AKF, in partnership with a global consortium of private foundations, is co-launching Schools2030, a 10-year (2020-2030) learning improvement programme. Schools2030 will partner with national governments and 1000 school sites (pre-primary, primary, secondary, and youth education providers) across 10 countries from around the world to develop understanding and evidence of ‘what works’ in equipping children and young people with the knowledge, skills, attitudes and values needed to successfully navigate uncertainty and become contributing members of society. In Kenya, AKF will partner with 100 school sites to drive classroom level innovation to enable teacher generated solutions to identify and inform ‘what works in education’ for Coast.
Purpose of the position
AKF is seeking a dynamic, enthusiastic, and self-motivated individual to lead the direct delivery of Schools2030 activities in Coast. Working under the direct supervision of the Schools2030 Coordinator, the Project Officers will be responsible for the direct delivery and support to schools, contributing to developing positive partnerships with government and non-government stakeholders, and effectively communicating Schools2030. This role will demand the person to work within a dynamic, fast-paced environment and work closely with the Regional Education and ECD Advisor and other Schools2030 team members in the region to ensure the timely, quality implementation of all Schools2030 activities.
Duties and Responsibilities
Key Qualifications and Experience
The Yetu initiative seeks services from Kenya-based consultants to provide organizational strengthening technical assistance to the county based local development organizations (LDOs) to strengthen locally led sustainable development priorities.
Yetu is seeking to build a pool of local consultants (both individuals and consultancy firms), who will be screened and preapproved to deliver the services in a range of geographies within Kenya. Respondents are not required to demonstrate coverage across all geographies; rather, more localized consultants with specific geographic expertise and language skills are welcome to respond. Pre-qualified applicants that are pre-selected will undergo an approval process and be included in a database to be considered for engagement on relevant consulting assignments. Note that, there will be additional process before any work is awarded to the consultants.
The following are the potential technical and functional areas:
EXPECTED RESULTS (OUTPUTS)
The expected results from this consultancy is to enhance LDOs capacities and performance to be effective in their mandate.
PROCESS/TASKS/SCOPE OF SERVICES
The consultant will need to undertake the following tasks in order to achieve the above-mentioned objectives:
SUPERVISION AND QUALITY ASSURANCE
The Consultant will be supervised by Yetu Program Director.
PERIOD OF CONSULTANCY
APPLICANT SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS
The Consultant should have the following educational qualifications, skills and experience:
Preferred Requirements: Kenyan nationals highly preferred. Fluent Kiswahili highly desired. Professional training in the respective area of expertise is an advantage
lOGISTICS AND PROCEDURES
The Consultant will be responsible for covering his/her transport costs for any travel required to meet with AKF staff within Nairobi. If the consultant requires office space from where to work, the same can be arranged with AKF to allocate space. AKF will support with printing and communication (email, telephone, and fax) costs where these arise during the assignment.
Submit the following documents with their expression of interest for this consultancy:
The institutional strengthening coach will provide and manage capacity strengthening support of LDOs at the counties. He/ She will report to Organization and System Strengthening specialist.
Candidates interested in this unique career opportunity with AKF should submit a cover letter and maximum three-page CV including the names and contact information of three professional referees by 12 noon on Friday 7th January 2020. E-mail these documents to firstname.lastname@example.org with the positions in the subject line. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
AKF is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is Committed to Safeguarding and Promoting the Welfare of Children and Vulnerable Adults and Expects all Staff and Partners to Share this Commitment.
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