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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: Gender Expert, Kenya

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.

Gender Expert, Kenya

Tanager, an ACDI/VOCA affiliate, is promptly seeking a Gender 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 Gender Expert will provide thought leadership on the development of tools, resources, and models that will facilitate the integration of gender into agriculture interventions. S/he will lead provision of technical services to IGNITE clients, supporting them to design, implement, and monitor gender-sensitive business strategies and agriculture activities in Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Nigeria, and Tanzania.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Lead the analysis of research and field assessments to identify gender-specific challenges and opportunities for female social and economic empowerment, particularly in household decision-making.
  • Co-create the design and implementation of gender activities that employ intergenerational and male engagement approaches.
  • Design and conduct participatory training and workshops on gender mainstreaming for clients.
  • Collaborate with evaluation partners in designing tools and assessments that identify most effective and efficient models for increasing women's empowerment in agriculture.
  • Advise on and support development, collection, and analysis of indicators for measuring gender gaps and empowerment; identify and mitigate risks for intended and unintended impacts; support collection of sex- and age-disaggregated data.
  • Support clients on development, refinement, alignment, and/or roll-out of policies and procedures to promote gender mainstreaming and equitable business practices.
  • Contribute to development of case studies that make the business case for integrating gender into agriculture activities and business plans.
  • Develop and test tools that integrate both gender and nutrition into the design and implementation of agriculture activities.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Advanced degree in sociology, anthropology, women's studies, gender studies, or other related discipline.
  • Minimum of 8 years of progressively responsible experience in Sub-Saharan Africa, in at least 3 different countries; with an international NGO mainstreaming gender equity into food security, nutrition, or agriculture programs.
  • Minimum of 5 years' experience facilitating training on gender, leading gender analysis and/or gender audits, providing gender technical support to organizations and institutions; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Proven successful ability to conduct gender analyses, including leading research teams, facilitating focus groups, and conducting interviews.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop evidence-based recommendations and interventions to promote gender equity and women's empowerment.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of social and behavior change communication theory and techniques.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including demonstrated ability to write required documents, analyses and reports 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: 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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7 Youth Development Officers Jobs in Kenya

Youth Development Officer II


Ref: TUR/CPSB/056/2017/2018:

Job Group “J”

Positions: 7

Terms of service: Permanent and pensionable

Responsibilities

·         Collection, Collation and submission of Data on Youth and Health.

·         Gender mainstreaming Youth affairs at the County level.

·         Researching & disseminating information on Youth Employment, Health and Crimes.

·         Drug abuse and Gender special needs.

·         Environmental conservation and Empowerment.

·         Enterprise development leisure/recreation and Community Centers

·         Developing & promoting an integrated information system for the youth

·         Strengthening linkages & Dynamic Partnership’s among Stakeholders.

Requirements

·         Bachelor’s Degree in Social Science from a recognized institution in Kenya;

·         Certificate in computer application

·         Three years of experience in the field, one (1) of which must be at a mid-level managerial position in youth affairs in the public service or equivalent in the private sector.

NOTE:

Salary, allowances and other benefits are per the rates prescribed by the salaries and remuneration commission.

How to Apply

All written applications, CVs, copies of certificates, testimonials and identity card should be submitted in a sealed envelope clearly marked on the left side the position being applied for and addressed to:

The Secretary,
Turkana County Public Service Board,
P.O. BOX 05 – 30500
Lodwar

OR

Delivered by hand at the reception desk at Turkana County Public Service Board Offices located along Nawaitorong’ road Opposite Lodwar Club located off Kitale-Lodwar highway.

All applications to reach the office before the close of business on Monday, 15th June, 2018

Important information to all candidates;

·         Applicants are advised to apply for only one position

·         Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

·         Any form of canvassing or lobbying will lead to automatic disqualification

·         Officers serving with the County Government of Turkana will be required to fill form TCPSB 2B which will be collected from Turkana County Public Service Board Offices during working hours.

N/B Youth, Women and Persons Living with disability (PWDs) are encouraged to apply.

Kenya: COUNTRY DIRECTOR – SOMALIA

Organization: CARE USA
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 28 Jun 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.

CARE is seeking a dynamic and experienced Country Director, based in Nairobi, Kenya to lead CARE’s work in Somalia. The selected candidate will have the opportunity to work with a devoted team, to drive impact that benefits women and girls, addresses injustice and discrimination, and enhance the lives of poor and vulnerable communities. The Country Director is the senior leader and representative for CARE Somalia. S/he will lead the team to ensure the strategic visioning, development, funding, and implementation of CARE’s program portfolio.

The County Director will be responsible for fulfilling the CARE International approved “Performance Standards of Country Offices”. S/he will oversee the development, funding and implementation of the Country Office (CO) program portfolio. The person in this role will be responsible for the management of adequate emergency preparedness and emergency programming and operations. S/he will establish and sustain productive relationships and political influence with government officials, donors and strategic partners. The Country Director will lead the CO’s fundraising strategy to ensure the CO’s financial viability. An organizational citizen, s/he will contribute to CI’s global strategy, shares knowledge and support the generation of evidence to inform CARE’s global programming.

In this role, the CD will be accountable for competent operational and risk management, including the proper management, well-being and safety of CARE staff and the proper stewardship of CARE’s resources. The CD is expected to model and ensure systematic practice of CARE’s core values – Respect, Integrity, Commitment and Excellence. S/he will promote Gender Equality and Diversity among Country Office staff.

The CD will be innovative, strategic and is expected to model new ways of working, will drive the teams toward the CARE 2020 vision, foster innovation, holistic planning and programming and work to build effective teams, coalitions and networks. S/he will encourage and practice on-going staff development to motivate and strengthen the teams’ resilience in the face of change.

Responsibilities:

  • Build and maintain a strong, innovative senior leadership team
  • Lead the design, implementation, and evolution of the Country Office (CO) strategic plan
  • Oversee CO programming to advance CARE’s vision and mission, in line with CARE’s Program Strategy and standards for program quality
  • Direct the mobilization, management, and accounting of all resources in the CO
  • Oversee the management and development of CO human resources to ensure a diverse, skilled, and productive workforce
  • Develop and enhance relationships, partnerships, and networks between the CO, other parts of CARE and external organizations to maximize CARE’s impact on poverty and social justice

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in related field. Master’s degree preferred
  • 6-8 years of experience in senior management position in development or humanitarian field
  • Demonstrated skills in influencing decision makers in adopting/reinforcing pro-poor policies and creating an enabling environment for social justice
  • Strategic and Operational Management
    • Demonstrated experience in leading strategic and operational planning and analysis
    • Demonstrated management skills in an international setting
  • People/Relationship Management
    • Demonstrated self-awareness, leadership, and interpersonal skills
    • Experience supervising and developing a multi-disciplinary team in a cross-cultural setting
  • Demonstrated interest and ability to give feedback, develop, motivate and lead a diverse team to achieve results;
  • Demonstrated use of positive coping strategies in stressful environments
  • Must possess excellent resource mobilization skills
  • Experience and skills in leading organizational change processes
  • Experience with financial management as demonstrated by the ability to:
    • Manage a complex budget
    • Ensure donor compliance and reporting
  • Ability to establish a learning culture within the CO and to facilitate knowledge sharing across CARE
  • Proven experience developing and managing various forms of external partnerships
  • Strong representation, influencing and negotiation skills

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=4285

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: Horn of Africa Emergency Coordinator ( National Position)

Organization: CARE
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 07 Jun 2018

CARE is an organization driven by its mission to overcome poverty and social injustice. CARE has a presence in over 25 countries in Africa. We are seeking a bright, dynamic and resourceful person to take up an exciting challenge in the capacity of Horn of Africa Emergency Coordinator to be based in Nairobi, Kenya with frequent travel to other CARE Country Office.

Position Summary

The Horn of Africa Emergency Coordinator will provides support to CARE Country Offices in emergency preparedness and response by monitoring the humanitarian situation in the Horn of Africa, leading the Emergency Preparedness process in each of the country offices, identifying the need of capacity building and take action accordingly, taking part in the decision making process for potential response during a humanitarian crisis as well as Monitoring the Humanitarian response of the country offices through regular field visit and utilization of CARE International reporting tools.

Duties & Responsibilities

  1. In coordination with the Country Offices, collect and compile information on the context and humanitarian needs.
  2. Produce short update on the needs and potential risk in the Horn of Africa.
  3. In coordination with the Assistant Country Director Program or Emergency Coordinator, ensure that each Country Office (CO) has an updated Emergency Preparedness Plan.
  4. Monitor the progress of the CO against their Preparedness action plan on a monthly basis.
  5. Based on the capacity assessment of the CO, propose training or other capacity building initiative.
  6. Facilitate training when needed or support the CO to identify the resources.
  7. Support the CO in the definition of the key steps to initiate an emergency response based on situation analysis as well as the CO capacity Assessment (Alert, Response Strategy, Sitrep)
  8. In some case, act as Team Leader for the CO emergency response.
  9. For each Humanitarian project, ensure that the CO use the appropriate monitoring system in line with CI standards.
  10. For each Humanitarian project ensure the CARE Humanitarian Accountability Framework is in place.
  11. Ensure Gender focus in all that we do and ensure quality programming in our core sectors using a gender lens.
  12. Work closely with the RHC ECSA on the definition of the priorities for the Horn of Africa.
  13. Report on regular basis on the status of the Emergency Response and Preparedness in the Horn of Africa region.

Requirements

  1. Bachelor’s Degree in a related field of study or relevant combination of qualifications and experience, in a similar field.
  2. A minimum 5 years’ experience in humanitarian preparedness, risk reduction and response; experience and knowledge of the region; experience in programme design, management, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, including SPHERE standards, donor relations, security and protection considerations; experience in scale-up emergency response ;
  3. Excellent training, coaching and mentoring skills;
  4. High level of writing and communication skills;
  5. Willingness to spend high proportion of time travelling away from home (approx. 50%) and be deployed with limited notice period.
  6. Proficiency in English.

How to apply:

Iinterested candidates who meet the criteria above are encouraged of to send their application letters and detailed CV to recruitsom@care.org by 7th June 2018. Please indicate the title of the position applied for as the subject line while applying.

CARE is an equal opportunity employer promoting gender, equity and diversity. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

Kenya: Horn of Africa Emergency Coordinator

Organization: CARE
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 07 Jun 2018

CARE is an organization driven by its mission to overcome poverty and social injustice. CARE has a presence in over 25 countries in Africa. We are seeking a bright, dynamic and resourceful person to take up an exciting challenge in the capacity of Horn of Africa Emergency Coordinator to be based in Nairobi, Kenya with frequent travel to other CARE Country Office.

Position Summary

The Horn of Africa Emergency Coordinator will provides support to CARE Country Offices in emergency preparedness and response by monitoring the humanitarian situation in the Horn of Africa, leading the Emergency Preparedness process in each of the country offices, identifying the need of capacity building and take action accordingly, taking part in the decision making process for potential response during a humanitarian crisis as well as Monitoring the Humanitarian response of the country offices through regular field visit and utilization of CARE International reporting tools.

Duties & Responsibilities

  1. In coordination with the Country Offices, collect and compile information on the context and humanitarian needs.
  2. Produce short update on the needs and potential risk in the Horn of Africa.
  3. In coordination with the Assistant Country Director Program or Emergency Coordinator, ensure that each Country Office (CO) has an updated Emergency Preparedness Plan.
  4. Monitor the progress of the CO against their Preparedness action plan on a monthly basis.
  5. Based on the capacity assessment of the CO, propose training or other capacity building initiative.
  6. Facilitate training when needed or support the CO to identify the resources.
  7. Support the CO in the definition of the key steps to initiate an emergency response based on situation analysis as well as the CO capacity Assessment (Alert, Response Strategy, Sitrep)
  8. In some case, act as Team Leader for the CO emergency response.
  9. For each Humanitarian project, ensure that the CO use the appropriate monitoring system in line with CI standards.
  10. For each Humanitarian project ensure the CARE Humanitarian Accountability Framework is in place.
  11. Ensure Gender focus in all that we do and ensure quality programming in our core sectors using a gender lens.
  12. Work closely with the RHC ECSA on the definition of the priorities for the Horn of Africa.
  13. Report on regular basis on the status of the Emergency Response and Preparedness in the Horn of Africa region.

Requirements

  1. Bachelor’s Degree in a related field of study or relevant combination of qualifications and experience, in a similar field.
  2. A minimum 5 years’ experience in humanitarian preparedness, risk reduction and response; experience and knowledge of the region; experience in programme design, management, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, including SPHERE standards, donor relations, security and protection considerations; experience in scale-up emergency response ;
  3. Excellent training, coaching and mentoring skills;
  4. High level of writing and communication skills;
  5. Willingness to spend high proportion of time travelling away from home (approx. 50%) and be deployed with limited notice period.
  6. Proficiency in English.

How to apply:

Iinterested candidates who meet the criteria above are encouraged of to send their application letters and detailed CV to recruitsom@care.org by 7th June 2018. Please indicate the title of the position applied for as the subject line while applying.

CARE is an equal opportunity employer promoting gender, equity and diversity. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

Kenya: Head of Advocacy & Partnerships

Organization: Fairtrade Africa
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 08 Apr 2018

POSITION OVERVIEW:

Post holder reports to: Executive Director

Staff Reporting to this Position:

  • Gender and Social Compliance Manager

  • Fundraising Officer

  • Communications Officers

  • Programmes and Information Manager

Main Purpose of Job

To support and facilitate the fulfilment of FTA strategy implementation through the development and implementation of appropriate advocacy and partnership strategies and plans that enable the empowerment, participation and beneficiation of farmers and workers through trade.

Main responsibilities

This is an exciting opportunity to lead the development of a continental advocacy and partnership strategy in a dynamic organisation;

  • Develop strategies for advocacy and partnership initiatives for the organisation, its networks and programs.
  • Be the lead advisor on global, regional and national policy and advocacy, monitoring and accountability initiatives for the implementation of the Fairtrade Standard and relevant SDGs.
  • Develop and cultivate partnerships that are relevant to the achievement of FTA’s strategic objectives.

Key Performance Areas

Develop Strategies for advocacy initiatives

· Lead and manage processes for developing the FTA Advocacy strategy Support regional teams to develop Advocacy Action Plans based on clear context, and stakeholder analysis.

· Support regional teams in developing advocacy strategies for the country and regional product networks.

· Participate in designing and inputting into global advocacy activities, and ensure all global advocacy and influencing initiatives are informed by local and regional needs

· Develop an annual FTA work plan in collaboration with HORs and regional advocacy focal points including the Gender and Social Compliance Manager.

· Take leadership in defining overarching advocacy activities that FTA prioritises i.e Climate Change, Gender, Living Income & Living Wage, Diversification, Value Addition and South to South markets.

· Participate in global advocacy initiatives that relate to the prioritised core products i.e Cocoa, Coffee, & Banana.

· Monitor and assess opportunities to influence international, regional, sub-regional, and national policy, using focused interventions and engaging key partners in support of strategic objectives.

· Support regions to manage and develop responses to immerging or existing issues that may negatively impact the benefits of Fairtrade to farmers and workers. National Policies, Practices and or By Laws

· Coordinating and communicating with the wider organisation and the Fairtrade System on strategy planning and implementation of emerging policy and advocacy initiatives.

Building Partnerships for social change

· Design and develop FTA partnership strategies

· Develop and maintain an FTA Partner Database, indicating partnerships by theme and by key products and by key technical skills and capabilities.

· Explore and research on Partnering needs of grass root/ community based organisations

· Develop and operationalise partner assessment tools and processes in collaboration with the HORs/MPMs/Project Managers

· Ensure the operationalization of the FTA Partnership Guide

· Provide clear guidance on partnerships with Governments and Private sectors

· Conduct bi-annual partnership forums to review and reflect on partnership best practices, key learnings and key outcomes and impact.

· Coordinate with partners and networks to develop strategies for engaging and influencing targeted national, regional and global institutions

· Facilitate respectful reciprocal relationships between local communities and FTA

· Ensure that the FTA partnership approach is inclusive and includes interactions with key government department, funding organisations, media institutions, Research and knowledge institutions, community-based organisations, regional and international organisations and private sector players. FT member organisations NFOs and PNs should also be included as in the partnership guide.

· Ensure a budget is allocated for enabling and strengthening partnerships

Programme Development

· All advocacy programs will be developed in consultation and participation of key FTA stakeholders – HORs, MPMs, managers and key support functions.

· All programs will be planned and delivered within the operational frameworks, policies and procedures of FTA.

· Ensure that programme activities are in compliance with the FT Theory of Change including global strategic priorities and all relevant FT Standards.

· Regular reports on advocacy and partnership activities will be generated as per the FTA reporting standards and requirements.

Fundraising

· Provide general guidance and oversight on all Fundraising initiatives relating to all funding gaps in FTA

· Support and facilitate the development of proposals for Advocacy initiatives and prioritised regional thematic and program areas.

· Oversee the fulfilment of donor-funded advocacy project

· Effectively manage the approved core budget for Advocacy and partnerships relating to the approved annual work

Monitoring and Evaluation

· Supported by the Programmes Information Manager ensure a robust M&E framework for FTA’s Advocacy and Partnership work is in place and effectively implemented, enabling us to continuously learn from and improve the quality of our delivery and impact.

· Ensure regular M&E reports and incorporate findings in development and fine-tuning of programme and project activities

· Ensure data collected through M&E is utilised to further inform advocacy initiatives

· Develop clear systems for storage and retrieval of all data relating to Partnership and Advocacy work

· Ensure effective internal FTA coordination of planned initiatives under this portfolio including establishing clear lines of internal FTA/FI communication for sharing advocacy information and external influencing opportunities.

Gender and Social Compliance

· Oversee and support the development and implementation of the FTA Gender Policy

· Oversee and support the social compliance initiatives relating child protection and workers’ rights, and ensuring these are aligned to the FT

· Oversee and ensure the implementation of strategies and guidelines relating to gender and social compliance issues FT Gender Strategy, YICBMR

· Oversee all research relating to gender and social compliance and ensure collection of data, take into consideration measures to protect vulnerable and marginalised groups social environment programme for roll out

· Participate in key events relating gender and social development.

Communication

· Support with overall communication of FTA Programs and activities

· Support all regions in the production of appropriate standard branding materials

· Supervise and monitor communication initiatives by the communication officer and support communication and messaging of FTA work by FT Members

· Plan and provide oversight of FTA key events

· Ensure quality and adherence to branding guidelines for all FTA communications.

Finance, Fundraising and Performance Management

  • Supported by the Finance Manager, develop and manage advocacy budgets in line with FTA’s finance policies and procedures including quarterly forecasting and ongoing monitoring of income versus expenditure.
  • Ensure high-quality narrative and financial reporting to SLT and to donors as required, clearly communicating any significant changes to delivery or spending.
  • Supporting the Fundraising Manager
  • Regular performance management of the Fundraising and Social Compliance Managers and communication officer, supporting their professional development and leading the recruitment and induction of any other new reportees.

Skills, Knowledge & other Job Requirements

Minimum Academic Requirement

· Degree in Political Sciences, International Development, Social Sciences, Law and or Anthropology.

· Master’s Degree in social sciences or other related Masters programme.

Other Specialist Training or Certifications

· Diploma, certificate in Project Management

· Certificate in Advocacy and Policy Making

Relevant Experience

· Experience in planning, developing and managing projects or events.

· Experience in external representation with governments, civil society donors and producer groups, product networks.

· At least 5 years’ experience in social development in a similar environment

· At least 2 years’ in senior management

Knowledge of Systems and Procedures

· Knowledge and experience in relevant policy, advocacy and/or research work

· Knowledge of current development policy trends and frameworks, especially the Sustainable Development Goals and Fairtrade Global objectives and theory of change.

· Knowledge of government policy-making processes

· Understanding of Gender and Development

· Knowledge of social and economic rights

Communication demands and Competencies

· Position demands high-level presentation and proposal writing skills

· Good organisational skills

· Strong research skills

· Project management skills

· Ability to engage at all levels

· Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including public speaking and fluent written and spoken English.

How to apply:

APPLICATION (Deadline Sunday 8th April 2018)

An application form (CVs will not be accepted) can be found on the jobs and volunteering page of our website http://www.fairtradeafrica.net/about-us/jobs-and-volunteering/ If you have any queries, please e-mail recruitments@fairtradeafrica.net or call +254 202721930 and ask to speak to a member of the HR team. Qualified applicants will be subjected to background checks as a pre-condition of employment.

Completed applications should be saved in the applicant’s name and the position (Head of Advocacy & Partnerships), and be e-mailed to: recruitments@fairtradeafrica.net .All applicants should state how they meet essential requirements of the post and include their email address, telephone contacts and three referees with contact details on the application form.

Kenya: Canadian Regional Field Manager (Nairobi, Kenya)

Organization: Canadian Bar Association
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 08 Apr 2018

The Canadian Bar Association (CBA) has entered into an agreement with Global Affairs Canada to implement a 5-year project Supporting Inclusive Resource Development in East Africa (SIRD). The CBA will collaborate in partnership with law societies in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda to increase sustainable economic growth for East Africans, including women and vulnerable groups, affected by extractive industries.

As a result of this agreement we are currently recruiting for a Canadian Regional Field Manager (CRFM) for this project. The length of this contract is four years.

The CRFM will be based out of the Project Support Office situated in Nairobi and will have the following responsibilities:

• Management of the Project Support Office; • Recruit, supervise and guide Project Support Office staff; • Monitoring legal developments in East Africa, particularly related to laws and legal rights associated with the impact of extractive industries; • Liaise and maintaining strong relationships with the CBA’s partners in East Africa; • Collaborate with partners to identify the technical and resource needs of the stakeholders to strengthen capacity to address legal issues related to extractive industries activities in communities in East Africa; • Ensure partners identify Canadian Technical Assistance needs annually; • Provide advice to the Canadian Project Director (CPD) on continuing technical assistance required to support the project activities and support the preparation of technical experts for engagement in project activities; • Support Canadian volunteers providing technical assistance with partners and communities; • Support partner law societies in the project cycle (planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting); • Identify opportunities to advance the objectives and expected outcomes of the project by being up to date on the extractive sector in the region; • Oversee the implementation of a project gender equality strategy, in consultation with the Gender Specialist, CPD and PM; • Support partners with the organization of training activities, regional conferences, study tours and exchanges; • Monitor the outcomes of project activities and collaborate with partners to identify follow up activities where necessary; • Review Partner annual workplans and quarterly narrative reports and provide feedback; • Assist in the preparation of annual workplans, annual and semi-annual narrative reports to GAC; • Ensure knowledge management (best practices, lessons learned) and the communication strategy is implemented regionally among partners and external stakeholders ; • Review Partner quarterly financial reports to ensure they are in accordance with the CBA-II partner financial management guide and provide feedback where necessary; • Monitor the collection of data with Partners to ensure project results are achieved; Monitor risks and identifying mitigating strategies; • Oversee the preparation of communications materials on project activities and achievements; • Ongoing communications with the GAC representatives and other donors in East Africa to represent the project and ensure harmonization and coordination of activities; • Reports to the Canadian Project Director; • Other duties as may be assigned by the Canadian Project Director.

The CRFM is expected to have the following qualifications:

• LLB, JD degree or related degree from an accredited university and minimum 7 years’ experience working in international development, preferably on extractive industry legal issues; • International development experience in the field, preferably in East Africa • Experience working with a variety of stakeholders using consultative, participatory approaches; • Demonstrated knowledge and interest in access to justice issues, extractive industry legal issues; • Experience working with legal sector institutions or civil society organizations/not for profits; • Demonstrated experience in managing complex, multi-year, multi-stakeholder projects, preferably in East Africa; • Experience in managing a field office and supervising staff; • Experience with gender equality; • Experience with RBM and M&E systems and practices; • High level of professionalism and attention to detail; • Understanding of personal computers and related software applications, in particular e-mail, word processing, database and spreadsheet software (MS Office); • Cross-cultural experience and cultural sensitivity; • Ability to work under pressure as circumstances dictate; • Availability for weekend meetings and flexible hours as necessary. • Ability to travel to and within the programming countries (Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda), as required. • Swahili a definite asset!

*This position is required immediately deadline for application is 8 April 2018.*

This position is based in Nairobi Kenya and will require significant travel in the region specifically to Tanzania and Uganda

How to apply:

Please send your CV and cover letter to cbaidp@cba.org

Kenya: Terms of reference for Review of Public Participation Policies from a Gender Perspective with a view of Incorporating Gender Responsive…

Organization: Oxfam GB
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 27 Mar 2018

Background

Oxfam is a development, humanitarian, and campaigning organization that works to find lasting solutions to end poverty and inequality. Oxfam in Kenya aims to realize a society that effectively and efficiently mobilizes domestic revenue to finance essential services for Kenyan citizens.

The Constitution of Kenya 2010, has introduced a devolved system of government that decentralized some basic public social services thereby enabling citizens to self-govern and participate in the exercise of state power. This is particularly important when it comes to decision making and managing of their own affairs specifically to ensure the equitable sharing of national and local resources, and, promoting the provision of proximate and easily accessible services throughout Kenya. The constitution also secures the right of public participation in all aspects of the governance processes and particularly in the mobilization, allocation and utilization of public resources. However, most citizens have still not been able to effectively engage with the budgeting, allocation and spending of the National and County resources. The people most affected by how their resources are allocated and utilized are still unable to effectively participate. Women, who are the primary users of basic social services and the most affected, are unable to access quality healthcare, education and water for their families, with 3%-4% of Kenyans being pushed into poverty each year, due to healthcare related expenses and only 19% of urban residents having access to proper sanitation and water. To ensure that women have the tools and capacity to effectively participate in shaping their lives, a grassroot movement of enlightened and equipped women on budget making and review must be nurtured. Oxfam together with partners is kicking off a Gender Responsive Budgeting (GRB) project to ensure participatory budgeting by women and to review will not only enhance service delivery but also generate more resources for local development.

In this regard, Oxfam seeks the services of a consultant to support in the documentation of the public participation process by capturing human interest stories, a case study, photographs and a video that highlights the successes and impact of the project activities.

Objective

The objective of this consultancy is to conduct a survey on the knowledge, attitudes and practices of women on revenue raising, allocation (budget making) and expenditure at National level and Nairobi County level and its impact. This will inform communications, advocacy and public mobilization towards the Gender Responsive Budgeting (GRB) project. The project has high demands in terms of the quantity and quality of data to be collected and used by multiple-stakeholders to meet the Monitoring and Evaluation standards. The baseline should provide data on key project indicators to enable the project to measure changes taking place over the course of the project. The data to be collected will be both qualitative and quantitative in nature, and will include information gathered on the results indicators and on knowledge, attitudes and practices of communities and duty bearers on tax systems and public participation in decision making processes. The design and implementation of the baseline must take into account and abide by agreed Oxfam’s principles including gender equality, inclusion and non-discrimination throughout the research cycle. Furthermore, the assessment is required to be conducted in-line with Oxfam’s CAMSA minimum requirements and ethical standards in Monitoring, Evaluation and Research.

Scope of work and deliverables

Oxfam is looking for a consultant to:

· Produce a report survey on the knowledge, attitudes and practices of women on revenue raising, allocation (budget making) and expenditure at National and Nairobi County level and its impact

· Make a presentation of the final report to civil society organisations and government both National and County level

Specifically, the consultants will;

· Collect and compile data from government, women’s groups, civil society and communities on the knowledge, attitudes and practices of women on revenue raising, allocation (budget making) and expenditure at National and Nairobi County level and its impact

· Develop a zero draft for internal review

· Incorporate comments and changes as deemed fit by Oxfam Kenya and in line with the project objectives

· Compile a final draft with practical recommendations for GRB principles application in public participation focusing on government both county and national, civil society and women’s rights groups

· Make a presentation of the findings to government and civil society

Deliverables

  1. A review report on on the knowledge, attitudes and practices of women on revenue raising, allocation (budget making) and expenditure at National and Nairobi County level and its impact

  2. Zero draft for comments by Oxfam and Peer Reviewers

  3. Final draft approved by Oxfam Kenya’s County Director

4. Presentation of findings to government and civil society actors

Skills and Experience

This study will be conducted by a team of researchers who will possess the following:

o At least a Masters Degree in Economics/ Business Studies/Public Policy, Social Science, Gender Studies, Political Science or related field for the lead consultant and a minimum of Bachelors Degree on the relevant academic areas for research assistants.

o Seven years demonstrated experience in economic research and policy analysis in Kenya as the lead consultant

o Previous knowledge and experience on public finance management and fiscal justice

o Good understanding of Kenyan Constitution and devolution policies

o Conversant with application of cross cutting themes such as gender mainstreaming and governance

o Proven experience of using participatory methods as the means of data collection and analysis.

o Fluency in spoken and written English and Swahili.

o Excellent analytical and report writing skills with skills in using statistical packages such as SPSS, Epi data, N-Vivo etc.

Bid Requirements

Consultants who meet the requirements of this assignment should submit Expression of Interest of NOT MORE THAN 5 PAGES which should include the following:

o Proposed study methodology including a detailed work plan.

o Updated curriculum vitae of the consultants and assistants that clearly spell out their qualifications and experience.

o Contacts of 3 professional organizations that have recently contracted the consultant to carry out similar study/research tasks.

o Financial proposal with daily costs per activity which shall be part of the 10 pages expression of interest.

Administration notes

Logistics: The consultant will meet their own costs related to transport and food.

Reporting structure: The consultant will report to Oxfam Kenya Tax Justice Programme Officer during the review period. Final products will be reviewed and signed off by Oxfam’s Country Director

Ownership: the materials produced will be the property of the Oxfam in Kenya

How to apply:

Application details

Expression of interest should be sent in by March 27th 2018 Applications should be sent to hecaconsultancy@oxfam.org.uk. The contract is for a duration of twenty days spread over three months. The consultant should be ready to start immediately.

Applicants without a fee/rate will not be considered.