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 Research Assistant

Department

Civil and Environmental Engineering (www.strath.ac.uk/engineering/civilenvironmentalengineering/)

Faculty

Faculty of Engineering (www.strath.ac.uk/engineering/)

Staff Category

Research

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Reports To

Head of Department/Institute, through

Grade

6

Salary Range

£31396 - £34980

Contract Type

Fixed Term (12 months)

FTE

1 (35 hours/week)

Closing Date

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Holidays

31 days + 11 statutory days

Option to purchase additional holidays.

On Site Facilities

Car parking, sports centre, catering.

Pensions

Contributory pension scheme available to all staff including generous employer contribution.

Training

Professional Development with Organisational and Staff Development Unit (OSDU) plus external training if required.

Family Friendly Benefits

Generous parental leave provision, on-campus nursery and options for flexible working.

Health and Wellbeing

University Sport centre, Occupational Health service, access to health and wellbeing events, cycle to work scheme, Employee Assistance Programme, agile working and established carers support network and carer friendly policies.

 

Job Advert

We have an opportunity for an engaged and enthusiastic researcher from Kenya to join our team on a project to develop a low cost sensor for smallholder farmers being implemented collaboratively by the University of Strathclyde, Kenyatta University and Glasgow School of Art. The aim of the project is to develop a novel, zero waste biosensor using locally available materials, to quantify nutrient concentrations in soil for smallholder farm communities in Kenya. The long-term impact of this project will provide in-country low cost soil fertility monitoring accessible to farmers at point of need. To achieve this goal, the project will use traditional printing processes, taken from the Art and Design field to create a sensing solution that can be deployed in resource constrained environments. You can read more about the project here.

To meet the terms of the grant we are looking for a researcher specifically from Kenya to come to the UK and work for a year as a Research Assistant. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a commitment to return to Kenya after the year of research at Strathclyde to continue the development of the sensor at Kenyatta University for a further six months.

In this role as a Research Assistant, your main tasks will be to conduct sensor development research activities as part of a team, working under the general supervision of Dr Andrew Ward and collaborators at Kenyatta University and Glasgow School of Art. You will be required to conduct laboratory work to develop a low cost printable sensor platform for measurement of nitrate and phosphate in soil samples. You will be responsible for managing and prioritising your own workload to defined deadlines, write up the results of your own research and contribute to the production of research reports and publications. You will also be involved in field work in Kenya to engage with smallholder farming communities to understand how the developed sensor technology can be implemented to greatest effect.

To be considered for the role, you will be educated to a minimum of Degree level in an Engineering or Biological, Chemical or Physical Sciences and you will have sufficient breadth or depth of knowledge in laboratory based research processes. This will include designing and executing experiments, presentation and interpretation of results and planning the next steps in a project. To achieve this, you need to have an ability to plan and prioritise your own workload, with general supervision, and you will have an ability to work within a dynamic, multidisciplinary, and international team environment. You will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to listen, engage and persuade, and to present complex information in an accessible way to a range of audiences.

Whilst not essential for the role, applications are welcomed from candidates with a higher Degree (Master’s level or PhD level) in the Engineering or Biological, Chemical or Physical Sciences, some relevant laboratory work experience, knowledge and experience of sensors and sensor development, membership/working towards membership of a relevant Chartered/professional body. Knowledge in performing mixed methods research in the context of sustainable development is also high desirable, but not essential to the role.

Informal enquiries about the post are welcomed and should be addressed to Dr Andrew Ward: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or Dr Ezekiel Mugendi Njeru at Kenyatta University This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Job Description

Brief Outline of Job:

To assist in the delivery of research activities as part of a team, working on an established research programme/s under the general supervision of senior colleagues; to input as a team member to administrative activities; to assist where required with relevant teaching and knowledge exchange activities.

Main Activities/Responsibilities:

1.

Conduct laboratory based research to develop a low cost printed sensor for detection of key soil nutrients.

2.

Manage and prioritise own workload within agreed objectives to ensure that all activities are completed to deadlines.

3.

Write up results of own research and contribute to the production of research reports and publications.

4.

Participate in visits to Kenya and contribute to community engagement activities related to the development of the technology.

5.

Provide regular reports and input to the wider project objectives, including presentation of research to project partners (at Kenyatta University and Glasgow School of Art) and to the project advisory board.

6.

Assist with the supervision of student projects and the delivery of introductory classes as required.

7.

Input as a team member to Department/School, Faculty and/or University administrative activities.

8.

Engage in continuous professional development.

Person Specification

Educational and/or Professional Qualifications
(E=Essential, i.e. a candidate must meet all essential criteria to be considered for selection, D=Desirable)

Essential/ Desirable

Assessment Method

Good Batchelor’s level degree in Engineering or Biological, Chemical or Physical Sciences

Essential

Application/CV

Higher degree (i.e. Master’s level or PhD level) or equivalent professional experience in Engineering or Biological, Chemical or Physical Sciences.

Desirable

Application/CV

Membership/working towards membership of relevant Chartered/professional bodies.

Desirable

Application/CV

Experience

 

 

Experience of conducting laboratory based experiments on the development of technology.

Essential

App/CV/ Interview

Some relevant work experience.

Desirable

Application/CV

Biosensor development work, particularly related to the use of electrochemical detection approaches.

Desirable

App/CV/ Interview

Job Related Skills and Achievements

 

 

Knowledge of analytical chemistry techniques and processes.

Essential

App/CV/ Interview

Ability to plan and organise own workload effectively with general supervision from senior colleagues.

Essential

Interview

Ability to work within a team environment.

Essential

Interview

Experience of conducting social science like research and knowledge exchange related activities.

Desirable

App/CV/ Interview

Personal Attributes

 

 

 

 

 

To comply with the terms of the grant, the successful candidate will be domiciled within Keyna and demonstrate a commitment to returning to Kenya to fulfil knowledge transfer at the end of the project.

Essential

App/CV/ Interview

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to listen, engage and persuade, and to present complex information in an accessible way to a range of audiences.

Essential

App/CV/ Interview

Application Procedure

Select Application Procedure (HR use only)

 

Other Information

Further information on the application process and working at Strathclyde can be found on our website (http://www.strath.ac.uk/hr/workforus).

Informal enquiries about the post can be directed to Dr Andrew Ward, Senior Lecturer (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Dr Ezekiel Mugendi Njeru (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) at Kenyatta University.

Conditions of Employment

Conditions of employment relating to the Research staff category can be found at: Conditions of Employment.

Rewards and Benefits

Our staff have access to a wide range of outstanding benefits that include financial rewards, family friendly and wellbeing benefits and career development opportunities, details of which can be found here.

PVG Check

This position involves regulated work, making it a legislative requirement that the successful candidate becomes a member of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme. If appointed, employment with the University will not be confirmed, until membership of the Scheme has been received. The successful applicant will be precluded from working with protected groups until that time.

Basic Disclosure

This role requires the satisfactory outcome of a Basic Disclosure Scotland Check. The successful applicant will be asked to carry out a Basic Disclosure Scotland Check. Whether an outcome is satisfactory will be determined by the University.

Probation

Where applicable, the successful applicant will be required to serve a 9 month probationary period.

Pension

The successful applicant will be eligible to join the Universities' Superannuation Scheme. Further information regarding this scheme is available from Payroll and Pensions.

Relocation

Where applicable, the University offers a relocation package to support new employees who meet the eligibility criteria. The relocation package is offered as a contribution towards costs incurred, and is designed to be flexible, allowing staff to use the financial support available in the way that will be most helpful to them. Further details are outlined in the Relocation Policy.

Interviews

Formal online interviews for this post will be held in June 2024. Enter an interview date..

Equality and Diversity

The University of Strathclyde is a socially progressive institution that strives to ensure equality of opportunity and celebrates the diversity of its student and staff community.  Strathclyde is people-oriented and collaborative, offering a supportive and flexible working culture with a deep commitment to our equality, diversity and inclusion charters, initiatives, groups and networks.

We strongly encourage applications from Black, Asian and minority ethnicity, women, LGBT+, and disabled candidates and candidates from lower socio-economic groups and care-experienced backgrounds.

University Values

The University’s Values capture what we’re all about: who we are, what we believe in and what we stand for. Our Values have been derived from how we act and how we expect to be treated as  part of Strathclyde.

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SCHOOL OF PURE AND APPLIED SCIENCES

P.O. BOX 43844 – 00100 – GPO NAIROBI, Kenya

Telephone: 8710901-19 Ext.3732

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Website: www.ku.ac.ke

 

Call for Applications of Editorial Board Members for AJPAS

The African Journal of Pure and Applied Science (AJPAS) is owned and published by Kenyatta University under the School of Pure and Applied Sciences (SPAS). The journal is open and online published biannually. Since its launch in 2019 4 volumes with 2 Issues per Volume have been published.

The aim of the journal is to publish original papers.  All articles are subjected to thorough, critical, objective and fair double blinded peer review before publication. 

Currently, the journal seeks to bring on board new members in the Editorial Board who should be qualified in the fields of Plant Sciences, Zoological Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, Actuarial Sciences, Physics, Biotechnology, Microbiology, Chemistry and Biochemistry.

Term of service

The successful candidates are expected to serve as Members of the Editorial Board for a period of 2 years renewable once. The editors are supposed to participate in blind peer review of articles and also identification of competent reviewers of papers in their area of expertise.

Qualifications

Applicants are required to have an earned PhD in any of the listed disciplines, as well have experience in postgraduate supervision and have published widely. The applicants should be computer literate, critical thinkers with ability to analyze and synthesize information. Applicants serving in the academia will have an added advantage.

Applications

Interested candidates are invited to send a  motivation letter indicating why they would be interested in offering the service along with an updated CV detailing their qualifications   to this  email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; by 20th March 2024.

 


 

KENYATTA UNIVERSITY

YOUNG AFRICAN LEADERS’ INITIATIVE

REGIONAL LEADERSHIP CENTER

EAST AFRICA

NAIROBI

 

EXCITING JOB OPPORTUNITIES

About YALI

The Young African Leaders Initiative Regional Leadership Center East Africa (YALI RLC EA) is one of four USAID-funded Regional Leadership Centers (RLCs) located at African institutions of higher education, which provide transformational training to young African leaders between the ages of 18-35 through in-person, online, and hybrid modes of learning.  Over the last 8 years, YALI RLC EA has implemented a comprehensive and experiential curriculum seeking to empower young African leaders to transform themselves, their communities, countries, and the African continent. The curriculum is delivered in three tracks focused on civic leadership, business and entrepreneurship, and public management. In addition, there is a cross cutting track that is undertaken by all participants.  The curriculum is designed to stretch the boundaries of current leadership paradigms to create new opportunities for dialogue and capacity building. To promote a collaborative learning environment, the YALI RLC EA focuses on the bottom part of the pedagogy pyramid focusing more on learning by doing and peer to peer learning. Both local and international instructors facilitate a blended learning environment that builds both knowledge and expertise. The YALI RLC EA is in Phase II of implementing the curriculum. YALI RLC EA seeks to recruit dynamic, self-driven and results oriented trainers/facilitators and accessibility support personnel from East and Central Africa to deliver the training in its tracks of Crosscutting, Business and Entrepreneurship, Public Management and Civic Leadership.

Facilitators/Trainers

Overall objective

Deliver impactful in-person (residential), virtual (online) and blended (hybrid) training to the young African leaders from 14 countries served by YALI RLC EA in any of the four tracks of study mentioned above.  In-person training (residential) and residential part of the blended training are held at Kenya at YALI RLC EA premises located at Kenyatta University, main campus at Chandaria Innovation Center, 3rd Floor.

Scope of work

The training will focus on the four main tracks: Cross cutting (including Ethics and accountability in leadership, leadership communication, personal branding, opportunities and challenges in Africa, diversity, equity and inclusion, design thinking, habits for effective leaders) civic leadership, public management and business and entrepreneurship. These will run concurrently targeting youths between the ages of 18-35 from 14 countries covered by YALI RLC EA. The delivery of the training needs to ensure inclusion of PWD (including psychosocial), gender diverse participants and those coming from minority groups from each of the countries.  The training will be through the three modes of training mentioned under the overall objective.

Methodology

The training is delivered using participatory and adult learning approaches which augments the Center’s instructional framework that focuses on: Collaborative Learning - Through group projects, discussions, public speaking, and events; Immersive Learning - through mentorships, individualized coaching, and hands-on application; Static Instruction – Facilitator-led sessions in a classroom setting and, Learning Management System (LMS)- a diverse and dynamic on-line learning environment designed to provide educational, informational and media resources that enable, empower and enhance the knowledge and skills of young leaders who will be the change-makers in the region. 

Competencies, Experience and Skills Requirements:

Position: Facilitator/trainer in Business and Entrepreneurship

  • A Degree in any of the following areas: Leadership, Strategy, Business Development, International Business, Business and Entrepreneurship, Marketing, Economics or Financial Management,
  • At least 5-years’ experience in conducting training for youths and youth-led organizations in any of the following areas: business strategy, business development, international business, business and entrepreneurship, marketing, Economics or Financial management.
  • Understanding of Human Centered Entrepreneurship.
  • Knowledge in different problem-solving approaches including design thinking.
  • Extensive experience in running businesses, managing businesses, or supporting startups and SMEs.
  • Ability to create and nurture conducive learning environment for a diverse group of learners.
  • Experience in handling young and dynamic people from diverse cultures and beliefs. 
  • Excellent facilitation, presentation skills and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to utilize participatory facilitation approaches as well as adult education methods. 
  • Ability to incorporate methodologies that address the needs of PWD and other minority groups.
  • Experience in carrying out interactive virtual and blended training using different digital platforms.
  • Extensive knowledge of the governance structure, challenges and opportunities existing in Africa
  • Demonstrated high level of professionalism, ability to work independently and in high pressure situations to meet tight deadlines.
  • Clear understanding of Gender equity, diversity, and inclusion 
  • Previous experience in delivery of YALI RLC EA training will be an added advantage.

Position: Facilitator/trainer in Public Management

  • A Degree in Leadership, Public Management, Public Administration, Public Policy, Strategy, Public Sector Management, Government Contracting, Public Sector Strategies, Civic Engagement, Governance, Social Policy, Public Finance, Financial Management, Community Development, or Peace, and Conflict Management.
  • At least 5-years’ experience in conducting training for youths and youth-led organizations in any of the following areas: leadership, public management, public administration, public policy, strategy, public sector management, government contracting, public sector strategies, civic engagement, governance, social policy, public finance, financial management, community development, or peace, and conflict management.
  • Knowledge in different problem-solving approaches including design thinking.
  • Broad experience working in public Sector – parastatals, government agencies, ministries among others.   
  • Ability to create and nurture conducive learning environment for a diverse group of learners.
  • Experience in handling young and dynamic people from diverse cultures and beliefs. 
  • Excellent facilitation, presentation skills and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Proven and demonstrated broad knowledge and ability to utilize participatory facilitation approaches as well as adult education methods. 
  • Ability to incorporate methodologies that address the needs of PWD and other minority groups.
  • Experience in carrying out interactive virtual and blended training using different digital platforms.
  • Extensive knowledge of the governance structure, challenges and opportunities existing in Africa
  • Demonstrated high level of professionalism, ability to work independently and in high pressure situations to meet tight deadlines.
  • Clear understanding of Gender equity, diversity, and inclusion 
  • Previous experience in delivery of YALI RLC EA training will be an added advantage.

Position: Facilitator/trainer in Civic Leadership

  • A Degree in any of the following areas: Leadership, Public Policy, Project Management, Civic Engagement, NGO’s Management, Social Work, Monitoring and Evaluation, Governance, Social Entrepreneurship, Civic Leadership, Civil Society Organizations Management, Community Development, or Gender, Diversity, and inclusion.
  • At least 5-years in conducting training for youths and youth-led organizations in any of the following areas: leadership, public policy, project management, civic engagement, NGOs managements, social work, monitoring and evaluation, governance, social entrepreneurship, civic leadership, civil society organizations management, community development, gender, diversity, and inclusion.
  • Broad experience working with or working in Civil Society Organizations.
  • Ability to create and nurture conducive learning environment for a diverse group of learners.
  • Experience in handling young and dynamic people from diverse cultures and beliefs. 
  • Excellent facilitation, presentation skills and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to utilize participatory facilitation approaches as well as adult education methods. 
  • Ability to incorporate methodologies that address the needs of PWD and other minority groups.
  • Experience in carrying out interactive virtual and blended training using different digital platforms.
  • Extensive knowledge of the governance structure, challenges and opportunities existing in Africa
  • Demonstrated high level of professionalism, ability to work independently and in high pressure situations to meet tight deadlines.
  • Clear understanding of Gender equity, diversity, and inclusion 
  • Previous experience in delivery of YALI RLC training will be an added advantage.

Position: Facilitator/trainer in Cross- Cutting Modules

  • A Degree in Communication, Corporate Communication, Mass Communication, Media Relations, Branding, Personal Brand Management, Journalism, Public Relations, International Relations, Creativity and Design Thinking, Business and Design Thinking, Innovation and Problem-Solving, Gender Studies, Inclusion and Diversity, Gender and Equity, or Leadership, Ethics and Accountability.
  • At least 5 years in conducting training for youths and youth-led organizations in communication, corporate communication, mass communication, media relations, branding, personal brand management, journalism, public relations international relations, creativity and design thinking, business and design thinking, innovation and problem-solving, gender studies, inclusion and diversity, gender and equity or leadership, ethics, and accountability.
  • Extensive experience in building capacities among the youths across Africa and beyond
  • Knowledge in different problem-solving approaches including design thinking.
  • Ability to create and nurture conducive learning environment for a diverse group of learners.
  • Experience in handling young and dynamic people from diverse cultures and beliefs. 
  • Excellent facilitation, presentation skills and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to utilize participatory facilitation approaches as well as adult education methods. 
  • Ability to incorporate methodologies that address the needs of PWD and other minority groups.
  • Experience in carrying out interactive virtual and blended training using different digital platforms.
  • Extensive knowledge of the governance structure, challenges and opportunities existing in Africa
  • Demonstrated high level of professionalism, ability to work independently and in high pressure situations to meet tight deadlines.
  • Clear understanding of Gender equity, diversity, and inclusion 
  • Previous experience in delivery of YALI RLC training will be an added advantage.

Trainer/facilitator Roles and deliverables

The following will be the expected deliverables of the assignment:

  • Successful facilitation of the training using adult and youth centered delivery approaches.
  • Accompany the participants for field trips during in-person sessions.
  • Technical advice and support to participants during the training and field trips
  • Mentor and coach participants during the training and post-training.
  • Technical support to participants on their initiatives.
  • Monitor and support participants during the training.
  • Facilitate and guide the participants to identify design challenges as well as develop viable solutions to the identified challenges.
  • Facilitate and guide the participants to identify viable business ideas/community initiatives as well as develop business concept/community initiative that can be implemented.
  • Support participants to build their pitching and public speaking skills.
  • Guide participants in building their personal brands.
  • Evaluate participants’ pitch presentations.
  • Prepare training presentations, training activities and exercises as per the module. 
  • Participate in the development of learning content for asynchronous learning. 
  • Manage and monitor participants’ attendance during the training. 
  • Attending facilitators’ meetings – before and after cohort training. 
  • Attend facilitators training when scheduled. 
  • Training report preparation and submission. 
  • Continuous personal development.

Duration and time frame

YALI RLC EA leadership program is designed to take between four (4) to six (6) weeks depending on the mode of delivery (virtual, in-person, or blended).  The maximum number of days for planning, preparation and training per facilitator is 18 days depending on the track/module and mode of delivery.  However, the billing will be as per the actual number of days worked per cohort. Facilitators are expected to be available as per the schedule of the training for the tracks/modules they have been contracted.  The number of cohorts a facilitator will train will be determined by the training evaluation outcomes carried out by YALI RLC EA after every cohort’s training.   

Trainers’ report

Each trainer will be required to write a comprehensive training report. The report will document the training process, the context in which the trainings took place, challenges and mitigation strategies employed, lessons learned, recommendations and any unique aspects picked by the trainer including behaviour of the participants, unique needs of the participants and elements of the training that contributed to the achievement of the learning outcomes. The deadline for sending the report is 5 days after completion of cohort training. The report should be submitted together with the timesheets to Learning and Curriculum Manager for approval and submission to Finance Team for payment processing.  

Evaluation and Selection Process

This application is open to experienced Trainers/Facilitators with proven experience and broad knowledge in training young people as well as those with unique ability to utilize the principles, methods, techniques and systems of training and mentorship for youth development. The selected trainer/facilitator will be responsible for designing and executing all the activities described in this TOR under the guidance of YALI RLC EA.

Accessibility Support Personnel (ASP)

Role Summary

The ASPs will provide support to the young leaders with disability from 14 countries served by YALI RLC EA based on the type of need during the in-person (residential), virtual (online) and blended (hybrid) training sessions.  This will happen during the cross-cutting track as well as the three tracks of training – civic leadership, public management or business and entrepreneurship. The services will also be required in the facilitation of the Social Inclusion session which forms the basis of effective leadership.    They will also be required to accompany participants with disabilities in all the movement within the premises (training and accommodation) and during field trips in residential cohorts.  They will promote meaningful and inclusive participation of individuals with exceptionalities in their tracks and group discussions.  YALI RLC-EA is seeking a team of ASPs to support all the training activities. The ASP may be resident or non-resident depending on the mode training (residential, blended, or virtual).

Essential skills and qualifications

Position: Sign Language Interpreters

  • A certified sing language interpreter
  • Proficiency in sign language
  • Experience in providing sign language interpretation services.
  • Proven and demonstrated broad knowledge of different forms of exceptionalities among the youths across the targeted 14 countries.
  • Proven experience in provision of the similar services to other institutions or organizations
  • High level of professionalism and ability to work independently under high pressure situations with tight deadlines.
  • Ability to provide all-inclusive services to PWD during the virtual, blended, and residential training.
  • Proven and demonstrated ability to support and provide a conducive environment for PWD
  • Must be willing to reside at the complex with the PWD during the entire period of residential training.
  • Passion to support PWD.
  • Excellent inter-personal skills.
  • Proficiency in Kiswahili(sanifu) or French language is an added advantage.
  • Previous experience in supporting YALI RLC-EA leadership training will be an added advantage.

Position: Aide

  • Experience in accessibility services to people with different types of disability.
  • Proven and demonstrated broad knowledge of different forms of exceptionalities among the youths across the targeted 14 countries.
  • Proven experience in provision of the similar services to other institutions or organizations
  • High level of professionalism and ability to work independently under high pressure situations with tight deadlines.
  • Ability to provide all-inclusive services to PWD during the virtual, blended, and residential training.
  • Proven and demonstrated ability to support and provide a conducive environment for PWD.
  • Must be willing to reside at the complex with the PWD during the entire period of residential training.
  • Passion to support PWD.
  • Excellent inter-personal skills
  • Previous experience in supporting YALI RLC-EA leadership training will be an added advantage.

Scope of Work

  • Supporting participants with disability to participate in group discussions – in class and outside the training sessions.
  • Ensuring videos are interpreted and following up with facilitators to ensure that have sub-titles.
  • Interpretation of videos without subtitles
  • Awareness creation on sign language, ethics, and inclusivity in handling a person with disability to other participants, facilitators, and staff to ensure more interactions.
  • Supporting participants with disability to fully participate in group discussions – in class and outside the training sessions as well as complete assignments.
  • Taking notes if need be.
  • Ensuring inclusive activities within the classroom and in the field.
  • Supporting participant to work on their individual pitches.
  • Revision of learning materials with the participant at the end of training sessions.
  • Reaching out to YALI RLC EA staff in case participants are in need.
  • Receiving the participant at the airport and escorting them to the airport.
  • Supporting YALI RLC EA to support participants especially those with disability as well as those who may be unwell.
  • Providing information and advice including professional, peer support, advocacy, on issues relating to participants with disability.
  • Fostering inclusivity in and outside classroom
  • For sign language interpreters, they will additionally provide communication support – provision of sign language service inside and outside the classroom.

Key Deliverables:

  • Service provision during the entire training period as per the need – including one day before the training and after the training based on flight schedules.
  • Cohort Accessibility Support Personnel report detailing:
    • Cohort and cohort dates
    • Mode of delivery – blended, virtual, or residential
    • training and field sessions covered.
    • challenges and mitigation strategies, opportunities, lessons learnt, and recommendations.
    • List of participants supported during the training.
  • Duly filled out and signed time sheets (template will be provided) for the entire period and should capture the names of the service provider and bank account details.

Duration:       YALI RLC EA training is a 28 - days training programme. Thus, the expected maximum number of days per ASP is 32 days, but payment shall be as per the number of days worked. 

Supervision:   Learning and Curriculum Manager

Place of performance

YALI Regional Leadership Center-EA in Kenyatta University, Chandaria building, KUCC – residential premises, KU compound, City during city visit and shopping exercises &Field trips – in organizations across Nairobi

 

Mode of Application

The documents to be submitted by applicants for the position of trainer/facilitator include:

  • Application Letter
  • Up-to-date Curriculum vitae (CV) with names and contacts of three recent professional referees (previous clients) for whom similar work has been conducted. 
  • Two (2) sample reports of similar work completed recently. 
  • In the cases of companies, include the company profile – capturing the directors.
  • Valid Tax Compliance Certificate (TCC)
  • The technical proposal capturing the following:
  • Introduction
  • Information about the Trainer/trainers
  • Applicant understanding of the assignment.
  • Applicant’s competence and experience relevant to the assignment
  • Two (2) recommendation letters of recent assignments undertaken.
  • Methodology that will be used by the trainer to deliver impactful and experiential training to YALI RLC EA target group.

 

  • The financial proposal in Kenya Shillings capturing the following:
  1. Daily rate
  2. Hourly rate – usually our virtual sessions are 2-hour sessions.
  3. Any other training related costs

NB: Both technical and financial proposals should be in one document.

The documents to be submitted by applicants for the position of accessibility support personnel include:

  • Application Letter
  • Up-to-date Curriculum vitae (CV) including three (3) referees preferably former employers.
  • Current and expected pay.

Email your application package to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The subject of the email should be the title of the assignment.

The application deadline will be Sunday, 10th March, 2024 at 5.00 pm EAT.


 

JOB ADVERTISEMENT

 

USAID Health Equity and Resource Optimization (USAID HERO) is a three-year Project (March 2023-March 2026), implemented by Kenyatta University (KU) and her partners. USAID HERO works to improve evidence generation, health financing and social protection systems for better health outcomes. The project is being implemented in 10 counties: Kwale, Kilifi, Taita-Taveta, Kajiado, Meru, Nyandarua, Nakuru, Uasin Gishu, Elgeyo Marakwet & Baringo. The project is aligned with the government's priority of Universal Health Care (UHC).

The project will work with national and county governments and other key stakeholders in health to achieve its mandate. The overarching goal of the USAID HERO mechanism is to improve equity, quality, and resource optimization through a strong, well-functioning health system that achieves better health outcomes for Kenyans. To achieve this goal, the Mechanism will focus on the following three sub-purpose (SP) areas: a) Improved Domestic resource mobilization (DRM) for Sustainable Financing of Essential Health Services; b)  Improved Financial Protection and Social Inclusion Systems for Health; and c)    Improved Availability and Use of Quality Evidence to Inform Policy, Planning, and Implementation of Health Services

It is with this background that Kenyatta University led Consortium seeks to recruit an experienced ICT Officer. The ICT Officer will work in close collaboration and direction of the Finance and Administration Manager and the Project Officers in the Regional offices.

TITLE: Information Communications Technology (ICT) Officer, USAID HERO

TEAM/PROGRAMME: Program Implementation

LOCATION: Nairobi/one of the Regional Offices of  operation(Nairobi, Mombasa or Eldoret), with frequent travel to the 10 counties

Reports:  Finance and Administration Manager

Direct Reports:  None

Matrix working relationship: Finance Officers, Project Officer and Communication Officer.

CONTRACT LENGTH: Fixed Term   

ROLE PURPOSE:  Under the supervision of the Finance and Administration Manager, the ICT Officer will be responsible for providing reliable and secure ICT services in support of the project’s offices in Nairobi, Eldoret and Mombasa.

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY

The main duties of the ICT Officer are:

·         Maintain and troubleshoot all computer related issues;

·         Integrate and configure computer networking for best performance;

·         Troubleshoot and repair of hardware, operating systems and applications;

·         Monitor and maintain computer systems and networks;

·         Identify security gaps and provide relevant solutions in consultation with the Finance and Administration Manager;

·         Test and evaluate all new technology including M&E systems e.g. database systems, websites etc.;

·         In collaboration with MEL Unit, develop participatory strategies and tools for monitoring and evaluating the project;

·         Conduct electrical safety checks on computer equipment;

·         Enhance office IT system through appropriate upgrades and advise Operations Unit on changes or improvements required;

·         Help install and support of all ICT hardware and software;

QUALIFICATIONS 

·         At least 5 years of experience providing ICT support in a development context;

·         Bachelors in information technology or a relevant field required;

·         Excellent organizational skills and ability to work in fast-paced environment;

·         Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously;

EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS

·         Experience working on USAID or other international donor-funded programs a plus;

·         Excellent communication and writing skills.

·         Experience in administering Microsoft365 services.

·         Ability to quickly learn technologies in order to deliver results.

·         Ability to hand over operational procedures and coach/empower junior personnel and peers.

·         Ability to analyse problems and react quickly in problematic situations with minimum supervision.

Additional job responsibilities

The duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the role holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.

TERMS OF SERVICE:

This is one year (1) performance based renewable contract.

Commencing date: As soon as possible.

Interested candidates who meet the required qualification and experience are invited to submit their application by 6th March 2024 through this email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and a copy (CC) to   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with “USAID – HERO Project (Position Name) in the subject line.  All enquiries should be made to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Kenyatta University is an equal opportunity employer and canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification. Women and Persons with Disability are encouraged to apply. Only successful candidates will be contacted


 


 

KENYATTA UNIVERSITY 

 CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Kenyatta University seeks to recruit competent and dedicated applicants to fill up the following positions:

  1. HEAD PROCUREMENT - GRADE 13.

Reporting to the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Administration & Finance) the Head Procurement will oversee, coordinate and provide procurement and supply chain management services, and advise the management in the University

Qualifications:

  1. Masters’ Degree in Management with Procurement option from a recognized institution
  2. Bachelors’ Degree in Procurement and Supply Chain or Business Sciences from a recognized institution
  3. At least seven (7) years’ working experience, three (3) of which must be as a Procurement (and Supply Chain) Manager or equivalent position in a similar level organization.
  4. Professional certification in procurement and supplies management such as CIPS, CSCP and CPSP-K
  5. Member of CIPS and or KISM.
  6. Must have a valid Supplies Practitioners License
  7. Proficient in relevant Computer applications systems.
  8. Knowledge of the Public Procurement and Disposal Act
  9. Knowledge of the relevant legislations
  10. Knowledge of professional standards

 2. PROCUREMENT OFFICER II - GRADE 11.

Reporting to the Head Procurement the Procurement Officer II will oversee, coordinate and provide procurement and supply chain management services, and advise the management in the University

Qualifications:

  1. a) Masters’ Degree in Management with Procurement option from a recognized institution
  2. b) Bachelors’ Degree in Procurement and Supply Chain or Business Sciences from a recognized institution
  3. c) At least five (5) years’ working experience in Procurement (and Supply Chain), two (2) of which must be at procurement officer II position or equivalent position in a similar level organization.
  4. d) Professional certification in procurement and supplies management such as CIPS, CSCP and CPSP-K
  5. e) Member of CIPS and or KISM.
  6. d) Must have a valid Supplies Practitioners License
  7. i) Proficient in relevant Computer applications systems.
  8. j) Knowledge of the Public Procurement and Disposal Act
  9. k) Knowledge of the relevant legislations
  10. l) Knowledge of professional standards

TERMS OF SERVICE:

A competitive remuneration package which includes basic salary, generous house allowance, and medical cover will be provided.

The applicants should provide full details of educational and professional qualification, work experience, present post and salary, applicant’s telephone number and e-mail address

Copies of certificates and testimonials should also be enclosed giving the names and addresses of three (3) referees who are conversant with the applicant’s competence in area of specialization.

Applicants should write directly to:

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration& Finance)

Kenyatta University

  1. P.O. BOX 43844 – 00100

NAIROBI

Applications should be received not later than,

4th March, 2024

*Kenyatta University is an equal opportunity employer and canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

*Women and persons with disability are encouraged to apply.

*Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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