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Job Title: Project & Data Officer
Location: DSW Kenya Country Office
Reports to: International Project Manager
General Responsibilities: The Project & Data Officer will support project-related M&E, reporting and capacity-building towards increased resource allocation and better policies for family planning (FP), SRHR and youth empowerment.
The Project & Data Officer is responsible for ensuring quality in collection, cleaning and entry of project data into project databases as well as ensuring compliance in the use of relevant data tools.
The post holder will support DSW country office teams in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania through project monitoring and reporting (including but not limited to regular and annual written and data reports, outcome analysis, case studies etc.), community engagement/civic education as well as documentation of outcomes and impact stories. S/he will be a member of the DSW regional team in East Africa.
Specific Responsibilities: Under the direct supervision of the International Project Manager, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:
1.   Support country M&E officers in regular collection and analysis of information and data in advocacy and capacity-building programming
2.   Identify and flag inconsistent data reported during project implementation and routine data quality audits
3.   Participate in identifying training needs and capacity building for project staff and partners.
4.   Provide support for data collection, analysis, dissemination, and use to the project staff
5.   Participate in routine data quality exercises with the International Project Coordinator
6.   Identify and immediately notify national M&E coordinators  of any issues with incorrect, questionable data reported to the project.
7.   Participate with M&E Team to provide technical support to program staff in the area of M&E;
8.   Work closely with the project staff to document best practices and knowledge generation for shared learning.
9.   Ensure an online database is updated with the current data on a regular basis.
10.          Support the development of annual family planning budget and policy reviews, programme outcome and reports.
11.          Monitor and evaluate overall progress on achievement of project results and ongoing actions
12.          Prepare written narrative reports on project progress and achievements.
13.          Participate in the regional coordination of monthly and yearly reporting proceses for project monitoring and donor reporting.
14.          Support the planning, organisation and logistical preparations for events and workshops.
15.          Any other duties as assigned by the supervisor.
·         Degree in statistics, mathematics, social sciences or community development.
·         Two years’ work experience in international development.
·         Solid experience in data quality exercises, data entry and reporting.
·         Proficiency in MS-Excel
·         Training and capacity building skills.
·         Ability to meet strict deadlines.
·         Ability to work independently and to proactively identify and address data issues.
·         Excellent written communication and interpersonal skills.

How to Apply
If interested, please send your application (CV and motivation letter stating your monthly remuneration expectations) with the reference “Project & Data Officer.
Clearly indicated in the email subject line to:
Deadline for application: 13th July 2018
Ideal start date: Immediate.

Job Title: Advocacy Officer
Place of Work: West Pokot and Bungoma
Reporting to: National Department Manager – Programs and Projects
General Responsibilities: Based in Kitale, the Advocacy Officer will provide support to the effective planning, implementation and monitoring of SHAPE programme activities and achievement of outcomes in target counties.
The Advocacy Officer will work closely with National Team Coordinator- Advocacy, the Advocacy Pillar Lead and other national and regional staff to ensure the activities are implemented based on annual plans, advocacy strategies and budgets.
The incumbent will be responsible for developing and contributing to reports to relevant Managers and senior staff detailing activities, collaborations and best practice.
Specific Responsibilities:
Under the direct supervision of National Department Manager – Programs and Projects, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:
1.   Support the effective and efficient implementation of the programme in accordance with DSW financial procedures and guidelines assessing progress and providing feedback to supervisor
2.   Contribute to the development and implementation of advocacy strategies and activity plans to promote policy and budget changes in support of FP/RH at the county and sub-county level in consultation with the advocacy Coordinator and Pillar lead.
3.   Cultivate and strengthen relationships with target county level decision makers, relevant committees and executives to improve the prioritization of FP in county policies, budgets and programmes.
4.   Build relationships with civil society organisations (CSOs/NGOs) including youth and to convene a collective and coherent voice in favour of FP/RH advocacy within the counties.
5.   Support the development of annual family planning budget and policy reviews, programme outcome and impact report
6.   Support program monitoring by completing developed M&E tools in a timely manner
7.   Provide high quality field level monthly, quarterly and yearly reports on project progress.
8.   Identify, design and deliver appropriate capacity building interventions to target CSOs/ Youth champions on advocacy.
9.   Support in the development of project proposals including annual work plans and budgets.
10.          Maintain DSW visibility at county level meetings and events as appropriate.
11.          Any other duties as assigned by the supervisor.
Minimum Requirements:
·         Degree in social sciences or related fields from a recognised University
·         At least 3 years of professional experience planning and conducting a wide variety of advocacy and policy initiatives around the priority areas (FP/RH)
·         In depth knowledge of policies and programmes on Family Planning, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Adolescents and Youth is highly desirable
·         Demonstrated understanding of the devolved county structure, budget cycle and decision making processes is highly preferred
·         Excellent public speaking and presentation skills with ability to develop and communicate advocacy related messages and campaigns to different audiences
·         Proven ability to undertake basic research, monitoring and evaluation responsibilities
·         Fluency in English and Swahili (Oral and Written). Knowledge of local languages of target counties will be an added advantage
·         Ability to work under minimum supervision
·         Team player with experience working within geographically spread teams and in a multi-cultural setting
·         Willingness to travel frequently
How to Apply
If interested, please send your application (CV and motivation letter stating your salary expectations) with the reference “Advocacy Officer clearly indicated in the email subject line to:
Deadline for application: 13th July 2018
Ideal start date:Immediate
Please note that only short listed candidates will be contacted.
DSW is an equal opportunity employer and does not require applicants to pay money at any stage during the recruitment process.

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