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Kenya Office and Operations Manager

Position: Kenya Office and Operations Manager

Location of Work: Based in the Development Pathways’ office in Nairobi, Kenya, with the potential of International Travel

Contract: This is a permanent position with a 6-month probationary period

Reporting to: Head of Kenya Office

 

A.     Purpose

The purpose of the Kenya  Office Operations Manager is to manage Pathways Kenya office and its MIS portfolio, as well as represent Pathways in Kenya and the region and build the businesa and Pathways’ profile.

The position will work across all divisions of the business and play a pivotal role between executive management and employees, promoting efficiency and profitability throughout the organization.  The ideal candidate will be well versed in client-focused business management and will have a background and relevant experience of work in MIS.

 

 B.     Key Responsibilities and Duties

 Kenya Office Operations Manager role will be responsible for the following duties and responsibilities including, but not limited to:

  • Ensure Development Pathways’ external positioning at country and regional level in the respect of our ethos, values and in line with local cultural and legal rules;
  • Building key client relationships and keeping abreast and reporting of current donor trends in Kenya and the East Africa region;
  • Supporting the development of new business opportunities in line with the company’s business growth strategy;
  • Developing annual plans for the Kenya office, and reporting on those plans.
  • Managing and supervising administrative staff based in the Nairobi office to ensure work planning and effective delivery of tasks in line with the established office administration systems;
  • Managing Development Pathways’ Management Information Systems projects across the globe, in support of the Senior MIS Specialist, and other projects managed from the Kenya office
  • Ensure implementation and development of projects in Kenya, in line with UK office policies;
  • Working closely with the London office staff on setting up and implementing relevant policies, procedures and processes;
  • Liaising with the UK office to ensure in-country security policy development and management at field level;
  • Creating and implementing effective systems to ensure all administrative tasks are performed in a timely and efficient manner;
  • Ensure, with the support of team, that Development Pathways procedures are implemented and respected regarding base & equipment management, procurement & stock management, transport and vehicle management, in a timely and cost effective manner;
  • Managing staff welfare issues such as insurance;
  • Ensuring internal coordination and strict application and respect of HR procedures by office staff
  • Lead the provision of regular reporting on Kenya Office activities;
  • Other tasks as required.

 

 C.     Profile

ESSENTIAL:

  • A Bachelor degree in a relevant discipline;
  • Experience in the development and implementation of standards, procedures and guidelines to support operational processes;
  • At least 10 years professional experience in relevant areas.
  • Previous coordination and management experience (Field, Project, Admin, business development)
  • Proven representational experience
  • Excellent Knowledge of English (oral and written);
  • Effective communication, analytical and problem solving skills
  • Strong interpersonal and intercultural skills
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment and in a multidisciplinary teamwork.
  • Ability to work under high pressure, in a flexible way
  • Ability to work in a context with strict security measures
  • Strong writing and reporting skills

 DESIRABLE:

  • Experience in international development and social policy;
  • Masters degree in a relevant subject
  • Knowledge of Kiswahili
  • Sense of humour
  • Proficiency in French, Portuguese, and/or Spanish.

 D.     Reporting Arrangements

 Reports to Head of Kenya Office.  This position will work closely with all members of the company, particularly social policy management information system team who are based in Nairobi, but also with those based in the UK office. Responsible for line management currently of Administrative Assistants, with responsibilities increasing as the office expands.

 

E.     Specifics

This role will be based in the Kenya Office, in Lavington, Nairobi, but there will be some international travel required, up to 6 weeks per year

 

 F.     Salary Range

 The successful candidate will receive an attractive remuneration package, including medical insurance, company pension scheme,  group life insurance and will be eligible to be part of the company bonus scheme.

 

HOW TO APPLY 

We invite interested candidates who meet the requirements to email their applications to recruitment@developmentpathways.co.uk

 Applications should include:

  1. A one-page letter explaining why you are applying for this position, and how your recent relevant experience and skills meet the requirements for this position;
  2. A detailed Curriculum Vitae (maximum of two pages) specifying your qualifications, education and relevant work experience;
  3. Names, email addresses and day-time contact numbers for two referees.

The closing date is 5pm GMT on the 21st  of February 2018. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and a successful candidate may be selected prior to the closing date. 

Due to the high number of applications expected, unfortunately, only successful candidates 

 

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Senior Systems Analyst

Position: Senior Systems Analyst

Contract: Permanent position

Reporting to: Senior Management Information Systems Specialist

Location of Work: Based in the Development Pathways’ office in Nairobi, Kenya, or Development Pathways London Office with international Travel of up to 3 months per year

 

A.    Background

Development Pathways is an international consultancy organisation providing expert advice to clients in areas including: social protection, social development, gender, livelihoods, financial inclusion and management information systems. We are committed to innovative, progressive and evidence-based social policy and aim to influence international debates on social policy through our website and participation in international fora. We combine country-specific social and political analysis with lessons learnt from extensive international experience to ensure that policies and programmes are robust and benefit the most vulnerable, including: children, women, older persons and persons with disabilities.

Development Pathways has worked extensively across Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean, delivering on high quality consultancy assignments for a variety of multilateral institutions such as the World Bank, Asian Development Bank (ADB), International Labour Organisation (ILO), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), World Food Programme (WFP), and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP); bilateral donors such as the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT); and international NGOs such as Save the Children, Action Against Hunger, and HelpAge International.

 Development Pathways currently has 22 permanent staff across the two offices, working alongside a large global network of trusted consultants. Our offices are located in Orpington, UK and Nairobi, Kenya. Our work in management information systems is run out of the Kenya office. As an employer, we put our staff first and are committed to flexible working practices and developing our staff’s professional capabilities. For more information about our organisation, please visit www.developmentpathways.co.uk.

 This position will be based in either our Kenya or UK Office and will be part of Development Pathways growing team of internal consultants focusing on upstream activities of analysis and design of social policy management information systems for several international clients. The Senior Systems Analyst will primarily focus on the remit of translating the high-level requirements into detailed system requirements which will describe Social Policy MIS business processes into processes maps, use case diagrams, entity relationship diagrams and data flow diagrams; document system interfaces (User Experience – UX and User Interface – UI) and develop data models.  Much of the work will be delivered from the Development Pathways’ Nairobi or London offices but will involve international travel.

The successful applicant will not only have strong technical expertise but must be able to engage effectively with a wide range of clients, including Government and development partners across Asia and Africa. S/he must also be capable of working in a team while also have the capacity to provide leadership of teams.

Any applicants wishing to be based in the UK must have existing rights to work in the UK.

 

B.     Purpose

To play an important role in the growth of Development Pathways by working with Senior Management information System Specialists, support engineers and other developers to: strengthen our reputation as leading specialists in the fields of management information system in social protection, social and economic development and broader social policy; research on the latest trends on software development, building new and enhancing existing social policy management information systems and providing technical advice to projects.

C.     Responsibilities

The Senior Systems Analyst will be part of MIS leadership team responsible for the following roles and responsibilities:

  1. Provide technical leadership and quality control over the development and implementation of the social policy MISs;
  2. Scope out high level functional and technical requirements and leading in the development of system analysis and design specifications for social policy MISs;
  3. Responsible for ensuring stakeholders are aligned with and aware of the strategy, vision, capability and constraints of the Social Protection MIS platform and operating model;
  4. Translate the high-level requirements into detailed system requirements which will describe Social Protection MIS business processes into low level processes maps, use case diagrams and data flow diagrams;
  5. Production of wireframes, user interface specifications, creating visual prototypes, and ensuring the Social Protection MIS outputs have the user experience in mind;
  6. Documentation of the database design, data models, entity relationship diagrams;
  7. Communication of functional design and quality criteria to the development team;
  8. Focal point for queries / issues related to system functionality through all phases of the MIS project design and implementation;
  9. Support the Systems Developers to design and implement the appropriate architecture and development framework to meet the requirements;
  10. Post implementation review of the project with stakeholders and support the client in determining future MIS development options.
  11. Provide consultancy inputs on assignments contracted by Development Pathways: some will require overseas travel while others will be desk based;
  12. Mentor other software developers and junior system analysts in the Company, by building on their technical skills in systems analysis and design;
  13. Research on the latest technological frameworks for software development and develop appropriate and cost-effective plans for migrating legacy MISs, built by Development Pathways; and

 D.    Person Specifications

 The Senior Systems Analyst must have the following qualifications, skills and competencies:

 Essential

  • A degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Information Science or related degree. A Master’s Degree in Computer-related field is preferable;
  • A minimum of 10 years of technology experience working in ICT industry with at least 5 years’ hands-on expertise managing projects with strong Information and Communication Technology (ICT) component;
  • 5 years of experience in user interface and user experience design as well as experience with relevant tools, such as Adobe Experience Design, Macaw, Axure RP, and Balsamiq;
  • Strong experience in conducting business process reviews, functional gaps and overlaps in the programs, particularly for integrated programs;
  • Good interpersonal and time management skills;
  • Effective communication, negotiation and relationship-building skills;
  • Extensive knowledge of data processing, hardware platforms, and enterprise software applications;
  • Technical experience with systems networking, databases, Web development, and user support;
  • Good background in Data Base design especially relational database management systems such as Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, MYSQL, etc.;
  • Background in fourth generational programming languages such as Java, Microsoft Visual Studio.NET, Visual Basic, PHP, Borland Delphi etc.;
  • Sound knowledge of MISs or other relevant information systems; and
  • Fluent in English.

Desirable

  • International work experience in developing countries conducting similar work is an advantage; and
  • Proficiency in French, Portuguese and/or Spanish.

 

 E.     Salary Range

The successful candidate will receive a competitive remuneration package, including private medical insurance, company pension scheme and will be eligible to be part of the company bonus scheme.

 

HOW TO APPLY 

We invite interested candidates who meet the requirements to email their applications to recruitment@developmentpathways.co.uk

Applications should include:

  1. A one-page letter explaining why you are applying for this position, and how your recent relevant experience and skills meet the requirements for this position;
  2. A detailed Curriculum Vitae (maximum of two pages) specifying your qualifications, education and relevant work experience;
  3. Names, email addresses and day-time contact numbers for two referees.
  4. In addition, please provide your current salary and your expected salary for this post.

The closing date is 5pm GMT on the 21st of February 2018. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and a successful candidate may be selected prior to the closing date. 

Due to the high number of applications expected, unfortunately, only successful candidates will be contacted.

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Business Development Officer

Position: Business Development Office

Contract: Permanent position

Reporting to: Business Development Manager

Location of Work: Development Pathways London Office in Orpington, with international travel of up to 3 months per year.

Salary: £22,000 to 25,0000

 

A. Background

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a dynamic and enthusiastic individual, with an interest in international development, to help strengthen our Business Development Team. You will join a friendly team in our UK head office, which is committed to transforming social policies to ensure that the world’s most vulnerable people are not forgotten.

Founded in November 2010, Development Pathways has grown rapidly into an internationally respected consultancy business, providing expert advice to clients in areas including: social protection, social development, gender, livelihoods, financial inclusion and management information systems.

In the past seven years, we have worked in a range of countries across East and Southern Africa, Asia and the Pacific; and for a range of clients including Australian Aid, DFID, UNICEF, WFP, HelpAge International and Save the Children.

You will be joining us at a very exciting time as look to expand our thematic scope of work and strengthen our regional hub(s) in Kenya and Uganda. 

The position will pay a basic salary, alongside other benefits such as pension contributions. Depending on performance, targets and the overall profitability of the company, you will also be rewarded with bonuses. Finally, we offer flexible working practices and encourage our staff to participation in professional learning and development.

 

B. Purpose

The Business Development Officer will support the Business Development team in securing new business and, developing and nurturing ongoing relationships with existing and new consultants within our network and prospective clients of strategic importance to the organisation.  The successful candidate will conduct weekly searches and support identification and resourcing of candidates for tender opportunities and will be building our consultant network.  The Business Development Officer will also further develop and maintain the consultants’ database.

 

C. Responsibilities

The responsibilities of the Business Development Officer will cover the following areas with responsibilities growing as capacity develops:

1.Relationship Building

  • Developing a pipeline of consultants for existing and upcoming opportunities;
  • Build strong relationships with existing consultant network;
  • Supporting/ advising consultants/associates during the bidding process;
  • Manage and update the consultant list, CV library and bidding list;
  • Develop an Associate Tracker, in order to remain engaged with the Associates’ current work, availability, level of involvement in the Development Pathways’ projects etc;
  • Develop and maintain a consultant database;
  • Liaise with the Project Management Team in the development of budgets for projects.

 2.Marketing and Communications

  • Assist with social media management (e.g. updating twitter, retweeting, etc.)
  • Support in the coordination of Communications support on the company website, including coordination of newsletters, news stories, blogs and Pathways’ Perspectives (Development Pathways’ publications) as required;
  • Developing corporate materials for business promotion and portfolio building;
  • Providing support across the company, as required, in areas of logistics, communications, event management, etc.

 3.Opportunity and Bid Management

  • Undertaking background research to contextualise upcoming opportunities and projects;
  • Undertaking research on competitors/partners;
  • Support weekly procurement searches, and record and circulate opportunities list;
  • Support analyses on prospective opportunities, in order to scope out relevant information to share with Business Development Manager as required;
  • Support on EOI/Proposal writing (with assistance from Business Development Manager and Technical Team), including development of bid plans, consolidating inputs into a proposal shell, and final submission;
  • Lead an assembly of a prospective team by liaising with consultants, sharing relevant information, and acquiring details on actual fee rates, availability and CV/technical profile;
  • CV formatting and updating;
  • Where needed, provide administrative support, including CV formatting and tracking budgets.  The BDO will also be expected to provide support across the company, as required, in areas of logistics, communications and events management, etc.

 D. Person Specifications

 Essential

  • A relevant university degree;
  • 2-years of experience in business development;
  • Ability to communicate effectively and appropriately with a variety of people whilst maintaining professionalism;
  • Strong administrative skills;
  • Experience in operating MS Excel, Word and Powerpoint and an ability to operate project management software and CRM databases;
  • Excellent organisational skills and prioritization skills, including ability to work effectively to deadlines;
  • Strong writing and numerical skills;
  • A commitment to continuing improvement and learning.

 Desirable

  • Knowledge of Sharepoint;
  • Experience in establishing close working relationships with donors and consortia;
  • Knowledge of donor requirements, e.g. DFID, DFAT, EU.

How to Apply

We invite interested candidates who meet the above requirements to email their applications to: http://bit.ly/2Dy30Mz

Applications should include:

  • A one-page cover letter explaining why you are applying for this position, and how your experience and skills meet the requirements for this position of Business Development Officer;
  • A detailed Curriculum Vitae (maximum 2 pages, specifying your qualifications, education and relevant work experience;
  • Names, addresses and email addresses of two referees;
  • Proof that you have the right to live and work in the United Kingdom, e.g. copy of your passport.

The closing date is Monday, 12th  February 2018 at 17.00