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  • Posted: Aug 2, 2022
    Deadline: Not specified
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  • CARE International is a major humanitarian agency delivering emergency relief and long-term international development projects.
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    Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning Coordinator

    JOB SUMMARY

    The purpose of the MEAL Coordinator position is to provide leadership and support in development and operationalization of an M&E system, including M&E plans at program and partner levels, and ensure that the system aligns with CARE Kenya M&E indicators; Support the team and partner staff in M&E capacity to monitor and demonstrate progress and outcomes of interventions. In addition, the MEAL Coordinator will be supervising data management support to the program, to help strengthen data quality checks and ensure that data is of high quality, supporting the program team to carry out onsite data verifications, strengthening program quality and accountability and generating evidence, documentation of innovations and their outcomes at all levels of the program. The MEAL Coordinator will also ensure quality of program activities at CARE and partner level are assessed against set quality benchmarks; that program stakeholder input is sought at different levels; and program findings are shared with the stakeholders and participant and partner feedback incorporated into program decision making process, for accountability and learning.

    ROLES AND RESPOSIBILITIES

    Leadership and Coordination in the Development and operationalisation of an M&E system and Capacity Building

    • Provide leadership support in all aspects of M&E for the program
    • Work with Program manager in the development of the M&E plan and implementation strategy, ensuring that all interventions are well captured and indicators of monitoring progress and measuring outcomes are technically sound and captured.
    • Support compliance to the program M&E Plan at Country office level and monitoring compliance of partners and CAREs M&E plans.
    • Working with the Program Manager, develop tools for data collection and reporting, and their guidelines for use and ensuring that compliance to the tools is achieved.
    • Develop assessments and identification of program beneficiaries, program data base and ensure the same is updated monthly and reports generated, as often as per indicators for reporting progress at individual level and contextual level.
    • Support monitoring of M&E activities as indicated in the work plan and against the M&E budget.
    • Ensure compliance to monitoring and reporting timelines for the project
    • Working closely with the program team provide quarterly progress updates on program activities against implementation and M&E plan and ensure that the actions proposed are incorporated to improve performance measurement.
    • Working with the Program team to identify M&E capacity gaps and develop capacity building plans to address those gaps.
    • stays connect to the CARE-wide COP on MEAL and develops plans and tools in line with CARE’s standards for MEAL and KM in Vision 2030
    • Working closely with Program team to support the documentation, publication, and sharing of Human-Interest Stories and lessons learnt.
    • Support the Program Manager in planning and facilitating program monitoring and evaluation strengthening activities for the program.
    • Explore ways to bring more participant-centred learning into MEAL strategy and approaches

    Providing adequate data management support to the program while ensuring that data is of highest quality and there is evidence of adequate support documentation

    • Responsible for updating the program database/ performance framework monthly with verified performance results.
    • Support in the development of database/data capturing tools.
    • Closely work with the Program team to perform data quality checks/verification to all data received and collected with an aim of ensuring that program data is reliable and accurate.
    • Together with the Program team, perform quarterly and annual monitoring support at field level and routinely support in conducting data audits/trails.
    • Ensure that all program data support documents are appropriately stored for easy of retrieval during verification and other need basis.

    Strengthened Collaboration and Networking

    • Represent the Program in core monitoring and evaluation committees, National & County engagements, and related program activities as necessary.
    • Represent the Program in decentralised M&E forums, selected M&E capacity building and strengthening forums with a view to keeping the program informed on current initiatives and developments in M&E and provide staffs updates from these forums.
    • Share project successes and learning in relevant national and regional forums (external to CARE)
    • Identify key audiences and platforms to share program learning, results, and publications to influence the sector and promote visibility and learning across projects.
    • Connect to key adolescent empowerment and micro-credit networks to share project publications, present on panels, etc.
    • Perform any other duty as assigned by the supervisor, related to collaboration and networking.

    Strengthen CARE’s performance in Food Security and Nutrition, and related Program interventions

    • Support enhanced management cohesion of cross sectoral and innovation areas of the program at sectoral National and Country Office programs and staff, in MEAL.
    • Strengthen CARE’s Monitoring and Evaluation roles including MEAL systems development, reporting of Program and Program Information and Impact Reporting System (PIIRS), capacity strengthening on quality M&E
    • Support CARE’s achievement of strategic interventions as outlined in the strategic plan, program principles and other frameworks
    • Undertake any other relevant duties as assigned by supervisor or management that enhance CARE’s mission.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    Education/Training

    • A bachelor’s degree in social science, IT, statistics, M and E or related field – a master’s degree will be an added advantage
    • Training in M&E is required.
    • Training in Gender will be an added advantage

    Experience and Competencies Required

    • Five years of work experience in monitoring and evaluation of food security and nutrition programs
    • Familiarity with performance-based funding systems and procedures.
    • Ability to develop and implement monitoring and evaluation plans
    • Excellent data analysis and report writing skills
    • Computer literacy, particularly in the use of MS Access, MS Excel and statistical packages (SPSS, STATA, EPI INFO etc)
    • Data and information presentation and writing skills
    • Strong mentorship and partnership skills
    • Analytical capacity
    • Excellent inter-personal, facilitation skills and communication skills
    • Person of high moral character and professional integrity
    • Must expressly be supportive of girls and women’s empowerment

    Closing: 5 August 2022

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    Monitoring Evaluation, Accountability and Learning Officer

    JOB SUMMARY

    Reporting to the Project Manager the officer will be responsible for field-level monitoring and evaluation of CARE International’s Natural Resource Management (NRM) activities in BORESHA in Mandera (Kenya), Dolo Ado (Ethiopia) and Gedo Region (Somalia). He/she will work closely with the Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor based the Regional Project Management Unit (PMU).

    The monitoring and evaluation (M&E) officer will be responsible for supporting the project to undertake monitoring and evaluation activities including strengthening management information systems. This will include supporting data management systems for all technical areas covered by the project; beneficiary targeting, selection of beneficiaries, data collection, baselines and other evaluations/assessments and project components. The M&E Officer will support the project team in developing a Monitoring and Evaluation framework for the project and facilitate the collation of routine monthly, quarterly summary data for indicator reporting and providing feedback to the project team and foster data use for decision making. In addition, the M&E officer will be providing data management support to the project on a day-to-day basis, to help strengthen data checks and ensure that data is of high quality, supporting project officers to carry out onsite data verifications and mainly drives the learning agenda (generating evidence, documentation of innovations and their outcomes at all levels) of the project.

    ROLES AND RESPOSIBILITIES

    Leadership and Coordination for CARE in the Development and operationalization of an M&E system and Innovations Knowledge management and Learning system and Capacity Building

    • Lead the monitoring of CARE’s M&E plan and implementation strategy for the Project, ensuring that all interventions and innovations are well captured and indicators of monitoring progress and measuring outcomes are technically sound and captured.
    • Support the Project Manager in the development and management of a coordinated partnership with Project Management Unit as well as local government M&E (agreements, performance benchmarks, supportive systems, operational engagement)
    • Provide leadership support to project staff in the 3 Countries (Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia) on all aspects of M&E for the project
    • Working closely with the field Project team, review and support development of M&E plans for the project that is in line with the overall program M&E plan.
    • Support compliance to the project M&E Plan at Country office level and monitoring compliance of partners and CAREs M&E plans.
    • Support the Project Manager in developing selection criteria for identification of project beneficiaries.
    • Maintain project data base and ensure the same is updated monthly and reports generated, as often as per indicators for reporting progress at individual level and contextual level.
    • Support monitoring of M&E activities as indicated in their work plan while ensuring that the activities are in line with what is stipulated in their M&E plans and subsequently monitoring their M&E budgets.
    • Working closely with Project team, support the documentation of lessons learnt, case studies, technical briefs and writing of articles for the BORESHA SHEKO newsletter

    Providing adequate data management support to the project while ensuring that data is of highest quality and there is evidence of adequate support documentation

    • Responsible for updating the project database in CARE, with verified performance results, ensuring partners project performance is up to date and supporting partners to track the same at their level for effective measurement of overall project performance.
    • Ensure individual tracking data base is up to date, and that M&E partners supportive activities are timely undertaken to enhance the learning agenda
    • Support partner to develop database/data capturing tools at their level for them to keep track of their performance and ensure efficient decision making.
    • Closely working with the project team, perform data quality checks/verification to all data received from partners with an aim of ensuring that project data received is reliable and accurate.
    • Ensuring partners are complying with the projects reporting guidelines and tools and supporting them to utilize the same appropriately.
    • Working closely with the Senior Project Officers in Mandera (Kenya), Dolo Ado (Ethiopia) and Gedo Region (Somalia) and supported by the BORESHA Regional M&E Coordinator, timely monitoring support at field level and routinely support the Project Management Unit to carry out data audits/trails.
    • Ensure that all project data support documents are appropriately stored for easy of retrieval during verification and other need basis.

    Strengthened Collaboration and Networking

    • Represent the project in core monitoring and evaluation committees, county engagements and related project activities as necessary.
    • Represent project in decentralized M&E forums, selected M&E capacity building and strengthening forums with a view to keeping the project and partners informed on current initiatives and developments in M&E and provide staffs updates from these forums.
    • Perform any other duty as assigned by the supervisor, related to collaboration and networking.

    Strengthen CAREs project implementation performance

    • Support enhanced management cohesion of cross sectoral and innovation areas of the project at sectoral and Country Office projects and staff, in M&E.
    • Strengthen CARE’s Monitoring and Evaluation roles including M&E systems development, reporting, capacity strengthening on quality M&E
    • Support CARE’s achievement of strategic interventions as outlined in the strategic plan, project principles and other frameworks
    • Undertake any other relevant duties as assigned by supervisor or management that enhance CARE’s mission

    QUALIFICATIONS

    Education/Training

    • A bachelor's degree in Social Science, IT, Statistics, Economics, Natural Resource Management, Environment, Agriculture, M&E or related field – a master's degree will be an added advantage
    • Training in M&E is required.
    • Training in Gender will be an added advantage

    Experience and Competencies Required

    • Five years of work experience in monitoring and evaluation of either, or, emergency interventions, cash-based interventions, health, food security and nutrition, education and economic empowerment projects
    • Experience in monitoring rangelands management interventions or closely related activities will be an advantage
    • Familiarity with performance-based funding systems and procedures.
    • Ability to develop and implement monitoring and evaluation plans
    • Excellent data analysis and report writing skills
    • Computer literacy, particularly in the use of MS Access, MS Excel and statistical packages (SPSS, STATA, EPI INFO etc)
    • Knowledge of Somali language and prior working experience with cross border programs will be added advantage
    • Data and information presentation skills
    • Strong mentorship and partnership skills
    • Analytical capacity
    • Excellent inter-personal, facilitation skills and communication skills
    • Person of high moral character and professional integrity
    • Must expressly be supportive to girls and women’s empowerment

    Closing: 5 August 2022

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    Project Manager

    The Manager will provide overall administrative and budget management, financial tracking and reporting, results tracking and reporting, and decision making regarding implementation support, contract management and compliance. to ensure that services are delivered. He/She shall be in charge of day- day running of the project and therefore, will supervise the project staff. The Manager, together with the team will develop the PMF pack, including work plans and M&E plans for effective and efficient delivery of the project activities. The Manager will be responsible for developing effective communication, maintaining partnerships, knowledge management, learning and using innovative methods to report project impacts.

    ROLES AND RESPOSIBILITIES

    Program oversight and management

    • Lead in the preparation and management of the Project Monitoring Folder (PMF) (Approved proposal, approved work plan, signed contract, approved budget, staffing plan, procurement plan, MEAL plan, communication plan, and update program and financial expense reports) detailed implementation plans, procurement plans, prepare budget tracking and expenditure tools and review them at least monthly. Clarify on the proposed timeline/ frequency for review.
    • Organize in consultation with the PQA&L Manager inception and planning forums, quarterly review meeting, annual and learning forums to facilitate coordination, collaboration, and effective delivery of all components of the project and ensure timely preparations of high quality of narrative reports and financial reports according to donor standards
    • Guide the development of sound monitoring and evaluation systems to ensure proper implementation. This will involve the use of monthly activity plans (MAPS), monthly activity reports (MARS) and monitoring evaluation and learning tools and programming approaches such as SAA, FFBS and CSC.
    • Ensure communication flow is understood by all partners and that timely communication for project concerns are shared with project governance structures, supervisor and other levels of management while ensuring that all official processes for internal and external communication are adhered to.
    • Establish good working relationship, oversee networking, liaising & collaboration activities, and coordinate with Project stakeholders to facilitate smooth project implementation, nurture support for key program components and successful growth of the project. Particularly with Council of Governors, County Governments of Nyandarua

    Contract and Budget Management

    • Oversee the grants and partnership management implementation, accountability, and compliance to all contractual requirements of the project.
    • Ensure full awareness of donor contractual clauses and develop checklist for clauses that are transferable and ensure these are implemented as per conditions in the partners grant agreement.
    • In collaboration with the Award and Sub-Award ensure time bound conditions are reflected by date and a tracking list generated for tracking compliance to conditions and timelines for the project ensure conditions are met.
    • Ensuring timely identification of risks and communicate these in writing to CARE’s management through the designated supervisor
    • Prepare, revise and in a timely manner operationalize procurement plans for the project with support and guidance from procurement team.
    • Review in consultation with finance team all project financial reports submitted by finance monthly while providing timely feedback on all aspects to enhance proper and efficient utilization of project funds, analyzing budget burn rates against planned activities/expenditure plans.
    • Prepare and manage project assets and inventory held by the CARE and partners as per donor requirements and CARE policies and regulations.
    • Support and coordinate preparation for audits annually in consultation with finance department and support Senior Management in planning and responding to project audit queries.

    Program Quality, Knowledge Management and Learning

    • In collaboration with the PQA&L Manager facilitate the development of a comprehensive MEAL Plan, Detailed Project Implementation Plan, Performance Measurement Framework and Operational Plan together with the Project team.
    • Support in the development of action plan for operationalization of the MEAL plan for Project. Support in mentorship of the MEAL staff in the development and execution of the MEAL system.
    • Review MEAL reports and components of it in the project reports in accordance with contracts and develop a system for validation of information.
    • Organize and oversee field technical and monitoring visits and supporting plans for ongoing monitoring and evaluation of ongoing project activities. Develop management project progress update reports.
    • Institute a learning agenda, develop and implement to promote a culture of learning, information sharing, dialogue, and critical analysis, intended to improve quality of programming, adoption of good practices, and influencing policies and practices at scale.
    • In collaboration with PQA&L manager contribute to development and execution of the Country Office communication and Visibility Strategy Including communication materials to disseminate the impacts of gender transformative change in food & nutrition and WASH and scale up. (Internal and external)
    • Prepare & share project success and learning in relevant national and regional forums (external to CARE). Ultimately responsible for ensuring the high quality and timely delivery of donor reporting (narrative and financial) for all projects, as well as compliance with CARE’s internal reporting processes
    • Ensure that respective donors’ contractual requirements, and all relevant laws and regulations of Kenya, are fully adhered to by the team, by overseeing the development and implementation of appropriate plans to meet requirements.

    Resource Mobilization, Partnership, Advocacy and Communication

    • Support preparation of concept notes and proposals working closely with the Program Director and Program Quality Manager and respective technical team/ advisors.
    • Support CO effort to position for new business opportunities by capturing and documenting best practices and showcasing CARE Kenya programmatic service delivery, research and achievements for increased visibility and strategic partnership
    • Scope out existing opportunities in areas of expertise to allow program growth and sustainability.
    • Lead in the mobilization of resources for the implementation of projects by developing partnerships with existing sources of funding, international conventions, and donors.
    • Explore possibility of leveraging CARE funds/resources with other external funds such as devolved funds from local government, private sector, and other related public private partners in order to achieve high impact and synergies.
    • Support CARE resource mobilization aligning with CO program strategy and growth/ sustainability plan.
    • Collaboratively work with the Program Director on all resource mobilization plans for the CO for guidance support & layering effort.
    • Support the exploration and negotiation of external partnerships ensuring that opportunity are identified at local and national levels and beyond. Including private sector and new emerging avenues/ opportunities (non- traditional funders)
    • Acts as an advocate for policy sector engagement in nutrition in Kenya, on behalf of CARE
    • Engaging with external stakeholders through a positive, proactive and strategic approach to brand building and effective representation of CARE’s programmatic work in Kenya.

    Staff Supervision and HR Management

    • Effectively distribute work among staff by ensuring that the staffing plan takes on board considerations for effective duty allocations, performance management and that teamwork is always maintained. (Staff wellness and support).
    • Ensure timely, consistent, and adequate compliance with CARE-Kenya’s performance management system including midterm and annual performance appraisal processes.
    • Responsible for promoting gender sensitivity, equity and rights within the program set up.
    • Ensure the new staffs are properly oriented to CARE principles and guidelines at the program onset or at the time of joining the organization/program.
    • Facilitate the staffs to develop their job descriptions (JDs) to meet the job and program requirements, individual operation plans (IOPs) and Annual operation plans (AOPs).
    • Initiate and conduct staff confirmations and issuance of CARE mandatory identifications cards.
    • Ensure the program staffs have appropriate technical support, equipment, standard operating procedures (SOPs) and communication systems to facilitate their daily chores.
    • Line manage direct reports including supporting work plan development and performance management.
    • Coach, guide and mentor leaders within project team and the department so that they are effective and maximize on their potential in their respective fields

    Program Administration and Operations

    • Approve all travel expenses reports (TERs), Project advances and Procurement requests of the program field staffs after verifications.
    • Arrange and recommend staff leave requests in a manner that will not disrupt project or program activities.
    • Liaise with the Procurement Manager and Field staff to ensure smooth and timeliness in the operations of the project procurement services’ needs.
    • Prepare quarterly procurement schedules and process according to CARE and donors’ regulations with the Program Coordinator and review these monthly.
    • Monitor project expenses in coordination with the CARE Finance’s tracking systems and monthly Contract Budget Statement reports and maintain strict adherence to CARE financial policy.
    • Ensure rationalized utility of the program assets including motor vehicles/motorcycles, computers, Satellite Thuraya phones, Smart phones, cameras, GPs gadgets, and any other asset entrusted to the project. 

    QUALIFICATIONS

    Education/Training

    • Bachelor or Master’s degree from a recognized institution/university in the following areas; Nutrition, Agriculture, Agribusiness development, Rural Development/Livelihoods, Gender Studies, food science, public health, economics

    Experience and Competencies Required

    • Minimum of five years’ experience working in Nutrition, agricultural development, value chains, enterprise, and/or agribusiness in an East African setting and Kenya in particular
    • At least five years` management experience in leading and developing projects in a multi-cultural environment at national level in the private sector, food industry or with development organizations.
    • Experience in influencing the development and implementation of nutrition-related policies
    • Experience in agricultural market & value chain analysis, or activities linking small holder farmers to agricultural commodities markets
    • Experience in programming on gender equality and women’s voice and use of appropriate tools and approaches for challenging social norms
    • Strong experience in donor reporting, designing, setting up and coordinating, monitoring, evaluation and impact assessment systems and processes.
    • Experience in building effective personal networks at a senior level, showing track record on successful fundraising with statutory, private and corporate donors.
    • Demonstrated in‐depth understanding of program issues and policy work at organizational, national and international levels.
    • Understanding of key trends in international development.
    • Broad understanding of the nutrition-food systems nexus, public health and community development.
    • Demonstrated success in building and managing multi-disciplinary team

    Closing: 5 August 2022

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    Livelihoods Project Officer- CASCADE

    JOB SUMMARY

    The purpose of the Livelihoods Project Officer is to provide leadership in the delivery of the CASCADE activities on increasing women’s access/control and influence over of household and agricultural assets and incomes, specifically the delivery of the Farmer Field and Business School, Social Analysis and Action and VSLA methodologies in the project. The Project Officer will work with partners and other stakeholders in equipping the small-holder women farmers and community-based trainers with the necessary capacities for increased food and nutrition security in the targeted project implementation areas. Jointly with the Project team, S/He will be responsible for planning and implementation of the CASCADE, monitoring, Evaluation, and documentation; partnerships development, coordination and representation at the County level and maintenance of the Project resources among other activities related to the achievement of CASCADE project objectives in the area of operation.

    RESPONSIBILITY 1: Planning & implementation of CASCADE project milestones-40%

    • Conduct community entry activities, adapting the FFBS to the agricultural seasonal cycle
    • Together with social services, VSLA groups and agriculture extension department identify community-based trainers (CBTs) for the intervention
    • With support from the CASCADE Project Manager develop FFBS training modules for the selected value chains
    • Conduct TOT for Extension and CBTs on the FFBS and SAA
    • In collaboration with the Country agriculture extension departments, support training of staff and partners and community-based trainers on the farmer field and business school model and SAA
    • Support linkages between the trained female small scale farmers to allow inter and intra skills transfer and support and implementation of the action plans generated from the SAA.
    • Jointly with the Country Agriculture extension departments, establish FFBS at the community and apply the FFBS (trainings and dialogues) as a capacity strengthening model around agency, structure and relation on agriculture, markets, financial services and business development skills for women and project targets

    RESPONSIBILITY 2: Supporting Monitoring, Evaluation, Reporting and Learning on CASCADE-30%

    • Liaise with Project Manager and MEAL Coordinator to ensure preparation of timely draft narrative reports meeting donor standards.
    • Support in the development of annual workplans, and detailed implementation and monitoring plans. 
    • Identify and document challenges in implementation that would have negative impact and or undermine the performance of the project, identify solutions and implement actions on timely basis to avert negative performance in consultation with project manager and M&E Coordinator.
    • Share monthly data on indicator performance, discuss and ensure partners are aware of the indicators performance and that they can identify actions to enhance performance
    • Timely respond to all data queries on Project arising from MEAL Coordinator, partners and Project team
    • Monitor compliance of project implementing partners and monitoring progress of work plan implementation in consultation with Project Manager.
    • Collaborating with the Project Manager and the M&E Coordinator, facilitate in trainings and orientation of stakeholders on data requirements for the project, management and data for decision making.
    • Facilitate the collection and verification of data on all indicators.
    • Working closely with Project team and partners to support the documentation of Human-Interest Stories and lessons learnt for internal and external dissemination.

    RESPONSIBILTY 3: Linkage and networking with other collaborators - 20%

    • Represent CARE in relevant community development planning meetings.
    • Establish and maintain a good working relationship with other CARE colleagues and project staff, project Partner, County government, MOA, collaborators, other stakeholders and enhance CARE image.
    • Liaise with the Relevant County government officials, collaborators, and other stakeholders as appropriate.
    • Enhance teamwork and synergy in programming and CAREs activities.

    Other Responsibilities as assigned-10% 

    • Keep up to date with CARE’s emerging strategies and approaches and contribute proactively towards implementation. Take responsibility for ensuring personal safety and security, giving due care and consideration to the impact of personal decisions on the safety and security of others

    Qualifications

    Mandatory 

    • Bachelor's degree in related field such as agriculture, agriculture economics, agriculture policy, agribusiness

    Experience and Competencies Required

    • At least three (3) years’ experience in agronomy, agricultural markets and value chain development, business planning
    • Strong abilities in, understands market system change, is flexible, self-initiative. 
    • Practical experience supporting the development of farmers’ and farmers’ enterprises 
    • Demonstrated capacity to work with private sector players (financial institutions, exporters, buyers, traders, transporters, input suppliers or processors)
    • Ability to work with minimum supervision
    • Good interpersonal and communication skills
    • Working knowledge of MS computer packages
    • Strong conceptual and analytical skills
    • The ability to work independently, think innovatively and strategically and work effectively within a team
    • Fluency in written and spoken English and excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Detailed understanding and experience of gender and diversity issues and commitment to addressing inequalities in all the key areas of responsibility
    • Demonstrate high levels of initiative and flexibility in tasks undertaken 
    • Ability to work under pressure and deadlines
    • Extensive knowledge of participatory approaches
    • Understanding of development/relief issues

    Closing: 15 August 2022

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    Advocacy And Communications Officer - CASCADE

    JOB SUMMARY

    The purpose of the job is to  strengthen CARE’S communications and advocacy work and its ability to engage with and influence global and national policy processes around food and nutrition security through  dealing with matters of public information for online and offline audiences to enhance the visibility of CASCADE including drafting, interpretation, dissemination and implementation of a creative approach to major communications and media initiatives in accordance with the overall objectives of CASCADE.

    RESPONSIBILITY 1: Lead CASCADE’s Advocacy and Communication’s function-40%

    • With support from the Project Manager develop and implement the Advocacy & Communication strategy for the CASCADE Project
    • Ensure project and partner staff are aware of and buy-in to the messaging matrix & branding guidelines
    • Ensure that high quality and influential project materials and media products are developed and widely disseminated 
    • Support project in the delivery of high-profile events that are effective in communicating key messages and leveraging societal change 
    • Lead the process of identifying advocacy & communications needs (especially understanding the extent to which stakeholder mindset change is necessary before change can occur)
    • Develop innovative approaches for influencing
    • Jointly with MEAL Coordinator develop results measurement and management framework for Advocacy & Communication activities    

    RESPONSIBILITY 2: Supporting Reporting and Learning on CASCADE-35%

    • Manage the website Pages’ content based on CASCADE requirements Support in the development of annual workplans, and detailed implementation and monitoring plans. 
    • Contribute sections on Advocacy & Communications activities to Donor reports; ensuring that 'value for money' is communicated
    • Liaise with press & media to represent CASCADE publications and materials
    • Serve as the focal point for all communications for the CASCADE project by liaising with stakeholders, county departments, and with other government units, departments and ministries as needed

    RESPONSIBILTY 3: Linkage and networking with other collaborators-20%

    • Build information networks, oversee maintenance of publicly accessible information materials on the CASCADE plans, and develop outreach activities 
    • Develops strategic partnerships with key stakeholders and media alliances in the country to enhance visibility and maintain an up-to-date database of the relevant press
    • Establish and maintain a good working relationship with other CARE colleagues and project staff, project Partner, County government, MOA, collaborators, other stakeholders and enhance CARE image.
    • Liaise with the Relevant County government officials, collaborators, and other stakeholders as appropriate.
    • Enhance teamwork and synergy in programming and CAREs activities.

    Other Responsibilities as assigned-5% 

    • Keep up to date with CARE’s emerging strategies and approaches and contribute proactively towards implementation. Take responsibility for ensuring personal safety and security, giving due care and consideration to the impact of personal decisions on the safety and security of others

    Qualifications

    • Degree in communication, Journalism and other relevant field.

    Experience and Competencies Required

    • Minimum of 3 years work experience in media and communications with experience in engaging decision-makers across Kenya and beyond.
    • Demonstrate professional competence and mastery of subject matter.
    • Proven ability to develop and implement effective communication strategies to achieve advocacy goals.
    • Ability to help achieve breakthroughs in political leadership, policy and practice.
    • Be conversant with developing news stories and in shaping multimedia products.
    • Ability to operate in a multilateral environment and work with broader coalitions, including engaging
    • women’s, youth other civil society movements and the private sector.
    • Ability to conceptualize, design and implement major information campaigns.
    • Knowledge on gender and human right issues.
    • Communication, presentation, networking, and advocacy skills.
    • Knowledge of social media platforms and experience in social media outreach.
    • Knowledge of local media landscape.
    • Understanding of development/relief issues

    Closing: 15 August 2022

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    Project Driver - CASCADE

    Job Description

    The purpose of the job is to provide efficient and safe transportation of authorized personnel and/or commodities in accordance with the overall objectives of CASCADE.

    RESPONSIBILITY 1: Logistics Support - 30%

    • Safely transporting authorized persons and packages, within authorized locations
    • Drive staff to various destinations as per the schedule Reporting 
    • Map out driving routes to ensure the safest and convenient trip routes
    • Assist in loading and off-loading packages from the vehicle 
    • Ensure that all CARE staff meet required driving standards prior to them being able to drive CARE vehicles. 
    • Ensure safe custody and prudent usage of the CARE fuel card/s 
    • Submit incidence reports promptly using standard templates 
    • Ensure all relevant vehicle documents/forms are duly filled e.g., incident forms, logbooks, transport waivers
    • Comply with all movement restrictions and reporting requirements

    RESPONSIBILITY 2: Vehicle Maintenance and Management- 30%

    • Prepare and submit Monthly Vehicle performance reports on a regular basis  
    • Ensure routine check-up of the vehicles; this include but not limited to oil, brake function, water, lights & tire condition, windshield wipers, etc.  
    • Assists with vehicle repairs when they break down by taking them to the garage or for service if necessary, and ensure they are in satisfactory condition 
    • Perform minor repairs and arrange for other repairs and ensures that the vehicle is kept clean.
    • Ensuring timely renewal of vehicle insurance and have the valid insurance stickers on the windscreen at all times 
    • Maintain a vehicle management process and database that includes vehicle logs sheets, and tracks mileage, fuel consumption, maintenance/repair management and costs, for each vehicle.
    • Confirm availability of vehicle tools and equipment before, during and after work; this include and not limited to the spare tires, tools and first aid kits.

    RESPONSIBILTY 3: Messenger duties - 20%

    • Collects and delivers mail at the Post Office, courier offices, other CARE offices, County office and others 
    • Delivers letters and cheques to grantees, reviewers, suppliers/service providers when required and ensure delivery books are accurately filled  
    • Assists in packaging and loading supplies or project materials to various destinations 
    • Support the Admin team on routine logistics tasks and requested 
    • Maintaining a register of donor requirements and project implementation tracker
    • Assists in any other duties assigned by his or her supervisors

    RESPONSIBILTY 4: Safety and Security of persons and property - 20%

    • Ensure safety of the vehicle by packing at the designated areas/secure place with all doors and windows locked, keys kept safely
    • Ensure that all passengers are always on safety belts ·
    • Must drive vehicles safely and comfortably and must exercise defensive driving while on the road for the safety of self, passengers and property
    • He/she shall adhere to Safety and Security regulations/SOPs including ensuring COVID 19 prevention measures are adhered to by the passengers
    • In case of an accident, whether with another vehicle, person or other property, the driver is to immediately report same to the supervisor immediately

    Other Responsibilities as assigned 

    • Keep up to date with CARE’s emerging strategies and approaches and contribute proactively towards implementation. Take responsibility for ensuring personal safety and security, giving due care and consideration to the impact of personal decisions on the safety and security of others

    Qualifications

    • Have completed Secondary school education
    • Clean and valid driving license and good track record

    Experience and Competencies Required 

    • At least 3 years accident-free driving
    • Sound Knowledge of road safety and traffic regulations
    • Good visual ability and ability to lift packages
    • Computer skills and knowledge in office suites  
    • Defensive driving training is an added advantage 
    • Prior experience working with NGO 
    • Basic skills to assist in case of emergency, knowledge of first aid basic methods.
    • Ability to demonstrate a client-oriented approach, high sense of responsibility, courtesy,  tact and  patience
    • Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve program objectives  
    • Attention to detail and ability to prioritize requests 
    • Flexibility to take on a variety of tasks

    Closing: 15 August 2022

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    YSLA Coordinator

    JOB SUMMARY

    The purpose of the Youth Savings and Loans Association (YSLA) Coordinator is to provide leadership in SHE SOARS Economic Empowerment, specifically financial literacy education and the YSLA methodology in the project. The Project Coordinator will work with partners, out of school boy and girl groups, economic empowerment stakeholders in equipping adolescents out of school adolescent boys and girls with financial literacy knowledge and skills, and ensure the adolescents while embedding the financial literacy component on a digital platform targeting formal and informal girls groups and Role Model Boy Clubs. 

    ROLES AND RESPOSIBILITIES

    Coordinating YSLA activities within the project coverage-30%

    • Lead in development and delivery of Financial Literacy activities (Financial Education/Literacy, Income generation, Savings, Credit, Linkage to formal financial institutions), Coaching & Mentorship (Inspire, Motivate, Guidance, developing leadership competence), and Technology transfer (leverage on digital technology to access information) within the project.
    • Develop and implement operational work plans in accordance with the budget and work with partners to ensure work plans are adhered to.
    • Strengthen project linkages with implementing partners, financial service providers and technology service providers.
    • Collaborate with the Ministry of Education, Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development, Child & Youth Finance International (CYFI) and other stakeholders in the development of the financial literacy program for out of school adolescents.
    • Lead in developing implementation and supervision of quarterly and annual project implementation plans with project team and partners.
    • Establish and maintain effective follow-up and support system for partners on economic empowerment, YSLA mentorship and coaching, and technology components as planned, ensuring good performance of all indicators.
    • Participate in project review forums with partners, stakeholders, service providers, community resource persons, state and non-state agencies in the County, and Communities.

    Provision of technical capacity to partners to promote financial literacy skills - 25% 

    • Develop guidelines for partners to implement the following components: financial literacy knowledge and skills, YSLA mentorship and coaching, and technology transfer and community engagement in the project.
    • Facilitate partners in developing YSLA methodology for out of school adolescents’ mentorship and coaching, technology transfer and community engagement.
    • In collaboration with partners tailor the Youth Savings and Loan (YSL) Methodology and oversee its implementation within the boy and girl groups.
    • Provide technical assistance to partners develop an income generation training manual to meet the training needs for income generation.
    • Support partners and schools to facilitate leadership competence skills activities among adolescent girls and boys out of school schools
    • Participate in technical committees that support financial inclusion work Coordinate and guide partners in their gender equality results reporting and documentation responsibilities. Ensure that the reporting meets the evidence and communications needs of SHE SOARS project 

    Supporting Monitoring, Evaluation, Reporting and Learning on YSLA - 20%

    • Identify and document challenges in implementation that would have negative impact and or undermine the performance of the program, identify solutions and implement actions on timely basis to avert negative performance in consultation with project manager and M&E Coordinator.
    • Share monthly data on indicator performance, discuss and ensure partners are aware of the indicators performance and that they can identify actions to enhance performance
    • Timely respond to all data queries on YSLA arising from partners and Project team
    • Monitor compliance of project implementing partners and monitoring progress of work plan implementation in consultation with Project Manager.
    • Collaborating with the Project Manager and the M&E Coordinator, facilitate in trainings and orientation of Partner staff on Financial Literacy and YSLA data requirements for the project, management and data for decision making.
    • Identify technical financial literacy and coordination challenges; formulate solutions in consultation with the Project Manager and M&E Coordinator, including partner staff.
    • Facilitate the collection and verification of data from project partners on all indicators.
    • Working closely with Project team and partners to support the documentation of Human-Interest Stories and lessons learnt for internal and external dissemination.

    Supervision and management of Partner Organization regarding YSLA - 15%

    • Support preparation of concept notes and proposals working closely with the Program Manager, GESI Project Lead, CO Gender Focal point and Program Quality Manager and respective technical team/ advisors.
    • Support the project partners and manager in develop reporting standards and ensure partner compliance.
    • In collaboration with Project Manager develop and implement a supervision mechanism to ensure that implementing partners are effectively supervised.
    • Undertake supportive supervision to implementing partners to offer quality integrated services, while mentoring and training staff, and assessing progress of adolescent activities. 

    Linkage and networking with other collaborators - 15%

    • Represent CARE in relevant community development planning meetings.
    • Establish and maintain a good working relationship with other CARE colleagues and project staff, Partner agencies, County government, MOE, CBOs, collaborators, other stakeholders and enhance CARE image.
    • Liaise with the National, County government officials, CBOs, collaborators, and other stakeholders as appropriate.
    • Enhance teamwork and synergy in programming and CAREs activities.

    Other Responsibilities as assigned -5%

    • Keep up-to-date with CARE’s emerging strategies and approaches and contribute proactively towards implementation. Take responsibility for ensuring personal safety and security; giving due care and consideration to the impact of personal decisions on the safety and security of others

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor of Business Administration/ Social Sciences.

    Experience and Competencies Required 

    • At least five (5) years’ experience in Economic Development
    • Ability to work with minimum supervision
    • Good interpersonal and communication skills
    • Working knowledge of MS computer packages
    • A broad grasp of socio-cultural economic issues with respect to poverty, savings, and enterprise development in rural settings

    Technical knowledge in Economic Development

    • Experience with working with County governments, civil society, donors and local communities
    • Diplomacy, tact and negotiating skills
    • Training/coaching/ Facilitation skills
    • Strong conceptual and analytical skills
    • The ability to work independently, think innovatively and strategically and work effectively within a team
    • Fluency in written and spoken English and excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Detailed understanding and experience of gender and diversity issues and commitment to addressing inequalities in all the key areas of responsibility
    • Demonstrate high levels of initiative and flexibility in tasks undertaken 
    • Ability to work under pressure and deadlines
    • Extensive knowledge of participatory approaches
    • Understanding of development/relief issues

    Closing: 5 August 2022

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