Hivos East Africa Jobs

About Hivos

Hivos is an international organisation that seeks new solutions to persistent global issues. With smart projects in the right places, we oppose discrimination, inequality, abuse of power and the unsustainable use of our planet’s resources. Counterbalance alone, however, is not enough.

Our primary focus is achieving structural change. This is why we cooperate with innovative businesses, citizens and their organisations. We share a dream with them of sustainable economies and inclusive societies.

1. Hivos East Africa Design, Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning Officer Jobs in Kenya

Your Profile

You are curious, open to learning, and seek to stretch your Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) skills. You are happiest coming up with new systems and improvements and work well with minimal supervision.

You are able to see the big picture without losing touch of the details. If this describes you, Hivos is looking for a Design Monitoring and Learning Officer to work with us based in the Hivos East Africa, Nairobi office.

You will support M&E activities for the Voice and Kenya Media Programmes (at 40%) and provide overall organisational M&E support (at 60%).

Your Responsibilities
This role will support two domains: The Voice, Kenya Media Programmes and Hivos East Africa (institutional M&E support) as highlighted below:

Voice and Kenya Media Programme
The Design, Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning Officer (DMEL) provides guidance and orientation to these two new programmes. The position reports to the respective Programme Managers.

Hivos (East Africa and the Global Offices).
The DMEL Officer shall lead the design & implementation of an operational monitoring and evaluation system for Hivos. S/he provides Hivos with tools to effectively monitor progress and achievement, and to provide mid-term and end of project evaluations with sufficient information to assess Hivos’ successes as laid out in Strategic and Annual Plans. The position reports to Director, Hub EA and designated MEL at Global Office.

Implementation of M&E system for Hivos:
  • Oversee the monitoring and evaluation data collection activities.
  • Oversee data processing including data transfer entry, verification and cleaning.
  • Ensure forms are filed according to compliance protocols.
  • Conduct data assurance checks.
  • Oversee M&E database set up and management.
  • Lead preparation of evaluation and annual reports for Hub EA (End Term Review & annual Report).
  • Provide other management and support to M&E team as needed.

  • Oversee internal communication on M&E progress and results
  • Ensure effective communication between M&E team, Communications Officer, Project Staff and other Hivos organizational units
  • Prepare communications for stakeholders based on M&E data

    Training and Guidance
  • Mentor and build capacity of Programme Officers and others working on M&E
  • Train data collection and other M&E staff as needed
  • Manage M&E staff and consultants as directed by Director

    Knowledge and Experiences
  • Master’s Degree in Administration, Information Management, Project Management, or other relevant academic background (essential).
  • At least 5 years of relevant work experience (essential), background in a similar role (desirable).
  • Well organised and able to keep deadlines. The job requires excellent time management skills and ability to juggle competing priorities.
  • Good group leadership qualities and able to work in a multi-stakeholder environment.
  • Strong analytical, conceptual skills and knowledge.
  • Excellent communication (verbal and writing skills in English) and interpersonal skills.
  • Capacity to produce high-quality briefs and reports.
  • Good level of proficiency in Windows Excel and quantitative analysis.
  • Experience in program design and M&E plan development.
  • Ability to design M&E tools, surveys, surveillance systems and evaluations.
  • Demonstrated ability to train and build capacity of others.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and managerial capacity.
  • Experience in a non-governmental organization or donor setting (desirable).

    What we offer
    Hivos offers a competitive package based on the candidate’s qualifications.

    Like to apply?
    To apply, kindly send your CV and cover letter explaining why you are the suitable candidate for this position to Your letter should state your current and expected salary. Deadline is 28th February 2017.

    For more information and job application details, see; Hivos East Africa Design, Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning Officer Jobs in Kenya

    2. Hivos East Africa Grants Writer Jobs in Kenya

    Job Context

    This position is an integral part of Hivos East Africa's Fundraising Team. S/he is responsible for fund development activities for the organization. These activities include grant writing, supporting programme development; and supporting reporting to donors.

    Specifically, s/he is responsible for writing proposals in conjunction with programme development officers and Programme Managers.

    Your Responsibilities
  • Conducting the full range of activities required to prepare, submit, and manage grant proposals to bilateral donors, foundation and corporate sources based on programme development plans and proposals from Programme Development Officers.
  • Perform prospect research with Programme Development Officers on foundations and corporations to evaluate prospects for corporate and foundation grants.
  • Work with Programme Managers to gather information necessary to report to corporate/foundation funders on current grant programmes.
  • Support grant reporting as required by foundation/corporate donors.
  • Provide stewardship to current donors, including work with Communications Officer & Monitoring Officer to provide regular written updates to donors.
  • Understanding of organizational structure, functions and needs.
  • Understanding of institutional history and programmes.
  • Track statistics relevant to development and provide department with written materials necessary for donor stewardship.
  • Assist with other fundraising projects as requested.

    Knowledge and Experience
  • Knowledge of the grant application process for major multilateral and bilateral donors (mandatory) including EU, Global Fund and bilateral donors.
  • Strong written communication skills; ability to write clear, structured, articulate, and persuasive proposals (mandatory).
  • Strong editing skills & attention to detail.
  • Knowledge of fundraising techniques and strategies (mandatory).
  • Knowledge and familiarity with research techniques for fundraising prospect research (mandatory).
  • Knowledge of fundraising information sources (e.g. grants database).
  • Ability to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to incorporate accurate and pertinent information in the proposal or application.
  • Strong contributor in team environments. Must be able to work and communicate with individuals at all levels of the organization.

  • Minimum of three years experience with grant writing (mandatory).
  • Previous experience with non-profit fundraising.
  • Experience working in deadline-driven environments.
  • Able to work well in a team environment, handle multiple assignments and meet deadlines.
  • Able to monitor and meet income goals.

    To apply, kindly send your CV and cover letter explaining why you are the suitable candidate for this position to Your letter should state your current and expected salary. Deadline is 28th February, 2017.

    For more information and job application details, see; Hivos East Africa Grants Writer Jobs in Kenya

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