• Career Opportunities at Centre for Rights Education and Awareness (CREAW)

  • Posted on: 30 November, 2016 Deadline: 15 December, 2016
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  • Centre for Rights Education and Awareness (CREAW) is national, women human rights non governmental organization based in Nairobi and whose vision is a transformed and just society. CREAW’s mission is to champion, expand and actualize women human rights. CREAW’s work is grounded on the following core values and behaviours: integrity; professionalism; passion; innovativeness; and synergy.

     

    Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

     

    Responsibilities for the Monitoring & Evaluation Job

    • Development of M&E strategy and framework, plans and tools
    • Develop, in consultation with CREAW, 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 programs to support decision making at different levels:
    • Effectively measure, use and share results from across all programs to support learning;
    • Effectively measure, use and share results from across all programs to support accountability and meet the
    • Information needs of different internal and external audiences;
    • Aggregate data from their operational areas;
    • Enable the program officers to report on impact while respecting and working supportively with communities on issues of women’s rights and gender equality.
    • 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.
    • 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.

    Methodology

    We expect the consultant to:

    • Present, to CREAW, a detailed proposed methodology for the indepth review at the start of the consultancy.
    • Conduct an indepth assessment of CREAW’s current M&E system. 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 oneonone 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.

    Participatory review of current CREAW PME system

    We expect the consultant to:

    • To work with CREAW staff, beneficiary community groups and area associations to review the effectiveness of CREAWs current M&E systems and processes to enable them to better capture, store, aggregate, analyze, and communicate change processes (impact and results) for impact, learning and accountability.
    • To review how well the learning generated by the current CREAW M&E systems is fed into decision making processes to improve the implementation and future planning of projects.
    • To identify and analyze the strengths and weaknesses of CREAWs current monitoring system to see what could be done differently or better and together with CREAW present recommendations for strengthening the current system in line with the findings.
    • To communicate the findings and recommendations with CREAW and relevant stakeholders and after further analysis and feedback from CREAW staff collate into a formal end of review report. These findings will inform the second stage of the project.

    Design and build of improved CREAW PME system

    We expect the consultant to:

    • Provide various M&E options and approaches that are appropriate to the size and complexity of the organisation in response to the findings from the indepth review, and explore these for best fit with CREAW.
    • Work with CREAW to design and develop a robust and relevant organizational M&E strategy, system and a
    • 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 organisation.
    • Work with CREAW to develop appropriate M&E tools, key performance indicators, and project specific indicators to be included as part of the M&E framework.
    • Identify training needs and support the delivery of necessary training for CREAW staff.
    • Provide regular mentoring and support (to be agreed) during the testing of these tools and during piloting and roll out across the organisation.

    Necessary Outputs

    For the design and build of the improved CREAW PME system:

    • Presentation of various M&E options and approaches in response to the findings from the indepth review.
    • A robust and relevant M&E framework, strategy and plan based on agreed, needs as identified with CREAW.
    • Appropriate M&E tools developed.
    • Training needs identified and relevant training provided for CREAW staff.
    • Regular mentoring and support during period of testing the new M&E tools and during piloting and rollout across CREAW.
    • Training on use of M&E framework and tools, including development of an M&E manual for CREAW.

    For the participatory review of existing Women CREAW PME system:

    • A detailed proposed methodology for the indepth review
    • Conduct a literature survey, focus group discussions, and interviews at CREAWs offices in Nairobi, and other County offices in Kenya.
    • Conduct field visits to gather data from CREAW community groups and associations.
    • Submit a draft report to CREAW on the findings and recommendations for feedback within agreed timelines.
    • Submit a final report within two days of receipt of comments, to inform the second stage of the process.

    Qualifications for the M&E Officer Job

    • Proven knowledge and analytical capacity in relation to gender, human rights, and a rightsbased approach to development and women’s rights; Essential
    • 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
    • Knowledge of formulating process and system indicators for sector reform programmes, with experience in change management; Essential
    • Indepth understanding and knowledge of the work of nongovernmental organizations.
    • Experience with and supportive attitude towards processes of strengthening local organizations and building local capacities;
    • Good listening and communication skills;
    • Good analytical skills; Essential
    • Experience in evaluating projects on areas related to CREAW core programmes and capacity building programmes;
    • Excellent written skills
    • Proven experience in facilitating training in M&E;
    • Experience and skills in participatory strategic and operational planning; Desirable
    • Highly motivated and committed to the values of transparency and integrity;

    The proposal should include:

    The applicants/s Curriculum Vitae including details on how they meet the specifications of the position
    A detailed proposal of not more than five A4 pages, addressing:

    • The proposed methodology
    • The proposed work plan
    • The proposed budget
    • The proposed timeframe
    • Proven experience and contactable references from credible past NGO M&E strengthening work.

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    Project Officer - Kilifi

     

    Job purpose

    The Project Officer will implement the project whose main goal is women and girls in Kilifi and Meru counties are protected and able to better exercise their right to life, health, dignity, non discrimination and education as enshrined in the Constitution of Kenya 2010. The project seeks to strengthen women groups and increase accountability of public authorities in Kilifi & Meru counties. The position is based at Kilifi County with occasional travel to Nairobi.

    Responsibilities for the Project Officer Job

    • Overall coordination, management and implementation of the Gender Based Violence (GBV) policy and accountability activities in Kilifi County.
    • Provide oversight for the project implementation on the project goal, objectives and activities.
    • Develop work plans to guide implementation of the project activities and jointly consultation with program officer.
    • Identify, mobilize and train women leaders to champion and spear head policy discussions and engage on Gender Based Violence matters in community, county level policy dialogue forums.
    • Identify, mobilize and engage male leaders and youth within Kilifi County to champion women rights and provide space for women voices.
    • Support, work, engage and strengthen linkages between the women leaders, women groups, with the county government.
    • Support and Engage with women leaders to influence Gender based resource allocation in Kilifi County.
    • Mobilize law enforcers, religious leaders and custodians of culture on community mobilization approaches that address gender based violence (SASA approach!).
    • 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 success 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 for the Project Officer Job

    • Must have a Bachelors degree in Social Science or Gender and Development Studies or closely related field.
    • Other qualification in Sexual and gender based violence program management would be desirable.
    • Masters qualifications in Social Sciences or related field is an added advantage.
    • Demonstrable project management and/or team leading experience
    • Have at least four years of relevant working experiences in a non-governmental organization dealing with women’s rights issues, and in particular sexual and gender based violence eradication and support structures for survivors.
    • Technical training in project management and proposal development
    • Strong writing/editing skills and language capability in both Kiswahili and English.
    • Visionary, with strong initiative and ability to work without supervision.
    • Excellent oral, presentation and written communication skills with ability to make complex things simple for benefit of others
    • Personal commitment to work as reliable, honest and trustworthy team member with ability to work out ways to reduce inefficiency in use of resources.
    • Good judgment, tact, analytical and negotiation skills.
    • Ability to seek better ways of doing things, making positive suggestions on a way forward in light of challenges even if these fall outside your scope of work.
    • Strong computer (word processing) literacy and able to use Microsoft Office suite of programs.
    • 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 backgrounds.
    • Ability to make timely and considered recommendations or decisions based on analysis of available data, information and evidence.

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    Project Officer - Meru

     

    Job Purpose

    The Project Officer will implement the project whose main goal is women and girls in Kilifi and Meru counties are protected and able to better exercise their right to life, health, dignity, non discrimination and education as enshrined in the Constitution of Kenya 2010. The project seeks to strengthen women groups and increase accountability of public authorities in Kilifi & Meru counties. The position is based at Meru County with occasional travel to Nairobi.

    Responsibilities for the Project Officer Job

    • Overall coordination, management and implementation of the Gender Based Violence (GBV) policy and accountability activities in Meru County.
    • Provide oversight for the project implementation on the project goal, objectives and activities.
    • Develop work plans to guide implementation of the project activities and jointly consultation with program officer.
    • Identify, mobilize and train women leaders to champion and spear head policy discussions and engage on Gender Based Violence matters in community, county level policy dialogue forums.
    • Identify, mobilize and engage male leaders and youth within Meru County to champion women rights and provide space for women voices.
    • Support, work, engage and strengthen linkages between the women leaders, women groups, with the county government.
    • Support and Engage with women leaders to influence Gender based resource allocation in Meru County.
    • Mobilize law enforcers, religious leaders and custodians of culture on community mobilization approaches that address gender based violence (SASA approach!).
    • 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 success 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 Meru .

    Qualifications for the Project Officer Job

    • Must have a Bachelors degree in Social Science or Gender and Development Studies or closely related field.
    • Other qualification in Sexual and gender based violence program management would be desirable.
    • Masters qualifications in Social Sciences or related field is an added advantage.
    • Demonstrable project management and/or team leading experience
    • Have at least four years of relevant working experiences in a non-governmental organization dealing with women’s rights issues, and in particular sexual and gender based violence eradication and support structures for survivors.
    • Technical training in project management and proposal development
    • Strong writing/editing skills and language capability in both Kiswahili and English.
    • Visionary, with strong initiative and ability to work without supervision.
    • Excellent oral, presentation and written communication skills with ability to make complex things simple for benefit of others
    • Personal commitment to work as reliable, honest and trustworthy team member with ability to work out ways to reduce inefficiency in use of resources.
    • Good judgment, tact, analytical and negotiation skills.
    • Ability to seek better ways of doing things, making positive suggestions on a way forward in light of challenges even if these fall outside your scope of work.
    • Strong computer (word processing) literacy and able to use Microsoft Office suite of programs.
    • 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 backgrounds.
    • Ability to make timely and considered recommendations or decisions based on analysis of available data, information and evidence.

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    Assistant Project Officer

     

    Job Purpose

    The Assistant Project Officer will assist implementing the project whose main goal is women and girls in Kilifi and Meru counties are protected and able to better exercise their right to life, health, dignity, non discrimination and education as enshrined in the Constitution of Kenya 2010. The project seeks to strengthen women groups and increase accountability of public authorities in Kilifi & Meru counties. The position is based at Meru County with occasional travel to Nairobi.

    Responsibilities for the Assistant Project Officer Job

    • Assist in overall coordination, management and implementation of the Gender Based Violence (GBV) policy and accountability activities in Meru County.
    • Provide oversight for the project implementation on the project goal, objectives and activities.
    • Assist in developing work plans to guide implementation of the project activities and jointly consultation with program officer.
    • Assist in identification, mobilization and training of women leaders/groups to champion and spear head policy discussions and engage on Gender Based Violence matters in community, county level policy dialogue forums.
    • Assist to Identify, mobilize and engage male leaders and youth within Meru County to champion women rights and provide space for women voices.
    • Support, work, engage and strengthen linkages between the women leaders, women groups, with the county government.
    • Support and Engage with women leaders to influence Gender based resource allocation in Meru County.
    • Assist to Mobilize law enforcers, religious leaders and custodians of culture on community mobilization approaches that address gender based violence (SASA approach!).
    • Assist to 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 success 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 Meru .

    Qualifications for the Assistant Project Officer Job

    • Must have a Bachelors degree in Social Science or Gender and Development Studies or closely related field.
    • Other qualification in Sexual and gender based violence program management would be desirable.
    • Demonstrable project management and/or team leading experience
    • Have at least two years of relevant working experiences in a non-governmental organization dealing with women ’s rights issues and in particular sexual and gender based violence eradication and support structures for survivors.
    • Technical training in project management and proposal development
    • Strong writing/editing skills and language capability in both Kiswahili and English.
    • Visionary, with strong initiative and ability to work without supervision.
    • Excellent oral, presentation and written communication skills with ability to make complex things simple for benefit of others
    • Personal commitment to work as reliable, honest and trustworthy team member with ability to work out ways to reduce inefficiency in use of resources.
    • Good judgment, tact, analytical and negotiation skills.
    • Ability to seek better ways of doing things, making positive suggestions on a way forward in light of challenges even if these fall outside your scope of work.
    • Strong computer (word processing) literacy and able to use Microsoft Office suite of programs.
    • 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 backgrounds.
    • Ability to make timely and considered recommendations or decisions based on analysis of available data, information and evidence.

    Method of Application

    The closing date for applications is 15th December 2016, and applications must be received on or before this date.

    Applicants must provide reliable telephone/mobile contacts. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted directly.

    Those who qualify and are interested should send their proposals and relevant certificates & testimonials to: vacancies@creaw.org by 15th December 2016.

    CREAW is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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