Title: East Africa Health Education Projects Coordinator
Reports to: Director/Deputy Director (tbc)
Salary: Grade C full time
This is a full time post offered on a consultancy basis to be based in Kenya, most probably Nairobi, either working from home or from a partner organisation with an office in Nairobi.
The main purpose of the job is to implement projects working in Kenya and Ethiopia which will support partners to carry out participatory research, capacity building, monitoring and advocacy connected to minority and indigenous peoples’ access to basic services and equitable budget allocations and culturally appropriate service delivery.  The primary focus of the work will be two projects:
a) A project focusing on Kenyan Somali women and girls’ access to sexual reproductive health services in Mandera, Northern Kenya and Ethiopian Somali women’s access to SRHS services in Dollo Bay in Liben Zone, Somali Region
b) A project focusing on building the capacity of minority and indigenous activists in Kenya and Ethiopia more widely to monitor and advocate on the levels of and allocation of budgets and quality of basic health and education service delivery in minority and indigenous areas.
MRG is also implementing other projects involving work in Kenya and the post holder might also be involved in representing MRG at meetings or supporting or monitoring the work of partners involved in the wider portfolio of projects.
Main duties and responsibilities
The tasks include, but are not limited to:
  • Support partners to design and run capacity building training events for activists and community members to enable them to carry out participatory research, budget monitoring, and advocacy.
  • Support  partners  to  carry  out  participatory  research  processes,  analyse  and  present  the  results  of  such processes.
  • Support partners to carry out advocacy locally, nationally and internationally on the findings of the research and the pilot projects.
  • Support partners to work with journalists to explain the findings and achieve media coverage of project lessons
  • Liaise with international organisations, donors, practitioners,   government officials and politicians to share lessons from the project and encourage replication or application of extracted principles.
  • Personally represent the projects and MRG more widely at relevant meetings and events
  • Manage elements of the project budget, monitor expenditure, manage any variations to planned budgets, work carefully within donor budget constraints.
  • Work with the fundraising team and at time, grantees, to put together bids for funding including drafting budgets, logframe and programme descriptions. Draft project reports to donors.
  • Working with partners to ensure information is gathered on all activities run to support monitoring and evaluation.  Give partners feedback on activities, suggest changes to the programme based on learning.
  • Identify barriers to the success of project activities and work out ways to overcome or avoid these

 

A full job description and person specification is here

How to apply:

All candidates who wish to apply for the above post must submit their completed MRG Application Form together with the Equal Opportunities Questionnaire to recruitment@mrgmail.org  by 14th October 2019.  Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

Please note we do not accept CVs.

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