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International Rescue Committee (IRC) 

Consultancy for Qualitative Researchers - Hagadera
Sector: Women's Protection and Empowerment

Location: Kenya

Employee Type: Consultant

Employee Category: Not Applicable

Terms of Reference

Background: SASA! is a Swahili word meaning NOW and acronym for Start, Awareness, Support, Action implemented in four different phases. SASA! is about rethinking power- your power, my power and the power we can have together. 

Our power to learn and inform, to support and to create change for safer and healthier relationships and communities in order to prevent violence against women and HIV. This is achieved through different segments of activities entailed in local activism, media and advocacy, communication materials and trainings. 

The SASA! methodology is basically a community mobilization approach for preventing violence against women and HIV. SASA! works by guiding communities through a step-by-step process of change and engaging a critical mass of people across all levels of society to bring about social norm change. 

Since 2010 the IRC, WPE department has been implementing the above strategies within Hagadera camp and with the support of Raising Voices in Uganda. 

IRC has done necessary adjustments to SASA! while implementing to fit the camp context. Currently, SASA! is being implemented in more than 20 countries by more than 60 organizations.

The UN Trust Fund (UNTF) awarded Raising Voices funds under a project called Strengthening SASA! implementation through learning and guidance for the purpose of studying the adaptation of SASA! methodology in different settings and producing program guides and tools that strengthen SASA! adaptations in the future. 

This Adaptations Study is a collaborative effort across five key partners: Raising Voices that will coordinate overall study, University of California, San Diego the research partner; Beyond Borders in Haiti, a SASA! partner, representing a ‘non-African’ context, IRC in Kenya a SASA! partner, representing a humanitarian context and Women’s Promotion Center in Tanzania a SASA! partner, representing a rural context. 

Through the study, we will develop user-friendly tools to guide future adaptations of SASA!

It is with the above knowledge, that the IRC seeks the services of a consultants or a consultancy firm to carry out the second wave of data collection for the SASA! Adaptation research in Hagadera Camp.

Description of Tasks

The research team will collect qualitative data and participate as core members of the qualitative research team. 

Working closely with the IRC and Raising Voices. 

The team will;
·                     Undergo a 2 day training in Nairobi with a focus on reviewing the project and its goals, research ethics, and best practices in qualitative data collection. In addition, the focus group and interview guides will be reviewed at length. The research team will be expected to attend both days of training, and sessions before travelling to Dadaab for the data collection.
·                     Facilitate 8-10 Focus Group Discussions (FGDs) or In-depth Interviews (IDIs) in the Hagadera camp. Each FGD / IDI will last approximately 60-90 minutes. The data collection is expected to be completed in 5 days. During these FGDs and IDIs the researcher will also be expected to take participants through the informed consent process and register participants using a structured roster. All the FGD’s and IDIs will be voice recorded.
·                     Prepare a field report highlighting key issues raised within two days after completion of data collection.
Expected Deliverables and outputs

Expected deliverables include;
·                     Completion of a 2-day training,
·                     Facilitation of 8-10 FGDs or In-depth interviews,
·                     Completion of FGD rosters,
·                     Daily debriefs with the research team
·                     Production of a field report after completion of data collection highlighting key issues arising.
Research Team composition

The research team should be gender balanced and composed of two (male and female) senior researchers and two (male and female) note takers.

In addition the team should consist of Somali speakers as Hagadera camp is mostly inhabited by the Somali community.

Time frame & Worksite Arrangements

The work is expected to be completed in a period of 10 days including travel between Nairobi and Dadaab. 

The research team will be expected to make effective and efficient use of time and other resources related to the project. 

It is imperative that the research team be able to deliver on their commitment to the project within the agreed-upon timeframes.

The research team is expected to work onsite on a full-time basis. Hotel accommodations, travel, and accommodation while in Dadaab will be provided to the research team. 

IRC will provide the research team with office and work space for daily debriefs. Access to project-related resources, including journals, relevant research documents will be made available to research team as necessary.    

Key Qualifications

The research team should be available full time for this work from 1 – 11 November 2017. 

In addition, the team should possess a specific set of skills and qualifications necessary for the position. 

This includes:
·                     Research Skills: The senior researchers should possess extensive knowledge and understanding of gender issues in the region, preferably including violence against women. In addition, the Researcher should have a minimum of 1 year (2 years preferred) professional experience facilitating FGDs and IDIs.
·                     Education: Ideally, the research team will possess an advanced degree in the social sciences, however this may be substituted for extensive experience as a field researcher.
·                     Languages: It is essential that the research team speak Somali at a fluent/ native language level, as well as be fluent in English.
·                     Interpersonal Skills: The research team should have strong interpersonal skills in order to enable the establishment of relationships that are necessary to build rapport/generate nuanced and credible data. This involves respect for and sensitivity to local cultural norms and practices.
·                     Computer Skills: The research team should be proficient in Microsoft Office programs, in particular Microsoft Word.
In addition, the should consultants be;
·                     Flexible and tolerant
·                     Highly sensitive to cultural and religious dynamics
How to Apply

Interested applicants should submit the following application materials to;
·                     Technical and financial proposal for the assignment including CVs of the research team
·                     A cover letter, highlighting your specific qualifications for this research
CLICK HERE to apply online

The application deadline is 02nd October, 2017. 

Job Vacancy: Supply Chain Officer - Procurement (Dadaab)
Sector: Procurement

Location: Kenya

Employee Type: Regular 

Employee Category: Full Time

Job Purpose / Objective: To provide all necessary Supply chain supports to the field project activities in Dadaab field office and proceed with maximum efficiency while adhering to IRC’s Supply chain procurement procedures and policies.

Supply chain activities

·                     Process all Purchase Request from Program Staff and other operations departments.
·                     Prepare all quotations for the vendors while ensuring that supplier’s rotation is adhered to.
·                     To prepare Bid analysis and PO after the Procurement officer has reviewed and recommended.
·                     Ensure that procurements are done in accordance with IRC Policies and procedures, ensuring that the purchases of goods are appropriate in terms of quality and fair market price.
·                     Ensure that all purchases are properly authorized in accordance with IRC Finance and Supply Chain policies and procedures.
·                     Ensure that IRC procurement procedures are followed in all spheres.
·                     Ensure that up to date files for price guide / catalogues / products technical information to be used by the office for Budgetary and ordering purposes are maintained.
·                     Review all procurement documents before sending it for further reviews and ensure that a proper record for any procurement act is kept and inventory of used LPOs is maintained for future references.
·                     Prepare all payments in good time and submit the documents for review to the supply chain officer procurement before submitting it to finance.
·                     Photocopy and filling of all payment documents before submitting to finance.
·                     Prepare weekly procurement reports and send to the procurement officer for review and onward sharing to all the program managers
·                     Back up all the procurement data on a weekly basis.
·                     Ensure that all other procurement files are maintained
·                     Coordinate closely with the Procurement / Logistics Department in Nairobi to ensure that program supplies purchased from Nairobi are in place in Hagadera
Key Result Areas
·                     Reduced lead time for processing of documents.
·                     Timely and effective updated BVA system for accurate reporting
·                     Effective functional and centralized procurement system to all the program functions
·                     Timely payment generation for all supplied/complete deliveries of items/services
·                     Provide training support to procurement clerks
·                     Preparing of local price list and sharing the same with the Dadaab all staffs on a monthly basis.
Procurement reports
·                     Weekly PRTS Report
·                     Monthly Procurement report
·                     Monthly PR tracking and performance card
·                     Commitments report to Finance
·                     Any other procurement reports required by LC or direct Supervisor.
·                     Diploma in Logistics & supplies management. A degree in Business administration and management will be an added advantage
·                     Thorough method of working with ability to work under pressure to pursue multiple tasks simultaneously to successful conclusions;
·                     Management ability to lead, motivate and develop staff;
·                     Positive attitude with good sense of humour;
·                     Committed team player;
·                     Ability to live and work in a fairly isolated area and in conditions of limited comfort;
·                     Basic computer skills (Word, Excel);
·                     At least Three year's experience working as a logistician;
·                     The following experience will all be advantageous: previous NGO work, work in Africa, experience in repairing/maintaining vehicles, communications (Codan HF, VHF).
How to Apply
CLICK HERE to apply online

Deadline for receiving applications is 2nd October, 2017.

Job Vacancy: Solar Project Monitoring Technician - Kakuma
Sector: Operations

Location: Kenya

Employee Type: Regular 

Employee Category: Full Time
Summary of Responsibilities: The Solar Project Monitoring Technician will be responsible for monitoring the performance and maintenance of the IRC Solar project in Kakuma General Hospital. 

He/she will be responsible liaising with solar service provider maintenance of all existing IRC Solar units  in Kakuma and supervision of new Solar constructions in all sites in Kakuma.

Over all Responsibilities: The Solar Project Monitoring Technician will work directly with the Health Team Leader and staff at facilities to ensure all guidance and the solar SOPs provided by the service provider are adhered to and ensure timely and cost effective and sustainable solar power systems through the constant monitoring of the project. 

The Solar Project Monitoring Technician will report to the Supply Chain
Key Tasks:
·                     Oversee the performance of the solar project and ensure all SOPs and guidance are adhered to. By staff and patients.
·                     Optimize solar system uptime.
·                     Develop and implement an Energy Management Plan (EMP) for the premises
·                     Verify all new wiring and assess the impact on the system.
·                     Inspect all new equipment and advise on use it and its effect on the system.
·                     Oversee and supervise all solar set up and activities for IRC Kakuma site.
·                     Ensure the safety and security of the solar equipment and solar materials bought meet the required specifications.
·                     Keeping track and maintain of all IRC Solar project tools and equipment.
·                     Train national staff and incentives on proper monitoring and maintenance of the solar system.
·                     Orientation and training of guards to monitor and report any strange or concerns of the solar system.
·                     Monitor the load and ensure there is adequate load balancing all the time.
·                     Ensure appropriate bulbs and lights are in place as well as appropriate cabling for a solar project.
·                     Oversee design and installation of a power back-up system for the Laboratory and theatre and other critical areas of the hospital.
·                     Ensure monthly and scheduled servicing of the system is done as planned.
·                     Ensure periodical cleaning and maintain of the solar house and its environs.
·                     Support the procurement and use of quality solar materials and verification upon delivery.
·                     Work with the health Team  Leader  to make assessments of the IRC facilities sanitation systems
·                     Provide weekly performance reports of the solar system to both the vendor and IRC.
·                     Compile and file all system documents including user manuals, as-built drawings etc
Expected Deliverables:
·                     Liaise with service provider (contractor) to develop an operation, maintenance and troubleshooting SOP for each solar system installed
·                     Provide reports on the  performance of the solar project, including energy savings
·                     An Energy Management Plan (EMP) for the premises
·                     Orientation of staff and other users on all SOPs and guidance related to the solar project.
·                     Supervise all new wiring and assess the impact on the system.
·                     Inspection of all new equipment and advice on use and its effect on the system.
·                     Supervision of all new solar set up and activities for IRC Kakuma site, to ensure all equipment supplied meets specifications, and the scope of work is adhered to.
·                     Safety and security of the solar equipment.
·                     Verification of all solar materials bought to meet the required specifications.
·                     Train national staff and incentives on proper monitoring and maintenance of the solar system.
·                     Orientation and training of guards.
·                     Monitor the load and ensure there is adequate load balancing all the time.
·                     Install and replace appropriate bulbs and lights.
·                     Schedule monthly and scheduled servicing of the system is done by the vendor.
·                     Undertake any other responsibility assigned by the supervisor
Required Qualification:
·                     Advanced Diploma in solar operations or related field with hands on experience in Hospital operations.
·                     Solar PV Technician License by Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC), Class T2
Required Experience & Competencies:
·                     Two  years’ experience in solar projects and general electrical projects
·                     Strong supervisory experience
·                     Strong report and collaboration skills
·                     Cultural and diversity sensitivity, commitment and an understanding of the values of IRC and the principles of equal opportunities.
How to Apply

CLICK HERE to apply online

Apply on or before 3rd October, 2017.

Kenyan nationals are encouraged to apply. International allowances are not available for this position. Salary and other benefits are compliant to the Kenyan NGO Sector.

Disclaimer: Please take note that International Rescue Committee (IRC) does not ask for any fees in connection with its recruitment processes. In the event that you receive any request for payment of any sort, please get in touch with us on Tel: + (254-020) 2727730, Email: or report to the nearest police.

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IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

If you need assistance in the application or hiring process to accommodate a disability, you may request an accommodation at any time. Please contact Talent Acquisitions As required by law, the IRC will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants and employees with a known disability.

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