Capacity Development/Project Implementation Consultant for Kenya

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Nairobi, Kenya
Apply by 1 June 2017
Mid-level , Short-term contract assignment
Posted on 19 May 2017

Job Description

Palladium is seeking a consultant, located in Mombasa, Kenya, to provide technical and capacity development support for the Facing Our Fears project. The Facing Our Fears project works with a community based organization, Kenya Persons Marginalized and Aggrieved, to facilitate trainings and social mobilization activities with religious leaders throughout Kenya in support of gender and sexual minorities’ health and human rights. Palladium and PEMA Kenya are seeking a long term consultant to support the work of PEMA Kenya in successfully implementing its activities for the rest of 2017 and the beginning of 2018. The consultant will support a broad range of activities related to project implementation as well as provide capacity development support to PEMA Kenya. The goal will be to ensure long term sustainability of PEMA Kenya’s programs in support of its vision and mission.

1 Working with PEMA Kenya, coordinate and implement the activities agreed upon in the Palladium and PEMA Kenya work plan
2 Ensure PEMA Kenya is achieving and reporting on its deliverables per the timeline in its sub grant.
3 Document events, maintain training calendar, and develop/refine workshop agendas, curriculums, and events with PEMA Kenya
4 Work with PEMA Kenya to identify and implement priority actions for 2017-2018 from the PEMA Kenya Strategic Plan
5 Maintain close communication with Palladium’s Washington, DC, staff through weekly calls and biweekly reports
6 Provide hands on mentoring and capacity development assistance to PEMA Kenya throughout the life of the consultancy.

* Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Development, Development Studies, or Public Health. Master’s degree preferred.
* 5+ years in development project experience, preferably in projects related to civil society capacity development, HIV, and/or stigma and discrimination.
* Proficiency in Swahili required;
* Technical capacity in project monitoring and evaluation, training and facilitation, capacity development approaches, HIV, and human rights;
* Prior work experience and willingness to work with gender and sexual minorities;
* Prior experience working with faith leaders is preferred;
* Ability to plan effective workshops and other events;
* Understanding of current capacity development and knowledge transfer methodologies,
* Strong interpersonal, writing, presentation, facilitation and organizational skills;
* Demonstrated problem solving, analytical, financial, and evaluative skills;
* Attention to detail and ability to effectively and efficiently perform multiple tasks and balance competing priorities often within a required timeframe;
* Professional and mature demeanor and conduct;
* Ability to respond and adapt quickly to changing requirements and competing demands including short deadlines;
* Ability to take initiative and/or respond independently to situations;
* Ability to work remotely and coordinate with staff by email, phone, and Skype;
* Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office;

About the Organization

Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact – the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits.

For the past 50 years, we have been making Positive Impact possible. With a team of more than 2,500 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of more than 35,000 technical experts, Palladium has improved – and is committed to continuing to improve – economies, societies and most importantly, people's lives.

Palladium is a child-safe organisation, and screens applicants for suitability to work with children. We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status.

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