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

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

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

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

PART I

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

Estimated level of the assignment

NOC/P3

Location of Assignment: Nairobi with frequent travel to Kakamega County

Duration of contract: 90 Days in period of 5 months

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

Reporting to: UNICEF, Social Protection Specialist

Background and Justification

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Scope of Work

Goal and Objective

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

RWPPCR/IRs areas covered

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

The broad objectives of this consultancy would be:

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

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

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

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

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

Programme Re-design activities

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

Lead consultations, reflections process

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

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

Update Operation manual and design documents

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

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

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

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

Targeting and selection process

1. Review the enrolment process including the family visits

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

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

Community engagement:

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

1. increase community participation and more specifically male involvement,

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

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

Complaints and Grievances mechanisms

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

Reporting

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

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

Strengthen the economic Inclusion and linkages to the productive sector

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

Deliverables:

Deliverables

Duration (Estimated # of days)

Timeline/Deadline

Schedule of Payment

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

10

August 15th

1st instalment (10%)

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

10

August 31st

2nd Instalment (30%)

A County planning and consultation workshop facilitated including workshop report

10

October 15th

A draft programme design including operational manuals

30

November 30th

3rd Instalment (30%)

Final programme design document including comments and feedbacks

30

December 30th

4th Instalment (30%)

Total number of days

90

N.B.

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

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

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

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

Required qualifications, desired competencies, technical background and experience

The consultant should have the following skills and qualifications: –

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

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

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

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

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

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

• Strong writing and oral communication skills

• Proven ability to negotiate and lead discussions

• Ability to travel in the field

Conditions

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

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

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

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

Risks

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

How to apply:

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

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Kenya: Regional Research and Learning Coordinator

Organization: Save the Children
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 19 Jun 2018

Child Safeguarding: Level 3 – the responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with or access to children or young people

ROLE PURPOSE: As a key member of the East and Southern Africa (ESA) regional programme quality support team, the Regional Research and Learning Coordinator is responsible for supporting Country Offices in generating and using evidence to achieve impact for children. He/she will support documentation and dissemination of the impact of our programmes within and outside ESA region.

Contract Duration: 2 years

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

· Master's degree in international development or in one or more of Save the Children's thematic areas (e.g. education, public health, nutrition, child protection, child rights and livelihoods& food security)

· At least 6 years' experience in program Monitoring, Evaluation and Research preferably in research focused positions

· Knowledge and demonstrated experience in leading the design and implementation of program evaluations and other research.

  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills and an ability to produce and disseminate research and evaluation findings to a variety of audiences
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills, including the ability to collaborate effectively in networks and communities of practice
  • A flexible and resourceful attitude with the ability to manage and prioritise an unpredictable workload.
  • Proven analytical and problem solving skills in order to understand the range and content of both development and emergency programmes' work and provide practical solutions to operational challenges.
  • Proven data analysis and report writing skills with proficiency in data analysis software
  • Cross-cultural experience, understanding and sensitivity;

Commitment to Save the Children aims, values and policies, including child safeguarding and data protection.

How to apply:

Please follow this link to apply: http://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=bW9uaWNhLjUxNTQ2LjM4MzBAc2F2ZXRoZWNoaWxkcmVuYW8uYXBsaXRyYWsuY29t

Massive Recruitment at Port Florence Community Hospital, Kenya

Sonographer / Radiographer


Port Florence Community Hospital with the aim to expand and reach out to different communities in order to provide healthcare services has opened new branches: SIAYA MEDICAL CENTRE IN SIAYA COUNTY GANJONI HOSPITAL IN MOMBASA COUNTY that are now recruiting for immediate placement.

Applications are invited from qualified candidates across the country for this position.

Qualifications

·         Diploma in Medical Imaging Sciences.

·         Higher diploma in ultrasound added Advantage.

·         Registered with a valid license by The Kenya Radiation Protection Board.

·         Proven over 2 years working experience in a similar role from a reputable and busy environment.

Hospital Matrons

Port Florence Community Hospital with the aim to expand and reach out to different communities in order to provide healthcare services has opened new branches: SIAYA MEDICAL CENTRE IN SIAYA COUNTY GANJONI HOSPITAL IN MOMBASA COUNTY that are now recruiting for immediate placement.

Applications are invited from qualified candidates across the country for this position.

Qualifications

·         Bachelor’s degree in Nursing or its equivalent.

·         Be registered with the Nursing Council and possess a current license.

·         Proven working experience of over 5 years post registration, three of them in a similar position

Clinical Officers

Port Florence Community Hospital with the aim to expand and reach out to different communities in order to provide healthcare services has opened new branches: SIAYA MEDICAL CENTRE IN SIAYA COUNTY & GANJONI HOSPITAL IN MOMBASA COUNTY that are now recruiting for immediate placement.

Applications are invited from qualified candidates across the country for this position.

Qualification  

·         Diploma in Clinical Medicine and Surgery and above from a recognized training institution.

·         Have a registration certificate and a valid practicing license issued by the Clinical Officers Council of Kenya.

·         Computer literate.

·         Proven over 2 years working experience in a similar role from a reputable and busy facility.

Health Records Information Officers

Port Florence Community Hospital with the aim to expand and reach out to different communities in order to provide healthcare services has opened new branches: SIAYA MEDICAL CENTRE IN SIAYA COUNTY GANJONI HOSPITAL IN MOMBASA COUNTY that are now recruiting for immediate placement.

Applications are invited from qualified candidates across the country for this position.

Qualifications

·         Diploma in Health Records & Information Technology.

·         Proven 2 years working experience in a similar role from a reputable and busy environment.

·         Computer literate.

·         Coordination & Reporting Skills

Hospital Administrators

Port Florence Community Hospital with the aim to expand and reach out to different communities in order to provide healthcare services has opened new branches: SIAYA MEDICAL CENTRE IN SIAYA COUNTY GANJONI HOSPITAL IN MOMBASA COUNTY that are now recruiting for immediate placement.

Applications are invited from qualified candidates across the country for this position.

Qualifications

·         Bachelor’s degree in Healthcare Administration, Business Administration / Management or any other relevant field.

·         Proven work experience of at least 5 years in a senior management capacity in a similar position.

·         Basic accounting skills & Computer Literate.

·         Strong communication and customer care skills.

Laboratory Technologists

Port Florence Community Hospital with the aim to expand and reach out to different communities in order to provide healthcare services has opened new branches: SIAYA MEDICAL CENTRE IN SIAYA COUNTY GANJONI HOSPITAL IN MOMBASA COUNTY that are now recruiting for immediate placement.

Applications are invited from qualified candidates across the country for this position.

Qualifications

·         Diploma in Laboratory Technology.

·         Registered by KMLTTB with current practicing license.

·         Proven over 2 years working experience in a similar role from a reputable and busy laboratory.

Medical Officers

Port Florence Community Hospital with the aim to expand and reach out to different communities in order to provide healthcare services has opened new branches: SIAYA MEDICAL CENTRE IN SIAYA COUNTY GANJONI HOSPITAL IN MOMBASA COUNTY that are now recruiting for immediate placement.

Applications are invited from qualified candidates across the country for this position.

Qualifications

·         Bachelor’s degree in Medicine and Surgery (MBChB) from a recognized university.

·         Proven 2 years working experience in a similar role from a reputable and busy facility.

·         Be Registered with Kenya Medical Practitioner and Dentist Board and possess a current license.

·         Computer literate.

Nurses (BSN, RGN, ICU, Midwifes & Renal Nurses)

Port Florence Community Hospital with the aim to expand and reach out to different communities in order to provide healthcare services has opened new branches: SIAYA MEDICAL CENTRE IN SIAYA COUNTY GANJONI HOSPITAL IN MOMBASA COUNTY that are now recruiting for immediate placement.

Applications are invited from qualified candidates across the country for this position.

Qualifications

·         Diploma Holder.

·         Registered Community Health Nurse (KRCHN).

·         Must be registered with the Nursing Regulatory Body.

·         Proven over 2 years working experience in a similar role from a reputable and busy environment.

Pharmaceutical Technologists 

Port Florence Community Hospital with the aim to expand and reach out to different communities in order to provide healthcare services has opened new branches: SIAYA MEDICAL CENTRE IN SIAYA COUNTY GANJONI HOSPITAL IN MOMBASA COUNTY that are now recruiting for immediate placement.

Applications are invited from qualified candidates across the country for this position.

Qualifications

·         Diploma in Pharmaceutical Technology.

·         Valid and up to date registration license by the Pharmacy and Poisons Board.

·         Proven over 2 years working experience in a similar role from a reputable and busy environment.

·         Computer literate.

How to Apply

Applicants to send Cover letter, CV and testimonials clearly indicating position applied for and Hospital choice to:

Human Resource Manager ,

Port Florence Community Hospital

P.O Box 3417

Kisumu.

OR Send by mail to hr.portflorence@gmail.com. Email subject line to read the position applied for & the Hospital choice. Applications to reach us by Friday, 4th May 2018.

While we thank all applicants, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Kenya: Monitoring, Verification and Reporting Officer

Organization: International Business & Technical Consultants, Inc.
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 30 Apr 2018

Overview:

IBTCI is seeking a Monitoring, Verification, and Reporting (MV&R) Officer for its project based in Nairobi, Kenya. This position will ensure timely completion of all program verifications throughout Somalia in compliance with the SPSS quality control protocols. This position is open to Kenya nationals only.

Essential Duties/Tasks and Responsibilities:

· Ensure timely completion of all program monitoring, verifications and reporting in compliance with the project’s quality control protocols.

· Directly supervise Somalia-based third-party monitoring partners.

· Work closely with third-party monitoring partners to ensure all USAID/Somalia Implementing Partners’ data and reports are complete, accurate and consistent.

· Design and develop qualitative monitoring verification tools.

· Collaborate with staff and consultants on qualitative monitoring and verification to provide relevant information for ongoing M&E project activities.

· Prepare and compile MVR reports including collation and attachment of relevant support documentation.

· Participate in preparation/delivery of USAID quarterly presentations.

· Design/update templates for use by report writers.

· Facilitate training on tools/protocols and MVR processes to field supervisors, team leaders, and monitors.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

· Research experience, including writing high-quality research reports and disseminating results to various stakeholders.

· Experience managing field-based staff preferred.

· Prior experience in a remote setting.

· Proven analytical and research skills.

· High level of initiative to innovate and lead in remote and resource-limited settings.

· Strong interpersonal and communication skills.

· Strict attention to detail.

· Proven ability to work well in small teams and with minimal supervision.

Minimum Requirements:

· At least 3 years of monitoring and verification experience in a donor-funded, international organization required.

· Demonstrated experience with qualitative methods.

· Strong knowledge of project monitoring, evaluation and verification required.

· Willingness and ability to travel to various project sites in Somalia as needed required.

· Experience with field data collection using the mobile technology required.

· Oral and written fluency in English and Somali required.

· Must have significant experience working in Somalia.

· Strong oral and written communication skills.

Education: Bachelor’s degree in a social or natural science discipline required.

Working Environment: Work is typically performed in an office environment with some field work.

Physical Requirements: This is largely a sedentary position that requires the ability to speak, hear, see, and lift small objects up to 20 lbs.

Supervisory Responsibility: This position does have supervisory responsibilities.

Travel: International travel required and may include travel to fragile and/or post-conflict zones.

Work Authorization: Candidate must be authorized to work in Nairobi, Kenya.

No phone calls, please. All candidates will be acknowledged, but only final candidates for particular activities will be contacted.

IBTCI is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity for all persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, disabled veteran or Vietnam-era veteran, or any other classification protected by applicable anti-discrimination laws. We prohibit and do not tolerate any form of discrimination or harassment.

How to apply:

Please follow the link: https://careers-ibtci.icims.com/jobs/1849/monitoring-verification-and-reporting-%28mv%26r%29-officer/job

Kenya: Communications Manager

Organization: African Institute for Development Policy
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 05 Mar 2018

The Communications Manager will lead the work of AFIDEP’s communications and policy engagement unit, overseeing the design and implementation of an innovative communications and policy-influencing strategy that will raise AFIDEP’s profile as a regional development policy institute and enhance the role of research evidence in development processes in Africa.

Key Responsibilities

Communications, Visibility and Profiling

  • Design and oversee the implementation of AFIDEP’s communications and policy-influencing strategy;
  • Oversee the development of a recognizable AFIDEP brand as a leading policy institute in promoting and enabling evidence uptake in development efforts in all sectors, and supporting evidence synthesis and use in three areas, namely: population change and sustainable development; reproductive, maternal, child and adolescent health; and transformative education and skills development.
  • Identify and develop relationships with key media outlets to stimulate increased use of evidence in public policy debates;
  • Disseminate evidence and encourage critical debate on development issues based on evidence.

Partnerships and Resource Mobilisation

  • Build and maintain collaborative partnerships with governments, academic institutions, research institution, implementing agencies and funders;
  • Build relations with potential end users of evidence and other institutions that generate and promote use of research evidence;
  • Contribute to AFIDEP’s fundraising plans through concept and proposal development.

Capacity Strengthening

  • Support internal and external capacity strengthening efforts aimed at improving the communication and utilisation of research evidence in decision-making in development efforts.

Required Qualifications, Skills, Knowledge and Experience

A Masters Degree in Communications/International Relations/Policy Studies with at least 5 years’ experience in policy research communication and advocacy in the development sector or a related field, including at least three years at an international level.

Skills

  • Excellent writing and technical editing skills, especially policy-oriented publications, media products
  • Excellent presentation and public-speaking skills
  • Technical skills in publications design, web design and management, and social media platforms
  • Ability to negotiate and form credible relationships within organisation as well as with senior decision-makers in external institutions
  • Skilled communicator, able to dialogue effectively with a wide range of audiences/constituencies and to represent the organisation with authority and credibility to the outside world, including the media
  • Ability to convey technical arguments in clear and vivid prose.
  • Proven skill in translating research and evidence into effective advocacy strategies that have achieved policy change at a national or international level.

Knowledge

  • Excellent understanding of public policymaking and legislative processes, and the role of research in these processes
  • African context and how this influences decision-making in the areas of health, population and development
  • Global developments in development policy, global health, among others
  • Good knowledge of current issues and debates in development policy and international development politics

Experience

  • Experience in policy engagement and advocacy work;
  • Experience in research communications and research evidence translation;
  • Proven success in developing and delivering effective country, regional or international policy engagement strategies;
  • Well-networked with a strong knowledge of regional and pan-African development and socio-economic issues;
  • Competency in facilitating national and international advocacy activities.

This position will be for a period of 2 years, with possibility of extension. A competitive remuneration package will be offered commensurate with qualifications and experience.

How to apply:

Applicants are required to send their 1) one-page cover letter, 2) CV (including three relevant referees), and 3) two-page statement detailing career goals and interests not later than March 5, 2018 to:

Finance and Administration Manager

African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP),

6th Floor Wing A, Westcom Point Building, Mahiga Mairu Avenue,

Westlands P.O. Box 14688-00800, Westlands, Nairobi, Kenya

Email: hr@afidep.org

Kenya: Communication and Capacity Building Officer

Organization: Tax Justice Network-Africa
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 28 Feb 2018

Job Grade: D

Reports to: Communications, Campaigns and Outreach Manager

ABOUT US

The Tax Justice Network Africa (TJNA) is a Pan African organisation and member of the Global Alliance for Tax Justice. TJNA aims to promote socially just, accountable and progressive taxation systems in Africa. We advocates for pro-poor taxation systems and the strengthening of tax regimes to promote domestic resource mobilisation. TJNA aims to challenge harmful tax policies and practices that favour the wealthy and those that aggravate and perpetuate inequality.

ABOUT THE ROLE

The position-holder is responsible for the implementation of the communication strategy of TJNA as well as the input in the development and lead in the implementation of a capacity building strategy to reinforce TJNA’s advocacy, mobilisation and growth.

KEY RESPONSIBILITES

  • Establish and maintain contacts with national and international media and develop champions of tax justice issues through person-to-person advocacy, provision of media briefing kits and other TJNA material.
  • Manage the organisation’s website and social media channels.
  • Identify and utilise opportunities for media engagements and organise in collaboration with the relevant officers and where necessary, with TJNA members.
  • Propose media coverage plans for TJNA’s activities to create, enhance and perpetuate relationships with the identified media.
  • To lead in integration of Information Technology and systems to improve efficiency and effectiveness of organization knowledge management.
  • Prepare media advisories, press releases, speeches, talking points, presentations, and other visual aids as necessary to support messaging.
  • Conceptualise, develop, and package materials for publication and publicity, such as newsletters, brochures, leaflets, videos with the relevant Policy Lead.
  • Ensure TJNA produces content both in French and in English.
  • Track news relating to tax and other development issues from print, broadcast, and social media, and identify opportunities for each issue.
  • Monitor media coverage of TJNA’s work in and outside Africa and ensure key activities are captured and disseminated on TJNA’s digital platforms.
  • Lead in the development and coordination a capacity building programme for staff and wider constituencies (Journalists, Parliamentarians, and CSO’s).
  • Lead in the design, development and adaptation of high-quality tools and resources for capacity building within and outside TJNA.
  • Initiate, develop and coordinate capacity building activities for TJNA’s secretariat staff members.
  • Launch and carry out capacity building learning projects towards members of TJNA
  • Keep abreast of developments in capacity building practice and recommend enhancements to TJNA’s efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Share results and experiences of the Capacity Building Programme with relevant constituencies.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITY AREAS

• Communications

• Capacity Building

• Programme Reporting

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

· Degree or equivalence in journalism, development communication, political science or other related field.

· Postgraduate qualification would be an added advantage

REQUIRED COMPETENCIES & EXPERIENCE

• At least 3 years of experience in communications and media work, preferably with a an NGO or CSO working at regional level

• An understanding of Tax issues and how various social, economic and political issues interact.

• Ability to work on own initiative to build on and develop the job, combined with the ability to work effectively as part of a team.

• Good interpersonal and communications skills.

• Good writing skills- able to write press releases, letters to the editor, country briefs, etc.

• Proven IT skills.

• Ability to design effective communication products, lead formulation of communication messages and strategies.

• Ability to develop relationships with the media, other civil society organizations, and networks.

• Proven ability to communicate and work in both English and French is a must.

• Good program management skills.

• Highly organized, with good attention to detail and developed ability to prioritize multiple tasks to meet tight deadlines and organize work. • Proven experience of using MS office application (Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint) and desktop publishing software.

How to apply:

Interested candidates who meet the requirements above are requested to submit their detailed CVs alongside a letter of motivation including Salary expectation to the following email address by Wednesday 28th February, 2018 to recruit@taxjusticeafrica.net :0;

Kenya: Regional MEAL and Research Coordinator

Organization: Save the Children
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 22 Feb 2018

Regional MEAL and Research Coordinator

Save the Children is the world's leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children's lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfil their potential.

We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

We have over two million supporters worldwide and raised 1.9 billion dollars last year to reach more children than ever before, through programmes in health, nutrition, education, protection and child rights, also in times of humanitarian crises.

Following a major transition, our international programmes are now delivered through a merged operation with 15,000 staff, managed through seven regional hubs and reporting to a relatively small, central office. We're changing to become more efficient, more aligned, a better partner, a stronger advocate, a magnet for world-class people and relevant for the 21st century.

Role Purpose:

As a key member of the East and Southern Africa (ESA) regional programme quality support team, the Regional MEAL and Research Coordinator is responsible for supporting Country Offices to embed MEAL and advance learning through quality research and evaluation. He/she provides support to country offices to strengthen different components of MEAL especially learning through research and evaluation, facilitating the dissemination of outcomes within and beyond the ESA region.

Contract Duration: 1 Year

Location: Nairobi

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Master's degree in international development or in one or more of Save the Children's thematic areas (e.g. education, public health, nutrition, child protection, child rights and livelihoods& food security)
  • At least 6 years' experience in Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, Learning and Research
  • Knowledge and demonstrated experience in designing and implementing research and evaluations

  • Ability to synthesise large reports and write concise briefs using infographics as well as produce and deliver high quality presentations

  • Understanding of the principles for creating and maintaining communities of practice

  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills, including the ability to collaborate effectively in networks and communities of practice

  • Excellent verbal and written communication in English

  • A flexible and resourceful attitude with the ability to manage and prioritise an unpredictable workload.

  • Proven analytical and problem solving skills in order to understand the range and content of the emergency programmes' work and provide practical solutions to operational challenges.

  • Proven data analysis and report writing skills

  • Good understanding of child participation, child protection and child rights governance issues

  • Cross-cultural experience, understanding and sensitivity;

  • Strong self-starter who is able to take initiative

  • Commitment to Save the Children aims, values and policies, including child safeguarding and data protection

  • Excellent interpersonal and written and oral communication skills;

Please apply in English saving your CV and covering letter as a single document. To see a full a job description, please visit our website at www.savethechildren.net/jobs

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Kenya: Gender and Conflicts Management Coordinator

Organization: Adeso
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 19 Feb 2018

GENDER AND CONFLICTS MANAGEMENT COORDINATOR: VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

Organization: Adeso – African Development Solutions, www.adesoafrica.org

Position Title: Gender and Conflicts Management Coordinator

Reporting To: Economic and Livelihood Development Manager

Working With: Adeso Programs Team

Program/Duty Station: Nairobi with Frequent Travel to Somalia

Duration: Six (6) Months (With a Possibility of Extension)

ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT

Adeso, formally known as Horn Relief, is an expanding and vibrant African based international development and humanitarian organization. At Adeso, we work with African communities who are yet to realize their full potential; working inside these communities to create environments in which Africans can thrive. Our belief that economic, social and environmental security is the bedrock of a healthy community drives the nature and intent of our programming. We work to prevent and overcome situations that adversely affect community well-being by: reinvigorating the economy, developing skills for life and work, providing humanitarian aid, and influencing policy.

For the past 20 years we have strengthened rural livelihoods through environmental awareness, training, technology transfer and innovative humanitarian projects in pursuit of a peaceful, self-reliant, and greener future. Currently, Adeso has programs in Somalia, Kenya and South Sudan. Adeso is an exciting and dynamic organization experiencing managed rapid growth. It offers sound employment conditions with opportunities for personal growth and development.

POSITION SUMMARY

Adeso is implementing an Economic and Development, Youths’ Skills Development and Enterprise Development Project in Afmadow and Bardheera in Jubaland state, Somalia. The project is an innovative response to the current situation in Somalia, with a low rate of youths’ employment, a high rate of uneducated youths, low capacity in the community economic development as result of several protracted factors – conflicts, disasters and the long civil war in the country. The 15 months Economic and Livelihood Development, Enhancing Youths’ Skills and Employment Project creation, is expected to contribute to the government vision of increasing the human capital, and economic and livelihood development in line with the National Development Plan.

Adeso is seeking a qualified Gender and Conflicts Management Coordinator to be based in Nairobi with frequent travel to the project areas in Jubaland, Somalia. The incumbent will lead the initial participatory assessment on gender and conflicts issues in the project areas, develop the program guidelines on mainstreaming gender and conflicts in program implementation. The incumbent will build the capacity of the project team, the local authority and the partners on gender and conflicts management.

POSITION PURPOSE

· Program Vision

· Assessments and Guidelines Development

· Capacity Building

· Mainstreaming

SPECIFIC ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Program Vision

· Responsible for the strategic leadership in gender and conflicts management in programing, setting benchmark indicators and developing program guideline in this field. Developing the capacity of the local authority, the program partners and Adeso project team on gender and conflicts management and mainstreaming in the implementation process.

Assessments and Guidelines Development, Capacity Building and Mainstreaming

· Lead in the initial participatory assessment at the project locations, identify and documents the gender and conflicts parameters that are relevant to the project objective and the donor requirement.

· Develop the programing guidelines – simple, effective and easy to use field practical guidelines, with indicators and data collection tools for the project team while contributing to the organizational guideline and strategy on gender and conflicts management.

· Continuously monitor the implementation of the action plans, review the progress and adjust as necessary in order to realize the program requirement.

· Mainstream the gender and conflicts indicators and tools in the program MEAL systems, ensuring there is easy to use specific data collection tools, indicator tracker and reporting format for the thematic field.

· Identify staff capacity gaps on gender and conflicts management and provide tailored training and workshops on developing staff skills- that are appropriate to the program requirement.

· Identify knowledge and attitude gaps among the partners and the local authority and provide tailored capacity development through formal training, review workshops and joint working action plans that meet the project requirement.

· Identify program activities and in discussion with the project manager and the project team, mainstream gender and conflicts activity action plan into the day to day implementation of the project activities. ensure the mainstreaming is considered in all the project implementation phases- the development of the work plan, the project staff orientation, the community, local authority and partners’ engagement, the project regular monitoring tools, MEAL systems /database and the project performance assessment- baseline and final external evaluations.

· Support preparation, documentation and dissemination of information related to the gender and conflicts issues relevant to economic and livelihood, development as well as vocational skills training and youth employment in the project areas.

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS

· Master’s degree in Gender and Conflicts Management from recognized institutions or first degree with at least 4 years’ experience in similar context acceptable.

· At least 4 years’ experience in gender and conflicts programing in East Africa, previous experience in Somalia is desirable.

· Demonstrated experiences on actual gender and conflicts program management, either stand alone or mainstreamed in larger program is desirable.

· Proven experience in program management- project cycle management, MEAL systems and reporting.

· Solid experience on community level assessments, community and stakeholders’ participatory assessment-including understanding on assessment design, quality assurance in data collection and report writing.

· Proven experiences in institutional guidelines development in the relevant thematic focus, implementation of such guidelines / strategy through mainstreaming approach or standalone focus.

· Excellent trainer on gender and conflicts management, previous experiences in similar context is desirable.

· Ability to mainstream gender and conflicts initiatives in ongoing programs.

· Ability to work in local communities in mainstreaming gender and conflicts in the community development level.

· Robust skills and capacity on monitoring, evaluation and reporting required. Excellent writing skills is essential requirement in this position.

· Ability to work in a team, dynamic and flexible in planning to ensure the project activities in the related thematic focus are realized even in challenging environment.

· Proven work experience in Somalia/Somaliland is desired. Qualified Somali speaking candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

How to apply:

This is a challenging opportunity for a dedicated and highly motivated professional. If you would like to join this dynamic team, please submit your application to jobs@adesoafrica.org, quoting “Gender and Conflicts Management Coordinator” in the email subject matter, by 19th February, 2018**.

Each application should be addressed to the Regional Human Resources Manager and include the following:

· An updated CV; and

· An application letter which should include remuneration requirements and contact information for three work-related referees.

Applications not including all of the above information will not be reviewed. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Adeso is an equal opportunity employer

Kenya: CALL FOR CONSULTANTS – WRITERS

Organization: AGRA
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 10 Feb 2018

CALL FOR CONSULTANTS – WRITERS

Client’s Contact Details

Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA)

West End Towers, 4th Floor, Kanjata Road, off Muthangari Drive

P.O. Box 66773 Westlands, 00800 Nairobi, Kenya

Main Off. Tel: +254 (20) 3675 000

Contact Person

Head of Procurement at procurement@agra.org

BACKGROUND

The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa – AGRA, is an African-led alliance focused on putting smallholder farmers at the center of the continent’s growing economy by transforming agriculture from a solitary struggle to survive into farming as a business that thrives.

Founded in 2006, at a time when agricultural development was emerging from a 20-year decline characterized by minimal growth and investment in the sector, AGRA’s mission is to catalyze and sustain an agricultural transformation in Africa through innovation-driven productivity increases and access to markets and finance that improve the livelihoods of smallholder farmers.

From the beginning, AGRA was positioned to tailor the research, technologies, and lessons of the world to the needs and opportunities of smallholder farmers in particular agro-ecologies and farming systems. AGRA’s approach was private sector driven and represented a more robust and sustainable way of addressing chronic, systemic failures in African agricultural development.

Together with its partners—including African governments, researchers, donors, the private sector and civil society— AGRA works to catalyze an agricultural transformation in Africa through innovation-driven and sustainable productivity increases and access to innovative finance and markets that improve the livelihoods of smallholder farmers.

As the sector that employs the majority of Africa’s people, nearly all of them smallholder farmers, AGRA recognizes that transforming agriculture into a productive, efficient, and sustainable system is essential to ensuring food security, lifting millions out of poverty, and driving equitable growth across the continent.

AGRA will aim to catalyze and sustain inclusive agricultural transformations through integrated, country-based investment plans in 11 countries with high potential for take-off over the next five years. To deliver this transformation, AGRA and partners will draw on experiences gained over the last decade to implement a fully integrated set of activities in 11 countries located mainly in three high-potential, under-exploited agro-ecologies – the Guinea Savannah Zone (West Africa), the East African Highlands, and the Miombo Woodland (Southern Africa), where it has developed agricultural technologies, understands the landscape and has strong partnerships.

AGRA’s overall vision of success is centered on three headline goals to achieve by 2020 through its efforts to catalyze, convene, and align with an alliance of partners and grantees:

  • To support 11 African countries on a pathway to create and sustain agricultural transformation. The investment will empower AGRA to work through an ecosystem of public and private partners to work with government and private sector to overcome bottlenecks and unlock transformation. As part of this effort, AGRA will work to generate evidence and follow up with targeted technical, planning and coordination support.
  • To increase the incomes and food security for 9 million farm households through the direct result of activities of AGRA, grantees, and partners to increase productivity and access to markets and finance in six countries where it is seeking to catalyze an agricultural transformation. At this level, AGRA wants to help farmers adopt an integrated package of improved seeds, fertilizers, and agronomic practices that close the yield gap sustainably in staple crops, and consequently enabled to support and improve their families’ well-being – through increased food security and additional income.
  • To contribute to increasing the incomes and food security of another 21 million farm households through the contributions of AGRA, grantees, and partners to policies, programs, and partnerships that increase productivity and access to markets and finance in other countries where an agricultural transformation is already under way, but needs to be sustained.

In the attainment of these goals, AGRA will support progress towards transformation through integrated delivery approaches to achieve tipping points – the moment when the build-up of new activities, innovations, and solutions becomes self-sustaining and will no longer need AGRA’s support- at farmer, system and national level. This will minimize the philanthropic and public subsidy required from AGRA, while also ensuring these contributions are catalytic and create sustainable change at scale.

Communication has been central to this transformation and will play an even more crucial role in ensuring that our messages and stories of change and impact are pro-actively identified, packaged in formats that appeal and shared through multiple digital platforms optimizing, traditional, new and social media.

To complement our in-house capabilities and capacity to deliver a world class communication function, we are hiring consultant editors, writers, stringers and a technology developer. The consultants will be engaged for an initial period of one year based on performance. The consultant will be commissioned for specific deliverables.

WRITERS

Duties and Responsibilities

Planning:

· Discuss with the communications team and the senior management to have the best understanding of writing requirements;

· Pinpoint relevant content themes and create compelling content that will resonate with target audiences;

· Undertake in-depth research to identify key trends to inform the production of thought leadership pieces

Generating Content:

· Commission and edit news and feature stories for on African agriculture, reflecting AGRA's communications priorities and key messages and liaising with the AGRA communications team.

· Write, edit and create compelling Op-eds, fact sheets, white papers, blogs and any other content;

· Repurpose content as needed;

· Ensure all content is on-brand, consistent in terms of style, quality and tone of voice, and optimized for search and user experience for all channels of content including online, social media, email, video, print (whitepapers, case studies, fact sheets) and in-person.

Content Review:

· Work with owners of particular content to review and sign-off

· Conduct ongoing usability tests to gauge content effectiveness.

Functional Competencies:

· Strategic vision and strong analytical capabilities;

· Excellent verbal and written communication skills;

· Sound political judgment and highly developed inter-personal skills;

· Must have strong organizational skills and attention to detail;

· Ability to quickly adjust priorities to respond to pressing demands.

· Strong editorial judgement, including ethical and political awareness.

· Excellent communication and editorial skills.

· Strong understanding of the global media environment, including grasp of social media.

General Requirements:

· Highly developed writing and editing skills.

· Proven ability to produce incisive, thought provoking and in-depth pieces.

· Experience working in sensitive and fast-moving news, communications, advocacy and/or fundraising contexts.

· Proven ability to conceptualize, plan and execute ideas as well as transfer knowledge and skills.

· Excellent written, oral and comprehension command of English. Knowledge of French is an added advantage.

· Demonstrated ability to work independently and manage multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously with a sense of urgency;

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

Master’s degree in marketing, communications, journalism, political science, international relations or a related field.

Job Experience:

· Minimum 5 years’ professional experience in journalism, communications, marketing or development work. Bachelor’s degree holders with extra 2 years’ experience are eligible to apply.

· Proven ability to act with discretion and diplomacy.

· Excellent communication and editorial skills.

· Strong understanding of the global media environment.

Language Requirements:

Fluency in oral and demonstrated superior writing skills in English is required. Fluency in French is an added advantage.

SUBMISSION

Qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to submit detailed copies of their CV and their financial proposal saved as 2 files separately to procurement@agra.org by 10 February 2018, 5PM (East African time).

Clearly indicate the consultant position you are applying for in the subject of your application email.

DISCLAIMER

AGRA reserves the right to determine the structure of the process, number of short-listed candidates and the right to withdraw from this process at any time without prior notice and without liability to compensate and/or reimburse any party.

How to apply:

https://agra.org/Call-for-Consultants-Editors-Writers-Stringers-and-Technology-Developer/

Kenya: CALL FOR CONSULTANTS – STRINGERS

Organization: AGRA
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 10 Feb 2018

CALL FOR CONSULTANTS – STRINGERS

Client’s Contact Details

Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA)

West End Towers, 4th Floor, Kanjata Road, off Muthangari Drive

P.O. Box 66773 Westlands, 00800 Nairobi, Kenya

Main Off. Tel: +254 (20) 3675 000

Contact Person

Head of Procurement at procurement@agra.org

BACKGROUND

The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa – AGRA, is an African-led alliance focused on putting smallholder farmers at the center of the continent’s growing economy by transforming agriculture from a solitary struggle to survive into farming as a business that thrives.

Founded in 2006, at a time when agricultural development was emerging from a 20-year decline characterized by minimal growth and investment in the sector, AGRA’s mission is to catalyze and sustain an agricultural transformation in Africa through innovation-driven productivity increases and access to markets and finance that improve the livelihoods of smallholder farmers.

From the beginning, AGRA was positioned to tailor the research, technologies, and lessons of the world to the needs and opportunities of smallholder farmers in particular agro-ecologies and farming systems. AGRA’s approach was private sector driven and represented a more robust and sustainable way of addressing chronic, systemic failures in African agricultural development.

Together with its partners—including African governments, researchers, donors, the private sector and civil society— AGRA works to catalyze an agricultural transformation in Africa through innovation-driven and sustainable productivity increases and access to innovative finance and markets that improve the livelihoods of smallholder farmers.

As the sector that employs the majority of Africa’s people, nearly all of them smallholder farmers, AGRA recognizes that transforming agriculture into a productive, efficient, and sustainable system is essential to ensuring food security, lifting millions out of poverty, and driving equitable growth across the continent.

AGRA will aim to catalyze and sustain inclusive agricultural transformations through integrated, country-based investment plans in 11 countries with high potential for take-off over the next five years. To deliver this transformation, AGRA and partners will draw on experiences gained over the last decade to implement a fully integrated set of activities in 11 countries located mainly in three high-potential, under-exploited agro-ecologies – the Guinea Savannah Zone (West Africa), the East African Highlands, and the Miombo Woodland (Southern Africa), where it has developed agricultural technologies, understands the landscape and has strong partnerships.

AGRA’s overall vision of success is centered on three headline goals to achieve by 2020 through its efforts to catalyze, convene, and align with an alliance of partners and grantees:

  • To support 11 African countries on a pathway to create and sustain agricultural transformation. The investment will empower AGRA to work through an ecosystem of public and private partners to work with government and private sector to overcome bottlenecks and unlock transformation. As part of this effort, AGRA will work to generate evidence and follow up with targeted technical, planning and coordination support.
  • To increase the incomes and food security for 9 million farm households through the direct result of activities of AGRA, grantees, and partners to increase productivity and access to markets and finance in six countries where it is seeking to catalyze an agricultural transformation. At this level, AGRA wants to help farmers adopt an integrated package of improved seeds, fertilizers, and agronomic practices that close the yield gap sustainably in staple crops, and consequently enabled to support and improve their families’ well-being – through increased food security and additional income.
  • To contribute to increasing the incomes and food security of another 21 million farm households through the contributions of AGRA, grantees, and partners to policies, programs, and partnerships that increase productivity and access to markets and finance in other countries where an agricultural transformation is already under way, but needs to be sustained.

In the attainment of these goals, AGRA will support progress towards transformation through integrated delivery approaches to achieve tipping points – the moment when the build-up of new activities, innovations, and solutions becomes self-sustaining and will no longer need AGRA’s support- at farmer, system and national level. This will minimize the philanthropic and public subsidy required from AGRA, while also ensuring these contributions are catalytic and create sustainable change at scale.

Communication has been central to this transformation and will play an even more crucial role in ensuring that our messages and stories of change and impact are pro-actively identified, packaged in formats that appeal and shared through multiple digital platforms optimizing, traditional, new and social media.

To complement our in-house capabilities and capacity to deliver a world class communication function, we are hiring consultant editors, writers, stringers and a technology developer. The consultants will be engaged for an initial period of one year based on performance. The consultant will be commissioned for specific deliverables.

STRINGERS

Duties and Responsibilities

Country Communications Support and Media Engagement:

· Mobilize media in the priority countries to attend and cover major events and projects

· Organize and manage media interviews before, during and after key events.

· Organize and manage media field visits in the priority countries

· Co-ordinate photography and videography for the events

· Follow up with the media for coverage

· Undertake media coverage tracking and provide coverage report including for print, broadcast and online media

Content Generation:

· Produce content in English and other relevant local languages and distribute it to national and regional media.

· Report and write news stories for AGRA from the field and grantees in the priority countries, striving for timely reportage that engages key audiences, respects protection concerns, and navigates political sensitivities.

· Commission and edit news and feature stories on African agriculture, reflecting AGRA's communications priorities and key messages in liaison with the AGRA communications team.

· Clear news and feature stories with relevant country and regional offices prior to publication.

· Collaborate with video, photo and social media colleagues to package multimedia content effectively and compellingly.

· Write and edit other text as required.

Functional Competencies:

· Contacts with national and international media in the priority countries

· Experience producing, editing and disseminating multimedia content for online audiences ideally for media outlets, international brands, political parties, NGOs, or other international institutions.

· Experience working in sensitive and fast-moving news, communications, advocacy and/or fundraising contexts.

· Demonstrated ability to work independently and manage multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously with a sense of urgency;

· Proven ability to conceptualize, plan and execute ideas.

· Proven skills in organizing events, communication, networking, negotiation, and ability to relate to different audiences.

· Excellent written, oral and comprehension command of English or French (Mali and Burkina Faso) and highly developed writing and editing skills.

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

University degree in communications, political science, international relations or a related field. Diploma holders with an extra 2 years’ experience are eligible to apply

Job experience:

· Minimum of 3 years’ professional experience in journalism, communications, marketing or development work.

· Proven ability to act with discretion and diplomacy.

· Excellent communication and editorial skills.

· Strong understanding of the national and regional media environment, including grasp of social media.

SUBMISSION

Qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to submit detailed copies of their CV and their financial proposal saved as 2 files separately to procurement@agra.org by 10 February 2018, 5PM (East African time).

Clearly indicate the consultant position you are applying for in the subject of your application email.

DISCLAIMER

AGRA reserves the right to determine the structure of the process, number of short-listed candidates and the right to withdraw from this process at any time without prior notice and without liability to compensate and/or reimburse any party.

How to apply:

https://agra.org/Call-for-Consultants-Editors-Writers-Stringers-and-Technology-Developer/