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Global Platform Facilitator

Location:
 Nanyuki

Contract Duration: 2 years

The job holder will be responsible to develop, conduct and organize trainings at the Global Platform, including Global Volunteer, Global Health, Global Intern, Global Citizens College, Toolbox courses, Training of Facilitators and Youth Forums for local youth. 

The Job holder will oversee development sessions for the various courses at the platform within the areas of voluntarism, democracy, human rights based approach and political systems. 

The person will facilitate and maintain relationships with partners and arrange excursions with them.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Development of training manuals, course scripts and detailed evaluations of each course, contributing to the development of Training4Change’s courses and methodologies.
  • Develop innovative concepts for youth engagement at the Global Platform in accordance with local and international needs.
  • Mutual teamwork with co-facilitators.
  • Provide administrative and practical tasks related to the running courses.
  • Provide round the clock support to course participants.
  • Developing training content and conduct sessions for the Global Contact trainings taking into concern how to make it participatory with a strong linkage to the surrounding community and the flow of the course.
  • Continuously evaluate and amend the teaching schedule and teaching methods, so as to ensure professional development.
  • Conduct induction for the participants on the rules and regulations of the Platform with the participants.
Qualifications

Appointment to the position will be made from persons who have:
  • Minimum education of undergraduate degree in Social Work or a related field from a recognized University;
  • At least 2-3 years working experience.
  • Experience in conducting training and development of participatory training courses.
  • Experience in working with and promoting Social Justice.
  • Experience with activism, advocacy work, campaigning and lobbyism.
  • Demonstrated work with youth empowerment and capacity building of youth groups.
  • Experience from working with people from different countries is an advantage.
Key Competencies
  • Ability to work both collaboratively and independently;
  • Excellent communication and writing skills;
  • Self-motivated person able to work without supervision;
  • Team player;
  • Excellent computer skills;
  • Ability to work in a diverse team environment; and
  • Should have both oral and written communication skills including good facilitation skills.
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Capacity Buidling Coordinator, Women’s Rights 

Location: 
Makima Partnership Support Unit

Contract Duration: 6 months maternity cover

The holder of the position shall be responsible for building and strengthening the capacity of partners to effectively design and deliver women’s rights related work at local and county levels. 

The job holder will also build capacities of partners to network and women’s rights movements around women’s rights issues in the Partnership Support Unit. 

The position is expected to work closely with the Team leader to ensure that partners have the capacities to engage in women’s rights work at local and county level and to develop proposals for fundraising and to develop WRs plans and budgets for the PSU.

Duties and Responsibilities

Country Strategy Paper
  • Work with the Team leaders, the National WRs Coordinator and the PSU team to build the capacities of partners to implement Women Rights activities in line with CSP and in accordance with sound management practice and AAIK’s development policies, approaches and accountability systems.
  • Work with Capacity building Coordinator - Donor Compliance and the PSU team in reviews of learning and documenting lessons for development of new approaches, best practices and alternatives in WRs programming.
  • Work with Team leaders to ensure all programmes at the county level are gender responsible and are executed within the WRs framework of the CSP.
  • Support the National WRs coordinator to develop organizational knowledge and understanding of relevant Women Rights policies and frameworks that inform AAIK’s and partners WRs programming.
  • Work with the team leaders to train staff and partners on Women Rights for effective networking, policy engagement and influencing.
  • Work with team leaders and PSU team to set WRs fundraising priorities and develop the relevant content for resource mobilization with partners.
  • Work with the National WRs coordinator to design training programme to build the capacity of staff and partners on Women Rights HRBA.
  • Build capacities of  partners in the development and consolidation of project plans and budgets in suitable formats, up to date, and according to AAIK requirements;
  • Prepare and oversee wide strategic distribution and sharing of timely and strategic information for decision and influencing to promote women rights at county level.
Partnership Support Unit
  • Build capacities of partners to design women’s rights programs and ensure their successful implementation to achieve overall AAIK women rights objectives.
  • Work with the National WRs coordinator to build the capacities of the PSU teams to facilitate capacity building of partners on women’s rights programming and integration in collaboration with the PSU, WR’s Coordinators and partners to identify policy areas and gaps to be prioritized   for evidence action and research at county level.
  • Build the capacities of staff and partners at the PSU to promote human rights based approach in women rights programming and advocating for rights of women and girls living in poverty and exclusion at county and national level.
  • Work with county partners, coalitions, PSU team in promoting women’s political leadership and participation at the county and link with national level.
  • Build the capacities of the PSU teams to facilitate capacities building of partners on proposal development and resource mobilization for women’s rights.
Linkages at National and International Level
  • Build, strengthen and maintain strategic relations with women’s rights movement, networks and advocacy specialists at county linking with the national level through the National WRs Coordinator.
  • Identify  and engage with key women’s rights issues and key collaborators for AAIK in line with the CSP priorities at the county  level
  • Strengthen establishment and management of relationships with county partners, other stakeholders and build networks and coalitions for policy influencing. 
  • Represent AAIK at county networks, government agencies and other organizations in order to influence policies in the interest of women and girls living in poverty and exclusion.
  • Lead linking the local and national women’s right policy work.
  • Any other lawful duties that may be assigned from time to time.
Qualifications
Appointment to the position will be made from persons who have:
  • A bachelor’s degree in social sciences, policy development or its equivalent from a recognized University;
  • A minimum of  three (03) years’ experience in women rights programmes; and
  • Good understanding of women’s rights related issues in Kenya.
Key Competencies
  • Ability to influence and negotiate at different levels;
  • Ability to publish research work and demonstrable proposal-writing skills;
  • High degree of integrity, dependability and confidentiality;
  • Strong analytical, interpersonal, negotiation and communication skills;
  • Self-motivated person able to work without supervision; and
  • High level of IT proficiency in use of MS Word, Excel, Access, Power-point, and email.
  • Good facilitation skills
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Capacity Building Coordinator – Donor Compliance and Resource Mobilization 

Location:
 Partner Support Unit – Bamburi, Mombasa

Contract Duration: 3 years

The job holder will be responsible to build the capacity of partners in donor and programme compliance reporting systems for effective reporting. 

The person will also be responsible for developing and maintaining a central data information base as well as consolidating planning, reviews and reporting. 

The job holder will also be responsible for monitoring all projects and program compliance including evaluations, reviews and programme audits. 

The Job holder will coordinate with the PSU capacity building team to generate evidence of impact for accountability and will build the capacities of the partners and the PSU team to ensure functional M & E processes.  

The position will also be responsible for setting up and managing PSU information database.

Duties and Responsibilities

Compliance
  • Support development of programme frameworks at PSU level.
  • Develop and contextualize tools for assessment of programme compliance by partners.
Coordinating planning, reviews and reporting in line with ALPS
  • Build the capacity of PSU staff and partners to operationalize participatory planning, reviews and reporting guidelines.
  • Liaising with PQC on planning, reviews and reporting guidelines and requirements and build the capacities of the staff and partners for timely and quality reporting.
Evidence of impact for accountability
  • Support staff and local partner’s capacity building in accountability as a political process.
  • Work with the team leaders to identify sites or areas for evaluation to generate evidence of impact in collaboration with the team leader.
  • Support staff and partners to document best practices and lessons for sharing widely and with partners to influence policy and practice.
Resource Mobilization
  • Working closely with the other Capacity Building Team members and partners and fundraising unit to coordinate the generation information for proposal development and fundraising.
Support for Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Build the capacities of partners and PSU staff to support baseline surveys, mid-term reviews and evaluations as necessary in liaison with PQC.
  • Work with team leaders to follow-up review and audit findings are taken on board and are informing planning and reporting.
Central position for information management and sharing on mission related content.
  • Liaise with various units including communication and IT to develop and maintain central filing storage of information at PSU.
  • Coordinate contract management to support donor reporting and response to queries in liaison with team leader.
  • Develop and maintain an effective central data information system and create a base for projects, programme, policy and partners at the PSU level and link this with the PQC for national reporting.
Qualifications

Appointment to the position will be made from persons who have:
  • A degree in Social Sciences or its equivalent from a recognized University.
  • Have at least seven (07 ) years’ experience in monitoring and evaluation of which at least three (03) years must have been with I/NGOs, Social Movement Group or comparable position with similar responsibilities
  • Possess qualifications in project management and/or M&E; and
  • Good understanding of Human Rights Based Approach and program cycle Management
  • Good understanding of Results Based Management.
Key Competencies
  • Strong conceptual and analytical skills;
  • Self-motivated person able to work without supervision;
  • Excellent communication and writing skills
  • Demonstrable versatility in use of MS Word, Excel, Access, Power-point, e-mail, and data management software ( e.g. SAS, Stata, SPSS Epi Info, ENA for SMART, SQL); and
  • Ability to work in a diverse team environment.
  • Should have both oral and written communication skills including good facilitation skills.
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How to Apply

Interested candidates should submit, to The Head of Human Resources Organisation Development and Essential Services, their CV and Motivation letter on or before July 1st, 2016 via the email address hresources.Kenya@actionaid.org 

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

ActionAid is an equal opportunities employer. 

Qualified female Candidates are encouraged to apply.

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