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  • Posted on: 30 December, 2016 Deadline: 15 January, 2017
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  • Twaweza means “we can make it happen” in Swahili. Twaweza works on enabling children to learn, citizens to exercise agency and governments to be more open and responsive in Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda. We have programs, staff and offices across all three countries, and a world respected practice of learning, monitoring and evaluation. Our flagship programs include Uwezo, Africa’s largest annual citizen assessment to assess children’s learning levels across hundreds of thousands of households, and Sauti za Wananchi, Africa’s first nationally representative mobile phone survey.  We undertake effective public and policy engagement, through powerful media partnerships and global leadership of initiatives such as the Open Government Partnership.

    Program Officer - Data Management

     

    Salary Grade: 5
     
    Reports to: Senior Data Analyst

    Supervises: Consultants, Interns
     
    Location: Nairobi / Dar es Salaam or Kampala
     
    Overall Responsibility: You will support the management of all the data in Twaweza, in the Data and Voice Directorate.
     
    You will support the Senior Data Analyst to ensure that all survey designs, data collection, data quality assurance and analysis are carried out according to high academic standards to protect Twaweza’s reputation for rigor and impartiality.
     
    You will support the Senior Data Analyst on quantitative research design, methods and analysis throughout the Directorate of Data and Voice, as well as in relation to the research undertaken in the LME Directorate, and Twaweza overall.
     
    Specific Responsibilities:
    You will support the Senior Data Analyst and the Director of Data and Voice to:
    1. Improve quality and efficiency of Twaweza’s survey design activities, including questionnaire development and design, pilot activities and pre-field quality checks.
    2. Clean Uwezo and Sauti za Wananchi data, and other data produced by Twaweza, including documentation of the data cleaning decisions and processes
    3. Maintain and assure data quality, and guarantee data integrity during design, collection, entry and processing. Support full adherence to Uwezo’s and Sauti’s data standards.
    4. Respond to data requests through running basic analyses and completing data summaries, while improving Twaweza’s data presentation and visualization
    5. Perform exploratory and advanced statistical analyses using Uwezo and Sauti za Wananchi data, and present and discuss these with the respective program teams
    6. Support the LME team in planning and implementation of Data Quality Assessments.
    7. Initiate the development of policy briefs, reports, articles and publications, and co-author with team members in the Directorate.
    8. Strengthen the analytical capacities of Twaweza colleagues, through data analysis trainings, and through collaborative analyses with non-statisticians within Twaweza.
    9. Conduct other duties as assigned by the Supervisor from time to time.
    General Responsibilities:
    1. Successfully implement above responsibilities and assigned activities in work plans and budgets, consistent with Twaweza Policies.
    2. Contribute effectively to planning, monitoring, reporting and information dissemination of Uwezo’s/Twaweza’s work.
    3. Collaborate with Twaweza staff across units and countries in a spirit of mutual respect and cooperation to get things done.
    4. Communicate your work through active use of internal platform (SalesForce), electronic calendar (Gcal) and being accessible on electronic chat (Skype) as per Twaweza requirements.
    5. Participate actively in organization-wide learning and other joint activities.
    6. Comply with and foster adherence to the established Twaweza values, policies, regulations, guidelines and procedures.
    7. Undertake any other lawful tasks as may be assigned by your Supervisor and/or Director of Data and Voice.
    Core Qualifications:
    1. Masters in Statistics/Economics, with at least 3 years of work experience in data management and analysis, preferably in a developing country setting.
    2. Experience in large scale survey and data management, including experience in managing data entry processes; highly skilled in Stata; with indepth skill in descriptive and inferential statistics.
    3. Strong conceptual and analytical skills (managing, analyzing and interpreting data), such as multivariate and longitudinal analyses (preferably using SPSS, STATA and R).
    4. Ability to present a complicated argument in understandable, accessible and compelling language, using accessible graphics to support the argument.
    5. Able to write well in English, and preferably also in Kiswahili, proven through publications in refereed journals and/or books.
    6. Good understanding of East African context, including ongoing policy debates, especially in education and open government
    7. Ability to respond to emerging opportunities by designing new information products.
    8. Ability to work under pressure and adhere to strict deadlines, while working independently with minimum supervision.
    Changes and Amendments: This job description may be amended by Twaweza after consultation with the employee and the supervisor

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    Country Accountant

     

    Unit: Finance
     
    Cluster: Services
     
    Mandate: Country
     
    Salary Grade: 4
     
    Reports to: Senior Accountant Supervises: Consultants, interns Location: Nairobi, Kenya
     
    Overall Responsibility: You will be responsible for overall financial administration of Twaweza in Kenya in accordance with the legal requirements, highest ethical standards and internationally recognized financial reporting practices (IFRS).
     
    Specific Responsibilities:
    1. Ensure that all invoices are recorded in the register and immediately redirect to the respective unit PO/Admin Assistant.
    2. Perform bank reconciliations and notify the senior accountant on any long outstanding reconciling item.
    3. Review all Payment Vouchers and supporting documents and ensure the validity of contract, purchase order, delivery note and receipt.
    4. Ensure the consistency of assigned reports and contracts.
    5. Check consistency of figures against Decision Memos.
    6. Record all payment references, bank account and dates and capture payment in Xero.
    7. Ensure that tax is recorded in the register and there is accuracy of tax computation.
    8. Ensure that no payments are stuck or delayed in Xero and that reasons for overdue payments are duly provided.
    9. Review all budget codes and ensure accurate recording.
    10. Ensure that all Payment Vouchers match with the invoice, purchase order, contract, decision memo and delivery note.
    11. Ensure that Payment Vouchers have the correct currency, details and right signatures in boxes.
    12. Maintain well organized physical and electronic archive of financial documentation.
    13. Scan all Payment Vouchers and relevant supporting documents before uploading into Xero.
    14. Perform pre audit (verify proper documentation, coding, details on payment voucher etc. in accordance to Twaweza policies) for payroll and non‐payroll.
    15. Support the Senior Accountant and Finance Manager in undertaking all finance and budget related responsibilities.
    16. Provide useful reports to staff and management using Xero.
    17. Support oversight and reconciliations of assets.
    18. Provide support in the development of budgets.
    19. Scrutinize all imprests requests and retirements and make sure that they are settled in time.
    20. Ensure that Twaweza is compliant with all legal requirements regarding taxation, social security contributions, returns to revenue authorities and to registrar of companies, fees and other financial statutory requirements.
    21. Perform all above responsibilities in SalesForce where applicable.
    General Responsibilities
    1. Successfully implement above responsibilities and assigned activities in work plans and budgets, consistent with Twaweza Policies.
    2. Contribute effectively to planning, monitoring, reporting and information dissemination of Uwezo’s/Twaweza’s work.
    3. Collaborate with Twaweza staff across units and countries in a spirit of mutual respect and cooperation to get things done.
    4. Communicate your work through active use of internal platform (SalesForce), electronic calendar (Gcal) and being accessible on electronic chat (Skype) as per Twaweza requirements.
    5. Participate actively in organization‐wide learning and other joint activities.
    6. Comply with and foster adherence to the established Twaweza values, policies, regulations, guidelines and procedures.
    7. Undertake any other lawful tasks as may be assigned by your Supervisor, respective Director and/or Executive Director.
    Core Qualifications
    1. Holder of CPA certificate or equivalent preferred, or at least advanced stage in progressing towards it.
    2. At least three years of relevant work experience.
    3. Excellent administrative and planning skills.
    4. Experience of using accounting packages, as well as MS Office.
    5. Impeccable, corruption‐free reputation and integrity.
    6. Ability to keep deadlines and keen attention to detail.
    7. Experience in NGO accounts/financial management.
    8. Ability to maintain confidentiality.
    9. Can take initiative, get things done really well and fast.
    Changes and Amendments: This job description may be amended by Twaweza after consultation with the employee and the supervisor.

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    Assistant Program Officer

     

    Cluster: Data and Voice
     
    Salary Grade: 4
     
    Reports to: Senior Data Analyst
     
    Supervises: Consultants, Interns
     
    Location: Nairobi, Kenya
     
    Overall Responsibility: You will support the Director to implement the overall plan and budget for the Uwezo Regional Office.
     
    You will support the Director to assure standards related to Partnerships, Training, and communication, and lead the review of all materials related to these standards.
     
    Specific Responsibilities:
    1. Support the Director to assure quality of the partnership policies and standards, including emerging activities that leverage on Uwezo’s partners and infrastructure
    2. Support the Director to coordinate the Uwezo training process across the three countries, including timely revision of training manuals and workbooks, and engagement of the East Africa trainers.
    3. Maintain records and produce quarterly and annual review reports on the adherence of countries to the policies and standards related to partnerships and training
    4. Support the Director in maintaining partner data and information, including the conducting of periodic analysis of partnerships data for the production of both internal and external communication products
    5. Support the Director to assure quality of all publications originating from the Directorate of Data and Voice, including proof checks for website materials from country offices and any other publications.
    6. Serve as the Uwezo website desk officer; ensuring that materials are sourced from country teams, and in collaboration with the PPE team, updated on the website
    7. Support the Director in ensuring increased visibility of Uwezo, through the production of creative media products, and maintaining a regional record on Uwezo’s coverage and communication at all levels – sub-national, national, regional and global. Produce monthly Uwezo coverage dashboards in collaboration with the Uwezo Country Communications Officers.
    8. Support the Director in ensuring that all Uwezo products are well-packaged for both internal and external communication.
    General Responsibilities:
    1. Successfully implement above responsibilities and assigned activities in work plans and budgets, consistent with Twaweza Policies.
    2. Contribute effectively to planning, monitoring, reporting and information dissemination of Uwezo’s/Twaweza’s work.
    3. Collaborate with Twaweza staff across units and countries in a spirit of mutual respect and cooperation to get things done.
    4. Communicate your work through active use of internal platform (SalesForce), electronic calendar (Gcal) and being accessible on electronic chat (Skype) as per Twaweza requirements.
    5. Participate actively in organization-wide learning and other joint activities.
    6. Comply with and foster adherence to the established Twaweza values, policies, regulations, guidelines and procedures.
    7. Undertake any other lawful tasks as may be assigned by your Supervisor and/or Director of Data and Voice.
    Core Qualifications:
    1. A degree in education, communication or social sciences.
    2. Minimum 3 years relevant working experience, especially in development communication
    3. Excellent writing skills in English and Kiswahili, with proof of publications in media or other platforms
    4. Ability to conduct simple quantitative and qualitative analyses, using any basic software
    5. Keen eye in editing written communication products; experience in document review.
    6. Presence in social media, and enthusiastic in learning new ways of presenting and communicating evidence.
    7. Excellent networking and human relations’ skills, and ability to deliver quality results on time.
    8. Excellent skills in Excel and experience in working with small databases.
    9. Keen attention to details, and well organized.
    10. Curiosity and passion to learn, be innovate, creative and get things done.
    Changes and Amendments: This job description may be amended by Twaweza after consultation with the employee and the supervisor.

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    Administrative Officer - Procurement

     

    Unit: Operations
     
    Cluster: Services
     
    Salary Grade: 5
     
    Reports to: Manager, Operations
     
    Supervises: Administrative Assistant, and interns
     
    Location: Nairobi, Kenya
     
    Overall Responsibility: You will handle procurement and asset management in accordance with general acceptable procurement and asset management policies.
     
    You will oversee office management and key administrative matters in the office ensuring quality operations management throughout, and full, effective compliance with policies and procedures by all staff.
     
    Specific Responsibilities:
    1. Establish clear, effective and efficient procurement procedures and manage procurement in a manner that is transparent, fair, in accordance with policy and ensures Twaweza value for money, and keep proper records; ensure all service providers and suppliers are effectively managed.
    2. Procure office equipment and supplies and support the Admin Assistant to maintain a sufficient stock of office stationery and supplies.
    3. Oversee office premises to ensure they are in good state of repair and maintenance at all times through liaison with landlord and service providers.
    4. Ensure that office equipment and machinery such as computers, furniture, photocopy, air conditioners etc. are well maintained and serviced regularly.
    5. Ensure ongoing and satisfactory maintenance of Twaweza vehicle/s.
    6. Manage asset control, assignment and movement; maintain an updated and accurate asset register, and room lists, and ensure that all assets are properly labelled and whereabouts regularly verified.
    7. Oversee effective office security, including liaison with security company and ensuring adherence to office security and safety policies for all staff and visitors.
    8. Oversee all services provided on a regular basis and provide good value; process and ensure that all office running related bills are paid on time.
    9. Produce monthly, quarterly and annual reports up to stands and ensure that the reports are used as a tool for performance (e.g. Insurance, keys, etc.).
    10. Support the Operations Manager in preparing the unit’s Annual plan, budgets and any other relevant reports.
    General Responsibilities:
    1. Successfully implement above responsibilities and assigned activities in work plans and budgets, consistent with Twaweza Policies.
    2. Contribute effectively to planning, monitoring, reporting and information dissemination of Uwezo’s/Twaweza’s work.
    3. Collaborate with Twaweza staff across units and countries in a spirit of mutual respect and cooperation to get things done.
    4. Communicate your work through active use of internal platform (SalesForce), electronic calendar (Gcal) and being accessible on electronic chat (Skype) as per Twaweza requirements.
    5. Participate actively in organization-wide learning and other joint activities.
    6. Comply with and foster adherence to the established Twaweza values, policies, regulations, guidelines and procedures.
    7. Undertake any other lawful tasks as may be assigned by your Supervisor, respective Director and/or Executive Director.
    Core Qualifications:
    1. A degree in Procurement, Public Administration, Business Administration, or other relevant discipline.
    2. At least three years’ experience in managing the responsibilities
    3. Technical proficient in managing the tasks mentioned above.
    4. Can take initiative, get things done really well, and fast.
    5. Demonstrated high integrity; excellent references.
    6. Excellent organizational, reporting and management skills.
    7. Proficiency in spoken and written English and Kiswahili with keen to details.
    8. Ability to work under pressure, with minimum supervision
    Changes and Amendments: This job description may be amended by Twaweza after consultation with the employee and the supervisor.

    Method of Application

    To apply for this position, please submit your CV (max 4 pages) to jobs@twaweza.org , including a cover letter explaining your interests/motivations to work for Twaweza, and 2 samples of your written work and names of 3 referees, in MS Word or PDF file. In the subject of your email write your name, position you are applying for and country.
    Deadline for the submission is 15th January 2017.

     

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