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Latest NGO Job Openings at CAMRIS International Kenya

Latest NGO Job Openings at CAMRIS International Kenya

Become a Certified Project Management Specialist
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Latest NGO Job Openings at CAMRIS International Kenya

CAMRIS International is an international development and research firm that realizes innovative solutions to health and development challenges through high-quality, cost-effective program and research management services. With experience working in more than 80 countries, we combine our proven systems with today’s most effective, evidence-based best practices to improve the lives of people around the world. We apply a customized, customer-centric, cost-effective business approach to offer greater value to our clients and challenge the way things have always been done in our field. CAMRIS clients include U.S. government agencies and multilateral and private organizations. Our core practice areas include public health, agriculture and food security, economic development, education, environment, humanitarian assistance, democracy and governance, and medical research.

Learning Advisor

CAMRIS seeks a Learning Advisor for the upcoming USAID/Kenya and East Africa (USAID/KEA) Evaluations, Assessments, and Analyses program. The USAID/KEA is seeking support in three areas: designing and implementing both quantitative and/or qualitative evaluation studies; developing and delivering evaluation and assessment training to USAID, its implementing partners, and local institutions to support USAID EAA needs; and build the capacity of local monitoring and evaluation (M&E) specialist to lead future activities.

Responsibilities

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The Learning Advisor will be an experienced, organizational learning and knowledge management professional. Their duties will be to guide USAID/KEA’s staff and senior management team on how to implement collaborating, learning, and adapting (CLA) oriented practices throughout CDCS implementation, primarily by bolstering the Mission’s learning and adaptive management practices. This includes the following:

  • Overseeing all aspects of the Mission’s CLA activities, such as planning and budgeting for each assigned activity
  • Identifying appropriate staffing levels
  • Securing appropriate qualified staff
  • Supervising an internal team of local professionals and external, short-term consultants
  • Providing relevant technical guidance
  • Leading consultations with relevant USAID/KEA staff and implementing partners
  • Identifying and executing appropriate agreed upon methodology, field work, research, reporting and deliverables.
  • Assisting USAID/KEA to develop and implement a learning agenda.
  • Analyzing and testing the validity of hypotheses and assumptions embedded in strategy-level CDCS/RDCS results frameworks and project level logical frameworks and theories of change;
  • Planning for learning and distillation of lessons learned for use in Kenya, other East Africa missions, and elsewhere in the Agency.

Qualifications

  • A Master’s or higher degree is preferred in organizational development, , public policy or administration, business administration, knowledge management, political science, international relations or a related field, or other fields closely related.
  • At least ten (10) years of international development experience involved in either monitoring or evaluation, project management, knowledge management, project design, or strategy development.
  • Experience designing and implementing CLA activities in USAID missions and other organizations
  • Experience in developing and leading knowledge management programs, facilitating communities of practice, and social networking.
  • Experience with a wide range of development areas, such as monitoring and evaluation, gender, agriculture, economic growth, environment, democracy and governance, health, nutrition, and education.
  • Strong data analysis, and English report writing, and presentation skills.
  • Able to effectively manage activities in a multi-cultural environment.
  • At least five (5) years of supervisory experience
  • Fluency in English required.
  • Fluency in French and Swahili preferred.
  • Experience working with USAID is preferred.
  • Experience working in East Africa is desired.

Monitoring Team Lead

CAMRIS seeks a Monitoring Team Lead for the upcoming USAID/Kenya and East Africa (USAID/KEA) Evaluations, Assessments, and Analyses program. The USAID/KEA is seeking support in three areas: designing and implementing both quantitative and/or qualitative evaluation studies; developing and delivering evaluation and assessment training to USAID, its implementing partners, and local institutions to support USAID EAA needs; and build the capacity of local monitoring and evaluation (M&E) specialist to lead future activities.

Responsibilities

The Monitoring Team Lead will be responsible for the overall management and functioning of all third-party monitoring, and capacity building activities. This includes:

  • Overseeing all aspects of third party monitoring activities, such as planning, budgeting, recruitment of consultants, designing and implementing each assigned activity.
  • Incorporation of M&E considerations into USAID/KEA’s strategy as it is developed and finalized and into USAID/KEA program and activity design;
  • Assisting in the development of mission’s performance management plan (PMP) and project and activity monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) plans
  • Assisting implementing partners to develop effective indicators
  • Conducting data quality assessments (DQAs)
  • Designing and conducting training in MEL topics to staff of USAID, Implementing partners, and other organizations recommended by USAID/KEA.
  • Identifying appropriate staffing levels.
  • Securing appropriate qualified staff.
  • Managing an internal local team of monitoring specialists, and external short-term consultants.
  • Providing relevant technical guidance.
  • Leading consultations with relevant USAID/KEA staff and implementing partners.
  • Identifying and executing appropriate agreed upon methodology, field work, research, reporting and deliverables.
  • Tracking, analyzing and summarizing mission performance monitoring data using graphs, maps, and charts to facilitate mission decision-making.

Qualifications

  • A Master’s or higher degree is preferred in organizational development, public policy or administration, business administration, research methods,  knowledge management, political science, international relations or a related field.
  • At least ten (10) years of international development experience involved in either monitoring or evaluation; project management; project design, or strategy development.
  • Extensive experience developing performance indicators, MEL plans, and conducting DQAs.
  • At least five (5) years of experience in designing and implementing third-party monitoring activities. .
  • At least five (5) years of experience designing and conducting training in various MEL topics.
  • Strong data analysis, English report writing, and presentation skills.
  • Fluency in English required.
  • Fluency in French and Swahili preferred.
  • Able to effectively manage activities in a multi-cultural environment.
  • At least five (5) years of supervisory experience.
  • Experience working with USAID is preferred.
  • Experience working in East Africa is desired.

Deputy Chief of Party

CAMRIS seeks a Deputy Chief of Party for the upcoming USAID/Kenya and East Africa (USAID/KEA) Evaluations, Assessments, and Analyses program. The USAID/KEA is seeking support in three areas: designing and implementing both quantitative and/or qualitative evaluation studies; developing and delivering evaluation and assessment training to USAID, its implementing partners, and local institutions to support USAID EAA needs; and build the capacity of local monitoring and evaluation (M&E) specialist to lead future activities.

Responsibilities

The Deputy Chief of Party will assist the COP in providing overall technical, administrative, and financial management leadership.  Specifically, the DCOP will:

  • Report regularly to headquarters, providing timely updates of all situational and project developments.
  • Oversee human resources, program administration, security, logistics, procurement of supplies and equipment, and financial management
  • Adhere to all USG rules and regulations regarding procurement of services, equipment and supplies, financial management controls and payments, and travel requirements
  • Ensure the overall safety of office staff and short-term consultants through management of a security contract and ensuring staff strictly adhere to all security protocols
  • Ensure that wages, salaries and benefits paid to local staff comply with all relevant local labor laws.
  • Oversee and coordinate all third-party audits of the contract
  • Oversee the preparation and delivery of annual work plans and reports, quarterly performance monitoring reports, and other donor required reporting
  • Ensure timely delivery of all payments to contractors, consultants and vendors
  • Ensure the project complies with all local laws regarding payment of taxes
  • Provide leadership to overall project operations and reporting, ensuring that a team of core experts are in compliance with donor regulations.
  • Ensure that the Mission’s needs are met in the most cost-effective manner possible.
  • Oversee development and implementation of an operations manual and office policies regarding personnel, security, travel and property
  • Negotiate and maintain contracts with a security firm, office landlord, and company(s) to maintain office equipment such as printers, computers and copiers
  • Ensure all project property is inventoried and insured.
  • Provide other assistance to the Chief of Party as needed
  • Serve as Acting Chief of Party when the Chief of Party is unavailable.

Qualifications

  • A Master’s or higher degree is preferred in management, organizational development, international development, social science, or a related field.
  • At least ten (10) years of experience in one of the following areas: public or private sector management; administration; or financial management;
  • At least three (3) years of experience serving as DCOP, or head of Administration or Finance under a USAID funded contract.
  • Firm knowledge of USG and USAID regulations regarding procurement, contracts, budgets, and financial management.
  • Strong data analysis, English report writing, and presentation skills.
  • Familiarity with East Africa country’s labor and tax laws
  • Must have at least (5) years of supervisory experience.
  • Strong English verbal and written communication skills
  • Fluency in French and Swahili preferred.
  • Able to effectively manage activities in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Experience working with USAID is preferred.
  • Experience working in East Africa is desired.

Evaluation Team Lead

CAMRIS seeks an Evaluation Team Lead for the upcoming USAID/Kenya and East Africa (USAID/KEA) Evaluations, Assessments, and Analyses program. The USAID/KEA is seeking support in three areas: designing and implementing both quantitative and/or qualitative evaluation studies; developing and delivering evaluation and assessment training to USAID, its implementing partners, and local institutions to support USAID EAA needs; and build the capacity of local monitoring and evaluation (M&E) specialist to lead future activities.

Responsibilities

The Evaluation Team Lead will be responsible for overall management and functioning of all evaluation, assessment, and special study activities. This includes the following:

  • Overseeing all aspects of evaluation, assessment and special study activities, such as planning, budgeting, staffing, design and implementation of each assigned activity.
  • Conducting evaluation (performance and impact, midline, and final, and whole-of-project) and analysis of issues related to the effectiveness and contribution of program and policy strategies that support Agency/Mission goals and objectives including informing the next generation of Country Development Cooperation Strategies (CDCS) and the East Africa Regional Development Cooperation Strategy (RDCS).
  • Evaluating and analyzing unexpected positive or negative consequences or impacts from various programs or activities, as the basis for mid-course corrections or informing future activities;
  • Evaluating, analyzing and visualizing high-priority strategic issues which may be of concern to Agency managers or key Agency customers, including the Mission Director and the Administrator;
  • Identifying appropriate staffing levels.
  • Securing appropriate qualified staff.
  • Managing an internal local team of evaluation specialists, and external short-term consultants.
  • Providing relevant technical guidance.
  • Leading consultations with relevant USAID/KEA staff and implementing partners.
  • Identifying and executing appropriate agreed upon methodology, field work, research, reporting and deliverables.

Qualifications

  • At least ten (10) years of international development experience involved in either performance monitoring or evaluation.
  • Experience designing, conducting and managing impact evaluations.
  • Experience  in designing, conducting, and managing baseline, midline, and end line surveys, sector assessments, studies, and analyses
  • Evidence of advanced evaluation design and advanced statistical analysis including multi-level modeling, propensity score matching, conducting power analysis for clustered evaluations and, fluency with a statistical software package desired.
  • Strong data analysis, English report writing, and presentation skills.
  • Able to effectively manage activities in a multi-cultural environment.
  • At least five (5) years of supervisory experience
  • Fluency in English required.
  • Fluency in French and Swahili preferred.
  • Experience working with USAID is preferred.
  • Experience working in East Africa is desired.

Chief of Party

CAMRIS seeks a Chief of Party for the upcoming USAID/Kenya and East Africa (USAID/KEA) Evaluations, Assessments, and Analyses program. The USAID/KEA is seeking support in three areas: designing and implementing both quantitative and/or qualitative evaluation studies; developing and delivering evaluation and assessment training to USAID, its implementing partners, and local institutions to support USAID EAA needs; and build the capacity of local monitoring and evaluation (M&E) specialists to lead future activities.

Responsibilities

The Chief of Party (COP) will serve as the individual bearing primary responsibility for technical aspects of contract performance, including design and advice on methods and procedures, providing central oversight, and maintaining acceptable standards of quality for tasks assigned. Illustrative responsibilities may include the following:

  • Report regularly to headquarters, providing timely updates of all situational and project developments.
  • Manage the field office, including supervision of East Africa-based expatriate and East African staff.
  • Work with home office staff to identify and nominate technical specialists/consultants for short-term technical assistance to meet the objectives of the project.
  • Coordinate, as requested by USAID/KEA, with USAID partner organizations, in conducting performance management support tasks in accordance with the work plan.
  • Advise and educate other partners/USAID teams/other Contractors on policies and services as directed by the Mission.
  • Supervise the development, implementation and reporting of performance management support activities tasks in accordance with the work plan.
  • Assure compliance with contract provisions, including Annual Work Plans and other reports.

Qualifications

  • A Master’s or higher degree is preferred in management, organizational development, international development, economics, social science research, or a related field.
  • At least fifteen (15) years of experience is preferred in the following areas: public or private sector management, administration, and planning; international development, preferably in developing countries;
  • At least five (5) years of experience serving as a COP or DCOP under a USAID funded contract.
  • Must have a strong background in project management and organizational development, and monitoring and evaluation to provide comprehensive monitoring and evaluation support.
  • Considerable academic credentials and experience in organizational capacity development, knowledge management as well as managing group dynamics and high performing teams.
  • Must possess experience managing similar multifaceted projects in the past. In addition, it is essential for the COP to have the capacity to manage large complex projects/activities (including subcontracts and satellite offices) in a multi-cultural environment and in providing consulting services in helping clients analyze problems, devise and adopt solutions.
  • Must possess demonstrated leadership, strategic thinking/planning, management, and presentation skills.
  • Must have at least eight (8) years of supervisory experience.
  • Fluency in English required.
  • Fluency in French and Swahili preferred.
  • Experience working in East Africa is desired.

Method of Application

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Note: *This position is contingent upon contract award.

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