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NGO Jobs in Kenya - DSW

DSW (Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevoelkerung) is an international development and advocacy organization with its headquarters in Hannover, liaison offices in Berlin and Brussels as well as country offices in Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. 

Our main goal is to help people free themselves from poverty. For this purpose we support integrated programs in sexual reproductive health and rights focusing on youth empowerment, advocacy, and capacity building of local partners. 

Position: Field Officer
Department:Prorammes & Projects
Duty Station:Mombasa, Kenya

DSW seeks to recruit a field officer to be based in Mombasa office, Coast, Kenya. 

The Field Officer’s position will contribute towards improving access to comprehensive health services, information and supplies by women of reproductive age living in the informal settlements of Bangladesh and Maweni. 

General Area of Responsibility:
 Working with the project coordinator, program officer and other stakeholders, the field officer will support and provide leadership on field related activities in the project sites. 

This is alongside working with field staff and partners to ensure that the assigned tasks are implemented to the highest standards.

Specific Tasks:

Programme Development and Planning
  • Assist with development of concepts and proposals to mobilize resources, particularly held support funding, to address RH needs and priorities in project sites and the region at large.
  • Prepare annual, quarterly and monthly activity work plans with details of resources required against the budget.
Programme Implementation
  • Mobilize relevant stakeholders such as elders and leaders to support the promotion of SRH knowledge and adoption of positive behavior.
  • Mobilize target population and form and/or strengthen peer groups
  • Organize and conduct targeted outreach events
  • Support formulation, needs assessment and capacity building of the identified groups
Monitoring and Evaluation
  • In liaison with Coast programme coordinator, support and monitor the delivery of high quality programme.
  • Make continuous informal observation of the programmes delivery, noting and reporting any problems, successes and suggestions for improvement.
  • Responsibilities will include supervision of champions.
  • In addition, they will be involved in the collection of data and documentation of stories and achievements.
Reporting and Documentation
  • Prepare high quality and quarterly reports as per stipulated guidelines and within the agreed deadlines
  • Capture evidence of project’s impact through identifying and writing success stories and case studies
  • Document the project’s best practices for scaling up and application
Partnership and Networking
  • Establish and maintain effective good working relationship with communities, partners and Governments
  • Identify and inform your supervisor of potential programme partnerships
  • Link the project groups to relevant partners for self-development and continuity
Representation and other tasks
  • Represent DSW at various fora as and when requested
  • Manage and account for the project advances in accordance with DSW's financial policy
  • Chair site level project review meetings in their respective locations to review project progress, working strategies and share lessons learnt
Minimum Requirements:
  • A Bachelor’s degree from accredited university in a Health related field. Holders of a higher diploma in a Health related field with more than 5 years’ experience in a similar position will be considered
  • Must have a good understanding of management and coordination of services by GoK at County Level
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills (English and Swahili)
  • Computer literacy in the use of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook, with practical experience in the use of electronic communications including email, internet, etc.
  • Must have strong quantitative, analytical, and report writing skills
Position: Admin & HR Team Coordinator
Department:Finance and Administration
Place of Duty:Nairobi, Kenya

The National Team Coordinator – Admin & HR implements practices and activities of the Human Resources  (HR) Office in Kenya providing a full spectrum of services and programs linked to short and long-term organizational needs and objectives. 

S(He) is the link between the International Team Manager dealing with strategic and policy issues on an international DSW overall level and the operationalization at country office level. 

As such the National Team Coordinator - Admin & HR is part of the DSW Administration and HR team as well as the respective CO department.  

(S)He works closely with the ITM-AHR and the national team coordinators of the other country offices in this field. 

(S)He works in close cooperation with the Finance & Admin manager and other national team coordinators in the CO to ensure the effective and efficient day-to-day implementation of administrative and HR processes. 

(S)He will lead HR contributions, including HR Capacity and Infrastructure, Talent Acquisition, Talent Management and New Business Development. 

(S)He will ensure workforce planning and staffing, promote and sustain employee productivity and retention, to assigned business and development opportunities. 

(S)He will, manage delivery of recruiting and staffing, competitive employee benefits and salary programs, employee relations advice and counsel, performance management, and project start up and closure activities. 

(S)He will also develop and implement staffing initiatives for the success of the DSW Kenya office, in Kenya office management staff. 

In addition, he or she will be required to manage Administrative staff and facilitate procurement.

General areas of responsibility:
  • Ensure in close cooperation with the Department Manager F&A that day to day administrative and HR processes are organized effectively and conducted in line with DSW’s regulations as well as in compliance with national regulations in this area.
  • Ensure the implementation of administrative and HR related services, policies and programs (incl. recruiting, contracts, logistics, procurement etc.) within the CO
  • Provide procurement support including coordinating prequalification of suppliers
  • Maintain DSW's asset register in collaboration with Finance
  • Provide technical support and monitor the Administration and HR staff including the development of clear goals and targets
  • Support in developing training and coaching programmes for CO staff
  • Advise the Department Manager F&A and Country Director about HR  issues
  • Jointly with Department Manager F&A, represents DSW overall perspectives and interests to external and internal stakeholders
  • Any other duties assigned by the supervisor
Specific tasks:
  • Supervision of AHR staff in his/her area of responsibility (if applicable)
Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s Degree with equivalent relevant experience and significant experience in human resources, including recruitment and personnel management required
  • At least 3 years HR working experience in an international program in Kenya or East Africa and, demonstrated experience working with multi-donor funded programs is strongly preferred
  • Demonstrated understanding of the Kenyan Labor laws, Company Act, NGO Act and other relevant laws
  • Demonstrated ability to implement and manage all aspects of the HR function in line with current practices and trends
  • Demonstrated ability to gain the trust and confidence of colleagues and to handle confidential matters discreetly and have experience in conflict resolution helpful
  • Ability to competently assess priorities; manage a variety of complex activities simultaneously in a time-sensitive environment, and meet competing deadlines
  • Inter-personal skills and demonstrated ability to interact professionally with culturally and linguistically diverse staff, clients, and consultants
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully coordinate activities with project management staff and proven ability to work successfully on a team in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and Swahili

Consultancy Services: Baseline Study

With support from the European Union, DSW and WOFAK are implementing the project “Together for mothers and children - Strengthening health Delivery in informal Settlements” aimed at contributing to the improvement of key MDG 4 and 5 indicators in Mombasa County by improving access to comprehensive health services, information and supplies to women of reproductive age living in the informal settlements of Bangladesh and Maweni.
In preparation for the implementation of the project, a baseline study is to be undertaken to assess the Health/Commodity Security Situation in each of the targeted settlements as well as socio-economic indicators among men & women of reproductive age. 

This assessment will address current information gaps, map key stakeholder groups and interests, and identify potential synergies with other on-going initiatives in the target areas. 

Importantly, the baseline assessment will also help determine the specific capacities and needs of health facilities and health workers serving each settlement that will be targeted.  

The study findings will guide programming decisions as well as serve as a benchmark for measuring progress and changes over time.  

Consultancy Purpose
: DSW is therefore seeking services of a consultant to design the study, collect and analyse data and compile a report that will inform project implementation as well as provide baseline information that will be used to measure progress made towards attaining the project objectives.

Objectives of the Survey
Specifically, the study is expected to:
  • Establish the prevailing health conditions, health statistics and health problems affecting mothers, infants and children under the age of five within each of the two targeted areas
  • To assess knowledge, attitude, and practices related to reproductive maternal and child health in each of the targeted areas.
  • Ascertain socio-economic indicators among women of reproductive age and men related to access of maternal and child health services.
  • Determine the capacities and needs of health facilities to delivery of reproductive maternal and child health services.
  • Identify the capacity gaps for health service providers towards reproductive maternal and child health services as well as youth friendly service provision.
  • Identify any bottlenecks in the health commodity supply chain with the targeted facilities. This should include Kenya Medical Supplies Agency’s (KEMSA) supply chain system and mHealth serving local level health facilities
  • Map key stakeholder groups and interests, and identify potential synergies with other on-going initiatives in the target areas.
Duration of Consultancy: The baseline survey should be conducted and completed within a period not exceeding six weeks.
Expected background and Experience:
The consultant / consulting firm should:
  • Be legally registered in Kenya (enclose certificate of registration and related documents)
  • Must have proven research experience in the area of nutrition and sexual reproductive health & rights, maternal and child health with a strong knowledge of community led development programming and assessments
The lead consultant should be a public health/demographer specialist with the following qualifications:
  • Minimum of Master’s degree in a health field, demography, sociology or developmental studies
  • A minimum of 5 years of work experience in health research
  • A documented statistical background
  • Have sound knowledge of major reproductive health issues, especially issues those surrounding young men and women
  • Have an understanding of and experience in the formulation, monitoring and evaluation of projects
  • Have undertaken similar work within the last 3 years (provide sample and reference)
  • Demonstrate high level of professionalism and ability to work independently and in high pressure situations under tight deadlines
  • Have strong interpersonal and communication skills (especially needed for working with people in informal settlements)
  • Have high proficiency in written and spoken English and Swahili.
Application Guidelines
The bid should, among other things, contain the following:
1. Technical proposal
  • Interpretation of the ToR
  • Methodology to be used in undertaking the assignment
  • Time and activity schedule
2. Financial proposal
  • Consultant’s daily rate in Kenya shillings
  • Other costs e.g. accommodation, travel and printing
3. Organizational and personnel capacity statement
  • Relevant experience and budget for similar assignment(s)
  • References and contacts for similar assignments
  • Curriculum Vitae of key personnel
Interested firms/individuals should send their applications as per the above guidelines with the reference “Baseline survey – Together for Mothers and Children” clearly indicated in the subject line to:

Deadline for application:
 Midnight on 8th February 2015 (EAT)

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