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Procurement Manager

JOB SUMMARY

  • The main purpose of this position is to deliver the strategic and operational goals of CARE Kenya’s procurement function. The position holder needs to ensure the unit provides efficient, effective, and quality management of procurement services. This includes technical support and mentoring to the various locations and Field Office staff. Regular analysis is required to inform workflow processes and subsequent improvements.
  • The incumbent is also responsible to ensure goods and services are sourced in a transparent manner, considering value for money and in compliance with CARE, donor, and government regulations. The post holder is responsible for ensuring collaboration and coordination with Country program teams and other departments for effective program implementation. S/he will be required to keep up to date with developments in the sector, including best practice examples in-Country and Internationally to ensure the Country Office (CO) is well aligned with changes in the market.

ROLES AND RESPOSIBILITIES
Leadership and management of the Country Office Procurement Function (15%)

  • Ensure that CARE Kenya is provided with the procurement management, analysis and support necessary to accomplish its strategic objectives.
  • Lead the procurement department in effective and efficient procurement planning and management of resources.
  • Ensure proper staffing/recruitment to enable the procurement team to manage CARE Kenya’s resources efficiently and work with the program team to assign procurement department staff to support each project appropriately.
  • Manage the procurement team towards high standards of performance through clear roles and responsibilities, on-going feedback, and appraisals. Pro-actively address performance issues through timely constructive feedback and coaching.
  • Ensure field office staff are technically supported and mentored to fulfill all procurement services.
  • Lead the continuous improvement of procurement function of the Country Office to bring efficiency and effectiveness.

Procurement Planning, Management and Reporting-30%

  • Support various teams to prepare annual procurement plans, consolidate procurement plans received from various teams (programs, program support and Field offices) and monitor its implementation.
  • Develop and deliver capacity building plan based on Country specific procurement periodic assessments.
  • Coordinate the submission of procurement plans by all projects in the CO and consolidate the plan.
  • Prepare and submit monthly procurement and supply chain management report to line manager and provide weekly procurement status reports to relevant staff.
  • Ensure that procurement data are timely analyzed and used for budget holders for accurate/informed decision making.
  • Inform wider workflow processes through regular reporting and analytics for continued business improvement.
  • Analyze industry trends and evolving technology to proactively identify supply-based issues, minimize risks, ensure continuity of supply, and identify emerging vendors in the markets.
  • Maintain market information for effective use of costs/prices for proposal development and day to day operation.
  • Develop differentiated purchasing strategies for goods and services.
  • Lead the identification of vendors and assess performance to ensure the Country Office has an effective/optimal mix of vendors.

Strategic sourcing of goods and services-15%

  • Analyze industry trends and evolving technology to proactively identify supply-based issues, minimize risks, ensure continuity of supply, and identify emerging vendors in the markets.
  • Maintain market information for effective use of costs/prices for proposal development and day to day operation.
  • Develop differentiated purchasing strategies for goods and services.
  • Lead the identification of vendors, periodic evaluation/assessment for effective delivery so that the CO has effective/optimal mix of vendors.

Policies, Procedures and Systems-15%

  • Implement policies, procedures and operational systems that will ensure smooth running of CARE
  • Kenya procurement system and the delivery of an excellent standard of customer service by the procurement team.
  • Maintain up to date knowledge of relevant CARE, donor and government of Kenya procurement specific policies, procedures, and statutory requirements, including keeping abreast of any changes (e.g. in tax laws, labor laws, etc.) and ensuring they are strictly adhered to.
  • Monitor the relevance of existing policies, procedures, and systems to identify areas for improvement, striving for greater efficiency; take corrective actions as appropriate, referring to leadership and accountable managers.
  • Ensure that all required internal controls are in place and followed and continuously identify ways of strengthening systems to minimize fraud related risk.
  • Ensure that all offices in the Country office have well constituted procurement committees so that there is consistent application of decision making within all committees.

Customers Service Excellence-10%

  • Ensure coherence in the procurement function (within procurement and across functions) to have positive impact on efficiency and value addition to the CO.
  • Establish and maintain effective relationship with customers for improved service delivery.
  • Conduct periodic customer surveys and use the outcomes for process improvement.
  • Develop effective partnerships with peer agencies for customer service benchmarking and improvement.
  • Provide proactive, rigorous, and logical methods to solve procurement related challenges faced by units across the Country Office.

Country Office Compliance/risk management -15%

  • Work with the Partnership and Sub-Grant teams to train partners on prudent procurement processes and principles as well as applicable donor regulations.
  • Ensure detailed understanding and application of the procurement policy across the Country office.
  • Ensure proper understanding and adherence to donor and CARE policies, Procedures, rules, and regulations in all offices and that all procurement documents are professionally documented, have complete and accurate support documentation, and are appropriately filed. Ensure that updated and complete procurement files are maintained in all offices.
  • Identify, analyze, and report compliance risks in procurement flows, implement strong procurement controls, identify procurement red flags, and implement internal and external audit corrective action plans.
  • Ensure all procurement activities are conducted in an ethical manner.
  • Provide support to programs to ensure effective procurement management in sub awards and adherence to donor rules and regulations.
  • Ensure that all offices in the CO have well constituted procurement committees so that there is consistent application of decision making within all committees.
  • Ensure that procurement data are timely analyzed and used for senior management and budget holders for accurate/informed decision making.
  • Provide proactive, rigorous, and logical methods to solve procurement related challenges faced by units across the CO.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field (Business Administration, Procurement/ purchasing, Logistics) or equivalent.
  • Relevant professional qualification in Procurement and or Supply Chain Management (CIPS
  • qualification or equivalent is preferred)
  • Minimum of 4 years of relevant procurement management experience, 5 years of which should be in an international organization in a similar role dealing with both local and overseas procurement.
  • Good understanding of various donor policies and procedures relevant to procurement.
  • Knowledge of local markets, local as well as international procurement regulations.
  • Excellent analytical, negotiation and communication skills
  • Demonstrated integrity and a positive attitude.
  • Ability to take initiative where appropriate to deal with difficulties encountered in daily work.
  • Ability to adapt or change priorities according to the changing demands of the job.
  • Customer oriented – internal and external.

Project Manager – Sowing Change Project

JOB SUMMARY

  • The Program Manager provides support at all stages of project planning, implementation, coordination, and reporting. The program manager’s primary responsibility will be to ensure that the project produces the results specified in the project document to the required standard of quality and within the specified constraints of time and cost.
  • Under the supervision of the joint Heads of Programs from CARE and WWF-Kenya, the Project Manager will collaborate and coordinate with relevant government counterparts, relevant CARE and WWF-Kenya staff, community leaders and rightsholders, private sector and other relevant stakeholders. The incumbent is expected to exercise full compliance with CARE programming, financial, procurement and administrative rules, regulations, policies, and strategies, as well as implementation of the effective internal control systems.
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ROLES AND RESPOSIBILITIES
Organization Management (30%)

  • Participate in governance committee to serve as the link between the project and the global and country level leadership of the program.
  • Work closely with the global alliance team to ensure coordination, technical support and collaboration with the wider alliance programming.
  • Ensure adherence of the project work plan to the project document, prepare revisions if required and adapt the program as needed, and ensure synergies with other donor funded initiatives focused on women’s leadership and entrepreneurship, climate change and landscape restoration.
  • Prepare regular progress reports in line with reporting schedules, as well as any other reports requested by CARE-WWF Alliance, donor, Government and or other stakeholders.
  • Develop Terms of Reference (ToRs) and supervise relevant consultants and provide quality assurance.
  • Ensure timely recruitment and procurement of quality services and equipment and implementation of project activities in line with applicable CARE rules liasing with a cross organization project team, regulation and standards;
  • Timely planning and implementation of the project activities
  • Manage the human and financial resources for achieving results in line with the outputs and activities outlined in the project document and annual work plan;
  • Lead, manage and oversee a cross-organization project team and any consultants necessary to ensure timely implementation of the project activities and achievements of expected results.
  • Undertake timely actions to respond to any project deviation or delays, informing donor and partners.
  • Review and ensure technical soundness and cost effectiveness of project activities.
  • Organize progress and update meetings with the various stakeholders and project management unit.
  • Represent the project at technical meetings and other appropriate fora in coordination with line supervisor.
  • Manage and monitor projects’ risks and issues and update the status. Monitor and keep track of project implementation progress and project risks.
  • Prepare final project report and process all other requirements for the project auditing and closure of the project as per CARE and WWF Alliance standard procedures.

Delivery of Project Results (35%)

  • Support the establishment of monitoring frameworks and provide on-going feedback and technical backstopping and regularly monitor progress towards the identified indicators.
  • Ensure that project outputs have been achieved as appropriate, the project is successfully closed.
  • Support the establishment of monitoring frameworks and provide on-going feedback and technical backstopping and regularly monitor progress towards the identified indicators.
  • Oversee and monitor implementation of work plans and budgets for all project activities.
  • Ensure that the project produces the results (outputs) specified in the project document to the required standard of quality and within the specified constraints of time and cost;
  • Monitor the project expenditures, commitments and balance of funds under the project budget lines, and draft project budget revisions in accordance including the reporting on project funds and related record keeping.
  • Analysis and aggregation of project results/outputs and reporting of project progress at the objective and outcome level.
  • Ensure conformity of results with the Project Document and CARE rules and procedures through budget preparation and management, planning and general monitoring of the project.
  • Manage delivery of results by using up-to-date best practices and know-how in relevant subject areas and accordingly plan delivery of resources for the performance year.
  • Ensure that all project deliverables and documents are noted and stored, that the project is both operationally and financially closed, that all tasks have been completed, that all assets have been transferred, that all issues are resolved and that the project is “done”;
  • Review professional performance and document implementation processes and results through project based professional reports.
  • Manage and monitor requests for financial resources and ensure accuracy and reliability of financial reports;
  • Prepare requisitions requests and ensure continuous delivery updates on financial delivery performance;
  • Liaise with the contracted consultants and other project staff on financial management of the project activities, including monitoring project financial expenditure and transactions;

Policy and Technical Advice -10%

  • Contribute to policy briefs, strategic notes, discussion papers on emerging climate change adaptation related issues to influence the Government and other stakeholders;
  • Provide intellectual or substantive leadership in the subject area through identification of key policy issues and formulation of best possible and alternative policy and programme options at local and national levels;
  • Map on a consistent basis the climate-related development issues, covering the situation and strategic opportunities
  • Support the government with analysis and substantive research into national adaptation planning, and other major national and local development issues.
  • Support to provide policy advice on the on-going policy development on climate change adaptation and advocating for the optimal design and sequencing necessary for enhancing the existing legal framework and institutional strengthening.

Strategic Partnership Communication (10%)

  • Serve as the liaison and connection with donors.
  • Identify opportunities to enhance teamwork within the project and with other CARE/WWF projects to capitalize on the specific advantages of multi-disciplinary support within the framework of the project;
  • Engage in a constructive dialogue with official counterparts, partners, and other stakeholders, especially to maximize consistency and synergy between the various support components, as informed by the priorities of the Climate Change Programme;
  • Support the creation of communications materials to promote and position the CARE-WWF Alliance as a though leader in and enabler of direct climate finance and locally led climate change adaptation;
  • Maintain dialogue with government officials, both local and national, civil society, private sector, partners, and communities to provide knowledge and understanding while ensuring accurate interpretation of projects’ objectives;

Knowledge management and Learning (5%)

  • Contribute written inputs to CARE-WWF Alliance SOWING CHANGE flagship products/newsletter/policy briefs, based on project results, data and information, lessons learned and best practices.
  • Formulate a framework or platform for data-sharing and co-learning among stakeholders to improve project implementation, ownership and adaptation.
  • Sharing international best practices on implementation of climate change adaptation policies and practices through participatory processes and techniques involving civil society, women and minority groups;
  • Engage with national to global partners to contribute to the CARE-WWF alliance learning agenda, ensuring systemic capturing of key lessons learned, generated by the integrated project through feasibility studies, research and evaluation, as well as other primary and secondary sources to produce knowledge-based products;
  • Participate in knowledge networks and other for a to share and draw on best practice and lessons learned in other similar contexts to apply to Kenya and Tanzania;
  • Engage in a CARE-WWF alliance community of practice for knowledge sharing and cross-learning with teams implementing Sowing Change in other places

Gender equality and Women’s empowerment (5%)

  • Support gender mainstreaming throughout the project life cycle, including design, planning, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation.
  • Ensure coordination and partnership with national gender mechanisms, women-led organizations, academies, networks, and forums on climate change issues, etc.
  • Support the institutional and technical capacity of the project team and stakeholders on CARE’s gender equality and women’s empowerment approach as well as WWF’s environmental and social safeguards framework (ESSF) requirements.
  • Support the implementation and reporting of gender-responsive actions and allocating the required resources.
  • Contribute to CARE’S communication and knowledge management system on gender equality and women’s empowerment.

Other Responsibilities as assigned (5%)

  • Perform any other official duties as may be deemed relevant and necessary.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science, Natural Resource Management, Environmental
  • Economics, Gender Studies, Community Development, Social Ecological Systems or related fields.
  • At least 8 years of relevant professional work experience on issues related to climate change, natural resources management, community development and/or entrepreneurship.
  • Experience managing a project and a team requires.
  • Strong planning and organizational skills; ability to handle planning, budgeting and management of multiple concurrent workstreams.
  • Sound understanding of participatory development or conservation strategies, including women, youth and community empowerment.
  • A compelling verbal and written communicator of complex ideas with excellent presentation skills
  • Experience with integrated programs that involve multiple organizations and both conservation and development outcomes..
  • Proven experience and knowledge of Kenya and/or Tanzania’s the countries institutional framework and policies related to climate change and natural resource management.
  • Experience working and coordinating with multi stakeholders including the government, NGOs, consultants, private sector, and CSOs.
  • Knowledge of relevant UNFCCC, COP-decisions, and national commitments under international conventions
  • Experience related to climate change, water resources management, ecosystem restoration and biodiversity conservation.
  • A critical thinker about interrelated systems.

Project Coordinator – Social Norms Diagnosis Project

JOB SUMMARY

  • The Project Coordinator will play a pivotal role in implementing the project focused on addressing negative gender norms that pose barriers to achieving positive development outcomes for women and girls. This role is critical to achieving equity in health and livelihood outcomes, particularly in Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) and Women’s Economic Empowerment (WEE).

ROLES AND RESPOSIBILITIES
Study Leadership and Coordination (40%)

  • Provide oversight to the project, which includes and not limited to, supporting the project delivery structures including review of preliminary reports, coordinating the data collection.
  • Organize in consultation with the project team and Project manager inception and planning forums, to facilitate coordination, collaboration, and effective delivery of all components of the project.
  • Ensure communication flow is known by all stakeholders 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 external communication are adhered to.
  • Establish good working relationship and co-ordination with Project stakeholders to facilitate smooth project implementation, nurture support for key program components.
  • Work closely with the research and data collection teams to gather insights and feedback.
  • Coordinate with other project team members to ensure seamless execution of interventions.
  • Oversee and facilitate the networking, liaising and collaboration activities necessary to provide technical support to implementing partners in SRHR health system strengthening, service delivery, advocacy and organizational capacity building and partnership collaboration.

Monitoring and support supervision (30%)

  • Review M&E related reports and put in place a system for validation of information provided.
  • Organize and oversee field visits and monitoring plans for ongoing monitoring and review of ongoing project activities; with a view to ascertain that activities are ongoing and that results and outputs shared with CARE are genuine and within approved priorities funded, which will be used to make informed decisions.
  • Engage with local communities, particularly in Nairobi’s slums, to understand and address the challenges related to GBV and poor SRHR outcomes.
  • Collaborate with community leaders, government officials, and other stakeholders to ensure project buy in

Networking and Collaboration-10%

  • 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, CBOs, collaborators, other stakeholders and enhance CARE image.
  • Identify and document challenges during the study 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 other program team members.
  • Coordinate and support the training of enumerators and other study participants as necessary.
  • Organize forums and create awareness and understanding of the project activities amongst service providers, community own resource persons, state and non-state agencies in the county, and communities served through regular meetings.

Resource Mobilization -15%

  • Support preparation of concept notes and proposals working closely with the Program Manager.
  • Scope out existing opportunities in areas of expertise to allow program growth and sustainability.
  • Support the exploration of external partnerships ensuring that opportunities are identified at local and national levels.
  • Documentation of program successes and dissemination of lessons, best/promising practices within and externally; Document project case studies and promising practices and share these in project reports.

Other Responsibilities as assigned (5%)

  • Perform any other official duties as may be deemed relevant and necessary.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in the relevant field; Social Sciences, public health, Gender and development studies or other relevant discipline coupled with related professional training.
  • Minimum of 3-5 years’ experience in results-based program management, and preferably using funding from bilateral donors such as USAID, BMGF, GAC, DFAT or the EU.
  • Experience and participation in baseline surveys and studies, GPA and Assessments.
  • Demonstrated programming experience related to a combination of SRHR, Gender Equality and Social inclusion. Experience in adolescent SRHR programming is and asset.
  • Demonstrable experience in initiating and managing effective partnerships with government, CSOs, private sector and other stakeholders.
  • Proven track record using results-based management to record and report on project impact.
  • Demonstrated ability to create an enabling environment in which groups can identify and work towards their own strategic goals.
  • Strong staff and project management skills
  • Demonstrated ability to foster transparent, accountable relationships with donors and partners.
  • Ability to foster and strengthen partnerships amongst different stakeholders and civil society actors.
  • Demonstrated ability to come to “win-win” resolutions when faced with program quality and operations issues.
  • Ability to troubleshoot and to negotiate positive outcomes from competing interests.
  • Capacity to troubleshoot and successfully resolve issues, staff management and competing partnership agendas.
  • Excellent inter-personal, facilitation skills and communication skills
  • Ability to build and maintain trust amongst teams and amongst diverse partners.
  • Person of professional integrity
  • The ability to work independently, think innovatively and strategically and work effectively within a team.
  • Demonstrated the ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs, which include willingness to understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.

MEAL Coordinator – Women Voice and Leadership Project

JOB SUMMARY

  • The WVL Kenya project MEAL Coordinator will provide technical support and guidance on gender transformative and feminist approaches to MEAL and ensure initiatives are informed by gender analysis and informed by desired changes that seek to empower and increase voices of women’s rights organizations and their constituents. The MEAL Coordinator will manage the WVL Program knowledge management and learning agenda ensuring that this supports the WVL program for improvements, learning and sharing internally and externally and those systems are in place to facilitate this. The MEAL Coordinator is expected to work in collaborative partnership with women’s rights organizations to develop and strengthen a WVL program MEAL system to track outputs, outcomes and contributions to impact, ensuring data for key performance indicators is collected, verified and reported on, timely – but also holistically for all initiatives under the WVL program. S/he should will build the capacity of WROs in results based reporting and feminist MEAL, and will ensure that all partner WROs projects / initiatives have systems to monitor adherence to CARE’s programming principles and abide by agreed CARE standards.

ROLES AND RESPOSIBILITIES

  • Leadership and Coordination in the development and operationalization of capacity building and implementation of WVL project impact measurement systems. (35%)
  • Coordinate and take a leading role in the development and implementation of the program’s monitoring and evaluation system for impact and outcome measurement, using collaborative methods to build the system with WRO partners and for multiple reporting needs.
  • Coordinate all MEAL activities to ensure the Program achieves its goals and corresponding objectives and targets.
  • Oversee the development, regular update and implementation of the Performance Measurement Framework and MEAL plan to capture Program performance and results, including activity, output and outcome monitoring, baseline, mid and end line assessments, and all monitoring for process/fidelity of implementation and outcome evaluations.
  • Ensure mainstreaming of feminist MEAL approaches in the MEAL system design and implementation.
  • Facilitate participatory processes with program’s partners for the development and implementation of the program’s MEAL system.
  • Lead/coordinate tools development, testing, and management of data capture systems and oversee data flow pattern for the Program that will ensure timely and user-oriented data collection and reporting.
  • Ensure high-quality implementation, consistent with CARE/Donors monitoring and evaluation guidelines, protocols, information, and reporting systems.
  • Use data to contribute towards strategic decision-making, Knowledge management, sharing best practices and program planning with program team and with partner WROs.
  • Ensuring data is entered, analyzed, documented and written, and disseminated.
  • Promote and support the dissemination of Program information among the Program team.

Reporting, Documentation, Knowledge management and learning agenda support (25%)

  • Lead results reporting by providing written, oral, video and other forms of documentation on MEAL activities and indicator results for progress, , quarterly, bi annual and annual, as appropriate.
  • Coordinate and guide partners in their reporting, and documentation responsibilities. Ensure that the MEAL system meets the evidence and communications needs of WRO partners.
  • Review program achievements against indicator targets with a view to strengthening reporting as well as decision making.
  • Keep up to date program related data and reports for reference by the program team as well as other stakeholders.
  • Provide data for internal and donor reports as well as internal documentation and reporting systems (e.g. CARE International PIIRS).
  • Liaise with CO Program Quality & Accountability department to develop Knowledge Management & Learning (KM&L) agenda for WVL Program.
  • Develop WVL Program KM&L strategy, system, processes and annual action plan ensuring that systems are technologically supportive to facilitate easy and efficiency in information management.
  • Provide technical leadership and coordination in designing KM&L agenda and events for partner WROs.
  • Take lead in documentation of lessons learnt and best practices as well as dissemination on the same.
  • Disseminate findings from research and evaluations.
  • Lead strategic collaboration activities with key partners and stakeholders to learn from Program data and adapt interventions as appropriate.

Capacity of staff partners and technical staff -25%

  • Facilitate the active participation of partners in the design and implementation of the WVL MEAL system
  • Together with partner WROs, design and implement a MEAL capacity strengthening strategy for partner WROs, based on a participatory capacity assessment.
  • Guide and support the partner WROs technical staff, in the implementation of the MEAL system in line with the WVL Program proposal/Design.
  • Coordinate partner WROs staff and provide updates to CARE staff on progress made on WVL program and contribution to WRO strategic goals as well as CARE CO Strategy and CI 2020 Program Strategy.
  • Provide input in the design of new initiatives to ensure the needs of impact groups are addressed in accordance with WVL Program and CARE Kenya’s programme approach.
  • Provide technical assistance in performance monitoring, programme evaluation, dissemination and utilization of information.
  • Provide technical guidance in program monitoring, evaluation and research initiatives to both CARE Kenya and WROs engaged in the program.
  • Oversee and/or conduct targeted evaluations, including design, support in data collection, management and analysis.
  • Contribute to the development of the WVL Program annual operating plan, ensuring alignment with programme approach and achievement of annual target indicators.
  • Work with WROs to focus on efforts to utilize training monitoring systems to track and monitor trainers and participants at training events to facilitate follow-up and documentation
  • Develop and operationalize quarterly WROs monitoring visits that facilitate improvement in program delivery.

Strengthened collaboration and networking (5%)

  • Represent the WVL Kenya Project in core monitoring and evaluation committees, County engagements and related project activities as necessary.
  • Represent the Project in decentralised M&E forums, selected M&E capacity building and strengthening forums with a view to keeping the project 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 CARE’s performance in WVL Kenya and related project interventions (5%)
  • 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 of Project 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, project principles and other frameworks
  • Undertake any other relevant duties as assigned by supervisor or management that enhance CARE’s mission.

Other Responsibilities as assigned (5%)

  • Perform any other official duties as may be deemed relevant and necessary by the supervisor.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Degree in Monitoring and evaluation, Impact measurement, Project Management and planning, statistics, social sciences or related field or equivalent experience, Master’s degree is an added advantage
  • At least 5 years’ experience in management or coordinating positions in monitoring and evaluation and program quality in development programs in at least two of the following areas: gender equality, women’s rights, organizational strengthening, or feminist movement building;
  • Excellent written, verbal English and presentation/communication skills
  • Demonstrable ability to develop and implement gender transformative monitoring and evaluation systems and plans and Applied knowledge and understanding of feminist approaches to MEAL.
  • Proven expertise in quantitative and qualitative methodologies, participatory approaches, management information systems, reporting, data quality assessments, data analysis and presentation
  • Experience in using collaborative, consensus based and informal adult education approaches to build partner skill and knowledge, provide training and foster effective and participatory decision making amongst partners meet evolving Program measurement needs.
  • Demonstrated strong management, coordination, teamwork and planning skills with proven ability to function effectively with multiple programs/projects in both the public and NGO sectors
  • Experience with and understanding of relevant donor frameworks and reporting systems
  • Strong technical skills, including ability to process and analyse both quantitative and qualitative data using appropriate software and platforms
  • Familiarity with mobile data collection tools – ODK, KOBO Collect, E- recording
  • Knowledge on GIS is an added advantage.
  • In depth understanding of underlying causes of poverty, vulnerability and gender inequality in Kenya with good knowledge of the political, economic, social and technological environment is desirable.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Kenya’s women’s movement.
  • Demonstrated commitment to gender equality and women’s empowerment
  • Experience and knowledge on the development of theory of change desired
  • Knowledge of statistical computer packages e.g. SPSS, EPI-INFO etc.
  • Extensive knowledge of CARE programme approach, programming principles and frameworks is an added advantage.
  • Previous experience with Government of Canada funded projects is an asset.

Gender Officer – Sowing Change Project

JOB SUMMARY

  • The purpose of the Sowing Change Gender Officer position of CARE in Kenya is to ensure the project achieves on the Gender Equality outcomes and is of high quality, and mainstream Gender Equality into the project initiatives. The project officer will document and utilizes learning and knowledge from within and outside of CARE Kenya to develop/design and improve project to achieve high impact. The holder of the position will provide technical and coordination support and guidance on gender transformative approaches to gender equality results and ensure initiatives are informed by gender power dynamics and Social Action Analysis (SAA).
  • The Sowing Change Gender Officer will work with the Sowing Change Project Manager and WWF-Kenya team in the fulfillment of the gender equality results, ensuring that the intervention methodology for the project responds to the goals and objectives of the project.
  • S/He will work in conjunction with the CARE Kenya MEAL Manager to ensure efficient monitoring of gender outcomes/ gender data collection during ongoing monitoring and timely evaluations.
  • The Gender Officer is expected to work in collaborative partnership with, County government, WWF-Kenya and ocal partner organizations to develop and strengthen their desired Gender Equality results outputs, outcomes and contributions to impact, ensuring transformative processes.

ROLES AND RESPOSIBILITIES
Supporting development and implementation of Sowing Change project Gender Equality outcome results (40%)

  • Coordinate and take a leading role in the development and implementation of the Project gender power dynamics analysis and Social Action Analysis (SAA) developing action plans from the analysis.
  • Coordinate all Gender result activities for CARE Kenya under the Sowing Change Project to ensure the project achieves its gender outcomes.
  • Ensure mainstreaming of feminist MEAL approaches in the MEAL system design and implementation with support from CARE Kenya Program Quality and Accountability Manager.
  • Support gender related tools development, testing, and management that will ensure timely and user- oriented gender related data collection and reporting.
  • Promote and support the dissemination of gender related Program information among the Project team and the partners.
  • Represent CARE Kenya and the Sowing Change Project in various gender meetings, networks, and opportunities to support the project.

Reporting, Documentation, Knowledge management and Learning support (25%)

  • Review project gender equality outcome results/achievements against indicator targets with a view to strengthening reporting, planning, implementation as well as decision making.
  • Keep up to date on project gender related data and reports for reference by the project team as well as other stakeholders.
  • Provide gender outcomes data for internal and donor reports as well as internal documentation and reporting systems (e.g. CARE International PIIRS).
  • Take lead in documentation of lessons learnt and best practices as well as dissemination on the same.
  • Provide technical support in reporting on the Gender marker accurately during reporting and designing new projects for layering on the existing ones.

Capacity building of staff and partners and technical Support on Gender Equality Results outcomes –(30%)

  • Facilitate the active participation of partners (WWF) in the design and implementation of the Sowing
  • Change gender analysis and Social Action Analysis (SSA)
  • Provide input in the design of new layering initiatives to ensure the gender needs of impact groups are addressed in accordance with the Sowing Change Project and CARE Kenya’s Programme approach.
  • Support in conducting gender equality targeted evaluations, including design, support in data collection, management and analysis working closely with CARE PQL Manager.

Other Responsibilities as assigned (5%)

  • Perform any other official duties as may be deemed relevant and necessary by the supervisor.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Degree in Social Sciences, Gender and development studies or other relevant discipline
  • At least 5 years’ experience in coordinating position in gender equality outcome results delivery and program quality in development programs in at least two of the following areas: gender equality, women’s rights, organizational strengthening, or feminist movement building.
  • Excellent written, verbal English and presentation/communication skills.
  • Demonstrable ability to develop and implement gender transformative results outcomes, systems and plans, and applied knowledge and understanding of feminist approaches and principles.
  • Experience in using collaborative, consensus based and approaches to build partner skills and knowledge, provide training and foster effective and participatory decision making amongst partners meet evolving Project gender equality results outcomes.
  • Demonstrated strong management, coordination, teamwork and planning skills with proven ability to function effectively with multiple gender programs/projects in both the public and NGO sectors.
  • Experience with and understanding of relevant donor frameworks and reporting systems.
  • Experience in writing Funding opportunities Concepts and Proposals
  • Strong gender related technical skills, including ability to understand the different and complex dynamic affecting / supporting adequate delivery on the gender equality results.
  • In depth understanding of underlying causes of poverty, vulnerability and gender inequality in Kenya with good knowledge of the political, economic, social and technological environment is desirable.
  • Knowledge and understanding of Natural Resource Management is key.
  • Demonstrated commitment to gender equality and women’s empowerment.
  • People Skills: Ability to work both independently and as a team player.
  • Integrity: Works with trustworthiness and integrity and has a clear commitment to CARE’s core values and humanitarian principles.
  • Resilience/adaptability and flexibility: Ability to operate effectively under difficult circumstances and to interact effectively with a geographically dispersed multicultural team.

Gender Officer – Social Norms Diagnosis Project

JOB SUMMARY

  • Reporting to the Project manager; the Gender Officer is expected to work collaboratively with the consultant, program coordinator and other technical staff to lead the implementation of project’s gender interventions and will work with the project team to ensure the activities are well integrated in the overall project. S/he will provide guidance and technical input where necessary, especially on gender analysis, social analysis and action, gender transformative approaches, impact assessments and wider gender mainstreaming. S/he will ensure stakeholders’ participatory consultations take gender into consideration and that the needs of women and girls, men and boys are identified and prioritized. S/he will act as resource person in capacity building, knowledge sharing events and other relevant activities.

ROLES AND RESPOSIBILITIES
Technical support to study implementation (40%)

  • Work closely with the research and data collection teams to gather insights and share feedback as appropriate.
  • Coordinate with other project team members to ensure seamless execution of the study.
  • Ensure that the gender checklists are used and should be able to work with project manager in revising and revisiting the gender sensitive indicators for improved mainstreaming.
  • Support the development of a community gender awareness action plan related to specific behaviors that influence towards accessing Adolescent Sexual Reproductive Health (ASHR) services.
  • Facilitating critical reflection sessions to promote awareness of gender equality and harmful social/cultural norms, constructions of masculinity/femininity, rights, Sexual/Gender Based Violence (SGBV) and Sexual Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR), etc., and to develop skills and attitudes around self-efficacy.
  • Take lead in documentation of lessons learnt during the study and best practices as well as dissemination on the same.
  • Ensure adherence to safeguarding and Protection from Sexual Harassment , Exploitation and Abuse policies during the study.

Monitoring and Documentation (30%)

  • Review study reports just to ensure that gender issues related to the study are clearly captured.
  • Conduct field visits to study sites and review of ongoing project activities; with a view to ascertain that activities are ongoing as planned.
  • Engage with local communities, Within the identified location of study, to understand and address the challenges related to Gender Based Violence and poor Sexual Reproductive Health Rights outcomes.
  • Collaborate with community leaders, government officials, and other stakeholders to ensure buy – in and participation where necessary.

Networking and Collaboration-20%

  • 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, CBOs, collaborators, other stakeholders and enhance CARE image.

Other Responsibilities as assigned (10%)

  • Perform any other official duties as may be deemed relevant and necessary by the supervisor.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Degree in Social Sciences, Gender and development studies or other relevant discipline coupled.
  • At least 3 years’ experience in coordinating position in gender equality outcome results delivery and program quality in development programs in the following areas: gender equality, women’s rights, organizational strengthening,
  • Strong gender related technical skills, including ability to understand the different and complex dynamic affecting / supporting adequate delivery on the gender equality results.
  • Ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs, which include willingness to understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.
  • Demonstrated commitment to gender equality and women’s empowerment.
  • Excellent written, verbal English and presentation/communication skills.
  • Demonstrable ability to develop and implement gender transformative results outcomes, systems and plans, and applied knowledge and understanding of feminist approaches and principles.
  • Experience in conducting a gender related baseline studies including GPA.
  • Ability to foster and strengthen partnerships amongst different stakeholders and civil society actors.
  • In depth understanding of underlying causes of poverty, vulnerability, and gender inequality in
  • Kenya with good knowledge of the political, economic, social and technological environment is desirable.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Kenya’s women’s Rights movement.
  • Excellent inter-personal, facilitation and communication skills.

Consultant for Recruitment of Board Directors for CARE International in Kenya (CIK)

Scope of work
The consultant will be responsible for the following:

  • Develop the terms of reference that will give an overview of the role of the above prospective Board Members profiles.
  • Conduct profile search on prospective candidates.
  • Refine candidate profiles, competencies, and original search and sourcing criteria.
  • Conduct due diligence to ensure compatibility with CARE.
  • Source, assess, and screen potential candidates to gauge relevant experience, interest, fit, and competencies.
  • Provide candidate assessments, develop interview protocols, conduct preliminary interviews, and provide a shortlist of recommended candidates.
  • Present a shortlist to CIK with a full report of candidates’ credentials to CARE. for further interviews.

Reporting Lines

  • The consultant will report Directly to the Country Director and the CARE Kenya’s Executive teams and the outputs will be reviewed by CARE’s Legal Counsel.

Qualification of the Consultant

  • Extensive experience in Board and Executive recruitment and management.
  • Registered with the relevant corporate governance authorities with valid certifications and practicing licenses.
  • Understand Kenyan legal environment and non-profit set up and the laws that govern the sector.
  • Experience in corporate governance.
  • Understanding of global or international development field and experience working in international contexts.
  • Strong Communication skills as well as Interpersonal and presentation skills.
  • Applying for this Consultancy
  • Applicants interested in applying for this consultancy should provide both a cost and a technical proposal based on the following parameters:

Financial Proposal:

  • A breakdown of all eligible costs proposed by the consultant to carry out all indicated deliverables in the time frame proposed; and
  • The cost proposal should include daily rate before and after all eligible taxes and the total number of LOE/workdays proposed.
  • All statutory documents- KRA Compliance of Compliance, Relevant registration documents and certifications.
  • All costs must be quoted in Kenya Shillings.

Technical Proposal:

  • 4-pages (maximum) outline of how the deliverables will be reached/developed (based on
  • a clear methodology and outline of key approaches to be used); and
  • 1 to 2 page detailed work plan of how the deliverables will be met/produced in the accorded
  • timeframe (including on and off-site days).

Application process and timelines.

Interested firms should submit their bids/proposals (both technical and financial) as one PDF to reach CARE International in Kenya on or before the 4th of January 2024 via email address KEN.bids@care.org and the email subject should read “CARE Board of Directors recruitment”.

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