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Kenya: Consultancy Training on Project Cycle Management (PCM)

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

Terms of Reference

CONTRACT TITLE: Training on Project Cycle Management (PCM)

NATURE OF THE CONTRACT:Consultancy**

Duration:12 working days

Location: Nairobi

Organizational Profile

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

Introduction to Trocaire Kenya Programmes

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

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

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

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

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

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

Purpose of the consultancy assignment

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

Expected Outputs and Deliverables

The consultancy will consist of the following tasks:

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

Qualifications of the Successful Consultants

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

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

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

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

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

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

Duties and Responsibilities

Consultant:

· Deliver the assignment in accordance with the TOR and contract

Trocaire

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

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

Timeline and Contract Details

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

How to apply:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kenya: 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: WASH Governance Manager

Organization: DAI Global
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 31 Aug 2018

DAI, a global development consulting firm, seeks applications from qualified candidates for the position of WASH Governance Manager for the Kenya Integrated Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (KIWASH) project.

The Kenya Integrated Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (KIWASH) Project is a five-year USAID funded project focusing on the development and management of sustainable water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) services. KIWASH works with nine county governments to expand WASH services through training, strengthening governance and development of water policies that remove constraints to business entry and operation along the entire WASH value chain.

Summary of Primary Duties

The WASH Governance Manager will lead a new focus on utility reform and institutional strengthening of water sector institutions at the national and county level. He/she will support the development of an enabling environment for expanding water supply and sanitation services.

Essential Duties

· Develop training and capacity development plans for water service providers (WSPs) to improve the technical, financial and management performance leading to financial sustainability and commercial viability of the WSPs.

· Assess county WASH policies and budget allocations for the sector and recommend improvements by designing and leading strategies to build the capacity of county and WSP staff in key technical areas of WASH planning and budgeting;

· Improve the capacity of county governments to plan, regulate, and monitor the performance of WSPs and community managed water projects;

· Assess the existing mechanisms of citizen involvement in WASH planning, make proposals for improvement and monitor the impact on of water and sanitation services;

· Advise on institutional arrangements, roles and responsibilities in relation to the water and sanitation service delivery at national and county level. Work with country institutions to develop agreements with national level government ministries to clarify responsibilities;

· Identify ongoing and planned programs by other donor agencies and/or government institutions; discuss and agree on collaboration efforts between these and the KIWASH program;

· Provide leadership and support to technical specialists assigned in various KIWASH initiatives on all aspects of training and capacity development, policy, institutional and regulatory reforms and ensure effective quality control in this area.

· Provide leadership in stakeholder engagement and collaboration, knowledge sharing with other stakeholders

· Other tasks as required by supervisor.

Supervisory Responsibilities

The Governance Manager based in Nairobi will supervise WASH Governance Specialists in Kitui and Makueni and will work very closely with the WASH Governance Team Lead based in Kisumu.

Qualifications

· At least a Masters degree in Engineering, Urban Planning, Business Management or any relevant social science;

· Over 12 years’ experience working on water and sanitation sector reforms in Kenya. Seven of these years MUST be in utility management at a senior level ;

· Clear understanding of the key performance indicators of a utility will be a necessity;

· Experience in working on urban water supply systems; community-based water supply and sanitation program implementation and operation essential;

· A good understanding of operational challenges of water service providers in Kenya.

· Strong communication skills, both interpersonal and written, to fulfill the technical and managerial responsibilities proposed.

· English language written and verbal fluency.

Base of Operations

The position will be based in Nairobi, with travel to Kisumu and Kitui and Makueni counties.

Reporting

The WASH Governance Manager will report to the Deputy Chief of Party.

How to apply:

Interested applicants should apply via the link https://kiwashproject.formstack.com/forms/wash_governance_manager__nairobi

by August 31, 2018. Only candidates who send their information by applying through the link and by the deadline will be eligible. Copy the link and paste it on the browser to submit your application.

NB: This position is open to Kenyan Nationals only.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

DAI provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics

Kenya: Evaluation of the Wings to Fly Program

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

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

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

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

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

Methodology:

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

How to apply:

Application Requirements and Selection process

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

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

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

EVALUATION & TRAINING CONSULTANT POSITIONS

About ICRD

International Centre for Research and Development (ICRD) is a global leader in professional consultancy services domiciled in Nairobi, Kenya. We offer international development and research based services on the most critical issues specializing in project management, monitoring and evaluation, research, humanitarian affairs and information and communication technology (ICT) for development.

ICRD is led by qualified professionals who are ably assisted by a committed team of experienced multi – disciplinary technical advisors, staff and associate professionals. These experts have extensive experience in their respective fields of specialization. This offers an excellent mix of professional expertise required to execute different assignments.

We are looking for skilled freelance consultants (both training and technical experts) in the fields below.

  • Communication and Advocacy
  • Youth development
  • Community Development
  • Climate Change and Environment
  • Project/Programme management
  • Education, Training and Innovation
  • Health and health promotion
  • Rural, urban and Sustainable Development
  • Disability, Inclusion and Protection
  • Microfinance and Livelihoods
  • Governance, Leadership and Ethics
  • Occupational health and safety
  • Agriculture and food security
  • Budget support and public finance management
  • Resource management
  • Strategic Environmental Assessment and Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Research & Statistics

Training consultants core responsibilities

  • Design and develop training programs (outsourced or in-house)
  • Facilitate and conduct training research and provide guidance to participants
  • Develop curriculum and training programs
  • Deliver training using appropriate pedagogic techniques and learning experiences for adult learners.
  • Facilitate local and international training workshops
  • Preparing training reports
  • Design and prepare educational aids and materials
  • Evaluation consultant core responsibilities
  • Review relevant project documents during evaluation process
  • Participate in briefing and consultation meetings to discuss the assignment
  • Develop detailed end-line evaluation plan, including pre-testing tools, sampling methodology, and implementation of data collection in the field.
  • Develop data collection tools and lead data collection in the field including training research assistants/enumerators; monitoring and ensuring data quality and research ethics of research assistants.
  • Analyze data in a rigorous, robust manner using appropriate statistical analysis techniques.
  • Prepare high-quality end-line evaluation reports.

Qualifications and skills

  • At least Master’s degree or higher qualification in their field of expertise or other related field or in its absence, equivalent professional experience of 5 years.
  • At least 6 years of relevant professional experience in the management and/or evaluation of projects in their field of expertise.
  • oExcellent command of English (written and spoken). Good command of another UN language constitute additional asset.
  • Excellent computer skills.
  • International experts from Africa and beyond are encouraged to apply and should have a minimum of 6 years of relevant experience.

Application requirements

  • Interested consultants with more than 5 years’ experience are asked to apply and indicate area of expertise on the subject.
  • Trainer consultant should indicate daily/hourly rate while evaluation experts are asked to indicate daily rate.
  • All consultants should also indicate the notice period before they can take assignments.
  • Training consultants can apply for more than one field and/or both advertised positions. However, this must be in two separate applications.

If you are interested in one of the current openings and your profile matched the expertise required, please send copies of your certificates and testimonials as well as current CVs with telephone and email contacts; addresses of three referees and a cover letter to training @ic4rd.org by close of business 7th September 2018. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

If you would like to be part of our professional network, please, send your CV to  info@ic4rd.org. ICRD will include your CV and contact details in our CV database and contact you with job opportunities fitting your expertise. Further information can be found at our website: http://www.ic4rd.org

Kenya: Media and Communication Officer Consultant

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

LOCATION: Nairobi, with frequent travel within the country

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

TERMS AND CONDITIONS: Consultancy contract starting in September 2018

REPORTING TO: Field Project Coordinator

PROJECT BACKGROUND

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

JOB DESCRIPTION

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

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

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

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

OTHERS

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

MAIN QUALIFICATIONS AND WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

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

WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

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

RELEVANT SKILLS REQUIRED

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

How to apply:

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

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

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

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

Kenya: Operational support

Organization: Médecins Sans Frontières
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 22 Aug 2018

Médecins Sans Frontières Spain – OCBA (Operational Centre Barcelona-Athens) is looking for a
Operational Support – Cell 5

(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.
The Nairobi Branch office hosts one of the Operational Cells (Cell 5) whose mandate/scope covers countries within the region; Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan and Ethiopia.

FUNCTIONAL AND HIERARCHICAL LINES

Hierarchically reports to the RECO (Cell responsible) in NBO (Cell 5).

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
The main objectives and activities are mentioned below:

a. Cell 5 missions management

  • Regular follow up of mission operations (emergencies, dossiers) on request from the RECO, and depending on area of expertise.
  • Context / humanitarian situation follow up
  • Participate in briefings / debriefings of staff
  • Field visit as per the needs

b. Security Management contributions :

  • Contributions to missions security documents (FTRs, guidelines, etc)
  • Security back up of the Reco in his absence
  • CIMT (Critical Incident Management Team) participation if required.

c. Annual Plan coordination & contributions

  • Coordination role in the cell Team
  • Coordination role with the missions
  • Contribute to different views/discussions on the cell 5 annual plan processes.
  • Compile and finalize Annual Plan documents with DirOps, Cell and mission.

d. Representation and networking

  • Coordination with other internal departments when required.
  • Attendance to external meetings in the region.

e. AOB

  • Any other point that require his/her support during this period.
  • Due to the limited timelines for the engagement, specific tasks and objectives can be adjusted depending on the candidate areas of expertise and operational need.

Requirements and selection Criteria:
Education, skills, and experience:

  • Previous experience with MSF at field level as HOM and Fieldco in MSF (minimum 3 years). Working experience in HQs will be an asset.
  • Experience in operation management of the Region ( East Africa) minimum of 6 months
  • Experience in Security management, participation in Simulation for crisis management.
  • Good knowledge of MSF structures and functioning both at the field and HQ level
  • Excellent verbal communication skills, with the ability to represent MSF in high-level internal/external meetings
  • Proven excellence in written English, with a track record of reports, proposals and position papers

Competencies:

  • Commitment to MSF’s Principles
  • Cross-cultural Awareness
  • Strategic Vision
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Results and Quality Orientation
  • Initiative and Innovation
  • Teamwork and cooperation
  • Security awareness and management

Others
• Highly motivated and interested in the humanitarian sector
• Availability to travel
• Flexibility with working hours

Job Conditions
• Location: Based in Nairobi, at the MSF Spain Nairobi Branch office with foresee travel to the field.
• Temporary position lasting until December 2018
• Annual gross Salary of KES 3,465,673 paid on a monthly basis for the duration of employment.
• Benefits will be compensated in KES based on the Nairobi Branch Office secondary benefits package.

How to apply:

Applicants should send their curriculum vitae and cover motivation letter as a single file by 22nd August 2018, under the reference ‘OPS support’ to MSFE-RRHH-NBO@barcelona.msf.org

Please note that MSF will only contact short-listed candidates.

Ethiopia: Executive Director Africa – CIFF

Organization: Children's Investment Fund Foundation
Country: Ethiopia, Kenya
Closing date: 10 Sep 2018

The Children's Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) is an independent philanthropic organisation, headquartered in London with offices in Nairobi and New Delhi, and a presence in Ethiopia. We work with a wide range of partners seeking to transform and empower the lives of poor and vulnerable children in developing countries, with the ultimate goal of solving seemingly intractable challenges to ensure all children and adolescents have the chance to survive and thrive.

Our areas of work include empowering girls and boys to control their sexual and reproductive health to avoid unintended pregnancy, unsafe abortion and HIV/AIDS; improving children and mothers' health and nutrition; preventing low birthweight babies; eliminating deaths from severe acute malnutrition, nested within a more integrated approach to childhood development; and deworming efforts to break transmission for good. CIFF's child protection work focuses on ending child labour and sexual exploitation by enabling an environment that reduces vulnerability of communities and increases protection of children. Finally, our climate portfolio is driven by a vision of a climate-safe future for today's children and future generations that also bear the benefits of cleaner air, energy security and sustainable jobs.

Executive Director Africa
Addis Ababa or Nairobi
Competitive Package

The Executive Director Africa will lead CIFF's Africa team in Kenya and Ethiopia, ensuring the development and implementation of high impact, large-scale and evidence-based grant programmes that deliver transformational change across CIFF's priority geographies in Africa.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Take full and collective responsibility for developing and implementing strategies and plans that deliver the CIFF Board's vision, meeting the highest standards of financial stewardship and good governance.
  • Provide clear, compelling and consistent leadership to all staff, building a culture of accountability and high performance.
  • Provide advice and guidance to the CIFF Board and Executive Team in support of Foundation wide priorities, including political and geographical context that will shape the development and implementation of investments in Africa.
  • Being an ambassador for CIFF, build our reputation as a highly professional, visionary and collaborative organisation, and build relationships with governments and other stakeholders across sectors.

Key requirements are:

  • In-depth knowledge of international development, including programme development and implementation, as well as of charity governance and decision making processes.
    • Highly developed people and organisation leadership skills, and the ability to develop, motivate and hold to account a team of dedicated professionals.
    • Highly developed financial acumen is critical, and you can evidence strategic thinking and strong analytical abilities.
    • A proven track record of building high level partnerships.
    • Excellent communications skills, including high level written and oral English will be required, and Amharic, Swahili or French is desirable.
    • Finally, you enjoy working effectively and collaboratively as a senior leader, contributing to CIFF's success globally.

How to apply:

To learn more about this outstanding opportunity to play a key leadership role in impact philanthropy in Africa and globally, and to find out how to apply, please read the Appointment Brief on the Prospectus website which can be reached at this address-

https://www.prospect-us.co.uk/jobs/details/hq00173246

Closing date: September 10 midnight UK time
Preliminary interviews with Prospectus: September 21 – October 4
Interviews with CIFF: October 17 and 31

Kenya: Subject Matter Experts, Kenya Dairy Value Chain Project

Organization: ACDI/VOCA
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 08 Sep 2018

Since 1963 and in 146 countries, ACDI/VOCA has empowered people in developing and transitional nations to succeed in the global economy. Based in Washington, D.C., ACDI/VOCA is a nonprofit international development organization that delivers technical and management assistance in agribusiness, financial services, enterprise development, community development and food security in order to promote broad-based economic growth and vibrant civil society. ACDI/VOCA currently has approximately 49 projects in 30 countries and total revenues of $151 million.

Subject Matter Experts, Kenya Dairy Value Chain Project

ACDI/VOCA is currently preparing for a Dairy Value Chain Project in Kenya funded by GIZ. The anticipated project will catalyze innovations in agriculture and food sector with aim to improve small holder's incomes, increase employment and enhance the regional food supply in the rural target regions of Bungoma, Kakamega and Saya counties. The project will continue strengthening knowledge of dairy farmers in Good Agricultural Practices through ATVET based training; enhancing service orientation of dairy cooperatives, and promotion of commercial production as employment opportunities for youth and women.

For project positions and short-term consulting opportunities, ACDI/VOCA is promptly seeking experts with the experience in the following technical areas:

  • Cooperative development and organizational capacity of service providers
  • Agricultural extension and training;
  • Agricultural Technical Vocational Education and Training (ATVET)
  • Food safety
  • Dairy production and value chain development;
  • Good Husbandry practices in dairy farming;
  • Fodder value chain development;
  • ICT in agriculture
  • Gender and Youth empowerment

QUALIFICATIONS

While each position will have its own operational and technical scope under the project, overall qualifications will meet the below:

General qualifications

  • University degree in agricultural science, agricultural economics, animal sciences or related discipline; Master's degree or other advanced degree strongly preferred
  • Minimum 20 years of working experience in rural development projects either in the area of agricultural extension or/and cooperative development or/and dairy farming (for long term positions)

Specific qualifications

  • Practical knowledge of ATVET approach and excellent training skills
  • Excellent knowledge of dairy value chain support activities of government and non-government organisations and donors in Kenya and good networking abilities
  • Client and partner orientation, efficient work practices, interdisciplinary thinking and training experience are required
  • Experience of collaboration with GIZ or other donors is an asset
  • Extraordinary coordination and communication skills
  • Fluent (written and spoken) in English

Kenya Nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.

The applications will be reviewed promptly upon receipt, only finalists will be contacted. ACDI/VOCA is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities and people from diverse groups are encouraged to apply.

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Kenya: Team Leader-Reducing Insecurity in Kenya

Organization: Pact
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 31 Oct 2018

Pact Overview
At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. A nonprofit international development organization founded in 1971, Pact works on the ground in nearly 40 countries to improve the lives of those who are challenged by poverty and marginalization. We serve these communities because we envision a world where everyone owns their future. To do this, we build systemic solutions in partnership with local organizations, businesses, and governments that create sustainable and resilient communities where those we serve are heard, capable, and vibrant.

Pact is a recognized global leader in international development. Our staff have a range of expertise in areas including public health, capacity development, governance and civil society, natural resource management, poverty, fragile states, monitoring and evaluation, small-scale and artisanal mining, microfinance and more. This expertise is combined in Pact’s unique integrated approach, which focuses on systemic changes needed to improve people’s lives.

Programme Overview
“RE-INVENT is a £20m 5-year programme that aims to enhance Kenyan capacity and capability to address inter-communal conflict, weak community- police relations, violence against women and girls (VAWG), violent extremism and election related violence. It will support the continued advancement of police reforms to improve the management, oversight and accountability of the police force.

The programme will aim to deliver a reduction in conflict and violence through improvements in responses to violent incidents and crime, including VAWG. The geographical focus will be in priority northern/coastal counties. It will also support DFID’s portfolio in northern/coastal regions with conflict analysis to inform the targeting of wider development programmes to better address long term conflict drivers.”

The programme will build Kenyan capacity and capability at national, county and local levels for a more integrated approach to tackling five types of inter-related violence: inter- communal conflict, criminal violence, violence against women and girls, violent extremism and election violence.

The programme will provide strategic support to police reform as a core intervention in order to improve police engagement with citizens and police effectiveness in tackling insecurity, conflict, violence against women and girls and countering violent extremism. Towards 2022 it will aim to contributing to a peaceful general election.

The programme will therefore support a number of inter-related work streams:

  • Police reform
  • Tackling violence against women and girls
  • Peacebuilding to address inter-communal conflict
  • Countering violent extremism (CVE)
  • Conflict sensitive development in the north/coastal regions
  • Enhancing elections security for a peaceful general election in 2022 Position Purpose

The jobholder will lead the above programme, managing the RE-INVENT team, liaising with our client, DFID, and reporting in to Pact Nairobi office and contract support in DC.

We are seeking a Team Leader to deliver the new DFID Kenya RE- INVENT programme, as part of the upcoming tender process.

Key Responsibilities

  • Consortium management: partnership relations and programmatic cohesion.
  • Programmatic performance management, including extensive grant management
  • Financial and budgetary management
  • Overall program strategic direction and technical leadership
  • Relationship management with the donor, the government, and other partners
  • Oversee the development of MERL systems, and programme learning agendas. Basic Requirements

  • At least 10 years relevant professional experience

  • Master degree in a relevant field (see above)

  • Expertise in police reform and demonstrable impact of previous activities.

  • Demonstrable experience of managing multinational teams, including consortia.

  • Previous DFID Team Leader position, or other relevant position, DFID implementation experience.

  • Experience of designing/delivering conflict mitigation, peacebuilding and/or Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) programmes

  • Experience tacking Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) within the current policy agenda

  • Experience of working in Kenya

  • Strong networks with the Government of Kenya, and non-government organizations working on police reform and/or peacebuilding.

  • Demonstrable ability to identify, manage and mitigate risk – political, reputational, physical, fiduciary – and to operate in politically complex contexts.

Pact is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factors.

How to apply:

http://pactworld.force.com/careers/VanaHCM__Job_Detail?Id=a33f10000010BQE