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Caritas Switzerland and Caritas Luxembourg are non-governmental aid agencies and members of Caritas Internationalis.
Caritas works worldwide and adheres to international humanitarian principles (NGO Code of Conduct).
Caritas Switzerland and Caritas Luxembourg act in the frame of an MoU as a consortium in the Eastern Africa and the Horn of Africa.
Position Consultancy: Evaluation of a Human Rights Project in Somaliland
Reporting to: Head of Education and Capacity Building, Somaliland Office, Hargeisa
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Start: 18th March 2013
Duration: 20 days
Tasks and Expected Outcomes
The evaluation will cover the accomplishment of the three results as outlined in the project proposal and detailed in the work plan and the log frame.
The consultant will be expected to collect projects human rights data and gather information on human rights practices, from key partners and other stakeholders in the two targret Regions and after analysis of the data make informed conclusions on the achievement of the project vis a vis the projects’ relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, impact and sustainability .
The consultant will be expected to employ various evaluation techniques and research methods including; review of existing documents, project monitoring information; Participatory Rapid Appraisal (PRA); Focus Group Discussions (FGDs); and Informants’ questionnaire surveys.
This will entail researching the background information on the project; implementation approaches and asses human rights gains of target groups in the urban, rural and in disadvantaged communities and other indirect project beneficiaries.
This assignment is planned to be conducted between 18th March and 10th April 2013.
The final report is expected to be finalised and approved by 20th April 2013.
The consultant is required to propose a workplan as part of his/her application.
However, indicatively, the consultancy days are allocated as follows:
Description of the proposed activities and Days per activity
Consultant signs contract with Caritas Switzerland/Luxembourg at Nairobi Liaison Office and a date is set for a meeting with EC- 1 Day
Caritas and the Consultant finalise itinerary & participate in a meeting with the EC in Nai-robi - 1 Day
Board EC flight from Nairobi to Hargeisa. - Caritas Country Office and Meet project staff in Hargeisa and discuss itinerary and review data collection tools - 1 Day
Desk review of project documents and sharing data collection tools with project team in Hargeisa - 2 Days
Train enumerators on use of data collection tools and pre-test the tools - 1 Day
Interview partners and other Human rights organisations and Government departments and Collecting data and information from the field with support of enumerators. - 7 Days
Prepare for a debriefing by carrying out quick analysis of the data and information gathered - 1 Day
Debrief project team in Hargeisa on major findings of the evaluation and Flight back to Nairobi - 1 Day
Synthesis of the data and information gathered in the field and writing the evaluation report. - 3 Days
Presentation of the report to Caritas and EC - 1 Day
Inclusion of comments on the draft report and submitting it - 1 Day
The consultant must have the following professional qualifications and experiences:
Degree in the field of law, development studies or other fields relevant to the assignment.
At least 6 years’ experience in project management and or evaluation missions of internationally (preferably EC) funded projects.
Sound knowledge of human rights issues affecting people in rural and IDP communities.
Knowledge of gender and human rights issues affecting the poor, vulnerable and disadvantaged groups, especially women.
Excellent written and oral communication skills in English;
Accountable, good interpersonal skills and sensitive to cultural values.
If you feel you fit the required profile, please let us know in a cover letter how your qualifications and experience match the requirements of this position.
Expressions of interest should include:
Your CV including details of qualifications, experience and contacts of three references;
Your technical proposal summarising your understanding of the ToRs, the proposed approach and description of tools to be used;
Your financial proposal providing cost estimates of daily consultancy fees; and
Your proposed workplan for the consultancy days
Send your application latest by the 5th March 2013 via email jobs.nairobi [at] caritas.ch indicating "Evaluation of a Human Project in Somaliland" in the subject line.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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Country » Somalia
Position: Water Engineer Consultant - Somaliland
Reporting to: Head of Department of Livelihoods and Community Based Infrastructure
Location: Hargeisa, Somaliland
Start: April 2013
Duration: 3 months
Key Tasks and Responsibilities
Plan, coordinate and implement the EU Water Facility Project technical activities
Lead, guide, coach and mentor the Caritas EU Water Facility Project technical staff particularly in Water facilities construction and Borehole drilling
Provide management and monitoring support to WASH activities, provide advice on quality outputs and recommend changes where necessary.
Together with the HOD, Ministry of Water Resources and the Drilling specialist provide technical expertise on 2 boreholes drilling in Sool Region taking into considerations of all technical aspects in borehole drilling
Develop bi weekly comprehensive field trip programme by; coordinating, supervising the field trip plans of different staff members in the department.
Lead in the development of construction designs using auto CAD programme and ensure that they follow Caritas set guidelines and standards.
Carry out final check on prepared BOQs from the technical drawings on WASH facilities (Boreholes, Shallow wells concrete and Masonry, balleys, water tanks, rain water harvesting systems, households and institutional latrines) ensure all quantities are included and unit rates are per the market prices.
In collaboration with other project staff , develop project monitoring tools and annual, quarterly and monthly project work plans in line with project objectives an proposed activities
Prepare monthly reports of WASH technical unit and submit to HoD.
Ensure all constructions comply with technical specifications, quality and to the standards, check and certify all stages in constructions before payments preparations.
Take lead in new project assessments, Identify and recommend suitable sites to support construction, boreholes drilling, rehabilitations and up grading of WASH facilities.
Support in community mobilization, involvement of the beneficiaries in decision making and sensitization and ownership creation, linking the activities with the line Ministry, local authorities, municipalities, partners and other community based stakeholders.
Establish and build community based systems for sustainability of established WASH facilities
Ensure that MOUs are prepared between Caritas and beneficiaries (communities) with clear roles and responsibilities of all parties before the project work commences.
Provide support in facilitation of various capacity building trainings, provide overall managements support in all training and strengthening community structures for sustained WASH facilities after the project completion and hand over
Supervise preparations of tender documents, take part in tender evaluation and analysis and provide in depth orientation of contractors on WASH infrastructure development activities, and contractors’ compliance with contractual agreement, including timely completion of contracted activities.
Ensure close supervision of contracted activities focusing on quality and taking appropriate action when standards of construction set by Caritas are infringed or being compromised.
Monitor materials used in construction works to ensure that they are of the required standard and quality and used efficiently for the contracted works
Monitor physical conditions, operations and maintenance of WASH facilities focusing on ensuring sustained service delivery to the required standards.
Qualification and Experience required
Degree in Civil Engineering and, Water Engineering or Hydrogeology or related field
At least five years’ experience in Management, planning and designing of Water & Sanitation facilities and construction works including boreholes drilling and development
Experience in working under humanitarian and development context particularly in post conflict countries
Previous international NGO experience a requirement.
Excellent oral and written communication skills in English; knowledge of Somali context will be added advantage
Must be computer literate, with knowledge of MS Windows, Word and Excel.
Consultancy: 3 Months with possibility of extension, starting as soon as possible
If you fit the required profile, send us an updated Curriculum Vitae with details of your qualifications indicating earliest date of availability, telephone contacts and names of three referees-one which shall be of the most recent assignment.
In a cover letter tell us how your qualifications and experience match the requirements of this consultancy.
Send your application by Wednesday 10th April 2013 to jobs.nairobi [at] caritas.ch indicating "Water Engineer Consultancy – Somaliland" in the subject line.
Due to the urgent need of the consultancy, applications will be reviewed on daily basis and recruitment may take place before closing date.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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