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    The Centre for Rights, Education and Awareness (CREAW) is a feminist, non-profit women’s rights organization that seeks to confront the low awareness of women’s real needs and rights in Kenya. CREAW envisions a transformed and just equal society and its mission is to champion, expand and actualize women’s rights.
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    Assistant Project Officer - Economic Empowerment

    JOB PURPOSE

    The Assistant Project Officer shall be reporting to the Project Officer, to provide, programmatic and technical support in the Implementation of the ‘Wajibika’ Project in Isiolo in a professional, efficient and effective manner. She is responsible for the day to day project implementation ensuring the project is implemented according to specifications of the UNTF activities in ISIOLO. Provides assistance to the project implementation and achievements of objectives, designs, develops and implements work plans, mobilizes and trains community groups and networks, strengthens advocacy interventions in Isiolo, strengthens linkages and engagement between diverse marginalized groups, report writing, monitoring of project progress. The first one (1) month shall be treated as her probation period on volunteer basis, then upon successful completion of the same the candidate shall be appraised and confirmed into the position.

    KEY ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

    1. Assisting the Project Officer in the implementation of the Project’s work plans and the respective activities in the project.
    2. To Support the community outreach of the field team arms through different capacity building activities.
    3. Assisting the Project Officer in mapping and strengthening women led community networks with community leaders.
    4. Supporting the project Officer in collection and collation of project data and groups towards ensuring that the project is implemented according to specifications and terms of the project contract.
    5. Organizing and coordinating community Activities (forums, dialogue meeting) at the community level in consultations with the community leaders.
    6. Support research work under the Wajibika project.
    7. Ensuring timely and regular reporting on the project implementation to the project officer and the development partners
    8. Assisting the Project officer in Preparing and compiling activity and monthly progress report on the project being implemented and eventually preparing the final project reports.
    9. Contribute to development of toolkits, annuals and provide inputs to needs assessment for target groups
    10. Assist in Monitoring the implementation of project, to ensure effective execution
    11. Support the Project Officer in Documenting “success stories” and any other information to enhance the overall quality of performance of both internal and external reports
    12. Manage the resources’ of the project effectively and ensure there is optimum value for money
    13. Support in resource mobilization for other related projects
    14. Undertake any other duties as assigned by the project Coordinator.

    ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE, SKILLS AND PERSONALITY DESIRED:-

    • Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university within the Humanities, Social and/or Political Sciences disciplines. (Essential)
    • At least 3 years of professional experience in gender related development work.(Essential)
    • Previous experience in the NGO sector in the above capacity; Confirmed previous engagement in similar assignment;
    • Strong analytical and report writing skills as well as excellent presentation and facilitation skills
    • Self-driven and able to deliver results with minimum supervision
    • Willingness to travel extensively within the country , work extended periods in the field and interact effectively with community members and willingness to learn new approaches
    • Ability to work in a complex environment including multi-disciplinary and multicultural environment and with partners at all levels
    • Highly proficient in Ms Word, Excel, Access, Power-point and the use of Internet for research.
    • Excellent communication skills with fluency in both English and Kiswahili.Applications of female candidates from the local communities is encouraged.

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    Senior Lawyer

    Job Description

    JOB SUMMARY

    The Senior Lawyer will report to the Project Coordinator with dotted reporting lines to the E.D and will be responsible for the overall supervision of all CREAW’s legal activities in all programs and in compliance with CREAW standards and operating procedures. They will provide assistance and legal technical guidance on behalf of CREAW as and when needed.

    Tasks and Responsibilities

    1. The senior Lawyer will provide leadership and direction to CREAW’s Legal department.
    2. Access to Justice Programme
    • Oversee the implementation of all the legal activities (Legal Representation, Pro bono Lawyers Scheme, Mediation, Counseling, Self- Representation and Informal Justice Systems).
    • Oversees the day to day running of the department
    • Coordinate and implement litigation processes.
    • Provide legal advice and referrals clients.
    • Approve draft pleadings and prepare pleadings and court documents on behalf of clients.
    • Represent clients in various courts.
    • Conduct pre-trial briefings for self-representation clients.
    • Conduct mediations between disputants.

    3.  Knowledge Management

    • Monitor and evaluate of activities (prepare and oversee the preparation of team’s work plan, result based management reports, monthly team reports, activity reports).
    • Participate in the preparation of the organizations’ Information, Education and Communication (IEC) materials.
    • Issue and oversee the issuance of IEC material developed by the organization and other partners.
    • Liaise and partner with other NGOs, Government departments or relevant bodies in gender related cases at national, continental and international level (participating in partner meetings, engaging in capacity building trainings and joint strategies on protection of women’s rights).
    • Makes interventions and petitions on behalf of the public in gender related issues including press briefings.

    4.  Finance:

    • Authorize expenditure at the sector/departmental level through approving requisitions, approving litigation fund.
    • Oversee timely and effective submission of financial returns.

    5.  Human Resource

    • Appraise legal team members.
    • Ensure that staff meetings are held as required and minuted.
    • Coordinate and approve staff leave under legal department

    6.  Program Management

    • Oversee operational management of assigned programs.
    • Ensure proper planning, implementation, and reporting of projects.
    • Ensure that program objectives/interventions and budget compliance are met;
    • Coordinate and support high quality research, in order to generate knowledge on women rights, law and governance.
    • Coordination of research under the legal advocacy program and projects; and
    • Any other duty that may be assigned from time to time to further the vision and mission of CREAW

    Additional Information

    Close interaction with the strategic litigation team, the project coordinator, legal officers, case managers and other support staff. The external interactions include but are not limited to Women Rights Organizations, government institutions, Stake holders, Law Society of Kenya and suppliers of CREAW.

    Experience required: 

    1. Educated to a degree level, preferably a Bachelor of laws degree and having been admitted to the Bar. Preferably an LL.M in international legal practice .With at least six years’ proven litigation experience in Family law and sexual & gender based violence.
    2. Fluent in spoken and written English and Swahili.
    3. Proven writing/ drafting, communication and analytical skills.
    4. A good understanding of women’s and children’s human rights issues and a commitment to women’s rights.
    5. Ability to organize, plan and prioritize activities.
    6. Proven ability to lead a team under program
    7. Demonstrate skills in computer applications and data entry
    8. Must have demonstrated interest in women’s rights matters and have a good understanding and appreciation of the plight of the women.
    9. Working experience in project implementation and evaluation will be highly desirable
    10. Must be able to work comfortably and effectively with people of different national and cultural backgrounds and to establish and maintain constructive working relations in multi –cultural environment.
    11. Ability to organize work and prioritize, commitment, research skills and loyalty.

    Desired qualities

    1. Must have excellent oral, presentation and written communication skills.
    2. Excellent interpersonal skills.
    3. Have a personal commitment to work as a reliable, honest and trustworthy team member.
    4. Good judgement, tact, analytical and negotiation skills.
    5. Have customer relations skills and to deal patiently with all categories of staff.
    6. Good time management skills and be able to deliver with minimal supervision.
    7. Ability to work under competing priorities with strict deadlines.
    8. Ability to handle clients who have sometimes been victims of gender based violence.
    9. Ability to contribute to the overall objectives, mission and goals of CREAW operations

    Desirable

    1. Knowledge and understanding of programmatic reporting
    2. Demonstrated experience in developing and implementation of quality assurance plans and systems. 

    Personal Skills 

    1. Be able to demonstrate that they are technically very able across a sufficiently wide area, able to work without significant supervision and have developed a particular strength and reputation in their work area.
    2. Must be able demonstrate a respectable character to others in the organization and must have developed a good repute in their field
    3. People Skills: Ability to work both independently and as a team player.
    4. Integrity: Works with trustworthiness and integrity and has a clear commitment to CREAW’s core values.
    5. Resilience/adaptability and flexibility: Ability to operate effectively under difficult circumstances and to interact effectively with a geographically dispersed multicultural team.
    6. Please include  details for the application process and submission deadline.

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    County (Kilifi) Project Officer

    Background

    The project is being implemented in a consortium with GROOTS Kenya, The Collaborative Centre for Gender Development (CCGD) and CREAW in partnership with MasterCard Foundation under the COVID-19 Response, Recovery and resilience program, in 10 counties in Kenya namely: Nairobi, Kilifi, Kiambu, Kwale, Mombasa, Busia, Kajiado, Mandera, Kakamega and Tana-river.

    The target counties have recorded high cases of COVID 19 infections and by extension increased cases of GBV affecting women, girls, young persons and PWD’s. The project objectives are to: Strengthen institutional capacities of state and non-state actors to effectively address GBV during the COVID-19 pandemic and to improve knowledge management of GBV for evidence-based policy development and accountability.

    The project expects to achieve four result areas which are

    1. GBV service providers to have capacity to effectively and efficiently respond to reported GBV cases using the survivor friendly systems/hotlines.
    2. Public awareness of GBV responses measures promoted among youth, men and women to change behavior, attitude and practice with regard to women and girls rights and take action to prevent GBV
    3. Evidence and data on GBV to be effectively generated and used to influence and inform institutional response to GBV
    4. Effective coordination of multi-sectoral response to GBV to be put in place.

    Job Description

    JOB SUMMARY

    Reporting to the Program Coordinator, The County Project Officer is responsible for day to day project management and reporting, budgeting, collaboration with stakeholders, project beneficiaries to ensure effective and timely project implementation.

    S/he will collect data and produce all narrative reports. S/he will create and maintain relationships with local authorities and other key stakeholders and report to the project coordinator

    Tasks and Responsibilities

    • Overall coordination, management and implementation of the Gender Based Violence (GBV) activities in Kilifi County.
    • Provide professional and confidential services to survivors of GBV during the COVID 19 pandemic period, grounded in the CREAW’s holistic, survivor-centered case management approach.
    • Provide oversight for the project implementation on the project goal, objectives and activities.
    • Participate in the development of professional, effective and appropriate Gender based violence (GBV) prevention and response activities during the COVID 19 pandemic period.
    • Provide training, mentorship, and other technical support to outreach workers and service providers directly involved with the implementation of CREAW’s GBV programme/s.
    • Strengthen and maintain networks with community leaders, duty bearers, groups and service providers to ensure that survivors receive compassionate support from the community and to encourage greater communication, collaboration and coordination among partners (protection, health, legal, and psychosocial sectors).
    • Conducting virtual and or physical response-related trainings to key community stakeholders to promote quality service provision.
    • Develop work plans to guide implementation of the project activities.
    • Develop monitoring tools for data collection and reporting on the indicators and ensure proper monitoring of the project.
    • Design and produce a range of Information, Education and Communication materials to support awareness raising, advocacy and campaign activities.
    • Regularly collect and document human stories that show transformative change.
    • Manage and track project budgets in adherence to donor and organizational rules and policies.
    • Prepare accurate and timely reports of all project activities and expenditures.
    • Represent CREAW in meetings and forums with partners and other stakeholders.
    • Flexibility and willingness to travel, work long and irregular hours, including occasional weekends and holidays.
    • Undertake full operational responsibility over CREAW’s assets in Kilifi. 

    Qualifications

    • Education: Degree in Social Sciences, Gender and development studies or other relevant discipline coupled. 

    Additional Information

    Experience required: 

    1. At least 3 years’ experience of direct social work experience with a reputable agency and experience working with survivors of gender based Violence is required.
    2. Excellent written, verbal English and presentation/communication skills.
    3. Demonstrable ability to develop monthly project reports in a timely manner.
    4. Must exhibit an understanding of feminist approaches and principles.
    5. Experience in using collaborative, consensus based approaches to build local partner skills and knowledge, provide training and foster effective and participatory decision making.
    6. Demonstrated strong coordination, teamwork and planning skills.
    7. Exhibit a clear understanding of gender, abuse of power, and issues surrounding Gender based violence.
    8. Able to maintain confidentiality, medical ethics and respect for clients at all times.
    9. Experience in participatory techniques and community mobilization.
    10. Able to lead, train, supervise, facilitate and motivate GBV outreach workers in their respective tasks in a professional, respectful and supportive manner.
    11. Positive, highly motivated, innovative, with strong organizational and inter-personal skills.
    12. Able to coordinate multiple tasks while maintaining attention to quality and detail.
    13. Able to work as part of a team.
    14. Strong computer (word processing) literacy and able to use Microsoft Office suite of programs.
    15. Able to work under minimum supervision;
    16. Able to meet deadlines.
    17. Fluency in English and Kiswahili, including writing clear and concise reports.
    18. Experience with organizing, facilitating or conducting community activities including community trainings, focused group discussions, support groups, surveys and group activities.

    Desirable 

    1. Knowledge and understanding of programmatic reporting
    2. Problem Solving and demonstrable tact of Good judgement
    3. Candidates with a good understanding of Kilifi and other adjacent regions will have an added advantage. 

    Technical Skills 

    1. People Skills: Ability to work both independently and as a team player.
    2. Integrity: Works with trustworthiness and integrity and has a clear commitment to CREAW’s core values.
    3. Resilience/adaptability and flexibility: Ability to operate effectively under difficult circumstances and to interact effectively with a geographically dispersed multicultural team.
    4. This position may evolve with the incorporation of new responsibilities and tasks as per changing organizational needs.

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    County (Mombasa) Project Officer

    Background

    The project is being implemented in a consortium with GROOTS Kenya, The Collaborative Centre for Gender Development (CCGD) and CREAW in partnership with MasterCard Foundation under the COVID-19 Response, Recovery and resilience program, in 10 counties in Kenya namely: Nairobi, Kilifi, Kiambu, Kwale, Mombasa, Busia, Kajiado, Mandera, Kakamega and Tana-river.

    The target counties have recorded high cases of COVID 19 infections and by extension increased cases of GBV affecting women, girls, young persons and PWD’s. The project objectives are to: Strengthen institutional capacities of state and non-state actors to effectively address GBV during the COVID-19 pandemic and to improve knowledge management of GBV for evidence-based policy development and accountability.

    The project expects to achieve four result areas which are

    1. GBV service providers to have capacity to effectively and efficiently respond to reported GBV cases using the survivor friendly systems/hotlines.
    2. Public awareness of GBV responses measures promoted among youth, men and women to change behavior, attitude and practice with regard to women and girls rights and take action to prevent GBV
    3. Evidence and data on GBV to be effectively generated and used to influence and inform institutional response to GBV
    4. Effective coordination of multi-sectoral response to GBV to be put in place.

    Job Description

    JOB SUMMARY

    Reporting to the Program Coordinator, The County Project Officer is responsible for day to day project management and reporting, budgeting, collaboration with stakeholders, project beneficiaries to ensure effective and timely project implementation.

    S/he will collect data and produce all narrative reports. S/he will create and maintain relationships with local authorities and other key stakeholders and report to the project coordinator

    Tasks and Responsibilities

    • Overall coordination, management and implementation of the Gender Based Violence (GBV) activities in Kilifi County.
    • Provide professional and confidential services to survivors of GBV during the COVID 19 pandemic period, grounded in the CREAW’s holistic, survivor-centered case management approach.
    • Provide oversight for the project implementation on the project goal, objectives and activities.
    • Participate in the development of professional, effective and appropriate Gender based violence (GBV) prevention and response activities during the COVID 19 pandemic period.
    • Provide training, mentorship, and other technical support to outreach workers and service providers directly involved with the implementation of CREAW’s GBV programme/s.
    • Strengthen and maintain networks with community leaders, duty bearers, groups and service providers to ensure that survivors receive compassionate support from the community and to encourage greater communication, collaboration and coordination among partners (protection, health, legal, and psychosocial sectors).
    • Conducting virtual and or physical response-related trainings to key community stakeholders to promote quality service provision.
    • Develop work plans to guide implementation of the project activities.
    • Develop monitoring tools for data collection and reporting on the indicators and ensure proper monitoring of the project.
    • Design and produce a range of Information, Education and Communication materials to support awareness raising, advocacy and campaign activities.
    • Regularly collect and document human stories that show transformative change.
    • Manage and track project budgets in adherence to donor and organizational rules and policies.
    • Prepare accurate and timely reports of all project activities and expenditures.
    • Represent CREAW in meetings and forums with partners and other stakeholders.
    • Flexibility and willingness to travel, work long and irregular hours, including occasional weekends and holidays.
    • Undertake full operational responsibility over CREAW’s assets in Kilifi. 

    Qualifications

    • Education: Degree in Social Sciences, Gender and development studies or other relevant discipline coupled. 

    Additional Information

    Experience required: 

    1. At least 3 years’ experience of direct social work experience with a reputable agency and experience working with survivors of gender based Violence is required.
    2. Excellent written, verbal English and presentation/communication skills.
    3. Demonstrable ability to develop monthly project reports in a timely manner.
    4. Must exhibit an understanding of feminist approaches and principles.
    5. Experience in using collaborative, consensus based approaches to build local partner skills and knowledge, provide training and foster effective and participatory decision making.
    6. Demonstrated strong coordination, teamwork and planning skills.
    7. Exhibit a clear understanding of gender, abuse of power, and issues surrounding Gender based violence.
    8. Able to maintain confidentiality, medical ethics and respect for clients at all times.
    9. Experience in participatory techniques and community mobilization.
    10. Able to lead, train, supervise, facilitate and motivate GBV outreach workers in their respective tasks in a professional, respectful and supportive manner.
    11. Positive, highly motivated, innovative, with strong organizational and inter-personal skills.
    12. Able to coordinate multiple tasks while maintaining attention to quality and detail.
    13. Able to work as part of a team.
    14. Strong computer (word processing) literacy and able to use Microsoft Office suite of programs.
    15. Able to work under minimum supervision;
    16. Able to meet deadlines.
    17. Fluency in English and Kiswahili, including writing clear and concise reports.
    18. Experience with organizing, facilitating or conducting community activities including community trainings, focused group discussions, support groups, surveys and group activities.

    Desirable 

    1. Knowledge and understanding of programmatic reporting
    2. Problem Solving and demonstrable tact of Good judgement
    3. Candidates with a good understanding of Kilifi and other adjacent regions will have an added advantage. 

    Technical Skills 

    1. People Skills: Ability to work both independently and as a team player.
    2. Integrity: Works with trustworthiness and integrity and has a clear commitment to CREAW’s core values.
    3. Resilience/adaptability and flexibility: Ability to operate effectively under difficult circumstances and to interact effectively with a geographically dispersed multicultural team.
    4. This position may evolve with the incorporation of new responsibilities and tasks as per changing organizational needs.

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    Project Lawyers

    No of Positions: 2

    Background

    The project is being implemented in a consortium with GROOTS Kenya, The Collaborative Centre for Gender Development (CCGD), CREAW in partnership with MasterCard Foundation under the COVID-19 Response, Recovery and resilience program, in 10 counties in Kenya namely: Nairobi, Kilifi, Kiambu, Kwale, Mombasa, Busia, Kajiado, Mandera, Kakamega and Tana-river.

    The target counties have recorded high cases of COVID 19 infections and by extension increased cases of Gender based violence (GBV) affecting women, girls, young persons and PWD’s. The project objectives are to: Strengthen institutional capacities of state and non-state actors to effectively address GBV during the COVID-19 pandemic and to improve knowledge management of GBV for evidence-based policy development and accountability.

    The project expects to achieve four result areas which are

    1. GBV service providers to have capacity to effectively and efficiently respond to reported GBV cases using the survivor friendly systems/hotlines.
    2. Public awareness of GBV responses measures promoted among youth, men and women to change behavior, attitude and practice with regard to women and girls rights and take action to prevent GBV
    3. Evidence and data on GBV to be effectively generated and used to influence and inform institutional response to GBV
    4. Effective coordination of multi-sectoral response to GBV to be put in place.

    Job Description

    JOB SUMMARY

    The Project Lawyers will report to the Head of Legal department and are responsible to supervise the implementation of all legal activities sites according to the project content and in compliance with CREAW standards and operating procedures. They will provide assistance and technical guidance when needed.

    Tasks and Responsibilities

    1. Provide legal advice to clients: take their briefs, refer distressed clients for counselling and conduct mediation between parties, Prepare pleadings and legal briefs, Court attendance
    2. Provide legal representation to women and girls before various institutions and platforms including courts of law, police stations, chiefs’ offices and local administrative structures;
    3. Initiate partnerships and liaise with state functionaries, service providers and academia, primarily in the legal arena, to assist women and girls facing gender based violence and other forms of discrimination;
    4. Interact with a network of law enforcement authorities, government officials, service providers and activists in the women’s movement;
    5. Provide legal trainings and prepare training materials for partner organizations and other stakeholders;
    6. In liaison with the Program officer, prepare quarterly reports of legal cases handled by the Addressing GBV project;
    7. Prepare, in a timely manner, materials for both internal and external use including reports, action materials, and submissions to be made in different forums;
    8. Represent the organization in national and international forums as and when appropriate;
    9. Ensuring timely and regular reporting on the project implementation to the immediate supervisor and the development partners;
    10. Assigning duties and supervising the legal assistants (court clerks) and ensuring duties are carried out effectively and efficiently;
    11. Coordination of research under the legal advocacy program and projects; and
    12. Any other duty that may be assigned from time to time to further the vision and mission of CREAW

    Additional Information

    Close interaction with the strategic litigation team, the program coordinator, legal officers, case managers and other support staff. The external interactions include but are not limited to Women Rights Organizations, government institutions, Stake holders and suppliers of CREAW.

    Experience required: 

    1. A degree in law (masters in law is preferable)
    2. At least 3 years proven litigation experience in Family law and sexual & gender based violence.
    3. Fluent in spoken and written English and Swahili.
    4. Proven writing/ drafting, communication and analytical skills.
    5. A good understanding of women’s and children’s human rights issues and a commitment to women’s rights.
    6. Ability to organize, plan and prioritize activities.
    7. Proven ability to lead a team under program
    8. Demonstrate skills in computer applications and data entry
    9. Must have demonstrated interest in women’s rights matters and have a good understanding and appreciation of the plight of the women.
    10. Working experience in project implementation and evaluation will be highly desirable
    11. Must be able to work comfortably and effectively with people of different national and cultural backgrounds and to establish and maintain constructive working relations in multi –cultural environment.
    12. Ability to organize work and prioritize, commitment, research skills and loyalty. 

     Desired qualities

    1. Must have excellent oral, presentation and written communication skills.
    2. Excellent interpersonal skills.
    3. Have a personal commitment to work as a reliable, honest and trustworthy team member.
    4. Good judgement, tact, analytical and negotiation skills.
    5. Have customer relations skills and to deal patiently with all categories of staff.
    6. Good time management skills and be able to deliver with minimal supervision.
    7. Ability to work under competing priorities with strict deadlines.
    8. Ability to handle clients who have sometimes been victims of gender based violence.
    9. Ability to contribute to the overall objectives, mission and goals of CREAW operations

    Desirable

    1. Knowledge and understanding of programmatic reporting
    2. Demonstrated experience in developing and implementation of quality assurance plans and systems. 

    Personal Skills 

    1. People Skills: Ability to work both independently and as a team player.
    2. Integrity: Works with trustworthiness and integrity and has a clear commitment to CREAW’s core values.
    3. Resilience/adaptability and flexibility: Ability to operate effectively under difficult circumstances and to interact effectively with a geographically dispersed multicultural team.

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    Monitoring and Evaluation Officer (M&E)

    Job Description

    JOB SUMMARY

    The Monitoring and Evaluation Officer will be reporting to the Program Coordinator and will be in charge of supervising training and adoption of standard operating procedures and oversees the timely and quality implementation of M&E and knowledge management and learning initiatives.

    S/He will be in charge of design and dissemination of M&E tools baseline, questionnaires, surveys, distribution lists and other tools and support field-based staff towards ensuring effective management of CREAW projects.

    S/he will be responsible for the implementation of M&E initiatives of the M&E tools and systems developed for the projects.

    S/he will train enumerators and other Project staff in charge of data collection across the projects. S/he will be responsible for efficient and timely implementation of M&E initiatives across all project locations and ensures data quality at all stages. 

    Tasks and Responsibilities 

    The M&E officer shall be expected to:

    1. Carry out an assessment and review of CREAW’s existing M&E system following which s/he will lead a consultative process to address issues arising from the review, including exploring different M&E frameworks and options with CREAW. The assessment will include:
    • A desk review of current CREAW’s M&E documentation including any previous M&E reviews;
    • A series of focus group discussions and one-on-one interviews and questionnaires with CREAW staff and board members, community groups and area associations and other relevant stakeholders such as donors,
    • Field visits with CREAW staff to an agreed sample of CREAW project sites to gather data from interventions and review the current monitoring system to adduce what works and what doesn’t;
    • Collate and analyze data to highlight the strengths and weaknesses of CREAW current participatory M&E system at all levels, taking into account how data is currently collected, stored, analyzed and used for organizational learning and accountability;
    • Share the findings and recommendations with CREAW staff for feedback and reflection during a one day workshop in Kenya, and collate these into a final report with recommendations for what could be done differently or better.

    2.  Develop and or improve, in consultation with program teams, a robust M&E and learning framework, strategy and plan that is appropriate to the size and complexity of the Organisation, and ultimately allows CREAW to:

    • effectively measure, use and share results from across all activities to support decision making at different levels:
    • effectively measure, use and share results from across all activities to support learning;
    • effectively measure, use and share results from across all activities to support accountability and meet the information needs of different internal and external audiences;
    • aggregate data from their operational areas;

    3.  Strengthen capacity of the programme officers to report on impact while respecting and working supportively with communities on issues of women’s rights and gender equality.

    4.  Work with relevant CREAW staff to design and develop monitoring tools required to implement the new M&E system, including identifying the training needs and training of staff where appropriate.

    5.  Provide support, through ongoing mentoring, to the piloting and rollout of CREAW’s new M&E system across its operational and activity areas and support CREAW to review and adjust the M&E tools where necessary.

    Design and build of improved CREAW PME system

    we expect the M&E officer to:

    1. Provide various M&E options and approaches that are appropriate to the size and complexity of the organization in response to the findings from the in-depth review, and explore these for best fit with CREAW.
    2. Work with project staff to design and develop a robust and relevant organizational M&E strategy, system and M&E Learning framework that responds to the organization’s needs, and those of their diverse stakeholders. This should be based on agreed, identified needs with CREAW which can be implemented across the organization.
    3. Work with project staff in developing appropriate M&E tools, key performance indicators, and project specific indicators to be included as part of the M&E framework.
    4. Identify training needs and support the delivery of necessary training for CREAW staff.
    5. Provide regular mentoring and support (to be agreed) during the testing of these tools and during piloting and roll out across the organization.

    Qualifications and work experience 

    The M&E officer must poses the following qualifications and experience

    1. Must have a post graduate or bachelor`s degree in Social Sciences, Development Studies, Statistics or a related discipline with 3-5 years’ experience in M&E
    2. Proven knowledge and analytical capacity in relation to gender, human rights, and a rights-based approach to development and women’s rights; Essential
    3. Experience in developing M&E and documentation systems (including key performance indicators, specific project indicators, data collection tools, functional databases for civil society organizations), as well as organizational development. Essential
    4. Knowledge of formulating process and system indicators for sector reform programmes, with experience in change management; Essential
    5. In-depth understanding and knowledge of the work of non-governmental organizations, in particular civil society capacity building within the Africa region;
    6. Experience with and supportive attitude towards processes of strengthening local organizations and building local capacities;
    7. Good listening, communication and analytical skills; Essential
    8. Good capacity to gather information from a variety of source materials;
    9. Experience in evaluating projects on small entrepreneurship, on areas related to CREAW core programmes and capacity building programmes;
    10. Excellent time management skills;
    11. Excellent written skills
    12. Proven facilitation skills;
    13. Proven experience in facilitating training in M&E;
    14. Experience and skills in participatory strategic and operational planning; Desirable
    15. Highly motivated and committed to the values of transparency and integrity;
    16. Fluency in English a distinct advantage.
    17.  Proven experience and contactable references from credible past NGO M&E strengthening work.

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    Project Counselors

    No of Positions: 2

    Background

    The project is being implemented in a consortium with GROOTS Kenya, The Collaborative Centre for Gender Development (CCGD), CREAW in partnership with MasterCard Foundation under the COVID-19 Response, Recovery and resilience program, in 10 counties in Kenya namely: Nairobi, Kilifi, Kiambu, Kwale, Mombasa, Busia, Kajiado, Mandera, Kakamega and Tana-river.

    The target counties have recorded high cases of COVID 19 infections and by extension increased cases of GBV affecting women, girls, young persons and PWD’s. The project objectives are to: Strengthen institutional capacities of state and non-state actors to effectively address GBV during the COVID-19 pandemic and to improve knowledge management of GBV for evidence-based policy development and accountability.

    The project expects to achieve four result areas which are

    1. GBV service providers to have capacity to effectively and efficiently respond to reported GBV cases using the survivor friendly systems/hotlines.
    2. Public awareness of GBV responses measures promoted among youth, men and women to change behavior, attitude and practice with regard to women and girls rights and take action to prevent GBV
    3. Evidence and data on GBV to be effectively generated and used to influence and inform institutional response to GBV
    4. Effective coordination of multi-sectoral response to GBV to be put in place.

    Job Description

    JOB SUMMARY

    Reporting to the Project Officer (VAWG), the project counselors will be responsible for the provision of psychosocial support to the survivors of GBV and case management. These services include trauma counseling, individual and group therapy and re-integration services of the services for wellness. The assignment will focus on diagnosis, counseling and generation of reports for these sessions. The counselor will also be responsible for training case managers on basic counselling skills to respond to cases of GBV within the project areas and ensure effective case management whilst utilizing monitoring and evaluation systems to ensure high quality services.

    Tasks and Responsibilities

    Responsibilities 

    1.  Case Management:
    • Support the maintenance of an effective and confidential case management system.
    • Ensure provision of professional and confidential psychosocial services to survivors of GBV through a survivor-centered case management approach.
    • Provision of psychosocial activities at CREAW’s satellite office in Kibera and remotely to other target counties based on participatory community assessments.
    • Develop professional, effective and appropriate GBV psychosocial programming, including direct individual and group counseling support.
    • Develop and ensure implementation of psychosocial activities that are responsive to the needs of women and girls survivors of gender based violence.
    • Participate in maintaining and updating quality GBV database on a regular basis.
    • Take lead in preparing all relevant reports regarding the CREAW’s psychosocial activities, beneficiary databases.

    2.  Capacity Development:

    • Mentor and provide technical support to staff and case officers directly involved with the psychosocial and care for SGBV survivors.
    • Monitor and supervise case management, including capacity building through training and on-the-job training.
    • Provide guidance regarding psychosocial activities to all partners and case officers to ensure all programme activities meet best practice standards
    • Outreach and Community Engagement and:
    • Strengthen and maintain networks with all partners including community leaders, women leaders, service providers to ensure that survivors receive compassionate support from the community and to encourage greater communication, collaboration and coordination among partners
    • Enhance & Conduct community mobilization on the uptake of counseling services and support other GBV staff in conducting GBV awareness sessions in the community

    3.  Coordination:

    • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with all stakeholders, including community members and leaders, consortium members, and other CREAW team members to enhance multi-agency and multi-sectoral cooperation and coordination on response activities.
    • Maintain a strong working relationship with Health and other partners to support the provision of quality care to gender based survivors
    • Support the development and strengthening of an effective GBV referral system and coordination mechanisms for the program.
    • Lead case conferences and support GBV coordination meetings with partners and community members

    4.  Staff Management and Development:

    • Take lead in ensuring that all frontline staff participate in debriefing and professional supervision.
    • Fulfil any other duties and responsibilities as assigned. 

    Experience required: 

    1. Minimum of Degree in Counselling and/or Psychology. A Social Science or related degree is preferred.
    2. Minimum 3 years of direct psychosocial/counselling experience with a reputable agency; experience working with survivors of violence preferred.
    3. Clear understanding of gender, abuse of power, and issues surrounding Gender based violence.
    4. Able to maintain confidentiality, medical ethics and respect for clients at all times.
    5. Experience in participatory techniques and community mobilization
    6. Able to lead, train, supervise, facilitate and motivate GBV case managers in their respective tasks in a professional, respectful and supportive manner.
    7. Positive, highly motivated, innovative, with strong organizational and inter-personal skills.
    8. Able to coordinate multiple tasks while maintaining attention to quality and detail.
    9. Able to work as part of a team.
    10. Strong knowledge of computer applications, including MS Word and Excel.
    11. Able to work remotely under minimum supervision
    12. Able to meet deadlines.
    13. Fluency in English/ Kiswahili, including writing clear and concise reports.

    Desired qualities

    1. Must have excellent verbal, presentation and written communication skills.
    2. Excellent interpersonal skills.
    3. Have a personal commitment to work as a reliable, honest and trustworthy team member.
    4. Good judgement, tact, analytical and negotiation skills.
    5. Have customer relations skills and to deal patiently with all categories of staff.
    6. Good time management skills and be able to deliver with minimal supervision.
    7. Ability to work under competing priorities with strict deadlines.
    8. Ability to handle clients who have sometimes been victims of gender based violence.
    9. Ability to contribute to the overall objectives, mission and goals of CREAW operations

    Preferred Qualifications:

    1. Experience with organizing, facilitating or conducting any of the following community activities: community discussions, surveys, group activities, etc.
    2. Experience working in a GBV programme.

    Personal Skills 

    1. People Skills: Ability to work both independently and as a team player.
    2. Integrity: Works with trustworthiness and integrity and has a clear commitment to CREAW’s core values.
    3. Resilience/adaptability and flexibility: Ability to operate effectively under difficult circumstances and to interact effectively with a geographically dispersed multicultural team.

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