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Jul 7, 2017

Capacity Building and Research Manager Job in Kenya

Indepth Research Services is a capacity development and research services firm in Africa. 

We offer research support and capacity development programmes to development institutions and professionals in Monitoring and Evaluation, Data Management and Analysis, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) & Remote Sensing, Agriculture Food Security and Livelihoods, Health and Social Care, Governance Leadership and Management and ICT and Mobile Technologies.
Job Description: We are looking for a Capacity Building and Research Manager to work in our training and research departments as well as be  responsible for administration of our training programmes.
Job Responsibilities
  • Liaise with national and international organisations that have identified training and support needs.
  • Identify qualified and experienced trainers (facilitators).
  • Support the design and delivery of training programmes.
  • When appropriate initiate analysis of training needs, negotiate contracts, process the evaluation forms, and carry out necessary follow-up work.
  • Support the Training and Capacity Building team in delivering a programme at the national and international levels including the development and management of reporting and planning systems.  
Main responsibilities in training
  • Take the lead on coordinating national and international capacity building programmes, coordinating the training of staff from organisations.
  •  Share expertise on behalf of Indepth Research Services Ltd. 
  • Organising the logistics of internal and external IRES training events, arranging suitable venues, organising catering, organising publicity and delegates bookings, answering delegate queries, and monitor attendance.
  • Carry out training needs analysis in order to identify training and other capacity building requirements from NGO, public organisations, and development groups.
  • Discuss with the identified organisations on a set of recommended interventions that will develop their staff’s skills and capacity.
  • Manage the production of training programmes and materials for training, seminars and conferences, including assisting IRES trainers in development of materials, for example, research and design materials for training, seminars and conferences.
  • Preparation of grant applications and the promotion of IRES capacity building events in order to generate income. 
  • Ensure procedure and policy is followed with all training requests, process, record, and advice staff accordingly.
  • Establish, maintain and regularly update the IRES database of national contacts and expand to regional and international contacts as appropriate.
  • Maintain a regular program of external events and Network training and development workshops. 
  • Liaise with external training institutions and providers to form partnerships and networks.
  • Plan and deliver training related Network events (Online and offline), including planning, consulting and communicating effectively with Network members on an ongoing basis.
  • Plan and design programmes for international as well as National workshops, and seminars.
  • Maintain national data collation systems and gather data in reports on services provided by the IRES team for evaluation, planning and fiscal reporting purposes.
  • Feed the information collated during capacity building interventions into the strategic planning cycle of the organisation. 
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of capacity building interventions through feedback from participants and managers, and where applicable, measure the impact of the interventions through various research methods.
  • Design, coordinate and manage appropriate internship programmes to support the work of the IRES as needed.
  • Establish and maintain an electronic filing system to monitor training provision, maintaining new and archiving old training materials.
Main responsibilities in consultancy
  • Scout for consultancy opportunities.
  • Take lead in developing of  research  proposals (technical and financial).
  • Take lead in project management and supervision of all ongoing projects.
  • Prepare regular progress reports for the clients.
  • Attending meetings with the clients.
Knowledge / Qualifications
  • Bachelors in statistics, Masters in Statistics, Agriculture economics, biostatistics, epidemiology or a related area.
  • A PhD in any of the above areas is an added advantage.
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (Particularly Word, Excel and PowerPoint).
  • More than 10 years experience in a relevant field.
Skills and Abilities
  • M&E, statistical analysis and modelling, knowledge of economic development, agriculture and health among other areas.
  • Ability to communicate professionally and effectively with a wide range of public sector organisations.
  • Strong project coordination skills.
  • Strong writing, editing and formatting skills, ability to ensure all documents and training materials are designed to the IRES quality standards.
  • Ability to collect and monitor data and generate relevant and accurate reports for a range of audiences.
  • Able to develop and sustain good working relationships internally and externally and to be an effective and professional representative of IRES at local and national forums.
  • Working effectively as part of a team, sharing information and consulting when appropriate.
  • Extensive knowledge and confidence in working with Microsoft programmes, including Word and Excel.
  • Able to self-motivate and manage time effectively.
  • Organising the logistics for complex training and/or capacity building events.
Our Core Values
We are guided by and strive to uphold the following core values in all the activities we undertake. 

All prospective candidates must prescribe to IRES core values as stated below:
  • Teamwork: Working together efficiently to add value to all stakeholders of IRES.
  • Commitment: Attaining excellence through diversity.
  • Professionalism: Indepth Research Services upholds to always behave in an ethical manner reflecting the highest level of competence and skill.
  • Excellence: Exceeding all expectations and excelling in everything we do.
  • Learning: Continuously improving our skills, knowledge and abilities.
  • Passion: Being excited and enthusiastic about what we do.
  • Integrity: Being sincere and ethical in all we do.
  • Innovation: We embrace new thinking & technology to create opportunities for IRES.
  • Respect for Human Dignity: We have profound respect for all human differences, including age, cultural, ethnic, racial, linguistic, gender, socioeconomic, educational, religious, sexual orientation, and ability.
If you meet the above criteria, please send your application and a detailed CV to [email protected] before 21st July 2017.

Note: Use the job title as the subject line in your application email.

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