Save the Children UK is a leading international child rights organization, fighting to improve the lives of children in the UK and 50 countries around the world.

Together with children, we are helping to build a better world for present and future generations by making a reality of children’s rights.

Save the Children UK in Kenya works in the North Eastern Province (Dadaab, Wajir and Mandera) with Programmes in Child Protection, Nutrition, Livelihoods and Health.

We are seeking a qualified candidate to fill the following position:

Food Security and Livelihoods Officer – Wajir South

Job Purpose

Under supervision of the Livelihoods Programme Coordinator, the Food Security and Livelihood (FSL) Officer will ensure the implementation of Save the Children’s EC funded food security programme in Wajir.

The incumbent will ensure project activities are implemented as per the work plan and that technical support and training is provided to local staff and partner organization as required.

Key Responsibilities

1. To work with the Livelihoods Programme Coordinator and the wider team, including consortium partners - ALDEF and WASDA to develop annual work plans for the project. With your line manager stipulate specific targets for the following:
  • All targeted households in your area receive food commodities through traders via vouchers.
  • All selected traders successfully participate in the programme.
  • Schedule of market and other monitoring data to be collected monthly.
2. Actively participate in monthly programme management / review meetings to ensure monthly targets and progress are reviewed. Amending project work plans as required.

3. To directly manage the Field Monitor(s) under your direct line management. To ensure they have clear work plans and objectives and, at a minimum, receive quarterly supervisions and annual reviews.

4. Prepare and submit sound and timely project progress, distributions and project monitoring reports for all components of the Save The Children UK food security and livelihoods interventions under his/her responsibility.

5. Ensure Traders monthly monitoring, household surveys and post distribution monitoring are carried out by the programme team in your area as per the monitoring and evaluation plan.

6. Make regular and extensive field visits to the specific project areas for which the post holder has responsibility to plan, implement, supervise and monitor project implementation activities

7. Identify capacity gaps and provide capacity building and technical support when relevant to the team of field monitors.

8. Ensure community mobilization, targeting, identification and registration of beneficiaries is conducted according to set criteria’s and objectives with in the planned project time frame.

9. Establish and maintain good working relationships with the relevant government line ministries and departments at district and division levels, with national and international NGO’s, UN agencies, community based leaders, community structures.

Person Specification

Essential:
  • University Degree in Agriculture/ livestock production or development related fields.
  • At least 3 years experience in the field with international NGO for food security, livelihood or rural development.
  • Proven practical experience in cash and voucher programming, food aid and general food distribution, market interventions and commercial livestock de-stocking.
  • Proven planning, report writing, monitoring and management skills.
  • Excellent communication skills with fluency in written and spoken English.
  • Good IT skills including the use of word excel and database software.
  • Ability and willingness to make frequent field visits to the project areas.
  • Demonstrable ability to adapt to changing program priorities.
  • Commitment to Save the Children UK Child Safeguarding Policy.
Desirable:
  • Experience and skills in project planning.
  • Experience in designing and facilitating training and mentoring of staff.
  • Experience working with pastoralist communities.
If you meet the above requirements, please send your detailed CV together with a cover letter and current contacts of three referees including immediate supervisor addressed to:

Head of Human Resources,
Save the Children UK, Kenya Programme
email: jobskenya@scuk.or.ke

not later than 31st March 2011.

Quote the job title on the subject line.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Save the Children (UK) recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to equal employment opportunities and the protection of children from abuse.

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Save the Children UK is a leading international child rights organization, fighting to improve the lives of children in the UK and 50 countries around the world. Together with children, we are helping to build a better world for present and future generations by making a reality of children’s rights.

Save the Children UK in Kenya works in the North Eastern Province (Dadaab, Wajir and Mandera) with Programmes in Child Protection, Nutrition, Livelihoods and Health.

We are seeking qualified candidates to fill the following positions:

Monitoring and Evaluation Officer
(2 positions) – Mandera West and Elwak

Job Purpose

Organise M&E activities and assist in the management of monitoring information, in order to support the delivery of high quality, effective programmes.

Key Accountabilities

Monitoring and data collection
  • Support the development and implementation of clear, practical M&E plans.
  • Establish data collection systems within programmes when requested/review existing data collection tools and systems.
  • Support teams through regular meetings and on the job support, to gather, collate, and analyse monitoring data, as well as to report on findings from monitoring activities.
  • Undertake regular visits to the field to support monitoring and accountability processes.
  • Participate in the development of templates and guidelines for data gathering, collation and reporting in liaison with programme managers and coordinators.
  • Provide technical support to programme teams with qualitative and quantitative data analysis and reporting when requested; work with programme staff to do monthly analysis of output data.
  • Improve gathering and use of qualitative data, e.g. through use of case studies.
  • Participate in the design and execution of surveys and other assessments; actively collect data where necessary.
  • Coordinate and share learning related to M&E practices at the field office level, as well as across offices.
Information Management and reporting
  • Set in place Data Quality dimensions to ensure that data used for analysis is of high integrity.
  • Collate accurate and timely top-line output data from all programmes (to feed into central data base).
  • Manage and update the filing system of projects as per the Save the Children M&E Policy
  • Co-ordinate the production of progress reports as per the reporting schedules, in collaboration with programme teams.
Accountability, communications and training
  • Work with programme teams to ensure that information relating to Save the Children activities is shared widely within communities in which we are working and provide for their participation and feedback in line with relevant guidelines and frameworks.
  • Facilitate M&E meetings, share M&E guidance and deliver training and capacity building in order to ensure that monitoring activities are conducted effectively and according to agreed guidelines and procedures.
  • Work with programme staff to ensure learning is shared across programme sectors and with head office and fed into the planning and programme design.
Other Duties
  • Carry out other relevant duties as assigned.
  • Comply with all relevant Save the Children UK policies and procedures with respect to child protection, code of conduct, health and safety, security, equal opportunities and other relevant policies.
Person specification

Essential:
  • Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, values and principles.
  • University degree in social sciences/Statistics/Computer Science/another relevant field, or equivalent experience.
  • Training in Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Three or more years experience in data collection, collation, analysis, and report writing.
  • Strong organisational and analytical skills and ability to work well under pressure and with minimal supervision.
  • Strong interpersonal and community mobilisation skills.
  • Highly motivated, and flexible.
  • Excellent verbal and written skills in English and Kiswahili.
  • Excellent computer skills particularly in Access, SPSS, EPI Info and Excel
  • Willing and able to be based and travel regularly within remote areas, where services are limited.
Desirable:
  • Demonstrated understanding of emergency response activities, and of the role of monitoring and evaluation in humanitarian programmes
If you meet the above requirements, please send your detailed CV together with a cover letter and current contacts of three referees including immediate supervisor addressed to:

Head of Human Resources,
Save the Children UK, Kenya Programme
email: jobskenya@scuk.or.ke

not later than 31st March 2011.

Quote the job title on the subject line.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Save the Children (UK) recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to equal employment opportunities and the protection of children from abuse.

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Save the Children UK is a leading international child rights organization, fighting to improve the lives of children in the UK and 50 countries around the world. Together with children, we are helping to build a better world for present and future generations by making a reality of children’s rights.

Save the Children UK in Kenya works in the North Eastern Province (Dadaab, Wajir and Mandera) with Programmes in Child Protection, Nutrition, Livelihoods and Health.

We are seeking a qualified candidate to fill the following position:

Nutrition Coordinator – Mandera West

Job Purpose

In liaison with the Health and Nutrition Manager, the incumbent will coordinate the overall implementation of the nutrition capacity building project in Mandera West ensuring all components of the programme are functioning properly, providing quality care to all the patients/beneficiaries through respecting protocols and principles of good practice.

Key Responsibilities

To ensure the nutrition program is implemented according to the approved donor agreements.

1. Overall responsible for the day-to-day coordination of project activities and staff (Nutrition officer and mobilizers) management.
  • Spearhead the capacity building activities in liaison with Health and Nutrition Program Manager identify MoH personnel, partner NGOs or INGOs for collaboration of nutrition activities and/or technical training for management of acute malnutrition according to the national protocol.
  • Organize and carry out nutrition trainings for MOH staff, community health workers and volunteer groups on management of acute malnutrition both moderate and severe.
  • Follow up and provide ongoing technical support (on job training) to the activities of the trained MOH team at the health facility. The volunteers to be trained are health facility management and village health committees (FHM/VHC).
  • To participate the evaluation of these activities, and to propose recommendations to develop future capacity building strategies for SCUK.
2. Coordinate closely with the Mandera West District Health Management Team for the start and quality implementation of IMAM in the district through the existing health facilities and the nomadic clinic.

3. Provide technical guidance to support MoH and scuk staff in implementation of OTP/SFP at the health facilities.

4. Ensure all staff understand and implement programme protocols in line with the donor approved agreement.

5. Ensure the trained health workers are carrying out appropriate and consistent health and nutrition education messaging to mothers and other carers at health facilities where OTP/SFP are implemented.

6. Coordinate quality quarterly and one national supervision jointly with the MOH district health team and collaborating partners (UN WFP, UNOP and COCOP).

7. Ensure the district nutritionist provides satisfactory monthly stock consumption reports, supplies request and the distribution plan for the following.

8. Conduct evaluation and appraisal of staff.

9. Provide the district’s systematic treatment/ essential drugs and the immunization reports on monthly basis.

10. Initiate and participate health and nutrition monthly coordination meeting in the district and link where necessary other stakeholders (UN WFP, UNOP and ALRMP).

11. Liaise with other implementing partners and local authorities to maximize collaboration and ensure proper coordination of activities.

12. Regularly undertake liaison and advocacy with Government partners and officials in your district on project activities and related nutrition issues. Facilitate visits to field sites for donor representatives and other external visitors as required. Be able to clearly explain project activities and objectives, related policy issues and the project’s contribution to wider SCUK goals and objectives.

13. The target community in your district demonstrates improved knowledge, attitude and practices in key nutrition practices.

14. Lead and motivate the Nutrition team (Nutrition officer and Mobilizers) to ensure effective project implementation and conduct monthly team meetings.

Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Participate in the development of detail implementation plan for the project that provides the overall framework for activities implementation.
  • Participate in the design, development and implementation of an M&E framework for all component of the project.
  • Write reports to document the process of implementation, lessons learnt and good practice and ensure information is widely disseminated.
  • Collation and analysis of other existing surveillance data.
  • Participate in the design and execution of nutrition surveys according to national guidelines.
  • Prepare monthly activity progress reports as well as quarterly donor reports.
  • Participate in nutritional assessment planning, implementation, analysis, interpretation and reporting as required.
Person Specification

Essential
  • University Degree in Health/Public Health/Nutrition/Agriculture or equivalent.
  • At least three (3) years INGO experience of emergency nutrition work and the design and implementation of feeding programmes (ideally CTC), including monitoring and evaluation.
  • Experience in conducting nutrition assessments and an understanding of nutritional surveillance and information systems.
  • Proven capacity to supervise, train and coach staff.
  • Willingness and capacity to be flexible and accommodating when faced with difficult and frustrating working conditions.
  • Prepared to live and work in an uncertain security environment.
  • Ability and willingness to frequently travel and stay at the field.
  • Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, values and principles.
  • Experience and ability to represent SC UK's nutrition work in external meetings.
  • Demonstrable ability at report writing and excellent communication skills.
  • Computer literate.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English, Kiswahili and local languages.
If you meet the above requirements, please send your detailed CV together with a cover letter and current contacts of three referees including immediate supervisor addressed to:

Head of Human Resources,
Save the Children UK, Kenya Programme
Email: jobskenya@scuk.or.ke

not later than 31st March 2011.

Quote the job title on the subject line.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Save the Children (UK) recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to equal employment opportunities and the protection of children from abuse.

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A Selective Managing Director is urgently looking for a Personal Assistant:
  • Male or female, preferably female.
  • To be able to work independently on tasks given.
  • To work at ‘THE COMPANY’ or my office next to Nairobi Hospital.
  • To be able to work with Word / Excel & Outlook to do Emails.
  • Driving license would be an advantage but not a must.
  • Salary @ around 25,000
  • Trustworthy, discrete, energetic, inventive person capable of working for a very impatient individual.
  • Working hours flexible, most of the time from 09.00 till 17.00.
Applications:

Please send up to date CV, accompanied by at least 3 referee telephone numbers/email addresses to:

Summit Recruitment & Training,
Rhino House, Karen Road, Karen
Email: info@summitrecruitment-kenya.com

Apply stating your current salary and the job title.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Please indicate on email which position you are interested in.

Deadline: 29th March 2011

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