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Africa’s Voices Group Facilitator (Swahili) NGO Jobs

Position Title:** Swahili Speaking Listening Group Facilitator (2 positions)

Position Type: Consultancy contract

Duration: 2 months

Application deadline: 4th February 2021, 5.00 pm, East Africa Time (EAT)

Location: Kilifi County, Kenya

Languages: Swahili and English

Daily Rate: USD 30 per day (7.5 hours per day)

Start Date: March 2021

Background

AVF is a fast-growing organisation, capitalizing on interactive media and digital communications to curate and spark engaging discussions that convene citizens’ voices as evidence and elevate them to the level of decision-making.

Spun out of cutting-edge research at the University of Cambridge in 2015, we have an established presence in East Africa and beyond with a vibrant growing core team in Nairobi. Our clients include UNDP, UNICEF, the European Union, ICRAF, Somalia Stability Fund, and the MasterCard Foundation. For more details about AVF click here.

Responsibilities:

  • Guide and control the group discussion to ensure that:
  • There is effective participation.
  • Participants achieve a mutual understanding.
  • Their contributions are considered and included in the ideas, solutions or decisions that emerge.
  • Participants take shared responsibility for the outcome.
  • Mobilize weekly listening group participants using the AVF set criteria
  • Identify venues for listening groups to take place
  • Implement listening groups during radio shows, once a week for seven weeks
  • Document attendance at listening groups i.e. sign attendance lists and take photos of the lists for accounting purposes.
  • Ensure listening group participants receive their snacks and transport and sign to that effect
  • Capture all the additional data as required by AVF in the data sheet provided for each listening group
  • Perform any other related project tasks as guided by the

Selection Criteria:

Essential

  • Diploma or Undergraduate degree in a relevant social science discipline (such as sociology, political science, international development, public health, social psychology)
  • Understand the desired outcome, and the background and context of the Listening Group discussions
  • Extremely high attention to detail
  • Ability to learn quickly and actively, seeking to continuously improve skills and knowledge
  • Proven ability to perform tasks for tight deadlines and under pressure
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and Swahili

Desirable

  • Experience in designing and planning discussions, and selecting tools that best help the group’s progress towards that outcome
  • Experience in conducting follow up to ensure that outcomes, actions and questions are properly recorded and actioned, and appropriately dealt with afterwards
  • Experience in survey/questionnaire design

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