DAI KIWASH Project Jobs in Kenya

1. DAI Results and Performance Manager Vacancy in Kenya


The Deepening Democracy Programme (DDP) exists to support more inclusive and accountable governance in Kenya, contributing to Kenya’s Vision 2030.

The expected outcome is a credible electoral process and improved accountability in the management of public goods and services.

Role Description:
The Results and Performance Manager (R&P Manager) will lead the development and delivery of the Results, Performance Management and Learning function at the overall programme and grant intervention level with the general supervision of the Team Leader and support from the programme partners.

Specific Responsibilities
Reporting regularly to the Team Leader, the R&P Manager will be responsible for, but not necessarily limited to the following:
  • Development of Programme and intervention Theories of Change (ToCs), programme logframe and overall M&E framework:
  • Monitoring and reporting against programme results framework, including tracking results against output and outcome indicators and value for money (VfM):
  • Conducting a monitoring and evaluation needs assessment for selected grantees:
  • Developing and, with the team’s support, implementing a capacity-building plan for selected grantees;
  • Supporting other Officers under the monitoring, evaluation and integrated learning function in the day to day monitoring of grantee performance against result frameworks:
  • Assisting grantees and partners in utilizing data collection tools, providing technical assistance in the analysis of data collected, and assisting in grantee reporting on M&E results:
  • Addressing any grantees performance issues and initiate required remedial action:
  • Developing and overseeing the implementation of a performance management strategy:
  • Arranging for and conducting regular field monitoring visits / checks, organising and facilitating training / workshops for grantees;
  • Developing a VfM approach and integrating it into the overall M&E framework;
  • With partners support, developing a budgeted evaluation strategy for the programme and designing ToRs for two external evaluations to assess the overall effectiveness, efficiency, sustainability and relevance of the programme.
  • In close collaboration with the rest of the senior management team aggregating and compiling grantee reports to be integrated in quarterly, bi-annual and Annual Review reports to DFID.
  • With partners support developing Knowledge Management strategy/mechanisms, which should include analysis of successes and failures, thematic lesson learnt papers, human interest stones and any other products that will inform decision-making for performance management, adaptation and wider learning.
  • Coordinating the inputs of the programme partners:
    Directly supervising M&E staff and supporting Grants Managers with any M&E activities.
  • Any other reasonable tasks as directed by the Team Leader or Project Director.

    Requirements
  • Must have at least 8 years of experience in managing data intensive programmes and designing M&E activities for donor-funded projects, including hands-on practical experience setting up and managing M&E systems:
  • Bachelor's degree or its international equivalent in social science, international development or a related field. Masters degree preferred:
  • Proven ability to design M&E tools, surveys, monitoring and evaluation plans:
  • Demonstrated expertise in both quantitative and qualitative research methods:
  • Excellent experience and ability to developing monitoring and evaluation frameworks in large, complex donor funded programmes:
  • Strong diagnostic, analytical and problem solving skills:
  • Computer proficiency in word processing, databases, spreadsheets:
  • Must be a strong self-starter:
  • Strong interpersonal skills and communication skills, initiative, and good judgment:
  • Working knowledge of the CSO sector, preferably in Kenya:
  • Experience working with donors such as DFID, UNDP, USAID, and the World Bank.
  • Excellent report writing, analytical and communication skills, including oral presentation skills:
  • Fluency in English is essential:
  • Strong interpersonal skills and managerial capacity.

    Anticipated start date: As soon as possible.

    Project duration: 18 July 2016 - 17 January 2020.

    Project location: Nairobi, Kenya with frequent travel to other counties.

    Level of effort: Full time. Deadline for application: 18 February 2017.

    How to apply:
    Send your application and curriculum vitae to info_DDP@dai.com

    2. DAI Videographers, Photographers, Video Editors and Graphic Designers Vacancies in Kenya

    Background:
    The USAID Building Capacity for African Agricultural Transformation (Africa Lead II) Project is a five-year effort to support and advance the agricultural transformation in Africa as proposed by the African Union Comprehensive African Agricultural Development Program (CAADP), while simultaneously contributing to the Feed the Future goals of reduced hunger and poverty, by building the capacity of men and women African leaders, institutions and stakeholders to develop, lead, and manage the structures needed for the transformation process.

    This project has three components:
  • The establishment of institutional/organizational architecture to lead African agriculture transformation at the national and regional levels, operating at the highest level of effectiveness;
  • The operationalization of capacity to manage policy change and alignment process: and
  • The effective participation and leading when necessary, of Non-State Actors (NSAs) in the CAADP process.

    The Opportunity
    Africa lead requires videographers, photographers, video editors and graphic designers to support the communication of various project activities. Due to the broad nature and complexity of the issues and institutions addressed by Africa Lead, the persons require outstanding creative thinking, activity implementation planning, organization, work ethic and dedication to detailed planning and compliance with USAID regulations, operations.

    Qualifications
    The videographers, photographers, editors and graphic designers will be responsible for producing video documentaries, project impact stories as well as short profile interviews to tell the Africa Lead story in accordance with USAID and DAI guidelines and standards.

    Specific Qualifications:
    • Full comprehension and professional ability in using DSLR's or any other professional cameras.
    • Experience in documentary production in development work preferred.
    • Proof , ability to provide own Video/Photography equipment.
    • Full comprehension and professional ability in Graphic design with specialized skills m Adobe Creative suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, In Design, etc.)
    • Strong project management, structured client review process and proven ability to meet deadlines.

    How to Apply
    If you believe you qualify for this job, kindly submit your CV to hrafricalead@dai.com by February 20, 2017.

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