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Invitation to Tender
Tender Name: Wajir Community Radio Solar Power Systems Installations
Tender No: MCK/NBO/005/2019
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Correspondence Language: English
As part of its climate information services activities under NRM component, BRACED program has been working with Wajir Community Radio, a local radio station whose target is to empower the marginalized and vulnerable members of the pastoralist community who are mostly disadvantaged especially over print material due to their illiteracy in order to enlighten and empower such members of the community with the information they require using a language they understand.
BRACED 1 has invested in the expansion of WCR helping it to achieve a listenership increment from 63% to 82% and reaching part of Marsabit, Isiolo, Mandera and Garissa Counties. This has had a positive impact on the pastoral community who has the radio as their only source of climate information services.
The BRACED-X project is engaging the community radio station in Wajir to develop community radio programmes in local languages related to project activities. The radio programmes are being used to enable public consultation and feedback on project activities carried out on the ground in Wajir: participatory resource mapping and a water governance study.
The radio programmes are a way for the country government to engage with citizens regarding community priorities for water and rangeland development and to feed into ongoing county level policy development on water and rangeland management/governance.
A series of radio programmes (six in total) have already been broadcast on the participatory resource mapping activities carried out across Wajir. The programmes were organised at the sub county level – one each for Wajir East, Wajir West, Wajir South, Wajir North, Tarbaj and Eldas.
Despite it being the only link and information bridge between the pastoral community and the government/duty bearers, the station has been suffering from power outage both at the station and at the transmitter which is located 6KMs from the station.
Occasioned by the frequent tradition of power outage in Wajir and the 2018 burning of the power control room of the KPLC offices, Wajir community Radio is currently unable to continue its broadcast as scheduled. There is abrupt stoppage of information flow which made the listeners to miss vital information including those that are sponsored by the BRACED-X program.
This activity which involve solar power support of Wajir Community Radio is to remedy the situation and put in place an alternative source of power which will also saves cost of paying for electricity which is a burden as the radio has no donor funding and mostly rely on programme production and airing.
Main activity: installation of solar power system for WCR station and WCR transmitter
The role of the Radio In Achievement Of BRACED-X Policy Work.
1. Wajir Radio will produce a transcription from Somali to English of the six radio programmes carried out for the participatory resource mapping. These will be used to inform and validate findings for the knowledge products and Wajir policy workshop. Transcription will be made of the entire programme, including the discussions from the phone-ins.
2. A radio broadcast will be aired by Wajir Radio to share and validate findings of a Water Governance Study led by the County Government water department and supported by Mercy Corps, and IIED. The study was carried out in October 2018 and findings of the study are currently being validated by the water department and other stakeholders in Wajir. The County Chief Officer for Water will take part in the broadcast. A one-hour broadcast will share findings of the report with radio listeners, ask questions to the listeners, and a phone-in will be held with the Chief Officer to answer any questions the listeners have. IIED and Wajir Radio are working together to produce an outline and set of key messages and questions for the programme.
3. Wajir Radio will also produce a transcription of the water governance study broadcast as indicated above. Again, transcription will be made of the entire programme, including the discussions from the phone-
4. Wajir Radio will produce two summaries of the discussions from the radio phone-in debates; one for the resource mapping, and another for the water governance study. The summary will include the main issues raised from the listeners during the debates, giving voice to the range of people that participated – e.g. men and women, pastoralists and non-pastoralists, young and old. Each summary should be approximately 2-4 pages in length
5. Going forward, Wajir community radio will continue the broadcast of climate information services in partnership with Meteorological and all other related departments even after BRACED-X exit to continue giving the pastoral communities the information they need.
Tender Package Available from: 11th June, 2019
Tender Package Pickup Location: Request via: ke-pr@mercycorps.org quoting the tender name and number above
Deadline for Offer Submission: 21st June, 2019 at 5.00pm (EAT)
Submit to Mercy Corps Kenya offices tender box located at ABC Place , Block B, 1st Floor, along Waiyaki way, Nairobi Kenya
Mercy Corps reserves the right to accept or reject any late offers
Questions and Answers (Q&A)
If any, Submit Questions in writing to: ke-pr@mercycorps.org
Last Day for Questions: 14th June, 2019
Questions will be answered by: 17th June, 2019
Questions will be answered through: ke-pr@mercycorps.org
CLICK HERE to download a detailed tender package

Vacancy Advertisement: Driver / Admin Assistant
The AgriFin Program will operate in four African countries (Kenya, Tanzania, Nigeria and Ethiopia) utilizing a market ecosystem approach, working with carefully selected partners to build sustainable models, where farm and crop management tools and financial services are “bundled” in affordable, unified platforms on mobile phone channels to promote mass uptake commercially.
The program involves three interrelated components that seek to address low farmer productivity and capability and improve institutional ability to deliver appropriate products and build ecosystems to drive scale.
We work with farmers, banks, mobile network operators, MFIs, research institutes and other ecosystem players in well-defined partnerships to sustainably bundle services, leveraging the offer and outreach of all partners, while increasing the range of services, access points and value for farmers.
The program works with partners to identify, prototype, test and scale successful mobile-enabled services for smallholders, with a key focus on expanding access to financial services, using a rapid iteration approach to product development and client-centric design techniques.
We are presently looking for a committed and dynamic individual to take up the position of Driver / Admin Assistant.
General Position Summary: The driver / admin assistant will provide safe, transport services for MC programs and support staff in the described AOR (Area of Responsibility).
The driver/ admin assistant will adhere to all traffic and MC safety rules and follow the transport guidelines required by the MC transport department while also supporting the admin function, including assisting in travel and taxi bookings and coordination, filing of Admin documents, documenting minutes in staff meetings and ensuring that the office is clean and safe.
Essential Job Functions:
Driver:
1. Operate MC vehicles as assigned by supervisor;
2. Maintain vehicle log-sheets in accordance with MC policies/regulations;
3. Check the vehicle conditions after each trip/routinely – report needs and problems to logistics department;
4. Adhere to all safety and communication protocols as advised by Mercy Corps and supervisor;
5. Responsible for the safekeeping of all vehicle equipment, tools, first aid kits, spares etc.;
6. Keep the vehicle ready, clean and on standby – ready for use at all times;
Administration:
1. Assist, as required, with logistics, program and admin functions in their respective offices; including but not limited to management and coordination of travel arrangements including flight and accommodation bookings and Taxi for Mercy Corps staff and guests, and other admin responsibilities as required and prepare payment documents related to this.
2. Manage the Reception- Receive and responds to all inquiries made at the reception by providing directions, Instructions, promotional materials, or other general information or referring such inquiries to the appropriate persons.
3. Assist with filing for all admin and program related documents
4. Cooperate and be of assistance to staff and visitors whenever necessary;
5. Report all maintenance needs of the vehicle to transport management on a regular basis;
6. Adhere to all MC policies and procedures as outlined in MC policies and procedure manuals;
7. Conduct himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to Mercy Corps and to not jeopardize its humanitarian mission in country of operation;
8. Other duties as assigned.
Supervisory Responsibility:
·         Direct supervision of: N/A
·         Reports Directly To: Operations Officer.
·         Works Directly With: Operations, Program and Finance teams.
Qualifications:
·         Diploma in Business Administration or any related field.
·         Familiarity with Microsoft Office software (Word, Access, Excel, PowerPoint)
·         Valid driver’s license
·         At least 3 years’ experience driving in Nairobi and its neighboring environs
·         First Aid Course and with proven experience in First Aid management preferred.
·         Must respect and adhere to all safety and traffic rules.
·         Understanding of written and spoken English and Kiswahili is required.
·         Basic Motor Vehicle Mechanic course required.
·         Previous experience in handling Admin related duties is required.
Success Factors:
·         Effective time management skills including priority setting and responding to short notice travel requests.
·         Able to work on weekends.
·         Excellent interpersonal skills, reliable, flexible and a committed person.
·         Ability to or simultaneously with an excellent sense of judgement
·         Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
·         Attention to details
·         Ability to work as part of a team and coordinate with project personnel
How to Apply
Interested candidates who meet the above required qualifications and experience should submit a cover letter, detailed curriculum vitae (CV) listing three professional referees (including a recent supervisor) to afa-hr@mercycorps.org on or before Monday 17th June 2019 by 5.00pm.
The email subject line must clearly show the job title.
Applications without the right subject heading will be automatically disqualified.
Please do not attach any certificates.
(Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. We will only get in touch with shortlisted candidates)
NB: Mercy Corps does not charge any fee at any stage of the recruitment process
WE ENCOURAGE QUALIFIED CANDIDATES TO APPLY.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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