Kikuyu Speaking Listening Group Facilitator (2 positions)

Africa’s Voices is a growing organisation seeking talented professionals. In particular, we are always on the look out for social scientists with excellent data science skills.

Position Title: Kikuyu 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: Kiambu County, Kenya 

Languages: Kikuyu 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.

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.

Selection Criteria: 

Essential 

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

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 

To  apply, please send your CV and a supporting cover letter to careers@africasvoices.org, by 5pm, East Africa Time (EAT) on 4th February 2021.