Consultancy

Organizational Context 

Adeso is an expanding and vibrant African based international development and humanitarian organization. 

At Adeso, we work with African communities who are yet to realize their full potential; working inside these communities to create environments in which Africans can thrive. Our belief that economic, social and environmental security is the bedrock of a healthy community drives the nature and intent of our programming. 
 
We work to prevent and overcome situations that adversely affect community well-being by: reinvigorating the economy, developing skills for life and work, providing humanitarian aid, and influencing policy. 

For the past 20 years we have strengthened rural livelihoods through environmental awareness, training, technology transfer and innovative humanitarian projects in pursuit of a peaceful, self-reliant, and greener future. Currently, Adeso has programs in Somalia, Kenya and South Sudan.

Adeso is an exciting and dynamic organization experiencing managed rapid growth. It offers sound employment conditions with opportunities for personal growth and development. 

Background And Rationale

The Resilience and Economic Growth in the Arid Lands - Improving Resilience (REGAL-IR) project, is a five-year Cooperative Agreement (CA) that is a part of the U.S. government’s feed the Future (FtF) initiative and USAID/Kenya’s economic growth development objective.

The project led by Adeso is implemented in a consortium of organizations namely Co2balance UK and its Kenyan subsidiary Carbon Zero Kenya (CZK), Finnish Church Aid (FCA), the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), Sidai Africa, Ltd and Vétérinaires Sans Frontières-Suisse (VSF-S). In 2014 other NGOs will also be included on REGAL-IR implementation.

The project aims to build social, economic, and environmental resilience in five counties in Kenya, namely-Garissa, Wajir, Marsabit, Isiolo and Turkana Counties. 

The targeted counties have over the years experienced recurring shocks e.g. droughts, hazards such as climate change and recurring turbulence caused by frequent violent conflicts ranging from internal disputes between tribal groups in Kenya, to cross-border confrontations with groups from neighboring countries, and coupled with the spill-over effects from regional conflicts in the Horn of Africa.

With the aim to address this in a sustainable manner, REGAL-IR is employing a community-driven approach to development called, “Participatory Learning, Planning and Action” (PLPA) with the intention of empowering communities in the target counties to assess, plan and take charge of their development and resilience efforts, in collaboration with REGAL-IR partners, government, and other stakeholders.

Towards this end, REGAL-IR contracted two consultants from July–September 2013 to deliver basic trainings and Training of Trainers (TOT) to REGAL-IR and Consortium partner staff. The consultants also produced training manuals and tools. 

The training successfully strengthened REGAL-IR capacity with the result that the project conducted high quality PLPA processes in some 150 communities across project counties.

Many communities having participated in PLPA processes have formed Self-Help Groups (SHGs), registered with the government, established bank accounts, have started a savings program and have begun to implement activities both within and related to their CDAPs. 

They are now primed to receive the additional training, coaching and mentoring they need to become more proficient in implementing their CDAPs, and to reach higher, more sustainable levels of resilience.

Whereas the initial PLPA consultancy (July-September 2013) focused on Steps 1, 2 and 3, that is, 1) Training in PLPA methodology, 2) Community Engagement, and 3) Design of Community Development Action Plans (CDAPs), the consultancy described by this Scope of Work (SOW) focuses on Step 5, that is, coaching and mentoring community leaders and members to successfully implement their plans.

Objective of the Assignment

The Individual consultant or consultancy firm will reinforce and enhance the attitudes, knowledge, skills (AKS) of REGAL-IR Technical Advisors, Project Officers, and LNGO staff to mentor and coach CBOs to implement their CDAPs.

 The consultants will also train up new REGAL-IR and LNGO staff in PLPA and CDAP processes. The anticipated result is that Technical Advisors, Project Officers and select LNGO staff are equipped to implement the REGAL-IR community-led and -driven approach across thematic areas.

Specifically, the consultancy will achieve three objectives:

To provide TOT to new REGAL-IR Technical Advisors, Project Officers and to staff of targeted local NGOS (LNGOs) to acquire the AKS to effectively undertake PLPA processes in their counties;
To follow up implementation of PLPA/CDAP’s and ensure that staff are utilizing processes, methods, and tools consistent with REGAL-IR’s PLPA methodology, and to upgrade their PLPA knowledge, skills and capacity to perfect their application of the same in their work with communities;
To build staff and LNGO capacity to implement PLPA Step 5, i.e., to coach and mentor CBO leaders and members to successfully implement their CDAPs and community resilience activities. TASKS The PLPA consultant or consultancy firm will perform the following tasks:
  • Deliver the advanced TOT workshop to include the following topics: advanced facilitation skills, coaching and mentoring for continuous behavior change, including supporting trainers in session planning in preparation for the practitioner training roll-out (2 training days);
  • Prepare advanced TOT workshop report (1 day);
  • Deliver the attitude change component of the PLPA practitioner training for new REGAL-IR Staff and local implementing partner staff (15-25 participants) focusing on issues such as critical self awareness, attitude, behavior and approach to learning from people, etc. (2 days);
  • Backstop previously trained PLPA trainers as they deliver the technical component of the PLPA practitioner training to the new staff on participatory concepts, methodologies and tools for all PLPA steps (6 days);
  • Backstop trainers in preparing the report from the practitioner’s training (1 day);
  • Access the level of transition from a “provider” mindset among all previously trained staff (TA’s and PO’s), using methodologies such as self-assessment. Identify and make recommendations with regard to areas of improvement. Support staff to develop their respective capacity development action plans; 18 POs and 5-7 TAs (5 days);
  • Provide on-the-job and on-site capacity building to increase field staff’s proficiency in PLPA Step 5 (2-3 days per county or 3 weeks total including travel). It is expected that for this task and the one above, the consultant’s will not lump staff together but provide one-on-one (or individual) assessment and support to each staff;
  • Evaluate the quality of interventions across all relevant REGAL-IR thematic areas; make specific recommendations on how to enhance and mainstream community empowerment through participatory methodologies. This work is included in the field time listed above (3 weeks) for thematic areas 1, 3 and 5. For thematic areas 4 and 6 additional meetings with GAIN and FCA are required (included in the 3 weeks above);
  • On the basis of the above: prepare a report that highlights recommendations and action plans (1 day);
  • Compile all reports containing achievements, findings of the assignment and detailed recommendations. The report compilation must be edited and formatted well and submitted in soft copy (1days);
  • Undertake one debrief session at REGAL-IR project headquarters in Isiolo and one at ADESO headquarters in Nairobi on the critical findings and proposed way forward (2 days).
Deliverables
  • An inception meeting organized by the consultant to brief key decision makers on the scope of the assignment;
  • One TOT workshop for up to 10 PLPA trainers including a final workshop report;
  • One attitude change workshop/training for 15-25 staff and partners plus backstopping of REGAL-IR trainers.
  • Report from the practitioner’s training – maximum length 20 pages plus appendices;
  • Recommendations in the form of one-page Action Plans for capacity building of staff towards attitude change and mainstreaming empowerment , including indicators for measuring progress;
  • Recommendations in form of one-to-two page Action Plans for improvements in implementation quality in each of REGAL-IR’s thematic areas, including indicators for measuring progress;
  • Final report - maximum length 20 pages plus appendices; 8. Two debrief sessions – one at REGAL-IR office in Isiolo, and the other at ADESO HQ in Nairobi.
Methodology

The approach must be adult learner-focused, combine theoretical and practical trainings with on-the-job trainings in the field, include constructive feedback, document findings, brief REGAL-IR and other stakeholders on the assignment, and produce timely, clear, concise reports. Competency And Expertise Requirements

The consultant should have the following qualifications: 

Academic Qualifications:
  • Advanced University degree in social sciences such as sociology, anthropology, development studies, rural development or related field. Technical competencies and experience requirements:
  • At least 10 years of relevant practical experience in applying participatory rural appraisal approaches with marginalized and mainly illiterate communities;
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, plan, organize, implement and report on a consultancy assignment;
  • 5-10 years practical experience in training and capacity building, including TOT.
  • Demonstrated expertise in livelihoods and community-based approaches;
  • Practical experience and proficiency in PLPA or similar methodology;
  • Track record in achieving attitude change in project teams (for effective facilitation) and with communities (towards self-reliance and reduction of dependency syndromes);
  • Thorough understanding of pastoralists in ASALs in Kenya including experience with two or more of the pastoral communities in the project area - Boran, Rendille, Samburu, Turkana, Somali, Gabra, etc).
  • Expertise in working with inter-cultural and inter-disciplinary teams;
  • Prepared to work in remote areas including overnight stays in manyattas;
  • Excellent English (oral and writing) required, knowledge of Kiswahili or any of the local dialects from the 5 counties will be an added advantage.
N.B: 

Due to the geographical spread, the number of staff and the scope of this consultancy, the consulting firm bidding for this task might require more than one consultant to deliver the task in the prescribed timeframe. 

Should this be the case, all the consultancy team members must be able to simultaneously facilitate processes with the staff and in the communities, without compromising the quality of output or deliverables.

How to apply:

Applications should be submitted to consultancy@adesoafrica.org with the subject line: Application for PLPA 2014 – REGAL-IR Consultancy not later than 13th February 2014, including the following documents:
  • Proposal describing in detail how the above tasks and expected outputs will be achieved;
  • Brief cover letter indicating your suitability and motivation (structured in line with requirement list); 
  • Curriculum vitae of lead and co-trainers;
  • Bio-data form in a complete USAID SF-1420 format.
Reporting Intern 

Contract duration: 6 months 
Location: Kenya 
Starting Date: ASAP

Background on ACTED

ACTED is an independent international, private, non-partisan and non-profit organization that operates according to principles of strict neutrality, political and religious impartiality, and non discrimination.
 
ACTED was created in 1993 to support populations affected by the conflict in Afghanistan. Based in Paris, France, ACTED now operates in 34 countries worldwide, with over 200 international and 4000 national staff. 

ACTED has a 117 million € budget for over 350 projects spanning 8 sectors of intervention; including emergency relief, food security, health promotion, economic development, education & training, microfinance, local governance & institutional support, and cultural promotion. For more information, please visit our website atwww.acted.org.

Country Profile

Capital Office : Nairobi 
National Staff : 28 
Areas : 2 (Pokot, Middle Juba) 
On-going programmes : 6 
Budget : 1.3 M

ACTED launched its Kenya mission in January of 2008 with an emergency assistance program for residents in Nairobi slums affected by the post election violence. Since 2009, Nairobi has been the home base of ACTED’s relief operation in Southern Somalia aimed at supporting vulnerable famers affected by recurrent droughts. 

In 2010, ACTED’s mission in Kenya/Somalia sought to address the needs of pastoralist and farmer communities of North Central Kenya and South Somalia arising from multiple shocks such as adverse climatic conditions and disease outbreaks, through emergency food and non-food items distribution. 

In the wake of this emergency context, ACTED also promoted the adoption of sustainable community-based solutions, emphasizing livelihood strengthening and diversification, natural resource rehabilitation and management, good hygiene practices and access to sanitation facilities. 

ACTED is developing its programs in South Somalia, focusing on building capacity to respond to emergency outbreaks, as well as ensuring local populations are integrated into longer term projects aiming at improving their livelihoods. 

This will occur in the form of food, water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and livelihood support to vulnerable agro-pastoral and riverine communities. Today, ACTED's teams and resources are mobilized on the front of dire needs in our areas of intervention in Somalia and Kenya, as well as other areas in the Horn of Africa.

Position Profile

The Reporting Intern ensures the production of timely reports for the Reporting Manager as well as the Country Director. 

He/she assists the Reporting Manager and the Country Director in developing internal and external country communication strategies. Under the supervision of the Reporting Manager, the reporting intern will:
  • Collect and synthesize data from the field, and draft reports in cooperation with project management, finance, monitoring and evaluation, and other field coordination departments
  • Assist the Reporting Manager in developing project proposals, addressing ad hoc donor requests or catalysing action on specific projects or components of projects
  • Liaise with external partners and represent ACTED in coordination and information meetings with NGOs, donors, and other humanitarian actors.
Qualifications:
  • Postgraduate diploma in Journalism, International Relations or a relevant field
  • Previous related work experience, preferably in the humanitarian field w/knowledge of donor relations
  • Advanced proficiency in written and spoken English
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Ability to work efficiently under pressure
Conditions:

Field Intern benefits include: a 300 USD per month living allowance, coverage of all accommodation, food, and travel costs, a luggage allowance of 50 kg., and the provision of medical, repatriation, and life insurance.
How to apply:
 
Submission of applications:

Please send, in English, your cover letter, CV, and three references to stages@acted.org
Finance Intern 

Contract duration: 6 months 
Location: Nairobi, Kenya 
Starting Date: ASAP
 
Background on ACTED

ACTED is a French humanitarian NGO, founded in 1993, which supports vulnerable populations, affected by humanitarian crises worldwide. 

ACTED provides continued support to vulnerable communities by ensuring the sustainability of post-crisis interventions and engaging long-term challenges facing our target populations, in order to break the poverty cycle, foster development and reduce vulnerability to disasters. 

Our interventions seek to cover the multiple aspects of humanitarian and development crises through a multidisciplinary approach which is both global and local, and adapted to each context. 

Our 3,300 staff is committed in to responding to emergencies worldwide, to supporting recovery and rehabilitation, towards sustainable development. 

Our teams in the field implement some 340 projects in 34 countries covering the following sectors emergency relief, food security, access to health, education and training, economic development, microfinance, advocacy, institutional support, and regional dialogue, cultural promotion. 

Based on considerable experience addressing the needs and situations of vulnerable communities, ACTED contributes to the international agenda towards reaching the Millennium Development Goals, through a wide range of partnerships, innovative initiatives, and campaigns.

Country Profile

Capital Office : Nairobi 
National Staff : 28 
Areas : 2 (Pokot, Middle Juba) 
On-going programmes : 6 
Budget : 1.3 M

ACTED launched its Kenya mission in January of 2008 with an emergency assistance program for residents in Nairobi slums affected by the post election violence. Since 2009, Nairobi has been the home base of ACTED’s relief operation in Southern Somalia aimed at supporting vulnerable famers affected by recurrent droughts. 

In 2010, ACTED’s mission in Kenya/Somalia sought to address the needs of pastoralist and farmer communities of North Central Kenya and South Somalia arising from multiple shocks such as adverse climatic conditions and disease outbreaks, through emergency food and non-food items distribution. 

In the wake of this emergency context, ACTED also promoted the adoption of sustainable community-based solutions, emphasizing livelihood strengthening and diversification, natural resource rehabilitation and management, good hygiene practices and access to sanitation facilities. 

ACTED is developing its programs in South Somalia, focusing on building capacity to respond to emergency outbreaks, as well as ensuring local populations are integrated into longer term projects aiming at improving their livelihoods. 

This will occur in the form of food, water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and livelihood support to vulnerable agro-pastoral and riverine communities. 

Today, ACTED's teams and resources are mobilized on the front of dire needs in our areas of intervention in Somalia and Kenya, as well as other areas in the Horn of Africa.
 
III. Position Profile

The finance intern works under the supervision of the Finance Officer and/or Country Finance Manager

His/Her responsibilities will be has followed:
  • Control that operations respect existing financial procedures and manage accounting files for the Country Office;
  • Analyze financial data and create management indicators ;
  • Support Country Coordination through analysis of project running costs, follow-up on resource allocation, and finance training
Qualifications:
  • Msc in Administration, Business Management or equivalent.
  • Finance and accounting skills required
  • Willingness to undertake serious responsibility and manage stress efficiently
  • Excellent communication skills, including advanced written and oral English (or French for francophone countries)
Conditions:
Field Intern benefits include: - 300 USD per month living allowance - Coverage of all accommodation, food, and travel costs, a luggage allowance of 50 kg - The provision of medical, repatriation, and life insurance.

How to apply:


Submission of applications:

Please send, in English, your cover letter, CV, and three references to stages@acted.org
Structural Engineer Needed Urgently

The candidate should have the following;
  • The ability to produce structural design drawings using Autocad with design using PROKON or other designs software. If he or she is able to use Autodesk Revit that will be a bonus
  • The ability to extract quantities from drawings, and produce a BOQ.
  • The ability to check compliance of design on site
  • The ability to program work to achieve project deadlines using MS
  • Projects program, with the ability to track resources and consumption.
  • The ability to write daily reports, and monthly board presentation with project updates
  • The ability to manage a team of site engineers, foremen, planning Engineers with project targets set by the board. Some management experience will be beneficial.
If a registered engineer, that will be a bonus. However it is not a Necessity

Should be able to use MS Office proficiently.

The candidate should have at least 4 years of working experience, primarily in building works.

PS; Only qualified candidates will be shortlisted.

Email cv to kentrainltd@gmail.com, by 20th February
The National Authority for the Campaign Against Alcohol and Drug Abuse (NACADA) was established under the State Corporations Act by an Act of Parliament in 2012 with an expanded mandate to co-ordinate a multisectoral effort aimed at preventing,controlling and mitigating the impact of alcohol and drug abuse in Kenya.

The Authority wishes to recruit dynamic, result-oriented and self driven Kenyan citizen to fill the following vacant position to be based at the Authority’s Headquaters:

Position Title: Accountant – NAC 5 

Ref No. NAC/ADA/14/02/1 

1 Position
 
Report to: Finance Officer
 
Duty Station: Nairobi
 
Job Summary: To maintain accounting records and financial reporting in the Authority.
 
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Bank reconciliation arising from issuance of licenses;
  • Accounting of expenditure and revenue;
  • Maintenance of general ledger;
  • Maintenance of Cash book;
  • Preparation of financial statements;
  • Preparation of monthly accounts.
Qualifications and Competencies
  • Bachelor of Degree holders in Commerce/Business Administration/Accounting or Finance will have an added advantage;
  • CPA II;
  • Minimum three (3) years relevant experience;
  • Experience in bank reconciliation;
  • Excellent writing and computer skills-working experience in NAVISION accounting package will be an added advantage;
  • Must possess excellent communication skills (English and Kiswahili both oral and written);
  • A team player, able to cope with a highly challenging and fact paced environment;
  • Ability to work under minimum supervision.
How to Apply

Candidates should forward their applications by post, courier or hand-delivery, enclosing current and detailed CV, copies of academic and professional certificates, day time telephone contacts, current and expected remuneration, notice period required to take up the appointment if successful, and names, addresses and emails of (3) three professional referees.
 
All applications should have the job reference number clearly marked on the envelope so as to reach the undersigned not later than 19th February 2014.

NACADA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

Any form of canvassing will lead to disqualification. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

The Chief Executive Officer
National Authority For the Camapign Against Alcohol and Drug Abuse,
NSSF Building, Block A, Eastern Wing, 18th Floor,
P.O. Box 10774-00100 GPO,
Nairobi
The Standard Group comprises, The Standard Newspapers, Game yetu, The Counties, Nairobian, KTN, Radio Maisha, PDS, Standard Digital and Think Outdoor Services. 

The Group is looking for a highly motivated, qualified, experienced and reputable team player to fill the following position:
 
Senior Security Officer
 
Reporting to the Head of Security, the successful candidate will be based at the Standard Group offices on Mombasa road and will be specifically responsible for:
  • Undertaking fraud, forensic & other investigations including extracting, analysing and interpreting data, gathering evidence, summarizing & reporting information gathered and other complex business information in a well understood manner.
  • Ensure that all offences of fraud, theft and dishonesty against Standard Group are investigated & reported in a consistent manner.
  • Obtain information required to form an initial assessment of these offences and identify areas of loss and recommending remedial measures.
  • Prepare investigation reports with the objective of presenting evidence gathered in a professional and concise manner.
  • Perform regular reviews of exceptions reported in business information by analysing, interpreting, summarizing and presenting for further investigations.
  • Proactively gather relevant information that can lead to prevention or discovery of fraud.
  • Protection of company assets, safety and security of staff, visitors, clients and contractors on all owned or leased company premises.
  • Coordination of security at all company events in collaboration with relevant departments and external agencies.
Qualifications and Skills
  • A Bachelor’s degree in security management/criminology or related field.
  • Proven work experience in investigations.
  • Certification in CFE or PCI will be an added advantage.
  • Excellent communication, analytical and report writing skills.
  • Must have the ability to work within strict deadlines under minimum supervision.
If you possess the above qualifications and the drive to meet the challenges, visit our website www.standardmedia.co.ke/recruitment to browse through the current openings / vacancies and apply not later than 17th February 2014.

Please note that ONLY shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

The Standard Group is an equal opportunity employer and as such, canvassing of any form will lead to automatic disqualification.
Exciting Careers with a Fast Growing Security Company

Radar Limited a well established Security Company is seeking to recruit young dynamic and self driven individuals for the following positions:-
 
Job Title: X-Ray Baggage Scanner Operators  

(20 Positions)
 
Job purpose: Monitoring carry-on baggage using an X-ray machine, manually inspecting baggage and performing pat-downs as needed, and ensuring visitors and staff walk through the metal detector properly and efficiently. 

In addition any other means necessary to detect unauthorized objects and threat items.
 

Qualifications and Experience
  • Possess a certificate from Kenya Civil Aviation Authority
  • 2 Years experience as X-Ray Scanner Operator
Job Title: Technical Manager (Two Positions)
 
Purpose: Responsible for planning, decision making, setting targets and generating revenue. 

Managing the Technical Team in installing, troubleshooting and maintaining CCTV systems, access control systems, intruder alarm systems, fire detection systems, electric gates and other security products and systems.

Qualifications and Experience
  • University Degree in Electrical or Electronics Engineering from a recognized Institution of Higher Leaning
  • Minimum 3 years experience installing, commissioning and maintaining electronic security systems, including CCTVs (IP and Analog CCTV cameras), Access Controls, Intruder Alarms, Fire Detection Systems, Electric Gates, etc
  • Advanced knowledge of computers and IP networks, structured cabling methods, racking, cable terminations and practices
  • Demonstrated experience in using cable testers, termination tools and other basic hand and power tools
Interested candidates who meet the above requirements to submit their application letter, CV and three referees, current passport size photograph, day telephone/email to: info@radarsecurity.co.ke or hrrecords@radarsecurity.co.ke
A medium-sized PR agency is looking for an Executive Director / Team Leader to manage all elements of its operations. 

The holder of this position will report to the Board of Directors, and is responsible for the following roles, among others:
 
Roles & Responsibilities

  • Manage and grow the existing client portfolio, consisting of some leading and demanding corporate organizations in the country.
  • Manage the day-to-day operations of the agency, including mentoring, giving guidance, motivating and managing a team of client service executives, business development personnel, administration, as well as creative/design teams.
  • Identify existing business opportunities both from within the existing clients as well as sourcing for new clients.
  • Manage and maintain satisfactory relations with senior managers from the existing and prospective client portfolios.
  • This position calls for an all-rounded candidate, and shall be sorely responsible for all the operations of the agency.
Requirements
  • Minimum of 6 years working experience in PR, corporate communications and Events management. Experience in an advertising agency at a senior level would be a definite advantage.
  • A degree in Public Relations or Communication or Journalism.
  • A relevant Masters degree will be an added advantage.
  • Member of Public Relations Society of Kenya (attach certificate).
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
  • Proven track record of national and regional media relations; ability to build relationships in new sectors and verticals.
  • Experience in creating and managing key marketing initiatives.
  • Experience in building relationships with stakeholders at senior level.
  • Demonstrated confidence with agency and client teams.
  • Aptitude to work independently.
  • Ability to identifying business opportunities in order to grow profitability of the agency.
Should you fit the above criteria, kindly forward your application and CV stating current, expected remuneration and availability to the following email address: info.akltd@gmail.com on or before 14th February, 2014.
Safaricom Limited is the leading mobile telecommunications company in Kenya. 

We are at the forefront of the industry and always seek to attract and retain talented, creative and innovative team players who are excited by the opportunity of pushing the frontiers of this evolving technology, growing our services, exciting our customers and contributing to our community. 

At Safaricom, we take pride in our talent and develop them to realize their maximum potential!
 
Cloud Support Engineer
 
Ref: TECHNOLOGY_CSE_FEB_2014
 

We are pleased to announce the following vacancy in the IS Operations Department within the Technology Division. 

In keeping with our current business needs, we are looking for a person who meets the criteria indicated below:

Reporting to the Senior Manager- Customer Systems, the position holder will offer leading expert solutions and technical guidance in administration, service provision and availability of all the Safaricom Cloud Services. 

This position will involve liaising with other Information technology teams, other Safaricom teams and vendors to offer quality IT services to the business.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Define and monitor data and service availability for all Cloud related Services;
  • Offer advanced administration of systems, applications and cloud related services;
  • Document and update processes and procedures in use for customer systems;
  • Provide expert management of IT application incidents, root cause analysis, management of problems and closure of recurring incidents;
  • Creating system requirements for support, and Testing of new products and systems functionality;
  • Create high quality supportability requirements and test the achievement of supportability requirements, once systems are delivered by vendors;
  • Participate in renowned research forums, and initiate ideas that improve system availability, and performance.
Role Requirements;
  • University Degree in Computer Science or related technical field;
  • MSc/MBA in relevant fields is an added advantage;
  • Advanced UNIX/LINUX knowledge;
  • Certification in any of the following cloud or related trainings is an added advantage;
  1. Cloud Technology Associate;
  2. Cloud Administrator;
  3. Cloud Developer;
  4. Cloud Security & Governance;
  5. Cloud Service Manager;
  6. Cloud Solution Architect;
  • Tibco Certification or any other enterprise EAI technology;
  • Microsoft certification: MCSD/ MCDBA is an added advantage;
  • Oracle certification in database administration or application development;
  • Network certification e.g. CCNA,CCNP or any other advanced certification is an added advantage;
  • 5 years of work experience in a networked and dynamic IT environment, at least 2 of those should be in leadership position;
  • 3 years Software development, Database administration, web administration and or advanced Support Experience;
  • 1 year experience in Cloud solution design, development and/or administration;
  • UNIX scripting, PL-SQL and MSSQL Skills;
  • Highly developed analytical skills;
  • Ability to role-model and lead customers and fellow team members.
If you feel that you are up to the challenge and possess the necessary qualification and experience, please send your resume with your cell phone contact indicating your experience and why you are the most suitable candidate for the role clearly quoting the job title and job reference to the address below by Tuesday 18th February 2014.

The Head of Talent and Resourcing,
Safaricom Limited
Nairobi 

via E-mail to hr@safaricom.co.ke
Consultancy to develop human rights based guidelines on improving the livestock benefit chain as a means of reducing cattle-theft related conflict in Wajir and Kuria

1.      KHRC BACKGROUND INTRODUCTION:

The Kenya Human Rights Commission (KHRC) was founded in 1991 and registered in Kenya in 1994 as a national Non-Governmental Organization (NGO). 

Throughout its existence, the core agenda of the Commission has been campaigning for the entrenchment of a human rights and democratic culture in Kenya. KHRCs’ mission is to foster human rights, democratic values, human dignity and social justice. 

To achieve this KHRC work is programmed into interdependent themes namely Civil and Political Rights (CPR), Equality and Non-Discrimination (END) and Economic Rights and Social Justice (ER-SJ). This research is situated in the securitysector reforms agenda, a project within the CPRthematic program.

The KHRCs’ work on security sector reforms involves interventions that are aimed at finding lasting solutions to the endemic problem of conflict and particularly Cattle rustling, defined as the “Stealing or planning, organising, attempting, aiding or abetting the stealing of livestock by any person from one country or community to another, where the theft is accompanied by dangerous weapons and violence”, in parts of the country among them Pokot, Baringo, Kuria, Kilgoris, Samburu, Isiolo, Wajir, Marsabit, Turkana and Marakwet.  The commission recognizes the fact that poverty is a major causal factor to the perennial conflict in the region. This together with systematic marginalisation suffered by these communities, (especially those living in the ASALs) since the era of colonial government and by succeeding governments, has increased the levels of poverty in these regions.

2.      RATIONALE FOR THE RESEARCH

The livestock sector employs 90% of the rural population especially in the Arid and Semi-Arid lands (ASALs) of Kenya where about 60% of the livestock is concentrat­ed. It contributes to about 42% of the agricultural Gross Domestic product (GDP) and about 10% directly to the overall GDP (GoK, 2008). The sector also accounts for about 30% of the total agricultural products earnings for the country’s for­eign exchange through the export of live ani­mals, dairy products, hides and skins.

Evidently therefore, livestock farming is an important economic and socio-cultural mainstay among many Kenyan communities and particularly the pastoralist community. However, the poverty-reducing potential of the livestock sector remains largely unexploited. This is linked, to some extent, to varying challenges that confront this sector including; insecurity manifested as cattle-rustling which denies the livestock owners the right to property and a livelihood; fluctuations in weather; insufficient budgetary allocation which hampers human resources and service delivery by government institutions to this sector; livestock diseases and pests, which  affect animal production and marketing over and above posing a threat to human health; outdated and fragmented legal, institutional and regulatory frameworks;  inadequate disaster preparedness and response with very weak early warning systems,  poor rural roads and other key physical infrastructure, leading to high transportation costs of produce to the already inefficient local markets and unfavourable international trade environment (stringent requirement) and trade barriers which prevent farmers from selling their produce abroad.

The main objective of this research is to develop a position which will inform the development of a people-driven and human rights-centred policy in probing the legal and institutional frameworks with the ultimate goal of strengthening the livestock industry among the members of the pastoralist community. 

The study will seek to find out whether improving the livestock benefit chain can subsequently result in job creation, especially for the youth in the identified areas of study. 

It is hoped that with a decent and secure livelihood from livestock farming, the youth who are oftentimes susceptible to manipulation by the political elites and other influential persons to engage in acts of criminal nature such as clan conflicts and cattle-rustling, will be persuaded to devote their time to gainful employment as opposed to being used as pawns by the powerful in inter-ethnic conflicts.

TERMS OF REFERENCE

The KHRC intends to award a one (1) month’s consultancy to a highly competent consultant or consultancy firm with the requisite qualifications and relevant technical background to conduct a Research on Livelihoods in the Livestock sector focusing on Wajir and Migori (Kuria district) Counties.

 Objectives of the research 

  1. Identify and map out the existing national mechanisms at the legal, policy and institutional instruments levels that regulate livestock farming in Kenya.
  2. Examine the gaps in the institutional, policy and legislations related to livestock farming in Kenya that make them inefficient and make develop specific policy and legislative recommendations for remedial measures.
  3. Interrogate the level of community participation with a particular focus on communities living in the ASAL areas in the development of governance plans and frameworks in the livestock sector.
  4. To analyze how livestock benefits are shared along the production chain among key players and make recommendations to foster equitable access and control of the same;
  5. Examine the role of the livestock sector both as a causal factor of and a remedy to perennial conflict in the cattle rustling prone areas, especially by focusing on the potential for gainful employment within the sector.
 Desired outputs
  1. A comprehensive research report on the current livestock farming in Kenya, problems plaguing the sector and potential solutions involving all stakeholders in the value chain
  2. A policy brief with recommendations suggesting long-term solutions that are people driven and human rights centered and that can be implemented replicated at the county and national levels.
 Scope of the Research

The research will involve discussions with the affected communities in Wajir and Kuria locations and relevant local and national state and non-state actors. 

Specifically the project will involve:
  1. Conducting relevant desktop literature review related to livestock sector and conflict.
  2. An in-depth critique of the existing national legal and institutional frameworks that govern the livestock sector in Kenya and make specific policy and legal recommendations.
  3. Conduct requisite interviews with relevant state and non-state stakeholders, and particularly with the target communities on the related topic, on how the livestock benefit chain can be improved for their benefit.
  4.  Present the report and recommendation in the feedback and validation forums with KHRC and other relevant stakeholders for review and input.
  5. Incorporate feedback from (4) above and submit the final audit report to KHRC.
 Academic and professional requirements
  1. A university degree holder in social sciences or any other relevant qualification in social sciences. An advanced degree in the aforementioned areas of study will be an added advantage. 
  2. Sound and demonstrable knowledge on issues affecting the pastoralists and the livestock sector programming. Knowledge on human rights based programming will be an added advantage.
  3.  Familiarity and prior engagement with security sector reforms with a special focus on the issue of livestock sector programming in Kenya and regionally.
  4. Ability to work with minimum supervision and the capacity to deliver within the set project deadlines.
Deliverables
  1. An inception report outlining the methodology and literature review
  2. Study Design, methodology and data collection tools (including questionnaires for different target groups)
  3. Desk review of related documents available at national and district/county offices before data collections.
  4.  Data collection and analysis/raw materials
  5. Final research report
  6. A human rights based framework on improving the livestock sector aimed at conflict reduction in cattle theft prone areas in Kenya 
 Preliminary Timeframe:

Week 1
Week 2
Week 3
Week 4
Meeting with Project Coordinator to discuss proposal and data collection tools




Data collection




Report writing




Submission of draft Baseline study report




Validation forum




Submission of final report and guidelines





The following documents must be submitted for this bid:
  1. An inception report that contains Background, Proposed Approach, Expected Duration of Assignment and statement of experience.
  2. A detailed CV indicating the requisite academic and professional background and experience.
  3. Copies of at least two (2) completed similar assignments and contacts of the clients.
  4. Quotation of the expected consultancy fee per day.
Expression of Interest deadline:

The deadline for submission of the expressions of interest (EOI) is 14th February, 2014. The bids with the reference “Consultancy for Livestock Research”should be sent via email to Lillian Kantai onlkantai@khrc.or.ke and copied to admin@khrc.or.ke
 
Timelines: The 28 days (4 weeks) contract will commence on 24th February, 2014.

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