Entrepreneurship Facilitator Job Vacancy in Kenya - CAP Youth Empowerment Institute

Position Title: Entrepreneurship Facilitator

Period: 6 months ( October 2022- March 2023)

Position Summary: Entrepreneurship Facilitator will be tasked to train the students on Entrepreneurship

Location: Ukunda, Mikindani, Mariakani, Mdzongoloni, Mombasa

Duties & Responsibilities

 Training and equipping the students with entrepreneurship skills  Source for guest lecturers, organize field and exposures visits for the students.  Assist students form savings groups, open bank accounts & develop a saving culture.  Follow up with students who have started their own businesses to monitor the progress of their businesses.  Facilitate BMN, E-Day and other events at training center.  Participate in road shows to recruit students to join the program.  Ensure students maintain highest levels of discipline at all times.  Support the students in nurturing their business ideas.  Source for credible mentors to mentor the students.  Ensure that students attend classes as required.  Provide students with resources for studying.  Maintain an up to date record of students.  Support students in writting business plans.  Link the youth with potential funders.

Required Qualifications

  • Degree in entrepreneurship or equivalent qualification.
  • Training in the ILO Start & Improve Your Business (SIYB) SIYB program.
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience training entrepreneurship.
  • Proficiency in MS Office (MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook).
  • Good presentation and communication (verbal and written) skills
  • Good facilitation skills
  • Excellent leadership skills
  • Excellent report writting skills

Personal Attributes: • Trustworthiness • Integrity and professionalism • Time management skills • Project Management skills • Problem solving and negotiation skills • Decision making and leadership skills

Our commitment to safeguarding: CAPYEI is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behavior at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and committed to promoting the welfare of young persons. CAPYEI expects all and volunteers (m/w) to share this commitment through our code of conduct. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us.

How to apply

Interested candidates who meet the criteria above are encouraged to send their application letters and detailed CVs to recruit@capyei.org by 03rd October 2022. Candidates are required to indicate the position title on the subject line of the email when applying. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Candidates are expected to quote their expected pay in the cover letter.

Shortlisting will be done on rolling basis.

Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

CAPYEI DOES NOT charge any fee at any stage of the recruitment process

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Project Coordinator and Communications Specialist Job Vacancy in Nairobi, Kenya - Land O'Lakes Venture37

Position Title: Project Coordinator and Communications Specialist - East Africa

Background:

Land O'Lakes Venture37 is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit committed to helping communities around the world build economies by strengthening local agriculture, helping agribusinesses create jobs and linking farmers to markets. Since 1981, it has implemented over 315 integrated dairy, livestock, and crops development programs in nearly 80 countries — creating lasting impact by linking farmers, businesses, and the public and private sector in local and global contexts. Land O’Lakes Venture37’s long-standing affiliation with Land O’Lakes, Inc. sets it apart. Land O’Lakes, Inc. is one of America’s largest farmer-owned cooperatives. It supports Land O’Lakes Venture37 project implementation with nearly 100 years of expertise in dairy, animal nutrition, crop inputs and agricultural insights and technologies. This gives Land O’Lakes Venture37 development projects a unique global view of agriculture, food and the power of well-functioning market systems. Land O’Lakes, Inc. supports these efforts as part of its enterprise purpose of Feeding Human Progress at home and around the world.

Project Description:

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) funds the Trade of Agriculture Safely and Efficiently (TRASE) program in the East African Community (Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, and Tanzania) to enhance its Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) Systems and harmonization efforts. SPS systems and regulations must be in place to ensure food is safe and wholesome for domestic consumption and trade and this project will integrate SPS systems into policy and institutions. By working with the EAC governments to design specific intervention and focusing on risk management and regulatory authorities, SPS systems can improve value chains and ensure there are measures in place to protect the safety of domestic food supplies and drive increased regional and international trade. Activities will make substantial contributions to increasing agricultural productivity and expand trade of agricultural products.

Position Summary:

The project coordination and communication specialist will ensure that planned activities are not only effectively implemented, but also presented to the region and the stakeholders in a timely, accurate and appealing fashion. The incumbent shall coordinate implementation of TRASE project activities and the TRASE communication plan in the 5 EAC partner states of Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda, working closely with the Chief of Party, the Sanitary and Phytosanitary Advisors and the Monitoring and Evaluation Manager to facilitate well-coordinated national and regional activities, whilst ensuring effective communication channels are maintained at all operational levels.

Primary Responsibilities:

Primary responsibilities of the position include but are not limited to the following:

1. Support implementation of the TRASE Communication Plan

  • Work with the EAC secretariat to develop the regional SPS communication plan
  • Work with the project team in the planning, development and implementation of communication activities that support SPS reforms across the public and private sectors in the region.
  • Engage with the TRASE SPS country advisors, coordinate the development of communication products, over-see the quality of design, accuracy of content and its suitability for target audiences.
  • Facilitate the development of the project crisis communication plan.
  • Facilitate the COP and SPS Advisors to represent and act on behalf of TRASE as necessary, at TRASE events as well as partners’ events such as conferences, workshops and, meetings.
  • Develop and maintain a stakeholder feedback mechanism—keeping track of complaints and recommendations and following up with the project team to ensure they are addressed.
  • Work with the MEAL Manager to undertake periodic reviews of the communication related activities, in particular support the inspectors’ practitioners’ group on LinkedIn and provide necessary updates to the project team.
  • Coordinate preparation of conference presentations and other technical outputs based on the TRASE work plan under implementation.
  • Assist the MEAL manager to identify, collect, store and disseminate qualitative information and case studies to stakeholders.
  • Liaise with the LOL Venture37 corporate communication team to facilitate development of case studies and communication materials as necessary.

2. Coordination of Calendar of events, TRASE and EAC SPS meetings

  • Maintain and coordinate a calendar of SPS meetings, workshops, and other activities organized by the EAC secretariat, development partners and other stakeholders
  • Maintain and coordinate a calendar of key TRASE project events at national and regional levels
  • Work with the project team to coordinate national SPS Committees in the planning, organizing and execution of the EAC SPS Committee meetings
  • Work with the project team in planning, organizing and executing the TRASE project Steering Committee meetings

3. Support implementation of the TRASE Work Plan

  • Participate in the development of project work plans
  • Coordinate national SPS committees to implement the TRASE work plan, as well as utilize multiple media channels to reach a wide range of stakeholders from the public and private sectors
  • Coordinating SPS advocacy activities implemented by the key private sector partners
  • Maintain and continuously update a database of TRASE stakeholders

Required Skills and Qualifications:

  • Minimum of an undergraduate degree in a relevant field (Communications, Media Studies, Public Relations, Journalism, Marketing, etc.)
  • At least five years' experience undertaking coordination and communication related functions including on social media
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Computer literate with capability in email, MS office, infographics and related business and communication tools
  • Content writing experience for all media platforms and social media and networking expertise
  • Experience in coordinating multi-country operations preferable in international Governmental or non-Governmental organizations.

How to apply

https://lol.avature.net/Careers/JobDetail/Nairobi-Kenya-Project-Coordinator-and-Communications-Specialist-East-Africa/1617

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Regional Lead Developer Job Vacancy in Kenya - Solidaridad East & Central Africa

Position Title: Regional Lead Developer

Job title: Regional Lead Developer

Level Available: Mid to Senior

Reporting Line: Managing Director

Objective

The Regional Lead Developer provides leadership for the planning, deployment, capacity building, adoption, operational excellence, support, maintenance, and enhancement of regional and country digital systems inclusive of those used in field projects. The Regional Lead Developer is accountable for ensuring that the regional digital needs are met. Solidaridad builds a range of digital solutions and tools that are directed externally (e.g. at farmers, producers, workers, miners, MSMEs) and/or internally (to improve learning, efficiency or effectiveness within the organization). We develop both web and mobile applications.

Position in the Organization

The Regional Lead Developer reports to the Managing Director of Solidaridad Eastern and Central Africa Expertise Centre. S/he also works closely with the Head of Programmes and the country office teams.

Main tasks and result areas:

  1. Lead the implementation, management, and expansion of the digital strategy in the region.
  2. Deliver strategic and tactical planning, development, evaluation, and coordination of information and technology systems in East and Central Africa.
  3. Establish guidelines and programs for effective information technology management.
  4. Lead and coordinate technical decisions on projects and organizational tools.
  5. Evaluate technical design for custom solutions - act as a sounding board for management and programmatic team members.
  6. Lead, develop, maintain and scale all the shared (internal and external) services.
  7. Together with the project teams, develop appropriate digital architecture to meet the needs of the project while consolidating the tools and data across ECA projects..
  8. Identify cross-cutting ]data and application needs that can be moved onto internal data platforms and project agnostic applications including ODK, Jifunze and others.
  9. Provide technical and strategic direction to the region’s executive management and programmatic teams.
  10. Research and assess the trade-offs (build vs buy) of all technology choices (e.g. closed systems, open source etc).
  11. Collaborate with the region’s quality and operations teams to develop better projects and products that are more reliable and maintainable.

Knowledge and experience:

  1. Relevant academic level education, Master's or higher – in relevant fields (e.g. Computer Science or any equivalent combination of training and experience, Project Management).
  2. At least six (6) years of experience as a software developer and a good understanding of relational databases management systems (RDBMS - preferably Postgres) as well as one or more Operating Systems (e.g Linux, Windows, etc)
  3. Familiar with common IT methodologies (SDLC, ITIL, ITSM).
  4. Mentoring junior- and mid-level developers on good software development practices.
  5. You have experience in designing or developing complex systems in combination with debugging / troubleshooting capabilities.
  6. Ability to write programs of scripts in the current software development languages for both web and mobile (a bonus).

Specific job requirements:

  1. Strong organizational skills with a problem-solving attitude.
  2. Strong ability to deliver a working product and meet a deadline.
  3. You have programming knowledge as well as other skill-sets (e.g. agile teams/ organizations, project management, budgeting).
  4. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  5. Attention to detail
  6. You have a high proficiency with one or more of the following technologies: such as Java, JavaScript (Node.js), Python, Relational Database Management Systems such as SQL Server or Oracle, Entity Framework, and Object Oriented Programming, Dependency Injection/Inversion of Control.
  7. You have experience in fast-growing organizations and/or the lean start-up methodology.

How to apply

Interested candidates that meet the above qualifications should send their cover letter, CVs, and salary expectation to:

Emails: hr.eca@solidaridadnetwork.org

Subject: “Regional Lead Developer

The CVs will be evaluated as they are received only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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Cash Delegate Job Vacancy in Kenya - Norwegian Red Cross

Position Title: Cash Delegate

Purpose

The purpose of the CVA delegate is to lead and support the implementation of devising and implementing the cash and vouchers modality in the health response in a drought affected context in Kenya and Somalia. The delegate will work closely with the National society counterparts on cash and health and devise an operational plan for cash and voucher assistance for health needs in drought affected areas under the climate change and health intervention supported by the donor in 3 countries.

The CVA and Health delegate under the direction of the Norcross regional office for Africa will work with National Society and other relevant cash actors to set up the cash and vouchers modality for the drought and climate crisis project. The delegate will be responsible for devising a detailed operational plan, including on beneficiaries, conditional modalities for achieving health outcomes for vulnerable population, continue to update needs and monitor activities and work closely with the National society in delivery mechanisms for cash payments and voucher preparation. The delegate will develop procedures with National Society for cash transfer via mobile and/ or health vouchers for improving access to health services and ensure barriers are addressed. The delegate will ensure that the National Society has capacities in place for implementation of conditional grants for health care services in drought affected areas. Coordination with logistics, finance and administration will be required including frequent field visits to project locations and primary health care centres (PHCs) to understand emerging trends in diseases and public health issues to ensure linkage to cash payments and modalities. Particular attention should be given to quality and accountability to beneficiaries and the affected population.

The CVA and Health delegate specifically brings in CVA strategic, technical and operational expertise building on the host NS capacity approach, enabling implementation of the cash modality for health needs.

Strategic responsibilities

  • Ensure that Norwegian Red Cross supported projects in relevant discipline are designed and implemented in line with Movements CVA guidelines and NorCross’s own CVA for health policy that outlines potential of conditional cash support for meeting financial barriers in access to and utilization of health services in crises.
  • Coach and support the Host National Society and NorCross project teams in cash and health technical standards and support the operationalization of those standards.
  • Develop detailed SOPs for conditional cash transfers in Kenya and Somalia and ensure support to National Society in devising of the SOPs and guidelines for the project locations.
  • Train teams and hold workshops in SOPs and monitoring of the procedures and indicators of results.
  • Contributes proactively with other technical personnel to Norwegian Red Cross global efforts to establish and operationalized technical standards in relevant areas.
  • Coordinate with Movement and non-Movement programme partners. Together with the NS cash focal point, participate in the cash coordination structure when/if established and any other coordination meetings.

Operational responsibilities Management:

  • Based on existing needs assessment and project design, prepare a detailed operational plan for cash payments including modalities, conditions, duration, criteria, frequency and delivery mechanism with the National Society;
  • Ensure implementation and monitoring of SOPs in implementation of CVA component of the programmes; collect learnings and ensure feedback process and improvements;
  • Support preparation of results indicators for CVA in health in collaboration with health teams based on proposals;
  • Follows up and supports the cooperation with the National Society in accordance with the Partnership Agreement;
  • Conduct regular meetings with NorCross teams and National Society and manage the activity plan and log frame;

Operational:

  • Identify specialist skills that may be required (IM, registration systems, delivery mechanisms) and ensure adequate human resource capacity is identified for CVA implementation.
  • Support and provide technical support and inputs in the ongoing operation. Be responsible for setting up the CVA component including development of the plan of action and budget. Ensure programme delivery follows the Plan of Action, and recipient selection and transfer mechanisms follow agreed NS procedures and SOPs. Maintain overall oversight of all CVA elements ensuring targets are met and identified risks are mitigated.
  • Work with the NS to ensure that all necessary tools and systems (financial, logistics and M&E) are adapted for assessment, are in practice and disseminated. This includes SOPs, operational guidelines, risk register, recipient registration tools, monitoring tools, CEA tools, information management tools in line with data protection requirements, communication materials).
  • Oversee and support the delivery of the plan of action, including the RBM framework ensuring achievement of the set objectives and milestones.
  • Supports financial risk management, including annual audit process and proper handling of financial irregularities, in line with established rules and regulations.
  • Support the NS team to analyse the risks and complete the risk assessment including the measures to mitigate the potential risks. Engage the community as well as all relevant departments in the risk analysis and identification of measures to mitigate security and other potential programmatic risks.

Collaboration NorCross:

  • Engage with the Regional Finance Manager and the Results Management Officer at NorCross Regional Office, to ensure consistent accountability towards Norwegian Red Cross rules and regulations, guidelines and deadlines.
  • Regular communication with colleagues at the Programme Support Team, and Regional Team members at the Finance and
  • Grants Unit and International Human Resources Unit.
  • Closely collaborate with health delegates and country program managers on project implementation
  • Facilitate and plan for country visits by colleagues from National and Regional offices.
  • Liaise with National Office (HQ) Security advisor in accordance with rules and regulations.

Qualifications Formal Competence

  • University degree in relevant areas such as Disaster Management, social sciences, or technical qualification or equivalent experience
  • RCRC Movement CVA online or Face to Face trainings and Practical Cash in Emergencies (PECT) trained
  • Other relevant CVA training

Personal qualifications, skills and knowledge

  • Experience in implementing CVA modalities in emergency responses
  • Proven ability to implement cash and voucher assistance in challenging contexts.
  • At least 5 years´ experience leading and influencing the uptake of different aspects of CVA design and implementation (i.e.: CVA feasibility assessments, market analysis, response design including setting targeting criteria, transfer values and delivery mechanisms, encashment, and monitoring)
  • Experience from CVA in health will be highly desirable. Knowledge of health needs and responses is also desirable.
  • Fluency in English in required.

Skills:

  • Knowledge of RC Movement’s CVA tools and guidance
  • Knowledge of use of CVA modalities to achieve health related outcomes
  • Ability to design cash grants with conditions keeping in view beneficiary needs and financial barriers
  • Knowledge of feedback and response mechanism, including appropriate methods of recipient communication and channels

Personal Qualifications

  • Ability to work towards achieving objectives and results.
  • Ability to deliver emergency projects of 6 months duration
  • Ability to work with partners and support capacity enhancement and trainings
  • Ability to convince and gain acceptance
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to be solution oriented

How to apply

Please follow the below link to apply:

https://303030.webcruiter.no/Main/Recruit/Public/4563632796?link_source_id=0

 

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Reference-UX Designer Consultancy Opportunity in Kenya - Girl Effect

Terms of Reference: UX Designer

September 2022

Who We Are

We are a global creative non-profit combining expertise in media, mobile, brand, and international development, a unique mix of skills we use to solve global problems in a new way. Started by the Nike Foundation in 2004, we are now an independent organisation working from nine global locations in more than 50 countries where girls are marginalised and vulnerable, focused on Africa and Asia.

We use our in-depth understanding of girls' real needs so that they are enabled to make choices about their health, education, and economic future. We use multiple touchpoints for branded story-telling and participation that millions of girls, and boys, love and interact with - from apps that build skills to TV dramas that explore vital issues to magazines written and distributed by girls.

We help girls change their lives by tackling social, cultural, and gender norms – leveraging digital technologies to create change through creative content that engages and entertains audiences - designed to change and shift attitudes, knowledge and behaviours in tangible, measurable ways.

Our work is supported and funded by a wide range of people and organisations, from governments and philanthropists to NGOs and corporates. Recent examples include GAVI (The Vaccine Alliance), Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Meta, UNICEF, the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF), Vodafone Foundation, Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), Nutrition International, and United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

Background

For over a decade, we have been building social behaviour change programming and technologies that aim to create a safer and more accessible world for young women and girls, using the insights and experiences they share with us.

By successfully leveraging Girl Effect’s branded media (drama, talk shows, SMS texts and social media) to inform and empower girls, Girl Effect has increased the uptake of HPV vaccine and use of health services more widely in Tanzania, Ethiopia, Malawi and Rwanda. In the coming years, we will be expanding this work in Tanzania and Ethiopia, working in partnership with the local government to continue increasing the uptake of HPV vaccines, health services, and routine immunisation vaccines for children of young mothers and parents.

We will build on our existing branded media platforms in markets such as Tujibebe in Tanzania. Tujibebe launched in 2019, and in the past year, Tujibebe has reached over 1.7 million girls with information about HPV. Girls (13-15 years) who were exposed to Tujibebe content (as a consumer) had shown an increase in knowledge and attitudes:

  • More than half of girls (50%) who listened to the Tujibebe radio show (consumer) were aware of the HPV vaccine compared to only 9% of girls who had not listened to it (non-consumer).
  • After listening to the radio show, 96% of girls (consumers) reported willingness to have the HPV vaccine compared to only 77% among those who did not listen to the radio show (non-consumers).

What we are looking for:

We have recently researched the barriers to vaccine uptake across Tanzania and Ethiopia. Starting with Tanzania, we want to take these insights into a Design Sprint with the Girl Effect team and build potential concepts, solutions, or prototype ideas to address vaccine uptake barriers. We are looking for a consultant to kick off the process by leading the project team through a workshop, eventually leading to developing an efficient, effective, user-friendly prototype concept/ideas to fulfil the project objectives.

The UX designer would need to design and facilitate a design sprint workshop with the Girl Effect team in Tanzania. The 5-day design sprint workshop outcomes are:

  • A shared understanding of the user’s needs, challenges & motivations
  • A (clearer) mutual understanding of the problem at hand (evidenced by a succinct and clear focal problem statement for the project)
  • Solution ideas/concepts generated and analysed/prioritised according to a logical & relevant set of criteria
  • Prototype recommendations (including plans and/or considerations for testing) from prioritised ideas/concepts

Deliverables:

  • Proposal of Design Sprint Approach (including the types of participants to be involved)
  • Working in collaboration with the Girl Effect Team, plan and facilitate a Design Sprint workshop spanning no longer than 5 days to present research findings, define the problem, brainstorm prototype concepts, prioritise ideas and approaches
  • Presentation of final workshop results and prototype recommendations
  • High-level implementation or testing plan for recommended or prioritised prototypes

Estimated Deliverable Timeline

Week 1- Preparation

Week 2-Design Sprint Approach Presentation

Week 3- 5 day sprint

Week 4- Post Sprint planning

Week 5- Final Report/Presentation

Expected Commitment

This will be a 5 week part-time consultancy contract beginning 25 October 2022, subject to renewal based on future needs. The consultant is expected to commit 10-12 hours a week and one full-time 5 day week, which can vary depending on our budget and your fee requirement.

Location

The consultant will be based in Kenya or Tanzania and must be conducive to working with teams in Tanzania, Ethiopia, UK, USA and India.

Intended Timeframe

  • Terms of reference published: 23 Sept 2022
  • Deadline for responses: 3 October 2022
  • Supplier selection, contracting, and briefing: 21-28 October 2022
  • Project commencement: TBC

Reporting

This position will be managed by Girl Effect’s Director of Experience Design, who will work with the successful consultant to ensure its timely and thorough execution.

Who You Are

Skills and expertise:

  • Must have excellent verbal and written skills in Kiswahili
  • At least 5 years of work experience executing and/or leading user experience deliverables (with a portfolio showing outputs, techniques, processes, tools and breadth of knowledge)
  • A Bachelors/Masters level degree in Design, Design Thinking, Human-Centred Design, Human-Computer Interaction or other relevant and equivalent qualification
  • Experience working with distributed teams (and technological tools that allow for such work)
  • Excellent facilitation, presentation, communication & interpersonal skills
  • Expertise in running workshops with participants who are in-person, remote or a mix of both (including the requisite facilitation techniques and tools)
  • A strong awareness of service, product & interaction design
  • Willingness to adapt, be flexible, and improvise as the situation requires it
  • Ability to keep the group’s energy levels high and their focus on the tasks at hand

Proposal Submission

Interested consultants are asked to submit the following to support their candidature (Max 5-10 pages):

  • Your understanding of the brief and why you feel you are well placed to advise us on this
    • Showcase any previous relevant work experience
  • Contact details of three referees that can attest to the scope and magnitude of similar assignments
  • CV with a cover letter
  • Proposed consultancy fees

Evaluation Criteria

The criteria against which proposals will be evaluated are listed below:

Technical Evaluation

  • Interpretation and understanding of this TOR-10%
  • Relevant experience as demonstrated by CV - 20%
  • Technical UX deliverable execution experience - 10%
  • Demonstrated technical knowledge in the field of Human-Centred Design and/or Design Thinking (including HCD tools & techniques)- 20%
  • Evidence of a minimum of three contactable references - 10%

Financial Evaluation

  • Value for money/proposed budget breakdown - 30%

Technical and Financial proposals will need to be submitted as separate documents. Financial bids will not be opened until the technical evaluation and then only for those proposals deemed qualified and responsive.

Please note that Girl Effect is not liable for any cost incurred during the award/contract preparation, submission, or negotiation of the award/contract. All submitted documentation and/or materials shall become and remain the property of Girl Effect.

VALIDITY of the proposal shall be for 90 days from the date of bid closure.

Equal Opportunities

Girl Effect is committed to equal opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity, or expression. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.

We are committed to building an organisation that is truly representative of the communities that we serve. To this end, due regard will be paid to procuring consultancy services of organisations and individuals with a deep understanding and experience of our programming markets and diverse professional, academic and cultural backgrounds.

Safeguarding

You may be required to undertake safeguarding checks. Shortlisted consultants will be assessed on our organisational values at the interview stage. The successful consultant will be expected to adhere to our safeguarding policy. We encourage you to read and understand our safeguarding policy, the executive summary of which can be found here. We have zero tolerance for all forms of violence against children, beneficiaries and staff.

Tax

Applicants are advised to ensure that they have a clear understanding of their tax position with regards to provisions of their local jurisdiction tax legislation when developing their proposals.

Disclaimer

GE reserves the right to determine the structure of the process, the number of short-listed participants, the right to withdraw from the proposal process, the right to change this timetable at any time without notice, and reserves the right to withdraw this tender at any time, without prior notice and without liability to compensate and/or reimburse any party. GE shall inform the ONLY successful applicant(s). The process of negotiation and signing of the contract with the successful applicant(s) will follow.

How to apply

How to Apply

Please submit proposals, as described above, to suppliers@girleffect.org by 3rd October 2022, 5:00 pm EAT latest. Please clearly mark your email with the subject ‘UX Designer.’

 

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Consultancy Opportunity to Undertake Environmental and Social Performance Audit & Development of Related Policy Framework for FI's - Micro Enterprises Support Programme Trust

MESPT-CREDIT-06-2022: Consultancy to Undertake Environmental and Social Performance Audit & Development of Related Policy Framework for FI's

INTRODUCTION

Micro Enterprise Support Programme Trust (MESPT) is a development organization focused on enhancing, Agricultural Enterprise Development and Market linkages, Agricultural productivity and Food Safety, Financial Access and Inclusion and Green Transformation. MESPT interventions are through small holder farmers and Agricultural SMEs aimed at increasing productivity, incomes and enhancing competitiveness for decent job creation, especially among women and youth.

The engagement of private sector towards achievement of the desired results within focus thematic areas continues to be critical and calls for integrated support mechanisms. MESPT has taken this role to facilitate both forward and backward linkages and build sustainable partnership to sustainably support the eco-system.

MESPT has a development implementation model that entails working with various stakeholders to facilitate sustainable linkages that increase the competitiveness and profitability of targeted agricultural value chains and enterprises.

OBJECTIVES OF THE ASSIGNMENT

The objective of this consultancy is to:

  1. Undertake In-depth Environmental and Social Performance Management and Governance (ESPMG) audit based on globally recognized standards.
  2. Develop an action plan for implementation of recommendations from the Environmental, Social Performance and Governance Audit.
  3. Support selected financial institutions with development of Environmental. Social and Governance (ESG) policy framework as one of the implementation activity.

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES

The objectives of the consultancy are to:

  1. Undertake inception meeting with selected two financial institutions.
  2. Undertake institutional ESPMG audit and document findings and proposed recommendations.
  3. Undertake stakeholders (MESPT, Board and Management of the specific financial institution) brief on the ESPMG audit findings and recommendations.
  4. Develop ESPMG policy framework as part of initial implementation intervention.
  5. Validate the ESPMG policy framework with Board and Management of the selected financial institutions.

CONSULTANT REQUIREMENTS

  1. In-depth knowledge, experience in conducting Environmental and Social Audit for financial institutions. Please share 3 past references including reference letters and contracts for work done in the last 5 years.
  2. Demonstrated understanding of Sacco and Microfinance subsectors in Kenya.
  3. Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology, Environmental Management related studies, Business Administration, Community Development, Co-operative Development, Economics, Agricultural Development, Commerce

How to apply

Download full tender document on https://mespt.org/tender-opportunities/

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Consultancy Opportunity for Translating Banana Value Chain Greening Training Manual

MESPT-DMDP-04-2022 - Consultancy for Translating Banana Value Chain Greening Training Manual

INTRODUCTION

Micro-Enterprises Support Programme Trust (MESPT) has since the year 2002 developed a niche in supporting the growth of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) by providing integrated business solutions for sustainable development. The Trust is a multi-donor entity jointly founded by the Government of Kenya and the European Union who later relinquished their position to the Royal Danish Embassy in Kenya, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark (DANIDA).

About Danida Market Development Partnership (DMDP) Programme

The Danida Market Development Partnership (DMDP) Programme is designed to give an opportunity to enterprises that are keen on delivering towards Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The programme brings commercial and non-commercial actors together in partnerships to promote sustainable business, development and employment opportunities contributing to SDGs 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth) and 17 (Partnerships for Sustainable Development).

The overall objective of DMDP programme is to contribute to sustainable economic growth in developing countries within the framework of the SDG’s. Through broad partnerships, the facility contributes to the motivation and mobilization of private sector investments. The basis of a partnership project is a business idea driven by one or several private companies. The support is given to ensure more combined knowledge and resources from different types of actors to ensure more comprehensive development results with a focus on SDG 8.

DMDP Banana Programme - Spurring Job Creation in Kenya by Enhancing the Competitiveness of the Banana Sub Sector. The Market Development Partnership Project will contribute to increased and sustainable incomes and decent jobs within the banana subsector in Taita Taveta County with emphasis on women and youth. This will by extension contribute to poverty alleviation. The project will roll out interventions geared to enhancing the competitiveness of the banana value chain and hence improved market access for the targeted farmers. Production capacities of small holder farmers and service providers will be developed, and vertical and horizontal linkages facilitated thereby sustainably creating value and business efficiencies.

The project will deliver a socially and environmentally responsible fruit pulp processing factory that is economically viable. The factory whose annual processing capacity is estimated at 40,000MT shall be fully operational in the fourth year of the project cycle.

The commercial partners will set up aggregation centers and an ICT system for efficient management of the supply chain. They have and will continuously explore market opportunities for both fresh banana and pulp. They will invest in a 300-acre organic farm to ensure a consistent supply while also developing the capacity of small holder farmers on the same. The commercial partners’ interventions will be anchored on 2,000 small holder farmers organized in 40 farm estates and will oversee the aggregation centers (business hubs) and offtake farm produce. They will work closely with 20 farm estate advisors whose capacities are developed by the project. The smallholder farmer and various service providers will earn incomes from the opportunities generated by the commercial partners. It is expected that at least 2,000 farmers will have their incomes increased by at least 40% from the third year. An estimated 1,200 private service providers providing an array of services to the farmers and other value chain actors will also earn and or diversify incomes because of the opportunities generated by the project. At least 31,500 MT of quality bananas per year will consistently be produced and sold and at least 600 direct decent jobs created by the commercial partners.

The consortium will promote climate smart and regenerative agricultural practices among smallholder farmers and work with key stakeholders and market players to institute green compliance framework for organic/safe food production. 20 demonstration farms will be enhanced to integrate greening solutions with partnerships on inclusive green growth and circular economy developed and engagement mechanisms established. The activities will lead to reduced carbon emissions and sequestration, improvement of soil quality while also enhancing food security amongst targeted households.

Background of Banana Value Chain

Banana value chain has been identified as a potential driver of socio-economic development within the Taita Taveta County as per the 2018 -2022 County Integrated Development Plan (CIDP). Out of the total population in the county, 60% are involved in banana production. As of 2017, it accounted for 32% of the total value of fruits and recorded 30% growth in revenues from USD 129.3M in 2016 to USD 169.77M in 2017. This presents a great investment opportunity in the banana value chain.

Due to its suitable agro-climatic conditions, Taita Taveta is a natural choice for an expanded banana industry. Bananas are grown either on rain-fed open fields or under irrigation. In the County, most farmers have been growing them traditionally. There are about 4,000 banana farmers in the county with acreage ranging from 0.25 to 3 acres. The County production per unit area is half the global average due to low adoption of improved agronomic practices, attack by nematodes and diseases, limited access to affordable quality inputs, extension and financial services, value addition opportunities and weak linkages to markets. Only 8% of Banana farmers in the county are in contractual relationship. The scenario demonstrates the need for support as elaborated in this proposal. This reflects the need for market development interventions for sustainable models and scale.

Smallholder farmers are struggling to make more productive use of their farmland. Most are unable to produce enough, to feed their families on an adequate nutritional diet and to sell in the market and generate sufficient incomes to meet other needs. Additionally, farmers are demotivated by market inconsistencies caused by the market players. Hence, there is a need for them to adopt good agricultural sustainable practices and access quality inputs to enhance production as well as linkages to consistent competitive markets to boost rural economies.

Previous studies have attributed these challenges to the following i) effects of climate change which are particularly evident in terms of unreliable and erratic rainfall patterns with shifts in planting time, moisture stress during the crop growing period and heavy rains during harvesting leading to increased post-harvest losses. Post-harvest losses also arise from the rejection of small finger sizes in banana bunches by the market, and poor handling during harvesting and transportation ii) unavailability and high cost of inputs attributed to poor distribution network across the county. Most farmers thus use uncertified seeds and other planting materials. There is also inadequate use of inputs such as fertilizers iii) poor marketing system which results from lack of accurate and timely market information and poor infrastructure across the county especially roads and post-harvest handling facilities iv) inadequate extension services due to a wide farmer to staff ratio. In addition, the extension officers lack access to emerging knowledge on modern farming practices.

PURPOSE OF THE ASSIGNMENT

Towards the end of 2021 the DMFA introduced a greening component to the DMDP aimed at enhancing the greening of both the commercial and development cases for improved sustainability. The banana value chain project will be seeking to do this by among other things increasing adoption of climate smart and regenerative agricultural practices in banana production amongst the smallholder farmers. Focused at improving productivity the project is already rolling a capacity development program for adoption of good agricultural practices amongst small holder farmers. Whereas GAP addresses certain aspects of the greening component there is need for a holistic training guide that in a more concrete manner supports the understanding and application (the theory and practice) of the greening concept to farmers and other key stakeholders. Most particularly intends to support the application of nature-based solutions to solve farming problems while also supporting farmers to adopt organic farming and related practices.

To this end MESPT facilitated development of greening training manual expected to facilitate a process that will help deliver a green ecosystem within a banana farming environment.

The training manual is to be available in English form (The training manual will be in English version) for use by farm estate advisors, lead farmers, extension staff and farmers themselves.

The purpose of this assignment is to translate the training manual to Swahili language (Version) to enhance its use and application by the users (trainers and more so the farmers).

SCOPE OF ASSIGNMENT

Reporting to the Programme Manager the firm’s scope of work will include the following at the minimum:

  • Reading and understanding the greening training manual including but not limited to a discussion with the developers of the manual.
  • Engaging technical experts to translate the materials/manual into Swahili language without losing the context.
  • Editing, formatting, and proofreading the translated training manual
  • Facilitate a key stakeholder forum for validation of the translated training manual.
  • Submitting the final translated training manual in both soft and hard copies
  • Submit a final assignment report

EXPECTED PROFILE (QUALIFICATION AND COMPETENCIES) OF THE CONSULTING FIRM

The scope of the assignment requires a competent team leader able to abide and implement the contract, to coordinate the work in consultation with MESPT and to ensure that timelines and milestones of the contract are effectively achieved. The bidding Firm is expected to be domiciled in Kenya with the following competencies: -

  1. The consulting firm should have a mix of experts with a background and experience in Natural Resource Management, Climate Change, Agribusiness and Food safety for at least 5 years.
  2. The consultants should have experience in developing Training manuals and Learning guides (Provide proof)
  3. At least one of the experts/team members should be well versed and highly experienced in green growth initiatives/ green transformation.
  4. At least one team members should have practical working experience in the banana value chain.
  5. The team members must be well versed and experienced in translation of English manuals/ materials into Swahili language.
  6. The firm should clearly demonstrate / proof involvement in similar assignments.
  7. The lead consultant should have high organisational and co-ordination skills.

How to apply

Download full tender document on https://mespt.org/tender-opportunities/

 

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Junior Human Resource Assistant Job Vacancy in Kenya

Position Title: Junior Human Resource Assistant

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is the UN Migration Agency. With 174 member states it is committed to the principle that humane and orderly migration benefits migrants and society. Established in 1951 and now active in over 400 field locations worldwide, IOM works with partners, government, and civil society to:

  1. Assist in meeting the operational challenges of migration and mobility
  2. Advance understanding of migration issues
  3. Encourage social and economic development through migration; and
  4. Uphold the human dignity and well-being of migrants and mobile populations.

IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment. Internal and external candidates are eligible to apply to this vacancy. For the purpose of the vacancy, internal candidates are considered as first-tier candidates.

IOM’s Regional Office for the East and Horn of Africa supports and monitors the following countries: Burundi, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, United Republic of Tanzania and Uganda. Through a team of specialists, the Regional Office supports the development, implementation, monitoring, reporting and evaluation of projects and initiatives undertaken by country offices and regional programmes.

The RO Human Resources Department undertakes a support function in the operational and programming activities of the IOM Regional Office in Kenya. The Department’s functional activities include implementing human resources management policies to support the RO’s strategy and the organization's structure through the recruitment, retention, evaluation, and professional development of competent and motivated staff, maintaining conditions of service, benefits and entitlements and ensuring adherence to the established Unified Staff Regulations and Rules and related policy instructions and guidelines.

Under the overall supervision Regional Human Resources Officer and the direct supervision of the Senior Human Resources Assistant, and, in collaboration with relevant units at Headquarters and the Administrative Center’s, the Junior Human Resource Assistant will be responsible and accountable for the following functions in RO Nairobi, Kenya.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

In particular he/she will:

  1. Provide clerical assistance for the smooth running of the Human Resources processes and activities in the office.
  2. Provide general assistance in recruitment processes including but not limited to circulation of vacancy announcements, interview arrangements, preparation of materials necessary for the interviews and technical test, support with reference checks, sending out messages to candidates, etc.
  3. Perform assigned role(s) in PRISM HR, paying special attention to data consistency and accuracy; input and maintain data based on approvals and supporting documentation; generate reports, contract extensions, personnel actions and other related documentation.
  4. Maintain orderly personnel files of staff, instructions, bulletins and other documents in the Human Resources Unit (electronic and/or hard copies).
  5. Assist in the retrieval, drafting and formatting of reports, letters, notes and other Human Resources-related correspondence as directed.
  6. Support the organization of meetings, training activities and other Human Resources events by carrying out logistical activities such as arrangement of meeting facilities, equipment, materials, preparation of correspondence and drafting and assembling of documents.
  7. Provide general HR/Admin support to RO Team
  8. Perform other related duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, Psychology or related field with one year of relevant professional experience; or,
  • High School diploma with three years of relevant experience.

Experience

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, E-mail, Outlook; previous experience in SAP is a distinct advantage;
  • Attention to detail, ability to organize paperwork in a methodical way;
  • Discreet, details and clients-oriented, patient and willingness to learn new things; and,
  • Prior work experience with international humanitarian organizations, non-government or government institutions/organization in a multi-cultural setting is an advantage.

Skills

  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Multi-tasking skills
  • Organizing skills

Languages

Required: Fluency in English and Kiswahili is required. Working knowledge of French or any other UN Official language is advantageous.

Other

Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation. Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment and verification of residency, visa and authorizations by the concerned Government, where applicable.

How to apply

Interested candidates should submit CV and a cover letter indicating the Special Vacancy Notice Number (SVN No.), Position Title and the Duty Station with three professional referees and their contacts (both email and telephone) to: ronairobihrdrec@iom.int

Closing Date: 05 October 2022

Only Shortlisted Applicants will be contacted. Click here to access the Special Vacancy Notice.

NOTE

NO FEE: The International Organization for Migration (IOM) does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, process, or training). IOM does not concern itself with information on applicants’ bank details.

Posting period: From 22.09.2022 to 05.10.2022

 

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Regional Protection Officer Job Vacancy in Kenya - International Organization for Migration

Position Title: Regional Protection Officer

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is the UN Migration Agency. With 174 member states it is committed to the principle that humane and orderly migration benefits migrants and society. Established in 1951 and now active in over 400 field locations worldwide, IOM works with partners, government, and civil society to:

  • Assist in meeting the operational challenges of migration and mobility
  • Advance understanding of migration issues
  • Encourage social and economic development through migration; and
  • Uphold the human dignity and well-being of migrants and mobile populations

Internal and external candidates will be considered for this vacancy. For the purposes of this vacancy, internal candidates are defined as staff members holding a regular, fixed-term or short-term graded or ungraded contract, including Junior Professional Officers (JPOs), staff on Special Leave Without Pay (SLWOP), and staff members on secondment/loan released by the Organization, unless otherwise specified in their contract. Staff members holding a regular, fixed-term or short-term graded contract will not retain their contract type if appointed to an ungraded position.

IOM’s Regional Office for the East and Horn of Africa supports and monitors the following countries: Burundi, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda. Through a team of specialists, the Regional Office supports the development, implementation, monitoring, reporting and evaluation of projects and initiatives undertaken by country offices and regional programmes.

Context:

The Protection Unit at the IOM’s Regional Office for the East and Horn of Africa supports the delivery of protection interventions in the following countries: Burundi, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda. IOM’s protection work in the region fall within the following 5 pillars: direct assistance, capacity building, law and policy development and implementation, data collection and analysis; thematic guidance and convening of relevant stakeholders to advance protection. Adopting a route-based approach, IOM coordinates the Regional Migrant Response Plan for East and Horn of Africa 2021-2024 (MRP) which is a migrant-focused humanitarian and development response strategy for vulnerable migrants from the Horn of Africa traveling along the Eastern Route. The MRP’s objectives are to ensure protection assistance to vulnerable migrants in the Horn of Africa, support durable and development-oriented approaches to return and sustainable reintegration, strengthen the protection of migrants in the Horn of Africa by building capacities of governments, and analyse trends of migration between the Horn of Africa and Yemen. To strengthen protection responses in the plan, the organization recently supported the establishment of a Regional Migrant Protection Working Group (MPWG) to ensure coordinated protection response along the Eastern Route. Under the overall supervision of the Regional Director and the direct supervision of the Senior Regional Protection Specialist and in close coordination with the MRP coordinator, BMM and MPRR Programme Coordinators the successful candidate will be responsible for supporting the implementation of protection activities in the region including coordination of the Regional Migrant Protection Working Group and the implementation of its priorities.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

    1. Carry out preliminary assessments of protection and assistance needs at the regional level, identify problems/gaps and propose/priorities including timely practical actions to respond to protection concerns.
  1. In collaboration with the Regional and country programme teams coordinate assistance to individual cases of concern and facilitate the delivery of protection and assistance.
  2. Assist and provide technical guidance to IOM Country Offices (CO), as well as relevant partners and government entities in the establishment of referral mechanisms and other protection interventions.
  3. Support coordination and functionality of the Regional Migrant Protection Working Group in consultation with relevant participants at country and regional level including agency staff, humanitarian and development partners, governments and donors.
  4. Participate in reviewing proposals and reports related to protection activities for consistency and accuracy and facilitate information exchange on policy and operational aspects of the projects between IOM, partners, donors, and other stakeholders.
  5. Contribute to knowledge management by compiling and sharing information on protection tools and best practices.
  6. Assess training needs on protection issues and need for capacity building among IOM staff and relevant counterparts (government, civil society).
  7. Provide technical inputs for the development and delivery of relevant training curricula to at the regional and national levels.
  8. Participate in inter-agency regional protection fora (e.g., protection cluster, childprotection sub-cluster, Gender-Based Violence sub-cluster, relevant task forces, etc.) and monitor protection needs, risks and vulnerabilities.
  9. Standardize the application of protection related tools, guidelines and policies in protection programming, advocacy and policy development
  10. Support country teams in the planning, coordination and implementation of protection assessments and to develop sound protection analysis to inform protection programming, policy and advocacy.
  11. Undertake duty travel as per need.
  12. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:

Education

  • Master's degree in International Law, Development Studies, Political Science, International Relations, Social Studies, or a related field from an accredited academicinstitution with two years of relevant professional experience; or
  • University degree in the above fields with four years of relevant professional experience

Experience

  • Previous work on protection (e.g. child protection, GBV, counter-trafficking) including in the provision of direct assistance to vulnerable groups;
  • Experience in translating protection policies to activities
  • Experience in managing teams, mentoring and delivering trainings;
  • Experience working with donors and specialized international agencies (UN Agencies, International Organizations, and International NGOs);
  • Experience in project management and monitoring and evaluation an asset;
  • Experience in regional coordination between different stakeholders highly desirable; and,
  • Experience in working effectively with local authorities, stakeholders, beneficiaries, and the broader community to advance country office or regional objectives.

Skills

  • Efficiency, flexibility, high level of professionalism and ability to work under pressure and adhere to strict deadlines;
  • Ability to work effectively and harmoniously with colleagues from varied cultures and professional backgrounds;
  • Ability to guide and supervise staff and coordinate administrative matters;
  • In-depth communication and interpersonal skills as well as excellent strategic and creative thinking;
  • Demonstrated writing skills; and, Good understanding of regional migration trends and dynamics.
  • Ability to navigate through differing ideas or perspectives to reach to an independent judgment

Languages

IOM’s official languages are English, French and Spanish. External applicants for all positions in the Professional category are required to be proficient in English and have at least a working knowledge of one additional UN Language (French, Spanish, Arabic, Russian or Chinese).

For all applicants, fluency in English is required (oral and written). Knowledge of French is advantageous. Fluency/working knowledge of languages in the East and Horn of Africa is highly desirable.

Proficiency of language(s) required will be specifically evaluated during the selection process, which may include written and/or oral assessments. Notes 1 Accredited Universities are the ones listed in the UNESCO World Higher Education Database (https://whed.net/home.php).

IOM’s competency framework can be found at this link. https://www.iom.int/sites/default/files/about-iom/iom_revised_competency_framework_external.pdf Competencies will be assessed during a competency-based interview.

Other:

Internationally recruited professional staff are required to be mobile. Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation. For this staff category, candidates who are nationals of the duty station’s country and who do not have prior experience outside the duty station’s country as staff member in the Professional category cannot be considered eligible. Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances.

Vacancies close at 23:59 local time Geneva, Switzerland on the respective closing date.

No late applications will be accepted.

How to apply

Interested candidates should submit CV and a cover letter indicating the Position Title and Vacancy Number with three professional referees (supervisors), and their contacts (both email and telephone) to International Organization for Migration (IOM), RO Human Resources Department, via e-mail: ronairobihrdrec@iom.int

CLOSING DATE: 30 September 2022

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. Click here to access the Call for Application.

NOTE

NO FEE: The International Organization for Migration (IOM) does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, process or training). IOM does not concern itself with information on applicants’ bank details.

Posting period: From: 23.09.2022 to 30.09.2022

 

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Mid-term Evaluation Consultancy Opportunity in Kenya - Sign of Hope

Position Title: Mid-term Evaluation Consultant -DC-KEN21.01

Background and Rationale

Hoffnungszeichen | Sign of Hope e.V. (SoH) is a Christian motivated organisation for human rights, humanitarian aid and development cooperation. From its base in Constance, Germany, SoH is committed to helping those in distress and exploited people worldwide.

This mid-term is commissioned under the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) budget for development projects run by private organisations.

SoH is the private German executing agency and the contracting party, while Merti Integrated Development Programme (MID-P) will be the local implementing partner.

The project’s goal is to contribute to the sustainable livelihood of the people of Isiolo County by increasing resilience to the impacts of climate change. Through the project, climate change adaptation capacity at the micro (1,500 households), meso (45 community organizations), and macro (policy makers, government agencies, institutions) levels is significantly increased. This will be achieved through implementation of three interconnected results areas (outputs) including; 1) 1,000 pastoralists and 300 agro-pastoralists organized into groups and have improved their resilience to the impacts of climate change through the application of effective livelihood systems; 2) The capacities of community-based institutions for natural resource management, conflict prevention and disaster prevention are strengthened; and 3) The capacities of local authorities, media and institutions to adapt to the impacts of climate change are strengthened and that the target group is able to participate in decision-making processes and has access to meteorological information (See annex 1) The project operates in six rural wards (Chari, Cherab, Sericho, Garbatulla, Kinna and Oldonyiro) in Isiolo County*.* The direct target group will be 1,000 pastoralists and 300 agro-pastoralists (each representing the corresponding number of households). The indirect target group includes approximately 9,100 family and community members of the direct target group. Min. 40% of the target group are women, although a higher percentage is targeted.

Purpose, Objectives and Use

The purpose of the evaluation is to provide SoH and MID-P with a comprehensive assessment of the project, conducted systematically and impartially, as well as analyse the progress towards the achievement of the project’s results and identify risks to sustainability identify lessons learned and information for potential future projects. The study will provide concrete, credible and practical recommendations that will assist with the timely incorporation of the findings into the decision-making process and contribute to the organisational learning of both implementing organisations.

The study will support the project quality assurance measures implemented by SoH and meet the donor requirements towards the development projects implemented by German private organisations.

The evaluation will address evaluation questions based on the standard OECD/DAC evaluation criteria of relevance, coherence, effectiveness, efficiency, sustainability, and impact (please see https://www.oecd.org/dac/evaluation/revised-evaluation-criteria-dec-2019.pdf). The objectives of the evaluations are to:

  1. Assess the extent to which the project has sustainably achieved its objectives and results (results matrix), including the extent to which the lives of the project beneficiaries have been improved,
  2. Identify the strengths and weaknesses in terms of planning, management, implementation and monitoring of the project,
  3. Evaluate sustainability measures,
  4. Identify cross-cutting issues addressed through the project, including gender equality, human rights, marginalised groups, inclusion, and other issues,
  5. Determine the effects of Covid-19, drought, inflation and communal conflicts on the project, its activities and implementing organisation,
  6. Identify risks and weaknesses and make recommendations for the successful completion of the project.
  7. To determine the effectiveness of the implementation approaches used by the project team so as to inform the rest of the project life.
  8. To determine sustainability measures put in place or planned by the project team to enable continuity of key project interventions on exit of project teams.
  9. To share recommendations on needed project revision aspects.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Evaluation Consultant will work under the overall guidance of the Head of the International Assistance and Cooperation Department, in close cooperation with the responsible SoH Officer and the local implementing partner.

The duties and responsibilities of the Evaluation Consultant will include:

  • Develop a work plan outlining the proposed research methodology, geographical coverage and schedule to conduct the study,
  • Conduct a desk review of relevant documents,
  • Carry out a project site visit to a project location to conduct research, collect data and establish contact with the local implementing partner, project beneficiaries and relevant project stakeholders,
  • Review and evaluate available data and existing sources of information, including the project proposal, annual reports, conducted studies and other documents,
  • Examine institutional, technical, staffing and financial capacities of the implementing partner as well as its relationship with the target group and other relevant stakeholders.
  • Prepare an evaluation matrix as well as a list of interviews that will be conducted prior to the Evaluation.

Expected Deliverables

The study will produce the following deliverables:

  • an inception report, including the proposed research methodology and data collection tools, a table of content and timeline of research activities prior to the site visit to the project location,
  • a comprehensive report of a maximum of 30 pages with practical recommendations and relevant annexes (including raw data and documented records).

A template will be provided to serve as a guide and may be used to structure the final report.

Study Quality and Ethical Standards

The study team will take all reasonable steps to ensure that the study is designed and conducted to respect and protect the rights and welfare of the people and communities involved. Furthermore, the study should be aligned to the following standards and applicable practices:

  • Utility: the study must be useful and used.
  • Feasibility: the study must be realistic, diplomatic and managed in a sensible, cost-effective manner.
  • Ethics and Legality: the study must be conducted in an ethical and legal manner, with particular regard for the welfare of those involved in and affected by the Study.
  • Impartiality and Independence: the study should be impartial, providing a comprehensive and unbiased assessment that takes into account the views of all stakeholders.
  • Transparency: the study activities should reflect an attitude of openness and transparency.
  • Accuracy: the study should be technically accurate and credible, providing sufficient information about the data collection, analysis, and interpretation methods so that its worth or merit can be determined.
  • Participation: the Stakeholders should be consulted and meaningfully involved in the study process when feasible and appropriate.
  • Collaboration: Collaboration between key operating partners in the study process improves the legitimacy and utility of the study.

The study must be in line with the SoH guiding principles and Code of Conduct.

Process/Timeframe

The total duration of the assignment is up to 25 working days within the period from 1st November 2022 to 26th November 2022.

Planning meeting with SoH (remotely), handover of relevant documents 1 day

Initial document review and inception report preparation 4 days

Sharing inception report with SoH and MID-P 1 day

Finalisation of inception report 1 day

Data collection site visit to a project location 7 days

Data analysis, draft report with annexes 6 days

Incorporating received feedback and report finalisation 5 days

Qualifications and Experience

Essential:

  • Minimum of 5 years of project evaluation and/or implementation experience in the result-based management framework
  • Proven experience of conducting feasibility studies, evaluations and other research projects
  • Technical and methodological knowledge to conduct research projects and formulate conclusions based on a solid methodology, assessing projects for relevance, coherence, effectiveness, efficiency, impact and sustainability of projects
  • Experience working with non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and partnered projects
  • Fluency in written and spoken English

Desirable:

  • Experience in the relevant field/sector
  • Professional familiarity with the project country/region
  • Practical experience of working for and/or evaluating BMZ-funded projects
  • Fluency in written and spoken Swahili and/or Borana will be an added advantage

Academic Background

An advanced level university degree (Masters’ degree or equivalent) in social sciences, public administration, international development studies, law and/or relevant studies. A first-level university degree in combination with additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted.

The Evaluation Consultant is to be independent and impartial with no liabilities to any other organisation or government entity regarding this evaluation.

How to apply

Application Process

Please submit the following documents with the subject “Mid-term Evaluation DC-KEN21.01 in Isiolo County, Kenya” to recruitment@sign-of-hope.org no later than 7th October 2022:

  • CV indicating all relevant experiences,
  • contacts of at least two professional referees,
  • a cover letter, including a brief description of the proposed research methodology (technical proposal max. 1 page) and a comprehensive breakdown of costs (financial proposal), including professional fees and all other relevant costs, including travel expenses,
  • a writing sample of the document of similar research value (for example, a feasibility study, an evaluation report).

Please note that due to a large number of applications we may limit establishing contact to shortlisted applicants.

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

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