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Kenya: Request for Proposal – Consultancy for the Provision of Digital Marketing and Management Services

Organization: World Animal Protection
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 20 Aug 2018

Background

World Animal Protection World Animal Protection, formerly World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA), is a global animal welfare organization with nearly fifty (50) years’ experience in safeguarding the lives of animals around the world. Our vision is “A world where animals live free from suffering” and we work to end the suffering of animals around the world through strategic campaigning and by providing evidence based lasting solutions. We aim at putting animal welfare on the global agenda and demonstrate that what is good for animals is good for the world. One of our campaign areas is Better Lives for Dogs campaign through which the organization intends to transform the welfare of dogs through Responsible Dog Ownership.

Key objectives of the consultancy
i. To develop and implement a high octane Digital Marketing Strategy that addresses engagement and conversions through our website in four specific campaigns; Better Lives For Dogs, Animals in Farming, Animals in Disaster and Animals in the Wild. The conversation will be driven specifically through our website.
ii. Design, develop and execute a compelling digital campaign that will bring in at least 20,000 new supporters on our platforms.
iii. To create and execute digital advertisements to increase engagement and conversions through our social media channels and the website leading to petition and pledge sign ups. The target for petition sign ups within the three months is 20,000 new sign ups.
iv. To create new and focused digital content for use during the user journeys. This content will be channeled through Marketo (Email Interface through our weekly newsletter), Facebook (Number of posts per day will be agreed upon), Instagram and You Tube Pages. The consultant will curate, develop, advise and promote this content.
v. To carry out an audit of our social media channels and website to identify the challenges and opportunities to grow our reach, increase brand awareness and drive supporters (followers to take action)

Description of the Assignment
World Animal Protection uses social media to create lasting change for animals. We use social media Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube to drive high engagement and conversions through our Website. To effectively achieve this, we are looking for a Digital Agency with experience in developing digital campaigns to drive our digital work through effective social media buying, targeting and content delivery.

The agency will be tasked to;
i. Carry out a social media and website audit to identify the challenges and opportunities to inform the digital strategy and future online initiatives. The audit will be done in the first two weeks in September ahead of the campaigns launch.
ii. Develop and implement a high octane Digital Marketing Strategy that will ensure high engagement and conversions through our social media channels to the website.
iii. Develop an online design/prototype for our local Animals in Farming petition landing page. This should be informed by our website structure and the opportunity to maximise on our website visitors for conversion.
iv. Curate and develop content for our engagement supporter newsletter. This content will be sent out weekly to during the campaigns period. (September to November).
v. Develop high quality multimedia content for our different channels aligned to the different campaign areas. These comprise but not limited to animations, GIFs, messages and short videos.
vi. Promote and integrate our SMS platform to prompt more people to sign petitions and continue to be active supporters by moving them through the supporter cycle.
vii. Develop a content testing plan to inform what works for our active audiences.
viii. Link World Animal Protection to animal welfare social media influencers in Africa and use them to influence online campaigns in the next three months.
ix. Work closely with the organization digital team to run integrated paid search web and social media campaigns for the campaigns mentioned to create engagement and conversions.
x. Provide recommendations and execute steps for new keyword opportunities to be used during SEO optimization, social media campaigns structuring, targeting, copy, and other aspects of paid search and social media paid advertisement.
xi. Provide optimization and performance evaluation to achieve better results for the campaigns in target.
xii. Generate regular reports for all major metrics, goals tracking, and other paid search initiatives.
xiii. Provide a weekly comprehensive report on the campaign progress.
xiv. Provide recommendations to World Animal Protection to test new digital acquisition strategies
xv. Design, launch and publicize a petition with a target of 20,000 signatures over the three months period.

Duration and Timeline of Consultancy
The duration of this assignment is September – November 2018

How to apply:

For details on the complete Request for Proposal (RFP), the scope of the consultancy, and how to apply, follow this link to our website: https://www.worldanimalprotection.or.ke/jobs-and-internships

Kenya: Consultant – Integrated Health Kiosk Sustainability Assessment

Organization: Palladium International
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 10 Jul 2018

Purpose of the assignment: The ESHE programme intends to conduct a sustainability assessment of the IHK model. Sustainability in this case is defined as the ability of the IHKs to continue functioning and providing quality healthcare services including FP beyond the life of the ESHE project. There are two components under this definition, the financial and programmatic components, i.e. the ability of the IHKs to breakeven/make profit and financially thrive and the ability of the IHKs to continue providing quality healthcare services including FP beyond the life of the ESHE project.

Results from the sustainability assessment will be used by the programme to develop a plan on how to exit current support to the IHKs, determine the timelines and process for handover of sustainable Kiosks to the vendors, i.e. the handover plan. This assessment will include a (i) quantitative assessment to determine the extent to which all IHKs are sustainable and (ii) carryout a case study to better understand factors that determine sustainability and the benefits/challenges of the IHK model on service providers and their larger communities. These studies will also highlight:

  • The lessons learned for success of the kiosks on a positive and negative note, i.e. what led to the success or failure of some of the Kiosks
  • What have been the wider FP results and impacts to communities, health and/other benefits

The quantitative assessment will seek to answer the following research questions:

1 What proportion of IHKs are sustainable, using definitions of sustainability from the 2016 sustainability study 2 What is the business operating model of the IHK, including the number of persons employed, the types of SRH and general health services offered and the number of services provided 3 What investments do IHK providers make into operating their business 4 How long does it take for an IHK to become sustainable 5 How much more have the IHKs become since the last sustainability study in 2016

The case studies will use qualitative methods to provide evidence on the following key areas:

  • Direct and indirect benefits of the IHK model to the service provider, their families, and the wider communities
  • Areas for strengthened support to the IHKs
  • What are lessons and best practices that can be replicated for future programming

Scope of work: The consultant will be required to collect, analyse and present key findings, such as:

  • Conduct desk review of existing analyses, surveys, and data related to the assignment.
  • With the ESHE team define sustainability and agree on measurements as per previous studies
  • Develop a study protocol for both components of the sustainability assessment with input and approval from the project, including agreed methodology and risks anticipated in collecting financial and cost related data, questionnaires (both structured and semi structured interview guides), a detailed work plan and timelines for key deliverables.

  • Case studies: Asses the benefits of IHKs to the vendors, employed service providers, the local administration, community members from a social, economic and healthcare dimension.

  • Quantitative sustainability assessment: Categorise IHKs into 3 groups; fully profitable and sustainable, marginally profitable and sustainable and currently loss making & not sustainable, making recommendations on what is required for each category to increase sustainability within the timeframe left to the end of the extension phase. The study should be able to explain reasons providers fall into the different categories.

Deliverables:

1 Protocol with accepted methodology and workplan, including the development of relevant questionnaires, data collection plan and analysis plan. 2 Research reports; one quantitative and 5 qualitative case studies presented in 3 formats: i) an abridged 2 page brief presented mainly with infographics for easy electronic dissemination, ii) a 15 slide (max) power point presentation presented preferably with mainly infographics and iii) a full narrative report, with infographics, tables, graphs, etc., highlighting IHK sustainability, incl. detailed conclusions and recommendations. 3 Dissemination plan to ESHE partners and DFID on the findings. Duration of assignment: 40 days

Timeframe: July / August 2018

A company or a consultant and/or team of consultants competent in sociology, research or M&E expertise with capability and experience in conducting both qualitative and quantitative research, along with strong experience working with private health providers and health economics, able to conduct a costing analysis/financial appraisal of the IHK model. Experience conducting costs-benefit analyses for health is highly desirable. The consultant(s) must possess the following competences:

  • Master's degree in a related field
  • At least 8 years' professional experience in Health (Reproductive health experience as added advantage)
  • Experience in and knowledge of conducting and analysing both qualitative and quantitative research
  • Practical pragmatic with good knowledge of programming realities
  • Knowledge and experience in carrying out analytical studies and developing publications
  • Ability to deliver high quality work in short periods of time and experience in short term consultancy
  • Proficiency in English and the ability to present complex ideas in simple terms
  • Demonstrable writing skills for publications is a significant added value

How to apply:

Please follow this link to apply: http://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=QXZhLkJlY2suOTIwOTQuMzgzMEBwYWxsYWRpdW0uYXBsaXRyYWsuY29t

Kenya: Grants Intern (SSI)

Organization: International Organization for Migration
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 09 Jul 2018

Position Title : Grants Intern (SSI)

Vacancy Number : INT 2018035 – Intern

Duty Station : Nairobi, Kenya

Classification : IOM Local Internship Contract

Duration 3 months

Organizational Unit Grants Unit (SSI)

Direct Supervision Grants Manager

Overall Supervision Chief of Party (COP)

Established in 1951, IOM is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.

IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment. Applications from qualified female candidates are especially encouraged. Internal and External Candidates are eligible to apply to this vacancy.

Context:

Under the overall supervision of USAID Somalia Stabilization Initiative (SSI) Chief of Party and the direct supervision of the Grants Manager, or his/her designee, the incumbent will be responsible for assisting in addressing the current backlog within IOM/SSI grants management in accordance with IOM’s regulations, rules and procedures.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Assist with ongoing grant filing of soft and hard filling systems.

  2. Support Grant Assistants with completing daily tasks, including, vetting, and grant closeout duties.

  3. Scan grant documents to file in designated hard copy folders, and soft copies on the server.

  4. Maintain grant sheets in Excel with a log of payment vouchers, and assist Grant Assistants when follow up with Procurement and/or Finance Units is needed.

  5. Perform other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience

Education

  • University Degree in Business Administration, Development or a related field, or a college diploma supplemented with additional years of experience.

Experience

  • Good knowledge of Microsoft office and internet applications.
  • Personal commitment, efficiency and results-driven.
  • Sound organization skills with strict attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication skills, strong interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of a diverse team.
  • Flexible and able to adapt quickly to new, different environments.
  • Objective, analytical and capable of working under pressure.

Languages: Fluency in English and Knowledge of Somali is an advantage.

Required Competencies

Behavioural

  • Accountability – takes responsibility for action and manages constructive criticisms
  • Client Orientation – works effectively well with client and stakeholders
  • Continuous Learning – promotes continuous learning for self and others
  • Communication – listens and communicates clearly, adapting delivery to the audience
  • Creativity and Initiative – actively seeks new ways of improving programmes or services
  • Leadership and Negotiation – develops effective partnerships with internal and external stakeholders;
  • Performance Management – identify ways and implement actions to improve performance of self and others.
  • Planning and Organizing – plans work, anticipates risks, and sets goals within area of responsibility;
  • Professionalism – displays mastery of subject matter
  • Teamwork – contributes to a collegial team environment; incorporates gender related needs, perspectives, concerns and promotes equal gender participation.
  • Technological Awareness – displays awareness of relevant technological solutions;
  • Resource Mobilization – works with internal and external stakeholders to meet resource needs of IOM.

Personal Development:

The incumbent will acquire information about IOM, basic knowledge in the area of transition, stabilization programming and will gain first-hand experience in working in an international multicultural environment. He/she will also gain in-site experience in working with an international organization.

How to apply:

Other:

Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation.

Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment and verification of residency, visa and authorizations by the concerned Government, where applicable.

Only candidates residing in either the country of the duty station or from a location in a neighbouring country that is within commuting distance of the duty station will be considered. In all cases, a prerequisite for taking up the position is legal residency in the country of the duty station, or in the neighbouring country located within commuting distance, and work permit, as applicable.

How to apply:

Interested candidates should submit CV and a cover letter indicating the Special Vacancy Notice Number (SVN No.), Position Title and the Duty Station with three professional referees and their contacts (both email and telephone) to: recruitmentsomalia@iom.int.

Note:

Closing Date: 09 July 2018; only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Women are encouraged to apply.***Posting period:*** From: 25.06.2018 to 09.07.2018

Kenya: Finance Assistant – SSI (SVN/IOM/028/2018)

Organization: International Organization for Migration
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 22 Jun 2018

Position Title Finance Assistant – SSI (SVN/IOM/028/2018)

Vacancy Number SVN/IOM/028/2018

Duty Station Nairobi, Kenya

Classification General Service Staff, Grade G4**

Type of Appointment Short term, six (6) months with possibility of extension

Organizational Unit Somalia Stabilization Initiatives (SSI)

Direct Supervision Resource Management Officer – SSI

Estimated Start Date As soon as possible

Closing Date 22 June 2018

Established in 1951, IOM is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.

IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment. Applications from qualified female candidates are especially encouraged. Internal and External Candidates are eligible to apply to this vacancy.

Context:

The OTI program in Somalia is primarily a community-based, small grants initiative implemented in close coordination with the donor, with communities in priority areas, and with all levels of Government, particularly newly formed District Administrations and regional state institutions. The overall objective of the program is to support the political transition of Somalia towards a functioning and stabilized Federal State through activities that promote good governance, consolidation of the federal structure, and a receptive environment to respond to emerging political contingencies.

Under the overall guidance of the Resource Management Officer of OTI Somalia in Nairobi, and under the direct supervision of the Senior Finance Assistant, the successful candidate will be responsible for providing assistance in the implementation and monitoring of the SSI project. The incumbent will be responsible for performing routine administrative/financial functions such as processing of invoices, payment of bills and assisting in reconciliation of accounts in connection with IOM activities in IOM Nairobi.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Assist and provide technical support to the Accounts Unit staff, in particular with the data entry into the PRISM accounting system;

  2. Assist and provide support to Senior Admin/Finance Assistant in preparation of Payment Completion Form (PCF) of all completed grants;

  3. Reviewing all kinds of payments starting from PRF to payment requests and insures all the supporting documents are attached herewith;

  4. Responsible to submit all SSI payments signed by the authorized signatories to IOM Mission Finance Unit for treasury entries and follow up with them in order to get payments released on time;

  5. Responsible to maintain log sheet of all SSI Grant payments and extract PRISM report of grants to reconcile with log sheet from time to time;

  6. Responsible to prepare RFPs related to operations and office;

  7. Responsible to submit copies of RFPs of each grant payment to the Grant Unit;

  8. Responsible to Inform all the units when cheques/bank transfers are ready;

  9. Responsible for extensive filing system within the sections;

  10. Maintaining a tracking record of all the payments generated within SSI and forwarded to Resource Management unit;

  11. Assist in posting accounting transactions in SSI-IOM parallel tracking system (in excel) for eventual transfer to the DATABASE/OTI Anywhere;

  12. Assist the Senior Finance Assistant to ensure all the grants have been charged accurately and according to the budget;

  13. Assist in Preparing grant expenditure records reconciliations on a weekly basis between the SSI Finance records/PRISM and the DATABASE/OTI Anywhere;

  14. Perform other related duties within the incumbent’s capabilities that might be assigned by the supervisor

Required Qualifications and Experience

Education

  • University Degree in Accounting and Finance, Business Administration, Public Administration, or a related field from an accredited academic institution with two years of relevant professional experience; or

  • Qualified CPA (K) or ACCA with four years of relevant experience.

Experience

  • Thorough understanding of USAID Procurement and Logistics policies, rules and regulations;

  • Strong knowledge of computer applications, especially MS Word, Excel, Outlook and Access. Knowledge of SAP is an added advantage

  • Professional experience in a busy administrative and finance office/environment;

  • Previous work experience in grants or finance related field especially on USAID funded projects;

  • Previous experience with UN and International Agencies, or NGO’s an advantage;

  • Demonstrated ability to maintain integrity in performing responsibilities assigned;

  • Mature individual, able to work independently, under pressure, able to maintain accuracy, paying attention to details, meeting deadlines and working with minimal supervision;

  • Strong interpersonal and intercultural skills with proven ability to work effectively and harmoniously with a team of colleagues;

  • Demonstrated ability to maintain integrity in performing responsibilities assigned.

Languages: Fluency in English and Somali is required.

Required Competencies

Behavioural

  • Accountability – takes responsibility for action and manages constructive criticisms
  • Client Orientation – works effectively well with client and stakeholders
  • Continuous Learning – promotes continuous learning for self and others
  • Communication – listens and communicates clearly, adapting delivery to the audience
  • Creativity and Initiative – actively seeks new ways of improving programmes or services
  • Leadership and Negotiation – develops effective partnerships with internal and external stakeholders;
  • Performance Management – identify ways and implement actions to improve performance of self and others.
  • Planning and Organizing – plans work, anticipates risks, and sets goals within area of responsibility;
  • Professionalism – displays mastery of subject matter
  • Teamwork – contributes to a collegial team environment; incorporates gender related needs, perspectives, concerns and promotes equal gender participation.
  • Technological Awareness – displays awareness of relevant technological solutions;
  • Resource Mobilization – works with internal and external stakeholders to meet resource needs of IOM.

How to apply:

Other

Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation.

Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment and verification of residency, visa and authorizations by the concerned Government, where applicable.

Only candidates residing in either the country of the duty station or from a location in a neighbouring country that is within commuting distance of the duty station will be considered. In all cases, a prerequisite for taking up the position is legal residency in the country of the duty station, or in the neighbouring country located within commuting distance, and work permit, as applicable.

How to apply:

Interested candidates should submit CV and a cover letter indicating the Vacancy Notice Number (SVN No) and Vacancy name with three professional referees and their contacts (both email and telephone) to: recruitmentsomalia@iom.int.

Note:

Closing Date: 22 June 2018; only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Women are encouraged to apply.

Posting period: From: 08.06.2018 to 22.06.2018

Kenya: TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR A CONSULTANT(S) FIRM TO UNDERTAKE BASELINE SURVEY OF OMO DELTA PROJECT: EXPANDING THE RANGELAND TO ACHIEVE GROWTH &…

Organization: Vétérinaires Sans Frontières Germany
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 23 Mar 2018

Position: CONSULTANT Department: Programs Location of the Project: Turkana (Turkana central sub county (Kangatotha and Kalokol wards along Lake Turkana), Turkana North Sub-county, Kibish Sub-county), and Marsabit Counties (North Horr Sub-county (North Horr, Dukana and Illeret wards) and Laisamis sub-county (Loiyangalani ward) in Kenya Reports to: Country Director Effective Date:
1.0. Introduction VSF Germany is an international Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), providing humanitarian aid and development assistance to pastoralists and vulnerable communities in areas where livestock is of importance. In the region, VSF Germany implements activities in South Sudan, Sudan, Kenya, Somalia, and Ethiopia. We Focus on Livestock, food security and Livelihoods, Natural Resources Management, Peace and Conflict, Good governance, Disasters & Emergency, and Agriculture. VSF Germany through European Union Trust Fund is implementing a 40 Months project titled; “Omo Delta project-Expanding the Rangeland to achieve Growth and Transformation”.This is in collaboration with five other partners:-Mercy Corps Europe (MCE), VITA(RTI) Ltd, EPaRDA, CIFA and TUPADO. The project applies the concept of expanding rangeland to realize the overall objective of the procedure to address the drivers of instability, irregular migration and displacement in Cluster 1: the Southwest Ethiopia-Northwest Kenya boarder outlined in three specific Objectives sought to deliver in the overall Objective: • Increase wealth of young people in particular and especially young women • Accelerate trade and collaboration nationally and cross-border • Increased stability to promote growth and protect gains 2.0. Objective, purpose and scope of the assignment The objective of the consultancy is to undertake a comprehensive baseline of this VSFG – Cross border project. in Kenya. A baseline survey is required to be completed by May 2018 for the Omo delta project. VSF Germany with funds drawn from the European Union Trust Fund is implementing a 40 Months project titled; “Omo Delta project-Expanding the Rangeland to achieve Growth and Transformation”. This will be done collaboration with other partners: Mercy Corps Europe (MCE), CIFA and TUPADO. VSF Germany thus seeks to engage a reputable firm or individual/s to undertake a border area baseline survey in Kenya (Turkana, and Marsabit). The survey will identify milestones and indicators to measure the progress of project implementation and during the external evaluation of the project. The purpose of the baseline study is to generate adequate and quality baseline information (quantitative and qualitative) against a set of indicators as benchmarks under each specific outcome, propose targets for each indicator, proposed relevant revisions/changes, and validate if the activities within the project design are sufficient in scale and scope, in order to meet these targets. For these, the survey should deliver a performance indicator matrix showing planned targets. Specially, the consultancy will undertake participatory cross-border assessment and analysis of the existing livelihoods and priority value chains through a livelihood baseline survey combining tools for both the Household Economy Analysis (HEA) and the Sustainable Livelihoods Approach (SLA) as well as selective value chain studies in defining the deliverables not limited to: a) Produce a robust and evidence based mapping of the livelihood zoning of people living in the communities of the Omo Delta project and provide a realistic picture of the livelihood assets, strategies, and the cross-border perspective of the enabling environment in place in North Western Kenya. b) Explore the impact of present day and future predicted shocks and environmental changes on the priority livelihoods strategies of people in the target communities. c) Provide an overview analysis of the principle value chains/markets in each location that provide livelihood options and essential services, their vulnerability to different shocks and stresses and provide actionable recommendations to strengthen these value chains for better economic empowerment of actors in the value chain. d) Incorporate findings from the market systems analysis conducted partners in the project areas including overview of market systems, understanding of systemic constraints, seasonality, sustainability and response options into the overall baseline report. e) Establish gaps, realistic targets and procedures for capacity building and financial assistance interventions in specific areas providing specific baseline figures and logical targets. f) Analyze the extent (structure, conduct and performance) and nature of existing and potential cross-border trade opportunities and markets for specific commodities within the Omo Basin against specific lenses i.e. regulatory aspects of cross-trade and marketing, institutional infrastructures, capacity of private sector associations that organize both buyers and sellers, enforcement of trade standards and regulations, transport capacity, efficiency and cost, communication and market information systems that uncover demand for actors along agricultural value chains at the Ethiopia/Kenya border. In coordination with the project M&E officer, the Consultant/s will liaise with Consortium members to finalise the design/methodology and inception plan for the study, conduct the cross-border baseline assessment and disseminate the baseline findings to VSF G and the Consortium. 2.1. Scope of the assignment To achieve the above objectives VSF Germany seeks the services of a consultant to carry out a baseline assessment that generates baseline values for the indicators of the log frame (Overall and specific objectives included) as well as other relevant information the outputs outlined below.

  • Average income of households and individuals in the target areas – disaggregation by types of source of incomes, gender and age.
  • Number of people migrating from or to and settling in the target areas.
  • Number of youth and women taking leadership roles in their income generating groups. Op1.1. Technical and business skills for young men and women to enhance their employment and entrepreneurship capacity enhanced.
  • Livelihood assessment.
  • Assessment of the potential for employment opportunities in the area, the jobs accessible to the youth, skilled and non-skilled employment – disaggregated by job/position/sector and gender and age and by type (returnee, refugee, IDPs, host communities) if relevant.
  • Skills assessment (current, needed, gaps) of the youth and women in target areas – disaggregated by type (returnee, refugee, IDPs, host communities) if relevant.
  • Opportunities for trans boundary market activities – legal provisions, type of exchange… and broader market mapping
  • Market Systems Analysis
  • Describe dynamic and functional work relationship (who does/who pays) between different market systems, both market actors and regulators, identifying, analyzing and describing the most tactical suggestion for leveraging the value chain at the most cost-effective manner using appropriate methodologies for market systems assessment.
  • Number of women owners, disaggregated by the values & types of property (generating income or not) and by age. Op1.2. Access to business incubatory services (finance, entrepreneurial skills training and mentoring, advisory services and technical assistance (for diversified businesses, with particular focus on youth and women groups supported.
  • Assessment of existing financing mechanisms – and beneficiaries, disaggregated by gender, age, type of population (refugee, returnee, IDP and host community etc.)
  • Assessment of existing trader’s associations. Op2.1. Support to public and private institutions to improve access to animal health services delivery in cross border areas.
  • Assessment of existing veterinary clinics, government and individual health services delivery systems – and its beneficiaries.
  • Study of the disease surveillance system, national and cross-border.
  • Livestock mortality in target areas and suspected major causes. Op2.2. Technical support to enhanced commercial production and productivity of the productive sectors in cross-border areas (specifically fodder, staple and horticultural crops) for local and export markets.
  • Crop/livestock production of households in the target areas.
  • Assessment of farming practices, irrigation practices, crop & livestock production as well as horticulture and fruit production in the target areas. Op3.1. Support to integrated and sustainable Natural Resources Management.
  • Area (Ha) of pasture lands under sustainable rangeland management in the target areas.
  • Mapping of natural (grazing land, water, tree products, etc) resources shared between cross-border communities. Op3.2. Support to development of Strategic water points shared by cross-border communities.
  • Number of households/individuals with access to water (for irrigation and drinking) – disaggregated by gender, age and type (returnees, refugees, host, IDPs) if relevant.
  • Number of crises (drought, flood or disease outbreak) commonly encountered and responses using available crisis modifier envelope.
  • 1. Scope of work The consultant is expected to undertake the following tasks: i. Submit a proposal on how he/she is going to conduct the baseline survey; ii. Carry out a desk-review of relevant project documents including, the project monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) framework, budget and other relevant documents prior to the implementation of the study; iii. Provide an inception report detailing the proof of concept; iv. Develop the baseline survey tools (questionnaires, interview checklists, guidelines for enumerators, etc.) in consultation with project staff; v. Train research assistants/enumerators on data collection tools and undertake a pre-test of the questionnaire vi. Conduct the baseline survey: perform focus group discussions and/or key informant interviews, etc vii. Analyse and quality check the data, including through review meeting(s) with trained enumerators to get more in-depth understanding of the data collected; viii. Prepare and discuss with the Consortium members a draft report with sufficient detail to specify findings within each specific outcome, robustness of the indicators and/or their revisions and provide key recommendations for implementation; ix. Undertake a validation of baseline survey findings with the Consortium members; x. Incorporate the comments from Consortium members into the final report; xi. Prepare and submit a final report.

3.0. Methodology for carrying out the task. The consultant will be required to develop clear methodology and procedure to carry out the task. The Consultant (s)/firm is/are expected to employ both qualitative and quantitative methods to ensure inclusion of all the project actors/stakeholders in the baseline survey process. The final decision on what type of methodology and selection of persons/groups interviewed or consulted will be the responsibility of the Survey Consultant (s)/firm and s/he is expected to fully justify the choice of the methods in the final report and explain any limitations. The consultant will incorporate relevant elements of the Methodological Notes as developed jointly by the Donor and Grantees. The selected Consultant (s)/firm is expected to take all necessary steps to ensure that the security and dignity of the respondents and the rest of the population participating in the baseline survey process is not compromised and that disruption to other on-going operations is minimized. The role of VSF G and Consortium members is to provide the Consultant (s) with all the necessary support and documentation to facilitate the smooth baseline study completion process. 4.0. Expected Deliverables/reporting 4.1. Deliverables • Robust and evidence based map of the livelihood zones, assets and priority livelihoods for the Omo Delta project area; • An overview analysis of the principle market systems, value chains/markets in each location that provide livelihood options and essential services, and their resilience strategies; • Incorporate findings from the market systems analysis, systemic constraints, seasonality, sustainability and response options into the overall baseline report; • Establish gaps, realistic targets and procedures for capacity building and financial assistance interventions in specific areas providing specific baseline figures and logical targets; • Establish the structure, conduct and performance and nature of existing and potential cross-border trade opportunities and markets for specific commodities within the Omo Delta Basin.

4.2. Reporting a) An inception report within 10 days of the assignment detailing, the methodology, sampling frame and data collection tools b) Clean data set of the baseline in soft copy c) Concisely written draft and subsequently baseline reports (30 pages excluding annexes) d) Power-point presentation e) Final workshop with VSF G and the Omo Delta Project Consortium on the findings of the baseline. f) The final report will be submitted to VSF G in English in flash drive and by email. The format of the baseline report will contain the different elements mentioned below: • Cover page • Title page • Table of contents • Abbreviations and acronyms’ page • An executive summary that can be used as a document in its own right. It should include the major findings of the baseline and summarize conclusions and recommendations. • A short introduction to the project, the objectives of the evaluation and the methodology • A justification of the methods and techniques used (including relevant underlying values and assumptions, theories) with a justification of the selections made (of persons interviewed, project sites visited etc) • Eventual limitations of the methodology • The main body of the report should include a presentation of the findings and the analysis thereof (including unexpected, relevant findings). Note that recommendations should be clearly formulated and addressed to the relevant stakeholders or target groups • Report appendices that include: the Terms of Reference; the data collection tools; the techniques used for data collection (including list of informants and locations visited); list of documents and bibliography; the composition of the evaluation team and CVs. These are not subject to the page restriction. The draft baseline survey report prepared by the Consultant/s will be submitted to VSF G for review and comments before production of the final report. The final report must be submitted within 1 week of receiving comments and feedback from consortium. 5.0. Indicative Plan/Time frame The duration of the assignment is within two calendar months although actual implementation plan could be discussed and greed by both parties. It is expected that the whole task should be finished within four weeks from the starting date. The assignment is expected to commence urgently and take max 50 days, which includes desk-review, preparation, implementation, report-writing and presentation of final report. 6.0. Qualification, skills and experiences. • Consultant or firm with human resources having appropriate mix of relevant qualifications including International Development Studies, Conflict and Development, Agriculture, Veterinary Medicine, Social Sciences, Natural Resource Management, Disaster Management or any other relevant degree from recognized institutions. • At least 5 years’ experience of conducting baseline studies, programme and use of participatory methods for assessment in a field-based setting and/or undertaking similar assignments under humanitarian and development frameworks in the ASAL of the Greater Horn of Africa. • Sufficient knowledge and experience covering the key result areas of the project. • Demonstrated understanding of evaluating Disaster Risk Reduction, Holistic Natural Resource Management, Reconstruction and Conservation of Natural Ecosystems, Livestock and Animal Health Interventions, Fishery Resources Value Chain and Economic Empowerment models at community level. • Sound Knowledge of Omo Delta based, its development issues, especially from and conflict-development nexus in a cross border perspective • Outstanding research, Strong analytical and writing skills to clearly present findings • Previous work experience on EU funded projects; knowledge of context of project area is a plus. • Ability to deliver on the tasks within tight deadlines and against set targets. • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English 7.0. Expression of Interest Any person/firm interested in undertaking this task should send an expression of interest comprising: a) Technical proposal; The technical proposal should briefly and clearly describe the following aspects; Understanding of the task, Technical aspect of the proposal, Methodology to be used, operational plan, and curriculum vitae (CV as an annex) of the person(s)to do the work and with contact details. b) Financial proposal: The financial proposal/budget of the task should be broken down in details as follows: Consultancy fees, travel costs, and Reporting cost.The Consultant (s)/firm is/are expected to submit a financial proposal stating professional fees only.

8.0. Mode of payment: The payment will be done according to the following plan /arrangement: • First installment: the Consultant will be paid 20% of the quoted amount after submission of the inception report. • Final installment: 80% of the amount agreed in the contract shall be paid upon completion of task, acceptance and approval of the final report and any other documents pertaining to this assignment.

9.0. General Considerations a) Required logistics support will be provided by VSF Germany as prescribed in the contract and meet other costs related to the baseline exercises such as transport, communication, office printing, and contacts in the field among others. b) All documents prepared during the assignment will be property of VSF Germany and consortium partners. c) Assignment will not be sub-contracted to a third party by the consultant. d) In the event that additional time is required to complete the assignment, over and above that previously agreed to, without changing the scope of work, then it has to be agreed with VSF Germany in writing. e) Confidentiality of all the assignment will be assured at all times.

10.0 Validation of the Proposal All costs should be quoted in USD or Euros and will remain valid up to thirty days (30) from the day of proposal submission.

10.0. Confidentiality: All the outputs –Reports, ToR, etc produced by this assignment will not be disseminated in part or whole without written authority from VSF-Germany.

How to apply:

How to apply: Interested consultant/firms should submit both technical and financial proposals by Friday 23rd March 2018, addressed to Head of HR & Admin, VSF-G, by e-mail to: EUTF-Kenya@vsfg.org.with marking: “*Omo Delta Project*”

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NRC Logistics Assistant (Procurement) Job in Kenya

Norwegian Refugee Council

Job Vacancy: Logistics Assistant (Procurement) – Dadaab 

(Kenyan Nationals Only)

Ref. nr.:

3646517462

Full time

Number of positions: 1
 

 

All NRC employees are expected to work in accordance with the organization’s core values: dedication, innovation, inclusivity and accountability. These attitudes and believes shall guide our actions and relationships. 

The purpose of the Procurement Assistant position is to assist in the day to day implementation of the support functions responsibilities.


Job description

  • Adhere to NRC policies, tools, handbooks, guidelines, procedures and donor requirement,
  • Register and/or prepare requisitions, quotations and purchase orders and update status reports
  • Prepare and file documents as required by line manager
  • Prepare periodic procurement status reports and share appropriately
  • Liaise with warehouse assistant on the planned delivery of materials meant for warehousing and obtain necessary documentation to facilitate payments to vendors
  • Track current procurements and update them bi-weekly as per the Procurement Tracker Sheet (PTS) and forward the PTS to the line manager by 5th of every month
  • Prepare RFQ, bid analysis and bid committee meeting minutes
  • Liaise with suppliers to ensure prompt and accurate delivery of goods, services and equipment,
  • Ensure logistics compliance in procurement matters
  • Timely processing of payments to vendors
  • Communicate response to vendors on status of their bids
  • Document and records management
  • Develop a standard list of supplies for Dadaab and establish prices catalogue
  • Manage inventory lists
  • Assist the Logistics Officer in running the Logistics Unit in Dadaab and provide support to other colleagues during periods of absence (Warehouse, Fleet, etc)
NRC Logistics Assistant (Procurement) Job in Kenya

We offer

  • Duty station: Dadaab
  • Contract period is upto 31st December 2018 with possibility of extension.
  • Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s general directions, The candidate will observe NRC’s code of conduct and working hours for the NRC Office in Nairobi.
  • Location: Kenya
  • Industry: Emergency Relief
  • Special field: Logistics
  • Role: Assistant

Deadline for application: 24/12/2017 

Hygiene Officer Vacancy

Vacant Position: Hygiene Officer

Company Background:

Our Client is a fast expanding organization with revenues that are growing by 25% annually. 

They currently employ approximately 2000 staff and they anticipate this number to increase by 25% annually over the next 3 to 5 years. Its employees are integral to the success of the business and are highly valued. 

 

The company operates regionally in Uganda and Rwanda with plans to continue their expansion in the region.
 

Role: Responsible for ensuring overall hygiene activities in food production and storage areas (ensure compliance to food safety and hygiene standards at commissary) and implementation and sustenance of ISO 22000 – Food safety Management System.
 

Key Responsibility Areas

  • Create awareness of food safety and hygiene to staff and make sure they understand and adhere to it.
  • Carry out initial hygiene and food safety induction to new staff.  Advice on training needs and assist in conducting food safety & hygiene trainings.
  • Carry out daily hygiene inspection and sanitation conditions in the unit including personal hygiene and working habits of staff.
  • Manage and maintain food safety documentation and records. Ensure HACCP forms are available to the users, duly filled and available during audits or when required.
  • Ensure personal protective equipment (PPE) are available and properly utilized by staff.
  • Ensure compliance to all hygiene practices and food safety procedures at all stages of production and report any deficiencies to the concerned parties for action.
  • Monitor the effectiveness of the pest control programme and report any deficiencies.
  • Manage and maintain the traceability system established.
  • Carry out random checks during receiving of items by suppliers and especially high risk items and report any defdom checks during dispatch of items to branches and especially high risk items and report any deficiencies for action.
  • Carry out raniciencies for action.
  • Assist in carrying out root cause analysis on food safety related
  • complains and failed microbiological results & ensure corrective actions/preventive actions are enforced to prevent future re-occurrence.
  • Any other duties that shall be reasonably assigned by management from time to time.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Required:

  • Must be in possession of a food science based degree or a Diploma from a recognized institution
  • An additional qualification or experience in ISO 22000/HACCP
  • Have a minimum of 2-3 years’ experience
  • Be computer literate

Skills:

  • Good leadership skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Flexible and adaptable

Abilities:

  • Able to work under pressure and with minimal supervision
  • Ability to inspect, evaluate work of subordinates

How to Apply


If the above profile describes you, this could be the big opportunity you have been looking for.  

AECF Administrative Assistant

THE AECF
 

Ref. No. AECF/FO/2017/057
 

Job Title: Administrative Assistant
 

Location: Nairobi, Kenya
 

Reports to: HR & Administration Manager
 

Start Date: January 2018
 

The Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund (AECF) is a US$ 304 million private sector challenge fund that provides catalytic funding to enterprises in 24 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. 

 

The fund supports innovative commercial businesses in the agribusiness, renewable energy and adaptation to climate change technology sectors with the aim of reducing rural poverty, promoting resilient rural communities and creating jobs through private sector development. 

We invest in businesses that are seen as “risky” and that struggle to meet traditional risk-return standards for commercial investors and which offer significant impact on poverty alleviation by creating jobs and sustainable incomes.
 

Position Overview: The Administrative Assistant assists the HR & Administration unit to provide operational and administrative office support including Travel, Logistics & Events Management and Procurement support to the AECF Office to ensure smooth office operations and events management leading to effective travel management and office operations.
 

Key Responsibility Areas;
 

Work requirements and responsibilities will be guided by the Human Resource & Administration Department’s Policies and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) which are reviewed periodically but will fall broadly in the following Key Responsibility Areas;

  • Work with the HR & Administration unit to co-ordinate day to day travel and logistics management and ensure that all travel and logistics complies with AECF’s travel policy;
  • Facilitate training for staff on the travel policy and utilization of travel forms;
  • Arrange hotel bookings as per the AECF Travel policy and guideline;
  • Process travel authorizations, confirm budgets, get relevant approvals and prepare travel LPOs’ for verification and signature for assigned departments;
  • Provide procurement support by sourcing for quotations for purchases within the assigned threshold for all departments;
  • Ensure that suppliers travel invoices are received in a timely manner and recorded into the available system and check invoices from travel agent and certify accuracy for payment;
  • Confirm that claims submitted match provided itineraries and follow up reimbursements where there are deviations;
  • Coordinate all ticket and accommodation requests for assigned departments;
  • Manage and maintain travel module system ensuring all entries are accurately and timely done;
  • Assist expatriate staff’s relocation by providing logistical support in the process of accommodation, shipping & customs clearing, vehicle registration & insuring and obtaining driving license;
  • Follow up and ensure all AECF events are booked in a timely manner and run smoothly;

Required qualifications and experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in any of the business related disciplines;
  • Computer proficiency and familiarity with a range of software applications including MS Office;
  • Must have a minimum of two (2) years of experience in similar role;
  • Strong organizational skills that reflect ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks seamlessly with excellent attention to detail;
  • Demonstrate strong people management and customer service skills.
  • Demonstrated proactive approaches to problem-solving with strong decision-making capability;
  • Demonstrated ability to achieve high performance goals and meet deadlines in a fast paced environment.

How to Apply

If you believe you can clearly demonstrate your abilities to meet the relevant criteria for the role, please submit your application quoting the Job Title and Reference Number on your application letter, and attach a detailed CV, stating your current position, current and expected remuneration, e-mail and telephone contacts. 

The African Academy of Sciences Jobs in Kenya

The African Academy of Sciences
Driving Scientific and Technological Development in Africa

Open Vacancies

Position: Grand Challenges Africa Program Manager


The Role: The AAS is seeking to recruit a GC Africa Programme Manager who will be responsible for the development and management of a strategic portfolio of activities and investments for the GC Africa Programme.
 

 

S/he will manage a portfolio of awards, provide advice and guidance, stimulate collaborations and participate in the assessment of funded activities by evaluating the outputs and outcomes and participate in review meetings and advisory boards of funded programmes. 

In addition, the Programme Manager will also be responsible for managing, and helping to develop and implement critical processes and projects for AESA and keep abreast of scientific fields to inform the generation of new lines of work and improvements to existing programme portfolios.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  

  • MD or PhD in a discipline related to human health and development and science research; 
  • 10+ years of related experience; 
  • significant knowledge and understanding of the grants funding environment for Africa; 
  • proven experience in leading a team and of direct line management; 
  • evidence of ability to effectively manage multiple schemes/initiatives with discrete processes; 
  • knowledge of, and breadth of interest in health research for Africa; 
  • project management experience and expertise; 
  • previous experience with partnerships development and alliances will be an asset.
Position: Head of Communications and Public Relations

The Role: The AAS is seeking to recruit the Head of Communications & Public Relations who will be responsible for establishing and managing AAS brand development in Africa and supporting the growth of science and innovation. 

S/he will lead the development and building of an engaging and compelling AAS brand in Africa; work with the Directors to develop and implement a pan African communication, fundraising and marketing strategy that leverages the unique strengths of AAS to achieve Africa’s ambitious targets for research and innovation growth; direct, coordinate and support resource mobilization strategies for Africa with government agencies, foundations, corporations and other potential streams of income that might benefit from a continental level; devise and manage a media relations strategy and build strong relationships with relevant journalists.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • An advanced degree in management, communications, public relations & marketing or other relevant field; 
  • at least 10 years’ professional experience in a leadership role within communications or marketing with demonstrated success in managing teams; 
  • experience of engaging with and influencing senior political, government, business and scientific leaders especially in Africa; 
  • proven editorial judgement and thorough knowledge of on and off-line media markets;
  • experience in developing and implementing marketing, communications strategies which leverage the power of online media and audience engagement with experience providing stewardship of brand and reputation across diverse stakeholders and multiple markets / countries.

How to Apply
 

The positions are open to qualified candidates from Africa and globally who can work in Kenya. 

Interested candidates are invited to read the job descriptions at

  1. http://www.aasciences.ac.ke/calls-for-proposals/careers/head-of-communications–public-relations/
  2. http://www.aasciences.ac.ke/calls-for-proposals/careers/grand-challenges-africa-program-manager/
Applicants must email a completed application form from the AAS website, a detailed curriculum vitae with a list of referees and a cover letter to email protected, with the Position and Vacancy Number as the Subject by 15 December 2017. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


The AAS is a pan African organisation headquartered in Kenya, which aims to drive sustainable development in Africa through science, technology and innovation. 

It has a tripartite mandate of pursuing excellence by recognising scholars and achievers; providing advisory and think tank functions for shaping the continent’s strategies and policies; and implementing key Science,Technology and Innovation (STI) programmes that impact on developmental challenges through the agenda setting and funding platform, the Alliance for Accelerating Excellence in Science in Africa (AESA).