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  • Current Undergraduate & Postgraduate Scholarships for Kenyans
  • Massive 2014 KDF Recruitment - 2014 Kenya Defence Forces Recruitment of Servicemen/women Constabularies & Tradesmen/women into the Kenya Defence Forces Announcement - 2014 KDF Recruitment Now On!
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  • I&M Bank Graduate Management Trainees Jobs in Kenya - Apply by 31st October 2014.
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  • KDF Shortlisted GSO Cadets and Specialist Officers - Click here to see list of shortlisted KDF Cadets and Specialist Officers - September 2014
    Also Kenya Defence Forces - KDF Recruitment 2014
  • Research Assistant Job Opportunities in Kenya - Apply by 30th October 2014.
  • Kenya National Land Commission Vacancies (Massive Recruitment, Over 100 Job Vacancies at All Levels to be Filled!) - Apply by 30th October 2014.
  • One Acre Fund Recruitment Manager Job in Bungoma Kenya (KShs 30K - 40K) - Apply by 26th November, 2014.
  • USAID TIS Program Human Resources / Administration Officer Job Re-Advertisement - Apply by 29th October, 2014.
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  • Kakuzi Limited Finance and Administration General Manager Job in Nairobi Kenya - Apply by 24th October 2014.
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    One Acre Fund Recruitment Manager Job in Bungoma Kenya (KShs 30K - 40K)

    Industry: Nonprofit / International Development / Agriculture

    Function: Staffing

    Employer: One Acre Fund

    Job Title: Recruitment Manager

    Salary: Ksh 30,000/- to Ksh 40,000

    Job Location: Bungoma, Western

    Contract: One year renewable subject to performance

    Organization Description:

    One Acre Fund is a start-up NGO in Kenya, Rwanda, and Burundi that is innovating a new way of helping farm families to achieve their full potential.

    One Acre invests in farmers to generate a permanent gain in farm income.

    We provide farmers with a "market bundle" that includes education, finance, seed and fertilizer, and market access.

    Our program is proven impactful – every year, we weigh thousands of harvests and measure more than 100% average gain in farm income per acre.

    We are growing quickly.

    In six years, we have grown to serve 135,000 farm families with more than 500 full-time field staff.

    Job Description:

    One Acre Fund is a rapidly growing organization; to facilitate our rapid growth and expansion, we are hiring for a Recruitment Manager to be located in Bungoma, Kenya.

    One Acre Fund is seeking a highly motivated, qualified candidate with 3-4 years recruiting experience who is interested in building up a high functioning recruitment team and processes with the goal of achieving a continual pipe line of high quality and talented candidates selected to fill positions at One Acre Fund.

    Contract details: One Year renewable subject to performance

    Candidate Profile

    Interested Applicants must meet the following criteria and requirements (all of equal importance):

  • Degree in Human Resources / Business Management or relevant related field.
  • 3-4 years recruitment experience, with excellent references
  • At least 2 years experience working in a supervisory management role in an intensive recruiting environment
  • Strong work ethic and aptitude in planning ,directing ,coordinating and decision making
  • Expert level knowledge of Recruitment best practices including being conversant with Employment Act regulations, jobs analysis, wage and salary trends.
  • Quick learner with a strong sense of ethics and integrity
  • People skills and able to work diplomatically and effectively with dynamic groups of people.
  • Excellent written , verbal communicator and computer skills
  • A logical mind with the capacity to overcome difficult problems creatively

    Recruitment Manager Roles and Responsibilities

  • Build and manage team of recruiters in who will be remotely located at major towns of One Acre Funds areas of Operation.
  • Develop and execute successful recruiting strategies, setting hiring protocols that every hire should abide by
  • Leverage with online recruiting resources to source for quality and credible candidates.
  • Partner with hiring managers and HR team to understand their recruitment needs, develop and maintain Hiring needs calendars
  • Manage and oversee all Hires and work with hiring manager to extend offers including quality checking candidates references
  • Build a talent pool of qualified candidates for critical positions and develop a rapport with them for future openings while maintaining networks through internal and external networking & social media platforms
  • Proactively research for and evaluate new sourcing strategies, and develop methods for creating innovative sourcing solutions.
  • Act as a passionate ambassador of company, promoting the company as an employer of choice and delivering an outstanding experience for internal and external candidates.
  • Ensure managers and interviewers are trained in effective and legal interviewing techniques
  • Develop, maintain and report key recruitment KPIs and continually upgrade recruitment tools/materials as per the current trends of recruiting.
  • Maintain a collaborative partnership with HR leaders to ensure effective and high quality onboarding processes.

    Career Growth and Development:

    One Acre Fund invests in building management and leadership skills.

  • We provide constant, actionable feedback delivered through weekly mentorship and through regular career reviews.

  • We also have regular one-on-one meetings, where we listen to and discuss career goals, and work collaboratively to craft roles that each person can be passionate about.

    Location: The candidate should be willing to reside in Western, Kenya

    Preferred Start Date: As soon as possible

    Compensation: Starting Base Salary range is between Ksh. 30,000 to Ksh.40, 000 based on experience and qualifications, in addition you will also be awarded airtime, transport and house allowance.

    Career development:

  • Twice annual career reviews and constant feedback.
  • Your manager will invest significant time in your career development. One Acre Fund Kenya is an equal opportunity employer. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

    To Apply

    Email cover letter and resume to kenyajobs@oneacrefund.org (Subject line: Recruitment Manager + the place you heard of the position)

    Application End date is 5th November 2014 at 5pm


    USAID TIS Program Human Resources / Administration Officer Job Re-Advertisement

    Seeking: Human Resources / Administration Officer

    Do you want to make a difference in Somalia?

    Do you enjoy travel and adventure?

    If you answered yes to all two questions and would like to join a dynamic team working on stabilization initiatives in Somalia please read on.

    USAID Transition Initiatives for Stabilization (TIS) program

    Background:

    The Transition Initiatives for Stabilization (TIS) program is funded by USAID and responds to the complex crisis that has evolved in Somalia.

    The overall program goal is to mitigate conflict; to promote stability and community cohesion, and to strengthen citizens’ relationships with government officials.

    TIS implements quick impact activities linked to longer-term stabilization goals.

    The TIS program is currently seeking a skilled, diplomatic, effective, and highly motivated Human Resources / Administration Officer.

    The HR/Admin Officer will be responsible for HR and Admin functions and administrative matters from the Nairobi Office.

    The Officer will be given a portfolio of offices to support in the field and will cover for the HR/Office Manager when he/she is out of the office.

    He /she main function would be human resource management be responsible for managing procurement of office supplies, day to day operations and supporting operations as a whole.

    This position will require some knowledge of Somali culture, Kenyan and Somali labor laws, highly developed collaboration and networking skills and the exercise of discretion, judgment, and personal responsibility.

    He will design and maintain the filing system, assist with recruitments, make photocopies, assist with travel and visa arrangements whenever necessary and perform other administrative functions as requested by the HR/Office Manager (Nairobi).

    Qualifications:

    Education:

  • Degree in Business Administration or Human Resources or any other relevant field.

    Work Experience

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in write English,
  • At least 5 years’ experience in a similar position.
  • Working knowledge in using Microsoft Office required.
  • Honesty, confidentiality and integrity required.
  • Cultural sensitivity.
  • Ability to work with strict deadlines.
  • Competency in performing multiple functional tasks.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.

    Languages:

  • English language fluency required.
  • Somali language fluency preferred.
  • Interest and availability to travel throughout Somalia required.

    Base of Operations: Nairobi, Kenya with frequent travels to project areas in Somalia.

    Do you have the above qualifications and skills?

    Application Process:

    Please send the following materials by e-mail to tis@dai.com by 29th October 2014.:

  • a CV
  • current position and salary history and
  • three professional references (Direct Supervisors) to tisdairecruitment@gmail.com and copy tis@dai.com. .

    Put the title of the position you are applying for as the subject line for ease retrieval of your application.

    Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for the interview process.


    Riara University Jobs in Kenya

    Riara University is the latest innovation in Higher Education in Kenya, we employ a diversity of people to support our world-renowned reputation and facilities for teaching and research.

    Due to phenomenal growth and increase in our course offering, we wish to announce vacancies for the positions: 1. Studio Technician.

    General Description:

    The incumbent will be responsible for:

  • Setting up, testing and operating equipment to suit the acoustics of a location.
  • Servicing, maintaining and repairing electronic equipment including cables, microphones, amps and sound equipment.
  • Maintaining studio inventory
  • Assisting in supervision of students’ practical sessions
  • Selecting, placing and adjusting microphones.
  • Recording and balancing speech for radio/ audio plays or discussions.
  • Monitoring the sound quality, levels and tone for broadcasts
  • Recording film soundtracks.

    Academic / Professional Qualification

  • First degree within an appropriate discipline such as film and TV production, performing arts, audio and recording technology, sound engineering, and music technology
  • Certificate or Diploma in sound and music technology or media production is an added advantage
  • At least 3 years relevant experience
  • Proven interest in digital media, flexible, creative and able to work effectively in a diverse and dynamic environment
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

  • Ability to work under pressure in a demanding environment and meet deadlines.

    2. Human Resources Officer Closing Date: 29th October, 2014

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage interview logistics (venues, materials, assessments etc) ensuring efficiency and accuracy.
  • Prepare summaries for interview candidates, interview reports, and ensure proper filing of all interview related documents.
  • Perform induction and introduction of new staff.
  • Maintains all the personnel records and is responsible for all the departmental filing.
  • Manage the biometric attendance system and prepare accurate monthly reports.
  • Maintain and update staff records in the personal files and ensure any change in employee status is reflected accordingly.
  • Ensures that members are continuously updated on any changes affecting the medical scheme.
  • Assist in management of annual leave, ensuring proper documentation and processing.
  • Assist in performance evaluation process by dispatching appraisal forms and doing follow-up with the departmental heads to ensure that the appraisal schedule is on course and that appraisal forms are submitted to the HR department on time.
  • Works closely with the Human Resources Manager and Departmental Heads to ensure that development needs of staff are addressed appropriately through appropriate training programmes.
  • Provide logistic support in staff training.
  • Prepare accurate monthly reports on key functions performed as per the Job description.
  • Taking minutes of departmental meetings and circulates the same accordingly.

    Qualifications Knowledge and Experience:

  • A degree in HR Management
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in HR in a high performing commercial enterprise.
  • Must be proficient in Ms Office Suite of Packages
  • Must have accuracy and keen attention to detail
  • Proactive and self-motivated
  • A team player with the ability to establish understanding and rapport with colleagues across the entire organisation.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

    Interested and qualified candidates should forward their applications with updated CVs, names and telephone contacts of three professional referees with copies of academic and professional certificates and testimonials to recruitment@riarauniversity.ac.ke.

    Applications should be received by close of day Friday 31st October, 2014.


    Kencall Customer Service Agent Job in Kenya

    Vacancy: Customer Service Agent

    Requirements

  • Must demonstrate a positive attitude and professional demeanor
  • Requires strong communication skills, decision making and interpersonal skill

  • Detail-oriented and can multi-task

  • Has integrity – honest and ethical

  • Flexible, polite & accommodating

  • At least 1 year experience

  • Prior experience dealing with senior executives will be an added advantage

  • Diploma or Degree

    Key competencies and Attributes

  • Excellent command of the English language, with neutral accent is a must
  • Good computer literacy skills
  • Friendly & professional telephone manner
  • Determined, good listener & self-motivated
  • Team player & Passionate about customer service

    N/B: Details of current/expected salary should be indicated in the CVs & applications should be sent before 26th Nov 2014.

    The Following Reference should be On The Subject

    Ref: KCWORLD/Y04/OCT Application for Customer Service Agent Position

    The applications should be sent to recruitment@kencall.com or hr@kencall.com


    GA Insurance Health Division Marketing Officer Job in Kenya

    Job Vacancy: Marketing Officer – Health Division

    Overall Responsibility:

    Reporting to the Head of Health Division, the incumbent will participate in the acquisition of new business in health division both individual, group and corporate schemes in accordance with targets set and criteria formulated by the Company; handling of renewal of all existing accounts and maintaining acceptable ratios of business retention for all schemes.

    Preparation of business plans, and coordination of marketing and sales promotion and development of health products to ensure the company business revenue targets for the division are achieved; and presiding over the effective management of the heath division.

    Responsibilities

  • Support and coordinates marketing efforts within the division to ensure business targets are met.
  • Identifies and pursues new business leads.
  • Coordinates new business quotation processes, and follows up quotations with intermediaries and clients.
  • Conducts appropriate market intelligence to keep Senior Management informed of new developments in the Health Business.
  • Ensures acceptable levels of business retention (i.e. preservation of existing business) are maintained at all times; and any existing business lost due to unavoidable circumstances is replaced by other suitable accounts (over and above the new business acquisition target for the year)
  • Closely monitors customer service satisfaction to ensure renewals are not threatened.
  • Negotiate renewal terms of all schemes well in advance, and send formal renewal confirmations before the renewal dates.
  • Periodically review existing products and proposes change with a view to enhancing their quality
  • Maintains, and regularly updates business progress reports.
  • Performs other duties as directed by superiors from time to time

    Person Specifications

    Academic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or Marketing
  • Professional Qualifications
  • ACII or it’s Equivalent

    Experience

  • 4 years’ experience in Business Development in health insurance industry.
  • In depth understanding of the operations of a health insurance company
  • Good communication and presentation skills.
  • Strategic planning and management experience

    If you meet the above minimum requirements, send your c.v to careers@gakenya.com indicate the position applied for on the email subject line so as to be received on or before 24th October, 2014.

    Only short listed candidates will be contacted.


    British American Tobacco (BAT) Jobs in Nairobi, Kenya

    British American Tobacco

    1. Job Title: Administration Assistant

    Location: Nairobi, Kenya

    Requirement Overview:

    The incumbent will be responsible for providing proactive high value Administrative support to the project team.

    This will include ensuring successful co-ordination of the administration function as well as prioritization of tasks in the smooth running of the department.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Coordinate and ensure all travel documents like, air tickets; visas and renewal of passports for the functional heads are always up to date.
  • Process and track payment requisitions through SAP and follow-up with Procurement to ensure the uninterrupted continuation of services from suppliers.
  • Organize and manage all aspects of Conferences/Events/ Meetings.
  • Ensure physical records are well documented.
  • Coordinate and ensure the function is records management compliant as required by the company.
  • Enhance and maintain good communication with both internal staff and external customers.
  • Manage the project team calendar of activities/events

    Skills and Experience

  • University Degree
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision
  • Good organizational and management skills
  • Ability to work and relate with internal customers and external business partners
  • Result oriented, self-driven, innovative and excellent planning ability
  • Strong business working communication skills

    2. Job Title: Creative & Communications Intern

    Location: Nairobi Job Purpose:

    This is an opportunity to be exposed to a world class Organisation and gain valuable experience and training whilst working with a dynamic team.

    The intern-ship will be for a period of three months.

    In liaison with internal customers, the person will be responsible for;

  • Conceptualise communication to be sent out to both internal and external stakeholder
  • Deliver high quality creative digital design.
  • Engage and collaborate with internal stakeholders
  • Oversee print production, graphic arts, and desktop publishing
  • Develop creative briefs and design concepts to meet business objectives

    Skills and Experience

  • A diploma or degree in graphic design
  • Excellent copy checking skills, business English spelling and an eye for detail
  • Ability to learn new concepts quickly
  • MS Office proficient; (Excel / Power-point / Word/ Adobe illustrator, In design)
  • Available to work full day during office hours
  • Self starter with high energy
  • Strong communication skills
  • Relies on sound judgement to plan and accomplish goals
  • A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected
  • Knowledge of the French language is an added advantage

    3. Job Title: Trade Marketing Representative

    Location: Flexible Location

    Job Purpose:

    To achieve volume and distribution targets in order to maximise brand availability and visibility, through the execution of essential Trade Marketing activities in line with the channel, price strategies and the required customer service levels.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Implement a Trade Marketing and Distribution plan which meets the objectives of trade marketing & distribution and is in line with brand / price strategy and the needs of the trade in order to achieve the Company objectives : volume and value share, Numeric and Weighted Distribution for our Drive Brands and out of stocks.
  • Achieve trade coverage, visit frequency and outlet visit plan in order to maximise route effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Manage the Distributor, Wholesale's, and retailers through the implementation of account strategies and plans in order to maximize volume, share and other distribution management parameters performance vs. the competition’s.
  • Ensure that the territory volume and distribution objectives of company brands are achieved by trade channel and outlet type in order that availability is maximised in line with brand strategies and the needs of the market.
  • Ensure optimal stock levels, product quality and freshness through stock management, orientation to the trade and reporting on supply chain and product issues.
  • Ensure that price is in line with the company strategy.
  • Co-ordinate contract employees to ensure that trade marketing representation in retail chain outlets is superior to the competition in respect of both core and added value services (where applicable).
  • Manage financial accounts and assets for the territory to ensure that trade marketing resources are secure and used in the most efficient and effective manner possible.
  • To take all reasonable measures to ensure adherence to BAT Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) guidelines as well as all local legislation relating to EHS during the course of work.
  • To provide market information and reports to ensure that the relevant marketing people are fully informed at all times.
  • Maintain accurate records & monitoring of the achievement of weekly/cycle objectives and to submit reports as requested in order to ensure effective communication is maintained with management.
  • Develop and manage an effective marketing team (Distributor & BAT team) through formal and informal coaching , monitoring, training
  • Implement and establish close working relationships with partners (distributors, trade and retailers) in order to gain high levels of trade support and loyalty whilst enhancing understanding of the trading environment

    Skills and Experience

  • Educated to degree level preferably in Marketing/Business Management;
  • 2 years of sales
  • Clean and valid driving license
  • Good communication, influencing, analytical and interpersonal skills
  • Planning and selling skills.
  • Ability to co-ordinate & motivate promotional teams, part-timers, merchandisers .
  • Basic Computer proficiency (MS Office suite).
  • Experience in management of distributors' organization.

    Working at BAT

    Working at BAT British American Tobacco (www.bat.com) is a market leading, global organisation with a long, established history and a bright and dynamic future. Thanks to our people we have continued to deliver growth and exceed expectations in an increasingly complex and challenging marketplace.

    Our aim is to become the leading tobacco company in each of our markets by providing excellent products with confidence and responsibility expected of global consumer brands.

    If you have the talent and motivation to help us succeed you’ll find we are equally committed to helping you reach your full potential too.

    British American Tobacco is an equal opportunity employer

    To Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; BAT Careers by 31st November 2014


    Kisumu County Speaker Job in Kenya

    County Assembly of Kisumu

    Vacancy for the Position of the Speaker

    Kisumu County Assembly wishes to recruit competent and qualified person to fill the position of the speaker

    a. Should be a Kenyan Citizen.

    b. Holder of a Degree from a recognized University.

    c. Have at least 5 years work experience preferably in a legislative body.

    d. Fulfills the requirements of Chapter 6 of the constitution.

    In addition applicants for the position should get clearance from:

    a. The ethics and Anti Corruption Commission (EACC)

    b. The Credit Reference Bureau (CRB).

    c. Higher Education Loans Board (HELB).

    d. A Certificate of good conduct from the CID.

    e. Tax compliance certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority.

    Interested and qualified persons should send their application, CV, copies of academic and professional certificates and testimonials to reach the undersigned by 4th November 2014.

    Mails should be registered and posted to the below address.

    The Ag. Clerk,
    Owen Ojuok,
    County Assembly of Kisumu.
    P.O. Box 86-40100 – Kisumu


    Kenya Medical Association SACCO [KMA SACCO]Job Vacancies

    The Kenya Medical Association SACCO Ltd [KMA SACCO] is a medium sized and rapidly growing financial institution for medical doctors, dentists & pharmacists.

    We also recruit members’ spouses, children & employees.

    Our mission is to pro actively mobilize savings and provide innovative products, services and solutions to encourage and facilitate investment in the healthcare sector.

    We are looking for suitable candidates and Service Providers to fill the following Vacancies / Services:

    1. External Audit Services

    We invite suitably qualified and duly registered audit firms to apply for provision of External Audit Services for financial year ending 31st December 2015.

    The firm must meet the following conditions:

  • Have a current ICPAK Practicing Certificate
  • Be registered by the Commissioner of Co-operatives and SASRA for the current year.
  • Has audited reputable SACCOs or financial Institutions for over 4 years.
  • Has good understanding of International Standards of Auditing (ISAs)
  • Have at least two (2) full time Partners.
  • Compliance with all legal and Taxation requirements.

    2. Accounting Software for the KMA Investment Company

    The software for the investment company should be able to perform all the accounting functions of the Investment Company:

    The System should be able to produce final Accounts and have specific modules for:

  • Insurance agency and brokerage operations
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Real Estate Investments

    The firm must meet the following conditions:

  • Duly registered with the relevant authority
  • Be compliant with statutory requirement
  • At least 5 References from clients currently using the software.
  • Must have in business for the past five years
  • Indicate full system specifications, supply, and installation, training, maintenance, support terms & Full cost

    3. Marketing and Communication Officer

    To undertake marketing activities towards growing Society membership, develop competitive products for members and carry out product awareness campaigns.

    Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Build a methodical and focused approach to business development in identified sectors
  • Oversee the design, execution, and communication of primary marketing research studies to evaluate specific performance, SACCO positioning, competitive positioning and customer profiling as well as managing the analysis and interpretation of secondary research data to provide direction for strategic plans
  • In consultations with the staff and board, design and develop products, as may be demanded by market forces
  • Coordinate Sacco fora and public relations related activities, including IEC materials

    Qualifications:

  • A business related degree &Professional training in marketing and public relations, or its equivalent.
  • Excellent analytical and interpersonal skills
  • Innovative and ability to work independently.
  • Strong communication, report writing skills & IT Skills.
  • Good Leadership skills
  • Minimum of three years relevant experience, Experience in the financial services sector is an added advantage
  • Holder of a valid Driving Licence.

    4. Insurance Executive

    The success factors of the job are:

  • Teamwork,
  • Initiative and excellent attitude towards work in a constantly changing environment; demonstration of ability to work under pressure,
  • Prioritization of work,
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and distribute time effectively.

    Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Implementation of sound underwriting practices, driving sales and offering seamless customer experience
  • Accurately collect and record client information / complaints and update member records
  • Ensuring timely collections of premiums and remittance to insurance companies
  • Coordinating marketing drives and marketing activities for the Agency and regularly submitting the periodic reports.
  • Participating in building and enhancing good public image through various public relations initiatives.
  • Validating all claims and ensuring that they are promptly communicated to the Claims Department and supporting documents submitted.

    Education and Experience:

  • Business related Degree and Insurance Diploma Qualification.
  • 2 years of professional experience in insurance underwriting and claims
  • Must be ambitious and focused to succeed in sales career under minimum supervision
  • Experience in Sales and Marketing will be an added advantage.
  • Ability to build relationships, innovative, analytical thinking and customer orientation.
  • Mature, 24 years and above, well groomed and presentable
  • Strong communication, report writing skills & IT Skills.
  • Able to multitask and perform other roles in a financial institution.
  • Valid driving licence

    5. Office Assistant

    The Office Assistant will report to the Administrative Assistant and shall be responsible for support services in the Sacco offices and other duties as assigned:

    Duties and Responsibilities;

  • Carry out Cleaning and tiding up of the Sacco offices and facilities as required.
  • Preparing office tea and other related services as need arises and assigned.
  • Carrying out official errands and other duties for the Sacco.
  • General support duties for the Sacco as shall arise and assigned in the day to day running of the Sacco.

    Minimum Qualifications

  • At least K.C.S.E Qualification with a reasonable grade.
  • Personal integrity and in possession of a current certificate of good conduct.
  • Personal initiative, creative and able to work independently.
  • Aged 22- 28 years.
  • Ability to ride a motor bike and in possession of a valid driving licence.

    Only persons and firms who meet the above qualifications are invited to apply to the address below, Stating the position or service on the subject line and attaching their CV or Profile, with three referees, copies of relevant certificates.

    Only E-mail Applications shall be accepted for the Job Vacancies.

    The General Manager
    Kenya Medical Association SACCO Ltd
    KMA Centre- 4th Floor
    Mara Road
    P.O. Box 413-00202
    Nairobi

    Email: careers2014@kmasacco.com

    So as to be received not later than Friday, 4.00 pm 6th November 2014


    Nation Media Group Jobs in Kenya

    Nation Media Group is the largest independent media house in East and Central Africa with operations in print, broadcast and digital media.

    It attracts and serves unparalleled audiences in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda.

    1. Job Title: Inventory Manager

    Job Ref: HR-IM-10-2014

    We are seeking to recruit a highly motivated Inventory Manager for the Kenya operations who will report to the Group Head of Procurement.

    Job purpose:

    The incumbent is tasked with the responsibility of inventory management that encompasses production inputs, order planning, generation and materials receipt and stock levels optimization as per policy, instituting appropriate controls to ensure no stocks pilferages.

    Key responsibilities:

  • Ensure that stock materials such as newspaper production inputs, fuel, spares and stationery is received, verified, stored and issued as per approved policy and procedures.
  • Ensure optimal and quality inventory levels of all materials at all times, applying appropriate stocks principles that ensure no obsolete stocks or/and stock outs.
  • Ensuring effective Newsprint Bonded Warehouse management as per company policy and regulatory framework and value optimization.
  • Ensuring that magazines and newspapers returns operations are as per approved workflows and are accounted for 100%
  • Supervise disposal of unusable materials as per approved guidelines.
  • Liaising with clearing and forwarding agents, and transporters for effective inbound logistics of all importations.
  • Supervising the stores and returns personnel for effective performance management.
  • Enforcing best business practices (ISO), Health and Safety, Procedures and Policies within the warehouse.

    Qualifications, experience and skills:

  • Five (5) years of relevant experience in a similar set up.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field from a recognized institution.
  • Member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supplies or equivalent;
  • Proven track record of integrity, commitment and risk consciousness Self-motivated
  • Knowledge of SAP- MM will be an added advantage
  • Ability to effectively communicate
  • Strong analytical and quick decision making skills.
  • This position offers excellent career growth opportunity.

    If you meet the above criteria, apply online at Nation Media Group Jobs in Kenya before 6th November, 2014.

    Only shortlisted applicants shall be contacted.


    Tavevo Water and Sewerage Company Technical Manager Job in Voi Kenya

    Tavevo Water and Sewerage Company Limited: Our vision is to be the leading provider of quality and affordable water and sanitation services in Taita Taveta County.

    To achieve this we need to strengthen our manpower resources and we are advertising for the following position.

    Technical Manager

    The Technical Manager will report to the Managing Director.

    Terms of Offer:

    The job is on 3 years contract renewable based on performance Remuneration shall be negotiable and within the Water Sector Regulations.

    Key Responsibilities:

  • Directing, coordinating, controlling and managing the company’s Technical operations and maintenance of infrastructure to ensure that water and sewerage services are provided to the required standards.
  • Will take overall responsibility in maintaining of water service provision infrastructure in the County.
  • Managing construction works, either by using external consultants or company resources.
  • Management of company assets like plants and machinery through effective maintenance and repair.
  • Developing programs that will ensure efficient utilization of assets and overall infrastructure.
  • Establishment of necessary staffing needs for the department and ensuring there is well trained and efficient work force.
  • Developing a customer focus programme on the provision of services by creating and maintaining good working relationship with them
  • Developing departmental strategies, policies and plans to facilitate achievement of overall company objective.
  • Liaison with the County Government to ensure the company is in compliance with Technical standards set by the County Government.
  • Ensuring compliance with legal statues and regulations set that Govern the water industry.
  • Provide Technical guidance necessary in development of new products necessary in achieving Company strategies.
  • Work with other Team members to ensure Non Revenue water is reduced to target levels.
  • Preparation of technical reports for the company.

    Qualifications:

  • Must have Bachelor’s degree Civil/Mechanical/Water engineering from a recognized university and a registered engineer.
  • Proficiency in computer applications.
  • Should have at least 5 years’ experience with utility operations and at least 3 years in senior management.
  • Have demonstrated project management skills and hands on experience of managing contractors and consultants.
  • A self-driven person with high need for achievement.

    Satisfy the requirements of chapter six of the constitution of Kenya on integrity. Interested persons should submit their applications and curriculum vitae (CVs) indicating their qualifications for the position.

    They should attach copies of certificates and professional qualifications.

    The application should be sent in a plain and sealed envelope marked “Application for Technical Manager” and deposited or sent to Tavevo offices through the following addresses:

    The Managing Director
    TAVEVO Water & Sewerage Co. Ltd
    P.O.Box 6-80300
    Voi

    Email: info@tavevowater.co.ke

    The deadline for submission of applications is 7th November, 2014


    HIAS Refugee Trust of Kenya (HRTK) Job Vacancy

    Part-Time Driver/Messenger

    HIAS Refugee Trust of Kenya (HRTK) is a non-profit non-governmental organization committed to the assistance, protection and durable solutions needs for refugees at heightened risk in Africa, through the provision of direct psychosocial, social and resettlement services as well as through community outreach and capacity building for partners.

    HRTK seeks to recruit a qualified and well experienced Part-time/Temporary Driver/Messenger.

    Under the supervision of the Administrative Assistant, the incumbent will perform the following functions:

  • Maintain, clean and care for organization vehicles and maintain regular checks of vehicles to ensure that they are mechanically sound and in good working order;
  • Make reports of any problems to the Administrative Assistant and repairs minor mechanical problems;
  • Provide transportation in the field and to meetings and other destinations for organization staff and visitors on official business;
  • Keep accurate records of deliveries made to other offices in the delivery book;
  • Post and collect mail, weighing and affixing correct amount of stamps on letters and packages;
  • Perform general clerical duties as may be assigned which may include photocopying and packing supplies for field travel;
  • Obtain quotations and make simple purchases on behalf of the office and as instructed by the Administrative Assistant;
  • Keep a log book/diary for use of vehicles including weekly reports on vehicle status. Education
  • A minimum of Secondary School certificate. Certification in basic mechanics and maintenance a plus.

    Skills and Competencies

  • Must possess a valid driving license (Class B, C & E);
  • Computer literacy desirable;
  • Current certificate of good conduct;
  • Must have good knowledge of Nairobi and its environs;
  • Ability to conduct oneself in a professional and courteous manner to represent the best interests of the agency.

    Experience

    No less than 8 years continuous driving experience. Experience working in the NGO sector a plus.

    Languages

    Proficiency in English and Swahili.

    Closing Date

    24th October 2014. Position will be filled on a rolling basis based on identification of a suitable candidate.

    How to apply:

  • Please send a cover letter and resume to recruitment@hiasafrica.org indicating the Job Title in the subject line by 24th Oct 2014.

    Important:

  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • Canvassing will lead to immediate disqualification.

  • Late applications will not be considered.


    IntraHealth International Job Vacancies

    IntraHealth International believes in a world where all people have an equal opportunity for health and wellbeing.

    We have served the public health needs of developing countries for almost 30 years.

    We have worked in more than 50 countries, with the support of the US government, foundations, corporations and individuals.

    We are currently accepting expressions of interest from potential candidates interested in a prospective USAID-funded project for the following positions.

    1. Chief of Party (COP)

    The Chief of Party (COP) will be responsible for leading the implementation of the anticipated project.

    S/he will be responsible for overall leadership and management of the project, providing strategic guidance, vision and leadership to the entire project, in coordination with the senior team leaders.

    Oversee all aspects of the program with a particular focus on the technical integrity of program design and implementation.

    S/he will provide vision and leadership for the project, ensuring strong collaboration with USAID, Government of Kenya (GOK) decision makers and stakeholders and other project partners/ collaborators to ensure the alignment and integration of the program with the GoK ’s strategies.

    The position will report to IntraHealth Kenya Country Director.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Supervise technical teams and regional office teams in the planning and implementation of all project activities, ensuring that performance schedules are observed and outputs are completed and delivered according to schedule and within budget
  • Lead the process and work collaboratively with donors, the National Ministry of Health, other GOK agencies, County Governments and other stakeholders in developing and gaining approval for work plans and budgets for the project
  • Ensure the quality of project products and deliverables, including progress reports as well as financial reports in accordance with donor and IntraHealth procedures and standards.
  • Lead communication and reporting to GoK, national ministry of health (MOH), county health departments and to the donor.
  • Provide strategic leadership to in-country staff, develop and continuously improve high-level stakeholder relationships with donor, the GoK and the wider stakeholder community in Kenya
  • Establish working relationships and ongoing dialogue with the principal policy and decision makers within MOH, County Health Departments and other government agencies, training institutions, regulatory bodies, professional associations, donors, faith-based organizations and other interest groups to assure that project activities are relevant and appropriate.

    Education & Experience

  • Masters degree in public health, health management, business administration or related field
  • Minimum of ten (10) years relevant senior technical, management and leadership experience in implementing integrated health programs involving coordination with multiple government, donor, and implementing partners
  • Previous experience in HIV care and treatment in any of the following technical areas: MNCH, Family planning, Nutrition etc will be an added advantage
  • Demonstrated strategic vision for the health sector, leadership qualities, depth and breadth of technical and management expertise and experience, as well as strong written and oral presentation skills.
  • Solid understanding of integrated health and HIV services and community health within the context of decentralized health systems preferred.
  • Experience in program administration, financial oversight, award contractual compliance, sub-award management required.
  • Experience working with USAID, and strong familiarity with PEPFAR and other USG initiatives
  • Demonstrated understanding of the GOK’s Health Systems priorities in context of county devolution

    2. Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP)

    The DCOP will support the Chief of Party (COP) in providing technical program leadership in the development, management and support of project activities.

    In the absence of the COP the DCOP will assume overall responsibility for the project.

    The DCOP will take the lead in coordinating program development, implementation and reporting, and will work very closely with the Intermediate Results (IR) Team Leaders overseeing the project’s major components, and other program staff to ensure results and synergy in the development and implementation of the project.

    The position will report to Chief of Party (COP).

    Key Responsibilities

  • Supervise IR Team Leads and facilitate achievement of their program objectives and targets with technical backstopping and support.
  • Work with M&E Director to ensure appropriate measurement of project impact and high quality statutory reporting.
  • Initiate and facilitate regular technical meetings to review program implementation, and identify measures to overcome implementation bottlenecks and enhance quality of deliverables.
  • Account to the COP on the delivery of strategic program objectives, with regular reporting on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis.
  • Lead documentation and sharing of knowledge and emerging practices from the program internally within IntraHealth and externally with the wider stakeholder audience.
  • Ensure daily operations of overall program implementation activities are on schedule and that reports, new plans and budgets are prepared with sufficient lead time to get the necessary approvals.
  • Work with the COP to provide technical and administrative support in all aspects of the project and carry out any duties that may be assigned by the COP.

    Education & Experience

  • Master’s degree in public health, medicine, social sciences or related health discipline
  • At least 10 years relevant experience in senior technical and project management preferably in USAID funded project.
  • Senior level experience in designing, implementing and managing large, complex multi-faceted HIV care and treatment programs integrated with quality health service delivery or projects in Kenya
  • Proven ability to direct and manage a team and to work with partners, donors and other stakeholders
  • Demonstrated experience overseeing development of activity budgets, managing activity costs, and monitoring program spending against budget in an accurate and timely manner
  • Demonstrated experience to develop and work within approved work plans
  • Proven ability to manage confidential matters discreetly and with the trust and confidence of colleagues and clients including USAID and Ministry of Health
  • Demonstrated diplomatic and interpersonal skills and ability to work in a complex and changing environment with all levels of stakeholders

    Key Competencies

  • Accountability,
  • Innovation,
  • Organizational Stewardship,
  • Strategic Thinking ,
  • Effective Communication

    How to apply:

    IntraHealth International, Inc. is a great place to work and prides itself on its comprehensive benefits package.

    We offer competitive salaries and a dynamic inclusive work environment which supports health workers so they can improve the lives of people throughout the world.

    For more information and job application details, see; IntraHealth International Careers and follow the instructions to submit an online application.

    Applications should be received by October 30, 2014.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

    *IntraHealth International, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.


    Farm Input Promotions Africa (FIPS-Africa) Job Vacant

    Program Manager - FIPS-Africa for NAFAKA Staples Value Chain Project (TZ) FIPS-Africa Program Manager – FIPS-Africa; NAFAKA Staples Value Chain

    Duration: 12 months (Jan – Dec 2015) with possibility of extension.

    Location:

    Morogoro, Tanzania with frequent travel to Nairobi, Kenya (or based in Nairobi, Kenya, with travel to Tanzania); this includes regular travel throughout field operations in Tanzania.).

    Farm Input Promotions Africa (FIPS-Africa) is a not-for-profit organization, based in Kenya, with a vision that all farming households in sub-Saharan Africa become food secure.

    Our mission is to quickly and cost-effectively improve on-farm agricultural productivity through provision and promotion of appropriate farm inputs, services and advice to large numbers of small-holder farmers.

    We work with farming communities through local Village Based Advisors (VBAs).

    The NAFAKA Staples Value Chain Activity is USAID-funded, under the Tanzania Feed the Future (FtF) Initiative, with the goal to sustainably reduce poverty and food insecurity by increasing incomes for smallholder farmers.

    The project activities work to improve smallholder farmer productivity and profitability within the maize and rice value chains in Morogoro (Kilombero and Mvomero Districts), Dodoma (Kongwa district) and Manyara (Kiteto District).

    FIPS-Africa’s role within NAFAKA is to improve farmer productivity through VBAs.

    This Program Manager post is a senior management role with FIPS-Africa, overseeing our activities within the NAFAKA program.

    The Program Manager supervises one Extension Manager and a team of Business Development, Field Monitoring, Data/Clerical and Communications staff in the Morogoro office.

    Reporting to the Assistant Director (FIPS-Africa) in Nairobi Headquarters, and working day to day with the FIPS Tanzania Country Manager,

    The Program Manager will manage the following areas of responsibility:

  • Representation & Communication with NAFAKA Senior Management; acting as liaison and key contact person within NAFAKA for FIPS-Africa.
  • Coordination with FIPS-Africa Tanzania Country Manager and HQ team in Nairobi on activity progress, milestones, reporting, monitoring & evaluation.
  • Oversight of work planning and implementation of activities as planned, both in terms of field operations (through Extension Manager), and in the support functions (taking place both in office and in field, including monitoring, data collection, reporting and administration).
  • Staff supervision and follow-up including clarification of job descriptions, recruitment for vacancies or replacements, feedback and coaching.

    Required Competencies:

  • Program Management; a confident and effective manager able to plan, delegate, track and monitor field activities across multiple work sites
  • Communication; ability to maintain effective and positive lines of communication with a wide array of stakeholders (project beneficiaries, line staff, supervisors, colleagues in partner organizations within NAFAKA project, funders and donors, public, FIPS-Africa HQ office); excellent verbal and written skills
  • Organized and efficient; respects deadlines, flexible and able to prioritize/re-prioritize work based on project needs and new information
  • Accountable and committed; takes personal responsibility and commits time and energy needed to complete tasks well and on time
  • Supervisory skills; able to manage people, facilitate positive workplace relationships and teamwork, instil commitment and enthusiasm in team members, take corrective action as required

    Qualifications & Experience:

  • Master’s Degree in a relevant field (may include agriculture, international development, business/economics)
  • 5+ years experience in development, preferably with 2 or more years in East African context, in a similar or relevant role; exposure to agricultural programs is an added advantage
  • Recognized training or certification in project management
  • Working knowledge of Swahili an added advantage

    How to apply:

    If your skills, qualifications and interests match the above, apply by emailing your CV and covering letter to farminputpromotionsafrica@gmail.com, citing NAFAKA Program Coordinator in the subject line.

    Due to the volume of applications we receive, FIPS-Africa can only reply to those short listed for consideration by 07 Nov 2014 .


    Programme Manager Job Re-Advertisement

    Job Opportunity at Nature Kenya

    Re-Advertisement: Species and Sites Programme Manager

    Nature Kenya (The East Africa Natural History Society - EANHS) is Africa’s oldest scientific Society, established in 1909 to promote the study and conservation of nature in East Africa.

    To achieve its mission “connecting nature and people” Nature Kenya delivers a programme of biodiversity monitoring, local community empowerment, public education, advocacy and research.

    To manage and sustain these activities Nature Kenya is seeking to recruit a dedicated, highly motivated, result oriented and innovative Species and Sites Programme Manager (SSPM).

    The SSPM works to develop and implement an effective programme of conservation action for priority species, sites and habitats, with special focus initially on Important Bird Areas (IBAs) and Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs).

    Key tasks for the SSPM job include:

  • Proposal development, donor liaison and reporting;
  • national and local conservation network development;
  • strategic planning and priority setting;
  • site management planning;
  • public awareness and education on biodiversity and conservation; and
  • staff supervision and management. Based in Nairobi, day-to-day tasks will include staff guidance, project monitoring and evaluation, donor report writing, proposal writing, statistical analysis and field visits to inspect projects and provide guidance to field staff.

    A critical part of the job is the ability to raise funds for both the SSPM position and those of other technical and support staff.

    Key qualifications include:

  • At least a Master’s degree in Wildlife Management or related field;
  • demonstrable commitment and dedication to conservation;
  • demonstrable excellent proposal writing skills;
  • track record in project management, monitoring, evaluation and donor reporting;
  • experience in species and site action planning and statistical analysis;
  • strategic thinking and planning and ability to separate strategies from actions;
  • ability to provide strategic guidance and direction to senior technical staff;
  • ability to meet deadlines;
  • self drive, motivation and ability to work under minimum supervision; and
  • excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

    If interested please submit your CV to the Executive Director using e-mail: office@naturekenya.org no later than 3rd November 2014.

    Those who applied need not reapply.


    Government Job Vacancies - KWSCR and EPZA

    Republic of Kenya

    A.Kenya Water Security and Climate Resilience Project

    Ministry of Environment, Water and Natural Resources

    State Department of Water

    Kenya Water Security and Climate Resilience Project seeks to recruit for the following positions:

    1. Procurement Advisor

    (Project No. P117635; Credit No. IDA52680)

    Expression of Interest

    Ref: MEWNR / KWSCRP-1/06/2014-2015

    The Government of Kenya has received financing from the International Development Association (World Bank) towards implementation of the Kenya Water Security and Climate Resilience Project, and it intends to apply part of the proceeds to payments for consulting services to be procured under this Credit.

    As part of coordination and supporting the implementation of the project activities, the Government of Kenya wishes to hire Procurement Advisor on part time basis for a period of one (1) year.

    Invitation for EOI

    Interested consultants may obtain further information in the detailed Terms of Reference (ToR) posted on dgMarket, at the Ministry website www.environment.go.ke and at the address below during office hours between 0900 – 1630 hours from Monday – Friday inclusive, except public holidays in Kenya, before the deadline for submission of Expression of Interest.

    The completed expression of interest documents in writing must be delivered in three (3) copies to the Tender Box on Ground Floor, Maji House so as to be received on or before 4th November, 2014 at 1000 hours Kenyan Local time.

    The expression of interest must be in plain sealed envelopes and clearly marked “REF: MEWNR/KWSCRP-1/06/2014-2015 – Procurement Advisor” addressed to:

    Project Manager,
    Kenya Water Security and Climate Resilience Project Phase 1,
    Ministry of Environment, Water & Natural Resources, Maji House, Ngong Road,
    P.O. Box 49720-00100, Nairobi.

    Tel: +254 02 2716103 Ext. 42366

    E-mail : ewscr-project@water.go.ke

    (For enquiries only, NOT for submission of application)

    Expression of Interest – Project Position

    Ref: MEWNR / KWSCRP-1 /007/2014-2015

    Senior Project Engineer

    The Government of Kenya has received financing from the International Development Association (World Bank) towards implementation of the Kenya Water Security and Climate Resilience Project - Phase 1 (KWSCRP-1), and it intends to apply part of the proceeds to payments for consulting services to be procured under this Credit.

    As part of coordination and supporting the implementation of the project activities, the Government of Kenya wishes to hire Senior Project Engineer for a period of three (3) years.

    1. The Post

    Reporting to the Technical Manager (TM), Infrastructure Implementation Unit (IIU), the Senior Project Engineer will work within the IIU to provide engineering input to deliver on financing of infrastructure investment and preparation of sub-projects in the immediate investment pipeline in line with the Project Implementation Manual.

    2. Key Assignments

    a) Overseeing and delivering on the successive stages in the development of the investment pipeline;

    b) Working extensively through implementation support consultants (ICS) to support various sub components;

    c) Contributing in review and improvement of procedures and the Investment Framework (IF);

    d) Overseeing design reviews by consultants for ongoing infrastructure projects;

    e) Supporting executing agencies inbuilding an investment pipeline of sub-projects for funding, tendering and supervision;

    3. Qualifications

    Degree in Civil / Water Resources or Irrigation Engineering or a comparable field and be registered with Engineers Registration Board (ERB) and/or member of Institution of Engineers of Kenya (IEK);

    Minimum 8 years experience and demonstrable professional and managerial competence in engineering design and implementation;

    Significant relevant work experience in the planning, preparation and implementation of a variety of water resources investment projects; and relevant computer application skills.

    Master’s degree in water resources engineering and experience in the design of complex or large irrigation projects could be an advantage.

    4. Place of Work

    Office space will be provided by the project.

    5. Remuneration and Payment Schedule

    Remuneration will be based on international competitive rates for this specific specialized field of knowledge and will reflect the selected candidate’s area of expertise and relevant work experience.

    6. Selection Method

    Selection of an Individual Consultant in accordance with World Bank’s Guidelines for Procurement under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits dated January 2011, and the Guidelines for Selection and Employment of Consultants by World Bank Borrowers dated January 2011.

    Applicants from the civil service will also be considered in accordance with current civil service rules and World Bank’s Guidelines.

    7. Invitation for EOI

    Interested consultants may obtain further information in the detailed Terms of Reference (ToR) at the address below during office hours between 0900 – 1630 hours from Monday – Friday inclusive, except public holidays in Kenya, before the deadline for submission of Expression of Interest.

    The completed expression of interest documents in writing must be delivered in three (3) copies to the Tender Box on Ground Floor, Maji House so as to be received on or before 4th November, 2014 at 1000 hours Kenyan Local time.

    The expression of interest must be in plain sealed envelopes and clearly marked “REF: MEWNR / KWSCRP-1/007/2014-2015 – Senior Project Engineer” addressed to:

    Project Manager,
    Kenya Water Security and Climate Resilience Project Phase,
    Ministry of Environment, Water & Natural Resources, Maji House, Ngong Road,
    P.O. Box 49720-00100, Nairobi.

    Tel: +254 02 2716103 Ext. 42335/42330

    E-mail : ewscr-project@water.go.ke

    Note : Electronic EOIs will not be accepted

    B. Export Processing Zones Authority Export Processing Zones Authority is a State Corporation established by the Government of Kenya through an Act of Parliament - the Export Processing Zones Act (Cap 517 of the Laws of Kenya) for the promotion and facilitation of export oriented investment and for the development of an enabling environment for such investments.

    The Authority seeks to recruit for the following positions:

    1. Property Executive

    Job Ref: EPZA/HR/PE/02/2014

    The Property Executive will report directly to the General Manager - Utilities and Technical Services Division:

    Key Responsibilities

  • Managing the Authority’s Real Estate
  • Advising the Authority on efficient use of its land and real estate assets
  • Advising on property availability and applicable rates;
  • Liaising on property availability and applicable rates;
  • Liaising with Ministry of Lands and related offices to ensure ownership documents are up to date;
  • Processing land documents and ensuring payment of statutory dues are paid;
  • Representing the Authority on land and property issues.
  • Negotiating service contracts to ensure timely efficiency at reasonable cost;
  • Optimizing property returns by ensuring timely invoicing and recovery of income;
  • Following up on rent repayment by tenants;
  • Reconciling tenants accounts to ensure good and accurate records are kept;
  • Preparing periodic rent reports on performance of each class of asset;
  • In charge of maintenance of Authority’s real estate assets;
  • Preparing and submitting timely and accurate reports on the outsourced services;
  • Ensure prompt payment of land rent and rates;
  • Propose policies for efficient management of Authority’s property and maximize returns;
  • Coordinating subcontracted services such as office cleaning and security and;
  • Any other lawful duty as may be assigned from time to time.

    Minimum Qualification Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Land Economics or Real Estate.
  • A Master’s degree will be an added advantage
  • Seven years experience in a comparable position
  • A member of Institute of Surveyors of Kenya
  • A high degree of integrity and dependability
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Good interpersonal relations and communication skills

    2. Human Resources Manager

    Job Ref: EPZA/HR/01/2014

    Key Responsibilities

    The HRM will head the HR department and shall report to the CEO for the following:

  • Developing HR policies with emphasis on Training, Career Planning and Development
  • Developing and implementing HR Management systems
  • Reviewing and Monitoring HR Management Systems and policies
  • Change management
  • Ensuring computerization of HR management information and date for effective
  • management and decision making process
  • Leading staff related support to all units and departments of the Authority including team building
  • Handling employee relations inclusive of disputes

    Minimum Qualification Requirements

  • MBA or MA in Human Resource Management or Strategic Management
  • Degree in BBA, BBM or B.COM in Human Resource Management
  • Post graduate diploma in Human Resource Management
  • A professional member of IHRM (K) is desirable
  • Excellent skills in IT for processing information and communication
  • Minimum 10 years progressive leadership experience in senior human resource management position in a state corporation is mandatory
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Good analytical and report writing skills
  • Ability to work independently and as a team to manage work related responsibilities
  • Great sense of initiative and creativity in carrying out assignments.

    How to Apply

    All eligible candidates are advised to download job application forms from the Authority’s website Government Jobs in Kenya – EPZA

    The duly filled-in ‘EPZA Job Application Forms (Click here to download)’ should be emailed to: epza.jobadverts@epzakenya.com

    Please note that the application forms should not be accompanied by testimonials.

    Hard copy applications will not be accepted.

    Job Ref. Number should be indicated on the email subject line.

    The closing date for receipt of the forms is Wednesday, 29th October 2014

    “Export Processing Zones Authority is an equal opportunity employer”


    The Parliamentary Service Commission Job in Kenya

    Vacancy No.PPP/PSC/10/2014

    Position Advertised:Parliamentary Pupillage Programme, 2015

    The Parliament of Kenya is one of the institutions set out in the Council of Legal Education (Admission) Regulations, 2007 as an institution in which students of the Kenya School of Law may undertake their Pupillage Programme.

    The Parliamentary Service Commission now seeks to engage six (6) highly motivated Kenyans to undertake their Pupillage Programme with the Parliament of Kenya for a period of six (6) months commencing January, 2015.

    The successful pupils shall be selected from applicants who:

    (a) possess at least a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) degree (Upper Second Class Honours) from a recognized University;

    (b) are admitted to the Kenya School of Law;

    (c) demonstrate good verbal and written communication skills in both English and Kiswahili, as evidenced by a score of at least a “B” plain grade in both subjects;

    (d) demonstrate a proactive attitude and willingness to learn and to be part of a team handling challenging tasks within strict timelines; and

    (e) are computer literate.

    Applicants must complete the Parliamentary Service Commission Job Application Form (Form 1J), which can be downloaded fromwww.parliament.go.ke or obtained from the Commission reception desk at the Ground Floor, County Hall, Parliament Buildings, Nairobi, during office hours.

    The application should be accompanied by a copy of the letter of admission to the Kenya School of Law, certified copies of academic certificates and testimonials.

    The application form and copies of certificates and testimonials shall be in a sealed envelope clearly marked “Application for Pupillage” and shall be addressed to:

    Clerk of the Senate/Secretary,
    Parliamentary Service Commission,
    P.O. Box 41842 – 00100,
    Nairobi, Kenya.

    or hand-delivered to the Commission reception desk at the Ground Floor, County Hall, Parliament Buildings, Nairobi, during office hours or emailed as a PDF file attachment to applications@parliament.go.ke to be received on or before 31st October 2014.

    Please note: Applications from applicants who do not complete the Parliamentary Service Commission Job Application Form (Form 1J) referred to in this advertisement will NOT be considered.

    Clerk of the Senate/Secretary,

    Parliamentary Service Commission.

    Give a bigmouth enough rope and they will eventually hang themselves.


    Church World Service Jobs in Kenya

    RSC Africa The Resettlement Support Center (RSC) Africa operates a US refugee resettlement program in sub-Saharan Africa through a Cooperative Agreement with the Department of State/Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration.

    RSC Africa is responsible for the preparation of refugee case files for adjudication by US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) officers, as well as the out-processing and cultural orientation of all approved cases.

    RSC Africa is administered by the Church World Service Immigration Refugee Program (CWS/IRP) and is based in Nairobi, Kenya.

    EEOC Church World Service does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, or veteran status in employment or the provision of services.

    Due to the volume of applications that we receive, only those individuals shortlisted will be contacted.

    1. RSC Africa Temporary Pool

    Reports to: Assigned supervisor

    Department: Assigned department

    Location: Nairobi, Kenya

    Starting Salary: KES. 50,000

    Status: Temporary Contract

    Communications RSC Africa will use the contact information supplied in ApplicantStack to contact you.

    If your contact information changes it is your responsibility to keep RSC Africa informed of your updated contact information.

    Application Materials Your application materials should clearly reflect how you meet the requirements of the position.

    Personal identifying information such as gender, age, nationality, tribe, and hobbies should NOT be included in your application materials.

    Your experience should be in Month/Year format. Please do NOT include an objective statement.

    Certificate of Good Conduct All temporary contract positions require a Certificate of Good conduct before starting a temporary assignment with RSC Africa.

    The Certificate of Good Conduct must have been issued within the last 30 days.

    Primary Purpose Temporary staff are responsible for the duties assigned to them in the respective department.

    Supervision This position reports directly to the assigned supervisor.

    Assignments

    File Library - This position is primarily responsible for data entry of refugee case files in the File Library including receipt, filing and logging out case files from the File Library to ensure accuracy and integrity of the records in accordance with RSC Africa and PRM standard operating procedures.

    This position will act as the backup when the File Librarian is on leave.

    Case Processing - This position is responsible for the processing of refugee case files under the direction of the unit supervisor.

    Skills Testing Interested candidates will be required to undergo a data entry skills test.

    Qualifications Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required

    Experience: Relevant experience is preferred

    Knowledge / Skills:

  • Must have an excellent command of English •

    Basic computer skills requires Abilities: The Temporary staff must have the ability to:

  • communicate effectively both verbally and in writing;
  • follow instructions from the Supervisor with a positive and receptive attitude;
  • conduct oneself in a professional and courteous manner to represent the best interests of RSC Africa and CWS/IRP;
  • maintain a high performance standard with attention to detail;
  • carry out all of the duties of the position efficiently and effectively with minimal supervision;
  • maintain strict confidentiality with RSC Africa operational information;
  • manage a large and diverse workload under pressure with competing priorities;
  • work well as a team in a multi-cultural environment while maintaining a high level of motivation;
  • effectively manage RSC Africa’s resources;
  • actively participate in the implementation of the U.S. Government Operational Refugee Processing Program in Africa;

    Working Conditions

  • Physical: This position requires bending, sitting, standing, walking, pushing/ pulling, handling objects (manual dexterity), reaching above shoulder level and using fine finger movements.

  • Environmental: Incumbents in this position will work in an open plan office.

  • Special Requirements Certificate of Good Conduct is required before the start of employment.

  • The candidate should be willing to work overtime on weekdays and weekends as required.

    Licensing/Certification: None

    Competencies

  • Communication Ensure effective exchanges of information with others.

    Examples of skills and behaviors include speaking to others respectfully; expressing ideas in a logical, organized way; sharing information appropriately; and clarity and conciseness in written communication.

  • Relationships Ensure constructive and supportive interactions with others.

    Examples of skills and behaviors include being positive and supportive when working with others; sharing information and resources freely; resolving conflict constructively; and proactively working to remove obstacles to success for others.

  • Job Knowledge Utilize and apply job related knowledge to complete job tasks at a level that meets or exceeds expectations.

    Examples of skills and behaviors include utilizing job knowledge to solve problems or develop new approaches; maintaining or enhancing skills through continuing education; and taking on projects that will develop or enhance skills.

  • Teamwork Work effectively and contribute as a member of a team.

    Examples of skills and behaviors include supporting other team members by sharing information; covering the work of others during absences, vacations, etc.; and actively participating in developing ideas for ways to increase team effectiveness.

  • Problem Solving Analyze information and develop solutions to challenges that arise during the course of performing a job.

    Examples of skills and behaviors include researching and collecting facts; defining the issues and the parties affected; formulating options/solutions for addressing the problem; and engendering support for and implementing the solution.

  • Program Planning and Management Organize work and/or plan projects and ensure timely completion and/or successful implementation.

    Examples of skills and behaviors include identifying and analyzing program options; identifying the tasks and deliverables required for successful completion; managing one’s time; monitoring the resources involved and ensuring that they are directed most effectively; and working with all involved to ensure successful completion.

  • Leadership Guide and direct oneself or other individuals and groups toward a desired outcome.

    Examples of skills and behaviors include taking the appropriate level of initiative to resolve problems or remove obstacles, bringing individuals together around a common goal; evaluating information and making decisions; navigating conflict and obstacles; and ensuring that communication takes place between all parties involved.

    How to apply: For more information and job application details, see; RSC Africa Temporary Pool by 31st Oct 2014

    2. Case Processing Assistant

    Reports to: Unit Supervisor

    Division: Case Processing

    Location: Nairobi, Kenya

    Grade: 6 (N)

    Starting Salary: KES 50,000 (gross / month)

    Status: Non-Exempt

    Eligibility List

    The eligibility list established as a result of this job posting will be used for a minimum of six months or until the list is exhausted.

    This list will be used to fill any current and immediate future vacancies.

    Individuals who are interested in this position should submit their application materials now.

    Communication

    Please note RSC Africa uses e-mail for all recruitment contacts.

    Please be sure to check your e-mail regularly.

    Application Materials Your application materials should clearly indicate how you meet the requirements of the position.

    Be sure your resume is in an easy to read format.

    Dates of employment on your resume should be in mm/yy format.

    Primary Purpose This position is responsible for the processing of refugee case files under the direction of the unit supervisor.

    Supervision This position reports directly to the unit Supervisor.

    Essential Duties

  • Completes all tasks related to refugee case processing as assigned by the unit
  • Supervisor, ensuring adherence to RSC Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Develops proficiency in WRAPS application and maintains complete and accurate records in WRAPS and physical file of all actions taken on a case.
  • Receives, creates and enters new applications in WRAPS.
  • Corresponds with refugee applicants and partners as required to obtain additional information or respond to inquiries.
  • Requests security clearances and updates data in WRAPS as appropriate.
  • Requests medical exams and updates medical information when received from partners.
  • Requests assurances from US based resettlement agencies.
  • Scans and attaches documents to WRAPS.
  • Completes travel packets for departing refugees.
  • Conducts regular quality assurance checks to ensure cases are consistently and correctly updated, both electronically and in the physical file.
  • Assists with development of materials to improve understanding of program by refugee applicants and partners.
  • Any other duties as assigned by management.

    Qualifications Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field of study, or 4 years of related work experience in lieu of a Bachelor’s degree is required.

    Experience: Two years working experience in a related field is preferred.

    Knowledge/Skills:

  • Strong written and verbal English skills
  • Demonstrated computer skills, especially Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Strong organizational and time management skills

    Abilities:

    The Case Processing Assistant must have the ability to:

  • accurately type 5100 ksph with a 95% accuracy rating
  • communicate effectively both verbally and in writing;
  • follow instructions from the Supervisor with a positive and receptive attitude;
  • deal effectively and courteously with a large number of associates, outside agencies, refugees and members of the general public;
  • conduct oneself in a professional and courteous manner to represent the best interests of RSC Africa and CWS/IRP;
  • maintain a high performance standard with attention to detail;
  • carry out all of the duties of the position efficiently and effectively with minimal supervision;
  • work independently and contribute to overall operations of RSC Africa;
  • take initiative in the development and completion of projects;
  • lead others and address issues as they arise;
  • maintain strict confidentiality with RSC Africa administrative and operational information;
  • manage a large and diverse workload under pressure with competing priorities;
  • analyze and solve complex problems and make sound decisions;
  • work well as a team in a multi-cultural environment while maintaining a high level of motivation;
  • effectively manage RSC Africa’s resources;
  • actively participate in the implementation of the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP).

    Working Conditions

  • Physical: This position requires bending, sitting, standing, walking, pushing/ pulling, handling objects (manual dexterity), reaching above shoulder level and using fine finger movements.

  • Environmental: Incumbents in this position will work in an open plan office.

  • Special Requirements Certificate of Good Conduct is required before the start of employment.

    The candidate should be willing to work overtime on weekdays and weekends as required.

    Licensing/Certification: None

    Competencies

  • Communication Ensure effective exchanges of information with others.

    Examples of skills and behaviors include speaking to others respectfully; expressing ideas in a logical, organized way; sharing information appropriately; and clarity and conciseness in written communication.

  • Relationships Ensure constructive and supportive interactions with others.

    Examples of skills and behaviours include being positive and supportive when working with others; sharing information and resources freely; resolving conflict constructively; and pro actively working to remove obstacles to success for others.

  • Job Knowledge Utilize and apply job related knowledge to complete job tasks at a level that meets or exceeds expectations.

    Examples of skills and behaviours include utilizing job knowledge to solve problems or develop new approaches; maintaining or enhancing skills through continuing education; and taking on projects that will develop or enhance skills.

  • Teamwork Work effectively and contribute as a member of a team.

    Examples of skills and behaviours include supporting other team members by sharing information; covering the work of others during absences, vacations etc.; and actively participating in developing ideas for ways to increase team effectiveness.

    Problem Solving Analyse information and develop solutions to challenges that arise during the course of performing a job.

    Examples of skills and behaviors include researching and collecting facts; defining the issues and the parties affected; formulating options/solutions for addressing the problem; and engendering support for and implementing the solution.

    Program Planning and Management Organize work and/or plan projects and ensure timely completion and/or successful implementation.

    Examples of skills and behaviors include identifying and analyzing program options; identifying the tasks and deliverables required for successful completion; managing one’s time; monitoring the resources involved and ensuring that they are directed most effectively; and working with all involved to ensure successful completion.

  • Leadership Guide and direct oneself or other individuals and groups toward a desired outcome.

    Examples of skills and behaviors include taking the appropriate level of initiative to resolve problems or remove obstacles, bringing individuals together around a common goal; evaluating information and making decisions; navigating conflict and obstacles; and ensuring that communication takes place between all parties involved.

  • Resource Building and Stewardship Balance the acquisition or investment of organization resources with responsible use of those resources in line with the organization’s mission.

    Examples of skills and behaviors include taking advantage of all opportunities to cultivate potential donors; evaluating situations to identify the best use of resources; and making responsible investments of resources that increase organization effectiveness.

    How to apply:

    For more information and job application details, see; Case Processing Assistant by 04 Nov 2014

    This position is open to national applicants.

    Please note RSC Africa does not accept resumes for positions that are not posted. All applicants are required to submit their resume using the on-line applicant tracking system.


    Nuru Jobs in Kenya

    About the Organization:

    Nuru International is an NGO committed to ending extreme poverty in remote, rural areas by offering locally-led training in agriculture, personal finance, healthcare, and education.

    Nuru focuses on cultivating service-minded leaders and equipping people with tools and knowledge to lead their communities out of extreme poverty.

    Using local income-generating activities, Nuru sustains its work and funds program scaling into neighboring districts – thereby multiplying impact.

    Nuru's vision is to empower people living in extreme poverty so that they can be able to make meaningful choices about their lives.

    Nuru Kenya is looking for exceptional and passionate candidates to fill the positions bellow:

    1. Position: Cash Officers

    Ref: CO2014

    Employer: Nuru Kenya

    Location: Isibania, Kuria West District, Kenya

    Category: Full Time, contract

    About the Position:

    The position shall directly report to the Finance Manager

    Essential Job Functions:

  • Receiving of daily cash brought in by our field staff and issuing receipt to the paying staff accordingly.
  • Issuing cash to the program staff for their daily program expenses upon presentation of fully approved paperwork’s.
  • Posting of entries to the accounting software.
  • Daily Reconciliation of cash receipts and payments.
  • Making sure accounting documents i.e. Receipts, invoices and other document are received from programs within the stipulated times.
  • Proper filing of accounting documents and making sure files are kept safely and produced when needed.
  • Scanning of accounting documents and saving them in the shared folders in G-drive.
  • Making sure bank Reconciliation are done accordingly and report any under banking to the respective authorities.
  • Working closely with the Agriculture program clerks to make sure all money received from the field has been surrendered to the organization and making sure agriculture program documents are reconciled with accounting documents on a weekly basis.
  • Reports directly to the Finance Manager.
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned to you from time to time.

    Minimum Requirements:

  • A minimum of CPA 1 section 2
  • A minimum of four (4) years’ experience in cash handling preferably in an organization that involves a lot of field cash collections.
  • Proficient and Fully conversant with Microsoft Excel
  • You must be Experienced and fully conversant with Quick Books accounting system.
  • Do not apply if you are not a Quick Books Expert
  • Be a person of high integrity.
  • Knowledge and commitment to the principles and ideologies of servant leadership.
  • Strong commitment to ending extreme poverty in rural communities.

    2.Position: Finance Manager

    Ref: FM2014

    Employer: Nuru Kenya

    Location: Isibania, Kuria West District, Kenya

    Category: Full Time

    About the Position:

    The person shall directly report to the Deputy Country Director.

    Under direction of the Deputy Country Director, the Finance Manager shall be responsible for the management of Finance and Accounting functions of the Organization

    Essential Job Functions:

  • Coordination of the Organization’s accounting and financial functions.
  • Provide advice and guidance to management on financial and accounting matters, this includes keeping up to date with changes in financial and accounting regulations so as to advice management accordingly.
  • Provide professional development to the Finance Officers, Accountant and Cash officers to ensure that these persons are able to competently and comfortably execute assigned responsibilities.
  • Prepare, analyze and present financial reports in an accurate and timely manner; clearly communicate monthly and annual financial statements to the management.
  • Preparation of budgets forecasts and monthly financial reports in accordance to the Nuru Kenya’s financial policies and as per the requirement of key stakeholders, e.g. donors and other government regulatory authorities.
  • Cash flow planning and management, this will include monitoring of bank balances and also ensuring that vendors are paid on time and appropriately.
  • In collaboration with the Internal Auditor implement, monitor and continually evolve Organization’s internal controls to ensure compliance with the Organization’s financial policies and procedures and to also reduce incidences of accounting malpractices.
  • Oversee financial management and inventory control including monitoring cash requests, cash receipts and general petty cash management.
  • Continually work to develop the Organization’s financial and accounting systems.
  • Maintain the Organization’s financial and accounting information systems and records in an orderly manner to allow easy access during audits.
  • Be a point of contact during external audits.
  • Formulation and updating of finance and accounting policies including the Finance manual.
  • Creation of various accounting forms and ensuring that training on their use is provided to user staff.
  • Answer finance and accounting queries from user staff in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Working closely with procurement department and making sure purchase procedures are adhered to before any payment is processed
  • Direct and supervise the Cash and accounting department.
  • Oversee the process of monthly payroll preparation by the Finance Officer.
  • Manage weekly and monthly cash management processes.
  • Manage payroll and associated statutory deductions to ensure full and timely compliance with all governmental regulatory authorities.
  • Manage and refine Nuru Kenya’s use of QuickBooks to improve efficiency and accuracy of tracking and reporting.
  • We need a QuickBooks expert
  • Reports directly to the Deputy Country Director.
  • Preparation and execution of a mentorship plan for immediate staff being supervised as per the Nuru Kenya succession policy.
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned to you from time to time.

    Minimum Requirements:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business or related field and CPA section 6
  • A minimum of five (5) years working experience in an accounting or finance role; three (3) of which must have been in a similar role, preferably in an NGO setting.
  • Those with CPA Section 6 and at least 8 years relevant working experience will be considered.
  • Excellent communication and report writing skills.
  • Must be proficient in the use of accounting and other financial software. QuickBooks experience is a mandatory.
  • Meticulous, articulate and analytical.
  • Good interpersonal and rapport building skills.
  • Knowledge and commitment to the principles and ideologies of servant leadership.
  • Strong commitment to ending extreme poverty in rural communities.
  • You must be Experienced and fully conversant with QuickBooks accounting system.
  • Do not apply if you are not a QuickBooks Expert.

    3. Position: Finance Officer

    Ref: FO2014

    Employer: Nuru Kenya

    Location: Isibania, Kuria West District, Kenya

    Category: Full Time, contract

    About the Position

    The person shall directly report to the Finance Manager

    Essential Job Functions:

  • Administers the Organization’s petty cash float, verifies, prepares and records all payments and ensures that the float is adequately funded at all times.
  • Records all payments to the QuickBooks, and submits weekly, monthly and annual reports.
  • Receives, verifies and keeps a proper record of all invoices for payment, prepares payment vouchers and cheques and also ensures timely and accurate payment.
  • Ensures that all cash, cheque books and other financial records are properly stored or safely secured at all times.
  • Ensures that all cash transactions are accurately documented.
  • Administers the Organization’s payroll and prepares salary cheques and salary slips, ensures accurate payment of income tax (PAYE) and other statutory deductions.
  • Assists in the preparation of monthly bank reconciliations.
  • Maintains a proper record of all cash advances, education reimbursement fund and any other prepayments.
  • Prepares cheques, upon approval and review of requesting documents, and presents them for signing.
  • Maintains the bank files, and ensures that all bank information is properly filed and updated.
  • Making sure bank reconciliations are done properly and that bank statements are filed accordingly
  • Prepares monthly payroll and forwarding them for review and approval.
  • Working closely with procurement department and making sure purchase procedures are adhered to before any payment is processed.
  • Overall management of all daily transactions for Nuru Kenya. This includes but not limited to loan repayments from AG and FI Program.
  • Competently responds to queries and concerns from staff with regards to financial or accounting procedures.
  • Deputizes the Finance Manager in case of any planned or unplanned absence.
  • Performs routine reconciliations of the Ag and FI Program’s sales force system with the finance QuickBooks system.
  • Performs other duties as may be assigned from time to time.
  • Reports directly to the Finance Manager.

    Minimum Requirements:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in accounting and at least CPA VI
  • A minimum of three (3) years working experience in an accounting or finance role, one (1) of which must have been in a similar role.
  • Those with CPA Section 6 and a Minimum of five (5) years working Experience in the same position will be considered.
  • Excellent communication and report writing skills.
  • Must be proficient in the use of accounting and other financial software particularly QuickBooks systems. Meticulous, articulate and analytical.
  • Good interpersonal and rapport building skills.
  • Knowledge and commitment to the principles and ideologies of servant leadership.
  • Strong commitment to ending extreme poverty in rural communities.
  • You must be EXPERIENCED and fully conversant with QuickBooks accounting system.
  • Do not apply if you are not a QuickBooks Expert

    Working Conditions:

  • Work will be performed mainly in the office, and sometimes in the field.

  • Some work is also expected from the computer at home during evenings and weekends during busier seasons.

    Remuneration:

  • Commensurate with demonstrated skills and experience.

  • Nuru Kenya is an Equal Opportunity Employer, we give equal opportunity to all qualified candidates.

    Application Process:

    Interested applicants should submit their testimonials including resume/CVs and cover letter supported by at least two known references.

    Please complete your application in English

    Include your phone number, the application should reach us by the 7th of November, 2014 at 5pm.

    Please outline how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position.

    Indicate the job title and reference number as the Heading/subject of your application.

    Submit your application in any one of the following ways:

    Drop your application at the Human Resources Office at the Nuru Kenya Regional Training Center (RTC) in Keburui, near Isibania;

    or

    Mail application to Human Resources Department,
    PO Box 176-40414, Isibania;

    or

    Email to: CashOfficer@nuru.co.ke (preferred)

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


    Laboratory Manager Job in Kenya - University of Washington TREE Program

    The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of America’s premier educational and research institutions.

    The UW has been conducting medical research and program activities in Kenya for over 25 years.

    As part of this endeavor, the Treatment, Research and Expert Education (TREE) program has contributed to HIV medical research and has developed HIV treatment, prevention and management capacity through training, clinical mentorship, and webcast distance learning lectures.

    The TREE Program has an outstanding opportunity for a Laboratory Manager.

    Specific Duties

  • Aid and support the PI in all research and laboratory efforts
  • Processing of samples
  • Responsible for the day-to-day operation of the laboratory, including but not limited to overseeing lab compliance, assessing new technologies and laboratory equipment, and overseeing repair of laboratory equipment
  • Development of necessary Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and protocols for lab and project use
  • Application of SOPs for HIV serology performed in the context of research programs
  • Application of SOPs for HIV molecular techniques (DNA extraction, PCR amplification for measurement of viral load or determination of genotypes or resistance testing) performed in the context of research programs
  • Stock management and laboratory supplies orders
  • Performing and evaluating both internal and external quality control/assurance measures

    Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science in related fields such as Bio-Medical Technology, Microbiology, etc.
  • KMLTTB certified
  • Experience in molecular lab techniques (DNA extraction, PCR amplification for measurement of viral load or determination of genotypes or resistance testing)
  • More than 2 years’ experience managing a lab
  • Experience in working in a research lab
  • Familiar with Good Laboratory Practices
  • IATA certified

    Submit your application letter addressed to the Kenya Country Director, TREE.

    Include your daytime telephone contact, telephone contacts of three professional referees, a detailed Curriculum Vitae, and copies of degree and KMLTTB certification Only by 28th October, 2014 to treehire@uw.edu.


    Samburu County Surveying, Physical Planning and Housing Department Chief Officer Job in Kenya

    Republic of Kenya

    Samburu County Government

    County Public Service Board

    Re-Advertisement

    Samburu County Public Service Board Wishes to recruit Competent and Qualified persons to fill the following vacant position as per the constitution of Kenya 2010 under Articles 235 and the County Government Act No. 17 of 2012 Section 45. Chief Officer - County Department of Surveying, Physical Planning and Housing

    (1 Post)

    Duties and Responsibilities

    The County Chief Officer shall be the authorized officer in respect of the exercise of delegated powers and shall be responsible to the respective County Executive Member for:

  • The Administration of the department.
  • Implementation of policies and departmental plans.
  • Development and implementation of department strategic plan.
  • Formulate and implement effective programmes to attain vision 2030 and sectored goal.
  • Promote National Values and Principles of Governance, and Values and Principles of Public Service.

    Requirements for Appointment

  • Be a Kenyan Citizen.
  • Be a holder of at least first degree from a University recognized in Kenya with relevant qualifications, experience of 7 years and knowledge applicable to Land management, Land Surveying, physical planning and Housing.
  • Satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya.
  • Understand diversity within the County.
  • Senior County Executives Management Course or strategic leadership development programmes is an added advantage.
  • Masters degree in relevant and applicable field will be an added advantage.

    How to Apply

    1. All applications should be submitted in a sealed envelope clearly marked on top left side, indicating the position applied for and submitted to:

    The Secretary,
    Samburu County public Service Board,
    P.O Box 3-20600
    Maralal
    2. Hand delivered applications should be dropped at the office of the Secretary county Public Service Board located at Samburu Central District Education office Building Maralal;

    3. All the applications should reach the secretary on or before 10th November, 2014;

    4. Shortlisted candidates will be required to produce their original identity cards, academic and professional certificates and testimonials, and shall be only ones to be contacted;

    5. Samburu County government is an Equal opportunity employer; youth, women and persons with disability are encouraged to apply;

    6. For candidates to meet the requirements of Chapter six of the constitution of Kenya, applicants must obtain the following clearances:

  • Tax compliance certificate from KRA
  • Clearance certificate from HELB
  • Clearance certificate EACC
  • Certificate of good conduct from criminal investigation department.
  • Credit reference bureau clearance certificate.


    Sacco Internal Auditor Job in Nairobi, Kenya

    We are a leading National Sacco with a membership of over 13,000 spread across Kenya.

    We are seeking to fill the vacant position of Internal Auditor in Nairobi, Kenya.

    Reporting to the CEO, the Internal Auditor will be responsible for ensuring that all Sacco operations are in compliance with existing legislations, Sacco Rules, Regulations and Procedures and will have the overall responsibility to manage the Sacco’s Internal Audit function, providing an independent and objective appraisal of Sacco’s financial, operational and internal control activities.

    The position will also provide recommendations for improving these controls and other aspects of the business.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Formulating and implementing the internal audit strategy to evaluate the Sacco’s operating standards
  • Initiating and maintaining internal audit controls systems for effective utilization of the Society’s resources
  • Coordinating internal and external auditors annual and interim audits
  • Preparing periodic audit reports for the Board
  • Ensuring compliance with established and internationally recognized management systems, administrative and personnel policies as well as procurement procedures
  • Conducting ad- hoc and special audit of systems and financial transactions
  • Evaluating the financial and operational procedures of adequacy and effectiveness of internal control systems
  • Advising the Board on audit, risk and control issues
  • Determining compliance with policies and procedures, by laws and other laws
  • Reporting functionally to the audit committee and administratively to the C.E.O
  • Performing any other duties that may be assigned

    Education and Professional Qualifications

  • First degree in business related field from a recognized university
  • Certified Public Accountant CPA (K)
  • Proficiency in MS office packages and working experience in a computerized environment preferably an ERP
  • Member of ICPAK with a current good standing
  • At least three (3) years relevant experience, two (2) of which must be in a senior audit position in a financial institution or co-operatives sector.
  • Knowledge of credit and lending principles
  • Adequate knowledge of Regulatory framework in the financial/Sacco sector will be an added advantage

    Interested candidates Must submit current CV giving day time telephone contact, email address, (3) referees who should be present or previous employers and a covering letter explaining suitability for the position addressed to the Chairman on or before November 04, 2014 to:

    DNA No. 1731
    P.O. Box 49010-00100
    Nairobi

    Only short listed candidates will be contacted.


    Kinangop Dairy Production Supervisors Jobs in Kenya

    Vacancy: Production Supervisors

  • Minimum qualification is a Diploma in Dairy Technology / Food Science and Technology.

  • Two years experience in a similar position, preferably in dairy processing.

  • The positions demands one to possess ability to lead and manage teams within strict timelines.

    Qualified and interested persons can apply to hr@kinangopdairy.co.ke with a detailed CV and indicate current salary details, so as to reach us by deadline 4/11/2014


    Chief Operations Officer - Xavier Project

    Job Vacancy – Chief Operations Officer

    Location – Nairobi, Kenya

    Salary - $22,100 pa (155,000 ksh pm), basic medical insurance, work permit (if required), $70 per month travel allowance

    Answers to – Xavier Project Executive Director

    Profile

    Xavier Project is an international NGO working Kenya and Uganda.

    We aim to provide opportunities to refugees living in urban areas in Kenya and Uganda who are otherwise excluded from the means to live a fulfilled and dignified existence so that they will be able to take back control of their lives and make a positive change whether to their new communities or to their country of origin.

    Xavier Project is primarily an education focused NGO, and while we have media and livelihoods programmes educational interventions make up the core of our activities within these programmes.

    Xavier Project is registered as a local NGO in Uganda, an international NGO in Kenya and a company and charity in UK.

    All operations are in Kenya and Uganda, but a majority of funds are raised in UK.

    We have a three way partnership agreement between the branches of Xavier Project and one executive team primarily based in the Xavier Project headquarters in Nairobi.

    Xavier Project currently employs 20 permanent staff and has an annual income of $250,000 which has been increasing by 50% every year since its founding in 2008.

    Background

    Urban refugees in East Africa face unique challenges. Culturally, it is difficult to assimilate into their new communities as they can be victims of xenophobia and can struggle from language differences.

    They cannot easily find jobs in a saturated and often nepotistic job market.

    There are administrative barriers to economic sustainability such as the challenge of obtaining work permits, and the rejection of foreign qualifications from employers and institutions.

    At present many refugees in Nairobi or Kampala do not have access to quality, relevant education delivered in a safe environment and their opportunities in education lag behind those of their local counterparts.

    In both Kampala and Nairobi there are over 10,000 refugee children who are not in formal education, amounting to around 50% in Nairobi and 60% in Kampala.

    80% of those in formal education are not happy with the quality of the education they are receiving.

    Added to this, most urban refugees are hoping to be resettled in developed countries, yet they know very little about the resettlement process, and their chances of being resettled.

    Less that 5% of urban refugees are resettled in any given year.

    Many refugees believe that the more vulnerable they are, or appear to be, the more likely their chances are of being resettled.

    The pursuit of resettlement combined with the unique challenges faced by refugees leads to a negative attitude by refugees towards integration into their new community.

    This has a corrosive impact on the whole community.

    However, there are positive opportunities for refugees to take up in Kampala and Nairobi, whether offered by the government, NGO agencies or refugee run grass-roots organisations.

    Given their chances of resettlement it makes sense for refugees to make the most of the opportunities available to them in their host countries, such as education, livelihoods and vocational prospects offered by agencies.

    What is more, a more positive attitude and better communication among the refugee population should lead to vital innovation from refugees themselves.

    Tamuka media programme is educating refugees on the opportunities available to them and enabling them to communicate with each other and the wider world.

    Among other ambitions, the education programme is enabling refugees to receive an education that is more relevant to their challenges and their ambitions.

    Meanwhile, our livelihoods programme is enabling refugees to access affordable loans and learn the business skills they need to grow their careers.

    Job Description and Expectations

    Xavier Project is looking for a chief operations officer who will manage a country director in Kampala, an education director, a livelihoods director, Tamuka director, the communications officer and an office co-ordinator in Nairobi.

    The COO will strive to increase the impact of the all our programmes so that our work can be as efficient and effective as possible while achieving the best possible results for the refugee community.

    He or she will supervise the monitoring of each programme, and the compiling of regular reports which will evaluate impact and set targets for improvements.

    The COO will take responsibility for ensuring that the current Xavier Project staff members keep the refugee community at the focus of all their work, enjoy their work to the full and learn skills that will be valuable to them now and in their future careers.

    The COO will work alongside the CEO Edmund Page in moulding the vision of Xavier Project and planning effective strategies and projects which will contribute to this vision.

    As a member of the Xavier Project executive committee, when necessary the COO will be expected to offer advice and support to areas of Xavier Project beyond the scope of their day to day responsibilities.

    Requirements

    Essential:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline
  • Experience in managing people/teams
  • At least 5 years’ experience in either project management, communications, field work, fundraising or advocacy, ideally in the NGO or education sector
  • Excellent communication skills in English (both written and oral)
  • Good knowledge of MS Office and web content management systems
  • Ability to work sensitively with refugee population or demonstrated experience working with marginalised communities
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Experience in managing budgets
  • Willing to travel within Kenya and three or four times per year to Uganda Desired:

  • Master’s degree in a relevant discipline
  • Competent in Kiswahili
  • Experience in managing people from various backgrounds
  • Experience working in a tough environment with vulnerable people
  • Knowledge of the Kenyan or Ugandan education sector
  • Demonstrated success in fundraising
  • Experience in writing reports and strategies
  • Experience in government and private sector engagement
  • Strong understanding of the challenges faced by urban refugees Expectations of Xavier Project

    The Xavier Project staff is a small and tight community and a strong support network is offered to all members.

    We are diverse and relatively young crowd representing seven nationalities.

    Xavier Project is committed to ensuring that all staff members enjoy their work and gain valuable experience and skills that will enhance their impact now and in the future, whether with Xavier Project or not.

    As such as we run regular staff capacity building programmes and encourage all staff members to pursue opportunities which will help them to grow individually.

    This job is coming about as a division of two roles previously performed by the CEO Edmund Page, who now intends to focus on fundraising, building partnerships between Xavier Project and other institutions and generally promoting the work of Xavier Project.

    However, the CEO intends to support the COO in their work as a manager to an appropriate level and continue engaging with the day to day running of all programmes in both Nairobi and Kampala.

    For more information on what we do please visit www.xavierproject.org and www.tamuka.org

    Xavier Project is an equal opportunity employer and therefore does not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, origin, sex, sexual orientation or disability.

    How to apply:

    To apply, please send your CV and a cover letter highlighting how you fulfil the job requirements to Edmund Page at e.page@xavierproject.org.

    Please also include the names and contact details of two referees by 26th October 2014

    Give a bigmouth enough rope and they will eventually hang themselves.


    Finn Church Aid (FCA) Consultant-Conflict assessment Job Vacancy

    Call for bids for conflict assessment for FCA Peace Work in Northern Kenya

    Finn Church Aid(FCA) is one of Finland’s largest non-governmental organizations working with development issues, and also a major provider of disaster relief.

    FCA operates in over twenty countries across four continents, and has over 60 years of experience.

    Key thematic areas are Right to Livelihood (R2L), Right to Education (R2E), and Right to Peace (R2P).

    FCA is working on all three thematic areas in Kenya.

    In R2P thematic area FCA is a member of a consortium led by Adeso implementing the peace component of a larger USAID-funded project in five Counties of Northern Kenya; Turkana, Marsabit, Isiolo, Garissa and Wajir.

    The aim of the project is to reduce inter-tribal conflicts between these communities in collaboration with existing traditional institutions, local governance structures and local communities.

    The purpose of the conflict assessment is to provide report, analysis and recommendations that will help FCA and its partners to plan and implement relevant and efficient Right to Peace activities in Northern Kenya namely West Pokot, Baringo, Samburu, and Mandera Counties.

    The call is open to 10th November, 16:00 (04:00 PM).

    FCA is looking for a consultant that can start as soon as possible.

    Detailed Terms of Reference is available on request by emailing Mika Jokivuori (mika.jokivuori@kua.fi).

    Required qualifications and experience for candidates and requested attachments

  • The consultant has to have sufficient technical and professional experience and qualifications to offer the requested service
  • The consultant shall have an excellent level of English and at least 5 -10 years of working experience in Kenya
  • The consultant shall have previous experience in peace project related consultancies,
  • Extensive experience in conducting field research and surveys,
  • Strong interviewing and communication skills in a field-based setting,
  • Excellent analytical and report writing skills (research in Kenya is an advantage)

  • The consultant is expected to travel to Kenya for a period of 7-14 days during 2014

  • Academic background in research, peace and conflict resolution studies or similar will be an advantage

  • The consultant is requested to attach a CV, name referees with contact details and provide references of similar consultancies.

  • References shall include description of the service provided, lengths of contract and contact details of the customer.

  • References are used in evaluation of the bids.

    Selection criteria:

  • In evaluation of the bids the daily fee of the consultant is emphasized up to 50% and quality up to 50%.

    When quality is evaluated, criteria used are:

  • Earlier experience in Kenya with special attention to expertise on Northern Kenya (25%)
  • Experience in similar consultancies (10%)
  • Existing contacts to relevant peace actors (NGO’s. INGO’s, institutional donors etc.) (10%)
  • Possibility to start as soon as possible (5%)

    Price

    The consultancy fee is to be announced as a lump sum.

    In addition to the lump sum fee agreed on, FCA will meet the following costs:

  • Accommodation while in Northern Kenya
  • Local Air fares to and from Northern Kenya
  • In county car hires
  • 26 Euros per diem per day for up to a maximum of two (2) consultants each during the five (5) days of study on each county against invoices
  • Meeting expenses as pertains to the assessment work
  • The consultant takes care of all the responsibilities of its employee/s where necessary with relation to Finnish and eventual relevant foreign officials and respective duties in accordance with the Finnish and other eventual relevant laws during eh term of the contract.

  • The consultancy is further responsible for payment of all social costs, other employment related costs, insurances and for all other liabilities of a statutory nature.

    How to apply:

    All the interested candidates are requested to send their contact details to Mika Jokivuori (mika.jokivuori@kua.fi) email 31st October for additional details and information.

    All the questions related to the call for bids for the aforementioned email shall be received by 31st October.

    We cannot respond to requests by telephone.

    Everyone who has provided their contact details will be informed about the questions received and answers provided by 4th November.

    The call is open to 10th November, 16:00 (04:00 PM).


    Concern Worldwide Jobs in Kenya

    Background:

    Concern has since 2012 employed Community Conversations as an approach to mobilize and involve communities to discuss community concerns.

    One of the biggest challenges experienced has been low participation of young men in community dialogues.

    To address this shortcoming, Concern Worldwide opted to use Moran and Men Base Circles as an approach of involving young men in addressing community concerns.

    In June 2014, Concern Worldwide developed Moran and Men Base Circle draft manuals in preparation for implementation.

    The draft manuals are awaiting print. 1. Tittle: Developing Graphics and Formatting Moran and Men Base Circle Draft Manuals

    Objective:

    To develop graphics and format case studies in the Men and Moran Base circles draft manuals to align with the content.

    Methodology and Technical Approach:

    The consultant will:

  • A desk review of the draft manuals - 1 day
  • Develop graphics and illustrations for content and tools – Five (5) days
  • Insert all illustrations in the text layout – Two (2) days
  • Review and insert case studies in the text layout – One (1) day
  • Develop a final print layout and provide print specifications – One (1) day

    Expected Outputs/Deliverables:

  • Delivery of the final drafts of the manuals (design and print layout)
  • Delivery of printing specifications for the guide
  • Delivery of additional soft copy for website

    Consultant’s Profile or Qualifications:

  • A degree in Social Sciences, Literature, Communications or related field or related field
  • Five (5) years’ experience in manual development and editing
  • Five (5) years’ experience in formatting manuals
  • Practical experience in participatory methodologies

    2. Tittle: Editing Moran and Men Base Circle Draft Manuals

    Objective:

    To edit the Men and Moran Base draft manuals that is grammar and coherence; and develop the forward, introduction and epilogue for the same.

    Methodology and Technical Approach:

    The consultant will:

  • Review of the copies of the draft manuals provided by Concern Worldwide.
  • Edit the draft manuals to ensure correctness of grammar
  • Presentation of the draft for approval before printing

    Expected Outputs/Deliverables:

  • Properly edited Men and Moran Base Circle manual

    Consultant’s Profile or Qualifications:

  • A degree in Social Sciences, Literature, Communications or related field
  • Five (5) years’ experience in manual development and editing
  • Five (5) years’ experience in formatting manuals
  • Practical experience in participatory methodologies

    How to apply:

    Interested applicants who meet the above requirements should send their cover letter, demonstration of technical capability, financial proposal and contacts of at least three (3) referees who can validate technical expertise addressed to the HR Manager, Concern Worldwide, Nairobi to the following email address: nairobi.hr@concern.net with the subject of the email as ‘Moran and Men Base Circle Draft Manuals’

    The closing date for EOIs is Sunday, 26th October 2014.

    Please note that due to the urgency to fill this position, applications will be shortlisted on a regular basis, we may invite qualified candidates for interviews and offer the position to the successful candidate before the closing date.

    Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for presentations.

    Concern has a Code of Conduct and a Programme Participant Protection Policy to ensure the maximum protection of programme participants from abuse and exploitation


    Clarkson Insurance Brokers General Business Department Manager Job in Kenya

    We are an Insurance Broker who wishes to recruit for the following position in our General Business Department.

    Manager - General Business Department

    Ref: M/GB/2014

    Key Performance Areas

  • Formulate, implement and review and monitor the departmental strategies aimed at ensuring the business objectives are realized.
  • Ensure customer satisfaction and retention by meeting customer expectations through review of the service benchmarks and initiating adequate customer service.
  • Ensuring appropriate/optimal staffing levels in the department.
  • Ability to lead a team.
  • Knowledge and experience in underwriting and claims in General business including medical and re-insurance
  • Knowledge and experience in other business areas (e.g. Life) will be added advantage.
  • Knowledge and experience tender processes.
  • Knowledge and experience in sales and marketing
  • Ensure set departmental targets in terms of retention and new business are achieved.
  • Handle / schedule performance review and renewal meetings with clients
  • Management & market research through monitoring and analyzing market trends.
  • Identify new leads and make contact with potential clients
  • Schedule presentations to prospective clients
  • Analyze client’s risk profile, determine insurability & advise client accordingly….
  • Customize insurance programs to suit individual customers covering a variety of risks.

    Education and Experience:

  • Bachelors degree.
  • Diploma in insurance- AIIK/ACII,
  • 5 year’s relevant experience,
  • 3 of which must have been in a management position.

    Competencies:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills ,
  • Excellent negotiation skills ,Good Team player/leader,
  • Ability,
  • Computer Literacy,
  • Able to work under pressure with minimal supervision, good conduct and professional demeanor, high integrity.

    For consideration, please email your resume to hr@clarkson.co.ke to be received no later than 24th October 2014.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    Quote the reference number on the subject part of the email.


    KENEX Assistant Network Administrator and Systems Support Job in Kenya

    Position for Assistant Network Administrator and Systems Support

    We are looking for individuals who are sufficiently fluent in system support and network systems management.

    The successful candidates will become part of an engineering team for system support and network administration tasks.

    Software Support Skills:

  • Windows Desktop Support and Administration,
  • Supporting Microsoft Active Directory Domain Environment (2003/2008),
  • Windows Server Administration,
  • Managing Virtual Server Environment,
  • Maintaining local helpdesk system,
  • offline and online clients support

    Other Skills:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills,
  • Strong organizational,
  • Problem-solving and analytical skills,
  • Strong understanding of TCP/IP and DNS,
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite 2003/2007/2010,
  • Cisco certification is preferred

    Hardware Support Skills:

  • HP servers Maintenance,
  • Proxy server Knowledge,
  • HP desktops maintenance,
  • Cisco Routers and
  • Switches Maintenance

    Database Systems: Access, MSSQL Server.

    Platforms:

    Windows, Linux

    Minimum Educational Requirement:

    Degree in Computer Science/Information Technology from an accredited institution Cisco and MCP related certifications will be of added advantage

    Closing Date: 24th October 2014

    Our Location: 7th Floor, Fortis Tower; WoodVale Grove; Westlands, Nairobi, Kenya

    Employment Type: Full Time, Temporary, and Renewable Contract

    How to Apply:

    Send Resumes in PDF Format by email to hr@kenexnbi.com


    KenAfric Value Stream Leader Job in Kenya

    Title: Value Stream Leader

    Reports to: Assistant Production Manager

    Area: Confectionery

    Job Purpose: Day to day production planning, Value stream labour planning, production cells target setting and monitoring, Data collection and evaluation.

    Number of Staff Supervised:

    Direct Reports: 2

    Total: 100

    Key Accountabilities:

  • Ensure proper production planning product wise and follow up weekly, daily and hourly production planning to meet and exceed customer expectations.
  • Monitor and follow up streams production output to ensure maximum production efficiency is achieved.
  • Collect and assist the shift in charge in analysing various streams data from production floor.
  • Assist in Planning and scheduling personnel and equipment to reduce bottle necks and process problems.
  • Monitor floor activities and achievements to reward staff as per high performance management system.
  • Motivate staff and contribute to work environment that fosters pride in being part of a winning team to promote personal growth.
  • Maintain a positive department attitude and support company mission and vision to ensure staff under your supervision are aligned to company goals and objectives.
  • Assist the shift in charge in co-ordinating staff offs and leaves to ensure all are as per company policy.
  • Ensure effective staff safety training is conducted and follow up is done to have a accident free environment.
  • Suggest to the shift in charge various trainings in relation to production.
  • Conduct staff appraisal to determine training needs, transfer and or promotions as per company policy.
  • Follow any other job-related instructions and perform other job-related duties as requested by your supervisor.

    Application of Guidelines & Decision Making Authority: Empowered to make decisions within the Value Stream and on behalf of the Value Stream, and authority to make cross functional decisions in partnership with peers of other functions and streams. Minimum Qualifications: Higher diploma in food science and technology.

    Minimum Experience: 5 Years in a busy food industry.

    Skills: Good communication and planning skills

    Competencies:

  • A Kaizen practitioner or coach
  • Basics in computer knowledge and operations.
  • Good mathematical skills
  • Familiarity with sugar confectionery products.

    Applications should be sent to recruit@kenafricind.com by 25th October 2014 with the Job title as the subject matter of the email

    Please note that only successful candidates will be contacted

    We are an equal opportunity employer


    ANPPCAN Jobs in Nairobi Kenya

    Background: ANPPCAN is a pan-African child rights organization concerned with the status of children in general, and, in particular, those in need of protection.

    It was founded in 1986 in Enugu, Nigeria during the First African Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect whose theme was Child Labour in Africa.

    It is registered as an international NGO in Kenya and has its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya and also has observer status with the African Union (AU) and the African Commission on Human and Peoples Rights based in Banjul, Gambia.

    ANPPCAN has been implementing a three year project called National Child Protection Systems Strengthening (NCPS) in 7 countries in E. A. Region; namely Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda, with the financial support from Save the Children International (SCI).

    The aim of this project is to improve services provided to children by strengthening the key pillars of child protection system, which include; coordination amongst actors, laws and policies, the human and financial resources and data collection.

    The project has engaged strategic players, such as, the relevant government departments and civil society organizations operating at regional and national levels, to strengthen child protection systems in the aforementioned countries.

    These efforts have led to review of national laws and policies; national institutions, human resources, as well as, initiating Technical Working Groups (TWGs) on child protection in each of the 7 countries.

    These engagements have continuously shown that for child protection systems to be effective, the government must take the lead role in coordination of the efforts, while other strategic actors play complimentary roles.

    It is on this background that ANPPCAN and Save the Children International are organizing a meeting that brings together all the stakeholders who have been involved in the implementation of this project, representatives from relevant Government Ministries and Departments, Civil Society Organizations, as well as, key institutions in the region.

    The aim of the meeting is to share the progress on the implementation of this project, as well as, to address some of the gaps that are emerging.

    Specific objectives of this meeting are:

    1. To share the progress made and the identified gaps during the implementation of the project in the 7 countries,

    2. To identify and map out some strategies that will strengthen NCPS with the ultimate goal of effective provision of services to children; and

    3. To foster collaboration and partnership between state and non-state actors to address emerging issues in NCPS.

    ANPPCAN seeks to engage the services of a rapporteur’s to produce a report of Review Meeting on Strengthening National Child Protection Systems in 7 Countries of East African Region on 27 and 28 October, 2014 Nairobi, Kenya.

    The time frame for the work is 3 days (2 days capturing deliberations and 1 day writing the final report)

    1. Terms of Reference: Review Meeting Rapporteur

    Expression of Interest for a Rapporteur During the Review Meeting on Strengthening National Child Protection Systems in 7 Countries of East African Region on 27 And 28 October, 2014 Nairobi, Kenya

    Details of the task:

    The main tasks of the rapporteurs will be capturing meeting deliberations and production of the review meeting report

    The detailed tasks include:

    Taking detailed notes on the Meeting:

  • Synopsis of presentations and discussions of all the sessions from 27 to 28 October 2014
  • Capture main points raised during open discussions and contributions from the participants
  • Taking the main points within opening ceremony and closing ceremony speeches.
  • Noting down all the recommendations made throughout the discussions during the presentations
  • Utilising the notes taken to prepare the final Report.

    Deliverables:

  • Draft outline repot
  • Final Review meeting report.
  • Rapporteur’s Skills and Experience
  • Experience in Rapporteur work
  • Highly literate in English
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Able to analyze, summarize and coherently report on diverse perspectives
  • Exceptional organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Able to work under pressure and meet tight timelines
  • Engaged in child protection issues
  • Previous experience at international conferences is an asset

    Desirable

  • Experience of working with partners at International, Regional and National level
  • Submission of Expressions of Interest

    2. Terms of Reference: Media Consultant

    Expression of Interest for Media Consultant during the Review Meeting on Strengthening National Child Protection Systems in 7 Countries of East African Region on 27 And 28 October, 2014 Nairobi, Kenya

    Details of the task:

    The main tasks of the Media Consultant will be to mobilize and partner with key media houses to highlight the meeting deliberations and produce media package, prepare articles, conduct interviews and prepare online kit that will be used both in print and electronic media

    The detailed tasks include:

  • Gather key information concerning child protection systems, before, during and after the Review Meeting
  • Interview the Key Guests and Technical Working Group Representatives from the seven countries and consolidate the information that will form part of media package
  • Coordinate and produce an online media kit inform of video/audio that will be posted in the organizations website and other relevant websites
  • Production of articles both print and electronic, related to the review meeting that will be sent to the key media houses
  • Organize for a photo/video gallery that will be uploaded in the organization’s website.
  • Capture the speeches, during opening and closing ceremony and key points during the two days deliberation and report appropriately.

    Deliverables:

  • Media package with relevant information on Child Protection Systems and the Review meeting
  • Prepare media Kit

    Consultants Qualifications and Experience

  • A graduate in the field of Communications or Public Relations or Media Related field
  • Experience in Public Relations and events coordination
  • Ability to mobilize media houses to capture proceedings of social and corporate events
  • Multi-tasking skills and ability to work under pressure

    Please submit your expression of interest including full CV, proposed fee per day and at least two autographic work as a reference to ANPPCAN Regional Office at regional@anppcan.org, cc: cogutu@anppcan.org marked ‘Expression of Interest Rapporteur by 24th October 2014


    Siaya County Jobs in Kenya

    County Government of Siaya

    Public Service Board Siaya County

    The County Government of Siaya wishes to recruit competent and qualified candidates to fill the following vacant positions as provided under Section 44, 63, 6 and 66 of the County Government Act No. 17 of 2012.

    1. County Secretary

    Job Group T

    (1 Post)

    Terms of Service: Contract

    Requirements for Appointment

  • Be a Kenyan Citizen
  • Be a holder of a first degree in any of the following disciplines; public administration, arts, sociology, anthropology, or management from Universities recognised in Kenya.
  • Master’s degree from a university recognised in Kenya will be an added advantage.
  • Demonstrate leadership and management capacity including but not limited to knowledge of public financial management and strategic management.
  • Be conversant with the constitution of Kenya and all the devolution laws.
  • Have ability to work in a multi ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.
  • Have capacity to work under pressure and meet strict deadlines.
  • Demonstrate understanding and commitment to National values and principles of governance as outlined in articles 10 and 232 of the Constitution of Kenya 2010.
  • Demonstrate a clear understanding of both the county and national goals, policies development strategies as well as Vision 2030.
  • Have knowledge, experience and a distinguished career of not less than ten (10)years in senior administration and management.
  • Satisfy the requirement of Chapter six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010
  • Possession of CPS (K) will be an added advantage.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Operationally, will be the head of County Public Service and secretary to the County Executive Committee.
  • Will be responsible for arranging the business and keep the minutes of the County Executive Committee meetings.
  • Conveying the decisions of the County Executive Committee to the appropriate persons or institutions.
  • Provide Strategic policy directions to improve service delivery
  • Perform functions on the delegated authority from the County Public Service
  • Board as per article 86 (1) of the County Government Act No.12 of 2012
  • Establishing and developing collaboration with the National government ministries or departments, partners and other relevant stakeholders.
  • Performing any other function as may be directed by the Governor and the County Executive Committee.

    2. Secretary to the County Public Service Board

    1 Post

    Terms of Service: Contract

    The Secretary shall be the accounting officer and the head of the Board Secretariat

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide Strategic leadership for effective delivery of the Board’s mandate as per the mission, vision and strategic plan.
  • Oversee the management of the finances, preparation and submission of the Board’s annual plans, program and estimates.
  • Make regular reports for approval and submission to the County Assembly on the execution of the functions of the Board.
  • Execution of the decision of the Board.
  • Day-to- day administration of the secretariat and welfare
  • Ensure staff compliance with public service values, principles and ethical standards.
  • Perform any other duty as assigned by the Board from time to time.
  • Will operationally work under the supervision of the Board’s committee on Finance, Administration and Advisory and generally work under the leadership of Chariman, Siaya County Public Service Board.

    Requirements for Appointment

  • Be a Kenyan Citizen
  • Be a holder of at least first degree from a university recognised in Kenya
  • Masters degree will be an added advantage.
  • Be a certified public secretary of good professional standing
  • Working experience of not less than five (5) years in the relevant field.
  • Satisfy the requirement of Chapter Six of the Constitution.
  • Department of Lands

    3. Deputy Director of Survey

    Job Group Q

    (1 Post)

    Reporting to the Director - Lands, Physical Planning, Surveying and Housing. The officer shall be responsible for all survey works.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the management and coordination of survey services in the county.
  • Organisation, direction, control and coordination of the functions of the department.
  • Supervision, survey and registration of all public land and utilities.
  • Preparing and submitting technical and administrative reports of the division.
  • Developing and implementing and evaluating the department strategic/work plans, programs and projects in collaboration with other departments and stakeholders.
  • Developing county policies, legal and institutional framework for the implementation of the mandate of the department.
  • Oversee the preparation of annual work placement, and financial budgets.
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned from time to time by the Chief Officer Lands, Physical Planning, Survey and housing

    Requirements for Appointment

  • Be a Kenya citizen
  • Bachelor degree in Surveying from a University recognised in Kenya.
  • A Masters degree in the relevant field will be an added advantage.
  • Have at least five (5) years experience, two (2) of which should be in senior management.
  • Demonstrate a high degree of professional and technical competence as reflected in work performance and results.
  • Be proficient in computer Aided Designs (CAD) or Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
  • Be strategic thinker and result oriented
  • Registered with relevant professional body
  • Satisfy the requirement of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 on Leadership and Integrity.

    4. Deputy Director Housing

    Job Group ‘Q’

    Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Reporting to the Director Lands, Physical Planning, Surveying and Housing. Will be responsible for providing overall leadership in the area of County Government Housing Management
  • Responsible for the implementation of the County Housing Management Policies.
  • Provide leadership in all the County Government Housing Estates and advice the Chief Officer on all Housing related matters
  • The County Housing Manager will also oversee valuation of the County Properties undertakes Estate Administration.
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned from time to time by the chief officer: Lands, Physical Planning, Survey and planning

    Requirements for Appointment:

  • Be a Kenyan citizen.
  • Bachelor Degree in Housing Administration, Real Estates, Housing or property
  • Management or any relevant field from a recognized University in Kenya.
  • Be registered with a relevant professional body in Kenya.
  • Have five (5) years work experience in Estates, Housing or property management of Two (2) years served in senior management
  • Be conversant with prevailing Property Laws and Housing Management issues.
  • Be as a team player who is flexible and diligent.
  • Be computer literate.
  • A master in Housing Administration, Estate Management and Maintenance or Property Management will be an added Advantage.
  • Satisfy the requirement of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 on Leadership and Integrity.

    5. Deputy Director of Physical Planning

    Job Group ‘Q’

    Reporting to Director Land, Physical Planning, Survey and Housing and will be responsible for all Physical Planning Services.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Supervise all physical planning activities and continually monitor projects during construction phase and works directly with the architectural and engineering inspectors to assure that plans and specifications are followed and construction problems are minimized.
  • Act as a primary agent for the County in all matters dealing with construction project which include substitutions and changes in provision of the approved specifications.
  • Perform field investigation to ensure conformity to zoning codes, design regulation and/ or approved plans projects.
  • Perform various administrative functions for the department, including accepting applications and permits for processing and composing correspondences.
  • Prepare an integrated land use plan with relevant stakeholders for the use by Land Boards and other allocating authorities.
  • Assist in developing county policies, legal and institutional framework for the implementation of the mandate of the department.
  • Assist in the preparation of the Annual plan and Financial budgets
  • Perform any other duty as may be assigned by the chief officer Lands, Physical Planning, Survey and housing

    6. Requirements for Appointment

  • Be a Kenya citizen
  • Bachelor degree in Physical planning and Regional Planning or relevant field from a University recognized in Kenya.
  • A masters degree in the relevant field will be an added advantage.
  • Have at least five (5) years experience, two (2) of which should be in senior management.
  • Demonstrate a high degree of professional and technical competence as reflected in work performance and results.
  • Be proficient in computer Aided Designs (CAD) or Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to maintain good working relations with developers contractors, property owners, fellow workers and general public.
  • Registered with relevant professional body
  • Satisfy the requirement of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 on Leadership and Integrity.

    7. Department of Health

    Padeatrician

    JG Q

    (1 Post)

    Will be based at the Siaya County Referral Hospital

    The Pediatrician will be responsible for the planning and performing day to day implementation of the pediatric care at the County Referral Hospital and in the County.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Planning and implementation of Pediatric care at the facility and in the County.
  • Supervision of Pediatric department at the facility and Pediatric Services in the County.
  • Teaching and supervision of Medical Officer interns, Clinical Officer interns and other clinical staff
  • Co-ordination of mentorship programmes for staff at the facility and the County.
  • Participation in quality assurance and improvement of Pediatric services
  • Co-ordination of continuing medical education in the department and at the facility.
  • Co-ordination of disaster response team.

    Requirements for Appointment

  • Holder of MBCHB degree from a university recognized in Kenya
  • Master’s degree in Pediatrics and Child health.
  • Registered by the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentist Board.
  • Have a valid retention certificate from Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentist Board.
  • Have at least five (5) years experience in the relevant field.

    8. Chief Officers

  • Public Works, Roads & Infrastructure JG “S” (1) Post
  • Trade, Industry & Cooperative Development JG “S” (1) Post
  • Terms of Service, Contract/PP/Transfer of Service.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Shall be the Accounting and Authorized officer in respect to the exercise of delegated powers and shall be responsible to the respective County Executive Member.
  • Shall implement policies and Development plans.
  • Shall Formulate and implement Effective programs aligned to Vision 2030, County (ies) Integrated development plan, Siaya County Government Strategic Plan and Sector goals.
  • Shall provide leadership in developing and implementing Strategic plans for their line Ministries/Departments.
  • Shall promote National values and Principles of the county public service as enshrined in chapters 10 and 232 of the Constitution of Kenya 2010

    Requirements for appointments.

  • Be a Kenyan Citizen.
  • Be a holder of a bachelors’ degree from a University recognized in Kenya.
  • Satisfy the requirements of chapter 6 (Six) of the constitution of Kenya 2010.
  • A masters degree will be an added advantage.
  • Have knowledge and experience of not less than 10 (ten) years in the specific portfolio, with at least three years of the same in Management/Administration.

    Women are encouraged to apply.

    How to Apply

    All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply indicating , the post applied for, the county and ward of origin/residence.

    All academic and professional testimonial copies including clearances from bodies such as; HELB, CRB, CID, EACC and other professional bodies should be attached.

    Physical applications should be posted to or dropped clearly marked the position applied for at County Public Service Board Offices, Ardhi House in Bondo Sub-County on or before 4th November, 2014.

    The envelopes should be sealed and clearly marked for the post applied for:

    Applications should be addressed to

    Ismael Noo, Interim Secretary,
    P.O.Box 803, 40600, Siaya
    Email: infopsb@siaya.go.ke


    Plan International Jobs in Nairobi Kenya

    Purpose:

    Working in 50 developing countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas, Plan’s stated Global Strategic Goal (2011-15) is to reach as many children as possible, particularly those who are excluded or marginalised, with high-quality programmes that deliver long-lasting benefits.

    Plan aims to achieve this goal by working in partnership with others and through high performing teams whose behaviours reflect the corporate values.

    The latest Country Strategic Plan (CSP) for Kenya has been approved for the period 2011 – 2015.

    Currently, the country program reaches over 1,000,000 children supported in seven Programme Units (PUs) and an urban program.

    It has a country annual budget turnover of near 18 million Euros, a growing team of 300 full time staff, a caseload of 68,164 sponsored children and a large grants portfolio from bilateral and multilateral donors including the European Union and CIDA with great potential and future plans to engage global fund, USAID and others.

    1. Position: Deputy Country Director

    Grade: F

    Department & Location: Plan Kenya

    The Deputy Country Director is responsible for leading, managing, and supporting all Programmes, Sponsorship, Business Development Technical Team Monitoring and Evaluation, and Urban Program teams in order to ensure delivery of quality and integrated programming in line with the organizational standards, frameworks, and procedures.

    The Deputy Country Director is managed directly by the Country Director and will at times be required to take on the responsibilities of the Country Director position in his/her absence.

    Reports to: Country Director (CD)

    Dimensions of the Role

  • The Deputy Country Director is a member of the Core Country Management Team along with other country managers and is expected to contribute to Plan’s understanding and strategic direction in the country.
  • He or she deputises for CD on CMT which draws membership from CD, DCD and 5 departmental managers
  • The Deputy Country Director supervise Senior Programme Implementation and Quality Manager, Business Development Manager, Communications Manager, Sponsorship
  • Manager, Monitoring and Evaluation Manager and Team Leader Programme Technical support
  • The Deputy Country Director reports regularly to the CD on the management of all risks associated with programme delivery including budget, people management, and legal compliance.
  • The Deputy Country Director oversees implementation of the overall programme development.
  • Has responsibility for organizational compliance and cost effectiveness in line with organisational policies, procedures
  • Facilitate engagement of other leaders with the Country Strategic Plan to ensure maximum understanding and operationalisation of agreed strategies.
  • The Deputy Country Director oversees the preparation, consolidation, and analysis of collated country and PUs budgets for submission to the regional office annually.
  • Monitor programme performance and budget utilization and advise on corrective measures
  • Upon delegation of the Country Director, the Deputy Country Director may approve all commitments, contracts, grants, leases, disbursements, and transfers to third parties up to €200,000.
  • The role is expected to participate in various Humanitarian Networks in Kenya including the UN and other local, regional, and international fora both in Kenya and outside.
  • Builds relationships with NOs to increase and preserve Kenya’s assignment levels and sponsorship assignments.

    Typical Responsibilities - Key End Results of Position

    Team development and people management

  • Team building and maintenance: establish, agree, communicate and monitor standard of performance and behaviours for the above listed departments/operational units.
  • Team ToR, objectives, and key performance indicators (KPI’s) are agreed annually, and monitored and updated quarterly
  • Individual development and performance management: manage and develop the performance of the operations support teams across the country to ensure delivery of quality support and services.
  • This includes agree, monitor and evaluate individual accountability and personal development plans as per Plan’s performance management policy and process.
  • Strategic planning, reporting and support to programmes delivery
  • Strategic planning: contribute to the strategic development and management of the country in particular by reviewing and commenting on the draft Country Strategic
  • Plan (CSP) and the Programme Unit Long Term Plans (PULTP)
  • Support to programmes: Oversee the planning and delivery of all general services and logistical requirements of program work in line with established procedures e.g.: procurements, storage, transportation and distribution;
  • Reporting: coordinate the reporting process, in particular quarterly and annual reports, to the RO including timely submission of all required reports and implementation of follow-up actions and recommendations.

    Resources- Sponsorship and Other Budgeting:

  • Guides the country team in Resource allocation decisions particularly Sponsorship allocations to the PUs in line with country priorities and needs.
  • Designs measure to ensure integration of Sponsorship and programmes incl Grants for effectiveness and maximisation of impact to communities.
  • Develops actions for implementation of organisation Sponsorship procedures and policies.
  • Puts in effective mechanisms to address risks and issues affecting performance in both deliveries of Sponsorship productions in the country.
  • Signs off the Sponsorship programme overview and update reports.
  • Builds relationships with NOs for furtherance of sponsorship enrolmement and assignments
  • Oversees the coordination of the preparation, consolidation, analysis and submission of country and PUs budgets to the regional office (RO) as per field budget instructions and guidelines;

    Compliance and management of risks

  • Policies and procedures: coordinates with relevant heads of Department/Section so that systems and processes are in place to comply with Plan global policies, standards and procedures and legal requirements in the areas of finance, people & culture, administration & logistics, ICT, security
  • Child Protection: ensure the compliance and coherence of Plan’s Child Protection Policy at all times to safeguard and protect children from all forms of abuse;
  • Risk Management: Ensure systems and processes are in place to identify and manage risks including developing, updating and submitting countrywide risk register to the RO in line with the Global Risk Management policy, and ensuring that risks are adequately identified, assessed, mitigated and reported on through risk registers at all levels in the country.
  • Health and Safety: oversees the development and implementation of health and safety standards in compliance with the host country laws and Plan’s global health and safety policy;
  • Loss and Incident reporting: report timely and consistently all losses and incidents, including updates, to the International Headquarters (IH) and the RO;
  • Legal and regulatory: oversees the review of agreements and contracts and ensure compliance with the host country laws and regulation, ensure the interface with the legal advisors, timely report all potential legal cases to legal advisors and to the RO and to IH as relevant;

    Procedures, process and applications support

  • Applications and systems support: oversees the in-country rollout of corporate systems and applications
  • Global and regional policies and procedures: oversee the rollout of global and regional policies and ensure compliance to standard procedures
  • In-country policies and procedures: oversees the development and implementation of up-to-date financial and administrative systems, policies, procedures and guidelines to support in-country operations and ensure compliance of Plan’s global standards and donor requirements.

    Other responsibilities

    Liaison with stakeholders:

  • liaise with and communicates with government bodies, donors, United Nations and local and international agencies stakeholders – as required and directed by the Country Director.

  • Dealing with Problems

  • Ability to quickly understand and assimilate the complexity of Plan’s business model, systems and procedures, organisational structures and decision-making processes;
  • Capable to work in a matrix management setup and to work collaboratively with functional leads at different levels
  • Good understanding of people management, financial and admin systems and standards and be able to propose appropriate solutions to achieve efficiency and effectiveness;
  • Good understanding of Security/emergency management to ensure staff safety, minimize risks and maintain business continuity;
  • Ability to provide support to program units and the country office staff to address internal child protection issues and other incidents;
  • Ability to identify critical and systemic risks and take timely and appropriate actions.

    Communications and Working Relationships

    Internal

  • Country Management Team members
  • Other Deputy Country Directors in the Region
  • Deputy RD-Operations Support
  • Functional departments Heads at CO Global Assurance Manager and Team
  • Legal Counsel in the International Headquarters.

    External

  • National and Local authorities especially relevant ministers in the country e.g. labour department, Ministry of Finance etc.

  • Partners organisations

  • Other INGO deputies and functional managers Legal Advisors in country;
  • Security Associations and Networks
  • Knowledge, Skills, and Behaviours required to achieve role’s objectives Knowledge

  • Demonstrable knowledge as a result of education, training or practical experience on the key debates in development, particularly around child rights;
  • Practical knowledge of operations support for development and emergency response
  • General knowledge of, administrative, and business management matters;
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), e-mail and the internet;
  • Strong knowledge of the requirements of donors’ compliance and grants management;
  • Fluency in English both spoken and written;
  • Knowledge of the host country, the geopolitical factors affecting child-poverty in the country as well as the political, social and economic opportunities for development are an advantage.
  • Leadership Skills and Behaviours demonstrated from experience

    Striving for high performance:

  • Achieves clarity and accountability among whole team of their individual and collective objectives;
  • Organises work clearly and effectively within the team;
  • Deals with poor performers by either improving their contribution or managing their exit, if appropriate.

    Strategic thinking and innovation:

  • Creates strong strategic direction for own part of organisation in wider Plan context;
  • Major contributor to direction in the management team of which they are a member;
  • Flexible in responding to new demands presented in emergency situations.

    Decision making and risk management:

  • Can address complex problems in a balanced way;
  • Good judgment in decision-making, making best use of available information;
  • Willing to make difficult or unpopular decisions and stand by them.

    Influence and communication:

  • Uses the potential of varied cultures to reach solutions;
  • Excellent listener who understands and shows sensitivity to the views of others;
  • Forms good relationships quickly with wide range of people, including those in positions of power and who have different views/ interests;
  • Represents Plan effectively with senior people in external stakeholder organisations;
  • Understands external and internal politics and able to navigate these;
  • Communicates with clarity and passion both 1-1 and with large groups;
  • Effective negotiator in complex situations;
  • Assertive without being aggressive.

    Building effective teams and partnerships:

  • Creates a highly motivated team with a unified purpose;
  • Modifies own view to get best outcome for organisation;
  • Contributes effectively to work of other functions/ units and to management team as a whole
  • Able to build partnerships and improve relationships;
  • Resolves conflict effectively in own team or across boundaries.

    Developing people:

  • Continuously uses both 1-1 and team situations to develop others;
  • Organises work to give others development opportunities;
  • Adapts style to suit the needs of a wide variety of people;
  • Deals effectively with mistakes and re-motivates those involved.

    Self-awareness and resilience:

  • Aware of own strengths, weaknesses and pro-active in using feedback and self-development
  • Aware of impact on others and uses impact to create positive climate at work
  • Aware of own emotional reactions and able to manage them
  • Manages own workload effectively and manages stress without harm to self or others
  • Positive about change and able to cope well with ambiguity and support others in doing so

    Physical Environment:

  • Based in the country office located in Nairobi with extensive and regular local travel as well as some international travel

  • Ability to travel to remote areas,

  • Current security level for Kenya is low.

  • Level of Contact with Children: Mid contact - Occasional interaction with children

    2. Position: Program Unit Manager

    Grade: D2

    Department & Location: Programs and Operations (Field based) - Based in Coast or Nyanza Region

    Reports To: Operations Manager

    Dimensions of Role:

    Overall managerial accountability for Program Unit performance and impact including safety and security, correct application of Plan Kenya policies and procedures, HR, programme and all aspects of programme support.

    Ensure that strategic objectives for the Plan national office and Program Unit are achieved through high quality programming.

    Finance, Compliance and Risk Management:

  • The incumbent will have oversight of the Program Unit’s budgets and be the primary budget holder for several allocated budgets to levels set by the executive management team, which can be varied at any time.
  • S/he will approve local purchases and procurement processes; track monthly donor and sponsorship activity budgets and report on any variances to relevant project/program managers and the Country Office finance manager.
  • The incumbent is also responsible for the organizational assets/resources assigned to the Program Unit.
  • Tracking Program Unit budget to ensure efficiency, timely and quality program investments
  • Ensure existence and compliance of controls for risk reduction and management
  • Ensure Program Unit complies with Plan’s corporate governance systems and procedures as well as government laws/regulations as relates to operations of NGO/Civil Societies
  • Leading audit management responses and corrective action plans.

    Administration and Logistics:

  • Ensure timely procurement of goods and services at the Program Unit level. Lead and advise on the appointment of the Program Unit procurement committee members, ensure their induction and performance at all times.
  • Performance manage the work of the committee to ensure timely delivery of the procurement services entrusted to them.
  • Coordinate with the Administration manager at the Kenya Country Office (KCO) level to ensure availability of credible supplier database at all times.
  • Coordinate with the procurement coordinator and KCO administration and Logistics manager for the development of supplier performance management tools.
  • Ensure PU suppliers are frequently performance managed.
  • Monitor to ensure compliance with the Plan and donor procurement and Logistics procedures.
  • Ensure Program Unit resources such as assets are properly managed and accounted for following the laid down procedures at all times. Advise on the Program
  • Unit asset disposal and liaise with Administration Manager for disposal support
  • Collaborate closely with the Operations Manager and Admin manager for procurement support and guidance.
  • Provide oversight for the development and implementation of the PU procurement plans.
  • Put mechanism in place for the frequent review of the procurement plans and ensure the plans effectively support the PU procurement processes.

    Human Resources:

  • S/he will supervise approximately 6-7 staff directly, and 30-35 (dependent of budget) staff indirectly.
  • S/he has a delegated authority as defined by Plan’s duty matrix.
  • Facilitate team building and cohesion and ensure all staff are clear on their individual contribution to the overall program goal
  • Manage staff performance and deal with any unsatisfactory performance proactively
  • Ensure all staff have updated JDs at all times and the right people are in the right places
  • Provide mentorship and coaching and foster career development.

    Sponsorship:

  • Timely management oversight of all sponsorship processes according to guidelines and regulations
  • Ensure timely and well managed sponsorship production and communication processes at the Program Unit level
  • Actively support key Program Unit sponsorship staff to ensure high quality and timely products

  • Ensure all sponsorship programmes are relevant to the communities and children

    Leadership and Representation:

  • Provide visionary leadership, coaching for results and support to the Program Unit teams/members in the management of programs, financial resources, individual staff development and in the management of their performance
  • Lead relationships and represent the Program Unit with all County government authorities and departments and establish and maintain strong networks and partnerships at sub-county and county levels to ensure Plan’s profile is held in high esteem
  • Champion and facilitate change initiatives to enable organizational effectiveness and efficiency
  • Lead and support Plan’s advocacy efforts and initiatives at the county and sub-county level
  • Plan and provide oversight for all visitors to the Program Unit and area of operations

  • Champion modeling and innovation in order to scale up successful interventions

    Programme:

  • Provide input into quality proposal designs, concepts, reports and all documentation required and ensure timely submission of requests and finalized county and sub-county reports
  • Ensure timely and effective implementation of the Program Unit programs according to approved project outlines, donor contracts and approved monthly activity and budget plans.
  • Work with senior management to ensure adequate resource mobilization, appropriate allocation and management
  • Provides leadership to Program Unit staff and communities in planning for and responding to emergencies and disaster
  • Ensure all staff are familiar and understand Plan rights based approaches and conceptual and actual objectives of all interventions and initiatives
  • Ensure correct and appropriate branding and media coverage at all times in programming, while working in contact with the Communications Manager and other relevant senior staff.

    Security:

  • Develop in association with the Operations Manager and execute all security plans and proactively manage mitigation measures
  • Ensure the safety and security of Plan staff and assets within the Program Unit at all times.
  • Contribute to the development, revision and update of the Plan-Kenya security procedures and guidelines.
  • Security management

    Dealing with Problems:

  • Managing a diverse number of staff with their various job roles and the conflicts arising therein.
  • Managing community/staff conflicts
  • Managing community/Plan Policy problems
  • Managing inter I(NGO)s/civil society challenges
  • Negotiating with government and partners/collaborators to ensure smooth program implementation and PU operations
  • Managing staff performance, attitudes and behaviours
  • Ensuring management of quality, compliant and timely Program and Grant performance (including managing different donor requirements)
  • Managing the inherent risks associated with procurement and finance management

    Communications and Working Relationships:

  • The incumbent is expected to maintain a high level of intra and external communication/contact at the County and sub county level.
  • This is to facilitate the implementation of all Plan Kenya programmes, sponsorship initiatives, and campaigns appropriately and with local buy-in.
  • A medium level of external communication with the INGO/LNGO, CBOs partners in the county.
  • A low level of internal communication with Plan National Offices (programs, sponsorship, exclusion or the regular communications)
  • Facilitate and provide high quality communication materials as requested

    Knowledge, Skills, Behaviors, and Experience Required to Achieve Role’s Objectives:

    Behaviours:

  • Giving Direction – Builds confidence persuades and influences others towards a point of view or a course of action.
  • Nurturing & developing others - motivates, coaches and manages both program and administrative/program support teams
  • Strives for high performance & improvement - Promotes high performance by all staff by giving direction, motivating, monitoring results, recognizes good performance and addresses poor performance.
  • Teamwork – positively promotes team effort through shared successes and participatory management and decision making.
  • Positive Disposition – Builds relationships and related to people in a friendly, open and accepting manner.
  • Integrity – acts with high degree of integrity and professionalism.
  • Appreciates and promotes cultural diversity, innovation and learning Communicates clearly and effectively

    Skills and personal attributes:

  • Excellent grasp of programming concepts
  • Strong analytical skills (including thorough understanding of M&E)
  • Demonstrated high level skills in representation, influencing, written and oral communications
  • Excellent organisational and coordination skills
  • Management of intra and interpersonal conflict skills
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Responsive, pro-active and able to multi-task

    Education Qualification & Experience:

  • A Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in business administration and/or development studies or a related field. Master’s degree in above an advantage.
  • At least 5 years’ experience in a management position in development work with experience in rights based programming and community development.
  • Experience in partnership building, advocacy and networking with government, INGOs and CBOs;
  • Experience in program design, budgeting and budget management.
  • Sound experience in people management, negotiation and planning.
  • Experience in financial management and interpretation of financial reports.
  • Good understanding and management of Logistics and Procurement management function and contracts.
  • Level of Contact with Children:High level - Frequent interaction with children with frequent visits to the field to support program implementation

    3. Position: Project Manager – Wash and Public Health

    Department & Location: Based in Nairobi - (Four years fixed term contract)

    Dimensions of Role:

    The job role includes Child Protection responsibilities during the implementation of the project as per the Child Protection Policy at the Programme Unit.

    The incumbent is responsible for the development and execution of the assigned projects work plans as per the approved activity plan for his/her area of responsibility.

    S/he is also responsible for contribution to designing, implementing, monitoring and reporting on the progress of the respective projects activities.

    The incumbent will be reporting to the Program Manager (General) on a day to day basis who has oversight of the respective programs.

    Key Responsibilities - Key End Results of Position:

    Mobilisation and Participatory Planning:

  • In close collaboration with the Urban Program and PU staff, he/she will be responsible for the day to day Management Public Health sector of the organization and of Staff and the two Projects operations, and will be in charge of coordination of the Projects activities, ensuring smooth project implementation.
  • And will apply appropriate strategies to sustain mobilization, interest and commitment of local stakeholders to promote the two Projects Objectives (CLTS Research and Pan Africa CLTS Projects).
  • Informed by the analysis and the project outline, facilitate systematic participatory development of implementation plans with clear objectives, tangible deliverables, timelines and support the various teams and structures to rollout the activity plans.
  • Ensure that identification, analysis and management of the child protection policy related risks are included in the regular project risk management processes at all stages of the project cycle
  • Coordinate planning and implementation with Plan Kenya sister projects at the PU, other development actors in the area to enhance synergies and accountability while precluding duplication and competition.

    Project Development and Implementation:

  • Set up and maintain an appropriate information management system for the projects while ensuring it is aligned with GOK Health Management Information System including work with the various implementation partners.
  • Support the field staff to facilitate the design, work planning and management of the project.
  • Ensure that project staff, partner agencies and local leaders deliver respective activities
  • Ensure Project staff participation in the project planning, implementation and monitoring including consultations with children be incorporated into project activity design.
  • Ensure that the monthly activities and budget plans are implemented as per approved breakdown and that all activities are on track with appropriate scheduling, quality and timelines
  • Work with relevant staff to ensure all logistics and procurement at a local level including events management are in conformity with Plan and donor policies, procedures and standards
  • Facilitate access of relevant and accurate information on advocacy within the
  • Projects and ensure other relevant information is accessible across all levels within and outside the organization.
  • Ensure that gender considerations are appropriately defined and incorporated across all phases of design, implementation and reporting.

    Monitoring, Evaluation and Documentation:

  • Initiate and finalize the development of data collection tools and facilitate data collection when necessary for the project to support timely Monitoring, Evaluation and Research (MER) activities
  • Ensure that all the reviews, studies, researches and the evaluations planned for the project are implemented to support the two Projects project
  • Contribute to the collection and documentation of best practices and lessons learnt from the program implementation and to disseminate results to local stakeholders according to the Plan International USA, UNC and Netherlands guidelines.
  • Responsible for updating Plan’s Programs and Project Module (PPM/PALS) to ensure it is up to date at all times and supports in MER activities for the project.
  • As outlined in the project M&E framework, he/she will contribute to design and rollout of the project baseline, midterm and end-line studies, other focused surveys and routine monitoring and facilitate the dissemination of findings from such studies/monitoring to the relevant audience.
  • He/she will be in charge of M&E process, will be tracking project progress and capturing key learning and reporting back to the project.
  • In collaboration with the Project Manager, use baseline findings for benchmarking the project/setting targets and regularly incorporate feedback and other monitoring observations to implementation to enhance effectiveness.
  • Effectively document progress with respect to implementation methodologies, effects and outcomes of intervention activities to generate evidence for reporting, decision making, policy advocacy, up-scaling best practices and lessons to be drawn from the project.
  • Facilitate reflective sessions with the Youth children, community and all other project partners and stakeholders to keep all parties appraised on implementation progress, emerging challenges, opportunities, effectiveness of design, monitoring and implementation processes and seek their feedback and input into the project.

    Reporting and Documentation:

  • From the outset, familiarize self with various reporting formats, information needs and schedules and ensure evidence based quality reporting.
  • Ensure timely reporting according to the donor and Plan International USA and Netherlands guidelines and procedures.
  • Regularly gather data and other information relevant for reporting
  • Submit regular/scheduled complete, accurate and timely consolidated interim reports that conform to prescribed formats and other parameters from Plan and the donor.
  • Contribute to documentation and sharing of best practices with stakeholders as appropriate.
  • Facilitate coordinated joint reflection meetings/sessions at PU and Urban level ( and with partners)
  • Ensure budget burn rate remain consistent with the reports submitted and provide brief explanations as appropriate for discrepancies.

    Capacity Building Trainings:

  • Contribute to the design of simplified appropriate capacity and gaps assessment tools on systems, knowledge, attitudes and practices within the local context with respect to application of the law on good governance and human rights in general
  • Using analyzed information, give input to the development of appropriate criterion to select training participants and champions for various interventions as outlined in the project design document approved by the donor and the project DIP/GAD.
  • Adapt existing guidelines to the local context to facilitate operationalization of the project objectives
  • In close collaboration with the Projects Officers and other stakeholders, participate in the development and rollout of appropriate CLTS training curriculum customized to project needs based on locally identified gaps.
  • Work with the various project implementation teams to support initiatives to cascade the capacity trainings to target groups to enhance efforts to enhance citizen participation in planning for Open Governance and Accountability at county level.
  • Follow-up to assess effectiveness of delivered CLTS trainings and provide remedial refresher trainings to enhance assimilation and application of the new knowledge.

    Stakeholder Relationship Management:

  • Through collaborative approaches, engage various project implementation teams relevant to the two Projects to develop appropriate TORs for the respective groups, ensuring their input is considered and incorporated
  • Facilitate use of inclusive processes in scheduling project implementation activities sensitive to the local calendars and seasonality of activities
  • Ensure clarity on roles, responsibilities, deliverables and timelines for the same for each actor.
  • Effectively participate in planning, progress review and coordination meetings with stakeholders, sharing updates, future plans, resource limitations to manage expectations, engage actors in identifying and addressing challenges, etc.
  • Ensure coordinated implementation of work plans and act as the two projects accounting officer.
  • Respect cultural sensitivities to sustain harmonious relations with stakeholders and communities at large.

    Problem Solving:

  • Managing community conflicts
  • Managing community, Gok/other partners and Plan Policy conflicts
  • Maintain good working relationships with other Civil Society Organisations (CSOs)
  • Managing community attitude towards Plan implementation strategy
  • Managing donor verses implementation partner timelines and reports
  • Communications and Working Relationships:
  • Incumbent expected to maintain a high level of external communication/contact at the community, District and County levels to facilitate appropriate project implementation
  • Medium level external communication with the INGO, LNGO, CBOs partners in the county
  • Medium level external interface with Plan National Office (NOs) sponsorship communications
  • Knowledge, Skills, Behaviors, and Experience Required to Achieve Role’s Objectives:

    Educational Qualifications, Knowledge & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related technical or management discipline (Environmental Sanitation, Public Health or other relevant degree with specialization in rural/urban/water supply, sanitation and hygiene service provision)
  • At least 3 years’ experience in program planning, monitoring, evaluation and research position
  • At least 3 years working with International NGOs and managing a donor funded project
  • Strong Knowledge of community development
  • Conversant with child rights issues
  • Experience in grants management, proposal development insights and resource mobilization
  • Experience with Ministry of Health MOH /and collaboration with GOK, county governments and other actors including the private sector are a critical requirement
  • High level of integrity, values, ethics and attitudes that align with principles of Plan’s Child Protection Policy

    Key Skills Specific to the Post:

  • 3 years’ experience in rural development with a focus on community led CLTS approaches, water resource
  • Management, sanitation, and health and hygiene promotion.
  • Knowledge of maternal, neonatal and child health and the health sector is an added advantage.
  • Excellent communication, negotiation and interpersonal skills.
  • In-depth knowledge of the project cycle, project planning, management, research, monitoring and Evaluation.
  • Good knowledge of research using quantitative and qualitative principles.
  • Proficient in Microsoft applications and use of relevant software and other applications, e.g. word Processing, spreadsheet, database, Internet.
  • Good knowledge of data management software (SPSS, Word, Excel)
  • Good report writing skills
  • Driving experience with valid driving license
  • Skills in managing project implementation and monitoring is critical
  • Strong advocacy skills for the governance/Child Protection and human rights issues
  • Skills on delivery of rights and governance responsibilities
  • Strong report writing skills
  • Community facilitation, networking, partnership development and management skills
  • Fundraising and resource mobilization skills
  • Good communication, negotiation and advocacy skills
  • Good interpersonal, relationship and teamwork spirit
  • Conflict detection, analysis and management skills
  • Physical Environment and Demands: Nairobi based.
  • Frequent travel (70%) in field monitoring/implementation in designated PU area of operation.

    The operating environment is characterized by conditions that may make it difficult to access the communities.

    The incumbent will use the motorbike as the primary mode of transport for the frequent visits to the Field sites, guided by the fleet policy.

    Level of Contact with Children: High level -Frequent interaction with children

    Plan Kenya is a development organization uniting people to advance the rights of all children.

    Accordingly, employment is subject to our child protection standards including appropriate background checks and adherence to our Child Protection Policy.

    4. Position: Senior Logistics and Procurement Coordinator

    Department & Location: Operations- KCO

    Reports to: Country Logistics and Administration Manager

    Dimensions of Role:

    The Senior Logistics and Procurement Coordinator will report to the Country Logistics and Administration Manager.

    The post holder will be fully in charge of the Country Office procurement and supply chain management.

    Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

  • To implement and monitor logistics systems, in accordance with Plan Kenya policies and procedures.
  • To receive all procurements and supply requisitions from the KCO and Programme Units and ensure they are all endorsed prior to processing for procurement purposes.
  • Request for offers and quotations and prepare the necessary BIDs analysis
  • Provide technical guidance to the requesters on offers received and best services to be procured taking cognizance of value for money, specifications and quality issues
  • Prepare Purchase orders/contracts and ensure all approvals are obtained, purchase orders delivered to the relevant suppliers and acknowledgement received.
  • Follow up with suppliers and ensure goods and services are delivered as agreed.
  • Liaise with the Requesters to ensure goods and services requested are received and the necessary documentation satisfactorily done (goods received notes/invoices)
  • Follow- up and ensure timely delivery of requested supplies and materials and keep the concerned project staff informed on the status of the delivery. Conduct first review of vendor invoices to ensure compliance with the order submitted
  • Assist in ensuring timely submission of all financial documents to the finance department by the stipulated date;
  • Assist in the preparations of all the necessary financial documents e.g. local purchase orders (LPOs), payment requests, purchase requisition form requests and follows up to ensure the necessary approvals are effected in a timely manner.
  • Follow up with the Finance department to ensure Suppliers/service providers’ payments are done in a timely manner.
  • To receive and address any complaints from service providers and requesters or refer then to the right offices to timely redress.
  • Timely update and correctly enter all related data of purchases into PRISM;
  • Makes sure all purchased assets are properly recorded into PRISM;
  • Keep proper filling system for all procurement documents;
  • Experience SAP P2P (Procure to Pay) Procurement process cycle. SCM / SRM experience in SRM Logistics & Procurement: With the focus on procurement processes from the KCO to Hubs Support will be added advantage.
  • Exposure on enabling elements relevant for SAP & Logistics & procurement organizational structures, master data, planning using MRP and/or APO and enabling technologies also will be added advantage.
  • Analyze monthly spend reports to identify trends and opportunities for further cost reductions.

    Other:

    Process Areas:

  • Procurement Planning (MRP), Procurement Processing, Inventory Management, Transportation Planning, Transportation Cost Management, Contract Management, Spend
  • Analysis, Supplier Evaluation, Self Service Procurement, Plan Driven Procurement, Spend Analysis, Content Management (Master Data), Invoice Management, Service procurement.
  • Provide capacity building to the staff under his/her department, while providing support to hub based Procurement Coordinators upon request by the Supervisor.
  • To carry out other logistics and procurement tasks as directed by the Country Logistics and Administration Manager.
  • Promotes and abides by Plan policies and procedures including but not limited to: Gender equality mainstreaming, Child Protection Policy; Code of Conduct and the related mandatory reporting responsibilities.

    Dealing with Problems:

    The position is interlinked with both external customers and internal customers thus positioning the function as the business agent which is actually faced with many challenges starting from inadequate specifications to bad quality service/goods deliveries. The post holder has to be proactive, demonstrate the ability to solve problems and apply the best supply chain management judgment within the scope of business.

    Communications and Working Relationships:

    For both the community and the organization to realize the efficient service delivery, the post holder has to have a good working relationship with suppliers. The post holder will be required to maintain working relationship with Country Logistics and Administration Manager, Procurement Coordinators, PUM, program and support staff, and Finance staff.

    Knowledge, Skills, Behaviors, and Experience Required to Achieve Role’s Objectives:

    Qualifications, Knowledge and Experience

  • Degree in procurement and supplies management, Business Management or relevant training in Logistics procedures and systems
  • Minimum of 5 years’ proven experience in procurement and supply chain management
  • Relevant work experience with other NGOs, UN agencies or government departments
  • Demonstrated ability to use latest MS Office applications.
  • Thorough understanding of Procurement and Logistics policies, rules and regulations;
  • Experience on VAT exemptions procedures and Knowledge on Government requirements on duty exemptions;
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain integrity in performing responsibilities assigned;
  • Ability to pay close attention to details, take initiative and work with minimal supervision;
  • Knowledge of SAP operations will be an added advantage.
  • Exposure using P2P SAP Processes and logistics management.

    Skills Specific to the Post

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Negotiation skills
  • Cost analysis
  • Attention to details and good numeric accuracy
  • Strong Planning and organizational skills
  • Computer skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Good interpersonal and ability to work in a team
  • Reporting and ability to keep accurate record
  • Ability to work under pressure and to deadlines
  • Flexible

    Key Behaviours

  • Communicates clearly and effectively
  • Acts with high degree of integrity and professionalism. Committed, honest and sincere
  • Proactive
  • Accurate and punctual
  • Keeps other team members regularly updated
  • Physical Environment and Demands:Typical office environment with field visits demands.

  • Level of Contact with Children: Low contact - No contact or very low frequency of interaction

    5. Position: Project Manager - Adolescent Girls Initiative Kenya Project (AGI-K)

    Grade: D1

    Department & Location: Programs

    Reports to: Programme Manager - Education

    Dimensions of Role:

    The Project Manager will report to the Programme Manager-Education.

    S/he supervises two (2) Project Officers, and One M&E Coordinator in Nairobi on the project team and has oversight of all other contributing staff on this project. S/he will uphold Plan Core Values, promote mission and vision, programme principals (transparency, gender equity and diversity), to enhance programme impact. Ensure modelling of Plan’s values among all project staff.

    Typical Responsibilities - Key End Results of Position:

    Key Result Areas:

  • Planning and implementation of project activities, oversees programme alignment to government requirements, compliance with design methodologies and approaches.
  • Monitoring progress and quality in concert with M&E team
  • Project and budget management; monitors expenditure against approved budget and revisits plans to ensure budget performance is in-line with regulations as well as expected deliverables
  • Ensures compliance with donor rules and regulations
  • Ensures implementation of AGI-K program is inline with the research protocols
  • Team personnel management and coordination with urban programme staff, ensuring welfare, contract, compliance, performance
  • Timely preparation and submission of accurate reports Smooth / efficient project performance and effective management of and communication with project team.
  • Contribution to proposal development inclusive of evidence-base/learning within project, technical expertise, field-based data collection for design, communication/liaison with relevant stakeholders/partners.
  • Provide timely feedback to the management team on a monthly basis for effective budget management and updated plans to fast track activities where necessary
  • Work in close collaboration and coordination with Population Council and other AGI-K partners:

    Oversee & Coordinate Project Implementation (40%)

  • Ensure that urban interventions are planned and implemented for maximum impact, synergy and cost effectiveness.
  • Establish targets by interventions and thematic areas
  • Ensure compliance with established targets and quality of project outputs.
  • Ensure proper management of project database, records, files
  • Ensure implementation is inline with the research design prescribed by overall AGI-K project managers
  • Oversee any contractual partner deliverables and ensure deliverables are met in timely manner and with high quality.
  • Serve as the main point of communication for implementing partners on her/his project in close collaboration with Finance.
  • Submit accurate project reports on time according to plan internal and donor regulations.
  • Maintain regular contact with counterparts at Population Council and Save the Children working on AGI-K
  • Attend relevant cluster coordination meetings including Population Council meetings

    Manage Project Resources (20%)

  • Prepare a breakdown/s of project budget by interventions and activities
  • Monitor expenditures by interventions and ensure compliance with approved budget.
  • Review expenditure reports on a monthly basis.
  • Ensure timely budget adjustments and revisions in compliance with donor regulations.
  • Ensure compliance with plan internal and donor policies, contracts, and agreements.
  • Take advantage of the other Plan Kenya urban programmes and exploit opportunities and for synergies without jeopardizing the research design

    Build and maintain stakeholder relations (10%)

  • Create awareness on project design and research outcomes with relevant Plan staff, and ensure that they sensitize county and sub-county level government authorities about project activities, beneficiary selection criteria and policy and procedure of project implementation.
  • Take advantage of Plan Kenya’s relations with Government institutions like the gender and FGM boards to promote gender.
  • Ensure that project strategies are timely shared with all stakeholders.
  • Promote effective working relations with county and sub-county stakeholders Liaise with donor desk officer and National Office (UNO) programme staff. Motivate the communities and local government officials to contribute and participate in implementation of project activities.
  • Attend periodical project-related meetings in the area of operations and brief supervisor.
  • Coordinate with other NGOs, UN/donor agencies, and private sector players working within the operational areas to avoid duplication of efforts that could potentially jeopardize the result.
  • Coordinate with other project managers and other internal stakeholders on resource allocation/mobilization and information and ensure that appropriate synergies with others are achieved as it relates to implementation of multiple projects in the same districts.
  • Coordinate the Kibera level External Advisory Committee (EAC) in consultation with Population Council and project TOR documents

    Human Resources Management (10%)

  • Ensure that project staffs know and execute on their roles and responsibilities.
  • Communicate /share work plans with all players.
  • Conduct staff performance appraisals regularly.
  • Coach and mentor direct reports to enhance their skills for current and higher positions.
  • Conduct training for project staff in overall project objectives, implementation strategy, reporting system and internal controls, inter alia.
  • Ensure that staff welfare issues are communicated through appropriate HR and management structures as well as back to/with staff.
  • Handle grievances and participate in disciplinary hearings as relevant.
  • Design, Monitoring & Evaluation and Reporting (20%)
  • Establish proper collection of monitoring data, consolidation and reporting mechanisms at project level.
  • All data collection must be well structured to represent gender considerations and in line with the expectations of the overall AGI-K project management.
  • Consolidate project reports and analyse outputs and aggregate as appropriate.
  • Review and analyse monitoring and evaluation data and recommend adjustments to design as needed.
  • Ensure that approved reports are disseminated among stakeholders
  • Work with the project staff to ensure utilization of all the recommendations from project reports/field visits.
  • Support design of new programmes based on evidence from project, context in the area of implementation and/or technical expertise.
  • Liaise with program team to ensure learning is available to the wider organization and outside as relevant.
  • Work with the project team and communication Manager to document project activities for improved documentation / knowledge management

    Specific Factors Decision Making

  • The incumbent makes both programmed and non-programmed decisions that include.
  • Work with project team on resource allocation within approved budget parameters.
  • Work with the team on project priorities within approved project work plan.
  • Work closely with HR department on the recruitment process of new project staff within approved project budget and work plan.
  • Work with the project team on what skills are required to execute project stages within approved project proposal.
  • Work with the project team on schedule for internal project field /monitoring visits and including locations for donor and stakeholder visits with appropriate approvals.
  • Pressure of Work
  • Regularly makes decisions on relationship, personnel and resource management.
  • Pressures related to high targets, complex programming environment and necessity of high quality deliverables exist.
  • Seasonality and other environmental conditions may at times affect work pressure and need to be mitigated.
  • Controls and Checks
  • Internal Purchase Request
  • Summary Bid analysis
  • Approve payment of transactions not exceeding delegated levels
  • Approve project expenses
  • Plan Operational and Child Protection Policy.
  • Procurement policy.
  • Work procedures and routines.
  • Consequences of error: Significant mismanagement exposes Plan to reputational risk as well as potential financial risk if resources are not used wisely.

  • Similarly, poor personnel management practices can lead to staff dissatisfaction and adversely affect performance.

    Knowledge, Skills, Behaviours, and Experience Required to Achieve Role’s Objectives:

    Educational Qualification & Experience

  • Advanced degree in social sciences; education or public health post graduate qualifications in a relevant professional discipline desirable.
  • 7 years relevant experience in community development/child protection/education/financial education/gender working with adolescence girls in an
  • Urban setting with minimum of 4 years at a supervisorial / managerial level.
  • Experience in working in adolescents in urban settings a must.
  • Experience working on interventions that were part of rigorous research studies preferred

    Knowledge

  • Thorough knowledge of programming processes, systems and principles, and the ability to provide leadership and support to staff working at community level.
  • Sound understanding of integrated development issues and critical analysis of child poverty
  • Knowledge of development issues, trends, challenges and opportunities and implications to community development
  • Demonstrated knowledge of strategic planning processes
  • Demonstrated capacity to implement a multi-thematic action research project.
  • Skills Specific to the Post
  • Analytical and conceptual skills
  • Interpersonal / Communication
  • Report writing
  • Results orientation
  • Good Leadership, Teamwork and Cooperation, Motivation and Innovation
  • Computer skills
  • Budget and Cost Control
  • Risk management
  • Monitoring and Evaluation skills.

    Research skills

  • Urban project design.
  • Experience in working with youth and adolescent.
  • Competencies
  • Believe in the potential of all people to succeed if given the right support and willingness to multi-task.
  • Ability to perform under stress, innovative, build relationships, coach and mentor, facilitate change, develop teams, initiate action, strategic decision making, planning and organizing.
  • Lead through vision and mission and a personal commitment to children’s development and protection.

    Leadership Attitudes and Behaviours

  • Supports learning in diverse teams
  • Positively promotes team effort and high performance by all staff through shared successes Acts with high degree of integrity and professionalism.
  • Relates to people in a friendly, open manner and engenders trust from other staff
  • Holds self and others to account to deliver on agreed goals and standards of behaviour
  • Dynamic, highly motivated and balances future vision with practical delivery
  • Can reach out and influence large groups of people
  • Remains calm and positive under pressure and in difficult situations
  • Promotes innovation and learning
  • Pleasant and polite attitude at all times; ability to reflect professional standards
  • Ability to act as part of multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary team.

    Internal Contacts:

  • Other Plan Project Managers and Program Managers
  • Technical Support
  • Designated Project Accountant
  • Finance, procurement, fleet, administration
  • Kenya Country Office M&E
  • Business Development Manager.

    External Contacts:

  • County/ Sub County Government, Administrators
  • Government Technical Departments/Line Ministries
  • Population Council – the prime organization for AGI-K and other AGI-K partner organizations
  • Other INGOs, local NGOs, UN agencies and organizations implementing in the same geographic areas, program sectors, et.al.
  • Donor desk officers responsible for project and other donors as relevant
  • Key stakeholders at community level

    Values: Commitment to Plan International Kenya’s values:

    Physical Environment and Demands: Ability to spend 40% of the time in the field.

    Level of Contact with Children: High contact - Occasional interaction with children

    The position will be based in the Country Office with frequent interaction with children (adolescent girls).

    6. Position: Program Implementation Officer (PIO)_Adolescent Girls Initiative Kenya (AGI-K) Project

    Grade: C1

    Department & Location: Nairobi Urban Programme

    Reports to: Project Manager AGI-K Work with the M&E Manager

    Dimensions of Role:

    The incumbent will report to the Project Manager.

    As part of the execution of their roles, Project Implementation Officers will be required to hold periodic meetings with relevant project stakeholders to ensure that their feedback and input are incorporated into the project implementation.

    PIO is the main community mobilizer and the day-to-day face in the field of Plan.

    The role will require liaison with other project teams to ensure synergy and integration of project interventions within the Nairobi Urban Programme.

    The incumbent will be accountable for the management of the project budgets.

    Key Responsibilities - Key End Results of Position:

    Project Design and Implementation:

  • Ensure that the project designs are technically sound, have a clear logic and a monitoring plan to track the implementation, incorporating relevant gender considerations.
  • Ensure that the monthly activities and budget plans are implemented as per approved budget and activity lines. Produce periodic tracking reports on the progress of the implementation.
  • Ensure that all the recommendations resulting from project visits/reports are executed.
  • Ensure all project related partners, government and other stakeholder relations are well maintained and also ensure that feedback and input from stakeholder fora are incorporated into the implementation of the project.
  • Work with relevant staff to ensure all logistics and procurement are done according to Plan and donor policies.
  • This will include the development of procurement plans.
  • Periodically review the project outline to ensure that implementation is on course and give regular explanations on the variances.
  • Ensure a successful closure of the project once it has been completed

    Documentation and Reporting:

  • Consolidate/write project reports in line with donor requirements and Plan standards and as requested by the Project Manager.
  • Work with the Communication Manager in documenting project achievements and lessons learnt.
  • Contribute to documentation and sharing of best practices with all stakeholders for the project outcomes
  • Facilitate and coordinate joint reflection sessions at County level (among partners).
  • Develop a mandatory project summary for the project.
  • This will be submitted together with the project outline and the project completion reports
  • All reporting must be segregated to depict progress and other issues around gender as guided by the Plan Kenya House Gender Framework

    Partnership Management:

  • Work closely with project partners/consortium members to ensure implementation of work plans and act as accounting officers to the project.
  • Be responsible for partnership scoping and keep good records of relevant partners in the areas of operation for possible collaboration and maximize on the use of resources and effort.
  • Engage the relevant county and national government institutions to garner support for Plan’s work.
  • This includes taking advantage of specific GOK and non-state institutions in sectors of gender, education, child protection MOH among others
  • Attend sector specific County Coordination meetings in the absence of the Project Manager.
  • Coordinate activities with other Plan Kenya Urban programmes

    Dealing with Problems:

  • Managing project related conflicts
  • Managing community/Plan Policy conflicts
  • Maintain good working relationships with other Civil Society Organisations (CSOs).
  • Negotiating with the respective government departments to ensure that work goes on.
  • Managing community attitude towards Plan implementation strategy.
  • Managing donor versus implementation partner timelines and reports

    Communications and Working Relationships:

  • Maintain a high level of external communication/contact within the project sites, County and Sub-County levels.
  • This is to facilitate the implementation of the project activities effectively.
  • A medium level of external communication with the INGO and high level of communication with LNGO, CBOs partners in the county.
  • Ensure consideration of necessary sensitivities in the urban slam settings where the project works

    Knowledge, Skills, Behaviors’, and Experience Required to Achieve Role’s Objectives:

    Educational Qualifications, Knowledge & Experience:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Arts, Social Sciences, Education or Development Studies.
  • At least 5 years’ experience in project management/coordination.
  • Strong Knowledge of community development with focus on adolescent girls.
  • Conversant with child rights issues.
  • Knowledge & experience in executing adolescent girl’s projects with a focus on sexual reproductive health, life skills, education and financial education.
  • Knowledge in donor reporting mechanisms (will be an added advantage).
  • Minimum 4 years working in Urban settings, especially Nairobi

    Key Skills Specific to the Post:

  • Skills in managing project implementation and monitoring is critical
  • Strong facilitation, coordination and report writing skills
  • Community mobilization and organization, networking, partnership development and management skills
  • Good communication and negotiation skills
  • Good interpersonal, relationship and team working
  • Conflict Management skills
  • Demonstrated competence in computer applications. Values
  • Commitment to Plan International Kenya’s values:

    Physical Environment and Demands: The position requires constant interaction with communities and partners, hence the incumbent is expected to work on daily basis with communities in urban slums of Nairobi.

    7. Position: Monitoring and Evaluation Officer – Adolescent Girls Initiative Kenya (AGI-K) Project

    Department & Location: M&E, Country Office, Nairobi

    Reports to: Project Manager - AGI-K, with a dotted line to the Country M&E Manager

    Dimensions of Role:

    The Monitoring and Evaluation Officer will report to the AGI-K, Project Manager with a dotted reporting line to the Country M&E Manager.

    The position holder will have responsibilities for program quality and M&E, capacity building on M&E and learning and sharing AGI-K project outcomes and key learnings.

    Typical Responsibilities - Key End Results of Position:

    Program Quality and M&E:

  • Provide guidance and support in the development of AGI-K monitoring tools and M&E Framework, including capturing gender sensitive beneficiary feedback.
  • Create an M&E work plan to ensure the M&E Framework is adhered to and all necessary data is captured according utilized.
  • Ensure that the necessary data is collected on time using participatory approaches.
  • Analyze quantitative and qualitative data and reflect on the projects process, ensuring that your recommendations are shared with all the relevant staffs for action/follow-up
  • Partake in performing continuous project evaluations/assessments, including gender considerations, guided by the Plan Kenya House gender framework.
  • Train local partners (and staff where appropriate) on the M&E framework, data management, results-oriented programming that incorporates gender considerations.
  • Ensure quality and reliability of data collected by the project through data quality controls and spot-checks to project sites.

    Capacity Building on M&E:

  • Assess the capacity of AGI-K project implementation structures and build their capacity as necessary.
  • Build the capacity of Plan AGI-K project staff on M&E.
  • Apply a holistic approach that provides a broad perspective on M&E.

    Key Working Relationships:

  • Internally: The position will work closely with the AGI-K Project Manager, the
  • Country M&E manager and other Project staff
  • Externally: The position is expected to coordinate with the consortium members especially the research team (Population Council and African Population and Health
  • Research Centre (APHRC), project partners, local government officials and structures as appropriate, and community level groups.
  • Knowledge, Skills, Behaviours, and Experience Required to Achieve Role’s Objectives:

    Education Qualifications and Experience:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences, Economics, Rural Development or any other related field from a recognized university.
  • At least 3 years practical work experience in monitoring & evaluation
  • Working knowledge of word processing spreadsheets, data entry and analysis
  • Sound experience in participatory research methodologies, both quantitative and qualitative
  • Experience of building the capacity of others around M&E
  • Commitment to international development and children’s rights
  • 4 years’ experience working in urban setting, especially Nairobi

    Skills Specific to the Post:

  • Able to analyse M&E data and use this to reflect on whether the projects is meeting its aims.
  • Demonstrable professional maturity and able to work independently
  • Good interpersonal skills for team working
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines in multiple tasking environments

    Competencies and Values:

  • Supportive and versatile
  • Ability to drive innovation and learning
  • Results oriented and focused
  • Respectful and a person with integrity
  • Effective communication skill

    Physical Environment and Demands: The job holder requires 60% field work and 40% office based environment.

    Level of Contact with Children: Mid contact - Occasional interaction with children

    8. Proposal Writer - Public Health (WASH) & Nutrition

    Dimensions of Role:

  • The consultancy role includes the conceptualisation, design, coordination and writing/developing a full proposal in WASH and Nutrition.
  • The applicant should have written a winning proposal to the value of (at least) USD 15m in the past 2 years.
  • The incumbent will report to the Business Development Manager on a day to day basis who has oversight of the respective assignments.

    The consultant should be familiar with the requirements for writing a proposal specifically for the USAID

    Responsibilities:

  • Lead/coordinate with country office team to write all sections of the required proposal.
  • Create timeline for required proposal development with defined actions, or milestones, and communicate to all parties involved in the response.
  • Scan for all relevant background information required for the development of the grant
  • Edit and incorporate the inputs of the Plan National Offices/country office staff/Lead consortium and/or partner organizations into the proposal;
  • Ensure all project partners are fully aware of what and when information is needed
  • Ensure that the tone, content, and design of the proposal correspond to the requirements of the USAID call
  • Deliver a quality product against a tight schedule
  • Liaise with Plan Finance/grants department to ensure coherence between narrative and budgetary elements in the proposal.

    Nature of Assignment

    This is an office-based work in Nairobi with relevant external meetings in Nairobi and field visit to target areas in Coast.

    For the preparation of the full proposal, the consultant is requested to meet all relevant parties and involve them in the process.

    All deliverables shall be submitted electronically, in Word or Excel format as per Plan regulations.

    Educational Qualification, Knowledge and Experience

  • Master’s Degree in a related technical or management discipline with particularly strong background in Public Health or related disciplines in: Environmental Sanitation, Health & Nutrition or other relevant specialization in rural/urban/water supply, sanitation and hygiene service provision)
  • At least 7 years’ experience in program planning, monitoring, evaluation and research
  • Conversant with child rights issues
  • Experience with Ministry of Health MOH /and collaboration with GOK, county governments and other actors including the private sector are a critical requirement
  • High level of integrity, values, ethics and attitudes that align with principles of Plan’s Child Protection Policy.
  • Demonstrated experience in writing/coordinating winning proposals to institutional donors like EU, USAID, African Development Bank, World Bank, UN agencies or other international donors with technical skills in WASH and Nutrition programming
  • Knowledge of the donor environment in Kenya

    Key Skills Specific to the Assignment

  • Ability to work under pressure and extreme time constraints
  • Knowledge of maternal, neonatal and child health and the health sector in terms of nutrition is an added advantage.
  • Excellent communication, negotiation and interpersonal skills.
  • In-depth knowledge of research using quantitative and qualitative principles.
  • Community facilitation, good communication, negotiation and advocacy skills
  • Excellent English writing and editing skills
  • Strong organizational and coordination skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work well within a team and other external partners

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; Plan International Jobs in Nairobi Kenya

    Send your motivation letter and CV as one document when applying. The closing date of applications is 4th November 2014. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.


    Sanergy Job Vacancies in Kenya

    About Us

    Sanergy is an award-winning social venture, based in Nairobi, Kenya, that makes hygienic sanitation accessible and affordable in Africa’s urban slums for everyone, forever.

    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, training, marketing and business analytics.

    We collect the waste every day 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 byproducts to Kenyan farmers.

    We take a systems-based approach to solve the sanitation crisis sustainably.

    We build sanitation facilities, collect waste on a daily basis and convert it to useful by-products.

    In order to ensure that all our departments have the necessary supplies to conduct their daily tasks, Sanergy relies heavily on its warehouse to purchase, stock and issue out materials in a timely fashion.

    We are hereby looking for an energetic and charismatic candidates to fill in the following positions:

    1. Warehouse Assistant; Mukuru

    Job Description

    We are hereby looking for an energetic and charismatic candidates to fill in the following positions of a warehouse assistant, with emphasis on data management.

    Key Duties & Responsibilities

    The responsibilities will include:

  • Supporting the Warehouse Officer by supervising Sanergy’s central warehouse facility.
  • Take charge of all data management related tasks for the warehouse.
  • Ensure that standard systems are properly maintained in the warehouse.
  • Ensure that all warehouse documentation is produced, compiled and filled in an appropriate manner.
  • Service all material requests in a timely manner.
  • Provide coverage for the Warehouse officer in his absence.
  • Ensure safety of all materials stored in the warehouse and enforce access control.
  • Ensure health and safety of warehouse staff and other personnel in the warehouse at all times
  • Perform other related duties as required.

    Requirements

  • Diploma in IT and/or Purchasing and supplies discipline.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent mathematical skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to understand principles of data management, warehousing and its practices.
  • Working knowledge in Ms. Office suite particularly Word and Excel.
  • Previous working experience with an MRP system an added advantage
  • Goal-oriented, proactive in preparation and uses initiative.
  • Demonstrated capacity for self-organization.
  • Excellent customer service relation skills
  • Experience working in a similar role will be desirable

    For more information and job application details, see; Warehouse Assistant; Mukuru

    2. Laboratory Supervisor Role & Responsibilities

    We seek a laboratory supervisor to take on a one(1) year contract.

    The Laboratory Supervisor will be responsible for overall operations and administration of the laboratory including establishment of sampling procedures, supervision of general workflow, maintenance of equipment, quality control, environmental, health and safety, development and implementation of laboratory methods to analyze feces, urine, compost and other samples of human waste products for physical, chemical and microbiological parameters and routine analysis of samples.

    Key duties/responsibilities of the Laboratory Supervisor shall be to:

  • Organize and manage the daily workflow in the laboratory
  • Develop weekly work plans and work with and provide supervision to the laboratory technician to ensure that tasks are performed efficiently and according to quality and safety standards
  • Maintain and develop laboratory manuals, procedures and SOP’s; research new laboratory procedures and techniques and implement these if required
  • Develop and continuously improve methods for analysis of physical, chemical and microbiological parameters for feces, urine, compost and other human waste products
  • Conduct routine analysis of samples
  • Conduct risk assessments of the laboratory and ensure that local Environmental,
  • Health and Safety (EHS) requirements are fulfilled
  • Conduct regular EHS Audits and ensure staff compliance with Health and Safety regulations
  • Develop and implement work instructions, laboratory manuals, quality control measures and health and safety guidelines
  • Maintain laboratory equipment performance by establishing quality standards, developing operations, quality and troubleshooting procedures and developing preventive monitoring schedules
  • Monitor results and ensure quality by making adjustments in methods and procedures, generating reports and maintaining records.
  • Maintain laboratory supplies inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level, anticipating needed supplies, placing and expediting orders for supplies.
  • Ensure laboratory is kept in good tidy order and equipment is well functioning by certifying instrument performance, and arranging for equipment replacement, service, and repair.
  • Evaluate and complete performance appraisals, promote the continuing professional development of staff and oversee the training of new staff
  • Interpret, document and manage data, provide reports on results (including third party laboratory results) to the respective departments

    Requirements & Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Microbiology, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Soil Science, or related field;
  • Graduated with Upper Second Class Honours; a Masters degree in the same disciplines will be desirable
  • Minimum of two years work experience
  • Mechanical competency and experience in maintenance of laboratory equipment
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to lead and direct others
  • Ability to work independently
  • Pro actively addresses problems while providing solutions
  • Detail and results oriented and an analytical thinker
  • Willingness and enthusiasm to conduct laboratory analysis on a wide range of samples
  • Ideally have experience with methods of analysis of soil, compost, and/or fertilizer
  • Enthusiasm for working in an innovative, dynamic and fast paced Start-Up environment!

    For more information and job application details, see; Laboratory Supervisor by 31st November 2014.

    3. Byproducts Market Analyst

    Job Description

    As Sanergy rapidly expands its agricultural products business, we are hiring a market analyst with sharp business acumen to lead projects in operations and strategy development.

    We are currently a small but rapidly expanding team.

    We are looking for a self-starter who can take ownership over leading business improvements in a fast-moving environment.

    Responsibilities This role will be approximately 50% ongoing operations management and 50% strategic projects and the specific responsibilities will be:

  • Developing sales channel/distribution partnerships in the smallholder farmer segment
  • Market analysis and mapping of competitor products for R&D stage Byproducts (e.g. liquid fertilizer, crystalline fertilizer, animal feed, biochar)
  • Mapping of high-potential customer segments (e.g. vegetable exporters, input distributors, flower farms, etc.)
  • Market analysis of new, innovative products (e.g. grow bags, fertilizer blends, etc.)
  • Diagnosing strengths and weaknesses of current sales agent pilot program and introducing improvements
  • Compiling reports and dashboards on sales goals and sales pipeline
  • Structuring processes for field trial observation and follow-ups
  • Organizing recruitment, hiring, and training for new sales positions
  • Running weekly meetings with fertilizer production and certifications teams and performing follow-ups on action items

    Requirements

  • Minimum of 2 years work experience. Preference for those with experience in social enterprise or consulting with local and international exposure
  • Bachelors in a business-related field and a Masters degree would be desirable
  • Demonstrated ability to own and improve operational structures and run greenfield strategy projects
  • A self-starter who can work with a high-degree of autonomy
  • Strong communication skills – verbal and written
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite, Google Suite, etc.
  • Willingness to work in a variety of conditions including field and office

    Deadline for application-September 15th 2014

    For more information and job application details, see; Byproducts Market Analyst

    4. Fertilizer Sales Agronomist

    Job Description

    Role & Responsibilities

  • Sanergy is looking for experienced sales agronomists who can market our organic fertilizer products and complete sales with farmers.
  • This role will require building a broad pipeline of sales opportunities, and closely following up with farmers to turn them into loyal customers.
  • We are looking for people who have experience understanding farmers' problems and promoting products as solutions.

  • We are looking for people who have previous experience selling and marketing agricultural inputs.

  • Experience with organic products is a plus.

  • We seek both full-time and commission-based sales agronomists.
  • Building a pipeline of interested buyers
  • Dynamically communicating the value of our product
  • Setting up trials with customers
  • Closely tracking and reporting sales and marketing activities
  • Managing a network of customers and completing follow-on sales

    Requirements

  • Bachelors degree in Agronomy, Sales/Business, or closely related field.
  • Minimum 3 years sales experience-preference for those with experience in selling agricultural inputs, specifically organics
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Existing contacts and network within the farming community in Kenya.
  • A self-starter who takes initiative and rigorously follows up to complete sales.
  • Willingness to work in a variety of conditions including field and office.

    For more information and job application details, see; Fertilizer Sales Agronomist

    5. Assistant Logistics Manager

    Job Description

    Role & Responsibilities

    The Assistant Logistics Manager will oversee all waste collection logistics to ensure optimum levels of logistical costs, labour utilization and compliance to standards set by NEMA.

    The key responsibilities will be:

  • Plan and Schedule logistics operations to ensure maximum utilizations of Labour and all other resources.
  • Oversee logistics operations to guarantee maximum plan adherence.
  • Ensure waste is collected and delivered to the required location on time in full.
  • Champion logistics operations optimization projects that target reduction in cost and increase in logistics efficiency
  • Effective capacity planning to ensure sustainable growth of logistics operations required to service Sanergy exponentially growing network.
  • Design and implement systems that will increase visibility of performance and accountability of all employees and contractors that form part of Sanergy logistics network
  • Improve availability of all equipment used in logistics operations by implementing optimum maintenance strategies
  • Implement measures required to ensure compliance with the conditions set by NEMA.
  • Conduct work planning for staff under responsibility.
  • Conduct continuous performance evaluation of the same.
  • Guide staff on areas of improvement.
  • Ensure adherence to occupational health and safety standards and monitor and manage any risks in the area of responsibilities.
  • Provide periodic reports to senior management on departmental performance.

    Requirements & Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree (with honors) in Logistics & Supply Chain Management, Mechanical Engineering, Process Engineering, Environmental Engineering or equivalent.
  • At least 1year experience in a large scale logistics operation.
  • Experience in a WASH program is highly desirable
  • Understanding of Occupational Safety & Health
  • Data Management and analysis
  • Proficient in all Microsoft Office applications.
  • Demonstrated capacity for self-organization.
  • Must be a person with excellent interpersonal skills, unquestionable integrity, team player and able to work with minimum supervision.
  • Flexible and willing to work at-least 10-30% of the time outside home office.
  • Enthusiasm for working in an innovative, dynamic and fast paced Start-Up environment!

    For more information and job application details, see; Assistant Logistics Manager

    6. Chief Financial Officer

    Job Description

    Reporting to and partnering with the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) will play a critical role in developing and implementing the international strategy for Sanergy’s hybrid organization.

    As a member of the senior leadership team, the CFO will be an advisor to the Country Leadership Teams, evaluating and assisting them with their financial plans and economic modeling.

    S/he will be responsible for overseeing all fiscal and fiduciary responsibilities for the organization, in conjunction with the board of directors and the finance, audit, and investment committees of the board.

    Role & Responsibilities

    Specific responsibilities include:

    Strategy and Planning

  • As a true business partner to the CEO and Country Leadership Teams, assess organizational performance against both the annual budget and the organization’s long-term strategy.
  • Develop tools and systems to provide critical financial and operational information to the CEO and Board of Directors and make actionable recommendations on both strategy and operations.
  • Engage the board, finance, audit, and investment committees around issues, trends, and changes in the operating model(s) and operational delivery.
  • Assist in establishing yearly objectives and meeting agendas, and selecting and engaging outside consultants (auditors, investment advisors).
  • Oversee long-term budgetary planning and cost management in alignment with Sanergy’s strategic plan, especially as the organization considers a multitude of funding sources from grants to investments and collaborations with external organizations.
  • Develop and utilize forward-looking, predictive models and activity-based financial analyses to provide insight into the organization’s operations and business plans.
  • Participate in corporate policy development as a member of the senior management team.
  • Ensure adequate financing to accommodate growth plans by overseeing cash flow planning and assisting in planning and executing future financing rounds.
  • Represent the company to financial partners, including financial institutions, funders, auditors, public officials, etc.

    Financial and Operational Management

  • Oversee financial and management reporting systems, ensuring compliance with appropriate jurisdictional Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, regulatory requirements, and audit requirements
  • Enhance managerial financial systems to ensure senior and operational management has the information needed to effectively prioritize and manage operational processes
  • Improve and maintain internal control safeguards and coordinate all audit activities.
  • Oversee timely and accurate completion of all regulatory, statutory and tax filings worldwide
  • Partner with the head of Information Technology (IT) to procure and leverage specialized finance IT systems that meet the needs of the organization and ensures the systems effectively track costs and allocate and forecast budgeted and actual costs.
  • Continually evaluates opportunities to enhance the project management activities of the company.
  • Manage cash flow and forecasting.
  • Develop a reliable cash flow projection process and reporting mechanism that includes minimum cash threshold to meet operating needs.
  • Optimize banking relationships and initiate appropriate strategies to enhance treasury function.
  • Oversee budgeting and the implementation of budgets so as to monitor progress and present financial metrics both internally and externally.
  • Oversee cash, investment, and asset management.
  • Develops and implements strategies related to treasury and tax issues including financing, banking, cash management, hedging strategies and tax planning.

    Team Management

  • Mentor and develop all of the country level finance managers and staff; managing work allocation, training, problem resolution, performance evaluation, and the building of an effective team dynamic.
  • Encourages the development and continuous improvement of all finance, accounting and related administrative functions.
  • Guide larger, cross-divisional teams across the organization in financial management.

    Requirements

  • The CFO will be a seasoned and mature leader with 10 years of broad finance experience, with a strong foundation in accounting, and experience gathering and analyzing financial information and making actionable recommendations to senior leadership.
  • S/he will have experience managing the finance function (accounting, budgeting, controls, and reporting) within a diverse, division-based entity.

    The CFO will have the following experience and attributes:

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree; MBA preferred;
  • CPA-(K) or similar designation
  • Demonstrable passion for Sanergy’s mission; a hands-on manager with integrity and a desire to work in a dynamic environment.
  • Mature and proactive, with evidence of having worked as a true business partner to the CEO of a multi-divisional organization.
  • Strong analytical skills and experience interpreting a strategic vision into an operational model.
  • Experience with grants management and/or grant reporting a plus
  • An effective communicator at all levels in the organization, with strong oral and written skills and a willingness to share information.
  • A collaborative and flexible style, with a strong service mentality.
  • Creativity, with experience funding activities in ways that both cover costs and generate operating margins.

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

    7. Facilities Project Manager

    Role & Responsibilities

  • Sanergy seeks a dynamic, experienced and imaginative engineering mind to develop innovative solutions to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of our infrastructure.
  • You will research, design, test, and project manage the implementation of solutions to improve critical facilities.
  • Projects will include ensuring effective equipment productivity, asset maintenance, CAPEX projects management and product design.
  • You will need to be flexible and adaptable to an ever changing business.
  • You could be working on a major CAPEX project one minute and arranging the repair of a socket the next.
  • This work will have a significant impact on the growth of Sanergy, not just from a day-to-day perspective, but also in terms of environmental, social and economic impact for residents of informal settlements.

    Key areas of Support

  • Project manage projects including - monitor adherence to designs, layouts, specifications and work breakdown structures for facilities upgrade and new equipment installation projects assigned by the Manager and manage any challenges in an effective manner.
  • Support monitoring adherence to project schedules and budgets for upgrade and new equipment installation projects as per timelines and budgets issued by the Manager
  • Assist in general management of facilities at Sanergy to ensure that they are in a clean and safe state
  • Assist in monitoring adherence to Occupational Safety & Health by all facilities team and all contractors on site.
  • Monitor adherence of the Capital Equipment Maintenance procedure for specific projects assigned by the Manager
  • Maintenance planning and documentation for all plant machinery
  • Assist with the design of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and One Point Lessons (OPLs) for various machines and equipment e.g. concrete mixer, poker vibrator, grinders, jig saw
  • Suggest areas of maintenance costs reduction for facilities and equipment at Sanergy
  • Continuous evaluation of security systems at Sanergy and suggest areas deemed for improvement
  • Conduct periodic work planning for staff under area of supervision.
  • Assist in conducting continuous performance evaluation of the same as well as guiding staff on areas of improvement
  • Ensure proper bookkeeping of all records by staff under supervision.
  • Assist in developing time stamp systems to ensure timely recording and updating of all data
  • Work with the Manager to champion continuous improvement through enforcement of Kaizen system of management within all facilities at Sanergy

    Requirements

    The Facilities Project Manager will need the following qualities:

  • Degree in Engineering
  • Experience managing projects with multiple stakeholders.
  • Excellent analytical skills – data collection, statistics, data modelling,
  • Project design experience
  • Project management experience – how to manage projects, break down problems, develop methodologies, frameworks and develop implementation plans
  • Human centered design skills – understanding and working with users, how to get to the why rather than the what and developing design innovations from this information
  • Resoundingly pragmatic
  • Hold a continuous, restless desire to improve yourself, your project teams, and your organization
  • The ability to conceive, design, test, evaluate potential solutions and implement recommendations
  • A collaborative mentality and deep-rooted empathy and humility Powerful communication skills - particularly in presenting ideas.

    For more information and job application details, see; Facilities Project Manager

    8. Warehouse Assistant; Kinanie

    Key Duties & Responsibilities

    The responsibilities will include:

  • Managing the warehouse in line with set policies.
  • Ensure that standard systems are properly maintained in the warehouse
  • Ensure that all warehouse documentation is produced, compiled and filled in an appropriate manner
  • Monitor the quantity and quality of commodities stored.
  • Service all material requests in a timely manner.
  • Ensure safety of all materials stored in the warehouse and enforce access control.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

    Requirements

  • Ability to understand principles of warehousing and its practices.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Working knowledge in Ms. Office suite, preferably word and Excel.
  • Demonstrated capacity for self-organization.
  • Excellent customer service relation skills
  • Data management skills an added advantage

    For more information and job application details, see; Warehouse Assistant; Kinanie

    9. Chief Innovation Officer

    Job Description

    We are an increasingly sophisticated, highly intricate organization and after 3 years of succesfully developing and proving our business and operations model we are now ready to accelerate our speed to scale and sustainability.

    This will require us to turbo-charge our existing operations as well as to developing new channels, markets and technologies through pragmatic innovation and experimentation.

    To create the step-change, we are building the Sanergy Growth Lab (G-Lab).

    Consisting of four teams – Strategy & Enterprise Development, Product & Experiential Design, Science & Technology, and Operations Research – the Sanergy G-Lab will combine expertise in experience design, research & development, corporate strategy, and data science.

    We are now looking for a Chief Innovation Officer to build and lead the G-Lab at Sanergy.

    Role & Responsibilities

    This is a full-time position based in Nairobi, Kenya with the following responsibilities:

  • Develop the scale and sustainability strategy for Sanergy across all business units
  • Leading the strategy, concept development, prototyping and pilot testing of new products / services and new operational processes
  • Build and maintain the operations and business measurement systems; and design and analyze the market, user & operational research tools and projects
  • Provide leadership to and coach G-Lab team to plan and achieve the growth strategy and manage the innovation portfolio
  • The right candidate is an articulate conceptual and creative thinker who has the proven ability to solve problems with innovative solutions and a track record of implementing projects successfully.

  • They also will have excellent analytical skills, a passion for using data to inform strategy, a commitment to shaping strategies that serve our customers, and a talent to identify and develop new growth trajectories.
  • They will have experience in leading high-performing teams of technical experts with a wide range of aptitudes and styles.

  • The CIO will lead a dynamic team of Senior Associates, Associates and Analysts.
  • This work will have a significant impact on the growth of Sanergy and help drive its environmental, social and economic impact.

    Requirements

    The CIO will not only have high levels of the following skills but will also be able to develop them to the same level across all G-labs teams:

  • Proven ability to think strategically and creatively
  • Successful track record in venture / new business and/or new product development
  • Experience leading and working with a broad range of technical experts / knowledge workers
  • Excellent analytical skills – data collection, statistics, data modelling, multivariable models
  • Experiment and research design experience – causal modelling, observational studies, A/B testing, randomised control trials
  • Consulting experience – how to contract, define and manage projects, break down problems, develop methodologies, frameworks and develop implementation plans
  • Resounding pragmatism with a strong entrepreneurial take Continuous, restless desire to improve yourself, your teams, and your organization
  • Deep-rooted empathy and humility
  • Superior verbal and written communication; multi-tasking, organizational skills are necessary
  • MBA or equivalent leadership experience

    More qualitatively, we are looking for someone who has the desire to take on a whole new challenge in a whole new context, a tenacity and drive to keep going in the face of the frustrations and set backs inevitable when working in a developing country and in a new and exciting sector.

    We believe that we are on the cusp of transformative change, if you believe you have the skills that will help deliver that transformation, join us!

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

    Closing Date: 31st November 2014.


    Rift Valley Railways Jobs in Kenya

    1. Position: Supply Chain Assistant

    Payroll Position: Supply Chain Assistant

    Category: Planning and Control

    Reports Directly To: Supply Chain Controller

    Reports Indirectly To: Materials Manager

    Direct Reports: Nil

    Indirect Reports (Numbers): NIL

    Purpose:

    Responsible to work with customer department to plan the requirements for locomotive parts, oversee the follow-up and expediting of purchase orders and to update the end users as to the delivery status of orders placed.

    Key Duties / Responsibilities

  • Work with rolling stock department to determine the resources needed to meet all locomotive parts requirements.
  • To help determine the specifications for the parts needed.
  • To monitor inventory levels and coordinate with procurement and materials stores to maintain adequate levels of parts and materials.
  • To monitor scheduled deliveries from suppliers.
  • To expedite materials from suppliers to avoid delays in delivery.
  • To continually work to improve delivery times, cost and quality of materials from suppliers in collaboration with category buying officers and end users
  • To work with locomotive category buying officers to improve performance of suppliers
  • To follow up and ensure payment to suppliers as per negotiated terms
  • Supporting planning and forecasting of parts requirements
  • Evaluation of supplier delivery performance based on predetermined criteria and updating score cards
  • Participating in and engaging suppliers in quality improvement initiatives
  • Preparation and submission of material delivery reports to Management and Internal customers
  • Any other duties as may be directed by the Supply Chain Manager-Procurement

    Academic and Professional Qualifications

  • Minimum ‘O’ Level.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related discipline is preferred.
  • Diploma in Purchasing and Supply Management

    Knowledge, Experience and Skills

    Knowledge

  • Inventory Management
  • Planning and forecasting
  • Purchasing/Procurement Procedures

    Experience

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in a busy organization
  • Must be able to work under intense pressure/deadlines

    Skills

  • Computer proficiency MS Office and ERP
  • Good Interpersonal skills
  • Good language skills (English and Swahili)
  • Good communication skills both oral and written
  • Good negotiation skills
  • Flair for detail/analytical

    Main External Contacts:

    Local and Overseas Suppliers

    Main Internal Contacts:

  • Customers
  • Rolling stock/Mechanical department
  • Suppliers
  • Locomotive parts stores
  • Materials Planner-Inbound
  • Locomotive category buying officers

    Key Performance Indicators

  • On time delivery
  • In full delivery
  • Average lead time per order
  • Lead time variability
  • Forecast accuracy
  • Purchase Order backlog level

    2. Position:Warehouse / Store Analyst

    Category: All

    Reports Directly To: Warehouse / Store Supervisor

    Reports Indirectly To: General Manager Supply Chain

    Direct Reports: Stores Officers

    Indirect Reports (Numbers): NIL

    Purpose: Be responsible to implement and sustain an effective inventory management system which is customer oriented, flexible and responsive.

    This position is responsible for all material receipt, storage, handling and issues as well as the control of inventory.

    The role entails the supervision of all warehouse functions.

    Key Duties / Responsibilities

  • Actively participate in inventory cover management exercises.
  • Coordinate issues to customers.
  • Maintain a continuous count of all goods moving in the warehouse.
  • Ensure 100% accuracy in stock document processing and that no stocks are issued without the requisite documentation.
  • Maintains receiving, warehousing, and stock issuing operations by initiating, coordinating, and enforcing program, operational, and personnel policies and procedures.
  • Safeguards warehouse operations and contents by establishing and monitoring security and safety procedures and protocols.
  • Controls inventory levels by conducting physical counts; reconciling with data storage system
  • Maintains physical condition of warehouse by planning and implementing new design layouts; inspecting equipment; issuing work orders for repair and requisitions for replacement
  • Completes warehouse operational requirements by scheduling and assigning employees; setting performance targets and following up on work results.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related performance results as needed.
  • Liaising with customers, suppliers and transport vendors.
  • Planning and monitoring the storage, delivery and issue of customer orders.
  • Carry out any other duties assigned by the Management from time to time.
  • Minimum Academic and Professional Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related management discipline.
  • Diploma CIPS or equivalent qualification.

    Knowledge, Experience and Skills

  • Must be highly computer literate (MS Office and ERP systems, preferably SAP)
  • Communication Skills: Warehouse supervisors will need to speak with coworkers and customers on a regular basis.
  • Leadership Skills: Warehouse supervisors will need to hire employees and resolve conflicts, as well as keep employees motivated and on-task.
  • Critical-Thinking Skills: Warehouse supervisors will need to devise plans of action and asses those plans regularly.
  • Organizational Skills: Multiple orders, people and many moving pieces will keep warehouse supervisors on their toes.
  • Problem-Solving Skills: Warehouse supervisors will need to be ready when problems arise, or be ready to anticipate problems before they happen.

    Experience

  • Minimum 4 years’ experience in a busy organization.
  • Must be able to work under intense pressure/deadlines and with minimum or no supervision.

    Main Internal Contacts:

  • Customers
  • All company departments.
  • Suppliers
  • Materials Management (Materials Planners).
  • Category buying officers.

    Key Performance Indicators

  • Stock accuracy.
  • Cycle count stock accuracy.
  • Rate of closing reservations.
  • Receiving cycle time.

    3. Vacancy: Regional Trains Operations Manager

    Ref: RVR.18/2/14/1

    The Role:

    The successful job holder will be responsible for Planning, organizing and coordinating the use of Company resources in the train operations activities by leading and directing the effort of regional staff in the assigned RVR network area so as to achieve set performance targets in line with Operations department KPIs for the region.

    Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Participate in the Development and implementation of the Operations Planning and Control department strategies, policies and procedures by providing input on required improvements in relation to meeting the Departments strategic and operational goals and objectives;
  • Assists the General Manager, Operations Planning & Control, to develop, and implement the strategy, policies and procedures and advises management on areas of improvements in relation to regional operations;
  • Oversee train operations with regard to overall safety and efficient movement of assets and customer cargo within the assigned territory/region and its terminals/stations;
  • Oversee the efficient assignment of resources and the management of company assets and processes within the assigned region and the stations;
  • Ensure service quality ,cost containment and reassignment of resources so as to achieve maximum efficiency;
  • Coordinate own service area KPIs with those of marketing/commercial so as to ensure total customer satisfaction as measured through a reduction in customer complaints ;
  • Address customer complaints on variances/enquiries promptly and effectively;
  • Takes part in the development of operational testing programs by observing, documenting, and evaluating safe work practices as per operating rules and pro actively address problems;
  • Investigates incidents, determine their root cause, escalates findings and implement corrective actions so as to prevent recurrence;
  • Manage the handling of all incidents to minimize inefficiencies caused by line blockage to mitigate against reduction in cycle time by incidence;
  • Prepares and present a variety of routine and special reports on assigned regional activities; including monthly, quarterly and annual reports; and
  • Maximize employee Contribution and potential development through effective communications, coaching and feedback.

    Knowledge, Skills and Experience Requirements

    Education:

  • University degree in Humanities/Commerce/Economics or Business Administration/
  • Bachelor in Science in Engineering or other relevant first degree;

    Or

  • Diploma holders with at least three (3) years work experience in a busy logistics and Transport operation.

    Training

  • Training in Operations management , sales and marketing disciplines coupled with at least three (3) years post training work experience in a relevant field/environment;

    Or

  • Advanced training in Railway Operations specific work with exposure to modern freights logistic systems will be an added advantage.

    Work Experience

  • At least three (3) years management/supervisory level work experience in a busy deadline driven commercial environment, preferably in production planning, engineering or manufacturing work environments;
  • Demonstrable skills in exercising initiative, analysis/problem solving and judgement
  • A good communicator (both oral & written);
  • Excellent team player;
  • Be persons that possess an Impeccable integrity record ;and
  • Ability to work for long hours under pressure in a fast paced deadline driven work environment.

    How to Apply

    Suitably qualified applicants should submit their application letters, with detailed CVs ,copies of academic and professional certificates testimonials and references, including a day time contact phone number and email addresses citing the relevant job title & reference number by 31st November 2014

    Email: b>recruitment@rvr.co.ke

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


    Henry M. Jackson Foundation (HJF) Deputy Director for Administration and Operations Vacancy - Kericho (209597)

    The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine Inc.

    (HJF) is seeking a Deputy Director for Administration and Operations - Kenya for the HIV Research program located in Kericho, Kenya.

    HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to MHRP.

    Responsibilities:

  • Provide support to the HIV Program leadership (i.e. HIV Program Director and Deputy Directors) in the day-to-day administrative activities and operations.
  • Provide administrative oversight and support to the core administrative components and staff including, but not limited to, procurement, contracting, accounting, and human resources.
  • Serve as one of two senior level administrative positions (along with the Deputy Director for Operations) overseeing HJF Medical Research International in Kenya, the local entity through which HJF operates.
  • Provide administrative support to the HIV research program in all aspects of executing clinical research under the auspices of USMHRP and USAMRU-K.
  • Provide administrative support to the PEPFAR program in all aspects of partner services, ensuring communication and coordination of activities with the State Department, other USG agencies and the Kenya U.S. Liaison Office (KUSLO) at the US Embassy.
  • The incumbent will be responsible for assessing current and future administrative staffing and training needs, recommending proposals to insure adequate staffing levels and staff training.
  • Ensure United States and Kenya Governments policies and regulations are followed.
  • Review and amend or design and develop Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) where appropriate administrative activities.
  • Review current staffing levels with regard to appropriateness to support HIV program activities, evaluate competitiveness in employment packages, and provide support to staff recruitment efforts.
  • Directs, coordinates, and conducts personnel actions and furnishes guidance and assistance as needed.
  • Oversee execution of agreements, contracts and legal issues with the assistance of the USAMRU-K Director of Finance and Administration, Kenya lawyers and HJF HQ legal department as deemed necessary
  • Provide senior oversight and accountability where appropriate for HIV program financial, procurement, and contracting activities particularly supporting HJF MRI requirements.
  • Reports to USMHRP and USAMRU-K leadership on behalf of the HIV Program Director and Deputy Directors as necessary and appropriate for program operations.
  • Provides collaborative assistance to other program personnel and research scientists that require the incumbent's expertise.
  • Maintains a safe work environment with appropriate training of other personnel.
  • Supports a productive team environment.
  • Completes other projects as needed.

    Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated abilities in leadership and management of complex and multi-stakeholder organization.
  • Administrative program management experience and training (preferably P.M.P.), in international settings.
  • Expert in managing procurement, finance, contracting, and administrative policies.
  • An ability to communicate effectively to include excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to independently troubleshoot administrative tasks and challenges.
  • Work as a leader and part of a team in a remote setting such as Kericho, Kenya

    Education/ Requirements:

  • Master’s degree required in administration, and
  • Ability to meet requirements for a United States Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) position.

    Minimum Experience:

  • 6 -10 years related research administration, with experience in an international setting being preferable.
  • Experience living in Africa highly desired.

    Physical Capabilities:

  • Incumbent will be expected to relocate to Kericho, Kenya and travel to Nairobi as well as Rockville, Maryland (USA) on occasion as necessary to perform job duties
  • Supervisory Responsibilities/Controls: Incumbent will work under the direct supervision of the USAMRU-K HIV Program Leadership (Director, Deputy Directors) as well as the USMHRP and USAMRU-K Directors having oversight of the HIV Program.

    Work Environment: Will require working evenings and weekends.

    HJF is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.

    How to apply:

    For more information and job application details, please apply on-line at Henry M. Jackson Foundation (HJF) Vacancies click “Advanced Search” and enter job number 209597 in the Job Opening ID box.

    Closing date: 19 Nov 2014


    Nyandarua County Jobs in Ol’ Kalou, Kenya

    Republic of Kenya

    County Government of Nyandarua

    County Public Service Board

    Applications are hereby invited from qualified candidates for the following positions:

    A. Ministry of Health Services

    1. Pediatrician

    1 Post

    Job Group P

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Offer specialized Paediatric services at County Hospitals,
  • Conduct daily ward rounds,
  • Conduct specialized Paediatric Outpatient clinics, and
  • Review cases that require consultant attention as they arise.
  • Supervise Interns and Medical students rotating in Paediatric Department
  • Any other relevant duty and responsibility within the County Health Department

    Requirements for Appointment

  • Bachelors degree in Medicine and/ or Surgery from a recognized University in Kenya,
  • Mmed Paediatrics,
  • Be registered with the Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board, and
  • Must have a Valid Practicing License.

    2. Physician

    1 Post

    Job Group P

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Offer Specialized Internal Medicine services at County Hospitals,
  • Conduct daily ward rounds,
  • Conduct Medical Outpatient Clinics,
  • Review cases that require consultant attention as they arise,
  • Supervise Interns and Medical students rotating in the Department of Internal Medicine, and
  • Any other relevant duty and responsibility within the County Health Department.

    Requirements for Appointment

  • Bachelors degree in Medicine and/ or Surgery from a recognized University in Kenya,
  • Mmed Internal Medicine,
  • Be registered with the Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board, and
  • Must have a Valid Practicing License.

    3. General Surgeon

    1 Post

    Job Group P

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Offer General Surgical services at County Hospitals,
  • Conduct daily Surgical ward rounds,
  • Conduct Surgical Outpatient Clinics,
  • Review cases that require consultant attention as they arise,
  • Supervise Interns and Medical students rotating in General Surgery Department,
  • Perform Cold Surgical cases,
  • Perform Emergency Surgical cases, and
  • Any other relevant duty and responsibility within the County Health Department

    Requirements for Appointment

  • Bachelor’s degree in Medicine and or Surgery,
  • Medical Degree General Surgery,
  • Be registered with the Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board, and
  • Must have a Valid Practicing License.

    4. Laboratory Technologist

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    1 Post

    Job Group H

    Requirements for Appointment

  • Diploma in Medical Laboratory Sciences from KMTC, and
  • Has valid Registration with the KMLTTB.
  • Duties and Responsibilities
  • Offer laboratory diagnostic services in a health facility,
  • Ability to work flexible shifts,
  • Strong commitment to in-patient and out-patient care of patients,
  • Respond to emergency calls, and
  • Shall be answerable and accountable to the Sub-County Health Head.

    5. Specialized Clinical Officer

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    Job Group K

    Orthopaedic (1 Post) and Ophthalmologist (1 Post)

    Requirements for Appointment

  • Must have diploma in Clinical Medicine and Surgery,
  • Has a valid Registration with the Clinical Officers Council, and
  • Has a Valid Practising License.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Offer curative services in a health facility,
  • Work in flexible shifts,
  • Strong commitment to in-patient and out-patient care of patients,
  • Respond to emergency calls, and
  • Shall be answerable and accountable to the Sub-County Health Head.

    6. Radiographers

    Re-advertisement

    3 Posts

    Job Group H

    Requirements for Appointment

  • Diploma in diagnostic radiography.
  • In addition, have a certificate in ultrasonography, and
  • Must be computer literate.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Offer imaging services in a health facility,
  • Ability to work in flexible shifts,
  • Strong commitments to in-patient and out-patient care of patients,
  • Respond to emergency calls, and
  • Shall be answerable and accountable to the Sub-County Health Head.

    7. Kenya Enrolled Community Health Nurse

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    9 Posts

    Job Group G

    Requirements

  • Hold KECN Certificate from an accredited medical institution,
  • Has a Registration Certificate with the Nursing Council of Kenya, and
  • Have a valid practicing license.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Offer comprehensive nursing services in a health facility,
  • Shall work in flexible shifts,
  • Strong commitment to patient care, and
  • Shall be accountable and answerable to Sub County Health Head.

    8. Kenya Registered Community Health Nurse

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    1 Post

    Job Group H

    Requirements

  • Hold a Diploma in Registered Nurse from a recognized institution,
  • Has a Registration Certificate with Nursing Council of Kenya,
  • Have a valid practicing license, and
  • Those Specialized in Renal, ICU, NBU, Theatre and Anesthesia Nursing have an added advantage.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Offer comprehensive nursing services in a health facility,
  • Shall work in flexible shifts,
  • Strong commitment to in-patient and out-patient care of patients,
  • Respond to emergency calls, and
  • Shall be answerable and accountable to Sub County Health Head.

    B. Ministry of Information Communication and E-Government

    1. Director - Enforcement and Prosecution

    Re Advertisement

    1 Post

    Job Group R

    Requirements for Appointment:

  • Holds a first degree in Law specializing in any of the following areas: Litigation, Criminology, Prosecution or a closely related area. A master’s degree in the said disciplines may be an added advantage;
  • Have at least 7 years hands on experience in legal matters;
  • A brilliant and innovative person who shall work with minimum supervision;
  • Demonstrate cost cutting measures in legal expenditure.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Shall be answerable to the Chief Officer, ICT and e-government;
  • Enforce county legislations and other relevant laws in the county jurisdiction;
  • Develop programmes and projects that shall lead to disciplined law abiding citizens;
  • Lead in prosecution and defence.

    2. Director of ICT

    1 Post

    Job Group R

    Requirements for Appointment:

  • Hold a first degree in information technology or computer science from a recognised institution in Kenya.
  • A masters degree holder may have an added advantage;
  • At 10 years proven hands on working experience in the ICT;
  • Is creative and innovative and can work beyond the call of duty;
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision and across teams;
  • Have strong command of project management; and
  • Has good understanding of local and international data band safety standards.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    Report to the chief officer ICT for allocation of duties:

  • Oversee financial and administrative aspects in ICT department including procurement, budgeting and budget review;
  • Negotiate and approve technology vendor, outsourcing, consultant contracts and service agreements in ICT;
  • Research IT solutions and make recommendations for the improvement of infrastructure and systems;
  • Team leader in development, implementation, and maintenance of policies related to ICT services, e-government including procurement, distribution and asset management;
  • Integrate ICT into County Integrated Development Plan so that among the initiatives, ICT up to the villages becomes a reality; and
  • Play a key advisory role in devising effective communication channels between the county government and the citizens.

    3. Director of Communications and Public Relations

    1 Post

    Job Group R

    Requirements for Appointment:

  • Hold a degree in either mass communication, journalism, marketing, public relations or related from a institution recognised in Kenya;
  • At least 10 years proven working experience in media and communication;
  • Practical skills in writing, editing, layout and design, professional printing publishing, computer and its applications as well as current trends in digital and social media;
  • Is a creative and innovative person that has the ability to devise least cost communication channels;

    Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Shall be answerable to the Chief Officer ICT for allocation of duties;
  • Develop public outreach strategies such as newsletters, website, social media and even county radio and television station;
  • Prepare reports and other communications to interested stakeholders;
  • Team member in branding the county and influencing investors;
  • Negotiate, and approve technology vendor, outsourcing, consultant contracts and service agreements under communication; and
  • Work closely with the other county entities in championing transparency and accountability in the county.

    4. Director, Intergovernmental Relations

    1 Post

    Job Group R

    Requirements for Appointment:

  • Hold a first degree in either economics, law, political science, strategic management, diplomacy, international relations, journalism or related discipline in a recognised institution in Kenya;
  • Have worked in public relations environment for at least 10 years;
  • Can design and write memorandum of understanding and protocols for various uses;
  • Has practical understanding of development agenda and funding processes;
  • Has creative writing and negotiation skills; and
  • Have skills in interpretation of legislations both local and international.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Shall report to the chief officer of ICT and e-government;
  • Interpretation of legislations both local and international for county application such as public private partnership;
  • Work as liaison officer within the county entities, inter counties committees that may be formed to discuss matters of mutual interest;
  • Play a critical advisory role to the county on matters of preparation of memoranda of understanding and other cooperation agreements;
  • Liaise with other county entities for timely information to the public and other interested stakeholders on county activities;
  • In charge of protocol matters and preparation of briefs as necessary;
  • Be a team member in branding the county and marketing the county for investments.

    5. Deputy Director - ICT Manager

    1 Post

    Job Group Q

    Requirements for the Appointment:

  • Hold a first degree in information technology or computer science from a recognised institution in Kenya;
  • At least 5 years proven hands on experience in IT working environment;
  • Good diagnostic skills and ability to resolve IT software and hardware related problems;
  • Experience in undertaking editing and typesetting materials for printing press;
  • Exposure in photography and artwork for purposes of designing newsletters;
  • Has shown innovation and creativity in this field;
  • Ability to work in a busy office for long hours with minimum supervision;
  • Team player and good inter personal skills.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Configure and maintain the county internal computer network;
  • Monitor network performance and optimize the network for optimal speed and availability;
  • Implement and maintain emergency backup and restore systems for mission- critical network servers;
  • Regulate user access to sensitive files to protect against internal security breaches;
  • Assist in the organization and inventory of all hardware and software resources;
  • Assist in preparing county training materials and presentations.

    6. Chief ICT Officer – Webmaster

    1 Post

    Job Group M

    Requirement for Appointment:

  • Hold a degree in information technology or computer science form a recognised university in Kenya;
  • At least 3 years proven experience in ICT and website development and graphics design;
  • Creative, innovate and analytical;
  • Knowledge in a number of server-side programming languages;
  • Team player and good interpersonal skills; and
  • Has passion for IT career and can work beyond call of duty.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain the county’s website;
  • Create and manage user’s emails under the county’s domain;
  • Assist in packaging county information for use by different stakeholders;
  • Implement various county communication strategies within the county and external customers; and
  • Design ways and means of cutting costs on communication such as intra emails.

    7. ICT Officer

    4 Posts

    Job Group K

    Requirements for Appointment:

  • Hold a degree OR a diploma in information technology or computer science from a recognised university in Kenya;
  • Have exposure in operating computers and good skills in dealing with technical problems;
  • Have at least two (2) years experience in ICT;
  • Ability to multi task and dealing with diverse issues and clients;
  • A self disciplined, hard working person and who can work with minimum supervision;
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills; and
  • Can show innovation and creativity even during course work and anxious to build a career in ICT.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Planning and execution of preventive and curative maintenance;
  • Installing and configuring computer hardware operating systems and applications;
  • Trouble shooting system and network problems and solving the faults;
  • Repairing and replacing basic IT accessories; and
  • Shall ensure efficient of ICT equipment and facilities.

    8. Payroll Manager

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    1 Post

    Job Group P

    Requirements for appointment

  • Be a holder of a first degree in any of the following areas: Accounting, Commerce, Finance, Information Technology, and Mathematics;
  • Have 5 years experience in related work or dealing with personal accounts;
  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Shall report to the County Public Service Board for all purposes of salaries and allowances;
  • Prepare payroll and make requisite returns to the respective institutions;
  • Ensure all payroll recoveries are timely made;
  • Establish raw data for annual personnel county budget preparation;
  • Work closely with Human Resources Officer in all the ministries;
  • Shall ensure the CARPS programme is implemented fully and accountable for all emolument payments.

    General Conditions for all Applicants:

  • Must be a Kenya citizen
  • That you already fulfils expectations of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya on leadership and integrity
  • Those who had applied for positions marked “Re-Advertisement” need not re apply
  • Terms and conditions of service for the advertised posts are permanent and pensionable

    Apply for the job and attach photocopies of the following documents in support of your application:

  • National Identity Card
  • Academic Certificates (from Primary to the highest level attained),
  • Professional Certificates, and Curriculum Vitae that includes three referees
  • Clearance Certificate from the Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission
  • Certificate of Good Conduct (Kenya Police Criminal Investigation Department)
  • Tax Clearance Certificate from KRA
  • Credit Reference Bureau Certificate
  • Clearance Certificate from HELB
  • Certificate of Registration and a letter of Good Standing, if one is a member of a professional body
  • Harmonization of Terms and Conditions of public service nationally are actively being discussed

    C. Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning

    1. Director - Economic Planning and Statistics

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    1 Post

    Job Group R

    Requirements for Appointment:

  • Hold a first degree in any of the following areas: Finance, Accounting, Economics, Planning, Agricultural Economics, BSc Mathematics, or Statistics from a recognised institution.
  • A master’s degree in the said areas may be an added advantage;
  • Have at least 10 years hands on proven working experience in Economic Planning;
  • Be a good systems analyst;
  • Be proficient in computers;
  • Ability to analyse data for interested stakeholders;
  • Be innovative and creative;
  • Articulate in figures and have clear mind and interest in development issues; and
  • A good team player and trainer.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Shall be answerable to the Chief Officer, Finance and Economic Planning;
  • Prepare County Integrated Development Plan among other economic planning tools;
  • Analyse the annual county budget into Action Plans;
  • Play advisory role to the county government on economic development;
  • Design programmes and projects of institutionalizing participatory planning up to the Village Councils;
  • Assemble and analyse data, be it International, National, County, or from best practices to be used by interested stakeholders;
  • Set planning benchmarks for the various county dockets for purposes of effective service delivery;
  • Implement Huduma Services in the county in consultation with national government;
  • Active team member in preparation of County Budget and Policy Papers.

    2. Director - Revenue and Expenditure

    Re Advertisement

    1 Post

    Job Group R

    Requirements for Appointment:

  • Hold a first degree preferably in any of the following areas- Finance, Accounting, Commerce, and Entrepreneurship.
  • A master’s degree in the said disciplines may be an added advantage;
  • Must hold CPA(K) or equivalent from other accounting professional body and be of good standing;
  • Have at least 10 years experience in a busy finance working environment;
  • Ability to multi-task and offer advisory services to interested stakeholders;
  • Be a good systems analyst; and
  • Articulate in figures and has clear mind in the concept of ‘finance follows function’.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Shall be answerable to the Chief Officer, Finance and Economic Planning;
  • Shall be the Chief Revenue Collector and maintenance of all the records thereto;
  • Identify other sources of County Revenue and maximise all revenue collection;
  • Active team member in preparation of County Budgets;
  • Maintain county expenditure records and prepare monthly, quarterly and annual statistics;
  • Institute integrated financial management system from the County Headquarters up to the Ward Offices;
  • Apply best accounting practices for effective utilization of county resources;
  • Oversee cash management and county exchequer operations.

    3. Deputy Director of Budget

    1 Post

    Job Group Q

    Requirements for Appointment:

  • Bachelors’ degree in accounting, audit, finance, or related field from a recognized university.
  • A master’s degree in similar field may be an added advantage;
  • Must have a CPA(K) or equivalent from a professional accounting body and be of good standing;
  • Have at least 8 years hands on working experience in accounting field,
  • Proficient in computer applications;
  • Good in analysis and communication skills.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Consolidate county budget for both recurrent and development;
  • Prepare quarterly expenditure forecast as a basis for release of funds;
  • Initiate proposals for additional/reallocation of funds,
  • Monitor and report on the implementation and expenditure of projects and programmes;
  • Coordinate activities of donor funded projects.

    4. Deputy Director - Revenue

    1 Post

    Job Group Q

    Requirements for Appointment:

  • Hold a degree in any of the following areas: finance, accounting or economics.
  • A masters degree in similar fields may be an added advantage;
  • Have CPA(K) or equivalent from a professional accounting body and be of good standing;
  • Have minimum 8 years’ relevant experience;
  • Proficient in computer applications;
  • Good in analysis and communication skills.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Planning, directing, coordinating and supervising revenue section in the county;
  • Receive revenue returns from the sub county revenue officers;
  • Forward the revenue reconciliations to the county Director of revenue and expenditure;
  • Shall be in charge of revenue accountable documents;
  • Ensuring set county revenue targets are achieved;
  • Prepare weekly and monthly revenue returns;
  • Liaise with enforcers in case of defaulters of revenue payers;
  • Preparation of revenue enhancement plan;
  • Team member of the budget committee;
  • Prepare demand notes and debtors’ lists for recovery and follow up that debts are paid.

    5. Senior Revenue Officer

    1 Post

    Job Group L

    Requirements for Appointment:

  • Hold a degree in either finance, accounting or economics from a recognized institution and has working experience of 3 years; Or
  • Has basic accounting proficiency and has worked for at least 7 years in revenue related duties;
  • Results oriented and can work with minimum supervision.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Monitor revenue collection in the sub county;
  • Prepare timely and accurate revenue reports for the sub county;
  • Certify and verify revenue returns from the sub county;
  • Collection and banking of revenue collected at sub county;
  • Custodian of accountable documents at sub county;
  • Doing postings and analysis in cashbook at the sub county;
  • Banking the revenue collected at the sub county;
  • Submitting weekly revenue returns and preparation of monthly returns for the sub county;
  • Supervision of Ward Revenue collectors.

    6. Deputy Director - Head of County Treasury

    1 Post

    Job Group Q

    Requirements for Appointment:

  • Hold a first degree in the following areas: finance, accounting or statistics from a recognized institution.
  • A masters degree may be an added advantage;
  • Minimum of 8 years’ hands on experience in a relevant field;
  • Proficient in computer applications;
  • Good in analysis and communication skills.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide accounting advice to various county departmental heads;
  • Interpretation and implementation of financial regulations and procedures;
  • Ensure expenditures are within voted allocations;
  • Assist in developing financial regulations and procedures to enhance controls;
  • Oversee preparation of financial reports i.e. cash flow statements, bank reconciliation's etc.

    7. Chief Accountant

    1 Post

    Job Group M

    Requirements for Appointment:

  • Hold a first degree in finance or relevant field;
  • Have at least 7years’ hands on experience in a busy finance field;
  • Have CPA (K) or equivalent from accounting professional body and be of good standing;
  • Proficient in computer applications;
  • Mature and can work under minimum supervision.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist in preparation of final accounts,
  • Ensure safe custody of government assets and records as entrusted;
  • Authorizing and signing cheques on set limits;
  • Prepare timely and accurate financial reports.

    8. Senior Accountant

    1 Post

    Job Group L

    Requirements for Appointment:

  • Hold a degree in the relevant field of accounting and at least 3 years working experience OR
  • Have basic accounting and working experience of at least 7 years;
  • Have basic computer skills;
  • Good in analysis and communication skills.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Prepare timely and accurate financial reports;
  • Planning, directing, coordinating and supervising areas of control;
  • Certify and verify financial returns, payment vouchers etc.

    9. IFMIS Officers

    6 Posts

    Job Group K

    Requirements for Appointment:

  • Hold a degree in Information Technology, computer science, financial accounting or related and 2 years working experience; OR
  • Hold a diploma in similar fields and 5 years hands on experience;
  • Creative and innovative and can work for long hours with minimum supervision.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Integrate budget and budget execution data;
  • Provide information for data planning;
  • Facilitate financial statements;
  • Provide audit trail;
  • Provide timely, accurate, and consistent data for management and budget decision making;
  • Planning team member on policy formulation and execution.

    10. Deputy Director Economic Planning and Statistics

    1 Post

    Job Group Q

    Requirements for Appointment:

  • Hold a first degree in Economics, statistics mathematics or related field. A masters degree in similar field may be an added advantage;
  • Have at least 8 years working experience in economic planning;
  • Proficient in computer applications;
  • Analytical and good in figure work.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Deputizing the director of economic planning;
  • Collect and collate data and customize them for various planning needs;
  • Supervising the section heads and their operations in the department.

    11. Head of Macro Planning Unit

    1 Post

    Job Group P

    Requirements for Appointment:

  • Hold a first degree either in economics, statistics, mathematics or related field.
  • A masters degree holder in similar field may have an added advantage;
  • At least 8 years proven hands on working experience in planning;
  • Proficient in computer applications;
  • Analytical, creative and innovative;
  • Good team player and trainer.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate county economic policy formulation,
  • Review and follow up of county economic policies,
  • Provide leadership in sector working groups in the county, and
  • Preparation of County Integrated Development Plans and relating it with Kenya Vision 2030 and other national policies.

  • 12. Head of Sectoral Planning Unit

    1 Post

    Job Group P

    Requirements for Appointment:

  • Hold a first degree in economics, statistics, mathematics or related field.
  • A master’s degree holder in similar field may have an added advantage;
  • At least 8 years proven working experience in planning related field;
  • Proficient in computer applications;
  • Analytical, creative and innovative. and
  • Be a good team player and trainer.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Coordination of development of sector policies and programmes in conjunction with line departments;
  • Overseeing project expenditure management including project appraisal and public expenditure reviews, and
  • Assist in MTEF budgeting process in the county; and
  • Be a team player in preparation of County Integrated Development Plan.

    13. Head of Monitoring, Evaluation and Statistics Unit

    1 Post

    Job Group P

    Requirements for Appointment:

  • Hold a first degree in economics, statistics, mathematics, planning, engineering, financial accounting or related field.
  • A masters degree holder may have an added advantage;
  • Have at least 8 proven hands on working experience in project planning, development and management field;
  • Proficient in computer applications; and
  • Has good exposure of economic development issues for sustainable development.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop and oversee implementation of county M&E system;
  • Analysis of projects and programs progress reports;
  • Liaison with relevant stakeholders in project implementation;
  • Carry out capacity building functions project implementation;
  • Coordinate M&E in line departments; and
  • Avail routine statistical data on county projects and programmes to interested stakeholders.

    14. Senior Economist / Statisticians II

    3 Posts

    Job Group M

    Requirements for Appointment:

  • Hold a first degree in economics, statistics, mathematics or a related field.
  • A masters degree holder may have an added advantage;
  • Have working experience of at least 7 years in related planning field;
  • Proficient in computer applications;
  • Prolific in analysis and writing skills.
  • Has good understanding of development planning against utilization of scarce resources with highest impact.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Deputizing the section head,
  • Undertake day to day operations in the section under the supervision of the section heads, and
  • Assist county departments in planning matters;
  • Package county budget for various users including the ordinary citizens.

    15. Economist / Statisticians II

    6 Posts

    Job Group K

    Requirements for Appointment:

  • Hold a first degree in economics, statistics, mathematics or a related field;
  • Proficient in computer applications;
  • Analytical, creative and innovative;
  • Ability to prepare reports and even newsletters for county.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Monitoring and tracking development activities at the sub county level;
  • Coordination of development projects at the sub county levels through meetings and other stakeholder forums;
  • Custodian of county statistics at sub county level;
  • Technical backstopping to other county departments on development matters and project management;
  • Be in charge of sub county planning unit.

    16. Project Management Officers

    6 Posts

    Job Group H

    Requirements for Appointment:

  • A degree in development planning, community development or related field and at at least 2 years working experience; OR
  • Hold a Diploma in project management, community development or related field and at least 5 years working experience;
  • Have basic knowledge on computer applications; and
  • Ability to train communities in project planning, development and management.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Collection, analysis and collation of project progress information at sub county level;
  • Assist in M&E at sub county level; and
  • Preparation of reports from sub county level.

    D. Office of the County Secretary

    1. Director - Administration

    Re-advertisement

    1 Post

    Job Group R

    Requirements for Appointment:

  • A first degree holder in any of the following areas: Value Chain, Entrepreneurship, Accounting, Commerce, Planning, Community Development, Systems
  • Analysis, Management, Information Technology or any other related social science.
  • A master’s degree in related areas may be an added advantage;
  • Have at least 10 years hands on proven experience in a busy managerial working environment;
  • Have good interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Have proven experience in development planning;
  • Is innovative and creative;
  • Have a clear understanding of budgeting and budgetary control.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Reporting to the Chief Officer/County Secretary for allocation of duties and responsibilities;
  • Perform daily administrative matters and coordinate with the other entities in the county;
  • Assist in preparing minutes, reports and other statutory documentation;
  • Make replies to diverse queries from county assembly, staff members and members of the public;
  • Liaise with other departments in ensuring county policies and programmes are implemented;
  • Implement Articles 10 and 232 of the Constitution of Kenya in the Public Service; and
  • Design programmes that shall institute team-work and team-building spirit in the entire County Public Service.

    E. Office of the Governor

    1. County Secretary

    1 Post

    Job Group T

    Requirements for Appointment:

  • Hold a first degree in either of the following areas; Strategic Management, Administration, Law, Financial Management, Systems Analysis, or relevant qualifications from an institution recognised in Kenya.
  • Holder of a master’s degree may have an added advantage;
  • Have at least 10 years hands on working experience in a senior managerial position ;
  • Ability to take minutes, memoirs, draft speeches and write reports;
  • Be a systems analyst with hands-on experience in diverse issues;
  • Proficiency in computers;
  • Have good communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to multi-task and offer advisory services to interested stakeholders.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Co-ordinate all county activities;
  • Serve as the Secretary to the County Executive Committee;
  • Manage smooth working relationship between the National and County governments and inter county entities;
  • Communicate and oversee implementation of County decisions;
  • Design mechanisms that ensure the Office of the Governor and other inter-related Stakeholders work efficiently, effectively and in harmony;
  • Harmonize and oversee implementation of County Integrated Development Plan and annual County Budget to meet citizen expectations;
  • Head the County Public Service and procurement matters;
  • Design programmes and projects to institutionalize Articles 10 and 232 of the Constitution of Kenya.

    Total Emoluments: Ksh 225,000 X 18,750 pa-243,750 X 18750 pa – 262,500 X 18,750 pa X 281,250 X 18,750 pa to 300,000 per month.

    Other allowances and benefits are per the regular Salaries and Remuneration Commission terms.

    Terms of Service: Contract

    Health Staff shall in addition enjoy benefits per existing Health Staff Scheme.

    Kindly send or hand-deliver your application to the undersigned on or before Friday 31st October, 2014

    The Secretary
    Nyandarua County Public Service Board,
    P.O. Box 701-20303,
    Ol’ Kalou, Kenya

    Nyandarua County Government is an equal opportunity employer.

    Physically challenged and marginalized persons are encouraged to apply.


    The Banda School Nursery Teacher and Marketing Manager Jobs in Kenya

    The Banda School

    IAPS Co-educational, weekly boarding and day

    For January 2015 The Banda, a British Curriculum IAPS school (1 - 13 years) with small classes of friendly and motivated pupils, invites applications for the posts below.

    The school has an enviable reputation for academic, cultural and sporting excellence.

    1. Nursery Teacher

    The Pre-Prep Department requires a suitably qualified, experienced and enthusiastic teacher to join this thriving section of the school.

    Experience of working in a British Curriculum School and with this age group is essential.

    2. Marketing Manager

    The school seeks to appoint a highly skilled, experienced and creative Marketing Manager with excellent communication skills.

    The successful applicant will develop and execute marketing strategies to ensure growth and awareness of the organisation and should have previous experience of initiating effective marketing projects.

    The applicant must hold a University degree.

    A job description, person specification and teacher application form are available on the website.

    Completed teacher application form, letter of application, Curriculum Vitae, photograph, and names, addresses and telephone numbers of two referees should reach the Headmistress by Monday 3rd November, 2014.

    Tel: (00254-20) 8891220160 / 3547828

    Email: office@bandaschool.com


    SIBOWASCO Human Resource and Administration Manager Job in Siaya County, Kenya

    SIBOWASCO is a water service provider contracted by Lake Victoria South Water Services Board to provide water and sanitation services within Siaya County.

    We seek to competitively recruit a self motivated individual to fill the position of Human Resource and Administration Manager in the Company.

    Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate the human resources planning process for SIBOWASCO and facilitate the staff recruitment and selection process.
  • Ensure that all employment practices, compensation, employee benefits, and human resources programs are within established standards, procedures, guidelines, and policies of SIBOWASCO and local Labour laws.
  • Maintain contact with the labour industry, other organizations and government departments.
  • Facilitate periodic review and update of Human Resources policies and procedures in line with changes in the regulatory and labour environment.
  • Coordinate the performance management process to ensure that it is effective and that it is linked to the staff development programs.
  • Coordinate staff training and development programs.
  • Manage the process of staff appointments, which includes issuance, renewal and termination of contracts.
  • Provide administrative support, which includes maintenance of personnel records, payroll administration, processing of staff benefits and management of retirement benefits scheme.
  • Perform any other duties & responsibilities assigned.

    Job Specifications

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences/ Human Resource or any other related field;
  • Diploma in Human Resource Management, Personnel Management or any other related field;
  • Should be a member of a recognized professional body such as Institute of Personnel Management (IPM) or Institute of Certified Public Secretaries (CPS);
  • Ability to communicate effectively with staff at different levels with an organization is essential for the job;
  • A minimum of five (5) years work experience of which three (3) that must have been at a senior human resource management level in a busy organization

    Interested candidates are asked to send their hand written application letters, photocopy of their ID, academic certificates and other testimonials so as to reach us before or on 30th October, 2014.

    All application must be addressed to:

    The Managing Director
    SIBO Water and Sanitation Company Ltd
    P. O. Box 214 - 40600
    Siaya

    Tel : + 0708558944

    Fax : +254 20 8089277

    Email: sibo_wasco@yahoo.com


    Cooperazione Internazionale (COOPI) Regional Administrator Job in Nairobi Kenya

    Coopi is looking for a Regional Administrator in Nairobi.

    COOPI - Cooperazione Internazionale is an Italian non-governmental organization founded in 1965.

    We carry out development programs and emergency interventions in Africa, Latin America, Asia and the Balkans.

    We organize activities in Italy to foster the knowledge and the exchange among different cultures.

    The Regional Administrator will ensures the coordination, management, training and support for all administrative activities carried out at Regional Coordination level in the area (Kenya, Somalia, Uganda).

    Responsibilities

    Planning and coordination budget control:

  • He/she prepares and regularly monitors the Regional Coordination budget.
  • He/she monitors the sustainability of the Country Coordination and field offices under the Regional Coordination responsibility, and verifies the correct costs’ attribution/distribution;
  • Budget preparation and projects’ economic-financial control:
  • He/she verifies the sustainability and correct management of all goods owned by COOPI or by the projects, in collaboration with the Country Coordination logistics (Inventory and “CAMELOT”).
  • He/she manages and supervises the financial movements and the funds coming from donors to the projects under the Regional Coordination responsibility (anticipations and tranches reception);
  • He/she controls all intermediate and final financial reports to be transmitted to the donors for all different countries, before transmitting them to Milan;
  • For all those countries which have no Administrative Coordinator, he/she covers that role;
  • He/she ensures the collection, filing and control of all vouchers related to projects which are directly managed by the Regional Coordination;
  • He/she goes on support, monitoring and training missions to the countries under the coordination’s responsibility, in coordination with the Administrative Desk in Milan;
  • He/she is responsible for preparing and carrying out audits conducted at Regional oordination.
  • He/she will develop, propose and follow-up the policies on: recruitment, salary scales, contracts, training, and evaluation.

    Qualification, Competence and Attributes

  • University degree in social sciences, business or technical sciences.
  • A minimum of ten years of relevant working experience is required.
  • At least seven years of demonstrated successful experience in international relief and development in a similar position is required.
  • Demonstrated effective verbal and written communication, negotiation skills, multi-tasking and organizational skills.
  • Experience in working in conflict-zone environments a plus.
  • Fluency in Italian and English language.
  • Computer literate.

    To apply send a CV and a motivation letter at coord.nairobi@coopi.org

    Deadline for application 24 October 2014, within 11.00 am.


    National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) Jobs in Kenya

    1. Manager, Enforcement Operations

    Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To undertake day to day command of the Authority’s safety enforcement operations and activities;
  • To collect and prepare daily statistics on road crashes and road safety compliance levels across the country;
  • To liaise with the Traffic Police department and other law enforcement agents for coordination of enforcement operations countrywide;
  • Undertake road safety awareness creation and road user education.

    Job Requirements:

  • Must possess a Bachelor’s degree from a recognized institution.
  • Practical work experience of at least 5 years managing operations in a busy environment.
  • Good and in-depth understanding of fleet management, security operations planning and coordination, personnel training and coaching.
  • Proficiency in accident investigation methodologies.
  • Team player with excellent interpersonal skills.

    2. Manager, County Road Safety

    Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate all County Road Transport Committees;
  • Coordinate agencies involved in road safety programs and initiatives;
  • Initiate and coordinate road safety awareness programs;
  • Monitor and prepare reports on road safety performance for each county.

    Job Requirements:

  • Must possess a Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university
  • Post Graduate qualification in Project Planning and Management.
  • Demonstrate exemplary leadership and administrative skills.
  • Team player with excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Possess work experience of at least 5 years coordinating programs at national level.
  • Knowledge of proposal writing and fundraising.
  • Knowledge of project/program monitoring and evaluation.

    3. Enforcement Officers

    Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Undertake safety enforcement operations and activities;
  • Prepare daily reports on compliance and detection of traffic violations and offences;
  • Visit crash scenes to record evidence and participate in road crashes investigations and reporting;
  • Participate in road safety awareness creation and road user education;
  • Participate in behaviour change programs.

    Job Requirements:

  • Must possess a Bachelor’s degree or a Diploma from a recognized institution of higher learning.
  • Qualification in criminology, lead Auditing, Investigation, Training will be an added advantage.
  • 2 years relevant working experience
  • Team player with excellent interpersonal skills.

    4. Clerical Officers

    Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Capture all motor vehicle inspection activities as directed.
  • Maintains records of all motor vehicles and Plants.
  • Reconcile motor inspection sticker issuance with revenue.
  • Provides first hand help desk solutions to routine administration matters at the inspection centres.
  • Any other duties as assigned from time to time

    Job Requirements

  • O level Grade C or equivalent
  • Minimum of 2 years of working experience performing Clerical duties
  • Certificate in Business management

    Interested candidates are required to apply as follows:

    All candidates must attach the following documents with their application letters; curriculum vitae; copies of certificates; and a certificate of good conduct from Criminal Investigations Departments.

    All applications must have the reference on the envelope and should reach the address below on or before 31st October 2014

    The Director General
    National Transport and Safety Authority.
    Hill Park Plaza, Upper Hill Road
    P.O. Box, 3602 -00506
    Nairobi.


    IPSTC Gender Specialist Job in Nairobi Kenya

    Vacancy Announcement: Gender Specialist

    Background:

    The International Peace Support Training Centre (IPSTC) is a Research and Training institution focusing on regional peace support capacity building to respond to conflicts through preventive, management, recovery and peace building measures.

    The centre is a key player in the Africa Peace and Security Architecture (APSA) with its strategic focus in the Eastern Africa Region.

    IPSTC in collaboration with the support of the UN Women wishes to engage a competent Gender Specialist to spearhead the integration of gender in Peace Support Operations in Kenya.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    This position is located in Peace and Security Research Department (PSRD), IPSTC, Karen in Nairobi.

    The successful candidate will develop gender policy, integrate gender equality in PSO, and contribute to capacity building of women in Kenya who are involved in PSO initiative.

    Specific Tasks

    Programme Development and Management

  • Carry out Gender Needs Assessment (GNA) and development of Gender Policy at IPSTC
  • Support, coordinate and oversee all the gender related activities at the centre
  • Design and formulate project activities in line with the priorities of the project
  • Responsible for prompt internal and external reporting as per the approved guidelines

    Provide strategic advice

  • Guide IPSTC on integrating gender in programmes in PSOs
  • Design capacity building, trainings and awareness raising initiatives to stakeholders on the importance of implementing UNSCR 1325 and other normative frameworks that promote human and women rights
  • Develop tools and guidelines on integrating gender in PSOs
  • Responsible for monitoring achievements of related results
  • Facilitate knowledge building and sharing
  • Organize local and regional cross-learning initiatives on the best ways to mainstream gender in the centre and in programmes.
  • Facilitate curriculum design and researches on women’s role in peace and security in Kenya

    Qualifications and Professional Experience:

  • Masters Degree related to the field of Gender Studies.
  • Minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in gender, preferably in the areas of conflict prevention, conflict management and post conflict peace building.
  • Has research and analytical skills.
  • Knowledgeable on programme management tools, results based management and reporting.
  • Experience of making presentations and delivering lectures to large audiences is required.
  • Relevant experience in curriculum design and training evaluation
  • Experience in organising events/workshops/symposiums and writing occasional papers, issues briefs and Newsletter is desirable.

    To apply, please send your resume, including publications done within the last five years, current remuneration and expected remuneration, current notice period and cover letter to

    The Director,
    International Peace Support Training
    Centre, Westwood Park Road,
    P.O Box 24232 – 00502, Karen,
    Nairobi, Kenya

    OR email to: jobs@ipstc.org by 6pm

    on Friday ,31 October 2014.

    Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.


    KTDA Web Developer Job in Kenya

    Kenya Tea Development Agency (MS) Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of KTDA Holdings Ltd and a key player in the tea industry providing management services to the smallholder tea sub-sector for efficient production, processing and marketing of quality teas.

    To ensure continued success and growth, we are seeking for a dynamic and highly talented individual to join our management team in the following exciting and challenging position.

    Web Developer

    One (1) Position

    Reports To: General Manager, ICT Supervision: None

    Broad Function: Development and maintenance of all web related applications for KTDA

    Key Responsibilities

  • Implementing and maintaining websites and applications
  • Performing applications maintenance
  • Performing content and technical analysis for web development
  • Responding to customer’s and keep the customers informed of the application changes

    Skills Required:

    Academic Qualifications

  • Degree in computer sciences
  • Professional Qualifications
  • Diploma or Certificate in Web development

    Minimum years of Experience

  • 3 Years hands-on in Web Development

    Competencies:

  • Knowledge of web applications e.g Java, ASP, XML
  • Web development, Net weaver and workflow experience
  • Experience with front end technologies including HTML5, CSS3, Javascript, Jquery
  • Experience with ABAP and/or Java Webdynpro an added advantage
  • SAP Cloud Portal Experience (optional
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines

    How to Apply

    If you fulfill the above requirements and wish to be considered, please write to us enclosing your cover letter and a detailed CV to reach the undersigned not later than 31st October 2014.

    Group General Manager – Human Resources & Administration,
    Kenya Tea Development Agency Ltd,
    P.O. Box 30213 – 00100,
    Nairobi

    Email: recruitment@ktdateas.com


    UNDP Jobs in Kenya

    UNDP Kenya invites applications for the following positions:

    1. RFP for Development of the Kenya National Guidelines for Stakeholder Engagement and Free Prior Informed Consent with Associated Operational Materials for REDD United Nations Development Programme

    Request for Proposals (RFP): RFP/UNDPKEN/017/2014

    Development of the Kenya National Guidelines for Stakeholder Engagement and Free Prior Informed Consent with Associated Operational Materials for REDD

    Background:

    The forestry sector, mainly through deforestation and forest degradation, accounts for about 17% of global greenhouse gas emissions, larger than the entire global transport sector.

    Tropical developing countries, home to much of the world’s forests, cannot currently benefit under the Kyoto Protocol for reducing emissions from deforestation or forest degradation, conservation of forest carbon stocks and restoration of forests.

    The need to establish an international Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD+) mechanism has been recognized and agreed through UNFCCC decisions.

    Some of the most important decisions include the Decision 2/CP.13 (Bali Action Plan), Decision 1/CP.16 (Cancun Agreements), and the latest Warsaw Agreement on REDD+.

    In response to these decisions and requests from countries the UN Collaborative Programme on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries (UN-REDD Programme) was established to,

    i) assist developing countries to prepare and implement national REDD+ strategies and systems and

    ii) provide international support in order to enable the development of normative solutions and standardized approaches.

    In Kenya, REDD+ is implemented through a national REDD+ office, within the Ministry of Environment, Water and Natural Resources, and led by the National Coordinator for REDD+.

    Objective:

    Seeking a national Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) or Indigenous Peoples Organization (IPO) to draft and carry out consultations on two separate sets of national guidelines, on stakeholder engagement and FPIC in REDD+, respectively, and develop associated operational materials.

    All materials will be developed in English; these can later be translated into national/local languages as needed, but the latter is beyond the scope of this ToRs.

    2. Post Title: Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist

    Contract Type: FTA

    Grade / Band: NOD

    Direct Supervisor: Head of Resident Coordinator’s Office / Strategic Planning Adviser

    Duration: One year, renewable subject to funding and performance

    Date of Issue: 22 October 2014

    Closing Date: 31 October 2014

    Background: UNDP is seeking the services of a Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist to be based at the Country Office in Nairobi.

    Under the overall guidance of the UN Resident Coordinator, and the direct supervision of Head of RCO Office/Strategic Adviser in the Resident Coordinators Office (RCO), the Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist will be responsible for the coordination and operationalization of the results-based Planning, monitoring, evaluation and reporting system of the 2014-2018 United Nations Development Assistance Framework.

    The M&E Specialist will have the lead role in improving the quality and results orientation of UNDAF supported Monitoring and Evaluation Framework and in developing institutional capacity in results-based management (RBM).

    He or She will work in close consultation with UNFPA being the lead agency for Monitoring and Evaluation of the UNDAF as well as the UN Monitoring and Evaluation Technical Working Group.

    Required Skills and Experience:

    Education:

  • Master’s degree in Economics, Development Studies, Demography, Statistics, or equivalent domain;
  • Post graduate degree, Diplomas,
  • Certificates or courses taken in project management, RBM and/or M&E

    Experience:

  • 10 years post qualification experience with 10 years of increasingly responsible professional experience in the field of monitoring and evaluation.
  • Experience in aid coordination M&E mechanisms;
  • Prior experience working with the UN system or other multilateral interagency coordination would be an asset;
  • Computer literate;
  • Excellent analytical and writing and verbal communication skills;
  • Excellent knowledge of English. Working knowledge of Kiswahili

    3. Post Title: UN Coordination Associate

    Contract Type: FTA

    Grade/Band: G6

    Direct Supervisor: Head of Resident Coordinator’s Office / Strategic Planning Adviser

    Duration: One year, renewable subject to funding and performance

    Background:

    Under the overall guidance of the UN Resident coordinator and direct supervision of the Head of the Resident Coordinator’s office (RCO), The UN Coordination Associate provides lead support in the operations and execution of services in the UN Resident Coordinators Office and for the UN Country Team by managing administration, resources and financial management, logistical arrangements, assets of the office and client relations as well as facilitating UN activities implementation.

    Required Skills and Experience:

    Education:

  • Completion of Secondary Education.
  • A University Degree in Social Sciences (includes Business Administration, Economics, Law, International Relations, Development Studies, Political Sciences) or related fields is an advantage

    Experience:

  • 5 to 7 years of progressively responsible and substantive administrative or programme experience is required at the national or international level.
  • Strong computer literacy and experience is requirement (usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.) and advance knowledge of spreadsheet and database packages).
  • Excellent knowledge of English.
  • Working knowledge of Kiswahili.

    Date of Issue: 23 October 2014

    Closing Date: 31 October 2014

    4. Post Title: UN Coordination Analyst

    Contract Type: FTA

    Grade / Band: NOB

    Direct Supervisor: Head of Resident Coordinator’s Office/Strategic Planning Adviser

    Duration: One year, renewable subject to funding and performance.

    Background:

    Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Head of the Resident Coordinator’s office, the UN Coordination Analyst strengthens capacity of the UN Country Team, analyses political, social and economic trends and provides inputs to preparation of country programming products including the Common Country Assessment (CCA) and

    United Nations Development Assistance Frameworks (UNDAFs),supports the national strategies setting,provides assistance to Strategic Results Groups,

    The Program Management and Oversight Group (PMOG) and the National Steering Committee in the development and implementation of the collaborative and joint programmes and monitors progress towards the realization of the UNDAF,

    The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), sustainable human development goals, provides support to agencies without field representation to access national systems and for national counterparts to access the expertise of agencies without field representation.

    Required Skills and Experience:

    Education:

  • Master’s Degree or equivalent in Economics, Social Sciences, International Relations, Political Sciences or related field.

    Experience:

  • 2 years of relevant experience at the national or international level in providing management advisory services.
  • Hands-on experience in design, monitoring and evaluation of development projects.
  • Knowledge about the UN and RC systems would be an advantage.
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages.
  • Experience in handling of web based management systems.
  • Excellent knowledge of English. Working knowledge of Kiswahili

    Date of Issue: 23 October 2014

    Closing Date: 31 October 2014

    Application Process

    For the full Terms of Reference (TOR), please visit UNDP Kenya’s website; UNDP Jobs in Kenya

    Sealed proposal documents comprising the technical proposal and the financial proposal in separate sealed envelopes clearly marked “RFP/UNDPKEN/017/2014 – Development of the Kenya National Guidelines for stakeholder engagement and free prior informed consent with associated operational materials for REDD+, should be dropped at the UNDP Tender BOX placed at the main entrance reception of UN Complex in Gigiri and addressed to:

    United Nations Development Programme
    Attn.: The Deputy Country Director (Operations)
    The United Nations Development Programme – Kenya Office
    UN Complex Gigiri, PO Box 30218, 00100
    Nairobi, Kenya

    The closing date for submissions is Friday 31 October 2014 by 16.00 hrs (4.00 p.m. Kenya time)

    A pre-bidding conference will be held at the main UNDP conference room, block n, ground floor, UN complex on Wednesday, 22 October 2014 at 11.00 a.m

    Interested bidders wishing to attend the pre-bidding conference shall send the names of their representatives by e-mail to: procurement.ken@undp.org , not later than Friday 31 October 2014 by 16.00 hrs for UNDP to be able to facilitate access to the UN Complex.

    Kindly remember to bring a national ID.

    UNDP Kenya reserves the right to accept or reject any submissions.


    UNES Jobs in Nairobi Kenya

    University of Nairobi Enterprises and Services Limited (UNES) Ltd was established in 1996 as the commercial arm of the University of Nairobi.

    It was charged with the responsibility of promoting and coordinating income-generating activities in the University.

    UNES Management invites suitably qualified persons to apply and competitively fill the following vacant positions:

    1. Sales Representatives

    Ref: UNES/B/SR/10/14

    Six Month Contract

    4 Positions

    Reports to the Head Bookstores

    Job Description

  • Carrying out sales and marketing activities in designated territories
  • Ensuring customer orders are concluded in time.
  • Developing customer database
  • Assisting in Market research, price survey
  • Filing daily, weekly and monthly reports as appropriate
  • Recording of customer complaints

    Job Specification

  • A Diploma in Business Administration a c plain in KCSE
  • At least two (2) years experience in sales and marketing in publishing industry
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Good communication, interpersonal and analytical skills
  • Computer literate

    2. System Supervisor

    Ref: UNES/B/SS/10/14

    Grade 9

    1 Position

    Reports to the Head Bookstore

    Job Description

    The System Supervisor will perform the following:

  • Track daily transactions in the Retail Management System (RMS) to ensure completeness and accuracy;
  • Control stock movement in the RMS
  • Conduct daily stock reconciliation and submit reports of any variances;
  • Ensure that that RMS is running smoothly
  • Monitor reorder levels to ensure that key items are restocked promptly;
  • Any other duty that may be assigned by the supervisor.

    Job Specification:

    The holder of this position must have:

  • A Diploma in Information Technology or related field from a recognized institution and must have attained grade C+ in KCSE;
  • Two years experience in a busy multi-store retail setup;
  • In-depth knowledge of retail management systems especially Microsoft Dynamics RMS;
  • Ability to work under pressure with minimum or no supervision;
  • Technical skills in management and maintenance of networks and communication infrastructure equipment and peripherals;
  • Analytical and diagnostic skills;
  • Information systems implementation and support skills;
  • PC security and software installation and configuration skills;
  • Excellent communication (spoken and written) skills, including the ability to explain and present technical information;
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective and working relations with sensitivity and respect for diversity.

    3. ICT Officer I

    Ref: UNES/ICTO/10/14

    Grade 6

    1 Position

    Reports to: Senior ICT officer

    Job Description

    Under the supervision of the Senior ICT Officer, perform the following:

  • Administer servers to ensure that the systems and services are functioning optimally and as required;
  • Support MIS Systems including ERPs and business specific applications,
  • Implement business continuity strategies and plans including backing up of all enterprise systems and testing the backups to ensure data integrity;
  • Monitor ICT infrastructure to ensure minimal downtime and that equipment including computers, printers, network devices work efficiently;
  • Troubleshoot and carry out maintenance on servers and server room equipment as per policy guidelines;
  • Upgrade operating system patches and anti-virus programs
  • Install and monitor domain server traffic, usage and performance on a regular basis;
  • Develop and maintain the company website and ensure that it is updated regularly;
  • Provide IT technical support to staff and conduct regular in-house training for staff; and Respond to user support issues;
  • To perform any other duties assigned by the Senior ICT Officer

    Job Specification:

  • Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or related area from a recognized institution;
  • Post qualification certification in windows, Cisco, etc;
  • Advanced knowledge of MS Office products.
  • Knowledge of MS dynamics NAV is desirable;
  • At least 3 years hand-on experience in network and systems administration, user support and Systems Integration in a busy environment;
  • Web design and development with Content Management systems.
  • In-depth exposure to computer software, database applications , hardware and networking;
  • Ability to work independently in a result oriented multi-tasking and multi-cultural environment and manage conflicting priorities;

    How to Apply

    Applicants interested in the above positions should submit the following:

    Cover letter detailing why they want to be considered for the position applied, as well as current and expected gross salary.

    Detailed CV including at minimum:

  • Biographical data including: Full names, current mailing address, current telephone contacts, email address
  • Employment history to date.
  • Ensure that specific start and end dates are included.
  • Educational history to date, clearly detailing the program, certificate obtained, and completion date.
  • Names of 3 referees.
  • Copies of ALL Academic and Professional Certificates and testimonials.
  • Completed Personal Data Form (CLICK HERE to download).
  • Indicate the Job Reference Number on the Envelope.
  • Submit 5 copies of all the documents required; Applications, detailed current CV highlighting qualifications and experience, Academic and professional certificates.

    All applications to reach the undersigned on or before the Application Deadline

    Head Human Resources & Administration Services,
    UNES Limited
    P.O. Box 68241-00200
    Nairobi

    Application Deadline: 31st October 2014

    Only shortlisted applicants shall be contacted.

    UNES is an equal opportunity employer; persons with disabilities meeting the indicated criteria are encouraged to apply


    Agricultural Finance Corporation Head of Internal Audit Job in Kenya

    The Agricultural Finance Corporation [AFC] is a state Corporation whose objective is to provide quality and sustainable customer focused financial services for the development of the agricultural sector in Kenya.

    In order to achieve this objective, the Corporation wishes to invite applications from exceptionally talented, results driven, self-motivated and qualified applicants for the position of Head of Internal Audit.

    Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Head of Internal Audit has the functional reporting to the Board’s Audit Committee.

    Responsibilities

  • Develops and recommends policies and procedures for the Internal Audit function and directs its technical and administrative functions;
  • Develops and executes a comprehensive audit program for the evaluation of the management controls provided for the Corporation’s activities;
  • Trains, instructs and supervises subordinate professional, technical and other personnel;
  • Interprets and explains legislation, rules, regulations and procedures as applied and related to the auditing of programs and operations at the Corporation to subordinate staff, management, vendors, contracting agencies, and others;
  • Directs specialized auditing programs to assist management in the evaluation and control of program operations so as to maintain compliance to standards and conformance to financial obligations;
  • Approves proposed audits, field operations and procedures, and field reports pertaining to internal audit programs;
  • Supervises auditing of all units and establishments of the Corporation, and determines scope of investigation required;
  • Makes reports to Management and the Board based on reports and audits; and recommends solutions to problems identified through audits;
  • Liaises with departmental heads to ensure audit findings and recommendations are fully accepted and implemented;
  • Consults with Management concerning audit findings and recommends improvements of management controls;
  • Directs the conduct of the more difficult audits involving complex problems and procedures;
  • Handles the performance management; supervision and development of staff within the Internal Audit Department;
  • Performs other related work as assigned.

    Qualifications and Experience

  • B Com. – Accounting option or Equivalent
  • General Masters Degree
  • CPA (K)
  • Supervisory Management course
  • 10 years’ experience at a senior position in a relevant and comparable Institution /field

    How to Apply

    Applications with detailed curriculum vitae including three referees with their current telephone contacts, copies of certificates and testimonials should be addressed to:

    The Managing Director
    Agricultural Finance Corporation
    Development House 7th Floor, Moi Avenue
    P.O. Box 30367 – 00100 GPO
    Nairobi

    Or

    For more information and job application details, see; Agricultural Finance Corporation Head of Internal Audit Job in Kenya

    Closing date for applications is Friday 31st October 2014 at 5.00 pm.

    AFC is an equal opportunity Employer. Lack of inclusions of all details as sought for or any form of canvassing shall lead to automatic disqualification.

    Successful candidates will be offered competitive salary and benefits package.

    Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.


    Development Alternatives, Inc. Team Leader - Technical Assistance to Instruments for Devolution Advice and Support (IDEAS) project Job Vacant

    Team Leader - Technical Assistance to Instruments for Devolution Advice and Support (IDEAS) project

    About DAI:

    DAI is a global development company with corporate offices in the United Kingdom and the United States, and representation worldwide. DAI has worked on the frontlines of international development, tackling fundamental social and economic development problems caused by inefficient markets, ineffective governments, and instability. Currently, DAI is delivering results that matter in some 80 countries.

    Our integrated development solutions turn ideas into impact by bringing together fresh combinations of expertise and innovation across multiple disciplines—crisis mitigation and stability operations, democratic governance and public sector management, agriculture and agribusiness, private sector development and financial services, economics and trade, HIV/AIDS and disease control, water and natural resources management, and energy and climate change.

    Our clients include international development agencies, international lending institutions, private corporations and philanthropies, and national governments.

    Objectives of the project:

    Technical assistance (TA) will deliver support to and strengthen the technical capacities of the Ministry of Devolution and Planning, the Commission for Revenue Allocation (CRA) and 10 counties selected for local economic development grants under the IDEAS project.

    It will focus on long-term assistance to project management and short-term technical assistance to the CRA and on demand from the beneficiary counties.

    TA will be covered by 2 lots:

    Lot 1: TA to the Ministry of Devolution and Planning;

    Lot 2: TA to the Commission for Revenue Allocation.

    Length of the project:Lot 1 – 48 months, Lot 2 – 12 months

    Start Date: March 2015

    Experience and Qualifications – Team Leader Lot 1:

    Excellent communication skills

    Fluency in English

    At least 10 years of professional experience in the area related to the project’s description

    Previous experience working as Team Leader on long term assignments, preferably in the region

    Previous experience working in capacity strengthening for local economic development/public financial management/local government administration

    Previous working experience in relation to devolution

    Previous working experience in Sub-Saharan Africa and Kenya will be considered an asset

    Experience and Qualifications – Team Leader Lot 2:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Fluency in English
  • At least 10 years of professional experience in the area related to the project’s description
  • Previous experience working as Team Leader on long term assignments, preferably in the region
  • Previous experience working in institutional strengthening in intergovernmental relations and public financial management
  • Previous working experience in relation to devolution
  • Previous working experience in Sub-Saharan Africa and Kenya will be considered an asset

    How to apply:

    For more information and job application details, see; Team Leader - Technical Assistance to Instruments for Devolution Advice and Support (IDEAS) project

    Deadline for Application: 7th November 2014

    "Please note that all profiles are indicative only and therefore subject to change once the ToR is made available."


    African Union - InterAfrican Bureau for Animal Resources Jobs in Kenya

    Consultancy to Conduct Review of the Past and Present Fisheries Access Arrangements in Selected Member States of The African Union (Re-Publication)

    Introduction

    The African continent continues to attract many foreign fleets to exploit their marine resources under fishing access agreements.

    These agreements should enable these African countries to maximize profits from their fisheries resources in terms of convertible currency, tax revenues, and financial assistance, as example, to support artisanal fisheries development, increase fish supplies in local market etc.

    United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) provided the legal and economic justification for negotiating fisheries access agreement between coastal states and nations or multilateral organizations.

    But unfortunately today most African coastal countries do not enjoy the full benefits of fishing access arrangements.

    Accordingly, African Union Interafrican Bureau for Animal Resources (AU-IBAR) conducted two continental training workshops in 2012, Abidjan and Douala on fisheries access arrangements.

    The Policy Framework and Strategy for Reform of Fisheries and Aquaculture was adopted by 23rd summit of African Heads of States and Governments in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, June 2014.

    To contribute to the implementation of this Policy document, the African Union has received support from the European Union to implement a project on "Strengthening institutional capacity to improve the governance of the fisheries and aquaculture sector in Africa".

    One of the expected outcomes of this project is to strengthen the capacity of African countries and promote regional arrangements for improved negotiation of fair fishing access agreements.

    It is in this context that this consultancy is organized initially in West and Central Africa and later to other regions of the Continent.

    Justification

    In most coastal states within the African Large Marine Ecosystem (LMEs), living marine living resources constitute the most important national resources in terms of food security, economic growth and poverty reduction.

    A successful negotiation for fisheries access is therefore an important strategy to ensure sustainability of fisheries operations and equitable benefits.

    CAMFA 1 specifically recommended: "that Fisheries access agreement be negotiated at regional level and Regional Economic Communities to provide a supporting role, in order to increase benefits for African countries".

    However, AU Member States are generally deficient in financial capital and technological know-how and do not have adequate national fishing fleets to efficiently exploit their fisheries resources.

    Hence the need for access arrangements in exchange for financial returns and other benefits.

    Over the last decade or so, there has been growing perception amongst African coastal states that they are receiving disproportionate compensation from exploitation of their coastal resources by distant water fishing fleets.

    Thus whilst some African countries have apparently received substantial benefits from fishing access arrangements, others have not due to benefits from outsourcing the exploitation of their fisheries resources.

    This disparity in economic benefits could be attributed to the observation that many of the countries lack the requisite capacities to effectively negotiate fair agreements that would yield equitable (proportionate) reward for exploitation of their fish resources.

    This situation is worsened by lack of scientific or technical collaboration between regional or sub-regional countries.

    In order to further enhance capacities of African countries and regional institutions, it is important to share information on lessons and best practices from selected African countries that have implemented fisheries arrangements or are in the middle of implementing such arrangements.

    In view of transboundary natures of the issues, in particular for migratory and straddling stocks, it is also critical to build and/or strengthen regional capacity for negotiation fair and equitable fisheries access arrangements.

    Briefing by the AU-IBAR;

  • Consultation meetings with the national and regional fishing access agreements relevant Authorities;
  • Conduct assessment of institutional and technical capacities of the AU member States to negociate fishing access agreements.
  • Review other regions with regional frameworks or arrangements or agreement for fisheries managements, preferably for access regimes
  • Review the institutional set-up, mandate to fishing access agreements activities of existing RFBs in each region of the continent ;
  • Conduct consultations with stakeholders including Ministries or Departments of
  • Fisheries, Justice, Cooperation, Trade and Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), involved in the fishing access agreements;
  • Conduct review of the essential elements or components for regional cooperation for the grouped fishing access agreements;
  • Finalize the draft documents taking into account of the conclusions and recommendations made by the AU-IBAR;
  • Compilation of the required reports as outlined in Section "Reporting Requirements" of this Terms of Reference.

    Location

    The consultancy would predominantly be desk, online research and by correspondences. But where necessary, field trips would be undertaken to respective AU MS.

    Commencement date & Period of implementation

    The intended commencement date is 20 November 2014 and the period of implementation of the contract will be 30 days from this date.

    Qualification and Experiences

    1. Conduct Review of the Past and Present Fisheries Access Arrangements in Selected Member States of The African Union (Re-Publication)

    Objectives

    The overall objective of this consultation is to develop a baseline document that packaged lessons and best practices on the past and present fishing access agreements in West and Central Africa for creating awareness on the continent.

    The specific objectives are to:

  • Carry out a review of past and present access fishing arrangements highlighting details of the agreements in selected countries, including terms of the agreements, outcomes, shortcomings and impacts, between 2000 and 2013 in selected countries in West and Central Africa.
  • Assess the impacts of access fishing arrangements negotiations on the fisheries sector, i.e. what proportion of the resources from these negotiation have been invested back in the sector
  • Identifying the types of access arrangements – e.g. joint venture, Government to Governments, partnerships etc. and the underlying advantages and disadvantages for AU member states including some success stories and lessons learnt
  • Evaluate the challenges encountered in the effective implementation of the terms of the agreements and recommendations to overcome these challenges, including the impact of these arrangements on AU member states
  • Assess the negotiation capacity of the selected AU member states in fishing access agreements, identifying areas of strength and weakness
  • For each of the countries, document the experiences in the forms of lessons and best practices for the types of access arrangements,
  • Examine the opportunities and bottlenecks for regional cooperation in the fishing access agreements and other access arrangements negotiations,
  • Review existing regional arrangements or frameworks, if any, for the fishing access agreements cooperation, their effectiveness, strengthen and weaknesses and recommendations for improvements, e.g. the terms of the agreements
  • Analyze the obstacles to the establishment of the collaboration for the joint negotiations of the fishing access arrangements in African countries, outlining the possible roles of regional institutions
  • Identify capacity and institutional needs and make proposals for strengthening the negotiation capacity and institutional frameworks for equitable and sustainable in fishing access arrangements and other access arrangements at national and regional levels respectively
  • Develop a framework for establishment of a regional mechanism for negotiating fishing access arrangements for shared at regional level

    Expected Results

  • A detailed Report complete on the situation of the fishing access agreements and other access arrangement in identified countries from West and Central Africa including packaged information on lessons and best practices on fisheries access arrangements in the selected countries

  • Technical Paper on proposals on options for strengthening the capacity of AU member states negotiating fair and sustainable fisheries access agreements
  • A framework for establishing regional mechanism for negotiating fisheries access arrangements.

    Specific Actvities

    These activities will be implemented simultaneously through the engagement of one individual consultancy for each of the two Regions of Africa: Western and Central.

    Consultant will carry out following specific activities to produce a comprehensive baseline document that packaged lessons and best practices on the past and present fishing access agreements in West and Central Africa:

    Qualification

    Advanced degree in the field of fisheries management and/International maritime affairs, including policy, legal issues on ocean governance or equivalents.

    Experience and Technical Skills

  • Over 10 years of professional experiences in the field of the fisheries management,
  • At least five years experience in direct or indirect implementing or managing fishing access agreements and other access arrangements negotiations in Africa,
  • Familiarization of relevant international instruments, e.g. UNCLOS, Compliance agreement with specific regards to flag state responsibilities etc.,
  • Sound knowledge of regional and international issues on the fishing access agreements and other access arrangements,
  • Knowledge of the regional agenda of the fisheries organizations and other institutions e.g. RFBs, RFMO and RECs concerning sustainable management of the fisheries resources in Africa,
  • Proven experience of the fisheries management and development issues in the
  • Western and Central African regions
  • Working experience with international organizations active in the fishing access agreements and other access arrangement in Africa,
  • Excellent ability to write and communicate in English or French and working knowledge of one of the two languages.

    Reports

    Reporting Requirements

    The Consultant is required to prepare the following technical reports in English/French:

  • An Inception Report (IcTR) within 5 days of commencing duty.
  • The ITR should not be longer than 10 pages and must include the proposed methodology, the calendar and programme of activities, RFBs to visit, people to meet and an outline of the contents of the Final Technical Report.
  • An Interim Technical Report (InTR), to be delivered at a time agreed in the IcTR;
  • The Final Technical Report (FTR), taking into account contributions and comments from the relevant RFBs.
  • The draft final report must be submitted at least 5 days before the end of the period of implementation of the tasks.
  • If required a second draft FTR will be requested for submission.
  • Submission of Technical Proposals

    For this consultancy, the applicants should submit only Technical PROPOSAL which should include:

  • Outlining methodologies, for collecting detailed information as per the tasks assigned to this consultancy.
  • A profile and CVs of the consultant(s) undertaking the work indicating relevant experience and contribution of each one of them in the study.
  • Other relevant information showing past experience in related field, demonstrate your expertise by showing the experience, academic background, an inventory of past and current assignments of similar nature.
  • Contact addresses (Postal, email and telephone) of at least three referees and any other information that may show the consultant's ability to carry out the assignment to satisfaction.

    Supervision

    The successful consultant will work under the supervision of AU-IBAR.

    Selection of the Consultant

    The selection of the consultant will be based on the technical evaluation.

    The Consultant with the highest technical score will be selected.

    Payment of the Consultant

    The professional fee of each consultancy is fixed at US$ 9,000 (nine thousand US Dollars).

    The field trip and DSA related to this consultancy will be taken in charge by AU-IBAR.

    The final Payment should be subject to delivery and clearance by IBAR.

    2. Review of Status of Monitoring, Control, Surveillance (MCS) Systems in Africa with the Aim of Strengthening National and Regional Capacities

    Objectives

    The overall objective of this consultation is to develop a baseline document on the current state of monitoring, control and surveillance of fisheries in the five regions of Africa.

    The specific objectives are to:

  • Assess the capacity for MCS in the AU member States and their effectiveness,
  • strengthen and weakness,
  • Identify difficulties and challenges related to capacity building for monitoring fisheries Member States of the AU,
  • Make a thorough examination of fisheries Observers Programs in AU countries,
  • Assess the status of vessels registers and analyze the obstacles to the establishment and/or non-operationalization of vessel registers (domestic and regional) as essential elements for effective MCS,
  • Examine the legal framework for MCS and identify the causes of weakness and/or lack of enforcement of laws and regulations in force in the AU countries for an effective deterrent against infractions in the industrial and artisanal fisheries,
  • Review regional arrangements, if any, for MCS cooperation, their effectiveness, strengthen and weaknesses,
  • Assessing/identifying challenges and constraints for regional cooperation in the fight against IUU fishing,
  • Propose a framework for establishment of regional accord for MCS, e.g. MCS Centre,
  • Analyze the results obtained in the context of other national or regional past or current projects in the fighting against IUU fishing for the best practices, success stories and lessons learnt,
  • Make proposals for effective and sustainable monitoring capacity of fisheries in AU Member States,
  • Make proposals for a framework for establishing regional collaboration for establishing or strengthening regional MCS centre.

    Expected Result

  • Comprehensive report on the situation of Monitoring, Control and Surveillance Systems in member states of the African Union and in the five regions of the continent.
  • Technical paper on proposals on options for strengthening the institutional capacity of MCS system within the framework of regional cooperation for an effective fight against IUU fishing in Africa
  • Recommendations on intervention areas for support to strengthening MCS systems in AU member states and regional MCS centres categorized into short-term, medium term and long-term.
  • A framework for regional cooperation for MCS.
  • Specific Actvities These activities will be implemented simultaneously through the engagement of one individual consultancy for each of the five Regions of Africa: East, Central, North, Southern and West. The Consultant will carry out following specific activities to produce a comprehensive baseline document on the current status of MCS:

    Location

  • The consultancy would predominantly be desk, online research and by correspondences.
  • But where necessary, field trips would be undertaken to respective AU MS.

    Commencement date & Period of implementation

    The intended commencement date is 20 November 2014 and the period of implementation of the contract will be 30 days from this date.

    Requirements

    Qualification

    Graduate degree in the field of fisheries management and/or maritime law or equivalents

    Experience

  • Over 10 years of professional experiences in the field of the fisheries management.
  • A proven knowledge of relevant technology in the maritime field is essential,
  • At least five years experience in Monitoring, Control and Surveillance (MCS)
  • Proven experience in strategy development and implementation of MCS system in Africa,
  • Perfect knowledge of regional and international legal and regulatory instruments for combating IUU fishing,
  • Knowledge of the activities of regional fisheries organizations and other institutions e.g. RFBs, RFMO and RECs
  • Working experience or familiarization with international organizations active in the fight against IUU fishing in Africa
  • Excellent ability to write and communicate in English or French and working
  • knowledge of one of the two languages.

    Reports

    Reporting Requirements

    The Consultant is required to prepare the following technical reports in English/French:

  • An Inception Report (IcTR) within 5 days of commencing duty.
  • The ITR should not be longer than 10 pages and must include the proposed methodology, the calendar and programme of activities, RFBs to visit, people to meet and an outline of the contents of the Final Technical Report.
  • An Interim Technical Report (InTR), to be delivered at a time agreed in the IcTR;
  • The Final Technical Report (FTR), taking into account contributions and comments from the relevant RFBs.
  • The draft final report must be submitted at least 5 days before the end of the period of implementation of the tasks.
  • If required a second draft FTR will be requested for submission. Submission of Technical

    For this consultancy, the applicants should submit only Technical proposals that should include:

  • Outlining methodologies, for collecting detailed information as per the tasks assigned to this consultancy.
  • A profile and CVs of the consultant(s) undertaking the work indicating relevant experience and contribution of each one of them in the study.
  • Other relevant information showing past experience in related field, demonstrate your expertise by showing the experience, academic background, an inventory of past and current assignments of similar nature.
  • Contact addresses (Postal, email and telephone) of at least three referees and any other information that may show the consultant's ability to carry out the assignment to satisfaction.

    Supervision

    The successful consultant will work under the supervision of AU-IBAR.

    Selection of the Consultant

  • The selection of the consultant will be based on the technical evaluation.
  • The Consultant with the highest technical score will be selected.

    Payment of the Consultant

  • The professional fee of each consultancy is fixed at US$ 9,000 (nine thousand US Dollars).
  • The field trip and DSA related to this consultancy will be taken in charge by AU-IBAR.
  • The final Payment should be subject to delivery and clearance by IBAR.

    3. Conduct Mapping of Non-State Actors Organizations and to Develop Advocacy Strategy to Facilitate the Community-Based Fisheries Resources Management

    Objectives

  • The overall objective of this consultation is to develop a baseline document on the current situation of the non-state actors organisations and to propose an advocacy strategy to facilitate the effective participation of stakeholders in fisheries management and decision-making in Africa. The specific objectives are to:

  • Undertake an inventory (mapping) of the different types of non-state actors (Fisherfolk Associations, women fisher groups, Professional Organizations, Non-Governmental Organizations, and others Civil Society Organizations, etc.), at the local, national and regional level active in the fisheries and aquaculture sector in Africa.
  • Establish the level of NSAs participation or inclusiveness in fisheries management processes including involvement in policy and legislation processes at national and regional level.
  • Assess the capacity of the no-state actors States and their effectiveness, strengthen and weakness to participate at fisheries management,
  • Identify the main challenges, constraints and opportunities of the fisheries NSAs in the national fisheries and aquaculture agenda.
  • Assess the status, mandate, representativeness and legitimacy of NSAs and analyze the obstacles to the establishment and operationalization at national and regional level,
  • Examine the institutional and legal framework for the NSAs participation in the fisheries management process in member State of African union,
  • Make proposals for an advocacy strategy to facilitate the effective participation of non-state actors in fisheries management and decision-making in Africa,
  • Propose a framework for establishment of a NSAs network in each of the 5 regions of Africa and a recommendation for institutional linkage to regional network for fisheries and aquaculture.
  • Expected Result
  • Comprehensive report on the current situation of the non-state actors organisations in the member states of African Union and in the five regions of the continent.
  • Recommendations on intervention areas and technical paper on proposals on options for support to strengthening the institutional and technical capacity of NSAs to effectively participate in fisheries management and aquaculture development in Africa.
  • A framework for establishment of a non-state actors regional network in each region.
  • Specific Actvities

  • These activities will be implemented simultaneously through the engagement of one individual consultancy for each of the five Regions of Africa: East, Central, North, Southern and West.
  • The Consultant will carry out following specific activities to produce a comprehensive baseline document on the current status of non-state actors and to make proposals for an advocacy strategy to facilitate the effective participation of stakeholders in fisheries management and decision-making in Africa:

    Location

  • The consultancy would predominantly be desk, online research and by correspondences.
  • But where necessary, field trips would be undertaken to respective African Union Member States selected.

    Commencement date & Period of implementation

    The intended commencement date is 20 November 2014 and the period of implementation of the contract will be 30 days from this date in each region.

    Requirements

    Qualification

  • Graduate degree in social science, organization management, policy and law in environment field or equivalent.
  • A qualification in fisheries or related discipline will be an added advantage.

    Experience

  • Over five years of professional experiences with the civil society, non-governmental organization works in the maritime field in Africa.
  • A proven knowledge of relevant of the non-state actors in fisheries an aquaculture sector is essential
  • Sound knowledge of the functions and mandates of the institutions responsible for fisheries management in member states of African Union
  • Proven experience in strategy development and organization for the participation of non-state actors in the fisheries management in Africa,
  • Familiarization with issues in fishing and fish farming communities in Africa
  • Perfect knowledge of regional and international legal and regulatory framework for the non-state actors activities in the fisheries and aquaculture sector in Africa,
  • Knowledge of the activities of regional fisheries organizations and other institutions e.g. RFBs, RFMO and RECs,
  • Good experience or familiarization with the principle of co-management process in small scale fisheries sub sector,
  • Excellent ability to write and communicate in English or French and working knowledge of one of the two languages.

    Reports

    Reporting Requirements

    The Consultant is required to prepare the following technical reports in English/French:

  • An Inception Report (IcR) within 5 days of commencing duty.

  • The Inception Report should not be longer than 10 pages and must include the proposed methodology, the calendar and programme of activities, African Union member
  • States to visit, people to meet and an outline of the contents of the Final Technical Report.
  • An Interim Technical Report (InTR), to be delivered at a time agreed in the Inception Report;
  • The Final Technical Report (FTR), taking into account contributions and comments from the relevant RFBs.

  • The draft final report must be submitted at least 5 days before the end of the period of implementation of the tasks.
  • If required a second draft FTR will be requested for submission.

    Submission of Technical

    For this consultancy, the applicants should submit only Technical proposals that should include:

  • Outlining methodologies, for collecting detailed information as per the tasks assigned to this consultancy.
  • A profile and CVs of the consultant(s) undertaking the work indicating relevant experience and contribution of each one of them in the study.
  • Other relevant information showing past experience in related field, demonstrate your expertise by showing the experience, academic background, an inventory of past and current assignments of similar nature.
  • Contact addresses (Postal, email and telephone) of at least three referees and any other information that may show the consultant's ability to carry out the assignment to satisfaction.

    Supervision

    The successful consultant will work under the supervision of AU-IBAR.

    Selection of the Consultant

    The selection of the consultant will be based on the technical evaluation.

    The Consultant with the highest technical score will be selected.

    Payment of the Consultant

    The professional fee of each consultancy is fixed at US$ 9,000 (nine thousand US Dollars).

    The field trip and DSA related to this consultancy will be taken in charge by AU-IBAR.

    The final Payment should be subject to delivery and clearance by IBAR.

    4. Assessment of Constraints to the Implementation/Adoption of International Instruments for Fisheries Management and Aquaculture Development

    Objectives

    The overall objective of this exercise is to increase the level of awareness of AU MS and establish the underlying factor for the low rate of implementation or adoption of relevant International and Regional Instruments for sustainable fisheries management with a view of identifying intervention areas for support to the AU member states.

    The specific objectives are to;

  • Assess of the level of awareness and status of implementation of relevant international instruments for sustainable fisheries management in AU MS.
  • Identify the challenges in the ratification and implementation of these instruments
  • Identify relevant provisions in these instruments that would strengthen regional approach to sustainable management and development of fisheries and aquaculture in Africa.
  • Identify key interventions areas/measures that will facilitate the adoption and domestication of the international instruments by AU MS in line with the African fisheries reform strategy.

    Expected Result

  • A comprehensive and up-to-date knowledge and status of AU MS on awareness and application of International/Regional Fisheries Instruments is established.
  • The challenges facing AU MS in the implementation and ratification of these instruments.
  • An action plan to fast track the adoption and domestication of international fisheries instruments is developed established.

  • Specific Actvities

  • This activity will be implemented simultaneously through the engagement of one consultant each for the five Regions of Africa; East, Central, North, Southern and West.

    Location

    The consultancy would be home –based with field visits predominantly by desk, online research and correspondences.

    But where necessary, field trips would be undertaken to respective AU MS.

    Commencement date & Period of implementation

    The intended commencement date is 20 November 2014 and the period of implementation of the contract will be 30 days from this date.

    Requirements

    Qualification

  • The successful candidates shall have an advanced degree in Fisheries Management, Social Sciences, Policy or Legal Studies and/or Administration.

  • Candidates should be fluent or at least have a working knowledge in English and French.

    Experience

    The candidate should have:

  • At least 10 years' experience in fisheries and aquaculture law, policy and institutions in Africa
  • Specific working experiences and sound knowledge of international fisheries instruments, regional fisheries organizations and regional economic communities
  • Previous experience in developing legislative and/or policy implementation plans and strategies at national and regional levels).
  • Practical experience of carrying out assignments for the AU or other international development agencies

    Reports

    Reporting Requirements

    The Consultant is required to prepare the following technical reports in English/French:

  • An Inception Report (IcTR) within 5 days of commencing duty.
  • The ITR should not be longer than 10 pages and must include the proposed methodology, the calendar and programme of activities, RFBs to visit, people to meet and an outline of the contents of the Final Technical Report.
  • An Interim Technical Report (InTR), to be delivered at a time agreed in the IcTR;
  • The Final Technical Report (FTR), taking into account contributions and comments from the relevant RFBs.
  • The draft final report must be submitted at least 5 days before the end of the period of implementation of the tasks.
  • If required a second draft FTR will be requested for submission.

    Submission of Technical Proposal

    For this consultancy, the applicants should submit only technical proposals that include the below:

  • Outlining methodologies, for collecting detailed information as per the tasks assigned to this consultancy.
  • A profile and CVs of the consultant(s) undertaking the work indicating relevant experience and contribution of each one of them in the study.
  • Other relevant information showing past experience in related field, demonstrate your expertise by showing the experience, academic background, an inventory of past and current assignments of similar nature.
  • Contact addresses (Postal, email and telephone) of at least three referees and any other information that may show the consultant's ability to carry out the assignment to satisfaction.

    Supervision

    The successful consultant will work under the supervision of AU-IBAR.

    Selection of the Consultant

    The selection of the consultant will be based on the technical evaluation.

    The consultant with the highest technical score will be selected.

    Payment of the Consultant

    The professional fee of each consultancy is fixed at US$ 9,000 (nine thousand US Dollars).

    The field trip and DSA related to this consultancy will be taken in charge by AU-IBAR.

    The final Payment should be subject to delivery and clearance by IBAR.

    How to apply:

    Applications should be addressed to:

    The Director,
    African Union Inter-African Bureau for Animal Resources (AU-IBAR),
    Kenindia Business Park, Museum Hill,
    Westlands Road
    PO Box 30786-00100
    Nairobi, Kenya

    Or

    Submission of Proposals

    Applications should be sent to applications@au-ibar.org

    The deadline for application is 10 November 2014 at 15h00 (Nairobi time).


    ACTED Area Coordinator Somalia Job Vacancy

    Area Coordinator Somalia

    Background on ACTED:

    ACTED is a French humanitarian NGO, founded in 1993, which supports vulnerable populations, affected by humanitarian crises worldwide.

    ACTED provides continued support to vulnerable communities by ensuring the sustainability of post-crisis interventions and engaging long-term challenges facing our target populations, in order to break the poverty cycle, foster development and reduce vulnerability to disasters.

    Our interventions seek to cover the multiple aspects of humanitarian and development crises through a multidisciplinary approach, which is both global and local, and adapted to each context.

    Our 3,300 staff is committed in to responding to emergencies worldwide, to supporting recovery and rehabilitation, towards sustainable development.

    Our teams in the field implement some 340 projects in 34 countries covering the following sectors emergency relief, food security, access to health, education and training, economic development, microfinance, advocacy, institutional support, and regional dialogue, cultural promotion.

    Based on considerable experience addressing the needs and situations of vulnerable communities, ACTED contributes to the international agenda towards reaching the Millennium Development Goals, through a wide range of partnerships, innovative initiatives, and campaigns.

    Country Profile

    Since 2008, ACTED has been implementing projects in South Central Somalia focusing on emergency WASH support, food security, information management and humanitarian coordination to help the population transition into early recovery.

    Despite recent gains in parts of Somalia, including relative political stability and economic progress, large parts of the country remain in humanitarian crisis with most rural areas still under Al Shabaab control and with many people unable to meet their essential needs.

    ACTED’s current programming focuses on early recovery, specifically in South Central Somalia.

    Its on-going projects include resilience, social safety nets, livelihood and WASH activities.

    ACTED also carries out emergency programming when necessary, just recently it implemented water trucking to 5,000 homes across two districts of South Gedo region who were experiencing drought.

    Lastly, ACTED partners with IMPACT Initiatives to implement the REACH programme in Somalia.

    REACH, which is an IDP assessment tool, aims to provide information management services to the WASH, Education and Shelter Clusters in Somalia and is used to improve humanitarian coordination in the country.

    Position Profile

    The Area Coordinator is responsible for the implementation of ACTED’s global mandate in the relevant area, and for the scope of activities developed within this mandate. 1. Ensure ACTED Representation in the area of activity

    Representation vis-à-vis local authorities:

    Participate in official meetings at the Nairobi and Mogadishu levels to ensure maximum visibility vis-à-vis authorities, partners and other stakeholders.

    Representation vis-à-vis Donors:

    Establish and update contact details of potential Donors active in the area of activity; Participate in Donor meetings at capital (Nairobi) level and communicate relevant information to the Country Director;

    Circulate the Annual Report.

    Representation amongst other international organisations:

    Participate in inter-NGO Coordination meetings and those of UN Agencies (OCHA, UNDP, UNICEF, FAO, etc.), and any other relevant inter-governmental institution at provincial level; Ensure maximum visibility of the Agency amongst the NGO community at capital and field level;

    LIn support of the Somalia program and AME teams, oversee the production of reports and ensure the timeliness and accuracy of information provided, as well ensuring confidentiality of sensitive information.

    More generally, the area coordinator is expected to contribute to the creation of a positive image and overall credibility of the organisation in Somalia, notably through a focus on accountability and transparency through the application of ACTED’s mandate, ethics, values and stand-point.

    2. Contribute to the development of a global intervention strategy and to support its implementation at provincial level

    Analyse the context and develop strategic plans, in consultation with the Country Director:

    Gather and analyse information regarding opportunities and risk; Define an operational strategy for finance, logistics and HR.

    Implement the financial strategy:

    Oversee drafting of projects and budget development; Lead fund-raising and negotiations with Donors in the area of intervention; Lead the application and adherence to contract terms and requirements; Supervise overall financial commitments and financial risk.

    Implement the operational strategy:

    Supervise Project Managers of the area of intervention in project implementation; Help the various teams in negotiations with provincial/local authorities and partners; Ensure global coordination and complementarity amongst projects within the area of intervention; Assess activities and ensure efficient use of resources.

    Oversee reporting procedures:

    Develop a reporting schedule with regard to Donor deadlines; Plan and supervise the development of narrative and financial reports; Ensure adherence to FLAT procedures. More generally, communicate systematically to the Country Director the development of the area strategy and its implementation.

    3. Oversee Staff and Security

    Guide and direct the staff of the area of intervention:

    Organise and lead coordination meetings;

    Prepare and follow work plans;

    Ensure a positive working environment and good team dynamics (solve out potential conflicts);

    Promote team working conditions in the limit of private life;

    Adapt the organigramme and ToRs of personnel according to the area development;

    Undertake regular appraisals of directly supervised colleagues andpass appraisal forms to the Country Administrator with recommendations (new position, changes to contract or salary etc.);

    Contribute to the recruitment of expatriate staff:

  • Follow recruitment procedures:

    plan recruitment needs in advance; draft ToRs for open vacancies; if necessary undertake phone interviews with candidates;

  • When requested by HQ, undertake interviews of expatriate candidates living in the area of intervention.

    Oversee staff security:

    In cooperation with the Area Security Officer, monitor the local security situation and inform both Country Security Officer and Country Director of developments through regular written reports;

    Update the security guidelines in the area of intervention;

    Ensure that security procedures are respected by the whole staff.

    Qualifications

  • Master Level education in a relevant field such as International Relations or Development
  • Project management experience (management, planning, staff development and training skills) in development programmes

  • 2-5 years previous work experience in a relevant position

  • Proven capabilities in leadership and management required

  • Excellent skills in written and spoken English

  • Strong negotiation and interpersonal skills, and flexibility in cultural and organizational terms

  • Ability to work well and punctually under pressure

  • Preferred experience in the Somali context

    Conditions

  • Salary defined by the ACTED salary grid; educational level, expertise, hardship, security, and performance are considered for pay bonus
  • Additional monthly living allowance
  • Free food and lodging provided at the organisation’s guesthouse
  • Transportation costs covered, including additional return ticket + luggage allowance
  • Provision of medical, life, and repatriation insurance

    How to apply:

    Please send, in English, your cover letter, CV, and three references tojobs@acted.org by 31 Dec 2014

    Ref : AC/SOM/SA


    Clinton Health Access Initiative Immunization Strategic Planning and Execution Officer

    The Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI – formerly the Clinton HIV/AIDS Initiative) was established in 2002 to increase access to care and treatment to people living with HIV/AIDS and to strengthen health systems in resource-poor countries.

    Over the past few years, CHAI has expanded the scope to include access to high-quality treatment for malaria, new vaccines and essential treatments for common childhood illnesses such as diarrhoea and pneumonia.

    CHAI has also increasingly supported governments build the capacity required for high-quality care and treatment programs.

    Currently, CHAI partners with governments in more than 25 countries while more than 70 countries directly benefit from the low-priced drugs and diagnostic test agreements that CHAI has negotiated.

    Overview of CHAI Vaccines Kenya

    CHAI Vaccines is looking for a Senior Program Officer to develop and implement this program in Kenya.

    The vision of this program will be to assist the Government of Kenya to reach its goal of routine immunization coverage for all children.

    This will be achieved by enabling the Ministry of Health to step up the quality of its strategic planning for Vaccines, and by supporting execution against this plan.

    The Senior Program Officer will be part of an established team in Kenya that works very closely with the Ministry of Health’s Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI), interacting on a regular basis with government officials, donors, NGOs and civil society.

    Location: Nairobi, Kenya

    The Immunization Strategic Planning and Execution Officer will be based in Nairobi, with frequent travel to the field.

    The successful candidate will have four primary areas of responsibility, which correspond to the four key pillars of best-in-class strategic planning and execution.

    Immunization strategic plan design

  • Support the Ministry of health in gathering the necessary evidence to inform the drafting of the Immunization strategic plans; this may include evaluating the performance of the previous long-term plan and forecasting immunization programme needs
  • Work with the Ministry of health, county governments, and partners, to ensure the immunization strategic plans’ design is robust ;
  • Support costing and evidence-based prioritization of activities within the immunization strategic plans

    Resource mapping and mobilization for Immunization programmes

  • Support regular assessment of funding needs; this may include adapting current CHAI tools to country context
  • Support regular assessment of resource availability to identify funding gaps
  • This may include building on current resource mapping tools, and working with the Ministry of Health, partners and donors, to identify reallocation or cost-saving opportunities
  • Support donor proposal applications and reporting to supplement funds for national immunization programme

    Execution of Immunization strategic plans

  • Work with the Ministry of Health to put in place appropriate mechanisms to translate the Immunization strategic plan into concrete, actionable workplans for county governments
  • Support systematic tracking of the implementation of these workplans, help identify roadblocks and problem solve solutions
  • Help implement priority interventions of the strategic plans
  • Resolve data issues impacting monitoring and evaluation, and formulate suggestions to improve routine immunization data systems

    Capability building for Immunization programmes

  • Leverage best practices on strategic planning and execution to adapt and embed those project management tools and process within the Ministry of Health and county governments
  • Identify opportunities for mentoring / on-the job skill transfer for Ministry of Health and county officials;
  • Develop strong working relationships with key stakeholders in government, international partners, donors and NGOs, and ensure coordination of resources and efforts;
  • Continually identify opportunities for CHAI to add value and maximize impact; document and share lessons learned
  • A high quality degree from a top University (preference for Masters’ level)
  • 3-5 years of work experience in a demanding results-driven environment
  • Strong organizational and problem solving skills
  • Strong analytical skills with proficiency at Microsoft Excel
  • The ability to build relationships with senior stakeholders and quickly demonstrate credibility
  • Strong communication skills – written and verbal, including proficiency at Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Strong process management skills, high level of organisation and good attention to detail
  • Deep experience in programme management and project delivery, ability to work proactively within a context of ambiguity and to remain focused on impact
  • Proven track record working in challenging multi-stakeholder environments
  • First-hand experience of strategic capability building, with previous exposure to strategy work at organization level
  • Experience working with government institutions
  • Personal qualities including resourcefulness, entrepreneurialism, flexibility, independence, humility and strong work ethic.

    Pluses

  • Experience working on health related issues in resource-limited settings;
  • Knowledge of health systems strengthening and/or global healthcare systems;

    How to apply:

    For more information and job application details, see; Clinton Health Access Initiative Immunization Strategic Planning and Execution Officer Job Vacancy By 17th November 2014


    Evidence Action MLIS Data Coordination Associate Job in Kisumu, Kenya

    Vacancy: MLIS – Associate Data Coordination

    Deadline to Apply: Rolling Basis

    Start Date: End of October, 2014

    Reporting To: Senior Associate MLIS – Programming and Data Management

    Location: Kisumu, Kenya with domestic travels

    About Evidence Action:

    Evidence Action scales proven interventions that improve the lives of millions.

    We implement cost-effective interventions whose efficacy is backed by substantial rigorous evidence.

    Evidence Action identifies innovative, appropriate financing mechanisms and builds best practice operational models.

    We voraciously self-evaluate, learn, and improve our models for scaling with a commitment to transparency on progress, impact, and value for money.

    Our current flagship programs include:

    Dispensers for Safe Water is an entrepreneurial program scaling the chlorine dispenser system – a proven innovation that dramatically expands access to water treatment at an extremely low cost.

    Deworm the World Initiative actively supports the scale-up of school-based deworming programs worldwide to improve children’s health, education, and long-term development.

    About Monitoring Learning and Information Systems (MLIS) Team

    The MLIS team embodies the evidence-based nature of Evidence Action’s work and enables us to be a data-driven organization.

    The team provides services across Evidence Action Africa region in meeting the following outcomes:

  • All ongoing program monitoring needs met (including M&E design and quality data collection)
  • Programs delivered with access to timely and useful data for day-to-day programmatic planning and decision making
  • Analysis and research conducted to support program improvements (including operation research, market research and cost-efficiency analysis)
  • Support with timely, useful and clear information for evidence-based decision making (including provide support to connect the dots)
  • Support provided to regional leadership for new programs and partnerships for exploration and evaluation
  • Standards, systems and processes setup for delivery of all functions (monitoring, analysis, research, information systems and quality data)
  • The MLIS team works towards these outcomes through four sub-teams that work closely together to deliver quality, timely and useful information:
  • Learning and Communication (L&C): This team is responsible for supporting the program teams with timely information in innovative, useful and clear ways to translate analysis and research to evidence-based decision making and action.
  • Monitoring, Analysis and Research (MAR): This team is responsible for ensuring that all ongoing program monitoring needs are met and analysis and research is conducted to support program improvements.
  • Management Information Systems (MIS): This team is be responsible for ensuring that the all programs have access to timely and useful data for day-to-day programmatic planning and decision making through a cloud-based multi-user system.
  • Data Quality and Management (DQM): This team is responsible for ensuring access to quality and timely data to meet all ongoing program needs; including monitoring, information systems and analysis and research.

    About the Position: Associate – Data Collation and Entry The Associate – Data Coordination is a member of the DQM sub-team and the larger MLIS team, and is responsible for timely data collation and for the management of data entry across Kenyan programs.

    Goals and Responsibilities

    Manage Instrument Programming:

  • Support the development of interfaces for data entry and manage data entry vendors and process, and make sure the process is done as per the agreed upon timelines,
  • Support development and updating of standardized data collection instruments; for electronic data collection (ODK), phone survey.
  • Support in the exploration and research new electronic data collection programs and platform as necessary

    Manage Data Entry and Management:

  • Work closely with the data collection team to ensure that hard-copies are stored safely in a secure, well-organized, and well-documented repository, and the scanned paper data, where applicable, is stored safely
  • Coordinate data entry process of all paper data in accordance with data entry protocols
  • Conduct discrepancy checks between data entry records, perform error checks and other data quality checks on the entered data
  • Develop and implement a robust system of tracking entered data versus yet-to-be entered data.
  • Handle and take responsibility of all equipment used for data entry, including laptops, tablets, flash drives etc
  • Keep track of any recurring data quality issues arising from the exercising with a viewing of informing when re-training is needed.
  • Instantly make available entered data for further processing and use by the data team.
  • Timely, attend to other data needs and requests on the MLIS team as needed and asked by his/her supervisor

    Team Management

  • Assemble a team for data entry casual and keep Senior Associate PDM on the need to adjust the size of the team as needed.
  • On day to day basis supervise the team of data entry casuals, including, with guidance from Senior Associate PDM process payment for work done.

    Qualifications, Experience and Skills

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in economics, statistics or another quantitative field
  • Minimum of 1 year of experience in quantitative/qualitative research methods and data management, preferably with large (many observations and many variables) and/or complex datasets (many inter-related variables)
  • Experience with mobile phone survey programming in Open Data Kit, and willing to quickly learn and explore other survey programming language.
  • Familiarity with data entry interfaces such as CSPro and Access.
  • Experience with statistical software packages such as Stata (strongly preferred) and Excel etc., and with the ability to learn and adapt to new programs.
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills to work effectively with a team that is geographically dispersed.
  • Self-directed/self-motivating personality, with proven ability to manage demands from multiple supervisors while adhering to program deadlines and priorities.
  • Strong critical and analytical thinking skills
  • Intellectual flexibility and willingness to form and adjust opinions based on evidence
  • Quick to learn, motivated to self-teach and capable of independently translating new knowledge into practice

    To Apply:

    Please email your CV and application letter to copy Kenyajobs@evidenceaction.org with the subject line “Associate – Data Coordination.”

    Only short-listed candidates will be contacted by phone and email for an interview.

    Applicants are encouraged to apply early, as applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

    The Organisation is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE), adhering to the laws that prohibit discrimination in the terms and conditions of employment.

    he Organisation’s HR policy provides equal employment, volunteer, and service opportunities to all qualified persons without regard to race, color, national origin or ancestry, religion, creed, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identification, marital status, veteran status, disability (including HIV/AIDS), or any other status protected by applicable law.


    Nairobi Women’s Hospital Nursing Officer in Charge, Medical Officers and Customer Relations Officer Jobs in Kenya’s Hospital Nursing Officer in Charge, Medical Officers and Customer Relations Officer Jobs in Kenya

    At The Nairobi Women’s Hospital, we are changing to better 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 change, exciting vacancies have arisen and invite suitably qualified talent to this winning team.

    1. Nursing Officer in Charge

    (1 Position)

    Reporting to the Hospital Manager this position is responsible for planning, organizing and coordinating the Nursing team in the hospital.

    The job holder will be responsible for ensuring high quality nursing care, optimal resource utilization and customer care.

    Applicants must be in possession of a Bachelor’s degree in nursing or a Diploma in KRCHN.

    Higher National diploma in a specialized area or Post Graduate Diploma in Health Care Management will be an added advantage.

    The position requires active knowledge and experience in people management, hospital operations and information systems.

    The successful candidate must have a minimum of 7 years experience in a busy hospital environment, 3 of which must be in leading a team of nursing staff.

    2. Medical Officer

    (2 Positions)

    Reporting to the Hospital Manager, this position will be responsible for providing superior interventional and preventative medical care to clients

    Applicants must be in possession of a Bachelor’s degree in Human Medicine and Surgery (MbCHb), valid private practise and annual licences from KMPDB.

    Valid certification on ATLS,ACLS will be an added advantage.

    In addition they must have a minimum 1 year experience working in a busy hospital environment.

    3. Customer Relations Officer

    (2 Positions)

    Reporting to the Chief Officer- Business Development this position will be responsible for growing the business for the unit through executing business development activities, maintaining excellent clientele relationships and inpatient relationship management.

    Applicants must be in possession of a Diploma in Communications / Public Relations or a business related course.

    In addition they must have experience of up to 3 years interacting directly with clients and managing relationships.

    Experience in a busy hospital environment or service industry will be an added advantage.

    Key Competencies that shall apply for all the jobs outlined above are Customer Focus with demonstrated interpersonal skills, Team work, Managing performance, Results orientation, Reliability and high degree of professionalism and ethics

    Interested candidate are invited to send their applications and cv on or before Friday 24th October 2014 to vacancies@nwch.co.ke quoting the position applied for as the subject line.


    ILRI jobs

    The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI, www.ilri.org) works at the crossroads of livestock and poverty, bringing high-quality livestock science, communications and capacity building to bear on poverty reduction and sustainable development.

    ILRI is one of 15 Centres of the CGIAR Consortium, a global agricultural research partnership for a food-secure future. www.cgiar.org.

    The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) is interested in deepening knowledge on community-based approaches to rangeland management in dryland developing country settings.

    Much of the thinking around community-based natural resource management (NRM) in developing countries, and many of the models for it, are based on management of local, village-level resources such as a community forest.

    Applying such models in dryland settings has often proven challenging in that pastoralist and dryland farming and livelihood systems tend to take place over much larger areas than farming systems in humid climates.

    In dryland contexts the relevant scale for management may be more at a landscape or rangeland level.

    It is also important that natural resource and environmental management is, by nature, a process that occurs at multiple levels.

    The multi-level nature of NRM is also particularly pertinent for extensive dryland systems where, for instance, pastoralist management of rangelands at different levels intersects and overlaps in complex ways with administrative boundaries at different levels and with jurisdictions that tend to be based on permanent settlements rather than on pastoral ranges.

    The importance of livestock corridors is a case in point.

    Livestock corridors exist at multiple levels from the local up to the national and even international, and are crucial both for coping with highly variable climate and for engaging in livestock markets.

    A related challenge concerns the intersection in pastoralist and rangeland settings of systems and approaches for NRM with land tenure and land use planning.

    The “paradox of pastoral land tenure” is the notion that formalization of property institutions may be necessary to protect pastoralist production from competing land uses but may at the same time undermine the spatial and social flexibility that are intrinsic and essential characteristics of resource use patterns for pastoralists.

    1. ILRI Graduate Field Research Fellowship: Call for Applications for PhD Fellow in Rangeland Governance (closing date: 30 November 2014)

    Posted: 17 Oct 2014 07:02 AM PDT

    Project: Community-Based Rangeland Management in East Africa: NRM, Land Tenure and Land Use Planning Dimensions

    Location: Field based: Ethiopia and/or Kenya and/or Tanzania

    Duration: Ten to fifteen months

    A fellowship will be provided to a PhD student to carry out field research on these topics in Kenya and/or Ethiopia and/or Tanzania.

    Purpose

    The successful candidate will carry out doctoral dissertation field research that contributes to the following overall purpose:

    To analyze the institutional, political and management challenges and dynamics of NRM in developing country rangeland settings, and to identify concepts and principles for the development of appropriate NRM, land tenure and land use planning policies and frameworks.

    Indicative Scope of Research Issues and Questions

    The successful proposal, in pursuing the above objectives, will address one or more of the following research issues and questions:

    What kinds of governance structures and processes can effectively address the challenges of multi-level planning and governance in East African rangeland settings?

    How do existing land tenure and land use planning frameworks facilitate or constrain community-based rangeland management?

    What have been the successes and challenges of attempts to secure livestock corridors in East Africa?

    How can external agents (government, civil society, donor agencies) promoting rangeland management in pastoralist settings conceive of the policy and program design choices that exist for relating with traditional and community institutions?

    How might land use planning frameworks in rangeland settings be informed by systems-based methods and approaches?

    Important Note:

  • Notwithstanding this guidance, the successful proposal will be one that integrates the above purpose and questions with the PhD student’s own research objectives and agenda in a thoughtful way.

  • Proposals that simply paraphrase and repackage the above purpose and research questions will not be rated highly.

    Research Site(s) ILRI has ongoing projects and partnerships around rangeland management at a number of sites in Ethiopia, Kenya, and Tanzania each of which involves elements of research, stakeholder engagement, and development interventions.

    The primary site(s) for this PhD dissertation research will be at one or more of these locations, the exact choice of which will be negotiated between ILRI, the successful candidate, and his/her thesis committee.

    See attachment for a brief description of some of the possible sites/case studies.

    Other Practical Information

    This fellowship will contribute to ILRI’s research within the CGIAR Research Program on Dryland Systems.

    It will build on current ILRI research that unpacks, documents and analyzes land use in rangeland settings, community-based approaches to rangeland management, and landscape level management.

    The Research Program on Dryland Systems is committed to using systems approaches that go beyond individual components and that treat systems holistically.

    Innovative partnerships and appropriate policies are seen as key to achieving its aims.

    The successful proposal will be one that is compatible with this philosophy.

    Also, ILRI will help connect the student to key government, civil society and community partners, and applicants for this fellowship are encouraged to work collaboratively with these partners.

    The field research should last between ten and fifteen months and should begin no later than October 2015.

    This fellowship will cover only field research expenses in Kenya, Ethiopia and/or Tanzania.

    It is assumed that the successful candidate will have his or her tuition and living expenses covered from some other source such as a scholarship.

    Funds may be used for living expenses in Kenya/Ethiopia/Tanzania but not for stipend or salary for the student.

    Candidates will submit a budget as a part of their application to this fellowship; once a successful candidate is chosen, however, ILRI may ask for modifications to the budget.

    Requirements and Qualifications

    The candidate should:

  • Be enrolled or accepted in a PhD program in a recognized university in a discipline such as Natural Resources Management, Environmental Studies, International Development Studies, Rural Development or similar discipline.
  • Be fully fluent in English with excellent writing skills
  • Have no health or other restrictions that would prevent them from carrying our field research in rural East Africa.
  • Experience in one or more of the following would be an asset: rangeland management, rural development in African settings, land use planning, community-based approaches to research and development.
  • Applicants need not have completed all university requirements for commencing field research (coursework, oral/comprehensive exams, etc.) at the time of application, but these should have been completed and the student admitted to PhD candidacy by the time of starting the research.

    The following documents should be included in the online application:

    A cover letter.

  • The cover letter should describe the candidate’s interests in and qualifications for carrying out the research, referring to his/her CV as necessary.
  • It should also describe at what stage the candidate has reached in his/her PhD program (i.e., course work completed? Comprehensive/oral exams completed?)
  • A CV including three references with contact information, one of whom should be the candidate’s academic supervisor

    A research proposal, maximum 10 pages doubles spaced, including:

  • An abstract (max. 250 words)

  • Background on the key issues

  • Purpose and objectives

    Proposed methodology

  • Tentative schedule of field activities including other milestones in the PhD program such as actual/anticipated date for completing coursework and for completing comprehensive/oral exams, etc.
  • Expected results and potential use of results
  • Budget for anticipated field expenses of up to USD 22,500. This may include one round trip airfare to East Africa from the candidate’s university base.
  • As the final choice of research site(s) will be negotiated between ILRI, the successful candidate, and his/her thesis committee, the candidate may decide whether and how much background on the particular research site(s) to include in the proposal.
  • A reference letter from the candidate’s academic supervisor indicating that he/she has read the candidate’s research proposal, his/her endorsement of the candidate’s application to this fellowship, and any other remarks on the candidate’s suitability and capacity for carrying out the research.
  • (The other two references will be contacted by ILRI during the assessment of applications.)
  • Transcripts of the candidate’s most recent degree program.

    2. ILRI vacancy: Research Technician – Vaccine Biosciences (closing date: 31 October 2014)

    Responsibilities:

  • Purification and processing of bovine B cells from cattle undergoing infection and during vaccine trials.
  • Screening of phage libraries and work with recombinant antibodies.
  • Coordinate with the lab manager and ILRI engineering to ensure that laboratories and equipment are in good working order.
  • Follow good laboratory practices and assist in laboratory trainings.
  • Conduct other research activities as directed by the principal investigator/leader.

    Requirements:

  • Applicants are required to have a Bachelor degree in immunology or related field.
  • A masters will be an advantage.
  • At least 3 years of work experience.
  • Good theoretical background in immunology and molecular biology
  • Knowledge and experience in molecular techniques such as PCR, cloning, sequencing, protein purification and cell cultures work will be an added advantage.
  • Candidate should have strong written and spoken English.
  • Excellent organizational and problem solving skills.
  • Computer literacy in MS Office.

    Terms of appointment:

    This is a Nationally Recruited Staff (NRS) position based at ILRI’s Nairobi campus and is for a two year contract period; renewable subject to availability of funds and individual performance.

    Salary and benefits will be in line with those provided by ILRI.

    The position title and reference number REF: RT/VB/10/14 should be clearly marked on the subject line of the cover letter.

    Job level and salary:

    This position is job grade 2C with a starting gross salary of KES 125,148 per month.

    In addition ILRI currently offers medical insurance for staff and dependents, Life insurance, Pension at 12.5% employers contribution, Annual holiday entitlement of 30 days+ public holidays within ILRI’s National Recruited Staff Scheme.

    All applications should be submitted through our recruitment portal by 31 October 2014.

    How to apply:

    Applicants should send a cover letter and CV explaining their interest in the position, what they can bring to the job and the names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience to the Director, People and Organizational Development.

    After a successful candidate is chosen, ILRI, the candidate and his/her thesis committee will together make a decision on the research site(s), after which the proposal can be developed further.

    For more information and jobs application details, see; ILRI jobs by the deadline of 30 November 2014.

    Applicants can expect to be notified by 15 December 2014.

    ILRI is an equal opportunity employer.

    Suitably qualified women and citizens of developing countries are particularly encouraged to apply.


    Batian Flowers Jobs in Timau Kenya

    Located in Timau on slopes of Mt. Kenya, Batian Flowers Ltd is a farm renowned for its incredibly beautiful roses of unparalleled quality.

    The Job: Pump Attendant

    We intend to recruit a Pump Attendant to join Batian Flowers Limited.

    Ref: HRD /JA/BAT/2014

    Role Purpose:

    To provide an effective link between supervisors and workers in execution of day to day activities and targeting set standards of operations in a given area as to ensure maximum productivity.

    Key Responsibilities

  • To ensure that the EC and PH are as per the set standard at all times
  • Frequent check on vales and rectification of those that give the wrong water quantities
  • Daily recording of dam levels and reporting the same to the General Manager
  • Water meter readings for the river borehole, fullers, greenhouses and pump houses
  • Level fertilizers and report on the same

    Desired Competences/Qualifications

  • Atleast 1 year experience
  • O level education
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office systems.
  • Data entry and analysis
  • Able to anticipate
  • Certificate in Agriculture is an added advantage
  • Able to work with minimum supervision

    2. The Job: Spray Manager

    We intend to recruit a Spray Manager to join Batian Flowers Ltd. Key Responsibilities

  • Plant Nutrition
  • Process Organization.
  • Crop Protection.
  • Preparation of spray programs.
  • Spray and Scout team Management.

    Requirements

  • Agronomy, Horticulture and Greenhouse management.
  • At least (3) years in crop protection in a greenhouse setting.
  • Plant pathology and agro –chemicals use.
  • Crop management, crop husbandry.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Effective leader, team-builder and manager, with the ability to motivate staff and evaluate performance.

    If you fulfill the above requirements, send your letter of application, copies of certificates and testimonials together with a daytime telephone contact to reach the undersigned on or before 31st October 2014.

    Human Resources Manager
    Batian Flowers Ltd
    Private Bag
    Timau -266

    Or email to Humanresource@batianflowers.com


    KEMRI RCTP FACES Jobs in Kenya

    KEMRI - RCTP - FACES

    Program Description:

    The Research Care and Training Program (RCTP) is collaboration between the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI), University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and University of Washington (UW).

    RCTP leads the Family AIDS Care and Education Services (FACES) program, a comprehensive HIV prevention and Treatment program working in over 140 clinics in Nyanza, Kenya.

    Due to its continued growth, the program is seeking motivated, pro-active individuals to fill the following positions with the FACES program:

    1. Job Title: Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

    (2 Positions)

    Reports to: District Coordinator

    Location: Suba and Migori

    Duration: One Year Renewable

    Vacancy No. FN-44-10-2014

    Position Purpose:

    To provide program and research data management and quality assurance support for FACES, and to ensure complete data capture for program-wide synchronization and reporting.

    Key Responsibilities:

    Reporting directly to the Coordinator and technically to the M & E data manager,

    The incumbent shall undertake the following;

  • Coordinate Sub county level M &E /Data activities for HIV care and treatment, testing and counseling, Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission (PMTCT), Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC), and community engagement.
  • Supervise data clerks in Electronic sites in their day to day data entry.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of M& E data tools for MOH and FACES program areas.
  • Review and verify accuracy of MOH and program data for NASCOP, PERFAR and other stakeholders.
  • Work closely with county health management team (CHMT) to compile monthly and quarterly reports as required.
  • Manage all sub county databases including KePMS/PEPFAR/DHIS/VMMC/Lab/Pharmacy reporting.
  • Build capacity through training and mentorship programs for all providers in the facilities under the sub county supported.
  • Participate in stakeholders activities to ensure incorporation of M&E/data activities into programs for HIV prevention, care and treatment within the sub county and county level
  • Work closely with Sub county health records officers (SCHRIO) to manage KenyaEMR implementation and other reporting modules within the county and sub county level
  • Contribute to targeted public health evaluation and research including proposal, manuscript, and abstract writing, training, monitoring, analysis and dissemination of findings within the county and sub county level
  • Serve as a resource in the evaluation of ongoing HIV/AIDS programs and in the subsequent development of new and/or expanded programs for the care and treatment of HIV/AIDS
  • Attend designated M & E/Data meetings in the national, county and sub county level
  • Manage, track, and delegate data requests within the county level as directed by the program coordinator

    Minimum Requirements:

  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Social science, Applied Mathematics or Statistics desired.
  • M &E training from a recognized Institution is an added advantage.
  • Must have a minimum of 2 years M&E / data management skills in a clinical setup.
  • Must be competent in computer statistical packages i.e. SPSS, SAS or STATA
  • Experience: Minimum of 2 year’s relevant work experience preferably in a clinical research setup.
  • Other Skills: Must be able to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing in English.
  • Must have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to coordinate and work as a team.

    2. Job Title: Toolkit Development Deputy Consultant

    Reports to: Principle Investigator

    Location: Kisumu

    Duration: 5 Months

    Vacancy No. FN-45-10-2014

    Project Description:

    A toolkit will be developed and field tested designed for health facility in charges in sub-Saharan Africa to successfully integrate family planning and HIV services.

    A user friendly, comprehensive toolkit will be developed.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Gather existing tools designed for health center in-charges and supervisors to successfully integrate HIV and family planning services.
  • Develop tools where gaps exist.
  • Incorporate tools into a comprehensive tool kit which guides health center supervisors and health facility in charges to successfully integrate family planning and HIV services.
  • After the development of the tool kit, s/he working with the project manager and lead consultant will provide the beta tool kit to at least six facilities representing three regions in Kenya that are not currently integrating HIV and family planning services.
  • These facilities will have six weeks to implement use of the tool kit.
  • The evaluation of the toolkit will include pre- and post-test integration assessment at each facility and key informant interviews with staff and in-charges to modify and update the toolkit.
  • Coordinate all activities and tasks with project manager and Toolkit Development lead consultant

    Key Requirements:

    Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in Nursing, Public Health, Social Sciences, or
  • Other relevant discipline or Diploma in Clinical Medicine

    Prior Work Experience

  • Minimum four years working in family planning and HIV services including provision, implementation, and/or supervision

    Preferred:

  • Experience developing, synthesizing, and
  • Evaluating tools and educational materials to guide health care service provision

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Able to gather and evaluate existing family planning and HIV service integration tools
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively across a broad range of stakeholders including government representatives, health care providers, local community organizations, donors and other stakeholders;
  • Experience in report writing

    Excellent interpersonal and communication skills:

  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing in English
  • Maintain frequent contact using cell phone, email, and Skype
  • Diplomatic with strong leadership skills.
  • Natural ability to multitask, problem solve, and work with others to resolve challenges
  • Competent with computer software applications including Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Interest in working in an innovative and demanding environment with significant travel

    3. Job Title: Project Manager

    Reports to: Principle Investigator

    Location: Kisumu

    Duration: 16 Months

    Vacancy No. FN-47-10-2014

    Position Summary:

    The Project Manager will be responsible for the smooth functioning of two projects.

    The first project is a process evaluation to study the implementation of the one-stop shop model of integrated family planning and HIV service model.

    Information will be collected from the Technical Working Group (TWG), MOH at the National and County levels, health care providers, Family AIDS Care and Education Services (FACES), other implementing partners working in the region, frontline health care workers providing FP and HIV services as well as community leaders.

    A report will be written to describe the factors that led to the successful implementation, scale up and sustaining of family planning and HIV service integration at FACES supported facilities.

    The second project is to develop and field test a toolkit designed for health facility in charges to successfully integrate family planning and HIV services.

    A user friendly, comprehensive toolkit will be developed.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • The Project Manager will Represent KEMRI-RCTP in all matters related to planning and implementation of the two projects and in the geographical area covered by the projects.

  • Provide leadership, guidance and supervision of the consultants, ensure staff safety and security is given paramount importance.

  • Technical Leadership in all aspects of project implementation, providing guidance an direction in ensuring a coordinated approach to the process evaluation and toolkit development in the geographical area.

  • Ensure exchange of information, experience, identify new strategies and courses of action to accelerate/improve the tool kit development and achieve results.

    Programming and Management of Programme:

  • Responsible for overall development and establishment of the work plans, Monitoring compliance, and
  • Providing support and guidance to ensure the consultants and staff deliver on the planned results.

    Coordination:

  • Interact with County Governments, NGO's, and other partners and stakeholders, in the different stages of the process evaluation and tool kit development, monitoring, and follow up on implementation of recommendations and agreements as regards the process evaluation and tool kit development.

  • Provide technical support, orientation and guidance to the consultants and other staff on appropriate technical and institutional capacity-building measures to achieve the goals of the project.

    Field Monitoring and reporting:

  • Conduct field monitoring visits and organize assessment missions in the areas where the toolkit will be piloted and where the process evaluation will be done, identifying bottlenecks and instituting remedial measures.
  • Ensure timely preparation and submission of progress/status reports required.

    Key Requirements:

    Education

  • Advanced University Degree in Education or social sciences or Bachelor’s degree in Nursing, Public Health, diploma in clinical medicine or a related technical field.
  • Qualifications in the field of Management will be an added advantage.
  • Prior Work Experience
  • 3 years of progressively responsible experience in programme management, Monitoring and Evaluation, Social Policy or in related fields
  • Experience implementing and supervising projects

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Strong analytical, planning, negotiation, communications, and advocacy skills
  • Strong supervisory and managerial skills
  • Leadership skills including facilitation and influencing skills
  • Must be a team player and motivator
  • Experience in report writing
  • Experience in budget management

    Excellent interpersonal and communication skills:

  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing in English
  • Maintain frequent contact using cell phone, email, and Skype
  • Diplomatic with strong leadership skills.
  • Able to monitor, gather and evaluate information of broad scope and complexity
  • Natural ability to multitask, problem solve, and work with others to resolve challenges
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment and with frequent local travel to hardship duty stations
  • Competent with computer software applications including Microsoft Office programs (Word and Excel)
  • Interest in working in an innovative and demanding environment with significant travel

    4. Job Title: Process Evaluation Consultant

    Reports to: Principle Investigator

    Location: Kisumu

    Duration: 3 Months

    Vacancy No. FN-46-10-2014

    Project Description:

    A process evaluation will be conducted to study the implementation of the one-stop shop model of integrated family planning and HIV service model in Kenya.

    Information will be collected from the Technical Working Group (TWG), MOH at the National and County levels, health care providers, Family AIDS Care and Education Services (FACES), other implementing partners working in the region, frontline health care workers providing FP and HIV services as well as community leaders.

    A report will be written to describe the factors that led to the successful implementation, scale up and sustaining of family planning and HIV service integration in FACES supported facilities.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conduct key informant interview and focus group discussion with the TWG members, representatives from MOH at the National and County levels, health care providers, facility incharges, FACES staff and coordinators, other implementing partners working in the region, and community leaders.
  • Conduct facility observations and assessments using the Integration Assessment Tool at a sample of FACES facilities to measure the level of integration.
  • Use these assessments to evaluate the characteristics of facilities and of sub-county health management teams that have successfully implemented and maintained integration of HIV and family planning services.
  • Contribute materials (FGDs, IDIs, trip reports, integration assessments) for the development of the written report describing the underlying factors that led to the
  • successful implementation and maintenance of HIV and family planning service integration.
  • Assist with the dissemination of information on successful and promising approaches, lessons learned and other program results to local, regional and national levels
  • Coordinate activities and tasks with project manager and Process Evaluation lead consultant.
  • Monitor and maintain relevant materials such as data collection materials.
  • Respond timely to other requests and inquiries from internal and external staff.

    Key Requirements:

    Education

    Bachelor’s degree in Nursing, Public Health, Social Sciences, or other relevant discipline or Diploma in Clinical Medicine

    Prior Work Experience

  • Minimum four years working in family planning and HIV services including service provision, implementation and/or supervision
  • Experience supervising teams

    Preferred:

  • Qualitative research experience – designing structured interview guides,
  • Conducting individual interviews and focus groups,
  • Note-taking and qualitative analysis.
  • Hands-on experience setting up and managing M & E systems for health programs

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to plan, initiate, conduct and analyze data from interviews and focus group discussions
  • Ability to gather and evaluate information of broad scope and complexity
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively across a broad range of stakeholders including government representatives, health care providers, local community organizations, donors and other stakeholders
  • Experience in report writing

    Excellent interpersonal and communication skills:

  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing in English
  • Maintain frequent contact using cell phone, email, and Skype
  • Diplomatic with strong leadership skills
  • Natural ability to multitask, problem solve, and work with others to resolve challenges
  • Competent with computer software applications including Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Interest in working in an innovative and demanding environment with significant travel

    Applications should include the following

  • A cover letter stating current position (if applicable); and date available to start working for the program
  • A current CV including email and mobile phone contact information,
  • Name and phone number for two professional referees,
  • Two letters of recommendation preferably from a previous employer,
  • A copy of the latest pay slip (if applicable)
  • Copies of academic and professional certificates.

    All applications must be sent electronically to the email address below followed by hard copies which should be delivered or posted so as to reach the following address by by 31st October 2014

    Email: hrrctp@kemri-ucsf.org
    Human Resources Manager
    KEMRI – RCTP/ FACES Program
    P. O Box 614-40100
    Kisumu

    Please write the Vacancy Number, and Position applied for on the envelope and in the subject Line of the Email.

    Note: RCTP or any of its programs, Studies or Projects does not solicit for Money or any form of reward for a Job applicant to be considered for employment.

    Any such requests should be immediately reported to the HR department.

    Any job applicant who tries to corrupt our employee during any stage of the staff hiring process will be disqualified.


    Solidarity Islamic France Logistics Coordinator Job in Nairobi Kenya

    Position Title: Logistics Coordinator

    Location: Nairobi Kenya

    Contract Validity: 6 Month (Extendable)

    Expected Starting Date: ASAP

    Monthly Salary Range: (depending upon qualification & experience of the selected candidate plus communication allowance and medical insurance)

    Organisation Profile: Secours Islamique France (SIF) is a Non-Governmental Organization of international solidarity based in France.

    Founded in 1991, SIF is a non-profit and non-political organization dedicated to alleviate the suffering of the poorest people.

    SIF acts wherever humanitarian and social needs require mobilization of emergency relief and implementation of development programs.

    Today, SIF intervenes in around 20 countries and has been providing its help for 20 years in the respect of cultural diversity, without any distinction of origin, religion or sex.

    General Objectives of Job

    Security

  • Carry out regular risk assessment in all areas of SIF operation
  • Follow closely the evolution of the security situation and update/adapt the contingency plan
  • With assistance from field Teams and in collaboration with Head of Mission, review base security plans and national security plans for SIF Staff and Assets
  • Ensure that security regulations are followed in all SIF locations
  • Ensure that all staff are briefed on SIF security plans
  • Ensure that fire-fighting equipment, hibernation stock and first aid kits are well maintained in all SIF offices

    Logistics & Fleet Management

  • Coordinate, monitor and supervise the Logistics and procurement activities & action plans of all the projects with other departments and staff.
  • Maintain a strong material and vehicle supply to support the material needs of multiple projects and ensure correct collection/transport/storage/use/maintenance/monitoring of supplies and assets from numerous sources.
  • Ensure that all procurements are done in accordance to SIF procurement regulations
  • Review of logistics and field offices expenditures as well as SIF offices procurement forecasts.
  • Monitoring of logistics activities /workload and adjust structure accordingly.
  • Support the project management team during project proposal design
  • Performance of logistics audits and subsequent reporting.
  • Capacity building/training of logistics and overall technical support to and proper staff evaluation of logistics according to the timelines set by the mission.
  • Put in place and maintain a suppliers database and introduce cost-effective and transparent bid collection practices
  • Build and maintain constructive and ethical business relationship with suppliers and other stakeholders
  • Oversee the management of a procurement tracking system including the preparation of weekly tracking reports
  • Establish a formal communication system for logistics follow up with the different field offices (daily reports, weekly Skype meeting, etc.)
  • Conduct field monitoring visits as required

    Profile Required:

  • Education: University level or equivalent in Business administration or relevant.
  • Languages: Ability to write, speak and work in English
  • IT skills: Strong Microsoft package skills: MS Word, Outlook, Power Point and
  • Particularly MS Excel skills

  • Professional experience: At least 7 years of relevant experience in logistics management with an INGO.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, Committed team player and ability to work within a multicultural team
  • Can conform to shifting priorities, demands and timelines through analytical and problem-solving capabilities.
  • Experience at working both independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment is essential.
  • Trustworthy and honest;
  • At least 40 hours each week, with an ability & willingness to work on extra hours, on weekend and holidays when necessary, and travel throughout country.

    Hierarchical Relationship: Country Director (Head of Mission), Regional Administrator

    Please submit your application (CV, cover letter, references) at the attention of: apply.sif@gmail.com

    Thanks to use basic excel, word or PDF format) not later than October 20th, 2014

    Please clearly mention the position title in the subject line.

    SIF is an equal opportunity employer.

    Only short listed candidates will be contacted.


    UN Women Consultancy for Mapping Study on Existing Legal Services for Women and Vulnerable Groups in Particular Victims of Violence in Kenya

    Terms of Reference (TORS) for Consultancy

    Mapping Study on Existing Legal Services for Women and Vulnerable Groups in Particular Victims of Violence in Kenya

    Introduction

    The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) is the United Nations organization, dedicated to gender equality.

    It was established in 2011 to accelerate the attainment of the rights of women globally.

    UN Women stands for women’s equal participation in all aspects of life and is mandated to support UN Member States to apply global standards for achieving gender equality.

    It works with governments and the civil society to design and develop laws, policies, programmes and services, needed to implement these standards.

    UN Women is further expected to provide leadership in enhancing and coordinating the accountability of the United Nations system in its work on gender equality and women’s empowerment.

    The priority areas of focus for UN Women include: enhancing women’s leadership and participation; ending violence against women; and championing women’s economic empowerment.

    Violence against Women and Girls (VAWG) is widespread in Kenya manifesting in different forms across various contexts, particularly in conflict, humanitarian situations, informal urban settlements and electioneering periods.

    The Kenya Demographic Health Survey (KDHS) 2008-2009, shows that the incidences of gender-based violence (GBV) are increasing and that spousal or intimate partner violence is the most common and highest form of violence which continues to rise with 52% women and 43% men finding it justifiable and accept GBV incidences .

    At the national level, Kenya has a legislative framework that protects women and girls from violence such as the, Children’s Act (2001); Sexual Offences Act (2006); HIV & AIDS Prevention and Control Act (2006); Witness Protection Act (2006); Female Genital Mutilation Act (2011); Public Officer Ethics Act (2003) and the Counter Trafficking in Persons Act (2010), Marriage Act (2013, matrimonial an property Act (2014).

    Currently the Prevention against Domestic Violence Bill is at an advanced stage having gone through two parliamentary readings.

    Full implementation of the Constitution, existing laws and policies remains a challenge.

    Low levels of awareness and limited accountability to these laws and impunity continue to create a disabling environment for the survivor.

    Moreover, access including time, resources and distance continue to negate efforts towards accessing justice for survivors of violence.

    However, the on-going legal, police and judicial reforms provide an opportunity to promote multi-sectoral and multi-faceted strategies towards addressing VAWG and access to justice for survivors.

    Background

    The new Constitution of Kenya 2010, protects women’s rights and addresses gender issues in the family, and at community and national levels.

    However, a lack of knowledge on these rights and strong beliefs on the traditional role of women means discrimination and violence against women are still widespread.

    Survivors of violence, and women in general often lack the legal, psychological and medical services they need to rebuild their lives.

    End Violence against women and girls is one of the key result areas under the UN Women Kenya strategic plan with a focus on three areas of:

    1. The Prevention of violence against women and girls

    2. The Promotion of justice and ending impunity

    3. The Provision of services to survivors of violence

    UN WOMEN in ts support of the Africa Unite civil society network has engaged in a structured dialogue with civil society organisations (CSOs) not only as service providers in prevention (awareness campaigns) and provision of services, but also as key actors in the development and implementation of a multi-pronged strategy towards ending violence against women and girls.

    The promotion of justice and ending impunity will become a specific priority for UN WOMEN in the years to come as a way of tackling the issue of VAW in a more holistic response encompassing all three areas.

    Overall objective of the mapping study

    To map out the existing access to justice for survivors of violence mechanisms and structure in Kenya.

    This will in turn inform resource mobilization and allocations by national and county governments, Parliament, county assemblies and key non-governmental stakeholders towards catering for women’s access to justice needs.

    The recommendations will be aimed at should further enhance programming for SGBV, with attention to response mechanisms for survivors of SGBV.

    Content / Scope of the Study:

    1. Provide a comprehensive overview of existing formal and informal justice mechanisms for victims of VAW

    2. Assess the recent legal and institutional frameworks and developments that influence and determine access to justice for victims of VAW

    3. Map out actors providing legal assistance (legal awareness, legal information, legal assistance in and out of court) to victims of VAW.

    4. Map out legal services in terms of cost, distance and other resources including legal services embedded in one-stop centers.

    5. Map out existing and potential mechanisms/tools of access to justice at national and subnational (county and community level).

    6. Map out existing dialogue mechanism between civil society organisations, the Government and public sector and the donor community on access to justice in general and VAW in particular;

    7. Identify gaps in access to justice for women and girls

    8. Identify constraints and challenges for legal assistance to victims of VAWs

    9. Assess the level of engagement in policy dialogue by civil society on VAW and access to justice;

    10. Assess the need for capacity building by duty bearers and right holders in relation to access to justice and VAW.

    11. Recommendations:

    Identify key policy priorities for promoting in a long term perspective on legal assistanc to victims of VAW

    a) Conducive environment

    b) Capacities to deliver on legal services on VAW effectively

    c) Capacities of victims to claim their rights

    Deliverables:

  • An Inception Report providing details of the successful candidate’s understanding of the assignment, indicating methodology, scope and a set of minimal indicators.
  • A first draft report, which will be presented for validation by different stakeholders
  • Based on the above, a second and final acceptable draft report addressing the objectives.

    Data Collection Methodology

    The collection of data and information will be carried out using a three-prong approach:

  • Secondary data and information will involve a literature review of various documents including policy documents, laws, regulations, standards and codes, research reports, studies focusing on access to justice mechanisms commissioned by UN agencies, the AU, the academia, civil society organizations, donor and other multi-lateral partners;
  • Primary data and information will be obtained from service providers within both Government and Non-governmental organizations, informal justice mechanism leaderships, ministries of Devolution and planning, Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs, national gender machineries, national statistical offices, and civil society organizations.
  • It will be of critical importance to look at the referral mechanisms as well.

    Reporting Lines: The successful individuals will be required to report periodically and upon request to the Teamleader-SED-GBV at UNWOMEN KCO.

    Consultancy Administration:

  • Reporting guidelines: The successful institution or team will be required to report bi-weekly and upon request to the Teamleader SEC.
  • Time frames: The overall timeframe for this consultancy will be 20 days, between the conclusion of the contracting process and the delivery of an acceptable final draft is two months.
  • The Inception document must however be submitted for approval within Seven (7) days of the finalisation of the contracting process;
  • Meetings: The successful consultant will avail themselves to make presentations at various stages of the contract to UNWOMEN and stakeholders.
  • At least 3 such meetings are envisaged.

    Method of Assessment

    Applicants will also be required to submit a technical and financial proposal detailing how their experience meets the criteria set out above.

  • A detailed work plan should be submitted as well.
  • Master’s Degree in Gender and Development, Political Sciences, Social Sciences,
  • Development studies, Law, or related disciplines;
  • At least 3 years work experience in the development context, including working on gender, women’s rights, sexual and gender based violence issues;
  • Understanding of women’s rights or SGBV programming in Kenya;
  • Understanding of the legal frameworks and provisions for SGBV
  • Experience working with and guiding multiple stakeholders;
  • Knowledge of report writing and documenting programmatic results;
  • Knowledge of research and information analysis;
  • Good command of computer applications and software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc) and web-based management systems;
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English, with demonstrated ability to write clearly, concisely and comparatively.

    Duration of the Assignment: The proposed duration for the assignment is 15 working days.

    Application Process

    Applications should be sent to: consultancies.eharo@unwomen.org with the subject line clearly marked “MAPPING GBV”

    The deadline for submission of applications is COB 23rd October 2014.


    RTI International Regional Human Resource Specialist Job in Kenya

    RTI International 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, development and a full spectrum of multidisciplinary services.

    The Africa Regional Office supports RTI International growth and success in the Africa region by providing functional expertise and solutions.

    We seek to recruit a qualified candidate for the Regional Human Resource Specialist (RHS) role.

    This position is responsible for the administration, coordination and facilitation of HR programs, processes, and operational support services for the RTI Regional Office in Nairobi.

    She / He will also serve as the Senior Administrator of HR Operations for the projects in the region on HR activities that support, recruitment, on-boarding and orientation, HRIS administration, and HR compliance activities of local nationals.

    She/He will also manage the HRIS system uploads and data for integrity and reporting for the region.

    The RHRS will also oversee and administer local national employment activities to include; Employment Agreements, extensions, and other changes in local national employment status.

    Qualifications

  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources Management, or related discipline with eight (8) years’ of relevant work experience in the Africa Region.
  • Donor funded HR program experience desired.
  • High proficiency and demonstrated experience using HRIS e.g. PeopleSoft, Halogen, icims etc.
  • High degree of professionalism and discretion; culturally astute.
  • Must be discreet in judgment and management of confidential information and sensitive to data security.
  • Strong attention to detail, accuracy and organizational skills with ability to be flexible and work well under pressure in a multi-tasking environment.

    To apply, please email cover letter and CV to hrapplications@nb.rti.org by 24th October 2014.

    We regret that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

    RTI International does not charge any fees for its recruitment and selection processes.

    We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V


    Kericho Water & Sanitation Company Commercial Officer (Customer Service) Job in Kenya

    Kericho Water & Sanitation Company Limited (KEWASCO) is a Private Company established under the company‘s Act CAP 486, Laws of Kenya and is wholly owned by the County Government of Kericho.

    Incorporated in October 1997, we have been contracted by Lake Victoria South Water Services Board to provide Water & Sanitation services within Kericho County.

    This is through a Service Provision Agreement (SPA).

    Our vision is to be a Model of Excellence in Water and Sanitation Services provision in the sector and to this end; we have implemented best practices in the sector especially in the automation of the Systems.

    In particular we have implemented a Customer Relation Management System in addition to our GIS System and our efficient billing and accounting software.

    Our mission is to optimally provide adequate, safe, reliable water and sanitation services to our customers at a commercially sustainable level: to this end we plan to implement world class performance, quality and efficiency management systems including ISO, Six Sigma, the Balanced Scorecard to mention but a few.

    We are committed to not only maintain the high level of customer satisfaction that we have achieved so far, but to also take it to the next level and maintain our position as a best practice organization.

    To support this we seek a customer centric and results-oriented, qualified and experienced individual to fill the position of Commercial Officer, a key member of Middle Level Management.

    Commercial Officer (Customer Service)

    Reporting to the Commercial & Finance Manager, you will be responsible for all things Commercial i.e. overseeing / supervising Revenue Collection, Credit Control, Meter Reading, Billing & Customer Relations with the primary aim of maximising revenues and enhancing customer satisfaction in the Company.

    Main Duties and Responsibilities;

  • Develop departmental policies, procedures, actions plans and budgets in line with overall company mission and objectives and customer service charter
  • Ensure the effective implementation of the service delivery, revenue generation and collections strategies.
  • Effectively manage the customer service function in a manner that ensures the attainment of the set targets and promotes the Company’s brand.
  • Promote a customer centric culture throughout the organization by developing and implementing positive customer management systems that provide timely and high quality client services and disseminating company policy and procedures to customers.
  • Promote new ideas and business solutions that result in enhanced services to the existing and new clients
  • Maintain comprehensive commercial information, including up-to-date customer database, that support Company revenue objectives.
  • Ensure timely, complete and accurate meter reading, billing and subsequent collection.
  • Carry out customer surveys and propose improvements arising from feedback received.
  • Manage, lead and develop staff
  • Manage and guide the operations of the customer service and call centre teams in order to efficiently respond to queries and complaints, meet satisfaction targets and meet service delivery requirements.

    Qualifications, Experience and Skills;

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in a Business related field (Commerce, Accounting, etc).
  • Postgraduate Qualification in customer service or related field is an advantage.
  • 5 years experience with at least 3 years at Supervisory Level in the customer service; water sector experience will be an advantage
  • Experience of developing and implementing customer management systems and processes
  • Proven experience of supervising a team; call centre management will be a definite advantage
  • Demonstrable experience with CRM is a definite advantage; experience with ERP systems, Water Billing Systems (M@jics Billing Software) and Sage Pastel Evolution Systems is desirable.

    Terms of Service: The successful candidate will be offered on Permanent and Pensionable Terms.

    How to Apply:

    Applications should include a cover letter that demonstrates why you are the best candidate for the position you are applying for, a detailed up-to-date CV and photocopies of relevant testimonials, current and expected remuneration package, the names and addresses of three professional referees, an e-mail address and telephone number, and two (2) coloured passport size photos.

    Applications must be sent via email to hr-recruit@kewasco.co.ke addressed to:

    The Human Resources & Administration Manager
    Kericho Water & Sanitation Co. Ltd
    P O Box 1379 – 20200,
    Kericho
    Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

    Closing date: 31st October, 2014 at 5:00pm.

    This recruitment is supported by Adept Systems, Management Consultants


    Kuehne + Nagel Motor Vehicle Division Manager Job in Nairobi Kenya

    Kuehne + Nagel Ltd is one of the world’s leading logistics group with about 63,000 employees stationed at over 1000 locations in over 100 countries worldwide and are skilled in all forms of global transport by sea, air, overland and in providing high quality integrated logistics services.

    Kuehne + Nagel is headquartered in Schindellegi, Switzerland.

    Kuehne + Nagel seeks to recruit a highly competent and self-driven individual to fill in the following position in our Motor Vehicle Department in Nairobi.

    Manager, Motor Vehicle Division, Nairobi

    Responsibilities:

  • Build and maintain strong relationships with the customer’s management.
  • Analyse and manage motor vehicle projects from a logistics perspective.
  • Capable of developing the business.
  • Be the key contact person for all contract and operational matters.
  • Take responsibility and coordinate actions between respective Kuehne + Nagel operations globally with respect to problem solutions, improvement activities.
  • Retain customer business and improve contractual conditions leading to increased profitability.
  • Enhance existing customer business by offering additional services.
  • Align customer KPI requirements, secure comprehensive and correct reporting by Kuehne + Nagel operations, report KPI’s to customer, initiate corrective actions on Kuehne + Nagel and customer side.
  • Organise regular meetings with the client and relevant operations staff to report performance and receive an update from client on challenges and future plans.
  • Full P & L responsibility.
  • Cross-sell Kuehne + Nagel services.
  • Develop and implement account plans for clients.
  • Drive proactive suggestions for continuous improvement.
  • Maintain close communication with customer and Kuehne + Nagel’s operations team to ensure uniform understanding of customer expectations relative to operational solutions, timeline, costs and results.
  • Enforce SOP introduction and compliance.

    Qualifications, Skills and Competencies

  • Degree in Business Management/Logistics.
  • Knowledge and experience in both air and sea import processes in Kenya.
  • Previous managerial experience with some accounting knowledge.
  • 5 years Experience in the Logistics Industry.
  • Excellent leadership, communication and team motivator.
  • Computer literate.

    Qualified candidates should send their applications including a cover letter complete with a detailed updated CV with three referees and their email contacts.

    Applications should be addressed to hr.nairobi@kuehnenagel.com subject clearly marked with the respective position to reach us on or before 23rd October 2014.

    Only short listed candidates will be contacted.


    TSC TAC Tutors 237 Jobs in Kenya

    Teachers Advisory Centre (TAC) Tutors

    237 Posts

    Advert No 4/2014

    The Teachers Service Commission is advertising 237 vacant posts for TAC Tutors.

    Applications are invited from qualified teachers who should fulfil the following conditions:

    I. Must have served as a P1 teacher and have a Bachelor of Education Degree or its equivalent from a recognized university.

    II. Be serving as Approved Teacher I / Graduate Teacher I Job Group ‘L’ and above.

    III. Must be conversant with:

    a. Curriculum development, implementation, supervision and evaluation,

    b. Current trends in Education and Training,

    c. Institutional Financial Management and Procurement Procedures,

    d. Educational Research Practices, Structure and Functions of TSC under the new Constitution,

    e. TSC Code of Regulation for Teachers, TSC Code of Conduct and Ethics, and TSC Act 2012,

    f. Basic Education Act, 2013, KNEC Act 2012 and other relevant legal provisions,

    g. General School Administration.

    IV. Have served as an institutional administrator or in any other position of responsibility for not less than 5 years.

    V. Must have demonstrated merit in work performance and results.

    VI. Must comply with requirements of Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution.

    Successful applicants will be required to perform the following duties among others:

    I. Advise teachers on best practices in curriculum implementation.

    II. Update teachers on emerging issues on curriculum changes, pedagogy, content coverage and training.

    III. Establish Sub-county Teacher Advisory Resource Centres and develop curriculum support materials.

    IV. Inducting newly recruited teachers.

    A Master’s Degree in Education and computer literacy will be added advantage.

    Those who have undergone Teachers Proficiency Course (TPC) successfully will also have an added advantage.

    Successful applicants will be deployed in any county as TAC Tutors.

    Mode of Application

    Applications should be sent online through our website TSC TAC Tutors 237 Jobs in Kenya

    The closing date for this advert is 7th November, 2014.

    Gabriel K. Lengoiboni, CBS
    Secretary/Chief Executive


    Migori County Jobs in Kenya

    County Government of Migori

    Office of the County Public Service Board

    Migori County Public Service Board wishes to recruit competent and qualified persons to fill the following vacant position as per the Constitution of Kenya 2010 under Article 176 and the County Government Act No. 17 of 2012 Sections 44,45, 50 51, 58 and 63

    1. Deputy County Secretary

    One (1) Post

    Ref: MCPSB /101/2014

    Reporting to the County Executive Committee Member in-charge of Finance and Economic Planning, the County Chief Officer, Finance and Economic Planning, shall be the Accounting and Authorized Officer in respect of delegated power and shall be responsible for the administration of Finance and Economic Planning Department as provided under Section 46 of the County Government Act, 2012.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To deputize the County Secretary Responsible for the supervision of support functions, administration and ensuring synergy within the Governor’s office so as to deliver results. Overseeing and co-coordinating the County’s procurement and warehousing functions and ensuring compliance with the Public procurement and Disposal act and regulations Providing strategic direction in the performance of the support and operations functions of the Governor’s office5. Co-coordinating the Governors internal and external audits Responsible for overseeing the financial service in line with Public Finance Management Act of the Governor’s office. Any other duties that may be assigned by the office of the Governor

    Requirements for Appointment

  • Be a citizen of Kenya
  • Hold a degree from a recognized university in Social Sciences, Law, Public Administration, Finance or other degree in a related field.
  • Must have work experience of not less than 5 years, in administration, Financial management or Strategic management at a senior level.
  • Satisfy the requirement of Chapter six of the constitution,
  • Be conversant with the constitution of Kenya and County Government Act 2012,
  • Have ability to work in multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity
  • Demonstrate thorough understanding of county development objectives and vision 2030;
  • Demonstrate understanding and commitment to the national values and principles of governance as outlined in articles 10 and 232 of the constitution of Kenya.

    Terms of Service: Contract / Permanent

    2. Director County Administrative Services

    One (1) Post

    Ref: MCPSB /102/2014

    Duties and Responsibilities

    The Director in charge of County Administrative services will be responsible to the Deputy County Secretary for the following:

  • Assist the County Secretary in coordinating functions and duties and follow up to ensure that decisions are implemented and discharged as directed by the Executive to the respective departments;
  • Ensure efficiency in the management of the County resources within the County;
  • Ensure that different departmental offices align their service delivery to the priorities and objectives set out in the County policies and plans.
  • Develop and implement organizational strategies and policies, and directing a broad range of services including office allocation and hospitality management;
  • Improve processes and policies, manage administrative staff and play a role in long-term organizational planning;
  • Coordinate Cabinet Subcommittees, reviewing county policies, legislations and programs
  • Coordinate the preparation of the Quarterly, Semi-Annual and Annual Reports for Submission to the County Assembly;
  • Coordinate the preparation of the County Bills for publication and Submission to the County Assembly;
  • Implementation of policies and development plans relating to the department; and
  • Ensure prudence in the use of allocated resources
  • Any other duty as may be assigned from time to time;

    Requirements for Appointment

  • Have a Bachelors degree in Social Sciences or its equivalent from a recognized Institution.
  • At least 5 years working experience at a senior management level
  • Be conversant with government protocols and etiquette.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

    Terms of Service: Contract/Permanent.

    3. Deputy Director Protocol Function

    One (1) Post

    Ref: MCPSB /103/2014

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • To provide protocol guidance to H.E the Governor and the Deputy Governor (DG), and senior officers of Migori County Government, as well as the partners of these officers as needed;
  • To serves as a liaison with protocol officials in the Migori County Government and other VIPs;
  • To assist with questions of protocol, precedence, and local customs and practices;
  • To facilitate meetings, by ensuring proper etiquette for official engagements, and streamline interactions with dignitaries and other important guests
  • To plan events and focus more on personnel issues;
  • To guide leaders, be they elected officials or corporate executives, away from etiquette or cultural mistakes through research and a great deal of tact.
  • To engage in quite a bit of direct advising and coach senior Government officials or speakers about what to do and how to act;
  • Depending on the seriousness of the event or engagement in question, to help rehearse or practice different greetings or role-play potentially tough scenarios;
  • When foreign cultures are involved, to research potentially offensive customs or turns of phrase, and coach all travelers of common mistakes and ways to avoid them;
  • To exercise Judgment, be able to work independently and respond to time-sensitive deadlines and show initiative and use own judgment in deciding technical arrangements for official functions
  • To draft routine official and social correspondence related to protocol and events for H.E the Governor’s signature, including letters of thanks, condolence, or congratulations, or may task appropriate sections to provide drafts, as necessary;
  • To receive and distribute incoming circular diplomatic notes from VIPS and maintain master file of these documents.
  • Inventories and requests replenishment of H.E the Governor’s supply of official stationery, invitation cards, place cards, menu cards, etc;
  • To work closely with the office of the County Secretary, Public Affairs, and other Government sections, compiles biographic information on prominent Migori County personalities, as needed/requested;
  • To Assists with arrival and departure arrangements at Kenyan Airports for H.E the Governor, and other VIPs of the County Government and other agencies.
  • To establish and maintain working contacts with airline staff, police, customs, and other relevant officials at airport;
  • To review newspapers for items of social interest--marriage, birth, death, and change of social/business status of well-known County Government personalities. Clip articles and/or advise Front Office of events.

    Requirements for Appointment

  • Have a Bachelors degree in Social Sciences , International Relations and Communication (PR) or its equivalent from a university recognized in Kenya;
  • At least three years of relevant work experience in the areas of protocol in Diplomatic Mission or an International Organization;
  • Demonstrates knowledge of protocol related requirements and administrative processes and procedures;
  • Demonstrates professional competency and mastery of subject matter; efficiency and commitment in meeting deadlines and achieving results;
  • Adequate knowledge and experience with relevant computer software (MS Office suite and Lotus Notes);
  • Ability to draft a wide range of correspondences, speak and write clearly and effectively and tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience;
  • Sound planning and organizational skills and ability to prioritize and deliver assignments as required;
  • Good judgment and tact when handling sensitive issues;
  • Self-driven with ability to work independently with excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Be conversant with government protocols and etiquette;
  • Must satisfy the requirements of Chapter six of the constitution of Kenya 2010.

    Terms of Service: Contract/Permanent.

    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 addressed to:

    The Chairman
    Migori County Public Service Board
    P.O Box 365- 40400 Migori- Suna

    2. Hand delivered applications should be dropped at the offices of the Migori County Public Service Board located at Msomi Teachers’ College in Migori County.

    3. All applications should reach the Chairman, Migori County Public Service Board on or before Wednesday 30th October, 2014.

    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 2010, applicants must obtain the following clearance:

  • Tax compliance certificate from KRA
  • Clearance certificate from HELB
  • Clearance certificate from Ethics and Anticorruption Commission (EACC)
  • Certificate of good conduct from Criminal Investigation Department

    Note

  • Women, People living With Disabilities (PWDs) and Marginalized Groups are encouraged to apply,

  • Canvassing of any form will lead to automatic disqualification;

    Migori County Public Service Board is an equal opportunity employer.


    Kenya Markets Trust Senior Managers (Dairy, Seed & Inputs and Water Services) Job Vacancies

    Vacancies: Senior Managers (Dairy, Seed & Inputs and Water Services)

    3 Posts

    Kenya Markets Trust, is a non-profit organisation working to transform the performance of key agricultural markets and basic service sectors so that they can function better and improve the lives of those participating in them whether as producers, employees or consumers.

    To achieve these objectives KMT seeks to catalyse private sector innovation and partnerships, recognising that better functioning markets are the main mechanism for enabling economic growth and poverty reduction in Kenya.

    KMT is seeking to recruit 3 Senior Managers to lead and coordinate its work in Dairy, Access to Quality Seed & Agricultural Inputs, and Improved Water Service Delivery.

    Reporting to the Portfolio Director, each Senior Manager will work with partners and KMT staff to set sector strategy and provide technical know how and expertise to guide strategy implementation in their assigned sector.

    The successful candidate(s) will bring expertise in the practical application of market development approaches, as well as extensive experience in the relevant sector to which they have applied.

    As part of KMT’s management team, he/she will be capable of setting sector strategy, managing implementing partners, building partnerships with the private sector and across government, and driving staff and team learning ensuring strong team performance through the delivery of results.

    Over the longer term, he/she will leverage successful strategy implementation in their chosen sector to attract additional funding in support of KMT’s market development mission.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement sector wide strategies that are aligned to and significantly contribute towards the achievement of KMT’s market development mission.
  • Accountable for all deliverables and results related to their specific sector, including maintaining focus on achieving impact at scale.
  • Develop partnerships with the private sector, government and other key market actors in the sector assigned
  • Develop and manage budget and resource, ensuring that the sector team has the resources required to deliver expected results.
  • Initiate and support various research process and ensure the use of evidence and results to inform strategy, promote learning and demonstrate impact and support innovation
  • Manage implementing partners and staff, working to promote the market development approach in all aspects of the sector related work

    The Senior Manager will:

  • have demonstrable knowledge and senior level experience in the relevant sector have extensive experience of stakeholder engagement; developing partnerships and managing relationships with the private sector, government (both central and local), donors, and NGOs.
  • have programme management expertise and experience and expertise in either the making markets work for the poor approach (M4P), USAID’s market facilitation approach and or value chain development
  • have strong relationship management skills, excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships, influence and motivate employees, stakeholders and partners
  • possess prior M & E experience, particularly in the context of developing results chains and log frames, with prior knowledge of the Donor Committee for Enterprise Development’s (DCED) Results Measurement Standard for Private Sector Development Programmes an advantage

  • have strong financial management and reporting skills with experience managing sub contractual relationships and/or grant agreements•
  • have strong analytical skills, excellent writing skills and be proficient in the use of MS Office tools
  • possess a high level of integrity and commitment to the vision of the organisation
  • be an enthusiastic, pragmatic and energetic hands-on individual

    Applicants will have

  • a first degree in a relevant discipline such as Economics, Agribusiness, Development Studies, Business Management, Finance and Accounting, Marketing, and a post graduate qualification in a relevant discipline.
  • a minimum of 10 years’ working experience leading/managing a private sector development programme, preferably with a specific focus on market development, or value chain improvement;
  • with at least 3 years’ experience gained at a management level.
  • Candidates with extensive experience leading and managing private sector companies in the relevant sectors are also strongly encouraged to apply.

    If you are interested in the above position and meet the above criteria, please send in your application via electronic mail to SPMKMT@tgagroupea.com attaching a full résumé / curriculum vitæ and details of your current salary package in Microsoft Word Document (.doc /.docx) format.

    Website: Kenya Markets Trust Senior Managers (Dairy, Seed & Inputs and Water Services) Job Vacancies

    Your application should reach us on or before Saturday 8th November 2014.

    An attractive and competitive package will be offered to the appointed candidates.


    IRDO Senior Data Manager / Analyst Job in Kisumu Kenya

    Impact Research and Development Organization (IRDO) is a national NGO with its head-quarters in Kisumu and regional offices in 10 counties of Kenya.

    IRDO is currently funded by PEPFAR / CDC to implement a combination of evidence-based, cost-effective structural, biomedical and behavioral HIV prevention interventions that target the general populations, youth, key populations and HIV infected individuals.

    We are seeking experienced and qualified personnel to fill the position of Senior Data Manager / Analyst, based in Kisumu.

    Job Summary:

    The successful candidate will be the in-charge of the data management systems of the program, ensuring that data of the highest quality are collected across all implementation sites.

    Specifically, s/he will support the development of data collection instruments, develop standard operating procedures for data management and analysis; design and maintain databases; oversee data collection, entry and storage; and perform data analysis and support manuscript development.

    Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical support in all aspects of data management related to the program including: designing of data collection instruments; designing and maintaining program databases; planning and conducting data analyses, interpretation and dissemination; assessing data quality.
  • Identify and select the technology platform for the program database system; then, design, develop, and implement a relational database for the program to be used by the team.
  • Provide training, supervision, and support to the data team on data collection activities across all the sub-counties.
  • Ensure data quality through data validation checks, including discrepancy/inconsistency checks, real-time data monitoring, data cleaning, and report generation of records from the databases.
  • Prepare and present analysis reports, summary tables, and graphics as requested.
  • This includes interpreting, presenting and discussing results with the program team.

    Minimum Qualifications:

  • Masters Degree in Biostatistics, Statistics, Epidemiology, Applied Mathematics or related field
  • Excellent knowledge and experience with the development of relational database programs for entry of large data sets.
  • Minimum five years of professional experience conducting analysis of qualitative and quantitative program data
  • Proficiency in data management and excellent hands-on experience with major data analysis software packages (SPSS, SAS, STATA, CS Pro, etc).
  • Proficiency in Ms. Access and Ms. Excel compulsory.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft SQL 2008 and above.
  • Expertise in statistical analysis, data management procedures and reports generation.
  • Demonstrated strong background in manuscript writing.
  • Experience in leadership and supervision.

    Submit applications, complete with CV, copies of certificates and testimonials, letters from and telephone numbers of three professional referees, current and expected salary, to reach the undersigned not later than 27th October 2014.

    The Human Resources Manager,
    Impact Research and Development Organization,
    P. O. Box 9171-40141,
    Kisumu.


    China Central Jobs in Nairobi, Kenya

    CCTV Africa is China Central Television’s news productions center which was launched in Kenya on January 11, 2012.

    CCTV-Africa is expanding and is seeking experienced, dynamic and professional applicants for the following job vacancies:

    1. Desk Planner

    2. News Anchor

    3. Business Editor

    4. Sports Editor

    5. Talk Show Producer

    6. Video Editor

    7. Studio Director

    8. TV Graphics Designer

    9. Vision Mixer

    10. Sound Operator

    11. Social Media Manager

    12. Social Media Editor

    13. Master Control

    14. IT and Communication

    15. Electrical Maintenance Engineer

    16. Electrical Technician/Engineer

    17. Studio Technician/Engineer

    All the above positions are on a full-time basis.

    Candidates should have:

  • Minimum two years’ experience in the television industry
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
  • University bachelor degree or above
  • Calm under pressure - and a strong team player

    All the positions are located in Nairobi, Kenya.

    If you are interested, please send your CV, cover letter and video links for your work to recruitment@cctvafrica.co.ke; or cctvafricajobs@gmail.com by 31st November 2014


    British Council Jobs in Nairobi Kenya

    The British Council is UK’s international organisation for educational opportunities and cultural relations.

    We build trust and understanding between people worldwide by enabling them to share ideas and knowledge.

    The British Council, together with partners in the UK and Kenya have developed a football-based programme in Kenya to work with young people on the prevention of violence against women and girls (VAWG), by building on the existing Premier Skills programme.

    1. Programme Manager - Prevention of Violence against Women and Girls through Football

    British Council is seeking to locally appoint an experienced, full time, Kenya-based Programme Manager.

    Key areas of responsibilities:

  • Providing overall strategic leadership to the management of the Programme, with responsibility for meeting programme objectives and oversight of programme implementation in Kenya;
  • Ensuring the delivery of the programme meets the requirements and expectations of the funder;
  • Acting as spokesperson for the Programme, representing and advocating and communicating its work on local and national platforms;
  • Relationship management as the primary liaison between British Council internal project leadership both in Nairobi and the UK, national partners and local partners and stakeholders within the project communities;
  • Overseeing the monitoring and evaluation of the overall programme, and preparing reports to the client for timely submission;
  • Performance and results-based monitoring of the Programme and communicating this to funders, partners and stakeholders;
  • Managing and coordinating the work of all long- and short-term staff and subcontractors;
  • Managing the contributions and dynamics of the various partnerships in-country as well as the schedules and functioning of the national steering committee of the programme.

    Qualification and Experience

    Essential

  • Expertise in VAWG and track record of managing successful interventions, in particular those focused on attitude and behaviour change;
  • Experience of working with international donors/funders, and strong understanding of donor policies and approaches;
  • Track record of successful management, design and delivery of complex programmes for large international donors (minimum of five years’ experience);
  • Strong team-building skills and experience of relationship and partner management, including managing teams across multiple sites and working with international and national partner organisations;
  • A strong learning orientation and commitment to improving the global evidence base on what works to prevent violence against women and girls;
  • Experience of managing monitoring and evaluation processes and measuring results, with excellent client reporting skills;
  • Excellent financial management and reporting skills;
  • Excellent communication skills, including strong presentation and facilitation skills and ability to work on VAWG/gender equality in a sensitive, context-appropriate way;
  • Extensive experience of working in Sub-Saharan Africa, particularly Kenya;
  • Relevant degree e.g. social studies, gender, politics.

    2. Facilities and Administration Manager

    We are seeking to recruit an experienced, proactive and dynamic Facilities Manager to assume overall responsibility for the management, maintenance and running of the British Council’s Office in Upper Hill and a number of staff residences.

    The Post Holder will lead on all aspects of Health, Safety & Security, as well overseeing outsourced cleaning, gardening and catering services.

    Key areas of responsibility:

  • Ensure that the British Council office and residences are managed and maintained effectively.
  • Ensure that HSS (Health, Safety and Security) standards are met in all premises and staff residences.
  • Manage inventories.
  • Support the negotiation of new leases and renewals in line with corporate standards and within local market values and ensure best value for money.
  • Support the management of maintenance contracts to ensure that they are negotiated to offer the best possible value and return for British Council.
  • Effective management of the facilities and administrative related vendors.
  • Ensure the appropriate management of insurance for all premises.
  • Management of the Kenya Business Continuity Plan (BCP).
  • Promote awareness and compliance of Health, Safety, Fire and Security management.
  • Ensure the Kenya Transport policy is up to date and adhered to.
  • Oversee IT management.
  • Ensure that we are fully compliant and proactive in all areas of our global environment policy.
  • Management of annual premises budget.
  • Ensure a high standard of internal customer care within the team.
  • Line manage up to 5 Business Support Services staff.

    Qualifications and Experience

  • Degree level qualification in a relevant discipline (e.g. Business and/or Management / Estate Management)
  • Financial, Business and Management skills
  • Tendering and Procurement skills
  • A strong track record in Facilities Management
  • Customer Services

    Applicants who meet the essential requirements of the post should visit British Council Jobs in Nairobi Kenya and follow the “Job Opportunities Worldwide” tab and look for “See our current vacancies”. Click on “External Vacancies” and filter for “Kenya”.

    The British Council is committed to a Child Protection Policy: applications will be considered only for candidates who declare their agreement to the policy.

    Deadline for receiving applications is 29th October 2014.

    Please disclose your current package in your application.

    Only candidates who are successful during short-listing will be contacted.

    British Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


    Mothers2Mothers Data Officer Job in Kenya

    Data Officer (fixed term contract)

    Mothers2Mothers

    Through its peer education and psychosocial support services to PMTCT clients, m2m seeks to contribute to the reduction of vertical HIV transmission and improve the health and wellbeing of mothers living with HIV and that of their infants and other family members, as well as improve client retention to ensure that mothers and their babies access all priority services in the PMTCT cascade using the Mentor Mother Model.

    m2m now provides peer education and support services in six African countries namely Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, South Africa, Swaziland and Uganda at more than 600 health facilities.

    Every year, m2m conducts annual evaluations with m2m countries.

    The annual evaluation is designed to assess achievements of m2m country PMTCT programmes in accordance with m2m’s strategic objective.

    Recently, m2m embarked on improving its scope of work by including Reproductive Maternal and Child Health components to its programme strategic objectives to enable clients and their families improve their overall health.

    This change has necessitated revision of our M&E data collection tools.

    As expected the transition has brought about some challenges that need to be addressed before the commencement of the 2014 annual evaluation.

    m2m has been implementing its Mentor Mother Model in Kenya since 2008 and currently operates 30 health facilities across the country.

    Purpose of the Fixed Term Contract

    In preparation for the 2014 annual evaluation m2m seeks two experienced data officers to conduct 1) a data quality audit / inspection (i.e. quality assurance) and 2) a PMTCT service uptake quality improvement exercise utilizing the m2m programme logbooks kept at health facilities.

    This will be a 2 month fixed term contract.

    Scope of Work

    The primary responsibilities of the Data Officer will be:

  • To work with the Monitoring & Evaluation Coordinator (MEC) and Mentor Mothers to inspect the m2m programme logbooks to ensure that client records are accurately transferred from the old logbooks to the new logbooks at selected health facilities.
  • Probe to determine to what extent the guideline for transferring client records was adhered to.
  • Where data transfer mistakes occurred, correct them.
  • Under the guidance of the MEC, ensure that future data entry will be done correctly through participating in training of mentor mothers
  • Under the guidance of the MEC, participate in the “18 months infant test uptake QI intervention”

    Expected Deliverables

  • Participation in orientation / training to understand the task at hand
  • Completed “data quality audit tool” per health facility
  • Field notes based on observation
  • Facility based report with detail of the data quality outcome as well as data quality improvements made
  • A formal report on training of Mentor Mothers to avoid future mistakes in recording client information in logbooks
  • Completed “infant testing tracking quality improvement” template
  • Desired background and experience

    We are seeking someone with both strong research qualifications and programme experience, including:

  • A post-graduate degree in a relevant discipline (e.g. public health, social sciences or the like)
  • Proven experience in managing and processing data, including conducting data quality audits
  • Exceptional attention to detail and the ability to concentrate on detail for long periods of time
  • The ability to deliver accurate work
  • The ability to work independently and in a team
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to deliver to deadline
  • Advanced conceptual and analytical skills
  • Fluent in Swahili

    How to apply:

    Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and CV to kmmprecruitment@m2m.org by 20 October 2014.

    Only short listed candidates will be contacted. If you do not hear from us after one month of the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful.


    Peace for Africa & Economic Development (PAD) Jobs in Kenya

    Chief Development Officer

    Are you a passionate, committed and a visionary professional who is keen on promoting peace and economic development of youths in Africa?

    Then you could be the person we are looking for.

    We are hiring a Chief Development Officer that would be responsible for resource mobilization and overseeing communications at PAD.

    Thank you.

    How to apply:

    For more information and job application details, see; Peace for Africa & Economic Development Jobs in Kenya by 26th Oct 2014


    Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) Jobs in Kenya

    Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF)

    "Sometimes in life there is that moment when it's possible to make a change for the better. This is one of those moments." -Elizabeth Glaser

    The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation is a global leader in the fight against pediatric HIV and AIDS, working in 15 countries and at more than 7,000 sites around the world to prevent the transmission of HIV to children, and to help those already infected.

    Today, because of the highly successful work of the Foundation and its partners, pediatric AIDS has been virtually eliminated in the United States.

    With a growing global staff of over 1,000—nine of 10 who work in the field—the Foundation’s global mission is to implement HIV prevention, care, and treatment programs; further advance innovative research; and to execute strategic and targeted global advocacy activities to bring dramatic change to the lives of millions of women, children, and families worldwide.

    Overview:

    The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) intends to recruit a Procurement and Logistics Officer for an anticipated integrated health service delivery program in Coast Province, Kenya.

    The Procurement and Logistics Officer will provide support for inventory, purchasing, vehicle management, property management/maintenance, logistical support, service contracts, and other related administrative activities.

    The Procurement and Logistics Officer will be based in Coast Province for the duration of the project.

    This position is subject to project award and funding.

    Job Description

    1. Title: Procurement and Logistics Officer

    Location: Coast Province, Kenya

    Job Responsibilities:

  • Procurement of office equipment and supplies and “central procurement” items for sub-grants
  • Maintenance of procurement files.
  • Ensuring that all required documents and donor approvals are obtained, completed, and filed for EGPAF’s procurement activities in line with USG and EGPAF regulations and approved budgets.
  • Identified best sources for procurement of foods and services.
  • Obtains competitive bids, quality discounts, and achieves cost savings in accordance with Federal procurement guidelines.
  • Provides logistical support to the project as needed, including vehicle management, coordinating work permits for expatriate staff, inventory reporting and control, and managing disposal of property and equipment in accordance with EGPAF and USG regulations.

    Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree is required; Degree in procurement and logistics, administration, or similar field preferred.
  • At least 4 years of experience on procurement and logistics related activities.
  • Prior experience coordinating with various government offices for VAT exemptions, work permits, Visas, etc. strongly preferred
  • Understanding and experience with USG procurement and logistical regulations
  • Preference for candidates who have experience working with international NGOs.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English; knowledge of local languages is a plus.
  • Local candidates are encouraged to apply.

    2. Title: Communications Officer

    Location: Coast Province, Kenya

    Job Responsibilities:

  • Support the development of specific communications strategies and messages and coordinate ongoing communications activities related to achievement of project results.
  • Work closely with the project team and partners to document successes and lessons learned from project activities
  • Support the development of reports, presentations, and other materials for specific target audiences
  • Responsible for drafting external PR communication about the program

    Required Qualifications

  • Degree in Communications
  • At least 4 years of experience working with the NGO community, international donors, and local press in Kenya.
  • Understanding of HIV/AIDS service delivery and the health sector in Kenya
  • Strong written and oral communications skills
  • Excellent writing, editing, and proofreading skills; experience in design an advantage
  • Fluency in written and spoken English; knowledge of local languages is a plus.
  • Local candidates are encouraged to apply.

    3. Title: Operations Manager

    Location: Coast Province, Kenya

    Job Responsibilities:

  • Acts as the primary point of contact for operational matters related to the project and ensures operational information is shared appropriately between project staff, implementing partners/sub-awardees, the donor, and other stakeholders.
  • Oversees performance management and compensation systems, recruitment, staff development and training, and other HR functions for the project.
  • Ensures all appropriate IT equipment and infrastructure is in place, well-maintained, safeguarded, and properly functioning, and that staff are properly trained on all IT-related procedures.
  • Oversees all processes for identifying appropriate goods and services to be purchased in order to support project leads, manages relationships with key vendors, and ensures procurement activities are properly documented.
  • Oversees general maintenance, security, and use of office space, equipment, and supplies and ensures appropriate procedures are in place for receiving visitors and external phone calls.
  • Provides operational support and oversight to all field operations and to seconded staff.

    Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree is required; Master’s degree in Business Administration, Management, Operations or other relevant field strongly preferred.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in a financial / administrative management and leadership role at a middle-management level; experience in Kenya strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience with and knowledge of USG-funded grants and contracts required; experience with USAID contracts strongly preferred.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English; knowledge of local languages is a plus.
  • Local candidates are encouraged to apply.

    4. Title: Finance and Grants Manager

    Location: Coast Province, Kenya

    Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide financial management support to the project team to ensure compliance with contract requirements over the life of the project.
  • Collaborate with project staff to develop and regularly review contract budgets and monitor contract spending performance.
  • Prepare regular financial reports and ensure compliance with donor reporting requirements.
  • Ensure the integrity of partner administrative, financial, and human resource systems
  • Provide financial data and analysis and perform other financial duties as needed to support project management

    Required Qualifications:

  • Advance degree in public administration, business administration, CPA, or related areas.
  • Minimum 10 years of progressively responsible financial management experience on large USG projects; experience managing USAID contracts preferred.
  • Experience providing financial oversight to a U.S. Government-funded project with a budget of at least $10 million per year.
  • Strong knowledge of USG rules and regulations, FAR, ADS, and USG Cost Principles for non-profit organizations required; familiarity with USAID financial monitoring, regulations, and reporting requirements strongly preferred.

  • Proven experience in supporting the full cycle of grants and contracts management activities from pre-award assessments, monitoring/compliance visits, and close-out procedures.

  • Capabilities and experience in the following preferred: direct sub-grants for implementation of health-related activities; system and procedure development for managing complex programs with many implementation sites, partners, and beneficiaries; district level quality improvement approaches; consultant and contractor supervision; transparent and competitive procurement processes; accounting and financial management software, and audits.
  • Proficiency in English is required; additional proficiency in local languages is a plus
  • Local candidates are encouraged to apply.

    5. Title: Technical Advisor

    Location: Coast Province, Kenya

    Job Responsibilities:

  • Ensure the technical quality of the project and progress toward meeting set goals and objectives.
  • Provide technical direction and assistance for the implementation of their area activities
  • Work with the Chief of Party (COP) and Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) to adapt overall program implementation, workplan, and assignments in accordance with stakeholder feedback and evaluation results.
  • Contributes to the development of work plans, budgets and technical reports, as needed.
  • Work with USAID, Ministry of Health, and other stakeholders to coordinate and promote activities.

    Required Qualifications

  • Higher education degree required (Ph.D., MD, MPH, or other relevant degree).
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in international health programs in resource-poor setting; experience in Kenya preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience with and knowledge of USG-funded grants and contracts required; experience with USAID contracts strongly preferred.
  • Excellent communication skills; fluency in written and spoken English; knowledge of local languages is a plus.
  • Local candidates are encouraged to apply.

    6. Vacancy: Communications Officer

    Location: Coast Province, Kenya

    Overview:

    The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) intends to recruit a Communications Officer for an anticipated integrated health service delivery program in Coast Province, Kenya.

    The Communications Officer will coordinate and support project communications activities including working with the project team to develop key messages and communications strategies and coordinating their implementation, documenting and disseminating project results, drafting internal and external communication about the project.

    The Communications Officer would be based in Coast Province for the duration of the project.

    This position is subject to project award and funding.

    Job Responsibilities:

  • Support the development of specific communications strategies and messages and coordinate ongoing communications activities related to achievement of project results.
  • Work closely with the project team and partners to document successes and lessons learned from project activities
  • Support the development of reports, presentations, and other materials for specific target audiences
  • Responsible for drafting external PR communication about the program

    Required Qualifications

  • Degree in Communications
  • At least 4 years of experience working with the NGO community, international donors, and local press in Kenya.
  • Understanding of HIV/AIDS service delivery and the health sector in Kenya
  • Strong written and oral communications skills
  • Excellent writing, editing, and proofreading skills; experience in design an advantage
  • Fluency in written and spoken English; knowledge of local languages is a plus.

    7. Vacancy: Senior Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Advisor

    Location: Coast Province, Kenya

    Overview:

    The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) intends to recruit a Senior Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Advisor for a forthcoming USAID - funded integrated health service delivery program in Coast Province, Kenya.

    S/he will work closely with the Chief of Party to design, implement, and oversee all monitoring, evaluation, and documentation activities for the project.

    The Senior Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Advisor will be based in Coast Province for the duration of the project.

    This position is subject to project award and funding.

    Job Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the design and implementation of systems for providing routine M&E data feedback to partners and stakeholders
  • Support project technical staff to develop and finalize project reports, query databases, review data, and assure data quality
  • Ensure that the project is monitored in accordance with USAID technical programmatic and operational guidelines
  • Provide technical assistance to partners for the development of data collection tools, data management, and data analysis

    Required Qualifications

  • Degree in Epidemiology, Statistics/Biostatistics, demography, or any other relevant field
  • At least 10 years of progressively responsible experience in monitoring and evaluation in the international development context; experience in Kenya strongly preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to handle large quantitative data sets, conduct data quality checks, analyze data using statistical packages, and contribute to reporting
  • Hands on experience at site level supporting data use and management
  • Experience with USG projects required; experience with USAID contracts strongly preferred
  • High level of understanding of the national data reporting system in Kenya preferred
  • Proficiency in English is required; additional proficiency in local languages a plus

    8. Vacancy: Technical Advisor

    Location: Coast Province, Kenya

    Overview:

    The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) intends to recruit technical advisors for both long-term and short-term positions for the following areas: prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT); HIV testing & counseling; voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC); HIV care and treatment; laboratory services; TB/HIV; HIV stigma & discrimination; family planning; water, sanitation & hygiene (WASH); nutrition; health systems strengthening; quality assurance; training and capacity building; and behavior change communication (BCC).

    The technical advisors will provide leadership, management, support, coordination, and technical expertise for the implementation of an anticipated integrated health service delivery program in Coast Province, Kenya.

    Positions are subject to project award and funding.

    Job Responsibilities:

  • Ensure the technical quality of the project and progress toward meeting set goals and objectives.
  • Provide technical direction and assistance for the implementation of their area activities
  • Work with the Chief of Party (COP) and Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) to adapt overall program implementation, workplan, and assignments in accordance with stakeholder feedback and evaluation results.
  • Contributes to the development of work plans, budgets and technical reports, as needed.
  • Work with USAID, Ministry of Health, and other stakeholders to coordinate and promote activities.

    Required Qualifications

  • Higher education degree required (Ph.D., MD, MPH, or other relevant degree).
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in international health programs in resource-poor setting; experience in Kenya preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience with and knowledge of USG-funded grants and contracts required; experience with USAID contracts strongly preferred.
  • Excellent communication skills; fluency in written and spoken English; knowledge of local languages is a plus.
  • Local candidates are encouraged to apply.

    How to apply:

    Applicants should submit an application letter, detailed CV, and list of references via email with a subject title to kenyarecruitment@pedaids.org. by November 6th, 2014


    Serene Landscapes Gardeners Jobs in Nairobi Kenya

    Vacancy: Gardeners

    Serene Landscapes a Nairobi based Landscaping and Gardening firm is looking to fill the above positions.

    They will be contracted to do garden maintenance jobs for clients, that include private gardens, or businesses or public areas like roundabouts.

    The work is very physical and involves moving from one station to another.

    Job Description

  • Maintaining the grounds and landscapes for clients
  • Planting lawns and flowers-Garden clean up
  • Watering lawn and flowers
  • Pest control
  • Lawn mowing
  • Hedge trimming
  • Small scale installation works

    Qualification and Competencies

  • Minimum of KCSE Education
  • Able to read and write English
  • Knowledge in use of gardening machines
  • Experience in garden maintenance
  • An eye for detail and ability to do very neat work
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • No criminal record
  • Good conduct

    Salaries are based on qualification.

    Interested individuals to send CV and applications letter to serenelandscapes993@gmail.com by 31st November 2014

    Tel: +254789483408


    Land O'Lakes K-SALES Program Jobs in Makueni and Taita Taveta Counties

    Land O'Lakes International Development

    Kenya Semi-Arid Livestock Enhancement Support (K-SALES) Program

    Introduction:

    Kenya Semi-Arid Livestock Enhancement Support (K-SALES) is a 3-year United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) funded project that aims to improve the competitiveness of the cattle, sheep and goats (shoats) value chain by increasing productivity and expand trade in live animals and meat (cattle and shoat), hides and skins and other livestock products.

    The project will be implemented in six counties within the semi-arid area of Kenya namely; Machakos, Makueni, Kitui, Meru, Tharaka Nithi and Taita Taveta.

    K- SALES interventions will increase the availability of quality enhancing inputs, technologies and services, while increasing adoption of improved cattle, sheep and goat production systems and farm management techniques.

    In addition, the project will improve post-harvest handling infrastructure including livestock markets, slaughterhouses, hide and skins curing units and tanneries among others.

    The project will stimulate and leverage Public and Private Partnership (PPP) investment in infrastructure and technologies through matching grants in the project and strengthen vertical and horizontal linkages through capacity building and mentorships to improve linkages between buyers and sellers, buy-down risk of investment and reduce transaction costs in the six Counties.

    Background of the Assignment:

    Initial assessment and prior experience in leather and leather products development in Taita Taveta and Makueni County indicate the existence of a nascent leather industry made up of rural tanning and leather product development.

    In order to dimension, align and inform the nature of interventions in this sector in the value chain, K-SALES would like to conduct a survey on the potential leather production as well as end market survey for the same.

    Overall Objective of the Assignment:

    The purpose of this Terms of Reference (TOR) is to invite prospective candidates and service providers to develop and submit applications for a USDA proposal for conducting market survey on the potential of leather production and market for leather and leather products in Taita Taveta and Makueni counties.

    Potential applicants are hereby notified officially in writing of these requirements and conditions for award and applicants will not be compensated for any proposal preparation and submission costs.

    The overarching goal for K-SALES is increasing agricultural productivity and expanding trade of agricultural products of Kenya cattle, sheep and goats sector in domestic, regional and international markets.

    K-SALES is working with partnering organizations and firms involved in the cattle, sheep and goats meat value chain sector and with the capability to improve the technical capacity of local firms and organizations.

    1. Terms of Reference:

    Survey on Potential Leather Production and Market for Leather and Leather Products in Makueni and Taita Taveta Counties

    Scope of the Assignment:

    The consultant will play an important role in facilitating and driving forward Land O Lakes key activities in the K-SALES project through conducting a market survey for leather and leather products

    Key Activities will include:

  • Establish the livestock population and livestock kill per day in Makueni and Taita Taveta Counties
  • Establish production volumes of hides and skins and sales values from credible sources
  • Profile the players in the leather value chain in Taita Taveta County
  • Document challenges associated with trade in Hides and skins, leather and leather product in the two counties
  • Establish and map existing and potential markets for leather and leather products within and outside the counties.

    Assignment Duration: Under this TOR, K-SALES initially intend to contract for a maximum period of 14 days.

    Deliverable

    A detailed market survey report for the leather and leather products in Makueni and Taita Taveta County. Identify possible market linkages for leather products generated from the county.

    2. onsultant’s Terms of Reference: Survey on Bones & Horns Art Craft and Related Activities in Makueni and Taita Taveta Counties

    Scope of Work:

    The Consultant will perform the following tasks:

  • Assess and profile the types of Bones and Horns available as raw materials for Bone and Horn craft in Taita Taveta and Makueni counties
  • Assess and profile potential groups that are doing craft work with Bones and Horns or showing interest
  • Profile the types and markets for products made from Bones and Horns by the existing groups
  • Identify gaps that K-SALES can address – craft techniques, design, marketing, equipment etc.
  • Based on the findings above recommend to KSALES the interventions to boast growth of the industry

    Deliverables:

    The final deliverables of this assignment will be:

  • A report detailing the types of Bones & Horns available as raw materials for the two counties
  • A profile of potential groups that are doing craft work or showing interest in the two counties
  • A Profile of the types and markets for products made from Bones and Horns
  • A gaps analysis report relating to but not limited to craft techniques, design, marketing, equipment

    Recommendations for interventions based on the identified gaps

    Assignment Duration: Under this TOR, K-SALES initially intend to contract for a maximum period of 14 days.

    Instructions to Applicants: This contract of assignment will be awarded for a period not exceeding 14 man days.

    Interested applicants will be required to submit proposals with details of how they will achieve the scope of work and accompanied by a budget.

    Instructions to Applicants:

    This contract of assignment will be awarded for a period not exceeding 14 man days. Interested applicants will be required to submit proposals with details of how they will achieve the scope of work and accompanied by a budget.

    The proposal should be emailed to Procurement.KSALES@idd.landolakes.com no later than 22th October 2014.

    Should you require any further clarification, please contact us by e-mail.


    Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision Surgeons, Assistant Surgeons and Infection Prevention (Hygiene) Officers Jobs in Kenya

    Eastern Deanery Aids Relief Program (EDARP) is a faith based program under the Roman Catholic Church.

    Eastern Deanery AIDS Relief Program was founded in 1993 to respond to the numerous incidences of HIV infection which affected the communities living in the eastern side of the city of Nairobi.

    EDARP Vision is to reduce the burden of TB/HIV in the eastern slums of Nairobi through innovative prevention, care and treatment strategies in a community based approach.

    EDARP is currently seeking highly talented and hardworking individuals to be part of a dynamic team that will scale up access to Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC) services in Nairobi.

    All applicants must demonstrate an ability to work flexibly and within team-based approach.

    Applicants are invited for a short term contract/LOCUM

    1. VMMC Surgeon

    10 Positions

    The VMMC surgeon will work under the guidance of the VMMC coordinator,

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Perform screening and medical evaluation of clients in readiness for medical male circumcision
  • Provide voluntary medical circumcision to eligible clients as per national guidelines
  • Preforms post-operative reviews for circumcised clients, including managing any complications arising from the medical circumcision and making referrals appropriately.
  • Provide supervision and support to VMMC staff at the heath facility.

    Requirements

  • Be in possession of a diploma in clinical medicine or Nursing from a recognized medical training college.
  • Be currently registered by clinical officer council or nursing council of Kenya
  • Be trained and certified on VMMC

    2. VMMC Assistant Surgeon

    6 Positions

    Assistant Surgeons will work as one of the team members on the VMMC teams to provide quality VMMC services on a daily basis to ensure the safety of the patient at all times.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Flexible to perform diverse clinical roles
  • Assist in the screening of clients and offer post-operative reviews
  • Ensure client safety, privacy, infection prevention challenges, and address other aspects of quality of care
  • Verify and maintain information relating to patients including filling of client forms, registers, drugs and other supplies.

    Requirements:

  • Be in possession of a Kenya Registered Nurse or Kenya Registered Community Health Nurse

  • Diploma from a recognized Medical Training College.
  • Be trained and certified on VMMC.

    3. Infection Prevention (Hygiene) Officers

    8 Positions

    Infection Prevention (Hygiene) Officers will be expected to maintain high hygiene standards for the VMMC teams, as well as coordinate surgical instruments sterilization for all required supplies and equipment.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership in management of equipment and supplies before and after VMMC services
  • Ensure a steady supply of sterile MC packs the VMMC teams
  • Ensure operating theatres, consultation rooms, and recovery areas are clean and ready for use during and after the VMMC service provision.

    Requirements:

  • Be in possession of at least the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education, with higher education preferred.
  • Be trained and certified on VMMC
  • Have at least one years’ experience in VMMC work
  • Demonstrate awareness of the Infection Prevention

    How to Apply

    Interested and qualified applicants are invited to submit their cover letter and CV along with contacts of three referees to Recruitment@edarp.org and vmmcedarp@gmail.com stating the position on the subject line by 31st November 2014.

    Human Resource Manager,
    Eastern Deanery AIDS Relief Program,
    Nairobi, Kenya

    Note: Only short listed applicants will be contacted.

    EDARP is an equal opportunity employer


    Aga Khan Hospital Jobs in Kenya

    The Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) is a non-denominational, international development agency established in 1967 by His Highness the Aga Khan.

    Its mission is to develop and promote creative solutions to problems that impede social development.

    AKF has worked in Kenya since 1974 in sectors that include civil society, health, education and rural development.

    AKF is starting a 4-year project with USAID entitled the Yetu Initiative.

    Yetu means “Our” in Kiswahili, and the Initiative will help Kenyans assert, “These are our concerns, and these are our solutions.” Yetu will strengthen CSOs in community philanthropy, which occurs when citizens mobilize their own resources to address their community’s needs (whether these are very local communities, or even the global community of Kenyans).

    Yetu will work with Kenyan CSOs to engage and catalyze citizen support for their missions.

    This initiative will be based on collaborative efforts involving the private sector, government and civil society.

    AKF is hiring a Manager to oversee the effort, with ultimate responsibility for implementation; this individual will be highly self-motivated, engaging, proactive and energetic.

    The Aga Khan Hospital, Kisumu is an institution of the Aga Khan Health Service, Kenya which is an agency of the Aga Khan Development Network.

    The hospital is part of a network of health facilities in East Africa which include: Clinics, Aga Khan Hospital Mombasa, Aga Khan Hospital Dar es salaam and Aga Khan University Hospital Nairobi.

    It provides medical care to the population of western Kenya region and works with leading clinicians in the country in the management of complex cases.

    The Aga Khan Hospital, Kisumu has attained acknowledgment of its quality by achieving ISO 9001:2008 accreditation, ISO 15189:2007 accreditation for laboratory services and is moving towards Joint Commission International Accreditation.

    The Aga Khan Hospital, Kisumu has also expanded its services to Kisii, Kakamega, Busia, Kisumu, Bungoma, Kericho, Kitale and Homa – Bay Counties.

    It is seeking qualified candidates for the following positions:

    1. Patient Services Manager

    Overall Responsibility

  • The incumbent will be responsible for coordinating services at the front office, liaising between clinical staff and clients for effective dissemination of information, communicate with clients clearly regarding insurances, policies, payments, clinic appointments and ensuring minimum patients waiting time.
  • Coordinate the activities of out-patient departments by working closely with other departmental heads
  • Ensure adequate and effective communication between departments and patients. Pro actively identify and deal with potential issues that would prevent timely and patient centred care.
  • Receive patient complaints / department conflicts and investigate the same as promptly as possible.
  • Review feedback received from patient satisfaction surveys, suggestion box, verbal feedback e.t.c suggest and implement ways to improve institutional performance.
  • Supervise staff in the department.

    Requirements

  • Degree in Business Administration or equivalent.
  • Professional qualification in Customer Care or Public Relations is essential.
  • At least five years’ experience in a busy service oriented organization.
  • Excellent PR and communication skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving ability.

    Applications including detailed curriculum vitae, names and contacts of three referees, current and expected salary details should be forwarded by 30th October, 2014 to:

    The Human Resource Manager
    Aga Khan Hospital, Kisumu
    P.O. Box 530-40100
    Kisumu

    E-mail: ksm.recruitment@akhskenya.org

    2. Vacancy: Community Philanthropy Manager

    This position will be based in Nairobi, Kenya and will report to the Regional Programme Director.

    Specific Responsibilities Include:

  • Manage the Initiative - ensuring targets are accomplished, deadlines are met, and objectives are achieved;
  • Coordinate a staff of 3, as well as numerous volunteers and subgrantees;
  • Oversee all implementation aspects, including: work-planning, reporting, communications, monitoring, evaluation, research, learning, subgrant management, and financial management;
  • Coordinate with a variety of stakeholders, including USAID, the Steering Committee, the Global Alliance for Community Philanthropy, the AKF-USA office, and especially the government of Kenya;
  • Provide capacity-building to local CSOs in community philanthropy, sustainability strategies, marketing; communications, and other key capacities.
  • Mentor CSOs to conduct campaigns to garner support;
  • Constantly engage with businesses to solicit support and catalyze partnerships with CSOs;
  • As directed, manage emerging programmatic issues and activities.

    Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field (Master’s preferred);
  • Minimum 5 years working with CSOs (7 plus years preferred), with at least 3 years in a leadership role;
  • Minimum 3 years working in or engaging with the business sector (5 plus years preferred);
  • Minimum 2 years working on USAID-funded projects;
  • Experience with fundraising campaigns and other innovative outreach and sustainability efforts;
  • Demonstrated ability to build CSO capacity;
  • Demonstrated ability to network and catalyze cooperation and learning between disparate groups, including business and government;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Familiarity with key AKF sectors and the Kenyan context for civil society.

    Candidates interested in this unique career opportunity should submit a cover letter, CV and the names and contact information of three professional referees by 31st October, 2014 to the Regional Human Resource Director, Aga Khan Foundation, East Africa, by e-mail to recruitment@akfea.org

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


    ALS Limited Embraer and Helicopter Captains and First Officers Jobs in Kenya

    ALS Ltd is the leading General Aviation Company situated at Wilson Airport.

    It provides Aircraft with crew, maintenance and support for various operations within Africa.

    ALS is also involved in humanitarian projects.

    We have immediate vacancies for the following positions:

    1. Embraer (ERJ 135/145) Captains and First Officers

    2. Helicopter AS350 B2/B3 Captain

    Full details on the position scope, duties, qualifications and experience should be downloaded from our Website under the Career Page: ALS Limited Embraer and Helicopter Captains and First Officers Jobs in Kenya

    Applications:

    If you meet the requirements of the above positions and are looking for an exciting career, please send your application accompanied by a comprehensive Curriculum Vitae with daytime contacts, copies of academic and professional certificates, testimonials, logbook summaries (actual), six (6) months, twelve (12) months and total flight hours to either of the address indicated here below so as to reach us not later than Thursday October 30, 2014.

    The Human Resources Manager
    ALS Limited
    P O Box 41937 - 00100,
    Nairobi

    or E-mail address:hr@als.co.ke

    All applicants Must also send a copy of their application to:

    The Director General, KCAA,
    P O Box 30163, 00100,
    Nairobi

    ALS Limited is an Equal Opportunity Employer


    Legal Action Worldwide Finance and Administration Officer Job in Nairobi Kenya

    Job Title: Finance and Administration Officer

    Location: Nairobi

    Reports to: Executive Director

    Key Areas of Responsibility:

  • Lead in the completion of regular internal and external financial processes as directed by the Executive Director
  • Plan and organise the implementation and reporting of all logistics activities for LAW missions based on travel logistics and security policies and procedures

    Job Tasks Include:

    Accounting Roles

  • Perform financial procedures (receipts, payments, payroll), including recording of transactions related to programme activities
  • Implement and monitor financial controls, including bank reconciliations and other control accounts, finance reports, etc.
  • Consolidate accurate data entry into the QuickBooks ledger accounting system for monthly reporting.
  • Prepare financial reports for donors and management.
  • Organise and manage internal and external audits as per donor policies where appropriate
  • Produce statutory (legal) accounts and other legal returns for LAW
  • Assist the Executive Director in preparation of the annual budget
  • Develop and maintain financial policies and procedures
  • Ensure the financial policies and procedures are followed across the organization.
  • Identify IT needs for the organisation
  • Implement accounting systems as needed
  • Logistics and Administrative Roles
  • Support all logistics-related activities, including travel and security, and ensure that policies and procedures are followed.

    Work together with program staff in order to develop the logistics strategy of LAW missions with the main aim being to:

  • Anticipate logistics and operational needs
  • Ensure availability of funding
  • Provide logistical support to the missions
  • Ensure that the office is well maintained
  • Organise the procurement, use, replacement, and disposal of equipment in accordance with LAW and donors' policies and procedures.
  • Ensure pre-qualification of vendors is done in line with the LAW policies
  • Contribute in the review and design of the logistics and procurement policies, processes, procedures and guidelines
  • Ensure that logistics and procurement operations are in line with LAW logistics and procurement policies and procedures, and with donor partner requirements

    Expectations

  • Maintain accurate financial record in accordance with Swiss Law.
  • Maintain strong internal controls and ensure Swiss legal compliance.
  • Ensure smooth running of the LAW office and LAW field missions.
  • Manage global registration of LAW and take minutes in the various Board / Committee meetings

    Minimum Qualifications

  • A minimum of five years’ experience in financial management, professional designation preferred
  • Experience with an International NGO essential
  • Bachelors Degree in Business Administration or Accounting
  • Certified in Public Accounting [preferred]
  • Demonstrated financial management and accounting skills
  • Ability to work effectively and accurately on multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment

    How to Apply:

    Please email your CV, along with a cover letter detailing how you meet the above criteria, to mangan@legalactionworldwide.org by 31st November 2014


    Infotrak Jobs in Nairobi Kenya

    Infotrak Research and Consulting is a professional research company that was founded and incorporated under the Laws of Kenya in 2004 following the vision of the founder to provide the Pan African Market with suitable information solutions required to sustain the needs of the ever-growing economies.

    Headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, Infotrak also has a hub office for West Africa in Lagos Nigeria and field contacts in more than 20 other countries in Africa.

    The research and consultancy firm, which is currently one of the fastest growing in the region, attributes its rapid growth to not only innovation, high level of professionalism and dynamism, but also to the intricate attention given to providing clients with relevant and user friendly reports.

    We are looking for suitable person to fill the following positions:

    1. Public Relations and Social Media Executive

    Ref: IRC/PRSME/1/2014

    Key Responsibilities

  • Public relations;
  • Handling and managing our social media accounts;

    Minimum Qualifications

  • A bachelor’s degree in communications.
  • A masters’ degree will be an added advantage;
  • At least two years’ experience in public communications;
  • Good verbal and written communication skills;
  • Fluent in English and Swahili. Familiarity with any other foreign language will be added advantage;
  • Intelligent, innovative and a team player;
  • Good computer literacy;
  • Experience in website management will be an added advantage;
  • Good presentation skills;
  • Must be active in social media.
  • High level of integrity

    2. Data Analyst

    Ref: IRC/DA/2/2014

    Key Responsibilities

  • Processing and analysing data;
  • Designing survey samples;
  • Writing reports.

    Minimum Qualifications

  • A bachelor’s degree in applied statistics or mathematics. A masters’ degree will be an added advantage;
  • At least three years’ experience in data processing and analysis;
  • Good verbal and written communication skills;
  • Fluent in English and Swahili. Familiarity with any other foreign language will be added advantage;
  • Intelligent, innovative and a team player;
  • Good computer literacy.
  • Familiarity with SPSS, Ms Excel and other data processing
  • soft wares is a must;
  • Experience in project management;
  • Good presentation skills;
  • Strong multitasking abilities and able to meet deadlines.
  • High level of integrity

    3. Research Executives - Market and Social Research

    Ref: IRC/RE/2/2014

    Key Responsibilities

  • Writing market and social research proposals;
  • Designing research methodologies;
  • Overseeing implementation of research projects;
  • Writing reports.

    Minimum Qualifications

  • A bachelor’s degree in social sciences preferably sociology, political science, law, anthropology or marketing. A masters’ degree will be an added advantage;
  • At least three years’ experience in desk and field research;
  • Good verbal and written communication skills;
  • Fluent in English and Swahili.
  • Familiarity with any other foreign language will be added advantage;
  • Intelligent, innovative and a team player;
  • Computer literacy in Excel, Word and PowerPoint. Familiarity with SPSS will be an added advantage;
  • Experience in project management;
  • Good presentation skills;
  • Willingness to work within and outside Kenya;
  • Strong multitasking abilities and able to meet deadlines;
  • High level of integrity.

    How to Apply

    Interested applicants can send their applications, resumes and testimonies to careers@infotrakresearch.com by 24th October 2014.

    Please specify in the email subject the reference number of the position you are applying for.

    Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.


    AAR Insurance Sales Executives Jobs in Nairobi Kenya

    Vacancy: Sales Executives

    Where: AAR Insurance (K) Ltd

    Location: Nairobi

    We are looking for talented, creative and innovative team players excited about an opportunity to grow their sales careers in one of the leading insurance companies in the region

    Key Requirements

    Education:

    Minimum requirement KCSE C.

  • Diploma in business administration / Marketing will be an added advantage

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Well groomed and presentable

  • Age: 25 years and above

  • Candidates below 25 yrs must have at-least 3 years sales experience

  • Must be ambitious and focused to succeed in sales career under minimum supervision

  • 2 to 4 years sales experience in Sales and Marketing.

  • COP/ACII qualification an added advantage

    Remuneration: Generous commission based incentives

    If interested, please forward your CV and application letter to mgoreti@aar.co.ke

    Closing Date: 31/10/2014


    Hilton Nairobi Sales Manager Job in Kenya

    Vacancy: Sales Manager

    Principle Responsibilities & Position Purpose:

    A Sales Manager with Hilton Hotels and Resorts analyses local market trends and competitor activity to recommend strategies that keep the hotel a leader in the marketplace through the development of future and repeat business.

    Qualification Standards

  • Must have 7 years work experience in Sales in a busy environment, preferably hospitality industry with a proven track record to close a sale.
  • Strong leadership skills, whereas it is evident that you can effectively manage and motivate a team to perform beyond expectations
  • Strong analytical skills so to understand key business indicators and competitive trends and develop approaches to these challenges
  • Business degree, or any relevant qualification, would be advantageous
  • Develop customer accounts and travel within the local area to drive business into the specific hotel / cluster and to increase market/customer share in all revenue streams

    Specific Job Knowledge, Skill and Ability

  • Possession of excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Positive attitude
  • Skilled in use of Microsoft Windows, Word, Excel, Spreadsheet and database, Outlook, E-mail system.
  • Commitment to delivering a high level of customer service
  • Excellent organizational and planning skills
  • Flexibility to respond to a range of different work situations
  • Ability to work under pressure and under own initiative
  • Previous experience in sales role with the ability to close a sale

    Application Process:

  • Excellent future career opportunities are available within the organization.

  • Compensation and benefits are commensurate with background and experience.

    Interested candidates are invited to apply through: Nairobi_Recruitment@hilton.com before end of day 28th October 2014

    Hilton Nairobi is an equal opportunity employer and as such, canvassing in any form will lead to automatic disqualification.


    YWCA Assistant Housekeeper Job in Kenya

    The Young Women’s Christian Association is a National Organization founded in 1912 whose purpose is to develop the leadership and collective power of women and girls to achieve social and economic empowerment, human rights, health, security, dignity, freedom, justice and peace for all humanity.

    The Association invites application for the position of Assistant Housekeeper.

    The successful candidate will be based at the YWCA Headquarters.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Supervision of Housekeeping Staff and ensuring High Standards of Cleanliness and Maintenance
  • Addresses complaints regarding Housekeeping Services and Equipment, and takes corrective action.
  • Schedules rooms that are due for cleaning after check-outs and allocates to relevant staff
  • Coordinates work among the Room Stewards and all Housekeeping Staff.
  • Conducts Orientation Training and In-service Training to New Staff and Trainees including explanation of policies, work procedures as well as demonstrate use and maintenance of equipment.
  • To manage stocks of housekeeping sundries to ensure adequate supplies as well as efficient use.
  • To coordinate and organize Laundry Services.
  • To provide guidance and direction to Room Stewards, including setting performance standards and monitoring performance.

    Qualifications & Skills:

  • Diploma in Housekeeping and Laundry from a recognized institution.
  • 3 years experience in a similar facility or three Star Hotel
  • God fearing
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Management Skills
  • Integrity
  • Innovative with business acumen
  • People management
  • Time Management

    Candidates that are interested and meet the above qualifications are invited to apply.

    An application with a CV and copies of relevant certificates to reach the under mentioned on or before 31st October 2014

    Human Resource Officer
    YWCA-Kenya
    hr@ywcakenya.org


    Clinton Foundation Program Assistant Job in Nairobi, Kenya

    Position Title: Program Assistant

    Department: Clinton Climate Initiative - Forestry

    Site Location: Nairobi, Kenya

    Summary:

    The purpose of this position is to provide the SLEEK team with administrative and logistical support helping to ensure the management and smooth running of the program.

    Scope and Impact: The incumbent will work directly with all CCI F staff involved with the SLEEK program, relieving them from administrative tasks allowing them to devote more time to the programs.

    His/her will also be tasked, as appropriate, with programmatic tasks which will increase as they grow in the role.

    The incumbent’s demeanor, professionalism and diplomacy impacts important relationships, both internal and external, and supports the overall well-being of the program and functioning of CCI Forestry in Kenya.

    The role is essential in allowing the SLEEK team to implement the program in Kenya.

    Essential Functions

    Assist managing SLEEK program (40%):

  • Supports the documentation of the SLEEK development process including the production of minutes of meetings and documentation of key-decision that will underpin the development of SLEEK;
  • Provides program support in the tracking of key deliverables through GANTT charts and other tools;
  • Drafts contracts, budgets, and donor reports with direction from manager
  • Writes routine reports and correspondence, and assists with the development of program materials
  • Conducts research and provides support to the SLEEK team members in regards to programmatic efforts

    Support organization of meetings (25%):

  • Arranges meetings and events between SLEEK participants, assisting with preparations for SLEEK quarterly meetings, including producing presentations, supporting documents and meeting logistics;
  • Ensure deadlines are met, questions are answered, and requests are addressed proactively and promptly;

  • Takes notes at meetings as required

    Provide general administrative support to the SLEEK project team (35%):

  • Composes, edits and proofs correspondence, reports and memoranda and other materials Draft letters to partners upon requests
  • Create and maintain electronic and hard copies of important documents;
  • Assists with the administration of the SLEEK scholarship program
  • Maintains and organizes SLEEK files;
  • Assists in formatting and printing project/program documents, materials and presentations upon requests
  • Assists assigned managers and team members by maintaining calendars, receiving and composing communications as correspondence, and replies to inquiries

    Additional Responsibilities and Occasional Duties

  • This job description is intended to convey information essential to understand the scope of the position.
  • It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of skills, efforts, duties, or responsibilities associated with the positions.

    Physical Demand Analysis

  • The Clinton Foundation will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in undue hardship.
  • Physical Demands that are Essential to the Job and Performance and their Frequency
  • Constant computer work which may require repetitive motion, prolonged periods of sitting and sustained visual and mental applications and demands.
  • Occasional long-distance travel (sometimes to developing countries, including rural areas) which may require walking distances, lifting and carrying luggage and boxes (>25bs), and prolonged periods of sitting in tight quarters.
  • Occasional lifting, bending, pulling, collating, and filing, some of which could be heavy (>15 lbs) or require the use of carts.

    Qualifications

    Education (Minimum Needed and Type of Degree Needed):

    Minimum Required:

  • undergraduate degree in a relevant field (preferably environment or project management related). Work Experience (Minimum Needed):

    Minimum Required:

  • At least three years working in a program support role or similar for a complex and fast-paced organization

    Preferred: Experience in project management, interactions with internal and external contacts

    Specialized Knowledge Needed for Performance of Job:

  • Ability to effectively take notes, and to synthesize complex and/or text-heavy information;
  • High level of diplomacy required with the ability to manage relationships in a positive manner;
  • Ability to interact with people at all levels inside and outside of the organization, as well as people from diverse backgrounds;
  • Superior customer service skills and a high level of discretion with confidential and sensitive information;

    Skills (e.g. Level of Judgment Required, Ability to Direct, Work Independently, Multi-Task, etc.):

  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task, good command to prioritize and manage time to meet deadlines;
  • Ability to work well in a fast paced environment, while maintaining a professional demeanor; ability to remain calm in stressful situations;
  • Willingness to be nimble and proactive;
  • Excellent attention to detail, with strong reviewing skills and a high degree of accuracy is essential.

    Special Skills (e.g. Technical, Advanced):

  • Good computer skills, especially with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Windows, and in internet-based communications
  • Other (Communication Skills, Mechanical Aptitude, Math Skills, Learning Skills, or Other Specific Skills Required):
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including superior written and spoken communication and fluency in English and Swahili
  • Excellent teamwork and relationship management skills required.

    Additional Comments:

  • Ability to work in a varying schedule including nights, early mornings, weekends and holidays.

    How to Apply

    Send application to drizzetti@clintonfoundation.org

    Deadline: October 17th 2014

    Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

    The Clinton Foundation maintains a strong policy of equal opportunity in employment.

    It is our objective to recruit, hire, and retain the most qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic or status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

    Our equal employment philosophy applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, compensation, benefits, training, promotions, transfers, job benefits, and terminations.


    Business Development Executive Employment Opportunity

    Saman Associates is currently in the process of recruiting a Business Development Executive for one of our clients whose core business is in construction and telecom infrastructure power.

    The incumbent will be responsible for the following:

  • Define the business development roadmap in the long, mid and short terms, incorporating customer needs, input and feedback;
  • Identify and evaluate new markets and partnership opportunities through direct prospecting, networking, attendance and participation with various industry and professional groups and networking associations.
  • Initiate and complete proposals, presentations, terms and conditions and negotiation and execution strategies;
  • Assist the customer to understand how our construction and telecom infrastructure services will benefit them;
  • Present, negotiate and conclude with clients type of contracts or parts of it;
  • Follow up with the client along the execution of a project and negotiate potential contract adaptations or extensions when needed
  • Conduct post mortems with clients upon completion of their project
  • Manage key accounts and customer relations and stay engaged throughout extended bidding cycles to win and close on contracts;
  • Adhere to all quality standards and processes for the acquisition of customers, opportunities and submission of tender and contract documents;
  • Develop effective working relationships with customers, key partners and stakeholders through regular meeting and identifying and obtaining further opportunities;
  • Conduct a situation analysis including the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats to assist in the development of a strategic plan for the future of the business.
  • Investigate the economic conditions surrounding the business’s activity such as industry trends and competition;
  • Oversee all administrative activities of the company, ensuring that all work processes are maximized for efficiency.

    The successful candidate should have the following qualifications:

  • Degree in Business Development or relevant field;
  • Two (2) years conducting sales and business development activities;
  • Proven ability to sell professional services, preferable construction & project management services;
  • Experience in producing and delivering formal and informal business presentations.
  • Experience in dealing with clients at establishment head level.
  • Experience in working to agreed targets within a commercial environment.

    If you believe you qualify for this position, please send your CV and details of your current and expected remuneration to recruitment@samanassociates.co.ke by 31st November 2014

    Only qualified candidates shall be contacted


    Parliamentary Pupillage Programme, 2015 Career Opportunities

    Republic of Kenya

    The Parliamentary Service Commission

    Vacancy No. PPP/PSC/10/2014

    Position Advertised: Parliamentary Pupillage Programme, 2015

    The Parliament of Kenya is one of the institutions set out in the Council of Legal Education (Admission) Regulations, 2007 as an institution in which students of the Kenya School of Law may undertake their Pupillage Programme.

    The Parliamentary Service Commission now seeks to engage six (6) highly motivated Kenyans to undertake their Pupillage Programme with the Parliament of Kenya for a period of six (6) months commencing January, 2015.

    The successful pupils shall be selected from applicants who

    (a) possess at least a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) degree (Upper Second Class Honours) from a recognized University;

    (b) are admitted to the Kenya School of Law;

    (c) demonstrate good verbal and written communication skills in both English and Kiswahili, as evidenced by a score of at least a “B” plain grade in both subjects;

    (d) demonstrate a proactive attitude and willingness to learn and to be part of a team handling challenging tasks within strict timelines; and

    (e) are computer literate.

    Applicants must complete the Parliamentary Service Commission Job Application Form (Form 1J), which can be downloaded from www.parliament.go.ke or obtained from the Commission reception desk at the Ground Floor, County Hall, Parliament Buildings, Nairobi, during office hours.

    The application should be accompanied by a copy of the letter of admission to the Kenya School of Law, certified copies of academic certificates and testimonials.

    The application form and copies of certificates and testimonials shall be in a sealed envelope clearly marked “Application for Pupillage” and shall be addressed to:

    Clerk of the Senate/Secretary,
    Parliamentary Service Commission,
    P.O. Box 41842 – 00100,
    Nairobi, Kenya.
    Or hand-delivered to the Commission reception desk at the Ground Floor, County Hall, Parliament Buildings, Nairobi, during office hours or emailed as a PDF file attachment to applications@parliament.go.ke to be received on or before 31st October 2014.

    Please note:

    Applications from applicants who do not complete the Parliamentary Service Commission Job Application Form (Form 1J) referred to in this advertisement will Not be considered.

    Clerk of the Senate/Secretary,

    Parliamentary Service Commission.


    Meru County ICT Director Job in Kenya

    Meru County Government

    Office of the County Public Service Board

    The Meru County Government wishes to recruit a competent and qualified person to fill the following vacant position as per the constitution of Kenya 2010 and section 451, 150 and 510 of the County Government Act No.17 of 2012.

    Director – Information & Communication Technology (ICT)

    The Director will be answerable to the Chief Officer in the relevant Department and will be responsible for the following tasks.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Development, implementation and evaluation of the relevant division strategic plans, programmes and projects in collaboration with other departments and stakeholders
  • Planning and supervision of the relevant division’s programmes and activities. Organization, direction, control and co-ordination of the functions of the division.
  • Interpreting and applying national and county laws and other related statutes in the relevant division in line with the county goals and objectives.
  • Developing appropriate county departmental policies, legal and institutional frameworks for implementation of the mandate of the division.
  • Handling administrative, Human Resources and assets management issues.
  • Oversee preparation of annual work plans and financial budgets
  • Ensuring strict compliance with all financial, budgetary and procurement procedures
  • Co-ordination of production, documentation and dissemination of the relevant division’s information.
  • Provide advice and guidance in recruiting, hiring and staff development.
  • Perform other duties that may be assigned from time to time by the Chief Officer.

    Requirements for Appointment

  • Be a holder of at least a first degree in ICT from a recognized University in Kenya in the relevant field.
  • A Master’s degree in ICT will be an added advantage.
  • Have a relevant knowledge and experience of not less than five (5) years in the ICT field
  • Demonstrate a high degree of professional and technical competence as reflected in work performance and results.
  • Be conversant with policy formulation and implementation.
  • Be a strategic thinker and result oriented.
  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of Devolution, the County development objectives and vision 2030.
  • Satisfy the requirement of Chapter six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 on leadership and integrity.
  • Important information to the applicants;
  • Meru County Government is an equal opportunity employer.
  • Women and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

    Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

    The applications should reach the Secretary on or before 27th October 2014

    How to Apply:

    All applications should be submitted in a sealed envelope clearly marked on the left hand-side the position you are applying for and addressed to:

    The Secretary,
    County Public Service Board,
    P.O. Box 120-60200,
    Meru.

    Email: merucounty@meru.go.ke


    Kenya Water Security and Climate Resilience Project Job Vacancies

    Republic of Kenya

    Ministry of Environment, Water and Natural Resources

    State Department of Water

    Kenya Water Security and Climate Resilience Project

    The Government of Kenya has received financing from the International Development Association (World Bank) towards implementation of the Kenya Water Security and Climate Resilience Project - Phase 1 (KWSCRP-1), and it intends to apply part of the proceeds to payments for consulting services to be procured under this Credit.

    As part of coordination and supporting the implementation of the project activities, the Government of Kenya wishes to hire Senior Project Engineer for a period of three (3) years.

    1. Senior Project Engineer

    (Project No. P117635; Credit No. IDA52680)

    Expression of Interest – Project Position

    Ref: MEWNR / KWSCRP-1 /007/2014-2015

    The Post

    Reporting to the Technical Manager (TM), Infrastructure Implementation Unit (IIU), the Senior Project Engineer will work within the IIU to provide engineering input to deliver on financing of infrastructure investment and preparation of sub-projects in the immediate investment pipeline in line with the Project Implementation Manual.

    Key Assignments

    a) Overseeing and delivering on the successive stages in the development of the investment pipeline;

    b) Working extensively through implementation support consultants (ICS) to support various sub components;

    c) Contributing in review and improvement of procedures and the Investment Framework (IF);

    d) Overseeing design reviews by consultants for ongoing infrastructure projects;

    e) Supporting executing agencies inbuilding an investment pipeline of sub-projects for funding, tendering and supervision;

    Qualifications

    Degree in Civil / Water Resources or Irrigation Engineering or a comparable field and be registered with Engineers Registration Board (ERB) and/or member of Institution of Engineers of Kenya (IEK);

    Minimum 8 years experience and demonstrable professional and managerial competence in engineering design and implementation;

    Significant relevant work experience in the planning, preparation and implementation of a variety of water resources investment projects; and relevant computer application skills.

    Master’s degree in water resources engineering and experience in the design of complex or large irrigation projects could be an advantage.

    Place of Work

    Office space will be provided by the project.

    Remuneration and Payment Schedule

    Remuneration will be based on international competitive rates for this specific specialized field of knowledge and will reflect the selected candidate’s area of expertise and relevant work experience.

    Selection Method

    Selection of an Individual Consultant in accordance with World Bank’s Guidelines for Procurement under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits dated January 2011, and the Guidelines for Selection and Employment of Consultants by World Bank Borrowers dated January 2011.

    Applicants from the civil service will also be considered in accordance with current civil service rules and World Bank’s Guidelines.

    The expression of interest must be in plain sealed envelopes and clearly marked “Ref: MEWNR / KWSCRP-1/007/2014-2015 – Senior Project Engineer” addressed to

    2. Procurement Advisor

    Ref: MEWNR / KWSCRP-1/06/2014-2015

    (Project No. P117635; Credit No. IDA52680)

    Expression of Interest

    Invitation for EOI

    Interested consultants may obtain further information in the detailed Terms of Reference (ToR) posted on dgMarket, at the Ministry website Procurement Advisor and at the address below during office hours between 0900 – 1630 hours from Monday – Friday inclusive, except public holidays in Kenya, before the deadline for submission of Expression of Interest.

    The expression of interest must be in plain sealed envelopes and clearly marked “REF: MEWNR/KWSCRP-1/06/2014-2015 – Procurement Advisor”

    Invitation for EOI

    Interested consultants may obtain further information in the detailed Terms of Reference (ToR) at the address below during office hours between 0900 – 1630 hours from Monday – Friday inclusive, except public holidays in Kenya, before the deadline for submission of Expression of Interest.

    The completed expression of interest documents in writing must be delivered in three (3) copies to the Tender Box on Ground Floor, Maji House so as to be received on or before 4th November, 2014 at 1000 hours Kenyan Local time.

    Apply to:

    Project Manager,
    Kenya Water Security and Climate Resilience Project Phase,
    Ministry of Environment,
    Water & Natural Resources,
    Maji House, Ngong Road,
    P.O. Box 49720-00100, Nairobi.

    Tel: +254 02 2716103 Ext. 42335/42330

    E-mail : ewscr-project@water.go.ke

    Note : Electronic EOIs will not be accepted


    AMPATH Research Data Manager Job in Eldoret Kenya

    The Academic Model Providing Access to Health Care (AMPATH) is a program under the auspices of Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital (MTRH) and Moi University whose aim is to provide sustainable efforts in access to health care.

    AMPATH supports the Ministry of Health in eight (8) Counties of Western Kenya Region, with a catchments population of an estimated 3.5 million people.

    There are several on-going studies on site including community and clinical trials, epidemiological, basic science, social and behavioural studies.

    Investigators use existing electronic databases to select cohorts for prospective studies, retrospective reviews including preliminary studies and case studies.

    Regional data from East and Central Africa is also used in operations research.

    The AMPATH Research office invites applicants for the post of Research Data Manager.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    Reporting to the Associate Program Manager for Research, the successful candidate will:

  • Liaise with the Clinicians and the Biostatisticians in retrieving data and organizing data for various research questions from the databases.
  • Ensure quality data for analysis by cleaning research data retrieved from the databases and document necessary corrections.
  • Perform preliminary analysis to identify potential data anomalies.
  • Contribute to the design of protocols, which define what and when data are to be collected.
  • Design and approve forms on which data are collected.
  • Perform Quality Assurance checks.
  • Train clinical research associates to help improve the quality of the data being collected.
  • Advise and perform appropriate queries and summary reports from the databases and assist in development of associated databases and ensuring they meet requirements for the entry and reporting of clinical data.
  • Any other duties as may be assigned.

    Qualification and Experience

    The ideal candidate:

  • Must hold a Bachelor of Science degree in Statistics or Mathematics or a related field from a reputable university.
  • Masters in Statistics/Biostatistics or Mathematics will be an added advantage.
  • Must possess statistical and computer experience of more than 1 year.
  • Experience and proficiency in statistical software e.g. SAS (highly recommended), SPSS, STATA, S-Plus/R, EpiInfo and spreadsheets.
  • Must be proficient in data analysis, interpretation and manipulation of data, have knowledge of database management and retrieval methods.
  • Should possess good oral and written communication in English and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to work effectively under deadlines and in team environments.
  • Research experience will also be an added advantage.

    Terms of Employment:

    The successful candidate will be employed on a 1-year renewable contract terms beginning with a competitive salary and allowances.

    Candidates who meet these requirements and are interested should submit their applications enclosing copies of certificates together with a detailed Curriculum Vitae, day time phone numbers and 3 professional referees to;

    The Chief of Party AMPATHPlus/Ag. C.E.O AMPATH
    P.O. Box 4606 - 30100
    Eldoret

    Application materials clearly labelled “Application for employment as Research Data Manager – AMPATH Research Office” must be sent so as to be received at the above office by 29th October, 2014.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted


    LEA Associates South Asia Private Limited (LASA) Jobs in Nairobi Kenya

    LEA Associates South Asia Private Limited (LASA)

    (an ISO 9001:2008 certified company)

    LASA, an operating company of LEA Group Holdings Inc., Canada, having head office in New Delhi, India is a premier infrastructural development firm with operations in India, South Asia and Sub Saharan Countries.

    We have immediate openings for our Nairobi office for following positions, in connection with Construction Supervision of Outer Ring Road Improvement Project:

    1. Junior Engineer:

  • Undergraduate Level in Civil Engineering with minimum 3 years of experience on road construction projects.

    2. Senior Road Inspector:

  • Equivalent to Kenya Higher National Diploma with minimum 3 years experience or
  • Ordinary National Diploma with extensive experience on road construction projects.

    3. Road Inspector:

  • Equivalent to Kenya Higher National Diploma with minimum 2 years experience or
  • Trade Test with extensive experience on road construction projects.

    4. Laboratory Technologist:

  • Equivalent to Kenya Higher National Diploma with 2 - 3 years experience on road construction projects.

    5. Laboratory Technician:

  • Equivalent to Kenya Ordinary National Diploma with 2 -3 years experience or
  • Trade Test with extensive experience on road construction projects.

    6. Survey Assistant:

  • Equivalent to Kenya Higher National Diploma with 2 - 3 years experience on road construction projects.

    7. Draughtsman:

  • Equivalent to Kenya Ordinary National Diploma with extensive experience on road construction projects with AUTOCAD application.

    8. Chainman:

  • Equivalent to Kenya Trade Test or with extensive relevant experience on road construction projects.

    9. Secretary:

  • Equivalent to Kenya Ordinary National Diploma with 2 - 3 years experience in secretarial services.
  • Preference shall given to candidates in secretarial services on road construction projects.

    Preference will be given to candidates with graduate degree and relevant experience.

    We offer attractive remuneration package and professionally enriching environment for career growth.

    Candidates meeting desired criteria may apply within 15 days along with detailed Curriculum Vitae and copies of testimonials to:

    LEA Associates South Asia Private Limited
    A - 2, Sentosa Apartments, Brookside-Westlands
    Brookside Groove, Nairobi, Kenya (EA)

    Or can be applied through e-mail as well at E-mail: lasakenya@lasaindia.com

    For more information and job application details, see; LEA Associates South Asia Private Limited (LASA) Jobs in Nairobi Kenya by 31st November 2014


    Oloolaiser Water Human Resource and Administration Manager Job in Kiserian Kenya

    Oloolaiser Water and Sewerage Company is a water service provider mandated to provide efficient and effective water and sewerage services within Kajiado North and West Sub-Counties.

    The Company wishes to recruit a dynamic, self motivated, suitably qualified and experienced person to fill the position of a Human Resource and Administration Manager.

    The main role of the position will be to develop, implement and effectively manage human capital and administration policies, strategies, systems and processes and ensure that these are aligned to the corporate strategic objectives and increase productivity and enhance organizational effectiveness.

    Coordinate the implementation of administrative support services such as transport, security and estate management.

    Qualifications and Experience:

  • Must have a Bachelors degree in a relevant discipline
  • Must have at least five years relevant experience in managerial position
  • Must have excellent written and spoken English and good interpersonal and presentation skills.
  • Be a self-motivated, disciplined and effective team player
  • Must be a member of or affiliated to The Institute of Human Resource Management (IHRM)
  • Must have good computer skills

    Interested candidates should send their applications and CVs with copies of certificates and a passport size colour photograph and indicate their email, day-time phone number, current salary and how soon they would be available to begin work to the following address or email:

    The Managing Director
    Oloolaiser Water and Sewerage Company Ltd
    P. O. Box 333 – 00206,
    Kiserian

    Email. recruitment@oloolaiserwatercompany.co.ke

    The final date for submission of applications will be 29th October 2014.


    UNSOA Receiving & Inspection Assistant and Property & Disposal Assistant Jobs in Mombasa Kenya

    United Nations Support Office for AMISOM (UNSOA)

    United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

    1. Receiving & Inspection Assistant (R&I)

    Grade GL5

    VA No: UNSOA/PMS/126/2014

    Mombasa

    Qualifications

    Education: High School certificate.

    Experience: Minimum five years experience in R&I, logistics or related field.

    Description:

  • Receive shipments from MOVCON at Mombasa
  • Support Base with relevant supporting documents;
  • Prepare necessary documents for Initial inspection in compliance with UN rules & regulations;
  • maintain the R&I register and
  • ensure accurate data entry into the UMOJA and Galileo systems.

    2. Property and Disposal,

    Grade GL4

    VA No: UNSOA/PMS/127/2014

    Mombasa

    Qualifications Education: High School certificate.

    Experience: Minimum four years experience in Property Disposal, logistics or related field.

    Description:

  • Receive, load & off load UN property and hazardous waste in accordance with PDU Standard Operating Procedures;
  • ensure appropriate operation of disposal machinery such as incinerators,
  • safe use and maintenance of disposal equipment.

    Qualified candidates may submit their applications including their curriculum vitae or United Nations Personal History form (P.11) to the address mentioned below on or before the deadline on 22 October 2014.

    Email: recruitment-unsoa@un.org

    Please quote Vacancy Notice Number and Functional Title in the Subject of the e-mail.


    Nature Kenya Species and Sites Programme Manager Job Re-Advertisement

    Job Opportunity at Nature Kenya

    Re-Advertisement: Species and Sites Programme Manager

    Nature Kenya (The East Africa Natural History Society - EANHS) is Africa’s oldest scientific Society, established in 1909 to promote the study and conservation of nature in East Africa.

    To achieve its mission “connecting nature and people” Nature Kenya delivers a programme of biodiversity monitoring, local community empowerment, public education, advocacy and research.

    To manage and sustain these activities Nature Kenya is seeking to recruit a dedicated, highly motivated, result oriented and innovative Species and Sites Programme Manager (SSPM).

    The SSPM works to develop and implement an effective programme of conservation action for priority species, sites and habitats, with special focus initially on Important Bird Areas (IBAs) and Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs).

    Key tasks for the SSPM job include:

  • Proposal development, donor liaison and reporting;
  • national and local conservation network development; strategic planning and priority setting;
  • site management planning;
  • public awareness and education on biodiversity and conservation; and
  • staff supervision and management.

    Based in Nairobi,

    Day-to-day tasks will include :

  • staff guidance,
  • project monitoring and evaluation,
  • donor report writing, proposal writing,
  • statistical analysis and field visits to inspect projects and
  • provide guidance to field staff.

    A critical part of the job is the ability to raise funds for both the SSPM position and those of other technical and support staff.

    Key qualifications include:

  • At least a Master’s degree in Wildlife Management or related field;
  • demonstrable commitment and dedication to conservation;
  • demonstrable excellent proposal writing skills;
  • track record in project management, monitoring, evaluation and donor reporting;
  • experience in species and site action planning and statistical analysis;
  • strategic thinking and planning and ability to separate strategies from actions;
  • ability to provide strategic guidance and direction to senior technical staff; ability to meet deadlines;
  • self drive, motivation and ability to work under minimum supervision; and
  • excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

    If interested please submit your CV to the Executive Director using e-mail: office@naturekenya.org no later than 3rd November 2014.

    Those who applied need not reapply.


    Busia County Secretary Job in Kenya

    Republic of Kenya

    Busia County Government

    The Busia County Public Service Board wishes to recruit competent and qualified person to fill the following vacant position as per Section 44(3) (a) (b) (c)(d) of the County Governments Act of 2012.

    County Secretary

    (1 Post)

    Job Group ‘T’

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Head of the County Public Service
  • Responsible for arranging the business, and keeping the minutes, of the county executive committee subject to the directions of the executive committee
  • Convey the decisions of the county executive committee to the appropriate persons or authorities; and perform any other functions as directed by the county executive committee

    Requirements for Appointment

  • Be a Kenyan citizen

    Must have a valid:

  • Police Clearance Certificate from Criminal Investigations Department (C.I.D)
  • Clearance Certificate from the Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)
  • Tax Compliance Certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)
  • Ethics & Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) Form
  • Have a Bachelor’s Degree from a university recognized in Kenya
  • Have working experience of not less than 10 years in administration and management
  • Have a Master’s degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, Public Policy/Human Resource Management / Development Management / Strategic Management, or equivalent qualifications from a university recognized in Kenya.
  • Be conversant with Government protocols and etiquette
  • Be conversant with the Constitution of Kenya and other relevant Devolution laws
  • Have excellent interpersonal, communication and report writing skills
  • Proven merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results
  • Be computer literate.

    Terms of Service: Contract

    All applications should be submitted in sealed envelopes clearly marked on the left Side “county secretary” on or before Wednesday 29th October, 2014 and addressed to:

    Secretary,
    Public Service Board,
    Busia County,
    P.O. Private Bag,
    Busia (K).


    New KCC Managing Director Job in Kenya

    The New Kenya Co-operative Creameries Limited is a state owned company and one of the leading Dairy Companies in the country renowned for its world class brands that include KCC Butter, Ghee, Cheese, Gold Crown, Safariland Powder and Mala among others.

    The organization is now seeking to appoint an individual with a Master’s Degree and an outstanding track record in business leadership for the position of Managing Director.

    The person to fill this position must be an innovative, visionary and result oriented leader with the capacity to build a dynamic management team.

    The position offers a competitive remuneration package.

    Job Profile

    Reporting directly to the Board of Directors, the successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Advising the Board on matters related to the overall corporate strategy
  • Developing and presenting long term strategy, business plans and annual budgets
  • Ensuring general management and operational activities of the company
  • Development and implementation of Board policies and decisions
  • Coordinating and preparing business proposals and reports for the Board’s consideration
  • Participating in the development and implementation of the overall Performance
  • Contract of the company at all levels and ensure cascading of the same to the lowest levels of the organization
  • Proper management and control of the Organization’s financial and non-financial resources in an efficient and cost effective manner, in consultation with the Board,
  • Parent Ministry and all the relevant Government agencies and stakeholders
  • Ensuring effective communication between the management and the Board
  • Ensuring improvements in quality and value of the company’s products
  • Fostering a conducive corporate culture that promotes ethical practices and good governance, as well as attracting, retaining and motivating employees
  • Acting as the company’s principal key external communicator
  • Ensuring compliance with the country’s laws
  • Carrying out other responsibilities necessary in the achievement of the organization’s objectives.

    Person Profile

  • Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Agribusiness, Economics, Production Processing, Law or any other relevant qualifications from a recognised university.
  • Over 10 years’ work experience in a Large Commercial Entity preferably in a
  • Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) at a senior Management level
  • Computer literacy and familiarity with standard office computer applications
  • A visionary and result oriented person
  • Proven competencies in strategic leadership and corporate governance
  • Exceptional organisational, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Must have ability to inspire innovation, creativity among the workforce
  • Excellent ability to manage the corporate external relationships and handling of media
  • Having knowledge and ability to work amicably with stakeholders across the value chain
  • Active participation in relevant trade association networks and clear understanding of the changing business environment
  • Firm, Fair and transparent management style.

    Fulfil Chapter Six of the constitution of Kenya by attaching the following compliance documents:

    HELB, KRA, Good Conduct, Credit Reference Bureau, and Ethics & Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) Certificates.

    If you feel you are the person we are looking for, are ready for a challenging assignment and meet the above requirements, send your application together with detailed curriculum vitae, indicating your current salary, copies of certifi cates, testimonials, contacts of at least three professional referees and day time contacts by post, delivery or email as provided.

    To reach us not later than 31st October, 2014 at 4.30 p.m.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be notified and canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

    The Chairman,
    Board of Directors
    New Kenya Co-operative Creameries Limited
    P.O Box 30131-00100
    Nairobi

    Email: chairman@newkcc.co.ke

    New KCC is an equal opportunity employer.

    Women and PLWD are encouraged to apply.


    Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) Regional Policy and Advocacy Advisor (Post 2015) Job in Kenya

    About VSO

    VSO is the world’s leading independent international development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty in developing countries.

    Our high-impact approach brings people together to share skills, build capabilities, promote international understanding and action to change lives and make the world a fairer place.

    Role overview

  • As the Africa Region Policy and Advocacy Advisor, one of the main focuses of this role initially will be to coordinate the advocacy work of VSO and partner organisations on the Post-2015 Development Framework – the global development framework that is set to replace the Millennium Development Goals when they expire in 2015.
  • You'll build on the existing alliances you may have with key organisations and networks on post-2015 issues of relevance in the region and work to support advocacy across VSO country offices, patners and volunteers.
  • You’ll link in with VSO’s global campaign on Post-2015 development as well as supporting the particular objectives of regional and country colleagues.
  • You will also support the planning, delivery and review of VSO’s wider global advocacy priorities as a member of the Global Research and Advocacy Team
  • This role will be matrix managed.

    Skills, qualifications and experience required

  • As VSO Africa Policy and Advocacy Adivsor, you will play a key role in influencing government and international action seeking trans formative change for some of the world’s most disadvantaged people.
  • Liaising with our partners, volunteers and staff, delivering policy briefings, influencing international moments through engagement with country and regional decision makers and working with coalition partners are all critical to success in this role.
  • We need someone with a keen analytic mind, a talent for writing persuasively and with an aptitude for developing influential relationships with civil servants and policy targets.
  • Experience of the Post-2015 development agenda or advocacy on other regional and global policy change movements is desirable.

  • The major focus for this role during 2014-15 will be delivering the policy work relating to VSO Post-2015 advocacy work.
  • Key ‘deliverables’ early on in the job will include connecting VSO in to the important national and regional discussions and consultations happening on the Post-2015 development agenda and contributing to the global direction of our Post-2015 advocacy work at key international moments.

  • As part of the Global Policy and Advocacy team you will also have a broader brief supporting VSO policy, research and influencing work over the 18 months.

    Location can be discussed further.

    How to apply:

    If you’re interested in applying for this role, please follow this link Regional Policy and Advocacy Advisor (Post 2015) and download the job description to read more details about the position and the skills and experience we’re looking for.

    For more information and job application details, see; Regional Policy and Advocacy Advisor (Post 2015) by 23 Oct 2014

    VSO reserves the right to close this job early if we receive a sufficient number of applications.


    UN Children's Fund Jobs in Kenya

    1. Nutrition Advocacy Consultant

    Background

    Nutrition security is a human right; it is the basis for economic, social and human development.

    Good nutrition throughout the lifecycle is a prerequisite to good health, which adds quality to life and contributes to healthy ageing.

    The goal of Kenya Vision 2030 is to “transform Kenya into a globally competitive and prosperous nation with a high quality of life by 2030”.

    Unfortunately, malnutrition is amongst the biggest threats to this Vision 2030 and Kenya’s achievement of the Millennium Development Goals.

    Malnutrition greatly affects Kenya’s socio-economic development and potential to reduce poverty.

    Economically, Kenya loses about Kshs 128billion every year due to productivity losses as a result of malnutrition.

    Vision 2030 and many of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) – particularly MDG 1 (eradicate extreme poverty and hunger); MDG 4 (reduce child deaths); and MDG 5 (improve maternal health) – will not be reached unless the nutrition of women and children is prioritized in the national development programmes and strategies.

    Without a deliberate and concerted effort, this figure will rise to Kshs. 3 trillion in 20 years and 527,000 lives will be lost.

    In August 2012, Kenya joined the Scaling up Nutrition (SUN) movement, thereby signaling the country’s commitment to coordinated actions to improve the nutrition situation in the country.

    The movement has drawn attention and interest from diverse stakeholders over a short duration of time demonstrating its tremendous potential.

    Through sustained advocacy, there has been a number of achievements within the nutrition sector,

    key among them being an improved policy environment (with the passing of the Breast Milk Substitutes Act,

    Kenya Food and Nutrition Security Policy and the mandatory food fortification legislation), enhanced Government leadership, an improved and enhanced coordinated approach to implementation and monitoring and evaluation of nutrition programs as evidenced by the Kenya nutrition action plan, and inclusion of indicators in the DHIS, AOP and MTEF, and adoption of a set of high impact nutrition interventions; and increased budgetary allocations for nutrition,

    Despite the success in the nutrition advocacy at the national level, the nutrition sector is faced with a number of challenges, key among them being limited funding at both national and county level and, lack of prioritization of nutrition issues at the county level,

    Inadequate advocacy capacity at all levels, poor inter sectoral linkages to address malnutrition and low demand and awareness of the nutrition services.

    This calls for intensified advocacy at all levels.

    The Government recognizes that additional resources and strengthened systems are required to scale up nutrition interventions and end all forms of malnutrition.

    However the commitment to addressing malnutrition wholesome is a challenge.

    Malnutrition needs to be viewed:

    (i) as an indication of inadequate realization of some of the most basic of all human rights,

    (ii) as a reflection of inadequate investment and progress in a range of issues related to human capital development; and

    (iii) in its significant influence on future economic development of a country.

    Political commitment is required to ensure strategies to improve nutrition in Kenya are prioritized and allocated adequate resources.

    Kenya’s devolution process placed new authority and responsibility for health program management and service delivery at the county level.

    Funding is currently allocated at the county level which provided an opportunity to advocacy.

    Purpose

    The Nutrition Advocacy Consultant will support the realigning of the National Nutrition Advocacy and Communication Steering Committee (ACSM) of the Nutrition Sector, support the ACSM in developing, managing, co-coordinating, networking, implementing and monitoring of the advocacy and communication strategy and associated products with the objective of promoting awareness and understanding of nutrition.

    The consultant will also support UNICEF Nutrition Section in identifying the key roles and responsibilities to contribute to the larger nutrition sector agenda.

    Therefore approximately 30% of the time will be dedicated fully to UNICEF and 70% to supporting the nutrition sector.

    Responsibilities

  • Finalization of the Advocacy and Communication strategy
  • Support the dissemination of the Advocacy and Communication Strategy
  • Support the Implementation and Monitoring of the Advocacy and Communication strategy
  • Capacity development and support of partners and the UNICEF nutrition team on advocacy and communications
  • Development of a toolkit of advocacy and communications resources for national and counties level activities
  • Development of a media engagement strategy and implementation plan
  • Support the re-alignment of the ACSM Committee and/or Working Group
  • Co -chairing the ACSM steering group within the MoH unit
  • Mapping strategic platforms within government and support MOH nutrition unit ( county and national) in optimizing messaging and advocacy actions

    Deliverables:

    Finalised ACSM strategy that includes:

  • Road map of ACSM activities
  • Monitoring and evaluation plan of ACSM
  • Media engagement strategy

  • Capacity development sessions for nutrition stakeholders on advocacy and communications undertaken.

    Stakeholders at national and county level should be able to:

  • Understand the dynamics of effective advocacy
  • Be able to identify key decision-makers and their influencers through the planning process at county level
  • Work with Communication teams to develop appropriate targeted advocacy messages
  • Form alliances to effectively communicate such messages and follow up/monitor them to ensure action for nutrition improvement.
  • Harmonised Toolkit of advocacy and communications resources on nutrition for national and counties level developed
  • Up to date advocacy resources, shared and posted on the Nutrition website.

  • A functional ACSM Committee and/or Working Group

    Report outlining strategic platforms within government and support MOH nutrition unit ( county and national) in optimizing messaging and advocacy actions

    Skills and Attributes Requirements

    Education:

  • Advanced university degree in, Journalism, Communication, Political Science, Public Relations (Or an Undergraduate degree plus at least 8 years of demonstrated professional experience in advocacy, communications, external relations, public affairs, public relations or corporate communications.)

    Work experience:

  • five years’ progressively responsible and relevant professional work experience in advocacy and communication at all levels.
  • Background/familiarity with Nutrition advocacy

    Language Proficiency:Fluency in English.

    Project Management Skills:

  • Ability to plan and implement multiple projects simultaneously, prioritize work effectively, adjust to fast-faced workplace and a strong attention to detail is required.

    Competency Profile

    i) Core Values (Required):Commitment, Diversity and Inclusion, Integrity

    ii) Core Competencies (Required)Communication, Working with People, Drive for Results,

    ii) Functional Competencies (Required):Leading and Supervising [I], Formulating Strategies and

    Concepts [ II ], Relating and Networking [ II ] , Persuading and Influencing [ II ], Applying Technical Expertise [ II ], Entrepreneurial Thinking [ II ]

    Conditions (Important)

    The consultant is expected to:

  • Commit fully as per the TOR
  • Exercise no authority on behalf of UNICEF

    2. Monitoring and Evaluation Consultant for the National Safety Net Programme. (Social Protection Secretariat – Ministry of Labour)

    Purpose of Assignment

  • The technical advisor will provide technical support and advice to the SP Secretariat in overseeing and ensuring the highest possible quality of the PIBS and the External Monitoring assignments.

    Scope of Work: Major tasks

    Support to the PIBS:

  • Provide technical support and advice to the government as part of the review committee in the procurement process to identify the firm that will undertake the PIBS Survey for the NSNP;
  • Provide advice to the SP secretariat in the review of the inception report and subsequent questionnaires/survey instruments and other outputs from the assignment submitted by the PIBS survey firm in consultation with the government and donors (this work would complement the external support provided by Oxford Policy Management on the PIBS);
  • Provide technical support to the government to coordinate feedback from stakeholders on outputs under the PIBS (to ensure comments are technically relevant etc.);
  • Provide technical support and advice to the government during the implementation of the PIBS, to ensure that it is being implemented as per agreed plans, using the agreed instruments;
  • Provide technical support to the SP secretariat to maintain operational oversight and quality control of work related to the PIBS (including sampling, instruments and field testing of instruments) and provide technical support if/as needed (and identify additional support required, if applicable);
  • Together with the SP secretariat, review methodology for training of enumerators for the PIBS (training materials, duration, pedagogy) and quality controls for data collection and data entry;
  • Together with the SP secretariat, oversee field work for baseline data collection for the PIBS and review analysis of baseline data

    Support to the External Monitoring

  • Provide technical support and advice to the government on the External Monitoring assignment of the NSNP, including reviewing outputs by the firm and providing technical supervision support as needed;
  • Provide technical support to the government to coordinate feedback from stakeholders on outputs under the External Monitoring (to ensure comments are technically relevant etc.);
  • Support the second phase of the external evaluation contract focussing in specific needs of the programme and including children monitoring
  • Support the SP secretariat in maintaining operational oversight of the work related to the external monitoring and providing technical support if/as needed (and identify additional support required, if applicable).

    Expected Deliverables

  • An approved work plan agreed with the Ministry of Labour and UNICEF after 2 weeks of commencement of consultancy
  • Evaluation of expression of interests and proposals for the PIBS;
  • Written comments on the inception report and subsequent questionnaires/survey instruments and other outputs from the assignment submitted by the PIBS survey firm in consultation with the government and donors;
  • Written comments on outputs from the External Monitoring Firm;
  • As needed, written communications with staff working on PIBS and External Monitoring (including firms, government and development partners).

    Desired background and experience

  • Relevant master’s degree in areas related to Social Protection and Safety nets, like development economics, social science, anthropology, statistics, development Planning, Social Development, Sociology or related field
  • Minimum 7 years’ experience in planning, monitoring and evaluation of development programmes in developing countries.
  • Experience in working with senior level of government, policy makers, executives to achieve established goals and objectives.
  • Proven ability to conceptualize, design and implement monitoring and evaluation systems.
  • Ability to coach, mentor train and work as part of team to develop staff in Public Sector
  • Excellent skills to effectively communicate orally and in writing
  • Strong experience in technical writing and communication.

    Duration of contract and remuneration

    The contract is for 60-70 days over a twelve month period.

    The consultant is expected to be present in Nairobi for the duration of the contract.

    Some local travel within Kenya is anticipated.

    The anticipated start date is November, 2014. [1] Against which the World Bank, which is one of the development partners supporting the NSNP, would disburse funds.

    3. Prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV infection

    Title: PMTCT and EID Consultant,

    Category and Grade Level: P4/NOD Equivalent

    Type of Contract: Special Service Agreement

    Length Of Contract: 60 days

    Organization Unit: HIV/AIDS Global Fund Unit–Health

    Duty Stations: Nairobi with regular travel to Somalia

    Date of Issue: 21 October 2014

    Closing date of Application: 30 October 2014

    The country has a PMTCT guideline and scale up plan.

    This technical assistance is requested to develop Early Infant Diagnosis guidelines and costed scale up in line with the EPHS roll out.

    Objectives of the consultancy

  • To develop Early Infant Diagnosis (EID) guideline
  • To formulate time bound and costed scale up plan and result framework for EID
  • To review and incorporate EID aspects in the existing PMTCT training materials
  • To facilitate workshops for MoH and partners in the 3 zones to achieve buy in and consensus for the PMTCT and EID

    Specific Activities and Tasks

    The activities are prioritized as follows:

  • Submit a Technical proposal and work plan which should include highlights of relevant experience as well as a proposed methodology for the review work.
  • Review all available documents relevant to EID/PMTCT: NSP, policy, guideline, data collection, strategy development and training curricula for the three zones of Somalia.
  • In consultation with field working groups that includes key stakeholders, finalize the EID guideline and costed scale up plan and results framework in line with PMTCT guidelines and other child health services.

    Expected outputs/deliverables:

  • Consultancy technical proposal and work plan;
  • Finalized EID guidelines that also include components of effective linkage into follow up care and treatment;
  • Costed EID scale up plan and result framework integrated in the “PMTCT Core
  • Intervention” of the EPHS services;
  • Updated PMTCT/EID training material
  • Validation reports with all stakeholders
  • Final report of the consultancy highlighting the lessons learned recommendations and next steps for the continuation of implementation and scaling up of PMTCT in Somalia.

    Timeframe

    The assignment is for 60 days.

    The consultant will be expected to commit himself/herself to undertake the assignment on agreed dates.

    This is a task-based assignment and the consultant shall be expected to confirm availability within the agreed time frame.

    Conditions of work

  • The consultant will be based in UNICEF Somalia Support Centre in Nairobi but travel to Somalia is required according to agreed work plan to be developed at the beginning of the consultancy.
  • Coordination and assistance for the consultancy will be provided by UNICEF.
  • In Somaliland and in Puntland the consultant will stay in UN guesthouse or hotels and transport will be provided.
  • In South-Central Somalia, arrangements will be done according to security.
  • A working space will be available in Nairobi.
  • Stationery and printing services will be provided.
  • He/she is expected to have his/her own computer.

    Payment

  • Consultancy’s fees will be negotiated and will be paid on satisfactory completion of all deliverables.
  • UNICEF Somalia will be responsible to cover travel to/from and within Somalia.

    Profile of the consultant and minimum qualification

  • At least a Master’s Degree in Health Research, Public Health or related discipline.
  • Over eight years working experience in the field of public health in developing countries, preferably with HIV/PMTCT programmes in conflict and post-conflict countries.
  • Considerable experience in development of PMTCT, EID and/or MCH guidelines from other countries.
  • Experience with integration of PMTCT/EID into MNCH in low prevalence epidemic
  • Very good command of English language as well as excellent facilitation skills.
  • The consultant should be knowledgeable about Global Fund policy and new funding model principles.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the UN system and capacity to promote consensus and establish positive working relationship.
  • Integrity, tact, discretion and demonstrated sensitivity to cultural differences
  • Familiarity with health system strengthening and health economics is desirable.
  • First-hand knowledge of the socio-cultural, economic and political situation in Somalia will be an added advantage.
  • Experienced in liaising with public officials and capable of responding rapidly to ad hoc requests for meetings under tight deadlines.
  • Willingness to work in difficult circumstances and travel to Somalia

    How to apply:

    Interested and suitable candidates should ensure that they forward their applications along with their curricula vitae, quoting the indicative fee range (Applications submitted without a fee/ rate will not be considered) to;

    The Human Resources Manager

    UNICEF Kenya Country Office

    Email address:kenyahrvacancies@unicef.org

    Qualified candidates are requested to submit a cover letter, CV, and signed P11 form which can be downloaded at UN Children's Fund Jobs in Kenya with subject line and the consultancy title by COB 30th October 2014


    Saferworld Jobs in Kenya

    Background

    Saferworld is an independent non-governmental organisation that works to prevent and reduce violent conflict and promote cooperative approaches to security.

    Saferworld works with civil society, governments and international organisations to encourage and support effective policies and practices through advocacy, research and policy development, and through supporting the development of local capacities and structures.

    Saferworld has been working in Africa since 1997, with a primary focus upon East Africa and the Horn region and has well-established programmes in Kenya, Uganda, Somalia and Sudan.

    Since 2004, Saferworld, with the support of the European Commission, has led a process designed to establish legitimate and representative Non-State Actor (NSA) structures that are able to engage in policy dialogue which culminated in the formal establishment of NSA platforms in the three Somali regions in 2008.

    Saferworld is currently engaged in a one-year EU-funded programme to build the organisational and advocacy capacity of the NSA platform to engage on critical peace building and state building issues across Somalia.

    Both the Federal Government of Somalia and its international partners are committed to popular, democratic elections in Somalia in 2016.

    This represents a considerable shift away from the previous transfers of power, which have used clan-selection processes to appoint parliaments which have in turn elected a President.

    Yet with just two years left before the elections are expected to take place, a number of key tasks vital to the success of any electoral process remain pending, and there has been precious little discussion about the risks to peace that delays or a badly managed process could pose.

    Given the risks attached to the electoral process, Saferworld is commissioning a research project that responds to the need for comprehensive data and analysis on the views from a statistically significant cross-section of Somali society on the conflict risks posed by the proposed 2016 elections.

    There is a critical need to both gather this data and be able to present the findings of such research to the Somali authorities and the international community to inform current and future policy and programming around the elections.

    1. Title of Consultancy: Research Consultant – Somalia 2016 Elections Project Type of Contract: Consultancy

    Duty Station: Nairobi

    Expected places of travel: Mogadishu and Garowe with travel in South-Central Somalia and Puntland

    Supervisors: Programme Development Advisor

    Closing date: 23rd October 2014

    Key Objective of Consultancy:

    The overall objective of the research project is to examine the conflict risks posed by the current state of readiness of Somalia for elections in 2016.

    The specific objectives of the project are as follows:

  • Review the theoretical understanding of the necessary security, social, economic and political context and institutional requirements for elections in fragile and conflict-affected states, in order for such processes to contribute to peace
  • Conduct research into the conflict risks posed by the 2016 elections and identify recommendations to address these.
  • The research should identify a selection of key risks posed by holding elections in 2016, including the risks posed by the process itself, risks attached to the impact of election preparations and the impact of the process on localised conflict and ongoing peacebuilding and reconciliation initiatives identified by key stakeholders and broader sections of the population.
  • Develop recommendations to the Somali authorities and the international community on the preparations for elections.
  • Identify popular perceptions and the extent of understanding of the 2016 electoral process and the relevance, relationship to and scope of input/influence into the process by citizens.

    Research Methodology

    Working with Saferworld, the consultant will devise a research methodology that will serve to collect the necessary data to answer core research questions around the conflict risks attached to the state of readiness for public elections in Somalia.

    The research methodology should be sensitive to political, social and security constraints and should entail both a quantitative and qualitative dimension.

    With input from Saferworld, the methodology should set out the scope of the research, purpose and objective, set out core data requirements and knowledge gaps, data capture tools and linkages between data collection and analysis phases.

    The methodology will include:

    1. A detailed literature/desk review:

    Guided by the research objectives and following initial consultations with Saferworld, a literature review setting out the broader challenges posed by holding elections in fragile and conflict affected states and the application of these to the Somali social and political context for elections is to be undertaken with documentation of literature reviewed that can be shared with Saferworld.

    The literature review will inform the finalisation of the research questions and the methodological approach, including setting out a taxonomy of conflict risks.

    2· Validation of the taxonomy of issues:

    The consultant will hold a series of Key Informant Interviews (KIIs) with a range of identified stakeholders in Mogadishu, Nairobi, Garowe, including government officials, national and international civil society, donors, UN and other international officials.

    3. Public Surveying:

    The consultant will design and implement a public survey of views using a mixture of qualitative and quantitative data collection tools in Puntland and South Central Somalia.

    4· Validation of Findings with Civil Society:

    The findings of the KIIs and survey will be validated through focus group discussions (FGDs) with civil society in Somalia will be organised in conjunction with Saferworld’s civil society partners in South Central Somalia and Puntland, SOSCENSA and PUNSAA.

    5· Final Report:

    The consultant shall be responsible for drafting and producing a precise final report (maximum 30 pages excluding annexes) written in simple and clear English.

    The draft report shall be shared with Saferworld for comments and inputs for inclusion in the final report by the consultant.

    The report should have the following format:

  • Cover page
  • Table of contents, Executive Summary (maximum 3 pages) and main report including; findings of the study, conclusions and recommendations.
  • Annexes, including: Terms of Reference, List of persons interviewed, List of literature and documents reviewed, List of locations visited

    Key Deliverables:

  • Detailed literature review
  • Research methodology and data collection tools devised
  • Data collection and analysis
  • Draft written report
  • Final written report

    Time frame:

    The anticipated time frame for the project is:

  • November 2014 – Project start
  • Late November 2014 – Completion of Literature Review
  • Early January 2015 – Draft report for Saferworld review
  • End of January 2015 – Final Report

    Key Competencies:

  • Demonstrable experience conducting action-research in conflict affected states.
  • In depth knowledge of Somali political and social context, preferably with experience conducting research on Somali socio-political or conflict related dynamics.
  • Demonstrable technical capacity in quantitative and qualitative research tools, methodology and analysis deployed for data collection for social, conflict or political research/analysis purposes.
  • Capacity to deploy data collectors across South Central Somalia and Puntland.
  • Experience supporting research in insecure environments and negotiating associated security risks.
  • Capacity to work in a team and with the input/guidance from multiple expert sources.
  • Strong academic background, ideally holding a relevant research degree.
  • Ability to work in a team with minimal supervision and with cultural sensitivity
  • Willingness to travel to Mogadishu and Garowe.

    Management of Consultant:

    The consultant will work under the overall supervision of the Programme Development Advisor.

    Additional Key relationships:

  • Saferworld’s Regional Policy and Advocacy Advisor
  • Saferworld Somalia Team
  • Somalia South Central Non-State Actors
  • Puntland Non-State Actors Association

    Anticipated Budget:

    The anticipated budget for this project is $60,000.

    Please use the subject heading: Somalia Elections Research Consultancy

    Saferworld invites applicants to provide a Scope of Work for the research detailing how they would fulfil the requirements of the Terms of Reference.

    2. Title of Consultancy: Non State Actors and Local Authorities in Development – Videographer

    Type of Contract: Consultancy

    Duration of the assignment: 35 days

    Duty Station: Nairobi

    Expected places of travel: Mogadishu / Kismayo/Dolow

    Supervisors: NSA Project Manager

    Key Relationships Regional Policy and Advocacy Adviser,Somalia Adviser,

    Somalia Field Coordinator Closing date: 26th October 2014

    Objectives of the consultancy

    Saferworld seeks to recruit a videographer on a short term basis to work with the Somalia programme team and SOSCENSA to document two project components:

    1) The research process and capacity building of Somali civil society thus elevating their role and ability to advocate on issues related to reconciliation and state-building.

    2) The research results, recommendations, community perspectives on reconciliation and state-building and key demands drawn from the analysis.

    3) Capture and produce high quality photographs of the partners, process, activities and context for the use in publications, websites and any other purpose Saferworld deems appropriate for the promotion of this and other relevant activities.

    The videographer would film, edit and produce short films of 3-5 minutes duration and produce a set of photographs of the partners and the communities they worked with for use by Saferworld and its partners.

    Methodology

    In consultation with Saferworld Somalia/land programme team members and SOSCENSA, the consultant will be required to attend a selection of events inclusive of training of data collectors, conduct of data collection, analysis workshops and where appropriate individual participants relevant to the research or process.

    The period over which the filming is anticipated to take place is between 1st November 2014 – 28th February 2015.

    Dates for filming are to be agreed with the videographer.

    Deliverables:

  • One 3-5 minute video documenting the research methodology and process. To be produced in English and in Somali (Preference for voice translation, but where appropriate using text)
  • One 3-5 minute video documenting the research objectives, community perspectives, recommendations and conclusions. To be produced in English and in Somali (Preference for voice translation, but where appropriate using text)
  • A minimum of 40 high quality photographs of the process, participation, methodology, key actors and context as is relevant to the research project. All rushes taken during the filming and production of the films are to be provided to Saferworld for the purposes of possible future usage.

    Additional information on the assignment will be provided upon commencement of consultancy.

    Key Competencies

  • Demonstrable experience and production of short films and videos made for the purposes of communicating political analysis, community perspectives and policy recommendations.
  • Experience in filming, editing, photography and production preferably in conflict affected countries or vulnerable communities. Experience working in Somalia preferred.
  • A firm understanding of risks associated with working in conflict-affected countries as well as willingness to conduct work in a culturally sensitive and ethical manner
  • Willingness to travel to remote areas in South-Central Somalia (security permitting)
  • Knowledge of the Somali language is preferable

    How to apply:

    Applications from qualified individuals or organisations are welcome to apply.

    All interested applicants should submit:

    I. Scope of Work and budget with approximate costs of services for the above research.

    II. A capacity statement, stating their suitability and experience in undertaking action research of this nature alongside how they propose conducting this work.

    III. Curriculum Vitae of no more than three pages in length (per CV in cases of team applications).

    Applicants are requested to submit their proposals to Joyce Kamau at recruitment@saferworld.org.uk. by 26th October 2014


    Samasource E-Learning Content Developer Job Vacancy

    The Team

    Samasource is an award-winning social enterprise with a huge vision - to connect the one billion people living in poverty around the world to work using technology.

    Samasource combines the fast-paced, results-driven culture of a tech start-up with the passion for alleviating global poverty of a non-profit.

    We like to move quickly and get things done - if you join us, you will be part of a dynamic team that is passionate about making an impact.

    Samasource was founded in 2008 and is supported by major corporate and philanthropic funders including MasterCard, Google, eBay, Cisco, Rockefeller, Ford and the State Department.

    Head quartered in San Francisco’s Mission District, Samasource has 30+ employees and gives work to thousands of people worldwide.

    The Samaschool program is a new initiative that provides digital skills to women and youth living in poverty to help transition them into participants in the digital economy.

    The Samaschool E-Learning Content Developer will play a key role in the helping Samasource launch the Samaschool program.

    This role will start off as a six month contract, continuation of which will be subject to performance.

    Your Job

  • Compile and organize existing curriculum from Samasource and SamaUSA teams
  • Develop course outlines for online courses and training modules based on Samaschool course tracks and learning outcomes
  • Develop curriculum, training materials, and videos as necessary to fill in gaps in existing curriculum and in accordance with labor market trends
  • Adapt existing and new curriculum into digital formats to prepare for Samaschool pilot and platform testing
  • Partner with internal teams and external e-learning vendors to produce high quality e-learning materials
  • Manage administrative responsibilities in the Samaschool LMS
  • Work closely with members of the Samasource and SamaUSA teams to understand potential learner profiles and levels and develop culturally sensitive material
  • Design measurement instruments and create advanced learning activities questions for quizzes and certification exams
  • Assist with researching the needs and goals of potential Samaschool students
  • Help find and evaluate other job readiness programs that exist offline and online
  • Assist with post-graduation follow-ups to would help inform improvements to the curriculum

    Qualifications

  • Strong knowledge and experience with best practices in e-learning, online content development and learning management systems
  • Experience developing vocational training or technical training content
  • Technical knowledge of LMS and e-learning content creation software programs
  • Experience working with/ developing curriculum for diverse student populations, preferably in East Africa
  • Ability to translate existing course content so that it becomes applicable in digital format
  • Ability to take direction well and work independently as needed
  • Strong attention to detail, ability to work in a fast-paced environment with minimal supervision, ability to follow-through and see all projects to a timely completion
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • BA preferred

    How to apply:

    For more information and job application details, see; Samasource E-Learning Content Developer Job Vacancy by 22 Oct 2014


    Oxfam Jobs in Kenya

    Oxfam works to attain a just world without poverty.

    This is a world in which people can influence the decisions that affect their lives; everyone can enjoy their rights and assume their responsibilities as active citizens; and all human beings are valued and treated equally.

    At the Pan Africa level, Oxfam therefore promotes active citizenship, effective national governance and the realisation and enjoyment of fundamental freedoms and human rights contained in key AU policy standards and legal instruments.

    There is a wealth of African development and human rights instruments available to secure sustainable, equitable growth and justice for all on the continent.

    The gap is in how to resource these plans; awareness and accountability around them; and the lack of inclusion of citizens in their domestication and implementation processes.

    We work with social movements, civil society, the African Union and Governments to support implementation of key international and continental development pledges and human rights instruments.

    We expect that more people living in poverty – especially women and youth – will be lifted out of poverty and enjoy their human rights as a result of our actions.

    Within this vision we seek to develop a multi-country programme on inclusive development financing in the African region: “Making Sense of an Unequal World: Africa-approach to tackling inequality & opportunity capture”.

    1. Position: Consultancy - Oxfam Shared Services Centre Team Building Workshop

    The business support functions in Finance, Human Resources, Logistics, Administration and IT, have been brought together into one independent, customer centric functional Centre known as the Shared Services Centre (SSC).

    Consequently, a Shared Services Centre was created to take over all the transactional work currently being carried out in each separate business unit.

    In the process, there has been significant changes and inevitably significant turnover.

    It is therefore of essence to create a solid and successful culture of teamwork in the Unit to establish trust, effective communication and maximization of teammate strengths.

    It is in this regard that the Oxfam SSC is keen to hold a team building training workshop to build on these objectives.

    Oxfam Nairobi Shared Services Center (a business support function of Finance, Human Resources, Logistics, Administration and IT) is looking for a facilitator form/organization (maximum of 2 persons) that can facilitate a team building training with key deliverables as detailed in the attached Terms of Reference.

    How to apply:

    Proposal submission

    Interested and qualified person(s) should submit their proposals no later than Friday, 17 October 2014.

    For more information and job application details, see; Oxfam GB Consultancy Job in Kenya

    2. Programme development for “Making Sense of an Unequal World: Africa-approach to tackling inequality & opportunity capture”

    Highlights hereof may be found below.

    The consultant will be expected to design – with key stakeholders and consortium members – a theory of change and programme approach to guide the programme’s interventions.

    Subsequently we expect this to be converted into a generic project proposal to be used for external fundraising by Oxfam Novib and the members of the consortium.

    3. Vacancy: Regional Institutional Funding Manager - Oxfam Novib

    Base: Nairobi Kenya

    Contract Type: National One Year With possible extension

    Objective of the position:

    The Regional Institutional Funding Manager for HECA covers 8 countries (DRC, Uganda, Sudan, South Sudan, Burundi, Rwanda, Somalia and a Pan Africa wide programme.

    The role will coordinate and support fundraising initiatives in the HECA region as well as information management and monitoring.

    Identify and mobilize new sources of income for the HECA region, by applying a strong entrepreneurial approach and supporting countries where Oxfam Novib works.

    The Role:

  • Coordinate all fundraising initiatives for Oxfam Novib in the HECA region, including assessing funding proposals before they are signed off.
  • Analyse concept notes, proposals and reports on consistency, completeness, and presentation, relevance to the donor and on the correct compliance with the donor’s demands.
  • Consolidate and coordinate all management information related to external funding for the HECA region, both for management, reporting and monitoring purposes.
  • Identify opportunities for fundraising with institutional donors, foundations and the private sector.
  • Assist and advise country teams on addressing contract management and compliance issues and to alert the Regional Director of important issues and risks. Coordinate with other Oxfam affiliates.

    What we are looking for:

  • University degree in international relations, development studies or other relevant social or business studies,
  • Have at least 5 years of work experience in the field of development cooperation and fundraising.
  • Experience with identifying fundraising opportunities preferably for NGOs and a good track-record of successfully acquired funding and donor-compliant implementation of programmes.
  • Have experience with preparing project proposals for institutional donor agencies, including the European Commission, ECHO and private foundations as well as experience with other main donors’ rules and regulations.
  • Relevant thematic specialization is an asset as is a strong background in programming and project management.
  • French language skills are essential, as well as the willingness and ability to travel regularly.

    How to apply:

    Applications may be submitted to somaliajobs@oxfam.org.uk .

    4. Vacancy: Land Rights Programme Coordinator

    Ref: INT0936

    Type of Contract: National C 2

    Salary: KShs. 247,713 – 346,798/=

    2 years Fixed Term contract

    Based in Nairobi, Kenya

    The Role:

    The Land Rights Programme Coordinator will focus on leading implementation of a new Community Land Rights Project funded by the UK Department for International Development and implemented in partnership with Namati.

    The Project will apply innovative legal empowerment techniques to support select communities in Kenya to gain legal protection over their land and natural resources. During this process, the extent to which community land protection affects conflict and gender dynamics will be rigorously tested.

    More broadly, the Land Rights programme Coordinator will be a member of Oxfam’s core management team in Kenya, ensuring programme design and management reflect current and potential challenges with respect to land reform and have a clear influencing agenda.

    The Land Rights programme coordinator is expected to work closely and exert influence over all key actors in the land sector (impacted communities, private sector, government, civil society and donors) under the supervision of the Kenya National Programme Coordinator and Country Director.

    Person Specification

    To be successful in this role, you will require a either a degree in Law or Development combined with considerable professional experience and success in influencing government policy relating to land reform and citizen’s engagement in Kenya’s socio-political context.

    You must be committed to principles of social justice and community consent, be a self motivator whilst able to work with others in loosely connected teams of collaborators.

    See: Land Rights Programme Coordinator for a detailed job description

    To Apply

    If you believe you fit the profile, please submit your application and CV detailing your experience for the post and including daytime telephone contacts and two referees, preferably your current line managers.

    For more information and job application details, see; Land Rights Programme Coordinator

    Deadline for applications is 17:00hrs GMT+3 on Sunday 29th October 2014.

    The application should be accompanied by:

    Technical & financial proposal and Programme structure not exceeding 5 pages.

    Attachments:

    a. Summarized firm profile and CVs of the consultant(s), not exceeding 10 pages.

    b. Evidence of relevant previous experience and/or names and contact details of references with good knowledge of your previous work.

    At Oxfam we are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equity within our organization

    Only shortlisted persons will be contacted


    International Potato Center (CIP) Job Vacancy in Kenya

    The International Potato Center (CIP) is seeking a committed scientist, preferably with experience in sweetpotato virology & germplasm management.

    The position will serve a new three year effort focused on improving virology services in collaboration with our partner the Kenya Plant Health Inspection Services (KEPHIS), strengthening CIP’s regional germplasm management system, and conducting virus research.

    The scientist will be stationed at KEPHIS-Muguga on the outskirts of 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.

    CIP is dedicated to achieving food security, improved well-being, and gender equity for poor people in root and tuber farming and food systems of the developing world.

    CIP works with partners to contribute high quality science, technology, and capacity strengthening for sustainable science-based solutions.

    CIP is headquartered in Lima, Peru, with staff and activities in over 30 locations across Asia, Africa, and Latin America.

    CIP is a member of the CGIAR Consortium.

    CGIAR is a global agriculture research partnership for a food secure future.

    Its science is carried out by the 15 research centers who are members of the CGIAR Consortium in collaboration with hundreds of partner organizations.

    The position:

    This national research position will include germplasm management responsibilities as well as research components that will contribute to a PhD thesis, including the impact of begomoviruses on sweetpotato yield, validation of novel diagnostic methods to replace biological indexing and improving sustainable production of disease-free planting material.

    Duties and Accountabilities:

  • Reduce the time it take to remove viruses from sweetpotato, drawing on new technologies (testing ClonDiag array to replace biological indexing)
  • Improving the output and efficiency of production disease-free pre-basic planting material (testing of sand-ponics) at KEPHIS and backstopping national program partners
  • Participating in cost-benefit exercises of producing and maintaining disease free foundation material using different approaches
  • Conducting experiments on the effect of begomovirus on sweetpotato yield.
  • Assisting in the management of the regional germplasm program for CIP, including phenotyping key varieties and collaboration with others on their fingerprinting
  • Active participation in the Sweetpotato Community of Practice Group on seed systems and crop management.
  • Regular meeting to ensure proper and timely management and exchange of germplasm
  • Prepare brief bi-weekly updates for CIP and project quarterly reports on a timely basis
  • Assist with other research projects or activities as needed

    Selection Criteria:

  • MSc degree in: bio-technology, crop protection, agronomy, horticulture, seed technology, plant science, virology, or other relevant agriculture discipline.
  • At least 2 years of relevant research or development experience in managing a vegetatively propagated crop, preferably sweetpotato.
  • Experience in diagnostics, and or molecular biology, and or virology.
  • Ability to work in an international agricultural research center, interacting with its staff and managing research programs.
  • Strong competencies in both quantitative and qualitative techniques.
  • Demonstrated success in working with multi-disciplinary teams and partnerships.
  • Excellent interpersonal relationships skills and teamwork orientation
  • Proactive, innovative and creative attitudes with strong work ethic
  • Training experience, in particular experiential learning with adults preferred.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English are required; good Kiswahili and/or French preferred.

    Conditions:

  • The employment contract is for a three-year term (with a three months’ probation period) with the possibility of renewal, subject to availability of funding and satisfactory performance.

  • CIP prides itself on its collegial and supportive working environment, which allows space for personal and professional growth.

    How to apply:

    Applicants should apply by email, sending a cover letter summarizing their relevance to this position, a full C.V. and the names and contact information of three referees knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience to The Human Resources Manager, CIP-SSA, Nairobi on Email: cip-nbo@cgiar.org and copy Dr. Jan Low (j.low@cgiar.org).

    The reference name of the position should be clearly marked on the subject line of the email message.

    Screening of applications will begin on 1 November 2014 and will continue until the post is filled.

    Only short listed applicants will be contacted.

    CIP seeks diversity and gender balance in its staff.

    Women are particularly urged to apply.


    InterHealth Job Vacancy in Kenya

    Position: Logistics & Administrator Assistant

    We are looking for an enthusiastic individual for this dynamic role working alongside the Practice Manager and Lead Receptionist/Administrator.

    Your responsibilities include the logistics and procurement of InterHealth’s Travel Supplies & Health Kits, organising and co-ordinating travel for staff and Associates as well as supporting colleagues with various administrative duties. You need to be a good team player but also be able to work under your own initiative.

    How to apply:

    Please send you CV and a covering letter giving details of your skills, experience and suitability for the role to supplies-kenya@interhealthworldwide.org.

    Applications without a covering letter will not be considered.

    Only applicants who are short-listed for interview will be contacted, therefore if you do not hear from us, please assume that your application has not been successful.

    Closing date: 24th October

    Interviews:29th October

    Start date: Ideally as soon as possible


    Action Against Hunger-USA Associate Trainers and Facilitators Jobs in Kenya

    ACF USA Training Centre (TC), based in Nairobi, Kenya, was opened in 2009 to provide ACF with an in-house capacity building and professional development hub for our staff.

    The TC gives our staff the unique opportunity to access learning and training activities tailored to their contexts, work realities and needs.

    We believe that investing in human capital not only strengthens employee satisfaction, motivation and retention, by equipping them with the necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes to carry out their work successfully, but ultimately also leads to better humanitarian outcomes.

    Throughout the calendar year we run a number of learning events for our staff both in Nairobi and globally.

    From technical workshops and trainings on Food Security, Nutrition, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene to management trainings, Training of Trainers (ToTs) and project cycle management courses, our activities allow our staff to develop their technical skills, their ability to work effectively in a team and their management competencies.

    In 2015 we plan to expand the scope and capacity of our training and facilitation activities.

    Accordingly, we would like experienced and enthusiastic Learning and Development professionals to join our team, on a freelance basis, as Associate Trainers and Facilitators.

    What are we looking for?

    We are looking for exceptionally skilled and committed trainers and facilitators who are passionate about capacity building at all levels of a humanitarian organization, delivering innovative learning and development activities, and being challenged in unexpected ways.

    Our Associate Trainers and Facilitators can have varied backgrounds, profiles and experience but must be flexible, able to integrate into a dynamic team and have a strong eye for detail.

    Core trainings and facilitation areas organized by Training Center are indicated below, with additional topics developed annually in response to program needs.

    Team Management training·

  • Performance Management
  • Managing Time and Priorities
  • Coaching
  • Communication Skills
  • Leadership
  • Motivation
  • Conflict Management and Prevention
  • Managing Change
  • Training of Trainers

    Technical trainings·

  • Project Cycle Management
  • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Safety and Security Management
  • Nutrition and Health
  • Food Security and Livelihoods
  • Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)
  • Gender
  • Proposal and Report Writing

    Facilitation and Advisory Methods·

  • Strategic Planning

  • Outcome Mapping
  • Theory of Change
  • Appreciate Inquiry
  • Balance Score Card
  • Advocacy

    How to apply:

    Qualification and experience:

  • At least five years’ experience in design, implementation and evaluation of trainings
  • Demonstrated experience in conducting and implementing team management trainings
  • Experience in using a variety of training methods based on adult learning principles
  • Oral and Written fluency in English or French
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the Adult Learning Cycle
  • Previous experience working with ACF desirable
  • Attention to detail and ability to compile professional and high quality training materials with minimum supervision

    Application Process

    Interested parties must submit their applications by email referenced under title

    Associate trainers and facilitators

    At consultancies.lsc@acf-international.org

    Deadline for submission: Friday, 14th November, 2014 at 17:00 (GMT+3).

    ACF-USA will consider applications from individuals only.

    Applications should include:

  • Up-to-date curriculum vitae,
  • Evidence of past experience in undertaking similar assignments,
  • Three (3) references of previous assignments


    Lutheran World Relief (LWR’s) Jobs in Kenya

    1. Project Coordinator (PC)

    The Project Coordinator (PC) is responsible for coordinating implementation and management of WFP funded Agricultural Market Access and Linkages for Smallholders project activities.

    The project coordinator will provide technical advice and supervision to three project officers and collaborate with the relevant county government departments to realize the project objectives.

    The PC will support seven beneficiary farmer organizations spread within five sub counties of Makueni County namely; Kibwezi, Makindu, Kathonzweni, Nzaui and Mukaain developing appropriate institutional and organizational frameworks to ensure active participation by targeted beneficiary smallholder farmers including women and the youths and promote transparency and accountability in the use of project resources.

    The Project Coordinator will ensure that project is implemented in accordance with contractual obligations and meet reporting deadlines.

    Main duties and responsibilities:

    Project management

  • Provide leadership to three project officers and build a strong project working team with project staff, government staff and manage & nature mutually beneficial partnerships with all relevant project stakeholders.
  • Manage the project in accordance with project document, work plans and budget and ensure project activities are implemented and outputs achieved as planned. S/he will ensure that key delays are identified and addressed in a timely manner.
  • To develop detailed activity implementation plans for each of the seven (7) farmer organizations thataligns with the overall project framework and coordinate timely implementation for each planned activity.
  • Prepare monthly and quarterly project narrative and financial reports and submit to LWR’s Kenya Country Program Manager for review in a timely manner as required by the donor.
  • Ensure that the project’s technical assistants/consultants are identified, contracted on time and meet the terms of contract within the stipulated time.
  • Manage project monitoring and evaluation activities in close coordination with the farmer organizations leadership, project participants, and other relevant stakeholders
  • Represent the project internally within Makueni County.

    Financial management

  • Ensure implementation of appropriate financial management and accounting systems and procedures in close coordination with LWR’s Financeand Administration
  • Manager, Project Finance & Administration Officer.
  • Ensure prudent use of project funds and monitor budget spending to enhance transparency and accountability standards for maximum outputs.
  • Ensure that project inputs, goods and services procurement processes are as perLWR’s guidelines, and in line with the donor agreement with LWR.

  • Hold regular accounts review meetings with the LWR’s Kenya Finance and Administration Manager and Project Accountant.

    Human resources

  • Manage, and retain project staff ( Project Finance & Administrative officer and two Community Mobilization and Capacity Building Officer )

    Required skills and qualifications:

  • Deep commitment to LWR’s core values and ability to model those values in relationships with colleagues and partners.
  • Bachelor’s degree in agribusiness, agricultural economics/marketing, business administration, rural development /sociology or other relevant discipline, or equivalent experience.

  • Advanced degree a plus.
  • At least 5 years’ experience in the project management, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of rural agribusiness projects.

  • Previous experience in market linkages for agricultural produce is an added advantage.

  • Excellent analytical and community problem-solving skills.
  • Highly pro-active and ability to perform with minimum supervision.
  • Strong organizational, facilitation and planning skills.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills in English and Kiswahili.

  • Proficient computer and internet skills (MS Word, Excel, Explorer).

  • Willingness to travel 50% of the time within the project area.

  • Holder of a valid motorcycle riding license

    2. Project Finance and Administration Officer (FAO)

    The Project Finance and Administration Officer performs all bookkeeping, budgeting, financial analysis and reporting related to project administration and provides technical support to the project’s financial operations, reporting and management.

    The FAO will promote transparency and accountability in the use of project resources ensure that project is implemented in accordance with contractual obligations and meet reporting deadlines.

    Main duties and responsibilities:

  • Responsible for all financial accounting functions of the project to ensure compliance with LWR’s and donor financial policies
  • Responsible for maintaining accurate book of accounts and preparation of timely monthly financial project reports for submission to the Regional Office; reviews actual spending against the budget in collaboration with the Project Coordinator and informs partner staff and LWR in case of any variance
  • Regularly reviews project financial operations and documentation; reviews and provides timely feedback to project financial reports
  • Advises project management on all tax and statutory requirements related to the project
  • Facilitates external project audit and any other internal audit that may be arranged periodically
  • Monitor and liaise with project staff to ensure financial receipts and payments are accurately, timely and appropriately handled
  • Participate fully as a member of the project team, including active involvement in planning and review meetings, ensuring project staff members are kept informed in all relevant financial issues, and the preparation of timely progress reports

    Required skills and qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce- Accounting or Certified Public Accountant part 11
  • Two years minimum experience in donor/NGO project accounting; experience in accounting for external donor-funded projects an advantage.
  • Fluent in English and Kiswahili with excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Deep commitment to LWR’s core values and ability to model those values in relationships with colleagues and partners.
  • Proficient computer and internet skills (MS Word, Excel, Explorer, and accounting software).
  • Willingness to travel 30% of the time to support farmer organization and ride a motorcycle

    3. Community Mobilization and Capacity Building Officer (CMCB)

    The Community Mobilization & Capacity Building Officer (CMCB) is responsible for coordinating Agricultural Market Access and Linkages for Smallholders project activities at the Farmer Organization (FO) level.

    The community mobilization & capacity building officer willcarry out all FO mobilization and capacity strengthening activities and supervise all FO based project activities and provide extension support to farmer organizations and their members.

    The CMCB will link FO with profitable markets within and outside Makueni County.

    The CMCB will encourage targeted beneficiary smallholder farmers including women and the youths to actively participate in project activities and promote transparency and accountability in the use of project resources.

    S/he will ensure that project activities are implemented in accordance with contractual obligations and meet reporting deadlines.

    Main duties and responsibilities:

  • Serve as the farmer organizations primary technical assistant in planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting of project activities.
  • Work with relevant stakeholders identify and link farmer organization to profitable cereal markets.
  • Organize farmers into strong, cohesive agribusiness oriented farmer organizations
  • Ensure that targeted farmer organizations have the necessary licenses /documents that enable them to participate in the homegrown school meals markets.
  • Mobilize and prepare farmers for collective marketing
  • Conduct farmers trainings; group dynamics, financial management, gender, crop production, post-harvest handling and storage, entrepreneurship and marketing etc.
  • Mobilize farmers to avail locally available materials for warehouse construction
  • Organize cereal linkage forums at the ward level and link farmer organization to homegrown school meals market and other structured cereal markets.
  • Conduct farmer exchange visits
  • Actively participate in county consultative meeting
  • Profile farmer organization supported by the project
  • Participate fully as a member of the project team, including active involvement in planning and review meetings, and the preparation of timely progress reports

    Required skills and qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, community development, organizational development, agribusiness development, rural development or other relevant disciplines or equivalent experience. Advanced degree a plus.
  • At least 3 years’ experience in implementation of agricultural marketing projects.
  • Strong organizational and participatory planning skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills in English and Kiswahili.
  • Proficient computer and internet skills (MS Word, Excel, Explorer).
  • Willingness to work/reside with rural farmers’ ability to ride a motorcycle.

    How to apply:

    If interested, please email your CV to info@lwrearo.org by 24th October 2014


    Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD) Jobs in Kenya

    The Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD) is an Intergovernmental organization which provides services in surveying, mapping, remote sensing, GIS and ICT to its member States, partners and clients.

    It currently has twenty member States in the Eastern and Southern Africa Region.

    Our Mission is to promote sustainable development through generation, application and dissemination of geoinformation and allied ICT services and products in the member States and beyond.

    RCMRD wishes to fill the following vacant positions:

    1. Geoinformation Systems Technician

    Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Implementing project activities, including data acquisition, digitisation of maps, creation and development of spatial database, field work and ground truthing.
  • Conducting GIS training including preparing training materials.
  • Participating in research activities.

    Qualifications / Requirements:

  • BSc degree in Geomatics, Physical Geography, Environmental Science or related fields.
  • At least 2 years of experience in Geoinformation applications.
  • Must have sound knowledge of ARCGIS9.3, Geoportal Tool Kits, database software, scripting languages, ERDAS.
  • Should have good skills in cartography and map designing.
  • Possession of excellent oral and written communication skills in English is crucial.

    2. Resource Mobilisation Specialist

    RCMRD is implementing SERVIR-East and Southern Africa Program, which is a joint development initiative of NASA and USAID connecting space to village by making geospatial information and predictive models useful to developing countries.

    We wish to fill the position of Resource Mobilisation Expert on Consultancy terms for the SERVIR-E&SA Africa program.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Leading the development of a resource mobilization strategy and plan for the 2015-2018 period that will target USAID and other development partners for RCMRD to continue providing the services and strengthening the capacities developed and enhanced under the SERVIR Program.
  • Managing the process of developing a strategic pipeline of USAID new business opportunities, including engaging relevant technical staff for inputs, convening discussions with senior management to prioritize potential opportunities, and meeting with missions/programs, partners, etc.
  • Supporting the implementation of the resource mobilization plan for priority donors and market segments, including coordinating the administrative, logistical and day-to-day activities of multiple new business efforts

    Qualifications / Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in International Development, Marketing, or Business; and
  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant professional experience in marketing, new business, or proposal management for USAID or other donor program; or
  • Bachelor’s degree in International Development, Marketing, or Business; and minimum of 5 years of relevant professional experience in marketing, new business, or proposal management for USAID or other donor programs;
  • Solid understanding of the USAID international development industry;
  • Kenyan citizenship or other eligibility to work in Kenya
  • Possession of excellent oral and written communication skills in English is crucial.
  • Ability to articulate with strong presentation skills and to contribute to executive-level discourse

    This consultancy assignment will be from 1st November 2014 to 30th June 2015.

    The anticipated level of effort is 100 days.

    Interested candidates should submit their applications along with a detailed Curriculum Vitae as well as copies of relevant certificates and testimonials to:

    Director General,
    Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development,
    P.O Box 632, 00618,
    Ruaraka,

    Via e-mail: jobs@rcmrd.org

    To be received not later than 24th October 2014.


    Remote Sensing Technician Job in Kenya

    The Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD) is an Intergovernmental organization which provides services in surveying, mapping, remote sensing, GIS and ICT to its member States, partners and clients.

    It currently has twenty member States in the Eastern and Southern Africa Region.

    Our Mission is to promote sustainable development through generation, application and dissemination of geoinformation and allied ICT services and products in the member States and beyond.

    RCMRD wishes to fill the following vacant position:

    Remote Sensing Technician

    Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Implementing project activities, including search, identification and acquisition of satellite data, image quality analysis and enhancement, image processing and interpretation and extraction of thematic information and conversion of thematic data to raster data.
  • Conducting Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry training including preparation of training materials.
  • Participating in research activities.

    Qualifications / Requirements:

  • BSc degree in Geomatics, Physical Geography, Environmental Science or related fields.
  • At least 2 years of experience in Geoinformation applications.
  • Must have good knowledge of image processing software such as ERDAS, EDRISI, ENVI, GEOVIS, Globe Mapper and ESRI Softwares.
  • Should have good skills in image transformation and multi-sensor image analysis.
  • Possession of excellent oral and written communication skills in English is crucial.

    How to Apply

    Interested candidates should submit their applications along with a detailed Curriculum Vitae as well as copies of relevant certificates and testimonials to:

    Director General,
    Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development,
    P.O Box 632, 00618, Ruaraka,

    Via e-mail: jobs@rcmrd.org

    To be received not later than 24th October 2014.


    Data Officer Job in Kenya - Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development

    The Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD) is an Intergovernmental organization which provides services in surveying, mapping, remote sensing, GIS and ICT to its member States, partners and clients.

    It currently has twenty member States in the Eastern and Southern Africa Region.

    Our Mission is to promote sustainable development through generation, application and dissemination of geoinformation and allied ICT services and products in the member States and beyond.

    RCMRD wishes to fill the following vacant position:

    Data Officer

    Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Managing data receiving and dissemination system.
  • Cataloguing and archiving the data received through DDS and Eumetcast.
  • Acquiring and disseminating data to internal and external users.
  • Regularly assessing the availability of new data and products.
  • Handling clients seeking information on geospatial data types, need and application.
  • Conducting Data Management training including preparation of training materials.

    Qualifications / Requirements:

  • BSc degree in Geomatics, Physical Geography, Environmental Science or related fields.
  • At least 3 years of experience in Geoinformation applications.
  • Must have good knowledge of image processing software such as ERDAS, EDRISI, ENVI, GEOVIS, Globe Mapper and ESRI Softwares.
  • Should have good skills in image transformation and multi-sensor image analysis.
  • Possession of excellent oral and written communication skills in English is crucial.

    How to Apply

    Interested candidates should submit their applications along with a detailed Curriculum Vitae as well as copies of relevant certificates and testimonials to:

    Director General,
    Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development,
    P.O Box 632, 00618, Ruaraka,

    Via e-mail: jobs@rcmrd.org

    To be received not later than 24th October 2014.


    Resource Mobilisation Specialist Job in Kenya - Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development

    The Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD) is an Intergovernmental organization which provides services in surveying, mapping, remote sensing, GIS and ICT to its member States, partners and clients.

    It currently has twenty member States in the Eastern and Southern Africa Region.

    Our Mission is to promote sustainable development through generation, application and dissemination of geoinformation and allied ICT services and products in the member States and beyond.

    RCMRD wishes to fill the following vacant position:

    Resource Mobilisation Specialist

    RCMRD is implementing SERVIR Africa project in collaboration with NASA with funding from USAID.

    We wish to fill the position of Resource Mobilisation Expert on Consultancy terms in SERVIR Africa project.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Leading the development of a resource mobilization strategy and plan for the 2015-2018 period that will target USAID and other development partners for RCMRD to continue providing the services and strengthening the capacities developed and enhanced under the SERVIR Program.
  • Managing the process of developing a strategic pipeline of USAID new business opportunities, including engaging relevant technical staff for inputs, convening discussions with senior management to prioritize potential opportunities, and meeting with missions/programs, partners, etc.
  • Supporting the implementation of the resource mobilization plan for priority donors and market segments, including coordinating the administrative, logistical and day-to-day activities of multiple new business efforts

    Qualifications / Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in International Development, Marketing, or Business; and Minimum of 3 years of relevant professional experience in marketing, new business, or proposal management for USAID or other donor program; or
  • Bachelor’s degree in International Development, Marketing, or Business; and minimum of 5 years of relevant professional experience in marketing, new business, or proposal management for USAID or other donor programs;
  • Solid understanding of the USAID international development industry;
  • Kenyan citizenship or other eligibility to work in Kenya
  • Ability to articulate with strong presentation skills and to contribute to executive-level discourse

    This consultancy assignment will be from 1st November 2014 to 30th June 2015.

    The anticipated level of effort is 100 days.

    How to Apply

    Interested candidates should submit their applications along with a detailed Curriculum Vitae as well as copies of relevant certificates and testimonials to:

    Director General,
    Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development,
    P.O Box 632, 00618, Ruaraka,

    Via e-mail: jobs@rcmrd.org

    To be received not later than 24th October 2014.

    Britam Insurance Jobs in Kitengela and Nairobi Kenya

    We are seeking to fill the vacancies as follows;

    1. Vacancy: Unit Manager - Insurance

    A. Unit Manager – Kitengela Branch (2) – Should reside in Kitengela and its environs

    B. Unit Manager – Nairobi (2)

    The individuals should be proactive and self-driven.

    They should have experience in recruiting and developing a high caliber team capable of meeting their individual and company targets.

    The individual should also be good selling insurance products and will also be expected to sell and meet a given personal target.

    The main role of a Unit Manager will be to ensure that high production targets are met through a team of Financial advisors and his/her personal production.

    Key roles will include;

  • Identify, recruit and retain high caliber financial advisors and meet the unit recruitment requirements
  • Develop a high caliber, highly motivated, disciplined and productive team of 15 or more capable of meeting their individual and company targets.
  • Meet and exceed targets allocated to the unit on all lines of business.
  • Co-ordinate, supervise and motivate Financial Advisors in the unit and ensure that company policies and procedures are observed and performance standards regarding profitability and efficiency are attained within the set deadlines.
  • Training: To give effective field training for all Financial Advisors in the Unit.
  • Professionalism: Promote and project in all sales activity a high degree of professionalism within the unit.

    Qualifications, Knowledge, Experience

  • Bachelor's degree or relevant professional qualifications in areas such as education, marketing, economics or finance and accounting with a strong flair for sales.
  • Computer literate (evidence required)
  • Proven experience and success as a team manager in insurance sales will be a definite advantage;
  • A high sales drive and a strong will to succeed with ability to manage others;
  • Mature, confident, articulate and with strong communication skills;
  • Results oriented with ability to work under strict deadlines and meet sales targets;
  • Well groomed, presentable and strong interpersonal skills;

    2. Financial Advisor

    To strengthen the team to achieve ambitious performance objectives, the Company wishes to recruit experienced, dynamic, innovative and high caliber individuals to fill the position of Financial Advisor.

    Reporting to the Unit Manager and operating in a highly competitive and dynamic environment, this challenging position requires the candidates to perform the following functions:

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Prospecting for clients for the provision of insurance products specifically life insurance and education plans.
  • Make accurate presentation of products and services to individual and corporate clients.
  • Provide consistent support and service to these clients for the entire duration of their insurance according to their requirements to maintain a strong customer service.

    Qualifications, Skills and Ability Requirements

  • Relevant professional qualifications in areas such as education, marketing with a strong flair for sales.
  • Prior experience in selling insurance will be a definite advantage.
  • Have a passion for sales and seeking a long-term career in sales.
  • Minimum KCSE grade C
  • Minimum Age- 28 (mandatory)
  • Highly networked, Results oriented and able to work under strict deadlines to meet sales targets
  • Ability to thrive in a high-pressure, fast-paced environment with minimum supervision

    Remuneration is an attractive and highly rewarding Commission based structure.

    If this position is of interest to you, please email your detailed curriculum vitae and covering letter explaining how you would meet the demands of this challenging position giving full names and contacts of 3 referees to njomo@britam.co.ke

    Applications should be received not later than Friday, 31st October 2014

    Hard copies can be dropped at our offices Phoenix House, 1st floor, Kenyatta Avenue addressed to the Branch Manager.

    In the event you do not hear from us by 1st December 2014, please consider your application unsuccessful as only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


    Kimetrica Software Team Manager Job in Kenya

    Vacancy: Software Team Manager

    Kimetrica is the leader in developing innovative software applications for humanitarian and development organizations working in some of the world’s most vulnerable locations.

    We are in the midst of an exciting time due to our rapid growth.

    We are looking for a Head of Software Services who is responsible for leading a team of 15 + including software engineers, ICT support staff, GIS experts, application testers and database administrators who are developing, testing, deploying and supporting Kimetrica’s software applications.

    The ideal candidate is a dynamic leader, with a start-up mentality.

    The Manager will lead and mentor developers based in East Africa and other locations.

    At any given time the Manager will coordinate the development and rollout of 5-8 software projects using a range of tools, including Java, C#, C++ .Net and Python. Our applications generally run on the PostgreSQL and MSSQL and include a range of statistical, GIS and other analytical functionality.

    The right candidate does not have to be physically based with our teams, but should not be adverse to travel and should be comfortable managing remotely via skype and Redmine.

    If you are in the Denver-Boulder area, you could work from our offices there.

    If you are in East Africa, you could work from our Nairobi office.

    If you are somewhere else in the world and are comfortable working virtually that is ok too.

    What you will be doing; As the leader of our software services, you will lead a team of 15+ software developers, an ICT support team, a GIS team, and a software testing team.

    We need a proven leader who can delegate tasks, while ensuring applications are developed within agreed time frames and deadlines are met.

    The manager should have experience working with virtual teams and international teams.

    The best candidate will have mature judgment and know how best to motivate team members.

    You will have a passion for technology and have a deep understanding of database applications.

    Required Skills and Experience:

  • The Head of Software Services must have a proven track record of managing software development projects, hitting deadlines, managing teams of software developers and supporting online applications.

    Other qualifications include:

    The selected candidate will:

    1. Have excellent leadership skills.

  • Be able to work/manage offshore team members and work in a multicultural environment
  • Drive teams to achieve established goals in proactive and pragmatic manner; adjusts plan of action accordingly to maneuver obstacles and achieve success
  • Establish short-term goals and assist in the definition strategic plans for own work area
  • Recognize development needs and capability gaps, and arrange specific learning opportunities to address them
  • Mentor, coach and provide technical guidance to employees as well as constructive and supportive feedback
  • Pro actively identify extraordinary talent internally and externally and recruit and retain the best staff
  • Inspire and motivate staff

    2. Be smart and curious, with a passion for innovation and excellent analytical skills

  • Have a passion for technology and innovation applied to social problems
  • Be able to read the market and identify opportunities and ensure that our products and services remain at the cutting edge
  • Have strong quantitative skills
  • Ideally possess a sound working knowledge of GIS and geo-statistical software development

    3. Have a solid knowledge of technologies used by Kimetrica

  • Have at least five years experience developing online software development with an applied knowledge of .NET technologies and C#.
  • Ideally, be highly conversant with Java and Python/Django
  • Have a good working knowledge of android technologies
  • Demonstrate understanding of Cloud Platform operation and deployment with strong emphasis on high-performance, mission critical robustness, and scalability
  • Possess a deep knowledge of database design and management using a variety of DB applications
  • Have a bachelors degree or higher in Computer Science or similar

    4. Demonstrate at least three years of experience in software project management and a robust and practical knowledge of software project management tools and methodologies

  • Have a proven track record of managing software development projects including developing budgets, tracking expenditure against budgets, hitting deadlines, managing teams of software developers and supporting online applications.
  • Demonstrate a deep and practical understanding of AGILE preferably experience of Redmine or similar
  • Ensure compliance with internal and industry standards and builds efficient and effective business processes
  • Take appropriate risks and makes decisions, which may be difficult and / or unpopular, and takes accountability for outcomes
  • Communicate effectively with clients, understands client needs and expectations and ensures that they are met
  • Win contracts and follow on work through development of clear, insightful and winning technical proposals

    Terms and Conditions

  • Virtual or Telecommuting
  • Vacation
  • Medical
  • Competitive pay
  • Bonus
  • 401k

    Competitive salary commensurate to job responsibilities, qualifications, experience and previous earnings

    Application:

    If you have the skills we are looking for, please apply today.

    We are currently conducting the first round of interviews.

    To apply send a CV and cover letter to jobs@kimetrica.com. by 31st November

    Please put in the subject line of your e-mail: Head of Software Service.

    Ensure that your CV and cover letter describe your background and experience as related to the job responsibilities and skills.

    Note that Kimetrica will only contact eligible candidates for interviews.


    Meditec Systems Diagnostics Sales Representatives Jobs in Nyeri, Kisumu and Mombasa Kenya

    Meditec Systems Limited is looking to hire Diagnostics Sales Representatives for its Laboratory Diagnostics Department to be based in Nyeri, Kisumu or Mombasa.

    Job Description / Responsibilities:

  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of all product lines and a basic understanding of the entire Company portfolio.
  • Develop sales channels in his/her region.
  • Achieve territorial sales objectives in all categories.
  • Develop a monthly action plan that supports the needs of his/her territory and region.
  • Operate with a disciplined call process; following the product and customer detail plans for his/her territory (i.e. time in tier, product mix, reach and frequency).
  • Regularly review the performance metrics of his/her territory in order to determine progress to their plan and adjust accordingly.
  • Build rapport with customers (and recognise the importance of such relationships).
  • Effectively work his/her account base through an efficient sales process and credit control.
  • Discuss business with the customer in a confident manner.
  • Penetrate accounts and develop long-term partnerships with appropriate audiences.
  • Create call continuity/addresses opportunities from previous calls.
  • Take detailed notes, prioritise needs and respond accordingly.
  • Exhibit commitment to achieving professional and personal success in alignment with the company goals.
  • Create a development action plan with the support of his/her manager, and follow through on the developmental goals.
  • Coordinate and host tradeshow exhibits, clinical meetings and product training sessions as assigned to build product demand.
  • Continually increase technical and industry knowledge.

    Requirements:

  • Higher Diploma or Bachelor’s Degree in Biomedical or Biological Sciences, or in Laboratory Technology.
  • 1-2 years of successful experience in sales of medical laboratory products.
  • Computer literate, with proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word and Excel particularly), Contact Management Systems, internet software and email.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in professional direct selling skills.
  • Ability to meet divisional goals and key performance objectives/activities in accordance with established competencies and standards of behaviour.
  • Ability to travel within assigned territory and to tradeshows and meetings as required.
  • Ability to assess and qualify customer needs, provide excellent customer service, analyse territorial needs, and consistently demonstrate effective selling skills.
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence, and to read, analyse and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.
  • Effective probing and listening skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both on and off the phone, to be able to interface with internal and external customers.
  • Ability to use various internal data bases and appropriate software to make presentations to customers.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

    Interested applicants are invited to apply for the position by sending a covering letter, indicating why they are the ideal candidate for the position, along with an updated CV, inclusive of at least three referees, to hr@vanguard-group.org. by 31st November


    Swissport Ramp Supervisors Jobs at JKIA, Nairobi, Kenya

    This jobs is only open to Kenyan Citizens:

    Swissport is an international organisation that provides ground handling services for around 118 million passengers and 3.5 million tonnes of cargo a year on behalf of some 650 client-companies in the aviation sector.

    Swissport is active at 192 airports in 38 countries on 5 continents.

    Swissport Kenya Limited is recruiting for the following position based at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.

    Ramp Supervisor

    2 Positions

    Do you believe you have what it takes to lead a team in ensuring that an aircraft has been loaded and offloaded within tight turn-around times whilst maintaining high safety standards?

    Applications are invited from suitable candidates to fill the above position in our Ramp Department.

    The successful candidate is responsible for ensuring that on time performance is achieved without compromising on safety and service delivery.

    Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Staff engagement – provide direction and guidance to a team pre, during and post flight towards achieving on time performance.
  • Team management and resource planning through effective duty allocations.
  • Ensure safe and punctual flight operations within a shift.
  • Ensure proper reporting of shift operations to the Ramp Manager.
  • Monitor equipment cleanliness, ensure daily inventory of equipment and fuelling activity is undertaken.
  • Coordinate equipment hire-in in a timely and cost effective manner and ensure that Hire-in data is captured and updated in real-time.
  • Facilitate hire-out of equipment and ensure that relevant forms are submitted to Finance for invoicing within set timelines.
  • Ensure that subcontracted services at Ramp are provided in accordance to contractual agreements.
  • Monitor the departmental KPI trend.
  • Enforce set rules and regulation and ensure that all processes are in accordance to the written Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).

    Professional Qualification & Experience

    Education:

  • KCSE Mean C,
  • Computer proficiency and
  • Must possess clean and
  • Valid driving license (BCDE).

    Experience:

  • At least 2 years in a busy operational environment, Aviation industry experience will be an added advantage.
  • Proven track record in managing teams and planning resources.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

    Your application letter and CV should be forwarded

    via email: NBO.Recruitment@swissport.com

    to:

    The Human Resource Manager
    Swissport Kenya/Airside Limited
    P.O. Box 19177, 00501 Nairobi

    Swissport as an equal opportunity employer bases its hiring decisions on the business need and the best qualified candidates available, and does not discriminate in its employment decisions on the basis of any protected category.

    If you do not hear from us, please consider your application unsuccessful.

    Be part of the team that brings Swiss time to African soil!

    Closing Date: October 27, 2014


    Graduate Geologist Job in Kenya

    Graduate geologist with interest in hydrogeology - groundwater studies, water resources assessment.

    Fast learner with a passion for work.

    Email: swaswater@gmail.com by 31st November, 2014


    Wakaguzi Consultants Marketing Interns Career Opportunities

    Vacancy: Marketing Interns

    Wakaguzi Consultants Limited is a newly established company that offers consultancy services in Information Technology, Accounting, auditing, assurance, Taxation and risk.

    The company has a position for an intern.

    The ideal candidate should at least have passed his/her second year in University pursuing a course in Marketing or a similar course and should have good communication and marketing skills, well knowledgeable about client needs and have at least basis business knowledge.

    The candidate should be keen to instructions and ready to work under minimum supervision.

    Interested candidates are advised to send their applications before 31st October 2014 to the address below clearly indicating their contacts and availability.

    The Manager,
    Wakaguzi Consultants Limited,
    P.O Box 6533 – 00100,
    Nairobi

    Or email to; wakaguzi@gmail.com


    Kakuzi Limited Finance and Administration General Manager Job in Nairobi Kenya

    Our client, Eastern Produce Kenya Limited/Kakuzi Limited is a Camellia Plc group company based in Kenya.

    Camellia Plc is an international group, listed on the London Stock Exchange and employs over 73,000 people worldwide.

    Our client engages in the cultivation, rearing and manufacture of both agricultural and animal produce for local and export market, and requires no introduction.

    Our client is currently expanding its agricultural activities in Kenya.

    In order to continue with this expansion, our client seeks to hire a General Manager - Finance and Administration to be based in the City of Nairobi.

    Job Summary:

    Financial:

    To plan, manage and co-ordinate the implementation and maintenance of effective financial accounting function for the Kenya Group (EPK Ltd and Kakuzi Ltd) and to ensure the availability of accurate financial reports regarding income, expenditure, budgets and forecasts required to ensure sound financial decisions.

    Administrative: Ensure that secure Administrative systems are always in operation.

    Key Duties and Responsibilities;

    Planning / Management:

  • Plan, manage and co-ordinate the activities of the Kenya Group's Financial Departments (EPK Ltd and Kakuzi Ltd).
  • Plan and co-ordinate long and short term financial strategies in liaison with Group Finance Director(GFD) (and Group Managing Director)
  • Monitor, assess and analyze both Companies cash-flow position on a regular basis.
  • Plan and implement cost effective procedures for the Group including update/review of Blue book procedures.

    Performance Standards

  • Effective planning to ensure the productive utilization of staff to ensure that set goals/objectives are attained
  • Accurate forecasts, budgeting to ensure correct future viability and increased profitability of Company.
  • Propose and recommend actions to be taken to ensure that planned cash-flow results are attained.
  • Co-ordinate financial procedures/policies to ensure availability of accurate financial reports to assist with general management and decision making.

    Financial Control:

  • Manage and co-ordinate the Kenya Group's financial accounting function.
  • Provide input for the effective control of corporate division's budgeted operational expenditure.
  • Monitor all Capital Expenditure.
  • Manage and control the Corporate division's financial funding, Company loans, interest rates and rebates (in liaison with GFD)
  • Monitor and control operations' and group's cash situations (in liaison with GFD)
  • Implement and co-ordinate effective control of corporate division's assets.
  • Finalize monthly and quarterly financial progress reports to Camellia HQ in UK,
  • Regional Office and Nairobi Stock Exchange.
  • Manage and control the corporate division's payments in terms of Company's creditor policy.
  • Manage and control all debtors' payments.

    Performance Standards

  • Ensure accurate recording of all income/expenditure on all operations.
  • Ensure finalization of monthly financial reports (Management and Camellia packs).
  • Investigate over expenditure (thru month variance report meetings) and liaise with operational General Managers’ to rectify/control expenses as per approved budgets.
  • Endorse and control Capex as per approved budgets.
  • Monitor all financial transactions, effect necessary changes to ensure most economical rates/ interests.
  • Ensure timeous transfer and management of funds and maintain cost effective banking/funding procedures.
  • Accurate recording of depreciation, book value, disposals and capitalization of all assets.
  • Accurate, timeous finalization of financial reports, board and variance reports with appropriate commentary where applicable.
  • Timeous payment of creditors and authorization of payments.
  • Ensure payments within stipulated credit terms.

    Financial Accounting:

  • Prepare profit/loss forecasts for Kakuzi and EPK Ltd.
  • Consolidate Group's Board Reports.
  • Undertake various ad — hoc financial related investigations or negotiations.
  • Structure and explore best possible legal avenues in terms of TAX relief. (in
  • Liaison with GFD)

    Performance Standards

  • Accurate monthly financial reports.
  • Required format-timeous submission to exec and non-exec Board Members of EPK and Kakuzi boards.
  • Investigate, prepare and finalize recommendations in terms of various financial viability/cost and profitability studies.
  • Liaise with external auditors/experts to ensure Company claim maximum relief in terms of Tax Act.

    Information Technology:

  • Ensuring most effective and efficient use of IT methods (in liaison with GFD)
  • Performance Standards
  • Implement new systems and enhance existing systems

    Administration:

  • Planning and execution of annual operational Budgeting exercise for EPK (including its managed clients) and Kakuzi Ltd.
  • Check and authorize debtors/credit applications.
  • Attend the various monthly management, and Quarterly Board meetings, plus others, as required.
  • Company Secretarial duties - Compile and distribute Board Meeting notices agenda's and papers as per relevant timings stipulations.
  • Keep minute books and attendance registers up to date.
  • Authorize and sign various internal documents.
  • Complete Assessment Action Plans and Performance Appraisal documents.
  • Complete annual financial statements.
  • Complete annual tax returns.
  • Control Company's insurance portfolios.
  • Control Group's (Kenya) administrative activities.

    Performance Standards

  • Set parameters, advice management to ensure that accurate budgets are compiled.
  • Produce final budget packs.
  • Sound financial basis / terms.
  • Advise management on all finance related aspects to enhance sound management.
  • Capture accurate minutes of Board meetings (when attended) and ensure board meeting administration carried out according to requirements.
  • Monitor sub-ordinates, productive and development.
  • Statutory and Stock Exchange.
  • Administration of Local Company pensions and Company Secretarial duties as above.

    Liaison:

  • Liaise with bankers, government departments, suppliers/clients regarding all finance/services related aspects (in liaison with GFD).
  • Performance Standards
  • Maintain sound relations, attend effectively and timeously to all matters/correspondence to promote and further Company's image.

    Qualifications

  • Be a holder of a first degree in a business related course from a recognized university
  • Masters degree will be an added advantage
  • Be a member of ICPAK /ACCA/ or Equivalent

    Application process:

    Kindly send your 2 page CV and cover letter detailing your experience, qualification and motivation for the job to poduk@racg.coke / recruitment@racg.co.ke by 24th October 2014 and address it to The Recruitment Manager as soon as you read this advert.

    Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

    Our Client is an equal opportunity employer and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


    UNICEF Jobs in Nairobi, Kenya

    If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world's leading children's rights organization would like to hear from you.

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    1. Health Specialist (Data and Evidence for Action), P-3, Nairobi, Kenya (USSC)

    Vacancy No: E-VN-2014-002365

    Duty Station: Nairobi

    Country: Kenya

    Region: ESARO

    Job Level: P-3

    Position#: 00068623

    Contract Type: Long-term Staff (FT)

    Purpose of the Position:

    The overall purpose of the assignment is to contribute to the production of publicly available health information for Somalia to assist in planning and evaluation of health activities.

    The incumbent will also assist in strengthening the evidence based planning and Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) capacities within the Ministries of Health in line with the Global Fund to fight AIDS Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM) proposal and broader health sector programmes for Somalia.

    The Health Specialist is expected to establish positive working relationships with partners and to lead the process ensuring that the end results are achieved.

    Key Expected Results

    Activity 1:

  • Ensure HMIS standardization and dissemination
  • Ensure that tools (Hospital, MCH, HP, central levels) and procedures for timely data collection, analysis and reporting are widely known, endorsed and available.
  • Support development of SOPs for HMIS in Somalia
  • Formulate dissemination strategy (including training, printing, etc) to partner and health facility levels of new tools and procedures
  • Formalise a feedback system with MOH and partners.
  • Develop a network and engage actively with other partners working on HIS and surveillance systems.

    Activity 2:

  • Oversee MOH-strengthening activities
  • Provide strategic direction for the data and evidence component of the GFATM
  • Malaria Grant and EPHS within the boarder health sector programming for Somalia.
  • Provide oversight of and strategic guidance to specialist Technical Agencies engaged to provide additional technical systems strengthening for HMIS in the pilot areas and to the MOH.
  • This includes guidance on when/how to expand to previously inaccessible areas for pilot testing.
  • Ensure that the pilot areas meet the objective of testing the revised HIS.
  • Carry-out frequent field supervision visits and track development of the DHIS2 or other system in selected pilot areas.
  • Ensure regular participation in zonal HIS feedback and review meetings.
  • Translate learning from pilot areas to the broader HIS.
  • Develop lessons learned document/report for reference during DHIS2 or other system nationwide roll-out.

    Activity 3:

  • Contribute to strengthening UNICEF's HIS management and reporting
  • Provide technical guidance to HIS focal points in the zones and to partners through frequent filed visits
  • Pool zonal data, analyze and provide feedback to the zones, USSC, donors and partners as requested.
  • Provide technical input on the development of HIS software
  • Report on malaria, HIV and EPHS indicators that will be submitted to the GFATM and other national and global reports for Somalia

    Qualifications of Successful Candidate

  • Advanced university degree in medical statistics, epidemiology or public health.
  • Five years of progressively responsible relevant work experience in programme formulation, monitoring, management and evaluation of health programmes.
  • Fluency in English and another UN language.
  • Knowledge of the local working language of the duty station would be an asset.

    Competencies of Successful Candidate

  • Communicates effectively to varied audiences, including during formal public speaking.
  • Able to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Sets high standards for quality of work and consistently achieves project goals.
  • Has good leadership and supervisory skills; co-ordinates group activities, ensuring that roles within the team are clear.
  • Translates strategic direction into plans and objectives.
  • Analyzes and integrates diverse and complex quantitative and qualitative data from a wide range of sources.
  • Quickly builds rapport with individuals and groups; maintains an effective network of individuals across organizational departments.
  • Identifies urgent and potentially difficult decisions and acts on them promptly; initiates and generates team- and department-wide activities.

  • Demonstrates, applies and shares expert technical knowledge across the organization.

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organisation.

    2. Vacancy: WASH Officer (Sanitation and Hygiene), NO-B

    Vacancy Announcement “KCO/WASH/2014-073”

    Duty Station: Nairobi

    Type of Contract: Fixed Term

    Reference # 90692

    Date of Issue: 21 October 2014

    Closing Date: 03 November 2014

    Purpose of the Post:

    Under the guidance of WASH Chief and direct supervision of the WASH Specialist (Sanitation and Hygiene), responsible for technical contribution to design, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of Sanitation and Hygiene Output of the WASH Programme to ensure achievement of planned objectives of the sector work plan within the Government of Kenya/UNICEF programme of collaboration.

    Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Support the supervisor by providing accurate data and information for sanitation and Hygiene and contribute to project design, implementation, management, monitoring and Evaluation.
  • Support the development of budgets for review by the supervisor, including concrete steps to enhance scaling up of sanitation and Hygiene.
  • Support training and other capacity building activities, promotion of knowledge management with partners and stakeholders through documenting and maintaining materials, surveys, case studies, documentation of lessons learnt, data, information and experiences on sanitation and hygiene component of WASH programme implementation and any necessary follow ups.
  • Undertake regular field monitoring of sanitation and Hygiene component of WASH programme to ascertain activities, technical inputs, supplies, equipment, and project status in implementation.
  • Make appropriate recommendations for efficiency and effectiveness and timely implementation and follow ups as necessary
  • Monitor Programme budget flows, PCAs implementation, and DCT liquidations and provide timely feedback for sanitation and Hygiene component of WASH programme implementation.
  • Ensure consistency with appropriate documentation and initiate corrective action on discrepancies.
  • Contribute to the preparation of progress/annual/donor reports.
  • Review work plan targets ensuring consistency and timeliness of reports and coherence to sector work plan.
  • Make any corrections necessary and ensure consistence with the existing guidelines.
  • Support networking of all stakeholders including Government NGOs, UN, private sector and communities for implementation status and emergency situations for exchange of information, effective communication, partnership and collaboration.

    Required Qualifications:

  • University degree in civil Engineering, public health, environmental Health, Geology, Hydrology, Sanitation Engineering, or a field relevant to WASH.

    Experience:

  • Two years of progressively responsible professional work experience in the WASH sector at national and international levels in programme Design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Experience in evidence based planning.

    Language:

  • Fluency in English and Kiswahili is required.
  • Knowledge of the local working language at the duty station is desirable.

    3. Vacancy: WASH Officer (Facilities), NO-B

    Vacancy Announcement “KCO/WASH/2014-075”

    Duty Station: Nairobi Type of Contract: Fixed Term

    Reference # 90595

    Date of Issue: 21 October 2014

    Closing Date: 03 November 2014

    Purpose of the Post:

    Under the guidance of the WASH Chief and direct supervision of the WASH Specialist (Facilities WASH), responsible for technical contribution to design, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of Facilities WASH Output (schools and Health facilities) of the WASH Programme to ensure achievement of planned objectives of the sector workplan within the Government of Kenya/UNICEF programme of collaboration and school Health Policy.

    Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Support the supervisor by providing accurate data and information including community resilience for institutional WASH (schools and Health facilities) project design, implementation, management, monitoring and Evaluation.
  • Support the development of budgets for review by the supervisor, including concrete steps to enhance community resilience.
  • Support the promotion of knowledge management with partners and stakeholders through documenting and maintaining materials, surveys, case studies, documentation of lessons learnt, data, information and experiences on institutional WASH programme implementation, resilience training and any necessary follow ups.
  • Undertake regular field monitoring of institutional WASH to ascertain activities, technical inputs, supplies, equipment, and project status in implementation.
  • Make appropriate recommendations for efficiency and effectiveness and timely implementation and follow ups as necessary
  • Monitor Programme budget flows, PCAs implementation, DCT liquidations and provide timely feedback for Institutional WASH programme implementation.
  • Ensure consistency with appropriate documentation and initiate corrective action on discrepancies.
  • Contribute to the preparation of progress/annual/donor reports.
  • Review work plan targets ensuring consistency and timeliness of reports and coherence to sector work plan.
  • Make any corrections necessary and ensure consistence with the existing guidelines.
  • Support networking of all stakeholders including Government NGOs, UN, private sector and communities for implementation status and emergency situations for exchange of information, effective communication, partnership and collaboration.

    Required Qualifications:

  • University degree in one of the disciplines relevant to the following areas: Public Health, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Geology, Hydrology, Sanitation Engineering, or a field relevant to international WASH related development assistance.
  • Additional training in Health Education or Communication for Development (Programme Communication), an asset.

    Experience:

  • Two years of professional work experience in the UN and national government and field work experience in programme design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Experience in evidence based planning.
  • Background/familiarity with Emergency preparedness and response (and the IASC Cluster approach).

    Language:

  • Fluency in English and Kiswahili is required.
  • Knowledge of the local working language at the duty station is desirable.

    4. Vacancy: Senior Procurement Assistant, GS-7

    Vacancy Announcement “KCO/SUP/2014-071”

    Duty Station: Nairobi

    Type of Contract: Fixed Term

    Reference # 90676

    Date of Issue: 21 October 2014

    Closing Date: 03 November 2014

    Applications are hereby invited from suitably qualified candidates to fill the above Fixed Term position in UNICEF Kenya Country Office (KCO), Nairobi

    Purpose of the Post:

    Under the general supervision of the Procurement Specialist, prepares invitations to bid and requests for proposals; purchase orders, contracts and LTAs for all kinds of goods and institutional services, obtains quotations from local vendors, reviews and monitors status of Sales Orders, Purchase Requisitions, Purchase Orders, contracts and LTAs; their budgets and maintains financial records of purchase allotment accounts: for purchasing standard programme supplies and services, office supplies, furniture and equipment.

    Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Receives and reviews Sales orders and Purchase requisitions for clarity, adequacy of specifications and terms of reference and evaluation criteria for completeness, confirms availability of funds, and obtains additional information considered necessary for authorizing a valid Sales Order and Purchase Requisition.
  • Compiles lists of local sources of procurement, contacts local vendors for price quotations, prepares summary of bids including information on price and conditions of offer.
  • For more costly procurements required under the procurement procedures, drafts bid invitations and/or requests for price quotations; drafts e-mail solicitations and related correspondence for goods and services.
  • Once decision on supplier is taken, compiles purchase order and institutional contract documents for supervisor’s signature; ensures distribution of signed purchase orders and contract documents to suppliers, service providers and all required offices, collects their acknowledgements, and ensures obligation of funds is recorded.
  • Provides procedural training on procurement and contracting.
  • Drafts recommendations on adjudications, and submissions for the Contracts Review Committee (CRC); prepares and distributes submission files containing the cases to be presented to the CRC.5
  • Undertakes Supply and institutional contracts planning to support the country programme, consolidates different programme plans into an annual plan, advises programmes on specifications, material codes, budgets, sources of procurement and mode of shipment, follows up for budget allocations and shortfalls to ensure funds availability; records expenditures, and advises procurement specialist as to status of allotments, on a regular basis.
  • Extracts procurement information from Vision, records and summarizes them for use in the monthly, quarterly, mid-year and annual reports; compares these actual reports with Supply Plans, and follows up with respective Programme sections for necessary action, adjusting obligated prices with budgets on Sales Orders and Purchase Requisitions.
  • Maintains manual and automated procurement and contract files and records; provides purchase information to receiving and inventory staff; maintains procurement supply and vendor reference library.

    Required Qualifications:

  • Completion of secondary education or equivalent, supplemented by courses in purchasing methods and/or accounting.
  • Completion of first University degree in business courses or equivalent or Diploma in logistics, warehousing, supply management and/or accounting with computer proficiency are added advantages.

    Experience:

  • Seven years of progressively responsible clerical or administrative work, with specialized experience in purchasing a variety of materials and services.
  • Experience with computer databases, for the maintenance of procurement records.
  • Language: Good knowledge of English language and knowledge of the working language of the duty station.

    Competencies:

    i) Core Values (Required)

  • Commitment
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Integrity

    ii) Core Competencies (Required)

  • Communication [Level II]
  • Working with People [Level I]
  • Drive for Results [Level I]

    iii) Functional Competencies (Required)

  • Formulating Strategies and Concepts [Level I]
  • Analyzing [Level II]
  • Applying Technical Expertise [Level II]
  • Learning and Researching [Level II]
  • Planning and Organizing [Level II]

    5. Vacancy: Logistics Assistant, GS-6

    Vacancy Announcement “KCO/SUP/2014-056”

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    Duty Station: Nairobi

    Type of Contract: Fixed Term

    Reference # 90680

    Date of Issue: 21 October 2014

    Closing Date: 03 November 2014

    Applications are hereby invited from suitably qualified candidates to fill the above Fixed Term position in UNICEF Kenya Country Office (KCO), Nairobi

    Purpose of the Post:

    Under the supervision of the Logistics Specialist, provide daily logistics assistance to the Logistics Specialist on Procurement Services and Donations-in-Kind (D-I-K) supplies tracking, monitoring and reporting functions; including up-dating & management of weekly Procurement Services transactions reports.

    The assistance will provide support in enhancing the planning, and timely delivery of Procurement Services & D-I-K supplies to consignees & partners; e.g., Kenya Medical Supplies Authority (KEMSA), Unit of Vaccines and Immunization Services (UVIS), Division of Malaria Control and other relevant divisions the relevant in ministries, counties and facilities.

    The focus of this assistance supports the effective management of supplies and commodities, both PS and D-I-K, ensuring practice of efficient supply chain management at all levels.

    Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Periodic Monitoring and Tracking of all PS and D-I-K supplies and real time up-dating of all related reports for weekly reporting & dissemination to programmes, partners, the GoK related clients and relevant programme sections.
  • Work closely with other Supply & Logistics colleagues, relevant programme staff, and Supply Division in Copenhagen to promote and support procurement services by government, counties, other UN agencies, international and philanthropic organizations e.g., World Bank, Global Fund, GAVI, etc.
  • Provide assistance for all capacity building activities to implementing partners (ministries, counties, NGOs, KEMSA), especially those in collaboration with through Procurement Services. Undertake supply chain & end-user monitoring trips related to distribution of Procurement services commodities, and make recommendations for improvement of service delivery to promote and enhance value addition to Procurement Services and D-I-K supplies
  • Opening, maintenance & real time filing and up-dating of all files on all logistics transactions for PS operations & D-I-K shipments.
  • Prepare PS & D-I-K Release Orders for warehoused stocks in VISION, and perform any other logistics duties related to the warehouse and supply operations as assigned by the supervisor
  • Follow up on despatches from warehouse and proofs of delivery for PS and D-I-K supplies with consignees and end-users.
  • Verify service invoices related to PS & D-I-K transactions for payment.

    Required Qualifications:

  • Completion of secondary education or equivalent, supplemented by courses in purchasing methods and/or accounting.
  • Diploma in Business Studies, Logistics Management or its equivalent.
  • Specialized training in Supply Chain Management and -humanitarian logistics, is an asset.

    Experience:

  • Six years of progressively responsible professional work experience at the national level in in logistics.

  • Language: Good knowledge of English language and knowledge of the working language of the duty station.

    6. Vacancy: Information Technology Officer (Technology for Development), NO-B

    Vacancy Announcement “KCO/ICT/2014-055”

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    Duty Station: Nairobi

    Type of Contract: Fixed Term

    Reference # 90599

    Date of Issue: 21 October 2014

    Closing Date: 03 November 2014

    Applications are hereby invited from suitably qualified candidates to fill the above Fixed Term position of Information Technology Officer, Information Communication Technologies For Development (T4D) in UNICEF Kenya Country Office (KCO).

    Purpose of the Post:

    Under the supervision of the ICT Specialist, assist UNICEF Kenya with the identification, assessment, and integration of ICT into UNICEF programming, strengthening internal capacity to lead and support T4D related projects, and maximizing potential for T4D scale-up and rollout.

    The specialist will also liaise with all stake holders to contribute to programme planning, administration, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of programme/project activities, data analysis and progress reporting.

    Provide T4D oversight functions with ICT systems and support with information security policy and procedures and risk analysis.

    The Technology for Development specialist will be integrated into the CO ICT team and will have a matrix management structure with the Country Office Innovation Lead.

    Technology for Development activities will be aligned with work plans of the country office programmes.

    Major Duties and Responsibilities:

    Policy and Strategy development:

  • Contribute to the development of a technology for development strategy for the country office, including assessment of T4D gaps, opportunities, standards and develop a scale up strategy for KCO.
  • Lead the development and oversee quality assurance during the roll-out of an office-wide T4D strategy and participate in setting up standards, documentation and mechanisms for T4D Programme M&E and Research.

    Partnerships:

  • Raise awareness of potential partners and solutions to UNICEF Kenya ICT and Programme community.
  • Develop a catalogue of potential country specific T4D partners and their profiles/areas of engagement in Kenya to promote and enhance UNICEF goals for outcomes for children through the use of Technology for Development.
  • Develop clear and concise concept notes of each agreed T4D Initiative and proposals for fund raising efforts.
  • In close consultation with the CO innovation lead, support the design of and participate in global, regional and country events on innovation.

    Research:

  • Collect data, undertake analysis and prepare reports on existing initiatives, solutions, capture lessons learnt from various programmes and share resources available.
  • Map all T4D projects and resources.
  • Ensure documentation and clear monitoring and evaluation mechanisms for the projects including baseline data collection, necessarily on-going monitoring, as well as first phase data collection and analysis.
  • With CO Information Management Specialist, respond to the data analytics, information and knowledge management needs of the country office.

    Technical Assistance:

  • Support the development of innovative tools;
  • Provide support and technical assistance to the Country Office in the identification, selection, concept design and roll-out and sustainability of T4D interventions to address bottlenecks towards the achievement of programme results;
  • Work with stakeholders to help develop standards, procedures and partnerships for T4D interventions and their transition to relevant Government and Civil Society institutions.
  • Assist programme sections to identify and assess new T4D initiatives, or new phases of on-going initiatives, with immediate potential to improve UNICEF programming in service delivery and/or monitoring and evaluation.

    Capacity building:

  • Provide training on the use of new technological approaches to UNICEF staff, clients and partners;
  • Build capacity of programme staff in analysing the large amounts of data generated through T4D initiatives including the use of data visualization techniques, infographics and analytics tools.
  • Provision local Business and Technical Analysis services to country office sections (ICT and programme) to help define requirements, guidelines and sustainability for T4D solutions;

    Required Qualifications:

  • University degree or equivalent background in Computer Science,
  • Information Science,
  • Business Administration,
  • Social Science, or related area

    Experience:

  • At least two years’ experience in the field of innovative technologies implementation, web development, data visualization or similar;
  • Experience in supporting and coordinating project activities across a large organization and with other international partner organizations.
  • Experience with ICT hardware, mobile and web-based technologies in Africa, particularly designing or deploying tools appropriate to low-bandwidth environments.
  • Strong understanding of Principles of Innovation and usability principles for user interfaces;
  • Strong experience with rapid prototyping methodology;
  • Proved experience in handling a variety of internal business clients;
  • Open Source, mobile and emerging ICT applied to public health is extremely desirable.

    It would be desirable if the individual had expert knowledge or interest in one of these areas:

  • Mobile and Telephony [SMS gateways, IVR and PBX systems]
  • Mobile Health
  • Mobile Learning
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience in supervising engineers and software developers and responsibility for budgets, contracts and procurement desirable;
  • Experience in an international organization is desirable.
  • Good digital design skills and understanding of UNICEF led global technological innovations like RapdPRO, rapidFTR, uReport, mHERO would be an asset;

    Language:

  • Fluency in English and another UN working language required
  • Knowledge of local working language of the duty station an asset.

    7. Vacancy: Human Resources Assistant, GS-6

    Vacancy Announcement “KCO/SUP/2014-076”

    Duty Station: Nairobi

    Type of Contract: Fixed Term

    Reference # 90693

    Date of Issue: 21 October 2014

    Closing Date: 03 November 2014

    Applications are hereby invited from suitably qualified candidates to fill the above Fixed Term position in UNICEF Kenya Country Office (KCO), Nairobi

    Purpose of the Post:

    Under the general supervision of the Human Resources Officer, the HR Assistant is responsible for the attendance/leave management and assists in the Human Resource Management of all categories of staff in the office.

    Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintain, monitor and update attendance and leave records both manually and in VISION for all staff for KCO and ESARO providing accurate information to staff on their leave entitlements as appropriate.

  • Reconciles the VISION records with manual records obtained from monthly attendance sheets to ensure consistency and accuracy at all times.

  • Manage the on-boarding and off-boarding process by providing orientation and accurate information to newly recruited/arrived staff members to facilitate quick and efficient settling in; and assisting separating staff with guidance on check-out and completion of the necessary forms.

  • Maintaining HR databases to facilitate easy access of up-to-date information, statistics and reports such as e-pas/pas reports, staff data,

  • Maintain up-to-date information and staff lists on staff and dependents in an easily accessible format to meet the needs of different stakeholders such as UNJMS and UNDSS.

  • Information will input into management reports and indicators and also serve the office particularly to support emergency preparedness.

  • Supports recruitment processes for vacant posts or short-term requirements, by preparing vacancy announcements, screening applications (long list), participating in competency based interviews and administering written exams.

  • Processes specific entitlements (salary advances, rental subsidy and advances) for both local and international staff in accordance with UN/UNICEF rules and regulations, by ensuring that all relevant forms are completed by staff, entering data into VISION Ensures the appropriate maintenance of the relevant personnel records and files.

  • Keep abreast of the latest HR rules, regulations and policies and assist staff in the correct interpretation and application of HR policies and procedures and provide advice as required.

    Required Qualifications:

  • Completion of secondary education.
  • Diploma/post-secondary training in Human Resources Management from a recognized institution is desirable.

    Experience:

  • Six (6) years progressive work experience in HR Management or in Administration.
  • Experience in the UN system a distinct advantage.

    Language: Fluency in English and Kiswahili.

    8. Vacancy: HIV-AIDS Officer, NO-B

    Vacancy Announcement “KCO/HIV-AIDS/2014-069”

    Duty Station: Kisumu

    Type of Contract: Fixed Term

    Reference # KCO14065

    Date of Issue: 21 October 2014

    Closing Date: 03 November 2014

    Applications are hereby invited from suitably qualified candidates to fill the above Fixed Term position of HIV-AIDS Officer in UNICEF Kenya Country Office (KCO) based in Kisumu Field Office.

    Purpose of the Post:

    Under the supervision of the Chief of Field Office (Kisumu), accountable for professional technical contribution to project design, planning, administration, monitoring and evaluation of the HIV/AIDS programme/project activities, especially related to adolescents HIV prevention, treatment and care needs, at sub national level, data analysis and progress reporting, and commitment for enhancement of teamwork and capacity building, in support of achievement of planned objectives of the sub national work plan, aligned with country programme goals and strategy, with an emphasis on addressing gender inequalities.

    Responsible to support the Chief of Field Office in internal coordination and facilitate coordination with external partners for counties supported by the UNICEF Kisumu Field Office to advance HIV prevention, treatment and care results for children and adolescents.

    Major Duties and Responsibilities:

    1. Programme / Project Management

  • Support the availability of accurate, complete and up-to-date information at sub national level required for effective HIV/AIDS programme and project design, implementation, management, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Draft sound HIV/AIDS programme budgets for review by the supervisor.
  • Pay special attention to development and management of new programme/projects related to HIV and adolescents.

    2. Project Efficiency and Effectiveness

  • Enhance project efficiency and effectiveness through implementation follow-on, including gender- and age-specific monitoring UNICEF inputs, local conditions and resources, flow of supply and non-supply assistance and HIV/AIDS project status.

    3. Work Plan and Project Documentation

  • Analyze collected data and information and prepare progress reports; draft changes in HIV/AIDS project work plans and assist in identification of required supplies and equipment as well as in the drafting of Country Programme
  • Recommendation and other project documentation, using agreed-upon gender and equity related indicators where needed; assure accuracy and consistency with established rules, regulations and plans of action.
  • Communicate regularly with the UNICEF national office and seek advice related to work planning processes and development of project documentation.

    4. Project Implementation Information and Data

  • Ensure the appropriateness of financial, administrative and supply documentation;
  • verify that HIV/AIDS project expenditures are within allotments and that data is consistent with the project information and database (e.g. Vision).
  • Follow up on queries or initiate corrective action on discrepancies.

    5. Knowledge Sharing

  • Compile HIV/AIDS project implementation training and orientation materials to promote knowledge sharing with donors and media and other partners at sub national level.
  • Share HIV and children and adolescents related evidence within the organization and externally.

    6. Communication and Networking

  • Ensure the effective communication and networking developed and maintained through review of existing partnerships, development of new partnerships and collaboration, with particular emphasis adolescents and HIV, understanding gender inequalities and on practicing gender mainstreaming where applicable.
  • Share regularly programmatic updates with the national UNICEF office and seek technical guidance related to major programme directions.
  • Collaborate with Operations staff to implement internal controls systems and resolve day-to-day issues or discrepancies in financial or supply management.
  • Team with local Government counterparts to exchange information on HIV/AIDS project implementation and status as well as movement and distribution of supplies.
  • Collaborate with members of the development community, including NGOs, UN and bilateral agencies in the exchange of information relating to HIV/AIDS sector

    Required Qualifications:

  • University degree in one of the disciplines relevant to the following areas: Social Sciences, Health, Public Health, Family Health, Nursing, or a field relevant to international development assistance in HIV and AIDS.
  • Background/familiarity with Emergency an asset.

    Experience:

  • At least two years of relevant professional work experience in HIV prevention, treatment and/or care with children and adolescents.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience in knowledge management.
  • Training and experience in social welfare, or HIV and AIDS health care.
  • Experience in monitoring gender disparities and programme interventions that reduce these disparities and asset.

  • Language: Fluency in English and Swahili language required.

    9. Vacancy: Health Specialist (Community), NO-C

    Vacancy Announcement “KCO/HLTH/2014-067”

    Duty Station: Nairobi

    Type of Contract: Fixed Term

    Reference # 90608

    Date of Issue: 21 October 2014

    Closing Date: 03 November 2014

    Applications are hereby invited from suitably qualified candidates to fill the above Fixed Term position of Health Specialist (Community) in UNICEF Kenya Country Office (KCO).

    Purpose of the Post:

    Under the overall guidance of the Chief Health, and the supervision of the Health Specialist, Systems, the Health Specialist (Community) is to manage the UNICEF support to the government and its partners to finalize policy, strengthen capacity required for provision of community health services, in context of the devolved system of governance.

    Major Duties and Responsibilities:

    1. Manages the office coordination of community health services.

  • In collaboration with the Unit of Community health Services, provides technical support to National Level Ministry of Health and relevant partners for the development of well-functioning policies including:

  • Policy documents, guidelines and strategies to strengthen the roll out of responsive Community Health Services in Kenya;
  • Operational guidance to selected Counties to model, document and scale up functional community level service delivery, including establish community-based new-born care services and ICCM.
  • Keep abreast of public health developments in the county that could have an impact on the child Health program (positive or negative) and proactively propose to the Child health specialist how to respond to these developments.

    2. Provide technical support to strengthening the community health services coordination mechanism at government level (national and County levels)to effectively design, plan and implement key community health service interventions;

    ii) Revise, disseminate and roll-out the use of community based health information services tools by counties.

    3. Provides technical support to selected counties to implement Community Health Strategy including:

    i. Monitoring, evaluation and reporting on specific Community Health Services activities carried out through various field visits, in a timely manner, efficiently.

    4. Support to design of models of community based participation in health services, including community dialogue, with clear definition of the roles of all stakeholders, establishment of proper norms and guidelines in the implementation of the Community Health.

    5. Participate in inter-sectoral collaboration (Child Health and Community Health Services with other programme colleagues for the systematic delivery of an integrated package of MNCH services.

    Required Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in one of the disciplines relevant to the following areas:

  • Public Health, Medicine, Health Research, International Health, Health Policy and Management or a field relevant to international development assistance in Health.

    Experience:

  • At least five years progressive work experience at the national in public health or related field with focus on community maternal and child survival and development programs.
  • Experience working with National and Regional government will be an asset

    Language:

  • Fluency in English required.
  • Knowledge of the local working language of the duty station is an asset.

    10. Vacancy: Health Officer (M&E), NO-B

    Vacancy Announcement “KCO/HLTH/2014-068”

    Duty Station: Kisumu

    Type of Contract: Fixed Term

    Reference # 90636

    Date of Issue: 21 October 2014

    Closing Date: 03 November 2014

    Applications are hereby invited from suitably qualified candidates to fill the above Fixed Term position of Health Officer in UNICEF Kenya Country Office (KCO) based in Kisumu Field Office.

    Purpose of the Post:

    Under the supervision of the Chief, Field Office and Health Specialist MCNH, and additional support from the Nairobi-based Planning and M&E Specialist and M&E Officer, the incumbent will be responsible for routine monitoring of maternal and new-born health programs in Homa Bay, Siaya, Kakamega and Bungoma, including joint monitoring exercises, data collection and verification, and logistical support for operational research studies.

    Major Duties and Responsibilities:

    1. Programme Performance Monitoring

  • Provide technical support to ensure that the Country Office has quality information to assess progress towards expected results established in annual work plans, and to manage financial and programmatic risks.
  • Provide technical support to ensure that monitoring systems are in place and accurately monitoring changes in supplies, demand, coverage and quality of maternal-new-born health services in target counties (Homa Bay, Siaya, Kakamega and occasionally Bungoma).
  • This task will require both technical assistance to county-based personnel and direct involvement in periodic data collection and data quality audits;
  • Conduct spot-checks to verify the correct placement and management of UNICEF-procured supplies;
  • Support the collection and verification of quarterly programme reports from partners and conduct site visits to verify the accuracy of information.

    2. M&E Capacity Building

  • Provide technical support to ensure that the monitoring and evaluation capacities of Field Office staff and county partners government and civil society are strengthened enabling them to increasingly engage in and lead monitoring and evaluation processes.
  • Contribute to the M&E capacity building strategy for county-level partners and institutions and corresponding activities for implementation in the context of the MNH M&E Plan;
  • Provide technical support for implementation of capacity building strategies as a joint commitment with other developmental partners.

    3. Integrated Monitoring, Evaluation & Research Planning (IMEP)

  • Provide technical support to ensure that the Kisumu Field Office and county partners use a well-prioritised and realistic plan of research, monitoring and evaluation activities that will provide the most relevant and strategic information to manage the Maternal-New-born Health Component of the UNICEF Country Programme, including tracking and assessing UNICEF’s distinct contribution to improving maternal and new-born health outcomes.
  • Make contributions to and provide technical assistance for the planning and establishing the research, monitoring and evaluation activities for the UNICEF Health Section, with particular emphasis on maternal and new-born health programmes operating in Homa Bay, Siaya, Kakamega and Bungoma Counties;
  • Ensure that M&E plans and methods are effectively communicated to UNICEF’s maternal-new-born health partners at county levels, and that these partners are prepared and supported to contribute appropriately;
  • In humanitarian response situations, within the first month, support data collection on the health situation of pregnant women, mothers and new-borns, and draft and recommend a simple one-month data-collection plan to cover key data gaps as required for the initial emergency response.
  • After the initial humanitarian response, support management of the medium-term response with a revised IMEP.

    4. Situation Monitoring and Assessment

  • Provide technical support to ensure that the Kisumu Field Office and county partners have timely and accurate measurement of change in conditions affecting the health of pregnant women, mothers and new-borns to facilitate planning and to draw conclusions about the impact of programmes or policies.
  • Support management and improvement of available baseline information on key indicators through established databases at county levels (e.g., DHIS, community health information systems and maternal and perinatal death review and response system) for easy access and use;
  • Support the preparation of county- level statistical reports on the status of maternal and new-born health issues, and provide technical support to fulfil donor reporting obligations;
  • Support the MOH and partners to use available evidence to draft evidence-based plans and budgets for MNH programmes towards the attainment of national and county MNH objectives.
  • In humanitarian response situations, provide technical support for a rapid assessment (inter-agency or independently if necessary) to be carried out within the first 48-72 hours, focusing on the health status and needs of pregnant women, mothers and new-borns.
  • Provide rapid and accurate information on emergency programme’s coverage, coordination and coherence.

    5. Evaluation

  • Provide technical support to ensure that a well-prioritised and strategic selection of evaluations for maternal-new-born health programmes are carried out with quality and that evaluation results are useful to the intended audiences.
  • Provide logistical support for evaluations and operational research;
  • Ensure that county-level partners, particularly the County Health Management Teams, are involved in the planning and implementation of evaluations and operational research;
  • Support effective participatory feedback, including to community and civil society stakeholders in the focus counties.

    6. Communication and Partnerships

  • Provide technical support to ensure that all of the above tasks are carried out and accomplished through effective communication and partnerships, as elaborated below:
  • Organize and contribute to joint monitoring and evaluation activities with county partners;
  • Provide synthesis of M & E results to the Field Office senior management, and to the Planning and M & E Specialist in the Kenya Country Office;
  • Ensure that evaluation recommendations are communicated to the relevant county partners for implementation, with advice on follow-up action for future programming.

    Required Qualifications:

  • University degree in public health or a related social science, with particular emphasis on monitoring and evaluation and research.

    Experience:

  • Two years of relevant professional work experience, including field work experience, preferably in the area of maternal, new-born and child health;
  • Professional work experience in public health programme development and implementation including monitoring and evaluation activities; and
  • At least one instance of exposure to emergency programming, including preparedness planning.
  • Active involvement in a humanitarian crisis response programme preferred.

    Language:

  • Fluency in English and another UN working language required.
  • Knowledge of local working language of the duty station an asset.

    11. Vacancy: Health Officer (M&E), NO-B

    Vacancy Announcement “KCO/HLTH/2014-070”

    Duty Station: Lodwar

    Type of Contract: Fixed Term

    Reference # 90646

    Date of Issue: 21 October 2014

    Closing Date: 03 November 2014

    Applications are hereby invited from suitably qualified candidates to fill the above Fixed Term position of Health Officer in UNICEF Kenya Country Office (KCO) based in Lodwar Field Office.

    Purpose of the Post:

    Under the supervision of the Chief, Field Office and additional support from the Nairobi-based Planning and M&E Specialist and M&E Officer, the incumbent will be responsible for routine monitoring of maternal and new-born health programs in Turkana County, including joint monitoring exercises, data collection and verification, and logistical support for operational research studies.

    Major Duties and Responsibilities:

    1. Programme Performance Monitoring

  • Provide technical support to ensure that the Country Office has quality information to assess progress towards expected results established in annual work plans, and to manage financial and programmatic risks.
  • Provide technical support to ensure that monitoring systems are in place and accurately monitoring changes in supplies, demand, coverage and quality of maternal-new-born health services in Turkana.
  • This task will require both technical assistance to county-based personnel and direct involvement in periodic data collection and data quality audits;
  • Conduct spot-checks to verify the correct placement and management of UNICEF-procured supplies;
  • Support the collection and verification of quarterly programme reports from partners and conduct site visits to verify the accuracy of information.

    2. M&E Capacity Building

  • Provide technical support to ensure that the monitoring and evaluation capacities of Field Office staff and county partners government and civil society are strengthened enabling them to increasingly engage in and lead monitoring and evaluation processes.
  • Contribute to the M&E capacity building strategy for county-level partners and institutions and corresponding activities for implementation in the context of the MNH M&E Plan;
  • Provide technical support for implementation of capacity building strategies as a joint commitment with other developmental partners.

    3. Integrated Monitoring, Evaluation & Research Planning (IMEP)

  • Provide technical support to ensure that the Lodwar Field Office and county partners use a well-prioritised and realistic plan of research, monitoring and evaluation activities that will provide the most relevant and strategic information to manage the Maternal-New-born Health Component of the UNICEF Country Programme, including tracking and assessing UNICEF’s distinct contribution to improving maternal and new-born health outcomes.
  • Make contributions to and provide technical assistance for the planning and establishing the research, monitoring and evaluation activities for the UNICEF Health Section, with particular emphasis on maternal and new-born health programmes operating in Turkana County.
  • Ensure that M&E plans and methods are effectively communicated to UNICEF’s maternal-new-born health partners at county levels, and that these partners are prepared and supported to contribute appropriately;
  • In humanitarian response situations, within the first month, support data collection on the health situation of pregnant women, mothers and new-borns, and draft and recommend a simple one-month data-collection plan to cover key data gaps as required for the initial emergency response.
  • After the initial humanitarian response, support management of the medium-term response with a revised IMEP.

    4. Situation Monitoring and Assessment

  • Provide technical support to ensure that the Lodwar Field Office and county partners have timely and accurate measurement of change in conditions affecting the health of pregnant women, mothers and new-borns to facilitate planning and to draw conclusions about the impact of programmes or policies.
  • Support management and improvement of available baseline information on key indicators through established databases at county levels (e.g., DHIS, community health information systems and maternal and perinatal death review and response system) for easy access and use;
  • Support the preparation of county- level statistical reports on the status of maternal and new-born health issues, and provide technical support to fulfil donor reporting obligations;
  • Support the MOH and partners to use available evidence to draft evidence-based plans and budgets for MNH programmes towards the attainment of national and county MNH objectives.
  • In humanitarian response situations, provide technical support for a rapid assessment (inter-agency or independently if necessary) to be carried out within the first 48-72 hours, focusing on the health status and needs of pregnant women, mothers and new-borns.
  • Provide rapid and accurate information on emergency programme’s coverage, coordination and coherence.

    5. Evaluation

  • Provide technical support to ensure that a well-prioritised and strategic selection of evaluations for maternal-new-born health programmes are carried out with quality and that evaluation results are useful to the intended audiences.
  • Provide logistical support for evaluations and operational research;
  • Ensure that county-level partners, particularly the County Health Management Teams, are involved in the planning and implementation of evaluations and operational research;
  • Support effective participatory feedback, including to community and civil society stakeholders in the focus counties.

    6. Communication and Partnerships

  • Provide technical support to ensure that all of the above tasks are carried out and accomplished through effective communication and partnerships, as elaborated below:
  • Organize and contribute to joint monitoring and evaluation activities with county partners;
  • Provide synthesis of M & E results to the Field Office senior management, and to the Planning and M & E Specialist in the Kenya Country Office;
  • Ensure that evaluation recommendations are communicated to the relevant county partners for implementation, with advice on follow-up action for future programming.

    Required Qualifications:

  • University degree in public health or a related social science, with particular emphasis on monitoring and evaluation and research.

    Experience:

  • Two years of relevant professional work experience, including field work experience, preferably in the area of maternal, new-born and child health;
  • Professional work experience in public health programme development and implementation including monitoring and evaluation activities; and
  • At least one instance of exposure to emergency programming, including preparedness planning.

  • Active involvement in a humanitarian crisis response programme preferred.

    Language:

  • Fluency in English and another UN working language required.
  • Knowledge of local working language of the duty station an asset.

    12. Vacancy: Administrative Assistant, GS-4

    Vacancy Announcement “KCO/ADM/2014-066”

    Duty Station: Nairobi

    Type of Contract: Fixed Term

    Reference # 90684

    Date of Issue: 21 October 2014

    Closing Date: 03 November 2014

    Applications are hereby invited from suitably qualified candidates to fill the above Fixed Term position in the Administration Section of UNICEF Kenya Country Office (KCO).

    Purpose of the Post:

    Under supervision of Administrative Officer (Travel and Transport), performs a variety of general Admin services in the area of transport management, protocol and tracking the invoices related to travel services for KCO and ESARO.

    Major Duties and Responsibilities:

    1. Receives requests for transport from RO and KCO and assigns appropriate means of transport from the UNICEF vehicle pool or outsourced car hire based on the most cost-effectiveness within the set standards operating procedures.

    Brings to the attention of the supervisor any abnormalities in the use of transport paid for by the organization and proposes corrective measures.

    2. Assists the supervisor in the preparation of Travel Authorizations (TAs) for both local and international travel for KCO within UNICEF rules related to travel entitlements.

    Assists staff members by processing requests for visas for official travel. Updates the profile of Embassies and share with staff the requirements of visa – when needed; Files all documents on Travel Authorisations and Visas and make sure that they are kept in a safe place.

    3. Makes hotel reservations and necessary logistic arrangements for conferences / workshops related to RO and KCO activities.

    4. Follow-up on the usage of office vehicles, ensures that drivers are fully conversant and adhere to UNICEF driving rules for their safety and that of authorized passengers.

    Liaise with the relevant staff in charge of vehicles maintenance to ensure that vehicles are regularly serviced and any default timely repaired.

    5. Guide international staff and their dependants by providing information about the Host Country Unit for further processing of re-entry passes, identity cards, drivers’ licenses and other necessary personnel-related documents, in accordance with the requirements of the United Nations and the country of the duty station.

    6. Any other duty that may be assigned by supervisor for the achievement of office objectives.

    Required Qualifications:

  • Completion of secondary education.

  • Ability to operate a computer and basic ability in Microsoft word, excel. Experience:

  • Four years general clerical work, which should include a good knowledge of standard clerical practices and procedures.

    Language:

  • Good knowledge of the local language and one or two languages of the organization.

    Competencies:

    i) Core Values (Required)

  • Commitment
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Integrity

    ii) Core Competencies (Required)

  • Communication [Level II]
  • Working with People [Level II]
  • Drive for Results [Level II]

    iii) Functional Competencies (Required)

  • Analysing, [Level II]
  • Applying Technical Expertise, [Level II]
  • Planning and Organizing, [Level II]
  • Following Instructions and Procedures, [Level II]

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; UNICEF Jobs in Nairobi, Kenya

    Application Close: 03 November 2014


    CIMMYT Jobs in Nairobi Kenya

    Vacancy: Communications Officer - Africa

    About the organization:

    The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center, known by its Spanish acronym, CIMMYT®, is a not-for-profit research and training organization with partners in over 100 countries.

    About the Position:

    The Communications Officer will enhance the impact of CIMMYT’s work and build and nurture relationships with donors, policy-makers, the scientific community, media and other stakeholders.

    The Communications Officer will actively communicate on behalf of key CIMMYT projects in Africa on a regular basis.

    Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

    General Outreach and Communications

  • Implement a communications strategy to advance CIMMYT’s research-for-development programs in Africa.
  • Help develop and disseminate targeted messages to different stakeholders on the key projects implemented by CIMMYT in the region.
  • Support the product development and delivery teams in enhancing their impact through relevant communications channels.
  • Provide communications support to prioritized special events/workshops/meetings and conferences.
  • Coordinate closely with the communications staff at global HQ in Mexico on technical matters.

    Media Relations

  • Support developing and implementing a comprehensive media strategy, including media field trips.
  • Raise awareness through media of the value and impact of major projects implemented by CIMMYT in the region.

    Publications and Multi-Media Content

  • Write, edit and oversee the production of publications, including newsletters, scientific reports for media, etc.
  • Provide necessary writing/editing support of project technical reports.
  • Lead new approaches to create and distribute multi-media content related to the supported CIMMYT projects.

    Donor Communications Support

  • Under the supervision of CIMMYT’s Communications Manager for Africa, generate compelling communications and marketing collateral to support CIMMYT’s donor relations initiatives in Africa.
  • Provide relevant support in drafting project proposals in close coordination with the Global Maize Program Director.

    Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, public relations or related discipline.
  • Minimum of five years’ experience in non-profit and/or science communications, marketing, public relations and media campaigns.
  • Event organization and promotion experience.
  • Experience developing website content.
  • Nonprofit organization experience or demonstrated understanding of the nonprofit environment.

    Skills and Competencies:

  • Fluent, strong and proven English writing/editing skills.
  • Proficiency in the local language will be an advantage.
  • Ability to work under pressure and to meet deadlines.
  • Clear grasp of communications strategies and creativity in applying them.
  • Ability to express technical concepts in clear, simple language for diverse audiences, including the general public.
  • Proficiency in use of social and new media tools.
  • Ability to work as part of a team as well as independently with minimal supervision.

    Terms of Offer:

    We offer a collegial, diverse and gender-sensitive working environment, and we strongly encourage applications from qualified women.

    This position is remunerated on Local terms.

    The appointment will be for an initial period of three (3) years, subject to a six (6) months’ probation period.

    The position will be based in Nairobi, Kenya.

    For more information and job application details, see; Vacancy: Communications Officer - Africa

    2. Vacancy: Research Associate – SIMLESA (CIMMYT)

    About the Position: The Research Associate will provide technical and analytical / data management support to GCAP projects in Kenya and Tanzania

    Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

    Technical

  • Organize, manage and coordinate on-station and on-farm field trials
  • Carry out surveys and organise participatory evaluations
  • Manage data collection from field trials and surveys
  • Carry out data entry, management and analysis of field trials and survey data
  • Visualise data in GIS/geo-spatial software
  • Assist in drafting technical reports and journal papers from CIMMYT research related work.

    Administration

  • Support other research associates in their duties as and when required
  • Provide technical support to CIMMYT scientists, including organising workshops and meetings, preparing posters etc

    Supervise field staff

  • Network with partners/stakeholders and support/train them in cropping system, data collection and analysis
  • Any other duties and miscellaneous tasks as required and as assigned from time to time

    Networking and Workshops

  • Assist in drafting seminar, workshop and conference papers
  • Organize, attend and participate in training workshops, project meetings

    Requirements:

  • A Master’s degree in an agriculture related discipline or GIS/data management/statistics.
  • At least 2 years’ experience.

    Skills and Competencies:

  • Strong statistical skills and use of SAS, Gensat or R packages
  • Strong GIS skills and use of ARCVIEW or other geo-spatial packages
  • Evidence of experience in draft technical reports and journal papers
  • Practical experience in field experimental work
  • Ability to prioritize and organize work efficiently and independently
  • Ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure with minimal supervision
  • Good interpersonal skills, integrity, honesty and self-motivation
  • Able to work well within a team
  • Driving competency
  • Willingness to travel in the region

    Terms of Offer:

    We offer a collegial, diverse and gender-sensitive working environment, and we strongly encourage applications from qualified women.

    This position is remunerated on local terms.

    The appointment will be for an initial period of three (3) years, subject to a six (6) months’ probation period.

    The position will be based in Nairobi, Kenya.

    How to Apply:

    For more information and job application details, see; Vacancy: Research Associate – SIMLESA (CIMMYT)

    Applications will be considered until 24 October 2014.

    Please note that only short-listed applicants meeting the above requirements will be contacted.

    About ICRAF:

    The World Agroforestry Centre (also known as the International Centre for Research in Agroforestry or ICRAF) is an independent research institution which generates science-based knowledge about the complex role trees play in agricultural landscapes and rural livelihoods.

    As part of the Centre’s work to bring tree-based solutions to bear on poverty and environmental problems, researchers – working in close collaboration with partners – are developing new technologies, tools and policy recommendations for increased food security and ecosystem health.

    The Centre’s headquarters are located in Nairobi, Kenya, and research is conducted in more than 30 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

    We are supported by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) and receive funding from over 50 different donors.


    ActionAid International Jobs in Nairobi or Johannesburg

    ActionAid International

    Directorate: Policy, Research, Advocacy and Campaigns

    1. Vacancy: Activista and Youth Engagement Coordinator

    Location: Nairobi or Johannesburg

    Salary: £36,035

    International Grade: D

    Purpose of the Role:

    Supports the strengthening of the Activista network, ensures Activista coordinators receive professional and peer-to-peer support in the ongoing pursuit of the Activista objectives and plans across countries, following the Activista International Strategy.

    Leads or coordinates international and supports national youth campaigning and activism, working closely with Activista and where there is crossover, the International Policy Advisor on Youth in order to support ActionAid’s large youth movement, that supports our campaigning goals.

    Secures resources where necessary to support Activista joint goals.

    Key responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Work closely with the Supporter Engagement Manager and with national Activista coordinators to update the International Activista strategy. Works with the International Policy Adviser - Youth to ensure alignment with the Youth Engagement Plan.
  • Ensure youth activists are consulted and providing strategic direction to ActionAid’s multi-country campaigning
  • Work with national offices’ leadership teams to identify critical countries for engagement in supporting strong youth movement building around campaigns, the formation of new Activista groups, and inform investments into this area.
  • Maintain expert, up-to-date strategic knowledge of issues and movements in the youth activism ‘landscape’, share information for purposes of planning and direction-setting for Activista as well as for specific multi-country campaigns
  • Build links and form effective relationships with key allies in youth movements around the world to ensure ActionAid International’s and Activista’s work learns from and reflects the energy/dynamism of these movements and to encourage take up of our multi-country campaigns by these movements
  • Ensure there is regular and up-to-date information on Activista and youth engagement priorities, outputs, achievements and challenges to the federation’s internal stakeholders and leadership using all available channels
  • Contribute to campaign unit’s fundraising tasks, as and when required, including writing proposals and concept notes and preparing budgets for proposals
  • Participates actively in ActionAid’s internal Youth Working Group and any equivalent or related groups that arise.
  • Instigate work to fundraise for youth engagement and Activista, in collaboration with International and National Fundraising Teams

    Desired Skills & Experience

    The successful candidate will have:

  • Relevant Bachelors degree, Honours or Masters would be advantageous or Recognition or Prior Learning (RPL)
  • Substantial experience of working with youth in a community or student organising, community development or service delivery context.
  • Experience of involvement with radical and / or non-hierarchical movements also desirable
  • Substantial experience of working in coalitions, and skills in alliance building and network-formation
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills, with demonstrable experience of working with people from different organisations, functions, countries and cultures to deliver objectives and projects.
  • Strong communication skills, especially in facilitation, and proven ability to translate complicated ideas into clear messages.
  • The ability to sell ideas, influence and persuade at all levels and across cultures
  • Experience of assessing risk associated with political events and movement building in different national contexts is desirable
  • Knowledge of youth-related issues in a development context
  • Experience or knowledge of marketing, voluntary fundraising and communicating to a youth audience

    2. Director of Policy, Research, Advocacy and Campaigns

    Location: Johannesburg, Nairobi or London.

    Contract type: AAI Grade G – Entry £81,857p/a

    Reference: AAI-ILT-PRAC

    About the Role

  • The purpose of this role is to enhance the ability of ActionAid (AAI) to bring about policy change at local, national and international levels by promoting sound policy research;
  • advancing and delivering AAI’s campaign signature;
  • coordinating global advocacy initiatives; and
  • contributing to the integration of policy, programs and campaigns.

    Direct Reports

  • Head of Campaigns
  • Head of Policy
  • Advocacy and Research
  • Team Administrator

    Key Activities

    People Leadership and Management

  • As a member of the International Leadership Team (ILT); act as a key change agent, reinforce AAI’s mission, vision and values and make informed decisions.
  • Lead and manage the Policy, Research, Advocacy and Campaigns (PRAC) Directorate within a clear performance management framework, promoting a culture of high performance; continuous improvement; positive communication and teamwork.
  • Ensure good management at all levels within the PRAC Directorate.
  • Interpret and apply all AAI’s HR policies consistently and effectively, ensuring that all staff are aware of and comply with these policies.

    Strategy, Planning and Budgets

  • As a member of the ILT, participate in the development of AAI’s international strategy.
  • Ensure a full understanding of AAI’s strategy and objectives, and in that context, lead the design, implementation and management of the PRAC Directorate and project plans, engaging staff and other stakeholders in the process.
  • Monitor, assess and respond as necessary to changes in the external environment, ensuring that these changes are reflected in the PRAC’s Directorate’s strategy and project plans.
  • Be accountable for the budget of the entire PRAC Directorate, including the development of the budget.

    Campaigns

  • Lead and advance AAI’s campaign signature;
  • Lead the co-ordination of AAI’s multi-country campaigns;
  • Set standards for campaign planning;
  • Provide advice, mentoring and feedback to country-led campaigns;
  • Lead the production of common campaign communication assets;
  • Promote new methods of campaigning and mobilisation.

    Policy, Research and Advocacy

  • Lead policy research and content analysis, promoting AAI’s enhanced human rights based approach;
  • Ensure effective and focused global advocacy initiatives, with clear influence objectives, alliance building, coherence and clarity as well as integration with countries and other IS units;
  • Develop public policy positions, including production and sign off to ensure
  • consistency and quality assurance;
  • Co-ordinate the policy analysis and research for multi-country international campaigns or programmes.

    External Representation and Alliance Building

  • Co-ordinate AAI representation at the international level and build relationships with social movements and other key allies to share best practice and learning.
  • Foster external networks of expertise and create knowledge hubs or centres that connect internal and external research and policy.
  • Ensure clear global alliance strategies and lead in their implementation.

    Capacity Development

  • Build the capacity of PRAC and leverage skills at country level to deliver policy, research, advocacy and campaigns.

    Youth

  • Lead the development and implementation of a youth strategy;
  • Integrate youth and activists within campaigning;
  • Increase and ensure greater coherence on the federation’s youth work;
  • Better integrate youth work within policy, advocacy, research and campaigns and promote the mobilisation of poor youth.

    Financial Management

  • Responsible for managing delegated budget responsibility for resources within approved limits.;
  • Responsible for preparing activity-based budgets and monitoring actual monthly spend against these budgets, including providing relevant accruals and explanations of variances;
  • Responsible for approving all transactions (including amendments) to their budget;
  • Act within the parameters set by the international secretariat financial policies and procedures.

    Other

    Value Practice:

  • Demonstrate a strong commitment to develop, promote and practice AAI’s vision, mission, values and strategy;
  • Women's Leadership and Gender: Act upon a commitment to gender issues with a strong focus on women's leadership;

    Collaboration:

  • promote and use cross-functional learning;
  • participate (where applicable) in international platforms and cross-functional
  • project initiatives within AAI.
  • Accountability: Promote, practice and contribute to the continuous improvement of transparency and accountability in the federation in line with the AAI Accountability Charter.
  • Provide support to the committee of the international board;
  • Carry out any other duties that are within the scope of the job.

    Personal Specifications

    Education, Language & Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree with significant experience working in policy, research, campaigns and advocacy.
  • Good command of the English language both verbal and written.

    Essential Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • A high-achieving, strategic, experienced and dynamic professional with a proven ability to develop a clear strategy for the PRAC Directorate.
  • Proven experience managing and leading a large diversified team, with a focus on high performance and problem solving.
  • A proven track record of facilitative, collaborative team management to drive a culture of accountability, and ownership along with a natural ability to network and build successful and lasting relationships.
  • Proven track record of leading processes that resulted in, or contributed to policy changes at an international level.
  • Outstanding communication skills across various cultures.
  • A commercial acumen with expertise in budgeting, strategy and planning and a flair for innovation.
  • Commitment to AAI’s vision, mission and values.
  • Desirable Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Experience working at an international leadership level, including working with boards.

    Competency Profile

  • Strategic Perspective: Demonstrates understanding of the organisation’s priorities and goals and effectively analyse complex problems.
  • Change Management: Uses effective strategies to facilitate organisation change initiatives and overcome resistance to change by involving others, listening and building commitment;
  • Decisiveness: Prefers quick and appropriate actions in many management situations;
  • Leading Employees:Attracts, motivates, and develops employees;
  • Building Collaborative Relationships: Builds productive working relationships with co-workers and external parties, whilst valuing people of different backgrounds, cultures and demographics;
  • Communication: Expresses ideas clearly and concisely and disseminates information about decisions and plans;
  • Leading with Purpose: Has personal direction and is not easily side tracked by details or workload;

    Credibility:

  • Acts in accordance with stated values;
  • follows through on promises;
  • uses ethical considerations to guide decisions and actions;
  • Taking Initiative: Takes charge and capitalizes on opportunities.

    3. Position: Head of Finance

    Reporting to the Executive Director, the Head of Finance shall be responsible for effective financial management in accordance with AAIK and AAI policies, regulations and international accounting standards and to provide accurate and timely financial information to AAIK management and other stakeholders.

    The holder of the position is a member of senior management team and is expected to ensure organizational efficiency and effectiveness through participation in decision making, advising on the financial status of the organisation, communication and implementation of agreed upon decisions.

    Specific Responsibilities

    Financial Accounting and Reporting

  • Formulation and implementation of the AAIK’s finance and accounting policies and procedures in compliance with International Accounting Standards (IAS/IFRS), AAI policies and other AAIK policies;
  • Formulating and implementing of an effective system of internal control that safeguards and ensures optimal utilization of AAIK assets and resources and prevents fraud and irregularities;
  • Ensuring the organization’s assets and liabilities are safeguarded and recorded correctly;
  • Ensuring prudent financial management in the Organization;
  • Giving guidance in all financial and accounting matters;
  • Overseeing custody and control of accountable documents;
  • Ensuring timely reconciliation of accounts, expenditure control and payment of suppliers;
  • Overseeing timely preparation and payment of employees salaries, tax and other statutory deductions;
  • Ensuring production of accurate and timely financial and management reports to the board, CD, management, donors, and AAI in compliance with international Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), local accounting regulatory body (ICPAK) requirements and ActionAid International Financial Policies and Management Framework;
  • Production of timely and accurate reports to donors as specified in the various agreements;
  • Production of statutory financial statements and reports in accordance with IFRS

    Cash and Treasury Management

  • Ensure AAIK has sufficient cash within the head office and field offices to enable effective implementation of programme work and meet immediate obligations;
  • Manage exchange to ensure losses are minimized when making foreign currency sales;
  • Advise management of any adverse economic status especially where major currency losses may be realized; and
  • Ensure AAIK has sufficient reserves in compliance with AAI reserve requirements and to ensure financial stability.

    Budgeting

  • Coordination of annual budgeting and forecasting in accordance with AAIK and AAI guidelines and procedures in furtherance of the CSP implementation;
  • Preparation of consolidated detailed and summary annual expenditure budgets that aid management and board in making necessary decisions and in compliance with AAI requirements.
  • Lead the organization in allocation of financial resources including both sponsorship income and partnership incomes to ensure financial stability and good liquidity of the organization; and
  • Production of three-year financial plans within the prescribed timetable.
  • Fundraising and Donor Grant Management
  • Providing support to fundraising team during proposal development and contract negotiations;
  • Review and approve all donor proposal budgets to ensure the projects’ viability, reason ability and effective financial resourcing;
  • Ensure full compliance to financial requirements of all donor contracts;
  • Ensure all projects reasonably contribute to financing of the organizations’ core functions of the organization.

    Partner NGOs

  • Assessment of the financial management capability of potential partner NGOs, including their internal control systems, documentation and capacity to report on expenditure before long-term relationships are entered into;
  • Development and implementation of an accounting and reporting system between partner NGOs and AAIK;
  • Development of close communication links with the finance and administrative staff of partner NGOs and development of their financial capacity in a systematic way;
  • Continuous review of partner expenditures on a regular basis;
  • Ensuring that the external and internal audit reports of partner NGOs are reviewed and acted upon as necessary; and
  • Undertaking scheduled Partners visits and provision of necessary capacity building activities.
  • Staff Management, Development and Performance Measurement
  • Ensuring efficient and effective management of staff within the department taking into account staff skills and leave allowance;
  • Lead the development of financial management skills for the finance and non-finance staff of AAIK;
  • Undertake performance appraisal for staff in the department and initiation of correction actions for identified gaps;
  • Facilitate training & development and undertake coaching and mentoring of staff within the department;
  • Development of organizational wide performance measurement system and impact assessment indicators; and
  • Participate in Board and committee meetings and give necessary support and information.

    SUN / VISION / TM1

  • Ensuring maximum and optimal use of the SUN, Vision & TM1 systems in the country programme;
  • Ensuring integrity of SUN/Vision/TM1 systems and regular backups;
  • Ensuring finance staff are properly and adequately trained on SUN /Vision /TM1 and are able to maximize on the use of the systems for various activities including capturing of transactions and production of reports;
  • Ensuring availability of up-to date TM1 database information;
  • Ensuring availability of relevant user training manuals to all finance staff; and
  • Ensuring the security of the systems to safeguard the integrity of the data and the information there from.

    Audit

  • Ensuring that financial statements and schedules are prepared for internal or external auditors as required;
  • Ensuring sufficient audit trails are maintained for all transactions at the AAIK;
  • Provision of support to internal and external auditors; and
  • Follow up and implementation of agreed recommendations by both internal and external auditors;

    Appointment to the position will be made from persons who have:

  • Have a Bachelor of Commerce degree or Business Administration or its equivalent from a recognized University
  • Is a Certified Public Accountants (CPA (K)) or ACCA (final) or its equivalent;
  • An MBA or Masters of Science or MA in Business management or equivalent from a recognized University will be an added advantage;
  • Have at least ten (10) years working experience in financial management and accounting work in an INGO or a large organization of which at least five (5) years
  • must have been at senior management position;
  • Is a member with good standing of relevant professional body e.g. ICPAK;
  • Have demonstrated high understanding of finance and accounting matters;
  • Have experience in development and implementation of financial systems; and
  • Have practical experience in donor grants management & reporting, management reporting and statutory reporting in compliance with IFRS.
  • Strong conceptual, analytical, documentation and presentation skills;
  • High degree of integrity, dependability and confidentiality;
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills coupled with ability to influence, negotiate, advice, mentor and train;
  • Ability to work independently and be self motivated; and
  • High level of IT proficiency in use of SUN system, Vision, MS Word, Excel, Access, Power-point, and e-mail.

    4.Position: Head of Human Resource, Organizational Development and Essential Services

    Reporting to the Executive Director, the Head of Human Resources, Organisational Development and Essential Services (HRODS) shall be responsible for overall coordination and management of human resource, administration and organisation development functions in ActionAid International Kenya (AAIK) In addition, the HRODS shall be responsible for supervision of information technology, procurement and logistics functions in the organisation.

    The holder of the position is a member of senior management team and is expected to ensure organizational efficiency and effectiveness through participation in decision making, advising on HROD activities in the organisation, communication and implementation of agreed upon decisions.

    Specific Responsibilities

    Human Resource Management

  • Development, implementation and interpretation of Human Resource strategies, policies, procedures and systems that are consistent and in harmony with the Kenya labour laws, Global HR/OD framework and other AAIK policies;
  • Formulation and implementation of human resource strategies and plans that are aligned to country strategy paper and priorities;
  • Management of manpower planning, recruitment, selection, induction, orientation, confirmation, promotion, disciplinary and termination processes within AAIK;
  • Development and implementation of performance management systems for all staff in AAIK including facilitation of performance appraisal, provision of feedback and initiation of corrective actions;
  • Formulation and implementation of remuneration strategy, policies and procedures including ensuring payment of salaries and benefits to employees, carrying out regular reviews to ensure external competitiveness and internal equity;
  • Development and implementation of employee welfare and wellness services including medical schemes, insurance, security, pension and work life balance;
  • Facilitation of training needs assessment, staff training and development;
  • Formulation and implementation of human resource information systems and ensuring accuracy, security and availability of information thereof; and
  • Implementation of global and regional HR initiatives including local and international initiatives in developing and improving gender equality within HR/OD systems.

    Organizational Development

  • Promotion of AAIK’s mission, vision, values, principles and culture within and without the organisation;
  • Development and implementation of an effective and efficient organizational structures that supports achievement of CSP and agreed AAIK’s decision making, authority and accountability approaches;
  • Undertake continuous assessment of leadership, organizational and staff capacity and to provide corrective measures of any identified gaps;
  • Initiate, catalyze and/or facilitate change and transformation processes within the organisation programme, operations and development areas/initiatives;
  • Development and implementation of programmes for full employee engagement and participation in implementing organisation strategies, plans and priorities;
  • Facilitate development and integration of country, functional and programme structures, operating frameworks, strategies, systems and plans;
  • Assessment of organizational, inter-organizational and intra organizational linkages and to facilitate development and implementation of change initiatives required to ensure harmony and operational efficiency;
  • Participate in the ALPS processes as they relate to the country program e.g. PRRPs, peer reviews, country appraisals;
  • Develop and implement programmes to enhance ability of the AAIK and Partners to implement Country Strategy Paper and programmes;
  • Development and promotion of an organizational culture and climate that promote AAIK’s values, behaviour and attitudes, ALPS principles within the Affiliate Programme and partners;
  • Handling of individual and teams conflicts and grievances within the organisation;
  • Implementation of global and regional OD initiatives in the organisation.

    Administration, Procurement and Information Technology

  • Overseeing formulation and implementation of policies, systems and procedures governing administration, procurement, Iinfomration Technology , logistics and front office operations within the organisation in order to promote organizational efficiency and effectiveness;
  • Coordination of outsourced services;
  • Overseeing the provision of logistic services in the organisation; and
  • Availing necessary administrative requirements to every office.

    Staff Management, Development and Performance Measurement

  • Ensuring efficient and effective management of staff within the Department taking into account staff skills and leave allowance;
  • Undertake performance appraisal for staff in the Department and initiation of correction actions for identified gaps;
  • Undertaking training of staff within the Department;
  • Development of organizational wide performance measurement and impact assessment indicators;
  • Participate in Board and committee meetings and give necessary support and information.

    Appointment to the position will be made from persons who have;

  • An MBA or a masters degree in Organization development/Human Resource Management/Strategic Management or its equivalent from a recognized University;
  • Have at least ten (10) years working experience in human resource management/ organisation development function in an INGO or a large organization of which at least five (5) years must have been at senior management position;
  • Is a member of relevant professional body e.g. IHRM, ICPS;
  • Has good knowledge of Kenya Labour laws and employee relations systems;
  • Proven experience in leading, supporting and motivating staff and teams.
  • Strong conceptual, analytical, written, presentation and negotiation skills;
  • Excellent management, leadership, planning and prioritization skills;
  • High degree of integrity, dependability and confidentiality;
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills coupled with ability to influence, negotiate, advice, mentor and train;
  • Multi- tasking skills and ability to think strategically; and
  • High level of IT proficiency in use of MS Word, Excel, Access, Power-point, e-mail, Desktop Publishing packages.

    5. Information Technology Manager

    Reporting to the Head of Human Resources, Organisational Development and Essential Services, the position holder shall be responsible for overall management of Information Technology (IT) services in the organization.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Formulation, interpretation and application of IT policies, procedures, rules and regulations;
  • Act as technical lead on all IT project within the organization;
  • Provide appropriate information and guidance on emerging and best practices in IT;
  • Oversee the organization’s network and liaising with IT suppliers and support services provider;
  • Ensuring timely provision of IT service to all functions of the organization;
  • Ensuring implementation of well co-ordinate system(s) with sufficient controls in all functions of the organization;
  • Ensuring appropriate database administration, data backups and recovery procedures;
  • Ensuring effective and efficient use of IT resources within the organization;
  • Ensure proper maintenance of IT related equipment;
  • Oversee training and development of staff under him/her;
  • Overseeing user training in the organization;
  • Coordination of development and upgrading of websites;
  • Ensuring IT operations are run as expected within budget, time and specifications; and
  • Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

    Appointment to the position will be made from persons who have:

  • Bachelors’ degree in Computer Science or Information Technology or its equivalent from a recognized University;
  • MCSE or IMIS or CCNA Diploma in IT or its equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution;
  • Demonstrated high standards of professional competence and management of IT systems; and
  • Have at least seven (7) years experience in IT of which at least three years were served in the grade of IT Officer or in a comparable position with similar responsibilities in AAIK or like organizations.
  • Knowledge of Window 2003/8 server, Citrix, XP/windows 7 pro and Exchange 2007/10 administration, VMware configuration and administration is desirable;
  • Strong interpersonal, negotiation and communication skills;
  • High degree of integrity and dependability;
  • Self motivated person able to work without close supervision;
  • Knowledge of SUN accounting systems, trouble shooting as well as TM1 carries an added advantage;
  • Prior knowledge of wireless networks and IP Telephony preferably on Mitel Platform is desirable;
  • Actual programming (computer programming with languages like C, C++, C# or java) is desirable;
  • Knowledge of Cisco router, switch and firewall configuration backed up by relevant certifications is essential; and
  • Effectively promote the organization’s mission, values and objectives.

    6. Programme Quality and Compliance Coordinator

  • Reporting to the Executive Director, the position holder will be responsible for assessing compliance to the agreed approach, quality and impact areas as committed in the Country Strategy Plan;
  • coordinating delivery of planning, reviews and reporting including overseeing the donor funded projects reviews and reporting in line with Accountability, Learning, Planning Systems (ALPS);
  • working with policy, campaign and programme unit to generate evidence of impact for accountability by county/national government for effective policy and advocacy work; and
  • work with the programme and policy team to ground sound and accountable Monitoring and Evaluation processes.
  • The position will also be responsible for setting up and managing information database on mission related content.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    Compliance

  • Support development of programme frameworks
  • Develop and contextualize tools for assessment of programme compliance
  • Conducting programme quality audits for Local Rights Programmes (LRPs/Programme Locations and mission related units at least twice a year
  • Agree on management response and way forward and work with management to follow up on compliance
  • Provide support to the Fundraising and Finance Planning Board Committee in organizing meetings, documenting proceedings and updating the committee as required
  • Coordinating planning, reviews and reporting in-line with ALPS
  • Work with various unit heads to develop planning, reviews and reporting guidelines for the organization
  • In collaboration with relevant units in the coordination of quality and timely planning , reviews and reporting
  • Liaising with ActionAid International (AAI) on planning, reviews and reporting guidelines and requirements
  • Coordinate consolidation of country level plans and reports
  • Evidence of Impact for Accountability
  • Support staff and local partners capacity building in accountability as a political process
  • Identify sites or areas for evaluation to generate evidence of impact
  • Documentation of best practices and lessons for wider sharing within the federation and for influencing policy and practice
  • Support for Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Support development and operationalization of Monitoring and Evaluation frameworks for LRPs and projects
  • Support baseline surveys, mid-term reviews and evaluations as necessary oversee the donor funded projects reviews and reporting
  • Make necessary follow-up to ensure review and evaluation findings are taken on board
  • Central position for information management and sharing on mission related content.
  • Liaise with Communication and Information Technology Units to develop and maintain central filing storage of information of information
  • Create learning hubs within the organization.

    Appointment to the position will be made from persons who have:

  • Masters’ degree in Social Sciences or its equivalent from a recognized University.
  • Have at least seven (7) years experience in monitoring and evaluation of which at least three (3) years must have been with I/NGOs, Social Movement Group or comparable position with similar responsibilities
  • Possess qualifications in project management and/or M&E;
  • Good understanding of Human Rights Based Approach and program cycle Management
  • Good understanding of Results Based Management
  • Strong conceptual and analytical skills;
  • Self-motivated person able to work without supervision;
  • Excellent communication and drafting skills
  • Demonstrable versatility in use of MS Word, Excel, Access, Power-point, e-mail, and data management software ( e.g. SAS, Stata, SPSS Epi Info, ENA for SMART, SQL); and
  • Ability to work in a diverse team environment.

    Application Procedures

    Applications should be sent with your CV, motivation cover letter by no later than 29th October 2014.

    You are requested to highlight in the motivation letter how specifically you meet the criteria for this role.

    Please clearly indicate which position you are applying for.

    Internal Applications send to: hrworkspace@actionaid.org

    External Applications send to: Programmes.jhb@actionaid.org

    Or

    For more information and job application details, see; ActionAid International Jobs in Nairobi or Johannesburg

    Due to high volumes of applications received, we can only correspond with short listed applicants.

    Should you not have received feedback on your application within two weeks of the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful.

    ActionAid International will not consider candidates from recruitment agencies.

    We reserve the right to withdraw any of our vacancies at any time.

    ActionAid International promotes diversity and welcomes applications from all section of the community.


    Nairobi City County Jobs in Kenya

    Nairobi City County

    Nairobi County Public Service Board

    Vacancies in Nairobi City County Government

    The Nairobi City County Public Service Board (NCPSB) invites applications from suitably qualified candidates to fill the following vacant positions:

    1. Economist (County Public Service Board)

    JG ‘L’

    (1 Post)

    Requirement for Appointment

    For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:

  • Experience of 3 years in the field of Economics, Planning and Budgeting
  • Bachelor’s degree in Economics with 2nd Class Honours and above or equivalent qualification from a recognized university;
  • Technical competence in undertaking economic and financial analysis in the public service; and
  • Proficiency in computer application.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Preparing the CPSB Budgets, collecting and analyzing data.
  • Assisting in analyzing National Government and County Economic and Financial policies;
  • Assisting in reviewing existing economic and financial management system procedures and practices in the County Government;
  • Preparing reports, briefs on budgetary policy issues; and
  • Any other duties assigned by the Board.

    Remuneration

    1. Salary Scale: Kshs.35,910 – Kshs.45,880 p.m.

    2. House Allowance: Kshs.20,000 p.m.

    3. Commuter Allowance:Kshs.6,000 p.m.
    2. Information Communication Technology (ICT) Officer I (County Public Service Board)

    Job Group ‘K’

    (1 Post)

    Requirement for Appointment

    A candidate must have:

    (i) A Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science/Information Communication Technology / Electrical Engineering from a recognized institution; or

    (ii) Served in the grade of Information Communication Technology Officer II or in an equivalent and relevant position in the public service or private sector for a minimum period of three (3) years and have a Diploma in Computer Science / Information Communication Technology or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution; and

    (iii) Shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Installation and maintenance of computer systems;
  • Configuration of Local Area Network and Wide Area Network;
  • Development and updating Application System and carrying out system analysis, design and programme specifications; and
  • Overseeing the process of configuration of new Information Communication Technology equipment, logging of problem and advising on ICT related issues.

    Remuneration

    1. Salary Scale: Kshs.31,020 – Kshs.41,590 p.m.

    2. House Allowance: Kshs.10,000 p.m.

    3. Commuter Allowance:Kshs.5,000 p.m.

    3. Deputy Board Secretary / Legal Officer (County Public Service Board - CPSB)

    JG ‘Q’

    (1 Post)

    Terms of Service: Contract

    Requirements for Appointment

  • Be a Kenyan citizen;
  • Have a working experience of not less than seven (7) years in the public service or private sector or be a practicing advocate of similar experience;
  • A Bachelor of Laws degree (LLB) from a recognized University;
  • A Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Studies from the Council of Legal Education and be admitted as an advocate of the High Court of Kenya with a current practicing certificate;
  • Be a certified public secretary of good professional standing; and
  • Demonstrable proficiency in Computer.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    The officer will be answerable to the Board Secretary with the following specific duties and responsibilities:

  • Organize and Coordinate Board meetings and Board Committee meetings;
  • Maintain and distribute accurate minutes of the Board meetings/Committee meetings to the members;
  • Proactively guide the Board on all legal matters affecting its functions;
  • Ensure adherence and compliance to legislation, including subsidiary legislation in the form of Rules, Gazette notices, Regulations etc. relating to CPSB functions;
  • Advise on Agreements, contracts and other Board commitments and review the Board’s legal documentation;
  • Preparation and submission of the Board’s annual plans, programmes estimates and budgets;
  • Preparing briefs on appeals and applications for review to be considered by the Board; and
  • Dealing with public complaints and assist the Board in enhancing its Corporate
  • Governance Policy and ensuring compliance throughout the County.

    Remuneration

    1. Basic Salary: Ksh.89,748 – Ksh.120,270 p.m.

    2. House Allowance: Kshs.40,000 p.m.

    3. Commuter Allowance:Ksh.14,000 p.m.

    4. Deputy Director, County Executive Committee Secretariat

    JG ‘Q’

    (1 Post)

    Requirements for Appointment

    For appointment to this position, a candidate must:

  • Be a Kenyan Citizen;
  • Have at least 7 years working experience of which 3 years must be at management level;
  • Have a Bachelor’s degree in Social Science or related area from a recognized institution;
  • Have a Master’s degree in a relevant field from a recognized institution;
  • Have a certificate in strategic leadership development programme or equivalent and relevant course from a recognized institution;
  • Have proficiency in computer applications;
  • Be conversant with Government protocols and etiquette;
  • Have excellent interpersonal, communication and minutes writing skills; and
  • Have proven merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    The Deputy Director in charge of CEC Secretariat will be responsible to the County Secretary for the following:

  • Custody and maintenance of County Executive Committee documents;
  • Assist in preparation of agenda for County Executive Committee meetings;
  • Assist in preparation of Executive briefs of County Executive Memoranda;
  • Monitoring meetings of Sub-Committees of the County Executive Committee;
  • Dissemination of County Executive Committee documents to the Executive Committee members;
  • Dissemination of County Executive Committee decisions; and
  • Monitoring implementation of County Executive Committee decisions and resolutions.

    Remuneration

    1. Basic Salary: Ksh.89,748 – Ksh.120,270 p.m. 2. House Allowance: Kshs.40,000 p.m. 3. Commuter Allowance:Ksh.14,000 p.m.

    5. Director, Urban Planning

    JG ‘R’

    (1 Post)

    Requirement for Appointment

    For appointment to this position, a candidate must have:

  • At least 10 years working experience of which 5 years must be at management level;
  • Must be a holder of Master’s Degree in Urban Planning from a recognized university;
  • Be registered with Kenya Planners Registration Board and full member of Kenya
  • Institute of Planners/Architectural Association (Planning Chapter);
  • Attended a Strategic Leadership Development Programme in a recognized institution;
  • Demonstrated a clear understanding of National Development Policies, Goals and
  • Objectives and ability to integrate them into County Programmes; and
  • Have demonstrated professional competence in work performance and results.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    Head of Urban Planning Department

  • Provide Strategic direction on all work in the department;
  • Undertake urban research and studies and management of information to monitor urban development trends;
  • Preparation of short and long term urban development policies, strategies, guidelines and interventions;
  • Monitoring and advice on city growth and developments with respect to land use/zoning;
  • Ensure conformance with the County’s development control policies and guidelines;
  • Promote Urban Design as a means of creating environmentally sustainable city; and
  • Any other work as may be assigned.

    Remuneration:

    1. Basic Salary: Ksh.109,089 – Ksh.144,928 p.m.

    2. House Allowance: Ksh.40,000 p.m.

    3. Commuter Allowance: Ksh.16,000 p.m.

    6. Director, Information Communication Technology (ICT)

    JG ‘R’

    (1 Post)

    Requirement for Appointment

    For appointment to this position, a candidate must have:

  • At least 10 years working experience of which 5 years must be at management level;
  • A Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science/Information Communication Technology or Electrical Engineering from a recognized university;
  • A Master’s degree in ICT or any other ICT related discipline from a recognized university;
  • Wide professional experience in Information Communication Technology (ICT) policies and E-Government strategy development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation;
  • Demonstrated managerial, administrative and professional competence in work performance; and
  • A thorough understanding of the County goals and objectives and the ability to interpret and apply them to the computing management concepts.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Overall in charge of designing, configuring, installation and maintenance of ICT systems in the county;
  • Initiating policy review and updating of existing regulations or computing management;
  • Drawing up computer specifications for equipment and services;
  • Drawing up IT plans for implementation;
  • Providing guidelines and advise to ICT project managers;
  • Developing and updating application systems; and
  • Providing periodic review of projects systems and procedures and recommending improvements to ensure improvement of ICT in the County.

    Remuneration:

    1. Basic Salary: Ksh.109,089 – Ksh.144,928 p.m.

    2. House Allowance: Ksh.40,000 p.m.

    3. Commuter Allowance: Ksh.16,000 p.m.

    7. Director, County Administrative Services

    JG ‘R’

    (1 Post)

    Requirements for Appointment

    For appointment to this position, a candidate must:

  • Have at least 10 years working experience of which 5 years must be at management level;
  • Have a Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences or Equivalent from a recognized institution;
  • Have a Master’s degree in a relevant field from a recognized institution;
  • Have a certificate in strategic leadership development programme or equivalent and relevant course from a recognized institution;
  • Have proficiency in computer applications;
  • Be conversant with Government protocols and etiquette;
  • Have excellent interpersonal, communication and minutes writing skills; and
  • Have proven merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    The Director in charge of County Administrative Services will be responsible to the County Secretary for the following:

  • Planning, coordinating and directing a broad range of services including office allocation, fleet management and hospitality management;
  • Recommending procedures to help improve operations at the County Headquarters;
  • Overseeing the maintenance and repair of County buildings and fleet;
  • Ensuring that office facilities meet environmental, health security and operational standards and comply with regulations;
  • Implementation of policies and development plans relating to the department; and
  • Ensure prudence in the use of allocated funds.

    Remuneration:

    1. Basic Salary: Ksh.109,089 – Ksh.144,928 p.m.

    2. House Allowance: Ksh.40,000 p.m.

    3. Commuter Allowance: Ksh.16,000 p.m.

    8. Director Administration, Decentralized Units

    Job Group ‘R’

    (1 Post)

    Requirements for Appointment

    For appointment to this position, a candidate must:

  • Have at least 10 years’ experience in management at a senior level in the public service;
  • Have a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences from a university recognized in Kenya;
  • Have a Master’s Degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, Public Policy/ Human Resource Management/ Development Management/ Strategic Management, Economics or equivalent qualifications from a university recognized in Kenya;
  • Be conversant with the constitution of Kenya, the County Governments Act and other relevant Devolution laws; and
  • Have excellent interpersonal, communication and report writing skills;

    Duties and Responsibilities

    The Officer will be answerable to the Chief Officer Decentralized Units for the following:

  • Implementation of the County decentralized policy;
  • Assist in steering the County in devolving its services to the grassroots/village level as envisaged in Kenyan Constitution 2010 and county strategic plan;
  • Coordination of staff in the decentralized units;
  • Ensuring an efficient customer care service in the County’s decentralized units;
  • Assist in ensuring compliance with the National values and principles of good governance as outlined in article 10 and 232 of the constitution of Kenya; and
  • Perform any other duty that may be assigned from time to time.

    Remuneration:

    1. Basic Salary: Ksh.109,089 – Ksh.144,928 p.m.

    2. House Allowance: Ksh.40,000 p.m.

    3. Commuter Allowance: Ksh.16,000 p.m.

    9. Director, Legal Services (Civil and Criminal Litigation)

    JG ‘R’

    (1 Post)

    Requirements for Appointment

  • Served for at least 10 years at a senior management level in the legal field either in the public service or private sector or be a practicing advocate with similar experience;
  • A Bachelor of Laws degree (LLB) from a recognized university;
  • A Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Studies from the Council of Legal Education and be admitted as an advocate of the High Court of Kenya with a current practicing certificate;
  • A relevant Master’s degree from a recognized university;
  • Must have experience in Civil and Criminal Litigation of not less than 5 years; and
  • Demonstrated managerial, administrative and professional competence in work performance.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    The officer will be answerable to the County Attorney for the overall coordination of civil and criminal litigation.

    Specific duties and responsibilities include:

  • Advising on civil and criminal litigation;
  • Coordinating and facilitating research on legal issues;
  • Analyzing research data and compiling reports;
  • Ensuring compliance with national, regional and international legal documents/instruments;
  • Developing proposals for reform on emerging legal issues;
  • Ensuring compliance with principles and values of good governance, human rights, transparency, accountability, ethics and integrity; and
  • Director, Legal Services (Legislative Drafting, Conveyance and Contract Negotiations)

    Requirements for Appointment

  • Served for at least 10 years at a senior management level in the legal field either in the public service or private sector or be a practicing advocate with similar experience;
  • A Bachelor of Laws degree (LLB) from a recognized university;
  • A Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Studies from the Council of Legal Education and be admitted as an advocate of the High Court of Kenya with a current practicing certificate;
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Legal Drafting;
  • A relevant Master’s degree from a recognized university; and
  • Demonstrated managerial, administrative and professional competence in work performance.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    The officer will be answerable to the County Attorney for the overall coordination of legislative drafting, contract negotiations, conveyance and implementation of legal policies in the mandate areas of the County.

    Specific duties and responsibilities include:

  • Advising on legal policy issues, drafting bills and other legal documents;
  • Preparing preliminary legal documents;
  • Reviewing legal documents/instruments;
  • Preparing contract documents and initiating contract negotiations;
  • Preparing legal opinions and undertaking law reviews;
  • Ensuring compliance with national, regional and international legal documents/instruments;
  • Ensuring compliance with principles and values of good governance, human rights, transparency, accountability, ethics and integrity;
  • Preparing conveyance documents; and
  • Advising on property rights.

    Remuneration:

    1. Basic Salary: Ksh.109,089 – Ksh.144,928 p.m. 2. House Allowance: Ksh.40,000 p.m. 3. Commuter Allowance: Ksh.16,000 p.m.

    10. Chief Officer, Decentralized Units

    Job Group ‘S’

    (1 Post)

    Requirements for Appointment

    For appointment to this position, a candidate must:

  • Have at least 10 years’ experience in management at a senior level in the public service;
  • Have a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences from a university recognized in Kenya;
  • Have a Master’s Degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, Public Policy/ Human Resource Management/ Development Management/ Strategic Management, Economics or equivalent qualifications from a university recognized in Kenya;
  • Be computer literate;
  • Be conversant with the constitution of Kenya, the County Governments Act and other relevant Devolution laws;
  • Have excellent interpersonal, communication and report writing skills; and
  • Proven merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Advice the County Executive on all issues of Decentralization of County services;
  • Steering the County in devolving its services to the grassroots/village level as envisaged in Kenyan Constitution 2010 and county strategic plan;
  • Coordination of staff in the decentralized units;
  • Ensuring an efficient customer care service in the County’s decentralized units;
  • Assist in ensuring compliance with the National values and principles of good governance as outlined in article 10 and 232 of the constitution of Kenya; and
  • Perform any other duty that may be assigned from time to time.

    Terms of Service: Contract Remuneration

    1. Salary Scale: Kshs.120, 270 – Kshs.180,660 p.m.

    2. House Allowance: Kshs.60,000 p.m.

    3. Commuter Allowance:Kshs.20,000 p.m.

    11. Chief Officer, Information, Communication and E-Government

    Job Group ‘S’

    (1 Post)

    Requirements for Appointment

  • At least 10 years working experience of which 5 years must be at management level;
  • A Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science / Information Communication Technology or Electrical Engineering from a recognized university;
  • A Master’s degree in ICT or any other ICT related discipline from a recognized university;
  • Wide professional experience in Information Communication Technology (ICT) policies and E-Government strategy development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation;
  • Demonstrated managerial, administrative and professional competence in work performance; and
  • A thorough understanding of the County goals and objectives and the ability to interpret and apply them to the computing management concepts.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    The Chief Officer shall be authorized officer in respect of exercise of delegated powers and shall be responsible to the County Executive Member, Information Communication and E-Government for:

  • The administrative duties of the Department;
  • Implementation of policies and development plans;
  • Formulate and implement effective programs to attain Vision 2030 and sector goals;
  • Promote national values and principles of governance and values and principles of public service referred to in Articles 10 and 232 of the Constitution of Kenya 2010;
  • Drawing up IT plans for implementation;
  • Providing guidelines and advise to ICT project managers;
  • Developing and updating application systems; and
  • Providing periodic review of projects systems and procedures and recommending improvements to ensure improvement of ICT in the County.

    Terms of Service: Contract

    Remuneration

    1. Salary Scale: Kshs.120, 270 – Kshs.180,660 p.m. 2. House Allowance: Kshs.60,000 p.m.

    3. Commuter Allowance:Kshs.20,000 p.m.

    12. Chief Officers County Attorney

    JG ‘S’

    (1 Post)

    Requirements for Appointment

  • Served for at least 10 years at a senior management level in the legal field either in the public or private sector or be a practicing advocate of similar experience;
  • A Bachelor of Laws degree (LLB) from a recognized university;
  • A Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Studies from the Council of Legal Education and be admitted as an advocate of the High Court of Kenya with a current practicing certificate;
  • A relevant Master’s degree from a recognized university; and
  • Demonstrated managerial, administrative and professional competence in work performance.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    The officer will be answerable to the Governor for the overall review, formulation and implementation of legal policies in the mandate areas of the County.

    Specific duties and responsibilities include:

  • Initiating policy research, formulation, development and reform;
  • Advising the County Executive on all legal and constitutional issues, including contracts and legislative matters;
  • Coordinating and facilitating research on legal issues;
  • Drafting bills and reviewing legal documents/instruments;
  • Ensuring compliance with national, regional and international legal documents/instruments;
  • Ensuring compliance with principles and values of good governance, human rights, transparency, accountability, ethics and integrity;
  • Liaising with other Government Agencies on legal issues;
  • Overall supervision, training and development of staff in the department;
  • Advise on the negotiation, drafting, vetting and interpretation of documents, agreements and memoranda of understanding, treaties for and on behalf of the County
  • Government and its agencies;
  • Be responsible for assignment of briefs to legal counsel representing the County Government in cases;
  • Shall represent the County Government in court in any legal proceedings to which the County Government is a party or has interest;
  • Shall be responsible for advising the County Government on all matters relating to the Constitution;
  • Shall identify strategic priority areas that require law reform within the county and in national legislation and undertake activities in that regard; and
  • Shall perform any other functions conferred on the office by an Act of County
  • Assembly or by the Governor or as may be necessary for the effective discharge of the duties and the exercise of the powers of the County Attorney.

    Terms of Service: Contract

    Remuneration

    1. Salary Scale: Kshs.120, 270 – Kshs.180,660 p.m.

    2. House Allowance: Kshs.60,000 p.m.

    3. Commuter Allowance:Kshs.20,000 p.m.

    How to Apply

    Written applications, CV’s, copies of certificates, testimonials and Identity Card should be submitted in a sealed envelope clearly marked on the left side the position being applied for and addressed to:

    The Secretary,
    County Public Service Board
    Nairobi City County
    P.O. Box 30075-00100
    Nairobi

    Note:

  • Important Information to all Applicants
  • Applicants should be Kenyan citizens
  • Applicants should meet requirements of chapter 6 of the Constitution of Kenya
  • Applicants are required to attach clearance certificates from EACC, KRA, HELB and a certificate of good conduct from the Police.

    Manual applications should be posted through the above address or delivered to the offices of County Public Service Board, City Hall 2nd floor, Room 212.

    Online applications should be sent through the CPSB website: countypsb@nairobi.go.ke

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

    Applications should reach the County Public Service Board on or before Friday 31st October 2014 at 4.00 p.m.

    NB: Nairobi City County is an equal opportunity employer.

    Qualified women and Persons living with Disabilities are encouraged to apply.


    HIAS Refugee Trust Information / Communication Officer Job in Nairobi Kenya

    Vacancy: Information / Communication Officer

    Based in Nairobi, Kenya

    Position open to Kenyan nationals only

    HIAS Refugee Trust of Kenya (HRTK) is a non-profit non-governmental organization committed to the assistance, protection and durable solutions needs for refugees at heightened risk in Africa, through the provision of direct psychosocial, social and resettlement services as well as through community outreach and capacity building for partners.

    HRTK seeks to recruit qualified and well experienced Information/Communication Officer.

    Under the supervision of the Program Coordinator, and managing the day-to-day information and communications needs of HIAS information center, the incumbent is responsible for ensuring that project information is packaged, disseminated and utilized by appropriate users and is in conformity with HIAS policies and procedures and in line with international standards.

    Main Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Plan, develop and manage all systems of information flow and communications at HIAS information centre.
  • Oversee the proper management of the information centre and information centre records.
  • Design, write, edit, produce and distribute communication products (e.g. information brochures, etc) to communicate consistent and coherent strategic messages to clients.
  • Manage, prepare and maintain an updated standard information package for briefings and distribution to clients.
  • Drafting, editing, maintaining and dissemination of timely and accurate information and public communication materials including fact sheets, brochures, newsletters, responses for requests of information, and other public-information materials relating to project activities and services.
  • Carry out targeted information and media outreach activities in collaboration with other staff.
  • Develop project success stories and share them through relevant platforms including website and social media.
  • Assess and compile incoming information of relevance to HIAS and disseminate as appropriate.
  • Support program staff in selecting documents/information and developing into formats that are suitable for use in HIAS activities.
  • Stay informed and share on issues affecting refugees.
  • Provide general IT support.
  • Perform any other duties assigned.

    Qualifications:

    Education:

  • A university degree in Communications, Information Sciences, Business Information Technology or equivalent.

    Experience:

  • At least 2 years’ working experience.
  • Experience working with refugees will be an added advantage.

    Skills and Competency Requirements:

  • Good analytical skills and ability to verify information.
  • Excellent organizational, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent writing and editing skills.
  • A good understanding and sensitivity to issues associated with refugees, human rights and knowledge of the context in which non-profit organizations operate.
  • Strong IT skills.
  • Computer proficiency in word processing, spreadsheets, presentation tools, electronic mail and internet software (Microsoft Office preferred).
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment is crucial.
  • Ability to work with diverse population.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Language: Proficiency in English and Kiswahili

    Closing Date: 21 October 2014

  • How to Apply:

    Please send a cover letter and resume to recruitment@hiasafrica.org indicating the Job Title in the subject line by 21 October 2014.

    Important:

  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • Canvassing will lead to immediate disqualification.
  • Late applications will not be considered.


    AIC Kijabe Hospital Jobs in Kenya

    AIC Kijabe Hospital a church based hospital is seeking to fill the following positions:

    1. Risk Management Officer

    Purpose:

    To glorify God by designing a framework for identifying, measuring and mitigating risk for the hospital.

    It also involves managing general liability and risk exposures for the hospital.

    It ensures that the Hospital’s areas of risks are identified, assessed and mitigating factors recommended for appropriate action.

    Main Responsibilities

  • Develop Enterprise Risk Management strategies to ensure mitigation of risk and compliance
  • Develop annual audit plans to assess the organization risk and compliance levels Develop risk and compliance audit programs and monitors its implementation
  • Ensuring KH’S compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements
  • Ensure the enforcement of risk management policies and limits to close significant gaps in risk management capabilities.
  • Assess and evaluate all organization’s business plans / projects / contracts / services to protect the organization from risk
  • Evaluate all operational procedures and processes to determine the level of operational risk and recommend mitigating factors for adoption.
  • Evaluate systems to ensure a robust MIS to identify, monitor, manage and control organization risk.
  • Undertake audit of high risk business units/areas to mitigate against likely incidences, minimize impact and make recommendations
  • Assist and guide users to develop and implement self assessment checklist in order to minimize levels of risk and ensure compliance
  • Evaluates all security facilities, equipment and other related installations in all Hospital sites and make recommendations where appropriate.
  • Prepare and oversee the implementation of the section annual budget

    Minimum acceptable qualifications & experience

  • University Degree in Business or Law

    Professional Qualifications and affiliations

  • Certification in Risk Management
  • Professional qualification either in CIA, CFA, CPA (K) or ACCA or KSL will be an added advantage
  • Communication and Interpersonal Skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to interact with various levels of management and staff.
  • Organizational and Planning Skills,
  • Proficiency in planning, coordinating and implementing policies and procedures.
  • Should have practiced in a similar position for not less than 2 years in a busy organization

    2. Program Officer (TAS Lead)

    Purpose:

    To glorify God by providing leadership in the community and offering compassionate health care to those suffering the effects of HIV infection.

    Main Responsibilities

    1. Establishing, Promoting and sustaining linkages between the community and the clinic

  • Making sure that community reports including adherence issues are communicated appropriately and documented.
  • Form linkages between the LPTF, the community and other stakeholders that will be patient focused.
  • Help define geographical catchments area.
  • Identify CHWs to be trained together with the other community nurses, and conduct the trainings Help establish support groups together with other community staff.
  • Help identify and establish satellite clinics sites in the community.
  • Together with other staff help patients establish support groups.

    2. Coordinating and supervising

  • Organize, coordinate and facilitate community activities.
  • Coordinating community outreach and mobilization activities e.g. support groups, trainings, meetings, referrals and defaulters tracing, HIV testing and give feedback to the program coordinator.
  • Coordinate and supervise community staff working under him/her.
  • Ensure community staffs have the necessary requirement for work including finance.
  • Ensure accountability as per CHAK-CHAP budget and Kijabe Hospital policies.
  • Review and analyze adherence officers and social workers reports including their daily activity reports, enrollments and monthly activities in the region.

    3. Home based Care, adherence support and counseling

  • Make sure adherence issues are followed up in the community.
  • Ensure priority home visits /patients follow ups are done and feedback given to the clinician.
  • Make sure support groups are well co-ordinate to enhance adherence.
  • Provide home based adherence support and counseling.
  • Refer patients to clinic for enrolment.
  • Conduct Home- based testing for family members.
  • Assess for O.Is in the homes, treat minor illnesses and refer difficult cases accordingly.
  • Look out for drug related side effect, manage or refer accordingly.
  • Ensure initial and follow up home visits are done by adherence officers.

    4. Provide timely and quality regional progress reports as per donor requirements

  • CBTS report
  • PWP report
  • Monthly activity reports.
  • Others as requested by the donor or the program manager.
  • Teens psychosocial template
  • Any other report as deemed necessary by the program manager.

    5. Resource management

  • Proper reconciliation of advanced funds within the agreed period of time.
  • Proper use of the motorbikes, community kits and other program resources.
  • Supervising the adherence officers and the social workers on proper utilization of resources.

    Minimum acceptable qualifications & experience:

  • Diploma in nursing (KRCHN) or a degree in community development and social work with basic HIV training.
  • Dedicated and highly motivated professional.
  • Desire to see CHAK team fulfill their purpose.
  • Good interpersonal and teamwork skills.
  • Has previously worked in the community as a HIV community nurse or a social worker.
  • Three years experience of working within HIV-related field
  • Experience of teaching / mentorship.

    3. Assistant Manager - Procurement

    Purpose:

    Under the general direction of the Supply Chain Manager, provide procurement and logistics services, including but not limited to, procuring goods and services in accordance with KH policy and standards; providing guidance, advice and support to ensure procurement processes are effective, efficient, and ethical and provide the best possible value to KH; supporting the Supply Chain Manager in the discharge of her/his responsibilities and development of new tools; and performing other duties, as assigned.

    Position Objectives:

  • Develop organizational procurement capacity.
  • Ensure procurement activities support the delivery of Kijabe Hospital’s strategic objectives.
  • Develop monitor and update contracting and procurement systems and processes so staff have access to information and advice which is effective, meets probity standards and complies with relevant legislation, regulation and best practice.
  • Facilitate expenditure reviews to identify opportunities to add value through improved procurement.

    Main Responsibilities:

  • Ensure competent quality execution of all regular purchasing duties and administrative works.
  • Maintain complete updated purchasing records/data and pricing in the system.
  • Execution and monitoring of all regular purchasing duties.
  • Support relevant departments with quotations for the purpose of tenders.
  • Coordinate with suppliers to ensure on-time delivery.
  • Responsible for the preparation and processing of purchase orders and documents in accordance with KH policies and procedures.
  • Source, select and negotiate for the best purchase package in terms of quality, price, terms, deliveries and services with suppliers.
  • Negotiate for best purchasing package (in terms of quality, price, term, delivery and service) with suppliers and sub-contractors assigned.
  • Source for new parts, suppliers or sub-contractors when the need arises.
  • Provides required written authorizations, and prepares/issues instructions and import/export documentation to suppliers, freight forwarders, and/or carriers, to ensure timely and safe arrival of goods, and compliance with domestic and international shipping regulations, Customs regulations etc., and takes necessary action to resolve problems/disputes.

    Establish and maintain a contract register

  • Develop and maintain a preferred supplier database and ensure information is available to staff.
  • Managing the record keeping requirements of the tender and contracting processes.
  • Develop and maintain a reporting system for contractor and supplier performance.
  • Develop and maintain a reporting system which measures the contribution of the procurement process.
  • Other duties within the scope of the employee’s skills, competence and training as directed.

    Minimum acceptable qualifications & experience:

  • First degree in Purchasing and Supplies or any other business related degree.
  • Professional certification in Purchasing and Supplies.
  • 3 years purchasing experience in a busy organization.
  • Strong organizational skills and focused on service delivery.
  • Integrity and attention to detail.
  • Be able to work unsupervised and meet set deadlines.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Computer literacy essential.
  • Working knowledge of ERP.

    4. Position: ICT Manager Purpose:

    Reporting to the Finance Division Director, the successful candidate will provide overall leadership of the ICT department in the design, development and maintenance of information and communication systems so as to ensure that ICT drives the business.

    Key responsibilities will include:

  • Maximizing service delivery and fully exploiting technological and business process innovations;
  • Formulating and maintaining ICT standards, policies and procedures that match best practice in the industry and comply with all regulations and licensing requirements;
  • Establishing mechanisms and processes to exploit synergy between the Hospital, its affiliates and partners;
  • Developing ICT budgets and managing all ICT operational and capital expenditures;
  • Providing effective leadership and management of ICT staff to build a highly motivated and performing team.

    Minimum acceptable qualifications & Experience

  • Hold at least a Bachelors degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or a related discipline
  • Have at least 5 years of progressive experience in ICT, of which at least 2 years should be in team leadership of a high performing ICT team;
  • Have in-depth knowledge of windows and Linux systems administration, project management, website administration, business continuity planning and strategic management;
  • Have in-depth knowledge of business system analysis, project management, business continuity planning and strategic management;
  • Keep abreast with leading edge developments in ICT;
  • Have proven ability in raising the level of ICT utilization across all functions;
  • Have excellent presentation, oral and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge in Java and PostgresSQL programming will be an added advantage

    5. Position: Assistant Accountant - Receivables

    The purpose of this position is to provide financial accounting services and assisting the Accountant in maintaining the General Ledger.

    The Assistant Accountant is the contact person to the corporate clients of the Hospital.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To ensure an efficient and Christ like work environment where other departments, staffs, patients and their relatives receives excellent services.
  • To complete and manage issues regarding the hospital General Ledger.
  • To timely receive and compile departmental operations data and post them to the GL after the approval of the Accountant.
  • To ensure that the Accounts Receivable are accurately reconciled on a monthly basis.
  • To verify authority letters against sample signatures before approving to charge clients accounts.
  • To prepare and send invoices, statements and supporting documents to corporate clients and follow up on payments.
  • To manage the Missionary, students and Staff Accounts. To send monthly Email reports to the account holders, encourage them to clear any debit balances and report any defaulters to the Accountant.
  • To assist the Internal and External Auditors in their annual exercise. To avail the required audit schedules and supporting documents and offer answers to audit queries.
  • To set the objectives and standards of the duties analyzed in your job Description.
  • This includes writing the procedures you go through in performing your duties well and ensure continuity.
  • Be responsible for the financial integrity of AIC Kijabe Hospital and inform the Finance Director and Accountant of all issues relevant to the financial operations of KH.
  • Keep the working area and files presentable and actively contribute to the quality improvement of the Business Office services.

    Minimum Acceptable Qualifications & Experience:

  • Degree (B.com Accounting / Finance Option), Certified public accountant (CPA-K)
  • At least 2 years work experience in a similar position or
  • CPA Part III with more than 2 years experience
  • Must be computer literate with high proficiency in Ms Excel
  • Knowledge of the use of Accounting packages is necessary

    How to Apply

    Send your application letter and CV and state how your experience matches the specifications via Email: recruit.kh@kijabe.net on or before 23rd October 2014.

    Only short listed candidates will be contacted.


    Danish Refugee Council Jobs in Nairobi Kenya

    About DRC:

    The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a private, independent, humanitarian organization working on all aspects of the refugee cause in more than twenty five countries throughout the world.

    The aim of DRC is to protect refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) against persecution and to promote durable solutions to the problems of forced migration, on the basis of humanitarian principles and human rights.

    DRC works in accordance with the UN Conventions on Refugees and the Code of Conduct for the ICRC and NGOs in Disaster Relief.

    The protection and assistance to conflict affected population is provided within a long-term, regional and rights-based approach in order to constitute a coherent and effective response to the challenges posed by today’s conflicts.

    Assistance consists of relief and other humanitarian aid, rehabilitation, support to return and repatriation as well as promotion of long-term solutions to displacement and its causes.

    In addition, support and capacity building of local and national authorities and NGOs form an integral part of DRC’s work.

    Background:

    DRC has been providing relief and development services in the Horn of Africa since 1997.

    Using a human rights framework, the DRC Horn and Africa and Yemen (HOAY) operation focuses mainly on Somalis who are affected by displacement, but also oversees programmes for internally displaced in Kenya, Yemen and Ethiopia.

    DRC aims to create a synergy between the different humanitarian aid and development projects in the HOAY – both in terms of geographical coverage and types of activities implemented in support of refugees and populations displaced or otherwise affected by conflict, consequences of climate change and natural hazards in the region.

    DRC’s mandate is driven by three global strategic objectives within the DRC Assistance Framework: Saving lives and alleviation of immediate suffering among people affected by conflict, Safeguarding, restoration and development of livelihoods, and, Institutional and organisational change that contributes to protection of people’s rights and peaceful handling of conflict.

    DRCs current regional objective is to support and strengthen a regional protection framework for displacement affected communities throughout the Horn of Africa and Yemen.

    The region has developed a programme framework specific for the current context in which all projects and programmes contribute.

    1. Vacancy: Regional Head of Finance and Administration

    Purpose:

    The Regional Head of Finance and Administration (RHoFA) will have overall leadership responsibility for DRC’s support operations (Finances, Logistics, Human Resources, Information Technology).

    S/he will play a critical role in the development and implementation of strategies necessary to further develop DRC’s program in the countries as the implementer of choice for the donors and government.

    The RHoFA will be a member of the Senior Management Team, with overall responsibility for the program support functions and capabilities in the organization expected growth.

    This position requires the demonstrated ability to develop long term vision and strategic planning, provide leadership for the organization’s operations, and a high level of financial and operation planning including capacity building of staff.

    Specifically

    To manage, deliver and report on DRC’s current operations programme support in the region (Finances, Logistics, Human Resources and IT) through effective support for the implementation and delivery of successful programmes and partnerships and the resulting outcomes

    To establish a high performing operations team that supports and facilitates the building of a cohesive appropriate and transformative regional programme To work as part of DRC’s Senior Management Team (SMT) to refine, develop and improve operational approaches, compliance and systems, and supporting the Regional Director to build and deliver the most effective and sustainable interventions

    Key Responsibilities

  • Strategy Management and Development
  • Responsible for the strategic development, management and implementation of the support operations of the regional and all country programs consistent with DRC’s vision, mission and policies
  • Lead and work with the multidisciplinary team (in-house and in-country) to ensure strategies, business plans, and timelines are embraced and implemented
  • Provide legal, economic and political analysis as needed, to ensure DRC’s strategic positioning and compliance in countries of operation
  • Contribute to the overall management of DRC
  • Programme Development & Quality Management
  • Ensure that global policies, standards and approaches related to support are met in all regional and country projects/programmes, including quality checks of support requirements in projects, proposals & reports
  • Ensure appropriate technical support is available to country and regional programs, in line with organizational priorities
  • Ensure standard approaches and learning across countries
  • Ensure support functions are effective and leveraged for maximum organizational impact

    Funding and Finance Management

  • Ensure good planning and budgeting at regional and country levels and compliance to DRC and donor standards and procedures
  • Ensure compliance of the country programs, with all DRC and donors policies and procedures for financial, grant and asset management
  • Ensure support for country and regional teams in annual planning and review processes for budgets, logistics, HR, and IT
  • Manage the organizations risk by ensuring all relevant policies and procedures are implemented effectively across all operations and programs and communicate risk to the Senior Management team for decision making purposes
  • Ensure effective management of regional fiscal function and performance, ensuring compliance to policies of risk management and that risks are identified, managed and mitigated against at regional and country level
  • Ensure agreed standards and indicators are being met across countries and financial input at country level is to organisational and donor standards, monitor country financial activity meets internal and external standards, set and monitor regional policies, procedures of financial management, and coordinate regional monthly reporting to HQ
  • Ensure internal and external financial reporting is completed on-time and to organisational and donor standards

    Human Resource, IT and Logistics Management

  • Ensure regional and support country level structure and human resources to deliver organisational strategy and plans
  • Line-manage and support DRC’s Heads of Departments and ensure appropriate and effective performance management systems are in place in each of their teams.
  • Work with HR department to develop succession planning and staff development in each country.
  • Ensure implementation of HR policies and procedures at regional and country level, including compliance checking of recruitment and performance management of countries, provide HR management support to country programmes as appropriate,
  • Ensure consistency and legal compliance of country and regional staff terms and conditions and remuneration packages
  • Ensure appropriate levels of staff associations and representation at regional and country level and manage code of conduct reporting mechanism
  • Ensure regional and country compliance to global policies and procedures (contextualise where necessary) for all support functions
  • Disseminate and support global updates to policies and procedures
  • Provide regional procurement and logistics support to country programmes open and international tender and ensure effective supply chain for international procurement
  • Troubleshooting support to countries

    Reporting Arrangements:

  • Reports to the DRC Regional Director with technical communication with the Headquarters HoFA and the Country Office HoFAs.

  • The RHOFA directly supervises the HR/Admin, Finance, Logistics/Procurement and IT managers who are based in the Nairobi office.

    Conditions

    Availability: 1 December 2014

    Duty Station: Nairobi, Kenya.

    This is a family duty station post in Nairobi, Kenya with travel to regional country programmes.

    Contract: 1 year renewable contract.

    Other employment conditions in accordance with the Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for Global Expatriates recruited by the Horn of Africa Regional Office or the DRC national staff salary scale, as relevant.

    This position is rated as A4 on the DRC Expatriate salary scale available at www.drc.dk

    Person Specifications

  • Post graduate degree, in Social Sciences, International development, Project Management, and/or Public Administration, Financial/Business management, or other relevant field.
  • Minimum 10 years of senior leadership experience in operations management roles with at least 5 years of experience in the field
  • Strong operational management experience and capability (finance, people, fundraising), including geographically remote management)
  • Proven financial management, information management, and systems management experience
  • Proven management skills, including good programme and human resource development ability
  • Understanding of the countries in which DRC operates and sensitive to the socio- cultural context
  • Demonstrable strategic thinking and leadership ability
  • Excellent analytical and critical thinking ability
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and influencing skills with a well-developed ability to motivate and persuade at high levels
  • Proven ability to lead and work effectively with others to achieve results
  • Understanding and experience of institutional fundraising

    Preferable:

  • Policy development experience desirable.
  • Regional Finance Director experience or equivalent would be an advantage.

    General

    Commitments:

  • DRC has a Humanitarian Accountability Framework, outlining its global accountability commitments.
  • All staff are required to contribute to the achievement of this framework into the work of DRC

    2. Vacancy: Freelance Web Developer / Designer

    Key Responsibilities

  • Implement design and functional improvements on the RMMS website using the Typo 3 Content Management System.
  • Further information on the particular improvements required will follow once the consultant is engaged.

    Broadly, RMMS would like to:

  • Create smart URLs
  • Enhance the website’s current photo gallery
  • Create new navigation options which link content on secondary web pages to the home page
  • Develop a sleek and aesthetically pleasing statistics box to better represent data.
  • Build a search engine – create a search engine tab on all pages of the RMMS website (to allow users to search entire website including - pdfs, word docs, and html pages using key words).
  • Build in capacity to upload video files in the backend.
  • Ensure ticker tape runs smoothly with no glitches including when loading.
  • Enhance ‘Follow us’ social media statement at the top of all web pages by putting the ‘Follow us’ text in bold and changing the colour from grey to red.
  • Set up a web based mailing solution using one of the popular email campaign products (e.g. ‘MailChimp’ or ‘Campaign monitor).
  • The mechanism should allow RMMS to send targeted email campaigns, which will give RMMS the ability to include attachments like pdfs.

  • The product should allow RMMS to send emails to its substantial subscribers.

  • The ‘subscribe to our newsletter’ mechanism on the RMMS website should be integrated/configured with the web based mailing solution.

    DRC’S Responsibilities:

  • Regional Mixed Migration Secretariat (RMMS) shall provide the consultant with the necessary support and information to assist in the consultancy.

    Reporting Arrangements: The consultant shall report to the RMMS coordinator

    Duration of Assignment: 3 months contract where payment is calculated on an hourly basis.

    Includes possibility of an extension depending on satisfactory performance. Expected Profile of Consultant

  • Bachelor Degree in Information Technology and/or Computer Programming and/or Computer Science.
  • Extensive experience with web design and computer programming (experience developing NGO websites is an added advantage).
  • Responsive, meticulous and conscientious in executing tasks.
  • Good analytical and trouble shooting skills.
  • Good communicator and pleasant to work with.
  • Good command of English language (particularly written).

    Terms and Conditions:

  • The development and implementation of website improvements, as well as the setting up and configuration of the web based mailing solution shall be completed at the consultant’s place of business.

    Evaluation and Award of Consultancy:

  • DRC will evaluate all proposals submitted and award the assignment based on technical and financial feasibility.

  • DRC reserves the right to accept or reject any proposal received without giving reasons and is not bound to accept the lowest or the highest bidder.

    Only those shortlisted will be contacted.

    General:

    Commitments:

    DRC has a Humanitarian Accountability Framework, outlining its global accountability commitments.

    All staff are required to contribute to the achievement of this framework.

    3. Area Manager North Eastern Province, Kenya Based in Dadaab

    Job Purpose:

    The AM’s core function is to ensure development of programming that is efficient, accountable, need driven and based on best practices.

    The AM will lead strategic planning and program development, ensure that operations are implemented within DRC’s regulations, procedures, guidelines and strategies; enable a productive and accountable relationship with beneficiaries, members of the local and refugee community, relevant line ministries, L/INGOs and UN agencies.

    The AM is DRC’s primary representative with relevant actors in NEP.

    The AM is the overview manager for all staff based in NEP and is responsible for ensuring a result oriented team.

    The incumbent will also ensure a safe environment for DRC staff, beneficiaries and assets through a proactive-acceptance approach using DRCs security framework.

    Responsibilities:

    Management

  • Enable an effective team through result oriented management systems, providing leadership, on-job capacity building and designing staff development strategies.
  • Provide direct management of senior program, support and security staff; provide overview management for the entire NEP team.
  • Ensure programs are developed, implemented and evaluated within clear monitoring systems and against clear people/program/finance planning that meets DRC and donor regulations and humanitarian and HAP principles.

  • Provide on-site support through frequent visits to project sites

    Security

  • Ensure a safe and secure environment for DRC staff, beneficiaries and assets through: operationalizing DRCs security procedures, providing safety and security analysis, recommendations and follow-ups.

  • Organize for regular staff training on the use of security systems.

    HR, Finance, Logistics and Administration

  • Ensure compliance to DRC, donor and national policies, rules, regulations and systems in a timely, responsible, documented, accurate & appropriate manner; ensures that support services are cost effective and efficient.

  • Ensure a diverse and professional workforce through efficient, effective and transparent recruitment, evaluation and disciplinary processes.

  • Ensure procurement is carried-out in a fair, transparent, effective and well documented manner.

  • Supervising all financial reporting and financial procedures, including the monthly schedule for financial reporting, donor reporting and audits, cash flow and liquidity management

    Program

  • Ensure that programs are based on user-identified needs and resources of the targeted population, are well coordinated with other aid actors (including actors in Somalia), address lessons learned (from DRC and other actors) and steered towards ensuring accountability to the people to whom the services/inputs are indented to serve.

    External relations

  • Establishes and maintains open and productive dialogue with the county government, relevant line ministries, community leaders, power brokers and relevant aid agencies, private businesses and donors.

  • Attends and contributes to discussions, workshops, working groups and other forums where operations and other issues that may impact operations or the people DRC serves are discussed.

    Skills & Qualifications:

    Essential

  • Advanced university degree in relevant field (relief, development, recovery) with at least 5-years relevant experience; or basic university degree and at least 8-years relevant experience; at least 3-years’ experience managing large-scale multi-sector programming.
  • Proven experience in strategic development and program design & writing, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Experience in livelihoods, community development, protection and relief highly desired.
  • Practical and extensive financial, HR and administration management experience with extensive knowledge of budget development/management and finance documentation, tracking and archiving; understanding of HR and administration principles and ethics.
  • Experience with UNHCR, ECHO, European Aid, and BPRM guidelines will be an added advantage.
  • Result-oriented management experience of a large, diverse and dynamic team, and a commitment to good leadership.
  • Must have a proven ability to foster teamwork and commitment to on-job training/support.
  • Practical and proven skills in negotiation and conflict resolution with a wide range of stakeholders.
  • Experience in security and safety management in highly dynamic security environments
  • Analytical and problem solving skills and an ability to work independently and as a team needed.
  • Proven excellent communication skills and fluency in written and spoken English essential. Excellent report writing skills is a must.

    Preferable:

  • Past experience in East Africa.

  • Experience in a refugee setting and knowledge of refugee issues.

    Reporting:

    The AM reports to the CD and manages the department heads in Dadaab.

    S/he is supported by the Kenya Program and the Regional support departments and technical advisors in Nairobi.

    Conditions

    Commencement: Immediately

    Duty Station: Dadaab, Garissa County, Kenya. Non-family duty station.

    Contract: 1 year renewable contract.

    Salary and conditions for expatriates in accordance with the DRC’s Terms of Employment for Global Expatriates (available at www.drc.dk under Vacancies).

    This position falls under grade A10. Post-holder must be medically fitand able to adapt to isolated and potentially insecure environments.

    Application process

    Interested?

    Qualified candidates are invited to access the full job description and the requirements for this position under vacancies at: Danish Refugee Council Regional Head of Finance and Administration Job in Nairobi Kenya .

    Please submit applications online using this link by 29th October, 2014

    If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please contact job@drc.dk


    Action Africa Help International (AAH-I) Program Director Job in Nairobi, Kenya

    Vacancy: Program Director

    Reports to: Executive Director

    Duty Station: Nairobi, Kenya, with travel to AAH-I Country Offices and field stations

    Action Africa Help International (AAH-I) is a regional African-led non-governmental organisation based in Nairobi, Kenya, that supports livelihood-challenged communities in East and Southern Africa to sustainably improve their well-being and standard of living.

    With Country Programs in South Sudan, Uganda, Zambia, Somalia, and Kenya, AAH-I has over 20 years’ experience working with communities in conflict and post-conflict situations, including refugees, internally displaced people and host communities.

    The Program Director (PD) is responsible for developing and maintaining AAH-I’s capacity in development programming.

    The PD is expected to contribute actively to the growth and development of the organization and to the delivery of AAH-I’s Mission and Vision.

    He/she will ensure that:

  • All AAH-I programs / projects are of appropriate technical soundness in terms of design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation;
  • Adequate planning, management and timely implementation of the technical aspects of all relevant AAH-I activities;
  • Organizational strategy is broken down to fit country specific programing needs with clear work plans and indicators;
  • AAH-I has well researched and ready-to-use technical inputs that address the changing trends in beneficiary needs and appropriate interventions;
  • Support development, implementation and regular updates on programing models for AAH-I in line with the AAH-I strategy;
  • Timely M&E and donor reports with corrective measures taken where necessary;
  • Support to resource mobilization through proposal review to ensure appropriate models and M&E tools for program/project implementation to give AAH-I comparative advantage;
  • AAH-I technical work continuously addresses emerging cross cutting national, regional and Pan African challenges e.g. climate change;
  • AAH-I technical work yields the expected results / impacts.

    Qualifications

  • A Master’s degree in health, social science or related studies or equivalent;
  • At least 10 years’ experience in program development and management;
  • Proven ability in leadership, team management and strategic thinking.
  • Demonstrated ability to envision programing trends and set relevant strategies;
  • Demonstrated ability to analyse community needs and develop effective technical specifications for intervention projects;
  • A track record of success in resource mobilisation;
  • Strong analytical (both political and organizational) skills with good attention to detail;
  • Ability to provide coaching, mentoring and leadership to team members;
  • Commitment to articulating and implementing AAH-I’s values.

    Application Instructions

    Interested candidates should email application letters and CVs (with 3 referees) addressed to recruitke@actionafricahelp.org to be received by Monday 27th October, 2014 at 5:00 pm.

    The email Subject Line must show the job title of the position applied for.

    AAH-I is an equal-opportunity employer.

    For more information and job application details, see; Action Africa Help International (AAH-I) Program Director Job in Nairobi, Kenya

    Only those selected for the interviews will be contacted.


    Kabarak University Librarian and Teaching Jobs in Kenya

    Kabarak University invites applications from interested and suitable qualified candidates to fill the following vacant positions in the University.

    The University is a Christian institution committed to Christian principles and values and the successful candidates will be required to uphold this value system.

    Administrative Position

    University Librarian

    KABU 2

    Personal Profile:

  • Applicants should hold PhD degree or equivalent in Library and information Science from a recognized institution and should have served as Senior Librarian or higher position for at least five years in a large Academic Library.
  • Applicants with Masters Degree in Library and Information Science with at least 10 years experience as Senior Librarian or higher position in an Academic Library will also be considered.
  • Must be competent in relevant ICT applications, integrated library soft and e-information.

  • They should show evidence of research and publications and other professional activities.

  • Be a dynamic person with ability to provide effective leadership and promote teamwork.

    Job Profile

    Reporting to the Provost (Academic, Spiritual & Student Affairs), the successful candidate will be responsible for continuous development and provision of efficient Library services.

    The successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Overall administration, coordination and management of Library services.
  • Formulation and development of Library policies to meet University goals and objectives.
  • Oversee the collection, development and management of university resources leading to the provision of relevant and up to date information resources for the academic and research activities.
  • Developing human resource through staff performance management, assisting in the staff recruitment and selection and making recommendations for promotion and training of library staff.
  • Planning for the University physical resources and equipment as well as the information services that will contribute towards the university goals and objectives.

    Teaching Positions in the School of Health Sciences:

  • We want to strengthen our staffing position within our School of Health Science.

    In particular we are looking for Lecturers, Senior Lecturers and Associate Professors in the following areas:

  • Clinical Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Pharmacy

    1) Associate Professor

    For appointment into this position, applicants should be holders of PhD or equivalent academic degree with;

    a) At least eight (8) years of University teaching experience, four (4) of which should be at Senior Lecturer level and at least four (4) publications in refereed journals, or one book plus two (2) articles in the relevant area since becoming Senior Lecturer; or

    b) Fifteen (15) years of industrial/research experience five (5) of which, should be at Senior Managerial level in the recent years, plus at least five (5) publications in refereed journals.

    1) Senior Lecturer

    For appointment into this position, applicants will be required to have a PhD degree or its academic equivalent in the relevant field with at least three (3) years of teaching experience in the position of a lecturer at University level and continued research as evidenced by at least three (3) publications in refereed journals.

    1) Lecturer

    For appointment into this position, applicants should:

    a) Hold a PhD Degree or its academic equivalent in the relevant field; or

    b) Hold a Masters Degree in the relevant field with at least three (3) years of University as an Assistant Lecturer and continued research as evidenced by at least two (2) publications in refereed journals(s) in the relevant area.

    For all applicants for the above teaching positions, one should be registered and have current valid practising license from respective regulatory body.

    Remuneration and Terms of Employment

    Appointments to the above positions will be on permanent and pensionable following a satisfactory probation period of six (6) months.

    A competitive compensation package will be offered to successful candidates.

    In addition to teaching and academic management, successful candidates for the teaching positions will be expected to drive research, consultancy and outreach.

    They are also expected to provide inspired and innovatory subject leadership and mentorship to students.

    Application Procedure

    Applicants should forward their applications and detailed Curriculum Vitae that should indicate their primary research interests, full personal details, publications and scholarly activities.

    They should attach supporting certified copies of certificates and testimonials and should indicate their current earning and salary expectations.

    Applicants should provide day time telephone number and names and addresses of three referees who are knowledgeable about applicants’ competence, area of specialization, character and faith.

    The applicants should also request their referees to write immediately and directly to the undersigned.

    Applications should be addressed to the undersigned to be received not later than 31st October 2014.

    The Registrar (Administration & Human Resource)
    Kabarak University
    Private Bag - 20157,
    Kabarak, Kenya

    Tel: 0726-515369/0729-223370/020-2114658

    Email: recruitment@kabarak.ac.ke


    International Rescue Committee Jobs in Nairobi, Kenya

    Description:

    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 IRC leads the way from harm to home.

    The Country Director, Kenya will provide the strategic vision and leadership for the Kenya country program.

    S/he is responsible for ensuring the design and delivery of quality programs, donor and government relations, fundraising and budget management, security and operations management, and developing a motivated and professional team.

    Reporting to the Regional Director, the Country Director will work closely with, and receive support from regional and headquarters program technical units, safety and security services, regional finance and operations staff.

    Kenyan nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.

    1. Vacancy: Country Director

    Sector: Program Management

    Location: Kenya

    Employee Type: Regular

    Employee Category: Full Time

    This position is fully accompanied, based in Nairobi, Kenya.

    Responsibilities:

    Strategic Planning and Management

  • Working closely with the Regional Director, and regional team, develop a strategic direction and plan for the country program
  • Ensure that structures and systems are in compliance with IRC standards, and that they support program delivery and promote management coordination and efficiency throughout the country program

    Program Quality & Development

  • Develop program strategies in accordance with IRCs mission and program framework
  • Ensure the consistent use of well managed assessment, design and proposal development processes
  • Promote a team approach and positive learning environment utilizing headquarters, country program and operations staff and partners to consistently enhance the quality of design and implementation

    Key Partner & Donor Relations

  • Develop IRC as a partner of choice for major local and international donors
  • Develop and maintain a high level of understanding of donor priorities, country plans and planned funding initiatives
  • Maintain and expand participation with key donors, host government, local stakeholders and relevant policy and coordinating bodies

    Fundraising and Budget Management

  • Ensure submission of appropriate, timely high quality proposals and lead required donor negotiations
  • Monitor and identify appropriate sources for match fund requirements and coverage of funding gaps
  • Provide timely and effective oversight of the financial position of the country program including identification and implementation of required changes to match funding levels
  • Maintain effective and coordinated budget monitoring processes for grant funds and discretionary funds

    Security & Operations Management

  • In coordination with the Regional Security Advisor ensure that the security management plan for the country program is updated and ensure the consistent monitoring and analysis of the security environment and adherence by all staff to the IRC security protocols and procedures
  • Working with country senior management team ensure the development, implementation and monitoring of financial and operational policy and procedures to ensure constant compliance with IRC and donor policies across the program
  • Promote coordination and teamwork between program and operations staff to improve quality of proposal submissions and program delivery
  • Human Resource Management, Staff Development & Retention
  • Develop a positive work environment for all staff supported by a professional level human resource management function
  • Support and hold management staff accountable for providing staff development opportunities and planning

    Requirements:

  • Graduate degree in relevant field;
  • At least ten years of international work experience covering both emergency and post-conflict development programming;
  • Extensive program development and fund raising experience, prior experience with European, US and international donors;
  • Strong human resource management skills including capacity building and mentoring;
  • Experience supervising and managing a multi-disciplinary team in a cross-cultural setting;
  • Demonstrated success in managing projects;
  • Previous budget and fiscal oversight responsibilities;
  • A keen understanding of political complexities in the region, as they relate to post conflict recovery;
  • Ability to work and live in a complex environment.
  • IRC leading the way from harm to home.

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

    2. Vacancy: Deputy Director, iHub

    Sector: Program Management

    Location: Kenya

    Employee Type: Regular

    Employee Category: Full Time

    Responsibilities:

    Financial Management:

  • Develop the annual IHUB fiscal year operating budget; ensure that quarterly budget reforecast are prepared, submitted to HQ and shared with budget holders.
  • Liaise with the IRC Kenya Country Office Finance Team on shared support costs (staffing, facilities and joint service provision)
  • Provide financial management oversight to ensure expenditures are in line with budget projections; maintain effective systems for tracking expenditures.
  • Ensure timely processing of all invoices and payment requests as well as clearance of advances

    Policies and Procedures:

  • Ensure that IHUB policy and procedural documents are regularly updated; coordinate with leadership of other IRC offices in Nairobi (IRC Kenya and IRC Somalia) to ensure policies are consistent and aligned with IRC standard policies
  • Ensure IHUB policies and procedures are adhered to including finance, administration, travel, supply chain, IT, security and safety protocols.
  • Make recommendations for updating/revising existing IHUB policies and procedures

    Staff Management

  • Directly supervise IHUB support staff; liaise with supervisors of IHUB IT and finance staff
  • Ensure performance objectives are set and staff receive regular performance feedback and appraisals as part of a structured performance management program

    Human Resources:

  • Coordinate with the IRC Kenya HR Lead on issues of compensation and benefits as they relate to IHUB national staff
  • Coordinate with the HQ HR focal point regarding the administration of international staff benefits/allowances, new deployments and exits from the IHUB
  • Coordinate orientation requirements for new IHUB staff, national and international

    Administration:

  • Coordinate travel, visa/passport/permit/dependent pass applications and accommodation requirements for international staff and visitors to Kenya
  • Provide support as requested for non-IHUB staff e.g. during evacuations, transit, and special events

    Supply Chain:

  • Coordinate with IRC Kenya and Somalia Programs on the selection and management of authorized vendors; directly manage some of IRC’s shared accounts including AIRTEL and taxi companies
  • Provide oversight for IHUB supply chain functions (procurement, assets and inventory, vehicle fleet management, insurance reporting, customs clearance, shipping).
  • Provide support for external supply chain requests e.g. procurement and shipment of goods, payment of vendors, customs clearance for other IRC country programs
  • Ensure that Duty, Tax and VAT policies are adhered to and in line with IRCs host agreement.
  • Support IRC globally with planning and hosting of workshops, conferences and other special events.

    Safety and Security

    Coordinate with the HEAZ Regional Safety and Security Advisor (RSSA) on issues pertaining to staff safety and security; ensure contact information of IHUB staff, dependents and visitors is kept up to date; actively participate as a member of the Nairobi Security Management Team (NSMT) during monthly meetings

    Coordination, Communication and Representation:

  • Chair the monthly IHUB All Staff Meeting
  • Ensure timely and consistent communication with HQ (GSC, Finance, HR, Internal Audit, Technical Units, Regional Units, IPD and IHUB Supervisors) on operational and financial issues
  • Establish good working relationships with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Labor Office, Customs and Immigration Departments to ensure that IHUB operations are in compliance with host government regulations and the terms of IRC’s Host Agreement.
  • Actively coordinate with other NGO’s and humanitarian actors in Nairobi and attend meetings when requested as representative of IRC.

    Professional Standards

    All IRC staff are required to adhere to THE IRC Way Standards for Professional Conduct and the IRC country employment policies.

    Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent professional qualification in administration, finance or management from a credible institution
  • At least 8 years relevant experience of which 4 years must be in mid-senior management with proven skills in office/administrative management in a large organization; proven experience with HR policies
  • Computer proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint,
  • Ability to work both independently and as a team member;
  • Must demonstrate flexibility, and ability to readily adapt to changing requirements and environments
  • Excellent English and Swahili oral and written skills are required IRC leading the way from harm to home.

    For more information and job application details, see; Deputy Director, iHub

    3. Vacancy: GBV Officer Psychosocial Counselor (Dadaab)

    Sector: Women's Protection and Empowerment

    Location: Kenya

    Employee Type: Regular

    Employee Category: Full Time

    Job Purpose / Objective:

    The GBV officer- Psychosocial will support the successful implementation of all psychosocial activities, and will be responsible for the provision of quality case management including direct counseling to GBV survivors.

    In collaboration with the WPE manager and WPE/GBV officers will support in the provision of training and supervising GBV Community Workers to respond to cases of GBV in the camp and ensure effective case management.

    This includes providing ongoing training and mentorship for community workers and utilizing monitoring and evaluation systems to ensure high quality services.

    Key Responsibilities

    Case management

  • Provide professional and confidential services to survivors of GBV, grounded in the IRC’s holistic, survivor-centered case management approach.
  • Document client information through accurate filling of intake forms and ensure confidential and safe storage
  • Support the maintenance of the IRC’s case management system by maintaining client confidentiality
  • Ensure the GBVIMS is accurately updated on a regular basis Ethically and confidentially collect and store GBV data.
  • Participate in interpretation of the analyzed data on trends and work with the GBV team to disseminate information to all relevant stakeholders and advise the WPE Manager
  • Participate in the development of case management monitoring systems and help to ensure that GBV community workers utilize these systems correctly and consistently.
  • Participate in preparation of all relevant reports regarding the IRC’s psychosocial activities.

    Training, Mentorship and couching

  • Supervise and provide training, mentorship, and other technical support to community workers directly involved with the psychosocial component of the International Rescue Committee’s GBV programme.
  • Provide leadership and guidance regarding psychosocial activities to all community workers to ensure all programme activities meet best practice standards.
  • Monitor and supervise case management, including capacity building through training and on-the-job training of community workers.
  • Training topics should include active listening and effective communication, action and safety planning, GBV guiding principles, GBV basic concepts, and other related topics

    Coordination and networking

  • Strengthen and maintain networks through other service providers and camp management to ensure that survivors receive compassionate support from the community and to encourage greater communication, collaboration and coordination among partners (protection, health, legal, and psychosocial sectors).
  • Advice the GBV outreach officer on programming areas that require targeted interventions and campaigns based on trend analysis.
  • Strengthen and maintain networks with community leaders, women leaders, service providers and camp management to ensure that survivors receive compassionate support from the community and to encourage greater communication, collaboration and coordination among partners (protection, health, legal, and psychosocial sectors)
  • Work in collaboration with GBV outreach officer to ensure ongoing needs of women and girls are being met through prevention-related activities.
  • Monitor monthly community outreach plan with community workers, based on case trends and ongoing needs of women and girls.

    Partnership development

  • Participate in review meetings and psychosocial capacity assessment of the local partners
  • Participate in capacity building trainings for the local partners around psychosocial support
  • Share technical expertise on case management with local partner
  • Organize and conduct trainings for partners on relevant organizational development areas and support peer learning between IRC and the local partner.
  • Development of referral networks between partners implementing GBV and implementation of referral pathways
  • Oversee all interactions and provide Case management support to the local partner with the support of the GBV program manager.
  • Ensure the local partner is invited to the case conferences and other interagency coordination meeting at camp the level.
  • Assist the GBV program manager on technical review of partner’s reports on psychosocial component
  • Assist the GBV manager in planning and organizing for review workshops with partners on the partnership, IRC partnership approach and principles.

    Others

  • Fulfill any other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
  • Respect the code of conduct and policies of the IRC and the standards of the GBV team
  • Adhere and uphold the IRC Way (integrity, accountability and service) at the respective areas of work.

    Key Result Areas:

    The GBV/ WPE Kenya programme goal is to enhance survivor’s utilization of quality services responsive to their needs and strengthen community-based structures and solutions to better protect women and girls, promote their empowerment to access opportunities, services, and support.

    The GBV officer - Psychosocial will oversee psychosocial activities towards achieving the following program objectives:

  • To improve survivors’ access to timely, holistic and quality case management Strengthened engagement with communities to act in the best interests of women and girls
  • Invest in social and economic opportunities for women and girls to promote their wellbeing
  • Leverage partnerships and experience to advocate for priorities of women and girls

    Required Qualifications:

  • Diploma in counseling and/or psychology.
  • A Social Science or related degree is preferred
  • Minimum 2 years of direct psychosocial/counseling experience with a reputable agency; experience working with survivors of violence preferred.
  • Having worked in a hardship zone /environment

    Required Qualification & Competencies

  • Clear understanding of gender, abuse of power, and issues surrounding violence against women
  • Able to maintain confidentiality, medical ethics and respect for clients at all times.
  • Experience in participatory techniques and community mobilization
  • Able to lead, train, supervise, facilitate and motivate GBV Community Workers in their respective tasks in a professional, respectful and supportive manner.
  • Positive, highly motivated, innovative, with strong organizational and inter-personal skills.
  • Able to coordinate multiple tasks while maintaining attention to quality and detail.
  • Able to work as part of a team.
  • Strong knowledge of computer applications, including MS Word and Excel.
  • Willing to work in a hardship area.
  • Fluency in English, including writing clear and concise reports.
  • 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. IRC leading the way from harm to home.

    For more information and job application details, see; GBV Officer Psychosocial Counselor(Dadaab)

    4. Vacancy: Medical Officer

    Sector: Health

    Location: Kenya

    Employee Type: Regular

    Employee Category: Full Time

    Description:

    Under the supervision of the Clinical Services Manager, the Medical Officer will offer quality health care to all patients in the hospital and work closely with other staff in all departments providing support and guidance

    Key Responsibilities

    Program management:

  • In coordination with the Clinical Services Manager, formulate program goals, objectives and intervention strategies and participate in the budgeting process
  • Ensure that all health activities are implemented as outlined in the project documents
  • Review the program activities and priorities on a regular basis updating the clinical services manager on gaps and/or provide recommendations on how to improve quality of services

    Human Resource:

  • Be a team leader in patient management in all hospital departments, giving support and guidance
  • Manage the Clinical Services Program in acting capacity when the CSM is not in office
  • Provide technical and administration work guidelines that are within the IRC policy

    Program activities:

  • Conduct daily ward rounds in the hospital
  • Ensure patient management is in line with the set MOH, WHO and UNHCR guidelines and protocols
  • Attend to all emergencies, both medical and surgical within 15 minutes
  • Ensure proper and accurate documentation of patient management in patient files
  • Conduct all elective and emergency surgical cases in theatre, both surgical and obstetric/gynecological
  • Conduct special outpatient clinics in the hospital on the allocated days every week i.e. SOPC, GOPC, HRC, HOPC, DOPC, and MOPC.
  • Attend to all medical legal cases, including filling of P3 forms and attend court sessions as required
  • Attend to sexual assault survivors on a timely basis in the GBV Support Centre
  • Ensure timely referrals both Emergency and Elective cases to secondary and tertiary care centers
  • Attend and participate in weekly Continuous Medical Education (CME) sessions at the hospital.
  • Attend and participate in the daily morning hospital handover meetings
  • Ensure adequate night coverage by developing a call list on a weekly basis with other Medical Officers
  • Lead in mortality audits to improve quality of care for patients.
  • Participate in the Quality of Care Assessments done on a quarterly basis

    Reporting and Coordination:

  • Attend inter-agency coordination meetings and case conferences as requested by the CSM
  • Assist in preparing donor reports as requested by the CSM
  • Monitor closely the morbidity and mortality trends together with all the other health indicators to ensure that prompt actions are taken.

    Others:

  • Carry out other relevant duties as may be required or assigned by your supervisor
  • Key Result Areas
  • Ensure quality of care in the hospital
  • Ensure quality emergency obstetric and neonatal care in maternity ward
  • Prompt referral of patients
  • Proper documentation of patient care
  • Identification and prompt management of outbreaks

    Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from a recognized institution (MBChB)
  • Registered with Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentist Board
  • Minimum 2 yrs of working experience in a busy hospital setting

    Required Experience & Competencies:

  • Good knowledge and skills in clinical medicine and surgery
  • Ability to write clear, concise reports and well developed communication skills
  • Good computer skills (Complete MS Office package and any database management and analysis)
  • Must be a team player, flexible and culturally sensitive
  • Ready to work in difficult environmental conditions
  • Ability to accept the possibility of insecurity in the project areas and obey security rules and standard operating procedures
  • Kenyan nationals are encouraged to apply.

    For more information and job application details, see; Medical Officer

    5. Vacancy: Program Officer - Grants (Lodwar)

    Sector: Grants

    Location: Kenya

    Employee Type: Regular

    Employee Category: Full Time

    Summary of Responsibilities:

    The grants officer will be responsible for overseeing the maintenance of IRC Lodwar’s grants.

    She/he will assist in new program development as defined by the Field coordinator and monitor project design and implementation to ensure adherence to IRC policies, as well as compliance with internal regulations and donor regulations.

    She/he will act as the focal point of the IRC grants team with regard to donor compliance and communication.

    She/he will provide capacity building to IRC Lodwar and partner staff on reporting and procedure skills.

    The successful candidate will report to the Field Coordinator and will work closely with the grants, programs and finance teams.

    Key Tasks:

  • Grants management (75%)
  • Lead grant opening and grant closing meetings for all grants and ensure that the resultant actions are completed in a timely fashion.
  • Manage the IRC Lodwar grants file system and ensure all files are regularly updated and easily accessible for relevant staff.
  • Oversee the drafting of memorandums of understanding (MoU’s) with partners and sub-grantees.
  • In coordination with the IRC Lodwar Finance and Programs teams, monitor project design, implementation, and spending to ensure compliance with IRC and Donor regulations.
  • In partnership with the Grants, Finance and Program teams, provide training on grant compliance and regulations for partners.
  • Support program planning and ensure a work plans, spending plans and procurement plans complement each other
  • Develop or modify tools that will increase efficiency in grants management processes

    Program Support and Development (10%)

  • Assist relevant sector heads with policy and regulations interpretation.
  • In coordination with the grants, programs and finance teams, assist in the development and submission of proposals and budgets in line with IRC policy and Donor guidelines.
  • Develop materials and resources to assist in reporting, verification and compliance.
  • Undertake and complete research assignments as requested.

    Reporting/Capacity Building (10%)

  • Ensure timely submission of narrative and financial reports and support in the preparation of narrative reports as needed.
  • Build the capacity of program staff and partners on report preparation and technical writing skills.

    Communications Support (5%)

  • Draft, edit and disseminate written internal communications
  • Assist in developing web based content for the IRC Lodwar Office in conjunction with the communications unit.
  • Respond to program queries and other correspondence as required.

    Personal / Professional Skills

    The successful candidate must be highly self motivated, self directed and quick to respond to rapidly changing demands.

    Must be highly organized with excellent attention to detail and follow through while managing multiple tasks.

    Must have excellent interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills.

    Strong willingness and commitment to learn about different aspects of external resource mobilization, cross –sector engagement and partnerships

    Required Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree related to international development, development studies, economics, social sciences, community development.
  • At least two (2) years experience in development or emergency programming in a developing country.
  • Knowledge of industry standards in grant management and design as applied to NGO work in the areas of Health, Food Security & Livelihoods, WASH, GBV and Governance.
  • An advanced knowledge of multi-donor regulations, procedures and requirements preferred
  • Ability to function effectively in a multicultural context.
  • Willingness to travel extensively to IRC (K) locations.
  • Advanced computing skills.

    For more information and job application details, see; Program Officer - Grants(Lodwar)

    6. Vacancy: Regional Supply Chain Director

    Sector: Supply Chain

    Location: Kenya

    Employee Type: Regular

    Employee Category: Full Time

    Position Summary:

  • The RSCD supports Global Supply Chain, the Horn and East Africa Region (HEAZ), and the country programs within the region in ensuring cost-effective, fast, flexible, reliable and quality program delivery by improving the integration, management and planning of country supply chain operations.
  • Work closely with the regional and country program teams to develop Supply Chain strategies that prioritize initiatives to improve operational capabilities and effectiveness
  • Be the expert on market dynamics and the supply base by country and for the region as a whole and ensure supply plan strategies are in place, tailored and optimized
  • Ensure that supply chain operations have supplier development strategies and provide guidance to supply chain teams on effective development techniques
  • In partnership with IRC Legal, ensure that contracting practices within a country are as effective as possible, ensure supply is assured from quality suppliers and risk to IRC is mitigated
  • Develop effective partnerships with global, regional and country stakeholders to plan for future requirements and develop proactive supply chain strategies
  • Ensure supply chain goods flow account for speed, cost and reliability and take advantage of favorable customs schemes
  • Identify regional and country Supply Chain strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT) though market analysis, operational assessments, regional procurement and contracting capacity and develop action plans in partnership with GSC, regional and country staff accordingly
  • Work with country office teams to develop integrated supply chains and assist supply chain teams in developing/improving linkages between their department and programs.
  • In consultation with GSC Global Operations Director and country teams develop a core set of metrics to measure and assess Supply Chain efficiency and success in the country programs
  • Review organization Supply Chain structures and staffing levels to ensure effective and cost-efficient support to programs.
  • Act as “first line” advisory resource for country Supply Chain staff.
  • Identify team capacity building opportunities and promote training and other development activities for national staff
  • Assess regional needs and advocate that sufficient resources are invested for program success
  • Verify that country office Supply Chain policies are appropriate, documented, disseminated and required monitoring processes are effective.
  • Lead implementation and delivery of global and regional initiatives Professional Standards
  • All IRC staff are required to adhere to THE IRC Way Standards for Professional Conduct and the IRC country employment policies.

    Requirements:

  • Advanced Degree, minimum 10 years of progressive Supply Chain professional experience with a minimum of 5 years as a regional manager or director or equivalent education and experience.
  • Demonstrated success as a Supply Chain leader across all disciplines within supply chain including planning, procurement and logistics, within a region or global environment required
  • Broad knowledge and experience in Supply Chain strategies, market analysis techniques, procurement and contracting, vehicle and fleet management, inventory, property and asset management
  • Strong collaborator and influencer with effective interpersonal and analytical skills who is able to work seamlessly across countries, cultures, and organizational units
  • Able to work effectively in a highly matrixed structure
  • Strong financial management and budgeting skills
  • Excellent training and coaching ability
  • Fluency in English required, spoken proficiency in French and Arabic is a plus.
  • Ability to travel up to 40-50 percent
  • IRC leading the way from harm to home.

    For more information and job application details, see; Regional Supply Chain Director

    7. Vacancy: Reproductive Health Officer - Kakuma

    Sector: Reproductive Health

    Location: Kenya

    Employee Type: Regular

    Employee Category: Full Time

    Job Purpose / Objective: Working under the guidance and supervision of the Clinical Services Manager, Reproductive Health Officer will be responsible for overseeing the reproductive health services delivered in Kakuma refugee camp.

    She/he will ensure the quality of services delivered at the various facilities in the camp as well as link the services with the other programs to ensure services delivery continues in an integrated fashion

    Key Responsibilities

    Programming

  • Ensuring antenatal care, postnatal care services and family planning services at the health facility delivery points are in line with MOH guidelines.
  • Field support supervision of reproductive health services being offered in the peripheral clinics.
  • Act as the link between health facilities ANC, PNC family planning and community health to ensure proper follow-up of clients and defaulter tracing.
  • Ensure there is proper linkage of mothers referred from the clinics to the high risk in the main hospital facility and clinic 6.
  • Oversee staff coverage in the maternity wards and in the antenatal clinics and ensure it’s in line with the standard necessary to offer quality services.
  • Develop a checklist for all basic resuscitative equipment in maternity and follow-up to ensure it’s in place and is functional.
  • Ensure all emergency procedures in maternity follow updated emergency obstetric care protocols.
  • Monitor service delivery and data quality at the reproductive health units
  • Coordinate training of auxiliary staff mainly reproductive health assistants, antenatal and family planning attendants.
  • Take lead in quality improvement project focusing on reproductive health services.
  • Take lead in audits of maternal, neonatal prenatal deaths as well as near misses recording all action points and ensuring tasked people follow-up on them.
  • Maintain a tool that monitors progress in the implementation of action points from the various audits carried out by the maternal ad prenatal audit committee.
  • Monitor and ensure auxiliary services are in place to support quality reproductive health services i.e. necessary drugs in the pharmacy, reproductive health supplies and tests being carried out in the laboratory.
  • Ensure reproductive health basic protocols and other IEC materials are well displayed in the facilities i.e. EMOC protocols, neonatal resuscitation protocols, Focused ANC services
  • Ensure the referral system in place for emergency obstetric services is efficient and responsive to the emergencies arising.

    Human Resource Management

  • Supervise and monitor head nurses for both maternity wards to ensure there is quality delivery of services in both maternity wards.
  • Performance management of the maternity head nurses according to their job description and set objectives and review ma
  • Evaluation and appraisal of staff through the IRC Performance Management process especially for the two maternity head nurses and review the same for all midwives.
  • Develop ongoing education programs for hospital based health staff in reproductive health as well as identifying their training needs.
  • Determine personnel needs for the programs reproductive health activities and in coordination with the Clinical Services Manager and Human Resource office take part in recruitment of staff.

    Operations.

  • Maintain an updated record and compile and submit monthly inventory reports of all emergency equipment in both maternities.
  • Monitor and ensure the proper usage of reproductive health and family planning program supplies.
  • Participate in annual program planning process budget implementation and recommend budget revisions to ensure no stock-out of family planning supplies and other reproductive health supplies

    Communication and Reporting

  • Ensure that all statistical reports relating to reproductive health from maternity and clinics are accurate and submitted weekly, monthly and annually.
  • Monitor closely and report on reproductive health indicators.
  • Convene maternal and neonatal death audit committee for all maternal perinatal and near miss audits.
  • Ensure all maternal deaths are notified to the CSM, FC and reproductive health coordinator immediately they occur and that audits are done reviewed and updated on UNHCR reporting tool within 72 hours of occurrence.
  • Maintain an updated library of reproductive health manuals and other reproductive health resources in all field sites.
  • Ensure adequate flow of information for all supervisees with constant feedback as may be required.
  • Carry out other relevant or requested duties as may be required.

    Key Result Areas:

  • Improvement of key reproductive health indicators mainly maternal mortality ratio, neonatal mortality ratio, and complete antenatal care coverage.
  • Increased uptake of family planning services with the camp as a strategy of reducing maternal mortality
  • Timely and quality reproductive health care services to refugees

    Required Qualifications:

  • Degree/Higher Diploma in nursing/clinical medicine or other reproductive health related field.
  • Be registered and have a valid license from the relevant health regulatory body.
  • Certificate/Diploma in reproductive health training.

    Required Experience & Competencies:

  • At least 3 years experience of implementing reproductive health services /program.
  • Experience in community based programming will be an added advantage.
  • Computer literate
  • Team player and cultural sensitivity is required.
  • Ability to work in hardship areas (Previous experience in a Camp setting will be an added advantage).
  • Candidates who have held a similar position will be preferred.
  • Fluency in Turkana/Somali will be an added advantage.

    For more information and job application details, see; Reproductive Health Officer - Kakuma

    8. Vacancy: Supply Chain Officer - Procurement (Kakuma)

    Sector: Supply Chain

    Location: Kenya

    Employee Type: Regular

    Employee Category: Full Time

    Job Purpose / Objective:

    To provide all necessary Supply chain supports to the field project activities in Kakuma field office and proceed with maximum efficiency while adhering to IRC’s Supply chain procedures.

    Administrative Roles:

  • To deputize the supply chain manager in his absence and ensure there is continuity of entire supply chain activities in support of the program
  • Manage all staff employed in the supply chain Department who are directly under him & supporting operations for Kakuma Program by assigning of duties through Delegation, monitoring the performance and regularly evaluating staff directly supervised by him /her.
  • Plan and conduct staff performance reviews for supply chain staff directly under his staff management and map out the staff performance development plan.
  • Responsible for logistics and procurement activities for planning, organizing and developing the long term strategy and approach of IRC supply chain
  • Ensure there is an adequate and neatly organized filling system for waybills, inventory records and other logistical records.

    Supply chain activities

  • To ensure all supply chain activities are carried out to a satisfactory standard.
  • To ensure that the necessary Supply chain and organization is effected for all projects.
  • Where necessary, to manage, or support, the development and proper functioning of any project office deemed necessary to support the programme.
  • To assess potential projects as requested by Supply chain Manager
  • To familiarize yourself with the IRC supply chain Manual and comply with the policies outlined in the IRC Logistics Manual.
  • To complete required reports and submit a monthly supply chain reports to supply chain Manager.

    Procurement

  • Receive and review all Purchase Request from Program Staff and other operations departments.
  • Ensure that procurements are done in accordance with IRC Policies and procedures, ensuring that the purchases of goods are appropriate in terms of quality and fair market price.
  • Ensure that all purchases are properly authorized in accordance with IRC Finance and Logistics policies and procedures.
  • Ensure that IRC procedures are followed in all spheres. Carry out staff orientation where necessary.
  • Prepare Logistics budget for Kakuma Also monitor and prepare logistics budget work plans
  • Ensure that up to date files for price guide / catalogues / products technical information to be used by the office for Budgetary and ordering purposes are maintained.
  • Review all procurement documents before sending it for approval and ensure that a proper record for any procurement act is kept and inventory of used LPOs is maintained for future references.
  • Prepare weekly procurement reports and send to all programmes
  • Ensure that all other procurement files are maintained
  • Coordinate closely with the Procurement / Logistics Department in Nairobi to ensure that program supplies purchased from Nairobi are in place in Kakuma

    Warehousing

  • Take lead in supervision of all the warehouse management staff and ensure all warehouse staff have job descriptions and discharge there day to day activities as spelt out in there JDs
  • Plan and provide capacity building to all the warehouse staff in ensuring best practice of stock management and stock control systems are adhered and followed.
  • Ensure that all the ware houses are well maintained.
  • In conjunction with the supply chain Manager take lead in preparation and facilitating weekly spot check in the drug store and other program stores
  • Ensure that updating stock records is done on a daily basis both on the prolongs and stock cards
  • Ensure that all stores procedures are followed by all staff.
  • Ensure that there is Controlled access to all IRC stores and ensure that stores premises are secure
  • Ensure that the filing system for stores is well maintained.
  • Ensure that an efficient storage and inventory system is maintained. Review monthly stock reports.
  • Ensure that an update office, residence, and stores inventory is done on a monthly basis.
  • Ensure that all Logistics Policies and Procedures are followed and adhered to in all transactions.
  • Carry out periodic trainings reviews with all logistics staff

    Assets and Equipment management

  • Ensure that an update asset register is maintained on a monthly basis.
  • Ensure that an updated assets inventory sheets and ProLog are well maintained
  • Ensure that all IRC assets and equipment are well maintained
  • Ensure that all assets that allocated to individuals are signed off equipment issue form
  • Ensure that all IRC premises are well maintained
  • Ensure that the movement of IRC assets is tracked and the necessary documentation is done when an asset changes its status.
  • Ensure that an up to date filing system for all assets maintained.
  • Review all monthly asset reports.
  • Recommend assets for disposal and ensure that the necessary paper work is prepared.

    Safety and Security

  • To ensure that staff operate in a safe and secure working environment.
  • To ensure that all new staff are briefed on security procedures.
  • To ensure that the IRC premises are secure at all times and a list of designated key holders is maintained and reviewed.
  • To ensure that there is a Fire Safety Plan in place and that quarterly fire drills are carried out.
  • To ensure that there are fully stocked First Aid Kits available in all IRC Vehicles, Offices, Warehouses and Guesthouses, at all times.
  • To ensure regular security check with the field sites or as requested by Logistics Coordinator

    Miscellaneous:

  • To attend meetings when requested by the supply chain manager
  • To maintain confidentiality.
  • To continually strive to improve working methods, practices and working relationships within IRC.
  • To promote an atmosphere of co-operation and team spirit among IRC staff.
  • To carry out all duties responsibly and act in a professional manner at all times.
  • Procurement reports
  • Monthly Procurement report
  • Monthly PR tracking and performance card
  • Commitments report to Finance
  • Any other procurement reports required by LC or direct Supervisor.

    Warehouse

  • Warehouse Monthly report
  • Inventory Report
  • Any other Warehouse reports required by LC or direct supervisor
  • Assets
  • Assets inventory report
  • Assets Monthly Report
  • Disposal plans
  • Any other Assets reports required by LC or direct supervisor

    Requirements:

  • Diploma in Logistics & supplies management or any another relevant field
  • Thorough method of working with ability to work under pressure to pursue multiple tasks simultaneously to successful conclusions;
  • Management ability to lead, motivate and develop staff;
  • Positive attitude with good sense of humour;
  • Committed team player;
  • Ability to live and work in a fairly isolated area and in conditions of limited comfort;
  • Basic computer skills (Word, Excel);
  • At least Three year's experience working as a logistician;
  • The following experience will all be advantageous: previous NGO work, work in Africa, experience in repairing/maintaining vehicles, communications (Codan HF, VHF).

    For more information and job application details, see; Supply Chain Officer - Procurement(Kakuma)

    9. Vacancy: Technical Advisor, Environmental Health (WASH)

    Sector: Environmental Health

    Location: Kenya

    Employee Type: Regular

    Employee Category: Full Time

    The EH team is situated institutionally within the Health Unit of IRC alongside reproductive health, child survival, primary health care and nutrition.

    Major Responsibilities:

  • Provide remote and on-site technical support and assistance in the design, development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of programming and project activities within the Environmental Health technical domain.
  • Maintain relationships with regional and country program coordinators and managers and offer them support, as needed, on program implementation and monitoring via regular field visits, emails, phone calls, etc.
  • Assist in the design and development of EH programs and country sector strategies.
  • Participate in the recruitment of EH field staff.
  • Promote staff development via training, workshops, exchange programs, and coaching.
  • Contribute to the continued development of the EH Field Guide and other IRC EH resources and policies.
  • Participate in research, teaching, and academic activities in the context of
  • IRC programs and strategic priorities.
  • Represent EH across the organization, serving as a resource to IRC staff seeking information about program activities, including external relations and advocacy departments.
  • Represent EH and the IRC in outside meetings and academic forums with donors, other non-governmental organizations, inter-agency working groups, foundations and other practitioners in the field.
  • Share and learn best practices gathered throughout the Technical Units to support robust evidence-based programming within the IRC.

    Job Qualifications:

    Education:

  • University degree in engineering, hydrology, environmental health or related subject.

    Work Experience:

  • At least five years experience in implementing environmental health programs in relief, post-emergency, and development settings.

    Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:

  • Technical expertise in water supply, sanitation, hygiene promotion, and vector control; experience in integrated EH + nutrition/health/livelihoods programming a plus.
  • Demonstrated expertise in program design, monitoring and evaluation, with the ability to turn concepts and strategy into measurable action.
  • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to write and present.
  • Ability to be flexible and work well under pressure in a fast-paced team environment and to work independently.
  • Demonstrated commitment to renewing and maintaining currency with best practices.

    Language Skills:

    English fluency and an ability to work in French are essential.

    Working Environment:

    Must be willing to travel up to 40% of the time to regional and international locations.

    For more information and job application details, see; Technical Advisor, Environmental Health (WASH)

    10. Women Protection & Empowerment Coordinator

    Sector: Women's Protection and Empowerment

    Location: Kenya

    Employee Type: Regular

    Employee Category: Full Time

    Summary of Responsibilities:

    Working under the supervision and guidance of the Deputy Director Programs (IRC Somalia), the Women’s Protection and Empowerment (WPE) Coordinator is a key member of the Somalia country Senior Management Team (SMT).

    The WPE Program Coordinator is the senior most technical and program expert on WPE programming within the Somalia program, and provides leadership, guidance, coordination and technical support to IRC’s GBV programs throughout Somalia.

    As a member of a larger research team, the WPE Program Coordinator also is responsible to ensure safe and effective implementation of current and subsequent research projects in the WPE program.

    The WPE Program Coordinator will provide regular technical support and field-based monitoring visits to WPE teams working in Mogadishu, Garowe and Galkayo to ensure that all interventions are technically sound, take into account international best practices, and are appropriately meeting the needs of survivors in target communities.

    S/He will be required to work in collaboration with other technical coordinators, the Grants unit, field-based teams, and local partner to ensure that program activities are implemented according to approved work plans, congruent with the Somalia country program strategic plan, and in accordance with the IRC program framework.

    Specific Responsibility

    Program Management

  • Work with the program staff to develop proposals and work plans to guide implementation of approved WPE grants.
  • Support the field teams in the implementation and monitoring of the work plans ensuring that activities reflect the commitments IRC made to the donor and the community;
  • In collaboration with WPE program staff, the Technical Advisor and the Deputy Director - Programs, oversee WPE programming in Somalia through regular monitoring and evaluation;
  • Ensure that ethical and sound data collection and information management systems are in place with associated information sharing protocols for GBV analysis, planning, evaluation, and advocacy
  • Ensure effective team communication and support between team members based in Nairobi and the three field sites, including opportunities for debriefing and staff care;
  • Provide guidance and technical support to sector-specific design and implementation through regular field visits.
  • Work with the program teams to ensure that field experiences are documented and used to advocate on behalf of the communities with which we work;
  • Support partnerships on GBV programming with Local Non-Governmental Organizations

    Human Resource Management:

  • Assist with the recruitment of GBV staff, in coordination with HR and the field and program management
  • In collaboration with the respective Field Coordinators (FCs), provide technical performance management (setting of objectives, appraisals and development plans) Work with the respective FCs in ensuring transition planning and capacity building of WPE staff.

    Finance, Budget and Grant Management:

  • Work with the field teams in the development of WPE program budgets and spending plans and any other grants as may be required;
  • Overall responsible for WPE program budgets.
  • Monitor budget spending in line with the spending plans and develop remedial plans where necessary to ensure budgets are optimally utilized.
  • Work closely with the field teams to ensure diligence in grants utilization
  • Work with the Grants Coordinator to ensure all WPE grants are in compliance with donor guidelines and contracts/ agreements including budget flexibility and reporting requirements.

    Strategy and Business Development:

  • Oversee the finalization of the WPE sector strategy and subsequent reviews;
  • Identify gaps in existing WPE programs and work with the team to develop innovative approaches and mechanisms to address them.
  • Work on new and potential opportunities for programming in WPE in line with country program strategic plan
  • Participate in the design and development of new programs or initiatives within the country program as required

    Required Qualifications:

  • MA/S or equivalent in health (MPH), social science, humanities or other related degree;
  • At least 2 years experience in direct service provision for survivors of sexual violence and domestic violence with a focus on case management and clinical care;
  • Experience with remote management;
  • Demonstrated experience in capacity building and mentoring of national and international staff
  • Knowledge, skills and experience in participatory methods, community development and partnership
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated effective coordination and networking skills
  • Proven experience managing multiple funding sources, producing donor proposals and reports
  • Excellent written and oral English skills
  • Excellent computer skills in programs such as: MS Word, Excel, Power Point.

    Preferred:

  • Previous experience in emergency preparedness and response,
  • Experience working with Somalia populations in the region
  • Experience working with UN cluster structures and GBV sub-clusters

    For more information and job application details, see; Women Protection & Empowerment Coordinator

    11. Vacancy: WPE Officer (Lodwar)

    Sector: Women's Protection and Empowerment

    Location: Kenya

    Employee Type: Regular

    Employee Category: Full Time

    Job Purpose / Objective:

    The WPE officer will provide technical support and leadership required for the successful implementation of Adolescent girls programming and will support the Senior GBV officer in awareness raising activities, including the provision of information on available GBV services and facilitating referrals.

    The WPE officer will be responsible for providing training and mentoring to adolescent girl’s mentors and the GBV working group in referring cases of GBV.

    This position reports to the GBV Senior Officer.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Under the supervision of the Senior GBV officer, provide technical oversight and capacity-building through training, mentorship and on-the-job support for community health workers (CHWs) and adolescent girls on GBV awareness-raising and referrals.
  • Provide leadership and guidance regarding GBV activities to all community workers to ensure all programme activities meet best practice standards as well as taking lead in discussions sessions for adolescent programming
  • Monitor awareness raising sessions and \one-on-one support to women, girls, and the general community on issues related to GBV.
  • Work with health staff and monitor activities, when requested or advised.
  • Strengthen and maintain networks with community leaders and groups and service providers to ensure that survivors receive compassionate support from the community and to encourage greater communication, collaboration and coordination among partners.
  • Input into referral pathways to ensure a community perspective is included.
  • Ensure referral pathways are shared and understood within the community
  • Ensure GBV coordination partners and CHWs understand and are able to utilize the referral system effectively.
  • Discuss difficult cases and next steps with the GBV Officer
  • Participate in development of monthly outreach plans with community workers, based on case trends and ongoing needs of women and girls, include strategies to reach women and girls who are more isolated/have special needs.
  • Collect and collate data about GBV, monitor trends and emerging issues.
  • Assist with identification of relevant GBV actors in Turkana. Visit stakeholders, conduct interviews, and compile responses.
  • Assist with the identification of potential local partners.
  • Provide input into capacity assessment and associated recommendations.
  • Assist with developing adequate project monitoring systems and help to ensure that GBV community workers utilize these systems correctly and consistently.
  • Assist with preparing all relevant reports regarding the IRC’s GBV activities.
  • Ensure timely implementation of GBV programme activities.
  • Provide administrative and logistical support to the program.
  • Fulfill any other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

    Key Result Areas

    Program

  • Quality program planning and implementation with partner organizations.
  • Program objectives are achieved.
  • Quality reports are produced and submitted on time.
  • Coordination with other partners including government agencies is strengthened.
  • Support and implement activities on adolescent girls programming

    Partnership

  • Good coordination with partners in the GBV program area in particular Turkana West
  • Capacity of implementing partners in planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting is strengthened.
  • Actively participate in GBV working group forums and other relevant forums at Turkana level
  • Case Management and Information Management
  • Implement a simple case management system for the health centers that is linked to the work and activities of the CHWs in the community
  • Implement an effective referral system at the interagency and community level to ensure survivors can access quality services in a timely manner.
  • Monitor internal referral system within IRC between the health and GBV program

    Required Qualifications:

  • Diploma in counseling and/or psychology.
  • A Social Science or related degree is preferred.

    Required Experience & Competencies:

  • Minimum 2 years of direct psychosocial/counseling experience with a reputable agency; experience working with survivors of violence preferred.
  • Clear understanding of gender, abuse of power, and issues surrounding violence against women.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality, medical ethics and respect for clients at all times.
  • Experience in participatory techniques and community mobilization
  • Strong ability to lead, train, supervise, facilitate and motivate others in their respective tasks in a professional, respectful and supportive manner.
  • Positive, highly motivated, innovative, with strong organizational and inter-personal skills.

    For more information and job application details, see; WPE Officer (Lodwar)

    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.

    IRC leading the way from harm to home.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; International Rescue Committee Jobs in Nairobi, Kenya by 31st November

    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 or disability.


    icipe Jobs in Nairobi Kenya

    icipe - African Insect Science for Food and Health is an intergovernmental organisation funded by governmental aid agencies, UN organisations and private foundations to carry out research and training in environmentally sound and sustainable management of arthropods for improving health and agricultural productivity in the tropics.

    icipe has over 400 staff to support its research and capacity building programmes located at various sites in Kenya, Ethiopia and Uganda.

    icipe wishes to recruit a suitable person to fill the following positions: 1. Research Scientist (DBM Technology Transfer).

    Ref. No. IRS/77/102014

    The position is tenable in Nairobi at the icipe Duduville campus and is available to commence immediately.

    This is a two-year contract, with a possibility of extension after successfully completing a six-month probation period of the first contract.

    A competitive compensation package will be offered to the right candidate.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be acknowledged.

    Overall Purpose of the Job: To take the lead role in up-scaling our activities relating to the biological control of the diamondback moth (DBM), a pest of cruciforms.

    The successful candidate will be responsible for the co-ordination and implementation of existing DBM pest control activities in eastern Africa as well as the roll out of the programme to other target countries.

    The incumbent will also assist to build capacity of national agricultural research systems (NARS), growers and policy makers, and transfer proven technologies developed by the Plant Health research team to the end users.

    Responsibilities:

  • Establishment of DBM biocontrol functional structures in the various countries (i.e. build/refurbish mass rearing facilities in target countries and transfer mass rearing techniques);
  • Cataloguing indigenous natural enemies of DBM in target countries as a prerequisite for introduction of exotic parasitoids;
  • Mass rearing, releases and follow up on establishment and impact of the introduced parasitoid species of DBM (Diadegma semiclausum and Cotesia plutellae) in various ecological zones in the target countries and assess their interaction with the indigenous natural enemies;
  • Assess and disseminate the impact of Cotesia plutellae in semi-arid regions of Kenya to other countries;
  • Develop knowledge management products to enhance technological uptake;
  • Train extension agents and farmers on locally adapted bio control IPM methodologies for DBM and other key crucifer pests;
  • Sensitise policy makers and the general public on vegetable integrated pest management (IPM) methodologies;
  • Contribute to capacity strengthening and knowledge transfer in the Plant Health
  • Division through training and technical backstopping of NARS partners;
  • Mentor and supervise technical staff, students and visiting scientists;
  • Engage research and development partners in the target countries for broader impact of the project;
  • Contribute to resource mobilisation efforts of the Plant Health Division;
  • Have oversight of budgets and deliverables of the DBM project;
  • Publish project results in peer-reviewed journals.

    Knowledge Required for Performing the Job

    Experience in any of the following areas will be considered an asset:

  • Proven track-record of R&D relating to classical biological control in horticultural crops;
  • Mass rearing of insects, natural enemies and DBM parasitoids in particular;
  • Knowledge management capabilities and technology transfer to NARS and growers;
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills for effective interactions and dissemination of project information.

    Requirements / Qualifications:

  • PhD degree in entomology or closely related field obtained within the last five years;
  • Excellent publication track record;
  • Ability to work well as part of, and to lead, multidisciplinary teams;
  • Demonstrated track record of working in community-based initiatives and projects that support vulnerable groups, to achieve the uptake and adoption of technologies;
  • Experience in communicating with growers, community leaders, and government officials;
  • Experience with project management and operational use of project finance and management systems, including procurement.

    Other Desirable Attributes:

    The ideal candidate will be a self-starter with excellent interpersonal, management and organisational skills.

    Reporting:

    This position reports to the Head of the Integrated Pest Management cluster.

    The selected candidate should be available to start as soon as possible.

    All applications must arrive via email on or before the 17th October 2014.

    2. Head of Human and Animal Health Division. Ref. No. IRS/78/102014 Overall Purpose of the Job: The overall purpose of the job is to lead the Human and Animal Health Division.

    Reporting to the Director of Research and Partnerships the successful applicant will be part of a multidisciplinary team providing leadership and research strategy to the Centre in collaboration with icipe’s other Divisions, Departments and Units.

    It is expected that the successful candidate will maintain a portfolio of research that is aligned with icipe’s strategy and goals.

    Responsibilities:

  • Work in collaboration with the icipe leadership team including the Director General, Director of Research and Partnerships (DRP) as well as Heads of Divisions, and Units to facilitate research and capacity building activities across the centre;
  • Promote and establish collaborative linkages with national, regional and international institutions in the relevant fields of the Division;
  • Actively seek and secure external support for the activities of the Division, including resources to develop and grow a personal research portfolio;
  • Manage and develop the staff of the Division to create and foster a culture of science excellence and to ensure the Division has the human resources required now and into the future;
  • Ensure the Division meets its legal and reporting responsibilities to all stakeholders, including national licensing authorities and donors.
  • Knowledge Required for Performing the Job
  • Previous experience in research management and a proven track record in a relevant area of scientific research as demonstrated by publication record and a history of securing external support for a portfolio of research.
  • Ability to create and foster an innovative work environment and to work within, and lead teams, to deliver on agreed goals.
  • Appropriate skills in research governance, including experience in the oversight of resource mobilisation and financial accountability.

    Requirements / Qualifications

  • PhD degree in medical or veterinary entomology from a reputable university.
  • Post training experience in molecular biology techniques.
  • Excellent publication track record.
  • 10 years experience gained at a senior level in either a research organisation or university.
  • Track record of writing successful proposals for large grants.
  • Proven record of managing large resources—both financial and human—in a research environment.
  • Experience in capacity building through supervision and mentorship of MSc and PhD students.
  • Excellent communication skills are mandatory.
  • Track record of exemplary leadership qualities is essential.

    Other Desirable Attributes

  • High degree of organisation, adaptability and prioritisation.

    Reporting: This position reports to the Director of Research and Partnerships.

    The selected candidates should be available to start as soon as possible.

    How to Apply

    All applications must arrive via email on or before the 3rd November 2014.

    Please quote the job reference number IRS/77/102014 on the email subject line.

    Interested applicants should submit:

    (a) a confidential cover letter,

    (b) detailed CV with names and addresses of 3 referees (including e-mail addresses, fax numbers), and

    (c) a one-page write-up on how you consider yourself suitable for the job, to: DBMTechnologyTransferScientist@icipe.org

    icipe is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    Women are strongly encouraged to apply


    Procter & Gamble Regulations and Technical Relations Associate Manager Job in Nairobi Kenya

    Vacancy: Regulations and Technical Relations Associate Manager

    Ref: CEE00001407

    Primary Location: KE - Nairobi Area

    Schedule: Full-time

    Description:

    The successful candidate will be expected to work with a multi-functional internal team to provide and adhere to all necessary compliance criteria for all registration, regulatory and other Global Product Stewardship (GPS) needs in the East Africa region.

    The candidate will also be responsible for providing the necessary framework for influencing, managing and leveraging professional and regulatory relationships externally to deliver business priorities.

    Qualifications

  • Min Degree or equivalent in Life Science (physiology, Biochemistry, pharmacy, etc) or Chemistry, other close disciplines with experience will be considered.
  • Ability to interpret data from different scientific disciplines and departments to ensure both functional and regional perspective is reflected in the scope of projects
  • Ability to develop creative Global Product Stewardship (GPS) strategies for initiatives being applied to the region;
  • Ability to support and manage the current business in the East Africa region. Leadership - Strong, proven track record of leadership desired and strong problem solving skills
  • Communication - Demonstrated ability to effectively lead and communicate with multi functional teams and provide updates to management.
  • Should have the ability to compile data, interpret and communicate in a simple and concise manner to both technical and non technical audiences
  • Collaboration - This role requires a high amount of interaction with other departments and strategic suppliers as well as agencies externally.
  • This role provides the candidate with the opportunity to work with various organizations.
  • Must have proven ability to work well with cross-functional team members
  • Self Starter - Must be self motivated with an ability to work independently when needed.
  • Should be able to assess a complex situation, distill information, design a plan and communicate simply
  • Externally Focused – Must be able to communicate with external stakeholders and influence regulations and standards to enable P&G to enter the market.
  • Critical to build stakeholder relationships with regulatory bodies, distributors, government departments, etc.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; Procter & Gamble Regulations and Technical Relations Associate Manager Job in Nairobi Kenya by 31st November


    Uasin Gishu County Government Jobs in Kenya

    County Government of Uasin Gishu

    County Public Service Board

    The County Public Service Board of Uasin Gishu wishes to recruit qualified individuals to fill the following positions in the County Public Service:

    Alcoholic Drinks Control Board

    The functions of the Board, as provided for in The Uasin Gishu County Alcoholic Drinks Control Act 2013, shall be to:

    a) Support and facilitate County Committees established under the act in carrying out their functions;

    b) Carry out campaigns and public education on alcoholic drinks control and dangers of drug abuse within the county directly and in collaboration with other public or private bodies and institutions;

    c) Facilitate citizen participation in matters related to alcoholic drinks control and campaigns against drug abuse in accordance with the framework for citizen participation established under the Constitution of Kenya, County Governments Act, the Urban Areas and Cities Act or any other relevant written law;

    d) Facilitate and promote in collaboration with other county and the national government institutions the establishment of treatment and rehabilitation facilities and programmes;

    e) Carry out research directly or in collaboration with other institutions and serve as the repository of data and statistics related to alcoholic drinks control and drug abuse and to disseminate such information to the public and government offices.

    f) Develop in collaboration with other counties and the national government departments strategies and plans for implementing the Act and control of alcohol abuse and any other relevant national legislation and coordinate and support their implementation;

    g) Advise the Executive Member generally on the exercise of his powers and performance of his functions under the Act, and in particular on county policy and laws to be adopted in regard to the production, manufacture, sale and consumption of alcoholic drinks;

    h) In collaboration with other relevant county departments, prepare and submit an alcoholic drinks status report bi- annually in the prescribed manner to the Executive Member which shall be transmitted to the County Executive Committee, county assembly and the Authority;

    i) Recommend to the Executive Member and participate in the formulation of laws and regulations related to alcoholic drinks;

    j) Monitoring and Evaluating the implementation of the Act 2013 including the operations of the County Committees and advising the executive member on the necessary measures to be adopted;

    k) In collaboration with the County Committee and the Enforcement Committee prepare and submit to the Authority and Executive Member on a quarterly basis, an alcohol abuse control status report and on such other matters as may be specified by the Authority or the Executive Member;

    1. Director – Alcoholic Drinks Control Board (One (1) Position)

    Reporting to the Chief Officer – Health Services, the Director shall:

    (a) Supervise and control the administration of the Fund

    (b) Impose conditions on the use of any expenditure personally authorized and may impose any restriction or other requirement concerning use of expenditure;

    (c) Cause to be kept proper books of account and other books and records in relation to the Fund as well as to all the various activities and undertakings of the Fund;

    (d) Prepare, sign and transmit through the executive member to the Auditor-General in respect of each financial year and within three (3) months after the end thereof, a statement of accounts relating to the Fund in accordance with the Public Audit Act, 2003 and in such details as the county treasury may from time to time direct;

    (e) Furnish such additional information as may be required for examinat ion and audi t by the Auditor-General or under any law; and

    (f) Designate such staff as may be necessary to assist in the management of the Fund provided that such staff shall work in the Board.

    Requirements for Appointment

  • A Holder of a relevant first Degree from a University recognized by the Commission for Higher Education of Kenya.
  • At least five (5) years’ experience in senior management.
  • Requisite experience in the fields of management & public health
  • Satisfies the provisions of Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya.

    2. Members - Alcoholic Drinks Control Board (Six (6) Positions)

    Members of the Board shall be persons from the following categories and at least one third shall be women:

    a) One person from the Public Health Profession

    b) One person representing the Youth.

    c) One person representing the Civil Society.

    d) One person representing the Religious groups.

    e) One person representing the Education Sector.

    f) One person from the Administration

    Requirements for Appointment

  • A Holder of a relevant first Degree from a University recognized by the Commission for Higher Education of Kenya.
  • A least three years’ experience/service in the category applied for.
  • Satisfies the provisions of Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya.
  • Department of Roads, Transport and Public Works

    Plant Operators (Twenty Two (22) Positions)

  • Grader Operators – 9
  • Excavator Operators- 3
  • Dozer Operator- 1
  • Roller Operators- 3
  • Backhoe Operators- 3
  • Wheel Loader Operator- 1
  • Skip Loader Operators – 2

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Operating plant/machinery
  • Keeping monthly records of the plants
  • Preparing monthly and weekly service schedules and ensuring that they are adhered to
  • Guiding and training of plant attendants
  • Liaising with officers in charge for major repairs
  • Repairing minor defects on the machines
  • Ensuring that the plant is in good condition
  • Ensuring cleanliness of the plant

    Qualifications and Skills:

  • A valid driving license with special class, free from any current endorsements Occupational Trade Test III for plant operators
  • Two (2) years’ experience in operating the plant/machine for which operator(s) are needed.
  • First Aid certificate course lasting not less than One (1) week from St. John ambulance or from Kenya Institute of Highways and Building Technology(KIHBT) or any other recognized institution
  • A valid Certificate of Good Conduct from Kenya Police.

    How to Apply

    Interested candidates should enclose up to-date CVs giving details of day time contacts, names and contacts of three referees, copies of relevant academic and professional certificates, National Identity Card or Passport, testimonials and other supporting documents.

    Manual applications indicating the position applied for should be submitted in a sealed envelope and addressed to:

    The Secretary
    County Public Service Board
    P.O. Box 1175-30100
    Eldoret

    or hand delivered to Room 114, 1st Floor, County Headquarters between 8.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. on working days.

    The applications close on Monday 27th October 2014.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    NB:

    1. Applicants for Position of Director and Members of the Alcoholic Drinks Control Board Must attach clearance certificates from:

    a. Criminal Investigation Department

    b. Kenya Revenue Authority

    c. Higher Education Loans Board

    d. Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission

    e. Credit Reference Bureau

    2 . Applicants Must indicate the position and category for which they are making the application e.g. “Application for…………………………” In their application letter and on the right hand side of the envelope.

    Those applying for Member-Alcoholic Drinks Control Board MUST indicate the category they are seeking to represent.

    Uasin Gishu County is an equal opportunity employer: Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities are encouraged to apply.

    The County Public Service Board of Uasin Gishu wishes to notify job applicants and the general public that it does not engage any agents in the recruitment process and any person(s) alleging to recruit or in any way facilitate the recruitment process for and on behalf of the County Public Service Board is a fraudster.


    Population Services International Jobs in Kenya

    PSI and its local affiliates support Ministries of Health to control malaria in 32 countries and are world leaders in the delivery of Long Lasting Insecticidal Nets (LLINs).

    PSI and affiliates have procured and delivered over 200 million nets in the past 10 years.

    PSI is also leading initiatives to monitor and improve malaria case management markets in Africa and South East Asia.

    These include the 10 country ACTwatch Project, the five country UNITAID RDT Private Sector Project, as well as ACT market transformation projects in a number of PSI programs.

    Position: Malaria Technical Advisor

    PSI is seeking an experienced, dynamic Malaria Technical Advisor to support and further develop its malaria control portfolio.

    The position will be based in Nairobi, Kenya with 40% travel and will report to the Director of the UNITAID RDT Private Sector Project.

    Responsibilities:

  • Refine and manage PSI’s malaria prevention and treatment strategies to maximize health impact.
  • Help PSI country programs to raise funds for malaria control in support of national control plans.
  • Provide support to PSI country programs to expand their malaria prevention and treatment activities, with particular focus on achieving, and maintaining, high coverage with LLINs and increasing access to effective diagnosis and treatment in support of national control plans.
  • Provide in-country and remote technical assistance on program design, resource mobilization, implementation, behavior change communications and integrated health delivery approaches.
  • Act as primary technical focal point for West and Central Africa.
  • Support existing RDT/ACT market transformation initiatives in 5 priority African countries.
  • Oversee malaria prevention knowledge management activities, including effective sharing of lessons learned throughout PSI country programs.
  • Produce and disseminate performance support resources (tool kits, case studies, peer review publications, etc.) for national and international audiences, to accelerate rapid transfer of best practices.
  • Pro actively engage with international malaria control partners to improve coordination at national and international levels.
  • Represent PSI at international malaria meetings in order to facilitate knowledge and information exchange.

    Qualifications:

  • Relevant post-graduate degree (MPH, MSc, PhD, etc.);
  • 5+ years work experience in a developing country in a technical or management capacity role;
  • Sound technical knowledge of malaria epidemiology and control policy and practice;
  • Experience in conducting LLIN distribution through both campaign and routine mechanisms.
  • Established international reputation in malaria control, knowledge of the partnership landscape and familiarity with the international donor community;
  • Demonstrated fund raising skills;
  • Strong writing and presentation skills;
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and French

    Status:

    Exempt

    Level 6

    Apply On line at PSI Jobs in Kenya by 31st November

    No calls or emails, please.

    PSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals regardless of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation or disability.


    UNOPS Jobs in Kenya

    Background Information - UNOPS

    UNOPS mission is to serve people in need by expanding the ability of the United Nations, governments and other partners to manage projects, infrastructure and procurement in a sustainable and efficient manner.

    Within these three core areas of expertise, UNOPS provides its partners with advisory, implementation and transactional services, with projects ranging from building schools and hospitals, to procuring goods and services and training local personnel.

    UNOPS works closely with governments and communities to ensure increased economic, social and environmental sustainability for the projects we support, with a focus on developing national capacity.

    Working in some of the world’s most challenging environments, our vision is to advance sustainable implementation practices in development, humanitarian and peacebuilding contexts, always satisfying or surpassing partner expectations.

    We employ more than 6,000 personnel and on behalf of our partners create thousands more work opportunities in local communities.

    Through our headquarters in Copenhagen, Denmark and a network of offices, we oversee activities in more than 80 countries.

    Background Information - Kenya

    Kenya

    The UNOPS Kenya Operational Hub (KEOH) plays a critical role in providing management services-for its life-saving peace-building, humanitarian and development operations; supporting projects on behalf of a range of partners and creating real results that matter for people in need.

    KEOH is implementing projects worth more than$40 million in eastern and southern Africa and is helping its partners achieve project goals in sustainable project management, sustainable procurement, sustainable infrastructure, human resource management and advisory services

    The UNOPS Kenya Operational Hub (KEOH), located in Nairobi, Kenya, spans across East Africa, covering Kenya,Somalia, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi and Eritrea.

    The Office is comprised of 150 personnel with the right mix of critical skills needed for effective services delivery.

    KEOH implements projects in infrastructure, procurement, environment, health, grants management, financial management, human resources and advisory services.

    There are also several regional environmental projects that span across Africa and parts of Asia that are being managed by KEOH project managers.

    1. Position title: Programme Assistant

    Vacancy code: VA/2014/B5303/5921

    Level: ICS-6

    Department/office: AFO, KEOH, Kenya

    Duty station: Nairobi, Kenya

    Contract type: Fixed Term

    Contract level: G6

    Duration: 1 year renewable subject to availability of funds

    Application period: 09-Oct-2014 to 24-Oct-2014

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    Background Information - Job-specific

    The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is the United Nations system’s designated entity for addressing environmental issues at the global and regional level.

    Its mandate is to coordinate the development of environmental policy consensus by keeping the global environment under review and bringing emerging issues to the attention of governments and the international community for action.

    The SWITCH Africa Green Project is being implemented by the Regional Office for Africa, in coordination with the other UNEP Divisions and partners.

    The Programme Assistant will be located in Nairobi duty station, and will report directly to the Regional Coordinator of the Resource Efficiency sub-programme, and work under the overall supervision of the Director of the Regional Office for Africa.

    The Programme Assistant will provide support to the SWITCH Africa Green Project, which aims to support six African countries to achieve sustainable development and poverty eradication through the transition to an inclusive green economy and a shift to sustainable consumption and production patterns.

    Functional Responsibilities

    Within limits of delegated authority, the Programme Assistant will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Provides assistance in support of planning and implementing activities for the SWITCH Africa Green Project.
  • Assists in monitoring the status of project activities; takes necessary action to ensure project documents are completed and submitted to relevant parties for action.
  • Assists in the monitoring and evaluation of the project; categorizes, updates, tracks and analyses data; carries out periodic status reviews, identifies issues and initiates requisite follow-up actions.
  • Researches, compiles, analyses, summarises and presents basic information/data on the building and construction sector.
  • Provides support to other sustainable consumption and production and green economy related projects and activities in UNEP- ROA
  • Assists in the preparation and analysis of programme budget proposals; provides assistance in the interpretation of budget guidelines.
  • Supports reporting on budget revisions, expenditures and obligations, verifies availability of funds; initiates financial authorizations for expenditures.
  • Serves as focal point for coordination, monitoring and expedition of programme implementation activities, involving extensive liaison with a diverse organisational units to initiate requests, prepare standard terms of reference against programme objectives, obtain necessary clearances, process and follow-up on administrative actions and resolve issues related to project implementation.
  • Drafts correspondence and communications related to all aspects of programme administration, including work plan and budgets, revisions and other related issues, as well as prepares unit contributions for a variety of periodic reports.
  • Prepares, maintains and updates files (electronic and paper) and internal databases; designs and generates a variety of periodic and ad hoc reports, statistical tables, graphic content, and other background materials/notes to facilitate inspection and other reviews.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

    Competencies

    Professionalism:

  • Knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches related to sustainable consumption and production, resource efficiency and green economy.
  • Demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter.
  • Possess conceptual analytical and evaluative skills to conduct independent research and analysis.
  • Ability to apply judgment in the context of assignments given, plan own work and manage conflicting priorities.
  • Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results.
  • 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 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;
  • 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.

    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.

    Client Orientation:

  • Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view;
  • Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients;
  • Identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions;
  • Monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep Informed and anticipate problems;
  • Keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects;
  • Meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.

    Education/Experience/Language requirements

  • A Secondary Diploma is required.
  • A Bachelors Degree in project management, urban planning, natural sciences or a related field is significantly desired
  • A minimum of two years of progressively responsible experience in project/programme management, administration or related area.
  • Fluency in written and oral English required.

    Contract type, level and duration

  • Contract type: Fixed Term

  • Contract level: G6

  • Contract duration: 1 Year renewable subject to availability of funds

    2. Position title: Project Officer

    Vacancy code: VA/2014/B5303/5965

    Level: ICS-8

    Department/office: AFO, KEOH, Kenya

    Duty station: Nairobi, Kenya

    Contract type: International ICA

    Contract level: IICA-1

    Duration: One-year, renewable based on performance

    Application period: 09-Oct-2014 to 19-Oct-2014

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    Background Information - Job-specific

    KEOH PIU offers services that are complimentary to the front end of any physical infrastructure project including, feasibility studies, construction assessments, developing standard systems and manuals for infrastructure development with local government counterparts, detailed construction design and documentation with BOQ’s and specification.

    It offers complete turnkey solutions to serve its clients’ needs.

    Functional Responsibilities

    Under the overall supervision of the Head of Infrastructure in the Kenya Operational Hub (KEOH) Physical Infrastructure Unit (PIU) in Nairobi, the Project Officer will undertake the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Provide support to PIU Project Managers in the preparation of project documents, implementation plans, Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) plans, project briefs and stakeholder mapping documents.
  • Provide support to the PIU Head of Infrastructure in implementing a Communications and Reporting Management Strategy for all projects within the PIU portfolio.
  • Oversee all project reporting activities to ensure compliance with donor requirements.
  • Promote effective planning and reporting through building the capacity of field staff in reporting and communications.
  • Coordinate project reporting activities together with project managers and provide guidance in internal progress reporting.
  • Produce monthly, quarterly and annual progress reports on the PIU portfolio.
  • Provide substantive research and analytical support including contribution to briefing materials and other communication documents.
  • Provide analysis and substantive reporting on project status for PIU.
  • Facilitate the preparation of annual project work plans by preparing templates, providing guidance to projects and consolidating data on project targets and outputs.
  • Assist in preparation of regular and ad hoc management reports for PIU as required.
  • Ensure all relevant documentation is complete and properly stored in KEOH archives.
  • Examine best practices from other UN or similar organizations Country Offices and identify local solution opportunities for resolving identified issues.
  • Prepare briefing materials as required for mission travel and/or discussion on project activities and status.
  • Take the lead in planning, development and implementation of various communications strategies and campaigns in conjunction with the PIU Head of Infrastructure.
  • Prepare or oversee preparation of a diverse range of information communications products in support of PIU’s initiatives; produce marketing and reporting brochures, project factsheets, audio-visuals and events.
  • Support the development of tools and a platform for M&E data and content management, ensuring knowledge management practices are in place to share data with partners and donors.
  • Substantive M&E of PIU projects, identification of implementation challenges and development of solutions together with the project teams based on lessons learned.
  • Liaise with UNOPS Headquarter staff on a regular basis to ensure compliance with UNOPS standards regarding M&E, reporting and communications.

    Monitoring and Project Controls

  • Accurate and good quality documents produced.
  • Timely preparation of reports to donor.
  • Prepare appropriate reports as required.

    Reporting and Deliverables

  • Implement a Communications and Reporting Management Strategy for the PIU in accordance with donor and partner requirements.
  • Production of Monthly/Quarterly/Interim/Yearly PIU Monitoring Reports.
  • Continuous review of project performance and make recommendations for the utilisation of lessons learned for professional and project development.
  • Continuous knowledge management and reporting and communications support to the PIU team.
  • Conduct training and mentoring to build the reporting capacity of the KEOH office. Competencies

  • Planning & Organising – Ability to plan, organise, manage and implement work assignments, juggle competing demands and work under pressure of frequent and tight deadlines.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and to align work to ensure that goals and strict deadlines are met.
  • Teamwork – Strong interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and working relations with people in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.
  • Communications – Strong spoken and written communication skills in English.
  • Commitment to Continuous Learning – Willingness to keep abreast of new developments in the political and business environment in the KEOH area of operations.
  • Professionalism – Sound knowledge of, and exposure to, a range of project management issues, including related political, social and economic dimensions.
  • Proficiency in the usage of computers and MS Office software packages.
  • Ability to perform with professionalism, integrity and commitment to project demands.
  • Demonstrates integrity and fairness, displays cultural and gender sensitivity, shows strong corporate commitment and complies with the United Nations code of conduct.

    Education/Experience/Language requirements

  • Bachelors Degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Political Sciences, Social Sciences or other relevant field is required.
  • Master’s Degree or equivalent in Business Administration, Public Administration, Political Sciences, Social Sciences or other related field would be an added advantage.
  • Project management certification an asset.
  • Minimum 2 years relevant work experience is required.
  • Experience working with UN or other Humanitarian/Development agencies will be well regarded.
  • Relevant experience in developing countries a distinct advantage.
  • Familiarity with UNOPS project management, reporting and communications policies and procedures highly desirable.

    Certifications

  • Project management certification an asset. Contract type, level and duration

  • Contract type: International ICA

  • Contract level: IICA 1

  • Contract duration: 1 year renewable subject to performance and availability of funds

    For more details about the ICA contractual modality, please follow this link: ICA Jobs in Kenya

    Additional Considerations

  • Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time (CET)

  • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.

  • Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be notified.

    Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

  • For staff positions UNOPS reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level than the advertised level of the post

  • The incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS.

  • It is the policy of UNOPS to conduct background checks on all potential recruits/interns.

  • Recruitment/internship in UNOPS is contingent on the results of such checks.

    To Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; UNOPS Programme Assistant Jobs in Kenya by 24th October 2014


    Communication, Media and Advocacy Officer TB ARC project

    Tracking Code: 6346

    Job Location: Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya

    Company Location: Kenya, Nairobi

    Position Type: Full-Time/Regular

    Job Description

    PATH is an international organization that drives transformative innovation to save lives and improve health, especially among women and children.

    We accelerate innovation across five platforms—vaccines, drugs, diagnostics, devices, and system and service innovations—that harness our entrepreneurial insight, scientific and public health expertise, and passion for health equity.

    By mobilizing partners around the world, we take innovation to scale, working alongside countries primarily in Africa and Asia to tackle their greatest health needs.

    Together, we deliver measurable results that disrupt the cycle of poor health.

    PATH seeks to recruit a Communication Media and Advocacy Officer for TB ARC project. The Program Officer will provide technical assistance (TA) to the Division of Leprosy, Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (DLTLD) within the Department of Health.

    S/he will support division to conceptualize, design and implement the Communication, Media and Advocacy activities in line with the respective strategies.

    The Program Officer will work closely with the Communication staff at the Division as well as other key stakeholders in the coordination of activities aimed at raising the profile, visibility and levels of response by the division.

    He or she will work closely with staff from CHS and other implementing partners in the TB ARC project.

    The project officer will coordinate media activities and activations to ensure sufficient coverage of the division and its activities.

    The Project officer will liaise with CHS and the responsible officer at PATH to ensure the advocacy agenda of the division is met.

    Specific duties and responsibilities:

    To support the implementation of the TB ARC communication media and advocacy strategy.

  • To provide support to the communication and media work at NLTLD.
  • To report on the progress of the communication media and advocacy work plan including the coordination of the delivery of its outputs.
  • To oversee internal and external communication and media work to reach out more effectively to assigned project’ target audiences.
  • To ensure dissemination of communication messages relevant to various projects as required.
  • Monitor, analyze & document media coverage of TB activities as well as the division public activities.
  • To strengthen TBARC’s media relations as a tool to engage broader publics.
  • To represent the project at meetings with institutions and other external stakeholders as well as at conferences, seminars and other media events when required.
  • Contribute to the writing, editing and production of communication materials for the project including press briefing notes, press releases, the website and social media and ensure publication
  • Contribute in provision of technical assistance to the TBARC partners in all aspects of media and communications, including the development of promotional materials.
  • Prepare presentations when required.
  • Support documentation of project activities Lead the writing monthly, quarterly and annual reports for the TB ARC project and as may be assigned.
  • To participate in other activities as requested by the organization.
  • Provide updates at the regular implementing partners meetings about the communication and branding activities at the DLTLD as well as generate opportunities for partner interaction, magnification and linkages with the media campaigns.
  • Liaise with the M&E Advisor and the M&E Manager to ensure that communication activities are appropriately evaluated for impact.
  • Participate and assist in the development of all reports for the project including quarterly reports, annual, etc.
  • Develop content for the website and regularly update the site.
  • Liaise regularly with the Website manager to keep website content fresh and integrated with work from the mass media campaign.

    Required Skills

  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Knowledge of public health issues, especially related to primary healthcare;
  • Conversant with health issues especially those related to TB and HIV in Kenya.
  • Proven ability to communicate to a wide range of audiences, while observing sensitivity to cultural differences.
  • Strong working knowledge of computer programs and packages like Microsoft word, Excel, Power point.

    Required Experience

  • Degree in Communications or Community Development with experience in web design, digital media and social media.
  • Diploma in mass communication, marketing or advertising with over five years’ experience in digital communication maintaining Websites, social media engagement will be an added advantage.
  • 6-8 years relevant field experience in development and management of mass media campaigns.
  • Demonstrated experience in designing and implementing mass media campaigns, prior experience as a Website administrator or Web creator is desired.
  • Working knowledge and experience with behavior change communication methodologies and measuring impact of BCC interventions.
  • Ability to work as a team player and be a problem solver.
  • Dedicated and committed to high quality results and willing to work beyond regular hours.

    You must currently have legal authorization to work in Kenya.

    PATH is dedicated to diversity and is an equal opportunity employer.

    For more information and job application details, please contact careersitehelp@path.org by 31st November 2014


    Jumia Jobs in Kenya

    Company: Jumia Kenya

    Jumia is the #1 leader of E-commerce in Africa.

    Our company is part of Rocket Internet, a global and leading incubator of start ups specialized in e-commerce.

    We have already built in France successful companies like Groupon, Zalando, Wimdu, EDarling, Glossybox…

    We are present in more than 20 countries in Europe, Middle East, Asia and Latin America and this accumulated experience has allowed us to develop a strong platform, which can support new ventures with both advice and capital on a truly global basis.

    Jumia has expanded its activities in Kenya.

    To support our development we are currently looking for outstanding candidates interested in entrepreneurship and e-commerce to join us.

    This is a perfect opportunity to participate in an entrepreneurial adventure that will lead to the future stars of the web universe.

    1. Vacancy: Accountant

    Role

  • Assist with statutory filings

  • Assist with month end close process - processing general journals on accounting system, reviewing accruals, prepayments

  • Preparing bank reconciliation (daily / weekly)

  • Supplier statement reconciliation

  • Other support to finance team as required.

    Required Experience

  • 2 -3 years experience as an accountant
  • a degree & local accounting qualification
  • knowledge / experience of processing receivables and payables
  • experience of making statutory filings (for local taxes).
  • experience with basic accounting systems like quickbooks or sage
  • Ability to do bank reconciliations and supplier statement reconciliations
  • Strong excel skills

    2. Vacancy: Vendor Manager - Sports Category

    Job Description: Vendor Manager - Sports Category

    The role of the Vendor Manager includes but is not limited to:

  • Handling relationships with new and current suppliers (includes talking to them every day and developing a rapport).
  • Getting the weekly promotion items from the suppliers.
  • Negotiating costs and payment terms with the suppliers.
  • Getting new releases as soon as the suppliers have them.
  • Shortlisting and prioritizing key suppliers.
  • Finding new suppliers with no limits, try to source and sell every product within your category.
  • Monitoring stock levels and planning the purchasing policy well in advance.
  • Having an accurate knowledge of competition: who they are, what prices they have and their products.
  • Analyzing consumer buying behavior and predicting future trends.
  • Attending trade fairs / events and sourcing for new products.
  • Producing Monthly sales reports.
  • Liaising with various teams within the organization to ensure a smooth flow of operations.

    Qualifications and Experience

  • Purchasing and supplies qualifications.
  • 2 years and above work experience in a similar capacity.
  • Excellent computer skills.
  • Knowledge of Sports equipment and paraphernalia will be an added advantage.
  • Exceptional analytical, organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Proactive, Entrepreneurial and proven ability to deliver exceptional results.

    3. Vacancy: Vendor Manager - Home and Living

    Job Description: Vendor Manager - Home and Living

    The role of the Vendor Manager includes but is not limited to:

  • Handling relationships with new and current suppliers (includes talking to them every day and developing a rapport).
  • Getting the weekly promotion items from the suppliers.
  • Negotiating costs and payment terms with the suppliers.
  • Getting new releases as soon as the suppliers have them.
  • Shortlisting and prioritizing key suppliers.
  • Finding new suppliers with no limits, try to source and sell every product within your category.
  • Monitoring stock levels and planning the purchasing policy well in advance.
  • Having an accurate knowledge of competition: who they are, what prices they have and their products.
  • Analyzing consumer buying behavior and predicting future trends.
  • Attending trade fairs / events and sourcing for new products.
  • Producing Monthly sales reports.
  • Liaising with various teams within the organization to ensure a smooth flow of operations.

    Qualifications and Experience

  • Purchasing and supplies qualifications.
  • 2 years and above work experience in a similar capacity.
  • Excellent computer skills.
  • Knowledge of Home and Living products will be an added advantage.
  • Exceptional analytical, organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Proactive, Entrepreneurial and proven ability to deliver exceptional results.

    4. Vacancy: Vendor Manager - TV’s and Cameras

    Job Description: Vendor Manager - TV’s and Cameras

    The role of the Vendor Manager includes but is not limited to:

  • Handling relationships with new and current suppliers (includes talking to them every day and developing a rapport).
  • Getting the weekly promotion items from the suppliers.
  • Negotiating costs and payment terms with the suppliers.
  • Getting new releases as soon as the suppliers have them.
  • Shortlisting and prioritizing key suppliers.
  • Finding new suppliers with no limits, try to source and sell every product within your category.
  • Monitoring stock levels and planning the purchasing policy well in advance.
  • Having an accurate knowledge of competition: who they are, what prices they have and their products.
  • Analyzing consumer buying behavior and predicting future trends.
  • Attending trade fairs / events and sourcing for new products.
  • Producing Monthly sales reports.
  • Liaising with various teams within the organization to ensure a smooth flow of operations.

    Qualifications and Experience

  • Purchasing and supplies qualifications.
  • 2 years and above work experience in a similar capacity.
  • Excellent computer skills.
  • Knowledge of TV’s and Cameras an added advantage.
  • Exceptional analytical, organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Proactive, Entrepreneurial and proven ability to deliver exceptional results.

    5. Vacancy: Photo Editor

    Job Description

  • Coordinating different teams to ensure production of high quality web content
  • Editing images, visuals and all required materials.
  • Mastering Photoshop (speed of execution, images/logo adjustments, creation and layout, quick understanding of guidelines and briefs)
  • You have significant experience with graphic Design and like challenging environment.

    Qualifications

  • Creative and imaginative.
  • Expert in the Adobe Creative Suite
  • Able to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Good communication skills

    6. Vacancy: Hub Manager

    Job Description:

  • In charge of the dispatch of packages in Mombasa on behalf of Jumia
  • In charge of a fleet of riders
  • In charge of the good reception of packages from Nairobi and dispatch of returned items to Nairobi
  • In charge of daily financial reconciliation
  • In charge of dispatch of packages to Jumia Pickup Point in Nakuru

    Qualification:

  • Very good knowledge of Nakuru and its region
  • Proven track record in a a logistics company
  • Excellent English

    Work hours: 7h30 am - 5pm + Saturday morning 8am - 1pm

    Salary: to be determined

    Our offer

  • A unique education in launching and scaling new internet concepts
  • Become part of a highly professional and dynamic team working around the world
  • An attractive salary package
  • An unparalleled personal and professional growth as our longer-term objective is to train the next generation of leaders for our future internet ventures

    Please note that if you are shortlisted you will be required to come with your own laptop for this interview

    Please apply using this link: Jumia Jobs in Kenya

    Or

    Please send your resume to: joinus-kenya@jumia.com by 31st October


    USAID Africa Lead II Project Jobs in Kenya

    USAID Building Capacity for African Agricultural Transformation (Africa Lead II) Project

    Background:

    The USAID Building Capacity for African Agricultural Transformation (Africa Lead II) Project is a five-year effort to support and advance the agricultural transformation in Africa as proposed by the African Union Comprehensive African Agricultural Development Program (CAADP), while simultaneously contributing to the Feed the Future goals of reduced hunger and poverty, by building the capacity of men and women African leaders, institutions and stakeholders to develop, lead, and manage the structures needed for the transformation process.

    This project has three components:

    1. The establishment of institutional/organizational architecture to lead African agriculture transformation at the national and regional levels, operating at the highest level of effectiveness;

    2. The operationalization of capacity to manage policy change and alignment process; and

    3. The effective participation and leading when necessary, of Non-State Actors (NSAs) in the CAADP process.

    1. Title: Contracts and Procurement Specialist

    Location: Nairobi, Kenya (with in-country and periodic international travel)

    Period of Performance: October 15, 2014 – September 30, 2018 (funding dependent)

    Responsibilities:

    The Contracts and Procurement Specialist will have primary responsibility to provide contracting and procurement support to the Finance and Administration Department.

    Specifically, the Contracts and Procurement Specialist will:

    Contracts Administration:

  • Preparation, revision and administration of contracts for purchase of goods and services;
  • Prepare contract briefs summarizing contractual requirements;
  • Track authorizations and correspondences;
  • Prepare contracts modification, including reporting on status of deliverables;
  • Maintain an audit file for each contract which will include original contract, all correspondences, changes/deviations, amendments and clarifications;
  • Perform closing of activities;
  • Procurement of Goods and Services:
  • Review requisitions to determine that proper specifications or purchase descriptions are included in the solicitation documents;
  • Prepare and review all solicitations and amendments for adequacy and completeness before they are sent to bidders;
  • Prepare the proposals and quotation selection memo and evaluation report together with the evolution committee members;
  • Enter requisition in TAMIS for locally procured goods required for Nairobi office;
  • Ensure proper competition requirements are met, according to the Africa Lead II procurement manual and USAID regulations;
  • Complete comparison bid matrix in TAMIS;
  • Check all venders against SAM lists;
  • Submit requisition to Finance and Operations Director for approval and follow upon for team Leader approval;
  • Ensure purchase orders are signed by both parties and filled appropriately;
  • Understand and ensure compliance with Africa Lead II geographic code and source/origin requirements from USAID procurement guidelines;
  • Undertake the entire annual Expression of Interest for Business service providers and the preferred vendors.
  • (The Ad, Bidders tracker, review of the evaluation report for compliance);
  • Monitor vendor performance for compliance with terms and conditions of award;
  • Follow on DUNS vendor registration;
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.

    Independent Consultants and Staff:

  • Assist Finance and Operations Director and technical staff with identification of independent consultants including staff hires;
  • Follow up with potential consultants and staff on supporting documentation to facilitate such hires;
  • Prepare independent consultants’ agreement and ensure full execution;
  • Prepare employment agreement and ensure full execution;
  • Update ICA and employment agreements on TAMIS;
  • Coordinate the posting of formal advertisements in local papers or websites when required;
  • Check all potential consultants and staff against SAM list;

    Record Keeping:

  • Maintain procurement filling system in accordance with Africa LEAD II Project
  • Record Map and DAI policies; hard copy and soft copy filling;
  • Periodically audit of office technical project files;
  • Keep and update the request for proposals tracker;
  • Keep and update the request for quotation tracker;
  • Keep and update the STTA tracker;
  • Keep and update leave days tracker;
  • Update ICA and Staff files

    Reporting:

  • Provide to the Finance and Operations Director weekly short bulleted list of priorities for upcoming week and accomplishments from previous week.

    Other:

  • Participate in weekly staff meetings;
  • Undertake any other duties as may be assigned by the Finance and Operations Director or team.
  • Performance Criteria: Africa Lead II is a performance-based project, highly dependent on individuals and team core competencies.
  • Each staff member will participate in a semi-annual evaluation and receive feedback.

  • Based on this evaluation, decisions related to promotion or salary increase will be made.

    Supervision:

    The Contracts and Procurement Specialist will report to the Finance and Operations Director, and will collaborate closely with other members of the Team - to ensure smooth coordination of activities.

    Qualifications, Background and Experience:

    Education:

    Possess minimum of degree in Business Administration or equivalent;

    Work Experience:

  • Minimum of 3 years of work experience in the field of procurement and contracts in USAID funded projects;
  • Experience of providing excellent customer service;
  • Experience of working in a fast paced office environment.

    Skills:

  • Demonstrated effective interpersonal skills;
  • Good written and communication skills;
  • Ability to work to deadlines;
  • Excellent attention to details;
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality;
  • Computer skills in word processing and spreadsheet and ability to use database programs.

    Deadline to submit your CV is October 17, 2014.

    2. Title: Administrative Officer

    Location: Nairobi, Kenya (with in-country and periodic international travel)

    Period of Performance: November 1, 2014 – September 30, 2018 (funding dependent)

    Responsibilities:

    The Administrative Officer will have primary responsibility to man the switchboard, receive visitors and support the team in data entry and procurement.

    Specifically, the Administrative Officer will:

    Data Entry:

  • Enter data by inputting alphabetic and numeric information using an established procedure and through a detailed web based interface (TAMIS);
  • Maintain data entry requirements by following data program techniques and Procedures;
  • Verify entered data by reviewing, correcting, deleting, or reentering data;
  • combining data from multiple systems when information is incomplete; purging files to eliminate duplication of data;
  • Contribute to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed;

    Logistics:

  • Assist in the logistics for all training courses, workshops, and other activities in coordination with the Events Manager and other team members.
  • Assist in providing logistical support for project activities, including arranging travel, visas, accommodations, venue hiring, and/or shipping of materials

    Reception:

  • Answer incoming calls, determine purpose and route calls to respective staff; operate the switchboard;
  • Respond to queries about the program and provide callers with address, direction and other information;
  • Take and deliver messages to staff;
  • Greet visitors warmly and make sure they are comfortable;
  • Follow up with staff being visited and ensure both the visitor and staff have a room to meet;
  • Receive, sort and route both incoming and outgoing mail;
  • Monitor visitors access to the office and issues passes when required;
  • Ensure reception area is tidy;

    Reporting:

  • Provide to the Finance and Operations Director weekly short bulleted list of priorities for upcoming week and accomplishments from previous week;

    Other:

  • Participate in weekly staff meetings; and
  • Undertake any other duties as may be assigned by the Finance and Operations Director or team.

    Performance Criteria:

  • Africa Lead II is a performance-based project, highly dependent on individuals and team core competencies.
  • Each staff member will participate in a semi-annual evaluation and receive feedback.
  • Based on this evaluation, decisions related to promotion or salary increase will be made.

    Supervision:

  • The Administrative Officer will report to the Finance and Operations Director, and will collaborate closely with other members of the Team to ensure smooth coordination of activities.

    Qualifications, Background and Experience:

    Education:

  • Possess bachelor degree in Business Administration or equivalent

    Work Experience:

  • Minimum of 3 years of work experience in the field of project administration;
  • Data entry experience with an ability to record data accurately;
  • Experience of providing excellent customer service;
  • Experience of working in a fast paced office environment.

    Skills:

  • Strong customer service orientation;
  • Solid communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to use discretion and maintain all confidentiality;
  • Ability to use sound judgement in responding to issues and concerns;
  • Ability to set priorities work implementation;
  • Typing skills will be a plus;
  • Good attention to details;
  • Proficiency in computer skills and ability to use data base programs.

    If you believe you qualify for this job, kindly submit your CV and current/expected salary to hrafricalead@dai.com

    Only qualified candidates will be contacted.

    Deadline to submit your CV is October 20, 2014.


    Nowa Moyie Foundation Monitoring and Evaluation Assistant Job in Ahero Kenya

    Organization: Nowa Moyie Foundation

    Title: Monitoring and Evaluation Assistant

    Reports To: Program Manager

    Location: Ahero

    Closing Date: 17 October, 2014

    Nowa Moyie Foundation is a Non-Governmental Organization working in Nyando, Muhoroni and Nyakach sub counties of Kisumu County with its offices based in Ahero.

    The organization’s mission is, to strengthen the capacity of widows, Orphans and Vulnerable Children to alleviate the impact of poverty and HIV/AIDS.

    Nowa Moyie Foundation is seeking to recruit a Monitoring and Evaluation Assistant to perform the functions outlined below

    Purpose:

    The purpose of this position is to strengthen NOWA Moyie Foundation M&E capacity and to develop and implement M&E systems focused on data collection, collation, storage, analysis and reporting to ensure accountability to NMF stakeholders.

    Responsibilities

  • Managing day to day M&E activities which include submission of timely and accurate monthly and quarterly reports to the management.
  • Design appropriate monitoring tools and strengthen data collection system
  • Strengthen documentation of implementation activities
  • Assist in data analysis for compilation of quarterly, annual and ad hoc program data
  • Collect, compile and analyze data and reports and create consolidated progress reports.
  • Support teams review and reflect on project implementation processes to enhance learning and replication of best practices
  • Provide support to implement the M&E plan, revise and update performance questions, indicators, methods, formats and analytical processes.
  • Verify performance information provided by program teams to ensure accuracy
  • Enhance community M&E mechanisms/structures through participatory processes.
  • Facilitate documentation and reporting of assessments, program data, case studies, best practice and lessons learned for internal and external sharing.
  • Undertake any other tasks and responsibilities appropriate to the position level from time to time.

    Critical Competencies

  • Strong analytical and report writing skills.
  • Good understanding of project planning, implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation processes.
  • Good contextual knowledge of local issues, community priorities, organizational relationships.
  • Knowledge of statistical computer packages.
  • Excellent written, verbal and presentation communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills.
  • Strong results orientation and Ability to work with minimal supervision and as part of a team

    Qualifications

  • Diploma level education in Social Science / Monitoring and Evaluation.
  • Special training in IT/statistics / development related studies
  • At least 2 years of experience preferable NGO related.
  • Knowledge and experience with NGO operations programming
  • Knowledge and Use of computer packages

    Terms & Conditions

    One year contract – renewable depending on performance and availability of funds.

    To Apply:

    Interested candidates are encouraged to apply by sending a cover letter providing details of current and expected remuneration, detailed curriculum vitae with testimonials to:

    The Director,
    Nowa Moyie Foundation,
    P.O. Box 173-40101,
    Ahero, Kenya.

    E-mail applications should be addressed to nowamoyie@yahoo.com, quoting the position title on the subject line.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


    Kesho Community Based Organisation Program Officers Jobs in Kenya

    Vacancies:

    1. Program Officer - ECD & Primary

    2. Program Officer - Youth Development

    About Us:

    Kesho is an award winning, dynamic, medium sized and growing Community Based Organisation currently helping nearly 400 children access school and university and also supporting around 1,000 of their siblings, peers, parents and teachers.

    Founded in 2004, Kesho takes a novel long-term, creative and holistic approach to change offering financial support for education, academic and literacy support, enrichment and training, child protection and family support.

    The Positions:

    Two exciting opportunities have arisen within Kesho for innovative, effective, self-driven Programme Officers to design, implement and evaluate their programmes to meet the strategic objectives of Kesho and to ensure the specific needs of the children we support are met.

    Early Childhood Development (ECD) & Primary:

    The position involves meeting the individual needs of the ~130 primary and nursery children in the programme.

    This includes, providing financial support to children to attend school, engaging parents and partners, and working directly with teachers in schools and in our resource centre to generate a passion for reading and improve literacy levels.

    S/he would be supported by a small team of ~3 volunteers.

    Youth Development:

    This is a new position to develop a program to supporting the ~110 Kesho school leavers on their journey through tertiary education, employment or in enterprise.

    Specifically it will include providing financial support for education, academic and career advice, support in job, scholarship and internship applications, setting up a mentorship programme and strengthening the Kesho Alumni.

    Contract Periods: 12 months initially – dependent on funding.

    Essential Requirements

  • A Bachelors Degree (Upper Second or First) or Higher Diploma
  • At least 2 years of relevant experience
  • Experience of working with children or young people
  • Community engagement, facilitation and training skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Computer literate

    How to Apply

    Obtain the detailed Job Description from our website and apply using the on line application form: Kesho Community Based Organisation Program Officers Jobs in Kenya

    Deadline: Applications must be submitted by Monday 27th October, 2014 at 5pm.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    Recruitment is in accordance with Kesho’s Child Protection Policy


    UK Based Organization Regional Head of Finance and Operations (Sub Sahara Africa) Job in Nairobi Kenya

    Our client is a UK based organization working with various governments, donors, schools and partners on a range of education programmes in over 60 countries around the world.

    To fulfil its mandate, our client is seeking to recruit a leadership capable, highly driven and results oriented individual to fill the role of Regional Head of Finance and Operations - Sub Sahara Africa (SSA), based in Nairobi, Kenya.

    Reporting to the Director, SSA, the incumbent will be responsible for management of core business functions including finance, commercial operations and risk management.

    S/he will also provide strategic oversight for HR, IT, procurement and facilities staff.

    The position will ensure high quality service delivery to programmes and drive the commercial performance of the Sub Saharan Africa Region.

    Key responsibilities will include:

  • Ensuring that the operations of the Sub Saharan Africa Region support the development and implementation of programmes to improve the quality of education across the region;
  • Providing strategic finance, commercial leadership and management to SSA Regional Office while ensuring commercial risks are managed;
  • Providing oversight on internal and external reporting and control;
  • Providing strategic leadership and oversight of Commercial, HR and Administration and Information Technology services;
  • Managing current contract performance measurement and reporting;
  • Supporting new business development by providing related commercial input; and
  • Providing oversight and implementing of duty of care responsibilities to staff, contractors and consultants working in conflict zones.

    Key qualifications, knowledge and experience required:

  • A Bachelors degree in Business / Finance; A master’s degree will be an added advantage;
  • At least eight (8) years management experience in a Corporate or NGO environment of which five (5) years should be at senior level overseeing a busy finance and administration function;
  • Knowledge of contract and financial performance management;
  • Knowledge of tax regulations and reporting environment in the region;
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills;
  • Strong business development skills; and
  • Experience working with different institutional donors.

    If you believe you can clearly demonstrate your abilities to meet the criteria for this role, please submit your application with a detailed CV, stating your current position, current remuneration, e-mail and telephone contacts and quoting the reference number Ref.: RFOD/10/14 on your application letter.

    To be considered, your application must be received by 31 October 2014 addressed to:

    The Director
    Executive Selection Division
    Deloitte Consulting Limited
    P.O. Box 40092 00100,
    Nairobi, Kenya
    Email: esd@deloitte.co.ke


    Davis & Shirtliff HR & Administration Manager Job in Nairobi Kenya

    Davis & Shirtliff is a regional engineering services provider with its Head Office in Nairobi and is seeking to recruit an HR & Administration Manager.

    The main role of the position will be to manage and coordinate all areas of the Human Resource function including payroll processing, staff selection, recruitment and retention, employee welfare, training and development, benefits and general administration.

    Candidates most likely to succeed will:

  • Have a second upper university degree in a relevant discipline.
  • Have at least 5 years’ relevant experience at senior positions and aged below 45 years.
  • Have excellent written and spoken English and good interpersonal and presentation skills.
  • Be a self-motivated, disciplined and effective team player.
  • Be a member of or affiliated to relevant professional organisations.
  • Have good computer skills and be familiar with an ERP or HR software.

    The job is a senior role in the company and a competitive salary with usual large company benefits including medical and pension schemes are offered.

    Interested applicants should send their applications and CVs with copies of certificates and a passport size colour photograph and indicate their email, day-time phone number, current salary and how soon they would be available to begin work, to: recruitment@dayliff.com

    The final date for submission of applications will be 26th October 2014


    Documentation Specialist Job in Kenya - SNV Netherlands Development Organisation

    SNV Netherlands Development Organisation seeks an inspirational individual to work as a Documentation Specialist

    SNV and WEDC have been undertaking a sanitation action research (SAR) to:

    (1) generate and share knowledge and new insights on sanitation markets in rural areas and

    (2) identify, test and recommend suitable market based solutions for scaling up access to improved latrine options and services in rural areas.

    The action research has been on going in 3 districts in Kenya, Ethiopia and Tanzania.

    SNV is seeking services of an experienced documentation specialist to produce reader friendly and publishable reports for a number of results noted from the Sanitation Action Research.

    For full details regarding this exciting opportunity, visit: Documentation Specialist Job in Kenya - SNV Netherlands Development Organisation


    CARE Somalia Jobs in Nairobi Kenya

    CARE Somalia is an International NGO working in Somalia.

    CARE and its partners work with vulnerable communities to address the underlying causes of poverty and promote peace and development, through its strategic goal to reduce poverty by empowering women, enhancing access to resources and services, and improving governance.

    1. Country Director General Description of the Role:

    CARE is seeking a Country Director for Somalia based in Nairobi, Kenya. The Country Director (CD) is CARE International (CI)’s legal representative in Somalia.

    S/he leads CARE’s strategy and operations in that country towards CARE’s vision of “a world of hope, tolerance and social justice, where poverty has been eliminated and people live with dignity and security”.

    More specifically, the CD drives for impact that benefits women and girls, address injustice and discrimination, and enhances the lives of poor and vulnerable communities.

    The CD provides strategic leadership and guidance to the Country Office team and to external partners.

    Requirements (Person Specification)

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field
  • 6-8 years in senior management position in development field
  • Demonstrated experience in leading strategic and operational planning
  • Demonstrated People/Relationship Management
  • Budgetary control and financial management skills
  • Ability to establish a learning culture within the CO and to facilitate knowledge sharing across CARE
  • Experience in establishing and maintaining External Relationships/Fundraising
  • Experience in liaising with government officials and a variety of donors
  • Strong representation, influencing and negotiation skills.

    2. IT Internship opportunity

    Location: Nairobi, Kenya

    Starting date: as soon as possible

    Main responsibilities:

  • Help desk support
  • Ensure the MIS standards and policies are adhered to at all times and throughout the entire infrastructure
  • Ensure systems availability, security management and system integrity
  • Information management

    Qualifications:

  • University degree/ Higher Diploma in IT or Computer Science or equivalent, graduating university students are also considered;
  • Flexibility and the ability to work within a multi-cultural team;
  • Ability to manage several tasks simultaneously and to organise and prioritise own work;
  • Ability to work on own initiative;
  • Very good interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Team player;
  • Basic network troubleshooting skills;
  • Overall knowledge of software and hardware fire walls;
  • Knowledge of backup and disaster recovery solutions;

    How to Apply

    Interested Candidates should send their CV and cover letter to recruit@som.care.org

    Or

    For more information or to apply for this position please go to CARE Somalia Country Director Job in Nairobi Kenya by 31st November

    CARE is an Equal Opportunity Employer, promoting gender, equity and diversity.

    Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

    Our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.


    New Life Training Centre Business Manager Job in Maua, Meru, Kenya

    Job Title: Business Manager - New Life Training Centre

    The Trustees of New Life Nyambene (NLN) are seeking to employ a person of exemplary character and integrity as a Business Manager of the New Life Training Centre.

    This is a one year renewable contract based on performance.

    General Job Specifications:

  • A minimum of a Bachelors degree in business
  • Relevant Masters degree will be an added advantage
  • People management skills, Self-motivation and ability to work with minimum supervision
  • Ability to innovate and come up with creative ideas to grow the centre as a successful social enterprise
  • To provide leadership, training and mentoring to the young people and staff, developing their capacity to run the centre
  • Ability to relate to diverse backgrounds and an understanding of local languages Embu, Kikuyu and Meru cultures
  • Ready to work in Maua, Meru

    If you are interested in applying for the above position please follow the link below for job specifications and application details.

    The applications must be received by Friday 24th October 2014.

    Applications will be by email only

    Link: New Life Training Centre Business Manager Job in Maua, Meru, Kenya


    Kenindia Assurance Company Branch Managers Jobs in Kenya

    Kenindia Assurance Company Limited is one of the leading composite insurance Companies in Kenya with branches in all major towns of the country.

    Established in 1978, the Company has continued to be a market leader in the Insurance Industry.

    We are in the process of expanding our network and services to different counties and are looking for qualified individuals to fill the following positions:

    1. Job Title: Branch Manager

    Department: Marketing / Operations

    Reports to: Asst. General Manager – Marketing/Operations

    Supervises:Branch Team

    Job Purpose / Function: Take charge of branch operations and ensure that they meet or exceed set performance targets in respect to underwritten premium, client recruitment, service quality and expense control.

    Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Promote business growth and achieve set growth targets by aggressively marketing the branch to potential customers and increasing the services provided to existing ones. This will include mon