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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: 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: Roads Engineer (Retainer)

Organization: UNOPS
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 22 Aug 2018

Background Information – Job-specific

UNOPS plays a critical role in providing management services for our life-saving, peace-building, humanitarian and development operations. "I have seen many examples of how these activities help suffering people in troubled parts of the world.”-Ban Ki-moon, United Nations Secretary-General.

The United Nations Office for Project Services’ (UNOPS) mission is to expand the capacity of the UN system and its partners to implement peace building, humanitarian and development operations that matter for people in need.

UNOPS mandate is to act as a project delivery platform for UN system agencies, funds and programmes, international and regional financial institutions, intergovernmental organizations, donor and recipient governments, and non-profit non-governmental organizations. As a self-financing entity within the UN system, UNOPS must ensure that the projects it delivers meet client expectations in terms of cost, quality and time, while at the same time ensuring that these projects collectively meet a broader array of success criteria.
UNOPS is committed to achieving a truly diverse workforce.

East Africa Hub (EAH)

UNOPS EAH helps partners achieve their project goals in sectors including: governance, education, health, he environment, grant management and rural development.

UNOPS East Africa Hub (EAH) has over twenty years of experience working in East Africa, including large scale infrastructure projects. With a flexible and responsive presence throughout the region, UNOPS is able to scale up rapidly, through various mechanisms into high risk areas which have proven to be beneficial to partners.

EAH has its own Design Services Unit (DSU) which consists of design production office and engineering project management cell, consisting of Civil, Structural, M&E Engineers, Architects, Design Associates and Quantity Surveyors. The DSU carries out low risk engineering works and building structures. This generally involves concept designs, feasibility studies and low/medium risk designs that include buildings of up to 2 stories in height (as per the UNOPS design planning manual) and civil works that may include using standard designs of structures for rural roads. High risk building and structure designs are outsourced to specialist design firms.

Purpose and Scope of Assignment

Under the overall supervision of the Design Services Unit Manager, Roads Engineer will give his/her technical expertise as required to manage and co-ordinate any designs assigned and related documentation works. The consultant will be requested to work from home and be prepared to travel to any site in or around the countries under EAH as required and comply with UNDSS requirements.

Functional Responsibilities

Under the guidance of Design Services Unit Manager, the Roads Engineer will be required to undertake the following tasks:

  • Assist to carry out engineering design of roads and other structures according to the client’s design requirement and as per applicable international/local standards and codes of practices

  • Assist in Preparing comprehensive design documentation that include design briefs, specifications, design reports, drawings, bill of quantities and any other documents that address specific clients and stakeholder requirements when necessary.

  • Work closely with the Design Services Unit Manager, other Engineers, Quantity Surveyors and architects in the planning of projects, scheduling of tasks and developing an integrated design.

  • Responsible for timely delivery of the expected outputs for review by Design Unit Manager.

  • Act as the responsible focal point for the specific projects she/he provides support and guidance, and assists in resolving site problems, as necessary.

  • Assist in monitoring delivery of services design documents. Highlight possible none or late delivery prior to the event.

  • Assist in Carrying out site inspections, site supervision, site investigations, technical reviews and assessments to gather field data and design information as required.

  • Assist in the development of specifications, procedures and QA/QC protocols when required.

  • Proactively assist the Design Unit Manager in managing the design projects, ensuring that they meet the high standards expected by UNOPS, while delivering the program within its time and budget constraints.

  • Carry out research and identify appropriate technologies/techniques/designs that can be incorporated in the project design.

  • Assist in reviewing and certifying design documentation as a third party independent body when required.

  • Maintenance of project documentation

  • Perform any other duties as may be requested by the Design Services Unit Manager.
    **
    Monitoring and Progress Controls**

Planning and documentation for future projects including activities such as;

  • Estimations and evaluations.
  • Producing Bill of Quantities / Specifications / Drawings.
  • Surveys.
  • Needs assessments

Final Product

Project design and construction quality is high, observing all local/international and UN standards applicable and all relevant health and safety procedures are adhered to.

Education

  • Bachelor Degree in Civil Engineering from an accredited university is required
  • Advanced Degree in Roads Engineering from an accredited university is desirable

Experience

  • Minimum 4 years’ experience in Roads Engineering Design and implementation.
  • Candidates with experience working on international/local projects in conflict/disaster prone areas are preferred.
  • Skills in Infrastructure- roads are essential

Languages

  • Full working knowledge of English is essential.

Competencies

  • 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

Background Information – UNOPS

UNOPS is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. Our mission is to help people build better lives and countries achieve sustainable development.

UNOPS areas of expertise cover infrastructure, procurement, project management, financial management and human resources.

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.

Work life harmonization

UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands.**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.

How to apply:

Click below link to apply for this position

https://jobs.unops.org/Pages/ViewVacancy/VADetails.aspx?id=16201

Kenya: TOR DOCUMENTATION OF SUCCESS STORIES FOR THE PHASE I OF PEACE, SECURITY AND STABILITY PROGRAM-ACT-PC-14-2018

Organization: Act Change Transform
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 20 Aug 2018

1.0 Background

Act Change Transform (Act!) is a not-for profit non-governmental organization that was established in Kenya in September 2001 and registered under the provisions of Non-Governmental Organizations Coordination Act of 1990. With an organizational vision of empowered communities living productive lives in dignity, Act! focuses on building the capacity of individuals and communities, thus empowering them to get involved in the decisions and management of their own development.

Act! approaches its development work through three broad programmatic areas namely; Peace Building and Conflict Transformation, Democracy and Human Rights and Environment and Natural Resources Management.

Since 2016, Act! has been implementing the Peace, Security and Stability (PSS) Program with support from the Royal Danish Embassy in Nairobi. The 5-year program (2016 – 2020) integrates programming that seeks to address the root causes of Conflict and Violent Extremism (CVE) in Kenya. Key to this is the collaboration between communities at risk and government (county and national) agencies; providing young people at risk with positive alternatives to enable them resist the lure of extremist groups; and building capacity of local civil society to mobilize communities against insecurity and violent extremism including political and natural resources based conflicts.

The goal of the PSS program is to support Kenya’s vision 2030 through enhanced security, peacebuilding and conflict management. For this change to happen, a key prerequisite or precondition will be improved capacity and effectiveness of civil society, government and security oversight bodies to address three persistent conflict drivers in Kenya today. Violent extremism must be effectively countered and political and natural resource conflicts must be prevented and mitigated. Act! and its sub-partners, have supported both the national and county governments to achieve this outcome through CSO capacity strengthening, technical assistance to government agencies and research on strategic conflict issues. The expected outcome of this Development Engagement is improved capacity and effectiveness of CSOs, government and security oversight bodies to counter violent extremism and prevent political and natural resource conflicts in Kenya.

It is against this background that, Act! is seeking to engage the services of a qualified and experienced consultant to document success stories that will highlight key results, innovative interventions, successes, lessons learned and challenges as well as future strategic direction of the program.

2.0 Overall Objective

The overall objective of the assignment is to document innovative CVE and conflict mitigation approaches, success stories and lessons that provide a clear, in-depth cases and compelling narratives on the efforts by the various actors supported by Act! so far with a focus on results achieved, applicable strategies and challenges faced in the implementation of the program and identify lessons learned and best practices for potential scalability of the program.

Specifically, the success/impact stories will highlight the following;

  • The impact of the program in addressing conflicts and violent extremism in the target counties.
  • The changes / outcomes that have occurred in the first phase of program implementation period in Kenya.
  • The capacity and effectiveness of CSOs and government security agencies in responding to conflicts and violent extremism in Kenya.
  • The role of women in fostering peace and security at the grassroots level, and how conflicts have impacted their livelihoods.
  • The effectiveness of traditional mechanisms to resolve conflicts (Alternative Dispute Resolutions-ADR).
  • Constructive engagement of the youth in promoting safe and peaceful communities in Kenya.
  • The effectiveness of early warning, early response mechanisms to identify and respond to incidents and warning signs of political conflicts, violent extremism and radicalization in select counties.
  • How the program used different peace actors to coordinate and respond to conflict situations in target counties.
  • The role of community peace structures including council of elders, peace committees,

nyumba kumi committees, religious leaders in fostering peace and security in Kenya.

  • The use of evidence based research to inform initiatives, policies and strategies in mitigating conflicts and violent extremism.
  • The impact of the program in promoting peaceful elections.
  • Any outstanding or innovative CVE and or conflict mitigation strategy/initiative/intervention that merits replication and scalability.

3.0 Specific tasks for the Consultancy

In order to achieve the envisaged objectives, the consultant under the overall supervision of the Communications Specialist and with the support from the program teams across the counties will:

  • Develop a compelling concept and storylines that capture the various segments of the program and at all levels of the implementation. This will involve performing desk review /literature review to understand the overall program objectives, target beneficiaries and expected results in line with the program’s theory of change.
  • Determine the exact scope of the stories; identify and develop topics and agree on target beneficiaries to be interviewed to ensure shared vision and content in line with program objectives.
  • Conduct data collection through small group discussions or key informant interviews with select program target beneficiaries and stakeholders to provide a clear and objective perspective on the impact of the program.
  • Develop tools and formats that will be used for documenting the stories to be packaged in the agreed format(s).
  • Capture high quality digital photographs that showcase the impact of the program to accompany the success stories.
  • Provide periodic updates with the Act! Communication team, MERL team and Program Manager on the proceedings of the assignment.
  • Have full control over the entire process of recording in terms of creativity, technical aspects, content, follow safe working practices and professional practice

4.0 Methodology

The exercise will involve site visits to the following counties namely; Nairobi, Mombasa, Kwale, Kilifi, West Pokot, Kisumu, Laikipia, Isiolo and Garissa where the program is being implemented. The documentation will involve situational analysis, key informant interviews with both secondary and primary beneficiaries as indicated above.

5.0 Expected Outputs and Deliverables

The consultant will deliver to Act! the following:

· Inception report with a clear methodology, time frame and final checklist and the content of story themes and topics to be documented as best practices/lessons/case stories that show the impact of the program. The inception should also include tools, work plan and detailed budget.

  • Well written stories that capture the voices from the field and that meet highest mark of editorial standards.
  • Succinct synopsis of the outstanding and innovative CVE and conflict mitigation strategies/initiatives/interventions that merit replication and scalability.
  • A photo album (maximum 20 high resolutions photos in JPEG format) of each impact stories documented and well captioned.
  • A ready to print and professionally designed final booklets (success story, innovative CVE/conflict mitigation approaches booklets and photo book) comprising of case stories and photographs. The final products should be in line with the agreed specifications and within the specified timelines.

6.0 Expertise Required and Qualification

To be eligible to apply for this role the consultant/s must;

  • Hold a degree in a relevant field: Communication, Journalism, Media studies, Fine Arts. Other team members where applicable should also hold relevant qualifications in any of these areas.
  • Demonstrate experience in undertaking similar assignments by use of samples of completed work.
  • Knowledge in conflict sensitive and gender sensitive reporting or writing.
  • Have good knowledge of multicultural aspects in Kenya, cultural nuances, gender and crosscutting issues.
  • 3-5 years of professional experience in documenting investigative and human impact stories.
  • Possess excellent communication skills-fluency in oral and written English Previous proven experience in documenting donor supported projects.
  • Clear articulation of capacity and skills, and innovative approaches to carry out the assignment; as well as ·a clear work plan and articulation of expected methodologies and outputs within the tight timeframe
  • Ability to start immediately.

7.0 Duration and timing of services

The assignment is expected to take 30 working days from the date of signing the contract.

How to apply:

8.0 Application Process

Interested and qualified applicants are required to submit a proposal interpreting this Terms of Reference elaborating the proposed methodology, a detailed work plan and budget indicating both the professional daily rates and costs for logistics/operations in Kenya Shillings. The same should be accompanied with detailed CV for the lead Consultant including summarized CVs of technical personnel if any proposed for this assignment or comparable consultancies or engagements recently completed and at least 3 work references or links of sample and related works you have successfully produced in the last 2-3 years.

The applications should be submitted electronically hr.admin@act.or.ke in PDF format with the email subject line clearly marked ‘Documentation of Success Stories for PSS Program’ and quoting the assignment’s reference number REF: ACT-PC-14-2018.

The deadline for submission of application is Monday 20th August 2018 at 12:00 noon East African Time. Only successful applicants will be contacted.

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

Note: All materials to be developed under this assignment are property of Act! and the Embassy of Denmark in Nairobi and may not be cited or reproduced under any circumstances without prior written consent of the copyright.

Kenya: FIELD SECURITY OFFICER – HORN OF AFRICA

Organization: CARE
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 21 Aug 2018

CARE is a global leader within a worldwide movement dedicated to ending poverty. We are known everywhere for our unshakeable commitment to the dignity of people. We currently work in 94 countries and focus primarily on women and girls as the most disproportionately affected by poverty, while engaging men and boys through our work too.

CARE’s East, Central and Southern Africa Regional Office (ECSARO) is responsible for the oversight of CARE’s operations as well as the provision of support to 11 Country Offices in the region. (For more information about our work, please visit www.care.org)

CARE seeks an individual driven by integrity, passion and innovation to take up the role of Field Security Officer for CARE Country Offices (COs) within the Horn of Africa sub-region (Sudan, South Sudan, Ethiopia and Somalia). The individual is responsible for monitoring and facilitating the implementation of staff safety and security protocols and procedures. She will promote staff safety and security awareness, support in security preparedness and management in support of program implementation.

Reporting to the Regional Security Manager (RSM), The Field Security Officer will work in conjunction with Country Office Safety and Security (SS) Managers (SSM), Advisors (SSA), National Security Officers (NSO), Focal Points (SSFP) and Country Directors (CD) within their assigned sub-region. She will ensure a consistently acceptable standard of risk management to minimize the likelihood and impact of potential threats. The Field Security Officer is subject to deployment to any location in Africa, including volatile locations, to assist in addressing security and safety concerns, assist in developing appropriate plans and/or provide technical assistance.

She assists CO SS staff to prepare for major events and critical incidents where SS is concerned; using CARE Key Performance Indicators and other tools, confirm that CARE SS protocols and operating procedures are in place, are up to date and are being used. Advise CO SS staff and RSM of any gaps; assist in investigation of SS incidents where any CARE member may be involved; Provide and participate in safety and security training for sub-regions and as part of CSU. Training may include – security awareness, HEAT, First Aid (TMAT), crisis management, SSFP orientation and any other training that might be required; Monitor that all staff are aware of and understand SS protocols and procedures.

Responsibilities

· Assist CO SS staff in developing contextual understanding of their areas of operations as guided by the RSM and in consultation with program staff

· Provide advice on the security costs of project budgets

· Understand the operational context of the Country Offices within the Horn of Africa sub-region

· Provide reports on events and matters of interest to CARE

· Monitor proper implementation of the Safety and Security Management Plans (SSMPs)

· Monitor that effective communications and equipment are properly used and are following international protocols.

· Monitor that SS protocols are followed and respected by all staff members especially with regard to travel, medical and personal safety.

· Provide guidance to CO SS staff in updating information on SS situation to the CD and RSM and monitor closely any potential risk to the staff or assets of CARE.

· Advise CO SS staff and CDs on appropriate action during a critical incident

· Advise CO SS staff on situational report and assessment formats and procedures

· Communicate SS-related information updates and/or alerts to CO SS staff.

· Monitor any gap in logistic support and advise CO SS staff on appropriate action.

· Monitor cost effectiveness and efficiency with regard to SS logistics

Required:

· Bachelors’ degree with specialist technical training in safety and security such as NGO security, public safety, military or police training;

· Three (3) experience at the manager level in safety and security and risk management

· Experience outside country of residence in safety and security context desired

· Demonstrated knowledge of Safety and security management – information collection, investigations, analysis, assessments and reporting

· Relevant personal security training (e.g. RedR Security Management or similar training) desired

· Excellent oral and written English skills.

How to apply:

Interested candidates who meet the criteria above are encouraged to apply via the link below by 21st August 2018.

https://chp.tbe.taleo.net/chp02/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=CAREUSA&cws=52&rid=4379

CARE is an equal opportunity employer promoting gender, equity and diversity. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

Kenya: REGIONAL HEAD OF STRATEGY AND INNOVATION

Organization: Aga Khan Foundation
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 31 Aug 2018

Are you a creative, strategic and committed leader? Are you cut out to energise a team engaged in developing creative solutions for inclusive development in East Africa? Do you thrive in developing new programmes and mobilising funds for them? If yes, then apply to this position at Aga Khan Foundation, East Africa (AKF) to be based in Nairobi. This position will report to the Regional Chief Executive Officer and will lead a team of Technical advisors, consultants and leads on special initiatives.

For nearly 50 years, the Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) has been partnering with communities, governments and private sector to harness the best from people from all backgrounds to improve the quality of life. The Foundation’s work is rooted in core values of self-reliance, pluralism, and respect for human dignity. AKF is a member of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), one of the world’s leading poverty solutions networks. AKDN makes long-term investments, builds permanent institutions and cultivates an active civil society, impacting tens of millions of people annually in 30 countries. Alongside its sister AKDN agencies, the Foundation implements innovative, community-driven solutions that are based on decades of experience, learning and evaluation.

Overall Objective:

The Regional Head of Strategy and Innovation will be responsible for ensuring the alignment of programs and initiatives within the region to the regional and global strategies through promoting the focus on priority initiatives and funding opportunities. S/he will promote innovative, creative thinking within AKF, strengthen AKF’s design processes, both systemic and human-centered, with the aim of increasing quality, scale, depth of impact and resources. Ensure programs are built on and responsive to contextually derived evidence.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Challenge and guide the regional and country offices to identify, develop and prioritize resource mobilization for strategically aligned initiatives and programs.
  • Lead on and provide support on high priority resource mobilization initiatives.
  • Promote new or innovative approaches.
  • Work with the Global Innovation Unit to develop a strong cadre of design facilitators within the country offices.
  • Ensure programming excellence and quality through people-centred, systems thinking, and evidence-based approaches to design and implementation.
  • Work closely with the monitoring, evaluation, research and learning (MERL) unit to develop systems and modalities of evidence generation that drive innovation and form the basis of program design.
  • Establish measurable accountability that will drive new and iterative approaches.
  • Support program teams to develop initiatives and engagements with new funding sources that ramp-up programming for scale and depth of impact.
  • Increase the depth and breadth of technical expertise at the country level, including learning and knowledge and thought leadership in our priority technical themes.
  • Support the development of technical, contextually specific theories of change and strategies aligned with the global program strategy.
  • Establish and lead new projects and initiatives that are regionally and/or thematically cross-cutting.

Required Qualifications and Experience:

  • Minimum Master’s degree or equivalent in international development or other relevant fields;
  • Minimum 10 years senior management experience in managing multisectoral teams, preferably in programme design, learning and quality assurance at the country or regional level
  • Experience in leading and facilitating program design processes, management, leadership and mentoring staff with the willingness to visit programmes in the field
  • Experience in working with Governments and development partners to influence policies and practices.
  • Exceptional English communication skills, able to make strong presentations and produce high quality written reports
  • Experience of working in East Africa and knowledge of local cultures will be an added advantage

How to apply:

Interested and qualified applicants in this exciting career opportunity should send their cover letter, CV and the names and contact information of 3 professional referees to the following email address: recruitment@akfea.org, with Regional Head of Strategy and Innovation**”* in the subject line, addressed to the** Regional Human Resources Manager**, Aga Khan Foundation East Africa by ***31 st August 2018**.*

NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

The Aga Khan Foundation is an agency of the Aga Khan Development Network (www.akdn.org)

Kenya: Career Manager

Organization: Médecins Sans Frontières
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 24 Aug 2018

Médecins Sans Frontières – OCBA (Operational Centre Barcelona – Athens) is looking for an

CAREER MANAGER

(Based in Nairobi)

GENERAL CONTEXT

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international independent medical-humanitarian organization that offers assistance to populations in distress, to victims of natural or man-made disasters and to victims of armed conflict, without discrimination and irrespective of race, religion, or political affiliation.

The MSF movement is built around five operational directorates supported by 24 sections and offices worldwide. MSF OCBA is one of those directorates. Its operations are implemented by field teams and the mission coordination teams; together with the organizational units based in Barcelona, Athens, Buenos Aires, Nairobi and decentralised in Dakar and Amman. The field operations are guided and supported by 5 Operational Cells, the Emergency Unit and other Units supporting operations.
MSF’s Nairobi Branch Office (NBO) was endorsed in 2017 with the objective of increasing strategic added value and support to the MSF movement, taking into account the vast potential that Kenya and East Africa have to offer. The NBO is under the management of OCBA but renders services to the MSF movement as a whole.

The Field HR is an integral part of the HR unit of the Nairobi Branch office with a team composed of the Career manager, Recruitment officer, Psychosocial Support (PSU) and Head of HR. With the objective of supporting staff recruited from the region into the international MSF pool of Expats, this position will be directly responsible for linking with expats from the region and supporting them through their career within MSF.

JOB CONTEXT
As a member of the HR team of NBO, the Career Manager reports to the Head of HR/Admin.
He/she will both lead in his/areas of work providing critical input on strategic developments of the Field HR, and working with the team to contribute to the global strategy and play a key role on implementation.

He/She works closely with the recruitment Officer and compliments the role where management of international staff recruited are concerned.

OBJECTIVE OF THE POSITION
The scope of the position is twofold;
Consolidate, review/update strategies and initiatives on proximity management developed and implement the same to enable international staff recruited from the region be better supported, and follow the pool of staff through their MSF career by facilitating and advising on placements and further career development within MSF.

Initiate and take proactive lead in developing the career management portfolio and grow this over time; the CM will play a key role in all new developments and strategies for implementation within the vision/objective of the NBO and following the recruitment/development plan.

The CM manages HR partnerships with assigned operational canters (OCs) and other MSF Offices, advising on placement of Eastern Africa field personnel, analysing effectiveness of placements, developing career management plans for promising personnel and overseeing field workers retention.

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES AND TASKS

  1. Strategic
    • Take the lead on the development and implementation of the proximity management strategy in collaboration with the HR team in Nairobi and Barcelona
    • Take the lead on developing and implementation of the international Field HR Career Management action plan, ensuring that the strategy is well aligned to the vision of HR for NBO and internalized in the annual plans. Ensures smooth implementation of the strategy and annual plans.
    • Engage with the broader MSF HR network in order to capture new needs that can be supported from Nairobi and learn from similar activities/initiatives
    • Monitor effectiveness of the strategies in place and adapt in case of need.
  2. Placement
    • Develop the system/process for placement of candidates and foresee progressively implementation of various activities based on development of the career management portfolio.
    • Proactively review field vacancies and identify candidates for proposal with designated Operational Centres (OCs);
    • Confers with Pool Managers (PMs) and recruiters to identify personnel needs, job specifications, qualifications and skills;
    • In consultation with the Nairobi and other OC’s Recruitment Officers (ROs), refers candidates for placement in appropriate field positions according to skills, experience and availability;
    • Meets regularly with the other Pool managers and recruiter to determine best fit of applicants in various OC vacancies; and help identify high potential and future profiles;
    • Support the placement of first mission staff on preparatory training courses as available;
    • Manages candidate expectations in a realistic way;
    • Participates in other HR activities that will facilitate the placement of Field Workers
    • With the NBO recruitment officer, create a database of potential profiles that can be contacted in case of emergencies and encourage the potential profiles to be available/mobile for Emergencies;
  3. Briefing and preparation
    • Define a proper briefing/debriefing plan and activities for new and current staff.
    • Provides departing field workers with necessary information;
    • Links departing field workers to returned field workers with prior experience in the country as possible (mentors);
    • Provides timely information to recruiting OC’s to allow preparation of necessary documents and travel arrangements;
  4. Support and quality control
    • Assists expatriates while in the field as required (personal issues);
    • Liaises with HR departments in designed OCs to assess on-going field worker performance;
    • Act as the HR focal point for E.A. Field Workers to ensure consistently high quality of support to each field worker.
    • Where required, communicates with families / contact persons in the event of emergency situations;
    • Support and back up the recruitment officer where needed/feasible.
  5. Debriefing, career planning and professional development
    • Develop/define and follow through the implementation of the career management plan and strategy for the NBO.
    • Support in Field staff retention and development Strategy through meaningful recognition, career path identification and by providing relevant learning and development opportunities;
    • Proactively liaises with the Field HR Team to propose candidates for career development, in accordance with the MSF Policy;
    • In consultation with OCs, support the planning of relevant training and career development for candidates;
    • Maintains on-going communications with candidates interested in future missions;
    • Provide mission-related feedback to OCs where necessary;
  6. Administration and general duties
    • Contributes to departmental planning and participate in international HR discussions;
    • Supports the implementation and development of the Field staff retention plan.
    • Contributes to HR Reporting and statistics;
    • Organises and/or actively participates and contributes to the success of Welcome Days and PPD sessions.
    • Works toward helping the overall organization understand field realities through returning field workers;
    • There will sometimes be the opportunity to go on short field assignments and / or to co-facilitate trainings in the field, where possible and in consultation with HR Manager;
    • Travel to national and international meetings, as required;
    • As part of duty of care ensure that IS from the region has access to preventive health measures before leaving to a mission (vaccination, health screening and PSU) as well as when returning from a mission.
    • Through the NBO Admin support, manage and coordinate movements of international staff and assure that sufficient administrative/logistical support is available for staff from Kenya and the region;
    • Backs-up colleagues, as required.
  7. Networking and Key events
    Set up and facilitate events that will enhance induction of newly recruited staff as well as connecting the staff from the region with the NBO and with each other
    • Organize gathering for the fieldworkers.
    • Organize welcome days for the newly recruited people

Actively support the development of the broader NBO strategy
• Act as a spokesperson for MSF in “marketing” the organization to potential recruits
• Link with the communications unit – help to identify potential spokespeople from the region and inform comms about people coming back from missions so that their stories can be captured
• Work closely with the East African Association (EAA) in order to identify people and associative events that will facilitate linking with field staff in or between missions
• Contribute to the expansion of the networking base of the NBO

Pro-actively link Staff with the happenings in the broader MSF movement
• Link field workers with the EAA and encourage them to take part in associative debates and events
• Invite Fieldworkers for events conducted either by the office or association
• Ensure Field workers are in the know of the happenings in the movement

SELECTION CRITERIA

Education and experience:
• University degree/diploma in Health, social or human sciences are desirable, specializations in HR, Psychology or related field would be an advantage.
• Experienced in diverse international contexts through assignments with voluntary humanitarian non-governmental organizations. At least 2-3 years International Field experience with MSF is highly desirable.
• Experience in placement and career management/development is desirable.
• High knowledge and understanding of African contexts and cultures.
• Fluent English
• Use of IT tools and Web 2.0 software (LinkedIn, Facebook,etc.)

Required competencies:
• Communication and interpersonal skills
• Commitment to MSF’s Principles
• Cross-cultural Awareness
• Behavioral Flexibility
• Stress Management
• Analytical Thinking
• Results and Quality Orientation
• Service Orientation
• Planning and Organizing
• Teamwork and Cooperation

Others
• Availability to travel to the various recruitment areas or countries and high mobility within/out of East African region, and occasional travel outside the region.

Conditions
• Location: Based in Nairobi, at the Médecins Sans Frontières-Spain Nairobi Branch Office
• Full Time Job
• Annual gross salary of KSH. 3,465,673 + Secondary Benefits based on MSF OCBA Reward Policy
• Starting date: ASAP

How to apply:

Applicants should send their curriculum vitae and cover motivation letter as a single file by 24th August 2018, under the reference ‘**Career Manager**’ to MSFE-RRHH-NBO@barcelona.msf.org
Please note that MSF will only contact short-listed candidates.

Kenya: Terms of Reference for Midline study

Organization: GESCI
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 10 Aug 2018

African Digital Schools Initiative

Terms of Reference for Midline study

1.0 Background

The Global E-Schools and Communities initiative (GESCI) has worked since 2005 to provide capacity building, technical and strategic advice to countries seeking to harness the potential of ICTs in order to increase access to, and to improve the quality and effectiveness of education. GESCI in partnership with the Mastercard Foundation and the Ministries of Education in Kenya, Tanzania and Côte d’Ivoire embarked on a five year African Digital Schools Initiative (ADSI) (2016-2020) – a comprehensive multi-country multi-year programme to implement an effective, sustainable and replicable model of digital whole school development in secondary education that will lead to improved student 21st century skills development, learning outcomes and readiness for the knowledge economy workplace.

The goal of the ADSI programme is to consolidate and develop a holistic expansion of the demonstrably successful aspects of its Strengthening Innovative Practice in Secondary Education (SIPSE) pilot model (2013-2015) in relation to its innovation practice, whole school approach, horizontal (geographic) and vertical (institutional) outreach and impact, and shared ownership. The ADSI model presents a portfolio of system- wide ICT innovation elements that can address policy coherence needs for ICT integration in teaching and learning – inclusive of: a blended learning teacher development approach, whole school involvement, school leadership capacity building, converging technologies of e- and m-learning, use and development of open education resources, an online repository of materials, digital school awards, accreditation and certification to incentivize ICT integration and progression, policy dialogues to raise awareness and influence new policy formulation and institutionalization of new/good practice. Currently, ADSI covers 80 schools (20 in each of the four counties of Kiambu, Nyamira, Narok & Taita Taveta), 80 secondary school principals, 800 teachers and 80 Boards of Management chairpersons and 80 parents association chairpersons.

In Kenya, a baseline study was carried out in quarters 3 &4 of 2016 to inform the project and set the benchmarks upon which the project would be monitored and evaluated. The project has been running for more than one and a half years now in Kenya which is an opportune time to carry out a midline study. The study will help ADSI with the evidences, insights on the extent of achievement of objectives, factors that facilitate and impede the progress, and provide recommendations for midcourse corrections, if any.

2.0 Midline objectives

The overall objective of the midline study is to assess whether and/or the extent to which targets have been achieved thus far in the project, understand the determinants enabling and/or disabling achievement of targets, the extent of ownership built among the target groups, capture key learnings from the implementation experience and recommend doable actions for the remaining project period.

Specific evaluation objectives are to:

· Assess the project progress/changes (since baseline) of the project so far and its likelihood of achieving its stated objectives (more than a year since implementation began) on the following aspects;

  • Institutionalization: Investigate the current level of institutionalization of national strategies for the pedagogical integration of ICT use in STEM and other subject teaching as related to policy in teacher development, curriculum, pre and –in service, school support and management practices

  • Digital Schools Development: Establish the current conditions, needs, resources and priorities of the schools in relation to ICT in STEM teaching and learning

  • Teacher Development: Establish changes in teacher competencies and practices for ICT use in STEM since baseline

  • Student Learning: Measure learner 21st century skills and other learner achievements in relation to STEM subjects and gather feedback on their experiences and attitudes towards the use of ICT in STEM learning inside and outside of schools.

· Assess the ADSI programme in terms of relevance, effectiveness, efficiency of project implementation and level of ownership by project beneficiaries and other actors

· Assess the ADSI programme in terms of effectiveness of networking with the different stakeholders for optimal leveraging of resources and sustainability benefits.

· Document lessons on what works/doesn’t work in the implementation of ADSI approach and Theory of Change.

· Generate practical, action-able recommendations that can be implemented by the project actors in the remaining phase of the project.

3.0 The proposed Methodology and Approach

As was the case with the baseline, a mixed method approach employing both qualitative and quantitative techniques in the collection of data will be used:

Data collection will be carried out using five different approaches:

a) Desk Review: A thorough assessment of relevant existing project documentation including project conceptual documents, progress reports, work plans, activity reports, available data, monitoring frameworks, etc. will be carried out.

b) Observation: Observations will be carried out at the school level to collect administrative data, audit the level of ICT infrastructure and equipment at the selected schools and observe classroom practices.

c) Quantitative survey (a representative sample of the population of students, teachers)

A representative survey to help provide a clearer/specific picture from the target group. Surveys allow for a comprehensive acquisition and aggregation of statistical data that is easy to analyze and interpret. The statistical representation will also allow for segmentation and sub cluster analysis of the data collected.

d) Focus Group Discussions (At least 6 in each of the counties)

To complement the data, this study will also employ a qualitative approach to data collection, and fieldwork in the form of focus group discussions (FGDs) with carefully selected members of the populations (teachers, students, EWG members, BoM members, etc.).

e) Key Informants In-Depth Interviews (Approximately 10 each of the counties)

It will also be important to understand the perspectives of the various stakeholders in an in-depth manner. Key Informant Interviews will be carried out with: SBCs, HTs, representatives of key agencies/partners, government representatives, etc. The decision on who to be interviewed will be made jointly with ADSI project team.

GESCI is seeking a Consultant/Team to conduct the midline evaluation study including; data collection, analysis and reporting. The experts are expected to carry out the assignment in consultation with the GESCI-ADSI technical team comprising of MERL Specialist, Programme Manager, the Kenya Project Manager and the Education Specialist.

4.0 Roles and Responsibilities

Under the guidance of the MERL Specialist, the role of the Consultant is to:

· Mobilize and provide a team of 16 qualified research assistants who will carry out data collection and digitization (estimated to take about 5 days for each).

· Support the conceptualization, design and refining of tools for the midline study.

· Present an inception report with a proposal for carrying out data collection, analysis and reporting.

· Support training of the enumerators and piloting of the instruments.

· Carry out midline data collection from 10 schools per county jointly with the GESCI MERL Specialist and Project Coordinators as per the guidelines provided during the training.

· Manage the digitization of the data in survey monkey and Excel matrix sheets as per the guidelines provided.

· Hand over the field data in hard copy format and digitized formats as per the guidelines

· Carrying out the data analysis inclusive of

a. Midline data cleaning

b. Midline data analysis

· Report write-up integrating

a. A draft midline report

b. A final report integrating revisions based on technical review from GESCI/ADSI.

GESCI will provide the following:

· Travel from Nairobi to the counties and all the schools where data will be collected and back.

· Provide US$50 per day (inclusive of accommodation, meals and honorarium) for the data collectors. The data collectors staff time cost is to be considered by the consultants as part the proposal.

· Questionnaires for data collection in hard and soft copies

5.0 Timeline, Activities and Outputs

Date

Activity

Location

Outputs

August 10th 2018

Close of applications and review of EOI

Nairobi

Shortlist and selection

August 17th 2018

Selection of consultant

Nairobi

Consultant selected

August 20th – 24th 2018

Meeting – GESCI-ADSI technical team/ contracting/ review of documentation / data sets

Nairobi

Inception report – with preliminary desk review and detailed plan for carrying out data analysis, report write up – inclusive of mixed methods methodology for quantitative and qualitative analysis and outline for midline report write-up

August 27th – 29th 2018

Team assembly, briefing and training and piloting

Nairobi

Final protocol, tools and plan

September 3rd – 14th 2018

Data collection in schools (selected 10 schools per county)

Kiambu, Narok, Nyamira & Taita Taveta

Mixed methods data analysis report–interview transcripts, focus group/KII transcripts, survey and classroom observation

September 24th – 28th 2018

Preparation of first draft with desk review and preliminary findings

Online

First draft of baseline study report – with preliminary findings for review by GESCI-ADSI-technical team

October 15th – 18th, 2018

Final study report (integrating revisions based on feedback form GESCI-ADSI technical team) and consolidated toolkit (on baseline study approaches and instruments)

Online

Final midline report

Indicative Schedule of key Deliverables

  • Inception report – with preliminary desk and data collection review and enhanced methodology and plan for carrying out baseline data analysis and report write-up – 10 August, 2018
  • Fieldwork report – mixed methods analysis of interview, focus group, survey and classroom observation data sets – 18 September 2018
  • First draft baseline study report presentation for ADSI management feedback – 28 September 2018
  • Final baseline study report integrating revisions based on feedback and the baseline toolkit of approaches and instruments – 12 October 2018

6.0 Required skills and Experience

To be considered for this role you must:

· Possess an advanced Degree in research, monitoring and evaluation, education, education research or related fields.

· Have a minimum of six (6) years’ experience with similar tasks preferably in the international development sector. Experience with conducting research on education thematic/ICT in Education areas will be an added advantage.

· Have good knowledge of the Kenyan socio-political, cultural context and basic education landscape.

· Possess advanced analysis, interpretation and writing skills.

7.0 Duration of task completion/scheduling

The assignment will take place over the months of August-September 2018 with following tentative allocation of working days (either consecutively or divided into two periods):

· Desk study / preparation: 2 days

· Consultations in Nairobi: 1 day

· Writing Inception Report: 1 day

· Support training workshop in Nairobi: 2 days

· Data collection: 6 days

· Analysis and draft report: 5 days

· Discussion with GESCI/ADSI team: 1 day

· Incorporation of comments and Final report: 2 days

Payment schedule:

  • 20% upon approval of Inception report
  • 30 % upon completion of data collection
  • 30 % upon submission of first draft
  • 20% upon completion and approval of the final report

Confidentiality and Copyright: The consultancy team will be required to sign a confidentiality clause whereby information accessed through the ADSI midline assignment can only be disclosed and shared with authorized members of the ADSI programme. GESCI will have ownership over any Intellectual Property developed for or derived from the engagement.

To apply: Interested consultants should submit a detailed proposal (10pages max) outlining their understanding of the task, proposed approach, budget, examples of past similar work (with at least 3 referees), and CV/profile of key personnel. Please submit by email under the heading ‘ADSI Midline Study – Kenya’ to GESCI procurement at: procurement@gesci.org by 10th August 2018.

Only consultants/teams meeting the academic and experience requirements need apply. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. For further information on the consultancy you can contact Samuel Otieno, GESCI MERL Specialist at: samuel.otieno@gesci.org

How to apply:

To apply: Interested consultants should submit a detailed proposal (10pages max) outlining their understanding of the task, proposed approach, budget, examples of past similar work (with at least 3 referees), and CV/profile of key personnel. Please submit by email under the heading ‘ADSI Midline Study – Kenya’ to GESCI procurement at: procurement@gesci.org by 10th August 2018.

Kenya: Volunteer Engagement Coordinator VEC /08/18)

Organization: Habitat for Humanity
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 17 Aug 2018

POSITION

Volunteer Engagement Coordinator

REPORTS TO

Resource Development and Communications Manager

LOCATION

Nairobi

DIRECT SUPERVISEES

Volunteer Engagement Officer

RELATIONSHIPS

All departments to ensure seamless flow of HFH programme and operations processes

CATEGORY

New position

DATE

08-2018

Job Purpose:

To raise the profile of HFHK as a significant player in seeking real and tangible as well as policy solutions to address shelter poverty in Kenya . It is also to implement an Advocacy and Communications strategy and initiatives to change housing policy, systems and processes to improve the lives of low income people.

Key Responsibilities

· Serve as a Habitat for Humanity Kenya ambassador in interactions with prospects, donors and volunteers throughout the development of corporate partnerships.

· Collaborate with Resource Development Manager to develop an overall fundraising strategy to meet/exceed revenue goals.

· Research prospect corporations, develop contacts and cultivate relationships leading to volunteer and donor opportunities.

· Create new partner proposals, presentations and project management plans.

· Define account-specific strategies that deepen partner engagement with Habitat and foster mutually-beneficial, sustainable, mission-centered partnerships.

· Maintain and expand existing corporate partner relationships through on-going communication and solicitation as appropriate; ensure timely renewals and continued partnership growth.

· Leverage opportunities for high-touch stewardship such as invitations to HFH Kenya events and executive-led volunteer experiences.

· Support planning, promotion and development of donor events. Ensure volunteer teams include all of the donor´s requests.

· Maintain an adequate pipeline of potential partnerships through systematic and ongoing prospecting activities; proactively pursue business networking opportunities and establish relationships with business leaders to seek qualified leads.

· Execute all duties necessary for the successful implementation of partnerships, including cross-functional collaboration with finance, programmatic subject matter experts, communications, legal and other stakeholders, as appropriate.

· Execute all project management processes including managing file system to host all documentation related to corporate partners.

· Collaborate with finance to set up necessary project codes and financial reporting systems to monitor and report on partnership donations.

· Create agendas and draft talking points for prospect meetings and calls; develop and route pre-reads to participants; draft meeting notes/highlights, including action items.

· Develop and deliver creative and powerful presentations and proposals for corporate partnership opportunities; ensure organizational leadership involved in pitch are briefed and prepared for meetings.

· Track respective prospect interactions (meeting notes, emails, and important communications) and associated documentation in donor management database.

· Make sure reports are submitted on time, in donor template and are of appropriate quality.

· Participate in department and organizational meetings, events and initiatives.

KEY PERFORMANCE MEASURES / INDICATORS

  • Total number of volunteers mobilized.
  • Total volunteer hours offered on volunteer service.
  • Number of families, trainings, projects or services supported through VE.
  • Number of repeat volunteers and referrals.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Community / Program development, Economics, Business or related field.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES REQUIRED

· Well-developed oral and written communication skills and financial analytical skills

· Willing to undertake new, different, and/or unfamiliar assignments and tasks.

· Ability to articulate the organization core mission, values and products.

EXPERIENCE

· Minimum five years’ experience programme experience in the NGO sector

· Experience in developing and nurturing strategic partnerships.

OTHER INFORMATION

  • Ability to work long and odd hours, including weekends
  • Confidentiality
  • Honesty
  • High levels of integrity

How to apply:

If you feel you meet the requirements of the positions, send your application letter indicating the reference number and quoting your current and expected salary, title of position along with an updated CV and telephone contacts of three professional references to hr@hfhkenya.org to be received by 17 August, 2018 C.O.B. Kenyan nationals are encouraged to apply. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Kenya: Chief of Party – Kenya HMIS II

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Oversee project staff performance, including conducting annual performance reviews.

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

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

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

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

Oversee management of commodity procurements, inventory and general logistics.

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

Mandatory

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

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

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

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

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

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

Excellent written and oral communication skills.

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

Fluent written and spoken English and Swahili required.

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

Preferred

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

How to apply:

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