FAWE is a pan-African Non Governmental Organisation founded in 1992 to promote girls’ and women’s education in sub-Saharan Africa in line with Education for All. Headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, FAWE has a network of 35 National Chapters operating across Africa.

FAWE's mission is to promote gender equity and equality in education in Africa by fostering positive policies, practices and attitudes towards girls’ education. The goal of the organisation is to increase access and retention as well as improve the quality of education for all girls within the school system and for women in universities.

In its 2008-2012 Strategic Plan, FAWE instituted an internship programme to encourage young graduates and university students who and are interested in gaining practical experience in their field of study. Interns provide support to specific FAWE units according to identified needs.

FAWE encourages the placement of interns at its Regional Secretariat in Nairobi and in National Chapter Secretariats.

Interns may be of any nationality or gender as long as the engagement is mutually beneficial to the intern and the requesting organisational unit, and thus to FAWE.

Accounting

Responsibility

The intern will be attached to Finance & Administration section and will be responsible for the following:
  • Using the current fixed assets register, identify all movable FAWE assets, ascertain their conditions and confirm their location ;
  • Make suggestions on the assets that should be discarded ;
  • Coordinate the sale or donation of the assets that are to be discarded ;
  • Make suggestion on a tagging system and tag all the remaining assets ;
  • Prepare separate schedules of assets based on their location. This schedule will be signed by the staff occupy the office.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned by the Senior Finance & Administration Officer
Required qualifications and competencies

The internship is open to students, recent graduates or new entrants into a particular field.

Applicants should:
  • A bachelor degree or diploma in accounting,or enrolment in a graduate-level degree programme in a development related field such as Education, economics, business administration, sociology, programme/project management or related field. Demonstrated interest in the field of development
  • Previous work experience in fixed assets management will be a plus.
  • Have strong speaking and writing skills in English.
  • Be able to follow instructions, but also work independently
Conference Assistant

Responsibility
  • Work out a budget for the entire event for discussion with the PO and subsequently, senior managers
  • Ensuring all insurance, legal, health and safety obligations are available for participants
  • Make available all the necessary equipment required by the participants and speakers for the conference
  • Select and book a suitable venue according to the requirements of FAWE and in accordance to the type of conference.
  • Organisation of accommodation and catering including the selection of menus
  • Work closely with the administrator to ensure all documents are translated and deadlines are respected
  • Arrangements for interpretation (if necessary) and secretarial services
  • Coordinating with identified speakers/facilitators/resource persons,
  • Work closely with the communication unit to ensure post-event activities - resolutions, contact with delegates and distributing of conference-related literature, analysing feedback from the participants/delegates
  • Coordinating venue management, stand designers (if the event involves an exhibition) contractors and equipment hire
  • Planning possible recreation, entertainment programs, gala dinners, excursions, etc.
  • Preparing participant/delegate packages, folders, brochures, posters, pictures and papers
  • Liaising with the Communication Unit, the PO, the NC and designers to create an appropriate brand and logo suitable for the theme of the workshop
  • Prepare all necessary travel tasks – ticketing, local transportation, VIP services visas etc to facilitate travel for participants.
  • To be physically present throughout the entire event to handle participants’ needs and queries and to make sure that the event runs smoothly
  • Responsible for the smooth management of dismantling and removal of all items, structures, equipment brought in for the event from the origin
Required qualifications and competencies

The internship is open to students, recent graduates or new entrants into a particular field.

Applicants should:
  • Recent graduate or enrolment in a graduate-level degree programme in a development related field such as Education, economics, business administration, sociology, programme/project management or related field. Demonstrated interest in the field of development
  • Past experience in conference/meeting planning and event management
  • Have strong speaking and writing skills in English. French will be an added advantage.
  • Be able to follow instructions, but also work independently
  • Ability to communicate with a variety of multiple stakeholders
Programme Administration Support Assistant

Responsibility

FAWE is seeking to enhance the program activities of its Program coordination section.

The intern is expected to support the work of the Programme Department in a bilingual setting of French and English.

Specifically, the intern will:

i. Request and manage up to date program activity information for the four programme officers including:
  • Updating and tracking the donor reporting tool to ensure timely submission of the progress reports to the donors
  • Provide support to all the POs in the preparation of the upcoming Sub General Assembly and the General Assembly
  • Maintain and update filling systems for programme related documents
  • Update governance related documents such as constitutions, contact list for National Executive Committee members, FAWE Charter etc.
  • Supporting SPCO to track, review and compile grant reports from POs and create monthly status reports
  • Request and manage periodic information flow between SPCO and Program Officers
ii. Participate in programme review and planning meetings.

iii. Provide the POs with support to complete reports necessary for the disbursement of Administrative grants

iv. Any other tasks assigned by the SPCO for smooth management and coordination of FAWE’s work programme.

Required qualifications and competencies

The internship is open to students, recent graduates or new entrants into a particular field.

Applicants should:
  • Have an academic background or strong interest in education, gender studies, sociology, programme/project management or related field
  • Have strong speaking and writing skills in both English and French.
  • Have academic knowledge or experience in girls’ education in Africa.
  • Have knowledge or experience in project cycle management thus, planning, implementation and evaluation of programs
  • Be able to follow instructions but also work independently
  • Ability to communicate with a variety of multiple stakeholders
  • Applicants will be required to take assessment tests to judge their suitability for this internship
Terms of the internship: Please see FAWE’s internship policy on www.fawe.org.

Interested and qualified candidates should submit their application and CV in English to recruitment@fawe.org

How to apply

More information on the internship programme can be found at
http://www.fawe.org/support/get_involved/index.php.

Interested and qualified candidates should submit their application and CV in English to recruitment@fawe.org

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Re-Advertisement of Program Specialist, Host Country Liaison

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Kenya Mission seeks to hire a Program Specialist, Host Country Liaison in its Program Development & Analysis (PDA) Office.

The position is open to qualified Kenyan citizens and is based in Nairobi.

Basic Function of the Position:

The Program Specialist, Host Country Liaison reports directly to the Mission Development Program Specialist and works collaboratively with USAID/Kenya program staff and implementing partners in all aspects of host country tax, levies, import/export requirements including host government immigration procedures and policies.

He/she will also serve as the liaison person with the Kenya Revenue Authority, the Kenya Ports Authority, the Kenya Airports Authority, the Ministry of Transport and Communication, the Ministry of Immigration and Registrar of Persons, the Registrar of Motor Vehicles, and the Economic Department in the Ministry of Finance charged with tax and exemptions.

He/she advises the Mission team on all aspects of tax exemptions, immigration matters, and on Government of Kenya tax blueprints such as old and new laws governing tax and immigration, the East African Community tax laws that affect the Mission Program, including other regional tax authorities, such as COMESA, that might affect the program portfolio.

Required Qualifications:

Any application that does not meet the minimum requirements stated below will not be evaluated.

Only short listed applicants will be contacted.

If you have not been contacted within one month from the closing date of this advertisement, please consider your application unsuccessful.

Education: A Bachelor’s degree in business administration, economics, telecommunications, or logistics, and a relevant post graduate diploma in information systems, customs, or shipping, is required.

Experience (40%):
  • Five to seven years of demonstrated work experience in the field of clearing, forwarding, shipping, or a customs related field is required.
  • Must have knowledge on both air and ocean import and export operations.
  • Must also have experience in warehouse distribution and management.
  • Previous work experience with reputable clearing and forwarding firms and an international organization work experience is desirable.
Knowledge (30%):
  • Must have a thorough knowledge of taxation laws, customs law, port procedures, and an understanding of other Kenyan tax regulations.
  • Must also have a clear understanding of the Kenya export and import regulations, Kenya Bureau of Standards regulations, and also have knowledge of port and airport regulations pertaining to motor vehicles shipments, household effects shipments, and clearance of unaccompanied baggage and personal effects.
  • Good coordination and organizational skills within a multi-cultural work environment is essential.
Skills and Abilities (30%):
  • Ability to communicate effectively with top level officials in host government ministries and at ports of entry.
  • Significant knowledge of and dexterity with word processing is essential.
  • Familiarity with databases, electronic mail, and other relevant software packages.
  • He/she will be required to prepare spreadsheets for tracking movements of important tax and immigration document through host government relevant departments.
  • Must have excellent interpersonal skills and be able to negotiate effectively with host government officials, and in dealings with Mission staff, implementing partners and other relevant stakeholders.
  • He/she must have the ability to communicate effectively and interact comfortably with senior U.S. Government officials and senior staff of USAID’s implementing agencies given the nature of the position.
  • Excellent written/oral English communication skills and interpersonal skills are required.
  • Knowledge of Kiswahili is also required.
Those fulfilling the requirements of the position should submit their application, together with a detailed curriculum vitae/resume and all relevant attachments to:

The Human Resources Office,
P.O. Box 629, Village Market 00621,
Nairobi, Kenya

Re: Program Specialist, Host Country Liaison, PDA, USAID/Kenya

Please note that incomplete application packages will not be considered.

Applications must reach the USAID HR office by COB March 17, 2011

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Re-Advertisement of Participant Training/Assistant Project Development Specialist

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Kenya Mission seeks to hire a Participant Training/Assistant Project Development Specialist in its Program Development & Analysis (PDA) Office. The position is open to qualified Kenyan citizens and is based in Nairobi.

Basic Function of the Position:

The Participant Training/Assistant Project Development Specialist will support the entire USAID/Kenya Team in all aspects of participant training and project development functions.

He/she will be responsible for administering USAID-funded training of Kenyan participants in the U.S. or third country and also USAID-funded participants from other countries studying in Kenya.

He/she will also deputize the Mission’s Project Development Specialist in all aspects of project development functions in Activity Design and Approval, Annual Portfolio Reviews, including all other functions of the Project Development Specialist’s functions.

The Participant Training /Assistant Project Development Specialist will also play an advisory role to all USAID/Kenya partners who will carry out USAID-funded training activities.

Required Qualifications:

Any application that does not meet the minimum requirements stated below will not be evaluated.

Only short listed applicants will be contacted.

If you have not been contacted within one month from the closing date of this advertisement, please consider your application unsuccessful.

Education: A Master’s degree in education, business administration, or international development is required.

Experience (40%):
  • Five to seven years of progressively responsible, professional-level experience in program and project management and participant training is required.
  • At least five years of this experience should have been in development assistance, or related work for the U.S. Government, other donor agencies, host-government organizations, or private sector institutions.
  • Experience should include analysis and interpretation of data and presentation of findings in written and oral form.
  • Prior work experience with USAID or other bilateral or multilateral development agencies is highly desirable.
Knowledge (30%):
  • A thorough knowledge of the concepts, principles, techniques, and practices in training and project development is required.
  • A thorough knowledge of Kenya’s education requirements and providers of quality graduate education in the U.S. is required.
  • A good working knowledge of Kenya’s economic, political, social and cultural characteristics is highly desirable.
  • A thorough and detailed understanding of the substantive and administrative elements of USG program development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation processes is essential.
  • The incumbent must be able to obtain, analyze and evaluate complex data and to prepare precise and accurate analyses, written reports and oral briefings of information received.
  • Broad knowledge of accounting and internal control processes is necessary.
  • He/she should, as soon as possible, develop a broad and thorough knowledge of USG programming policies, regulations, procedures, and documentation.
Skills & Abilities (30%):
  • Must be able to develop and maintain extensive range of contacts with highest and working level officials throughout the Mission, as well as key officers within USAID/East Africa, including the Regional Legal Office, Regional Acquisition & Assistance Office, Government of Kenya officials, donors, private sector and non-governmental participating organizations.
  • The incumbent must be able to effectively identify, mobilize, and draw upon the expertise of technical and managerial personnel in the Mission.
  • Demonstrated capability for perceptive analysis and the ability to obtain, analyze evaluate a variety of data and to organize and present it in a meaningful terms, write and speak effectively are required skills.
Those fulfilling the requirements of the position should submit their application, together with a detailed curriculum vitae/resume and all relevant attachments to:

The Human Resources Office,
P.O. Box 629, Village Market 00621,
Nairobi, Kenya

Re: Participant Training/Assistant Project Development Specialist, PDA/USAID/Kenya

Please note that incomplete application packages will not be considered.

Applications must reach the USAID HR office by COB March 17, 2011
 
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Horn Relief is an international development and humanitarian organization which focuses on increasing sustainable livelihoods for (agro-) pastoralists and coastal communities in Somalia as well as cross-border areas in neighbouring countries.

Presently it has programmes focusing on water & sanitation, food security, non-formal education, vocational training, cash relief, as well as humanitarian emergency response. The present donor portfolio includes European Commission, USAID, UNICEF, HRF, Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Oxfam Novib, Oxfam Canada and others.

The Head Office in Nairobi is responsible for programme and policy development, project identification, planning, monitoring and, evaluation, logistical, personal and security support activities, recruitment, financial accountability, networking, fundraising and reporting. The field offices are responsible for project implementation in partnership with the community and other stakeholders.

Assignment Summary

Horn Relief is seeking a qualified consultant(s) specialized in evaluating integrated Water and Sanitation and Livelihood projects, to evaluate Horn Relief’s ELRI project in Garissa County in Northeastern Kenya.

The consultancy is for a period of 28 days, beginning mid March and will include desk review work, field data collection, data analysis and report writing. Horn Relief encourages Consultancy firms or groups who can assign at least two consultants specialized in Water and Sanitation, and Livelihoods programmes.

Project Summary

The goal of the project is to reduce the effects of the drought-affected population in Northern Kenya by enhancing the purchasing power of the most vulnerable households and increasing accessibility to safe water and sanitation practices.
  • Total Number of Individuals Affected in the Targeted Area: 92,577 individuals (In Humanitarian Emergency and Acute Food and Livelihood Crisis)
  • Total Number of Beneficiaries Targeted (Individuals): 14,000 individuals
  • Total Number of IDP Beneficiaries Targeted (Individuals) as sub-set of above
The Emergency Livelihoods and Recovery Intervention (ELRI) Project is designed to address the immediate food security needs of the drought-stricken population in Fafi District of North-Eastern Kenya.

The objective of this 12 month OFDA-funded intervention is to improve the purchasing power and livelihoods of 2,000 drought-affected households (14,000 persons based on the estimated household size of 7) through a combination of Cash Relief distribution and Cash-for-Work activities so as to address the immediate food security needs, economic asset recovery and critical infrastructure rehabilitation.

Objectives of the Assignment

The overall objective of this assignment is to carry out the final evaluation that is coming up soon after the end of activity implementation. The assignment involves an assessment on how adequately the project has achieved its stated objectives as well as to determine the nature and extent of impact the project has had so far on the main target communities, in terms of access to clean water, sanitation and livelihood security.

The final evaluation will also provide good knowledge base on what worked and what did not, providing solid practical recommendations for potential replication and scale-up in program intervention areas.

Deliverables
  • Data collection tools and trained field enumerators.
  • Presentation on the main findings of the draft evaluation report to the Programme Management team in Nairobi for comments.
  • Final Evaluation Report in English (3 hard copies and a soft copy on CD ROM).
Scope of Work

The following key issues need to be addressed by the mission. The present list however is not exhaustive and additional issues might come up during the mission.

1) Relevance (including coherence and the appropriateness of project objectives to the problems that it was supposed to address, and to the physical and policy environment within which it operated)
  • Appropriateness of the design and approach used to meet the specified goal and objectives of the project;
  • Relevance of the targeting approach to reach the vulnerable households, while ensuring gender balance;
  • The consistency of Horn Relief’s planning and response in implementation.
2) Efficiency (Cost effectiveness and resource allocation in relation to management efficiency to meet the stated objectives of the project)
  • Project activity management and implementation, and resource allocation (including human resources and financial management);
  • Involvement of the beneficiaries in the design and identification of water sources to rehabilitate/construct;
  • Sustainability of the water structures constructed/rehabilitated
  • Gender balance in relation to beneficiary participation and benefits,
  • Assessment of value of internal controls i.e. monitoring tools, information management, Activity plan and implementation;
  • Assessment of money transfer company efficiency and effectiveness.
3) Effectiveness (assess the contribution from the project results and how assumptions have affected the project) in relation to:
  • Project design as the best approach to achieving the set objectives;
  • Effectiveness of Beneficiary targeting and selection criteria used to reach the most vulnerable;
  • No of beneficiaries reached within the different components (cash for work, access to clean water, infrastructure construction and rehabilitation) of the project (broken down by gender);
  • Improving behavior change in hygiene practices and restoration of the range land;
  • Capacity building and behavior change activities success rate;
  • To what extent did the external assumptions in the proposal hold true and how well were the mitigating measures put into use?
4) Impact (the effect of the project on its wider environment, and its contribution to the wider objectives summarized in the project overall objective)
  • Impact of the project activities to alleviate vulnerability to food insecurity in the target population;
  • Impact of the project activities to reduce vulnerability to waterborne diseases;
  • Impact of project activities on power relations (i.e. at the HH level);
  • Impact on conflict mitigation as a result of the project design;
  • Impact of project activities on non-beneficiaries.
5) Sustainability (the likelihood of a continuation in the stream of benefits produced by the project)
  • Design of the project in relation to sustainability;
  • Sustainability of project outcomes;
  • Efficiency of activities geared at sustainability (e.g. management of water structures).
6) Additional tasks

In addition to the above, the final evaluation mission will specifically assess and evaluate the following issues:
  • Assess the processes and systems used by Horn Relief to ensure the involvement of all the stakeholders, particularly women, youth and minorities in design, planning, implementation and monitoring stage;
  • The mission will also identify lessons learnt and give recommendations of general and specific nature which are useful to the Horn Relief for the planning, preparation and implementation of WASH projects in the future;
  • Unintended project impact.
Methodology

The methodology involves direct and indirect data collection, analysis and cross referencing, formulating recommendations and lessons learnt. The direct data collection will be done through visits to project sites in Garissa County in Northeastern Kenya and indirect data collection will be done through extensive literature review.

To the extent possible, field data should be collected using participatory appraisal techniques. Village leaders; such as Chiefs, Coucillors, elders, women, men, minorities and youth from pastoral, agro-pastoral and other livelihood groups in the community should be involved as much as possible, in addition to government partners from the respective government of Kenya counter part ministries/departments.

It is envisaged that the methodology used during this final evaluation will include, but not be limited to, the following:
  • Documentation review e.g. baseline, monitoring reports, existing data, etc;
  • Discussion with key project staff in Horn Relief Nairobi, field staff and other key informants;
  • Field visits in the implementation areas for sampling, data collection and observation;
  • Conduct structured household interviews with sampled project stakeholders;
  • Focus group discussions and interviews with field staff and with sample beneficiaries and non-beneficiaries;
  • Field observations for triangulation of information;
  • Data analysis and verification of analyzed data;
  • Other, as deemed necessary.
Work Plan for the Evaluation and Reporting

A work plan for this assignment should be developed in relation to the methodology suggested by the consultant, and the number of day set for this assignment. This will include a one day briefing on the findings to get input from project and programme staff, as well as build consensus around the recommendations.

The Consultant team will report to the Programs Director at Horn Relief and work directly with Programme Officer-Livelihoods and Programme Manager for ELRI.

Qualification Profile
  • Post graduate degree in development studies or social sciences (WASH related field of study preferred).
  • Good understanding of cash response programming and monitoring tools;
  • At least five years of hands on experience in conducting assessments, midterm reviews and evaluations.
  • Experience as team-leader in project evaluations/mid-term reviews is essential;
  • He/she must have profound knowledge in economic analysis of development projects;
  • Familiar with issues related to hygiene practices and water source management within Somali cultures;
  • Familiar with environmental issues and semi-arid and arid lands;
  • He/she must be experienced in developing and implementing gender sensitive evaluation methodologies in WASH and food security frameworks;
  • Ability to assess/review critically the project activities and results;
  • Good knowledge and experience in survey design, implementation of surveys and statistical data analysis is required;
  • Experience in the use of participatory appraisal techniques in data collection;
  • Previous work experience in Northeastern Kenya and knowledge of the local cultures is an added advantage.
Intellectual Property Rights:

All documentation related to the assignment shall remain the sole and exclusive property of Horn Relief.

How to apply

Application Process

Applications should be submitted no later than 20th March 2011. Horn Relief will conduct interviews on an on-going basis. The selection committee will review all applications as they arrive. All applicants must meet the minimum requirements described above. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Horn Relief is an equal opportunity employer.

Each application should include the following:
  • An application letter addressing the selection criteria including how the candidate’s previous experience matches the consultancy objectives as well as his/her interest for the position. It should also indicate the candidate’s availability and consultancy rates. The letter should be no longer than two pages;
  • An updated CV including relevant work experience and qualifications;
  • A sample of recently written report for a similar assignment;
  • Contact details of 3 references.
Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

All applications should be sent to Horn Relief at vacancies@hornrelief.org with the subject line: “Final Evaluation Proposal – ELRI” or by post to:

Horn Relief Kenya
P.O. Box 70331 - 00400
Nairobi, Kenya.

Applications should be submitted no later than 20th March 2011.

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