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  • Nova Academies - Recruiting Receptionists and Human Resource Associates - Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 26th August, 2016
  • Nova Academies Teaching Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 26th August, 2016
  • RTI - International NGO - Recruiting Administrative Assistants and Drivers - NGO Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 5th August, 2016
  • DAI KIWASH Project Drivers Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 1st August, 2016
  • Danish Embassy Jobs in Kenya - Recruiting Administrative Officers/Receptionists - Apply by 29th July, 2016
  • IAT Office Assistants Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 29th July, 2016
  • Kenya Re Jobs in Kenya (Recruiting Accounts Assistants & Various Officers and Manager Positions) - Apply by 29th July, 2016
  • LSK Front Office Personnel & Receptionists Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 29th July, 2016
  • East African Community Jobs - Recruiting Accountants, Budget Officers & Customs Officers - Apply by 15th August 2016
  • European Union Jobs in Nairobi, Kenya - Recruiting Logistics Assistants - ECHO Regional Office - Apply by 5th August, 2016
  • Cytonn Jobs in Kenya (Massive Recruitment - Various Jobs Positions Available for Young Professionals) - Apply by 29th July, 2016
  • Nairobi Waldorf Schools Upper Grade Class Teacher - Teaching Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 31st August 2016
  • 2016 Undergraduate and Postgraduate Scholarships for Kenyan Students
  • African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) - Announcement for PhD Fellowships 2016/2017 - Apply by August 15, 2016
  • Aga Khan Foundation Project Manager (Youth Social and Economic Programming) Job in Nairobi Kenya - Apply by 3rd August, 2016
  • Baringo County Assembly Audit Committee Membership Vacancies in Kenya - Apply by 8th August, 2016
  • Kiambu County Internal Audit Committee Membership Vacancies in Kenya - Apply by 12th August, 2016
  • Vihiga County Assembly Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 8th August, 2016
  • Hand in Hand Eastern Africa Fundraising Manager and ICT Officer Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 5th August, 2016
  • Cellulant Engagement Manager (Digital Banking) Job in Nairobi, Kenya - Apply by 5th August, 2016
  • Center for Victims of Torture Psychotherapist / Trainer Job in Nairobi Kenya - Apply by 9th August, 2016
  • USAID KIWASH Project Household Nutrition and WASH Manager Job in Kisumu Kenya - Apply by 9th August, 2016
  • Trócaire Jobs in Meru, Kenya- Apply by 3rd August, 2016
  • Program Assistant, G-4 (Nairobi),Kenya - Apply by 6th August, 2016
  • Quality Assurance (QA) and Knowledge Manager - Apply by 14th August, 2016
  • Regional Security Officer - National Position - Apply by , 2016
  • Nova Academies Jobs in Kenya- Apply by 26th August, 2016
  • Commercial Bank of Africa Product Development Manager Job in Kenya - Apply by 1st August, 2016
  • AVU Jos in Kenya - Apply by 5th August, 2016
  • iHub Kenya Chief Executive Officer Job Re-Advertisement - Apply by 27th August, 2016
  • FIDA Kenya Legal Counsel Job in Kisumu - Apply by 19th August, 2016
  • Sanergy Project Manager (Future Initiatives) Job in Kenya - Apply by 1st August, 2016
  • Food & Cash Assistance Manager - Apply by 8th August, 2016
  • Programme Development and Assessment Manager – Horn of Africa - Apply by 1st August, 2016
  • Business Systems Analyst Job in Nairobi Kenya - Apply by 9th August, 2016
  • HIAS Refugee Trust of Kenya Jobs in Nairobi- Apply by 4th August, 2016
  • Site Engineers, Site Supervisor and Plant Mechanics Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 29th July, 2016
  • Kenya Nut Company Livestock Manager (Morendat Beef) Job Vacancy - Apply by 15th August, 2016
  • Salvation Army Field Cluster Coordinator (KISC-WASH Project) Job in Kitui County, Kenya - Apply by 5th August, 2016
  • Plan International Consultancy for Development of Peer Educator Training Curriculum and Training Guidelines or Various Project Cohorts under the Young Health Programme - Apply by 22nd August, 2016
  • SMEP Microfinance Bank Jobs in Kenya- Apply by 3rd August, 2016
  • Security Officer and Deputy Security Officer Jobs at the Great Lakes University of Kisumu - Apply by 5th August, 2016
  • Kehl Design Limited WordPress Developer Job in Nairobi, Kenya - Apply by 25th August, 2016
  • KCCB General Secretariat Monitoring and Evaluation Job in Kenya - Commission for Education and Religious Education - Apply by 8th August, 2016
  • Lokamarinyang Irrigation Project Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 5th August, 2016
  • AAHI Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 31st July, 2016
  • SNAP Consortium Manager Job in Nairobi/Hargeisa- SCI/SOM/25/16 - Apply by 8th August, 2016 Consultant – Development of the Training Companion,(Nairobi)
  • Consultant – Development of the Training Companion,(Nairobi) - Apply by 8th August, 2016
  • Speechwriter/Communication Officer,(Nairobi) - Apply by 1st August, 2016
  • Adeso Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 9th August, 2016
  • Nutritionist Based in Nairobi (with frequent travel to Field) - Apply by 31st December, 2016
  • Chief of Party -Nairobi Kenya- Apply by 1st September, 2016
  • Program Associate in Kenya - Apply by 31st July, 2016
  • Clearinghouse Analyst in Nairobi Kenya - Apply by 1st August, 2016
  • International Rescue Committee Jobs in Nairobi Kenya - Apply by 7th August, 2016
  • KOMAZA Jobs Kilifi Kenya - Apply by 14th August, 2016
  • StarTimes Media AR Research Manager Job in Kenya - Apply by 25th August, 2016
  • Payroll Officer Job in Kenya - Apply by 25th August, 2016
  • Terre des hommes Foundation Child Protection Project Coordinator Job in Dadaab Kenya - Apply by 25th August, 2016
  • Wananchi Group Customer Service Representative (High Value Section) Job in Kenya - Apply by 29th July, 2016
  • Tausi Assurance Company Risk & Compliance Officer Job in Kenya - Apply by 12th August, 2016
  • Sanergy IT Help Desk Technician Job in Kenya - Apply by 29th August, 2016
  • Norwegian Refugee Council Jobs in Dadaab, Kenya- Apply by 6th August, 2016
  • Temporary Procurement Assistant Job in Nairobi Kenya - Apply by 28th July, 2016
  • Terms of reference - Analysis of the characterization, inventory and monitoring (CIM) tool’s data - Apply by 14th August, 2016
  • Kenya Field Manager Job in Kisumu Kenya - Apply by 5th August, 2016
  • Project Coordinator, East Africa in Nairobi Kenya - Apply by 20th August, 2016
  • Senior Integrity Officer Job in Nairobi Kenya - Apply by 3rd August, 2016
  • Consultancy Job in Nairobi Kenya - Review of IPPF’s Africa Region Reproductive Health Commodity Strategy - Apply by 29th July, 2016
  • Field Assistant - Gender Job in Kenya - Apply by 31st July, 2016
  • Director – Kenya Commercial Forestry Programme – Gatsby Africa - Apply by 14th August, 2016
  • Temporary Procurement Assistant Job in Kenya - Apply by 28th July, 2016
  • Female Community Outreach Worker Job in Nairobi Kenya - Apply by 4th August, 2016
  • Arid Lands Development Focus (ALDEF) Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 31st July, 2016
  • Transformative Health Project Officers (5 positions) Job in Nairobi Kenya - Apply by 19th August, 2016
  • Program Officer Job in Turkana Kenya- PEACE III Program - Apply by 3rd August, 2016
  • WASH COORDINATOR, Cluster Office-Eastern and Southern Africa - Apply by 31st July, 2016
  • Livelihoods Assistant (Micro Enterprise Development - Apply by 1st August, 2016
  • Procurement & Logistics Assistant - Apply by 8th August, 2016
  • Management Coordinator - SCI/SOM/23/16 - Apply by 30th July, 2016
  • Information Communication Technology (ICT) Assistant Job in Nairobi Kenya - Apply by 1st August, 2016
  • National Level Partner HSNP Advocacy Job in Kenya - Apply by 31st July, 2016
  • Administrative Assistant - Youth and Gender - Apply by 31st July, 2016
  • Great Lakes University of Kisumu Deputy Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Job in Kenya - Apply by 31st August, 2016
  • HelpAge International National Level Partner HSNP Advocacy in Kenya - Apply by 31st July, 2016
  • M-KOPA Solar Jobs in Nairobi, Kenya - Apply by , 2016
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  • De La Rue Quality Assurance Leader Job in Nairobi, Kenya - Apply by 4th August, 2016
  • ICRHK Receptionist Job in Kenya - Apply by 29th July, 2016
  • PAC University Senior Business Lecturer, Lecturer, Admin Assistant and Library Assistant Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 5th August, 2016
  • Deputy Chief of Party Job in Kenya - Apply by 22nd September, 2016
  • Chief of Party Job in Kenya - Apply by 22nd September, 2016
  • Catholic Mission Board Jobs in South Sudan, Kenya, Haiti - Apply by 31st December, 2016
  • Save the Children Regional Procurement Officer Job in Nairobi Kenya - Apply by 2nd August, 2016
  • KCB Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 29th July, 2016
  • The Kenya Girl Guides Association (KGGA) Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 1st August, 2016
  • IPA NGO Jobs in Meru, Kenya- Apply by 31st July, 2016
  • Kisii University Registrar (Administration) and Legal Officer Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 5th August, 2016
  • Gumbo & Associates Shared Services Manager, Accountant and Senior Associate Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 7th August, 2016
  • Muthaiga Country Club Secretary Job in Nairobi Kenya - Apply by 5th August, 2016
  • Gertrude’s Children’s Hospital Chief Executive Officer Job in Nairobi Kenya - Apply by 5th August, 2016
  • Youth Enterprise Development Fund Jobs in Kenya- Apply by 12th August, 2016
  • Kenya Re Research and Development Manager Job Re-Advertisement - Apply by 5th August, 2016
  • KCA University Principal (KCAU Town Campus) Job in Kenya - Apply by 29th July, 2016
  • Hoggers Limited Assistant Brand Manager Job in Kenya - Apply by 20th August, 2016
  • Steers Security Guard Job in Kenya - Apply by 1st August, 2016
  • Director General Job in Kenya - Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development - Apply by 9th September, 2016
  • Kenyatta University Jobs in Kenya- Apply by 3rd August, 2016
  • Kaimosi Friends University College Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 29th July, 2016
  • International Medical Corps Nutritionist Job in Garissa County, Kenya - Apply by 29th July, 2016
  • Wananchi Group Cable Sales Team Leader Job in Mombasa Kenya - Apply by 31st July, 2016
  • AIC Kijabe Hospital Biomedical Engineering Assistant Manager Job in Kenya - Apply by 3rd August, 2016
  • Great Lakes University of Kisumu Senior Library Assistant and Library Assistant Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 29th July, 2016
  • Homa Hills Community Development Organisation Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 28th July, 2016
  • Consolidated Bank Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 5th August, 2016
  • AFRAA Clerk of Works Job in Nairobi, Kenya - Apply by 29th July, 2016
  • ADS North Rift Region Field Officer Job in Kenya - Apply by 29th July, 2016
  • Finance and Investments Manager Job at The Kenya Girl Guides Association (KGGA) - Apply by 28th July, 2016
  • Executive Officer Job at The Kenya Girl Guides Association (KGGA) - Apply by 28th July, 2016
  • HR & Administration Assistant Job in Kenya - Apply by 20th July, 2016
  • Learning Advisor Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 29th July, 2016
  • Oasis Specialist Hospital Receptionist, Pharmaceutical Technologist and Accounts Intern Jobs in Kisii, Kenya - Apply by 29th July, 2016
  • St. Luke’s Nursing School Principal Tutor Job in Kenya - Apply by 3rd August, 2016
  • Jomo Kenyatta Foundation Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 4th August, 2016
  • Cimbria East Africa Fitter / Welder Job in Nairobi, Kenya - Apply by 29th July, 2016
  • Jumia Field Sales Agent Recruiters Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 18th August, 2016
  • Mercy Corps Program Officer for the Peace III Program Job in Lodwar, Kenya - Apply by 3rd August, 2016
  • Kisumu County Government Jobs - Apply by 19th August, 2016
  • Senior Lecturers, Senior Accountant and Systems Administrator Jobs at Kiriri Women’s University of Science of Science and Technology - Apply by 3rd August, 2016
  • Kenya Veterinary Board (KVB) Chief Executive Officer Job Re-Advertisement in Nairobi - Apply by 15th August, 2016
  • Ol Pejeta Conservancy Plant Operator Job in Kenya - Apply by 29th July, 2016
  • KIM Business Development Executives (SME Solution Center) Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 29th July, 2016
  • Caritas Mararal Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 29th July, 2016
  • Temporary Driver Job Vacancy at The National Democratic Institute, Kenya - Apply by 18th July, 2016
  • KETRACO Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 5th August, 2016
  • Head of Production Department Career in Rwanda - Apply by 18th July, 2016
  • Family Media Camera Person Job in Kenya - Apply by 29th July, 2016
  • Pathfinder International Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 30th July, 2016
  • Catholic Health Commission Project Assistant Job in Kenya - Apply by 29th July, 2016
  • Telkom Kenya Procurement Category Manager Job Vacancy - Apply by 3rd August, 2016
  • WFP Logistics Assistant Job in Hargeisa, Somalia - Apply by 1st August, 2016
  • Tana Water Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 29th July, 2016
  • KUCCPS Placement and Career Services Officer Job in Kenya - Apply by 29th July, 2016
  • Project Support unit International intern-DDR - Apply by 29th July, 2016
  • Project Manager, Youth Social and Economic Programing - Apply by 3rd August, 2016
  • KICC Corporation Secretary Job in Kenya - Apply by 29th July, 2016
  • M-KOPA Solar Data Analyst (Sales) Job in Nairobi, Kenya - Apply by 7th August, 2016
  • Innovations for Poverty Action Data Associate Job in Nairobi or Kisumu - Apply by 31st July, 2016
  • Telkom Kenya Senior Business Analyst (Carrier Services Division) Job in Nairobi Kenya - Apply by 28th July, 2016
  • AGRA Chief Financial Officer NGO Job in Kenya - Apply by 18th August, 2016
  • User Interface/User Experience Design Intern - Apply by 29th July , 2016
  • CMT Job in Nairobi Kenya - Apply by 17th August, 2016
  • International Rescue Committee Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 15th August, 2016
  • Telkom Kenya Jobs in Nairobi - Apply by 28th July, 2016
  • Mobius Motors Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 16th August, 2016
  • StarTimes Call Center Quality Monitor Job in Kenya - Apply by 16th August, 2016
  • KCB Forensic Investigator Job in Kenya - Apply by 29th July, 2016
  • Migori County Government Jobs - Apply by 29th July, 2016
  • Field Security Officer - REGAL-IR Job Kenya - Apply by 28th July, 2016
  • Program Manager Job in Nairobi Kenya - New Initiatives, Africa - Apply by 31st July, 2016
  • Georgetown University Zusha! Program Director Job in Nairobi Kenya - Apply by 14th August, 2016
  • M-KOPA Solar Jobs in Nairobi, Kenya - Apply by 7th August, 2016
  • Nairobi City Water and Sewerage Company Jobs in Kenya- Apply by 29th July, 2016
  • UNFPA National Project Professional Personnel (NPPP) - HIV Prevention / Vulnerable Population Job in Nairobi, Kenya - Apply by 29th July, 2016
  • Aga Khan Foundation Human Resources Manager Job in Kenya - Apply by 28th July, 2016
  • WASH Coordinator Job in Kenya - Apply by 29th July, 2016
  • Cascade Institute of Hospitality College Principal Job in Thika Kenya - Apply by 30th July, 2016
  • Mount Olive Sinai Hospital Clinical Officer Job in Ongata Rongai, Kenya - Apply by 12th August, 2016
  • Manager MLIS - Data Innovation, Accountability and Learning Job in Nairobi Kenya - Apply by 12th August, 2016
  • Skills Trainers in Tailoring,Basic Computer Skills, Hair and Beauty Job in Kenya - Apply by 28th July, 2016
  • Fellowship opportunity with Equity Insurance Agency in Nairobi, Kenya - Apply by 10th August, 2016
  • Programme Communications Manager Job in Kenya - Apply by 7th August, 2016
  • Literacy Teacher - English Job - Apply by 28th July, 2016
  • Mobius Motors Supplier Quality Engineer Job in Kenya - Apply by 12th August, 2016
  • Rural Water & Sanitation Company Technical Manager Job in Kenya - Apply by 2nd August, 2016
  • Evidence Action Manager MLIS (Data Innovation, Accountability and Learning) Job in Nairobi, Kenya - Apply by 11th August, 2016
  • Aga Khan University Hospital Senior Legal Officer / Company Secretary and Medical Physicist Jobs in Nairobi Kenya - Apply by 29th July, 2016
  • Heifer International Finance Manager (Africa Programs) NGO Job in Kenya - Apply by 11th August, 2016
  • Uchumi Supermarkets Customer Relationship Coordinator Job in Kenya - Apply by 11th August, 2016
  • GA Insurance ICT Manager Job in Kenya - Apply by 29th July, 2016
  • Junior Illustrator Job in Nairobi, Kenya - Apply by 30th September, 2016
  • PATH Global Security Officer Job in Nairobi, Kenya - Apply by 31st July, 2016
  • Head of the Project Management Unit - Apply by 5th August, 2016
  • StarTimes Media Aftersales Service Technicians Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 8th August, 2016
  • Practical Action Regional Director (Eastern Africa Region) Job in Nairobi, Kenya - Apply by 7th August, 2016
  • International Rescue Committee Medical Officer Job in Hagadera, Kenya - Apply by 8th August, 2016
  • StarTimes Dealer Sales Representatives Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 7th August, 2016
  • Co-operative University College of Kenya Jobs - Apply by 28th July, 2016
  • Strategic Partnerships Senior Manager Job- Apply by 30th September, 2016
  • Global Talent Acquisition Senior Manager Job - Apply by 30th September 2016
  • iHub Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 7th August, 2016
  • Post-Doctoral Fellow - Aging and Development Program Job in Kenya - Apply by 30th September, 2016
  • Global Security Officer Job in Nairobi Kenya - Apply by 31st July, 2016
  • Head of the Project Management Unit Job in Kenya - Apply by 5th August, 2016
  • Lean Solutions Group Sales and Marketing Manager Career in Nairobi Kenya - Apply by 29th July, 2016
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    Food & Cash Assistance Manager

    Purpose of position:

    Provide leadership and management support to the Food and Cash Resources Team so as to ensure that all food Cash and GIK programs are implemented in line with the set standards and objectives. Emphasis will focus on quality food programming, within the framework of resilience.

    The position holder will be the focal point for both internal and external engagements related to food and Cash programming including GIK on behalf of WV in the Somalia program

    The person will spearhead working with partners to implement some of the programs and ensure that the partners progressively have the requisite capacity to meet donor standards

    The incumbent will provide technical support to field-based teams, promote team spirit, a culture of information-sharing and excellence in internal/external coordination.

    Champion sector growth, through active engagement with donors and support offices. Promote a culture of information-sharing and collaboration with cluster mechanisms and strategic partners

    Key Responsibilities:

    Technical Leadership (Food Assistance/Non-Food Assistance):

  • Provide programming and systems support for development and relief food programs, including project design, proposal writing, and budgeting.
  • Provide leadership and technical guidance to Food and Cash Assistance and GIK teams to ensure innovative, accountable and compliant programming;
  • Responsible for ensuring WV meets its contractual agreements for projects in the portfolio, including FLAs, Project Agreements, and MOUs;
  • Identify best-practice and promote its dissemination to improve outcomes for food assistance and non-food assistance programming;
  • Coordinate the development of WV Somalia’s GIK requirements, communicate these to support offices and donors and facilitate their deployment;
  • Identify capacity needs of WV staff members, implementing partners and communities, developing/implementing capacity building plans to support quality, accountable outcomes;
  • Ensure project quality meets the project's objectives and results are fully accomplished and meet expected technical quality standards for WFP,FAO, UNHCR, and Food For Peace
  • Spearhead risk planning and ensure control measures for HEA, WFP, FAO, UNHCR, and Food For Peace; and Food (SR) are in place and in use;

    Programming & Implementation Leadership (Food Assistance/Non Food Assistance)

  • Manage the day-to-day implementation of the Food Resource Programs according to the approved objectives and plan of actions.
  • Monitor budgeted and actual expenditure for all Grants within the unit with the Finance Manager and or relevant Grant Accountants on a monthly basis.
  • Ensure projects end on-time, on-target, within budget, adhering to donor/WV partnership compliance standards WFP, FAO, Food for Peace and UNHCR;
  • Ensure project management, accountability and tracking systems/standards in WV Somalia Operation areas are in place within the program
  • Champion integration of food assistance, non-food assistance, slow-onset and rapid-onset programming with other WV Somalia’s pillars: SomRep, GF and PDU through participation in Integration Committee, joint planning and representation at donor and cluster mechanisms;
  • Provide oversight over project financial issues, including budgeting, budget negotiation, budget tracking and engagement with WFP for liquidations;
  • In close collaboration with the PDQA/SomRep teams, spearhead and/or support donor engagement with multi-laterals, WFP, FAO and UNHCR, fostering good working relationships to ensure quality, timely implementation, develop/sustain donor confidence and promote portfolio growth;
  • Champion sector integration and coordination from design to implementation to promote resilience-enhancing and development goals of WV Somalia;
  • Responsible for overall management and coordination of non-food commodity related projects, including GIK;
  • Ensure acceptable audit performance for the food programs in National, Partnership and Independent (USG A-133) audits.

    Human Resource Management and Capacity Building of WV Staff/Partners

  • Lead in Capacity building of the food team to meet established standards through on-the-job training, workshops, mentoring and any other appropriate methods.
  • Ensure effective people management systems are in place, monitored, and in-use;
  • Ensure there is a clear staff retention and succession plan in place for all staff;
  • Effectively line manage and coach line reports, ensuring a shared vision, team work, effective communication and active engagement in decision-making and management approaches
  • Ensure that professional development of Food Assistance team members by identifying training opportunities, and contributing to their appraisals process, training and mentoring;
  • Strengthen existing performance management mechanisms, ensuring good participation and quality results to promote staff engagement and a culture of excellence;
  • Ensure staff grievances and disciplinary action are addressed in a timely manner in alignment with WV policy;
  • Identify capacity needs of WV staff members, implementing partners and communities, developing/implementing capacity building plans to support quality, accountable outcomes;
  • Orient new staff members and provide skills training that will include international response standards, project management and other relevant matters.

    Monitoring, evaluation and Reporting

  • In collaboration with the Design Evaluation and Monitoring Team, ensure that the Food programs have M&E system and are monitored and evaluated and that operational research contributes to program innovation.
  • Ensure continuous project monitoring and periodic reviews/assessments to ensure quality, compliant and accountable programming: WFP, FAO, UNHCR, Food For Peace
  • Establish and maintain a mechanism for exchange of information and lessons learned;
  • Ensure that recommendations of monitoring and all studies (or surveys) are followed up and implemented
  • Ensure project reports from operation units are compiled and shared with the donors on timely manner
  • Ensure reports are of the good quality and meet donor requirements
  • In collaboration with the communication unit ensure stories are developed to profile resilience programs
  • Ensure evaluation results are shared with relevant partners and effectively used for project redesign

    External and Internal; Engagement and Networking

  • Lead engagement with WFP, FAO., FPMG and support Offices
  • Liaise and meet with donors and other food programming stakeholders for purposes of networking, information sharing and to nurture partnerships.
  • Champion sector growth, networking with donors, Support Offices and other potential partners to increase scope and dollar value of food assistance, cash assistance, HEA and GIK programming;
  • Liaise with relevant ministries, UN Agencies such as FAO, WFP and other stakeholders to ensure that programs are in line with cluster strategies and objectives Support field level managers to engage with state level donor representatives and relevant government entities
  • Strengthen existing WV information-sharing mechanism to promote excellence in coordination with other actors;
  • Participate in key humanitarian meetings, including networking with other humanitarian partners, donor and UN agencies;

    Knowledge, Skills& Competences:

    The following may be acquired through a combination of formal or self-education, prior experience or on-the-job training:

  • Minimum of a Master’s degree in Agricultural sciences or related field from a recognized University. Candidates with a Bachelor’s degree and significant experience in Food, Cash and Resilience programming may also be considered
  • Minimum of 7 years’ experience designing, planning, implementing, supervising and reporting on Food Aid Programming and at least 3 years’ experience in Food and GIK management
  • Preferred: International experience, managing staff from multiple backgrounds and contexts
  • Excellent proposal development skills and familiar with UN,USAID, OFDA grant regulations
  • Must have proven networking and donor engagement skills
  • They must have both an extensive conceptual understanding of and demonstrated practical command for implementing program design, management and evaluation principles:
  • The holder of this position must be a results orientated leader who can manage and satisfy multiple and at times conflicting organizational, donor and other stakeholder demands.
  • He /she must also have solid public relations skills and be a strong team player.
  • He/She must be analytical, innovative and self-managed leader

    How to apply:

    Interested and qualified candidates should log on to Food & Cash Assistance Manager for detailed requirements, qualifications and instructions on how to submit your application.


    Sanergy Project Manager (Future Initiatives) Job in Kenya

    Job Vacancy: Project Manager - Future Initiatives

    Sanergy is an award-winning social venture that builds healthy, prosperous communities by making hygienic sanitation accessible and affordable in Africa’s urban informal settlements.

    Our systems-based approach to solving the sanitation crisis involves five key steps: we build a dense network of franchised micro-entrepreneurs, who operate low-cost, high-quality waterless sanitation facilities – called Fresh Life – as small businesses.

    We provide critical support services – such as access to finance, business analytics, training, and marketing. We collect the waste regularly and safely remove it from the community.

    We convert the waste into valuable by-products, such as organic fertilizer and renewable energy. Finally, we sell the by-products to Kenyan farms under the brand name Farm Star.

    Since November 2011, we have launched nearly 700 Fresh Life Toilets to a network of more than 300 Fresh Life Operators. We have collected and converted over 7,000 tons of waste. At the same time, we have built a team of over 200 people.

    For our work, we have been recognized by Fast Company as one of the 10 Most Innovative Companies in the World Doing Social Good and one of the 10 Most Innovative Companies in Africa.

    Job Purpose Statement: The Project Manager will be responsible for managing the development and testing of products and services for potential incorporation into the Fresh Life portfolio.

    Reports to: Manager, Future Initiatives

    Role & Responsibilities

    Project Management

  • Manage a portfolio of Future Initiatives offerings, moving each through the
  • Future Initiatives process for development and testing.
  • Contribute to the definition of project scope and objectives
  • Develop detailed project plan to monitor progress
  • Ensure that each stage in the Future Initiatives process is completed and documented before advancing the offering to the next stage. The process includes:

    1. Conduct initial research (i.e., technical feasibility, market size, operational feasibility, cost effectiveness, financial viability)

    2. Design product or service

    3. Develop research plan

    4. Implement pilot

    5. Analyze pilot results

    6. Make recommendation regarding operationalization, further testing or termination of offering

  • Engage members of the Future Initiatives team with appropriate areas of expertise for stages outside the specialty of the Project Manager

  • Engage other organizational stakeholders and resources as appropriate

    While each Project Manager on the Future Initiatives team is responsible for projects from start to finish, each Project Manager brings expertise in one step in the Future Initiatives process.

    The Project Manager will provide support for Future Initiatives team members in at least one of the following:

  • Assess market size, operational feasibility, cost-effectiveness, and overall financial viability of potential offerings
  • Conduct research on technical feasibility and existing technologies that can be leveraged for potential offerings
  • Design new products and adapt existing technologies to generate offerings appropriate for the context in which we work
  • Design plans for testing of products and services
  • Oversee implementation of testing plan
  • Design plan and tools for data analysis
  • Analyze data to make evidence-based decisions to operationalize, kill, or conduct additional research on offerings post-pilot
  • Develop strategies for operationalization and scale-up of offerings after successful pilot

    Capacity and Process Building

    Build tools for Future Initiatives development and testing process and offer support to Future Initiatives team members.

  • As projects advance out of each stage, ensure the tools for conducting and assessing each stage evolve as necessary to meet the needs of the team
  • Create guidelines to support other Future Initiatives team members in conducting the stages covered by the area of expertise of the Project Manager
  • Provide support in Project Manager’s area(s) of expertise on projects managed by Future Initiatives team members.
  • Contribute to conceptualization of new offerings for development and testing

    Communication

  • Engage and communicate transparently with team members outside of Future Initiatives about new initiatives
  • Provide Business Development and Communications teams with high quality information on new products (pitch) and in-progress pilots (reporting) to support their efforts to secure and maintain partners and funding
  • When relevant, communicate directly with external stakeholders for purposes of research / information gathering, knowledge sharing and partnership development

    Job Requirements

  • Degree in research, design or business related field; Masters degree desirable
  • 2-5 years’ work experience, preferably in a developing country context
  • Experience in human-centered design and/or design thinking
  • Background in WASH or another area of innovation in global health / development
  • Experience conducting primary and secondary research, preferably in a developing country context or regarding issues of development
  • Knowledge of study design and analysis techniques
  • Good time management skills
  • Ability to multitask and meet deadlines with ease
  • Strong people skills.

    Application Deadline: 1st August 2016

    For more information and job application details, see; Project Manager-Future Initiatives


    FIDA Kenya Legal Counsel Job in Kisumu

    FIDA Kenya seeks to recruit a suitable candidate to fill the following vacant position:-

    Legal Counsel (to be based in Kisumu Office)

    Duties:-

  • Provide legal advice to FIDA Kenya clients: take their briefs, refer distressed clients for counselling and conduct mediation between parties
  • Prepare pleadings and legal briefs
  • Court attendance
  • Assist in coordination of legal open days, legal aid and other workshops organized by the team
  • Represent the organization in meetings with stakeholders and strategic partners
  • Carry out programmatic work – Alternative Dispute Resolution, Self representation training for clients, Informal justice systems, preparation of reports
  • Link with strategic partners including NGOs, Government departments and relevant bodies

    Qualifications and attributes

    The ideal candidate should at least possess the following qualifications and attributes:-

  • Bachelor of Laws degree
  • Advocate of the High Court of Kenya with at least THREE (3) years post admission experience and possess a current practicing certificate.
  • Must possess a valid practicing certificate
  • Previous experience in Non-Governmental Organization is highly desirable
  • Should have knowledge of program planning, designing, monitoring & evaluation
  • Must posses strong writing skills, proficiency in computers, organizational skills and ability to manage multiple tasks
  • Should be able to work under pressure
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in Litigation, Gender & Women’s Rights Issues
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills
  • Must be willing to travel

    Interested candidates who fully meet the above criteria should send their applications along with updated Curriculum Vitae including 3 references, one of whom must be a previous supervisor, also indicate expected salary and the daytime contact.

    To be addressed to the undersigned and received on or by Wednesday, 19th August 2016 at 5,000pm.

    Only email applications will be accepted.

    Incomplete applications will not be considered.

    Only successful candidates will be contacted.

    FIDA Kenya is an equal opportunity employer.

    The Executive Director
    FIDA Kenya
    Amboseli Road, off Gitanga Road, Lavington.
    P.O. Box 46324-00100
    Nairobi

    Email: recruitment@fidakenya.org


    iHub Kenya Chief Executive Officer Job Re-Advertisement

    Vacancy: Kenya Chief Executive Officer

    The iHub, an innovation hub and hacker space for the technology community in Nairobi, is considered the most successful tech hub in Africa and one of the most recognizable brands in the world.

    It has played a pivotal role in growth of the tech community outside of Nairobi through advisory services resulting in the establishment of hubs in Mombasa, Kisumu, and Rift Valley.

    Moreover, the iHub has also supported establishment of hubs in several African countries (Botswana, South Sudan, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe) and is a founding member of Afrilabs, the umbrella body of innovation hubs on the continent.

    This incubator space represents a vibrant community of tech innovators and entrepreneurs looking to build and scale tech start-ups.

    Over the past few years, iHub has cemented itself as the nexus point, not just for the Kenyan tech community, but the world.

    The iHub’s vision is to create an ecosystem for innovation and technology to solve pressing issues in which those innovations spur entrepreneurial ventures that create jobs and promote human capital development and opportunity.

    We believe that our collective experience can usher in a paradigm shift of innovation-led development that gives people the tools to invent solutions to the pressing issues they face each day, such as access to quality education, healthcare, food security, and poverty.

    We aim to provide the capacity, education, and services needed for these inventions to turn into entrepreneurial organizations that can scale up to increase employment opportunities, capacity building, and knowledge exchange.

    Today, the iHub is entering a new chapter where they will sharpen their service offerings, become more profitable, and find and grow leading, innovative, and forward thinking start-ups.

    To this end, the iHub is in search of a (Chief Executive Officer) CEO to usher in this new chapter and build a sustainable and profitable tech business that can scale up regionally and globally.

    Job Summary: The ideal CEO is someone who has the right mix of leadership, passion, energy, experience, business savvy, entrepreneurial spirit, innovative nature, and the ability to be a visionary.

    S/he must have a proven track record, understand the tech industry, and how to monitor the key trends and pivot accordingly.

    Working with the Board of Directors, the CEO will advance the iHub’s vision and mission and provide high-level strategic and tactical leadership.

    As the chief steward of the organization, s/he will develop strategic partnerships, ensure overall revenue and profit goals are achieved, and motivate a high performance, innovative, and results-driven organization.

    S/he must also be comfortable working with global customers, investors, donors, and relevant stakeholders.

    It is also imperative that s/he be motivated by the organisation’s ability to connect people, support start-ups, and surface information—ultimately, leveraging all these attributes to support the growing local, continental, and international tech community.

    Is this you?

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    The duties and responsibilities of the CEO are outlined below:

    Leadership and Strategy

  • Serve as a spokesperson for the organization who can articulate and promote the iHub’s vision and mission;
  • Provide strong and innovative leadership in an open collaborative environment;
  • Lead, in conjunction with the Board, the development and implementation of the short and long-term strategies;
  • Create and refine the organisation’s vision, keeping in mind the strategy as well as current/future trends;
  • Ensure effective internal controls and management information systems are in place;
  • Set the tone and direction by communicating the strategy and vision of where the organization is headed;
  • Provide avenues for full and open communication and collaboration with the community at large to promote an awareness of the diverse and changing needs of the community;
  • Communicate effectively with investors, employees, and stakeholders;
  • Ensure that the organisation maintains high standards of corporate citizenship and social responsibility wherever it does business; and
  • Ensure the integrity of all public disclosure by the organization.

    Board Engagement

  • Act as a liaison between the organisation and the Board;
  • Keep the Board fully informed on the governance and condition of the iHub and the influencing internal and external factors;
  • Identify and address opportunities and challenges, bringing those which are necessary to the attention of the Board and/or its committees;
  • Inform the Board and stakeholders about the trends and activities to facilitate policy making;
  • Liaise effectively with senior management to develop Board agendas and organize annual meeting of shareholders and special meetings when appropriate; and Sit on committees of the Board where appropriate as determined by the Board.

    Management and Administration

  • Provide general oversight of all iHub activities, manage the day-to-day operations, and ensure a smoothly functioning and efficient organization;
  • Build a strong brand through thought leadership and relationship management activities;
  • Keep abreast of all material undertakings and activities of the organisation and all internal and external factors affecting the organisation;
  • Assure organizational stability through development and implementation of standards and controls, systems and procedures, and regular evaluation;
  • Assess the principal risks of the organisation and ensure that these risks are being monitored and managed;
  • Lead by personal example and encourage all employees to conduct their activities in accordance with all applicable laws and the organisation’s standards and policies, including its environmental, safety, and health policies; and
  • Assure a work environment that recruits, retains, and supports quality staff.

    Finance

  • Oversee the fiscal activities of the organization, including budgeting, reporting, and audit;
  • Increase sales and promotion of iHub services;
  • Manage revenue, expenses, external financing to maintain consistent growth of business;
  • Ensure revenue growth is achieved and sustainable to sustain and meet the goals of the strategic plan; and
  • Create strategic partnerships and build relationships to provide resources to grow the organization.

    Human Resource

  • Develop a culture and environment that will help attract, retain, and optimise the most capable staff and innovators; and
  • Ensure the organisation is appropriately organized and staffed and that staff are performing at an optimal level.

    Legal

  • Ensure that the organisation conducts its activities both lawfully and ethically; and
  • Assure the filing of all legal and regulatory documents and monitor compliance with relevant laws and regulations.

    Qualifications

    The ideal candidate should have the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field;
  • Minimum of ten (10) years professional experience with three to five (3 - 5) years in senior management;
  • Demonstrate critical competencies of a CEO: commitment to results, business savvy, leading change, and motivating;
  • Knowledge and understanding of the context in Kenya and Africa as it relates to innovation, start-ups, and the tech industry;
  • Experience as an entrepreneur who has taken at least one start-up from seed round all the way to an investor’s exit strategy (desired);
  • Demonstrable experience in fundraising through angels, super angels, and venture capitalists;
  • Ability to channel and synthesize expectations and needs of multiple constituents, including users and developers;
  • High level of comfort and passion for technology and a sense of the possibilities of community and collaboration;
  • Experience in working with an international community of people and organizations;
  • A highly regarded professional stature and credibility;
  • Effective at leading and managing highly independent and self-motivated employees;
  • Ability to prioritize and tackle multiple tasks and see the big picture;
  • Proven ability to meet budget, revenue, and profit goals;
  • Excellent leadership, negotiation, management, problem solving, and interpersonal skills;
  • Possess maturity, high integrity, sound judgment, persistence, and humility;
  • Excellent oral and written communication, social, and interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to solve problems, work under pressure, effectively make decisions, and address urgent matters;
  • Ability to plan, effectively, and to delegate;
  • Strategic, visionary, and innovative thinker; and
  • Track record of building innovative, creative, and collaborative teams.

    How to Apply

    If you believe you qualify for this position, please apply for the position by sending your CV and Cover Letter to recruitment@dpckenya.com

    Only qualified candidates shall be contacted

    Candidates are reviewed immediately and interviews will be conducted on an ongoing basis until a candidate is secured.


    RTI Administrative Assistants and Driver NGO Jobs in Eldoret and Mombasa, Kenya

    Vacant Positions Eldoret and Mombasa

    RTI is an independent organization dedicated to conducting innovative, multidisciplinary research that improves the human condition.

    With a worldwide staff of more than 4,000 people, RTI offers innovative research and development and a full spectrum of multidisciplinary services. Universities in North Carolina founded RTI in 1958 as a centerpiece of the Research Triangle Park.

    RTI anticipates staffing the following expertise in long term job positions for donor funded Projects TUSOME and TAYARI Projects.

    TUSOME is focused on curriculum support, teacher training and teaching material development to improve the quality of early grade instruction in formal and non-formal schools through a reading intervention.

    TAYARI Project aims to improve learner’s preparedness for primary school through improving emergent literacy, emergent numeracy, psychosocial and health skills.

    The positions will be based in the counties of Eldoret and Mombasa.

    Re–Advertisement: Administrative Assistant

    (Eldoret and Mombasa)

    The Administrative Assistant ensures that administrative systems in the Nairobi office are conducted according to; all RTI policies, client regulations, standard operating procedures and good business practice.

    In addition, the person provides reception, secretarial, administrative, logistics support management and basic procurement support to the Nairobi staff.

    The person will facilitate effective communication between the Nairobi Office and its key clients and partners.

    Qualifications and experience:

  • A minimum of three (3) years relevant experience and a Bachelor’s Degree or a
  • Higher Diploma in Administration or Secretarial studies;
  • Additional qualification in office management, business management or accounting preferred.
  • Experience in logistics management, organizing workshops and training courses, preparing, monitoring budgets and petty cash management in an international organization preferred.
  • Experience within the Not for Profit sector and familiarity with donor reporting requirements is preferred.

    Driver

    1 Position - Eldoret

    S/he will drive project / office staff members, consultants and other visitors on project / office business.

    S/he will ensure that the vehicles have all required registrations / licensing and inspections, and that necessary documentation is retained with the vehicle, sufficient amount of gas.

    He/she will maintain the vehicles’ cleanliness and its security and maintain a record of trips including kilometers traveled, fuel consumed and dates of oil changes, all according to established reporting framework; supporting in project logistics activities

    Required qualifications and experience:

  • A minimum 5 years relevant experience with valid Kenya driver’s license; proof of good driving record;
  • Previous work in the Not for Profit sector and familiarity with rural terrain preferred.
  • Experience in logistics support is an added advantage
  • Oral and written English and Kiswahili language fluency
  • Candidates from the local county locations preferred.

    How to Apply

    To apply, please email cover letter and CV to hrapplications@nb.rti.org by 5th August, 2016 at 12.00 p.m.

    Applicants must include the, POSITION & LOCATION in the subject line of the email.

    Please do not attach copies of certificates.

    Candidates who had applied previously need not apply for this positions.

    All applicants are requested to follow the stated instructions.

    We regret that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

    We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer

    M/F/D/V


    AVU Jos in Kenya

    1.AVU Community of Practice (CoP) Portals Consultant Opportunity in Kenya

    Vacancy Notice: Consultant - Community of Practice (CoP) Portals

    The African Virtual University (AVU) is seeking a Consultant to develop the Community of Practice Portal (CoP).

    The successful candidates will be appointed for 21 working days. The services to be provided and the scope of the work are indicated in the Terms of References (ToRs).

    1. Introduction: The African Virtual University (AVU), www.avu.org, is a Pan African Intergovernmental Organization established by charter with the mandate of significantly increasing access to quality higher education and training through the innovative use of information communication technologies.

    A Charter, establishing the AVU as an Intergovernmental Organization, has been signed so far by eighteen (19) African Governments - Kenya, Senegal, Mauritania, Mali, Cote d’Ivoire, Tanzania, Mozambique, Democratic Republic of Congo, Benin, Ghana, Republic of Guinea, Burkina Faso, Niger, South Sudan, Sudan, The Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Nigeria and Cape Verde.

    The AVU has its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya and a Regional office in Dakar Senegal with Host-Country Agreements and Diplomatic Status with the two governments.

    The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) is an academic network that enables Africa’s brightest students to become innovators that advances scientific, educational and economic self-sufficiency.

    AIMS has a pan African scope and currently has its operational centres of excellence in South Africa, Senegal, Ghana, Cameroon, and Tanzania and soon in Rwanda.

    The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program at AIMS is a five-year investment from The MasterCard Foundation that will enable AIMS to strengthen capacity and scale up existing initiatives in mathematical sciences training and STEM coordination at national and pan-African levels.

    This investment will contribute to the STEM human capital needed to transform the continent, and increase the number of African STEM scholars, particularly women, leading technological innovations that can address development challenges and drive wealth creation in Africa.

    2.0 Scope of Work

    Communities of practice provide a new model for connecting people in the spirit of learning, knowledge sharing, and collaboration.

    The AIMs CoP portal will provide a new model for connecting people, learners, research communities and partners in the spirit of learning, knowledge sharing, and collaboration as well as individual, group, and organizational development.

    The CoP portal should provide innovative non-functionalities such as:

  • Build relationships, partnerships and collaboration
  • Learn and develop best practices
  • Create knowledge in the domains
  • Take actions as a community

    The CoP will provide the following functional requirements but not limited to:

  • Connect people who might not otherwise have the opportunity to interact, either as frequently or at all.
  • Provide a shared context for people to partnership, communicate and share information, stories, narratives and personal experiences in a way that builds understanding and insight.
  • Enable dialogue between people who come together to explore new possibilities, solve challenging problems, and create new, mutually beneficial opportunities.
  • Stimulate learning by serving as a vehicle for authentic communication, mentoring, coaching, and self-reflection.
  • Capture and diffuse existing knowledge to help people improve their practice by providing a forum to identify solutions to common problems and a process to collect and evaluate best practices.
  • Introduce collaborative processes to groups and organizations as well as between organizations to encourage the free flow of ideas and exchange of information.
  • Help people organize around purposeful actions that deliver tangible results.
  • Generate new knowledge to help people transform their practice to accommodate changes in needs and technologies.

    CoP should meet the following technical requirements but not limited to:

    Relationships, partnerships and collaboration:

  • Support for multiple database engines (PostgreSQL, SQLite, MySQL, Oracle Database, Microsoft SQL Server)
  • Hierarchical sub-forums
  • Topic split/merge/lock
  • Multiple attachments per post
  • Plugins and various notification options (e-mail, Jabber instant messaging, ATOM feeds)
  • Distributed account management
  • Member networking profiles
  • Member directory with relationship-focused data fields
  • Subgroups that are defined by administrators or that allow members to self-join
  • Online meetings/chat
  • Social media integration, chats, forums etc.
  • User-controlled delivery modes for notifications and information
  • Community activity reports, statistics and insights.

    Learning:

  • Integration to eLearning Platforms and tools
  • Assessments, surveys etc.
  • Web conferencing and webcasts integrating narrated presentations (PowerPoint)
  • Online meetings and discussions
  • Full text search, Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
  • Web-site links, referencing
  • Interactive multimedia
  • Variety of community member roles and responsibilities is supported

    Action:

  • Project management and task management
  • Document management
  • File check-in and check-out
  • Instant messaging, announcements
  • Emoticons, polls, post, threads, etc.
  • Community, individual and group calendaring and event
  • Subgroup working spaces

    Knowledge:

  • Keyword and full-text searches (site-wide and by section)
  • Structured databases and database tools
  • Digital stories, Idea banks, web conferencing, online meetings, online discussions
  • Multiple modes for knowledge representation
  • Resources directly associated with interaction

    Content:

  • The look and feel of the new website should be visually appealing (i.e. with attractive mix of texts and graphics), has a unified theme and design, and easy to navigate.
  • The web site should be less visually crowded and cleanlier and attractively organized.
  • A sitemap that shows a clear navigational path structure should be included.
  • More varied formats of content (including photos, videos, slide shows and audio files) should be integrated.
  • The website should incorporate social media such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Flikr amongst others.
  • The website should enable sign-up for the Multinational project electronic newsletters, and all stakeholders.
  • Managed through open source Content Management System (CMS) that is reliable and with support base worldwide, and will permit non-technical staff to instantly update web site content, add modules or sections, and integrate Web 2.0 elements, such as, but not limited to, user tagging, content commenting, syndication, social networking and peer-to-peer sharing.
  • Implement a tracking application to produce user defined site log reports to measure web visitors and user behavior and improve web site performance and availability.
  • Site must be compatible with all the latest Internet browsers (IE, Firefox, Chrome, Safari, etc.)
  • Site must be built in accordance to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0, provided by the W3C and should also be easily accessible to the novice as well as the experienced Internet user. Online Forms (Feedback, Complaints, FAQ, etc.)
  • Provide rendering on mobile and PDA devices.
  • The portal should be secured and in line with local and international internet and digital regulations.

    2.1 Outline of the Task

    The consultant is expected to undertake a need analysis, develop a project plan, design and develop the CoP portal in line with the below specifications and requirements.

  • Collect and assess the needs of AVU for web CoP portal
  • Develop an implementation plan for the development of the portal and agree on the same with AVU
  • Develop customization strategy identifying requirements for functionality improvement, new functionalities, Plugins or APIs integration for the portal
  • Develop and implement the portal according to the specification and host it in the AVU Cloud
  • Apply the AVU logo and brand identity and marketing materials to all the web pages
  • Develop and maintain a state-of-the-art look and feel for the web portal in line with CoP standards
  • Ensure that complete security measures are in place to safeguard the web portals
  • Ensure that the web portals, CMS support Multi – Lingual structure (English and French)
  • Ensure that the CoP portal is developed in line with its specification and is fully functional
  • Provide support in importing/exporting the content into the new platforms
  • Have the Platform developed and hosted in AVU cloud
  • Ensure that indexing, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Piwik stats and Google analytics integration
  • Installation and configuration new plugins and tools that implement new functionalities
  • Train AVU staff to provide continuous support.

    3.0 Deliverables and Expected Outcomes

  • AIMs CoP portal’s needs collected and assessed
  • AIMs CoP portal development, implementation and work plans developed
  • AIMs CoP portal developed according to the requirements and hosted in AVU cloud
  • AIMs CoP portal integrated and developed with an open source CMS
  • A state-of-the-art look and feel for the Web Portal developed in line with AVU marketing strategy
  • Analytics, tools for Indexing, Search Engine Optimization (SEO) integrated
  • Prepared strategy/plan on how to handle platform updates and new releases of the CoP portal platform
  • Provided support for portals content exporting/importing provided
  • Prepared sitemap with web alignment in English and French
  • AVU staff trained to provide continuous support.

    4.0 Qualifications of the Key Experts

    4.1 Qualifications of the Team Leader

  • Master’s degree preferably or Bachelor’s degree with sound experience in Software Development, Web services or Engineering or any related fields
  • Minimum eight years’ relevant experience in the web service programming and development
  • Excellent Knowledge of software development and coding (web 2.0), experience in development using open source technologies.
  • Excellent knowledge of Systems and Software Architectures such PHPBB.
  • Good experience in software and/or web services development life cycle.
  • Experience with Distributed Computing models, Cloud Computing.
  • Up to date knowledge and experience of the latest technologies and tools.
  • Very good understanding of AVU standards and web service processes
  • Knowledge and working experience with CoP information systems.
  • Knowledge and working experience with project management will be a plus.

    4.2. Qualifications of Web Designer

  • Bachelor’s degree with sound experience in Software Development, Web services or IT or any related fields
  • Excellent knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, Adobe illustrator and Adobe Dreamweaver
  • Up to date knowledge and experience of the latest technologies and tools.

    4.3. Qualifications of Web Developer

  • Bachelor’s degree with sound experience in Software Development, Web services or IT or any related fields
  • Excellent knowledge of Content Management Systems (CMS), Client/Server technology
  • Experience with Distributed Computing models, Cloud Computing
  • Up to date knowledge and experience of the latest technologies and tools
  • Excellent Knowledge of software development and coding (web 2.0), Server technologies (Email, File, etc.), DBMS (MS SQL, MySQL, etc.), Windows Servers, and/or Unix
  • Excellent knowledge of Systems and Software Architectures such as PHPBB.

    4.4. Qualifications of Systems Analyst

  • Bachelor’s degree with sound experience in IT, Computer Science or any related fields,
  • Excellent knowledge of Systems and Software Architectures
  • Good experience in software and/or web services development life cycle,
  • Very good understanding of AVU standards and web service processes
  • Knowledge and working experience with CoP information systems.

    6. Modality of Work: The Consultant is expected to complete the exercise in a period not more than 21 working days.

    The consultant is also expected to provide a detailed work plan taking into account the deliverables and deadlines.

    7. Reporting: The Consultant will report to the Rector or such other person as the AVU may designate from time to time in writing.

    However, the Consultant will be required time to time to meet the AVU management for any relevant decision or approval related to any issue, activity or deliverable that may be relevant.

    8. Payment: Payment will be in a daily rate or a solution package basis and will be commensurate with the experience and qualifications of the Consultant.

    How to Apply

    The consultants should indicate their interest in providing the above described services.

    Interested and eligible consultants should constitute a team and provide: - CV or profile - Team members CVs - Cover letter - References on the same services - Technical proposal indicating baseline project plan - Indication on the service costs

    The closing date for this application is August 5th 2016 at 3pm East African Time (UTC/GMT + 3).

    Application must include the Technical and Financial Evaluation in 2 separate envelopes to be delivered to the AVU HQ at Cape Office Park 3rd Floor Ring Road Kilimani Nairobi.

    2. AVU Consultant for the Development of Learning Management System (LMS)

    Vacancy Notice: Consultant for the Development of Learning Management System (LMS)

    The African Virtual University (AVU) is seeking a Consultant to develop the Learning Management System (LMS) The successful candidates will be appointed for 21 working days.

    The services to be provided and the scope of the work are indicated in the Terms of References (ToRs).

    1. Introduction: The African Virtual University (AVU), www.avu.org, is a Pan African Intergovernmental Organization established by charter with the mandate of significantly increasing access to quality higher education and training through the innovative use of information communication technologies.

    A Charter, establishing the AVU as an Intergovernmental Organization, has been signed so far by eighteen (19) African Governments - Kenya, Senegal, Mauritania, Mali, Cote d’Ivoire, Tanzania, Mozambique, Democratic Republic of Congo, Benin, Ghana, Republic of Guinea, Burkina Faso, Niger, South Sudan, Sudan, The Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Nigeria and Cape Verde.

    The AVU has its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya and a Regional office in Dakar Senegal with Host-Country Agreements and Diplomatic Status with the two governments.

    The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) is an academic network that enables Africa’s brightest students to become innovators that advances scientific, educational and economic self-sufficiency.

    AIMS has a pan African scope and currently has its operational centres of excellence in South Africa, Senegal, Ghana, Cameroon, and Tanzania and soon in Rwanda.

    The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program at AIMS is a five-year investment from The MasterCard Foundation that will enable AIMS to strengthen capacity and scale up existing initiatives in mathematical sciences training and STEM coordination at national and pan-African levels.

    This investment will contribute to the STEM human capital needed to transform the continent, and increase the number of African STEM scholars, particularly women, leading technological innovations that can address development challenges and drive wealth creation in Africa.

    2.0. Scope of Work

    The consultant is expected to undertake a need analysis, design and upgrade the AIMS Learning Management System.

    The AIMS LMS will be based on the last stable version of Moodle platform and will integrate all the needed Moodle tools and plugins.

    The main functionalities to be provided are as follows:

  • Modern, easy to use interface
  • Personalized Dashboard to display courses the way you want
  • Collaborative tools and activities such as forum, wikis
  • Register users for current and future courses, calendar
  • Train or learn asynchronously or synchronously (24H/2H availability)
  • Support for self-paced or blended learning. Offer a mixed curriculum that combines classroom learning and virtual courses easily
  • Skill and knowledge tools for various analysis and result measurement, and tools for tracking progresses for groups and single students (results/activities)
  • SCORM Compatible and mobile rendering
  • Support Creative Commons licensing
  • Course management provides the following; creation of courses, assignment module, grade management module, quizzes module, survey module, and timetable module etc.
  • Self-generation of analytics and a variety of reports, preview reports before exporting, filter reports based on user groups or courses, demography and print reports in PDF, Excel formats or other file formats
  • Integration of Learning Experience APIs or plugins providing learning analytics including experiences, scores, progress, teams, virtual media, real-world experiences (not just completions)
  • Multiple learner communication features such as Social Medias, chat, forums, SMS messaging, email, communities and discussion threads
  • Build a straightforward and easy to navigate courseware which can be assigned by academic program managers or learn independently using the Open Access courseware
  • Manage Courses, Classes, Clients, Locations, Books, People, Lists, Forms
  • Support Secure authentication and mass enrolment
  • High interoperability; Freely integrate external APIs and content or allows creation of your own plugin for custom integrations
  • Ability to integrate external learning platforms and video conferences management systems such as blackboard
  • Track student’s progress; both educators and learners can track progress and completion with an array of options for tracking individual activities or resources and at course level
  • Secure authentication and mass enrollment
  • Detailed reporting capability: View and generate reports on activity and participation at course and site level
  • Support embedding of external resources: Teaching materials and include assignments from other sites and connect to the grade book in Moodle.
  • Integrate collaborative API (Google Apps, Facebook, twitter etc.; Built-in collaborative publishing features to foster engagement and encourage content-driven collaboration
  • Group management; Group learners to share courses, differentiate activities and facilitate teamwork
  • Multilingual capability (English, French)
  • Web services support; XML-RPC, AMF (Flash), REST, SOAP (PHP)
  • The portal should be secured and in line with local and international internet and digital regulations.

    2.1 The Consultant will be Required to:

  • Collect and assess the needs of AVU for the LMS
  • Develop customization strategy identifying requirements for functionality improvement, new functionality, Plugin or API integration for the LMS portal
  • Apply the AIMs logo and brand identity and marketing materials to all the web pages
  • Develop and maintain a state-of-the-art look and feel for the LMS Portal
  • Ensure that complete security measures are in place to safeguard the portals
  • Ensure that the CMS support Multi – Lingual structure
  • Provide support in importing/exporting the content into the new platforms
  • Have the Platform developed and hosted in AVU cloud
  • Ensure that indexing, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Piwik stats and Google analytics integration
  • Installation and configuration new plugins and tools that implement new functionalities
  • Train AVU staff to provide continuous support.

    3.0 Deliverables and Expected Outcomes

  • LMS portals’ needs collected and assessed.
  • LMS portal design, development and implementation work plans developed.
  • LMS developed according to their requirements and hosted in AVU cloud.
  • All Web portals integrated and developed with an open source CMS.
  • A state-of-the-art look and feel for the Portal developed in line with AVU marketing strategy.
  • Analytics, tools for Indexing, Search Engine Optimization (SEO) integrated.
  • Prepared strategy/plan on how to handle platform updates and new releases of web portal platforms.
  • Provided support for portals content exporting/importing provided.
  • Prepared sitemap with web alignment in English and French.
  • AVU staff trained to provide continuous support.

    4.0 Qualifications of the Key Experts

    4.1 Qualifications of the Team Leader

  • Master’s degree preferably or Bachelor’s degree with sound experience in
  • Software Development, Web services or Engineering or any related fields.
  • Minimum eight years relevant experience in the web service programming and development.
  • Excellent Knowledge of software development and coding (web 2.0), Server technologies (Email, File, etc.), DBMS (MS SQL, MySQL, etc.), Windows Servers, and/or Unix.
  • Excellent knowledge of Systems and Software Architectures.
  • Good experience in software and/or web services development life cycle.
  • Excellent knowledge of Learning Management Systems (LMS), Client/Server technology.
  • Cloud Computing.
  • Up to date knowledge and experience of the latest technologies and tools.
  • Very good understanding of AVU standards and web service processes.
  • Knowledge and working experience with project management will be a plus.

    4.2. Qualifications of Web Designer

  • Bachelor’s degree with sound experience in Software Development, Web services or IT or any related fields.
  • Excellent knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, Adobe illustrator and Adobe Dreamweaver.
  • Up to date knowledge and experience of the latest technologies and tools.

    4.3. Qualifications of Web Developer

  • Bachelor’s degree with sound experience in Software Development, Web services or IT or any related fields
  • Excellent knowledge of Learning Management System (LMS), preference Moodle.
  • Experience with Distributed Computing models, Cloud Computing
  • Up to date knowledge and experience of the latest technologies and tools
  • Excellent Knowledge of software development and coding (web 2.0).
  • Excellent knowledge of Systems and Software Architectures.

    5.0. Modalities of Work: The Consultant is expected to complete the exercise in a period not more than Twenty one (21) working days.

    The consultant is also expected to provide a detailed work plan taking into account the deliverables and deadlines.

    6.0. Reporting: The Consultant will report to the Rector or such other person as the AVU may designate from time to time in writing.

    However, the Consultant will be required time to time to meet the AVU management for any relevant decision or approval related to any issue, activity or deliverable that may be relevant.

    7.0. Payment: Payment will be in a daily basis and will be commensurate with the experience and qualifications of the Consultant.

    How to Apply

    The consultants should indicate their interest in providing the above described services. Interested and eligible consultants should constitute a team and provide:

    - CV or profile

    - Team members CVs

    - Cover letter

    - References on the same services

    - Technical proposal indicating baseline project plan

    - Indication on the service costs

    The closing date for this application is August 5th 2016 at 3pm East African Time (UTC/GMT + 3).

    Application must include the Technical and Financial Evaluation in 2 separate envelopes to be delivered to the AVU HQ at Cape Office Park 3rd Floor Ring Road Kilimani Nairobi.


    Commercial Bank of Africa Product Development Manager Job in Kenya

    Our client, Commercial Bank of Africa, is seeking to recruit a highly ambitious candidate to fill in the following position:

    Product Development Manager

    Reporting to the Head of Product Management - New Business Ventures, this position is responsible for designing and developing product propositions and platforms that deliver holistic solutions to CBA customers and their ecosystems.

    The role holder shall also be responsible for managing the performance of the products / platforms throughout its life-cycle ensuring that customer value and ROI are optimized.

    This role shall interact with partners that are co-innovators in the product development and management process.

    Principal Accountabilities

  • Formulate and review product and platform strategies that competitively address identified and emergent market opportunities (20%).
  • Design and implement platforms against which customer acquisition and service delivery shall be deployed ensuring a premium quality of service (30%)
  • Engagement with customer owners and market activators to achieve product/platform uptake and utilization targets (20%).
  • Periodic review of existing products and platforms to enhance their offering in the market to ensure product continuously yields expected benefits (15%)
  • Continuous engagement with industry partners to develop and maintain an adaptive and optimal business model (15%)

    Competence Requirements

  • Knowledge and experience in developing and implementing innovative product offerings.
  • Experience in supervising and managing a small team.
  • Strong commercial/entrepreneurial acumen.
  • Knowledge and experience in the implementation of electronic platforms and solutions from end to end.
  • Knowledge and experience in process mapping and re-engineering.
  • Highly developed analytical and perceptive skills.
  • Effective organizer and ability to execute impactful change.
  • Interpersonal skills and self-empowerment to effectively build and influence relationships.
  • Knowledge and effective application of all relevant banking policies, processes, procedures and guidelines to consistently achieve required compliance standards or benchmarks.
  • Able to communicate and influence to drive decisions or change in behavior.
  • Self-motivated, assertive and proactive.

    Qualifications and experience requirements

  • University Degree – Upper second or GPA 3.0.
  • Proficiency in office automation and banking technologies.
  • 4 years’ work experience in Product Development in a financial services environment.
  • Experience in implementation of electronic platforms and solutions.
  • Experience in value chain management is an added advantage.
  • Project Management experience is an added advantage.

    How to Apply

    Interested candidates are requested to forward their updated CVs to recruit@virtualhr.co.ke by 1st August, 2016 stating their current and expected remuneration, daytime telephone contacts and addresses of three referees with the subject Product Development Manager.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted


    Nova Academies Jobs in Kenya

    Want to Develop 21st Century Youth?

    Nova Academies is a pan-African school network that prepares the next generation of leaders and innovators through world-class teaching methods with an emphasis on 21st century skills.

    We look for passionate and creative individuals who are eager to bring in their diverse perspectives and experiences to develop innovators and leaders who will shape the African Century.

    1. Science Teacher

    As a Nova Science Teacher you will play a critical role in delivering an exceptional 21st Century learning experience for our students using the 8.4.4 curriculum combined with the best international practices that will make our students learn and grow both inside and outside the classroom.

    This is an opportunity to create a transformative school model with the future of Africa’s youth at stake.

    Function: School

    Your role will be based at our Nova Ondiri Campus or Tatu City.

    Reports To: Principal

    Our team culture is designed to reinforce our vision:

  • We model the growth mindset we want our students to embody; you are challenged every day and, as a result, you grow more than at any other point in your life.
  • We pursue excellence in every detail and do whatever it takes to produce great work quickly.
  • We are radically open: we share tough messages and our own vulnerabilities to help us grow.
  • We bring infectious energy, enthusiasm and fun to everything we do because joy fuels the hardest work and learning.

    How will your typical Week at Nova Look Like?

  • Infusing joy and passion for learning in lessons so that students are excited about and invested in their academic excellence .
  • Being accountable for students’ mastery of academic standards.
  • Integrating interactive technology within lessons to enhance instructional delivery
  • Meeting up with your learning designer to ensure unit and lesson plans are mapped to standards.
  • Setting and communicating rigorous and ambitious goals for all students and provide student feedback so they internalize them.
  • Attending weekly feedback meetings with manager to enhance teaching practices
  • Heading a club opportunity for students each term.
  • Providing feedback to the curriculum design team about lessons and the overall structure of a unit to ensure revisions are made
  • Fully participating in opportunities for professional growth including daily team meetings and reflections, weekly professional development meetings, instructional coaching, and outside professional opportunities

    Who you are?

  • A born-teacher. You are not in it by coincidence or accident.
  • Teachers’ Service Commission certified/recognized
  • A Bachelor's degree In Education from a well-recognized University. You should have graduated officially by the time of application
  • Energetic and passionate about education.
  • You’re a top performer with a strong academic background
  • You have between 1-6 years of relevant teaching experience. At Nova, we love teachers who have also had varied work experience apart from teaching
  • Adept at using Technology. We use a lot of tech for instruction

    Does working at Nova Academies excite you?

    Then apply here Science Teacher

    If you’re a great fit, we will drop everything and call you immediately

    Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until the right candidate is identified.

    Only qualified candidates will be invited for interviews.

    2. Teacher - Humanities

    As a Nova Humanities Teacher you will play a critical role in delivering an exceptional 21st Century learning experience for our students using the 8.4.4 curriculum combined with the best international practices that will make our students learn and grow both inside and outside the classroom.

    This is an opportunity to create a transformative school model with the future of Africa’s youth at stake.

    Function: School

    Your role will be based at our Nova Ondiri Campus or Tatu City Campus

    Reports To: Principal

    Our team culture is designed to reinforce our vision:

  • We model the growth mindset we want our students to embody; you are challenged every day and, as a result, you grow more than at any other point in your life.
  • We pursue excellence in every detail and do whatever it takes to produce great work quickly.
  • We are radically open: we share tough messages and our own vulnerabilities to help us grow.
  • We bring infectious energy, enthusiasm and fun to everything we do because joy fuels the hardest work and learning.

    How will your typical Week at Nova Look Like?

  • Infusing joy and passion for learning in lessons so that students are excited about and invested in their academic excellence .
  • Being accountable for students’ mastery of academic standards.
  • Integrating interactive technology within lessons to enhance instructional delivery
  • Meeting up with your learning designer to ensure unit and lesson plans are mapped to standards.
  • Setting and communicating rigorous and ambitious goals for all students and provide student feedback so they internalize them.
  • Attending weekly feedback meetings with manager to enhance teaching practices
  • Heading a club opportunity for students each term.
  • Providing feedback to the curriculum design team about lessons and the overall structure of a unit to ensure revisions are made
  • Fully participating in opportunities for professional growth including daily team meetings and reflections, weekly professional development meetings, instructional coaching, and outside professional opportunities

    Who you are?

  • A born-teacher. You are not in it by coincidence or accident.
  • Teachers’ Service Commission certified/recognized
  • A Bachelor's degree In Education from a well-recognized University. You should have graduated officially by the time of application
  • Energetic and passionate about education.
  • You’re a top performer with a strong academic background
  • You have between 1-6 years of relevant teaching experience. At Nova, we love teachers who have also had varied work experience apart from teaching
  • Adept at using Technology. We use a lot of tech for instruction

    Does working at Nova Academies excite you?

    Then apply here; Humanities Teacher

    If you’re a great fit, we will drop everything and call you immediately.

    Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until the right candidate is identified.

    Only qualified candidates will be invited for interviews.

    3.Human Resource Associate and Receptionist

    As a Human Resource Associate and Receptionist you will be responsible for managing our Reception desk and assisting the human resources manager in providing an effective and efficient human resource generalist functions aligned with departmental and company strategic goals.

    You are expected to successfully implement HR strategy and deliver customer service within the organization.

    The responsibilities will include strategic partnership and organization design, recruitment and selection, employment equity, salary and benefits management, employee relations, talent retention, performance management, change management, diversity management, skills development, policies and procedures, HR reporting, HR projects and managing staff

    Function: School

    Your role will be based in our 2nd Campus, a girls only secondary school in Tatu City

    Reports to: Senior Manager, Human Resources

    Working at nova means:

  • Fully embracing Nova’s values and beliefs and promote them to students, staff, other faculty, parents and members of the outside community
  • Living the culture principles inside and outside of the school
  • Working cohesively in a team, being respectful of each person’s contributions and style.
  • Maintaining positive, constructive and professional relationships with students, their families, and colleagues.

    How will a typical week at Nova look like?

  • Manage the reception desk
  • Provide information by answering communications; referring special communications to appropriate persons/departments
  • Implement human resources programs by providing human resources services, including administrative (receptionist), talent acquisition, staffing, employment processing, compensation, health and welfare benefits, training and development, records management, safety and health, succession planning, employee relations and retention, compliance, and labor relations; completing personnel transactions.
  • Improve manager and employee performance by identifying and clarifying problems; evaluating potential solutions; implementing selected solution; coaching and counseling managers and employees.
  • Protect organization's value by keeping information confidential.
  • Comply with local legal requirements by studying existing and new legislation; anticipating legislation; enforcing adherence to requirements; advising management on needed actions.
  • Maintain human resources records by maintaining applications, résumés, and applicant logs
  • Enroll new employees by issuing forms and applications; verifying completion
  • Accomplish human resources and organization mission by completing related results as needed
  • Develop human resources solutions by collecting and analyzing information; recommending courses of action.
  • Update job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.

    Who you are

  • A graduate in either of the following: Commerce with specialization in Human Resource Management, Human Resource Management or degree in other field with a diploma in Human Resource Management from a recognized Institution of Higher Learning.
  • You hold a Higher National Diploma in Human Resource Management from a recognized Institution of Higher Learning.
  • You have exposure to other HR training. This is preferred but not compulsory
  • You have experience with Recruitment and Systems set-up.
  • You have exposure to 1-2 solid internships with well-recognized companies and perhaps 1 full-time role in Administration/HR
  • You have 1-3 years’ experience in a busy organization, preferably in a school

    The above statements are not a complete list of all responsibilities and duties performed by employees in this job.

    Employee may perform other related duties as assigned by their supervisor.

    Qualified applicants will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the right candidate is identified.

    All applications should be launched online via; Senior Manager, Human Resources

    4. Technology Educator

    As a Technology Educator you you will play a critical role in delivering an exceptional 21st Century learning experience using technology to solve real world problems for our students using the 8.4.4 curriculum combined with the best international practices.

    This is an opportunity to be the technological force behind the creation of a transformative school model with the future of Africa’s youth at stake

    Function: School

    Your role will be based at our Nova Ondiri Campus, Kikuyu Township, Kiambu County

    Reports To: Principal

    Our team culture is designed to reinforce our vision:

  • We model the growth mindset we want our students to embody; you are challenged every day and, as a result, you grow more than at any other point in your life
  • We pursue excellence in every detail and do whatever it takes to produce great work quickly
  • We are radically open: we share tough messages and our own vulnerabilities to help us grow
  • We bring infectious energy, enthusiasm and fun to everything we do because joy fuels the hardest work and learning

    How will your typical Week at Nova Look Like?

  • Helping to design a world class computer studies programme that will be used in Nova schools across the region.
  • Infusing joy and passion for learning in lessons so that students are excited about and invested in their academic excellence .
  • You will be a founding member of the team that will develop the instructional model that we will use in our first school in Kenya in January 2016 and then in schools throughout the region.
  • Ensure that technology is being used effectively and innovatively throughout the school
  • Integrate interactive technology within lessons to enhance instructional delivery
  • Maintain professional competence in instructional techniques and in specialized teaching through in-service education activities and self-selected professional growth activities

    Who you are?

  • Energetic and passionate about education.
  • You have a world-class understanding of technology, programming, hardware, and software. You have such a strong understanding that you are able to teach others.
  • You are able to develop new ways of presenting information that are both exciting yet still accurate. You are creative in the ways that you approach technology.
  • You’re not scared of change. You thrive in organizations that constantly adapt and evolve. enough to deal with the changes of plan and unexpected tasks that arise in a founding school.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in relevant subject(s) Engineering, Computer Science etc
  • Certificate in teaching or interest in obtaining a certificate in teaching
  • You have distinctive experience and interest in technology (e.g., coding) and have used technology in your teaching or have taught about the facets of technology that you already know.
  • Knowledge of C programming is an added advantage.

    Does working at Nova Academies excite you?

    Then apply here: Technology Educator

    If you’re a great fit, we will drop everything and call you immediately

    Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until the right candidate is identified.

    Only qualified candidates will be invited for interviews.


    Regional Security Officer - National Position

    Position: Regional Security Officer (RSO) - National Position

    Location: Nairobi, Kenya - Roving/ travel across RI operations in the region up to 50%

    About RI: Relief International (RI) is a leading global change organization and home to teams of humanitarian activist-professionals committed to transforming adversity into renewal for the world’s most vulnerable populations. By partnering with beneficiaries and communities on the front-lines, RI innovatively bridges the gap between immediate relief and long-term community development.

    Reports to: Regional Director - Africa

    Position Summary:

    The Regional Security Officer (RSO) main aim is to oversee and provide advice/guidance on safety and security risk management through increased capacity, technical support and advice both to the regional team and country programs on all aspects of staff safety and security and ensure appropriate systems are in place at regional and country level.

    The RSO will monitor regional situation, identify inherent threats and minimize risks to the programmes in consistent with RI Security Policy and Standards.

    He/She will conduct safety and security assessments; provide training for Regional and Country Office staff, especially safety and security focal persons; analyzing incident reports and security updates; responding to Country Office inquiries; and deploying to RI declared emergencies to ensure safety and security management in addressing emergency response needs.

    The RSO will provide support and guidance to regional and country directors on crisis management and security incident analysis including post incident lessons learnt reviews. The Regional Security Officer will report to the RI Africa Operation Director and RD.

    Essential duties and Responsibilities

    Security Focal Point

  • Serve as a security focal point for RI Africa region;
  • Represent RI Africa region at interagency regional security forums and meetings.
  • Advice and program recommendations to the Regional and Country Director on all matters related but not limited to security management, security planning and implementation, staff and site security, protocols and procedures;
  • Orientate new staff arriving in the region with a global trend, analysis as to complement in country focal pints orientation.

    Information Management

  • Deliver reports forwarding recommendations and observations from field trips;
  • Monitor national, REGIONAL and international information sources (UN, Governmental and NGO sources, etc) and inform the RD/CD of changes impacting RI’ security;
  • Maintain an incident reporting, maps and analysis capacity through simple means for RI staff in both region at regional, country and field level;
  • Offer an incident warning system that informs RI’s emergency communications pyramid (warden system);
  • Based on the existing RI documents, prepare a weekly security update for submission to RD, CD and the RI HQ Senior Security Management Team for information and when necessary for action.

    Security Planning, Guidelines and Global security standards

  • Familiarize with security plan and procedures and propose adequate modifications, ensuring existence of an efficient security system for RI offices, houses and warehouses to ensure protection of both lives and property.
  • Follow and ensure in the Africa region the implementation of the RI Global Security policies and manuals, including the Security Management Plan, Minimum Operating Standards for Security, and contingency plans;
  • Maintain and ensure RI Africa region has a current, updates, appropriate Security Management Plan that reflects an updated risk assessment; Update the Standard Operating Procedures according to the above mentioned assessment in relation with the Security Focal Points in country offices;
  • Working in conjunction with the RD/CD, undertakes a security assessment based on the guidelines provided by RIHQ. Presents the information to the RD/CD in report form.
  • Updates the information on a twice-yearly basis and change the SRA and security plan accordingly. Collects information concerning security incidents from all RI locations and with all RI staff. Reports security information in writing to the RD/ CD promptly.
  • Suggests preventative measures to reduce security risks. Suggests solutions to security problems.
  • Working with the RD/CD, revises SOP’ security procedures and protocols based on changing security environments, factors or threats.
  • Participate in budget planning: input into the Project proposals and budgets and give recommendations for the annual security budgets.

    Technical support and Training

  • Provide technical support through consultations in person, by phone, Skype, or email with all requesting staff;
  • Conduct regular security field audits and site assessments on request to assess security environments, report on findings and design necessary improvements;
  • Assist and provide expertise to regional, country and field-based departments in security risk assessment and analysis for future projects;
  • Coordinate post-incident follow up actions, analysis and recommendations;
  • Facilitate, provide support and train in the proper use of common communications and security assets including HF and VHF radio networks and satellite phones according to radio protocols and other communications technologies.
  • Ensure proper guards selection and management of contractors.
  • Ensures that security personnel (security focal points and country security officers) are knowledgeable about their role and responsibilities and provides necessary training with security focal points.

    Networking

  • Develop a network of relationships with peers in the humanitarian community (UN, NGO, INSO, NRD and ICRC) and actively seek opportunities for formal and informal cooperation in the region.

    Qualifications & Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent
  • A minimum of four (4) years' experience in a similar role with regional responsibilities
  • Proven ability in security management and/or crisis management in an unstable and insecure environment. Previous experiences managing humanitarian crisis/emergencies an added advantage
  • Effective technical/instructional skills
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple complex tasks independently
  • Strong leadership and communication (interpersonal, verbal and written) skills
  • Excellent computer skills with solid knowledge of MS Office
  • Experience in training adults using modern methods.
  • Experience in a multi-cultural environment necessary
  • Experience in conducting assessments preferred
  • Ability to travel up to 50% of the time as Roving RSO

    RI Values:

    We would like to share Relief International's Values with you:

    We uphold the Humanitarian Principles: humanity, neutrality, impartiality, and operational independence. We affirmatively engage the most vulnerable communities.

    We value:

  • Inclusiveness
  • Transparency and Accountability
  • Agility and Innovation
  • Collaboration
  • Sustainability

    ​This is a national position open to Kenya citizens.

    How to apply:

    For more information and job application details, see; Regional Security Officer


    Quality Assurance (QA) and Knowledge Manager

    World Vision International

    World Vision is a Christian humanitarian, development and advocacy organisation devoted to improving the lives of children, families and their communities around the world. Our 45,000+ staff members working in more than 90 countries are united through our ethos, mission and shared desire for all individuals, especially children, to overcome poverty, inequality and injustice.

    Here’s where you come in:

    As Quality Assurance (QA) and Knowledge Manager you will lead and manage the Design, Monitoring & Evaluation (DM&E), quality assurance and learning functions for Somalia Resilience Programme (SomReP) consortium.

    You will develop and implement an organization-wide strategy in design, monitoring and evaluation, including quality program development, resilience impact research and program knowledge management.

    You will provide capacity building to M&E staff within the 7 consortium member (ACF, CARE, OXFAM, DRC, ADRA, COOPI, WV SOMALIA) NGOs to help them move through the donor program/project cycle.

    You will also supervise SomRe GIS & Information Management Officer and Design, Monitoring & Evaluation Officer and lead research partnerships with academic institutions to create a best practice resilience design, M&E service that will demonstrate results through research and learning events.

    Requirements include:

  • A minimum of a Master’s Degree related to either social science, community development, food security & livelihoods, disaster risk reduction or monitoring & evaluation.
  • At least 6 years’ experience managing people and programs in an international NGO context.
  • Extensive expertise in the evaluation models and tools, and ability to adapt, contextualized and apply appropriately to all project contexts.
  • Experience working with a consortium and/or highly complex program with multiple stakeholders.
  • Experience in appraisal/Participatory Learning & Action, PEP, Appreciative Inquiry, etc.
  • Work environment: Office-based with frequent travel to the field.
  • Travel: Up to 30% travel in Somalia is required.

    How to apply:

    Is this the job for you?

    World Vision is dedicated to our team members’ development and their success. We aspire for all employees to be fulfilled through their work and their contributions to an organisation working to provide long-term sustainable solutions to the world’s most vulnerable people.

    For more information and job application details, see; Quality Assurance (QA) and Knowledge Manager

    For more information on World Vision International, please visit our website: www.wvi.org. Due to the number of applications received, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.


    Program Assistant, G-4 (Nairobi),Kenya

    Organizational location: UN-HABITAT, Regional Office for Africa

    Duty station: Nairobi

    Functional title: Program Assistant

    Grade: G4

    Post duration: 364 days

    Background

    The United Nations Human Settlements Program, UN-HABITAT, is the United Nations agency for human settlements. It is mandated by the UN General Assembly to promote socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities with the goal of providing adequate shelter for all. This position is located in the Regional Office for Africa, UN-HABITAT. The incumbent will be reporting to the Program Management Officer.

    Responsibilities:

    The incumbent will report to and work closely with the Programme Management Officers (PMOs) and Human Settlement Officers (HSOs) in the Regional Office for Africa (ROAf). The Incumbent is expected to assist the PMO in the day-to-day operations related to human resource, financial management, procurement & logistics and general administration.

    Under the direct supervision of D.R. Congo Program Management Officer, the incumbent will perform the following duties:

  • Assist in initiating the reviews, processes and follows-up actions related to administration of budget and expenditure e.g., preparing cost estimates, budget revisions, create budget allotments in Umoja system.
  • Process obligations (commitments) and payments for staff and non-staff related payments for contracts, consultants, events, Implementing Partners, procurements of services and goods, travels, and claims etc., and prepare fax authorization to UNDP offices for services.
  • Assist in preparation of financial reports and project delivery reports from Umoja and submit monthly project delivery budget reports to Project Managers and Country Offices.
  • Assist in reviewing and preparing submission of petty cash and cash advance expenditure reports from field offices and Implementing Partners to UNON for processing.
  • Assist in all actions and follow ups related to human resources activities e.g. recruitment of staff and consultants, update time and attendance records of field staff, performance appraisal reports, preparing and maintaining personnel data, and record keeping of all documents.
  • Ensure adherence to requirements/checklists of all documentations submitted for processing prior submission for authorization.
  • Assist in preparing and follow up actions regarding organization of events (workshops, training, conference, study tour and etc.). This includes preparing cost estimates, administrative arrangement document, travel arrangement and spreadsheet for distribution of travel expenses to the participants.
  • Prepare routine documents and correspondences to respond to enquiries in respect to relevant administrative, financial, procurement and personnel matters.
  • Maintain record keeping of electronic and hard documents and ensure the project filing system is up to date; Update the necessary databases for monitoring contracts and payments, budgets and expenditures;
  • Assist in administration of Property, Plant and Equipment, where applicable; and perform other duties that are within the incumbent’s expertise as assigned by the supervisor.

    Ciompetences

  • Professionalism: Ability to perform a broad range of administrative functions, e.g., finance and budget, human resources, database management, etc. Ability to apply knowledge of various United Nations administrative, financial and human resources rules and regulations in work situations. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations.
  • Planning& Organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.
  • Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

    Education

    Completion of secondary school education is required. Relevant training related to finance, human resource or administration would be desirable.

    Work Experience

    At least 3 years of relevant experience in financial or administrative functions is required. Good computer skills (Microsoft Office Windows Applications) required. Knowledge of UN financial systems e.g., SAP/Umoja will be an added advantage.

    Language Skills

    English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of French is desirable.

    Remuneration

    For more information and job details, see; UN website

    How to apply:

    All applications should be submitted via email to:

    Ms. Janet Kabatha
    UN-Habitat
    P.O. Box 30030 00100
    Nairobi, Kenya
    Email: janet.kabatha@unhabitat.org

    OR

    Ms. Susan Mburu
    UN-Habitat
    P.O. Box 30030 00100
    Nairobi, Kenya
    Email: susan.mburu@unhabitat.org
    Deadline for applications: 6th August 2016

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    Trócaire Jobs in Meru, Kenya

    1. Consultancy for river flows assessment

    Trócaire is an Irish Catholic Development Organization which works in solidarity with local development actors in over 20 countries across Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. Trócaire works through local partners who implement programmes in the organization’s priority areas of: Building sustainable livelihoods; Mobilizing for Justice; Preparing for and responding to emergencies; Responding to HIV/AIDS and; Promoting Gender equality.

    In Kenya , Trocaire works with Caritas Meru as a local partner and wishes to engage a consultant who will work directly with the Caritas Meru in assessing river flow trends.

    Ref: Consultancy to Technically Assess river flow for River Ruguti and Water Demand Analysis

    Caritas Meru is a charitable organisation that works to promote and facilitate communities to meet their need through capacity building, social economic development, lobbying and advocacy for sustainable development while envisaging a prosperous and self-determined society which upholds human dignity in line with gospel values.

    Contract title - Consultancy for river flows assessment

    Contract Duration - 20 days

    Location - Tharaka Nithi County – Kamwimbi/Kamaindi Locations

    1. Purpose of the consultancy

    The overall purpose of the consultancy is:

    (i) Carry out an assessment on river Ruguti to establish river flow trends since that is where Gitoogo Kamaindi Water Project abstracts water.

    (ii) Carry out water demand analysis and recommend on the appropriate irrigation technologies for the GKWP farmers.

    2. Deliverables

    A program for the assessment process

    Provide hydrological characteristics and analysis of river Ruguti

  • Assess the farming technologies applied and their impact and recommend the most efficient water management technologies
  • Assess crop water requirement for the irrigated crops
  • Provide analysis of the general catchment management possibilities

    3. Requirements

    The Consultant should have:

  • At least a degree in water/irrigation engineering or hydrology and/or related technical field.
  • Minimum 3 years skilled experience in the same field.
  • Sound interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team environment.
  • Good working knowledge of spreadsheets (Excel)
  • Good written and verbal communication skills in English

    4.Timelines

    The consultancy is expected to take twenty (20) days. He/she is not expected to sub contract or delegate his responsibilities to any other party. This includes all work from inception to final report writing.

    The consultant shall pay the taxes, levies and other impositions levied under the applicable law and Trocaire will deduct such taxes as may be lawfully required (ie. withholding tax).

    Trocaire contract procedures and standards shall apply before, during and after the completion of the assignment.

    How to apply:

    The potential consultants are requested to send their profiles with CVs, cover letter and relevant certificates on or before August 3rd, 2016 to hrkenya@trocaire.org with subject line RIVER FLOW ASSESSMENT.

    Ensure you attach the filled work plan, breakdown of expenses and your physical address, and PIN certificate.

    2. Consultant – Construction Site Supervisor

    Duration: 3 months

    Location: Tharaka Nithi county - Gitoogo Kamaindi Water Project in Kamwimbi

    1.Purpose of the consultancy assignment

    The overall purpose of the consultancy is:

    (i) To provide overall supervision of the construction of the water treatment plant and its subsidiaries.

    (ii) To ensure that the project adheres to all construction regulations, standards, quality and timelines.

    (iii) Provide relevant technical advice and solutions in regards to the construction project.

    (iv) To develop appropriate construction monitoring documents and reports including Gantt charts, material schedules, site reports.

    (v) Ensure the contractor complies with standards of performance required, in accordance with technical specification provided in the Drawings, Bill of Quantities and Works Contract

    2.Deliverables:

    A supervision schedule or program for the site

    Visit project sites on the contractual days to supervise on-going works

  • Inspect materials delivered to the site to ascertain that they match the BoQ specifications and are of good quality.
  • Inspect the work in progress, and see that it’s carried out in accordance to contract specifications, design, drawings, construction gantt chart and bill of quantities.
  • Offer technical advice to Caritas Meru and/or Trocaire and Contractor on practical solutions.
  • Prepare weekly progress reports against the agreed work plan.
  • Register variations upon the contract for correct measurement of work carried out
  • Carry out valuation of works completed to facilitate completion certificate approval.
  • Making safety inspections of site when work is underway and ensuring regulations relating to health and safety and environment are adhered to

    3.Requirements:

    The Consultant should have:

  • At least a Diploma preferably in the area of civil or water engineering or construction management and/or related technical field.
  • Minimum 3 years skilled experience and at least 1 year as a construction supervisor in similar project or construction of water structures.
  • Registered with engineers registration board or construction supervisor with the national construction authority
  • Sound interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team environment.
  • Good working knowledge of spreadsheets (Excel)
  • Good written and verbal communication skills in English

    5. Timeline

  • The construction supervisor shall be expected to be on the site for the 3 months. He/she is not expected to sub contract or delegate his responsibilities to any other party. This includes all work from inception to final report writing.
  • The consultant shall pay the taxes, levies and other impositions levied under the applicable law and Caritas Meru will deduct such taxes as may be lawfully required (i.e. withholding tax).
  • Caritas Meru contract procedures and standards shall apply before, during and after the completion of the assignment.

    How to apply:

    Interested applicants should send an updated CV, a cover letter, contact for 3 professional referees to: hrkenya@trocaire.org with subject line Construction site supervisor.

    Ensure you attach the filled breakdown of expenses and your physical address, and PIN certificate.


    USAID KIWASH Project Household Nutrition and WASH Manager Job in Kisumu Kenya

    DAI, a global development consulting firm, seeks applications from qualified candidates for the position of Household Nutrition and WASH Manager for the Kenya Integrated Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (KIWASH) project.

    KIWASH is a five-year initiative of the US Agency for International Development (USAID). Its primary goal is to improve lives and health of Kenyan citizens in nine counties through development and management of sustainable water, sanitation and hygiene services.

    Household Nutrition and WASH Manager

    Summary of Primary Duties: The Household Nutrition and WASH Manager will support the Agriculture & Nutrition Advisor to roll-out and monitor integrated KIWASH nutrition and WASH activities in the target counties.

    He or she will support the design and roll-out Essential Nutrition Actions (ENA) and Essential WASH Actions (EWA) messaging, behavior change communications strategies, and training/ToT for KIWASH stakeholders.

    Essential Duties

  • Work with stakeholders to increase access to and adoption of improved sanitation and uptake of key hygiene behaviors;
  • Provide technical assistance on service delivery of water and solid waste management;
  • Collaborate with Kenyan Health Systems and Services at the country/county level to promote EWA and ENA efforts;
  • Reinforce the work of KIWASH’s behavior change communications partners to promote EWA and ENA efforts and complement other WASH initiatives;
  • Promote Safe Water and Hygiene Kits as an incentive for early and frequent antenatal care, in line with the integration of WASH in nutrition assessment, counseling, and support;
  • Promote integration of WASH messaging in Oral Rehydration Therapy (ORT) corners in health facilities
  • Create and promote nutrition messaging that focuses on ensuring adequate dietary practices must accompany increased production of nutritious foods;
  • Deliver nutrition messaging to promote preparation and consumption of nutrient dense and diverse foods;
  • Distribute/disseminate agricultural information and information regarding improved technologies to the rural poor to improve nutrition and potentially increase incomes through sales of excess produce;
  • Promote the use of small-scale irrigation kits for use on kitchen gardens whose primary goal will be to diversify production to increase the intake of micronutrients at the household level;
  • Track consumption of nutrient-rich and diversified foods at the household level;
  • Regular and timely inputs into KIWASH bi-weekly, quarterly, and annual reports, as well as annual work plan;
  • Participate in generation of evidence, documentation of best practices and lessons learned;
  • Other tasks as required by supervisor(s).

    Supervisory Responsibilities: The Kisumu-based Manager will supervise WASH and Nutrition Specialists in Busia, Kakamega, Migori, Nyamira, and Siaya.

    Qualifications

  • 7+ years of experience working in WASH-related programs (nutrition, water supply, sanitation, hygiene and/or water resources management as it pertains to water and sanitation services) in East Africa;
  • Master’s degree in a related area preferred;
  • Experience in working on community-based nutrition, water supply and sanitation program implementation, with service delivery mechanisms, including cost and recovery mechanisms;
  • Knowledge and experience working on Kenyan nutrition, water supply and sanitation issues;
  • English language written and verbal fluency.

    Base of Operations: The Position will be based in Kisumu with occasional travel to the Counties.

    Reporting: The Household Nutrition and WASH Manager will report to the Agriculture and Nutrition Advisor.

    Interested applicants should apply via the link, Project Household Nutrition and WASH Manager by August 9, 2016.

    Only candidates who send their information by applying through the link and by the deadline will be eligible.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    DAI provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics


    Center for Victims of Torture Psychotherapist / Trainer Job in Nairobi Kenya

    External Vacancy Announcement

    Position: Psychotherapist / Trainer

    Location: Nairobi

    Report To: Clinical Advisor for Mental Health and Country Director

    Summary: The Center for Victims of Torture is seeking a Psychotherapist / Trainer to work with a program in Kenya addressing the mental health needs of urban refugees.

    As part of an interdisciplinary team, the Psychotherapist / Trainer will oversee psychological interventions, including individual and group therapy with adults and children who are survivors of torture.

    This position also will provide training and supervision to a team of psychosocial counselors and provide education and support to help other organizations better meet the needs of torture survivors.

    The position has a one-year renewable agreement and will begin immediately.

    Job Responsibilities:

  • Clinical supervision and training: Conduct on-going clinical supervision, mentoring, and modeling to psychosocial counselors. Design and carryout training programs for psychosocial counselors. Continually assess development needs of counselors and adapt training and coaching accordingly.
  • Clinical Management: Manage performance of supervisees, manage day-to-day operations of the program, including managing a counseling team that provides services in multiple locations. Track and ensure program objectives are met.
  • Promote collaboration between disciplines of counseling and physiotherapy.
  • Psychotherapy: Provide psychotherapy to individuals, families, and groups impacted by torture and survivors of war, in order to model methods and build capacity of psychosocial counselors. Collaborate with other interdisciplinary providers as part of an integrated care model.
  • Community Assessment: Carry out need assessments in local communities to determine appropriate mental health interventions for people who have been tortured and/or traumatized by war, to include identification of target population and program sites.
  • Reporting: Write and submit regular reports regarding clinical and training activities.
  • Program Evaluation: Participate in the design and implementation of program evaluation.
  • Community Collaboration and Capacity-building: Provide training and coordination with other organizations to better address the needs of torture and war survivors.
  • Other Duties: Participate in other program activities, meetings, and trainings.
  • Complete administrative responsibilities. Perform other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications:

  • Required education, experience, certificates, licenses or registrations Advanced degree in Clinical Psychology or Counseling. Masters degree or equivalent required.
  • Extensive experience providing psychotherapy to children, adults, families, and groups.
  • Understanding of and experience implementing culturally appropriate mental health interventions, including individual, group and community-based approaches for people who have suffered torture and trauma.
  • Understanding of and experience developing curriculum and providing training for mental health professionals using interactive methodologies. Experience providing training and sensitization on the effects of trauma and war.
  • Experience working as part of an interdisciplinary team desirable.
  • Fluency in English required. Knowledge of other relevant languages spoken in East Africa, such as French, Somali, and Swahili, preferred.
  • International experience required. Experience working in Africa strongly preferred.
  • Experience supervising staff required. Experience supervising mental health counselors preferred.
  • Skilled at carrying out needs assessment and program evaluations.
  • Demonstrated flexibility to adapt to changing program requirements, client needs, and political climate.
  • Skilled at working as a member of a multi-disciplinary team.

    Competencies (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities)

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite (Outlook, Word and Excel)
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communications skills
  • Excellent skills in organization, attention to detail and time management (including the ability to meet deadlines)
  • Interest in or commitment to human rights

    Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Supervises Psychosocial Counselors (PSCs) and Counseling Supervisor(s)

    Work Environment:

  • Urban work environment
  • Ability to travel around the metropolitan area of Nairobi

    Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to sit; stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.

    This position requires the ability to occasionally lift office products and supplies, of 10 to 15 pounds.

    Travel: Ability to travel to a variety of locations within Nairobi, including the slums.

    Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

    Interested candidates are requested to email their applications attaching their updated CVs, including contact email and telephone contacts of 3 referees to cvtkenyajobs@gmail.com not later than 9th August, 2016

    Only Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview.

    Only Kenya nationals are allowed to apply


    Cellulant Engagement Manager (Digital Banking) Job in Nairobi, Kenya

    Vacancy: Engagement Manager - Digital Banking

    Department: Kenya

    Location: Nairobi, Kenya

    Starting date: Immediate.

    Who are we?

    Cellulant is a digital payments business. We run an ecosystem of consumers, merchants and banks in which we facilitate payments and build value through the value-added services we layer on top.

    In building this ecosystem we serve different types of customers with different products, in a range that includes mobile banking products, mobile credit products, USSD, SMS, and digital content.

    We are currently serving merchants and banks across 10 countries, and a wide set of industries

    Our true competitive advantage lies in the ecosystem we are building – if we do a good job over the next few years, it will be the glue* that will connect everyone to everything – every consumer to every business in Africa.

    We will glue together hundreds of thousands of businesses to an increasingly significant number of mobile consumers. Face of success shall be 100m active consumers spending $50-$100 on a few hundred thousand businesses connected to our payments ecosystem.

    We aim to be Africa’s number 1 mobile commerce ecosystem by 2016.

    To be able to meet these aggressive growth expectations we need to grow our dynamic team. We invite you to be part of that growth by submitting your application to the above role.

    The position holder will be responsible for ensuring that banks are successfully engaged with the Cellulant products and services.

    Key Duties and Responsibilities:

    1. Selling Cellulant proposition banks

    a. Write and make sales presentations based on provided templates to bank executives.

    b. Write comprehensive proposals based on provided templates and present these to bank executives.

    c. Manage the sale through and across the multi-faceted interests and influences of executives of a target bank’s various business and functional units to ensure buy-in and support across the various bank units.

    d. Negotiate favourable commercial terms for Cellulant based on Cellulant’s commercial policy for the types of transactional services being provided.

    e. Draft contract documentation based on provided templates.

    2. Be Cellulant’s principal Project Board representative during implementation of bank projects to ensure focus on business value and delivery of the project within tight deadlines and planned cost constraints.

    3. After sales senior level business relationship for the following purposes:

    a. Evaluate the initial realization of the value for money objective, for both the Bank and Cellulant that motivated entering in to the solution and commercial agreement.

    This evaluation is to be performed during the first three months, and the three months after that, to include the following:

  • Monitoring the pace of conversion of mobile banking consumers will attain 40% and above within the first 3 months. I believe upon doing our part in terms of activation
  • Evaluate whether all qualified merchants have been set up and are generating the expected level of payment transactions compared to the mobile banking conversion achieved.
  • Evaluate whether the budgeted revenues are realistic and commensurate with the potential for the bank.
  • Evaluate whether service levels are in line with contracted SLAs. [This is an evaluation role, not a day-to-day service management action role. Service management is responsible for service work performance and reporting on service management to the bank]

    b. Revenue protection: Stay alert to potential threats to Cellulant’s business with a bank customer – for example, encroachment by competition via new products, innovations and substitutes – with the potential to undermine Cellulant’s business relationship with the client.

    c. Keep abreast of general innovations and the evolving business needs of the bank in the digital banking space and also of Cellulant’s evolving products and services and, in line with Cellulant’s strategy, instigate the development of substantial revenue opportunities with the bank that are aligned to the matching Cellulant’s products and services of the day, or to Cellulant’s potential capabilities.

    d. Develop and drive digital banking strategy with your cluster of banks

    e. Build and maintain strong and trustworthy relationships with key customer at management level (e.g. Channel manager; Product manager) to establish Cellulant as the partner of choice for mobile commerce.

    f. Bring in market insights and key customers long term needs regarding m- commerce

    4. The acquired knowledge about the banks goals and objectives, Cellulant’s solution to help meet the banks and Cellulant’s objectives, the internal workings and relationships of the bank’s multi-faceted units and the intimate details of the contract make the sales person best suited to carry on with the functions of after sales bank engagement.

    5. Any other duty that may be assigned from time to time.

    Who are you?

    Required skills:

  • Graduate in marketing, sales or business related degree or equivalent experience.
  • 5 years proven successful sales and account management experience.
  • Understanding of IT & Technology markets desirable.
  • Ability and desire to sell; entrepreneurial skill.
  • A high degree of business acumen.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • A positive, confident and determined approach.
  • Resilience and the ability to cope with rejection.
  • A high degree of self-motivation and ambition.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Project Management
  • Corporate (B2B) sales professional able to execute the sales process outlined
  • Substantial experience in B2B sales presentation, proposal writing, commercial negotiations and contract negotiations.
  • Experienced practitioner of pipeline sales management technique.
  • Sound understanding of business generally, its management and administration to guide the sales person in understanding the business consideration and politics going on in the bank.

    What do we offer you?

    When working at Cellulant, you can expect to work on a diverse range of problems, with inspiring and creative colleagues.

    You will have ample opportunities for growth and career development, and we highly value continuous learning.

    We offer you a challenging position in which you will be rewarded for performance.

    Apply now!

    Are you interested in this position and do you meet the minimum requirements?

    Apply by sending an e-mail with your CV and a convincing cover letter to

    Jobs@cellulant.com

    The selection process entails an oral interview stage, followed by a case study presentation and a final interview.

    The deadline for application is 5th August 2016.

    Due to the high volume of applications received only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    Do you have questions about this vacancy?

    Visit our website at www.cellulant.com

    Please do not hesitate to contact us by e-mail or telephone: jobs@cellulant.com or 0202606696.


    Hand in Hand Eastern Africa Fundraising Manager and ICT Officer Jobs in Kenya

    Hand in Hand Eastern Africa (HiH EA) is a registered Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) in Kenya and a member of the Hand in Hand global network whose vision is to alleviate poverty through enterprise development and job creation.

    HiH EAs mandate is to work within the Eastern Africa region arid is currently working in Kenya and gradually expanding to other Eastern Africa countries.

    HiH EA is seeking to fill the following vacancies to join our team and invites applications from suitably qualified individuals.

    Female applicants who meet the minimum qualifications are particularly encouraged to apply.

    Fundraising Manager

    Ref No: FDR MGR 01-2016

    Reporting to the CEO, the Fundraising Manager shall be responsible for coordinating the sourcing of donor funds for the HiH EA program operations.

    The incumbent will be directly responsible for identification and engaging potential donors and generating proposals for funding in liaison with the other HiH EA program team members for long-term organizational sustainability.

    Specifications

  • At least Bachelors degree in Commerce, Business Administration/Management, Economics, Project Management or a relevant business discipline.
  • 5 years demonstrable experience in active fundraising for social development in a high performance environment with tangible successful bilateral engagements with donors in an international NGO’s set up.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills and good interpersonal skills
  • Proficiency in use of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Ability to identify, build and maintain strong networks of funding sources and partners
  • Strong performance drive ,initiative and commitment to results
  • Integrity and willingness to commit to HiH EA’s mission and values at all times

    ICT Officer

    Ref No: ICT OFF 01-2016

    Reporting to the Head of ICT. the ICT Officer shall support the ICT function and strategy implementation to ensure the organization acquires or develops and maintains robust and effective ICT systems and services.

    Specifications

  • Minimum of Diploma in IT or equivalent from an accredited institution
  • 1 year experience rendering ICT support in a busy multiple user setup
  • Excellent use of computerized systems and Microsoft suite packages
  • Able to design and maintain a Website
  • A self starter working with minimum supervision and flexibility
  • Ability and willingness to commit to the HiH EA’s vision, mission and values
  • Additional organizational information as well as duties/responsibilities, expectations, measurable outputs and performance indicators regarding this position are available in the detailed advert at the HiH EA website

    Qualified and interested candidates should forward a cover letter and CV, citing the Position and Reference Number to HiH EA via the email careers@handinhandea.org by 5th August, 2016.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

    P.O Box 8562-00100 Nairobi.

    Tel: 020 2660908, 020 2660909

    Website: www.handinhand-ea.org


    Vihiga County Assembly Jobs in Kenya

    County Government of Vihiga

    Vihiga County Assembly

    Office of the Clerk of the County Assembly

    Invitation for applications for various positions at the county assembly

    The County Assembly of Vihiga invites applications from suitably qualified Kenyans for the positions listed below:

    1 . Chairperson, Audit Committee - (1 position)

    2. Member, Audit Committee - (2 positions)

    3. Legal Counsel II Ref: VC/CASB/20l6 - (1 position)

    4. Senior Fiscal Analyst Ref:VC/CASB/2016 - (1 position)

    A detailed description of the positions and their requirements are available from our website accessed through the link County Government of Vihiga under resources (downloads)

    The applications are to be received on or before Monday, 8th August 2016 at 5.00pm.

    Ambaka Kilinga
    Secretary
    County Assembly Service Board


    Kiambu County Internal Audit Committee Membership Vacancies in Kenya

    Republic of Kenya

    County Government of Kiambu

    Invitation for Application for Membership to the County Internal Audit Committee

    The Public Finance Management (PFM) Act, 2012 Section 155 (5), requires a County Government entity to establish an Internal Audit Committee as prescribed by the Public Finance and Management regulations, 2015.

    Reporting to the Governor, the Audit Committee will play a key role in supporting the Executive Management by monitoring arid reviewing the risk, control and governance processes that have been established in pursuant to the County’ s policies.

    However members of the audit committee will not play management or executive functions.

    This is a part -time responsibility that does not earn a salary but allowances as guided by the Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC).

    In pursuant to this, the County Government of Kiambu is inviting applications from interested and qualified persons to fill four ( 4 ) vacancies available in the Audit Committee as stipulated below:

    The Applicant must;

    (a) Possess a first Degree from a University recognized in Kenya in any field that is relevant to the operations of the County Government, in any of the following fields; Accounting, Finance, Law, Engineering, Management, Economics, Security/Risk management and with at least 10 years’ experience.

    (b) Must not be past or present employee of the Kiambu County Government, and shall not have served as an employee or agent of a business organization which has carried out any business with the Kiambu County Government in the last two years;

    (c) Must have a good understanding of the objects, principles and functions of County Government operations, Financial management reporting or auditing.

    (d) Possess strong interpersonal skills and be able to dedicate sufficient time to the performance of audit committee work;

    (e) Be a person with excellent working knowledge of an audit committee’s functions and risk management frameworks;

    (f) Must be persons of integrity and in compliance with the requirements of Chapter six of the Constitution:

    (g) Must be able to work independently, objectively and proactively.

    In addition to the above, any member who intends to serve as the chairperson must have the following;

    (a) Possess a first degree in Finance/ Accounting! Auditing! Commerce or equivalent;

    (b) The chairperson shall be independent to the County Government entity, be knowledgeable of the organization, have the requisite business and leadership skills and shall not be a political office holder;

    (c) Shall not be serving concurrently, as a member of any other committee of the County Government;

    (d) Must be an independent proactive leader with confidence and integrity: possesses strong interpersonal skills and available to develop and closely monitor the committee agenda;

    Other requirements:

    (a) Certificate of Good Conduct

    (b) Certificate of Clearance from Credit Reference Bureau

    (c) Certificate of Tax Compliance from Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)

    (d) Certificate of Clearance from EACC

    (e) Certificate of Clearance from HELB

    Term in office: 3 years contract which is renewable for another 3 years (only) subject to performance

    Application Process

    Applications in a sealed envelope together with the detailed Curriculum vitae, copies of Academic and Professional Certificates, National Identity card, clearance certificates, Testimonials and any other relevant supporting documents clearly marked application for Member, Kiambu County Audit Committee should be addressed to;

    The County Secretary
    County Government of Kiambu
    P.O. Box 2344-00900,
    Kiambu, Kenya.

    So as to be received not later than 12th August, 2016

    NB: Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted


    Baringo County Assembly Audit Committee Membership Vacancies in Kenya

    Baringo County Government

    Baringo County Assembly

    Invitation for Application for Membership in the Baringo County Assembly Audit Committee

    3 Vacancies

    Pursuant to section 155(5) of the Public Finance Management Act 2012 and Regulation No. 167(1) of the Public Finance Management Regulations 2015; the County Assembly of Baringo is in the process of establishing the County Assembly Audit Committee.

    The County Assembly Audit Committee will support the Assembly in its responsibilities on issues of risk, control, and governance and associated assurance among other responsibilities.

    The County Assembly of Baringo therefore invites applications from suitably qualified Kenyans for the position of:

    1. One (1) position for the Chairperson of the County Assembly Audit Committee

    2. Two (2) positions for the Members of the County Assembly Audit Committee

    To be appointed as a Chairperson/member of the Audit Committee, a person should hold a degree from a University recognized in Kenya and have knowledge and experience of not less than seven (7) years in any of the following fields:

    (i) Accounting / Auditing / Finance

    (ii) Economics

    (iii) Security / Risk Management

    (iv) Law

    Other Requirements

    Members of the Audit Committee shall:

    (i) Have a good understanding of the county governments operations, financial management and reporting or auditing

    (ii) Have a good understanding of the objects, principles and functions of the Baringo County Assembly

    (iii) Meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution

    (iv) Must be affiliated to professional bodies e.g. ICPAK, ICPSK, ACFE, LSK, IIA, IEK or any other relevant body and be a member in good standing

    (v) Audit Committee Chairperson shall be a member of ICPAK

    Note

    (i) Members of the Audit Committee shall serve on part-time basis for a period of three years and shall be eligible for reappointment for a further one term only.

    (ii) The allowances payable to members of the Audit Committee, being public officers shall be determined by the Salaries and Remuneration Commission.

    (iii) A person shall not be qualified for appointment as a member of Audit Committee if the person:

    (a) Is a past or present employee of Baringo County Assembly

    (b) Is a political office holder or has served as an employee or an agent of a business organization which has carried out any business with Baringo County Assembly for the last two years.

    Application Process

    (i) All applicants should attach copies of current clearance from CID, HELB, KRA, EACC and clearance from any approved credit reference bureaus to their application.

    (ii) Application in a sealed envelope together with the detailed curriculum vitae, copies of academic and professional certificates, national identity card, testimonials, clearances and any other relevant supporting document, clearly marked Application for Chairperson/ Member, Baringo County Assembly Audit Committee, should be addressed to:

    The Clerk to County Assembly,
    Baringo County Assembly,
    P.O. Box 159-30400,
    Kabarnet, Kenya.

    So as to be received on or before Monday, 8th August 2016.

    Only qualified and shortlisted candidates will be contacted and any canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.


    Aga Khan Foundation Project Manager (Youth Social and Economic Programming) Job in Nairobi Kenya

    Aga Khan Foundation, East Africa

    Vacancy: Project Manager, Youth Social and Economic Programming

    Are you committed to supporting Kenya’s next generation of rural youth in north-eastern Kenya?

    Do you have the innovation, drive and experience required to manage a sustainable economic development portfolio?

    The Aga Khan Foundation (East Africa) is seeking a dynamic and qualified Project Manager to manage AKF’s expanding youth programming in Kenya.

    The position will be based in Nairobi and manage programming in Coast and the ASAL region.

    The Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) is a private, non-denominational, international development agency promoting creative and effective solutions to selected problems that impede social and economic development in parts of Africa and Asia in Kenya.

    AKF is managing a robust and expanding portfolio of multi-sectorial initiatives that includes programmes in education, early childhood development, health, nutrition and civil society strengthening.

    Responsibilities:

    The Project Manager will be expected to take lead on planning, coordinating and overseeing youth programming in Coast (Lamu) region and the ASAL5 (Garissa and Mandera) counties.

    AKF’s youth programming is implemented primarily by AKF East Africa, in partnership with other CSQ partners and the Government of Kenya.

    The Project Manager will oversee the implementation and reporting of the program, including overseeing progress, timely implementation of activities, the provision of sub-grants and consulting contracts as needed, coordinating with staff from AKF and the other implementing partners across the three counties on a daily basis.

    S/he will collaborate with relevant government stakeholders. Reporting to the Senior Regional Programme Officer, Rural Development, the Project Manager will lead the liaison, coordination and collaboration with the key local stakeholders, particularly the county and sub-county governments.

    The ideal candidate will have:

  • Minimum of a Master’s degree in international development, business / entrepreneurship development or technical education;
  • At least eight years’ experience leading or coordinating youth programming in developing countries, preferably East Africa;
  • At least five years’ experience in managing large and complex livelihoods projects (preferably youth focused) in developing countries. Experience in gender and vocational training is an added advantage:
  • Experience working in Lamu, Garissa and Mandera will be an added advantage;
  • Demonstrated capacity to write high quality reports for donor projects and analytical briefs;
  • Strong familiarity with monitoring and evaluation methodologies and logical frameworks from European donors/the EC;
  • Exceptional written and verbal skills in English. Knowledge of Kiswahili will be an advantage:
  • Superior analytical, organisational, interpersonal, negotiation and problem-solving skills:
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and motivate a large team of staff, individual experts and partners;
  • Experience of working with the EC and other bilateral donors is desirable.

    How to Apply

    Interested candidates should submit a cover letter. CV (not exceeding four pages) indicating your current salary and the names and contact information of three referees before on 3rd August, 2016 to:

    recruitment@akfea.org

    Please mention the title of the position arid do not attach any document other than the CV and cover letter.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    The Aga Khan Foundation is an agency of the Aga Khan Development Network (www.akdn.org)


    SMEP Microfinance Bank Jobs in Kenya

    SMEP Microfinance Bank Limited, a Christian based Bank regulated by the Central Bank of Kenya, invites applications from interested and suitably qualified candidates to fill the position of:

    1.Head of Micro Finance Business

    Ref: HMFB/01/2016

    Reporting to the General Manager, the position is responsible for overseeing the Banks’ marketing units and promotion of the Bank’s products and services in accordance with the Banks’ business plans in order to meet targets for growth and to contribute to Banks’ profitability.

    The job holder will also be responsible for developing appropriate products and marketing strategies for the Bank to win new business at the appropriate margin.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • In charge of the Banks’ marketing Units
  • Take the lead in the formulation, development and review of the relevant Policies and Strategies that optimize sales of Banks’ products & services
  • Provide business development and marketing support to marketing units
  • Preparation of budgets and monitor expenditure for the marketing units.
  • Ensure periodic reviews of the performance of the Bank’s products and services.
  • Taking lead in sourcing for strategic partnerships and managing the relationships with the various stakeholders to enhance growth of the Banks’ business.
  • Provide leadership for the Marketing Units in deposit mobilization activities and initiatives and growing quality asset loan portfolios
  • Assist in formulating and coordinating marketing activities and policies to promote products and services.
  • Develop and ensure implementation of effective customer care mechanism that ensures responsiveness to customers’ expectation
  • Support in staff mentorship and capacity building through training and coaching
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the Supervisor from time to time.

    Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree in Accounting, Commerce, Marketing, Banking, or other business-related field
  • Post Graduate qualification or certification in a Business Related field will be an added advantage
  • Must be adept in ICT skills
  • Between 35 to 40 years of age

    Key Qualities & Competencies

  • Must have at least 3 years senior management experience in Micro Finance at a reputable financial institution
  • Strong business acumen and proven innovativeness
  • Strong marketing and networking skills
  • Excellent Communication and Administration skills
  • Self-driven, results-oriented with a positive outlook
  • Must have a clear focus on high quality and business profit
  • A natural forward planner who critically assesses own performance, mature, credible, and comfortable in dealing with senior company executives, reliable, tolerant, and determined

    Applicants must be committed to Christian values with a passion to serve Able to get on with others and be a team-player with excellent interpersonal skills

    How to Apply

    Qualified and interested candidates who meet the above criteria should download the “Job Application Form” Head of Micro Finance Business, and send their filled applications to recruitment@smep.co.ke on or before Wednesday, 3rd August, 2016.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    2. Personal Assistant to The CEO & Communications Officer

    Ref: PAC/01/2016

    Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the successful candidate will provide high quality executive support to the CEO and proactively manage and facilitate the workflow process in the CEOs’ office.

    The job holder will also manage external communication in the Bank and collaborate with others in the Bank to achieve brand consistency, coordination of messages, and the highest standards for external communications.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Planning and managing corporate meetings and events
  • Organizing the CEOs’ meetings with various stakeholders and designing and producing documents, briefing papers, reports and presentations for the CEO
  • Carry out specific projects, research and administration as required by the CEO
  • Liaising with clients and other stake holders competently, on behalf of the CEO
  • Preparing correspondence for official communication by the CEO
  • Coordinating Bank-wide design, message, and content generation, including electronic and print communications for the Bank
  • Coordinate event photography, activities for use in publications.
  • Assist in coordination of media events including press conferences, radio and television segments.

    Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communication/Public Relations or Business administration with major in marketing or communications or a related field is required
  • Knowledge and understanding of media including social media and experience in using digital platforms
  • Minimum experience of 3years in Public Relations/ Communications & Marketing
  • Experience serving senior executives specifically in the financial sector will be an added advantage
  • Advanced ICT skills

    Key Qualities & Competencies

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent organization skills with an eye for detail
  • Confident, decisive, efficient and proactive in their approach
  • People person who is adaptable to change and to work extra hours to meet deadlines
  • The ability to exercise a high-level of tact, discretion in relation to sensitive and confidential matters.
  • Willing to travel at short notice
  • Self-driven, results-oriented with a positive outlook

    Applicants must be committed to Christian values with a passion to serve Able to get on with others and be a team-player with excellent interpersonal skills

    How to Apply

    Qualified and interested candidates who meet the above criteria should download the “Job Application Form” Personal Assistant to The CEO & Communications Officer, and send their filled applications to recruitment@smep.co.ke on or before Wednesday, 3rd August, 2016.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


    Plan International Consultancy for Development of Peer Educator Training Curriculum and Training Guidelines or Various Project Cohorts under the Young Health Programme

    Plan International

    Terms of Reference

    Consultancy for Development of Peer Educator Training Curriculum and Training Guidelines or Various Project Cohorts under the Young Health Programme

    Plan International Kenya is seeking services of a qualified Curriculum Development Expert or firm to consolidate the curricula and guidelines on the risk behaviours which can lead to NCDs as well as Gender Equality training curricula and modules from the Ministry of Health, Education and other partners, as well the results of the baseline and formative study of the YHP into an integrated curriculum and trainers guides that will be used for training the mentioned groups on the project specific programmatic areas.

    Expected Deliverables and Outcomes of the Assignment

    The key deliverables for this consultancy will be:

  • A Peer Educators Training Curriculum that Peer Educators will use to train their peers.
  • A TOT facilitation guide that will be used to train Peer Educators.
  • Top-line training guidelines to be used for training community health volunteers, community leaders, champion teachers and youth advocates.
  • Further details for interested consultants / individuals

    Interested and qualified firms or individuals who meet the requirements noted above and are able to provide deliverables in line with the required timeframe are invited to access the full version of this Terms of Reference at Consultancy for Development of Peer Educator.

    The application must demonstrate a clear understanding of the TOR, a robust methodology and quality control.

    Closing date for submission of the completed application is 22nd August 2016 at 12.00 noon.

    Plan International Kenya reserves the right to accept or reject any proposal and is not bound to give reasons for


    Salvation Army Field Cluster Coordinator (KISC-WASH Project) Job in Kitui County, Kenya

    The Community Development and Health Office of the Salvation Army Kenya East Territory seeks to recruit a qualified person to fill the position of Field Cluster Coordinator in their Kitui / Mwingi Cluster to oversee the implementation of the Kenya Integrated School and Community Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (KISC-WASH)

    Project.

    Position Summary: The role of this position is to facilitate communities and schools in the implementation of the KISC WASH Project as per the project design and plans.

    This is a full time contract position for 1 year renewable based on performance.

    The successful person shall be based at Thokoa in Kitui County.

    Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the project implementation in Kitui / Mwingi Cluster including preparation of plans, budgets and ensuring timely preparation of reports
  • Participate in networking meetings involving partners from the government, non-governmental organizations and other players from the private sector.
  • Facilitate communities to conduct a thorough needs assessment and prioritization.
  • Supervise the construction of WASH facilities and agricultural interventions undertaken within the targeted schools and communities to ensure quality control (materials and workmanship) and prudent use of resources
  • Work closely with the government officials, extension workers and NGO officials with similar objectives to those of the Salvation Army KISC WASH Project in order to enrich the projects output.
  • Compile and submit regular monitoring/field reports on all project activities within the cluster to the project Field Development Coordinator.
  • Assist the Project Manager in the preparation of quarterly / annual activity and financial reports
  • Organize and facilitate community trainings and health outreaches.
  • Other duties as may be required within the scope of the project.

    Qualifications & Experience:

  • Minimum of Diploma qualification in social sciences preferably in the following fields Community Development, Public Health, Agriculture. Environmental Sciences and Water Supply Technology from reputable institutions.
  • At least 1 year experience working with grass root communities. Experience in community WASH projects will be an added advantage.
  • Ability to organize and facilitate training targeting both adults and children using the participatory methodologies.
  • Ability to ride a Motor cycle. A valid riding license is mandatory.
  • Good knowledge of rainwater harvesting technologies,VIP latrines and other rural water supply solutions.
  • Fluent written and verbal English and Kiswahili language skills.

    Application Details:

    Interested candidates should submit their application letter and CV, including telephone contact and details of at least 3 professional referees, via email to kenya_projects@kya.salvationarmy.org by 5 August 2016.


    Kenya Nut Company Livestock Manager (Morendat Beef) Job Vacancy

    Kenya Nut Company Ltd is seeking a Livestock Manager for our meat production arm - Morendat Beef

    The Livestock Manager will be mandated with ensuring production of superior, flavoursome beef through rearing of the Company’s herds

    The Manager will be responsible for:

  • Directing & coordinating livestock farm activities, such as breeding, rearing, maintenance, feedlot management and shipment of livestock.
  • Planning & implementing policies and procedures to attain profitability and ensure compliance with Government regulations
  • Preparing breeding schedules based on customer orders, market forecasts and available facilities and equipment.
  • Examining livestock for illness or disease and either advising designated personnel of action to be taken or securing veterinarian services.
  • Inspecting facilities and equipment to ensure compliance with sanitation standards and to determine maintenance and repair requirements,
  • Preparing farm activity reports such as livestock production, slaughter, fodder production and storage.
  • Researching technical literature for data on breeding. rearing, habits, feedlot, diseases and treatment of various animals.

    Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Production or General Agriculture
  • Post-graduate training in the related field will be an added advantage.
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in a similar role.
  • Experience in feedlot management and management of big herds is an added advantage
  • Personal attributes: good communication and interpersonal skills, team player.

    Please send your CV and credentials- quoting your current salary package to hr@kenyanut.com with the subject line “Livestock Manager Application”

    The deadline for applications is 15 August 2016

    Shortlisted candidates will hear from us by 1st September 2016.


    Site Engineers, Site Supervisor and Plant Mechanics Jobs in Kenya

    Site Engineers

    We are one of the leading Local Civil Engineering Construction Companies currently undertaking major water supply projects.

    We are looking for competent Site Engineers to be deployed in various sites.

    Proven experience in construction of water treatment plants, reinforced concrete structures and installation of large diameter water pipelines is highly valued.

    The construction Site Engineers will report to the Site Agent / Manager and shall be part of the Site Management team.

    Their man task will be to assist the Site Agent in construction planning, scheduling, resource forecasting, cost and materials estimations.

    Job Tasks

  • Assist the Site Agent / Manager in construction, planning and management.
  • Interpret, review and approve survey and civil works.
  • Develop construction specification and procedures.
  • Design of temporary structures, framework and framework designs in consultation with supervision Engineers.
  • Establish, monitor, maintain and update construction work schedules and ensure works are completed are completed according to project plans.
  • Supervision of technicians, foremen and other workers to ensure works are built in conformance with specification and contractual requirements.
  • Ensure quality and work sites safety measures are observed.
  • Undertake measurements and quantifying works carried out by the contractor.
  • Identify and resolve site issues.
  • Effective communication between the contractor and the supervision Engineers.

    Site Supervisor

    The Surveyor will report to the Site Agent/Manager.

    Job Tasks

  • Interpretation of survey drawings & data.
  • Survey setting out at various construction sites.
  • Computation and recording of survey data.

    Requirements

  • A degree in Surveying with a minimum of 6 years’ experience in a related field.
  • Proven experience in engineering survey preferably in water infrastructure.

    Plant Mechanics

    As a construction plant mechanic it would be your job to make sure the plant equipment (excavators, dozers, dumpers etc.) are properly maintained and working properly.

    Job Tasks

    As a plant mechanic, your work will involve:

  • Carrying out routine servicing of plant and equipment.
  • Identifying faults, dismantling parts and repairing or replacing faulty parts.
  • Testing repairs.
  • Providing technical advice to construction plant operators.
  • Maintaining parts and repair materials inventory as well as placing requisitions.
  • Preparing mechanical maintenance report.

    Requirements

  • Certificate in plant maintenance / repair.
  • Proven experience / competence in maintenance and repair of heavy plant and equipment.
  • Awareness of health and safety issues.

    How to Apply

    Interested candidates who meet the above requirements should send their applications with detailed CVs and copies of certificates to:

    Email address: tclengineering2016@gmail.com

    Applications should be submitted not later than 29th July 2016.


    HIAS Refugee Trust of Kenya Jobs in Nairobi

    1. Volunteer Social Worker

    Job Summary

    The incumbent will provide social interventions and assistance to the most at risk and vulnerable refugee clients identified through assessments, case work and case management including follow up to ensure clients are receiving the services allocated and track the impact of the assistance provided to clients.

    Main Duties & Responsibilities:

    1.) Case work and management:

  • Identify refugees in need of social support (food , clothing, transport) by conducting social assessment, reviewing available assessment data on food and nutrition and If necessary, initiate home visits/ further assessment on key social factors relevant to food and nutritional support services in line with national and International standards and guiding principles by UNHCR, IASC, SPHERE Project WHO among others and report to the Counseling Psychologist
  • Implement and monitor merit based social assistance by issuing financial assistance and non-financial assistance in accordance with HRTK SOPs with timely updates to the Counseling Psychologist.
  • Conduct social assessments and keep track of socio-environmental risks faced by refugees to ensure mitigation of risks, identify, assess and compile assessment reports for PLWD, ELDERLY, WAR, SHH, GBV, SGBP and SVT, prepare GBVIMS and UNVFVT memos.
  • Assist in outreach and community dialogue activities on issues related to Sexual Gender Based Violence and other persons with specific needs
  • Conduct referrals of vulnerable refugees to partner agencies and follow up with clients to facilitate access to external services.
  • Prepare summaries for presentation in psychosocial panel, effect subsequent panel decisions and enter data into data base, give feedback to refugees
  • Monitor to ensure social assistance is reaching out to vulnerable refugees
  • Provide basic counseling and or psycho-education to refugees
  • Open files for all clients (soft and hard) and ensure that case management is in line with HIAS SOPs and other sector standards

    2.) Community outreach and community activities

  • Mobilize and conduct awareness and sensitization campaigns in the communities
  • Assess, identify analyses and suggest/implement community sensitive intervention geared towards building resilience and self-reliance
  • Conduct support groups, committee meetings and participate in community forums
  • Establish and maintain networks with existing community structures and other partners for referral and networking purposes

    3.) Reporting

  • Provide weekly and monthly reports and data to counseling psychologist and other technical officers highlighting individual performance, progress against targets and client needs
  • Prepare a success story quarterly for purposes of web updates and fundraising

    4.) Program development and Management

  • Attend regular staff meetings, trainings and other meetings as required and ensure regular personal development and supervision
  • Assist in the organization and facilitation of capacity building and staff development activities e.g. workshops, trainings, or information dissemination on issues relates to persons with specific needs
  • Perform other related duties as assigned

    Job specifications

  • A university degree in Social Work or related field with a strong bias in counseling.

    Skills & Competencies

  • Computer literacy with excellent working knowledge in WORD, ACCESS and EXCEL.
  • Good knowledge of human rights doctrine and working experience in counseling
  • Experience in capacity building including facilitation of community based training and awareness raising
  • Good knowledge of Child rights and issues related to prevention and response to Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV)
  • Good knowledge of Nairobi and its environs
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Have no less than 2 years working experience including one year in counseling or social work preferably in the NGO setting.
  • Working experience with refugees an added advantage.

    How to apply:

    If you meet the job specifications send your application letter and curriculum vitae to recruitment@hiasafrica.org by close of business Thursday 4th August 2016.

    2. Volunteer Counselling Psychologist

    Job summary

    The incumbent will spearhead the provision of counseling and other psychotherapeutic interventions to vulnerable and at risk refuge clients in emotional and psychological distress including those with mental health challenges impairing their normal functioning.

    1.) Program Management

  • Direct management of operations of the field office
  • Direct supervision of all staff in the field office
  • Implementing the strategic objectives at the field office and ensure strategic alignment for all activities in the field office
  • Develop and implement project work plans for the field office
  • Ensure appropriate scheduling of clients to the respective staff in the field office
  • Ensure efficient case management, documentation and filing at field level
  • Ensure adherence to HIAS policies, procedures, ethics, professional standards and best practices that bring in operational efficiencies and improve service delivery and client satisfaction
  • Ensure all team members have clarity about their roles and responsibilities and that services are offered in a professional and timely manner and ethical standards are maintained
  • Organize regular staff meetings in the field office
  • Conducting performance appraisal for all psychosocial staff in the field office

    2.) Provide Psychosocial Services

  • Provide individual and group counseling services and other short term therapeutic services to refugees referred to the field office and keep continuous counseling notes
  • Conduct psychological assessments and Mental Status Examinations and prepare and submit the reports to the PPM
  • Ensure appropriate psychosocial assessment and diagnosis of all the psychological cases are in line with the DSM-V and ICD-10, WHO Mental Health Atlas among others
  • Oversee counseling treatment programs and ensure the provision of technical assistance and training for clinical staff in order to establish and maintain appropriate treatment protocols resulting in the increase of the recovery of clients in line with national and international standards and guiding principles by UNHCR, IASC, SPHERE Project WHO among others
  • Maintain a tracker for all assessments conducted at the field level.
  • Ensure adherence to existing Standard Operating Procedures for all assessments and uphold integrity and confidentiality of the assessment process, ensuring that the Code of Conduct and the undertaking of confidentiality are signed by all those involved in the process.
  • Review all social and psychological assessments reports generated by field staff and ensure they are forwarded to the psychosocial manager for further review and submission to UNHCR or others.
  • Oversee provision of social assistance (FA, food, transport, clothes and other material assistance) and ensure adherence to finance SOPs
  • Assist protection officers in organizing and mobilizing for committee meetings, dialogues and other activities.

    3.) Reporting

  • Responsible for timely, quality and comprehensive field reports, reviewing and analyses of all psychosocial assessments , SGBV reports and drawing out of emerging trends and issues to inform in program planning and decision making.
  • Prepare and provide weekly, monthly reports and quarterly reports and data to the Psychosocial Manager highlighting office performance, progress against targets and client needs
  • Prepare a success story quarterly for purposes of web updates and fundraising
  • Ensure updated field office database
  • Ensure up to date record keeping

    4.) Coordination, Partnership and Networking

  • Take lead in crisis intervention
  • Develop and maintain partnership and network with external organizations and the government and keep a proper database
  • Assess refugees in need of psychiatric care, refer for needed services in consultation with the PPM, monitor progress, and prepare file notes
  • Follow up and monitor all referral cases and ensure timely turnaround of assessment reports and other interventions.
  • Attend sector related forums as required
  • Monitor use of resources for accountability and efficient use of the organizations resources.
  • Proactively coordinate with the Psychosocial Program Manager to ensure active follow ups on accounts receivables
  • Attend all relevant internal and external meetings

    Job Specifications

  • A minimum of a Master’s degree in counseling psychology or its equivalent from a recognized university.

    Skills and Competencies

  • Computer literacy a must with strong knowledge of ACCESS, EXCEL and WORD;
  • Ideal candidate should have a keen awareness and a good knowledge of psychosocial issues and the complexities of working on these issues with a refugee population;
  • Strong analytical and report writing skills and proven ability to conduct psychological assessments;
  • Must have at least 3 years’ experience in providing counseling services to trauma survivors in individual and group settings in a multi-cultural environment. Experience with refugees an advantage;
  • Experience in planning and implementing psychosocial project activities including facilitating individual and group therapy and training;
  • Experience working with children and child therapy, with good knowledge of child rights and protection;
  • Have group facilitation skills and experience;
  • Have at least one year of training experience;
  • Good team player with excellent cross-cultural interpersonal skills; proactive and able to work under minimal supervision while exercising diplomacy, flexibility and assertiveness;
  • Ability to confront and discuss sensitive issues with respect and able to uphold high standards of confidentiality;
  • No less than three years job experience in trauma counselling, preferably in the NGO sector. Knowledge of refugee protection and assistance a plus.

    How to apply:

    If you meet the job specifications send your application letter and curriculum vitae to recruitment@hiasafrica.org by close of business Thursday 4th August 2016.


    Business Systems Analyst Job in Nairobi Kenya

    Do you want to be a part of a dynamic team of people who are passionate about making agricultural markets work for thousands of smallholder farmers in East Africa? If yes, then Open Book Trading is the place for you. We are a young growing organisation comprised of five energetic and dynamic team members. We are looking for someone to take the technical lead, manage our systems and help us to reach our goals.

    About Open Book Trading

    Open Book Trading (OBT) Service is a business venture stemming from a project co-funded by techfortrade and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). Open Book Trading seeks to influence access to reliable markets and fair prices for smallholder farmers’ produce.

    Our goal is to reinvent the role of the middleman which has been labelled as fraudulent and oppressive to the farmers. We seek to change the way intermediaries/middlemen carry out their business, to make it transparent and of mutual benefit for all players. We have developed a technology that you will be managing.

    The OBT platform, developed using Salesforce, facilitates trades and demonstrates that transparency is a smart tool in agricultural trading. OBT currently supports 40 traders with plans to grow this to 160 traders within 12 months by providing a mobile friendly application with a delightful user interface that network managers are motivated to use for all their deal management.

    Key responsibilities of the role

    · Create and maintain process based training documentation and help related materials.

    · Train users (agricultural traders and internal team members.)

    · Respond to user queries and issues.

    · Provide advice and resolve issues.

    · Log all issues and track to resolution providing regular updates to users.

    · Manage issue resolution by vendors and third parties where appropriate.

    · Configure the OBT Salesforce application in line with user requests including creating custom workflows, validation, reports and dashboards.

    · Provide regular updates to the techfortrade management team on:

    1.system performance

    2.user feedback

    3.proposed areas for future development.

    · Keep application users informed about system functionality and enhancements.

    · Keep abreast of new Salesforce features and functionality and provide recommendations for process improvements.

    · Provide input into the IT Strategy for techfortrade and assist in the development of a Strategic Plan.

    · Prioritise development requirements and combine these into the scope of new projects to be delivered by external vendors.

    · Assist with the selection of vendors and the management of projects

    · Manage user acceptance and training of new functionality and systems.

    About you

    This role will suit a proactive, flexible, team player who thrives in a start-up culture. You will share our passion for using technical innovation to improve the agricultural trading environment and have great respect for traders, OBT team members and other stakeholders.

    You will be a highly organised, analytical problem solver who plays close attention to details. You should be an excellent communicator who naturally forms the bridge between business requirements and technical solutions and has the following skills and experience:

    Required

  • Bachelor’s Degree/ or diploma in IT.
  • Experience in supporting end users including; answering queries, resolving issues, tracking issues until they are resolved by others, logging and understanding requests for system changes,
  • Identify priority areas for system improvement
  • Experience in managing systems including
  • Monitoring performance
  • Managing backups
  • Resolving technical issues
  • Understanding of databases and query tools.
  • Experience in configuring applications in line with user requirements.

    Desirable

  • Salesforce certification
  • Experience in developing and supporting Salesforce applications
  • C.R.M. administration experience
  • Experience in understanding business processes and how systems can support business objectives
  • Experience in documenting software system requirements, agreeing these requirements with project sponsors and ensuring that the system produced meets these requirements
  • Experience in quality assurance
  • Experience in managing third party vendors
  • Experience and interest in the area of improving agricultural trading.

    Role Benefits

    This role reports directly to the director Open Book Trading with a salary commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience.The techfortrade management team are keen to share their experience and this role presents a great opportunity to expand your knowledge of the exciting world of agricultural trading and develop your ability to utilise technical innovation to create sustainable business models. You will be supported in developing your skills in project management, business analysis, vendor management and Salesforce.

    How to apply:

    Interested parties should submit applications before the 9th August 2016 to enquiries@techfortrade.org

    Please send your C.V. plus a covering letter describing why you are interested in this role and the specific skills and experience you feel you can apply to help Open Book Trading grow and meet its strategic objectives.


    Programme Development and Assessment Manager – Horn of Africa

    Salary: Competitive

    Status: Unaccompanied

    Based: Nairobi, Kenya

    We are looking for an exceptional candidate to join our growing Kenya / Somalia programme. The post holder will provide leadership within the Africa Programme (AP) in the Horn of Africa in order to secure new funding opportunities. This includes supporting growth and/or consolidation of our existing programmes and helping to initiate new business.

    The post holder will also monitor and improve quality and impact of programme delivery through supporting better DM&E and leading on documentation of impact and learning.

    This is a short-term position based in Nairobi that needs a candidate able to start as soon as possible, equipped with excellent knowledge of relevant peacebuilding issues in the region, experience of living and working in the Horn of Africa and a relevant network of contacts in Nairobi and/or Addis.

    Ideally educated to master’s degree level (in a relevant subject), you will have at least 4 years’ demonstrable track record of successfully designing project proposals for submission to donors, including narrative, log-frames and budgets.

    You will have good experience in logical thinking which supports the translation of complex ideas into practical programme proposal as well as networking and building relationships with relevant stakeholders and donors and working in complex and politically-sensitive contexts with excellent political judgement.

    The ideal candidate will be flexible and able to maintain a positive attitude to work even when under stress. You will have a ‘can-do’, solution-oriented, customer-focused attitude with excellent interpersonal and communication skills (both verbal and written). You will be well organised and with a good attention for detail, able to lead a team to operate efficiently and at improved professional standards.

    Note: The above are some of the requirements for the job. For the full job requirements and an application pack (the person specification section of which will form the basis of short-listing), please visit Programme Development and Assessment Manager. In your application, please indicate the full job title of the role you are applying for.

    How to apply:

    To apply, please send a completed application form and equal opportunities form to jobs@international-alert.org, both of which can be found under ‘Downloads’.

    Please note we do not accept CVs.

    All job applicants must be based/have the right to work in Kenya.

    Closing date: 1st August at midnight BST

    Interviews for shortlisted candidates are expected to take place during the week starting on the 8th of August.

    Alert reserves the right to extend or close this position depending on application numbers.

    While International Alert will endeavour to contact all candidates within a reasonable time, this may not always be possible due to limited resources. Therefore, if you have not heard from us within two weeks of the closing date, you can assume that your application has, on this occasion, been unsuccessful. International Alert is an equal opportunities employer. All applicants will be judged strictly on the basis of merit.


    AAHI Jobs in Kenya

    1. AAHI Somaliland Pre-Qualification / Registration of Suppliers for Goods and Services for the Year 2016/2017

    Pre-Qualification / Registration of Suppliers for Goods and Services for the Year 2016/2017

    Invitation

    AAHI Somaliland is in the process of updating its register of suppliers for Goods, Services & Works for the year 2016/2017.

    Interested and Eligible Suppliers with international and national networks (existing and prospective suppliers) are invited to apply indicating the category of Goods / Services / Works they wish to supply in Somaliland for the period August 2016-June 2017

    The pre-qualification will be followed by a Request for Quotations (RFQ), Invitation to Bid (ITB) and/or Request for Proposal (RFP) which may result in Long Term Agreements with the successful bidders.

    Eligibility

    All interested Suppliers/service providers must pay a non-refundable fee of US $ 40 per category and attach the original banking slip when submitting the documents before the closing dates.

    Banking details: AAHI Somaliland, OMINCO BANK - Account Number 0191

    AAHI Somaliland reserves the right to accept or reject any tender in whole or part without giving reasons what so ever

    Completed prequalification documents in plain sealed envelopes clearly marked PRE-QUALIFICATION/ REGISTRATION OF SUPPLIERS FOR GOODS AND SERVICES FOR THE YEAR 2016/2017- Category #...... and delivered in the tender box situated at our Office in Masala, off Airport Road Nairobi Kenya Addressed to: The Tender Committee-AAHI Somaliland Nairobi, Kenya

    The deadline for submitting bids is 11th August 2016 at 2pm.

    The sealed tenders should be dropped at AAHI Somaliland tender box and sign our tender register at the reception.

    Any tender document received after the deadline will be disqualified.

    AAHI Somaliland reserves the right to accept or reject any tender in whole or part without giving reasons what so ever

    For more information and job application details, see; AAHI Somaliland Pre-Qualification / Registration of Suppliers for Goods and Services for the Year 2016/2017

    2.AAH-I Account Assistant Job in Hargeisa, Somalia

    Job Description: Account Assistant, Hargeisa

    About Action Africa Help International: Action Africa Help International (AAH-I) is an African-led, regional organisation, working in East and Southern Africa to improve the lives of livelihood-challenged communities.

    AAH-I has country programmes in Kenya, Somaliland, Somalia, South Sudan, Uganda, and Zambia.

    It brings over 20 years’ experience working with communities in conflict and post-conflict situations, including refugees, internally displaced people and host communities.

    More recently, it has expanded its activities to work with other marginalised communities, including pastoralist communities and communities in urban slums.

    AAH-I works with communities, local governments and other development partners in:

  • Basic services (health, education, water, hygiene and sanitation)
  • Food and income security
  • Environmental management and responsiveness to climate change
  • Governance, civil society strengthening and peace building
  • Humanitarian relief and recovery
  • Research to provide the evidence base for, and to improve delivery of, the above.

    Job Role: The Account Assistant, Hargeisa is responsible for ensuring that project accounts are managed effectively according to AAHI and donor financial policies and procedures. The job holder works with the Project Manager and Country Finance Manager to prepare periodic financial reports as required.

    Contract Terms: The Accounts Assistant, Hargeisa, will report to the Country Finance Manager for Somalia. The post is based in Hargeisa and will be for 40 hours per week. Her/his performance will be reviewed bi -annually as part of AAH-I’s performance appraisal process.

    Duties & Responsibilities

  • Ensure accurate and up to date financial systems are implemented in the project
  • Assist the Project Manager to prepare budgets based on planned project activities using the approved finance guidelines or given donor regulations
  • Establish controls using fund codes in line with finance policies and procedures established by AAHI and donors
  • Prepare any budget realignments/adjustments in collaboration with the Country Finance Manager
  • Monitor project expenditures and flag any issue of concern to the Country
  • Finance Manager and Project manager and engage them to address these issues.
  • Use the approved guidelines to assist the Project Manager to prepare and monitor budgets
  • Prepare monthly finance and variance reports for the project under implementation.
  • Collate donor financial reports and submit to the Country Finance Manager in advance to allow adequate time to discuss, edit and make necessary modifications before final approval and submission.
  • Analyse and advise the Project Manager on project cash flow management
  • Prepare “ad hoc” management and financial information and reports required internally.
  • Track in detail all commitments, purchases and outstanding items and prepare status reports
  • Analyse the financial situation of the projects in and advise the Project Manager accordingly.
  • Record on a timely basis all financial transactions and monitor them to ensure that they are accurate, complete and reliable as entered in the ledger.
  • Responsible for all cash and bank reconciliations
  • Lead project audits with support from the Country Finance Manager
  • Ensure compliance to all statutory requirements
  • Facilitate processing of advances and liquidation of project costs
  • Work with the project manager to consolidate monthly cash projections of the project
  • Work within the fiscal year definitions of AAH and donors

    Expected Results

  • Accounting systems are maintained and up to date
  • Compliance to all organizational and legal requirements
  • Bank and Cash statements reconciled and up to date
  • Project audits supported and gaps closed (audit recommendations implemented).
  • Financial reports from the field are prepared on time and submitted to the
  • Project Manager, and Country Finance Manager
  • Cash flow is monitored and maintained at acceptable levels
  • Finance systems are accurate and maintained as per laid down financial procedures

    Essential skills and experience

  • Certified Public Accountant 3 or equivalent
  • Understanding of computer applications in respect to accounting, budgeting and cash control. As a minimum, this would include an understanding of MS Office & financial software
  • A good command of both written and spoken English, Somali and Arabic
  • High degree of integrity and analytical skills.

    Additional Considerations

  • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
  • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
  • Only Somaliland National candidates can apply for this vacancy.
  • An application letter should include contact information for three work – related referees.

    Method of Application

    If you meet the above qualifications and requirements and interested in the Job, please apply in confidence.

    The deadline for applications is 31st July 2016 at 04:30 pm.

    Applicants should send with a cover letter and their CV to the email address recruitsomaliland@actionafricahelp.org

    Please put “Accounts Assistant – Hargeisa as the subject heading.

    CVs should not be longer than 3 pages

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview.

    Female candidates are encouraged to apply!

    3. AAH-I Community Facilitators Jobs in Hargeisa, Somalia

    Job Description: Community Facilitators, Hargeisa

    1.Community facilitator Arabic / Somali Tutor

    2. Community facilitator English / French Toefl certified

    3.Community facilitator Librarian

    4.Community facilitator Computer Instructor – ICDL Certified, Microsoft Certified developer trainer

    5.Community facilitator Receptionist / Interpreter / Translator

    6.Community facilitator Preschool group collaborator – Early Childhood Certification

    Job Role: The community facilitator will be part of a highly efficient and motivated team in the Peaceful Coexistence Centre.

    This position will be involved in the implementation of UNHCR funded Self Reliance and Livelihood – to foster sustainable reintegration and peaceful coexistence project in partnership with communities, authorities and local Administration.

    Duties & Responsibilities

  • Act as primary link between the assigned target community and the project activity, work plan and performance indicators.
  • Support the Project officer in mapping out existing community structures, social groups especially women, youth, elders, business community, minority groups, peace committee and any other social group.
  • Map out and identify the critical mass through in-depth analysis on existing social structures and their demographic representation
  • Responsible for assisting the Project Officer in selecting target segment of the community in accordance with project selection criteria and process.
  • Liaise with relevant local community groups, local administration about establishing point of contact with all target communities (i.e. community entry)
  • Facilitate the selection of community structures- the taskforces through transparent manner
  • Facilitate community visioning and identifying their shared values aimed at creating collective identity and values in addressing their common needs.
  • Facilitate and provide support the community in mobilising their contribution thereby ensuring it is properly documented and recorded for post monitoring purpose.
  • Facilitate administration- community engagement through forums, call in radio programs, panel discussion and
  • Facilitate participatory and inclusive community planning and dialogue process for the community groups and local administrations.
  • Ensure activities are implemented in close coordination with the community groups such as women, youth, minority, elders and Guurti and local administration
  • Collect data and information from the target communities for producing success stories and case studies.
  • Work closely with taskforce members and local administration in implementing community action plans and ensure there are proper documentation. Monitor the activities implemented through taskforces in close collaboration of local authority and other community groups
  • Facilitate dialogue and discussion meetings among the community groups and between the administration and the local community.
  • Facilitate community action plan review by the taskforces and other community groups.
  • Assist in the undertaking of conflict analysis of the targeted location
  • Ensure that security measures are implemented in accordance with the AAHI Somaliland security procedures and guidelines.
  • Responsible for the timely and quality compilation of data collected in Somaliland.
  • Prepare daily, weekly and monthly reports and share with the Project Officer.

    Essential skills and experience

    Essentials

  • Diploma on community development with 2 years of experience
  • Completed high school education with 3 years of experience with local or INGOs in peace building or the community development.
  • Able to speak and write in English
  • Candidates should be familiar with community development and peace building issues.
  • Candidates should be familiar with the region.
  • Female candidates will be given priority
  • Past similar work of experience
  • Proven past achievement in community voluntary activities

    Additional Considerations

  • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
  • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
  • Only Somaliland National candidates can apply for this vacancy.
  • An application letter should include contact information for three work – related referees.

    Method of Application

    If you meet the above qualifications and requirements and interested in the Job, please apply in confidence. The deadline for applications is 31st July 2016 at 04:30 pm.

    Applicants should send with a cover letter and their CV to the email address

    recruitsomaliland@actionafricahelp.org please put either the following

    Community facilitator Arabic/Somali Tutor

    Community facilitator English/French ToEFL/ToFFL certification

    Community facilitator Librarian

    Community facilitator Computer Instructor – ICDL Certified, Microsoft certified developer trainer

    Community facilitator Receptionist/Interpreter/Translator

    Community facilitator Preschool group collaborator – Early Childhood Certification

    As the subject heading. CVs should not be longer than 3 pages

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview.

    Female candidates are encouraged to apply!

    4. AAH-I Field Officers Jobs in Hargeisa, Somalia

    Job Description: Field Officer, Hargeisa

    2 Positions

    The staff will consult closely at all times with his/her supervisor and Manager.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Assist project officers in the implementation of livelihoods interventions for AAHI Somaliland
  • Fully participate implementation income generation, agriculture, and micro enterprises development activities.
  • Participate in developing work plans and attend meetings.
  • Ensure that proper sensitization and awareness amongst beneficiaries ensuring all project procedures and policies of project implementation are followed
  • Prepare and submit regular weekly updates, monthly, quarterly and annual reporting to Project Officer as per agreed format.
  • Participate in distribution activities for at the project sites
  • Provide advice and facilitate training of target beneficiaries.
  • Liaise with the community leaders in identifying target groups for AAHI livelihood activities in urban, peri urban and IDPs settlements
  • Assist or empower the community to enable them to manage their issue by themselves and be able to sustain projects
  • Establish community participation in project implementation taking in to consideration issue regarding Age, gender, and diversity
  • Regular monitor activities implementation and report to the project Officer
  • Coordinate and facilitate the needs assessment survey of Refugees, IDPs and urban poor areas in collaboration with other staff, INGO or government.
  • Any other duties as requested by supervisor.

    Reporting Arrangements: This position will report to the project Officer in Hargeisa.

    Essential skills and experience

    Essential:

  • Diploma or University degree in Social Science, Business Administration, Agriculture, Community Development, or any other relevant field of education.
  • Minimum of two years working experience in livelihoods, community development, and/or community mobilization.
  • Familiar with Progress out of poverty analytical skills and tools for PoCs at the bottom of the Pyramid
  • Experience working with Non-Governmental organizations, UN agencies and local communities
  • Good command in English, Somali, Arabic -spoken and written
  • Good communication skills and ability to conduct training
  • Good Computer skills, organizational and people centered management skills
  • Ability to represent the organization in key meetings.
  • Good communicator in working with local communities, local NGOs and local authorities Qualification and working experience in income generation, agriculture, and micro enterprises development.

    Preferable:

  • Good negotiator in working with local NGOs and local authorities Social science, agriculture, livestock or rural development graduate or with years of experience
  • Experience in livelihoods, micro enterprise, agriculture, or livestock management project
  • Ability to speak and write English, Arabic and Somali Language

    Additional Considerations

  • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
  • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
  • Only Somaliland National candidates can apply for this vacancy.
  • An application letter should include contact information for three work – related referees.

    Method of Application

    If you meet the above qualifications and requirements and interested in the Job, please apply in confidence. The deadline for applications is 31st July 2016 at 04:30 pm.

    Applicants should send with a cover letter and their CV to the email address recruitsomaliland@actionafricahelp.org Please put “Field Officer – Hargeisa as the subject heading. CVs should not be longer than 3 pages

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview.

    Female candidates are encouraged to apply!


    DAI KIWASH Project Drivers Jobs in Kenya

    DAI, a global development consulting firm, seeks applications from qualified candidates for the position of Project Drivers for the Kenya Integrated Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (KIWASH) project.

    KIWASH is a five-year initiative of the US Agency for International Development (USAID).

    Its primary goal is to improve lives and health of Kenyan citizens in nine counties through development and management of sustainable water, sanitation and hygiene services.

    Objectives and Duties:

    The project drivers will maintain all project vehicles and drive project staff to and from meetings, appointments, and all other project-related travels.

    Overnight travel may be required, as directed by the project.

    The Drivers will be responsible for, but not limited to, the following detailed tasks:

  • Vehicle maintenance including regular check-up, cleaning, and fueling.
  • Maintaining an accurate vehicle log.
  • Working with the Logistics Officer to manage daily vehicle and trip scheduling as needed.
  • Maintaining accurate records and paperwork on all vehicle-related purchases and maintenance.
  • Providing safe transportation to and from locations for project staff.
  • Ensuring compliance with all DAI and local driving laws and regulations.
  • Assist the Logistics Officer and Administrative Assistant as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications:

  • Basic knowledge of English.
  • Excellent driving record.
  • Excellent writing, speaking, and reading skills in English.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Computer literate with e-mail, word processing and spreadsheet analysis experience.
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize tasks.
  • Valid local driver’s license.
  • Completion of secondary education
  • At least 3 years of work experience as a driver, preferably for a USAID or other international donor-funded project.
  • Knowledge of defensive driving skills is a plus

    Supervisory Responsibilities:

    The project drivers will have no supervisory responsibilities.

    Base of Operations:

  • Busia County – 1 Position
  • Kakamega County – 1 Position
  • Nyamira County – 1 Position
  • Siaya County – 1 Position
  • Kisumu County- 1 Position
  • Makueni County – 1 Position
  • Kitui County- 1 Position
  • Migori County – 1 Position

    Reporting: The project drivers will report to the Logistics Officer.

    Due to the urgency of some of these positions, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis for shortlisting and interviews.

    For more information and job application details, see; DAI KIWASH Project Drivers

    .Apply by August 1, 2016.

    Only candidates who send their information by applying through the link and by the deadline will be eligible.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    DAI provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics


    Lokamarinyang Irrigation Project Jobs in Kenya

    1. Lokamarinyang Irrigation Project Baseline Survey Request for Proposals (RFP)

    Request for Proposals (RFP) for Lokamarinyang Irrigation Project Baseline Survey

    Background: Lokamarinyang irrigation Project (herein referred to as Lokamarinyang irrigation Project) has received funding from the United States African Development Foundation (USADF) towards its irrigation expansion.

    USADF is an independent Agency of the US government that operates at local levels in Africa in support of economic development.

    Lokamarinyang irrigation Project is formed with the purpose of poverty alleviation by empowering its members through implementation of sustainable irrigation activities that contribute to increased access to income and improved or expanded production and marketing of agricultural produce at Lokichar.

    The Procurement Committee for Lokamarinyang irrigation now invites interested qualified and eligible consultants to submit bids for conducting a baseline survey.

    I. Objectives of the Baseline Survey: The baseline study will focus on baseline data collection for a set of indicators outlined in the project M&E plan.

    The baseline study report will be used as a measurement to monitor the project progress against the set indicators over the course of the project implementation.

    II. Methodology

    The desired methodology is participatory and all the actors in the program will be considered to be part of the baseline process.

    The anticipated benefit of a Participatory and stakeholder-centred approach is the empowering that, the process will impart to those service providers and the beneficiaries/stakeholders who will participate in the exercise.

    Household level questionnaire, Focus group discussions, key informant interviews, site visits etc. are proposed amongst the methods to be used for the survey.

    The consultant will however provide leadership and bear responsibility for the process, the findings, the comments and the content of the final document.

    III. Scope of Work: Overall objective of baseline survey is to generate quantitative and qualitative data for project indicators in line with project goals and objectives (Appendix A) to clearly show the household food security status before the project intervention.

    To ensure that monitoring data collected during project implementation is in line with the goals and objectives (Appendix A). The study will be conducted in Lokichar.

    The specific objectives of the baseline survey are the following:

    a) Develop baseline survey questionnaire, collect data from field and data analysis.

    b) Interpret findings from field in perspective of the project components/indicators.

    c) Develop comprehensive baseline report of the project.

    The Baseline study will utilize a wide range of appropriate tools and methodologies to measure status of social, economic/financial, physical, natural and human assets of targeted communities/households (HHs) situational analysis of components within the framework of food security as spelled out in the project document.

    The study findings will be primarily used by Lokamarinyang irrigation project management and CEZAM/USADF in comparing baseline data and end line data.

    IV. Duration: The survey is expected to be complete within 20 working days beginning on day of the contract award. The budget of the study will be offered as a package.

    V. Suggested Plan of Work: The consultant as the leader of the whole process shall carry out the following activities but not limited:

    Activities

    No of days

    Meet with LOKAMARINYANG & review all relevant existing documents 2

    Develop comprehensive inception report on how the survey will actually be conducted

    2

    Train raw-data collection enumerators

    1

    Carry out a pre-test survey and finalize data collection tools

    1

    Conduct baseline survey in the field (quantitative and qualitative)

    5

    Conduct desk review for secondary data collection

    2

    Analyze field data and write report on the findings in draft form

    4

    Present findings to stakeholders for endorsement

    1

    Incorporate feedback from stakeholders and finalize the report

    2

    Total

    20

    All the raw documentation collected and archived together with the final database should be shared with the partners to allow for referrals as and when required.

    VI. Deliverables

  • To compile and translate a comprehensive questionnaire using relevant tools for the program purpose of a baseline survey. To design and propose a survey methodology that is reliable, credible and representative of the targeted population.
  • To provide the training for data collectors for quality data collection methods using participatory approach
  • To supervise and monitor the data collection performed by data collectors in order to ensure quality and reliability
  • To oversee and validate data collection
  • To compile and analyze the results based on the collected data
  • To write a complete and comprehensive report including, introduction, background, methodology, discussion, recommendations and conclusion.

    The final report will at the very least contain, but not be restricted to the following.

  • Executive Summary
  • Background
  • Methodology
  • Main Findings
  • Conclusion and recommendations
  • Annexes (a revised log frame, TOR, abbreviations, persons interviewed, references, tables with survey data, questionnaire forms used, etc.).

    VII. Consultant’s Competencies, Experience and Skill requirements

  • In-depth knowledge in Food Security and Drought Resilience, Natural resource management (NRM), Livelihoods and WASH approach
  • Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to gender and development issues
  • Research experience in DRR, WASH, NRM and Livelihood, Agro-Pastoral and Pastoralist sectors and proven experience in designing and leading comprehensive baseline surveys
  • Track record in developing and conducting various types of baseline including qualitative and quantitative data collection
  • Experience in data collection and analysis using participatory methodologies, particularly in rural communities.
  • Ability to write clear, concise reports in English.
  • Understanding of country level policies, framework and strategy on rural development
  • Understanding of Agro-pastoral/Pastoralist nomadic communities living in the target area, Turkana County.

    Interested candidates should submit technical and financial proposal to Lokamarinyang@gmail.com with copy to e.kaniu@cezam-usadf.org, not later than 3rd August 2016.

    2. Lokamarinyang Irrigation Project Enterprise Manager Job in Turkana, Kenya

    Lokamarinyang Irrigation Project

    Turkana County - Kenya

    Vacancy Announcement: Enterprise Manager

    Position: Enterprise Manager

    Location: Lokamarinyang - Turkana County

    Duration: 1 year with possibility of extension based on performance and availability of funds

    Report to: LOKAMARINYANG Board;

    Summary of Duties and Responsibilities

    The Enterprise Manager will:

  • Oversee LOKAMARINYANG Operations
  • Oversee all LOKAMARINYANG Enterprise activities, delegate as needed, and follow up to ensure activities are completed;
  • Lead and motivate the project team;
  • Designing project sustainability proposals for discussion with LOKAMARINYANG board, and thereafter sharing with other potential funding hence spearheading the pursuit of requisite resources.

    Communication

  • Play the role of contact person for the donor, partner, all staff, stakeholders and the beneficiary community ensuring timely dissemination of necessary information from the donor and partner to the board and members;
  • Ensure close collaboration and coordination with cooperating partners for smooth implementation of activities and achievement of results as specified in the grant agreement;
  • Continually read to understand the LOKAMARINYANG/USADF Project grant agreement and ensure that LOKAMARINYANG activities, procedures and conduct are in line with the terms and conditions of the grant;
  • Continually liaise with the USADF partner on necessary adjustments or changes LOKAMARINYANG might seek to introduce during the grant implementation period that were not mentioned in the original grant paperwork, and, letting USADF know ahead of changing including but not limited to budget shifts;

    Required Project Activities

  • Ensure implementation and achievement of at the minimum 95% projections Appendix A Indicator Projections for LOKAMARINYANG.
  • Responsible for Disbursement Requests and Quarterly Reports on regular basis to the donor and any other report that may be requested based on need;
  • Ensure that project activities comply with the policies and regulations of the LOKAMARINYANG and USADF;
  • Be responsible for overseeing the development and execution of project deliverables and action points, planning, budgeting and monitoring processes;
  • Coordinate work with Apprentices, Consultants and organize Committees and Board meetings as applies;
  • Ensure close collaboration and coordination and cooperation with the USADF partner for smooth implementation of activities and achievement of result as specified in the grant agreement;
  • Facilitate operations on a day to day basis;
  • Ensure timely deduction and remittance of Statutory deductions that include National Social Security Fund-NSSF, National Hospital Insurance Fund-NHIF, Pay As You Earn-PAYE, Applicable Higher Education Loans Board-HELB, Withholding Taxes-WHT;
  • Working with the Procurement Committee, Apprentices, USADF Lodwar Office and CEZAM (USADF Partner) and Applicable Suppliers, process Value Added Tax (VAT) exemption for goods to be procured under the USADF grant;
  • Working with Apprentices, ensure to address any unmentioned accounting duties for the LOKAMARINYANG.

    Hire and Train Apprentices

  • Prepare and implement a training schedule for 2 or more LOKAMARINYANG Job trainees (Apprentices) in areas of financial recording and organizational operations;
  • Prepare and carry out LOKAMARINYANG Job trainees interviews to determine the trainees’ suitability for LOKAMARINYANG work;
  • Continually monitor the progress, interests, and the performance of the LOKAMARINYANG Job trainees (Apprentices) and make timely recommendations for new skills’ training or replacement;
  • Train apprentices to record direct and indirect expenses of the LOKAMARINYANG, and oversee this work.

    Train and oversee apprentices.

  • Monitoring and Data Management
  • Monitor project activities and tracking, ensuring accurate documentation related direct and indirect expenses and share progress with stakeholders;
  • Track and ensure accurate documentation of farm revenues/fees collected from crops transacted.
  • Ensure that the daily revenues collected from Farmers and the number of crops sold are accurately recorded in the LOKAMARINYANG records, and accurately reflected in the already existing performance indicators template as quarterly totals;
  • Ensure that farming revenues/fees and related expenditures are accurately recorded in the monthly and quarterly Simplified Financial Statement on the provided template;
  • Conducting any other business as may be in the interests of LOKAMARINYANG and USADF

    Qualifications for the LOKAMARINYANG Enterprise Manager

  • Diploma in dry land agriculture, agronomy or Agribusiness management or its equivalent from a recognized institution with 3 years of on Job related experience or;
  • Degree in dry land agriculture, agronomy or Agribusiness management or their equivalent from a recognized institution with 1 year of Job related experience;
  • Must be computer literate;
  • Must have basic accounting skills;
  • Must have conducted trainings or mentored low capacity/grassroots groups successfully;
  • Be proactive and able to work with less or no supervision and be able to meet the stipulated deadlines;
  • Fluent in both written and spoken English/Kiswahili;

    Applications should reach the office before August 5, 2016 at 5:00pm.

    Hand delivered applications should be dropped at LOKAMARINYANG offices in Lokamarinyang.

    Emailed applications should be sent to: Lokamarinyang@gmail.com and a copy to e.kaniu@cezam-usadf.org


    KCCB General Secretariat Monitoring and Evaluation Job in Kenya - Commission for Education and Religious Education

    The Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops - General Secretariat

    Introduction: The KCCB – General Secretariat is the National Administrative, facilitative and Coordinative arm through which the KCCB implements and co-ordinates various Pastoral programs at the National level and undertakes all those responsibilities which express the mission of the Catholic Church in Kenya.

    It is seeking a project officer in the area of Monitoring and Evaluation for its Commission for Education and Religious Education

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ensure that the commission for Education is compliant with all programme reporting requirements.
  • Review, analyze, and compile monthly, quarterly, annual activity reports to comply with donor reporting requirements.
  • Provide quality control of the data entry and supportive supervision through site visits and virtually by phone or email.
  • Train staff on guidelines, surveys and other data collection tools for the projects.
  • Design and maintain data collection systems, ensuring that necessary information is collected, analyzed, and used to guide the different projects.
  • Conduct regular reviews of program data to enable the team to identify whether targets are being met and take immediate corrective actions.
  • Develop and implement a sustainable electronic data collection and storage system for the various program activities.
  • Design and execute data quality audits using Data Quality Assessment tools and ensure follow-up is complete.
  • Provide support to the implementation of the “Site Improvement through
  • Monitoring Systems” (SIMS) tools in the supported sites.

    Qualification

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Health Records and Information Management, Computer Science, Public Health, Social science, Applied Mathematics, Statistics or related courses desired. M &E training from a recognized Institution is an added advantage.
  • Three years specific M&E related work experience in the health sector, experience with HIV/AIDS, youth, or laboratory programs preferred.

    Competencies Required

  • Familiarity with principles & current approaches to M&E using both quantitative and qualitative methods
  • Ability to transfer knowledge to diverse audiences through on-the-job mentoring, supportive supervision, and other methods
  • Excellent analytic and computer (MS Office Suite & computer statistical) skills required
  • Has good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong project management, prioritization and analytical skills
  • Ability to work independently, collaboratively and effectively in teams
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent facilitation and training skills
  • Ability to travel and spend time in the field
  • A good knowledge of social teachings of the Church, and Ethical principles
  • Able to prioritize work, multi-task and meet deadlines
  • Excellent organization and planning skills; detail oriented

    Applications should be addressed to:-

    General Secretary
    KCCB –General Secretariat
    P.O Box 13475-00800
    Nairobi.

  • hr@catholicchurch.or.ke or hrkccb2016@gmail.com

    To reach him on or before 8th August 2016

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted


    IDRC Bilingual Regional Program Assistant (Inclusive Economies) Job in Nairobi, Kenya

    Pursue a Career with Impact

    A key part of Canada’s foreign policy efforts, the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) supports research in developing countries to promote growth and development. The result is innovative, lasting solutions that aim to improve lives and livelihoods.

    Join our team to put your ideas and knowledge to work to help solve some of the developing world’s most critical challenges.

    Bilingual Regional Program Assistant – Inclusive Economies

    Nairobi, Kenya – Term until September 2019

    IDRC’s Inclusive Economies Program works to help developing countries create strong, informed policies and the right environment for change.

    As a Bilingual Regional Program Assistant based in IDRC’s Regional Office for Sub-Saharan African, you will provide administrative, coordination, logistical and information management services support in a fast-paced, changing and demanding work environment.

    In particular, you will support Regional Program Officers with the Governance and Justice Program; Employment and Growth Program; and the Think Tank Initiative.

    You will be responsible for prioritizing and addressing multiple administrative and operational requests of varying complexity for these team members.

    This will also include coordinating travel arrangements and organizing workshops and events in the region.

    The result being to ensure the effective and efficient functioning of the program area.

    Overview of Qualifications:

  • College diploma or university degree in a relevant field of study (e.g. administration, business or secretarial studies).
  • This position requires a minimum of three years administrative and operational support, which includes: acting as a main contact person for a project by acknowledging enquiries, providing general information and knowing when to escalate urgent requests to higher level; prioritizing and managing workflow for a high-volume of requests and activities, coordinating calendars, and booking meetings for multiple individuals; preparing high quality documents and presentations (e.g. page layouts and graphics) using full suite of Microsoft Office and desk top publishing software; developing, maintaining and managing various databases; organizing logistics for meetings and workshops as well as taking and drafting meeting minutes; coordinating and booking international travel arrangements and preparing and reconciling travel expense claims for budget tracking purposes; and developing and maintaining mailing lists and filing systems as well as assisting in the updating of program websites.
  • Proven ability to multi-task, set priorities, take initiative and to work under pressure with demanding deadlines
  • Superior planning, organization and follow-up skills
  • Bilingual position requiring superior or advanced English and French communication language skills. Language testing will be conducted.

    For more information about this rewarding career opportunity and to apply, please visit our website at idrc.ca/careers

    Application Deadline: August 10, 2016 at Midnight (Canadian EST)

    Beyond the opportunity to work with people who are passionate about their work, we offer competitive salaries and extensive benefits including opportunities for professional growth, flexible work hours, employer-paid leave, a pension plan, and medical, dental, and life insurance coverage.

    IDRC values a diverse workforce and is committed to achieving employment equity. So, if you are an Aboriginal person, a member of a visible minority group, a person with a disability or a woman, don’t hesitate to apply and identify yourself!

    Faites un travail qui a de l’impact

    Le Centre de recherches pour le développement international (CRDI) appuie des travaux de recherche dans les pays en développement afin d'y favoriser la croissance et le développement. Il en résulte des solutions novatrices et durables qui ont pour but d'améliorer les conditions de vie et les moyens de subsistance. Joignez-vous à notre équipe, et utilisez vos connaissances et vos idées pour aider à résoudre certains des problèmes de développement les plus cruciaux.

    Adjoint De Programmes Régional Bilingue – Économies inclusives

    Nairobi, Kenya - Poste à durée déterminée jusqu'en septembre 2019

    La domaine de programme Politique sociale et économique du CRDI aide les pays en développement à se doter de politiques vigoureuses et bien avisées et s'emploie à créer un contexte propice au changement.

    En votre qualité d'adjoint de programmes régional bilingue du bureau régional de l'Afrique sub-saharienne du CRDI, vous assurerez la prestation de services de soutien administratifs, logistiques, de coordination et de gestion de l'information dans un environnement exigeant où les activités s'enchaînent à un rythme rapide et évoluent constamment.

    Vous appuierez particulièrement les administrateurs de programmes régionaux responsables du programme Gouvernance, sécurité et justice, du programme Croissance pour tous et l'initiative Think tank.

    Vous devrez établir les priorités parmi les multiples demandes d'ordre administratif et opérationnel de complexités diverses que les membres de l'équipe vous adresseront.

    Vous devrez également coordonner les déplacements et organiser les ateliers et les activités dans la région. Votre objectif est d'assurer le fonctionnement efficient et efficace du domaine de programme.

    Survol des qualités recherchées

  • Diplôme collégial ou universitaire dans une discipline pertinente (par exemple administration, études commerciales, secrétariat).
  • Ce poste exige au moins trois ans d'expérience en soutien administratif et opérationnel, ce qui comporte :

    agir comme personne-ressource principale d'un projet en recevant les demandes de renseignements, donnant de l'information générale et en déterminant le moment propice pour transmettre les demandes urgentes au niveau supérieur; établir les priorités et gérer un grand nombre d'activités et de demandes, coordonner les calendriers et organiser les réunions pour plusieurs personnes; préparer des documents et des présentations de grande qualité (par exemple mise en page et graphiques) en utilisant les applications de la suite Microsoft Office et des logiciels d'éditique; connaître la suite Microsoft Office et des logiciels d'éditique; créer, maintenir et gérer différentes bases de données; organiser les détails logistiques de réunions et d'ateliers, prendre des notes et rédiger des procès-verbaux; coordonner les déplacements à l'étranger et les réservations connexes; préparer et rapprocher les notes de frais à des fins de suivi budgétaire et créer et maintenir des listes d'envoi et des systèmes de classement et contribuer à l'actualisation des sites Web du programme.

  • Capacité avérée de mener à bien plusieurs tâches simultanément, d'établir des priorités, de faire preuve d'initiative et de travailler sous pression en fonction d'échéances serrées
  • Aptitudes supérieures en matière de planification, d'organisation et de suivi
  • Poste bilingue qui exige la maîtrise de l'anglais et du français à un niveau supérieur ou avancé. Les candidats devront réussir un examen d'aptitudes linguistiques.

    Pour en savoir plus au sujet de ce poste et pour postuler, veuillez consulter le crdi.ca/emplois.

    Date butoir : le 10 août 2016 à minuit. (Heure de l’Est)

    Outre la possibilité de travailler avec des gens qui sont passionnés par ce qu’ils font, le CRDI offre des salaires concurrentiels et un bouquet d’avantages sociaux appréciables, dont des occasions de perfectionnement professionnel, des horaires de travail souples, des congés payés, un régime de retraite et des protections d’assurance (soins médicaux, soins dentaires et vie).

    Le CRDI accorde une grande importance à la diversité de son effectif et souscrit au principe d’équité en matière d’emploi. Donc, si vous êtes un(e) Autochtone, une femme, un membre de minorités visibles ou une personne handicapée, n’hésitez pas à présenter votre candidature et à indiquer votre appartenance à l’un de ces groupes.


    Kehl Design Limited WordPress Developer Job in Nairobi, Kenya

    WordPress Developer – Kehl Design Limited

    Overview: Nairobi, Kenya-based Kehl Design Limited is looking for a senior and associate back-end web developer to join a team of in-house developers to expand our capacity and skillset.

    Our primary aim is to fill these openings with full-time, on-site developers.

    Summary

  • Develops custom, often complex WordPress-based solutions along with general PHP framework-based solutions.
  • Aids sales staff, account managers, and others in requirements gathering, web project planning, and general technical questions.
  • Provides leadership in finding/developing new technologies and methods to advance the company’s web offerings.
  • Aids other developers with system design and implementation.
  • Performs server maintenance and monitoring.
  • Supports current client websites by providing technical support.

    Key Quantifiable Indicators

  • Bachelor degree in related field or comparable experience in the web development required.
  • Substantial experience working with similar technologies and environment.
  • Knowledge of PHP, MySQL, HTML/CSS, intermediate JavaScript, DNS, and Linux.
  • Experienced in developing for WordPress.
  • Ability to breakdown client problems and develop a software solution from system design to implementation.
  • Ability to communicate well verbally and in writing with good time management skills.

    Reports To: Senior Project Manager

    Works with: Principal, brand strategists, brand managers, designers, programmers, development, account service, copywriters, SEO manager; regularly engaged in internal and client meetings to explore and confirm project scope

    Specific Skills

  • Strong understanding of PHP back-end development.
  • Good understanding of front-end technologies, including HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery.
  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of WordPress
  • Knowledge of PHP frameworks (CodeIgniter, Symfony, Yii, Zend, etc) a plus. Laravel strongly desired.
  • Knowledge of how to interact with RESTful APIs and formats (JSON, XML) a plus.
  • Knowledge of change control systems, specifically Git, a plus.

    Responsible for

  • Contributing to “scope of build” conversations with development team, project managers, designers and other developers
  • Integrating sliced PSD files (usually already converted to HTML/CSS) into either WordPress or some other proven open source system (note: WordPress is our primary CMS platform); many of our builds are responsive
  • Developing custom web applications that drive business processes
  • Setting up e-commerce applications
  • Monitoring health and uptime of servers (general server admin in a managed services environment; no in-depth configuration required)
  • Collaborating with design, strategy and sales teams to find solutions for client website projects
  • Contributing to support of current client websites
  • Participating in regular company-wide and team meetings
  • Participating in on-site and off-site client meetings
  • Contributing to NSM’s best practices; recommending, exploring and implementing better ways to deliver
  • Growing personal and team member expertise through training, exploring and prospecting

    Examples of projects the Developer will work on

  • Setting up multi-site WordPress builds
  • Integrating feeds from social networks
  • Custom developing blogs
  • Integrating with third-party APIs
  • Customizing WordPress to support specific functionality
  • Integrating shopping carts
  • Building out responsive layouts
  • Developing wireframe mockups to illustrate possible solutions
  • CRM integration
  • Developing new plugins for WordPress
  • Contributing to the build and development of internal web applications to run NSM’s internal systems and processes
  • Working with offshore developers on specific project deliverables to assure scope, quality and timely delivery
  • Developing documentation for complex systems
  • Minimal content migration (separate team for this)
  • Minimal front-end development

    Additional Requirements

  • Must be comfortable working with faith-based organizations
  • An excellent communicator and collaborator
  • Able to organize and run meetings, leaving with clear objectives and tasks
  • Comfortable talking with clients (via phone, email and in person)
  • Detail-oriented in context of a fast-paced environment
  • Capable of hitting daily deadlines
  • Exceptional analytical skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Pleasant, personable demeanor (face-to-face, on the phone and via email)
  • Keen ability to multi-task; self-starter
  • Capable planner
  • A strong vocabulary
  • Teachable spirit
  • Sense of humor

    Compensation: based on experience and skillset

    How to Apply

    Please Include A Cover Letter, Resume And At Minimum A Link To Your Personal Url/Portfolio.

    We’ll Accept .Pdf Portfolios In Of Links Or Online Samples Of Your Work, But Please Submit These As A Download Rather Than An Attachment.

    Send to careers@kehldesign.com


    Security Officer and Deputy Security Officer Jobs at the Great Lakes University of Kisumu

    Great Lakes University of Kisumu (GLUK) is a private chartered university offering degree and other programmes in various disciplines including Health Sciences, Community Development, Education, Theology, Agribusiness, Business Administration, IT, Hospitality and Tourism among others.

    The University is looking for highly qualified, experienced, motivated and reputable team players to fill the positions of Security Officer and Deputy Security Officer.

    Security Officer

    Responsibilities

  • Supervise other security personnel
  • Ensure security of visitors of the University and create reports thereof
  • Enforcement of traffic discipline within the University
  • Make regular security surveys and summary reports on University security
  • Prevent and report any theft or loss of GLUK properties
  • Handle welfare matters of security staff such as uniforms, leave roster, off duty, duty rota
  • Monitor movement of vehicles and assist the transport officer on security of the vehicles (e.g parking places, accidents, inspections etc)
  • Coordinate outsourced security services and internal security operations
  • Handle staff security cases and security administrative issues
  • Collect and gather intelligence data/information
  • Compile security reports
  • Assist the University authorities in maintaining law and order
  • Assist the University in day to day administration of students hostels (specifically evicting unauthorized occupants/intruders)
  • Perform any other duty that may be assigned by the immediate supervisor.

    Qualifications

    The successful candidate should have /be:

  • At least a bachelors degree in security related studies from a recognized institution
  • A Masters degree in security studies or equivalent from a recognized institution will be an added advantage
  • Must have served as a Security Officer for a minimum of 5 years in a similar setting
  • Having served as a Police Officer or Intelligence Service Security will be an added advantage

    Deputy Security Officer

    Responsibilities

  • Assist the Security Officer in supervising other security staff
  • Assist in collecting and gathering intelligence data/information
  • Assist in ensuring security of visitors of the University and making reports thereof
  • Assist in making regular security surveys and summary reports on University security
  • Maintain contact with the local police department for handling of emergency cases
  • Assist in preparing incident reports
  • Perform any other job-related duties as may be assigned by the immediate supervisor

    Qualifications

    The successful candidate should have /be:

  • At least bachelors degree in a security related field or equivalent from a recognized institution
  • A masters degree or a post-graduate diploma in a related field will be an added advantage
  • Must have served as a deputy Security Officer for a minimum of 3 years
  • Having served as a Police Officer or Intelligence Service Security will be an added advantage

    How to Apply

    Each application shall be accompanied by a detailed Curriculum Vitae, copies of relevant academic and professional certificates, National Identity Card or passport, Testimonials and other relevant supporting documents.

    Applications should be addressed to the

    Vice Chancellor, Great Lakes University of Kisumu,
    Main Campus-Kibos, Off Miwani Road,
    P.O. Box 2224-40100
    Kisumu.

    All applications shall clearly be marked “Application for the position of Security Officer/Deputy Security Officer.”

    And

    Send electronic copies of credentials in PDF format by email to recruitment@gluk.ac.ke.

    Applications must be submitted on or before 5th August 2016.

    GLUK is an equal opportunity employer: Women, marginalized and persons living with disability are encouraged to apply.

    Only short listed candidates will be contacted.


    Sanergy IT Help Desk Technician Job in Kenya

    Job Vacancy: IT Help Desk Technician

    Sanergy is an award-winning social venture that builds healthy, prosperous communities by making hygienic sanitation accessible and affordable in Africa’s urban informal settlements.

    Our systems-based approach to solving the sanitation crisis involves five key steps: we build a dense network of franchised micro-entrepreneurs, who operate low-cost, high-quality waterless sanitation facilities – called Fresh Life – as small businesses.

    We provide critical support services – such as access to finance, business analytics, training, and marketing. We collect the waste regularly and safely remove it from the community.

    We convert the waste into valuable by-products, such as organic fertilizer and renewable energy. Finally, we sell the by-products to Kenyan farms under the brand name Farm Star.

    Since November 2011, we have launched nearly 700 Fresh Life Toilets to a network of more than 300 Fresh Life Operators.

    We have collected and converted over 7,000 tons of waste. At the same time, we have built a team of over 200 people.

    For our work, we have been recognized by Fast Company as one of the 10 Most Innovative Companies in the World Doing Social Good and one of the 10 Most Innovative Companies in Africa.

    Job Purpose Statement: As a System Administrator, you will build and scale the company’s rapidly expanding information technology infrastructure including Salesforce, Google Apps, and computing and networking hardware.

    In addition to requiring that you be an exceptional system administrator, this role also requires that you have a sharp eye for identifying business process inefficiencies and quickly architecting a solution.

    Your talent will be in high demand, so the ability to multi-task is essential.

    You will be part of a deeply impassioned team that is singularly focused on success.

    Reports to: Information Systems Manager

    Role & Responsibilities

    System Administrator

    Salesforce

  • Administer Salesforce user base
  • Manage data for cleanliness, maintenance, and data integrity
  • Develop reporting and dashboard functions as well as business intelligence analytics
  • Work closely with business analysts to review operational processes and identify inefficiencies and opportunities for automation
  • Coordinate with developers on custom Force.com applications and operations systems integrations
  • Architect, build, test, implement, and modify applications and processes using the Force.com platform

    Google Apps

  • Administer Google Apps user base
  • Manage data for cleanliness, maintenance, and data integrity
  • Work closely with business analysts to review operational processes and identify inefficiencies and opportunities for automation
  • Architect, build, test, implement, and modify applications and processes using the Google Apps platform

    Computing and Networking Hardware

  • Administer and maintain all computing and networking hardware including laptops, routers, modems, etc.

    Job Requirements

  • BS/MS in Computer Science or equivalent preferred
  • Experience with Salesforce.com schema design, formulas, workflow, approval processes
  • Knowledge of the Salesforce security model
  • Knowledge of the Google Apps Platform
  • Familiarity with Apex (triggers) and Visualforce
  • Experience with HTML, CSS, or web tools development is a plus
  • Experience with maintenance of computing and networking hardware
  • Strong communication skills

    Application Deadline 29th August 2016

    For more information and job application details, see; IT Help Desk Technician


    Tausi Assurance Company Risk & Compliance Officer Job in Kenya

    Tausi Assurance Company Ltd

    Vacancy: Risk & Compliance Officer

    Ref: TAS/HR/AM/1666/2016

    On a quiet day in 1992, seven shareholders founded Tausi Assurance Company Limited. Subsequently, in 1993, the company began modest operations in the Westlands suburb of Nairobi.

    Tausi is a mid-sized insurance Company with profits in excess of KShs. 200m dealing in general insurance.

    We are currently looking to recruit a suitably qualified, dynamic and experienced individual to join their high powered team as a Risk & Compliance Officer.

    Profile: This is very much a 'hands on position' where the holder will be expected to deliver results under strict deadlines.

    He/She will be a self-starter who can hit the ground running and take accountability of the work designated to him/her.

    Role Purpose: Carry out audits and reviews of the various processes of the departments to ensure compliance with set controls, report on any non-conformances and give recommendations

    Key Responsibilities:

  • As obliged under IRA Guideline on Risk Management and Internal Controls Section
  • To work with the Company consultant to ensure risk management framework is formulated and implemented in Tausi
  • To ensure that the company operate within the risk management framework formulated
  • To ensure that the risk appetite set by the board is adhered to and where higher appetite levels are required the same is requested for approval at the board risk committee
  • To work with line managers in identifying top risks in the various departments
  • To ensure that risks identified are analysed and addressed
  • To ensure that risks identified are mitigated and the impact minimized to acceptable levels and in future pro-active measures are taken.
  • Maintain the risk registers
  • Monitor the risk management dash board reports and give feedback on the same.
  • To work with the Company consultant to develop risk management reports that will be produced at different intervals such as monthly or quarterly as required.
  • To maintain proper filing system for the risk management department
  • To train employees on risk management policies and practices Participate in the salvage committee
  • To maintain filing relating to salvage committee
  • To prepare quarterly loss making accounts reports
  • Work on the organizations BCP
  • Other duties as allocated by the supervisor

    Academic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in any business related course.
  • Risk management qualifications are an added advantage
  • Professional Qualifications
  • CPA/ ACCA

    Experience

  • Two years auditing experience
  • Skills and Competencies
  • Strategic and analytical skills.
  • Report writing and presentation skills.
  • Planning and organization skills.
  • Ability to drive change and innovation.

    All applications should be made through hr@tausiassurance.com by COB 12th August 2016

    For more information on Tausi, please visit www.tausiassurance.co.ke


    Wananchi Group Customer Service Representative (High Value Section) Job in Kenya

    Wananchi Group (K) Ltd

    Job Title: Customer Service Representative - High Value Section

    Department: Customer Experience

    Location: Gateway Park

    Employment Status / Type: Contract

    Position Reporting to: Technical Support Manager

    Manages Others: No

    Job Purpose / Summary: CSR is responsible for providing professional and quality customer service both internally and externally.

    Reporting to the Technical Support Manager, the CSR will be responsible for:

    Customer Support at designated touch points (Inbound, Outbound, Emails, Escalations ):

  • Customer calls; emails; outbound calls; escalations: CSR gets full understanding of customer's enquiry, provides full customer support for all fiber services on first contact, solves the issue and logs it on CRM and Wincable.
  • If the issue is resolved, the CSR ensures that customer is satisfied and confirms the customers contact details.
  • If issue can't be resolved during the interaction, it is escalated by the CSR to the CE leader and followed up through the proper channels until resolution.
  • Take full ownership of customer cases handled and ensures proper handover for unresolved cases at end of day.
  • Ensure customer satisfaction with service and quality of support provided.
  • Good interpretation of customer queries and relay of accurate information to reassure customers and manage their expectations.

    Key Roles:

  • Using effective communication skills.
  • Resolving all complaints, concerns and issues in a timely and diplomatic manner.
  • Conduct activities in a professional manner
  • Demonstrating knowledge of Zuku Fiber service standards or service level agreements
  • Demonstrating knowledge of impact of providing professional service to Customers
  • Understanding the importance and impact of first call resolution (FCR)
  • Working with the CE leader on performance improvement as an individual and with the team as a whole
  • Ensuring complaints/concerns are resolved or escalated in a timely manner
  • Providing timely notifications to management of negative trends, urgency of issue, or extent of required follow up
  • Determining when a problem requires action from higher level of authority
  • Participate in regular team meetings
  • Educate customers about terminology, features and benefits of products in order to improve customer education and satisfaction.
  • Updating client comments, complaints, reports and compliments on all relevant Wananchi Systems
  • The job holder will be expected to identify and highlight to the supervisor, all emerging service issues of general of unique nature; that may require maintenance, upgrade or restructuring of Fiber services in order to meet customer needs.
  • Work with immediate CE leader on team rosters.
  • Provide one-stop customer support for all Fiber services by responding to customer contacts within defined SLAs
  • Track and monitor the customer problem exceeding the agreed SLA's and escalate to the required level of management until complete resolution.
  • Track and monitor reopened, repeated customer problems, executing a special customer care plan on affected customers, developing actions plans and following up until complete resolution.
  • Daily monitoring and reporting on the intake of customer problem by type, root cause, SLA compliance, average closing time and average pending time.
  • Enhance customer loyalty and upsell accordingly.

    Key Performance Indicators:

  • Achieve Support Center SLA’s

  • Achieve 90% first call resolution (FCR)
  • 90% correct CRM capture
  • 100% Schedule Adherence
  • Score a minimum of 98% on QA score for the Month

    Other KPIs

  • Efficiency
  • Good Handle rate
  • Calls per Customer
  • Average Handle Rate
  • Escalation Resolutions

    Experience and Background Required:

  • 2 yrs experience in a busy Contact Center, supporting internet/technology driven services
  • Understanding of - IP networks; the contention ratios in the network; Metro Ethernet networks
  • Troubleshooting skills e.g. on CMTS configuration, IP assignment (DHCP services) is an added advantage
  • Understanding of the basic GPON network design & structure is an added advantage
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
  • Knowledge and experience in reading, analyzing, and interpreting reports and technical procedures.
  • Proficiency in MS Office - specifically Excel, Access, Word, PowerPoint.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from management, peers and customers.
  • Ability to handle service delivery and service assurance processes and structures in a large telecommunications environment.
  • Self-driven, customer centric and team player.

    How to Apply

    Interested and qualified candidates to submit their application including a detailed CV,day time telephone contact to recruit@ke.wananchi.com with a subject line Customer Service Representative-High Value on or before 29th July 2016.

    Wananchi Group is an equal opportunity employer and will offer competitive remuneration and benefits to the right candidate.

    Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

    Note: Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.


    Terre des hommes Foundation Child Protection Project Coordinator Job in Dadaab Kenya

    Terre des hommes Foundation is the leading Swiss child relief agency, improving the lives of millions of the world's most vulnerable children.

    To support the development of its Child Protection Project in Dadaab Sub-County, Garissa County.

    Tdh is currently seeking Kenyan qualified candidate for the below position:

    Child Protection Project Coordinator

    Re-advertisement

    1 Position

    Position Ref: Tdh/CPPC/2016/04

    Reporting to: Child Protection Programme Manager

    Duty station: Dadaab Main Office, Dadaab (with travels to Kambioos and Hagadera Project locations)

    Contract duration: 1 year with possibility of extension to end of project

    Main Responsibilities:

    The Child Protection Project Coordinator will be responsible for all aspects of the implementation of the Child Protection project in Dadaab Sub – County.

    Key focus is to manage, mentor and train 2 CP Project Managers and a team of professional child protection, administration and community workers.

    Coordinate with the project leads of programme activities to ensure regular assessment of project needs and adequate standards of service provision are met.

    Develop collaboration and participate in coordination with UNHCR, other UN agencies, and International, and the local agencies and authorities such as the Sub- County Children Officer, parents, operational partners.

    The incumbent will conduct his or her duties in respect of the Charter.

    Requirements:

  • Minimum university degree in related field (Psychology, Sociology, Child
  • Rights/Child Development Studies, Social Work).
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in implementing or coordinating the implementation of projects supporting children.
  • Experience working in a complex refugee program environment or in refugee settings and managing child protection in emergencies settings is a plus.
  • Experience with Behaviour Change techniques and approaches.
  • Management of project funds.
  • Team management experience (60 subordinates).
  • Project reporting and evaluation experience.
  • Hands-on experience in training and mentorship of staff.
  • Fluency in English and Kiswahili.

    Application modalities:

    Interested candidates that fit the above requirements are requested to submit a covering letter & CV to kenya@tdh.ch stating their daytime telephone contacts and addresses of three referees.

    Applications will be reviewed on rolling basis.

    Candidates who previously applied need not re-apply.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    Website: www.tdh.ch

    Tdh’s recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to protect children’s rights, which includes the prevention of all forms of child abuse.

    Tdh is an equal opportunity employer. Female candidates are encouraged to apply.


    Payroll Officer Job in Kenya

    Payroll Officer

    Reports to: Finance Manager

    The Role: S/He will calculate and distribute payroll to employees

    Responsibilities:

  • Maintains payroll information by collecting, calculating, and entering data.
  • Updates payroll records by entering changes in exemptions, insurance coverage, savings deductions, and job title and department/division transfers.
  • Prepares reports by compiling summaries of earnings, taxes, deductions, leave, disability, and nontaxable wages.
  • Determines payroll liabilities by calculating employee federal and state income and social security taxes and employer's social security, unemployment, and workers compensation payments.
  • Resolves payroll discrepancies by collecting and analyzing information.
  • Provides payroll information by answering questions and requests.
  • Maintains payroll operations by following policies and procedures; reporting needed changes.
  • Maintains employee confidence and protects payroll operations by keeping information confidential.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.

    Requirements & Qualifications:

  • Degree in finance related field, CPA (K) or ACCA
  • Minimum 3 years experience in handling group payroll in a busy environment
  • Ability to analyze Information
  • Data Entry Skills
  • Attention to Detail
  • Confidentiality, Thoroughness, General Math Skills,
  • Knowledge of Financial Software
  • Reporting Skills,
  • Good Verbal Communications skills and highly Organized

    Send your CV to mary.mweni@cdl.co.ke stating your current and expected salary.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


    StarTimes Media AR Research Manager Job in Kenya

    Leading Digital TV industry player StarTimes Media is seeking a highly motivated and skilled professional who is suitably qualified to join its Media Unit in the position of an AR Research Manager.

    Department: Media Unit

    Reports to: Content Director and to AR Research HQ

    Job Objective: The AR Research Manager implements the vision and plan of the Content Department in quest to ensure effective and sustainable implementation of credible and reliable AR Research data.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensure efficient AR sample household management
  • Provide on-going training to call center team dedicated to the market research and audience analysis function ensuring that they are able to carry out assigned project task
  • Liaise with third-party media and audience analysis agencies for large-scale audience and market-research projects
  • Manage first and third party research providers from the vendor selection process through to day-to-day relationship management
  • Coordinate and manage audience and market analysis project
  • Provide regular monthly updates on strategic country-branch media-research development/s.
  • Work with International HQ team to ensure structural and work-alignment
  • Provide ST colleagues with intelligent, creative and inspirational consumer research and Insight.
  • Lead production and delivery of data on ST Audience Rating Research
  • Identify and deliver audience data to develop existing media products and build and procure new content suitable to the market
  • Provide regular industry competitive data and broader consumer media insights
  • Support media sales in client pitches and provide campaign effectiveness reporting

    Qualifications, Skills and Competencies:

  • First Degree and a Masters Degree in any Social Science field with specialty in Statistics and demographic Studies
  • Exceptional media research skills with experience of managing quantitative research, research panels/agencies and the ability to disseminate and provide insight to a wider audience.
  • 6 – 10 years’ experience cognate experience, 4 of which must have been spent at a supervisory level
  • Experience in a similar role either in an Advertising agency, Market Research
  • Outfit, or a Multi-national telecoms organization
  • Ability to independently develop market/ audience analysis tools or template
  • Project Management skills
  • Excellent Oral and written communication skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Facilitation skills
  • Willing to travel

    Salary: An attractive and market competitive remuneration commensurate with knowledge and experience will be offered to the successful candidate.

    Qualified candidates are encouraged to send their application letters and CV’s quoting relevant skills and experience with the position applied for as the subject to jobs@startimes.co.ke

    Kindly include names of three referees and a daytime telephone contact.

    Interviews will be done on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


    KOMAZA Jobs Kilifi Kenya

    Who We Are

    Komaza is revolutionizing African forestry by unlocking the potential for small farmers to serve booming wood markets. With roots in San Francisco and headquarters in coastal Kenya, we have planted over 2 million trees with more than 6,000 farmers, making us Kenya’s largest commercial tree planter.

    By leveraging farmers’ contribution of land and labor, Komaza can access effectively limitless land and establish a hectare of trees for far less than big plantations – a powerful disruption to the traditional forestry model.

    We have been recognized with numerous awards and investments, including Forbes, Ashoka, Mulago Foundation, and Novastar Ventures. Having recently assembled a top group of investors for a significant growth financing round, we are now seeking driven, high-performance leaders to launch this exciting chapter of accelerated growth.

    1. Director of Business Operations

    About Business Operations

    Komaza is building a new Biz Ops department as an internal consulting house to drive fast growth and performance improvement across the company. Working closely with other departments and senior executives, Biz Ops defines and implements initiatives that are both “high importance” and “high urgency” – the team will tackle diverse fast-paced product development and process improvement projects, with a particular focus on smart startup decision-making with critical cost-benefit analysis and lean R&D, plus developing and continuously optimizing robust and scalable operations systems.

    Some Biz Ops individuals will stay for 1-2+ years, while others will come on shorter internships and fellowship; culturally, the team will embody fast, flexible thinkers from Kenya and around the world with backgrounds spanning management consulting, finance, research and operations who will do whatever it takes to help Komaza succeed.

    About this Role

    As Director of Biz Ops, you will be responsible for driving change both at a strategic level and deeply operational level. As the leader of this initiative, you will need to thrive on ambiguity, while possessing the drive and organizational rigor to design a repeatable process for tackling a rapid succession of urgent requests.

    Most importantly, you must be a lifelong learner who is able to lead, coordinate and coach your team of bright consultants through diverse day-to-day challenges, including effectively and positively supporting other departments with a service mindset.

    You are an open-minded, flexible, and determined thinker and operator that cares most about driving lasting impact by converting strategies into results, and loves developing and delivering solutions for an ever-changing and always-growing backlog of diverse startup challenges.

    You will be exposed to every facet of Komaza’s organization, and must be able to balance long-term strategic thinking with near-term pragmatic problem solving and prioritization. You will report to Komaza’s Founder & CEO, and work very closely with other senior executives.

    Responsibilities

  • Develop a dynamic, deep understanding of how Komaza works, and constantly think about how to improve every department and the connections to bind them.
  • Recruit and lead a team of management consultants, investment bankers, and operations gurus, while inspiring a culture of collaboration and accountability.
  • Build deep relationships from executives to frontline staff to identify, design and deliver opportunities to translate business strategies into real world results.
  • Develop tracking systems to prioritize ops challenges and strategic opportunities.
  • Design and implement core operations and management systems to ensure the business meets and outperforms growth targets.
  • Define company strategy, working closely with our Founder/CEO and others on our collaborative “Silicon Valley culture” senior team. Help build a management team committed to tenets of “JFDI” and “Go Big or Go Home.”

    Qualifications

  • 8+ years’ relevant work experience, ideally 4+ management experience in top-tier management consulting, i-banking, or corporate strategy; MBA preferred.
  • Proven experience leading high-performing teams, especially in dynamic fast-growth environments, tackling a very diverse number of challenges.
  • Excellent communication skills with the aptitude to distill complex systems and detailed analysis into simple, structured processes with concrete action plans.
  • Data is your friend and Excel is your best friend. You also know how to thrive in uber-growth situations. You’ve worked and thrived at a rapidly scaling company.
  • Energetic & enthusiastic – willing to do whatever necessary to get the job done.
  • Very well-organized, with experience in project and change management.
  • Comfort with ambiguity and uncertainty, as well as patience and perseverance in the face of serious logistical, environmental, and human resource hurdles.
  • Proven success working and living in Africa preferred.

    Expectations

    We need a Director of Biz Ops who wants to make a meaningful commitment to building and scaling this department for a minimum of 3-5+ years. While we will open a Nairobi office to support regional expansion in the near future, this role will be primarily based at our current headquarters in Kilifi, Kenya for the foreseeable future. The role offers competitive salary and benefits with potential for further career growth.

    How to apply:

    Please follow this LINK to apply. Closing date is 7th August 2016. For more information and job application details, see; Director of Business Operations

    Chief Operating Officer

    As COO, you will be at the helm of growing our team from 100 to 400+ staff over the next 3 years. This is a senior management role that requires innovative thinking and positive leadership in a highly-dynamic and demanding fast-growth environment; this is not a technical forestry role.

    You will be doing hands-on coordination, coaching and problem-solving to lead a quickly-growing team and hit ambitious milestones. We need a true top-performer – someone with exceptional IQ, EQ, positive energy and experience to manage fast-paced, rapidly-changing and complex operations.

    The COO will report to Komaza’s Founder & CEO and work closely with other senior executives.

    Responsibilities

  • Lead a socially and environmentally driven business through years of ambitious growth, striving to transform Africa’s lagging forestry sector with a uniquely cost-competitive and high-impact business model.
  • Complete P&L accountability for the business’ core value chain, from seedling nurseries to sawmills and sales.
  • Lead 10X expansion of our operations in coastal Kenya over the next 5 years.
  • Concurrently, build systems to replicate into new geographies & markets – building an expansion team to launch a second site in 2018, third in 2020, thereafter annually – to establish one of Africa’s top-5 forestry assets by 2025.
  • Drive revenue growth by scaling up decentralized harvest operations, establishing value-adding processing facilities, and implementing scalable wood sales of diverse products into regional and export markets.
  • Define company strategy, working closely with our Founder/CEO and others on our collaborative “Silicon Valley culture” senior team. Help build a fun management team committed to the tenets of “JFDI” and “Go Big or Go Home.”
  • Define and influence company culture according to the principles of servant leadership, and continuous improvement in pursuit of excellence and impact.

    Qualifications

  • 10+ years of relevant work experience, ideally with successful entrepreneurial experience or 4+ years as a senior leader in a rapidly growing start-up; MBA is preferred.
  • Proven experience leading high-performing teams, especially in dynamic, high-growth environments, tackling a very diverse number of challenges.
  • Insatiable hunger to learn and desire to continuously improve systems, people, operations to build and scale an innovative, high-impact business model.
  • Deep experience in project or operations management preferred.
  • Strong relationship-building skills and experience working closely across organizations from senior executives to field-level staff.
  • Excellent communication skills with the aptitude to distill complex systems and detailed analysis into simple, structured processes with concrete action plans.
  • Comfort with ambiguity and uncertainty, as well as patience and perseverance in the face of serious logistical and environmental hurdles.
  • Low ego attitude with a willingness to shift from high-level critical thinking to stepping in and helping drive implementation on the ground. This isn’t a top-down armchair role. To succeed, you must be very comfortable seeking and learning from “upward feedback” from your team, and combining strong leadership skills with openness, humility, and good humor.
  • Proven success living and working in Africa is preferred.

    Expectations

    We need a COO who wants to make a meaningful commitment to leading dramatic scaling of our core operations for a minimum of 3-5+ years. While we will open a Nairobi office to support regional expansion in the near future, this role will be primarily based at our current headquarters in Kilifi, Kenya for the foreseeable future. The role offers competitive salary and benefits, plus equity participation.

    How to apply:

    For more information and job application details, see; Chief Operating Officer

    Closing date is 14th August 2016.

    3. Director of Farmer Relations

    As Director of Farmer Relations and founder of this department, you will be responsible for driving growth at both strategic and operational levels. You will need to spend significant time in the field to develop a deep understanding of our farmers, while also managing growing operations from our HQ office.

    This role calls for a skilled communications content creator, who is also a talented operations manager working to develop, coach and manage a growing team to deliver compelling content.

    You are an open-minded, flexible, positive thinker and detail-oriented operator that cares most about driving lasting impact by getting everyone to work effectively together with a common culture of teamwork. You will report to Komaza’s COO, while working closely with the Founder & CEO, as well as other senior executives.

    Responsibilities

  • Develop communication materials for: enrollment; planting; lifetime farmer engagement; harvesting; returning income; smart spending for impact.
  • Research and understand our farmers’ lives, both day-to-day and their Komaza experience. Develop communication strategies and materials to maximize communities’ positive perception of Komaza and our impact on farmers’ lives.
  • Design, develop and implement Komaza’s impact-measurement processes, with a comprehensive socio-economic baseline survey followed by post-harvest follow ups to deliver deep quantitative and qualitative insights into our actual impact.
  • Design and pilot innovative programs to increase farmer engagement & impact, including a savings and credit cooperative and rural “Komaza Farmer Shop” to sell discounted household goods to farmers and community ambassadors.
  • Design, develop and manage systems to collect and act on farmer feedback.
  • Recruit and lead our Farmer Relations team. Train Farmer Relations and Field Operations teams to effectively act on farmer feedback and to communicate the right content with a positive, compelling tone. Empower all staff to be positive, well-informed ambassadors for Komaza’s model, values and impact.

    Qualifications

  • 8+ years’ relevant work experience, ideally with 4+ years working closely with small-scale farmers, plus experience developing and delivering communications or training materials; a Masters is preferred.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; some Swahili and a strong desire to learn is a serious plus; aptitude to distill complex messages into simple, structured communications with lots of relatable analogies.
  • Energetic and enthusiastic – willing to do whatever is necessary to get the job done. You’re well-organized with experience in project management.
  • Comfort with ambiguity and uncertainty, as well as patience and perseverance in the face of serious logistical, cultural and environmental hurdles.
  • Proven success working and living in Africa is strongly preferred.

    Expectations

    We need a Director of Farmer Relations who wants to make a meaningful commitment to building and scaling this department for a minimum of 3-5+ years. While we will open a Nairobi office to support regional expansion in the near future, this role will be primarily based at our current headquarters in Kilifi, Kenya for the foreseeable future. The role offers competitive salary and benefits.

    Application Deadline

    Closing date is 7th August 2016.

    How to apply:

    For more information and job application details, see; Director of Farmer Relations

    4. Director of Product Marketing & Sales

    As Director of Product Marketing & Sales, you will be responsible for increasing sales from our current pilot level to $2 million annually in the next two years, while developing the strategy and capacity to grow to $10 million by 2020. All other Departments are cost centers; you will build Komaza’s core profit center.

    This role calls for a proven Marketing & Sales professional, not a wood industry expert. As the founder of this initiative, you will be responsible for driving growth at both strategic and deeply operational levels, managing your team to consistently deliver results, while building strategies and systems for long-term success.

    You are an open-minded, flexible, and determined thinker and operator who will do whatever necessary to sell Komaza’s growing harvest volumes for the best possible net return. You will report to Komaza’s COO, while working closely with the Founder & CEO, as well as other senior executives.

    Responsibilities

  • Develop a deep understanding of Komaza’s available wood markets (TAM/SAM/SOM), leading primary research into qualitative and quantitative insights on demand, existing supply chains, prices, opportunities and challenges.
  • Design and implement Komaza’s Sales & Marketing Plan, with a clear strategy and operational plan for achieving ambitious sales targets.
  • Recruit and lead a lean team of high-performing researchers, marketers and salesmen, while developing a culture of collaboration, accountability, honesty, customer service, and relentless hustle to make the sale.
  • Build strong relationships with key customers, and coach and manage your team to build and maintain strong relationships with scores of potential customers from individual consumers to government tenders.
  • Design and manage detailed real-time data collection tools and dashboards for sales forecasting and reporting, aligned with marketing and sales strategies to deliver results.

    Qualifications

  • 8+ years’ relevant work experience, ideally with 4+ years leading significant growth of a marketing & sales operation in East Africa; an MBA is preferred.
  • Proven experience leading high-performing sales teams, introducing new products to local retailers and consumers. You can thrive in dynamic, uber-growth situations.
  • You’ve worked and thrived at a rapidly scaling company.
  • Excellent communication skills with the aptitude to distill complex systems and detailed analysis into simple, structured processes with concrete action plans.
  • Energetic and enthusiastic – willing to do whatever is necessary to get the job done. You’re well-organized with experience in project and change management.
  • Comfort with ambiguity and uncertainty, as well as patience and perseverance in the face of serious logistical and environmental hurdles.
  • Proven success working and living in Africa is strongly preferred.

    Expectations

    We need a Director of Marketing & Sales who wants to make a meaningful commitment to building and rapidly scaling this department for a minimum of 3-5+ years. While we will open a Nairobi office to support regional expansion in the near future, this role will be primarily based at our current headquarters in Kilifi, Kenya for the foreseeable future. The role offers competitive salary and benefits.

    Application Deadline

    Closing date is 7th August 2016.

    How to apply:

    For more information and job application details, see; Director of Product Marketing & Sales

    5. Vice President of Operations Innovation

    As Vice President of Operations Innovation, you are fundamentally tasked with designing the future of forestry in Africa, and will be responsible for driving change both at a strategic level and deeply operational level. As the founder of this initiative, you will need to thrive on ambiguity, and possess the ability to see, prioritize and manage simultaneous multi-year initiatives.

    Most importantly, you must be a lifelong learner who is able to lead, coordinate and coach your team of bright consultants through the stages of designing, developing and delivering critical projects necessary for the long-term success and sustainability of the company.

    You are an open-minded, flexible, and generative thinker and operator that cares most about driving lasting impact by converting excellent ideas into testable prototypes and proven reality. You will report to Komaza’s Founder & CEO, and work very closely with other senior executives.

    Responsibilities

  • Develop a dynamic, deep understanding of how Komaza works – the connectivity between teams, systems, and on-the-ground realities of building a for-profit, impact-driven business – and constantly think about how to improve on it.
  • Recruit and lead a team of former innovation consultants, researchers, and operating experts, while inspiring a culture of collaboration and accountability.
  • Build deep relationships at all levels across the organization to serve as the eyes and ears on the ground attuned to critical organizational needs and opportunities.
  • Design and implement a rigorous methodology for inspiring, building, testing, and scaling blue-sky initiatives.
  • Define company strategy, working closely with our Founder/CEO and others on our collaborative “Silicon Valley culture” senior team. Help build a management team committed to tenets of “JFDI” and “Go Big or Go Home.”

    Qualifications

  • 10+ years’ relevant work experience, ideally 4+ years program innovation consulting, or operations research and strategy from a leading company; qualitative and quantitative data are both your friends; an MBA is preferred.
  • Proven experience leading high-performing teams, especially in dynamic environments. You know how to thrive in uber-growth situations. You’ve worked and thrived at a rapidly scaling company.
  • Excellent communication skills with the aptitude to distill complex systems and detailed analysis into simple, structured processes with concrete action plans.
  • Energetic and enthusiastic – willing to do whatever is necessary to get the job done. You’re well-organized with experience in project and change management.
  • Comfort with ambiguity and uncertainty, as well as patience and perseverance in the face of serious logistical and environmental hurdles.
  • Proven success working and living in Africa is strongly preferred.

    Expectations

    We need a VP of Ops Innovation who wants to make a meaningful commitment to building this department and delivering significant innovations for a minimum of 3-5+ years. While we will open a Nairobi office to support regional expansion in the near future, this role will be primarily based at our current headquarters in Kilifi, Kenya for the foreseeable future. The role offers competitive salary and benefits, plus equity

    Application Deadline

    Closing date is 14th August 2016.

    How to apply:

    For more information and job application details, see; Vice President of Operations Innovation


    International Rescue Committee Jobs in Nairobi Kenya

    1. Country Director

    Background:

    The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world's worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure.

    The International Rescue Committee first began assisting Somalis in the early 1980s following the Somalia-Ethiopian conflict. Forced to halt programs due to a resurgence of violence, the IRC restarted relief efforts in 2007, working with local authorities to foster development through the creation of jobs and community participation. Now as Somalia and its neighbors struggle to recover from the effects of a catastrophic drought, the IRC is responding to Somalis' urgent needs.

    Scope of Work:

    The Country Director for Somalia is responsible for overall leadership and supervisory management of IRC offices and operations in the country, including stewardship of resources, staff safety and security, program quality and accountability, and performance management.

    The Country Director is IRC's principal representative to the Somalia government, donors, international organizations, other NGOs and the media. The Country Director is expected to respond effectively to a constantly changing environment and vulnerable host populations with effective humanitarian programs implemented directly and with Somalia partner organizations.

    The Country Director will lead country program staff in pursuing the outcomes identified in the strategy action plan for 2016-2020, bringing them together to deliver high-quality, cost-effective programming results.

    Success in this position requires an individual with exemplary leadership abilities who deploys strong communications and interpersonal skills effectively, both internally and externally.

    The successful candidate will enjoy developing networks to build partnerships and diversify program resources. Given the operating environment, the Country Director is expected to be attentive to risk management.

    S/he will be directly responsible for the overall coordination and strategic direction of the country program; providing oversight and coaching for directly supervised senior managers; leading country program teams to identify, design and deliver responsive, high-quality programs; ensuring efficient management of public grants and private funds for results, compliance and focused, timely reporting; and oversight of financial management and compliance systems.

    Based in Nairobi, the Country Director oversees all IRC operations in Somalia. Reporting to the Regional Director, this position receives support from regional and headquarters staff in the areas of program quality, new business development, safety and security management, finance, operations management, and external affairs. The Country Director is additionally expected to actively participate in defining the IRC's public advocacy positions.

    The Country Director directly supervises four positions in a country program of approximately 138 staff. This position is fully accompanied and requires extensive in-country.

    Specific Responsibilities

    Leadership and Representation

  • Lead the country program by maintaining open and professional relations with colleagues, promoting a strong team spirit and providing guidance, oversight and resources to enable staff to perform successfully.
  • Develop and carry out strategies that result in strong representation with: Lebanese Government authorities at various levels; donors including OFDA, DFID, ECHO, CHF, Europe Aid, UNICEF, Irish Aid, Start Fund and other international organizations; international and local NGOs; and networks such as the INGO Forum.
  • Ensure that the IRC remains a partner of choice for major international donors. Develop and maintain a high level of understanding of donor priorities and planned funding.
  • Initiate and sustain strong, mutually beneficial and authentic partnerships with Lebanese organizations.
  • Seek out and pursue opportunities to raise the profile of the work of the IRC and its partners in Somalia, as well as the lives and the needs of the people the IRC seeks to serve.
  • Play a leadership role in efforts to improve humanitarian response coordination in Somalia.
  • Lead country program collaboration with colleagues in the IRC's HEAZ to deliver regional programming and advocacy.

    Strategic Direction, Program Quality and Growth

  • Set the strategic vision and direction of the country program to serve more people with the most responsive and highest quality programming possible, and secure the resources necessary to do so.
  • Align programming to the country program strategy action plan, sectoral expertise and technical standards.
  • Ensure program quality through consistent use throughout the country program of: rigorous assessment, design, and proposal development and review processes; comprehensive monitoring and evaluation, accountability and learning systems; staff development investments; and partner organization capacity strengthening.
  • Remain current on national and regional issues impacting the country program and partners, and develop responsive strategies to ensure the IRC mission can be carried out appropriately in rapidly changing contexts.
  • Ensure country program alignment with and involvement in meeting regional objectives.
  • Identify opportunities for appropriate expansion and growth of programs, supported by the acquisition and investment of human resources.
  • Ensure timely submission of competitive, responsive and high-quality proposals, and support colleagues in negotiations with donors.

    Safety and Security Management

  • Take primary responsibility for overall management of safety and security for the country program.
  • Oversee the management of all security issues, including appropriate response to emergency situations as they arise.
  • Create and maintain a culture of safety and security throughout the country program, including trainings and briefings that prepare all country program staff for security incident prevention and response.
  • Keep security, evacuation and contingency plans current and accessible to country program staff.
  • Maintain close coordination and communication with the Regional Safety and Security Advisor on safety and security concerns and evolving issues that could adversely affect IRC staff or operations.

    Staff Performance Management and Development

  • Supervise and mentor direct-report staff, including communicating clear expectations, setting performance objectives, providing regular and timely performance feedback, and leading documented semi-annual performance reviews.
  • Provide constructive feedback and counsel on appropriate career paths and professional development for IRC staff.
  • Oversee the management, coaching and development of national and international staff to build a cadre of skilled, committed and motivated personnel.
  • Continue to pursue nationalization of senior management positions.
  • Promote and monitor staff care and well-being. Model healthy work-life balance practices. Support appropriate interventions in response to identified staff care needs of both national and international staff.
  • Offer leadership support for successful adherence by all staff to IRC's Global HR Operating Policies and Procedures.
  • Work with regional HR staff to identify and implement recruitment and retention strategies.
  • Undertake regular reviews of labor and salary markets in Somalia for the purpose of enhancing the competitiveness of the IRC's overall compensation package for national staff.

    Stewardship and Operational Management

  • Drive operational excellence to achieve optimal efficiency and cost-effectiveness in all functions and operations of the country program.
  • Oversee the development, deployment and utilization of financial and operational policies, procedures, and systems to deliver compliance with IRC and donor requirements.
  • Ensure responsiveness and appropriate levels of in-person and remote support to all offices, especially in the areas of HR, finance and supply chain.
  • Provide timely and effective oversight of the Somalia country program's financial position.
  • Maintain effective and coordinated budget monitoring processes for grant funds and discretionary funds.
  • Seek opportunities to introduce efficiencies and eliminate redundancies in existing business processes.

    Communications

  • Model and encourage active practice of the principles of the "IRC Way - Global
  • Standards for Professional Conduct" throughout the Somalia country program.
  • Maintain a healthy and empowering office environment that encourages open, honest and productive communication among IRC staff and with partner organizations.
  • Maintain open communications with regional management staff, regional technical advisors, and HQ departmental staff.
  • Supervisory Responsibilities: 4 direct reports, including the Deputy Directors for Programs and Operations, Finance Controller, and Grants Coordinator.

    Professional Standards

  • The IRC and IRC staff must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Global Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding,
  • Anti-Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.

    Professional Qualifications and Requirements

  • Graduate degree in a relevant field
  • At least ten years of progressively responsible international work experience, including at least three years in a leadership role at the Country Director level of multi-site, multi-sectoral operations in a complex operating environment
  • Experience of building personal networks at a senior level, resulting in securing new opportunities for the organization
  • Demonstrated successful leadership and management experience with a multi-disciplinary team in a cross-cultural setting, including active mentoring and coaching
  • Proven experience delivering appropriate levels oversight of a portfolio consisting of a variety of complex, high-value donor-funded projects
  • Extensive representation and fundraising success, including prior experience with European, US and international donors
  • Experience of managing security in a complex and rapidly changing security context
  • Proven ability to negotiate and work with partner organizations. Experience with organizational capacity strengthening and partnership building helpful
  • Strong budget and fiscal oversight capacities
  • Established capacity to deal with ambiguity in stressful situations
  • Ability to respond to multiple priorities in a timely manner, producing high-quality outcomes
  • A keen understanding of political complexities in the Somalia
  • Ability to work and live in a sometimes insecure environment while maintaining a positive attitude

    This position is based in Nairobi and is fully accompanied with an estimated 33% of the Country Director's time spent in other locations in Somalia and the region.

    How to apply:

    For more information and job application details, see; Country Director

    2. Regional Advocacy Coordinator

    Position Summary

    The Regional Advocacy Coordinator is a key member of IRC's HEAZ regional support team and the Global Policy & Advocacy team, charged with strategically positioning IRC on key humanitarian policy debates and raising its profile locally, regionally and internationally. As a member of the regional team, s/he will work closely with country programs throughout the region to provide targeted support in developing local advocacy and policy solutions and building the capacity of country program teams to advocate on priority issues.

    The Regional Advocacy Coordinator works closely and collaboratively with these internal stakeholders as well as broad range of external stakeholders. S/he will develop appropriate, coherent and compelling messaging with the aim of influencing the policies and practices of key actors, enhancing the impact and increasing the coverage of IRC's work.

    S/he reports to the Deputy Regional Director and works closely with the Global Policy & Advocacy's International Programs Director and advocacy officers in the U.S. and Europe. The position is based in Nairobi with travel in the region, and occasionally to U.S. or European cities.

    Scope of work

  • Using real-time, credible data, facilitate the development and implementation of influencing strategies and policies within the region in coordination with country programs and regional teams; ensuring consistency in messaging and information flow from the local to global arena;
  • Represent the IRC in regional fora, and develop or strengthen networks/alliances to push forward topics of shared concern within the humanitarian community - bridging understanding of key issues from the local/national, to regional, to global level;
  • Foster an expanded and coordinated dialogue about improvements to international humanitarian and development architecture and corresponding systems and tools for more effective response.

    Specific Responsibilities

  • Assist in developing and implementing regional advocacy strategies and ensure timely revisions as the context evolves
  • Ensure that country priorities are integrated into appropriate strategy documents and plans
  • Help develop the capacities of country programs on influencing response in complex contexts
  • Work closely with advocacy and communications staff in Washington DC, New York, London, Brussels and Geneva, sharing the strategy and other information Closely monitor policy debates and ensure relevant information is disseminated to advocacy colleagues throughout the IRC
  • Act as IRC spokesperson on advocacy issues where appropriate and take part in relevant country and international policy/advocacy fora as guided by key stakeholders
  • Support on qualitative research projects within the region to ensure that advocacy themes are shaped by new evidence being generated

    Requirements:

    · At least three years of experience in delivering advocacy and policy development work responding to complex humanitarian crises and/or post-conflict environments;

    · Must have at least five years of professional experience in humanitarian affairs; protection; refugee affairs; and international human rights;

    · Demonstrated creativity, ability to apply innovative thinking and problem solving skills;

    · Excellent analytical, presentation, communication and writing skills;

    · Fluency in English (written and spoken) is essential;

    · Must be willing to travel to remote sites under challenging conditions;

    · Ability to work well in unstable security environments, and under significant administrative and programmatic pressures.

    Positions Reports to: Deputy Regional Director, HEAZ

    Works Closely With: Global Policy & Advocacy team in the U.S. and Europe

    How to apply:

    For more information and job application details, see; Regional Advocacy Coordinator


    Clearinghouse Analyst in Nairobi Kenya

    "Clearinghouse" Analyst

    Communities in Transition Division

    Position Location: Nairobi, Kenya

    Background:

    Creative Associates International is a dynamic, fast-growing global development firm that specializes in education, economic growth, democratic institutions and stabilization.

    Based in Washington, D.C., Creative has a field presence in more than 15 countries with a strong client portfolio that includes the U.S. Agency for International Development and the State Department, among others. Since its founding in 1977, Creative has earned a solid reputation among its clients and is well-regarded by competitors and partners alike.

    Position Summary:

    Creative Associates International, Inc. (Creative) is seeking a “Clearinghouse” Analyst for an anticipated U.S. Department of State/Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations (CSO)-funded project in Kenya.

    The “Clearinghouse” Analyst will support a project to mitigate the risk of escalation of localized election-related violence in the lead up to, during, and immediately following the Kenyan elections scheduled for August 2017.

    S/he will work in Nairobi to vet and consolidate county-level stakeholder and risk assessments designed to develop plans and processes to prevent and respond to early indicators of violence and ensure regular reporting to CSO.

    Required Skills & Qualifications:

  • Candidate must have at least 7 years of relevant technical, analytical, and reporting experience with progressive responsibility working with activities of similar scope and scale.
  • Experience implementing activities across electoral management, conflict mitigation is required.
  • Candidate must have a Master’s degree or equivalent in political science, international relations, international development, public/business administration, conflict studies, or other field closely related to the work required.
  • Candidate must have demonstrated ability to work in complex, politically charged, unstable environments, work across different cultures, and manage diverse teams to deliver impact within agreed timelines across a broad geographic area.
  • Candidate must have excellent oral and written skills in English.

    Desired Skills & Qualifications:

  • Kenya-based candidates strongly encouraged to apply.
  • This position is contingent upon donor funding. How to apply:

    For more information and job application details, see; "Clearinghouse" Analyst


    Program Associate in Kenya

    Wanted

    Exceptional professional with 2-5 years of work experience to serve in a position that combines both field and management experience.

    Job Location

    Rural Rwanda, Tanzania, Burundi, Kenya, Uganda, or Nigeria.

    Duration

    Minimum 2 years commitment, full-time job.

    Job Description

    One Acre Fund is growing quickly, and we plan to at least quadruple our farmer impact in the next five years. Program Associates play a major role in driving that growth and ensuring that this growth is stable and systematic – while also adding major innovations and improvements to our program quality. This offers Program Associates a strong career opportunity: the ability to learn from a successful field operation, contribute to aggressive growth, and also make improvements to our program.

    We are currently seeking Program Associates for a variety of teams within One Acre Fund, including:

    Operations: Our country operation teams face a classic leadership and management challenge: how to keep a large country operation growing at 40-75% per year while also making significant improvements to our operating model. Program Associates first learn from our organization’s deep knowledge on scaling rural field programs; then, they are challenged to find new ways to stretch, grow faster, and increase our quality of service.

  • Field operations staff focus on farmer-facing services. They start as generalists, with overall responsibility for executing our program in a region. Over time, they can continue to rise as a general leader, possibly growing to manage an entire country’s field operation. Or they may specialize, for example, in the creation and roll-out of staff development training for hundreds or even 1,000+ team members.

  • Support operations staff build the infrastructure required for growth. These teams proactively eliminate barriers to scale in a diverse range of areas – processing millions of farmer payments, communicating to farmers via tens of millions of SMS, hiring hundreds of new staff per year, and physically moving 20,000+ tons of farm inputs to thousands of drop sites. Program Associates also make steady improvements to accelerate growth – for example, setting up mobile money integration for a country.

    Innovations: Our Innovations teams discover new ideas for our programs and conduct dozens of trials to test these ideas. As an organization, we constantly seek to learn and improve, and our Innovations teams lead the way.

  • Product Innovations staff improve our core agricultural products or run new experiments in energy and health products. The ideas they discover may eventually scale to hundreds of thousands of households. Product Innovations staff design trials, execute trials together with thousands of farmers, synthesize trial data, and make constant revisions to the product offering. For example, our Product Innovations team is currently testing delivery of live chickens and preparing the product for full-scale rollout. One Acre Fund is also increasingly delving into energy and health, and we are currently one of the largest sellers of solar lights in Sub-Saharan Africa.

  • Scale Innovations staff seek to improve our core operating model. By running trials with tens of thousands of farmers, they analyze targeted questions such as: does moving from a group liability loan to an individual liability loan improve repayment and customer satisfaction? Or they might investigate more radical ideas, such as setting up physical One Acre Fund shops to see if there are more efficient ways to deliver high-quality service to farmers. They try variations on our program with the goal of improving our scalability, impact, and financial sustainability.

    On a day-to-day basis, nearly all roles involve a mix of activities:

  • Understanding and solving problems: observing field operations, meeting with leaders of our field staff , running surveys, conducting desk research, analyzing KPIs, etc. Then creating simple and lasting solutions to complex problems. Planning and executing large projects: identifying clear goals, creating project calendars, designing workflows, creating field tools and talking points, designing incentive systems and understanding stakeholders, following up and monitoring project execution in the field, etc.
  • Building teams: hiring staff using One Acre Fund’s unique “experiential hiring” system, mentoring key deputies, and steadily handing off responsibility to your team as you build it.
  • Communicating with other teams: working in coordination with One Acre Fund’s other teams on the ground to execute a smooth customer experience in the simplest way possible.

    One Acre Fund has deep operational experience running rural field programs at a scale of 1,000+ full-time staff per country. Program Associates benefit from this past experience, quickly building their skill-set through immersion in our operating environment. At the same time, the main role of Program Associates is to accelerate growth and to constantly stretch and improve our operations. This presents an excellent career opportunity to both learn from One Acre Fund’s accumulated experience and constantly improve and enable 40%+ program growth per year.

    Qualifications

    We are seeking exceptional professionals with 2 to 5+ years of work experience, and a demonstrated long-term passion for international development. Candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply:

  • Strong work experiences. Examples include a demanding professional work experience, or successful entrepreneurial experience, e.g. starting a field program in a developing country, leading a conference, starting a business, solid Volunteer Service Organization accomplishments (VSO, Peace Corps, JICA, etc).
  • Leadership experience at work, or outside of work.
  • Top-performing undergraduate background (include final grade/marks/GPA).
  • Humility. We are looking for passionate professionals who combine strong leadership skills with good humor, patience, and a humble approach to service to join our growing family of leaders.
  • A willingness to commit to living in rural areas of East Africa for at least two years – this is a long-term, career-track role. The ideal candidate will have at least one year demonstrated experience working in the developing world, although this is not a strict requirement.
  • Language: English required in all locations. French required for Burundi placement. Other notable and useful languages are Swahili, Kinyarwanda, Kirundi, Chichewa, Amharic.
  • Ability to cook/laugh – desirable.

  • Flexible
  • Compensation
  • Starts modest. However, this is a career-track role with fast raises for performance, paying a meaningful salary for long-term placement in developing nations.

    Benefits

    Health insurance, immunizations, flight, room and board.

    Sponsor International Candidates

    Yes

    For more information and job application details, see; Program Associate


    Chief of Party -Nairobi Kenya

    MSH saves lives and improves health by helping public and private organizations throughout the world to effectively manage people, medicines, money, and information.

    Working from more than 40 country offices and our Arlington, Virginia, and Medford, Massachusetts, US headquarters, our staff from more than 70 nations is highly regarded for its technical expertise, integrity, and commitment to making a lasting difference in health. We live our mission to save lives and improve the health of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health.

    Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is seeking a Chief of Party for a potential five -year human resources for health program in Kenya. The purpose of the program is to strengthen the health workforce at the national and county level, while making it more efficient, effective and market driven.

    Overall Responsibilities

  • The Chief of Party leads and manages the project and is accountable for project deliverables and results, with full accountability and authority for the development, execution, and monitoring of the project, including vision and technical strategy; project management; documentation and communication; client(s) stakeholder(s) relationships; and coordination and synergy with other MSH projects and collaboration with MSH Country Representative and the Country Operations
  • Management Unit (COMU) where applicable. This accountability includes effective contribution to business and resource development activities - including positioning, intelligence gathering, and proposal development - that contribute to fueling MSH’s mission.

    Specific Responsibilities

    Project Results:

  • Oversees implementation of program activities and provides high quality technical and strategic leadership, managerial oversight, and administration of the project.
  • Serves as the primary project liaison from MSH to the donor and is accountable for the achievement of results, ensuring quality of services is maintained at the highest standard, and that all project objectives and deliverables are met.
  • Safeguard MSH’s reputation by ensuring that financial, contractual, technical, and political integrity is maintained and strengthened.

    Technical Strategy and Vision:

  • Develop (update and adapt as needed) and execute project results framework, performance monitoring plan, technical strategy, M&E plan and annual work plans as per contract/agreement requirements, MSH technical frameworks and standards, and results monitoring system (RMS) guidelines.
  • Ensure appropriate and timely documentation and dissemination of key results and deliverables for maximum project impact and business development using a variety of communication strategies and media.

    Project and People Management:

  • Ensure effective contract/agreement implementation in strict compliance with contract/agreement clauses, MSH and donor policies and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
  • Ensure project staffing, structure and reporting relationships are aligned with project needs, local context and available resources.
  • Manage and mentor the project team as per MSH policies and guidelines and implement an effective performance-management program including regular check-ins, annual appraisals, supportive supervision, rewards, training, coaching and career development support.

    Client and other Stakeholder Relationships:

  • Build and maintain strong working relations with key internal and external stakeholders, beneficiaries, prime and subcontractors, suppliers and partners.
  • Provide effective and timely responses to inquiries and concerns.
  • Identify and keep track of new business opportunities, communicating them to the relevant internal MSH stakeholders.

    Coordination and Synergy:

  • Collaborate with the MSH Country Representative and participate as required in activities organized in the context of MSH Representation in country.
  • Ensure harmonious collaboration with and cost-effective use of the Country Operations Management Unit.

    Qualifications

  • MPH, MBA or master's level degree in social sciences, international development or related field.
  • 8 years of experience of progressively responsible, related experience is required (10 years preferred).
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with senior-level colleagues, particularly interacting productively, proactively, and comfortably with government agencies, NGOs, private sector groups, US government, and donor organizations
  • Demonstrated leadership and management abilities.
  • Demonstrated strategic planning and visioning skills.
  • Subject-matter expertise in technical content areas of human resources for health relevant to the project (preferred).
  • Prior experience and success directing similar or larger international donor-funded projects (preferred).
  • Familiarity with US government regulations and administrative procedures in the implementation of donor assisted projects (preferred).
  • Proven record of aligning diverse, multi-level teams with project mission and vision. Track record of strong commitment to sharing knowledge, documenting experiences, supporting creative initiatives, and sharing credit.
  • Demonstrated strategic agility, diplomacy, conflict management, team building, written and oral communication, and negotiation skills.
  • Fluency in English and Swahili required.
  • Kenyan candidates are preferred.

    How to apply:

    EEO Statement

    MSH is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national origin, age, veteran’s status, or disability unrelated to job requirements.

    For more information and job application details, see; Chief of Party


    Nutritionist Based in Nairobi (with frequent travel to Field)

    Economic Security is defined as the status of an individual, household or community to cover its life and livelihoods obligatory expenditures in a sustainable manner, consistent with its environment, culture and customs.

    Within its global Economic Security approach in conflict affected countries, the ICRC implements Relief, Livelihood and Rehabilitation Programmes in order to improve, restore or maintain food and economic security at household level.

    To achieve this objective Economic Security uses a combination of different interventions, such as cash and voucher programs, microeconomic initiatives, agricultural and livestock programs, and relief items distributions.

    The ICRC nutritionist is responsible for advising and supporting EcoSec teams to develop nutrition-sensitive approaches in their programmes, integrated into the various stages of the project cycle, as well as to design, implement, monitor and evaluate nutrition- specific programmes. This should be done in compliance with ICRC's guidelines and standards.

    Tasks

    The panel of activities includes:

  • To design and implement EcoSec assessments incorporating nutrition components
  • To understand the causes of malnutrition and use this knowledge in programming
  • To evaluate/monitor the nutrition situation, alert when required and participate in the immediate response to critical situations
  • To provide recommendations to orient the ICRC programme's policy, strategy and targeting with regards to nutrition
  • To include nutrition considerations in economic security programmes by facilitating, designing and implementing strategies to improve the nutritional status of household members
  • To prevent and treat acute malnutrition and micronutrient deficiencies
  • To evaluate the impact of nutrition/economic security interventions, and changes in population environment/livelihoods, and to adapt the programmes accordingly
  • To review and adapt nutrition inputs/interventions in emergency and recovery responses
  • To represent the ICRC at nutrition-related forums
  • To support capacity building of ICRC staff and partners
  • To participate in internal/external workshops and seminars

    Selection requirements

  • Master in nutrition
  • University degree in the fields of agronomy, veterinary, anthropology, medicine, nursing, or public health is an advantage
  • Minimum of 5 years professional experience in international humanitarian work and field missions abroad, especially in emergencies
  • Compulsory command of French and English
  • Familiarity with word processing, spreadsheet software and basic nutrition computer programmes
  • Prepared to accept unaccompanied postings (i.e. no spouse, partner, children or dependents) during the first 24 months of collaboration
  • Driving license (manual transmission)

    Your profile

  • Strongly motivated by humanitarian work
  • Ready to work in a multidisciplinary team and strong capacity of collaboration
  • Ability to work under pressure, in a dangerous environment
  • Open-minded and adaptable, empathic and diplomatic
  • Good speaker, well-developed writing and summarizing skills
  • Ability to take relevant decisions within a given framework
  • Experience of work with the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement is an asset

    Minimum length of assignment: 12 months

    Please note that owing to the ICRC's working procedures and principles, in particular the principle of neutrality, we cannot assign personnel to a country of which they are a national.

    How to apply:

    For more information and job application details, see; Nutritionist


    Adeso Jobs in Kenya

    1. Vacancy Announcement: Head of Finance

    Organization: Adeso - African Development Solutions

    Position Title: Head of Finance

    Reporting to: Executive Director

    Working with: Finance Manager, Chief Operations Officer, Head of Programs

    Programme / Duty Station: Nairobi

    Duration: 2 years renewable

    Starting Date: Immediately

    Organizational Context

    Adeso, formerly known as Horn Relief, is an expanding and vibrant African based international development and humanitarian organization. At Adeso, we work with African communities who are yet to realize their full potential; working inside these communities to create environments in which Africans can thrive. Our belief that economic, social and environmental security is the bedrock of a healthy community drives the nature and intent of our programming.

    We work to prevent and overcome situations that adversely affect community well-being by: reinvigorating the economy, developing skills for life and work, providing humanitarian aid, and influencing policy.

    For the past 20 years we have strengthened rural livelihoods through environmental awareness, training, technology transfer and innovative humanitarian projects in pursuit of a peaceful, self-reliant, and greener future.

    Adeso is an exciting and dynamic organization experiencing managed rapid growth. It offers sound employment conditions with opportunities for personal growth and development.

    Position summary

    The Head of Finance (HoF) is the senior-most Finance staff member of Adeso reporting to the Executive Director and responsible for planning, directing and controlling the overall financial functions by ensuring efficient and effective management of Adeso’s resources in accordance with organizational and donor policies.

    Specific Duties and responsibility

    · Planning and coordinating the activities of Adeso finance department by ensuring that there are adequate resources to effectively undertake the planned activities.

    · Implement continuous financial audit and internal controls to monitor the performance of Adeso: flow of funds, adherence to donor rules and regulations, adherence to donor and institutional budgets, local laws

    · Promote financial accountability and reporting through designing systems and policies which provide appropriate levels of security and control of Adeso assets, resources and operations.

    · Ensure timely and quality financial reporting for all Adeso programs and finances, while complying with donor and institutional requirements.

    · Ensure adequate cost efficiency and effectiveness measures are in place, including benchmarks for determining effective resource utilization.

    · Collaborate and coordinate the activities of service providers hired or contracted by Adeso including: auditors, financial consultants, money transfer agents and banks.

    · Maintain a working relationship with donors, banks and financial institutions with the aim of securing the funds necessary to implement programs.

    · Provide strategic direction and planning for the managed growth of Adeso, including funding for enhanced market-appropriate benefits packages for staff.

    · Develop a system for the planning, budgeting, tracking and use of administration/overhead income and expenditure.

    · Develop a plan for the establishment of a general fund for the organization and a secure investment portfolio (in compliance with donor regulations).

    · Oversee the full implementation and optimization of an advanced ERP software for the organization including offices in Africa, USA and UK.

    · Develop and implement a strategy to digitize all transactions and related activities of the Adeso finance department.

    · Work with the Executive Director and the Board to put in place a strong compliance policies and enforcement measures.

    · Work with the Finance Committee of the Board of the Directors and the ED to provide quarterly and annual financial reporting including risk and compliance management reports.

    · Establish internal risk assessment, mitigation and management processes including for the sub-contracting of partners and service providers.

    · Develop and utilize forward-looking, predictive models and activity based analysis to provide an insight into the organization’s finance operations and plans, including cash-flow requirements.

    · Ensure that quality finance staff members are recruited, motivated and retained.

    · Working in close collaboration with the Finance Manager, to mentor and develop the finance team including managing work allocations, training, problem resolution and performance evaluation.

    · Carry out capacity building for finance staff and senior management on financial matters.

    · Train and mentor finance staff on the use of the computerised accounting software and ensure that they are following the standard process of using the accounting system

    · Ensure orientation and training is provided to all Adeso staff on cost-effective management and on Adeso’s financial policies and procedures

    · Identify any capacity gaps and assess any capacity building needs for Adeso finance staff and propose corrective action

    · Plan for and implement capacity building activities for Adeso finance staff, management and partners on timely and efficient manner

    · Manage, develop and mentor finance staff and ensure staffs develop competencies in the key functional areas.

    · Assist in the identification of best practices within and outside of Adeso and help in the documentation and implementation of such practices.

    Skills and Qualifications

    Essential

    · Master's degree in Finance, Accounting, Commerce or related field.

    · Professional accounting qualification (CPA/ACCA/CIMA).

    · Minimum of 10 years’ experience in NGO accounting.

    · Demonstrable skills and experience in financial management, planning and analysis.

    · Development and implementation of creative financial management strategies.

    · Strong strategic planning and leadership skills.

    · Previous experience overseeing Finance and Operations.

    · Proficiency in generally accepted accounting principles, computerized accounting programs, and preparation of financial statements and reports.

    · Excellent people skills, with an ability to partner with a dynamic leadership team

    · Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and commitment to the vision and mission of Adeso.

    · Demonstrated resourcefulness in setting priorities and guiding investment in people and systems.

    · Substantial experience of managing USAID and EC funds.

    Desirable

    · 10+ year’s senior management experience in a non- profit and/or commercial setting.

    · Experience of working in a HQ or large regional office setting.

    · Experience of negotiating and calculating USAID NICRA rates.

    · Knowledge of other donor funding e.g. DFID, ECHO.

    How to apply:

    This is a challenging opportunity for a dedicated and highly motivated professional. If you would like to join this dynamic team, please submit your application to jobs@adesoafrica.org, quoting the position in the email subject matter, by 9th August, 2016.

    Each application should be addressed to the Regional Human Resources Manager and include the following:

    · An updated CV; and

    · An application letter which should include remuneration requirements and contact information for three work-related referees.

    Applications not including all of the above information will not be reviewed.

    Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Adeso is an equal opportunity employer.

    2. Vacancy Announcement: Regional Finance Manager

    Organization: Adeso - African Development Solutions

    Position Title: Regional Finance Manager

    Reporting to: Head of Finance

    Working with: Head of Finance, Head of Programs

    Programme / Duty Station: Nairobi

    Duration: 2 years renewable

    Starting Date: Immediately

    Position summary

    The Regional Finance Manager is the senior Finance staff member of Adeso reporting to the Head of Finance and responsible for planning, directing and controlling the overall financial functions at HQ level by ensuring efficient and effective management of Adeso’s resources in accordance with organizational and donor policies.

    Specific roles and Responsibilities

    · Planning and coordinating the activities of Adeso finance department by ensuring that there are adequate resources to effectively undertake the planned activities.

    · Implement continuous financial audit and internal controls to monitor the performance of Adeso: flow of funds, adherence to donor rules and regulations, adherence to donor and institutional budgets, local laws

    · Promote financial accountability and reporting through designing systems and policies which provide appropriate levels of security and control of Adeso assets, resources and operations.

    · Ensure timely and quality financial reporting for all Adeso programs and finances, while complying with donor and institutional requirements.

    · Ensure adequate cost efficiency and effectiveness measures are in place, including benchmarks for determining effective resource utilization.

    · Collaborate and coordinate the activities of service providers hired or contracted by Adeso including: auditors, financial consultants, money transfer agents and banks.

    · Maintain a working relationship with donors, banks and financial institutions with the aim of securing the funds necessary to implement programs.

    · Provide strategic direction and planning for the managed growth of Adeso, including funding for enhanced market-appropriate benefits packages for staff.

    · Develop a system for the planning, budgeting, tracking and use of administration/overhead income and expenditure.

    · Develop a plan for the establishment of a general fund for the organization and a secure investment portfolio (in compliance with donor regulations).

    · Oversee the full implementation and optimization of an advanced ERP software for the organization including offices in Africa, USA and UK.

    · Develop and implement a strategy to digitize all transactions and related activities of the Adeso finance department.

    · Work with the Head of Finance and the Board to put in place a strong compliance policies and enforcement measures.

    · Work with the Finance Committee of the Board of the Directors and the Head of Finance to provide quarterly and annual financial reporting including risk and compliance management reports.

    · Establish internal risk assessment, mitigation and management processes including for the sub-contracting of partners and service providers.

    · Develop and utilize forward-looking, predictive models and activity based analysis to provide an insight into the organization’s finance operations and plans, including cash-flow requirements.

    · Ensure that quality finance staff members are recruited, motivated and retained.

    · Working in close collaboration with the Head of Finance, to mentor and develop the finance team including managing work allocations, training, problem resolution and performance evaluation.

    · Carry out capacity building for finance staff and senior management on financial matters.

    · Train and mentor finance staff on the use of the computerised accounting software and ensure that they are following the standard process of using the accounting system

    · Ensure orientation and training is provided to all Adeso staff on cost-effective management and on Adeso’s financial policies and procedures

    · Identify any capacity gaps and assess any capacity building needs for Adeso finance staff and propose corrective action

    · Plan for and implement capacity building activities for Adeso finance staff, management and partners on timely and efficient manner

    · Manage, develop and mentor finance staff and ensure staffs develop competencies in the key functional areas.

    · Assist in the identification of best practices within and outside of Adeso and help in the documentation and implementation of such practices.

    Skills and Competences

    Essential

    · Master's degree in Finance, Accounting, Commerce or related field.

    · Professional accounting qualification (CPA/ACCA/CIMA).

    · Minimum of 10 years’ experience in NGO accounting.

    · Demonstrable skills and experience in financial management, planning and analysis.

    · Development and implementation of creative financial management strategies.

    · Strong strategic planning and leadership skills.

    · Previous experience overseeing Finance and Operations.

    · Proficiency in generally accepted accounting principles, computerized accounting programs, and preparation of financial statements and reports.

    · Excellent people skills, with an ability to partner with a dynamic leadership team

    · Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and commitment to the vision and mission of Adeso.

    · Demonstrated resourcefulness in setting priorities and guiding investment in people and systems.

    · Substantial experience of managing USAID and EC funds.

    Desirable

    · 7 years’ senior management experience in a non- profit and/or commercial setting.

    · Experience of working in a HQ or large regional office setting.

    · Experience of negotiating and calculating USAID NICRA rates.

    · Knowledge of other donor funding e.g. DFID, ECHO.

    How to apply:

    This is a challenging opportunity for a dedicated and highly motivated professional. If you would like to join this dynamic team, please submit your application to jobs@adesoafrica.org, quoting the position in the email subject matter, by 9th August, 2016.

    Each application should be addressed to the Regional Human Resources Manager and include the following:

    · An updated CV; and

    · An application letter which should include remuneration requirements and contact information for three work-related referees.

    Applications not including all of the above information will not be reviewed.

    Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Adeso is an equal opportunity employer.


    Speechwriter/Communication Officer,(Nairobi)

    Organizational location:UN-Habitat

    Duty station: Nairobi, Kenya

    Functional title::Speechwriter/Communication Officer

    Duration:26 August 2016 – 25 August 2017

    Closing date: 1st August 2016

    Background

    UN-Habitat is seeking an Adviser (Speechwriter and Editor) for the Executive Director. The successful applicant will report to the Chief, Office of the Executive Director and work within the Office of the Executive Director, in close liaison with the Advocacy, Outreach and Communication Branch, and with other UN-Habitat units as required.

    Responsibilities

    The successful applicant will be responsible for preparing speeches and other written communications for the Executive Director. He/she will also be involved in preparing providing strategic input vis-a-vis policy statements. The consultancy will involve close liaison with relevant staff in the Office of the Executive Director and the Advocacy, Outreach and Communications Branch as well as relevant sub-programmes, to ensure consistency in messaging.

    The successful applicant will be responsible for the following main tasks:

  • Research a range of UN-Habitat-related topics as needed, in producing speeches and articles, coordinating with substantive experts;
  • Draft, or coordinate the drafting of speeches for the Executive Director and the Deputy Executive Director in English, French and Spanish;
  • Draft Op-Eds and articles for the Executive Director in English, French and Spanish, for publication, in line with UN-Habitat´s Communication Strategy
  • Draft/review/edit other substantive written material for the Executive Director as requested;
  • Working in close coordination with the External Relations Division in translating key policy messages of the Executive Director for strategic communications;
  • Managing the Executive Director´s Twitter account, ensuring all key messages and activities of the Executive Director are in line with UN-Habitat´s official position;
  • Support the Executive Director´s missions and activities in communications: arranging interviews, media encounters, in coordination with the Advocacy, Outreach and Communications Division and UN-Habitat´s Spokesperson; and
  • Support more generally the work of the OED as required by the Chief, OED, and the Executive Director,

    Competences

    Professionalism

    • Shows pride in work and in achievements.

    • Demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter.

    • Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results.

    • Is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns.

    • Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges.

    • Remains calm in stressful situations.

    Communication

    • Speaks and writes clearly and effectively.

    • Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately.

    • Asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication.

    • Tailors language, tone, style, and format to match the audience.

    • Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

    Teamwork

    • Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals.

    • Solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others.

    • Places team agenda before personal agenda.

    • Builds consensus for task purpose and direction with team members.

    • Supports and acts in accordance with final group decisions, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position.

    • Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

    Creativity

    • Actively seeks to improve programmes or services.

    • Offers new and different options to solve problems or meet client needs.

    • Promotes and persuades others to consider new ideas.

    • Takes calculated risks on new and unusual ideas; thinks outside the box.

    • Takes and interest in new ideas and new ways of doing things.

    • Is not bound by current thinking or traditional approaches.

    Education

    A Master's degree in economics, politics, international relations, journalism and/or communication;

    Work Experience

  • A minimum of five years of professional experience in preparing statements and speeches for senior policy-makers or executives in an international context;
  • Experience in presenting complex topics to a variety of audiences in an understandable manner;

    Language skills

  • Fluency in English and French is required; knowledge of another official language is desirable. OTHER SKILLS
  • Proven ability to synthesize complex material and convey technical debates in simple and accessible terms, demonstrating a clear and original drafting style;
  • A working knowledge of MS Office, in particular Word and PowerPoint.

    Remunaration

    Payments will be based on deliverables over the consultancy period. There are set remuneration rates for consultancies. The rate is determined by functions performed and experience of the consultant. The fees will be paid as per agreement.

    How to apply:

    Applications should include:

    • Cover memo (maximum 1 page)

    • CV in the PHP format, accessible through the INSPIRA website (inspira.un.org) Please note, if using INSPIRA for the first time, you need to register in order to activate your account, which will allow you to log in and create a personal History Profile.

    • The PHP should be attached to the application as a PDF file.

    • Summary CV (maximum 2 pages), indicating the following information:

    Educational Background (incl. dates)

    Professional Experience (assignments, tasks, achievements, duration by years/ months)

    Other Experience and Expertise (e.g. Internships/ voluntary work, etc.)

    Expertise and preferences regarding location of potential assignments

    Expectations regarding remuneration

    • Cover memo (maximum 1 page)

    Please also be advised that since April 15th 2010, applicants for consultancies must be part of the

    UN-HABITAT e-Roster in order for their application to be considered. You can reach the e-Roster through the following link: UN E-Roster

    All applications should be submitted to:

    Mr. Erastus Njuki
    UN-HABITAT
    P.O. Box 30030, 00100 Nairobi, Kenya
    Email: Erastus.njuki@unhabitat.org
    Fax: + 254 20 7624314

    UN-HABITAT does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process. If you have any questions concerning persons or companies claiming to be recruiting on behalf of these offices and requesting the payment of a fee, please contact: recruitment@unon.org

    Speechwriter/Communication Officer pdf


    Consultant – Development of the Training Companion,(Nairobi)

    Organizational location:UN-Habitat

    Duty station: Nairobi, Kenya

    Functional title: Consultant – Development of the Training Companion on the implementation of the 3-pronged approach to sustainable urban development

    Duration: 3 months

    Closing date: 8 August 2016

    Background

    UN-Habitat is the United Nations programme working towards a better urban future. Its mission is to promote socially and environmentally sustainable human settlements development and the achievement of adequate shelter for all.

    UN-Habitat advocates a data-driven integrated urban management and urban planning practice that simultaneously adopts the implementation of: (1) an urban/spatial plan that addresses density, land use, streets and public spaces, and the definition of public and private domains through urban design;

    (2) a legal plan that contains the rules of land subdivision and land occupation, as well as the regulatory frameworks governing planned urbanization; and

    (3) the financial plan to mobilize resources for its realization.

    The City Prosperity Initiative, herein referred to as CPI, is the backbone of data and information to sustain evidence-based propositions and well-informed monitoring of the implementation of the new approach, herein referred to as the Three-Pronged Approach (3PA).

    The 3PA is a tool focused on practical implementation aimed at supporting urban practitioners, decision makers and policy makers to address challenges of urbanization and help their cities to adopt a development path towards planned urbanization.

    The 3PA advocates for increased cross-sectoral synergies, delivery-focused partnerships, and streamlined and effective procedures. It promotes participation throughout the integrating planning process and inclusiveness with respect to the outcomes.

    The CPI has been created by UN-Habitat to support local and national governments’ efforts to compile reliable and timely information to inform problem analysis and decision-making to foster urban prosperity for all and sustainable urban development.

    The CPI also enables UN-Habitat to implement global monitoring, adaptable to national and local levels, which can provide a general framework to allow cities, countries, and the international community to measure progress in their own sustainable development efforts and identify existing constraints.

    With the overall aim of enhancing institutional capacity of national and local governments to plan, manage, and monitor policies and address the challenges of the New Urban Agenda, UN-Habitat’s Capacity Development Unit (CDU) is running the project “Capacity Development in the New Urban Agenda” that entails the production of didactic and problem-solving oriented tools to enhance knowledge and skills about the 3PA and the CPI methodology.

    This project is part and parcel of UN-Habitat efforts to develop human resources and institutional capacity for the implementation of the New Urban Agenda and promote a paradigm shift in addressing urbanization challenges in the developing world.

    The integration of CPI with 3PA aims at the development of a new approach led by data and indicators to sustain an integrated and transformative way of addressing urban problems in the developing world. A working paper has been produced, which explains the 3PA and CPI concepts and provides the foundation for the design of a training programme. The associated training guidelines provide the general structure for different modalities of training and recommend existing UN-Habitat toolkits to address the capacity needs of different target groups. In the long run, the Project aims to foster multiplication of these tools via training of trainers and subsequent capacity development initiatives.

    The objective of this consultancy is to develop the “Training companion” of the 3PA, which will comprise the course handbook, course training sessions outlines, case studies, references and notes to trainers and users of the companion, among other sections. The Training Companion is the tool to deliver training on the “Implementation of the principles of Planned Urbanization” and accompany interactive learning and other learning initiatives.

    For this consultancy, the incumbent will draw on the Working Paper on the Principles of Planned Urbanization, the Training Guidelines already produced, as well as the Global Urban Lecture delivered by Dr. Joan Clos .

    The Training Companion will include all the didactic material needed to develop skills and knowledge of specific target groups, raise awareness about the 3PA and the CPI, and incur a culture of multi-disciplinary approaches to address urbanization challenges and facilitate making use of UN-Habitat tools to fulfil cities’ own development commitments. The Training Companion will introduce the 3PA and CPI concepts, provide training methodologies and case studies to illustrate the applicability of these approaches, for three groups of audiences (See 3.1 section below).

    Though the choice of training methodology will vary depending on the audience and training duration, in general it should remain interactive, problem-solving and result-based. The trainer encompasses all the different roles in an adult training environment, such as coordinator, lecturer, facilitator, mediator and pedagogue.

    Trainees will develop their skills and knowledge, be empowered to contribute, bringing their own knowledge and experience to the training environment and further refine their know-how in using the 3PA and CPI in their work.

    Responsibilities

    Task 1: Background work.

    Induction and orientation meeting: The consultant will meet with the supervisor and the task manager, Capacity Development Unit, either via Skype, teleconference, or in person if possible, at the beginning of the consultancy.

    This meeting aims to outline the consultancy in more depth and provide the background to the project, and highlight the expected outcomes. It provides an opportunity to reach a common understanding on the tasks.

    Inception report: The consultant should produce a concise inception report that will include a review of the working paper, the Global Urban Lecture of Dr. Joan Clos, training guidelines and supporting literature, including but not limited the Draft New Urban Agenda of Habitat III and the Agenda 2030 with specific attention to the SDG11 on cities and human settlements.

    The inception report will describe how the consultant intends to carry out the assignment, illustrating how the Working Paper and the Training Guidelines will be translated into a practical and skill-development capacity development module(s) and sessions.

    The report should be clear and concise and not be more than 10 pages. It should also outline any changes to the initial timeline as agreed at the commencement of the consultancy.

    Task 2: Production of training material

    Case study research

    The consultant will undertake research and seek case studies that illustrate the application of the 3PA in cities. The starting point will be cases referenced in the Working paper and recommendations provided in the Training guidelines, as well as inputs by UN-Habitat’s regional and country offices.

    Case studies will be presented on a template to be supplied by CDU and should be accompanied by presentation material, such as power point presentations, videos or other interactive learning instruments to be used during training sessions, as well as bibliographic references and sources used.

    The case studies should exemplify the integration of each component of the 3PA.

    Draft training packs

    The consultant will develop a complete draft training pack with differentiated modules to address the needs of specific target groups as follows:

  • City leaders and decision makers. For training courses that are unlinked to any on-going projects, they are short (1 day) and require significant follow-up in order to harvest the potential interest in further training and/or technical cooperation activities. Main training objectives are to develop and/or improve participant’s understanding on the CPI and the integration of the three components of the 3PA – to design, to finance, to regulate – and to stimulate the formulation of evidence-based and multidisciplinary approaches. Such training package is designed to address needs expressed by UN-Habitat partners.

  • Urban Practitioners and Technical Cadre of Municipalities and Non-Governmental Organizations that deal directly with problems of urbanization. The training courses have a longer duration and broader curriculum focusing on specific elements of the 3PA approach in cities, neighbourhoods, slums, old port areas, inner city decay, etc. A maximum of a 5-day workshop format is common. It may be closely connected with the first module for decision makers and address specific needs of practitioners/technical staff (e.g. designing, financing and regulating the neighbourhood development) as much as municipal leaders (e.g. Mayors, chief planner, CFO, CLO overseeing this process and embedding it within the larger urban development strategy).
  • General audience. Aiming to equip new generations of urban actors with proven tools and evidence-based strategies for better/planned urbanization, an online capacity development package will be produced. It will blend elements of self-paced learning i.e. the Global Urban Lecture Series with reference literature and online exercises.

    Each training pack will include annotated background materials and reference to the case studies, indicating where they serve the learning process. The learning packs will also include;

  • An outline of the training pack depicting its goals, learning objectives, outcomes and target groups.
  • Indications about capacity needs assessment for each training audience.
  • Course Outline and course Structure. Narrative and Draft programme/agenda of the training activity;
  • Draft outline of each session including title, duration, content, learning objectives and expected outcome, recommended and compulsory reading;
  • Trainer’s guidance notes;
  • Background, references and case studies (see section 2.1) supporting each of the sessions.
  • Practical exercises, simulation exercises to support the learning sessions and allow for application of particular tool and skills/competencies.
  • Case studies (references, sources, presentation, learning objective) (see 2.1 above)
  • Power point presentations following agreed templates, structure and size (number of slides). Visual aids may include videos and other training support materials.

    Tasks 2.1 and 2.2 will be submitted to UN-Habitat for review.

    Progress report: Mid-way through Task 2 the consultant should submit a two-page progress report. It should contain an outline of the progress achieved so far, and, more importantly, it should outline major obstacles or areas where further support from the Supervisor is required.

    Task 3: Peer review, finalisation of training packs and final submission

    Task 2 reports and material submitted to UN-Habitat will be reviewed and commented upon by an expert panel. The panel will provide comments and recommendations for improvement of the material within two weeks after its receipt. The consultant will improve the material as per comments received.

    Production of final training material: The consultant will incorporate comments and suggestions raised at the peer review, and those provided by UN-HABITAT staff. He/she will refine the draft case studies and training packs and prepare the final and complete versions.

    Task 4: Testing and Delivering the Training Module

    UN-Habitat will organize a workshop to pilot-test the training material with a group of experts. The consultant will support the running of a workshop with the following tasks;

  • Enhancing the training packs, sessions, presentations and case studies to be presented in the workshop: Prepare the training materials for testing and discussion. The Consultant is expected to travel to the location of the workshop and be in charge of the training delivery. Travel costs are to be covered by UN-Habitat and are not included in the current contract.
  • Evaluation and Assessment of the results and learning outcomes with the participants attending the module: The consultant is expected to make an oral and written evaluation of the training module and its various components in order to depict the relevance and value of the training. This will bring a series of advice or recommendations on how to improve and refine the training module.
  • Refine and improve the training module for the ultimate final & improved version: The consultant will incorporate all the comments, advice and recommendations raised in the workshop into the ultimate version of the training materials.

    The consultant shall produce the following deliverables:

  • Induction meeting summary (max 2 pages)
  • Inception Report (max 10 pages)

    2.1 Case Studies report. At least eight, one case study in each of the areas recommended in the Training Guideline (templates to be provided by UN-Habitat).

  • Draft Training packs, as specified in section 2.2 above, which will be circulated for comments. The packs will include presentations/sessions according to agreed template, structure and number of slides to be used on each session.
  • Progress report as specified above.
  • Submission of the revised case studies and training packs, which will incorporate all the comments from the draft report.
  • Testing & delivering the training packs in a workshop organized by UN-Habitat in a location/venue to be defined.
  • Report on the proceedings of the testing workshop, including the evaluation/assessment and feedback provided by workshop participants.
  • Ultimate version of the training packs and case studies, incorporating all the comments and suggestions derived from the testing workshop and assessment exercises.
  • The evaluation will be conducted in line with the Code of Conduct for Evaluation in the UN system and the United Nations Evaluation Group Norms and Standards.

    Competences

  • Professionalism: Knowledge and understanding of urban planning practice and multi-disciplinary approaches to sustainable urbanization. Know-how of data management and development indicators. Proven capacity to deliver quality results on time, and demonstrate quality in written material.
  • Communication: The consultant should speaks and write clearly and effectively; listen to others; tailor language, tone, style and format to match audience, as well as possess facilitation skills to encourage participation.
  • Planning & Organizing: The consultant will be able to develop clear targets that are consistent with agreed strategies; identify priority activities; adjust priorities as required; allocate appropriate amount of time and resources for completing the work; foresee risks and allow for contingencies when planning; he/she should be able to monitor and adjust plans and actions as necessary to use time efficiently.

    Qualifications

  • Education

    Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in Urban Studies (in planning, economy, legislation, housing) or Development Studies with experience in urban development is required. A first level university degree in combination with qualifying experience can be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

  • Work experience

  • Experience in developing normative training and knowledge products, ideally related to urban planning.
  • Experience in the design, implementation and management of urban strategies in developing countries.
  • Demonstrated ability and understanding of international best practice standards for capacity building and training for urban stakeholders in developing countries.
  • Demonstrated ability to represent information visually in training materials.
  • Experience with adult-learning and design and implementation of training courses.

  • Language For this consultancy, excellent spoken and written English is required, including demonstrated writing and editing skills. Fluency in other UN languages is an advantage.

  • Excellent facilitation and communication skills are desirable.

    Remunaration

    Payment will be disbursed in four instalments upon successful completion of the following deliverables as outlined in this ToR.

    Task

    Due date

    Amount

    Submission of 1.1 (induction meeting report) and 1.2 (inception report)

    6 September, 2016

    $3,000

    Submission of 2.1 (Case Studies report), 2.2 (Draft Training packs) and 2.3 (Progress report)

    4 October, 2016

    $7,000

    Submission of 3.1 (Revised case studies and training packs), 4.1 (Testing & delivering the training packs in a workshop), 4.2 (Report on the proceedings of the testing workshop and evaluation)

    1 November, 2016

    $5,000

    4.3 Submission of ultimate version of the training packs and case studies

    15 November, 2016

    $2,000

    TOTAL

    $17,000

    How to apply:

    Applications should include:

  • Cover memo (maximum 1 page)
  • CV in the PHP format, accessible through the INSPIRA website (inspira.un.org)

    Please note, if using INSPIRA for the first time, you need to register in order to activate your account, which will allow you to log in and create a personal History Profile.

  • Technical proposal, specifying how the project would be approached
  • Copies of, or references to relevant publications previously prepared by the applicant;

    As of September 2014 all applicants are required to register and submit their applications online at the UN Inspira portal at: UN Inspira portal

    For more information and job application details, see; Development of the Training Companion

    Development of the Training Companion pdf

    All applications should be submitted to:

    Ms. Naomi Mutiso-Kyalo
    UN-HABITAT
    P.O. Box 30030, 00100 Nairobi, Kenya
    Email: Naomi Mutiso-Kyalo@unhabitat.org

    Deadline for applications: 8 August 2016

    UN-HABITAT does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process. If you have any questions concerning persons or companies claiming to be recruiting on behalf of these offices and requesting the payment of a fee, please contact: recruitment@unon.org


    SNAP Consortium Manager Job in Nairobi/Hargeisa- SCI/SOM/25/16

    Title: Consortium Manager for Challenging Harmful Attitudes and Norms for Gender Equality and Empowerment in Somalia (CHANGES)

    Team/Programme: Consortium Management Team

    Location: Nairobi or Hargeisa – at least 50% of time will be spent in Somalia/Somaliland

    Grade: TBC

    Post type: National or International

    Child Safeguarding:

    Level 3: the role holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently (e.g. once a week or more) or intensively (e.g. four days in one month or more or overnight) because they work in country programs; or are visiting country programs; or because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.

    Role purpose:

    Save the Children, in consortium with International Rescue Committee and CARE International, will implement an empowerment programme in Somalia/Somaliland to achieve sustainable transformation towards greater social and economic empowerment for women and girls. The programme will challenge gender discriminatory social norms at the structural, cultural and personal level and directly reach 188,600 people across six of the seven administrative states in Somalia.

    The Consortium Manager will be responsible for effective and high quality coordination and management of the 4-year programme funded by DFID and the Norwegian Embassy. The grant will be implemented in 6 districts in Somaliland, Puntland and South Central Somalia in a consortium led by Save the Children. The name of the grant is Challenging Harmful Attitudes and Norms for Gender Equality and Empowerment in Somalia (CHANGES).

    The role will include supporting the Consortium partners’ efficient planning, implementation, coordination, monitoring and reporting. The Consortium Manager will lead the implementation of a harmonised package of field-tested, evidence-based models and approaches, which are aimed at:

  • Enhancing civic engagement to support gender equality for women and girls
  • Improving knowledge of and attitudes to gender discriminatory social norms such as female genital mutilation and child marriage
  • Increasing social and economic empowerment of women and girls

    To ensure the long-term sustainability of the project and enhanced Somali ownership, the Consortium will be working with a range of local NGOs who will be intrinsic to the implementation of activities across the three output areas of the project.

    Although the Consortium Manager will be directly contracted by Save the Children (as the consortium lead), s/he will play a neutral function that will serve all the members of the Consortium. The Consortium Manager will also have bi-lateral meetings with the donors as needed, representing all the consortium partners, to discuss any programmatic issues.

    Scope of role:

    Reports to: The Consortium Manager will report to Save the Children Somalia/Somaliland Deputy Country Director for Programme Operations and s/he will work under the overall guidance of the Steering Committee.

    Staff directly reporting to this post: Awards Coordinator and MEAL Manager

    Staff indirectly reporting to this post: TBC

    Dimension of Role:

    This is a challenging role in a complex environment. It requires a dedicated, experienced and highly motivated individual who can manage the difficulties of working in such an environment and still be fundamental in helping to drive forward our programmes and ambitions. The Consortium Manager will be part of a Consortium Management Unit made of an Awards Coordinator and a MEAL manager to provide sound programme management and key centralised technical support to all Consortium members.

    Key areas of accountability:

    Programme Development and Planning

  • Ensure that the program will produce the outputs as set in the proposal, while also allowing the consortium to refine and finalize strategies, methodologies and inputs as the program goes on and as relevant.
  • Provide strategic advice and updates to Steering Committee and implementing partners on the planning and implementation of a high quality and innovative programme that address negative attitudes and norms for gender equality and empowerment in Somalia/Somaliland
  • Institute a practice of joint project planning and reviewing with consortium members
  • Ensure that the programme adapts best practices gained through establishment and maintenance of high level of professional engagement with relevant actors
  • Ensure the development and application of appropriate system for systematic documentation, dissemination and storage of best practices and knowledge gained from implementing the programme
  • Support the Steering Committee and members of the consortium in identifying opportunities for improving the quality and scope of the programme

    Programme Implementation

  • Ensure the development and application of harmonised and right-based approaches for implementing the programme including the development of standards and frameworks for monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning (MEAL)
  • Ensure that technical areas of implementing consortium partners are identified and addressed to ensure quality programme delivery by the team designated for consortium management
  • Provide continuous guidance to the Consortium Management Unit made
  • Provide centralised technical support across all consortium members and to ensure the development and application of common standards and practices for programme planning, implementation, monitoring, learning and reporting within all members of the consortium
  • Ensure the effective planning and implementation of activities that cut-across all consortium members including assessments, studies, capacity building initiatives, setting up and running of a centralized evidence and knowledge management and dissemination initiatives etc.
  • Ensure that implementation of the programme across all consortium members and local partners is regularly monitored; evidences, results and lessons are documented and communicated; challenges are tracked and addressed in a timely manner
  • Ensure that the project is appropriately staffed across the consortium members, including the appropriate combination of expertise across technical and operational areas.

    Reporting

  • Ensure that monthly programme progress updates are produced and shared with Consortium Members
  • Ensure the adoption of data/information collection and management system including the production and communication of professional quality reports to users and the donor as required
  • Institute a practice of producing a harmonised quality programme report by consortium members (develop relevant tools and training of staff)
  • Ensure the production and submission of evidence based and high quality technical/narrative and financial reports to be submitted to the donors and consortium members

    Coordination

  • Chair the Programme Technical Working Group (TWG) to be held on a regular basis
  • Ensure that all consortium members both at field and Nairobi levels coordinate and regularly represent the Consortium at the coordination and technical working group meetings, and other relevant fora
  • Strengthen and maintain links between the CHANGES project and other thematic interventions of the consortium members and local partners to ensure synergy
  • Liaise on a regular basis with other departments of the Lead Agency and other Consortium members to guarantee the smooth running of the programme.

    Advocacy

  • Ensure that evidence is adequately produced and use learning related to the CHANGES programme to advocate for good practices with key stakeholders (international agencies, local government, civil society and communities).
  • Ensure that the team is disseminating effective interventions at a wider scale.

    Other duties:

  • Serve as secretary of the Steering Committee
  • Comply with and promote all Global Policies such as Child Safeguarding, whistle blowing, fraud and safety
  • Perform other duties as may be requested by the Steering Committee and incumbent’s line manager

    Competences and Behaviors (our Values in Practice)

    Problem solving and Decision Making (Accomplished level)

  • Produces data and evidence to drive decision making and quality improvement
  • Provides frameworks to support decision making
  • Explores and analysis external trends and their potential impact on strategic choices

    Delivering Results: (Accomplished level)

  • Maintains a broad strategic perspective at the same time as an awareness of the detail of a situation
  • Establishes clear and compelling objectives with teams and individuals and monitors progress and performance
  • Creates and applies measures and metrics to track performance
  • Holds others accountable for achieving results and challenges underperformance
  • Demonstrates financial awareness and a concern for cost effectiveness

    Developing self and others (accomplished level)

  • Gives regular positive and constructive feedback to others
  • Identifies clear development needs and development plans through regular constructive reviews of their own performance (and their team’s where appropriate)
  • Creates space for others to learn and provides challenging and stretching tasks and assignments when people are ready for them
  • Coaches others to learn from their experiences on the job and to use the resources available to them

    Working Effectively with Others: (accomplished level)

  • Enables people from a wide range of backgrounds and perspectives to contribute to positive outcomes
  • Breaks down silo working and challenges behaviors that are not collaborative
  • Actively listens to new and different perspectives and experiences of those they work with
  • Proactively supports team members and trusts their capabilities
  • Knows when to follow and lend leadership to strengthen other leaders
  • Recognises when trust is broken and seeks to resolve conflict and re-establish trust

    Networking (accomplished level)

  • Builds trust with contacts through openness and honesty
  • Participates effectively in sensitive, complex and/or high impact relationships and networks
  • Builds strong relationships with a broad range of stakeholders
  • Spots opportunities to bring together partnerships/working alliances that have not been used before

    Qualifications, Experience and Attributes:

    Essential

  • Post-graduate qualification in, social science, development, gender related studies, or other relevant discipline
  • At least 6 years of senior management experience in designing and/or delivering large scale programmes.
  • Proven ability to manage consortia with an extensive experience managing multi-agency programmes.
  • Demonstrable track record of meeting or exceeding programme targets, while maintaining technical quality.
  • Ability to represent the CHANGES programme at a strategic level including donors and engage and influence key stakeholders at district and national level.
  • Demonstrated experience of working with national level government structures to strengthen the capacity of the state to take ownership for and deliver services.
  • Self-motivated and results orientated.
  • Highly numerically articulated with a track record of data management and reporting systems.
  • Experience in management of finance and budget monitoring and risk management.
  • Proven ability to motivate and develop others
  • Highly diplomatic and emotionally intelligent with strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong communication skills in English, with substantial experience in managing multicultural teams
  • knowledge of the Somali language is an added value
  • Experience of building, leading and developing a team of senior staff with different backgrounds and expertise
  • Experience of solving complex issues through analysis, definition of a clear way forward and ensuring buy-in

    Desirable

  • Substantial experience of working and living in the Horn of Africa, ideally with professional experience in the Somalia.
  • Demonstrable understanding of Value for Money and DFID results agenda.
  • Ability to coach and mentor partners.

    How to apply:

    Interested candidates are required to submit a CV and mandatory cover letter quoting the Job Title and Vacancy Announcement No. SCI/SOM/25/16 on the subject line. The file name of the CV and attachments must be the applicants name and sent to Somalia.vacancies@savethechildren.org. For more information please visit www.somaliangoconsortium.org

    Applications close on 8th August 2016

    Disclaimer:

    Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through recruitment agents

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

    Female candidates are encouraged to apply


    Director – Kenya Commercial Forestry Programme – Gatsby Africa

    Could you lead the start-up of an innovative long-term programme to transform a key sector in Kenya? Do you have strategic vision, a sharp analytical and creative mind, and proven leadership skills in complex sector development/M4P programmes, along with experience of commercial forestry or agribusiness, and senior operational management experience in East Africa?

    Kenya faces a serious and worsening wood supply deficit: high rates of urbanisation and growth are driving increased demand, while supply is projected to stagnate or fall. Gatsby Africa is developing a commercial forestry sector development programme to tackle this high-level supply challenge in a manner aligned with market requirements. The Kenya Commercial Forestry Programme (KCFP) aims to build on market dynamics to deliver opportunities for inclusive economic growth and long-term competitiveness of the sector.

    The challenging role of KCFP Director requires a dynamic, thoughtful and mature professional with substantial in-depth experience of managing and delivering sector or market-based development programmes. With the ability to engage in the details of both technical and operational oversight, the ideal candidate will have excellent strategic leadership skills, sound judgement and private sector DNA. While experience of managing interventions to enhance competitiveness in the forestry sector is valuable, we would seriously consider candidates with similar experience managing other large-scale agro-commodity programmes.

    With at least 12-15 years’ experience, the successful candidate will have a strong track record of successfully running multi-stakeholder programmes, working with government, and building high performing teams and productive external partnerships. Some understanding of commercial forestry would be an advantage, but is not essential: the ability to both define strategy and execute effectively, commercial acumen, track record and an open adaptive learning attitude are more important.

    How to apply:

    For more information and job application details, see; Director – Kenya Commercial Forestry Programme where you can download the Candidate Pack and apply online. Applications are welcome until the deadline of 14th August 2016 (by midnight GMT).

    Please ensure you download and read the Candidate Pack before submitting your papers. Applications will not be accepted without a completed application form or statement

    Gatsby Africa is a company limited by guarantee, established to implement the Gatsby Charitable Foundation’s Africa programmes.


    Field Assistant - Gender Job in Kenya

    IMA World Health is the prime contractor for the USAID/Kenya and East Africa Afya Jijini program in Kenya. Afya Jijini seeks to improve and increase access and utilization of quality health services in Kenya through strengthened service delivery and institutional capacity of county health systems within Nairobi.

    Afya Jijini is working with the county government with emphasis on partnership with the county health management teams to implement the county health strategic and investment plan.

    Afya Jijini seeks to hire Field Assistant -Gender

    Job Summary

    The Gender Field Assistant will assist in the day to day activities of the Gender Unit. Specifically he/she will assist in the coordination of Gender Prevention and Response interventions at the Sub County level.

    Liaising with the relevant stakeholders including the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Public Service, Youth and Gender Affairs, Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, National and Ward Administration, The Police, Office of Director of Public Prosecution and other relevant stakeholders, he/she will be in-charge of the GBV deliverables.

    The Program Assistant will be placed in the Youth and Gender Unit and will work closely with the Youth and Gender Advisor, and the other Program Assistants in the Unit reporting to the Youth and Gender Advisor.

    Key duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop, monitor and review strategies, work-plans and budgets, through participatory approaches with the intended beneficiaries in order to enhance uptake of GBV services especially in the informal settlements. (Planning and Quality Assurance )
  • Ensure that activities at all times comply with relevant policies, legislation, technical and ethical standards. (Risk management)
  • Conduct SASA! Rapid Assessment Surveys to inform the program interventions at the project start and end of each phase (Start Awareness Support Action).
  • Work closely with community drivers of change to advocate for GBV Prevention through the SASA! Community-based program to deliver all its 4 aspects-training, local activism, media and advocacy and development of relevant IEC materials in liaison with the Ministry of Health -Health Promotion Unit.
  • Work closely with the Youth and Gender Advisor and County Gender and Psychosocial Coordinator to establish GBV Centres in selected Afya Jijini-supported health facilities.
  • Conduct Continous Medical Education and On Job Trainings to the Health Care Workers delivering GBV health services.
  • Develop relevant IEC materials include Standard Operating Procedures for the GBV Services provision.
  • Create a directory for GBV Services provision for legal and security services as well as Psychosocial Support and Biomedical services which are not offered in the established GBV Centres.
  • Represent Afya Jijini in relevant meetings at the sub-county level including Sub-County GBV Technical Working Groups.
  • Prepare and submit weekly, monthly, quarterly, annual and end of program/ projects reports to the Youth and Gender Advisor for collation and submission to donors, Ministry of Health and other relevant stakeholders.( Project management)
  • Carry out quarterly program performance monitoring visits to the Sub-County teams, implementing partners and program beneficiaries.

    Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

    The applicant should preferably hold a Degree in Social Humanities e.g. Social Sciences, Social Work, Community Development, Development Studies, Communication. The applicant should be a versatile young person with at least six months of relevant experience in implementing gender interventions at the community level preferably informal settlements.

    How to apply:

    All applications should be sent to afyajijinihr@imaworldhealth.org


    Consultancy Job in Nairobi Kenya - Review of IPPF’s Africa Region Reproductive Health Commodity Strategy

    IPPF Africa Region comprises of a network of 38 nationally owned and managed not for profit organizations in Sub Saharan Africa that are member associations (MAs) of the Federation with a secretariat based in Nairobi. The MAs have a robust network of service delivery points with a mix of service delivery modes including static clinics, mobile clinics, and outreach as well as associate and franchisee clinics.

    IPPF has developed a new strategic framework (2016 -2022); that builds on the success of the previous framework (2005- 2015) and responds to the changing environment on SRHR and development globally. Most notably, events on the macro-economic outlook, and the transition from the Millennium development goals (MDGs) to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

    One of the main focus area is for IPPF to become an enabler to other organizations for the provision of sexual and reproductive health services through strategies including social marketing. This is in a bid to scale up geographical reach within limited resource settings through strategic partnerships with both public and private sector players.

    To effectively roll out the strategies the innovative approaches and models of service provision that the implementation plan for the strategy framework stipulates, it is inevitable that Reproductive Health Commodity Security (RHCS) is addressed and given the needed impetus.

    The old adage related to SRHR programme management “no commodities no programme” cannot be ignored and only a robust, pre-emptive and timeously responsive Supply Chain Management (SCM) system can ensure the success of the ambitious service provision outcomes that the strategy framework has set out to achieve.

    In this regard, IPPF Africa Region wishes to review and update its current RHCS Strategy which was developed and implemented during the previous strategic period.

    Objective

    The purpose of this assignment is to review and update of IPPFAR Reproductive Health Commodity Strategy to align it to the new Federation Strategic Framework and the Regional implementation plan.

    Methodology

    The successful consultant will develop a detailed technical approach to conducting this assignment. However, it is envisaged that the methodology will include but not be limited to:

  • Review of strategic documents including internal IPPF specific documents, and information about the operating environment in the region
  • Conduct key informant interviews with key staff from ARO, selected Member Associations, IPPF central office
  • Review the RH commodity landscape in Africa.
  • Plan and facilitate a workshop with key stakeholders to present and validate findings, and identify strategies
  • Generate a draft report for review and validation before finalization

    Profile of Consultant

    The resource person sought is a practitioner in in logistics/supply chain managements with a bias to the health sector. H/She should have practical knowledge and experience in design, implementation and evaluation of the supply chain.

    Duration of the assignment

    This is a thirty (30) day consultancy which should be completed within the period of signing of the contractual agreement.

    Deliverables

    The assignment deliverable is

    A final, agreed process document outlining a detailed methodology for the strategy development

    A draft RHCS Strategy for IPPFAR which includes the following:

  • Overview of the context and operating environment for ARO MAs, and IPPF as a whole
  • Challenges and opportunities affecting reproductive health commodity security in Africa
  • Strategies for responding to challenges
  • Costed implementation plan for the strategy

    How to apply:

    Please submit the following to hroffice@ippfaro.org by 29th July 2016:

    A technical proposal detailing the methodology, proposed tools and timelines proposed for completing this assignment

    A summary of track record for similar assignments (in the form of a CV or a list of previous assignments undertaken)

    A detailed itemized financial proposal for undertaking the assignment.


    Senior Integrity Officer Job in Nairobi Kenya

    Organisation: UNHCR

    Job Title: Senior Integrity Officer

    Duty Station: Nairobi, Kenya

    Duration: 01 September -31 December 2016

    Contract Type: Temporary Appointment

    Closing date: 3 August 2016

    Background

    All UNHCR’s protection functions, including resettlement processing, must be implemented with efficiency, integrity, and transparency. Preventing and addressing fraud and corruption are integral to the management of UNHCR’s operations. The benefits associated with UNHCR’s programs worldwide make them vulnerable to fraud, and preventing and addressing fraud enhances UNHCR’s ability to execute its mandated responsibilities.

    Increasing the scale of UNHCR’s resettlement processing as well as simplifying resettlement procedures has the potential, if not properly addressed at an early stage, to lead to more fraud, highlighting the need for increased oversight.

    UNCHR’s 2008 Policy and Procedural Guidelines: Addressing Resettlement Fraud Perpetrated by Refugees introduced detailed guidance to enhance the effectiveness of the response to fraud committed by refugees in the context of resettlement; however, experience has shown that fraud often enters the process at a much earlier stage.

    The quality and efficiency of registration and documentation are not only prerequisites for effective legal and physical protection of refugees but early and effective registration, documentation and status determination procedures are fundamental components of anti-fraud plans.

    UNHCR is now in the process of expanding the guidance on preventing and responding to fraud perpetrated by and involving refugees, which currently exist only for resettlement processes, to all stages of refugee processing. A new comprehensive external anti-fraud policy is currently under development and is expected to be rolled out in 2016.

    The Senior Integrity Officer will play a key support role in working on the external anti-fraud policy on fraud committed by persons of concern, developing supporting materials, providing advice, guidance and training on the implementation of and compliance with the new policy and on UNHCR's anti-fraud work more generally.

    The Senior Integrity Officer position will increase UNHCR's capacity to have a systematic and consistent approach to fraud committed by persons of concern. The Senior Integrity Officer will work with the global integrity network to address fraud though fraud risk identification, mitigation and deterrence and systematic review of procedures and areas of potential system weaknesses and vulnerability that may give rise to fraud in registration, RSD and resettlement processes.

    Accountability (key results that will be achieved)

    Protection and assistance programme integrity is strengthened through the prevention, identification and deterrence of external fraud committed by persons of concern.

    Guidance and training materials are developed on anti-fraud and case processing integrity topics.

    UNHCR's anti-fraud policies and standards are correctly and coherently implemented.

    Internal staff and external partners are properly trained on anti-fraud policy, procedures and guidelines.

    Responsibility (process and functions undertaken to achieve results)

    Assist in the implementation of the new comprehensive anti-fraud policy and operational guidelines.

    Identify any areas of systemic weakness, vulnerability and risk of potential external fraud. In close cooperation with country teams, the incumbent will develop strong oversight and accountability mechanisms, assist operations with the development of targeted SOPs and training.

    Conduct investigations of complex cases in the region; Establish a regional fraud reporting mechanism on external fraud in line with HQ reporting requirements.

    Develop and implement a regional anti-fraud communication strategy targeting refugee communities and partners.

    Establish a liaison role with local counterparts involved in anti-fraud matters and investigations, such as governmental and diplomatic officials, other UN agencies and NGOs.

    Authority (decisions made in executing responsibilities and to achieve results)

    Ensure staff and partner compliance with global anti-fraud policies and standards of professional integrity in the delivery of registration, RSD and resettlement.

    Ensure compliance with, and integrity of, resettlement standard operating procedures.

    Coordinate directly with fraud focal points/relevant colleagues in HQ, Regional Officers or Operations as appropriate.

    Managerial Competencies

    M001 Empowering and Building Trust

    M003 Judgement and Decision Making

    M004 Strategic Planning and Vision

    M005 Leadership

    M006 Managing Resources

    Cross-Functional Competencies

    X001 Analytical Thinking

    X002 Innovation and Creativity

    X003 Technological Awareness

    X005 Planning and Organizing

    X006 Policy Development and Research

    X007 Political Awareness

    X008 Stakeholder Management

    X009 Change Capability and Adaptability

    Education: University degree in law, international relations, political science, social sciences or related field.

    Job experience: At least 12 years (10 years with an Advanced University degree) of professional work experience relevant to refugee protection, integrity or compliance work.

    Demonstrated superior knowledge of international refugee protection principles related to refugee status determination and/or resettlement.

    Demonstrated superior knowledge of UNHCR procedures and guidance related to fraud committed by refugees.

    Demonstrated superior interviewing skills, preferably in a refugee or investigative context.

    Demonstrated excellent written and oral communication skills.

    Proven interpersonal and analytical skills.

    Fluent English, working knowledge of French desirable.

    Desirable Qualifications amd competences

    Experience working in a field location and/or multi-cultural environment.

    Experience conducting trainings.

    Experience development training materials.

    Experience working in UNHCR resettlement, refugee status determination or refugee registration.

    Experience in casework or case management, preferably in a refugee or immigration context.

    Proven ability to work in a fast paced environment with multiple competing deadlines.

    Excellent IT Skills.

    To Apply:

    Interested applicants should submit their letter of motivation and P11/Curriculum Vitae referring to VN Number DIP/PROT/009/2016 to email address: HQDIPVAC@UNHCR.ORG For more information and job application details, see; Senior Integrity Officer


    Project Coordinator, East Africa in Nairobi Kenya

    The Company

    Aktis Strategy is a specialist consultancy which helps solve complex problems in fragile and conflict-affected countries. With knowledge and expertise across the spectrum of security sector reform, governance and organisational change, justice/rule of law, conflict management and counter extremism, Aktis specialises in devising, managing and evaluating programmes to address challenging political and institutional problems and bring about lasting positive change.

    Working from our network of offices in the Middle East, North Africa, South Asia and East Africa, Aktis personnel have demonstrated their excellence at delivering innovative management consultancy support in some of the most challenging situations.

    The Position

    We are looking to appoint a full time Project Coordinator – East Africa Region. This individual would be based between London and Nairobi, with an initial focus on Somalia projects. The successful candidate will support and deliver work in three primary areas:

    1.Project management and administration: carefully planning, organizing and managing projects and associated resources to deliver client objectives and meet specific success criteria in an efficient and effective manner.

    2.Corporate development / office management and administration: Contributing to the development and effective management of the company.

    3. Business development: positioning for, developing and winning new growth opportunities for the East Africa Team and Aktis.

    The successful applicant will have the capability to work collaboratively with a multi-disciplinary, internationally-dispersed team. The Project Coordinator will be responsible for managing petty cash accounting and consulting deployments, and supporting budget management and project reporting. He or she will also be actively involved in bidding for new work as part of an EAFR region bid team and research upcoming opportunities.

    Reporting to a Project Manager, the successful applicant will have proven experience working with administrative systems such as databases and budgets. They will have strong interpersonal skills, spoken and written fluency in English, a high level of self-motivation, and the experience needed to understand the context in which our projects are operating as well as the needs of a multi-disciplinary team working in these environments.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Work closely with the project team to plan and deliver client objectives in line with the terms of reference.
  • Ensure project operations are established and managed, including administrative records for projects and staff, and deployment logistics and project delivery.
  • Manage project budgets with the project manager, logging accounting data and tracking spend against the project budget.
  • Coordinate project deliverables and establishing templates and guidance, as well as structuring, formatting and contributing to project reports.
  • Liaising with the client on specific deliverables.
  • Manage project health, safety and security requirements.
  • Provide specific inputs on bids, including developing budgets and drafting content.
  • Input into strategy and approach to East Africa Business Development.
  • Manage small to medium bids, including bid plans.
  • Support early market engagement, pipeline and positioning.

    Position Location and Travel

    Initially working from London and with regular travel to the EAFR region, potentially including conflict-affected locations.

    Remuneration and Benefits

    A competitive package of remuneration and benefits will be offered to the successful candidate.

    How to apply:

    Please send a CV and covering letter to recruitment@aktisstrategy.com. The covering letter should detail your suitability for the role, your availability and your current (or if not currently employed, most recent) remuneration details.


    Kenya Field Manager Job in Kisumu Kenya

    Kenya Field Manager

    Full-time

    Kisumu

    (Note: Multiple positions may be hired from this JD. The position may involve travel toSiaya, Bomet, or Meru. Please indicate on your application if you have a preference for one of these locations.)

    Background: GiveDirectly is driving a re-evaluation of the assumptions underlying international philanthropy with a provocative model: we deliver donations directly to the extreme poor and let them decide what to do with them. This approach builds on two converging trends: the rapid spread of electronic last-mile payments solutions in the emerging markets, and the large body of experimental evidence showing that direct transfers are as or more cost-effective at reducing poverty than more traditional, top-down approaches.

    GiveDirectly’s field operations utilize state-of-the-art technology and business processes to deliver transfers securely, efficiently, and transparently.

    Our unorthodox approach – allowing the poor, and not the donor, to choose where they invest – has prompted debate in the popular press and among policy makers.

    GiveDirectly has been featured on NPR’s This American Life, and in Foreign Affairs, The Economist, and The New York Times. It was named one of the Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Finance by FastCompany, one of the 25 Most Audacious Companies byInc., and one of GiveWell’s top-rated charities for 4 years running.

    Overview:

    The Field Manager (“FM”) will play a central role in ensuring that GiveDirectly delivers a gold-standard product to donors and recipients.

    The Field Manager will own the overall enrollment process, including tracking performance of field teams; achieving targets; building a culture of mentorship and professional development; and identifying opportunities for risk mitigation and process improvement.

    The Field Manager will serve as the key “eyes and ears” resource on the ground for the Field Director and will be responsible for regularly synthesizing updates on operational health.

    The role will reward exceptional personnel management, organizational skills, high-quality judgment on operational challenges, and a strong commitment towards building a scalable and better-leveraged field org.

    Responsibilities:

    Workflow management/tracking

  • Create work-plans for field teams in collaboration with Associate Field Managers
  • Review weekly reports to track productivity and quality of service; own course correction if metrics are slipping
  • Formulate a plan for targeted monitoring/engagement while in the field

    Org development

  • Reduce dependence on senior management and create more leverage for Field Director through capacity-building and delegation
  • Identify gaps in org chart and propose solutions to Field Director
  • Run performance reviews for direct reports and build their capacity to do the same for Field Officers

    Risk management and process improvement

  • Anticipate areas of risk and create mitigation plans (e.g. coordination on complex research partnership, political instability, slow-downs from pilots, etc.)
  • Assist Field Director with response to “crisis” events (e.g. refusals, government shut-down, coordinated fraud, etc.)
  • Serve as the organization’s engine for continuous improvement of the enrollment process and recipient experience by identifying key opportunities and executing on various initiatives

    Support for auxiliary projects

  • Assist Field / Country Director with communicating and executing new projects/pilots/technologies (e.g. messaging Segovia to field team, brainstorming options for community-based targeting, rolling out mobile app questions, etc.)
  • Assist Field / Country Director with hosting journalists, donors, and other external parties

    Community engagement

  • Meet with local government officials to secure permission for GD to operate and keep them informed about GD’s activities
  • Liaise with community leaders (e.g. church, business and local NGO leaders) to problem-solve issues that arise in the field (e.g., refusals and false rumors)

    Team-building/morale

    Monitor team dynamics and own follow-up on barometer activities Identify opportunities for morale-building (e.g. retreats, team events, incentive schemes, etc.)

    Qualifications

  • Must have at least 2-3 years of management experience, preferably managing managers
  • Must have undergraduate degree. Post graduate degree is an added advantage
  • Exceptional leadership ability with demonstrated success in motivating and developing junior staff
  • Exceptional ability to problem-solve complex operational challenges in the field
  • Strong interest in shaping the field organization, including through revamping of current structures/processes
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Excitement about owning challenging management tasks, including mentoring and motivating direct reports and the broader field team
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a highly independent and self-directed manner, while effectively communicating upwardly about gaps and risks
  • Strong communication and relationship-building skills and the ability to represent the organization effectively to external parties
  • Strong analytical and technical skills, including a high level of proficiency with Microsoft Excel
  • Sense of humor and positive attitude

    How to apply:

    Kenya nationals only. Follow the link to submit your application. Kenya Field Manager


    Terms of reference - Analysis of the characterization, inventory and monitoring (CIM) tool’s data

    Introduction

    Animal Genetic Resources (AnGR) for food and agriculture are essential for Africa’s food security, and contribute to the livelihoods of millions of people within and without the continent.

    It is critical that these resources are effectively managed by ensuring a deeper understanding of their population dynamics, production systems and spatial distribution.

    Characterization, surveying and monitoring have remained key elements in the development of effective AnGR management plans and emphasis should be placed on certifying that these critical processes are well executed.

    Knowledge on population trends and genetic status of livestock populations informs breeding strategies, conservation programs and policy-making processes. This information is vital at local, national, regional and global levels.

    Evidently, characterizing and taking inventory of Animal Genetic Resources (AnGR) are integral components of the management of genetic resources. Compendious breed inventories, breed descriptions and information on breed population size and structure form a solid foundation for development of effective management strategies.

    For exhaustive characterization of AnGR to be achieved, it is pertinent to collect detailed phenotypic, genetic or historical information. Robust characterization, inventory and monitoring tools ensure collation of diverse breed information including population sizes, population structure, population trends, breed spatial distribution, indigenous knowledge, breed production systems, cultural knowledge amongst others.

    In particular, monitoring tools complement AnGR inventories and are extremely useful in the monitoring of breed trends and associated risks.

    The information attained contributes directly towards raising public awareness, priority setting for conservation programmes of endangered breeds and development of strategic plans for sustainable utilization.

    With support from the European Union, AU-IBAR is currently implementing a project "Strengthening the Capacity of African Countries to Conservation and Sustainable Utilization of African Animal Genetic Resources" which is aiming at strengthening the capacity of African countries and Regional Economic Communities to sustainably use and conserve animal genetic resources (AnGR) through institutionalizing national and regional policy, legal and technical instruments and implementing actions that will result in judicious exploitation of AnGR in Africa.

    One of its key activities, Result 1- Activity 1 “Develop harmonized tools/protocols for characterization and inventory of AnGR” aims at assist countries and RECs in the production of inventories and characterization of AnGR, so as to ensure homogeneity of data and easier compilation through harmonization of standard tools (guidelines, protocols, templates for data collection etc.).

    These harmonized tools will be produced and validated before dissemination to Member States.

    To achieve this key activity, the project has undertaken various activities geared towards the realization of the above mentioned activity. One of the primary outcomes is the development of revised AnGR characterization, inventory and monitoring (CIM) tools’ guidelines that have been digitalized on the open data kit (ODK) software. Currently, 16 member states are piloting the revised AnGR-CIM tools to test their efficiency and adaptability within the African context.

    Four member states have finalized their piloting activity and successfully submitted their completed forms to the ODK aggregate hosted in the AU-IBAR server, while submissions continue to be received from the remaining countries.

    In the above regard, AU-IBAR through due diligence is seeking to identify and engage the services of a consultant to undertake data extraction, cleaning and analysis of the available data and revision.

    Objectives of the Assignment

    The objective is of this consultancy is to access the informativeness and effectiveness of the applied tool (CIM) for AnGR through robust data analysis and review.

    Other specific objectives are;

    More specifically the consultant will:

  • Extract and clean the submitted data from the ODK aggregate hosted in the AU-IBAR server
  • Undertake detailed data analysis on the cleaned data
  • Develop a data analysis and visualization system
  • Revise the ODK tool as per the recommendations of the piloting Member States

    Expected Outputs

    Working closely with the project team and building on the above, the expected outputs of the consultancy will be:

  • A well detailed inception report encompassing; introduction, methodology, data analysis results and interpretation, recommendations etc.
  • Development of data visualization and analysis system
  • An improved version of the digital CIM tool
  • The Consultants are required to prepare the following technical reports in English/French:

    Inception Report (IcTR)

    An Inception Report (IcTR) within 5 days of commencing duty. The IcTR of not more than 10 pages should include the proposed methodology, the timeline/calendar and programme of activities and an outline of the contents of the Final Technical Report.

    Interim Technical Report (InTR)

    The interim Technical Report is perceived to be the First Draft of the Final Technical Report (FTR), before a final clean copy of the FTR is formally and officially submitted to and for acceptance by AU-IBAR.

    Final Technical Report (FTR)

    The Final Technical Report (FTR) should take into account contributions and comments from the relevant stakeholders and AU-IBAR. The draft final report must be submitted at the end of the period of implementation of the tasks. The duration of the consultancy will be not more than 1 calendar month from the day of signature of the contract.

    Submission & Approval of Reports

    Three copies of the progress reports referred to above must be submitted to AU-IBAR. The progress reports must be written in English. AU-IBAR is responsible for approving the progress reports.

    Requirements

    Qualification

    The position requires an expert in data analysis and systems design. A Bachelor’s degree in data Science/analytics, computer science or any relevant fields will be required. An advanced degree in the relevant study areas will be an added advantage.

    Previous experience with ODK software and its use in collection of data for Animal genetic resources will be an added advantage.

    Experience

    General experience

    The consultant should have:

    At least 7 years’ experience in data analysis, systems development and data repositories management. Experience with animal genetic resources or the livestock sector data will be an added advantage.

    Requirements

    Minimum 5 years working experience in areas associated with this consultancy, such:

  • Proficiency in the use of statistical packages ( preferably R)
  • Proven ability in data analytics (visualization and interpretation)
  • Sound knowledge in script writing for the extraction of data from ODK based questionnaires
  • Conversant with various databases - MySQL, MsSQL, Access, PostgreSql, Oracle
  • Knowledgeable in system design and development
  • Ability to work efficiently and independently under pressure, handle multi-tasking situations with strong delivery orientation
  • Proficient in English/French language, spoken and written

    Remuneration

    The consultant will be paid a daily rate of USD 300 per day for the 30 days. The consultancy fees will be paid upon satisfactory completion and delivery of the expected outputs.

    Supervision

    The consultant will work under the overall guidance of the Chief Animal Production Officer, supervised by the Data Management Expert.

    How to apply:

    Please submit your CV including three references and a cover letter, including the proposed methodology to the email applications@au-ibar.org and a copy to hro@au-ibar.org, clearly indicating in the subject line “Analysis of the characterization, inventory and monitoring (CIM) tool’s data”. The deadline for applications will be 14 August 2016. Only short-listed candidates will be notified.

    Full documentation on AU-IBAR website.


    Temporary Procurement Assistant Job in Nairobi Kenya

    The International Potato Center (CIP) is seeking a highly talented Temporary Procurement Assistant for the CIP Sub Saharan Africa Regional Office in Nairobi.

    The Center: CIP is a not-for-profit international agricultural research-for-development organization with a focus on potato, sweetpotato, and Andean roots and tubers. Its vision is of roots and tubers improving the lives of the poor.

    The Position: The Temporary Procurement Assistant will report to the Senior Procurement Officer and will be based at the CIP-Nairobi office.

    Duties and Accountabilities: Specifically, the Procurement Assistant will:

  • Assist the Senior Procurement Officer to consolidate requests for procurement of goods, works, technical and consulting services;
  • Assisting the Senior Procurement Officer in reviewing the submitted procurement packages (documents) from the region, requesting approvals for conclusions of contracts with selected vendors /suppliers and preparing draft approvals for conclusion of contracts;
  • Ensuring that procurement of goods, civil works and services under Loan and Grant Agreements are implemented in accordance with the provisions of the Loan and Grant Agreements and CIP Operation Manual;
  • Assisting the Senior Procurement Officer in keeping an effective system for monitoring of procurement process and contract implementation on behalf of CIP (recording the dates of all important approvals, contract awards, amounts etc.), as well as an adequate system record keeping system to ensure quick finding of procurement information;
  • Assisting the Senior Procurement Officer in preparing: procurement documents (e.g., invitations to bid, standard bidding documents, bid clarification, RFQs and eventual amendments, bid evaluation reports, etc.); obtain timely relevant approval for procurement documents;
  • Assist the Senior Procurement Officer in forwarding of copies of signed contracts to the relevant recipients to facilitate execution;
  • Assist the Senior Procurement Officer in tracking progress of procurement activities against the plans set forth in the procurement plans by the projects;
  • Maintain regular communication with Senior Procurement Officer to ensure that procurement tracking information is well coordinated with other project planning, project budgeting and other project financial reporting information;
  • Assist staff in the region with any issues around procurement that may need clarification and/ or support for onward processing;
  • Execute any other task required by the Senior Procurement Officer and/or as advised by and through the Regional HR Manager;

    Selection Criteria:

  • Relevant University degree;
  • Minimum 6 months of internship/ employment in the NGO or INGO sector;
  • Membership with any procurement professional body (KISM, CIPS etc);
  • Familiarity with procurement office operations;
  • Strong e-mail communication skills, ability to write in a manner sensitive to cultural differences, and provide clarity to staff;
  • Be a team player and be able to work in a busy environment, often with tight deadlines;
  • English and Kiswahili language proficiency;

    Conditions: This position is open to Kenyan citizens only. This will be a short-term (Temporary) contract for a period of five (5) months. The contract may be renewed subject to the workload and availability of funds.

    How to apply:

    Applicants should apply online through CIP’s Job Opportunities website International Potato Center , including a cover letter, a full C.V with the names and contact information of three references that are knowledgeable of the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience. Screening of applications will begin on July 28, 2016 and will continue until the post is filled. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

    Learn more about CIP by accessing our web site at International Potato Center

    CIP is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified women and professionals are particularly encouraged to apply


    Norwegian Refugee Council Jobs in Dadaab, Kenya

    1. ICLA Project Coordinator (Kenyan Nationals Only) Dadaab - Kenya

    Ref. nr.: 3154313440

    Full time

    Number of positions: 1

    Job location: Dadaab,

    The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is a non-governmental, humanitarian organization with 60 years of experience in helping to create a safer and more dignified life for refugees and internally displaced people.

    NRC advocates for the rights of displaced populations and offers assistance within the shelter, education, emergency food security, legal assistance, and water,sanitation and hygiene sectors.

    The Norwegian Refugee Council has approximately 4000 committed and competent employees involved in projects across four continents.

    In addition, NRC runs one of the world’s largest standby rosters -NORCAP, with 650 professionals, ready to be deployed on 72 hours notice when a crisis occurs

    Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) has been present in Somalia since early 2004 and has since expanded its Horn of Africa Programme to Kenya in 2006 and to Ethiopia in 2011.

    Since 2004, the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) has demonstrated a regional competence and expertise in working with displaced populations.

    The Regional Office is based in Nairobi, Kenya with offices and operations in Somalia (Puntland, Somaliland and Mogadishu), Kenya (Dadaab and Kakuma ), Ethiopia (Addis Ababa, Dolo Ado, Shire,Gambella and Asosa), South Sudan (Juba, Awil, Alek and Aweril) and Yemen (Sa’naa and Aden).

    The NRC Horn of Africa & Yemen mission is an expanding programme. NRC started its operations in Kenya in the refugee camps in Dadaab in February 2007.

    NRC has WASH, Education, Food Security and Livelihood and Information Counseling and Legal Assistant programmes implemented in the refugee camps in Dadaab. NRC is seeking to recruit ICLA project Coordinator.

    The Project Coordinator is responsible for coordination of ICLA Project in dadaab operation.

    The project Coordinator report to the Deputy Area Manager in dadaab.

    Job description

  • Coordinate and implement the ICLA project according to strategy, proposals and plans
  • Develop in writing the project proposals
  • Ensure adherence to NRC policies and donor requirements
  • Develop annual activity and work plans
  • Training and development of CC staff
  • Promote and share ideas for improvement and necessary changes in the activities
  • Cooperate with relevant partners and local authorities
  • Organize trainings for the CC team, relevant partners and beneficiaries
  • Monthly activity/project reports and other reporting as required
  • Ensure proper filing of all project documents

    Qualifications

  • University graduate in Law or Social Work with 5 years ICLA project implementation experience
  • Knowledgeable in communicating in Somalia language is an added advantage.
  • Experience from working within technical expertise area in a humanitarian/ recovery context
  • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Core competency expertise
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal
  • Knowledge and experience in serving refugees in harsh and insecure environment.
  • Experience in durable solution activities for IDPs and refugees.

    Education field: Law

    Education level: College / University, Bachelor's degree

    Personal Qualities

  • Planning and delivering results
  • Working with people
  • Communicating with impact and respect
  • Handling insecure environments

    We Offer

    Duty Station: Dadaab

    Contract period upto December 2016 with possibility of extension.

    Salary/Benefits according to NRC general directions.

    The candidate will observe NRC’s code of conduct and working hours for NRC Office Dadaab Kenya.

    Search criteria:

    Location: Kenya

    Industry: Emergency Relief

    Special field: Information, Counselling & Legal Assistance

    Role: Middle / line manager

    2. ICLA Project Officer (Kenyan Nationals Only) Dadaab - Kenya

    Ref. nr.: 3153796228

    Full time

    Number of positions: 1

    Job location: Dadaab

    NRC is seeking to recruit project Officer for ICLA Project. The Project Officer will be responsible in implementing the project activities under the direct guidance of the ICLA Project Coordinator and overall supervision of the Deputy Area Manager.

    Job description

  • Ensure compliance with NRC policies, guidelines and standards
  • Ensure compliance with ICLA CC strategy, tools, handbooks, guidelines and standards
  • Responsible for implementation of technical activities in the ICLA project in Dadaab
  • Responsible for tracking of financial expenditures of the project
  • Responsible for the quality control and monitoring of the Voluntary Return activities
  • Responsible for Voluntary Return project documentation
  • Provide technical support and capacity building towards project staff
  • Provide specific technical analysis and feedback to NRC representatives in coordination forums
  • Assess, promote and document ideas for technical improvement and further program development options
  • Ensure that projects target beneficiaries most in need, and explore and assess new and better ways to assist
  • Promote the rights of IDPs/returnees in line with the advocacy strategy
  • Responsible for updating of Somali country of origin information to ensure it is relevant and accurate.
  • Responsible for the quality assurance of the translation of the information in Somali language and production of high quality pamphlets.
  • Ensure regular information sharing, mine risk awareness and HLP awareness for returnees.
  • Ensure all returnees have received return assistance package at departure from Dadaab.
  • Develop ICLA proposals, ensure effective implementation and documentation of lessons learnt.
  • Ensure proper project budget monitoring and efficient utilization of the funds.
  • Supervise, evaluate and appraise the Project Assistant(s), providing technical guidance when needed.

    Qualifications

  • University graduate in Law or Social Work with 2 years ICLA project implementation experience
  • Knowledgeable in communicating in Somalia language is an added advantage.
  • Experience from working within technical expertise area in a humanitarian/ recovery context
  • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Core competency expertise
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal
  • Knowledge and experience in serving refugees in harsh and insecure environment.
  • Having knowledge and experience of conducting voluntary repatriation project start up.
  • Experience in durable solution activities for IDPs and refugees.

    Education field: Law

    Education level: College / University, Bachelor's degree

    Personal qualities

  • Planning and delivering results
  • Working with people
  • Communicating with impact and respect
  • Handling insecure environments

    We offer

    Duty Station: Dadaab

    Contract period upto December 2016 with possibility of extension.

    Salary/Benefits according to NRC general directions.

    The candidate will observe NRC’s code of conduct and working hours for NRC Office Dadaab Kenya.

    Search criteria:

    Location: Kenya

    Industry: Emergency Relief

    Special field: Information, Counselling & Legal Assistance

    Role: Supervisor

    3. ICLA Project Assistant (Kenyan Nationals Only) Dadaab - Kenya

    Ref. nr.: 3154312994

    Full time

    Number of positions: 5

    Job location : Dadaab

    The Project Assistant will be responsible in the implemention of the project activities under the direct guidance of the ICLA Project Officer and the Overall supervision of ICLA Project Coordinator.

    Job description

  • Ensure that the project activities are implemented in accordance with approved proposals, NRC policies and standards and donor requirements.
  • Understand the situation, including the legal situation according to national and international laws and principles for refugees and returnees.
  • Provide information and counseling to refugees expressing an intention to return to South Central Somalia in a factual and impartial manner.
  • Ability to conduct surveys and gather data/information at the field level in an accurate and sensitive manner.
  • Assist in conducting needs assessment of the target group. Documenting the results and recommend interventions in line with the project purpose.
  • Translation of information leaflets in to the Somali language. Assist with the development of these leaflets.
  • Assist in conducting research as required.
  • Assist in design of surveys/questionnaires to assess the needs requirement of the target group.
  • In collaboration with partners, plan an effective and mutually beneficial capacity building project, with the aim of developing and sharing knowledge, skills and attitudes in line with best practices in ICLA.
  • Identify possible interventions at the field level for ICLA activities to address gaps and needs.
  • Make recommendations on the way project activities can be amended or improved to best meet the set objectives.
  • Work closely with other agencies involved in the voluntary returns process at the field level, establishing effective coordination and relations.
  • Work closely with UNHCR and the Department of Refugee Affairs (DRA) at field level.
  • Compiling and drafting of daily,monthly, quarterly, and annual field reports.
  • Any other duty assigned to you by your immediate supervisor

    Qualifications

  • University degree in law, political science or other relevant discipline.
  • Diploma with experience will be considered.
  • Minimum 3 years humanitarian experience with refugees/internally displaced persons (IDPs) at field level with an NGO or other international organization.
  • Proven experience of legal, judicial and protection mechanisms.
  • Experience of monitoring and evaluation mechanisms and tools.
  • Fluent in speaking and written Somali and English language. Knowledge of Kiswahili is an asset.

    Education field

  • Law
  • Political science

    Education level

    College / University, Bachelor's degree

    Personal qualities

  • Ability to identify vulnerable groups e.g. women at risk, elderly etc…
  • Ability to work under pressure, establish priorities and plan, coordinate own work plan, use time efficiently and apply judgement in the context of competing deadlines.
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective working relations in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity
  • Excellent oral/communication skills and ability to articulate ideas in a clear and accurate manner including the ability to prepare and edit a variety of written documents, reports and briefs.
  • Impartiality.
  • Experience of legal assistance activities and awareness raising campaigns.
  • Knowledge of the political and security situation in Somalia.

    We Offer

    Duty station: Dadaab

    Contract period is up to December 2016 with possibility of extension.

    Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s general directions, The candidate will observe NRC’s code of conduct and working hours for the NRC Office in Dadaab.

    Miscellaneous info

    Travel: Some travelling must be expected

    Search criteria:

    Location: Kenya

    Industry: Emergency Relief

    Special field: Information, Counselling & Legal Assistance

    Role: Assistant

    How to Apply

    Candidates should apply on line by going through www.nrc.no.

    Email and paper applications will not be considered.

    Deadline for application: 06/08/2016


    National Level Partner HSNP Advocacy Job in Kenya

    1.0 Background

    HelpAge International (HelpAge) is a global network of not-for-profit organisations with a vision of a world where older people fulfil their potential to lead active, dignified, healthy and secure lives.

    With more than 70 affiliates and 300 partners across more than 50 countries the HelpAge network brings together hundreds of organisations worldwide. HelpAge has a secretariat with offices in London and Brussels, seven regional centres in Africa (2), Asia/Pacific (2), Latin America, the Caribbean and Central Asia in addition to country programme offices. The rights component of the HSNP programme is managed by the East, West and Central Africa Regional Development Centre (EWCARDC) in Nairobi, Kenya.

    EWCARDC focuses on strengthening the capacity of partner organisations including HelpAge affiliates working with older people.

    It also works to advocate the rights and welfare of older people at regional, country and local levels. HelpAge has had Observer Status with the Africa Union since 2000 when an MOU was signed between the two organisations.

    2.0 About Social Protection Rights Component

    In 2008, HelpAge International, as part of a group of organizations, commenced implementation of Phase I of the Government of Kenya led and UKAid and AusAID-financed Hunger Safety Net Programme (HSNP).

    The objective of Phase I (April 2007 - March 2012) was to design and pilot cost-effective mechanisms for beneficiary targeting, payment delivery and grievance management in four counties in Northern Kenya (Turkana, Wajir Marsabit and Mandera).

    Following the end of Phase I of the HSNP programme HelpAge was awarded the responsibility to undertake the Social Protection Rights component under phase II of the HSNP.

    Our objective within the programme is to establish a grievance and accountability mechanism that will allow for programme stakeholders to realise their rights within the programme as well as support the communities to realise their rights as enshrined in the Kenyan constitution.

    HelpAge works with four partner institutions based in Wajir, Marsabit and Mandera counties and these include the following;

  • District Pastoralist Association (DPA)—Wajir
  • Pastoralist Integrated Support Programme (PISP)—Marsabit
  • Horn of Africa Women Empowerment Network Kenyan Agency (HAWENKA)—Mandera
  • Rural Agency for Community Development and Assistance (RACIDA)—Mandera
  • In Turkana, we have established a HelpAge sub office in Lodwar from which we undertake our project activities.

    3.0 Human Rights Based Approach to Development (HRBAD)

    Over the last decade, human rights have gained prominence as a universal set of norms and standards that are increasingly shaping the programmes and activities of the development agencies.

    It is widely recognized that promoting and protecting human rights is crucial for achieving peace, sustainable human development and democracy. A human rights-based approach should be regarded as an essential tool for achieving sustainable development outcomes.

    HRBA focuses on analysing the inequalities, discriminatory practices and unjust power relations that aggravate conflict in human rights and development processes.

    It has a special focus on groups subjected to discrimination and suffering from disadvantage and exclusion. HRBA emphasizes on participation, particularly of discriminated and excluded groups at every stage of the programming process. It also emphasizes on the accountability of the State and its institutions with regard to respecting, protecting and fulfilling all the human rights of all people within its jurisdiction.

    In a human rights-based approach, human rights help to frame the relationship between individuals and groups with claims (rights-holders) and State and non-State actors with corresponding obligations (duty-bearers).

    ‘State actors’ refers to the government, while ‘non-State actors’ include health service providers, private sector companies or other parties that have obligations to various rights-holders.

    4.0 HSNP and HRBAD

    In the past few years in Kenya, since the inception of the Phase 1 of HSNP, there have been developments in policies and programmes which haven’t achieved much realisation.

    Of importance is the new Constitution which ushered in new developments for the realization of Social and Economic Rights for poor and marginalized people. The constitution also sets the national values and principles like participation, non-discrimination, transparency and accountability.

    It is envisaged that citizens will enjoy their rights as declared in these instruments and that they can also hold duty bearers to account using different platforms. It is within the tenets of HRBAD that the SPR component has been operating.

    An evaluation of the programme has emphasized on the need to have and long term approach to ensure that the gains made within the programme period are sustained by embedding social protection and cash transfers and accountability in laws/acts/policies.

    Thus for the remaining period of the programme (up to March 2017) the SPR component is focusing on ensuring that the legal, constitutional as well as the regulatory frameworks at the local, national and pan-African levels are conducive to enable functioning social protection structures and mechanisms are in place to impact the lives and livelihoods of the poorest of the poor across the continent.

    5.0 Purpose and scope of the Partnership

    Based on the recommendations of the mentioned evaluation, HelpAge is looking into partnering with a national NGO to carry forward the benefits gained in the implementation of the accountability component of the HSNP by ensuring that legal frameworks and policies are responsive to social protection needs of the citizens as enshrined in the Kenya constitution.

    We are proposing to do this by engaging with law makers at the national and county level.

    This partnership will entail influencing political reforms, and socio-economic rights realization reforms.

    The proposed partnership will therefore work through openness and dialogue between all social and political forces in the reform process. This engagement should be on the basis of democracy and human rights, and should ensure rights, responsibilities, and equality that would promote sustainable social and economic rights in Kenya. Specifically, this NGO will be mandated to support HelpAge in:

    1.Organize meetings with Members of Parliament (MPs) of various parliamentary caucuses and special parliamentary groups including the Pastoralist Parliamentary Group (PPG) to inform the formulation of pro-poor policies/bills/Acts and also to influence the national budgeting processes.

    2.Support production of policy briefs aimed at policy makers to influence the following bills which are currently either with national parliament or the senate.

    3.Social protection council bill

    4.Older Persons Bill

    5.Senior Citizens Care and Protection Bill,

    6.Food security bill

    7.Support MPs and members of the Senate in drafting and debating the above bills

    8.Support in drafting county generic laws on social protection

    9.Train Members of County Assembly (MCAs) in policy formulation processes in-order to ensure that social protection is embedded in the county policies.

    19.Publish a simplified guide explaining the policy formulation processes for use especially by MCAs

    11.Support in drafting of action plans to support implementation of the above legislations

    12.Support in the formation of a national level advocacy platform for social protection

    13.The engagements will be at the community level in the four counties that HSNP operates in i.e. Wajir, Turkana, Marsabit and Turkana; national level and the Pan Africa region.

    6.0 The organisation

    The organisation should meet the following criteria:

    1.Be registered in Kenya as a National NGO by the NGO coordination Board having met all the requirements

    2.Be experienced in policy formulation processes and training for community-based organisations and residents

    3.Experience in successfully launching at least three Public Interest Litigation in the last five years (please provide links/references to the cases)

    4. Be experienced and have in-house expertise in drafting and lobbying for at least two laws in Kenya (please provide links/references to the cases)

    5.Be experienced in engaging with government and citizens at different levels; community, county and national

    6.Experience in engaging with regional bodies such as EAC, IGAD

    7.Have a presence in Turkana, Mandera, Marsabit and Wajir Counties

    How to apply:

    Interested organisations should send a brief profile of their work and experience in the above sector to George.Kamau@helpage.org by 31st July 2016.


    Information Communication Technology (ICT) Assistant Job in Nairobi Kenya

    Background:

    The East Africa Trade and Investment Hub (the Hub) is the U.S. government’s flagship project under the presidential Trade Africa initiative, launched in 2013 to boost trade and investment with and within Africa.

    The Hub partners with East African and U.S. businesses to attract investment needed to transform the East African private sector into vibrant global trading partners.

    Improving the region’s trade competitiveness, encouraging the diversification of exports beyond natural resources, and promoting broader, more-inclusive economic growth will lead to more food secure and resilient East African communities.

    The goal of the Hub is to deepen regional integration, increase the competitiveness of select regional agricultural value chains, promote two-way trade with the U.S. under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) and facilitate investment and technology to drive trade growth intra-regionally and to global markets.

    Objectives and Duties:

    The ICT Assistant is responsible for providing technical support at the hub, including system installations and maintenance.

    S/he will ensure that proper back up, anti-virus and disaster recovery procedures are identified and followed and that end users have access to shared files, printers and email.

    The ICT Assistant is responsible for, but not limited to the following functions:

    · Provide support for day-to-day ICT operations

    · Assist in new workstation setup and desktop repairs

    · Assist in local area network (LAN) management and troubleshooting

    · Performing operating system upgrades by installing software patches

    · IP Telephony support

    · Manage IT monitoring systems

    · Rolling out new IT tools and processes

    · Assist in maintaining ICT inventory log of assets issued out

    · Support programmatic and technical aspects of the program as needed, including but not limited to contracting, and interacting with third party providers where applicable.

    · Perform other relevant duties as assigned.

    Requirements:

    · A Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or other related field.

    · Two (2) years of relevant experience in ICT experience , preferably in troubleshooting local area networks (LANs)

    · Experience in Microsoft Server Operating System and IBM Notes Applications is an added advantage.

    · Excellent writing and communication skills

    · Demonstrated attention to detail, ability to follow procedures, meet deadlines, multi task, work independently and cooperatively with team members.

    Supervisory Responsibilities:

    · The ICT Assistant will have no supervisory responsibilities.

    Base of Operations:

    · Nairobi, Kenya

    Reporting:

    · The ICT Assistant will report to the ICT Specialist.

    How to apply:

    For more information and job application details, see; (ICT) Assistant by August 1, 2016, 5.00pm East Africa Local time. Only candidates who send their information by applying through the link and by the deadline will be eligible. Visit (ICT) Assistant

    to view the scope of work and learn more about the Hub.


    Management Coordinator - SCI/SOM/23/16

    Management Coordinator – Somalia Country Office

    Team/Programme: Office of the Country Director & SLT

    Location: Nairobi

    Grade: 3

    Post Type: Kenyan National

    Child Safeguarding:

    Level 3: the role holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently (e.g. once a week or more) or intensively (e.g. four days in one month or more or overnight) because they work in country programs; or are visiting country programs; or because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.

    Role Purpose:

    To work with the Management Coordinator works directly and closely and with the Country Director and the Deputy Country Director indirectly in managing and developing programme and business processes systems and procedures.

    Scope of Role:

    Reports to: Country Director

    Dimensions:

    Save the Children works in all regions of Somalia/Somaliland with a current staff complement of approximately 350 staff and current expenditure of approximately $ 45 million each year.

    Staff directly reporting to this post: 1

    Key areas of accountability:

    Provide support to Country Director and/or take full responsibilities of Country Office Management system and SCI Global Management Tool

  • Managing the SMT tracking tool for the Global Assurance Internal Audit recommendations, KPMG year-end (Statutory) recommendations, Country Office Risk Register and Key Performance Indicators and ensuring that the deadlines are tracked and followed up
  • Ensuring that departments listed in the tracking tool have departmental improvement plans which reflect the action plans and recommendations listed
  • Preparation of monthly and quarterly CD reports to the Regional Office for CD approval
  • Coordination and reporting on the Country Office achievement against the Global

    Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to be included in the report above.

  • Ensuring that departments, offices and programmes have their own departmental KPIs, dashboards and tracking tables, report and follow up on them, and ensuring that key indicators feed into the SMT dashboard- limited # of KPI
  • Preparing for the senior meetings, including SLT, SMT, ESMT with a full pack of updates from different departments; including progress made against various action plan trackers. Also take lead in coordination of all these meetings and preparing the agenda
  • Coordination of MEAL Action Plan Tracker and ensuring that key findings from the tracker and serious issues are highlighted to members of senior management team.
  • Ensuring that the timelines and action plans of the Country Office Risk Register (RR), programme, field offices and departmental risk assessments and annual risk mitigation plans are followed up, preparing quarterly reports on progress and working with Internal Audit to ensure that they are updated annually
  • Coordination, monitoring and reporting on the Non Award Funding
  • Ensuring all the documents that come for CD sign off, have all necessary supporting document. In case some documents are missing then follow up with the relevant department and ensure that all compliance requirements for a sign off are fully completed.
  • Preparing occasional correspondence with external actors for the Country Director
  • Ensuring that all relevant documents and program updates are furnished in advance for any external meetings that CD and DCDs have, particularly when meeting with donors. Liaise with different departments, mostly awards, finance and operations to prepare such updates.
  • Ensure CD’s calendar is well managed and updated regularly, provide necessary support to CD for travels, meetings, other administrative chores etc.
  • Visiting field when circumstances require that

    Other responsibilities

  • Follows up on any Operations and PDQ related issues at the request of and CD/DCDs
  • Coordinates the schedule of relevant internal and external programmes, operations, coordination and cluster meetings that involves SMT. Ensures that all the meetings are prepared in a very coordinated manner and documented
  • Ensures that minutes, papers, action points and notes from meetings are collected, compiled and centrally filed both in soft and hard copies
  • Develops, collects, ensures the accuracy and distribution of maps and summary information indicating who does what and where (3Ws), both for SCI and for other agencies
  • Complies with all relevant Save the Children policies and procedures with respect to child protection, health and safety, security, equal opportunities and other relevant policies.

    Competences and Behaviors(our Values in Practice)

    Applying Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Makes decisions based on professional expertise and experience without deferring unnecessarily to others
  • Shares knowledge and best practice on technical solutions so that others can make best use of that expertise
  • Actively seeks new ways to develop the application of technical and professional standards within the team

    Working effectively with others (Skilled level)

  • Actively listens to new and different perspectives and experiences of those they work with
  • Proactively supports team members and trusts their capabilities
  • Demonstrates understanding of their skills and how they complement those of others within diverse teams and groups

  • Clarifies their role and responsibilities within the team to maximize impact

    Delivering Results

  • Delivers timely and appropriate results using available resources
  • Takes responsibility for their work and its impact on others
  • Plans, prioritizes and performs tasks well without needing direct supervision
  • Understands the link between their work and the organisation’s objectives
  • Developing Self and Others (Skilled level)
  • Shows awareness of their strengths and limitations and actively takes responsibility for their development
  • Seeks out feedback to understand their areas for improvement
  • Actively shares knowledge and experiences with others

    Qualifications and Experience:

  • Education to Master’s degree level in the area of business management or social development
  • Recommended a minimum of 5 years’ experience in an NGO environment
  • Experience of working in the humanitarian or development sector for an international non-governmental organisation
  • Experience of working in large diverse teams with colleagues from many cultures backgrounds
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills, and highly competent in developing and implementing systems, business processes and procedures
  • Highly competent in Microsoft office software
  • Excellent coordination skills
  • Excellent written and spoken English
  • Confident in dealing with large groups of people and with senior level visitors and partners
  • Ability to present complex information in a succinct and compelling manner
  • Commitment to Save the Children values

    How to apply:

    Interested candidates are required to submit a CV and mandatory cover letter quoting the Job Title and Vacancy Announcement No. SCI/SOM/23/16 on the subject line. The file name of the CV and attachments must be the applicants name and sent to Somalia.vacancies@savethechildren.org.

    For more information and job application details, see; Management Coordinator

    Applications close on 30th July 2016

    Disclaimer:

    Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through recruitment agents

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

    Female candidates are encouraged to apply


    Procurement & Logistics Assistant

    Background:

    DRC is a Danish international non-governmental organization, which promotes and supports durable solutions to the problems faced by refugees and internally displaced people all over the world.

    DRC is present in more than 30 conflict territories around the world assisting displaced people with shelter, food, income generating activities, legal aid and a wide range of other protection assistance. Danish Demining Group (DDG) is a unit within DRC Danish Demining Group (DDG) is a Humanitarian Mine Action Unit in the Danish Refugee Council (DRC).

    DDG operates in some of the most fragile and conflict-affected places in the world. The focus is on those countries most affected by landmines and other explosive remnants of war as well as widespread proliferation of small arms and light weapons. DRC-Kenya Program works primarily with displaced Somalis and Kenyan communities who host them.

    The programming’s main focus is livelihoods and protection during displacement and possible return.

    Purpose:

    The Procurement & Logistics Assistant will work closely with the logistic departments of DRC & DDG Kenya Country Program. S/he will embrace team work spirit ensuring compliance to DRC and donor logistics rules, regulations, systems and reporting and to supports the budget holders to ensure timely, responsible, cost effective and accurate use of funding.

    Key Responsibilities:

    Procurement

  • Develop, in collaboration with the programme teams, a coherent procurement master plan that takes into consideration DRC’s Procurement Policy, as per donor requirements, project duration and needs, lead time and delivery constraints.
  • Ensures proactive and documented adherence to procurement plans in all DRC KE locations in close liaison with relevant managers.
  • Maintain a high quality procurement system, which is accountable, transparent and compliant with DRC Procurement Policy and donor requirements.
  • Maintains, disseminates and follows-up on procurement tracking and spending and provides needed analysis; manages all import/export issues; ensures lessons and feedback from procurements are documented and acted on.
  • Ensure that the filing system to record and archive all procurements is rigorously maintained.
  • Ensure the maintenance of a supplier prices database and develop robust local supplier relationships.
  • Carries out procurement in compliance with DRC and relevant external rules/regulations in a timely manner with a value-for-money lens and with a high level of integrity; ensures all procurements are thoroughly documented and properly archived; ensures items are received in good time and meet requestor specification
  • Carries out selection/use of pre-qualified suppliers; maintains vendor rating and black-lists; ensures fair vendor selection for all procurement processes (SQ, RFQ, ITB, etc) per the set thresholds. Receive all OR(Order requests) from various department and programs and establish a filling system
  • Execute orders by sending request for invitations, receiving bids, analyzing and raising of orders and follow up on deliveries of orders with suppliers
  • Undertake regular analysis of market prices for the Kenya Program Price List
  • Assist in auditing payment documents, raising and processing payments submitted to Nairobi
  • Take a lead in updating and sending out of the Purchase Status Report (PSR) and other related procurement reports
  • Monitor consumption levels for stationery and advice on re-ordering
  • Participate in tender processes

    Asset & Inventory Management

  • Ensures DRC warehouses and stock are managed according to DRC and international standards and items are disposed of as per DRC and donor rules/regulations;
  • Ensure that procured stocks are received, registered, and dispatched in an efficient and accountable manner.
  • Ensure that the filing system of records of all stock movements are documented for rigorous archiving when required for audit
  • Conduct physical stock checks periodically and investigates discrepancies.
  • Support the establishment/decommissioning of DRC warehouses; ensures adherence to warehouse safety standards including insurance.
  • Receive supplies from vendors and raise relevant documents, check and count of incoming stock and reconcile it with requisitions and purchase orders
  • Streamline asset filling systems and ensure all files are labeled and up to date
  • Responsible for accurate assets registration, tracking, tagging, and archiving of asset lists/registers.
  • In collaboration with field based LPOs, ensure appropriate documentation of all assets in the field and report any damage.
  • Quarterly, conduct a physical verification of all assets in the Assets Register to ensure that all asset inventory is tagged, recorded and reported to management in accordance of DRC’s guidelines.
  • Oversees repair/maintenance of office/compound assets, equipment and machines as needed

    Logistics

  • Facilitate in dispatch of goods to filed location
  • Any other duties as assigned by management

    Qualifications and Experience:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in any business related field with a specialization /bias in Procurement & Logistics,
  • CIPS qualification and KISM membership will be an added advantage.
  • At least 2 years progressive relevant on job experience, preferably in a busy NGO setting. Previous experience in storage, inventory management, material handling and distribution of materials.
  • Sound knowledge of material handling procedures
  • Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions applicable to a warehouse
  • Sound knowledge of computer and word processing/database management packages
  • Excellent communication skills and able to work with others in a participatory and capacity building manner
  • Should be flexible and work effectively in a fast-paced environment
  • Decisive individual and works well under pressure, particularly when faced with unexpected events or delays

    Position Description:

    Location : Nairobi

    Start Date : Immediately

    Duration : 5 months with possibility of extension (3 months’ probation)

    Reports to: Procurement & Logistics & Officer

    General

    Commitments: DRC has a Humanitarian Accountability Framework, outlining its global accountability committments. All staff are required to contribute to the achievement of this framework into the work of DRC Procurement & Logistics Assistant

    Application Process

    Qualified candidates are invited to submit their applications which should include a 1-page cover letter clearly stating their motivation and qualifications and a CV. Applications should include contact details of three professional referees who have supervised the candidate in the last five years. One referee must be the applicant’s most recent manager. Only applications that address the stipulated duties and meet the required qualifications will be considered.

    We only accept applications sent via our online-application form on www.drc.dk under Vacancies. Applications should be sent no later than: 8th August, 2016.

    If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please contact job@drc.dk


    Livelihoods Assistant (Micro Enterprise Development

    Background:

    DRC has been operating in the Horn of Africa and Yemen for over a decade, running a combination of livelihood, protection, advocacy and relief programmes. In Kenya, DRC has programme offices in Nairobi, Dadaab, Kakuma, Mombasa, Lamu, Mandera, Alale and Lodwar. While much of the work done by the organization focuses on displaced populations and asylum seekers, DRC also implements programmes in support of the refugee hosting populations.

    Job Summary:

    The Livelihoods Assistant (Micro Enterprise Development) will support both vocational (tailoring, handloom, ICT, Income Generating Groups (IGAs) and Village Saving and Loan (VS&L).

    Tasks & Responsibilities:

  • Implementation of the livelihoods project in accordance with DRC and donor requirements
  • Train and implement livestock value chains such as milk, meat, hide and skin and bones
  • Prepare activity plans and budget for activity implementation.
  • Prepare weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual reports.
  • Facilitate financial access including revolving fund loans and grants to target beneficiaries
  • Ensure all the revolving fund loan & grants beneficiaries are properly mentored and have all the right documentation in place before they are engaged by the organization
  • Carry out participatory needs assessments and identify appropriate livelihood interventions to increase incomes for the refugee population and the local community and reduce poverty in the target areas.
  • Collect data on income generation, revolving funds, life skills training and strengthening of small scale businesses to establish trend across clients (groups) in order to develop best practices.
  • Use questionnaires and surveys in consultation with Livelihoods Officer and beneficiaries to analyze training needs as they relate to the goals of the organization, beneficiaries and donors.
  • Identify existing gaps in the community, suitable sustainable innovative projects for co-financing and assist with preparation of proposal and reports to donors
  • Supervise the day to day work of the livelihoods Incentive workers in the respective operational sites and provide support where necessary.
  • Implement DRCs livelihoods activities specifically: income generation, business development services, revolving funds & grants, life skills training and strengthening of small scale businesses.
  • Assist in managing expenditure of livelihood activities to ensure accountability and transparency
  • Assist in compiling of all monitoring information on a regular basis and documentation of lessons learnt from field visits and project activities.
  • Report regularly to Livelihoods Officer on general progress in terms of livelihood aspects including learning, participation in project activities and other relevant matters.
  • Assist in identifying resources and documenting key lessons learned in the Livelihood program.
  • Organize and coordinate livelihood related stakeholders meetings/workshops/forums to enable the active, free and meaningful participation of project beneficiaries in the design and implementation of project activities within refugee and host communities
  • Ensure and maintain mutual linkages with the County and Sub-county offices especially with any related line ministries to enhance their understanding of program needs in the assigned area of operation.
  • Promote collaboration and synergy between refugee focused interventions and the host communities
  • Prepare and conduct community sensitization forums/meetings with community leaders and beneficiaries in the refugee and host community set up
  • Document lessons learned from training activities, community meeting and assist in preparing training reports
  • Train revolving loan/grants clients on small business management skills.
  • Support the respective livestock value chains

    Skills and Qualifications:

  • Degree level education in the Animal production (highly desirable), social sciences, business administration or any other development related fields.
  • Minimum of 2 years working experience with INGOs in the field of sustainable livelihoods and income generating projects preferably with an NGO in a refugee/IDP setting
  • Knowledge of the key issues and trends in livelihoods interventions
  • Demostrate understanding of business and development issues including modern livelihood approaches with skills or training in basic small business management or administration is crucial to this position.
  • Prior experience working with local governments and stakeholders in implementation of projects
  • Working knowledge of MS Office and other relevant computer applications,
  • Able to adapt to changing program priorities and emergency priorities that may arise
  • Good planning and organizational skills coupled with problem solving capabilities
  • Hands-on community mobilization skills
  • Experience in working in harsh climatic conditions and ability to communicate in the Somali language will be an added advantage

    Reporting: The Livelihoods Assistant reports to Livelihoods Officer.

    Conditions:

    Commencement: September, 2016.

    Duty Station: This position is field based duty station. Dadaab lies at SL 5. Accommodation is not Provided

    Contract: 4 months contract renewable dependent on both funding and performance. The terms of employment are in accordance with DRC terms for National Staff.

    General:

    Commitments: DRC has a Humanitarian Accountability Framework, outlining its global accountability committments. All staff are required to contribute to the achievement of this framework

    How to apply:

    Application Process

    Qualified candidates are invited to submit their applications which should include a 1-page cover letter clearly stating their motivation and qualifications and a CV. Applications should include contact details of three professional referees who have supervised the candidate in the last five years.

    One referee must be the applicant’s most recent manager. Only applications that address the stipulated duties and meet the required qualifications will be considered.

    We only accept applications sent via our online-application form on www.drc.dk under Vacancies. Applications should be sent no later than: 1st August, 2016.

    If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please contact job@drc.dk


    WASH COORDINATOR, Cluster Office-Eastern and Southern Africa

    The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC or “the Federation”) is the world’s largest volunteer-based humanitarian network. The Federation is a membership organisation established by and comprised of its member National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.

    Along with National Societies and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), the Federation is part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. The overall aim of the IFRC is “to inspire, encourage, facilitate, and promote at all times all forms of humanitarian activities by National Societies with a view to preventing and alleviating human suffering and thereby contributing to the maintenance and promotion of human dignity and peace in the world.”

    It works to meet the needs and improve the lives of vulnerable people before, during and after disasters, health emergencies and other crises.

    The Federation is served by a Secretariat based in Geneva, with regional and country offices throughout the world.

    The Secretariat is led by the IFRC Secretary General and provides the central capacity of the International Federation to serve, connect, and represent National Societies. The Secretariat’s headquarters is organized in three main business groups:

    (i) Partnerships, including Movement and Membership;

    (ii) Programmes and Operations; and

    (iii) Management Services.

    The Programme Services Division is in turn organised in three Departments, each of them led by a Director. The department of Health & Care consists of 3 teams, of which Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) is one.

    The WASH Coordinator, Cluster Office reports to the Regional WASH Coordinator or the Regional Health Coordinator as line manager and technically to the WASH Team Leader at the Secretariat in Geneva.

    The WASH Coordinator, Cluster Office is a member of the Global WASH Team and supports the IFRC's programmatic vision for WASH and its translation into programmatic interventions, in close collaboration with NS’s, by providing technical advice, support and coordination to the Federation's programmes in the areas of water, sanitation and hygiene promotion throughout the resilience continuum (in emergency, recovery and development contexts).

    The IFRC Africa Regional Office is organized into 5 cluster offices and 8 Country offices. The Africa Regional office is led by a Regional Director while the Cluster Offices are led by the Heads of Country Cluster.

    Job purpose

    The WASH Coordinator Eastern and Southern Africa, Cluster Office is expected to contribute to the management and supervision of both multilateral and where appropriate bilateral programmes and operations namely (1) delivery of all global activities covered by the WASH programmes (water, sanitation, hygiene) with equal emphasis on both emergency and development efforts inclusive both rural and urban with a public health focus.

    Ensure sound and consistent coordination between Geneva Secretariat, the region, cluster offices and country offices, the National Societies membership and the wider international and humanitarian network and to ensure linkages and integration in a resilience based program approach (2) contribute to and backstop coordination of WASH support during emergencies and provide growth and quality assurance to developmental WASH efforts (3) as member provides additional support to the Global WASH Team.

    Job duties and responsibilities

    Enable RCRC to be a global leading player in the WASH sector

  • Contribute to and support the coordination of the work of RCRC at relevant regional and on occasion international fora, in publications, conferences and meetings and ensure that relevant advocacy themes are well presented to position RCRC as a global leader in all WASH aspects.
  • Contribute to national societies input in the development of global policies, strategies, guidelines and tools as well as the integration of these standards into the work of RCRC to ensure sound and sustainable WASH programmes and effective public health outcomes.
  • Contribute to and support community led WASH, both rural and urban health related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
  • Work closely, with other members of the WASH Team, with the Communications and Partnerships Teams at Regional and cluster office level contributing to ensuring appropriate visibility, resource mobilization and public awareness of the work of IFRC/RCRC.

    Support National Societies in order to improve its WASH performance

  • Support the mapping of global WASH programming in their respective cluster office countries, monitor progress and best practices and priority needs of National Societies especially in the context of developmental and emergency WASH and contribute to the provision of strategy and policy advice to National Societies.
  • Contribute to the provision of leadership in the scaling up of WASH programmes, especially in developmental and urban WASH, by National Societies in their cluster office countries.
  • Contribute to providing specific technical support to ensure National Societies are able to effectively incorporate WASH within each stage of the emergency cycle and along the resilience continuum:

    strengthening of WASH as part of prevention; WASH disaster preparedness;

    water quality monitoring as part of community disease detection and early warning;

    emergency WASH response including full spectrum of public health related WASH capacities and WASH during recovery aimed at ‘building back better’.

    Contribute to the four cross organizational WASH related work streams: WASH for development through expansion of GWSI; WASH in disasters;

    WASH during public health emergencies and WASH in Urban Settings.

    Contribute to and backstop coordination of WASH during emergencies

  • With other Global WASH team members actively engage with and provide support to the Global WASH cluster
  • Contribute to and when required backstop the RCRC global WASH surge mechanisms and ensure that the right people with the right skills and equipment are able to be deployed to the right places at the right time to support National Societies WASH needs in their cluster office countries.
  • Work closely with emergency health team when backstopping any emergency so as to ensure WASH activities (including hygiene promotion) are directed at areas of highest needs and, particularly during infectious disease emergencies, WASH programs are supporting disease control and prevention of transmission in all relevant settings (clinical, home, environment etc.)

    Contribute to Delivering quality in operations

  • Ensure that tools, guidelines and projects are based on evidence, applicable international standards and follow a resilience based health approach.
  • Ensure that operational questions and challenges are addressed by operational research in partnership with different research institutions and other partners in their cluster office countries.
  • Ensure that behavioural change components and training are following good standards and are aligned to department wide approaches.
  • As part of quality enhancement programme, contribute to supporting National Societies to develop systems that allow a ‘seamless’ transition from health development to emergency response to recovery, build back better and accelerated development.

    Contribute to an effective, high quality IFRC team:

  • Be accountable to the Regional WASH Coordinator (or Regional Health Coordinator) and the Global WASH Team Leader by providing regular progress reports on results against objectives and risk analysis.
  • Be flexible in your work definition according to needs and targets and improve efficiencies and effectiveness within available resources.
  • Be a pro-active team member fostering a customer service-oriented culture that values proactivity, continuous improvement, innovation, high performance and cost effectiveness.
  • Foster a co-creative environment with colleagues in the Region and with National Societies including actors in the relevant external environment.
  • Manage the Cluster Office WASH Budget while strengthening financial standards. Ensure regular reports on use of funds are provided, budget needs are met and reported upon in a timely and efficient manner.

    Activities and focus specific to this post:

  • Ensure RDRT and NDRT resources are managed and strengthened and provided with appropriate and regular training, equipment (such as emergency WASH Kits and other materials) and source funding for this component. Actively seek deployment opportunities. Monitor and assess quality and impact of RDRT/NDRT. Encourage where appropriate deployment of WASH related global surge such as FACT and ERU including surge HR.
  • Oversee and manage existing GWSI commitments (both multilateral and bilateral) and contribute and plan further resource mobilisation for longer term projects with a view to greater integration with other health programming, DRR and climate SMART. Contribute to the growth of GWSI.
  • Ensure donor specific reporting and information flow is timely and accurate and identify advocacy opportunities for both multilateral and bilateral programming to reflect IFRC WASH strategy.
  • Identify opportunities in the cluster office supported countries for urban WASH and where appropriate WASH interventions with a public health focus.
  • Maintain and encourage a free flow of information between IFRC and NS’s (both HNS and PNS) in the cluster supported countries and encourage both ad-hoc and planned meetings and workshops as appropriate to foster ‘working as a federation’ and collective knowledge sharing and partnership.
  • Provide technical management to IFRC WASH Delegates or surge HR working in the countries supported by the cluster office. Contribute to their performance by regular interaction and support as well as appraisal and development.
  • Contribute to research and development initiatives and activities including evaluations and reviews where appropriate in coordination with technical managers in the region and at Geneva levels.

    Duties applicable to all staff

    1.Actively work towards the achievement of the Federation Secretariat’s goals

    2.Abide by and work in accordance with the Red Cross and Red Crescent principles

    3.Perform any other work related duties and responsibilities that may be assigned by the line manager

    Position Requirements

    Education

    University degree or diploma in engineering, WASH, Public Health or equivalent professional experience Relevant post graduate degree in public health

    Experience

  • At least 5 years working experience in the humanitarian or development sector, with a focus on WASH Demonstrated professional credibility in the sector and experience working in an international or cross-cultural environment.
  • 3 years management and supervisory experience in a multicultural environment, with developing countries and/or with an international organisation at management level
  • Experience working in a RC/RC National Society and/or Federation/ICRC

    Knowledge and Skills

  • Knowledge of WASH and public health and experience in practically applying this knowledge into policy, programmes and positioning Programme and project management
  • Results oriented and demand driven individual, entrepreneurial, ability to lead in unprecedented and/or ambiguous situations.
  • Demonstrated leadership and management skills, including the ability to lead within a matrix management structure and utilise talent and experience of team members in a productive way.
  • Outstanding networking, representational, communication and negotiation skills. An ability to be proactive and persuasive.
  • Demonstrated track record in innovating, contributing to a learning culture, sharing knowledge and new approaches to engaging partners.
  • Professional credibility, able to work effectively at all levels across the organisation
  • Proven good judgment and ability to work with complete integrity and confidentiality
  • High degree of discretion, tact and sensitivity in dealing with internal and external clients and stakeholders at all levels.
  • Ability to work within a multi-cultural, multilingual, multidisciplinary environment.

    Languages

  • Fluently spoken and written English
  • Good command of another IFRC official language (French, Spanish or Arabic)

    How to apply:

    For more information and job application details, see; WASH COORDINATOR, Cluster Office-Eastern and Southern Africa


    Program Officer Job in Turkana Kenya- PEACE III Program

    Mercy Corps is a leading global relief and development agency saving and improving lives in the world’s toughest places. In more than 40 countries, we partner with local people to put bold ideas into action, help them overcome adversity and build stronger communities.

    We help communities survive and move beyond emergencies. When natural disasters strike, economies collapse or conflict flares, Mercy Corps is there.

    Working with communities, we leverage local logic to help people transform their lives to grow more food, earn higher incomes and ultimately advocate for their needs.

    We see global challenges as an invitation to pioneer innovative, sustainable solutions. Mercy Corps is looking for committed and dynamic individual to take up the following position.

    Program Summary:

    Mercy Corps is implementing a three year USAID funded peacebuilding program to strengthening cross-border conflict management in the Horn of Africa. The aim of the program is to strengthen horizontal and vertical linkages within and between local, national, and regional conflict management actors.

    In North Western Kenya, PEACE III is being implemented in the Lokichogio/Kapoeata, South Omo/Lake Turkana and West Pokot/Amurdat border areas with operational offices in Lodwar Kenya, and Moroto Uganda.

    General Position Summary:

    The Program Officer will be responsible for the implementation of PEACE III Program at the community level out of the Lodwar office. S/he will be in constant contact with stakeholders and the wider Karamoja and Pokot communities to ensure full participation and implementation.

    Essential Job Functions:

  • Assist communities using participatory methodologies to identify and implement PEACE III related projects;
  • Meet regularly with the program team to evaluate project progress; identify successes, challenges and lessons-learned; and adjust practices as necessary to improve performance.
  • Implement activities and monitor project progress;
  • Maintain and strengthen the partnerships with relevant government and private sector stakeholders and target communities;
  • Prepare and submit to the Program Manager reports of specific events, field trips and meetings attended;
  • Provide on-going feedback on the Performance Management Plan and database management of the PEACE III Program, to enhance measuring the impact of the program against objectives and indicators;
  • In coordination with the Program Manager conduct regular field visits to ensure that all implementing partners fully understand and utilize PEACE III approaches and methodologies;
  • Provide the MEARL team monthly and quarterly data analysis reports, to feed into quarterly review and reflection meetings;
  • Support the team in effectively utilizing established monitoring and evaluation formats, and provide feedback for their improvement;
  • Develop case studies and success stories to better articulate qualitative changes as a result of PEACE III Program;
  • Maintain updated (paper and electronic) filing system for all M&E forms/ surveys, protocols, planning tools, and manuals;
  • Prepare reports and project documents and submit to Program Manager as required;
  • Conduct himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to positively acknowledge Mercy Corps and to support its humanitarian mission;
  • Any other duties as assigned by your supervisor.

    Supervisory Responsibility: None

    Reports directly to:Peace III Program Manager

    Works directly with: PEARL Program Manager, GIRL Program Manager, other Program staff in the Lodwar office, field finance officer, procurement and logistics officer

    Knowledge and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in conflict/peace studies preferred, or appropriate social science discipline, community development, or related field.
  • Minimum of three years professional experience in implementing peace and conflict related projects
  • Ability and commitment to team work
  • Ability to interact effectively with the diverse project stakeholders
  • Knowledge of the Turkana language is an added advantage
  • Experience working in conflict or post conflict settings and conflict sensitive programming
  • Experience working with stakeholders including the private sector, government, youth and women groups
  • Experience in Project monitoring and evaluation
  • Excellent analytical and report writing skills
  • Good knowledge and skills with the of MS Office applications such as Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook and Access

    Success Factors:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated cultural sensitivity and appropriate flexibility
  • Ability to effectively communicate with Mercy Corps target populations and partners
  • Demonstrated attention to detail, ability to meet deadlines, and work independently and cooperatively with team members
  • Willingness to travel frequently to remote and difficult locations
  • Ability to quickly learn and implement new information/concepts
  • Flexibility and adaptability

    How to apply:

    Interested candidates who meet the above required qualifications and experience should submit a cover letter, detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) listing three professional references (including a recent supervisor) to ke-hrkenya@mercycorps.org

    The email subject line must clearly show the job title and location they are applying for. Applications without the right subject heading will be automatically disqualified. Please do not attach any certificates.

    Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. We will only get in touch with shortlisted candidates.


    Transformative Health Project Officers (5 positions) Job in Nairobi Kenya

    Background

    Founded in 1979, Action Against Hunger International (ACF) is an international humanitarian recognized in the fight against hunger. ACF mission is to save lives through the prevention, detection, and treatment of malnutrition, especially during and after emergency situations and conflicts.

    Helen Keller International (HKI) was founded in 1915 and is dedicated to saving the sight and lives of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged. HKI aims to combat the root causes and consequences of blindness and malnutrition by establishing programs based on evidence and research in vision, health and nutrition.

    ACF in partnership with HKI are starting the implementation of a System Enhancement for Transformative Health (SETH) in Kenya. The project funded by Global Affairs Canada (GAC) aims at contributing to the reduction of maternal and child mortality in five Kenyan counties with serious nutrition and health needs (West Pokot, Trans-Nzoia, Busia, Kakamega and Bungoma counties) through enhanced and sustainable Maternal New born, Child Health and Nutrition (MNCH) interventions.

    This initiative also aims to reinforcing and broadening the partnerships between ACF, HKI and county health departments for enhanced capacity of county governments' efforts to deliver essential MNCH services through health system strengthening approach.

    ACF and HKI are looking for Transformative Health Project Officers who will be responsible for SETH project implementation 5 respective counties of implementation to provide overall management and coordination of the Maternal and Child Health project (MATCH) in close liaison with the county government departments of health and other stakeholders.

    Overall objectives of the position include: The Project Officers will work in close partnership the County department of Health and other stakeholders to implement the project. They will report to SETH Project Coordinator –based in Nairobi with frequent travel to the project areas.

    Specific responsibilities

    Coordination and Representation:

  • Serve as the project focal point with CHMT to support the CHMT in planning and monitoring activities in the County
  • Ensure coordination with all relevant health and nutrition actors at the county level including UN agencies, INGO’s, CBO’s and county health management teams to ensure the high performance of program.
  • Work closely with the SETH CORE Management Team and the CHMT to conduct and/or update a landscape analysis of current stakeholders and their activities;
  • Assess and remain aware of all interventions taking place in their county on health and nutrition and participate in all relevant coordination meetings in the counties;
  • Engage stakeholders on a regularly basis as part of the implementation process; Convene County Level Meetings with stakeholders to discuss Health System management issues, the planning, organization, coordination and implementation of Health System Strengthening activities between key stakeholders;
  • Represent SETH in County and sub-county meetings

    2. Relationship management:

  • Maintain relationship with stakeholders and partners in the county on behalf of SETH project. Principally; County department of Health, UNICEF, MANI, Save the Children, APHIA plus, Yes Youth Can, Chiefs and Sub chiefs, Religious leaders, County governors, AMREF, Plan International among others

    3. Program implementation:

  • Contribute to the development of a detailed implementation plan (DIP) that encompasses activities and assigns responsibilities against defined timelines
  • Advocate with appropriate government officials and partners for continued support to improve routine child survival interventions through routine service delivery mechanisms and regular campaigns such as Malezi Bora.
  • Liaise closely with other partners to support to County and sub County health management teams to:

    o Improve the knowledge of Health Workers and Community Health Workers on MNCH interventions.

    o Improve the knowledge of front line health workers in the documentation of MNCH interventions and its integration with the health sector reporting processes.

    o Improve the knowledge of supervisors in supportive supervision and stock management.

    o Support the health systems managers to better use HMIS data for decision making.

  • Participate in County and sub County level reviews to facilitate problem solving and problem seeking by County and sub County Health Management Teams for procurement, training, supportive supervision and management and use of data for routine service delivery and Malezi Bora
  • Liaise with the Yes Youth Can project, to mobilize the ‘youth bungees’ to sensitize the communities to the importance of MNCH services.
  • Support the sub county health teams to mobilize the community for MNCH services specifically utilizing administrative leaders, Religious leaders, community dialogue days, etc.

    4. M&E and Research:

  • Contribute to development of Program Management Framework (PMF) that is aligned with the project logic framework
  • Contribute to the development of a monitoring and evaluation plan (M&E), that encompasses key indicators; Contribute to the development of M&E monitoring tools, defining collection and consolidation and reporting processes with the CHMT;
  • Ensure the timely reporting of the CHMT on the M&E .performance indicators;
  • Engage CHMT in the analysis of systems weakness and appropriate actions to correct weaknesses and improve efficiencies.
  • Validate all technical and financial reports from counties (e.g. Attendance registers)
  • Ensure timely and accurate reports and minutes of county level CHMT and other stakeholder meetings.
  • Carry out and document routine Monitoring of program activities carried out by County department of Health and other partners.
  • Through collaboration with implementing partners, support MoH staff to carry out supportive supervision and on the job (OTJ) training
  • Participate actively during surveys and routine assessments
  • Work with the SETH Project coordinator- to analyze and report on data from surveys, assessments and program monitoring rounds
  • Oversee dissemination findings and lessons learned for SETH projects for advocacy with County decision makers. Materials may include the social mobilization toolkit, lives saved tools and cost effectiveness calculation handouts.
  • Other tasks as required by the Project Coordinator eg. Development of training tools, documentation, survey’s etc.

    5. Reporting and Dissemination:

  • Contribute to the preparation of annual reports, periodic progress reports, program statistics and other materials that may be required
  • Submit monthly monitoring reports to SETH Project coordinator-.
  • Provide technical support and build the capacity of County and sub County MOH staff in consolidating, validating and analysing MNCH data, ensuring that corrective action points are done based on monitoring data.
  • Prepare and disseminate data at appropriate local forums.

    What ACF and HKI will offer:

  • Remuneration package: Very Competitive salary package with additional benefits that include:
  • Career development opportunities
  • Comprehensive medical cover for self and dependents
  • Opportunity to work in an excellent and friendly environment with a dynamic and motivated team
  • Duration of contract: 12 months, renewable depending on funding availability and performance
  • Start date: to be communicated during interview
  • Duty station: West Pokot, Trans-Nzoia, Busia, Kakamega and Bungoma counties Qualifications, Experience, Skills and Competences

  • University Degree in Public Health, Nutrition, Health Management, gender or related field
  • Proven experience in implementing health system strengthening or gender programs
  • At least three years of experience with INGO, NGO or development agencies.
  • Good knowledge of Kenya government policies and systems.
  • Demonstrated experience working with county and sub-county department of health
  • Demonstrated experience working with health care workers and community health volunteers
  • Effective planning and organizations skills;
  • Effective Coaching skills for health workers and the government partners
  • Strong interpersonal, analytical, communication and advocacy skills; able to contribute innovative thinking within a team;
  • Excellent report writing abilities;
  • Strong communication skills, with excellent written and spoken English and Kiswahili
  • Knowledge of computer applications such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and MS Outlook;
  • Seasoned reasoning and judgment skills; Ability to work independently with minimal supervision;
  • Demonstrated experience participating and contributing to a productive team environment
  • Being a resident of target counties will be an added advantage

    NB: This position is open to Kenyan Nationals only

    How to Apply:

    Interested candidates should forward their applications including a cover letter and curriculum vitae. to: www.myjobsinkenya.com/action by Close of Business 19th August 2016. Certificates will be required later on in the recruitment process. Please indicate the position applied for on the subject line of the email.


    Arid Lands Development Focus (ALDEF) Jobs in Kenya

    1. Gender Justice and Child protection Officers (2)

    Context:

    ALDEF seeks a two child Protection Officers for an anticipated UNICEF-funded, 15 months, Strengthening Child Protection System: Accelerating Abandonment of Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) in Wajir County [1].

    The focus is child protection from FGM/C and early marriage through:

    (i) Individuals, families and communities in programme areas increasingly educated and mobilized about girls rights, harms and norms related to FGM/C

    (ii) Relevant authorities, service providers and civil society organization have improved capacity to coordinate and provide service related to FGM/C

    (iii) The capacity of policy makers are built throughout the programme cycle in order to mainstream the commitment to end FGM/C throughout the County Government

    (iv) Partnerships with religious groups, Council of Elders and schools are strengthened as a platform in advancing child protection issues including FGM/C and child marriage while ensuring linkages with education, health care, mental and psychological support, safety and security and legal aid and referral systems.

    The Child protection project officers are accountable for the all community outreach activities of the project and delivering the results. The successful candidates should be outgoing and conversant with the Somali culture and basic issues related to donor-funded projects.

    These positions are fixed-term contract, based at Wajir but with frequent field travel and are subject to project award and funding from UNICEF KCO.

    Main responsibilities:

    The officers will be assisting and working under the supervision of the Governance and Gender Justice Coordination in Wajir.

  • In charge of direct implementation and supervision of FGM/C and Child Protection project.
  • Will manage Child Protection project Community mobilisers/educators.
  • Work in line with the defined Child Protection project implementation strategy. work in close coordination with governmental and CSOs, coordination system, develop, monitor and orientate the Child Protection project.
  • Work with all relevant authorities at county, sub county and community level (civil, religious, police and all other service providers) for a better implementation, acceptance and ownership in improving the conditions to protect the children.
  • Will conduct duties in respect ALDEF code of conduct and Child Protection Policy.
  • ALDEF also expects that its contractors’ professional conduct reflect proper behaviour in accordance with local culture and traditions. The incumbent assures the moral protection of the name of ALDEF and defends in all circumstances its interests.

    Function details:

    Human Resources

  • Support in identification of & training of community Mobilizers and anti FGM champions
  • To manage community mobilisers, ensure training in Child Protection in normal and emergency and Mental Health Professional Services and Support are provided to project staff and any other training relevant to implement the activities
  • To ensure Child safeguarding policy is enforced, foster clear understanding of the Child Protection mandate and project
  • To report to the Governance and Gender Justice Coordinator, work with Child Protection specialist and Gender Desks
  • To reports incidents and difficulties encountered in project implementation
  • To organize team meetings and provide bi-weekly program update and movement plan

    Project Management

  • To implement and monitor Wajir child protection project, in accordance with multiple objectives, activities and targets outlined within current donor proposals and in line with projects’ budgets,
  • To ensure activities are appropriately monitored and evaluated and proposes, when deemed necessary, amendments to the child protection activities
  • To follow up on Child Protection situation in Wajir, particularly in urban and rural settings,
  • To participate in budget revision exercises, prepare timely purchase requests and support required actions in line with the Child Protection project needs
  • To identify logistic and admin support needs related to the Child Protection project and communicate these to the relevant log/admin support person(s)

    Technical competences

  • Knowledge of Child projection management systems and Experience in PSS and case management
  • Capacity to establish a referral pathway for severe cases, contingency planning and capacity building
  • Individual case management for children in accordance with all case management steps and related tools and procedures and provision of ongoing support to families
  • Regular Communication of case management and protection staff for updates on achievements and challenges

    Project planning:

  • Participate and contribute actively Child Protection assessments, work planning, monitoring, evaluation and revision/reviews

    Capacity building:

  • Coordinate and Implement capacity building support to child protection staff, relevant local authorities, and community workers as required by the project including case management

    Coordination

  • Works in close collaboration and consultation with Governance & Gender coordinator
  • Works in close collaboration and consultation with government structures, CSOs and coordination structures
  • Coordinate with other ALDEF departments (programme and support) as necessary

    Representation

  • Represents ALDEF in foras and meetings held at community and sub county/location level
  • Develops networks to facilitate project acceptance & stakeholder’s contribution & ownership

    Reporting

  • Provides compiled project meeting minutes to their supervisor
  • Provide bi-weekly reports, monthly situational reports, interim (if any) and contribute to final donor report(s) and information notes for donor if required
  • Upon completion of the assignment, submits handover notes

    Child Protection Policy

  • Commit to respect the Child Safeguarding Policy. Signs the Code of Conduct
  • Report serious cases of abuse on children identified by the Child Protection team to the supervisor/line manager while observing strict confidentiality

    Database:

  • Oversees implementation of database tools and ensures correct data protection procedures and filing.

    Others

  • Undertake all other duties that may be determined by Governance and Gender Justice coordinator and that are compatible with the job.
  • Maintain and ensure a culture of strict confidentiality - inter ALDEF staff and between ALDEF staff and non ALDEF employees.

    Profile:

  • Education: University degree in relevant field is an added advantage. Diploma will essential experience will suffice but vice versa.
  • Language: Excellent oral and writing skills in English, Kiswahili and preferably be conversant with Somali language and culture

    Experiences and aptitudes:

  • At least any form of community work previous experience
  • Understanding of project management (management, planning, staff development and training skills) in normal and emergency.
  • Experience in Child Protection programming related to Psycho Social Support (PSS) and/or case management
  • Experience working in north Kenya context is a plus
  • Project experience and strong team leadership qualities
  • Ability to work well and punctually under pressure
  • A commitment to excellence, attention to detail

    [1] The project will take place in 5 Sub Counties (Wajir East, Wajir West, Wajir North, Eldas, Tarbaj). Wajir South will be covered by another organization.

    How to apply:

    We will only consider complete applications corresponding to required profile. Your application must include a complete CV, supporting testimonials and a covering letter in English to info@aldef.org by the 31st July 2016.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted, if not shortlisted your information shall be managed in accordance to the rules on data protection.

    2. Governance and Gender Justice Coordinator

    Position Description: You will be responsible for the overseeing the strategy review and implementation of the ALDEF Governance and Gender Justice program in close co-operation with partners and stakeholders. The ALDEF Governance and Gender Justice program covers both standalone initiatives to address gender inequality issues as well as innovative approaches to mainstream governance and gender into all programs, including work on value chains of key commodities as a solution to empower poor women and girls to improve their economic and political leadership.

    key Responsibilities

  • In close co-operation with ALDEF team you are responsible for implementation of ALDEF Governance and Gender Justice strategy.
  • Lead the process to review the strategy for ALDEF’s Governance and Gender Justice Program that covers both governance and gender stand-alone initiatives and mainstreaming interventions.
  • Manage implementation of Governance and Gender Justice program including: program/project planning, identifying and maintaining direct contacts with key stakeholders and actors and partners; monitoring and supporting in project implementation and their support teams capacity development.
  • Actively engage in discussions with all partners and other stakeholders to develop programs that can foster external funding opportunities.
  • Coordinate with governance and gender working group and insure its cohesion, accountability and reliability on programme delivery and strategy.
  • Report to Program Manager at Wajir on the progress made in the program development and implementation, and also report to donors on progress of external funded projects.
  • Provide for appraisal of project progress reports, ensure feedback to community and partners & monitoring of engagements, and ensure creation of a robust ALDEF feedback and complaints mechanism.
  • Initiate and facilitate activities concerning knowledge & information management to strengthen the effectiveness and implementation of programs and lessons learned.
  • Responsible for identifying, organizing, facilitating and if needed monitoring of the capacity building processes for community groups, staff and partners and other related stakeholders in the Governance and Gender Justice program.
  • Facilitate the development and/or actively engage in a network of organizations working on governance and gender justice issues.
  • Support the other ALDEF sectorial programme teams in their integration of governance and gender and facilitate learning activities to reinforce capacities among ALDEF team.
  • Be part of senior management and key in preparation and consultation on ALDEF’s management public policy and advocacy positions on governance and gender justice including representation and communication as and when required and appropriate to institutions, government, international, national and local organizations as required.

    Education:

    Masters of Arts Degree in social science fields especially sociology, social work and law with a minimum of 3 years experience, will be considered an advantage. A degree with essential experience can suffice for academic qualification but not vice versa.

    Skills and Competence

  • Having relevant legal and women's rights experience at least 2-3 years of practical experience in promoting women’s legal, land rights, access to justice, or gender based violence.
  • Strong conceptual understanding of governance and gender justice issues, how gender mainstreaming, governance and political participation and economic empowerment.
  • Substantial knowledge about governance and gender issues in arid and semi arid contexts and familiarity with innovative approaches to address governance and gender problems and to promote governance and gender justice.
  • Demonstrable recent and substantial work experience with governance and gender justice and women’s rights related programs in Kenya and the horn of Africa region.
  • Experience in strategic planning and program development
  • Experience in managing and monitoring development projects, including networks/alliances building and management.
  • Sound experience on capacity building and good facilitation skills
  • Analytical thinking skills and abilities to influence others.
  • Good communication skills and fluent command of English, both in writing and speaking.
  • Willingness to travel to remote areas of ALDEF Program operations areas;
  • Outstanding social and intercultural skills;

    How to apply:

    This is a local position. To apply for this position, please send your motivational letter and full CV including 3 references info@aldef.org by 31st July 2016. ALDEF provides equal working conditions for men and women. This is a challenging career development and innovative space for growth and a member of the senior management team. We regret that only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

    Furthermore, for candidates with equivalent qualifications and for positions with responsibilities, applications from women are strongly encouraged. The recruitment and selection procedures of ALDEF reflect our commitment for child security and protection.


    Female Community Outreach Worker Job in Nairobi Kenya

    Job Summary

    Through outreach within the communities, the job holder will be able to identify the most at risk and vulnerable refugees and provide them with the necessary information and link them with opportunities for psychosocial and vulnerability assessment.

    Main Duties & Responsibilities

    1.) Case work and case management

  • Assist in the identification of vulnerable refugees in the community in need of targeted assistance and other interventions offered by HIAS including the provision of direct assistance to refugees in the community
  • Assist with the translation for refugees in the community during assessments, home visits, counseling sessions and other activities as may be required.
  • Assist in internal referrals for appropriate intervention for vulnerable refugees in the community
  • Conduct external referrals of refugees to the appropriate partners for services beyond the scope of HIAS.
  • Attend UNHCR meetings as community leaders and relay information to the larger refugee community.
  • Monitor incidences the community such as police arrests, harassments and other matters of concern within the community and report to HIAS and other relevant partners.
  • Provide support to caseworkers in the tracking of individual cases and updating progress/status.

    2.) Community outreach and community activities

  • Facilitate peer to peer discussion and other community engagement events organized for the purpose of creating awareness and disseminating of information to members of the community
  • Assist in the mobilization of community members for group therapy, support groups, community forums and sensitization campaigns in the communities
  • Accompany social workers for home visits, and conduct follow-ups visits and provide feedback reports to the social workers.

    3.) Reporting

  • Provide weekly and monthly reports and data to the head of office highlighting individual performance, progress against targets, any outstanding issues of interest/concern and highlighting the needs of the clients.

    4.) Program development and Management

  • Attend regular staff meetings, trainings, monthly supervision and other meetings as required and ensure regular personal development.
  • Attend to clients at the desk days as assigned.

    Job specifications

  • Must be an Ethiopian with proficiency in English or Swahili, Somali, Oromo and Amharic and any other specific major language spoken within the refugee community.
  • Basic literacy and numeracy skills.
  • Should be well integrated to the dynamics and needs of members of the refugee community within their areas.
  • Good working knowledge of the community needs and gaps
  • Ability to work with members of the community with little or no supervision
  • Computer literacy
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong counselling skills
  • Strong training skills in community development and working with PSN will be an added advantage.
  • No less than two years work experience, including at least 1 year working with the refugee community, preferably with an NGO.

    How to apply:

    To apply, send a CV and a cover letter to recruitment@hiasafrica.org by close of business Thursday, 4th August 2016.


    Temporary Procurement Assistant Job in Kenya

    Temporary Procurement Assistant

    The International Potato Center (CIP) is seeking a highly talented Temporary Procurement Assistant for the CIP Sub Saharan Africa Regional Office in Nairobi.

    The Center: CIP (www.cipotato.org) is a not-for-profit international agricultural research-for-development organization with a focus on potato, sweetpotato, and Andean roots and tubers. Its vision is of roots and tubers improving the lives of the poor.

    The Position: The Temporary Procurement Assistant will report to the Senior Procurement Officer and will be based at the CIP-Nairobi office.

    Duties and Accountabilities:

    Specifically, the Procurement Assistant will:

  • Assist the Senior Procurement Officer to consolidate requests for procurement of goods, works, technical and consulting services;
  • Assisting the Senior Procurement Officer in reviewing the submitted procurement packages (documents) from the region, requesting approvals for conclusions of contracts with selected vendors /suppliers and preparing draft approvals for conclusion of contracts;
  • Ensuring that procurement of goods, civil works and services under Loan and Grant Agreements are implemented in accordance with the provisions of the Loan and Grant Agreements and CIP Operation Manual;
  • Assisting the Senior Procurement Officer in keeping an effective system for monitoring of procurement process and contract implementation on behalf of CIP (recording the dates of all important approvals, contract awards, amounts etc.), as well as an adequate system record keeping system to ensure quick finding of procurement information;
  • Assisting the Senior Procurement Officer in preparing: procurement documents (e.g., invitations to bid, standard bidding documents, bid clarification, RFQs and eventual amendments, bid evaluation reports, etc.); obtain timely relevant approval for procurement documents;
  • Assist the Senior Procurement Officer in forwarding of copies of signed contracts to the relevant recipients to facilitate execution;
  • Assist the Senior Procurement Officer in tracking progress of procurement activities against the plans set forth in the procurement plans by the projects;
  • Maintain regular communication with Senior Procurement Officer to ensure that procurement tracking information is well coordinated with other project planning, project budgeting and other project financial reporting information;
  • Assist staff in the region with any issues around procurement that may need clarification and/ or support for onward processing;
  • Execute any other task required by the Senior Procurement Officer and/or as advised by and through the Regional HR Manager;

    Selection Criteria:

  • Relevant University degree;
  • Minimum 6 months of internship/ employment in the NGO or INGO sector;
  • Membership with any procurement professional body (KISM, CIPS etc);
  • Familiarity with procurement office operations;
  • Strong e-mail communication skills, ability to write in a manner sensitive to cultural differences, and provide clarity to staff;
  • Be a team player and be able to work in a busy environment, often with tight deadlines;
  • English and Kiswahili language proficiency;

    Conditions: This position is open to Kenyan citizens only. This will be a short-term (Temporary) contract for a period of five (5) months. The contract may be renewed subject to the workload and availability of funds.

    How to apply:

    Applicants should apply online through CIP’s Job Opportunities link Temporary Procurement Assistant including a cover letter, a full C.V with the names and contact information of three references that are knowledgeable of the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience. Screening of applications will begin on July 28, 2016 and will continue until the post is filled. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

    Learn more about CIP by accessing our web site at Our website

    CIP is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified women and professionals are particularly encouraged to apply


    Administrative Assistant - Youth and Gender


    Administrative Assistant - Youth and Gender

    IMA World Health is the prime contractor for the USAID/Kenya and East Africa Afya Jijini program in Kenya. Afya Jijini seeks to improve and increase access and utilization of quality health services in Kenya through strengthened service delivery and institutional capacity of county health systems within Nairobi.

    Afya Jijini is working with the county government with emphasis on partnership with the county health management teams to implement the county health strategic and investment plan. IMA seeks to hire Administrative Assistant.

    Job Summary

    The Administrative Assistant –Youth and Gender will be responsible for the Youth and Gender coordination of office operations, procedures and resources to facilitate organizational effectiveness and efficiency

    Duties and Responsibilities

    The job holder’s duties and responsibilities are outlined as follows:

  • Managing the Youth and Gender office inquiries, control correspondence and respond to queries on office issues on behalf of Youth and Gender department.
  • Managing Youth and Gender storage and filing space through effective record retention processes by ensuring filing systems are maintained and up to date, and ensuring there is transfer and disposal of records according to retention schedules and policies.
  • Coordinating with the Procurement Department to ensure that department’s supplies are procured in time and inventory is replenished and maintained.
  • Organizing and setting up Youth and Gender department staff Community Team meetings, RH Team Meetings, Care and Treatment meetings, taking minutes and timely circulation to relevant parties
  • Ensure adequate preparation of the Youth and Gender activities finance support documentation in readiness for payment.
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by supervisor Job Specifications

    The job holder must possess:

  • Degree in Business Administration
  • At least six months relevant experience in administration and preferably in the NGO sector
  • A high degree of initiative, diligence and attention to detail
  • Computer literacy (Word, Excel and Power Point)
  • Interpersonal, communication and negotiating skills
  • Organizational skills and a good team player

    How to apply:

    All applications should be submitted to jijinihr@imaworldhealth.org

    Catholic Mission Board Jobs in South Sudan, Kenya, Haiti

    Join our growing list of global volunteers!

    Change the lives of women and children, and change your own life as well!

    Positions:

    1. Physicians: Family Medicine, OB-GYN, Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, General Surgery, Emergency Medicine

    Locations:

    South Sudan, Kenya, Haiti

    Term:

    6 – 12 Months

    Expenses & Conditions:

    Volunteers who serve for 6 months or longer receive housing, monthly stipend, and insurance coverage. Volunteers are required to share stories and photos from the field, cover part of the cost of their placement through fundraising or individual contributions ($2500.00), and build a legacy project for the community where they serve.

    Program Description

    CMMB is an international NGO providing long-term, co-operative medical and development aid to communities affected by poverty and unequal access to healthcare.

    For over a century, CMMB has worked to strengthen and support communities through healthcare programs and initiatives, the distribution of medicines and medical supplies, and the placement of volunteers.

    CMMB’s Volunteer Program addresses the critical need for health service professionals in areas that lack sufficient resources for quality preventive and curative health services, especially for women and children.

    Our Volunteer Program has placed thousands of licensed medical practitioners around the world to help develop and implement community health interventions, work at local hospitals and health facilities, conduct clinical training for host country counterparts, and deliver essential medicines and supplies.

    The ultimate goal of CMMB's Volunteer Program is to support our country teams and local healthcare workers by sending volunteers that are dedicated to strengthening local health systems and supporting a pattern of sustainable development.

    We believe in a world in which every human life is valued, and health and human dignity are shared by all. We work tirelessly for women’s and children’s health because they are disproportionately affected by illness and poverty.

    We know that healthy, educated, and empowered women are better able to raise healthy, educated and confident children, and that communities depend on their livelihoods.

    In 2015, CMMB:

    · Volunteers dedicated 101,353 hours valued at almost $4.9 million

    · Assisted 43,969 pregnant women

    · Provided health services to 447,566 people

    · Trained 4,734 health workers (1,400 were trained by volunteers)

    · Provided critical health services to 91,013 children

    · Delivered medicines & medical supplies valued at $266 million

    We invite you to join our movement for Healthier Lives Worldwide!

    Position Summary: Physicians

    General Duties and Responsibilities (specific duties will vary based on position, location and facility):

    · Examine patients or order, perform and interpret diagnostic tests to obtain information on medical condition and determine diagnosis

    · Prescribe or administer therapy, medication, and other specialized medical care to treat or prevent illness, disease, or injury

    · Monitor patients’ conditions and progress, and reevaluate treatment as necessary

    · Provide primary care as needed

    · Provide guidance and assistance to medical assistants and other staff

    · Plan, implement or administer health programs in hospitals or communities for prevention and treatment of injuries or illnesses

    · Perform routine medical administrative duties (medical notes, review laboratory results, address telephone encounters and correct billing claims) in efficient and well-organized manner

    · Other duties as assigned

    Requirements and Qualifications:

    · Medical degree from an accredited school of medicine

    · Current license to practice medicine

    · Completion of an approved Graduate Medical Education internship in relevant specialty

    · Knowledge and practice of professional and ethical standards of health care delivery

    · Capacity to administer treatment to patients while working with them in a sympathetic and tactful manner

    · Ability to work collaboratively and professionally while navigating cultural and language barriers

    Ability to be flexible and prioritize projects and tasks effectively; self-starter; takes initiative

    · Problem solver, able to identify needs, and develop solutions

    · Detail-oriented with strong organizational skills

    · Adaptable and flexible

    · Familiarity and interest in global health issues, especially maternal and child health issues

    · Must be able to be on rotation for hospital rounds and take call

    · Dedication to delivering quality efficient care through group camaraderie and teamwork

    · Familiarity and interest in global health issues, especially maternal and child health issues

    · Willingness to endure resource-limited working conditions and evening/weekend hours, mostly in rural settings

    · Proficiency in English; strong communication skills

    · French or Creole required for Haiti

    2. Program Description

    Position Summary: Pediatrician

    General Duties and Responsibilities (specific duties will vary based on location and facility):

    · Examine patients or order, perform and interpret diagnostic tests to obtain information on medical condition and determine diagnosis.

    · Prescribe or administer therapy, medication, and other specialized medical care to treat or prevent illness, disease, or injury

    · Monitor patients’ conditions and progress, and reevaluate treatment as necessary

    · Provide consultation and education to parents and staff on child-rearing and safety issues to increase the quality of patient care

    · Provide primary care as needed

    · Provide guidance and assistance to medical assistants and other staff

    · Work with other providers focused on family practice, ob-gyn and pediatrics

    · Plan, implement or administer health programs in hospitals or communities for prevention and treatment of injuries or illnesses

    · Perform routine medical administrative duties (medical notes, review laboratory results, address telephone encounters and correct billing claims) in efficient and well-organized manner

    · Other duties as assigned

    Requirements and Qualifications:

    · Medical degree from an accredited school of medicine

    · Current license to practice medicine

    · Completion of an approved Graduate Medical Education internship in Pediatrics

    · Knowledge and practice of professional and ethical standards of health care delivery

    · Capacity to administer treatment to patients while working with them in a sympathetic and tactful manner

    · Ability to work collaboratively and professionally while navigating cultural and language barriers

    Ability to be flexible and prioritize projects and tasks effectively; self-starter; takes initiative

    · Problem solver, able to identify needs, and develop solutions

    · Detail-oriented with strong organizational skills

    · Adaptable and flexible

    · Familiarity and interest in global health issues, especially maternal and child health issues

    · Must be able to be on rotation for hospital rounds and take call

    · Dedication to delivering quality efficient care through group camaraderie and teamwork

    · Familiarity and interest in global health issues, especially maternal and child health issues

    · Willingness to endure resource-limited working conditions and evening/weekend hours, mostly in rural settings

    · Proficiency in English; strong communication skills

    · Spanish fluency required in Peru

    · French or Creole required for Haiti

    3. Physician: Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB-GYN)

    Position Summary: OB-GYN

    General Duties and Responsibilities (specific duties will vary based on location and facility):

    · Care for and treat women during prenatal, natal and postnatal periods

    · Prescribe or administer therapy, medication, and other specialized medical care to treat or prevent illness, disease, or injury

    · Perform cesarean sections and other surgical procedures as needed to preserve patients’ health and deliver babies safely

    · Monitor patients’ conditions and progress, and reevaluate treatment as necessary

    · Provide primary care as needed

    · Work with other providers focused on family practice, and pediatrics

    · Plan, implement or administer health programs in hospitals or communities for prevention and treatment of injuries or illnesses

    · Other duties as assigned

    Requirements and Qualifications:

    · Medical degree from an accredited school of medicine

    · Current license to practice medicine

    · Completion of an approved Graduate Medical Education internship in Obstetrics and Gynecology Medicine

    · Knowledge and practice of professional and ethical standards of health care delivery

    · Capacity to administer treatment to patients while working with them in a sympathetic and tactful manner

    · Ability to work collaboratively and professionally while navigating cultural and language barriers

  • Ability to be flexible and prioritize projects and tasks effectively; self-starter; takes initiative · Problem solver, able to identify needs, and develop solutions

    · Detail-oriented with strong organizational skills

    · Adaptable and flexible

    · Familiarity and interest in global health issues, especially maternal and child health issues

    · Must be able to be on rotation for hospital rounds and take call

    · Dedication to delivering quality efficient care through group camaraderie and teamwork

    · Familiarity and interest in global health issues, especially maternal and child health issues

    · Willingness to endure resource-limited working conditions and evening/weekend hours, mostly in rural settings

    · Proficiency in English; strong communication skills

    · French or Creole required for Haiti

    How to apply:

    Contact & Application:

    Apply online at www.cmmb.org/volunteer

    Email: volunteer@cmmb.org Phone: 212-242-7757

    Join our growing list of global volunteers!


    Chief of Party Job in Kenya

    CARE seeks a Chief of Party (COP) to be based in Kenya for an anticipated five-year USAID-funded project to assist the needs of orphans and vulnerable children (OVCs).

    This position is subject to project award and funding. Only local candidates will be considered.

    Primary Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the completion of all technical requirements, including project results and deliverables, in accordance with the project work plan.
  • Build and maintain productive working relationships with USAID, project partners, and key stakeholders. Serve as the primary liaison among all project stakeholders.
  • Manage the project’s operational, financial, and administrative priorities and direct the planning and budgeting processes. Create or adapt management systems in line with CARE’s standard operating procedures, ensuring consistency with project needs.
  • Build partnerships among international-, national-, and community-level stakeholders.
  • With staff and partners, translate project goals and objectives into implementable strategies and plans. Oversee the preparation of quarterly and annual project activity reports, M&E reports, and other deliverables, as specified in the agreement. Report against the project’s targets.
  • Represent the project at high-level meetings, conferences, and other fora.
  • Guide team members to fulfill the project’s strategic goals and objectives.
  • Supervise and mentor senior staff, delegating responsibilities as appropriate.
  • Clearly communicate expectations for staff performance.

    Required Skills:

  • Master’s degree in social sciences or a related field.
  • Minimum of 10 years of progressively increasing management responsibilities in international development projects; experience in Sub-Saharan Africa a plus.
  • Prior experience managing USAID-funded assistance projects in developing countries.
  • Proven leadership skills and demonstrated experience recruiting, developing, and managing staff.
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with host governments, donors, other donor-funded projects and stakeholders, local organizations, and partners.
  • Experience managing programmatic and financial reporting requirements.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills; demonstrated negotiation skills.
  • Experience managing required programmatic and financial reporting requirements.
  • Experience with M&E is a plus.
  • Fluency in English is required.

    How to apply:

    For more information and job application details, see; Chief of Party Job


    Deputy Chief of Party Job in Kenya

    CARE seeks a Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) to be based in Kenya for an anticipated five-year USAID-funded project to assist the needs of orphans and vulnerable children (OVCs).

    This position is subject to project award and funding. Only local candidates will be considered.

    Primary responsibilities:

  • Oversee the coordinated planning (of activities and resources) and implementation of the program and program operations in line with state-of-the art strategies, technical standards, and applicable USAID rules and regulations.
  • In collaboration with the Chief of Party, ensure the adequacy of planning, monitoring and reporting and competence for the effective scale up of program interventions to meet established programmatic and financial targets and timeframes.
  • Provide strategic oversight of program tasks and activities, including participating in budget discussions.
  • Conduct monitoring visits to observe field activities.
  • Serve on the program’s Senior Management Team.
  • Promote quality, efficiency, integrity, and learning throughout program duration.
  • Mentor and supervise direct report/s.

    Required skills:

  • Master’s degree in social sciences or a related field.
  • Minimum of 8 years of recent and progressively responsible experience working on international development projects; experience in Sub-Saharan Africa a plus.
  • Prior experience managing USAID-funded assistance projects in developing countries.
  • Proven leadership skills. Demonstrated experience recruiting, developing, and managing staff.
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with host governments, donors, other donor-funded projects and stakeholders, local organizations, and partners.
  • Experience managing programmatic and financial reporting requirements.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English.

    How tom apply:

    For more information and job application details, see; Deputy Chief of Party Job


    PAC University Senior Business Lecturer, Lecturer, Admin Assistant and Library Assistant Jobs in Kenya

    Pan Africa Christian University, a Chartered Private University, is seeking to fill the positions outlined below from suitable candidates.

    Applicants must be born again Christians and active members of a local Church.

    Job Title: Senior Lecturer - Business

    The purpose of these jobs is to strengthen leadership and innovation in the Business and in other University level initiatives.

    Minimum Requirements:

  • An applicant must possess an earned PhD or equivalent doctoral qualification from an accredited University in the Business discipline or related field.
  • In Addition to the above, applicants must have the following:
  • Have at least 3 (three) years University teaching experience as a Lecturer in the relevant area;
  • Have substantial experience in developing Academic programmes;
  • Have successfully supervised at least three (3) postgraduate students;
  • Evidence of continuing research including having published at least four (4) articles in refereed journals or two (2) articles in refereed journals plus one (1) book by a reputable publisher since being appointed Senior Lecturer;
  • Evidence of active participation in departmental activities and good quality teaching;
  • Evidence of ability to attract research funding is an added advantage.
  • Must show understanding and willingness to adhere to the PAC University Statement of Faith.

    Key responsibilities for Senior Lecturers:

  • Exercise academic leadership for all subject area activities – teaching and research, as appropriate;
  • Design, develop, and deliver a range of programmes of study at various levels;
  • Lead the development and implementation of teaching and learning strategy;
  • Lead and coordinate research activity in the subject area;
  • Supervise theses and projects at the postgraduate level;
  • Contribute to the development of academic policies across the institution;
  • Promote and market the work of the Department in the subject area.
  • Oversee adherence to Internal Quality Assurance mechanisms.

    Job Title: Lecturer

    The purpose of this job is to strengthen leadership and innovation in the ICT or in other University level initiatives.

    Minimum Requirements: An applicant must possess an earned PhD or equivalent doctoral qualification with expertise in the area of Information Technology or related fields from an accredited University.

    In Addition to the above, applicants must have the following:

  • Evidence of a minimum of 24 publication points, of which at least sixteen (16) should be from refereed journal papers;
  • At least 3 years in University level teaching.
  • Evidence of active participation in departmental activities and good quality teaching;
  • Understanding and willingness to adhere to the PAC University’s Statement of Faith;
  • Evidence of ability to attract research funding is an added advantage.

    Key Responsibilities for Lecturers:

  • Actively contribute to academic excellence in subject teaching, research, publication and community outreach;
  • Assist in the development of academic programmes of study at various levels;
  • Participate in the development and implementation of teaching and learning strategies;
  • Supervise theses and projects at the postgraduate level;
  • Actively participate in the development of academic policies across the institution;
  • Promote and market the work of the Department in the subject area.

    Administrative Assistant

    This position reports to the Deputy Vice Chancellor – Academic Affairs and will offer administrative support to the office of the Deputy Vice chancellor – Academic Affairs.

    Minimum Requirements:

  • An applicant must possess a Bachelor’s degree in English/ Linguistics/ communication/ information Science or Business and other related areas. Masters’ degree an added advantage.
  • Have a good understanding of University/academic environment;
  • Have at least 3 years’ experience in Research, Writing and administration.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills are essential;
  • Have excellent interpersonal skills;

    Key Responsibilities for Administrative Assistant:

  • Ensure smooth management and operation of the Office of Academic Affairs;
  • Support in the development of academic policies.
  • Screen and coordinate communications and correspondences for the Deputy Vice Chancellor- Academic Affairs’.
  • Planning and Scheduling for the various meetings associated with the Academic
  • Affairs office and taking minutes, follow up on actions required.
  • Support in the preparation of curricula documents.
  • Support the registration and orientation of the Post graduate students.
  • Provide support for the Deputy Vice Chancellor- Academic Affairs’ (e.g., gathering background information, researching issues, preparing executive summaries and other materials, coordinating with other departments to secure materials requested);
  • Support the development of Chinese Language and Culture

    Library Assistant

    This position reports to the University Librarian and will be responsible for providing efficient circulation services to all library users

    Minimum Requirements:

  • An applicant must possess a Diploma in Library Information Sciences or related field. Bachelor’s degree is an added advantage.
  • Have 3 years’ experience working in an academic Library.
  • Strong written and verbal presentation skills are essential;
  • Have excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Excellent knowledge of Library information systems.

    Key Responsibilities for Library Assistant:

  • Circulation of library materials
  • Shelving of all library materials after use and maintain the books in excellent condition
  • Support users in retrieving information and materials
  • Participate in inventories and other collection management activities
  • Accessioning books in the library system
  • Maintain order in the library and ensure users adhere to the rules of the library.
  • Indexing of library material
  • Populating the institution repository

    How to Apply

    If you believe you are the right candidate for any of the above positions, kindly send your application letter and detailed Curriculum Vitae to

    The DVC Administration & Finance,
    Pan Africa Christian University,
    P.O. Box 56875-00200
    Nairobi
    or email to jobs@pacuniversity.ac.ke;


    not later than Friday, 5th August, 2016.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    Pan Africa Christian University is an equal opportunity employer and canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

    Thank you for visiting our website www.pacuniversity.ac.ke


    ICRHK Receptionist Job in Kenya

    Vacancy: Receptionist

    The International Centre for Reproductive Health – Kenya (ICRHK) works in the area of sexual and reproductive health for general population, Key Populations (KPs) and gender based violence and human rights programs.

    ICRHK is looking for a highly motivated individual with experience in front office management and administration.

    Responsibilities

  • Undertake switchboard duties by answering, transferring and making calls for staff.
  • Maintain smooth running of the front office by welcoming, guiding and attending to all visitors
  • Ensure proper functioning of all telephone lines and reporting any faults
  • Maintains safe and clean reception area by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.
  • Call suppliers for their cheques and follow up on receipts.
  • Update appointment calendars and schedule meetings/appointments for SMT
  • Maintain diary for meeting room bookings
  • Receive and sort daily mail/deliveries/couriers
  • Respond to general enquiries from the public
  • Ensure knowledge of staff movements in and out of organization
  • Allocate vehicles for field activities and give monthly reports on the vehicle usage through the tracking systems
  • Monitor visitor access and maintain security awareness
  • Monitor and maintain office equipment relevant to reception area
  • Provide general administrative and clerical support
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor

    Requirements:

  • Diploma in Business administration
  • Proven working experience in similar roles
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Good organization skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to organize, multitask, prioritize and work under pressure
  • Two years experience
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office – Excel & Outlook a must
  • Ability to be resourceful and proactive in dealing with issues that may arise
  • Experience in administrative work

    Application letter stating salary expectation and an up-to-date CV with names and addresses of three referees and telephone contacts should be uploaded on the ICRHK job application portal Receptionist by 29th July 2016.


    De La Rue Quality Assurance Leader Job in Nairobi, Kenya

    Our client, De La Rue is the world’s largest commercial banknote printer and passport manufacturer and is a trusted partner of governments, central banks and commercial organizations around the world.

    They provide market leading printed banknotes, banknote substrates and security features, commercial sector cash processing solutions among others.

    They are seeking to recruit a highly talented professional to fill in the following position in their Nairobi office:

    Quality Assurance Leader

    Reporting to the Quality Manager, this is a position responsible for supporting Currency, Product Authentication and Service teams in building and maintaining effective systems that have direct influence on quality, cost delivery and safety measures.

    The role will also support Operational Excellence requirements geared towards ensuring the functions deliver the quality requirements in line with the Built – In Quality strategy to deliver self-assessments, verification audits and improvements gap analysis for Built In Quality (BIQ) across processes and support functions.

    Principal Accountabilities

  • Supporting execution of new innovation milestone projects
  • Carrying out equipment verification for capability through measurement systems and taking part and document incident management outcomes
  • Managing Supplier Quality Assurance system of the incoming and outgoing quality inspections
  • Ensuring and improving product and service quality through performance monitoring and analysis
  • Liaising with Process and service functions, to document FMEA addressing the risks associated with the product/service/process.
  • Ensuring that products or services are delivered in conjunction with the control plans and where required and ensuring compliance to APQP
  • Working with the processes to deliver quality improvements projects and executing utilisation and accuracy of the QIS system

    Qualifications and Skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field
  • Knowledge of Quality Management Systems e.g. ISO 9001 and subsequent upgrades is an added advantage
  • At least 4 years relevant work experience in a manufacturing set up, in a similar role
  • Experience of exploring and negotiating quality specifications with external suppliers
  • Proven experience in applying quality tools for continuous improvements and developing that capability in others
  • Application of lean tools of manufacturing will be an added advantage
  • Communication and problem Solving skills

    Interested candidates are requested to forward their updated CVs to recruit@virtualhr.co.ke by 4th August 2016 stating their current and expected remuneration, daytime telephone contacts and addresses of three referees.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


    Nairobi Women’s Hospital Jobs in Kenya

    At The Nairobi Women’s Hospital, we are growing as we deliver on our promise and live to our vision “We are Trusted with The Health Care of Our Women In Africa”.

    As part of this growth, exciting vacancies have arisen, and we invite suitably qualified talent to join this winning team in the following positions:

    Manager Internal Audit, Risk and Compliance- 1 Position

    Reporting to the Chief Officer-Internal Audit, Risk and Compliance, this position will be responsible for driving development, review and implementation of risk policies, audit and procedures, as well as providing independent and objective assurance on adequacy and effectiveness of organization systems and controls for management of compliance and risk.

    Applicants must be in possession of a Bachelors degree in a business related field, professional qualification in finance and accounting (CPA or its equivalent) and qualification as a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA).

    Qualification as a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) will be an added advantage.

    The successful candidate must have over 3-5 years working experience in a similar position in a busy environment.

    Imaging Services Manager (Re-Advertisement)

    1 Position

    Reporting to the Chief of Clinical Services, this position is responsible for provision of high quality imaging services within the Hospital group in line with policies, processes and procedures.

    Applicants must be in possession of a Diploma in Radiography and a Higher National Diploma in Medical Imaging Sciences.

    Degree in a business related field will be an added advantage.

    The position requires active knowledge and experience in all areas in Medical Imaging Sciences including ultra sound, CT scan, MRI.

    The successful candidate must have over 3-5 years working experience in a similar position in a busy hospital environment.

    Medical Officers - ICU (Re-Advertisement) 1 Position

    Reporting to the Hospital Manager, this position will be responsible for providing superior interventional and preventative medical care in the critical care unit.

    Applicants must be in possession of a Bachelor’s degree in Human Medicine and Surgery (MbCHb), valid certification in BLS, ATLS, ACLS and registration and annual licences from KMPDB.

    In addition they must have a minimum 1 year experience working in a busy hospital environment and have active knowledge on management of critically ill patients.

    Senior Nursing Positions

    Reporting to the Nursing Officer this position is responsible for provision of high quality nursing care within (Maternity, OPD, Medical / Surgical).

    In addition this position is responsible for shift leading.

    Applicants must be in possession of a nursing qualification at Diploma or Degree level, valid certification in BLS, ACLS or ATLS and above 4 years’ experience in a hospital setting.

    Higher National diploma in a specialized area or experience leading a team will be an added advantage.

    The position requires active knowledge and experience in nursing care.

    Imaging Technologists – Radio-Sonographers (4 Positions)

    Reporting to the Hospital Manager and with functional reporting to the Imaging Services Manager, this position will be responsible for provision of quality and accurate diagnostic imaging procedures (i.e. x-rays, ultra sound and other procedures) in line with the hospital policies and procedures.

    Applicants must be in possession of a Diploma in Medical Imaging Sciences and a Higher National Diploma in Ultra Sound imaging with valid registration with the Radiation Protection Board of Kenya.

    The successful candidate must have a minimum of 2 years working experience in a similar position in a busy hospital environment

    Staff Nurses - (ICU, Theatre)

    Reporting to the Nursing Officer, this position is responsible for provision of high quality nursing care within (ICU, Theatre) in line with Hospital policies, processes and procedures.

    Applicants must be in possession of a Bachelor’s degree in nursing or a Diploma in KRCHN or KRN with valid certification in BLS, ACLS or ATLS.

    Higher National diploma in a specialized area will be an added advantage.

    The position requires active knowledge and experience in critical care or peri-operative care nursing.

    The successful candidate must have a minimum of 1 year working experience in a busy ICU or Theatre.

    For all the positions, the Following Key Competencies will apply: Customer Focus, Team Work, Managing performance, Results Oriented, Reliability with demonstrated interpersonal skills and a high degree of professionalism and ethics

    Interested candidates are invited to send their application and CV ON OR BEFORE FRIDAY, 29TH JULY, 2016 to vacancies@nwch.co.ke quoting the position applied for as the subject line.

    Owing to the volume of applications, only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.

    CVs will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

    The Nairobi Women’s Hospital is an equal opportunities employer.


    SISDO MFI Unit Manager, Business Development Officer, Assistant Internal Auditor and Internal Audit Assistant Jobs in Kenya

    SISDO, a fast growing MFI, providing financial services to entrepreneurs in most parts of Kenya invites suitable applicants for the following positions:

    1. Unit Manager

    Reporting to the Head of Operations the Unit Manager is responsible for operational activities at the Branch, business growth, managing client relationships and marketing initiatives, monitoring market conditions and trends and providing management with feedback on products, processes and delivery systems, compliance with operational policies amongst other duties.

    Specific responsibilities:

  • Ensure portfolio quality by providing general guidance and support to the Business Development Officers
  • Provide leadership to the day to day operations of the branch, achievement of branch targets, while maintaining focus on the company’s strategic goals as well as custodian of all Branch resources.
  • Stimulate branch growth through aggressive marketing of SISDO’s products and recruitment of new clients
  • Risk Management: Credit risk analysis and evaluation
  • Manage relationships with staff, clients and other stakeholders.
  • Motivate, coach and develop branch staff to achieve set goals and objectives.
  • Enforce system controls, adherence to credit policies and procedures among all staff and act on behalf of SISDO on legal issues pertaining to unit staff and clients in close liaison with SISDO Head Office:

    Qualifications, skills and experience:

  • The incumbent must be Holder of Bachelor Degree in Business Management or equivalent from a recognized university
  • Minimum of 3 years Branch Management experience in Microfinance
  • Computer literacy and proficiency
  • Ability to recognize business trends and opportunities
  • High levels of integrity and dependability
  • Excellent communication skills and able to relate with people at all levels and backgrounds

    2. Business Development Officer

    Reporting to the Unit Manager, the incumbent is responsible for outreach and marketing of SISDO’s financial products; gaining new clients as well as maintaining existing ones, development of new loans, prompt payment of loans, and general management of the loan portfolio.

    Specific Responsibilities:

  • Grow and maintain a quality loan portfolio
  • Risk Management: Credit risk analysis and evaluation
  • Undertake credit appraisal to vet all loan applications
  • Ensure all amounts disbursed are collected by the due date.
  • Monitoring and administration of credit performance through reports
  • Compliance with Credit policies and procedures
  • Work hand in hand with team to source for new business
  • Relationship Management

    Qualifications, skills and experience:

  • The incumbent must be Holder of a Diploma / Degree in Cooperatives Management / Entrepreneurship / Social Sciences related field from a recognized university/institution of higher learning
  • At least one (1) year experience in a credit function of a financial institution handling Micro and SME clients
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizing and people management skills.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, with outstanding reporting skills.
  • High levels of integrity and dependability.

    3. Assistant Internal Auditor

    Under the supervision of the Internal Audit Manager, the incumbent will provide assurance with regards to the effectiveness and adequacy of SISDO’s internal control system, risk management and governance, policies, procedures, processes and compliance to statutory requirements and regulations.

    Specific Responsibilities:

  • Formulate and ensure the execution of Audit programs in line with the overall SISDO strategic plan.
  • Review the effectiveness and efficiency of operations as well as the application of and adherence to SISDO policies and procedures across field operations.
  • Promote Internal Audit as a value add to the organization and deliver audit services that consistently improve the control environment and achieve operational excellence.
  • Provide business insight and communicate all audit related issues to the Internal Audit Manager.
  • Perform audit assignments including proper planning; audit testing, schedules and developing audit programs, working papers or documentation, disclosure of audit findings and drafting audit reports in close liaison with Internal Audit Manager
  • Carry out routine, continuous and adhoc audits, compile quality and timely detailed findings, implications and make necessary recommendations to management for system and controls improvements.

    Qualifications, Skills and Experience

  • B.Com. Degree in Finance / Accounting option or equivalent qualifications;
  • CPA (K) or an equivalent qualification;
  • Minimum of three years audit experience in a reputable Microfinance Institution, Bank or Sacco;
  • Excellent computer skills and familiarity with Ms Office. Bankers Realm and Loan Performer;
  • High levels of professionalism and integrity and a team player;
  • Excellent leadership and people management skills;
  • Excellent public relations, communication, negotiation and reporting skills;
  • Ability to work independently and meticulous and detail oriented.

    4. Internal Audit Assistant

    Reporting to the Internal Audit Manager, the incumbent will be responsible for liaising with all other departments and Field Offices to ensure policy compliance with sound financial and credit operation policies for smooth running of the organization.

    Specific Responsibilities:

  • Reviewing the adequacy and soundness of the existing Internal controls
  • Preparing audit plans
  • Preparing and periodically up dating audit programmes
  • Preparing Internal Audit reports
  • Performing regular checks on all SISDO field offices to ensure policy compliance with financial and credit operation policies

    Qualifications, Skills and Experience

  • B. Com Degree in Finance / Accounting option or equivalent qualifications
  • CPA II or an equivalent qualification
  • Minimum of two years audit experience in reputable Banks / SACCO or Microfinance environment.
  • Excellent computer skills and familiarity with Ms Office.
  • High levels of professionalism and integrity.
  • Excellent leadership and people management skills.
  • Excellent public relations, communication and reporting skills.

    The positions are on a three - year renewable performance based employment contract

    How to Apply

    Interested applicants should send their application letter, resume, copies of relevant certificates and testimonials, names and contacts of three referees, current and expected remuneration and a day telephone contact to the undersigned not later than 1st August, 2016:

    The Human Resource & Administration Manager,
    SISDO,
    P.O. Box 76622-00508,
    Nairobi.

    Kindly note that only short listed candidates will be contacted


    M-KOPA Solar Jobs in Nairobi, Kenya

    1. M-KOPA Solar Data Operations Lead Job in Nairobi, Kenya

    M-KOPA is seeking:

    Position Title: Data Operations Lead

    Location: Nairobi, Kenya

    Position Start: As soon As Possible

    Reporting to: Head of Data Operations

    Overall Purpose: The Data Operations Lead will be responsible for overseeing the design, development and use of data systems. The person in this position will discover efficient ways to organize, store, analyse and visualise data.

    The ideal candidate should have a strong understanding of databases, data analysis procedures and be competent in managing data projects.

    About M-KOPA Solar: M-KOPA Solar, headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, is the global leader of "pay-as-you-go" energy for off-grid customers.

    Since its commercial launch in October 2012, M-KOPA has connected more than 350,000 homes in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda to solar power, and is now adding over 500 new homes each day.

    The success of M-KOPA (M= mobile, KOPA= to borrow) stems from making solar products affordable to low-income households on a pay-per-use installment plan. Customers acquire solar systems for a small deposit and then purchase daily usage "credits" for Kshs 50, or less than the price of traditional kerosene lighting. After one year of payments customers own their solar systems outright and can upgrade to more power.

    All revenues are collected in real-time via mobile money systems (such as M-PESA in Kenya) and embedded GSM sensors in each solar system allow M-KOPA to monitor real time performance and regulate usage based upon payments. This connected design means that M-KOPA is processing vast amounts of data (i.e. over 10,000 mobile payments per day) via the company's proprietary cloud platform, M-KOPAnet.

    As of January 2016 M-KOPA employs over 700 full time staff across East Africa and sells through a network of over 1,000 direct sales agents. It has also commenced licensing its technology to partners in other markets.

    M-KOPA has been recognised for its pioneering business mode and scale, notably winning the 2015 Zayed Future Energy Prize, being selected as the top New Energy Pioneer at the 2014 Bloomberg New Energy Finance awards and earning the 2013 FT/IFC Excellence in Sustainable Finance Award.

    M-KOPA has also successfully tested a range of new products that leverage its relationship with customers, and M-KOPA’s unique competencies in mobile telecommunications and ICT.

    To ensure that the research and development of new products add value to (and do not distract from) its core business, M-KOPA is establishing the M-KOPA Labs.

    The Labs will be a dedicated business unit within M-KOPA that will define and test extensions of the M-KOPA asset-based credit model for off-grid-power to new products and services.

    Role Profile

    Key Accountabilities

    Project management

  • Oversee key data projects to improve the team’s data reporting and business intelligence capabilities
  • Drive analytical work streams that lead to useful insights to support key decision-making processes

    Business Intelligence

  • Develop and manage weekly, monthly and quarterly reporting both internally and externally
  • Build and maintain advanced SQL scripts to aid in business reporting
  • Devise and implement efficient procedures for data handling and analysis
  • Continuously evaluate and suggest new ways of improving efficiency

    Analytics

  • Explore and derive meaningful insights from various data sources that would lead to significant revenue generation and or cost-cutting

    Collaboration with other teams

  • Create and enforce policies for effective data management
  • Formulate techniques for quality data collection to ensure data accuracy and integrity
  • Establish rules and procedures for data sharing with upper management, business users, external stakeholders

    Professional development

  • Seek to improve individual and team’s data extraction and analytical capabilities
  • Improve individual and team’s proficiency in data extraction and business intelligence tools such as SQL, Excel and Power BI

    Requirements / Specification

  • Quantitative degree in Math, Computer Science, Statistics or equivalent
  • At least 3 years in a data position with significant project management experience
  • Working knowledge of data administration and management functions collection, analysis and distribution using MS SQL Server, Power Query and TSQL
  • Familiarity with modern database and information system technologies
  • Ability to communicate efficiently using PowerPoint and other visualization tools
  • An analytical mind set with problem-solving skills

    Remuneration: Competitive covering a monthly salary, performance bonus and medical benefits reflective of the candidate’s experience and skills.

    To Apply To apply, send an updated detailed copy of your CV and a cover letter expressing why you feel you would be an excellent candidate for the role to careers@m-kopa.com with the subject EV-DOL-2084

    Deadline for application is 5pm on Sunday 31st July, 2016.

    Please Note: M-KOPA, as a policy, does not collect/charge any money as a pre-employment or post-employment requirement. This means that we never ask for ‘recruitment fees’, ‘processing fees’, ‘interview fees’ or any other kind of money in exchange for offer letters or interviews at any time during the hiring process.

    Due to the large number of applications received by us, we regret that you will not be contacted unless you are short listed for the post and invited for an interview. Therefore, if you have not heard from M-KOPA within 4 weeks of the date of the deadline your application, you should assume that you have not been successful on this occasion.

    This measure has been taken in the interests of efficiency and cost effectiveness and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

    2. M-KOPA Solar Sales Training Officer Job in Nairobi Kenya

    M-KOPA is seeking:

    Position Title: Sales Training Officer

    Location: Based at HQ with over 50% countrywide travel

    Position Start: ASAP

    Reporting to: Sales & Training Manager

    Overall Purpose: The role is responsible for supporting the sales department through providing total coverage of all appropriate training needs.

    Role Profile

    Key Accountabilities

  • Evaluating training requirements for the sales department, consulting with departmental head and HR.
  • Designing training curriculum to facilitate meeting departmental goals.
  • Developing and maintaining training material to the highest standards.
  • Ensure that all members of staff, new and existing, within the sales department are trained to an appropriate level.
  • To maintain effective communication and knowledge transfer with the sales team
  • Organizing the training including: determining training schedules, venues, facilities and supporting other trainer in training.
  • Managing the training operations budget to ensure maximum return on investments.
  • Developing training impact assessment methodology and implementing within set timelines
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of training and modify materials as appropriate.
  • Preparing Training Reports

    Key Competencies Required

  • Good understanding of adult learning techniques
  • Effective communication skills, leadership and time management skills
  • Formal training qualification is desirable
  • Computer literacy

    Experience

  • Minimum of 1 year in a training role
  • Experience of working within a sales environment is desirable
  • Experience of communicating at all levels up to and including senior management
  • Experience of designing, delivering and maintaining training materials.

    Remuneration: Competitive covering a monthly salary, performance bonus and medical benefits reflective of the candidate’s experience and skills.

    To Apply

    Send an updated detailed copy of your CV and a cover letter expressing why you feel you would be an excellent candidate for the role to careers@m-kopa.com with the subject EV-STO-2085

    Deadline for applications is 5 pm on Sunday 31st July, 2016.

    3. M-KOPA Solar Web Content Intern Vacancy in Nairobi, Kenya

    M-KOPA is seeking:

    Position Title: Web Content Intern

    Location: Nairobi, Kenya

    Position Start: As soon As Possible

    Reporting to: Information Security Officer

    Duration: Six (6) months

    Overall Purpose: The Web Content Intern is responsible for creating and/or acquiring content for the intranet websites, e-mail newsletters and other online communications media such as blogs.

    The role may be extended to include some technical or creative responsibilities (such as website re-design, re-structuring, migration/importation of content to the Intranet, training team champions and improving user experiences)

    Role Profile

    The Nature of Online Content: Online content can take many forms, including plain text, links, database content, still images (illustrations, photographs, diagrams), animation, audio, video, interactive devices (forms, forums, chat rooms, polls, questionnaires, etc).

    The main responsibility of the WC Intern will be for the creation or acquisition of verbal content (primarily textual but also audio/visual), although a close relationship with other teams, such as graphic designers, will almost certainly be required.

    Key Accountabilities

    1. Design and development

    [Note: The WC Intern is unlikely to be primarily responsible for design and development. They will, however, contribute an important user-orientated perspective to the process.]

  • Contribute to audience research as a basis for design of the site.
  • Contribute to the top-level and detailed design of the website (or e-newsletter, etc.), with a particular focus on the ways in which the goals for the site and the needs of users can be met through the provision of appropriate content.
  • Contribute to the process of information design, to ensure that content is appropriately structured to meet the goals for the site and the needs of users.
  • Contribute to documentation of the design.

    2. Co-ordination and planning

  • Schedule the creation/acquisition of content in accordance with editorial policy.
  • Allocate tasks to additional content contributors in different teams.
  • Manage the creation/acquisition of content in accordance with the schedule.
  • Manage costs within agreed budgets for promotional activities.

    3. Content creation

  • Prepare textual content for Intranet websites (including feature articles, advertising copy, database content, links, FAQs, etc.).
  • Prepare textual content for e-newsletters.
  • Design web forms where necessary.
  • Prepare textual content for distribution as SMS messages.
  • Specify the multimedia content needed to support or work alongside textual content.
  • Locate and select appropriate, existing multimedia content, including still images, animations, music and video.
  • Liaise with multimedia specialists in the creation of any new multimedia content.
  • Edit copy received from additional content contributors.

    4. Website promotion

  • Use metadata and other methods to optimize search engine positions.
  • Communicate with other site owners in order to maximize incoming links.

    5. Communication with users

  • Respond to user enquiries, comments and suggestions.
  • Moderate forums.
  • Edit and/or approve content contributions made by users.

    6. Content maintenance

  • Update and maintain time-sensitive material.
  • Maintain menus, indexes and directories within the intranet site collection.
  • Archive and backup content (where this is not automatic)

    7. Evaluation

  • Conduct or commission ongoing audience research.
  • Compile and analyze website usage statistics.
  • Obtain and analyze user feedback.
  • Recommend changes in editorial policy and site design.

    Qualifications

  • Currently enrolled in an Undergraduate Program (Preferably Marketing, Communication, Corporate Communication, Communications Business Management or an IT related field) or relevant work experience in online marketing, communications or web content management will be an advantage.
  • Relevant professional certifications are a plus.
  • Experience working with SharePoint Online or other content management systems is a plus.
  • Technology savvy and a quick learner with strong attention to detail.
  • Collaborative and positive attitude are a must.
  • Team player, able to work with various personalities.
  • Ability to work independently and participate in multiple projects in a deadline-driven environment.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, demonstrated ability to use initiative and be a self-starter.
  • Must be fluent in English both spoken and written. Swahili is a plus.

    Remuneration: Competitive package covering a monthly stipend reflective of the candidate’s experience and skills.

    To Apply

    Send an updated detailed copy of your CV and a cover letter expressing why you feel you would be an excellent candidate for the role to careers@m-kopa.com with the subject EV-WCI-2086

    Deadline for application is 5pm on Sunday 31st July, 2016.


    HelpAge International National Level Partner HSNP Advocacy in Kenya

    HelpAge International

    Terms of Reference for National Level Partner HSNP Advocacy

    1.0 Background: HelpAge International (HelpAge) is a global network of not-for-profit organisations with a vision of a world where older people fulfil their potential to lead active, dignified, healthy and secure lives.

    With more than 70 affiliates and 300 partners across more than 50 countries the HelpAge network brings together hundreds of organisations worldwide.

    HelpAge has a secretariat with offices in London and Brussels, seven regional centres in Africa (2), Asia/Pacific (2), Latin America, the Caribbean and Central Asia in addition to country programme offices.

    The rights component of the HSNP programme is managed by the East, West and Central Africa Regional Development Centre (EWCARDC) in Nairobi, Kenya.

    EWCARDC focuses on strengthening the capacity of partner organisations including HelpAge affiliates working with older people.

    It also works to advocate the rights and welfare of older people at regional, country and local levels.

    HelpAge has had Observer Status with the Africa Union since 2000 when an MOU was signed between the two organisations.

    2.0 About Social Protection Rights Component

    In 2008, HelpAge International, as part of a group of organizations, commenced implementation of Phase I of the Government of Kenya led and UKAid and AusAID-financed Hunger Safety Net Programme (HSNP).

    The objective of Phase I (April 2007 - March 2012) was to design and pilot cost-effective mechanisms for beneficiary targeting, payment delivery and grievance management in four counties in Northern Kenya (Turkana, Wajir Marsabit and Mandera).

    Following the end of Phase I of the HSNP programme HelpAge was awarded the responsibility to undertake the Social Protection Rights component under phase II of the HSNP.

    Our objective within the programme is to establish a grievance and accountability mechanism that will allow for programme stakeholders to realise their rights within the programme as well as support the communities to realise their rights as enshrined in the Kenyan constitution.

    HelpAge works with four partner institutions based in Wajir, Marsabit and Mandera counties and these include the following;

    a. District Pastoralist Association (DPA)—Wajir

    b. Pastoralist Integrated Support Programme (PISP)—Marsabit

    c. Horn of Africa Women Empowerment Network Kenyan Agency (HAWENKA)—Mandera

    d. Rural Agency for Community Development and Assistance (RACIDA)—Mandera

    In Turkana, we have established a HelpAge sub office in Lodwar from which we undertake our project activities.

    3.0 Human Rights Based Approach to Development (HRBAD)

    Over the last decade, human rights have gained prominence as a universal set of norms and standards that are increasingly shaping the programmes and activities of the development agencies.

    It is widely recognized that promoting and protecting human rights is crucial for achieving peace, sustainable human development and democracy.

    A human rights-based approach should be regarded as an essential tool for achieving sustainable development outcomes.

    HRBA focuses on analysing the inequalities, discriminatory practices and unjust power relations that aggravate conflict in human rights and development processes.

    It has a special focus on groups subjected to discrimination and suffering from disadvantage and exclusion. HRBA emphasizes on participation, particularly of discriminated and excluded groups at every stage of the programming process.

    It also emphasizes on the accountability of the State and its institutions with regard to respecting, protecting and fulfilling all the human rights of all people within its jurisdiction.

    In a human rights-based approach, human rights help to frame the relationship between individuals and groups with claims (rights-holders) and State and non-State actors with corresponding obligations (duty-bearers).

    ‘State actors’ refers to the government, while ‘non-State actors’ include health service providers, private sector companies or other parties that have obligations to various rights-holders.

    4.0 HSNP and HRBAD

    In the past few years in Kenya, since the inception of the Phase 1 of HSNP, there have been developments in policies and programmes which haven’t achieved much realisation.

    Of importance is the new Constitution which ushered in new developments for the realization of Social and Economic Rights for poor and marginalized people.

    The constitution also sets the national values and principles like participation, non-discrimination, transparency and accountability.

    It is envisaged that citizens will enjoy their rights as declared in these instruments and that they can also hold duty bearers to account using different platforms. It is within the tenets of HRBAD that the SPR component has been operating.

    An evaluation of the programme has emphasized on the need to have and long term approach to ensure that the gains made within the programme period are sustained by embedding social protection and cash transfers and accountability in laws/acts/policies.

    Thus for the remaining period of the programme (up to March 2017) the SPR component is focusing on ensuring that the legal, constitutional as well as the regulatory frameworks at the local, national and pan-African levels are conducive to enable functioning social protection structures and mechanisms are in place to impact the lives and livelihoods of the poorest of the poor across the continent.

    5.0 Purpose and scope of the Partnership

    Based on the recommendations of the mentioned evaluation, HelpAge is looking into partnering with a national NGO to carry forward the benefits gained in the implementation of the accountability component of the HSNP by ensuring that legal frameworks and policies are responsive to social protection needs of the citizens as enshrined in the Kenya constitution.

    We are proposing to do this by engaging with law makers at the national and county level.

    This partnership will entail influencing political reforms, and socio-economic rights realization reforms.

    The proposed partnership will therefore work through openness and dialogue between all social and political forces in the reform process.

    This engagement should be on the basis of democracy and human rights, and should ensure rights, responsibilities, and equality that would promote sustainable social and economic rights in Kenya.

    Specifically, this NGO will be mandated to support HelpAge in:

    1. Organize meetings with Members of Parliament (MPs) of various parliamentary caucuses and special parliamentary groups including the Pastoralist Parliamentary Group (PPG) to inform the formulation of pro-poor policies/bills/Acts and also to influence the national budgeting processes.

    2. Support production of policy briefs aimed at policy makers to influence the following bills which are currently either with national parliament or the senate.

    i. Social protection council bill

    ii. Older Persons Bill

    iii. Senior Citizens Care and Protection Bill,

    iv. Food security bill

    3. Support MPs and members of the Senate in drafting and debating the above bills

    4. Support in drafting county generic laws on social protection

    5. Train Members of County Assembly (MCAs) in policy formulation processes in-order to ensure that social protection is embedded in the county policies.

    6. Publish a simplified guide explaining the policy formulation processes for use especially by MCAs

    7. Support in drafting of action plans to support implementation of the above legislations

    8. Support in the formation of a national level advocacy platform for social protection

    9. The engagements will be at the community level in the four counties that HSNP operates in i.e. Wajir, Turkana, Marsabit and Turkana; national level and the Pan Africa region.

    6.0 The organisation

    The organisation should meet the following criteria:

  • Be registered in Kenya as a National NGO by the NGO coordination Board having met all the requirements
  • Be experienced in policy formulation processes and training for community-based organisations and residents
  • Experience in successfully launching at least three Public Interest Litigation in the last five years (please provide links/references to the cases)
  • Be experienced and have in-house expertise in drafting and lobbying for at least two laws in Kenya (please provide links/references to the cases)
  • Be experienced in engaging with government and citizens at different levels; community, county and national
  • Experience in engaging with regional bodies such as EAC, IGAD
  • Have a presence in Turkana, Mandera, Marsabit and Wajir Counties

    How to Apply

    Interested organisations should send a brief profile of their work and experience in the above sector to George.Kamau@helpage.org by 31st July 2016.


    Great Lakes University of Kisumu Deputy Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Job in Kenya

    Great Lakes University of Kisumu (GLUK) is a private chartered university offering degree and other programmes in various disciplines including Health Sciences, Community Development, Education, Theology, Agribusiness, Business Administration, IT among others.

    The University is looking for a highly qualified, experienced, motivated and reputable team player to fill the following position.

    Deputy Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

    Requirements for the Position

  • Have a minimum of a PhD degree or its equivalent from a recognized university
  • At least ten (10) years in senior academic and management positions in a university setting
  • A strong emphasis and experience in management of academic institutions and programmes
  • An outstanding internationally recognized record of scholarship and academic leadership
  • A distinguished leadership track record in academic administration and management
  • Ability and proven experience in fundraising, resource mobilization and development in similar institutions
  • Ability to forge strategic partnerships and linkages with the government, business, development agencies and the wider society
  • Have a demonstrable experience in transformative and strategic leadership
  • Meet the requirements of chapter six of the constitution on leadership and integrity

    Key Duties and Responsibilities for the Position

  • Developing strategies for an effective and efficient management of academic programmes to developing market driven academic programmes that are responsive to stakeholder needs
  • Advises and assists the Vice Chancellor in addition to providing leadership to academic related units of the university including the following:
  • Overseeing academic planning, academic programme review and curriculum development
  • Developing and coordinating in liaison with accreditation bodies of both the university and its programmes
  • Supervising deans of faculties and directors of schools by evaluating and approving their programme offerings and their hiring and promotion of academic staff
  • Supervising budget preparation for academic related programmes and their allocation and re-allocation of funds and other resources.
  • Providing leadership in creating and maintaining excellent academic programmes, standards and policies.

    Terms and Conditions

    Ten (10) copies of the application with a curriculum vitae and a covering letter containing details of qualifications, experience, current remuneration, e-mail address, telephone and names of three referees with their e-mail and telephone addresses should be submitted to the undersigned on or before Wednesday 31st August 2016.

    Referees should submit confidential letters directly to the undersigned

    Applications should be addressed to the

    Vice Chancellor,
    Great Lakes University of Kisumu,
    Main Campus-Kibos, Off Miwani Road,
    P.O. Box 2224-40100
    Kisumu.

    All applications shall clearly be marked "Application for the position of Deputy Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs".

    And

    Send electronic copies of credentials in PDF format by email to recruitment@gluk.ac.ke.

    For more details visit our website ‘www.gluk.ac.ke'

    GLUK is an equal opportunity employer: Women, marginalized and persons living with disability are encouraged to apply.

    "Only short listed candidates will be contacted.


    IPA NGO Jobs in Meru, Kenya

    1. IPA MAICE Project Field Officers NGO Jobs in Meru, Kenya

    Position: Field Officer - MAICE Project (2 Positions)

    Deadline to Apply: Rolling Basis

    Start Date: ASAP

    Location: Meru

    Eligibility: Position open to local Kenyan hires only

    About Innovations for Poverty Action: Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) is a non-profit research organization that creates and evaluates approaches to solving development problems.

    IPA disseminates the results of its evaluations to policymakers, practitioners, investors and donors around the world.

    About the project: Chronic exposure to aflatoxin, a fungal byproduct commonly found in maize, has been linked to liver cancer and suppressed immune system function.

    Non-experimental evidence suggests exposure to the toxin could also negatively impact children’s development.

    In Kenya, where maize is a staple in the diet, estimates of aflatoxin contamination vary by site and year, with various studies showing between 16% and 65% of maize exceeds the allowable limit.

    MAICE is a randomized controlled trial being undertaken by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) to better understand the effect of aflatoxin consumption on stunting in children.

    Currently in the Endline, IPA seeks qualified applicants for the position of Field Officers - Implementation for the MAICE Project to support an implementation partner in continued implementation and monitoring of an intervention to reduce aflatoxin exposure among households assigned to the treatment group, and result dissemination in the study villages.

    The project is based in Meru and Tharaka-Nithi Counties, Kenya.

    Responsibilities:

    The implementation Field Officer (FOs) will work closely with the data collection team’s management to perform a variety of tasks but not limited to:

  • Identifying and confirming eligible study respondents;
  • Get informed consent from study participants;
  • Collecting data and samples from respondents with strict adherence to the SOP;
  • Ensure proper storage and handling of field equipment such as rapid test kits, tablets, GPS machines etc.;
  • Serve as team leader: Communicating with local administration (village elders), stockists, mobilizing guides, filling data forms and uploading data onto the server;
  • Assist in monitoring and maintenance of various study inventory;
  • Any other duties assigned by the Field Manager/Associate field manager.

    Qualifications:

  • University degree in social sciences, agriculture, economics, community development or its equivalent.
  • Minimum 2 years’ field experience in community research and development programs.
  • Excellent verbal communication skills in both English and Kiswahili.
  • Experience conducting quantitative data collection, including experience in conducting surveys. Use of CAI and SurveyCTO desirable.
  • Well organized, flexible, detail-oriented, excellent listening skills, and willing to spend up to 80% of time in the field.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

    To Apply:

    For more information and job application details, see; MAICE Project Field Officers

    2. IPA Policy Associate NGO Job in Nairobi, Kenya

    Job Title: Policy Associate for IPA Kenya

    Reports to: Deputy Country Director, IPA Kenya

    Location: Nairobi, Kenya

    Deadline to apply: 31st July 2016 (applicants will be reviewed on a rolling basis).

    Desired start date: As soon as possible

    Length of Commitment: 2 years’ commitment is required for this position

    Job Purpose: Contribute significantly to the design and execution of IPA Kenya's policy outreach work.

    Responsibilities:

  • Engagement and advocacy: In coordination with the Country Management team, meeting with and building relationships with key partners in the national and county governments, non-profit organizations, foundations, multilateral aid agencies, and the private sector across Kenya. Work with the Country Office Management and the
  • Projects Management team to perform stakeholders’ mappings and build project and Country Office policy development plans. Represent IPA-Kenya in working groups with government and other partners.
  • Policy outreach and events: Work with Project management staff to identify dissemination needs and, with the support of the operations team, lead and coordinate the organization of policy dissemination events and other conferences.
  • Give presentations on IPA Kenya's work, disseminate research findings to policymakers and the media, and encourage the scale-up of evidence-based policies.
  • Research relationships: Build and maintain strong relationships with researchers working on randomized evaluations in Kenya. Serve as a resource for IPA-Kenya affiliates interested in conducting randomized evaluations. Maintain strong and effective relationships between IPAKenya and IPA Global and other regional offices, especially in Africa, to ensure that IPA-Kenya uses and contributes to the research generated by IPA international network.
  • Communications: Work with IPA’s Global Policy & Communications team to create policy memos and publications that 'translate' IPA’s research into policy lessons for dissemination to policy makers around the world. Coordinate communication within the Country Office and with external stakeholders through the regular publication of the IPA Kenya newsletter and other relevant materials.
  • Organizational: Help recruit, supervise, and mentor junior staff, and support IPA Kenya's policy capacity building courses and resources.

    Qualifications:

  • Education: Bachelor's degree in public policy, political science, economics communications, or a closely related field. A good understanding of rigorous evaluations and/or economics is required. Strong interest in Kenya’s domestic policy, preferably in the education sector, as demonstrated by coursework and/or professional experience is strongly preferred.
  • Experience: At least two years of relevant experience in a research or policy organization. The ideal candidate for this position will be very knowledgeable about domestic public policy issues in Kenya. Interest in international development issues is required to better understand the work of other IPA centers worldwide.
  • Communication: Attention to detail and advanced writing and presentation skills for communicating policy lessons from academic papers in ways that policymakers understand. This requires clear, precise, non-technical writing, and confident, effective public speaking skills.
  • Time Management: Proven ability to multitask and successfully complete projects on tight deadlines with little supervision. A willingness to work hard, be self-motivated, and learn will be essential for doing well in this position.
  • Ability to manage projects independently while constructively working within a team.
  • Willingness to travel mostly within Kenya, but sporadically also internationally.

    To Apply:

    For more information and job application details, see; Policy Associate

    3. IPA M-Shwari Project Field Officers NGO Jobs in Nairobi Kenya

    Position: Field Officer - M-Shwari Project (Several Positions)

    Deadline to Apply: Rolling Basis

    Start Date: ASAP

    Location: Nairobi

    Eligibility: Position open to local Kenyan hires only

    About the project: The M-Shwari study aims to rigorously measure the effect of the M-Shwari loan on borrowers in Kenya. The data collected for this project will be via phone surveys, and the surveys will be standard household surveys, on observable characteristics.

    There will be only one round of surveys, carried out for 4000 respondents all over Kenya. This project will be based at the Nairobi office.

    The project is hiring Field Officers to assist in data collection of household surveys. The Field Officer will work closely with fellow Field Officers, and with the management team.

    Work Duration: Successful applicants will initially be hired for one month. Those who demonstrate consistent exceptional abilities and performance may be considered for a longer term placement with the same project.

    Responsibilities:

  • Arrive at work on time;
  • Complete scheduled activities each day in a timely manner;
  • Demonstrate integrity and understanding during interaction with respondents and partner organization staff;
  • On some days, perform office duties with care (for instance translation work, which will be taught as needed);
  • Assist in daily survey organization and storage;
  • Ensure data integrity is maintained at all times and minimize errors in data collection;
  • Provide the SFO/FM with daily feedback regarding surveying activities.

    Qualifications:

    Required:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in both English and Kiswahili;
  • Fluency in other languages commonly spoken in Kenya;
  • Experience with data collection through household surveys and phone surveys;
  • Ability to recognize when questions are difficult or unclear to subjects;
  • Excellent note taking ability during interviews;
  • Basic computer knowledge and skills (mandatory);
  • Ability to comfortably work with groups and within groups.

    Desired:

  • Bachelors’ degree or college diploma in social sciences and education;
  • Past experience in data collection – show proof of this in application;
  • Experience in data collection using Open Data Kit (ODK) / SurveyCTO.

    For more information and job application details, see; M-Shwari Project Field Officers

    Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by the Field Officer-M-Shwari. The statements are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all possible duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Management reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet organizational needs as necessary. Please note that IPA will never request any form of payment from an applicant.


    Kenya Re Research and Development Manager Job Re-Advertisement

    Kenya Reinsurance Corporation Limited (Kenya Re) is a leading reinsurer and is listed at the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE).

    It is ISO 9001: 2008 Certified and is rated B+ by A.M Best and AA by the Global Credit Rating Company (GCR).

    Kenya Re now seeks to recruit and fill the following position:

    Manager Research and Development

    Ref No: KRC/HR/2016/12

    Re-Advertisement

    The Manager Research and Development will be responsible for providing primary research services to management and business units for strategic decision making.

    The role will provide guidance and direction to both primary and secondary research functions in respect to business requirements.

    Primary Responsibilities

  • Gathering of market intelligence and data analyzing and providing insights with a view to providing Kenya-Re with a competitive advantage.
  • Continuously liaise with the Reinsurance Division and Finance and Investment Division to understand the economic trends both within and outside the country with a view of proposing suitable investments.
  • Creation of actionable insight that informs decision making on customer behavior and provide insights into the changes in operations to optimize the performance of business.
  • Make recommendations to the management team on the prioritization of the innovative ideas and advice on ways of improving innovation.
  • Champion innovation through analysis of the current situations to foster improvements, better works systems, costs savings, faster processes and turnaround times.
  • Advice on research results against the action standards set and the next steps.
  • Identifying problems, opportunities and/or gaps through primary and secondary research and innovation.
  • Management and dissemination of insight from secondary research sources such as market data. consumer/customer / competitor trends as well as internal company data.
  • Any other duties assigned by management.

    Person Specifications

  • Applicants should be holders of a Bachelors’ degree from a reputable university.
  • They should be holders of a diploma in research or project management from a recognized institution.
  • They should have six (6) years relevant experience in research preferably in a related financial institution two of which should be in a managerial position
  • They should have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, be able to operate in performance driven environment and be a team player with the ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines and have the ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines

    Kenya Re is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the grounds of gender, colour, race, religion, natural origin, age or physical disability.

    An appropriate remuneration package will be offered to the successful candidates.

    Applicants should post or email as attachments their CV and cover letter quoting the relevant Job Ref No, and outlining how they meet requirements for the position to:

    The Human Resource Manager
    Kenya Reinsurance Corporation Limited
    P.O Box 30271, 00100 GPO
    Nairobi
    E-mail: hr@kenyare.co.ke

    Closing Date: 5th August 2016


    Youth Enterprise Development Fund Jobs in Kenya

    Youth Enterprise Development Fund

    The Youth Enterprise Development Fund is a State Corporation under the Ministry of Public Service, Youth and Gender Affairs established to address the challenge of youth unemployment in the country.

    The Fund provides loans and business development services to youth owned enterprises.

    The Fund now invites applications from dynamic, innovative and experienced individuals to fill the following vacant position:

    1. Credit Manager

    Ref: CM/1/2016

    Responsible to: Lending Manager

    Purpose of Job: Reporting to the Lending Manager, the Credit Manager, will head the Credit Unit and be responsible to providing efficient and effective service to the YEDF in the successful vet, approve and disburse loans.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Coordinating all aspects on lending cycle for the Funds Credit Products, by liaising with Senior Credit Officer, and other officers both in Head Office and in the field.
  • Identifying and appraising prospective Financial Intermediaries for partnership with the Fund, Monitoring the operations of the contracted intermediaries and advising management on their performance.
  • Identify and enlist the support of key stakeholders in monitoring and recovery of loans to ensure quality loan portfolio.
  • Continuously reviewing the Funds products and Lending strategy and advising management on appropriate action.
  • Respond to any queries on issues relating to the youth Enterprise Development Fund
  • Formulation and implementation of lending policies, procedures and best practices
  • Monitor and evaluate all activities in relation to lending
  • Review and design market led loan products on a regular basis
  • Ensure efficient and secure maintenance of loanees’ information in the management information system
  • Ensure preparations of monthly and quarterly reports.
  • Offer financial advisory services to beneficiaries of the Fund’s services.
  • Take necessary actions to recover overdue loans.

    Qualifications

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in a business related field, preferably in Finance, Accounting or strategic management from a recognized university.
  • Holders of an MBA will have an added advantage.
  • Over 5 years’ experience in credit operations at a senior level in a reputable Financial or Microfinance institution.
  • Specialized training in credit, microfinance or accountancy will be an added advantage
  • Possession of good analytical and reporting skills
  • Ability to understand the key issues affecting the youth in Kenya.
  • Possess good interpersonal skills to interact with key stakeholders.
  • Possess good leadership skills with ability to manage others.

    2. Supply Chain Manager

    Ref: SCM/1/2016

    Responsible To: Chief Executive Officer

    Purpose of Job: Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer the Supply Chain Manager, will be responsible for providing efficient and effective service to the YEDF in the successful procurement of goods services and works.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Prepare documentation, undertake tender exercises and arrange the formal execution of contracts to enable goods, services and works to be supplied to customers throughout the Fund.
  • Undertake the evaluation and analysis of tenders; prepare summary reports and recommendations to facilitate the effective award of business.
  • Oversee the letting of contracts awarded to ensure that formal documentation is assembled and auctioned
  • Provide advice and guidance to all staff and Departments on contracting to ensure full compliance with policy and regulations.
  • Establish and actively monitor designated contracts to ensure customer needs are met and that supplies obligations are fully discharged.
  • Maintain effective liaison with the legal Department in respect of contract issues, ensuring that documents are legally vetted, including processing single tender applications to enable contracts for proprietary goods and services to be let.
  • Coordinate the formal vetting of prospective tenderers to determine their suitability for trading.
  • Undertake negotiation with suppliers to resolve disputes, arrange contract variations and enforce contractual obligations.
  • Monitor designated Fund contracts to provide effective support to customers during the implementation, review and renewal of such contracts
  • To be familiar with supply markets and routinely undertake supply market research and analysis to ensure that the commercial risk to the Fund is minimized, and commercial opportunities are identified.
  • Contribute to the development, implementation and delivery of the annual Departmental service plan, key performance indicators, and the Fund procurement strategy

    Qualifications

  • Must have a university degree in any of the following fields: Procurement, Business Administration, Finance, commerce, economics or strategic management or any other relevant fields,
  • Must have a master’s degree n the same field.
  • Possession of procurement professional diploma or equivalent in procurement field course
  • Be a member of KISM
  • Must have progressive work experience of 6 years dedicated to providing substantial works and service contracts.
  • Must be familiar with Public Procurement and Asset Disposal Act 2015.

    3. Company Secretary

    Ref: CS/1/2016

    Responsible to: Chief Executive Officer

    Job Purpose: To handle litigation, arbitrations / court cases by instructing and liaising with external advocates to ensure the Fund does not incur, or mitigate against losses from suits.

    The successful candidate will be responsible for assisting and supporting the Chief Executive Officer by ensuring that the Youth Enterprise Development Fund Board adheres to all legal requirements that govern business operations.

    He/ She will provide Legal support to management, Business Units as well as the Fund subsidiaries.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Ensure full compliance with the law, legislative issues, policies and procedures as stipulated by the statutes with a deep understanding of the competition and economic regulatory legislation in Kenya and the region.
  • Oversee the preparation, vetting and negotiation of contracts, formal agreements and other legal instruments to meet the laid down requirements for execution.
  • Ensure safe custody of the Fund’s instruments and documents such as organization seal, charged documents and suit papers, and ensure confidentiality and privacy of all legal data of the organization
  • Coordinate the preparation of agendas of Board of Directors and implementation of action points
  • Conduct legal research, investigations, preparation of witness for pre-trial and hearing, develop concept papers, prepare legal briefs and opinions as well as develop effective defense strategies, arguments and testimony in preparation of legal proceeding of cases in liaison with external lawyers.
  • Instruct external lawyers to ensure that the Fund’s interests are adequately and promptly represented.
  • Prepare, compile and maintain the requisite case management reports for the various committees within the Fund.
  • Represent the Fund in courts, tribunals, arbitrations and other legal matters and to ensure the Fund does not incur losses.
  • Peruse and interpret legislation and other legal instruments and advise the Fund accordingly
  • Provide secretarial services to the Board including ensuring that the Board work plan is prepared and adhered to, circulating board papers in advance of the meeting, keeping a record of attendance at meetings, keeping safe custody of the seal and a record of its usage, and preparing the Board for annual general meetings where applicable.
  • Provide guidance to the Board and Board members individually on their duties, responsibilities and powers and how these should be exercised in the best interests of the Fund;
  • Ensuring that Board procedures are followed and reviewed regularly, and that the Board complies with the Law, rules and regulations

    Qualifications / Experience

  • Must have a Bachelor of Law (LLB) degree from a recognized university and be an advocate of the High Court of Kenya with a current practicing certificate.
  • Must be a qualified Certified Public Secretary (CPS K).
  • A Master’s Degree will be an added advantage
  • At least 6 years practical work experience in a busy Public/ Private organization, 3 years of which should be in a senior management level.
  • Experience in a Banking/Financial/Commercial institution will be an added advantage.

    Job Specification (Expected Skills / Attributes)

    The incumbent will be required to possess the following attributes:

  • Must be analytical with good management skills and ability to work with minimum supervision.
  • Must be self-motivated with strong interpersonal skills
  • Must have strong influencing and negotiation skills
  • Knowledge of provisions of the Banking Act, Central Bank of Kenya, Capital Markets Authority, and The Companies Act
  • Knowledge of developments in legal practice and statutory amendments that are likely to have an impact on the Fund’s operations

    4. Chief Executive Officer

    Summary of Responsibilities

  • Under the general oversight of the Board of Directors, the Chief Executive Officer will be responsible for:
  • Providing leadership, selling and executing the overall business strategy of the Fund and implementing its strategic plan as well as programmes in support of the Funds strategic direction,
  • Formulating operational policies, their advocacy and entrenchment, as well as aligning the Fund’s objectives to the National goals as outlined in the Kenya’s Vision 2030.
  • Undertaking institutional risk management, design fund raising strategies for the Fund and negotiate with the government and development partners.
  • Provide leadership in the development of innovative initiatives; establish strategic partners (Both local and international), with specific emphasis on increasing pro - youth entrepreneurial investments and youth empowerment interventions.

    Specific Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide overall leadership and management of the operations of the Fund under the guidance of the Board.
  • Ensure compliance and implementation of Board policies.
  • Provide overall administration and coordination of the day to day affairs of the Fund
  • Responsible for product development and implementation
  • Oversee the design and marketing of the organization’s products, services and programmes.
  • Facilitate the preparation and implementation of annual work plans procurement plans, budgets, goals and objectives.
  • To prudently manage the Funds resources within those budget guidelines according to the organizational policies and government laws and regulations.
  • Ensure maintenance of effective External/Internal controls so as to safeguard the Fund’s assets and oversee the annual/quarterly or ad hoc financial audit processes as required in the financial audit processes.
  • Effectively manage the Fund’s human resources in line with the approved Human Resource policies and procedures that fully conform to current laws and regulations.
  • The CEO will also facilitate the adequate availability and development of the Human Resource.
  • Ensure that the Fund’s Vision. Mission, programmes, products and services are consistently presented in a strong, positive image to relevant stakeholders

    Personal Competencies

    Prospective applicants will be expected to demonstrate:

  • Sound personal attributes of leadership.
  • Tact, negotiation and decision making skills
  • Proven performance management/contracting skills.
  • Knowledge in quality management systems.
  • Good communication skills, presentation skills strong interpersonal, analytical, organizational and team leadership capabilities and high professional and ethical capability.
  • Should demonstrate high emotional intelligence.
  • Understanding of Public Sector, Fund Management and Devolution will be an added advantage
  • Demonstrate Leadership skills in Strategic Planning and Management

    Minimum Job Requirement, Education and work experience

  • A Bachelors and a Master’s Degree from a recognized university; in Business Administration, Strategic Management, Economics, Social Sciences and Finance.
  • Candidates must demonstrate their experience in Strategy Formulation and Implementation, Operation Management. Budgeting and Budgetary Control, Risk Management and Building Partnerships.
  • A minimum of 6 years progressive experience at a Senior Management position in a reputable organization in the public or private sector.
  • Thorough knowledge of Government Financial Management and Procurement Regulations, Policies and Procedures is necessary
  • Experience in Micro, Small and Medium Entrepreneurship Development and/or in a Development or Financial or Risk Management will be an added advantage.
  • Experience in Quality Management Systems.

    The prospective candidate shall provide evidence of compliance with the following: High integrity and meet the requirements of chapter 6 of the Constitution of Kenya 2010

  • Higher Education loan’s Board (HELB) clearance certificate
  • Certificate of Good Conduct (Criminal Investigation Department Clearance)
  • Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) tax compliance certificate
  • Ethics and Anti-corruption commission clearance certificate.
  • Credit Reference Bureaus clearance

    How to Apply

    If you believe you fit the required profile, please send your application, a detailed Curriculum Vitae and all relevant testimonials stating the current position, current remuneration, expected salary, email address and telephone contacts.

    All applications are also expected to quote the reference number on the envelope YEDF/CEO/1/2016 and provide postal, telephone and email contacts of three references.

    Applications should be received by 12th August 2016.

    All applications should be addressed to:

    The Chairman
    Youth Enterprise Development Fund
    P.O. Box 48610 — 00100
    Nairobi

    Youth Enterprise Development Fund is an equal opportunity employer.

    Potential male and female candidates with disabilities are encouraged to apply


    Gertrude’s Children’s Hospital Chief Executive Officer Job in Nairobi Kenya

    Job Vacancy: Chief Executive Officer

    Gertrude’s Children’s Hospital, Nairobi Kenya was founded in 1947, and is the longest established paediatric hospital in East and Central Africa. It is recognized as a leading children’s hospital on the continent.

    Gertrude’s has a unique strategic advantage across a range of services including inpatient and outpatient services, nutritional services, a child development centre, comprehensive care clinics and the Gertrude’s Institute of Child Health and Research.

    The hospital has 100 beds, 12 outpatient centres within Nairobi and its environs and it admits roughly 6,000 patients and 350,000 outpatients a year.

    The hospital is expanding into peripheral clinics to offer child health services, vaccination and primary care.

    In a competitive market, forming an early relationship with children and their families, having a well organised clinic, staffed with skilled and well qualified professionals is an important part of this strategy.

    Gertrude’s Children’s Hospital is looking for Chief Executive Officer who will manage the Hospital, including all related organizations and provide effective leadership white administering, directing and coordinating all activities of the Hospital toward the fulfilment of the Hospital’s values, mission, strategy, and the achievement of its annual goals and objectives.

    The Chief Executive Officer will report to the Board of Trustees, and will ensure clinical governance and compliance to local and national regulations.

    Qualifications

    The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated track record in managing large complex organisations, at least five years related experience with community healthcare facilities of similar size and structure preferred, a Master’s degree in the field of Healthcare Administration, Business Administration or Public Administration as well as a degree in Management or related field.

    For more information and to apply, please contact our Executive Search Partner, Career Connections on: gertrudesceo@careerconnectionsltd.com

    Deadline for application is Friday 5th August 2016.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


    Muthaiga Country Club Secretary Job in Nairobi Kenya

    Club Secretary

    Muthaiga Country Club opened in 1913 and has a rich history with its distinctive blend of comfort, culture and charm.

    It is located on fifteen acres of tropical gardens of Muthaiga, in Nairobi, Kenya.

    Muthaiga has an international reputation as one of the most distinguished and popular Members’ clubs on the African continent.

    The Club has been able to maintain its unique character, exclusivity and special heritage combined with contemporary offerings of accommodation, first class sporting and world class banqueting facilities.

    Muthaiga Country Club is looking for an experienced business leader who will take the Club into its next phase of extended services whilst maintaining high standards and traditions.

    The Club Secretary has full responsibility for the daily operations of the Club, ensuring effective executions of the business plan, maintaining the budgetary discipline as well as overseeing the efficient production of quality products and services.

    In addition, the Club Secretary is responsible for executing financial game-changing proposals to ensure the utilization of facilities.

    Qualifications, Experience and Background

    The ideal candidate will have at proven track record of leadership demonstrated by extensive managerial experience, a business related degree and an MBA or equivalent relevant business experience.

    For more information and to apply, please contact our Executive Search Partner, Career Connections on:

    mcc.clubsecretary@careerconnectionsltd.com Deadline for application is Friday 5th August 2016.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


    Gumbo & Associates Shared Services Manager, Accountant and Senior Associate Jobs in Kenya

    Can you do it all?

    Gumbo & Associates, a leading law firm in the region is looking to recruit for the following positions:

    1. Shared Services Manager

    The candidate should have working knowledge of law firms as well as experience in managing business operations such as human resources, administration, technology, facilities, finance and marketing.

    A background in law is an added advantage.

    2. Accountant

    The candidate should be comfortable with accounting software and IT generally, Internal Controls and multi-office dealings. CPA (K) and experience in a professional service firm is required.

    3. Senior Associate

    a. Commercial and Real Estate

    b. Dispute Resolution

    The candidate should have at least 5 years post admission experience in a competitive law firm.

    The positions entail some level of local and international travel.

    We will offer an attractive package to the successful candidates.

    If you are confident that you fit the bill, send your CV and a 1 page essay on why you are the best candidate for the position to recruitment@totallysorted.co.ke by 7th August, 2016 with the title of the position you are applying for as the subject


    Kisii University Registrar (Administration) and Legal Officer Jobs in Kenya

    Kisii University

    Re-Advertisement

    Kisii University. a leading public institution situated in South-Western Kenya obtained its Charter in 2013 under the Universities Act 2012.

    To give the institution a dynamic and strategic leadership, the University Council invites applications from suitably qualified and experienced persons with excellent credentials to fill the following positions:

    1. Registrar (Administration)

    Ref: KSU/R(A)/02/2016

    Academic and Professional Requirements

  • Holder of a PhD in a relevant field from a reputable University with a minimum of 3 years work experience, preferably in a University setting OR
  • Masters degree in a relevant field or its equivalent with 5 years’ work experience, preferably in a University setting.
  • Exemplary work performance.
  • Should be conversant with Modern Management Techniques including Information
  • Technology skills.
  • Be familiar with all matters in Human Resource, Planning and Finance as applicable in a University setting.
  • Ability and leadership skills to effectively co-ordinate the Administrative functions of the University.
  • Have a demonstrated evidence of good interpersonal relations, communication and negotiation skills.
  • Be of the highest ethical standards, integrity, accountability and professionalism and comply with Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the Management and Administration activities (HR and Material Resources) of the University, Staff Welfare, Appointments / Promotions, Council and University Management Board matters, Staff Discipline, Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBAs) among others.
  • Advise the University Management on all matters concerning Administration Activities of the University.
  • Responsible for the formulation and the implementation of the Divisional Work and Strategic Plan.
  • Any other duties that will be assigned to him/her.

    2. Legal Officer

    Ref: KSU/LO/03/2016

    Academic and Professional Requirements

  • Holder of a Bachelors Degree in Law from a recognized institution with 5 years’ work experience.
  • Should be an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya.
  • Should have a Current Law Practicing Certificate.
  • Should be conversant with Information Technology skills as relates to legal matters.
  • Exemplary work performance.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Handle and advise the University on all Legal Matters.
  • Assist contracted lawyer(s) in all court proceedings involving the University.
  • Attending court and briefing the University authorities on the development of cases.
  • Preparation of agreements and/or contracts for approval by relevant parties.
  • Ensuring that the University adheres to the laid down procedures and regulations in employee matters, disciplinary measures and any other matter which has legal implications.
  • Guide and assist the University Management Board/Council in the interpretation of all legal matters.
  • Any other duties that will be assigned to him/her.

    Additional Requirements for both positions

  • Knowledge of National Laws and Policies and Strategies Governing University Education and Planning in Kenya.
  • Applicants should obtain clearance from the Higher Education Loans Board (HELB), Ethics and Anti-corruption Commission (EACC), Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) and a Certificate of Good Conduct.
  • CPS Qualifications will be an added advantage.

    Mode of Application:

    Applicants must submit ten (10) copies of applications giving details of age, educational and professional qualifications, detailed work experience, present post and salary, applicant’s telephone number, email address, enclosing copies of testimonials and giving names and addresses of three (3) referees who are knowledgeable about the applicant’s competence and area of specialization accompanied with Curriculum Vitae.

    Applicants should request their referees to write directly to the undersigned.

    The applications and information from referees should reach the undersigned not later than Friday, 5th August, 2016.

    Those who had previously applied need not re-apply.

    The Vice Chancellor,
    Kisii University,
    P.O. Box 408- 40200,
    Kisii.

    Email Address: vc@kisiiuniversity.ac.ke

    Kisii University is an equal opportunity employer


    The Kenya Girl Guides Association (KGGA) Jobs in Kenya

    The Kenya Girl Guides Association (KGGA)

    The Kenya Girl Guides Association (KGGA) is a member organization of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS). KGGA is one of the largest youth Associations in Kenya.

    KGGA operates through a value based program and has a national membership of girls and young women representing every race, ethnicity, culture, class and religion in Kenya.

    We are looking to fill the position of Membership Officer who will be reporting to the Programme and Training Manager.

    1. Membership Officer

    Job Objectives: To support KGGA in provide opportunities {create environment, space and opportunities} for girls and young women to develop, exploit and utilize their fullest potential as leaders and responsible citizens of the world and ensure a growing membership.

    Key Tasks:

  • Develop and review budgets for the Association and for project proposals.
  • To manage, monitor and develop the process for recruiting members into Girl Guides
  • To plan and implement strategies that will enable KGGA to hit growth targets through improved recruitment processes
  • Develop exciting programmes to attract girls into Guiding
  • Develop a database to monitor membership data on a regular basis.
  • Work closely with the PR and Advocacy Officer raise the profile of KGGA
  • Any other work as may be assigned.
  • Undertake other duties as your line manager should require in keeping with the responsibility of the post.

    Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing
  • At least 5 years experience
  • Ability to work in a team or independently
  • Demonstration of creativity to achieve results using minimum resources
  • Strong oral, written and comprehension skills
  • Excellent software skills such as use of spreadsheets like excel, word, powerpoint, access.
  • Understanding of KGGA work
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Experience working with volunteers

    2. Programme and Training Manager

    Job Objectives: To apply expert knowledge of girls, girl issues, the Girl Guiding Experience, and the National Guiding Programmes to support volunteers and partners in delivering high-quality programme experiences to a growing number and diversity of girls.

    The Programme Manager will also be responsible to assist in researching and communicating potential funding sources for programme support.

    Key Tasks:

  • Responsible for Nation-wide and area programme events and Girl Guide program events that cannot be provided at local and regional level.
  • Develop programme, leader support and training, and programme opportunity participation and membership goals with the rest of the team under direction of the Executive Officer.
  • Implement, monitor and report outcome measurements for all programmes.
  • Generate and submit regular stakeholder reports in collaboration with the Finance team
  • Develop and mainstream M&E and quality management system in collaboration with the Finance team
  • Recruit, select, place, train, supervise, and evaluate qualified programme delivery volunteers to carry out programme implementation and develop new programmes based on needs of girls and guide leaders and National programme priorities.
  • Develop girl and adult membership through programme events, recruitment activities, and support of other mission delivery strategies.
  • Provide support and guidance to Trainers as they train new leaders.
  • Develop resource materials that help volunteers deliver quality program at the unit level.
  • Ensure the voice of the Girls is heard on issues they care about and provide support to empower them to change the world around them for the better
  • Support the development of a platform to empower girls and young women in Kenya to speak out and influence issues they care about enabling them build a better world while at the same being the voice of the girls and young women
  • Ensure high quality implementation of the Girl Guide Leadership Programme by collaborating with Volunteers to ensure that they understand the benefits of Guiding and know how to deliver the guiding programme.
  • Design innovative approaches in the area of program delivery and identify the need for additional National support.
  • Develop and manage budgets in collaboration with the Finance team to support programme delivery.
  • Market programme opportunities and information through the National Council and external publications/methods.
  • Collaborate with the fund development team to develop and implement fund raising strategies to support programme projects.
  • Ensure that all Programme operations are carried out in compliance with county, regional and National regulations and laws.
  • Establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with donors, members, volunteers, staff and community contacts.
  • Undertake other duties as your line manager should require in keeping with the responsibility of the post.

    Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent. Master’s degree is preferred.
  • At least 3 years experience in related field.
  • Commitment to the mission and goals of Girl Guiding.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills.
  • Detail oriented.
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple priorities, meet deadlines and produce results.

    How to Apply:

    Please submit a cover letter illustrating your suitability for the position together with a detailed CV to recruitment@kgga.co.ke by 1st August 2016.

    Indicate Programme and Training Manager in the Subject Line.

    Late applications or hard copies will not be considered.

    Please note: At no point in the entire recruitment process shall the candidate have to pay any money as a condition of engagement.

    Only shortlisted candidates will have their applications acknowledged.

    KGGA is an "equal opportunity organization" that is committed to hiring highly qualified individuals regardless of gender, religion, race, creed or marital status.


    KCB Jobs in Kenya

    1. Network Infrastructure Quality & Support Analyst

    Ref: IRC 647

    Reporting to Network Infrastructure Compliance and Planning Manager, the job holder will be required to provide technical support to Network Infrastructure service outages and service requests in line with business needs through integration, configuration, administration and management of Network Infrastructure elements across the Bank’s Enterprise Network while ensuring high availability and a secure data network for delivery of business services.

    Key Responsibilities:

  • Developing efficient methods for managing Network Infrastructure delivery assignments, deployments and resolutions.
  • Applying business/technical support concepts to perform Tier 3 (highest-level) technical support.
  • Supporting and review of Network Infrastructure Service Delivery (PSSD) framework and recommending improvements.
  • Analyzing and reviewing of Network Infrastructure delivery models, and implementation to achieve Cost and Energy efficient and effective goals.
  • Accurately managing Network Infrastructure assets inventory and firmware licensing compliance.
  • Gathering, analyzing, reviewing, categorizing and overseeing ticket assignments for technical support, insuring referral to appropriate level of services.
  • Implementing methodologies to improve first call resolution, managing customer perceptions, and building strong internal relationships.
  • Analyzing help desk performance through various statistical and reporting methods and implementing changes necessary to improve.
  • Escalating/assigning work appropriately.

    The Person:

    For the above position, the successful applicant should have the following:

  • Must have Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology from a recognized university on computer Science or related field
  • Must be a CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associates). Possession of additional IT certification e.g. ITIL, CCNP, CCVP, CCSP and COTIT, will be a definite advantage
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in Information Technology with hands on experience in Networking (Routing and Switching).
  • A minimum of 2 years working experience with IP telephony systems-(Telephony and Voice).
  • Good understanding of emerging trends in the industry and possible improvements in corporate data and voice networks.
  • Proven skills in configuring security perimeter firewalls, IPS systems, and advanced security configurations on Cisco Devices.
  • Demonstrate in depth understanding of troubleshooting skills and resolution of Network infrastructure issues.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the Bank’s IT Policy and Procedures
  • Strong networking and interpersonal skills
  • A results driven “team player”, personality with a willingness and ability to work in a dynamic working environment
  • Excellent planning and organizing skills
  • Excellent customer service

    2. Head of Program

    Ref: IRC978

    Reporting to the Group Chief Operating Officer (GCOO), this position is responsible for implementing an innovative digitally driven agriculture value chain program across Kenya and Rwanda aimed at extending the frontier of mobile banking to rural areas as well as targeting smallholder farmers, farmer producer organizations, pastoralists and associated value chain actors.

    The program will enhance financial inclusion and improve livelihood status of smallholder farmers and pastoralists.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Design and drive an effective strategy, business model and customer value proposition that focuses on building and deepening relationship with existing and new profitable agri-business customers.
  • Deliver in the inception phase a detailed program strategy and business plan within 3 months. As the project scales, manage effective program relationships with technical partners, consultants, donor and across KCB business units.
  • Provision of strong project leadership skills to manage the agro business portfolio, and be responsible for ensuring that the programs are implemented with sound managerial, technical, financial and human resources.
  • Deliver new and existing product development, customization and amendment for the chosen segment. Will also review product line utilization and income generation.
  • Manage key resources in agri-business development, digital finance, analytics and business intelligence, partnership development, knowledge management and capacity building in Kenya and Rwanda.
  • Provision of thought leadership on digital financial services and applied product innovation.
  • Implement effective governance and compliance controls to minimize segment risks including overseeing design, documentation and adherence to effective corrective and preventive measures and procedures. Monitor the operations of such procedures and ensure compliance with local, industry and global standards and regulations.
  • Track, monitor and report on program progress to various stakeholders.
  • Provision of expertise in the standards and orientation in the financial inclusion space.

    Qualifications and Requirements

  • Advanced degree in Business, Technology, Agribusiness or other relevant field.
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in technology and financial services related role at a strategic leadership level.
  • An entrepreneurial mindset to anchor all elements of the program both from a commercial and development perspective.
  • Should be an informed opinion leader and the go-to person in the agribusiness field and or value chains.
  • Have a deep understanding of mobile banking ecosystems and evolving innovation in Kenya and Rwanda.
  • Have a good grasp on innovations in leveraging data to create customer and business value in financial services.
  • Strong market orientation, entrepreneurial, financial analysis skills and innovative thinker.
  • Experience leading and managing high caliber multicultural teams, preferably some experience with managing remotely.
  • Track record of building and managing strong client and stakeholder relationships.
  • Experience managing complex, multi-disciplinary, and challenging field operations.
  • Demonstrated skills in problem solving, consensus building, and coordination of diverse stakeholders.
  • Knowledge of donor regulations and procedures preferred (added advantage).
  • Verbal and written fluency in English (French is an added advantage).
  • Demonstrated capacity to produce high quality reports and proposals.
  • Results driven with previous successful experience mentoring and building capacity of staff.
  • Proficiency in MS Office especially Excel and Power point.

    3. Director, Information Technology

    Job Ref: IRC976

    Reporting to the Group Chief Operating Officer (GCOO), this position is directly accountable for the management and oversight of the KCB Information Technology (IT) Division to provide a stable, robust and innovative ICT environment that enables and drives business, banking operations, seamless and exemplary customer experience across KCB.

    IT Division comprises of Banking (T24) and Non-Banking Systems Operations and Support, Enterprise Services (Infrastructure, Channel Management, and Application Development), IT Projects & Change Management, Enterprise Architecture, IT Service Delivery, Licenses, SLAs & Vendor Management, IT Risk & Security, Business Continuity Management & Disaster Recovery and Regional IT Support.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Lead and direct IT Division senior management, teams and staff.
  • In consultation with the GCOO, formulate IT business plans and strategies that are aligned to the KCB Group Strategy.
  • Manage and maintain IT systems, services and infrastructure in a manner that ensures sustained uptime, seamless and robust customer experience and support.
  • Formulate and or drive innovative IT initiatives, change and process improvement.
  • Proactively review IT strategies, plans and technologies in response to the operating environment and business challenges in a manner that supports and enables business and banking operations whilst optimizing costs and maximizing IT assets utilization.
  • Champion and propagate the KCB brand platform in the KCB IT Division and externally to the IT Division stakeholders, service providers and vendors (purpose, vision, mission, values, behaviors and promise).
  • Manage and maintain a robust monitoring, controls, business continuity, security, backup and recovery, governance and risk management environment in a manner that ensures adherence to external and internal statutory and regulatory standards, risk and compliance management.
  • Provide and maintain Status Reporting on IT systems, service delivery, incident management, IT Contracts & SLA compliance and fulfillment levels with substantive and concise key performance / risk indicators and tracking thereof. Preparation and presentation of management and board papers.
  • Procure IT systems, services technologies, infrastructure in line with KCB policy and governance requirements business strategy, plans.
  • Manage and maintain relationships with key/strategic stakeholders: KCB Group EXCO, managing directors, divisional directors, and heads of departments, statutory and regulatory authorities, key vendors, partners and service providers.

    Qualifications and Requirements

  • University Degree in Information Technology or Business related field. Relevant tertiary IT qualifications and or certifications. A Master’s degree in a relevant field will be an added advantage
  • Minimum of 8 years’ experience in IT management (preferably including IT in financial services), commercial banking operations, customer service, governance and controls with at least 6 years’ in senior to top management position.
  • Sound and working knowledge of core banking systems and technologies.
  • Track record of attaining targets of service delivery, project completion and change management in a large organization.
  • Operating knowledge of the trends of information technology (obsolescence and relevance) relating to banking & financial services on a regional and global level.
  • Understanding of statutory and regulatory requirements of IT governance and operations of East Africa.
  • Demonstrable cross-cultural, people and relationship management skills, team motivation and leadership competence.
  • Demonstrable ability to adapt and operate in a matrix management and reporting environment.

    4. Retail Banking Direct Sales Representatives

    Ref: IRC913

    Reporting to the Branch Manager, the Sales representatives will be responsible for acquisition of new business within the assigned Sales locations.

    The position is on contract terms for a period of 12 months.

    The Person

    This challenging opportunity to contribute to the growth of our business will involve the following:

  • Deliver set Sales targets in asset and liability for; SME, Personal Banking,
  • Advantage, Agent banking, Mortgage, Card, Micro Finance and Sahl products.
  • Provide excellent customer service.
  • Participate in product campaigns to ensure product information is readily available to customers.
  • Conduct door-to-door Direct selling
  • Seek customer feedback on bank products.
  • Provide regular Sales reports.

    Qualifications and Experience

    For the above position, the successful applicants should have:

  • A university degree from a recognized institution.
  • Must have a minimum Mean grade of C+ in K.C.S.E with a C+ in Mathematics and English.
  • Experience in sales or client relationship management will be an added advantage.
  • Age 26 years and below.
  • Excellent analytical and interpersonal skills.
  • A passion and commitment to quality service performance.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to meet stringent targets within defined deadlines.
  • Certificate of Good Conduct.

    How to Apply

    The above positions are demanding roles and the Bank will provide a competitive package for the right candidates.

    If you believe you can clearly demonstrate your abilities to meet the criteria given above, complete the Direct Sales Representative application form.

    Please email a completed application form to sales@kcb.co.ke.

    To be considered, your application must be received by 29th July, 2016.

    Only short listed candidates will be contacted.


    Save the Children Regional Procurement Officer Job in Nairobi Kenya

    Save the Children International is looking to recruit for the following positions:

    Job Title: Regional Procurement Officer

    Team / Programme: Logistics & Supply Chain / Operations - RPU

    Location: Nairobi

    Grade: 4

    Contract Length: 12 Months

    Child Safeguarding: Level 4 - either the role holder will have access to personal data about children and/or young people as part of their work; or they will be working in a ‘regulated’ position (accountant, barrister, solicitor, legal executive); therefore a police check will be required (at ‘standard’ level in the UK or equivalent in other countries).

    About us: For over 90 years, Save the Children has been making a difference in children's lives in more than 120 countries.

    We are the world's largest independent child rights organization, underpinned by a vision in a world in which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation.

    Our mission to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

    Save the Children is an organization for talented people with different backgrounds and perspectives. We are proud that our people are representative of the children we work with and we thrive on our diversity.

    We are an equal opportunity organization dedicated to our core values of Accountability, Ambition, Collaboration, Creativity and Integrity.

    Our culture is embedded in these values, along with a strong commitment to our Child Safeguarding Protocol, ensuring that all representatives of Save the Children demonstrate the highest standards of behaviour towards children both in their private and professional lives.

    Role Purpose: The Regional Procurement Officer will be responsible for Procurement, managing and developing the supplier base, and ensuring the efficient delivery of high quality goods and services to our country programmes.

    The role holder will be expected to respond to Procurement requirements, implement the regional procurement strategy which will effectively deliver business needs.

    The role holder will also be expected to support the specification and selection of Procurement tools, and to build and development of a high performing team.

    The role holder will be required to work with countries in East and Southern Africa Region (ESARO) to support their procurement strategies and to support in developing the sourcing strategy i.e. local, national and international procurement under the supervision of Regional Procurement Manager.

    Scope of Role:

    Reports to: Regional Procurement Manager

    Staff reporting to this post: None

    Role Dimensions: Regional remit, supporting region and country offices with procurement needs

    Key Areas of Accountability:

  • Carry out Procurement, ensure FWAs are in place, procurement is done in line with SCI procedures and compliant with all donor rules.
  • Support the RPM to conduct a review of the regional Procurement requirements and agree a procurement strategy in line with business needs through proactive stakeholder engagement.
  • Carry out Procurement for the RPU, delivering excellence through best practice, defined roles and responsibilities and performance management.
  • Build on and develop the supply base to ensure the capacity and flexibility to meet all of the regional requirements - both in “steady state” and “emergency response” situations.
  • Ensure good supplier relationship and proactively to ensure a high level of supplier performance.

    Contribute as a member of the team:

  • Create a culture of continuous learning where staff are encouraged and supported to grow and develop and are willing to be held accountable for their commitments.
  • Role model and support the development of a dual mandate organisational culture that reflects our values, promotes accountability and high performance and frees up our people to deliver outstanding results for children and excellent customer service for our members and donors.
  • Identify and support the creation of learning and development programmes for building capacity of procurement staff involved in supply chain management at all levels.
  • Work with country offices to develop strategic relationships and partnerships with companies and organisations which can support the improvement and enhancement of Save the Children procurement.

    Skills and Behaviours (SCI Values in Practice)

    Accountability:

  • holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
  • holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities - giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved.

    Ambition:

  • sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the same
  • widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
  • future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale.

    Collaboration:

  • builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters
  • values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
  • approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.

    Creativity:

  • develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • willing to take disciplined risks.

    Integrity:

  • honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity

    Qualifications: Degree level in Business, Procurement or Logistics and Supply Chain Management or similar level qualification from a recognised institution, CIPS qualifications and member or equivalent membership.

    Experience and Skills:

  • 3 years’ buyer experience in international procurement, with cross boarder logistics experience and contract/Framework management in complex situations.
  • Experience of implementing / significant knowledge of Procurement processes.
  • Proven ability to review demands and trends; to develop strategies to fill identified gaps.
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing and negotiation.
  • Experience of solving complex issues through analysis, definition of a clear way forward and ensuring buy in.
  • Commitment to Save the Children values.
  • Ability and willingness to change work practices and hours in the event of major emergencies including travelling at short notice and for extended periods of time.

    Desirable

  • Knowledge of key institutional donors and their compliance requirements in respect of Logistics and Procurement.
  • Medical Procurement knowledge / experience
  • Working knowledge of French is an advantage

    Additional job responsibilities: The job duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the post holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.

    Equal Opportunities: The post holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI Equal Opportunities and Diversity policies and procedures.

    Health and Safety: The post holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI Health and Safety policies and procedures.

    Application information

    If you are interested in this position, please email a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document to EA.recruitment@savethechildren.org with clear Subject heading for the position.

    We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

    Application closes 2nd August 2016

    We work with children, communities and governments all over the world and we believe in the right person for the job regardless of where you come from and how you identify yourself.

    We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to ensuring that only those who are suitable to work with children are considered for these posts.

    All successful applicants will therefore be required to complete a Police Check and must sign onto our Child Safeguarding Policy and organizational Code of Conduct.

    Disclaimer: Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through recruitment agents


    AFRAA Clerk of Works Job in Nairobi, Kenya

    Position: Clerk of Works

    Duty Location: Nairobi, Kenya

    The African Airlines Association (AFRAA) invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for the position of Clerk of works for a land development project it wishes to undertake in its Nairobi head-office, Kenya.

    The Clerk of works will oversee the quality and safety of work on the construction site, making sure that building plans and specifications are being followed correctly.

    The African Airlines Association (AFRAA) is a non-profit regional trade organisation whose membership comprises airlines registered in African States.

    It’s aimed at promoting the development of safe, reliable, economical and efficient air transport services to, from, within and through Africa and to foster closer commercial and technical cooperation among members.

    Overall Responsibilities

  • Perform regular inspections of the work on site, comparing completed work with drawings and specifications.
  • Measure work done in conjunction with contractor and validate these for purposes of valuation of project.
  • Measure and sample building materials to check on quality.
  • Recording results in site log book.
  • Identify defects and suggest corrective action.
  • Liaise with other construction staff, such as contractors, engineers and surveyors.
  • Monitor and report progress to construction managers, architects and clients.
  • Supervise the workforce on the building site during the project.

    Minimum Qualifications

  • BSc Civil Engineering or Diploma Civil Engineering from a recognized institution.
  • Experience in project management.
  • 5 Years’ experience in a busy construction environment.
  • Computer literate and proficient in using standard office computer software applications.
  • National of the Republic of Kenya with a successful track record.

    Competencies

  • High integrity
  • Ability to pay attention to detail
  • An in-depth knowledge of the construction industry
  • A sound knowledge of Building Regulations
  • Good organizational and project management skills
  • Good problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communication and negotiating skills
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to liaise with staff at all levels
  • A good level of fitness and a head for heights
  • Ability to meet targets and enforce strict deadlines from stakeholders
  • Sound interpersonal skills
  • Team player

    How to Apply

    Applications can be submitted either electronically or by courier and clearly marked "Confidential and Personal".

    i. Applications together with attachments, references and a motivation letter for the post should be sent electronically to: echingosho@afraa.org and CC: rmbugua@afraa.org

    ii. Applications via courier together with attachments, references and a motivation letter for the post should be addressed to:

    The Secretary General
    African Airlines Association
    AFRAA Building
    Off Mombasa & Red Cross Roads
    P. O. Box 20116 - 00200
    Nairobi, Kenya

    Application deadline: 29 July 2016

    The African Airlines Association (AFRAA) is an equal opportunity employer offering employment without regard to colour, religion or gender.

    Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted


    Consolidated Bank Jobs in Kenya

    1. Credit Administration Manager

    Job Purpose: Reporting to the Head of Credit, the successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring that all documentation relating to credit applications, letter of offer conditions are met prior to loans being disbursed and continued compliance thereafter with all conditions throughout the life of the credit. Additionally, they will also ensure that security documents are safely kept and are and remain perfected as required.

    Core Duties & Responsibilities

  • Issue letters of offer drawn as per terms and conditions of approval within Service Level Agreements.
  • Confirm that securities are perfected in all respects and all approval conditions are met before sanctioning disbursement.
  • Control and ensure safe custody of all security documents.
  • Timely and accurate preparation of credit reports to Management, the Board and Auditors.
  • Ensure accurate and timely processing of disbursement instructions.
  • Ensure that correct credit data is created in the system during disbursement.
  • Ensure up to date and proper maintenance of all credit files and folders.
  • Maintain a diary system to ensure that all covenants, credit documentation and collaterals are up to date in terms of insurance, rates, rents and revaluations.
  • Provide leadership and motivate Credit Administration staff.
  • Participate in product development and reviews to ensure efficient credit administration processes that prevent errors and risk crystallization.
  • Ensure Bank charges and commissions are recovered as per credit products with zero income leakages.
  • Participate in the regular review of the Credit Policy to ensure it captures any changes and development in business, Banking regulation and Legislation that affects lending.

    Qualifications and competencies

  • Holder of bachelor’s degree in Banking, Business Administration, Finance or related field from a recognized university. In the absence of the foregoing specific degrees experience in credit administration will be key.
  • Professional banking qualifications will be added advantage.
  • Minimum of five years’ experience in credit administration three of which should have been at a supervisory level or middle level management.
  • Strong knowledge of bank credit regulations and related accounting regulations.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to communicate at all levels internally and externally.
  • Strong analytical skills and keen eye for detail.

    2. Portfolio Officer

    Job Purpose: Reporting to the Head of Credit, the successful candidate will be responsible for managing the overall credit portfolio as relates to the quality of the portfolio on all customer segments.

    Core Duties & Responsibilities

  • Loan Portfolio Monitoring and Management.
  • Delivering high quality portfolio management reports to aid senior management in understanding risk trends and aiding in strategic decision making by business.
  • Statutory Reporting.
  • Proactively identify early warning signs of declining creditworthiness and work with Relationship Managers to ensure early intervention in order to minimize losses.
  • Monitoring of Exceptions in the loan portfolio to keep it within the Bank’s risk appetite.
  • Provide guidance to the Bank on policy requirements relating to portfolio management on existing and new credit products based on lessons learnt from daily monitoring and recommending changes or improvement in the credit policies.

    Qualifications and competencies

  • Holder of Bachelors degree in a Business related field, ICT or Computer Science.
  • Professional banking qualifications will be added advantage.
  • Experience in managing a credit portfolio of a commercial bank.
  • Above average proficiency in ICT especially excellent working knowledge of Ms.
  • Excel and Ms. Access and experience in working with management information systems.
  • Strong technical understanding of the banking regulatory environment.
  • Should demonstrate proactivity, precision and attention to detail.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to communicate at all levels internally and externally.

    3. Network Support Officer

    Job Purpose: Reporting to the Technical Services Manager, the successful candidate will be responsible for managing the development and maintenance of an efficient, reliable ICT infrastructure, networks (both LAN and WAN) and technical services support, including the optimum deployment and utilization of the client ICT resources.

    Core Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provide support on the configuration of ICT network systems and equipment; including hardware, peripherals, and software and ensure efficient performance and deployment of appropriate business and support services.
  • Manage outsourced IT service providers’ performance in accordance with the agreed KPIs as per the SLAs.
  • Manage the performance monitoring of ICT resources and perform advanced diagnosis and resolution of network infrastructure, software and hardware faults.
  • Install and configure computer hardware operating systems and applications; monitor and maintain computer systems and networks;
  • Troubleshoot system and network problems and diagnose and solve hardware or software faults and replace parts as required.
  • Provide support, including procedural documentation instructions to repair a fault or set up a system;
  • Support the roll-out of new applications.
  • Set up new users' accounts and profiles and deal with password issues;
  • Provide technical support for people using the network and day to day administration and monitoring of network use.
  • Provide up to date and consistently build specification and documentation for the core IT infrastructure and IT security infrastructure.
  • Manage LAN and WAN infrastructure, including telephony (IP, E1 and VOIP transport) QoS, and VPN and ensure regular LAN/WAN infrastructure upgrade.

    Qualifications and competencies

  • Holder of Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Science,
  • Telecommunications & Communication or any related field.
  • Professional technical qualification in CISCO, WAN/LAN technologies Or ITIL.
  • At least 3 years’ working experience in a busy commercial IT environment related to planning, design, development, implementation and maintenance of LAN/WAN.
  • Good understanding & ability to document business processes and workflows and their relationships to current and future software solutions.
  • Sound judgement and ability to apply technical expertise to resolve a range of issues/problems and provide technical guidance to the users.
  • Excellent communication, decision making, analytical, organizational and interpersonal skills.

    4. Network Systems Engineer

    Job Purpose: Reporting to the Technical Services Manager, the successful candidate will be responsible for planning, implementing and supporting the computer networks that support in-house voice, data, video and wireless network services.

    Core Duties & Responsibilities

  • Lead the establishment of the networking environment by designing system configuration, directing system installation, defining, documenting and enforcing system standards.
  • Design and implement new solutions and improve resilience of the current environment.
  • Maximize network performance by monitoring performance, troubleshooting network problems and outages, scheduling upgrades and collaborating with network architects on network optimization.
  • Undertake data network fault investigations in local and wide area environments.
  • Securing network systems by establishing and enforcing policies and defining and monitoring access.
  • Support and administer firewall environments in line with the Bank’s IT Security policy.
  • Report on network operational status by gathering and prioritizing information and managing projects.
  • Upgrading data network equipment to the latest stable firmware releases.
  • Remote support of on-site engineers and end users/customers during installation.
  • Remote troubleshooting and fault finding if issues occur upon initial installation.
  • Capacity management and audit of IP addressing and hosted devices within data centres.
  • Liaising with project management teams, third-line engineers and service desk engineers on a regular basis

    Qualifications and competencies

  • Holder of Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Computer Science or Information Technology related field.
  • Professional technical qualification as Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) is mandatory.
  • Specialist in IT/ Engineering background with competencies in Networking, Engineering, Power systems and good project management.
  • At least 5 years’ working experience with extensive networking and project management experience in planning, systems analysis, design, support and development of LAN/WAN infrastructure
  • Excellent leadership skills with demonstrated ability to lead or facilitate mission critical projects and to develop, participate in and lead multi-disciplinary work teams.
  • Excellent communication, decision making, analytical, organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Sound judgement and ability to apply technical expertise to resolve a range of issues/problems and provide technical guidance to the users.
  • Excellent communication, decision making, analytical, organizational and interpersonal skills.

    5. Internal Audit Officer

    Job Purpose: Reporting to the Head of Internal Audit, the successful candidate will be responsible for providing independent and objective assurance and consulting services designed

    Core Duties & Responsibilities

  • Conduct assurance reviews of the assigned banking operations and functional activities.
  • Evaluate the adequacy and effectiveness of the management controls over those operations.
  • Evaluate organizational units to ensure that they are performing their planning, accounting, custodial, risk management and control activities in compliance with applicable policies and procedures in a manner that is consistent with the bank’s mission and regulatory frameworks.
  • Assist/participate in the preparation of annual audit plan.
  • Plan and execute assigned engagements in accordance with accepted auditing standards.
  • Report engagement observation and make practical recommendations for corrective action to address unsatisfactory conditions, improving operations and reducing costs.
  • Perform special assignments as requested by management from time to time.

    Qualifications and competencies

  • Holder of a bachelor’s degree in Commerce, Finance, Accounting or Economics.
  • Professional qualifications such as CPA, ACCA or CISA.
  • Good communication and report writing skills.
  • Knowledge of IT auditing will be an advantage.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ working experience, 3 of which should have been in the banking industry.
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of banking practice

    6. Administration & Facilities Manager

    Job Purpose: Reporting to the Head of Operations & Central Processing, the successful candidate will be responsible for overseeing facilities planning and maintenance and the coordination of support services for the Bank.

    Core Duties & Responsibilities

  • Participate in architectural and engineering planning and design, including space and installation management.
  • Manage the implementation of the projects through progress monitoring, budgetary control by way of reviewing all bills against agreed work plans and budget lines and managing the performance of contractors.
  • Oversee construction and renovation projects to improve efficiency and ensure that facilities meet environmental, health, and security standards, and comply with government regulations.
  • Continually review and update the out-sourced service contracts, oversee the performance of the service providers and report to management as needed.
  • Ensure that the Bank’s premises meet health and safety requirements.
  • Direct and plan essential central services such as reception, maintenance, mail, archiving, cleaning, catering, transport, waste disposal and recycling.
  • Develop and maintain fire prevention and response systems, standards and procedures and oversee maintenance and update of fire equipment and security records.
  • Oversee and coordinate all property maintenance for the Bank’s building and facilities.
  • Oversee the organization and optimal utilization of office space and coordinate purchase, delivery and movement of major office equipment and furniture and fittings.
  • Work with relevant consultants on design, procurement and delivery of Bank’s activities.
  • Ensure compliance with statutory requirements of Bank properties in terms of rates and licences.
  • Carry out rental assessments to ensure the Bank obtains best returns on its property investments.
  • Ensure that properties and Bank assets are adequately insured.
  • Motivate and manage administration staff.

    Qualifications & Competencies

  • Holder of Bachelor’s degree in Land Economics, Building Economics or any other related field from a recognized university.
  • Experience in project management, interpretation of bills of quantities & architectural drawings and handling logistics with multiple contractors will be added advantage.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ working experience in facilities management and administration, 2 of which should have been in a leadership role.
  • Ability to think creatively and improve the efficiency of systems and projects within the Bank.
  • Excellent administrative, organizational and negotiation skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to communicate at all levels internally and externally.

    7. Information Security Manager

    Job Purpose: Reporting to the Head of ICT, the successful candidate will be responsible for securing enterprise information by designing, implementing, and enforcing security controls, safeguards, policies and procedures

    Core Duties & Responsibilities

  • Establish and oversee the Bank’s security architecture.
  • Establish and implement the Bank’s security documents (policies, standards, baselines, guidelines and procedures).
  • Spearhead a compliance program to achieve legal obligations and business goals by prioritizing initiatives and assessing the evaluation, deployment, and management of current and future technologies.
  • Ensure the confidentiality, integrity and availability of the data residing on or transmitted to/from/through enterprise workstations, servers and other systems and in databases and other data repositories.
  • Establish and maintain the Bank’s Business Continuity Plan and Disaster Recovery Plan.
  • Design and advise on security implementation of all new systems.
  • Supervise the design and execution of vulnerability assessments, penetration tests and security audits.
  • Manage the Bank’s Computer Security Incident Response Team.
  • Supervise identity and access management.

    Qualifications and Competencies

  • Holder of Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Science, Management Information Systems or any related field.
  • Professional Information Security qualifications as such Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) or Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA).
  • At least 5 years’ experience in Information Security, 2 of which should be in a leadership role.
  • Well versed in software, Hardware, Systems Administration, Network Technology.
  • Experience in enterprise security architecture design and security document creation.
  • Familiarity with Ms Windows, Unix, and Linux Operating systems.
  • Knowledge of Information Security Policies, Network Administration and Security, Firewall Administration, Network Protocols, Routers, Hubs, and Switches.
  • Experience in developing Business Continuity Plans and Disaster Recovery Plans.
  • Experience in designing and delivering employee security awareness training.
  • Strong understanding of IP, TCP/IP, and other network administration protocols.
  • Superior analytical, evaluative, and problem-solving abilities.
  • Excellent communication, decision making, analytical, organizational and interpersonal skills.

    8. Information Security Officer

    Job Purpose: Reporting to the Information Security Manager, the successful candidate will be responsible for identifying and assessing risks to IT infrastructure including: networks, computer installations, operating systems, remote access, and databases.

    Core Duties & Responsibilities

  • Recognize problems by identifying abnormalities and reporting violations.
  • Achieve system security operational objectives by contributing information and recommendations to strategic plans and reviews.
  • Implement an effective and efficient ICT environment that guarantees Networks and Systems security, and Data integrity.
  • Resolve problems; complete audits; identify trends; suggest system improvements and implement change.
  • Keep users informed by preparing and communicating system performance reports.
  • Protect computer assets by developing security strategies, directing system control development and access management, monitoring, control, and evaluation.
  • Bank wide review of security breaches as per policy guidelines.
  • Advise management by identifying critical ICT security issues and recommending risk-reduction solutions.

    Qualifications and competencies

  • Holder of Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Science, Management Information Systems or any related field.
  • Professional Information Security qualifications as such Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) or Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA).
  • Familiarity with Ms Windows, Unix, and Linux Operating, Databases and Virtualization technologies.
  • At least 3 years’ experience in an IT environment, 1 of which should be in a Security role.
  • Knowledge of Information Security Policies, Network Administration and Security, Firewall Administration, Network Protocols, Routers, Hubs, and Switches.
  • Experience in developing Business Continuity Plans and Disaster Recovery Plans.
  • Experience in designing and delivering employee security awareness training will be added advantage.
  • Excellent communication, decision making, analytical, organizational and interpersonal skills.

    How to apply:

    Interested and suitably qualified individuals should forward hard copies of their applications, enclosing copies of their academic and professional certificates, detailed CV indicating work experience, daytime contacts and addresses of 3 professionally relevant referees to reach the undersigned by Friday, 5th August 2016.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    The Head of Human Resources
    Consolidated Bank
    P.O. Box 51133 - 00200
    Nairobi

    Consolidated Bank is an equal opportunity employer.


    Homa Hills Community Development Organisation Jobs in Kenya

    HHCDO is currently seeking to fill the above positions; qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

    The successful candidates will be employed under the KARP project for remaining period of the current financial year.

    1. Data Manager

    This position assists the team in collecting and tallying required data for effective management of patients through the IQ care system.

    Duties

  • Data validation on careware and excel register sheets
  • Preparing of CDC quarterly report which is sent to Constella Futures
  • Regular data verification
  • Timely reporting of defaulters to the social worker on daily basis
  • Daily update of excel register sheets for patient regimen, CD4 and return dates
  • Involved as a lead member in the QA/QI committee
  • Make orders for medical forms used in the project i.e. Social demographic forms, initial evaluation forms, follow up forms, home visit forms, pharmacy forms and lab forms
  • Prepare and make reports to CRS Nairobi on both monthly and quarterly basis
  • In collaboration with clinicians, pharmacist, assist in tracing of clients’ files through the use of computer
  • Prepare and make reports to NASCOP on a monthly basis
  • Partake of relevant roles of the Lead Data Officer’s in his absence.
  • Your day to day duties will be supervised by the Lead Data Officer
  • Any other duty that may be assigned from time to time.

    Desired qualifications include;

  • Diploma in HMIS or IT
  • Experience with IQ care or HMIS system an added advantage
  • 2 years’ experience
  • Experience in a similar project is an added advantage

    2. HTC Counselor

    The position leads and assists the HIV/AIDS care and support team in the provision of counseling and testing services to patients.

  • Provide PITC services to all patients.
  • Provide professional support and mentorship to other health care workers in the provision of PITC.
  • Conduct sensitization for health care workers on HTC.
  • To provide various types of counseling which includes counseling for HIV testing, partner disclosure etc. and ensure follow up counseling in a welcoming and non-judgment atmosphere.
  • To provide ART and treatment adherence cancelling, positive leaving empowerment to control PL HIV.
  • Provide emotional support to all the clients as per need.
  • To provide STU counseling to the clients as well as their partners.
  • To assist the lab technologist in performing HIV testing at the health facility or HTC site on regular basis.
  • To conduct family testing through meetings and home visits for the appropriate clients if required.
  • Develop and keep continuous linkage with the referral service centres.
  • Keep regular communication with site coordinator and assist him/her in preparing progress monthly report.
  • Periodically participate in PT as required by NHRLs.
  • Maintain and understand confidentiality.
  • Have specific knowledge on stigma and discrimination related with HIV/AIDs, can work with disadvantaged and special population.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Good report writing skills.
  • Sound knowledge in MS word, excel, PowerPoint etc.
  • Must be flexible to work for long hours and at times over the weekends and holidays.
  • Flexible to handle duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.

    Desired qualifications include;

  • NASCOP counseling and testing certificate
  • Basic counseling skills
  • 2 years’ experience
  • Experience in a similar project is an added advantage

    Note

    All applications should be addressed to:

    The CEO
    HHCDO
    P.O.Box 760
    Homa Bay.
    Or Hhcdo80@gmail.com

    Deadline for submission: 28/07/2016.
    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


    Great Lakes University of Kisumu Senior Library Assistant and Library Assistant Jobs in Kenya

    Great Lakes University of Kisumu is a private chartered university offering degree programs in various disciplines including Health Sciences, Community Health, Humanity and Agribusiness among others.

    The University is looking for a highly motivated, qualified, experienced and reputable team player to fill the position of Senior Library Assistant and Library Assistant.

    Senior Library Assistant

    Key Responsibilities

  • Charging and discharging library information resources to users for various information needs.
  • Provision of quick reference and information services to users for effective use of library materials.
  • Organization of library stock (shelving and shelf reading) to facilitate identification and retrieval of information resources.
  • Processing and preparing reports of library overdue fines to ensure that the library overdue policy is enforced and up-to-date records are maintained.
  • Provision of library user education through orientation for new users to ensure effective use of library resources and to promote user information literacy
  • Verification of bibliographic details of library materials to ensure that the correct items are ordered.
  • Verification and physical processing of acquired information resources to ensure the correct orders are supplied. Cataloguing and classification of all library materials to ensure proper organization and retrieval of information.
  • Handle and assist both students and academic staff on the use and access to Electronic resources.
  • Perform any other duties assigned.

    Educational Qualifications and Professional Experience

  • Undergraduate degree in Library and Information studies from an accredited university.
  • At least years’ recent relevant professional experience preferably in a tertiary educational environment.

    Skills

  • Good customer service skills.
  • Problem solving skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Communication skills.

    Competencies

  • Must be computer literate.
  • Must be familiar with LCC.
  • Ability to work under minimum supervision.
  • Must be good in cataloguing and classification
  • Must be familiar with the use and access to e-resources.

    Library Assistant

    Requirements

  • A diploma in library and Information studies from a recognized institution .
  • At least 3 years’ experience in an academic library

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Performs circulation desk procedures, such as checking in and checking out
  • Materials, registering patrons and collecting fines.
  • Checks in deliveries of interlibrary loan materials.
  • Does typing and filing.
  • Processes, withdraws, repairs, or reconditions library materials.
  • Shelves library materials and reads shelves.
  • Sorts and routes mail.
  • Assists with library programs and displays.
  • Assist patron with ready-reference questions and reader advisory, bibliographic
  • Instruction and database searching.
  • Assists patrons with mechanical operations of library equipment.
  • Answers directional questions and refers patrons to appropriate personnel.
  • Performs other related work as required.

    Knowledge and Abilities

  • Working knowledge of library methods and procedures.
  • Ability to operate library machines properly.
  • Keyboarding and filing ability.
  • Working knowledge of English grammar and spelling.
  • Willingness to maintain skills in above mentioned areas through active participation in appropriate library skills.

    How to Apply

    Each application shall be accompanied by a detailed Curriculum Vitae, copies of relevant academic and professional certificates, National Identity Card or passport, Testimonials and other relevant supporting documents.

    Applications should be addressed to the Vice Chancellor, Great Lakes University of Kisumu, Main Campus, Off Miwani Road, P.O. Box 2224-40100 Kisumu.

    All applications shall clearly be marked “Application for the position of Senior Library Assistant and Library Assistant.”

    and

    Send electronic copies of credentials in PDF format by email to recruitment@gluk.ac.ke.

    Applications must be submitted on or before 29th July 2016.

    GLUK is an equal opportunity employer: Women, marginalized and persons living with disability are encouraged to apply. “ Only short listed candidates will be contacted”


    AIC Kijabe Hospital Biomedical Engineering Assistant Manager Job in Kenya

    Re-Advertisement: Biomedical Engineering Assistant Manager

    Purpose of the Position: Reporting to the Maintenance and Operations Manager, the main purpose of this position is to liaise with the section in-charges to ensure smooth hospital operations through proper maintenance of medical machines and equipment.

    Skills and Personal Qualities:

  • Must be a born again Christian with a lifestyle of service and discipleship
  • Shown high level of leadership and supervisory skills
  • Good interpersonal and teamwork skills.
  • Has a self driven personality, polite and high integrity level.
  • Minimum Acceptable Qualifications and experience:
  • Diploma Medical Engineering from a reputable Institution
  • At least three years of working experience
  • Computer skills

    If you meet the above specifications, send your application letter stating how your experience matches the specifications and CV with position as the subject matter via Email: recruit.kijabe@gmail.com on or before 3rd August 2016.

    Do not attach certificates

    Only short listed candidates will be contacted


    Wananchi Group Cable Sales Team Leader Job in Mombasa Kenya

    Wananchi Group (K) Ltd

    Job Title: Cable Sales Team Leader

    Position Reporting to: Sales Manager

    Job Purpose / Summary: Responsible for the development and performance of all sales activities in assigned market.

    Establishes plans and strategies to expand the customer base in the marketing area and contributes to the development of training and educational programs for Sales Teams

    Key Roles:

  • Prepare plans and viable strategies for achievement of cable sales targets
  • Act as first line for management of team issues and discipline cases
  • Monitor the performance of the team assigned and recommend changes if any
  • Escalate any market related matters to the Sales Manager
  • Compile daily, weekly and monthly reports on team performance ,sales pipelines
  • Managing team leads monitoring conversion of all sales opportunities
  • Meet node penetration targets
  • Meet monthly sales target
  • Retaining existing clients to develop repeat business relationships and maximize revenue potential from these clients
  • Ensuring the capture ,input, and update of all clients and prospect data information on Wincable
  • Performance management of the Sales team activities by setting annual objectives and targets, monitor and review individual performance and manage appraisals through the performance review processes
  • To lead, develop and motivate the Sales team and liaise with sales training coordinator to ensure that the team assigned is continuously trained and motivated
  • Collect ,analyses and communicate market and competitor intelligence for business improvement
  • Development of sales agents for improved sales performance

    Key Performance Indicators:

  • Achievement of the monthly sales targets as provided
  • Achievement of the monthly node penetration target set for assigned territory
  • Generation of leads and collection of the information to qualify the leads
  • Ability to drive performances whilst delivering results
  • Selling a recommendation mix products/packages
  • An excellent team builder and motivator who will thrive on working closely with the team to achieve set targets
  • Strong planning ,organizing and networking skills

    Qualifications & Work Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Sales & Marketing
  • Prior experience in Sales team leadership role for at least 2 yrs.
  • Certificate of good conduct
  • Clean driving license
  • Analytical and excellent communication skills both written and oral
  • Good report generating skills
  • Ability to work within deadlines

    How to Apply

    Interested and qualified candidates to submit their application including a detailed CV,day time telephone contact to recruit@ke.wananchi.com with a subject line Cable Sales Team Leader - Mombasa on or before 31st July 2016.

    Wananchi Group is an equal opportunity employer and will offer competitive remuneration and benefits to the right candidate.

    Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

    Note: Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.


    International Medical Corps Nutritionist Job in Garissa County, Kenya

    International Medical Corps

    Job Title: Nutritionist (1) - Garissa County

    Scope of Work – Essential Duties

  • Provide technical support to Ministry of Health in the implementation of quality Nutrition interventions at the community level
  • Promote and support training of the Health workers and nutritionist and build the capacity of all the Nutrition partners based on the mapping and understanding of available capacity
  • In close collaboration with Nutrition program manager link and cooperate with the MOH and partners in joint supportive supervision activities and ensuring quality nutrition data reporting, according to MOH standard requirements
  • Ensure that the Nutrition interventions are in line with existing policy guidance, technical standards, and relevant Government strategies
  • Advocates the mainstreaming of nutrition in county Programming frameworks such as CIDP, CHSSP as well as relevant national programmes
  • Support community level interventions and liaise with community strategy focal and CHEWs in promotion of health and nutrition messaging through community units and other key community influencers
  • Represent International Medical Corps in sub county health and nutrition meetings and maintain good working relationship with partners at the county and national level
  • Identify core advocacy concerns, including resource requirements, and contribute key messages to broader advocacy initiatives for the county
  • Provide written reports and discuss with program managers on the Nutrition performances , main challenges and lessons learnt
  • Participate in compilation of quality programme documents, reviews (proposals, monthly and quarterly reports, briefs, lessons learning and case studies)
  • Supporting planning, M&E, and logistic systems with regards to nutrition activities.
  • Support in the development of the project’s SBCC, community level activities and communications content materials in close collaboration with key actors in the county.
  • Strengthen integration of nutrition component into other sectors as appropriate
  • Assist in monitoring the nutrition situation in the County, including participating in nutrition assessment and surveillance as required.
  • Support in Developing an exit, or transition, strategy for establishing effective MOH coordination and implementation strategy

    Personnel Qualifications

  • Must have a Minimum qualification of Degree in nutrition and /or proven technical and administrative skills
  • Registered with the relevant professional body.
  • At least over 2 years working with NGOs/ UN agencies in complex emergency context.
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience working in emergency nutrition program in a limited resource setting.
  • Strong negotiation and representational skills.
  • Excellent team building, interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Experience in nutritional surveillance, report writing, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Computer literate

    Qualified and interested candidates to submit applications BY E-MAIL ONLY which should include:-

    (1) Application Letter;

    (2) Current C.V. with telephone number and e-mail address;

    (3) Three referees with contact telephone numbers and e-mail addresses not later than 29th July 2016 to kenyajobs@internationalmedicalcorps.org.

    Please put the Job title as the subject.

    Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

    Based on the urgency of the filling the position shortlisting will be an ongoing process.


    Kaimosi Friends University College Jobs in Kenya

    Kaimosi Friends University College

    Institutional Profile

    Kaimosi Friends University College (KAFUCO) was gazetted on May 22nd, 2015 as a Constituent College of Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology (MMUST). The University College is located in Vihiga County.

    In pursuit of its mission to provide quality training , research and innovation to meet the needs of a dynamic society and envisaged expansion of infrastructure, student population and academic programmes, applications are invited from qualified candidates to fill the academic positions indicated below:-

    Academic Staff Positions

    School of Educationa& Sociol Studies

    1. Lecturer/Tutorial Fellow (Religion) Grade 12/11 AC/07/01/16 (2 posts)

    2. Lecturer/Tutorial Fellow (Geography) Grade 12/11 AC/07/02/16 (2 posts)

    3. Lecturer/Tutorial Fellow (History) Grade 12/11 AC/07/03/16 (2 posts)

    4. Lecturer/Tutorial Fellow (Social Work) Grade 12/11 AC/07/04/16 (2 posts)

    5. Lecturer/Tutorial Fellow (Criminology) Grade 12/11 AC/07/05/16 (2 posts)

    6. Lecturer/Tutorial Fellow (Literature) Grade 12/11 AC/07/06/16 (2 posts)

    7. Lecturer/Tutorial Fellow (English) Grade 12/11 AC/07/07/16 (2 posts)

    8. Lecturer/Tutorial Fellow (French) Grade 12/11 AC/07/08/16 (2 posts)

    9. Lecturer/Tutorial Fellow (Kiswahili) Grade 12/11 AC/07/09/16 (2 posts)

    10. Lecturer/Tutorial Fellow (Quantitative Skills) Grade 12/11 AC/07/10/16 (2 posts)

    11. Lecturer/Tutorial Fellow (Educational Planning)Grade 12/11 AC/07/11/16 (1 post)

    12. Lecturer/Tutorial Fellow Grade 12/11 AC/07/12/16 (2 posts)

    (Curr & Instruction in Languages/Social Sci.)

    13. Lecturer/Tutorial Fellow (Educ. Foundations) Grade 12/11 AC/07/13/16 (2 posts)

    14. Lecturer/Tutorial Fellow (Educ. Psychology) Grade 12/11 AC/07/14/16 (1 post)

    15. Lecturer/Tutorial Fellow Grade 12/11 AC/07/15/16 (1 post)

    (Disaster Mgt & International Diplomacy)

    School of Business& Economics

    1. Lecturer/Tutorial Fellow (Economics) Grade 12/11 AC/07/16/16 (2 posts)

    2. Lecturer/Tutorial Fellow (Accounting) Grade 12/11 AC/07/17/16 (1 post)

    3. Lecturer/Tutorial Fellow (Finance) Grade 12/11 AC/07/18/16 (2 posts)

    4. Lecturer/Tutorial Fellow (Human Res & Mgt) Grade 12/11 AC/07/19/16 (1 post)

    School of Science

    1. Lecturer/Tutorial Fellow (Chemistry) Grade 12/11 AC/07/20/16 (1 post)

    2. Lecturer/Tutorial Fellow (Botany) Grade 12/11 AC/07/21/16 (1 post)

    3. Lecturer/Tutorial Fellow (Zoology) Grade 12/11 AC/07/22/16 (1 post)

    4. Lecturer/Tutorial Fellow (Physics) Grade 12/11 AC/07/23/16 (1 post)

    5. Lecturer/Tutorial Fellow (Information Tech.) Grade 12/11 AC/07/24/16 (2 posts)

    6. Lecturer/Tutorial Fellow (Mathematics) Grade 12/11 AC/07/25/16 (2 posts)

    7. Lecturer/Tutorial Fellow (Statistics) Grade 12/11 AC/07/26/16 (1 post)

    8. Lecturer/Tutorial Fellow (Agric. Economics) Grade 12/11 AC/07/27/16 (1 post)

    9. Senior Technician III ( Physics) Grade 8 AC/07/28/16 (1 post)

    10. Senior Technician III ( Chemistry) Grade 8 AC/07/29/16 (1 post)

    11. Senior Technician III ( Biology) Grade 8 AC/07/30/16 (1 post)

    Application Mode

    Interested and suitably qualified individuals should forward their applications enclosing relevant academic and professional certificates, detailed and updated curriculum vitae with day time telephone contact in ten (10) copies each to the Deputy Principal (Administration, Planning& Finance) as shown below.

    They should also give three (3) referees one of whom must be their present Supervisor/Head of Department. Applicants are to clearly indicate the advert reference number of the position of interest on the envelope.

    Applicants are advised to request their referees to write letters of reference directly to the address below to be received by the deadline.

    Those wishing to apply may submit their application to the office of the Deputy Principal (Administration, Planning & Finance) personally or post to the address below so as to reach him not later than 29th July, 2016.

    A soft copy (one running pdf file) of the application must also be sent by e-mail to dpafp@kafuco.ac.ke.

    Terms of Service

    Appointments will be offered on contract subject to renewal. Other terms and conditions of service shall be communicated to successful applicants upon appointment.

    For a detailed job description and mode of application, please visit our website: www.kafuco.ac.ke

    Deputy Principal (Administration, Planning & Finance)
    Kaimosi Friends University College,
    P. O. Box 385 – 50309,
    KAIMOSI-Kenya

    General Requirements for Advertised Vacancies

    Lecturer

    i. An earned PhD or equivalent degree qualification in the relevant field from an accredited and recognized university; and be registered or registerable with the relevant professional body (where applicable)

    OR

    A Master’s degree in the relevant field from an accredited and recognized university (in special cases) with at least three (3) years teaching at university level or in research or in industry ; and

    ii. A minimum of 24 publication points, of which at least sixteen(16) should be from referred journal papers; and

    iii. registered with the relevant professional body (where applicable)

    Tutorial Fellow

    i. A Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree qualification from an accredited and recognized university in the relevant field,

    ii. Be a registered PhD candidate.

    iii. Be registered with the relevant professional body(where applicable)

    Senior Technician III

    Applicants should have Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant subject OR Higher National Diploma in relevant area with three (3) years working experience OR Diploma in relevant area with nine (9) years working experience three (3) of which as Technician Scale VII or its equivalent and must be ICT literate.


    Kenyatta University Jobs in Kenya

    Kenyatta University seeks to recruit competent and dedicated applicants to fill up the following positions: 1.School of Humanities and Social Sciences

    I. Department of Foreign Languages

    Lecturer - Japanese Languages.

    Qualifications:

  • PhD Degree in a relevant area from a recognized university.
  • Masters degree in Linguistics and Foreign Language Education with a bias in Japanese Language.
  • Experience in Teaching a Foreign Language to non-native speakers in a recognized institution of higher learning.
  • Recognition in Japanese language proficiency.

    II. Department of Kiswahili

    Tutorial Fellows

    Qualifications:

  • Masters Degree in Kiswahili from a recognized University.
  • Willing to pursue a PhD. Degree.
  • PhD. registration will be an added advantage.

    III. Department of Literature

    Tutorial Fellows

    Qualifications:

  • Masters Degree in Literature from a recognized University.
  • Willing to pursue a PhD. Degree.
  • PhD registration will be an added advantage.

    2. School of Environmental Studies

    Department of Environmental Planning and Management

    I. Senior Lecturer

    Qualifications:

  • PhD. Degree in Environmental Planning and Management – Urban & Regional Planning, any other relevant field from a recognized University.
  • At least five (5) years of University teaching, three (3) of which as full-time Lecturer.
  • At least three (3) articles in refereed Journals since being appointed Lecturer
  • Successful supervision of at least three (3) Masters Students.
  • Evidence of applying for a grant either individually or as a group since being appointed as Lecturer.
  • Evidence of good quality teaching.
  • Evidence of attendance and contribution at learned conferences, seminars or workshops.

    II. Lecturer

    Qualifications:

  • PhD Degree in Environmental Planning and Management, urban & regional planning, or any other relevant field.
  • University teaching experience.

    3. School of Medicine

    Department of Medical Laboratory Science.

    1. Lecturer - Haemology and Blood Tranfusion.

    Qualifications:

  • PhD. Or M.Med in a relevant field from a recognized University.
  • BSc. In Medical Laboratory Science or Biological Sciences from a recognized University.

    OR

  • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery.
  • Registered by the Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board or Kenya Medical Technicians and Technologist Board
  • University teaching and/or research experience

    2.Lecturer – Human Pathology/ Anatomy.

    Qualifications:

  • PhD or M.Med Degree in a relevant discipline from a recognized university.
  • Registered by the Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board and have specialist recognition.
  • University teaching and/or research experience.

    3. Lecturer – Epidemiology and Statistics/Biostatistics.

    Qualifications:

  • PhD or M. Med. in the relevant discipline from a recognized university
  • University teaching and/or research experience
  • BSc. in Medical Laboratory Science, public Health or Biological sciences from a recognized university.

    4. Tutorial Fellow.

    Qualifications:

  • MSc. in Infectious Diseases Immunology or Virology option, from a recognized university.
  • BSc. in Medical Laboratory Science from a recognized university.
  • Registered by Kenya Medical Technicians and Technologists Board.
  • Prepared to pursue a PhD Degree in the area of specialization.

    5. Technician – Grade A/B.

    Qualifications:

  • Diploma in Medical Laboratory Science from a recognized Institution.
  • Registered by Kenya Medical Laboratory Technicians & Technologists Board.
  • At least two (2) years relevant work experience in a busy Teaching, Research or relevant institution.
  • Computer literate.

    6. School of Pure Applied Sciences.

    Department of Zoological Sciences.

    Mombasa Campus

    1. Lecturer

    Area of Specialization: Ecologg

    Qualifications:

  • PhD. Degree in the relevant field from a recognized University, in the above area of specialization.
  • University teaching experience.

    2. Technician – Grade A/B.

    Qualifications:

  • Diploma in Aquatic Sciences from a recognized institution.
  • KCE Division III/ KCSE Mean Grade C (plain) and above
  • At least two (2) years relevant work experience in an educational institution.
  • Computer Literate.

    Kitui Campus

    1. Lecturer

    Area of Specialization: Ecologg

    Qualifications:

  • PhD Degree in the relevant field from a recognized University, in the above area of specialization:
  • University teaching experience.

    2. Tutorial Fellows

    Area of Specialization: Parasitology

    Qualifications:

  • MSc. Degree in the relevant field from a recognized University, in the above area of specialization.
  • PhD registration is mandatory.

    3. Technician – Grade A/B.

    Qualifications:

  • Diploma in Animal Ecology from a recognized institution
  • KCE Division III/ KCSE Mean Grade C (plain) and above
  • At least two (2) years relevant work experience in an educational institution.
  • Computer Literate.

    Main Campus

    1. Tutorial Fellows

    Areas of Specialization:

    - Physiology.

    -Entomology Sciences.

    Qualifications:

  • MSc. Degree in the relevant field from a recognized University, in the above area of specialization:
  • To be a registered PhD student

    2. Technician – Grade A/B.

    Areas of Specialization:

    -Aquatic Sciences.

    -Ecology.

    -Immunology.

    -Physiology.

    -Entomology Sciences.

    Qualifications:

  • KCE Division III/ KCSE Mean Grade C (plain) and above
  • Diploma in the relevant area of specialization from a recognized institution.
  • At least two (2) years relevant work experience in an educational institution.
  • Computer Literate.

    7. School of Education.

    Department of Educational Management, Policy and Curriculum Studies.

    7.1. Associate Professors.

    Qualifications:

  • PhD. Degree in the following areas of specialization:
  • Educational Management.
  • Educational Planning or Economics of Education.
  • At least eight (8) years of University teaching, four (4) of which as full-time Senior Lecturer.
  • Successfully supervised at least four (4) Masters Students and one (1) PhD. student, since being appointed Senior Lecturer.
  • At least four (4) articles in refereed journals since being appointed as a Senior Lecturer.
  • Evidence of successfully applying for a grant either individually or as a group since being appointed as a Senior Lecturer.
  • Evidence of active participation in departmental activities and good quality teaching.
  • Evidence of attendance and contribution at learning conferences, seminars and workshops.

    7.2. Tutorial Fellows.

    Qualifications:

    Masters Degree in Education from a recognized university, in the following areas of specialization:

    -Educational Management.

    -Curriculum Studies.

    -Educational Planning / Economics of Education.

    -Bachelors Degree in Education.

    -Registration for PhD. Degree in the specified area is mandatory. (Attach Evidence)

    8. School of Hospitality and Tourism.

    Department of Hospitality Management.

    8.1. Senior Lecturers

    Qualifications:

  • PhD degree in Hospitality Management or related field from a recognized university.
  • At least five (5) years of University teaching, three (3) of which as full-time Lecturer.
  • At least three (3) articles in refereed Journals since being appointed Lecturer
  • Successful supervision of at least three (3) Masters Students.
  • Evidence of applying for a grant either individually or as a group since being appointed as Lecturer.
  • Evidence of active participation in departmental activities and good quality teaching.
  • Evidence of attendance and contribution at learned conferences, seminars or workshops.

    8.2. Lecturers

    Qualifications:

  • PhD degree in Hospitality Management or related field from a recognized university.
  • Full time University teaching experience as a Tutorial Fellow or as an Assistant Lecturer for at least three (3) years

    8.3. Tutorial Fellows

    Qualifications:

  • Masters Degree in Hospitality Management or related field from a recognized university.
  • Willing to pursue a PhD Degree in the area of specialization.

    8.4. Technician - Grade C/D

    Qualifications:

  • Higher National Diploma (HND) or Bachelors Degree in Hospitality Management or related field from a recognized institution.
  • KCE Division II/ KCSE Mean Grade C+ (Plus) and above
  • Computer literate.
  • At least three (3) years work experience in a busy organization.

    Terms of Service:

  • For teaching positions above Tutorial Fellow, employment will be on permanent and pensionable terms.
  • Tutorial Fellows are employed on one (1) year renewable contract, to the maximum of three (3) years.
  • The applicants should provide full details of educational and professional qualification, work experience, present post and salary, applicant’s telephone number and e-mail address.
  • Copies of certificates and testimonials should also be enclosed giving the names and addresses of three (3) referees who are conversant with the applicant’s competence in area of specialization.

    Applicants and Referees should write directly to:

    Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration)
    Kenyatta University
    P. O. BOX 43844 – 00100
    NAIROBI

    Applications and letters from the referees should be received not later than, 3rd August 2016.

    Enquiries:

    For details related to job specifications and general requirements, kindly visit our website:www.ku.ac.ke

    Kenyatta University is an equal opportunity employer and canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

    Women and persons with disability are encouraged to apply.

    9. Transport Manager – Grade 12.

    This is a responsible position which calls for a person of integrity, honesty, good interpersonal skills and ability to be a team leader.

    Applicants must be holders of a Masters degree in Management or Administration or equivalent from a recognized university.

    They should also be in possession of a certificate in Transport Management or equivalent from a reputable institution. In addition applicants must have the following:

  • Post qualification training in Transport Management
  • At least five (5) years’ experience in supervisory position in a busy transport department.
  • Conversant with computerized fleet management system.
  • Valid driving license.

    Candidates with first degrees in the relevant field who have been Transport Officers/Managers for at least eight (8) years in an organization with a large fleet of vehicles will also be considered.

    The successful candidate will be responsible for administration of transport department, maintenance of university vehicles, management of fleet and staff records, scheduling and departmental budget.

    Terms of Service:

    The successful candidate will be offered two (2) years renewable performance-based contract and a generous remuneration.

    The applicants should provide full details of educational and professional qualification, work experience, present post and salary, applicant’s telephone number and e-mail address.

    Copies of certificates and testimonials should also be enclosed giving the names and addresses of three (3) referees who are conversant with the applicant’s competence in area of specialization.

    Applicants and Referees should write directly to:

    Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration)
    Kenyatta University
    P. O. BOX 43844 – 00100
    NAIROBI

    Applications and letters from the referees should be received not later than, 1st August 2016.

    Kenyatta University is an equal opportunity employer and canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

    Women and persons with disability are encouraged to apply.


    Steers Security Guard Job in Kenya

    Job Title: Security Guard

    Reports To: Surveillance Manager / Security Manager

    Job Summary: The job holder is responsible for safeguarding, patrolling and monitoring any theft or suspicious movements or activity in the unit.

    Responsibilities

  • Ensure that the assigned unit is safe and secured from any sort of contingencies and acts of violence
  • Keenly observe each and every person entering the premise and to keep an eye on idlers
  • Ensure safety of the premise as well of both sit-in and ordering customers in the unit
  • Prevent the entry of unauthorized people and prohibited articles into restricted areas
  • To conduct routine checks inside the building each day and report any unusual occurrences
  • To report all the suspicious acts happening in the premises to the relevant authority
  • Answer the emergency alarms with immediate effect, and to inform the respective department right away

    Minimum qualifications

  • Must have a minimum of tertiary education certificate
  • Must have security knowledge and at least 1 year experience in manning a busy business unit
  • Preferably with NYS or Security Firm training
  • Must have a valid certificate of good conduct
  • Must be a fast thinker and keen to details

    If you are interested in the position and have the skills and talents we are looking for, Please send a copy of your updated resume, salary and benefits to jobs@steers.co.ke with the job title SECURITY GUARD as the subject by 1st August 2016.

    Only successful candidates will be contacted.


    Hoggers Limited Assistant Brand Manager Job in Kenya

    Hoggers Limited is a leading food service retailer in Kenya.

    Our brands in Kenya include Steers, Debonairs and Ocean Basket.

    We would like to recruit an Assistant Brand Manager.

    Job Description Summary: The Assistant Brand Manager position is responsible for the Marketing and brand building function that includes but not limited to, analysis and planning on how the brand is positioned in the market, the targeted clients and maintaining a desired reputation of the brand.

    This position is also responsible for management of the company's Key accounts by creating long term relationships with the portfolio of assigned clients.

    The Account Manager serves to understand the customer's needs, plan how to meet these needs, and generate sales for the company as a result.

    Responsibilities

    Account Management

  • Serving as the primary contact between the company and its corporate and large individual customers.
  • Tracking sales to Key Accounts and ensuring that these sales, both in terms of number of customers, and volume of orders are increasing.
  • Maintaining relationships with existing customers via monthly check-ins and quarterly meetings.

    Sales

  • Ensuring that all key accounts have full awareness of our menu, new products, and promotions.
  • Development of corporate friendly menus that positions our brands as the best office meal solution in the market.
  • Providing menu suggestions, quotations, order confirmation, order follow up, and payment follow up for all key accounts.

    Brand Management and Marketing:

    Developing and executing a 6-month marketing and promotion plan for each brand. This plan should include plans for each of the following:

  • New products every 2 months
  • New promotions every 2 months (off cycle with the above)
  • Monthly web site updates.
  • Daily updates on social media
  • Monthly Tracking and Reporting on each of the following:
  • Performance of promotions and new products
  • Impact of marketing campaigns
  • Web site statistical analysis
  • Social media statistical analysis
  • Evaluation and understanding of emerging advertising opportunities including print, events, online, outdoor, etc.

    Responsibility over all artwork and signage, including briefing, design evaluation, getting necessary GM and Franchisor Approvals, printing, and installation.

    Monthly inspection of all intellectual property in all branches to ensure quality and compliance. This includes POS materials, posters, menu boards, and uniforms.

    Sourcing for and distribution of Brand Novelty items e.g. Branded Umbrellas, Mugs and Pens.

    Organizing and attending events/ Brand Activation Campaigns.

    Monitoring competitor activity/researching the market and related products

    Maintaining and updating Customer Databases

    Coordinating the Company's Corporate Social Responsibility activities.

    Minimum Requirements

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing or Business related field from an accredited University.
  • Professional experience in marketing preferably in brand management for at least 1 year.
  • Excellent Communication and Public Relations skills.
  • Strong understanding of market dynamics.
  • Creative and able to be innovative, proactive and to work under pressure
  • Able to make follow up and expand market opportunities for the company.
  • Flexible and able to manage duties assigned to him/her diligently.
  • Work efficiently with minimum or no supervision.
  • Good computer skills.
  • A person of high integrity.
  • Must have a valid certificate of good conduct.

    How to Apply

    If you are interested in the position and have the skills and talents we are looking for, Please send a copy of your updated resume, salary and benefits to jobs@steers.co.ke with the job title ASSISTANT BRAND MANAGER as the subject by 20th August, 2016.

    Only successful candidates will be contacted.


    KCA University Principal (KCAU Town Campus) Job in Kenya

    KCA University (KCAU) is a Chartered Business and Technology University committed to quality service and ethical practices.

    As one of its expansion strategies, KCAU seeks to recruit a highly motivated and innovative candidate to fill the following position;

    Principal - KCAU Town Campus

    Purpose: To Manage the Campus in line with overall University Strategic Plan.

    Primary Responsibilities:

  • To develop and implement strategies for the campus;
  • To develop a business plan for the campus focusing on recruitment and retention of students;
  • Responsible for all administrative aspects of operations at Town Campus, including mentoring of staff;
  • Provide leadership and strategic direction to the campus, ensuring it achieves KCAU’s mission and vision;
  • Prepare and manage an annual budget for the campus;
  • Ensure continued financial viability of service units through sound fiscal management;
  • Develop a risk management framework for the Campus;
  • Manage internal Information and Communication function;
  • Lead diverse work teams, develop an organization-wide strategy for excellent service delivery and engage partnerships and collaborations; Set up, financial and administrative systems, controls and procedures for the campus.
  • Oversee the running of OBAMA Centre and all support units within the centre once established;
  • Liaise with business partners, external networks/stakeholders and regulatory bodies like Commission for University Education (CUE) to ensure compliance;
  • Present quarterly progress reports on business unit performance of the campus to
  • Management Board and University Council;
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the Vice Chancellor.

    Academic Qualification

  • PhD.
  • Professional Qualification
  • Professional qualification in relevant field (CPA).

    Experience

  • At least 8 years of professional experience overall, with a minimum of five years of senior-leadership experience.
  • Performance Standards
  • Development of new academic programs
  • Achieve annual revenue targets.
  • Retention of 80% existing clients through service delivery.
  • Maintain high level of discipline and efficiency among staff and students.
  • Compiling and submitting monthly reports
  • Register an overall annual positive performance of the campus

    Other skills

  • Excellent analytical and negotiation skills;
  • Well developed report writing skills;
  • Demonstrated supervisory skills;
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated track record of positive financial performance

    How to Apply

    Interested candidates should send their detailed Curriculum Vitae, cover letter (stating their current and expected gross salary) and certificates through the address below not later than 29th July, 2016.

    Director, Human Resources,
    KCA University,
    P.0. Box 56808-00200,
    Nairobi, Kenya
    Email: hr@kca.ac.ke
    Website: www.kca.ac.ke

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


    Oasis Specialist Hospital Receptionist, Pharmaceutical Technologist and Accounts Intern Jobs in Kisii, Kenya

    Oasis Specialist Hospital is currently looking for qualified and dedicated individuals to fill the following vacancies.

    Job Title: Receptionist

    Location: Kisii Region

    Work Type: Contract Renewable

    Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Ensure an effective and efficient reception service is provided to patients and any other visitors to the practice.
  • Deal with all general enquiries, explain procedures and make follow-up appointments.
  • Be aware of which doctor and nurses are currently on duty and whether they have arrived.
  • Receive and make telephone calls as required.
  • Advice patients of relevant charges for relevant medical services, show direction to the next station that the client would wish to be served.
  • Assist the head of department in review and preparation of the department budget.
  • Keep a register of doctors’ who have reported to work against the duty rota

    Job Requirements:

  • A diploma course in public relation, communication, business administration or any related course.
  • Must have strong analytical and communication skills, excellent leadership qualities.
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision.
  • Compassionate, honest and of high integrity
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Computer literate.

    2. Job Title: Pharmaceutical Technologist (Re Advertised)

    Location: Kisii

    Work Type: Contract Renewable

    Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Provide advice for non-prescription medications
  • Monitor drugs and other medical supplies levels and initiate the procurement process.
  • Take inventory and track medication and supply orders
  • Keep records of all drug stocks ordered, drugs issued to clients and stocks remaining.
  • Arrange drugs in the required manner
  • Establish and maintain good relationships with customers which includes clinics, doctors, and other institutions
  • Monitor storage conditions i.e. expiry status and security of the pharmaceuticals

    Job Requirements:

  • Must be registered with the Pharmacy and Poison Board
  • Degree/ Diploma holder from a recognized institution.
  • Original Professional and academic certificates with up to date license
  • At least 2 years of working experience in a similar position
  • Good customer care skills

    3. Job Title: Accounts Intern

    Location: Kisii

    Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Preparation of daily detailed cash analysis.
  • Daily posting of the cash sales in the QuickBooks system.
  • Posting of supplier invoices in the QuickBooks system
  • Posting of bank service charge and other bank related charges in the quick books system
  • Filing of hospital finance department’s documents.

    Job Requirements:

  • A Diploma/Degree in business administration/management preferably in Accounts
  • CPA part 3
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision.
  • Ability to analyze and evaluate data critically.
  • Ability to prepare and keep budgets.
  • Computer literate

    How to Apply

    Courier and hand delivered applications can be dropped at the Oasis Specialist Hospital, Kisii and should be addressed to:

    The Human Resource,
    Oasis Specialist Hospital,
    P.O. Box 1574 – 40200
    Kisii

    Online applications to be sent to hr@oasishealthcare.co.ke with the position being applied for and salary expectations clearly indicated on the subject line, attach CV only.

    Those who had previously applied are not to apply.

    All applications should reach the undersigned on or before 29th July, 2016.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted


    IAT Office Assistants Jobs in Kenya

    IAT is seeking to recruit two Office Assistants who will be stationed at IAT’s Kasarani and Hurlingham Branch.

    We are looking for a mature, honest, reliable and responsible individual who possesses excellent interpersonal and communication skills and demonstrates ability to exercise good customer care.

    The successful individual should be self-motivated, time conscious, meticulous about his/her work, a team player and able to work without close supervision.

    The suitable candidate should:

  • Have O levels – minimum grade of C or above
  • Possess good written and verbal communication skills
  • Have the ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Be able to give references who can vouch for your integrity
  • Be already living in Nairobi
  • Preference will be given to those who have been employed in a similar job previously

    If you strongly believe that you meet the above criteria and are competent to do the above job, then e-mail your curriculum vitae (with at least two references) with your covering letter, and all relevant Certificates, to reach the HR Director not later than 5:00 p.m. on 29 July, 2016.

    Only successful applicants will be contacted.

    Address applications to:

    The HR Department,
    IAT,
    P.O. Box 14201 - 00800,
    Nairobi.
    Email: HRD@symphony.co.ke


    Learning Advisor Jobs in Kenya

    1. Learning Advisor - GIS, Remote Sensing and Earth Observation Institute Job in Kenya

    Position: Learning Advisor - GIS, Remote Sensing and Earth Observation Institute

    Description: We are an international training and consultancy organization offering technical training and education services designed for individuals, and organizations working in the agriculture, climate change and environment; disaster management; education; food and nutrition; health; humanitarian relief; logistics and telecommunication; recovery and reconstruction; safety and security; water sanitation and hygiene sectors.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Accomplishes sales objectives by implementing the institute’s learning promotion programs.
  • Analyzing the market or markets where the IRES operate.
  • Customer Relationship and stakeholder Management
  • making presentations to organizations
  • writing technical publications
  • preparing reports
  • developing and maintaining a set of client contacts
  • maintaining awareness of developments in your area of specialization, as well as the wider GIS field
  • attending conferences related to GIS
  • advertising and marketing

    Educational Requirements

  • An undergraduate degree in geography, geographical information systems or related fields
  • A master’s degree and possession of additional qualifications would be an added advantage
  • Business English will be a prerequisite.
  • Excellent IT skills (internet, email, word, excel and powerpoint)

    Job Experience

  • Minimum of five years’ experience in the agricultural sector
  • Experience in customer centric roles.
  • Project management skills required.
  • Planning execution skills required.
  • Market research & analysis experience is desirable.

    Competencies

  • Good judgement and business sense abilities.
  • Negotiation skills.
  • Excellent communication with ability to effectively articulate the company strategy and other opportunities
  • A good appreciation of gis developments locally and in the region

    Salary: Starting kes 40,000

    2. Learning Advisor - Leadership, Governance, Integrity and Ethics Institute Job in Kenya

    Position: Learning Advisor - Leadership, Governance, Integrity and Ethics Institute

    Duties and responsibilities

  • Accomplishes sales objectives by implementing the institute’s learning promotion programs.
  • Analyzing the market or markets where the IRES operate.
  • Customer Relationship and stakeholder Management
  • making presentations to organizations
  • writing technical publications
  • preparing reports
  • developing and maintaining a set of client contacts
  • Course content development
  • maintaining awareness of developments in your area of specialization
  • attending conferences and workshops related to the institute
  • advertising and marketing services

    Educational requirements

  • An undergraduate degree in social sciences
  • A master’s degree and possession of additional qualifications will be an added advantage
  • Business English will be a prerequisite.
  • Excellent IT skills (internet, email, word, excel and powerpoint)

    Job experience

  • Minimum of five years’ experience in leadership and advocacy roles
  • Experience in customer centric roles.
  • Project management skills required.
  • Planning execution skills required.
  • Market research & analysis experience is desirable.

    Competencies

  • Good judgement and business sense abilities.
  • Negotiation skills.
  • Excellent communication with ability to effectively articulate the company strategy and other opportunities
  • A good appreciation of advocacy developments locally and in the region

    Salary: Starting kes 40,000

    Application procedure:

    If you meet the above criteria, please send your application and a detailed CV to hr@indepthresearch.org on or before the 29th of July 2016.

    Note that due to the urgency in recruiting for this position CVs will be evaluated as they come.

    Note: use the job title as the subject line in your application email.


    HR & Administration Assistant Job in Kenya

    Position: HR & Administration Assistant

    Description: We are an international training and consultancy organization offering technical training and education services designed for individuals, and organizations working in the agriculture, climate change and environment; disaster management; education; food and nutrition; health; humanitarian relief; logistics and telecommunication; recovery and reconstruction; safety and security; water sanitation and hygiene sectors

    Duties and responsibilities

  • Be the first point of contact for all hr-related queries
  • Administer hr-related documentation, such as contracts of employment
  • Ensure the relevant hr database is up to date, accurate and complies with legislation
  • Assist in the recruitment process
  • Liaise with recruitment agencies
  • Set up interviews and issue relevant correspondence

    Educational requirements

  • An undergraduate degree in hr, management, psychology or business related fields
  • Post graduate hr qualifications will be an added advantage
  • Business English will be a prerequisite.
  • Excellent it skills (internet, email, word, excel and powerpoint)

    Job experience

  • Minimum of five years’ experience in hr and administration
  • Experience in customer centric roles.
  • Planning and execution skills required.
  • People management and dev elopement skills

    Competencies

  • Strong administration skills
  • Familiarity with business software such as microsoft office
  • A high level of confidentiality
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer-facing skills
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • The flexibility and willingness to learn
  • To enjoy working with people
  • Tact and diplomacy
  • Good administrative skills
  • The ability to work as part of a team
  • The ability to work accurately, with attention to detail

    Salary: Starting kes 30,000/=

    Application procedure:

    If you meet the above criteria, please send your application and a detailed cv to hr@indepthresearch.org.

    Note that due to the urgency in recruiting for this position cvs will be evaluated as they come.

    Note: use the job title as the subject line in your application email.


    Executive Officer Job at The Kenya Girl Guides Association (KGGA)

    The Kenya Girl Guides Association (KGGA) is a member organization of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS).

    KGGA is one of the largest youth Associations in Kenya. KGGA operates through a value based program and has a national membership of girls and young women representing every race, ethnicity, culture, class and religion in Kenya.

    We are looking to fill the position of Executive Officer who will be reporting to the Executive Committee through the Deputy Chief Commissioner.

    Job Objectives: Work in partnership with the Deputy Chief Commissioner to shape and lead on the delivery of the vision for KGGA’s service to girls and young women and inspire extraordinary volunteers to ensure they can deliver a first-class Guiding experience to over 300,000 girls and young women in Kenya.

    Key Tasks:

  • To advocate for Girl Guides; the “voice” for girls at the local, regional and national levels; understanding of critical issues affecting girls’ lives, navigating between traditional Girl Guides and building for the future;
  • Support the Deputy Chief Commissioner to drive the Strategy and formulate plans to achieve goals;
  • To identify, cultivate and increase diverse funding streams;
  • Build, inspire and drive teams and partnerships to execute necessary business.

    Qualifications

  • A master’s degree in Business Administration or a related field or equivalent experience is desired.

    The position requires demonstrated skill, experience and success in the following areas:

  • Experience in undertaking a leadership role in a high-profile organization.
  • Track record for building on organizational and staff performance.
  • Share’s volunteers’ passion of KGGA and their commitment to bringing the modern
  • Guiding experience to more and more girls in the years ahead.
  • Experience working effectively with a Board;
  • Open, honest, and transparent; use of superior judgment and integrity.
  • Proven track record of identifying cultivating and increasing diverse funding streams; understands the fundraising principles; promotes visibility and credibility of Girl Guides in the community.
  • Solid business and financial acumen.
  • Proven track record of building, inspiring and driving teams and partnerships to execute necessary business and program outcomes; excellent talent management skills.
  • Ability to work effectively in a volunteer driven membership organization.

    How to Apply

    Please submit a cover letter illustrating your suitability for the position together with a detailed CV to recruitment@kgga.co.ke by 28th July 2016.

    Indicate Executive Officer in the Subject Line.

    Late applications or hard copies will not be considered.

    Please note: At no point in the entire recruitment process shall the candidate have to pay any money as a condition of engagement.

    Only shortlisted candidates will have their applications acknowledged.

    KGGA is an "equal opportunity organization" that is committed to hiring highly qualified individuals regardless of gender, religion, race, creed or marital status.


    Finance and Investments Manager Job at The Kenya Girl Guides Association (KGGA)

    The Kenya Girl Guides Association (KGGA) is a member organization of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS).

    KGGA is one of the largest youth Associations in Kenya.

    KGGA operates through a value based program and has a national membership of girls and young women representing every race, ethnicity, culture, class and religion in Kenya.

    We are looking to fill the position of Finance and Investments Manager who will be reporting to the Executive Officer.

    Job Objectives: Establish Association wide objectives, policies, procedures, processes, programmes, practises to assure the Association of a continuously sound financial position

    Key Tasks:

  • Develop and review budgets for the Association and for project proposals.
  • Control the cash-flow position throughout the Association.
  • Understand the Associations business model and translate the operational metrics into measures for performance. Use dashboards, financial statement ratio analysis and other tools to communicate the Associations expected and actual performance.
  • Advise the Association on appropriate levels of income to meet budget and financial requirements, balancing short term concerns and pressures such as managing cash, liquidity, surplus, long term vision and sustainable success.
  • Understand the Associations liabilities and ensure these are met.
  • Supervise the Finance, HR and IT staff and support.
  • Establish lines of communication with bankers, auditors and investment advisors in conjunction with the Executive Officer.
  • Prepare the draft annual statutory accounts, monthly financial statements and oversee payroll pension and tax contribution payments.
  • Assist to develop and maintain thorough financial procedures for the organization and ensure they are adhered to.
  • Ensure all finance records are kept accurately and securely and in line with legislative requirements.
  • Support the Development of a Knowledge Management centre.
  • Monitor legal issues involving the Association and affecting the industry.
  • Understand and mitigate key elements of the Associations risk profile and report risk issues to the Audit Committee.
  • Maintain appropriate insurance coverage and ensure compliance with tax and other regulatory authorities.
  • Oversee employee benefit plans with particular emphasis on maximizing a cost effective benefits package.
  • Provide Capacity Building to staff on Financial matters (finance staff and finance-aspects for project staff) and be the champion for finance best practice
  • Provide timely and accurate donor reports in compliance with grant agreement requirements
  • Lead on any recommendations that are suggested in the audit report or management letter.
  • Support and participate in Finance Committee meetings and initiatives. Implement the decisions of the committee and review compliance with Financial Policies, Bylaws and Executive Committee directives related to financial, legal, insurance, property and other matters.
  • Oversee facility and ensure a safe working environment for all staff and visitors.
  • Work towards the achievement of Association’s three-year strategy and annual business plans.
  • Undertake other duties as your line manager should require in keeping with the responsibility of the post.

    How to Apply

    Please submit a cover letter illustrating your suitability for the position together with a detailed CV to recruitment@kgga.co.ke by 28th July 2016.

    Indicate Finance and Investments Manager in the Subject Line.

    Late applications or hard copies will not be considered.

    Please note: At no point in the entire recruitment process shall the candidate have to pay any money as a condition of engagement.

    Only shortlisted candidates will have their applications acknowledged.

    KGGA is an "equal opportunity organization" that is committed to hiring highly qualified individuals regardless of gender, religion, race, creed or marital status.


    ADS North Rift Region Field Officer Job in Kenya

    Job Title: Field Officer

    Reporting to: Project Officer Health

    Term: 11 months with a possibility of renewal.

    The Position: The Field Officer is a program level staff responsible for implementation of the Orphan and Vulnerable Children (OVC) Care and Support component of the USAID funded OVC projects within Anglican Development Services North Rift (ADS NR) Region.

    The officer will ensure timely OVC service delivery, provide technical support to the Community Health Volunteers (CHVs) as well as ensuring obstacles/barriers to accessing health care services are addressed.

    The position requires good understanding of the PEPFAR OVC programming and key National OVC Policy documents.

    Key Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate implementation of OVC Care and Support activities within the assigned project site, and strengthen the capacity of all Community Health Volunteers (CHVs) to carry out sustainable OVC care and support activities.
  • Ensure that the marginalized, poor and underserved groups within the program are accessing economic security services; and the target groups actively participate in viable economic activities.
  • Work closely with the CHVs in promoting stigma reduction activities as well as getting rid of other obstacles to accessing health care services within the OVC households and the larger community.
  • Collaborate with Community Health Extension Workers (CHEWs) and the Facility TOTs in monitoring the work of the CHVs and providing them with technical support in the implementation of OVC care and support services.
  • Participate in CHVs monthly meetings and ensure that CHVs are submitting their reports regularly as required by the program.
  • Work with local community structures and other stakeholders to come up with strategies that eradicate barriers to female participation in economic activities
  • Strengthen referral systems between clinical service providers (MoH) and other OVC care and support service providers
  • Work with the community to ensure increased access to education, life skills and literacy initiatives for highly marginalized children, youth and other populations.
  • Facilitate networking with major stakeholders, particularly the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Development (MGSCD); Ministry of Education; Ministry of Health and other like-minded stakeholders for synergy in achieving organization strategic objectives regarding comprehensive OVC care and support.
  • Prepare monthly/quarterly reports on the project activities in your respective sites and collect reports from the CHVs and care givers on a monthly basis.
  • Mobilize the community in their respective sites to support PLWHAs and OVC.
  • Represent the organization in OVC care and support forums at the location, district and County levels.

    Required Qualifications

  • At least a degree in Nursing, Clinical medicine, Public health, Sociology or Counseling Psychology.
  • Have solid working knowledge (practical skills) in the following areas: HIV/AIDS
  • Care and support, CPWP, HTC/Counseling, ART and gender, OVC, HBC, VCT, ART and addressing social determinants of health.
  • In-depth understanding and working knowledge of PEPFAR funded programs including the USAID/PEPFAR/GOK reporting requirements.
  • Good knowledge of GoK structures at County and Sub-County level, and social protection programs
  • Experience in facilitating community engagement forums
  • Experience in dealing with local community structures
  • Practical experience in computer applications (MS Office Suite, internet)
  • Knowledge and experience in proposal development will be an added advantage.
  • 3 years experience in implementing integrated OVC and HIV/AIDS projects, preferably in an NGO setting.

    Application procedure

    If you are interested and meet the stated requirements send:

  • Your curriculum Vitae (CV),
  • 3 recommendations letters one being from your pastor,
  • Copies of your certificates and testimonials to

    The Executive Director
    ADS North Rift Region,
    P.O Box 6495-30100
    Eldoret

    or email to: info@adsnorthrift.org

    Your application to reach undersigned by 5:00pm of 29th July, 2016


    Mercy Corps Program Officer for the Peace III Program Job in Lodwar, Kenya

    Mercy Corps is a leading global relief and development agency saving and improving lives in the world’s toughest places.

    In more than 40 countries, we partner with local people to put bold ideas into action, help them overcome adversity and build stronger communities.

    We help communities survive and move beyond emergencies. When natural disasters strike, economies collapse or conflict flares, Mercy Corps is there.

    Working with communities, we leverage local logic to help people transform their lives to grow more food, earn higher incomes and ultimately advocate for their needs. We see global challenges as an invitation to pioneer innovative, sustainable solutions.

    Mercy Corps is looking for committed and dynamic individual to take up the following position.

    Program Officer for the Peace III Program – Lodwar, Kenya

    Program / Department Summary: Mercy Corps is implementing a three year USAID funded peacebuilding program to strengthening cross-border conflict management in the Horn of Africa.

    The aim of the program is to strengthen horizontal and vertical linkages within and between local, national, and regional conflict management actors.

    In North Western Kenya, PEACE III is being implemented in the Lokichogio / Kapoeata, South Omo / Lake Turkana and West Pokot/Amurdat border areas with operational offices in Lodwar Kenya, and Moroto Uganda.

    General Position Summary: The Program Officer will be responsible for the implementation of PEACE III Program at the community level out of the Lodwar office.

    S/he will be in constant contact with stakeholders and the wider Karamoja and Pokot communities to ensure full participation and implementation.

    Essential Job Functions:

  • Assist communities using participatory methodologies to identify and implement PEACE III related projects;
  • Meet regularly with the program team to evaluate project progress; identify successes, challenges and lessons-learned; and adjust practices as necessary to improve performance.
  • Implement activities and monitor project progress.
  • Maintain and strengthen the partnerships with relevant government and private sector stakeholders and target communities.
  • Prepare and submit to the Program Manager reports of specific events, field trips and meetings attended.
  • Provide on-going feedback on the Performance Management Plan and database management of the PEACE III Program, to enhance measuring the impact of the program against objectives and indicators.
  • In coordination with the Program Manager conduct regular field visits to ensure that all implementing partners fully understand and utilize PEACE III approaches and methodologies.
  • Provide the MEARL team monthly and quarterly data analysis reports, to feed into quarterly review and reflection meetings.
  • Support the team in effectively utilizing established monitoring and evaluation formats, and provide feedback for their improvement.
  • Develop case studies and success stories to better articulate qualitative changes as a result of PEACE III Program.
  • Maintain updated (paper and electronic) filing system for all M&E forms/ surveys, protocols, planning tools, and manuals.
  • Prepare reports and project documents and submit to Program Manager as required.
  • Conduct himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to positively acknowledge Mercy Corps and to support its humanitarian mission.
  • Any other duties as assigned by your supervisor.

    Supervisory Responsibility: None

    Accountability

    Reports Directly To: PEACE III Program Manager

    Works Directly With: PEARL Program Manager, GIRL Program Manager, other Program staff in the Lodwar office, field finance officer, procurement and logistics officer.

    Knowledge and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in conflict/peace studies preferred, or appropriate social science discipline, community development, or related field.
  • Minimum of three years professional experience in implementing peace and conflict related projects
  • Ability and commitment to team work
  • Ability to interact effectively with the diverse project stakeholders
  • Knowledge of the Turkana language is an added advantage
  • Experience working in conflict or post conflict settings and conflict sensitive programming.
  • Experience working with stakeholders including the private sector, government, youth and women groups.
  • Experience in Project monitoring and evaluation.
  • Excellent analytical and report writing skills
  • Good knowledge and skills with the of MS Office applications such as Excel, Word, PowerPoint , Outlook and Access;

    Success Factors:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated cultural sensitivity and appropriate flexibility.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with Mercy Corps target populations and partners.
  • Demonstrated attention to detail, ability to meet deadlines, and work independently and cooperatively with team members.
  • Willingness to travel frequently to remote and difficult locations.
  • Ability to quickly learn and implement new information/concepts.
  • Flexibility and adaptability.

    How to Apply

    Interested candidates who meet the above required qualifications and experience should submit a cover letter, detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) listing three professional references (including a recent supervisor) to ke-hrkenya@mercycorps.org on or before Wednesday 3rd August, 2016 by 4.00pm.

    The email subject line must clearly show the job title and location they are applying for.

    Applications without the right subject heading will be automatically disqualified.

    Please do not attach any certificates.

    (Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. We will only get in touch with shortlisted candidates.)

    NB: Mercy Corps does not charge any fee at any stage of the recruitment process.


    Jumia Field Sales Agent Recruiters Jobs in Kenya

    Job title: Field Sales Agent Recruiters

    Reports to: JForce Project Manager

    Job Purpose: Recruiters are responsible for managing and supporting the entire recruiting process for J-force agents.

    Duties and responsibilities

  • Your goal is to recruit 150-200 sales agents per month Sourcing, recruiting and registering J-force Sales Agents
  • Develop, implement and execute recruiting programs and strategies in order to build a healthy pipeline of qualified agents.
  • Build solid relationships with sales leadership teams and serve as a partner before, during, and after the recruiting process.
  • Be proactive in networking, cold-calling and "deep diving" into various candidate networks
  • Partnering with area supervisors to drive the recruiting process through Business Opportunity Meetings

    Qualifications

  • Experience sourcing sales agents at larger would be an added advantage.
  • Ability to articulate the Jumia/J-Force value proposition
  • Successfully deliver on set targets and deadlines
  • Strong MS Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Ability to work independently and efficiently
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills (clear and concise)
  • Strong organizational and time management skills

    If you have a referral or if your profile meets the requirements, please send CV to jforce@jumia.co.ke with the following title: Field Sales Agent Recruiters


    Cimbria East Africa Fitter / Welder Job in Nairobi, Kenya

    Cimbria East Africa is seeking to recruit a Self-driven, results focused Fitter / Welder to be based at our Nairobi Office.

    Position Summary: The Incumbent will be responsible for providing technical support to clients by participating in workshop fabrication and maintenance of Cimbria machinery.

    Key Duties and responsibilities

  • Ability to maintain detailed, accurate records, and prepare necessary reports.
  • Will be involved in Welding, fitting, Lubrication and Drilling
  • Basic machine trouble shooting skills
  • Performs preventive/predictive maintenance procedures.
  • Any other duties as assigned by the Workshop Supervisor.
  • Reading and interpreting drawings.

    Skills and Qualifications

  • A Diploma in Mechanical Engineering production / plant option or its equivalent.
  • Must have CAD skills.
  • Must have 2 to 3 years’ experience in the manufacturing industry grain handling sector.
  • Well-developed technical communication skills, as well as strong and effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Conversant with maintenance and installation of color sorters, dryers, blowers, conveyers and Elevators.
  • Conversant with Welding, fitting, Lubrication and Drilling
  • Basic machine trouble shooting skills
  • Good Knowledge in reading and Interpretation of Drawings.
  • Minimum 2 to 3 years’ experience in welding
  • Basic computer skills and internet access.

    Key personal attributes:

  • Ability to work independently but also enjoy working in a fast-paced, team environment
  • Good report writing and presentation skills
  • Must have supervisory / leadership skills
  • Self-driven and keen to follow instructions.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication and people management skills
  • Excellent computer skills in various computer packages
  • Ability and readiness to work under pressure.

    How to apply

    Send your application clearly indicating the position on the subject line, together with a detailed CV, daytime contact, an email address to hr@cimbria.co.ke to reach us on or before close of day on 29th July 2016.

    Candidates from NYS are encouraged to apply.


    Jomo Kenyatta Foundation Jobs in Kenya

    1. Jomo Kenyatta Foundation Assistant Editor (Sciences) Job in Kenya

    The Jomo Kenyatta Foundation (JKF) was established by the Government of Kenya in 1966 as a Company Limited by guarantee and having no share capital.

    We are a leading educational publisher and scholarship provider in Kenya.

    In pursuit of our vision of realizing an enlightened and empowered society and our mission of developing customer focused publications and scholarship provision, the Foundation is looking for a suitable candidate to fill the following vacant position:

    Job Title: Assistant Editor (Sciences)

    1 Position

    Job Ref: JKF/AE/2016/001

    Job Group: 6

    Reports to: Editor

    Supervises: None

    Key Responsibilities

  • Assist in copy-editing manuscripts and other projects as assigned or as instructed by the section editor;
  • Assist in proof-reading manuscripts;
  • Designs manuscripts for page layout and illustrations;
  • Assist in co-ordinating writing workshops;
  • Assists in preparing author-publisher contracts in consultation with section editors;
  • To perform any other relevant duty assigned by the GM-Publishing & Research.

    To be appointed to this position, one must have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Education (Mathematics/Chemistry or Mathematics/Biology)
  • A post graduate Diploma in Mass Communication will be an added advantage
  • Leadership training from a reputable institution
  • Computer proficiency
  • At least 3 years classroom experience or 1 year editing experience in a publishing house.

    The position is permanent and pensionable, and a competitive remuneration package will be offered to the successful candidate.

    2. Jomo Kenyatta Foundation GM (Sales & Marketing) Job in Kenya

    Job Title: GM - Sales & Marketing

    1 Position

    Job Ref: JKF/GMSM/2016/001.

    Job Group: 11

    Reports to: Managing Director

    Supervises: Manager - Sales & Marketing

    Key Responsibilities

  • Defining and implementing the overall company policies within the department.
  • Liaises with internal and external stakeholders on matters related to the Sales and Marketing Department.
  • Coordinates market research and sales promotion reports from all Sales Administrators.
  • Monitors stock levels in all JKF stores and Distributors/Agents and compiles data on stock levels on a regular basis for the purpose of replenishment.
  • Coordinates the supply of stocks to all JKF distribution outlets including Distributors/Agents.
  • Ensures proper and accurate packaging and loading of stocks to delivery to JKF outlets and customers.
  • Monitors stock levels and places replenishment orders with the relevant departments.
  • Prepares annual sales plans, budgets, targets, sales and forecasts.
  • Supervises and monitors the work of sales representatives against targets.
  • Gives guidance to all sales staff, defines and implements the departmental incentive and motivation policy.
  • Deals with customer issues regarding JKF products/services.
  • In liaison with the Finance Department coordinating issues related to customers transactions and any other business associated with the trade.
  • To perform any other relevant duty assigned by the Managing Director.

    To be appointed in this position, one must have:

  • Masters Degree in Business Administration - Sales & Marketing
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing or a relevant field
  • Computer proficiency
  • Membership to relevant professional bodies
  • Strategic Leadership Course
  • Certification in Corporate Governance will be an added advantage
  • At least 7 years in a sales and marketing environment
  • Excellent communication, analytical and problem solving, negotiation, interpersonal relations, team building, effective time management, leadership and organizational skills.

    The position is permanent and pensionable, and a competitive remuneration package will be offered to the successful candidate.

    How to Apply

    Interested applicants should apply by emailing us hra@jkf.co.ke Please note that the application forms should not be accompanied by testimonials.

    The closing date for receipt of the forms is August, 4th 2016.

    Women, Persons living with HIV and AIDS, disabilities are encouraged to apply.

    The Jomo Kenyatta Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.

    We are ISO 9001:2008 certified


    St. Luke’s Nursing School Principal Tutor Job in Kenya

    Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops

    St. Luke’s Kenya Registered Community Health Nursing School

    It is seeking an outstanding, dynamic and results oriented individuals to fill the following key position.

    Principal Tutor

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Head of management of the School and is responsible for the coordination and supervision of the day to day operations of the school.
  • Facilitating integration of students' nursing practice with their academic studies.
  • Liaison with nursing sites for the purpose of providing support and advice to students and staff.
  • Participation in the selection and examination of candidates and other teaching, administrative and research activities in relation to nursing/Community Health education.
  • Develops and maintains systems to measure performance against established standards.
  • Plans and manages School activities in accordance with agreed budgets and timescales.

    Qualifications

  • Master’s degree Masters Degree in any field of Nursing and not less than five (4) years’ experience in administration position.
  • The office requires that he/she is a creative, mature person, diplomatic, courageous, tolerant, high integrity.

    Personal Qualities

  • Has good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills in English
  • A good knowledge of social teachings of the Church, and Ethical principles
  • Group facilitation skills an added advantage

    Applications should be addressed to:-

    General Secretary
    Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops –General Secretariat
    P.O Box 13475-00800
    Nairobi.

    hr@catholicchurch.or.ke

    To reach him on or before 3rd August 2016

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted


    Caritas Mararal Jobs in Kenya

    1. Caritas Mararal Governance Project Officer Job in Kenya

    Catholic Diocese of Maralal

    Caritas Mararal

    Position: Governance Project Officer

    Reports to: Program Coordinator Duty Station: Maralal and out stations. Job Purpose: The position exists to support implementation of Climate Resilient Agriculture.

    The project aims to achieve improved food security for poor women, men and children from hazard-prone and/or marginalized rural communities in Samburu-Kenya, through an integrated approach.

    Roles and Responsibilities;

  • Work closely with the project coordinator/Head of Programmes and Caritas Director to manage and implement Climate Resilient Agriculture for Catholic Diocese of Maralal.
  • Develop and manage relationships with key programme stakeholders at both operational and strategic level.
  • Implement governance and advocacy related activities.
  • Contribute to the implementation of project outcomes.
  • Oversee key programme accountabilities including: budget reviews, monitoring and reporting to project supporters in line with organizational values and working principles.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

    Qualification and Experience:

  • Degree in Social Science, Development Studies or a related field. A Diploma with 3 years’ is acceptable.
  • At least two years' experience on community engagement projects/activities.
  • Knowledge/experience in farmer field school approach is an added advantage
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively negotiate and partner with communities, government officials, donors, and other stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated understanding of local culture, administrative systems, and government organization.
  • Ability to Network with Local Partners and advocate for climate change adoption and agriculture issues in the county.
  • Good communication, Report writing and Proposal writing skills.
  • Strong MS Office skills, including Word and Excel.

    2. Caritas Mararal Agriculture Project Officer Job in Kenya

    Position: Agriculture Project Officer

    Reports to: Program Coordinator

    Duty Station: Maralal and out stations.

    Job Purpose: The position exists to support implementation of Climate Resilient Agriculture.

    The project aims to achieve improved food security for poor women, men and children from hazard-prone and/or marginalised rural communities in Samburu-Kenya, through an integrated approach.

    Roles and Responsibilities

  • Work closely with the project coordinator/Head of Programmes and Caritas Director to manage and implement Climate Resilient Agriculture for Catholic Diocese of Maralal.
  • Develop and manage relationships with key programme stakeholders at both operational and strategic level.
  • Contribute to the implementation of project outcomes.
  • Oversee key programme accountabilities including: budget reviews, monitoring and reporting to project supporters in line with organizational values and working principles.
  • Lead and coordinate technical areas of project delivery of Agriculture, income generation and disaster risk project component.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

    Qualification and Experience:

  • Degree in Agriculture and Extension Services. A diploma in Sustainable Agriculture and 2-3 years is acceptable
  • At least two years' experience on community engagement projects/activities.
  • Knowledge/experience in farmer field school approach is an added advantage
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively negotiate and partner with communities, government officials, donors, and other stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated understanding of local culture, administrative systems, and government organization.
  • Ability to Network with Local Partners and advocate for climate change adoption and agriculture issues in the county
  • Good communication, Report writing and Proposal writing skills
  • Strong MS Office skills, including Word and Excel.

    How to Apply

    If you believe you meet the above requirements and are interested in this position, please send your application together with a detailed curriculum vitae. Friday 29th July 2016 at 5pm.

    Address to

    Human Resources Officer,
    Catholic Diocese of Maralal,
    P.O. Box 350 – 20600
    Maralal.


    Or email to both addresses administration@maralalcath.org and development@maralalcath.org.

    Clearly mention the position you are applying for in the subject line

    Hand Deliveries to be dropped at the reception at Catholic Diocese of Maralal Secretariat offices.

    Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.


    KIM Business Development Executives (SME Solution Center) Jobs in Kenya

    The Kenya Institute of Management is the hub of management and leadership excellence providing the highest quality professional and institutional development programs for greater growth and expanded opportunities.

    Our mission is to steer and champion excellence, integrity and competitiveness in individuals and organizations throughout Africa and beyond.

    The Institute hereby seeks to recruit results-oriented and self-driven experienced Business Development Executives to join our team in SME Solution Center:

    About K.I.M S.M.E Solution Center: The KIM’s SME Solution Centre (KIM-SSC) is a strategic business unit of the Institute that was established to promote professional management practices in the SME sector.

    The mission of the Centre is to promote entrepreneurship and support the creation and growth of sustainable small and medium enterprises through the enhancement of entrepreneurial and professional management practices.

    We do this through provision of quality training, research and consultancy services with the sole aim of assisting SMEs build their capacity for growth as they play a key role in wealth and job creation for this nation.

    Through our countrywide network of 22 branches, KIM is able to work with SMEs in various counties as well as partner with development agencies in projects that have a nationwide scale.

    The overall goal of the Centre is to enhance and promote entrepreneurship and enterprise development as a vehicle for wealth creation and economic development.

    Purpose of the Job: Reporting to the Head of S.M.E Solution Center, the Business Development Executives will be responsible for the development and implementation of sales strategies for the center to attract new clients and maintain the existing ones.

    The successful candidates will play a key role in increasing income and revenue by managing, negotiating and meeting client’s needs, generating leads and qualifying prospects for SMEs in the areas of open trainings, in-house trainings at client’s premises and general consultancies.

    Key Responsibilities:

  • Market and sell open training, consultancies and in house trainings for the SME department.
  • Collect payment from client and attain a debt free client list.
  • Initiate client/prospect meetings for new sales opportunities
  • Interface with existing strategic customers to solidify mutual expectations of performance and growth.
  • Enhance relationship management for new and existing business to maintain and grow the customer base.
  • Understand the customers’ needs, making presentations to promote new products and special deals.
  • Carry out market intelligence and giving constant feedback to the business on trends in the market.

    Qualifications & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing or business related field.
  • Professional qualifications will be an added advantage.
  • At least 3 years of working experience.
  • Experience in Fund raising and partnership management
  • Work experience in marketing, especially B2B service marketing

    Essential Competencies

  • Proven sales experience.
  • Track record of meeting targets.
  • Familiarity with different sales techniques.
  • Industry knowledge
  • Strong communication, negotiation and interpersonal skills.
  • Self - motivated and driven.
  • Excellent negotiation skills.
  • Ability to build and maintain client relationship.
  • Strategic insight

    The pay for this position is commission based

    How to Apply

    If you meet the above requirements / qualifications and are interested in an opportunity to work in a dynamic environment that embraces mutual respect and support, then we would like to hear from you.

    Kindly forward your application accompanied by a detailed resume, email address, day time telephone contact, name and address of three referees.

    The applications should reach the undersigned not later than Close of Business 29th July 2016.

    The Head of Human Capital
    The Kenya Institute of Management
    P.O. Box 43706-00100
    Nairobi.

    OR

    hr@kim.ac.ke

    NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    KIM is an equal opportunity employer.


    Ol Pejeta Conservancy Plant Operator Job in Kenya

    The Organization: The Ol Pejeta Conservancy (OPC) – a leading wildlife conservancy that works to conserve wildlife, provides a sanctuary for great apes and to generate income through wildlife tourism and complementary enterprises for re-investment in conservation and community development is seeking high caliber, self - motivated and dedicated applicants in the position of Plant Operator.

    Role Summary: Under the supervision of the Deputy Manager – Logistics (Workshop), the plant operator will operate machines and assist in identifying possible breakdowns, liaising with workshop head for servicing, making daily and weekly oil checks and maintaining the cleanliness of the plants.

    Candidate Profile

    The desired candidate must:-

  • Have a Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) mean Grade C (Plain) or equivalent qualification from a recognized Institution;
  • Have passed the Suitability Test for Plant Operators Grade III;
  • Possess a valid driving license free from current endorsements for class(es) of machine(s) that one may be required to operate;
  • Shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results
  • Over 5 years’ experience

    Desired Skills and Experience

    Plant Operator who knows how to operate the following machineries

  • Bulldozer
  • Motor Grader
  • Excavator
  • Back hoe loader
  • Roller

    Any person who wishes to be considered for this position is requested to submit their application letters stating their current salary together with copies of relevant certificates, testimonials/references and any valid professional licenses to the Head of Human Capital by Friday, 29th July 2016.

    Our contacts are:

    Ol Pejeta Conservancy
    P.O. Box Private Bag,
    Nanyuki -10400

    Or send an email to jobs@olpejetaconservancy.org with the mail subject as Plant Operator

    The Ol Pejeta Conservancy is an equal opportunity employer.

    All potential candidates are encouraged to apply.

    Website: www.olpejetaconservancy.org


    Kenya Veterinary Board (KVB) Chief Executive Officer Job Re-Advertisement in Nairobi

    The Kenya Veterinary Board (KVB) is a Statutory Board overseeing the training, practice, registration and licensing of veterinary surgeons and veterinary paraprofessionals and also matters relating to animal health and animal welfare as mandated by the Veterinary Surgeons and Veterinary Paraprofessionals Act, Cap 366.

    The Board is seeking to engage an experienced and highly motivated person to fill the position of a Chief Executive Officer who will be based in Nairobi.

    The position will be for a three year contract period renewable once subject to performance.

    The successful candidate shall be offered a competitive remuneration package in accordance with State Corporations Advisory Committee (SCAC) guidelines.

    Job Description: Reporting to the Board, the Chief Executive Officer will provide dynamic leadership to the Board and be responsible for the day to day operations.

    The CEO will be the Secretary to the Board and the Registrar.

    Main duties will entail:

  • Formulation and dissemination of Board policies, programs and strategic plan
  • Coordinating the implementation of the Kenya Veterinary Board’s strategic plans and realization of its objectives
  • Overseeing the preparation and implementation of the performance systems and contracts of all divisions
  • Financial, administration and human resource management

    Minimum Requirements

  • Have a Bachelor’s Degree in Veterinary Medicine (BVM) or equivalent from a recognized University
  • Have a Master’s Degree in any field of Veterinary Medicine or a Master’s Degree in a relevant management field
  • Be registered by the Kenya Veterinary Board
  • Have served in the field of Veterinary Services (public or private) for at least fifteen (15) years, three (3) of which must have been at a senior management level;
  • Provide proof of having undergone training in Strategic Leadership or Advanced
  • Management course lasting not less than one (1) month
  • Have met all the requirements of Chapter six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya;
  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of national goals, policies and development objectives, and ability to translate them into veterinary policies, programmes and projects.
  • Demonstrate high degree of professional competence and affiliation to a recognized professional body

    How to Apply

    All applicants should submit copies of clearance certificates from the following institutions:

  • Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)
  • Criminal Investigations Department (CID)
  • Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)
  • Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC)
  • Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)

    Interested and qualified candidates should apply and attach six (6) hard copies of certificates and testimonials and detailed Curriculum Vitae indicating current position, qualifications, work experience, current remuneration and names of three referees with their telephone contacts to the address indicated below marked “CEO/1” to be received on or before 15th August, 2016 at 4.00p.m.

    ONLY shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    The Chairman
    Kenya Veterinary Board
    P.O. Box 513-00605
    Uthiru-Nairobi



    Senior Lecturers, Senior Accountant and Systems Administrator Jobs at Kiriri Women’s University of Science of Science and Technology

    Kiriri Women’s University of Science of Science and Technology is a women’s university of academic excellence in the scientific and technological formation and promotion of the full and holistic woman as a responsible member of the human community.

    Applications are invited to fill the following positions:

    1. Senior Lecturers

    Applicants must have a Ph.D degree in a relevant area from a recognized university and a minimum of four (4) years university teaching experience since becoming a lecturer/research fellow.

    He/she should have at least four (4) publications in refereed journals.

    The successful candidate will be expected to teach, supervise students and carry out research.

    1. School of Computer and Information Technology

    2. School of Business and Management

    3. Faculty of Science (Mathematics)

    2. Senior Accountant

    Applicants must have either CPA(K). ACCA. Minimum seven (7) years’ experience, Accounts payable.

    Accounts receivable, filing of returns, preparation of financial statements and reports, Internal audit function.

    Must have proficiency in computerized accounts preferable ERP systems (Navision).

    Ability to meet deadlines.

    Strong ability to collect debts.

    3. Systems Administrator

    Applicants must have a degree in either systems application or computer science.

    Minimum five (5) years’ experience in installation and configuration of systems.

    Knowledge and application of library management systems, ERP systems etc.

    Ability to verify the integrity and effectiveness of hardware, server resources, back-up and storage systems.

    Application

    Interested applicants should submit two copies of application letters together with copies of CV, certificates, academic transcripts and testimonials to the address given below, the names and addresses of three (3) referees one of whom should be your present or previous employer and the applicant should clearly indicate their areas of specialization and the current remuneration package.

    The Office of the Vice Chancellor.
    Kiriri Women’s University of Science and Technology
    P.O. Box 49274 - 00100,
    Nairobi.

    So as to reach us by Wednesday 3 August, 2016.


    Kisumu County Government Jobs

    County Government of Kisumu

    Kisumu County Public Service Board

    Vacancies

    Kisumu Public Service Board is advertising positions in the following departments;

    1. Department of education, Youth, Culture & Social Services

    2. Department of Roads, Transport & Public Works

    3. Department of Green Energy & Climate Change

    4. Department of Planning & Communication

    5. Department of Environment & Natural Resources

    6. Department of Water

    7. Department of Commerce, Tourism & Heritage

    8. Department of Treasury (Finance & Procurement)

    The Board is also re-advertising the following positions;

    1. Department of Agriculture, Livestock & Fisheries

    Chief Officer — Agriculture, Livestock & Fisheries (1 post)

    2. Department of Health

    Medical Engineering Technologist (7 posts)

    3. Department of CIT

    IT Team Implementers / Desk Officers (10 posts)

    Shortlisted candidates for previous advertisement in the following departments should also visit the Kisumu County website for details on their interview dates;

    1. Department of Communication and Technology

    2. Department of Industrialization Enterprise development

    3. Department of Agriculture, Livestock, Veterinary & Fisheries

    4. Governance and Administration- County Policing Authority

    For further details on the above, and how to apply for available positions please visit our website www.kisumu.go.ke.

    Kisumu County is an Equal Opportunity Employer

    Secretary/CEO
    Public Service Board


    Telkom Kenya Procurement Category Manager Job Vacancy

    Position: Procurement Category Manager

    Region: Nairobi

    Reporting to: Head of Supply Chain

    Range: R2L

    Department: Finance

    Role Purpose: To support supply chain in delivery of agreed objectives in line with the procurement strategy, working with cross functional teams drawn from the business to develop & manage the Technology Division procurement category, ensure delivery of quality, service, competitive cost and incremental savings as desired by the business.

    Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop sourcing policies and procedures for the Technology procurement category, ensure compliance
  • Liaise with Technology Division team to understand their needs/requirements/projects underway to increase operational sourcing efficiency.
  • Map out clear goals for the Technology Division team and coordinate projects undertaken by the team.
  • Manage supplier relationship management to assess and validate current and future suppliers’ capabilities.
  • Negotiates and finalizes sourcing agreements/contracts with suppliers in order to attain assurance of quality, service, competitive costing and innovation while following due process.
  • Monitor and evaluates supplier contracts performance in collaboration with the relevant stakeholders to improve supplier relationship management; maintain current and updated contracts/SLA for suppliers in database/dashboard.
  • Review supplier’s performance and develop an implementation plan for corrective actions.
  • Manage supplier KPI metrics with frequent follow up
  • Work with current and future suppliers to develop effective business relations.
  • Participate in ISO audits & ensure compliance in sourcing
  • Development of savings opportunities and benchmarking of industry standards and practices to identify quick win opportunities.
  • Timely process and circulate management reports as required.

    Academic / Professional Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business/IT or equivalent from a recognized university with postgraduate qualification in Purchasing & Supply
  • 5+ years’ experience in sourcing/procurement or related field;
  • Proven track record of strategic procurement with at least 2 years’ experience in technology management within the telecommunication industry
  • Knowledge of industry standards and best practices on sourcing.
  • CPIS will be an added advantage
  • Knowledge about market trends, evolution & new services or products related to information technology and networks

    Professional Skills

  • Proven planning and management skills
  • Excellent reports writing skills
  • Strong communication and excellent negotiation skills
  • Project and team management
  • Strong Analytical and accounting skills
  • High level of accountability and Integrity
  • Able to operate in a fast moving high performance driven organization
  • Results oriented
  • Critical and creative thinking

    This position is opened to Kenyan citizens only.

    If you fit the required profile, please apply highlighting how your qualifications, experience and career aspirations match the requirements for this position.

    Application should be sent by latest 3rd August 2016, please provide an updated Curriculum Vitae (CV) including details of your current telephone contacts and names of three referees.

    Apply through recruitment@telkomkenya.co.ke and quote the job title in the subject field.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


    Catholic Health Commission Project Assistant Job in Kenya

    The Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops

    General Secretariat

    Introduction:

    The KCCB – General Secretariat is the National Administrative, facilitative and Coordinative arm through which the KCCB implements and co-ordinates various Pastoral programs at the National level and undertakes all those responsibilities which express the mission of the Catholic Church in Kenya.

    It is seeking to fill the following key position in its Catholic Health Commission of Kenya – KCCB

    Project Assistant

    Roles and Responsibilities

  • Projects logistics and correspondence with Sub County TB Coordinators.
  • Facilitating funds disbursements to CHVs for community activities done
  • Verifying community based activities by CHVs
  • Planning of activities – scheduling of sub county TB activities and tracking community TB activities.
  • Field visits for onsite data verification
  • Participation in TB data quarterly review meetings.
  • Facility monitoring and evaluation visits
  • Supportive supervision to build the capacity of CHVs and TB nurses on data quality and reporting

    Required Qualifications / Skills:

  • A Diploma in Nursing or clinical Medicine or public Health
  • Bachelor’s degree will be an added advantage

    Personal Qualities

  • Excellent data analysis skills using current data analysis applications
  • Excellent computer skills - General Computer Proficiency (Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint)
  • A team player
  • Excellent interpersonal
  • Able to work under minimum supervision
  • A good knowledge of social teachings of the Church, and Ethical principles

    Applications should be addressed to:-

    General Secretary
    Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops - General Secretariat
    P.O. Box 13475 - 00800
    Nairobi
    hr@catholicchurch.or.ke
    or hrkccb2016@gmail.com

    To reach him on or before 29th July 2016

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted


    Danish Embassy Jobs in Kenya - Recruiting Administrative Officers/Receptionists

    Administrative Officers/Receptionists

    The Royal Danish is seeking to recruit an administrative/receptionist for the administrative team at the Embassy. The specific duties will be agreed upon once a candidate has been selected

    Expected responsibilities

  • Switchboard operation and receiving guests in a rotation with other colleges in a team.
  • Dispatching of mail locally and to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Denmark.
  • Keep the various lists of Embassy contacts updated.
  • Various secretarial duties - including the Ambassador.
  • Maintaining the Ambassador's Calendar.
  • Arranging of hotel bookings, air tickets (incl. preparation of payment voucher).
  • Arranging meetings, conferences and social functions.
  • Back up on protocol, archives etc.

    Person specifications

    The ideal candidate posses the following:

  • 5 years or more working experience in a similar position in administration and protocol work.
  • Diploma / degree in business or any related course.
  • Secretarial and Office Administration / Management training;
  • Highly proficient in Outlook, Ms Word, Excel.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimum supervision;
  • Fluency in spoken and written English.

    How to apply

    If you believe you are the right candidate for position and can clearly demonstrated you meet the criteria, please submit your application letter with a detailed CV including 3 referees to: recruitment@cloversmtc.com not later than Friday, 29th July 2016. The email subject should be "Administrative officer position - Your Name".

    Any application received after the deadline will not be considered.


    Pathfinder International Jobs in Kenya

    Pathfinder International is a non profit organization that is dedicated to supporting high quality comprehensive reproductive health services in Kenya. Pathfinder International will be implementing the USAID/Kenya and East Africa Pwani program that is aimed towards improving and increasing access and utilization of quality health services in Kenya through strengthened service delivery and institution capacity of county health systems.

    We are seeking highly motivate individuals to support in delivering our mission in the following counties; Mombasa, Lamu, Kilifi, Nairobi, Taita Taveta and Kwale.

  • Human Resource Manager (Mombasa)
  • Information Technology Manager (Mombasa)
  • Coxswain (Lamu)
  • Laboratory Technologist (Mombasa)
  • Grants Management Specialist (Mombasa)
  • Monitoring and Evaluation Officer (Kilifi)
  • Procurement Officer (Nairobi)
  • Program Coordinator (Mombasa)
  • MNCH/FP Technical Advisor (Kilifi)
  • Pediatric HIV/PMCTC Advisor (Mombasa)
  • Tuberculosis (TB) Advisor (Mombasa)
  • Senior Laboratory Technologist (Mombasa)

    For more information and job application details, see; Pathfinder International

    Candidates who meet the above requirements should send their CV and cover letter detailing current salary and clearly indicating daytime telephone contacts to For more information and job application details, see; Pathfinder International

    Closing date: 30th July, 2016

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted


    Family Media Camera Person Job in Kenya

    Vacancy: Camera Person

    Family Media is the fastest growing Christian media house in Africa. It prides itself in providing a message of hope and care to its audiences through Jesus Christ. Our mission is to keep Jesus on the airwaves.

    To achieve our mandate, we wish to hire a camera person who is hardworking, mature and responsible, and who meets the following requirements:

  • Have a Degree or Diploma in Mass Communication or in a related field
  • Have at least 2 years’ experience in camera work
  • Be willing and have the drive to be trained in production, editing, lighting interviewing and sound operations
  • Be willing to learn how to do their own productions.
  • Be a good team player
  • Ability to follow written and oral instructions
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure and deliver results on time
  • Have a passion for Media work
  • Must be a person of integrity, self-driven and passionate
  • Must have good and proven track record

    Qualified and interested candidates should email a cover letter and a copy of resume to hr@familymedia.tv by COB 29th July 2016.


    Head of Production Department Career in Rwanda

    Head of Production Department - Rwanda

    Background

    Our client is a manufacturing a company involved in the following:

    -Paper milling :

    -Tissue products (toilet paper, serviette, facial tissues, medical towel, kitchen towel and pocket tissues.)

    -Detergent Products: (liquid soap, hand wash, glass cleaner and dish wash etc Bar soap

    Our client will be able to produce and sell locally but also regionally for about USD 25 million (60% locally and 40% as exports, respectively.

    It is from this background that we are looking for dynamic and highly motivated person to Head our commercial department to give it direction towards excellence.

    The commercial department is composed of units of: Marketing, Sales and Distribution and export.

    Job Purpose: The purpose of the job is to coordinate and manage production activities at TIL in accordance with set strategies, guidelines, rules, regulations; and guide the Institution on all matters concerning production of products.

    Key Duties and Responsibilities:

    Reporting to the Deputy Chief Executive Officer, the Head of Production Department will be expected to perform the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Leading the company’s technical and production strategy;
  • Providing vision and leadership to the entire technical and production team;
  • Plan, organize and supervise all production and manufacturing operations to meet the company’s production objectives;
  • Developing the Trust Industries Research and Development (R&D) strategy;
  • Designing, implementing and continually improving systems to achieve and maintain efficiency in all production and manufacturing operations;
  • Developing and implementing the company’s quality management systems;
  • Leading the company to achieve and maintain ISO Certification;
  • Developing and implementing the company’s SOP’s and ensuring these consistently adhered;
  • Contribute to the recruitment, training and developing of the production and technical team;
  • Develop and implement, in collaboration the the HR department, the Performance management system across the production and technical department;
  • Coordinating the preparation of Production budgets and Strategic Action Plans for the TIL.
  • Coordinating the implementation of TIL production policies, programmes, projects and regulations and budgets and Strategic Action Plans;
  • Providing technical guidance and advice to the management of TIL on production issues, programmes and projects.
  • Monitoring the use and management of production facilities in TIL;.
  • Promoting appropriate production technologies and best practices;
  • Supervise, coach and mentor staff in production department;
  • Prepare and submit daily, weeely monthly and annual reports as required by the supervisor;
  • Any other duties required by the line manager and / or CEO;

    Minimum Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, A master's Degree in Engineering
  • At least 6 year of relevant experience 3 of which should have been at a senior level
  • MUST have a back ground in detergents or Recycling (Priority)
  • Managing production vendors. Client is using a Chinese firm to construct. This person oversees the activities of this firm.
  • Prior experience in managing a team of over 100.
  • Minimum of 35 years. Maturity is important
  • Should be willing to relocate to Rwanda.

    How to Apply

    Interested candidates can send their applications at nftkenyajobs@gmail.com stating their current and expected salary.


    KETRACO Jobs in Kenya

    1. KETRACO Senior Manager (Wayleave Acquisition) Job in Kenya

    The Kenya Electricity Transmission Company Limited (KETRACO) is a 100% state-owned corporation incorporated on 2nd December, 2008 under the Company's Act, Cap 486 as a State Corporation pursuant to the Sessional Paper No. 4 of 2004 on Energy.

    The Mandate of the Company is to plan, design, construct, operate and maintain high voltage electricity transmission infrastructure, the National Electricity Transmission Grid and Regional Interconnectors.

    KETRACO’s Vision is to be a world-class electricity transmission company and the leading inter-connector in Africa.

    The Mission of the Company is to build and operate a national electricity transmission network that is reliable, efficient, effective, safe and environment-friendly through innovative and best practices; and to promote regional power trade for socio-economic development.

    To achieve the above mandate, KETRACO has so far completed and commissioned 1,115.5km of transmission lines with 5000km committed and on-going projects.

    The Company has an asset base of over Kshs. 77 Billion. In addition, and to increase access to electricity, KETRACO plans to construct additional 7000km of transmission lines in the next five years.

    In order to meet the planned growth and improve access to electricity in Kenya, the Board of Directors of KETRACO now wish to identify and recruit a capable officer to fill the following Management position:

    Senior Manager – Wayleave Acquisition

    (1 Post)

    Ref: KETRACO/5/1C/40/91/Vol I - B

    Job Description: The Senior Manager will be responsible to the General Manager Technical Services for effective coordination and implementation of Land Survey, Land Economist, Environmentalists and Social Economists functions to ensure effective acquisition of wayleave corridor.

    Specific duties and responsibilities will entail:-

  • Participating in the development of section plans, objectives, strategies, policies, norms and procedures;
  • Liaising with local communities to ensure success of resettlement programmes;
  • Overseeing implementation of Land Survey, environmental management, and Land
  • Economic policies, strategies, plans and other relevant statutes to ensure compliance with relevant policies and guidelines on wayleave acquisition;
  • Overseeing the conduct of feasibility studies and socio impact assessment on all KETRACO projects to confirm viability of projects on key requirements such as environmental and regulatory issues, project structuring, estimation of project costs and the development of an economic and financial model in line with KETRACO goals and objectives;
  • Overseeing inspection, audit and system studies on KETRACO projects and facilities for viability and compliance with relevant policies, guidelines, goals and objectives on power safety;
  • Analysing project performance reports and prepare action plans;
  • Liaising with other departments/divisions/sections to ensure timely response to queries and issues affecting projects;
  • Overseeing supervision of contracted services on KETRACO projects;
  • Ensuring all communities affected by KETRACO projects are compensated; and
  • Managing section resources, supervising, appraising and identifying staff training and development needs.

    Job Specifications:

  • The right candidate must have served as a Land Surveyor or Land Economist for a minimum of ten (10) years in a comparable and relevant position in the Public or Private sector, six (6) of which must have been in a Senior Management level;
  • He/she will have a Bachelor’s degree in any of the following disciplines: - Land Surveying and Potogrammetry, Geometrics, Geomatic Engineering, Technology in Geo-informatic, Geo-spatial Engineering, Philosophy in Technology Survey, Land Economics or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution of higher learning;
  • Practical working knowledge of an ERP such as SAP is essential. A Master’s level qualification is desirable;
  • Must be a member of the Institution of Surveyors of Kenya (ISK) or be registered by a relevant professional body;
  • Have attended a Project Development and Management course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution. 2. KETRACO Senior Manager (Project Management & Construction) Job in Kenya

    Senior Manager - Project Management & Construction

    (1 Post)

    Ref: KETRACO/5/1C/40/91/Vol I - B

    Job Description: The Senior Manager will be responsible to the General Manager Technical Services for coordination and implementation of Projects.

    Duties and responsibilities at this level will entail:-

  • Providing technical leadership and guidance in the development and implementation of design and construction strategies and design of transmission network;
  • Co-ordinating and supervising design of major projects in liaison with the other relevant departments/divisions and stakeholders;
  • Formulating power system design standards in liaison with other divisions and enforcing compliance;
  • Sourcing and managing design contractual services as per approved procedures and policies;
  • Liaising with external contractors to ensure that designs conform to Company standards;
  • Budgeting and budgetary control for the department;
  • Maintaining a supportive working environment to foster optimum performance;
  • Monitoring the performance management of the department;
  • Implementing management and technological innovations to enhance efficiency in the department;
  • Creating and maintaining detailed project schedules as per approved policies and procedures;
  • Working closely with the project site managers during construction phase to ensure that the drawings, material and equipment are within the defined parameters;
  • Providing technical information to staff and subcontractors to ensure projects comply with all engineering standards, codes, specifications and design instructions;
  • Researching and recommending solutions to problems, including conflict, interferences and error or omissions;
  • Ensuring continuous updating and accurate generation of construction documents;
  • Participating in the preparation of field change requests to resolve the design and engineering issues.

    Job Specifications:

  • The right candidate will have a minimum of ten (10) years in Engineering Project Management in the Public or Private Sector, six (6) of which must have been in a Senior Management level and must have a proven track record of Project Design and Construction;
  • Must have at least seven (7) years post registration experience in management of construction projects worth one billion and above, preferably in projects financed by multilateral agencies;
  • He/she will have a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, with relevant certification in project management, practical working knowledge of an ERP such as SAP is essential. A Master’s level qualification is desirable;
  • Must be a member of the Institution of Engineers of Kenya (IEK) and registered by the Engineers Registration Board of Kenya;
  • Must have a valid Practicing License from the Engineers Registration Board of Kenya;
  • Have a certificate in either Corporate Governance or Strategic Leadership Development Programme lasting not less than three (3) weeks from a recognized institution.

    3. KETRACO Company Secretary / Senior Manager (Legal Services) Job in Kenya

    Company Secretary / Senior Manager, Legal Services

    (1 Post)

    Ref: KETRACO/5/1C/40/90/Vol I – B

    Reporting to the Managing Director, the Company Secretary/Senior Manager Legal Services is responsible for ensuring that KETRACO complies with standard financial and legal practice and maintains high standards of Corporate Governance.

    The jobholder will act as a link between the Board of Directors and the principal shareholder (Government), reporting in a timely and accurate manner on statutory procedures and developments.

    Specific duties and responsibilities will entail:-

  • Overseeing the formulation, implementation and review of the Organization’s laws, by-laws, strategies on litigation and other relevant regulations and risk management, records and property management;
  • Ensuring that the Company complies with statutory obligations and other regulatory requirements;
  • Liaising with the Attorney General on all litigation matters;
  • Ensuring effective and efficient management of agreements and contracts;
  • Carrying out investigation on legal issues affecting the Organization;
  • Overseeing drawing, designing and implementation of legal agreements and contracts in liaison with relevant divisions/departments;
  • Monitoring and ensuring compliance with legal framework, agreements and contracts;
  • Coordinating the preparation and processing of legal opinion, legal notices and other gazettements;
  • Vetting and recommending legal fees payable to external advocates;
  • Taking custody of the Company’s seal and security documents including land title documents and other vital legal records and documents;
  • Overseeing the drafting and vetting of contracts;
  • Overseeing filing of statutory annual returns with the registrar of companies including changes in directorship;
  • Monitoring the performance of the legal unit including achievement of performance targets;
  • Advising staff disciplinary committee on prosecution procedures and legal requirements;
  • Overseeing the research on emerging legal issues and advising the Organization accordingly;
  • Ensuring awareness creation to company staff on the requirements of relevant legislation to ensure compliance with legal statutes/legislators; and
  • Overseeing supervision, staff development and performance management.

    Job Specifications:

  • The right candidate will have a minimum of ten (10) years of progressively responsible working experience with at least 6 years in a senior management/leadership position leading and managing Company Secretarial and Legal responsibilities of a large organization in the public or private sector;
  • He /she must have a Bachelor’s degree in Law from a recognized institution of higher learning;
  • Have a Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law or any other equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
  • A Master’s level qualification is desirable;
  • Be an advocate of the High Court of Kenya and must have a current Law Practicing Certificate;
  • Have a Certified Public Secretaries (K) certificate offered by KASNEB;
  • Certificate in Corporate Governance or Strategic Leadership Development Programme lasting not less than three (3) Weeks from a recognized institution.

    4. KETRACO Senior Manager (Supply Chain) Job in Kenya

    Senior Manager, Supply Chain

    (1 Post)

    Ref: KETRACO/5/1C/40/89/Vol I - B

    Reporting to the Managing Director, the Senior Manager Supply Chain is responsible and accountable for managing and coordinating all aspects of procurement, inventory management and logistics, adding value to the activities of the Company by making sure procurement process is timely and based on value for money, quality and is fully compliant to all relevant public procurement regulations and guidelines.

    Specific duties and responsibilities will entail:-

  • Overseeing the development, implementation and review of organization procurement manual, policies, plans, regulations and procedures;
  • Ensuring compliance with established and internationally recognised procurement procedures, laws, regulations and guidelines applicable in all procurement transactions;
  • Overseeing monitoring and evaluation of procured goods and services;
  • Overseeing evaluation of the performance of suppliers and contractors;
  • Overseeing supply chain management activities in such areas as fleet management, inventory and stock control, disposal of stores and equipment, evaluation of tender documents and presentation to tender committee for adjudication;
  • Ensuring payment of suppliers of goods and services;
  • Overseeing the conduct of procurement market research; and
  • Overseeing supervision, staff development and performance appraisal.

    Job Specifications:

  • The right candidate will have a minimum of ten (10) years of progressively responsible working experience with at least 6 years in a senior management/leadership position leading and managing procurement and logistics responsibilities of a large organization in the public or private sector;
  • Bachelor’s degree in any of the following disciplines: Supply Chain Management and Logistics, Commerce/Business Administration (Supplies Management option) or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution of higher learning. The desired candidate should have a professional purchasing qualification such as CIPS and must be registered with and have a current Supplies Practitioners License from, the Kenya Institute of Supply Management;
  • Practical working knowledge and competence with purchasing management software and/or automated procurement systems, such as SAP is mandatory. A Master’s level qualification is desirable;
  • Certificate in either Corporate Governance or Strategic Leadership Development Programme lasting not less than three (3) Weeks from a recognized institution.

    5. KETRACO Senior Manager (Human Resource and Administration) Job in Kenya

    Senior Manager, Human Resource and Administration

    1 Post

    Ref: KETRACO/5/1C/40/88/Vol I - B

    Reporting to the Managing Director, the Senior HR&ADM Manager is responsible and accountable for planning, directing and executing all human resources strategies, policies and activities, including: talent acquisition and retention, remuneration, employee engagement and labour relations, learning and development, performance management, change management and security services.

    Specific duties and responsibilities will entail:-

  • Overseeing the formulation and interpretation of human resource management policies, rules and regulations including those relating to pensions, salary administration, labour laws and other statutes that impact on the human resource;
  • Identify, attract, deploy and retain qualified and skilled personnel;
  • Maintain a robust remuneration strategy and appropriate terms and conditions of employment;
  • Ensure efficient and effective administration of services including maintenance of KETRACO property, offices, substations and provision of transport services and security services;
  • Ensure continuous development and maintenance of effective performance management systems;
  • Coordinating training needs assessments for KETRACO staff;
  • Guiding on all matters related to appointments and placement, discipline, promotions and confirmation of staff; and
  • Coordinating human resource annual budget and work plans.

    Job Specifications:

  • The right candidate will have a minimum of ten (10) years relevant experience in the Public or Private Sector, six (6) years gained in a senior managerial level and a proven track record in development and management of the human resource function in a high performing results –oriented, growth organization;
  • He/she must have Bachelor’s degree in Human Resource or related field with a Higher Diploma in Human Resource Management from an accredited institution of learning;
  • He/she must be registered with and have a current practicing certificate from the institute of Human Resource Management, Kenya. Practical working knowledge and competence with human resource information system/ERP such as SAP is mandatory. A
  • Master’s level qualification is desirable.

    6. KETRACO General Manager (Finance & Strategy) Job in Kenya

    General Manager, Finance & Strategy

    (1 Post)

    Ref: KETRACO/5/1C/40/87/Vol I - B

    The General Manager is accountable to the Managing Director and will be responsible for prudent management of financial resources, Corporate Planning Services, identifying new business opportunities and management of ICT in the organization.

    Specific duties and responsibilities will entail:-

  • Ensuring compliance of financial transactions to approved policies, procedures and control systems;
  • Providing strategic leadership and management of Corporate Strategy;
  • Engaging and influencing Stakeholders and partners in securing funding for various businesses at KETRACO;
  • Providing guidance and coordinating the development, review and implementation of ICT policies, strategies, guidelines, procedures and standards;
  • Coordinating the development, implementation and review of the corporate business plan, objectives, policies, budgets and performance;
  • Advising and guiding other divisions/departments on corporate strategy matters, economic analysis, performance monitoring, evaluation and research;
  • Developing, deploying and maintaining appropriate ICT infrastructure and connectivity solutions for secure, efficient and effective flow of information to facilitate operations and decision making;
  • Coordinating debt collection, credit control and maintenance of debtors ledgers as per approved policies and procedure;
  • Ensuring preparation of variance analysis and other cost control reports;
  • Responding to both internal and external queries;
  • Overseeing staff performance management, development and capacity building; and
  • Diversification of the Company’s revenue streams.

    Job Specifications:

  • The right candidate will have twelve (12) years of progressively responsible working experience with at least (6) years in a senior management/leadership position leading and managing financial responsibilities, corporate strategy, business development and ICT infrastructure;
  • He/she must be a CPA (K) in good standing and have a Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting or related discipline from a recognized institution of higher learning. Practical working knowledge and competence with a financial information system/ERP such as SAP is mandatory. A Masters level qualification is desirable;
  • Certificate in Corporate Governance or Strategic Leadership Development Programme lasting not less than three (3) weeks from a recognized institution.

    7. KETRACO General Manager (Technical Services) Job in Kenya

    General Manager - Technical Services

    (1 Post)

    Ref: KETRACO/5/1C/40/86/Vol I - B

    The General Manager Technical Services is accountable to the Managing Director and will guide in the delivery of the entire spectrum of the respective departmental strategies.

    A key part of this role will be to provide leadership in project management while ensuring utmost respect for people, property and environment.

    Specific duties and responsibilities at this level will entail:-

  • Providing guidance in the development and implementation of strategies, policies, plans, standards and procedures pertaining to system planning, development, system operations and project management, and wayleave acquisition for high voltage power transmission lines and sub-stations projects;
  • Provide technical leadership to multidisciplinary teams to enable them develop, implement and evaluate strategic management plans and budgets aimed at improving performance standards and organization effectiveness;
  • Coordinating a multi-disciplinary team to develop efficient and reliable power design packages for the high voltage substations;
  • Coordinating quality design activities to maintain project schedules and successful projects implementation;
  • Overseeing the enforcement of the Organization’s environmental and safety standards and national environmental, safety and health statutes in liaison with relevant stakeholders;
  • Coordinating the preparation of Environmental and Social Impact Assessment
  • Studies (ESIA) and Resettlement Action Plan (RAP) reports;
  • Ensuring compliance of all KETRACO projects with local and international legal regulations and standards on environmental protection and conservation including donor requirements;
  • Overseeing construction works, cadastral, topographical and engineering surveying for the proposed transmission lines and substations including contracted services;
  • Overseeing all engineering designs, installation and maintenance of protection and control equipment in the transmission system;
  • Coordinating the identification and upgrading of protection and control equipment in the transmission system;
  • Managing divisional resources, staff development, and capacity building and performance appraisal.

    Job Specifications:

  • The right candidate will have a minimum of twelve (12) years in Engineering Project Management in the Public or Private Sector, six (6) of which must have been in a Senior Management level and must have a proven track record of managing delivering large-scale and multi-year infrastructure and capital projects with various stakeholders, partners and service providers within a scope, on time and within budget;
  • He/she will have a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, with relevant certification in project management, practical working knowledge of an ERP such as SAP is essential. A Master’s level qualification is desirable;
  • Must be a member of the Institution of Engineers of Kenya (IEK) and registered by the Engineers Registration Board of Kenya;
  • Must have a Valid Practicing License from the Engineers Registration Board of Kenya;
  • Have a certificate in either Corporate Governance or Strategic Leadership Development Programme lasting not less than three (3) weeks from a recognized institution.

    Terms of Service and Remuneration

    The appointment for this position will be permanent and pensionable.

    The successful candidate for the positions will be offered competitive remuneration package in accordance with the Company guidelines.

    Candidates interested in the above positions are expected to fulfil the requirements of Chapter 6 of the Constitution of Kenya.

    Specifically, they must obtain and submit with their application copies of clearance certificates from the following organizations: -

  • Kenya Revenue Authority;
  • Higher Education Loans Board;
  • Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission;
  • Criminal Investigation Department (Certificate of Good Conduct);

    A report from an approved Credit Reference Bureau (CRB).

    Candidates who meet the above requirements should submit their applications so as to reach the address shown below (clearly stating the reference in the letter and on the envelope) by close of business on 5th August, 2016 at 5.00pm.

    Applications to include CVs with details of day time contacts, current and expected salary, notice period required to take up appointment, names and contacts of three referees.

    Applicants must also attach copies of all Certificates/Testimonials, and copy of National ID/Passport.

    The Managing Director,
    Kenya Electricity Transmission Company Limited,
    KAWI Complex, 4th Floor,
    Popo Lane, South C, off Red Cross Road,
    P.O. Box 34942 – 00100,
    Nairobi.

    Or emailed to: HR_Recruitment@ketraco.co.ke

    KETRACO is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity and gender equality.

    Applications without the relevant qualifications, copies of documents/details as sought for will not be considered.

    Any form of canvassing shall lead to automatic disqualification.

    Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.


    Temporary Driver Job Vacancy at The National Democratic Institute, Kenya

    Vacancy: Relief Driver

    The National Democratic Institute (NDI) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization working to support and strengthen institutions worldwide through citizen participation, openness and accountability in government.

    NDI is currently seeking a Relief driver for the Regional Office based in Nairobi.

    The successful candidate will not be a fulltime employee but only called upon as and when there is work demand or step in when regular drivers are on leave.

    The driver will be responsible for;

  • Collecting and delivering payments and letters
  • Picking and dropping off travelers
  • Maintain vehicles in good working conditions and run errands related to vehicle maintenance.
  • Making sure the insurance and road tax are paid as may be applicable.
  • Other support duties as assigned.

    The candidate must have;

  • A clean valid driving license, with a minimum of five years active driving experience,
  • have good interpersonal skills to effectively interact with staff and guest and must possess a valid certificate of good conduct.
  • Good knowledge of Kenya is essential.

    How to Apply

    Interested candidates should submit their curriculum vitae (CV) and application letter to kssadmin@ndi.org.

    Applications will be reviewed as they come in until the position is filled.

    Only shortlisted Candidates will be contacted.


    KUCCPS Placement and Career Services Officer Job in Kenya

    The Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service invites applications for the following position:

    Placement and Career Services Officer

    KUCCPS 5

    Ref. Code KUCCPS 018/16

    1 Position

    The Placement and Career Services Officer will be the head of the Placement and Career Services Department and will be answerable to the Secretary of the Board / Chief Executive Officer for the overall management and administration of the department.

    Key Responsibilities:

  • Co-ordinate compilation of declared capacities of technical programmes in Universities and Colleges;
  • Liaise with the Kenya National Examination Council regarding acquisition of K.C.S.E. registration and results data, for uploading and updating of the Placement Service MIS;
  • Implement the policies and decisions of the Board on placement and career guidance;
  • Develop, review and publish handbooks on placement and career guidelines with information on available programmes, their costs and the areas of study prioritised by the Government for use by schools, students and other stakeholders;
  • Develop structured career mentorship linkages and partnerships with other Government agencies, County Governments, education sector players and corporate institutions;
  • Prepare periodic reports on placement and career guidance;
  • Advise on internship and career mentorship programmes;
  • Plan and budget for the department; and Supervise and coordinate staff development and performance appraisal in the department.

    Minimum Requirements

    For appointment to this grade, a candidate must:-

  • Have served in the grade of Placement and Career Services Officer for a minimum of five (5) years with hands on experience in a leadership and management position preferably in admissions and enrollment processes in the Higher Education Sub-Sector;
  • Have a Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Developmental Studies, relevant Social Sciences or equivalent qualification from a recognised institution.
  • Possess a relevant Master’s Degree;
  • Be proficient in the relevant computer applications; and
  • Have demonstrated a high degree of professional competence and ability in the administration and management of the placement and career mentorship function as reflected in work performance and results;
  • Have met the requirements of Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya on leadership and integrity. Applicants should have clearance certificates from the following bodies; Kenya Revenue Authority, Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission, Higher Educations Loans Board, a Licensed Credit Reference Bureau and the Director of Criminal Investigations.

    How to Apply

    Placement and Career Services Officer

    Interested applicants should post or hand deliver their applications in sealed envelopes clearly marked with the position applied for and reference code to:

    The Chief Executive Officer
    Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service
    ACK Garden House, 3rd Floor, 1st Ngong Avenue, Community
    P. O. Box 105166-00101,
    Nairobi

    Or Email to applications@kuccps.ac.ke with the reference code and the position applied for as the subject line.

    The deadline for receipt of the applications is July 29, 2016 at 5.00 pm.

    The Placement Service is an equal opportunity employer.

    Persons with disabilities, women and candidates from marginalised regions are encouraged to apply


    Tana Water Jobs in Kenya

    1. Tana Water Accountant Job in Kenya

    Tana Water Services Board is one of the eight Water Services Boards under the Ministry of Water and Irrigation created under the Water Act 2002 with the mandate of providing economical and efficient Water and Sewerage Services within its area of jurisdiction.

    The Board covers the six counties of Murang’a, Nyeri, Kirinyaga, Embu, Tharaka-Nithi and Meru with its Head Office in Nyeri town.

    The Board invites qualified personnel to fill the following vacant position:

    Accountant

    Reporting to the Senior Accountant, the Accountant will be responsible for compiling and posting general ledger information and summaries concerning transactions.

    The specific duties and responsibilities will be to:

  • Prepare monthly and quarterly management & projects financial reports
  • Prepare annual financial statements
  • Process all payment and post to the general ledger
  • Maintain and regularly update the Fixed Assets Register, including computation of monthly depreciation and posting the same to the General Ledger
  • Monitor monthly revenues and expenses and where applicable ensure that they are accrued or posted in the correct accounting period
  • Bank and accounts reconciliations
  • Compute taxes owed and prepare tax returns ensuring compliance with payment, reporting and other tax requirements
  • Prepare audit schedules and liaise with both internal and external auditors
  • Any other duty as may be assigned from time to time

    Job requirements:

  • Bachelor degree in Commerce/Business Administration majoring in Accounting/Finance or equivalent from a recognized University
  • Professional qualification in Certified Public Accountant CPA (K)
  • Good understanding and experience in all aspects of accounting and financial management including management of donor funds
  • Exposure to computerized financial systems together with experience in dealing with public sector accounting
  • Ability to negotiate budgets at the highest levels and manage human and other resources is an asset for this job
  • Ability to consistently meet strict deadlines is mandatory
  • At least 5 years working experience in a busy Accounts/Finance Office of which 2 must be in a supervisory level
  • Familiarity with donor funded projects and financial reporting are a definite advantage.
  • A holder of masters degree in finance/accounting or related field will have an added advantage.

    Competences/attributes

  • Knowledge of international public sector accounting standards (IPSAS)
  • Knowledge of procurements and disposal Act 2015
  • Ability to work under minimum supervision
  • Excellent communication
  • Negotiation and problem solving skills.

    This position is on a permanent and pensionable terms.

    Application Process

    Those who meet the specified requirements should send their Application Letter in a sealed Envelope Marked with the Title of the position being applied for; together with detailed Curriculum Vitae, Certified Copies of Academic Certificates and National Identity /Passport.

    Shortlisted applicants will be required to show proof of valid Certificate of Good Conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI), Tax Compliance Certificate from the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA), Clearance from the Higher Education Loans Board (HELB), Credit Reference Bureau and Compliance Certificate from the Ethics and Anti-corruption Commission (EACC).

    The applications should reach the undersigned not later than 29th of July, 2016 at close of business (5pm).

    The Chief Executive Officer
    Tana Water Services Board
    Baden Powell Road
    P. O. Box 1292 – 10100
    Nyeri – Kenya

    Sealed Hand-Delivered Applications can be dropped at the Registry – Tana Water Services Board (TWSB) MAJI House, Baden Powel Road.

    Applicants may alternatively choose to email their Applications to: - ceo@tanawsb.or.ke with the title of the position being applied for as the subject.

    NB: Candidates are expected to state their current and expected salary

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    TWSB is an equal opportunity employer and people of all diversities are encouraged to apply.

    Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

    2. Tana Water Human Resource Officer Job in Kenya

    Human Resource Officer

    Reporting to the Human Resources and Administration Manager, the Human Resource Officer is responsible for supporting the human resources division on development, reviewing and implementation of Human Resource policies, strategies, programmes and procedures to support TWSB’s Strategic goals and objectives to enhance individual and organizational performance and growth.

    The specific duties and responsibilities will be to:

  • Implementing Human Resource Management policies, rules and regulations
  • Coordinating the implementation of Performance Management including Performance
  • Appraisal System and the Reward and Sanction Framework manage monthly payroll, the Board’s medical and pension schemes, staff welfare and timely submission of statutory deductions in line with established policies and regulations
  • Ensuring compliance with labour Laws
  • Administer and monitor utilization of the organization’s staff leave to ensure compliance with the applicable internal policies and legislation
  • Maintain and update the staff database (Manual and electronic)
  • Handle administrative issues
  • Facilitating staff development programs and prepare training programs to ensure staff and management accomplish their development plans satisfactorily
  • Prepare relevant progress and annual reports on the performance of the Board
  • Coordinate implementation of quality management system within the division
  • Any other duty as may be assigned from time to time.

    Job Requirement

  • Bachelor’s degree in social sciences/Business Administration or a related field from a recognized university or a Higher National Diploma in Human Resource Management
  • Must be a current member of Institute of Human Resource Management, Kenya (IHRM) Kenya
  • Computer literacy and familiarity with standard office computer applications
  • At least 5 years working experience in Human Resources of which 2 must be in a supervisory level for degree holders or 7 years of which 2 must be in supervisory level for holders of Higher National Diploma in Human Resource Management.
  • A holder of masters’ degree in Business Human Resource Management or related field will have an added advantage.

    Competences / attributes

  • Knowledge of Kenya Labour Laws
  • Ability to work under minimum supervision
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Strong counselling and problem solving skills
  • Discretion and confidentiality.

    This position is on a permanent and pensionable terms.

    Application Process

    Those who meet the specified requirements should send their Application Letter in a sealed Envelope Marked with the Title of the position being applied for; together with detailed Curriculum Vitae, Certified Copies of Academic Certificates and National Identity /Passport.

    Shortlisted applicants will be required to show proof of valid Certificate of Good Conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI), Tax Compliance Certificate from the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA), Clearance from the Higher Education Loans Board (HELB), Credit Reference Bureau and Compliance Certificate from the Ethics and Anti-corruption Commission (EACC).

    The applications should reach the undersigned not later than 29th of July, 2016 at close of business (5pm).

    The Chief Executive Officer
    Tana Water Services Board
    Baden Powell Road
    P. O. Box 1292 – 10100
    Nyeri – Kenya

    Sealed Hand-Delivered Applications can be dropped at the Registry – Tana Water Services Board (TWSB) MAJI House, Baden Powel Road.

    Applicants may alternatively choose to email their Applications to: - ceo@tanawsb.or.ke with the title of the position being applied for as the subject.

    NB: Candidates are expected to state their current and expected salary

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    TWSB is an equal opportunity employer and people of all diversities are encouraged to apply.

    Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

    3. Tana Water Procurement Manager Job in Kenya

    Procurement Manager

    Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, Procurement Manager is responsible for ensuring that the Board’s procurement of goods, services, works and assets disposal is carried out within the Public Procurement and Disposal Act (2015).

    The specific duties and responsibilities will be to:

  • Overseeing the overall management of procurement and supplies
  • Developing, updating and overseeing the application of appropriate quality control in procurement function
  • Processing tender documentation and applications
  • Prepare relevant progress and annual reports on the performance of the Board
  • Prepare annual procurement plans in accordance with the budget process
  • Ensure compliance with regulations, policies and practices in the implementation of procurement activities
  • Contract management
  • Ensure maintenance of optimal level stocks of supplies consistent with the Board requirements
  • Supervise, train, mentor and coach divisional staff procurement personnel
  • Perform administrative and any other duties that may be assigned from time to time
  • Coordinate implementation of quality management system within the department
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the CEO from time to time.

    Job Requirement

  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management or a related field from a recognized university or Higher National Diploma in Purchasing and Supplies or its equivalent.
  • Be a Registered Member with the Kenya Institute of Supplies Management or Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supplies.
  • Computer literacy and familiarity with standard office computer applications.
  • At least 7 years working experience in procurement of which four must be in a managerial position for degree holders or 10 years of which for four must be in a managerial position for holders of Higher National Diploma in Purchasing and Supplies.
  • A holder of Masters Degree in a Business related field will have an added advantage.

    Competences / Attributes

  • Possess strong interpersonal and negotiations skills with the ability to network and develop strong business relationships
  • Clear understanding of the Public Procurement & Disposal Act
  • Ability to work under minimum supervision
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills

    This position is on three (3) years renewable contract upon satisfactory performance.

    Application Process

    Those who meet the specified requirements should send their Application Letter in a sealed Envelope Marked with the Title of the position being applied for; together with detailed Curriculum Vitae, Certified Copies of Academic Certificates and National Identity /Passport.

    Shortlisted applicants will be required to show proof of valid Certificate of Good Conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI), Tax Compliance Certificate from the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA), Clearance from the Higher Education Loans Board (HELB), Credit Reference Bureau and Compliance Certificate from the Ethics and Anti-corruption Commission (EACC).

    The applications should reach the undersigned not later than 29th of July, 2016 at close of business (5pm).

    The Chief Executive Officer
    Tana Water Services Board
    Baden Powell Road
    P. O. Box 1292 – 10100
    Nyeri – Kenya

    Sealed Hand-Delivered Applications can be dropped at the Registry – Tana Water Services Board (TWSB) MAJI House, Baden Powel Road.

    Applicants may alternatively choose to email their Applications to: - ceo@tanawsb.or.ke with the title of the position being applied for as the subject.

    NB: Candidates are expected to state their current and expected salary

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    TWSB is an equal opportunity employer and people of all diversities are encouraged to apply.

    Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

    4. Tana Water Internal Audit and Assurance Manager Job in Kenya

    Internal Audit and Assurance Manager

    Reporting to the Audit & Governance Committee of the Board and administratively to the Chief Executive Officer, the Internal Audit and Assurance Manager coordinates the internal audit division and provides independent objective assurance by reviewing internal control systems and also mandated by the Board to play an oversight and advisory role in the implementation of the Board’s resolutions of internal audit reports.

    The specific duties and responsibilities will be to:

  • Develop work plans and budgets for the Division for approval
  • Oversee the execution of the approved divisional work plans and budgets
  • Oversee performance management in the division
  • Prepare and submit all monthly, quarterly and annual reports for the division
  • Prepare a draft board management papers for approval
  • Identify training needs for the departmental staff
  • Participate in the development and review of the Institution’s strategic plan
  • Identify procurement needs of the division
  • Supervise, train, mentor and coach divisional staff
  • Participate in various committees in the Institution
  • Coordinate implementation of quality management system within the division
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the CEO from time to time.

    Job requirements:

  • Bachelor of Commerce/Business Administration degree in Accounting/Finance or equivalent from a recognized University
  • Professional qualification in Certified Public Accountant CPA (K)
  • Must be a current member of ICPAK
  • Be familiar with computer based accounting and use of computer aided auditing techniques
  • Computer literacy and familiarity with standard office computer applications.
  • At least 7 years working experience in audit of which four must be in a managerial position
  • A holder of a Masters degree in a Business related field will have an added advantage.

    Competences / attributes

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.

    This position is on three (3) years renewable contract upon satisfactory performance.

    Application Process

    Those who meet the specified requirements should send their Application Letter in a sealed Envelope Marked with the Title of the position being applied for; together with detailed Curriculum Vitae, Certified Copies of Academic Certificates and National Identity /Passport.

    Shortlisted applicants will be required to show proof of valid Certificate of Good Conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI), Tax Compliance Certificate from the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA), Clearance from the Higher Education Loans Board (HELB), Credit Reference Bureau and Compliance Certificate from the Ethics and Anti-corruption Commission (EACC).

    The applications should reach the undersigned not later than 29th of July, 2016 at close of business (5pm).

    The Chief Executive Officer
    Tana Water Services Board
    Baden Powell Road
    P. O. Box 1292 – 10100
    Nyeri – Kenya

    Sealed Hand-Delivered Applications can be dropped at the Registry – Tana Water Services Board (TWSB) MAJI House, Baden Powel Road.

    Applicants may alternatively choose to email their Applications to: - ceo@tanawsb.or.ke with the title of the position being applied for as the subject.

    NB: Candidates are expected to state their current and expected salary

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    TWSB is an equal opportunity employer and people of all diversities are encouraged to apply.

    Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.


    WFP Logistics Assistant Job in Hargeisa, Somalia

    UN World Food Programme – Somalia

    Vacancy Announcement No. 015/2016

    Position No. 16-0021692

    Post Title: Logistics Assistant

    Contract type: Fixed Term

    Post Grade: G5

    Duty Station: Hargeisa

    Duration: 1 year (Initial)

    Date of issue: 19th July 2016

    Closing Date: 1st August 2016

    Organizational Background: The World Food Programme Somalia activities include food assistance for relief, emergency school feeding, humanitarian air and logistics services, food coordination and emergency rehabilitation projects.

    This position is open to qualified Somalia candidates. Female candidates in particular, are encouraged to apply.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    Under the direct supervision of the National Logistics Officer and overall Supervision of the Head of Area Office, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Provide support to logistics operations and activities, following standard processes and facilitating, directly or indirectly, the effective delivery of food assistance to beneficiaries;
  • Support timely ordering and delivery of commodities and supplies to authorized partners and destinations;
  • Support management of logistics vendors’ contracting activities including performance monitoring and measurement;
  • Respond to a variety of technical queries/requests for support, following standard processes, and obtaining guidance as required, to ensure timely and accurate resolution of all enquiries with a high standard of client service mind-set;
  • Contribute to budget preparation, monitoring and revision for all delivery modalities, ensuring adherence to relevant procedures and in compliance with corporate standards;
  • Assist in monitoring inventory management processes to track trends and account for the inventory status from source to beneficiary;
  • Assist in management of commodity accounting data quality and integrity;
  • Support operational pipeline analyses, assessments and operational planning for all delivery modalities;
  • Process documentation for execution of logistics operations (e.g. customs clearance, invoice verification), take appropriate actions to resolve operational issues escalating various issues to the supervisor;
  • Collect and compile data, produce and/or contribute to reports (e.g. CCTI, SPRs, financial closure, physical inventory, transport performance) and ensure information accuracy in corporate systems in support to informed decision-making;
  • Provide guidance to other support staff, in order to assist them in completing standard tasks;
  • Perform other related duties as required.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    Education: Completion of Secondary School Education. Post-secondary certificate in the related field is desirable.

    Experience: Four years of progressive work experience of which at least two years of continuous service in Logistics or similar functional area of work.

    Language: Fluency in both written and spoken Somalia and English is a requirement.

    Knowledge: Has demonstrated an ability to perform all routine Logistics activities in line with WFPs operating standards through day to day work. Experience using cooperate system to monitor ongoing shipments, pipeline information, insurance claims and food stocks. General knowledge of UN system policies, rules, regulations and procedures and in the area of work.

    How to Apply

    Interested and qualified candidates are requested to submit online applications only according to the following procedures:

  • Go to:Logistics Assistant

  • Step 1: Create your online CV.
  • Step 2: Click on “Description” to read the position requirements and “Apply” to submit your application.

    NOTE: You must complete Step 2 in order for your application to be considered for this vacancy.

    Applications that do not meet the above requirements will be disregarded.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


    Project Support unit International intern-DDR

    Position Title: Project Support unit International intern-DDR

    Vacancy No : SVN/IOMSO/061/2016

    Duty Station : Nairobi, Kenya

    Classification : International Internship contract.

    Type of Appointment : 6 months with possibility of extension.

    Organizational unit : Project Development and Monitoring Unit.

    Reporting directly to : Project Development Officer.

    Overall supervision : Chief of Mission (COM).

    Position grade : Ungraded (US $ 500 p.m.)

    Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible

    Established in 1951, IOM is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.

    Context: IOM Somalia’s DDR Unit is implementing a number of projects related to social infrastructure and livelihood development, return and reintegration efforts, community stabilization, countering violence extremism (CVE), conflict mitigation and peacebuilding, including supporting processes such as social cohesion, disarmament, demobilization and reintegration (DDR) and security sector reform (SSR), from a migration-related perspective.

    Under the direct supervision of the Project Development Officer and overall supervision by the Chief of Mission, and in close coordination with colleagues from the DDR Unit, the incumbent will be primarily responsible for providing technical, administrative, research and drafting support to DDR activities, with a focus on the reinsertion and socioeconomic reintegration phases of DDR, as well as CVE and prevention of violent extremism (PVE)

    Core Functions / Responsibilities:

    1. Monitor development of DDR/CVE/PVE issues, and contribute to the development of thematic reports and policies.

    2. Contribute to data collection and analysis; conduct research on relevant assigned topics; draft and/or contribute to the information sheets, presentations, training curricula and materials and thematic guidance notes on stabilization, CVE, PVE, and other relevant topics. IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment. Internal and external candidates are eligible to apply to this vacancy.

    3. Assist in drafting concept notes and proposals for potential donors and funding opportunities such as the European Union, African Development Bank, Common Humanitarian Fund, Central Emergency Respond Fund, and bilateral donors in IOM’s areas of interest.

    4. Assist in identifying potential and realistic funding opportunities by collecting donor information, liaising with potential donors, and attending coordination meetings.

    5. Assist with editing and reviewing initial draft reports and other written materials from programme and public information units, coordinating inputs for submission with programme units and liaising with regional office to receive submission approval.

    6. Assist in coordination with the public information unit to produce visibility materials for publicity to appeal to donors for resource mobilization (provision of content, editing).

    7. Assist with providing and coordinating inputs for information requests from Headquarters, the Regional Office, other IOM missions and external partners, such as donors, partner agencies, implementing partners, etc.

    8. Assist in reviewing monitoring and evaluation tools and provide support in data entry and management.

    9. Support the facilitation of project inception and progress review meetings. 10. Update project tracking database.

    11. Assist in general administrative tasks.

    12. Perform any other duties as assigned by the Project Development Officer or colleagues from the DDR Unit.

    Required Qualifications and Experience Education

    1. University degree in Political or Social Science, International Relations, International Development, Social Sciences, or a related field.

    2. Master’s degree is an advantage.

    Experience

  • Experience and familiarity with conflict mitigation, extremism, peacebuilding, and post-conflict interventions.
  • Work experience in technical writing, editing, and reporting.
  • Advanced research, writing, outreach and communications skills.
  • Experience in donor relations and report writing for relevant donors is an advantage.
  • Familiarity with monitoring and evaluation concepts and methods.
  • Strong technical writing skills in English.
  • Fluency in English. Working knowledge of Somalia an advantage.

    Languages - Fluency in English, working knowledge of Somali is an advantage.

    Required Competencies

    I. Behavioural:

  • Accountability – takes responsibility for action and manages constructive criticisms
  • Client Orientation – works effectively well with client and stakeholders
  • Continuous Learning – promotes continuous learning for self and others
  • Communication – listens and communicates clearly, adapting delivery to the audience
  • Creativity and Initiative – actively seeks new ways of improving programmes or services
  • Leadership and Negotiation – develops effective partnerships with internal and external stakeholders;
  • Performance Management – identify ways and implement actions to improve performance of self and others.
  • Planning and Organizing - plans work, anticipates risks, and sets goals within area of responsibility;
  • Professionalism - displays mastery of subject matter
  • Teamwork – contributes to a collegial team environment; incorporates gender related needs, perspectives, concerns and promotes equal gender participation.
  • Technological Awareness - displays awareness of relevant technological solutions;
  • Resource Mobilization - works with internal and external stakeholders to meet resource needs of IOM.

    Other Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation.

    Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment and verification of residency, visa and authorizations by the concerned Government, where applicable.

    Only candidates residing in either the country of the duty station or from a location in a neighbouring country that is within commuting distance of the duty station will be considered.

    In all cases, a prerequisite for taking up the position is legal residency in the country of the duty station, or in the neighbouring country located within commuting distance, and work permit, as applicable.

    How to apply:

    Interested candidates should submit CV and a cover letter indicating the Vacancy Notice Number (SVN No) and Vacancy Name with three professional referees and their contacts (both email and telephone) to: recruitmentsomalia@iom.int

    Closing Date: 29th July, 2016.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


    AGRA Chief Financial Officer NGO Job in Kenya

    Vacancy: Chief Financial Officer

    The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) works to significantly and sustainably improve the productivity and incomes of resource poor farmers in Africa.

    Initially funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and The Rockefeller Foundation, the organization’s ambitious goal is to double the incomes of at least 30 million smallholder farm households and contribute to inclusive economic growth through productivity gains across 11 focus countries in Africa. To date nearly $500 million has been invested.

    The purpose of the CFO is to assure and conserve AGRA’s financial integrity and provide strong financial leadership and guidance to AGRA’s operations across 11 countries.

    The successful candidate will:

  • Lead the transformation from a central to a decentralized finance organization.
  • Find the balance between strong central financial governance & control and sustainable and responsive support to AGRA’s customers and beneficiaries.
  • Implement and drive regular review and accountability of AGRA’s costs versus budgets.
  • Implement a rigorous and complete cost allocation process.
  • We seek an outstanding finance leader who is able to lead effective organizational change and ensure AGRA’s sustainability in delivering financial services in support of AGRA’s programs.

    The successful candidate will have:

  • Minimum 15 years of financial leadership experience in finance & control, reporting, accounting, risk management, treasury, project development and investments within a large non-profit or for-profit organization with responsibilities across multiple countries in Africa.
  • A track record of success in establishment and management of decentralized finance and administration systems & structures, costs allocation and financial governance structures.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead transformation and change and recognized management skills in multicultural setting.
  • Inspirational leader able to lead, foster, and build effective and motivated finance teams in a decentralized structure across multiple countries.
  • Fluency in the English language is required and working knowledge of French is desired.
  • Bachelor’s degree Accounting, Business Management, or Financial Corporate Management related discipline required.

    Qualified candidates may submit their CVs to Greg Dooman at gdooman@krsearch.net


    Project Manager, Youth Social and Economic Programing

    Are you committed to supporting Kenya’s next generation of rural youth in north-eastern Kenya? Do you have the innovation, drive and experience required to manage a sustainable economic development portfolio? The Aga Khan Foundation (East Africa) is seeking a dynamic and qualified Project Manager to manage AKF’s expanding youth programming in Kenya. The position will be based in Nairobi and manage programming in Coast and the ASAL region.

    The Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) is a private, non-denominational, international development agency promoting creative and effective solutions to selected problems that impede social and economic development in parts of Africa and Asia. In Kenya, AKF is managing a robust and expanding portfolio of multi-sectorial initiatives that includes programmes in education, early childhood development, health, nutrition and civil society strengthening.

    Responsibilities:

    The Project Manager will be expected to take lead on planning, coordinating and overseeing youth programming in Coast (Lamu) region and the ASALs (Garissa and Mandera) counties. AKF’s youth programming is implemented primarily by AKF East Africa, in partnership with other CSO partners and the Government of Kenya.

    The Project Manager will oversee the implementation and reporting of the program, including overseeing progress, timely implementation of activities, the provision of sub-grants and consulting contracts as needed, coordinating with staff from AKF and the other implementing partners across the three counties on a daily basis. S/he will collaborate with relevant government stakeholders.

    Reporting to the Senior Regional Programme Officer, Rural Development, and the Project Manager will lead the liaison, coordination and collaboration with the key local stakeholders, particularly the county and sub-county governments.

    The ideal candidate will have:

    1. Minimum of a Master’s degree in international development, business/entrepreneurship development or technical education;

    2. At least eight years’ experience leading or coordinating youth programming in developing countries, preferably East Africa

    3. At least five years’ experience in managing large and complex livelihoods projects (preferably youth focused) in developing countries. Experience in gender and vocational training is an added advantage;

    4. Demonstrated capacity to write high quality reports for donor projects and analytical briefs;

    5. Strong familiarity with monitoring and evaluation methodologies and logical frameworks from European donors/the EC;

    6. Exceptional written and verbal skills in English. Knowledge of Kiswahili will be an advantage;

    7. Superior analytical, organisational, interpersonal, negotiation and problem-solving skills;

    8.Demonstrated ability to lead and motivate a large team of staff, individual experts and partners;

    9. Experience of working with the EC and other bilateral donors is desirable.

    How to apply:

    Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, CV (not exceeding four pages) and the names and contact information of three referees to recruitment@akfea.org by 3rd August, 2016. Please mention the title of the position and do not attach any document other than the CV and cover letter.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. www.akdn.org


    KICC Corporation Secretary Job in Kenya

    The Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC) was established as a State Corporation under the Tourism Act 2011 to discharge the following mandates: Organize and host meetings and provide incentives for conferences and exhibitions at the Convention Centre:

    Develop and implement the national meetings, incentives for conferences and exhibitions strategy, in collaboration with the Tourism Board upon consultation with the relevant stakeholders:

    Market the Convention Centre, in collaboration with the Tourism Board; And perform any other functions that are ancillary to the objectives and purpose for which the Convention Centre is established.

    KICC is in the process of recruiting a suitable person and invites applications for the post indicated below:

    Corporation Secretary

    (1 Post)

    To advise and facilitate the effective provision of legal services as well as professional advice on Governance issues to the Board and Management.

    Key Duties

  • Provide guidance to the Board members on their duties and responsibilities and on matters of governance.
  • Assist the board in carrying out the following:- Board induction and training, updating the Board and Committee charters, Preparation of Board work plans, Board evaluation, Governance audit and implementation of the code of conduct and ethics.
  • Ensure the timely preparation and circulation of board and committee papers and minutes.
  • Maintain and update the register of conflicts of interest.
  • Ensure that Board members are aware of all relevant laws affecting the organization.
  • Facilitate effective communication between the organization and the shareholders.
  • Ensure that annual returns are promptly filed with the relevant authorities.
  • Except in exceptional circumstances, ensure that Board and Committee papers are circulated in advance of any meeting.

    Requirements

  • Bachelors Degree in law (LLB) from recognized institution.
  • A diploma from Kenya School of Law.
  • Certified Public Secretary (CPS K).
  • Masters Degree will be added advantage
  • Minimum of 10 years of post-qualification experience in a busy legal office.
  • Must be an advocate of the High Court of Kenya.
  • Must have a valid Practicing certificate.
  • Must be computer literate.
  • Certificate of good conduct from Directorate of Criminal Investigation.
  • Tax compliance certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA).
  • Clearance certificate from Higher Education Loans Board (HELB).
  • Clearance certificate from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC).
  • Clearance certificate from Credit Reference Bureau (CRB).

    Terms of Offer: The Corporation will offer a competitive remuneration package.

    Applicants who meet the minimum requirements should submit a written application and up-dated Curriculum Vitae to recruitment@kicc.co.ke by 29th July, 2016

    The Managing Director
    Kenyatta International Convention Centre
    P.O Box 30746-00100
    Nairobi

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification

    Kenyatta International Convention Centre is an Equal Opportunity employer; persons with special needs that meet the requirements are encouraged to apply.


    Telkom Kenya Senior Business Analyst (Carrier Services Division) Job in Nairobi Kenya

    Position: Senior Business Analyst

    Region: Nairobi

    Reporting to: Head of Traffic Management & Coordination

    Range: R2L

    Department: Carrier Services Division

    Role Purpose: The Senior Business Analyst is responsible for specifying, developing & managing tools needed for Carrier Services activities.

    Key Duties and Responsibilities

    Operational (incl. Planning):

  • In charge of a team develop and maintaining Tool(s) for managing service applications, referencing , provisioning and billing of Data Services(Links, VSAT, , NOFBI,WIOCC)
  • Assign referential to all service documents including RFFs, SOFs, RFCs, HNs, CNs
  • Prepare and upload billing data into the system
  • Prepare and extract billing reports
  • Manage preparation of billing schedules and price lists.
  • Be able to generate revenue and other reports
  • Develop and manage voice reporting system that will generate several reports
  • Continuously improve the system with new requirements
  • Create and manage system users

    Academic / Professional Qualifications

  • Degree in BBIT, Statistics or Economics or a related field
  • Good knowledge of telecom industry with preferably good understanding of voice traffic management within a Carrier. Certificate in Teletraffic Engineering will be an added advantage.
  • Excellent command of specification, development and management of database tools
  • Over 3 years’ experience in a similar position

    Professional Knowledge

  • Good level of understanding in Telecom services
  • Certification & Excellent knowledge in Statistical analysis
  • Financial analysis capability
  • Excellent presentation, reporting and communications skills

    Professional Skills:

  • Team player
  • Customer oriented
  • Ability to work in transversal organisation to deliver results to the team
  • Excellent analytical and specification skills
  • Result oriented
  • Excellent organisation skills with strong attention to detail
  • Self-motivated with initiative and autonomy.
  • Initiative
  • Flexibility/Adaptability
  • Advanced problem solving and decision making skills

    How to Apply

    If you fit the required profile, please apply highlighting how your qualifications, experience and career aspirations match the requirements for this position.

    Application should be sent by latest 28th July 2016, please provide an updated Curriculum Vitae (CV) including details of your current telephone contacts and names of three referees.

    Apply through recruitment@telkomkenya.co.ke and quote the job title in the subject field.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


    TUPADO NGO Jobs in Turkana, Kenya

    1. TUPADO Clinical Officer (LINKAGES Project) NGO Job in Turkana, Kenya

    Vacancy: Clinical Officer

    Turkana Pastoralist Development Organization (TUPADO) is an NGO founded in 2000 and registered in Kenya by the NGO Coordination Board.

    The organization implements a range of activities including

    rain water harvesting (transfer of skills on modern farming techniques and dry land farming),

    reproductive health targeting four sub-counties of Turkana County through training of community groups and supporting social events,

    animal health (through training on Community Based Animal Health Care and drug provisions),

    marketing and value addition of hides and skins,

    training on the workings and operation of revolving funds community food, veterinary drugs and rainwater harvesting stores,

    resettlement of internally displaced persons (IDPs),

    restocking of post raids and drought victims,

    support to disabled persons,

    HIV/AIDS behavior change communication targeting most at risk populations, and capacity building (training of communities on participatory development approaches).

    For the new LINKAGES Across the continuum of HIV services for key populations affected by HIV, TUPADO seeks to recruit staff in the following position:

    Clinical Officer

    Reference Number: LINKAGES – CO 16

    The clinical officer will provide clinical services at the drop-in center and during integrated outreaches.

    Major Responsibilities

  • Overall in-charge of the drop in center
  • Screening and treatment of sexually transmitted infections
  • Diagnosis and treatment of HIV opportunistic infections
  • Diagnose and treat general medical conditions
  • Antiretroviral treatment for HIV positive patients and identification of adverse events related to ART
  • Referral of KPs to other health facilities for additional care and treatment not available at the DIC
  • Help in preparation of monthly program reports
  • Participate in monthly meetings between KP community members and the program team
  • Advise the program on matters pertaining to clinical care of key populations

    Qualifications

  • Diploma in Clinical medicine and Surgery.
  • Working experience in the field of HIV/AIDS including counseling, administration of antiretroviral therapy and data collection.
  • Computer literacy skills with MS Office software
  • Good communication skills, good inter-personal skills
  • Able to provide stigma-free and non-discriminatory services
  • Able to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Experience with Key populations is an added advantage

    How to Apply

    Interested candidates are encouraged to apply via email to: tupadongo@gmail.com

    Please specify source in your application and quote the Requisition ID provided on the subject line while sending your application, CV/resume including salary requirements, to be received not later than August 8th 2016.

    Kindly note that only short listed persons will be contacted.

    2. TUPADO Nurse Counsellor (LINKAGES Project) Job in Turkana, Kenya

    Vacancy: Nurse Counsellor

    Reference Number: LINKAGES – Nurse/HTS 16

    Major Responsibilities

  • Perform HIV counselling and testing at the drop-in center
  • Perform HIV counselling and testing during outreaches
  • Participate in quality improvement at the drop-in center
  • Work with the clinical officer in providing clinical services
  • Help in preparation of reports

    Requirements:

  • Diploma in KRN, KRM or ECN
  • Counselling training as per National Guidance in HTS
  • Experience working with Key Population is an added advantage
  • Able to offer stigma-free and non-discriminatory services
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Ability to work during non-office hours
  • Good written and verbal communication skills – English and Kiswahili languages
  • Computer Literacy

    How to Apply

    Interested candidates are encouraged to apply via email to: tupadongo@gmail.com

    Please specify source in your application and quote the Requisition ID provided on the subject line while sending your application, CV/resume including salary requirements, to be received not later than August 8th 2016.

    Kindly note that only short listed persons will be contacted.

    3. TUPADO Monitoring and Evaluation Officer (LINKAGES Project) NGO Job in Turkana, Kenya

    Vacancy: Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

    Reference number: LINKAGES ME-16

    Position Qualifications:

  • Diploma in health records and information management with a minimum of 5 years in managing HIV/AIDS related program M&E
  • First degree in a related course will be an added advantage
  • Familiarity with the MoH NASCOP M&E tools and reporting systems is a requirement.
  • Thorough understanding of HIV/AIDS programming in Kenya
  • Experience in working in a donor funded HIV/AIDS program will be an added advantage
  • Flexible, able to deal with ambiguity, changes and “patches” in putting up M&E systems and standards
  • Demonstrated understanding of PEPFAR expectations and trends for M&E
  • Ability to transfer knowledge to diverse audiences through on-the-job mentoring, supportive supervision, and other methods
  • Excellent analytic and computer (MS Office Suite & computer statistical) skills an added advantage.
  • Self-motivated and able to work without close supervision
  • Able to prioritize work, multi-task and meet deadlines

    Job Description:

  • Lead the LINKAGES M&E activities including Quality Monitoring and Quality Improvement; Data Use for quality improvement meetings.
  • Review, analyze, and compile monthly, quarterly, annual activity reports to comply with MoH and LINKAGES reporting requirements
  • Design and maintain data collection systems, ensuring that necessary information is collected, analyzed, and used to guide the projects.
  • Perform analysis of data and information collected from the field monthly and quarterly to examine trends and identify gaps as well as strengthens in the clinical cascade of care with LINKAGES Implementing staffs
  • Perform data entry of KPS enrolled into the program and maintain the data base
  • Ensure all data collection and reporting tools are available at all levels, both outreach, program and clinical tools
  • Conduct regular reviews of the data to enable the team to identify whether targets are being met and take immediate corrective actions so as to reach epidemic control.
  • Develop and implement a sustainable electronic data collection and storage system for the program activities.
  • Ensure that data is received by partners and entered in DATIM monthly. Provide quality control of the data entry and support supervision through site visits and virtually by phone or email.
  • Train data entry clerks and other field staff on guidelines, surveys and other data collection tools for the project.
  • Develop and implement Standard Operating Procedures for data management systems at the site level (storage/back-up, routine data verification, data quality audits etc)
  • Design and execute internal data quality audits using Data Quality Assessment tools and ensure follow-up is complete.
  • Develop Quarterly M&E presentations and any ad hoc presentation for performance review and analysis

    How to Apply

    Interested candidates are encouraged to apply via email to: tupadongo@gmail.com

    Please specify source in your application and quote the Requisition ID provided on the subject line while sending your application, CV/resume including salary requirements, to be received not later than August 8th 2016.

    Kindly note that only short listed persons will be contacted.

    4. TUPADO Program Coordinator (LINKAGES Project) NGO Job in Turkana Kenya

    Vacancy: Program Coordinator

    Reference Number - LINKAGES PC 16

    Position description: -The Program Coordinator will be responsible for the overall implementation of the LINKAGES project activities in Turkana county as outlined in the project scope.

    -The Program Coordinator provides technical and program support to the LINKAGES project as implemented by TUPADO.

    -Provides administrative and project support, in addition to communication efforts related to program management and execution.

    -Ensures compliance with internal and external regulations.

    -Liaises with MOH and other stakeholders as is necessary in the implementation of the project

    -Monitors budget for programs and develops monitoring system for reviewing project status.

    -Ensures completion of program while adhering to budget, scope, and schedule requirements.

    -Develops and reviews work plans, prepares presentations, and supports other related program objectives and deliverables.

    -Compiles monthly, quarterly and semi-annual reports.

    -Represent the project in program related meetings

    -The incumbent will report to the Project Manager TUPADO.

    Minimum Requirements

  • Basic Degree or higher diploma in Knowledge / Information Services, Communications, Education, Environment, Health, Behavioral, Life/Social Sciences, International Development, Human Development or Related Field.
  • Minimum of 5 + years’ experience with program management, cross-cultural communications, US Government rules and regulations.
  • Substantial experience using computerized information systems.
  • Demonstrated experience working with key populations in Kenya.
  • Articulate and professional and able to communicate in a clear, positive fashion with clients and staff.
  • Must be able to read, write, and speak fluent English; fluent in Kiswahili language.
  • Prior team lead experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated leadership experience preferred.

    How to Apply

    Interested candidates are encouraged to apply via email to: tupadongo@gmail.com

    Please specify source in your application and quote the Requisition ID provided on the subject line while sending your application, CV/resume including salary requirements, to be received not later than August 8th 2016.

    Kindly note that only short listed persons will be contacted.


    Innovations for Poverty Action Data Associate Job in Nairobi or Kisumu

    Position: Data Associate

    Location: Nairobi or Kisumu

    Report To: Senior Data Coordinator

    Eligibility: Position open to local and international candidates

    About Innovations for Poverty Action: Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to discovering and promoting effective solutions to global poverty problems.

    In close partnership with decision makers - the policymakers, practitioners, investors, and donors working with the poor around the world - we design and evaluate potential solutions to poverty problems using randomized evaluations, the most rigorous evaluation method available.

    We also mobilize and support these decision makers to use these solutions to build better programs and policies at scale.

    About the Data department: The Data Department supports IPA Kenya projects to collect process and manage their survey data.

    The Data Department does this directly by programming computer assisted interviews (CAI), conducting data entry of paper surveys and cleaning data. It also works indirectly by assisting and training project staff to complete these tasks themselves.

    At all times, the Data Department adheres to high standards of data security and management to ensure the proper handling of sensitive respondent information.

    Data Associate: The Data Associate will work closely with project staff to plan and execute high quality data collection as well as ensure good data security and data management measures are in place.

    In addition to supporting projects in general, the Data Associate may be assigned to specific projects as a ‘back-stop’ in case of projects with more intense support needs.

    Specific duties will include:

  • Design smooth, functioning and timely data flow between various project activities according to Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Use Stata to: process and clean data, prepare data quality assurance measures.
  • Develop data collection instruments for computer-aided interviews (CAI using ODK, Blaise, and Survey CTO), phone surveys and field-based paper surveys. When necessary, hire and manage contractors to program CAI surveys.
  • Coordinate and supervise data entry and ensure that data entry and security protocols are adhered to.
  • Back-stop assigned projects by providing close day-to-day data managerial support.
  • Train IPA staff on technical topics including Stata and SurveyCTO as well as data security and data management.
  • Participate in external partners’ trainings on impact evaluations methodology, data management, and other technical skills.
  • At all times guard sensitive respondent data with the utmost care.

    Required Qualifications

  • Bachelors, preferably in IT, statistics or related discipline.
  • Strictly not less than 2 years’ of consistent experience in survey programming, data analysis and/or data management.
  • Extensive knowledge of quantitative data collection and a passion for learning best practices and innovations.
  • Extensive knowledge of Stata is required, knowledge of SurveyCTO is preferred.
  • Strong organizational and communications skills.
  • Attention to detail, ability to manage multiple tasks efficiently and work effectively as part of a team.

    To Apply: For more information and job application details, see; Data Associate

    Deadline to Apply: 31st July 2016

    Start Date: 1st September 2016

    Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by the Data Associate. The statements are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all possible duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Management reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet organizational needs as necessary. Please note that IPA will never request any form of payment from an applicant.


    M-KOPA Solar Data Analyst (Sales) Job in Nairobi, Kenya

    M-KOPA is seeking:

    Position Title: Data Analyst - Sales

    Location: Nairobi, Kenya

    Position Start: As soon As Possible

    Reporting to: Head of Data

    Overall Purpose: Manages all activities that relate to reporting and analysis of Sales Related Data and provide Support to the Sales Team.

    About M-KOPA Solar: M-KOPA Solar, headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, is the global leader of "pay-as-you-go" energy for off-grid customers.

    Since its commercial launch in October 2012, M-KOPA has connected more than 350,000 homes in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda to solar power, and is now adding over 500 new homes each day.

    The success of M-KOPA (M= mobile, KOPA= to borrow) stems from making solar products affordable to low-income households on a pay-per-use installment plan.

    Customers acquire solar systems for a small deposit and then purchase daily usage "credits" for Kshs 50, or less than the price of traditional kerosene lighting. After one year of payments customers own their solar systems outright and can upgrade to more power.

    All revenues are collected in real-time via mobile money systems (such as M-PESA in Kenya) and embedded GSM sensors in each solar system allow M-KOPA to monitor real time performance and regulate usage based upon payments.

    This connected design means that M-KOPA is processing vast amounts of data (i.e. over 10,000 mobile payments per day) via the company's proprietary cloud platform, M-KOPAnet.

    As of January 2016 M-KOPA employs over 700 full time staff across East Africa and sells through a network of over 1,000 direct sales agents. It has also commenced licensing its technology to partners in other markets.

    M-KOPA has been recognised for its pioneering business mode and scale, notably winning the 2015 Zayed Future Energy Prize, being selected as the top New Energy Pioneer at the 2014 Bloomberg New Energy Finance awards and earning the 2013 FT/IFC Excellence in Sustainable Finance Award.

    M-KOPA has also successfully tested a range of new products that leverage its relationship with customers, and M-KOPA’s unique competencies in mobile telecommunications and ICT.

    To ensure that the research and development of new products add value to (and do not distract from) its core business, M-KOPA is establishing the M-KOPA Labs.

    The Labs will be a dedicated business unit within M-KOPA that will define and test extensions of the M-KOPA asset-based credit model for off-grid-power to new products and services.

    Role Profile

    Key Accountabilities

  • Responsible for daily, weekly, monthly, & quarterly reports to analyse Sales performance
  • Provide general sales reporting and analysis that assists in monitoring sales performance
  • Examines business objectives and needs; partners with managers and inner department teams, gathers relevant feedback from associates as needed
  • Sales forecasting to facilitate accurate planning and target setting
  • Provide data and analytical support for presentations and Sales Models reviews
  • Proactive in providing reporting tools, reports and analysis to management team
  • Effective communication with key partners, peers, and management
  • Execution of special projects as needed

    Requirements / Specification

    Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Statistics or equivalent
  • Microsoft Excel Advanced Skills
  • Microsoft Office suite/Microsoft Office Query SQL
  • Communication skills

    Skills & Experience:

  • Minimum 2 (two) years of experience in analytical-reporting
  • Ability to provide high accuracy of data entry while multitasking.

    Remuneration: Competitive covering a monthly salary, performance bonus and medical benefits reflective of the candidate’s experience and skills.

    To Apply

    To apply, send an updated detailed copy of your CV and a cover letter expressing why you feel you would be an excellent candidate for the role to careers@m-kopa.com with the subject EV-DAS-2084

    Deadline for application is 5pm on Sunday 7th August, 2016.

    Please Note: M-KOPA, as a policy, does not collect/charge any money as a pre-employment or post-employment requirement. This means that we never ask for ‘recruitment fees’, ‘processing fees’, ‘interview fees’ or any other kind of money in exchange for offer letters or interviews at any time during the hiring process.

    Due to the large number of applications received by us, we regret that you will not be contacted unless you are short listed for the post and invited for an interview. Therefore, if you have not heard from M-KOPA within 4 weeks of the date of the deadline your application, you should assume that you have not been successful on this occasion.

    This measure has been taken in the interests of efficiency and cost effectiveness and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.


    Kenya Re Jobs in Kenya

    1. Kenya Re Premises Officer (Construction Management) Job Vacancy

    Kenya Reinsurance Corporation Limited (Kenya Re), is a leading reinsurer and is listed at the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE).

    It is ISO 9001: 2008 Certified and is rated B+ by A.M Best and AA by the Global Credit Rating Company (GCR).

    Kenya Re now seeks to recruit and fill the following position:-

    Premises Officer – Construction Management

    Ref No: KRC/HR/2016/19

    The position is responsible for the inspection of defects in buildings.

    The position will also be responsible for overseeing consultants and contractors on construction projects.

    Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Preparing Budget Estimates;
  • Preparing Feasibility Studies including Developer’s Budgets;
  • Cost Planning and Elemental Cost Analysis;
  • Inspection of defects in buildings and preparing specifications;
  • Preparing interim valuations and settling of final accounts for small works;
  • Preparing Bills of Quantities for repairs and projects;
  • Preparing Tender Documents;
  • Undertaking Evaluation of Tenders;
  • Preparing Contractual Documentations;
  • Advising on Economics of various Building types, materials and modes of construction and life cycle costing of materials;
  • Project and repairs works management, coordination and correspondence with outsourced consultants and contractors;
  • Monitoring and evaluation of the Corporations’ capital projects;
  • Regular reporting on general condition of premises, service providers and projects;
  • Drafting of terms of reference for procuring of service providers for building equipment and maintenance;
  • Management, coordination and correspondence with service providers and any other service level agreements for the department;
  • Advising Property Manager on proposed maintenance and repairs of the properties;
  • Propose new and modern security installations for increased surveillance on Corporations’ properties.

    Person Specifications

  • Applicants should be holders of a Bachelor’s Degree in Construction Management or related course from a recognized University or Institute of Higher Learning.
  • They should be members of a professional body; Architectural Association of Kenya, AAK or Institute of Quantity Surveyors of Kenya, IQSK.
  • They should have at least 2 years and above relevant experience with high ethical, moral and integrity values.
  • In addition they should be team players who can work with minimal supervision.

    How to Apply

    Kenya Re is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the grounds of gender, colour, race, religion, natural origin, age or physical disability.

    An appropriate remuneration package will be offered to the successful candidates.

    Applicants should post or email as attachments their CV and cover letter quoting the relevant Job Ref No. and outlining how they meet requirements for the position to:-

    The Human Resource Manager
    Kenya Reinsurance Corporation Limited
    P. O Box 30271, 00100 GPO
    Nairobi
    E-mail: hr@kenyare.co.ke

    Closing Date: 29th July 2016

    2. Kenya Re Security Officer Job Vacancy

    Kenya Re now seeks to recruit and fill the following position:-

    Security Officer

    Ref No: KRC/HR/2016/18

    The main purpose of a security officer is to maintain safe and secure environment for customers and employees by patrolling and monitoring premises and personnel.

    The position entails protecting the corporation’s premises, assets and personnel.

    The person will be expected to maintain a high visibility presence and prevent all illegal or inappropriate actions.

    The goal is to detect, deter, observe and report.

    The person will report to the Property Manager.

    Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Secure premises and personnel by patrolling property; monitoring surveillance equipment; inspecting buildings, equipment, and access points; permitting entry;
  • Obtain help by sounding alarms;
  • Prevent losses and damage by reporting irregularities; informing violators of policy and procedures; restraining trespassers;
  • Control traffic by directing drivers;
  • Complete reports by recording observations, information, occurrences, and surveillance activities; interviewing witnesses; obtaining signatures;
  • Maintain environment by monitoring and setting building and equipment controls;
  • Maintain organization’s stability and reputation by complying with legal requirements;
  • Ensure operation of equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer’s instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs; evaluating new equipment and techniques;
  • Contribute to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed;
  • Protect the Corporation’s property and staff by maintaining a safe and secure environment;
  • Observe for signs of crime or disorder and investigate disturbances;
  • Act lawfully in direct defense of life or property;
  • Apprehend criminals and evict violators;
  • Take accurate notes of unusual occurrences;
  • Report in detail any suspicious incidents;
  • Patrol randomly or regularly within buildings, perimeters and all other Corporation properties;
  • Monitor and control access at building entrances and vehicle gates;
  • Monitor alarm systems or video cameras and operate detecting/emergency equipment and give regular reports;
  • Liaise with the police and other law enforcing agencies in solving security matters related to the Corporation;
  • Supervise, coordinate and appraise outsourced security services across the
  • Corporation’s premises;
  • Assess, develop and implement security solutions in line with the Corporation’s policy and security needs;
  • Organize for fire drills on an annual basis in all Corporation buildings;

    Person Specifications

  • Applicants should be holders of a Bachelor’s degree from recognized university.
  • They should be holders of a diploma in a relevant security related field and be holders of a certificate of good conduct.
  • In addition they should have ten (10) years of proven working experience as a security officer or hold relevant experience.
  • Have knowledge of crisis management, ability to operate detecting systems and emergency equipment, have excellent knowledge of public safety and security procedures/protocols.
  • They should have surveillance skills and detail orientation and have integrity and professionalism.

    How to Apply

    Kenya Re is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the grounds of gender, colour, race, religion, natural origin, age or physical disability.

    An appropriate remuneration package will be offered to the successful candidates.

    Applicants should post or email as attachments their CV and cover letter quoting the relevant Job Ref No. and outlining how they meet requirements for the position to:-

    The Human Resource Manager
    Kenya Reinsurance Corporation Limited
    P. O Box 30271, 00100 GPO
    Nairobi
    E-mail: hr@kenyare.co.ke

    Closing Date: 29th July 2016

    Kenya Re Accounts Assistant (Reinsurance) Job Vacancy

    Kenya Re seeks to recruit and fill the following position:-

    Accounts Assistant – Reinsurance

    Ref No: KRC/HR/2016/17

    The main purpose of this role is to ensure proper management of all reinsurance payables, maintenance of the fixed assets register and providing finance operational support to regional offices

    Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Processing reinsurance payments including claims, quarterly accounts and retrocession premiums accurately and in a timely fashion;
  • Promptly address all correspondence relating to reinsurance transactions from clients;
  • Enhance the effectiveness of the transaction interface between reinsurance and financial systems to ensure accuracy and integrity of information;
  • Maintenance of the fixed assets register;
  • Co-ordinate tagging of fixed assets upon acquisition, and record all asset acquisitions, retirements and transfers as well as monthly depreciation always ensuring up-to-date information;
  • Reconciliations of all general ledger accounts related to reinsurance payables, fixed assets and the Corporation’s subsidiaries as well as monthly bank reconciliations as assigned;
  • Preparation of all reinsurance payables, fixed asset and subsidiary reports for monthly quarterly and annual financial reporting;
  • Timely preparation of internal and external audit schedules as required and addressing all internal and external audit queries in a timely and comprehensive manner;
  • Assist in preparation of final annual accounts and notes to the accounts specifically in areas related to reinsurance payables, fixed assets and consolidation of subsidiaries;
  • Any other duties that may be assigned by management

    Person Specifications

  • Applicants should possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance from a recognized University.
  • They should be CPA/ACCA Finalist. In addition they should have two (2) years post qualification experience in Finance with demonstrable experience in areas of financial accounting including payments processing, reconciliations and profit & loss accounting and have working experience in handling internal and external auditors.
  • They should have hands on experience working with accounting systems. Oracle financials experience is an added advantage strong analytical skills and keen attention to details, be self-driven, results oriented, proactive and have an ability to work without supervision.

    How to Apply

    Kenya Re is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the grounds of gender, colour, race, religion, natural origin, age or physical disability.

    An appropriate remuneration package will be offered to the successful candidates.

    Applicants should post or email as attachments their CV and cover letter quoting the relevant Job Ref No. and outlining how they meet requirements for the position to:-

    The Human Resource Manager
    Kenya Reinsurance Corporation Limited
    P. O Box 30271, 00100 GPO
    Nairobi
    E-mail: hr@kenyare.co.ke

    Closing Date: 29th July 2016

    4. Kenya Re Accounts Assistant (Disbursement) Job Vacancy

    Kenya Re seeks to recruit and fill the following position:-

    Accounts Assistant - Disbursement

    Ref No: KRC/HR/2016/16

    The main purpose of the job is to disburse all payments (cheques and bank transfers) to suppliers, lawyers, tenants, staff, cedants, brokers and any other one-off supplier as well as bank transfers.

    Also handle petty cash for head office and out-stations as well as staff travel advances payments.

    This position involves diplomatic interaction with all parties involved in the payment process in order to facilitate swift payment of all obligations due from the Corporation.

    The selected candidate will be responsible but not limited to the following duties:-

    Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Writing of cheques for authorization by signatories and ensuring updating of cheque registers as per documented requirements;
  • Manage the head office petty cash float, distribution and replenishment and facilitate reimbursement of petty cash for all outstations;
  • Generating and uploading payment files from Oracle into Citidirect for all EFT’s, forwarding to signatories and following up to ensure approvals completed within shortest possible time;
  • Preparation of bank transfers (Passing relevant entries, drawing cheques/letters) as advised by Investments Accountant after approvals in Oracle Cash Management;
  • Processing of all staff travel advances for both local and international travels within set guidelines as well as related refunds;
  • Reconciliation of all general ledger accounts related to petty cash and bank reconciliations of assigned bank accounts;
  • Timely preparation of all internal and external audit schedules as required and addressing all related audit queries in a timely and comprehensive manner;
  • Promptly address all correspondence from internal and external clients;
  • Maintain an organized filing system for all documents generated from payments and petty cash in an easily retrievable fashion;
  • Any other duties that may be assigned by management.

    Person Specifications

  • Applicants should possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance from a recognized University.
  • They should be CPA/ACCA Finalist.
  • In addition they should have two (2) years post qualification experience in Finance with demonstrable experience in areas of financial accounting including managing petty cash, reconciliations and electronic payments and hands on experience working with accounting systems. Oracle financials experience is an added advantage
  • They should have strong analytical skills and keen attention to details, be self-driven, results oriented, proactive and have an ability to work without supervision.

    How to Apply

    Kenya Re is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the grounds of gender, colour, race, religion, natural origin, age or physical disability.

    An appropriate remuneration package will be offered to the successful candidates.

    Applicants should post or email as attachments their CV and cover letter quoting the relevant Job Ref No. and outlining how they meet requirements for the position to:-

    The Human Resource Manager
    Kenya Reinsurance Corporation Limited
    P. O Box 30271, 00100 GPO
    Nairobi
    E-mail: hr@kenyare.co.ke

    Closing Date: 29th July 2016

    5. Kenya Re Assistant Corporate Affairs Manager Job Vacancy

    Kenya Re seek to recruit and fill the following position:-

    Assistant Manager, Corporate Affairs

    Ref No: KRC/HR/2016/15

    The main purpose of this role is to assist and coordinate the running of the corporate affairs department.

    The job holder will be responsible for creating and communicating a favourable public image of Kenya Re and will be reporting to the Manager, Corporate Affairs

    Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support and participate in the writing of effective press releases and statements, public notices and prepare information kits for media;
  • Facilitate the production of statutory reports and other Information Education and Communication (IEC) materials including the Corporations in-house magazine publication and design through graphic design;
  • Draft corporate speeches and arrange interviews and other forms of contacts for them;
  • Support in the implementation of the Corporation’s communication approach with the media and other electronic and digital communication platforms; and use these relationships to enhance the Corporation’s brand and mandate;
  • Facilitate media visits to Kenya Re functions and other operational facilities/areas, as well as media monitoring and reporting;
  • Support in the activities of external stakeholders (private and public) and departments that develop and implement communication strategies and information programs touching on the Corporation’s mandate;
  • Supervise and review the activities of staff in the department;
  • Participate in the segmentation of Kenya Re’s stakeholders groups and audiences, determine the best way to communicate publicity information to them, and develop and implement a communication plan;
  • Coordinate protocol and reception of all the Corporation’s visitors and assist in analysis of visitors records;
  • Assist in monitoring and evaluating attitudes of various publics and providing appropriate advise to the Corporation;
  • Maintaining information data and photo library.
  • Support in developing and maintaining the Corporation’s corporate image and identity, which includes the use and application of Kenya Re’s logos and signage;
  • Support other Corporation functions to drive staff engagement in the Kenya Re brand by developing internal communications strategies;
  • Participate in drafting and managing the Corporate Affairs budgets and work plan;
  • Support in evaluating the Corporation’s advertising and multimedia programs for compatibility with corporate affairs efforts; and
  • Participate and support in the co-ordination of the Corporation’s Corporate Social Responsibility programmes.

    Person Specifications

  • Applicants should be holders of a Bachelor’s Degree in communications, journalism, public relations or other relevant field from recognized institution(s).
  • They should be holders of a diploma in journalism, public relations, or any other relevant field with five (5) years relevant work experience two (2) years of which must have been in a managerial position in corporate communications, public relations or journalism in a large organization.
  • In addition they should be holders of a diploma in graphics design.
  • They should be members of the Public Relations Society of Kenya (PRSK) or Marketing Society of Kenya (MSK) and have excellent written and verbal communication skills; be highly analytical, assertive and a team player.
  • In addition they should have negotiation and lobbying skills; be attentive to details, accurate and a keen observer, highly organized with good time management skills; have IT proficiency with qualifications in graphic design.

    How to Apply

    Kenya Re is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the grounds of gender, colour, race, religion, natural origin, age or physical disability.

    An appropriate remuneration package will be offered to the successful candidates.

    Applicants should post or email as attachments their CV and cover letter quoting the relevant Job Ref No. and outlining how they meet requirements for the position to:-

    The Human Resource Manager
    Kenya Reinsurance Corporation Limited
    P. O Box 30271, 00100 GPO
    Nairobi
    E-mail: hr@kenyare.co.ke

    Closing Date: 29th July 2016


    CMT Job in Nairobi Kenya

    Platform / Corp. Function: CASC

    Job Title: CMT

    Business Unit / Function: GOSCMA

    Job Band: Associate Professional

    Position Title: CMT

    Reports To (Title): Commercial Manager

    Location: Kenya / Nairobi

    Position Purpose: The position is an entry level position in the Commercial department.

    The job holder will learn the fundamentals of commodity trading through direct, on-the-job exposure to trading and hedging principles and techniques.

    He/she will be introduced to customers, customized tasks and assignments to enhance his/her understanding of the business.

    He/she will learn at his/her own pace within established expectations.

    First three months will include an orientation in different departments.

    This position has no direct reports.

    Principal Accountabilities

  • Reconcile the trading position - 25%
  • Reconcile the daily trading PNL - 25%
  • Contract entry - 15%
  • Gather and enter market data for weekly risk meeting - 15%
  • Attend weekly risk meetings - 20%

    Essential Functions/Requirements

  • Good written and oral interpersonal skills
  • Intellectually curious
  • Good negotiation skills and commercial sense
  • General awareness of market &economical trends and forex
  • Interpersonal skills that is based on maturity & sense of responsibility
  • Examples of commercial orientation or inclination

    Education, Experience

    Skills

  • A University degree in Business or Economics

    Experience

  • 1-2 years of related work experience

    Skills

  • Computer literate
  • Analytical and numerate
  • Fluent in English and Kiswahili

    Position Contacts/Challenges

    Internal / External Contacts

  • Trade Execution
  • Finance
  • Some customer interaction

    Challenges

  • Reconciling the position
  • Understanding the trading terminology
  • Understanding the customer

    Apply in confidence to may.mweni@cdl.co.ke

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted


    KCB Forensic Investigator Job in Kenya

    Forensic Investigator

    The Position: Reporting to the Senior Manager, Forensic Services Unit, the Forensic Investigator will be responsible for proactively preventing, detecting and investigating frauds for the Group.

    Supporting the development of strategies for fraud prevention, detection, investigation and response.

    Prepare experts reports on findings, undertake reconstruction of damaged records, analyze loss causal factors, recommend on systems improvements/controls and prompt asset recovery process.

    Prepare cases for administrative action, prosecution and appear in court as expert witnesses.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Carrying out forensic investigations into cases of suspected fraud committed against the bank and customers
  • Conducting fraud awareness campaigns for the group
  • Undertaking fraud risk assessment and data mining using CAATS
  • Undertaking forensic assignments
  • Preparing and submitting forensic reports on assignments undertaken
  • Updating the fraud database and preparing monthly statistical reports
  • Attending court to give evidence in criminal and civil cases on behalf of the bank as an expert witness
  • Liaising with internal and external stakeholders
  • Putting in place effective measures for electronic fraud management

    The Person

    For the above position, the successful applicant should have the following:

  • University Degree preferably in Law, Finance, IT or Business related field
  • Possession of a post graduate degree will be an added advantage
  • Relevant professional qualifications e.g. Certified Fraud Examiner
  • (CFE)/CPA/ACCA/CISA/Diploma in Criminal Justice or Forensic auditing
  • Minimum of 4 years’ experience in forensic and fraud investigations
  • Ability to use forensic imaging and analysis tools
  • A good understanding of criminal law will be essential
  • Experience in general banking and credit operations will be an added advantage
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills
  • Excellent report writing skills is mandatory
  • Must uphold and observe high integrity

    The above positions are demanding roles which the Bank will provide a competitive package for the successful candidates.

    If you believe you can clearly demonstrate your abilities to meet the criteria given above, please submit your application with a detailed CV, stating your current position, remuneration level, e-mail address and telephone contacts quoting the job title/reference in the subject field to recruitment@kcb.co.ke.

    To be considered your application must be received by 29th July, 2016

    Only short listed candidates will be contacted.


    StarTimes Call Center Quality Monitor Job in Kenya

    Job Title: Quality Monitor

    Department: Call Center

    Reports To: Call Center Supervisor

    Job Objective: The Call Center Quality Monitor is responsible for monitoring and documenting Agent call quality in support of the departmental quality goals and initiatives.

    The Quality Monitor evaluates both verbal and written customer contact by Agents. This team member participates in the design of all quality monitoring formats and quality standards.

    The Quality Monitor fairly and consistently review the calls and emails of product Support Agents for accuracy and coaches each Agent for success in executing superior service and quality to the customers.

    The Quality Monitor documents the call quality results and provides feedback and trend data to the Product Support Supervisors and Manager as required.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Monitor Product Support Agents calls and review emails for accuracy of information and call handling standards.
  • Ensure that Product Support Agents are delivering a high level of customer service.
  • Verify that agents are providing accurate solutions to customers.
  • Record evaluations utilizing departmental quality monitoring forms.
  • Deliver coaching feedback to agents on call and email performance.
  • Provide Supervisors and the Manager with regular performance feedback on the agents.
  • Assist with quarterly CSAT program by working with the Sales force administrators on the delivery of the surveys and evaluating customer feedback received from the surveys.
  • Prepares and analyzes quality reports for Management review.
  • Carrying out root analysis of various performance from the evaluation tool
  • Participates in call calibration sessions and giving report on the same for continuous improvement
  • Participates in the design of quality monitoring forms and quality standards.
  • Performs mystery shopping and knowledge checks

    Skills and Competencies:

    (A) StarTimes Personality:

    Integrity and diligence

    (B) Professional Capability:

  • Having a high level of initiative and drive
  • Having strong sense of responsibility and commitment to one’s duties
  • Able to follow given instructions
  • Time management skills

    (C) Work Related Capability:

  • Prior supervisory or leadership experience preferred.
  • Proven ability to achieve and maintain departmental quality standards.
  • Professional demeanor, dependable, and able to maintain confidential information.
  • Strong written communication skills. Excellent grammar, spelling, and sentence construction.
  • Exceptional listening and analytical skills.
  • Strong knowledge of customer care processes and techniques.
  • Must exhibit excellent leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Must have familiarity with Internet software and Windows operating systems.
  • Demonstrated ability to rapidly gain product knowledge and effectively communicate it to agents.
  • Proficient in Word, Excel and PowerPoint for presentations and reports required.
  • Demonstrated ability to train and develop new and existing support agents.
  • Flexible, detailed, and able to successfully adapt to change.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Experience with RealPage products or with call center quality assurance practices preferred
  • Ability to work extended hours as needed

    Education / Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent with experience in related industry.
  • Minimum 2 years of experience performing Quality Assurance in a call center environment is preferred.
  • Experience in developing and implementing QA programs highly preferred.

    How to Apply

    Qualified candidates should send their application letters and CV’s quoting relevant skills and experience to jobs@startimes.co.ke

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


    Mobius Motors Jobs in Kenya

    1. Mobius Motors Paint Shop Supervisor Jobs in Kenya

    Mobius Motors

    Paint Shop Supervisor

    Description: Designed, engineered and built in Kenya, Mobius Motors sells highly durable, highly affordable vehicles for Africa’s mass market. Versatile and durable, it is designed for African cities whilst still being extremely capable off-road.

    Reporting to the Production Manager, we are seeking a Paint Shop Supervisor to oversee the scheduling of all paint activities in our vehicle production.

    The role will require a close working relationship with the onsite subcontracted Paint Shop, the Production Manager as well as the whole of the Production Team.

    Specific duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Schedule and supervise activities in the paint shop.
  • Lead the subcontracted team to achieve acceptable Quality Standards.
  • Prepare work schedules to be accomplished gathering parts, subassemblies, tools, and materials.
  • Management and inputting of material requirements and job data into the computer system.
  • Ensure that all team members follow Quality Management System processes and procedures.
  • Coordinate the efforts of the team members to support production schedules that ensure on-time delivery.
  • Resolve paint shop problems by working closely with the subcontracted Paint Shop on the floor and notify the Production Manager to obtain additional resources if required.
  • Manage the movement of unpainted and painted bodies through the Paint Shop to Final Assembly line.
  • Maintain a safe and clean working environment.
  • Document actions by completing production and quality forms.
  • Record output versus target and report as required.

    Qualifications

    An ideal candidate should combine outstanding technical skills in vehicle Paint Shop operations management with excellent interpersonal and communication skills to work effectively with a multidisciplinary team - preferably within the automotive industry.

    Required

  • General Diploma in a technical field
  • 3+ years related experience in Paint Shop Operations and/or Management – preferably within the automotive industry
  • Experience in Production computer systems – such as opening and closing jobs, allocating materials
  • Patience, a good sense of humour and the ability to work in a team
  • Ability to work with tact and diplomacy with third party vendors
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent creative questioning approach
  • Exceptional integrity and a strong sense of ethics
  • Ability to self-manage; work planning and reporting
  • Fluency in English (the working language of Mobius)
  • Fluency in Kiswahili (the national language of Kenya)

    How to Apply

    email your application to recruiting@mobiusmotors.com

    Open until filled

    2. Mobius Motors Warehouse Officer Job in Kenya

    Warehouse Officer

    Reporting to the Production Manager, we are seeking exceptional Warehouse Officers who will be responsible for the storing, moving and handling of raw materials and finished components for Body Shop and Main Line production.

    Specific duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Identify and verify all parts and components for production.
  • Work closely with the Bonded Warehouse team.
  • Fill in orders by picking and issuing materials to the production line.
  • Report inventory shortages and recommend new orders.
  • Remove damaged materials from stock.
  • Utilise forklifts, reach trucks and transfer equipment to ensure heavy parts are safely transported.
  • Manage materials flow in the ERP System.
  • Maintain work area clean, safe and orderly.
  • Ensure high quality standards throughout all the work carried out.

    Qualifications

    An ideal candidate should combine strong technical skills in vehicle mechanics with strong interpersonal and communication skills to work effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team.

    They should be rigorous, pragmatic and on-the-ground solution focussed – not overly academic.

    Required

  • A diploma in procurement or supply chain management
  • 3 years’ experience, preferably in a production set-up
  • Experience in any materials resource planning systems
  • Forklift certification
  • Ability to work professionally and with precision while meeting strict deadlines
  • Knowledgeable on various vehicle components and parts
  • High sense of integrity
  • Ability to adapt to a dynamic working environment and work within a diverse team
  • Patience and a good sense of humour
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to work effectively with others
  • Strong problem solving skills and unwavering determination
  • Ability to self-manage; work planning and reporting
  • Fluency in English (the working language of Mobius)
  • Fluency in Kiswahili (the national language of Kenya)

    How to Apply

    email your application to recruiting@mobiusmotors.com

    Open until filled

    3. Mobius Motors Welder Job in Kenya

    Welder

    Reporting to the Body Shop Supervisor, Mobius Motors are seeking to create a team of welders to support the fabrication of our vehicles in the Body Shop.

    Specific duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Weld Chassis sub-assemblies plus associated parts for our newest vehicle to be launched in 2016.
  • Prepare and setup of necessary tools and equipment for welding jobs.
  • Arrange of parts for welding and staging processes.
  • Propose potential quality or productivity enhancements i.e. continual improvements.
  • Review of finished assemblies & parts to ensure accuracy against drawings.
  • Report fabrication issues and assist in resolutions as required.
  • Maintain work area clean, safe and orderly.
  • Ensure high quality standards throughout all the work carried out.

    Qualifications

    An ideal candidate should combine strong technical skills in welding with strong interpersonal and communication skills to work effectively as part of a team.

    They should be rigorous, pragmatic and on-the-ground solution focussed – not overly academic.

    Required

  • High school Diploma from a registered Kenyan high school
  • Welder Certificate II or higher
  • 3 years of automotive-related fabrication experience, preferably on a vehicle build project
  • Ability to work with professionally and with precision while meeting strict deadlines
  • Knowledgeable on various workshop precision tools and machinery
  • Patience and a good sense of humour and the ability to work as part of a team
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Ability to self-manage; work planning and reporting
  • A start-up personality; entrepreneurial, ambitious, independent, systematic attention to detail, structured thinker, goal-oriented, flexible and able to deal well with setbacks
  • Fluency in English (the working language of Mobius)
  • Fluency in Kiswahili (the national language of Kenya)

    Desired

  • Ability to read design and manufacturing drawings

    How to Apply

    email your application to recruiting@mobiusmotors.com

    Open until filled

    4. Mobius Motors Production Engineer Job in Kenya

    Production Engineer

    We are seeking an exceptional and experienced automotive professional to be responsible for all engineering issues related to vehicle production process.

    The role will require a close working relationship with Design, Engineering, Cost Engineering, Supply Chain as well as the broader Mobius team.

    Specific duties include, but are not limited to:

    Production Engineering

  • Work alongside production staff and technicians to develop, install and maintain equipment used in the manufacturing process.
  • Develop, evaluate and continuously improve manufacturing methods, utilising knowledge of product design, materials, fabrication processes, tooling and production equipment capabilities, assembly methods and quality standards.
  • Investigate and resolve operational problems such as material use variances and bottlenecks. Develop action plans or contingencies for line stoppage and repair plans.
  • Work with quality personnel to determine root causes of failures using statistical methods and recommend changes in product designs, tolerances, machine tooling and process methods.
  • Identify and implement methods to improve safety of manufacturing operations.
  • Give training and technical support on new machines and processes, applying industry health and safety practices.
  • Draft manufacturing documentation including PFMEA, control plans, process documentation and formal quality standards.
  • Perform Value Add / Value Engineering. Generate cost reduction ideas through identification of process/product efficiencies that will reduce overall costs. Work with all stakeholders to achieve cost reduction targets.
  • Provide guidance to the Technical and Supply teams for proposed new or modified designs to achieve required function at minimum cost.

    Project Management

  • Lead and facilitate production review sessions. Report risks and opportunities of production status on a weekly basis.
  • Take ownership of projects; plan milestones, timelines, budgets, resources and identify potential risks to deliver production aspects within agreed completion dates.
  • Be proactive regarding task completion and periodically advise wider team on project status, timing, resources, issues, and ability to deliver on-time with excellence.
  • Ensure adherence and compliance to general automotive industry production standards and best practices; maintain structured and versioned data outputs daily and backup data weekly.
  • Work as an active member of the team, ensure effective communication between colleagues and positively contribute regularly to meetings and briefings.

    Qualifications

    An ideal candidate should combine outstanding technical skills with excellent interpersonal and communication skills to work effectively with a multidisciplinary team.

    They should be rigorous, pragmatic and on-the-ground solution focussed – not overly academic.

    Required

  • Bachelor degree (minimum) in Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Process Engineering or similar
  • 2-3 years of volume manufacturing and assembly experience in automotive or heavy industrial
  • Solid knowledge of vehicle parts and subsystems and knowledge of part interaction
  • Ability to read and evaluate mechanical drawings and technical product specifications
  • Strong familiarity with mechanical tools and their use in fabrication, measurement and assembly
  • Ability to troubleshoot, fabricate and/or repair machines and mechanical assemblies
  • Practical knowledge of VE and VA techniques, lean concepts, and quality tools and standards (ISO/ QS9000)
  • High level of design awareness and strong mechanical aptitude
  • Knowledge of fastener and torque strategy
  • Knowledge of jig design, design software and machine programming
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • High level of analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to self-manage; taking ownership of projects: budgeting, work planning, resource management and reporting

    How to Apply

    email your application to recruiting@mobiusmotors.com

    Open until filled

    5. Mobius Motors Production Manager Job in Kenya

    Production Manager

    We are seeking an exceptional mid-career manufacturing, preferably automotive, professional to manage the development of vehicle production operations, including initial rollout and scale-up of manufacturing functions.

    Reporting to the Production Director the role will require a close working relationship with Design, Engineering and Quality.

    Specific duties include, but are not limited to:

    Production Management

  • Assist in the recruitment, and lead team, of 40 manufacturing staff.
  • Create and review a detailed production plan both for initial delivery of 2016/2017 production units and longer-term scaling of production volume with Production Director and other stakeholders.
  • Manage Body Shop, Trim and Chassis lines operations to ensure delivery of high quality vehicles – ensuring full compliance with local vehicle regulations – against target.
  • Drive implementation of and continued adherence to Lean manufacturing and 5S initiatives.
  • Collaborate with R&D group to ensure manufacturability and cost-efficiency of on-going design and engineering work.
  • Support supply chain function to define sourcing and schedule requirements and material ramp strategy for progressively sourced domestic production components.
  • Manage setup of initial vehicle production facility and oversee staff training program to ensure a skilled workforce.
  • Drive manufacturing team to achieve established targets for daily going rate (DGR) and on-time shipments (OTS).
  • Maintain high product quality and manufacturing yield while ensuring optimal use of resources and adherences to best safety practices.
  • Monitor metrics and Key Performance Indicator's (KPI's) to assess productivity and cost management.
  • Drive manufacturing function to identify and implement continuous improvement opportunities across the production line ensuring minimal disruption to the output of the line.
  • Provide timely support as needed with critical manufacturing issues, including on-site implementations and cross-functional process improvements.

    Project Management

  • Take ownership of projects; plan milestones, timelines, budgets and resources
  • Be proactive regarding task completion and periodically advise wider team on project status, timing, resources, issues and ability to deliver on-time with excellence.
  • Ensure adherence and compliance to general automotive industry production standards and best practices; maintain data outputs daily and backup data weekly.

    Qualifications

    An ideal candidate should combine Technical skills in Engineering and Operations Management with excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

    They should possess a strong skill set in leading multi-function teams, defining operations strategy and identifying continuous improvement opportunities in production line configurations.

    Required

  • Bachelor degree (minimum) in Operations Research, Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Business, Economics or similar
  • 5-10 years related experience in Mechanical Engineering and production line operations, preferably with a major automotive company
  • Strong understanding of, and, preferably, a qualification in, MIG welding operations
  • Exceptional leadership skills, patience and a good sense of humour
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Experience with process improvement methodologies to improve efficiency and effectiveness
  • Good understanding of mechanical and standardized processes
  • Excellent business acumen, organisational and strategic agility
  • Exceptional integrity and a strong sense of ethics
  • Deep knowledge of manufacturing, equipment and processes within final assembly, body shop, paint shop and powertrain
  • Broad knowledge of global automotive market and associated industries
  • Ability to take ownership and accountability of project timeline and results
  • Excellent problem solving ability in cross-functional and multi-cultural environment; able to define problems, collect relevant data, extract meaning from data and draw valid conclusions
  • Ability to effectively communicate timelines and project progress with both internal and external management teams
  • Strong technical ability; able to read and interpret mechanical drawings
  • Proficiency in Excel, Project, Power Point, Word, Access, Vision

    How to Apply

    email your application to recruiting@mobiusmotors.com

    Open until filled

    6. Mobius Motors Mechanic Job in Kenya

    Mechanic

    We are seeking exceptional mechanics to support the build of our vehicles in the Body Shop and Assembly lines.

    Reporting to either the Body Shop Supervisor or Assembly Line Supervisor, the specific duties include, but are not limited to:

  • To contribute in assembly and fitting, of various components and subassemblies to ensure smooth process of vehicle build.
  • To set up, arrange and operate equipment as per the specifications and instructions from the supervisor.
  • Monitor the functioning of all equipment and report any problems or substandard condition to the supervisor.
  • Assemble according to Work Instructions.
  • Propose potential quality or productivity enhancements i.e. continual improvements.
  • Review of finished assemblies & parts to ensure accuracy against Drawings and Work Instructions.
  • Maintain work area clean, safe and orderly.
  • Ensure high quality standards throughout all the work carried out.

    Qualifications

    An ideal candidate should combine strong technical skills in vehicle mechanics with strong interpersonal and communication skills to work effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team.

    They should be rigorous, pragmatic and on-the-ground solution focussed – not overly academic.

    Required

  • High school Diploma from a registered Kenyan high school
  • Mechanic Certificate II or higher
  • 3 years of automotive-related mechanic experience, preferably on a vehicle build project
  • Working knowledge of vehicle systems
  • Ability to work with professionally and with precision while meeting strict deadlines
  • Knowledgeable on various workshop precision tools and machinery
  • Ability to adapt to a dynamic working environment and work within a diverse team
  • Patience, a good sense of humor and the ability to work as part of a team
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Strong problem solving skills and unwavering determination
  • Ability to self-manage; work planning and reporting
  • Fluency in English (the working language of Mobius)
  • Fluency in Kiswahili (the national language of Kenya)

    How to Apply

    email your application to recruiting@mobiusmotors.com

    Open until filled

    7. Mobius Motors Assembly Line Supervisors Jobs in Kenya

    Assembly Line Supervisors

    Reporting to the Production Manager, we are seeking 2 Supervisors to manage up to 20 fitters and Mechanics on the Trim, and Chassis Final lines who assemble the final vehicle after it’s been through Body and Paint Shops.

    Specific duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Lead the team to achieve superior automotive quality products.
  • Prepare work schedules to be accomplished by studying assembly instructions and parts lists; gathering parts, subassemblies, tools and materials.
  • Management and inputting of material requirements and job data into the computer system.
  • Ensure proper arrangement and layering of the production machines, tools, staff and materials.
  • Ensure that all team members follow Quality Management System processes and procedures.
  • Lead the assembly of components by examining connections for correct fit; fastening parts and subassemblies.
  • Coordinate the efforts of the team members to support production schedules that ensure on-time delivery.
  • Verify specifications by measuring completed component.
  • Resolve assembly problems on the floor and notifying Production Manager to obtain additional resources if required.
  • Keep equipment operational by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer's instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs.
  • Maintain safe and clean working environment.
  • Maintain supplies inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level; anticipating needed supplies; placing and expediting orders for supplies; monitoring rejections.
  • Conserve resources by using equipment and supplies as needed to accomplish job results.
  • Document actions by completing production and quality forms.

    Qualifications

    An ideal candidate should combine outstanding technical skills in engineering and operations management with excellent interpersonal and communication skills to work effectively with a multidisciplinary team - preferably within the automotive industry.

    Required

  • General Diploma in a technical field
  • 3+ years related experience in mechanical engineering, production line operations – preferably with a major automotive company
  • Experience in Production computer systems – such as opening and closing jobs, allocating materials
  • Extreme patience and a good sense of humour
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent creative questioning approach
  • Exceptional integrity and a strong sense of ethics

    How to Apply

    email your application to recruiting@mobiusmotors.com

    Open until filled

    8. Mobius Motors Body Shop Supervisor Job in Kenya

    Body Shop Supervisor

    Reporting to the Production Manager, we are seeking a Body Shop Supervisor to oversee a team of up to 20 people who fabricate and assemble Chassis’ and vehicle systems.

    Specific duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Lead the team welding and sub-assembling chassis, spaceframes and chassis components, and the final assembly of vehicle Chassis’.
  • Prepare work schedules to be accomplished by studying work instructions and parts lists; gathering parts, subassemblies, tools and materials.
  • Management and inputting of material requirements and job data into the computer system.
  • Ensure the proper use of, and output from, the production machines, tools, staff and materials.
  • Ensure that all team members follow Quality Management System processes and procedures.
  • Resolve body shop problems on the floor and notifying Manager to obtain additional resources if required.
  • Coordinate the efforts of the team members to support production schedules that ensure on-time delivery.
  • Verify specifications by measuring completed component.
  • Keep equipment operational by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer's instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs.
  • Maintain safe and clean working environment.
  • Maintain supplies inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level; anticipating needed supplies; placing and expediting requests for supplies; monitoring rejections.
  • Conserve resources by using equipment and supplies as needed to accomplish job results.
  • Document actions by completing production and quality forms.

    Qualifications

    Required

  • General Diploma in a technical field
  • Practical experience of, and preferably, a qualification in, MIG welding operations
  • 3+ years related experience in Fabrication, mechanical engineering and production line operations – preferably with a major automotive company
  • Experience in Production computer systems – such as opening and closing jobs, allocating materials
  • Patience and a good sense of humour
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent creative questioning approach
  • Exceptional integrity and a strong sense of ethics

    How to Apply

    email your application to recruiting@mobiusmotors.com

    Open until filled

    9. Mobius Motors Process Engineer Job in Kenya

    Process Engineer

    We are seeking an exceptional and experienced automotive professional to be responsible for the design, implementation operation of the Production process.

    The role will require a close working relationship with the Technical, Production, and Supply Chain Teams.

    Specific duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Develop, configure and optimise production processes from inception through to start up and certification.
  • Analyse and plan workforce utilisation, space requirements and workflow and design layout of equipment for maximum efficiency.
  • Design, run, test and upgrade systems and processes.
  • Develop best practices, routines and innovative solutions to improve production rates.
  • Work with Senior Systems and Quality Process Engineer to develop working instructions, workmanship standards and process documents, and ensure they are followed.
  • Develop and implement Continuous Improvement projects for the existing operation to increase quality, productivity, efficiency and cost.
  • Provide manufacturing data i.e. production control charts, reliability, process capability take times, to monitor and measure progress to target.

    Qualifications

    They should possess a strong skill set in defining and implementing process strategies and identifying continuous improvement opportunities.

    These skills should be alongside with experience of working with suppliers, production line configurations and quality engineering processes - within the automotive industry.

    Required

  • 3+ years related experience in engineering, mechanical engineering, production line operations – preferably with a major automotive company
  • Exceptional leadership and clear sense of direction
  • Extreme patience and a good sense of humour
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to build strong rapport with others
  • Exceptional integrity and a strong sense of ethics
  • Exceptional persistence and endurance to overcome significant challenges
  • Excellent problem solving ability in cross-functional and multi-cultural environment
  • Ability to effectively communicate timelines and project progress with both internal and external management teams
  • Strong knowledge of mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic and electrical systems and components
  • Strong knowledge of fabrication based quality control methods, tools and techniques
  • Strong engineering analysis skills
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • High sense of drive and urgency in achieving our vision
  • Ability to adapt to a dynamic working environment and work within a diverse team

    How to Apply

    email your application to recruiting@mobiusmotors.com

    Open until filled


    Telkom Kenya Jobs in Nairobi

    1. Telkom Kenya Project & Service Delivery Manager (Carrier Services Division) Job in Nairobi

    Position: Project & Service Delivery Manager

    Region: Nairobi

    Reporting to: Head of Marketing, Service Delivery & Operations

    Range: R2L

    Department: Carrier Services Division

    Role Purpose: He/She will oversee the conceptualization, planning, development and implementation of technical solutions within Carrier Services department.

    The Service Delivery Manager is responsible for management of all Carrier Service RFIs and other infrastructure projects.

    Key Duties and Responsibilities

    1.1 Operational (incl. Planning):

  • Be the Activation Liaison Officer for the submarine cable capacity
  • Be Carrier Services technical liaison person with TEAMS,SEACOM,EASSY and LION2 cable systems and cross connection providers e.g. Etisalat, FT, Djibouti Telecom etc
  • Lead, qualify, validate and ensure the appropriate technical sales strategy and activities are agreed to by the sales team and help to drive revenue
  • Be the first point of reference for data services provisioning in Carrier Services i.e. managing the relationships with the customers from identifying customer requirement, to design and implementation
  • Follow up with ITN teams(ITN PMO,NAD, Switching ,Transmission and Business Solutions) to ensure optimal designing as well as ensure we deliver quality and timely services to our customers
  • Keep customers informed of provisioning progress until completion and handover
  • Provide adequate business and resource forecasting to the management
  • Use technical expertise to manage different projects for Carrier Services department
  • Identify project risks and/or issues and implement the necessary actions to manage them and avoid potential delays and scope creep
  • Represent Carrier Services in RFF/RFI and Carrier Connect committees

    1.2 Reporting and Business analysis:

  • Escalate all ways in which Carrier Services my optimize resources on the various solutions and projects
  • Prepare weekly/monthly RFF and project status reports

    Academic / Professional Qualifications

  • Degree or Diploma in engineering, data processing, business management or a related field
  • Good knowledge of telecom industry with preferably good understanding of interconnection business
  • Good experience of project management
  • 2 to 3 years’ experience in a similar position

    Professional Knowledge

  • A good working knowledge in IT tools
  • Good level of understanding in Telecom services
  • Financial analysis capability
  • Industry product knowledge
  • Excellent presentation, reporting and communications skills
  • Project Management qualification is desirable

    Professional Skills:

  • Team player
  • Customer oriented
  • Ability to work in transversal organisation to deliver results to the team
  • Excellent analytical and specification skills
  • Result oriented
  • Excellent organisation skills with strong attention to detail
  • Self-motivated with initiative and autonomy.
  • Initiative
  • Flexibility/Adaptability
  • Advanced problem solving and decision making skills

    If you fit the required profile, please apply highlighting how your qualifications, experience and career aspirations match the requirements for this position.

    Application should be sent by latest 28th July 2016, please provide an updated Curriculum Vitae (CV) including details of your current telephone contacts and names of three referees.

    Apply through recruitment@telkomkenya.co.ke and quote the job title in the subject field.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    2. Telkom Kenya Business Analyst (Carrier Services Division) Job in Nairobi

    Position: Business Analyst

    Region: Nairobi

    Reporting to: Head of Traffic Management & Coordination

    Range: R3

    Department: Carrier Services Division

    Role Purpose: The Business Analysts is responsible for management of Wholesale voice traffic including daily monitoring, routing and billing

    Key Duties and Responsibilities

    1.1 Operational (incl. Planning):

  • Carry out detailed traffic analysis in order to generate daily, weekly ,monthly and annual trends and reports thereof
  • Provide first level of analysis highlighting important observations and taking necessary measures
  • Prepare department dashboards and other reporting requirements including regulatory and Carrier Services contribution to internal & Group’s conferences, working groups, forums, committees on regular basis
  • Prepare bilateral , hubbing and Transit Price Lists ( schedules)
  • Timely and accurate billing of voice traffic
  • Validation of Partner invoices and statements
  • Follow up on voice settlements and disputes
  • Ensure implementation of numbering plan changes from other operators in the TKL network and vice versa
  • Prepare Routing Orders and follow up on implementation
  • Lead CS in QOS issues

    1.2 Reporting and Business analysis:

  • Escalate all ways in which Carrier Services my optimize resources on the various solutions and projects
  • Prepare weekly/monthly analysis and reports

    Academic / Professional Qualifications

  • Degree in BBIT, Statistics or Economics or a related field
  • Good knowledge of telecom industry with preferably good understanding of voice traffic management within a Carrier
  • Certificate in Teletraffic Engineering be an added advantage.
  • Excellent command of specification, development and management of database tools
  • 2 to 3 years’ experience in a similar position

    Professional Knowledge

  • Good level of understanding in Telecom services
  • Knowledge in Oracle (End User) will be an added advantage
  • Financial analysis capability
  • Excellent presentation, reporting and communications skills

    Professional Skills:

  • Team player
  • Customer oriented
  • Ability to work in transversal organisation to deliver results to the team
  • Excellent analytical and specification skills
  • Result oriented
  • Excellent organisation skills with strong attention to detail
  • Self-motivated with initiative and autonomy.
  • Initiative
  • Flexibility/Adaptability
  • Advanced problem solving and decision making skills

    How to Apply

    If you fit the required profile, please apply highlighting how your qualifications, experience and career aspirations match the requirements for this position.

    Application should be sent by latest 28th July 2016, please provide an updated Curriculum Vitae (CV) including details of your current telephone contacts and names of three referees.

    Apply through recruitment@telkomkenya.co.ke and quote the job title in the subject field.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


    International Rescue Committee Jobs in Kenya

    1. International Rescue Committee Regional Grants & Fundraising Support Coordinator Job in Kenya

    International Rescue Committee (IRC)

    Regional Grants & Fundraising Support Coordinator

    Sector: Grants

    Location: Kenya

    Employee Type: Regular

    Employee Category: Full Time

    Organizational Description: The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is one of the largest humanitarian agencies in the world, providing relief, rehabilitation and post-conflict reconstruction support to victims of oppression and violent conflict.

    IRC has worked for over seven decades and today is involved in over 25 conflict zones in the world.

    We address both the immediate, life-saving needs of conflict affected people in an emergency and the reconstruction needs in post conflict societies.

    IRC is committed to a culture of bold leadership, innovation in all aspects of our work, creative partnerships and thorough accountability to those we serve.

    The IRC is an international agency with offices in London, New York, and Geneva.

    Background: The IRC’s Horn & East Africa region is one of the largest and most diverse regions, spanning nine countries and with an annual portfolio over $120 million.

    Where additional support is required by the countries in the region, the Regional Grants & Fundraising Support Coordinator will assist in the development of proposals, donor reporting, and general grants management.

    The Regional Grants & Fundraising Support Coordinator reports to the Deputy Regional Director (DRD) and works closely with NY-based Regional Program Officer.

    The position is based in Nairobi, Kenya where the regional office is located, with frequent travel to country programs in the region.

    Major Responsibilities:

    Grants & Compliance

  • Work with country programs’ grants teams to ensure that high quality reports to donors are submitted on time, are coherent and accurate
  • Monitor and support the use of grants management tools such as monthly financial reports, procurement plans, and activity plans amongst program teams to ensure accurate tracking of implementation and timely alerts to potential challenges/obstacles
  • Assist country programs’ grants teams to coordinate with Awards Management Unit’s post-award teams in NY and the UK to ensure that reports are in accordance with donor and IRC internal requirements
  • Where support is required, act as focal point in facilitating donor report reviews and approvals by technical advisors and other relevant persons at HQ
  • Train and support country programs’ grants teams and program staff on donor compliance, report writing, project and budget monitoring, record keeping, and grants management.

    Proposal Development

  • Work with country programs to support proposal development processes, either remotely or through in-country assignments
  • Liaise with Awards Management Unit’s pre-award team in NY and the UK to ensure proposals meet internal and donor standards
  • In coordination with the Awards Management Unit and DRD, track upcoming business development opportunities
  • Where necessary and in coordination with DRD and Regional Program Officer, cultivate donor relationships at the regional level
  • Communications and Visibility: In coordination with the regional unit and the global Communications team, develop a regional communication and visibility strategy and support preparation of visibility materials such as fact sheets, brochures, and newsletters.

    Job Requirements:

  • Degree in international development/affairs, public administration, or related subject
  • At least five years’ experience working with international non-governmental organizations in the area of program development, grants management, and/or project management; preferably in East Africa
  • Successful experience developing projects, writing proposals, and developing budgets for US, United Nations, and European donors
  • Excellent English written and verbal communication skills
  • Enhanced interpersonal skills and ability to work in a diverse team setting
  • Ability and willingness to travel to remote areas
  • Ability to prioritize high volumes of work to meet tight deadlines
  • Experience developing compelling external communications materials

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; Regional Grants & Fundraising Support Coordinator

    The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.

    IRC leading the way from harm to home.

    IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

    If you need assistance in the application or hiring process to accommodate a disability, you may request an accommodation at any time. Please contact Talent Acquisitions at IRCrecruitment@rescue.org. As required by law, the IRC will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants and employees with a known disability.

    2. International Rescue Committee Temporary Driver Job in Kenya

    International Rescue Committee (IRC)

    Temporary Driver

    Sector: Supply Chain

    Location: Kenya

    Employee Type: Temporary

    Employee Category: Part Time

    Job Purpose / Objective: This position will be filled by candidates who are identified as potential drivers and placed on a roster to be managed by the Supply chain department.

    Potential candidates will be interviewed and placed on the roster for a period of 1 year and will be called upon to take up temporary driving jobs whenever a need arises.

    Placement on the roster is not a guarantee that the candidate will be hired.

    A roster driver, when hired, will perform normal driving duties.

    They will be responsible for all aspects of driving and vehicles maintenance of IRC Kenyan Mission.

    This covers office movements, safe transportation of IRC staff and materials, and care and maintenance of IRC vehicles and their accessories.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Carry out routine checks and preventative maintenance per the IRC’s or the manufacturer’s manual.
  • Diagnose all vehicle and equipment defects and report to the supervisor for prompt corrective action.
  • Carry out small/minor repairs as necessary.
  • Ensure the security of all equipment, parts and tools used in the course of the job.
  • Accurately record all work done and parts used in for repair/maintenance of vehicles in the format provided by the organization.
  • Deliver and pick up vehicles to/from repair workshops and garages
  • Raise vehicle fuel vouchers and secure approved signatures for refueling.
  • Maintain accurate records and a monitoring system on fuel consumption
  • Ensure the vehicle is cleaned on a daily basis.
  • Maintain check lists and ensure that vehicle log books are accurately filled by the drivers.
  • Pick medical samples and cool boxes sent from the field and deliver them to various labs as necessary.
  • Liaise with the warehouse to provide support with dispatch or collection of cargo to/from the airport
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.

    Key Result Areas:

  • Provision of effective efficient transport services
  • Implementation/enforcement of IRC vehicle policies
  • Support the achievement of efficient operations in supply chain department

    Qualifications and Experience

  • Valid driving license- Class BCEA
  • At least 2 years’ of driving experience; NGO experience advantageous.
  • Certificate of good conduct from the Kenya CID department
  • Knowledge of generic transport procedures and practices
  • Good communication skills in written and spoken English and Kiswahili
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision.
  • Mechanical background will be a distinct advantage.
  • Familiar with urban and rural routes in Nairobi
  • Successful candidate will undergo IRC internal driving test.
  • Flexibility and willingness to work long hours if necessary

    Kenyan nationals are encouraged to apply.

    International allowances are not available for this position.

    Salary and employee benefits are compliant to the Kenyan NGO Sector.

    How to Apply For more information and job application details, see; Temporary Driver


    Program Manager Job in Nairobi Kenya - New Initiatives, Africa

    Under the direct supervision of the Director, Programs, and in close collaboration with the Regional Program Manager, Africa, and other Departments as needed, the incumbent is responsible for the development and implementation of a number of new program opportunities in Africa following the conference organized by IDLO, in cooperation with the Government of Tanzania, on “The Rule of Law as a Driver of Africa’s Sustainable Development” in June 2016.

    The incumbent will coordinate and report on program status and progress and communicate these internally to IDLO and/or to respective stakeholders, as needed.

    In particular, the incumbent will perform the following duties:

  • Undertake and document needs-assessments with respective country partners and beneficiaries, including local community stakeholders and other entities;
  • Oversee the research, design, and drafting of program strategies, project proposals, working papers, memoranda of understanding, briefs, and other original materials for IDLO’s new initiatives in Africa;
  • Oversee the design of implementation plans in specific local areas and within regional programs covering the thematic work of IDLO by means of standardized program cycle management tools, logic models and frameworks, work plans, monitoring reports, and others;
  • Manage collaboration with Organizational Services for the necessary support and resources required for effective program development and implementation, especially with Human Resources, Finance, and Procurement;
  • Manage both the human and financial resources linked to project implementation (i.e. project officers, consultants, budgeting, etc.);
  • Ensure that key achievements and results within the respective program portfolio are promptly brought to the attention of IDLO stakeholders, including External Relations, Strategy & Innovation, Resource Mobilization, and Research & Learning;
  • Coordinate within IDLO and other partner organizations as necessary to achieve benchmarks at each stage of program delivery for the respective work concerned (depending on the thematic focus);
  • Expedite program implementation through discussions and correspondence with technical, substantive, and project personnel as well as undertake field visits and analysis of periodic program progress reports;
  • Ensure the timely monitoring and evaluation of programs, outputs, benchmarks, and milestones; develop and manage program evaluation plans; oversee the preparation and dissemination of timely monitoring reports according to relevant monitoring templates;
  • Perform a variety of assignments related to various administrative matters including, but not limited to, IDLO’s program development and compliance activities;
  • Provide active assistance and support in working with external stakeholders and donors to maintain or enhance existing relationships to the benefit of the Organization, as well as to actively participate in advancing new donor and stakeholder partnerships; provide input to relevant institutional and project websites;

    Ideal Candidate Profile

    Academic qualifications

  • Minimum of a university degree in Law, International Relations, Development Studies or other relevant field is required.
  • A Master’s degree in a related field is highly desirable.

    Required Work experience

  • 10-15 years of professional experience of which at least half involved project management with responsibility to manage substantive projects, budgets and human resources.
  • 10 years professional experience of working in rule of law/development context.
  • Extensive experience working in Africa, including in project management in Africa.

    Languages

  • Fluency in English is required. Working knowledge of French of Portuguese is highly desirable.

    Specific knowledge, skills and competencies

  • Experience in management of all facets of the project cycle: assessment, design, implementation, evaluation, etc.
  • Excellent knowledge of the African regional context including but not limited to socio-political, legal and cultural.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • The ability to work under pressure with tight deadlines, flexibility and an entrepreneurial spirit;
  • Keen sense of ethics, integrity, credibility, and commitment to IDLO’s mandate.
  • Solid interpersonal skills and the ability to work constructively with a leadership team in a highly networked environment which incorporates matrix management principles.

    How to apply:

    All interested applicants are encouraged to apply via our website www.idlo.int/jobs and submit the completed IDLO Personal History Form (PHF), resume and cover letter.**

    IDLO is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity in all areas of its operations. We welcome and encourage diverse applications.


    Field Security Officer - REGAL-IR Job Kenya

    Vacancy Announcement: Field Security Officer - REGAL-IR

    Organization: Adeso - African Development Solutions

    Project: Resilience and Economic Growth in Arid Lands - Improving Resilience (REGAL-IR)

    Position Title: Field Security Officer - REGAL-IR

    Reporting to: Operations Manager - REGAL-IR

    Working with: Regional Security Manager, Logistics Security Officer and Field Operations Assistants

    Program / Duty station: Garissa

    Duration: 1 year

    Start Date: Immediately

    Salary Grade: National Grade E

    Organizational Context

    Adeso is an expanding and vibrant African-based international development and humanitarian organization. We assist communities to help them realize their full potential, working alongside them to create facilitative environments in which they can thrive.

    Our belief that economic, social and environmental security is the bedrock of a healthy community drives the nature and intent of our programming. We work to prevent and overcome situations that adversely affect community well-being by reinvigorating the economy, developing skills for life and work, providing developmental assistance, and influencing policy.

    For the past 20 years we have strengthened rural livelihoods through environmental awareness, training, technology transfer and innovative humanitarian projects in pursuit of a peaceful, self-reliant, and greener future.

    Currently, Adeso implements programs in Somalia, Kenya and South Sudan. Adeso is an exciting and dynamic organization experiencing managed rapid growth. It offers sound employment conditions with opportunities for personal growth and development.

    Project summary

    Resilience and Economic Growth in Arid Lands-Improving Resilience (REGAL-IR) is a 5-year project sponsored by USAID/Kenya and Feed the Future (FtF) to reduce hunger and poverty, increase social stability and build strong foundations for economic growth amongst pastoralists and transitioning pastoralists in Kenya’s arid and semi-arid lands (ASALs).

    The program is designed to empower communities to take charge of their development and to strengthen their capacity to select, design, implement and monitor activities toward increasing their social, economic, and environmental resilience to environmental shocks. Adeso is the Prime for REGAL-IR and manages implementation by a consortium of partners.

    Position summary

    Under the direct supervision of the Operations Manager, the FSO will be the focal point for REGAL-IR staff safety and security in the five program operational counties of Marsabit, Wajir, Turkana and Garissa Counties. Based in Garissa the FSO will travel extensively and work with the LSO and the Field Operations Assistants in the counties to ensure safety and security of staff and organisational assets.

    Position purpose/Objective

    Overall Objectives of the position:

    The FSO role has three primary objectives:

  • To inform senior management in HQ on safety and security related issues and ensure that they are kept informed of al security developments and are in a position to take appropriate action when required.
  • To ensure that appropriate systems and procedures are in place to maximize the safety and security of all Adeso staff and that these systems and procedures are adhered to at all times.
  • To work with County leads and FOAs at all levels to ensure that safety and security is mainstreamed into all areas of operations.

    Specific roles and responsibilities

    Security documentation

    1. Produce weekly security reports for the Program SMT that review any incidents in Adeso sites, summarize relevant external sitreps and analyze social/economic information from media sources that may impact the operation of Adeso/REGAL IR’s programs.

    2. Ensure that all incidents are reported, analyzed and actions taken where necessary implement incident tracking system. 3. Ensure that the Field Safety Security and Evaluation Plans are reviewed and updated on a regular basis to ensure relevance.

    4. Ensure that all Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) relating to safety and security are reviewed and updated on a regular basis.

    5. With the Program Operations Manager and the Regional Security Manager, develop contingency plans, ensuring that staffs understand their roles in an emergency and that Adeso has quite requisite resources to carry out the contingency plans

    6. Provide all staff with Constant Companion Cards, ensuring that the contact information on the card is up to date.

    7. Maintain a Program Emergency Contact database with up to date information for all staff

    8. Ensure that Program security information is accessible on the share drive

    Health and Safety

    1. With the appropriate Logistics staff, ensure that all offices and Adeso Guest Houses have fully stocked, up-to-date First Aid and PEP Kits

    2. Ensure that appropriate fire safety equipment is in place in offices, compounds and vehicles. Ensure that staff is aware of what to do in the event of a fire

    3. Liaise with LSO to ensure that all vehicles have the necessary safety and security equipment

    4. Develop REGAL IR security phone trees and maintain the Adeso warden system in all counties

    5. Update the security induction materials on a regular basis and provide inductions to all new staff

    Training

    1. Ensure that drivers and guards receive appropriate training to carry out their duties in a manner that keeps Adeso employees safe and secure.

    2. Identify trainings that are appropriate to the needs of Adeso/REGAL IR staff and maintain a database of security trainings undertaken by individual staff. These trainings include, but are not limited to personal safety, first aid and security management.

    3. Train staff on various means of communication, including the use of radios and satellite phones

    Coordination

    1. Attend security coordination meetings and report back to the SMT on relevant information

    2. Develop contacts amongst UN, NGOs, government and others and share security information with them on a regular basis

    Assessments

    1. Carry out bi-annual threat assessments in each of the field sites

    2. Assess communication equipment in each field site to ensure that it is adequate, in working order, kept in accessible and secure locations and that staff are trained on the various forms of communications available to them.

    3. Visit field sites on a quarterly basis and provide assistance as per TOR agreed with County Leads and the Operations Manager; provide detailed field report at the end of each trip.

    4. Carry out assessment reports for all Adeso/REGAL IR Program offices and Guesthouses and advise REGAL-IR LMT on vulnerabilities and propose solutions.

    5. Carry out security monitoring in all field offices via HF Radio communication and documenting the opening and closing occurrences.

    Skills and Qualifications

  • Graduate degree/diploma in security management or its equivalent in relevant field;
  • At least 2 years’ experience working with INGOs in a security management position and/or field coordinator position with security management responsibility
  • Formal training in security management
  • Ability to work and network with a multicultural team
  • Ability to work under pressure to pursue multiple tasks simultaneously to successful conclusions;
  • Understanding and acceptance of the varying standards required and the problems inherent within the context of work in the ASAL counties and sensitivity to mixed cultures;
  • Strong computer skills in Microsoft packages; including Excel, Word and Outlook (particularly Excel)
  • Excellent report writing skills;
  • Committed team player Highly organized and self-motivated

    How to apply:

    This is a challenging opportunity for a dedicated and highly motivated professional. If you would like to join this dynamic team and help contribute to better resilience and economic growth for African communities, please submit your application to jobs@adesoafrica.org, quoting the position in the email subject matter by 28th July 2016. Kindly note that applications screening and interviews will be on a rolling basis.

    Each application should be addressed to the Human Resources Manager and include the following:

  • An updated CV
  • An application letter which should include cover letter, remuneration requirements and contact information for three work-related referees.

    Applications not including all of the above information will not be reviewed. We regret that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

    Adeso is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on one's background, beliefs, gender or sexual orientation.

    For more information and job application details, see; Field Security Officer


    Migori County Government Jobs

    County Government of Migori,

    Office of the County Public Board.

    Vacancies

    Migori County Public Service Board in collaboration with Family Aids Care and Treatment Program, for the purpose of supporting and strengthening HIV/AIDS services in the county wishes to recruit competent and qualified persons to fill the following vacant positions as per the Constitution of Kenya 2010 under Article 176 and the County Government Act No. 17 of 2012 Sections 44 and 58

    1. Secretary/CEO County Public Service Board - One (1) Post, REF: MCPSB /153/2016

    Terms of Service: 6 Years Contract

    (a)Duties and Responsibilities will include:

    1. Provision of strategic leadership for effective delivery of Board mandate as per the County’s mission, vision and strategic plan;

    2. Oversee management of finances, preparation and submission of the Board annual plans, programmes and estimates;

    3. Make regular reports for submission to the County Assembly on the execution of the functions of the Board, execute the decisions of the Board;

    4. Day to day administration of the secretariat and welfare of the staff and the functions of the board;

    5. The formation and development of an efficient administration;

    6. Organization, control and management of staff; and ensuring staff compliance with public service values, principles and ethics,

    7. As the accounting officer of the Board maintenance of accurate records on financial matters and resource use,

    8. Ensuring the drawing up of the required budget and,

    9. Performing any other duties as may from time to time be assigned by the Board and any other written law.

    (b) Requirements and competencies

    1. Be a Kenyan citizen

    2. Be a holder of a first degree from a University recognized in Kenya. A Masters’ degree in a relevant field will be an added advantage.

    3. Have a working experience of not less than five years,

    4. Satisfy the requirement of Chapter six of the Constitution of Kenya on leadership and integrity,

    5. Be a professional who demonstrates absence of breach of the relevant processional code of conduct;

    6. Not hold a Public or State office,

    7. Be a Certified Public Secretary of good professional standing

    8. Be a visionary and strategic thinker,

    9. Be committed to be part of a team that will enable the county government achieve her vision

    10. Women and physically challenged persons are encouraged to apply

    2. Registered Clinical Officer, One (1)post, REF: MCPSB / 154/2016

    Terms of Service: 3 months contract

    (a) Duties and Responsibilities:

    i. Provide care and prescribe treatment for patients within the facility,

    ii. Conduct physical exams,

    iii. Order appropriate investigations and prescribe the drugs,

    iv. Refer clients accordingly,

    v. Involve in hospital and home visits for patients;

    vi. Training and mentoring of other clinical staff;

    vii. Offer HIV counseling, care and support to patients at the facility level;

    viii. Maintain patients’ confidentiality;

    ix. Maintain good relationship with management team, patients, and entire community at large;

    x. Attend facility meetings, CMEs and MDTs;

    xi. Perform any other duty as may be assigned by the immediate supervisor,

    (b) Requirements for Appointment

    i. Be a Kenyan Citizen

    ii. Be in possession of Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) mean grade C (Plain) and above

    iii. Be in possession of at least a Diploma in clinical medicine from a recognized medical training college.

    iv. Be registered by the clinical Council of Kenya;

    v. The candidates should be trained in ART Adherence counseling and have acquired skills/knowledge in counseling in the context of HIV/AIDS vi. Have served for at least one year in HIV clinical care including ant-retroviral ;

    vii. Must be willing to work in any facility within the county;

    viii. Satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010

    3. Nurse Clinical, One (1) Post, REF: MCPSB / 155/2016

    Terms of Service: 3 Months contract

    (a) Duties and Responsibilities:

    i. Will be involved in triaging of patients;

    ii. Counseling and Clinical care under supervision i.e handle aspects such as nutrition, hygiene, adherence, child counseling, assisted disclosure and psychological counseling;

    iii. Involvement in hospital and home visits;

    iv. Provide integrated PMTCT services at targeted MCHCs

    v. Follow up of infected children below 5 years of age;

    vi. Perform any other duty as may be assigned by the immediate supervisor

    (b) Requirements for Appointment

    i. Be a Kenyan Citizen

    ii. Be in possession of Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) mean grade C (Plain) and above

    iii. Be in possession of a in Diploma in KRCHN from a recognized medical training college.

    iv. Be registered by the Nursing Council of Kenya and ;posses a valid practicing license;

    v. Should have been trained in ART Adherence counseling, and have skills and knowledge in counseling in the context of HIV/AIDS;

    vi. Have served for at least one year experience in HIV clinical care including anti retroviral in a busy health facility.

    vii. Satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010

    (c) Skills and Abilities

    i. Must be a team player, motivator with excellent interpersonal and communication skills;

    ii. Must have the ability to multitask, resolve problems and be very flexible;

    iii. Those with computer skills will have an added advantage;

    iv. Must have interest in working innovative and demanding rura facilities

    4. Paediatric Nurse Counselor, One (1) Post, MCPSB/156/2016

    Terms of Service: 3 months contract

    (a) Duties and responsibilities

    i. Screen for, identify and support children with potential barriers to treatment adherence;

    ii. Provide neede psychological support to paediatrics on ART;

    iii. Offer care and treatment services to patients within the facility;

    iv. Offer HIV counseling, care and support to patients at the facility level;

    v. Complete and maintain relevant registers ans forms as required;

    vi. Compile necessary reports at the right time as stipulated;

    vii. Maintain patients; confidentiality;

    viii. Maintain good relationships with the management team, patients, and entire community at large;

    ix. Assist in follow up and interpretation of laboratory results;

    x. Attend facility meetings, CMEs and MDTs

    xi. Perform any other duty aas may be assigned by the immediate supervisor,

    (b) Requirement for Appointment

    i. Be a Kenyan Citizen

    ii. Be in possession of Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) mean grade C (Plain) and aboveBe in possession of a in Diploma in KRCHN from a recognized medical training college.Be registered by the Nursing Council of Kenya and posses a valid practicing license;

    iii. Should have been trained in ART Adherence counseling, and have skills and knowledge in counseling in the context of HIV/AIDS;

    iv. Have served for at least one year experience in HIV clinical care including anti retroviral in a busy health facility.

    v. Satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010;

    5. Viral Load champion, One(1)post, REF: MCPSB /155/2016

    Terms of Service: Contract - 3 months

    (a) Duties and Responsibilities

    i. Daily conduct chart reviews to ensure all eligible patients have a viral load test;

    ii. Track the viral load results and ensure timely relaying of results at facility level;

    iii. He/she will sprear head multi-disciplinary Team review of the patients with detectable viral load and follow up on proposed interventions;

    iv. He/she will also be expected to provide care and treatment services to patients in the clinic including physical exams, prescription of drugs, home and hospital reviews;

    v. He will train and mentor other clinical staff;

    vi. Perform any other duty as may be assigned by the immediate supervisor

    (b) Requirement for Appointment

    i. Be a Kenyan citizen

    ii. Be in possession of Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) mean grade C (Plain) and above;

    iii. Be in possession of a in Diploma in Clinical Medicine from a recognized medical training college with a valid practicing license,

    iv. Should have been trained in ART Adherence counseling, and have skills and knowledge in counseling in the context of HIV/AIDS;

    v. Have served for at least one year experience in HIV clinical care including anti retroviral in a busy health facility.

    vi. Must satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010

    6. Dice Clinician, One (1) post REF: MCPSB /156/2016

    Terms of Service: Contract -3 months Contract

    (a) Duties and Responsibilities: i. He/she will be responsible for provision of comprehensive HIV Care and treatment services at selected Drop in Centres for key populations, including:

    ii. Clinical reviews to include history and physical exam;

    iii. Prescribing treatment as needed;

    iv. Ordering appropriate investigations to include timely Viral load testing , refer clients accordingly;

    v. Training and mentoring pf other health workers within the DICe;

    vi. Maintain patient’s dignity and confidentiality;

    vii. Maintain good relationship with the rest of the DICe team, patients, and entire community at large;

    viii. Conduct regular chart review to ensure appropriate patient management;

    ix. Participate in Case discussions(reviews) and MDTs;

    x. Perform any other duty as may be assigned by the immediate supervisor

    (b) Requirements for Appointment

    i. Be a Kenyan citizen

    ii. Be in possession of Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) mean grade C (Plain) and above;

    iii. Be in possession of a in Diploma in Clinical Medicine from a recognized medical training college with a valid practicing license,

    iv. Should have been trained in ART Adherence counseling, and have skills and knowledge in counseling in the context of HIV/AIDS;

    v. Have served for at least one year experience in HIV clinical care including anti retroviral in a busy health facility;

    vi. Should be willing to work in an environment that provides care to key populations in the context of HIV

    vii. Must satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010;

    (c) Skills and abilities

    i. Must be a team player , sel motivated with good interpersonal and communication skills;

    ii. Must be flexible, willing to adjust and integrate into DICe activities,

    iii. Training in PHDP, advocacy for HIV prevention or other relevant training will be an added advantage.

    7. PeMCHR Nurses, Two (2 Posts), REF: MCPSB/ 157/2016

    Terms of Service: Contract - 3 months

    (a) Duties and Responsibilities:

    i. Coordinate use of electronic material child health records and ANC, MAT, PNC CLINIC across high volume sites;

    ii. Offer care and treatment services to the patients at the facility level;

    iii. Complete and maintain relevant registers and forms as required;

    iv. Compile necessary reports at the right time as stipulated;

    v. Maintains patients’ confidentiality;

    vi. Maintain good relationships with the management team, patients and entire community at large;

    vii. Assist in follow up and interpretation of the laboratory results;

    viii. Attend facility meetings, CMEs and MDTs;

    ix. Perform any other duty as may be assigned by the immediate supervisor

    (b) Requirements for Appointment

    viii. Be a Kenyan citizen

    i. Be in possession of Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) mean grade C (Plain) and above;

    ii. Be in possession of a in Diploma in Clinical Medicine from a recognized medical training college with a valid practicing license,

    iii. Should have been trained in ART Adherence counseling, and have skills and knowledge in counseling in the context of HIV/AIDS;

    iv. Have served for at least one year experience in HIV clinical care including anti retroviral in a busy health facility;

    v. Should be willing to work in any facility within the county;

    vi. Must satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010;

    8. Viral Tracking Officer - lab Technologist (2 posts), REF: MCPSB / 158/2016

    Terms of Service: Contract - 3 months

    (a) Duties and Responsibilities:

    i. Will integrate with the existing Ministry of Health staff to help staff to help in achieving the granulated facility target in all PEPFAR programmatic areas;

    ii. Ensure that clients are eligible for viral load samples are collected, transported and tracked to ensure that results get back to the facility;

    iii. Ensure CD4s are done for all eligible patients;

    iv. Where there is POC CD4 machines stationed at far to reach facilities, staff, will move with the PIMA machines to facilities within the region on clinic days to ensure that all eligible clients are done for CD4 in real time to determine eligibility;

    v. Ensure that all health facility viral load samples are collected, separated and safely transported to the diagnostic laboratories and track results vi. Perform all routine and technical laboratory analysis and quality assurance given that all the labs are fully integrated.

    (b) Requirements for Appointment

    i. Be a Kenyan Citizen

    ii. Be in a possession of Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education Mean Grade of C (plain) or its equivalent

    iii. Must have at least a Diploma in Medical Laboratory Science from from a recognized training institution with a valid practicing license.

    iv. Must be registered with KMLTTB

    v. Additional training in QA/QC and GCLP will be added advantage;

    vi. Basic computer use and common software packages i.e Word Excel,, Access and Internet;

    vii. At least 2 years’ experience preferably within a busy HIV care program;

    viii. The position requires a self motivated flexible individual who can work independently to improve lab operations.

    ix. The ideal candidate will be detail oriented, organized, pro-active, and be able to thrive in a fast-paced environment;

    x. Satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010.

    9. HTS Triage Officers - twenty (20 Posts) -REF: MCPSB / 159/2016

    Terms of Service: Contract - 3 months

    (a) Duties and Responsibilities:

    i. He /She will be primarily responsible for determining eligibility for testing of patients seeking outpatient/ inpatient services at FACES supported sites

    ii. He/ She will on a daily basis update the inpatient/outpatient tracking registers;

    iii. He/ She will appropriately refer those eligible for testing to designated counselors and ensure no missed opportunities;

    iv. As need arises and depending on the workload he/she will be expected to provide HIV Testing and Counseling services as per Kenyan HTC national Guidelines;

    v. He/ She will be expected to write weekly, monthly and quarterly reports to the HTS supervisor.

    (b) Requirements for Appointment

    ix. Be a Kenyan Citizen

    x. Be in possession of Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) mean grade C- (Minus) and above;

    xi. Must have HTC certificate certified by NASCOP xii. Must have been trained in HTC new algorithm training;

    xiii. Must have at least one year experience in HIV testing and Counseling;

    xiv. Those with medical Laboratory skills, counselor supervision skills, coupled and paediatric counseling skills will have an added advantage.

    xv. Satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010

    10. HTS Counselors- Twenty(20 Posts), REF: MCPSB/ 160/2016

    Terms of Service: Contract - 3 months

    (a) Duties and Responsibilities:

    i. Carry out the data entry in the open MRS/Kenya EMR system within the facility;

    ii. Must be able to meet the daily set data entry target for the site;

    iii. Must ensure data quality is adhered to;

    iv. Must be able to maintain confidence of the patients’ information within the facility;

    v. Will be reporting to the Sub County data quality officer at the sub county;

    vi. Work closely with the SCHRIO, facility in charge and other MOH staff to ensure provision of quality HIV services and increasing MOH ownership and capacity.

    (b) Requirements for Appointment

    i. Be a Kenyan Citizen

    ii. Be in possession of Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) mean grade C- (Minus) and above;

    iii. Must have HTC certificate certified by NASCOP

    iv. Must have been trained in HTC new algorithm training;

    v. Must have at least one year experience in HIV testing and Counseling;

    vi. Those with medical Laboratory skills, counselor supervision skills, coupled and paediatric counseling skills will have an added advantage.

    vii. Satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010

    11. Data Clerks - Thirteen( 13 Posts), REF: MCPSB / 161/2016

    Terms of Service: Contract - 3 months

    (a) Duties and Responsibilities:

    i. Carry out the data entry in the open MRS/Kenya EMR system within the facility;

    ii. Must be able to meet the daily set data entry target for the site;

    iii. Must ensure data quality is adhere to ;

    iv. Must be able to maintain confidence of the patient’s information within the facility; v. Will be reporting to the Sub County data quality officer at the sub county;

    vi. Work closely with SCHRIO, facility in charges and other MOHY staff to ensure for provision of quality services and increasing MOH owner ship and capacity

    (b) Requirements for Appointment

    i. Be a Kenyan Citizen.

    ii. Be a holder of KCSE D (Plus) and above or equivalent;

    iii. Be in a possession of a Diploma in Computer studies/ Information Technology; from a recognized institution;

    iv. Must have a one year experience in data entry, those with experience in Open MRS/Kenya EMR system will have an added advantage;

    v. Must have a good interpersonal skills, very flexible and a team player.

    vi. Satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010

    12. Health Records Information Technician - Six (6 Posts), REF: MCPSB/162/2016

    Terms of Service: Contract - 3 months

    (a) Duties and Responsibilities:

    i. Assist the M& E data officer to ensure regular, complete, accurate, timely and quality monitoring reports from health facilities on all required indicators;

    ii. Work closely with the FACES project sub county technical team to manage all DHIS and DATIM data entry related activities;

    iii. Work closely with the facility staff and M& E data officers to ensure timely collection, collation, analysis and transmission of information to the MOH systems( DHIS);

    iv. Review collated data, share and raise queries with technical team as appropriate, follow up to ensure the queries are appropriately addressed and resolved;

    v. Under the guidance of the M&E data officer and working closely with the Quality Improvement Programme Officer, conduct regular data quality assessments and incorporate theses into routine programme monitoring to ensure continuous quality improvement;

    vi. Participate in other clinical quality improvement initiatives at supported health facilities;

    vii. Conduct periodic site visits in liaison with the project technical team to provide feed back, monitor progress, address challenges and build capacity to staff to use data for planning and decision making;

    viii. Under the guidance of Sub county M& E data team, participate in the review meetings at facility level and sub county level;

    ix. Ensure all facilities routinely update the DHIS dashboards within the facilities to track their progress;

    x. Represent the FACES Technical working Group meetings and participate as appropriate;

    xi. Enter all project data and upload into DATIM and DHIS and any other FACES data bases in a timely manner;

    xii. Be the EMR champion for the facility

    (b) Requirements for Appointment

    i. Be a Kenyan Citizen.

    ii. Be in a possession of certificate in Health Records and Information Management from a recognized medical college or Health Management Information System (HMIS),

    iii. At least one year experience in data management roles within the HIV program ,

    iv. Proficiency in Computer packages for generating and analyzing reports;

    v. Working knowledge of PEPFAR funded programmes and reporting requirements will be an added advantage;

    vi. Documented evidence of HIV/AIDS M&E training as part of continuing professional development;

    vii. Familiar with and experience in NASCOP/MOH reporting requirements and data collection tools,

    viii. Must understand PEPFAR reporting requirements, has very clear understanding of essential indicators and is familiar with indicators reporting requirement,

    ix. Satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010.

    13. Records Clerk . Four(4) Posts, REF: MCPSB /163/2016

    Terms of Service: Contract - 3 months

    (a) Duties and Responsibilities:

    Reporting to the sub county data quality officer the records clerk

    i. Will be the Custodian of client file and ensures that the client’s file is available at the records office;

    ii. Receiving and directing patients, receiving patient’s cards and directing them accordingly;

    iii. Balance the client bookings and advise other providers on the booking limits;

    iv. Customer care person-leads and directs all the visitors, takes the inquiries/issues and handle professionally;

    v. Should start work before and end the work after other staff;

    vi. Working with telephone switchboard, directing incoming calls and outgoing calls;

    vii. Handle the file flow in the clinic during work and make sure all the clients are served before closing;

    viii. Controlling the client waiting bay and ensures that they have enough seats and any emergency is reported to the right person;

    ix. To receive letters, parcels and correspondence and registers;

    x. Real time data entry for both incoming and out going clients’ with the use of Open MRS/Kenya EMR;

    xi. Ensure they check in and out patients using reception module;

    xii. Retrieve repots from reception module;

    xiii. Maintaining patient files and repairing worn out files;

    xiv. Pulling out of clients’ files checked in for the day and moving them to various departments

    xv. Daily filing of laboratory results into clients personal files and refilling back;

    xvi. To supervise all the volunteers and peer educators assigned work at the reception

    xvii. Organizing for the weekly general meetings and taking minutes , typesetting and sending to the members;

    xviii. Checking on orderliness of the entire office;

    14. Youth Polytechnic Instructor III Carpentry and Joinery JG “D/E/F/G/H”(RE-ADVERTISED) Fifteen (15 Posts), REF: MCPSB / 164/2016

    Terms of Service: Contract - 3 months

    (a) Duties and Responsibilities:

    i. Giving theoretical and practical instruction in carpentry and Joinery;

    ii. Preparing and maintaining schemes of work, lesson plans, lesson notes, trainee records, teaching and learning materials;

    iii. Carrying out trainee assessment;

    iv. Ensuring proper care and maintenance of tools and equipment inventory;

    v. Conducting co-curricular activities;

    vi. Preparing and maintaining of performance records

    vii. Maintaining discipline, guiding and counseling trainees

    viii. Monitoring trainees on field work and industrial attachment and compiling progress reports

    ix. Initiating income generating activities for the institutions.

    (b) Requirements for Appointment

    i. Be a Kenyan Citizen

    ii. Be in a Possession of KAPE/CPE/ KCPE and Government Trade Test 1 in Carpentry and Joinery

    iii. Possession of C minus at ‘O’ Level and a Diploma in technical field from a recognized institution in Kenya will be an added advantage,

    iv. Have minimum 2 years and above practical experience in the trade,

    v. Satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010.

    15. Youth Polytechnic Instructor III Building Technology JG “H” (RE-ADVERTISED) Seven (7) Posts, REF: MCPSB/ 165/2016

    Terms of Service: Contract - 3 months

    (a) Duties and Responsibilities:

    i. Giving theoretical and practical instruction in carpentry and Joinery;

    ii. Preparing and maintaining schemes of work, lesson plans, lesson notes, trainee records, teaching and learning materials;

    iii. Carrying out trainee assessment;

    iv. Ensuring proper care and maintenance of tools and equipment inventory;

    v. Conducting co-curricular activities;

    vi. Preparing and maintaining of performance records

    vii. Maintaining discipline, guiding and counseling trainees

    viii. Monitoring trainees on field work and industrial attachment and compiling progress reports

    ix. Initiating income generating activities for the institutions.

    (b) Requirements for Appointment

    i. Be a Kenyan Citizen

    ii. Be in a Possession of C (Plain) at ‘O’ Level and a Diploma in Construction /Building from a recognized institution in Kenya,

    iii. Have minimum 2 years and above practical experience in the trade,

    iv. Satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010

    16. Youth Polytechnic Instructor III Fashion and Garment Making JG “H” (RE-ADVERTISED)Nine (9) Posts, REF: MCPSB/ 166/2016

    Terms of Service: Contract - 3 months

    (a) Duties and Responsibilities:

    i. Giving theoretical and practical instruction in carpentry and Joinery;

    ii. Preparing and maintaining schemes of work, lesson plans, lesson notes, trainee records, teaching and learning materials;

    iii. Carrying out trainee assessment;

    iv. Ensuring proper care and maintenance of tools and equipment inventory;

    v. Conducting co-curricular activities;

    vi. Preparing and maintaining of performance records

    vii. Maintaining discipline, guiding and counseling trainees

    viii. Monitoring trainees on field work and industrial attachment and compiling progress reports

    ix. Initiating income generating activities for the institutions.

    (b) Requirements for Appointment

    i. Be a Kenyan Citizen

    ii. Be in a Possession of KAPE/CPE/ KCPE and Government Trade Test 1 in Fashion Design and Garment Making

    iii. Possession of C minus at ‘KCSE’ and a Diploma in Fashion Design and Garment Making/ Textile Technology will have an added advantage;

    iv. Have minimum 2 years and above practical experience in the trade,

    v. Satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010

    17. Youth Polytechnic Instructor III Electrical and Electronics JG “H” (RE-ADVERTISED) Seven (7) Posts, REF: MCPSB/ 167/2016

    Terms of Service: Contract - 3 months

    (a) Duties and Responsibilities:

    i. Giving theoretical and practical instruction in carpentry and Joinery;

    ii. Preparing and maintaining schemes of work, lesson plans, lesson notes, trainee records, teaching and learning materials;

    iii. Carrying out trainee assessment;

    iv. Ensuring proper care and maintenance of tools and equipment inventory;

    v. Conducting co-curricular activities;

    vi. Preparing and maintaining of performance records

    vii. Maintaining discipline, guiding and counseling trainees

    viii. Monitoring trainees on field work and industrial attachment and compiling progress reports

    ix. Initiating income generating activities for the institutions.

    (b) Requirements for Appointment

    i. Be a Kenyan Citizen

    ii. Be in a Possession of KAPE/CPE/ KCPE and Government Trade Test 1 in Carpentry and Joinery

    iii. Possession of C minus at ‘O’ Level and a Diploma in Electrical/Electronic Engineering from a recognized institution in Kenya will be an added advantage,

    iv. Have minimum 2 years and above practical experience in the trade,

    v. Satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010

    18.Youth Polytechnic Instructor III Motor Vehicle Technology JG “H” (RE-ADVERTISED) Five (5) Posts, REF: MCPSB/ 168/2016

    Terms of Service: Contract - 3 months

    (a) Duties and Responsibilities:

    x. Giving theoretical and practical instruction in carpentry and Joinery;

    xi. Preparing and maintaining schemes of work, lesson plans, lesson notes, trainee records, teaching and learning materials;

    xii. Carrying out trainee assessment;

    xiii. Ensuring proper care and maintenance of tools and equipment inventory;

    xiv. Conducting co-curricular activities;

    xv. Preparing and maintaining of performance records

    xvi. Maintaining discipline, guiding and counseling trainees

    xvii. Monitoring trainees on field work and industrial

    attachment and compiling progress reports xviii. Initiating income generating activities for the institutions.

    (b) Requirements for Appointment

    vi. Be a Kenyan Citizen

    vii. Be in a possession of C (Plain) at ‘KCSE and a Diploma in Automotive Engineering from a recognized institution in Kenya will be an added advantage,

    viii. Have minimum 2 years and above practical experience in the trade,

    ix. Satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010

    19. Youth Polytechnic Instructor III Hair Design and Beauty Therapy JG “H” (RE-ADVERTISED) Fourteen (14) Posts, REF: MCPSB / 169/2016

    Terms of Service: Contract - 3 months

    (a) Duties and Responsibilities:

    xix. Giving theoretical and practical instruction in carpentry and Joinery;

    i. Preparing and maintaining schemes of work, lesson plans, lesson notes, trainee records, teaching and learning materials;

    ii. Carrying out trainee assessment;

    iii. Ensuring proper care and maintenance of tools and equipment inventory;

    iv. Conducting co-curricular activities;

    v. Preparing and maintaining of performance records

    vi. Maintaining discipline, guiding and counseling trainees

    vii. Monitoring trainees on field work and industrial attachment and compiling progress reports

    viii. Initiating income generating activities for the institutions.

    (b) Requirements for Appointment

    i. Be a Kenyan Citizen

    ii. Be in a Possession of KAPE/CPE/ KCPE and Government Trade Test 1 in Carpentry and Joinery

    iii. Possession of C minus at ‘O’ Level and a Diploma in technical field from a recognized institution in Kenya will be an added advantage,

    iv. Have minimum 2 years and above practical experience in the trade,

    v. Satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010

    20. Youth Polytechnic Instructor III Metal Processing Technology JG “H” (RE-ADVERTISED) Five (5) Posts, REF: MCPSB / 170/2016

    Terms of Service: Contract - 3 months

    (a) Duties and Responsibilities:

    xx. Giving theoretical and practical instruction in carpentry and Joinery;

    i. Preparing and maintaining schemes of work, lesson plans, lesson notes, trainee records, teaching and learning materials;

    ii. Carrying out trainee assessment;

    iii. Ensuring proper care and maintenance of tools and equipment inventory;

    iv. Conducting co-curricular activities;

    v. Preparing and maintaining of performance records

    vi. Maintaining discipline, guiding and counseling trainees

    vii. Monitoring trainees on field work and industrial attachment and compiling progress reports

    viii. Initiating income generating activities for the institutions.

    (b) Requirements for Appointment

    i. Be a Kenyan Citizen

    ii. Be in a possession of C (Plain) at KCSE and a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering ( Production Option) from a recognized institution in Kenya;

    iii. Have minimum 2 years and above practical experience in the trade,

    iv. Satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010

    How to apply:

    1. All applications should be submitted in a sealed envelope clearly marked on the top left side indicating the reference number for position applied for and submitted to:

    The Chairman
    Migori County Public Service Board
    P.O Box 365- 40400 Suna

    2. Hand delivered applications should be dropped at the offices of the County Public Service located at Msomi Teachers’ College

    3. All applications should reach the Chairman County Public Service Board on or before Friday 29th July, 2016.

    4. Shortlisted candidates will be required to produce their original identity cards, academic and professional certificates and testimonials

    5. For candidates to meet the requirements of chapter six of the Constitution of Kenya, applicants must obtain the following clearance:

  • Tax compliance certificate from KRA
  • Clearance certificate from HELB
  • Clearance certificate from Ethics and Anti corruption Commission (EACC)
  • Certificate of Good Conduct from Criminal Investigation Department

    6. County Government is an equal opportunity employer. Women and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply


    Nairobi City Water and Sewerage Company Jobs in Kenya

    1. Legal Coordinator Jobs at Nairobi City Water and Sewerage Company, Kenya

    Nairobi City Water and Sewerage Company Ltd is mandated to provide Water and Sanitation Services within the County of Nairobi.

    As part of our continued growth and team strengthening, we are looking for self-motivated, qualified, competent, seasoned and talented professionals capable of operating in a fast paced and demanding environment in the following positions:-

    Directorate: Company Secretary

    Department: Legal

    Position: Legal Coordinator

    Ref: NCWSC-LC-001/7/2016

    1 Position

    Location: HQ

    Grade: 4

    Reporting To: Company Secretary and Head of Legal Affairs

    Supervision: Legal Officers

    Main External Contacts:

    Legal Fraternity

    Nairobi City County

    Regulatory Bodies

    Main Internal Contacts: All Departments

    Broad Role: To provide legal services in an efficient and effective manner in order to enhance compliance with legal and statutory requirements

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist in the provision of company secretarial services to the Board of Directors;
  • Provide legal advice and ensure compliance with le