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Kenya: Nutrition Expert

Organization: ACDI/VOCA
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 16 Sep 2018

Overview

Since 1963 and in 146 countries, ACDI/VOCA has empowered people in developing and transitional nations to succeed in the global economy. Based in Washington, D.C., ACDI/VOCA is a nonprofit international development organization that delivers technical and management assistance in agribusiness, financial services, enterprise development, community development and food security in order to promote broad-based economic growth and vibrant civil society.

Nutrition Expert, Kenya

Tanager, an ACDI/VOCA affiliate, is promptly seeking an experienced Nutrition-Sensitive Agriculture Expert for Impacting Gender & Nutrition through Innovative Technical Exchange in Agriculture (IGNITE) project funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. This 5-year project will improve household nutrition and women's empowerment by strengthening African institutions' ability to integrate nutrition and gender in agriculture interventions and business practices.

The Nutrition Expert will provide thought leadership on the development of tools, resources, and models that will facilitate the integration of nutrition into agriculture interventions. S/he will lead provision of technical services to IGNITE clients, supporting them to design, implement, and monitor nutrition-sensitive business strategies and agriculture activities in Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Nigeria, and Tanzania.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Lead the analysis of research and field assessments to identify nutrition-sensitive approaches that increase consumption of safe, nutritious food.
  • Co-create the design and implementation of interventions that increase household production, access to, purchase, and consumption of nutrient-rich foods.
  • Apply gender best practices to introduce innovative approaches to address barriers to intrahousehold allocation of food and joint decision making over household nutrition, income expenditure, and production decisions.
  • Develop and test tools that integrate both gender and nutrition into the design and implementation of agriculture activities.
  • Design and conduct participatory training and workshops on nutrition-sensitive agriculture for clients.
  • Support clients on development, refinement, and/or roll-out of nutrition-sensitive business policies and procedures.
  • Contribute to development of case studies that make the business case for integrating nutrition into agriculture activities and business plans.
  • Collaborate with evaluation partners in designing tools and evaluations that identify most effective and efficient models for increasing equitable consumption of safe, affordable, nutritious food year-round.
  • Support identification of local service providers; conduct trainings and other capacity building activities for identified local service providers; accompany local service providers in providing technical support to IGNITE clients.**QUALIFICATIONS:**

  • Master's degree in nutrition, public health, or a relevant discipline.

  • Minimum of 8 years of progressively responsible experience in sub-Saharan Africa, in at least 3 different countries; including a minimum of five years' experience facilitating training on nutrition-sensitive agriculture, leading nutrition analysis, and identifying nutrition-sensitive interventions for agriculture programs or organizations; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Demonstrated experience integrating nutrition into agriculture projects and knowledge of nutrition-sensitive agriculture concepts in sub-Saharan Africa; experience in West and East Africa preferred.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of and proven successful ability to design and conduct trainings and workshops and lead interviews, focus groups, and other formative research methodologies

  • Demonstrated knowledge of social and behavior change communication theory and techniques.

  • Understanding of gender-integrated agriculture concepts in Africa and ability to integrate a gender lens into nutrition-sensitive approaches.

  • Experience working with agricultural market systems, rural producers, farmers' associations, agribusinesses, private sector agricultural production, marketing, or sales, and/or governments.

  • Strong analytical skills, including ability to gather and analyze a variety of information pertaining to issues and to develop appropriate recommendations for action.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including demonstrated ability to write required documents in a clear, concise, well-organized manner.

  • Fluency in English, written and oral, required; French language skills strongly desired.

  • Ability to travel in Sub-Saharan Africa for up to 40%.

Applicants from African countries strongly encouraged to apply.

The applications will be reviewed promptly upon receipt, only finalists will be contacted. ACDI/VOCA is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities and people from diverse groups are encouraged to apply.

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Kenya: Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning Intern

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

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

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

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

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

The key roles and responsibility of the intern will be:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Skills and Experience

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

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

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

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

· Good understanding of institutional donor contract management

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

· Strong data collection, analytical and reporting skills

· Ability to work both independently and in a team.

· Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and Kiswahili

· Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and oral

·**Qualities**

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

· Dynamic and willing to take initiative

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

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

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

Experience of working with marginalised rural and urban communities.

How to apply:

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

Kenya: Trocaire

Organization: Trócaire
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 24 Aug 2018

Terms of Reference

CONTRACT TITLE: Training on Project Cycle Management (PCM)

NATURE OF THE CONTRACT:Consultancy**

Duration:12 working days

Location: Nairobi

Organizational Profile

Trócaire is an Irish development agency that was established in 1973 by the Catholic Bishops of Ireland. Trócaire’s whose work is inspired by Catholic Social teachings, with an overarching commitment to social justice. Trócaire works in 11 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East, working through local partner organizations to deliver programs on issues relating to: Accountable Governance and Human Rights; Natural Resource Use and Resource Rights; Women’s Empowerment; and Humanitarian Preparedness and Response.

Introduction to Trocaire Kenya Programmes

Trócaire has been working in Kenya for over 30 years and established an office in Nairobi in 1994. We collaborate with over 20 local NGOs to deliver our Country Strategic Plan, which focuses on:

1) Accountable Governance: Public participation, social accountability and civil society space;

2) Resilient Livelihoods: Agricultural production, agricultural markets, livelihoods diversification, financial inclusion, regenerative natural resource management, community managed disaster risk reduction in ASALs, specifically Turkana, and Upper Eastern (Embu, Kitui, Tharaka Nithi)

3) Natural Resource Rights: Land and natural resource rights in the context of oil and gas industry in Turkana

4) Women’s Empowerment and Prevention of Violence Against Women and Girls: Personal empowerment, economic empowerment, attitude and behavior change, access to essential services, focused on adolescent girls and young women in slum settlements in Nairobi and Nakuru

5) Humanitarian preparedness and response: Emergency drought response in ASAL Counties

Purpose of the consultancy assignment

The objective of the consultancy is to deliver a comprehensive PCM training for Trocaire Kenya staff and partners.

Expected Outputs and Deliverables

The consultancy will consist of the following tasks:

  • Conducting a training needs assessment
  • Adjusting the existing training curricula for the target audience
  • Preparation of training modules (including handouts/handbooks for participants)
  • Delivering trainings (prepare and compile training pack for participants, including all relevant supporting materials ; agenda, presentations, handouts, group exercises, exercises for individual work, reference materials, evaluation forms, etc.)
  • Reporting (Upon the completion of the training delivery, the trainer will prepare a final report that will include, but will not be limited to: training goals and results achieved number of trainees, analysis of pre and after training knowledge, lessons learned and recommendations)

Qualifications of the Successful Consultants

Trócaire Kenya seeks to engage the services of qualified and experienced consultant(s)/consultancy firm to lead on this training. The consultant(s)/consultancy firm must have the following qualifications and experience:

● The lead consultant(s) must be qualified to at least a Master’s degree level.

● The lead consultant(s) must have at least 10 years’ experience in project management in the development sector

● Practical knowledge and experience in developing training curriculum and facilitating training workshops

● Demonstrated ability to write high quality, clear, concise reports in English.

● Sound interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team environment

Duties and Responsibilities

Consultant:

· Deliver the assignment in accordance with the TOR and contract

Trocaire

· Provide and ensure access to all required documentation for purposes of this assignment

· Ensure logistical requirements for field-based work are provided for the consultancy team (where needed)

Timeline and Contract Details

Time for consultancy shall be approximately 12 working days from end of September to Mid – October 2018The consultant shall pay the taxes, levies and other impositions levied under the applicable law and Trócaire will deduct such taxes as may be lawfully required (ie. withholding tax).Trócaire contract procedures and standards shall apply before, during and after the completion of the assignment.

How to apply:

Trócaire invites interested individuals and companies to submit the following application documents:

● A Brief Expression of interest outlining how the consultant(s) meets the selection criteria and their understanding of the ToR and methodology.

● Technical Proposal, not more than 7 pages outlining the approach and methodologies, complete with a proposed activities schedule/work plan with time frame.

● Financial proposal detailing consultant(s) itemized fees should be annexed on the technical proposals

● Names and CVs of individuals or team members proposed and their roles in the achievement of the assignment

● 3 professional referees (previous clients) and sample reports of similar assignments taken in the recent past

· 3 examples of similar pieces of work completed within the past two years

· Work references – contact details (e-mail addresses) of referees (firms for whom you’ve produced similar assignments);

· Sample of similar assignment previously delivered by your company but from the people named on the bid.

The proposal shall be sent, in soft copy, to hrkenya@trocaire.org with “**Training on Project Cycle Management” as the subject heading no later than 24th August 2018.**

Kenya: Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Manager – Re-Advertisement

Organization: FilmAid International
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 29 Aug 2018

Reports directly to: PROGRAMMES DIRECTOR

Duty Station: DADAAB & KAKUMA REFUGEE CAMPS

Date of posting: 16th August 2018

Closing date: 29th August 2018

ABOUT FILMAID:

FilmAid is a non-profit humanitarian and development organisation that uses the power and influence of media to combat critical social issues. It creates multimedia content designed to inform, inspire and empower the displaced population and the surrounding hosting communities. It uses strategic and integrated approach to distribution including; Radio broadcasts, mobile cinema, film based workshops, magnet theatre, Public Service Announcements, community action mobilised activities and media arts entrepreneurship training.

GENERAL POSITION SUMMARY:

The Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning Manager is tasked to keep the organization informed of progress in realizing its strategic objectives. The position requires exemplary research, analytical & interpersonal communication skills to be used in communicating impact and promoting learning within the organization and externally with donors, government and other key stakeholders.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Direct responsibility and accountability for planning management and oversight of CwC outreach, livelihood and media arts programmes and projects and any other research, monitoring and evaluations relating to the Kenya Country office;
  • Establishes mechanisms to assure all mandatory M&E requirements are met, the intended results are produced;
  • Provides evaluation feedback into policy/project/programme design, including comments on various documents and regularly monitors risk logs of projects;
  • Follows up on implementation of evaluation recommendations; ensuring the optimal use of evaluation by providing guidance in preparation of timely management response to all mandatory evaluations and by developing a communication plan;
  • Provides support to internal teams and stakeholders on ways and means to improve M&E related components and activities;
  • Provides support at the design stage of programmes/projects for setting up a framework with defined indicators to facilitate the evaluation at the later stages;
  • Leadership and coordination of evaluation missions for projects, sectoral and thematic evaluations, including desk evaluations/studies on selected sectors/themes;
  • Supports the development of project proposals – particularly performance monitoring plans and M&E sections;
  • Develop standards for measuring quality of activities implemented;
  • Lead in assessing the quality of programmes on a routine basis;
  • Communicate challenges, lessons learned, opportunities and best practice resulting from quality assurance activities;
  • Ensures timely submission of good quality M&E report, including any other reports requiring M&E inputs. The reports should enlighten, inspire and record compliance for internal and external use, and contain data of sufficient quality to be valid for evaluation;
  • In collaboration with HQ support in the preparation of organizations annual reports;
  • Contribute to global research and learning on Communicating with Communities (CwC) methodologies;

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY

All project team members.

Works directly with: Senor Management Team (SMT: Country Director, Creative and Content Director, Operations Director) Management team (MT: Executive Coordinator, Programme Coordinator, Finance Manager, Creative and Content Manager, Field/Site Managers). Supervise all program team members in the Kenya operation by articulating expectations, displaying model behavior, maintaining open lines of communication and being clear about roles and relationships. Work directly with Senior Management Team to design, monitor and report program performance objectives.

QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS

  • A degree or equivalent in Media for Development or related field with certificate/diploma in Programme Monitoring and Evaluation;
  • At least 4 years experience operational M&E experience at the national and international level in development and humanitarian issues;
  • Expertise and familiarity with cutting-edge M&E methods, designing results frameworks and evaluating development results, including experience in practical implementation of impact evaluations, experimental and quasi-experimental evaluations, particularly in public and private enterprises;
  • Demonstrated experience in applying qualitative/participatory research methods; linking planning to M&E; results based approaches;
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages, experience in handling of web based management systems; proficiency in using statistical analysis software, such as SPSS and Excel); qualitative data analysis software (such as QSR) will be an asset;
  • Experienced in rendering M&E results with Social Behavior Change Communication approaches;
  • Experience with principles and practice of humanitarian aid and/or development;
  • Has lived and is willing to live and work in non-family workstations.

KEY SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES:

  • Fluency in written and spoken English and Kiswahili is essential.
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills.
  • Creative and analytical thinker with the ability to manage multiple projects.
  • Must be highly organized and able to work with other teams.

How to apply:

Interested and qualified persons with the required experience are invited to submit their applications with only Cover Letter, CV and 3 references to Email address: jobskenya@filmaid.org on or before 29th August 2018 5.00 pm EAT and clearly indicate on the subject line as ‘Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Manager and stating your expected remuneration for this role.

Note that applicants who send letters of references, testimonials or any other documents apart from those requested will be automatically disqualified. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. FilmAid is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Important Notice: If you have applied for this position before you need not to re-apply.

Ethiopia: Executive Director Africa – CIFF

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

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

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

Executive Director Africa
Addis Ababa or Nairobi
Competitive Package

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

Key responsibilities include:

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

Key requirements are:

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

How to apply:

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

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

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

Kenya: Subject Matter Experts, Kenya Dairy Value Chain Project

Organization: ACDI/VOCA
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 08 Sep 2018

Since 1963 and in 146 countries, ACDI/VOCA has empowered people in developing and transitional nations to succeed in the global economy. Based in Washington, D.C., ACDI/VOCA is a nonprofit international development organization that delivers technical and management assistance in agribusiness, financial services, enterprise development, community development and food security in order to promote broad-based economic growth and vibrant civil society. ACDI/VOCA currently has approximately 49 projects in 30 countries and total revenues of $151 million.

Subject Matter Experts, Kenya Dairy Value Chain Project

ACDI/VOCA is currently preparing for a Dairy Value Chain Project in Kenya funded by GIZ. The anticipated project will catalyze innovations in agriculture and food sector with aim to improve small holder's incomes, increase employment and enhance the regional food supply in the rural target regions of Bungoma, Kakamega and Saya counties. The project will continue strengthening knowledge of dairy farmers in Good Agricultural Practices through ATVET based training; enhancing service orientation of dairy cooperatives, and promotion of commercial production as employment opportunities for youth and women.

For project positions and short-term consulting opportunities, ACDI/VOCA is promptly seeking experts with the experience in the following technical areas:

  • Cooperative development and organizational capacity of service providers
  • Agricultural extension and training;
  • Agricultural Technical Vocational Education and Training (ATVET)
  • Food safety
  • Dairy production and value chain development;
  • Good Husbandry practices in dairy farming;
  • Fodder value chain development;
  • ICT in agriculture
  • Gender and Youth empowerment

QUALIFICATIONS

While each position will have its own operational and technical scope under the project, overall qualifications will meet the below:

General qualifications

  • University degree in agricultural science, agricultural economics, animal sciences or related discipline; Master's degree or other advanced degree strongly preferred
  • Minimum 20 years of working experience in rural development projects either in the area of agricultural extension or/and cooperative development or/and dairy farming (for long term positions)

Specific qualifications

  • Practical knowledge of ATVET approach and excellent training skills
  • Excellent knowledge of dairy value chain support activities of government and non-government organisations and donors in Kenya and good networking abilities
  • Client and partner orientation, efficient work practices, interdisciplinary thinking and training experience are required
  • Experience of collaboration with GIZ or other donors is an asset
  • Extraordinary coordination and communication skills
  • Fluent (written and spoken) in English

Kenya Nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.

The applications will be reviewed promptly upon receipt, only finalists will be contacted. ACDI/VOCA is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities and people from diverse groups are encouraged to apply.

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Kenya: Assistant Maintenance Technician-Kemri-Wellcome Trust- Kenya,Kilifi.

Organization: Wellcome Trust
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 23 Aug 2018

OVERALL JOB PURPOSE

  • To undertake maintenance and repairs of assigned portfolio of Buildings, Equipment, Systems and Plants within the unit.

REPORTS TO

  • Building Services Engineer

DIRECT REPORTS

  • None

INDIRECT REPORTS

  • None

BUDGET AND RESOURCE RESPONSIBILITY:

  • Assigned common tools

  • Assigned tools box

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Carry out routine preventive maintenance procedures (PMP) and undertake routine maintenance of equipment. and Systems

  • To supervise maintenance activities carried out by sub-contractors; provide access to offices and document sub contractors’ visits.

  • Undertake basic installations and repairs to assigned portfolio, escalating any unresolved problems to the Supervisor.

  • Tag all assigned equipment brought to the workshop for repair, ensuring that the same are returned to their respective departments or areas on completion of work.

  • Observe personal safety measures by proper use of PPE.

  • Maintain good housekeeping habits in the workshop and working area.

  • Keeping Safe custody of assigned tools box and assigned common tools.

  • Record and document all works undertaken and spares used in Job Cards

  • Operation of the Incinerator as may be assigned and maintaining appropriate records.

  • Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time

QUALIFICATIONS

  • An Engineering certificate in Electrical or Mechanical or Biomedical or Air-conditioning or equivalent

  • At least 2 years’ experience carrying out maintenance of electrical, mechanical and air conditioning systems, plumbing works etc.

  • Experience in record keeping and basic report writing

  • Knowledge of good workshop practices

  • Knowledge of relevant health and safety practices.

  • Basic Computer skills.

  • Ability to communicate clearly (written and oral) in English and Kiswahili

COMPETENCIES

  • Good troubleshooting and fault diagnosis skills

  • Ability to prioritise, plan and organise own work

  • Ability to work with minimal supervision

  • Proactive and initiative in resolution of problems

  • Good interpersonal skills

  • Well groomed; neat and clean appearance.

How to apply:

Application Procedure

Click on the link below to apply on Kemri-Wellcome Trust job website

jobs.kemri-wellcome.org/job-advert/assistant-maintenance-technician

Kenya: Somalia Programme Advisor

Organization: Life and Peace Institute
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 19 Aug 2018

Position: Somalia Programme Advisor

Location: Nairobi, with frequent travel to Somalia

The Life & Peace Institute (LPI) is an international centre that supports and promotes non-violent approaches to conflict transformation through a combination of research and action that entails the strengthening of existing local capacities and enhancing preconditions for building peace.

General Terms of Reference

· Play a key role in the design, implementation, and monitoring of LPI’s Somalia Programme 2017-2020, including the development of new projects.

· Provide methodological and technical support to LPI’s partners to strengthen their peacebuilding engagement (conflict analysis, conflict sensitivity etc.) and organisational development.

· Maintains a solid and up-to-date understanding of dynamics in Somalia and the region, and proactively manages changes in the programme’s scope; identifies potential crisis and devises contingency plans.

· Ensure regular presence and close accompaniment of LPI’s partners in the field as part of programme implementation; this requires frequent travel within Somalia.

· Ensure timely and regular reporting on project implementation to the immediate line manager and contribute to donor liaison and reporting.

· Actively contribute to the design and implementation of relevant participatory research products and/or policy engagement with a range of policy actors and influencers in Somalia and abroad.

· Document “Success stories” and other information to contribute to organisational reporting and learning.

· Liaise and collaborate with other peacebuilders, civil society and academia at local, regional and international levels.

· Any other tasks as assigned by line manager.

Work Relationships: Country Manager, Programme Manager, Finance & Admin Unit, LPI Partners, Kenya Programme team, Somalia Programme Advisors, Director of Programmes, Director of Global Policy, Global Comms Advisor.

Education, knowledge and skills

  • Professional experience implementing peacebuilding and conflict transformation programmes.
  • Professional experience in participatory research design, development of tools, data collection, analysis and writing research outcomes and/or experience engaging policymakers and influencers at different levels (including drafting of policy briefs).
  • University degree in peacebuilding, development studies or other relevant fields (political and social sciences). Bachelor with relevant skills and experience (5+ years) may be considered. Master’s preferred.
  • Excellent analytical writer (English). Fluency in both spoken and written Somali language required.
  • Demonstrated interest in peacebuilding field and NGO experience a strong asset.
  • Able to travel to field locations across south central Somalia.
  • Balanced, mature personality with developed diplomatic/ interpersonal skills.
  • Able to cope with working in stressful environments.
  • Eager and flexible mind, willing to acquire new skills on the job.
  • The candidate does not require a work permit to work in Kenya.

How to apply:

Send a one-page letter detailing your qualifications and interests in the subject area and a full CV to nairobi @life-peace.org. Please state “Somalia Programme Advisor” as a reference in the subject line of the email. The deadline is 19th August 2018, at 23.00 EAT. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Kenya: REGIONAL HEAD OF STRATEGY AND INNOVATION

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

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

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

Overall Objective:

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

Key Responsibilities:

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

Required Qualifications and Experience:

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

How to apply:

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

NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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

Kenya: 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

EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS

Essential

· 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

Desirable

· 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

Disclaimer:

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

How to apply:

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