NGO Jobs in Kenya - IDLO


About Idlo
International Development Law Organization (IDLO) enables governments and empowers people to reform laws and strengthen institutions to promote peace, justice, sustainable development and economic opportunity. Its programs, research and policy advocacy cover the spectrum of rule of law from peace and institution building to social development and economic recovery in countries emerging from conflict and striving towards democracy. IDLO has its headquarters in Rome, Italy and is pleased to count Kenya among its Member States. IDLO Kenya provided assistance to the Committee of Experts in Constitutional Review during the process to design the Constitution of Kenya, 2010 and subsequently to the Commission of the Implementation of the Constitution (CIC) in constitutional implementation monitoring and oversight.
Junior Evaluation Consultant
Title: Junior Evaluation Consultant – final evaluation of the project “Strengthening Capacity of Kenyan Judiciary for Efficient Electoral Dispute Resolution in 2017 general elections”
Type of Contract: Single Engagement Agreement
Duty Station: Nairobi (Kenya)
Responsibilities
·         Assist in conducting an in-depth desk review of relevant Kenyan national strategies, and project documents and reports;
·         As per team leader’s instructions, support the data collection and validation. Where required, the Contractor will participate in and/or conduct FGDs and interviews, and will collaborate to ensure data are collected in line with the agreed methodology; and
·         At the request of the team leader, provide support and inputs for the preparation of the evaluation deliverables.
The Contractor will support in preparing the following deliverables
·         The Inception Note: Include the overall background of the project, the reconstructed Theory of Change (ToC), the preliminary list of Evaluation Questions, potential outcomes of the project and its contribution towards those outcomes, the data collection approach, and the list of key informants;
·         Validation exercise/workshop: Conduct one or more participatory exercises with project stakeholders to validate the ToC, Outcome descriptions, and develop the recommendations;
·         Draft Evaluation Report: Including: (a) a concise, coherent Draft Evaluation Report of no more than 20 pages excluding annexes; and (b) one-page Evaluation Findings
Executive Summary
·         Final Evaluation Report: Finalized evaluation report of no more than 20 pages (excluding annexes); and
·         Presentation: A short presentation to donor and IDLO on outcome findings, insights into contribution pathways, etc.
Minimum Requirements
Education and Work experience
·         Advanced university degree in Evaluation, Social Sciences, Political Science, International Development, Law or related field.
·         At least two years’ experience in co-conducting development assistance evaluations of programs or initiatives with focus on good governance / rule of law.
·         Professional experience with Project Cycle Management and Logical Framework approaches.
·         An understanding of the Kenyan legal context would be an added advantage.
Languages
·         Fluency in written and spoken English is required.
Technical competencies
·         Basic knowledge of evaluation methodology for development assistance projects and programs with specific experience in evaluation methods and tools.
·         Experience with developing qualitative and quantitative (proxy) indicators.
·         Experience with survey techniques, focus groups and other participatory methods.
·         Experience with quantitative and qualitative data collection methods.
·         Sound analytical, writing and editing skills.
Behavioral competencies
·         Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team;
·         Capacity to work in a multicultural environment;
·         Cultural and political sensitivity.
Terms And Conditions
Tentative timeframe
The consultancy is expected to start in December 2018 and include approximately 10 days for data collection in Nairobi (Kenya). The inception note is expected to be completed by end of January 2019, and the draft evaluation report is expected by mid-March 2019. This is a resultbased assignment where payments will be made in relation to the submitted deliverables. The estimated number of workdays to conduct this assignment is 20.

Team Leader
Title: Team Leader – final evaluation of the project “Strengthening Capacity of Kenyan Judiciary for Efficient Electoral Dispute Resolution in 2017 general elections”
Type of Contract: Single Engagement Agreement
Duty Station: Nairobi, Kenya
About Idlo
The International Development Law Organization (IDLO) enables governments and empowers people to reform laws and strengthen institutions to promote peace, justice, sustainable development and economic opportunity. We contribute to creating stable and inclusive societies where every person can live free from fear and want, in dignity and under the rule of law.
Responsibilities
·         Conduct an in-depth desk review of relevant Kenyan national strategies, and project documents and reports;
·         Reconstruct the Theory of Change (if relevant) and develop the EQs and potential Outcomes;
·         Elaborate the methodological approaches (Theory of Change and Outcome Harvesting) and tools to capture data, in line with the expected evaluation results;
·         Organize and manage data collection and validation with the Junior Evaluation consultant, administering it with project staff, partners, and other stakeholders relevant for the evaluation’s scope.
The Contractor will undertake in-depth analytical work to produce the draft and final version of all evaluation report and deliverables including the following:
·         The Inception Note: Include the overall background of the project, the reconstructed Theory of Change (ToC), the preliminary list of Evaluation Questions, potential outcomes of the project and its contribution towards those outcomes, the data collection approach, and the list of key informants;
·         Validation exercise/workshop: Conduct one or more participatory exercises with project stakeholders to validate the ToC, Outcome descriptions, and develop the recommendations;
·         Draft Evaluation Report: Including: (a) a concise, coherent Draft Evaluation Report of no more than 20 pages excluding annexes; and (b) one-page Evaluation Findings Executive
Summary
·         Final Evaluation Report: Finalized evaluation report of no more than 20 pages (excluding annexes); and
·         Presentation: A short presentation to donor and IDLO on outcome findings, insights into contribution pathways, etc.
Minimum Requirements
Education and Work experience
·         Advanced university degree in Evaluation, Social Sciences, Political Science, International Development, Law or related field.
·         Over ten years of professional experience relevant to this assignment, within the field of international development cooperation.
·         A strong track record in Team Leadership for development assistance evaluations.
·         Experience in designing and conducting Outcome Harvests (OH) of development programming (with a preference for OH of governance programmes).
·         Professional experience with Project Cycle Management, Logical Framework approaches, and with quality assurance within international development evaluations.
·         An understanding of the Kenyan legal context and the response mechanism in place to address Electoral Dispute Resolution would be an added advantage.
Languages
·         Fluency in written and spoken English is required.
Technical competencies
·         Demonstrated knowledge of evaluation methodology for development assistance projects and programs with specific experience in evaluation methods and tools (including Outcome harvesting);
·         Sound knowledge of developing qualitative and quantitative (proxy) indicators;
·         Relevant experience with survey techniques, focus groups and other participatory methods;
·         Strong knowledge of quantitative and qualitative data collection methods;
·         Strong analytical, writing and editing skills.
Behavioral competencies
·         Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team;
·         Capacity to work in a multicultural environment;
·         Cultural and political sensitivity.
Terms And Conditions
Tentative timeframe: The consultancy is expected to start in December 2018 and include approximately 10 days for data collection in Nairobi (Kenya). The inception note is expected by end of January 2019, and the draft evaluation report is expected by mid-March 2019. This is a result-based assignment where payments will be made in relation to the submitted deliverables.
The estimated number of workdays to conduct this assignment is 35.

Program Associate
Title: Program Associate
Category: Local Affiliate – Support
Duty Station: Nairobi, Kenya
The Position
IDLO is pleased to count Kenya among its Member States, and was honoured to provide assistance to the Committee of Experts in Constitutional Review during the process to design the Constitution of Kenya, 2010 and subsequently to the Commission for the Implementation of the Constitution (CIC) in constitutional implementation monitoring and oversight. Currently, IDLO is providing technical support to the Office of the Attorney General and Department of Justice, the Kenya Law Reform Commission, the Judiciary, the Ministry of Devolution and Planning (MDP), the Council of Governors, the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights, the National Gender Equality Commission (NGEC) and the Ministry of Mining in implementing the Constitution of Kenya 2010 by way of strategic policy development, critical legislative review, expert technical advice, institutional strengthening and capacity building.
The Department of Programs is the central management and coordinating function for program delivery and capacity development. It is responsible for the implementation of IDLO’s global program portfolio for field and non-field locations in line with organizational strategy.
Reporting to the Field Program Manager. the Program Associate works in close collaboration between IDLO’s Offices (Headquarters and Field Locations) and internal support functions to provide administrative and process assistance to program teams to support program delivery.
Responsibilities
·         Provide administrative support to the Program team and ensure process integrity;
·         Support the coordination of work and information flow between Offices (HQ/Field) and support functions;
·         Carry out desk research on specific topics to provide input supporting the development of new proposals.
Key results expected
·         Provide administrative support to the Program team and ensure process integrity, including:
·         Support mission preparation including preparation of Travel Request, visa, etc.;
·         Assist in the on-boarding of new Programs employees, including preparing background readings;
·         Ensure internal IDLO processes are followed; preparation and follow up of Travel and Payment Requests, Purchase Requisitions;
·         Draft meetings minutes, including of calls with external donors/partners;
·         Organize and maintain master file of program-related data and materials, program record files, technical publications, contracts, etc., available to management when requested;
·         Support the implementation of consistent templates and tools across the various programs;
·         Assist with translations related to the program.
Support the coordination of work and information flow between offices (HQ/Field) and support functions (e.g. HR, Office of the General Counsel, Finance, Procurement) focusing on the following:
·         Support in processing contracts for Contractors/Consultants;
·         Maintain up to date files and alert the supervisor of action needed to be taken;
·         Coordinate with HR to ensure that administrative aspects of new hires are processed;
·         Provide support to program development, coordinating amongst program teams and support functions;
·         Coordinate the transmission of draft and narrative reports between offices/units;
·         Initiate the process of obtaining signatures and approvals of documents, drafting and circulating routing slips;
·         Assist in the organization of institutional and program events/courses/external visits/presentations, and coordinate with other IDLO interested departments about these.
Carry out desk research on specific topics to provide input supporting the development of new proposals, including:
·         Concept notes, briefing notes, summary status reports, and donor narrative reports;
·         Provide input into IDLO publications, communications materials, web content, etc.
Terms And Conditions
IDLO shall offer the selected candidate an affiliate contract initially for one year, with possibility of extension, subject to performance and availability of funding. IDLO offers a competitive remuneration and benefits for nationally-recruited employees including a comprehensive leave package as well as medical insurance.
Ideal Candidate Profile
Education and Experience
·         University degree in Development, Law, Business or other similar field.
·         1-3 years of relevant experience providing process support to projects/programs.
·         Experience working in an international context is highly desired.
Languages
·         Excellent written and communication skills in English and Swahili are required.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
·         Familiarity with standard program and data management tools;
·         Good knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Proficient use of other ICT and internet software;
·         Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
·         Works well with others and actively participates. Shares information, contributes, encourages and motivates others to become involved in team activities. Provides constructive feedback and willingly helps others. Contributes to a fair environment that fosters collaboration and cooperation. Works effectively across and within IDLO organizational boundaries;
·         Proven ability to see through tasks set and deliver results. The ability to work under pressure with tight deadlines, flexibility and an entrepreneurial spirit;
·         Ability and willingness to travel to field locations, if necessary;
·         Keen sense of ethics, integrity, and commitment to IDLO’s mandate. Self-motivated and dynamic with a willingness and ability to use initiative to assist the organization to achieve its objectives.
Compensation And Benefits
The selected candidates will be offered an affiliate contract for 12 months. The monthly basic salary level for this affiliate professional position is in the range of KES 162,000 commensurate with qualifications and experience, plus additional benefits in accordance with IDLO Employee Regulations and Rules.

Program Assistant
Category: Contractor
Type of Contract: Single Engagement Agreement
Duty Station: Nairobi, Kenya
Responsibilities
·         Coordinate and support to National Legal Aid Services in their programmatic activities.
·         Coordinate the design, planning, implementation and reporting on NLAS Programmatic Interventions, under the supervision of the Director.
·         Ensure accountable, efficient, effective and consultative approach in the operations of NLAS.
·         Initiate discussions on improvements in the access to justice and the quality of service delivery by all actors offering Legal Aid service.
·         Provides technical support in the operations of the National Legal Aid Service, including data, records and information management.
·         Develop and Review internal and external reports, budgets, work plans proposals and recommendations for the National Legal Aid Service Board.
·         Coordinate knowledge management and dissemination to stakeholders and beneficiaries on NLAS services.
·         Develop, recommend and implement strategic objectives, guidelines, policies, and procedures for the National Legal Aid Service.
·         Provide strategic responses to sector-wide inquires on the National Legal Aid Service.
·         Assist in development of IEC materials on Legal Aid for the general public;
·         Any other necessary task related to fulfilling the objectives of the NLAS and its Board
The Programme Officer shall, at all times:
·         Perform tasks as assigned efficiently and with utmost professionalism.
·         Observe strict confidentiality in the handling of NLAS’s internal confidential documents/equipment.
·         Maintain a high standard in the quality of activities, outputs and outcomes from NLAS’s work.
·         Adhere to the standards, guidelines and timelines as detailed in the Terms of Reference and to that end, s/he will sign a performance contract with the NLAS Board.
Deliverables
The Program Officer shall deliver the following outputs in line with the duties and responsibilities outlined above:
·         An Inception Report detailing the understanding of the terms of reference and a proposed plan of action, with a work plan reflecting clear milestones and timelines.
·         Deliverables from the programmatic interventions of NLAS as assigned.
·         Monthly reports adhering to IDLO’s reporting template; documenting support provided to the NLAS; the key results realized and the expected deliverables for the subsequent month, to be submitted by 25th of every month.
·         Any other deliverables as agreed including concepts, proposals and reports relating to the ToRs.
·         Final comprehensive report documenting all support provided to the NLAS within the contractual period in furtherance of the ToRs, capturing key results realized, pending work, challenges faced and recommendations to the NLAS and IDLO.
Reporting and Supervision
The Program Officer will report directly to the Director of NLAS and monthly to the Programme Advisor, Access to Justice Programme at IDLO Kenya. Such reporting may be delegated as agreed upon by both the NLAS and IDLO Kenya.
Estimated Timeframe And Consultancy Fees
The assignment is on a full-time basis and will be undertaken for 6 months, from January 1, 2019 and June 30, 2019, with a possibility of renewal based on availability of funding and performance review. Kindly note that this assignment is output based, and at times the flexibility of scheduling, availability, etc. might be required to ensure completion of work during time frame.
Qualifications
Specifically, the ideal candidates must have the following qualifications and skills:
·         A Bachelor’s degree in Law and admitted to the Roll of Advocates. A Master’s degree in Law or related field will be an added advantage
·         At least 2 – 5 years professional experience in programme coordination and management of multiple projects on policy, legal and institutional reforms.
·         Demonstrated understanding of the social, political and economic context in Kenya including Constitution and justice sector reforms.
·         Demonstrated legal research, analysis, writing and presentation skills in English language.
·         Strong work ethic, positive attitude, flexibility and ability to multi-task in a high-pressure environment and under strict timelines.
·         Meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution including integrity, impartiality, confidentiality and work ethic.
·         Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and within a team to prioritize tasks, meet deadlines and deliver on targets as assigned.
·         Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills.
·         High levels of integrity and ability to maintain confidentiality.
·         Proficiency with Microsoft Office programs and other computer applications.

Program Officer
Category: Contractor
Type of Contract: Single Engagement Agreement
Duty Station: Nairobi, Kenya
Responsibilities
·         Coordinate and support to National Legal Aid Services in their programmatic activities.
·         Coordinate the design, planning, implementation and reporting on NLAS Programmatic Interventions, under the supervision of the Director.
·         Ensure accountable, efficient, effective and consultative approach in the operations of NLAS.
·         Initiate discussions on improvements in the access to justice and the quality of service delivery by all actors offering Legal Aid service.
·         Provides technical support in the operations of the National Legal Aid Service, including data, records and information management.
·         Develop and Review internal and external reports, budgets, work plans proposals and recommendations for the National Legal Aid Service Board.
·         Coordinate knowledge management and dissemination to stakeholders and beneficiaries on NLAS services.
·         Develop, recommend and implement strategic objectives, guidelines, policies, and procedures for the National Legal Aid Service.
·         Provide strategic responses to sector-wide inquires on the National Legal Aid Service.
·         Assist in development of IEC materials on Legal Aid for the general public;
·         Any other necessary task related to fulfilling the objectives of the NLAS and its Board
The Programme Officer shall, at all times:
·         Perform tasks as assigned efficiently and with utmost professionalism.
·         Observe strict confidentiality in the handling of NLAS’s internal confidential documents/equipment.
·         Maintain a high standard in the quality of activities, outputs and outcomes from NLAS’s work.
·         Adhere to the standards, guidelines and timelines as detailed in the Terms of Reference and to that end, s/he will sign a performance contract with the NLAS Board.
Deliverables
The Program Officer shall deliver the following outputs in line with the duties and responsibilities outlined above:
·         An Inception Report detailing the understanding of the terms of reference and a proposed plan of action, with a work plan reflecting clear milestones and timelines.
·         Deliverables from the programmatic interventions of NLAS as assigned.
·         Monthly reports adhering to IDLO’s reporting template; documenting support provided to the NLAS; the key results realized and the expected deliverables for the subsequent month, to be submitted by 25th of every month.
·         Any other deliverables as agreed including concepts, proposals and reports relating to the ToRs.
·         Final comprehensive report documenting all support provided to the NLAS within the contractual period in furtherance of the ToRs, capturing key results realized, pending work, challenges faced and recommendations to the NLAS and IDLO.
Reporting and Supervision
The Program Officer will report directly to the Director of NLAS and monthly to the Programme Advisor, Access to Justice Programme at IDLO Kenya. Such reporting may be delegated as agreed upon by both the NLAS and IDLO Kenya.
Estimated Timeframe And Consultancy Fees
The assignment is on a full-time basis and will be undertaken for 6 months, from January 1, 2019 and June 30, 2019, with a possibility of renewal based on availability of funding and performance review. Kindly note that this assignment is output based, and at times the flexibility of scheduling, availability, etc. might be required to ensure completion of work during time frame.
Qualifications
·         A Bachelor’s degree in Law and admitted to the Roll of Advocates. A Master’s degree in Law or related field will be an added advantage
·         At least 2 – 5 years professional experience in programme coordination and management of multiple projects on policy, legal and institutional reforms.
·         Demonstrated understanding of the social, political and economic context in Kenya including Constitution and justice sector reforms.
·         Demonstrated legal research, analysis, writing and presentation skills in English language.
·         Strong work ethic, positive attitude, flexibility and ability to multi-task in a high-pressure environment and under strict timelines.
·         Meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution including integrity, impartiality, confidentiality and work ethic.
·         Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and within a team to prioritize tasks, meet deadlines and deliver on targets as assigned.
·         Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills.
·         High levels of integrity and ability to maintain confidentiality.
·         Proficiency with Microsoft Office programs and other computer applications.
How to Apply
All interested applicants are encouraged to apply via our website http://www.idlo.org/jobspc and submit the completed IDLO Personal History Form (PHF), resume and cover letter. IDLO is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity in all areas of its operations. We welcome and encourage diverse applications.
Disclaimer And Closing Date
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by the staff member assigned to this work. This is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities.
The Director-General of IDLO reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities or even to cancel the recruitment to meet business and organizational needs as necessary.
Application deadline is 14th December 2018

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