The International Rescue Committee (IRC) in Kenya serves vulnerable populations in the Turkana and Garissa regions as well as in Eastleigh, Nairobi. 

The IRC implements programs in the areas of comprehensive primary health care, nutrition, protection, peace building, water and sanitation and hygiene (WASH), HIV/AIDS prevention, response to gender based violence, disaster risk reduction (DRR), livelihoods and governance.
 
Applications are invited for the following positions:
 
1. Governance & Rights Officer- Lodwar
 
2. Nutrition Officer-IYCN (Lodwar)
 
Full Job descriptions can be downloaded at www.rescue.org/careers
 

Please apply on or before 30th May, 2014

IRC leading the way from harm to home IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual
orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability.
Graduate Trainee 2014

Kenya Revenue Authority is the principal revenue collector for the Government of Kenya established by Act of Parliament in 1995. 

Our Vision is to be “The Leading Revenue Authority in the World respected for Professionalism, Integrity and Fairness.”

As part of our capacity enhancement programme, we seek to recruit young Kenyans to join our trainee programme in Tax and Customs operations.

Applicants are required to have the following attributes:


  • Be a Kenyan citizen aged not more than 27 years.
  • Have no criminal record.
  • Hold First Degree of minimum Upper Second Class Honours from a reputable University with specialization in relevant fields.
For more details including an application procedure, please visit our website http://www.kra.go.ke/index.php/graduate-trainees-2014

The closing date for applications is 30th May 2014.

Sales Administrator
 
Industry: Cosmetics
 
Location: Nairobi, Msa Road
 
Ksh: 25,000 Gross 

Our client is a Cosmetics company (make-up, nailpolish, lipstick etc) located along Mombasa Road Nairobi seeking to hire a sales administrator. 

The primary role is to input sales data on excel and assist in presentation to management.
Duties & Responsibilities

  • Collect and input sales related data on Excel spreadsheets on a daily basis
  • Prepare daily, weekly and monthly excel reports on sales
  • Collect sales details from the different sales teams in the field
  • Send reports to supervisors
  • Present data in an easy to understand manner for management
  • Guide field sales people executives in entering accurate data on Excel and generate reports
  • Tabulate and present sales data to management in a clear concise manner
  • Interpret numbers and come up with easily understood information
  • Using Excel spreadsheets create excellent sales reports
  • Filing records and maintaining databases
Qualification & Skills
  • Minimum of Diploma in Statistics, Sales and Marketing
  • 1 year proven experience in sales data inputing
  • Perfect Excel Knowledge (Proven experience)
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Readiness to gain more experience
  • Ability to capture and document sales data from numerous sources
  • Go getter attitude
If you are up to the challenge, posses the necessary qualification and experience, please send your CV only quoting the job title on the email subject (Sales Administrator Ksh 25K Gross) to vacancies@corporatestaffing.co.ke before 31st May 2014

Kindly indicate Current/Last salary on your CV

N.B: We do not charge any fee for receiving your CV nor for interviewing. 

Only candidates short-listed for interview will be contacted.
an upmarket Safari Company, based in Nairobi is looking for a Male Camp Manager in Maasai Mara

The successful candidate MUST have at least 5 years managerial experience in a lodge or tented camp, be a strong leader and very customer oriented.
 
Key Responsibilities:
  • Day to day running of the camp and ensure all operational areas are functioning.
  • Maintain effective communication, at all times, with the team & head office.
  • Be accountable for all relevant product delivery and stock management.
  • Commercial accountability for budgeting and financial management.
  • Monitor and oversee maintenance issues.
  • Prepare monthly management reports.
  • Complete weekly rotas for the team and maintain correct staffing level at all times.
  • Ensure health and safety/fire checks are carried out, as required.
  • Resolve and handle guest complaints.
Qualifications:
  • Must have a degree / diploma in hotel management from a reputable institution.
  • Food & beverage qualifications are desirable though not a must.
  • Must have strong skills working with MS Office Suite.
  • Must have 5 + years of experience in a 5 Star  tented camp.
  • Must not be over 40 years old.
Key Skills:
  • Customer focused with a warm friendly personality.
  • Must be a team player.
  • Must have excellent communication skills.
  • Must have hands on skills and be a problem solver.
  • Must have strong interpersonal skills.
  • Must have strong leadership and management skills.
Monthly gross salary: Ksh.120,000 -  150,000/= (Approx. 1,411 – 1,764 USD) Medical coverage.
 
Deadline: 6th June 2014    
 
Applications:
 
Send your up to date CV to:  

consultant@summitrecruitment-kenya.com
Summit Recruitment & Training, Blixen Court, 
Karen road, Karen.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted. 

Please indicate in your email which position you are interested in.
 
Please do not apply if you do not meet the requirements of the job

Leadership Essay Contest 2014

‘If you were a leader in Africa, what change would you bring about?’

East African residents between the age of 18-25 are invited to submit an essay for this year’s Leadership Essay Contest organised by Uongozi Institute.
 
The essay contest aims to provide a space for the youth of East Africa and the next generation of leaders in the region to contribute to important discussions on leadership.
 
Guidelines:
 
The contest is open to all East African citizens (Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda) between the age of 18 - 25 years old, to write about their perspective on Leadership. 

The essays should respond to the following question: “If you were a leader in Africa, which single change would you aim to bring about, and why? How would you do it?”

The essays should be no more than 2 A4 pages long. 


The format shall be of single spaced, Axial font size ii with page margins of 2.54cm for each margin, and sent as a Microsoft Word document.

Essays will be judged on the basis of originality, creativity, use of language and appropriateness to contest theme.

All essays must be written in English.

Prizes:
 
A grand prize of USD $2,000 will be awarded to the overall winner of the essay contest A total of five winners will be selected. 

The second prize will be $1,000, third prize $500, fourth prize $300 and fifth prize $200.
 
The top  winners will be brought to Dar es Salaam to receive their awards at a prize giving ceremony to be held during the Africa Leadership Forum Dinner Gala on 31 July, 2014, which will be attended by senior leaders from across Africa in the public, private and civil sectors. 

The overall winner will be asked to read the winning essay at the event. 

The top five essays will also be published in a newspaper supplement in The East African.

How to Apply:
 
Essays should be submitted by email to submissions@uongozi.or.tz. 

Applicants must also submit proof of identification (suitable for travel) and written statement of originality and ownership of intellectual property rights.

The final deadline for submission will be Monday, 6th June, 2014.

The top five winners will be notified via email on the week of 14 July, 2014.

Feedback will not be provided on individual essays.
Job Title: Civil Engineer
 
Post Type / Grade: Service Contract – NOB Equiv 

Duty Stations: Nairobi
 
Date of issue: 21 May 2014 

Deadline for application: 3 June 2014
 
Accountability: The World Food Programme (WFP) is working with the Government of Kenya, and in support of refugees and communities displaced to parts of Kenya by conflict and environmental challenges. 

WFP undertakes engineering and construction activities to support its own activities, and those of the wider humanitarian community, and to provide and reinforce the infrastructure of food security and community resilience in the face of food shocks.
 
WFP wishes to recruit a competent and experienced Civil Engineer who will be responsible for implementing and overseeing engineering services and works. The Engineer will manage all day-to-day activities including planning, co-ordination activities, supervision, reporting, etc. 

The Engineer will coordinate with and be supported by WFP Field Engineering, who shall provide, oversight and technical support on any engineering or construction related activities to ensure compliance with WFP policies and guidelines.
 
The Engineer shall report to the Head of Administration and shall be under the overall supervision of Senior Deputy Country Director for Support Services, and shall take technical direction and oversight from the Chief Engineer, WFP Field Engineering in relation to all aspects of engineering services, construction and contract management activities, and compliance with WFP procedures. 

The Engineer shall be expected to work closely with CO procurement teams in undertaking work programs.
 
The Engineer shall be responsible for the successful delivery of engineering services and construction activities, and shall oversee implementation whether by contract or ‘direct labour’ modalities. 

The Engineer shall provide regular reports to the Country Director and the WFP Field Engineering in relation to these activities, and shall establish appropriate and necessary oversight procedures needed to successfully manage the delivery of projects. 

This shall include the contracting of additional resources to supervision the execution of construction at the project sites.
 
Major Duties and Responsibilities:
 
Management
  • Be familiar with and apply relevant aspects of the WFP Construction Manual, where appropriate, for construction planning, procurement and management.
  • Assisting in the selection and recruitment of other engineering staff that may be employed to assist with the supervision of construction operations at the various sites.
  • Co-ordinate all elements of works proposals including, design, construction, supervision and any relevant WFP inputs, including overseeing and validating all construction procurement documentation.
  • Take guidance and direction from WFP Field Engineering with regard to approved contract formats and procurement modalities for appointing consultants/designers for engineering services or contractors for engineering works.
  • Act as the project focal point between the WFP and appointed Consultant designer / Supervision teams / Contractor;
  • Co-ordinate with the various WFP units including but not limited to admin, security, procurement etc. regarding the project.
  • Providing input into the design phase of any project, ensuring that the approved design can be implemented on site, confirming that the materials can be procured in the country and ensuring that the design chosen represents a sound option for the progression of the project.
  • Ensuring that construction activities or work programs take account of and adhere to local regulations and legislation.
  • Consulting with local authorities to ensure timely provision of necessary building consents and authorisations.
  • Evaluating and overseeing processes of construction, project risk assessments and mitigating actions, programming and co-ordination.
  • Assessing and approving a contractor’s security arrangements, with WFP Security teams, to protect WFP personnel, assets and materials during the construction phase of the projects.
  • Providing advice to the Country Director and WFP Field Engineering concerning the schedule for securing access to or handing over a construction site.
  • Approving the suitability of contractor or ‘direct labour’ arrangements, site supervision, technical, artisan and general labour resources.
  • Assessing and confirming bidder capacity, and approving contractors or sub-contractors to be selected by WFP or contractor, to CO Procurement teams and WFP Field Engineering.
  • Providing input and guidance to evaluation panels and local PCC deliberations in relation to engineering services or construction procurement proposals.
  • Monitoring and evaluating on-site and off-site facilities, including materials or other test laboratories, to ensure compliance with the terms of a contract. This shall include monitoring any laboratory testing and recommend improvements (if any) to ensure compliance with relevant codes and standards.
  • Assessing construction equipment, plant and machinery requirements, by condition, type and specification, and assessing operator skill and performance for site mobilisation and maintaining progress.
  • Monitoring construction progress on a regular basis to ensure compliance in accordance with approved work programs.
  • Preparing, reviewing and approving "as constructed" documentation and preparing reports confirming, or otherwise, the satisfactory completion of any work, whether by contract or by ‘direct labour’.
  • Inspecting and reporting on completed works to the Country Director and WFP Field Engineering, and overseeing ‘substantial completion’ and ‘defects notification’ milestones, hand over and occupation of completed works.
Construction contract and contractor management
  • Researching and evaluating the capacity of local design and construction companies, as required.
  • Reporting to the Country Director and WFP Field Engineering, and appropriately instructing a contractor, with regard to the correct interpretation and application of the terms of approved contract documentation.
  • Resolving and/or reconciling any ambiguities and/or discrepancies in contract documents.
  • Assessing and reporting on proposed construction methods for any works, to ensure that the methods proposed are satisfactory and consistent with respect to requirements for efficiency, quality, and health and safety requirements
  • Preparing and recommending variations/change orders to a works proposal, to address and resolve issues encountered on site, to resolve constraints and time slippage in works programs, or arising from the evolving needs of the WFP or others.
  • Preparing designs, drawings, quantities and cost estimates for variations/change orders to address the issues for the approval by the Country Director and WFP Field Engineering. 
  • Reviewing and approving proposals by a contractor to meet requirements specified in variations/change orders.
  • Overseeing and directing remedial works carried out during a ‘Defects Liability’ period, and providing guidance to the Country Director and WFP Field Engineering with respect to the release or otherwise of the ‘Retained Monies’ under a contract.
  • Authorising all minor additional works under a contract that do not materially affect the project, at the rates established in the construction works contract, or at alternative rates mutually agreed upon when the works are not listed in the contract bill of quantities.
  • In conjunction with the Country Director and WFP Field Engineering, ordering and documenting the suspension or termination of construction activities, and recommending other appropriate recourse under the contract.
Reporting
  • Overseeing project performance, evaluation and reporting systems, up to project completion.
  • Liaise directly with the Country Director and WFP Field Engineering, via structured meetings or other means with regards to any arising or on-going technical, financial, contractual, or program issues at project sites. 
  • Provide regular updates on progress in relation to engineering services or construction related activities.
  • Establishing standardized and comprehensive systems for project, construction and site records, including all site correspondence, survey data, inspection records, test data, site diaries, records of meetings, financial records, progress records etc.
  • Compiling day by day project diary to record all construction site events relevant to the management of construction/contracts, including any information which may, at a later, assist in resolving queries or disputes related to the works.
  • Preparing and issuing reports, with content and format approved by the Country Director and WFP Field Engineering including inception reports, periodic progress reports, a detailed project completion report, in ‘first draft’ and final
  • Preparing technical and cost benefit appraisals, evaluations, and scopes of work, specifications, pricing documentation, and any other relevant reports as may be required from time to time.
Finance and budgetary management
  • Preparing comprehensive project budgetary estimates and construction cost estimates for proposed construction works.
  • Recommending appropriate courses of action to the Country Director and the Field Engineering Team for engineering, construction and contract management, in relation bonds, insurances, claims, and proposed arrangements for advance payments.
  • Maintaining permanent records of the receipt, custody and validity of all bonds, warranties or financial instruments required as part of an engineering/construction project or contract.
  • Preparing and managing project budgets and cash flows, including processing invoices and tracking payments for all expenditures related to construction activities.
  • Preparing documentation required for dispute resolution with contractors. 
  • Recommending appropriate actions to the Country Director and WFP Field Engineering with respect to claims, including but not limited to cost increases, time extensions, variation orders, subletting, quantification of claims, rates and price fixing.
  • Processing and certifying interim and final payments for construction activities.
  • Preparing Final Accounts for all construction projects for review by the Country Director and WFP Field Engineering.
  • Assisting the preparation of responses for enquiries and Audits related to construction activities.
Health & Safety
  • Ensuring that construction activities adhere to internationally recognised standards for health and safety applicable for the works, for adjacent properties, for all site personnel, and the general public.
  • Notifying the Country Director and WFP Field Engineering of any serious breaches to health and safety rules on the project.
  • Reporting of all health & safety incidents, events, ‘near misses’ and accidents in periodic progress reports.
Quality control
  • Establishing and maintaining project quality assurance procedures, and project documentation and records.
  • Inspecting and approving local sources of construction materials, including local borrow pits or materials suppliers.
  • Ordering tests of materials and ensuring adherence to specifications. Approving all materials to be used on the projects. Maintaining permanent records and documentation for all test results and checks.
  • Overseeing all necessary on-site, independent and other verifications, tests, checks and measurements to ensure control of quality for the works.
  • Assuring the quality of the works during construction, continuously inspecting the materials and construction operations for workmanship and compliance with the specifications.
  • Providing notice to contractors of any defects and deficiencies, and issuing instructions for the removal and substitution of defective materials or works under the terms of a contract.
  • Other tasks as may be assigned by the Country Director or Chief Engineer, WFP Field Engineering from time to time.
Qualifications and Experience: 
  • University Degree in Civil Engineering. 
  • A post graduate qualification in engineering, construction or related disciplines is desirable. 
  • A minimum of 7 years relevant civil engineering experience, showing progressive levels of responsibility. 
  • Experience in the design, planning and supervision of construction projects. 
  • A good knowledge and experience of topographical surveying techniques, instrumentation and software packages. 
  • A good knowledge and experience of geotechnical engineering and soils technologies. 
  • A good knowledge of international and local engineering and construction standards, processes and norms. 
  • A good knowledge of engineering contract formats, modalities and obligations. 
  • A good knowledge of the UN system and of public procurement procedures. 
  • Knowledge/experience in Construction Health and Safety, and Quality Assurance / Control. 
  • Fully computer literate, including use of Microsoft Office, MS Project and ‘Autocad’ as essential. 
  • Effective communication skills, and fluency in written/spoken English
Interested and qualified Kenyans are requested to submit online applications only according to the following procedures:
Note: You must complete Step 2 in order for your application to be considered for this vacancy.
 
If you have any queries relating to this VA please send them to: Nairobi.Hr@wfp.org

WFP is an equal opportunity employer and does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process. 

Only short listed applicants will be contacted.
Role: Business Advisor    
 
Reports To: Director Commercial Opportunities and Marketing 
 
Liaises With: Marketing department and the other Departments
 
Duty Station: Nairobi with constant travel to the field sites
 
Salary: Kshs. 144,000 - 175,000 Gross pay
 
Purpose of the role: The purpose of the role is to provide technical and administrative support to the African Health Markets for Equity (AHME) networks to ensure efficient and effective management of the credit component of the AHME Program.

The main role of the Business Advisor is to assist with and/or implement all activities pertaining to the credit component of AHME as per the detailed Medical Credit Fund (MCF) AHME Flowchart
Key Responsibilities

  • Identification and selection of health facilities in the AHME partners’ networks that might be eligible for credit delivery.
  • Upon positive intake as per relevant Selection Criteria, conclude the signing of a Participation Agreement with the facility.
  • In cooperation with the networks’ Quality Advisors produce the Situational Analysis Plus document.
  • Write an Expert Opinion on the facility and have it approved by MCF.
  • Upon approval assist the facility in applying for an Entry Loan with the MCF’s partner banks.
  • Upon loan approval and disbursement facilitate the Quality Advisors’ production of a SafeCare Entry Assessment and a subsequent Quality Upgrade Plan.
  • Provide business training to participating AMUA social Franchises, MSK Clinics and Outreach Teams.
  • Work with the health facilities to develop a Business cases and plans for approval.
  • Upon approval thereof assist the facility in applying for a Medium Loan with the MCF’s partner bank.
  • Identification of commercial opportunities within the facilities that will make them perform better and post a better return.
Qualifications
  • Bachelors degree in Commerce, Business Administration, Finance  or equivalent from a recognized university.
  • MBA or post graduate qualification in Management, Accounting or Finance is desirable
Experience
  • At least three years post qualification experience in the financial sector.
  • Management experience in the health sector.
  • Experience in microfinance or SME lending is major added advantage
Skills Required
  • Financial analytical and planning skills.
  • Computer literate, including use of tablets and databases/web applications.
  • Display a commitment for health development.
  • Organizational skills.
  • Communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Business writing skill.
  • Advocacy and negotiating skills.
Attitude/ Motivation
  • Initiative
  • Innovative
  • Effective Communication
  • Responsive
  • Working Efficiently
  • Sharing Information
  • Focus on Learning
  • Commitment
  • Driven
  • Accountable
  • Embracing Change
  • Motivated
  • Team Player
  • Desired behavior
  • Decisive.
  • No criminal record.
  • Honest, fair and firm.
  • Entrepreneurial mind-set: explorative, hands-on, initiating.
  • Excellent team leader: coaching, leading team members.
  • Able to work in a context of international performance standards and expectations.
  • Work out of office on location a good part of the time.
  • Able to work with clinics that are not yet there; inclination to help improve.
  • Stress resistant; able to work under pressure, meeting deadlines.
Applications quoting the position title with detailed CVs with contact details of 3 referees (1 of which should be immediate, 1 former supervisor and any other) should be submitted to:

People and Development Dept
pd@mariestopes.or.ke
Marie Stopes Kenya
On or before 3rd June, 2014

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

NB: Please clearly indicate on the subject line as ‘Business Advisor’

Marie Stopes Kenya is an equal opportunity Employer
Financial Sector Deepening (FSD) Kenya

Impact Assessment Programme

Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist

The aim of FSD’s programme is to impact on poverty via financial inclusion for low-income groups, as well as growth oriented businesses and value chains. 

The effectiveness of our work therefore depends critically on understanding how financial and linked markets are developing in Kenya.

At the end of 2015, FSD Kenya will be in its tenth year of operation and it is therefore timely to devote considerable effort in determining FSD’s impacts on financial inclusion for its target population. 

The aim is to produce evidence of the developmental value of FSD’s investments in its overall goal of increasing financial inclusion in a way which benefits the livelihoods of underserved lower income groups. 

We are now seeking to recruit a Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) Specialist who shares our passion for measuring impact.

Under the guidance of FSD’s Senior Research Specialist, you will be responsible for measuring and analysing results at various levels to deepen FSD’s understanding of the pathways for achieving and improving impact. 

You will support all FSD programme staff with results-based tracking to ensure continuous monitoring and evaluation of impact. 

You will develop a strong communications plan to effectively disseminate FSD’s development impacts to its stakeholders as well as manage the impact research portfolio under the knowledge theme. 

You will be responsible for delivering a demanding set of outputs and will therefore need to be self-driven and able to deliver a range of tasks simultaneously.

At a minimum you will have:
  • Relevant qualification in social science (minimum bachelor’s degree, masters preferred).
  • Strong technical skills in quantitative and qualitative evaluation methods (including impact assessment) applied to development programmes.
  • Sound understanding of logical framework approach, results-based measurement, project cycle management and other strategic planning approaches for programmes similar to FSD.
  • Excellent project management skills.
  • Excellent spoken and written English.
Detailed terms of reference for this position can be downloaded from the Opportunities section of our website - www.fsdkenya.org

If you think you are the right person for this opportunity, then send your CV and covering letter by email to ¡nfo@tsdkenyaorg. Please put “M&E Specialist” in the subject line.

Closing date: Wednesday 11th June, 2014. 

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted to set up interviews.

FSD Kenya operates as an independent Trust registered in Kenya under the supervision of professional trustees, with policy guidance from its programme investment committee. 

Finance is provided by a number of leading development agencies including the UK’S Department for International Development (DFID), the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA), and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation together with the Government of Kenya.

Further in formation con be obtained from our web site.


Maasai Mara University is a successor of Narok University College which was established in 2008. 

The University was granted a Charter on 12th February, 2013 upon which it became a full-fledged University.

Presently, it has five Schools and related departments, offering various degree and diploma programmes. 

The University is located two kilometers from Narok town, and one kilometer off Narok-Bomet road.
 
The University invites suitably qualified applicants for the following position:
 
1. Senior Procurement Officer
Scale 13
 
Reporting to the Deputy Vice Chancellor (AF&P), the main duties of the Senior Procurement Officer shall include: 
  • Coordination of all procurement services in the University, advising the University Management on policy matters relating to procurement and management of supplies, defining procurement and supplies systems.
Requirements for the position:-
  • A Bachelors and Masters Degrees in the following disciplines: Purchasing and Supplies Management, Economics (Supplies Management option) or its equivalent from a recognized University;
  • Eight (8) years relevant work experience in a busy organization
  • Should have certificates in professional courses
  • Served in the grade of senior procurement officer II or in a comparable and relevant position for at least three (3) years
  • Attended relevant management courses
  • Should be a registered member of the Kenya Institute of Supplies Management
  • Shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results
2. Senior Internal Auditor / Chief Internal Auditor
Scale 13/14
 
Reporting to the Vice Chancellor, the main duties of the Senior/Chief Internal Auditor shall include:
  • Coordination of the Internal Audit functions within the University
  • Responsible for formulation, coordination and implementation of all audit policies
  • Design, implement, coordinate and review internal control systems
  • Review and present audit reports to the Audit Governance and Risk Management Committee of Council
  • Ensure compliance with national and international audit and accounting standards
Requirements for the position:-
  • Masters Degrees and CIA or CPA Final or CISA (Certified Information Systems Auditor) in the relevant disciplines: or its equivalent from a recognized University;
  • Exemplary work performance
  • Computer skills
  • High degree of integrity, honesty and interpersonal skills
  • Must be a registered member of ICPAK
  • Eight (8) years relevant work experience in a busy organization
Salary Scale:
  • Senior Internal Auditor /Snr. Procurement Officer – (Scale 13) – 92, 957 x 2678- 98,313 x 3337- 108,323 x 3692 -123,092
  • Chief Internal Auditor – (Scale 14) – 119,400 x 3692 -123,092 x 4462 -154,32
Applications should reach the undersigned on or before 6th June, 2014. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Applications (5 copies) should be submitted giving full details of applicant’s age, marital status, educational and professional qualifications, working experience, present post and salary, telephone contact, names and addresses of three referees plus copies of certificates and testimonials:

Applications should be addressed to:

The Deputy Vice Chancellor (Administration, Finance & Planning)
Maasai Mara University
P.O. Box 861-20500, 
Narok

Maasai Mara University is an equal opportunity employer. 

Women and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Regional Program Partnership and Capacity Building Coordinator
 
About us: For over 90 years, Save the Children has been making a difference in children’s lives in more than 120 countries. 

We are the world’s largest independent child rights organization, underpinned by a vision in a world in which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation. 

Our mission to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve
immediate and lasting change in their lives.

Save the Children is an organization for talented people with different backgrounds and perspectives. 

We are proud that our people are representative of the children we work with and we thrive on our diversity. 

We are an equal opportunity organization dedicated to our core values of Accountability, Ambition, Collaboration, Creativity and Integrity. 

Our culture is embedded in these values, along with a strong commitment to our Child Safeguarding Protocol, ensuring that all representatives of Save the Children demonstrate the highest standards of behavior towards children both in their private and professional lives.
 
The East Africa Regional Program aims to strengthen the rights based approach, partner with civil society organisations (CSOs) and advocate and collaborate with regional bodies such as the African Union (AU), African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACERWC), East African Community (EAC) and East African Standby Force (EASF) and African Commission on Human and People’s Rights (ACHPRs) to ensure that child rights are realised and children are protected from abuse, neglect and exploitation.
 
Role Purpose: The Regional Program Partnership and Capacity Building Coordinator is responsible for strengthening the capacity of over 10 regional program partners. 

This is important since the centre of SCI’s Theory of Change is building partnerships. This role will ensure that there are clear and succinct partner and RP MEAL plans and reports which will feed into the donor reports.

A particular focus of this role is to strengthen the East Africa Child Rights Network and establish the East Africa Child Led Initiative (CLI).
 
Key Areas of Accountability
 
Partner Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL):
  • Develop the partner MEAL plan in collaboration with the partner and the programme manager (PM) which is reviewed annually (for multi-year sub awards)
  • Ensure that partners comply with donor requirements, reporting schedules and report contents are verified against program delivery and documentation
  • Participate in quarterly monitoring and evaluation (M&E) visits for each partner and complete the narrative M&E report
  • Present the partner MEAL plan during the sub award kick off meeting
  • Ensure that the partner log frames have SMART impact, outcomes, outputs, indicators and time frames
  • Ensure that partner members effectively ensure representation of beneficiaries, local authorities and local staff in programme planning and evaluation; using minimum standards where applicable
  • Work with the PMs and MEAL team to develop a system for accountability towards partners where the RP regularly seeks feedback from partners on its strategies and plans.
  • Participate in the SC partnership working group to facilitate the exchange of lessons learned and good practice with SCI global colleagues and for adoption of learnings beyond the RP.
Partner Organisation Capacity Development (OCD)
  • Prepare and implement individual OCD plans and strategies for the partners
  • Report to donors annually on the partner OCD achievements as per the donor conditions
  • Organise biannual partnership meetings to assess the collaboration with SCI, opportunities and challenges
  • Analyse results of on-going partnerships to produce lessons learned and inform strategic decision making and OCD
Capacity Building of the Regional East Africa Child Rights Network and National Coalitions
  • Build the capacity of the members of the EA CRs Network
  • Represent SCI in the core working group of the EA CRs Network
  • Strengthen the national CRs coalitions with a particular focus on CRs coalitions in the SCI countries namely Kenya, Sudan, South Sudan, Rwanda, Somalia/ Somaliland and Tanzania
  • Ensure that the EA CRs Network is functional and impacts the lives of children in the region
  • Support the Coordinator of the EA CRs Network on a monthly basis
  • Establish a functional EA child led initiative
MEAL for the RP
  • Support the RP in the development of narrative annual and quarterly reports and plans to donors in collaboration with PMs
  • Develop a MEAL strategy for the RP in collaboration with the PMs and ensure its implementation
  • Review all narrative donor reports in terms of MEAL compliance
  • Support the CRG and CP reporting and planning processes for SCI Rwanda and Kenya in collaboration with the country offices and PMs
  • Support the RP in developing and reviewing grant reports as per the donor requirements
Qualifications and Experience
  • Master’s degree in social sciences, education, human rights or related field
  • Over 6 years’ experience in monitoring and evaluation as well as working with Civil Society Organisations
  • Knowledge and experience in East Africa is an added value
  • Experience in annual and quarterly project/ program planning and reporting to donors
  • Proven track record in the CSO organization capacity development (OCD) or organization development (OD)
  • Excellent written and oral English communication skills
  • Knowledge of regional bodies such as the AU, EAC and EASF is an added value
  • Highly organized and motivated
  • Meticulous to details especially donor conditions and compliance
This should be send to EA.recruitment@savethechildren.org by COB 31st May 2014.

We work with children, communities and governments all over the world and we believe in the right person for the job regardless of where you come from and how you identify yourself. 

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to ensuring that only those who are suitable to work with children are considered for these posts. 

All successful applicants will therefore be required to complete a Police Check and must sign onto our Child Safeguarding Policy and organizational Code of Conduct.

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