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Kenya: CONSULTING ENGINEER – NAIROBI BASED

Organization: Habitat for Humanity
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 01 Mar 2018

Habitat for Humanity Kenya (HFHK), affiliated to Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI) is an Ecumenical Christian Non-Governmental Organization with a vision to ensure a world where everyone has a decent place to live. HFHK now invites interested and eligible consulting engineering firms to submit their bids for the following short-term assignment:

1) Contract Documentation – Prepare tender package comprising contract drawings and tender documents including:

a) The tender form;

b) Contract specifications;

c) Special provisions;

d) Standard and project drawings;

e) Instructions for Tenderers;

f) Construction Contract;

g) Agreement to contract guarantees, and

h) General conditions of contract.

2) Tender Invitation, Tender Adjudication and Recommendations – Call for Tenders from at least 10 pre-qualified Contractors and administer the process as follows:

a) Develop a schedule with a tender closing date that will permit adequate time for bidding and evaluation of responses before award;

b) Prepare a Tender Notice for the construction and submit to suitable, experienced, local Contractors;

c) Implement a formal process for issuing tender packages, answering Contractors’ enquiries, issuing addenda and receiving bids, and

d) Analyse the tenders received, ensure due diligence against the vendors is done, including assessing capacity to deliver and recommend contract award.

3) Construction Supervision – Supervision of construction works to confirm compliance with tender specifications:

a) Conduct minimum of 2 inspections per week over construction period of 6 months

b) Maintain weekly progress update

c) Prepare monthly progress report

Current construction activities:

· Low-Cost house constructions in the following locations: Homa Bay County (Asumbi), Laikipia County (Mukima, Rumuruti)

· Quantities: Homa Bay County, 13 units and Laikipia County, 19 units.

· Contractors are required to conclude construction activities by May 15, 2018.

4) Project Close-out and Site Handover

a) Prepare consolidated project close-out report

Interested eligible firms should provide the following:

  1. Company profile

  2. Certificate of registration/incorporation

  3. PIN Certificate

  4. VAT Certificate

  5. KRA Tax Clearance Certificate

  6. Latest Audited Financial statements

  7. Bank statement for the last 6 months

  8. Operating License

  9. Proof of Address (Physical address/location of the firm)

  10. Proof of previous similar assignments – last 5 assignments, contacts and letters of recommendations.

How to apply:

Interested firms should submit their bids via email to tenders@hfhkenya.org not later than 01 MARCH 2018 indicating applicable charges for each of the 4 scope items outlines above.

For any additional information, contact us on 020-2572812 or 0717-454380 or email procurement@hfhkenya.org

Kenya: CONFLICT STUDY CONSULTANCY – ACT-CM-05-2018

Organization: Act Change Transform
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 11 Feb 2018

1.0 Background

Act Change Transform (Act!) is a non-governmental organization working in the field of Capacity Development and Grants Management. Act Change Transform (Act!) is implementing the Peace, Security and Stability (PSS) Development Engagement funded by the Royal Danish Embassy and seeks to address violent extremism, natural resource and political conflicts in select Counties in Kenya. Act! together with its implementing partners has contributed to the country’s results in peace building and conflict transformation, democracy and human rights, livelihoods and environment and natural resource management.

In the recent past, Laikipia, Isiolo and Samburu Counties have been in the limelight due to resource based conflicts manifesting itself as cattle rustling, ethnic clashes, banditry, private land encroachment and political contestations along ethnic lines. These escalated further into an ethnocentric political conflict which caused a tripartite antagonism between the communities themselves, communities and ranchers and even within the political class in the affected Counties. The dwindling grazing resources, political incitements and a clash of livelihoods i.e. nomadism and crop farming and establishment of wildlife conservancies and the fencing off of huge swathes of grazing lands are some of the root causes of the recent skirmishes that continue to raise its ugly head intermittently.

The pastoralists and agro-pastoralist communities living in the Amaiya triangle that straddles Laikipia, Samburu and Baringo Counties, have borne the brunt of these incessant conflicts. The government has responded to the escalating conflicts by deploying security forces on the ground to address the situation.

On the other hand, dependency on the Ewaso-Nyiro River Basin has also contributed to the conflict. Local and foreign conservation groups opine that Kenya’s third largest river is grappling with profound ecological challenges, which threatens the survival of an estimated 1.5 million people in seven arid and semi-arid Counties which include Isiolo, Laikipia and Samburu. Conservationists have warned that tributaries that drain into Ewaso Nyiro River are drying up at unprecedented rate due to intensive water abstraction by horticulture farms located in the upstream.

Act! through the DANIDA funded Peace, Security and Stability program intends to undertake an assessment of the current and changing dynamics of conflicts in Laikipia, Isiolo and Samburu Counties. Act! will thereafter consolidate findings from other conflict mapping exercises that have been carried out in the past in order to validate and update the existing knowledge in the realm of resource based conflicts in the arid and semi-arid lands (ASALs) in Kenya. This will also help Act!, as well as peace building platforms such as Uwiano Platform for Peace, generate new knowledge and strategies for preventing, managing and transforming resource based conflicts in the country and beyond

2.0 Objectives of the study

The main objective (purpose) of this study is to investigate the changing dynamics of natural resource based conflicts in Isiolo, Laikipia and Samburu Counties in order to generate new strategies for preventing, managing and transforming the conflicts. The following are the specific objectives:

  • Undertake a review of recent conflict studies to generate secondary data and knowledge gaps related to natural resource and political related conflicts in Isiolo, Laikipia and Samburu counties
  • Establish the emerging dynamic, trends and drivers of natural resource based conflicts in the three Counties
  • Assess the role of the key stakeholders, including National and County governments in managing and transforming natural resource based conflicts in the three Counties.
  • Document any key lesson(s) learned in addressing natural resource based conflicts in the three Counties being studied
  • Generate strategies and recommendations for addressing natural resource based conflicts in the three Counties, clearly articulating what the communities, County, National Governments and Development Partners can do to address the situation.

3.0 Proposed Approach

The approach will involve among others literature review, field visits/research and a validation workshop.

The detailed approach will be as follows:

a) Desk review: The consultant will undertake a literature review of the recent secondary data in the realm of natural resource based conflicts in Kenya and beyond. Any gaps identified especially regarding natural resource conflicts will inform field research.

b) Field Research: The consultant will suggest a representative sample based on an agreed criterion and will collect data using a variety of methods including questionnaires, key informant interviews, focus group discussions, observation and photography among others. The data will be collected from Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies, CSOs, community leaders, ranch owners, pastoralists, conservancy owners, small scale and large scale farmers, religious institutions, business leaders, women among others.

c) Validation workshop: The consultant will produce a report that will be presented to stakeholders in a validation meeting and the feedback used to finalize the reports.

4.0 Reporting and Supervision

The consultant will work under the overall supervision of the PBCT Program Coordinator and with support from the Monitoring and Evaluation Manager and the Peace Building and Conflict Transformation Program Manager.

5.0 Deliverables

The deliverables will be assessed against the provisions of this scope of work set for the assignment. In synopsis, the following are the key deliverables:

a) Inception report: Clearly describing the study design, sampling techniques, data analysis and a work plan for achieving the same. Preliminary secondary data, highlighting the main knowledge gaps, will form a key component of the inception report.

b) Draft Conflict Assessment Report: This report, between 30 to 40 pages, will have detailed information analysing the changing dynamics of conflicts in the aforementioned Counties, its drivers and strategies for addressing the conflicts. This report will be reviewed by Act! staff and subjected to stakeholder review during a validation workshop.

c) Final Conflict Assessment Report: A final report of not more than 40 pages incorporating comments from both the Act! reviewers and the validation workshop will be submitted to Act!

6.0 Duration of the Assignment

This task will be carried out over a period of 45 consultancy days.

How to apply:

7.0 Selection Procedure

Qualified consultants are requested to submit their expression of interest elaborating the methodology and indicating the fees. The proposal should be submitted electronically to hr.admin@act.or.ke quoting the reference number ACT-CM-05-2018 and title on the e-mail subject headline.

The deadline for submission of applications is 11th February 2018 at 5:00pm East African Time.

Note: All materials to be developed under this assignment are property of DANIDA & Act! and may not be cited or reproduced under any circumstances

Act! is an equal opportunity employer with zero tolerance to corruption.

Kenya: Technical and Vocational Skills Training Officer

Organization: I Choose Life – Africa
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 18 Dec 2017

Position: Technical and Vocational Skills Training Officer
Reporting to: The Project Manager
Location: Laikipia
Job Purpose: Oversee technical and vocational skills implementation to increase the girls income, through training, value addition and skills development. This should serve to increase the life chances of marginalized girls in Meru, Mombasa and Laikipia counties by increasing performance, learning, transition through an integrated approach. In addition, support counties in the actualization of their county strategic plans aligned to Vision 2030.

Key responsibilities
Project Planning and design
a. Design Vocational training interventions responsive to context
b. Design or review training manuals to aid in delivery of the intervention
c. Develop project Vocational training work plans
d. Incorporate workable Vocational training model in new projects

Project implementation and training
a. Conduct quarterly skill assessments in the areas of intervention.
b. Participate in the development and review of training materials.
c. Coordinate the identification of TVET institutions in training the girls on technical skills i.e. dress making, knitting, soap making among others.
d. Develop a profiling toolkit that ensures the girls are matched with appropriate TVET institutions for proper skills development.
e. Liaise with the TVET institutions in identifying and placing the girls on appropriate job shadowing and internship platforms available to the girls.
f. Develop, review and evaluate the training programs while ensuring its competent based and improves digital literacy.
g. Forge partnerships within the project sites for the attainment of project goals.
h. Collaborate with partners in corporate mobilization and service delivery.
i. Engage trainers, and coaches to mentor and support the girls to excel in their jobs.

Project Monitoring& Evaluation
a. Compile reports (narrative and data) and submit them to the Project Officer (M&E) as per the set deadlines
b. Participate in the design, data collection and analysis of surveys and routine data
c. Ensure proper documentation and dissemination of lessons learnt.
d. Evaluation of all project interventions conducted.
e. Monitoring and reviewing the progress of trainees.

Education
a. A Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences preferably in Entrepreneurship, Economics, Marketing, Commerce, Education
b. Diploma in Project Management will be an added advantage

Knowledge and skills
a. Strong analytical and operational knowledge of TVET management;
b. Be an excellent facilitator and can create partnerships within the project area.
c. Understanding of TVET business procedures including: business legal and regulatory systems, financing, human resources, IT needs, operations and sales, and marketing, financing options
d. Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English, a keen eye for details, good presentation and interpersonal skills and excellent report writing skills.
e. People management skills as well as mentorship experience and capability.

Experience and Abilities
a. A minimum of five years training experience
b. Ability to work with a team, foster a team approach and incorporate capacity building activities into the program
c. Ability to analyze and utilize program development gaps for designing Programs.

How to apply:

How to apply: Please log on to http://www.ichooselife.or.ke/Careers and apply quoting your current and expected salary to reach us on or before Monday 18th December 2017.The subject line of your application should be ‘**Technical and Vocational Skills Training Officer '.**
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
I Choose Life Africa is an equal opportunity employer

County Government of Laikipia Call for Application for Education Bursary

Kenya: Computer Trainer

Organization: I Choose Life – Africa
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 14 Aug 2016

You will effectively train 100 selected youth based in Laikipia County on coding, computer repair, and video editing with the end goal being to ensure all the selected youth are capable of working and making money having undergone the training.

Key responsibilities

  • Carry out training needs analysis which included performance assessments to determine the skills gap between current and desirable learner skill levels.
  • Design computer training manuals for coding, computer repair and video editing.
  • Conduct the training.
  • Ensure the training provided addresses job-specific and market specific standards in order to effectively prepare the trainee for the job market.
  • Develop an appropriate mix of formal and informal development activities that are geared towards equipping the trainees as well as using the appropriate learning styles for sustainable learning.
  • Deliver training programmes in formal (e.g. a classroom), informal (e.g. floor-walking) or online (e.g. e-learning and webinar) settings.
  • Support and coach learners using digital learning technologies to deliver skills.

Education and Training

  • The ideal candidate should have Bachelor’s Degree in computer science, software engineering, engineering or mathematics.
  • Some or all of the following technical qualifications would be advantageous – networking certifications in CCNA, CCNP; Microsoft MCP and MCE certification.
  • At least 5 years’ experience training on coding, computer repair and maintenance, as well as video editing.
  • Experience training in medium-to-large organisations.
  • Extensive experience with desktop operating systems including Windows and Ubuntu Linux.
  • Knowledge of computer hardware and software.
  • Extensive and advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office 2010 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).
  • Good grasp of new concepts and applications.

How to apply:

Apply online at http://www.africastopjobs.com/AfricasTopJobs/2434

Laikipia Ranch Building Maintenance Foreman Job in Kenya

A Laikipia based Ranching & Tourism Company seeks to recruit the following:


Building Maintenance Foreman


Reporting to the Workshop Manager, the successful candidate will be responsible for supervising all building maintenance and minor construction work.


Applicants should meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Electrical, plumbing and Building Certificates.
  • Able to communicate in both English and Swahili.
  • Between 35 and 55 yrs of age.
  • References will be contacted

 

Please send applications by close of business on 29th April 2016 to:


The Human Resources Manager,
P.O. Box 259,
Nanyuki