment used in the field are properly assessed and documented (including physical location, users and condition) to contribute to an updated country program asset register.

· As the custodian of all Logistics documents, ensuring that all documentation is completed and stored in readiness for external and internal audit requirements.

· Carrying out periodic stock checks and to provide physical count of random items in storage. To manage all paperwork related to stored items, including inventory register, delivery and receipt papers.

· In accordance with Adeso Asset policy, ensure all items received and issued are tracked and properly recorded in both HQ and field offices.

· Plan and conduct the asset verification on a quarterly basis and update the register and report any variance.


· Ensuring logistics support in the event of emergencies and that all necessary advance measures have been taken and communicated to staff.

· In coordination with ICT Department, be responsible for ICT project equipment including computers, satellite phones, telephones and all communication gadgets etc.

· Managing the contracts with the internet service provider and tracking performance and end-date.

· Ensuring that all ICT resources i.e. printers and scanners are in good working conditions and report defects and maintenance needs to ICT.

· Providing basic IT support/networking support when necessary.

· Liaising with other NGOs and UN agencies on logistics issues.

Equipment Maintenance

· Ensuring that systems for regular maintenance or repair are implemented for vehicles and other equipment and that routine maintenance and repair of communication and office equipment (computer, radios, satellite phones, power generators) is carried out per schedule.

· Ensuring that proper tracking of equipment out for maintenance is followed.

· Providing technical supervision to drivers on matters related to safety and security.


· Acting as the security focal point for Kenya field offices;

· Remotely monitor Adeso Kenya operational areas and providing all staff with regular security briefings especially before travel.

· Conducting regular security and risk assessments for all Adeso Kenya operational areas.

· Supervising security guards’ performance in the field offices.

· Ensuring that field communications needs are met and that staff are trained on the use of radios and other communication equipment as necessary.

· Liaising with local authority security agencies, UN Agencies, NGOs and other external actors to gain security information and analysis in all Kenya operations area.

Other Roles

· Ensuring that office running bills are paid on time.

· Regularly conducting field visits to assess if the field sites are complying with procurement, safety and security regulations.

· Providing regular orientation and advice to new staff and visitors.

· Any other duties as may be assigned by the Project Director and Operations Manager.


· Diploma in Procurement/Supply Chain Management or its equivalent in a relevant field.

· Minimum three (3) years’ experience in similar role (NGO experience preferred).

· Knowledge of donor regulations including EU and USAID will be an added advantage.

· Ability to support personnel and cargo transport, fleet management.

· Excellent planning, coordination, and reporting skills, with the ability to properly organise priorities.

· Experience in setting up offices and close out of projects.

· Excellent IT skills; MS Word, MS Excel and email are a must.

· Technical IT skills, such as networking and problem solving are advantage.


· Honesty and transparency.

· Excellent people management skills and good communication skills.

· Ability to work effectively in multicultural environment

· Proven ability to work in a team setting.

· Highly organized and self-motivated.

· Ability to work under high pressure and prioritize tasks.

· High standard of written and spoken English.

How to apply:

This is a challenging opportunity for a dedicated and highly motivated professional. If you would like to join this dynamic team, please submit your application to jobs@adesoafrica.org, quoting “**Logistics Assistant – DEPP**” in the email subject matter, by 2nd August, 2018.

Each application should be addressed to the Human Resources department and include the following:

· An updated CV and contacts information for three work-related referees.

· An application letter demonstrating your suitability for the position.

Applications not including all of the above information will not be reviewed. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Adeso is an equal opportunity employer.