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Kenya: Office Assistant: REF AKF/OA/07/18

Organization: Al-Khair Foundation
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 09 Jul 2018

Al- Khair Foundation- Kenya is a registered humanitarian organization with commitment to providing humanitarian support, international development, emergency aid and disaster relief in the most deprived areas. Al- Khair Foundation's core thematic areas include: Health, Education, WASH, Livelihood, Community Development and Emergency and is currently expanding its projects within the country.

We are seeking to recruit a qualified, ambitious and experienced Kenyan national to fill the position of office assistant, who will join the general unit of administration department to provide administration support by maintaining a clean, hygienic and conducive environment around the office.

Contract Details:

  • One (1) year fixed term renewable contract
  • Start Date: Immediately

Key Duties & Responsibilities

  • Maintain daily office cleanliness.
  • To receive and attend to guests at the office
  • Answer telephones, direct calls and take messages.
  • Communicate with office visitors to answer questions, disseminate or explain information, take orders and address/direct complaints.
  • Deliver messages and run errands.
  • Inventory and order materials, supplies, and services.
  • To replenish consumable items as required
  • Ensure that the office kitchen and equipment is properly cleaned and maintained
  • Inform the Supervisor of the need for repairs and other renovations in the work area or office.
  • Take minutes in meetings as need be.
  • This job description is subject to regular review and appropriate modifications and the post holder may be required to undertake other relevant and appropriate duties as required

Required Experience & Competencies:

  • Be a Kenyan citizen of 18 years and above
  • Must have good communication skills and can speak English and Swahili
  • Basic computer skills and can operate simple office equipment
  • Well organised
  • Have good customer service skills
  • Be able to work in a systematic and methodical manner.
  • Be able to work well on own initiative.
  • Be able to work flexibly, under pressure and adapt to change. (Flexibility to work additional hours as necessary to fulfill the requirements of the role and meet the organization needs.)

How to apply:

To apply, send your current CV and Cover Letter to kenya@alkhair.org with the subject of the email as ‘**Office Assistant**’ by EOD Monday, 9 th July 2018**.

Each application should include three (3) referees.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview.

Ps: Please note that Al- Khair Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and does not charge any fees at any point of the job applications.

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Kenya: SHORT-TERM CONSULTANCY- DEVELOPMENT OF A COMMUNICATION STRATEGY FOR KILIMO VC PROGRAMME

Organization: Self Help Africa
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 06 Jul 2018

Organisation Self Help Africa

Assignment type Short-term Consultancy

Title of the Assignment Development of a Communication Strategy for KILIMO VC Programme

Duration 25 Days

Self Help Africa is seeking a consultant to develop a communication strategy for its new KILIMO – Value Chains programme which, aims to increase sustainable investment in agribusinesses with smallholders as suppliers or customers in Kenya and increase the involvement of poorer smallholders in value chains.

KILIMO – Value Chains: Kenyan Initiative for Long-term Integration of Market Operators in Value Chains is a EUR 24m five-year agribusiness support programme that is part of the European Union’s Kenya-AGRIFI programme that supports productive, adapted and market integrated smallholder agriculture, including a contribution to the Africa Investment Facility.

Self Help Africa and Imani Development are the Fund Managers for the challenge fund managed under the KILIMO-VC programme.

Self Help Africa is an international NGO dedicated to the vision of an economically thriving and resilient rural Africa. SHA has 50 years’ experience working with smallholder farmers, farmer associations, cooperatives and agribusinesses across Africa to help farmers grow and sell more food, improve diets, diversify incomes and make their livelihoods more sustainable and resilient to external shocks.

Imani Development is a private economic and development consultancy firm that facilitates the process of economic growth and poverty reduction in the developing world. Imani has been active in East and Southern Africa, the Caribbean, South East Asia and the Pacific for over 30 years, advising policy makers, governments, development agencies, regional and international organisations, and the private sector in our core areas of work.

KILIMO PROGRAMME OBJECTIVES AND BACKGROUND

The overall objective of the KILIMO-VC programme is to improve the capacity of 100,000 smallholder farmers/pastoralists to practise environmentally sustainable and climate-smart agriculture as a business in inclusive value chains. Self Help Africa (SHA) and Imani Development are the fund managers for the programme which will work with 50 value chain partnership deliver:

  • 10,000 net equivalent jobs within sustainable agri-enterprises
  • A 70% increase in smallholder/ pastoralist production marketed
  • At least 20,000 hectares under climate-smart land management practices.
  • Increased turnover for at least 50 agri-enterprises
  • Increased incomes for at least 100,000 smallholders/ pastoralists as agri-enterprises expand in their markets
  • 90,000 households with increased dietary diversity and decision-making power of female farmers

KILIMO-VC’s interventions seek to catalyse positive and sustained change in the behaviour of market players involved in agricultural VCs in Kenya, including the livestock and fisheries sectors. KILIMO-VC will:

  • Establish a funding scheme blending investments and commercial loans.
  • Implement agreed business plans that will support investments in at least 50 firms / value chain partnerships to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of priority agricultural value chains and the integration of smallholders/pastoralists within them. This will increase capacity of 100,000 smallholders/ pastoralists and downstream VC actors to collaborate in inclusive agriculture value chains
  • Provide a technical advisory services component for 50 agri-enterprise actors.
  • Increase access to finance (credit, banks, investment) for complementary investments by downstream VC actors, primary through working with Kenyan banking partners of the European Investment Bank.

Through a programme inputs and activities, that include setting up match-funded investments based on robust and viable business plans (loans, grants and firm’s own resources) and providing technical assistance to agri-enterprise actors in the selected VCs, KILIMO-VC will contribute to market system change to make value chains work more efficiently and inclusively, responding to the needs of poor people, especially smallholders and pastoralists (in particular youth and women). We anticipate this will result in greater resilience (anticipatory, absorptive, adaptive and transformative capacity) in VCs for the smallholder/pastoralist, thus reducing poverty through increased production and incomes, and increased profits and jobs created in agri-businesses. Through targeted technical assistance, the action will improve the investmentreadiness of agri-enterprise actors and contribute to increasing financial investments into the agricultural sector in Kenya.

There will be three funding windows which as fund managers would like to create as much publicity and marketing as possible to potential applicants. KILIMO-VC will use a two-stage process of concept notes and full proposals/business plans, and there will be three distinct call windows. Call I will be launched in month eight (August, 2018) of the project with the theme ‘climate-smart inputs’. This will raise visibility of the newly-launched Challenge Fund and will contract 10-15 agri-enterprises. Call II will be launched in quarter one of 2019, and will draw on lessons from Call I, making any necessary refinements to the application process. Call II’s theme will be ‘Inclusive climate-smart agriculture value chains’ and we expect to contract 30-40 firms. Call III, launched in month 18, which will be a ‘gap-filling’ call with a theme agreed upon following a review of the contracted portfolio at that stage. We expect to contract 5-10 grants in the final window. In total we expect to contract 50 agri-based SMEs into the project.

ABOUT AGRIFI

The European Commission and the Government of Kenya signed a Financing Agreement called AGRIFI Kenya: Support to productive, adapted and market integrated smallholder agriculture, including a contribution to the Africa Investment Facility (hereafter AGRIFI Kenya). This component includes also the complementary EIB Kenya Agriculture Value Chain Facility to Financial Institutions in Kenya, which has been be funded through credit line(s) provided by the EIB combined with a grant from the Africa Investment Facility and implemented by the European Investment Bank (EIB) through local banks in Kenya.

The AGRIFI is the 11th EDF National Indicative Programme Focal Sector 1: Food Security and Resilience to climate shocks in Arid and Semi-Arid Lands. The said programme contributes to Result 2 for this focal sector, namely for Productive climate resilient agriculture and community investments to safeguard productivity against climatic shocks. The rationale of AGRIFI Kenya is based on the need to ensure sustainable food security and growth of agriculture, livestock and fisheries sector with more intensive farming systems as indicated in the Kenyan Agriculture Sector Development Strategy 2010 – 2020 (ASDS), the Medium Term Plan 2 and the Medium Term Economic Framework for Agriculture. Smallholders can greatly benefit from stronger integration in their value chain, by partnering with agribusinesses who can facilitate input and output market access.

Objectives of the AGRIFI Programme

The global objective is: Capacity of smallholder farmers/pastoralists to practice environmentally sustainable and climate smart agriculture as a business in market-integrated value chain on functional and equitable terms improved.

The specific objective is: Smallholder farmers/pastoralists are better integrated within their value chain through the establishment of a funding scheme blending grants and commercial loans providing incentives to investments in the agribusiness sector in Kenya.

KILIMO – VC COMMUNICATION STRATEGY

An innovative and effective communication strategy is therefore, important to ensure smooth information flow among project partners and beneficiaries and to support coordination. In addition, the strategy will ensure that all external audiences including partners and beneficiaries are aware of the progress and achievements made in the project. The strategy will ensure that smallholder farmers and other stakeholders who stand to benefit from agri-enterprises remain sufficiently informed and engaged. Finally, the communication strategy will support the project overall goal which is to ensure that 100,000 smallholder farmers and pastoralists are better integrated in inclusive value chains.

The communication function will be key to this transformation and will play an even more crucial role in ensuring that stories of change, impact and messages are identified, packaged and disseminated to their intended recipients by use of multiple platforms.

SCOPE OF WORK

  • Conduct a needs assessment. This includes a situation analysis to identify needs and a media content analysis. The inputs require desk research, a perception survey, and indepth interviews and focus groups discussions. Outputs include an analysis of the findings of the needs assessment, a SWOT analysis and implications for the findings on the communications strategy
  • Develop and deliver the project’s 5-year communications strategy with clear audience definitions, context, objectives and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), key media to communicate and effective messengers. This should cover aspects like branding, media engagement and the digital aspect in appropriate forums etc
  • Identify and develop communication strategies and a messaging framework for each of the targeted audiences
  • Carry out a risk analysis based on the project’s risk management framework and develop a crisis response communication plan to manage any reputational risks for the project and all the partners involved
  • Provide a Monitoring and Evaluation Framework for the communications function of the project
  • Develop a 2-year workplan with clear deliverables and milestones, indicators and tools for the implementation of the strategy.

DURATION

The services above are to be carried out over a period of approximately 25 working days.

DELIVERABLES

The consultant is expected to submit the following deliverables.

a) Inception report – Submission of detailed methodology demonstrating a good understanding of the literature review, detailed work plan (indicating dates and activities), an outline of the communication and visibility strategy and data collection tools

b) Draft Communication Strategy

c) Final Communication Strategy revised according to comments provided, and approved by the Country Director

Note: Actual days and dates for each deliverable will be discussed and agreed upon by the successful candidate

PAYMENTS

30% will be paid upon submission of the Inception Report 70% will be paid upon successful completion of the work

QUALIFICATION

  • Advanced university degree (Masters or equivalent), preferably in communications, journalism, public relations or another related field.
  • Knowledge in agriculture and trade in the Kenyan context
  • Demonstrated experience in writing communication strategies

The total contract value will be negotiated based on the agreed scope of work and the consultant’s qualification and experience.

How to apply:

APPLICATION PROCESS

Potential interested and qualified individuals/consultants/firms are requested to submit a proposal for conducting this assignment and include all necessary documents that show competence in the advertised assignment such as, cover letter, updated CV in addition to the documents listed below. These should be submitted via email to kenya@selfhelpafrica.net not later than 4.00 pm on 06th July 2018.

Submission of the proposal:

1. A proposed technical plan of conducting the assignment, which includes:

a. A clear description of the proposed assignment and detailed methodology

b. Schedule of work

c. Names of the participating consultants and each person’s role

2. A separate financial proposal (including all cost breakdowns in detail of the professional fees, logistics, operational costs, etc.). But kindly note that SHA will directly manage the logistics.

Additional documentation to submit:**

1. Capability statement, including description of previous experience, and demonstrated ability to conduct this assignment.

2. Updated curriculum vitae of the team leader and all other team members (if applicable) who will undertake the work, clearly indicating qualifications and experiences.

3. Consulting firm profile and all company details – registration certificate, Tax Compliance Certificate and PIN Number among others

4. Contact details of two recent organizations where similar services of the team leader have been utilized including contact details and title of assignment.

5. Samples of 2 most recent related communication strategy assignments

Kenya: Global Network Associate (Nairobi, Kenya)

Organization: Namati
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 20 Jul 2018

About the position

Together with 1500 grassroots justice organizations in our network, Namati is building a global movement for legal empowerment: one capable of innovating boldly, mobilizing millions, and collectively tackling the greatest justice challenges of our time. As we continue to scale, we’re searching for two Global Network Associates – one to be based in Nairobi, Kenya, and one in Washington, DC – who will join us and help welcome and empower every member of our global network. Please click here to learn more and apply for the Washington DC position.

Mission-aligned, detail-oriented, and exceptionally resourceful, the Global Network Associate (Nairobi, Kenya) holds a wide range of responsibilities, from helping members to navigate the network’s online platform, in-person learning events, and joint advocacy opportunities, to ensuring the smooth running of our virtual learning opportunities, including our webinars and resource library. The Associate helps us to serve our community’s day to day needs by keeping our member data updated and clean, and analyzing the data for evaluation purposes. Working closely with a remote team across multiple time zones, the Associate also provides critical logistical support for special initiatives and events.

Here’s what you might have tackled last week-

  • Hosted a webinar on how communities can use the law to address environmental harms. You helped international experts refine their presentations, promoted the event on social media, and managed the webinar’s live Q&A session. Next week you’ll interpret post-webinar survey results.
  • Booked flights and hotels for attendees headed to a high-profile event in Argentina, aimed at influencing the G20 to take up access to justice as a priority.
  • Sent out a network invitation to attendees of an access to justice and migration conference, and then helped these new members to complete the registration process and get acquainted with the discussion forum.
  • Read, summarized, and uploaded a new case study on a project drawing on paralegals to help reduce gender-based violence in Zimbabwe to our online resource database, which you then promoted on the network discussion forum as resource of the week.
  • Collated the results of a recent member survey, started organizing them into a compelling storyline, and created a few infographics to visualize key data points.
  • Conducted a phone interview with a grassroots justice organization in Vietnam for a member outreach and consultation initiative, then drafted a one-page profile of their work to be published on our website in an effort to raise the visibility of member organizations.
  • Hosted an informal network gathering of Kenyan members to elaborate on discussions initiated on online forum over lunch.

About you/must-haves for the position

  • A global outlook: You speak at least one non-English language proficiently, ideally French, Spanish, Portuguese, and/or Arabic. You are skilled and comfortable working and communicating with people from a variety of backgrounds and cultures.
  • Thorough and detail-oriented:** You’re hyper-organized and detail-oriented by nature and take pleasure in letting no ball drop as you deftly juggle multiple projects. You’re extremely thorough and follow through on complicated, multi-step processes, always nailing deadlines.
  • Technologically savvy: You are good at troubleshooting, and comfortable using a range of online tools and apps to get work done and to collaborate with a geographically dispersed team.
  • Proactive and resourceful: Although careful planning and execution define your work, you are positive and graceful when unexpected challenges arise. You quickly reorient and identify the best new course of action. You possess the personal initiative needed to improve processes without prompting, and you feel comfortable working independently and managing your own time.
  • Collaborative and service-oriented: You’re comfortable working as part of a remote team spanning multiple time zones that is committed to a work culture premised on transparency, trust, and fellowship among colleagues. You’re known as a team-player who brings an “all hands on deck” mindset to all projects — you’re happy to contribute however you can to advance Namati’s mission.
  • Growth-oriented: You’re always seeking to better yourself and your work, and you will push yourself to the peak of performance to help fulfill our mission. In service of that growth, you welcome and delight in feedback from supervisors, peers, and anyone else.

Nice to haves

  • Data orientation: You know your way around programs that can help you to manipulate quantitative data, whether it’s Microsoft Excel, web applications, Salesforce, or APIs.
  • An eye for clean, compelling design: You have a good design aesthetic and are picky about things like inconsistent spacing and formatting. You have experience with graphic or web design programs, e.g. Adobe products, or comparable web applications.

About Namati

Namati is dedicated to placing the power of law in the hands of people.

For billions of people around the world, the law is broken. It’s an abstraction — or worse, a threat — but not something we can use to exercise our basic rights.

Namati is building a global movement of grassroots advocates who empower people to understand, use, and shape the law. These “barefoot lawyers” form a dynamic, creative frontline that can squeeze justice out of even broken systems.

In the past four years, Namati and our partners have worked with over 65,000 clients to take on some of the greatest challenges of our times: protecting community lands, enforcing environmental law, and securing basic rights to healthcare and citizenship.

We track data on every case and use that information to advocate for systemic changes, like better policies for land governance in Liberia, environmental regulation in India, and healthcare delivery in Mozambique.

And we're joining forces for change. Namati convenes the Global Legal Empowerment Network — over 1500+ groups and 5,000+ individuals from 150 countries learning from one another and bringing justice to communities in every part of the world.

Our work has gained recognition. Namati and the Global Legal Empowerment Network were recognized with the prestigious Skoll Award in 2016. Honoring CEO Vivek Maru as a fellow, Ashoka called ours the “best law-for-all model we’ve seen.” We’ve been published and featured in the Guardian, the New York Times, and Forbes. And we’ve had some hefty supporters, including an advisory board with leaders like Amartya Sen, Mo Ibrahim, Fazle Abed, and Madeleine Albright.

As we move into our next phase, we’re growing our global team of passionate, results-oriented, big-hearted advocates, united by a common mission and a strong culture:

  • Our mission is our North Star. It’s why we all wake up every day. We pour our hearts into this work.
  • We’re innovators and changemakers. We are a young, energetic social enterprise and we know that our work is urgent. We believe in being nimble and doing what works.
  • Our work makes real, tangible, measurable progress in people’s lives. We take abstract concepts – rule of law and human rights – and make them concrete, helping people find solutions that improve their lives every day.
  • We walk our talk. Our movement is about legal empowerment and we bring this spirit of empowerment and collaboration to all our partnerships. We hold humility as a core value: we lead when necessary and follow when necessary.
  • We are a truly global organization. Our offices are located in Delhi, Freetown, Maputo, Nairobi, Washington DC, and Yangon, and our staff come from all corners of the world. We are united by our common mission.
  • We see our people as our most valuable resource. We bring on individuals of the highest caliber and character and we mentor, train, and support our staff.
  • We hold one another in the highest esteem. Our work relationships are built on deep abiding respect and love.

For more about what it’s like to work at Namati, please see our Cultural Principles.

Location

Nairobi, Kenya. You must already be legally eligible to work in Kenya to be considered for this position.

Please note that this position will be working from the Namati Kenya office with an entirely remote Global Network team.

Compensation

This is an entry level position, compensated commensurate with experience. Namati offers an excellent benefits package.

How to apply:

To apply

Please complete our online application form; you'll be asked to submit one writing sample (please no more than 5 pages). We prefer for all materials (CV, cover letter, writing sample) to be uploaded as one PDF.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, but candidates are strongly encouraged to apply before Friday, July 13th.

No phone calls please. Namati is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Kenya: Manager, Performance & Process Improvement (Quality Improvement Manager)

Organization: Living Goods
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 15 Jun 2018

Do you want your work to matter? Do you want to use your skills to make a difference, not just a living? Do you want to improve millions of lives, including your own?

Living Goods works to reinvent how we improve the lives of the under-served. We think big, but operate lean and nimble. We train community health workers to bring health services and life-saving products to people’s doorsteps. Services like prenatal assessments and well-baby visits. Products like medicines, fortified foods, and modern contraceptives.

We also transform community health through mobile phones. We train community health workers to assess the health of mothers and children with mobile phone apps and to treat common illnesses like pneumonia, malaria, and diarrhea. We also create predictive algorithms to make the best use of their time. And we test cool new tools like paperless referrals to clinics and biosensors to monitor infant and child growth.

At Living Goods, you will have the chance to apply your ideas and creativity every day. If you work well in a dynamic collaborative culture, set high standards, and meet challenges with determination and a sense of humor, you’ll thrive at Living Goods.

Kenya

Living Goods has a team of 178 employees in Kenya and will grow to 282 in the next four years. This year we will serve more than 2 million Kenyans. In four years we’ll serve more than 7 million through a network of close to nine thousand Community Health Workers in both our direct and assisted networks models. We’re growing because we’ve honed a model that works and we are driven by our mission: to ensure that every mother and child has basic healthcare in their community.

Your Charge

Living Goods’ work at the community level could not happen without a great field operations team. They are the stage crew that works behind the scenes to make for a powerful community healthcare delivery. And like every great stage crew, they need a great manager to support them with the right initiatives and systems to thrive and deliver scalable high impact community health. Someone to analyze underlying operation systems, improve processes, come up with new initiatives and help the whole crew perform better.

Measure what matters. Assess and analyze field operations performance, processes and systems.

Make us better. Identify ways to replicate what’s working and correct what’s not. Design and implement new initiatives and policies including operations, HR, IT, supply chain, innovations etc.

Action decision. Ensure effective implementation of new initiatives and policies across the field operations team.

Your background

Operations experience. You have 5+ years of experience in process improvement or project management with experience either in the global health or private sectors. You have at least a BA but preferably a Master’s degree in planning, design or other relevant area.

Project management skills. You work in a methodical way, breaking down projects into manageable parts. You have a gift for staying organized.

Flexibility. You’re able to cope with change and unpredictability.

Results driven. You set goals and strive to achieve them.

Committed to our mission.** You have a demonstrable commitment to international development and global health.

Team player. You play well with others enjoy seeing the impact of our work as a team.

Multitasks. You’re able to juggle multiple tasks at once while ‘keeping calm and carrying on.’ You think strategically, handle ambiguity and work well in a multicultural environment.

Want to learn more?

Check out www.livinggoods.org

Living Goods in the News: https://livinggoods.org/newsmedia/

Video about Living Goods: https://livinggoods.org/newsmedia/video

How to apply:

How to Apply

To apply for this position please visit our career page and apply for Manager, Performance & Process Improvement through our applicant tracking system. Successful applicants will be contacted for an interview.

Kenya: Terms of Reference – Translation Services

Organization: Adeso
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 27 May 2018

TERMS OF REFERENCE: TRANSLATION SERVICES

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

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

Project: NEAR

Position Type: Consultancy

Study/Assessment Topic: Translation Services

Position Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Duration: 3 – 6 months

Reporting To: Communications Officer

Working With: Programs Team & Adeso Operations Department

Starting Date: Immediately

Application Deadline: 27th May, 2018. Applications will be reviewed on rolling basis.

Vacancy Contact: Please send applications to jobs@near.ngo – Adeso will only respond to short-listed applicants.

ORGANIZATIONAL BACKGROUND

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

For the past 20 years we have strengthened rural livelihoods through environmental awareness, training, technology transfer and innovative humanitarian projects in pursuit of a peaceful, self-reliant, and greener future.

Adeso is an exciting and dynamic organization experiencing managed rapid growth. It offers sound employment conditions with opportunities for personal growth and development.

ABOUT NEAR NETWORK

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

BACKGROUND FOR CONSULTANCY

NEAR is a global network that spans across many continents therefore we would like to contract a firm or consultants to provide translation services of various documents related to NEAR’s programs which include a series of humanitarian research reports, membership documents and general communications contents to be disseminated across our network that includes members who speak French, Arabic, Spanish, Nepali and more.

SCOPE OF WORK

· Written translation of NEAR publications in French, Arabic and other languages (as needed).

· Written translation of NEAR programs and membership documents in French, Arabic and other languages (as needed).

· Translation of web content and other communications (as needed).

CONSULTANCY PERIOD

· May to July, 2018 (may be extended).

QUALIFICATIONS

· Relevant experience of delivering quality translation services with NGOs, government agencies or international bodies.

· Excellent communications and writing skills.

· Ability to interpret and translate oral information to written form and vice versa.

· Familiarity with speaking and writing in more than one language, preferably French, Arabic and/or Spanish.

· Ability to interact with clients from diverse background in a multicultural environment.

· Excellent team work and participatory process skills.

· Flexible in working hours-ability to work evening and weekends, if necessary.

· Ability to plan and prioritize work duties as well as work competently under pressure and tight deadlines.

· Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude.

COPYRIGHT AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS

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

How to apply:

All applications should be sent to jobs@near.ngo by 27th May, 2018 with “**Translation Services”** on the subject line. The selection committee will review all applications as they arrive. All applicants must meet the minimum requirements described above, and those unable to meet these requirements will not be considered.

Each application package should include the following:

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

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

Kenya: Business Development Manager, Kenya

Organization: Living Goods
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 08 Jun 2018

Do you want your work to matter? Do you want to use your skills to make a difference, not just a living? Do you want to improve millions of lives, including your own?

Living Goods works to reinvent how we improve the lives of the under-served. We think big, but operate small and nimble. We train community health workers to bring life-saving products and health services to families’ doorsteps. Services like prenatal assessments and well baby visits. Products like medicines, fortified foods, and modern contraceptives.

We also empower community health workers through mobile phones. We teach them how to detect and treat common illnesses like pneumonia, malaria, malnutrition, and diarrhea. We develop smart phone apps to guide home visits and create predictive algorithms to make the best use of community health workers' time. And we test new cool tools like paperless referrals to clinics and biosensors to monitor infant and child growth.

At Living Goods, you will have the chance to apply your ideas and creativity at work every day. If you work well in a dynamic collaborative culture, set high standards, and meet challenges with determination and a sense of humor, you’ll thrive here at Living Goods.

The opportunity

Living Goods is growing rapidly. Last year we reached more than 6 million people. In 2021, we will reach more than 25 million. Reaching more people requires more funding.

We’re looking for two people to pour their heart and soul into helping us identify and secure funds from donors like USAID, multilaterals, and foundations and corporations. We want self-starters who are excited to work in a growing organization and both work hard and have fun.

  • Develop winning proposals. You will drive proposals for funding from donor identification to submission and stewardship. You will lead proposal teams to identify timelines, responsibilities and win themes. You will write concept notes, create supplementary materials, and roll up your sleeves to occasionally draft key sections. After submission, you will hold debriefings with proposal teams to learn lessons and hone best practices for program development efforts.
  • Monitor the landscape. You will monitor grant opportunities and conduct pipeline forecasting and donor surveillance. You will monitor USG-funded and donor-funded websites, like Grants.gov and Development Aid, and Development Executive Group to track the release of procurements. You will also attend industry conferences, meetings and briefings to identify funding opportunities.
  • Promote Living Goods. You will raise awareness about Living Goods by cultivating relationships with Uganda based NGOs and multilateral and donors like USAID. You will identify strategic speaking opportunities and represent Living Goods at donor events and global health meetings and conferences.
  • Hone systems. You will document and implement business processes, procedures, and templates to improve the work flow of the business development team.
  • Motivate & organize people. Each proposal effort you lead is a chamber orchestra comprised of external partners and internal colleagues. You will serve as the conductor of each orchestra – leading discussions on win themes, creating buy-in around responsibilities and timelines, and guiding players every step in the proposal process.

Your Background

  • International NGO experience. You have experience working in global health or international development organizations. You have traveled extensively or lived in a developing country.
  • Business development experience. You have 3+ years experience in US grant proposal development (particularly USAID, CDC and large foundations). You are well versed in US government funding mechanisms and procedures.
  • Strong writing skills. You have experience drafting successful proposals for funding. You can write thoroughly, yet simply, about complex topics. You have a sharp eye and can write about both broad themes and minute details.
  • Collaborative spirit. We want someone who actively listens and communicates. You connect easily with her/his team and gain their trust and respect. Who can work well across departments — with executive team members, country representatives, and organizational peers.
  • Resourcefulness. You’re able to identify and recruit partners for projects and outside consultants for proposal development when necessary. When presented with problems, you know where to go to find answers.
  • Project management skills. You can scope and track potential opportunities, organize proposal calendars, develop collaborative timelines and execute action plans.
  • Team player. You play well with others enjoy seeing the impact of our work as a team.
  • Multitasks. You’re able to juggle multiple tasks at once while ‘staying calm and carrying on.’ You think strategically, handle ambiguity and work well in a multicultural environment.

How to apply:

To apply for this position please visit our career page and apply for Business Development Manager through our applicant tracking system. In lieu of a cover letter you will be asked to answer a few short questions that will help us learn a little bit more about you and your interest in working with Living Goods. For more information about Living Goods, please visit: www.livinggoods.org

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Kenya: Senior Community Development Officer

Organization: Lutheran World Federation
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 21 Mar 2018

  • Coordinate and supervise project activities in the five units under Community Development Department, (WASH, Agriculture, Micro Enterprise, Skills and Vocational Training and Livestock.) in collaboration with the Project Coordinator and other stakeholders.
  • Continuously monitor the rate of implementation of Community Development activities against set plans, facilitating reviews and re-planning sessions and making use of work plans, monthly and quarterly financial reports to monitor plans and budgets.
  • Build partnerships with the relevant government Departments, other organizations, institutions and community with the view of strengthening the existing relations.
  • Ensuring LWF Community development initiatives are in line with Turkana County integrated Development plan(CIDP) for ease of partnerships and integrated programming
  • Work closely with the projects coordinator in fundraising and resource mobilization for community development related initiatives.
  • Coordinate the production of accurate, detailed and timely narrative reports highlighting objectives, achievements and impact on peoples’ lives from Community Development activities in accordance with approved project guidelines, donor formats and requirements.
  • Provide overall team leadership to Community Development sector staff in the implementation of their duties.
  • Ensuring that all cross-cutting issues (i.e. gender, environment, conflict mitigation, contingency planning and accountability) and LWF approaches (i.e. rights-based approach, integrated approach, and community empowerment) are mainstreamed into all project activities.
  • Responsible for carrying annual staff performance appraisal and continuously monitor the attainment of action plans designed to improve individual staff performance.

https://kenyadjibouti.lutheranworld.org/sites/default/files/documents/senior_community_development_officer.pdf

How to apply:

Applications and detailed CV including email address and telephone contacts of 3 referees, one of whom must be your supervisor in your current/former employment. They should reach the undersigned by close of business on 21st March 2018

The Human Resources Officer

P.O. Box 48, Kakuma

Or e-mailed to: lwfkak@gmail.com

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted

Kenya: Temporary Audit & Compliance Officer

Organization: CARE
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 27 Feb 2018

ROLE PURPOSE:

The Audit, Risk & Compliance function supports CARE Somalia/ Somaliland and its management by evaluating the adequacy and effectiveness of the governance, risk management, control and oversight systems in place.

The role holder will be part of a team delivering high quality, outcomes-focussed internal audit assignments, reviews, investigations and other work assigned to them to meet agreed professional standards and stakeholder expectations, on time and within budget.

He/She will also be expected to maintain strong professional relationships with their team and auditees, ensuring that they keep up-to-date with changes and events that have a significant impact on the risk profile of actual as well as potential assignments.

SCOPE OF ROLE:

Reports to: Audit, Risk & Compliance Manager

Budget Responsibilities: None directly, but will be instrumental audits are delivered on budget.

Role Dimensions:

Staff are expected to:

  • travel and deliver audits across the whole Country Office programming portfolio, unless travel is restricted by the organisation.

  • work to the annual timetable for audits, rather than the timetable of their home base office. By this it’s meant that staff may be required to work on a particular festival or holiday and a day offered in lieu.

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY :

R1: work with the Audit & Compliance Manager and Senior Audit & Compliance Officer as required, to deliver on audit assignments;

R2: in interacting with ‘clients’, present a positive face of Internal Audit & Compliance Unit and aim to build strong relationships both through effective collaboration, and the delivery of first-class results;

R3: work to a defined internal audit methodology, and meet the expectations of senior auditor and manager in delivering high quality internal audit work;

R4: promote ‘horizontal learning’ opportunities, ensuring that learning is identified and that good practice is shared actively operations/ regions/programmes visited;

R5: participate in workshops and presentations as required by the organisation ;

R6: contribute to systems development work within CARE International, helping provide sound advice regarding appropriate levels of internal control & oversight, and facilitating the effective management of risk ; and,

R7: Maintain up-to-date knowledge of audit tools and CARE's operations, operating environment.

BEHAVIOURS (CARE values in Practice)

Respect:

· Affirms the dignity, potential and contribution of participants, donors, partners and staff.

· values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength

Integrity:

· honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity

· holds themselves accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, and being a real ambassador Audit, Risk & Compliance Unit;

· foster a culture of accountability across the organisation through their internal audit work

Commitment:

· An active listener, approachable

· Works closely with all parties, working clearly towards finding practical and effective solutions to complex problems

Excellence:

· sets ambitious and challenging goals for both themselves and their team, bringing out the best in the team, and playing an active role in development – their own as well as the team’s

· motivates others in furthering the vision for CARE

QUALIFICATIONS

  • University degree in Accounting
  • be a qualified internal auditor (IIA) or accountant (CPA, ACCA) or equivalent;

OR

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting and extensive internal audit experience in a reputable INGO or audit firm.

EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS

Essential

· detail-orientated, and is committed to undertaking work in a logical and disciplined manner, in line with the prescribed methodology

· able to complete multiple projects, with conflicting priorities, on a timely basis

· have strong experience in producing high quality effective written communication e.g. reports, in English

· Communicating and sharing ideas and information – able to present findings and recommendation and express opinions confidently;

· Planning and organizing – able to define work goals and objectives; develop and execute work plans; and contribute to the achievement of work group objectives;

· willing to undertake high amount of travel and work with minimum supervision under difficult conditions;

. Ability to communicate effectively in Somali language;

· a strong cultural awareness and be able to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures; and

· committed to CARE International’s values.

Desirable

· at least 3 years audit experience in an INGO or in a reputable commercial/public sector international organisation;

· experience of grant requirements of major donors such as USAID, EC/ECHO, DfID and the UN

· financial analysis aptitude

· experience of computerised financial systems

Additional job responsibilities

The duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the role holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience. o

How to apply:

How to Apply

Interested candidates who meet the criteria above are encouraged to send their application letters and detailed CV to recruit@som.care.org by February 27, 2018. Kindly indicate the position title on the subject line when applying. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

CARE is an equal opportunity employer promoting gender, equity and diversity. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse

Kenya: Panel Beater – Spray Painter – REF: PBSP/01/2018

Organization: CARE
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 19 Jan 2018

I: JOB SUMMARY & PURPOSE:

Reporting to the Technical Service Coordinator, the primary role of the Panel Beater & Spray Painter is body repairs and renewal of paintwork for all vehicles/equipment assigned to him/her. He/she shall also be responsible for the safe keeping of all tools, general safety at the work place and determining the extent of interior fleet requirements, stripping, fitting and replacing body components on fleet of various makes, types and kinds. He/she shall undertake inspections, repairs and routine preventative maintenance for fleet in Dadaab region and ensure that all vehicles, plant and equipment meet set repair and maintenance standards.

The emphasis on quality control and customer centered attitude will be the hallmarks of her/his day to day work. She/he will be required to comply with the Workshop Standard Operating Procedures, Internal Control Procedures and CARE Kenya’s vehicle management policy.

II: TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

R1: Preventive and maintenance of motor vehicles and equipment

1.1 Carry out preventive maintenance and body repair of vehicles, plant and equipment including but not limited to Isuzu trucks, 4×4 vehicles, tractors, agro – trailers, backhoe loaders, and heavy vehicles of various makes, types and models.

1.2 To ensure that work orders/job cards are completed with the tasks performed on the vehicle and signed before release of the vehicle.

1.3 Test and operate vehicles and equipment as required and observe evidence of abnormal or normal operation.

1.4 Repairs and maintenance of agricultural equipment and modifications to suit our operational needs.

R2: Panel beating/body repairs

2.1 To disassemble and reassemble motor vehicles, including suspension, electrical, trim and glass.

2.2 Repair of chassis and bodywork to manufacturers specifications.

2.3 Welding of body components as per the required specifications and use of special welding equipments.

2.4 Panel beat accident repairs, modify and fabricate body components in the required timeframes.

R3: Spray painting

3.1 Ensure vehicles are presented back to the panel department clean and with no over spray or preparation residue.

3.2 To carry out complete body re-spray on accident related units with minimal health hazards.

3.3 Ensure that completed accident vehicles are presentable and safe for use after repair works.

3.4 To undertake duties in a cost effective manner, and ensure cleanliness and tidiness at paint shop.

3.5 Ensures that all paint related stock are replenished and controlled at all times.

R4: Safety precautions and quality control

4.1 To use and maintain the spraying booth and prevent excess spillage of painting materials unnecessarily.

4.2 To ensure that all electrical appliances are turned off before closing the work area.

4.3 Ensure adequate ventilation in the spraying booth and also mix correct painting ratios.

4.4 To complete all work orders and record all additional repairs and parts and ensure that a checklist has been performed.

4.5 Observe and implement NEMA environmental laws concerning the handling of hazardous materials routinely used in fleet service operations.

4.6 Observe Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations, and fleet policies and procedures pertaining to the safe performance of fleet service operations.

4.7 To segregate used parts before disposal.

4.8 Adhere to all Occupational Health and Safety requirements at all times, including designating highly flammable substances and use of spraying masks and equipments

III: AUTHORITY:

Spending Authority: none.

Supervision: N/A

Decision Making: Decision making is limited within prescribed standards.

IV: CONTACTS/KEY RELATIONSHIPS

External: UNHCR, WFP and other implementing partners with MoU with CARE.

Internal: All CARE staff.

V: WORKING CONDITIONS:

The position is based in Dadaab Main Office with occasional visits to the camps and other program sites. This is a non-family work station. Hot weather is prevalent throughout the year with limited basic amenities. Road movement between the work station and Garissa as well as inter-camp movement must be under police escort (scheduled convoys), with strict adherence to safety and security instructions all the time. It is a six days work station with a compensatory time off according to CTO policy.

The incumbent shall reside in the CARE compound while executing official duties and shall obey and adhere to residential compound regulations.

VI: QUALIFICATIONS:

Education: Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (panel beating & spray painting option).

Experience: Demonstrate relevant experience of at least 3yrs experience in Arc Welding, Advanced Electrical Welding Skills on Mig & Tig, Gas welding and body fabrication especially panel beating and spray painting of motor vehicles.

Certificate: in Motor vehicle/Body repairs or Grade test II and I.

Competencies/Skills:

· Flexible

· Respectful

· Diagnostic and good trouble shooting skills

· Problem solving

· Reliable

· Team player Basic safety skills

How to apply:

To apply please visit the website at www.care.or.ke

CARE is an equal opportunity employer and promotes gender equity. Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

CARE International in Kenya does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.

Qualified Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply .

CARE has a commitment to gender, equity and diversity in our workplace and operations. CARE respects and values diversity and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, gender identity, sexuality, ethnicity, age, disability, religion or politics. This is reflected in our recruitment decisions which are made entirely through a transparent, merit-based selection process. All CARE staff are required to comply with the Code of Conduct and Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA) policies. CARE is committed to protecting the rights of the communities whom we serve, and therefore reserves the right to conduct background checks and other screening procedures to ensure a safe, dignified work environment.

Kenya: Outcome Mapping and Harvesting Consultant

Organization: Pact
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 16 Jan 2018

At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. A nonprofit international development organization founded in 1971, Pact works on the ground in nearly 40 countries to improve the lives of those who are challenged by poverty and marginalization. We serve these communities because we envision a world where everyone owns their future. To do this, we build systemic solutions in partnership with local organizations, businesses, and governments that create sustainable and resilient communities where those we serve are heard, capable, and vibrant.
Pact is a recognized global leader in international development. Our staff have a range of expertise in areas including public health, capacity development, governance and civil society, natural resource management, poverty, fragile states, monitoring and evaluation, small-scale and artisanal mining, microfinance and more. This expertise is combined with Pact’s unique integrated approach, which focuses on systemic changes needed to improve people’s lives.
JOINT SCOPE OF WORK
Pact’s two new EUTF projects (SEEK and RASMI) is interested to ensure qualitative data and analysis elements to the project MERL framework and wants to initiate Outcome Mapping and Harvesting to generate more robust and verifiable insights into expected project results. The two projects are particularly interested in capturing “behavior writ large” (such as actions, relationships, policies, practices) of one or more social actors influenced by an intervention. For example, a religious leader making a proclamation that is unprecedented and considered to be important; a change in the behavior between organizations or between communities; changes in regulations, formal laws or cultural norms. Unlike some M&E approaches, Outcome Mapping and Harvesting does not measure progress towards predetermined objectives or outcomes, but rather, collects evidence of what has changed and, then, working backwards, determines whether and how an intervention contributed to these changes. The outcome(s) can be positive or negative, intended or unintended, direct or indirect, but the connection between the intervention and the outcomes must be plausible. Information is collected or “harvested” using a range of methods to yield evidence-based answers to useful, actionable questions (“harvesting questions”). This work is to be carried out jointly, with the Project Team, the CD/ MERL M&E Advisor, MERL officer and a short term international consultant.
TASKS
This work will include the following:
The Project Leadership will:

  • Participate in the design of the outcome mapping and harvest framework
  • Review the draft report and ensure quality of product
  • Participate in updating the project TOC and logframe
    The Team Lead/CD/MERL Advisor/Officer will:

  • Help lead the design the outcome mapping

  • Lead the effort to undertake outcome mapping in the field

  • Help analyze results of the outcome mapping

  • Help in any revisions of logframe; help to merge two project logframes

  • Review reporting format

  • Co-write the report on the results of the outcome mapping

  • Help design plan for harvesting

  • Participate in updating the project TOC based on results
    The Project M&E team and other staff on the project will:

  • Provide a list and soft copies of key M&E documents for consultant review

  • Help design the outcome mapping learning questions

  • Provide all logistics and organization for the outcome mapping data collection efforts

  • The project M&E Officer will help analyze results of the outcome mapping

  • The project M&E Officer will participate in updating the project TOC based on results

  • Support M&E system framework; incorporate mapping data

  • Catalog the incoming M&E data
    The Consultant will:

  • Review of relevant EUTF documents (Project proposal, logframe) this includes a review of the M&E database and filing system in preparation for augmenting quantitative records with qualitative records.

  • Lead the design of the outcome mapping ; plans for outcome harvesting

  • Work with the CD/MERL Advisor and Project M&E officer to analyze outcome mapping data and produce a report

  • Revise logframe based on results; merge two logframes for reporting purposes

  • Develop reporting format

  • M&E systems alignment

  • Draft and final report that informs data collection, its methods, storage and analysis; next steps​
    **
    DELIVERABLES**:

  • Outcome mapping and harvesting baseline methodology framework for both projects

  • Data collection tools for outcome mapping and harvest field collection

  • Outcome Mapping and Harvest learning questions developed

  • Revised logframe for both projects; one merged logframe

  • Narrative Reporting format developed; communications and visibility strategy reviewed and aligned

  • Support M&E system development, ensure alignment for both projects

  • Review data collection from mapping for quality and provide input into analysis and future harvesting

  • Draft Report

  • Final Report
    **
    V. ESTIMATED TIMELINE**
    It is anticipated that work will begin on or about February 15, 2017 and be completed no later than April 16, 2018.

Pact is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factors.

How to apply:

http://pactworld.force.com/careers/VanaHCM__Job_Detail?Id=a33f1000001N49V