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Kenya: Consultancy- Research on the impact of armed conflict

Organization: Save the Children
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 29 Aug 2018

CONSULTANCY TERMS OF REFERNCE:

Regional Research on the impact of armed conflict and displacement of girls and boys in the HOA

1 Introduction:

Exposure to conflict poses significant risks to the mental health and psychosocial wellbeing of affected populations. Children and adolescents are particularly vulnerable given that humanitarian emergencies often disrupt the very social institutions, community resources, economic livelihoods, and infrastructural supports that children depend on for normal growth and development. Although children can be remarkably resilient and adaptive to change in their environments, such disruption of the social fabric commonly warrants the mobilization of interventions addressing mental health and psychosocial support to further facilitate recovery and growth (Loughrey & Eyber, 2003; Boothby, Wessells & Strang, 2006; Hunter, 2012)

The need for mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) services for children in contexts of humanitarian crises is now widely accepted. In recent years, increasingly more attention has been placed on ensuring MHPSS provision is included as a basic component of all humanitarian response efforts. Children, because of their unique vulnerabilities and responses to environmental emergencies, factor prominently in efforts to better address mental health and psychosocial challenges.

In 2007, the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC), representing United Nations (UN) and non-UN international humanitarian organizations, convened a consultative process on the minimum standards of mental health and psychosocial support all organizations should adhere to during humanitarian emergencies. The guidance developed through this consultation, the IASC Guidelines on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergency Settings (2007), represented a call to action for more professional standards and practices in emergency settings. The guidelines recognize the pervasive and destructive nature of unaddressed, or under-addressed, mental health and psychosocial needs due to humanitarian crises and advice collaboration across sectors and agencies in coordinating MHPSS support endeavors.

Although a major focus of the IASC guidelines is upon actions that can be anticipated to be of relevance across diverse humanitarian contexts, a consistent emphasis across recommended actions is appraisal of needs and capacities that can inform response. While there has been significant advance in the availability of tools to support such appraisals (e.g. WHO & UNHCR, 2012), the assessment of mental health and psychosocial wellbeing – particularly of children – has remained a particular challenge. Such assessment is relevant both to the determination of the goals and nature of interventions and to the subsequent judgment of their impact.

The importance of measurement is not only related to the issue of evaluation. Programming decisions continue to often be based upon assumed MHPSS needs (often on the basis of judgments by external actors) or, at best, somewhat superficial initial assessment exercises rather than upon structured baseline assessments (Ager et al., 2011; Marquer et al., 2012). Lack of clarity in the assessment of needs puts at risk the beneficial impact of programs on their intended populations, and increases the likelihood of wasting crucial human and financial resources on ineffective programs. In contrast, effective assessment measures inform practitioners of the specific nature of children's MHPSS needs so that suitable programming can be appropriately focused, enhancing accountability to both beneficiaries and donors.

1 Scope of work – description of task

The proposed research will focus on analysing the impact of armed conflict and displacement on the mental and psychosocial health of girls and boys in the HOA, with a gender focus. The geographic focus for the primary research will be in Uganda and South Sudan, with Uganda being a large South-Sudanese refugee hosting country. To a lesser extent, the research will also focus on Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia, mainly on desk review of secondary data. It will review the impact conflict in the HoA region has had on boys and girls mental and psychosocial health, as well as structures in place and efforts by government and other stakeholders to address these needs. The expectation is that it will contribute to future programme improvement and design, advocacy and policy development. The target group will be children (both accompanied and unaccompanied) and other children at risk up to the age of 18.

Research Approach: Over the past two decades, both research and practice has shifted away from deficits-based approaches toward resilience-oriented approaches in studying the impact of conflict on Mental and Psychosocial Health of children (Fernando & Ferrari, 2013; Ungar, 2008, 2012. The shift toward resilience approaches is based, in part, on evidence showing that the majority of war-affected children do not develop mental disorders (Steel et al., 2009). Rather, many children exhibit remarkable functionality and well-being amid circumstances that might have been expected to produce negative outcomes (Masten & Narayan, 2012; Reed et al., 2012; Wessells, 2006). Resilience is a socio-ecological construct (Ungar, 2013). This concept emphasizes the importance of children's social environment, with the child at the center and surrounded by family, community, societal, and international levels (Wessells, 2016). Resilience is the capacity of individuals to navigate and negotiate resources from their own, families and communities (ecological) that sustain well-being (Ungar, 2013). Conflict affected children have assets or resources that support mental health and psychosocial well-being. A common error in work on mental health and psychosocial well-being is to ignore these resources and to focus solely on deficits – the weaknesses, suffering and pathology – of the affected group (IASC Guidelines on Mental Health and Psychosocial support in Emergency settings, 2007).

In this study, an ecological frameworks approach shall be used to assess resources that affect mental health and psychosocial well-being of children affected by armed conflict. The benefit of the ecological approach is that it enables us to understand wide-ranging sources of MHPSS risks for war-affected children. These risks include displacement, loss of loved ones, separation from parents or caregivers, family violence, sexual exploitation and abuse, trafficking, living and working on the streets, HIV and AIDS, engagement in dangerous labor, recruitment by armed forces or armed groups, or trafficking (Wessells, 2016). Understanding these risks help us in designing strategies that reduce them and also simultaneously strengthen protective factors.

Overall objective: To provide a comprehensive and up to date regional analysis on the impact of armed conflict on the mental and psychosocial wellbeing of girls and boys in the HOA.

More specifically, the consultant will:

1 Collect relevant demographic and contextual information. 2 Collate and analyze available (recent where possible) research/data/reports on the impact of conflict and displacement on the Mental and Psychosocial health of boys and girls in the Horn of Africa- and provide (where available) disaggregated data on the numbers and profiles of those involved. These include, but are not limited to signs of distress, impaired daily functioning, disruption of support mechanisms, community support structures, coping mechanism and information on diagnosed mental health disorders. 3 Provide insight into the regional and national structure, architecture, coordination and policies on both MH and PSS programming in the region-for conflict affected and displaced children as well as compliance to other international and regional human rights conventions. 4 Identify functionality of linkages and referral systems among sectors providing mental health and psychosocial support interventions, including health, social services, such as, community-based social work, education, protection, nutrition, shelter, and socioeconomic support, including income generating activities, livelihoods and disaster coordination. Particular emphasis will be paid to the GBV protection houses and desks for survivors of sexual gender based violence and abuse. 5 Identify and provide information on existing models of MHPSS models, and make recommendations on their efficiency and effectiveness in addressing the MHPSS needs of the communities and girls and boys affected by conflict. 6 Provide concrete recommendations to strengthen programming interventions and advocacy, which can strengthen the footprint of MHPSS agenda on regional bodies and national government agendas. 7 Provide insights on the challenges, lessons learned and best practices on MHPSS programming as per the IASC guidelines in the region, highlighting the programming needs, opportunities and recommendations by different stakeholders 8 Identify strategic questions for future research to expand knowledge base/data. 9 Make concrete recommendations to strengthen programming interventions and advocacy, which can strengthen the footprint of MHPSS agenda on regional bodies and national government agendas.

Gender: The research will specifically target girls with the aim of understanding causes, vulnerabilities, strengths and coping mechanisms specific to them; being mindful of the vulnerability of girls to gender based violence in conflict and displacement situations.

  • It will also seek to understand how the experience of girls differs from that of boys, or from women and girls in other age groups.
  • The research will seek to account for protective factors for girls in conflict and displacement, including the role of other children (girls and boys), men and women, and the relationship between girls with service providers and other actors such as police, health professionals, among others.
  • Mindful of the sensitivity of some aspects of this research, the study will seek to engage female research assistants who are best positioned to engage with targeted girls on matters that they may be reluctant to share.
  • The package of interventions will be used to shape future design in MHPSS programming and increase gender-sensitivity and age-appropriate programme design among different agencies in the region
  • The research will also seek to highlight the different impacts of conflict on the mental and psychosocial health of different genders and age groups therein, i.e., girls, boys, women and men.

  • Methodology and Timeframe

The research will use a qualitative approach, with some descriptive secondary analysis of quantitative data where available and required. The qualitative data collection methods to be used will include: (a) desk-review, including a literature review, spanning information/data on five countries (Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan and Uganda), and (b) interview data from both focus groups (FG) with children and key informant interviews (KII) in the primary research countries: South Sudan and Uganda. The data analysis will include: (a) qualitative documentary analysis, (b) descriptive statistics of the FG interview sample, incl. frequencies, and (c) thematic qualitative analysis of interviews.

Special attention has to be paid to ensure that child participation and safe spaces during data collection is foregrounded and all Focus Group activities are age appropriate, gender sensitive, child friendly and voluntary, informed and include a feedback mechanism to raise possible issues.

Timeframe:

The work will be concluded in a period of 28 consultancy days broken down as follows:

  • Development of the methodology, work plan and basic report structure: 2 days;
  • Approval by Reference Group: 1 day
  • Desk study: 4 days
  • Travel and interviews with stakeholders and FGs with children: 12 days
  • Data analysis as outlined above (including transcription of key interviews): 4 days
  • Report writing: 2 days
  • Incorporating comments from Reference Group Final report: 3 days

1 Deliverables

1 Planning meeting with Save the Children and Reference Group 2 Finalized research design 3 Research instruments for use during children's focus group discussions 4 Prepare the Child and Youth Resilience Measurement (CYRM) for use in the study 5 Scoring and understanding the Child and Youth Resilience Measure 6 Training for research assistants in CYRM survey and interview 7 Detailed report, including recommendations 8 Transcript or recordings of interviews and other primary data collected as part of the research.

1 Reporting Lines

This is an inter-agency research, with Save the Children as the lead and interagency members and Standing Invitees forming the rest of the task force. The consultant will therefore report to Save the Children who will facilitate feedback from the inter-agency team and feedback to the consultant for finalization and next steps.

1 Roles and Responsibilities

The Consultant:

  • Professional and independent delivery of all above listed deliverables in line with specified objectives listed within the Terms of Reference within agreed upon timeframe.
  • Quality written outputs that are of publishable quality.
  • Regular and transparent reporting on progress to RPU, including any delays or challenges as they develop.
  • Commitment to presenting results in a professional and accessible manner.

Save the Children and RPU:

  • Supporting the Consultant in accessing programme related documents and research (where necessary).
  • Supporting and facilitating interactions with Country Offices (incl. regarding interview availability).
  • Actively engaging the Consultant throughout the research and review process.
  • Being available for feedback and review of drafts, (this does not include substantive work on documents).

  • Consultancy Profile

  • A background in Health, Psychology, Protection, Conflict and Security Studies, Social Sciences or any other related area of study;

  • Demonstrable experience on matters relating to conflict and displacement locally, regionally and globally. Experience on children affected by conflict is highly desirable.

  • Proven humanities research skills and experience in the subject area of Mental and Psychosocial Health, at least 5 years. Experience of working with children issues highly desirable.

  • Good understanding of legal and policy frameworks in the Horn of Africa;

  • Good understanding of socio-economic dynamics, especially conflict related displacement, in the Horn of Africa;

  • Excellent analytical and reporting skills;

  • Proven track record of producing publishable reports;

  • High standard of written and spoken English;

  • Knowledge of Arabic would be an added advantage.

Target audience/stakeholders: Humanitarian actors, e.g. the UN, Other International Non-Governmental Organizations, and Local NGO's, the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, Government, affected communities, girls and boys.

Application Process: All Proposals and CVs to be sent by 5pm on 29th August 2018

How to apply:

Application Email: Please apply with a covering letter and up-to-date CV to: 'MKogi.35884.3830@savethechildrenint.aplitrak.com'

Kenya: Community Mobiliser

Organization: Action Africa Help – International
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 13 Aug 2018

Action Africa Help International (AAH-I) is a regional African-led non-governmental organisation that supports livelihood-challenged communities in East and Southern Africa to sustainably improve their well-being and standard of living. With Country Programmes in South Sudan, Kenya, Somalia, Uganda, Zambia and recently in Djibouti, AAH-I has over 25 years’ experience working with communities in conflict and post-conflict situations, including refugees, internally displaced people and host communities. More recently AAH-I has expanded its activities to work with other marginalised communities, including pastoralists and people living in informal urban settlements.

Department: Livelihoods
Reports to: Project Officer, Mara
Liaises with: Training, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer and the community focal persons
Duty Station: Narok, Mara Program

Job Summary
AAH-I Kenya County Programme (AAH-K) is looking for a committed individual for a Community Mobiliser position to support the Mara project team. The individual will be the project ambassador in the community and work closely with the Project officer, Training, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer and the community focal persons and support office administration and field activities in Mara.

Duties & Responsibilities
Key activities will involve the target group’s mobilisations for the project activities in all the project target areas. He/she will be tasked with planning, organising training, mobilising respective groups for planned activities within the framework of the project contractual agreement.
The community mobiliser will provide mobilisation technical support to the team:

  1. In planning and organising group meetings, support groups in setting up groups constitutions, support in training as per agreed training needs, follow up and track implementation of planned group activities.
  2. Coordinate the social, learnings and activity interactions between the different groups
  3. Serve as the primary link between the groups and AAH-K, developing an infrastructure for both dialogue and conflict resolution
  4. Establish and build AAH-K relationships with community and other stakeholders
  5. Actively promote the AAH-K approach to livelihoods with emphasis on promoting group development through support, coaching, mentoring, feedback and identification of investment needs and opportunities.
  6. Perform any other functions deemed necessary or as delegated by the supervisor in order to meet the organizational mandate
  7. Support the Mara project team in administrative and logistics functions
  8. Maintaining weekly and monthly reports on the progress of the project, documenting the lessons learnt in all project components

Download the complete job advert.

How to apply:

Interested candidates should email application letters and CVs (with 3 professional referees) addressed to recruitke@actionafricahelp.org to be received by 13th August, 2018. The email Subject Line must show the job title of the position applied for. AAH-K is an equal-opportunity employer. We thank candidates for their high interest in the opportunities we publish on our website. Due to the high number of applications we receive, we will only get back to shortlisted candidates. AAH-K does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process nor does it use recruitment agents.

NB: Shortlisting will be done on a rolling basis.

Kenya: Fellowship Program Evaluation Consultant

Organization: Akili Dada
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 29 Jul 2018

TERMS OF REFERENCE
5 YEAR EVALUATION OF THE AKILI DADA FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

  1. Overview
    Akili Dada seeks the services of a qualified consultant or consultancy firm to carry out a 5-
    year evaluation of our fellowship program that targets young women in the social enterprise
    and social change sectors. Akili Dada Fellows are spread across the following East African
    countries: Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda.
    1.1 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.
    1.2 About the Fellowship Program
    Akili Dada’s fellowship program grows out of our belief that African women, especially
    those from underserved communities, are best positioned to design solutions to the
    challenges facing them. The overarching goal of the program is to build the capacity
    of some of the continent’s most innovative young women change makers to drive
    solutions to some of the biggest challenges facing African society.

    The program awards yearlong fellowships to young women leaders engaged in social
    change projects of their design. The program serves as an incubator providing
    financial, intellectual, mentoring, and networking resources to young women as they
    grow their projects to scale and sustainability.
    The program was created in direct response to the absence of African women among the
    ranks of those celebrated in existing social entrepreneurship incubators.
    Result Areas
    Program Goal: To equip underserved young women with leadership capabilities to
    challenge the status quo in the spaces that are critical to them
    Outcome 1: Young women from underserved backgrounds enhance their leadership
    skills and experience personal growth.
    Outcome 2: Increased number of successful Social Enterprises led by Young African
    Women driving change in the community.
    Outcome 3: Akili Dada recognized as a pipeline for young women social entrepreneurs.
    1.3 Purpose and Scope of the Evaluation
    The purpose of the evaluation is to assess the extent of achievement of results against
    the stated objectives and implementation approaches used as well as gain insights on
    the programs strengths and areas of improvement.

    Specific objectives of the evaluation
    a. To assess the progress made towards anticipated key project goals as per the
    project logical framework and any other unintended effects of the project and
    how the results may have been realized.
    b. To demonstrate how effective key project interventions approaches have been
    in achieving the fellowship program outcomes.
    c. To highlight lessons learned and provide specific, actionable and practical recommendations
    for future programming
    Scope and Criteria for the Evaluation
    The evaluation will focus on the 3 result areas of the project based on the project
    log-frame. The evaluation will put emphasis on the effectiveness of the intervention
    approaches in delivering anticipated results, impact realized and sustainability considerations.
    1.4 Evaluation Methodology and Timeframe
    The consultant shall provide guidance on appropriate methodologies to be employed.
    Akili Dada however proposes, an outcome harvesting approach incorporating both
    qualitative and quantitative methods. The assignment will take a maximum of 20 days
    with data collection anticipated to commence no later than August 2018.

    1.5 Deliverables of the Consultancy
    The consultant will work in conjunction with the Akili Dada Washa Program Lead with
    support from the Executive Director, Director of Branding, Communications and
    Impact, Director of Programs and other Akili Dada staff working on the project, to
    refine the conceptualization of the assignment, approve research tools, and validate
    re- search findings. The consultant is expected to undertake the following tasks:
    a. Review relevant project documents; including project proposal(s), log-frame,
    budget, reports and other relevant documents with the aim of developing a detailed
    methodology and tools. The methodology and data tools shall be reviewed
    and approved by Akili Dada and other stakeholders before data
    collection commences.
    b. Data collection, data cleaning, analysis and interpretation of the findings and
    drafting of the report.
    c. Develop and submit a 20-page limit first draft of the evaluation report
    following an agreed upon format.
    d. Discuss findings with Akili Dada staff and other relevant stakeholders at a
    validation workshop and incorporate feedback to generate the final report.
    e. Submit the final 20-page evaluation report to Akili Dada offices in Nairobi in 3
    hard copies and a soft copy via email. Any tools/templates used and final
    consolidated raw data should also be submitted together with the report.

    1.6 Evaluation Report Format
    The final reports should not exceed 20 pages excluding annexes of tools, list of research
    team among others.
    1.7 Expected Profile of the Consultant
    The consultant is expected to hold the following qualifications in order to be eligible
    for this assignment:
    • A Masters level degree in international development or related social science
    • At least 5 years of consultancy experience conducting evaluations/research in
    • Sound knowledge of major development issues, especially. Knowledge of the
    context in East Africa is an added advantage.
    • Sound knowledge and experience in social surveys and project evaluation
    methodologies with evidence of publications and reports on similar
    assignments.

How to apply:

All applicants should include all the following:
a. Cover letter – Brief explanation about interpretation of assignment, key
strategic staff that will be employed and an outline of the consultant profile
b. A technical proposal outlining the consultant’s interpretation of the terms of
reference, methodology to be applied and a detailed implementation plan.
c. A financial proposal with a detailed activity based budget and consultancy rates
d. Two copies of reports from previous work conducted by consultants from similar
assignments.
e. Resume and relevant references for consultants. Applications with non-returnable CVs and two samples of previous work related to this assignment
should be submitted on or before 29th July 2018 via email to
doris@akilidada.org & copy joy@akilidada.org

Kenya: Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health (ASRH) Programme

Organization: Options Consultancy Services
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 29 Jul 2018

We are seeking an experienced Senior Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Officer, based in Kenya, who will play a key role in our new ASRH programme’s M&E, including supporting the Human Centred Design (HCD) process and building M&E capacity of civil society organisations (CSOs). Our programme is aimed at improving the sexual and reproductive health (SRH) of adolescents, including reducing unsafe-abortions and preventing unwanted pregnancies. With current plans of implementation in Nigeria, Kenya, and South Africa, its objective is to ensure young women are able to access quality comprehensive sexual and reproductive services and will support CSOs to shift social norms and build girls’ agency.

Objective of role

The Senior M&E Officer will use their skills and expertise to lead on monitoring progress against selected indicators, be the focal point for Kenya programme M&E, actively lead support in HCD, and lead on participatory and qualitative formative approaches to evaluation. The role will also involve capacity building of CSOs on M&E processes and systems to improve their performance measurements and grants reporting.

The Senior Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Officer will use their skills and expertise to actively support HCD as an approach to our ASRH programme through coordination of key stakeholders, lead on participatory approaches to evaluation and use results to develop a robust programme design. The role will also involve conducting routine programme M&E to measure progress, and capacity building of CSOs on appropriate organisational M&E processes and systems.

Person specification

To succeed in this role, you will have:

· Considerable proven experience in monitoring and evaluation of grants / donor-funded projects

· Significant experience of qualitative and quantitative data analysis and management

· Experience of working in sexual and reproductive health programmes

· Experience of working with CSO grantees, including building their M&E capacity.

· Ability to work with remote teams and with high sensitivity to cultural and social diversity

Please see the Job Description for more details: http://www.options.co.uk/jobs/senior-monitoring-and-evaluation-officer-adolescent-sexual-and-reproductive-health-asrh

About the Programme and Options

The programme aims to substantially improve access to quality SRH services for adolescent girls in countries with the greatest burden in sub-Saharan Africa.

Options Consultancy Services Limited was established in 1992 and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marie Stopes International. We are a consultancy organisation providing technical and management expertise in the health and social sectors to governments and international development partners to transform the health of women and children. We provide information, expertise and influence to governments, health workers, NGOs and businesses to catalyse change so that health services can be accessed by the people who need them most.

Other information

· Options is an equal opportunities employer

How to apply:

Application process

· To apply, please send your CV with a cover letter detailing how your skills and experience meet the requirements of the role to Jessica Hopf at opportunities@options.co.uk. Candidates should state the role (Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Officer) and their name in the email submission subject header.**

· Closing date for applications is: ­­­29 July 2018 23:59 GMT

· Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interview.

Kenya: M&E Junior Consultant

Organization: CTG
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 04 Jul 2018

OVERVIEW OF CTG GLOBAL

CTG support and manage humanitarian projects in fragile and conflict-affected countries around the world. With past performance in 15 countries – from the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia and Central and South America – we offer a holistic fabric of project management, implementation and support. Skilled in emergency response to crises such as the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, we have the ability to act quickly (crisis response teams can be on the ground in 24 hours) and to establish structured operations in high-risk environments. CTG recruit and manage qualified, skilled teams with extensive experience operating in challenging conditions.

OVERVIEW OF THE POSITION

Our client is the world’s largest humanitarian agency, fighting hunger worldwide. The Regional Bureau provides strategic guidance, policy/technical support and direction to our client's operations and activities in nine countries: Burundi, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan and Uganda.

The Junior Consultant will support the team in providing assistance to Country Offices in relation to routine M&E activities (logframe review, report review, etc). The Junior Consultant will also support quality analysis of PDM and FSOM results to inform operational decision making and strategic reorientation. This assistance is particularly required for South Sudan, Ethiopia, Somalia, Burundi and Djibouti COs – where lack of time or lack of expertise in statistical analysis have led to an underutilisation and analysis of monitoring data. She will also support the CSP process, Logframe review for all Cos in the region.

GENERAL FUNCTIONS

Role objective:

Under the direct supervision of the M&E Programme Officer (JPO), the Junior Consultant will be responsible for the following tasks:

• Supporting COs in reviewing and finalizing the CSP/ICSP Logframe, following up on Baseline and target data entry in COMET for all Cos in preparation for the SPR

• Support CO in preparing in depth analysis of outcome results, with a focus on Burundi, Djibouti and Rwanda.

• Coordinating the efforts to ensure that mid-year values are available in COMET

• Support the preparation of technical reports, proposals, guidelines and operating procedures.

• Supporting the team in completing a backlog in entering the management response to decentralised evaluation in the ACE database.

Expected output:

1) Completed the entry of Response to Decentralised Evaluation in the ACE database

2) All Cos have baseline and target data entered in COMET

3) One or two in-depth analysis completed

Project reporting:

Reporting to the M&E Programme Officer.

Team management:

This role does not require team management

ESSENTIAL EXPERIENCE

Education:

§ Master's degree in in a relevant discipline.

Work experience:

§ Minimum of 5 years of demonstrable relevant Monitoring & Evaluation experience and/or minimum of years of demonstrable relevant Statistics experience.

Geographical experience:

§ Minimum of 5 years of experience in Africa (essential).

Languages:

§ Fluency in English and French are desirable.

Key competencies:

Education: Master degree complete

Experience: Experience with WFP RBN is desirable

Knowledge & Skills:

Strong analytical skills including statistical analysis using SPSS

Knowledge of the region

Knowledge of WFP M&E system such as COMET and ACE is required

Languages: Working knowledge of French and English. Able to speak and read in French is key

given the focus on Burundi and Djibouti

Other relevant information:

To be advised

How to apply:

https://recruitmentctg.force.com/xcdrecruit__Site_ExternalPositionDetails?id=a111o000005jxkS

Kenya: Voluntary Intern for Sudan and South Sudan

Organization: Amnesty International
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 04 Jun 2018

Programme: Office: Regional Office for East Africa, the Horn and the Great Lakes

Teams: Sudan and South Sudan

Duration: 6 months

Hours/Days per week: Minimum of 3 days per week, 5 preferred.

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Languages required: Fluent; English, or basic Arabic

Brief description of the team:

We are looking for a voluntary intern to work with the Sudan and South Sudan teams for six months, for at least three days a week and preferably five days. The Sudan and South Sudan teams are part of the East Africa, the Horn and Great Lakes Regional Office and are responsible for Amnesty International's research and campaigning in both countries.

Although the voluntary intern's role will be supervised, he/she will be expected to work independently, use their initiative and manage their own tasks. Willingness to undertake some routine administrative tasks is crucial. Projects will be devised by the teams in collaboration with the voluntary intern, who will aim to assist the teams in fulfilling their strategic objectives, while making the best use of the voluntary intern's own skills, interests and experience.

Undertaking a voluntary internship program at Amnesty International, one of the world's leading human rights organizations, can provide valuable experience and you will receive work references at the completion of your assignment.

However, please note that voluntary internship does not lead directly to an employment with Amnesty International.

Responsibilities

  • Human rights monitoring: Monitor newspapers, online and social media, and reports from partners on a daily basis.
  • Basic research tasks: with guidance from the team, carry out research on specific issues and ongoing developments and share findings with the team.
  • Database management: Maintaining and updating logs on human rights violations and abuses as well as individuals at risk.
  • Filing: Assist with electronic filing and filing of hardcopy materials.
  • Administrative support: Assist with tasks such as mailing, event organization, and organizing contact databases.

Qualifications

  • Interest in and knowledge of the social, political and human rights context of the Sudan and South Sudan.
  • Background through study, work or other experience in a relevant area, such as human rights, law, international relations, political science or social sciences.
  • Commitment to Amnesty International's mandate.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to work efficiently in a fast-paced environment and to multi-task.
  • Strong computer skills, particularly with Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Fluent written and spoken English.
  • Desirable language skill, Arabic.

NB: Only applicants who have eligibility, i.e. Kenyan citizens or foreign students with a right to study and work in Kenya, will be considered for the above post.

Kindly apply online on www.careers.amnesty.org.

How to apply:

Please follow this link to apply: http://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=aGVucmlldHRhLnlhbmtzb24uODIyMjIuMzgzMEBhbW5lc3R5LmFwbGl0cmFrLmNvbQ

Kenya: Director of Research and Learning

Organization: Green String Network
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 04 Jun 2018

Green String Network (GSN) is a not-for-profit organization that brings together professionals and experts in the field of peacebuilding, trauma-informed healing and sustainable economic development. We are a network of likeminded individuals and organizations who work on conflict transformation, countering violent extremism and social healing. Our initiatives are driven by local partners who we support with technical expertise. At GSN, we believe that there is a direct link between levels of trauma in vulnerable communities and the challenges faced with justice, reconciliation, security and overall social wellbeing. Over the past years, we have seen applications of trauma healing practices positively affect communities in some of the most fragile areas of this world. Violence begins with a thought, yet few interventions focus on the mental wellbeing of at-risk communities. GSN concentrates on trauma as a root cause of instability and we use trauma-informed approaches for peacebuilding and conflict transformation work.

GSN is seeking a senior manager for this positions.

Objective 1: Manage Monitoring and Evaluation staff and activities.

Key activities & responsibilities to achieve this objective:

· Oversee M&E GSN staff.

· Oversee relevant M&E activities of partners.

· Oversee M&E key staff members of network partners.

· Liaise with donors and partners on M&E matters

· Develop M&E plans and strategies.

· Lead on IRB (Institutional Review Board) applications.

· Develop mechanisms for programmatic learning.

· Oversee data management and security.

Objective 2: Develop Monitoring and Evaluations tools and reports for Trauma-Informed peacebuilding programs

· Design M&E instruments for trauma-informed programs in a diverse set of contexts.

· Design different methodologies for M&E purposes.

· Conduct conflict analysis.

· Create survey instruments that measure levels of distress, attitudes and perceptions regarding conflict and peace.

· Produce evaluation reports, conflict analysis, reports for donors, and for publishing.

· Design templates for reporting purposes.

Objective 3: Conduct trainings and presentations

Key activities & responsibilities to achieve this objective:

· Train for implementation of M&E activities.

· Create M&E training tools and manuals.

· Train on enumeration and Focus Group Discussion procedures.

· Present findings to donors and at conferences

Objective 4: Support Organizational Development

Key activities & responsibilities to achieve this objective:

· Support fundraising efforts, including proposal writing.

· Support Organizational strategic planning.

· Support overall management and administration of the organization.

Internal & External relationships

Internal

· Executive Director

· M&E manager

· M&E staff

· M&E consultants

· GSN Management

External

· Partner Directors

· Partner Managers

· Donors

REPORTING RESPONSIBILITIES (which reports/documentation does this rôle produce)

· Donor reports.

· Program evaluation reports.

· Reports for informational and promotional materials.

· Articles and reports for peer-reviewed journals.

· Editorials or blogs as needed.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

QUALIFICATIONS

· 20 years’ experience and graduate level degree in international relations, social sciences, or behavioral sciences.

· Experienced in Trauma-Informed Conflict analysis, multidisciplinary approach that incorporates psychology.

· Experience in planning, design and implementation of M&E systems.

· Experience in application of the logical framework, other strategic planning approaches, M&E methods and data/information analysis.

· Experience in Conflict analysis.

· 15 years management experience with at least 10 years management experience in complex security environments.

· Proven track record working in insecure, fragile environments.

· Track record of research and evaluation in Kenya, Somalia, Ethiopia and South Sudan.

· Experienced in Quantitative and Qualitative analysis.

· Experienced with Institutional Review Board (IRB) applications.

· Able to support organization expansion in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

· Proven fundraising track record.

· Track record of presentations for conferences, workshops and donors.

· Demonstrated ability to work and solve problems independently and effectively in highly challenging circumstances.

· Excellent writing skills, with published works.

· Excellent English with ability to speak an additional language (Arabic, French or Spanish)

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

ESSENTIAL

· 20 years relevant work experience.

· In-depth knowledge of trauma and conflict and proven track record of trauma-informed conflict analysis.

· 15 years management experience.

· Experienced in M&E design and implementation in protracted conflict environments.

· Track record of research and evaluation in Kenya, Somalia, Ethiopia and South Sudan Availability to travel to Somalia, South Sudan and Ethiopia.

· Global research and/or work experience in Africa, Asia and/or Latin America.

· Demonstrated experience in quantitative and qualitative research and analysis.

· Excellent written and spoken English.

· Previously published articles and or reports on research related to trauma-informed programming, and or the impact of violence/trauma.

PREFERRED

  • Fluent in an additional language either Spanish, French and/or Arabic.

How to apply:

Please send your Cover Letter and CV, including 3 references and salary expectations, in one file (.pdf, .doc, .docx) to jobs@green-string.org with the subject line: Director of Research and Learning

Only applications formatted as directed above will be considered. Interviews will be rolling and potentially conducted prior to closing date.

Kenya: Business Development and Enterprises Officer – Regional Projects and South Sudan

Organization: Amref Health Africa
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 25 May 2018

MAIN PURPOSE OF JOB

To provide technical leadership in the identification and development of Amref Health Africa regional and South Sudan projects and enterprises in line with the Corporate and Regional Programmes Strategy; including development, finalisation and submission of high quality proposals and concept papers and assessing, developing and overseeing social enterprises for the organization.

The job holder will lead the implementation and achievement of targets of business and resource mobilization strategies (2018 – 2022) for Regional and South Sudan programs.

PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES

Programme Development

Support the Regional and South Sudan programs to develop and submit high quality multi-million, multi-country applications to institutional donors.

Technical support

Support reviewers to improve the quality of proposals submitted to donors; (selection of funding opportunities, assigning teams to develop and review applications).

Enterprise Development

Increase Amref Health’s enterprise portfolio in Regional and South Sudan programs by assessing feasibility of proposed projects, developing business plans and setting up and overseeing prioritized enterprises; building relationships with key customers, and gathering intelligence on the business environment.

Capacity Building

Build capacity of Regional and South Sudan teams to support business and enterprise development appropriately through training and application of a grant making and enterprise development systems with standard tools, templates and processes.

Client Relations

Work with the relevant departments and teams across the organisation to increase client (donors, MoH, partners) awareness of Amref Health Africa’s niche area, performance and reputation as a means to increase and ensure follow-on funding.

Coordination

Improve coordination of various teams at headquarters, regional programmes directorate, South Sudan, Europe and North America by harnessing the available expertise and optimising its usage in business development.

Knowledge Management

Establish and implement a proposal knowledge management system (information analytics system) that generates timely and appropriate reports for the senior management.

How to apply:

This job offers a competitive salary and excellent work environment. Interested individuals fulfilling the required criteria should email their application stating their motivation along with their CV to recruitment@amref.org

Applicants must clearly state the position being applied for in the subject line of the email.

Duly note that Amref Health Africa does not require applicants to pay any fee at whatever stage of the recruitment and selection process.

Kenya: Finance & Admin Manager, Kenya

Organization: Action Africa Help – International
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 25 May 2018

AAH Kenya is recruiting a Finance and Administration Manager (FAM). S/he will be a strategic thought-partner, and report to the Country Program Manager. The candidate will lead and develop the country team to support the following areas; finance, business planning and budgeting, human resources, administration and IT. The FAM will play a critical role in partnering with the senior management team (SMT) in strategic decision-making and operations of the Kenya programme of Action Africa Help International (AAH-I).

Duties & Responsibilities

Financial Management

  • Analyse and present financial reports in an accurate and timely manner, clearly communicate monthly and annual financial statements; collate financial reporting materials for all AAH Kenya donors and oversee all financial, project/program and grants accounting.
  • Coordinate and lead the annual audit process; liaise with external auditors and the Finance and Administration Director (FAD).
  • Coordinate all project audits within the AAH Kenya Program
  • Oversee and lead annual budgeting and planning process in conjunction with the FAD; administer and review all financial plans and budgets; monitor progress and changes and keep senior Management team (SMT) abreast of the Country's financial status.
  • Manage AAH Kenya cash flow and forecasting.
  • Implement a robust financial management/reporting system; ensure that financial data and cash flow are steady and support operational requirements.
  • Update and implement all necessary business policies and accounting practices; improve the finance departments overall policy and procedure manual.
  • Effectively communicate and present the critical financial matters to the AAH Kenya board of directors.
  • Review of monthly bank reconciliations for all bank accounts (both AAH Kenya and AAH-I) to verify accuracy and compliance to policy.
  • Management of the South Sudan gratuity fund

Administration

  • Oversee administrative functions as well as facilities to ensure efficient and consistent operations.
  • Coordinate and liaise with all external partners including third-party vendors and consultants for to ensure efficiency and transparency.
  • Establish and manage a comprehensive training program to AAH Kenya employees on key processes, tools, policies and procedures.

Professional qualifications

  • Minimum of a Bachelors Degree in Commerce.
  • A Certified Accounting qualification (CPA-K, ACCA, CFA) with active membership.
  • MBA/MSC is an added advantage.

Minimum relevant experience required

  • At least 7 years' of overall professional experience in financial and operations management.
  • Ability to translate financial concepts to- and to effectively collaborate with – programmatic and fundraising colleagues who do not necessarily have finance back ground.
  • A track record in grants management.
  • Working Experience with different donors – DFID, USAID, EC
  • Knowledge of various accounting and reporting software.
  • Excellent communication and relationship building skills with ability to prioritize, negotiate and work with internal and external stakeholders.
  • A multi tasker with the ability to wear many hats in a fast-paced environment.
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility and dedication to the mission of AAH Kenya.

How to apply:

Interested candidates should email application letter and CV (with 3 referees) addressed to recruitke@actionafricahelp.org to be received by 25 May, 2018. The email Subject Line must show the job title of the position applied for. AAH-I is an equal-opportunity employer. We thank candidates for their high interest in the opportunities we publish on our website. Due to the high number of applications we receive, we will only get back to shortlisted candidates.

Kenya: Medical Director, Kenya

Organization: Lalmba
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 15 Jul 2018

Lalmba Association is a small, Colorado-based NGO that operates a Health Clinic, HIV Treatment Center, Mobile Medical and Education program, and orphan programs on the shores of Lake Victoria. We are looking for U.S., Canada or European licensed Physicians, physician assistants or nurse practitioners to act as Medical Director.

Lalmba pays no salary but covers all expenses related to travel to/from Kenya, and working and living in Kenya (visas, immunizations, airfare, room and board, medical & life insurance). We are only able to consider candidates currently located and licensed in the U.S., South America, Europe and Canada.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: The Medical Director will provide the leadership and management of Lalmba’s Kenyan medical programs, including the health clinic, HIV treatment center and mobile clinics, as well as supervising local medical professionals.

QUALIFICATIONS: Qualified candidates are Physicians (Pas and NPs may also apply) who have a current medical license to practice in the U.S., South America, Europe or Canada, and a desire to serve the poor. Knowledge of tropical medicine is not required.

How to apply:

TO APPLY: For more information, go to www.lalmba.org or call 303-485-1810. If you meet the qualifications and would like to apply, please fill out the application form from our Volunteer page: http://www.lalmba.org/volunteer-application/