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Kenya: Regional Risk and Compliance Specialist

Organization: Danish Refugee Council
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 07 Sep 2018

Background:
DRC has been providing relief and development services in the Horn of Africa since 1997. Using a human rights framework, the DRC East Africa and Great Lakes (EAGL) operation focuses mainly on people who are affected by displacement, including refugees, internally displaced, and migrants in Ethiopia, Djibouti, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda. The EAGL Regional office also supports non-operational initiatives, focusing on mixed migration issues, civil society engagement, and advocacy and policy initiatives related to displacement.

Overall purpose of the role:
Assist the Regional Grants manager and Regional Director to ensure that all DRC/DDG EAGL operations are implemented within acceptable DRC/DDG and donor guidelines in order to manage risk and reduce where possible. Ensure the Internal Controls and current operating parameters within the region are robust enough to minimize exposure. The Regional Compliance Specialist is the focal point for DRC/DDG EAGL compliance matters.

Responsibilities:

General Compliance:

  • Design, Implement and maintain testing systems to ensure that all offices are following DRC/DDG procurement, administrative policies and accepted accounting principles.
  • Carry out internal compliance assessments to ensure that DRC/DDG and donor guidelines are implemented and upheld and that the findings are captured in the risk register/issues log.
  • Establish processes for the compliance team in consultation with Regional Head of Support Services to ensure proper workflow, filing, and archiving of key documents is in place.
  • Coordinate and schedule necessary training of finance and non-finance staff to ensure that DRC/DDG and donor requirements are understood.
  • Quality assurance and provide input on day to day Project Cycle management process flows, As a member of the Risk Management Task force, input into CO and RO risk registers and IL to ensure comprehensive reporting and escalation on risk and compliance.
  • Work closely with Regional Head of Support to provide effective support in Counter Fraud measures to address Fraud Risk

Partnership.

  • Conduct partner capacity assessments, and flag high risk concerns to management and ensure mechanism is in place to monitor for sub-contracted partners.
  • Induct partner organizations in DRC/DDG rules and relevant donor requirements and monitor their performance for compliance.
  • Conduct partner reviews and ensure a system is in place for follow up action.
  • Conduct due diligence of partners and suppliers against main donor databases.

Programme support

  • Regularly review and suggest improvements to internal control environment on existing processes as well as new proposed internal processes. E.g. Cash transfer procedure offering practical acceptable solutions to programs. Provide instruction on compliance issues at kick-off meetings throughout the region
  • Support Management during start up or office closures to flag and identify risk potential risk and areas of exposure to management.

Risk Management.

  • Coordinate and Track all high risk areas and identify action required from regional reviews for reporting to SMT as well as follow up with countries on implementation.
  • Receive and review institutional and high risk donor financial reports from budget holders prior to submission to donors.

Audit and Capacity Assessment Support and Oversight:

  • Lead on external audits in the region and coordinate pre-audit document completion as per regional audit policy.
  • Take Lead and coordinate donor capacity and system assessments.

Other

  • Support the Regional SMT by conducting of investigations where necessary
  • Any other task as given by the Regional Grants Manager

About you
To be successful in this role, we expect you to be a positive, mature leader with a proven track record of developing effective initiatives, programmes, and impact. You enjoy working with teams of committed staff to build collaboration and capacity within the region and building strong relationships.

In this position, you are expected to demonstrate each of DRC’ five core competencies:
• Striving for excellence: you focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process
• Collaborating: you involve relevant parties and encourage feedback.
• Taking the lead: you take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.
• Communicating: You listen and speak effectively and honestly.
• Demonstrating integrity: you act in line with our vision and values

Moreover, we also expect the following:

Experience and technical competencies

  • Post graduate degree in Business Administration, Finance or Accounting and additional Professional qualification such as ACCA or CPA is desired.
  • At least 3 years’ relevant experience with an international NGO in grant accounting and/or risk and compliance management
  • Proven ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines
  • Proven experience working with the major donors. EC, ECHO, CHF, USAID, UN & DANIDA, among other donors.
  • A pro-active person who is able to work independently and who is at the same time a good team-player
  • Excellent communication skills, calm and a good sense of humor
  • Proven commitment to accountable practices
  • Knowledge of working in high risk environments
  • Experience in training non-finance staff
  • Advanced MS PowerPoint user
  • Experience in auditing
  • Excellent communication skills in English is required.
  • French language would be an advantage

Conditions

Availability: 1st October 2018

Duty station: Nairobi with frequent travel to East Africa and Great Lakes Office locations.

Reporting to: Regional Grants Manager, East Africa and Great Lakes

Duration: 1-year contract with possibility of extension, subject to funding and Performance.

Contract: Salary and conditions in accordance with DRC terms for Kenyan National staff.

Commitments: DRC has a Humanitarian Accountability Framework, outlining its global accountability commitments. All staff are required to contribute to the achievement of this framework (http://www.drc.dk/HAF.4265.0.html). All DRC staff must be committed to the Red Cross Code of Conduct, as well as the Core Humanitarian Standards.

How to apply:

Application
Qualified candidates are invited to access the full job description and the requirements for this position under vacancies at www.drc.dk. Please submit applications online using this link by 7th September 2018.

If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please contact job@drc.dk

Kenya: Cash Transfer Programming Manager

Organization: Kenya Red Cross
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 17 Aug 2018

Position summary

The Cash Transfer Program Manager will support Red Cross /Red Crescent National Societies in
the region to build up their expertise in cash delivery and preparedness, contributing to their
organisational development as leading national humanitarian organisations. The staff will be a
technical specialist responsible for coordinating and developing bespoke training and coaching
while ensuring coordination and participation with technical leaders in the field. This is an
exciting opportunity to be a core part of ensuring that a Red Cross/Red Crescent National Society
has the knowledge, skills and experience as well as the institutional capability to:

a) Respond rapidly and at scale using cash transfers to meet relief needs of affected people
and/or deliver long term support to vulnerable people, respecting their choice and
promoting their dignity.

b) Participate in the improvement of the coordination of cash assistance in their country, as
well as advocacy and collaboration with the Government as auxiliary role

Key Responsibilities

• Support the Kenya Red Cross Society, Uganda Red Cross Society and Ethiopia Red Cross
Society to complete a cash preparedness self-assessment to document its current
operational readiness, capacity and gaps in implementing cash assistance for emergencies
rapidly and at scale, and identify priority areas for capacity building.

• Support the National Societies with the development and implementation of the Cash
Preparedness Plans of Action (including budget) ensuring that procedures and processes
are created in consultation with the relevant NS departments and maintain a cross-sector
approach. The Plan of Action should be based on the self-assessment and might include:
development of SOP’s in consultation with the relevant NS departments, cash feasibility
studies, analysis of payment mechanisms within the country, market assessment in key
disaster affected areas and development of pre-agreements with key financial service
providers as part of preparedness actions, based on the previous analysis.

• Undertake capacity building in cash assistance through face to face trainings, simulations
and ‘learning by doing’ exercises, as well as remote and face to face coaching. These will
cover training of National Societies staff and volunteers at national HQ and branch levels
and looking at peer to peer engagements across those NS’s selected where synergies
align.

• Support the NS to use the IFRC “cash in emergencies toolkit “and adapt some of the
tools to their context and procedures, as well adapt some of the tools to resilience
intervention programming.

• Work with the NS to integrate cash assistance programming into relevant guidelines,
procedures and policies.

• Support the NS to explore ways to integrate cash assistance in preparedness into its
existing contingency plans and preparedness/readiness processes. The NS should be able
to mount a scalable and rapid cash based intervention to meet immediate needs and
mainstream cash through forecast based action, recovery and resilience programming.

• Support the engagement of the NS in coordination fora and help them identify areas of
collaboration with external key stakeholders, UN Agencies, International NGOs, Private
and Academic Sector, to ensure the cash transfer programming is coherent, has an added
value, and is appropriately harmonised with the wider cash assistance system in country.

• Advocate to the NS leadership to institutionalise cash assistance programming in
preparedness and Forecast-based Financing understanding the NS needs, challenges and
opportunities.

• Support the NS to develop its own communications and advocacy capacity in cash in
Forecast-based Financing and preparedness.

• Support them to participate in the improvement of cash coordination in the country and
the region, and leverage their auxiliary role with the Government.

• Monitor available financial resources to deliver the agreed cash activities for the country
programme.

• Document the cash assistance in preparedness and Forecast-based Financing process and
any experiences in cash assistance that might be of interest to the wider RCRC
Movement. Draft case studies and project factsheets to profile the work of the NS,
highlight good practices and lessons learnt and to guide and inform future NS cash
transfer programming. Share and disseminate cash assistance news, documentation and
training opportunities that exist within and outside the Movement.

• Identify potential areas of knowledge sharing among NS in the region and with other
organisations in the country.

• Potentially support other cash preparedness initiatives in the region, through providing
technical support to staff linked to the cash preparedness work conducted in the other
countries.

Desired Competencies

• Post graduate level of vocational or technical qualification within a specialist technical or
professional field relevant to response or recover programming including cash and
markets

• Technical training in disaster preparedness, response and recovery

• Acquaintance with Federation DM tools (FACT, RDRT, ERU, VCA, PECT and others)

• Working knowledge of French, Spanish or Arabic desirable

Essential Competencies

• Technical/professional knowledge within the areas of cash and markets with an emphasis
on the ability to design and implement cash assistance interventions and/or market
assessments and market based interventions

• Solid understanding of the international humanitarian sector with a focus on integrated
programming, participatory planning, and local institution capacity building, with
knowledge of appropriate gender, equity and diversity programming approaches.

• Knowledge of designing training and outreach strategies and materials.

• Understanding of the key issues relating to delivering cash at scale and skills to address
them

• Proven skills of managing and coaching teams in multi-faceted projects, including
mentoring, coaching, training and building the capacity of national and local staff and
volunteers

• Highly developed analytical and communication skills and ability to assimilate and
process information for wide-ranging audiences.

• Proven analytical and programme design skills and the ability to think strategically while
under pressure

• Proven skills in operational planning, budgeting and reporting for an emergency response
that included cash assistance.

How to apply:

Interested candidates who meet the above qualifications should send their applications to
careers@redcross.or.ke or the address below on or before 17th August 2018.
Secretary General
Kenya Red Cross Society
P.O. Box 40712-00100,
Nairobi
Applications MUST contain; letter of application, curriculum vitae, copies of relevant certificates,
address and contacts of two referees.

Kenya: Operations and Partnership Advisor – NEAR

Organization: Adeso
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 31 Jul 2018

TERMS OF REFERENCE: OPERATIONS AND PARTNERSHIP ADVISOR – NEAR

Organization: NEAR – Network for Empowered Aid Response, www.near.ngo,

(Hosted by Adeso – African Development Solutions www.adesoafrica.org)

Project: NEAR Capacity Strengthening Program

Position Type: Consultancy

Study/Assessment Topic: Operations and Program support

Position Location: Nairobi, Kenya with Frequent Travel to Somalia, DRC and South Sudan

Duration: 2-3 Months (May Be Extended)

Reporting To: Programs Manager – NEAR

Working With: The NEAR Secretariat

Starting Date: Immediately

ORGANIZATIONAL BACKGROUND

Adeso 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.

ABOUT NEAR NETWORK

Adeso together with other local and national NGOs have come together to form a global network which was launched in May 2016 at the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, Turkey. The network, NEAR (Network for Empowered Aid Response), is a movement of local organizations with a bold ambition – to reshape the top-down humanitarian and development system to one that is locally driven and owned, and is built around equitable, dignified and accountable partnerships.

BACKGROUND FOR CONSULTANCY

The Operations and Partnership Advisor will work closely with the NEAR Programs Manager to ensure that adequate levels of operations support are provided to NEAR personnel and partners working in Africa. This position will ensure that partner programmatic milestones are achieved before project closeout and support NEAR in general in ensuring compliance of all programs. S/he will contribute to the Capacity building of CS partners and assist the Executive Director with the design of operations department systems, policies and procedures to ensure efficiency and effectiveness in the implementation of NEAR programs globally.

SCOPE OF WORK

Support to Capacity Strengthening (CS) Program

· Support the development and review of policies, procedures and systems for partners and ensure that the partners have proper systems for documentation and compliance with donor requirements.

· Lead the coordination with the CS Program team.

· Receive, track, and document programmatic reporting for Africa-wide CS activities.

· Support consultants on the development and implementation of Financial, Procurement and Human Resources (any other policies & procedures) procedures and systems.

· Work with partners to ensure that the developed trainings and strategies are well understood and appropriate for their organization and capacity.

· Monitor and further develop capacity development plans for partners, together with all departments, including Finance, Logistics, M&E etc.

· Provide support to partners on any organizational development aspects, based on capacity development plans.

· Understanding of and demonstrated commitment to upholding NEARs’ Core Values.

Operations and Donor Contractual Management

· Conduct an analysis of NEAR program income and cost share in coordination with Finance.

· Develop an expense plan for available program income.

· Conduct an analysis of existing contracts and strategy for payment.

· Conduct an analysis on partnership and hosting MoUs.

· Propose innovative solutions utilizing new technologies to enhance the asset certification process.

· Support the NEAR monthly expense review and projection process.

· Contribute to the proposal development process.

· Review alternative systems for requisition and purchase order management.

· Ensure proper documentation of program income in close coordination with Adeso.

· Manage international and regional travel requests and bookings.

· Develop a transition plan for NEAR to become an independent institution

· Any other duties as assigned.

CONSULTANCY PERIOD

2-3 months (may be extended)

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required:

· At least 5+ years relevant experience;

· Previous experience coordinating logistics in Sub Saharan Africa – strongly desired;

· Proven ability to handle sensitive, confidential materials in an appropriate manner;

· Proven ability to develop and monitor work plans and training plans.

· Understanding of and experience with the administration of USAID and ECHO grants, cooperative agreements and contracts.

· Excellent analytical, operations and financial management skills.

· Excellent oral communication and presentation skills.

· Excellent writing and editing skills.

· Experience with MS Excel and Word.

· Must have initiative and attention to detail.

· Proven ability to multi-task and prioritize within a shifting workload.

· Ability to travel within and spend extended time in the field, with limited facilities, often under harsh conditions

COPYRIGHT AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS

In consideration of the fees paid, the Consultant expressly assigns to NEAR any copyright arising from the works the consultant produces while executing this contract. All images (whether used for online or print purposes) must however bear the consultant’s photo credit, as specified by international intellectual property rights. The consultant may not use, reproduce or otherwise disseminate or authorize others to use, reproduce or disseminate such works without prior consent from NEAR.

Please note: This ToR is intended to convey information essential to understanding the scope of the job and the general nature and level of work performed by job holders within this job. But, the ToR is not intended to be an exhaustive list of qualifications, skills, efforts, duties, responsibilities or working conditions associated with the position.

How to apply:

All applications should be sent to jobs@near.ngo by 31st July 2018 with “Operations and Partnership Advisor” on the subject line. The selection committee will review all applications as they arrive. All applicants must meet the minimum requirements described above, and those unable to meet these requirements will not be considered.

Each application package should include the following:

  • An application letter addressing the selection criteria including how the consultant’s previous experience matches the consultancy objectives as well as the interest for the position. It should also indicate the candidate’s availability and consultancy rates. The letter should be no longer than two pages;
  • A sample of recent work;
  • Updated CV including relevant work experience and qualifications;
  • Contact details of 2 references.

Applications not including all the above information will not be reviewed. NEAR is an equal opportunity employer.

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

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

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

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

PART I

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

Estimated level of the assignment

NOC/P3

Location of Assignment: Nairobi with frequent travel to Kakamega County

Duration of contract: 90 Days in period of 5 months

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

Reporting to: UNICEF, Social Protection Specialist

Background and Justification

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Scope of Work

Goal and Objective

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

RWPPCR/IRs areas covered

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

The broad objectives of this consultancy would be:

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

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

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

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

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

Programme Re-design activities

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

Lead consultations, reflections process

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

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

Update Operation manual and design documents

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

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

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

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

Targeting and selection process

1. Review the enrolment process including the family visits

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

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

Community engagement:

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

1. increase community participation and more specifically male involvement,

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

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

Complaints and Grievances mechanisms

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

Reporting

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

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

Strengthen the economic Inclusion and linkages to the productive sector

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

Deliverables:

Deliverables

Duration (Estimated # of days)

Timeline/Deadline

Schedule of Payment

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

10

August 15th

1st instalment (10%)

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

10

August 31st

2nd Instalment (30%)

A County planning and consultation workshop facilitated including workshop report

10

October 15th

A draft programme design including operational manuals

30

November 30th

3rd Instalment (30%)

Final programme design document including comments and feedbacks

30

December 30th

4th Instalment (30%)

Total number of days

90

N.B.

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

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

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

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

Required qualifications, desired competencies, technical background and experience

The consultant should have the following skills and qualifications: –

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

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

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

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

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

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

• Strong writing and oral communication skills

• Proven ability to negotiate and lead discussions

• Ability to travel in the field

Conditions

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

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

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

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

Risks

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

How to apply:

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

Kenya: 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

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse. Employment is subject to our Child protection standards including background checks and adherence to our Child Safeguarding Policy

Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified talent.

Disclaimer: Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through recruitment agents

How to apply:

Please follow this link to apply: http://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=bW9uaWNhLjc3OTIxLjM4MzBAc2F2ZXRoZWNoaWxkcmVuYW8uYXBsaXRyYWsuY29t