European Committee for Agricultural Training Jobs in Kenya
CEFA (The European Committee for Training and Agriculture)s medium and long term interventions in agricultural, environmental and Human Rights sector are focused on the sustainable development of the communities, achieved by involving local counterparts and by promoting the active participation of the beneficiaries1. Kitui sub county Livelihood program field officer
EU project named: Strengthening livelihoods for rural agro-pastoralists in Kitui East sub-county, Kitui county, KenyaResponsibilities
Community mobilization;Delivery of training on Conservation agriculture for sorghum, green grams and horticulture;
Delivery of training on beekeeping;
Follow up on beneficiaries’ activities;
Delivery of training on marketing of products;
Accurate and detailed work within tight deadlines;
Assist the day-to-day operations
Diploma in one of the following: Agriculture, Agribusiness, Natural resource management, horticulture, or any relate field;
At least 3 years’ experience in development sector, preferably working with NGOs;
Proficiency in MS Office (including Excel, Word and Power Point);
Knowledge of IPM, value chain, CA is a plus.
Experience in community mobilization, delivery of agricultural training, report writing, establishment and management of demo plots;
Experience in liaising with local institution.
How to apply:
Email your CV together with a cover letter addressed to the CEFA Project manager Luca Innocente, firstname.lastname@example.org with reference to “Field officer Kitui” in the subject line
Hand deliver your CV to CEFA office in Kitui. The office is located in Nzambani Park, Kitui Municipality/Bllock III/290.
2. Evaluation Project Consultancy
There are 3 specific objectives for the project evaluation:
To assess the effectiveness and efficiency of the project and the extent to which it has achieved planned outcomes and objectives. (Analyse the reasons for deviations from the project objectives and outcomes)
To analyze the project’s impact and the extent to which the project validates CEFA’s contribution to creating institutional reform structures, piloting new approaches in case management and capacity building initiatives.
To identify sustainability, best practices and highlight how the programme could be replicated within correctional facilities.
Relevance of project to operational context, ongoing reform initiatives within correctional services sector, legal and policy landscape, civil society synergy and networking on key issues. (2-3 pages)
Was the project effective in delivering desired/planned results?
To what extent did the Project’s M&E mechanism contribute in meeting project results? - How effective were the strategies and tools used in the implementation of the project? Inclusiveness and participatory approach to identify target institutions, gender, geographic location, activity coordination and collaborations? What wider effects (beyond its objectives) has the project had – intended or unintended? Positive or negative? What impact has the action made on target groups and beneficiaries? - How effective has the project been in responding to the needs of the beneficiaries, and what results were achieved? - What are the future intervention strategies and issues? (5-6 pages)
Efficiency and Quality:
Was the process of achieving results efficient? Specifically did the actual or expected results (outputs and outcomes) justify the costs incurred? Were the resources effectively utilized? Did project activities overlap and duplicate other similar interventions (funded nationally and /or by other donors? Are there more efficient ways and means of delivering more and better results (outputs and outcomes) with the available inputs? - Could a different approach have produced better results? 3 - How was the project’s collaboration with the national
institutions, development partners, and the EU - How efficient were the management and accountability structures of the project? - How did the project financial management processes and procedures affect project implementation? - What are the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of the project’s implementation process? (5-6 pages)
To what extent are the benefits of the projects likely to be sustained after the completion of this project? - What is the likelihood of continuation and sustainability of project outcomes and benefits after completion of the project? - How effective were the exit strategies, and approaches to phase out assistance provided by the project including contributing factors and constraints - Describe key factors that will require attention in order to improve prospects of sustainability of Project outcomes and the potential for replication of the approach? - How were capacities strengthened at the individual and organizational level (including contributing factors and constraints)? (5- 6 pages)
Lessons learnt: - Describe the main lessons that have emerged? Identification of major factors influencing the achievement or non -achievement of the objectives. (2-3 pages)
Recommendations - What are the recommendations for CEFA under similar support in future? How can reforms focussed project could increase its impact and sustainability? (2 -3 pages)
The Project Coordinator shall guide and oversee the overall direction of the consultancy.
The evaluation will provide quantitative and qualitative data through the following methods:
Desk study and review of all relevant project documentation including project documents, annual work-plans, project progress reports, annual project reports, reports of the project partners etc
In depth interviews to gather primary data from project partners using a structured methodology
Focus Group discussion with project beneficiaries and other stakeholders.
Interviews with relevant key informants representing state correctional services providers.
Observations (field visits to a few select locations)
A. Detailed evaluation framework/design and implementation plan agreed with the CEFA Kenya Country office.
B. Data collection tools.
C. Draft evaluation report.
D. Final evaluation report.
· Executive summary
· The Evaluated Intervention Findings
· Evaluation Conclusions
· Lessons Learned
F. Three hard copies of the final report and a soft copy in CD-ROM to CEFA office
The evaluation is expected to start on 14th November 2016 for an estimated duration of 21working days. It will be concluded with the delivery of the final evaluation report on or before 22nd December 2016.
Masters or above is desirable in Social Sciences or in a discipline relevant to this assignment with a minimum of 5 years’ experience.
Experience in the evaluation of technical assistance projects, preferably EU funded projects, particularly other similar projects under the same portfolio.
Knowledge of the Kenya criminal justice system and how it functions is desirable.
Evidence of evaluation of similar projects.
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