Project Implementation Officer in Kenya , Kenya

Dimensions of Role:
The role will entail among other responsibilities; taking leadership in designing child protection programmes to meet the needs of children, caregivers and partners in Homa Bay PU, conducting training needs assessments, develop and implement training programmes to build capacity of key stakeholders in child protection in detecting, preventing and responding to child protection concerns, working closely with the relevant government departments, community groups and CSOs to ensure solid child protection structures at community and County level. S/he will provide technical expertise in all child protection matters in the PU.

Typical Responsibilities - Key End Results of Position:

Key Deliverables:
With support from the Programme Implementation Manager:
 Develop and implement comprehensive child protection intervention strategy for Homa Bay PU.
 Develop a comprehensive activity plan to implement the strategy.
 Manage partners in child protection in the PU.
 Represent Plan at stakeholders meeting at community and County level.
 Manage the child protection budget at PU level.

Knowledge, Skills, Behaviors, and Experience Required to Achieve Role’s Objectives:

Education, Knowledge & Experience:
 Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences
 A strong background in child right programming
 At least 3 years relevant work experience in busy and dynamic organizations dealing with, Child Rights, Child Protection, Advocacy, child rights programming, child protection service delivery etc
 Experience in rights-based approaches to development including engaging with government and multilateral institutions.
 Demonstrated knowledge of child protection systems in Kenya
 Demonstrated work experience working with poor and marginalized communities and specific child related programming
 Knowledge of project cycle management

Key Skills and competencies
 Good people and negotiation skills
 Innovation and committed to learning
 Communicates clearly and effectively
 Able to work long hours with strict deadlines
 Knowledge and experience in budget management and financial reporting

Physical Environment and Demands:
80% time in the field within Homa Bay. Occasionally travel to Kisumu and Nairobi

Level of Contact with Children:
High: Daily interaction with children.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but are not further involved in the recruitment for this particular vacancy.

Expiring: 07/24/2017
Learning & Knowledge Management Advisor in Kenya , Kenya

Dimensions of Role:
The post holder will be based in Nilinde Nairobi office but provide support to Nilinde Project areas and will report to the Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor. S/he will be primarily
responsible for providing Learning and Knowledge Management (LKM) assistance to the Nilinde project.

Typical Responsibilities - Key End Results of Position:

Key Responsibilities:
 Develop and implement Nilinde Project’s Learning and Knowledge Management plan.
 Support M&E and other project technical staff in developing and implementing evaluation and operation research studies, disseminating results and writing briefs, reports & peerreviewed publications.
 Collaborate in the development of organizational and project’s Learning and Knowledge Management standards, tools and approaches.
 Promote knowledge exchange among Nilinde staff within and across the project counties.
 Conduct ethical and content reviews of operation research and assessments including tools as part of the E&R SOP process, provide training on operation research SOPs.
 Provide assistance for design and implementation of learning agenda research questions as per the projects learning framework and as requested.
 Lead the implementation of the project’s learning agenda including the project’s teaching technical working group (TWG).
 Support projects’ thematic heads and other technical staff in production of reports, journal articles, papers and/or other conference materials.
 Perform any other M&E, Learning and Knowledge Management related functions.
 Represent the project in Learning and Knowledge Management and M&E related activities as delegated by the project management team.

Communications and Working Relationships:
 High contact with the monitoring and evaluation staff and project staff.

Knowledge, Skills, Behaviors, and Experience Required to Achieve Role’s Objectives:
 Masters level of education in Public health or equivalent with a bias towards research methodology.
 Minimum of 7-9 years of experience in providing technical assistance in Learning, operation research and Knowledge Management preferably in public health projects, including in building capacity.
 Solid experience in program design, Learning and Knowledge Management, and operation research.
 Solid experience in the design, implementation and reporting of research and evaluation studies.
 Excellent computer skills, with knowledge of necessary analytic software applications (qualitative, such as Nvivo, and Atlas.ti)
 Interpersonal and teamwork skills.

Competencies and values:
 Respect, integrity, diversity, commitment to excellence, adaptability, able to perform under stress, innovation, building relationships, communicating effectively, coaching and
mentoring, developing and working in teams, initiating action, planning and organizing.
 Commitment to Plan Purpose and Values.

Physical Environment and Demands:
Typically office environment with moderate field visit demands.

Level of Contact with Children:
Low: occasional interaction with children.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but are not further involved in the recruitment for this particular vacancy.

Expiring: 07/24/2017
Digital Blacksmiths Entrepreneur in Kenya , Kenya

The Digital Blacksmiths Network is changing the way manufacturing works, starting in the developing world. We are showcasing the power of the circular economy, digital manufacturing and human centered design. We work on three levels: designing and making socially relevant products using 3D printing and other modern manufacturing tools; building social businesses that sell these products and more; and building a Network of the social businesses to enhance sharing and enforce quality standards.Digital Blacksmiths are passionate engineers, makers and technology enthusiasts who work at hyper-local and global levels to solve problems through designing and producing solutions infused with their expertise and insight. They run 3D printing shops that sell printers, filament, training on 3D printing, product design, and 3D printed products in their communities. TechforTrade is a leading UK charity working at the intersection of technology and economic development, building sustainable social business ventures. The TechforTrade team began work on 3D printing for development back in 2012 and started work on the development of the Digital Blacksmiths Network in 2015.

We are looking for an Entrepreneur to lead the development of TechforTrade’s Digital Blacksmithventure in Nairobi which, as well as being a business in its own right, is our test bed for shaping the development of the wider international development of the Network.

The role involves:
• Developing and implementing the business strategy for the Nairobi based venture
• Taking current and future Digital Blacksmith products to market in Kenya
• Work with the Directors of Digital Blacksmiths, contributing to the strategy for the development of the wider Network

Targets and Skills
You will be expected to learn about, relate to, and help shape our vision and be flexible in the implementation of this. We are looking for a fast learner with strong customer relations skills. We want you to see yourself as not just the leader of the Nairobi team but also a Co-Founder of the newly formed Network business.

Initial projects will include:
• Quickly get up to speed on what we have learned, including talking to us, our customers and understanding the technology we have developed and that we use.
• Take the third Digital Blacksmith Product, the Waterscope 3D printed microscope, fully to market hitting sales targets and gathering product feedback for further iteration and development.
• Analyse options for the spinout and scaling of 3D printed microscopes as a specialist business.
• Understand the potential for global scale of digitally designed products through the Digital Blacksmiths Network, and contribute to the development of the business model for the network working closely with the other founding directors.
• Work closely with our Technical Director on the set-up and market strategy for the Thunderhead Extruder, the first open, low cost filament extruder that creates filament using only recycled plastic waste.
• Oversee operations in Nairobi including taking ownership over revenue targets, people, finances and stock control.

Desired Background
- Experience with 3D printing technology and passion for using it for economic development.
- Conversant with engineering theory and ready to adapt it to varying realities based oncircumstances on the ground.
- Ideally worked in low-resource environments, or been in situations that were messy and skills had to be used creatively to solve problems
- Interested in technology for development- Independent and able to manage one’s self and projects well with minimum support and supervision

The role is Nairobi based although longer term, as the Network business develops, location may become more flexible. We prefer people that want to live in emerging markets. We have a small start-up team in Nairobi that you will be leading, while also working closely with the other co-founders and directors of the Network.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but are not further involved in the recruitment for this particular vacancy.

Expiring: 07/23/2017
Regional Operations and Supply Chain Manager , Uganda

Location: Kampala, Uganda OR Nairobi, Kenya
Reports to: Jibu Chief Operating Officer
Start date: June, 2017
Application Deadline: Friday, June 16th, 2017

About Jibu:
Founded in 2012, Jibu is a top-rated B-Corp pioneering a powerful new model that provides opportunities for entrepreneurs to own businesses that ensure access to basic human necessities in underserved, emerging market communities. Jibu has scaled a network of locally owned, economically independent franchises that provide safe drinking water to their communities while offering life-changing training and employment. Empowered by a belief in the ability of eye-to-eye partnership to unleash latent entrepreneurial talent, Jibu is transforming the challenge of addressing basic human needs into an expansive opportunity that allows thousands of young entrepreneurs to build lasting solutions, one neighborhood at a time.

The company’s ultimate vision is to train, finance, and grow a network of co-invested business owners who will revolutionize the way critical resources participate in emerging markets. For additional information, please visit: http://jibuco.com/

The Position:
Jibu is looking for a business-savvy, motivated problem-solver wishing to commit a minimum of two years to help lead a rapidly growing company to make profit while also making a big social impact. This successful candidate must be experienced as both a hands-on vendor manager and a detail-oriented system-builder that will have the capacity to mature an efficient supply chain, end to end, for our fast-moving consumer goods.

This position requires:
- Street smarts to navigate both formal and informal supply chain components to ensure product quality consistency, highly competitive pricing, and consistent supply
- Creativity and ability to build / design new products
- An energetic self-starter, a proven problem-solver and someone willing to “roll up their sleeves” to do what it takes to get tough jobs done
- Ability to work strategically, creatively, flexibly and persistently to solve gnarly challenges
- Ability to coordinate all of the various team members, vendors, transporters, officials, and others in the supply chain to ensure efficiency
- Ability to organize the purchase, movement, and import of goods from Europe, United States, China, Dubai, E. Africa and elsewhere to build an efficient, cost-effective, end-toend, global supply chain serving Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya and other regions of East Africa.
- Proven interpersonal, relationship and people management skills

The position is based in Kampala, Uganda or Nairobi, Kenya, accountable to Jibu’s Country Directors and will directly report to Jibu’s COO. The Operations and Supply Chain Manager (OSCM) will be operationally focused and responsible for overseeing and managing all aspects of supply chain including procurement, purchasing, vendor management, transport and forwarding, customs brokerage, and inventory management. The majority of efforts will be to proactively identify and overcome supply chain gaps and weaknesses to effectively source cheaper materials, coordinate transport cost effectively and quickly, and, ultimately, ensure that Jibu remains hyper-competitive in product pricing while never being out of stock.

Additionally, the OSCM will be responsible for new product development as Jibu seeks to incorporate new products that meet basic needs in addition to the core product (water.) Finally, the OSCM will be responsible for more broadly supporting needs and plugging gaps and holes across Jibu’s E. Africa operations. Primary responsibilities will vary and require hands-on persistence, long hours, and agility to respond to the challenges/needs that arise day to day.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Procurement
2. New product development
3. Vendor management
4. Negotiation
5. Forwarding and transport
6. Warehouse and inventory management
7. Customs clearing
8. Product quality control
9. Management of staff in relation to supply chain
10. General operations

• Strong for-profit business supply chain management experience
• At least 2 years’ experience working in supply chain in an emerging market context, preferably in sub-Saharan Africa
• Cultural knowledge and experience working or living in a developed market context, preferably in Europe or the United States
• A team player with a sense of adventure wanting to make a difference
• Personality profile: practical, persistent, likeable, resourceful, organizer, likes challenges
• Fluent English language skills.

The successful candidate will earn a highly competitive base salary. Strong performance and/or equity incentives may be additionally offered on the achievement of organizational goals

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but are not further involved in the recruitment for this particular vacancy.

Expiring: 07/16/2017
Humanitarian Program Coordinator , Central African Republic

Cordaid believes in a world without poverty and exclusion. We strive for just and sustainable societies where every person counts. We stand for knowledge and talent sharing between North and South, between farmers and businesses, between activists and policymakers. Where poverty, conflict and exclusion divide societies, we connect people and communities. We stand for professionalism, expertise and solidarity across borders. We aim at maximizing our social impact and contributing to systemic change. We operate where natural disasters strike, where conflicts tear up communities and where lack of opportunities and service delivery keep families in extreme poverty.

Cordaid is one of the leading CSO’s in the Netherlands, working in fragile contexts on Health, Resilience, Economic opportunities, Humanitarian aid and Security & Justice. Apart from our work abroad we also contribute to new forms of job creation and social innovation in The Netherlands.
Cordaid is a member of the international Catholic networks Caritas and CIDSE and we are active in worldwide civil society networks. We work in around 30 countries in Africa, Middle East and Asia.

For the Cordaid Country office in Central African Republic Cordaid is looking for a Humanitarian Program Coordinator.

Cordaid CAR is running Humanitarian Aid and Recovery programmes in the country in close cooperation with the Caritas network. Its programmes are focused on some of the most conflict-affected regions in the country including the prefectures of Ouham-Pende (Bozoum, Bocaranga) and Bangui. Cordaid currently implements a humanitarian program funded by the Dutch ministry of foreign affairs, and plays a leading role in coordinating the country-wide emergency response of nine Dutch NGO’s. These activities enhance the sectors of Food Security & Livelihoods, WASH, Nutrition and Protection. The phase 3 of this program started 1 April 2017 and will run until 31 December 2017. The goal is to expand this programme to other areas in the future.

In Cordaid we believe in continuum and support the immediate needs of the people affected as well as the longer-term needs, to create sustainable impact and build resilient communities. Within the Humanitarian Aid Unit, we focus our work with partners and communities on activities and capacity building to enable them to cope (better) with future disasters. Where possible, we link with other expert areas and programmes of our organisation to further sustain the impact of our work. Our guiding approach is Linking Relief, (Resilient) Recovery and Development (LRRD).

Position and responsibility
The CAR Humanitarian Program Coordinator is responsible for the coordination and management of the CAR humanitarian program while ensuring that interventions are prompt, well planned, have the necessary resources and are accountable both to the donors and the beneficiaries.
He/she will report directly to the Program Director in Bangui and will liaise closely with the designated Program Manager of the Cordaid Humanitarian Unit in The Hague for technical advice and organize support of shelter and wash experts. For the Joint Response Value / Collaborative Impact component, close liaison will be necessary to ensure equal communication with partners in CAR as well as in NL.

The Humanitarian Program Coordinator will supervise the Humanitarian Program Assistant.

Specific objectives
CAR Joint Response
 Coordinate the Dutch Joint Humanitarian Response Appeal for CAR phase 3;
 Organize and facilitate monthly meetings with the CAR Joint Response partners in Bangui to discuss progress, challenges and motivate for collective learning;
 Act on Value / Collaborative Impact objectives as set out in the log-frame for CARJR3, including visibility; ensure sharing of these meeting minutes with local partners and Cordaid HQ;
 Ensure objectives as set by the partners under the Value / Collaborative Impact component are translated into action planning and are reached within the timeframe available;
 Actively promote complementarity, sharing of information and lessons learnt and if context allows joint programming;
 Participate and represent the Alliance in relevant platforms, networks and clusters, as agreed in the logframe and action planning;
 Identify and exchange funding opportunities and share information with CARJR partners;
 Provide logistic support for representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, while visiting CARJR3 projects;
 Organize and facilitate mid-term review of CARJR3 in close coordination with Program Manager Humanitarian Unit HQ;
 Facilitate audit and evaluation of CARJR2 and CARJR3.

Cordaid Humanitarian Program
 Support the implementation of the Cordaid Joint Response Program in Ouham Pende to ensure smooth implementation of the program (headed by an expat Program Manager);
 Oversee spending and program progress against agreed targets and spending plans;
 Replace the Bocaranga Program Manager during his absence at field level;
 Support the implementation of any other Humanitarian Program in the Central African Republic; maintain good relations with local partners and ensure results are met within the available timeframe;
 Work closely with Cordaid Security and Logistics Coordinator to ensure that the interventions of the humanitarian program are carried out in accordance with the security management plan;
 Participate actively on behalf of Cordaid in relevant clusters at Bangui and field levels (Food Security, Wash, Protection, NFI/Shelter/Camp Management); share relevant information with Cordaid CAR and HQ;
 Strengthen the relationship with local and International Caritas actors in CAR and support joint program implementation, added up with capacity building for quality project implementation;
 Support the expansion and strengthening of the Humanitarian Aid program within the framework of the Country Strategy (creating synergy with Cordaid programs on Health, Education and Security & Justice where relevant and feasible);
 Prepare, review and submit donor reports in accordance with the reporting schedule of project and rules of donors and Cordaid.

Fundraising, networking and acquisition:
 Identify opportunities for funding from the UN system and other international donors/sources;
 Develop project proposals and budget for the humanitarian program in CAR where applicable;
 Identify suitable consortium partners for various upcoming calls, in close coordination with the Country Director and the Program Director and build relations; these should include Caritas International agencies;
 Build solid relations with relevant donors (Humanitarian and Rehabilitation) and write winning proposals for calls, in close coordination & cooperation of Country Office and HQ;
 Represent Cordaid in relevant Caritas, UN, OCHA, and other humanitarian coordination / thematic cluster meetings;
 Promote and support Cordaid’s ECHO partnership and FPA and Support and promote other Cordaid fundraising activities (institutional, private and corporate fundraising).

 Advanced university degree, preferably in an appropriate field such as disaster management, conflict mitigation, development and international affairs, and Management studies;
 Minimum of 4 years’ experience in the field, preferably in complex humanitarian situations or emergencies;
 Experience working in coordination with international and national partner organizations;
 Excellent program management skills, planning, budget management, organization, interpersonal and communication;
 Excellent French and English language writing and communications skills;
 Ability to work both independently and as a team;
 Ability to work long hours in stressful environments, insecure, unstable or rigorous;
 Flexibility, ability to easily overcome the pressure, ability to improvise, flexibility and sensitivity to cultural diversity;
 Commitment to the mission and goals of the Cordaid program and the security policy.

Specifics of station
The Humanitarian Program Coordinator will be based in Bangui but will spend at least 50% of their working time on the ground in Bocaranga, Koui, Damara, Alindao, Bangassou, etc to monitor the emergency operations and the implementation of the program. The safety and security situation in CAR remains volatile, but is constantly monitored by Cordaid and appropriate policies are in place. This is a non-accompanied posting.

Contract information:
The contract period is for one year starting as soon as possible, with the intention to extend for a longer period. We offer a Cordaid contract with a competitive salary and a benefit package which includes R&R, a comprehensive insurance cover, social security and pension contribution, a holiday allowance, 13th month, hardship allowance and cost of living allowance (if applicable).

Further information & how to apply:
Applications including a motivation letter and extensive CV in English, including the contact details of at least three professional references, should be forwarded 14 June 2017.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but are not further involved in the recruitment for this particular vacancy.

Expiring: 07/15/2017
Technical and Quality Manager in Malawi , Malawi

Position reports to: Director of Operations and Chief Operating Officer
Direct Reports: Sustainability Co-ordinator, Quality Assurance Supervisor (Factory), OHSE Officer, Internal Audit team (dotted line)
Qualifications: Minimum of BSc or equivalent in an agricultural, food science or food processing related subject with a professional qualification in food safety (e.g. intermediate or advanced HACCP). Minimum of 5 years’ experience of establishing and working within a production focused quality management system (QMS).

Job purpose summary:

The Technical and Quality Manager will be responsible for all technical, quality assurance and certification concerning production and processing, ensuring that our products and services meet legal and industry standards, and customer specifications. This will include:
• Planning, executing and monitoring all quality, safety and sustainability operations.
• Administering, regularly auditing and continuously improving the company’s quality management system (QMS).
• Working closely with senior management and the company’s Production Teams (Primary and Secondary) to develop quality and safety improvement, and product development strategies.
• A client facing technical and commercial role to ensure that client requirements and specifications are being met, investigating and responding to customer complaints, Food Safety queries, and liaising with certification bodies.
• Achieving and maintaining internationally acceptable food hygiene, OHSE, quality, sustainability and customer service standards across the organisation.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities:
Operational Execution
• Plan, develop and execute (including capital expenditure projects where appropriate) the annual budget for Quality, OHSE and Sustainability.
• Create a procurement plan for the Procurement Manager. Assess and approve purchase requisitions for the Quality, OHSE and Sustainability.
• Create work plans and audit schedules for Quality, OHSE and Sustainability.
• Responsible for audit planning and deliverables for all external audits and certifications. Assessment and liasion with external parties and stakeholders (customers, auditors and other certifying bodies).
• Ensure that all company practices, procedures, products and services are fit for purpose, consistent and that they meet all internal and external (client, industry and legal) standards.
• Management of a QMS and work plan for the continuous improvement of quality across primary and secondary production. Monitor quality performance through scheduled and unscheduled audits, operational analysis and producing statistical reports.
• Responsible for administering the company’s QMS – setting up procedures, controls and documentation, defining quality procedures in conjunction with operating staff, setting standards for quality as well as health and safety.
• Co-ordinate all quality and audit activities to ensure standards are met or exceeded including leading a multi-disciplinary team of ‘dotted line’ internal auditors and direct QC reports in the Factory.
• Complete internal audits, ensure that audits are completed by the internal audit team, procedural and/or product failings are reported, logged and corrective actions are resolved in a timely manner.
• Respond to customer complaints, Food Safety queries, and liaise with certification bodies.
• Responsible for the external audit of the company’s supply chain, working with procurement, outreach and sales to establish and maintain quality requirements with suppliers.
• Benchmark the company’s procedures, systems and products with regional and global competitors. Be an active member in professional networks.
• Identify ways to reduce waste and inefficiency – make suggestions for improvements, changes and how to implement them.

Data and Information
• Annual audit schedule and progress against plan.
• Quality and safety training and briefing schedule.
• Reports, analysis and corrective actions from internal audits.

Data Capture, Analysis and Reporting
• Complete weekly meetings with the internal audit team and responsible managers.
• Monthly quality briefings to senior management.
• Production of weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual quality reports.
• Training logs and records.

• Ensure that all produce meets the specifications of customers and requirements of external food safety standards.
• Ensure the completeness and accuracy of all associated documentation, and the maintenance of the QMS.
• Responsible for the development and implementation of all quality management systems, product specifications and processes for ensuring compliance with all legal, industry and client standards.
• Maintain and support a superior maintenance, food safety, OHSE and housekeeping programme (within HACCP & BRC guidelines).
• Ensure that all policies and procedures are up to date, compliant with relevant standards, legislation and guidelines, approved in the company’s QEMS and imported to Food Chain Manager (company’s QMS).
• Work closely with the company’s Farm Manager and Factory Manager to review and improve product quality.
• Process monitoring and troubleshooting when and where required, in particular during critical times of production e.g. buying season.
• Complete regular operational reviews, audits, and risk assessments. Identify next steps and corrective action plans to ensure that non-compliance and issues are resolved.
• Implement and lead continuous quality improvement projects and process change.

People and Performance Management
• Responsible for the technical and quality, internal audit and sustainability teams. Conduct quarterly performance appraisals and provide coaching and guidance to all direct reports.
• Set staffing levels and oversee the performance of staff including attendance, holidays, training and development, induction and discipline.
• Lead by example and embed a culture of quality, safety, production and planning in the company.
• Ensure that the management team and our employees understand and comply with quality and safety and how to continuously improve the business. Complete training, coaching and mentoring as required.
• Complete regular refresher training for quality and safety for the audit, production and support teams.

Risk Management
• Responsible for regular (minimum quarterly) risk assessments across primary and secondary production.

Expiring: 07/14/2017