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  • Posted: May 31, 2021
    Deadline: Jun 6, 2021
  • World Vision is an international Christian relief, development and advocacy organisation working in almost 100 countries world-wide to create lasting change in the lives of children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice.
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    Data Manager, OVC and Dreams Tumikia Mtoto Project (Nairobi)

    Purpose of position

    The Data Manager will be responsible for the organization, maintenance and updating of OVC & DREAMS databases and Management Information Systems that include CPIMS, DREAMS database, DATIM, and other database systems at World Vision, MOH, Department of Children’s Services (DCS) and Local Implementing Partners (LIP) level. The incumbent will be required to provide overall technical support on database development, organization, maintenance and use.

    Major Responsibilities

    Data management (Data collection, Validation, analysis, aggregation and interpretation) 40%

    • Manage all data collection and collation activities for the project.
    • Ensure the roll out and proper functioning of the CPIMS, DATIM, the DREAMS Database and other project data solutions.
    • Ensure that all the project databases and Management Information Systems are updated on a timely basis with quality data.
    • Run relevant reports from the different databases and systems and provide indicator reports for project use
    • Review and supervise data analysis using appropriate statistical packages (SPSS, STATA, Advanced excel among others).
    • Validate and verify compiled data factsheets for use during learning forums, reporting and management decision making.
    • Ensure data filing and storage in recommended document libraries/platforms (both online and physical if required)
    • Ensure the project data complies with USAID requirements, GOK and WVK policies, procedures, standards, and strategic initiatives.
    • Coordinate Quarterly Data Quality Assessments
    • Lead monthly data review meetings at Local Implementing Partners (LIP) and project levels

    Monitoring Evaluation & Learning and data management systems set up 25%

    • Work with the MEL Specialist to the Project Monitoring Evaluation & Learning (MEL) plan.
    • Develop and implement a plan to ensure optimal project data quality, authenticity and accuracy including periodic data quality assessments, data cleaning and verification before reporting to the donor.
    • Lead the development of data collection templates/tools and other data collection and monitoring tools
    • Guide and supervise the development of electronic data entry tools and questionnaires during periodic surveys, establish and operationalize a digital data collection and beneficiary tracking and graduation system and database (tools specifically for tracking OVC and AGYW)
    • Work with MEL specialist to develop system (both manual and online) to track and manage community defined indicators and feedback received from the feedback mechanisms.
    • Develop and/or review data management system that include data security, analysis plan, dissemination aids, templates and SOPs.
    • Develop a roadmap on the use of technology for monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning including gathering of GIS coordinates for project site locations and development of service maps.

    Capacity building 15%

    • Coordinate capacity building of project and LIPs staff on database design, development and implementation; data collection, management, analysis, interpretation and reporting.
    • Develop and implement a capacity building program for World Vision Kenya (WVK), LIPs and other data handlers on use of available M&E systems and other DREAMS and OVC reporting tools.
    • Ensure capacity building of LIPs technical staff on use of project databases for reporting

    Collaboration, Learning and Partner engagements 15%

    • Represent the project in data management technical working groups.
    • Organize periodic learning and reflection forums
    • Develop and coordinate partner/stakeholder data and information sharing and dissemination protocols for authorized data as stipulated in partnership agreements
    • Facilitate the use of project data by partners, staff, and other stakeholders to inform decision-making and to identify lessons learned and promising practices.

    Other 5%

    • Perform any other duty as may be assigned by supervisor or designee from time to time
    • Participate and contribute in committees and task forces as required.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    • At least Bachelor’s degree in Data management, Computer Science/Information technology, Information Systems Management, Demography, Statistics or related field;
    • A relevant master’s degree would be an added advantage
    • Excellent knowledge of SPSS and EPI Info and/or other statistical analysis package (SAS, STATA, R)
    • Seven years of relevant professional experience in project-level data management, including development of data flow maps, data collection tools, reporting forms, and project databases.
    • Minimum five years’ practical experience in M&E system coordination/ implementation in a large international non-governmental organization or other international relief/development body.
    • Experience in working on donor funded programs and MEAL experience in “OVC & DREAMS” with USAID and other multilateral donor funded projects
    • Knowledge of technical principles, concepts and current approaches in MEAL.
    • Excellent understanding of database design and development, database programming (in Access, SQL).
    • Experience in DATIM, OLMIS, DHIS & CPIMS, including knowledge of OVC MER indicators and data collection tools is mandatory.
    • Experience in using mobile-data collection and management software (e.g. ODK, Commcare, I-form builder, Kobo, RR collect).
    • Knowledge of data visualization and business information software such as Tableau and Power BI will be an added advantage.
    • Excellent analytic and computer skills; skilled in MS Office Suite including Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Access; and high-level IT skills including computer programming
    • Skills in developing project M&E databases
    • Ability to work with large datasets.


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    Program Coordinator – Education & Positive Parenting (Nairobi/Kiambu)

    Purpose of position

    The holder of this position will provide technical leadership for the USAID Tumikia Mtoto project on Education and Positive Parenting, evidence-based curricula and approaches, ensuring multisector roll-out in schools and at community level. S/he will lead in capacity strengthening of project and Local Implementing Partners (LIPs) staff to increase OVC enrolment, retention and transition of OVC and Adolescent Girls & Young Women (AGYW) in Pre School, Primary, Secondary and Vocational Education and ensure Tumikia Mtoto improves Early Childhood Development (ECD) services for OVC and their families and ensure LIPs provide appropriate referrals linking to ECD services.

    Major Responsibilities

    Technical Support 50%

    • Coordinate the implementation, and monitoring of all positive parenting project activities as outlined in the detailed implementation plan in line with project quality principles, standards, donor requirements.
    • Work with the LIPS, the Ministry of Education and School Management Committees to ensure all children of school going age are enrolled, retained and transitioned through the education system
    • Build the capacity of teachers in HIV sensitive case management to ensure coordinated support for CALHIVs on their adherence, pyscho social wellbeing and viral load retention.
    • Provide technical support and monitor capacity building and technical support activities to ensure effective impact.
    • Lead in the roll out of Families Matter! Sinovuyo Teens, adapt consolidated positive parenting modules for the 0-8 OVC and promote gender-transformative, positive parent/child relationships (especially for OVC and adolescents)
    • Lead in the identification, adaptation and roll out of the various positive parenting curricula for different ages, stages and special populations (e.g., CLHIV and ALHIV, AGYW and children 0-8 years).
    • Collaborate with project technical staff to include parenting-related benchmarks into LIP and County sustainability plans and household case plans
    • Develop evidence based and behavior centered positive parenting interventions tools and materials.
    • Ensure quality and minimum safeguarding standards are implemented and respected in all education sites, ensuring that all who work with children have signed and understood the Child and adult safeguarding Policy
    • Organize and facilitate training of trainers (TOTs) for partner staff on evidence-based parenting curricula that have been contextually adapted which may be introduced within family clubs or other platforms.
    • Ensure that partner staff have the knowledge and skills to successfully deliver positive parenting curricula
    • Identify and deploy tools to monitor behaviour change and household dynamics resulting from the new parenting approaches for benchmarking
    • Participate in the project design process and implementation, including but not limited to needs assessment & strategic planning
    • Coordinate with other key national stakeholders on parenting for ECD, ensuring that the project approach and activities build on and strengthen ongoing efforts.
    • Promote engagement in positive parent/child relationships.

    Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning and Reporting 25%

    • Ensure project team and partner staff use the appropriate systems and tools.
    • Work with the MEL team to ensure availability of data collection and reporting tools
    • Ensure accurate and timely reporting of all education and positive parenting project activities per the Detailed Implementation Plan.
    • Support accountability through coordinating project evaluation activities and assisting LIPs in their efforts to collect and analyze project data per specified mechanisms and tools.
    • Collect information on technical assistance needs of LIPs in relation to positive parenting.
    • Monitor and report any challenges and/or gaps identified to inform adjustments to plans and implementation schedules
    • Ensure timely preparation of periodic reports and project documents in line with the donor regulations and World Vision standards.
    • Coordinate dissemination of all project deliverables (technical assistance, technical reports, training curricula) in accordance with World Vision Kenya (WVK), USAID, PEPFAR and GOK requirements.
    • Ensure documentation of best practices and innovations for donor engagement
    • Assist with identifying information for case studies and reports on promising practices.
    • Coordinate in the dissemination of best practices in Education and positive parenting and the implementation of approaches/models among the partners.
    • Work closely with the project team to assign realistic targets and budget to LIPs for all required and customized indicators.
    • Participate in monthly, quarterly and annual reviews with program teams, LIPs and stakeholders
    • Assist local implementing partners (LIPs) in their efforts to reflect on project experiences

    Advocacy, Partnerships, Engagement & Networking 20%

    • Serve as the primary point person to engage the Ministry of Education in policy, buy-in, support to reach OVC and AGYW in schools and identify out of school children.
    • Link with related WVK projects and other key national stakeholders on education & positive parenting ensuring that the project approach and activities build on and strengthen ongoing efforts.
    • Represent the project in meetings at county and cluster levels, Technical Working Groups, and other events as requested, to support forging relations with the GOK, LIPs, other stakeholders, and the community.
    • Map out stakeholders at the county, sub county, ward level and to leverage on what the project will be providing and create synergy informed by a clear referral pathway.
    • Conduct County government engagements to influence budgeting

    Other 5%

    • Perform any other duty as may be assigned by supervisor or designee from time to time
    • Participate and contribute in committees and task forces as required.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    • Bachelor’s degree in Education, Early Childhood Education, Special Needs Education, Social Sciences, Gender, Psychology, Public Health or a related field.
    • A Master’s degree or a post graduate training in a relevant field is an added advantage
    • Minimum 6 years’ professional field experience in parenting and early childhood stimulation programming in an HIV/OVC context.
    • Experience working with local partners in promotion of positive parenting and education for OVC and AGYW.
    • Expertise in programming for OVC, DREAMS, positive parenting interventions, early childhood stimulation, and/or HIV service delivery.
    • Experience working with and/or managing USAID OVC & DREAMS projects.
    • Excellent understanding of GOK structures and systems.
    • Experience in partnership strengthening with a focus on vulnerable populations especially orphans and vulnerable children, adolescent girls and young women, and ECD
    • Experience in working with partnerships, including the national government, county governments, civil society, donors and local community’s structures;
    • Proficient in MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), Web Conferencing Applications, information and budget management systems, knowledge-sharing networks.
    • Excellent communication and presentation skills

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    Communications and Knowledge Management Officer (Nairobi)

    Purpose of position

    The purpose of this position is to facilitate the bringing together of people, processes, and technology to enable Tumikia Mtoto Project to change data into information, information into knowledge, and knowledge into learning and to operationalise a broad field communications agenda for both local and global stakeholders to increase the overall influence, income and impact of the project and World Vision Kenya.

    Major Responsibilities

    Production of Communications Resources for Tumikia Mtoto Project (Media, Internal, Emergency, Community Voice Communications) 50%

    • Develop and implement the Communications and Engagement Plan for the Tumikia Mtoto project.
    • Produce high quality, child focused, compelling and issues-oriented fundraising, advocacy and publicity materials (web-based, electronic, print, photo and video content) for effective supporter transformation, staff engagement, USAID and public engagement.
    • Produce rapid information and compelling needs and impact-focused content for partnership communications and marketing for the child wellbeing related issues.
    • Develop and publish digital content (web content & social media messaging) for the project
    • Identify story concepts, host, accompany and cover USAID, other donors, Support Offices, or VIP visits
    • Develop and maintain media contacts, pitch compelling content and position the project in influential media outlets in the national and global levels.
    • Prepare written project materials, internal newsletters, presentation materials and other communications products for the project
    • Monitor and manage reputation risk issues associated with the project and comply with World Vision risk reporting protocols.
    • Ensure World Vision brand is uniformly implemented in the project.

    Knowledge Management and Quality Assurance 30%

    • Ensure that Communications and Engagement Plan and the Knowledge Management operational plan meet engagement and information exchange objectives.
    • Ensure timely & effective implementation of communication & knowledge management activities.
    • Collaborate with MEL Specialist and Deputy Chief of Party to organize learning and knowledge sharing events
    • Review reports and external marketing engagement materials for alignment to WVI and USAID KEA quality and brand
    • Design, maintain and track internal and external stakeholder database to facilitate knowledge sharing and engagement with a broad range of internal and external audiences as defined in the communications and Engagement Plan.
    • Facilitate training on communications for development skills for the staff and Local Implementing Partners
    • Develop strategic solutions to given communications challenges.
    • Conceptualization of video and graphics productions.
    • Train and position approved media spokespersons to respond to media inquiries and achieve positive coverage for the project.
    • Document and share success stories/case studies and best practices

    Networking, Partnerships & Advocacy 15%

    • Liaise with the project team to map high level advocacy elements that must be considered in the Project’s Communications and Engagement Plan.
    • Create relationships and connections utilizing various channels for information sharing, learning, influence to help shape and advance the communications agenda

    Other 5%

    • Perform any other duty as may be assigned by supervisor or designee from time to time
    • Participate and contribute in committees and task forces as required.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    • Degree in communications, media, international development, social sciences or related field.
    • Minimum five (5) year’s professional experience in communications, journalism or public relations 3 years’ of which must be in international development sector.
    • Must have a good understanding of USAID programming policies and guidelines
    • Experience in writing/communication of public health and development communication (or presentations) for non-technical audiences and in innovative communication technologies including social media.
    • Experience maintaining an electronic document repository and/or with using web-based tools to maintain collaboration spaces
    • Competent in digital platforms and devices and traditional office applications (Word, Power point and excel);
    • Must be a self-starter with proven analytical, problem solving skills and ability to work with minimum supervision

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