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Key Qualifications
  • Proficiency with Linux OS
  • Knowledge of Kannel Sms gateway
  • Understanding PHP and Java programming
  • Ability to work with a team
  • Ability to work with strict deadlines
  • Must own a laptop
Remuneration: An attractive package will be offered

Start Date: Immediately

Send your Applications (ref: PHP Developer) including your CV to:

Only short listed candidates will be contacted for interviews to be held on Friday 20th April 2012.

The successful candidates will start working on Monday 23rd April 2012.

Call for Applications: Evaluation of the Humanitarian Response in North Eastern Kenya from July 2011 to March 2012


The 2010/2011 drought was the worst experienced in the Horn of Africa since 1950.

The drought in Northern Kenya and refugee influx crisis triggered a scale up of humanitarian action by the UN agencies, INGOs including Save the Children (SC), local NGOs, the private sector, GoK and individuals.

Since Save the Children’s declared emergency response, which started in April 2011 a total of 740,703 people have been directly reached, which exceeds Save the Children targeted beneficiary number of 700,000 beneficiaries.

A requirement of Save the Children International’s Rules & Principles for declared emergencies is that an evaluation of humanitarian action is carried out.

It is also a requirement of the UK Disaster’s Emergencies Committee (DEC) that agencies carry out evaluations for every third appeal.

Save the Children’s current response in East Africa the third appeal for the DEC and it is expected that this evaluation will meet both SC’s internal policies regarding evaluating its emergency response, as well as the DEC’s requirement.

In preparing for the evaluation, SC wishes to contract an experienced consultant/firm to undertake an evaluation of the humanitarian response.

Purpose of the Evaluation The purpose of this evaluation is measure the effects of the post humanitarian emergency intervention in Northern Kenya within the first 7 months, and to draw clear recommendations for longer term programming.

Specifically, the evaluation will:

(i) Measure the extent to which:
  • The projects within SC’s emergency response met their objectives,
  • The technical strength of the projects was ensured;
  • The response has been accountable to the needs of the affected population (specifically looking at children and their care-givers),
(ii) Recommend improvements for longer-term strategies, focusing on programme quality, management, accountability to beneficiaries, and contribute to learning in a wider sense within the agency/ies.

Consultant Specifications/ required competencies:
  • Monitoring and Evaluation Expert/s with at least 10 years experience in evaluating humanitarian programmes in the Horn of Africa. Experience in Kenya is essential;
  • Extensive knowledge of Core Humanitarian Sectors.
  • Fluent in English and one or more of the following languages Kiswahili and/or Somali;
  • Fully acquainted with project lifecycle management;
  • Experienced in the pastoral areas of Kenya; North Eastern Province.
Time frame:
The evaluation should take place in May 7 – June 2, 2012.

Application process:

For a full TOR request and to send your detailed CV together and current contacts of three referees including immediate clients in similar work please write to:

Human Resources Director,
Save the Children, Kenya Programme

email: copy to not later than 30th April 2012.

Quote the Consultancy title on the subject line.

“Consultants from North Eastern Province are strongly encouraged to apply”

Only short listed consultants will be contacted.

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

Health Information System Officer (HISO)

Department: M&E

Responsible to: Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

Staff directly supervised: Casual data clerks (from time to time)

Relationships internally: All programme and support staff

Relationships externally: MoMS/MoPHS personnel, other governmental and non governmental counterparts, community members

Overall Objective of the Position

The Field Officer-HIS is based in Kisii and will have responsibility for collection, collation, compilation, analysis, maintaining and dissemination of data on malaria, HIV/AIDS and TB and other project related areas.

S/he will assist the Project Officer- M&E in establishing and strengthening a comprehensive monitoring and evaluation system to measure programme progress and impact and establish effective lesson learning and beneficiary accountability mechanisms in the project area.

Specific Responsibilities:
  • Ensure data collection and entry of relevant data related to Merlin projects in a timely manner, and feedback is given to the source of the data such as DHMTs health facilities and communities in collaboration with other departments
  • Analysis of collected data, make necessary visual presentation and give feedback to each service delivery point
  • Ensure the database in Merlin M&E department and MoH are functional and in use
  • Assist MoH staff in collecting, collating and disseminating HIV/AIDS and TB and other relevant data on time.
  • Assist conduction of survey, evaluation and research activities
  • Ensure MoH data tools (registers, forms etc) are correctly utilised, kept and updated within Merlin project areas including health facilities and communities
  • Assist the Project Officer-M&E with the preparation and presentation of data for internal and donor reports in a timely manner
  • Ensure availability of relevant data collection tools within the Merlin supported health facilities sites.
  • Foster ownership of data collection tools and related data by health facilities.
  • Regularly collect and at all times maintain in a user-friendly form all projects data in a Merlin database.
  • Assist PO-M&E in identifying training needs on data for records officers and other MOH personnel on data collection, entry, analysis and report writing.
  • Ensure data is segregated by gender and flag any gender disparities so as to enhance gender sensitive programming.
  • Perform any other duty assigned by the supervisor
  • Job and Person Specifications
  • Diploma in Medical Records, Higher Diploma/Degree in Health Information Systems (Medical statistics)
  • Experience of over 2 years in health information systems support in an NGO
  • Experience in handling data related to HIV/AIDS prevention programs
  • Knowledge of Access, EPI info, SPSS or similar data analysis programmes
  • Experience in Health informatics tools for collecting, managing, analyzing, processing and presenting health data
  • Good understanding of HIV related MoH reporting tools and other relevant national tools
  • Knowledge in Designing and developing health databases
  • Knowledge in the use of Innovative applications of information and communications technologies (ICTs) in health
  • Exposure to Health information security issues and solutions
  • Knowledge of Legal and ethical issues in development and use of health information systems
How to Apply:

Should this role be of interest to you, please send your application, clearly indicating “HISO – CM” in the subject line, to by 5pm on Friday, 27th April 2012.

Alternatively, you may wish to post your application to:

HR Department, Merlin, Nairobi Office,
P.O Box 3350 – 00200,
Nairobi, Kenya.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Disabilities Project Officer

Functionally Responsible to: Project Coordinator
Technically Responsible to: Project Health Coordinator
Relationships internally: All programme staff
Location: Lodwar, Turkana


Merlin is a UK humanitarian agency which responds worldwide with vital healthcare and medical relief for vulnerable people caught up in natural disasters, conflict, and health systems collapse.

Merlin has been working in Kenya since 1998. Currently, Merlin is operational in two regions of the country:Kisii and Turkana.

In Turkana, Merlin is starting a new CBM-funded project to increase access of people with disabilities to interventions that can improve their quality of life, with a focus on physical disability limiting mobility.

A primary strategy will be integrating identification and support for people with disabilities into health facility services.

Overall Objective of the Position

The Disabilities Project Officer(DPO) will be based in Lodwar and will oversee the development, planning, organisation, implementation and monitoring of all CBMproject activities in Turkana.

The DPO will operate with technical support and direction from the Merlin Project Coordinator and Project Health Coordinator, and in close collaboration with theMinistry of Gender, Children and Social Development (MoGCSD), health authorities, communities and partner non-state actors to ensure efficient implementation of CBM activities in Turkana County.

Key Responsibilities
  • Take lead in development and implementation of project activities.
  • Build the capacity of the Ministry of Health (MoH) and disabled people’s organizations (DPOs) to address the needs of people with disabilities(PWDs).
  • Coordinate to increase access of PWDs to assistive devices, treatment services, and other supportive programmes.
  • Organise, coordinate and execute community campaigns for disability awareness in collaboration with other program staff, MoGCSD,MoH counterparts and community representatives.
  • Design appropriate monitoring and evaluation tools for CBM activities in collaboration with other stakeholders.
  • Evaluate and document the impact of CBM activities in collaboration with other stakeholders.
  • Organize regular meetings to obtain community feedback, complaints and responses on programme issues.
  • Participate in partner/Merlin-initiated meetings as well as multi-stakeholdermeetingson disabilities.
  • Attend forums aimed at raising governmental, NGO and community awareness ofCBM and Merlin project issues.
  • Undertake regular documentation of activities including lessons learnt and success stories.
  • Increase awareness, sensitization and capacity of relevant project stakeholders to actualize project objectives.
  • Manage CBM grant in close collaboration with project managers.
  • Participate actively in design of new projects and in preparation of project budgets and workplans.
  • Advise on integration of disability sensitiveness into other Merlin projects.
  • Plan and execute monthly and quarterly integrated supervision with partners.
  • Increase awareness of communities and health care providers of the unique problems faced by PWDs and how to address those problems.
  • Ensure that the implemented project activities are disability inclusive.
  • Ensure transparent communication with partners.
  • Support the coordination and the organization of programmers for visitors/donors travelling to the covered catchment areas.
  • Advanced education in Social Sciences or Community Health / Development sector preferred.
  • Minimum of 2 years experience in project/programme management.
  • Minimum of one year experience working on projects dealing with people with disabilities.
  • Knowledge on disability and inclusive development.
  • Experience in report writing.
  • Knowledge of project cycle management.
  • Knowledge of post-emergency and development tools and principles (including quality standards)
  • Experience in proposal writing.
  • Experience in programme monitoring and reporting.
  • Competencies and Skills
  • Excellent communication, teamwork and interpersonal skills.
  • Confident and proficient in the use of MS word, Excel, PowerPoint.
  • Fluency in English; knowledge of the Turkana language is an added advantage.
  • Excellent coordination skills.
  • An understanding of and commitment to Merlin’s miss ion and values.
How to Apply:

Should this role be of interest to you, please send your application (CV, cover letter, references and salary history), clearly indicating “Project Officer – Disabilities”, Kisii” in the subject line, to by 5pm on Monday, 30th April 2012.

Alternatively, you may wish to post your application to: Program Coordinator, Merlin Turkana, P.O. Box 93, Lodwar.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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