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Kenya: Consultant to conduct a Baseline Assessment on governance and livelihood for Youth with Disabilities in Siaya County

Organization: Action Network for the Disabled
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 29 Aug 2018

A baseline assessment will be conducted within Siaya county on disability and employment with a main focus on collecting and analyzing reliable and existing information across Siaya’s sub counties; Groups of persons with disabilities (DPG) will be used in the collection of the data and enhancing their capacities to use the data for advocacy; and linking social protection schemes with employment policies and strategies. The consultant will work with the county government in Siaya County, County statistics offices, DPGs, in inclusive and disaggregated data collection.

Data collected will be key to learn about the socioeconomic situation of persons with disabilities, and the barriers they face, including the specific barriers faced by youth and women with disabilities. The results of the baseline assessment will be used to inform the implementers, the donor and the involved stakeholders about the level of needed intervention and to enable an evidence based adjustment of the action if considered justified. The assessment will also be in ensuring the baseline information will be used in the project design and in benchmarking the project’s success or failure hence a need to provide specific data.

Analysis of the findings and a conclusion will provide the following: Determine the key barriers and enablers to access, uptake of employment opportunities among youth with disabilities.

Bridging the traditional concerns of politics and economics within youth with disabilities in Siaya County and how power and resources are distributed and contested including the implications it has for development.

· Determine current levels of knowledge, attitude and practice towards improving of economic levels among youth with disabilities within Siaya County and the contribution of policies on the same.
Determine the capacity of the County policies and formal response systems (including public, private, civil society organizations and community initiatives) to provide employment opportunities as well as increase economic levels among youth with disabilities and the various platforms they have laid out in Siaya so as to ensure Persons with Disabilities are targeted

  • Time-frame The assignment is expected to commence starting September 7th 2018 and is expected to take a maximum of 21 days, which includes desk-review, preparation, and implementation, report-writing

How to apply:

Mode of Application

All applicants should include the following:

  1. Cover letter

  2. Technical proposal: The technical proposal should include

a) brief explanation about the consultant with particular emphasis on previous experience in this kind of work b) Understanding of TOR and the task to be accomplished c)proposed methodology and d)draft work/implementation plan

  1. Copies of similar assessment done by the applicant.

  2. A written indicative submission on understanding of ToR, Methodolody / approach the consultant will use; time and time-bound activity schedule, financial issues (budget, number of people he/she will hire, costs per activity line – people, logistics etc)

  3. References 6. Resume; Applications with non-returnable CVs, testimonials and 2 samples of previous work related to this assignment (baseline survey reports) should be submitted on or before 29th August 2018: 5:00 pm via email to jobs@andy.or.ke

Kenya: Consultancy Training on Project Cycle Management (PCM)

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

Terms of Reference

CONTRACT TITLE: Training on Project Cycle Management (PCM)

NATURE OF THE CONTRACT:Consultancy**

Duration:12 working days

Location: Nairobi

Organizational Profile

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

Introduction to Trocaire Kenya Programmes

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

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

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

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

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

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

Purpose of the consultancy assignment

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

Expected Outputs and Deliverables

The consultancy will consist of the following tasks:

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

Qualifications of the Successful Consultants

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

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

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

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

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

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

Duties and Responsibilities

Consultant:

· Deliver the assignment in accordance with the TOR and contract

Trocaire

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

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

Timeline and Contract Details

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

How to apply:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kenya: Logistics Manager- Regional Office

Organization: Action Against Hunger USA
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 30 Aug 2018

Logistics Manager – Regional Office

Nairobi, Kenya

We are looking for a highly skilled, creative Logistics Manager who will ensure that Logistics and Supply Chain Management is optimized, efficient and compliant. In addition, they will provide expertise and guidance, systems, procedures, processes and tools, training and capacity building to the Regional Office, to enable them to make informed decisions on logistics.

About us

Action Against Hunger is a global humanitarian organization that takes decisive action against the causes and effects of hunger. We save the lives of malnourished children. We ensure families can access clean water, food, training, and health care. We enable entire communities to be free from hunger. With more than 7,900 staff in 50 countries, our programs reached 14.7 million people in 2017.

About the program

Action Against Hunger has led on a number of large-scale emergency operations in the Horn & Eastern Africa since the 1980s, and continues to play a leading role in building the resilience of local communities to multiple shocks through innovative programmes, especially in fragile contexts.

The Horn & Eastern Africa Regional Office supports Action Against Hunger’s operations in the region by providing coherent, efficient and adapted support to the country offices. It also ensures better engagement with regional stakeholders to allow for enhanced exchange of knowledge and expertise with regional and country partners. Our Regional Office allows us to gain a better understanding and be more responsive to the political, social and economic complexities of the operating environment. It also ensures that decision-making is made closer to the frontlines. The regional team, based in Nairobi, Kenya, under the leadership of the Regional Director, is composed of technical and operational specialists essential for running humanitarian, resilience and development programmes. The team leads on adopting new ways of working and leverages opportunities at the regional level to enhance capacity for delivery at the community level in the countries where we operate.

You'll contribute to ending world hunger by…

providing expertise and guidance, systems, procedures, processes and tools, training and capacity building to the Regional Office, to enable them to make informed decisions on logistics.

Key activities in your role will include:

Coordinate Procurement for the Nairobi Office

· Process the procurement requests as received from Nairobi office team.

· Ensures that Action Against Hunger procurement procedures laid out in Kit Log are correctly understood and implemented.

· Oversees internal control processes and appropriate use of resources in accordance with internal logistics procedures as well as donor rules.

· Monitors the quality of ordered items and services, ensures minimum standards in collaboration with the technical departments; ensures proper sensitization of all teams.

· Ensures that archiving for purchase dossiers is done correctly.

· Ensures and controls that follow up tools are implemented correctly (PFU, SFU, CFU, Supplier database) updated and shared with the relevant stakeholders.

· Ensures compliance with legal requirements in Kenya.

· Ensure any stocks kept at the Regional office are well maintained and monitored.

· Prepare and share a monthly stock report to all users.

· Ensure all Action Against Hunger goods at the Regional office are transported in a safe and secure way.

Equipment Management

· Manage the equipment list for the Nairobi office.

· Ensure that all users have signed a temporary allocation form for all equipment that they are receiving, and that small asset register is properly used by to track equipment movements.

· Perform periodic checks to ensure accuracy of the monthly equipment list.

Facilities Management

· Organise for repairs to the office when need arises.

· Liaise with HR to ensure the office meets health and safety requirements and that facilities comply with Nairobi City Council laws.

· Planning best allocation and utilisation of office space and resources or re-organising current premises.

· Ensure the compound is well maintained and neat at all times.

· Manage the common resources shared in the compound – generators, security.

Fleet & Transport Management

· Organize and plan the vehicle movement and update the board on a daily basis.

· Ensure staffs are taken for their meetings and appointments and picked up on time.

· Verification of invoices from taxi companies to make sure they are in order and charged correctly.

· Ensure Nairobi office vehicle is serviced on time and that records are properly kept.

Logistics, Procurement and Supply Information Management/Internal & External Representation

· Participates in supply related forums.

· Represents Action Against Hunger externally on all supply chain related issues and develops his/her network to exchange on best practices and information.

· Identifies, adapts and implements best practices in the areas of logistics, procurement and supply management from other INGOs and private sector organizations to improve processes, systems and ways of working at country and/or organizational level.

Requirements

· Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree in procurement and supply chain management / Certification in Procurement and Supply (CIPS, CPSM etc.)

· At least 5 years’ experience managing/coordinating supply chain in field operations required, experience managing country level supply chain from a headquarters level preferred. Experience in two or more country contexts preferred.

· Demonstrated experience in supply chain and procurement management.

· Demonstrable knowledge of rules, regulations and donor policies governing the compliance / regulatory management of procurement rules from US Government (OFDA, USAID, BPRM), EU, ECHO, UN, and other agencies – both on Grants and Contracts.

· Demonstrable experience and skill with budget preparation (the logistics portion) and the proven ability to translate technical financial data into informative reports.

· Expertise with MS Office.

· Genuine interest in and commitment to the humanitarian principles of Action Against Hunger.

· Experience working with diverse international teams; ability to communicate well in writing.

· Able to work autonomously, with the capacity to juggle multiple projects and pay attention to many small details.

· Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

· Demonstrated experience and/or personal commitment to promoting gender equality within the humanitarian and/or development work.

· Membership in a professional body related to logistics / Supply chain / Procurement is an added advantage.

· You are fluent in written & spoken English.

· You have the ability to explain complex concepts in straight-forward language.

· Your work style builds confidence with others, and you believe that every problem has a solution. It is the way we approach the problem that makes the difference.

· You are able to remain calm under pressure and can easily adapt to changing circumstances

· You are ready and willing to integrate into hard working and fun team that believes in doing ordinary things extraordinarily well.

Our Core values.

*In this position, you are expected to demonstrate Action Against Hunger-USA-USA’s five core competencies*

Respect- we work with compassion and dedication, treating everyone the same way we expect them to treat us.

Integrity-: we believe that being honest and fair is integral to every aspect of our work; conducting our work with a spirit of sincerity, truthfulness and transparency is imperative.

Creativity-we encourage new ideas, embrace innovative solutions, and create opportunities for meaningful and exciting ways to do our jobs and provide solutions to address the needs of the populations we serve.

Excellence– we strive to provide services that meet, and even exceed, the expectations of our stakeholders (populations in need, staff, communities and donors).

Empowerment– we are committed to fostering an environment in which our staff, partners and communities where we work have the space to grow, develop and feel confident about participating.

What we offer.

Action Against Hunger-USA values its employees and offers a comprehensive remuneration and benefits package. These include but are not limited to: –

· Health Insurance

· Paid annual leave (vacation)

· Training opportunities

For an all-inclusive list of benefits check the Action Against Hunger-USA Website

How to apply:

Application Process.

Interested? Then apply for this position by following the link to submit their application: https://action-against-hunger.workable.com/jobs/794182

All applicants must upload a cover letter and an updated resume and both must be in the same language as this vacancy note. Closing date for applications: 30t**h of August 2018 5 PM EAT.**

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS POSITION IS OPEN TO KENYAN NATIONALS ONLY

We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees & qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, or status as a veteran. Action Against Hunger-USA complies with all applicable laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.
For further information about Action Against Hunger-USA, please visit our website www.actionagainsthunger.org

Kenya: Food for Peace Advisor – Somalia

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

I. GENERAL INFORMATION

  1. SOLICITATION NO.: Mission Notice 18-137

  2. ISSUANCE DATE: 08/15/2018

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

  4. POSITION TITLE: Food for Peace Advisor – Somalia

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

Final compensation will be negotiated within the listed market value.

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

  2. PLACE OF PERFORMANCE: Nairobi, Kenya

  3. SECURITY LEVEL REQUIRED: Secret

  4. STATEMENT OF DUTIES/POSITION DESCRIPTION

Background/Introduction

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

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

Major Duties and Responsibilities

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Position Elements

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

h. Security Clearance Requirement: Secret

i. Travel Requirement: None

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

k. Sunday Pay: Is not authorized.**

  1. AREA OF CONSIDERATION: **

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

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

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

· Be able to obtain a medical clearance;

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

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

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

II. SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS

1. Education:

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

OR

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

2. Prior Work Experience:

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

III. EVALUATION AND SELECTION FACTORS

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

A. Professional Experience (50%)

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

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

B. Program Management (25%)

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

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

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

C. Interpersonal and Communication Skills (25%)

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

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

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

How to apply:

  1. Interested applicants are required to submit the following:

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

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

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

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

I. LIST OF REQUIRED FORMS FOR PSC HIRES

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

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

II. BENEFITS AND ALLOWANCES

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

  1. BENEFITS:

(a) Employer’s FICA Contribution

(b) Contribution toward Health and Life Insurance

(c) Pay Comparability Adjustment

(d) Eligibility for Worker’s Compensation

(e) Annual and Sick Leave

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

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

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

2. Cost of Travel to and from Post;

3. Shipment and storage of UAB and HHE;

4. Shipment of POV (Private Own Vehicle);

5. R&R and Home Leave Travel; and

6. Housing

  1. ALLOWANCES:

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

  1. Temporary Lodging Allowance (Section 120)

  2. Living quarters allowance (Section 130)

  3. Cost of living Allowance (Chapter 210)

  4. Post Allowance (Section 220)

  5. Supplemental Post Allowance (Section 230)

  6. Separate Maintenance Allowance (Section 260)

  7. Education allowance (Section 270)

  8. Educational Travel (Section 280)

  9. Post differential (Chapter 500)

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

  11. Danger Pay (Section 650)

III. TAXES

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

END OF SOLICITATION

Kenya: National Project Coordinator – NOB (DC)

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

Grade: NOB

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

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

Contract duration: 1 Year

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

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

The following are eligible to apply:

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

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

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

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

Introduction

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

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

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

Reporting lines

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

Description of Duties

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

Required qualifications

Education

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

Experience

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

Languages

Excellent knowledge of English.

Competencies

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

How to apply:

Recruitment process

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

Fraud warning

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

Kenya: 1. Program Manager (Reference Number: 01/CHS/PM/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 a high calibre, self-motivated and dynamic individual to fill the position of Program Manager – HIV Prevention (Key Populations) in its Key Population 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 the Program Director – Naishi Project the Program Manager will provide overall strategy for CHS-Naishi’s support for HIV prevention activities to ensure that the goals and objectives of the program’s prevention activities are achieved with a special focus on Key Populations. The position will provide oversight, technical assistance and capacity building. The position holder will be the in-house expert for mainstreaming and integrating key population needs in all HIV/AIDS services across most health facilities supported by the program through mentorship of prevention officers on the implementation of an efficient and effective program.

Key Responsibilities

  1. Provide strategy for the provision of HIV prevention messaging and counselling services to key populations including HIV testing services as per the national guidelines coordinate assessments, site strengthening, follow-up and supervision of integrated HIV prevention and treatment services for key, priority and other at-risk populations
  2. Establish systems to ensure KP programs function as per the national guidelines, periodically monitor KP risk behaviour patterns and provide feedback for programmatic adjustments where necessary.
  3. Supervise the work of prevention officers in KP targeted peer-led and hotspot based outreach, providing technical and managerial guidance for conducting their work efficiently.
  4. Conduct monthly reflection and review meetings with the field officers
  5. Undertake specific capacity building initiatives for prevention officers.
  6. Oversee data review and DDIU activities for HTS and services to KPs, monitor the core KPs program indicators and provide feedback to respective County Health Management Team, NASCOP KP program and funding agency.
  7. Organize and coordinate journal review meetings and CMES for technical staff. Provide regular updates to the line manager on KP programs
  8. Represent the organization in various technical and other working groups established.
  9. Contribute to the program executive management team.
  10. Lead KP program stakeholders’ engagement initiatives on behalf of the organization
  11. Perform any other relevant duties/assignments that may be assigned from time to time.

Person Specifications

  1. A degree in public health, nursing, social science, behavioural sciences or other related fields required. A clinical credential such as MD, nursing degree, and/or experience working in clinical settings will be an added advantage.
  2. Minimum five (5) years working experience in HIV&AIDS programs with at least three (3) years working in combination prevention of HIV and STI transmission
  3. Minimum of four (4) years working experience on issues relating to HIV programming for Key Populations (SW, MSM, and PWID) within developing country settings required.
  4. Demonstrated knowledge of gender inequalities, stigma, economic barriers, discrimination and the legal rights and status of key populations in Kenya
  5. Ability to coach, mentor and develop technical capacity in national programs and technical staff.
  6. Strong public health and strategic thinking background showing resourcefulness, initiative, leadership qualities, skills to deal with difficult situations and sensitive areas
  7. Demonstrated ability to identify, assess, analyze, synthesize and provide recommendations on key political and technical issues.
  8. Strong writing skills.
  9. Experience and competence in public health evaluation, including working with data sets and more than average data analysis capabilities.

Other Qualifications

  1. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  2. Ability to handle multiple priorities and a team leader.
  3. Excellent analytical and presentation skills
  4. Innovative with a high degree of initiative

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 Program Manager – HIV Prevention (Key Population): 01/CHS/PM/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: Finance Assistant (04/CHS/FA/2018)

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 a high calibre, self-motivated and dynamic individual to fill the position of Finance Assistant in its Key Population 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.

Job Function

Reporting administratively to the Program Manager and functionally Senior Finance Officer, the Finance Assistant will ensure proper recording of project expenditures in the Key Population Project.

Key Responsibilities

  1. Responsible for making payments via MPESA platform to field staff, workshop participants and movement of funds in Utility and M-Pesa platform.
  2. Preparing payment requisitions (invoicing in Navision system) and relevant documents and processing for payment.
  3. Ensuring timely payments of monthly bills and utilities to vendors and suppliers.
  4. Preparing statutory payments such as withholding tax, HELB, NSSF, NHIF, NITA and ensure timely and compliance with regulatory bodies.
  5. Preparing bank reconciliations and follow up on any outstanding items.
  6. Maintaining an updated filing system and ensuring posting of all transactions.
  7. Maintain a monthly creditor aged analysis
  8. Maintain a system for the use of the office Imprest/ petty cash and undertake a monthly cash verification procedure to ensure proper use of the imprest.
  9. Ensure full compliance with USG and CHS policies and regulations.
  10. Maintain a proper system of advances to employees, according to CHS policy
  11. Ensure optimum utilisation of resources within the program

Person Specifications

  1. Must have a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce (Accounting Option) or Business Studies from a recognized university
  2. A professional seeking accountancy qualification, such as CPA (part 1)
  3. Minimum of two (2) years’ relevant work experience in an NGO
  4. Computer literate and working experience in NAVISION accounting package.
  5. Understanding the donor rules and regulations requirements
  6. Familiarity with the local and International accounting and auditing standards

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 Finance Assistant (04/CHS/FA/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: Early Post-Doctoral Researcher (Next Generation Sequencing) – Kemri – Wellcome Trust Kilifi,Kenya

Organization: Wellcome Trust
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 17 Aug 2018

OVERALL JOB PURPOSE

  • KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme (KWTRP) is one of the leading research centres in Africa. The Programme engages in a wide range of research on the main causes of ill health in Africa.The Bioscience department, KWTRP is seeking to appoint a postdoctoral researcher to work in the Next Generation Sequencing (NGS

REPORTS TO:

  • Biobank fellow
  • Head of labs.

BUDGET RESPONSIBILITY:

  • Administration of core sequencing related funds.
  • Management of any independent project funding awarded.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Day-to-day activities of the high throughput NGS facility, operate and monitor the performance of the MiSeq and Oxford Nanopore NGS platforms.
  • Optimize protocols for preparing NGS libraries for targeted, whole genome and transcriptome, shotgun and 16s metagenomics sequencing applied to the MiSeq and Oxford Nanopore DNA sequencing platforms.
  • Manage, plan and forecast inventory for the NGS facility.
  • Propose and develop new approaches for efficient sequencing of biological specimens.
  • Work with scientist and students on sequencing needs arising from research work.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • PhD in molecular biology, genome sciences, biochemistry, cellular biology, or a related field.
  • Strong background in molecular biology ability to work independently, and outstanding communication skills and interpersonal skills.
  • Prior experience in NGS library preparation, sequencing and data analysis is essential.
  • Experience in infectious tropical disease genetics and advanced computing knowledge is desirable

COMPETENCIES:

  • Keen interest in research
  • Excellent analytical and quantitative skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills,
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision

How to apply:

Application Procedure

Click on the below link to apply on the Kemri-Wellcome Trust Website.

http://jobs.kemri-wellcome.org/job-advert/early-post-doctoral-researcher-next-generation-sequencing

Kenya: Regulatory Drafting Expert

Organization: WYG
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 17 Aug 2018

WYG is tendering for an EU funded programme "Programme for Legal Empowerment and Aid Delivery (PLEAD) Kenya"

The main scope of the contract is to develop an integrated approach at central and local level aimed at equality of all before the law, through improved access to and the expeditious delivery of justice, particularly in high-risk counties in Kenya.

The Regulatory Drafting Advisor shall assist the NLAS and its Board in drafting regulations to implement the Legal Aid Act of 2016. The estimated duration of the assignment is +- 3 months. The expert is expected to start as soon as possible after the signing of the service contract with the contractor. Therefore, immediately after signing the contract, the contractor will present the CV's of suitable candidates.

Qualifications and skills

· University level education (master's degree) in law or other relevant discipline.

· Fluency in spoken and written English.

General professional experience

· At least 3 years working experience in the implementation or management of international development projects

· At least 3 years working experience in research, advice, and/or support to the drafting of laws or regulations authorized by legislation.

Specific professional experience

· At least three 3 years working experience in legislation or regulation drafting

· Familiarity with common law systems of justice

· Knowledge of the Kenyan legal context would be an added advantage

How to apply:

Interested Candidates should Submit their CVs and Letter of Interest to; thomas.kyalo@wyg.com cc winfred.nampiima@wyg.com

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

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

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Carry out routine preventive maintenance procedures (PMP) and undertake routine maintenance of equipment. and Systems
  • To supervise maintenance activities carried out by sub contractors; provide access to offices and document sub contractors’ visits.
  • Undertake basic installations and repairs to assigned portfolio, escalating any unresolved problems to the Supervisor.
  • Tag all assigned equipment brought to the workshop for repair, ensuring that the same are returned to their respective departments or areas on completion of work.
  • Observe personal safety measures by proper use of PPE.
  • Maintain good housekeeping habits in the workshop and working area.
  • Keeping Safe custody of assigned tools box and assigned common tools.
  • Record and document all works undertaken and spares used in Job Cards
  • Operation of the Incinerator as may be assigned and maintaining appropriate records.
  • Undertake Basic carpentry, painting and plumbing works.
  • Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A Craft Certificate OR Government Trade Test 1 in Carpentry and Joinery OR Plumbing
  • At least 2 years’ experience carrying out Carpentry and Plumbing works etc.
  • Experience in record keeping and basic report writing
  • Knowledge of good workshop practices
  • Knowledge of relevant Health and Safety practices.
  • Basic Computer skills.
  • Ability to communicate clearly( written and oral) in English and Kiswahili

COMPETENCIES:

  • Good troubleshooting and fault diagnosis skills
  • Ability to prioritise, plan and organise own work
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Proactive and initiative in resolution of problems
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Well groomed; neat and clean appearance

How to apply:

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

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