Technical Advisor

Vacancy: Technical Adviser (Leave No Girl Behind, LNGB) Location: Isiolo, Kenya About us CMMB is a global non-governmental, humanitarian and development organization with a special focus on making healthcare available to all. The Leave No Girl Behind (LNGB) is a project under the Girls’ Education Challenge (GEC) of the United Kingdom Department for International Development. This initiative aims to support the hardest to reach, highly marginalized out-of-school adolescent girls aged between 10 and 19 years in Isiolo, Marsabit and Garissa to gain basic literacy, numeracy and other relevant skills. CMMB will work with the Ministry of Education’s Council of Nomadic Education, County Education Boards and Gender Departments to help these girls achieve foundational-to-fluent literacy, numeracy and life skills thus improving their learning opportunities in order to realize their full potential and transform their future. The Position CMMB is recruiting for the position of Technical Adviser to be based in the field (either Garissa, Isiolo or Marsabit) for an anticipated award under the DfID-funded LNGB solicitation. The position will report to the Project Manager LNGB. As Technical Adviser (LNGB), your primary function will be to ensure high technical standards for all project deliverables under the LNGB project as awarded. This will require provision of technical advice and guidance to county-based team member as well as other stakeholders the project engages with. In addition, you will provide technical summaries and briefings for the Project Manager as required to national-level engagements. Duties & Responsibilities ▪ Remain up-to-date on all relevant Ministry of Education policies and guidance regarding pastoralist education, especially about girls. ▪ Provide technical guidance and implementation support to all project teams. ▪ Provide technical review of all project reporting and other external documents. ▪ Work with county-level stakeholder (including Ministry of Education representatives of the Nomadic Education Council) to ensure the LNGB project’s implementation is in support of government policies and plans. ▪ Work with local advocacy and legal organisations to promote girls’ rights (both regarding education and more broadly). Qualifications and Experience: • Bachelors degree in education or related field. • Five or more years’ experience in the education, gender and/or pastoralist sectors • Five or more years’ prior experience working in the field with an international NGO. • Three or more years’ experience a technical advisory role. • Experience working with children and youth programs that promote livelihoods. • Demonstrated record that reflects high ethical standards and a strong result-driven work ethic. • Good communicator with experience in coaching and negotiation skills. • Demonstrated experience earning the trust of others and fostering collaborative relationships. • As both a listener and leader, models teamwork behaviour and team building skills. Terms of offer We strive to live out our core values of collaboration, love, excellence and respect every day. We provide our employees with a competitive salary and a meaningful benefits package, with opportunities to learn and grow. We especially encourage all persons of diverse backgrounds to apply. How to apply Interested applicants should submit their application together with resume/CV to indicating position applied for on the subject line by 30th June 2017. Include telephone and email contacts of 3 references and your daytime telephone/cellphone contact. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. To learn more about us, visit our website at

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