TSC ICT Strategy Implementation Consultant Job in Kenya

               
Teachers Service Commission
 
Tender No. TSC/T/41/2011- 2012: 
Recruitment of a Consultant to Manage ICT Strategy Implementation
 
Background
 
The Teachers Service Commission, in line with its Corporate Strategic plan, has developed and adopted an ICT strategy which sets out immediate, medium and long-term ICT plans.
 
The strategy seeks, in part, to harmonize and integrate existing information systems and align to future initiatives as part of an overall project to mainstream ICT within the Commission.
 
This procurement notice invites suitable consultants/firm of consultants to apply for the assignment to oversee the implementation of the ICT strategy.
 
Assignment tasks
 
The Consultant will undertake the following tasks:
 
(a) Review and update ICT strategy plans and budgets;
 
(b) Develop a resource based implementation programme;
 
(c) Oversee Implementation of various projects identified in the Strategy; and
 
(d) Undertake incidental work that may arise during the assignment tenure.
 
Consultants will be required to estimate duration and consulting fees.
 
Consultant Qualifications and Experience
 
Must have:
 
(a) University degree (preferably at master level) in ICT or equivalent;
 
(b) Specific expertise and demonstrable experience in the areas of ICT strategy development and implementation;
 
(c) Not less than ten years of relevant ICT experience at senior level; and
 
(d) At least undertaken over five ICT Policies and Strategy consulting assignments.
 
Interested Consultants should collect detailed bids on payment of KShs 5,000, at the Teachers Services Commission Headquarters in Upper hill.

Completed Financial and Technical proposals should be put in two separate envelopes and enclosed in abigger, plain sealed envelope marked “RECRUITMENT OF A CONSULTANT TO MANAGE ICT STRATEGY IMPLEMENTATION “ and deposited in the Tender Box at the TSC House, Podium wing, main reception, ground floor so as to be received on or before 27th June, 2012 at 10.00 am.
 
Further information may be obtained from: 
The TSC Headquarters, 
TSC House, 
Kilimanjaro Road, Upper Hill ,
ICT Directorate – 6th Floor (Tower Wing), 
during weekdays from 0800 to 1700 hours local time.

Opening of the Tender documents will take place immediately thereafter at the TSC Headquarters and in the presence of tenderers or their representatives who wish to attend.

University of Nairobi PH.D. Scholarships in Economics

               
University of Nairobi
 
School of Economics
 
PH.D. Scholarships in Economics
 
Applications are invited for the above scholarship from holders of a good master’s degree in Economics. 
Applicants with research experience in economics, and/or with an academic/research appointment at a university or research institute will have an added advantage.
 
The application package should include academic transcripts for undergraduate and postgraduate studies, and copies of degree certificates. 
Only highly qualified candidates will be invited for an interview. 
The closing date is June 30, 2012. 
Please forward applications to:
 
The Director,
School of Economics,
University of Nairobi.

Save the Children Human Resources Assistant Job in Nairobi Kenya

               
Job Title: Human Resources Assistant
 
Place of Work: Nairobi with occasional travel to the field
 
Grade: 3

Line management Responsibility: none
 

Budget Responsibility: none
 
Save the Children (SC) is an international organisation that has 27 member organisations across the globe. It is united by a common mission and brand but, to some extent, has until now been working independently from country to country. 
Through Unified Presence, Save the Children aims to create a stronger voice for children by unifying the operations in all countries where more than one Save the Children Member have programmes. This will result in one organisation at the national level in each country and a unified programme delivery structure for all Save the Children International Members.
 
The programmes of Save the Children UK, Denmark and Finland unified in Somalia in January 2010 and as a result of this and of an active fundraising strategy at the beginning of 2011 the programme budget was over GBP 10m covering the thematic areas of protection, child survival (which includes health, nutrition and livelihoods), education and Child Rights and Governance.

Save the Children works in all three “zones” of Somalia: Somaliland, Puntland and Central South Somalia (CSS). 
Due to constraints on security, and the need to liaise with UN agencies, other NGOs and donors the country office is based in Nairobi and senior managers and directors are expected to travel extensively to monitor and support programme work in all parts of Somalia that are accessible and where security threats are being effectively mitigated.
 
The position of HR Assistant is responsible for providing quality and efficient HR support to the Somalia/Somaliland Programme team based in Nairobi:
 
Key Responsibilities

Save the Children Emergency Health Technical Advisor (ETA) Job in Nairobi Kenya

               
Job Title: Emergency Health Technical Advisor (ETA)
 
Place of Work: Based in Nairobi supporting emergency programmes in Somalia and Somaliland (PL, SL and SCS)
 
Grade: 3
 
Contract Length: One year with possibility of extension 
Reporting to: Emergency Programme Manager
 
Coordinate with: The post holder coordinates with all the Humanitarian Response Section as well as with Area Representatives and Technical Manager/Coordinator
 
Budget Responsibility: No direct budget holding responsibilities but may be deputized to do so on occasion
 
Child Protection Level: 3. The responsibilities of this post may require the post-holder to have one to one contact with children or young people
 
Background
 
The combined effect of ongoing conflict and drought crisis in Somalia continues to devastate the lives of affected communities more so displaced women and children. According to FSNAU (23rd April 2012), the nutrition situation in south and central Somalia remains “Likely Very Critical”, with malnutrition rates being slightly elevated compared to seasonal trends. Nutrition data from health facilities in southern regions for the period January-March 2012, indicates a high proportion (>15%) of children visiting the clinics as acutely malnourished. 
This trend has also been characterized by increased morbidity and disease outbreaks going by surveillance data from World Health Organization (WHO). The health services provided by a host of humanitarian actors are limited in scope and reach due to access and security constraints. Limited access to safe water and sanitation, overcrowding and high malnutrition rates continue to expose the population to diseases and death. 
Although latest figures do not suggest a major epidemic, there are serious concerns of an increased risk of cholera outbreaks in IDP concentrations particularly in urban centres. Sub-optimal infant, young child and maternal feeding and care practices, low dietary diversity, poor hygiene, lack of water and sanitation, high morbidity coupled with inadequate access to health care are key determinant of the prevailing humanitarian crisis in Somalia.
 
Save the Children in Somalia
 
Save the Children (SC) is an international organisation that has 27 member organisations across the globe. It is united by a common mission and brand but, to some extent, has until now been working independently from country to country. 
Through Unified Presence, Save the Children aims to create a stronger voice for children by unifying the operations in all countries where more than one Save the Children Member have  programmes. This will result in one organisation at the national level in each country and a unified programme delivery structure for all Save the Children International Members.
 
Save the Children works in all three “regions” of Somalia: Somaliland, Puntland and Central South Somalia (CSS). Due to constraints on security, and the need to liaise with UN agencies, other NGOs and donors the country office is based in Nairobi and senior managers and directors are expected to travel extensively to monitor and support programme work in all parts of Somalia that are accessible and where security threats are being effectively mitigated.

Save Children has been working in central Somalia, since the early 1990s. SC is currently running programmes which encompass emergency response, education, health, and water and sanitation in south and central Somalia, Puntland and Somaliland. In response to the current humanitarian crisis in Somalia, SC is scaling up its emergency health intervention within its operation areas and beyond.
 
Job Purpose
 
In order to better coordinate and provide an advisory role to the emergency health support programme to Somalia/Somaliland, Save the Children requires a high level technical support, coordination and guidance through provision of guidance to managers and staff involved in managing and/or implementing emergency health project. This support includes, among others, identifying opportunities for funding and learning through networking with donors and other agencies.

This is an international post based in Nairobi. While working from Nairobi, the post-holder will be required to provide support to the emergency health team remotely and may travel to Somalia (Puntland, Somaliland and Mogadishu for the south), for short monitoring and support visits.

Barring security clearance to travel to central Somalia, the health technical adviser will be requested to travel to Somaliland on a regular basis for support, monitoring and management meetings with the CSS health team.
 
Key Accountabilities

Save the Children Somalia TOR for Contribution of cash programming to resiliency in Hiran, Somalia

               
Terms of Reference

1. Introduction
 
Save the Children Somalia is a non-governmental organization (NGO) whose mission is to fight for children’s rights and deliver immediate and lasting improvement to children’s lives worldwide. Save the Children Somalia has been operational in the Greater Somalia for over 40 years. 
Currently Save the Children Somalia operates programmes that span relief to development with a wide range of programming in Health, Nutrition, Child Protection, Child Rights Governance, Vocational and Skills Training, Education and Food Security & Livelihoods working in Somaliland, Puntland and Central and South Somalia. 
Save the Children Somalia works to ensure quality programming on the ground which forms the basis to advocate for greater changes in policy and practice at regional, national and global levels.

2. Background of the Project
 
Save the Children Somalia has been working to help communities in the Hiran Region of Somalia for over 40 years including reducing their vulnerability to a number of hazards (e.g. drought, conflict, displacement and flooding).
Since mid 2011 with multi-donor funding, including ECHO, Save the Children Somalia began cash based programming to drought and conflict affected communities in the Hiran Region of Somalia. The programme was aimed at increasing the communities’ access to food and non-food items and implemented through most of 2012. 
The rate of cash transfer given to the households was pegged to the FSNAU defined Minimum Expenditure Basket (MEB) the guarantee money intended for food needs was not diverted to other households needs. 
The contribution to resilience was implied, but has not been formally explored as of yet. Additionally, Save the Children Somalia is providing support to asset recovery through seeds and tools distributions, livestock re-distribution and treatment.

3. Purpose and Objectives of the consultancy
 
The purpose of the consultancy is to analyze the previous and current Save the Children Somalia cash based programming in Hiran to establish its contribution to household and community resiliency. 
The objectives of the study are: