Grassroots Organizations Operating Together in Sisterhood (GROOTS) Nairobi, Kenya
Professional Background: Fran is a social anthropologist by training (PhD). During her career she has worked in the field of international development as a researcher, programme manager and Monitoring and Evaluation specialist. She has worked for, or in partnership with, intergovernmental organizations and NGOs in Central and Eastern Europe and Africa.
Project Partner: GROOTS (Grassroots Organizations Operating Together in Sisterhood) Kenya works to shift the perception of the role of grassroots women in rural and urban poor communities from vulnerable victimized recipients of goods and services to empowered and effective leaders mastering their own development.
Over the last 20 years, GROOTS Kenya has grown to a movement bringing together over 2,500 women-led self-help groups and community-based organizations in 14 out of the 47 counties in Kenya. Its administrative office is located in Nairobi.
GROOTS Kenya works in four programme areas namely: 1) Women Leadership and Governance, 2) Women and Property, 3) Community Responses to HIV and AIDS and 4) Community Resilience to Disasters and Climate Change.
Assignment period: 15.10.2017 – 15.10.2019
Overall Objective of Assignment: The overall objective of the assignment is to strengthen the capacity of GROOTS Kenya on advanced Monitoring and Evaluation, resource mobilization and documentation.
Expected results (sample):
Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E)
- M&E framework for the organization’s strategic plan (2016-20) operationalized, with a participatory role of the organized grassroots women movement in its implementation
- Integrated M&E system developed
- GROOTS Kenya staff and grassroots women-led advocacy teams knowledgeable about M&E concepts and methods
- Proposals to attract donor and private funding to support GROOTS Kenya’s work developed
- Internal reporting templates and existing project documentation improved
- GROOTS Kenya staff able to write effective reports
Rescue Dada, Advisor for Monitoring, Evaluation and Programming for Social Work in Nairobi, Kenya
Professional Background: Martina is a professional Social worker and Social pedagogue, with a Masters in Evaluation (M.Eval) focusing development cooperation. She has working experience in the fields of (international) youth social work, project management, monitoring and evaluation as well as in cooperating with German and southern NGOs /CBOs.
Project Partner: Rescue Dada Centre (“Girl Child Rescue Centre” in Kiswahili) is a Charitable Children’s Institute (CCI) based in Kenya. It works to promote the rights of street children, with a specific focus on street girls. RDC has been operational since 1992 and has become an experienced, registered CCI with the capacity to rescue and rehabilitate 70 street girls every year, before reintegrating them in family-based care.
Assignment period: 21.04.2017 – 20.04.2019
Overall Objective of the Assignment: To contribute to increased livelihood security of rehabilitated / former street girls and economically vulnerable families, through residential rehabilitation and family empowerment activities.
- Results-based M&E system is functional and guiding Rescue Dada’s work.
- Technical staff has improved capacities in project management and programme and activity implementation.
- Rescue Dada Management sustainable resource mobilization strategy and implementation improved.
- Rescue Dada Management capacities in developing and implementation its strategic plan improved.
Mukuru Promotion Centre, Nairobi Kenya
Professional Background: Rainhard has Master in Mechanics and worked several years as a professional Mechanic in East Africa some years back. His current assignment at Mukuru Promotion Centre (MPC) is as Technical advisor to advise and train the selected staff members/counterparts for repair and maintenance of MPC buildings and facilities.
Project Partner: Mukuru Promotion Centre (MPC) is a church based charitable organization that was established by the Sisters of Mercy in 1985. Since its inception MPC has expanded a great deal and now operates several projects that focus on the key areas: education, health, social rehabilitation and vocational training. The Mukuru slum lies within Nairobi’s industrial area with an estimated population of 600.000 people. The overall goal of MPC is to enable Mukuru community to attain sustainable and holistic human development and self-reliance.
Assignment period: 01/03/2016 – 28/02/2018
Overall Objective of Assignment: To contribute to improvement works, repairs works and maintainance of MPC buildings and facilities for the benefit of Mukuru Community.
- Maintainance and repais schedules prepared.
- Sufficient water supply in all departments ensured.
- Construction work supervised.
- Materials required for major and minor repairs procured.
- Train, coordinate and supervise staff in improvement works, general repairs and maintenance.
Mathare Children Fund Panairobi, Nairobi Kenya
Professional Background: Britta Studied “Betriebswirtschaftslehre”, Degree “Diplom - Kauffrau”, Major in International Management, Qualification as Savings Bank Officer (Sparkassenkauffrau), IKEA Change Management Training, Krauthammer “Value added Sales”, Media Training Various trainings in: Team Development, Leadership, Communication and Sales Psychology.
Project Partner: Mathari Children's Fund Panairobi (MCFP) was established in 1999 as a Community Based Organization and is currently being registered as a Trust. It is situated within Mathare Slums on the outskirts of Nairobi.
Assignment period: 01/12/2014 – 28/11/2019
Overall Objective of Assignment: The overall goal of MCFP is at building Orphans and Vulnerable Children’s (OVC) capacity through education and child development support services with the view of making the child productive, responsible and an empowered citizen.
- Creating a platform where the children and their parents / guardians are able to access social services – food / nutrition, education, health shelter and social support.
- Strengthen the legal, and policy framework for protecting the rights of OVC.
- Strengthen the framework for monitoring and coordinating interventions that support and protect the rights of OVC.