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Kenya: Country Manager – Somalia

Organization: Catholic Relief Services
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 21 Jul 2018

Position Title: Country Manager – Somalia Dept/Location: EARO/Nairobi, Kenya

FLSA: Exempt

Reports To: Kenya Country Representative

Job Summary

The CRS Country Manager (CM) for Somalia is responsible for overall leadership and management of the Somalia program. The CM is CRS' official representative to the Government, local donor representatives, Church leaders, international organizations, and other local partners. The position requires an individual with skills in leadership, business development, staff development, program management, representation, communication, partnership, and risk management.

Country Program Background

CRS first established an office in Somalia in October 1964. For 30 years CRS maintained its office, working with partners to develop and sustain projects related to health and nutrition, agriculture, education, and water and sanitation. In 1994, after the outbreak of a civil war, CRS closed its office in Mogadishu. CRS returned to Somalia in 2011 in response to the drought and famine that impacted East Africa that year and was managed remotely from EARO in Nairobi. CRS Somalia programming was incorporated into the CRS Kenya country program portfolio in October 2014.

Today, CRS continues to respond to the urgent needs of the Somali people through meeting their immediate needs (food and water); providing essential services (health, nutrition and protection); creating and rehabilitating critical infrastructure (latrines and wells); and restoring productive assets and purchasing power (via vouchers) to build their resilience and promote long-term, sustainable solutions. The current portfolio of CRS programming in Somalia is implemented thorough several trusted and long-term civil society partners.

Primary Functions

Leadership/Representation Stewardship Supervision, Staff Management and Development Security and Emergency Response Management Communications

Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff)

  • Serves with Integrity
  • Models Stewardship
  • Cultivates Constructive Relationships
  • Promotes Learning

    Country Representative Competencies

  • Leads toward Strategic Results

  • Manages Risk and Complexity

  • Represents and Partners Strategically

  • Champions Learning and Performance

    Qualifications:

  • Masters in International Development/Relations or related field

  • 5 or more years of progressively responsible experience in PVO management

  • Previous experience managing staff and programs overseas

  • Experience working closely with Caritas agencies and Church leadership

  • Experience in emergency response programming

  • Experience negotiating and working with local government

  • Experience with institutional strengthening and partnership building

  • Ability to work effectively in diverse environments and under pressure

  • Demonstrated understanding of the importance of staff development

  • Fluency in English Personal/Professional Skills:

  • Strong interpersonal, communication and organization skills, good judgment, vision and maturity

  • Ability to operate successfully amidst complexity and uncertainty

  • Demonstrated effectiveness with short- and long-term planning, as well as financial, human resource, and program management

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Familiarity and/or appreciation of the social teachings of the Catholic Church and its structure; ability to work well within this framework

  • Commitment to the Agency's mission and strategy

    Physical Requirements/Environment: The position is based in the CRS compound in Nairobi, with regular travel to Somalia.

    CRS' talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.

    Equal Opportunity Employer

Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. We welcome as a part of our staff and as partners people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need.

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Kenya: Consultancy: To Redesign the Imarisha Afya ya Mama na Mtoto Programme

Organization: UN Children's Fund
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 06 Jul 2018

KENYA CO TERMS OF REFERENCE (TOR) FOR INDIVIDUAL CONTRACTORS/ CONSULTANTS

Consultant to re-design the Imarisha Afya ya Mama na Mtoto programme including linkages to the productive and economic sector in Kakamega County

PART I

Purpose of Assignment: Consultant to re-design the Imarisha Afya ya Mama na Mtoto programme including linkages to the productive and economic sector in Kakamega County

Estimated level of the assignment

NOC/P3

Location of Assignment: Nairobi with frequent travel to Kakamega County

Duration of contract: 90 Days in period of 5 months

Start date: 1st July 2018 To: 30 November 2018

Reporting to: UNICEF, Social Protection Specialist

Background and Justification

Kakamega contributes a high burden of child deprivation in the country, due to its high population. It also contributes significantly to national under five mortality. It has above-average under five mortality, with the largest difference being in the child mortality rate (i.e. deaths between one year and five years). However, more than half of mortality is within the neonatal and infant period. Factors potentially contributing to the high neo-natal and infant mortality include the low rate of skilled delivery, low rate of ante-natal care, and low rate of contraceptive prevalence. To curb this the Kakamega County rolled out ‘Setting the Foundation in the First 1000 Days of Life – Accelerating Maternal and Child Survival in Kakamega County’ programme.

The Kakamega cash transfer programme named Imarisha Afya ya Mama na Mtoto was developed by the newly established the county Government in 2013 with a purpose of improving the county maternal and new born health and survival levels. Hence the cash transfers provided to pregnant and lactating women helps to cover some hidden such as transport which are the main bottlenecks which prevent women to attend health services for ANC, delivery and primary health care for new born during the 1000 days.

Distinct platforms within the first 1000 days of life are the focus of improving maternal and child survival outcomes in this initiative. This focuses on the prenatal period with related platforms including antenatal care, community health strategy (addressing barriers including transport, community maternal and new-born health information and health seeking behaviours, food/nutrition security, community monitoring/scorecard), skilled delivery (addressing barriers of transport, social cultural, incentive based package for input – mother and baby items), postpartum and young child period from birth to 24 months including a focus in improved access to maternal child health services addressing transport, information/support – mothers to mothers support groups/male involvement

The programme is implemented to support pregnant mothers and children until age of 18 months. The project delivers a cash subsidy of Ksh 12,000 in a period of 18 months, in 6 cycles of Ksh 2000 and the main criteria to assess whether mothers are eligible for the program is be a resident in the county, pregnant or have a child below 18 Months and must be vulnerable and live in poverty. Therefore, it is designed and geared towards the conceptual period and a significant emphasis on the first 1000 days of life which is the critical window of opportunity where health and nutrition interventions to reduce stunting have the highest impact, this will not only maximize growth but also reduce the risk of death in infants and young children.

The programme targets the most needy pregnant mothers and new born babies up to the age of 18 months (the first 1000 days of life). For the first Phase of the program (2013/14 to 2016/17) the number of targeted facilities is 25 health facilities based on their workload in order to show significant results. The criteria for selection of the participating health facilities was to be a government facilities that conduct high volume deliveries

Results, comprising changes in key indicators for increasing skilled delivery, ANC completion, and immunizations, are mixed. When comparing statistics for 2016, the Imarisha facilities outperformed the county averages across six key health indicators, when considering observed values versus targets. While this was also true before the Imarisha programme began, over the 2014-2016 time the county indicators fell while the Imarisha facilities were able to ensure small increases across almost all of them. Therefore, the Imarisha social protection programme likely had a protective effect in either maintaining attendance through the key 1,000 days or ensuring proactive ordering and maintenance of essential supplies for service continuity.

The lessons learnt from the first phase of the programme have shown that; i) there need to have a clearly defined target population identified from the outset, ii) there should be a clear communication to all facilities and communities which includes: target population; enrolment information; what is expected of the beneficiaries, beneficiary rights, payment amounts and schedules, payment method, clear exit criteria, and the complaints and grievances procedure, iii) linkages to other services is especially relevant for shorter term Cash Plus programmes, iv) targeting teenage mothers and providing cash to vulnerable women in many societies brings with it several constraints v) payment schedules need to be revised to make sure mothers receive their payments before they are expected to deliver at the facilities. Cultural issues of power and agency need to be considered and worked into programme design, v) The role that the Grievances and Complaints Committees play are crucial however their functionality differs widely, clarity on membership and vigilance with respect to committee functionality would support programme effectiveness

UNICEF in partnership with the County Government of Kakamega would like to engage the services of an experienced and competent a consultant to re-design the programme, integrating the lessons learned from the first phase of the programme (as mentioned in the paragraph above) including systematic linkages to other social protection programmes as well as with the productive and economic sector , to ensure sustainability of the programme and economic empowerment of its beneficiaries.

Scope of Work

Goal and Objective

Under the supervision of the Social Protection Specialist, the consultant will hold consultative meetings and reflection sessions with the programme team including nurses and data clerks to re design the programme. The consultant will utilize review reports and the workshop feedback to develop the second phase of the programme that is linked to the productive sector, linkages to the national safety net programme and economic empowerment for the beneficiaries.

RWPPCR/IRs areas covered

The consultancy contributes to Outcome 6, Output 2 (social protection models) of the Country Programme. It also supports two of the three strategic shifts of the programme towards a) modelling of approaches to reach the most deprived children; and b) resilience building approaches.

The broad objectives of this consultancy would be:

• To re-design the programme addressing lessons learnt from phase one of implementation, midterm evaluation and system review recommendations for an effective and efficient programme.

• To develop a model or practical approach linking beneficiaries to the productive sector and national safety net programme

• Develop an economic inclusion design as part of a graduation model for beneficiaries

• Work on a Coordination mechanism between involved sectors at county level as well as between the county government and the national government

Specifically, the consultant will perform the following activities/ tasks:

Programme Re-design activities

To support the re-design of the programme through consultative and reflection sessions. This needs a comprehensive desk review of existing evidence as well as a review of the current operational manual. Therefore, the consultant will be using the programme documentation reports, the impact evaluation reports, the systems review report and midterm review reflection with key stakeholders. Following activities will be undertaken:

Lead consultations, reflections process

1. Conduct discussions with programme stakeholders on the different programme pillars

2. Facilitate consultations workshops with all relevant county stakeholders for the program re design to collect inputs

Update Operation manual and design documents

1. Visit existing programme guidelines and operational manuals that entails the program management and implementation.

Payments: The review of the payment schedule aims to ensure that timeliness and predictable payments are made. It also aims to ensure efficiency as well as better support beneficiaries. Therefore, the consultant will

1. Review the payments schedule linked to the points of care to ensure beneficiary funds are disbursed early enough for the intended purpose.

2. Assess the inclusion of additional soft conditions to facilitate payments, such as birth registration linked to the last payment before exit.

Targeting and selection process

1. Review the enrolment process including the family visits

2. Review the proxy means test that is currently in use and improve the targeting approach that will suit in the conditional cash transfer.

3. Integrate recommendations provided by MIS consultant team that is currently improving the MIS.

Community engagement:

The positive health seeking behaviour achievements realised in the program reinforces the idea that conditionality work. The County Government program is conditional and achieves its results, the consultant will be required to develop approaches and strategies that will increase uptake and utilization that will;

1. increase community participation and more specifically male involvement,

2. focus and emphasize on HIV AIDS treatment and prevention,

3. increase family planning utilization as stipulated in the MNCH 2017 ACT

Complaints and Grievances mechanisms

1. Review the existing guide on the complaints and propose a complaint register and resolving mechanisms

Reporting

1. Review the existing reporting structure in the MIS and programme reports and regular programme monitoring reports,

2. Propose a format of key indicators for reporting formats and schedules for senior management and funds utilization.

Strengthen the economic Inclusion and linkages to the productive sector

1. Based on the discussion with Kakamega Senior management, proposes an economic inclusion design options that will be opening of economic opportunities to the beneficiaries that is integral to achieving a transition towards economic empowerment. The options including the linkages to the productive sector as well as national safety net programmes as well as other social protection programmes (e.g NHIF etc…)

Deliverables:

Deliverables

Duration (Estimated # of days)

Timeline/Deadline

Schedule of Payment

Approved inception report with clear methodology including all materials for data collection

10

August 15th

1st instalment (10%)

A programme proposal based on desk review and some face to face consultation with stakeholders

10

August 31st

2nd Instalment (30%)

A County planning and consultation workshop facilitated including workshop report

10

October 15th

A draft programme design including operational manuals

30

November 30th

3rd Instalment (30%)

Final programme design document including comments and feedbacks

30

December 30th

4th Instalment (30%)

Total number of days

90

N.B.

• Payment is on satisfactory completion of deliverables duly authorized by the Supervisor of contract.

• Specific deliverables of acceptable quality must be submitted at the planned times.

• Performance will be evaluated considering quality of deliverables, consultation with stakeholders, timeliness of deliverables of and comprehensiveness of work as defined in the terms of reference.

• The consultant is expected to carry out the design process in accordance with professional communication development standards

Required qualifications, desired competencies, technical background and experience

The consultant should have the following skills and qualifications: –

• At least Master’s degree in Social Sciences, Economics, Community Development or any relevant area

• Minimum of 5 years’ professional practical experience in designing projects, monitoring programmes in the productive and economic sector and livelihoods programmes

o Practical experience in designing programmes/projects in the area of social cash transfers will be a strong asset

• Proven ability to develop livelihood programmes and community engagement and experience in social protection programmes

• Proven ability to: (i) handle multiple tasks under pressure with short deadlines; (ii) ability to work independently, seeking guidance on complex issues; and (iii) excellent interpersonal skills, proven team orientation and the ability to work across unit boundaries.

• Proven experience in working with Government and international organizations is added advantage

• Strong writing and oral communication skills

• Proven ability to negotiate and lead discussions

• Ability to travel in the field

Conditions

• The consultant is expected to commit fully to this task as per the TOR and adhere to the timeline, subject to changes and revisions by UNICEF KCO team.

• The consultant will not have supervisory responsibilities nor authority on UNICEF budget and other resources.

• As per UNICEF DFAM policy, payment is made against approved deliverables. No advance payment is allowed unless in exceptional circumstances against bank guarantee, subject to a maximum of 30 per cent of the total contract value in cases where advance purchases, for example for supplies or travel, may be necessary.

• The candidate selected will be governed by and subject to UNICEF’s General Terms and Conditions for individual contracts.

Risks

Consultant may fail to provide quality deliverables on time. Regular reviews will be conducted with the consultant to ensure work progresses as planned and challenges are addressed in time.

How to apply:

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=514057

Kenya: CASH AND MARKET REGIONAL HUB ADVISOR

Organization: CARE USA
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 21 Jul 2018

At CARE, we seek a world of hope, tolerance and social justice, where poverty has been overcome and people live with dignity and security.

This has been our vision since 1945, when we were founded to send lifesaving CARE Packages® to survivors of World War II. Today, CARE is a global leader in the movement to eradicate poverty. In 2016, CARE worked in 94 countries and reached 80 million people with an incredible range of life-saving programs. We also put women and girls at the center of our work because we know that we cannot overcome poverty until all people have equal rights and opportunities. We seek dynamic, innovative thinkers to further our mission. If you share our core beliefs: poverty is an injustice; poverty is solvable; and together, we have the power to end it, join us.

The use of Cash Based Interventions (CBI) within CARE has gained momentum with country offices constantly expanding the scale and reach of their market-based interventions and cash programming within the humanitarian and development realms. Currently, CARE’s CBI span a variety of sectors, from Food Security to Education as well as multi-purpose grants. CBI projects are implemented in all the regions, with ECSA and MENA boasting the greatest number of cash projects in FY 2017. With this in view, CARE is looking to further solidify its cash programming capacity and learning, while also ensuring that its country offices can benefit from dedicated and strategic technical support which is context-specific, but drawing from a variety of CARE’s success stories.

Given that ECSA (Eastern, Central and Southern Africa) region is among the leading regions in CARE in implementing cash interventions, a decision has been made to pilot a Cash and Market Regional Hub Advisor based out of Nairobi, Kenya, ECSA’s regional office. The Hub will aim to strengthen technical cash capacity, research, and learning, while bringing more visibility to the work done at both regional and country levels. Thus, the Hub will be established to address two main areas of emphasis:

  • Structured technical support; and
  • Creating and communicating documented evidence-base for cash programming.
  • To successfully launch and implement a regional Hub for cash programming, the following must be kept in mind:
  • Each CO has individual needs, there is not a ‘one size fits all’ approach/solution to be used;
  • Planning should include a focus on research and learning and documenting/sharing this research /learning:
  • A sub-regional approach could be considered within the broader ECSA region, with drafting of sub-regional cash strategies;
  • Emphasis could be placed on establishing focus countries.

Responsibilities:

  • Establish Hub Structure
  • Provide Technical Support
  • Enhance Learning and Sharing
  • Develop Strategic Approaches
  • Other responsibilities as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher qualification on development studies/economics/social science/international relations or another relevant discipline.
  • Training in Cash programming and best practices (CALP or equivalent – CALP TOT level will be an added advantage)
  • More than five years of implementing and designing of CBI within different sectors as well as across several sectors (MPGs) (5+ years).
  • Experience in implementing market assessment and analysis, combined with knowledge of key tools (EMMA, RAM, etc.)
  • Experience in conducting training on CBI as well as other areas of humanitarian work/emergency response.
  • Experience in conducting analytical work in the field of CBI, including project evaluations.
  • Experience in conducting strategic work in CBI at a regional or global level.
  • Representation and involvement in CBI coordination structures, including cash working groups and consortia.
  • Knowledge of key initiatives in CBI (such as ELAN and NetHope) and their key areas of involvement at the regional/global level.
  • Experience in contextual analysis, qualitative and quantitative research and other assessment tools.
  • Understanding of gender issues and its linkages with market and cash response approaches.
  • Ability to present clear ideas, providing distance support, training and influence.
  • Strong analytical and conceptual skills in humanitarian programming, assessing emergency needs, market analysis, response analysis, and program design
  • Facilitation skills
  • Strong ability to work independently, organize work, meet deadlines, prioritize work under pressure, and coordinate multiple tasks

Please note the following on location of this post….

Location: ECSA (based in any ECSA Country Office). Please note that this position does not carry expatriate or relocation benefits and the selected candidate must be a citizen of one of the Countries in the following locations:

  • Kenya – Nairobi
  • Sudan – Khartoum
  • South Sudan – Juba
  • Somalia – Hargeisa
  • Ethiopia – Addis Ababa
  • DRC – Goma
  • Rwanda – Kigali
  • Burundi – Bujumbura
  • Uganda – Kampala
  • Tanzania – Dar es salaam
  • Mozambique – Maputo
  • Malawi – Lilongwe

How to apply:

To apply for this position, please visit our website at https://chp.tbe.taleo.net/chp02/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=CAREUSA&cws=52&rid=4314

Our diversity is our strength; we encourage people from all backgrounds and experiences, particularly women, to apply.

CARE USA is an equal opportunity employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you’d like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please click here.

The closing date for this posting, if listed, is approximate. Job postings may be removed from CARE's career website at any time.

United Nations Research and Statistics Jobs in Kenya,Salary over Ksh 200,000

Program Analyst – Gender Statistics
Advertised on behalf of :
Location : Nairobi, KENYA
Application Deadline : 04-Jul-18 (Midnight New York, USA)
Time left : 14d 9h 28m
Additional Category : Gender Equality
Type of Contract : Service Contract
Post Level : SB-4
Languages Required : English
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
01-Aug-2018
Duration of Initial Contract : One year
Expected Duration of Assignment : One year

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Background

UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.

In September 2015, governments united behind the ambitious 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which features 17 new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 169 targets that aim to end poverty, combat inequalities and promote prosperity by 2030 while protecting the environment. To successfully track the implementation of the 2030 Agenda, a robust and equally ambitious monitoring framework is needed.

To support member states in implementing the 2030 Agenda, UN Women’s Flagship Programme Initiative Making Every Woman and Girl Count (MEWGC) aims to effect a radical shift in the production, availability, accessibility and use of quality data and statistics on key aspects of gender equality and women’s empowerment.

In Kenya, Making Every Woman and Girl Count (MEWGC) is an initiative meant to strengthen the capacity of the Government and Non-State Actors to produce and use gender statistics in order to inform and monitor the implementation of Kenya’s gender-related commitments in the 2030 Agenda.

The Programme Analyst-Gender Statistics will report to the Team Leader-Democratic Governance and work under the overall guidance and direction of the Team Leader- Democratic Governance. MEWGC is a global flagship programme of UN Women, the Programme Analyst-Gender Statistics will work with the Regional MEWGC representative and the UN Women HQ MEWGC programme staff. The Programme analysist – gender and statistics will contribute to ensuring the effective planning, implementing, managing and reporting of the gender and statistics MEWGC project in Kenya.

The Programme Analyst-Gender Statistics will be part of the Democratic Governance Team, working closely with the Programme Analyst-National Planning and Governance.

Duties and Responsibilities

Effective Management of the Gender and Statistics Project in Kenya

  • Design, draft and review MEWGC project documents including Letters of Agreement (LOA) and/or Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) and ensure that action is taken in a timely manner;
  • Develop detailed annual workplans and budgets, and manage their implementation;
  • Oversee and review the budget and proposed activities as needed ensuring consistency with the objectives of the MEWGC and in compliance with agreed timelines;
  • Develop procurement plans and oversee procurement processes in accordance with corporate rules and regulations;
  • Manage the submission of implementing partner financial and narrative reports;
  • Organize Project Steering Committee, project review and/or evaluation meetings, as needed.

Manage technical assistance and capacity development to project partners:

  • Build and manage relationships with Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS), State Department of Gender Affairs, Council of Governors and other state and non-state institutions for effective delivery of the project and effective relation building;
  • Facilitate coordination mechanisms of the project by providing technical assistance;
  • Provide technical assistance in the capacity development initiatives to implementing partners.

Manage the monitoring and reporting of the programme/project:

  • Manage the monitoring of project implementation and finances using results-based management tools;
  • Oversee field missions and review reports on monitoring missions;
  • Write quarterly updates and contribute to MEWGC donor annual reports, focusing on activities and results at output and outcome levels;
  • Contribute to office donor and UN Women reports.

Manage the people and financial resources of the Gender Statistics project:

  • Manage the project budget and resources, and draft financial reports;
  • Work closely with the gender statistics advisor on all technical elements related to the planned activities for efficiency and effectiveness;
  • Work closely with other UN Women programme and operation staff to deliver the project;
  • Draft ToRs, participate in recruitment processes of consultants and other services, as necessary.

Build partnerships and support in developing resource mobilization strategies:

  • Develop and implement partnerships and resource mobilization strategies;
  • Finalize relevant documentation on donors and potential opportunities for resource mobilization;
  • Analyze and research information on donors, prepare substantive briefs on possible areas of cooperation, identification of opportunities for cost sharing.

Contribute to inter-agency coordination to achieve a coherent and aligned presence for Gender Statistics in Kenya:

  • Participate in inter-agency coordination related activities by attending meetings, events, and participating in groups and committees as needed;
  • Coordinate with other UN agencies, government departments, donors and NSAs to ensure the projects’ capacity development programme is harmonized and aligned with other in-country efforts.

Manage advocacy, knowledge management and communication efforts:

  • Develop and review background documents, briefs and presentations related to the Gender Statistics;
  • Represent UN Women in meetings and policy dialogues on issues related to Gender Statistics as necessary;
  • Develop advocacy strategies and oversee their implementation;
  • Identify best practices and lessons learned to guide project improvement and strategy planning;
  • Develop knowledge management strategies, products and methodologies on Gender Statistics.

Key Performance Indicators:

  • Timely and quality project design and inputs to Strategic Note 2019 – 2022;
  • Timely and quality of project delivery in line with budget and workplans, and in line with all UN Women operational rules and regulations, including security;
  • Timely and quality monitoring and evaluation of project;
  • Relations with partners and stakeholders;
  • Effective initiative and participation in further resource mobilization of the gender statistics project;
  • Quality reports and timely submission of the reports as per the MEWGC framework;
  • Regular communication with other agencies and partners;
  • Quality of advocacy and communication initiatives.

Competencies

Core Values:

  • Respect for Diversity;
  • Integrity;
  • Professionalism.

Core Competencies:

  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues;
  • Accountability;
  • Creative Problem Solving;
  • Effective Communication;
  • Inclusive Collaboration;
  • Stakeholder Engagement;
  • Leading by Example.

Functional Competencies:

  • Strong programme formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation skills;
  • Strong knowledge of Results Based Management;
  • Ability to synthesize program performance data and produce analytical reports to inform management and strategic decision-making;
  • Strong analytical skills;
  • Ability to identify and analyze trends, opportunities and threats to fundraising and develop strategies.

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in gender statistics, pure statistics, mathematics, population studies, social sciences, economics, human rights, gender/women’s studies, international development, or a related field is required.

Experience:

  • At least 5 years of progressively responsible work experience at the national or international level in design, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of development projects;
  • Experience coordinating and liaising with government agencies and/or donors is an asset;
  • Experience working in the UN System is an asset;
  • Experience in working in a diversity team is an asset.

Languages:

  • Fluency in English is required;

Working knowledge of another official UN language is an asset

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NGO Research and Statistics Jobs in Kenya,Salary over Ksh150,000

Active since 30-05-2018 Job category Administration: Finance
Location Nairobi Level
Educational level Bachelor / Graduate Employment type
Hours 0 Salary

Forcier is looking for new team members to fill the following position:
Title: Research Officer
Line Manager: Director of Research
Post: Nairobi, Kenya with travel throughout Kenya

The responsibilities of the Research Officer are to:
• Conduct literature reviews, draft concept notes and inception reports, and gather relevant background information;
• Develop fieldwork and data collection plans including coordinating logistics, operations and financial aspects of fieldwork;
• Develop fieldwork budgets and monitor their effective execution;
• Draft quantitative and qualitative data collection tools for projects covering a range of subject matters;
• Conduct data entry, data quality assurance, data cleaning;
• Analyze qualitative and quantitative data and actively contribute to report writing;
• Other tasks as agreed between the Research Officer and the Director of Research.

Required skills & qualifications
• B.A. degree (or equivalent) in international affairs/development, political science, or a related field, M.A. degree preferred;
• At least 2 year of experience (professional or academic) conducting research including quantitative and/or qualitative data analysis and report writing;
• Prior experience with project management including budgets, timelines and logistics preferred;
• Knowledge of STATA or SPSS for data quality assurance, data cleaning and data analysis will be considered a significant asset;
• Experience collaborating with diverse, multi-cultural teams;
• Eagerness to learn and be pushed into new areas, and ability to learn from mistakes;
• Energetic, dynamic and strong work ethic;
• Fluency in written and spoken English.
This position is open to Kenyan nationals only. To apply, please visit www.joinforcier.com. Applications for this position are reviewed on a rolling basis.

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Kenya: Strategic Communications Specialist

Organization: AECOM International Development Inc.
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 18 Jul 2018

AECOM International Development implements the Transition Initiatives for Stabilization Plus (TIS+) Program for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), promoting good governance and community cohesion. The four objectives of this TIS+ Program are to:

1) Increase confidence in governance based on equitable participation in decision making and management of community assets

2) Empower community and government representatives to engage with private sector and development actors in a collaborative process for community growth

3) Increase Somali engagement in creating a more stable future

4) Support inclusive, sustainable development by reducing gender gaps in stabilization and development.

OBJECTIVE:

The Strategic Communications Specialist will manage, implement and modify the TIS+ overall approach to communications, which includes the monitoring (and modifying, as appropriate) of social media protocols and engagement, as well as the clarification and institution of branding and marking guidance for all multi-media products. The Strategic Communications Consultant will build the capacity of TIS+ staff; roll out and archive products and deliverables; and work with awardees, contractors, and beneficiaries on communications plans, products and workshops. This position is expected to identify and implement the right strategies to work on the strategic messaging related to stabilization in the ever-evolving context of Somalia is an important focus of the position, as well as ensure the project’s relevance to USAID for their advocacy and strategic focus.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Strategic Communications Specialist will undertake the following core responsibilities.

Strategic Leadership and Direction

· At a minimum, as part of this core responsibility, the Strategic Communications Specialist will develop, implement and update (quarterly and as needed) a Strategic Communications Strategy and Action Plan (SCSAP). The SCSAP must include:

o Overall strategic approach to communications

o Conflict, gender and social-inclusion sensitivity

o Communications protocol to guide Field Offices, Nairobi Office, Home Office and interactions with USAID

o Social media approach and protocols

o Engagement with and support to TIS+ awardees’ communications plans and products

o Media engagement

o USAID branding and marking guidance for all multi-media products

Product Production and Dissemination

· Develop external communications including, but not limited to, success stories, reports, and other materials that communicate project’s lessons and successes over the years.

· Lead the process and produce and/or solicit, finalize and disseminate (to appropriate individuals) a range of regularly required written products for the TIS+ Program, including, but not limited to: TIS+ Program Quarterly, Annual and Final Reports, Quarterly Newsletters, USAID Weekly Updates, success stories, Big Events/Big Meetings Reports (from Field Personnel).

· Develop “Transforming Lives” stories using the USAID guidelines to be submitted monthly to USAID and included in quarterly reports.

· Produce and/or solicit, finalize and disseminate a range of multi-media products, including over social media.

· Copy-edit a wide range of written products.

· Implement the Program’s Branding Strategy and Marking Plan, and ensure that project deliverables are in compliance with the Plan.

· Establish and maintain TIS+ social media presence, including Twitter, Facebook, and other outlets, if approved by USAID.

Product Management

· Develop and utilize a product archive system.

Process Management

· Coordinate the timely preparation for, development and submission of substantive Program documents, especially quarterly, annual and final reports and other seminal documents (consultant reports, etc.).

· Monitor, evaluate and report on timeliness and effectiveness of Strategic Communications Unit and of the TIS+ Program personnel expected to collaborate with the Strategic Communications Unit.

· Explore solutions and/or upgrades to Program communications, such as improved teleconferencing and web-based communications products.

TIS+ Program Personnel Capacity Building

· Provide regular and ad hoc informal opportunities to develop TIS+ Program personnel’s ability to contribute to the work of the Strategic Communications Unit.

Awardee and Contractor Communications Plans, Products and Workshops

· Provide technical expertise and input to improve the quality of awardees’ communications plans and awardee and consultant products that are for dissemination beyond the TIS+ internal environment. For example, collaborate with the Strategic Communications Technical Coordinator based in Mogadishu.

Contract Management

· Manage the contract with the Translation and Editing Company and any other relevant contractor and oversee the quality of the services and products provided.

General Communication Responsibilities

· Disseminate stories collaborating with and using donor channels;

· Monitor the Somali and international press for the evolving development in Somalia.

· Develop and manage Program events calendar and collaborate with team to collect, maintain and distribute current content appropriately.

· Liaise with USAID’s GIS focal person to produce maps and other GIS-based communications products.

· Take photographs and video and produce graphics/visuals and maintain these items, ensuring accurate credits, permissions, and descriptive captions for photographs.

· Liaise with AECOM’s home office communications team to share photos, stories, and other marketing material for AECOM’s website or newsletters.

· Provide copy editing support on a variety of digital, audio and print deliverables.

· Coordinate materials printing with TIS+ Program team and external vendors where appropriate.

· Manage contractor contracts related to communications needs.

· Other duties, as assigned and agreed.

RELATIONSHIPS:

The Strategic Communications Specialist will collaborate closely with:

· AECOM TIS+ Program Home Office personnel, especially the Senior Engagement Manager and the Senior Program Officer

· AECOM Headquarters Graphics Design Team

· TIS+ Program Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Unit personnel

· TIS+ Program Field Coordinators

The Strategic Communications Specialist will liaise with and serve as the TIS+ Program point of contact with the:

· USAID Communications Officer

· External Media Personnel

REPORTING:

The Strategic Communications Consultant will report directly to the TIS+ Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP)

QUALIFICATIONS AND WORK EXPERIENCE:

Education: Bachelor’s Degree (Master’s Degree strongly preferred) in Communications, Journalism, English, Marketing, Behavior Change Communications

Work Experience: 5+ years of relevant experience designing and managing communications and outreach strategies for complex international development program(s)

Demonstrated Ability: Provide sound leadership and creative direction for the Strategic Communications Unit

Work successfully in a conflict-, crisis- and crime-affected contexts under changeable and complex circumstances

Craft and disseminate a range of high quality and engaging products in English in a range of media

Manage multiple tasks and deadlines simultaneously

Utilize social media effectively

Monitor other sources’ products and use to inform the SCU work

Function as a technical resource and build capacity of colleagues and other stakeholders

Work collegially in a multi-disciplinary, multi-cultural, multi-lingual team

Interact effectively with USAID communications personnel

Take direction from supervisor and continuously improve

Skills: Software (specifically in Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher, other graphic design such as Adobe Creative Suite

Photography

Distribution channels (including radio, Internet-based and social media applications)

Demonstrated motivation and willingness to learn and adapt

Interview skills

Media evaluation metrics including at least a basic knowledge of Google Analytics

Communications for Behavior Change and Communications for Development is strongly preferred.

Language: Native speaker or native-like command of English (written and oral)

How to apply:

Please email your resume to: craig.staples@aecom.com

United Nations Paid Internships in Kenya

SDG Partnership Platform Research Internship
Location : Nairobi, KENYA
Application Deadline : 29-Jun-18 (Midnight New York, USA)
Time left : 9d 9h 32m
Additional Category : HIV, Health and Development
Type of Contract : Internship
Post Level : Intern
Languages Required : English
Duration of Initial Contract : 4 months
Expected Duration of Assignment : 6 months

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Background

Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will be as much about the effectiveness of development co-operation as it will be about the scale and form such co-operation takes. There is a lot of talk about partnership, but not enough practical, on-the-ground support to make partnerships effective in practice, especially not at scale.

Whilst Kenya has made substantial progress towards meeting the Millennium Development Goals, this progress has been uneven across specific goals and within the country. Strides have been made in attaining universal primary education, reducing infant and child mortality and the fight against HIV/AIDS. However, SDG progress must focus more on socio-economic equity of benefits in order to make sure that Kenya leaves no-one-behind.

The SDG agenda is marked by solidarity participation and universality, with a fundamental shift expected in the development finance architecture. Improving the effectiveness, quality and impact of development co-operation in this context will require inclusive partnerships, innovative approaches and application of lessons at country level.

The Government of Kenya and UN System in Kenya established in 2017 the SDG Partnership Platform. This Platform brings together a range of partners from Government, development partners, private sector, civil society, philanthropy, academia, and faith-based organizations to create diverse SDG accelerator windows. Primary Healthcare (PHC) – contributing to the SDG 3 cluster – will be the first window aiming to improve Universal Health Coverage through transformation of Kenya’s PHC system. Subsequently, the Platform will open windows to support thematic SDG clusters in support of Kenya’s “Big Four” agenda such as agriculture, and manufacturing.

Whilst the Platform aims at contributing to the SDG target 17.17: Effective public, public-private and civil society partnerships, building on the experience and resourcing strategies of partnerships encouraged and promoted in Kenya, the SDG3 PHC Window aims at contributing to the results of the following three sub-outcomes:

  • Enhanced national and county government capacities to steward large-scale Primary Healthcare PPPs.
  • Innovative financing promoted in support of Kenya’s domestic resource mobilization agenda for UHC.
  • Improved delivery and innovations of the Primary healthcare system, through increased public private collaboration, to better address Kenya’s triple burden of disease.

With the aim of contributing to the set outcomes and deliverables, the SDG3 Primary Healthcare Accelerator Window’s activities will be implemented through a three phased-approach (I. Diagnostics and Facts, II. Design and Planning and III. Active facilitation of on-the-ground implementation (national and county level) under which a common fact-base will firstly be established for Platform members to jointly identify selected bold transformative initiatives in pursuit of the SDG Partnership Platform goals and objectives, secondly to carefully design and plan with key stakeholders for the successful delivery of these initiatives, and thirdly to facilitate implementation of the initiatives.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the SDG Partnership Secretariat, the intern(s) will deliver results under the SDG Partnership Platform Diagnostics and Facts phase, in particularly through;

  • Conducting quantitative and qualitative research and analysis on (i) Innovative financing in support of Kenya’s domestic resource mobilization agenda for UHC and / or (ii)?improved delivery and innovations of the primary healthcare system, through increased public private collaboration, to better address Kenya’s triple burden of disease.

Moreover, the Intern will support on a needs bases SDG Partnership Platform Secretariat coordination, media and communication functions, as for example outlined below:

  • Support to SDG Partnership Platform media and communications functions through development of selected media and communications materials
  • Support to facilitation of knowledge sharing through development of knowledge materials, including monthly newsletters and website
  • Support to the organization of SDG Partnership Platform special events and workshop.

Learning expectations:

Upon completion of the assignment the Intern will have / be able to deliver quantitative and qualitative research papers and analysis on (i)

  • Innovative financing in support of Kenya’s domestic resource mobilization agenda for UHC and / or
  • improved delivery and innovations of the primary healthcare system, through increased public private collaboration, to better address Kenya’s triple burden of disease. Moreover, the Intern will have gained experience on how to successfully deliver support to coordination, media and communication functions of a public private partnership platform:

Training components:

Learning will be facilitated through on-the-job supervision, guidance and support from the SDG Partnership Platform Secretariat and key partners from Government, Private Sector, Civil Society, Philanthropy and Academia.

Institutional Arrangements:

The position is based in Nairobi, Kenya and will be supervised by the SDG Partnership Specialist at the SDG Partnership Platform Secretariat, housed at the UN Resident Coordinator’s Office hosted by UNDP Kenya.

Competencies

Communication:

  • Speaks and writes clearly and effectively;
  • Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately;
  • Asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication;
  • Tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience;
  • Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

Teamwork:

  • Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals;
  • Solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others;
  • Places team agenda before personal agenda;
  • Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position;
  • Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

Client Orientation:

  • Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients ” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view;
  • Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect;
  • Identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions;
  • Monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems;
  • Keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects;
  • Meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • Potential candidates should be enrolled in a degree programme in Public Health, International Development, Business Administration, or Financing, Economics or other related Social Sciences, preferably at the post graduate level.

Applicants must at the time of application meet one of the following requirements:

  • Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher);
  • Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree program (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent);
  • Have graduated with a university degree and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one-year period of graduation.

Experience:

  • Have demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations and have a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter;
  • Have a demonstrated ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs, which include willingness to try and understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views;
  • Past experience in development research and policy analysis, or relevant publications, would be highly desirable;
  • Be computer literate in standard software applications.

Languages:

  • Fluency in oral and written English is required;
  • Knowledge of another UN Language is desirable.

General Terms and Conditions:

  • This position is only open to international interns;
  • Interns are not financially remunerated by UNDP. Costs and arrangements for travel, visas, accommodation and living expenses are the responsibility (a)The nominating institution, related institution or government, which may provide the required financial assistance to its students; or (b)The intern, who will have to obtain financing for subsistence through private sources;
  • Interns are responsible for securing adequate medical insurance for the duration of their internship with UNDP and must provide a medical certificate of good health prior to starting the internship. UNDP will not reimburse the medical insurance of the intern. Any costs arising from accidents and illness incurred during an internship assignment will be the responsibility of the intern;
  • Applicants for internships must show proof of valid medical insurance for the duty station in which they will intern. For applicants which are neither nationals or residents of the duty station, the insurance must include adequate coverage in the event of an injury or illness during the internship duration;
  • UNDP accepts no responsibility for loss or damage to personal effects that may occur during the internship.

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Kenya: Global Director for People

Organization: Oxfam
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 23 Jul 2018

About Oxfam International

Oxfam is an international confederation of 19 organizations (affiliates) led by Oxfam International, and working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and campaigning, in more than 90 countries. One person in three in the world lives in poverty. Oxfam’s vision is a just world without poverty, while its purpose is to create lasting solutions to the injustice of poverty.

Oxfam is currently implementing a new vision Oxfam 2020, that has necessitated a significant organizational change, transforming how their staff and volunteers devise, deliver and support programs within countries and regions. A huge component of this change has been a focus on increasing global balance and diversity and a shift of line management of country, regional and humanitarian programs to Oxfam international. This has seen the beginning of a truly globally balanced Confederation, with the new Global Headquarters now based in Nairobi, Kenya.

About the Role

The people agenda is fundamental to the transformative change sought by Oxfam International. The Global Director for People will be a strategic, hands-on, dynamic and motivated leader who will help to steer Oxfam through this period of transition and beyond. Working with each of the 19 affiliates of Oxfam International, the Global Director for People will focus on aligning HR functions, systems and processes including Reward, Talent Development, Employee Life Cycle and Learning & Organizational Development across the confederation. The person will also be a strategic partner to the Oxfam International Management Team, support safeguarding and align Oxfam’s culture with the core values including promoting gender equality and cherishing diversity.

The role will suit an experienced HR professional with at least fifteen years of experience, five years of which should be at Director level in an international organization. S/he will have a strong track record in building Global HR capacity and bring change management experience within a complex organizational culture/ structure. They are looking for a strategic individual with strong influencing and leadership skills; able to engage key stakeholders in the confederation to develop and execute a compelling vision, while at the same time a pioneer in setting up global operations.

The Global Director for People will be appointed for an initial fixed term of four years.

How to apply:

How to Apply

To apply for this role, kindly send through a Microsoft Word version of your CV and a cover letter detailing why you are suited to this role. Please mark it for the attention of Wadzi Katsidzira, email address: applications@redseasearch.com. Please indicate the following reference in the subject line of your email: OI-GDfP. For a full job description please click here

Please note that the interview dates for this role will be confirmed with you should your application be successful.

Oxfam is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. They will do everything possible to ensure that only those that are suitable to work within their values are recruited to work for them.

Successful candidates will be subject to additional assessment and a range of reference checks.

Kenya: Livelihood Recovery Consultant

Organization: Terre des hommes
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 30 Jun 2018

Baseline Assessment for Livelihood recovery – post flooding in Garissa County, Kenya
Terms of reference (ToR)
Date: 18.06.2018
From: Tdh Kenya Country Representative – Marie Joron

TERMS OF REFERENCE Country: Kenya Location : Garissa County Starting Date: 09.07.2018 Duration of the field mission: 15 days Time dedicated to the desk review and to the writing of the report: to be defined with the consultant Under responsibility of: Pennina Munguti, Program Coordinator HQ follow-up: Rolland Gueneau, Desk Manager Funding Sources for the evaluation: Tdh core funds

PRESENTATION OF TERRE DES HOMMES (Tdh) Terre des hommes Foundation (Tdh) is the leading Swiss child relief agency. In over 35 countries, Tdh protects children against exploitation, and violence, improves children’s, and their mother’s health, and provides emergency psychological, and material support in humanitarian crises through 5 objectives:

  1. Improve children’s health
  2. Protect children in migration
  3. Protect children against exploitation
  4. Promote restorative juvenile justice
  5. Provide aid to children in emergency situations and humanitarian crises

In Kenya, Tdh has been operational since 2011, and has a coordination office in Nairobi and field operation bases in Dadaab (Hagadera refugee camp), Garissa town/county, and in Korogocho slum, Nairobi County. Tdh has been operational in Garissa county since 2011 with initial interventions on health, nutrition and WASH in Ladgera sub-county under Swiss Solidarity funding. Tdh is currently implementing a drought response project in some parts of the county. In addition, Tdh is also implementing a Child Protection project in Dadaab refugee complex (Hagadera camp – Fafi Sub-County). More recently, Tdh has been implementing a flood emergency response in Garissa Township (in 4 IDP settlements) in WASH and Child Protection, with the support of UNICEF. Indeed, Garissa is among the counties in Kenya that experienced torrential rainfall in April and May 2018, causing extensive flooding, especially in the lowland areas and villages along the Tana river. The floods have destroyed housing and forced the inhabitants to flee the disaster areas. Based on a Kenya Inter-agency Rapid Assessment (KIRA), led by Tdh, from 10th to 15th May, a total of 76,775 people (39,155 female and 37,620 male) have been displaced or marooned by the floods (18% are children under 5 years old) all over the county. 300 farms have been damaged as well as various infrastructure (roads, 18 schools, 1,400 sanitation facilities and 30 water supply systems).

GENERAL OBJECTIVE OF THE ASSIGNMENT The assignment is to carry out a comprehensive baseline survey in the project areas of Garissa County (both Garissa Township and the IDPs places of origin) to generate first-hand information to be used for project planning and development. The baseline will serve as a benchmark to develop a post disaster recovery program. The term Recovery refers to the period between the disaster “emergency” response for displaced persons and the point at which return to home is on-going and “normal life” has to be re-established. The assessment will help determine the necessary market conditions to sustain different livelihood groups and the water mapping points including their status in the targeted areas. Specifically, the study will focus on food security and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene indicators with a view to mitigate negative impacts and meet standard requirements under WASH and food security and livelihoods sectors. Community mapping and profiling of target communities (current displaced persons as an assumption) will also be undertaken which will include an analysis of their current situation as IDP and previous / future situation at home. In the place of origin / return, market opportunities, gaps, vulnerabilities and challenges to be addressed including the market capacity in relation to agricultural practices (pastoralism, farming), purchasing patterns, water tracking, transport and distribution networks, market absorption capacity of different skills and other livelihood products will be assessed. The assessment will also provide specific and usable recommendations for programmatic approaches to address the immediate priorities with regards to IDPs return and livelihood recovery. Information gathered during this exercise will form a baseline to inform programming and to share with other agencies and donors. Another purpose of this assessment is to develop a more detailed understanding of markets for essential food and non-food items or products; in particular whether there is sufficient demand that it would be possible to increase supply (camel milk for instance). With regards to the WASH component, the assessment will help determine the possibility of new water structures being rehabilitated. Principles underpinning the approach to the assignment are: Impartiality and independence of the process from the programming and implementation functions; Credibility of the consultancy, through use of appropriately skilled and independent expert and the transparency of the process, including wide dissemination of results; Usefulness of the baseline findings and recommendations, through timely presentation of relevant, clear and concise information.

METHODOLOGY The methodology will be further defined by the consultant (in the inception report) and revised at the outset of the consultancy. It is envisaged that the methodology used during this assessment will include, but not be limited to, the following: Preparation phase: Secondary data review, briefing with Tdh personnel at headquarter and at Nairobi, writing an inception report stating the sources of information, tools for collection. The methodological proposition must al allow a mutual understanding between the Tdh teams and the consultant, regarding the objectives, scope, time and expected results of the assignment.  Field phase (Garissa): Meeting key stakeholders (especially local authorities), field visits in the implementation areas for sampling, data collection and observations; Focus group discussions (FGD) and interviews with sample beneficiaries and non-beneficiaries.  Analysis and debriefing phase: Data analysis and validation of findings; report writing; a debriefing in the capital and headquarter will be organized (if necessary via Skype) to discuss the results and the recommendations.

DELIVERABLES All deliverables are to be submitted to Tdh Desk Manager and CP specialist at HQ and Tdh Country Representative in Kenya in English. Deliverables include:

  1. An inception report, to be submitted before the field visit, explaining the methodology, work programme and timetable for the baseline assessment outlining the proposed methodology.
  2. Draft report of the baseline assessment requesting for feedback and comments from Tdh.
  3. An updated logical framework using baseline assessment information.
  4. Presentation on the main findings of the draft evaluation report for final consensus building
  5. A final report not exceeding a length of 30 pages (excluding annexes).

DURATION AND DATES 2 weeks, from 9th to 20th July 2018

BUDGET The maximum available budget for this consultancy is $ 5,000, all costs and taxes included.

PROFILE OF THE CONSULTANT Postgraduate degree in FSL, WASH and Agriculture or related field Minimum 5 years proven experience in relief/development project evaluation, assessment , review Experience leading project evaluations/mid-term reviews is essential Good knowledge and experience in survey design, implementation of surveys and statistical data analysis is required; Profound knowledge in economic analysis of emergency/development projects Familiar with issues related to water resource management and agro pastoralist farming practices within Somali cultures Familiar with environmental issues and semi-arid and arid lands (ASAL); Experience in developing and implementing gender sensitive evaluation methodologies in 4 WASH, Agriculture and other food security frameworks; Experience in assessing DRR interventions and contingency planning; Experience in the use of participatory appraisal techniques in data collection; Previous work experience in Kenya / Somalia and knowledge of Somali culture is essential. Fluent English and good writing skills (all reports must be in English) Swahili and Somali an asset Previous experience working with a child protection organisation is compulsory, preferably with Tdh He/she will conduct his or her duties in respect of the Charter of Terre des hommes and the Tdh Child Safeguarding Policy. Tdh expects that its contractors’ professional conduct reflects proper behaviour in accordance with local culture and traditions. The incumbent assures the moral protection of the name of Tdh and defends in all circumstances the interests of the movement. Tdh intervenes without any affiliation for politics, religion or financial profit. He/she will direct his or her activities and engagements without preoccupation of political, racial or religious affiliation.

How to apply:

APPLICATION

Interested candidates should submit: A technical offer including:

  • Cover letter with the applicant’s current contact information. The letter should be no longer than two pages

  • Proposal for the consultancy assignment with methodology and a detailed budget; addressing the selection criteria including how the candidate’s previous experience matches the consultancy objectives as well as their interest for the position.

  • CV of consultant (including detailed work experience, education/degrees, and details of similar assignments)

  • Professional References (minimum of three, with complete contact information) Samples or examples of recently undertaken – similar assignments;

Only complete applications will be considered. The applicants must send off requested documents electronically to Ms. Virginie Civel : vci@tdh.ch, clearly indicating on the subject line “KEN application LH recovery– your NAME” The deadline to apply is 30th June 2018

PROCEDURES AND LOGISTICS

The consultant shall commit to respect Tdh’s Risk Management Policies including: Child Safeguarding Policy, Safety and Security Policy and Anti-Fraud/Corruption Policy, Whistle Blowing Policy. The consultant immediately agrees to respect all specific security instructions of Tdh and based on Tdh security analysis and knowledge of the zone and those involved there. The consultant shall commit to inform supervisors and to deal with any cases, allegations, or possibility of transgression, even potential, of the Tdh Risk Management Policies. No data can be used by the consultant concerning this study without the written permission of Tdh for a duration of 5 years. The consultant acting as service provider will make sure to present himself as such for all discussions held within the framework of the consultancy.

Working hours, holidays: from 8am to 5pm, 5 days a week with a break of 1 hour for lunch

Conditions that may influence data collection: if any security incident or threat happened, evaluation might be impacted as the consultant won’t be able to access Garissa

Availability and provision of services (local translators): Tdh staff would support translation when needed (English/Swahili/Somali)

Availability and provision of office space, cars, laptops, tape recorders, and procedures for arranging; meetings, requirements for debriefings: No computer or laptop provided to the evaluator, a desk will be available. Transport from Nairobi to Garissa and within Garissa county will be managed by Tdh. Based on the evaluator preliminary note, Tdh team will propose a meeting schedule that might evolve regarding constraints and availability of the people to be met.

Kenya: Development of a Regional Conservation Strategy for Cattle Breeds in West Africa

Organization: African Union – InterAfrican Bureau for Animal Resources
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 27 Jun 2018

Background

The African Union Interafrican Bureau for Animal Resources (AU-IBAR) is a specialized technical Office of the Department of Rural Economy and Agriculture (DREA) of the African Union Commission (AUC). AU-IBAR's mandate is to support and coordinate the utilization of livestock, fisheries and wildlife as a resource for both human wellbeing and economic development in the Member States of the African Union (AU). The mission of AU-IBAR is to provide leadership in the development of animal resources for Africa through supporting and empowering AU Member States and regional Economic Communities (RECs). Under this mission, AU-IBAR has developed a framework to mainstream livestock in the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development program (CAADP) pillars. Sustainable utilization of AnGR is a priority area under pillar 4 of the AU framework. In order to successfully implement this strategy, AU-IBAR has received a financial support from the European Union (EU) to implement a project which focuses on "Strengthening the Capacity of African Countries to Conservation and Sustainable Utilisation of African Animal Genetic Resources".

The project "Strengthening the Capacity of African Countries to Conservation and Sustainable Utilization of African Animal Genetic Resources" aims at strengthening the capacity of African countries and Regional Economic Communities to sustainably use and conserve animal genetic resources (AnGR) through institutionalizing national and regional policy, legal and technical instruments and implementing actions that will result in judicious exploitation of AnGR in Africa. This is achieved through:

  • Establishing the status and trends of animal genetic resources in Africa
  • Developing policy frameworks for the sustainable utilization and conservation of AnGR
  • Establishing national and regional utilization, conservation and improvement strategies and initiatives
  • Increasing knowledge, attitude and practice on the use and contribution of livestock to economic growth, food security and poverty reduction.

Context of the Consultancy

Animal genetic resources or farm animal genetic resources (AnGR) are defined by FAO as animal species used or capable of being used for food and agricultural production, including their respective populations. Their genetic diversity is an essential element of the biological basis for food security and a prerequisite for improving agricultural productivity. Indeed, these genetic resources have developed the ability to survive in a constraining environment (characterized by thermal stress, food and water restrictions, and endemics) and to provide income, food, manure and labor power to mankind. In some marginal areas in West Africa, they are the sole means of the development of the land and the livelihoods of populations. In order to meet animal feed requirements, the countries in West Africa have since, well before independence, implemented several policies and strategies. Such policies and strategies were intended on the one hand to facilitate the import of products of animal origin and make their access easy to populations, on the other hand to develop the livestock sector to reduce in the short- and medium-terms imports and in the long run make the countries self-sufficient. The strategies include improved production and productivity through the genetic improvement of local breeds, selection or crossbreeding with exotic breeds and / or introduction of new breeds and sometimes new species. In both cases, implementing these strategies has resulted in the import of exotic genetic material (from the continent or outside the continent) deemed more efficient, and the establishment of many of the genetic improvement programmes. Local genetic material, native to the region or surrounding regions has been, and continues to be, traded between countries, particularly Sahel and coastal countries. Imported exotic material applies mainly, and depending on the species, to seeds, embryos and live animals, and thanks to the developments in biotechnology, nucleic acids are increasingly considered, the introduction of bulls and small ruminants for meat production in forest areas with high prevalence of tsetse fly, fertilized eggs, day-old chicks and breeding cocks for egg and broiler production, the introduction of horses and donkeys for animal power. As part of genetic improvement programmes, a number of germplasm exchange between countries in the region or bordering regions takes place on cross-border breeds such as N'Dama and others, although the genetic gains dissemination arrangements in this case are poorly developed. The existence of cross-border breeds requires a harmonized legal and technical framework to enable the region to tap the genetic attributes of the livestock. Therefore, genetic resources require a regional governance mechanism. A regional strategy for the conservation of West African cattle will aim to serve as a basis for identifying interventions, at the regional level, that will mobilize and utilize, as effectively as possible, significant financial resources to build capacities on animal genetic resource management. Strategically planned interventions will be best carried out through a combination of planning and cooperation at the regional level.

In this context, the African Union Interafrican Bureau for Animal Resources (AU-IBAR) seeks to identify and hire a qualified consultant to develop a regional conservation strategy for cattle breeds in West Africa.

Objectives

The objective of the consultation is to develop a regional conservation strategy for cattle genetic resources in West Africa. Specifically, the consultant will have to:

  • Analyze, review and compile initiatives on cattle genetic resources identified as a priority in the region, with particular emphasis on cross-border breeds.
  • Develop an appropriate strategy for these cattle genetic resources that will guide and regulate the use, conservation, enhancement and exchange of genetic material at the national and regional level.
  • Develop an action plan for implementing the strategy and the regulatory framework.

Expected Results

In close cooperation with the member states and ECOWAS, and in the light of the foregoing, the consultation’s expected results will be as follows:

  • Priority initiatives on cattle genetic resources in the region are analyzed, reviewed and compiled.
  • An appropriate strategy on cattle genetic resources that will guide and regulate the use, conservation, enhancement and exchange of genetic material at national and regional level has been developed.
  • An Action Plan for implementing this strategy is available.

Deliverables

Inception Report (IR)

An inception report (IR) within 5 days of signing the contract. The IR coming in no more than 10 pages should include the proposed methodology, the timetable and activity schedule, the sites to be visited, the persons to interview and an overview of the contents of the final technical report.

Technical Interim Report (TIR)

The technical interim report is considered the initial draft of the Final Technical Report (FTR) before a final copy is formally and officially submitted to AU-IBAR for acceptance.

Final Technical Report (FTR)

The final technical report (RTF) should take into account inputs and comments from relevant stakeholders and AU-IBAR. The draft final report must be submitted at the end of the time allocated to task performance. Once validated, three (03) copies of the consultation’s final report, in which the raw data obtained is annexed, must be submitted to AU-IBAR.

Term of Consultation

The consultation will be carried out within 35 working days, from the day of the signing of the contract.

Payment

The total cost for the consultation will be 10500 (ten thousand five hundred) US$, covering all the tasks undertaken.

Consultant Profiles

General qualifications and competences:

  • Be a national of West Africa.
  • Knowledge of West African countries physical, socio-economic and political characteristics.
  • Ability to communicate and write fluently in French and / or English with a good working knowledge of the other language.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills.

Specific qualifications and competences:

The consultant shall have an excellent knowledge of agricultural policies (livestock component) of ECOWAS and UEMOA, as well as regulations relating to livestock in West Africa. In particular, he or she should:

  • Hold a post-graduate degree in animal sciences, with a specialization in animal production with expertise in genetic improvement.
  • Enjoy a good reputation and high acceptance internationally and technical expertise and proven practical experience in the development of livestock management policy and strategy.
  • Good understanding of the topic of animal genetic resources in West Africa.
  • Have excellent organizational skills, for facilitation and communication.
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    Closing Date for Applications: 27th June 2018**

How to apply:

The service offers must include a letter of interest addressed to the AU-IBAR Director, curriculum vitae highlighting the qualifications and professional experience of the person concerned and a financial offer.

The full service offers marked as « Development of a regional conservation strategy for cattle in West Africa » should be sent by e-mail to the following address:

AU-IBAR Director
P.O. BOX 30786, 00100 Nairobi, Kenya
FAX: +254-20-367-4143
E-mail: procurement@au-ibar.org and include in copy: khalid.seid@au-ibar.org