Regional Change Lead - Women’s Rights

Contract Type: Fixed term - 2 years

Level: C1 – Global

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Starting salary: GBP 25,094 net per annum plus a competitive benefits package

Background

Oxfam is one of the world’s leading development and humanitarian agencies assisting people affected by natural disasters and conflict throughout the world. 

With over 5,000 staff and dedicated volunteers in more than 90 countries, Oxfam is able to achieve the greatest impact to end poverty and suffering through combining emergency response work, long-term programmes for poverty alleviation and campaigning for lasting change. 

The Horn, East, and Central Africa (HECA) Region is the largest region within Oxfam, covering 8 countries, including Ethiopia, Tanzania, Kenya, Somalia, Democratic Republic of Congo, South Sudan, Rwanda and Uganda. 

The Regional Centre is based in Nairobi and is mandated to provide leadership and support to the Oxfam country programmes in delivering their strategies within the context of programme quality, and efficiency.

Oxfam believes in the principle that ensuring design and implementation of all programming with poor women’s rights at the heart is the key to bring about lasting change in lives of the poor, especially women. 

As a member of the Regional Programme Support Team, the Regional Change Lead is expected to work closely with the Regional Programme Quality Lead and programmes to ensure the embedding of poor women’s rights in the heart of all programming.

The role
  • Work closely with the Regional Aim 5 lead Develop a strategy & process for design and implementation of programmes though the perspective of poor women’s rights
  • Work closely in development, humanitarian and advocacy programmes to incorporate poor women’s rights in the design
  • Help develop gender sensitive outcomes and indicators in the M&E systems for programmes
  • Accompany selected programmes closely and provide them support to enhance overall programme quality in accordance with the regional strategy on the same.
  • Provide support to relevant regional technical / thematic advisers to ensure that they are able to provide effective support around poor women’s rights in their areas of work
  • Work with Oxfam GB corporate leads on facilitating implementation of corporate initiatives around poor women’s rights
  • Support country gender and poor women’s rights staff in technical aspects of their work. Work will mostly be with non-gender specialists.
The Person
  • Understanding of a broad range of issues and concepts around poor women’s rights in the context of programming in the Horn East and Central Africa region
  • Strong technical competence in gender issues, women’s rights frameworks, learning
  • Demonstrable understanding and minimum 10 years of direct experience of long-term development, humanitarian response and campaigns and advocacy work
  • Ability to demonstrate flexibility and understanding of practical issues faced by programme managers in implementing programmes in HECA
  • Strong influencing skills especially in dealing with country management teams and advisers / managers in Oxfam House.
  • Demonstrated tenacity
  • Demonstrated ability to contribute to multi-disciplinary teams and to work with and influence people from diverse backgrounds
This is a highly challenging opportunity for a dedicated and highly motivated professional, with a strong commitment to Oxfam’s values and beliefs. 

If you believe you are the candidate we are looking for, please submit your application and CV including a day time contact by applying online at http://www.oxfam.org.uk/what-we-do/about-us/working-at-oxfam using INT5952

The closing date is: 25th January 2013. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organization.

Manager, Management Accounting

Reporting to the General Manager Finance & Strategy, the jobholder will be responsible for managing business information for optimal decision making.
 
Key Responsibilities will include:-
  • Developing, implementing and monitoring processes and procedures around the creation of monthly forecasts.
  • Reviewing and monitoring product profitability trends and variance analysis.
  • Carrying out price modelling and product life cycle analysis and providing relevant management information for new product development.
  • Timely and accurate production of the Group annual budgets for approval by the Board of Directors.
  • Monitoring performance against budgets and ensuring that the budgetary controls are in line with business objectives.
  • Preparation of the Group’s monthly Management Accounts to meet strict reporting timelines.
  • Monitoring of business performance against set targets and recommending appropriate actions.
  • Carrying out cost / benefit analysis of projects and other investments decisions.
  • Contributing to medium and long-term business planning and assessing impact of key strategic decisions.
Qualifications, Skills & Experience
  • Bachelor of Commerce/Accounting or Bachelor of Business Administration Degree
  • Accounting qualifications – CPA (K) or ACCA or CIMA
  • Active knowledge and experience in Product Costing
  • Internal controls and Risk Management
  • Investment/Project appraisal, and Project Management Skills
  • Proficiency in ERP applications (experience in SAP will be an added advantage)
  • At least 8 years working experience in a manufacturing concern
Key Competencies
  • Team leadership
  • A detailed-conscious individual with strong analytical skills
  • Interpersonal skills with strength in communication
  • Excellent in problem solving
  • Energy & entrepreneurship
Applicants to please include names and contacts of three referees, one of which should be a current or previous employer and send the application and cv ON OR BEFORE FRIDAY 25TH JANUARY 2013 to:-

Business Partner Consulting (BPC Africa)
Email address: talentsearch@bpc.co.ke
or to P.O. Box 17352 00100, Nairobi

Position: Consultant (s) for Impact Evaluation

Description 

Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) focuses on a small number of specific social and economic development problems by forming (intellectual and financial) partnerships with organisations sharing similar objectives. 

The majority of AKF’s grants are made to grassroots organisations testing innovative approaches in the field. With a small staff, a host of cooperating agencies and thousands of volunteers, the Foundation reaches out
to vulnerable populations on four continents, irrespective of their race, religion, political persuasion or gender.
 
In East Africa, AKF supports programming in Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda that contributes to a better quality of life for hundreds of communities. Working in education, rural economic development, health, and civil society, AKF leverages its global experiences and partnerships to bring new ideas to East Africa.
 
AKF in collaboration with the Department for International Development (DFID) and the Ministry of Education (MOE) in Kenya has been piloting and adopting innovative and relevant approaches to expand education opportunities and improve learning outcomes for children in targeted primary schools in marginalized areas in Coast and North Eastern Provinces (NEP) of Kenya since September 2011. 

This joint initiative is piloting and validating new interventions as well as consolidating existing interventions with plan to scale up successful interventions. 

AKF has been working in 106 primary schools in the North Eastern and Coast Province in this phase implementing the following interventions.

AKF is planning to conduct a study to assess whether the set of interventions delivered by AKF improved learning outcomes in the intervention schools and the implications of these results for MOE, AKF and development partners.
 
Consultancy Scope 

This consultancy is expected to take place from February and March 2013 and the consultant is expected to be responsible for all technical (study design, methodology, tools), administrative and logistical aspects. The exact timeframe will be determined in discussion with the consultant and the project management team.
 
Qualifications and Competencies
 
The consultant must demonstrate, experience of:
  • Designing and conducting impact evaluations and studies in education; developing quantitative and qualitative tools and instruments; collecting and analyzing data; and writing results-based reports;
  • Quantitative and qualitative data and information analysis;
  • Experience in database design and development; and
  • Experience working in Kenya or East Africa and knowledge of Kiswahili, a plus.
AKF recognizes that all of these qualifications may not be found in one Consultant. 

It is possible to present a team of Consultants to meet these criteria.

Application Process and Deadline
 
Consultants meeting the above criteria can obtained the detailed Terms of Reference from Nafisa Shekhova at nafisa.shekhova@akdn.org by January 18th, 2013 and proposals should be received no later than January 25th, 2013, 16:00 hours East Africa Time.
 
Thank you for your interest in this opportunity.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Position: Consultant (s) for Impact Evaluation

Description 

Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) focuses on a small number of specific social and economic development problems by forming (intellectual and financial) partnerships with organisations sharing similar objectives. 

The majority of AKF’s grants are made to grassroots organisations testing innovative approaches in the field. With a small staff, a host of cooperating agencies and thousands of volunteers, the Foundation reaches out
to vulnerable populations on four continents, irrespective of their race, religion, political persuasion or gender.
 
In East Africa, AKF supports programming in Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda that contributes to a better quality of life for hundreds of communities. Working in education, rural economic development, health, and civil society, AKF leverages its global experiences and partnerships to bring new ideas to East Africa.
 
AKF in collaboration with the Department for International Development (DFID) and the Ministry of Education (MOE) in Kenya has been piloting and adopting innovative and relevant approaches to expand education opportunities and improve learning outcomes for children in targeted primary schools in marginalized areas in Coast and North Eastern Provinces (NEP) of Kenya since September 2011. 

This joint initiative is piloting and validating new interventions as well as consolidating existing interventions with plan to scale up successful interventions. 

AKF has been working in 106 primary schools in the North Eastern and Coast Province in this phase implementing the following interventions.

AKF is planning to conduct a study to assess whether the set of interventions delivered by AKF improved learning outcomes in the intervention schools and the implications of these results for MOE, AKF and development partners.
 
Consultancy Scope 

This consultancy is expected to take place from February and March 2013 and the consultant is expected to be responsible for all technical (study design, methodology, tools), administrative and logistical aspects. The exact timeframe will be determined in discussion with the consultant and the project management team.
 
Qualifications and Competencies
 
The consultant must demonstrate, experience of:
  • Designing and conducting impact evaluations and studies in education; developing quantitative and qualitative tools and instruments; collecting and analyzing data; and writing results-based reports;
  • Quantitative and qualitative data and information analysis;
  • Experience in database design and development; and
  • Experience working in Kenya or East Africa and knowledge of Kiswahili, a plus.
AKF recognizes that all of these qualifications may not be found in one Consultant. 

It is possible to present a team of Consultants to meet these criteria.

Application Process and Deadline
 
Consultants meeting the above criteria can obtained the detailed Terms of Reference from Nafisa Shekhova at nafisa.shekhova@akdn.org by January 18th, 2013 and proposals should be received no later than January 25th, 2013, 16:00 hours East Africa Time.
 
Thank you for your interest in this opportunity.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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