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Kenya: Project Officer ASD Project

Organization: Voluntary Service Overseas
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 24 Apr 2018

Job Title: Project Officer -Accountability for Service Delivery

Job purpose:The purpose of the post is to provide leadership in implementing Accountability for Service Delivery Project effectively in Laikipia and Isiolo counties

Responsibilities

  • Totally responsible for effective delivery of all project deliverables and monitoring of project activities to achieve project outcomes
  • Lead project evaluation activities such as Political Economic Analysis, baseline, and end line evaluation and ensure project M&E plan is in place and adhered to
  • Compile comprehensive internal and external periodic reports and timely submission of the same
  • Lead in project's budget planning, tracking and ensuring timely submission of monthly projections variance analysis reports and donor financial reports
  • Engage in national and county level lobbying and advocacy processes with relevant Civil Society Organisations on matters accountability for service delivery in ECD provision particularly in target counties
  • Relationship building with project partners, collaborating with county level organizations, county government and networks to maximize project outcomes.
  • Managing direct reports and partners according to VSO best practice, including providing continuous coaching and mentorship for their development
  • Participate in financial planning, administer and monitor expenditures against budgets and assist the project assistant to maintain budget tracking records for ASD project.
  • Work cooperatively as a member of ASD Project and Inclusive Education programme team and support in the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the project and the larger Education programme
  • Lead in mainstreaming VSO's core approaches (Social inclusion, Social accountability and Resilience) among project primary actors and stakeholders in target counties
  • Any other duties as may be required from time to time by the Programme Manager

Skills, Knowledge and Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree in Education or relevant social sciences: Masters in Development work is an added advantage
  • At least 5 years relevant experience in formulation, implementation and review of development strategies and effective project management
  • Experience in developing and implementing accountability, advocacy and campaign strategies
  • Experience working with ECD primary actors, parents, school governance and county government officials is an added advantage
  • Knowledge on effective provision of pre-primary education and accountability practices
  • Ability to work effectively as a team member and with minimal supervision
  • Proven experience in coaching and mentoring of team members
  • Excellent written and oral communication
  • Evidence of effective problem solving and organisational skills
  • Evidence of professionalism and high integrity
  • Evidence of openness to learning to improve own performance

How to apply:

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Kenya: Grant Coordinator

Organization: Finn Church Aid
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 20 Apr 2018

Oversee the development and marketing of Eastern African proposals by ensuring that project documents are secure, timely and comply with FCA and donor standards.

Works closely with country director, program coordinators, thematic specialists, GG and finance teams to develop timely, high-quality, and competitive projects proposals and presents proposals to donors.

Works with Eastern African teams to create clear, succinct narrative and financial documents that suggest a course of action or idea to donors.

Determines proposal concept by identifying and clarifying opportunities and needs; studying requests for proposal (RFPs); attending strategic meetings.

Meets proposal deadline by establishing priorities and target dates for information gathering, writing, reviewing, and approval.

Competence and Personal Requirements:

Master’s Degree or equivalent.

Understanding of human rights-based approach and other development and humanitarian work related national and international policies, strategies, UN conventions and international laws.

Over 5 years of working experience in development cooperation and humanitarian assistance programs within an international environment.

Demonstrated experience in programmatic development leading to funded programmes and growing portfolios.

Strong conceptual and analytical skills and demonstrated organizational, management and fundraising skills.

Knowledge and experience of cooperation with governmental and non-governmental agencies in the field of development cooperation and humanitarian assistance.

Conversant in project cycle management, project planning, fundraising and knowledge management.

Knowledge of Eastern Africa context.

Knowledge of FCA’s strategic themes (Quality Education, Livelihoods, Peace).

Ability to work independently under pressure in an organized and responsive manner.

Ability to identify donor intelligence for appropriate timely action.

How to apply:

Interested candidates should submit their motivation letter and CV to**recruitment.esaro@kua.fi** by COB 20th April, 2018. This is a fixed term position to 31st December, 2019

Kenya: Project Officer- Local Level Advocacy ( Makueni County)

Organization: World Vision
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 05 Apr 2018

Purpose of the position:

The position is responsible for the successfully implementation of local level advocacy project in Mwala Area Program that contribute to child wellbeing outcomes.

Specifically the Project Officer will lead the implementation of initiatives that strengthen engagement between citizens, Non state actors and Government officials to enhance governance processes and public service delivery.

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

Effective Project, Planning and Implementation 60%

· Develop and roll out the Project’s detailed implementation plan and ensure project effectiveness and efficiency

· Ensure timely and effective community & partner mobilization for meaningful involvement in project implementation

· In liaison with partners develop monthly project work plans with clear targets, budgets and detailed implementation plans.

· Undertake participatory training of community members and partners on public planning, budgeting and monitoring service delivery using various advocacy approaches.

· Manage the project budget and ensure regular review of project expenditure

· Establish effective cross-functional linkages with other WVK projects in Mwala Area Program.

· In liaison with project accountant track project implementation expenditure levels and budgets

Monitoring, reporting and documentation 20%

· Develop project monitoring plan jointly with communities and partners

· Conduct monthly monitoring of indicators as per M&E plan

· Ensure data collection is conducted in accordance with the monitoring plan and standards in line with the Project M&E plan and ITT

· Develop quality reports such as weekly briefs, monthly reports, in-line with WV and donor(s) reporting guidelines;

· Clean, organise and archive the project data according to the monitoring system guidelines; and store data in a safe, secure and accessible location

· Facilitate regular reflections on monitoring practice and make improvements as may be appropriate

· Review the learning and monitoring reports developed during the reporting period

· Document best practices, human interest stories and work with Area Program manager and Knowledge Management officer to refine the stories for publication

Engagement and networking 15%

· Undertake comprehensive annual external context analysis identifying all key local level institutions and stakeholders for engagement

· Establish, maintain and update database of all the strategic institutions and stakeholders (e.g. community groups, Government, Civil Society Organizations and the Private Sector)

· Effectively represent of WVK in stakeholder meetings and forums at county, sub-county levels and other relevant platforms

· Support the development of Engagement Agreements / Memorandum of Understanding with Strategic local level institutions as may be appropriate

· Ensure WVK visibility in the local level Public Participation for a

Other duties 5%

As assigned by the Supervisor

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

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

· Degree in Political Science, Sociology, Community Development, Law or a related field.

· A minimum of 3 years (Degree level) experience in working/programming in community development and leading advocacy initiatives

· Experience in conducting Advocacy related trainings

· Experience in providing technical support to communities and partners to engage in discussion with the government, duty bearers and service providers.

· Experience in engagements with government departments and decision makers in policy dialogue, as well as networking and collaborating with other non-government stakeholders

· Experience in project design, proposal writing, needs assessments, surveys, and information management

· leaders and other stakeholders

Other Competencies/Attributes:

· Must be a committed Christian, able to stand above denominational diversities.

· Excellent English communication skills (both oral and written).

· A team player, capable of building staff and community capacity Advocacy.

· Cross-cultural sensitivity, flexible world view and emotional maturity.

· Ability to maintain performance expectations in diverse cultural contexts, psychologically stressful environments and physical hardship conditions with limited resources.

· Commitment to World Vision Core Values and Mission Statement. Ability to exhibit exemplary lifestyle as interpreted in specific local cultural context.

· Other responsibilities: While this job description is intended to be an accurate reflection of the duties involved in this position, WVI reserves the right to add, remove or alter duties when necessary.

· Must be willing to perform other duties as required.

How to apply:

For more information on the job and application procedure, please visit: http://careers.wvi.org/job-opportunities-in-africa and submit your online application including a detailed CV, current and expected salary, with names of three referees. Application deadline is April 5, 2018 at midnight. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted**.**

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

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

Kenya: Livelihoods Officer, Vocational Training and Education

Organization: Danish Refugee Council
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 07 Apr 2018

ABOUT DRC
DRC began operating in Kenya in 2005 with assistance to refugees and displacement-affected communities via implementation of protection and livelihoods activities. DRC works in Dadaab and Kakuma refugee camps, as well as in Nairobi and Mombasa to assist urban-based refugees, and in Mandera County implementing a 3 year cross-border resilience programme. DRC is the lead agency in a consortium of 4 agencies implementing the project in Mandera County of Kenya, Dollo Ado Region of Ethiopia and Gedo Region of Somalia. The project began in December 2017, and DRC Kenya is recruiting a new team to implement key Livelihoods activities across Mandera County.

ABOUT THE JOB
DRC is looking for a qualified individual with experience in Livelihoods programming in Mandera, specifically responsible for activities in Vocational Skills Training, formal and informal Education, entrepreneurship activities, income generation activities, and a strong understanding of job markets. The project aims to link with cross-border markets in Dollo-Ado region of Ethiopia and Gedo region of Somalia, and to specifically target women and youth (male and female). Applications from qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged.

YOUR MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Programme Management, Development, Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Carry out participatory needs assessments and identify appropriate VST and education interventions to increase incomes and long-term resilience for the local community
  • Participate in periodic project review and planning meetings; and external meetings as often as requested by the Livelihoods Manager.
  • Ensure project staff adhere to CHS Principles in day to day project implementation; participate in CHS audits; support in implementing the M&E plan.
  • Assist in developing livelihoods concept notes and proposals.
  • Coordinate field reporting: prepare technical internal and external reports.

Coordination & Partnership

  • Support the consortium members and DRC Kenya Livelihoods Manager to ensure effective liaison with stake holders and relevant Government of Kenya departments, from the location to divisional levels, as needed.
  • Promote collaboration and synergy between DRC, DDG, BORESHA consortium members, EUTF Lot 1 partners, local authorities, local communities and other agency interventions.

Budget Management

  • Support the Livelihoods Manager to supervise budget expenditures, ensuring adherence to DRC financial procedures and donor requirements
  • Draft spending plans, procurement plans, and work plans based on activities and budgets.
  • Liaise closely with Finance colleagues in the management of the livelihood activity budgets.

Staff Management

  • Hold regular meetings with staff to plan and address any concerns and share feedback
  • Monitor and provide objective feedback related to staff performance, including completing staff performance evaluations to promote growth and professional development

ABOUT YOU

  • Fluency in Somali is essential.
  • Must have a degree in Education, Entrepreneurship, Business Administration, or other livelihoods related disciplines;
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience setting up and implementing livelihoods or income generating projects preferably with an NGO. Experience in Mandera County is strongly preferred.
  • Proven understanding of Vocational Skills Training programmes, formal and non-formal education support, Apprenticeship and scholarship placements, income generation activities, entrepreneurship activities and working with job markets.
  • Skills or training in basic book keeping or financial literacy is desirable
  • Prior experience working with local governments and stakeholders in implementation of projects, including hands-on community mobilization skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team; well organized, and able to prioritize multiple tasks.
  • Working knowledge of MS Office and other relevant computer applications,
  • Able to adapt to changing program priorities and emergency priorities that may arise. Good planning and organizational skills coupled with problem solving capabilities.
  • Strong self-starter, able to take the initiative and pro-active in identifying gaps and solutions to respond to needs.

DRC CORE COMPETENCIES
In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’ five core competencies:

  • Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process.
  • Collaborating: You involve relevant parties and encourage feedback.
  • Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.
  • Communicating: You listen and speak effectively and honestly.
  • Demonstrating integrity: You act in line with our vision and values

POSITION DESCRIPTION
Location : Mandera
Contract Duration: 12 months
Reports to: Livelihoods Manager, Mandera

General
Commitments:
DRC has a Humanitarian Accountability Framework, outlining its global accountability committments. All staff are required to contribute to the achievement of this framework (http://www.drc.dk/HAF.4265.0.html)

POSTING DETAILS:
Due to security reasons DRC can only accept applications from qualified candidates who are able to travel freely around key project sites in Mandera County. This position is a national, localized position based in Mandera Town with frequent travel. Mandera lies at Safety Level System 3 in the DRC Kenya security system. Accommodation is not provided by DRC and this position does not attract Rest and Relaxation (R&R).

How to apply:

APPLICATION PROCESS
Qualified candidates are invited to submit their applications which should include a 1-page cover letter clearly stating their motivation and qualifications and a CV. Applications should include contact details of three professional referees who have supervised the candidate in the last five years. One referee must be the applicant’s most recent manager. Only applications that address the stipulated duties and meet the required qualifications will be considered.

We only accept applications sent via our online-application form on www.drc.ngo under Vacancies. Applications should be sent no later than: 7th April, 2018

If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please contact job@drc.dk

Danish Refugee Council does not charge any kind of fee at any stage of the recruitment process nor does it use recruitment agents.

Kenya: Science Teacher Secondary

Organization: Heshima Kenya
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 12 Apr 2018

Position Overview

Heshima Kenya is a nonprofit organization based in Nairobi, Kenya dedicated to identifying, protecting and empowering unaccompanied refugee minors, especially adolescent girls, through our specialized shelter, education, and Child Protection and advocacy programs. The Girl’s Empowerment Project is comprised of a diverse group of participants from different countries of origin with varying educational, language, and literacy levels. Using the Government of Kenya’s adult education curriculum, combined with a student centered teaching approach, it is expected that the Teacher will carry out program goals and objectives related to the classroom and GEP participants under the supervision of the Education Officer.

Tasks and Outputs:

  1. Lead in developing secondary education curriculum tailored to suit adult education learners.
  2. Develop schemes of work and lesson plans in line with the education curriculum objectives and keeping up to date with changes and developments in the structure of the curriculum
  3. Facilitate learning by establishing a relationship with learners and by organization of learning resources and the classroom learning environment including creating displays to encourage a positive learning environment.
  4. Develop and foster appropriate skills and social abilities to enable the optimum development of learners, according to their ability and aptitude.
  5. Assess and record progress and prepare learners for examination. Link leaners knowledge to earlier learning and develop ways to encourage it further, and challenge and inspire learners to help them deepen their knowledge and understanding.
  6. Maintain discipline in class. If and when a learner fails to attend class without notification, take necessary action and report to the Education Officer for immediate follow up
  7. Provide feedback to the Education Officer on learners progress during meetings
  8. Identify and develop working relationships with external adult education programs and testing centers for HK participants who are pursuing Kenya Secondary Certification. Coordinate and monitor participants’ progress and attendance in said programs
  9. Complete enrollment and individual assessments for each GEP participant. Maintain standardized and unit testing and evaluation schedule in classroom providing updated scores and evaluations to the Education Officer on monthly basis.
  10. Assist in compiling and writing weekly and monthly notes on each participant enrolled addressing their progress and evaluations of participant’s participation
  11. Effectively meet post-primary targets while maintaining the highest of standards expected.
  12. Communicate immediately to the Education Officer any challenges that affect the quality of teaching in the classroom, or hinder meeting project goals and outcomes in order that solutions are created and implemented in a timely manner.
  13. Strive to develop individual relationships with each participant and ensure that they have access to one on one communication when needed.
  14. Maintain strict confidentiality with regard to each participant served in any and all Heshima Kenya’s Programs
  15. Attend staff meetings when requested and contribute feedback and ideas on how to strengthen programs.
  16. Organize and take part in GEP events, afternoon projects, field trip and any other activities that take place in the GEP.
  17. Support the GEP team with any other support if and when requested.

Qualifications:

  1. First Degree in Education with major in the Science subjects,
  2. Diploma in special or adult education will be an added advantage.
  3. Fluent in English and Swahili
  4. Minimum of 2year experience in teaching multi-level classrooms in all the Science subjects.
  5. Experience on teaching and knowledge on adult education curriculum
  6. Some knowledge of refugee related issues in Kenya
  7. Well demonstrated skill in time management
  8. Proficient in Microsoft Office software and using internet
  9. Candidate must be flexible and able to work beyond class room times when necessary
  10. Excellent interpersonal skills
  11. Ability to work independently and with teams
  12. Must be highly organized, creative, detail oriented and work effectively under pressure with competing priorities
  13. Must be a Kenyan citizen and a holder of a national identification card.

How to apply:

Your application should be send to the address below indicating the position applied in the email subject by close of business Thursday 12th April 2018. It should include a cover letter & a detailed CV (as one document in PDF format and given your sir name) with your contact details, details of current and expected remuneration, names and contacts of three referees, one of which should be your current supervisor.

Please note that RefuSHE (Heshima Kenya) does not charge any fees for receiving or processing job applications. RefuSHE (Heshima Kenya) is an equal opportunity employer.

NB. All applications should only be send through the email provided.

Heshima Kenya/ RefuSHE

P.O Box 63192 – 00619 Nairobi Kenya

Email: hr2016@heshimakenya.org/ hr2016@refuSHE.org

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Jobs and Vacancies in Braeburn Schools, Kenya

The Braeburn Group of International Schools, ¡s looking to appoint individuals with relevant experience and qualifications in the following positions :

Braeburn Imani, Thika

·         Maths KS3-5

·         Physics KS4-5

·         BTEC Business

Braeburn Nairobi

·         Head of Chemistry KS3-5

·         Part Time Business Teacher

Braeburn Mombasa

·         KS3/4/5 Geography / Business Studies or Economics Teacher with Cambridge International Education Assessment and or BTEC experience

All positions have a start date of 1 August 2018

Deadline for applications is 30 March 2018

Please note applications will be considered as they are received so positions may be filled before the deadline for applications.

All Braeburn Schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening
appropriate for the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Kenya: REGIONAL CASH HUB TECHNICAL EXPERT

Organization: CARE USA
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 21 Apr 2018

At CARE, we seek a world of hope, tolerance and social justice, where poverty has been overcome and people live with dignity and security.

This has been our vision since 1945, when we were founded to send lifesaving CARE Packages® to survivors of World War II. Today, CARE is a global leader in the movement to eradicate poverty. In 2016, CARE worked in 94 countries and reached 80 million people with an incredible range of life-saving programs. We also put women and girls at the center of our work because we know that we cannot overcome poverty until all people have equal rights and opportunities. We seek dynamic, innovative thinkers to further our mission. If you share our core beliefs: poverty is an injustice; poverty is solvable; and together, we have the power to end it, join us.

The use of Cash Based Interventions (CBI) within CARE has gained momentum with country offices constantly expanding the scale and reach of their market-based interventions and cash programming within the humanitarian and development realms. Currently, CARE’s CBI span a variety of sectors, from Food Security to Education as well as multi-purpose grants. CBI projects are implemented in all the regions, with ECSA and MENA boasting the greatest number of cash projects in FY 2017. With this in view, CARE is looking to further solidify its cash programming capacity and learning, while also ensuring that its country offices can benefit from dedicated and strategic technical support which is context-specific, but drawing from a variety of CARE’s success stories.

Given that ECSA (Eastern, Central and Southern Africa) region is among the leading regions in CARE in implementing cash interventions, a decision has been made to pilot a Regional Cash Hub based out of Nairobi, Kenya, ECSA’s regional office. The Hub will aim to strengthen technical cash capacity, research, and learning, while bringing more visibility to the work done at both regional and country levels. Thus, the Hub will be established to address two main areas of emphasis:

  • Structured technical support; and
  • Creating and communicating documented evidence-base for cash programming.
  • To successfully launch and implement a regional Hub for cash programming, the following must be kept in mind:
  • Each CO has individual needs, there is not a ‘one size fits all’ approach/solution to be used;
  • Planning should include a focus on research and learning and documenting/sharing this research /learning:
  • A sub-regional approach could be considered within the broader ECSA region, with drafting of sub-regional cash strategies;
  • Emphasis could be placed on establishing focus countries.

Location: ECSA (based in any ECSA Country Office). Please note that this position does not carry expatriate or relocation benefits and the selected candidate must be a citizen of on one of the Countries in the following locations:

  • Kenya – Nairobi
  • Sudan – Khartoum
  • South Sudan – Juba
  • Somalia – Hargeisa
  • Ethiopia – Addis Ababa
  • DRC – Goma
  • Rwanda – Kigali
  • Burundi – Bujumbura
  • Uganda – Kampala
  • Tanzania – Dar es salaam
  • Mozambique – Maputo
  • Malawi – Lilongwe

Responsibilities:

  • Establish Hub Structure
  • Provide Technical Support
  • Enhance Learning and Sharing
  • Develop Strategic Approaches
  • Other responsibilities as assigned

Qualfications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher qualification on development studies/economics/social science/international relations or another relevant discipline.
  • Training in Cash programming and best practices (CALP or equivalent – CALP TOT level will be an added advantage).
  • More than five years of implementing and designing of CBI within different sectors as well as across several sectors (MPGs) (5+ years).
  • Experience in implementing market assessment and analysis, combined with knowledge of key tools (EMMA, RAM, etc.)
  • Experience in conducting training on CBI as well as other areas of humanitarian work/emergency response.
  • Experience in conducting analytical work in the field of CBI, including project evaluations.
  • Experience in conducting strategic work in CBI at a regional or global level.
  • Representation and involvement in CBI coordination structures, including cash working groups and consortia.
  • Knowledge of key initiatives in CBI (such as ELAN and NetHope) and their key areas of involvement at the regional/global level.
  • Experience in contextual analysis, qualitative and quantitative research and other assessment tools.
  • Understanding of gender issues and its linkages with market and cash response approaches.
  • Ability to present clear ideas, providing distance support, training and influence.
  • Strong analytical and conceptual skills in humanitarian programming, assessing emergency needs, market analysis, response analysis, and program design.
  • Facilitation skills.
  • Strong ability to work independently, organize work, meet deadlines, prioritize work under pressure, and coordinate multiple tasks.

How to apply:

To apply for this position, please visit our website at https://chp.tbe.taleo.net/chp02/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=CAREUSA&cws=52&rid=4184

Our diversity is our strength; we encourage people from all backgrounds and experiences, particularly women, to apply.

CARE USA is an equal opportunity employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you’d like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please click here.

The closing date for this posting, if listed, is approximate. Job postings may be removed from CARE's career website at any time.

Kenya: Education/Instructional Officer

Organization: Heshima Kenya
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 06 Apr 2018

Position Overview:

Education Officer or instructional coordinator directs and shapes the curricula and teaching processes in GEP. S/he works with department of adult education, Associate Director for GEP, teachers and students councils to come up with the most appropriate curricula to meet the needs of participants. The position holder provides advice to teachers, GEP Associates Director and senior management staff on how to improve participant’s performance and effectively and efficient deliver the curriculum. The position provides training in the use of educational materials and techniques. S/he advises instructors/teachers on how to comply with county, state and national educational standards, as well as working closely with student’s councils to apply the GEP SOPs and regulations. The position will be undertaking research and select textbooks, as well as other educational/instruction materials and order or recommend the purchase of supplies. S/he will research and design educational materials and instructional methods. S/he is responsible for mentoring new teachers, conducting teaching workshops/seminars and observing teachers in the classroom. The position provides constructive feedback based on teacher evaluations. The position supervises Teachers in level 1-4 and reports directly to the Associate Director for Girls Empowerment Program.

Specific Roles

  1. Setting short and medium term education program plans in liaison with the Associate Director-GEP, teachers and other GEP staff, and monitor performance against those plans.
  2. Providing direct supervision to adult education teachers and vocational instructors and supporting them to achieve their goals as outlined in individual accountability plans.
  3. Assisting with planning and design of the adult education curriculum and measures of achievement; including collecting data for Heshima Kenya GEP performance monitoring plan, especially with regard to education indicators.
  4. Overall in charge of classroom supplies i.e., teaching and learning materials which includes: making requisitions on quarterly basis of the required school materials and equipment, distribution of the same to all levels in good time for appropriate utilization,
  5. Continuing to investigate any existing imbalances in GEP service provision in the girl’s empowerment centers, and designing and implementing initiatives aimed at increasing enrolment and improving retention and performance of girls into the program. Communicate immediately to the Associate Director-GEP any challenges that affect the quality of teaching in the classroom, or hinder meeting project goals and outcomes so that solutions are created and implemented in a timely manner.
  6. Monitoring progress of learners and working closely with teachers to ensure there is meaningful participation of learners in all aspects of learning.
  7. Reviewing termly and annual work plans, schemes of work, lesson plans and activity plans of the basic education program for comprehensiveness, clarity and adherence to GEP goals and objectives.
  8. Overseeing data collection and analysis in order to facilitate accurate and prompt provision of qualitative and quantitative information that will inform management on administrative and policy decision making.
  9. Provide feedback to the GEP Program Manager, the Senior Programs Manager, and Country Director on learners progress during meetings
  10. Organize and take part in GEP events, afternoon projects, field trip and any other activities that take place in the GEP.
  11. Work closely with volunteers, selected and screened by the GEP Program Manager to facilitate one on one tutoring with GEP participants after having identified areas in need of additional work, and provide materials and support to volunteers as necessary.
  12. Identify and develop working relationships with external adult education programs and testing centers for HK participants who may pursue Kenya Primary Certification outside GEP campus. Coordinate and monitor participants’ progress and attendance in said programs
  13. Complete enrollment and individual assessments for each GEP participant. Maintain standardized and unit testing and evaluation schedule in classroom providing updated scores and evaluations to the Associate Director-GEP on monthly basis.
  14. Support the GEP team with any other support if and when requested.

Qualifications

· Bachelor’s degree in education. A master’s degree will be an added advantage

· Over two years of track record is institutional management

· Good communication and interpersonal Skills

· Team player

· People management skills

· Knowledgeable on adult education curriculum, education reforms and law in Kenya

· Clear understanding of education policy and implementation

· Skills in education leadership and curriculum concept

How to apply:

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

Your application should be send to the address below indicating the position applied in the email subject by close of business Tuesday 6th April 2018. It should include a cover letter & a detailed CV (as one document in PDF format and given your sir name) with your contact details, details of current and expected remuneration, names and contacts of three referees, one of which should be your current supervisor.

Please note that Heshima Kenya does not charge any fees for receiving or processing job applications. Heshima Kenya is an equal opportunity employer.

NB. All applications should only be send through the email provided.

Heshima Kenya/ RefuSHE

P.O Box 63192 – 00619 Nairobi Kenya

Email: hr2016@heshimakenya.org

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Kenya: Associate Director, Girls Empowerment Program

Organization: Heshima Kenya
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 06 Apr 2018

Position Overview:

The position generally supports the senior management in ensuring strategic program direction, continued high performance and responsiveness to changing needs within the Girls Empowerment Program; s/he provides technical support and guidance to ensure that the program implementation adheres to appropriate standards. Supports capacity building of program staff and partners, and contributes to the overall strategic goals of the assigned programs/projects. Directs complex program or functions in consultation with senior leadership. Leads and administers basic and high school education programs based on adult learning curriculum as well as vocational training and entrepreneurial courses with minimal supervision. Reporting to the Director of Programs, the Associate Director is responsible for four primary activities: leadership of program leads (over 12 staff), direct support of education and vocational training programs (4 programs), and the design and implementation of annual program/project descriptions and budgets, participates in development of annual operational plan, and development of the program policies to improve program effectiveness, efficiency, relevance, impact and sustainability. The Director will ensure continuous improvement of Girls Empowerment Program, participants satisfaction, and academic performance as measured by national exams scores, program evaluation survey results, as well as creating strong and lasting synergy with the other programs and functions within the organization, and lasting partnerships with government line ministries at county and national levels, private sector as well as UN Agencies, foreign missions and; other stakeholders. The position plays a key role in resource mobilization through concept and proposal development, and; establishment and increase of partnerships and networks for the program and the organization in general.

Core Duties

· Leads GEP team in program design and drawing aligned work plans and budgets and oversee day to day implementation of the approved program activities.

· Oversees the design, implementation and direct supervision and evaluation for GEP curriculum content delivery

· Demonstrates and leads on high program quality for positive team experience and exceptional project accomplishments

· Develops quarterly and annual reports for tracking program/project progress and impact, program expenditures and donations.

· Participates in developing program literature and publications, updating website content, and creating signage for workshops and events

· Building, maintaining and encouraging a productive working relationship with all staff members

· Stimulating employees for achieving the desired results via positive methods and attitudes

· Ensuring that the morale of all the department personnel is positive and providing a viable organization so as to meet the commitments

· Providing leadership that would encourage employee productivity and also the responsiveness.

· Leads in developing and execution of both long term and short term recruitment strategy in GEP and positioning program to be strategically competitive and attractive to partners and donors

· Carrying out supervisory responsibilities that include planning, assigning and directing the work of supervisees, appraising the performances, rewarding the best employees and addressing complaints and also resolving the problems

· Under the leadership of the DoP, ensures quality technical support and performance management program for staying with the budgets.

Program Management

· Responsible for overall management of the GEP day to day operations

· Maintains a 360 degrees safety and confidential environment for the GEP participants

· Directly supervises Instructional Officer/education officer, day care manager, vocational training instructors and carrier guidance counselor as well as other team members to ensure maximum effectiveness and efficiency in the delivery of quality education and vocational skills

· Manages GEP donation acquisitions, distributions and storage

· Reviews GEP services on an ongoing basis and develops new strategies’ to address needs and or complex issues as they emerge both within and without

· Manages the administration and evaluation of programs. Oversee the interpretation, implementation and compliance with policies and regulations both for the organization and the government regulatory arms

· Recommends actions and/or resolve complex issues that often span the program boundaries

· Reports emergency cases or cases facing high risk directly to the Country Director for directions

· Represents the program at the Organization level and/or to external constituencies.

· Conducts crisis intervention, assessments and oversee intake procedures for participants to the GEP

· Ensures that GEP staff provide high quality, fair, culturally relevant, accessible services to the organization persons of concern; similarly ensuring that the agency mission and philosophy and policies are adhered

· Operations Management

· Manage the administration and evaluation of the program. Oversee the interpretation, implementation and compliance with policies and regulations.

· Recommend actions and/or resolves complex issues that often span the program boundaries.

· Represent the program at the Organization level and/or to external constituencies.

· Reviews GEP services and programs in conjunction with DoP on an ongoing basis and develop new strategies’ to address needs and or complex issues as they emerge as well as recommending new programs/project

· Attract, develop, coach, and retain high-performance team members, empowering them to elevate their level of responsibility, span of control, and performance

· Work with GEP staff to develop systems to ensure consistent, high-quality project management approaches

· Support the senior management team and line managers to make consistent and progressive steps toward organizational and programmatic consistency and sustainability; effectively communicate work plans and priorities derived from the organization's mission by partnering with senior leaders to follow through with coordinated accountabilities, objectives, and associated budgets

· Conduct yearly performance evaluations of direct reports, and implement the appropriate professional development tools and training to maximize operational effectiveness and to ensure the achievement of employee goals and performance benchmarks

· Partakes in resource mobilization through concept and proposal development, establishment and increase of partnerships and networks for the program and the organization in general

· Knowledge Management:

· Provide leadership in development of inter-team communication and cohesiveness, sustaining culture and supporting staff during organizational growth.

· Develop the necessary systems, processes, and tools to better support the facilitation, collection, and sharing of knowledge that is generated by the programs.

· Develop dissemination system to share organizational learning with a broad range of audience.

· Work collaboratively with the senior management team to integrate cross program activities and functions.

· Community and Public Relations

· The Associate Director holds some outreach responsibilities and works closely with the Director of programs and Country Director to present a strong, positive image of the organization, programs products and services to relevant stakeholders.

· Assist with the production of key communication tools such as an annual impact reports and other publications

· Assist with the production of outreach materials (displays, brochures, flyers, articles, press releases, website and background materials)

· Undertakes other responsibilities/duties not outlined above which are commensurate with a role of this nature in the humanitarian sector and which have been discussed and agreed between the line manager/superiors and the post holder.

Education and Professional Qualifications

· Bachelor’s degree in Education and or humanities discipline or related field with at least five (5) years of successful experience in program planning and management including grant funded programs. Master’s Degree in education, Leadership, project planning and management, business administration, will be added advantage

· Minimum of 5 years’ experience in nonprofit middle or senior management level, preferably in girls and women empowerment programs

· Knowledge of in management of girls and women empowerment programs will be added advantage

· Understanding of challenges facing refugees in Kenya and in the region

· Experience working with young people, preferably most vulnerable (experience working with refugee children will be a plus)

· Demonstrated ability to handle confidential and sensitive information

· Program Leadership and Management: This individual will have taken a hands-on approach in leading a variety of initiatives. The ideal candidate will have a track record of effectively leading a performance-based and outcome-based program and staff

· She will have developed and operationalized strategies that have taken a program or organization to the next stage of growth

· Team Building and Development: The successful candidate will have recruited, managed, and developed a strong team of staff, program/project officers, and development professionals. This individual will serve as a “player/coach” to motivate and mentor his or her team

· Exceptional Communication and Influencing Skills: As a voice/advocate for the program will have strong written and verbal communication skills. S/he will be a persuasive, credible, and polished communicator with excellent interpersonal and multidisciplinary project skills.

· This individual must work collaboratively with internal as well as external partners and other organizations, providing exposure for program impact to variety of audience

· Unwavering commitment to quality programs and excellence in organizational and project management with the ability to achieve strategic objectives, and manage a budget

· Strong demonstrated fundraising experience with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders including UN Agencies, foreign missions and private sector/corporates

· Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse team and culturally sensitive environment

· Integrity, positive attitude, mission-driven, and self-directed with demonstrated passion for the organization mission and commitment to working collaboratively with a management team of senior professionals

· Solid judgment and apparent leadership skills

· A team player, who can interrelate and operate effectively with peers and other associates within a collegial, yet demanding, work environment

· An individual who is able to handle a variety of constituencies, manage multiple tasks simultaneously and thrive in a complex environment with multiple priorities

· Strong analytical skills; basic business intuition, and common sense

· Strong work ethic

· Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

· Great verbal and written communication and skills.

· Knowledge about various business processes and daily office procedures.

· Great team player and the ability to shoulder responsibilities.

· Knowledge about the preparation of various reports.

· Superb coordination skills i.e. adjusting actions as per others’ actions.

· Active listening that involves paying full attention to the opinions of others.

· Superb interpersonal skills to push a proposal through.

· Proficiency in computer applications especially MS Office.

· Ability withstand stressful situations that may arise as a result of challenging work environment (interaction with children who have under gone very painful situations) Flexible enough to stretch beyond working hours to complete important and critical aspects of the job requirements

How to apply:

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

Your application should be send to the address below indicating the position applied in the email subject by close of business Tuesday 6th April 2018. It should include a cover letter & a detailed CV (as one document in PDF format and given your sir name) with your contact details, details of current and expected remuneration, names and contacts of three referees, one of which should be your current supervisor.

Please note that Heshima Kenya does not charge any fees for receiving or processing job applications. Heshima Kenya is an equal opportunity employer.

NB. All applications should only be send through the email provided.

Heshima Kenya/ RefuSHE

P.O Box 63192 – 00619 Nairobi Kenya

Email: hr2016@heshimakenya.org

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Kenya: Day Care/ECCD Supervisor

Organization: Heshima Kenya
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 23 Mar 2018

Position: Day Care/ECCD Supervisor

Department: Girls’ Empowerment Project

Term: Full-Time 1-year renewable

Position Overview

Provides leadership in administering and coordinating activities of the organization ECCD/Day Care Center including managing the day center budget, working closely with the Associate Director for GEP to develop policies for the Center, ensuring the appropriateness of program activities according to age and development levels of children; staff orientation, supervision and evaluation; referrals of parents to support staff /agencies and resource development activities as will be required. The ECCD/Day care manager reports directly to the Associate Director for GEP.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Oversees the daily operation of the ECCD/Day Care center and serves as the Center Head Teacher for the enrolled children in the day program; supervises, orients, schedules and evaluates child care staff and teachers.

  2. Assures that recipients of child care services meet the enrollment criteria for continued eligibility and collaborates with the Associate Director regarding participants eligibility, selection, enrollment, medical issues and any other special cases

  3. Maintains Child Care Center program in a manner that meets set conventional requirements including sanitation, safety, fire and other regulations ensuring the facility is a safe and a fun place for children to learn and live providing best possible experience

  4. In collaboration with the Associate Director, prepares a long term plan for sustaining child care services and assesses the feasibility for expansion of on-campus child care services in line with the emerging dynamics

  5. Develops both long- and short-term lesson plans based on the curriculum and philosophy/values of the organization

  6. Develops educational programs that adhere to child care standards, plan lessons for children and schedule activities that coordinate with lesson plans as well as recreational activities

  7. Responsible for supervising children and developing activities that they will both enjoy and learn from

  8. Collaborates with the Associate Director to find and enroll in formal schools the children graduating from the program.

  9. Advocates for center needs through the Associate Director to potential supporters/partners and to the senior management

  10. Prepares, manages and monitors the center budget; administers funds for activities

  11. Under supervision of the Associate Director, develops and revises center policies, procedures and handbooks.

  12. Ensures that all children have proper paperwork on file, including their health information, allergies, details of any medical conditions they suffer from and authorization from the parents stating if a child can be taken a photo or video recorded

  13. Provides information and support to families whose children are in care of the center including referrals to support agencies and parenting/family counseling resources

  14. Serves as the liaison with parents, other programs staff, visitors, ministry staff and partners/donors. Compiles data and generates reports.

  15. Organizes program evaluation activities to meet the organization set services delivery standards and well as state requirements

  16. She maintains a record of that growth and keeps parents up to date on the same including needs.

  17. Responsible for setting up own classroom to reflect the lessons she is currently teaching.

18.Must always report any suspected cases of child abuse to the Associate Director. The she must keep records of any reported abuse and the response of the investigator.

19.Undertakes other responsibilities/duties not outlined above which are commensurate with a role of this nature in the humanitarian sector and which have been discussed and agreed between the line manager/superiors and the post holder.

QUALIFICATIONS

· Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, Elementary Education or Special Education.

· At least 3 year of qualifying teaching experience in a certified child care center or comparable group care program in the care of preschool age children.

· At least one year of training and/or experience in management and supervision of adults.

· Knowledge of local and national regulations and standards that apply day care centers/ECE/ECCD

· Knowledge in curriculum development and various teaching methods

· effective program management techniques including program reporting and evaluation

· current early childhood education trends and quality child care issues

· principles and techniques of staff management and supervision

· Ability to develop policies and establish procedures; investigate, analyze and resolve a variety of problems;

· Provide information and support to staff and parents; develop and maintain effective working relationships with individuals and groups within and outside the center; communicate effectively both in oral and written form.

· Knowledge in administration of first aid

· The individual must be a self-starter who has the ability to make good judgments for the sake of the center, and who is reliable and trustworthy

· She is an effective communicator, as she’ll be interacting with both parents and children on a daily basis. must be kind, patient and loving, must be a strong leader,

· Must have the ability to manage a diverse group of children and staff

· Ability withstand stressful situations that may arise as a result of challenging work environment (interaction with children who have under gone very painful situations)

How to apply:

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

Your application should be send to the address below indicating the position applied in the email subject by close of business Friday 23rd March 2018. It should include a cover letter & a detailed CV (as one document in PDF format) with your contact details, details of current and expected remuneration, names and contacts of three referees.

Please note that we do not charge fees for receiving or processing job applications. Heshima Kenya is an equal opportunity employer.

NB. All applications should only be send through the email.

Heshima Kenya

P.O Box 63192 – 00619 Nairobi Kenya

Email: hr2016@heshimakenya.org

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.