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Kenya: IT Training Coordinator, KEMRI-Wellcome Trust, Kilifi, Kenya

Organization: Wellcome Trust
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 30 Jul 2018

The KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme is well known internationally for its work in improving global health. The Programme has a diverse clinical research programme that includes clinical trials of disease prevention, vaccines, management of acute illness, basic science and translation of research finding into global health policy.

The Programme is searching for a qualified, dynamic and motivated person to fill the following position:

IT Training Coordinator

This is a middle level position for this opening. To meet client’s complex desktop ecosystem demands in accordance to set standards that meet the global business objectives. This position should deliver IT training coordination in the programme. The candidate shall also carry out technical support activities.

Description:

REPORTING LINES:

The position reports directly to the Service Delivery Manager and is under general direction of the Head of IT .

BUDGET RESPONSIBILITY:

Assist on the development of specifications required to meet budgetary constraints.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Analyze user needs in the programme and come up with effective IT learning proposals. (User needs can be identified through incidences on
  • servicedesk, roll out of new IT solutions, performance reviews and user engagements)
  • Liaise with managers and interview employees at all levels to identify and assess IT training and development needs
  • Compile and present skill gap information.
  • Develop annual training Schedules for IT Training in the programme.
  • Develop IT Training curriculum in collaboration with subject matter experts.
  • Monitor and manage training logs, progress reports and feedback .
  • Coordinate with technical training providers to develop learning solutions that address identified skill gap areas.
  • Coordinate and facilitate IT E-Learning deliveries.
  • Facilitate Basic IT Training in the programme.
  • Provide IT Training reports and follow up continuous improvement schemes.
  • Develops knowledgebase for all IT Services.
  • Attend to incident, service requests and escalations from IT Support Technicians.
  • Participate in execution and support for all IT Projects .
  • Participate in change management processes in the environment.
  • Configure Server services, with direction from System Specialists.
  • Implement and support system security procedures in the environment Troubleshoot and diagnose user devices and implement solutions or liaise with specialists for problem resolution.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Degree in computer science / BSc in IT.
  • 4 years’ experience supporting users in a 500+ networked busy environment, in a similar position.
  • Experience of coordinating IT Trainings in an organization of 500+ computer users is must.
  • Customer service and communications skills is mandatory.
  • The candidate to show evidence of being able to manage intermediate and advanced desktop configuration and troubleshooting capability.
  • Support experience of Windows 10, Office 365, Active Directory and cloud solutions.
  • Experience of supporting Mac OS users will be an added advantage.

DESIRABLE CRITERIA:

  • MCSE qualifications are required
  • Certification in IT Training coordination is desirable

How to apply:

To apply for this position, please click on the link below:-

http://jobs.kemri-wellcome.org/job-advert/it-training-coordinator

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Kenya: Nutrition Specialist,P4,Nairobi,Kenya Country Office,#90610

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

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child, an advocate:

The 2018-2022 Country Programme for UNICEF Kenya is marked by the creation of an outcome supporting the reduction of mortality and stunting. Under this outcome, four programme sections – Health, Nutrition, WASH and HIV-AIDS – will contribute to “Increased proportions of vulnerable children, pregnant and lactating women, including adolescent girls, have equitable access to and use quality WASH, Nutrition, Health and HIV/AIDS services, to reduce their risk of mortality, preventable diseases, stunting and other forms of malnutrition,and improve their birth outcomes”. With regards to specific objectives in nutrition, UNICEF Kenya aims at ensuring that: 1) communities adopt healthy infant and young child feeding behaviors and practices as well as demand and utilize quality nutrition services; 2) communities are provided with quality integrated nutrition services; 3) the capacity of national and county governments, and other service providers is improved, and commitment strengthened, to deliver quality integrated services; and 4) government and non-government partners adopt risk-informed integrated approaches to emergency preparedness, planning, and response to humanitarian needs. This position will contribute to the achievement of these results with a focus on enhancing the contribution of nutrition sensitive actions and strategies thus leveraging on the investments and results achieved through nutrition specific actions for maternal and child nutrition.

How can you make a difference?

Under the supervision of the Chief of Nutrition section, the incumbent is responsible for overall coordination and management of the Nutrition programmes, including programme/project formulation, design, planning and management focused on achievement of UNICEF’s Organizational priorities.

Programme Development and Management

With a focus on nutrition sensitive lens, identify critical intervention points and measures by administering a consistent and transparent monitoring system; analyse country level socio-political-economic trends and their implications for ongoing programmes and projects.

Draft changes to/or prepare programme work plans as required with a focus on nutrition sensitive lens. Prepare program recommendations for inclusion in formal programme documentation, and new approaches, methods and practices.

Ensure programme workplans have a relevant nutrition sensitive component, monitors compliance and provides training, support and guidance to the programme team in order to meet objectives. Identifies human resources requirements and on-going staff development needs.

Adopt rights-based programmes approach in the formulation of programme goals and objectives and development of strategies and implementation frameworks. Formulate consistent and effective planning, design, implementation, monitoring and/or evaluation of programmes and projects. Bring coherence, synergy and added value to the programming planning and design processes using a results-based management approach to programme planning and design.

Reviews and evaluates the technical, institutional and financial feasibility and constraints of the section nutrition sensitive portfolio in collaboration with Government and other partners. Monitor the overall allocation and disbursement of nutrition sensitive programme funds, making sure that funds are properly coordinated, monitored and liquidated. Take appropriate actions to optimize use of programme funds.

Prepares relevant nutrition sensitive programme reports required for management, the Executive Board, donors, budget reviews, programme analysis, annual reports, etc.

Programme Monitoring and Evaluations

Undertakes field visits to monitor and assess nutrition sensitive programme implementation and decides on required corrective action

Carry out rigorous and transparent approach to evaluation and participate in nutrition sensitive programme evaluation exercises in consultation with the Nutrition Manager, Deputy Representative, the Operations Officer, the Evaluation Officer and others, to improve efficiency and quality of programme delivery. Participate in annual sector review meetings with government counterparts. Ensure the timely preparation of annual program status reports.

Knowledge Management and Capacity Building/Sustainability

Ensure that area/country programmes are supported by knowledge management with a focus on nutrition sensitive lens, through data collection and analysis, complete and accurate reporting as well as participation in the Programme Knowledge Network system of “lessons learned” and other corporate-level databases.

Participate in information exchange through donor and media visits as well as in the development of training and orientation material.

Provide government authorities with technical supports and guidance to plan and organize training programmes for the purpose of capacity building and programme sustainability.

Ensure the building and reinforcing of the commitment and institutional capacities of the national and local partners starting with taking a strategic approach to the identification of these partners and partnerships.

Partnership, Coordination and Collaboration

Develop partnership and collaboration with internal and external counterparts, including those of the UN and national partners, in order to improve the ability to collect and disseminate development data and information, exchange information on programme/project status and implementation and movement/distribution of supplies. Linkage to the Regional Programme Knowledge Network to ensure the availability of current and accurate programme data.

Collaborate with the Operations Section to establish and maintain sound internal controls supportive of programming endeavours and to coordinate financial and supply management requirements and accountability.

Maintain close collaboration with Regional Advisers and HQ Officers for effective overall coordination on programmes.

Plans, develops and implements sectoral programme(s) by collaborating with the government and other partners. Provide leadership in provision of technical advice, negotiation, advocacy and promotion of area/country level goals, leading to agreement on practicable and priority actions to be supported by UNICEF programme and country level cooperation.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in Nutrition, Public Health, Nutritional Epidemiology, Global/international health and nutrition, Social Sciences, Public Policy, Social Policy, Social Development, Community Development, or other relevant disciplines. Training in gender and in nutrition programmes that promote gender equality an asset.*A first University Degree in a relevant field combined with 2 additional years of professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an Advanced University Degree.
  • A minimum of eight years of relevant professional experience in development and management of nutrition related programmes or projects. Experience in monitoring gender inequalities and in programming interventions that reduce these inequalities an asset.
  • Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is required.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.
  • For every Child, you demonstrate…

    UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

    The technical competencies required for this post are:

  • Leading and Supervising I
  • Formulating Strategies and Concepts II
  • Analyzing III
  • Relating and Networking II
  • Deciding and Initiating Action II
  • Applying Technical Expertise III
  • View our competency framework at

    http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

    Remarks:

    Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

    How to apply:

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=514457

    Kenya: Programme Development and Partnership Manager

    Organization: Islamic Relief
    Country: Kenya
    Closing date: 30 Jul 2018

    Base Location: Nairobi – 80% and 20% Field

    Ref: PDPM/IPD-AF/0718

    Contract: 12 months Fixed Term

    Salary: £32,756 per annum, separate benefits packages (expats only).

    Closing Date: 30th July 2018 11:59 PM

    Islamic Relief Worldwide (IRW) is currently recruiting for the position of Programme Development and Partnership Management. The candidate will manage the national finance function and effective control of all financial matters ensuring reporting and compliance with donors and Islamic Relief financial guidelines.

    The successful candidate must have or be:

    • Minimum Master’s degree in Social Sciences, Humanities, Development Studies, International Relation/ or other relevant discipline
    • Excellent English language skills (written and spoken)
    • Proven experience with an NGO in a senior programme funding position(s) involving proposal development and donor liaison.
    • Experience of working in a country team and providing support from a distance
    • Strong computer skills (MS Word, MS Excel, MS Access, MS Power Point, MS Project, SPSS).
    • Sympathetic with aims, values & objectives of Islamic Relief.

    Pre-employment Checks:

    Any employment with Islamic Relief will be subject to the following checks:

    • screening clearance
    • receipt of satisfactory references

    Islamic Relief promotes equality and meritocracy, and seeks individuals who agree with the IR values together with our policy standards on Anti-Bribery, Child Protection and Code of Conduct.

    Please note, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    Applicants should be sympathetic to the values of Islamic Relief

    (Sincerity, Excellence, Compassion, Social Justice and Custodianship)

    Islamic Relief is an equal opportunities employer

    Please note that CV's will NOT be accepted.

    How to apply:

    If you are talented, reliable, service minded, resilient and a highly motivated professional looking for a meaningful career, with a strong commitment to IRW’s values and mission, please apply by downloading the application pack under the relevant role on our website http://www.islamic-relief.org/work-with-us and forward the completed form to Expat.Careers@irworldwide.org by the closing date.

    Kenya: CARE ASSISTANT

    Organization: Marie Stopes International
    Country: Kenya
    Closing date: 25 Jul 2018

    The care assistant position in Marie Stopes Kenya is uniquely tailored to meet the demands that are specific to our organization. Our core activities are provision of high quality, safe sexual and reproductive health services.

    As such the holder of this position may require taking up responsibilities beyond the hospital setup care/nursing assistant role. The holder of the position is required to maintain a high degree of confidentiality in matters relating to the organisation and its clients.

    Strategic Purpose of the Programme Operations Unit: to ensure excellent delivery all MSK outreach Programme activities and the development and funding of new work.

    To provide care to clients under guidance of the nurse, clinical officer and the Centre Manager/Team Leader

    Activities include:

    · Prepares and serves refreshments for staff and clients at agreed times or as directed by the team leader.

    · Provides clients' personal hygiene by giving bedpans, urinals, baths, assisting with travel to the bathroom; helping with showers and baths.

    · Provides for activities of daily living by assisting with serving meals, feeding clients as necessary; ambulating, turning, and positioning clients; providing fresh water and nourishment between meals.

    · To support clients through the provision of vocal local techniques during procedures.

    · To conduct reception area activities

    · To conduct centre clerical tasks

    · To conduct daily data entry tasks

    To provide other services that seek to promote the image of MSK

    Activities include:

    · Ensures cleanliness of the entire facility by cleaning as instructed by the team leader or other supervisors

    · Follows all aspects of the infection prevention protocol and assist in Infection Prevention activities as directed by the Team Leader

    · Ensure that theatre and bed linen is clean, pressed and available at all times.

    · Keeps the kitchen clean and neatly arranged ensuring that utensils and cutlery are accounted for and hygienically kept.

    · Runs errands as requested by the Centre Manager, such as banking daily income and buying items from petty cash, and provides the required receipts.

    · Support the Centre team members by assisting to sterilize equipment and assist in the procedures as requested by service providers

    To abide by all MSK policies and procedure in the performance of duties

    Activities include:

    · Maintains work operations by following standard operating procedures and policies.

    · Protects organization's values by keeping patient information confidential.

    · Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities which include attending CMEs

    · Documents actions by completing forms, reports, logs, and records as required.

    Knowledge, Skills and Experience

    Qualifications and Experience:

    · Minimum ‘O’ Level qualification

    · Tertiary qualification in business studies, nurse aide, customer care, front office management, or similar will be an added advantage.

    · Minimum 1 year post training working experience.

    · Knowledge of Computer is a MUST.

    Skills:

    · High regard for confidentiality

    · Good communicator – written and oral

    · High regard for client care

    · Responsible

    · Reliable

    · Understanding

    · Self confident

    · Flexible

    · Ability to be calm under pressure

    · Enthusiastic

    · Task-oriented

    · Very comfortable with team work

    · Honest

    · Ability to work flexibly to meet service needs.

    Attitude / Motivation:

    Successful performance at MSK is not simply defined in terms of ‘what’ people achieve, but equally is about ‘how’ people go about their jobs and the impact that they have on others. There are 13 key behaviours that MSK encourages in all employees and they are defined below:

    · Initiative

    Thinking ahead and taking action to make the most of opportunities by finding the optimum solution

    · Innovative

    Thinking creatively and outside of the box so that ideas generated create a positive outcome

    · Effective Communication

    Communicating through active listening and good questioning techniques, using appropriate body language, ensuring information is clear and concise.

    · Responsive

    Being responsive to changing priorities and demands

    · Working Efficiently

    Planning, prioritising and organising work to ensure work is accurate and deadlines are met

    · Sharing Information

    Sharing information and knowledge whilst maintaining confidentiality

    · Focus on Learning

    Taking responsibility for keeping knowledge and skills updated and for seeking opportunities to develop further

    · Commitment

    Awareness and understanding of goals, vision and values and how your role impacts on this and going the extra mile to meet role requirements

    · Driven

    Drive and determination to deliver results

    · Accountable

    Taking responsibility for appropriate decisions that you make, and the actions and behaviour you demonstrate

    · Embracing Change

    Openness to embracing change within the organisation and being able to adjust plans/activities accordingly

    · Motivated

    Motivation towards achieving quality results to maximise potential

    · Team Player

    Working as part of a team by being supportive, flexible and showing respect for each other

    How to apply:

    · Applications quoting the position title with a detailed CV, contact details of 3 referees including their email addresses (1 of which should be your immediate supervisor, 1 former supervisor and 1 any other but not a relative) should be submitted to: pd@mariestopes.or.ke on or before July 25, 2018.

    · Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    Kenya: Regional Programme Manager – Grants & Fundraising

    Organization: HelpAge International
    Country: Kenya
    Closing date: 25 Jul 2018

    OPEN TO KENYA NATIONALS ONLY

    HelpAge International is the secretariat to the HelpAge Global Network, which brings together a wide range of organisations and individuals working to promote the rights and meet the needs of older women and men, nationally and/or internationally.

    In Africa Region, we deliver this through a combination of programme, policy and communications work focused on our core themes of social protection, health and care. To achieve these objectives, HelpAge International Africa Region is seeking for qualified and experienced candidates to fill the role of Regional Programme Manager – Grants and Fundraising.

    The post-holder will develop & implement an Africa wide fundraising plan to grow and sustain income, efficient management of all donor contracts, work with teams to develop programmes and quality proposals, develop strategic fundraising partnerships and provide fundraising support to network members. The role will also provide capacity building support to country teams and network partners, and will travel within the region.

    He/she will have significant experience in resource mobilisation in a competitive environment and niche issue, experience in leading donor engagement and consortium building, proven experience of working with major donors and capacity building.

    How to apply:

    For a full job description, person specifications for this role and instructions on how to apply, please follow this link http://www.helpage.org//rpmgrantsfundraising

    Kenya: Social Policy Specialist, NOC, Kenya Country Office, FOR KENYAN NATIONALS ONLY

    Organization: UN Children's Fund
    Country: Kenya
    Closing date: 29 Jul 2018

    UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

    Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

    And we never give up.

    For every child, an advocate:

    How can you make a difference?

    Under direct supervision of the Social Policy Specialist (P4), the Social Policy Specialist (Social Protection) will provide programme management and direct oversight to models of integrated social protection at county level including but not limited to social protection and maternal and child health; social protection and nutrition; social protection and HIV prevention and treatment, social protection and off grid energy solutions and social protection and social welfare case management. Based on the county experiences and the evidence generated from different models the specialist will also provide technical support and evidence based advocacy at the national level for scale up of the county cash plus models. The NOC will work closely with all involved sections (health, nutrition, child protection, HIV and others) both at headquarters and zonal office level. The post will also support to coordination mechanisms for Social Protection at county and national levels.

    Summary of key functions/accountabilities: Strengthening social protection coverage and linkages with other social services for children

  • Promotes strengthening of integrated social protection systems, providing technical support to partners to improve the design of cash transfers and child grants and improve linkages with other social protection interventions such as health insurance, public works and social care services as well as complementary services and intervention related to nutrition, health, education, water and sanitation, child protection and HIV
  • Develops programme plans of action for modelling improved linkages and coordination between social protection and essential services for children, and between different levels of government structures for policy implementation.
  • Ensures the effective implementation of integrated social protection models linking beneficiaries with other social services (health, nutrition, HIV, energy, child protection etc.).
  • Works closely with the county and national government to build capacities in coordination and harmonization of the social assistance programmes with clear linkages to the cash plus agenda.
  • In the context of devolution, collaborates with central and local authorities to improve policies, planning, budgeting, consultation and accountability processes so that decisions and child-sensitive social protection more closely respond to the needs of local communities.
  • Provides technical assistance to the development of social protection policies, legislation and programmes with attention to increasing coverage of and impact on children, with special attention the most marginalized. Identifies, generates and presents evidence to support this goal in collaboration with partners.
  • Provides evidence to policy makers at national and county level on the identification of relevant policy options for improved domestic financing of child-sensitive social protection interventions.
  • Conduct monitoring and researches around social protection impact on child outcomes, and use of data and research findings for strengthening programme results.
  • Strengthened advocacy and partnerships for child-sensitive social policy

  • Supports correct and compelling use of data and evidence on the situation of children and coverage and impact of child focused services – in support of the social protection programme and the country programme overall.
  • Works with national and county Government to conduct timely, regular data-driven analysis for effective prioritization, planning, and development; facilitates results-based management for planning, adjusting, and scaling-up specific social policy initiatives and social protection in particular to reduce child poverty.
  • Establishes effective partnerships with the Government, bilateral and multilateral donors, NGOs, civil society and local leaders, the private sector, and other UN agencies to support sustained and proactive commitment to the Convention of the Rights of the Child and to achieve global UN agendas such as the Sustainable Development Goals.
  • Identifies other critical partners, promotes awareness and builds capacity of partners, and actively facilitates effective collaboration within the UN family.
  • UNICEF Programme Management

  • Manages and coordinates technical support around social protection, ensuring it is well planned, monitored, and implemented in a timely fashion so as to adequately support scale-up and delivery. Ensures risk analysis and risk mitigation are embedded into overall management of the support, in close consultation with UNICEF programme sections, Cooperating Partners, and governments.
  • Supports and contributes to effective and efficient planning, management, coordination, monitoring and evaluation of the country programme. Ensures that the social planning project enhances policy dialogue, planning, supervision, technical advice, management, training, research and support; and that the monitoring and evaluation component strengthens monitoring and evaluation of the social sectors and provides support to sectoral and decentralized information systems.
  • To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in Economics, Public Policy, Social Sciences, International Relations, Political Science, or other relevant disciplines. *A first University Degree in a relevant field combined with 2 additional years of professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an Advanced University Degree.
  • A minimum of five years of relevant professional experience in social protection/social policy.
  • Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.
  • Fluency in English and local languageis required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) is an asset.
  • For every Child, you demonstrate…

    UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

    The technical competencies required for this post are:

  • Leading and supervising (II)
  • Formulating strategies and concepts (II)
  • Analyzing (III)
  • Relating and networking (II)
  • Persuading & Influencing (II)
  • Planning & Organizing (III)
  • View our competency framework at

    http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

    Remarks:

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

    How to apply:

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=514419

    Kenya: Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning Project officer

    Organization: Islamic Relief Kenya
    Country: Kenya
    Closing date: 11 Jul 2018

    Islamic Relief- Kenya Job Description
    Job Title: Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning Project officer
    Reporting To: MEAL Coordinator Technically and field Coordinator administratively
    Base Location: Mandera Field Office 100%
    Background
    Established in 1984 in the UK, Islamic Relief is an international NGO seeking to promote sustainable economic and social development by working with local communities through relief and development activities. IR started operations in Kenya in 1993 on one to one orphans sponsorship programme through a local CBO in Mandera District, Northern Kenya. It opened its fully fledged office in March in 2006 at the height of drought in the Horn of Africa. Since then IR has been providing humanitarian and development assistance to vulnerable communities. Since 2006 IRK has remarkably changed the lives of the vulnerable and disadvantaged communities. Following this great success in Mandera, most of the programmes and best practices have been, and continue to be replicated in other parts of the country; mostly in Northern Kenya. For instance, in January 2010, IRK extended its operation to Wajir county, neighbouring Mandera. In 2011, the programme was extended to Garissa and Dadaab and in 2012, to Nairobi Slums (Korogocho slums). In 2016, IRK conducted assessment in counties of Kilifi, Kwale, Tana River and Kajiado to explore opportunities for replicating its best practices in supporting and empowering communities. IR aim to help the needy regardless of race, religion or gender and implement our work within the following Thematic Areas: Sustainable Community Empowerment; Disaster and Humanitarian Response; and Education and Child Development.
    Role Purpose
    The MEAL Officer will be a part of the Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning (MEAL) team, supporting implementation of the overall emergency response MEAL system.
    The position holder will assist MEAL team with activities, including data collection, database management and analysis, maintaining the Output and outcome Tracker (OT) and the Indicator Performance Tracking, planning and conduction field visits, assessments and evaluations, as well as providing general support in project data management. He/she will support the MEAL team and programme team to ensure learning and accountability systems are put in place and working effectively in IR projects. The will also ensure that there is regular, timely and context-specific, meaningful feedback from our staff, partners, programme participants which effectively informs and signals areas where strategic attention is required.
    Key Areas Of Accountability:
    Monitoring and Evaluation
     Contributing to programme updates for the response management and internal information sharing, on a regular basis.
     Consolidate output tracker data and support Programme Managers with data collection processes if needed
     Support Field Manager and Programme Managers with conducting assessments as needed with technical support from the MEAL Coordinator
     Participating in the development of tools and guidelines for data collection, collation and reporting, with a focus on establishing Indicator Performance Tracking Table by project and guided by the MEAL plan, systemically cross-check this data for quality, accuracy, and consistency, and providing timely feedback as necessary;
     Undertake regular monitoring to ensure project performance, quality, timeliness and accuracy vis-à-vis logical framework approaches (LFAs), results frameworks, performance monitoring plans and emerging best practices;
     Lead monitoring of field level activities with quality benchmarks and course correction action planning
    Accountability & compliance
     Ensure accountability assessments are conducted and capacity of staff built to undertake accountability assessments.
     Support Beneficiary Accountability across all programmes in keeping with the Accountability Framework, ensure prompt follow-up on feedback received
     Support programming and field staff to ensure that projects are carried out with participation from all affected communities (including women) and that information is shared with affected communities.
     Maintain the Conflict and Feedback Mechanism database and conduct regular analysis to inform decision making and future project designs
     Ensure that all programmes are designed and implemented in accordance with international standards (such as but not limited to CHS) and National standards.
    Programme Learning and documentation
     Work with programme staff to promote learning culture and ensure learning is shared across field offices by encouraging cross learning between and within sectorial teams, tracking trends and recommendations and progressing their implementation in the planning and project design where appropriate;
     Support in programme documentation and sharing of learnings at the field level.
     Participate in the design and implementation of quality evaluations (needs assessments, situational analysis, baseline, and end line assessments, real time evaluations etc;) by providing technical support and/or identifying resources within IR Kenya and externally;
     Support and/or promote utilization of data generated through MEAL activities and events such as monitoring visits, baselines, assessments, reviews, real time evaluations etc; by conducting regular and/or periodic trends analysis and producing short and precise internal reports in line with IR requirements
    Programme Quality
     Support proposal and concept note review, especially inputs such as the Logic model/theory of change, results frameworks, Programme Monitoring Framework and M & Plans
     Enhance technical quality of programme and project design through continuous trainings and reviews
     Support to examine programme implementation and assess possible improvements based on lessons learned, best practices, technical advances, etc.
    Programme/projects Reporting
     Support in ensuring that all Islamic Relief Kenya internal reporting and donor requirements are met with timely, relevant, triangulated and well data validated.
     Ensures that necessary reporting components are lined up in advance of report deadlines and responsible persons are followed up on the schedule
     Support in consolidating the monthly program reports.
     Perform any other duties and responsibilities within the overall function of MEAL as and when requested.
    QUALIFICATIONS AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS
     At least a Bachelor degree in economics, statistics, social science, community development or equivalent
     At least 3 years’ experience of working in M&E with experience of developing M&E plans, training staff, capacity building, quantitative and qualitative data collection, analysis and reporting and/or other aspects of M&E development contexts, preferably with solid experience in peace building and more than one of the Islamic Relief priority sectors: livelihoods, WASH, education, protection and emergency operations.
     Experience in setting up and/or managing M&E systems, preferably in NGO setting
     Knowledge and/or experience of working on accountability initiatives, such as information sharing and complaints response mechanisms.
     MS Office applications, Word, Excel, Power Point, Spread sheets and other Statistical software
     Ability and willingness to travel to field sites and work in remote locations, often for prolonged periods of time
     Knowledge of, European (ECHO, SNV, SIDA, DFID/UK Aid) and UN ( UNICEF, WFP, OCHA, UNDP), USAID donor regulations, procedures and requirements;
     Full Knowledge and understanding of quality and accountability standards like IR’s accountability Framework, CHS among others
     Experience in and proven ability to support, train and mentor staff and partners in monitoring and evaluation methodology
     Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching
     Strong results orientation, with the ability to challenge existing mind sets
     Ability to present complex information in a succinct and compelling manner
     Knowledge of qualitative and quantitative research methods
     Fluency in Engilish & Kiswahili
     Commitment to and understanding of Islamic Relief strategy, vision, mission, values and principles
     To be familiar with and abide by the Islamic Relief Code of Conduct and other regulatory codes

    How to apply:

    HOW TO APPLY
    For detailed Job description on the positions, kindly visit our website:
    www.islamicreliefkenya.org.
    Please send us your cover letter and detailed CV, including your qualifications and experience. Your application should also include names and addresses of three referees, a working e-mail address and daytime telephone contacts. The forwarding e-mail and cover letter must clearly indicate the position title on the subject line. Send your application to Hr.kenya@islamic-relief.or.ke by Wednesday 11th July, 2018.
    Please note that this is an urgent recruitment shortlisting will be done on a rolling basis

    Kenya: Immediate STTA 1 : Monitoring and Evaluation Expert (Non-key) – Kenya

    Organization: Bureau for Institutional Reform and Democracy
    Country: Kenya
    Closing date: 31 Jul 2018

    The Bureau for Institutional Reform and Democracy – BiRD GmbH is currently accepting applications for a Immediate STTA 1: Monitoring and Evaluation Expert (Non-key expert) for the EU-funded project Support to the National Legal Aid Service of the Department of Justice Under the Programme for Legal Empowerment and Aid Delivery (PLEAD) in Kenya.

    Position: Immediate STTA 1: Monitoring and Evaluation Expert (Non-key expert)

    Project Location: Kenya

    The Monitoring and Evaluation Expert shall complete a full needs assessment of legal aid both retrospectively and prospectively using qualitative and quantitative tools to, among other things, inform the implementation of PLEAD Outcome 1 including the setting of baselines. The estimated duration of the assignment is +- 3 months. The expert is expected to start as soon as possible after the signing of the service contract with the contractor.

    Qualifications and Skills

    • University level education: Master's degree.
    • Fluency in spoken and written English.

    General professional experience

    • A minimum of 5 years working experience in managing or implementing international development cooperation programmes.

    Specific professional experience

    • A minimum of 3 years working experience in monitoring and evaluation of international development assistance programmes.
    • A minimum of 3 years working experience in managing or implementing international rule of law projects.
    • Knowledge of the Kenyan "justice sector" context would be an added advantage.

    How to apply:

    All experts must be independent and free from conflicts of interest in the responsibilities they take on.

    Applications and updated CVs are accepted on a rolling basis and should be submitted until 31 July, 2018 to: jobs@birdmunich.de

    Please note that only excellent experts meeting most or all of the above mentioned criteria and having excellent and verifiable record will be considered.

    Kenya: Immediate STTA 2: Regulatory Drafting Expert (Non-key) – Kenya

    Organization: Bureau for Institutional Reform and Democracy
    Country: Kenya
    Closing date: 31 Jul 2018

    The Bureau for Institutional Reform and Democracy – BiRD GmbH is currently accepting applications for a Immediate STTA 2: Regulatory Drafting Expert (Non-key expert) for the EU-funded project Support to the National Legal Aid Service of the Department of Justice Under the Programme for Legal Empowerment and Aid Delivery (PLEAD) in Kenya.

    Position: Immediate STTA 2: Regulatory Drafting Expert (Non-key expert)

    Project Location: Kenya

    The Regulatory Drafting Advisor shall assist the NLAS and its Board in drafting regulations to implement the Legal Aid Act of 2016. The estimated duration of the assignment is+- 3 months. The expert is expected to start as soon as possible after the signing of the service contract with the contractor.

    Qualifications and skills

    • University level education (master's degree) in law or other relevant discipline.
    • Fluency in spoken and written English.

    General professional experience

    • At least 3 years working experience in the implementation or management of international development projects.
    • At least 3 years working experience in research, advice, and/or support to the drafting of laws or regulations authorized by legislation.

    Specific professional experience

    • At least three 3 years working experience in legislation or regulation drafting.
    • Familiarity with common law systems of justice.
    • Knowledge of the Kenyan legal context would be an added advantage.

    How to apply:

    All experts must be independent and free from conflicts of interest in the responsibilities they take on.

    Applications and updated CVs are accepted on a rolling basis and should be submitted until 31 July, 2018 to: jobs@birdmunich.de

    Please note that only excellent experts meeting most or all of the above mentioned criteria and having excellent and verifiable record will be considered.

    Kenya: Immediate STT Al : Monitoring and Evaluation Expert (Non-key) – Kenya

    Organization: Bureau for Institutional Reform and Democracy
    Country: Kenya
    Closing date: 31 Jul 2018

    The Bureau for Institutional Reform and Democracy – BiRD GmbH is currently accepting applications for a Immediate STTA 1: Monitoring and Evaluation Expert (Non-key expert) for the EU-funded project Support to the National Legal Aid Service of the Department of Justice Under the Programme for Legal Empowerment and Aid Delivery (PLEAD) in Kenya.

    Position: Immediate STTA 1: Monitoring and Evaluation Expert (Non-key expert)

    Project Location: Kenya

    The Monitoring and Evaluation Expert shall complete a full needs assessment of legal aid both retrospectively and prospectively using qualitative and quantitative tools to, among other things, inform the implementation of PLEAD Outcome 1 including the setting of baselines. The estimated duration of the assignment is +- 3 months. The expert is expected to start as soon as possible after the signing of the service contract with the contractor.

    Qualifications and Skills

    • University level education: Master's degree.
    • Fluency in spoken and written English.

    General professional experience

    • A minimum of 5 years working experience in managing or implementing international development cooperation programmes.

    Specific professional experience

    • A minimum of 3 years working experience in monitoring and evaluation of international development assistance programmes.
    • A minimum of 3 years working experience in managing or implementing international rule of law projects.
    • Knowledge of the Kenyan "justice sector" context would be an added advantage.

    How to apply:

    All experts must be independent and free from conflicts of interest in the responsibilities they take on.

    Applications and updated CVs are accepted on a rolling basis and should be submitted until 31 July, 2018 to: jobs@birdmunich.de

    Please note that only excellent experts meeting most or all of the above mentioned criteria and having excellent and verifiable record will be considered.