Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor

The United States Embassy – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Kenya has a vacancy in Kisumu for the position of Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor.

The Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Advisor serves as the HIV/AIDS Subject Matter Expert (SME) for monitoring and evaluation of HIV/AIDS programming, which requires the incumbent to have outstanding technical skills in M&E of HIV/AIDS programs, Government of Kenya’s (GOK) national M&E framework and its priorities, as well as situational assessment and interpretation skills, timely decision making ability, judgment in planning and carrying out tasks, and strong interpersonal and teambuilding skills. 

The incumbent is expected to possess good understanding of the US President’s
Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and requirements regarding all aspects of planning, monitoring and evaluation.

The Monitoring & Evaluation Advisor will function as part of the USG Country Strategic Information (SI) team and will oversee selected CDC implementing partners’ annual planning, target setting, collection and collation of high quality data as well as reporting. 

S/he will work towards translating M&E and other strategic information into improved PEPFAR programming and delivery of services, contribute to a single national M&E system in Kenya, and strengthen systems and capacity among CDC partners receiving PEPFAR funding to collect, manage, and use quality M&E data to inform program and policy in the national response to HIV and AIDS. 

S/he will work closely with GOK counterparts to develop new M&E tools and review existing ones.

Requirements: 
  • A Master’s degree in public health, epidemiology, surveillance, monitoring and evaluation or a numerate subject is required. 
  • Minimum 3 years of experience working as an M&E officer in a health/medical research organization, university or public health program implementing agency, preferably in developing countries is required. 
  • Must have experience with HIV/AIDS programs or related health service programs. 
  • Must have experience in working with one or more international agency systems, preferably USG or UN agencies. 
  • Level IV (fluent) English ability and Level III Kiswahili is required. Must have strong quantitative and analytical skills, verbal skills and ability to communicate technical information clearly and effectively to both technical and non-technical colleagues. 
  • Proficiency in MS-Office applications is required.
Those fulfilling the requirements of the position should submit on line application to the following link:http://americanembassy.myjobsinkenya.com before April 10, 2014.
My client in the construction business is looking to hire experienced Crane Operators.

If you have more than 3 years experience email your CV to rionakentrain@gmail.com, by the 16th of April.

Interview will be practical.

Salary: Negotiable

Position: Full Time Job.



Public Health Specialist

The United States Embassy – Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Kenya has 2 vacancies for Public Health Specialist (HIV/AIDS Treatment and Prevention) positions, one based in Nairobi and one based in Kisumu.

The Technical Advisor (TA) in Nairobi oversees HIV/AIDS treatment and care for the Division of Global HIV/AIDS (DGHA)-Kenya and its Implementing Partners at selected service delivery and study sites throughout Kenya. 

The Technical Advisor (TA) in Kisumu oversees HIV/AIDS treatment and care for the Division of Global HIV/AIDS (DGHA)-Kenya and its Implementing Partners at selected service delivery and study sites in Western Kenya.

The TA will contribute to local, provincial and national levels regarding adult and pediatric care and treatment activities, curriculum development and trainings.
Responsibilities are in two broad areas: Implementing/supporting treatment and care activities; and working with Implementing Partners throughout Kenya.

Technical duties include leading efforts to ensure that treatment and care activities are based on the most recent relevant and science-based data, and that scientific knowledge is translated into program guidelines and practices for both opportunistic infection (OI) prophylaxis and ARV use. 

General responsibilities of the position are to ensure that all activities contribute to the achievement of CDC and DGHA-Kenya goals.

Requirements:  

Medical qualification (United States MD or equivalent) and a Master’s degree in internal medicine (Mmed) Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology or a Master’s degree in Public Health is required. 

Experience: 

Medical and Public Health:- 

At least 3 years of specialist experience in the clinical management of HIV/AIDS is required, which must include experience with the use of Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy (HAART) and OI prophylaxis.

International Experience: 
  • At least 3 years of medical and public health experience in developing countries is required, with an emphasis on HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted infections, or reproductive health. Level IV (fluent) English ability and Level III Kiswahili are required. 
  • Must have technical knowledge of clinical medicine, epidemiology, and public health relevant to the African setting. 
  • Must be able to process written reports and must have strong computer skills in spreadsheets and database software packages.
Those fulfilling the requirements of the position should submit on line application to the following link:http://americanembassy.myjobsinkenya.com before April 10, 2014.
Position / Title: Area Sales Manager

Reports to:
 Area Manager or Sales Manager

Purpose of Job: To develop effective sales Force, achieve sales targets at account levels and take overall responsibility of Sales, Sales Force and Leadership Development

Responsibilities

  • Achieve monthly/yearly Recruitment targets assigned to him/her
  • Develop new leaders and pursue that each leader assigned to his/her account is developed through the path to success and the Success Plan Career Ladder.
  • Act as an expert advisor/partner in the Oriflame Business who can guide, establish and evaluate the leaders associated with his/her branches.
  • Provide Ideas to directors/ leaders to develop their business further, by sharing best practices, which could Improve Sales, recruitment and productivity of the file count
  • Be an expert in all modules of the Oriflame Academy and be able to train their leaders and networks in how to perform these trainings!
  • Required to be on the field as and when required to conduct meetings along with their Key Accounts.
  • Actively uphold the code of ethics as laid down in the Policy manual.
  • Organize, Promote and Support all Oriflame activities and events such as new product launches, seminars, conferences, prospecting activities, incentive trips, training, etc. that communicate with and motivate the sales force.
  • In consultation with his/her accounts establish, control and evaluate periodic targets related to:
  1. Sales and recruitment for each director/leader and his/her Personal Group  through SARPIO.
  2. Performance of each director/leader in relation to the Success Plan (new titles, bonuses, incentive trips, etc.) and growth of new leaders below them.
  3. Participation and contribution of each director/leader in activities such as catalogue launches and training with a focus on new Consultants.
  • To execute the above tasks the ASM will have to formalise the following agenda:
  1. Personal meetings (one-to-one-meetings) with each account, minimum once a month.
  2. Establish permanent phone and/or mail contact with each director in his/her account.
  3. Work extensively in the field to communicate, train, inspire and motivate the accounts to achieve mutually agreed upon targets
  4. Seek out and improve their own skill in all aspects of training, motivating and planning!
E-mail your CV to riona@kentrain.co.ke by 11th of April 2014.
We are looking for a very strong versatile purchasing manager or supply chain manager.

Position: Supply Chain Manager

Responsible for:

Determining demand of items to be procured

Organizing and facilitating the tendering process

Negotiating in the interest of the company
Identify cost reduction, substitution in an effort to reduce and managing of cash flows

Instituting proper policy and procedure

Direct Reports: Two buyers

Skills Required

  • Vast experience with ERP (Preferably Syspro)
  • Strong experience in MRP (Material resource planning).
  • Strong background in overseas sourcing
  • Strong in import and export processing
  • Works well under pressure
Education:
  • Bachelors degree
  • Master degree or 10 year experience
  • Certificates in Procurement
Industry: Manufacturing (Printing)

Salary: Negotiable
 
EMAIL CV to MRiona165@gmail.com by 4th of April 2014



Company Name: Pataworks Ltd

Position: Personal Financial Advisors

Category:
 Sales & Marketing

Location: Nairobi, Mombasa, Voi, Malindi

Employment Type: Full-Time

Qualification
  • Academic: An appropriate qualification/training in sales and marketing
  • Experience: Proven experience and success in selling financial services products: experience of selling unit trust investment or insurance products would also be an added advantage
  • Other: A high sales drive and a strong will to succeed
  • Aged 25 years and above
  • Mature, confident, articulate and with strong communication skills
  • Results oriented with ability to work under strict deadlines and meet sales targets
  • COP in insurance or its equivalent professional certification, added advantage
  • Well groomed, presentable and strong interpersonal skills
Duties and responsibilities

Reporting to the Ass. Sales Manager /Sales Manager and operating in a highly competitive and dynamic environment, this challenging position requires the candidates to perform the following functions:

The main role of the position of a Personal Financial Advisor is to sell products and investment solutions to prospective and existing clients

Account management for existing clients
 
Meet and exceed challenging but achievable sales targets
 
Work in a high-pressure environment that offers minimum supervision

Application

If interested kindly apply to jobs@pataworks.com by or before 28th March 2014.
 
Other details

Remuneration is an attractive and highly rewarding Commission based structure, with good financial assistance benefits for productive sales people.



Job Title: Marketing & Poultry Specialist

Location: 
Lokichar, Turkana
   
Job Family: Project Management & Administration
 
Salary: 35K

Contract: Fixed Term - 9 months
 
Organization: Alemun Pastoralists Empowerment Initiative (APEI)

Job Purpose:  To work with a Women Group (and a focal group of Alemun Pastoralists Empowerment Initiative, APEI) team to successfully implement a Poultry Enterprise Expansion and business support component in order to establish and support  a viable and sustainable group businesses managed by a Self Help Women Group. 

Then ultimately, the Women group are expected to create wealth opportunities to increase household food and income security.

She/he has to perform technical grading/inspections on poultry/poultry products to determine appropriate KBS grades and quality. 

Duties include monitoring commercial and government specifications to ensure farm compliance with formulation and processing standards as specified by various processing contracts; ensuring maintenance of sanitation standards; trains and monitors the work of authorized farm workers; and signing off on all documentation that pertains to grading and inspection functions.  

Dimensions:
  • Set up effective Marketing strategies for Poultry Enterprise venture. 
  • He/she will be expected to produce well organized, reports and/or records with accurate information, put together independently with only general guidance.
  • Monitoring, evaluation and give appropriate advisory on Enterprise daily routine activities. 
Major Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Identify and strategize the markets for enterprise products.
  • Supervise the daily routine management of Farm routine activities e.g feeding, vaccination, eggs collection etc.
  • Advice on procurement of farm inputs e.g. Chicks, Feeds, equipment etc.
  • Supervise the poultry attendants.
  • Compiling farm daily reports and submits to the Business Manager.
  • Provide the technical assistance to farm workers/management on poultry activities carried out on the farm.
  • Ensures proper sanitation is maintained in the farm.
  • Training the beneficiaries on poultry management skills.
Skills and Competence:
  • At least a Diploma in Animal Production from Kenya AHITI or University.
  • Working knowledge of the poultry industry, poultry processing techniques, marketing strategies, grading standards.
  • Effective customer service, oral and written communication, organizational, and computer skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with farm management and agency supervisory personnel; to work with limited supervision; and to train and monitor farm personnel.
  • Demonstrated ability to interpret and apply regulations. Prior work experience or background in poultry production, processing, or grading and in working with limited supervision.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Coursework in poultry science or related field; knowledge of Kenya Poultry Grading Standards and Regulations; and work experience directly related to the Poultry management.
  • An equivalent combination of training and experience indicating possession of the preceding knowledge and abilities may substitute for this education and experience.  
Date of issue: 28th March, 2014

Deadline: 21th April, 2014
 
Send your applications,CVs & testimonials to address:

Human Resource  & Recruitment Panel
APEI – Kalapata building.
P.O.Box 540-3500.
Lodwar, Kenya

Email: apeicbn@yahoo.com



Vacancy: Project Manager
 
Background:
 At Millward Brown, we’re passionate about helping clients grow great brands. We’re experts in advertising, marketing communications, media, digital and brand equity research, and we work with 90% of the world’s leading brands. 

Our team includes some of the most talented market researchers, consultants, storytellers and neuroscience experts in the industry. 

With offices in 56 countries, we understand the importance of both a global and local focus – and we understand consumers.
 
Today, many brands are a company's most valuable asset. We help our clients manage their brands to drive financial growth and wealth creation for your organization.
 

Job Purpose: Located in our Kenya office, and reporting to the Head of Project Management, the Project Manager takes overall responsibility for the efficient delivery of each stage of a research project within Millward Brown East Africa. 

He/She is responsible for communication with Client Service and Operations (Field, Data Processing, Field suppliers). 

The role involves ownership of project budgets and schedules and ensuring timely delivery to Client Service according to the agreed project specification.

He/She will actively seek and communicate ways to improve project performance at all times. When problems occur the Project Manager should consider and recommend solutions when communicating with Client Service and other departments.

Key Responsibilities
  • Advising and liaising on all project costing;
  • Assist with and coordinate sample design of projects;
  • Job specification checking;
  • Advising on practicality of study in Field – PAPI Vs CAPI;
  • Advising, organising and checking of all materials to be used in Field prior to printing (design, layout etc…);
  • Job commissioning to Field suppliers;
  • Prepare briefing instructions for all projects;
  • Collate and advise on project progress in Field;
  • Project planning - setting up and overseeing project schedule from commissioning to data delivery;
  • Arrange pilots if need be and provide Client Service with feedback
  • Manage all project coordination on pre field aspects with Client Service, including daily interaction and communication functions;
  • Liaison with Stakeholders throughout project – Field, Data Processing and Client Service;
  • Liaison with external suppliers;
  • Specification management & re-budgeting where appropriate;
  • Financial management of project;
  • Formal performance and financial review of each completed project;
  • Manage large & more complicated projects;
  • Co-ordinate wider teams when managing very large projects;
  • Line management responsibilities.
Detail of Project Management Tasks
 
Estimation
  • Receive brief from Client Service, confirm receipt and agree delivery timings;
  • Review brief from Client Service, clarifying and suggesting improvements to design where appropriate;
  • Co-ordinate estimation across Operations departments and suppliers - Field & Data Processing;
  • Source quotes from external suppliers where appropriate;
  • Review final consolidated teams’ Operations cost;
  • Communicate estimates to Client Service , including advice on timings and capacity.
Job set up (Specification checking, Job commissioning, Project planning, Job
scheduling)
  • Review project costing with estimator;
  • Red flag project where appropriate;
  • Re-negotiate with researcher/suppliers if booking differs from estimate
  • Commission project with MBEA Finance;
  • Book internal fieldwork;
  • Commission with external suppliers
  • Organise and chair Project Planning Meeting, confirm project team;
  • Frequency & format of updates to be agreed at project planning meeting;
  • Confirm final project timeline;
  • Review questionnaire before going to field;
  • Review script before field work;
  • Organise & check translations;
  • Prepare field documents as appropriate;
  • Source product / prompt materials where appropriate;
  • Arrange for sample delivery / purchase;
  • Ensure adherence of local quality standards where appropriate.
Fieldwork management & job monitoring
  • On-going monitoring of fieldwork progress;
  • Liaison with internal / external fieldwork suppliers
  • Progress reporting to Client Service as agreed at project planning meeting;
  • Taking corrective action & troubleshooting where appropriate;
  • Assessing financial position and communicating to Client Service;
  • Rescheduling and communicating to Client Service where appropriate;
  • Re-budgeting where appropriate and communicating with Client Service;
  • Regular re-forecasting of job costs to Finance and Client Service.
Analysis
  • Monitor progress though Data Processing – keep Client Service informed of any changes to schedule.
Performance review
  • Review project & document;
  • Review actual costs vs. budget, document & explain variances;
  • Identify opportunities for improvement.
Management responsibilities
  • Train & support junior team members;
  • Accompany junior team members to meetings;
  • Review and authorise junior team members’ work;
  • Help manage workloads of direct reports and assist team leader in resource management;
  • Conduct formal performance reviews;
  • Set, track and manage objectives for direct reports;
  • Deputise for team leaders in their absence.
Key performance measures
  • Knowledge of research methodologies and sampling;
  • Customer Focus – Internal and External;
  • Accurate set up of projects;
  • Finance Management – costings;
  • Geographic Allocation.
Key dimensions of the job
  • Ultimately responsible for the smooth costing and implementation of projects under your control;
  • To build and sustain key operational processes and systems to ensure the smooth running of activities;
  • Ensure compliance in relation to MSRA code of conduct;
  • Build relationships with field force, operations, despatch and suppliers;
  • Report submitted accurately and timeously;
  • Queries actioned within 24 hours;
  • Internal controls implemented and maintained;
  • Analytical skills;
  • To work in partnership with Field, Data Processing/Client services to ensure necessary business requirements are being met;
  • MB expects all employees to adhere to the requirements of our quality management system which is certified to ISO20252.
Minimum Qualifications/Work Experience
  • Previous experience of:
  1. Project costing / timings / questionnaire design and sampling
  2. Exposure to fieldwork systems
  • Knowledge of the MSRA code of conduct;
  • Minimum 5 years experience working in a Project Management role or Field department;
  • Hands on knowledge of managing multiple projects across Africa;
  • Excellent Numeric skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills;
  • Above average communication skills both verbal and written;
  • Post college qualification would be advantageous;
  • Project coordination and management skills would be advantageous;
  • Experience working with CAPI/CATI/PDA would be advantageous;
  • Valid travel identification documents/passport.
Personal/Behavioural Competencies
  • Excellent interpersonal skills;
  • Confident in giving instructions/advising others;
  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy in working (proof reading and numbers);
  • Highly organised;
  • Management of own self development;
  • Highly motivated;
  • Able to consult and share with others;
  • Ability to work independently and within a team;
  • View difficulties as challenges, retain optimism despite setbacks;
  • Take ownership of problems and actions;
  • Receptive to new ideas and ways of doing things;
  • Common sense;
  • Integrity and high ethical standards;
  • Able to drive change through the business.
Next Steps
 
If you meet the criteria for this position, please send your application to Clare.Mulama@Millwardbrown.com



USADF in Partnership with CEZAM
 
Turkana Food Security Program

Expression of Interest (EOI)

Training on Monitoring & Evaluation Consultancy
 
Terms of Reference for a training on Monitoring & Evaluation
 
Assignment: Training staff and establishing a Monitoring and Evaluation framework
 
Closing date: April 4, 2014
 
Duration: 12 days
 
Location: Lodwar, Turkana County
 
Background information

Unites States African Development Foundation (USADF) provides grants to African organizations and enterprises that increase economic opportunities among the underserved communities in Africa. USADF launched the Turkana Food Security Program in March 2011 and has since funded twenty-four organizations involved in agriculture, fishing, livestock and micro-credit. 

The grants provide people with the opportunity to engage in the development process and gain food security, economic, and social benefits. 

USADF grants respond to applicants’ requests by actively engaging the local community group or enterprise in the design and implementation of the grant activities. 

This ensures that outcomes will best address the real community needs. USADF measures grant success in terms of jobs, increased production and income levels and improved social conditions.

CEZAM and Associates Ltd., an accounting and business development consultancy firm, is the local partner for USADF in Kenya, responsible with providing direct technical assistance and support to grassroots groups who are recipients of USADF grants. 

The partnership ensures that grantees have access to the support services they need to successfully plan and implement their development activities at the grassroots level.

Outcome of the assignment
 
The end result of the training, CEZAM staff should be able to guide and facilitate ADF grantees in developing their own monitoring and evaluation systems that enables grantees to gather data, assemble it and evaluate it by making comparison to their baseline and performance targets. 

To achieve this CEZAM staff will require to be trained on how to:
 
Guide grantees to develop data collection tools to collect information on predetermined performance indicators {Before an ADF grant is signed, ADF, CEZAM, and grantees develop performance indicators, based on grantees’ reporting of baseline data, to the extent it exists. 

Performance indicators become legally binding, through the signing of a document known as the Appendix A. 

The Appendix A indicators are the core of what the grant is trying to accomplish. 

They are not simple projections but indicators that must be met in order for the grantee to receive continued funding from the donor, ADF. 

They serve as the indicators that determine during the grant life and at its completion whether the grant is successful or not.}.

Develop a schedule for data collection activities
  • Select and train a grantee committee to be responsible for data collection
  • Train grantees’ management to interpret the data collected and use it as a guide in making management decisions important in managing the grantee’s business
Specific Tasks
 
Role and responsibility of the consultant are outlined below:

Task #1: Desk review & Key Informant Interview on M&E
  • Complete brief desk review of existing M&E and data collection tools and systems in place.
  • Hold meetings with relevant USADF/CEZAM staff and some grantees involved in M&E to better understand their existing M&E systems and tools that will be used and/or adapted for data collection, reporting and evaluation. 
  • CEZAM will provide samples of the current systems in place for the consultants’ review.
Task #2: Training
  • Train CEZAM staff to understand appropriate M&E mechanisms and tools, based on the projects’ pre-determined performance indicators and work plans.
  • Train CEZAM on how to work with grantees to select and develop each grantee’s M&E committees, procedures, data collection tools, and processes for evaluation.
Task #3: Reporting
 
Within 1 week,
 
a) provide a training report that outlines and documents all the activities involved in conducting the M&E training of CEZAM staff and recommend any next steps.

b) develop a “How to” guide i.e. Step by Step Guide to Develop M&E Systems for ADF Grantees that should not be more than 5 pages with a target audience of CEZAM, current or future staff.

Deliverables and Schedule 

During the assignment, the consultant will deliver on the outputs described in the table above. 

Apart from the training report that should be submitted in English in electronic format/MS Word, other documents will be shared in English in electronic format/PDF. 

The suggested days for desk review and meetings with grantees (2 days) training (3 days) and drafting and submission of training report and “How to” guide (7 days) takes a total of 12 days. 

USADF/CEZAM is working on a very short timeline with all deliverables due in April. 

A specific timeline should be submitted by the consultant in the EOI.

Consultant 

The consultant should be a specialist in monitoring and evaluation, especially in the business and/or micro-finance enterprise sector with the following qualifications:  

Degree in social sciences, development/business studies; 

Experience in leading or participating in M&E of donor-funded projects, preferably of enterprise interventions in the food security sector;  

Experience in participatory and gender-sensitive M&E methods;  

Excellent teaching and coaching skills, experience in knowledge management, monitoring, and learning in business/non-governmental organizations or similar;  

Excellent analytical and writing skills;  

Good understanding of the socio-cultural and security context in Turkana;  

Fluency in English and ability to travel to Lodwar, Turkana County.
 
Submitting expression of interest 

USADF/CEZAM invites bids from individual consultants or firms with the experience and skills described above. 

Bids should include:  
  • A technical offer that includes the basic methodology which will be used and related areas of focus (or topics) in the training as well as the proposed timeframe/time table;  
  • A financial offer that covers all consultancy related costs (excluding training logistic costs that will be covered by USADF/CEZAM) in PDF format;  
  • A CV detailing relevant skills and experience of no more than 3 pages, including contactable referees; and 
  • One sample of a relevant M&E report. 
Bids should be sent by email to: z.muchunguzi@cezam-usadf.org with copy to j.emathe@cezam-usadf.org no later than April 2, 2014. 

Please address questions about this assignment to z.muchunguzi@cezam-usadf.org.
USADF in Partnership with CEZAM
 
Turkana Food Security Program

Expression of Interest (EOI)

Training on Monitoring & Evaluation Consultancy
 
Terms of Reference for a training on Monitoring & Evaluation
 
Assignment: Training staff and establishing a Monitoring and Evaluation framework
 
Closing date: April 4, 2014
 
Duration: 12 days
 
Location: Lodwar, Turkana County
 
Background information

Unites States African Development Foundation (USADF) provides grants to African organizations and enterprises that increase economic opportunities among the underserved communities in Africa. USADF launched the Turkana Food Security Program in March 2011 and has since funded twenty-four organizations involved in agriculture, fishing, livestock and micro-credit. 

The grants provide people with the opportunity to engage in the development process and gain food security, economic, and social benefits. 

USADF grants respond to applicants’ requests by actively engaging the local community group or enterprise in the design and implementation of the grant activities. 

This ensures that outcomes will best address the real community needs. USADF measures grant success in terms of jobs, increased production and income levels and improved social conditions.

CEZAM and Associates Ltd., an accounting and business development consultancy firm, is the local partner for USADF in Kenya, responsible with providing direct technical assistance and support to grassroots groups who are recipients of USADF grants. 

The partnership ensures that grantees have access to the support services they need to successfully plan and implement their development activities at the grassroots level.

Outcome of the assignment
 
The end result of the training, CEZAM staff should be able to guide and facilitate ADF grantees in developing their own monitoring and evaluation systems that enables grantees to gather data, assemble it and evaluate it by making comparison to their baseline and performance targets. 

To achieve this CEZAM staff will require to be trained on how to:
 
Guide grantees to develop data collection tools to collect information on predetermined performance indicators {Before an ADF grant is signed, ADF, CEZAM, and grantees develop performance indicators, based on grantees’ reporting of baseline data, to the extent it exists. 

Performance indicators become legally binding, through the signing of a document known as the Appendix A. 

The Appendix A indicators are the core of what the grant is trying to accomplish. 

They are not simple projections but indicators that must be met in order for the grantee to receive continued funding from the donor, ADF. 

They serve as the indicators that determine during the grant life and at its completion whether the grant is successful or not.}.

Develop a schedule for data collection activities
  • Select and train a grantee committee to be responsible for data collection
  • Train grantees’ management to interpret the data collected and use it as a guide in making management decisions important in managing the grantee’s business
Specific Tasks
 
Role and responsibility of the consultant are outlined below:

Task #1: Desk review & Key Informant Interview on M&E
  • Complete brief desk review of existing M&E and data collection tools and systems in place.
  • Hold meetings with relevant USADF/CEZAM staff and some grantees involved in M&E to better understand their existing M&E systems and tools that will be used and/or adapted for data collection, reporting and evaluation. 
  • CEZAM will provide samples of the current systems in place for the consultants’ review.
Task #2: Training
  • Train CEZAM staff to understand appropriate M&E mechanisms and tools, based on the projects’ pre-determined performance indicators and work plans.
  • Train CEZAM on how to work with grantees to select and develop each grantee’s M&E committees, procedures, data collection tools, and processes for evaluation.
Task #3: Reporting
 
Within 1 week,
 
a) provide a training report that outlines and documents all the activities involved in conducting the M&E training of CEZAM staff and recommend any next steps.

b) develop a “How to” guide i.e. Step by Step Guide to Develop M&E Systems for ADF Grantees that should not be more than 5 pages with a target audience of CEZAM, current or future staff.

Deliverables and Schedule 

During the assignment, the consultant will deliver on the outputs described in the table above. 

Apart from the training report that should be submitted in English in electronic format/MS Word, other documents will be shared in English in electronic format/PDF. 

The suggested days for desk review and meetings with grantees (2 days) training (3 days) and drafting and submission of training report and “How to” guide (7 days) takes a total of 12 days. 

USADF/CEZAM is working on a very short timeline with all deliverables due in April. 

A specific timeline should be submitted by the consultant in the EOI.

Consultant 

The consultant should be a specialist in monitoring and evaluation, especially in the business and/or micro-finance enterprise sector with the following qualifications:  

Degree in social sciences, development/business studies; 

Experience in leading or participating in M&E of donor-funded projects, preferably of enterprise interventions in the food security sector;  

Experience in participatory and gender-sensitive M&E methods;  

Excellent teaching and coaching skills, experience in knowledge management, monitoring, and learning in business/non-governmental organizations or similar;  

Excellent analytical and writing skills;  

Good understanding of the socio-cultural and security context in Turkana;  

Fluency in English and ability to travel to Lodwar, Turkana County.
 
Submitting expression of interest 

USADF/CEZAM invites bids from individual consultants or firms with the experience and skills described above. 

Bids should include:  
  • A technical offer that includes the basic methodology which will be used and related areas of focus (or topics) in the training as well as the proposed timeframe/time table;  
  • A financial offer that covers all consultancy related costs (excluding training logistic costs that will be covered by USADF/CEZAM) in PDF format;  
  • A CV detailing relevant skills and experience of no more than 3 pages, including contactable referees; and 
  • One sample of a relevant M&E report. 
Bids should be sent by email to: z.muchunguzi@cezam-usadf.org with copy to j.emathe@cezam-usadf.org no later than April 2, 2014. 

Please address questions about this assignment to z.muchunguzi@cezam-usadf.org.
Job Title: Network Engineer Uganda
 
Business Unit: Simbanet Uganda Limited


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  • Provide excellent customer service to clients and train staff in best practices for customer service 
  • Provide network and host based security, incident response, firewall and VPN management and administration
  • Implement the necessary controls and procedures to protect information systems assets from intentional or inadvertent modification, disclosure, or destruction. 
  • Assist in the development of guidelines and procedures for administration and security best practices. 
  • Provide network documentation. 
  • Perform regular security monitoring to identify any possible intrusions. 
  • Monitor network usage, anticipate problems and suggest solution 
  • Work closely with colleagues to meet team goals and improve processes and practices. 
  • Remain current on emerging technologies via professional groups, trade magazines, internal and external training, independent research and study, and other avenues available. 
  • Rapidly respond to emergency situations, including direct response as well as coordination of other IT/Network staff, both during and outside of normal business hours. 
  • He will be responsible in leading the technical team on day to day routine, e.g. design, network growth strategy, , budgeting and implementation of efficient systems, customer technical support, architect for customer solutions and sales team liaison for RFQs, Bidding and ensuring customer SLA levels are met and exceeded
  • Ensure that technical team performs within set technical guidelines by providing or co-authoring standard operating procedures. 
  • Responsible for Internal SLA to departments/ group companies and External SLA to customers/partners. 
  • Play a key role in product development from R&D to building it and presenting to Sales for marketing &sales
  • Timely weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual report 
  • Other duties as assigned 
Education, Skills and Experience Required for the position
  • To qualify you must have a minimum of 8 years technical and management experience at executive – level (experience on GPON, SDH, VSAT & Wimax will be an added advantages).
  • CCNP, JNCIA, JNCIE / CCIE written or practical preferred
  • The ideal candidate must have strong leadership skills and excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Degree in Information Technology/Comp Science / MBA preferred.
  • Experience advising and communicating with non-technical staff and guiding technical decisions
  • 5+ years of expertise in implementing, administering, and troubleshooting network infrastructure devices, including: firewalls, routers, switches, wireless access points and controllers, and monitoring applications
  • Knowledgeable in application transport and network infrastructure protocols (SSL/TLS, DNS, DHCP, WINS, NTP, FTP, HTTP, SMTP, CIFS, LDAP, and Microsoft AD), and possess an understanding of how to support these applications / protocols when accessed through VPN and firewall appliances.
  • Experience deploying an enterprise campus Wi-Fi network
  • Understanding and implementation of network traffic analysis, remote access methods and systems, stateful inspection firewalls, encryption, authentication and authorization technology.
  • Hands on technical experience working with VPN technologies (IPSEC, SSL VPN, WebVPN, AnyConnect, DMVPN, etc.)
  • Configuring network services using open source technologies on Linux servers
  • Willingness to engage in mentoring more junior staff members and interns
  • Experience in a fast paced support environment in a campus networks as a member of a 24x7x365 network and/or security operations team.
  • Expert level skills with Windows and Mac Operating Systems.
  • VMware Enterprise administration experience
  • Ability to quickly learn new or unfamiliar technologies and products, independently using documentation and online resources
  • Strong combination of strategic planning, communication, interpersonal, management, and leadership skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully manage a team
Qualified and interested candidates send their application and CV to recruitment@simbanet.co.ke, subject heading NETWORK ENGINEER- UGANDA not later 4th April 2014.

SimbaNET COM Kenya is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will offer competitive compensation to the right candidate. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted



Terms of Reference for a Short Term Consultant to Mainstream Gender, Youth, Marginalized Communities and People Living With Disabilities in the Center for Parliamentary Studies and Training –CPST Manuals for National and County Assemblies.
 
1.0 Background
 
The general elections held on 4 March 2013 heralded a change in the governance structures of Kenya premised upon the foundations of the Constitution that was promulgated in 2010. 

The Constitution established a two-level governance structure, comprising a national government and 47 County governments. This system of government, commonly referred to as devolution, aims to improve public service reach and government responsiveness to the needs of all citizens. It also seeks to make access to, and use of public resources more equitable, efficient and transparent.

The new model intends to bring both decision making and financial resources closer to the people and enhance the space for citizen’s involvement in local governance and development. 

It recognizes the importance of gender equality as a key principle in achieving sustainable development. It shall be noted that the transfer of power to local institutions will result in the handling of key functions such as management of financial resources, local elections, tax management and administration. 

Since this is a new dispensation in Kenya, a key need is to support the smooth roll out of this system and assist county governments to perform their functions better and in particular, to deliver gender responsive public services. 

Overall, this model is expected to reduce the potential for social conflict around the quest for equitable distribution of resources and sharing of power, narrow the existing gender inequalities and is likely to lead to inclusive and sustainable development.
 
Significant progress has been registered since the promulgation of the Constitution. The March 2013 elections ushered in new institutions and a new crop of leaders. At the national level, the Constitution has created a two-chamber Parliament; the National Assembly and the Senate. 

Article 27 and 177 of the Constitution; include representatives of women, youth and persons with disabilities. At the county assemblies’ level, Members of County Assemblies, Speakers and Deputies Speakers were elected.

UN Women has in the last few years supported women’s leadership in line with UN Women’s strategic priorities. 

The devolved governance provides an opportunity for UN Women and strategic partners to scale up its work and broaden activities to support the development and enhancement of women’s political leadership.
 
Strategies aimed at ensuring the smooth evolution of the devolution model need to be thoroughly conceptualized so that its overall objective for poverty reduction, sustainable development, health, disaster prevention and management, social integration and overcoming social exclusion and discrimination are fulfilled as per the constitution goals.

1.1 Partnership with Centre for Parliamentary Studies and Training- CPST.
 
The Centre for Parliamentary Studies and Training is the government arm mandated to train the members of national and county assemblies on their role and mandate. 

UN Women partnered with CPST to mainstream gender, youth and marginalized groups in all the 18 courses and made the curriculum specific to the county needs. 

The framework for the development of the set of training curriculum was based on six thematic areas namely.
 
1. The Constitution, Parliament and Systems of Governance - for providing knowledge and information on the basis of people’s representation, the structure of parliament, devolution and bicameralism.
 
2. Legislative and Procedural Matters - for capacity development of Members of Parliament and staff of the House, Committees and Legal Services.
 
3. Information and Public Engagement - to offer courses for capacity development of Members of Parliament and staff in the Library, Research, Public Relations, Media, Clerks and the Hansard services.
 
4. Public Finance Management - to provide courses for Members of Parliament and staff of the Accounts, Budget, Finance, Procurement and Internal Audit departments.
 
5. Human Resource and Administration of Parliament - to offer courses for capacity development for
Members of Parliament and staff relating to Human Resource Management, Human Resource
Development, Pensions, Catering, Health and Recreation.

6. Facilitative/Cross-Cutting issues: to offer courses for capacity development for Members of Parliament and staff of the ICT, Language, Gender, Diplomacy, Protocol, Customer Care, Planning, Management, Strategic Planning and Oversight sections.
 
CPST is now developing seven manuals from the final curriculum to facilitate the trainings at national and county assemblies on gender equity and equality in their representative, legislation, and oversight roles.
 
A team of consultants have been contracted to work on the above six themes with a team leader who is working on the facilitators manual. An advisor on parliamentary matters has also been contracted. 

The work commenced on 10th March and will end on 16 May 2014.

CPST has requested for UN Women support for a gender advisor to the team to ensure that issues of gender, youth, marginalized communities and people living with disability are included and properly mainstreamed in all the manuals. 

In addition, the advisor will also work closely with the person working on the manual on cross cutting issues where the course of gender falls (The breakdown of the courses per thematic area is attached)
 
In this regard, UN Women is seeking for consultants to provide the overall advice to the team on issues of gender, youth, marginalized communities and people living with disability in all the manuals while also providing special support to the person working on cross cutting issues.

2.0 Aim and Objectives: The objective is to ensure that issues of gender, youth, marginalized communities and people living with disability are included and properly mainstreamed in all the seven manuals.

3.0 Scope of Work: The scope of work include providing the overall advice to the team on issues of gender, youth, marginalized communities and people living with disability in all the manuals while also providing special support to the person working on cross cutting issues.

The Task
 
The consultant is expected to;
 
1.0 Ensure that issues of gender, youth, marginalized communities and people living with disability are included and properly mainstreamed in all the manuals.
 
2.0 Provide the overall advice to the team on issues of gender, youth, marginalized communities and people living with disability in all the manuals.
 
3.0 Work closely with the person working on the manual on cross cutting issues where the course of gender falls (The breakdown of the courses per thematic area is attached).
 
4.0 Output – deliverables
 
The Consultant shall provide:- Seven thematic manuals that are fully mainstreamed with gender, youth, marginalized communities and people living with disabilities.

5.0 Time Schedule
 
The consultants will work for a total of fifteen (15) days between April and May 2014.
 
6.0 Key Performance Indicators
  • Final thematic manuals fully mainstreaming gender, youth, marginalise communities and people living with disabilities.
  • A brief summary report on mainstreaming, challenges and lessons learnt.
7.0 Evaluation Criteria:
 
7.1 Gender Expert
  • At least a Masters degree in gender issues
  • Minimum of ten years experience in gender and governance work.
  • Proven experience in writing training manuals
  • Proven Understanding of how parliament works.
N/B: The consultant will work with CPST technical team working on the seven manuals and UN Women. He/ she is expected to ensure quality of work and timely delivery of the final manuals.
 
8.0 Timeline
 
Duration: The consultants will work for a total of fifteen (15) days between April and May 2014.

Timelines for the Consultant


9.0 Application process
 
Applications should be sent to: consultancies.eharo@unwomen.org with the subject line clearly marked
“GENDER EXPERT, CPST MANUALS”

The deadline for submission of applications is COB Friday 2nd April 2014.



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