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Kenya: Road Design Engineer

Organization: UNOPS
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 25 Aug 2018

Background Information – Job-specific

General Background of Project/Assignment

The Somali Urban Investment Planning Project (SUIPP), financed by the WB managed Somali Multi-Partner Fund (MPF), is supporting the preparation of Feasibility Studies (FS) and Detailed Engineering Designs (DED) for urban roads across two cities of Somalia (Kismayo and Baidoa). The Project is currently under preparation for carrying out FS and DED for 30km of urban roads in Kismayo and 20km of urban roads in Baidoa. The FS and DEDs are soon to be undertaken by UNOPS. The civil works for the above infrastructure will be implemented in the proposed follow on Somali Urban Resilience Project (SURP).

Functional Responsibilities

The position of Road Design Engineer encompasses the following major functions:

  1. Supports the Project Manager in implementation of the Detailed Design work activities for the Project to ensure they are implemented in a timely manner and within budget;
  2. Investigation and detailed design of urban roads including the associated drainage system, footpaths, street lighting, intersections and any other details required for a complete design for the Project;
  3. Supports the Project Manager in Management of the preparation of Bid Documents for the follow on construction;
  4. Project Administration responsibilities;
  5. Maintain ongoing stakeholder liaison to ensure relevant stakeholder partners are fully and timely informed of and in agreement with the project activities.

Duties and Responsibilities for the Road design Engineer
The duties and responsibilities for the position are as follows:-

  1. Under the guidance of the Project Manager, the Road Design Engineer will manage the project activities for the detailed design for a total of 50km of urban roads in Kismayo (30km) and Baidoa (20km) to ensure they are implemented in a timely manner and within budget;
  2. Develop work plan for the detailed design work and budget, (overall project and monthly);
  3. Support the Project Manager in management of the project budgets against agreed targets;
  4. Facilitate and guide the Project Team based international and local project staff in development and delivery of annual work plans and budget;
  5. Supports the Project Manager in Management of day to day operations associated with the design work, management, implementation and coordination;
  6. Coordination of the delivery of the project;
  7. Supports the Project Manager in management of external experts and supporting suppliers for the purposes of delivering the programme to the highest standard;
  8. Maintain a good relationship with stakeholders throughout the project implementation phase;

i. Investigation and detailed design of urban roads

a) Review feasibility scope of works in liaison with the Project Manager that will also be implemented at the same time as detailed design work taking into consideration the existing Infrastructure and transport policies and priorities, and the relevant communities and stakeholders concerns;

b) Prepare, investigate and design the methodology and criteria required to implement the design component;

c) Under the guidance of the Project Manager, The Road Design Engineer supervises the Design of all road infrastructure works including, culverts, intersections and crossings, drainage systems, footpaths, street lighting and other works

d) Guide road design engineers and other technical team members;

e) Design and development of roads maintenance systems (O&M Plan) through a consultative process targeting key stakeholders involvement;

Ensure accurate identification of targeted beneficiaries

ii. Supports in management of the preparation of Bid Documents

a) Prepare contract specifications, drawings, bills of quantities and engineers estimate;

b) Design quality control systems and procedures

c) Respond to technical queries from the Municipalities as required;

iii. Project Administration responsibilities

a) Assist the Project Manager to manage all engineering and contractual activities related to the Detailed Design work;

b) Assist the Project Manager to Manage project staff and contractors;

c) Certification of the design works, variations and contractor’s contract relating to monthly progress claims

d) Evaluate feedback from clients and partners to improve project implementation

e) Coordinate and supervise training activities that may be implemented for capacity building of the Municipalities;

f) Maintain ongoing stakeholder liaison to ensure relevant stakeholder partners are fully and timely informed of and in agreement with the project activities

g) Work with WB and key stakeholders to ensure awareness of the progress of the Project in liaison with the Project Manager;

h) Develop effective information, education and communication (IEC) materials for public awareness of the Project in liaison with the Project Manager;

i) Maintain good relationships with stakeholders throughout the project.

j) Participate in the Municipalities and WB progress meetings;

iv. Most challenging duties typically undertaken

a) Engaging with the Somali Government stakeholders and minimising political interference;

b) The urban roads project for Kismayo and Baidoa is perhaps one of the most highly political component currently for the WB in development of Somalia, largely because of the high interest form the Government and Donor community during ongoing discussion in the Infrastructure Practice Working groups (IPWG) and the possibility of future funding;

c) The position is to work alongside the UNOPS Feasibility Study project team headed by the UNOPS Project Manager to ensure that synergies are identified and strengthened to ensure maximum benefits across both project components are fully realized;

d) Given the project will only focus on about 8 roads in each Municipality for Kismayo and Baidoa, as opposed to need for developing most of the roads in each town, the duties will involve facilitating and managing relationship between government stakeholders and non-government stakeholders as to why only 8 roads are covered under the project. This is a key challenge for the position to ensure that communities around the selected road understand the prioritisation process and that it was not influenced by political relationships and to ensure the purpose of the project is successfully achieved.

e) Diversity of tasks requiring a range of different skills and flexibility to be able to implement the project within the WB specified timeframe of 6 months.
Deliverables

Detailed engineering drawings 30km for Kismayo and 20km for Baidoa for construction, bid documents, BOQ, Engineers Estimate and capacity Building of the Municipalities.

Education

  • Master's Degree in engineering or related field is required.
  • Bachelor Degree in civil engineering or related field with an additional 2 years of relevant work experience may be accepted in lieu of the education requirements outlined above.

Experience

  • Minimum of 5 years experience in engineering or related field is required
  • Experience in road design and/or urban development infrastructure projects is required
  • At least 1 year of work experience in Somalia;
  • Skills in engineering, transportation-road, report writing, infrastructure engineering design and geographical exposure are essential.

Languages

  • Full working knowledge of English is essential.

Competencies

Strategic Perspective; Develops and implements sustainable business strategies, thinks long term and externally in order to positively shape the organization. Anticipates and perceives the impact and implications of future decisions and activities on other parts of the organization.**(for levels IICA-2, IICA-3, LICA Specialist- 10, LICA Specialist-11, NOC, NOD, P3, P4 and above)**

  • Integrity and Inclusion: Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and encourages others to do the same. Upholds organizational and ethical norms. Maintains high standards of trustworthiness. Role model for diversity and inclusion.
  • Leading Self and Others: Acts as a positive role model contributing to the team spirit. Collaborates and supports the development of others. For people managers only: Acts as positive leadership role model, motivates, directs and inspires others to succeed, utilizing appropriate leadership styles.
  • Partnering: Demonstrates understanding of the impact of own role on all partners and always puts the end beneficiary first. Builds and maintains strong external relationships and is a competent partner for others (if relevant to the role).
  • Results Orientation: Efficiently establishes an appropriate course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a goal. Actions lead to total task accomplishment through concern for quality in all areas. Sees opportunities and takes the initiative to act on them. Understands that responsible use of resources maximizes our impact on our beneficiaries.
  • Agility: Open to change and flexible in a fast paced environment. Effectively adapts own approach to suit changing circumstances or requirements. Reflects on experiences and modifies own behavior. Performance is consistent, even under pressure. Always pursues continuous improvements.
  • Solution Focused: Evaluates data and courses of action to reach logical, pragmatic decisions. Takes an unbiased, rational approach with calculated risks. Applies innovation and creativity to problem-solving.
  • Effective Communication: Expresses ideas or facts in a clear, concise and open manner. Communication indicates a consideration for the feelings and needs of others. Actively listens and proactively shares knowledge. Handles conflict effectively, by overcoming differences of opinion and finding common ground.

Additional Considerations

  • Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
  • Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be notified.
  • Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Work life harmonization – UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands. We have a progressive policy on work-life harmonization and offer several flexible working options. This policy applies to UNOPS personnel on all contract types
  • For staff positions only, UNOPS reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level than the advertised level of the post
  • The incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS.

It is the policy of UNOPS to conduct background checks on all potential recruits/interns.
Recruitment/internship in UNOPS is contingent on the results of such checks.

Contract type, level and duration

Contract type: Local Individual Contractor Agreement
Contract level: LICA 10
Contract duration: Open ended

For more details about the ICA contractual modality, please follow this link:
https://www.unops.org/english/Opportunities/job-opportunities/what-we-offer/Pages/Individual-Contractor-Agreements.aspx

Background Information – UNOPS

UNOPS supports the successful implementation of its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. Our mission is to serve people in need by expanding the ability of the United Nations, governments and other partners to manage projects, infrastructure and procurement in a sustainable and efficient manner.

A flexible structure and global reach means that we can quickly respond to our partners' needs, while offering the benefits of economies of scale.

Working with us

UNOPS offers short- and long-term work opportunities in diverse and challenging environments across the globe. We are looking for creative, results-focused professionals with skills in a range of disciplines.

Diversity

With over 4,000 UNOPS personnel and approximately 7,000 personnel recruited on behalf of UNOPS partners spread across 80 countries, our workforce represents a wide range of nationalities and cultures. We promote a balanced, diverse workforce — a strength that helps us better understand and address our partners’ needs, and continually strive to improve our gender balance through initiatives and policies that encourage recruitment of qualified female candidates.

East Africa Hub
Located in Nairobi, Kenya, the East Africa Hub manages a growing portfolio of engagements, including associated strategic and operational risks. The East Africa sub-region currently consists of an established Operation Centre in South Sudan and a portfolio of engagements managed by the Kenya based East Africa Hub office. This includes primarily transactional projects in partnership with the Nairobi based UN Agencies UN-Habitat and UNEP, and multiple ‘operational’ projects in Somalia, Tanzania, Burundi, Uganda, Kenya and several island states.
Work life harmonization

UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands. We have a progressive policy on work-life harmonization and offer several flexible working options. This policy applies to UNOPS personnel on all contract types.

How to apply:

Click on below link to apply for the position

https://jobs.unops.org/Pages/ViewVacancy/VADetails.aspx?id=16218

Kenya: Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning Intern

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

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

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

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

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

The key roles and responsibility of the intern will be:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Skills and Experience

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

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

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

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

· Good understanding of institutional donor contract management

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

· Strong data collection, analytical and reporting skills

· Ability to work both independently and in a team.

· Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and Kiswahili

· Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and oral

·**Qualities**

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

· Dynamic and willing to take initiative

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

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

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

Experience of working with marginalised rural and urban communities.

How to apply:

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

Kenya: Evaluation of the Wings to Fly Program

Organization: Equity Group Foundation
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 28 Aug 2018

Purpose and Scope of the Consultancy: Equity Group Foundation places great importance on the role of evaluations in providing basis for decision making, learning and implementing quality programs for evidence-based results. It is against this background that the M&E department would like to commission a special study to provide information about the effectiveness of the wraparound services on the wings to fly program.

The scope of the evaluation shall be limited to the current WtF scholars in various secondary schools in Kenya, scholars in all classes form 1 to form 4, stakeholders in the program including the relevant Government institutions, Equity Bank, Parents/guardians and partners. The evaluation will use mix methods including primary research and secondary research approaches. Academic performance in this context will be regarded as the scholar performance during the internal exams while attending the four year secondary school course and also the performance at the National examinations KCSE.

Objectives: This special study will provide Equity Group Foundation with details and analyses that will allow for them to assess the effectiveness of certain program interventions against its intended goals and objectives while identifying good practices, key lessons, and areas for improvement. The main purpose of the evaluation is therefore to provide an objective and independent review of the extent to which the wraparound services support the program in achieving its objectives and goals. More specifically the evaluation seeks to: Understand whether there is significant difference in perceptions of students who have received wraparound services when compared with those that have not received Understand whether there is a significant difference in self-efficacy in the area of STEM science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics for scholars who receive wrap around services when compared with others Understand whether there is a significant difference in academic performance, completion, transition and incidence rates for scholars who receive wrap around services when compared with others

Assess whether the wrap around services in supporting the program meet its objectives based on the program documents, project deliverables, and targets; Assess the intended and unintended outcomes and impacts of the wraparound services; Provide documented lessons learned, good or promising practices, and models of intervention from the project design and experiences in implementation; Identify key challenges encountered and how they have been overcome; Provide recommendations for improving the program particularly around the adaptability and sustainability of EGF’s approach to provision of wrap around services.

Methodology:

The technical proposal presented by the potential consultancy firms is expected to provide a brief presentation of the methodology to be used in the evaluation including design and justification on the use of the design. It is expected also under the methodology section that a description of the proposed sampling methods and procedures applicable to the evaluation is made. We propose that both these studies employ a quasi-experimental design – which have a comparison group through matching, regression discontinuity, propensity scores or other means. The program will ensure that findings from both these evaluations are strengthened through triangulation. The detailed methodology and evaluation plan shall be presented at the inception report by the successful consultancy firm is contracted and this shall be discussed with the relevant EGF staff before the actual evaluation kicks off.

How to apply:

Application Requirements and Selection process

The Equity Group Foundation invites bids from a number of possible evaluators individuals and firms. Bids should include the following: A cover letter introducing the evaluator/ firm and highlighting the capabilities, skills and competences relevant to the evaluation. A detailed outline of the proposed evaluation process including the conceptual framework, proposed methodology and evaluation plan. Proposed budget for the evaluation all costs inclusive of applicable taxes A sample evaluation report relevant to the thematic area. A CV detailing relevant skills and experience of no more than 5 pages, including contactable referees if a group, a CV should be submitted for each member of the evaluation team.

Criteria for selection will be: Quality of the methodological proposal: aspects that will help us to assess their suitability for that which is proposed in the RFP, quality of the proposal, feasibility, etc. Profile and competencies of the evaluation team: knowledge, experience, composition and other necessary competencies. Good understanding of thematic area of evaluation Time availability during the critical periods. Value for money.

Contact details and bid clarification Should any query be raised concerning the following specifications, they should be addressed to the General Manager, Administration either via Address: Equity Group Foundation Kenya, P O Box 75104-00200, Nairobi, Kenya Email: muigai.kamau@equitybank.co.ke Copy: mathew.ngunga@equitygroupfoundation.com Tel: +254 020 2262000 /020 2262921/0711026921 Courier: Equity Bank, Equity Centre Building, Hospital Road, Nairobi

Kenya: Media and Communication Officer Consultant

Organization: Consorzio Etimos
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 31 Aug 2018

LOCATION: Nairobi, with frequent travel within the country

CONTRACT DURATION: 27 Months (with three months probation period)

TERMS AND CONDITIONS: Consultancy contract starting in September 2018

REPORTING TO: Field Project Coordinator

PROJECT BACKGROUND

The project “A Revenue Generation Approach for SCP Dissemination in Kenya” is part of the Programme SWITCH Africa Green financed by the European Union. The overall objective of the project is to contribute to reducing the environmental footprint of Kenyan Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in agribusiness, with specific regards to the mango, coffee and dairy sector; while strengthening their ability to compete on both national and international markets. The above goal is to be reached by the adoption of Sustainable Consumption and Production practices (SCPs) and technologies. The action intends to achieve the specific objective by creating the conditions for the MSMEs to adopt SCPs that will allow them to go green, as well as to increase the efficiency of their business model and the quality of their produce. This innovative empowerment model will be shared with other stakeholders in Uganda and Ethiopia.

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Media and Communication officer is working under the guidance of the field project coordinator to bring out, package and promote the project “A Revenue Generation Approach for SCP Dissemination in Kenya” strategy, actions and impact. Support project activities needing communication and proactively seek out achievements as well as project contents, and disseminate them such in the best communication approach. Set up social media platforms and be responsible to publish project’s activities and achievements on them as well as on websites and blogs.

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The duties and responsibilities of the incumbent shall include the following:

  • Take photographs and short videos of project activities and related events, and publish them on social media, websites and blogs;
  • Establish strong linkages with relevant media, news and communication outlets, to emphasise the project’ activities and achievements;
  • Facilitate the sharing of project lessons learnt, as well as disseminating the knowledge uptake through the training activities;
  • Format project outcomes in smart formats such as info-graphics, pictorials, short videos, drafting narrative stories of people and organisations and MSMEs involved;
  • Set up project’ pages on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to publish such contents;
  • Engage young Kenyan influences to publish project’s content;
  • Disseminate the content on blogs, websites and social media of third parties, including stakeholders and beneficiaries’ social media;
  • Following SCPs and green leaders to increase visibility of project’s platform;
  • Contributing to the publication of the project’s content on partners’ social media pages;
  • Support the narrative reporting activities through communication material and contributions;
  • Support with events organisation.

OTHERS

The duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the role holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.

MAIN QUALIFICATIONS AND WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

Master's degree in communications, journalism, media, visual art, photo/video journalism, or equivalent relevant professional experience combined with a university degree in a related field.

WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

  • Minimum two years of experience in social media communication, including editing high-quality footage;
  • Experience taking photographs for large, high profile media agencies, and/or International Organisations, development projects, or similar;
  • Proven experience in developing media communication strategies;
  • General ability to draft ideas and concepts, clearly and concisely, in written form;
  • Proactive and motivated with the ability to work with minimum supervision and to work under pressure and on own initiative;
  • Specific skills in writing articles and stories for electronic media;
  • Proven ability to analyse, evaluate and synthesise information;
  • Experience in digitising and video streaming for the web and social media;

RELEVANT SKILLS REQUIRED

  • Creative mind and storytelling skills;
  • Available and willingness to travel across the country;
  • Ability to assimilate and communicate complex visual messages in an engaging and friendly manner;
  • Knowledge of relevant computer applications including Communication IT tools is mandatory;
  • Technical knowledge and analytical skills related to communication management;
  • Skilled in cutting edge photography styles, editing tools and software;
  • Ability to plan and organise work within a project and ability to make timely decisions;
  • Excellent written and oral English language skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills and a good team player;
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to work in multicultural environment.

How to apply:

Interested applicants are invited to submit a one-page cover letter and detailed CV with contact details of three referees as a single file to v.mazzardo@etimos.org clearly indicating the subject title as Media and Communication Officer by Friday, August 31st 2018 by 5.00 PM.

Open to Kenyan nationals and qualified candidates with the right to work in Kenya.

Etimos Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women are highly encouraged to apply.

Incomplete applications will not be considered. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Kenya: Project Officer – Kenya

Organization: International Alert
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 24 Aug 2018

Salary: Competitive
Duration: 24 months
Based: Nairobi, Kenya, with travel to Turkana
Closing date: 24 August 2018

We are looking for an exceptional candidate to join our expanding Kenya programme. You will be responsible for providing support to the implementation of multiple projects within our Kenya portfolio, including on peacebuilding, extractives and preventing violent extremism, including overseeing activities and supporting monitoring and evaluation.

With a university degree in a relevant subject, you will have previous experience working in the NGO sector, including implementing activities, engaging with communities and overseeing monitoring and evaluation. You will have excellent report writing skills and experience of engaging with project partners and other key stakeholders. You will have developed strong organisational skills to manage a varied personal workload and meet competing deadlines.

Note, the above include some of the requirements for the job. For the full job requirements, please read the job description.

How to apply:

To apply, please click the link below and upload your CV and cover letter. In your cover letter, please state your motivations for applying, how you fit the person specification of the job description and your current salary or salary expectations.

APPLY HERE

We will not be able to obtain a work permit for this role, so all job applicants must already have the right to work in Kenya.

The deadline for applications is Friday 24 August 2018 (5pm east Africa time). Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis, so early applications are encouraged.

Interviews will take place during the week commencing 27 August 2018.

While International Alert will endeavour to contact all candidates within a reasonable time, this may not always be possible due to limited resources. Therefore, if you have not heard from us within two weeks of the closing date, you can assume your application has, on this occasion, been unsuccessful. International Alert is an equal opportunities employer. All applicants will be judged strictly on the basis of merit.

About International Alert

International Alert works with people directly affected by conflict to build lasting peace. Together, we believe peace is within our power.

We focus on solving the root causes of conflict, bringing together people from across divides. From the grassroots to policy level, we all come together to build everyday peace, from the ground up.

Peace is just as much about communities living together, side by side, and resolving their differences without resorting to violence, as it is about people signing a treaty or laying down their arms. That is why we believe that we all have a role to play in building a more peaceful future.

Kenya: Environmental Sustainability Specialist (contract)

Organization: Colleges and Institutes Canada
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 31 Aug 2018

Kenya Education for Employment Program (KEFEP)

Program Consultancy
Environmental Sustainability Specialist

Context/Background

The Kenya Education for Employment Program (KEFEP), an Education for Employment (EFE) program of Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) working in collaboration with the Kenyan Ministry of Education supports Kenya in the revitalization of the Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) system, which has historically run on low capacity and minimal interest from potential students.

KEFEP is a five-year (2016-2021) program funded by the Global Affairs Canada. The program works at the national level with the Ministry of Education and at the institutional level with the ten national polytechnics across Kenya. It also engages industry stakeholders in the identification of skills gaps, the development of relevant occupational standards and curricula, and the improvement of training facilities to improve the capacity of Kenyan institutions and agencies to implement TVET reform initiatives; increase the effectiveness of partner institutions to deliver industry-response skills training; and strengthen the quality of industry-responsive skills training programs.

KEFEP’s ultimate outcome is to provide increased economic opportunities for male and female graduates from TVET institutions in Kenya.

The three intermediate program results are:
• Improved quality and relevance of skills training programs at partner institutions
• Increased effectiveness of partner institutions in delivering accessible and gender responsive skills training programs that meet private sector needs to trainees
• Increased effectiveness of national Kenyan agencies in implementing TVET reform

Current Situation
CICan has launched the implementation phase of KEFEP and is hiring an Environmental Sustainability Specialist to support the integration of environmental sustainability considerations in all project activities to ensure that targets are being met. The Environmental Sustainability Specialist will act as the principal resource on environmental sustainability issues, practices and policies relevant to TVET. This position will largely be focused on ensuring that Kenyan and Canadian TVET institutional partners are able to fully integrate environmental sustainability concepts into curriculum development, assessment, teaching and learning. The position is focused on supporting education and training and is less focused on environmental sustainability practices. It therefore requires a high degree of familiarity with TVET and educational concepts.

Consultancy Title
Environmental Sustainability Specialist

Level of Effort
30 days

Duration
September 1, 2018 to March 31, 2018, renewable for subsequent years

Consultant Fee
To be provided by the applicant

Location
The Environmental Sustainability Specialist will be based in Nairobi, Kenya.

Proposed Work Plan
This consultancy is in support of the integration of environmental sustainability considerations in program activities supporting the implementation of KEFEP.

Specifically, the consultant will work with the KEFEP team to:

• Review the current environmental sustainability strategy in the design document and suggest any necessary changes for Annual Work Plans.
• Guide/Oversee/Develop and coordinate the continuous improvement of KEFEP’s environmental sustainability approach and tools.
• Keep abreast of current global trends, developments and innovations in environmental sustainability and related fields (i.e. renewable energy, climate change, etc.).
• Identify and articulate key global and Kenyan environmental sustainability issues as they relate to the TVET sector.
• Collaborate with program and Canadian college staff to ensure environmental sustainability work is integrated throughout KEFEP, including planning, project/program design and implementation, and organizational learning.
• Ensure integration of environmental sustainability in project design through the development and use of appropriate monitoring and evaluation, and results-based management tools (i.e. Logic Model, Performance Measurement Framework, Risk Register)
• Oversee and participate in the development and implementation of environmental sustainability strategies in all KEFEP activities.
• Support the implementation of environmental sustainability strategies and action plans for the institutional partnerships between Kenyan and Canadian TVET institutions. In particular, the Specialist will suggest environmental sustainability approaches, content and strategies for inclusion in teacher training, leadership and management training, curriculum development for new and renewed TVET programming, and marketing programs.
• Oversee and participate collaboratively in the development and implementation of environmental sustainability programming, including work planning, reporting, and capturing lessons learned/best practices.
• Provide input into program budget planning for environmental sustainability activities.
• Provide technical assistance, including training and advice, for staff, consultants, and project partners, including government institutions, non-governmental organizations, academic institutions, civil society organizations, and private sector partners as needed.
• Develop guidelines for Canadian partners on environmental sustainability issues and suggestions on how they can integrate these in teacher training and teaching materials.
• Contribute to, and participate in, the development of an KEFEP green policy and a “green college” strategy. This will include liaising with the KEFEP-08 team which is working on Greening TVET initiatives.
• Contribute to the development of KEFEP’s monitoring and evaluation framework and learning based management activities and provide feedback and assistance on ongoing monitoring activities.
• Contribute to the development of KEFEP communication materials, including web-based and print media.

Deliverables
• Annual consultant workplan
• Review and comments on KEFEP Program Implementation Plan including Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change Strategy and Performance Measurement Framework
• Review of KEFEP institutional partner environmental sustainability action plans
• Support to institutional partnerships and national consultancies in the implementation of environmental sustainability concepts in teacher training, curriculum development and leadership and management training
• Delivery of training sessions to KEFEP institutional partners on environmental sustainability concepts, as needed
• Review and input into semi-annual reports, annual reports and annual workplans

Reporting
The Consultant will work under the direction of the Director, Caribbean and Anglophone Africa, CICan or their designate. The Consultant is expected to work with a high degree of independence and autonomy.

Qualifications
• At least Bachelor’s Degree in a related subject area.
• At least eight (8) years of progressively responsible professional experience working on environmental sustainability programming in development settings.
• Familiar with development programming and working with inter-governmental organizations.
• Practical knowledge of results-based management (RBM) approach.
• Proven experience combining formal expertise on environmental sustainability with experience of applying these concretely to specific development sectors, plans, policies and business processes.
• Strong written and verbal communication skills.
• Strong problem-solving and adaptability/flexibility capabilities.
• Fluency in English and Swahili
• Good knowledge of TVET or the higher education sector is highly desirable, in particular an understanding of integrating environmental sustainability concepts into curriculum, teaching and learning.
• Knowledge of the energy and/or agriculture sectors is a strong asset.

How to apply:

Interested candidates should submit a CV, three references, contact details and a proposed fully inclusive daily rate in Kenya Shillings by 31 August 2018 to mschmidt@collegesinstitutes.ca with the subject line: Application: KEFEP ES Specialist. Documents should be submitted as one PDF file not exceeding 5 pages. Phone calls or in-person visits will not be accepted.

Kenya: Monitoring and Evaluation Officer (Reference Number: 02/CHS/PO/2018 (1 Position)

Organization: Centre for Health Solutions – Kenya
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 16 Aug 2018

Centre for Health Solutions – Kenya (CHS) is an indigenous, not-for-profit organisation that utilises local expertise and strategic partnerships to ensure the implementation of evidence-informed solutions and interventions to address existing and emerging public health concerns.

CHS is currently sourcing for high calibre, self-motivated and dynamic individuals to fill the position of Monitoring and Evaluation Officer – HIV Prevention (Key Populations in its Key Populations Project. This project will support the provision of high-quality HIV prevention and treatment services targeting sex workers, Men who have sex with men (MSM) and Female Sex Workers (FSW) in Machakos and Kitui Counties.

Purpose

Reporting to Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor the Monitoring and Evaluation Officer will be responsible for coordinating all M&E field-related activities and providing constant feedback to the program teams and health care workers in DICES

Key Responsibilities

  1. Facilitate routine data management activities that include; data collection, cleaning, validation, compilation analysis, and reporting to relevant stakeholders.
  2. Facilitate the process of developing the capacity of health care workers to monitor and evaluate strategic programming for key populations.
  3. Ensure timely and proper implementation of the Ministry of Health’s (MoH) monitoring and evaluation guidelines including the roll-out of new tools in all CHS-supported DICEs.
  4. Contribute in the review and/or development of monitoring and evaluation tools and systems that are responsive to data needs.
  5. Strengthen data utilization for decision making at DICES, counties and program level.
  6. Work closely with stakeholders to strengthen systems for monitoring client’s outcomes; monitoring the quality of care; tracing clients who default; and data quality assurance.
  7. Support data quality initiatives and prepare data analysis required for program performance review as well as for quarterly and annual progress reports.
  8. Provide expertise in developing and/or review of indicators for monitoring and evaluation of program performance.
  9. Document best M&E practices and disseminate the same to relevant stakeholders.
  10. Respond to ad hoc requests for collection and analysis of data when the need arises.
  11. Act as a link between CHS and stakeholders on all dices data related issues.
  12. Actively contribute and participate in conducting project self-assessments and addressing the M&E capacity gaps that are identified.
  13. Assist all relevant stakeholders to make use of data to aid informed decision-making by availing analyzed datasets.

Person Specifications

  1. Bachelor’s degree in Public Health, Biostatistics, Information Technology or any other related discipline.
  2. Training in M&E systems will be an added advantage.
  3. At least 3 years’ experience in supporting M&E systems for public health projects.
  4. Proficiency in the use of spreadsheet packages (Ms-excel), database management systems (Ms-Access or Epi-Info), Ms-Word, Ms-Power-Point, the internet, SPSS or STATA.
  5. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  6. Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines with minimal supervision.
  7. Good analytical and presentation skills

How to apply:

Interested applicants are invited to email their applications and detailed CV with contact details of three referees to vacancies@chskenya.org clearly indicating the subject title as Monitoring and Evaluation Officer – HIV Prevention Key Population 02/CHS/PO/2018) by Thursday, August 16, 2018 by 5.00PM

Centre for Health Solutions-Kenya is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews. Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification

Kenya: Prevention Officer – Key Populations: (03/CHS/PO/2018) 2 Positions

Organization: Centre for Health Solutions – Kenya
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 16 Aug 2018

Centre for Health Solutions – Kenya (CHS) is an indigenous, not-for-profit organisation that utilises local expertise and strategic partnerships to ensure the implementation of evidence-informed solutions and interventions to address existing and emerging public health concerns.

CHS is currently sourcing for high calibre, self-motivated and dynamic individuals to fill the position of Prevention Officer – Key Population in its Key Populations Project. This project will support the provision of high-quality HIV prevention and treatment services targeting sex workers, Men who have sex with men (MSM) and Female Sex Workers (FSW) in Machakos and Kitui Counties.

Overall Job Function

Reporting to the Program Manager – HIV Prevention (Key Population) Program, the Prevention Officers will be responsible for planning, coordinating and providing technical assistance to outreach workers and peer educators to help them implement efficient and effective HIV prevention programs targeting KPs.

Key Responsibilities

  1. Plan and coordinate the implementation of HIV prevention programs among key populations within their area of coverage.
  2. Establish, strengthen and coordinate key populations outreach team for optimum coverage and reach with HIV prevention services.
  3. Collaborate with HTS counsellors to ensure 100% linkage and retention in care for KPLWHIV.
  4. Network and collaborate with governmental and non-governmental organizations (NGOs, CBOs, FBOs) involved in key populations programming.
  5. Disseminate information, education and communication materials on advocacy for key populations
  6. Regularly document processes of key populations programming activities, highlighting challenges and lessons learned.
  7. Maintain contact directories for NGOs, FBOs and CBOs involved with key populations programs, including key activities undertaken by each for complete linked – referrals.
  8. Prepare monthly work plans for clinical outreach activities to mapped KP hotspots and prepare summary reports after every planned outreach.
  9. Ensure HIV prevention commodities stock is adequate at all times.
  10. Prepare and submit monthly reports to the government and the program.
  11. Perform any other relevant duties that may be assigned from time to time.

Person Specifications

  • Degree in social sciences, public health, community development or a related field.
  • At least three (3) years working experience in key populations in Kenya with two years’ experience in HIV prevention activities in community settings with skills in training and facilitation, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Familiarity with Kenya’s HIV epidemic and the status of HIV programs among key populations is desirable.
  • Computer literate and able to work with minimal supervision.
  • Strong analytical and presentation skills.
  • Ability to work independently but also as a team member.
  • Demonstrated excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong leadership, facilitation and decision-making skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication.

How to apply:

Interested applicants are invited to email their applications and detailed CV with contact details of three referees to vacancies@chskenya.org clearly indicating the subject title as Prevention Officer – Key Population: (03/CHS/PO/2018), by Thursday, August 16, 2018 by 5.00PM

Centre for Health Solutions-Kenya is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews. Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

Kenya: Consultancy Service: Assessment of Integrity Action’s Partnership with NORAD-funded Partners

Organization: Integrity Action
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 23 Aug 2018

Background

Integrity Action enables citizens to improve the delivery of essential services, infrastructure projects and humanitarian aid in some of the world’s most challenging environments.

We do this through the promotion of integrity. We believe that, rather than top-down finger pointing, the bottom-up promotion of integrity creates an environment where corruption and mismanagement are simply not tolerated.

What do we mean by integrity? It’s a combination of being accountable for one’s actions, being competent in one’s job, and behaving ethically – all without corruption. It can more easily be captured as: “doing the right thing, even when no one is watching.”

Our approach has three core elements:

· Monitoring: citizens monitor the delivery of essential services and projects in their own community – such as schools, clinics, or new roads.

· Technology: these community monitors use our easy-to-use and award winning mobile app DevelopmentCheck (www.developmentcheck.org)). Whatever monitors find is displayed openly and promptly on the DevelopmentCheck website. This lets anyone see how services and projects are performing.

· Solutions: when monitors find problems, they bring stakeholders together to find solutions. When problems are fixed it can have a real impact on the ground.

One of our current programmes, funded by NORAD, is SHINE (Students acting for Honesty, Integrity and Equality) which aims to establish 550 Integrity Clubs in secondary schools in Nepal, OT Palestine, Afghanistan, Kenya and DR Congo through ten local, grassroots organisations. This project aims to achieve a stronger civil society in all five countries strengthening their ability and capacity to fight corruption in the education sector and introduce and/or develop transparency measures. In an Integrity Club, students aged 14-19 come together to discuss integrity, how a lack of integrity impacts on their community, and how any effort to uphold integrity must be inclusive. Students also put their learning into practice by acting as community monitors. They monitor projects and services in their community, including their own schools, using our technology tool Development Check (https://www.developmentcheck.org/). Part of their role as monitors is to bring stakeholders together and find solutions to any problems they find – in this way, monitoring has a real impact, and can help ensure that public services, including schools, function better and serve the needs of everyone.

Under the SHINE project, since October 2017, Integrity Action has been working with seven organisations across DR Congo, Nepal, Palestine, Afghanistan and Kenya. Three additional organisations are currently going through a due diligence process which we hope to finalise by September 2018.

Project aims

Integrity Action is hosting a Partner Workshop for all ten NORAD-funded partners from Wednesday 19th – Sunday 23rd September 2018 in Ukunda, Kenya. We will spend four days together looking back over the previous year, sharing lessons learnt and looking forwards to the coming year and planning. The last day of the Workshop will be attended by the consultant and the partners but no members of Integrity Action. We hope that the absence of Integrity Action staff on this final day will lead to honest and open conversations between partners and the consultant. Integrity Action would like an external consultant to evaluate our partnership at the individual, organisational and operational level with NORAD-funded partners with a particular focus on these three areas:

1. Partnership with Integrity Action

· Communication – How well do we communicate? How clearly do we communicate? Are we communicating enough or too much? Are the ways we choose to communicate, for example, Skype and email enough?

· Timeliness of instalments

· Reporting timings and templates

· General challenges in partnership with Integrity Action

· General successes in partnership with Integrity Action

· Management of the partnership – Do partners feel they have a good relationship with partnership managers at Integrity Action?

· Openness and honesty in the partnership · Suggestions for future partnerships

2. Integrity Action’s Approach (please see the website for more information on the following
https://integrityaction.org/)

· Development Check

· Community Integrity Building (CIB) · GESI Strategy

3. Feedback from Integrity Club Members

· What works well?

· What doesn’t work well?

· What could be improved?

· How supported do you feel?

· How safe do you feel when you are monitoring?

We expect the consultant to use creative and innovative ways of delving into these three main areas. Integrity Action’s Partnership and Approach can be done through participatory exercises during the workshop. Feedback from Integrity Club Members will need to be assessed before the Workshop and any findings compiled and analysed.

We want partners to feel safe to share how they really feel about their partnership with Integrity Action and that any information to come out of the session won’t lead to an abrupt end to the partnership. Therefore, it is important to highlight that any personal stories, data and information collected during the Workshop be kept confidential. The consultant will develop a report with action points for Integrity Action but no names will be shared. We, as a partnership organisation, want to strengthen the way we do partnership and therefore will take any feedback from this session very seriously.

Scope of the Consultancy

The consultant will take the lead in:

  1. Preparing creative, participatory sessions for the last day of the Partner Workshop in September 2018 (Sunday 23rd)

  2. Preparing and sending out interview questions for Integrity Club members to complete anonymously

  3. Receiving any feedback from both Integrity Club members and partners and developing a report with action points for Integrity Action

  4. We ask that the consultant attend the Partner Workshop to ensure a proper understanding of Integrity Action and to build relationships with our partners in the lead up to the final day

The consultancy will take place in Ukunda, Kenya.

Due to limited funding, Integrity Action is looking for consultants who are based in Kenya. We will not be able to cover the costs of international travel.

Activities and Results

  1. Detailed plan of implementation developed (including timeline, sign offs etc.) – 1 day in August

  2. Preparation for Workshop – 1 day at the beginning of September

  3. Preparation for Integrity Club members survey – 1 day in August

  4. Attendance at Partner Workshop – 3 days – 19th -23rd September

  5. Leading last day of Partner Workshop – 1 day on 23rd September

  6. Collating findings and delivering a report for Integrity Action – 2 days – 5th-6th October

Lines of communication

The consultant will be managed by Integrity Action’s Partnerships and Training Manager.

If you have any questions on the Consultancy, please don’t hesitate to contact angela.richardson@integrityaction.org

Experience and qualifications

· Previous experience and successful track record in leading participatory workshops

· Experience in providing guidance and/or recommendations on establishing high quality partnerships

· Previous experience in developing anonymous surveys and analysing and collating information into a report

· Flexibility to adapt to any subsequent changes in the terms of reference

· Willingness and ability to travel to Ukunda, Kenya

· Excellent English and French and/or Swahili speaking skills (two partners from DR Congo); excellent written English

How to apply:

To apply, please send the following to angela.richardson@integrityaction.org by COB Thursday 23rd August:

  • your CV

  • a proposal (max 4 pages) which explains your interest and motivations for applying, your relevant previous experience, key activities to be done, and a detailed financial offer

  • you may also send examples of previous relevant works, if they are available

Kenya: REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP) Social and Behavior Change Organizations and Media Institutions to work in partnership with Save the Children –…

Organization: Save the Children
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 11 Sep 2018

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP)

Social and Behavior Change Organizations and Media Institutions to work in partnership with Save the Children – Kenya Country Office

Reference: RFP/WAJIR/2018/03841

Issue Date: 14th August 2018

Closing Date:11th Sept 2018

Save the Children is the leading independent, child-focused organization in the world. In Kenya, Save the Children has been operational since the 1950s, providing support to children through developmental and humanitarian relief programs delivered both directly and through local partners. We have operational presence in Northeast and Northwest counties of Garissa, Wajir, Mandera and Turkana. We are also working in counties with the highest number of deprived children (Bungoma, Busia, Kakamega, Kisumu, Kitui, Migori and Nairobi. In 2017 we reached more than 650,000 Kenyans directly and over 4 million indirectly through our programs.

PURPOSE OF RFP

Save the Children invites Expression of Interests from Social and Behavior Change (SBC)/ media partners to generate increased access to family planning (FP) services and increased social support for women to use FP by addressing sociocultural and religious norms to improve demand for FP services. Primary audiences include women of reproductive age with at least one child, while their male partners, family and community members, as well as religious leaders, are considered direct influencers. The need to strengthen couples’ communication and gender equitable decision-making is high, and this is even more challenging among nomadic and semi-nomadic populations where men and women may be separated for moths at a time**. A full copy of this RFP, can be found by sending an email to Kenya.logisticsbidding@savethechildren.org with subject line RFP/WAJIR/2018/03841 only.**

PROGRAM BACKGROUND

Save the Children has partnered with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to implement a project titled ‘Contraception without Borders.’ The project will develop and test a scalable model to increase use of FP/ child spacing—from the standpoints of both supply and demand—for semi-nomadic and nomadic communities in six sub-counties located in Wajir and Mandera. The project implementation will allow learning, iterative refinement and systematic documentation of the model, which will help inform other partners and Ministries of Health in other countries on scalable approaches that can improve uptake of FP/ child spacing services among semi-nomadic and nomadic populations.

PARTNERS SCOPE OF WORK & RESPONSIBILITIES

As part of the design and implementation process of social behavior change (SBC) interventions for the Project, Save the Children seeks to hire services of a firm or agency to provide the following services for the period October 15, 2018 to June 30, 2021:

A. Advertising/creative services.

B. Media development and production services

C. M-Health services

Based formative research and the Project’s SBC Strategy, and in close collaboration with Save the Children technical staff and input from LSHTM the scope of work of the contractor requires to develop an effective channel and SBC format mix reaching nomadic and semi nomadic men and another mix reaching women, linking closely with already identified community platforms and household visits. This includes specifically, to

1) Provide the Project team with detailed and specific media and audience media preference data for the relevant counties

2) Based on these data, suggest effective media or outreach channels, including MHealth,

3) Develop and concept test effective and interactive media formats to reach and engage men and women to address social norm and behavior change around use of FP, child spacing, and gender inequitable norms.

4) Develop and concept test dialogue or storylines framing barriers to use of FP and Healthy Timing and Spacing of Pregnancy, including myths and misconceptions about FP as part of and in compliance with Islamic and Somali cultural values.

5) Produce and pre-test a series of effective media products and outreach formats to reach primary and secondary audiences with sufficient intensity for social and behavior change.

6) Suggest effective media plans with sufficient and cost-effective airtime or free mobile access for behavior change

7) Provide innovative and pragmatic real-time monitoring of reach, recall and popularity to enable ongoing learning and adaptation of channel mix and formats among other recommended data points.

8) Attend monthly review meetings with Project staff. The firm will be expected to revise the execution of activities based on the recommendations from these meetings. The review meetings will also be used as a forum for addressing challenges experienced during the implementation of activities.

APPLICANTS ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA & REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

The minimum criteria to be considered as potential partner include:

· Legal Status (registered according to prevailing laws and regulations)

· Work authorization from concerned authorities

· Proven experience in social behavior change work

The required documents:

For details of the technical and cost proposal requirements, please send an email to Kenya.logisticsbidding@savethechildren.org with subject line RFP/WAJIR/2018/03841 ONLY

Additionally:

· Financial audit reports for the past two years

· Timely renewal of the organization registration

· Tax exemption certificate (if applicable)

· Board and management details

SUBMISSION DEADLINE AND INSTRUCTIONS

Partners interested to work in partnership with Save the Children send the RFP along with the required documentation signed to this email: Kenya.logisticsbidding@savethechildren.org. The last date for submission of the RFP is 11/9/2018 at 04:00 PM Nairobi time. All the questions and queries may direct through the above mentioned email.

Note: Due to the urgency of this project, RFP will be shortlisted on a rolling basis and we may award the partnership sub-awardee before the closing date. Issuance of this RFP does not constitute an award or commitment on the part of Save the Children International, nor does it commit Save the Children to pay for costs incurred in the preparation and submission of EOI and/or application. Only shortlisted partners will be contacted.

How to apply:

SUBMISSION DEADLINE AND INSTRUCTIONS

Partners interested to work in partnership with Save the Children send the RFP along with the required documentation signed to this email: Kenya.logisticsbidding@savethechildren.org. The last date for submission of the RFP is 11/9/2018 at 04:00 PM Nairobi time. All the questions and queries may direct through the above mentioned email.

Note: Due to the urgency of this project, RFP will be shortlisted on a rolling basis and we may award the partnership sub-awardee before the closing date. Issuance of this RFP does not constitute an award or commitment on the part of Save the Children International, nor does it commit Save the Children to pay for costs incurred in the preparation and submission of EOI and/or application. Only shortlisted partners will be contacted.