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Arid Lands Information Network (ALIN)

ALIN has received a grant from the Agile and Harmonized Assistance for Devolved Institutions (AHADI) funded by USAID and UKaid to implement a 5 month’s project on Enhancing Access to Information held by Meru County Government.
To support this initiative, ALIN seeks to recruit a suitable candidate for the following position:
Job Title: Policy Engagement Officer
Duty Station: Meru
Reporting to the Team Leader, the Policy Engagement Officer will serve as the liaison between ALIN, Meru County Government, and Kenya Devolution Support Programme (KDSP) implementing partners in Meru County.
The Officer is responsible for developing relationships through targeted outreach and increasing public awareness of ALINs project in Meru County.
Key Responsibilities
·         Design and develop communication and stakeholder engagement processes, systems and structures
·         Maintain a working knowledge of policies and legislations relating to devolution and governance
·         Develop and manage stakeholder feedback mechanisms in the development of policy instruments and solutions
·         Develop and implement operational policy and other changes to operational practices
·         Identify, analyse and communicate relevant policy developments and their impact to Kenya Devolution Support Programme (KDSP) implementing partners working in Meru County
Qualification and Experience
·         Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences, Public Relations, Public Administration, Development Economics or related field
·         Proven effectiveness in project management
·         Evidence of working with policy makers, involvement in policy development and public affairs and understanding of policy making structures and processes in Kenya

Job Title: Digital Content Editor
Duty Station: Meru County
Reporting to the Policy Engagement Officer, the Digital Content Editor will create and implement approved communications strategies and policies ensuring effective communication with Meru County residents.
The officer will undertake a range of tasks including media relations, media analysis, maintaining an online presence and the development, production and promotion of public communications content.
Key Responsibilities
·         To design, develop, implement and evaluate the overall communication and public relations strategy for the Enhancing Access to Information held by Meru County Government Project
·         Collect, curate, package and disseminate Public Expenditure Management (PEM) information through SMS, toll-free telephone line and social media
·         Manage, update and maintain Citizen Service Centre blog and social media sites
·         Support the production and dissemination of project publications, fact sheets, booklets, leaflets among others
·         Ensure effective and efficient documentation of project activities and achievements including videography and photography and communication of the same with relevant audience

Qualification and Experience
·         Bachelor’s Degree in communications, journalism, public relations or a related field
·         At least two years’ experience in communication, media or public relations
·         Proven experience of training and capacity building in journalism, media engagement, photography, videography, media or communications
·         Demonstrated and extensive social media and digital communications skills experience is an added advantage

Job Title: Monitoring and Evaluation Officer
Duty Station: Meru County
Reporting to the Policy Engagement Officer, the M&E Officer will produce M&E system that defines standards, track, approaches, methods, tools and application plan to allow systematic participatory monitoring and evaluation of project achievements, results, changes and impact.
The officer will design, coordinate and implement monitoring and evaluation, research and learning framework of ALIN project in Meru County.
Key Responsibilities
·         Design, coordinate and implement M&E research, and learning framework of the project
·         Develop and strengthen monitoring, inspection and project evaluation procedures
·         Devise ways to ensure that project outcomes are achieved in a cost effective and timely manner
·         Build up in-house capacity within ALIN on successful project planning, design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation
·         Monitor and evaluate progress in achieving project outputs and outcomes including monitoring progress in meeting indicators
Qualification and Experience
·         Bachelor’s Degree in Public Management, Development Economics, statistics, social science, Monitoring and Evaluation or related field
·         At least two years’ of professional experience in designing, implementing and operating project M&E systems from project initiation to closeout stages
·         Familiar with database concepts and good skills in Excel and SPSS
·         Experience in strategic planning and performance measurement, including indicator selection, target setting, reporting, database management and developing M&E and performance monitoring plans
How to Apply
Interested persons are requested to send applications including detailed curriculum vitae, names and contacts of three referees, details of current remuneration, telephone, e-mail/ fax to the undersigned not later than 16th July 2018.
The Team Leader,
P.O. Box 10098- 00100
Nairobi G.P.O.
ALIN is an equal opportunity employer.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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