Title: Capacity Development Advisor
Reports to: Kenya Country Director, Pact, Inc.
Locations: Nairobi
Work Schedule: Full time; Pact, Inc. Kenya regular work hours
Benefits: In accordance with Pact, Inc. Kenya’s policies
Position Summary: The Capacity Development Advisor will provide high-quality technical assistance to Pact’s capacity development initiatives in Kenya. 

The CD Advisor will also be responsible for documenting capacity development methodologies and approaches, and for supporting a strong Capacity Development Community of Practice. 

In addition, the CD Advisor will be expected to remain up-to-date with the state of the art in African capacity development, and represent Pact’s capacity development core competency both within the organization and externally. 

The CD Advisor will report to the Country Director, Pact, Inc. Kenya with additional guidance and direction from the Global Director for Capacity Development.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Technical Assistance to projects in Capacity Development Activities
  • Lead technical assistance to the FANIKISHA Program in the areas of institutional strengthening and advocacy capacity.
  • Support capacity development activities of KCSSP, PEACE II and other Pact, Inc. Kenya projects as requested.
  • Support in the design of new projects focusing on institutional strengthening and capacity development
  • Enable the implementation, mentoring and monitoring of Pact’s global standards for capacity development programming.
  • Lead technical writing for new business development related to capacity development.
  • Document capacity development approaches and methodologies used by Pact, Inc. Kenya.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Country Director, Pact, Inc. Kenya.
  • Collaborate with Pact’s technical experts to design, deliver and document high-quality, demand driven technical assistance to Pact programs.
  • Develop and implement trainings, workshops, participatory design processes and consultancies in capacity development for both public and private entities.
  • Collaboratively develop and maintain relationships on behalf of Pact’s Global CD Team with a priority on partnerships important to Pact global, regions and field offices.
Minimum Requirements:
  • Familiarity with principles of capacity development and their role in fostering social change.
  • Experience applying mainstream capacity development tools and approaches including, but not limited to Organizational Capacity Assessment, Institutional Strengthening Planning, Strategic Planning, Training of trainers
  • Strong facilitation, teaching and mentoring skills related to capacity development.
  • Ability to translate technical information into practical guidance and tools and effectively communicate these using print, electronic and presentation media.
  • Ability to work independently and to perform and prioritize multiple tasks.
  • Sound networking and interpersonal skills; ability to work collaboratively and collegially in teams.
  • Ability to establish and sustain positive relationships with Pact staff, in donor organizations and in peer organizations.
  • Sensitivity to other cultures and social systems, and genuine interest in capacity building responses to development issues.
  • Strong computer skills including MS Word, MS Excel, Quickbase, Desktop Publishing and Web 2.0 applications.
  • Ability and willingness to travel and work, up to 50% of the time, in any of the regions in which Pact is operational.
  • Minimum 7 years work experience leading capacity development initiatives with both non-governmental, private and government in Kenya, additional regional experience preferred.
  • Fluency in English
  • Proficiency French and/or Kiswahili preferred
How to apply

Interested applicants should submit an application to kenyahr@pactworld.org. Work experience within the Coastal region will be an added advantage. The deadline of submission: 6th June 2012 mid-night.

Disclaimer: This job description summarizes the responsibilities assigned to the position; however it does not contain an all-inclusive list of responsibilities. Periodically, employee(s) will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by their supervisor and/or Pact, Inc. Kenya. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise. Employment at Pact, Inc. Kenya is a voluntary “at will” relationship. This job description may change from time to time.


Position: Liaison Officer 

Responsible to: Programme Director
Location: Nairobi 

Closing Date: 15th June 2012
The Organization
Handicap International (HI) is an INGO specialising in the field of disability and development. 

A strong emphasis is placed on empowering people with disabilities through their integration into mainstream development activities and the provision of appropriate health and rehabilitation services to ensure equal opportunities for all.
The Position
The Liaison Officer’s mission is to ensure that the Programme’s coordination at external level is efficient. Reporting to the Programme Director, he/she guarantees compliance with the country’s legal framework, the general context and head office rules, whilst ensuring that the specificities of the programme are taken into account.
He /she is responsible for:-
1. Supporting the process of drafting and implementing the Country Programme Framework to ensure that HI’s strategic vision is adapted to the Kenyan/Somalia context and development perspectives.
2. Ensuring that HI is well represented within the external meetings with international aid stakeholders and Governmental bodies.
3. Ensuring that the programme's administrative team is aware of Kenyan regulation and evolution concerning International NGO working framework in Kenya.
4. Ensuring that HI obtains appropriate Tax Exemption and authorisation for International staff to work in the country.
5. Providing assistance to the PD on internal coordination and other related activities when needed.
Qualifications and skills required:-

Salary will be according to experience
If you feel you are the right candidate for this position, kindly send your application along with an up-to-date CV(including 3 referees with their current contacts) by email to :- recruit08@handicap-international.or.ke . 

The email subject line should be marked: “Application for Liaison Officer position”
Please do not send your academic and other testimonials they will be requested at a later stage.
Only short listed candidates with the above qualifications and skills will be contacted.
Any kind of lobbying on behalf of applicants or canvassing will lead to immediate disqualification.
It has come to our attention that there are some fraudulent advertisements circulating on behalf of HANDICAP INTERNATIONAL. Be fully aware that HANDICAP INTERNATIONAL DOES NOT request for any fees from applicants during the application and/or induction process. 

Any occurrence of this kind is to be reported without delay to hrmanager@handicap-international.or.ke for further action.
Handicap International is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females and Persons with Disability are encouraged to apply

Established in 1915 with Helen Keller as a founding trustee, Helen Keller International (HKI) works to save the sight and lives of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged. 

Headquartered in New York City, HKI currently conducts programs in 21 countries in Africa and Asia as well as in the United States. 

HKI is known for sustainability, reliability, efficiency and the highest level of technical expertise in fighting and treating blindness and malnutrition. 

To accomplish its work, HKI builds the capacity of local governmental, civil society and private sector systems and infrastructure, and promotes the development of sustained, large-scale programs that deliver effective preventative and curative services for nutrition, control of Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) and eye health . 

The hallmark of the organization’s work is its proven effectiveness in developing, testing and scaling-up health interventions, and integrating them within government and community structures. 

HKI is initiating program activities in Kenya and intends to build the program incrementally from the base of our strong partner network and experience in supporting response to the 2011 crisis.

Functional Relationship

The Programs Manager reports to the Deputy Regional Director East, Central and Southern Africa for HKI. 

S/he serves as the senior programs management specialist and is responsible for the overall leadership, design, management and operations of HKI Kenya Programs. 

He/she is the liaison and first-line of contact with HKI Kenya’s key partners and stakeholders including the Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation Department of Nutrition. 

The Programs Manager has the primary responsibility for determining overall project strategy, design, goals, and objectives, in consultation with HKI’s partners and managing the implementation of program deliverable.

Specific Responsibilities
  • Provides overall leadership, direction and guidance to HKI Kenya’s programs and coordinates with HKI Kenya Office and partners in defining and implementing all program activities to ensure achievement of outcomes and impact.
  • Serves as HKI’s program and technical representative to partners, donors and stakeholders in Kenya including the Ministry of Sanitation and Public Health, Department of Nutrition, international and national NGOs, donors, and UN agencies.
  • Increases support and provides strategic guidance for the use of nutrition best practices by advocating to key partners and stakeholders, collaborating with implementing partners and advancing country learning through strategic knowledge management.
  • Represents HKI at established Nutrition, NTD control and Eye Care forums; networks with key stakeholders within the Kenyan Ministry of Health and Sanitation, the Department of Nutrition, National Eye Care, international organizations, NGO’s, and Bi-lateral Donors to remain aware of key issues and activities in nutrition and eye health;
  • Provides support to government partners to coordinate inputs and quality assurance from all collaborators, ensuring transparency, strong communication, and organizational and staff development.
  • Identifies/creates innovative programmatic opportunities and project designs aligned with HKI’s Mission and Strategic Plan in Nutrition, NTD control and Eye Health- Vitamin A Supplementation (VAS), Child-Health Days, Food-Fortification and Mass Drug Administration (MDA) for NTD control.
  • Ensures that project designs and collaborations with partners/stakeholders comply with agency over-arching themes – evidence-based/reasoned designs, generates knowledge, uses integrated approaches to maximize impact, quality and high potential to scale-up, strengthens capacity, and advocates for sustained systematic change:
  • Works closely with the HKI regional and HQ-based nutrition, NTD, and eye health staff to contribute/ develop concept papers, proposals and budgets for donor funding or in response to donor requests for both Kenya-specific and regional initiatives that include Kenya
  • Ensures the integrity and quality of project management process for the HKI/Kenya project portfolio – design feasibility, measurable objectives and impact indicators, implementation planning and management; maintains high standards for project monitoring and evaluation, donor reporting, and impact assessment;
  • Contributes to the writing of professional papers that supports HKI’s evidence-based approach and advocacy initiatives: the strengthening relevant government institutions in the implementation and monitoring of nutrition/eye health initiatives at the central and district level;
  • Actively participates in HKI/Kenya strategic and annual planning and budgeting process;
  • Supervises the performance of two direct reports and implements the HKI performance management system for key reporting staff;
  • Interfaces with HKI/Kenya finance and operations managers to ensure the timely provision of support services that support programmatic outputs;
  • Master’s Degree in management, nutrition, public health, social sciences, international development communications or a related field.
  • At least 7 years’ experience in developing, leading, managing and implementing large national projects, specifically with experience in two or more of the following areas: management, nutrition, health policy, health systems strengthening, behavior change communication, community development, food security or agriculture.
  • Broad understanding of public health in particular in the area of nutrition; knowledgeable about the relevant socioeconomic, institutional policy issues that influence nutrition.
  • Professional experience interacting with the government, partners and other relevant stakeholders;
  • Effective team leadership and management skills;
  • Demonstrated experience working in partnership with international donors and agencies
  • Excellent English written and oral communications skills;
  • Effective Grant-Writing skills;
  • Strong initiative and self-motivation with well-established and practiced organizational and planning skills;
  • Comfortable working within participatory management environment, with a commitment to a teamwork approach to work;
  • Computer Literate and Proficient in Microsoft Office including Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook;
  • Willingness to travel within Kenya and occasionally to external meetings and forums within the region/continent;
How to apply:

If you meet the above requirements, please send a detailed CV, Application letter stating clearly the position that you are applying for as the subject line, names and contacts of three references, a daytime telephone/ mobile contact to rkatana@hki.org by the close of business on 15th June 2012.

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