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Kenya: REGIONAL/ANGLOPHONE ADVISOR for the Subcutaneous DMPA Access Collaborative

Organization: John Snow
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 10 Nov 2017

Project Background:

The Subcutaneous DMPA Access Collaborative (the Access Collaborative) is a three-year project led by PATH. JSI is a sub-grantee to PATH. Subcutaneous DMPA (DMPA-SC) is an innovative subcutaneous injectable contraceptive that is currently being introduced in many countries, with a focus on increasing women’s access to safe, effective contraception within a context of contraceptive method mix and informed choice. The Access Collaborative will work with country stakeholders and facilitate coordination of DMPA-SC introduction and scale-up planning in 8 – 12 priority countries in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.

Position Description: The DMPA-SC Access Collaborative is seeking a Regional/Anglophone Advisor to provide technical support in the areas of supply chain management (SCM) and monitoring, learning and evaluation (MLE) to priority countries working to introduce and scale up DMPA-SC and work closely with national, regional and international colleagues to advance project goals. The position will be based in Nairobi, Kenya. For day-to-day operations, the Regional Advisor will report to the Country Program Lead (JSI Kenya office leader). The Advisor will work closely with the Access Collaborative Regional Hub in Kampala, Uganda and will receive regular technical backstopping and support from the Project’s US based team.

Major duties and responsibilities

· Serve as a member of the Access Collaborative Anglophone Hub to ensure high quality implementation of SCM and MLE components of DMPA-SC introduction and scale-up plans in priority countries. Specific duties include:

o Participate in team meetings with the project’s Anglophone hub

o Serve as primary contact person for the components of SCM and MLE

o Routinely report to the project management team on SCM and MLE issues, activities conducted and planned next steps

· With guidance and direction from the project’s Anglophone Hub, provide high quality consulting and technical assistance (TA) support to project countries. Specific duties include:

o Identify critical challenges and bottlenecks related to SCM and MLE that affect country implementation of DMPA-SC introduction plans.

o Prioritize TA needs related to SCM and MLE and identify the most appropriate activities to address key in-country challenges

o Work with country coordinators and regional technical advisor to develop targeted and responsive TA plans including scopes of work and TA visit plans

o As appropriate and needed, provide a combination of remote and in-country support to project country coordinators’ and partners’ for both development of country specific data collection and analysis plans and routine monitoring and evaluation of DMPA-SC introduction and scale-up

o As appropriate, provide discrete targeted TA to unlock critical supply chain bottlenecks that hinder a project country’s ability to introduce and/or scale up DMPA-SC

o In addition to in-country targeted TA, provide remote mentoring and capacity building in SCM and MLE as needed

o As needed and appropriate, support collection/aggregation and analysis of country data to report to US based project team

o Represent JSI and the Access Collaborative in specific in-country forums in consultation with project country coordinator(s)

· Conduct routine analysis of common MLE and SCM bottlenecks and TA needs

· Contribute learnings related to supply chain management and MLE to the DMPA-SC Learning and Action Network (LAN) in which key public, private, and NGO partners from select countries share results, lessons learned and deliver peer-based technical support to improve practices.

· Other duties as assigned by the supervisor

Required experience and skills

· Minimum of eight years of experience working in international development, preferably in the health systems strengthening and/or family planning fields.

· Master’s degree in public health, logistics/supply chain management, monitoring and evaluation, health systems strengthening, health management systems, logistics management, or other field related to family planning/product introduction and program implementation; or documented equivalent experience in related field.

· Proven experience consulting or offering technical assistance services in the private or public sector, preferably in field of public health/reproductive health.

· Demonstrated functional expertise in SCM and MLE

· Excellent writing, communication, prioritization, and organizational skills.

· Proficiency in the MS Office package, especially Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

· Fluency in English

· Working experience in several African countries

· Ability to coordinate varied tasks, work independently and as part of a cross-cultural team that is based in various locations

· Ability to travel as required to provide targeted short term technical assistance to project countries

· Strong interpersonal skills to enable effective representation of the project and JSI Strong analytical and problem solving skills; as well as detailed and solution-oriented

How to apply:

Please apply on the jsi.com website by November 14th. Please submit three professional references with your cover letter and CV

Mercy Corps Livelihood Officers Jobs in Kenya

Mercy Corps is a leading global organization powered by the belief that a better world is possible.

In disaster, in hardship, in more than 40 countries around the world, we partner to put bold solutions into action – helping people triumph over adversity and build stronger communities from within. 

Now, and for the future. We help communities survive and move beyond emergencies. 

When natural disasters strike, economies collapse or conflict flares, Mercy Corps is there. We see global challenges as an invitation to pioneer innovative, sustainable solutions. 

Mercy Corps is looking for committed and dynamic individual to take up the following position:

Position: Livelihood Officers 

(2 Positions)
 

Location: Wajir and Garissa Turkana Counties

Program / Department Summary: Mercy Corps has been operating in Kenya since 2008, focusing its interventions around four objectives: 

1) Peace and Conflict Management; 

2) Livelihood / Market Systems; 

3) Governance (particularly at the county level); and 

4) Youth Employment/Employability (including the social and economic development of adolescents). 

The four objectives serve to increase community resilience to drought and other shocks and stresses, and to decrease fragility with a particular focus on Kenya’s Arid Lands.  

Mercy Corps’ vision for change requires the private sector, government and civil society to work together to create meaningful and sustainable change.


Mercy Corps is recruiting two Livelihoods Officers to support human capital development for resilient individuals for a commercial engagement for a five-year USAID-funded Feed the Future (FtF) Livestock Market Systems (LMS) Development Activity for northern Kenya. This position will support the ‘Expanding and Diversifying Economic Opportunities’. 

This project will support USAID’s Feed the Future Initiative and specifically will improve households’ income, productive assets and resilience to drought and other shocks. 

Specific areas of focus include, diversifying livelihoods, improving access to financial services, strengthening the policy environment, institutions and governance for livestock and private sector development,  improving employability and work readiness skills for young men and women,   improved and sustained health, nutrition, and hygiene practices; improved literacy, numeracy, and life skills; and collaborative action and learning for community empowerment.
 

General Position Summary: The Livelihoods Officer will be responsible for technical oversight and management of the Rural Entrepreneur Access Project (REAP) a two year women poverty graduation model aimed at supporting human capital development for resilient individuals who are then placed in a commercial engagement. 

S/he will define implementation strategies in coordination with the County Project Coordinator, Deputy Chief of Party, BOMA project and leadership team. 

The Livelihoods Officer will train staff and partners, providing them with technical assistance; and ensuring that common strategies and approaches are applied consistently in all communities. 

S/he will coordinate closely with the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) team and BOMA Project to ensure that systems are in place to track, analyze and report results. 

S/he will keep abreast of changing contexts and integrate new ideas and approaches as appropriate, seek additional technical assistance as needed and ensure effective working relationships with collaborating agencies.  

S/he will work closely with our partner ACDI/VOCA, who will be leading the implementation of the LMS, and look for opportunities to link programming and clients with their programming and programming across the LMS.


Essential Job Functions:

  • Contribute to team work plans and guide successful implementation of Rural Entrepreneur Access Project activities, ensuring teams follow work plans so activities are on time, target and within the approved budget, and program deliverables achieve desired impact;
  • Provide technical guidance on the poverty graduation model and ensure that interventions are responsive to stakeholders and consistent with Mercy Corps’ and BOMA project relevant program guidelines, principles, values, quality standards and strategic plan. Ensure that interventions are evidence-based and adhere to adaptive management principles;
  • Identify most vulnerable girls/women in the village through community based wealth ranking, Participatory Rural Appraisal and scoring through Participant Targeting Tool for inclusion in the project;
  • Train and mentor Field Facilitators to mentor the girls/women to write a business plan of chosen viable businesses and provide two years mentoring during monthly visits;
  • Facilitate disbursement of cash grants in two instalments for girls/women to enable them to buy stock and equipment for their business;
  • Train girls and women how to run a business, supply and demand, profit and pricing, marketing and record keeping including other trainings such as: life skills, family planning, nutrition, WASH, girls’ education, rights of women and leadership;
  • Facilitate girls and women to form savings associations of 5 to 7 businesses that meet monthly to deposit savings which will enable members and village residents access credit for long term expenses and business growth;
  • Link women to other traders, markets, financial institutions, public and private institutions;
  • Generate and implement monitoring and evaluation tools;
  • Play a key role in the development of intervention designs, sector strategies and M&E frameworks.
  • Coordinate assessments, evaluations and monitoring surveys in area of operation. This will entail development of Scopes of Work, development of survey tools, trainings and management of data collectors, report write and facilitating results discussion;
  • Integrate community approaches, gender sensitivity and capacity building into all activities as appropriate including certifying all interventions to adhere to Mercy Corps’ Gender Policy, Do No Harm principles, and beneficiary accountability standards;
  • Facilitate planning meetings and workshops with government, NGO, private sector, and community partners to revise plans and promote partner acceptance/buy-in;
  • In coordination with the MEL team, monitor the implementation of activities through regular field visits and assessments to ensure program quality and impact. Document approaches, successes and lessons learned;
  • Coordinate with procurement, logistics, security, administration and human resources teams to ensure operational systems support field activities;
  • Assist team members with information, tools and resources to improve performance and reach objectives;
  • Promote accountability, communicate expectations and provide constructive feedback informally and formally via regular one-on-one and performance review;
  • Create and sustain a work environment of mutual respect where team members strive to achieve excellence;
  • Work closely with the HR department to orient and lead team members as necessary;
  • Represent Mercy Corps at government, NGO and other relevant community events, in close coordination with the Deputy Chief of Party and County Program Coordinator;
  • Conduct himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to Mercy Corps and to not jeopardize its humanitarian mission;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Organizational Learning: As part of our commitment to organizational learning and in support of our understanding that learning organizations are more effective, efficient and relevant to the communities they serve, we expect all team members to commit 5% of their time to learning activities that benefit Mercy Corps as well as themselves.
 

Accountability to Beneficiaries: Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts toward accountability, specifically to our beneficiaries and to international standards guiding international relief and development work, while actively engaging beneficiary communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field projects.


Supervisory Responsibility: REAP Village Mentors
 

Accountability
 

Reports Directly To: County Project Coordinator with a dotted line to BOMA Project focal person
 

Works Directly With: Chief of Party, Deputy Chief of Party, GIRL project officer, Community Facilitators, Technical Advisors, finance and operations teams, HQ Regional Program Team, HQ Technical Support Unit, Partner Organizations, and broader LMS team.

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Degree in Community Development, Economic Development, Business, Agriculture, Livestock, Monitoring and Evaluation or related field or diploma with over 3 years’ hands on work experience;
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience working with NGOs/CBO’s in civic engagement, livelihoods and education;
  • Should have knowledge of quantitative and qualitative data collection, reporting techniques. S/he should understand and be able to apply basic measures of central tendency and spread;
  • Demonstrated computer competency of Microsoft Excel and knowledge of at least one data management software including Ms Access, SPSS, STATA;
  • Commitment to working with Women, Girls, youth and vulnerable groups in need, regardless of race, tribe, religion or gender;
  • Understanding of working with local partners and commitment to working with the greater Boma Project and LMS team;
  • Good problem solving, written and oral communication skills;
  • Strong written and spoken English and Swahili;
  • Local language skills required
  • Ability to work without constant supervision and as part of a mixed team;
  • Good knowledge of MS Office software such as Excel, Word, and Access;

Success Factors:
 

S/he will combine exceptional management skills and capacity to manage relationships with different stakeholders including the greater LMS team. 

The position requires an ability to think creatively about improving opportunities for women and adolescent girls. 

The Officer will have the capacity to spark innovative and entrepreneurial approaches to programming and to inspire groups to collaborate closely to implement high-quality programs. 

S/he will be committed to long-term program sustainability and the delivery of high-impact activities at the community level. 

Multi-tasking, prioritizing, problem solving and simultaneous attention to detail and strategic vision are essential. 

The most successful Mercy Corps staff members have a strong commitment to teamwork and accountability, thrive in evolving and changing environments and make effective written and verbal communication a priority.
 

How to Apply

Interested candidates who meet the above required qualifications and experience should submit a Cover Letter and detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) listing three professional references (including a recent supervisor) to email protected  on or before 1st November, 2017.

The email subject line must clearly show the job title and location they are applying for.

Applications without an appropriate subject heading will be automatically disqualified. 


Please do not attach any certificates.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.  


NB: We do not charge any fees at any stage of the recruitment process
 

Kenya: CAPITAL ACCESS MANAGER

Organization: Energy 4 Impact
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 06 Oct 2017

Energy 4 Impact works to alleviate poverty in Africa through increased access to sustainable, renewable energy. To achieve this goal, we support the development and growth of privately owned micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (mSMEs) which deliver renewable energy products and services to the poor, mainly in rural and peri-urban areas. We do this by advising mSMEs on business and technical matters and enabling them to secure the financing and resources they require. For more information, please go to www.energy4impact.org.

PURPOSE

The Capital Access Manager (CAM) oversees E4I’s work facilitating lending to micro-enterprises by financial institutions and suppliers in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda and Senegal, although this is likely to expand to more countries soon. The CAM manages a team of 5, allocates capital access funds, and is responsible for relevant policies, procedures, documents and reporting. The role is based at Energy 4 Impact’s regional headquarters in Nairobi and reports to the Director of Investment Advisory in London.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

i. Manage the Capital Access team of 5 persons across Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, and Rwanda and support the team in Senegal as required.

ii. Manage Capital Access funds for lending and guarantees as required.

iii. Manage relationships with partner financial institutions, lenders and other providers of credit (e.g banks, lending groups, funds, foundations, family offices and companies).

iv. Manage the development and execution of strategies to support access to finance e.g. through capacity building at lenders/partner financial institutions, mentorship of companies and borrowers on capital access issues

v. Manage development and maintenance of policies, procedures, documents and tools for use by the Capital Access Team and others in Energy 4 Impact programmes.

vi. Manage consultants, interns and students (e.g. selection, drawing up terms of reference, analyzing their work and output) carrying out research or reporting on capital access activities.

vii. Coordinate with internal teams (e.g. country managers, country teams, M&E, finance, plus local enterprise development teams) to implement Capital Access activities.

viii. Work closely with in-house M&E team to ensure expected results for Capital Access activities are measured and evaluated.

ix. Work closely with external stakeholders (e.g. lenders, programme partners, donor agencies) to manage Capital Access activities.

x. Report to senior management, Board of Trustees and donors on Capital Access activities.

How to apply:

To apply, please send your CV, along with a covering letter to Recruitment@energy4impact.org. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. The deadline for applications is October 6 2017.

Kenya: Data Management & Open Access Officer

Organization: International Potato Center
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 20 Aug 2016

The International Potato Center (CIP) is seeking a highly-motivated individual for a newly-established position to lead and coordinate efforts oriented to research data management including assuring the quality of biological and social science data sets, assuring that these data sets and associated publications are openly accessible, as well as other types of information products produced in part or in whole by CIP-affiliated researchers and staff.

The Center: CIP (www.cipotato.org) is a not-for-profit international agricultural research-for-development organization with a focus on potato, sweetpotato, and Andean roots and tubers. Its vision is of roots and tubers improving the lives of the poor. CIP is dedicated to achieving food security, improved well-being, and gender equity for poor people in root and tuber farming and food systems of the developing world. CIP works with partners to contribute high quality science, technology, and capacity strengthening for sustainable science-based solutions. CIP is headquartered in Lima, Peru, with staff and activities in over 30 locations across Asia, Africa, and Latin America. CIP is a member of the Consultative Group for International Agricultural Research, a network of 15 research centers mostly located in the developing world and supported by more than 50 donor members.

In 2013, all of the CGIAR Research Centers, including CIP, unanimously passed the CGIAR Open Access and Data Management Policy, which requires that all research outputs – including peer-reviewed scholarly publications and data sets – are free to access and free use by anyone, anywhere in the world, with minimal restrictions for re-use. By the end of 2015, CIP will have adopted a Publications Policy and a Data Management Policy, Guidelines, and Procedures; these resources, along with the CIP Open Access/Open Data Implementation Plan, detail how the organization intends to move forward to implement Open Access/Open Data.

The Position: The Data Management & Open Access Officer will provide technical guidance and support to researchers to implement Open Access, and Open Data in SSA. The position will also provide recommendations for facilitating the implementation and widespread adoption, which will require supporting significant organizational change efforts as well as improving systems and processes to make it as easy as possible for researchers to make their research openly-accessible according to the FAIR principles – i.e. findable, accessible, interoperable, and re-usable.

The emphasis of the position will be for Data Management for major CIP projects in the sub-Saharan African region. It is anticipated that capacity building and raising awareness will be key areas of focus for this position during the duration of the contract as CIP begins to embed Open Access and Open Data into the project lifecycle and other organizational processes such as M&E and individuals’ performance and evaluation.

This position will report to the Knowledge & Data Manager from Research Informatics Unit (RIU) and the Project Manager for the Sweetpotato Action for Security and Health in Africa (SASHA Project). This position will work closely with members of Communications and Publications (CPAD), the CIP Library, the CIP legal team and the Grants and Contracts units at CIP Headquarters and well as the SASHA Project Manager, the SASHA Senior Knowledge Management Specialist, the SASHA Communications officer, and other project managers and researchers in the region. In addition, this position will serve as a liaison to several CGIAR Knowledge Management, Open Access, and Open Data (KM/OA-OD) communities of practice and will work closely with other KM/OA-OD focal points on Cross-Center initiatives to support Open Access and Open Data.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Work closely with the Knowledge & Data Manager from Research Informatics Unit and CIP scientists to develop tools and support standardized protocols for data management (collection, curation, data quality, archiving & sharing);
  • Support CIP projects to implement CIP’s Open Access and Open Data Plan following the CGIAR Open Access and Data Management Policy as well as CIP’s Open Data & Data Management Policy and Guidelines;
  • Help bring about internal culture changes needed to foster a culture of knowledge and data sharing;
  • Oversight and improvement of Data Open Access workflows and processes.
  • Co-develop a comprehensive, practical and user-friendly suite of workflows and protocols that facilitate research data design, collection, cleaning, storage and sharing at CIP-SSA;
  • Analyze data in order to identify and implement ways to improve potential usage and uptake of CIP research outputs;
  • Designing and supervising creation of flexible and integrated data management systems for multi-disciplinary projects;
  • Organize of training programs for CIP scientists and research support staff on data collection, curation, data quality, archiving & sharing;
  • Monitoring the usage of curated CIP data sets by partners and others to their impact and to prioritize future efforts in data management;
  • Work closely with a wide range of internal and external stakeholder groups to support Open Access/Open Data implementation in a participatory, inclusive, and consultative manner;
  • Contribute to performance evaluations and identify succession planning and development of direct reports.

Selection criteria:

  • Must be a Kenyan citizen;
  • At least a Master’s Degree in Biology, Statistics, Computer Sciences, Information Science, Social Science, biometrics or informatics;
  • At least 3 years of relevant experience working in the design and delivery of knowledge management, information management, or data management programs and services, including several years developing and executing strategic initiatives, preferably within a research organization or international NGO;
  • Demonstrated background developing and implementing initiatives related to open access and/or open data preferred;
  • Strong knowledge and experience with internal and external knowledge sharing and collaboration best practices, processes, and tools and systems;
  • Broad understanding of data management issues including: data collection, data analysis, data integration, long-term data storage and preservation, data quality, and publicly disseminating data;
  • Experience in quality assurance for research data;
  • In-depth knowledge of and experience with data management and statistical analysis software;
  • Experience with management and curation of biological and social science data;
  • Experience with consulting, training and supporting users of informatics applications;
  • Ability to work well as part of a multidisciplinary and decentralized team;
  • Fluency in written and spoken English; excellent writing, editing, and oral communication skills;
  • Working knowledge of French and Portuguese preferred;
  • Available to start the position on 1st September 2016.

Conditions: The employment contract will be for a two-year term (with three months’ probation period) with the possibility of renewal, subject to performance and availability of funds. CIP prides itself on its collegial and supportive working environment, which allows space for personal and professional growth.

How to apply:

Applicants should apply online through our CIP’s Job Opportunities website (http://cipotato.org/open-vacancies/ ), including a letter of motivation, a full C.V with the names and contact information of three references that are knowledgeable of the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience. Screening of applications will begin on 20 August, 2016 and will continue until the post is filled. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Learn more about CIP by accessing our web site at http://www.cipotato.org***.***

CIP is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified women and professionals are particularly encouraged to apply

Solutions Unlimited Installation & Support Technician Job in Kenya

Vacancy: Installation & Support Technician II
 

Solutions Unlimited is a leading privately owned Security technology and IT service provider registered under the Business Act of the Government of Kenya as Solutions Masterminds Investment.
 

The core business of Solutions Unlimited is the delivery of ICT and Security Solutions to a broad range of clients in both Public and Private sectors in Kenya. 

Solutions Unlimited provides the highest quality product and customer service, which exceeds the industry standards and our customer expectations. 

 

We dedicate ourselves to providing unsurpassed, personalized, quality products and services and are a leading service provider in Kenya in the following areas:

  • CCTV systems in Kenya
  • Vehicle Tracking Solutions in Kenya
  • Biometric Access control & Time attendance systems in Kenya
  • Design and implementation of Structured cabling in Kenya
  • Burglar and Intruder Alarm Systems in Kenya

Responsibilities:

  • Conducting Site surveys
  • Installation of CCTV, Access control and Time attendance systems, burglar and intruder alarm systems.(Knowledge of vehicle tracking installation is an added advantage)
  • Technical support for existing clients

This position is an ENTRY LEVEL opportunity that is available immediately; we are actively conducting interviews and encourage you to apply.


Requirements:

  • Previous hands on experience as an installation Technician(those who have learnt on the job/in the field and have no professional training are also encouraged to apply)
  • Certificate or diploma in related field
  • Ability to read, write and speak English fluently
  • Ability to type and use basic computer packages.

Email your CV ONLY to hr@solutionsunlimited.co.ke on or before 22nd April 2016. 

DO NOT attach scans of academic certificates.


Solutions unlimited is an equal opportunity employer. 

Only successful candidates will be contacted.


For more information about us, please visit www.solutionsunlimited.co.ke

Electronic Security Systems Technician for Oman

    Project execution.
    Coordination with site contractors to insure proper provision of containment & services.
    Scheduling technicians & field staff, Software installation & configuration of complete system.
    Testing & commissioning of the systems.
      Should Have worked on Systems like Dedicated Micros, Pelco, Bosch, Fastrax in CCTV range and HID,Setec, Siemens in standalone & PC based Access control range & Scantronics, Galaxy, Jabletron system (wired & wireless) in Intruder Alarm range.
    Salary: OMR 550 TO 650 per month+ co.car+ annual 30 days leave, air ticket, Medical

      3+ years experience

        Recruiter Name:Mr Ramesh
        Email Address:dishahrd2011@gmail.com