Reports to: Regional Manager
Grade Level: 13
Security Operations 30%
- Security Risk Assessments for all ADPs in the region are developed.
- Security Risk Assessments for all ADPs in the Region are reviewed and are current as per risk ratings.
- Recommendations in the Security Risk Assessment are implemented.
- Regional management is properly advised and guided in the event of security incidences.
- Contingency plans for all offices in the Region to include but not limited to Programme suspension, staff hibernation, relocation and evacuation plans are properly developed.
- Office assessments are periodically conducted to ensure that safety and security equipment are available and in serviceable condition.
- Developed Regional Security Annual Operating Plans aligned to the National Office Security Strategy.
- Contracted security staff in all regional offices are professionally managed.
- An inventory of all security communications equipment including satellite phones, HF and VHF radios in the region well-kept and maintained.
- All communication equipment in the region are serviceable.
- Staff movement during working hours is tracked to ensure safe travels
- Security investigations are conducted when required.
Strategy & Planning, 25%
- Develop Regional Security Annual Operating Plans aligned to the National Office Security Strategy.
- Periodically review Security risk rating for the region and ADPs in accordance with Core Security Requirements.
- Develop security plan for the region and each ADP.
- Develop and review security standard operating procedures for all offices in the region.
- Update core security requirements in the region as per security risk ratings to determine compliance levels.
Capacity Building and Technical Training 15%
- Staff in the Region have undergone the security training as per the security risk rating.
- Security training in the region is well organized and coordinated in liaison with the National Security Officer.
- New staff in the Region are well briefed on the security situation of the area of operation within 24 hours of arrival.
Reporting and Documentation, 15%
- Regular security reports are shared with the Security Manager.
- All security incidents are reported in accordance with WV Security Policy.
- Security documents are revised and shared quarterly with the security Manager or in accordance with the security risk rating.
Networking and External Liaison/Engagement 10%
- WVK is well represented at local NGO security network meetings and information from these groups is disseminated to relevant staff.
- Developed networks for sharing security information and coordination.
Any other duties 5%
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Bachelor’s degree in Criminology and Security Studies, Military Science, Security Management and Police Science, Security and Disaster Management, Forensic and Criminal Investigations or related fields.
- At least three (3) years’ experience in a proven security field (public, private, and government or NGO sectors).
- Military/Police/ any law Enforcement Training
- No previous criminal record or convictions.
- Computer literate (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
- Demonstrated personal values, attitudes and behaviors that are consistent with World Vision Core Values.
- Proof of resignation and clearance from security services.
- Ability to work effectively under pressure (particularly in a crisis situation)
- Ability to communicate well in English & Swahili (verbal and written)
- Professional - behave in professional manner at all times and demonstrate ability to represent the organization well at interagency meetings.
Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:
- Minimum (2) years’ experience working with UN Agency / NGO plus field security experience.
- Radio and/or Satellite phone communications experience, operations and management
- Demonstrated experience in designing and delivering training programs.
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Subject to Donor Award and Approval
Reports to the Chief of Party
Purpose of Position
To lead the establishment and maintenance of an effective reporting, monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning system, of the OVC Program. She/he will ensure that the OVC project complies with all USAID reporting requirements for performance monitoring and evaluation and serve as the technical expert in all matters pertaining to evaluation, monitoring, program review, and other performance standard requirements relating to the USAID PEPFAR reporting strategy.
Technical and Leadership Support, 30%
- Develop and update framework and system for Grant’s MEAL in accordance to the design document, donor requirements and World Vision Requirement
- Oversee and coordinate execution of key M&E components (assessment, design, implementation, baseline, monitoring, evaluation, transition, learning and documentation) across the sub-grantees with particular focus on results and impacts as well as lesson learnt
- Participate in development of the annual work plan and budgets, ensuring alignment with technical approach
- Take lead in conducting periodic peer reviews to check for alignment and compliance to USAID and WV Partnership standards
- Ensure that Sub grantees demonstrate required MEAL capacity and ensure that core information for grant management, partners, and funding agencies is available.
- Identify MEAL requirements that require consultancy or partnership, planned for and executed effectively.
- Put in place business process and guidelines to facilitate regular monitoring, tracking and evaluating the performance of sub-grantees.
- Conduct readiness assessment: the incentives at the system level, the beneficiaries and existing capacity
- Identify the need and draw up the ToRs for specific studies and action researches; procure, guide and supervise consultants or organizations that are contracted to implement special surveys and studies required for evaluating grant effects and impacts
- Model a high standard of personal Christian leadership, ministry and integrity through lifestyle and work relationships support spiritual development of his/her team.
Quality Assurance and Reporting, 30%
- Ensure the successful development, elaboration and roll out of implementation strategies and operational guidelines
- Coordinate and ensure timely submission of a quality and comprehensive progress report
- Guide staff and sub-grantees/implementing partners in preparing their progress reports in accordance with approved reporting formats and ensure their timely submission.
- Coordinate review and provision of timely feedback to the sub-grantees/implementing on the regular statutory reports
- Prepare consolidated progress reports for grant management including identification of problems, causes of potential bottlenecks in the project implementation, and providing specific recommendations
- Undertake regular visits (including occassional integrated missions) to the field to support implementation of MEAL and to identify where adaptations might be needed
- Ensure internal control systems are implemented to mitigate risks and ensure accountability that will result in good audit ratings
Capacity Building and guidance, 20%
Organize (and provide) refresher training in MEAL for grants staff, implementing partners, local organizations and primary stakeholders with view of strengthening local MEAL capacity
- Ensure the consolidation of a learning culture - based upon evidenced-based best practices and industry standards - to enable project staff to achieve and/or surpass established targets and standards and;
- Impart appropriate mentoring, coaching and supervision in order to equip, motivate and empower technical specialists in the area of M&E.
- Clarify M&E responsibilities of different project personnel and provide requites ongoing coaching and guidelines.
- Guide staff and sub-grantees to identify and resolve issues and challenges in monitoring systems, using ongoing mentorship and coaching approach
- Ensure timely communication, documentation and publication of MEAL findings and lessons at all levels and disseminate for timely utilization and decision making
Networking and Strategic Engagements, 15%
- Engagement with the government (Health Ministry department) to ensure that data sharing and learning practices are in harmony
- Ensure active involvement of stakeholders in iterative MEAL process as appropriate
- Network with external and WV internal partners to promote learning and achieve M&E excellence
- Ensure effective engagement with Government departments, Regional technical/sector representatives.
- Resource mobilization support through provision of valid evidence
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Minimum of a Master’s Degree or higher in Public Health, or other relevant Social Sciences discipline
- Minimum of six (6) years working in monitoring, evaluation and research in the public health field, with progressively increasing level of responsibility.
- Experience working with multiple stakeholders and familiarity with PEPFAR indicators and reporting requirements
- Demonstrated expertise in rigorous quantitative and qualitative research and analytical methods including research/study design and implementation, design and data analysis, rapid appraisals, etc.
- Demonstrated hands-on practical experience setting up and managing Monitoring, Evaluation and Research (MER) Systems for Health Programs in developing countries.
- Demonstrated knowledge of management information systems (MIS).
- Excellent report writing, analytical and communication skills, including oral presentation skills, knowledge management and dissemination of research findings (in English).
- Statistical training certification especially on data analysis, advanced excel, SPSS, On-line data collection platforms
- Experience in building capacity/Training of staff on relevant technical fields and especially on MEAL;
- Familiarity with and a supportive attitude towards processes of strengthening local organizations and building local capacities for self-management
- Willingness to undertake regular field visits and interact with different stakeholders, especially primary stakeholders
- Experience in production of high quality briefs and reports
- Experience in publications of articles/journals
- Health related action research experience
- Project Management certification (PMP1 or PMD 2) is an added advantage
- Strong leadership and management skills
- Ability to take initiative, solve complex problems, exercise independent judgment
- Ability to maintain performance expectations in diverse cultural contexts;
- Experince working in fragile and interfaith contexts.
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Subject to Funding Award and Donor Approval
Reports to the Chief of Party
Purpose of Position
To provide the technical expertise, and coordination of Household Economic Strengthening (HES) component of the OVC Grant ensuring that the overall goal of the program is achieved. She/he will take technical leadership role in designing and promoting use of low-risk initiatives to diversify and stimulate growth in household income and integrate economic activities with complementary interventions across the project to address different levels of household economic vulnerability.
- Technical Leadership and Program implementation, 50%
- Advise the consortium on HES matters to ensure proper implementation.
- Provide supervision to the HES team ensuring translation of designs into actual implementation
- Ensure timely and quality implementation of the HES interventions
- Facilitate the integration of House Hold Economic Strengthening with other result areas including but not limited to increased access to health and social services for OVC and their families
- Ensure linkage with OVC Project consortium members to enhance leverage, coordination quality programming
- Ensure Competent HES staff are in place
- Identify staff capacity gaps, develop training plans and facilitate their development
- Monitoring, Evaluation Accountability, Learning and Innovation, 20%
- Provide technical guidance to ensure quality assessments, researches and evaluations of OVC Grant’s HES program
- Influence and support county and National Government line Ministries/Departments such as Ministry of Agriculture Livestock & Fisheries institutionalize and scale up using proven operational evidence
- Ensure quality HES reports developed and submitted to donor in time
- Ensure government and/or consortium HES Management Information Systems are strengthened to collect, collate, analyze, and interpret data for reporting and decision making
- Coordinate innovations, documentation, publishing and sharing of the findings appropriately
- Engagement Networking and Advocacy, 25%
- Coordinate national and county government support to the project for sustainability
- Provide oversight to the social accountability initiatives ensuring contribution to the program
- Advocate for policy translation, position papers and influence to county plans
- Strengthen linkages between the Project and other WVK programs
- Ensure OVC Grant representation in key strategic HES/Livelihoods technical working groups and forums at the county and national level
- Actively participate in the Project meetings, and other WVK forums and meetings as appropriate
- Spearhead learning forums to profile, communicate and ensure adoption of promising practices
- Contribute to engagement, publications, to communicate program progress and successes
- Others 5%
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Master’s Degree in in Agricultural Economics, Agribusiness, Business Administration, or equivalent from a recognized University;
- Minimum of six (6) years’ experience in HES programming with experience in project designs and
- Demonstrated experience in integrated OVC focused HES/Livelihood related programming preferably in the areas of business skills, employment creation, market access and micro-finance services (savings, credit and micro-insurance) and;
- Proven experience in Research.
- Strong budgetary and financial management skills;
- Good interpersonal and organizational skills with management experience an added advantage;
- Work experience in implementation of USAID and other major donor funded Community-led OVC management and/or HES/Livelihood Projects and;
- Experience in proposal development
- Ability to build capacity of staff on relevant technical fields;
- Ability to take initiative, solve complex problems, exercise independent judgment;
- Ability to work with minimum supervision;
- A team player, capable of building staff and partners in HES sectors
- Cross-cultural sensitivity, and emotional maturity
- Ability to maintain performance expectations in diverse cultural