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Kenya: Content writer & graphic designer Intern

Organization: Akili Dada
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 10 Aug 2018

About Akili Dada

Akili Dada is an international, award-winning leadership incubator cultivating transformative leadership in a generation of young African women. We apply a holistic approach to educating and cultivating leadership in adolescent girls and young women, ages 13 – 30, employing four key strategies to nurture growth and meaningful impact: financial investment, leadership development, and mentorship, and feminist movement building, advocacy. By selecting from and building the capacity of some of Africa’s most innovative young women, we are meeting the urgent need for more African women in leadership as well as the overarching need for creative and empathetic leadership that holds justice at its core.

Overview of Assignment

Akili Dada is looking for a content writing and graphic design intern to work with our team to produce a publication on the state of African women in leadership.

The intern will be responsible for conducting thorough research on politics, women in leadership in Africa to generate case studies, articles, design graphics and illustration and contribute to the production of the publication.

Duties and responsibilities

With the support and supervision from the Washa Program Lead and the Communications Lead, the interns' responsibilities will include;

● Carrying out research on women in leadership in Africa

● Collating the research findings to provide content for the publication

● Fact checking and generating citations to uphold intellectual honesty and comply with copyright standards

● Developing case studies and content for the publication.

● Planning the content for the publication according to the provided publication's style, Akili Dada’s policy, and printing requirements.

● Assisting in proofreading the copy to detect and correct errors in spelling, punctuation, and syntax

● Thinking creatively and developing the design concept, graphics, and layout of the publication ● Meeting frequently with staff involved to discuss the publication and track progress.

● Supporting the publication production to the end, including follow-ups and printing while ensuring adherence to strict deadlines requirements.

Required qualifications and skills

● Knowledge of research and data collection techniques

● Statistical and Graphical Analysis of Data

● Proven graphic designing experience

● Up to date with relevant design software and technologies (In Design, Illustrator, Photoshop)

● Possess a creative flair, versatility, conceptual/visual ability and originality ● Excellent written and verbal communication.

● Ability to interact, communicate and present ideas

● Attention to detail

**The intern must be available to start the internship immediately.

How to apply:

Qualified candidates should send their CV, cover letter and a sample of their portfolio on or before 10th August 2018 to info@akilidada.org and include ‘content writing & graphic design Intern’ as the subject line. Young women are highly encouraged to apply.

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

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

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

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

IT Training Coordinator

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

Description:

REPORTING LINES:

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

BUDGET RESPONSIBILITY:

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

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

QUALIFICATIONS:

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

DESIRABLE CRITERIA:

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

How to apply:

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

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

Kenya: CONSULTANCY – To Undertake a ‘Media Hits Scoping on Illegal Wildlife Trade in Africa’

Organization: World Animal Protection
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 22 Jul 2018

Background to World Animal Protection

World Animal Protection, formerly World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA), is a global animal welfare organization with nearly fifty (50) years’ experience in safeguarding the lives of animals around the world. Our vision is “A world where animals live free from suffering” and we work to end the suffering of animals around the world through strategic campaigning and by providing evidence based lasting solutions. We aim at putting animal welfare on the global agenda and demonstrate that what is good for animals is good for the world. One of our key campaign area is animals in the wild where we take action to stop wild animals suffering: wherever that suffering is most far-reaching and most severe. We influence the decisions people make affecting wildlife on a global scale. We do whatever is needed to protect wild animals from being cruelly traded, trapped, abused or killed – because wild animals belong in the wild.

Scope of Requirement

World Animal Protection is seeking to recruit a qualified Consultant with expertise and experience in the domain of research and data analysis. The goal of the consultancy is to help us understand the trends of illegal wildlife trade in Africa as reported by the mainstream media. It is envisioned that the collated information will assist and guide World Animal Protection in identifying 5-10 most illegally traded wildlife species from Africa as reported in the media and also provide specific insights into trends of information relating to illegal wildlife seizures of live wild animals and their derivatives.

The objectives of the media hits analysis are to help World Animal Protection to:

Phase 1: Focused on the headlines and key search sentences of approximately 6,500 (already identified) media hits.

  1. Identify the top 5-10 species of wildlife that are illegally traded across Africa.
  2. Analyse and document the identified species (from above) in terms of numbers, volumes and frequency.
  3. Document the form in which these wildlife species are traded, whether live or in parts (skins, bones, teeth, skulls, etc)

Phase 2: Focused on the full body of text from the same approximately 6,500 (already identified) media hits.

  1. Identify specific information in relation to seizures of illegal wildlife including live animals and their derivatives.
  2. Analyse and document the identified information (from above) in terms of numbers, volumes and frequency.
  3. List and rank countries in Africa that are most affected by the illegal wildlife trade, the key species involved and the importing countries.

Period: The analysis will prioritise the media hits reported in the year 2017. But if time permits, the hits of previous years (2016-2011) will also be analysed.

Methodological approaches:

  • The methodological approaches for the media hits analysis will be confined to the desktop review through internet searches. World Animal Protection will provide the Consultant with additional information and material relevant to the context of the study. However, the consultant will be at liberty to explore other sources of information that would further enhance and enrich the overall content of the media hit work.
  • Prior to the commissioning of the work, World Animal Protection team will engage the consultant with the view of firming up the inception report. The meeting will provide a platform for discussion and agreement on the parameters and the scope of work.

Academic Qualifications of the Consultant:

The Consultant being sought to undertake the research must have an MSc in either of the following fields; Wildlife Management; Research Methodology; Veterinary Epidemiology; or Environmental Science and/Management, from a recognised institution of higher learning. However, MSc students (or those who have recently completed MSc degree) in the above-mentioned fields are also encouraged to apply.

How to apply:

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

Kenya: Program Development & Quality Coordinator

Organization: Mercy-USA for Aid and Development
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 27 Jul 2018

POSITION: PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT AND QUALITY COORDINATOR

DEPARTMENT: PROGRAMS

REPORTS TO: REGIONAL DIRECTOR

NATURE AND SCOPE OF THE POSITION

Under the guidance of the Regional Director in Nairobi, the Program Development Coordinator will be responsible for all aspects of program development and quality assurance of programming in Somalia and Kenya. The main purpose of the position is to coordinate proposals, mobilize resources and ensure timely and quality reporting, as well as to build systems that facilitate and automate the processes behind program development and quality assurance.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Program & Proposal Development:

  • Pursue new and routine resource mobilization opportunities for Mercy-USA
  • Anticipate and assist in concept identification and development, and mobilize and lead proposal development teams
  • Stay updated on donor priorities and calls for proposals, and advise the Regional Director on potential fund development opportunities
  • Review and reconcile budgets, outputs and proposal narratives prior to submission
  • Work closely with Finance, Logistics and Procurement and M&E departments in developing specific grant budgets and M&E plans
  • •Research and monitor donor strategies and regulatory information, and advise on emerging trends that could affect the programs.

Program Quality & Donor Compliance

  • Contribute to continuously improving internal grant management systems
  • Maintain an updated database on the status of grant writing and provide regular status update reports to Regional Director
  • Maintain program files and ensure copies of concept notes, proposals, contracts and reports are correctly filed
  • Develop and maintain overview of all grants, donor requirements, rules and regulations, and internal and external deadlines
  • Ensure that all program and support department staff are aware of requirements and conditions of grant agreements, including by providing a help-desk on donor related rules and regulations and delivering trainings
  • Document, analyze, and share lessons learned from proposal writing, reporting and donor compliance processes
  • Continuously apply learning, innovations and best practices from project evaluations, field visit reports and project reports (both internal and external, including other NGO and donors) to new proposals
  • Ensure key controls are in place for effective management of funding portfolio and donor compliance

Reporting

  • Ensure timely preparation, review and provision of detailed and quality reports on program progress to donors
  • Ensure success stories are systematically shared by the communications department and incorporated into donor reports
  • Support monitoring and assist program teams with implementation or donor compliance challenges
  • Facilitate information sharing and reporting with internal and external audiences

Representation

  • · Establish and strengthen networks and build collaborative relationships with NGOs and donors
  • · Represent Mercy-USA at relevant external stakeholder meetings and take initiative to set up bilateral meetings with potential partners

JOB SPECIFICATION

QUALIFICATIONS

ESSENTIAL

DESIRED

Academic

  • · Master’s Degree in Development studies or related field in Social sciences

  • Professional qualification will be an added advantage

Experience

  • At least 5 years of relevant experience in a similar position for a humanitarian or development organization
  • Prior fundraising and proposal writing experience with international organizations and experience with humanitarian and development donor requirements (including Somalia donors, such as USAID/OFDA, DFID, UNICEF, WFP, Global Fund, SHF, UNFPA, EAC)
  • Knowledge of the operational context and socio-political dynamics of Somalia and/or Kenya

Work related skills

  • Strong coordination and interpersonal skills
  • Strong analytical skills (data and financial)
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English, and experience in proposal writing and reporting
  • Excellent computer skills (including Outlook, Word, Excel)
  • Proven experience in networking with donors and partners to mobilize resources
  • Demonstrated ability to mobilize and coordinate proposal writing teams to meet tight deadlines
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain strong, collaborative relationships with partners
  • Excellent planning and organization skills, self-motivated and able to work under minimal supervision
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team and manage multiple tasks

Personal attributes

· Accountability – takes responsibility for action and manages constructive criticisms

· Continuous Learning – promotes continuous learning for self and others

· Communication – listens and communicates clearly and adapts to the audience

· Creativity and Initiative – actively seeks new ways of improving programs

· Leadership and Negotiation – develops effective partnerships with internal and external stakeholders

· Confidentiality—upholds confidentiality for sensitive information

· Reliability—be there for colleagues when they need support

· Professionalism—respect for others, sensitive to diversity and communicate to others respectfully

· Performance Management – identify ways and implement actions to improve performance of self and others

· Planning and Organizing – plans work, anticipates risks, and sets goals within area of responsibility

· Teamwork – contributes to a collegial team environment; incorporates gender related needs, perspectives, concerns and promotes equal gender participation.

· Resource Mobilization – works with internal and external stakeholders to meet resource needs of Mercy-USA

· Multi-tasking—ability to mediate in high-pressure scenarios with competing interests

This job description is meant to be only a representative summary of the duties and responsibilities performed by the jobholder. The jobholder may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those stated in this description.

The jobholder is expected to perform in a manner consistent with the values and philosophy of

“**Mercy USA for Aid and Development”**

How to apply:

About Mercy USA

Mercy-USA for Aid and Development is dedicated to alleviating human suffering and supporting individuals and their communities in their efforts to become more self-sufficient. Incorporated in the State of Michigan in 1988, Mercy-USA’s projects focus on improving health, nutrition and access to safe water, as well as promoting economic and educational growth around the world.

The position will close on 27th July 2018 , the incumbents should send their CV’s and cover letters or motivational letters to hr.eaprogram@mercyusa.org. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Kenya: Consultant – Integrated Health Kiosk Sustainability Assessment

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Deliverables:

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

Timeframe: July / August 2018

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

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

How to apply:

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

Kenya: Monitoring and Evaluation Database Developer

Organization: Coffey
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 06 Jul 2018

Jamii Thabiti is a £17.4m programme lasting from November 2015 to March 2019, which seeks to engage with the institutional reform efforts of key safety and security institutions at the national level and in eight counties, and engage with civil society to promote more effective, accountable and responsive safety and security services. The programme will increase security and safety for men, women and children in Kenya through improved capacity of communities and government actors to work together to prevent and respond to three forms of violence: criminal violence, inter-communal violence, and violence against women and girls (VAWG).

Position title and reporting lines

M&E Database Developer

Reporting to:

RME Lead

Direct Reports:

None

Assignment scope and Purpose

The purpose of this consultancy is to design a stable and reliable M&E database, according to Jamii Thabiti programme needs. The overall objective is to have an integrated and improved Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting database for Jamii Thabiti programme that will allow for timely and enhanced collection, analysis, visualisation, interpretation and dissemination of programme data and information.

The consultant/consultancy firm will be responsible for developing, testing, improving, and maintaining the new database to help users retrieve data effectively.

Key responsibilities

  • Work in consultation with Jamii Thabiti Research, Monitoring and Evaluation (RME) team to produce a conceptual data model that reflects the structure of the information to be held in the database.

  • Share the conceptual data model with Jamii Thabiti technical team for review and improvement

  • Translate the conceptual data model into database formulas and other elements (schema) that implement the relevant data structures within the database.

  • Design database ensuring that security features are included to protect and secure the database system.

  • Design dashboards that help in reporting and providing attention to information including data cleaning/error check functions

  • Work closely with the RME team to input existing Jamii Thabiti data into the database

  • Pre-test the database for data analysis and produce reports for their immediate use.

  • Present the designed data base to Jamii Thabiti for further review and feedback

  • Develop technical and training manuals and train selected Jamii Thabiti Staff on database design, development and maintenance activities

  • Provide remote technical support for 3 months. Jamii Thabiti will retain 10% of total payment for a period of three months following commissioning of the database. During this period, the consultant will provide technical back stopping support to database users, ensuring that any problems that arise with the database are effectively resolved

Key Deliverables

  • Conceptual model design of database and dashboard interface

  • Presentation of model database to Jamii Thabiti

  • Existing Jamii Thabiti data inputted in the database

  • Pre-test runs of database and dashboard

  • Presentation of final functional database and dashboard to Jamii Thabiti

  • Technical and training manuals developed

  • Training of Jamii Thabiti staff on database utilisation and management

  • Three months remote technical support

Qualifications and Experience

The consultant/consultancy firm should have the following expertise:

  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in database design and roll out for development projects

  • BSc degree in Computer Science or relevant field

  • Proven experience to lead in the structural design of a databases

  • In-depth understanding of data management (e.g. permissions, recovery, security and monitoring)

  • Knowledge of software development and user interface web applications

  • Hands on experience with SQL and MS Access

  • Familiarity working with Net Framework, JavaScript, HTML and Oracle

  • Advanced Knowledge on SharePoint online and best ways to leverage its functionalities

  • Excellent analytical and organization skills

  • An ability to understand front-end user requirements and a problem-solving attitude

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

General requirements

  • Adhere to the 10 principles for digital development
  • Adhere to all security advice from Coffey’s Risk Management Team.
  • Adhere to Coffey International Policies and Procedures as outlined in the Operations Manual.
  • Adhere to Coffey International’s behaviours: Ingenuity, Collaboration, Respect, Intelligent Risk,
  • Integrity and Delivery.
  • Comply with and promote all Jamii Thabiti internal and global policies on child safeguarding, Fraud, conflict of interest, conflict-sensitivity, and Health and Safety

How to apply:

Please follow the below link:https://secure.dc2.pageuppeople.com/apply/680/gateway/Default.aspx?c=apply&sJobIDs=497220&SourceTypeID=796&sLanguage=en

Kenya: Senior Programs Officer- Resource Acquisition & Management ( Livelihoods & Resilience)

Organization: World Vision
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 20 Jun 2018

Purpose of the Position:

To support well-coordinated and targeted resource acquisition and donor/stakeholder engagement efforts based on WVK – L&R areas of priority. This assignment focuses on contributing to development of fundraising strategy, setting priorities, goals and budgets, researching and identifying potential donors and communicating with current donors, writing proposals, making presentations to donors and stakeholders and maintaining donor data base.

The incumbent should deliver resource growth through:-

· Building and delivering joint donor acquisition and engagement plans as part of activities supported by the Livelihoods and Resiliency Unit (Food Security, Economic Development, Environment & Climate Change)

· Design and deliver specific activities to recruit new donors;

· Design and deliver communication plans to engage and uplift existing donors

· Write concept/proposal for Food Security, Economic Development, Environment & Climate Change;

· Working with the L&R Operations team ensure timely and effective reporting to donors;
To effectively deliver this role, the incumbent will need to possess knowledge and experience with different donor guidelines and regulations to including but not limited to USAID, AUSAID, DFID, EU, UNDP, UNEP, FAO , World Bank, , COMESA and any other donors related to livelihoods and resiliency sectors.

In order to successfully do so, the Senior Programme Officer must be able to effectively communicate World Vision’s Christian ethos and demonstrate a quality of spiritual life that serves as an example to others.

Major Responsibilities:

Lead fundraising for the L&R sector 50%

· Fundraising targets for Livelihoods and Resiliency Unit set and reviewed annually in line with National office strategic priorities;

· Ensure that Concepts and proposals are written as per Donor/ Support Office guidelines and timelines (donor regulations compliance);

· Coordinate the technical inputs into the concepts and proposals;

· Concepts/proposals done in line with donor guidelines and fit into the Government ministries’ guidelines;

· Feedback mechanisms coordinated with donors;

· Fundraising data base in place to track achievement of targets;

· Coordinated contractual processes with donors, SOs or other stakeholders;

· Research new and innovative projects and ideas that will be developed further into concepts and proposals

· Ensure appropriate and smooth hand-over of any project funding to the operations for start-up and implementation;

· Maintain and update Donor database regularly;

· Update and maintain electronic Grant information on WV Central site, M Drive among others

Engagement and networking for L&R potential donors 20%

· Develop and update Engagement and Fundraising business processes within the various functions in the organization;

· Coordinate donor engagement meetings and ensure representation of WVK at all high profile meetings.

· Develop Communication plan in collaboration with communications and Private Public Partnership functions to engage existing and potential donors;

· Profile World Vision Kenya through appropriate representation with Donors , Government , Peer Organizations and other key stakeholders;

· Ensure well-coordinated linkages and liaison with Support offices

· Ensure Donor expectations and SOs are met through a well-coordinated donor promise delivery model;

· Coordinate pre-teaming, teaming process and Agreements

L&R Sector Donor attraction and retention 20%

· Maintain updated L&R Capacity Statements as per donor interests;

· Actively seek out strategic alliances with donors, NGOs, UN, governments, Support Offices, bilateral and multilateral agencies for purposes of coordination, marketing and fundraising.

· Proactively provide donor updates on existing grants and keep the donor relations on course;

· Ensure good donor and World Vision International Support Office relations by meeting all contractual obligations and achieve high quality planning and implementation levels;

· Ensure new and existing donor exposure to WVK’s impact within communities including round table meetings with leadership.

· Actively network and initiate strategic meetings between donor’s representatives and WVK.

· Coordinate development and review of appropriate sectoral marketing products for key donors

· Ensure Internal & external engagement business processes & communication protocol with Donors are updated and adhered to.

· Develop and roll out specific donor acquisition and retention strategies.

· Coordinate and ensure timely and effective reporting;

Build Capacity of WVK to enhance Resource Acquisition & Management (RAM): 5%

· Coordinate identification of WVK staff capacity gaps at all levels (NO, Regional & County) in regard to grants acquisition and donor requirements.

· Build capacity of other functional staff for effective donor engagement process;

· Coordinate the development & implementation of NO GAM capacity-building plans.

· Facilitate cap*a*city building on proposal development, donor engagement, WVK Branding and monitoring & reporting based on donor requirements.

· Roll out of GAM initiatives.

· Research, develop & implement new initiatives that make GAM function more efficient and effective;

Other 5%

· Any other duties as assigned by the supervisor or designee

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

The following may be acquired through a combination of formal or self-education, prior experience or on-the-job training:-

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in a livelihoods related sectors of Agriculture, Agricultural Economics, Horticulture, Animal Production or Forestry. A post graduate degree is an added advantage.
  • Minimum 6 years relevant experience, 3 in grant acquisition and donor engagement.
  • Have broad experience working and fundraising for Food Security, Economic Development, Environment & Climate Change with international Non-Governmental Organizations:
  • Strong grant writing skills; ability to develop quality concept notes, proposals, logical frameworks and reports under tight deadlines
  • Experience in dealing with bilateral, multi-lateral donors as well as the private sector;
  • Self-driven and adherence to timelines (able to deliver within tight timelines).
  • Computer skills especially Microsoft word and MS excel, and ability to type over 6o words per minute
  • Cross cultural experience, understanding and sensitivity.
  • Ability to motivate multi-stakeholder teams and inspire teamwork and to manage donor expectations;
  • Ability to work under tight schedules and with highly competing priorities.
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision.
  • Good presentation skills
  • Must be a committed Christian, able to stand above denominational diversities.

How to apply:

For more information on the job and application procedure, please visit: http://careers.wvi.org/job-opportunities-in-africa and submit your online application including a detailed CV, current and expected salary, with names of three referees. Application deadline is June 20, 2018 at midnight. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted**.**

World Vision is a child focused organization and upholds the rights and wellbeing of children. Our recruitment and selection procedures include screening and background checking for child abuse related offenses. World Vision is an equal opportunity employer.

World Vision does not use employment agencies nor does it charge money for recruitment, interviews, or medical checks. More information about vacancies can be found on our official careers page https://careers.wvi.org/.

Kenya: RESEARCH CONSULTANT TO UNDERTAKE A SAYANA PRESS (DMPA-SC) STUDY

Organization: Palladium International
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 21 Jun 2018

Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact – the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits.

For the past 50 years, we have been making Positive Impact possible. With a team of more than 2,500 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of more than 35,000 technical experts, Palladium has improved – and is committed to continuing to improve – economies, societies and most importantly, people's lives.

Palladium is a child-safe organisation, and screens applicants for suitability to work with children. We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status.

The ESHE family planning project is supported by DFID and managed by Palladium. The project goal is increased use of FP among women of reproductive age including adolescent girls, and the expected outcomes are greater access to more FP choice, including for the poorest Kenyans. ESHE works closely with the Kenyan Ministry of Health and key donors to support a more balanced FP market so that all women and girls can access and use FP more sustainably.

The ESHE project catalyzes and stimulates the private sector to get more involved, through creating incentives that attract them to introduce new FP products on the market at affordable prices. The increased involvement of the private sector is supported widely by the MoH and donors as it is increasingly recognized that the sector offers more sustainable programming than subsidized initiatives.

In mid-2017, ESHE partnered with DKT to introduce Sayana Press (DMPA-SC) injectable contraceptive (also known as subcutaneous Depo-Provera) into the Kenyan market. Sayana® Press combines Depo Provera (DMPA) with an all-in-one prefilled, single-use, non-reusable Uniject injection system, eliminating the need to prepare a needle and syringe1. Sayana Press is currently distributed through the traditional pharmaceutical distribution chain (distributor – wholesaler – retailer – end user), as well as through institutions such as NGOs.

There can be challenges in promoting new products with health providers and potential clients, including acceptability and commercial concerns. ESHE would like to understand the motivation and constraints of the early adopters of this product. These findings will inform strategy to effectively reach the target communities. It will also enhance stakeholders' understanding of the issues affecting Sayana in the market place.

Purpose of the assignment:

This formative research seeks to assess the factors affecting the performance of Sayana Press in the Kenyan market since its introduction. The research will provide information on where the product is currently being sold (types of outlets), why those outlets are stocking the product, their experiences with the product so far including key challenges and their recommendations on what could be done to encourage stocking and use by more clients; as well as provide information from users on their experiences with the product including their motivations for using the product. The research will also seek to understand the constraints from those that have not opted to use the product.

Sub-objectives:

  • Provide a comprehensive understanding of the current private sector supply chain for Sayana Press in terms of where the product is being sold and which outlets are pushing out the highest volumes
  • Obtain feedback from the trade as to whether the packaging configuration of Sayana affects sales in any way, either negatively or positively
  • Understand the factors motivating those who are stocking the product to do so
  • Understand the factors that are motivating current users and constraining those that have had about the product do not want to try it.

Scope of Work:

The Research Consultant will carry out a formative research study on Sayana Press (DMPA-SC). The finalised study report is expected to be deep in analysis, insights, and recommendations. The final report will be used to inform the DKT Sayana Press strategy, and will be shared widely with a range of Sayana Press stakeholders in Kenya including those from the national Sayana Press Task Force, and inform future programming of the product.

Timelines: This Sayana Press study will be implemented between June and August 2018. The final report should be submitted to ESHE no later than 31st August 2018 Deliverables:

  • Inception report and Work plan
  • Report outline
  • Study protocols including data collection tools.
  • Draft report: To be reviewed by ESHE and comments obtained before finalizing the report
  • Final report
  • 2 case studies.

Expertise required: The following competencies are required for the assignment:

  • At least 5 years of professional experience in market research preferably in the health field
  • A good understanding of the Kenyan health sector
  • Strong analytical and research skills (both quantitative and qualitative)
  • Strong report writing skills including ability to analyze information and present it in a clear and concise manner
  • Ability to deliver high quality work
  • Proficiency in English
  • Master's degree in Public Health or related field

How to apply:

Please follow this link to apply: http://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=YS5wcmVzdGFnZS45MDQwNS4zODMwQHBhbGxhZGl1bS5hcGxpdHJhay5jb20

Kenya: Research Assistants

Organization: UCSF Global Programs for Research & Training
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 18 Jun 2018

Vacancy Announcement

Research Assistants – 12 Positions

Closing June 18, 2018

Background:

Global Programs for Research & Training is registered as an international NGO in Kenya, wholly owned and affiliated to the University of California San Francisco (UCSF)

The Ministry of Health – National AIDS & STI Control Program (NASCOP), University of California San Francisco – Global Programs, and Centers for Disease Control is conducting a quantitative study for Integrated Key Population Surveillance. The objective of the study is to operationalize integrated person-centered HIV monitoring among key populations accessing services in selected facilities in Kenya.

Global Programs is seeking qualified research assistants with prior experience in quantitative research; specifically, data collection, to conduct this study. The position is a short-term grant-funded contract based in Nairobi with travel throughout the country.

The research assistants (RA), under the direct supervision of the study coordinator and overall supervision by principal investigators, will provide quantitative data collection support to the study.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Attend the full study training to understand the purpose and intent of the study, as well as the plan for implementation.
  • With help from investigators, randomly select study participants according to the protocol.
  • Conduct data abstraction from sampled participant files or electronic records into the study data collection tool
  • Ensure data quality by responding to data managers queries.
  • Ensure data collected is safely transmitted to the designated central location
  • Respond to questions or address feedback from the study team and/or data analysis team as needed
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

The selected research assistant will have the following minimum qualifications:

  • Fluency in English or Swahili
  • Experience in collecting quantitative data or abstracting data from existing records for at least two previous studies in a health-related field
  • Experience in using electronic data collection gadgets
  • Bachelor’s degree or Diploma in a social science or health-related field
  • Knowledge and understanding of public health issues, specifically regarding HIV/AIDS
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work well in diverse team
  • Strong organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Proficiency in using Microsoft Word and strong typing skills
  • Ability to travel for extended periods of time

How to apply:

To Apply:

Qualified Kenyan nationals are encouraged to apply.

All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed in the minimum requirements above with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item. All applications must include the following:

· Cover letter with current position & salary (if applicable) and date available

· Current cv with names and telephone numbers for three referees

· Copy of latest payslip

· At least two letters of recommendation for related experience

Applications must be sent by email to: HR.Kenya@ucglobalprograms.org with the email subject Research Assistant – IKePS by end of day, June 18, 2018

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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