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Kenya: Best Interest Determination (BID) Specialist

Organization: HIAS Refugee Trust of Kenya
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 28 Aug 2018

Job Title: Best Interest Determination (BID) Specialist

Reports To: Child Protection Officer

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

HIAS is an international nonprofit organization which stands for a world in which refugees find welcome, safety and freedom. HIAS’ operation in Kenya was established in 2002 with the mission to serve the most vulnerable refugees through community-based protection including psychosocial support, resilience building, resettlement, and the provision of durable solutions.

The Best Interest Determination (BID) Specialist will carry out program goals and objectives associated with all Child Protection activities. The Specialist will be responsible for the Best Interest Assessment and Determination process for all identified children. These include children with mental health challenges and/or intellectual disabilities which impairs their normal functioning.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

· Provide overall management of the Best Interest Assessment (BIA) and Best Interest Determination (BID) process of identified refugee and asylum seeker children

· Work closely with the Child Protection Officer to ensure effective management of the assessment and documentation process for identified refugee and asylum seeker children

· Conduct interviews with children and their caregivers and follows-up on BIAs and BIDs

· Review BIAs and BIDs presented by the HIAS Social Workers to ensure that the assessments meet the required standards before finalization and in some cases submission to the BID panel

· Submit high quality BIDs with findings and recommendations on a bi-weekly basis to the Child Protection Officer

· Present reviewed BIDs, BIAs and Home Visit reports to UNHCR liaising with HIAS Child Protection Officer

· Support and foster inter-agency coordination for child protection of refugees and asylum seekers in Nairobi with UNHCR & other partners

· Coordinate with partners and the Government of Kenya’s (GOK) District Children’s Officer, ensuring compliance with the Children’s Act of Kenya and other legal and institutional frameworks

· Promote the sustainability of initiatives undertaken regarding child protection in Nairobi through the coordination with partners

· Represent HIAS at external meetings as assigned by the Child Protection Officer

· Act as a strong advocate for the best interest of children in all care arrangements and wider discussions affecting the welfare of refugee and asylum seeker children in Kenya

Management and Administration

· Provide continued guidance to team, mentorship and coaching

· Ensure regular communication with team on work flow, processes and policies and procedures

· Provide continued feedback to direct reports

Other duties assigned by supervisor

Qualifications and Skills

· Degree in Law, International Relations, Social Work, Gender and Development Studies, Community Development, Counseling Psychology, or another related area of study.

· Minimum of 5 years relevant work experience in child protection programs, with previous practical experience in the BID process;

· Preferred management experience

· Demonstrated experience in child rights & child protection issues in the Kenyan context including knowledge of international and national legislation and policies

· Solid knowledge of UNHCR BID Guidelines and the Field Handbook for the Implementation of UNHCR BID Guidelines

· Familiarity with the interagency Alternative Care in Emergencies (ACE) Toolkit and the GOK’s Guidelines For the Alternative Family Care of Children in Kenya

· Experience in designing and conducting trainings on topics such as the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, Child Protection and forms of child abuse and/or neglect

· Strong self-starter with demonstrable ability to adapt to changing program priorities and emergency priorities that may arise

· Excellent analytical and writing skills

· Ability to work successfully within deadlines

· Fluency in written and spoken English and Kiswahili

· Positive attitude towards community work with the ability to learn from communities and support participatory, innovative approaches to problem solving

· Excellent communication skills and ability to be respectful, kind, sensitive and empathetic with all children

· Knowledge and skill in computer programs and applications

· Ability to work in a demanding and high pressure environment

How to apply:

Please send a cover letter and resume to applications.hias@gmail.com indicating the Vacancy Number HRTK/BD/8/2018 on the subject line by 28th August 2018. Please also indicate your current and expected salary. Applications not bearing this subject label will not be considered

Kenya: Food for Peace Advisor – Somalia

Organization: US Agency for International Development
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 14 Sep 2018

I. GENERAL INFORMATION

  1. SOLICITATION NO.: Mission Notice 18-137

  2. ISSUANCE DATE: 08/15/2018

  3. CLOSING DATE/TIME: 09/14/2018 at 04:30 p.m. (Nairobi Time)

  4. POSITION TITLE: Food for Peace Advisor – Somalia

  5. MARKET VALUE: $89,370 to $116,181 equivalent to GS-14

Final compensation will be negotiated within the listed market value.

  1. PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: Two (2) years, with three (3) one-year options Not-to-exceed five (5) subject to funding availability and satisfactory performance or better.

  2. PLACE OF PERFORMANCE: Nairobi, Kenya

  3. SECURITY LEVEL REQUIRED: Secret

  4. STATEMENT OF DUTIES/POSITION DESCRIPTION

Background/Introduction

The Food for Peace (FFP) Office within USAID is the U.S. Government’s (USG) primary arm for responding to major food emergencies throughout the developing world. Somalia, historically and into the foreseeable future, is home to numerous large-scale and complex food emergencies, resulting from conflict, climatic events, poor governance, economic shocks, and other disasters. The scale, scope, and nature of these crises are constantly in flux. In response to emergency food needs, FFP targets food-insecure Somali households and internally displaced populations countrywide with emergency food and nutrition assistance. FFP partners with the UN World Food Program (WFP), other public international organizations and non-governmental organizations on relief, nutrition, livelihoods and resilience-oriented activities. These activities include in-kind food and nutrition assistance as well as cash- and market-based interventions, such as unconditional cash transfers, cash-for-work activities, food vouchers and vocational training.

To help determine the need for and improve, monitor, and evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of the assistance provided under the FFP program in Somalia, the USG, represented by USAID, is seeking applications from local-hire U.S. citizens interested in the position of FFP Advisor.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

The FFP Advisor will ensure effective management of FFP resources in Somalia, and may also provide support to other countries in the East and Central Africa region as needed. The incumbent is expected to travel approximately 25% of the time.

Specific Duties: S/he will have the following specific duties:

  1. Serve as point of contact for all issues pertaining to FFP-funded food assistance programs in Somalia for USAID/KEA/FFP and Mission Management, USAID/Washington, other parts of the USG, the United Nations (UN) and non-governmental organization (NGO) partners, host nation government officials, and others.

  2. Report on all food security issues, to include changes in the food security situation and food assistance requirements, government policies and actions affecting food assistance programs, government food assistance programs, and donor pledges and programs.

  3. Undertake and report on assessments to inform FFP food assistance funding decisions or modifications to ongoing programs.

  4. Monitor and report on implementation of ongoing FFP-funded food assistance programs, including progress and problems encountered by grantees, as well as commodity management, including following up with cooperating sponsors on the status of loss claims.

  5. Provide information and guidance to FFP-funded food assistance award recipients on FFP regulations, policies and procedures.

  6. Work with partners on preparation of annual work plans and program modifications, and with UN and NGO partners, and regional FFP staff on new appeals or revisions to existing ones.

  7. Coordinate with the USG Country Team, host government, UN and other partners, donors, and others to address issues impacting FFP-funded food assistance programs.

  8. Work with other parts of the USG and other donors to promote integration of food assistance with other programs to increase the effectiveness of the programs overall.

  9. Represent FFP in program and strategy discussions with other USAID offices regarding linking humanitarian and development programs to build resilience.

  10. Prepare and input into best practices, lessons learned, and other communications products on food assistance programming.

Position Elements

a. Supervision Received: The FFP Advisor will be supervised on a day-to-day basis by the USAID/KEA/FFP Office Chief, or his/her designee, and is expected to be in regular contact with FFP/Washington and report any information to them on issues pertaining to ongoing programs.

b. Available Guidelines: Food for Peace Act, Food for Peace Strategy, Global Food Security Strategy, International Emergency Food Assistance Annual Program Statements, USAID Regulations, Food for Peace program monitoring guidelines.

c. Exercise of Judgment: The incumbent shall exercise discretion and independent judgment in managing the portfolio. S/he must be able to work independently in an efficient and timely manner, including preparation of reports, identifying issues and suggesting areas of improvement in various aspects of food assistance program implementation and management, and collaborating with USAID colleagues, and other humanitarian donors and partners.

d. Authority to Make Commitments: The incumbent is expected to take initiative and act independently with little direction, but will have no authority to make financial commitments on behalf of the USG unless such authority is specifically delegated.

e. Nature, Level, and Purpose of Contacts: The incumbent maintains high-level contacts and conducts technical discussions with heads of UN agencies, NGO partners, donors, government officials, and other stakeholders.

f. Supervision Exercised: The incumbent may supervise one or more Foreign Service National (FSN) staff.

g. Time Required to Perform Full Range of Duties After Entry Into Position: It is expected that the incumbent will have the ability to immediately perform the full range of duties as listed above. This will require specific experience in food assistance programming and USAID regulations.

h. Security Clearance Requirement: Secret

i. Travel Requirement: None

j. Support Items: The incumbent will be provided with the support services, equipment, and supplies necessary to perform the work e.g. desktop computer, shared office equipment (such as printer, scanner and shredder), office supplies and support services.

k. Sunday Pay: Is not authorized.**

  1. AREA OF CONSIDERATION: **

· U.S. Citizens currently residing in Kenya1. Citizenship, if dual, must be clearly stated.

· Submit a complete application as outlined in the solicitation section titled APPLYING;

· Be able to obtain a USAID/W issued clearance level at the Secret Level;

· Be able to obtain a medical clearance;

· Employment is subject to funds availability and all the required approvals obtained.

  1. PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The primary location of work will be on the U.S. Embassy/USAID compound in Nairobi, Kenya. No special demands are required to perform the work.

  2. POINT OF CONTACT: Executive Office/Human Resources, Patrick Bii, HR Assistant, email at pbii@usaid.gov

II. SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS

1. Education:

Bachelor's degree plus at least eight (8) years of progressively responsible experience in humanitarian assistance (two years of which must be related to food assistance);

OR

Master's degree with significant study in a pertinent field (including, but not limited to international relations, agriculture, economics, public health,) plus at least six (6) years of progressively responsible experience in humanitarian assistance (two years of which must be related to food assistance);

2. Prior Work Experience:

The candidate must have at least eight or six years of relevant professional experience (as described above). Relevant experience is defined as some combination of experience in developing, managing, assessing, evaluating and reporting on humanitarian assistance programs, strategic planning, and project design.

III. EVALUATION AND SELECTION FACTORS

Applicants shall be rated as per three (3) significant evaluation factors – Professional Experience, Program Management and Interpersonal and Communication Skills. Professional Experience represents half of the overall weight of the evaluation and is the single most important factor. The first two sub factors thereunder are of relative equal weight to each other. The significant factors Program Management and Interpersonal and Communication Skills, when combined, are of equal weight to Professional Experience.The sub factors are of relative equal weight to each other under each significant factor.

A. Professional Experience (50%)

(i) Demonstrated knowledge and experience with USG food assistance programs,

(ii) Demonstrated technical expertise in a food assistance related field, such as nutrition, agriculture, economics, public health, or other related fields.

B. Program Management (25%)

(i) Ability to manage programs, to include programmatic and financial issues,

(ii) Ability to monitor and evaluate programs, to include programmatic and financial issues,

(iii) Ability to review, evaluate and apply complex policies and regulations.

C. Interpersonal and Communication Skills (25%)

(i) Ability to provide rapid, concise, accurate reporting, both verbally and in writing,

(ii) Ability to work effectively as a team member and with staff from diverse cultures.

1 Resident hire means a U.S. citizen who, at the time of hire as a PSC, resides in the cooperating country as a spouse or dependent of a U.S. citizen employed by a U.S. government agency or under any U.S. government-financed contract or agreement, or for reasons other than for employment with a U.S. government agency or under any U.S. government-financed contract or agreement. A U.S. citizen for purposes of this definition also includes persons who at the time of contracting are lawfully admitted permanent residents of the United States.

How to apply:

  1. Interested applicants are required to submit the following:

1) Offer form AID 309-2, “Offeror Information for Personal Services Contracts with individuals,” available at https://www.usaid.gov/forms/aid-309-2

2) An up-to-date curriculum vitae (CV) or resume (no more than five pages)**, cover letter** explaining your qualifications for the position, copies of all relevant certificates and include three (3) to five (5) references, who are not family members or relatives, with working telephone and e-mail contacts.

  1. Applications must be submitted electronically via email to Patrick Bii at pbii@usaid.gov, with a copy to Natalya Komarova at nkomarova@usaid.gov, by the closing date and time indicated above.

  2. To ensure consideration of offers for the intended position, Offerors must prominently reference the Solicitation number in the offer submission/cover letter.

I. LIST OF REQUIRED FORMS FOR PSC HIRES

Once the CO informs the successful Offeror about being selected for a contract award, the CO will provide the successful Offeror instructions about how to complete and submit the following forms.

  • Medical History and Examination (DS 6561)
  • Questionnaire for Non-Sensitive Positions (SF-85P)
  • Declaration for Federal Employment (OF-306)
  • Fingerprint Card(s)

II. BENEFITS AND ALLOWANCES

As a matter of policy, and as appropriate, a Local Hire PSC is normally authorized the following benefits and allowances:

  1. BENEFITS:

(a) Employer’s FICA Contribution

(b) Contribution toward Health and Life Insurance

(c) Pay Comparability Adjustment

(d) Eligibility for Worker’s Compensation

(e) Annual and Sick Leave

(f) Annual Increase (pending a satisfactory performance evaluation)

*This position is a Local Hire U.S PSC and receives only the limited benefits specified above. Any contract offered under this solicitation will not offer benefits that are available to Offshore Hire U.S PSC. Benefits that the successful candidate will not receive include, but are not limited to:*

1. Access to Embassy medical facilities, Cash Checking, AEA Commissary Access, Pouch Mail Service (DPO/APO)

2. Cost of Travel to and from Post;

3. Shipment and storage of UAB and HHE;

4. Shipment of POV (Private Own Vehicle);

5. R&R and Home Leave Travel; and

6. Housing

  1. ALLOWANCES:

Local Hire U.S PSC will not be eligible for allowances listed in the Standardized Regulations Government Civilian Foreign Areas Sections cited below – (if applicable, as found in the Standardize Regulations (DSSR) – sections cited below):

  1. Temporary Lodging Allowance (Section 120)

  2. Living quarters allowance (Section 130)

  3. Cost of living Allowance (Chapter 210)

  4. Post Allowance (Section 220)

  5. Supplemental Post Allowance (Section 230)

  6. Separate Maintenance Allowance (Section 260)

  7. Education allowance (Section 270)

  8. Educational Travel (Section 280)

  9. Post differential (Chapter 500)

  10. Payments during Evacuation/authorized Departure (Section 600)

  11. Danger Pay (Section 650)

III. TAXES

USPSCs are required to pay Federal income taxes, FICA, Medicare and applicable State Income taxes.

IV. USAID REGULATIONS, POLICIES AND CONTRACT CLAUSES PERTAINING TO PSCs

USAID regulations and policies governing USPSC awards are available at these sources:

  1. AIDAR: The Agency for International Development Acquisition Regulation (AIDAR) Appendix D – “Direct USAID Contracts with U.S. Citizens or U.S. Resident Alien for Personal Services Abroad,” including contract clauses “General Provisions,” found at: http://www.usaid.gov/policy/ads/300/aidar.pdf

  2. Contract Cover page form AID 309-1 available at https://www.usaid.gov/forms

  3. Acquisition and Assistance Policy Directives/Contract Information Bulletins (AAPDs/CIBs): AAPDs/CIBs for Personal Services Contracts with Individuals available at https://www.usaid.gov/work-usaid/aapds-cibs

  4. Ethical Conduct. By the acceptance of a USAID personal services contract as an individual, the contractor will be acknowledging receipt of the “**Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch,**” available from the U.S. Office of Government Ethics, in accordance with General Provision 2 and 5 CFR 2635. See https://www.oge.gov/web/oge.nsf/OGE%20Regulations

END OF SOLICITATION

Kenya: National Project Coordinator – NOB (DC)

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

Grade: NOB

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

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

Contract duration: 1 Year

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

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

The following are eligible to apply:

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

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

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

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

Introduction

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

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

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

Reporting lines

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

Description of Duties

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

Required qualifications

Education

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

Experience

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

Languages

Excellent knowledge of English.

Competencies

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

How to apply:

Recruitment process

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

Fraud warning

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

Kenya: Cash Transfer Programming Manager

Organization: Kenya Red Cross
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 17 Aug 2018

Position summary

The Cash Transfer Program Manager will support Red Cross /Red Crescent National Societies in
the region to build up their expertise in cash delivery and preparedness, contributing to their
organisational development as leading national humanitarian organisations. The staff will be a
technical specialist responsible for coordinating and developing bespoke training and coaching
while ensuring coordination and participation with technical leaders in the field. This is an
exciting opportunity to be a core part of ensuring that a Red Cross/Red Crescent National Society
has the knowledge, skills and experience as well as the institutional capability to:

a) Respond rapidly and at scale using cash transfers to meet relief needs of affected people
and/or deliver long term support to vulnerable people, respecting their choice and
promoting their dignity.

b) Participate in the improvement of the coordination of cash assistance in their country, as
well as advocacy and collaboration with the Government as auxiliary role

Key Responsibilities

• Support the Kenya Red Cross Society, Uganda Red Cross Society and Ethiopia Red Cross
Society to complete a cash preparedness self-assessment to document its current
operational readiness, capacity and gaps in implementing cash assistance for emergencies
rapidly and at scale, and identify priority areas for capacity building.

• Support the National Societies with the development and implementation of the Cash
Preparedness Plans of Action (including budget) ensuring that procedures and processes
are created in consultation with the relevant NS departments and maintain a cross-sector
approach. The Plan of Action should be based on the self-assessment and might include:
development of SOP’s in consultation with the relevant NS departments, cash feasibility
studies, analysis of payment mechanisms within the country, market assessment in key
disaster affected areas and development of pre-agreements with key financial service
providers as part of preparedness actions, based on the previous analysis.

• Undertake capacity building in cash assistance through face to face trainings, simulations
and ‘learning by doing’ exercises, as well as remote and face to face coaching. These will
cover training of National Societies staff and volunteers at national HQ and branch levels
and looking at peer to peer engagements across those NS’s selected where synergies
align.

• Support the NS to use the IFRC “cash in emergencies toolkit “and adapt some of the
tools to their context and procedures, as well adapt some of the tools to resilience
intervention programming.

• Work with the NS to integrate cash assistance programming into relevant guidelines,
procedures and policies.

• Support the NS to explore ways to integrate cash assistance in preparedness into its
existing contingency plans and preparedness/readiness processes. The NS should be able
to mount a scalable and rapid cash based intervention to meet immediate needs and
mainstream cash through forecast based action, recovery and resilience programming.

• Support the engagement of the NS in coordination fora and help them identify areas of
collaboration with external key stakeholders, UN Agencies, International NGOs, Private
and Academic Sector, to ensure the cash transfer programming is coherent, has an added
value, and is appropriately harmonised with the wider cash assistance system in country.

• Advocate to the NS leadership to institutionalise cash assistance programming in
preparedness and Forecast-based Financing understanding the NS needs, challenges and
opportunities.

• Support the NS to develop its own communications and advocacy capacity in cash in
Forecast-based Financing and preparedness.

• Support them to participate in the improvement of cash coordination in the country and
the region, and leverage their auxiliary role with the Government.

• Monitor available financial resources to deliver the agreed cash activities for the country
programme.

• Document the cash assistance in preparedness and Forecast-based Financing process and
any experiences in cash assistance that might be of interest to the wider RCRC
Movement. Draft case studies and project factsheets to profile the work of the NS,
highlight good practices and lessons learnt and to guide and inform future NS cash
transfer programming. Share and disseminate cash assistance news, documentation and
training opportunities that exist within and outside the Movement.

• Identify potential areas of knowledge sharing among NS in the region and with other
organisations in the country.

• Potentially support other cash preparedness initiatives in the region, through providing
technical support to staff linked to the cash preparedness work conducted in the other
countries.

Desired Competencies

• Post graduate level of vocational or technical qualification within a specialist technical or
professional field relevant to response or recover programming including cash and
markets

• Technical training in disaster preparedness, response and recovery

• Acquaintance with Federation DM tools (FACT, RDRT, ERU, VCA, PECT and others)

• Working knowledge of French, Spanish or Arabic desirable

Essential Competencies

• Technical/professional knowledge within the areas of cash and markets with an emphasis
on the ability to design and implement cash assistance interventions and/or market
assessments and market based interventions

• Solid understanding of the international humanitarian sector with a focus on integrated
programming, participatory planning, and local institution capacity building, with
knowledge of appropriate gender, equity and diversity programming approaches.

• Knowledge of designing training and outreach strategies and materials.

• Understanding of the key issues relating to delivering cash at scale and skills to address
them

• Proven skills of managing and coaching teams in multi-faceted projects, including
mentoring, coaching, training and building the capacity of national and local staff and
volunteers

• Highly developed analytical and communication skills and ability to assimilate and
process information for wide-ranging audiences.

• Proven analytical and programme design skills and the ability to think strategically while
under pressure

• Proven skills in operational planning, budgeting and reporting for an emergency response
that included cash assistance.

How to apply:

Interested candidates who meet the above qualifications should send their applications to
careers@redcross.or.ke or the address below on or before 17th August 2018.
Secretary General
Kenya Red Cross Society
P.O. Box 40712-00100,
Nairobi
Applications MUST contain; letter of application, curriculum vitae, copies of relevant certificates,
address and contacts of two referees.

Kenya: Assistant Maintenance Technician-KEMRI-Wellcome Trust, Kilifi, Kenya

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

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.
  • Undertake Basic carpentry, painting and plumbing works.
  • Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A Craft Certificate OR Government Trade Test 1 in Carpentry and Joinery OR Plumbing
  • At least 2 years’ experience carrying out Carpentry and 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:

To apply for this job please click on the link below:-

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

Kenya: Terms of Reference for a Curriculum Developer

Organization: Marie Stopes International
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 17 Aug 2018

Background

There is a high-unmet need for contraception among adolescents in Kenya. This is linked to an early age of first delivery and the high rates of school dropout incidents by young mothers.

Lacking knowledge of or access to contraceptives hinders girls’ ability to make decisions about their lives and future, leading many adolescent women to become young mothers and abandon their education, driving high dropout rates in secondary schools, robbing women of the chance to have an education.

The reasons for low contraceptive uptake among adolescents are complex, and many girls lack agency and control over their lives, lack access to reliable sources of contraception information and financial resources, and have limited ability to travel to seek services. Socio-cultural and gender norms that promote early marriage and childbearing can put them at risk, and norms that stigmatize pre-marital sex prevent unmarried girls from seeking contraception services.

In addition, service delivery is often not youth-friendly and fear of judgement and stigmatization by the providers or the wider community puts adolescents off obtaining services at public clinics.

The Calculus of Sex CSE School Programme

The Calculus of Sex School programme is the Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) that MSK will implement in schools within the three counties of Mombasa, Bungoma & Trans Nzoia for BMGF. The CSE programme commenced in June 14 and will last four years. The CSE is to build on the successes and lessons learned from MSK’s existing youth programs, especially from the ITH Project school programme’s one-year pilot intervention conducted in the two counties of Mombasa and Nakuru.

The CSE will in essence continue to be part of the Government’s policy in ASRH and will be working with the MOH and MOE at county level. It will augment what already exists, build capacity and add value to the content. This is because it will use the Tuko Pamoja curriculum developed for the school health program by Path and Population Council, for use in the public primary and secondary schools.

A research conducted by APHRC in 2017 reflected that nationally, more than a third of 15-19 year-old adolescents have had sex. Only 4 in 10 unmarried, sexually active adolescents currently use a contraceptive method and more than half of them have an unmet need for family planning. Regarding sexuality education in schools, the study conducted amongst students in Nairobi, Homa Bay and Mombasa indicated that at least 60% of the students are interested in getting more information that will enable them effectively protect themselves from unintended pregnancies, but they are not receiving such information in school.

Among teachers who cover the topics in schools, 70% according to the research have received pre-service training that included any topics related to sexuality education. However, slightly more than a third of them benefited from in-service training, which is essential for keeping teachers adequately prepared to teach accurately, appropriately and effectively. Only 13% of teachers received such training in the past year. Teachers also cited a lack of resources and time as being a barrier to their teaching of sexuality education in schools. The study established that when faced with over-packed schedules and the need to reduce certain subjects, schools often choose to prioritize other more “examinable/important” subjects over SE, further reinforcing the problem.

The research indicated that the government is committed to providing sexuality education in schools, as early as the primary level – as demonstrated in the 2013 declaration. Principals, teachers and key informants agree that school-based sexuality education is important. However, teachers need more support in their teaching of SE, the coverage of topics lacks comprehensiveness, and many key issues are missing.

Under Calculus of Sex, MSK will refine a model for integrated CSE and SRH service delivery for in-school adolescents (15-19 years old) and out-of-school young people (20-24) which will increase contraceptive use among sexually active adolescents and have the potential for scale up nationally.

The CSE content will include health talk sessions on; Values and Interpersonal Skills, Sexual and Reproductive Physiology, Sexuality and Behaviour, Prevention of Unwanted Pregnancy (contraception) and HIV/STI Prevention among others.

This CSE will be delivered by a SHN, in conjunction with MOH PHOs / RHCs. The health talk content is adapted from a curriculum developed earlier by PATH for the Life skills course and approved by the MOH & MOE. Under Calculus of Sex CSE the curriculum will address harmful gender norms and empower adolescents to make informed decisions.

Expected Primary Outcome

Adolescents are informed about their sexual health options, empowered to make decisions and seek access to contraceptive services at youth friendly access points.

Theory of Change

Calculus of Sex – CSE Programme Vision

MSK is unwavering in our commitment to ensuring women have choice when it comes to their reproductive health. As a vulnerable population, we are particularly committed to protecting this right among adolescents by creating an environment that encourages both learning and access around contraception. For this investment, that means addressing several barriers in the way of accessing contraception as an adolescent girl in Kenya. We will;

a) Increase knowledge and improve healthy attitudes relating to sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) for adolescents both in and out of schools

b) Improve and increase adolescents’ access to service delivery points by bringing school health nurses to girls, service providers to community events, and youth-friendly practices to existing clinics and pharmacies

c) Ensure sustainability of this approach by gaining the government support and buy-in that will allow the project to continue when we are gone.

All of this will be underpinned by a strong research component, which will pave the way for future roll-out to additional areas by generating an evidence-base to advocate for the model’s effectiveness.

The Current content of the CSE curriculum

During a pilot of the school programme last year, 4 sessions drawn from the Tuko Pamoja manual were used in the delivery of the health talks. This was effected within the scheduled Lifeskills course timeline in the schools. A manual containing the 4 sessions was compiled by the MSK marketing team and issued to the SHNs, PHOs and RHCs from the county teams who were tasked with its’ delivery. A review exercise of the pilot was held in April 2018 in the county of Mombasa where the key challenges and successes were discussed. One of the key challenges raised at the review was on the time it took to complete the four health talk sessions to a class in a school, which prompted the recommendation to reduce the sessions to 3 with a view of freeing up some time to enable the reach of more schools. In addition to this, most of the students had a tendency to question more on the sexuality subject even during the first session.

Currently, the 3-session curriculum in use is not comprehensive enough as it touches on a few subjects. The teachers in the public schools are also not knowledgeable enough in matters concerning reproductive health or empowered to teach the subject in the life skills course. Working with the MOH and MOE necessitated that we develop a holistic curriculum and our bias was on contraceptives. The use of contraceptive has been integrated across all the sessions.

The CSE is delivered through an integrated, interactive process, is age appropriate and localized to the counties. It does not use any elements of “Rote learning” and is taught as drawn from the original curriculum. The content borrows from some of the existing subjects such as Biology, CRE and lifeskills. It barely touches on the issues and a more enhanced content is now required. Below, find the structure of the current content.

The 3 session curriculum includes the following:

Values and interpersonal skills

q Responsible sexual behavior

• Building Healthy Relationships

• Qualities of healthy romantic relationships

• Challenges in Romantic Relationships

• Skills to overcome challenges in romantic relationships

Sexual and reproductive physiology

q Puberty/physical changes in the body

• Define adolescence

• List physical and emotional changes that happen during adolescence

• Explain that sexual feelings are normal

• Reproductive organs

• Reproduction myths

Communicating

• Healthy Relationships

• Romantic relationships

• Love and infatuation

Sexuality and behavior

• Decision making

• Teen pregnancy

• Ways to prevent pregnancy

NOTE: We are riding on the school health programme at the counties. The current content has hence taken up components of this. The idea now is to engage in a more holistic content with SRH and contraceptives. This is to enable students make decisions on their SRH matters, drive contraceptive uptake leading to reduced pregnancy and school dropout incidents. Also note that Safe Abortion Care (SAC) is not covered in the current CSE.

Required: A revamped CSE curriculum

The CSE now requires delivery in a more effective manner to the students by the SHNs and the county teams of PHOs/RHCs, to ensure the project objectives and deliverables are met. Towards this, we require a curriculum developer to review the existing and select CSE curriculum content in the Tuko Pamoja manual and provide MSK with a revised version that will enable an easier, practical and consistent delivery to the recipient students. The selected content requires structuring such that it guides the teams delivering it to focus on the key messages and activity to aid in the learning. It hence needs to be further simplified and more engaging to provide learning with integrated activities, whilst ensuring it fits into the time allocated for the subject in the schools. The structure of the curriculum content should also enable a consistent and unified delivery of the key messages by all teams to ensure comprehension and positive behavior change and decision making in the long-run. The delivery should come out as soft, punchy and sweet, with a flow that is easy to grasp for both the moderators and the pupils. It is worthy of note that none of the moderators (School Health nurses, RHCs & PHOs) are trained educators, hence must be simple enough to do a quick Training-of-Trainers, to aid with its provision.

A document of the revised content and its delivery guideline is now necessary. It is believed with the revised curriculum, all the teams (SHNs & PHOs/RHCs) will deliver a more memorable CSE to the students in the 3 counties.

Required: Process, Deliverables and Timelines

Management of the Consultant

The successful consultant will report to the Calculus of Sex Project Director and will be required to collaborate with the Marketing team who developed the adapted CSE content from the original Tuko Pamoja curriculum.

Key Qualifications and Experience

(i) Have the knowledge & experience of curriculum development for both Primary and Secondary students

(ii) Knowledge of the KICD curriculum especially around Lifeskills and Values for Class 6 up to Form 4. Some working experience with KICD will be an added advantage

(iii) Have working knowledge of MOE policies and KICD processes

(iv) Must be acquainted with the national ASRH policy, the school health programme policy

(v) Have knowledge of various life skills curricula developed by other organizations. Key learning from their implementation would be essential.

(vi) Knowledge of the Pamoja Life-skills curriculum developed by PATH for schools will be an added advantage.

(vii) Hold a Master’s Degree in Education.

(viii) Have excellent written and oral communication skills and strong command of English and Kiswahili languages.

Duration of the assignment

The Curriculum Developer will have an estimated duration of 6 weeks from signing of contract, summarized as follows;

· 2 weeks to revise, revamp and compile the selected 3-session curriculum from the original Pamoja manual.

· 1 week for presentation, review and refinement

· 1 week to conduct pre-test of revised curriculum at a school and conduct / deliver TOT to MSK staff

· 1 week to participate in the training / sensitize and provide delivery skill tips to the SHNs and PHOs on the revamped curriculum in the 3 counties.

· 1 week to conduct follow up visits to observe SHN and PHOs in live school programme sessions, in each county.

Output

  1. An enhanced training CSE pack (manual) that for use by the moderators.

· It should provide structure on the sessions or a scheme of work that highlights the key messages, activities, materials, teaching aids required and the expected outcomes

· Ensure that the CSE curriculum elements contained in the select sessions can be fully understood by the adolescents

· Incorporate gender components into the selected sessions to address harmful gender norms.

· Ensure each session can empower or motivate the adolescent recipient to seek counselling as well as ASRH services further to the health talk

  1. A summarized handbook for use by the school principals and Guidance and Counselling (G&C) teachers.

· This should contain the key objectives

· Structure of the curriculum content

· How it will be delivered (snapshot)

  1. An Out-of-school health talk delivery pack

· A guide into delivering a health talk to out-of-school youth at events that is 45 minutes to 1 hour in duration.

· This should be contraceptive focused, highly interactive and memorable.

Other Outputs

i. Provide the MSK team with TOT skills to deliver

ii. Train / sensitize MSK SHNs and county PHOs/RHCs on the most effective delivery methods for the revamped curriculum.

iii. Provide guideline and tips on how to conduct One-on-one sessions

Interested consultant to include as Annex:

  • CV outlining relevant experience

  • 2 samples of the most recent related assignments (and/ or references for the same).

  • Consulting firm profile

  • Copy of PIN certificate, Copy of VAT Certificate (if applicable)

A contract will be issued to the successful applicant in accordance with MSK conditions for consultancy contracts. In the event that further information is required in relation to the application documents, MSK reserves the right to seek the required information without the need for calling for re-submission of applications.

How to apply:

A more detailed TOR is available on our website using the below link:

https://www.mariestopes.or.ke/media/3641/tor-gates-cse-curriculum-developer-2.pdf

Applicants should forward their documents to pd@mariestopes.or.ke by the 17th of August, 2018. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Kenya: Government and Protocol /Liaison Advisor

Organization: World Vision
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 22 Aug 2018

World Vision East Africa Regional Office, Nairobi- Kenya

World Vision is a humanitarian, development and advocacy organisation devoted to improving the lives of children, families and their communities around the world. Our almost 40,000 staff members working in nearly 100 countries are united through our ethos, mission and shared desire for all individuals, especially children, to overcome poverty, inequality and injustice.

Here’s where you come in:

As Government and Protocol /Liaison Advisor, you will act as the primary support to the Regional Leader, in facilitating, organizing, managing, maintaining and coordinating efficient systems of communication with government, international organizations, NGO’s and civil societies on the issues pertaining to humanitarian diplomacy and protocol services to position World Vision International as a diplomatic entity. You will also provide coordinated engagement with East Africa Regional (EAR) Office, World Vision Somalia and World Vision Kenya on management of all diplomatic engagements and functions and acts as the liaison between the three WV entities and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and other government departments.

Requirements include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in International Relations, Diplomacy, Political Science or Public Relations or related field.
  • At least 5 years’ experience in a public relations/protocol role.
  • Understanding of international and East Africa political environments.
  • Knowledge on global policy priorities.
  • Knowledge of protocol in a governmental or international organization including experience of working with the Host Government.
  • High proficiency in in written and verbal communication in English.
  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 20% of the time.

How to apply:

Is this the job for you?

World Vision is dedicated to our team members’ development and their success. We aspire for all employees to be fulfilled through their work and their contributions to an organisation working to provide long-term sustainable solutions to the world’s most vulnerable people.

Find the full responsibilities and requirements for this position online and apply by the closing date 22 AUG 2018. For more information on World Vision International, please visit our website: www.wvi.org. Due to the number of applications received, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Kenya: Procurement Agent

Organization: US Agency for International Development
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 07 Aug 2018

I. GENERAL INFORMATION

1. SOLICITATION NO.: 18-124

2. ISSUANCE DATE: July 25, 2018

3. CLOSING DATE/TIME FOR RECEIPT OF OFFERS: August 7, 2018 (4:30 PM East Africa Time)

4. POSITION TITLE: Procurement Agent

5. MARKET VALUE: Equivalent to FSN-PSC 09 (Step 1 2,426,261 KSH to Step 13 4,124,645 KSH per annum)**.** In accordance with AIDAR Appendix J and the Local Compensation Plan of USAID/Kenya and East Africa. Final compensation will be negotiated within the listed market value.

6. PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: Initial 1 year probationary period with renewable contract(s) contingent on performance, position need, and funds availability.

7. PLACE OF PERFORMANCE: Nairobi, Kenya; with possible travel as stated in the Statement of Work.

8. SECURITY CERTIFICATION REQUIRED: Prior to joining USAID, the selected candidate will be required to:

· Undergo a comprehensive background investigation and;

· Obtain and Retain an embassy issued Security Certification.

9. STATEMENT OF DUTIES: (See Below)

10. AREA OF CONSIDERATION: Open to qualified Kenyan Citizens and current employees of the U.S. Mission. Employees currently on probation are ineligible to apply. USAID provides equal opportunity and equitable treatment for employment of all people without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation, disability status, veteran status, marital status or any other characteristic for equality of opportunity in all aspects of employment.

11. PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The position requirements do not involve rigorous physical demands.

II. BACKGROUND

Under the Simplified Acquisition Regulations FAR Part 13 and Agency for International Development Acquisition Regulations, Agency for International Development Acquisition Regulations ( AIDAR) chapter 7, (FAR) and guidance from the Procurement Specialist, He/She procures offshore and local Mission supplies for USAID/Kenya and East Africa which consists of approximately 400 employees. Under the Simplified Acquisition Regulations, FAR Part 13 and Agency for International Development Acquisition Regulations, Offers procurement support to USAID/EA/Burundi and USAID/EA/Djibouti (Regional Missions). Ensuring that competitive procurement procedures are being practiced and providing adequate responses to requisitions. Surveying both local and offshore markets and developing good and legal working relationships with vendors to obtain the most fair and reasonable prices on goods and services on behalf of the U.S. Government. Preparing Purchase Orders and Blanket Purchase Agreements using the Mission’s latest mode of procurement to achieve goals and objectives promptly, i.e. Global Acquisition and Assistance System (GLAAS) and USAID Worldwide Purchase Card. Maintaining appropriate documentation records in each file for smooth follow up of orders, delivery, payment, close-out and audit purposes. Assisting with the duties of the Procurement Supervisor during his annual leave, sick leave or training periods. Typical procurements include computer equipments and software, aircharters, advertisement in local and international newspapers, conference facilities, copiers including maintenance services and consumables, motor vehicles, fuel, telecommunication equipment, printing of certificates and lamination, imprest funds, courier services, hardware supplies, locksmith and glassware, satellite dish installation, imprest funds for local office and household supplies and makes rush local purchases. Procure goods and services totaling more than US$ 1,000,000.00 annually for Mission operations and non-presence countries.

III. MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Contract management (30%)

Once purchase order/contracting documents are cleared/approved in full, reviews the purchase orders to ensure funds are sufficient, inserts contract date, makes copies and distributes accordingly (original to the file, copy to the vendor together with a covering letter for acceptance/rejection of award and indication of delivery/performance dates, copy to requester, copy to customs and shipping office to facilitate clearing, copy to funding office and the last copy to warehouse to facilitate receiving and inspection once in receipt of goods.

Maintains an accurate record of procurements made including, checklists, cables, buyer information, open market, GSA and FSS publications, Contractors contacts, Government regulations and directives, assuring that adequate information is available. Assists, under the supervision of the Procurement Supervisor, when requested, in local procurement to neighboring Missions. Typical procurement are office and household supplies, typewriter repairs, vehicle and office machine parts and office machines. These orders often are required on an urgent basis and include arrangement of transportation. Communicates by cable, fax and telephone with other Mission to assure procurement are correct as per instruction and to coordinate shipments. For all of the above types of procurement, assures that documents are distributed to vendors, shipping agencies, Accounting offices and Warehouse. Follows up on all orders not promptly received. Coordinates correspondence by letter, memo, cable, fax and internet with forwarding agents, vendors and shippers and the Unites States Dispatch Agency (USDA), airlines or other parties to ensure that delivery of goods is completed. Ensures follow-up by preparing correspondence to the vendors on short shipments to assure completion of orders and documents relevant procurement file. Maintains a log of all purchase orders. Upon receipt of Receiving and Inspection Reports, reviews and distributes copies to Controller, Warehouse, Procurement files and requesting offices. Closes-out procurement files as required by Mission regulations.

Planning (20%):

Determines the appropriate procurement method based on government estimate and urgency of requirement and locates prospective vendors locally and internationally who are both responsive and responsible. In all actions upon receipt of procurement request, opens a procurement file, labels relevant log number and vendor's name, enclosed relevant procurement procedures attachments/documents i.e. purchase order file fiscal data check list, purchase order worksheet, and procurement steps and procedures for the USAID and updates the file. Reviews descriptions or specifications and ensures the accurate preparation of Purchase Orders by enclosing the correct FAR clauses, mode of shipment, delivery location, performance standards, invoicing instructions, request for banking information, terms of payments and ensures the correct funds have been reserved and properly approved by RFMS – Regional Financial and Management Services. Carries-out Procurement research to identify new and upcoming vendors in relation to mission needs both locally and internationally.

VAT & Close outs (20%):

Is responsible for following up on invoices for VAT exemption certificate. He /She is responsible in following up on file close outs. Upon receipt of payment invoices from vendors RFMS, reviews invoices for accuracy and Completeness and based on Receiving and Inspection Reports or notification of receipt of goods by the USDA, or certification of services by the requesting office or Contracting Officers Representative (COR), attaches certifying documents for the Executive Office approval. Upon approval, makes a copy for the file, records the original and forwards to RFMS to process payment. When complete payment has been received and vendor has acknowledged receipt, incumbent facilitates file close-out as guided by Mission policy and FAR part 4.

Sourcing (15%)

Ensures competition is sought where government regulations demand (over $3,000.00 for office supplies and services and over US$ 2,000 micro-purchase for construction). Reviews catalogs and other sources of information to locate most favorable prices to establish fair and reasonable price and documents the files to justify vendor selection. Documents the files to record activities/actions taking place/performed chronologically from the time of receipt of procurement request to file closure. Uses available resources when reviewing BPAs for competition and reliability of services, quality and past performance. Plans and prioritize assignments as necessary and demonstrates flexibility for provision of emergency procurements, vendor appraisal and vendor rating. Prepares reports on status of all pending actions i.e. purchase orders, payment vouchers etc. on weekly basis and Up-date the procurement supervisor accordingly. Negotiates on behalf of the US Government to ensure USAID gets fair and reasonable prices on goods and services of high quality. Is responsible to route/hand carry procurement documents for approval and necessary clearance and funding.

Negotiation and analysis (15%):

Upon receipt of quotes he/she does the negotiations for fair and reasonable price and does the cost and price analysis. Prepares justification memos and ensures action memorandums/waivers are in place prior to award to contractors. Prepares GSA – Generals Services administration orders using GSA advantage website and price catalog, price schedules and order documents. Guides the BPA ordering officers on FAAR regulations pertaining to BPAs. Obtains imprest funds as approved by Executive Officer (EXO) to procure goods or services as required. Ensures that imprest funds obtained is accounted for within the stipulated time of 24 hours.

IV. POSITION ELEMENTS:

A. Supervision Received: Supervised by the Procurement Specialist

B. Available Guidelines: Federal Procurement Regulations; USAID Procurement Regulations; Automated Directive Systems (ADS); Mission Orders; other written directives, the General Services Administration Catalog, US Federal Specifications and Standards.

C. Exercise of Judgment: Purchase order price negotiations.

D. Authority to Make Commitments: None.

E. Nature, Level and Purpose of Contacts: Contacts with other employees to establish procurement requirements and specifications; suppliers and contractors.

F. Supervision Exercised: None.

G. Time Required to Perform Full Range of Duties after Entry into the Position: One year

H. Time Expected to Reach Full Performance Level: One year.

V. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION

Any application that does not meet the minimum requirements stated below will not be evaluated. Only short listed applicants will be contacted. If you have not been contacted within one month from the closing date of this advertisement, please consider your application unsuccessful.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

A. Education: Bachelor degree in Procurement, Business Administration, Economics or a related field.

B. Prior Work Experience: More than five years’ experience in procurement. Must be a self-motivated and reliable person who can work with minimum supervision. Computer literacy and experience with a resource planning system (RPS). Should have good working knowledge of local suppliers and products available. Must possess skills to plan, organize, and prioritize assignments in line with procurement function. Must possess strong writing, communication and negotiating skills. Must have a high degree of procurement integrity, impartiality and honesty.

C. Post Entry Training: Participation in various training course related to management and US Government procurement courses.

D. Language Proficiency: Level IV (fluent) English is essential and Swahili.

E. Job Knowledge: Detailed knowledge of Agency and US Procurement regulations, instructions and procedures; supply sources for local and off‑shore procurement; US Federal Specifications and Standard, GSA and Simplified Acquisition procedures. Should have good working knowledge of local suppliers and products available to be able to assess reliability and capability of local contractors and/or suppliers. Must be a self-starter with minimum supervision.

F. Skills and Abilities: Must possess skills to organize, prioritize assignments in line with procurement function/process in an effective manner. Must be able to deal effectively with contractors, vendors and contractors utilizing tact and diplomacy. Must have a high degree of procurement integrity, impartiality and honesty. Must possess strong inter-personal, planning, organization, writing, good negotiating and communication skills. Must make quick and accurate decisions. Must work with minimum supervision. Must be able to organize, and assess files for completeness and accuracy by ensuring that they are properly documented to withstand the scrutiny of an audit. Must be able to respond to or draft correspondence in well written English.

VI. EVALUATION AND SELECTION FACTORS

Applicants must submit a cover letter of no more than one letter-size page, which describes how their relevant professional experience and education has prepared them to meet the specific challenges of the duties and responsibilities described above. As part of the interview process, those applicants ranked highest may be required to submit a timed writing sample on a topic provided. The selection committee may conduct reference checks at any time during the selection process.

Applications that do not meet the required minimum qualifications will not be scored.

  • Prior work experience (30 points)

  • Job Knowledge ( 30 points)

  • Skills and abilities ( 40 points)

Total possible points: 100

Candidates meeting the above required qualifications for the position will be evaluated based on information presented in the application and reference checks. References will be asked to assess the applicant’s technical knowledge, work performance, communication skills, and group dynamics, using the above criteria. USAID reserves the right to conduct interviews with the top ranked short-listed applicants. The interview will be one of the determining factors in the final selection.

How to apply:

Step 1: Register in Myhotkenyanjobs at www.myhotkenyanjobs.com

Step 2: Complete the job application questionnaire at www.myhotkenyanjobs.com/usaid. The applicant must answer all the questions in the Questionnaire.

Step 3: Internal Applicants/Current USG Employees: Attach a cover letter explaining your qualifications for the position, updated curriculum vitae/resume (no more than five pages) including a minimum of 3 references with contact information, a copy of your most recent Performance Evaluation Report, and copies of all relevant certificates. Scan and attach all the documents as one attachment and upload to Myhotkenyanjobs.

OR

External Applicants/Not Current USG Employees: Attach a cover letter explaining your qualifications for the position, updated curriculum vitae/resume (no more than five pages) including a minimum of 3 references with contact information, and copies of all relevant certificates. Scan and attach all the documents as one attachment and upload to Myhotkenyanjobs .

Note to Applicants:

  1. Applications must be received by the closing date and time specified in Section I and submitted through myhotkenyanjobs.com as stated in Section VII.

  2. To ensure consideration of applications for the intended position, applicants must prominently reference the Solicitation number in their cover letter submission.

  3. Submissions will only be accepted through www.myhotkenyanjobs.com/usaid. Late and Incomplete applications (those that do not contain a cover letter, the applicant’s most current and up to date detailed CV, relevant education certificates and three (3) to five (5) references with contact information) will not be considered for the position. The closing date for receipt of applications is indicated above.

  4. USAID DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING) AND DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS' BANK ACCOUNTS.

Kenya: Chief of Party – Kenya HMIS II

Organization: Palladium International
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 30 Sep 2018

Maintain regular communication with CDC, Kenya counterparts, other US Government Cooperating Agencies, Palladium HQ and other relevant organizations.

Articulate and communicate the project's vision to the KeHMIS project team, Kenya counterparts, other US Government Cooperating Agencies and other relevant project organizations.

Prepare and deliver formal and informal project-related presentations upon request by CDC, or as needed for other parties.

Promote the project among GOK Ministry and country department heads, professional groups and other relevant parties.

Represent the project in best-practice knowledge-sharing forums and through special studies that document lessons learned.

In collaboration with the MOH, donor and other stakeholders develop the informatics strategy and guiding principles for health systems strengthening efforts under the project

Provide oversight, regulation and high level coordination across multiple projects including setting appropriate policies, procedures and standards for effective IT development and deployment

In collaboration with the Deputy Chief of Party and the Project Manager ensure the effective execution and management of a portfolio of projects in alignment with industry standards and practices including risk management and mitigation

Ensure that the organizational structure, staffing skills sets and culture are aligned to achieve the objectives of the project

Lead the team towards the development of appropriate and innovative health sector technologies, effective , capacity strengthening approach, development of an effective data analytics and data use strategy, annual project workplans and monitor implementation of project activities as planned.

Provide intellectual leadership, technical input and management support to all project technical assignments.

Oversee the preparation of regular periodic reports to CDC on progress towards project objectives.

Oversee the preparation of documents related to the cooperative agreement in line with the CDC guidelines.

Ensure that Palladium hiring policies and procedures are adhered to during the recruitment and hiring of staff and consultants.

Oversee project staff performance, including conducting annual performance reviews.

Directly manage and mentor the Deputy Chief of Party, the Finance and Admin Manager, and KeHMIS II Sub-Awardees.

Oversee management of on-boarding and termination of staff, ensuring that all CDC and Palladium policies and regulations are adhered to.

Ensure that all project-related contracts are developed and executed in compliance with CDC and Palladium policies and procedures.

Oversee management of all project contract finances (budget and funds).

Oversee management of commodity procurements, inventory and general logistics.

Conduct regular meetings with the project team as a vehicle for monitoring progress on, and providing leadership to project staff.

Mandatory

Advanced degree in a relevant discipline or equivalent (e.g. Management Information Systems).

Public health academic or fellowship training (e.g., MPH, FELTP, epidemiology, health informatics, behavioral science, etc.) strongly preferred but not required.

10+ years of experience in public health program management, health governance, health information systems strengthening, monitoring and evaluation, health informatics or other field related to international health programs are required.

Strong reputation and relationships with MoH and/or PEPFAR stakeholders/beneficiaries required

An in-depth understanding of, and ability to effectively function in the Kenya political, cultural, and social landscape.

Previous experience as a Chief of Party/Deputy Chief of Party/Senior Manager /Team Leader of a comparable multi-dimensional donor project.

Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Professional and diplomatic demeanor and conduct, especially during interactions with the client and its constituents.

Fluent written and spoken English and Swahili required.

Experience working with CDC and/or USAID and/or CDC and/or USAID partners is required.

Preferred

Health informatics experience: Demonstrated experience managing HIS projects or programs.

A capacity builder: Experience in building institutional, local technical, management and leadership capacity.

Be results oriented: Knows how to design and successfully implement, monitor, and disseminate results, adapting as needed to achieve the greatest impact.

A responsive manager: Able to motivate staff to perform effectively toward project objectives.

A strategist and an innovator. Demonstrated creative and innovative problem solver with a strong interest in private-sector approaches to development and a proven ability to produce results.

A motivator: Have the ability to re-energize a team and steer them towards high productivity

A collaborator: Demonstrated success in collaboration and coordination across sister projects, partners, sectors and with home office.

Analytical: Demonstrated problem solving, analytic, financial and evaluative skills.

Agility: Ability to anticipate, respond and adapt quickly to changing requirements and competing demands.

Autonomy: Ability to take initiative and/or respond independently to situations.

Diligence: Attention to detail and ability to effectively and efficiently perform multiple tasks and balance competing priorities often within a required timeframe.

How to apply:

Please follow this link to apply: http://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=U2hhZmFxLlNhZ2hpci41NTA1MC4zODMwQHBhbGxhZGl1bS5hcGxpdHJhay5jb20

Kenya: Finance Coordinator (based in Kenya)

Organization: RedR UK
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 30 Jul 2018

About RedR
Each year millions of people around the world feel the effects of natural disaster and conflict. RedR is an international charity that improves the effectiveness of disaster relief, helping save and rebuild the lives of people affected by disaster worldwide. We do this by delivering essential training and support to relief organisations and their staff, and by supplying skilled professionals to humanitarian programmes.

The RedR office for Sub Sahara Africa based in Nairobi, Kenya runs mainly Open and Tailored programmes, with the possibility of grant funded programmes, providing support to humanitarian responses in the region.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Finance Coordinator (based in Nairobi, Kenya) to support RedR's services in the Sub Sahara Africa. The main function will be to oversee and facilitate the daily function of the financial aspects, along with HR and Programme support.

ROLE DESCRIPTION

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

Finance:

  • Record financial transactions on QuickBooks Online, in line with RedR and donor requirements.
  • Calculation and payment of payroll, social security and all tax liabilities for national staff.
  • Maintain the purchasing and payments systems, processing invoices and bank payments and reconciling supplier statement.
  • Maintain the sales and invoicing system, ensuring receipts are correctly allocated and debts are chased up.
  • Control office petty cash holdings, issuing funds against authorised requests and arranging replenishments under the Imprest system.
  • Process month end journals for payroll, accruals and prepayments.
  • Check advance payment transactions and report accordingly.
  • Maintain the Asset register.
  • Manage and reconcile bank/cash and all other balance sheet accounts.
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date financial records and provide information when required.
  • Ensure financial and resource accountability and effective management of records as required for auditing.
  • Coordinate any statutory or donor audit.
  • Ensure adherence to the RedR finance and administration guidelines and national Government tax and accounting regulations.
  • Coordinate the budgeting process for office running costs from the regional office.
  • Establish and prepare accurate monthly Budget versus Actual reports and fund balances for monthly accounts including office running costs and supporting programme staff with project budget monitoring.
  • Support Budget Holders with preparation of organisational and project budgets
  • Support Budget Holders with preparing donor/client financial reports, including justification of allocation of central costs to projects.
  • Prepare and submit monthly financial accounts and reports to Head Office within deadlines.
  • Prepare monthly cash flow projections, and assist with preparing the same according to donor requirements, as requested.
  • Review all contracts and make appropriate recommendations to RedR UK re: approval – including lease agreements and supplier contracts
  • Participate in bid analysis/procurement committee activities

Legal and RedR Representation

  • Ensure all legal and statutory obligations for the Kenyan authorities are fulfilled.
  • Represent RedR with bank and statutory authorities in Kenya.
  • Provide all necessary admin support to the RedR Kenya Board and attend meetings as the staff rep

HR Administration

  • Support recruitment to vacant posts by being a member of the interview panel
  • Write and issue contracts for national staff and review and sign Associate trainers contracts, ensuring they are timely, accurate and adhere to all local legal requirements.
  • Administer the Medical Insurance scheme for national staff, liaising with the medical insurance provider as appropriate and responding to queries from staff.
  • Administer HR records including leave and absence records, personal files etc.

·Programme

  • Support Proposal Development by developing budgets for project specific proposals
  • Contribute to narrative elements of proposals, and subsequent reports
  • Be a key contact with local partners, including donors, responding to queries and requests for information

OTHER

  • Any other duties specified by (Line Manager) that are appropriate to undertake.

Person Specificiation

Essential

  • Accounting qualification
  • Strong financial analytical skills
  • Proven experience in financial accounting of not less than two years
  • Experience with computer accounting packages, experience of QuickBooks Online would be an advantage.
  • Experience of accounting in a multi currency environment.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Experience in liaising with government departments, NGOs, UN and other organization
  • Strong office administrative experience
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Strong commitment to humanitarian work, preferably with more than one year’s experience of working with an NGO
  • Good interpersonal and team working skills, within a multicultural setting
  • Good spoken and written English and fluent spoken and written Arabic
  • Proactive approach to work and able to work with limited supervision at various points
  • Flexibility and a can-do approach to tasks and the ability to adapt to a changing and challenging environment.
  • Excellent computer literacy in Excel and Word
  • Willingness to be familiar with RedR’s vision and mission, and Middle East programme and be willing to promote this in the field.

Desirable

  • Knowledge of humanitarian sector would be a beneficial
  • Familiarity with Salesforce
  • Previous HR Knowledge and experience

Further information

  • The role is part-time (3 days a week) and is fixed term until the 31st March with the possibility of extension.
  • Salary: KES 1,950,050.
  • Location: Nairobi, Kenya

How to apply:

To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter detailing how your experience matches the personal specification above to: HR@redr.org.uk

Applications close at midnight on the 30th July 2018. Interviews are likely to be held on the 2nd August 2018 in Kenya. The successful candidate will be required to confirm that he/she has the right to live and work in Kenya before the post can be taken up.