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Kenya: Consultancy: Facilitating Project Management for Development professionals (PMD Pro 1) Training

Organization: Malteser
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 03 Oct 2018

Terms of Reference: Facilitating Project Management for Development professionals (PMD Pro 1) Training

Purpose

The purpose of this consultancy is to facilitate Project Management for Development Professionals (PMD Pro 1) training for Malteser International.

Duration of consultancy

The work detailed in this terms of reference to be completed between 15th and 20th October, 2018 for the course delivery and a report thereafter within 5 days after completion of training.

Scope of Training

· Projects and the project life cycle

· Why projects fail

· Project identification and design

· Project initiation

· Project planning

· GANTT charts

· Project implementation

· RACI and HR plans

· Project monitoring, evaluation and control

· End of project transition

Objectives

  • Explain the major roles and responsibilities in project management throughout the project life cycle
  • Explain the relationships between the phases and deliverables of the project life cycle.
  • Explain the major sector-specific contextual factors that are unique to the work of project teams in the international development sector.
  • Select and use tools to improve management of projects

Activities

  • Pre-test assessment of the participants
  • Post-test of the participants
  • Certification of participants who successfully attended the training

Outputs

· Delivery of the training and a detailed report thereof

· Supervision of the post-training examination and certification of participants

· 1-page brochure with main best practices, challenges and lessons learnt in project management

· Development of an action plan for after-training follow up

What Malteser International will be responsible for

  • Transport to and from the venue
  • Venue arrangement
  • Meals and accommodation for the consultant (s)
  • Provision of the training materials

What the trainer(s) will be responsible for

· Conducting the training in accordance to the PMD Pro manual

· Administrative and curriculum support

Training Code

  • Be based on principles of adult and participatory learning
  • Include sufficient opportunities for participants to engage with the materials and concepts being presented such that all sessions will involve a significant proportion of the time with participants engaged in activity
  • Include power point presentations if necessary but that these should be limited in time and length so that the balance of a session is more in favour of activity rather than presentation
  • Reflect respect for individual’s beliefs and culture and will lead to an inclusive and supportive learning environment

Clarification of Terms

· Certificate to participants issued upon satisfactory completion of the training and post-training examination

How to apply:

Interested parties must submit their applications by email, referenced under title ‘Consultancy for Partners Capacity Building in Nanyuki’ to nairobi@malteser-international.org.

Deadline for submission: 03rd October at 17:00 (GMT+3).

Malteser International will consider applications from individual consultants only, who will be the sole responsible to deliver the outputs of the assignment.

Applications should include:

  • Up-to-date curriculum vitae,

  • One supporting document of max 3 pages outlining core competencies in line with the assignment, the proposed methodology of work including timeframe and location and the financial expectations.

Only shortlisted applications will be contacted. Shortlisted candidates may be asked to provide references, evidence of past experience, and additional administrative documents.

The final selection of applicants, or cancellation of the assignment, is at the sole discretion of Malteser International.

PS: WE DO NOT CHARGE APPLICANTS ANY FEE AT ANY POINT OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS.

Kenya: Regional (multi-country) National Ownership and Health Financing Lead, WISH Lot 2

Organization: Options Consultancy Services
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 15 Oct 2018

We’re seeking an experienced individual to join our team based in Nairobi, who will be successfully leading on national ownership and health financing across Lot 2 of the UK-Aid funded Women’s Integrated Sexual Health (WISH) programme. The successful individual will provide excellent leadership and support to WISH Lot 2 teams and consultants based across Asia and Africa, and enable us to achieve above and beyond key performance indicators.

Responsibilities

The Regional (multi-country) National Ownership and Health Financing Lead will be responsible for leading and coordinating the approach to achieving national ownership across WISH Lot 2 countries. The successful applicant will engage with consortium partners to ensure alignment and buy-in to the overarching approach to national ownership.

The Regional National Ownership Lead will provide technical, strategic and management backstopping support to the National Ownership Leads based in Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Madagascar, Bangladesh and Pakistan. The successful candidate will also ensure learning as well as tools and approaches are used to inform roll-out of national ownership interventions in the rest of the Lot 2 countries.

Person specification

To succeed in this role, you will have:

· At least a Master’s Degree in public health, health economics, health management or a related field.

· Significant experience in a senior role in the provision of technical assistance for health including remote support.

· Considerable experience in leading the delivery of donor-funded programmes, particularly those funded by DFID.

· Relevant and demonstrable experience in domestic financing and/or strengthening policy and legislation, using evidence to hold the government to account for sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) outcomes and promote quality control and standards of service provision and care programmes settings.

See the Job Description for more details: https://options.co.uk/jobs/regional-multi-country-national-ownership-and-health-financing-lead

About the programme and Options

Options Consultancy Services Limited was established in 1992 and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marie Stopes International. We are a consultancy organisation providing technical and management expertise in the health and social sectors to governments and international development partners to transform the health of women and children. We provide information, expertise and influence to governments, health workers, NGOs and businesses to catalyse change so that health services can be accessed by the people who need them most.

WISH Lot 2 is led by the International Planned Parenthood Foundation (IPPF) with the following consortium partners: Options (national ownership lead); Marie Stopes International (service delivery partner); International Rescue Committee (service delivery partner); Development Media International (social norm and behaviour change lead) and Handicap International (inclusion of disabilities).

Our approach to National Ownership comprises of four strategies: increase government commitment to SRH outcomes through domestic financing; use evidence-based advocacy and effective partnerships to strengthen policy and legislation; use evidence to hold the government to account for SRH outcomes and; promote quality control and standards of service provision and care.

Benefits include

· Basic salary will include the following allowances and benefits: housing, transportation and meals.

· 25 days Annual Leave per year in addition to Kenyan public holidays.

· Employer 5% pension contribution

· Medical insurance

· 13th month bonus pro rata

· Relocation package for international applicants can be considered

Other information

· Options is an equal opportunities employer

· Overseas candidates require to have the right to work in Kenya.

How to apply:

Application process

· To apply, please send your CV with a summary note of your skills and experience to Michael Cavanagh at wish@options.co.uk. Candidates should state the role (Regional National Ownership Lead WISH Lot 2) in the subject header.

· Closing date for applications is: Applications will be reviewed and invited to interviews on a rolling basis.

· Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for an interview. Interviews will be organised directly with shortlisted applicants on a rolling basis.

Kenya: Monitoring, Verification, and Reporting (MV&R) Officer – Kenya

Organization: International Business & Technical Consultants, Inc.
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 17 Oct 2018

International Business & Technical Consultants, Inc. (IBTCI), a U.S. based international development consulting company established in 1987, has worked in over one hundred countries and implemented over three hundred projects. IBTCI serves government agencies, private sector companies, and several donor agencies. IBTCI specializes in Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) across many sectors including, but not limited to, conflict and crisis, democracy and governance, economic growth, education, environment, and global health.

Job Title: Monitoring, Verification & Reporting Officer

Department/Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Reports To: MV&R Technical Officer

Type: Regular Full-Time

Classification: This is a managerial, exempt level position

Overview:

IBTCI is seeking a Monitoring, Verification, and Reporting (MV&R) Officer for its project based in Nairobi, Kenya. This position will ensure timely completion of all program verifications throughout Somalia in compliance with the SPSS quality control protocols. This position is open to Kenya nationals only.

  • Ensure timely completion of all program monitoring, verifications and reporting in compliance with the project’s quality control protocols.
  • Directly supervise Somalia-based third-party monitoring partners.
  • Work closely with third-party monitoring partners to ensure all USAID/Somalia Implementing Partners’ data and reports are complete, accurate and consistent.
  • Design and develop qualitative monitoring verification tools.
  • Collaborate with staff and consultants on qualitative monitoring and verification to provide relevant information for ongoing M&E project activities.
  • Prepare and compile MVR reports including the collation and attachment of relevant support documentation.
  • Participate in preparation/delivery of USAID quarterly presentations.
  • Design/update templates for use by report writers.
  • Facilitate training on tools/protocols and MVR processes to field supervisors, team leaders, and monitors

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Research experience, including writing high-quality research reports and disseminating results to various stakeholders.
  • Experience managing field-based staff preferred.
  • Prior experience in a remote setting.
  • Proven analytical and research skills.
  • High level of initiative to innovate and lead in remote and resource-limited settings.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Strict attention to detail.
  • Proven ability to work well in small teams and with minimal supervision.

Minimum Requirements:

  • At least three years of monitoring and verification experience in a donor-funded, international organization required.
  • Demonstrated experience with qualitative methods.
  • Strong knowledge of project monitoring, evaluation and verification required.
  • Willingness and ability to travel to various project sites in Somalia as needed required.
  • Experience with field data collection using the mobile technology required.
  • Oral and written fluency in English and Somali required.
  • Must have significant experience working in Somalia.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.

Education: Bachelor’s degree in a social or natural science discipline required.

Working Environment: Work is typically performed in an office environment with some field work.

Physical Requirements: This is largely a sedentary position that requires the ability to speak, hear, see, and lift small objects up to 20 lbs.

Supervisory Responsibility: This position does have supervisory responsibilities.

Travel: International travel required and may include travel to fragile and/or post-conflict zones.

Work Authorization: Candidate must be authorized to work in Nairobi, Kenya.

No phone calls, please. All candidates will be acknowledged, but only final candidates for particular activities will be contacted.

IBTCI is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity for all persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, disabled veteran or Vietnam-era veteran, or any other classification protected by applicable anti-discrimination laws. We prohibit and do not tolerate any form of discrimination or harassment.

How to apply:

If qualified and interested in this opportunity apply with an updated resume to https://hire.withgoogle.com/public/jobs/ibtcicom/view/P_AAAAAAEAADKMJLDypCjhEV

Kenya: Consultancy- TECHNICAL EXPERTS’ CONSULTATION ON DEVELOPING CSO

Organization: Save the Children
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 20 Sep 2018

Terms of Reference

TECHNICAL EXPERTS' CONSULTATION ON DEVELOPING CSO CHILD PARTICIPATION GUIDELINES

  1. Introduction

Save the Children (SC) is the world's leading independent organization for children. As part of the organisation's contribution towards ensuring every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation. As part of efforts towards strengthening regional mechanisms to monitor and defend children's rights, and in line with Save the Children's theory of change on building partnerships, the child rights governance theme (CRG), works closely with the African Union particularly the African Committee of Experts, Regional Economic Communities (RECs), governments and civil society organisations. With support from SIDA, the Regional Programme Unit at Save the Children International East and Southern Africa regional office has worked towards strengthening civil society to use AU mechanisms, and especially the ACERWC's mechanisms, to promote the rights and welfare of boys and girls in Africa, through a project entitled the African Children's Charter Project (ACCP). The ACCP project is now in Phase II of its implementation.

  1. Background

Phase II of the African Children's Charter Project (ACCP II focuses on strengthening the regional human rights system and AU institutions, while linking civil society organisation to these human rights mechanisms as a conduit for holding government and regional institutions to account for commitment made to children.

The outcomes of this project are intended to be achieved through facilitating and promoting the implementation of the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACRWC) relying on three main project components:

1 strengthening of the ACERWC to implement its strategy; 2 influencing AU institutions to consider child rights in their decisions and actions; and 3 strengthening of civil society to use AU mechanisms for the promotion of child rights.

The strengthening of the ACERWC as a regional body for the promotion, advancement and protection of child rights is key for the realization of child rights in the region. Being the centrepiece at the regional level, a well-functioning, strategic and respected ACERWC has a positive bearing on child rights at the Pan-African level as well as being a catalyst for the enhancement and protection of child rights at the national level.

According to the recommendations of the CSO Forum, meaningful child participation during the sessions of the ACERWC has been one of the persistent challenges that need to be addressed. Children can participate in the civil society reporting process either through adult-led civil society organizations that submit complementary reports to the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare (ACERWC), or through their own child-led organizations. Children might also be involved in the formal State Party reporting process through participating in consultations organized by their government or civil society organizations.

However, although the participation of children has been noted as a critical element of improving their agency as rights holder, there are no rules or guidelines on children's participation in State Party and CSO reporting processes. In addition, children's participation is usually piecemeal, often tokenistic and unstainable. In order to address these challenges, the ACERWC together with its development partners'1decided to develop a guideline on child participation to guide the ACERWC and CSOs on how to meaningfully engage children in matters that affect them at regional, national and local levels. . This project will support the ACERWC to develop this guideline and in particular, guidelines for children's participation in reporting, during sessions and very importantly feedback to children's engagement with the Committee.

1 Objectives of the consultancy

The purpose of the consultancy is to carry out consultations with child rights experts using steering group discussion approaches, and update a draft document on child participation guidelines from these consultations, which will be conducted in Nairobi from the 18- 21 of September 2018.

The programme team will develop a zero draft to form the basis of the expert consultations. The programme team led by the child participation coordinator will facilitate and moderate group discussions on different sections of the guidelines. Through the use of various tools and methodologies, the consultant should be able to harmonize conversations, facilitate plenary sessions, ensure maximum and effective participation of experts and other stakeholders, as well as extract and analyse key messaging and asks from the consultations which can be used for finalising the child participation guidelines. The consultant is further expected to review and analyse the draft guidelines against AU processes and within the functioning of the AU architecture to ensure the document is fit for purpose and acceptable for adoption by the ACERWC and its Secretariat.

The specific results are:

  • Comprehensive and detailed views and opinions gathered from the experts and other stakeholders during the consultations through the use of various tools and methodologies.
  • Analysis of findings from the consultations.
  • Key messages and views derived from the consultations to be used for drafting the child participation guidelines, using an AU lens.

Key Tasks

  • Attend and facilitate a 3-day training in Kenya with Child Rights Experts and also steer discussions to deliver key outputs to be used in drafting the child participation guidelines.
  • Facilitate the focus group discussions with the experts through using various tools and methods to ensure maximum participation of children and other stakeholders.
  • Document detailed views and opinions from the consultations capturing the key points that will guide in drafting the guidelines.
  • Analyse findings from the consultations.
  • Extract key messages and views from the findings that will be used to draft the child participation guidelines.
  • Revision of the draft child participation guidelines in view for submission to the ACERWC.

Key Deliverables

1 A draft child participation guideline. 2 A narrative report documenting the key findings of the consultations.

1 Methodology, Outputs and Timeframe

Deliverables

No. of Working days

Facilitate workshop for the drafting of Child participation guidelines

3

Collation and documentation of findings

4

Analyse findings gathered during the consultations and write a narrative report on the finding

3

Develop a draft document on guidelines to child participation

4

Total Number of Days

14

1 Consultant profile

The consultant or firm must demonstrate substantial knowledge and experience in child rights and child participatory approaches as well as an understanding of AU processes and organs especially the ACERWC.

The consultant or firm must have experience in all aspects of carrying out research including planning research, outlining and writing reports, reviewing documents, facilitating focus group discussions and workshop-like events, analysing large amounts of material and data, and extracting key messages which can be used for communications and advocacy purposes.

This consultancy is open to individuals and firms who possess the following requirements:

  • Substantial working experience in participatory research with children especially in Regional Mechanisms, using child participation approaches and methodologies.
  • Capacity to gather and critically analyse large amounts of material and data.
  • Extensive knowledge of the political context and functions of AU processes.
  • Ability and willingness to travel within the Horn of Africa.
  • Demonstrated experience in carrying out research and/or similar assessments, especially on issues affecting children and children's rights issues.
  • Experience of writing reports of similar assignments characterised by ease of readability across mixed audiences.
  • Excellent writing skills in English.

The consultant will be commissioned by the Regional Programme Unit (RPU) which is based in the East and Southern Africa Regional Office (ESARO), and will work with the Child Rights Governance project team for the successful completion of this assignment.

1 Remuneration

Daily rates will be determined after discussions with the consultant. SCI ESARO will cover for the consultant's air tickets on economy class, accommodation on bed and breakfast plus airport transfers to the workshop venue All other costs shall be borne directly by the consultant. Remuneration will be based on submission of deliverables. Payment will be made as per the agreed schedule. Taxation laws for Kenya will apply on the overall consultancy fee.

1 Ethics, Safeguarding and Code of Conduct

As the consultant or firm will be working on behalf of Save the Children, they will be required to sign and adhere to the Child Safeguarding Policy and ethical guidelines. Note that background checks will be undertaken on all applicants.

As regards the documentation, the title rights, copyrights and all other rights of whatever nature in any materials used or generated under the provisions of these services will exclusively be vested with Save the Children International East and Southern Africa Regional Office.

1 Submitting expressions of interest

Interested individuals or firms must submit a technical and financial proposal including:

  • A cover letter introducing the consultant and how the skills and competencies above are met, with concrete examples as appropriate.
  • An expression of interest including interpretation of the TOR, proposed methodology, time schedule and work plan for carrying out the consultancy.
  • A CV detailing relevant skills and experience, including 3 contactable referees
  • Reasonable budget breakdown and cost consideration commensurate to expected deliverables.

Applicants should be available for immediate engagement

Applications should be submitted to:

Save the Children East and Southern Africa Regional Office by Friday, 25th September 2018

Applications shall be reviewed on a rolling basis.

1 ACCP consortium members consisting of Plan International, Save the Children, African Child Policy Forum, Dullar Omar Institute and Institute of Human Rights in Development

How to apply:

Application Email: Please apply with a covering letter and up-to-date CV to: Esaro.procurement@savethechildren.org

Kenya: HIV Technical Writer Consultant

Organization: Population Services International
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 11 Oct 2018

HIV Technical Writer, Consultant

Based in any remote location

Reports to Deputy Director, HIV/TB and STAR Project Director

Short term contract for up 3 months, 40 -60 working days max.

Who we are

With over 45 years of experience, working in over 60 countries, Population Services International (PSI) is the world's leading non-profit social marketing organization. PSI is reimagining healthcare, by putting the consumer at the center, and wherever possible – bringing care to the front door. We are working to fix market failures, shape future health markets and shift policy and funding to better support consumer empowered healthcare.

There are over 8,000 “PSIers” around the world. We are a diverse group of entrepreneurial development professionals with a wide range of backgrounds and experience. All with unique skills that we bring to the critically important work that we do.

Join us!

We are looking for dynamic candidates with significant global health program experience and expertise in technical writing and knowledge management for the HIV Technical Writer, Consultant. The Consultant will work closely with the HIV STAR program staff to edit and package seven case studies into a booklet that showcases PSI's implementation experience. Targeting a global technical audience, the Consultant will use qualitative and quantitative skills to analyze and present project results and experiences. S/he must be able to convey complex information simply and succinctly. Working with program and communications staff, the Consultant is responsible for providing guidance on internally and externally disseminating PSI technical publications and resources in online and print forms. In addition, s/he assists in editing technical documents, reviewing documents with an eye for consistency, clarity and grammatical correctness.

The Consultant will work closely with PSI staff at all levels both in South Africa and elsewhere and report to the Project Director, HIV. This will be a 3-months consulting contract and may be performed remotely or from a PSI office.

Sound like you? Read on.

Your contribution

RESPONSIBILITIES:** The Consultant is responsible for ensuring smooth and timely flow of work. Scope of work includes, but is not limited to the following:

  • Edit and package original content (seven case studies) into a single publication highlighting implementation experience, challenges and accomplishments using provided templates
  • Work with project leads and country teams to capture critical concepts for articulation to external audiences
  • Advise on targeted dissemination strategies to ensure technical publications reach priority audiences; prepare summaries to announce knowledge products on project website and via social media channels

What are we looking for?

The basics

  • Master's degree in public health, epidemiology, social sciences or a related field
  • 5+ years' experience designing, implementing, evaluating and/or serving as a technical writer for HIV programs (experience in HIVST preferred)
  • Excellent writing skills, with an ability to write technical content clearly, concisely, and in an engaging manner, drawing from a variety of data sources under tight timelines; editing experience a plus
  • Proven scientific writing experience, including publications
  • Familiarity with design of visual representations of data, including diagrams, charts, and graphs
  • Qualitative and quantitative data analysis skills (optional)
  • Experience working with UNITAID is a plus
  • Proven ability to develop routines to manage large workloads and organize work efficiently
  • Advanced computer skills with strong Office 365 skills (and other Office 365 applications)
  • Familiarity with Adobe InDesign a plus
  • Written and verbal fluency in English
  • References will be required

N.B. PSI will not consider work visa sponsorship for this position subject to legal eligibility requirements.

Successful candidates will be customer service oriented, exhibit excellent communication and interpersonal skills; have proven problem solving ability; be able to work efficiently and quickly under pressure; be able to prioritize and perform multiple tasks; and have the ability to work with minimal supervision and follow through on assignments. Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated experience in international health and development issues, and technology innovation.

What would get us excited?

  • Health Area Experience. You have technical writing experience in a specific health area and have deeper knowledge in Family Planning, NCDs, WASH or Malaria, in addition to HIV (required)
  • Strong Technical Leadership. You believe in the power of behavior change and have worked on both large and small projects that have used this approach with demonstrated impact. You possess strong technical skills and deep knowledge that you can and have applied across different health areas. You have solid understanding of quality standards in knowledge management and can hold your own in a room with other specialists in this area, diplomatically defending unconventional approaches to longstanding problems.
  • Natural Collaborator. You enjoy working with others and will persist even when the going gets tough. You work to inspire a shared vision for knowledge management. You have successfully helped previous colleagues learn, grow and thrive in their work.
  • Mind for Process Improvement. You bring awareness and commitment to doing work effectively and efficiently. You see a way to streamline or improve a process and who won't hesitate to share your ideas for how to get the whole team on board to make it happen.

STATUS

  • Consultant

*Due to high volume of applications, only finalists will be contacted. Curious about your status? Please log into your iCIMS account to find out.

PSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals regardless of actual or perceived race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, personal appearance, matriculation, political affiliation, family status or responsibilities, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, childbirth, related medical conditions or breastfeeding, genetic information, amnesty, veteran, special disabled veteran or uniform service member status or employment status.

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Kenya: Country Finance / Partner Coordinator (national position) based in Nairobi

Organization: Malteser
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 17 Sep 2018

Malteser International, the worldwide relief agency of the Order of Malta for humanitarian aid, works in more than 20 countries in Africa, Asia and the Americas for people in need, regardless of their religion, origin or political affiliation. Its mission is to provide emergency relief as well as to implement rehabilitation measures and to facilitate the link between emergency relief and sustainable development. Christian values and the humanitarian principles of impartiality and independence form the basis of its work in the following areas: Relief, Reconstruction & Rehabilitation; Health & Nutrition; Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH); Livelihood & Social Programs and Disaster Risk Reduction.

In conjunction with various donors, sectors, partners, other stakeholders, and the MoH, Malteser International implements several own and partner implemented projects in Kenya. Currently, the main projects are trans-border support of food security and resilience of marginalized semi nomads in drought areas of north Kenya and south Ethiopia, climate change adaptation in the area of access to drinking water for semi-nomadic pastoralists by resource conservation through combating desertification in semi-arid Northern Kenya, innovative approach to improved management of non-communicable diseases in the informal settlements of Nairobi, a multi-stakeholder partnership for neglected, specialized health professions in Kenya, a tuberculosis project in Nairobi County, and various smaller foundation funded projects. The goal is to ensure management of all programme finance related activities, self-implemented and partner related administrative and financial monitoring, all aligned with Malteser International administrative guidelines, donor guidelines, and linked to the overall Kenya Country Strategy in close cooperation and collaboration with the Country Representative, Health Coordinator and respective Project Managers.

Malteser International is looking for a motivated

Country Finance / Partner Coordinator (national) based in Nairobi

Reporting to

Country Representative Kenya

Main purpose of the role:

The Finance and Partner Coordinator Kenya is responsible for the coordination and monitoring of the various self-implemented and partner-implemented projects and activities, including managing budget controls, financial reports internal and external, liaison, frequent monitoring visits, due diligence, accountability, providing workshops for partner development, etc.

Responsibilities:

Ø Responsible for financial monitoring and reporting of self-implemented projects within Kenya

Ø Preparation, compilation, and conduction of annual organizational audit in Kenya, including analysis

Ø Control of cash requests from Kenya locations and partners

Ø Ensuring all necessary budget controls are prepared and conducting an analysis and projection for decision making of the programme teams

Ø Support local partner organizations in financial planning and designing of project activities, including preparation of budget and support for work plans in proposals

Ø Ensure financial partner frameworks are according to donor standards and making adjustments in cooperation accordingly

Ø Ensure effective and timely financial reporting of projects and partner projects according to set targets/ indicators and promote quality assurance according to Malteser International and donor policies and standards

Ø Establish and maintain mechanisms/ tools/ systems in cooperation with local partner organizations for close financial monitoring and evaluation of activities, their quality and financial impact

Ø Supervise the administration, finance and logistic of the partner organizations to ensure appropriate record keeping and adherence to Malteser International and donor administrative, finance and procurement procedures and guidelines, in close coordination with HQ program and administrative units.

Ø Develop the financial and administrative capacity of local partner organizations through regular (quarterly) review and feedback to ensure they can fulfil the required procedures and guidelines, as well as for effective project implementation

Ø Manage a small accountant / administrative team

Ø Any other duty relevant to Malteser International and partner projects as assigned and required by CC / HQ.

Qualifications:

Ø Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Commerce or Finance and qualified accountant (ACCA, CPA (K) or equivalent). Master’s degree a strong added advantage

Ø Min. 5 years managerial experience in accounting or finance area of non-profit organization or an international commercial organization and excellent understanding of financial systems and procedures

Ø At least 5 years hands-on project experience in NGO sector, management, and coordination of partners

Ø Track record of managing contracts, grants and financial reporting and controlling

Ø Strong analytical skills to successfully perform financial reviews and other forms of quantitative analyses

Ø Ability to prioritize work according to importance and deadlines while meeting work demands

Ø Possesses initiative and is able to work with minimum supervision

Ø Excellent computer skills in Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Internet, etc. and experience in using financial accounting software

Ø Excellent English oral and written language skills

Personal Qualities:

Ø Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills, working with different groups, partners and nationalities under minimal supervision

Ø Strong initiative and self-motivated, with a strong commitment to teamwork and humanitarian principle

Ø Ability to cope with high workload and stress and identify priority activities and assignments, and adjust priorities as required

Ø Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships in a multi-ethnic, multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary environment

Conditions:

Ø Starting date: as soon as 10/2018

Ø Duty Station: Nairobi

Ø Duration of contract (after probation): annual (renewal possible)

Ø Salary according to qualification and experience, insurance package

Ø Please note that this is an unaccompanied position

Please note, these positions are subject to final approval by the donor. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Malteser International

D-50825 Cologne / Germany / www.malteser-international.org

How to apply:

If you are interested in this position, please apply online at https://bit.ly/2PDQH73

Kindly submit your application (CV, letter of motivation, copies of diplomas and three professional references) until September 17th, 2018.

PS: WE DO NOT CHARGE APPLICANTS ANY FEE AT ANY POINT OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS.

Kenya: C3 TECHNICAL SUPPORT ANALYST

Organization: Marie Stopes International
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 20 Sep 2018

The Function
Marie Stopes International’s Global Information Systems (GIS) function are responsible for the successful management and support of global technical solutions deployed across the organisation. The GIS function plays a critical role in enabling the delivery of family planning and safe abortion services around the world through ensuring well supported systems and data that undepin the delivery of social business strategies to deliver quality, client-centred services. Reporting to the Head of Digital Business Solutions, this role will be working within a project team that spans across GIS and the Health Systems Department (HSD) to successfully deliver MSI’s new contact centre technology project C3 across participating Country Programmes.

The Role
This role will lead on the technical aspects of the day to day deployment, support and maintenance of MSI’s contact centre technology platform (Microsoft CRM365) and supporting software, including integrations, across MSI’s International Country Programmes. Working within a small distributed project team, your responsibilities will be varied and span across technical hardware and software support, end-user assistance and skills capacity building of in-country team members. You are both organised and a creative solution finder with attention to detail. You have experience working with people from different environments with varied technical abilities and the ability to support across these. You are pro-active member of the team, that can pre-empt, recognise and resolve issues as required. You have the necessary skills to support across IT and Operational in-country teams and excellent communication skills enabling you to resolve even complex issues through remote support.
This role will be required to both physically and remotely support in-country IT teams when but not excluded to, configuring the C3 solution. This will include delivering training and support sessions to in-country staff remotely and/or in person. You will also need to ensure that requests for support are logged and actioned appropriately and in the required time frame. You will pro-actively ensure users are kept informed of actions being taken and can follow up as required to ensure issues are resolved.

Key Responsibilities
• Develop expertise in Microsoft CRM365 and the other C3 solution components
• Support the configuration of C3 solutions and integrations in accordance with agreed MSI standards
• Support in-country teams to deploy the C3 solutions and integrations, working with key stakeholders in each location
• Remotely, and/or in person, train in-country teams on the C3 solutions
• Create and maintain a software knowledge base to aid support call resolution
• Assist in-country teams in identifying ‘best of breed’ hardware and software to compliment the C3 solutions
• Support the set-up of any other software deemed necessary for the implementation
• Ensure MSI’s GIS security standards are in place and enforced
• Support local test teams in User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
• Respond to requests for support by identifying, recording and categorising issues and incidents
• Responsible for onboarding new users, setting up profiles and ensuring all details are set-up correctly
• Produce statistics and reports as required
• Contribute to the development of standards, processes and procedures
• Carry out any other duties deemed necessary by the business and project team
• Potential for international travel

Skills & Experience (essential/desirable)
Qualifications
• Professional qualification in IT (desirable)
Experience/Knowledge
• Experience in setting up and managing technology in remote areas
• Experience in change management and project management
• Experience in presenting to and persuading diverse audiences, and in delivering training to users
• Experience of distance collaboration with colleagues in other countries
• Experience handling multiple and short duration deployments at the same time
• Experience with Microsoft technologies (desirable)
• Experience with SLA’s, OLA’s and KPI’s (desirable)
Skills
• Good communication, logical thinking and decision making
• Excellent problem solving abilities
• Strong teamwork and interpersonal skills and ability to communicate with all management levels
• Hands on approach and the ability to go the extra mile
• Excellent customer service skills
• Ability to meet deadlines and work in a fast-paced environment
• Ability to explain technical concepts to non-experts
• Numerate, articulate and analytical with attention to detail
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Working knowledge of Microsoft products (desirable)
• English speaking (essential)
• French speaking (highly desirable)
Personal Attributes
• Proactive and practical approach to work, with a ‘can do’ attitude
• Passionate for both service delivery and personal self-development
• Dynamic, creative individual with the ability to show initiative
• Flexible and adaptable, able to thrive in difficult/complex environments
• Committed to keeping up to date with relevant technologies, backed up by recent technical certifications (desirable)
• Able to work without direction to achieve results
• Able to prioritise workload
• Able to communicate effectively with both technical and non-technical colleagues
• Strong time keeping and time management
• Strong team player
• Ability to travel
• Strong commitment to the vision and goals of Marie Stopes International
• Pro Choice

How to apply:

• Applications quoting the position title with a detailed CV, contact details of 3 referees including their email addresses (1 of which should be your immediate supervisor, 1 former supervisor and 1 any other but not a relative) should be submitted to: pd@mariestopes.or.ke on or before September 20, 2018.
• Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Kenya: Regional Programme Manager

Organization: Action Africa Help – International
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 07 Sep 2018

Grade: AH 3

Department: Programmes

Reports to: Programme Director

Staff reporting to this post: Project Managers; Finance Officer; Other Project Staff

Liaises with: AAH-I Directorate; Regional Security Manager; Donors in the country, Government Authorities, Agency representatives as well as other important stakeholders in Somalia

Duty Station: Nairobi, with frequent travel to Somalia’s South Central, Somaliland and Puntland regions

Purpose of the role: The Regional Programme Manager has the overall responsibility for effectively and efficiently managing AAH-I Somalia in building strategic partnerships, resource mobilisation, advocacy, leadership and management to contribute to AAH-I’s Mission and Vision.

Duties & Responsibilities

1) Partnership development and resource mobilisation

The Regional Programme Manager is responsible for leading the team to develop strategic partnerships with key government, funders and implementing partners in line with the overall country strategy. This includes developing relationships with key line Ministries responsible for livelihoods (Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries), Health, and Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons. Keeps abreast of the country priority development areas and ensures that the country strategy addresses them so that the Somalia Country Programme remains relevant to its stakeholders. The RPM will ensure that AAH-I is represented in key regional and national fora including the regional fora for planning and implementation of the Somali returnee strategy. The Regional Programme Manager will ensure representation with key UN and other multilateral and bilateral agencies based in Nairobi and Mogadishu. This includes keeping up to date with business development and planning regarding regional and national contracts and multi-donor development plans. S/he will work with the senior managers within the Somalia Country Programme to ensure that programme design and planning aligns with and secures support from these key partners. This means ensuring that senior staff are kept abreast of global debates for instance related to the Sustainable Development Goals, development financing and development innovations.

2) Programme Development and Management

With overall responsibility for programme development and management, works in consultation with the Directorate to develop the country strategy in line with the overall AAH-I strategy and prioritise programme strategies. Takes the lead in identifying new projects and gap areas in existing projects with a view to soliciting new funding. Ensures that programme and project activities outlined in the overall AAH-I and Somalia Country Strategic Plans and donor contracts are effectively implemented in accordance with contractual obligations and AAH-I’s goals and mission. Ensures that the quality of Somalia Country projects and services delivered is maintained and that projects are implemented in accordance with AAH-I’s policies and procedures.

3) Human Resource Management

Effectively manages Somalia Country Programme staff according to the approved Human Resources (HR) policies and procedures, and ensures that the Somalia ream fully conforms to labour laws and regulations in Somalia and Somaliland. Effectively manages by setting performance targets in line with the Country Programme and project objectives and ensures that the managers follow AAH-I policies and procedure in management of project staff and partners in the field.

4) Financial Management

Works closely with the Finance Manager to ensure effective management of country and project budgets in compliance with AAH-I’s and donor policies and procedures. Supports and manages the Finance Manager to ensure that the agreed reporting deadlines are fully complied with. Working closely with the senior managers, draws up annual work plans and budgets for the country and seeks AAH-I Directorate and International Board approval and monitors implementation.

5) Security & Risk Management

The Regional Program Manager shall be responsible for safety and security of staff, assets and ensure continuity of AAH-I Somalia program.

S/he shall also be responsible for;

a) The development of Somalia Security policy, plan and standard operating procedures in line with AAH-I Security policy and ensure their implementation

b) Ensuring timely Security Risk Assessment, prioritization of risk levels and enforcement of mitigation measures

c) Putting in place and implementation of Minimum Security Operating Standards (MSOS).

d) For continuous security training and up to date briefing of staff and consultants.

Download the complete job advert.

How to apply:

Interested candidates should email application letter and CV (with 3 referees) addressed to recruitke@actionafricahelp.org to be received by 7th September, 2018. The email Subject Line must show the job title of the position applied for. AAH-I is an equal-opportunity employer. We thank candidates for their high interest in the opportunities we publish on our website. Due to the high number of applications we receive, we will only get back to shortlisted candidates.

Kenya: Deputy Director – Programme Quality, Africa region

Organization: BRAC
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 14 Sep 2018

BRAC is a development success story, spreading anti-poverty solutions born in Bangladesh to 10 other developing countries in Asia and Africa, making it a global leader in providing opportunities for the world’s poor.

BRAC was founded in Bangladesh in 1972 by Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, and is today one of the top leaders in developing cost-effective, evidence-based poverty innovations in extremely poor, fragile and post-disaster settings. BRAC started its first programme outside of Bangladesh in Afghanistan in 2002 through the Stichting BRAC International, which is registered in the Netherlands. BRAC International is currently reaching over 19 million people beyond Bangladesh and creating opportunities to break the cycle of poverty.

With a holistic approach that uses a wide array of interventions including microfinance, education, healthcare, food security, legal services and more, BRAC invests in communities’ own human and material resources, catalyzing lasting change and creating an ecosystem in which the poor have the chance to seize control of their own lives. Of the world’s top development and humanitarian relief organisations, BRAC is one of the few based in the global south. In March 2018, BRAC was ranked as the number one NGO in the world for the third consecutive year by the Geneva-based NGO Advisor, an independent media organization committed to highlighting innovation, impact and governance in the non-profit sector.

BRAC International is seeking to recruit an experienced high calibre professional for the position of Deputy Director – Programme Quality, Africa Region.

Job Location: Africa Regional Office, Nairobi, Kenya.

Job Purpose:

Reporting to the Director-Africa region, the Deputy Director-Programme Quality, Africa Region will contribute to implementation of the Africa strategy by developing a coherent approach among the countries to achieve the programmatic goals for Africa. The incumbent will oversee programme quality in the BRAC International countries within the region. This will include proposal development, project design, implementation and impact measurement of country programmes.

The role holder will also be responsible for ensuring knowledge sharing and learning related to programming and programme quality across the region and rest of BRAC International.

S/he will develop a sustainable network with donors and ensure financial sustainability of programmes.

The Deputy Director – Programme Quality, Africa region will be responsible for coordinating activities of the regional programme staff, including the direct supervision of some of those staff, ensuring they, as a team, meet the requirements of the region.

Key Responsibilities:

The key responsibilities include:

  • Providing successful leadership in proposal development and programme specific sustainable fundraising mechanisms and working closely with senior management, donors and the Board for programme expansion and exit strategy;
  • Assisting BRAC International countries in carrying out contextual analysis, programme reviews and making necessary adjustments to ongoing programmes to better align them with organizational priorities, and identify opportunities for innovation;
  • Working closely with affiliates (BRAC UK, BRAC USA) and Resident Representative Fundraiser of Netherlands for fund-raising, maintaining donor liaison and representing BRAC at a regional level. Developing a sustainable network/relationship with donors to lift BRAC International acceptability among donors at regional level;
  • Supporting countries to establish effective monitoring and evaluation frameworks and developing impact measurement systems. Visiting Country Offices in the region on a periodic basis to review programmes. Offering suggestions to the country teams on how to strengthen their programmes and following up on implementation of suggestions. Reviewing programmatic reports of the countries and sharing knowledge across BRAC International;
  • Advising BRAC International senior management on strategic programming in the countries and participating in strategic decision making. Ensuring communication and cooperation within the region and between the region and the wider organization around programme quality issues;
  • Representing BRAC at the regional level and facilitating engagement with strategic partners, donors, social movements in the region and globally;
  • Developing a competitive advocacy framework for the Africa region and providing necessary suggestions and guidelines for implementation;
  • Directing and managing regional programme staff at the Regional office and being actively involved in selection, orientation, coaching and development of staff through supportive supervision;
  • Any other responsibility as and when required by the Regional office.

Education requirements: A PhD/ Masters in relevant subjects such as Economics, Social Science, International Development, etc.

Experience requirements:

  • 15 to 20 years experience in a senior technical or management position preferably in an NGO/INGO managing complex programmes, including programme planning and administration, evaluation, proposal writing and fund-raising, managing budgets and accounts, staff supervision and training;
  • Experience in developing and implementing an effective monitoring framework and impact measurement tools;
  • Experience in more than one country preferably;
  • Demonstrated experience in dealing with multiple stakeholders and multicultural staff and work team supervision and development; and
  • Demonstrated experience in advocacy work and knowledge of at least one sector BRAC works in.

Required competencies:

  • Leadership skills
  • Understanding of international social, political and economic issues and regional particularities
  • Commitment to poverty alleviation and gender issues
  • Data rational, finance and budgeting skills , analytical and resource optimization skills
  • Excellent written and spoken English skills
  • Skilled at developing others
  • Participative style, strong influencing skills
  • Experience and knowledge of south-based development issues
  • Technical knowledge of at least one BRAC programme
  • Skills related to Monitoring and Evaluation functions and knowledge management
  • Adept at multitasking, troubleshooting innovatively
  • Appreciation of diversity and familiarity with multicultural environment

Employment type: Contractual

How to apply:

If you believe you fit the required profile, please forward your curriculum vitae giving details of your qualifications and experience, and quoting BRAC International – Deputy Director Programme Quality to recruitment@cedarconsulting.co.ke by Friday, 14 September 2018.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Kenya: Development Credit Authority (DCA) Advisor

Organization: Palladium International
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 21 Sep 2018

Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact – the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits.

For the past 50 years, we have been making Positive Impact possible. With a team of more than 2,500 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of more than 35,000 technical experts, Palladium has improved – and is committed to continuing to improve – economies, societies and most importantly, people's lives.

Palladium is a child-safe organisation, and screens applicants for suitability to work with children. We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status. The Feed the Future Kenya Investment Mechanism (KIM) Program is a five-year project that will unlock financing and investment by addressing two principal market failures that have discouraged investors from financing certain segments of the clean energy and agriculture sectors: 1) insufficient quality consulting services (financial, transaction advisory, strategy and business performance), and 2) limited availability of financial products tailored to agriculture and clean energy.

To address these failures, KIM will create a sustainable, market-based ecosystem for finance and investment through mobilizing capital into the horticulture, dairy, livestock, and clean energy value chains (VCs), and facilitating an enabling environment conducive to investment. This program will mobilize private capital into target VCs through innovative smart incentives and building partnerships with key actors that can deliver access to market, know-how, and technology to drive VC competitiveness. Concurrently, KIM will lead policy reform efforts focused on removing barriers inhibiting large-scale investment into the target sectors, therefore unlocking further finance. The two objectives of KIM will result in the project serving as an investment platform that mobilizes substantial capital from the public and private sectors and builds partnerships between stakeholders in the financial ecosystem, ultimately contributing to USAID's overall goal of fostering broad-based, sustained, and inclusive economic growth in Kenya.

The DCA Advisor will work closely with financial institutions to provide capacity building support on the utilization of DCA guarantees. This will entail providing training and technical assistance to increase DCA utilization rates, monitoring and reporting on utilization, and assisting FIs to modify DCA guarantee agreements as needed. * Conduct rapid review of financial institutions with DCA guarantees, resulting in a final baseline for DCA utilization rates to inform a strategy to expand FI usage of this tool;

  • Work to connect prospective investors with DCA guarantees to ensure risk is sufficiently mitigated to finance target value chain SMEs;
  • Analyze reasons for DCA under-utilization as well as success factors and develop methods to increase their utilization among Kenya's financial institutions;
  • Lead the design and implementation of demand-driven training to FIs to re-design their DCA agreements to match KIM and USAID's potential investment opportunities. Provide on-demand technical assistance to FIs with DCAs throughout project implementation;
  • Supervise the work of KIM subcontractors and STTA providing technical assistance and training to financial institutions;
  • Work to improve financial institution reporting into the DCA database;
  • Monitor DCA utilization in the Kenyan market each quarter and report this information to USAID;
  • Lead conversations with USAID Kenya and DCA in Washington to negotiate changes to existing DCA guarantee instruments and how they can be modified to align with a changing Kenyan market;
  • Work with the Opportunities Team to develop a pipeline of private sector firms whose loans could potentially be backed by DCA guarantees;
  • Develop a community of practice among financial institutions with DCAs to share lessons learned, highlight successes, and develop best practices;
  • Design and implement communication strategies, and develop case studies highlighting success in guarantee utilization, to encourage financial institutions to make use of DCAs. * Master's Degree in a relevant subject (MBA, MA in Business, Economics, International Development, Agriculture, etc.) or a B.A. and 10+ years of similar experience;
  • Five years or more of work experience required in the finance and investment field;
  • Significant experience and/or exposure to USAID's Development Credit Authority mechanism required;
  • Overall experience with loan guarantee mechanisms, financial inclusion services, and/or alternative financing schemes required;
  • Demonstrated experience providing training to financial sector actors required;
  • Excellent contacts within Kenyan international banking/investment fields;
  • Impeccable professional record and integrity;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

How to apply:

Please follow this link to apply: http://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=VWJhaWQuTWlydmF5ZHVsbG9ldi4yMTE5NS4zODMwQHBhbGxhZGl1bS5hcGxpdHJhay5jb20