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
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.
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
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
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